Arizona City, Arizona
August 12, 2019 2:03pm CST
I have been getting many calls lately from scammers trying to scam me they are always saying things like "HELLO THIS IS A REMINDER THAT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED" or trying to trick me into giving them money for charity I mean do these people know its not ok do to that?? This is hard earn money i will only give to actual real charities not to scammers. They had me going crazy once thinking my social security number had been suspended had me calling up the social security number asking them what was going on. But thankfully they said everything was good Two of my bank accounts were closed and shut down due to scammers trying to use my account to get money out under my name how about you how do you feel or even deal with scammers?? Do you just hangup on them??
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• Staten Island, New York
There are a lot of phone and email scammers these days. If you get a call or email that there is something wrong with your SSN or there is a "warrant for your arrest" in relation to the IRS or that you have to go to your local 7 Eleven and purchase gift cards it is clearly a scam. Unfortunately, there are people that fall for it.
I've never got such a call. Many years ago there were calls offering me good business bargains. I remember that once I was invited to buy shares for grain at the New York stock market. Over the telephone! How silly must one be to do that? But there must be silly people who do just that. If there weren't, there wouldn't be such calls.
• United States
It is a scam. No question. I attended a program in town about the current crop of scams going on, this is one of them. Social Security will never call you with a statement like that. That is not how they do things. Not to mention that your SSN is yours permanently. If there is an issue with it, you will receive an official letter from the Social Security Administration. If you have had it for more than a few months, the likely hood of any kind of problem with it is so small as to be nearly impossible.
I get a lot of them on my landline as well as mobile. my rule is If it is a private number or an unfamiliar number they can always leave a message on the voicemailbox. I don't answer private/silent numbers and unfamiliar numbers, And I also look the numbers up on reverse phone look up to know if it is a scam number.