My Social Insurance Number Is Going To Be Suspended

@paigea (30417)
Canada
August 18, 2020 4:28pm CST
In Canada we have SIN Social Insurance Numbers. We need to enter it on the forms when we have a job. It is how our earnings are tracked. I keep getting phone calls saying, my SIN has been suspended. How can it be suspended? It is just a number that identifies me. Scammers need to think out their scam a little more.
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25 responses
@rebelann (76548)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Aug
It really amazes me how dumb scammers are ....... I surely hope those they try to scam aren't as dumb.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
19 Aug
They keep doing it. Does that mean they succeed sometimes?
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@rebelann (76548)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Aug
Yep, I'm afraid so @paigea there are some stupid people out there that will give a scammer the notion that to keep plugging will lead to another dumber than dumb.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
19 Aug
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@DianneN (198439)
• United States
18 Aug
Whew, you scared me for a minute. Just ignore those darn scammers!
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
18 Aug
I do!
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@DianneN (198439)
• United States
18 Aug
@paigea Of course you do! They can be such a pain!
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
18 Aug
@DianneN Can't believe they just keep trying.
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@LadyDuck (306355)
• Switzerland
19 Aug
Scammers do not even know what they are talking about.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
20 Aug
No, and yet people get taken in.
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@LadyDuck (306355)
• Switzerland
21 Aug
@paigea I cannot believe that some people fall in those scams. Should they call me, I would reply "it's great! So I do not need to pay taxes anymore!!".
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
21 Aug
@LadyDuck The initial call is just a recording telling you how much trouble you are in and that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) are already notified. You have to press 1 to speak to a person to "deal" with it. They don't waste their time on people who are just going to hang up. Hubby did talk to one of them once. They told him a place to meet them in person to pay. I wish he had called the police, they could go have met the scammers.
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@Nakitakona (36323)
• Philippines
28 Aug
Yes you're right. That's your permanent number and whyis it suspended? Something messy?
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
28 Aug
It is not suspended. It will identify me until I am gone. Spam phone calls.
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@Nakitakona (36323)
• Philippines
28 Aug
@paigea oh I see. I got it. The caller wants to get your SIN.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
28 Aug
@Nakitakona or they want me to send them money that they are trying to convince me I owe the government.
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@BelleStarr (54570)
• United States
5 Sep
lol Oh yes they threaten my social all the time, they really think we are stupid.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
5 Sep
Who falls for it? They just keep doing it!
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@BelleStarr (54570)
• United States
6 Sep
@paigea I'm afraid some old and naive people would fall for it.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
7 Sep
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@nela13 (37533)
• Portugal
27 Aug
I am glad you noticed that is a scam and didn't reply to the message.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
28 Aug
It is already an old scam here.
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@nela13 (37533)
• Portugal
30 Aug
@paigea Here we never heard about that scam.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
31 Aug
@nela13 Good!
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@moonandstars (44434)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
20 Aug
o, so these are scammers, i am relieved. i thought the government has done something
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
20 Aug
Scammers, the annoying scammers
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
21 Aug
@paigea how come they don't get bored with this
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
22 Aug
@moonandstars If only that would happen
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• Santiago, Chile
19 Aug
They're running out of good ideas to fool people!
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
20 Aug
I hope they run out of ideas.
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• Santiago, Chile
20 Aug
@paigea that's right!
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
21 Aug
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@xFiacre (8186)
• Ireland
18 Aug
@paigea Next time you get a call like that say "Oh that's terrible! Can I borrow yours?"
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
18 Aug
Unfortunately, it is a recorded message. I would have to press 1 to take it further so I could harass a real human.
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@xFiacre (8186)
• Ireland
18 Aug
@paigea I love harassing real humans who try to scam me. I great fun with the one's who symapthetically ask "And how are you today?" That's when I start to complain about my explosive diahorrhea and for some reason they put the phone down before I get into my stride.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
18 Aug
@xFiacre . Maybe next time, I will press 1
@FayeHazel (34171)
• United States
3 Sep
Oh yes, we have similar here. It's all a scam
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
3 Sep
Annoying sometimes.
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@FayeHazel (34171)
• United States
4 Sep
@paigea So true. I hope that people don't fall for that
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@CarolDM (98075)
• United States
19 Aug
Scammers are everywhere!
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
20 Aug
So irritating.
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@CarolDM (98075)
• United States
20 Aug
@paigea I know.
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@sophie09 (29201)
• Indonesia
18 Aug
Better be more careful of the scammers
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
18 Aug
So far, have had no problems.
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@sophie09 (29201)
• Indonesia
19 Aug
@paigea yes just in case
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@marlina (110180)
• Canada
17 Oct
Scammers are everywhere now, it is disgusting
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
17 Oct
Very sad and very annoying.
@jstory07 (96260)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Sep
Can you block those numbers when they call.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
26 Sep
Probably. But they can call from endless numbers.
@RebeccasFarm (11200)
• Denver, Colorado
7 Sep
Those scammers will stop at nothing. I am glad you are not falling for it Pagiea.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
7 Sep
Sad that they get some people.
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@AmbiePam (56876)
• United States
30 Aug
I have been getting scammers calling to tell me my Social Security number is being suspended. I hope other people realize it's a scam, and that Social Security would never say that, especially in an automated manner.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
31 Aug
I hope people don't get scammed. But they must, as this is an old scam.
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@psanasangma (4902)
• India
28 Aug
Scammers really know how to frighten the citizens and stole other peoples money.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
28 Aug
They seem to scare some people. Sad.
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• Midland, Michigan
28 Aug
We have similar numbers here for the same reason. I'm hoping the elderly don't get caught up in these scams.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
28 Aug
Sadly, they do. These scammers will ask you to pay your debt in iTunes cards. In our local news, I read this. A convenience store staff called the police to convince a customer that they didn't need to buy all these cards to send to "Revenue Canada" The customer left, and later in the day the police were called by staff at another store. Same customer trying to buy the cards.
@snowy22315 (99536)
• United States
21 Aug
Scammers must think we are all stupid, they are the stupid ones...
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
28 Aug
Oh, they are. And annoying.
@Corbin5 (206257)
• United States
19 Aug
Definitely a scam and not a convincing one, for sure.
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@paigea (30417)
• Canada
20 Aug
Just an annoyance
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