PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST IMPERSONATION SCAMS
The Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General is warning Americans to be aware of telephone scammers who are pretending to be government employees. They may threaten you and may demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action. The Inspector General warns, “Do not be fooled!”
If you receive a suspicious call, SSA recommends that you:
- HANG UP!
- DO NOT GIVE THEM MONEY OR PERSONAL INFORMATION!
- REPORT THE SCAM AT oig.ssa.gov
Below we have collected various website links to help you identify impersonations scams and report them to the appropriate authorities.
Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consumer information page
Department of Homeland Security
Senate Special Committee on Aging
Department of Justice