General discussion

Got a call that my social security number is suspended -scam

This scam has probably been making its rounds for a while but I just got one from a New York number with a robo caller stating that my social security number has been suspended because there had been suspicious activity on it and to press 1 to know more about it.

As usual it's a scam but just wanted to give the unsuspecting folks all a heads up and don't fall for it.

From the FTC: "Your Social Security number isn’t suspended. Ever."
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/09/your-social-security-number-isnt-suspended-ever

Be safe folks.

Post was last edited on June 13, 2019 1:11 PM PDT

Discussion is locked
Reply
Follow
Reply to: Got a call that my social security number is suspended -scam
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Got a call that my social security number is suspended -scam
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Such Scams Are Frequent Here...

Social Security scams, Microsoft Scams, Banking scams. Almost always on our landline phone. We've received them a lot lately. We screen our calls and when the robocaller/electronic voice comes on, we ignore it and delete it from our messages.

Hope this helps.

Grif

- Collapse -
Yeah, we never answer our landline phone because of this...

But now our cell phones are ringing off the hook with these scams, the landscape has shifted to mobile numbers because less and less people have landlines and many people don't answer their home phones. Sad

I forgot to mention that this social security one was on my cell phone, if the number is not on my contact list, I let it go to voicemail.

- Collapse -
Yep!

Same here Lee. We don't answer the landline and get it on the cells. I block them but it doesn' last long. Angry
Dafydd.

- Collapse -
Yeah it's pretty frustrating.

I block them too and they spoof another number and they are at it again. I stop answering my cell calls but the only thing I worry about is missing a call from my dad's friends in the event of an emergency with him. They are not always on my contact list and the last time this happened luckily they left a voicemail to let me know he was going to the ER.

- Collapse -
Scam calls

They come in all kinds of flavors over cell and land line.

Folks that don't keep up with this stuff and fall for the scam are in for a shock.

- Collapse -
Yeah it is unfortunate...

no matter how ridiculous or obvious it may sound to the people in the know, there are just as many people who are oblivious to these types of scams and fall for them. Sad

Spread the word folks, that is the only we can fight these scammers.

- Collapse -
if you want

I can stop all your robo calls. just send me your name, address, social security number, your drivers license number and all your phone number.s I will even watch your bank accounts for you to make sure you don't get caught in a scam. just send me your account numbers to your bank, savings account, credit cards and investment accounts. Lets not forget pin numbers too. finally for verifications you need to send me the answers you are using for the security questions on each account.

I will provide this service for you at the low price of nothing... just leave a message here with your email address and your backup email address and I will contact you the next time I sneak access to the wardens computer. since I am a trustee, you should be able to trust me to stop those calls Happy

Post was last edited on June 14, 2019 2:30 AM PDT

- Collapse -
OK all sent to you!

I gave you my birth certificate too, just in case you need it for verification Grin

CNET Forums