The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is warning the public about fraudulent telephone calls from people claiming to be Social Security Administration representatives. The scammers claim that your Social Security number was used for improper or illegal activity and threaten to have you arrested unless you call a special phone number provided by the scammers where the scammers try to obtain your personal information for their own improper use such as identity theft.
The Social Security Administration will contact you, but usually only when they have ongoing business with you. Social Security Administration callers will not threaten you for information. If you receive such a call and are unsure, hang up. You can initiate a call back to Social Security using a known legitimate telephone number or visit your local Social Security office to determine if Social Security has legitimate business with you.
Visit this website for more information about the scam. https://blog.ssa.gov/ig-warns-public-about-fraudulent-phone-calls-threatening-arrest-or-legal-action/#more-3678
The effects of identity theft can be devastating if not caught in time. If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, contact our office for a consultation to discuss your options.