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By Andrew Cannarsa
OIG Communications Director 

Public warned about caller-ID "spoofing" scheme

 

November 8, 2018



The Acting Inspector General of Social Security Gale Stallworth Stone is warning citizens about an ongoing caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) national customer service phone number. SSA has received numerous reports of questionable phone calls displaying SSA’s 1-800 number on a caller-ID screen. This is a scam. Citizens should not engage with those calls or provide any personal information.

These reports indicate the calls display the 1-800-772-1213, SSA’s national customer service number, as the incoming number on caller ID. People who...



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