SSA impersonators upping game to get your money

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Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

(WRDW/WAGT) -- Social Security Administration officials say they are seeing an increase in SSN schemes.

Recently the Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, says the fraudulent phone calls are becoming more threatening.

Scammers are threatening citizens could be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to "call a provided phone number to address the issue".

The Office of the Inspector General says citizens should not call or engage with these calls.

Social Security officials urge people to be "extremely cautious and avoid providing your SSN or bank account numbers".

If you have been or believe you have been contacted by someone claiming to be from the SSA, report it to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Call: 1-800-269-0271

Visit online:  www.oig.ssa.gov/report

For more information visit the  OIG Website.