- If you receive a call, text, or email that
- Threatens to suspend your Social Security number
- Warns of arrest or legal action
- Demands or requests immediate payment
- Pressures you for personal information
- Threatens to seize your bank account
- Promises to increase your Social Security benefit
- …it is a scam.
The Social Security Administration will never threaten, scare, or pressure you to take any immediate action.
Protect yourself and others from these scams.
Stay calm. Do not provide anyone with money
or personal information.
A real government employee will not threaten you, demand immediate payment, or try to gain your trust by sending you pictures or documents.
Report Social Security-related scams. If you receive a suspicious call, text, or email that mentions Social Security, ignore it and report it to the SSA Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Do not be embarrassed if you shared personal information or suffered a financial loss.