There’s a new phone scam targeting seniors and it focuses on Social Security. Scammers have long been calling about our alleged IRS deficiencies. Now they are calling to inform you that you are entitled to a cost of living increase. The scammer then asks you to update your personal information, including your name, date of birth and Social Security Number.
Remember — the SSA NEVER calls to update personal information.
The real SSA already has this information so they don’t need to confirm it with you!!!
Hang up immediately if you receive such a call.
If you receive a suspicious call, call 800-269-0271 to report the call to the Office of the Inspector General, or report it online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.
The SSA also has a toll-free customer service number (800-772-1213) for any questions you may have. It is operated Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, the number is 800-325-0778.