Social Security mayyou in some situations,but will never: Threaten you. Suspend your Social Security number. Demand immediate payment from you. Require payment by cash,gift card,pre-paid debit card,internet currency,or wire transfer. Ask for gift card numbers over the phone or to wire or mail cash. Don鈥檛 be fooled!
People also ask
Is the Social Security Administrationing you?
The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. It won鈥檛 ask you to pay anything. And it won鈥檛 call to threaten your benefits. Your caller ID might show the SSA鈥檚 real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that鈥檚 not the real SSA calling.
What happens if someone asks for your Social Security number?
The caller asks for your Social Security number 鈥?again, something an actual SSA employee wouldn鈥檛 do. A call, text or email threatens consequences such as arrest, loss of benefits or suspension of your Social Security number if you do not make an immediate payment by gift card, prepaid debit card, wire transfer or cryptocurrency.
Will I get a phone call after filing for Social Security disability?
Most people who apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will be contacted by a disability examiner at some point after filing their initial application, although they won鈥檛 necessarily receive a phone call.
What to do if you get a suspicious call from Social Security?
If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA or the OIG, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security鈥檚 toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778).