Social Security Administration to begin new effort fighting scammers

Posted at 8:13 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 08:13:07-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It seems like everyday you hear about a new scam putting you and your family at risk.

That's why the Social Security Administration is beginning a new campaign aimed at fighting scammers who claim to be Social Security employees.

According to the SSA, scammers are misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments aimed at helping with identity theft, or for avoiding arrest for fake Social Security number issues.

“I want every American to know that if a suspicious caller states there is a problem with their Social Security number or account, they should hang up and never give the caller money or personal information," said Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul. "People should then go online to report the scam call to Social Security."

You can watch the entire PSA here.