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Just to further what others are saying - and provide some info straight from the Social Security Administration - specific to the call you received as well! Per a 1 April 2019 Advisory (emphasis mine) FRAUD ADVISORY: IG Warns Public About Caller ID "Spoofing" of Social Security Fraud Hotline Phone Number FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2019 The ...


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This is a scam and you can just ignore it. But, in general, whenever someone claiming to be a bank, government agency, or such asks you to contact them back, do not use contact information from them. Look up the actual contact information of the institution from an official source and contact them that way. Or go to your local branch in person. Be sure ...


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I work as a contractor at the Social Security Administration(ssa.gov), and am working on documenting an app we have (eMailer) that allows employees to send you email or texts with pre-approved content that does not involve your PII (Personally Identifiable Information) such as your SSN. Important information may come via email, not just postal mail, but ...


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Of course you're being conned. Notifications of legal proceedings never come by phone. Never. All such calls are guaranteed to be scams. As for that call coming from the 210 area code, that's very unlikely. Spoofing caller ID is trivially simple and virtually all scammers do so. It's very unlikely the scammers were in the US at all where their calls can be ...


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It is not a plot to rack up toll fees but to get you to pay them money to get the alleged legal proceeding halted. I too have received numerous such phone calls (most with faked Caller IDs with Area Code 202 (the area code for Washington DC)) and been told that an arrest warrant has been issued by the Federal Court in Santa Clara CA (sometimes Santa Barbara ...


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The Social Security Administration mails documents; they don't call.


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