Quick Answer: Can My Social Security Number Be Suspended?

What does it mean when your Social Security number has been suspended?

Scammer message: Department of the Social Security Administration.

The reason of this call is to inform you that your Social Security number has been suspended for suspicion of illegal activity.

If you do not contact us immediately, your account will be deactivated.

In those cases, the call is fraudulent.

Just hang up..

Does the Social Security office make phone calls?

The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. … And it won’t call to threaten your benefits. Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling. Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID.

Does the Social Security office call you if there’s a problem?

— Someone from Social Security may call you if you’re working with the agency on some issue or claim. But just to make sure it’s truly the SSA contacting you, hang up and call SSA’s main number at (800) 772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Also, don’t trust the number you see coming up on your caller ID.

How do I stop fake Social Security calls?

Do hang up on illegal robocalls.Do add all your numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry operated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). … Do explore free and low-cost call-blocking options, such as apps and services that screen calls and weed out spam and scams. … Do verify the caller.More items…•

Does Social Security call to report suspicious activity?

Scammers commit fraud When Social Security makes phone contact, it is often to confirm the legitimacy of claims. … If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from Social Security, hang up, and then report details of the call to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at https://oig.ssa.gov/.

How do I know if Social Security is calling me?

You can call Social Security’s customer service line at 800-772-1213 to confirm whether a communication purporting to be from SSA is real. If you get an impostor call or email, report it to SSA using their detailed online form. You can also call Social Security’s Fraud Hotline at 800-269-0271.

Where do I report fake Social Security calls?

The Social Security Administration’s main number is 1-800-772-1213. You should also report fraudulent calls. You can report them to the inspector general by calling the hotline number or going online. You also can report it to the F.T.C. on a complaint website, identitytheft.gov/ssa, dedicated to Social Security scams.

Can someone access my bank account with my Social Security number?

Open financial accounts Your Social Security number is the most important piece of personal information a bank needs when extending you credit or opening an account. With that number, a thief can get credit cards or loans, and when it comes time to repay them, they won’t, damaging your credit in the process.

Why is Social Security calling me?

We’re calling from the Social Security Administration because your account has been frozen or compromised. This is the IRS calling and you owe us back taxes and are about to be sued or immediately arrested.