Attorney General’s Office Warns of Social Security Number Suspension Scam

Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced there are widespread reports of “suspended” Social Security number scams. The scammer will call the victim, claiming their Social Security number had been suspended due to suspicious activity and to use their Social Security number again they must verify it and other personal information or risk arrest. Over the past six months, the attorney general’s office has receive nearly 20 formal complaints of Social Security scams from Kentuckians. Reports of the scam are also occurring across the country, including Florida, Georgia, Ohio, and more. Beshear’s office reminds citizens to never give out any personal information over the phone and that the Social Security Administration is not suspending numbers. To verify any suspicious call, contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

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