The Social Security Administration is warning that scammers are calling people and then sending emails with false documents. The scammers pretend to be government employees and will try to convince you to give personal information about your Social Security account, number or beneﬁt.
Don’t give out any information if you’re not sure who you’re talking to. Look for these signs of a scam:
1. Threats of legal action or arrest
2. Emails or texts with your personal information
3. Misspelled words and grammar mistakes
4. Requests for payment by cash, wire transfers, or pre-paid cards, like gift cards
5. Offers to increase your beneﬁts in exchange for payment
The Social Security Administration will never threaten you with arrest or legal action for not paying a ﬁne or fee, and it will send a letter to let you know of any issues.