According to the KnowBe4 Security Team (www.KnowBe4.com), be on the lookout for a popular robocall scam that is tricking people into believing their Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended. The robocall tells you to call the number provided to speak with a government agent about the issue. Some of the robocalls even threaten to issue an arrest warrant if the victim doesn’t respond.
When you call the number back, you are actually speaking with a fake government agent. This scammer will try to trick you into giving up sensitive personal information like your SSN, birth date, and bank account number.
Always remember the following to stay safe from tricks like this:
- Your Social Security number can never be suspended.
- The Social Security Administration will never threaten to arrest anyone.
- Do not share any type of personal information with anyone you don’t know over the phone.
- If you get this type of call, hang up the phone immediately and report the call to the appropriate agency.