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Te llama una persona que te dice que trabaja para el gobierno y te informa que tu número de Seguro Social (SSN) ha sido suspendido.  Parece muy profesional. Así que deberías hacer exactamente lo que te dice que hagas para solucionar las cosas, ¿cierto?

 

Incorrecto.

 

La FTC ha recibido reportes sobre estafadores que están tratando de engañar a las personas para quitarles su información personal diciéndoles que es necesario que “reactiven” sus números de Seguro Social supuestamente “suspendidos”. Los estafadores dicen que el número de Seguro Social se suspendió debido a alguna conexión con un fraude u otra actividad delictiva. Indican que hay que llamar a un número de teléfono para reactivarlo – y entonces, cuando llamas, te piden tu información personal.

 

La cosa es que los números de Seguro Social no se suspenden. Esta es solo una variación más de una estafa de impostores del gobierno para tratar de conseguir tu número de Seguro Social, número de cuenta bancaria u otra información personal. En esta variación del esquema, la persona que llama finge que te está protegiendo de una estafa cuando en realidad te está engañando para que caigas en una estafa.

 

Estas son algunas recomendaciones para protegerte:

  • Nunca des ni confirmes información personal por teléfono, vía email o en un sitio web hasta que hayas verificado quién te la está pidiendo.
  • No confíes en un nombre, número de teléfono ni domicilio de email solo porque parezca que está relacionado con el gobierno. Los estafadores oportunistas usan nombres que parecen oficiales y manipulan los datos que aparecen en el aparato de identificación de llamadas o la información de los domicilios de correo electrónico para que confíes en ellos. Además, el gobierno normalmente se comunica con la gente por correo postal.
  • Comunícate directamente con las agencias del gobierno usando números de teléfono y sitios web que te conste que son legítimos.

Si alguien ha tratado de robarte tu información personal haciéndose pasar por un representante del gobierno FTC, repórtalo a la FTC.

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1,456 Comments

nutrom
August 13, 2019
Le marcaron ami papa que su número de seguro social fue suspendido por sospecha de delitos , en cuanto mi padre tiene limpio su récord
Don't use your…
September 14, 2018
I do not under stand when a government place keeps asking for your complete number for your account and it is on the bank statement already.?
ShariYS
September 15, 2018

En respuesta a por Don't use your…

WHAT "government place"? The bank? The Social Security office? Some clown on the phone saying they're from the government? If YOU called the bank and they want your account#, give it to them. But don't give anything out to anyone who calls you first!
cas
September 17, 2018

En respuesta a por ShariYS

even if the so called bank asks you for your account number, don't even give it to them over the phone. Just go into your branch office and ask the manager on why the bank wants your account number. I'm sure he will tell you that you do not give it out to anyone unless you personally know they are the real thing, which means you go to the bank and verify the need to get this information.
carolyn189
January 10, 2019

En respuesta a por ShariYS

I just got a call. I stereotypically said "for someone who works for the US government you do not sound like you are in the US at all..." He then asked where I thought he was located which is totally weird for a govt employee to do. I said "If you work for the Social Security Offices then you should not be playing with me and be willing to tell me where you are located." He said he was in (what sounded like) Sweden! So bizarre. After I asked him multiple times to say the location again because I could not understand him through his accent and eventually asked him to SPEEL IT OUT, he hung up. I googled "who to call to report social security card scam and both phone numbers listed on the SSA site were for benefit thefts and benefit fraud only. No help from the SSA.
Kirk
February 20, 2019

En respuesta a por carolyn189

18664048955 over social security saying my social security number has been suspended scam who else has got call from this number
Dojilllyon33n'…
March 21, 2019

En respuesta a por Katz8990

I did too. This sucks! 1 866-404-1811
Nikki217
March 25, 2019

En respuesta a por Dojilllyon33n'…

I got a robo call today stating they were suspending my ssn due to fraudulent activity. The number was 1-866-404-1936. I have blocked it.
MerlinSP
March 27, 2019

En respuesta a por UGH!

I received a call with the bot stating that my SSN was suspended due to suspicious activity. The number was the following (332)8763478. I had to look up the area code. It's NYC apparently. Manhattan to be exact. I've lived in the NYC all of my life and never say or knew anyone with that area code. I just hung up after the bot finished the first sentence. Any sentence that includes nonsense like a SSN being suspended is BS. I'm more worried about how they obtained my number!
Feelingupset
April 18, 2019

En respuesta a por MerlinSP

I just listened to a voicemail i received an automated msg saying my SSN has been suspended due to suspicious activity. Its to early to call these scammers but yeah hoa the heck do they have my number??? SMH
Crys
May 02, 2019

En respuesta a por Feelingupset

I have received the same SSN Suspended calls from the below numbers the past 7 days: 1-325-340-1215 1-800-974-5248 1-855-896-4235
Mrs Claus
May 09, 2019

En respuesta a por Crys

Mine was from +1(575)070-3055 Word for word! “Press 1 to continue”. How do we keep these awful people from calling? Total scumbags!
Ian McRobb
May 28, 2019

En respuesta a por Mrs Claus

Turn on your answering machine and never turn it off. When the voice say leave a message they hangup.
Garden girl
August 02, 2019

En respuesta a por C'mon

Texas call 1-512-668-9717 2× so far
RaydaMuva
September 17, 2019

En respuesta a por Pjfontenot81

‭+1 (844) 579-6149‬ Is the number I got the call from. It asked me to press one then immediately hung up. When I called the number back it said the number was out of service’
Cristy
September 20, 2019

En respuesta a por RaydaMuva

I already had 2 calls this morning, said my ssn number was being suspended and that there is an arrest warrant out for me.
Don't use your…
October 01, 2019

En respuesta a por Jpetrid

Me too so I tried to turn myself in to the locals and was told to go away, good naturedly
Dogmom2020
October 03, 2019

En respuesta a por Cristy

Same here. Two calls this morning from with a message to press 1 to speak to an agent. When I did that and they asked for my name, I asked a foreign sounding man how do I know this is not a scam and he hung up on me. (430) 484-6562 (430)653-6493
mari
July 18, 2019

En respuesta a por MMC

the same, the one I got was 1 915 209 5918 goggled area and it's from Flint, TX. called the number back from a landline and justs rings busy.
anthony
September 03, 2019

En respuesta a por Rich

just got the same kind of call.. from 800-573-9311
Josh
September 23, 2019

En respuesta a por Crys

I just got a call from someone saying my SSN is being suspended (how unfortunate). Number was 844-337-2767 These people really aren't getting any better at these things lol
Need money now/2020
September 16, 2020

En respuesta a por Josh

I got a voicemail with the same exact message perbetum from (646) 710-7655 was stressing out all day until I looked it up on IRS website n found out what it actually is . They need to stopped.
ML
January 03, 2020

En respuesta a por Crys

I've received 6 of these calls in the last 2 days. It doesn't matter what number shows when they call, all these numbers are "spoofed", meaning the number that appears is not the real source of the call.
SuspiciousMind
May 21, 2019

En respuesta a por Feelingupset

I got a call today from (781) 328-3741 saying "my SSN has been suspended due to suspicious activity" and to press "1" to learn more about this case. I just remained silent until they hung and then found this page.
Anthony
June 07, 2019

En respuesta a por SuspiciousMind

I got a call from @347-349-4617. Automated voice, SSN scammer.
E
June 08, 2019

En respuesta a por SuspiciousMind

I also got a call today (6/8/19) from (917) 338-1359, the recording saying "my SSN has been suspended due to suspicious activity" and to press "1" to learn more about this case.
kanekila
June 10, 2019

En respuesta a por E

I got a call today on my iPhone from 920-876-6143 (Elkhart Lake, WI). I live in Florida. They said the same as other have reported: "We will block your Social Security number, unless you call us back at this number... blah blah..." Total scam.
Jlyn
August 13, 2019

En respuesta a por kanekila

Same, same, SAME!! Same autobot message 3 times today.. I did not call back obviously, but I mean, logically thinking, I have never heard of anybody being able to BLOCK a social security number! It's almost humorous! Call back and they will need to ask what the number is so they can proceed with the scam.. I mean, they are calling us, shouldn"t they have it already?? sheesh.. All three of these called, same robot message.. 1-800-991-3553 1-800-006-6627 1-800-531-2835
Dave
September 17, 2019

En respuesta a por Jlyn

They called me three times today.1-8005295343. 1-8007895266. 1-8007544852. I have no idea how they get my number. This sucks.
pomona ca
August 07, 2020

En respuesta a por Dave

(714)860-4106 and also block (714)860-7747 (714)860-4883 (609)916-2986 they are scammers i hope. thia covid19 plus im disabled and now these pranksters. horrible .
Dan the motor man
September 16, 2020

En respuesta a por pomona ca

Yeah I got an automated message saying “Your case file number is W12RW7214 this is to inform you that we have found suspicious activities leading towards drug trafficking and hence we are suspending your Social Security number this would be a final attempt to reach out to you as there is an arrest warrant issued under your name to talk to an officer press one now and hold the line for a few seconds…” and when I tried calling the number back it’s always busy then it hangs up on me.
jeanmcgeehon
June 12, 2019

En respuesta a por E

I got a call from ssn 2 times today. The caller saying"my ssn has been suspended due to suspicious activity press 1 and to learn more about this case...
JL
June 28, 2019

En respuesta a por jeanmcgeehon

I just recieved the same call...bot voice with the same message. I hung up as soon as it said to press 1. It came in as a "Restricted" number. I probably shouldn't have answered it.
Srogers
August 21, 2019

En respuesta a por jeanmcgeehon

Add 707-787-2824 to this list. Same call, same "press 1 to hear this case" scam message
Stop Calling
June 13, 2019

En respuesta a por E

Same SSN call here - Got a bot call from New York . . 917-745-1507