Posted by Stephen Palamara, TCC Director of Business Development

The Federal Trade Commission is warning the public about a new phone call scam. This article on the Cyware website https://cyware.com/news/ftc-warns-of-the-phone-call-scam-that-states-your-ssn-is-suspended-due-to-suspicious-activity-695186aa discusses how to avoid getting scammed.

The newest phone scams act like they are coming from a government agency claiming that your Social Security Number has been suspended and is being observed. The criminals are targeting your Social Security number, bank account number, and other personal information.

Do not fall for this scam. The FTC states that Social Security Numbers are not suspended, and if you receive a phone call like this, hang up and report it to the FTC.

Here are some tips the article provides to help you remain safe:

  • ”FTC warns individuals to never provide or confirm personal information over the phone, via email or on a website until you’ve checked the authenticity of the source.”
  • ”It is always best to contact government agencies directly via phone numbers and website addresses that you know to be legitimate.”
  • ”The number for the Social Security Administration is 1-800-772-1213, therefore, stay away from calling any number provided in a phone call or email.”
  • ”In case, anyone purporting to be from the government attempted to steal your personal information, immediately report it to the FTC.”

To learn more about TCC’s Security Services please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/security-services.

 

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