Attorney General warns Hoosiers about callers claiming to represent Social Security Administration

Last Updated on October 1, 2018 by cassnetwork

Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of scam callers trying to obtain people’s personal information by claiming to represent the Social Security Administration.

In recent days, the Office of the Attorney General has received several dozen calls from Hoosiers reporting robocalls from such impostors. Upon answering their phones, these individuals heard recordings stating they were being monitored on suspicion of illegal activity. Those receiving the calls were told they must call back or else their Social Security numbers would be canceled.

Anyone receiving these calls should immediately hang up and report the calls to the Office of the Attorney General at indianaconsumer.com or by calling 1-800-382-5516.

“Do not give out your personal information over the phone to these kinds of callers,” Attorney General Hill said. “The perpetrators of these hoaxes are trying to steal your identity in order to make fraudulent purchases or commit other wrongdoing.”

Anyone needing to contact the Social Security Administration may call the agency’s customer service line at 800-772-1213.

SOURCE: News release from the Office of Indiana Attorney General