Has the “Social Security Administration” called you to tell you there’s a “hold” on your account?
It was NOT the Social Security Administration!
Government agencies like Social Security and the IRS do NOT call you on the phone and ask for your personal information, or for you to call them! Your best protection? HANG UP! You can also look into various ways to block and filter malicious callers.
As of October 2019, it is estimated that the Social Security Scam has robbed Americans of over $17,000,000.
In General, any phone call you receive that pressures you into providing personal information, bullies you, threatens you, or scares you into giving credit card information or payment over the phone is most likely a scam. When in doubt, hang up and notify authorities.
Other recent phone scams include individuals impersonating Apple, Microsoft and the IRS.