Do not provide anyone with money or personal information when you feel pressured, threatened, or scared.
Hang up or ignore it.
If you receive a suspicious call, text, email, letter, or social media message, hang up or do not respond.
Government employees will not threaten you, demand immediate payment, or try to gain your trust by sending you pictures or documents.
Report Social Security-related scams.
Report Social Security Scams
If you receive a suspicious call, text, or email that mentions SSA, ignore it, and report it to SSA OIG.
Do not be embarrassed if you shared personal information or suffered a financial loss.
Get up-to-date information.
Visit the Federal Trade Commission for information on other government scams.
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