FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2018
Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638
Consumer Scam Alert: Fake Social Security Administration Callers Targeting Individuals
Martinez, Calif. – Today, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is issuing a consumer protection scam alert to notify residents of fraudulent phone calls from callers pretending to be from the Social Security Administration. These scammers are claiming you need to pay a fee to unlock your Social Security number as a result of criminal activity. The callers are specifically asking for the individual to confirm their Social Security number.
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed an increase activity of these scammers. These telephone scams are attempting to collect personal information from unsuspecting residents.
Please remember the following:
When residents give out their personal information, the scammers will use this information to commit identity theft.
To report this fraudulent activity please contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. To file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission please visit their website.