A strange phone caller says that they're from the government and your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended.
They sounds very professional and knowledgeable. So you should probably do exactly what they says to fix things…right?
The FTC has gotten many incident reports about scammers trying to trick people out of their personal information by telling them that they need to “reactivate” their supposedly “suspended” SSNs.
The scammers say the SSN was suspended because of some connection to fraud or other criminal activity.
They say to call a number to clear it up – where they’ll ask you for personal information.