SOCIAL SECURITY SCAMMERS

The Caernarvon Township Police Department is receiving reports of a phone call scam occurring in the area this morning. Unknown individual(s) are claiming to be calling from the Social Security office and saying that the individual’s social security card is cancelled and try to illicit personal information from their victims.

In an effort to combat such scams, we want to make one thing perfectly clear: Social Security will not be calling you to ask you to give them your personal information, such as your Social Security number, date of birth, or other private information. If someone saying they are from Social Security does call you requesting information, don’t respond. Instead, contact your local Social Security office or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to see whether Social Security really need any information from you.

Whatever you do, don’t fall victim to a scam. Don’t give out your personal information.

Social Security and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) take these scams very seriously. To report suspicious activity, please call the OIG Hotline at 1-800-269-0271. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call the OIG TTY number at 1-866-501-2101.) A Public Fraud Reporting form is also available online at OIG’s website: https://www.socialsecurity.gov/fraudreport/oig/public_fraud_reporting/form.htm.