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TO NC SENIOR CONSUMER FRAUD TASK FORCE MEMBERS

******Alert #273******

Senior Fraud Alert: Fraud Artists Posing as Social Security Officials, Seeking Bank Account Info

Task Force member Brian Simpson of the Social Security Administration’s Raleigh Office shares the following with us:

The Raleigh Social Security office received an inquiry from the Constituent Services Liaison in U.S. Representative David Price’s office. She said that a constituent reported the following:

A female caller told the constituent that she was calling from SSA and that he was due to receive a new Social Security card. He said he already had one and asked why would he need a new one. She replied that “it was just time” for him to have a new one issued. She said she already had his name, address and Social Security number but needed his bank information to process the replacement card. This made the man suspicious. The female caller had “a heavy foreign accent,” so the man asked to speak to someone else he could understand better.

At that point, a male with a similar heavy foreign accent came on the line. The man reported that as he asked for additional information from the callers, they became increasingly “short” with him. He hung up and called SSA directly.


Brian Simpson, Spokesperson
U.S. Social Security Administration
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******End of Alert******

Date: July 1, 2011

 

David N. Kirkman
Assistant Attorney General
Task Force Alerts Chair
Consumer Protection Division
Office of Attorney General Roy Cooper
9001 Mail Processing Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Tel. 919-716-6000

 

 

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