There is a Social Security Disability Benefits Fraud Warning out as of March 29, 2016 from the Office of Inspector General.
Social Security Inspector General Patrick P. O’Carroll wants people to be on the lookout and warned. A new rash of scam phone calls from criminals is out. These criminals are trying to get information from you, like your social security numbers and bank account information. They are calling to probe or “Phish” for information about you. They are calling people who may have applied for social security disability benefits and/or SSD and/or SSI. The callers are hoping that people may think by answering their questions it is helping further their claim for benefits when in fact these innocent victims are unwittingly giving their personal information to the bad guys.
There are several variations or types of these phone calls. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has had warnings out in the past with similar types of calls. People have impersonated IRS officers trying to get information from you .The important thing that the Office Of Inspector General wants you to keep in mind is that you are never to give personal information out over the phone to a stranger that has called you.
If you have any questions regarding a phone call, email or text, the Social Security Administration wants you to contact your local social security office or contact the Social Security Administration’s toll free number 1-800-772-1213 between the hours of 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to verify it’s legitimacy.
You may report suspicious activity of communications and fraud to the social security administration through at their social security fraud hotline 1-800-269-0271 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard time or go to their website Office of the Inspector General Social Security Administration.
If you or a loved one has questions about Social Security Disability Benefits or Supplemental Security Income, SSD or SSI, contact Mitch Dugan and the attorneys of Dugan & Associates, Lawyers Representing Injured People or call 1-888-993-8426. We Fight For The Check You Deserve!