Monroe police warn of phone scam involving suspension of Social Security numbers

Monroe police warn of phone scam involving suspension of Social Security numbers
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Monroe police have warned of a phone scam involving the suspension of Social Security numbers.

A news release from the Monroe Police Department on Thursday said several residents called police and complained about receiving phone calls that were allegedly from the Social Security Administration.

Other parts of Wisconsin have received reports of similar calls, including in Milton.

Authorities said the callers told residents that their Social Security numbers were suspended because of suspicious activity. The release said recipients who called back were prompted to give the caller their Social Security number.

Police said the calls are all part of a scam and that the SSA would send mail rather than make calls. The release added that the organization would already know the recipient’s Social Security number, so they would not be asking for it to begin with.

Officials warned to not call the number back and to never give out your Social Security number to a person on the phone.

The actual number for the SSA is 1-800-772-1213. Anyone who receives scam calls in the future can contact local law enforcement.

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