State police warn of social security scamSeptember 16, 2019
From Local Sources
EVANSVILLE — Indiana State Police detectives at the Evansville post are receiving complaints again about the social security scam.
You may receive a call from a person claiming to be a representative from the Social Security Administration and telling you there is an issue with your social security number. Their goal is to obtain your personal information, including your social security number. The caller may even tell you that additional funds or rebates are possible, but they need your personal information to proceed.
Anyone wanting to report a call from someone they suspect was impersonating a Social Security Administration employee should contact the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271.
Indiana State Police are offering the following tips:
• Don’t assume the caller identification information is accurate. Scammers use spoofing technology to trick caller ID.
• If you don’t recognize the phone number, don’t answer.
• Don’t call a phone number left on your voice mail by a robocaller.
• Social Security Administration employees will never threaten you to obtain information or promise benefits in exchange for information from you.
• Never give your personal information over the phone or email.
• Never make a payment by using prepaid cards or wire transfer. These transactions are nearly impossible to recover.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
When Jerry Hunefeld joined the Dubois County Council in 1974, he had no idea what the job...
This year is the Dubois County Park’s 50th anniversary — five decades of providing a...
Holland, Ferdinand and Lincoln Trail elementaries were all named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.
The Southridge Marching Raider Band’s color guard program has been a highlight of the group...
Ferdinand’s 18th Street Park will once again transform into a medieval land this weekend for...
Jasper High School freshmen Jane Franklin and Madison Kinder both love to bake. To them, a...
The individual schools in the Northeast Dubois County School Corporation could all have new...
Years ago, Paul Daily lived life much like an untrained horse. He bucked. He kicked. He...