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Deputies warn residents about Social Security scam taking place around Gadsden County

Posted: 2:22 PM, Jun 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 18:22:05Z
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GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies are warning residents about a Social Security and arrest warrant scam that has been circulating around the area.

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said several residents have complained about receiving calls from the Social Security Administration, claiming their information has been compromised.

GCSO wants residents to know that the calls aren't coming from the SSA and may be spoofed from overseas.

According to Social Security, the advisory board does not typically contact the general public to request personal information over the phone. Moreover, government employees will never threaten you to obtain personal information or payments. Residents should never give out any personal information over the phone.

Suspicious calls can be reported online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report or by calling (800) 269-0271, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scams can also be reported to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams: https://identitytheft.gov/ssa .