The Cuyahoga County Department of
Consumer Affairs is warning residents to hang up on Social Security scam calls.
In these scams,
callers try to scare people into paying to keep their Social
Security accounts from being frozen
Occasionally, scammers will even claim the person’s Social
Security number has been linked to a crime scene involving drugs or bodies.
Consumer Affairs wants you to know that real government
agencies don't call
people with threats to
seize their accounts.
And legitimate agencies NEVER ask people to move their money to new accounts to avoid
To protect yourself from scams, let unknown calls go to
voicemail – and don’t call hang-up numbers back out of curiosity.
Delete all messages that threaten you with arrest or seizure of
your accounts or property.
And if you accidentally pick up a threatening call, hang up
To report a scam or to get help with a complaint against a
Consumer Affairs at 216-443-SCAM or online at consumeraffairs.cuyahogacounty.us