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Social Security Administration Scam Calls: FTC Issues Warning!

Social Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Scam Calls: A recent FTC Alert!

Wel­come to anoth­er episode on ScamTV! Today, we’re div­ing into a cru­cial FTC Alert to help you stay safe. Our focus is a decep­tive scam where callers claim to be from the Social Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion, alleg­ing your Social Secu­ri­ty num­ber is linked to seri­ous crimes. This video will break down the scam mechan­ics, pro­vide real-life exam­ples, and offer expert tips on how to pro­tect your­self.

First, we explain the typ¬≠i¬≠cal script of the scam¬≠mer: pos¬≠ing as an SSA agent, they con¬≠coct a sto¬≠ry of crimes linked to your Social Secu¬≠ri¬≠ty num¬≠ber and then push you to ‚Äėsecure‚Äô your assets by pur¬≠chas¬≠ing gold, which they will con¬≠ve¬≠nient¬≠ly col¬≠lect. We will show you why every part of this scheme is designed to pro¬≠voke pan¬≠ic and rush your deci¬≠sions.

Through inter­views with vic­tims and insights from for­mer fraud inves­ti­ga­tors, we’ll show the emo­tion­al and finan­cial impact of these scams. Our experts will debunk the scam­mer’s tac­tics, high­light­ing the red flags and incon­sis­ten­cies in their sto­ries.

Addi­tion­al­ly, we’ll guide you through the steps to take if you receive such a call, empha­siz­ing the impor­tance of ver­i­fi­ca­tion and report­ing to author­i­ties like the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Learn how to secure your per­son­al infor­ma­tion and what to do if you sus­pect you’ve been tar­get­ed.

We also fea­ture a seg­ment on how these scams evolve and what new vari­a­tions to watch out for, ensur­ing you’re always a step ahead of the fraud­sters.

Remem­ber, knowl­edge is pow­er! Share this video to help pro­tect your com­mu­ni­ty, and don’t for­get to like, sub­scribe, and turn on noti­fi­ca­tions for more updates from ScamTV. Togeth­er, we can stamp out scams!

FTC Scam Alert Link: https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2024/05/no-one-using-your-social-security-number-commit-crimes-its-scam
00:00 Intro­duc­tion
00:15 FTC Alerts Video Series
00:30 FTC Alerts Described
00:43 Ben­e­fits of Video FTC Alerts
01:05 Caters To Diverse Lean­ing Pref­er­ences
01:16 FTC Alert: No One IS Using Your Social Secu­ri­ty Num­ber To Com­mit Crimes: It’s A Scam!
01:28 FTC Alert Begins
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