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Social Security Phone Scam


The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Superior Police Department are warning residents to be on alert for an on-going telephone scam.

The Law Enforcement Center has received numerous complaints from residents saying they have received suspicious calls from what the caller states is the Social Security Administration requesting money be wired to them or else. The calls seem to be targeting the elderly.

Residents are reminded that SSA employees will never threaten you for information or promise benefits in exchange for information. They may call you in some situations but will never: threaten you, suspend your Social Security number, or demand an immediate payment from you. In those cases, the call is fraudulent. Just hang up.

If you suspect you've been contacted by an SSA scammer call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.