Robocalls of people posing at officials at Social Security continues to be an issue.
That's what Jack Myers with Social Security indicates and says the underlying theme of these calls is scaring the public into thinking there is a problem. He says the method or message is different but the theme is more often than not fear.
According to Myers, the goal is to get you to act quickly by 'verifying' information. He adds they are very skilled at what they do and advises to just hang up.
If you receive a voice message from one of these calls, Myers advises not to call the number they give you back. If you are going to call any number, call a number you find at socialsecurity.gov.
Myers notes, if you receive one of these calls, you can contact the Social Security Office of the Inspector General at 800-269-0271 and Myers reminds the public their website is www.socialsecurity.gov.