Scam calls are as prevalent as ever with the creativity behind these calls at an all-time high.
Social Security continues to warn against these calls reminding the public about some basic things to keep in mind. Jack Myers explains the public is receiving threatening phone calls and the phone numbers are matching Social Security numbers.
Myers points out Social Security is not going to threaten anyone. Additionally, new trends are showing gift cards are being asked for and once money on those cards is spent, it is gone.
The best advice for anyone who receives calls matching these types of trends is to just hang up. Myers says if you want to report these calls, visit the Office of the Inspector General at www.oig.ssa.gov/report or you can call 800-269-0271.