The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has recently received several reports of social security scam phone calls. The callers are claiming to be from the Social Security Administration and try to convince people that their social security number has been used fraudulently, or the number has been discovered at the scene of a crime. The caller tries to convince people that they could be charged with a crime if they do not cooperate by providing personal information, such as their social security number, address, date of birth, and credit card numbers.
The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that the Social Security Administration will never call you and ask for your social security number, nor will they ever call to question you or threaten your benefits. Never give your social security number, credit card, or bank account information to anyone who contacts you.
If you have any questions or concerns about your social security number, or your benefits, you can contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 and they will assist you.