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Would Service Canada call you about your SIN number?
Sometimes the phone numbers appear to be legitimate. However, Service Canada and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre have confirmed these calls are fraudulent and that fraudsters are masking their phone number with legitimate government phone numbers in an effort to gain access to personal or financial information.
Why am I getting calls saying my Social Security number being suspended?
“Social Security numbers do not get suspended,” the Federal Trade Commission said. “This is just a variation of a government imposter scam that’s after your SSN, bank account number, or other personal information.
Why do I keep getting calls about my SIN number?
How to recognize it: Scammers will call you from a fake number. They may use a local number or use numbers from local law enforcement agencies or governments. They may ask you to confirm your SIN and then demand you pay them by Bitcoin or by gift cards.
Does Social Service Canada call you?
1 800 O-Canada is a general information service and does not usually make unsolicited attempts to contact Canadians. In very rare cases, Service Canada may unexpectedly contact you in the course of delivering Government of Canada services.
Can a Canadian SIN number be suspended?
FALSE! We do not suspend SINs.
Can your SIN number be Cancelled?
No one’s Social Insurance Number can be rescinded; you can only be issued a new one, in case your old one has been compromised.
Does Social Security ever contact you by phone?
You receive an unsolicited communication from someone claiming to work for Social Security. Except in rare circumstances, the SSA will not call, email or text you unless you have already been in contact with the agency.
Can your Social Security be suspended?
If you apply for benefits and we have not yet made a determination that you are entitled, you may voluntarily suspend benefits for any month you have not received a payment. If you are already entitled to benefits, you may voluntarily suspend retirement benefit payments up to age 70.
How do I know if Social Security is calling me?
If you are unsure, ask the caller for a name and phone number and then call the SSA at 800-772-1213 to verify the information, said Daniel Chan, CTO of Marketplace Fairness.
Does Service Canada make automated phone calls?
Service Canada doesn’t call you. If someone calls claiming to be them, they’re a scammer and you should either hang up, or waste as much of their time as possible so they can’t scam anyone else.
How do I report a suspicious phone call from Social Security?
Social Security and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) take these scams very seriously. We do everything we can to stop the perpetrators and educate the public. To report suspicious activity, please call the OIG Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.
How do I stop fake Social Security calls?
You can register your numbers on the national Do Not Call list at no cost by calling 1-888-382-1222 (voice) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY). You must call from the phone number you wish to register. You can also register at add your personal wireless phone number to the national Do-Not-Call list donotcall.gov.
Would Social Security call me about suspicious activity?
The SSA will never call you regarding your account, even if suspicious activity has been recorded. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to represent the SSA, the call is most likely a scam and you should hang up and report the call directly to the SSA.
Who can suspend your Social Security number?
Can you put a freeze on your Social Security number? Yes, you can place a freeze on your own Social Security number. However, no one else can freeze or suspend your number, and the SSA will never suspend your number.
Why would Social Security benefits be suspended?
SSA will suspend benefits if a beneficiary does not cooperate with a CDR and will terminate disability benefits after 12 months if the beneficiary does not provide necessary information.
Are CDRS suspended?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a notice about its activities during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the notice, SSA will not be engaging in several activities that may be relevant to state DD systems.
What happens if you call back a spam number?
“It’s a telephone scam technique where your phone rings once and then stops, in hopes that you will call the number back. If you do call back, it goes to a high-cost international number, meaning you will be charged for that call, and the scammer will make money.”
What can someone do with the last 4 digits of your SSN?
As long as a hacker or scammer has access to other personal information such as your name and address, they can use the last four digits of your SSN (in most cases) to open accounts in your name, steal your money and government benefits, or even get healthcare and tax refunds in your name.
Does Social Security stop benefits without notice?
The Social Security Administration sends you a letter to notify you of any changes in your status, such as beginning or ending of benefits due to ineligibility. The Social Security Administration cannot cut your benefits without notice.
How can I lose my Social Security benefits?
Beware These 10 Ways You Can Lose Social Security Benefits
- If you claim benefits too early. …
- If you earn too much after taking benefits early. …
- If you take a spousal benefit too soon. …
- If your identity is stolen. …
- If you fall victim to other scammers. …
- If your income triggers taxes on your benefits.