SCAM ALERT: Officials warn of Social Security scam as threatening calls increase

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    Fake phone calls from people claiming to be Social Security employees are getting more and more frequent, and officials want you to be aware.

    SSA officials say in recent reports, the scammers are using increasingly threatening language:

    Reports about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from SSA continue to increase, and recent reports have indicated unknown callers are using increasingly threatening language in these calls.

    The SSA will never ask for your personal information over the phone.

    If you receive a call like this, HANG UP!

    You can report details of your call to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online -- click here.

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