OKLAHOMA CITY - Mary Allen has been targeted by scammers posing as Social Security Administration employees.
“Yeah, pissed me off,” Allen said. “I was mad.”
The robocall she received went like this: “We have found many suspicious activities and, before we go in and suspend your [social security] number, kindly call us back on our number.”
Here's what you need to know:
- Anyone can spoof a caller ID these days to make it look like someone else is calling.
- Robocall technology lets anyone make a bunch of calls at once.
They keep blowing up Allen's phone.
“They want money, which they can't get out of me, because I have none,” she said.
The In Your Corner bottom line is the Social Security Administration is not going to call you and threaten to terminate your benefits.
Allen dodged a bullet. She's putting Oklahomans on alert.
“Don't fall for that bull,” she said. “Save your money, [and] buy yourself something special.”