New Jersey Officials Warn of Social Security Phone Scam

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GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. -

Officials in Gloucester County are joining a nationwide effort to warn the public about scammers targeting individuals' social security information.

According to the Gloucester County Office of Consumer Protection, scammers pretend to be Social Security Administration employees who try to get your personal information over the phone.

The most recently reported incidents state the calls come from a 323 area code, and the scammer tells the victim that they are due a cost of living increase to their social security benefits.

Officials said that while Social Security Administration employees will sometimes call people for customer service purposes, they will never request sensitive personal information over the phone.

If you receive a call from a suspected scammer, you are encouraged to report it to the Office of Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271. 

Related: Atlantic County Officials Warn Public About Phony IRS Scam


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