Social Security is not trying to track you down via a phone call. If you get a call from someone claiming to be from that federal office, especially if your caller ID says it’s an El Campo number, it’s likely a scam.

Some ways to tell it’s a scam include: 

• A claim that you have been specially selected.

• Use of high-pressure sales tactics and “limited-time” offers.

• Reluctance to answer questions about the business or the offer.

• Request you “confirm your personal information.”

• Request payment by means other than credit card –including cash, gift card, wire transfer or private courier.

• Claims to be a friend or relative in need of money – but they don’t give you any time to think or contact others

What identity thieves want: Your name, address, phone number, date of birth, Social Security and driver’s license number, bank and  credit card information

Hang up and call police.

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