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Colorado attorney general issues warning about social security phone scam

Posted at 10:28 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 00:30:50-04

Phone scam

DENVER – The Colorado Attorney General’s office wants Coloradans to be aware of a phone scam targeting seniors.

The callers pose as officials with the Social Security Administration who say fraud has been detected with the individual’s social security account. The callers will sometimes leave messages and urge victims to call back immediately. They also threaten the people that their social security check may not come next month.

The Colorado Attorney General’s office said calls like these are attempts to steal your information. Hang up the phone immediately and delete any voicemails. DO NOT return these calls.

AARP’s Elderwatch program also reported a “major uptick” in reports about this particular scam.

If you’ve received similar calls, you can report them to the Colorado attorney general’s office by clicking here or by calling 1-800-222-4444.