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Pueblo Sheriff warns against Social Security phone scam

Posted: 5:17 PM, Jul 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-20 19:48:24-04
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PUEBLO COUNTY — The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says there have been several recent calls from people who have received Social Security scam phone calls.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a caller posing as a Social Security Office agent says a Social Security number has been compromised or linked to illegal behavior and the number will be deactivated if a fee is not paid.

The caller then reportedly requests the fee be paid using gift cards from different stores.

The Sheriff's Office wants to remind residents to never give person information over the phone unless you're absolutely sure it is a reputable source.

If you're not sure about a call, hang up and call the Sheriff's Office or the agency to verify.