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The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, issued a warning about a text phishing scheme.

Several people have received suspicious text messages, requesting them to call a telephone number for information about their Social Security disability benefit claims.

According to these reports, individuals posing as Government officials have sent texts to several Social Security disability applicants and beneficiaries in an attempt to elicit a response — possibly to obtain their personal and financial information.

The text reads: “Disability Alert: Please call 253-xxx-xxxx regarding your recent disability benefits application.”

If you receive a text message, e-mail, or phone call from anyone claiming to be from Social Security and requesting personal information, you should call SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to verify the employee’s identity.

Also, you can report suspicious activity involving Social Security to the Social Security Fraud Hotline or call 1-800-269-0271, 10 am to 4 pm Eastern Time.



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