DENVER- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and the AARP Foundation ElderWatch program today alerted Colorado consumers about callers claiming to be with the Social Security Administration (SSA). These imposters are claiming to be investigators or attorneys with the SSA and telling consumers that their Social Security account is being used fraudulently. They are urging consumers to call back immediately or risk not getting their Social Security check the next month.
““These calls are yet another imposter scam,” said Attorney General Coffman. “This is an attempt to get worried consumers on the phone in order to obtain confidential personal or financial information.”
Amy Nofziger with the AARP Foundation ElderWatch program stated that her office has seen a “major uptick” in the number of calls it has been receiving about this scam. “This is an attempt at identity theft, pure and simple,” said Nofziger.
Consumers who receive these calls should hang up immediately without providing any information and, if the caller leaves a voicemail, they should simply delete it. “Under no circumstances should a Colorado consumer return these calls,” advised Coffman.
The Social Security Administration Office of Inspector issued its own warning about these calls in March
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