Many of you have likely received at least one of these “phishing” phone calls feigning to be the SSA, wanting you to provide personal data or to “verify” your Social Security number. Their blog article which is linked here, gives practical advice on how to react. A couple of key points are:
– They seldom call you unless you have initiated an administrative procedure.
– An employee won’t threaten to delete your Social Security number or reduce your benefits for not talking with them.
The majority of their work is done via a regular U.S. mail contact. You can always call SSA’s main number 1-800-772-1213, and ask a representative if there is any action needed.