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Sheriff's Office Warns of Social Security Scam Circulating in Evansville

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office says victims of a new scam that's making its rounds in Evansville could be at risk of having their personal information stolen.

Posted: Jul 31, 2020 2:15 PM
Updated: Aug 3, 2020 10:35 AM

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office is warning of a new scam circulating in Evansville, Indiana.

According to VCSO, the sheriff's office has received several complaints this week about a new twist on the popular Social Security scam.

VSCO says the scammers are caller-id spoofing local phone numbers and claiming to be from the Evansville Social Security Administration office.

The scammers then allegedly claim to need to verify the victim's identity in order to ensure delivery of a "stimulus check".

VCSO says the initial call is automated, but pressing "1" to confirm will send you to a live person (the scammer) who asks for your name and social security number.

According to VCSO, all of the complaints have described the scammers as having a "strong" or "heavy" foreign accent.

Anyone who needs to report a Social Security scam can do so on the Office of the Inspector General: SSA Scam Reporting Form.

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