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Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 14, 2019 01:51PM
Spam Scam, for course.

One was call at 0900, one at 1040 today, from +1 (888) 815-1112.

The transcript said 'this call is to inform you... suspicious activity... blah, blah'.

So I listened to the message and it was a Robo call.

I've been spam/scam free on my 'Phone for years.

There goes the neighborhood.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 14, 2019 01:53PM
They're just trying to throw you off. It's the winning number in the upcoming Powerball.



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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: Carm
Date: May 14, 2019 01:59PM
I got 4 different numbers with the same recorded message.
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 14, 2019 02:07PM
my own iphone is calling me from Microsoft Security Center... Scam spammers are BACK, baby !
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: hal
Date: May 14, 2019 02:11PM
Thankfully, my clever spammers cleverness is working against him. I keep getting calls from within my phone number prefix. My number is 916-447-1234, but I moved that landline number to a cell and have long since moved out of the area with the 447 prefix. But these days, most of my calls are coming from 916-447-xxxx. If it was 20 years ago, I'd be answering lots of these, but now it's a signal to ignore.
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: lost in space
Date: May 14, 2019 02:19PM
WTF is wrong with these people. Don't they know what they're doing to their karma?



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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: hal
Date: May 14, 2019 02:27PM
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lost in space
WTF is wrong with these people. Don't they know what they're doing to their karma?

EVERY TIME I actually talk/write to one of these people, I interrupt the spiel and ask, "does you mother know that you've decided to become a their? Is she still alive? Think she is proud of you."

They ALWAYS hang up, but I'm hoping to get one to burst into tears one day...
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 14, 2019 02:41PM
I just got one from 888 toll free prefix. It was a new one on this line, so I answered. It was a robot so I hung up. Who Called search results said it was a scam saying my Social Security number had been frozen.


I just saw your post.

I'd read the thread earlier and hadn't refreshed the page.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 14, 2019 02:48PM
Did they offer to stop taxing you for Social Security and Medicare?
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: May 14, 2019 03:30PM
Just so you know they are not picking on only you. smile smiley



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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: Ammo
Date: May 14, 2019 03:40PM
Is there really nothing that can be done to stop or at least limit this?



Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. —Wendy Mass
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 14, 2019 05:02PM
....at least it wasn't the......S....S......



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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 14, 2019 06:09PM
OBVIOUS SPAM/SCAM NUMBER:

         Ring........Ring.......

Me:

"Hello. Your call has been forwarded to the FBI Telemarketing Fraud Division.
CALLER, PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF NOW!"


==
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: wurm
Date: May 14, 2019 07:28PM
Lucky me. I got one of those Chinese ones today on my cell phone and one on my work phone.
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: michaelb
Date: May 14, 2019 08:02PM
I don't know if this is a solution for everything, but it is definitely worth installing Hiya or a similar app to block spam calls.
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 14, 2019 08:12PM
....bring me a Hiya.....love.....



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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: DP
Date: May 15, 2019 09:26AM
The message I got was that if I didn't call them right away about my SS number, they would send the case to my state court house!

What bunch of maroons... Unfortunately, it works, tho, or they wouldn't keep running with it.





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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 15, 2019 09:35AM
....this SS scam was featured on local news.....a lot of seniors are falling for it.......



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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: rz
Date: May 15, 2019 11:43AM
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Ammo
Is there really nothing that can be done to stop or at least limit this?

Just read an article that the idiot guy in charge of the FCC is finally going to allow the telecoms to start to crack down on robocalls. About damn time.
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: wurm
Date: May 15, 2019 12:29PM
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rz
Quote
Ammo
Is there really nothing that can be done to stop or at least limit this?

Just read an article that the idiot guy in charge of the FCC is finally going to allow the telecoms to start to crack down on robocalls. About damn time.

Allow?? I'm pretty sure the only ones stopping them have been the telecoms themselves.
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: PeterW
Date: May 15, 2019 02:55PM
Ummm...some of the larger users of robocalls are politicians and wannabe politicians. The FCC doesn’t bite the hand that decides on their budget.
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Re: Got two calls from SSA saying my number is suspended.
Posted by: JoeH
Date: May 15, 2019 04:30PM
Political calls are exempt already, so the FCC wouldn't be touching those. What they would be enforcing are rules on commercial calls following the do not call list and rules prohibiting spoofing of caller ID.
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