State Officials Give Warning On Social Security Scams

(Madison) If someone calls you claiming they are with the Social Security Administration and need you Social Security numbers or personal information, hang up. Jerald Albracht of the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says scammers are calling spoofing the real administration’s phone number that shows up on your caller ID. He recommends reporting the call to the Social Security Administration or DATCP (DAT-CAP). The Social Security Administration’s number is 1-800-772-1213. They do not call people preferring to do their business through the mail.