10/28/11 – Social Security officials are warning of a phone scam being reported. Mike Silva, with the Fond du Lac office, told us on WBEV’s Community Comment yesterday that he recently received a call from a woman who said she paid her $25 social security card replacement fee but has yet to have gotten her new card. Silva says not only is the government not requiring new cards, they would not charge for them if they did. He also says Social Security would only ask for bank account information if you have contacted them about setting up direct deposit. Silva says if you’ve been solicited by someone claiming to be with Social Security and suspect it may be a scam, you should contact local law enforcement or the Office of Inspector at 800-269-1071. If you missed that number it’s on our website.