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KY AG: Don't Fall Victim to 'Suspended' Social Security Number Scam


The Office of the Kentucky Attorney General is again receiving widespread reports of a scam involving so-called “suspended” Social Security numbers.

The calls appear to come from a real phone number with the Social Security Administration.

The robocall claims the victim’s Social Security number has been suspended because of suspicious activity, and to use the number again the victim must verify it, along with other personal information.


Formal complaints about the scam have made been filed over the past six months with the Kentucky AG’s Office from counties across the state, including Boone, Calloway, Fayette, Hardin, Henderson and Jefferson.

This same scam was so pervasive across the nation last year that the Federal Trade Commission issued an alert after more than 35,000 people reported financial losses totaling more than $10 million.


Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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