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Scam Alert

Telephone Scam

By
Sheriff Tony Chavis
October 29, 2019

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. – Darlington County Sheriff’s Deputies have received multiple reports of a telephone scam involving residents receiving a robocall from 808-369-9814 claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.  Others have reported similar calls from 207-591-9153.  Anytime you receive an unexpected call from someone claiming to be with the Social Security Administration, hang up.

According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash or put money on gift cards.  Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer. Never give any part of your Social Security number, bank account information or credit card number to anyone who contacts you.  If you receive one of these calls and are concerned, call 1-800-772-1213 to speak with a real SSA employee.

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