Watch Out For This New Scam In The East Bay!

There is a new scam making the rounds in the East Bay...Contra Costa County specificially. 

The scam involves someone calling and telling an individual that they need to pay a fee to unlock their Social Security number because of criminal activity.

The scammers ask individuals to confirm their Social Security number, which the scammers can then use to commit identity theft, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said the Social Security Administration will never call and ask for a person's Social Security number and cardholders will never be asked to pay anything over the phone by someone from the Social Security Administration.

 
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