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Scary calls from the government!

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July 5, 2016 | 1,332 views | 6 comments

Have you ever received a call like this? (It can be unnerving, but don’t panic!)

It starts out with a warning about this being a LEGAL action and mentions the Social Security Administration but refers to it as the SSA ... and says something about an “audit” and a Form 1040. LOL. A 1040 is not a Social Security form. It is an IRS form, but when you hear these terms, it is not a laughing matter. It’s scary.

Next the caller will tell you NOT TO DISREGARD THIS CALL, but to call them back IMMEDIATELY or they will proceed with the next “legal action.”

This caller ended with HAVE A BLESSED DAY! ...

These callers just throw out all these terms designed to frighten you. NEVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION. The best thing to do is to hang up!

Give a listen:

Your Opinions and Comments

Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
July 6 at 11:01am
844-432-5964 keeps calling.. indian guy on a recording with same nonsense. He's been using this number for a while.. reported multiple times to the FBI but nothing ever happens to shut down the #... probably because he... More ›

Elaine K.  
July 6 at 10:36am
Yes, it can be fun to lead them on, but it is serious when senior citizens get a frightening call. Please share this with all seniors that you know so they don't become victims. Here is a comment from a friend: "I got... More ›

July 6 at 3:35am
I get these calls - I act drunk and pretend the caller is my girlfriend in another city and start phone sex talk. Retirement can be boring at times and these calls break up the day and can be entertaining if you want them to be.

July 5 at 7:39pm
I have heard some really funny come backs from people I know. ... It just scrabbles those idoits minds. .... Government never calls. They don't email. They send throught snail mail only.

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
July 5 at 4:30pm
I've gotten calls like that -- or calls telling you you have won something. SAME THING. Those are just designed to get information from you, so just hang up.

July 5 at 4:09pm
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