Coffman and AARP warn of Social Security scam in Colorado

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 4:02 PM

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and the AARP Foundation ElderWatch are warning Colorado consumers about callers claiming to be with the Social Security Administration.

“These impostors are claiming to be investigators or attorneys with the SSA and telling consumers that their Social Security account is being used fraudulently,” Coffman said. “They are urging consumers to call back immediately or risk not getting their Social Security check the next month. This is an attempt to get worried consumers on the phone in order to obtain confidential personal or financial information.”

Amy Nofziger of ElderWatch said her office has seen a “major uptick” in calls about the scam.

Consumers who receive these calls should hang up without providing any information and, if the caller leaves a voicemail, they should simply delete it.

“Under no circumstances should a Colorado consumer return these calls,” Coffman said.

To report suspicious activity, call (800) 222-4444.