Social Security Scams Making Rounds Through Havre

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The Havre Police Department has recently been receiving several reports of Social Security scams making the rounds through Havre.

Assistant Police Chief Jason Barkus says that the caller pretends to work with the Social Security Administration and tells people that their social security number has been compromised. Then, they start asking for personal information. Barkus says they have seen an increase in these types of calls over the last few weeks.

Barkus reminds people that the Social Security Administration will never call people regarding their information and will always send a letter instead. The SSA also will not solicit money from people.

Barkus says never to give out your personal information unless you are sure about who you are speaking to. He says that other scams he’s seen recently ask people to buy gift cards and read them the number over the phone. These kinds of calls are also scams and a government agency will never ask for money via gift cards.

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