“PLEASE, DO NOT RESPOND IN ANYWAY TO A CALL THAT SAYS YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS SUSPENDED AND YOU MUST CALL BACK. JUST DON’T DO IT.”
Those are the words of advice from Cathy Sikorski. Moreover, it is information that we should all work together to spread the word about. It is not common knowledge as much as it may seem. This is especially true for our elderly loved ones whose alertness may not be what it once was during their younger days.
These calls are fully capable of being relentless. In numerous cases after repeated calls, the numbers have been blocked only to be followed by more calls with the same message from new numbers.
For more detailed information about this current wave of calls I would like to invite you to listen to Cathy during a recent phone interview. The interview also covers other various fraudulent tactics to be aware of online as well as by telephone. You can find more information about Cathy at CathySikorski.com and follow her on Twitter @cathy_sikorski.
We also would like to thank Donna Cavanagh from Corner Office Books and HumorOutcasts.com for her support regarding this issue.
For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and on your favorite Alexa device under the “Billy Dees Podcast.”
The episode is titled on these services as: