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Be careful cancel or suspend your Social Security number sacm

Source: cnet.com Release Time: 01:29:52 2020-03-04

Criminals are making calls and threatening to suspend or cancel your Social Security number (SSN) until your overdue taxes are paid. The scam may seem legit because the caller has some of your personal information, including the last four digits of your SSN. But as the IRS puts it: "Make no mistake… it's a scam."

How to protect yourself:
If someone calls and threatens to cancel or suspend your social security number, hang up immediately. If they call back, don't answer. Write down the number and then report the call on this site, and send an email with the subject of "IRS Phone Scam" to [email protected] and include the phone number, as well as any other details that are relevant, in the body of the email.

If you do owe taxes, you can call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 to discuss your payment options. However, your Social Security number will not be canceled or suspended.

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