Only after the victim had lost $40,800 she realized she had been scammed. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
In 2018, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 63,000 reports of Social Security phone scams. If you are called by someone claiming to be with the Social Security Administration, don’t give out personal information. If you suspect it is a scam, contact your local law enforcement agency, your local Social Security Office, or call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213. You can also contact the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at 1-866-561-2101.
You can also submit a Fraud Report online at the OIG Website.