This week, a Long Hollow Road man received a call who said that he had received a telephone call that he believed to be a scam.
Joel Brumlow told a responding deputy that someone with a foreign accent called and advised Mr. Brumlow that he was under investigation for possible social security fraud. Mr. Brumlow said that the caller asked him for his full name and social security number.
The responding deputy told Mr. Brumlow that he should call the Social Security office and report that his social security number had been compromised.
These types of scams are common and you should never give out your personal information, like your social security number, to anyone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration or the IRS or some other government agency. Legitimate questions from either the IRS or the Social Security Administration will almost always be mailed to you in writing.