MILWAUKEE — Social Security Administration and its Inspector General have announced a new online reporting page for any victims of the widespread Social Security impostor scams.
Click here to see Consumer Investigator Kristin Byrne’s previous story on this impostor scam.
Click here if you want to report your case.
According to a press release sent to TODAY’S TMJ4, "These scams—in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for purported Social Security number problems—skyrocketed over the past year to become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration."
The release said government officials will be using the online information it collects from victims to see if there are any trends. Also, the data will be used to try and identify investigative leads and "help reduce this type of fraud and reduce the number of victims," according to the release.