Sheriff warns of robocall scam involving Social Security

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NEWBERRY CO., SC (WSPA) – The Newberry County Sheriff is warning people to beware of a new scam call which consists of a pre-recorded message claiming to be a Social Security administrator.

According to Sheriff Lee Foster, the calls use the name of Social Security Administrator Nancy Berryhill and threaten suspension of benefits if the person does not call a number.

The purpose of that call is to get you to send money via gift cards or to give out your personal information.

The Social Security Administration will never request funds through a gift card or pre-paid card. Also, unless it is an unusual situation, Social Security will never call and ask for personal information.

Deputies say you shouldn’t return these calls.

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