The Galesburg-Area Chamber of Commerce is warning its members and the public alike about a scam involving Social Security.
The Chamber Friday sent an alert out to its members, saying some businesses have been getting calls from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.
While not many other details are known, the Chamber urges members to never give out personal information over the phone to callers you didn’t give permission to contact you. The Chamber says the SSA won’t ask you for your social security number over the phone, they won’t threaten your benefits in any way, and they won’t ask you to pay anything.
The Chamber also says thanks to “spoofing,” don’t necessarily trust the number you see on your caller I.D. either.
They say anyone who thinks they may have gotten such a call can call the Social Security Administration toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. They also have an office in the Hawthorne Center in Galesburg.