Scams by Social Security fraudsters are widespread in the United States. Scammers use targeted, sophisticated tactics to trick you into providing sensitive information or money.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of Social Security has received reports of scammers making counterfeit versions of the identification badges most federal employees use to access federal buildings. The scammers can text or email pictures of the fake badges to convince potential victims of their legitimacy. These badges use government symbols, words, and even names and photos of real people, which are available on government websites or through internet searches.