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In recent weeks the Danbury Police Department has seen an increase in victims reporting phone call scams.  In several instances, the victims were contacted by someone reporting to be a "Social Security Agent" and advised their Social Security Number were associated with criminal activity. The victims were then instructed to purchase gift cards or moneygram cards and provide the details to the caller in order to "re-secure" their Social Security Number. The victims were told they would be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to comply to the callers requests.  Danbury Police say this is a scam and people should not engage with these calls or provide any personal information to the caller.  Similar phone calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

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