The Oregon Department of Revenue has recently seen a spike in concerned taxpayers reporting fishy phone calls. The callers fraudulently identify themselves as Social Security representatives and threaten the taxpayer with deactivating their Social Security number or account because of suspicious activity.
The scammers may ask for personal information and bank account information. In addition, caller IDs may even show the real Social Security Administration number (1-800-772-1213) when the scammers call, but they’re . . .