'Your Social Security Number has been Suspended!'

Anne Stanley

There I was, driving down the country highway near my home on Labor Day, enjoying the peaceful holiday... and the phone rang. I noticed the call was from an 800 number, and I hit the "accept" button. I heard a robot voice delivering a recorded message:

"This call is from the Department of Social Security Administration. The reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspend your Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity, so if you want to know about this case, just press one. Thank you."

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