The caller claims to be from the Social Security Administration, saying the person's account has been frozen.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (KDKA) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents of a social security scam.

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The scammers have called people and claim they are with the Social Security Administration, saying they have frozen the person’s account.

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They then ask for personal information and payments.

Attorney General Morrisey says that you should never give personal information over the phone, especially your social security number.

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He also reminded residents to not make payments by wire or via a gift card.