By: KDKA-TV News Staff
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (KDKA) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents of a social security scam.READ MORE: Hofbrauhaus Suspends General Manager Amid Investigation Into Racism Allegations At Beer Festival
The scammers have called people and claim they are with the Social Security Administration, saying they have frozen the person’s account.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Sunny Steelers Sunday
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.MORE NEWS: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating Overnight Shooting In McKees Rocks
He also reminded residents to not make payments by wire or via a gift card.