Caller Using City of Buda Office Number Claiming Social Security Fraud
BUDA, TX - September 3, 2019 - The City of Buda has been made aware of a possible scam involving a caller who is telling residents that there is “fraudulent activity” happening with their social security numbers.
It appears that the caller is spoofing a City of Buda office number. Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. The number showing is 512-523-1013, which is a City of Buda office number. If someone calls you from this number claiming that your social security number has been compromised, this is a scam. You can report this to the Buda Police Department at 512-393-7896.
Remember, do not give your personal information in response to an unexpected request.
Please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Information page for tips on how to avoid scammers.
Federal Trade Commission - How to Avoid Fraud