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Don't get conned by phone scammers

Law enforcement are warning all to be on the lookout for phone scams.

On Wednesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter warned citizens to be aware of phone calls from scam artists claiming to be with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and attempting to steal social security numbers and money.

These types of scams typically involve a con artist telling people their social security number has been suspended due to suspicious activity, or because it has been involved in a crime. The scammers will then request the victim confirm their social security number in order to reactivate it.

In other instances, scammers will tell victims their bank account is about to be seized. In order to keep it safe, the individual needs to put money on a gift card and give them the codes.

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