With government impostor scams, someone claims they’re with a government agency so they can swindle money or personal information from unsuspecting victims.
Government agencies like the Social Security Administration, IRS or FBI do not call people with threats or promises of money
Unless you’re already corresponding with a government agency that’s supposed to get back with you, be suspicious of text and email messages.
Scammers can use “spoofing” technology to fool you into answering a call.
The Social Security Administration will never threaten to arrest you because of an identity theft problem.