Bryan woman fights back social security scammer calls

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) -- Scam calls seem to be blowing up everyone's phones lately, and one of them is claiming to be with the Social Security Administration. A Bryan woman said she gets back to back calls and she's had enough.

Erin Kavanaugh-Wagner says she received 10 calls from scammers pretending to be with the Social Security Administration in just one day.

"I have about 15 blocked numbers from these people and they just keep going on,” Kavanaugh-Wagner said.

Some of the scammers have even left threatening voicemails.

"Return the call before we begin with the legal proceedings against you. Thank you," said one of the scammer’s computerized messages.

Kavaunaugh-Wagner isn't falling for the scam. She's been calling back and fighting with them to stop contacting her.

"He proceeded to cuss me out and hung up on me. I figured at that point, the calls would end. They didn't," Kavanaugh-Wagner said.

KBTX sat down and called one number left on her voicemail.

“Right now, in order to pull up your current information and tell you more about the case, I want you to verify your date of birth along with your social security number," said the man claiming to be with the Social Security Administration. He would not provide his employee ID number.

"I think the best thing for you to do at this point is release the call and do not call my phone again," Kavanaugh-Wagner said to the scammer.

Kavanaugh-Wagner says now she's worried the calls won’t ever stop.

"I really don't want to have to change my phone number because of this, but it's getting to the point that if the calls don't stop, that's my only option left.”

Kavanaugh-Wagner says the calls are coming from different numbers all across the country. She spoke with the actual Social Security Administration and they told her if they ever need to get in contact with her, they will send a letter.