Question: Why Would The US Government Call Me?

Why did my phone just call me?

Here’s the most likely scenario: it’s just a spammer or telemarketer spoofing the caller ID.

Instead of showing their own phone number on your caller ID, it shows your own phone number as a way to hide theirs.

This is also another method of spoofing and it’s likely a spammer or telemarketer on the other end..

Does the government contact you by phone?

Any time someone calls you without warning claiming to be from the government, it should put you on your guard. They Ask for Your SSN. The IRS, SSA, and other government agencies will never call you and ask you for your SSN.

Does the FBI contact you by phone?

The public is reminded that the FBI does not call private citizens threatening arrest or requesting money and to never give out unsolicited requests for personal information to callers that you don’t know.

Do federal agents call you?

The FBI is warning the public to be aware of a scam where callers pretend to be an FBI Special Agent and threaten to arrest the person if money isn’t sent. … The FBI wants to remind the public that federal law enforcement will not call or email people to demand money or threaten arrest.