Sheriff Eddy Lange speaks during a press conference about phone call scams at the Bell County Sheriff's Department in Belton on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. 

BELTON — Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange urged residents Friday afternoon to be wary of a new phone scam making its way through Central Texas.

Lange warned that these phone calls are often times disguised as local telephone numbers.

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I personally received one of these calls about a week ago. The caller said they were with "The Department of Social Security Administration" which I knew immediately was a lie. Social Security doesn't pay what they owe me so I knew darned good and well they wouldn't be calling me on the phone.

The caller went on to say "due to fraudulent activity on your account your social security number has been suspended. Press 1 to learn what the fraudulent activity is."

I simply told them "leave it suspended and I'll stop paying taxes until you get it fixed" then I hung up!

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