The Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a warning that individuals posing as Government officials have sent texts to Social Security disability applicants. The recipients have reportedly been located in several US cities, including the Greater St. Louis area.

The texts read, “Disability Alert: Please call 253-xxx-xxxx regarding your recent disability benefits application.”

The OIG warns that “Social Security will never send you a text message about your application for Social Security benefits.”