One of the victims later sent $500. Police said they tried to cancel the transaction but the money was already claimed shortly after it was sent.
Police alerted the public that if anyone, claiming to be from Social Security, contacts you requesting information, do not respond to the request.
People were also told to contact local Social Security office or inform the police.
"Social Security and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) take these scams very seriously. We do everything we can to stop the perpetrators and educate the public. To report suspicious activity, please call the OIG Hotline," a statement on the Social Security Administration website was cited as saying.