The FBI is warning lake residents about a new phone scam that’s displaying a real FBI phone number when the call comes across your cell phone.

Officials with the St. Louis office say these scammers are telling people to search the phone number on the web to verify it’s real.

They’ll tell you that your social security number has been stolen and used to purchase either property or stocks.

Because the number appears real, Missourians are unaware that it’s a scam.

The FBI says they would never ask or demand any money for any reason over the phone.