Once on the website, the victim is asked to verify their identity by providing a Social Security number and financial information such as a credit card number, expiration date, and PIN number.
The "alert" is bogus and has one purpose: to steal your Social Security Number. Don't fall for this one.
The Social Security Administration already knows your number. They will never ask for it online.
For more information on this scam or variations of it visit the Social Security Administration's website at www.ssa.gov. Use the search function and enter keywords "email scam".