Recently, a member of the public notified TEA that a caller claiming to be a representative of the Texas Education Agency attempted to verify the person’s birth date and social security number. This member of the public was not involved in any business with the agency. Please be advised that the Texas Education Agency will never contact employees or the public to ask for or verify their dates or birth or social security numbers unless they are part of legal proceedings or they have open investigations. The privacy of your personal information is important to us; awareness of potential threats to that privacy is a top priority. If you have been contacted in this manner and you do not have ongoing business with TEA, you may call TEA Complaints at 512-463-9290 to confirm that the agency did not contact you.