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Number used by someone reading Craig's List advertisements and then attempting to have sellers provide their full names, cell phone numbers, addresses and promise to mail them "certified checks" for the items purchased through Craig's List, instead of picking them up in person and paying cash. Beware - they also use a fake gmail account and ask for your email account and English is definitely not their first language. Big time scam!
Caller name: Said he was grandson
Claimed to be a grandson, and said he was in trouble down in Mexico. He wanted you to wire him money to get him out of jail, and told you to keep it a secret, to not tell any family members. DO NOT ANSWER OR BELIEVE HIM. SCAMMER.
Been calling 3-5 times a week for months.
AND, when I asked him to put me on the Do Not Call List, he says he has no such list and said he will call again tomorrow morning. He is relentless and won't stop!!!
Caller name: US Govermemt Grants
This number called me saying I had won a grant because I had not committed any crimes and not filed for bankruptcy in the last two months. She then gave me a conformation number and a phone number to call. I have heard about these scammers?
Caller name: Maxim Healthcare
Caller ID Maxim Healthcare; caller stated he was calling for Windows; I stated I had apple; transferred me to apple service dept; I asked if anyone actually falls for this c**p and then the caller
Caller name: Federal grant center
Called and said I was approved for $8500.00. He said,"I bet you are asking yourself how you qualified." I replied," No. Since I work for the federal government & today is a federal holiday, I'm wondering what kind of scam you're running." He laughed and said," You got me, just joking. Have a good day!" Then he hung up.
Caller name: Cross Software purchased
These people keep calling my phone saying I have a virus on my computer. Then they told me it wasn't a virus they just wanted to update my computer systems. I asked which computer he said it was my Microsoft computer. I then made it aware to them I don't own a Microsoft computer I have a mac book. The Michael started stuttering I told him to take me off of his call list. He was not listening to me, and told me I wasn't on a call list. Then I asked to speak to his manager. When I spoke to his manager I asked if the call was being recorded and he wouldn't answer the question. I told him he was being childish and unprofessional for not answering my question and he said I was. Long story short its a spam they don't know anything and basically hung up on me.
THIS IS A FRAUD!!!! RECEIVED 6 CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER IN THE PAST 3 DAYS, LEFT NO MESSAGE. I DECIDED TO CALL THIS NUMBER BACK. A MAN ANSWERS AND CLAIMS TO WORK FOR "GLOBAL RETREATS", WHICH HE CLAIMS IS AFFILIATED WITH RCI-TIMESHARE TRADING COMPANY. HE CLAIMS HE IS SCHEDULING PEOPLE TO ATTEND AN INFORMATIVE MEETING ON CHANGES WITH RCI. I TOLD HIM I WOULD CALL RCI TO VERIFY THIS. I CALLED RCI AND TOLD THEM ABOUT THE CALLS. I ASKED RCI IF THEY WERE AFFILIATED WITH GLOBAL RETREATS AND THEY SAID NO THEY DO NOT KNOW WHO THEY ARE. RCI TOLD ME THAT THESE KIND OF CALLS ARE A SCAM TO GET RCI MEMBERS TO COME TO TIMESHARE SALES EVENTS. RCI SAID THEY WOULD NEVER INFORM THEIR MEMBERS OF CHANGES VIA A MEETING WITH AN AFFILIATE. THEY ONLY INFORM BY MAIL OR EMAIL FROM RCI. I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT THESE SCAMMERS LOOK UP INFO ABOUT TIMESHARE OWNERS VIA RESEARCH DATABASES AND ASSUME YOU USE RCI FOR YOUR TRADES. THAT IS HOW THEY KNOW YOU ARE WITH RCI (NO INFO WAS GIVEN TO THEM BY RCI). BEWARE!!
Same as everyone else. Basically said that I have won free airfare and 3 nights stay at a Marriott hotel to anywhere in the US, but I had to redeem within 24 hours. But they did not address me by name. I knew it was a scam because it was to my business line and I never use that number for personal entries (plus I don't do sweepstakes anyways lol). I haven't bothers to respond (but I think I might for a laugh?) but please don't fall for this!
Caller name: Mrs. Callahan Scam
If you called these guys with the trip to "anywhere" back, I'd love to hear what they had to say when you called. What was the catch to the scam?
Caller name: Google Inc- Window Scamers
Received phone call from the same guys, they call my work number claiming that I have to "update" my windows. I asked him which Windows operating system? Told me that I have a Windows 10 computer (which was wrong) and claimed that he worked for my company. I laughed and said; you think that I am dumb to fall for a lame scam and said that I would report him.
Caller name: Mary-Anne Craft
Caller left a voicemail asking me to call 855-498-0108 ext. 452 in regard to scheduling delivery for a legally required notice. She stated that this was a courtesy call and urged me to call back the 855 number before 8p.m. Her voice sounded shaky and uncertain sending up red flags immediatly. Furthermore since when does anyone SCHEDULE the delivery of legally requires anything? Or any "legal" agencies work past 5 p.m.? Nothing about this call sounded legit to me, so I refuse to reach put to the 855 number. I feel like if this WAS a legitimate call, I would receive something in writing, and if they don't have my address, well that sounds like a personal problem to me.
SCAMMERS - many of their phishing calls are different but all with one goal .... to steal your money!!! block this number and suggestion: DO NOT answer calls from unknown numbers - if it's important they will leave a message and before calling back ALWAYS google the name of the company and verify the number PLUS if there there is no company name left ALWAYS google the phone number checking for scam warnings ....... if you find nothing but still the number is unfamiliar WAIT for them to call again ..... seriously if it's important they will call again
Caller name: Ultimate Riviera Travel
Makes unsolicited phone call, using an automated dialer from a contracted company, to cell phones to sell vacation travel packages Does not check the Federal Do Not Call List first. Claims they do not have to because their headquarters are located in Mexico. UltimateRivieratravel.com is their website.
Caller name: Joe
Every one or two days someone calls me from a number 813 area code no name and when I answer it this same guy say," Hello this is Joe, can you hear me"? I said can you hear me a*s hole! Stop calling me you are being recorded because I have had it with all these calls. I told him to stop calling me! And he hang up on me.
I heard when they say, " Can you hear me"? they want you to say "yes" so they can use your voice to get approved for credit in your name. .
Caller name: Google
I got the "I'm calling from Windows..."
A. If it were real the call would be identified as Microsoft, not Google.
B. Neither Microsoft, Google or 'Windows' would take the time and effort to call you and me.
C. According to every number lookup this call originated in Mountain View, CA - from an electric car charging station called Tesla Supercharger.
I got her to tell me her name, age and hometown (supposedly) then engaged her in a "what are you wearing" line of questioing. When I asked her to be more descriptive she hung up. Funny!
Caller name: Student Loan Relief
They call and text from different numbers - this is one of them. It's supposedly about student loan relief - but just know they are a company looking to charge fees for filing paperwork (if they actually do that).
Caller name: Marriott Vacations
I have received multiple calls from this number for the past 2 months. My number is listed on the National DNC Registry, and has been for years. I have requested multiple times to be removed from their database, but the calls have continued.
Caller name: "Fairfax Democrats" 3-rd Party fundraising firm, outsourced
have gotten *daily* calls from this number for the past few years. they claim to be representing the Fairfax County (VA) Democratic Party. but, on the rare occasions when we have gotten through to a real *live* person, they have revealed that they are a commercial political fundraising telemarketing firm located in the US Mid-west and that they operate from lists of political donors provided by Act*Blue and others. sometimes, they will stop calling for months at a time. but, they have resumed. now, we have reported this number to the VzW Spam lists and have blocked calls/messages from this number, as they are unrelenting.
Caller: Fairfax Democrats
Call type: Political call
Caller name: Pyramid Scheme
This scammer calls numbers on the national do not call registry in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. They further violate the TCPA by failing to have an operator on the line when the call is answered, and still further by playing a recorded message without an operator on the line. They also fail to provide a phone number or address when asked, still further violating the TCPA. Their recording states that the victim has been selected to earn at least a six-figure income easily by using their automated marketing system with nothing to sell ever. This is clearly a pyramid scheme.
Caller name: Five Star
This scammer calls numbers on the national do not call registry in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. They further violate the TCPA by failing to have an operator on the line when the call is answered and further by playing a recorded message without an operator on the line. When you get to an operator, the operator refuses to provide an address when asked, an additional violation of the TCPA, and hangs up if asked a second time. An intimidating recording states the the victim has not claimed their listing on Google, and if they do not claim their listing immediately, all their links in search engines will be removed. There are a number of ways in which this is untrue, not the least of which is that claiming a Google or not will not impact other search engines, and it is not in Google's best interests to drop listings. This is clearly a scam. Do not provide this scammer with any personal, business, financial, or login information.
Caller name: Wholesale payments/ Penicia
When I told Penicia that we are on the do not call list, she informed me that they do not have time to check those lists! Ah Penicia, that makes a lot of sense. When I drive through an intersection, I do not have time to look of the light is green or red.
She was full of attitude. Nasty attitude. Claimed her company name was UC inc.
Caller name: Pyramid Scheme - Bethany
This scammer calls numbers on the national do not call registry in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. They further violate the TCPA by failing to have an operator on the line when the call is answered, and still further by playing a recorded message without an operator on the line. They also fail to provide a phone number or address when asked, still further violating the TCPA. Their recording states that the victim has been selected to earn at least a six-figure income easily by using their automated marketing system with nothing to sell ever. This is clearly a pyramid scheme. Do not provide this scammer with any financial information.
Caller name: Jim (on behalf of ADR)
He claims this company sent me a letter last week and they didn't hear from me. When ask the name of the company he ADR, I look this company up and could not find a thing on it. I got a call from these people last year around the same time. I told him to put the papers in the mail because I'm not giving him any information. JACK __ __ __
Caller name: Brook-Trip Advisor (a lie)
There is a scam going around. The caller tries to get you to answer "yes" to their question. The call today came from this caller ID#. The caller said, "Hi this is Brook from Trip Advisor calling on a recorded line....can you hear me?" I immediately hung up. DO NOT ANSWER. THIS IS A SCAM.
Caller name: Google Inc
Told me my computer IP address was being used in California and that I could get into legal problems with the cops ( police). He gave me this long 32 digit number to check my computer. I told him that I will check it out and hung up.
Caller name: Brook-Trip Advisor (a lie)
There is a scam going around where the caller tries to get you to answer "yes" so that they can use it to defraud you by purchasing items on your credit card, etc. The caller ID today was this number. The caller said, "Hi this is Brook from Trip Advisor calling on a recorded line....can you hear me?" I immediately hung up...do not answer. This is a scam.
They reckon I had had a car accident in the last three years they couldn't tell me what car it was in and that I owe an outstanding balance of £2000 so I said why has it took so long to come after me for the money then ! he couldn't answer so I said it's bullshit because I haven't had an accident and that they are not getting my bank details !And I put the phone down .
Caller name: Webatronics
Got a voicemail from a "Sarah" who wanted to talk to me about my recent domain purchase from Webatronics as well as a web robotics subscription. Was asked to call 888 543 6477 option 1. The call came in with spoofed # 805-637-7243.
I buy about 10-20 domains per day and receive no less than 25-50 similar type calls thanks to GoDaddy's lack of protection of their customer information. As soon as you purchase a domain, websites such as the ones below are used by bottom-feeding scammers to spam and scam you to death.
These lists are updated daily and exist for one reason only... For scammers. In my opinion, these businesses are WORSE than the scammers themselves because they are the ones enabling the scammers to do what they do on a massive scale. These are the companies we need to go after. If the scammers cannot get our info, they cannot scam us anymore. Domain registrars should be bound by the same laws as other businesses to protect our information. It should not be something we are forced to pay extra for. Some registrars now offer FREE privacy protection. GoDaddy is not one of them.
So even though these scammers are not from GoDaddy as they claim, they may as well be because it is GoDaddy and their lack of concern for our privacy that is at the root of the problem.
The caller tried to tell me about how he had fixed my computer and wanted to show me what he had done. I've had no contact with any computer support so I know this was some kind of scam. I told him I hadn't had any work done and didn't need any done and to take my number of his call list, and then hung up. He called me right back with the same spiel and I again told him to take my number off his list. He was very persistent and I actually had to tell him that 3 times before he finally hung up.
Caller name: IMC
We receive a call every day sometimes twice a day from IMC. I finally picked up and robo
said "hello" and asked for my husband by name. I said he wasn't available and then it hung up. I am beyond frustrated and want it to stop!