Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 2013.While 2242523771 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number (224) 252-3771 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster
I have received 2 calls from this number recently. Each call was within 24 hours of each other, from hundreds of miles away. Unfortunately, I can't say from personally talking to the caller, because his or her call was detected by my rather comprehensive call blocker which blocks calls from areas of the country in which I do not know anybody. He was thus cut off almost immediately. He tried again with the same result and his call was logged. However, I sometimes research the call later -- and this is what I found out ---
A search of the website Whitepages.com showed the phone carrier as: Bandwidth.com Clec, LLC and the search for this number there came up with a Caution mark, followed by "Suspected Spam", and then:
Flagged as Scam or Fraud
Bandwidth.com Clec, LLC - II VoIP Volo IL
Spam/Fraud Potential: Medium Risk
Spam Reports: 4
Calls Detected: 906
Whitepages Searches: 129
The Area Code indicates the call is from Illinois.
The phone book lists the Area Code as the Waukegan area.
However, a simple Google search shows the location as Grayslake, IL .
Read more at https://checkwhocalled.com/phone-number/1-224-252-3771#comment
https://www.800notes.com under the phone number.
The website CallerCenter.com notes that there is 1 complaint to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) about this phone number. It also notes that it is a landline near Grayslake, IL issued by Bandwidth.com Clec, LLC - II and says:
"While 2242523771 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number may have transferred it through a process called porting."