Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 1999.While 7187104554 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number (718) 710-4554 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
Caller name: Account Services
Caller type: Unknown
This number called me, it was a recording that asked to press 1 in order to lower my interest rates on my credit card...I don't own a credit card, so I pressed 1 any way. After about 8 rings, I reached a woman that said "account services" and I asked her which company this was for, and she repeated "account services" to which I replied, "Okay, which company?" and she hung up. When I tried to call it back (Yes I will call these people back over and over if necessary) the number was no longer in service. Why can't we do anything about this? s***w that "do not call" registry, I have received more calls after placing my number on that list than I did before.
Caller name: "Microsoft"
Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster
FINALLY someone was on the line! (I was actually a little excited about it) -- the scam I've been hearing about for months and months was right on my phone! Usually I get so many phone calls from an automated "dialer" but no one is on the line. This time it was a gentleman, very nice, claims he is calling from "Microsoft" and (paraphrasing) received signals that there is a problem with my computer and they can help me etc. If you haven't heard about this ongoing scam -- you seriously live under a rock. Basically people are disguising their phone#'s thru other non-working numbers to solicit you for your information. Whether they are calling from other countries or wherever is irrelevant (although I know they were calling from another time zone bc I live in NY/east coast and it's illegal to solicit anything after 9pm). Good scam really. Too bad he called a Mac user : ) Anyway, I advised him I didn't need any help could I be removed from the list? He said he was sorry to bother and have a good night.
Claim to be from Microsoft and want to fix my computer. They call me 5 times each day!
Caller type: Telemarketer
Called and said he worked for Microsoft and was calling regarding my computer. Said Microsoft was receiving "distress calls" from my computer and he needed some information to troubleshoot. When I told him we only had MACS in the house, he hung up.