Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 1996.While 9178330148 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number (917) 833-0148 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
Caller type: Text/SMS
Received a text message: Congrats! Your number has made you Apple's winner! Go To http://apple.ca.bgbss.biz/3/ and enter code 6417, then "Register Now" to claim an Apple product! It takes you to Zynga, an auction website that charges memberbship fees.
If Apple is participating in this scheme, it's put me off purchasing further Apple products. I don't appreciate this type of marketing.