This number called my cell phone and said that I was approved for a federal grant for 5,200$ The man sounded like he was in India and could not answer my questions, I was told that to redeem the money I needed to go to a Western Union and call a different number, I called that number and told them I was at the Western Union (I wasn't) and asked what the wanted me to do, he said open an account and deposit 312$, that the amount would be unique to me so that they could identify me and would send me a check within 4 minutes of the deposit, I told them I didn't have 312$, he asked me when I'd have the money, said I didn't know and asked him to email me (he had my email address and said that I had applied for the grant dec. 10, 2009). He said he was with the Federal Grant Bureau, and that the money was coming from the Red Cross, that agency doesn't exist and the Red Cross doesn't give grants through a person in India from a Western Union store. Obviously he had gotten some of my information from somewhere, but this is obviously a SCAM BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!
Foreign accent claimed my windows was sending error messages out to them and they needed to help me correct the problem. I asked where he was and he told me California and was very persistant and insistant. Number shows as Cape Coral Florida. Was already aware of these scammers so I got indignant with him and he finally hung up. Couldn't understand his speech enough to hear what company he said he was with.
Answered a call from this number, they said my name, I said yes, then they hung up. I called the number back and talked to a man who said he has been getting calls like mine all day, but has a new phone and this started happening so he doesn't know what is going on.
Got a call from this number. I could hear a call center in the back ground. A man asked for my husband, using his first name. My husband was walking out the door so I said "who's calling please". The man didn't answer me...just asked if I was Mrs V____". He pronounced our last name wrong and it's only 4 letters. I simply repeated myself and asked again " who's calling please?".
The man was irritated and said " well ok...I'm hanging up on you then!".
I tried reverse phone...no info
I tried to call back &, got a message that said the number is disconnected!!
I am the first report but the caller ID does not give a person's name. So I will assume this is not a friend but instead is a foe. I called the number back and found out that they are a telemarketer for Humana. They get a list of people who are qualifying for medicare in the next 3 months and then call to try to get you to buy a medicare supplement.
YOU ARE A TELEMARKETER, AND I DON'T DO BUSINESS WITH ANY COMPANY THAT USES TELEMARKETING AS A FORM OF ADVERTISING". DON'T ANSWER UNKNOWN CALLS. DON’T HAVE YOUR NUMBER REMOVED! When you press the number to have your number removed, all you do is confirm that your number is a working one and then they sell your known active number to another scammer. Now I either block the numbers or I don't answer the phone at all.
Let me explain my idea of ROBO CALLS. Each area code has 9,999,999 numbers fyi (7 digits). Add to that that there are 800 possible area codes. The program starts calling every number that it can in succession. So they don't need to buy or obtain lists from anyone. I am going to copy and paste and post this info for each number that calls me for this web site (9,999,98 numbers times 800 more to copy and paste to).
NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP THESE SCAMMERS AND LAZY COLLECTION AGENCIES (statute of limitations on debt: http://www.creditinfocenter.com/rebuild/statuteLimitations.shtml) who call everyone with the same name instead of looking up the right one and all we can do is block them or use call forward selective.. DNC does not work when they are robo dialing all possible random numbers. The authorities can not or will not help either.
So, just block them, , and continue using this great site for information to be in control of your own home and cell phone calls. If it turns out that you did not answer a call from someone you know (number not on this site), just call them back. No problem. It’s a lot of work that I do (checking the number on this web site, blocking the caller, but at least I FEEL like I have a little control of the situation. Maybe I'm delusional. My home phone blocks 30 numbers but the address book holds 3,000 numbers. I save each call as spam and don't answer it.
ITS OUR LIFE AND WE NEED TO TAKE IT BACK.
One person said to call forward selective to the FCC whose number is 1-717-338-2533
The Center for Investigative Reporting joined two news organizations in an investigation of groups that use telemarketers to raise money and what they found is that most of the money is paid to telemarketers, leaving the charities with little, if anything. (3%)
Not only that but reputable charitable organizations don't solicit donations by phone.
So it's good advice to remember to just say no to anyone who solicits over the phone unless you actually personally know the person calling.
This was posted on this web site:
The Fair Debt Collection Act (FDCPA) was put into place To give people legal rights when it comes to collection agencies and collection attorneys. If this collection agency is calling you for a debt you owe or a debt that is not yours, they could be violating your rights.
IF YOU ARE BEING CONTACTED BY ANY COLLECTION AGENCY, get in contact with http://www.fdcpacompliance.com/ asap so they can determine what rights these bottom feeders have violated and take action. More and more American’s find themselves being hounded by debt collectors as a result of our country’s recent economic downturn. The good news is that harassment is an illegal act according to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The great news is that each infraction is PUNISHABLE UP TO $1,000.00 TO THE CONSUMER for statutory damages, and possibly more for actual damages! The offending agency also has to pay your attorney’s fees. The only thing that the consumer generally has to do is help to gather and provide information.
Have rec'd multiple call from this number, always let them go to answering machine, never a message. Now blocked.
Agency uses robo caller telling you to hang up if you are not the person who they ask for. So I hung up at least 3 times. They then start using different numbers with the same recording. I owe no money to anyone and have had this number less than 3 years as this is a new home. The numbers they use are
I finally had so many calls I asked my attorney to take a legal approach. I have now blocked their calls as instructed. They called a total of 8 times yesterday. This company is just lazy. I can't believe they get paid to collect debts.
This number is from Cape Coral, FL, has called several times. I never pickup if I don't recognize (thanks to Caller I.D.),always let it go to ans. machine, then call hangs up. Today call left a very long robo-message, British accent female voice. Credit Collection/Accts. Receivable Mgt,. offering a 20% discount if we call them at 866-832-6804. Never dealt with, do not have debts, and won't call, of course. Anyone else get this one?
GOT PHONE CALL ON MY CELL. DON'T KNOW THE NUMBER
Called my cell, didn't leave a message. Don't know who it could be??
Called a anti-bullying charity's hotline ... made a up a story that he lived in Toronto.
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From ADT Security, selling their systems. I'm on the (useless) DNC list.
239-2142590 TELCOM INVESTMENT LLC CAPE CORAL FL IS A PORTFOLIO RECOVERY
ASSOCIATES AFFILIATE AND I'M SURE IS PORTFOLIO RECPOVERY ASSOCIATES LLC.
I CALL 239-214-2590 IN MY COMPUTER AND THE ANSWERING MACHINE TOLD ME I HAVE
A LAWSUIT AGAINST ME?IF I CALL FROM MY COMPUTER WITH NUMBER UNAVAILABLE HOW
239-214-2590 KNOWS HAVE A LAWSUIT AGAINST ME?I
GIVE ME A BREAK!!!
Interesting message on call back. Although the outgoing message NEVER identifies the company involved, they ask you to 'leave your name, phone number, and the reason you would like to be put on our do not call list'. Yeah... right... Shady bunch at best I'm thinking...
caller id "Cape Coral FL". Called at 10AM. Hung up when answering machine picked up. Twilio VoIP number per white pages reverse lookup. Don't see any other info on line as of this date.
I got what's app msg from +12392177892 sending a contact number +674 559 2010 with a pic of girl and asking to call
Seeing the comments here it's obviously clear that this is some fraud or trick
don't know who is calling?
Got the call at 3am Qatar time,just don't understand what he/she gets calling someone longdistance. Pls block this no.....