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  Old  February 10th, 2014, 10:55am     #31
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There was a thread in the "news" section on this scam, but thought I'd add it over here:

I got hit with one last week.. I normally don't call back but DH has been so worried of me missing a win that he keeps after me to call back.. no harm since I am on Tracfone.. no wonder it came up with something about refusing to dial back since I pay for airtime and minutes and no one can charge me for the call! But others are not lucky and being charged when they call back.

Mine was on the list as (268) area code.

More info here:

http://www.techlicious.com/blog/BBB-...ng-phone-scam/

Specifically, the BBB is warning that scammers are using the area codes:

268 (Antigua or Barbuda), 809 (Dominican Republic), 876 (Jamaica), 284 (British Virgin Islands) and 473 (Grenada).

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  Old  April 1st, 2014, 2:30pm     #32
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  Old  April 12th, 2014, 11:17am     #33
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Am I the only one getting calls from Indian sounding guys telling me that my computer has a virus? When they call. I play along for a few minutes because time is money to them and I want to cost them money if I can. They always tell you to go to your computer, do something with the control key, bla, bla bla (which I never do) and then they ask what the box says on the screen. I tell them "It says I've been talking to an idiot for several minutes..." They immediately hang up.
I had this call this morning.

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Am I the only one getting calls from Indian sounding guys telling me that my computer has a virus? When they call. I play along for a few minutes because time is money to them and I want to cost them money if I can. They always tell you to go to your computer, do something with the control key, bla, bla bla (which I never do) and then they ask what the box says on the screen. I tell them "It says I've been talking to an idiot for several minutes..." They immediately hang up.
Ha, ha, ha. I gotta try that one!

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  Old  May 16th, 2014, 8:26am     #35
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Happily, there hasn't been much to report recently; now let's see what the holiday season has in store....

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  Old  October 23rd, 2014, 9:17am     #37
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Yep, they're coming back:

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twice this week on my cell
google has a few variations about it being a phishing scam
caller id just showed the name of my state so i said hello "hoping" it was a winning phone call. No answer or recording so next time i have to remember to hit decline or block or mark it as telepest! IDIOTS

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  Old  October 24th, 2014, 2:34pm     #39
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You get a recording telling you: this is the call-back you requested for information
about our back support brace... as seen on tv

Um.. no .. I didn't request anything!!!!

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Got a call today on the landline (unknown number) asking if I remember talking to one of their reps last month: "Yes, I remember asking to be put on your 'do not call list'! <click>"

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twice this week on my cell
google has a few variations about it being a phishing scam
caller id just showed the name of my state so i said hello "hoping" it was a winning phone call. No answer or recording so next time i have to remember to hit decline or block or mark it as telepest! IDIOTS
605-583-4562 cell phone ID said the name of a diff state & hung up after 3 rings w/o leaving msg.
google reports others have heard that "rachael" type consolidate debt scheme

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landline
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3 days in a row

caller id said cellular call

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605-583-4562 cell phone ID said the name of a diff state & hung up after 3 rings w/o leaving msg.
google reports others have heard that "rachael" type consolidate debt scheme
610-922-8944 on my cell w/it showing just a PA call
so sick of this
google reports others have heard enuff to realize its a telepest

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Doing a search on these numbers usually suggests that they are related to some debt collection service. I have an excellent credit rating and keep my obligations current so there is no reason whatsoever for them to be harassing me. Grr.

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