Skip to comments.Don't return calls from these area codes -- it's a scam!
Posted on 02/03/2014 12:16:22 PM PST by Kaslin
A scam that repeats itself in modified forms every few years is once again spreading throughout the United Sates. Dont be a victim!
Criminals target people simply by calling them. Intended victims receive a call on their phones from area code 473 which rings once and then disconnects, thereby arousing the call-recipients natural curiosity who just called me and from where? Sometimes the caller actually allows the phone to ring long enough for the victim to answer -- after which the caller (or the callers robocaller system) makes groaning sounds or otherwise indicates that he or she is in distress and then hangs up, enticing the victim to wonder what is going on and call back.
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I thought it was about the Nigerian scam.
Suggestion: Let the horses think, they have larger heads
Maybe it's just me, but I don't have such a curiosity.
I got a hang up from 601 about an hour ago. Not on the list but could be an addition as of late.
Or the Kenyan healthcare scam.
Area code 473 is the local telephone area code of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The 473 area code, or “(GRE)” was created during a split from the original 809 area code which was completed in October 1997.
I never answer calls from numbers I do not recognize. My house phone has a audible caller ID that announces the number, and I have a specific ringtone on my smart phone for numbers that are not in my list and that I do not recognize.
I have MajicJack for my house phone and when the numbers pop up, I do a search to find out who called
If it’s important, they’ll call back. A good assumption to go on. If you don’t know the call back number, it’s likely a scam of one sort or another even when they ring more than once or leave a call back number.
I’ve been getting an unusual number of “Bank account being cancelled” Paypal being cancelled” “Comcast is unable to access your bank account”. Luckily the idiots chose the wrong bank so it saved me the time to call the various places to find out if they were legitimate. I would never follow the links given in these e-mails.
I’ve had similar experiences with the don’t call lists. These fraudsters are outlaws and too elusive to be tracked down. After all, NSA has to keep track of TEA Partiers.
I too have gotten “a number of Bank account being cancelled email messages.
I suspect that some people who get that mail do have accounts at the bank in question. I dont...
My favorite was the one sent from a yahoo.com account with dozens of other addresses clearly visible in the header.
I filed a formal complaint about telemarketing calls to my cell in violation of the Do Not Call List.
I got a very nice letter from the Attorney General telling me an investigation had determined that these were VOIP calls originating in Bulgaria. And as that is out of his jurisdiction I was SOL.
Another phone scam tried us recently - a guy with an Indian sounding accent says he’s from Microsoft and they have detected a problem with your computer and he needs to access it for repairs. Microsoft doesn’t call you at home, so don’t fall for it.
One more call from Ann or Rachel from Credit Card services about lowering my rates on my Credit Card and someone is going to get hurt.
If a number pops up on caller ID with which I am not familiar, I type it into BING and see reports from others who clarify the nature of the beast. Rarely do the calls turn out to be legit.
You need to brush up on your Hindi cursing. I used to get those calls then I figured out how to reply in Hindi. Hilarity ensued. No more calls.
Just let your mouse hover over the link and read where it is going, it’s what I do just for curiosity. Interesting how they can’t seem to shut those sites down within seconds after they get identified though.
Wouldn't have much of a problem if the NSA drone put a missile into that web site:)
The biggest scammers on the face of the earth left themselves exempt from the do not call law when they wrote it.
Several peoples were exactly saying what you did, about a guy with an Indian sounding accent and microsoft
Yeah, one of my co-workers got a call from the Indian Guy from Microsoft.
Same here, and I have a certain ringtone for my Android phone for numbers that are not on my list. I always check those numbers via bing also and then put them in my reject list on my devise
I have special rings for Mrs. Hugin and my adult sons. Anyone else can leave a message. If they don’t, they don’t really want to talk to me.
I was visiting my parents a few weeks back and my father handed me the phone after it rang; same 'support' a$$hats. I played along, all through going through the event viewer and filtering errors, right up until he sent me to a remote access site. I then laid into him, yelling "HANG UP/HANG UP" interspersed with expletives until he terminated the call.
footnote: Viewing the Event Viewer as a result of the call alerted me that my parents' laptop was experiencing severe errors in IE (thousands of errors). Fixed that for them. Ironic.
Another scammer number is 916 307 6490.
So you call back. Where’s the damage? A scam that costs no one any money? BFD.
IN the “For what it’s worth” department
“”Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t have such a curiosity””
You are not alone. Same here.
I always look the number up in the internet if it’s not a familiar area code.
I also have special ringtones, for my husband, adult son, and adult daughter, and my brother but when that specific ringtone comes up, it tells me it’s some telemarketer and I don’t answer
Heh! I got this one, but I only use MACs.
Psssst! Over here....
normally someone who has been on FR as long as you would assume that someone who has been on FR as long as me probably got a negative result when checking the search function before posting a thread (which happens often).
that not being the case we can only appreciate your service to the "double post patrol" and wonder if you might have ever been the kid who would raise your hand and say to the teacher just before the final bell on Friday:
"psssssst....you forgot to assign any homework"
“The biggest scammers on the face of the earth left themselves exempt from the do not call law when they wrote it.”
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