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Phone Scam #521659
02/16/17 12:16 AM
02/16/17 12:16 AM
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SimonB Offline OP

SimonB  Offline OP
Beware of phone calls in the middle of the night from numbers with a 284 area code. It's a scam; they're expecting you to call back and then you get hit with bogus charges. Around 3:00 this morning I received a call from +1-500-284-9231, I did a bit of research just in case and found the following information

Re: Phone Scam [Re: SimonB] #521668
02/16/17 01:40 AM
02/16/17 01:40 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,258
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
Diane Campbell  Offline
I'm getting a lot of 15 second incoming (I never hear it ring) calls registering on my cel, all from California. Most register as completed, some have a notation "answered on a other device". Originating from Anaheim and Irvine mostly with a new one from Corona today. Any ideas on these? I never return the calls. I block the callers but more calls appear. I don't see any unusual charges on my phone bill .....

Re: Phone Scam [Re: SimonB] #521670
02/16/17 02:32 AM
02/16/17 02:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,465
San Pedro, Belize
Judyann H. Offline
Judyann H.  Offline
Sorry to hear that....At least at this point it is only an annoyance, hope it has no connection to fees or fraud....I did get the 809 calls as mentioned in the link from SimonB. However, I'm not a big fan of my phone and figure if someone really wants to reach me they know where to find me on this little piece of sand.....

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