It seems there is a group that calls people and just says random names to them. usually the name is a first name that is audible and last name that is inaudible. The first name is a typical in relation to your location. Like people in the United States the name would be Brian or John, Dave, Tracy (names everyone knows). The last name you will never understand. Typically two syllables. You can mistake the last name because you are sure he has a bad accent so you think he is trying to say a word you know. ” I am calling on for Brian *mumble* ” . Of course you trying to be helpful you offer a last name of the most recent “Brian” you know. This person on the other end of the line will either ask you for their contact information and ask you for your name, or ask you for your name first and then tell you that they used you for a reference on a loan and you are now liable for the cost of the loan. If they go the other way, they call Brian and tell them that you got the loan and they are liable for the value of the loan. This scammer could be so bold as to try and sell you illegal medication or tell you that you got a loan (because everyone who is not in their country is a big fat pill taking loan getting sleeping on a waterbed driving flying cars fool) and they are from “Legal Officers” or “Law Firm” and that the police are in route to pick you up.
The phone call comes from a phone number that ends in 0000. When you call it back it says the number has been disconnected. This is a clear sign it is a scam. If you are one of the few who get a voicemail, they always leave a call back number that is different from initiating call. Save that phone number, save that voicemail.
Some people get scared by this and give up their credit card information over the phone (as far as they know this person knew to much to be a scam). They victim gets their bank account wiped out in it’s entirety. Credit ran into the dirt leaving the person stripped of everything they have earned. Simply because they doubt this could ever be a scam.
Some say your best action is to not take action. some say it is best to tell them they have the wrong number and have been mislead. I myself found it funnier to say ” Wow what are the odds? I am a federal agent who has been investigating your group for the past 4 months and you guys actually called me on the company line making this completely and entirely traceable. In fact I have just now (waited 3 seconds) pinpointed your exact location, the trucks should be rolling in within the next 30 minutes” . The voice on the line said something in a language I have no understanding of, to someone who was in the room with him as he hung up the phone. He never called back.
It is probably the best legal idea to call your local authorities and give them what ever call back number they may have left on your voicemail or any information that shows them as claiming to be a debt collector, or some collector of any sort. This is a phishing scam and is illegal in every country. If you can give this voicemail to the local authorities and let them handle any legal issues of this type of rip off, you would probably have better response just for them hearing this. It is illegal to threaten you in any way shape or manor. You can not threaten a person of arrest unless your legal proof is present, such as badge or twenty cops standing around you at the time. Passing on a call back number would be very helpful.
Never threaten the guy on the line, never tell him or her (usually a guy) that what he/she is doing is phishing or a scam. Bring the phone call to an end. If you can tell them you are at work and will call them at lunch time and need a call back number. That phone number will be the end of them. It is hard to bust phone scammers and they are well practiced. so tell them you are in an important meeting at work and will have to call them back after work or at lunch time. If they call back do not answer the phone. There may just be to much in your voice that let’s them know their phone phishing scam is at risk.
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Ok I got junk mail from a scammer, So I decided to share
this with you. I advise that you do not respond to this
trash in any way shape or form. I surely will not. I hope
you see that I am posting this so you can see a type of
phishing scam that comes up all the time. Never ever do
what they ask, this is total crap. If you have ever
fallen for this scam or one of it's kind Please post here.
I really want to know that you exist.
"Hello Dear Friend, Your name and e-mail address came up in a random draw conducted by our law firm, (Adetokunbo & Co. Law Chambers.) in Lagos , Nigeria . I am Barrister Adetokunbo Kayode (Esq), the legal adviser and counsel to a deceased expatriate contractor,who used to work with Chevron/Texaco Nigeria Limited here in Nigeria thereafter shall be referred as my late client. On the 27th of January 2002, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in Ikeja bomb blast here in my country. Hence I contacted you. Please view these websites below to confirm what I am telling you. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2718295.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2698081.stm I have contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, where my client deposited US$3.7Million Dollars. I was issued a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within two weeks. All I require is your honest co- operations to enable us see this deal through. You should send to my private email address firstname.lastname@example.org Your full names: - Your private phone number/ fax (if any): - Your age: - Your occupation: - Your home address: - I am particularly interested in securing this money from the bank, because they have issued a notice instructing us to produce the beneficiary of this will within two weeks or else the money will be credited to the government treasury as per law here. It is my utmost desire to execute the will of our late client in your favor and therefore, you are required to contact me immediately to start the process of sending this money to any or your designated official account, I urge you to contact me immediately for further details bearing in mind that the bank has given us a date limit. Regards, Adetounko Kayode (Esq)."
Oh, I did report this as phishing to my email carrier.
As I have looked over the internet I see other people experiencing the same thing there is a phone number popping up
877-545-1392 as the number from the person who is calling. The person who calls, claims to be from ADT security. This person asks if they can get credit card numbers and bank account numbers and home address and pass code to the security box so they can dissable the alarm from the main office and update software and or trouble shoot the issue.
I suggest you give them no information. I mean from what they are asking, they want to clean out your bank account, max out your credit card and rob your house, and god forbid you be home when they break in. If you are home you will not only be broke and in debt, you will be dead.
Well I decide to call the real ADT today, and guess what I get on the phone?.
Good ol “Jeff”. the boy sounded stoned and burned up from a bad day of calls. Nothing meant anything to him and he called me paranoid. Paranoid? I mean his job circles around paranoid people WTF! I mean yeah it’s good to protect your stuff and alarms save lives.
Well I left him the number anyway. But these dirt bags are burning up my T-mobile minutes .
Makes me wanna scream “HEY DILDO YOU AIN’T IN MY FAVE FIVES!”