Have You Received a Scam or Unexpected Phone Call?
Did you receive an unexpected phone call from an unknown source? Was the caller abusive, pushy or asking for confidential information, like your social security number or driver's license number? Did the caller ignore your questions, but start asking you about your car or truck, and talking about a warranty expiring? Or maybe they started telling you your house can be refinanced. Scammers are not just busy on the internet, they are burning up the phone lines in attempts to scam people. See below for consumer reports of these calls:
- 770-284-3312 - Auto Processing Department (Extended warranty Scam)
- Area code 876 - Jamaican Lottery winning notification
- 804-234-9010 - 'Sales Dept", "You are eligible for lower credit card rates"
- 800-211-1435, Wells Fargo
- 800-809-0923, Microsoft
- 205-408-4817, Ebsco Industries
- 352-684-1826, (352)684-1280, (352)684-1826 or (352)688-3611 - NCP - Nature's Coast Publishers -
There are a number of common telephone scams, such as:
- Apex - free air travel tickets
- Auto Warranty Expired and another auto warranty scam NEW updates about the FTC's court action against those behind the scam!
- "Your car's warranty has expired! Act now to renew it!" phone scam (yet another version)
- Collect Call scams
- Inmate collect call scams
- Phone service is about to be cut off
- Brinks Armored Security for Reader's Digest Sweepstakes at 514-225-4002
and some new and as yet, uncommon scams.
What to do about it
See these pages for guidance as applicable to your specific situation:
- If you are certain you don't owe a debt: What to do about harassing phone calls
- If you may owe a debt: Debt collection phone calls - what they may do, what the may not do and how to stop them
- If you are being harassed by the collector: file a compliant against a debt collector with the FTC - Use this form to submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection about a particular company or organization..
- How to stop telemarketers
And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive. We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!