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(516) 453-6886 is a Scam Call

Alternately: +15164536886

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Car Warranty Student Loan Scam

Reported Category:

Scam

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Negative

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Last Call

16 hours ago

Total Calls

30,331

Based On

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July 2, 2020

Scam

Fake Midland Credit, Genesis Credit, Comenity Bank, Synchrony Bank, Recovery Services, Discover Financial, Capital One, PayPal, American Express, Chase Bank, Bank of America, Transworld Systems (or another fake or real credit agency or bank name) phantom debt collection scam by madarchod criminals phoning from India This is what the Federal Trade Commission calls a phantom debt collection scam where the scammer pretends to be a debt collector, bank or credit agency, billing department, lawyer, or law enforcement and threatens to sue or arrest you using lies, harassment, and intimidation to collect on fake debts that you do not owe. Either the recording or the India scammer asks for you by your name in order to sound like a personal phone call to gain your trust, but they are auto-dialing thousands of numbers. The scammer may say "I am calling on a recorded line" just to sound official, but it is fake! The scammer either mentions an unpaid debt and past due amount that must be paid immediately or says that they have frozen your account due to fraudulent activity. The scammer then asks for your online banking login credentials, Social Security number and date of birth "for verification purposes", and either tells you that you can settle the debt by paying with a credit card or demands that you wire transfer the payment for the fake debt or asks for your bank account/routing number. More than 95% of North America phone scams come from India scammers who use hundreds of fraud, extortion, and money laundering scams every day such as posing as a fake pharmacy, fake Social Security officers saying your benefits are suspended, IRS officers collecting on fake unpaid back taxes, bill collectors threatening you for fake unpaid debts, fake bank, financial, or Fedex/UPS/DHL scams; pretending to offer fake health insurance, car warranty, student loan forgiveness, credit card and debt consolidation services; posing as Amazon to falsely say an unauthorized purchase was made to your credit card or your Prime membership was auto-debited from your bank; posing as Microsoft/Dell/HP/Apple to say that your software needs renewal or they detected a problem or virus on your computer; fake "we are refunding your money" or "your account has been auto-debited" scams; fake Google/Alexa listing and work-from-home scams; posing as Verizon/AT&T/Comcast or your electric utility to say your service is suspended; fake fundraisers asking for donations; fake political and lifestyle phone surveys; and the scammers try to steal your credit card, bank account/routing number, or Social Security number and personal information. One India call center may cycle through a fake Social Security, computer subscription auto-renewal, pharmacy, health insurance, and credit card offer scam during the week. People often hear different scams from the same spoofed Caller ID number. Scammers often use disposable VoIP phone numbers (MagicJack devices) or they spoof fake Caller ID phone numbers. Scammers use telecom software or a third-party service to phone using fake names and phone numbers that show up on CID. India scammers often spoof fake "8xx-" toll-free CID numbers. The CID name/number is useless with scam calls unless the scam asks you to phone them back and the CID area code is almost never the origin of the call. You waste your time researching the CID number since scams use spoofed CID numbers from across the U.S. and Canada, totally invalid area codes, and also fake foreign country CID numbers; e.g. fake women crying "help me" emergency scams often spoof Mexico and Middle East CID numbers. India scammers also spoof the actual phone numbers of businesses such as Apple, Verizon, and U.S. banks to trick you into thinking the call is valid. How can you avoid being scammed by phone calls? NEVER trust any unsolicited caller who sells something (most unsolicited sales calls are scams so your odds of saving money are very poor); offers of a "free gift"; legal or arrest phone threats or a caller or recording who says you need to reply back soon (pressure tactic); callers who ask you to access a website, download a file, wire transfer money or buy gift cards immediately while they stay on the phone with you; claims of suspicious activity on an account or refunds or auto-renewed/auto-debited accounts; and all pre-recorded messages. Recorded messages are far more likely to be malicious scams, and not just telemarketing spam. A common India scam phones you with a fake Amazon recording about a purchase of an iPhone, but Amazon never robo-dials you like this and Amazon account updates are communicated in emails. Many banks do use automated fraud alert phone calls to confirm a suspicious purchase, but always verify the number that the message tells you to phone or just call the number printed on your credit card. Any unsolicited caller with a foreign accent, usually Indian, should immediately be treated as a scam. Many scams tell a lie that you recently inquired about a job, insurance, social security benefits, doctor appointment, or that you recently contacted them or visited their website. Many scammers try to gain your trust by saying your name when they call, but the autodialer is automatically displaying your name to the scammer or saying your name in a recording when your number is dialed using widely-available phone databases that contain millions of names, numbers, and addresses. Many India scammers phone you with an initial pre-recorded message speaking English, Spanish, or Chinese that is easily generated using text-to-speech translation software to disguise the origin of their India phone room, but then you speak to the India scammer when you respond to the pre-recorded message. Some speech synthesis software sound robotic, but others sound natural. To hide their foreign accents, some India scammers use non-Indians in their phone room and many India scammers begin calls using interactive voice response (IVR) robotic software that combines voice recognition with artificial intelligence, speaks English with American voices, listens to your speech, and responds based on your replies. Four common IVR setups begin the call with either: "Hi, this is fake_name, I am a fake_job_title on a recorded line, can you hear me okay?"; or "Hi, this is fake_name, how are you doing today?"; or "Hello? (pause) Are you there?"; or "Hi, may I speak to your_name?" IVR scam calls quickly ask you a short question to elicit a yes/no reply so it hangs up if it encounters voicemail. The quick question is often followed by fake background noise and a fake phone ringing to simulate a call center. The IVR robot can understand basic replies, yes/no/what? answers, and basic questions. To test for an IVR robot, ask them, "How is the weather over there?" IVR software cannot answer complex questions. IVR robots keep talking if you try to interrupt them in mid-sentence. The IVR usually transfers you to the India scammer, but some phone scams entirely use IVR with the robot asking for your credit card or SSN. A common myth is these IVR scam calls try to record you saying "yes" so scammers can authorize other purchases and charges just using your "yes" voice, but scammers need more information than just a simple recorded "yes" from you, i.e. your credit cards and SSN. Phone/email scams share two common traits: 1) The Caller ID name/number and the "From:" header on emails are easily faked; and 2) The intent of a scam phone call is malicious just as the file attachments and website links on a scam email are malicious. Phone/email scams snowball for many victims. If your personal/financial data are stolen, either by being scammed, visiting a malicious website, or by a previous data breach of a business server that stores your data, then your personal data gets shared and sold by scammers on the dark web who then see you as fresh meat and prey on you even more. If you provide your personal and financial data to a phone scammer, lured by fake 80%-discounted drugs or scared by fake IRS officers, you receive more phone scams and identity theft can take years to repair. India scammers do not care about the National Do-Not-Call Registry and asking scammers to stop calling is useless. You do these scammers a favor by quickly hanging up. But you ruin their scams when you slowly drag them along on the phone call, always giving them fake credit card numbers and fake personal data (16 random numbers starting with 4 for Visa 5 for MasterCard), asking them to speak louder and to repeat what they said to waste their time and energy.

June 18, 2020

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Online Advertising
Caller Name: Spam

Junk

May 8, 2020

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Bill Reminder

car warranty

February 7, 2020

Scam

Fake pharmacy scam call by madarchod criminals phoning from India to steal credit card numbers All these various fake "U.S. Pharmacy", "Canadian Pharmacy", "Online Pharmacy", and "Pharmacy Network" scams are from criminals robo-dialing from India using different fake Caller ID or disposable VoIP phone numbers every day to steal credit card numbers. The scammer sometimes begins the call by saying your name to try to gain your trust. It is easy to acquire huge phone database listings of millions of names associated with phone numbers and addresses. At other times, the scammer will say "remember that you purchased from us before", which is as fake as the fake drugs that they pretend to sell. Fake pharmacy scams often try to sell you fake ED drugs, painkillers, weight loss, fake vitamins, or fake diabetes drugs. If you are a "lucky" scam victim, you receive nothing and the scammers disappear with hundreds or thousands of dollars of your money, or the fake drugs are shipped from India but seized by U.S. Customs and law enforcement. If you are an unlucky scam victim, you actually receive some useless pills or capsules that are just dirt mixed with flour or starch made in filthy wood sheds, and these fake unregulated India drugs are often tainted with toxic contaminants that destroy your liver and kidneys. More than 80% of all the fake drug scams in the world are from India scammers who also partner with package counterfeiters to make the fake pills look authentic. These fake drug scams have been going on for many centuries long before telephones were invented, and thousands of people have died from counterfeit drugs. You are a fool if you think you can buy cheap authentic drugs from scammers who constantly change to different phone numbers every day after illegally charging credit cards for thousands of dollars. Many of these fake pharmacy scammers sell your credit card and personal information on the dark web for additional profits. These scams often prey on men more because men are less likely to report that they were scammed out of thousands of dollars after trying to buy $400 of fake Viagra or fake painkillers. More than 95% of all North America phone scams originate from crowded phone rooms in India that rotate through numerous different fraud, extortion, and money laundering scams every day such as pretending to be a fake pharmacy, posing as fake Social Security officers saying your benefits are suspended or fake IRS officers collecting on fake unpaid back taxes or fake bill collectors threatening you for fake unpaid debts, pretending to offer fake health insurance, car warranty, and debt, student loan forgiveness, credit card consolidation services, posing as Amazon to falsely say that an unauthorized purchase was made to your account or that your Prime membership was auto-debited from your credit card or bank account, posing as Microsoft or HP to say that your software needs renewal or they detected a problem with your computer, fake "we are refunding your money" or "your account has been auto-debited" scams, pretending to be DHL, UPS, or a bank, falsely stating that they installed ransomware virus on your computer and you need to pay them money, etc, and the scammers try to steal your credit card, bank account and routing number, or Social Security number and personal information. Some scammers try to gain your trust by looking up the name associated with your phone number and asking for you by name when they call. Many India scammers now phone you with an initial pre-recorded robotic person speaking English, Spanish, or Chinese that is easily generated using text-to-speech translation software to disguise the origin of their India phone room, but then you speak to the East Indian scammer when you take the bait and respond to the pre-recorded message. Scammers always either use disposable VoIP phone numbers (e.g. MagicJack devices) or they spoof fake Caller ID phone numbers. Anyone, including you, can use telecom software or a third-party service to phone using fake names and phone numbers that show up on Caller ID. India scammers often spoof fake toll-free Caller ID numbers that begin with "8". The Caller ID name and number is often useless with scam calls unless the scam setup asks you to phone them back and the Caller ID area code is almost never the area from which the scam call actually originated since many scams use fake area codes from across the U.S. and Canada, and also purposely faked foreign country Caller ID numbers (e.g. fake women crying "help me" emergency scams often use fake Mexico and Middle Eastern Caller ID numbers). India scammers do not care about the U.S. National Do-Not-Call Registry and asking scammers to stop calling has no effect. I love to play with these scammers and keep them on the phone by pretending to be interested in their scam because many scam victims are the senile elderly. You do these scammers a favor by yelling at them and immediately hanging up. But you ruin their scams by slowly dragging them along on the phone call, calling them back if their phone number can be phoned, pretending to be interested in their product or service, pretending that you are worried when they threaten you, always giving them fake credit card numbers and fake personal information, asking them to speak louder and to repeat what they said to use up more of their energy, pretending to innocently ask the scum why he is shouting profanities at me, etc. The best defense against phone scammers is a good offense by not quickly hanging up the phone, but instead toying with them for at least 10 or 20 minutes to use up more of their time and energy so they have less time to deceive an elderly victim. Never give an unknown caller your credit card number or Social Security number. Companies who already have your information may ask for the last four digits for verification. Some India scammers ask for your bank account and routing number or ask you to wire transfer them a payment, giving a fake explanation that they cannot accept a credit card or personal check. This is an instant scammer alert because scammers can withdraw money if they know your bank account and routing number (e.g. counterfeit cashed checks) and illegal wire transfers are far less traceable than unauthorized credit card charges. India scammers may threaten to have you arrested, but the IRS, Social Security Administration, and debt collectors cannot threaten to arrest or sue you on the phone; they are required to send you paper notices by registered mail. Local law enforcement also will never phone you and say that officers are coming to arrest you (many India extortions threaten to send officers); if the police really want to arrest you, they just show up with a warrant without phoning first. Some India scammers ask you to use your browser to visit a website that allows the scammer to directly access and control your computer and then they can install a ransomware virus to extort money from you, or they ask you to download a virus file to your computer. If the scam sounds very authentic, ask the scammer for their verifiable company name, street address, and a callback number that can be searched and matched to the company name and address, which all real businesses will provide. Every East Indian scammer will immediately fail this test since they all use spoofed fake Caller ID numbers or VoIP numbers that they quickly dispose of. Never trust any unsolicited call because they are mostly scammers, usually with a slight or strong East Indian foreign accent, and most scam calls originate from India. No other foreign country is infested with numerous noisy sweatshops filled with phone scam criminals. These India scammers belong to the lowest India caste and many are thieves, robbers, and rapists who were serving jail sentences and released early due to prison overcrowding. Most India scammers are men, but many are women who also readily shout profanities. Just laugh at them. Google "Hindi swear words" and memorize some favorites to feed to these scammers.

December 18, 2019

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Health Insurance

Thanks

August 27, 2019

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Medical

Medicare scam

August 13, 2019

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Scam

Medicare scam

August 12, 2019

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Talked to president trump over 4 minutes. Didn’t know who he is

August 4, 2019

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Pharmacy

Harassing pharmaceutical co

July 11, 2019

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Health Insurance

Medicare scam

July 7, 2019

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I don’t know

March 16, 2019

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Government

Medicarebenefite

March 7, 2019

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3 minutes of pure joy

March 4, 2019

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Sales

Offering video services for my business (automated recording)

February 14, 2019

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Scam

“Medicare” scam

February 5, 2019

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Telemarketers-could hear whole bunch of them in background. Never got past hellos a bunch of times.

December 28, 2018

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Fake sale

December 24, 2018

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Scam

Powerball

December 7, 2018

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Telemarketer

Online Pharmacy

November 26, 2018

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Telemarketer

Spam

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