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(800) 240-8151 is a Scam Call

Alternately: +18002408151

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Student Loan Forgiveness Credit Scam

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Scam

User Reputation

Negative

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Blocked

Last Call

9 hours ago

Total Calls

105,404

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27 user reports for (800) 240-8151

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July 26, 2020

Scam

Fake Fifth Third Bank phantom debt collection scam by madarchod criminals phoning from India Fifth Third Bank has confirmed this is NOT a number that they use! This 800-240-8151 number has also been used by the same scammer phone room posing as Chase Bank and Citibank. 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. 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 Fifth Third 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 operate hundreds of fraud, extortion, and money laundering scams every day such as posing as a fake pharmacy; fake Social Security officer saying your benefits are suspended; IRS officer collecting on fake unpaid back taxes; bill collector 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 and saying your account has been hacked 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 an electric utility or Verizon/AT&T/Comcast to say your service is suspended; fake solar panel and home purchase offers; fake fundraisers asking for donations; fake political and lifestyle phone surveys; and the scammers try to steal your credit card, bank account/routing number, Social Security number, and personal information. One India call center may cycle through a fake Social Security, computer subscription auto-renewal, pharmacy, and credit card offer scam during one week. People often hear different scams from the same spoofed Caller ID number. Scammers often use disposable VoIP phone numbers (e.g. MagicJack devices) or they spoof fake Caller ID phone numbers. Anyone can use telecom software or a third-party service to phone using fake CID names/numbers. India scammers often spoof fake "8xx-" toll-free 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 from India 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 that a call is valid. How can you avoid being scammed by phone calls? NEVER trust any unsolicited caller who sells something (most unsolicited calls are scams so your odds of saving money are very poor); asks for your Social Security number; offers a free gift or reward; threatens you with arrest/lawsuit or says you need to reply back soon (pressure tactics); asks you to access a website, download a file, wire transfer money or buy gift cards; claims suspicious activity on an online account; says your subscription is being refunded or auto-renewed/auto-debited; 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 and Amazon account updates are communicated in emails. Many banks 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, or that you contacted them or visited their website. 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 phone databases that have millions of names and addresses. India scammers often phone 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 scammer when you press 1 or call them back. 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. India scammers use interactive voice response (IVR) robotic software that combines voice recognition with artificial intelligence, speaks English with American voices, and responds based on your replies. IVR calls begin with: "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 quickly asks you a short question to elicit a yes/no reply so it hangs up if it encounters voicemail. IVR robots understand basic replies, yes/no/what answers, and basic questions. To test for IVR, ask "How is the weather over there?" since IVR cannot answer complex questions. IVR robots keep talking if you interrupt them in mid-sentence. IVR usually transfers you to the scammer, but some scams entirely use IVR with the robot asking for your credit card or SSN. A common myth is that IVR calls record you saying "yes" so scammers can authorize purchases just using your "yes" voice, but scammers need more information than just a simple recorded "yes" from you - 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 scam calls is malicious just as file attachments and website links on scam emails are harmful. 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 data gets sold by scammers on the dark web who then see you as fresh meat and prey on you even more. This is why some receive 40+ scam calls everyday while others get 0 to 2 calls per day. 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 far more phone scams and identity theft can take years to repair. Most unsolicited calls are scams, often with an Indian accent. No other country is infested with pandemics of phone room sweatshops filled with criminals who belong to the lowest India caste and many are thieves and rapists who were serving jail time but released early due to prison overcrowding. India scammers shout profanities at you. Just laugh at their abusive language. Google "Hindi swear words" and memorize some favorites, e.g. call him "Rundi Ka Bacha" (son of whore) or call her "Rundi Ki Bachi" (daughter of whore). Scammers ignore 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 give them fake personal and credit card data (16 random digits starting with 4 for Visa, 5 for MasterCard), ask them to speak louder and repeat what they said to waste their time and energy.

July 6, 2020

Called (has been calling daily) and knew my name, and wanted me to verify my SS# to continue.

call blocker

July 2, 2020

Scam
Caller Name: 53 bank(or) they claimed to be

Answered the first call and Indian accent said 53 bank. I said you are not 53 bank and they hung up. Blocked the number but still see the calls coming in. Maybe 2 or more per day. Definitely a scam call as 53 does not have this number in their system.

May 9, 2020

Caller Name: 800-420

March 17, 2020

allow

I am concerned because This bank is who my mortgage was sold to

February 27, 2020

block

This number continues to call, even though it's blocked.

January 29, 2020

block
Debt Collector

I have asked this company MULTIPLE times to no longer call.

Judge

January 28, 2020

Scam
Caller Name: Fith third

Been getting calls several times a day for saying I owe money. Been getting letters in the mail marked from fith third with the ecact amount owed that my old car payment was. I called fith third using the number on their web site not the one they called me with and was told I do not owe any money, that my account is fine, and that it was a scam. The person below "ultimateMarchSadness2019" likely worked for the scam and that why they posted it was the collections department.

January 15, 2020

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Bank

This call has been coming every morning at about the same time.

January 1, 2020

Scam
Caller Name: Fifth Third Bank

Receive calls from this number several times a day. We have told them we know they are scammers. They still call! Blocked my number and called them. Sounds like it's 5/3 but any option you choose they want your social security number. 5/3 already has this info if you bank with them. Fifth Third will never call before 9 a.m. and they WILL NOT call on Sundays or holidays. Don't give these people any information!

December 25, 2019

Scam

They call multiple times a day and don't leave a voicemail. All hours of the day, as late at almost midnight.

December 23, 2019

Scam
Caller Name: Claim to be Fifth Third Bank

This is not Fifth Third Bank. I called the number back twice. The first time I got a busy signal. The second time all I could hear were the sounds of a call center. I called Fifth Third Bank, and they clarified this is a scam. Do not give them your SSN or account number.

borobx

December 19, 2019

Bank
Caller Name: 5/3 Bank

Very real sounding professional recording for 5/3 Bank. First thing they ask for, after pressing a number, is account and social security number. I asked them to give it to me as they called me, I am on file by phone number. He refused, so I asked to speak to my personal banker and give him his name, line went dead. Very real sounding scam, be very careful if you bank with 5/3.

UltimateMarchSadness2019

December 9, 2019

Bank
Caller Name: Fifth Third

Not malicious, just the Fifth Third Bank Credit Card services, usually if you forgot to make a payment.

December 9, 2019

allow

Fifth Third Bank

November 6, 2019

block
Foreign Language

5/3 bank

October 23, 2019

allow

From my mothers bank.

September 27, 2019

block
Announcement

No

September 19, 2019

Bank

called everyday at 8:15 in the morning. Now they are calling day and morning. Called bank, it is not them. Driving us nuts.

September 9, 2019

Bank
Caller Name: Fifth Third Bank

Not sure who but they claimed to be for Fifth Third Bank and had Indian Accents. Refused to give them my information. They call 3 times a day for last 6 days. Started on my home phone and now they are calling me cell phone. Hate this crap.

September 4, 2019

Bank
Caller Name: Fifth Third Bank?

Not sure who this was but had a STRONG INDIAN accent. Not going to give them any info.

August 25, 2019

block

if they are really interested in talking to me then they should leave me a voicemail.

August 19, 2019

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Foreign Language

Russian?

August 8, 2019

Bank

String 4.1 Somewhere in Watcher's Grave, Nessus The Student watched him throw weapon after weapon into the shallow pit. "Oh, what's this? Trash." MLGesus[_13] announced after looking at a particular weapon and tossing it into the pit. His ghost produced another weapon. "Oh. My. Gosh. This one has outlaw! Nevermind. Trash." Another one into the pit. The pile never got taller since the weapons seemed to have a limited shelf life, the Student observed, to show their existence in the world before dismantling into legendary shards. Weapon after weapon. MLGesus paused his trashing for a moment to show the Student the Recluse, an SMG. "Now this is a great weapon. Not trash. One day you will get it." "Yeah yeah." The Student's eyes rolled. Not in an angry way. In the way that the Student had heard perhaps one hundred times how great of a weapon the Recluse was. Err, Is. Not to be deterred, MLGesus continued, "Have you completed the catalyst for your Outbreak Perfected yet?" "What do I need to do again?" "500 precision kills. Maybe we can go to Io for that?" "Wait, doesn't it seem off -" Then Time skipped and the Student forgot what was about to be asked. "What seems off?" "Huh? Sure we can go to Io." The Question(s) Time skipped over: "Doesn't it seem off to you that we have to kill so many people to earn or upgrade a weapon? Aren't we supposed to be the peacekeepers?" The Question is forgotten for now.

July 29, 2019

Debt Collector
Caller Name: 5/3 bank

July 26, 2019

block
Scam

Called over 12 times past 72 hours block this call as I do not recognize it

July 20, 2019

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Debt Collector

5/3 Bank

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