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(800) 240-8151 is a Scam Call

Alternately: +18002408151

Reported Name:

Bank Scam

Reported Category:

Scam

User Reputation

Negative

RoboKiller Block Status

Blacklist

Last Call

6 minutes ago

Total Calls

86,811

Based On

470 user reports

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25 user reports for (800) 240-8151

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May 8, 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.

February 24, 2020

Scam

Fake "Fifth Third" phantom debt collection scam call by madarchod criminals phoning from India, pretending be collect on a fake debt for Fifth Third Bank... but also selling you fake drugs lol!! It's true, I've received 3 "Fifth Third" phone calls during the past two weeks. One call from this 800-240-8151 number with "Fifth Third" on Caller ID, and two 312-470-7654 and 414-246-3339 numbers that also showed "Fifth Third", but those two calls also had a thick Indian accent saying they were "Canadian Pharmacy" whereas this 800-240-8151 scam call pretends to be a bank. Fifth Third Bank and Pharmacy - for your one-stop scam shopping needs lmao. This is what the Federal Trade Commission calls a phantom debt collection scam where the scammer pretends to be a bank, debt collector, lawyer, or law enforcement and threatens to sue or arrest you using harassment (repeated phone calls), lies, threats, and intimidation to collect on fake debts that you do not owe. This scam call begins with the India scammer asking for you by your name in order to make the call sound like a personal phone call to gain your trust, but they are auto-dialing thousands of numbers. It is easy to acquire huge phone database listings of millions of names associated with phone numbers and addresses and have the autodialer display the name that is currently dialed. The scammer tells you either that you have fake unpaid debts or that your Fifth Third account has been frozen due to fraudulent activity. The scammer then asks for your Social Security number, bank account number and login credentials, credit card numbers, and date of birth "for verification purposes", and either tells you that you can settle the debt by paying with a credit card or asks you for your bank account and routing number. Note that these same India scam calls also often pretend to be Bank of America, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Citibank, and many other financial institutions. More than 95% of all North America phone scams originate from crowded phone rooms in India that rotate through hundreds of 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, 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, student loan forgiveness, credit card and debt 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/Dell/HP/Apple 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, fake Google/Alexa listing and work-from-home scams, pretending to be a bank or Fedex/UPS/DHL, 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. Many scammers try to gain your trust by asking for you by your name when they call, but the autodialer is just dialing thousands of phone numbers and automatically displaying your name when your number is dialed from a phone database that contains millions of names, numbers, and addresses in the U.S. Many India scammers 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 India scammer when you take the bait and respond to the pre-recorded message. Some speech synthesis software sound very robotic, but others sound very natural. Scammers often 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 Caller ID area codes from across the U.S. and Canada, totally invalid area codes, and also purposely faked foreign country Caller ID numbers (e.g. fake women crying "help me" emergency scams from India often spoof fake Mexico and Middle East Caller ID numbers). Some India scammers also spoof the actual real phone numbers of businesses such as Apple, Verizon, and U.S. banks so when you phone the number back, you realize that you were scammed from the spoofed Caller ID number of the actual business. How can you avoid being scammed by phone calls (and also emails)? Never trust any unsolicited caller or anyone who phones with any sales offer (most unsolicited sales calls are scams so your odds of saving money are very poor), any offer of a "free gift", any legal or arrest threats (pressure tactic), any caller or recording who tells you to reply back or do something immediately or within a few hours (pressure tactic), any claims of suspicious activity on an account, any claims of refunds or auto-renewed/auto-debited accounts, and any pre-recorded messages. A common India scam calls you with a fake Amazon recording of a suspicous 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 the back of your credit card. Any unsolicited caller with a foreign accent (nearly always Indian) should immediately be treated as a scam until carefully proven otherwise. Many scams tell a lie that you recently inquired about a job, social security benefits, doctor appointment, insurance, or that you recently contacted them or visited their website, and they try to steal your personal information and SSN. Many India scammers begin the call using interactive voice response (IVR) robotic software that sounds very realistically human, speaks clear English, listens to your replies, and responds based on your replies. To test for IVR, ask them, "What do you get when you add 1 plus 2?" If their reply sounds odd or robotic, then ask, "Why does the sky have a blue color?" A real human will reply reasonably, but IVR software gets confused by trivia questions. The IVR usually transfers you to the India scammer, but some scams entirely use IVR with the robot asking for your credit card or SSN. Phone and email scams snowball for many victims - if your personal or financial data are stolen, either through a phone or email scam, clicking on 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. That is one main reason why some people receive 40+ scam phone calls every day while others receive 0 to 2 scam calls per day. Credit card numbers sell for $5 to $20 on the dark web, bank account numbers and email passwords sell for as much as $500, and Social Security numbers sell for $1 to $10 just for the name with number or more than $300 if the SSN includes full name, address, date of birth, and drivers license information. India scammers do not care about the U.S. National Do-Not-Call Registry and asking scammers to stop calling has no effect. Many American telemarketers will honor your request to be removed from their phone database, but India scammers do not care, and some India scammers even tell you that they will stop calling if you buy their fake insurance or fake drugs, which is laughably false. I love to play with these scammers and keep them on the phone by pretending to be interested in their scam. You do these scammers a favor by yelling at them and immediately hanging up since they shrug off all the profanities that they hear. 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. Scammers do not earn a fixed annual salary. If you use up their time while you do other things, you make them poorer for sitting there trying to scam you. If you immediately hang up, their autodialer quickly connects them to another potential 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. Scammers can steal money if they know your bank account and routing number (e.g. counterfeit cashed checks) and wire transfers are far less traceable than unauthorized credit card charges. India scammers may threaten to have you arrested, but the IRS, SSA, and debt collectors cannot threaten to arrest or sue you on the phone; they are required to send you paper notices by registered mail. The police and FBI 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. These same remote desktop websites are used by both legitimate technical support and India scammers to see and click on your screen. If the scam sounds very authentic, ask the scammer for their verifiable company name, street address, and a callback number that can be googled and matched to the company name and address, which all real businesses will provide. Every Indian scammer will immediately fail this test since they all use spoofed fake Caller ID numbers or VoIP numbers that they can quickly dispose of. Scams often prey on fear (you are going to be arrested or your account was hacked), ignorance (your fake account subscription was auto-renewed/auto-debited), or greed (that 80% savings on fake drugs or insurance or 0%-interest loan is just a scam to steal money and identity theft data). If you are dumb enough to give your credit card or SSN to a random stranger on the street to buy fake drugs, insurance, or loans, then you deserve to be scammed. Most unsolicited calls are scams nowadays, usually with a subtle to strong 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 who belong to the lowest India caste and many are thieves, robbers, and rapists who were serving jail sentences but released early due to prison overcrowding. Most India scammers are men, but many are women who also readily shout profanities and the cowards tell you that they will blow up your house (totally fake just like their scam). Just laugh at their abusive language. Google "Hindi swear words" and memorize some favorites to piss on these scammers, e.g. call him "Rundi Ka Bacha" (son of a whore) or call her "Rundi Ki Bachi" (daughter of a whore). But if you can spare at least 5 minutes, first scam the scammer before abusing them by sounding interested, asking them questions to keep them talking and having to think harder because they veer off their rehearsed script, do not overdo the acting, and feed them totally fake information (16 random digits starting with 4 for Visa and 5 for Master Card, when the scammer says the card does not work, ask them to repeat the number and try again, and then tell them "try my second card number", and then give them a third 16-random-digit number starting with 3 for Diners Club lol).

January 29, 2020

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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 24, 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 22, 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 18, 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 7, 2019

Bank

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July 28, 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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