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(800) 947-6229 is a Scam Call

Alternately: +18009476229

Reported Name:

Social Security Benefits Doctor Scam

Reported Category:

Scam

User Reputation

Negative

RoboKiller Block Status

Blocked

Last Call

4 minutes ago

Total Calls

275,191

Based On

1,564 user reports

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hello this call may be recorded or monitored for quality purposes this is Citibank calling with important account information on your my Best Buy credit card but I continued in espanol _____ if this is _____ press 1 if not press _____ please make your selection now _____ you be disconnected _____ at _____ time during this call we can be reached toll-free 8/5

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42 user reports for (800) 947-6229

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July 27, 2020

none
Caller Name: Keep calling

Called over 11 times. No message left. I guess it is a RoboKiller black list

July 22, 2020

Scam

Fake Citibank/Macy's 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. 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 Citibank or Macy's 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 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 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 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. 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); offers of a free gift; legal or arrest phone threats or a caller/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; claims of suspicious activity on an account; subscriptions 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, doctor appointment, or that you recently 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 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 16, 2020

allow
Customer Service
Caller Name: It is Macy’s calling about your existing bill

It is Macy’s calling about your existing bill

July 15, 2020

allow
Debt Collector
Caller Name: Macy’s

Macy’s

July 7, 2020

allow
Bill Reminder
Caller Name: Macy’s

Macy’s

May 30, 2020

This number is calling me several times a day for every day.

May 26, 2020

block
Bill Reminder

It’s in the mail already.

April 3, 2020

allow

I believe this is a credit card

Teri Garrett

March 24, 2020

Scam
Caller Name: Spam Risk - number blocked

They call from some blocked or private number and came up on my phone as 'Spam Risk'. After they called me 4 times, I answered. . . . . it was an automated system. Unless you requested a "call back", I haven't had financial institutions call me and have prompts. They claimed to be Macy's. I went to Macy's on my App and their number is 1-800-289-6229 and they currently have no agents due to COVID-19. THIS IS A TOTAL SCAM!

March 11, 2020

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Credit Card

Relentless ...

February 22, 2020

block
Scam

Macy's

January 25, 2020

block
Scam

Been call me too much

nick

January 24, 2020

Debt Collector
Caller Name: Macys

Matt

January 22, 2020

Scam

[deleted]

January 6, 2020

block
Scam

Hurry. They keep calling.

December 31, 2019

allow

This is account services

December 28, 2019

block
Scam

This caller knew my name and said press 1 to verify and 2 if not. I pressed 0 and a person answered asking for me social security number. I checked with Macy’s and this number is not them

December 24, 2019

allow

Ok to contact. Have an account there

December 21, 2019

block
Scam

scam

December 20, 2019

block
Scam

collector

November 27, 2019

block
Scam

I have reported this before Please block these people!!

November 25, 2019

allow

Macy’s collection

November 9, 2019

block
Scam

someone else is answering these calls not me

November 4, 2019

allow

My credit card

November 2, 2019

block

Macy’s

September 27, 2019

allow

It was about my credit card.

September 27, 2019

block
Scam

Macy’s sale scam. Multiple calls in 24 hours

Pat

September 13, 2019

Caller Name: Macys Bloomies on caller ID

Call a few times a day!

September 12, 2019

block
Bill Reminder

Macy’s

September 11, 2019

block
Scam

It’s similar to a Macy’s customer service # but this # isn’t from Macy’s

September 1, 2019

block
Scam

Yes it's a scam they'd never ask for my ssn.

August 7, 2019

allow

May be kegit but not sure. I cannot hear the other people over the roboanswer msg to be able to tell.

July 28, 2019

allow

Macys

July 21, 2019

block
Scam

Annoying

July 8, 2019

allow

Macy’s

June 29, 2019

block
Scam

Called to ask my last name and last 4 of my social, didn’t even identify what company it would be for.

June 24, 2019

allow

This call may be legitimate

June 23, 2019

block

Incoming call was quiet

June 21, 2019

block
Scam

They have been trying to call so many times. Ridiculous.

June 20, 2019

block

The call non stop!

June 18, 2019

block

No message in recording so don’t know what it was about.

December 23, 2018

allow

Macy’s

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