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(831) 417-3428 is a Scam Call

Alternately: +18314173428

Reported Name:

Using Text-To-Speech Translation Software Scam

Reported Category:

Scam

User Reputation

Negative

RoboKiller Block Status

None

Last Call

August 16, 2020

Total Calls

4,521

Based On

161 user reports

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13 user reports for (831) 417-3428

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May 16, 2020

Scam

This is a fake phantom debt collection scam! 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 harassment (repeated phone calls), lies, threats, and intimidation to collect on fake debts that you do not owe. Although more than 95% of all North America phone scams originate from crowded phone rooms in India that run numerous fraud, extortion, and money laundering scams every day such as pretending to be fake pharmacies, posing as fake Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple representatives, and pretending to offer credit cards and student loan forgiveness, some of these phantom debt collection scams are committed by Americans, but many phantom debt scams also come from India scammers using text-to-speech translation software to generate a pre-recorded message without a foreign accent. Another version of these phantom debt collection scams is the frequent extortion scams perpetrated solely by Indians posing as Social Security or IRS officers threatening to sue or arrest you for fake unpaid back taxes. This scam call begins with either a recording or the actual 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 automatically say your name and display the name that is currently dialed. The scammer may say "this call may be recorded" or "I am calling on a recorded line" just to sound very official (but it is fake!). The synthesized speech may also be recorded in Spanish or Chinese to target immigrants. The initial pre-recorded message often mentions very vague urgent messages or legal actions, fake important documents, fake financial accounts that are unpaid, fake names of the debt collector handling your fake debts, or fake ID account codes for your fake debt, and they often falsely say "our numerous attempts to contact you at your home and workplace have been unsuccessful and this is our final attempt", which is all false and intended to make it sound urgent. If you press 1 or phone them back, the scammer then tries to sound threatening, asks for your 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 you for your bank account and routing number. Here is how to tell the difference between a real debt collector and a scammer: A debt collector must tell you the exact information about your debt such as the name of the creditor, the exact amount owed, and if you dispute the debt, the debt collector has to obtain verification of the debt. A scammer either avoids providing this information or provides very vague or totally false information. A real debt collector usually mentions the name of the creditor on their first phone call. A scammer tries to sound very threatening, but never gives any exact details. A debt collector has to mail you a printed-on-paper "validation letter" within five days of first contacting you. If you do not dispute the debt in writing within 30 days, the debt collector has the right to assume the debt is valid. Scammers always pressure you to settle the debt immediately, often demanding that you make a money transfer from you bank that can be untraceable; this is very common with India scammers posing as debt collectors and fake IRS officers. A scammer may threaten to tell your family and employer about your debts, but a real debt collector can only ask other people about your address, phone number, and place of employment; they cannot tell other people about your debts. Scammers will ask for your bank account and routing numbers and Social Security number, whereas real debt collectors will not. Ask the debt collector for their name, company name, street address, and a callback number, which all real debt collectors will provide. Every one of the thousands of India scammers will also immediately fail this test since all of the India scammers use spoofed fake Caller ID numbers or disposable VoIP numbers. If you suspect a scam, contact the creditor the debt collector claims to be working for and find out who has been assigned to collect the debt.

May 14, 2020

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Scam

Robocall threat to prosecute an arrest warrant unless you clear up the case file.

April 30, 2020

none
Social Security
Caller Name: Social security scam

Only the machines

March 4, 2020

Debt Collector
Caller Name: Robo call

Said I needed to call a 866# ( went so fast) a debt was being placed on my ss#.

March 3, 2020

Government Scam

Told me they were looking for a person and had complete ss# told me the person had a court order then preceded to tell me they were a law firm I asked the name of law firm then Barr number told me I’d be getting served as well now this is not legit do not BELIVE this fo not give any information out to them they have been non stop calling from different numbers .

March 3, 2020

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Scam

social security scam

February 23, 2020

Scam

A man's voice says he is going to kill me, my family, friends, pets, and everyone I know. He says he has been watching me.

Peggy

February 18, 2020

Social Security Scam

Recording asking me to call back with my name and SS #.

February 17, 2020

Social Security Scam

I answered without looking at the CID as I was expecting a call. Recorded message starts with “this is not a solicitation call ... a court order is linked to your social security... “. I hung up.

February 14, 2020

Social Security Scam

Fake Social Security extortion scam call by madarchod criminals phoning from India This is a fake Social Security scam call by criminals phoning from India, saying your SS benefits are suspended or threatening to sue you or arrest you so they can try to steal your money, Social Security number, date of birth and other personal information. The call begins with either a recorded accented female speaking or a pre-recorded robotic person speaking English that is generated using text-to-speech translation software to disguise the origin of this India scam, and the recording may mention fake crimes, fake arrest warrants, fake legal action, fake appearance before the magistrate judge, or a fake Case ID number. If you respond to this scam, then you are transferred to an East Indian scammer who tells you that he is either with the Social Security Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, or FBI and that your Social Security number and/or drivers license has been used in a crime and they need your SSN, drivers license, bank account and routing number, credit card number, and other personal information "for verification purposes". Many scammers quickly look up your Caller ID phone number so they can find your street address and falsely threaten to immediately send the police. The scammer then tries to threaten and coerce you into driving to a bank to wire them thousands of dollars. These fake Social Security, IRS, and credit/loan scams either ask for your credit card number or want you to directly wire them money from a bank while they stay on the phone with you. Basically, it is an extortion phone call and these hundreds of fake India-based IRS and Social Security scams always bombard you with calls from thousands of different phone numbers to try to scare you. The IRS and Social Security are actually required to mail you paper letters and they will never phone you like this, threaten to sue or arrest you, and demand immediate payment. Warn all your elderly relatives and friends because these pathetic India madarchods have been running Social Security and IRS scams for many years now! Whenever I receive these scam calls, I love to press 1 or call back and toy with these madarchods, often playing with them for more than 30 minutes while I cleaned house or cooked. 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, fake Google/Alexa listing and work-from-home 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). 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. What is the best way to avoid being scammed by a phone call? Never trust any unsolicited caller or anyone who phones you with any kind of sales offer (more than 90% of unsolicited sales calls are scams so your odds of saving money are poor), any kind of legal or arrest threats, any claims of suspicious activity on an account, any claims of refunds or auto-renewed/auto-debited accounts, and any pre-recorded messages. Any unsolicited caller with a foreign accent (nearly always East Indian) should immediately be treated as a scam until carefully proven otherwise. 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. The police and FBI 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 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. Just laugh at them. 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).

February 13, 2020

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Scam

Court filing

February 12, 2020

Scam

UAA SCAM AS DEBT COLLECTORS

February 11, 2020

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Scam

scam

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