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(888) 340-2911 is a Scam Call

Alternately: +18883402911

Reported Name:

Social Security Benefits Scam

Reported Category:

Scam

User Reputation

Negative

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Last Call

34 seconds ago

Total Calls

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33 user reports for (888) 340-2911

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January 19, 2021

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scam

January 8, 2021

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Retail
Caller Name: Loan company offering loans

Garbage

Noel DeBord

January 2, 2021

Caller Name: First loan so they say

After receiving a notification that I awas approved for a loan and that funds were avaible tfor me to access I received a call from first loan The man. Took all of my personal info and placed menon hold only to come back on the line and deny my loan.

December 10, 2020

Scam

Fake loan financing scam by madarchod criminals phoning from India. This is a fake financial services loan scam by criminals calling from India, stealing your credit card numbers, Social Security number, bank account and personal information. There are hundreds of these India scams where they pretend to be fake debt collectors threatening you for debts that you do not owe, offer to lower the interest rate on credit cards or a fake student loan that you do not have, offer you a fake home equity loan based on a request that you did not inquire about, consolidate all your credit cards and debts at 0% interest, or give you an unsecured $100,000 line of credit. This call begins with a pre-recorded robotic message generated using text-to-speech translation software to disguise the origin of this India scam. The message says that either you are pre-approved for a personal or business loan with no upfront fees and no credit report needed, you qualify for 0% or 1.9% interest rate on all your credit cards due to your prompt payment history that they have been monitoring (fake!), or that you need to complete your application for a student loan forgiveness repayment plan that you previously contacted them about (fake!). If you respond to the call, the India scammer tells you that because of your good credit history, he can offer you lower interest rates on personal and business loans. He asks for your SSN "for verification purposes" and asks for your credit card or bank account number "so they can deposit your (fake) loan". Or the scammer says that to prove your credibility, you must first buy a prepaid gift card and give him the card number and PIN code. These scammers also pretend to be fake debt collectors, threatening you for fake debts and past due amounts that you do not owe. About 80% of North America scam calls come from India and 15% come from the Philippines. India scammers run 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, debt collector threatening you for fake unpaid bills, fake bank/financial/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 your account has been hacked or they detected a 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, Verizon, AT&T, or Comcast to say your service is suspended, fake solar panel and home purchase offers, fake fundraisers asking for donations, fake phone surveys, and the scammers try to steal your credit card, bank account/routing number, Social Security number, and personal information. A India call center may rotate through a fake Social Security, subscription auto-renewal, pharmacy, and credit card offer scam within one week. Philippines scammers focus more on Medicare and SSN/identity theft. Scammers use disposable VoIP phone numbers (e.g. MagicJack devices) or they spoof fake names and numbers on Caller ID. Anyone can use telecom software to phone with a fake CID name and number. Scammers spoof thousands of fake 8xx toll-free numbers. CID is useless with scam calls unless the scam asks you to phone them back. CID area codes are never the origin of scam calls since scams use spoofed CID numbers from across the US and Canada, numbers belonging to unsuspecting people, invalid area codes, and fake foreign country CID numbers; e.g. fake women crying "help me" emergency scams often spoof Mexico and Middle East CID numbers. Scammers often spoof the actual phone numbers of businesses such as Apple, Verizon, and 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 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 tactic); asks you to access a website, download a file, wire transfer money or buy prepaid debit/gift cards; claims suspicious activity on your account; says your subscription is being refunded or auto-renewed/auto-debited; and all pre-recorded messages. Recordings are far more likely to be malicious scams and not just telemarketer spam. All unsolicited callers with foreign accents, usually Indian or Filipino, are mostly scams. Filipino scammers tend to speak better English than Indian scammers. Filipinos speak English with a subtle accent having a slight trill. Scams often say that you inquired about a job, insurance, social security benefits, or that you previously contacted them or visited their website. A common India phone scam uses a fake Amazon recording about a purchase of an iPhone, but Amazon never robo-dials and Amazon account updates are emailed. Many banks use automated fraud alert calls to confirm a suspicious purchase, but always verify the number that the recording tells you to phone or just call the number printed on your credit card. Some scams ask for your credit card for purchase of their fake product or service. The scammer calls you back one day later to say their credit card machine is broken, so you must wire transfer the payment to them. After you have wired the money to them, they still overcharge your credit card after they change phone numbers, so they rob you twice before disappearing. Wire transfers and prepaid debit cards laundered through foreign bank accounts are untraceable. Scammers try to gain your trust by saying your name when they call, but their autodialer automatically displays your name or says your name in a recording when your number is dialed using phone databases that list millions of names and addresses. Scammers often call using an initial recording speaking English, Spanish, or Chinese that is easily generated using text-to-speech translation software to disguise the origin of their India phone room. 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. Scammers often 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 and yes/no answers. To test for IVR, ask "How is the weather over there?" since IVR cannot answer complex questions and it keeps talking if you interrupt it 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 IVR calls record you saying "yes" so scammers can authorize purchases just using your "yes" voice, but scammers need more than just a recorded "yes" from you - credit cards and SSN. Phone/email scams share two common traits: the CID name/number and the "From:" header on emails are easily faked, and 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 will 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 information to a phone scammer, lured by fake 80%-discounted drugs or scared by fake IRS officers, you receive even 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. Scammers often 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; 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, 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.

November 16, 2020

none
Loan
Caller Name: Loan Advisor

This is funny. Can't believe he went along with it

October 3, 2020

none

love it!!!

September 13, 2020

allow
Caller Name: Loans - Fig

Loans - Fig

August 26, 2020

none
Loan
Caller Name: First loan

Wanted my bank and employer details

July 26, 2020

Scam

fake firstloans "fast cash" scam scum!!!!!

George W

May 19, 2020

Sales Offer
Caller Name: Trump again

Just Trump talkin out his ass again.

April 22, 2020

none
Government
Caller Name: Bad

Bad

April 2, 2020

block
Scam

Scam loan offer

March 3, 2020

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Loan

They keep calling over ten times today alone.

March 2, 2020

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Announcement

Loan co. Won’t quit calling me!! Get rid of them! Please

February 28, 2020

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Loan

Scam

February 23, 2020

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Scam

I don't know but keep blocking it

January 29, 2020

Scam

[deleted]

January 4, 2020

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Scam

Loan scammer

December 15, 2019

Social Security Scam

Told me that my SSN was suspended

December 11, 2019

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Loan

Plz stop calling

December 6, 2019

Social Security Scam
Caller Name: Did not specify

The call stated "Dear Citizen. Due to suspicious activity related to your social security number, your social security number has been immediately suspended." The recording also stated that my "social security benefits have been blocked." The recording gave the option to puss #1 to speak to someone but I hung up.

November 25, 2019

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Scam

November 21, 2019

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Loan

They keep calling even after you block

November 5, 2019

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Appointment Reminder

I don’t know if they using this number for any appointments

October 15, 2019

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Scam

Just stop the calls

October 3, 2019

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Loan

Calls every hour

CJ

September 24, 2019

Caller Name: Did not give the name

They said they were following up on my loan application. I did not apply for a loan. I have had SEVERAL of these calls in 2 days from different payday loan companies like this one. I asked if someone had completed an application... they said they could not tell me... so why did they call me? Very odd. Reporting to FCC

September 8, 2019

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Announcement

Repeated calls through the day. No one leaves a message. This number has been blocked repeated but somehow gets through

September 4, 2019

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no response

July 31, 2019

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Loan

Spam

July 29, 2019

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Announcement

Loan company

July 10, 2019

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Scam

the caller has a prefix number of the county I reside in. but a 800 # before the prefix I reside in.

June 14, 2019

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Political

2020 Campaign add for support.

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