Monday, January 26, 2015

Unwanted telephone solicitor phone calls

Unwanted telephone solicitor phone calls

January 21, 2015 update: Add another telemarketer 646-712-8141 to your list

I just called by 646-712-8141. I did not answer because neither me, nor my phone recognized the number. A quick search on the internet reveals that it is a scammer according to multiple posts, for example, “Business loan offer from a robo-call.” Another post said, “Unknown caller is a breather. The breather called to our personal home phone which is an unlisted number. I've been getting numerous unwanted calls at all hours of the day/night by various phone numbers. I'm very unhappy about this.”

According to MyCallBot: “Central Office: NWYRCYZN01, NY - NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC – NY”

A (real) friend on Facebook recently wrote what many of us are feeling these days, “About a month ago, we ditched our landline to save a few bucks and to free us from the dozens of robocalls, marketing surveys and other come-ons. Since then, my cell phone has received Frederick city-sponsored poll, a woman who wants me to save on my car insurance and, just now, a recording that says I just won a cruise to the Bahamas. When we had the landline, I could pretty much guarantee a call on my cell phone was worthwhile. What the hell is going on?”

I’m guessing here – but I can only imagine that this is all okay with the telecommunications industry – that is not known for really caring about the user experience of its customers.

Apparently the recent spate of unwanted phone calls – and text messages has spawned a cottage busy with lawyers: “Why You Should Report Text Message Spam… Stop Text Message Spam … Did you know that it’s illegal for marketers to send you a text message without your consent?  According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) if a company sends you an unsolicited text message, then they are responsible to pay you $500 for each spam text message that they sent you.   This law is in place to protect you from the annoyance, nuisance, and invasion of privacy from these telemarketers.  If you report the unsolicited text message that you received to us, we’ll track down the sender of the text message and help you recover $500 for each unsolicited text message you received.  We’ve helped hundred of individuals collect against telemarketers for their spam text message campaigns.  Report now above and we’ll see if we can help you recover $500 for each text message.”

This is good. Just saying.

20150105 909 387 2418 scam

January 21, 2015 update: Add 410-667-3963 to your list…

Update Westminster Maryland Online: Do not answer phone calls from 909 387 2418, 602-346-9758 or 410-667-3963

Take the time now to enter into your phone the following phone numbers and identify them as Spammer…


909 387 2418


410-667-3963 is one of the latest “Do Not Answer” phone numbers out there.

This is the phone number of a telemarketer for a remodeling company…


Do not answer phone calls from 909 387 2418 or 602-346-9758.

On Monday, January 5, 2015 I got a scam-phone call from 909 387 2418. Then, the very next day, got another scam phone call from 602-346-9758.

Update January 6, 2015

After hardly ever getting spam phone calls on our cellphones for many years, in the last two days we have received two unwanted sales calls – calls that, in reality were probably attempts to commit fraud…

Today, the phone call was from 602-346-9758. I answered it. Yes, I understand that I probably should not have answered it…

The computer-generated robocall immediately began, “Attention, this is not a sales call. You have been referred by a friend to receive a free wireless system.  There is no cost for this system." 

What a load of crap… I did wait for the opportunity to block it.

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Phone number 909 387 2418 is a scam

Monday, January 5, 2015

Do NOT answer a phone call in which the caller id indicates that the number is 909 387 2418. I got the call earlier today.

Fortunately, I have a policy that if you are not in my phone system, I usually, more often than not, do not answer the phone. This policy has saved me an enormous amount of time. Furthermore, this policy has probably saved me from many scams.

Today I got a phone call from 909 387 2418. I did not answer it. Afterwards, a quick search on the internet indicated it was indeed spam. For example,

“Scam Phone Number 9093872418, Robocall 909-387-2418. Important message about your credit card:

“Calls and would not leave any message. Picked up and found a recording. "Important message about your credit card. Press 1 to speak to a representative". Clicked 1 hoping that I could get them to take me off, to escape the harassment but the line went dead. That's it! Waste of time... I've blocked this number for good”

Another post by “David Fights, Lead Investigator for Scamcallfighters,” reports, “This must be the "lower your interest rate" scammer. It's good that the darned system is not working! That should save the gullible from getting scammed.

“By enticing people with offer to lower interest rate, the scammers get the victim to reveal his personal & banking info apart from credit card details!

“According to the FTC, the companies behind these Card Services Offers can’t do anything for you that you can’t do for yourself, for free. If you are not able to get the rates reduces with your card issuer, neither would they. These scammers try to obtain your card details and will steal money as ‘fees’.

“However, FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits companies that sell relief services like these rate reduction scams on the phone from charging a fee before they settle or reduce your debt.

“You should file complaint with FTC, whenever you get a ‘Card Services’ call.

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