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#### MissRose

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##### Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2520 on: April 07, 2014, 11:44:50 AM »
A local police department posted something on their Facebook feed to warn the local merchants & public about gift card fraud as the calls sound official but are not at all.

#### Army Mom

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« Reply #2521 on: April 07, 2014, 07:37:42 PM »
I'm not sure if this is a scam or if my number is very close to the number the caller is trying to dial and they're really bad at it.

Every now and again, I get a few calls from someone in Romania (I looked up the country code).  I have a habit of not answering numbers I don't recognize, figuring if it's someone really trying to get in touch, they'll leave a message.  This particular caller never does.  Yesterday, they called 6 times in 15 minutes.  If they don't leave a message, I don't call back, figuring it was a wrong number or a telemarketer.

Anyone else ever get these calls?  Dh and I are speculating that it's either a thing where if I pick up, I'll somehow be charged a lot of money for the call or if I call back, I'll be charged a lot of money for the call.  I have heard of the latter, but those usually ring only once and this caller rings a few times.

Either way, I've been ignoring it but has anyone else had experience with these?
Try searching the number on google, if it is a scammer there are a number of website devoted to identifying them.

#### Deetee

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« Reply #2522 on: April 07, 2014, 11:18:08 PM »
I'm not sure if this is a scam or if my number is very close to the number the caller is trying to dial and they're really bad at it.

Every now and again, I get a few calls from someone in Romania (I looked up the country code).  I have a habit of not answering numbers I don't recognize, figuring if it's someone really trying to get in touch, they'll leave a message.  This particular caller never does.  Yesterday, they called 6 times in 15 minutes.  If they don't leave a message, I don't call back, figuring it was a wrong number or a telemarketer.

Anyone else ever get these calls?  Dh and I are speculating that it's either a thing where if I pick up, I'll somehow be charged a lot of money for the call or if I call back, I'll be charged a lot of money for the call.  I have heard of the latter, but those usually ring only once and this caller rings a few times.

Either way, I've been ignoring it but has anyone else had experience with these?
Try searching the number on google, if it is a scammer there are a number of website devoted to identifying them.

As far as I know there is no scam where you are can be charged money for answering the phone (except for minutes on the cell phone of course). Calling a number, absolutely, but nothing where picking up the phone can cost you money.

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« Reply #2523 on: April 08, 2014, 07:58:46 AM »
A game group page has recently been spammed by a fake facebook account with short term loan information posted in the comments of every post on the group page.
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#### Luci

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« Reply #2524 on: April 08, 2014, 10:31:25 AM »
A game group page has recently been spammed by a fake facebook account with short term loan information posted in the comments of every post on the group page.

Is that spam or Facebook's new slapping real ads in the body of our newsfeed to get more profitable ad revenue? I always report them as spam.

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« Reply #2525 on: April 08, 2014, 11:15:27 AM »
No this is actual messages from an account pasted into the comments on every post.
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#### 2littlemonkeys

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« Reply #2526 on: April 08, 2014, 12:08:55 PM »
I'm not sure if this is a scam or if my number is very close to the number the caller is trying to dial and they're really bad at it.

Every now and again, I get a few calls from someone in Romania (I looked up the country code).  I have a habit of not answering numbers I don't recognize, figuring if it's someone really trying to get in touch, they'll leave a message.  This particular caller never does.  Yesterday, they called 6 times in 15 minutes.  If they don't leave a message, I don't call back, figuring it was a wrong number or a telemarketer.

Anyone else ever get these calls?  Dh and I are speculating that it's either a thing where if I pick up, I'll somehow be charged a lot of money for the call or if I call back, I'll be charged a lot of money for the call.  I have heard of the latter, but those usually ring only once and this caller rings a few times.

Either way, I've been ignoring it but has anyone else had experience with these?
Try searching the number on google, if it is a scammer there are a number of website devoted to identifying them.

I tried googling the number but nothing popped up.  If it were once or twice, I'd just chalk it up to bad dialing.  But the 6 in 15 minutes on Sunday make me think something's up and I'm just going to keep ignoring it.  Hopefully the caller will get bored and go away.

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« Reply #2527 on: April 08, 2014, 01:00:55 PM »
One last night to my personal phone - 444-444-4444 and several "anonymous caller" to my work phone. I'm not answering and if you don't leave a message, you will get no response from me.
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#### jedikaiti

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« Reply #2528 on: April 08, 2014, 02:10:42 PM »
No this is actual messages from an account pasted into the comments on every post.

report, report, report
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#### blue2000

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« Reply #2529 on: April 08, 2014, 02:47:53 PM »
One last night to my personal phone - 444-444-4444 and several "anonymous caller" to my work phone. I'm not answering and if you don't leave a message, you will get no response from me.

I googled it - it is attached to several scams. Apparently numbers like this are popular for companies to hide behind because people will be intrigued by the repeating numbers and answer the phone. And since it isn't their number, they think their name will never show up anywhere.

I love having the internet for stuff like this. No matter who these scammers are, if they tick off enough people someone will post about it and hang them out to dry.
You are only young once. After that you have to think up some other excuse.

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« Reply #2530 on: April 08, 2014, 08:59:41 PM »
The fake facebook account has been reported and I am not answering the repeating numbers calls. They do not leave voicemail messages.
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#### pwv

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« Reply #2531 on: April 09, 2014, 04:40:36 AM »

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« Reply #2532 on: April 09, 2014, 07:51:28 AM »
I am so excited! Look what I got.

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Greetings!

I have been tiring to reach you on phone, I deemed it necessary and
which contents a Confirmable Bank Draft of $850.000.00 USD,which i have deposited with the Premium Delivery Services UK,I have travelled out of the country and I will not be back untill the end of the year. You are required to contact the Premium Delivery Services as soon as possible to know when the package will be delivered to you,due to the expiring date on the Bank Draft. For your information, I have enclosed the following, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate for the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money and it is NOT meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country,note that you will pay a shipping/handling fee of$195 USD.

You have to contact the Premium Delivery Services now for the delivery of
your Draft with this information bellow:

Contact Name: Sean Davis
Contact Tel: +44-703-194-1815
Contact Email: pdservicisies@outlook.com

Finally make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address(Incl. Zip code) and Direct
Mobile number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery also request for
the package tracking number to enable you track your package over the internet
to enable you know when the package will be delivered to your Home/postal address.

Let me repeat again,try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail(This is my second
Email to you)to avoid any further delay Please take note that you will pay a shipping/handling
fee of \$195 USD to Premium Delivery Services for their immediate action. You should also
let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.

Yours Faithfully,
MK. Perry

I can't wait to get my money.
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#### Redneck Gravy

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« Reply #2533 on: April 09, 2014, 08:20:42 AM »
I always wish there was a way to send them a "certified/cashier's" check that is phony and let them deal with that issue...

Karma is all I can hope for!

Please do let us all know if you get your money, LOL !