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Tis The Season for telephone crime

Original post made by mooseturd, Pleasanton Valley, on Nov 30, 2011

I have been getting frequent calls from 971-220-1771. Until yesterday I did not answer and they left no message. Yesterday in a weak moment, I answered. This turns out to be a straight up fraud call. They break numerous laws (violate do-no-call, robo dial recorded message, offer a service for purpose of fraud, etc.) They offer to lower your interest rates on your credit cards. Of course they need acct. #, SS#, mother's maiden name and your dog's name.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

If you have caller ID then I think that you should have the ability to block unwanted calls from certain numbers. That's how I deal with repeated unwanted telemarketing calls with my telephone system. Check the manual for your system.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I've been called by scammers and I always respond by saying 49% change + bills over and over and over and they hang up.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 30, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Telephone scammers are audio spammers: report every such call to the appropriate authorities and eventually they will act.