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I just received a call from this number today too. They were claiming I had fraudulent activity and that I would be arrested and imprisoned for 4 years, by Oregon law. If they are in Arizona, how can they control anything here. They claimed they were from the Department of Justice. I hope they know that's a federal offense in the U.S. These people are from outside the country. If the Department of Justice wanted to get a hold of me...they would have sent something in the mail first. They also lied about where they are located and what time they close.
I received a call from this number also. The caller said his name was Capt. John Harris and he was from the Texas State Police. He says there were ‘fraudulent charges and theft charges being filed against me unless I could pay $1200 to keep this from happening.
I told him I had no idea what he was talking about but I was going to contact an attorney and have them to look into this matter. Then he said he would contact me back by the end of the day.
They are making the calls utilizing VOIP and the names of legitimate firms to make it appear the calls are originating from within the US. There is NO "company" or "debt" and you will NOT be arrested. They are harvesting and/or buying consumers' personal identifying information from unscrupulous websites like the one you may have filled out an application with, and you need to do whatever you can to protect yourself
originally posted by: Aliensun
A friend sent me an email scam yesterday of a new type to me. He buys stuff online that comes directly from China at times. Below is the message:
ETA: An elderly friend of mine, as I've witnessed multiple times, has the hardest time ending scam phone calls. She couldn't just hang up or interrupt the person to say, "Sorry...." She is learning but it has been frustrating that she cannot be adamant and take control.
Not much would make me hang up faster than someone saying they are from the department of justice.....that's a call I don't entertain.
If the cops, feds, doj etc want you they're not calling.
Phone scams i love them . For instance tax department ( Australia ).It has come to our attention you under paid on your tax last financial . My answer , f... yes you losers and then terminate the call . Oh and surveys i actually do as they are just such good fun . I answer every question with a question , annoys the crap out of them .
The "YES" phone scam is another. They start by saying "Hello? Can you hear me? "....then they get you saying "Yes!"...then they have your voice on record they can use with other info implying its really you.
Banking, purchases, credit etc.. .tell all your friends about this one especially the elderly