Scam alert~!

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  1. Picasso71

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    So, just got a phone call from a random number telling me that tower service will be conducted in my area (I'm with verizon). They said i could lose service up to 24 hours, and if so, they will credit my account for a month of verizon service. They then asked for my name, last four digits of my social, and the passcode for my account. I was in the middle of a nap, and dumb enough to give them my name, but quickly snapped out of it when they asked for my social and passcode. Wanted you all to be aware, and wondered if there is anything people can do with my name and phone number. Also, they did not block their phone number, and assuming it was not spoofed, would happily give it out to you guys to do with as you see fit. Any and all comments welcome
     
  2. Xfactorx316

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    Excellent call out. Some people are extrememly gullible and would give them all of the information that they asked for. I hope they see your post first!
     
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    Let me have the number and I will certainly call them..... from my work landline and put some nails into this scam
     
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    Go get'em Huskur! :mad:
     
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    Also you need to call vzw and alert them... but that's gonna be an all day thing. . But try never the less

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
     
  6. Picasso71

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    Hopefully it is not fake
     
  7. huskur

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    "we're sorry, your call cannot be completed as dialed. Please check the number and try again"

    Tried it twice....... can someone else confirm

    One thing I cannot stand..... a SCAM!! I would light these jokers up if it is truly their intentions
     
  8. dezymond

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    Have you contacted Verizon OP?

    Let them know that someone is impersonating them.
     
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    Yes I have. Gave them the number as well. Doubtful anything will come of it though. I also had them make a note saying I want to be informed of any updates
     
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    Anyone else get one of these calls?
     
  11. dezymond

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    They might take action by sending a mass email, but who knows. Better than nothing I guess.
     
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    Speaking of email and scams, I've had 2 VZW customers come to my kiosk asking questions about an email that they received with a "bill statement" saying they owe 9~1k or more. The 2nd customer actually showed me the email and the dummies didn't BCC the email addresses, which is the only way I knew it was fake. If I remember correctly, the 1st customer that brought it up to me was a former VZW customer and received this same email.
     
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