Ever stop to think that you're not that bright? Or maybe you work for bandwidth.com?
See my comment here: Miami CBS Local News "Ft. Lauderdale Dentist Claims Phone Number Was ?Hijacked? http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/03/17/ft-laude ... r-was-hijacked/
Here's the deal in case clicking that link makes you feel like your click is worth too much to CBS Local:
Apparently, a virtual army of scammers is using phone numbers registered with bandwidth.com VOIP, masking their identies via exploitation of bandwidth.com's technology: plenty of complaints on their Facebook page, including from the hijacked dentist's office: https://www.facebook.com/bandwidth?filter=2
Bandwidth.com appears to be oblivous to consumer complaints.
This is happening all across the country as well as in Canada. A Google search using the keywords "bandwidth.com calling and hanging up" produced a ton of results reporting complaints about numbers associated with bandwidth.com: http://search.aol.com/aol/search?s_it=topsear ... +and+hanging+up
Threatening phone calls:
This 707 area code phone number is also registered with bandwidth.com: http://www.whitepages.com/phone/1-760-282-4216
*Scammers are using the number to impersonate law enforcement, attempting to "collect" on fake payday loans, threatening people with jail and lawsuits over loans they never took out, demanding personal financial information, according to the complaints: http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-760-282-4216#p695387973788807460
I started researching tonight, which is how I ended up reading this article. We've been getting calls on our land line several times daily for several weeks now. They show up on caller ID as "out of area" (except that they're calling from our area code). I never answer as I don't recognize the number and anyone masking their identity isn't getting the time of day from me, but my husband insists on answering the phone when they call. Whenever he answers, there is no response, just background noise. My husband called the numbers back and received messages indicating that the numbers are "not in service."
So tonight I looked up two of them. One of the numbers is listed as "unknown in Colorado" even though the caller is calling from my area code. The second one is listed as belonging to bandwidth.com, Colorado Springs, CO: http://www.whitepages.com/phone/1-719-325-8760 ***
I filed a complaint with the FCC this evening: https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/form1088.action
I suggest anyone receiving such calls look up the numbers online at Reverse Lookup White Pages and then report them to the FCC if the caller is harassing you or repeatedly calling and simply hanging up/not responding.
Otherwise, file a complaint wth the FBI if the caller is making suspicious threats of legal action. Local law enforcement may also be contacted. And as this friendly dentist just showed us, contacting your local media is a good way to get the word out in addition to filing a complaint.
David Morken ;Chris Matton,
these are the guys that own the company in VA that is responsible for a lot of the calls.
Same here I am on the DoNotCall List, should not get this call
Just hang up soon I pick up
Its the NSA checking your number to make sure it is still working.
Oopsie. i meant *hung up
Recieved a call from this number 7/1/13 at 10:04 am. As soon as I answered I got one of those "person just hund up" sounding tones.
just recieved a call from this number and the line was dead. i get these all the time
got a call from this number several times. Hung up each time. Very harassing
Got a call from this number, but it went dead after I answered.
I got this, I called back and no answer!!
Phone rang at 11:39 PM last night. Didn't answer because didn't recognize the number but that is a ridiculous time to be calling - even for these types of calls.
Called my office #, which is forwarded to my cell phone, at 2:07 in the morning! Good thing I didn't hear it then! I would have gone ballistic! It's a shame that all these jerks have ruined another medium! It started with the US Mail. I've thrown away many "real" items that were mixed-in with the "real looking" fake crap over the years. Then with telephone. It's so bad that I have told my clients to e-mail rather than call since 95% of phone calls are scammers! That was great for a while, now I'm constantly getting crap e-mailed to me on my smart phone! I'm going to have to create a private e-mail to connect to my phone & give it to my customers. The one on my website just attracts these parasites! It's so frustrating! When you have a business, you want to have a way for clients to reach you, but these maggots have made my life so miserable that I almost want to close the whole thing down! What I can't believe is that ANYONE does business with these con artists! I would NEVER do ANY business with someone who cold-calls me! I know how to find the services I need. I guess there are many saps out there that fall for this crap, otherwise they wouldn't be wasting their time doing it! Maybe those idiots are to blame! I know this message will do nothing and contains no useful information, but it feels good to vent a little! Thanks!
Called me at 2:11 a.m. I got up because I thought it was an emergency, maybe with my kids. No, same as everyone else. It was a test call. Thanks for the wake up you idiots.
It called my landline. So much for that theory.
Sleepless in St. Louis
Just received a call from this # on my land line - woke me from a deep sleep b/c it's 4:30 a.m. Didn't answer it, but no message left. WTH?! Will report later today for violating DNC ....
Called me at 2:00AM, and hung up as I answered on the 4th ring...was busy until 3:00 am, and probably still is.
I got a call from this # at 2:25 a.m. I grabbed the phone being scared at this hour with bad ominous feeling, and uttered Hellooo! there was a pin drop silence and then the line disconnected with a long beeeeeeeep. Very much of security breach, trespassing ones privacy, they must be punished for their undesirable intrusion to public lives.
Called me at 12:53 am !!!
1:06 AM I get a call from thjis number. What the HELL???? Said Lewisville Texas on the ID. Woke me from a sound sleep. No message left.
That would probably be our government
Got a call from 469-464-9384 just now (9am) . I answered and nothing on other end... Then looked up phone number and found this site with 19 pages of reports. Looks like they have been busy.
Received a call from this number this morning at 8:30 a.m.
No message no one answered when I said hello
called the number back and the number has been disconnected.
So obviosly the NSA. Call generated from one of Verizons major fiberoptic switches convieniently lot ocated in Lewisville TX. Call generates a GPS ping to your locations on classified as metadata. Once pinged and verified the circuit (telephone line) is active the real tracking begins. Using thee ECOLON e and it doesn't matter if you answer the call or not. avesdropping software to listen for keywords in your phone conversations. It only calls cellphones and it does't matter if you if you answer the call or not. Once verified active, your line is tagged.
NSA generating metadata to track you? Each call will cause the phone company to generate CDR (Call Data Records) that constitute some the metadata that the NSA and other govt. agencies are now gathering on US citizens.
Who knows, maybe just a call center not having enough operators when the call comes up. Of course there is no reason that the gov cannot spend the taxes out of our pockets to track average folks with no valid reason for being tracked.
Instead of gun control. They should look a phone control. How do these f&@$ing idiots get people's cell numbers.
Same as reported ... the second I answered, the call disconnected .... annoying!
Then what the hell are you doing here?
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