I got a call similar to the ones talked about here asking me to press 1 to contact security. I just hung up because I received the call at 1:15 AM! What kind of company would call at that time of day?
These are scam artist, the number calling you probably isn't their number. Scammers use the internet to hack company and residential private telephone numbers. If a system is connected to some network, more chances that these scammers (not hackers) gain access into the system using hacking tools that scan for open ports that allow them to use ones phone. This can be a cell phone that has connection to the internet as well. They use the trunk belonging to that number which enables them to make 'anonymous' calls so if a number is traced, it is traced to the number they are stealing service from. Best thing to do is piss them off. Don't give real information, give false information, call your bank for a dummy account that they use for investigative purposes. Dummy accounts are setup by some banks in order to track the movement of these scammers. Talk to them press 2 and give some random BS information to them, the longer they stay on the phone, the chances of them being tracked are greater. The internet logs can show more packets thus allowing law enforcement the evidence they need to prosecute them. No Doubt the police are monitoring them and have identified them, but they need a complainant and concert evidence to charge them otherwise it won't hold out in court. If you press 2 and speak to them, give them fake information and then tell them to p****off. The fact that there is something recording the packets (recording your call) the police can use this as evidence that an attempt was made by the scammer to con you, thus leading to criminal charges. Let these scammers sit in jail, and be denied entry and visa to every country in this world. Sooner or later they will get overwhelmed with false bank account information and may even give up on their con ways.
I am listening to you all and yet I keep hearing how everyone called their Bank. I watched the news when they first informed about this new scam. They said that the caller locks into the phone that you answer and can record any info that you have or put onto your phones. The only safe phone lines are land lines. If you called your bank and gave them your account number, please contact them again after a few days preferably in person. I just want you all to be safe. I never call my bank but I know there are a lot of people who do. The news report also said something about thieves being able to get your info if you use a debit card in an ATM machine. Good Luck everyone. and God Bless.
Just got one .stayed on line for a minute did NOT push one:)2:11am in the morning.
call your credit card company also call you phone carrier and make a police report and cancel everything and start new
same thing happened to me they said they where from my discover credit card they said my payment was past due I know it was not they wanted me to give them my checking account number I hung up made a report
What do you do if you press the number by accident ???
This just happened to me. I hung up.
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Just got a call saying Master Card was lost. Type 1 to go to a security section. Did not hit the 1. The phone number was listed as UNKNOWN. I do not believe Master Card would send information from and Unknown phone number. Deleted the message. Do so yourself.
I was contacted by someone who made it seem like they were interested in purchasing something from me, and said they would call from their company's phone. He told me to press 19 when I picked up. Once I did that an operator voice said my account has been activated. What just happened?
I got a call on my cell, "Bluetooth" appeared on caller ID. Automated female voice saying my Mastercard had been locked & to press 1 to unlock my debit card. I hung up.
I got a call from that number also and i called it back, it must be cloned because its say "Welcome to Verizon wireless the number you have dialed has been changed or disconnected." Its a scam and i would not even attempt to answer it again if I saw it on my phone.....
I received a call yesterday from a Private # and another this morning from 000-000-0000. Computer states "This is Bank of America and we regret to inform you that your Debit Mastercard has been locked. Please press 1 to reactivate it". I don't even have a Bank of America Mastercard!! Very, very obviously a Scam!!
Phone rings every time I turn on the computer- 5TH 3RD BANK After several days I thought about it, these jerks gotta be connected to the computers, looked it up, they are. Just don't answer. My credit cards are up to date BUT NOT OVER THE INTERNET DON''t SAY ANYTHING TO- 0073
Place your home and cell phone numbers on the NATIONAL NO CALL REGISTRY. It really works.
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Same thing, said my mastercard was deactivated due to security concerns and to press 1 to reactivate.
They intentionally garbled the company name too so you can't understand it. Sounds like "Hello, this is an official call from e...b..t...card your mastercard has been deactivated due to security concerns, please press 1 to reactivate it."
This message was left on my voicemail... so yeah, obviously a scam, legit companies (especially ones as large as banks/cc companies) have software that changes the automatic message if a voicemail picks up.
701-509-8703 just called my cell phone twice today, I didn't answer.do not waste money?
YEAH THEYRE SENDING TEXTS NOW. GOT A TEXT ABOUT OUR WASHINGTON MUTUAL CARD HAVING A HOLD ON IT.... LIKE THE BANK WOULDNT NOTIFY ME FIRST? WE'RE A BUSINESS AND THEY SENT IT TO THE WALKIE TALKIE I USE FOR THE SHUTTLE. MUST BE GETTING DESPERATE.
Same thing sounded official do not be stupid like me and provide them with your bank card info. Had to call HSBC Bank and cancel card. Other family menbers in the Buffalo NY area received same call. Also in Virginia, all Verizon customers.
Just received a call from this number claiming to be HSBC and to press 1 to talk to their security center. Pressed one. Press 1 to reactivate your card. Pressed one. Please enter your card number followed by the pound sign. Yea, no. Hung up.
It was an automated card-number phishing scam.
They called saying they were HSBC and if I wanted to reactivate my card to press one.
hey great way to get an upgrade for free! lol my bank did the same!
Answered and a recording said "This is HSBC Bank and your debit card has been locked for security purposes- Press 1 to unlock". After pressing 1 they want you to enter your full account number! Do Not answer or press any thing- Just spoke to my bank and its a SCAM. Bank said they never do anything like that.
I received a call from this number, i did answer and was told that my HSBC Credit Card was reported stolen.
I was then asked to give my card number, expiration date, and pin number, which i didn't. I hung up and called HSBC and they verified that it was a PHISHING SCAM. HSBC blocked my card and issued me a new one.
I received a call saying that my debit card was going to be cut off (without any kind of warning from my bank) and that I should "press 1" to resolve the issue. After checking out my accounts, they're fine with no hint at having any kind of problem.
Noone there, no messages. Scam!!!!!
This number is associated with a nationwide phishing scam primarily targeting large banking institutions, B of A, Chase, Fifth Third, etc. I have received two calls on my cell phone, the first time was on 12/17/11 from a different number, which I answered, alluded to a locked debit card/checking acct. and to press 1 to be connected to a CSR. Since my cell number is not associated with any of my banking information I pressed 1 only to have the message reprompt. I immediately called the bank it made reference to and they were aware of it and flagged my accounts to look for suspicious activity. I did not answer the second call on 12/27/11 because I was busy but the unfamiliar number made me suspicious and further research led me to this number being associated mainly with B of A accounts (which I no longer have). In some way the idiots did me a favor because now I get my account protection upgraded and free for an additional year.
Like the others - Instructed to press 1 and talked to security about a lost ATM card. Claimed to be International Bank. I just hung up the phone - came in on cell phone.