again the famous microsoft computer scam
Cons & Scams
Getting numerous text message from this number related to EPGbill.com purchases or Netspend.com account, which I have nether. Tried texting STOP back to number as instructed but keeps sending random text…sometimes up to 10 at a time!! Apparently they have hacked or are trying to hack into other prepaid Visa debt cards I purchased from OneVanilla for the holidays. Getting tired of this crap!!!
27 May 2015, 11:40am, 231-383-8059, ONLINE UPDATE, auto blocked, Michigan area code, promises a free security system and a sign in the front yard. When you buy their line , you won’t get a security system or a sign. You will get huge bills on your credit card and a you will have a stolen identity for them to play with.
This post is intended for those who have just encountered their first series of criminal scammers and want to know how to do something about those unwanted harassing calls. Don’t just complain – TAKE ACTION!!! *
ONLY 1 of 122 criminal scammers got thru my call blockers from 1 Jan to 27 May 2015. Read more – you can get similar results.
Recent harassment calls
#106, 2 May, 4:45 pm, -UNAVAILABLE-, auto blocked
#107, 3 May, 1:30 pm, 847-327-1916, ILLINOIS CALL, auto blocked
#108, 5 May, 1:10 pm, XXX-690-1273, garbage ID, auto blocked, 7 digit local origination phone # spoof from mentally disturbed neighbor?!!
#109, 6 May, 4:15 pm, 623-295-2427, LIFEGIVINGMOMEN, auto blocked, life alert scam
#110, 7 May, 3:55 pm, 360-633-9629, UNITEDVETS, auto blocked, Chicago criminal scum
#110, 8 May, 9:50 am, 541-200-3123, Garbage ID, auto blocked, scam wants credit card #
#111, 9 May, 12:45 pm, -UNAVAILABLE-, auto blocked, disturbed neighbor suspected, scammers don’t call on weekends!
#112, 13 May, 10:21am, 516-541-8377, SCHMIDT CHARLES, auto blocked, NY scam?
#113, 13 May, 11:39am, 323-326-4118, WIRELESS CALL, auto blocked, Chicago criminal scum
#114, 14 May, 7:55pm, 618-509-5805, BELLEVILLE IL, auto blocked, fishing for valid phone #s
#115, 16 May, 3:20pm, -UNAVAILABLE-, auto blocked, mentally disturbed neighbor on weekend
#116, 17 May, 12:30pm, 312-465-3520, Rpt#, auto blocked, probably Chicago criminal scum bags!!
#117,19 May, 11:25am, 540-908-4369, HARRISBURGVA, auto blocked, new TRICARE scammer #
#118, 21 May, 3:35pm, 618-509-9979, BELLEVILLEIL, auto blocked, overdue electric bill scam
#119, 21 May, 3:40pm, 708-300-9979, BREASTCANCER, auto blocked, Chicago charity scam
#120, 22 May, 9:35am, XXX-654-1673, RED E MIX LLC, auto blocked, 7 digit spoofed from mentally disturbed neighbor
#121, 26 May, 4:25pm, XXX-my phone#, my name, auto blocked, 7 digit local spoof origination from disturbed neighbor
#122, 27 May, 11:40am, 231-383-8059, ONLINE UPDATE, auto blocked,
Please make a copy of the FOLLOWING, add your own harassment call data, and post it for NEW scammer numbers. If enough people are fully informed on how to combat this scum, we can attack the financial bottom line of these criminals.
Criminal scammers target the poor, elderly, and uninformed. Anyone who gives personal info and/or credit card numbers can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars!!!!! Some robo companies are posting msgs that you should not use blockers and blockers don’t work. They just want you to use the option to be dropped from their caller list. This scam just adds you name to the harassment phone lists!!!
ACLU and left wing liberals are blocking all efforts to force phone companies to turn over traces on these calls. They also prevent telephone companies from blocking spoofer modified caller IDs. They CLAIM any such regulation by the government is infringing on FREEDOM OF SPEECH. What about our right to freedom from criminal harassment!! *
Here is our partial history with the criminal robo scammers and how to defeat them. Hope this may be a help to anyone trying to defeat this criminal scum!!!!
DEFEATING HARASSMENT AND ROBO CALLS
We had been receiving harassing robo telephone calls for months, but the number of calls per day finally exceeded our toleration levels. The telephone company was unable to block the calls because many of the harassment calls were being generated using a device called an ID spoofer which generates phony caller ID’s. The telephone solicitors are largely U.S. and overseas criminals, drug users, inmates, convicts, and scammers who refuse to follow U.S. federal no-call laws. The harassment calls, robo calls, telephone solicitors, political calls, Etc, are engaging in an “Act of War” by essentially taking over your telephone.
One of the options to defeat the harassment calls is to change to a new unlisted telephone number, but this would be giving-in to the harassment. It would also make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for legitimate callers, friends, and family from around the country from contacting you. Paying the telephone company for providing a call blocking service would be costly, limited, and time consuming. Legal action and call tracing by the phone company using back tracking through the local telephone switching matrix is possible for local origination calls. Other calls are more difficult to trace especially when caller ID spoofs are used to impede normal call tracing. There had to be a better option than a new unlisted phone number, and there is.
In talking to the police and the telephone company engineers/technicians, we found out about the technology that generates digital spoofing calls with phony Caller IDs from computer APPs. Research also showed call spoofing can be generated from smart phones, I-pads, computers, robo call devices, or any device with phone access and a spoofing application. Some devices will allow spoofing and also generate robo voice traffic. Additional indication of spoofing is the fact that the Caller IDs sometimes show your own phone # as the caller ID. The ID can also contain phony names, spelling errors, invalid #s, or non-existent area codes.
There is a way to combat these harassment/robo callers that has been over 95% successful. We spread the word by posting the following to phonespyder.com under the phone and other selected web sites each time a harassment/robo call is received.
HOW TO DEFEAT HARASSMENT/ROBO CALLS!! CALL BLOCKERS WORK!
Research a harassment/scam caller then post this msg every time a new robo number calls. NEVER press X to opt out, and NEVER respond in any way because it just adds your name to multiple robo calling lists.
The federal no-call list is a joke – the government does nothing. The phone company wants the money from robo companies and will do nothing to stop the harassment/robo calls. Local police do not have the manpower or technology to track/block these calls. Most robo callers are criminals/drug addicts/scammers. Here is a one-time relatively low cost way to beat those harassment/robo calls.
We can defeat >95% of harassment and robo calls. Go on-line to Amazon and purchase an in-line “CPR CALLBLOCKER”! It has an inventory of up to 1200 numbers in the call blocker list. Be careful in setting up the list or you get unexpected blockages of valid incoming calls. Start by blocking all calls using caller ID’s of UNAVAILABLE, PRIVATE, or WITHHELD. Then block hot spot robo area codes which have NO friends or family – 201, 208, 212, 224, 231, 239, 303, 304, 305, 307, 312, 321, 323, 331, 347, 359, 360, 401, 404, 434, 478, 502, 505 ,513, 516, 518, 520, 540, 541, 565, 605, 608, 620, 630, 646, 650, 701, 708, 734, 740, 757, 772, 773, 779, 810, 815, 847, 918, 952, and 970. Finally, only block individual phone #s in area codes with friends and family. ONLY use 3 digit area codes, OR full 10 digit phone numbers. Never use 7 digit inputs to the blocking list or you WILL have problems! Keep a complete written list of area codes and individual blocking numbers. A small glitch when entering a number into the list can mess up your entire blocking list requiring a hardware reset and complete reprogramming of the list.
Harassment/robo callers frequently use a spoofing APP to create phony incoming caller ID’s on your phone. Hidden characters in a spoofed Caller ID’s number can sneak the robo call past some blockers. An optional secondary SENTRY BLOCKER with a 1000 entry blocker list ignores hidden characters and blocks/kills the call when it’s turned ON. SENTRY BLOCKER also effectively dumps any unmonitored robo callers.
There are many other brands of call blockers than the ones described. Choose yours and BLOCK THOSE HARASSMENT CALLS!!!!!
It is really great fun watching a call blocker/Caller ID recorder light-up then dump a call when the harassment/robo Caller ID matches the blocking list!!! One can especially enjoy it when the call blocker hangs up on a persistent harassment caller!!!
AN ACTUAL CALL HISTORY
(Documented history starts with May 2014)
May – 37 harassment calls
Jun– 31 harassment calls –purchased and Installed CPR BLOCKER!
Jul– 26 harassment calls with 7 auto blocked.
Aug– 35 harassment calls with 23 auto blocked and 12 #s added to blocker list
Sep– 38 harassment calls with 26 auto blocked and 10 #s numbers added to blocker list.
Installed secondary SENTRY blocker – Start to build Black & White blocking lists
Oct – 53 harassment calls with 46 auto blocked, 4 #s numbers added to blocking list.
Nov – 31 harassment calls with 28 auto blocked, 3 #s added to blocker list.
Dec – 16 harassment calls with 14 auto blocked, 2 #’s for blocker list. (Spoof of my own Phone #)
CPR BLOCKER kills selected robo area code hot spots. SENTRY BLOCKER black list kills individual phone #s. SENTRY white list passes friends and family. SENTRY also kills unmonitored robo calls.
Jan – 26 harassment calls with 25 auto blocked, 4 #’s added to SENTRY black list ( non-existent area codes).
Feb – 14 harassment calls with 14 auto blocked, 4 #s added to SENTRY black list.
Mar –40 harassment calls with 40 auto blocked, 7 #s added to SENTRY black list.
Apr – 24 harassment calls with 24 auto blocked, 4 #s added to SENTRY black list. 2 area codes added to CPR blocker
May- 18 harassment calls with 18 auto blocked, 6 #s added to SENTRY black list, 1 area code added to CPR blocker. (Current as of 26 May)
|————–CPR BLOCKER————OFFICE PHONE
============|————-SENTRY BLOCKER—–ANSWERING MACHINE
|————–CID RECORDER——HOME PHONE
CALL ZAPPER sends out a telephone office signal that the phone line is disconnected. Many
auto scanning robo systems will then automatically remove the number from
their calling list
CPR BLOCKER has list of up to 1200 entries for area codes and/or phone numbers. Upon
detection of a blocked number, the blocker hangs up all lines. All other
calls are passed thru unless Sentry Blocker rejects/hangs up line.
SENTRY BLOCKER hangs up on all black listed phone numbers. White list numbers are
passed thru for phone/answering machine. Non-listed numbers have blocking
British/Spanish/German msg for solicitors to hang up, and tells other valid
unlisted callers to dial zero to leave msg on answering machine – this auto
blocks all unmonitored robo calls. Up to1000 entries in call list.
When Sentry Blocker is OFF, all calls pass thru to phone/answering machine
unless blocked by CPR BLOCKER.
HOME PHONE rings ONCE if CPR BLOCKER or SENTRY BLOCKER blocks call. Call rings
thru if blockers are OFF or call is passed by blockers.
His name was Josh and he stated that I was going to have a criminal case against me if I did not make a settlement agreement with them and I have to give them my debt Card info or I will have a judgment filed with my county is this a scam please help!