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Victim Location 60441
Type of a scam Government Grant

I have been receiving calls from an unknown number for the past couple of days. Finally, I picked up the phone and it was a man with an accent explaining that I had been chosen due to me not having a criminal record and being a good citizen for a government grant from the Federal Business Bureau. I was going to be able to get granted $9,000 once I called another number and received a verification code to go to Western Union and give $290, which I would get instantly back after 15 minutes. I repeatedly told the caller that I believed this was a scam and wanted no part of it. I asked for my number to be taken off of their phone list and it was not because they called me again. I questioned and questioned them to where they were getting aggravated and making it sound like it was stupid for not understanding. I asked why I was just hearing about this now and why there was no paper trail. I had not received anything in the mail that proved to have some sort of legitimacy. I did not give them any kind of information and am expecting them to call back tomorrow, to where I am going to give them a very strong piece of my mind.

Victim Location 01013
Type of a scam Phishing

A man called left message saying he is calling because a complaint was filed against my husband and they need his where abouts asap. Or they will file charges with court?? People have been complaining of threats with this number!!!

Victim Location 15206
Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

Please note: I do not have any contact information for the company, as the agent I spoke to refused to provide it. All I have is the number I received a call from.

I received a call from 207-291-1091, which was an automated message asking if I was interested in a lower credit card rate, and to press "1" to connect to an operator. I typically do talk to an operator so I can be removed from the mailing list.

The person who answered (did not provide a name) and asked if I was interested in finishing steps to reduce my credit card interest rate. I asked for the company name, and they said the 'Visa/MasterCard company'. This sounded fake, so I said that I was already working on reduced interest rates with my existing company - *** *** - and asked if that's where they were calling from. The person said no, and I asked to be removed from the mailing list.

The person then immediately became beligerent. He said I was wasting his time and why did I press 1 if I wasn't interested. I said because I wanted to be removed from the mailing list, and the person said he would not take me off the list. I asked to speak to a supervisor, he said he was one. I asked to speak to HIS supervisor, and he said he would not transfer me because I had no manners. I asked him to confirm the name of the company, and instead of providing it, he spelled out "F____ -YOU". I said I would be reporting to the BBB, but since I don't feel I have a true company name, I figured I would start here.

When I call the number back, I get a message that says the call cannot go through.

Victim Location 37188
Type of a scam Travel/Vacations

This was an automated recording of a lady saying I won a free cruise I could have IF i complete a survey.

I'm really tired of getting solicitations on my private cell phone!!!!!!!!

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a text message from a man saying his name is Alexander Gate and he is a chef and is opening a restaurant in Ontario and needs a website designed. I sent him a quote via email and he responded that he would like to pay via credit card, I requested a deposit and he agreed and then said he would like to pay me $4100 by credit card, $1500 for a deposit and the rest to be forwarded on to his content writer as he is not able to process credit card payments. I am sure this is a scam, but I do not want to turn away legitimate business if it is not, is there any safe way to proceed and still protect myself?

Victim Location 29715
Total money lost $1,500
Type of a scam Tech Support

scareware popup claiming to be Microsoft support, ask user to call 702-967-0821, remote into computer and perform fake virus scan, ask for confidential financial information, ask to be paid $1500 to fix.

Victim Location 99352
Type of a scam Phishing

Automated message from this number to our home phone stating to avoid prosecution please call them as soon as possible and then their phone number, then repeated their phone number and urged us to respond.

We're on all the Do Not Call lists, plus it's odd that this is on the other side of the USA from where we live. Message did urge you to call, but am not sure if they were after money or not. Tired of these scammers! Although we were targeted, we did not pursue it any further.

Victim Location 81210
Type of a scam Debt Collections

Phone number called and said it was the irs, this was the final warning about the suit filed against me. At 6:30 in the morning. So obnoxious.

Victim Location 41139
Type of a scam Other

A man with an obvious accent left a message which says: "This requires your serious attention, ignoring this message will an intentional second attempt to avoid an appearance before the magistrate judge of the grand jury for a federal criminal offense". "I advise you to cooperate with us". They left a number to cal back: 559-236-3191. This is a California number and they called a KY number at about 9:30 am eastern time.

Most likely this is an attempt to take money from us. We did not nor will not send anything or give any information to this person or organization.

Victim Location 55001
Type of a scam Debt Collections

This number continues to call and leave messages that I am in trouble with the federal government for a debt owed. The phone number does not come up in any searches and when I call I get a voice mail of a Corey Hendricks or a Jay. They do not identify the name of the business and they have located family members of mine that I have had no contact with in 20+ years. The phone number I am given to call back (***) is actually a fax number for a software company per a search I did on your website.

Victim Location 44112
Type of a scam Debt Collections

I received a call from this unknown company claiming I owed a debt for a speeding ticket in the amount of $150 and would double if not paid now. The caller wanted my credit card information and would not provide any other information their company.

Victim Location 35671
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Repeated calls to my answering machine to inform me that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against me and requesting a call back at this number.

Victim Location 64014
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Said I was entered to win 1.3 million dollars and a Mercedes Benz. I hung up on him and he immediately called back. I did not answer them.

Victim Location 99223
Type of a scam Tax Collection

The recording on our machine said that there was a failure to appear before a magistrate judge or grand jury for a federal criminal offense and that I was to call 559-588-4761 and they advised us to cooperate with them. Person had a foreign accent. Did not get the first part of the recording machine picked it up at failing to appear before a magistrate judge.

Victim Location 06811
Type of a scam Debt Collections

They call and harass from several different numbers. When asked what the nature of the call is they refuse to tell you.

Victim Location 43613
Type of a scam Home Improvement

My sister-in-law is an elderly woman in Toledo, and last week had some people knock on her door saying they "were in the neighborhood and saw squirrels going in and out of your attic." She, being gullible, invited them in to talk about it. One went up on the roof and allegedly applied two tubes of caulk, and then they related that she could have "severe house damage" unless they put up $2000 worth of four "Squirrel Repellent" devices. (We heard about it after the fact, and I am third in line to hear this but this is the gist.) They convinced her to go to the bank and get the money. Fortunately while she was there, she got talking and quick thinking bank people called the cops and talked her out of it. Cops told her to drive to her neighborhood, part a few blocks away, and look for the car they drove in. They found HER, tapped on her window, she kept doors locked, and got their plate # but not the state it was from. We have warned her AGAIN not to buy anything that people want to sell you at your door, but you know how hard it is with some people. Anyway, that's the deal.

Victim Location 37062
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Robocall. Purports to be Blue Cross Blue Shield with important info for members about a pain medication 100% covered by BCBS. Confirmed with BCBS this is not them nor do they robocall about meds.

The phone number is a disconnected number with a spoofed caller ID. Griffin Aishah was the Caller ID name.

Victim Location 31204
Type of a scam Phishing

Threat of good luck as the situation totally unfolds on you if I don't' call back.

I did not call back.

Victim Location 47885
Type of a scam Scholarship

They constantly call talking about a government grant. I tell them to quit calling, block the number, they call back with a different number-blocking the number does not help. Theses people have foreign accents.

Victim Location 63080
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

this is a number given for FMLA for BJC healthcare in MO. This number had changed to a different one. The number 855-314-4450 is some scam for what they said were gift card centers for Wal Mart. The person who called this number trying to get hold of FMLA as she just had surgery was my mother. The phone call took place on today's date. The man who she talked to said she was a lucky winner and he needed her credit card information before she could speak to the FMLA people. She told him she didn't have her credit card information with her but that her daughter had her wallet since she was in the hospital. The man then told her to call her daughter (me) to get that information or she couldn't talk with anyone concerning her FMLA. My mother then hung up the phone. She got the updated and correct number for FMLA from BJC and was on the phone with them and the 855-314-4450 number tried to call her back twice and she did not answer.

I then called this number and asked what organization they were and why they needed my mother's credit card information. The man who answered then promptly hung up. I called back and spoke with a woman. I asked what organization they were and she said, "we sell and redeem wal mart gift cards". I asked again why they tried to get credit card information from my mother earlier and why the gentleman eluded to an affiliation with the FMLA people. She did not have an answer for that and there was a foreign language being spoken in the background and the tone was loud and excited. I then let the woman know I would be reporting the number to the BBB. She stated, "fine, this call is being recorded to report you." I let her know that was absolutely fine." She then said, "no one can do anything to us anyway" and hung up the phone.

I just wanted this reported so they can't swindle anyone out of money.

thank you

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