Warning - Telemarketer Scam
January 19, 2009 3:09pm CST
For those of you who have 'caller I.D., watch for a number to come up on your I.D. 1-662-690-2283 with the initials of f.c.s.i. It might also end with 2281 or 2280. the recorded message goes something like: "Hi this is Jim/James/whomever - we've being trying to reach you on an important matter. Please call -- - and an 800 number is given. When you don't respond, in a few weeks, they'll call again. We finally got about the 5th or 6th call in the past 3 weeks the other night, and the recorded message said if we didn't contact them, they'd have to: "Take it to the next level." I put the number into a Google search, and it is a bill collection agency out of northern Mississippi. I found some types of mesage forums, and one lady said she called them and they told her that she was delinquent on a bill, and they could help her take care of it. When they asked her for her Social Security number, she said that a 'flag went up.' I have gone to the F.C.C. governmental site, and turned in a complaint on them. If you've received one of these calls, what state are you in? Help warn folks. I am in Oklahoma.
• United States
19 Jan 09
Thanks for the information. Now this would only alarm someone to think they have to give out that information if they were actually late on their bills. But yes being asked for your Social Security number instead of the account number would be a red flag for anyone.