Scammers

By Luis
@LuisVp (227)
Arizona City, Arizona
August 12, 2019 2:03pm CST
I have been getting many calls lately from scammers trying to scam me they are always saying things like "HELLO THIS IS A REMINDER THAT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED" or trying to trick me into giving them money for charity I mean do these people know its not ok do to that?? This is hard earn money i will only give to actual real charities not to scammers. They had me going crazy once thinking my social security number had been suspended had me calling up the social security number asking them what was going on. But thankfully they said everything was good Two of my bank accounts were closed and shut down due to scammers trying to use my account to get money out under my name how about you how do you feel or even deal with scammers?? Do you just hangup on them??
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16 responses
@marguicha (124694)
• Chile
12 Aug
I hang up. And in a hurry.
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@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
12 Aug
I do too.
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@marguicha (124694)
• Chile
12 Aug
@LuisVp. Some people say that if you don´t hang up immediately, they can learn things from you. I don´t know. Like where do you live and the like.
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@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
12 Aug
@marguicha they use some kind of device to steal personal information.
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@Ladanger (9051)
• United States
12 Aug
On my phone it shows as "potential scam" when i get calls from random numbers.
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@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
12 Aug
Mine used to do that too when i had an app that actually blocked them and it told me the caller might be a scammer but i think the app had a 30 day free trial after i had to pay its been a while I'll have to check it out again.
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@Ladanger (9051)
• United States
12 Aug
@LuisVp those calls are so annoying foreal. Trying to tell me i owe money to things etc.
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@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
13 Aug
@Ladanger yes they are annoying and if you arent careful they will tell you the irs has filled a complaint against you and that will ruin your day if you dont find out first if its a scam.
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@nomus24g (28992)
• India
12 Aug
is there a possibility of changing your number?
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@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
12 Aug
Yes you just have to go to where you bought your phone and tell them that you want to change it.
@nomus24g (28992)
• India
12 Aug
@LuisVp hmmm...I see
@Corbin5 (152981)
• United States
12 Aug
We do get phone calls from scammers. I just let all those calls go to the answering machine. I do look up the phone numbers online to confirm scamming.
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@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
12 Aug
I had an app that blocked all scammin calls.
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@Corbin5 (152981)
• United States
12 Aug
@LuisVp That sounds like a good app to have.
• Bridgton, Maine
12 Aug
Yes, I just hang up on scammers who call me. I think a lot of scammers have Anti-Social Personality Disorder, which means they never feel guilty over scamming innocent victims.
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@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
12 Aug
Well first of all thats called being an introvert and second of all its not a disorder thats just how we like to live.
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@Ladanger (9051)
• United States
13 Aug
@LuisVp that's a Fact!!
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@maezee (38168)
• United States
12 Aug
That is unfortunate. I hope those people get what they deserve (like going to jail). I am sure some people out there fall for these scams.
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@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
12 Aug
I did twice and my bank was shut down.
@melissa1024 (2446)
• Beckley, West Virginia
12 Aug
I get those calls all the time, they drive me nuts. I just hang up on them as quick as I can.
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@Starkinds (8748)
• India
12 Aug
They are internet robbers.
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@lovebuglena (12023)
• Staten Island, New York
13 Aug
There are a lot of phone and email scammers these days. If you get a call or email that there is something wrong with your SSN or there is a "warrant for your arrest" in relation to the IRS or that you have to go to your local 7 Eleven and purchase gift cards it is clearly a scam. Unfortunately, there are people that fall for it.
@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
13 Aug
Yes sadly alot of people fall for the scams.
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@lovebuglena (12023)
• Staten Island, New York
13 Aug
@LuisVp I almost did once.
@MALUSE (52970)
• Germany
12 Aug
I've never got such a call. Many years ago there were calls offering me good business bargains. I remember that once I was invited to buy shares for grain at the New York stock market. Over the telephone! How silly must one be to do that? But there must be silly people who do just that. If there weren't, there wouldn't be such calls.
@LuisVp (227)
• Arizona City, Arizona
12 Aug
There are apps that prevent scammers from calling the app blocks their number.
@cperry2 (2050)
• United States
14 Aug
It is a scam. No question. I attended a program in town about the current crop of scams going on, this is one of them. Social Security will never call you with a statement like that. That is not how they do things. Not to mention that your SSN is yours permanently. If there is an issue with it, you will receive an official letter from the Social Security Administration. If you have had it for more than a few months, the likely hood of any kind of problem with it is so small as to be nearly impossible.
13 Aug
There's fraud call detection
@MNRFOLEY (410)
• Australia
13 Aug
I get a lot of them on my landline as well as mobile. my rule is If it is a private number or an unfamiliar number they can always leave a message on the voicemailbox. I don't answer private/silent numbers and unfamiliar numbers, And I also look the numbers up on reverse phone look up to know if it is a scam number.
@Rohithee (448)
• India
13 Aug
I was also loss to scammers 400 for online data entry job
• Suzhou, China
13 Aug
In my opinion our personal information has no longer been private. Most of scammers bought the information about us from various sources, then call you and try to trick you.
@Susan2015 (25543)
• United States
12 Aug
We get those too. And even where I work, we get those.