The latest crop of scams exploits the advances in technology — the implementation of many new area codes makes it difficult for most people to recognize what is a domestic number and what is not, and the proliferation of cellphones rather than pagers means that sounds of trouble can be played to victims, exploiting their caring about others in distress. If the area code is 284, 809 or 876, you've called Jamaica, the Dominican Republic or the British Virgin Islands, new hotbed homes of telephone scams. Answered it and the caller said looking for a family member and used my name and phone number. I might have some overpaid credit card payments, but nothing crazy enough to be sued over or served. If you receive a call or text message on your cell phone from an unfamiliar area code, proceed with caution! Then scammers tried a new approach.
I told him its funny how this has not showed on my credit report. Asked the caller for her name and said her name was Sam Kiser and she was calling from Locator Services. He is claiming to get ready to serve me at home or at my job, which would be a little difficult as I am disabled and do not work!! It was a recording and the male voice sounded a bit muffled. Sponsored links 849 is the Dominican Republic. He said he was going to serve me with some papers at my home address only gave the street name and the last four digits of my social. Boycott anything Apple except actual apples, they are good for you.
Likewise, until shortly before the turn of the century, the Caribbean islands using the American country code 1 all used the same area code, 809; scams were perpetrated, but, after a while, people learned to avoid calling that single area code. First look up the area code by going online or checking the area code charts in the front section of your phone book. But, surprise, you've just called a foreign country. To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personal information. Not this craziness on the phone.
The area codes include: 268, 284, 473, 664, 649, 767, 809, 829, 849 and 876. Some cons try to get you to call Canada, which also has three-digit, U. Don't dial unless you know exactly where you're going. If this is some legal issue due to a debt theny they should have my info, they should have my mailing address. When you call this phone after hours, you get a recording stating and apparently its their legal department. I did a google search for the 844 number and came across these Scam notes.
Criminals target people simply by calling them. Located in the Eastern , area code 845 is on the same time as ,. However, a quick glance could reveal whether the call means real business or not. Lucia 767 — Dominica 784 — St. The 281 area code is from Houston Texas.
If you do, you must create a user name, or we will not post your comment. As familiarity with that ruse also increased, crooks have since moved on to other islands that still fall under the +1 country code. . I hopped on the internet and found this blog. I tried to call that number back and it was a recording asking to leave my name and phone number lol Did not give them anything…. They said they had a warrant for my arrest for defrauding an innkeeper and perpetrating fraud. It was a fellow said his name was Derek.
Then I got a fake call also heavily accented from someone stating they were the sheriff. If there are legal grounds for being served, you will be served without a phone call warning you first. I will report the calk to the authorities. When I accused them of fraud,they invited me to hang up. Do a Google search to see where the number is registered. They tried this multiple times, always seeking out relative, never contacting me directly.
Area code 845 is found in the state of. He was told that a lien was going to be placed on our property, bank accounts, assets, etc. They did not get any information from me and frankly I laughed at them. The previously linked these area codes to the scam: 268, 284, 473, 664, 649, 767, 809, 829, 849 and 876. A code to block by the provider or log into my account and use the block option there. I have since found out they are being investigated by the State they reside in.