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Rahn



Joined: 04 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:55 pm 
Post subject: phone scam using BI prefix 448
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In order to get you to pick up the phone, a sales company is using unassigned 231-448 numbers which show up on your caller ID.
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medic5740



Joined: 01 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:27 am 
Post subject: Time after Time
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I'm going to add that this number and others are being used to call time after time.

I have received no less than six calls from these numbers, and I hang up as soon as I see it. It's pretty obvious that they are trying to harass us all.

448-6333 448-8597 448-6537

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stardust



Joined: 09 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:57 pm 
Post subject: The age of AI
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It is very sad that AI technology is the newest tool used by telemarketing. but you can download a fix for your phone that looks at the data stream before it rings it will give you an alert of a possible scam
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Marie LaFreniere



Joined: 05 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:49 pm 
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I received a call from 448-4582 saying I had won a trip. I hung up on her mid sentence.
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Terri C



Joined: 01 Jun 2016
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:21 am 
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Don't trust caller ID. A customer of the bank answered a call, the caller ID said Charlevoix State Bank. It was a scam. Caller ID's can be changed to say anything. Never give personal information out over the phone. The bank collects this information when you open an account. This caller is also calling people in Charlevoix.
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Pam Smith



Joined: 02 Nov 2017
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:27 am 
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Thanks for this information. So true that caller ID is not always reliable. I requested one company I have traded with for several years, to please stop calling me on the "Private Caller" line. Because often I don't even pick up for those...then I am stuck having to call back an assistant and going through all we go through to call one of those people back. I noticed they changed that for me. [/b]
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FishCamp



Joined: 30 Apr 2017
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:45 pm 
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I bet everyone posting here is on a do-not-call list. My suggestion is to never get on such a list. I think the unscrupulous, who are usually beyond the reach of US law, use those lists for good prospecting.

Tried it myself with a new phone number and have only received two "legal" opinion surveys which I call-blocked twice as they even changed numbers on me after the first block. That is over a three month period.
They seem to have given up.

If you think I am happy, you are right.
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