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This spam showcases around voicemail phishing (Vishing), which is a type of scam done through Voicemails. Unfortunately anyone can be a target of this scam and doesn’t matter whether you provided your number with others.
Phone numbers in the U.S. follow a predicted value so a simply computer program can be created to obtain the numbers (everything from (111) – 111 – 1111 to (999) – 999 – 9999 for example. Which makes it easy to have a computer to simply do the dirty work and leave a recorded message (scammers are also lazy people).
If you are like most, you don’t answer the call unless they are in your contacts lists. So scammers are now leaving voicemails to try to entice you to call them back. Which of course so they can then badger you into getting you to sign up for services you don’t need or obtain information on you to target you further. Below is the actual voicemails I and other clients have received.
FROM: (480) 725-2960;
Do you need funding for your new project? <yourdomain.com listed here>,
We can help raise $30-$250K to get it started. Please let us know a good time to call you. Thx.
FROM: (715) 227-2458;
Tired of getting calls regarding your Google listing. We understand they can be quite annoying. We would like to free up your time is the business owner and help stop these calls or system is come back with an error on your listing showing that it either unclaimed mocking pertinent information or is not one hundred percent complete which flags it at risk for removal 75% of search engine users. Use. Google is their preferred search engine. If you’re missing information chances are you’re not being shown and local results, press one now to speak with a technician. We only need a few minutes of your valuable time to gather the needed information to update your listing and secure the lifting and fix the issues. If you’re the business owner, please press one now to speak with a Google Certified Technician to get this finished once and for all Press two to be removed from the calling list.
FROM: (425) 441-6550;
The matter at the hand is extremely time sensitive and Urgent has after all that we found that there was a fraud and misconduct on your tax filing, which you are hiding from the federal government. This needs to be rectified immediately. So do return the call on our direct line number. The number is +425-441-6550. Again, +425-441-6550. Thank you.
FROM: (608) 676-7334;
System with Visa Mastercard account services with important changes to your account before the next billing cycle if you received your new rates by mail and wish not to be contacted press 3 congratulations on your excellent payment history you now qualify for a 0% interest rate on all your credit card accounts. This is a limited time offer, and you must respond immediately press 1 now to speak to our qualification department and complete the enrollment process.
FROM: (312) 414-1732; (872) 772-2393
$15,000 no upfront fees.. No security deposit or processing charges so call us back on our direct line number 312 4141732 let me repeat that for you.. +312-414-1 732. Thank you and have a great day.
In reality, this is just another method and attempt for these scammers to sit on their but trying to make money while being of no use to society.