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14 hours ago, WhoCares1000 said:

In the meantime, let other family members know what is going on and this is a scam.

This is very good advice. These outfits can cast a very wide net, including in-laws and distant family. The calls really upset elderly family members who may panic. 

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9 hours ago, Brotherskeeper said:

This is very good advice. These outfits can cast a very wide net, including in-laws and distant family. The calls really upset elderly family members who may panic. 

Very true. My aunt was concerned that something had happened to us. As to other family they are so removed that they would be surprised to hear from me.

What really annoys me is they actually came across, a couple of months ago, on Linked in with an ad looking for collectors.... suggesting a pay scale and such but with a notice that all positions were filled.

Now they are not listed there. Too bad cause it might have been enough info there to get a location, address, and good phone....

 

 

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You are spending more time on this than it is worth. Even if you happen to get the information, the only authorities who will do anything might be the AG in the state where these people are doing business from and even that is unlikely. They might already be changing their name and their phone numbers as we speak.

Again, inform you family members that a scammer is trying to get money out of them for you and that they should simply hang up (or at the most deny any contact with you and hang up). Eventually, when they realize you and your family are not going to fall for the scam, they will move on to better prospects.

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On 3/21/2019 at 3:54 PM, nobk4me said:

Agree that it's most likely a scam.  But, I have to wonder if they are getting databases of defaulted debts somehow, that they are contacting people who have had defaults.  

Not only possible but very probable.  I have had various information of mine stolen from various company's "data breeches" (read: unsecured computer systems) 18 times over the last 12 months, at least two of which I know of had that information sold as part of packages to scammers.  And that is with the fact that I don't have facebook, don't give my information to companies at will (such as a phone number or email just to check out and pay for goods), and keep my personal computer and information much more secure than the average person.  Even with all those measures - Eighteen times my information was stolen from companies who greedily hoard and store your data without your knowledge or consent and then don't bother to keep that information the least bit secure.  I can't imagine the amount of times the average person who isn't as secure with personal data has their identity and financial records stolen, bought and traded on the "dark web".

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Well, a very interesting update to these _______ ( fill in for yourself).

As I had originally posted about this In House Solutions that kept calling using the same phone number for the incoming call, that is not traceable by me, and left the message for me to call the toll free number...

After they called my 93 year old aunt in the middle of the night, they seemed to disappear. I got a couple with o messages left. They tried my mom, when they are blocked so only know about that by caller ID and maybe once on the cell.

No biggies for any of these.

I was mildly surprised when about 10 days ago I started to get messaged, totally not identifiable... and really have not tried to dig into that... from local numbers in 2 different cities near by, and te message was more generic. Just to call this number regarding a matter... or something like that.

HOWEVER. Today things have gotten far more interesting. Caller ID shows up in the corner of the TV screen. With my name and my phone number as if I am calling myself.

In addition to that, about an hour later the same happened. My name wth my phone number. ( A bit unusual because the phone I use is listed under my mothers name as it is part of heer bundle and I gt it for $10 a month. 

So... am wondering if anyone ever had that happen? And if so, how can they do it cause it has to be that n House Solutions trying to get me to answer the phone.

 

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It is called phone number spoofing and yes, they can spoof your own number. All sorts of scammers do this because they know most people would be intrigued enough to answer the phone. This is exactly what the FCC is trying to force the telecom companies to stop.

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10 hours ago, Duh said:

Well, a very interesting update to these _______ ( fill in for yourself).

As I had originally posted about this In House Solutions that kept calling using the same phone number for the incoming call, that is not traceable by me, and left the message for me to call the toll free number...

After they called my 93 year old aunt in the middle of the night, they seemed to disappear. I got a couple with o messages left. They tried my mom, when they are blocked so only know about that by caller ID and maybe once on the cell.

No biggies for any of these.

I was mildly surprised when about 10 days ago I started to get messaged, totally not identifiable... and really have not tried to dig into that... from local numbers in 2 different cities near by, and te message was more generic. Just to call this number regarding a matter... or something like that.

HOWEVER. Today things have gotten far more interesting. Caller ID shows up in the corner of the TV screen. With my name and my phone number as if I am calling myself.

In addition to that, about an hour later the same happened. My name wth my phone number. ( A bit unusual because the phone I use is listed under my mothers name as it is part of heer bundle and I gt it for $10 a month. 

So... am wondering if anyone ever had that happen? And if so, how can they do it cause it has to be that n House Solutions trying to get me to answer the phone.

 

Could be any number of scammers calling.  It's not necessarily all one entity.  These are very common and happens to almost everyone.

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9 hours ago, fisthardcheese said:

Could be any number of scammers calling.  It's not necessarily all one entity.  These are very common and happens to almost everyone.

Thanks guys,

Perhaps not but this is what the Rocester PA and Mercer PA are leaving on the machine:

This is a documented attempt to reach you regarding a matter in our office. We are in the process of pursuing this matter grabbing(?) within the laws in your state. Please call 404-382-6759. To speak with one of our claim specialist. Please note that this is a very time sensitive matter and your cooperation is required. Your complaint number is.

The original from New Florence PA said In House Solutions when I called them back endevoring to get an address.

Their message was basically the same.

What  nobk4me said a couple of months ago...."Agree that it's most likely a scam.  But, I have to wonder if they are getting databases of defaulted debts somehow, that they are contacting people who have had defaults. "

I would bet it could be this.

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14 minutes ago, Duh said:

Thanks guys,

Perhaps not but this is what the Rocester PA and Mercer PA are leaving on the machine:

This is a documented attempt to reach you regarding a matter in our office. We are in the process of pursuing this matter grabbing(?) within the laws in your state. Please call 404-382-6759. To speak with one of our claim specialist. Please note that this is a very time sensitive matter and your cooperation is required. Your complaint number is.

The original from New Florence PA said In House Solutions when I called them back endevoring to get an address.

Their message was basically the same.

What  nobk4me said a couple of months ago...."Agree that it's most likely a scam.  But, I have to wonder if they are getting databases of defaulted debts somehow, that they are contacting people who have had defaults. "

I would bet it could be this.

I guarantee you it’s a scam.  A common term among the scammers is “claim number.”  Have you googled the phone number?   If it’s a legitimate agency, a google search of the number should reveal the agency’s name.  

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