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Scam Targets Michigan Alltel Customers

Discussion in 'Alltel Forum' started by Ironwalt, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Ironwalt

    Ironwalt Junior Member
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    Scam Targets Michigan Alltel Customers
    Thursday February 22, 3:31 pm ET
    Phone Scam Targets Alltel Customers in Western Michigan


    LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) -- Police and phone company officials from Alltel Corp. are warning customers in western Michigan not to answer calls from an 868 area code, saying the calls could be scams.
    The calls are coming from Trinidad and began Jan. 22, police said. The calls are targeting Alltel cell phone customers with a 231 area code and the 233 and 690 exchange prefixes.

    "It looks like they're in Mason and Manistee counties," said Andrew Moreau, spokesman for Little Rock, Ark.-based Alltel.

    The scam involves a computer-generated call from a person who pretends to be familiar with the recipient or makes a threatening comment, provoking them to return the call to a phony 900 number. Those who return the calls are charged as much as $25 per minute.

    Alltel is asking customers affected by the scam to save the numbers and report them by calling the company. Alltel will credit customers for the cost of the calls while it works to block the calls, Moreau said.
     
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  2. KyleAndMelissa22

    KyleAndMelissa22 Woot Woot, Splat !!!
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    What about tracing the call to the actual person/company or whatever using *57 ?
     
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  3. strunke

    strunke .:|Always Covered|:.
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    Hmmmmmm, interesting. I haven't gotten called yet, of course I'm in a different area code but...wonder how they got the information in the first place....
     
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    They know where the calls are coming from but there really aren't laws between the US and Trinidad to try and fight this kind of stuff. That's why they do it.
     
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    what a weird way to scam people! :loony:
     
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