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Obice
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

1 800 number, unknown location

Hi,

 

Earlier today I received a call twice by an 800 number (1 800 358 9321) and it only rang once, hung up/canceled then rang once more and it happened so quick that I accidentally declined the call.

 

A few minutes ago, I received another call from another 800 number (1 800 665 8800) and this time against my usual silencing of the phone to a random number, I answered. It sounded like an automated lady saying she was part of the Bank of Montreal FROM CHINA. Now I neither have an account with the Bank of Montreal nor do I live in China (I have actually never been outside of North America).

 

I'm assuming that these calls are scam given the information I just provided. Also, the lady was starting to say something about a "report" before I hung up out of uncertainty.

 

Am I going to be in some sort of trouble or scrutiny by answering?


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hairbag1
Mayor / Maire

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location


@Obice wrote:

Hi,

 

Earlier today I received a call twice by an 800 number (1 800 358 9321) and it only rang once, hung up/canceled then rang once more and it happened so quick that I accidentally declined the call.

 

A few minutes ago, I received another call from another 800 number (1 800 665 8800) and this time against my usual silencing of the phone to a random number, I answered. It sounded like an automated lady saying she was part of the Bank of Montreal FROM CHINA. Now I neither have an account with the Bank of Montreal nor do I live in China (I have actually never been outside of North America).

 

I'm assuming that these calls are scam given the information I just provided. Also, the lady was starting to say something about a "report" before I hung up out of uncertainty.

 

Am I going to be in some sort of trouble or scrutiny by answering?


No trouble...just pepare for many calls from similar scammers. Just ignore numbers if you don't recognize them. Use the Gov't of Canada "Do Not Call" list. Check on gogle.

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hairbag1
Mayor / Maire

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location


@Obice wrote:

Hi,

 

Earlier today I received a call twice by an 800 number (1 800 358 9321) and it only rang once, hung up/canceled then rang once more and it happened so quick that I accidentally declined the call.

 

A few minutes ago, I received another call from another 800 number (1 800 665 8800) and this time against my usual silencing of the phone to a random number, I answered. It sounded like an automated lady saying she was part of the Bank of Montreal FROM CHINA. Now I neither have an account with the Bank of Montreal nor do I live in China (I have actually never been outside of North America).

 

I'm assuming that these calls are scam given the information I just provided. Also, the lady was starting to say something about a "report" before I hung up out of uncertainty.

 

Am I going to be in some sort of trouble or scrutiny by answering?


No trouble...just pepare for many calls from similar scammers. Just ignore numbers if you don't recognize them. Use the Gov't of Canada "Do Not Call" list. Check on gogle.

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Obice
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location


@hairbag1 wrote:

@Obice wrote:

Hi,

 

Earlier today I received a call twice by an 800 number (1 800 358 9321) and it only rang once, hung up/canceled then rang once more and it happened so quick that I accidentally declined the call.

 

A few minutes ago, I received another call from another 800 number (1 800 665 8800) and this time against my usual silencing of the phone to a random number, I answered. It sounded like an automated lady saying she was part of the Bank of Montreal FROM CHINA. Now I neither have an account with the Bank of Montreal nor do I live in China (I have actually never been outside of North America).

 

I'm assuming that these calls are scam given the information I just provided. Also, the lady was starting to say something about a "report" before I hung up out of uncertainty.

 

Am I going to be in some sort of trouble or scrutiny by answering?


No trouble...just pepare for many calls from similar scammers. Just ignore numbers if you don't recognize them. Use the Gov't of Canada "Do Not Call" list. Check on gogle.


I very recently, as in less than 2 days ago, ordered something from a site called Canada Computers and now I'm starting to get spam calls. I wonder if it has to do with that or if it's coincidence.

 

Also, I have my Fongo account to forward calls to my PM number, and I know that when I had Fongo home phone I got spam calls from Chinese establishments with no way to block them -- I wonder if I'm getting these calls because they are coming from my Fongo account.

 

I am going to turn off the forwarding and see how that goes.

hairbag1
Mayor / Maire

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location


@Obice wrote:

@hairbag1 wrote:

@Obice wrote:

Hi,

 

Earlier today I received a call twice by an 800 number (1 800 358 9321) and it only rang once, hung up/canceled then rang once more and it happened so quick that I accidentally declined the call.

 

A few minutes ago, I received another call from another 800 number (1 800 665 8800) and this time against my usual silencing of the phone to a random number, I answered. It sounded like an automated lady saying she was part of the Bank of Montreal FROM CHINA. Now I neither have an account with the Bank of Montreal nor do I live in China (I have actually never been outside of North America).

 

I'm assuming that these calls are scam given the information I just provided. Also, the lady was starting to say something about a "report" before I hung up out of uncertainty.

 

Am I going to be in some sort of trouble or scrutiny by answering?


No trouble...just pepare for many calls from similar scammers. Just ignore numbers if you don't recognize them. Use the Gov't of Canada "Do Not Call" list. Check on gogle.


I very recently, as in less than 2 days ago, ordered something from a site called Canada Computers and now I'm starting to get spam calls. I wonder if it has to do with that or if it's coincidence.

 

Also, I have my Fongo account to forward calls to my PM number, and I know that when I had Fongo home phone I got spam calls from Chinese establishments with no way to block them -- I wonder if I'm getting these calls because they are coming from my Fongo account.

 

I am going to turn off the forwarding and see how that goes.


Could be either. Turn OFF the call forwarding...hopefully those spam calls will cease. Once they know your number and you answer the phone...they are relentless.

If you want...you can use the Public Mobile "Change My Number" tool to get a different number...for free. It's a hassle letting everyone know your new number but the spammers are terrible once they have you. Good luck.

Obice
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location

Yeah, I'll pass on a new number. Everyone I know has my number and to send out a new one would be very annoying to say the least.

 

My phone lets me block callers so I have already added these numbers to a contact.

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location


@hairbag1 wrote:

@Obice wrote:

Hi,

 

Earlier today I received a call twice by an 800 number (1 800 358 9321) and it only rang once, hung up/canceled then rang once more and it happened so quick that I accidentally declined the call.

 

A few minutes ago, I received another call from another 800 number (1 800 665 8800) and this time against my usual silencing of the phone to a random number, I answered. It sounded like an automated lady saying she was part of the Bank of Montreal FROM CHINA. Now I neither have an account with the Bank of Montreal nor do I live in China (I have actually never been outside of North America).

 

I'm assuming that these calls are scam given the information I just provided. Also, the lady was starting to say something about a "report" before I hung up out of uncertainty.

 

Am I going to be in some sort of trouble or scrutiny by answering?


No trouble...just pepare for many calls from similar scammers. Just ignore numbers if you don't recognize them. Use the Gov't of Canada "Do Not Call" list. Check on gogle.


I do not believe the national do not call list will help for these types of calls.  If calers are going to participate in potentially illegal activity, they"re not going to obey any do not call rules.

hairbag1
Mayor / Maire

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location

Good luck whatever you do....I know from experience that they can be very annoying.

My best suggestion is don't answer unless you're confident you know who's on the other end. Man Frustrated

will13am
Oracle

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location


@computergeek541 wrote:

@hairbag1 wrote:

@Obice wrote:

Hi,

 

Earlier today I received a call twice by an 800 number (1 800 358 9321) and it only rang once, hung up/canceled then rang once more and it happened so quick that I accidentally declined the call.

 

A few minutes ago, I received another call from another 800 number (1 800 665 8800) and this time against my usual silencing of the phone to a random number, I answered. It sounded like an automated lady saying she was part of the Bank of Montreal FROM CHINA. Now I neither have an account with the Bank of Montreal nor do I live in China (I have actually never been outside of North America).

 

I'm assuming that these calls are scam given the information I just provided. Also, the lady was starting to say something about a "report" before I hung up out of uncertainty.

 

Am I going to be in some sort of trouble or scrutiny by answering?


No trouble...just pepare for many calls from similar scammers. Just ignore numbers if you don't recognize them. Use the Gov't of Canada "Do Not Call" list. Check on gogle.


I do not believe the national do not call list will help for these types of calls.  If calers are going to participate in potentially illegal activity, they"re not going to obey any do not call rules.


I believe the DNC registry is the white pages for spam calls.  The registry will only work on law abiding companies.  110% of spam calls are from those who don't care about the law. 

Obice
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location


@hairbag1 wrote:

Good luck whatever you do....I know from experience that they can be very annoying.

My best suggestion is don't answer unless you're confident you know who's on the other end. Man Frustrated


Right.

 

Well, I had an inkling of suspicion that the number might have been by Canada Computers as I bought something there, so I thought I would chance it.

 

I did beforehand check their website and they have different numbers. My curiosity (or foolishness?) got the best of me.

hairbag1
Mayor / Maire

Re: 1 800 number, unknown location


@Obice wrote:

@hairbag1 wrote:

Good luck whatever you do....I know from experience that they can be very annoying.

My best suggestion is don't answer unless you're confident you know who's on the other end. Man Frustrated


Right.

 

Well, I had an inkling of suspicion that the number might have been by Canada Computers as I bought something there, so I thought I would chance it.

 

I did beforehand check their website and they have different numbers. My curiosity (or foolishness?) got the best of me.


Don't beat yourself up over it...no real harm done. Live & Learn !  Man Very Happy

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