satpal said: I GOT A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER ON 8 JULY 11:15 AM AND PERSON SAID THAT i AM Rahul from Kotak Mahindra. When I ASKED WHICH STATE AND PLACE YOU ARE SPEAKING PHONE WAS CUT AND WHEN i CALLED HIM BACK PHONE WAS NOT GOING. AND A BEEP SOUND ONLY COMING. iF ANY BODY KNOW WHAT THE HELL IT IS KINDLY FEEDBACK ME AT MY PHONE NUMBER 9810769076
Jargon said: The problem is that the kind of people that use, or are referred to debt consolidation and credit service firms are usually the untrustworthy type who would use a fake phone number. In addition to the phone companies being forced to "recycle" old and out of service numbers for overall lack of availability, it is possible that your number has been given to this firm illegitimately by the individual using it. Given the serious nature of the collection industry, it is expected that they will be a bit rude and tough; Afterall, how else can they educate deadbeats to pay their bills? They are just doing their jobs, so the blame cannot be squarely placed on them alone. I myself just got a new phone, and before it was even activated, I already had three messages on my voicemail from a credit collections firm that I had no dealings with. I guess the moral is teach your kids to teach their kids to pay their bills so my grandkids don't have to sleep on their floor because some poorly informed repo guy broke into the wrong house to repo the bed.
Hate Theiving Scammers to the Max said: Scam artist attempting to get personal information by pretending to be a Lt. Donaldson with the Ector County Sheriff's Department - they asked for someone who passed away over a year ago. When asked what the call was about they first said they weren't at liberty to say. When asked what kind of scam they were trying to run and given the 3rd degree they then said they were trying to update the 911 system information. WTF? First, Donaldson is the sheriff, not a Lt; and ECSO doesn't have a Lt Donaldson. Second, ECSO confirmed they don't update the 911 system which I already pretty well knew but wanted verified. Third, since when is updating an emergency system so confidential that you're not at liberty to say that's what you're doing up front. Phone # was probably spoofed as I can't imagine anyone being so stupid as to use their real wireless phone # when committing a 3rd degree felony in Texas by impersonating a peace officer.