I called the number back and it was GOOGLE MY ACTIVITY PHONE VEIRFCATIONNUMBER. I had just selected that VERIFICATION OPTION.
April 9, 2018
I got a call from (202)455-8888 at 6:18 AM on March 22, 2018. It left a voice mail message--in Russian. It could have been reading off a series of numbers, I don't know; the only thing I recognized was the Russian word for "goodbye." Should I be expecting a call from Robert Mueller?
This is a Google Voice number trying to verify you wanted a new google number using your cell phone number to confirm. What's happening, when coupled with craigslist is that they are borrowing you cell phone number to verify "their" new google voice number so they can robo call other people. You may or may not have to take action to get your cell phone number back.
I received a text from number 512-355-6129
about an item I had just posted on Craigslist. They then asked if they could call me. The call came from (202) 455-8888 asking me to put in a 2-digit code to connect. If you text text with one number, why call me through a voice relay?
California Mar 31st, 2018
Correction to post I just made: Number should read 202-455-8888.
I had to (legitimately) re-verify to Google that one of my Google Voice forwarding numbers is still mine. The verification code they sent came from 2020-455-8888
. So this is legitimate, although I supposed it's possible -- though highly unlikely -- someone would try to spoof the number for some kind of scams out there. Sure there are tons of scams, but people seem to jump to the conclusion that everything is a conspiracy, a Trump, Trump Media (Fox "News"), and the Facebook manipulators would want you to believe.
It's a Google verification phone number. It's used to send an audible 6-dit verification code. This verification process typically occurs whenever one accesses a long-disused gmail account.
South Carolina Mar 21st, 2018
I just left the message below about the code and not knowing what it was for. I've been trying to change the password on a google app on my mobile phone, and I was telling it to text me the number. Somehow they thought wanted it called, and that's what the call was for. Very strange. So that answers my question. Thanks anyway. :-)
North Carolina Mar 16th, 2018
I just had a call about 202-455-8888. I know 202 is the Washington, DC area code. The message that was left said "Your code is: ---" and gave me 3 numbers, then hung up. Does ANYBODY have an idea what this is and how to stop it?
North Carolina Mar 16th, 2018
I was awoken this morning, twice at 4 am. A message with a code is left on my voicemail. I have been getting these calls for about a year. Please make it stop.
South Carolina Mar 14th, 2018
Rcvd numerous texts with google codes and also a missed call from this no. I thought I was receiving a text from google and responded by updating my “google” info for one of my emails. Did I set myself up?
Fuck,(202) 455-8888 did call me today, I do some research about it and based on what I've read it has something to do with selling stuff online and they are some sort of scammers but the weird thing is that I'm not selling anything..
Laguna Philippines Feb 27th, 2018
Received call from (202) 455-8888 saying that they were Google, giving me a code, so I hung up. Immediately received text from Ohio number (sorry I deleted that but it was a 402 area code with Google verification code. Found this video which is helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_IFCzd42sQ
Received 3 calls from 202-455-8888, 1 call from 718-416-6383
- all left messages about a Google verification number. At same time received text messages from 614-695-4705
and 22000. All were regarding same google verification number. All happened over a few minute period on the morning of Feb 21, 2018. I believe it is a scam to get account/password info.
Pennsylvania Feb 21st, 2018
Today is February 20th 2018 I saw several complaints about this phone number. I to wonder why this has not been shut down after several years of complaints. But I had a Craigslist posting for an appliance and they texted me from another number wanting to know if they could call me they needed it urgently. Then they started to text me to hit the verification code and kept calling and kept calling. I never hit the verification code because I know better about these scams but from what I see they could have acquired my phone number for other ill-mannered uses. Be forewarned thank God I didn't and I blocked that number
Outgoing number for Google Voice verification. If Google called this number, it's because somebody is trying to verify your number is attached to forwarding for a Google Voice number.
Massachusetts Feb 15th, 2018
Just got a call from this number. Somehow they got hold of a prepaid emergency phone number that I have given to NO ONE but it is connected to mu dang GOOGLE account! I think there is NO privacy with anything connected go a GOOGLE account. The message left was some crap about a free 2-day something. Didn't even listen! Just furious with GOOGLE not protecting privacy!!
Received message they were interested in pet I was selling. Said they would call and enter 2 digit code. Immediately looked it up and saw warnings online. Phone rings and I hung up. I received a message and said they were trying to call and to enter 2 digit code. Refused to answer the next 3 phone calls. So, I responded to the message with a Screenshot of this scam. Wrote to please call from their OWN phone number if they were SERIOUSLY INTERESTED, i did not accept scams. Blocked this Washington number and have not received anything after. Do not ever do anything out of the ordinary!
California Jan 18th, 2018
somebody call me last night and idk who
This is a legitimate number that Google uses for verification codes on G-mail.
Just received voicemail stating a code from 202-455-8888. After reading all these posts, I will not be calling back. My only question is: If this number has been used for the last 4 years or so for scam/phishing attempts, Why isn't the FTC or anyone shutting it down??
Who is this?
Punjab Pakistan Oct 03rd, 2017
California Sep 13th, 2017
202-455-8888 seems to be a legitimate number that Google Voice uses for verification (and in my limited experience is initiated by my on-line action), but scammers could be faking the caller id. How can you tell which is which? For one thing, I wouldn't expect Google Voice to ask for a credit card number.
GOOGLE VOICE SCAME TO STEAL YOUR NUMBER AND SCAM OTHER PEOPLE USING YOUR NUMBER SO YOU GET ARRESTED INSTEAD OF THEM. CLEVER?
Received call from 402-281-3514,told me to put a code in when they called which was
Washington DC. Had listed something on Craigslist. They called 4 times
Wanted me to enter the 2 digit code, I did not do that. Called 3 more times, just declined
the call. Trouble written all over these numbers!!!! Scam!
This # is on my phone over a dozen times. I donor answer and I blocked it now. I did not have a voice mail set up with google or anyone else. This has to be a scammer. I call this stuff harrassement. Ever try to call them back ? You can't.
Connecticut Dec 14th, 2016
One of several Google Accounts Verification phone numbers. Ignore if you did not activate a new product, or if you did not make changes to your google account.
Received an automated call from Google to validate changes I made to my Google Voice account. Google has offices in many locations besides California, including Austin and New York, so why not DC? For those who receive calls but don't have or haven't made changes to a Google account, odds are someone else has made a typo when entering the phone number for verification.
EVERYONE KNOWS GOOGLE IS in Mt View, California. I seriously doubt that THEY are going to call to confirm THIER SECURITY PROGRAM! C'Mon think about it!
Called my house twice at 6:44 AM on 4.9.15. Isn't that illegal?
They said thank you for using our verification system. Your ID number is .... (I didn't write it down)
Washington Apr 07th, 2014
This number is used by Google for account verification purposes.
I received a call from this number by voicemail and a woman's voice gave me a riddle of the number, and I quote "6, 3, 1, 5, 8, 2"
Bryan Reyes Nov 07th, 2013
Calls from this number are made by Google.
When you sign up for some of their products they ask for you phone number and then either call or text you from 202 455-8888 with a verification request.
(I'm sure Google Voice and Google 2-Step authentication use this)
No legitimate caller would have called us at 12:34AM (yes, after midnight when Saturday night turns into Sunday). Awakened from a sound sleep, we didn't answer, as our telephone told us it was[another unknown caller. Within the next 10-minutes we heard single rings 2 or 3 times -- enough to re-awaken us from having fallen back to sleep. I checked the phone for a message. The robo message talked over our voice message. I heard a recorded young female adult voice saying, "Please enter the 2-digit validation code you were given on-line." I haven't the faintest idea what this refers to, and know that it's nothing important to me.
Sick of calls saying unavailable since on the do not call list!
Info on phone number here
Phone number: (202) 455 - 8888
District of Columbia
Primary zip code: 20026
Secondary zip code: 20007
Other zip code: 20015
Latitude & longitude: 38.9303, -77.2417
Country: United States of America
Carrier: BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC DC
type of service: Landline
County name (FIPS code): DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (11001)
All I could get but I'll keep updating you guys who have this problem :)
ReadThisHere Aug 04th, 2013
the message it left me was "press one to replay the code" twice.
Calls for no reason. I do not know this number or person.
Creep. Clearly a funky fundamentalist who harrass's people.
Hoodi Rivers Jul 26th, 2013
att office put this number in phone
att customer Jul 19th, 2013
Call from 2024558888 person was talking sexual at me with pervert mind. I listened for almost ten minutes and he only stopped dirty talk to breathe hard to the phone. This wanted be stopped!
Got three spam texts on my cell phone from 814-367-3071
, the third gave me a "verification code" then about 30 seconds later I get a call from 202 455 8888 with a recording asking me to enter my "verification code". I am not sure what kind of scam this is but I hung up, & blocked both numbers on my phone. People beware there lots of low lifes out there working to steal what the US Government has not already stole from you.
Google Authentication provides 6-digit code
Got the call on my cell phone, which I hate more then my house phone, because of limited minutes. ignored call, voice-mail message was just a computer voice repeating the numbers 917817.
This is Google voice. I needed a code for two factor authentication on my Gmail. I had them call with the code and this is the phone number. If you received a call asking you to enter a two digit code, they expect you are on your computer setting up Google Voice with your phone. If you did not do it, someone else is doing it.
I added my cell phone number to my Google Voice account. I received a call from 202-455-8888 to authenticated that it was my phone number that I was adding.
Recieved a call from this number telling me to put in code 70 I had won a prize, after I had intered the code now i wonder if that is something that is real. i tried to call the number 202-455-8888 and was told it was not available
Wuanita Graham Jan 06th, 2013
This is the verification number for Google Voice
When you request Google Voice to forward calls from your Google Voice number to another number, they will give you a 2 digit number
Then, they call this number to verify it is the correct number. You enter the 2 digit code and the number is then linked to your Google Voice number.
I got a call on my cell at 11:02 pm EST. Did not answer, but caller left recorded message to key in two numbers to verify my identity.
I got three calls in a row at 12:01 PM PST, and it was a recording asking me to key in 2 numbers to verify my identity.
I called the number back seven times and each time the same recording said "we are unable to finish your call".
stephen roche Oct 28th, 2012