Alright, point taken.
Stellar Wind Nov 15th, 2013
Stupid marketing/spam call...
The caller claimed to be a representative with GB Marketing. When I declined to sign up for anything, he began to describe many private aspects of my life that no one is familiar with. It was quite peculiar. He also used a racial epithet and various slurs, which were utterly offensive. I hope there's an investigation into this matter.
GB Marketing robocall, trying every number in our block (100+) one at a time, several times a day.
11/15/2013 At 10:11 AM EST, this same caller ID name called my office phone (my team's group line) for the first time from 206-858-8279
, which is in Seattle, WA. Five minutes later, it came from Columbus, OH.
I don't have a smart phone, just a burner phone. No apps, no cameras...and I got a call. I don't think this person is a hacker, just an annoying telemarketer or some prank caller (I didn't answer)
They told me that I would get a free security system if I let them put a sign in my yard reading "AIDS up negroes with BBC, please kick in this willing cracker's front door and skeet your steamy poz load in his tight wyte rectum until he is pregnant with your HIV babbies."
I said yes Nov 15th, 2013
I NOT LIKE COLL ME, OK O CALL The polices.
Called and left a vulgar message... Nobody answers the f.....g phone?
Did not answer. No message was left
Its a security systems business trying to get you to stick a sign in your yard and lying to you about getting a free security system
univalible Nov 14th, 2013
have no idea who this is calling
Received a call from this number on my mobile phone at work at 3 PM. Only close friends and family have this phone # so I didn't answer and no message was left. I knew it had to be a robo-marketing call. What a pain.
Called mobile phone at 7:17 pm. Did not leave a message
Called my Nexus 4 an said something about how the FBI wanted to put a sign in my yard to attract/ward burglars.
"That's weird, what for?" I asked. The lady kept talking as though I hadn't said a word. Well, two can be rude. I hung up on her.
I hope I haven't angered the all-seeing FBI by hanging up on their sign seller lady.
Heroic Slug Nov 14th, 2013
Haha oh god. I was really freaked out for a min. I'm shocked at the % of /b/ros here. 10/10 for sure.
u can call back and press 2 to be put on do not call list
I got a call from this number at 5:37PM Eastern Time and I didn't answer/
First it called my work, and then it called my cellphone.. don't know why they know my phone numbers on both?
Got call at 4:27pm local time. No voicemail left and no callback.
Boston Person Nov 13th, 2013
This was a spam call about installing a security system.
haha lol you people are great! great troll 10/10 would troll again
*comes out of dark hole under rock*
you really did get me lol
lol glad everyone enjoyed. Yeah I was off from work and bored. Sorry.
that was a good one.... got me. LOL! I applaud. *takes duct tape off of phone camera*
They called at 7:26 pm central. I did not answer.
Robocall Victim Nov 13th, 2013
You all just got trolled so hard!!! Lol god damn!
To Fake : Yeah, that's what I've been saying all along. I mean, I did get a call from the number (that's how I ended up here) but I didn't answer it and thought the claims of magic old hacker man were patently suspect. I initially thought it was an attempt at creating hype for marketing purposes but now I think it may just be a straight-up hoax: a "legitimate" telemarketer made the calls, and someone said "let's look for a telemarketer who seems to be calling a lot of people randomly, and then make fake posts suggesting that they're a powerful and terrifying person, so that the people receiving the calls from this person freak out."
I've got to admit that despite the fact that it was never especially believable, I'm still unashamedly hooked. It's a clever concept.
Just got a call from this number. They tricked me into getting naked.
This is most likely a Redditt or 9fag post with a bunch of people claiming they received a call from this number. Don't fall for this fake bullshit.
I can confirm that these calls are in fact legitimate. Was over friends house when her home phone rang, let's just say... Creepy.
Does this old man have nothing better to do?
Phone reset, no hacker just resets.
My phone reset to factory settings after receiving this call, I am very sad now.
To Nicolas : in what context? What does /b/ have to say about it? I briefly scanned the catalog and didn't notice anything relevant, although I didn't look too hard. Seems like something /x/ would enjoy freaking out about although I've not spent time on 4chan for quite a while.
I never download any new apps on my phone but just today I downloaded the ifunny app and this number called. I answered and nothing was on the other line. Maybe ifunny has something to do with it?
ifunny app Nov 13th, 2013
To "Have a feeling": it's scary, sort of, but I have to go with Occam's razor on this one and say it's probably a hoax.
It's certainly possible, in theory, that someone could identify previously-unknown critical security vulnerabilities in multiple hardware and software setups, and it's possible that he or she could use this information to give people creepy phone calls (while simultaneously confessing to having committed a variety of crimes).
It's also possible that someone could get a few people to post on this site (or even just post under multiple names) and pretend that some guy did all of these things. From the standpoint of you and I, who didn't actually pick up the phone, the end result is the same (we read about this guy on this site), but this latter method seems a lot easier to execute and a lot less grossly illegal as well.
I'm going to assume the people who got a hangup or a robo-call from this number are probably telling the truth, and the ones who interacted with some old guy who "knows too much" are probably either exaggerating or outright lying to cause attention or hype. I've worked on alternate reality games and similar content in the past, so the idea of making fake posts on a site like this honestly intrigues me as a hook/marketing strategy, although even if that's "all it is" it still seems an unnecessary attempt to cause panic (to say nothing of the possibility that it's actually some elderly hacker who stalks people for no discernible reason).
In any event, nice talking to you Mr. feeling.
I got a call from 2068588279 at 7:44 CT. Didn't answer.
Le 4chan.org/b/ RANDOM section sent me here. Come join our crowd.
To "a" : I think you might be on to something. I almost wish I was able to pick up the call too, unfortunately I'm in a class and couldn't pick up. I'm one of those idiots that always picks up my phone no matter what the number. I can't imagine though that all of these people would be lying about this guy, and I agree, to anyone who did have this guy describe this information to them, call the police immediately.
I can only imagine being home alone this late at night, and having someone tell me they could see inside my home. Like something out of a Scream movie.
Have a feeling Nov 13th, 2013
To "Have a feeling" : I got the call and I don't have any such app on my phone, nor do I have any sort of home monitoring software or hardware or any third-party anti-theft software installed on my phone. I almost wish I'd answered the call at this point; I'm still in favor of the theory that this person can't actually hack into anyone's cameras and that the people claiming that the caller displayed the abilities are just trying to promote interest.
That said, if this person does call you and admit to having stolen your private information, you should probably call the police immediately. Especially if the information he's obtained illegally is, you know, accurate.
Just got called from this number. I answered not looking at the number and I got nothing on the other line. Did not call back. Looked on here and immediately factory reset my phone to be safe. Scary stuff from what people are saying. I just want to be able to call and receive call without worrying about these things.
whats going on Nov 13th, 2013
Old creepy man, or teenager with a voice changer. Claimed to be hacker.
I have a good feeling I received this phone call because I have the app airdroid on my android phone. I didn't pick up the phone call, but based on the comments here, the caller is able to see your surrondings via the cellphone camera? Airdroid lets you use your cell phone camera remotely from your computer, and access to your messages, photos, etc. I'm assuming this is a VERY unsecure app and will be deleting it immediately. I hope they don't have access to any of my info.
Have a feeling Nov 13th, 2013
Some recorded message to try and get you to call them back. It's all bogus, and I have no idea how they got my number.
being watched Nov 13th, 2013
i jusut received this call too, i didnt answer cuz something told me not to then i decided to look it up to see from where is it from?
I've not downloaded anything new in the past three months, and I don't think it's especially surprising that people have received calls from this number on both Android and iOS, as they are both very popular operating systems for phones, and phones are designed to receive calls. Let me reiterate: I got a call from this number on an Android phone, but that's it.
I didn't answer it, and I'm quite confident that if I had answered it the person calling me would not have been able to hack into my phone's camera (or any other cameras in my possession) or otherwise learn anything about me that's not publicly available. I suppose I could call the number back (and get myself entered into this number's database of active numbers in the process) but there's no point: if this guy's such an amazing hacker, surely he's searched on Google for his own phone number, and the first result is this page, so he doesn't need me to call him back.
So, magic old guy with hacking skills, what am I wearing right now?
Has anyone downloaded a new app recently? It appears that this is relative to both Android & iOS users.
As an addendum to my last comment I'd not be at all surprised if these wild (and, in my opinion, likely false) claims about this guy's abilities are actually just an attempt to leverage the widespread attention that this number is getting to direct traffic somewhere. I notice "Detective" says he's tracked the number down to a particular company (and he links to their website for no good reason), but he doesn't give any details as to how he supposedly figured this out.
I think it's probably an obnoxious attempt at viral marketing, making use of the fact that people tend to trust these phone-number-reporting websites. Someone probably made a bunch of fake posts under different names about this number, and then actually used that number to call people. The people who get the call and don't answer (like me) look up the number (like me), see all of the excitement, mystery, and implausible "hacking" skill mentioned in the posts, and then try to figure out what's going on (like me), thereby going to the website linked by "Detective" (which I will not bother to do).
Got a call from this number on a Galaxy S3. Did not answer. It's not overwhelmingly surprising that someone would be able to look up a person's home address and pictures of his/her home from a randomly-selected phone number but I'm a bit skeptical of the claims that he's able to describe what people are wearing and doing at any given moment in time.
In fact, I tend to suspect that a lot of the people ascribing such incredibly fast hacking skills to this guy (as they all describe it as the same voice) are actually just trying to draw attention to this number rather than being completely innocent victims.
Of course, I could be entirely wrong, and I'd hate to accuse people of being part of a scam if they're really just victims, but something about someone managing to exploit multiple major but previously-unknown network vulnerabilities at once on numerous people for seemingly no reason sounds a bit off. Makes me sort of wish I'd picked up, to be honest.
Why don't you just block the damn number? It's not rocket science.
I have an iPhone, the 4s.
Does everyone on here have an iphone?
) and this (http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-201-283-9787
) number seem to be related to these calls. DON'T ANSWER ANY OF THEM. I've tracked this down to GB Marketing (http://www.gb-marketing.com/). Let's all work together to stop this.
I just received the call as well, i did not answer. Called back and was prompted to either speak to a rep, leave a message, report them, and place myself on a do not call list. I chose to speak to a representative, however it just went to a voice mail. Very suspect!
Jackasses calling me on my cell phone costing me money trying to sell me a security system through a robo call. The FBI blah blah blah.... put a sign in my yard... blah blah blah. I thought it was from someone I needed to speak to.
Arghhh. This makes me angry.
This number called my cell earlier this afternoon just a few minutes after I'd checked in on my house using the verizon home monitoring app - hoping it's not related to the call. I never answer numbers I don't recognize & after reading all the comments I'm sure glad I didn't answer this time either. Then 2 hours later 201-283-9787
called & I didn't answer, but when I search the number it's seems they are trying to sell home security systems.
I missed this call and I'm glad I did, no need for creepy old hackers in my life. I haven't downloaded any apps or otherwise given my phone number out recently. UGH. Everyone, please report this guy.
Just got a call from this number and I didnt answer, no voicemail was left. There are only two ways I can think of how my number was obtained. The first is that I applied for a payday loan last week. The second is perhaps one of the transparent wallpaper or camera aps I downloaded last week. The ap seems more probable since y'all are reporting that the caller has access to the camera on your smartphone. Let me know if y'll did either of the things I suspect!
recorded message wanted to put a sign in my yard saying I had an alarm system.
Call your local phone company and put a complaint out on the number and tell them about what he has said if he's saying he's fbi and he's not then he's committing federal offense portraying a federal agent plus get a hold of the nearest fun agency or police department
Was called from this number, did not pick up. Appears to be have been a good decision.
missed call from this number 11/12/13
I'm not sure what this call is. But do not answer. I just called it back. How stupid I am.
Called, let it go to VM. No message.
CALLER WILL NOT STOP CALLING ME!!
Called several times. Did not answer. No message left.
recieved call, did not answer, left no message
this call too, got it about 7 moments ago, caller knew lots about me, and read aloud latest text message that i was having with my girlfriend. Definitely a hacker. stay safe everyone!!
i am never answering my phone again when i don't know who it is.. basically everyone in the comments had the same situation as myself.
i got this call just a second ago.. didn't answer.. wonder how our numbers were posted?
how the hell did he know what i was wearing... what the hell?
DO NOT ANSWER PHONE! i repeat!!!! DO NOT ANSWER!!!
i just got the call too. this is why i don't answer my phone. could it be an unsecured wireless network? glad i didn't answer. hope y'all find answers.
Man answered, claimed to be with nsa proceeded to ask me to stick sign in yard in order to prevent myself from getting spied on. When I kindly declined his offer, he then began to describe to me my room and what I was doing. Then I hung up the phone, and now.. I am just scared.
I just got this call, did not answer.
The caller saw my child through my phone camera! I am 99% sure that this caller is tapping into my local camera via my smart phone. The caller sounded like a 70 year old elderly male. He simply told me he was with NSA and reported to me a few details as to what I was wearing.. I'm not really worried, as I have a bit of an understanding as to how he did this.. Just no idea why anyone would want to waste a Tuesday afternoon doing this to people, truly disappointing. I hope he stops soon!!
Caller was indeed human, told me they were with FBI, I am shaken. I know this is person is pranking, but i feel that they have information on me. The caller knew exactly what I was doing. He knew so much. please everyone DO NOT answer this call, My thoughts are that once you answer the call, the caller is able to access your phone, and is able to get your information. Very scary indeed. I am going to be taking my phone to the local shop to see if it has been tapped. (side note: answered call from iphone 4s)
Okay, as far as I can tell.. the caller is a 70 year elder man, appears he is pranking people.. I think he is a hacker, how else would he have been able to watch me. He knew what color my walls are, that is just scary. I am turning off my laptop for the day. Very nervous.
Okay call me crazy.. but this caller some how was watching me through my webcam, I have no clue how they did this.. but they knew exactly what I was doing..I am very nervous right now, not sure what I will do to calm down. I wouldn't be surprised if this makes the news tomorrow.. whoever the caller is, is psychotic.
old man playing a practical joke on people..
Also just got a call from this number, glad didn't pick it up
Just got a call from here too. Glad I don't answer strange numbers after what I'm reading here!
just received a call from this number on my cell phone. didn't answer and no message was left
t.chattman Nov 12th, 2013
Think this old man is pocket dialing or something
Caller tells me they are with FBI, gives me full description of my home and location.
I don't know what is going on here, this person and myself spoke. He told me he was from FBI, right after that I hung up phone and panicked. Thank goodness for this site, as I am able to see I was not the only one, helped me calm down a bit that's for sure.