Same Spanish scam documented at: http://whocalled.us/lookup/408-886-9889
Notice how the numbers are virtually the same!
I got a call over the weekend on my cell and knew form the area code that it was the CA Spanish hijack the line scam or some Spanish telemarketing scam. Earlier this month we had a call from again in CA at 209-398-8989
. There are a ton postings about 209-398-8989
on whocalled.us. It is the same comments in people's posting there.....called hung up...redialed the number....it is disconnected. I wrote 4 commments about our company's research on people from CA trying to hijack our number. I think they are spoofing the number and it does not exist that is why you are getting the recorded disconnected message. I am not attorney - but it is my understanding that it is illegal for a telemarketer (that is if it is) to call a cell phone and spoof their number. No matter what it is by these rogue tactics - it should be avoided at all costs and do not pick up on the call. AND DO NOT HIT ONE TO GET OFF THE LIST PER THE INSTRUCTIONS. We think that it is part of the game to capture the number to sell your number to call you over and over again.
i GOT A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER ON FRIDAY 5/10/07....CALLED IT BACK AND IT SAYS ITS DISCONNECTED..I GOT NO VOICEMAIL...AT AROUND 5PM...GOES TO SOMEONE IN LIVINGSTON...
i don't answer calls from area codes outside usa especially on my cell
got one from 209-398-8989, didn't answer
got at call@3:47 pm 5/10/07
Call also ended when I answered.
I missed a call from this number. No message was left. They find cell phone#s on google. go there and have your info removed quick!!! Its easy.
chrispatcher May 11th, 2007
Had 3 missed calls, when I called back the recording said the number was disconnected.
Why can't the FTC do something usefull and arrest scammers like this rather than harassing honest people?
Received a call from this number on 05/10/07 at 4:10 PM...did not answer...no message left..
Just received a call from this # on my Sprint cell phone. Hope the phone spamming assholes get arrested...
got the call at 4:15 on 5/10. Didn't answer, looked up the # and found this site. I won't answer EVER.
I've read all the posts with people wondering how they got the cell phone #s. I have Alltel, I am wondering if someone has hacked into the Alltel server and retrieved these #s. Or are they dialing random #s?
got this call 5/10 at 2:43.
Received a call from this # & a voice message was left. The message sounded like an automated message in spanish.
How can I stop them calling me? and if I get "charges" on my phone from this, what should I do?
I think that they recorded that message that the phone has been disconnected as a phone message. For example, instead of the message being no one can take your call right now. But why is the question...
We're in Arizona and my husbands phone was called last night at around 7 pm- he picked it up and hung because it there was a spanish-speaking voice on the other end- I didn't really believe him so I started googling this number and I'm totally freaked to see that so many other people are receiving calls from the same number- I, too, tried calling it back and the disconnected tone comes on. WEIRD!!!!
Received a call from this number to my unpublished/unlisted Vonage number. Must be an autodialer behind this one.
Mexicali gobbledy-gook on my work V/M.
I Had a missed call from this number at 10:14 AM PST today 05/07/07
have no clue
Same here. It came in at 7:00. Who is this?
I got a call from this number today. I did not answer but when I called it back it said the number had been disconnected.
Missed a call from this number, no message left or anything.
SpencerWurd May 08th, 2007
Got a call from this number on my cell phone too. I didn't recognize it so I let it go to voicemail.
didn't leave voice message
Is there any way to report this? I have had several calls from this number
Same info as below. We'll keep checking our bill to see if unknown calls show up. READ DON'S messages below!
i've gotten called from this number twice
both times i tried to call back only to have a recording tell me that it's been disconnected
Recieved a call from this Number at approx 1730 PST on my work phone. I just hung up on it since It was in spanish. I am one of those people who REFUSE to even press one (1) for english, let alone listen to spanish when someone calls me. If there is no one on the line when I pick up, I'll say "goning once,,,going twice" Then hang up. If it is a recorded message, They don't even get that. BOYCOTT TELEMARKETERS!!!!!!! Especially automated ones. LET THEM KNOW!!!!
Mark Fisher May 08th, 2007
Just received the third call from this number with Spanish message...tried redial and got a busy number. This is most likley a scam to hijack your cell phone account.
Got call return call I get a fast busy.
I just got a call from this number. dont answer it
got call 3:01 pm middle of class hung up
I got a call from this number as well. I'm glad I didn't pick it up. Weird there are so many responses. this site is excellent though...
called, didnt pick up. left a blank message. Called back but got the disco signal.
found someone had called but left no message to my phone. called it back on another line and got a fast busy. i hate calls like this, sometimes they are designed to capture your phone number and or cell phone number so they can clone it on another phone.
We think when you call this number back that you are getting a disconnected number supports the fact that it is either a spoofing web site - payphone - or some sort of telemarketing scam. And we just got a call from 818 with the same recording.
Don Part 4 May 07th, 2007
It could be a telemarketer or someone with the equipment that is disrupting the caller id by using spoofing in trying to con the unsuspecting. If the person who answers hears a recorded message has won a price why would you have to answer a stupid question? As in the post above I would not press 1 to continue. I have read while researching this problem that you could expose your blocked number or other information to the telemarketer.
And concerning the above question - YES! we have found unwanted but small charges for short calls on our phone bill from these CA calls during off business hours logged on our caller ID system.
I just find it interesting that in one day there are all sorts of complaints about this one phone number. Tomorrow, we will get a call from CA but with a different number.
Don Part 3 May 07th, 2007
You are right it is a scammer with some sort of Spanish message. We think that these people are trying to hijack our voice mail system during off hours to make international calls by trying default voice mail passwords. This scam is clearly documented on either the FCC or FTC sites. We have heard someone dialing tones when we picked up and we said nothing. We also think they use spoof ID web site to disguise themselves with ramdom numbers out of the phone book. The numbers from CA in these area codes are always a different number but all from the same regions of CA. Sometimes actual names come up on the caller ID from these spoofed numbers from the phone book that match the online phone book entries.
Don Part 2 May 07th, 2007
My company has a problem with calls late at night and weekends on our 800 number from various area codes in Southern California and in particular 209. This is the first call from area code 209 that hit my cell phone. Our 800 number forwards to this cell phone for customers calling after hours. I did not answer since it was area code 209 (or 818, 213, 951, 323, 310, 661, 714, 805, 619 etc).
Don Part 1 May 07th, 2007
what is this # and can someone tell me why this happens?
I am in New York. Tried calling back, the number is disconnected.
Something in spanish. Some recording. Called back, noone answers.
Got a call from the 398-8989 number at 4pm today didn't recognize the number so didn't pick it up. Wondering how they seem to be getting cellphone numbers.
call came in @ 12:27pm. when I called back the operator reported this # has been disconnected.
Got this call at 12:35pm, but didn't hear anything. Call hanged up when I answered.
I got a call from this number with no voicemail. Found this website. Its obviously telemarketing or some crap
I didn't answer this call. I didn't recognize number. Then I tried to Google it and found this website.
Has anyone recieved any unwated charges on their phone bill from this number?
Called my cell phone
Din I stah'ded spitin' some mack daddy game on hah ass, din she gave me huh real digits. I am dah man...ya' know what um sayin'
Mr. Peabody May 07th, 2007
i got a call from this number at around 2:20pm. so weird. what's the deal?
I am beginning to resent Hispanics more than ever.
Speak English May 07th, 2007
The person who calls says "you won!!!congratulations, the only question you have to answer to redeem your prize is what's Mexico's capital? if you know the answer press 1" I didn't do it but I still wonder what could have happened if I had.
Was a recorded message in what sounded like Spanish. I don't speak Spanish, so I could not understand a word of the message. Just a jack*ss spammer a-hole.
no message left. 209 is Modesto California though. Weird.
Missed a call from this number to my cell phone. No message was left.
Someone speaking Spanish. I hung up.
Got a call this morning. No one there.
George Smith May 07th, 2007
I got call from this 209-398-8989. @5/1/07 EST.
Another one from 925-271-8989
on 5/7/07. which was reported as a Mexican Spammer. I think these two number were from same source, since they have same last 4 digts. I wonder where they find our cell phone#.
There was a recorded voice speaking Spanish to me. I don't speak Spanish, so I just hung it up.
Craig Stallone May 07th, 2007
I got a call from this number to my cell phone today. I called it back and the recording says "This number is no longer in service."
mhawxhurst May 06th, 2007
got call @ 1:41pm EST. 5/5/07
Call ended when I answered. Call number 209-398-8989