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searched the web about this number and this is what i found....

so aparently it is a scam... do not give out informaition!!! (i kow first # is not it, but read on, this # is in there :)
Were you called from phone number: 702-520-1154 and asked to visit RegionsRenew.com? RegionsRenew.com is a FRAUDULENT SCAM SITE designed to steal your identity and bank account information.
If you have entered ANY of your information on the "RegionsRenew.com" site, IMMEDIATELY contact Regions Bank at: 1-800-734-4667 and inform them. The sooner you contact Regions, the better off you will be. Please visit this page for further instructions from Regions Bank.
This is a very common scam called a "phishing attack". In most cases, this particular scam is initiated by a telephone call from phone number: 702-520-1154 (sometime accompanied with caller-id such as: "THIS IS A SCAM" or "SCAM" or "GIFT.COM"), advising that your bank account needs to be renewed and to visit regionsrenew.com. Other phone numbers associated with this scam (but not limited to) include: (702) 520-1147 and 702-520-1148. Apparently, these scammers are also involved in fraudulent Bank of America solicitations, as well as fraudulent motor-vehivle warranties.
The domain "RegionsRenew.com" is registered through Register.com and hosted by Godaddy.com in the USA. The Domain registrant information is:
thomas justino
120 hillside dr
hamburg, nj 07419
Phone: +1.401-789-4785
Email: justino@safe-email.com
Tonya
 Dec 31st, 2007
THIS IS A SCAM
702-520-1154
Julius
 Nov 22nd, 2007
This is a dead-on phone phish attempt. Recording said I need to log in online because my MidAmerica Bank accounts have been compromised. I don't use MidAmerica anyway but this is definitely a scam.
Karen P
 Nov 21st, 2007
Get a call from this number with an record message telling me my account (I don't have that account) has expired and want me to go to a web site to do something, looks like a scam.
Zeno
 Nov 21st, 2007
Shocked to see "THIS IS A SCAM" on my caller ID. I didn't link it to the message on my answering machine about a Regions account until i read this board. The recording was female stating my Regions account was expired and I need to call and update my info. I figured it was BS; I don't have a Regions account. They directed me to a regionsaccount.com website.
Brandy
 Nov 20th, 2007
Computer call where a nice lady informed us our online banking had "expired" and directing us to go to a web site to update our information in order to continue. Pretty much the same scenario as Dave outlined. Someone not having caller id or not checking could get seriously ripped off.
d
 Nov 20th, 2007
Same call to two different lines at our house today. Says to go online at www.onlinebankingregions.com to renew our Regions account. Obviously a phishing scam, and besides, we have no accounts with this bank.
Stephanie
 Nov 20th, 2007
Caller ID said THIS IS A SCAM, but the caller left a computer generated message on my answering machine that it was Regions Bank calling about my payment and transfer service having expired and I should log onto www.regionscare.com. That makes me wonder who programmed the caller ID and why the number is even still in use. Maybe it's some kind of university research project to see how many stupid people actually go to the website and hand over personal info. Or... Maybe it's aliens...
Dave
 Nov 20th, 2007
Got a call today from this number encouraging me to login to an addy for a bank whose services I don't use. Needless to say, I didn't do it.
Becky
 Nov 20th, 2007
Hello all,

I noticed that when googling for the main domain name that this scam references (RegionsRenew.com), the results come up empty. Luckily, I also googled the phone number and found this site. Since others may not think of that, I have setup a simple informational page for others which should be much easier to find with a simple google search. Hopefully this will help others to steer clear of this devious scam - or at least realize they have been scammed so they may take appropriate action.

The site is: http://16al.com/regionsrenew.com/

If you have anything to add or any suggestions, just post them here and/or at the bottom of that page.

Thanks
16AL
 Nov 20th, 2007
recording said from Regions bank and account needed to be renewed. Said to call "tollfree" number 860-383-8280, which is a disconnected number (and not toll free).
Neal
 Nov 20th, 2007
702 520 1154

11/19/07 19:55:00


Called saying our Regions account needed to be renewed and to logon to regionsrenew.com, which is not regestered to regions. Here is the registrants information:

thomas justino
120 hillside dr
hamburg, nj 07419
US
Phone: +1.401-789-4785
Email: justino@safe-email.com

I'll be reporting this to the authorities asap.
Gus
 Nov 20th, 2007
caller ID said THIS IS A SCAM I guess it's truth in advertising. They must have a block of numbers because the close # 702.520.1160 is a well-known scam number.
ed
 Nov 19th, 2007
This number is definitely a scam. According to Metro Credit Union's home page (http://www.metrocu.org),

"Metro Credit Union has been made aware of a "vishing" scam that makes calls to random phone numbers, masquerading as Metro Credit Union.
People with caller ID will see a number gift.com@702-520-1154.
They leave a call back numbers of 1-877-312-4152, 1-818-292-8430, or 1-857-776-7125.
Do not callback these numbers due to the fraudulent nature of these calls.

Metro is working with authorities to effectively respond to this situation.
Metro Credit Union will never contact its membership via phone or e-mail to retrieve personal / account information."
Louis
 Nov 16th, 2007
Scam call from a supposed "Max Credit Union". Trying to get my credit card info because my "account had expired". I don't even HAVE an account there. LOL
A.G.
 Nov 16th, 2007
Two calls with recording "Dear Metropolitan Credit Union member...your payment account has expired and needs to be renewed immediately. Call 877-575-0161"
Called Metropolitan Credit Union(MA). Informed "It's a hoax. We know about it." Referred to 'Security Officer' whose voicemail stated ..."away for the weekend"
n8399
 Nov 16th, 2007
scam - said flagstar bank - trying to get you credit informaiton
Kathy
 Nov 16th, 2007
This number called yesterday, it was a recorded message from Domino's pizza saying that I haven't ordered in a long time and that they would give me a discount if I pressed #1 to place an order from my local Domino's.
Kristen
 Nov 15th, 2007
Computer that say " I am sorry, wrong number " then hangs up.
Jerry
 Nov 14th, 2007

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