I got a call saying my Verizon account was suspended. Asked me to press "2" to speak to a representative. I pressed it. A man answers the phone, I tell him I got an automatic notification that my account had been suspended, he asked for my zip code. I gave it to him, it went silent for a minute, and then he hung up.
Had a full screen notification on my phone saying "Please try again,or contact us to complete your order." "Sorry! We are unavailable to complete your order online at this time, please try again later or contact customer service at 800-256-4646."
AVAILABLE OPTIONS TO RID OF FULL SCREEN NOTIFICATION:
Bottom Left side button: Emergency Call
Bottom Right side button:Don't activate
Next screen was saying things like Activate Verizon Account...login box. I was able to leave that page by clicking on Exit Activation.
**SCAM..DO NOT CLICK OR TYPE IN ANY BOX YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION!!**
South Carolina May 08th, 2019
Some guy was offering a job and told me to call this number to act like im making a new account and to make sure i give them my correct info i knew it was a scam.
And I gave them my passcode as “6969” 🤪
Pennsylvania Dec 27th, 2018
Thanked me for being a loyal Verizon customer. Which I haven’t been for over 10 years. Entered their 800 number as mine 😛 Then made up last 6 digits for a SS number. Then 5 random numbers for my zip code. If you don’t hang up or enter information the call keeps asking for the information and won’t hang up 🤪 I kept them holding while I got out of the car and pumped gas 😆 I guess I won’t get my $50 gift card 🤣
Pennsylvania Dec 27th, 2018
Just got a call saying it was Verizon WIreless saying I won $50 and 2 months free service because I’d been with them over 24 months. Press 1 to opt in or 0 to decline. SCAM.
Pennsylvania Dec 27th, 2018
800-256-4646 is a scam. The scammer is using spoofing. Do not give your information to them. If you call the number it is Verizon sales, but Verizon assured me that they did not make the call. The offer is not real and to absolutely not give your information to these people.
Phishing scam. Said they are Verizon, I hung up on them when they said someone had ordered a phone on my account. I called Verizon directly and no such change on my account had been made.
Just got a call saying it was Verizon WIreless saying I won $50 and 2 months free service. SCAM
Called the number back, it is the sales line for Verizon Wireless
Called both my personal cell and my work cell this evening. I didn't answer either, and got no message. Apparently spam.
Who is this ?
California Aug 22nd, 2018
I got a call saying "Press 1. Or to decline, press 0." It then goes quiet and doesn't say anything else. I didn't call them back, but just blocked the number.
04/28/18 1950hrs. Recorded message left offering $50 gift card and two months free of monthly charges. Sounded like the company name was cut off at the beginning.
District of Columbia Apr 27th, 2018
Called twice today I never answered at all.
Pennsylvania Apr 05th, 2018
This number called me today (Sunday 4/1) at 10:20am while I was sitting in church waiting for Easter service to start. Really? When I got notice they left a message, it was the tail end of their recorded message saying to press '1' or press '0' to cancel. Not cool in my book to a) call on weekend, and b) call on a holiday. Have some respect!!
Pennsylvania Apr 01st, 2018
Scam!! I submitted totally incorrect information to see how far it would go. Yay!!!! I won a $50 gift card for submitting false information. I love messing with calls like this!!
District of Columbia Mar 01st, 2018
These calls are coming from a bunch of bottom dwelling, scum sucking, a-moral excrement heads. The best thing you can do is either block the number or don't answer. You see, the problem is that even just answering gives them data (you know, like the calls you answer and nobody responds). It verifies that the line (your number) is still validly active. This then gets passed around the circuits for other scams to try and contact you. Also, depending on how you answer, They may not even be trying to actually talk to you. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, answer a phone call with a greeting like "Yeah, Mike speaking..." or "Yes, this is Mike, can I help you?" Two things happening here. First, NEVER say "yes", "yeah", or anything but a simple "Hello" when answering. Especially a call from an unknown caller. Many of these scams are just wanting to record your voice for other vicious misdeeds. Like ordering that 85 inch flat screen and $3000 surround sound system and having authorization for the fraudulent purchase in YOUR voice. Second, "Hello, this is Mike...", now they have confirmed your name. Even if you don't say your last name, they likely already had that anyways. Now with a name and number confirmed, they can collect/confirm more of your info easier, even if they don't get any of your info directly from you. Answering with a simple "Hello, how can I help you?" may seem a little cryptic, cold, and rude at first. But anyone living with even a vague sense of reality now days will understand. It is the only real way to answer and screen calls without potentially falling into one trap or another. I would also suggest that unless you have to have your name in your voice greeting for work or other priority reasons, then just go with a simple and generic "sorry I missed your call... leave a name, #,.... and so on..." kind of voice greeting. It is an increasing thing that some of the scammers are actually hoping to go to your voice mail. Again, because it is still data for them. Or they might even be recording your voice greeting to dissect the recording to use your words, in your voice, for there deeds. And now, the IRS scammers (and some others) are even leaving a message for you. This is duping a lot of people right now, because, "Since when did these scammers start leaving messages? It must be legit!?!?" Well it's NOT!!! I am not expecting every one to google every number that calls them. But, with even just following the advice from this posting, you can decrease your chances of being scammed by an impressive amount. I did not mean to publish an article here, but I also can't stand back and watch the scams continue without at least trying to fight back. If just one person is spared the head ache and burden of being scammed because of my posting, than my mission is accomplished. Please, please, please feel free to cut, copy, and paste this to other scam number report postings. This all applies to any scam call you get from any number. Lets band together as the proud, hard working, English speaking, tax paying, contributors to American greatness that we are and stop these thieving low life human waste scum bags from continuing to prey upon us!
Says they are Verizon. Scam
They said they were Verizon and already had my company name and personal name. He said I would get a credit on my bill of $149 but had to verify some info. I told him I had to take another call because i knew it was a scam and he hung up.
California Dec 21st, 2017
Caller stated they were calling to give me a $99 rebate on my account. The line was very staticy and the callers English was so broken I could not understand. When I asked which Verizon Call Center they were in she hung up. Definitely a scam!
Person called claiming to be from Verizon and my wife gave them our debit card information to "verify their information." They claimed that their system was changing over, etc. etc. THIS IS A SCAM!! I immediately called our bank and cancelled the card. Don't be fooled!
I received a call today telling me that Verizon has stopped their new every 2 program and that they were going to credit my account in the amount of $2190.00. They wanted my login id and said that they needed my password to verify the account. I refused and they did everything they could to try to convince me to give it to them. I called my local rep on another line and he said that it sounded really fishy and that I should ask for a phone number to call them back at. They gave me 800-256-4646 which "appears" to be Verizon, but is not the customer service number. When I asked for a name, they hung up on me. Needless to say, I immediately changed my login id, password and challenge question.
They did seem to have a lot of information about me, but it is pounded into you not to ever give out this type of information unsolicited.
Stay safe people!!!!!!
IT'S TRUE TECH SUPPORT DOES CALL FROM THAT NUMBER, BUT THE PEOPLE REQUESTING PERSONAL INFO (ACCOUNT NUMBER, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, PHONE NUMBERS ECT.)TO HELP CUSTOMERS SWITCH FROM ALLTEL TO VERIZON ARE DEFINITELY NOT VZW REP'S...WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION AND THE CONVERSION HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.
VZW CS REP Nov 01st, 2011
WE WILL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER EVER CALL YOU AND ASK YOU FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION..WE HAVE IT! IF ANYONE GET'S A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER...HANG UP IMMEDIATELY AND CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM YOU PHONE (*611 ) IT'S AIRTIME FREE AND WE DEFINITELY WANT TO HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION!
VERIZON CS REP Nov 01st, 2011
This is certainly not a genuine call.
PeteLePont Oct 13th, 2011
I don't think this is legit.
Don't give them any info. They called me phishing for info to complete my account transfer from Alltel to Verizon. I called Verizon *611 to verify that this was legit and they told me it was not, that no one would ever call me from Verizon requesting my info like that.
If you did give them some info like my stupid butt did, call Verizon and have them change your password stat.
FOLKS, READ THIS AND FOLLOW MY LEAD, IF YOU WANT TO EXACT SOME REVENGE:
Here are some details about the number calling you. It is a cellphone. I can't break the number without having to spend money doing so. Everyone who is pissed off enough about it, do what I am going to do.......countless times; CALL THE CELLPHONE CARRIER AND PISS THEM OFF WITH ENDLESS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THESE A-HOLES, until they cancel their account just to stop the complaints!!!!! Below this information are some of their contact telephone #s for both residential & business accounts. DO AS I AM DOING!!!......CALL THEM ALL DAY, EVERYDAY, AND BITCH THEM OUT ABOUT THIS A-HOLE CALLING YOU!!! They will tire of these calls from thousands of us and cancel this A-hole's account. Some of these #s are 24-hour/day numbers for contact. CALL THEM & HARASS THE PISS OUT OF THEM!!!
DETAILS OF THE # CALLING YOU TO GIVE TO VERIZON WHEN COMPLAINING:
Area:...........................Phoenix, AZ (Arizona)
Exchange:...................602-714 (Cellco Partnership Dba Verizon Wireless - Az)
Phone Company:..........LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - AZ
VERIZON'S CONTACT NUMBERS for the Phoenix, AZ area, where these calls are coming from:
Magnum P.I. May 10th, 2010
Legitimate call from Verizon tech support. If you're talking to tech support and get disconnected, they call back from this number.
Said they were getting unwanted phone calls from my cell. Not true and is upsetting to be getting these calls. Better technology is needed to stop pranksters, I don't have the time to deal with this type of nonsense.
Called me back after we got disconnected when I was talking to tech support