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Abdrl
Madrid Spain
 4days
I received a call from this number with a very heavy Indian accent. I knew automatically it's a scam. So I told him busy and don't have time to talk.
California
 6days
I received a legitimate call from Verizon on this number
Pennsylvania
 6days
Just missed a call from this number. Showed up as Verizon on my Caller ID. I don't have Verizon as a provider, so enough said.
 Jun 07th, 2019
WARNING - new scam
Just received a phone call from +18008374966 where they claimed to be from Verizon. They said that there's a rebrand happening, and they'll be placing a $99 credit on the account. They asked for the name and number of the account, and I said if they were actually Verizon, that they would know that information. They said it's for confirmation, I said that they called me so I shouldn't have to confirm it. They gave a disgusted sigh and hung up.

Reported this information to Verizon where they verified it's a scam, and reported the number as spam on the default Android Dialer app. Soon, I'll talk to Google to tell them to remove the "Verizon" name that shows up when this company calls you.

DO NOT BELIEVE THIS SCAM. I'd think that this isn't something Verizon would call for, that they'd email the account owner instead. Also, there has been no news about a Verizon rebrand. Also, why would they put credits on peoples' accounts because of the rebrand?

Just thought I'd warn you guys, since this seems like a new scam that I've Never heard of before.

Lastly, just a tip: if a company calls you, let them know that you will call them back in a minute to confirm that this is legitimate. If they're reluctant to let you do this, that's how you know it's a scam.
California
 Jun 07th, 2019
Called saying I had a $99 rebate for being with Verizon. Wanted my name and pin #. I refused to give in so he went to get a supervisor. I hung up!
Texas
 Jun 06th, 2019
Just got a call from this number. Sounded Asian. Said I had a purchase charged to my account. Asked me if I had something to write with. I replied I don't even believe you work for Verizon and he immediately hung up.
 Jun 03rd, 2019
I've done all that.
This always happened, I feel like Verizon lock it up all the time, coz when I go to Verizon store everytime i can't call, there is a button that they press, and all of a sudden if and when I try to call Philippines it works right away.
This happened 3 times already, and I dont call Philippines a lot, only on important times, and some random days I call it does not work
Arizona
 May 27th, 2019
I've been trying to call Philippines and it won't let let me and it's part of my plan
Arizona
 May 27th, 2019
800-837-4966

called about fraudulent purchase of an Iphone X. Sent me a Verizon text to read back number to them over phone. DON'T DO IT. It's a scam.
New Jersey
 May 24th, 2019
I had just renewed my account and WAS going to leave to go back to comcast but Verizon sweetened the deal. So I worked with a very professional person named Mary. SHe said she would call me back in 3-4 weeks to check in and did so just today.

So this is the number that called me and it was a legit call from Verizon.
Maryland
 May 23rd, 2019
Recording stating my Verizon wireless account has been suspended press 1 to activate your account press 2 to speak to a customer service rep, I chose 2 and it hung up on me.
Mississippi
 May 22nd, 2019
They call me by my name but they don’t even know my last name. It’s a scam just hang up
Florida
 May 20th, 2019
Caller said my Verizon account has been suspended. Press 1 /2 etc.
California
 May 17th, 2019
Just received a call saying there's an order for cancelation. Then hung up.
 May 16th, 2019
This number keeps calling. Comes up as a Verizon Wireless number. They do not leave messages, just keep calling aussing someone will pick up.
Ohio
 May 13th, 2019
Just called me and it was a lady with a thick foreign accent saying she was calling from Verizon. I heard many people in the background also on phone calls which is usually very common when I get scammer calls from Nigeria and other countries. I Googled the number and it did list it as a Verizon number however I believe whoever was calling was a scammer and they just put in a Verizon number into the caller ID. Definitely a scam, don't believe anyone if they call you with a thick accent!
Alabama
 May 13th, 2019
A guy speaking Spanish, repeated my name that I answered my phone with and hung up.
Texas
 May 11th, 2019
Received call claiming to be from Verizon, thick accent saying I had a $99 rebate needed to
verify my identity. They are the one calling me and need me to verify my name, number and pin to make sure I get the
rebate ??? when I would not give PIN became angry with me definitely not a Verizon representative.
California
 May 10th, 2019
Got a call from this number; didn't answer. Whomever it was left a 2-second message that was unintelligible. In our case, it could have been Verizon, since we had a service call yesterday.
Pennsylvania
 May 07th, 2019
IT IS A SCAM
 May 04th, 2019
I have received scam calls from both this number as well as from Verizon’s other main number, 800-922-0204. Be aware, scammers can spoof these numbers to lead you to believe that you are actually receiving calls from a legitimate Verizon rep. I’ve reported to Verizon. If you receive a call from someone who claims to be from Verizon, offering you a rebate and requesting that you provide your personal information, hang up immediately; this is a scam.
Central Fiji
 Apr 29th, 2019
‭+1 (800) 837-4966‬ I called Verizon and reported this scam. The number spells out Verizon but it’s not Verizon. It’s a scammer. Beware. Do not give out any info, and any info they ask you to confirm simply say no.
 Apr 29th, 2019
This is a SCAM. Ignore this number. Do NOT answer, do NOT listen to them.
Maryland
 Apr 24th, 2019
The guy was talking i spanish. Its probobly some dumb hacker.
Texas
 Apr 23rd, 2019
Was an automated thing from Verizon telling me what time technician will arrive today. I had arranged a visit to set up internet.
District of Columbia
 Apr 18th, 2019
This number just called saying they are from Verizon and told me they will credit $99 to my account. They asked for my pin or the last for of my social security number. Its a scam - they don't have an identifying agent number and when the caller transferred me to their supervisor, the supervisor was right next to them. What? Super scam, heavy accent, not very professional - dead giveaway.
California
 Apr 17th, 2019
A man with a very heavy Indian accent told me he was from Verizon and I was entitled to a $99 credit for being such a longtime customer (I've been with Verizon for 2 months!). Then he proceeded to ask me for my account number and pin. When I questioned why he needed both numbers, he hung up on me. I called Verizon customer service and they said they've had numerous calls regarding the same number...it's a scam!
Alabama
 Apr 16th, 2019
Claimed he was from Verizon, had a very heavy Indian accent. He told me I qualified for a $99 rebate, I just needed to verify some information. I said that if he was really from Verizon he would have known that I am not the primary account holder. He told me it was the wrong number and hung up.
Connecticut
 Apr 09th, 2019
Just got a phone call and same offer
Rhode Island
 Apr 09th, 2019
Legit. Robot survey about recent service technician visit. 2 minutes to answer questions using keypad.
Virginia
 Apr 05th, 2019
They wanted my account pin number so they could credit me a $99 rebate. Said I was 1 of 12,000 customers to get rebate.
Arizona
 Apr 02nd, 2019
This person told me that I was getting 99.00 dollars from Verizon and in order to get the money I needed to provide him my Verizon PIN code then I told him no way Jose. Watch out for this kind of animals
California
 Apr 02nd, 2019
Same idiot Alan Parker with a heavy Indian accent states he is calling from Verizon. Ridiculous!
New York
 Apr 01st, 2019
just got a call from this number a guy who sounded Indian calling himself Alan Parker - he said it was a security issue and I should get in front of my computer so he could take me thru it; I told him I wasn't able to do that right now and he said can you get to your computer. He just didn't sound real and I had no reason to expect a security update from Verizon. That's not how my computer works. I told him I didn't believe him and a few choice words and hung up. Blocked.
 Mar 29th, 2019
called march 23 no message I phoned back asian woman who spoke very poor english said she needed more information I refused-I did phone verizon and informed then- this morning again same thing call came in no message- now that I know fo sue because verizon didnt confirm my suspicions I will block this number
New York
 Mar 24th, 2019
How do the store my internet
New York
 Mar 13th, 2019
I just received a call from this number same experience as below when the Asian speaking person said he was with Verizon and was trying to offer me 99.00 credit off of my internet account because I've been a customer for so long. I have never had Verizon internet account however he needed to verify my personal information before proceeding. NOT in this lifetime. I hung up and reported it to Verizon
Tennessee
 Mar 11th, 2019
Called just after 8am on a Wednesday. Scammers usually don’t call me this early. Caller-ID said Verizon. Let it go to machine. Left no message.
Virginia
 Mar 06th, 2019
Fraud alert!! This is not a Verizon number. Block this number and report a scam. When I asked the caller where exactly are you calling from because I am sitting at a Verizon location right now. He got upset and said to me, "I don't know what the hell you're asking me. Bi**#! Then hung up.
 Feb 28th, 2019
Received call, didn’t recognize number, let it go to voicemail and they didn’t leave message.
California
 Feb 22nd, 2019
We are receiving calls from this number every 20 minutes with a recording saying something about our internet service. We have nothing to do with Verizon. Spoke to someone at Verizon who sounded surprised. He said he would have their engineer look into it. Since calling still received 2 more calls within the hour.
Montana
 Feb 17th, 2019
Creepy person called using this number and left voicemail saying, "I love you" and using my first name.
Maryland
 Feb 05th, 2019
Verizon. Left me a message as a follow-up to a call I had made to them a week ago. I lost Internet service, and called to get it fixed. According to the message, this call was a follow-up to make sure my issue had been resolved.
 Jan 08th, 2019
It’s not a scam are you all serious? I called Verizon customer service and we got disconnected and the same guy called me back from this number.
 Dec 06th, 2018
I got a call from this number. Indian guy said he was calling from Verizon about my bill. I said really? What call center do you work at? He said Verizon. I said which call center location? I work for Verizon Security and want to call your boss on our internal network. He immediately hung up on me.
 Dec 02nd, 2018
Phishing attempt!
Supposedly someone from New Mexico was attempting to login into our account. Called back to Verizon's real support phone number, and they have no record about this.
 Nov 08th, 2018
This is a robo call. I have a phone that asks the caller to press a number and then say their name, and if they do not comply the call is disconnected. If it is a real Verizon number, the company will have to have a real person call me and either be answered, go to recorder or voicemail. I never get spam calls with this phone and my phone never rings unless it is a legitimate caller. Too many spoofed numbers in addition to real numbers and names (company names) that are used by scammers. You would think that by now service providers would be able to block calls not coming from real numbers or prevent spoofed numbers altogether.
New Jersey
 Oct 28th, 2018
I didn't pick up, and no voicemail left.
 Oct 23rd, 2018
This is a scam number. Looks like Verizon is calling you offering you a credit on your account when in fact they are trying to hack your account
Massachusetts
 Oct 11th, 2018
Got a call from woman with Indian accent. Claimed someone had tried to add two lines and an IPhone X to my account. Wanted me to enter a pin number to cancel order. No way Jose (or Dopindra, in this case)
New Mexico
 Sep 06th, 2018
Verizon
California
 Aug 20th, 2018
Someone has called me every day of this week from this number but never leaves a voicemail. I figured it was BS since they never leave a message
Maryland
 Aug 18th, 2018
Their new Verizon related spoof is that they are updating he platform overnight and you may experience some delays with calls and messages. And if they don’t confirm with you your cell phone might not work after the changeover. The guy said I could confirm his identity at any Verizon store and gave me some kind of ID number. When I said hold on and was silent for a second so I could google this supposed update he hung up on me.
New Jersey
 Aug 12th, 2018
Called to offer me a special deal for being "a good customer for 24 month." Poor robot English, can't be a legit call. I hung up on them - beware if you do call the # back it does say it is verizon
Connecticut
 Aug 03rd, 2018
It's not Verizon, beware. The Indian guy asked to connect to my computer so he can install some updates, I'm not stupid. The real Verzion numbers are 800.225.5499 and 800.922.0204
New York
 Jul 05th, 2018
Called to offer me a special deal for being "a good customer for 24 month." Poor robot English, can't be a legit call. I hung up on them.
Massachusetts
 Jun 28th, 2018
Not quite sure about this number; it seems as though someone is trying to scam me.
Pennsylvania
 Jun 05th, 2018
i got a call from this number said it was verizon but I did my research and its a spoof number to make it look like its verzion .
Maryland
 Jun 05th, 2018
just happened to me - Caller ID said Verizon - person called, had an accent, said i have a credit - long story short when I asked if i could call them back - they hung up - The number WAS a VERIZON number - when I called back it WAS Verizon - be careful people these people are the lowest of low -
Missouri
 Jun 05th, 2018
Lady with Indian accent called and said I overpaid by $29 and it was Verizon's mistake. Did I want it on my Visa, checking account or on my bill? I said put it on my bill but 1st I need to know EXACTLY what the $29 was charged for. She just kept saying it was a mistake on their part. Knowing that a company would have to tell you what they overcharged you for, I kept pushing. She finally hung up. Why do they even try?
Tennessee
 Jun 01st, 2018
Scam scam scam
Tennessee
 May 30th, 2018
Scam. Caller offered rebates for being a good customer. I checked with Verizon, and they indicated this was a scam and blocked this number for me.
Florida
 Mar 27th, 2018
A scammer called me, telling me that I overpaid my Verizon bill and was due a credit. They asked me to verify my pin and address. It was an Indian accent. I didn’t give them any info but they still managed to hack into my Verizon account and placed an order. Thank goodness for their new system that helps to detect these fraudulent charges.
Florida
 Feb 28th, 2018
This is a real Verizon number but it's A scammer is spoofing the Verizon phone number. 1st call they offered to take $100.00 off my bill for being a loyal customer then the guy asked me for my name. I told him if he was actually from Verizon then he already had my info, the guy got mad and used some Vulgar language, and I hung up on him. Then this morning the number called again and when I answered all I heard was Good Bye and disconnected. Scam they are trying to seal personal information
Connecticut
 Nov 13th, 2017
1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
Massachusetts
 Mar 16th, 2017
said hello three times before an automated voice talked about my high speed internet service before hanging up on me-
Pennsylvania
 Jun 12th, 2015
this is becoming annoying....this number has called me twice yesterday and 8 times already this morning....answer it and nobody is there.
California
 Dec 17th, 2014
I have a FiOS installation happening in 2 days, and this was a call to confirm the order. It was a legit call.
Jess
 Oct 28th, 2013
A scammer is spoofing this phone number to seal personal information
Rabbi rick
 Oct 15th, 2013
I keep getting calls from this number.
the message is something about an account to allow collect calls from a correctional facility aren't working.
and for someone to call them back. And that they "setup an account with us" and that its not working.

I have no idea what they are talking about. I never called them back, Im sure this is a scam.
John in NJ
 Oct 01st, 2013
This is a Verizon follow-up service call. If you call for any type of service, they will call to ensure you were satisfied with the service you received. Not aware of anyway to stop them from calling as I selected that I didn't want follow-up during the prompts.
R
 Jun 29th, 2013
This number I suspect is fake
Jackie
 Apr 24th, 2013
If you receive calls from (800) 837-4966,and then they hang up you can call or write them at: Frontier Communication, 119 North Commercial,St., Bellingham, Wa 98225
Headquarter's phones 360-676-1100 or 360-738-8506
Website: Radarfrog.gatehousemedia.com
They are a long distance phone service company.
I went this route to get them to stop calling me and leaving messages on my machine like, "Hello. Hello, Hello, I am with Chase, then hang up".
MrsKMcKelvey
 Feb 17th, 2012
This was a call from Verizon about the system being down at my house. The service tech was calling to see he would be at my house in 20 to 30 minutes.
Michael
 Aug 04th, 2011
WE ARE RECEIVING CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER CONTINULY, SEVERAL TIMES A DAY AND ALL DAYS OF THE WEEK. WE DO NOT USUAL;LY ANSWER 800 CALLS. WE HAVE ANSWERED THIS NUMBER A COUPLE OF TIMES WITH NO RESPONSE FROM THE CALLER wE DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER. iF vERIZON HAS BUSINESS WITH US THEY CAN CALL ON AN OFFICIAL LEGIMATE vERIZON NUMBER THAT IS IDENTIFIABLE
GEO SHIFETT
 Jan 17th, 2011
I had work done on my dsl line because of at least two loop problems this year. This number is 1-800-VERIZON. On my VoIP system, caller id with toll free area codes are blocked due to too many telemarketers and charities calling with toll free area codes. So if they need to talk to me, don't use a toll free area code as the caller id. Or respond to one of my emails. Actually, since I get dsl from a reseller, I feel compelled not to return any of Verizon's calls, and work with the reseller directly.
jm
 Dec 14th, 2010
My Mother is Harrisomburg health&Reph. they changes her room from 50 to 32,I called to have it change to 32 the next day they change it back to 50A now I can't raech. Thank you. My name is Bessie Graves(350-40980
virginia Taylor
 Dec 07th, 2010
please block this number from my phone 423-593-0354
jackie chadwick
 Oct 07th, 2010
Was Verizon, checking to see if I was happy with the service I am getting
Carl
 Jan 13th, 2010

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