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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby Synja » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:34 am

I used to set the caller ID on my extension to show the Whitehouse switchboard number.


Many lulz when I called people pretending to work for the president.
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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby dinowuff » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:31 pm

No one ever tries to scam me :sad:
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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby cheapscotchron » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:44 pm

No one ever tries to scam me


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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby Vivian » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:16 am

I got a call from this number yesterday. Got around to googling it today and I thought I would share with others what this gmail number is also used for.

Phone rings at 10:15AM, Arizona Time on September 30, 2012 showing up as 760-705-8888.

Man claims his name is "Mike". He claims to be calling off Backpage Adult Services, Domination section.

The man claims to be a crossdresser. He says he's 5'10", medium build and that he weighs 165 pounds. He claimed to have a 33 inch waist and that he likes to wear women's lingerie.

I ask Mike for a local telephone number and he claims to be calling from 821-644-1818 which is a non-existant telephone number, even though 760-705-8888 is what was showing up on caller ID. He claimed to be staying at the Hotel Indigo in Scottsdale. He claimed to be in room 612 and gave the number to the hotel.

I call back to the Hotel Indigo and they have no such room number. In otherwords, he made up a non-existent room number for the hotel.

Now usually, when someone claims to be at the Hotel Indigo, it means that they are employed with the EscortAgency across the street from the hotel or another competing Scottsdale agency.

But after reading what has happened to some of the other people posting about calls from this number, most of their calls were hacker-oriented. So I must presume that it is a man that is cyberstalking the Backpage Adult Services server who is somehow connected with a Scottsdale EscortAgency.

Just thought I'd share on how this google number is being used. That was my experience yesterday.

I don't enjoy having hackers-stalkers try to send me to non-existent room numbers at the Hotel Indigo.
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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby DaFoxx » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:53 am

I'm not even going to ask why someone would call ya out the blue for an S+M get together :shock:
but yeah, they will try it on anyone anytime anywhere

apart from Dino apparently
which begs the question....

just where WAS Dino late Sep mid morning Az time :D
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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby rapier57 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:17 pm

BackPage is under surveillance and investigation by the FBI and other agencies. Of course, you didn't hear that here. I suspect this was an attempt to get someone to respond and get snagged. Up here, they are targeting underage prostitution. They would only go after Dino if he was in the Seattle area. ;-)
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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby SirDice » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:56 pm

FTC Halts Massive Tech Support Scams
Tens of Thousands of Consumers Allegedly Tricked Into Paying for Removal of Bogus Viruses and Non-Existent Spyware, and Allowing Scammers to Remotely Access their Computers

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a major international crackdown on tech support scams in which telemarketers masquerade as major computer companies, con consumers into believing that their computers are riddled with viruses, spyware and other malware, and then charge hundreds of dollars to remotely access and “fix” the consumers’ computers.

At the request of the FTC, a U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a halt to six alleged tech support scams pending further hearings, and has frozen their assets.


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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby SirDice » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:42 am

Interesting read...

When the call came yesterday morning, I assumed at first I was being trolled—it was just too perfect to be true. My phone showed only "Private Caller" and, when I answered out of curiosity, I was connected to "John," a young man with a clear Indian accent who said he was calling from "Windows Technical Support." My computer, he told me, had alerted him that it was infested with viruses. He wanted to show me the problem—then charge me to fix it.


http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012 ... -technica/
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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby Aspman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:48 am

Delete the teddy bear, Delete the teddy bear

The bear is a virus it will eat your hard drive, and your liver.

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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby SirDice » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:49 pm

I like this bit:
"Yeah. Sir, these are the [garbled] viruses in your computer. They may harm your computer at any point of time. And these viruses are corrupting your data and using your personal information like that. So do one thing: can you try to delete any error, any warning?"

"Any one of them?"

"Yeah. Is it deleted or not?"

"How do I delete it?" I asked, not having done anything. But my scammer's patience was starting to slip. He simply went on as though I was in fact looking at a scary list of errors that could not be removed.

"It's not deleting," he informed me. "Yeah, sir, these are un-deletable viruses."


1) you can't delete Eventmanager entries, you can only clear the entire log.
2) it has nothing to with viruses.
3) because you can't delete a single entry it's an "un-deletable virus"?

Hahaha..... +10 points for creative bullshit :mrgreen:
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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby lovestosmile » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:17 pm

Someone just called me from this number wanting to know if we had a male stylist. I told him I was the only stylist here. He then asked what availability was. I told him my hours. Wonder what he is up to. Calling from a California landline wanting to know about getting a haircut today????
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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Postby rapier57 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:15 pm

Well, it probably wasn't really a California caller. It is someone using Google Chat to call and that 760-755-8888 is the default caller ID number for that service. It is used by any number of scammers. However, it would be interesting to get an idea of the conversation's script from you: like the usual way you answer the phone, how long it took for caller to respond, etc. Just for grins and giggles.

And, of course, did anyone show up that you think may have been the caller?

Recommendation: If your provider allows, block that number.
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