Can you believe it is already June? First day of the new month and we already have a call.
1 June 2021
801-796-9469 Pleasant Grove, UT - Speaking of Pleasant Grove, I highly recommend the film Pleasantville. One of our favourites. Maybe we will watch it this month. The soundtrack is also excellent. Great escape from telemarketers
Anyway, fuck you!
3 June 2021
239-896-8940 Fort Myers, FL - Oh, we love these kind of texts. It looks pretty legit and we might have fallen for it, if it was not for minor details.
In addition to looking up the number, as we usually do to see where the call originated from, we also had to look up "EDD". We have no idea what it means or what an EDD Debit Card is...or why we would have one.
Wait, so how does this work? If we have a card and there is an issue, there would be a number and/or website on the back for situations like this. So, your site is shit. If we do not have a card, you just showed your hand, and this is a scam. Also, if these were government issue cards (according to your link), it would have a .gov website. Obviously, you cannot get that because you are a scam. Fuck you!
4 June 2021
440-322-4567 Elyria, OH - Sometimes, when we do a search for a number, we get confirmation that it is a telemarketer number. Thanks to other reporting the number and various 'report telemarketer' sites, search results are pretty conclusive. Sometimes, we look up a number and a person's name is attached to it. If the name is not recognizable, we know that the number has been likely spoofed.
This one happens to have at least two different names attached. We assume one is older, and the number was discontinued. While the other listing just recently got attached to this number. They may make it an easy target to be spoofed by telemarketers.
6 June 2021
239-896-8940 Fort Myers, FL - We have a repeat offender. What a total fucking scam! Hold on, we are getting ahead of ourselves. Follow along as we break this down.
Upon receiving the text, we noticed the number looked familiar. Well, that is because it is the same number from three days ago. Then noticed the body of the text, we may have noticed it at the same time. Anyway, the "EDD Debit Card Alert" really pops, visually, even without actually reading the words.
At this time, we had our doubts. Wait, were we wrong about this being a telemarketer? On no, did we make a huge mistake? Is there egg all over our faces? Nah, bro. Check this shit out. The two texts:
8 June 2021
424-570-7980 Los Angeles, CA - "Eyes now or press nine." Pretty sure we have seen this voicemail before.
Who calls people at 7:37AM? Fuck you!
11 June 2021
760-855-3699 Escondido, CA - Love it when the phone automatically labels the caller as "Spam Risk". This was also flagged by Call Protect.
20 June 2021
775-717-6537 - We have a clear telemarketing campaign going here. A text from one number, advertising for a dating site with another number. The 775 area code is most of Nevada while the 310 number is, apparently, Beverly Hills, CA. We have quite a history with Beverly Hills numbers