347 Area Code Numbers Listing
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Documented Numbers with Individual Comments Under 347 Series
Called and said “your Google account for your business has not been verified press one to verify your account press 2 To be removed if you do not verify your account you will not be put at the top of the list of services.”
YES..we too recieved a call from this # on my husbands work cell phone..& they said they had found our credit card that we had lost...NO...we hav our cards & YES it's a scam..we just hung up
Phantom Debt Collectors From India Harass Americans, Demand MoneyBy BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , CINDY GALLI and MATTHEW MOSK (@mattmosk) June 7, 2012 Hundreds of thousands of cash-strapped Americans have been targeted by abusive debt collectors operating out of overseas call centers suspected of links to organized crime in India, law enforcement officials told ABC News.The calls are part of a massive scam, one that appears to target struggling Americans -- especially those who have gone online to apply for payday loans. Armed with personal information from those pilfered applications, the threatening callers, who claim to be debt collectors poised to initiate legal action, have managed to pry loose millions of dollars from their victims -- even when the victims never owed money in the first place."This is what we call a phantom debt collection scam," said Jon Leibowitz, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. "It's a very pernicious and innovative new fraud."Working through call centers in India, the commission estimates that the criminals have dialed at least 2.5 million calls, persuading already cash-strapped victims to send them more than $5 million. Some have reported receiving dozens of calls per hour. They are victims like Cindy Gervais, of New Orleans, who went online for a quick loan when her husband's car was hit by a driver who didn't have insurance.Even though she paid the loan off, the so-called "phantom" debt collectors with Indian accents began calling to say she still owed money.He more or less told me that if I didn't pay, they were going to have someone on my doorstep to arrest me," she told ABC News. "And that they were going to contact my place of business, and tell them what kind of person I am."At first, she said she resisted. Then the calls became more frequent, and started to ring on her cell phone, and at the grocery distribution company where she had worked for 27 years."I was more or less was in panic mode because he told me there would be someone before noon at my place of business to arrest me and take me to jail," she said tearfully. "So I agreed to pay him."After receiving scores of complaints, investigators with the FTC said they began tracking the calls, and following the payments. They alleged the payments led them to a California company run by an Indian-American named Kirit Patel, and that such scams would not be possible without American front men."I would say that all roads of this scam, or many of the roads of this scam, lead back to Mr. Patel," said the FTC's Leibowitz.ABC News tracked Patel for weeks, from the suburbs of San Francisco to Austin, Texas.Patel refused to talk. But his lawyer, Mark Ellis, said he believes it is far too early to pass judgment on his client. Ellis, a Sacramento-based attorney, told ABC News that Patel was hired for a nominal fee to set up an American shell company, and had no idea what the call centers in India were doing."I can tell you, he was as snookered by the people in India as anybody," Ellis said. "He's a 69-year-old man who is nearing his retirement who thought all he had to do was set up some corporations and everything was on the up and up. He's completely dismayed that he has become the lightning rod of this entire problem."A close friend of Patel's also defended him in a brief interview at his home, saying Patel was not trying to defraud anyone -- he was just an unwitting, bit player in a larger scheme."If Mr. Patel was just a cog in the wheel he seems to have been a pretty big cog," Leibowitz said. "It is clear that Patel was integrally involved with this scam." Leibowitz points to thousands of pages of financial and phone records gathered by the FTC and filed as part of a civil case brought against him in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento last month. When FTC lawyers sought to freeze his assets and prevent his business from continuing to operate, Patel responded by invoking his rights against self-incrimination. His lawyer told ABC News he has had to be careful in how he responds to the allegations in civil court "because there is a potential criminal action," but that Patel maintains the allegations against him are false. Federal investigators said the phantom debt collection operation that allegedly benefitted from Patel's assistance was one of several that all trace back to the same small town in Western India called Ahmedabad. Callers use technology to make it appear that the calls originate inside the U.S. Victims provided ABC News with recordings of dozens of the calls, and many of the thickly accented callers appear to be reading off a script. "Subpoenas have been readied, and Monday morning you're going to be picked up from your home," one caller says on a victim's voicemail. "And you have children. Don't worry about your children. We have a childcare department to take care of the children." "You will be behind bars for six months," said another caller. "And once you go behind bars, you will lose your job. Once you are behind the bars, you won't get a single drop of water." William Peerce Howard, a Tampa attorney who represents victims of harassment from debt collectors, said it takes an especially twisted criminal to use threats and coercion to pry money from someone who is already struggling financially "These guys really are the most visible villains in America today," he said. "They make a living scaring people."Mark Merola, of Florida, said he just panicked when the caller told him he might be arrested at the deli where he works in a Florida retirement community. "I was nervous. I didn't want to embarrass myself, my family," he said. He used his debit card to pay the collector $576. Afterwards, he says he realized "how stupid I was." "It just happened so fast," he said. "I got scared." Leibowitz said he hopes with more attention, future potential targets of the scam will recognize red flags before they turn over any money. If callers say they are from the police, consumers should know that law enforcement officers do not collect debt for private parties. If the caller is speaking with a thick Indian accent, but calls themselves by a names such as Officer Mike Johnson, that should be a tip off. And if they're calling 40 times in two hours, that's another red flag. "Legitimate debt collectors, legitimate pay day lenders don't do those sorts of things," he said. Merola said he would like to see anyone involved in the scam prosecuted aggressively. "There's no place in society for these people," he said. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/phantom-debt-co ... 16512428&page=2
Just started calling the other day said they were "from a legal department". They were threatening to get me fired from my job. They were aggressive and threatening me with legal action and threatened to contacting my employer.
If I had a GF card, I'd call them back using *67 to hide my number, and give them some FAKE GF card numbers like GFGF-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX where GFGF are the real first 4 digits on the GF card (this IDs the institution) and X are random numbers.
Had 3 or 4 calls this week, told me my debit card had been blocked with Grow Financial and wanted the# so they could take the block off. I never have had a card with Grow Financial. I know who Grow is,they are close to me. What if would I would have had a card ???????????????????????????
Told me my debit card was inactivated and asked for my info. Luckily I figured out it was a scam and didn't tell them anything. Then when you try to call back it is invalid. My debit card was fine according to my bank. Scam!
they called and I looked up the number to find this so I did not answer - of course when you try to call the number it is not a working number. FRAUD
i have gotten several calls on my home phone and both cell phones from347-347-0124 saying that my debt card has been lost. and it is not.the call sounds automated and a bit broken up.i just hang up.the first time i called my credit union grow financil and got a recording saying to ignore these calls as they are fraudulent and many othrs have been getting them to.as long as you did not give them any info do nothing .
I got the same call about 20 minutes ago and didn't bother answering it
I received a call from a woman who said my credit card was blocked and I should press -_ number to speak with someone. I suspected a scam and ended the call. and went online to check.
Today at approx 1:15 pm, I got a call from 347-347-0124, they called my cell phone and said " We regret to inform you that your debit card has been lost. Please stay on the line to give the operator your information..." ...then I hung up...From what I can tell this number is coming out of the New York City area. I think they are phishing for information.
This # just called my cell phone! Ugh! I didn't answer because I never answer numbers I'm not familiar with.
I too received a call from this # at 2:41 pm today. Definitely scammers.
Threatening me about losing my job and don't know this number.
It's a scam and when i told them that i knew they were scam artist they left me alone! You should know it's a scam when they have strong accents that you can't understand!
This number keeps calling not a valid number is anyone else is receiving calls from this number they are bogus!
i wish these people would stop calling me.They call one minute after another. If you heard one you've heard them all.
They just started calling me today too - said they were "from a legal department" of a collection agency (I didn't catch the name) and threatening to get me fired from my job. I have no idea *what* debt they're trying to collect for - he was just aggressive and threatening me with legal action and contacting my employer and getting me fired.
I never answer numbers I do not know (or restricticted) and this one showed up today at 1:01 P.M pacific time and again at 1:02 P.M. pacific time. Persistent if nothing else, I get others from Mississippi. No clue where they got my mobile number, I just hit ignore.
I just received a call as well. I have a Tampa number and ATT.
I just got a call also. I am in NC but my cell phone is a Tampa number. They did not leave a messge
I just received a call from 347-347-0123... just days after adding my cell to the do not call list. I'm also in Tampa. The recorded message said something about my debit card being suspended...
I also live in the tampa bay area. Has to be a debt collector at the bottom of the food chain that buys theae accounts for pennies in hope some fools will pay them. I have only one company that was harrassin me and that as Quest Diagnostics. My ex uses them for our daughter and throws out the bills so I had no idea I even owed anything.
I just got a call from these do***e bags. ATT and Tampa Bay Area as well. I dumped it to VM when I didn't recognize the number. They left a message about my debit card being locked and to press 1 to speak fo the security department. I'm glad Android can black list numbers. :-)
iam on the do not call list and iam goig to write the federal trade commisoner also lt.governor iam going to put a stop to this mess we as americans don;t hav to put up with this ans some body else stupidty also i willcontact my local police department.the call came end 1/24/12 time 1;11 p.m
Had a call at about 45 minutes ago. Just have a missed call on my phone, but no message. I am at work so could not answer. Glad I googled the number since I was going to call back when I got a break.
I have started receiving calls from this number in the past week. I also live in the Tampa Bay Area in Pasco County. Added note last week I reported a bad charge on my checking account to my bank. The charge was made on a card legitimately issued to me by my bank, however I had never received it. The debit card was used at a local restraunt. It was only after reporting the charge to the bank and having the card number blocked that I began to get calls from this number.
Just recieved the call from this number saying my debit account was Locked and my mom and my dad also recieved the same call and the funny thing is we both also use AT&T and live in Tampa. The ironic thing is we're currently on vacation in New York.