I just received a text message that tells me, "(ALERT) Attention Required. B O A issue. Contact (416)848-4335".
I am on only one account at B of A, my dad's. To the best of my knowledge they do not have my cell number. I went online and checked the account and everything looks fine.
What do you guys think? Some sort of scam? I have not called the number. I'm afraid to.
Scam? You bet it is!
I would wait until the bank opens and go in person. If it looks good on line I wouldn't worry.
Scammers are trying everything possible.
Let me see, 416 is an area code for Toronto, Canada and the specific number has been reported as a scam trying to get you credit/debit card number.
Thanks guys. That's what I figured.
Go to 800notes.com and type in that number. You will find numerous complaints from people getting similar messages. All scams of course.
When in doubt, do a Google search on the phone number, some scammers will continue to use the same number running their game and they will show as bogus.
Chuck, didn't know of that one, Thanks.
I got the same message on my cell that I normally leave off during office hours but had to leave on because I was "on call". I started to listen, heard who it was, then hung up to call back later on MY time, as I was seeing a patient at the time and it's rude to take any calls but emergencies when someone is paying to see me. My phone didn't list the complete call back number, so I called B of A and confirmed that there was nothing wrong. I try to direct the hospital to call the office number or hit my pager, but the ER docs insist on calling my cell because that's how they get hold of everyone else. Otherwise I'd leave the thing off!
My land line has an answering machine because of all the telemarketers who call it. Occasionally I get curious and google a number. Invariably I find a long page of complaints about calls from that number. If a caller is a real person I can pick up the phone and talk. If it's one of the scammers I can just ignore it.
We do the same, answer machine says we will pick up phone or call back if you are someone we recognise. Get about 4 per day hang up with no message.
Here in MO. we have a "No Call List", which doesn't allow telemarketers to call you. It is pretty effective. If we get a dubias call, we just mention the no call list which usually is followed very quickly by a "CLICK". Dave