Anyone else getting these Scam Calls?: Department of Law & Investigation

The 419 Scam was a few years ago.

Been Happening For Months

I get a call from some random foreign person almost on a daily basis, I blame these calls beginning the day they lifted the locks on letting any public service having your number. I get normal sales calls all the time, but more specifically I am getting annoying scam calls. Its obvious ever time they call because its usually from an area code I don't recognize and then when I answer it is some person that has a strong foreign accent of African or Indian nature. The funny thing is they always make up some random America name like "Ken Smith", and they always try to sound like they have a southern accent to try to be more american. Its easy to see through their lies because once they start talking about why they are calling, you know it's a lie. I got a call from these scammers this morning and this time they told me that I have an affidavit from some credit card company I never even heard of against me. Funny thing is I do not own a credit card.

Even better I got another call from what sounded like the exact same person yesterday. This one actually made me laugh my ass off. Scammers told me that they were calling from the immigration office and they were suing me because I was an illegal immigrant. (Ha Ha Ha) I am a full pledged American citizen family born and raised here since the days of the Irish slavery. Although in some sense this is humorous to think that they can fool us into getting our information. Sadly they have gotten a hold of mine and I am sure others information without my consent. Once I decided to listen closely to what they had to say, they always end up transfering you to a supervisor of some sort. The supervisor speaks a little better english but still with an accent. Without telling them anything they told me my social security number and my email address, I was furious. After they hung up I realized they must have stolen it somehow from online, when I thought more on it I remembered they kept talking about payday loans and the Department of Law & Investigation. No such department exists. However I had nearly a year ago gone online to find a payday loan but ultimately refused it after seeing the outrageous interest. My guess can only be that these scams are tied into the payday loan systems.

I am seriously worried about this and the effect it is causing not only me but others out there like me. They have my social security number and recently I discovered that the credit bureaus have my social security number on a freeze due to fraudulent activity. This is an annoying process for me to get that removed and to get proper authorities involved in the situation. Especially because I have no way of tracking them and they change their names and number each time. However I was hoping we can all work together and post on here all the phone numbers we get from these scam artists, as well as their names and a brief description of the nature of the call. Please help me and others to get rid of this problem!

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striptagger 5 years ago

I wish people would stop scamming its ruining the outlook people have of others.


tamu 5 years ago

phone numbers they call from:

904-672-9973; 661-270-6408; 916-395-0000

They all have heavy foreign accents. Sometimes they curse at you or whoever answers the phone.


steve 4 years ago

I have a new number for the scammers its 855-267-4306


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XactScienZ 4 years ago from UTAH Author

Thank You Everyone!


sparky0721 4 years ago

applied,for a payday loan.worst part about it,is they're probably not even in the states.oh now they're calling,from 215 area code,from Illinois


Jacqueline Carter 4 years ago

THEY HAVE CALLED ME AND THE SAME MAN HAS TO DIFFERENT NAMES... HE NAME AT FIRST WAS SEAN BROWN AND AFTER DAT MICK WILSON... HE CALLED ME FROM 914-363-5004 THEN MY OLD WORK NUMBER... ONCE HE DID DAT I WAS MAD I CUSSED HIM OUT.. I MEAN BAD.. HE DON'T EVEN SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH N HE MUST DOWNLOAD AN app 2 USE MY OLD WRK NUMBER BUT I WENT OFF ON HIM BAD.. HE HUNG UP ON ME I CALLED BAC IN WENT OFF SUM MORE.. BUT I HAVEN'T RECEIVED A CALL SENSE..


Tebeck 4 years ago

I had the exact same scammers call me with a waky 717 area code. I was transferred to three different people who each had similar basic american names like Officer John Wilson, the funny thing is that their thick accents weren't what were giving them away. They kept repeating that if I hung up that I would be "In big trouble."


Tebeck 4 years ago

Numbers they call from:

717 618 4301

717 610 4734


Chris 4 years ago

They are calling me from 508-283-4686 and another from 217-960-4686 and another from 508-475-1439.


Amanda 4 years ago

Im having the same issue.. The number they're calling me from is 9176395581

How do I get them to stop calling? Who can I speak with to file a complaint?!


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XactScienZ 4 years ago from UTAH Author

The best way I have found to get rid of them is to change your number, but when that doesn't work. Try recording them and taking all information you can get about them to your local police station for them to look into an investigation. I got a recording of them and did that.

Also The Federal Trade Commission is suppose to be helping prevent this so here is the link to report your calls.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/phonefraud/i...


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Sorry you are having this experience. It is very annoying for sure. I don't know how they manage to get private information, but they do all the time. I have had identity stolen a couple of times and it's no picnic having to cancel things, reset passwords, etc.


missy 4 years ago

a man keeps calling my job and my cell stating he is officer shawn graven from dept of law and investigation, he has sound like he is from india. the number he is calling from is 302-918-2141. he is harrassing my human resources dept. i'm really had enough of the scams. i plan to report this to the DEA Office and the U S Attorney's Office. these people need to be locked for life.

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