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I got an automated message saying I needed to provide more information to Google. The caller ID read "S Engine." I don't know if this was a legitimate request or a phishing scam. Anyone else?
I didn't receive a call but you should contact google and ask if anyone called to request information. Also, make sure they are not requesting information that they don't already have. These days everyone has to be so cautious.
I received one before, I asked around and was told it was a scam..They haven't called me back.
It does indeed sound like a scam. Visit your google account(s) and check for messages.
I know there is a new TOS and that you have to sign indicating you accept, but that's all. As you sign into google, assuming you haven't seen it yet, it comes up automatically.
Hi, Wildman. I just searched the number on the net, and everyone who posted says it's a scam.
How unusual, that there would be a scam out there!
I trust you didn't get caught, habee.
No, I have not either Habee. I think, you should not provide any details over the phone unless you are sure of who is calling. Usually google asks you to update information when you sign into your account. So it is best to not provide any information to the caller.
Also, I think google needs to be made aware of this issue!
I won't give information to a phone caller any more than I will to a link provided in an email. If necessary I will call the bank, etc. using a number I know to be to the bank and check with them.
(I'd think they'd e.mail you at the address they have for you or else do what they so often do, which is have a message in your account, when there's some "issue", when you sign in (or maybe both). Once in a great while I've received the occasional US mail from them (tax-related stuff, PW-related stuff. My thinking with "odd" phone calls, from them or anyone else, is that if they want to get in touch with me they can do any of the above things.)
Did you ever try to call Google? You can't even find a number for Customer Service. I don't think they ever call a customer. Google likes to be mysterious in everything they do.
Ya I get blank calls marked 97013 and my voice just echos back. In electrical systems there are always bugs. When google makes a bug occur like auto dialing everyones phones. They like to keep it hush hush. Just inform the caller they have reached the phone of Julia Epstilen A french photographer. Who is currently being investigated for her illicit phone activites. And that all calls are being documented. This is a legitimate lie. Your not claiming to be any particular authority figure. But it sounds that way. And in your imagination Ms. Epstilien is realy being investigated. They just dont need to know its all your imagination. I stopped 11 tellemarketers with that trick. Thats my fav way to deal with them.
Yesterday I got a call from Microsoft. They stated that I had downloaded a threatening virus and that they needed me to install a special software. I went online and got a microsoft number and called on the other line. Microsoft said that they do not call people ever. Unless asked to do so.
Google oddly enough has the same policy. Report such calls to your local police. They can help. In fact that is what Google asks that you do. These phishing scams are in other countries, Google and others have lawyers that can deal with that.
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