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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 3:03 AM

Scam? Call "from AT&T" asking for SS#

I just got a call from a 1-800 number ending in 8804. It was a recorded message saying that my AT&T account had been flagged for security reasons, and to give the last four numbers of the social security of the account holder "after the beep" in order to avoid an interruption in service. It sounded very suspicious to me, so I hung up. It's not legit, is it?

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6 years ago

I was in my car and my own number - SUPER WEIRD - called me .I spoke (my phone is hooked up to the car) letting them know I was in the car and could not enter any information. They hanged up. 

My daughter, who is one digit off mine number got the call right before I did.  Don't give out your info.  At&T has your ss# and they will ask you to verify the digits AFTER they read them to you  

 

 

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6 years ago

I got a call just now, from my number, saying that my at&t account has been flagged for security purposes please enter the last 4 of your social 2/22/18 

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6 years ago

This happen to me last night..

Trying to find out why

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6 years ago


@Cap1944 wrote:

This happen to me last night..

Trying to find out why


Someone's trying to scam you and they figure you're more likely to answer a call from your own number than a random number or a foreign number. 

 

Unfortunately, there's nothing AT&T or anyone else can do to stop it. 

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6 years ago

I just got a call, from  what showed up on my caller id as my own cell phone number!  I answered it & it was a recording that stated, " This is AT&T, your account was compromised.  Please verify the last 4 digits of your social security number".  I hung up immediately.  Never answer or enter any digits on your phone. Hang up asap. SCAMMERS are using robo numbers & robo computers to scam people.  

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6 years ago

Not a solution. You need to find out who is generating these calls and shut them down with a formal FCC inquiry. Additionally, if they are calling from ones own cell number they can’t be blocked. Additionally they are sending text to our number and many others with the same inquiry for SS number. They, who ever they are have hacked your system. You must take appropriate action or we will take action against you.

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6 years ago

@PEMAZE spoofing is not hacking and really can't be stopped. There are literally free apps that spoof numbers. Att can't stop it no more than you could stop somebody using your address as a return address and dropping a letter in a public mailbox. That's the tech equivalent of what is happening 

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6 years ago

@PEMAZE I should add that Verizon and tmobile customers have gotten the same calls from "AT&T". They have not been compromised 

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6 years ago


@Anonymous wrote:

@PEMAZE spoofing is not hacking and really can't be stopped. There are literally free apps that spoof numbers. Att can't stop it no more than you could stop somebody using your address as a return address and dropping a letter in a public mailbox. That's the tech equivalent of what is happening 


To add on , there are legitimate uses for number spoofing, so AT&T wouldn't want to block it even if they could. For example, many business will use number spoofing so their main business phone number will show up on caller id, instead of an individual person's line, which might not be public knowledge. 

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6 years ago

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