- edited 08-18-2014 8:07 PM
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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08-19-2014 3:42 AM
08-19-2014 4:00 AM
10-27-2014 11:42 AM
Thanks for the heads up! This post serves as a warning to everyone that that particular scam is prevalent these days so let us remain vigilant.
10-27-2014 11:44 AM
I found several phone numbers listed at Callercenter.com, too. The authorities might like to investigate on the complaints and get the scammers behind bars!
12-13-2014 7:32 AM
- edited 03-11-2016 6:25 PM
I got a call today a voice. The number was private. They said a satalite problem billed me over $100 for a international call and it sent up a red flag so they needed to know if I made one. They used the word "sir" before and after every sentence. I told them I don't make international calls. They called my cell which was highly unusual. I asked for I.D. They sent me a text with 6 digits that looks exactly like an AT&T text. It's just a online snapshot to get your confidence in them. Bottom line is they had my name and address and wife's name. Just needed my SS# last 4 digits. I was stupid and gave it to them. They said they were in Boise, Idaho but stammered. They were latino and chewing gum. I say "they" because when I asked to talk to the manager/supervisor it was the same voice not even altered. I asked for names of both and they gave me two non-latino names. I was having my wife lookup this scam on Google at the same time. They stalled me, went to a store within 30 minutes after adding a name to my AT&T account online and changing the address to NY, NY and bought 2 iphones. They also had my SIM cards remotely removed so my cell phone stopped working within 20 minutes. I called the real AT&T and had this purchase removed. I also had my password changed, etc. Then I contacted the credit agency to red flag them from using my SS#. My bank as well.
03-11-2016 6:57 PM
This is why we have added the account passcode security and stopped using last 4 of SSN to accounts.
The scam is intended to get someone else added to your account as a retail authorized user and have the last 4 of the SSN. Then they go to an APPLE Store (usually always in NYC) and add lines. AT&T will never, ever call and tell you unsolicited and ask for information or request to add users or anything like that.
04-26-2016 10:19 AM
My mom just got a call from "an AT&T rep" (?) asking her for her social security number and other stuff to 'run a credit check' to access 'greater benefits on her account and to lock in a low 2 year price'. I told her to hang up, because even on the off chance that it was legit, what a shady way to do business. My scam sense was off the charts, not thinking AT&T would do that.
04-26-2016 10:36 AM
Most definitely a scam. ATT does not make such calls.
07-31-2016 11:21 AM
- edited 03-18-2017 10:38 AM
I got the same phone call, the caller ID showed my own number calling me, and the recording said they were ATT and that I was flagged with fraud and to enter the last four of my social and actually did and then they hung up, I am FREAKING out now! ADVICE?
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