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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:45 PM

Getting phone calls asking Press 1 to accept etc

No ID showing so I suspect its a scam attempt.

Anyone know the name of this scam if any? Or the nature (IRS, credit card)?

I never answer these calls of course.


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Reply Getting phone calls asking Press 1 to accept etc (Original post)
BSdetect Apr 24 OP
Ocelot II Apr 24 #1
PoliticAverse Apr 24 #2
BSdetect Apr 24 #3
canetoad Apr 24 #4
discntnt_irny_srcsm Apr 24 #5

Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:47 PM

1. Pressing one tells the caller a live person answered the phone

and they'll keep pestering you.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:58 PM

2. See...

Health Insurance Marketplace Scam Alert
Press 1 when you get the robocall and you'll open yourself up to identity theft

https://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/health-insurance-marketplace-scam/

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:08 PM

3. Thanks, just as I suspected

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:30 PM

4. It's name is legion



It seems to have become quite trendy in scam world. I get those from a number of sources here in Au.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:23 PM

5. I have no idea

My phone is an android based Blackberry and has a "Priority Only" setting. I use it all the time. I have most known callers and businesses that I deal with saved in my contacts list. For calls not in that list, known numbers, blocked numbers, toll free numbers... the phone never rings. If they don't leave a message about something I care about, I block the number and flush it.

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