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Scam? Or improbable coincidence?
geojoker
Member

I received a text from an area code and prefix similar to mine that simply stated "hey". When I asked who it was, the response was "You called me... who is this"? I didn't answer. Oddly, at the general time, that same number called a coworker who did not recognize the number and did not answer. Is this some sort of complex scam? Seems improbable that we would get called/text from the same number, as we have no other commonality other than work.

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Re: Scam? Or improbable coincidence?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

geojoker, unwanted calls and texts can be a huge annoyance these days, but typically they are not considered a scam. That would depend on the information the person is trying to obtain from you. The first recommendation is to ensure your phone number is registered on the FCC’s do not call list at www.donotcall.gov. You can block numbers for free in your online account by selecting “Block Calls & messages” on the following web page https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/block-numbers/. Then Verizon offers an additional service titled Verizon Call Filter that can detect spam calls and prevent the completion of the calls. Please click on the following web page https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/call-filter/ for the details. Does this help? DavidC_VZW

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