Scam call from 1-800-222-2222
I received a call to my cellphone at noon Eastern time in the U.S. on Saturday
June 16, 2018 with the calling number showing as (800) 222-2222.
When I answered the call I heard a message stating the call was an
automated call that would provide a chance to earn a $50 credit on
your next bill. I was then prompted to hit "1" to continue. I did
and heard the messaage "Please enter your Verizon billing password"
at which point I ended the call. After I ended the call, I called
the number back and heard the message "Welcome to America's hottest
talk line. Guys, ladies are waiting to talk to you." I have Verizon
as my provider for cellphone service. If a Verizon user goes to the
webste, he or she can log into his or her account by providing
either a mobile number or User ID with the password for his or her
account. So anyone falling for the fraudulent call will, by providing
the password, since the scammer will know the called number, provide
the credentials the fraduster will need to use the person's Verizon
account. When I looked up the number online, I found others reporting
fraudulent activity from the calling number. E.g., 800-222-2222 |
Suspected Scam Call | Whitepages. At that page, someone posted
on June 14, 2018 3:10:48 PM that he or she received a "Verizon
Wireless scam" call from that number. I logged into my account from
a computer and opened a chat session with a Verizon representative to
report the fraudster. She told me she was going to report it.
I also submitted the number at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Stop Unwanted Calls and Texts webpage through the "file a complaint
with the FCC" link on that page.