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Watch out! Another Scamster!

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Caterina Platt

Senior Member
Jan 17, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
New Mexico
Got a collect call on my business line yesterday. The caller was a male voice using a 3 letter business name (don't remember the letters) stating he needed to verify an address. The recorded operator gives you 3 options:

Touch 1 to find out the charges applicable. Get this, $ 1.71 per minute with a 3 minute minimum. Then there is a $7 fee of some sort, an $8 fee of some sort, and 'if you are not a subscriber to this service (what service???), there will be an additional $3.00 charge. Hmm, sounds like about $25.00. Yikes! 8O :evil:

Touch 2 to accept. NOOO! Don't do it!

Touch 3 to deny the charges.

The number shows up on my caller ID as 504-467-7230. I try to call back, always busy. Reverse look up turns up a Leandrew Thomas in a suburb of New Orleans. Personal number evidently.

Ever wonder if we're going about making $$ the hard way?

Mountain Man

Elite Member
Jan 15, 2002
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
Better check your phone bill very carefully next month. I have seen charges appear from scam services, even after I denied the call or hung up on them. :evil:

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