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Weekly Worst: 866-339-5726, 800-519-1823, 631-653-2996

Finding themselves on our top trending lists this week is 866-339-5726, 800-519-1823, and 631-653-2996. These numbers have had a holly jolly time contacting users over the past week leading up to Christmas and we have the scoop on what they may have wanted. Before you spend your holidays chasing after the source of an unwanted […]

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Older Consumers and Debt Collection Calls

As a rising number of users carry debt into retirement, they find themselves dealing more and more with frustrating calls from debt collection agencies. One-third of complaints from older consumers are regarding debt collection, according to a new report from the CFPB. According to the report, one of the major complaints is that collection agencies […]

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Weekly Worst: 866-473-4868, 201-224-7220, 416-364-1111

Always naughty and never nice debt collectors, telemarketers, and scammers show no signs of stopping as the year comes to a close. Last week 866-473-4868, 201-224-7220, and 416-364-1111 were at the top of our customer complaint lists. If one of these numbers has tried contacting you, we might know why. Top Debt Collector: 866-473-4868 CallerYD […]

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Virtual Kidnappings Increase

A frightening practice from the past is gaining popularity once again, but with a new disturbing twist. Virtual kidnappers are now not only calling family members to make it seem like the family member has been kidnapped, but are also in contact with the intended victim to ensure they too believe themselves in danger. In […]

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Weekly Worst: 866-847-1251, 800-850-2792, 313-989-0088

It’s almost a New Year but scammers, telemarketers and debt collectors are relentless when it comes to unwanted phone calls. The numbers, 866-847-1251, 800-850-2792, and 313-989-0088 have found themselves at the top of our debt collector, telemarketer, and scammer lists this past week. If you’re trying to figure out why these numbers called you, we’ve […]

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Watch Out for *72 Scams

Scammers are targeting consumers with convincing stories and getting them to dial *72 or *73 before placing calls to other family members. What they don’t know is that *72 is a call forwarding command programmed into phones that scammers can use to make calls charged to the victim’s bill. How *72 Scams Work Verizon explains […]

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Weekly Worst: 603-570-4413, 331-256-1086, 561-907-6017

This past week has been busy for  603-570-4413, 331-256-1086, and 561-907-6017 . These three numbers have been hard at work climbing to the top of our debt collector, telemarketer, and scammer lists. Thankfully, we have been able to determine why these numbers might have been trying to reach you. Top Debt Collector: 603-570-4413 603-570-4413 allegedly […]

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Available Positions at PrivacyStar

PrivacyStar is a 5-year old startup specializing in Privacy, Protection and Preference solutions in the mobile world and on the web. We achieve our goals by building apps and web tools that make ordinary people’s life easier, offering them choices in their daily mobile communication and protecting their piece of mind. These tools are used by […]

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