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Weekly Worst: 877-236-5791, 800-515-3807, and 323-366-8520

Did you receive calls last week from 877-236-5791, 800-515-3807, or 323-366-8520? If so, you weren’t alone. These three phone numbers were included in our top user reported complaints against unwanted phone calls in the third week of July. These phone numbers hit a lot of consumers with calls and PrivacyStar users looked up, blocked, or […]

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The Call of the Cruise Liner

Ever answered a call from a number you didn’t recognize only to hear the blare of a cruise liner horn in your ear? It’s one of the most annoying telemarketing robocalls out there, but also one of the most popular. Calls like these border on potentially illegal telemarketing techniques designed to get you to give […]

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Watch Out for Debt Payment Fees

You might be paying illegal high processing or convenience fees when paying off your debt if you don’t question the extra charges. Even if debt collectors insist they’re necessary, fees or extra interest might not be legal. The FTC recently cracked down on one major debt collection agency that illegally forced debtors to pay extra […]

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Weekly Worst: 757-275-8991, 417-800-2538, 401-648-9484

We’re at the height of summer and temperatures are starting to rise across the country, but that doesn’t mean your phone should be heating up with action from unwanted calls. This week’s worst offenders reported by our users are 757-275-8991, 417-800-2538, and 401-648-9484. Consumers that received calls from these three numbers typically didn’t receive just one […]

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Home Security Scam Calls

“The FBI reports that there is a home break in every 15 seconds.” Have you ever answered the phone only to hear this recording? It’s reportedly one of the most popular home security scam calls. The robocall goes on to describe that you have been selected to try a free home security system or receive […]

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Can I Receive Autodialer Calls?

Autodialers help telemarketers call you quickly and easily, but can be a big nuisance. While it may seem impossible to escape, there are regulations on who can use autodialers to call you and ways to put an end to autodialer calls from telemarketers. What are Autodialers? Autodialers are computers that store phone numbers and, when […]

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Weekly Worst: 877-236-7498, 215-525-0073, 718-078-3773

While you were enjoying the 4th of July with friends and family, telemarketers, debt collectors, and scammers were out in full force. Callers from 877-236-7498, 215-525-0073, and 718-078-3773 did their best to interrupt some relaxing days off over the long weekend. This week’s worst were particularly aggressive and users reported excessive phone calls from these […]

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Fake Debt Collectors Defrauding Families and Coworkers

Fake debt collectors are using online loan applications to harvest information as part of a debt collection scam. Before you fill out an online application for a loan, be careful about who you’re giving your information to and what sorts of questions they’re asking. On average, these scams are stealing $1,748.39 from victims. Fake Debt […]

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You Don’t Owe the Debt but Collectors Keep Calling

It’s not uncommon to get a phone call from a debt collector for debt that isn’t yours. Convincing debt collectors that the debt doesn’t belong to you can be a lengthy and aggravating process. Often the best route to resolve debt that isn’t yours is through writing instead of taking up your case over the […]

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