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Weekly Worst: 617-581-1051, 917-398-9357, 602-892-9944

Did 617-581-1051, 917-398-9357, or 602-892-9944 call you last week? Our users reported that these three numbers were at the top of the list for unwanted calls last week. If you’re wondering why one of these numbers called you, we can help. Top Debt Collector: 617-581-1051 If you’re receiving calls from 617-581-1051, they’re probably calling for […]

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Protecting Your Identity as a College Student

You’re in college because you’re preparing for your future. But you might be making some big mistakes that could cost you the very things you’re working towards. It all has to do with something that seems trivial—nine little digits called your social security number. Problem is, you might not even know damage has been done […]

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Weekly Worst: 757-251-0505, 305-602-0753, 202-855-3333

Last week, we received hundreds of reports about 757-251-0505, 305-602-0753, and 202-855-3333. Each of these numbers placed high numbers of unwanted or abusive calls to our users. If you received a call from one of these numbers, we have the scoop on why they might have called you and what you need to do about […]

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How Can I Protect My Child’s Identity?

When was the last time you requested a credit report for your child? You’ve probably never done it because you assume your child doesn’t have a credit report. Children shouldn’t have any credit history until they apply for their first credit cards or loans for college or their first car. One sign of child identity […]

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Watch Out for Social Media Scams

Spotted someone on Instagram or Twitter that lives a lifestyle you want and who promises to help you do the same? Before you decide to invest in what they’re proposing, know that social networks are a popular place for scam artists to attract potential scam targets. Recently, Instagram scams have been increasing in popularity by […]

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Weekly Worst: 888-745-2315, 512-375-3941, 724-490-6234

Summer has come to an end and the kids are back in school, but unwanted calls haven’t stopped with the change of the calendar. The last week of August saw high user reports and lookups for 888-745-2315, 512-375-3941, and 724-490-6234 through our unwanted call blocking app. If one of these numbers called you last week, […]

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Shocking & Disturbing Kidnapping Hoax Scam

If someone called you saying they had kidnapped a loved one and were going to harm or kill them unless you paid a ransom, would you pay up, no questions asked? It seems unbelievable that these scam artists are getting away with a new fake kidnapping scheme. This horrible scam tactic has fooled a number […]

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Weekly Worst: 731-577-4212, 786-204-4348, 631-657-9214

731-577-4212, 786-204-4348, and 631-657-9214 were at the top of the list for unwanted calls looked up or blocked by users thanks to our unwanted call blocking app. Our users reported information on each one of the phone numbers that can help explain why one of these numbers called you and what you should do. Top […]

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Why Did My Number Call Me?

There’s a new scam that’s hit the Midwest that’s sure to work its way through the rest of the country soon. Consumers are reporting calls from their own phone numbers. Most calls are a recorded message. The scam offers to lower your credit card interest rates and asks for credit card information in automated prompts. […]

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