January 25, 2021

Scam calls question

You know all the scammed calls we often claiming to be Microsoft, IRS, etc. Well, I assume they get our numbers as “leads” where do they get the leads from?



Originally bots scraping the web for names, job titles and phone numbers associated to them. Or they just employ robocalls, crawling through all phone numbers in ascending order and see who picks up.

(My wife and I have adjacent phone numbers and often she gets a robocall, a minute later my phone rings with the same call)

If you fall for it once (or at least appear to) you get the honor of being added to the ‘gullible fool’ list that then gets passed around/sold between scammer call centers.

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