Today i got a call from this number (+1 844 277 6920 ) and he said he's from FIDO and need to verify my account and he says my full name but i told him this is wrong number and ended the call immeditaly .
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So this is all a little odd. My partner and I both get these calls DAILY. When I called customer service to see about getting me removed from the list the told me that this 844 number does NOT belong to fido and there were no records of calls being made to me by thair sales team....
Is someone spoofing Fido's number or am I just listening to too many true crime podcasts?
Crazy - I call customer support and they say it is not. But they did remove me from the telemarketing list just in case. I've not gotten the call today so maybe it's solved?
Podcasts: Darknet Diaries is great for techies. I also like ReplyAll (but they aren't true crime, just techie stuff like this gets discussed).
Have a nice day and thanks for your response.
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@andmwoo wrote:..Is someone spoofing Fido's number. ..
I understand the phone number is from Fido's Telemarketing team. However, with the recent abundance of SPAM and SCAM calls (and fraud), I think it's now dangerous to blindly say the calls are from Fido. Spammers and scammers can spoof any number or caller ID (ie Police; see here). It wouldn't be difficult to search online for the numbers used by the various telemarketing teams. Even the RCMP are not immune to being spoofed (see here).
Perhaps the calls you received were from Fido's Telemarketing team and having your number added to their internal Do Not Call list will prevent future calls. However, I don't think it's unreasonable to not trust the number anymore. I understand the telemarketing team have a job to do and these comments might make their job more difficult. I think they need to find a better way to reach customers -- a way in which customers can trust it's actually them.
Hope this helps
I've been recieving calls from this number as well, they've called me at 9pm on a saturday night before. Only it is NOT the Fido marketing team. It is definitly a fraud!!
The woman on the line told me she was from the IRS on behalf of Fido. First off; I am from and live in Canada, no IRS here there bud. And second; we owe NOTHING on our bill etc so there would be no reason for them to call anyway.
I did call Fido immediatly to ask to be taken off the telemarketing list (I am already on the National Do Not Call list), and she stated there were no notes on my account that Fido had contacted me. She also said it was most definitly a scam. The problem is they are using the marketing number in hopes ppl will answer.
If I am contacted again by them I will be contacting the authorities. Just wanted everyone to watch out, as 9 times outta 10 its a scam.