I called 888 467 6119, which is also the name of this topic.
That is strange since a foreign guy answered back when I called it earlier up in this thread. When I asked him his name, he said Papa John. He and I went back and forth for about ten minutes before he hung up, plus he answered as Geek Squad but he just did not say his name, so I asked him and he said Papa John.
I am thinking they forwarded the call to another phone number because why would the elderly sounding lady have a toll-free number 888 467 6119?
But yes, every number posted should be checked first before posting. When I get a callback number to my TextNow while I am messing with scammers, and even if I answer the callback number that is coming into my TextNow and clearly a scammer is calling me, I still call it back to be sure it is not spoofed somehow and to see if a scammer answers it.
Perhaps you’ve made an error, this number connects to a fairly large Geek Squad scripted call centre.
If you listen and download this recording the time, date and number stamp are clearly visible in the filename which is this:
20230121-062522-8884676119-Geek Squad support
2023 the year 01 the month 21 the date it is here for almost the last 8 hours
06:25:22 I called it for the seventh time on this occasion 1 hour 18 minutes ago
There is no error in this number, nor description
Just for good measure I just called this right now
All of the numbers that I post, i vet before posting. I go through the scam for a couple minutes to make sure.
Thanks much, @JoeHammyMistakely!
I have experienced though when calling a number that is clearly a scammer phone number, not just from my calls but from other users in the thread calling the same number, but all of a sudden when we call again the call goes to some other company, sometimes to a legitimate different company. Sometimes it seems the scammers want to get back at us and they forward our calls to a different and legitimate company.
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Well, yeah indeed it’s pretty strange… I don’t know, I just called that number and an elderly sounding lady just picked up… Maybe they knew I was messing with them and they just forwarded the call to one if their victims. That’s the only explanation I can think of, or maybe the phone line just glitched. Or, they’re just forwarding calls that come from scambaiters to victims, in order to harass their victims… Which, is absolutely disgusting…
Well, yeah that’s pretty weird, the only explanation I can think of is maybe they forwarded the call to one of their victims, or the phone line just glitched out. Or, they’re trying to harass their victims by forwarding scambaiting calls to them, which is disgusting.
Yeah, I mean I don’t blame you, because I called that number before and yes scammers pretending to be from Geek Squad picked up, but all of a sudden an old lady picked up… I think they might be trying to harass their victims by forwarding scambaiting calls to their victims… Disgusting…
At 11:22 AM Central in USA, today, Monday, 23-Jan-2023, I called this (888) 467-6119. A man answered and said, “Can you hear me?” He has a foreign accent in terms of English not being is primary language. I said, “Yes Sir, I can hear you.” There was a pause and I asked in a sincere and polite way, “What is your first name, Sir?” He replied, “Father William.” I asked, “Maybe I have dialed the wrong number, Father William. With what company or organization do you work?” He replied, “Fuck every people.” (I am quoting him exactly.) At this point I laughed and said, “Every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year of every decade that you criminals work, we continue to have our fun at your expense.” He immediately hung up.
It seems this phone number if being used again by a very INEPT and INCOMPETENT and UNREALISTIC scammer.
As @Recycle_Bin has posted in this thread, let us all please be aware that it is possible that you might get forwarded to an innocent person who is NOT a scammer if you call this number.
I was just curious if today this phone number is being answered by a scammer or scammers, so for the first time today I tried calling it.
On another call just now, this Indian guy is certainly a scammer. He just answered with only hello. I said, “Is this Geek Squad?” He said, “Yes.” I asked, “What is your fake first name, stupid criminal?” He replied, “Feck you, maderchod.” Yes, he used the word “maderchod” and not the English word motherfecker. At this point I went into my “Verily I am the maderchod who dry-fecks your mother’s arse for 5 Rupees on G.B. Road in Delhi,” et cetera.
He was on the line with me for over 7 minutes. We were going back and forth insulting each other and each other’s mother. At one point he said, “You keep increasing the toll you pay.” This dumbass does not seem to understand that the toll-free number is toll-free to the CALLERS and NOT to the scammers.
Bengali accent from Kolkata