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Strange Numbers Calling? SCAM calls.

  • 28-01-2018 11:33am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭ WhiteMemento9


    Has anyone been getting lots of strange calls from foreign numbers since signing up with Crypto exchanges? I am now getting a few a week off different numbers.

    It is funny because a friend who I recently went through the whole process of signing up to the same sites over the last few weeks got his first random call this morning.

    I got the same call this morning from an identical number in Slovenia. Maybe the scammers have got the list of numbers from somewhere else but just want to see if anyone here is having similar experience to gauge if there is any correlation.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭ cravings


    what sites have you signed up with?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭ WhiteMemento9


    cravings wrote: »
    what sites have you signed up with?

    Too many to mention :p

    But the ones we would have in common are Coinbase, Kraken and Binance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,084 ✭✭✭✭ ED E


    People are far to quick to give out personal info.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 318 ✭✭ h0neybadger


    Been getting them often enough. But my partner and family get them the odd time too recently.

    None of them are on exchanges with their number a listed, I think it’s just Irish numbers being targeted, and the link between exchanges, Crypto and receiving these numbers is just a coincidence.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,597 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Are you with Vodafone or Three / have an 087 number?

    Premium number scams have been running a lot lately from foreign numbers - the idea is that you get a missed call, ring them back and then get charged high call fees.

    https://www.independent.ie/business/technology/wangiri-phone-scam-sweeping-across-ireland-is-unprecedented-say-operators-36240323.html


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭ WhiteMemento9


    Thanks, I am aware of those scams. I was a little more worried that sensitive details were out there somewhere and could be used to make plays at accounts I hold online. It does seem the more likely explanation is just that this is part of the general scam calls you describe.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,597 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Thanks, I am aware of those scams. I was a little more worried that sensitive details were out there somewhere and could be used to make plays at accounts I hold online. It does seem the more likely explanation is just that this is part of the general scam calls you describe.

    I wouldn't worry to much about it. Most likely unrelated to the numbers you gave the exchanges. If a hack or leak where to happen of personal details, it would be all over the internet

    Just make sure you turn on 2-factor Verification via Auth apps (not SMS) for all accounts.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ Miller Faithful Sibilant


    Mr.S wrote: »
    Are you with Vodafone or Three / have an 087 number?

    Premium number scams have been running a lot lately from foreign numbers - the idea is that you get a missed call, ring them back and then get charged high call fees.

    https://www.independent.ie/business/technology/wangiri-phone-scam-sweeping-across-ireland-is-unprecedented-say-operators-36240323.html

    I’m with none of the above, nor am an 087 number. Nor have I recently signed up to anything new, but have been getting those calls roughly once a week since November. Phone rings twice only. Last one was from Estonia. Others have been from Slovenia. I usually block the number immediately.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,597 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    I’m with none of the above, nor am an 087 number. Nor have I recently signed up to anything new, but have been getting those calls roughly once a week since November. Phone rings twice only. Last one was from Estonia. Others have been from Slovenia. I usually block the number immediately.

    That's the scam in the link above. They just use auto-diallers on all the mobile prefixes and make there way through one by one.

    Seems to be happening more with 087 and 083 numbers though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,063 ✭✭✭ Fighting Tao


    If you ever sold anything on websites like Gumtree or Donedeal that show your mobile number you are more likely to get targeted too. It has been happening my wife. She had an ad on Gumtree and while the ad is long gone some other site seems to have taken a screen scrape so it's online for for eternity. Google your mobile number to see.


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