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    Major Mayday! I'm not sure what to think of this

    Someone called me today saying that I enquired about a surround sound system that I had no intrest in buying. They obviously Dont have SSN #s or CC #'s but its just disturbing... should I still be worried?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud23465 View Post
    Someone called me today saying that I enquired about a surround sound system that I had no intrest in buying. They obviously Dont have SSN #s or CC #'s but its just disturbing... should I still be worried?
    That sounds almost identical to a common SPAM tactic. I love Caller ID!

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    Yep, I agree,

    It was one of two things. One, as the Commander noted, it was like a SPAM tactic and someone was was tryign to pull a fast one and trying to sell you something. Two, it was a scam to do exactly as you feared and someone was trying to get your vital information such SSN or credit card number, etc., in an identity theft scam. If you caught the number they called from, you might consider reporting it to the police identity theft unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander Argus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud23465 View Post
    Someone called me today saying that I enquired about a surround sound system that I had no intrest in buying. They obviously Dont have SSN #s or CC #'s but its just disturbing... should I still be worried?
    That sounds almost identical to a common SPAM tactic. I love Caller ID!
    I wasn't here to answer the phone because I wasn't home at the time but I do screen calls with caller id. I called the guy that said I enquired about the surround sound system and he said something about an Alibaba.com website. I'm on the FTC website and just checked my credit cards and credit scores and everything seems fine. I must say that it just is a bit scary when something like this happens.

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    Oh and here's the information on the surround sound system I "was intrested in" harman kardon 5.1 HTS
    only $851... wow I have expensive taste and didn't even know it... Why not get the Bose though? shesh

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    See, they heard about your private disco and are trying to get you set up.

    There have been a lot of phishing scams going around lately. I keep getting stuff that I assume comes from the Monster/USAJobs hack. That and there seem to be a number of people who think I have some rather singular health problems and are eager to sell me medications for them.

    I haven't heard from my old buddy Dr. Mkumba in a while, he used to email me pretty regularly wanting to deposit his country's treasury in my bank account, for safekeeping. Hope the revolution is proceeding apace over there and he found somewhere to deposit the money.

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    FYI, at annualcreditreport.com you can get a free copy of your credit report online, annually from each agency, and see if there's anything unusual going on. Since there's three credit agencies, I've been requesting a credit report every 4 months or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchmeat View Post
    See, they heard about your private disco and are trying to get you set up.

    There have been a lot of phishing scams going around lately. I keep getting stuff that I assume comes from the Monster/USAJobs hack. That and there seem to be a number of people who think I have some rather singular health problems and are eager to sell me medications for them.

    I haven't heard from my old buddy Dr. Mkumba in a while, he used to email me pretty regularly wanting to deposit his country's treasury in my bank account, for safekeeping. Hope the revolution is proceeding apace over there and he found somewhere to deposit the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck31003 View Post
    FYI, at annualcreditreport.com you can get a free copy of your credit report online, annually from each agency, and see if there's anything unusual going on. Since there's three credit agencies, I've been requesting a credit report every 4 months or so.
    Yeah, Edit: thats actually the same site that the FTC linked me to to check it. but I'm going to keep a major eye on my credit now just incase... every week or so till i feel that nothings wrong and ill probably go to a 3 month plan. The FTC offers a site that you can check your credit activities... I've dont the thing with freecreditreport.com... but they are cheap and a pain to quit once your trials up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud23465 View Post
    I've dont the thing with freecreditreport.com... but they are cheap and a pain to quit once your trials up.
    annualcreditreport.com is different from freecreditreport--the former there's no trial membership and is still free, but no credit score; the latter as you say has the hassle of a trial membership but you get a credit score in addition to the report.
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    Checking your credit report is a good idea, but I think that salesperson just got your name and phone number off a list and was trying to bamboozle you into buying a stereo you didn't really order. In other words, it sounds to me like a rather presumptuous and pushy sales call. When I get sales calls, I simply cut them off in mid-spiel by saying v-e-r-y firmly that I'm not interested, and they should take my name off their list. I then hang up - v-e-r-y firmly.

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