I received a phone call from this number stating this wasn’t a spam call, and I needed to provide sensitive information as there was troubles with my TD account.

I’ve tried to call back this number using Pop-Tox, and it says “Sorry, something looks wrong with this number. .

However, after trying to Reverse Cell Phone Number Lookup, I got this:

Links below go back to 2012 stating this number as fraudulent:

Google Search

Had issues with my card so i called the number on the back.  It had been locked by loss prevention. Got a call from this number soon after.  It is loss prevention, but the smart thing to do is call 1-866-222-3456 the number on the back of your card


My conclusion is is that much like this Article CRA Spam Callers Using Inactive Numbers’ these scammers have been using this number as well as TD since 2012!!! So, like recommended in the bit I quoted above from, when in doubt, always use the number on the back of your card!

Click on the links below to see TD’s tips on the matter!

Protecting Yourself against Future Attacks

If You’ve Received a Suspicious Text Message or Phone Call

*PHONE TIP!* Whatever you do, do not give away your name, voice inflections or anything else relevant when answering these calls. Better yet, ignore and block them asap! For more info on that, check out this article here: Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

**SPAM/SCAM** 17023595643

When I said hello, they immediately hung up, red flag 1.

When I called them back on POPTOX I got this message:

“Thank you for returning our call regarding your property. To speak to a representative press 1, to be removed from the mailing list press 9.”

I pressed 1, it immediately replayed the message. I pressed 1 again, it repeated it, then when I pressed it a third time it hung up. Red Flag 2.

I used Z-reverse look-up, and supposedly this number is not in service, Red flag 3.

Then this number phoned me back and wouldn’t hang up, no noise in the background at all, so I hung up to avoid any charges or data capture they were trying to achieve. Red Flag 4.

Be safe friends!!

Newest Scam – Requests you leave behind your name and phone number for more info

Got a call from phone number 16176589070, but instead of an automated call, dead air. Intrigued, I tried to call back on PopTox, but it said it was an invalid number. Using their reverse phone lookup, I found out it was a number in Boston Massachusetts.

Using a public phone, I dialed it and was instantly greeted by an automated message, I’ve put the best quotes below for anyone doing scam research.

“Hi I’m Mark and thanks for calling, I’m going to do you a favor and cut right to the chase.”

“Here’s the truth, i’m being working from home for over 16 years – bragging about kids never seeing me leave for home…”

He then goes on to say you shouldn’t have to and how he went from making barely minimum wage to bragging about his last 8 years where he pulled in a 6 figure income, and how in the last 2 year span he’s made way more and is ready to mentor.

He offers you mentor-ship promising he can help you get rich “In the cold market without pitching your friends and family” something about an “automated lead system that will deliver interested and qualified” promising that “you literally only talk to people that talk to this number”

He then goes on to say he can prove with documentation who he is, and is “looking to mentor people with a simple 2 step system
again no hype or gimmicks, just the facts.”

Now, here’s where the catch is – “Here’s all you have to do, you have to have capital. borrow it from your friends.” Huh, I swore you just said I didn’t have to pitch to my friends and family…

“You’re going to need at least 500 to get started. if you can’t get that money you may as well hang up now. If you agree with me it’s worth to invest a little bit of capital” He tries to press the point of needing money to make money, then provides the final almost seemingly innocent request.

“Give me your name and number after the tone so you can make your own decision.”

Well that sure sent shivers up my spine, I hung up and google searched! And while I haven’t been able to find this exact scam, I’ve found reference to closely related scams where the caller asks for a variety of information that they will then use as they see fit.

Other things I find wrong with this phone call was the lack of proof promised, l and inability to link this number to any actual person online.

Please see below for other scams closely related.

TechCo News


Tech Support

I’m a computer nerd. I’ve spent a considerable amount of my career helping people who’ve never touched a computer learn the difference between a monitor and a computer, and what a mouse is! If something goes wrong at work, or someone’s having an issue over the phone, I get the call. I’m reminded that these phone calls really aren’t that bad in comparison to this guy’s day! YAY MAN EATING CHICKENS!!!

Don’t Call Back Spam Numbers!!

We all get them, annoying spam calls. But do you know what their newest trick is? You’ve missed a phone call from an unknown yet ‘safe looking number’. You call it back, and they ding you through the nose in charges.


First off, your clientele, friends, family and anyone else who REALLY wants to get a hold of you will get a hold of you, and will more then likely leave a message or follow up with a text. So, you might be one of those people who already ignores all unknown numbers

Now you might say, ‘Well what if my voicemail is full Sarah?? I have kids, they could be calling from an unknown number, and they could be in trouble!! What NOW?’ Well, never fear, as I have pondered, researched and found a solution!!! Introducing PopTox! The online internet service which ONLY requests your microphone, not your video feed like Skype, and doesn’t charge you to make phone calls to landlines.  I was able to call a states-side number with my computer, verify it was spam, and mark it on the appropriate sites.

Lastly, once you’ve successfully identified a spam number, BLOCK IT!!! This cute little function became mainstream in phones about 6 years ago and has saved my sanity more times then I can count! I do know older I-phones and androids did not have this function, also is not available to my knowledge in ‘Brick’ Phones, but remember, you can always call your provider and ask that this number be blocked.