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Tommy Tu Tone s 867 5309 rocks as the most famous phone number ever delivered in musical pursuits while Wilson Pickett popularized 634 5789 as contact information.
But another number, at least a prefix, should be recognized as prelude to a variety of scams being played on numerous victims.
Case in point, a friend passed along a phone number after a man called to say that he served as a collector for PSE The friend, a business owner, allegedly owed more than $8,000.
He called (855 221 7306) then asked for information about this collection service. Of course, the office worker gave no address, general location, or employee identification number.
The employee told the business owner that he could avoid an almost immediate shut off by wiring the full payment.
Their phone conversation ended with cursed words as the friend suggested an expletive directed command that remains impossible.
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Acting Director Steve C. Lee alerted the public.
Impostor scams like this are unfortunately quite common. They may take the form of phone calls or emails. They may demand payment via a wire transfer service or pre loaded debit card, or they may ask for personal information that could expose you to identity theft, Lee said.
By the way, area code 855 is a non geographic area code, meaning that it is not associated with any particular city, state, province, or country.
Area code 855 is a toll free number, that recently joined the list of 800, 888, 877, 866, and 844 toll free numbers. Area codes 833 and 822 are reserved for future toll free numbers.
Back in the office, I took my turn with the phone number.
Collections, this is Kevin Bryant. How may I help you?, he said.
Hmmm. He sounded professional. Polite. But most of these scam artists always start out smoother than a Brazilian bikini wax then end on a bed of nails.
Kevin asked for my name and PSE account number. Mr. Bryant refused to offer an address for his company. His frustration forced a disconnect then my call back.
It s you again, Bryant said.
The pressure continued until he offered a curse word or two and I followed him into that crypt of political incorrectness. Bryant hung up again.
A busy signal preceded the next call. Then, one more call allowed a final shot at Bryant.
The scam artist did not enjoy being referenced with that designation.
Lee offered additional instructions for consumers.
Any individual who receives a threatening demand for money from someone who purports to be from a utility company, the IRS, or any other entity, should immediately assume that the call is a scam, Lee noted.