Telecom companies are known to call or text their customers with offers and promotional sales from time to time. However, many scammers take advantage of this fact and impersonate telecom companies in an attempt to scam a user.
In this article, we’re talking about why you’re receiving calls from 8443191130 and whether or not the number is a scam.
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Scam calls from 8443191130 explained
Simply put, any calls you receive from 8443191130 are scam calls. The number won’t show a caller ID when you receive a call and will not leave you a voicemail either.
The number is reportedly part of a larger social engineering scheme that tricks unsuspecting users into giving up sensitive information like their account numbers, PINs and sometimes even security questions to let the scammer access their accounts.
Scammers will try and do the following two things when you receive a call from the aforementioned number:
- They might claim that they have a special offer or discount and ask for sensitive information under the pretence of availing of the discount.
- They’ll try and threaten or rush you into giving up the aforementioned sensitive information by saying your account might be deactivated or blocked.
Most of the victims seem to be Sprint customers, but there are reports of several other carrier customers receiving the call as well.
How to protect yourself?
The best way to get rid of such calls and protect yourself is to simply hang up the phone as soon as you’re asked for any sensitive information and block the number. If the caller is actually your carrier, they’ll never ask for sensitive information and will reach out using other means of communication as well.
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