Is the phone number 503-902-8279 bothering you? Do you want to know who it is? Not to worry – it’s just an annoying telemarketer who is hounding countless others just like you, and you can safely ignore this pest. Read on for more details:
Security Alarm Telemarketer
They may identify themselves with generic names such as “Security One” or “Home Security” but really it’s just a low-end security system salesman, perhaps from a place called Mac Marketing. If you don’t answer, you’ll may just get dead air, if anything. If you do answer, you will likely get a voice-activated robo-caller asking you if they can install their security system in your home, perhaps in exchange for putting a sign in your front yard. This is a relatively old bait-and-switch technique. Read this post about the “Free Security System Yard Sign Scam” that will describe how this operates.
The caller ID indicates that they are calling from Oregon, which may or may not be accurate. Calling the number back from a blocked phone will yield the message that your number can’t be determined and to call back with an unblocked number so you can opt out of future calls. Calling back with an unblocked number will go through a removal process, but it’s unclear if they actually remove your number or not.
Block ‘em or ignore ‘em. But don’t fall for this spam tactic.
There are several 503 area codes bothering Americans lately, such as 5034571003, which we discussed last week.
Here are a couple of other security salesmen covered here:
Free Security System For a Sign in My Yard: Scam or Legit?
This information is accurate as of 7/2/2012
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