I decided to do a link roundup about this and make it a resource post so new visitors can easily find the posts if the search engines don’t take them right to ‘em.
- My original post – just a warning to everyone
- My next post, where I talk about calling the police and Verizon. This is also the post where tons of people posted about their experience and investigations into this scam. Very valuable information here!
- My update on the fact that blocking screened calls doesn’t work like Verizon suggested, and my suggestion to tell them you’re recording the call even if you aren’t.
Some other links culled from the comment threads (but again, I highly recommend reading the comments on post #2 above, because it’s chock full of info).
- http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-442-074-2550 - it would appear this thing is international, because even if they’re just spoofing international numbers as well as domestic, that involves other countries
Where to go to complain: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints_tcpa.html. I’ve emailed them and gotten only an automated response. No idea whether they’ll help or not.
I’ll keep adding to this post as needed!