“Delivery Check” phone calls

Iris S (SC, Zone 7b)

There has been at least one call a day for several weeks on my landline. No message left. The caller ID says Delivery Check, the number shows several ones with the local area code. Any idea what this is about? I can’t find out much on google and it is pretty annoying. As in Sunday mornings at 8AM. Can’t block the number if I don’t know which one they will use next.

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maifleur01

I would assume it is a scam. Since the scammers are working from a list they probably purchased there will be several numbers that are used so impossible to block. I have received email with similar headings telling me I have a package. It is a scam that is going around where the package has postage or shipping charges due and want your debit or credit card to deliver it. Do not fall for it. If you have a package that you are expecting call the company to verify if their is any postage due.

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Iris S (SC, Zone 7b)

I am assuming it is a scam. Just a really persistent one since it has been going on for weeks. And the calls can be anytime from 8AM to 9:30PM. So I was curious since there is no message.

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cynic

Look up the number and you'll probably find out who it is. It's a scam, no doubt. And I just block the number and if they use a lot, I'll block "delivery check" if that's the name they're using.

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jemdandy

I've been lucky with a low count of scam calls until the past 3 months. Just today, I received the same message again that my Social Security number was being locked and that I should call . . . Yeah, right! Today's call was such a farce. It was a robo call using the same lady's voice I had heard before and the recorder had already began its spiel by the time I had picked up the receiver. I admit that it was a good one using a well paced woman's voice with a believable patter.

Behavior like this is maddening. These low-lives prey on people who can least afford it, in reality, no one can really afford this. The capture rate is low and the penalty too small.

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ldstarr

Yep. And never, ever call a number from your "missed calls" unless you recognize it. There is the group (from India I believe I read) that has some unbelievably high rate per minute phone lines that you'd be calling and will find the charges on your telephone bill!

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Red Arrow

So, I wasn't the only one who experienced this problem? I thought caller ID got broke. Although, sometimes it doesn't show numbers fully. My friend called me from the Netherlands once. They have +31 code https://areaphonecodes.com/netherlands/ but I saw only +_1

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amylou321

The local area code suggests that numbers are being spoofed to make the call seem more legitimate. My number has been spoofed and I got hundreds of angry phone calls from people wanting to know why I called them trying to scam them. It was a nightmare and my phone carrier was no help.

Just block the numbers as they call. It appears these things will never ever stop.

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cynic

If I don't know who it is, I don't answer. If they don't leave a message or say who they are, they likely will get blocked. I've blocked entire area codes when scammers are using multiple numbers and block them by their name if that applies. I like the ones who spoof putting my name and number on it. Seems ironic to have to block ME. Course, I suppose a lot of people would like to!

Telemarketers and telescammers are the lowest forms of life on the planet. I won't waste my time talking to them. I respect myself way more than that.

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sushipup1

Please realize that when the scammers "spoof" phone numbers, that number is not the one being actually used. So blocking does nothing to stop it. Your number is not calling you. Don't waste your time blocking numbers that did not call you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caller_ID_spoofing

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Lars

I've not blocked any numbers and I get very few robo calls at home. I used to get them at work, and even there I did not answer if I did not recognize the phone number.

Where I live the main area code is 310, but my number has the overlay area code 424. I don't know anyone else who has a 424 number, and so if I get a call that begins with 424, I can be pretty sure it is a robo call. My doctors numbers all have the 310 area code, and frequently when the doctor's office calls, only the number and no name shows up. I will answer 310 calls that I do not recognize for this reason, but I try to put them in my contacts list for future reference. I wish the doctor's offices would put a name in their caller ID.

Most robo calls that I get do not leave a message, but if they do, it is usually in Chinese.

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Olychick

"Delivery check" or "SSA" or "Contest winner" etc. are all just meant to tempt you into thinking that it's an official, or someone urgent call so you'll pick up. I'm surprised I haven't seen "Amazon Customer Service" pop up, since so many people are expecting deliveries from Amazon these days.

I've always maintained any politician who wants to ensure their election would include banning robot calls in their platform. I think it might be the one unifying thing for the electorate! (I think Andrew Yang has mentioned that).

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