I received a call from a male with a heavy foreign (Indian?) accent. He kept repeating my name–only he said it last name first. He asked me if I was this person. I asked him where he was from, and he said UPS. Once he said UPS, I foolishly told him I was the person he was asking for. As soon as I did, he hung up.
I looked at my caller ID, and saw the call was from Vineland NJ and the number was 856-204-0652. I called the number, and an automatic answering system answered as MagicJack (magicJack.com), but that I had called an unassigned number.
I went to MagicJack’s website, and found a “live chat” page (there was no phone number to call): www.magicjack.com/techchat/ . I explained what had occurred, and asked if they could identify the number. I also directed them to this Whocallsme web page. “Pearl” went away for a while. When he/she returned, the following exchange occurred:
Pearl: Please do report this act in to the nearest police department for them to report this to us.
Me: OK, I shall do that. Thank you.
Pearl: To be eligible for your reward, please click here. Your reward instructions will be emailed to you. Thanks again!
Pearl: By the way, Hope you do the survey for me….Your Priceless Kindness is Much Appreciated. Thank you. Take care and stay Blessed always! =)
Me: Are you able to identify the caller?
(no further response from MagicJack)
Is MagicJack perpetrating what appears to be a phishing scheme?
Since whoever is doing this had my name and phone number, is this an attempt to place fraudulent charges onto my phone bill? (I shall call the phone company to report this.)8562040652, 4.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings