Recent 'Phone Scams'

Possible Scam from 570-309-3055

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Recently received a phone call from 570-309-3055 that appears to be trying to scam people. The female caller was asking for someone who was responsible for the electric bill (or at least that what I thought she was asking). Right from the beginning the types of questions being asked were trying to get you to say “Yes”. I was asked if “I was responsible for the electric” and then another question “Are you a business”?

I did a little research and found that some others are also reporting a potential phone scam from the number.

Now, the number shown on the caller id was 570-309-3055 but it could have been manipulated. If you receive a call from this number, you probably should just plain hang up on the caller. Since I am paranoid about receiving telemarketing type calls, as a precaution I never use the word “YES” until I can figure out who the caller really is.