2 weeks ago
I read a thread from recently about this very thing, but it has already been locked (??) so now I'm creating a NEW thread about it. Please do not lock threads about ongoing issues unless the have been resolved.
The original link is:
When they called me, they got out of me that it's a shared account, but I don't think they have the other person's name or phone number.
From Nighthawk, posted in February:
There are several discussions about this on the forums already. Yes, it's a valid Telus number. Yes, there are scammers that spoof the caller ID data to show that number to try trick people into giving them information. The +1 at the beginning is an easy way to spot it as a scam.
If you are a Telus or Koodo customer, you can enable Call Control (free) and can filter out those calls.
I have Call Control, yet I was still being called every day, or other day. CC only stops auto-dialers, but if the scammer is listening, they can easily pass the prompt. And with speech-to-text, it's easy for a program to 'hear' the prompt question, and press the correct number, so CC isn't enough. We need an (optional, user-picked) system that can block callers without a name in the call display, and filter those names or numbers close to known businesses. I hear about number-spoofing.. if it has a designation, then why can't it be detected?
3 weeks ago, Garrycalgary asked in that thread:
I wish Telus would provide an official statement on this very active scam number
I called Telus about it and the person I spoke with said it is a Telus number, and that they are monitoring for it, and are keeping track of the numbers who get called. He said that Telus would only call a customer from a Callback, and while the number is from a scam group, calling it back redirects to the real Telus.. sounds fishy that the same number can lead to 2 different locations, so I hope I didn't just confirm my account with a scam center that copied all of Telus' menus and messages!
I have my conversation with Telus recorded, but not from when they called me.
If there's a legitimate business reason for an outbound call the agent making the call will always place notes on your account as well to both keep track of what was discussed and of course for verification should you want to check in on the authenticity of said call. We definitely hear you about call spoofing and we're constantly doing everything we can to combat these nuisance calls and track spoofing of our own toll free numbers, etc.
The part you mentioned about a different system to combat these calls is something that you could definitely post over in the Ideas section of our community!