People have reported annoying phone calls from +1 450-805-4708. It says ‘From Saint-Marc sur Richelieu’ and requests you to dial 1 or 2 for your preferred language choice (English or French). As a result of this, the telephone number has been flagged as spam and scam.

This article sheds a light on how the scam works and how your number was gotten hold of.

Understanding how +1 450-805-4708 Phone Scam Works

The guys behind +1 450-805-4708 are using the telephone number for different kinds of scam. They often pretend to be a survey company, calling to ask some questions for fieldwork. However, the questions asked are sensitive and can be used to gain access to your financial account.

Questions like –

  • In what city were you born?
  • What is the name of your favorite pet?
  • What is your mother’s maiden name?
  • What high school did you attend?
  • What was your favorite food as a child?
  • Where did you meet your spouse?
  • What year was your father (or mother) born?

These are common security questions that becomes a problem when they’re leaked online

Another scam associated with the telephone number is the credit card scam. The crooks often call recipients, pretending to be from your bank. They claim the credit card was compromised (had fraudulent transactions), and ask that you provide the full card number.

Whatever tactics they use, don’t fall for the scam. They might pretend to be a HR from a recruiting company, or even pretend to be Amazon customer care. Whatever the case might be, kindly ignore.

How was Your Telephone Number gotten?

There are many ways with which your telephone number was gotten by the scammer. It could be one of the following;

  • Directories on the web
  • Web search
  • Social media
  • Dark web
  • Number generator (auto dialer)

What to Do About This Phone Scam

First things first; do not call back the number or respond to their request. You shouldn’t attempt to provide whatsoever information asked no matter how trivial you think it is.

Flag the telephone number as scam. That way you’d help spread awareness of the fraud and prevent people from being victims. You can flag the telephone number via your call blocker app.

Don’t have one installed already? Call blocker apps are available on app stores like Google Playstore, Apple App Store. Aside from flagging potential scams, they can help you directly stop calls identified as scams or make them ring silently.

Lastly, if you’ve already fallen victim to this scam, either by providing your credit card details, or sensitive information, you should do the following;

Alert your Bank of the Fraudulent Activity

Immediately notify your bank of the leaked credit card details and request for a credit freeze. You should also cancel your credit card and get a new one.

Enroll in identity theft monitoring services

Identity protection services like Experian or Aura monitor databases that collect different types of information. When you enroll with them, you’d receive an alert notifying you of suspicious activities like –

  • a change of address request
  • court or arrest records
  • orders for new utility, cable, or wireless services
  • an application for a payday loan, etc.

Bottom Line

You’ve a call from +1 450-805-4708 because you’re being targeted by scammers who are pretending to be either survey companies or credit card companies. Whatever the scenario may be, do not provide any information to them.

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By Judith Davidson

I am Judith Davidson, a Cyber Security Professional. I am the founder, Investigator and Author of I started working as a Cyber Fraud Researcher in 2019 when I saw lots of people falling victims to fraudulent websites pretending to sell disinfectants, masks and wipes during the Covid19 pandemic. Since then, I've saved millions of people from online scams.

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