Beware the 801 Area Code Phone / Text / Email Scams

Latest update: February 14, 2024. Page URL indicates original publication date; meanwhile, times change, and the updates continue.

Includes information about other phone call and text scams; it's not just the 801 number being used. Other area codes and phone numbers are also being used as well for all sorts of telephone solicitor and phone scams. These days, it is unwise to call back any unknown number, this page will explain why. As an example, everyone knows that the 900 number charges exorbitant fees if you call that code. Turns out that other numbers or codes that look like regular area codes will also do the same thing to you.
Do check out the updates. They have all sorts of useful information and worthwhile government links.

Is 801 a toll free number? No, it is not.
Area Code 801 Scams

Everyone knows the 800 number is a toll free call (there is a list of other legitimate toll free codes further down the page).

There are media reports companies are using the 801 number in place of the 800 number in their advertising. The apparent intent being to deceive people into thinking the 801 phone number is a derivation of the 800 phone number and would therefore also be a toll free call. It is not.

The 801 number is the area code for a part of Utah. Don't know if the companies are actually putting call centers there or just having the number forward to where the company's call center really is. Either way, your next phone bill will include full long distance charges for your call to Utah.

Any company unethical enough to pull this stunt is more than likely routinely doing other unethical things as well. If you see an 801 phone number and the company isn't already known to actually be located in Utah, it would probably be advisable to avoid that 801 number and company altogether.

Consolidated Updates for 2013-2014-2015

  • The 801 area code phone number is also being used in text message scams.
  • Beware emails having the 801 number listed in their message.
  • The 801 area code phone number is also being used as a fake caller ID number for phishing and outright fraud and other scams. If receiving a call from this number, simply do not answer. If you see an 801 area code in your voice mail list, do not activate the message; simply delete it. Malware can as easily be sent to a phone as to a computer.
This sure is a heck of a note for the folks who live in the 801 area code part of Utah. Wouldn't be surprised if the State of Utah were to eventually have the number changed to one that wouldn't be mistaken as toll free. Not to mention the fact the number's reputation has been completely ruined anyway. (An update regarding the affected areas of Utah... The 801 area code area now has an overlay area code of 385. In other words, residents can choose which area code in which they wish to be associated).

Updates, 2016

The scams continue. In fact, they are getting worse. And not just the scams involving the 801 number. There are media reports all other phone scams are being ramped up as well.

There Are Seven Legitimate 800 Number Toll-Free Codes

(Date last reviewed and updated by FTC: Tuesday, December 31, 2019). Just a side note; though this list was originally posted in 2016, this list will be updated as new toll-free 800 numbers come along. According to the FTC, the current toll-free codes are:
  • 800
  • 888
  • 877
  • 866
  • 855
  • 844
  • 833 has over one million page views and is looking for reputable advertisers.

Updates for 2017

Please do keep posting those suspicious 801 numbers. The search engines eventually index those numbers and will continue to point future potential victims here to be warned.

Two Worthy Resources to Read and Share at Your Leisure

Do you get phone calls that when you answer, it just disconnects? It is highly unlikely you are being stalked. It is just a robocall machine ascertaining at what days and times you usually answer calls. It then duly reports that information to the telephone solicitor and scammer boiler room. The telephone solicitors and scammers then know on what days and times to call. Well, actually you are being stalked; but it's just by the telephone solicitors and scammers.

New scam. Got a robocall informing me my IP connection had been compromised and would be disconnected within the next 24-48 hours. It then asked me to press "1" for help. I immediately hung up. How did I know it was a scam? Simple, they did not identify themselves. Whether automated call or real human, a legitimate caller would have first identified themselves, e.g., "This is XYZ support", etc. Also, I highly doubt such a call that was legitimate would be a robocall. It would be a human who would first identify themselves and ISP  and would then ask for me by name. What a farce; it just never stops. In fact, it just keeps getting worse.

Be careful out there.

Updates for 2018

#1 An addition to the 2017 updates. Never call back an unknown number out of curiosity that called you and then hung up. Not just the 801 area code, but any area code. Turns out that the 900 number isn't the only premium code number where you are billed major fees for calling. There are other numbers that look like area codes that will do the same thing to you.

#2 Got the well-known, phony IRS robocall claiming to be from IRS collections or whatever. Instead of hanging up, I set the phone down so as to tie up their line as long as possible. Probably caused at least three fewer people from getting called that day. Depending on my mood, I do that with most of my landline robocalls.

#3 This is off topic, but still the perfect place to include it. From Census Bureau:

Census Bureau - April 5, 2018
Someone is at your door and claiming to be from the census bureau. Legit or scam? Turns out it is probably legit. Here's how to tell:
- They will be wearing an identification badge.
- They will be able to provide you a verification phone number.
- They will not ask you for money, credit card numbers, or your social security number.

If interested, here's a census bureau podcast about it.

#4 "Is Pat there?" Yep, appears to be another scam resurrected from year 2016. Back then they used the name "Miguel". You will receive repeated calls, I've gotten 5-6 already. He always says, "Is Pat there?" Your reply should be, "Pat is at area code (xxx) xxx-xxxx." As for "(xxx) xxx-xxxx", it can be:
    A.  Your local police non-emergency phone number.
   B. Select a number from the FBI alphabetical list of field offices near you at

Needless to say, you forget to mention where the phone number you gave actually goes. Hopefully, the hint will be taken and the calls will stop. If they are actually stupid enough to call the number without checking first; with any luck, the caller's phone number and physical location will automatically be trapped. You've certainly done nothing wrong, you were just trying to help them find "Pat". After those previously mentioned  5-6 calls, I opted for option "A". If that doesn't work, I will then do option "B". If that doesn't work, then it's just immediately hanging up as I normally do with all telephone solicitors and scammers these days. [Update.  I never heard from them again after doing option A.]

#5 June already. Telephone solicitor activity actually seems to be on the decline. However, telephone scammer activity seems to be on the increase; and they know your name. So if a caller knows your name, it still doesn't necessarily mean it is a legitimate call. Always ask who is calling. And if they start asking for personal information, then it is hanging-up time.

#6 Telephone scammers are also using the survey technique. They will tell you they are doing a survey and then ask an innocuous question for your opinion, but then they follow up by starting to ask you questions about your personal information.

#7 The usual charity scams abound this Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season. Needless to say; never, ever donate via phone call.

Updates for 2019

#1 Media reports say robocalls will increase and calls from humans will decrease.

#2 Well now; hopefully, all carriers will do this: Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools. There is other worthwhile information there as well.

#3 A very worthy, informational, and entertaining read from Wired Magazine About Robocalls. After reading it, I've gone back to not hanging up and just setting the phone down to tie up the robocaller's line as long as possible. Needless to say, don't do that if your phone service plan makes you pay for the length of incoming calls.

#4 Another worthy article. There's now an FCC scam going on. And a reminder to never call back an unknown number. And a reminder about scammers and spammers using your own number to call others: NPR.

#5 The FCC has initiated another, new, legitimate, toll-free 800 number. Toll-free number, 833, added to previous list.

Updates for 2020

January 2020 Update
Happy 2020. The federal government has passed new laws to fight robocalls. Here are two worthy articles that will tell you all about it:
February 2020 Update
Looks like that scammer calls now outnumber solicitor calls. The telephone solicitor industry may finally be dying off. Unfortunately, scammer callers (those who are deliberately attempting to steal your money or personal information) continues to rise. This includes both the robocalls and the human callers. The numbers of these outright theft attempts are only going to worsen.

April 2020 Update
The number of daily spammer and scammer calls I usually receive has radically dropped. I do believe my phone company has done something behind the scenes to cause this. Hopefully, the technology has finally been developed to fight this scourge. I found the relevant website page for my phone company here. I suspect other phone companies now have similar pages and they would be well worth the effort to find.

Meanwhile, here is a very depressing story. Never engage in a conversation with someone purporting to be from your financial institution. Whether you think the call is legitimate or illegitimate: hang up and call the number provided by your financial institution's card, website, or paper records. It also would be a good idea to go to your institution's website and check your account activity.

May 2020 Update
Here is a very worthy page from the Federal Trade Commission website: Robocalls.

And regards to CNET...

August 2020 Update
My spammer and scammer calls have still dropped over 90%. Based on the number of daily visitors to this page, apparently I am one of the lucky few. I still believe my phone company is responsible for the sudden drop. If one hasn't done so already, all I can do is remind folks of the DoNotCallList. It could very well be that phone companies are now using this list as a filter resource to help block unwanted calls to your number.

September 2020 Update
Well, I'm again repeatedly receiving two specific scammer calls over and over and over...
  • The first is a certain, infamous police association charity organization. A quick search shows that they keep over 90% of what they collect and pass along just enough so that they can't be accused of fraud. If one wants to make a donation to a legitimate police or fire fighters charity, simply call their non-emergency number and they will tell you where/how to do that.
  • The second is that well-known "cardholder" call where they claim there is a problem with your account. Needless to say, that's an immediate hang-up. If a particular call like that does trigger an intuition warning that it may be a part of something else going on, then by all means check your account and/or call your financial institution to see if anything untoward is happening.
October 2020 Update
Cellphone told me the call was from South Dakota. I don't know anyone from South Dakota; I did not answer; turned out it was a legitimate call from a local cab driver in California who was trying to find me. What a mess. If one decides to move to another state, it would probably be a good idea to update your phone number.

Early November 2020 Update
Only a couple more days before the political calls, surveys and polling calls stop.

Holiday Season Update
Nothing really new to report, other than I guess a reminder to never donate to charities over the phone.

January 2021 Update
It is highly recommended that one drop by Bing News and do a search for: stimulus check scam.

May 2021 Update
Scammer calls are increasing. Here's the latest: In latest phone scam... Gift cards are a red flag scammer tool, retail associates are even being trained to spot consumers who might be in the process of being victimized.

June 2021 Update
Here's an interesting, must-read article from CNBC: Americans lost $29.8 billion to phone scams alone over the past year. Includes prevention tips.

July 2021 Update
When there's life, there's hope. A report from CNET: Robocalls are out of control. But that could all change today. New technology and new laws.

September 2021 Update
There's a major Amazon scam going on. I received a robocall purporting to be from Amazon. It claimed that an order had been placed for over $1,000 and would be charged to my associated credit card. It then informed me the order was suspicious and a temporary hold had been placed. It then instructed me to press a number to continue. The call sounded so legitimate that it made me pause, but then I wisely decided to just hang up. I then visited the Amazon website and my financial institution's website. Sure enough, no orders had been placed or were pending/shipped and no unauthorized transactions were in process or listed. Yep, the bogus call was indeed a phishing scam or worse. Good thing I didn't press any numbers; at minimum that would have initiated even more scam calls.

A side note. It occurred to me that I don't do that much business with Amazon these days. So why should I leave a vulnerable payment method there? So I deleted the critter. It will be a pain in the neck re-entering it on my next order, but in this case security won out over convenience.

October 2021 Update
Here's the latest from CNBC on robo-texts: Robotexts are flooding our phones, and the FCC is looking at ways to stop them.

November 2021 Update
Here is where to report Social Security phone scams:

January 2022 Update
Courtesy of Common Scams and Frauds

April 2022 Update
People are now receiving scam text messages from their own phone number. Here are the details and what to do about it: Scammers are texting you from your own number now — here’s what to do if that happens.

September 2022 Update
Just a reminder to never call back an unknown area code number. Worldwide, there are now dozens of such numbers that will  charge your account as the 900 number does.

November 2022 Update
Text message scams from 801 are ramping up. A Thank You to all the commenters who have been reporting these incidents.

January 2023 Update
The Better Business Bureau has a How to Spot a Scam page. It is well worth the read.

April 2023 Update
The FBI recently made this announcement (this includes phones): Avoid using free charging stations in airports, hotels, or shopping centers. Bad actors have figured out ways to use public USB ports to introduce malware and monitoring software onto devices that access these ports. Carry your own charger and USB cord and use an electrical outlet instead.

October 2023 Update
Some reminder notes:
  • You can get on the Federal Trade Commission's National Do Not Call Registry by calling 888-382-1222 from the phone number you want to register.
  • ATT and Verizon have spam filtering options.
  • Reader's Digest recommends a spam-filtering app called Mr. Number.
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  1. someone called Alberto Munoz called me from 801-930-8778 and he told me he was calling me from my electric company, I called right away to my electric company and they do not have idea about this phone number, it is scam, i am worried because they want to send me a technician to fix something inside of my house, be carefull...

  2. received a call from 801-889-1933 stating they wanted to prosecute me and had paperwork to "serve" me to appear in court. They are in Utah and I am in NY.. Total scam - do not fall for it.

  3. I got a voice mail today from a Steve Martin at 801-742-7938 about helping him help me with some kind of "federal criminal offence". In Utah?

  4. I got a text message from 8015166336 about a Honda crv 2004 for the price of 2,000 the person will not personally call but yes a scam

  5. Has anyone investigated the origin of the scammers?

  6. The Gaines Twp Police has this as an IRS fraud caller at 801-656-2093 as of 4-15-2015

    1. I just got this call today from this number 801-656-2093- June 30, 2016. I didn't even say Hello, but listened for about 15 seconds and then hung up. They didn't say anything. Guess they were waiting for me to say something. I don't mess with numbers that I am not familiar with.

    2. I don't either.

  7. Just found out that Marriott Hotels Rewards Program listed their contact number with 801 area code on their website. If it is not a toll free number, then you will be paying to use this service when you call to complain about your missing points. Marriott is based in Utah.

    1. I got the same call today 10/2/18.

    2. Marriott is based near Washington D.C., I worked for them for years.

  8. There is an app called Whoscall that blocks all scam and telemarketers. It works wonderful.

  9. I got a call from 1 801 701 0833 wanting to buy a boat in Fl
    Any comments

  10. I just got a text from 801-876-8576 asking about a trolling motor we have for sale.

  11. Yep - got the same and they sent a check for $1550 more than what item was listed as - I don't get it - what am I missing?

    1. They will ask for you to deposit the check, then give them the $1550 overage in cash. Next thing you know, their check bounces but they are long gone with your $1550.

  12. Yep - received a check for $1550 more than item was listed for - what?

  13. Ontairo Canada, got 2 calls from 801-349-1701 on our cell phone. It cost us $0.10, for each call, on our Rogers bill this month. It's almost like it back-charged us for the caller to leave a voice message.

  14. received a call from 801-315-5454 saying I was qualified for financial aid, scam alert and another one from 315-215-4545 an hour apart and they said to claim my prize of 1,000 another scam. be aware of any of these numbers

  15. A woman call me from 801 number, she said I have unclaimed money, I just blocked the number.

  16. this scammers are also using newspaper ads and other media to sell vehicles, especially Toyotas RAV4 suv. example: 2001 RAV4 great condition, no wrecks, low miles, only $3000.00, too good of a deal right? scam, they want your call, and personal info, saw it in my local newspaper, BEWARE of ph. # 801-876-7099.

  17. put an ad in autotrader and within minutes got a text from Linda wanting to buy the car, from area code 801

  18. should have said in the post just above here, the text from Linda, if it was really from Utah that's 2000 miles from where the car is, kinda long ways to be interested in a common car with 200,000 miles on it. now this morning have text on phone from someone in Arizona, also 2000 miles from where the car is.

  19. just got a call from 801 566 8800, the name Harman Becker showed up, i did not answer it, i don't know anyone with that name. if i do not reconize the number or name i do not answer they left no message.

  20. Received call from 801 692 7712,asking if item still for sale,says I am at work text my husband.

  21. WE have another number to add to the 801 scam....801-210-7423. This one told us this was our second and last chance to reply to them before we'd be taken to court. Why don't these people get real jobs and quit trying to scam people?

  22. Ya , just gt a call from 1-801-896 1222 " Rob Williams" claiming to a Microsoft IT guy .

  23. Got a SCam call from 801-896-1222. Guy says he's Rob Williams Microsoft IT .

  24. 10/19/16 @4:38 PM 801-615-0023 called. I did not answer but deleted it. I Googled the # and got this site. I am in NY State and do not know anyone from Utah, nor do I do business there.

  25. received a call from "CompHealth" #801-930-3675 out of Midvale Utah

  26. Spirit airlines is 801 401 2222 I refuse to call if I will be charged. Is it so hard for an Airline to use a 800 toll free?

  27. Two calls to my cell from an 801 number I didn't know. Checked. Found this site.

    I didn't even pick up the cell - I don't answer calls from people not on my call list.

    Thanks for the info.

  28. We got a call from Dennis Johnson 801 area code wanted to know our email address for text messages. We assumed it was for our son whose at boot camp right now. Guess not huh. Thanks for putting up here 801 scams.

  29. Got a phone call from(801)743-5471. Didn't answer no message. Tried to call back but got the message this is a non working #. What the heck. Scammers will make a number that works for them. Says it's in Murray Ut.

  30. Numerous calls from 801-716-1170. Have not answered. Interestingly, since I have not answered, the rings is only about 1, maybe 2 rings!

  31. Have received several calls lately from 801 area codes and they attempt to "confirm" personal information with my student loan.

  32. My wife had just received a phone call while she was at work on her cell phone. The caller claimed to be 'Jovan', from 801-619-6193. He claimed to be calling from a company named 'BROWZ'. Here's the catch everyone: There is a legitimate company with that name, in Utah, which is where 801 area code is located. So it is VERY EASY for scammers to 'piggy-back' an already established Company, the larger the better.
    He claimed to be calling about safety protection, procedures, etc, & that they work with a large Railroad on the east coast, etc. He wanted $795 to provide my wife with this protection. ( we have a small business, so it was a business scam this time, not personal ) .... he said the $795 would also be annually.
    Ironically, my wife & I both previously worked in a Credit / Fraud department. :(
    Bottom line:
    4. YOU DON'T NEED STEPS 2 OR 3, because hopefully you would've gone with your gut feeling, and NEVER HAVE ANSWERED THE PHONE ...... SMH

  33. Calls from number 801-312-9645. Locators say it's from Murray UT. Person says he lives in Michigan. What's going on

  34. 801-732-7196 call and said he was from FPL he needed $800.00 or the power in my office would be turned off by 4.00PM that day wanted me to pay with gift card i have auto pay for my power bill nice try AAAAAAhole!

  35. An individual called from this number (801.896.1222), although it showed up as 622 on caller ID. He claimed to a "Microsoft Certified Technician" from the "Windows IT Department" and was calling to inform me that my PC was infected by viruses. As this was clearly a poorly executed social engineering scam (and also worth noting I don't use Windows), I challenged his claim. He told me to F*** off and hung up.

  36. About 20 minutes ago I answered the phone and it was a pre-recorded message from "the IRS" saying they had been trying to contact me as they are initiating a lawsuit against me. They gave me a 208 area code number to call. Obviously I knew it was BS. If I had my glasses on I would have seen the call number (801) 656-2093. I just listened to the message and then hung up. What a bunch of baloney! It's tax time, so BEWARE.

  37. 801-491-0348 called obvious scam , I asked how he got my phone number he starting laughing and hung up.

  38. Received two phone messages by some scam guy named Mr. White with the IRS from Utah (801) telling me the same story as the anonymous guy on 3/17/17. Folks, the IRS doesn't call you they only send letters via the Post Office. Don't fall for these scam tactics!

  39. Missed a call to my cellphone today from 801-967-7823. Suspicious as usual, I didn't call it back. I always check those iffy area codes, and I see I've got lots of company. I'm adding this to my blocked numbers.

  40. 801-573-1167 Received two text messages one had a contact attached. I deleted it and then another text messages showed up. I did not open that one.

    I immediately got a message from one of my contacts saying they received a weird voice message that was for me about a lawsuit and that they were taking me to court. I think when I opened the first text message it stole the contact info in my phone.

    I had to block the number but also had to send out text messages to everyone in my phone telling them if they get a random message for me about a lawsuit I don't have any legal issues and to immediately delete it so their contact info is not stolen. I also told them not to open anything or answer 801 numbers.

  41. area code 801 getting call from Det Hill or Ken Miller Anyone get the same guys calling from area code???

  42. Well.. Well they hit My House, WA!! Boohoo.... :( 801-864-2603!! Called 3x's said her name in the background!!! Weird

  43. My son has his car listed on Craigslist list. We're in California. Sure enough got an interested caller with an 801 area code. WTF? It happened one other time too. Wish these people would all just disappear. 😠

  44. Just got this call at 2:28pm today from (801) 649-3033, didn't catch the name (I think something to do with IRS) but it was a recording telling me my house is under surveillance and it kept going but I hung up. This was second time in about a month.

  45. Now that I know not to answer, I won't. And if somebody sends you money then wants a refund, its so they can get your banking information.

  46. Our previous phones crapped out, they were old. But we have been plagued, not with scam calls so much (a few), but a barrage of 'semi-local' companies, calling to solicit home repair/remodel business. "My name is Mike, and I work with a general contractor..." etc. Ironically, hubby used to be a gen. contractor himself, so we just tell them that, and hang up. In fact, we had our own repair/remodel business for a while, and never needed to solicit business: we got plenty by word of mouth.
    But, I digress. We got new phones, and this set (base unit and 4 extensions, like our old one), automatically filters out junk calls, by blocking and not allowing to ring through any call not in our programmed list of friends, relatives, and current businesses we use.
    It will ask such an unidentified caller to state their name, and then it will announce, "call from..." and we can decide to pick up or not.
    Guess what? Junk callers do not give the info. is SO NICE to no longer be awakened at 7:30 or 8:00 in the morning with junk calls!

  47. Received a call from 801-810-2262. No message left.

  48. Phone call from area code 801-888-7512 called 5 times in less than 3 hours..How can we have all 801 numbers unable to call here. This has been going on for days.

  49. Ever since I paid my Heavy Road Use Tax to the IRS and used my cell phone number I have been getting all kinds of these scam calls. Probably just another way our Government is ripping us off and stealing our money.

  50. my x is a elderly man.. and he continues to get these phone calls. I normally can head him off at the pass... but unfortunately, the 801-704-5300 convinced him to send $6500 for insurance for his winnings to an attorney named Robert Warren Petron out of Florida. This is such a scam. He is suppose to get over 1 million dollars tomorrow. grrrrr sure wish someone could stop all these scam calls!!!

  51. I received the following email that contained an 801 phone number. I was very suspicious about prior emails from this company, with a too good to be true job offer, that had my full name (spelled correctly) and email address.

    GVP Delivery Services Inc. is pleased to offer you a job as a Logistics Manager.
    We trust that Your knowledge, skills and experience will be among our most
    valuable assets.

    Please read the enclosed job offer and fill out form.

    If You accept this job offer your starting date will be 8 of September.
    Fell free to call +1 (801) 895-4980 us if you have questions or concerns.

    Sincerely Yours,
    GVP Delivery Services Inc.

  52. Got a text from an 801 area code saying they had info on me soliciting for on line sex on Craigslist. Had my last name and location and saying they would post my info to family and friends unless I contacted them. Deleted and blocked number. Had other 801 area code messages in the past but never researched the numbers before. Will start not opening texts or answering calls with this area code in the future.

  53. I received two calls in a period of one hour this morning from Jet Blue Airlines at an 801 phone number listed. Both times, they just clicked and hung up. My mother used Jet Blue very often but she is now deceased so that would be the only possible reason they might be calling. It is infuriating that they just keep hanging up and if they call again, I am not answering my phone since this is most likely a scam based on the other comments I read.

  54. 2-3 calls a day from (801) 889-XXXX. I have blocked 5 of their numbers and today, they called twice from two new ones.

  55. The 801 area code is for the state of Utah as well as 385 and 435 are also UT area codes. The scammers spoof these numbers as they know they are real area codes. I don't answer my phone anymore and if it's real, they'll leave me a message.

  56. Marriott Rewards phone number 1-801-468-4000 :D

  57. try this number 801-820-0263.....that will get you wondering.....and what does 11317 mean??....very creepy!!

  58. Received a call from man calling from Fox Rental Car said my rental car was involved in accident in February and they need to talk to me! 801 316-2785 Had a bogus rental number which I never had and gave the claim ente name, some never had me upset then I looked at the number and said scam! They got some nerve! Need to be locked up

  59. 8013962056.
    Very official said the call was recorded gave me his badge number told me to get a pen and paper and he'd wait for me to write down the case number. Said that tax fraud was happening and that I needed to get an attorney immediately but then at the end he offered to give me a chance to pay. He asked what would you like to do? I replied ... get an attorney. Then he said good luck and hung up.

  60. 8019742733
    Just got a call from this number asking to speak to my spouse. Asked them the reason they were calling. And they again asked for my spouse. Told them I needed to know why they were calling. They then aggressively replied with "I don't give out my information and your spouse gave me this as a contact number." Oh..I know for a fact that is not true. They got tired of me and just hung up.

  61. Just received a call from 801-772-1213. It was a recording from the "Social Security Department" that my SS# was being used in a fraud situation... dial #1 for a rep....

  62. I got a call from an 801 872 9145 telling me to appear in court or ill be arrested,people need to get real jobs....

  63. New one--got a call from an 801 number.
    It said it was from Layton, Utah.
    I did not answer.
    When viewing the number afterwards it had a 011 in front, meaning it was an international number from country code 80, which is Germany.

  64. Suspected scam. They are persistent racals.

  65. (801) 406-6854 texted me wanting to email me about an ad I placed on asked for email and unfortunately I gave it....ugh pray they don't hack me!!!

  66. I got 3 different numbers from an 801 user and they all had the same pictures and they all told me they were gonna my find my family if I didn't give them some amount of money which always changed claiming their from a cartel. The latest number is 801 719 5365

  67. My friends mom has an 801 # but she does not scam

  68. Received a call from someone who said he was with the Federal Reserve and that I won money. But I would have to pay the IRS $7500. first. The call came from area code 202 and was then told his personal number is area code 801. This must be scam.

  69. Just got an email saying that my premium subscription for McAfee, Norton, Avast and Geek Squad (yes - all these) would be renewed at $399 unless I call an 801 number.

  70. Disaster! Horrible! Outrageous! My phone's been hacked, apparently, because while I was outside in a noisy area where I couldn't hear what was going with my phone and never took it out of my pocket once, it dialed (801)-773-0630. When I finally heard a recorded message, it was over 40 minutes later. I also noticed that my phone had been Wified -- I didn't have Wifi on but Wifi had been turned on. I am terrified now that I'm going to be hit with major charges, and maybe legal charges if this turns out to be some illicit porn site or something.

  71. Ijust got an e-mail saying my paypal account was charged $499.98 for bitcoin purchase and if I have any disputes to call an 801 area code.

    1. I have a solution for you.. contact trilogy media on YouTube. They are 2 scam busters who bust these assholes all the time.. theyre good at it and are very tech savvy which helps them get ip addresses and such. Their names are Ashton Binham and Art Kulkarni. They even helped a lady who was scammed out of 32,000.00 and did a fundraiser to get all her money back to her..
      I have followed their channel for 2 yrs now. They're really great guys and so funny too.
      Give them a shout, here's their channel. Im sure they will help u

  72. I received a call from 801-879-8450 and when I didn't answer they sent me a text apparently the have done research on me and know I run an animal rescue so the text said Hi its Katia with the lost cat call me back. Well first of all my phone number is not linked to my rescue so hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I think not Katia

  73. I recieved a txt from 801 251 1771. I recieved it right after I listed my business on Google maps. His game is to hire me for a tree job on property he is selling. He is not in state (he says) and he wants an estimate. I gave him an estimate and my mailing address and told him after the check clears I'll do the job. He says ok. Then txts back a day later and says his company will allow him to only send one check and he has an electrician that will be working there and he is going to include the payment for the electrician in with my check. I was suspicious in the very beginning because he gave me an address and when I looked it up on Google maps the address showed a grassy park inside a trailer park and it was labeled as a painting company. I played along tho and went to the location to confirm. When I got there I found the property he wanted the work done on. It was only across the street. So I bid the job. Gave him an outrageous bid. 4 x more than I would normally charge. He accepted the bid without protest.He gets a tracking # for the package and tells me it has been sent. I say ok and that is the last communication I have given him so far. The check arrived yesterday and he has been constantly trying to contact me through text. The thing is he FedExd the package it took a couple weeks to get here. That's not normal. The van that dropped off the check was not labeled fedex. Then it occured to me. This guy is not in some far flung country. He is right here in this state in my town! I took note of his very good english. Most scammers have broken english. So he is American. The address he gave me was wrong because when he was scoping out a good place to claim as his, he parked his van right where I parked my truck and he googled the address as he sat there. When he got the number he didnt cross refrence to make sure it was correct. Now that he has a fish on the line he sends a check, only it was right around christmas and I assume christmas things had him busy so he couldn't deliver the check in a timely fashion. Fedex takes about 3 -4 days. He goes to the fed ex store and gets a fedex envelope to put the check in then generates a fake tracking number and label. So When he did get back to me he was very persistent trying to contact me to prime me for the delivery. When that failed he reluctantly went through with the delivery. He arrived in a sketchy white van unmarked. He moved and drove suspiciously, slowly, like he was taking in every detail looking for signs of a possible trap or sting. When he got out his head was on a swivel. I have it all on video from my security camera unfortunately it's too far away to see the licence plate. His sketchy van reminded me of a painters van.this guy works for or owns or did own a painting company, This guy is american and he is local, and he is running g multiple scams. The neighbors got a delivery from the same van. A sketchy check for absolutely no reason they said. He is still on the hook hoping I'm not wise to the game. I could catch this guy. Right now January 14 2021. I have done a considerable amount of detective work to find out what I know. I'm stuck on what to do next. I need a name and with that and all i know the cops could walk right up and arrest him. But without that they most likely will just put it on a stack of paperwork labeled "to do" because their case load right now is astronomical if I dont have a smoking gun they will not make it a priority.... if anyone can help me find that piece to this puzzle we could get one of these scammers. Time is critically important. I have a story to cover my silence that is believable. If anyone can help please send me an email. That is the only communication I will accept at this time. If you take to long to respond I may suspect that you are a scammer that read this and Is trying to steer me wrong. Time delay suggests they need to translate all of what I said. This is a shot in the dark and I'm hoping I can trust someone.

    1. I'm first seeing this on December 8, 2023, and would love to know your outcome. I am dealing with a similar, but slightly different issue with what I am sure is a scammer, claiming to be out of Utah.

  74. Someone with the name Mike Lee contact me through text message to request a sewing service and the total it was $600 but he emailed me a scanned check with the amount of $2,700 to deposit in my account. Total scam. Beware. His number is +1 (801) 876-8915.

  75. My name is James goins my stimulus check went into account number 2703 how do I find out which account and bank and whose account it is that my check went to ending and account number 2703 account number 2703

  76. Yesterday they call me from my local police department phone number and explained that my phone # was highlight in sex traffic crime.First, I was sock and listening the whole conversations but the last part he want me to go to Walgreen and send money via Western union which he gave some one name... after that I'm like who the f*** are you?

  77. 419eater remains an excellent site for scam-baiting. Learn how to turn the tables on scammers, and destroy THEIR lives.

  78. Today I got an email with the Amazon scam. It included the number +1.(801).803.-.5179 and whe I hit reply, the email address shows as That of course sent me on the search to find out about the area code, which brought me to your blog. So they're reaching out by email too. My "Invoice" is obviously terrible broken English as you can see below.

    "We have received your order and making it ready for shipment. As you have asked for express delivery your product will be delivered by September 17, 2021.
    Kindly refer the charge on your bank statement for this transaction within few hours.In case you mistakenly ordered this product or wish to make changes, simply connect with our team at +1.(801).803.-.5179"

    Also in the past few days I've been getting tons of texts supposedly from ATT saying my bill was paid and they have something great for me. I'm not going to touch any links in those messages! My bill was paid weeks ago BTW.

  79. Just received an email from saying that my bit coin purchase of 753.10 has been processed and that my bank account will show as "Paypal Coinbase" and that if i have any questions r: purchase i should call 1 801 895 3601

    1. a further look at the above email showed that the same message has been sent to at least 500 email addresses --it printed out 2 full pages of addressees and they all have emails

  80. I had a email from a 801- area code it's say from PA they need me to contact them today it's Saturday their team will be standing by waiting on me to contact them regarding how to receive $3,457.00 a month in social security

  81. Don't know if it's a scan our what, but I haven't ordered anything
    (801) 673-5741

  82. Just got email from amazon contact # 801-610-6461 said to contact for refund for an I phone and would be auto billed 790 dollars in the next 24 -48 hrs pretty sure it's a scam

  83. 8019417035 received a text using citizens bank link I believe is a scam

    1. It's a total scam, got similar message, that pending widrawal from my citizens bank account for 1890 dollars. If I disagree I need to use the link they send me. I don't even have citizens bank account. Text was from 801 600 8052

  84. Here is another number you can add to the list. 801-896-1406. It is an email in super huge text picture, claiming to be from paypal, for an amazon order for an iwatch Series 5. Of course, I do not have my paypal tied with amazon. The attachment is just a jpeg, so you can't copy/paste any of the text. The email that it was sent from, is:
    I have also been receiving a lot claiming to be from Geek Squad (which I never had an acct) saying it would renew, as well as McCaffee (which I refuse to even use that junk AV, as there are much better ones out there)
    I do not have the phone numbers they say to call for the GeekSquad or McCaffee , but the messages are almost all the same.
    "If you feel that this is in error, please call xxx-xxx-xxxx to get your refund."
    Of course, I don't fall for their scams and never call, and hope others out there keep themselves safe from these types of scams. Email scams are actually becoming worse than phone scams lately.

    Be safe everyone!

    1. I got the same email to renew MacAfee and things like they will charge my credit card with $239.99 if I do not call them. Called them at 801-895-4894 and Daniel 'very professional' IT guy offer to help to cancel that and he actually guide me to install TeamViewer in my PC and give him the ID and password . I know some things about computers and if I gave him the ID and password he easily get in my PC and still my information. I did not want to give the Id and password and he start being so aggressive and verbally attack me. I realized in that moment what I was doing and hung up. Just be careful they are very convincing .

  85. I just listened to my voicemail from an 801 area code. That’s why I’m looking at this article. The non-gentleman leaving the message only said PROFANE language! I was horrified.

  86. Hmm... God Bless...

  87. How can u find out if someone charge something with your card ending 1234

  88. +18017179147 i just received call from this no
    Where is this

  89. (801-285-9303) Received an email today thanking me for my $299.99 instant debit purchase of Microsoft Firewall Premium Protection. Listed 801-285-9303 as the customer service number to call should I have any questions. After a moment of panic, I googled the number and ended up here. Trusting this is yet another scam.

  90. I was applying for a job with AECOM and it took me to where I could email Shirley Adams in HR (real person, I figured out a little too late that the email is fake)

    I was given this phone number to keep contact with:
    801 210 2866

    Be careful especially when applying for jobs!

    1. I got the same number from her today! I was going to post the whole email, but saw your comment first! People disgust me!

  91. Pay pal scam 801 number Aug, 3, 1923

  92. Does it ever end, this number, 8018775491, caller pretended to be support service, and then tried to hack my PC, but fortunately i found this article online while I was double checking the caller before continuing further. I also have subsequently searched the number more thoroughly and found some very hectic cases of people being hacked and scammed by the same number, here's the link if anyone else is doubtful.

  93. Received text from 801-613-2755 saying they found my resume through Indeed and claimed to be from Rockcity Recruiter. Said I didn't get the position with them but to contact one of his clients, Aaron King, attorney at law, @ because he is looking to hire a personal assistant that pays $2000 bi-weekly. What a joke!!

  94. Yet, here is another 801 PayPal number through email thanking for my recent order of a IPHONE being shipped to Georgia. I live in California. When I called them they told me to call them back when I'm able to get to a computer or laptop. The phone number is (801)948-0597.

  95. Have no idea who or how it was done but my home landline was set up to forward incoming calls to this number 801-923-4216. Going to check with carrier to see if there are any unwarranted phone charges


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