Have you ever gotten a call from an unknown number, only to have them hang up as soon as you answer? Or, even worse, have you been bombarded with ro
Have you ever gotten a call from an unknown number, only to have them hang up as soon as you answer? Or, even worse, have you been bombarded with robocalls that won’t stop no matter what you do? If so, then you’re not alone. In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of spam calls coming from random phone numbers, many of which use automated systems to place thousands of calls per day. One of the most common numbers that people have been getting calls from is 877-311-5134. But who is this number, and what do they want? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at who 877-311-5134 is and what they’re after. We’ll also provide some tips on how to stop these types of calls from coming through.
7-311-5134: Who Is This Number?
This number is a scammer. They will call you and pretend to be from the IRS or another government agency. They may threaten you with arrest or legal action if you don’t pay them money. They may also try to trick you into giving them your personal information. Do not give them any money or information. Hang up and report the call to the FTC at 1-877-FTC-HELP.
What Do They Want?
The first question you might have is “who is this number?” This is a valid question, and one that we will answer in this blog post. However, before we get to that, let’s answer the more important question of “what do they want?”
Simply put, the person or company behind the number wants to sell you something. It could be a product, a service, or even just a piece of information. Whatever it is, they believe that you need or want it enough to hand over your hard-earned cash for it.
In order to make this happen, they will use whatever means necessary to get you on the phone. This could include calling repeatedly until you answer, leaving voicemails, or even sending text messages.
Once they have you on the line, they will try to sell you whatever it is they’re peddling. This is where things can get pesky, as they may use high-pressure tactics or even attempt to guilt you into buying something you don’t really need.
The best way to deal with these types of calls is to simply hang up. If you don’t want what they’re selling, there’s no reason to engage in conversation. However, if you are curious about what they have to offer (and let’s face it, we all are at least a little bit), then there are a few questions you can ask them before making a purchase.
How to Stop Them from Calling
If you’re getting calls from a number you don’t recognize, the first thing you should do is try to find out who the number belongs to. You can do a reverse phone lookup for free on websites like WhitePages.com or AnyWho.com.
Once you know who the caller is, you can decide whether or not you want to take their call. If it’s a telemarketer or someone else you don’t want to talk to, you can block their number on your phone so they can’t reach you again. To do this on an iPhone, go to Settings > Phone > Blocked Numbers and add the offending number to your list of blocked callers. On an Android phone, open the Phone app and tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner. Tap “Settings” and then “Block numbers.” Enter the number you want to block and tap “Block.”
If you’ve been getting calls from 877-311-5134, chances are they’re a debt collector. They may be trying to collect on a debt that you owe, or they may be calling about someone else. In either case, it’s important to know your rights when it comes to debt collectors. You don’t have to put up with their harassment, and you can tell them to stop calling you. If you think they might be violating the law, you can also file a complaint with the FTC.