855-560-1423 / 8555601423 – ALLEGEDLY Royal Bank Canada – RBC Collections

 

This is (ALLEGEDLY — SEE BELOW, AND COMMENTS!) in-house collections from The Royal Bank (RBC) of Canada.

NOTE!!! I received this comment (thank you so much!) which I’m including in full. The sad thing is I (a relatively informed guy) apparently fell for it, though luckily I ignored them, as per my typical dealings with credit people:

SCAM ALERT says:

I have also been called by this number, but I never answered the call. I did a number check over the internet and came across several responses to this number and similar numbers to 855 – 560 – 14xx.

I contacted RBC directly and this is the information given to me by an RBC manager:

1. This is not one of their numbers. RBC numbers are posted on their website.

2. They do use automated messaging and the automated message will leave a message on your voice mail.

3. RBC uses 1 – 800 – xxx – xxxx numbers not 1 – 855 – xxx – xxxx

They also provided the following information:

Your reporting of these fraudulent calls are important, and we would kindly ask that you contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) to report these calls by one of the following methods:

· phone at:

- 1-888-495-8501 (Toll Free)
- 1-705-495-8501 (Overseas and Local)

· fax at 1-888-654-9426 (Toll Free)
· mail at Box 686, North Bay, Ontario, P1B 8J8
· email at info@antifraudcentre.ca.

After reading several blogs on various websites, the suspicious numbers use variations of:

855 – 560 – 14xx

Be vigalent and never give personal information out to anyone. If you are not sure, then contact your bank through a known number and check.to see if the number is legitimate. If you talk to a live person on the other end then try to get as much information as possible such as full name (get them to spell it out), a return contact number, employee number, where they are calling from (city, province/state, country, street address, email information, etc.) Tell them you will call back, then check with your bank. If information does not match up, contact the authorities.

SCAM’s come in all types, check out what happened with yahoo when the email system got hacked.

 

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4 comments on “855-560-1423 / 8555601423 – ALLEGEDLY Royal Bank Canada – RBC Collections
  1. SCAM ALERT says:

    I have also been called by this number, but I never answered the call. I did a number check over the internet and came across several responses to this number and similar numbers to 855 – 560 – 14xx.

    I contacted RBC directly and this is the information given to me by an RBC manager:

    1. This is not one of their numbers. RBC numbers are posted on their website.

    2. They do use automated messaging and the automated message will leave a message on your voice mail.

    3. RBC uses 1 – 800 – xxx – xxxx numbers not 1 – 855 – xxx – xxxx

    They also provided the following information:

    Your reporting of these fraudulent calls are important, and we would kindly ask that you contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) to report these calls by one of the following methods:

    · phone at:

    - 1-888-495-8501 (Toll Free)
    - 1-705-495-8501 (Overseas and Local)

    · fax at 1-888-654-9426 (Toll Free)
    · mail at Box 686, North Bay, Ontario, P1B 8J8
    · email at info@antifraudcentre.ca.

    After reading several blogs on various websites, the suspicious numbers use variations of:

    855 – 560 – 14xx

    Be vigalent and never give personal information out to anyone. If you are not sure, then contact your bank through a known number and check.to see if the number is legitimate. If you talk to a live person on the other end then try to get as much information as possible such as full name (get them to spell it out), a return contact number, employee number, where they are calling from (city, province/state, country, street address, email information, etc.) Tell them you will call back, then check with your bank. If information does not match up, contact the authorities.

    SCAM’s come in all types, check out what happened with yahoo when the email system got hacked.

    • TheMan says:

      That is awesome information. I will possibly put it up in the actual note, above.

      I’m still sort of confused as I personally _did_ have an account that was in arrears in RBC and once that happened I started getting these calls from someone who alleged to be from RBC, so that’s why I was pretty sure the calls were legit.

      I am quite willing to admit I lept to a conclusion, and we all know there are a million scams out there.

      Thanks so much for the response!
      TheMan

  2. SCAM ALERT says:

    I have pursued this further.

    I contacted Telus, my service provider. They said there is nothing they can do to prevent incoming calls.

    The only way to charge the “Fraudster” is if the “SCAMMER” lives in Canada. Most often the calls are generated from overseas and there is no way to charge and prosecute.

    Telus suggested searching “Phonebusters RCMP” on google which brings you to the government website as posted in my previous message. I have already sent a message to this department.

    After reading posts on this and other forums, the SCAM is to badger people into paying a “False Debt”. Some people have paid this “False Debt” in installments, only to realize the company they paid to was non-existant.

    These “SCAMMERS” are relentless and act like a collections officer. They will call relentlessly until they get their “Victims” to give in.

    1. DO NOT GIVE IN.
    2. If they call and you answer, then obtain all their information as stated in my previous message.
    3. Google Search “RCMP Phonebuster”. Report to the phone fraud investigation unit. I am sure their is a similar site for the residents of the USA.

    Do not believe any post claiming to be an RBC rep/employee on these forums.

    I have also tracked this number to Bell Canada and an unknown US host provider.

  3. SCAM ALERT says:

    This number stopped calling the morning of April 28, 2013 after averaging 3 calls per day. It looks as though they read these forums as well. I would also rank any 855-560-14xx as a possible SCAM as well.

    The company name is probably registered as “Toll Free Serv” as seen on the Caller ID.

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