Scam Alert: 727-471-1418

Got a call from 727-471-1418 today on my unlisted VOIP number. They ask for banking account information. I start questioning them and they hang up. Seems like a massive scam. More numbers they use and some other victim reports can be found here:

Live calls from: 727-471-1400, 727-471-1401, 727-471-1402, 727-471-1403, 727-471-1404, 727-471-1405, 727-471-1406, 727-471-1407, 727-471-1408, 727-471-1409, 727-471-1410, 727-471-1410, 727-471-1411, 727-471-1412, 727-471-1413, 727-471-1414, 727-471-1415, 727-471-1416, 727-471-1417, 727-471-1418

Call-back numbers of: 877-247-0786, 800-853-9982, 800-432-6350, 866-545-5486, 888-612-2894

Names given: Agents Travel Network, Distinct Advantage, Freedom Gold, Capital Vacations, Florida Passport

Scam: They offer you a free vacation, but they need to confirm your checking account number bank routing number (these are the numbers on the bottom of your checks). Then they make unauthorized fraudulent debits from your checking account.

Movie Review: The Weatherman

Yesterday, I saw The Weatherman. The film moved very quickly, held my attention and, overall, was very good. There are some funny parts, but it was a dark kind of comedy. Nicholas Cage played the role very well as a weatherman, not a meterologist, whose marriage has fallen apart, is alienated from his kids who have problems, and tries to win the approval of his famous father, Michael Caine. It was sad, I think, but not unlike many families today. It’s worth seeing.

I live here in Chicago, where the movie was filmed, so it was fun seeing the different locations. The only thing that made me shiver was seeing chunks of ice in the lake, reminding us that winter is just around the corner!