Sheds Light on New Phone Scam that Piggybacks off Headliner Wikileaks Scandal

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Consumers who get phone calls from strangers need to keep their guard up, especially when the caller makes threats based on bogus accusations

Victims are finding help in to expose fraudulent phone calls that capitalize on the recent Wikileaks scandal. With Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s recent profession that he “fears for his life” because of his activities on his controversial website it was only a matter of time before scammers revealed an attempt to capitalize on the scandal.

Reports are pouring into the BBB of calls that inform victims that their computers and IP addresses are listed as having visited the Wikileaks site. The caller then explains that there are consequences for this, and threatens anything from a $25,000 fine to imprisonment. There are then instructions given for a number to call to pay the fine to avoid imprisonment. is committed to exposing frauds by creating a forum for everyone threatened by telemarketers, scammers, debt collectors and other annoying callers. Visit to simply enter in the 10-digit phone number that the Caller ID gave when the offending call came in. Spread the word to others to protect the public from being taken in by similar scams. Number Investigator is one of the few customer advocate sites that allow consumers to report complaints. This empowers consumers to band together to eliminate fraudulent calls.

“Consumers who get phone calls from strangers need to keep their guard up, especially when the caller makes threats based on bogus accusations,” states Robert Schroeder, Northwest Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission. “Insist on a written statement of what you owe. Don’t pay it if it’s fake. Don’t provide your bank account, credit card, or social security number.”

If you feel that you have fallen victim to this scam or have compromised personal financial information, file a formal report with your local law enforcement agency. Contact all merchants or financial institutions associated with the compromised accounts. File a formal complaint with the FBI as well as the FTC. If you feel you are in harm’s way, report your situation to the police.

About is a leading provider of reverse phone lookup services that enable consumers to simply search a number, including cell numbers (where available), landline numbers and VoIP to accurately find the owner of that number.

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