Report: #1143100

Complaint Review: magic jack

  • Submitted: Wed, April 30, 2014
  • Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014
  • Reported By: lani — fresno California
  • magic jack

    Nationwide
    USA

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life is hard enough but to have scammers use magic jack numbers to harrass people and try and swindle them by impersonating the IRS is a crime for magic jack corporation to not be aware of the offenses these low life animals are  doing is absurd .. does the company not follow any fcc quidelines ? how many people have been scammed by this number 2022397073 which is a magic jack number  and the people that are using it are calling themselves the IRS , I want a suit filed against this company for not following or having proper information on their users .. and  if anyone has been ripped off by these low lifes sue the magic corporation for allowing crooks to scheme on innocent people threatening to take them to jail ... contact me if you have been swindled we can find an attorney : I absoutely disbise crooks but I really feel magic jack is negligent by allowing this

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#1 Author of original report

you are the dummy

AUTHOR: lani - ()

If you look up the number it will tell you its a magic jacknumber ok Dum s**t I am making sure the public is aware of whats happened so .it appears that you dont care about what happens to others but I do and yes I already complained to the authorities and to magic jack corporation ..people like you have nothing better to do but dis people and sit there and  try and destroy the victims issue ..listen magic jack lover go find  some compassion and stay off this site ..your the heartless dummy I am sure a manaquin would be better company ....

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#2 Consumer Comment

Misguided...

AUTHOR: Robert - ()

 You seem to be a bit misguided. 

First of all anyone can call up anyone else and say that they are someone else.  After all you could call me up and say you are the President of the United States, but I am not going to go after the phone company because of that.   There are MANY programs and ways to "fake" a Caller ID outside of the control of any telecomunications company.  I can guarantee you that the people who got that number did not tell Magic Jack that they are the IRS.   You gave one number that you say is a scammer.  Well guess what, that number may be valid for a few days(a couple of weeks at most).  But I can guarantee you that if you call that number you will find that in a few weeks it will be disconnected.  Why?  Because these scammers know what to do, they move on and get a new number.  That same scammer that said they were the IRS today, may be the "US District Attorney" tommorow, and a lawyer representing a African Prince next week.

What you are describing are just variations of scams that have been going on for decades.  Where in the past you may have received a letter in the mail from someone claiming to be from a company, to e-mails you now get from directly from "Bill Gates" saying you won the Microsoft Internet Lottery, to now phone calls from IP phones.

The fact is that these people are not even in the US, many operate out of Canada.  So US laws don't even apply. Magic Jack can't control who or where their devices are used.  

The best defense against these scammers is education.  These scammers mainly rely on people's greed, and unfortunatly lately more fear.  If you want to truly help then get the word out about how to avoid these scams.  Such as NEVER give any personal financial data over the phone to someone who has called you unsolicited that you do not know, regardless of what they say.  If the IRS is going to go after you, they are going to send a letter.  If anyone sends you a check and wants you to cash it and send it back...it is a scam. 

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#3 Consumer Comment

Are you for real?

AUTHOR: Ken - ()

" how many people have been scammed by this number 2022397073 which is a magic jack number  and the people that are using it are calling themselves the IRS , I want a suit filed against this company for not following or having proper information on their users .. and  if anyone has been ripped off by these low lifes sue.."

What sort of "proof" do you have of Magic Jack's involvement in this scam?  I would think the attorneys would want to know this and so would the court. 

Please explain how Magic Jack is aware of this, let alone is condoning it.  Specifics please, no "wild speculation."

You sound like an alarmist and an idiot.

I have phone service with Century Link, if I decide to scam others, should they be sued?  Of course, in your world they should be....right?

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