Beware answering these phone numbers

#3: 251-235-8171 - Caller selling chair Lifts


Genie spotted a sharp increase in such calls. These scam callers prey on the vulnerable, in order to convince them that their product will help, but when the product arrives they are often not the quality that they paid for and in some cases they might not come at all.

Oftentimes when reaching out afterwards to the “companies” to complain they reply that they will not offer a full refund.


For more information about product scams just like this one, you can read our full article on the 9 signs of product scams here: https://www.lifesgenie.com/post/social-media-product-scams


Example transcript from one of these calls:


this is Jessica with Lift Chair calling about our risk-free Lift Chair trial so our chair has massage heat multiple reclining positions and we need people to try the chair and provide feedback took us so please call me back



#2: 313-514-9789 - Caller offering debt "relief"


Debt relief scammers target consumers with significant credit card debt by falsely promising to negotiate with their creditors to settle or otherwise reduce consumers' repayment obligations.


Example transcript from one of these calls:

your call is now being transferred in order to enroll in one of our programs including you must have unsecured debt off his credit cards personal loans medical bills are payday loans if you have over $7,000 in unsecured debt and would like to speak to an assigned agent about your enrollment options please press one. Please press one to speak to a live agent to be placed on our do not call list press five please make your selection now


your call is now being transferred in order to enroll in one of our programs including debt cancellation or the hardship program you must have more than $7,000 in unsecured debt such as credit cards personal choice medical bills are payday loans if you have over $7,000 in unsecured debt and would like to speak to an assigned agent about your enrollment options please press one again please press one to speak to a live agent to be placed on our do not call list press five please make your selection now


#1: 833-213-4730 - Medicare rewards robocaller


This robocaller is making a ton of cold calls about medicare rewards. According to AgingCare, fraudulent medicare activity tends to increase around the Medicare Open Enrollment (MOE) period, which is right around the corner, starting October 15 to December 7 each year. This caller does not have consent to call these people, making us suspect it is a scammer. The FCC warns that these calls often start “automated or pre-recorded – you may be instructed to press a certain number or stay on the line, then asked to provide personal information, which potentially can be used to defraud you.”


Again we’d like to stress, if you don't have the Genie app to block these calls for you, make sure you don’t interact with the caller and block the number immediately.



Example transcript from one of these calls:


This is a call on a recorded line calling from Medicare rewards. Can you hear me okay? I'm with Medicare rewards regarding your insurance. Call me back.




Genie will automatically block malicious callers like this:


Genie is an digital personal assistant answering unknown callers on behalf of each Genie owner. Genie speaks to the callers, determines who’s calling, why, and decides if they should be blocked or allowed through. For more about Genie you can visit https://www.lifesgenie.com/.