18886762269 Scam or Suspicious BMO Calls

I keep getting automated calls or robocalls from telephone number 18886762269 where the caller claims to be from Bank of Montreal Business Centre. But, when I called BMO customer service they said do not have a record of the number. I have been dealing with this for months. They continuously leave a voicemail saying there is an issue with my account and to contact BMO. I have accounts with BMO and have spoken to multiple people at my bank about this and they have no idea why I'm receiving these calls, as there are no issues with my accounts. I have blocked the number but continue to get voicemails, it just never ends.

18886762269 Scam or Suspicious BMO Calls

I googled 1-888-676-2269 and found out people online have been experiencing this problem as far back as 2008. There are some who said it is BMO's number and a system error is what is causing them to auto dial customers.

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November 2, 2023 at 2:49 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv, Israel

The number is legitimate and appears on BMO's website. You can find it by clicking "customer support" and then looking at the section called "account management unit". I also was suspicious at first but I confirmed it both on their website, and by calling a different BMO number and getting transferred. It turns out that my credit line was overdue.


August 9, 2023 at 8:52 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I been getting email and now calls saying by something is wrong wit my account and when I call using bmo number from google the bank says it’s more likely a scam and there’s nothing wrong with my account


August 3, 2023 at 6:07 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Telling me almost daily to contact them about a BMO account I don't have anything with BMO. What the. called the complaint line from the BMO account on line and then it turned 7pm and they are closed


July 17, 2023 at 4:43 PM by
18886762269 Scam or Suspicious BMO Calls
an anonymous user from: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Today I got a letter in the mail asking for a 700.00 payment on a card I don't have. The letter says contact their office to make a payment at 1-888-676-2269

Very alarming as the letter indicates I owe hundreds of thousands of dollars!


June 14, 2023 at 10:45 PM by
18886762269 Scam or Suspicious BMO Calls
an anonymous user from: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I also got calls from this number and they said it was a payment to my business card that I had to make and that was false, this number is a scam, bmo doesn't do call the way these guys do it. My 5 cents call BMO and is there is an issue with your accounts they will let you know.


May 29, 2023 at 7:47 PM by
18886762269 Scam or Suspicious BMO Calls
an anonymous user from: Burlington, Ontario, Canada

I am also getting calls from this number, although I don’t have any accounts with him


May 4, 2023 at 2:07 PM by
18886762269 Scam or Suspicious BMO Calls
an anonymous user from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I’ve been getting calls from this number (“BMO”) for over 6 months, some weeks it’s 5 calls a day. I have never had a BMO account or ever interacted with the company, so they have no legitimate reason to be calling. I’m assuming this is definitely a fraudulent/scam call- don’t interact with it.


May 3, 2023 at 10:18 AM by
18886762269 Scam or Suspicious BMO Calls
an anonymous user from: Longueuil, Quebec, Canada

1-888-676-2269 This is the BMO bank phone number. Because I received it for two weeks almost every day from 2023 Apr 25, I thought was a fraud, I blocked this number but still have messages. So I called BMO Mastercard Center (the phone number you can find on the back of your own credit card). I dialed it. They told me this is a good number. Then I called back .they told me that I have to move my account to positive of my overdraft for at least two days, then can use it again) that's all. so, you can find the phone number on your bank card, and call them to verify the number make sure is safe first then call back. hope can help you.


April 29, 2023 at 9:22 AM by
18886762269 Scam or Suspicious BMO Calls
an anonymous user from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I got the same automated BMO call from this number, 2023 Apr 29.


April 27, 2023 at 10:56 AM by
18886762269 Scam or Suspicious BMO Calls
an anonymous user from: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I got a very professional looking email from BMO that looks t


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