240 Area Code Scam Calls - Have You Received One?

240 Area Code Scam Calls - Have You Received One?

Online users have reported receiving scam calls and text messages from 240 area code telephone numbers. If you have calls from area code 240, please share experiences with us by leaving a comment below. In your comment, please post the telephone number that you received the scam call from.

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  • December 29, 2022 at 6:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Baltimore (City), Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    12402593298

    This was an scam call

  • December 21, 2022 at 3:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

    Received text from (240)824-3192

  • November 20, 2022 at 7:42 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Bloomington, Bloomington, Illinois, United States

    Received scam text message from 2406225304 tonight.

  • November 4, 2022 at 11:31 AM by an anonymous user from: Pacific, Long Beach, Washington, United States

    240 335 9876. scam. Says they are working from chase or amazon. whichever gets the scam to go through. Had a false charge on amazon. ended with this number and the caller trying to get us to purchase gift cards that would help 'reverse the charges.' asked for info on amazon and reported they would have to clear it. he represented himself as a chase employee.. They had also mirrored the phone we were using so they were aware of any warning from chase that a unknown charge was going through

    .. Make sure of who your talking to. if not hang up and call the main number for your bank or amazon. ask specifically for who you were talking with. if scammed they will not know the person you talked to. based in Washington DC are 14

  • October 31, 2022 at 4:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    240 numbers keep calling me starting at 8am

  • October 10, 2022 at 1:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Sunbury Township, Budd, Illinois, United States

    Receicved text from 240 718-8703. Says her name is Hannah

    • October 29, 2022 at 12:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

      240-794- 2098 Scam call?

  • October 4, 2022 at 2:44 PM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    Received several. I'm in Maryland. Started documenting and blocking

  • September 28, 2022 at 6:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Virginia, United States

    240-971-0703

    1 of many

  • September 20, 2022 at 8:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Pinedale, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    "Hey, are you single? A friend

    LoI, sorry just now I was playing a game of dice with my friend as a punishment, I lost, just sent a random text message asking if I was single

    This is Annabel, hope it didn't bother you

    hahaha you are awesome

    Thank you, nice to meet you, my name is Annabel

    1(240)459-3958"

    Not sure if it's spam but more worried how they have my phone number.

  • September 20, 2022 at 12:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Dallas, Irving, Texas, United States

    Received several suspicious calls, many claiming to be from political candidates, with this area code. All reported and blocked.

  • September 10, 2022 at 8:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

    Received a msg and it started with "hey" I wrote sorry wrong # and then they claim to know who I am

    12408750698

  • September 6, 2022 at 3:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Chilliwack Proper Village West, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

    I received a "HI friend!" txt from 12403473186. I did not respond and will block. Google search shows this code in Maryland? Could this originate from elsewhere?

  • September 5, 2022 at 12:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Carson, California, United States

    12409036074

    Another scam number, mentioned they received my payment but I was not able to cash in my gift

  • September 2, 2022 at 12:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Bonnie Doon, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Let's go for coffee...1-240-270-1476. No other ID...no clue who it is...BLOCKED!

  • August 26, 2022 at 1:54 AM by an anonymous user from: Naigaon East, Vasai, Maharashtra, India

    Got a whatsapp message from 240 741 6147, as soon as received the msg I blocked this number...

  • August 14, 2022 at 8:36 AM by an anonymous user from: North St James Town, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Got a call from 240 466 9770 said the call was from Amazon someone was using my account to purchase an iPhone and it was from Daytona. They needed my info to stop the transaction. Thought it was legit. Found out they were trying to take money out of my credit card. Stopped my card immediately

  • August 12, 2022 at 12:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    240 from a supposed woman Reya do not accept this text total scam will cause your phone to glitch out

  • August 11, 2022 at 2:17 AM by an anonymous user from: Detroit, Michigan, United States

    I'm on a pen pal app and this person wrote me saying that they were from Nigeria I made a basic comment back their next message was I'm busy text me at this number and we can chat well the number was 240- 339-5072 so I'm here right now learning that that's Maryland great

  • August 6, 2022 at 4:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Derby, England, United Kingdom

    Got WhatsApp call from 1 240 505-4787. Didn't answer. Blocked immediately.

  • August 3, 2022 at 12:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    Calls texts area code 240

    Rockville Frederick Waldorf silver spring Germantown Maryland

  • July 8, 2022 at 8:52 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

    240 369-8669 texted: Hi

    • July 16, 2022 at 8:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Chester, New York, United States

      Just got the same text from a similar number

  • June 30, 2022 at 3:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Aransas Pass, Texas, United States

    I received a call from 240 571 1114. I didn't answer. Didn't know who it was.

  • June 26, 2022 at 10:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Moss Bay, Kirkland, Washington, United States

    240-622-6640

    Said hI how are you?

    -good

    This is Erica are you Jimmy?

    -No sorry wrong number

    My mistake I wrote the number wrong.

    -No worries I didn't recognize the number so I was being subtle

    Thank You you are very kind. Nice chatting with you.

    May I know where you live by chance?

  • June 24, 2022 at 3:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Davidson, Nashville, Tennessee, United States

    (240)488-6266 Vida Gyan looking for a husband, send me money so I can settle my "late father's estate and I will come to the United States to marry you. LOL, 32 years old talking to me a 61 year old man. She lives in Ghana.

  • June 16, 2022 at 4:29 AM by an anonymous user from: North End, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    2402336621 sent me a text

  • June 8, 2022 at 9:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Bakersville, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

    this is an ad on craigslist - Maine for a brand new in the box telescope - phone number is: 240 718 4615

    • June 27, 2022 at 8:53 PM by an anonymous user from: Henniker, Weare, New Hampshire, United States

      Brand new telescope in box on craigslist-NH, for a steal, same number.

  • June 1, 2022 at 11:23 PM by an anonymous user from: Loudoun, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    Got texts from 240-245-7841 threatening violence and claiming he (Ricardo Zarzuela) is part of Mexican cartel and that I need to pay money or me and family will be beheaded. He sent graphic pictures of killings and guns.

    • June 15, 2022 at 12:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

      Probably the same person with me. He know my address. For a sec I thought someone would come to my door.

  • May 19, 2022 at 7:08 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    1-240-674-0359 texted me and said six thousand plus dollars (I don’t recall exact amount) had been deposited in my account. It named an account, up something, that of course I don’t have. It wanted me “click here” for more info, which of course I didn’t do.

  • May 12, 2022 at 12:07 PM by an anonymous user from: Monroe, Louisiana, United States

    A txt message from 240-324-7915, thought it was just a wrong number. Now I wonder?

    • September 1, 2022 at 2:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Georgia, United States

      Call from 1240 514 8677! Was a guy I had already blocked earlier

  • May 11, 2022 at 12:03 PM by an anonymous user from: Douglas, Langley, British Columbia, Canada

    I just got a text from 240 area code, how are you, long time no see, are you still in Canada. FYI, if it isn’t in your contact list and a foreign area code, Do Not Reply!

  • May 5, 2022 at 10:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Englewood, Colorado, United States

    I got a message from 240-533-1290 saying I needed to respond in order to resolve an issue!

    • May 19, 2022 at 1:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Turner, Ashburn, Georgia, United States

      So did i... did yours include pictures?

  • April 10, 2022 at 10:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Pomona, California, United States

    I just got a message from area code 240 (257 6649) asking if I'm busy these days, long time no see.

  • March 8, 2022 at 7:36 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    240-479-5734 received a call for a payday loan I don't owe on weekly occasions from different people.

  • March 3, 2022 at 11:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Collier County, Jerome, Florida, United States

    I just got a message from area code 240 asking if I'm busy these days, long time no see.

  • January 18, 2022 at 7:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    I got one today from 240 815 9932. It first started with this guy in facebook, Micheal Reyes. Transfered me to that number to start a work from home data entry position. At the end they will ask you information about your bank and so. They will ask you to deposit a check and send money via transfer.

  • December 19, 2021 at 7:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Lublin, Woj. Lubelskie, Poland

    240 422 0890

    Tried to engage me in conversation

  • December 9, 2021 at 9:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Stearns, Waite Park, Minnesota, United States

    240-761-8647. Claim package needs to be claimed.

  • May 23, 2020 at 5:41 PM by an anonymous user from: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

    Got a scam call from 240-540-405.

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