786 Area Code Scams - Fake Technical Support, Arrest and Legal Calls

786 Area Code Scams - Fake Technical Support, Arrest and Legal Calls

I keep getting area code 786 scam calls from different telephone numbers. This make the scams hard to block. It first started with Robocalls claiming there is an urgent problem with my "student loan" and I should call 786-807-7863. But, I have never taken out a student loan.

Then, I keep receiving calls from scammers claiming to be from the social security office, telling me I will be arrested because my identity had been stolen and was linked to illegal activity that included drug trafficking and money laundering. I was then asked to send money via Bitcoin. I knew it was a scam because Government agencies do not collect money via Bitcoin or money transfer service, and do not call threatening arrest or legal action.

After receiving the above calls, the scammers tried to convince me that their scam was legit by calling from 786-469-5200 pretending to be the Miami Dade government office.

Area Code 786 Technical Support Scam Calls

After a few weeks of attempting to scam me, the scammers started calling again. This time, they claim I was charged for a renewal of my “virus protection” plan in the sum of $499.99 to be billed to my credit card and should call 786-687-5518 to cancel within 48 hours of the message. But, I don't have a subscription service with any antivirus company.

A few hours later, I received another phone call claiming I was being charged $486 by Vtech and if I wanted to cancel I should call 786-687-5552 within the next 24 - 48 hours. The scammers also called from 786-687-5524.

After the "virus protection" calls, I started receiving calls from 786-600-1608, which claim my US Tech Support Protection Plan membership is set to renew. I have never heard of the company and have never made payment to them. So, I Google the company's name and found out there are hundreds scams using the same name.

It seems as if scammers are spoofing the 786 area code telephone numbers or have gotten access to the numbers and are using them to carry out their crimes. They keep changing the numbers, so it is hard to block. Therefore, recipients of calls from an 786 area code telephone number are asked to take precautions. They should not hastily follow the callers' instructions and should carefully do their research so they do not become victims of these area code 786 scams.

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  • January 20, 2023 at 4:51 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    Yes the same scam has been sent by text to my phone stating that my phone needs virus protection it’s annoying

  • January 2, 2023 at 4:51 PM by an anonymous user from: Marion County, Woodburn, Oregon, United States

    786 946 1551 asking if I am home yet. Text

  • December 27, 2022 at 5:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Orange, Chester, New York, United States

    786-450-9160 Scam

  • December 14, 2022 at 4:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Owatonna, Minnesota, United States

    786-739-8933 is a scam number

  • December 6, 2022 at 3:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Monroe, Louisiana, United States

    786 Area code sending bogus texts about charges at wal mart. Did you make "charge" at Walmart? Reply 1 for Yes or 2 for no. Then I got a a call from bogus number saying it was regions bank. Apparently they are targeting Wachovia bank and Regions bank customers. DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS THEY TEXT YOU. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION.

  • October 26, 2022 at 8:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Henniker, Weare, New Hampshire, United States

    786-849-2879 sending text messages claiming to be a local bank.<ServiceCredltUnion>:External Payout of $560.00 is sending to Card***74531, please click https://cos-efquagsw9.cf/Service to view or cancel.

  • August 1, 2022 at 12:20 PM by an anonymous user from: West Fargo, North Dakota, United States

    786-315-9174. My husband has been texting someone at this number for at least 6 months. Just discovered this weekend he's given this person $10,000. Some of it Bitcoin. The 786 number in this case is a romance scam. I can see his texts online through our account.

  • July 26, 2022 at 12:44 PM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    786 808 7137 recording says caller is Amazon FRaud and press 1. Ihavent ordered anything in months. Checked with the real Amazon and nothing happening with my account.

    I always block unknown numbers if they leave a voice mail and someone or company dont know and never answer unknown number or call them back

  • July 17, 2022 at 8:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Rhode Island, United States

    Hey just got a text from (786)588-7873. Claiming:

    "Hey my name is GONZALO MENDOZA member of El cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion and owner of the domestic sexual service site I’m calling you cause you have been speaking to one of my girls which offered you her services and you only made her lose her time I’ve implanted you a fee which you must pay If you don’t pay you and a couple of your family member will lose their life Don’t try to block me or turn off the phone because I have your address and your family’s too Call me to work somethin out in a good manner"

    This is the message I received along with 2 pics of 2 different people that look like they been beat to death and one was shot maybe. This happened another time so I googled and filed a complaint somewhere about it. Hopefully you can get to the bottom of this and figure out who's doing this to people.

  • July 2, 2022 at 10:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Manhattan, Kansas, United States

    Been getting texts from different numbers but always the 786 area code. Fed up with it. Don’t owe anyone or know anyone from this area code. And since they keep changing the prefix number figured it’s a scam. 786-210-1848 and 785-216-6971 and a few more numbers.

  • May 31, 2022 at 10:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

    Just got a series of texts from 786 threatening my family due to issues at the "erotic house" I supposedly visited. Points for creativity.

  • May 20, 2022 at 12:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Nassau County, Ingle, Florida, United States

    7862545680 a scam number

  • May 17, 2022 at 9:02 AM by an anonymous user from: Central City, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    Suspicious text frim 786-538-7810

    US Postal Reminder:Your package will be dispatched immediately, please confirm adress https://ruopvellhued-us.com

  • April 13, 2022 at 5:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Sugar Hill, Georgia, United States

    dont know the number? block it, easy..

  • April 13, 2022 at 1:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Commons at Maitland Center, Orlando, Florida, United States

    I get calls from 786 area code constantly, several a day. I never answer a phone number I don't recognize, that's what voicemail is for. If people would just quit answering calls they don't recognize these worms would crawl back under their rocks.

  • April 13, 2022 at 11:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States







    All are text message based spams. Starting 3/28/22 to 4/11/22

  • April 5, 2022 at 4:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Hawally, Hawalli Governorate, Kuwait

    I received a call from 786-651-5395 and I didn't take the call.

  • April 3, 2022 at 5:14 PM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    I am getting them too. Latest is 786- 761-4442

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