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Telephone Number +12022782478 is a NANP Number and is in Area Code 202, Exchange Code 278 in District of Columbia (DC), USA. The Exchange is designated as being used for Landline telephones. This Exchange Code is allocated to the Town/City of Washington, District of Columbia County. The number was originally operated by the provider Verizon Washington, DC Inc..

Number portability may mean that this number is no longer used as a Landline number, be assigned to a different provider or be being operated from a different location (even overseas in the case of VoIP numbers). If the number is being used to call you then it is also possible that the number is being spoofed and does not actually belong to the person using it.

Here is some general information about the number.

Country Code: 1
Country Name: USA
Area Name: District of Columbia (DC) (202)
Exchange Name : Washington, District of Columbia County (278)
Type: Landline
Original Provider: Verizon Washington, DC Inc.
Validity: The number is the correct length for a North American number.

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8th June 2018 - Advance Fee Fraud Scam

On 8th June 2018, telephone number +12022782478 was reported as being used by scammers to pretend to be William J Bratton using email address as part of an Advance Fee Fraud Scam.

In Advance Fee Fraud Scams, the scammer will offer you something of high value (a large sum of money or gold for example) and all you have to do is pay a "small" fee. What the scammer is offering you does not actually exist and the scammer will come up with fee after fee that needs to be paid by the victims, until he either runs out of money or realises that he has been scammed. The scammer will often pretend to be real people or companies, use fake websites and introduce various characters, all with the aim of convincing the victim that what is being offered to him is real.

Here is the email that the scammer sent to his victims.
The Homeland Security Council (HSC)
Washington Field Office
601 4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20535,
Tele/ fax (202) 278-2478
Terrorist Screening, checkmating Money laundry/Trafficking, Bank Fraud Scam.


Security Interception of Unsolicited Business Transaction.

I am William J Bratton,the new Vice Chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council nominated by President Donald Trump since January 20, 2017 to replace the previous director due to internal logical protocols guiding international and local transactions,The Homeland Security Council (HSC) is part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. It was created by an Executive Order on March 19, 2002

my tenure represent peace, equity and justice and rule of law shall prevail, my duty is to ensure global maximum security and to protect fundamental human rights. (HSC) has increased their priorities because of the recent global terrorist threat; find below the interception information of the sum $18.5 million United States dollars manifested in your name as the beneficiary, we have every evidence to prosecute this case, movement of funds from different countries based on the security Intel exposing links of terrorism sponsorship.

1) (HSC) global security wire tape has confirmed that the sum of $18.5 million United States dollars have been severally attempted to be release in your name through different methods like automated card payment system method (ATM) Consignment Diplomatic Delivery, Bank Wire Transfer. Every attempts by your partners to move this funds according to your instructions have been futile and frustrated by the (HSC) global security hard disc which is been controlled by World Bank international security server , the amount in your name have been abandoned under government security vault which is against international law of money movements, terrorism and trafficking, i met your file at the security strong room with every other transactionís relevant documents without the other three compulsory documents mentioned in this message.

2. Our security Intel have confirmed your email address on the payment manifest booklet, I have clinically crosschecked the manifest and discovered that several business transactions have been linked to your email address, you have consented by either sending money to them or aid the transactions by providing your information for the movement of the funds through several means, your email address is on the hard disc.

Security Order: The amount registered in your name is $18.5 million United States dollars which you have to secure the below documents to enable our appointed agents to release your funds according to international government protocols or I will submit your file for legal prosecution if you refuse to pay the official fee of $595 United states dollars through the accredited representative.

Use the below information to contact the representative for payment instructions to secure the below three government documents for immediate release of your intercepted funds according to (HSC) security description.

A. International Fund Release Clearance Permit Certificate
B. USA Fund Authorization Legal Certificate

A) Your full names and address.
B) Your direct telephone/
C) Copy of your either driverís license or Int'l passport.
D) The amount of your fund expected to pay you.
E) Your state and country of origin.
F) Your sex, age and occupation.
We are now waiting for the three certificates so that your funds will be released according to government international security law, you should either follow the instructions or accept court prosecution, do not allow ignorance to affect your sense of reasoning. You should put behind your past dealings with crooks from different country now that i have contacted you, you have only two working days to submit the above mentioned certificates if you do not want to blame yourself for ignoring security instructions, you will be issued an official receipt once you observe the official fee.

William J Bratton
Cc: Director FBI
Cc: International Police

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Ticket number 764566 Received by FCC on Thursday 21st January 2016 at 00:05:43

A consumer from Spokane WA 99218 reported receiving a Prerecorded Voice call on Wednesday 20th January 2016 at 13:27. The complainant categorised the call as 'Robocalls'. Telephone number +12022782478 was shown as the calling number on the recipient's CallerId. Another number, +12022782478, was mentioned by the caller during the call.

This number could also be written in the following formats

12022782478 +12022782478 0012022782478 01112022782478 001112022782478
01012022782478 1 (202) 278-2478 1-202-278-2478 1 202 278 2478 1-202-278-2478
1 202-278-2478 +1 (202) 278-2478 +1-202-278-2478 +1 202 278 2478 + 1-202-278-2478
+1 202-278-2478 001 (202) 278-2478 001-202-278-2478 001 202 278 2478 00 1-202-278-2478
001 202-278-2478 0111 (202) 278-2478 0111-202-278-2478 0111 202 278 2478 011 1-202-278-2478
0111 202-278-2478 00111 (202) 278-2478 00111-202-278-2478 00111 202 278 2478 0011 1-202-278-2478
00111 202-278-2478 0101 (202) 278-2478 0101-202-278-2478 0101 202 278 2478 010 1-202-278-2478
0101 202-278-2478 (202) 278-2478 202-278-2478

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