Possible voice phishing scam

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I had a very garbled phone call from number (250) 686-7234 on Tuesday. I could barely hear anything. It seems to fit the scam that has been on the news.   BEWARE!  What is Koodo doing to prevent these kinds of calls? 
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Or it could have been a caller from Victoria with a poor connection.
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Carriers don't do anything to protect you from scams. Anyone can send you SMS, call you, etc. assuming they have your number. You might find apps for Android/iOS that could potentially flag calls or texts as numbers used by scammers, but that's probably the best you'll get. To report fraud you can go to http://www.antifraudcentre.ca/ or call 888-495-8501. You can report fraud regardless of its origin, and regardless of the means of communication (email, sms, phone call, phishing link, etc.).
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Except, neither we, nor the OP has any idea if this is fraud, or simply a caller with a poor connection.

If you're going to assume any call, from other than a known caller, which asks questions which can be answered with a yes or no response is a phishing scam then the anti-fraud centre, and a bunch of businesses are going to be very busy chasing nothing.

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