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2068886592 Phone Number: Waka Network Gift Card Scam

2068886592 Phone Number: Waka Network Gift Card Scam

Is the phone number 206-888-6592 calling you and you want to know who it is? Read on to find out more about who these pests are and what they want.

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The group associated with this phone number is the Waka Network.

There appear to be two websites associated with Waka Network: wakanetwork.com and wakanetworkinc.com.  A cursory whois lookup tells us that wakanetwork.com was only created recently, on September 23, 2011, while wakanetworkinc.com is even newer, created in November of 2011. The sites themselves don’t mention the gift cards or surveys, but instead appear to be local-based deals similar to LivingSocial.com. How this particular gift card scam is related to their websites is something of a mystery. Both wakanetwork.com and wakanetworkinc.com claim to be subsidiaries of Easy Communications. Wakanetworkinc.com claims that the company was founded in Nevada.

Their Sales Pitch

Once they get your number into their database, they’ll start calling you over and over again, sometimes at very early hours. They’re telemarketers – what do they care? Telemarketers are bad enough, but unethical ones are the worst. They will try to pull a not-so-clever bait-and-switch tactic on you, with slight variations in the approach. They may tell you that they want to give you a $10 Wal-Mart card, and all they need is some contact info. They may also want to up-sell you to a $100 Wal-Mart card in exchange for filling out a survey. Either of these cards will eventually require your credit card number and contact information for some phony “processing” charge such as $2.98. Do not give these people your credit card information!

If you ask them how they got your number, they’ll probably tell you that you filled out a survey online, which you probably didn’t. If you ask them what survey it was, they either won’t know or will tell you some cryptic name that won’t sound familiar.

The Phone Numbers

Calling 206-888-6592 will yield you a fast busy signal, which means they’re probably spoofing the number. Anyone who will call you from a number that you can’t call back is conducting bad business and should be avoided.

Wakanetwork.com lists a phone number of 877-332-1490. When I called this number, I let it ring 12 times, and no one answered.

Wakanetworkinc.com lists a phone number of 877-237-9772. This one also rang with no answer.

They may also call from 657-306-7365. When I tried to call this number, it wouldn’t go through at all.

What To Do

You can try calling the 877 number and try to get removed, though it probably won’t help. You can try filing a complaint for violation of the Do Not Call registry, which again may be futile. The best thing to do is to block the number if you are capable. What I do is a little more vindictive… I’ll let them go through their sales pitch, and ask interested questions. I’ll give them completely bogus contact information and then at the very end I’ll politely inform the caller that I just purposely wasted their time and hang up.

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80 Comments

  1. nikki

    April 4, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    got call and fell for scam. i called to cancel and they say i get free trial. i said i don’t want it. they also said i would get email but i have not gotten. right now i feel so stupid

  2. Billy

    March 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

    When I call the MI number back, it will not even let me be removed from the call list. They actually give you the option(#2) and it doesn’t work. They still keep calling several times a day. My next move will be more drastic.

  3. Teri Olsen

    March 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Sylvia is still alive and well in florida. I started getting calls this morning, and when I told them I was too busy to talk, they kept calling me back every hour untill I finally took the call. I was then directed to an online website to have them “guide me through” a process so they could send me my “free” $100.00 gas card, and $100.00 walmart gift card. First of all, nothing is free, second, when I answered a question with a non commital answer she gave very vauge answer. When she gave me the website, (she even spelled it for me),I put it into the google search and it showed several websites with the word SCAM after them. She asked me if I was at the website, and I said “yea,(chukle,chuckle) it says SCAM!!! Well….she hung up. Its funny how even an automated voice knows the word SCAM! So, yes PieWacker, I will join your cause and call the FCC. This is the second scam in a week for me, and for someone who had their identy stolen, You can never NOT do enough. so, people, call anyone who will listen and who can help in any way what so ever. Join the cause!!!

  4. virginia

    February 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    The lady call me I went to website and read all the reviews and very nicely told the lady to take her scam and shove it. So I just want to thank everyone for the reviews you saved my bank account!!

    And I hope no one gets taken by this company or any other scams companies out there.

  5. lyndylee

    February 19, 2013 at 11:53 am

    They are hitting Pa today, been called twice so far today, don’t have caller ID, so don’t no # they were calling from.
    I got to the enter credit card part and say no way. First time I hung up. The 2nd time, the she bott tried everything she could to get me to enter cc#, even gave me the 1-877-332-1490#, so I told her my card was downstairs, and it would take me time to get it. I sat receiver down and it took them 12 minutes, before they hung up.(hope I saved someone)

  6. Judy Brown

    February 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Received a call this evening from them. I just said it sounds like a scam and hung up!

  7. waffles

    January 30, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Fantastic work! Keep us posted if you discover anything else!

  8. Brent Carter

    January 29, 2013 at 9:24 am

    got a call from waka this moruld not and hung up on hering and they woke me up i told them what my anti virus said and they told me to ignore it i told sylvia i would not and hung up on her

  9. Carol Bu

    January 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    The credit card company actually have their real phone numbers and will let you hold while they call for you……

  10. Carol Bu

    January 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I was fooled too with the same pitch…..I had given them a credit card number and not a bank account number (never, never give this, even to a friend and tell them that also) …..If you give a credit card number when buying something you have recourse…….I called the number Waka gave me and it finally quit ringing with a funny noise…..I wanted to cancel and did not know what to do……so I called the credit card company to cancel the charge and she said the 2.99 was authorized by me …..and that the other charges come later if I stay on board……The credit card company had a real “working” number for them….They will not give us the working numbers when they tell us we can call and cancel, but the credit card company has the “WORKING” number …..They did a conference call and we cancelled all of it and got a confirmation number ……….the numbers they hand out will not work…….hope this is helpful…………..best way is to hang up when they call……..a big scamm

  11. D. L. R.

    January 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

    This scam happened to me recently, and man am I embarrassed.

    I got a call from a “Sylvia Davis” (who, it turns out, is just a clever robot) saying I won $100.00 in free gas from an online survey. Ironically, I REALLY HAD just taken a survey at school and one of the advertized prizes WAS free gas money. Oh bitter irony…

    Anyway, these scumbags took my info, billed me $2.99 for “processing” (but nothing was ever sent anywhere), then billed for $59.99 and then again for $19.98. NONE OF THESE CHARGES WERE AUTHORIZED.

    I called the “company”‘s customer service number and demanded that I be refunded the stolen amount and that my account be cancelled. I talked to an “Angela” (who was obviously from India). She told me that she cancelled my account and that my refund would be issued in 3-5 days. She gave me some bogus, 6-digit cancellation number, BUT MY ACCOUNT WAS NOT CANCELLED. I can still access it. This makes me seriously doubt that I’ll be able to get a refund from them.

    IF YOU FALL VICTIM TO THIS SCAM, HERE IS HOW YOU CAN FIX IT:

    1) Call the company to at least try to get a refund and cancel your account. Don’t expect it to happen, though (even if they tell you they will). This step is important.

    2) Call you bank. DON’T WAIT FOR THE “REFUND”. THESE PEOPLE WILL KEEP BILLING YOU. Speak to a banker/teller and report that your credit/debit information has been stolen.

    3) You will then be transferred (most likely) to some form of claims department. NOTE: you will NOT be able to file a claim for “fraud” because these people get YOU to GIVE them your information (it isn’t actually “stolen”–these people are sneaky like that).

    The person in the claims department won’t immediately give you your money back because they can’t actually file for fraud. BUT, they can file for non-fraud. THEY WILL ASK YOU IF YOU’VE TRIED TO CALL THE COMPANY–THIS IS WHY IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO.

    4) The claims office will close down the account and issue you a new card (that is, if it’s a debit card; contact a credit company if your credit info was stolen). They will also give you a claim number. They will tell you to wait 15 days to see if the company gives you your refund as “promised”. If it doesn’t come in that 15 days (which it won’t), then the bank will issue you back your money and file dispute charges with the company.

    YOU CAN GET YOUR MONEY BACK; YOU JUST WON’T BE ABLE TO GET IT BACK INSTANTLY.

    5) Scan your computer for any viruses or malware. I’ve done some research and found that Waka’s site can sometimes use sneaky malware to get more information from your computer. DELETE ANY CORRUPTED FILES, VIRUSES, OR MALWARE THAT YOU FIND.

  12. alex mac

    December 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Just mess with them back when they call its very amusing! Ask her questions that she won’t be able to answer with their soundboard

  13. Cyndi M.

    December 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    The pone number that came up for me was 0000000000 and listed as “unknown” I believe that they are getting better at hiding their #, but that just made me more suspicious! I did not bite.

  14. Danielle W

    November 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I am so happy I decided not to go threw with this! This obvious automatic voice starts by saying you can win all these things, which felt to good to be true in the first place. Call it curiosity, I decided to listen to what she had to say. But, at the almost end I saw credit card information pop up, not listening to any more I hung up and look up reviews for this so called company. that’s when I came across this wonderful website. Thanks!

  15. Heather K.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Yep, I just got scammed. I googled after I gave my info. I immediately told my husband because I don’t keep secrets from him at all. He told me to call my credit card company and to put a block on the card. He will be calling tomorrow to get me a new credit card with my married name on it. Thank you for this website! I can’t believe I fell for this.

  16. barbara

    November 14, 2012 at 7:36 am

    It is 11/14/2012 and i have also been called on my cell and home phones in regards to this survey,getting a reward for doing the survey

  17. William Eason

    November 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Wish I had found your website first. They clipped me for the $2.99. As soon as I went to the site it said that a major update was in progress and would be available in about 48 hours. Then I found the part about charging my card in 7 days for about sixty bucks. Then I found the tab to redeem the gas discount and the WalMart gift card. Total bogus terms – spend some, mail in receipts and then wait weeks for a few dollars refund. That means they would have collected $60.00 plus $20.00 bucks a month while waiting for $5 or $10 dollar refunds. I used the contact us button and the live chat button. At first the contact us Chat Line said no Agents available to send an email but that feature was not working either – gave a 1109 error code. So I opened another chat window and finally got a message to call 877-332-1490. Finally “Harry” answered and processed the cancellation with a confirmation number of 558516. “Harry” talked fast and had an accent that I found difficult to understand but I believe that he said I would still be charged a processing fee of $2.99. If that is all I will consider it tuition to learn how their slick “responding to the survey someone at my house took” works. If they charge more then VISA and other Authorities will hear my complaint.

  18. Caspar

    November 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    waka company is contact agents in hamburg, germany.

  19. Bobby-ITIPHILIPPINES

    October 24, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Sylvia Davis is a ROBOT… I can attest to that… because i was one the agents pushing the buttons for Sylvia Davis to talk… But when I learned that I am Working for a COMPANY aiming to scam people… I quit from that job… SYLVIA DAVIS is a program used by agents to talk to prospect who might be willing to sign-up… PLEASE DO NOT BELIEVE their speels… Dont be fooled for you are just talking to a robot… Their Callcenter is located in the PHILIPPINES…

  20. Jack Acce

    October 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    So far I only got stung for $2.98. I am going to block this company from applying charges to my debit card. I was willing to gamble $2.98 even if all I got was a $10 Walmart gift card. But I got suspicious and googled this company to learn of the scam. Shame on them and shame on me for being suckered.

    • Diana Allen

      December 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      @Jack, there is no shame on you or any of us who have been scammed by these a-holes. They need a life and stop F_vin over good hard working people. I just want them to go down, and never get back up!
      Anyway, Thanks for the info And we will have better days.
      Thanks again,
      Diana L Allen

  21. Penelope Beecroft

    September 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I’ve been duped into getting an insurance and being charged before. Check your purchases and receipts, people.

  22. Katherine tyler

    September 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I too just recieved this call and it was from that very same bumber I did NOT give my credit card info it didn’t feel right… Trying to take honest earned money told her that I didn’t have the 2.99 didn’t help either she was pushy.. didn’t listen and then said that they can process it when the funds are there I hung up do the same HANG UP!

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