This was a recorded message about someone I don't know.
Well 713 is a Texas area code but when I answered it, it was a collect call from a loved one in CMC State Prison in San Luis Obispo, CA. Idk how the call came from Texas. Hope it doesn't run up my bill. :/
Claimed to be in San Luis Obispo jail. Immediately hung up. Got two calls the next morning (did not answer) from an "unknown" number and also an 800 483-8314 which, according to a web search, wants to get authorization to bill you for collect calls. I believe it is jail house no goods ******** around because they can & have nothing better to do.
It appeared to be from a person that was in prison. I just hung up! It must be nice to sit around all day and play on the phone instead of working for a living! I guess it is better to be sponging "off the taxpayers." People in prison should not have access to a phone!
This is a number that GlobalTelLink uses on their system for inmates to call out. The inmates have to sign up to make calls and don't have 'all day'. As for the comment...."" 'around all day and play on the phone instead of working for a living! I guess it is better to be sponging "off the taxpayers." People in prison should not have access to a phone!'.."" I am so grateful my son who is paying for a stupid mistake does have access to me. As for the 'sponging' comment He is in a fire camp that is run 90% by the inmates plus during fire season they [the inmates] save CA huge bucks by putting their lives on the line for $1/hour!! The big spongers are the 'correctional officers' with huge benefits. The inmates in state run facilities have jobs. It is only county facilities that they are not working. (CA system) Rita it will run up your bill. I know that the pre pay system is 'fair' charges except for the fee they charge just to connect is a bummer. I hope all of you who hung up that this was a 'wrong number' call and that you didn't turn away from someone you care about that needs a helping hand.
Called eight times in three days; left no message; frequently said nothing; nuisance.
Well AMB, I got a call from this number and I don't know anyone in state prison.....somebody is obviously playing around or up to no good.
Amb thank you for clarifying to all of us. I got a called from this number and i ignored it and what you know my cousin will is in jail, i found out two weeks after this call, please do not assume and do the research after all this is a life death situation, God Bless.
Does anyone know what these charges look like? I have received a call twice today and am afraid it is not by mistake.I would like to be prepared if they try again. Do not know anyone who would be in this situation but you never know.
If you answered the call just call your phone carrier. Anyone that did not answer needs to call their carrier to report this. This is a scam. Your carrier will tell you how to block this number. NEVER accept a collect call from anyone. People in prison use prepaid cards provided by their families or bought by the money the inmates make. If someone was just arrested they are entitled to a free call. Be sure to report this number to your carrier.
I received the same call. I had a recording in Spanish that it was a collect from a prison and that if pressed 1 there would be no charge. Stupid!!! Of course I didn't accept the call.
I'm in touch with a young woman in a CA prison. She called me a couple times (collect - CA prisoners - the women at least - can't purchase calling cards) and all calls are collect, even local. GTL services the CA prison system phone calls. They are based in Texas. Probably why there's a connect fee. FCC has capped collect charges interstate. Different advocacy organizations are still working on getting intra state collect calls capped, too. Families of prisoners are also being punished by these kinds of price gougers. Initially, if you answer the call, a robot comes on and announces it's a call from an inmate, and when the inmate is identified you can either accept the call by pressing "5" or hang up. Nobody gets charged if you don't accept the call.