Harassing phone calls? Here's how to stop them

For two weeks, Chandler resident Les Byrd has been dreading answering his phone.

"I feel harassed," he said. That's because, two weeks ago, he said he got a call from a number with an 876 area code from Jamaica.

They told him he had won $2.5 million and a Mercedes Benz. All he had to do, they told him, was go to a drug store and buy a "relo" card for a few dollars.

"And they asked me to put down a dollar amount on that card," he said. It was $498.99, he said.

He checked it out at a CVS pharmacy and found out that a "relo" card was actually a reloadable Visa or Mastercard. When they called him back, he told them to stop calling. He knew it was a scam, he said.

"But they've continued calling," he said. Not only that – but these guys took this scam a step further.

"They had a description of the house I live in," he said. "Even the color of the front door. Like How far are they going to go with it?"

Now, Les wants the scammers stopped. Here's what he could do: File a complaint with the Arizona Attorney General's Office and take a look at the Better Business Bureau's Scam Source .

He can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission . Les said he's on the Do Not Call List already and it didn't stop this call.

"I just want it to stop," he said. "Whatever I have to do, I'll do it."

If this has happened to you, email me or go to my ABC15 Facebook page and tell me about it.

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