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Old 07-27-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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I too have gotten these calls. As of last week they have called 3 times and the only thing that shows up on the caller Id is:

V07231819110011

V07250925400011

V05291302510035

Now they have taken to using a series of these letters and numbers to call with.

 
Old 07-30-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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I got one a few minutes ago and the caller ID showed:

000-000-0000

It gave the usual message about reducing your credit card rate. I never answer the calls like this or any other number that they use to call with. I simply let them leave a message.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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I got a call from them today---they sound very threatening, they start off saying this is our last attempt to contact you. We are a "credit service agency" and this is our final attempt to settle your debts. Notice they didn't say to settle a debt, to settle your debts, obviously some twist on legal jargon.

Well, I pressed whatever for a live operator, I wanted to be taken off their list, but just got on hold forever. Problem is, that is my second line, a business line, and I do NOT have voice mail by choice. so, if I don't answer, it just rings and rings. They call here at least 10x a day and let it ring and ring, sometimes 30-40 times.

My only choice is to change the number, and request it be unlisted (the current one is listed that's how they got ahold of it)
 
Old 08-01-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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These people have called me multiple times over the past few months as well. Ironic, as I don't have a credit card balance at all. All calls made to cell, as I don't have a land line. My number is on the federal do not call registry. I've informed them of such, and requested to be placed on a do not call list. They don't care. I've filed complaints with the FTC via their website. I'm now getting calls from all sorts of random marketing companies. It's so bad I've installed a call blocking and filtering app for my android phone. It's working so far...
 
Old 08-07-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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I got another such call at 6:22 a.m. this morning. I let the answering machine pick it up and it was the same card services message.
 
Old 08-12-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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If you read through the thread, you'll find the company is a scam company that the FTC and state of Florida have done NOTHING to stop. Welcome to capitalism without effective regulation.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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If you read through the thread, you'll find the company is a scam company that the FTC and state of Florida have done NOTHING to stop. Welcome to capitalism without effective regulation.
You are right because I have been getting these calls from "Rachel" or whomever decides to leave a recorded message since 2006. They stop for a while and then they come back. My last call was this past Friday and the caller id showed "Important" and that was a tip off that it was yet another one of these calls. I let it ring and let it go to voice mail. Lo and behold it was indeed another call from these crooks.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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I've been getting these calls for a while so I like to play with the telemarketer. I pretend to be interested and ask dumb questions before they get frustrated enough to hang up. I know it's petty, but it makes me feel better that they wasted my time. I've pretended that I was on a bad signal on a cell phone and would only vocalize every other word. I've just played music and put my cell phone next to the speaker. I've sang to them, and trust me, you don't want me singing...
 
Old 08-17-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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The "Do Not Call" list doesn't work with these guys because
  1. They are a scam outfit
  2. They use a robo-dialer
A robo-dialer starts out with a phone number -- say, 555-555-0000, and then dials 555-555-0001, and then dials 555-555-0002... and on up the line.

The robodialer dials numerous lines at once -- and is programmed to hang up if the machine picks up OR leave a message, hang up if no one picks up, and then if someone DOES pick up, that's when the robodialer will connect you through to Rachel. Or whoever.

That's why trying to connect through to someone and asking them to stop calling does no good -- there is no human calling -- it's a computer just cycling through tons of phone numbers, so they have no way of stopping it. AND since they won't give you their real business name or where they are located, there's little chance these scam artists will stop.

I feel for most telemarketers -- it's a crappy job in a time where finding another job is very hard and having any job is a grace.... so I refuse to play games or be rude.

But THESE guys? They KNOW what they are doing is wrong and provides NO service whatsoever -- them -- I don't care about.

I'm actually surprised that we haven't gotten calls on our cell phones from them -- I get crap calls from some other outfit on my cell lots.

And friggin' texts from sales people -- damn it -- those things COST me! We never text anyone, so each text cost a dime. And I'm CHEAP!
 
Old 08-19-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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I'm actually surprised that we haven't gotten calls on our cell phones from them
I have gotten 2 on my cell phone from these crooks. I never answered them and let them leave a message and it was "Rachel" from card services both times. Now they are calling cell phones, but I blocked the numbers since the calls were from two different numbers. But they mainly call my home phone about 3 times a week all with different numbers. Today one came in from 216-282-0011 and it was the card services scam.
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