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The phone is ringing, and I don't recognize the number,
All Caller ID says is, "NAME UNAVAILABLE".
Please help me figure out who is calling and what they want



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noftmyersfl calls from 1 phone numbers:



(239) 543-6723

July 31st, 2007 Joe Somebody OH

I live with an elderly woman (says shes a senior citizen, and for me not to call her elderly). She answered this number one day and went through with trying to lower her credit card interest. I of course had her cancel her cards. But ever since then the following numbers have been calling us from a company called MCS Management.

Cust. Service

Other numbers

She talked to a Tim Marlowe (or so he says)
This number does not ring up busy, active, disconnected, or anything. Its just dead air, and then our operator tells us it didn't go through.

Any other thoughts on this, as my aunt and I would like to know what they can do about us.

July 30th, 2007 Jim

Being from Florida, this is clearly another one of the 'Card Services' scams. You can actually look this one up on the FTC site, they have had some consent decrees against this phone spammer.

Saw the last note, and they do use other names, 'consumer services' is only one of many. Fraud all the way through

July 28th, 2007 amar CA

I picked up and got the following message: "Hello, this is John from Consumer Services, calling about your current credit card account." At that point I hung up.

July 28th, 2007 tara MD

I just filed a complain w/the Better Business Bureau. They were already in their system. Here's the company name and address:

Account Services, Inc.
4910 Creekside Dr Ste K
Clearwater FL 33760-4034

They use different call-out numbers every day to avoid being caught. Do your civic duty and stick it to these assholes by filing a complaint of your own. You can do this at:


July 25th, 2007 Ruth MA

This Number called me and said nothing and hung up on me...I called back and the number is not in service at this time

July 25th, 2007 Gloria

Sadly, it seems the only way to get back at scammers like this is to lower yourself and CUSS THEM OUT when they answer after you press 1.

"F* you, you're going to jail" is my favorite!

July 24th, 2007 liz

i didn't want to waste my minutes on an unknown person

July 24th, 2007 RG GA

came in as unkown caller. I did a reverse number search (www.switchboard.com)name 239 543 6723 Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33917

July 24th, 2007 Me CA

No Msg Left

July 24th, 2007 MC TX

'They' called again... no message, just a hang-up. What a waste of time.

July 24th, 2007 mocha

called me on 7/23/07 in atlanta,ga around 1pm. got a disconnected message when I tried to call back

July 24th, 2007 seekermike

Hung up when my answering machine picked up.

July 23rd, 2007 Idaho ID

Will do what I've been doing with the rest of the low life solicitors...blow the whistle in the phone. After 2-3 times, they stop!

July 23rd, 2007 A.M. KY

The individual that called me was "Stephanie." When I advised I was on the no call list. She started arguing with me that I had pressed "1" on my phone indicating I was interested. All I did was answer the phone. Unlike some of the others listed, it didnt even ask you to push anything, it just said hold on. RUDE, RUDE, RUDE people. Stephanie hung up and I called back, said "# disconnected."

July 23rd, 2007 Bob NM

Recording " Hi this is Heather of Credit Card Services" Hung up

July 23rd, 2007 Sabine

Same as described by kann, with the exception that when the woman caller asked for my phone number, I asked her who she was instead. Then she hung up. This is clearly a scam. I hope nobody fell for it.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

July 23rd, 2007 Mel NC

Wasn't home but showed up on caller ID - I called the number and got a disconnected message - got a call similar last week also from totally different number - i wasn't home then either

July 23rd, 2007 lj TX

they didn't leave a message but it showed up all crazy looking on my caller id, so i didn't answer. It looked like this: +12395436723 239-543-6723

July 23rd, 2007 Big Daddy IL

Called themselves Account Services I asked who they were after pushing option 1 of 2. Asked guy who answered company's name was hung up on.

July 23rd, 2007 DOC

caller ID read +12395436723
Left no message White Pages Trace to Joseph Martinek
2025 Laurel Ln
North Fort Meyers,FL

July 23rd, 2007 Debbie

I had a similar experience except when I questioned the woman who identified herself as Nichole, she got huffy but agreed to give me a web site:www.mygreentreeUSA.com. I told her I would investigate her company and call her back if I was interested. Since I insisted, she gave me a toll free # 877-631-6992. She said that it would be better for her to call me back because it would be hard for me to get her. I told her not to call me. Haven't called the toll # she gave me yet, but feel sure it's a hoax.

July 23rd, 2007 Sarah TN

Just like the other comments posted, it was a recording regarding "lowering rates" ... "press 1 for a rep" ... I know how this BS works so I just hung up the phone.

July 23rd, 2007 Riches AZ

Account Services of a credit card company. A male voice stating his name and that it's urgent that I call them to lower my credit card rates...I hung up.

July 23rd, 2007 Susan CO

unknown name 239-543-6723
didn't leave a msg

July 23rd, 2007 allen6

I have gotten this message before from other numbers, I tried calling back and got a message that that number was no longer in service on both other numbers as well. I have on my desk to be filled out a complaint form because these calls are Illegal since I also am on the Do Not Call List. I urge each and every one of you to also follow the instructions on the DNC website, it will send you onto another site to fill out the form. It is also important to write down ALL information and each call, date and time of call, message etc.

Let us put this Illegal Caller out of business once and for all....

July 23rd, 2007 Brian in GA

Recorded autodial message from "Jonathan" with "Consumer services" offering to lower my interest rates. Recording offers to press 1 to speak with a rep, or press 2 to be put on the don't call list. Option 2 does not work, so pressed 1. Rep immediately asked if I wanted to know about lowering interest, but I asked for name and where from. Said Wayne in Florida, then hung up on me. Call return dug up 2395436723, which is now disconnected.

July 23rd, 2007 DF

Number keeps calling my mother who is alone.........leaves no message.

July 22nd, 2007 new jersey NJ

Called back and got the disconnected message...Except I don't think it's actually disconnected; I think it's just a recording of a disconnected message. Normally a disconnected phone won't ring 4 times before the message comes on telling you the number's not in service, and the message usually gives you the number that you've called.

July 21st, 2007 Josh NJ

Same as most of the others. Recording, pressed "1"; female operator immediately asked if I had more than $2500 in debt. I asked what company she was from and she hung up without a word.

Called back and got the disconnected message...Except I don't think it's actually disconnected; I think it's just a recording of a disconnected message. Normally a disconnected phone won't ring 4 times before the message comes on telling you the number's not in service, and the message usually gives you the number that you've called.

July 21st, 2007 Colorado

I received a call from this number today. I didn't answer the phone. Last week I received a call from a different number, answered it, and the caller said pretty much what other people have stated (credit card rates, etc.). Could be the same company.

I'm on both the state and national no-call list. Apparently that doesn't mean much.

July 21st, 2007 Hesch

REcorded message asking if we wanted Credit card rates reduced. Press 1 if yes. Pressed 1 and got hangup.
Tried to call number back but got message it was not in service. Called AT&T operator to check this out and she told me there was nothing she could do.

July 21st, 2007 ell AZ

Recorded message about the "expiration of my car warranty". Did give me the option to press "9" and no longer receive calls. We'll see.

July 21st, 2007 myra fine DC

His name came up as unknown, but on further search found that his name is joseph martinek

July 21st, 2007 myra fine DC

no message and when I called the number back, it wasn't a working number

July 21st, 2007 Luke OH

got the same thing you all are reporting. i called the number back and the man who answered said it was an aviation company.

July 20th, 2007 pink

didn't answer

July 20th, 2007 Frank Mc

none was not home all I have is the #from N. Ft. Myers FL Rec. 17 July Frank

July 20th, 2007 Suzie NY

I was busy but answered anyways...they hung up as soon as I did. Somebody should put a stop to these idiots.

July 20th, 2007 River CA

Same as EVERYBODY else, no number, no message. And once again I want to thank programs as this, to get the story told.

July 20th, 2007 MarkI

Unknown. I filed a report with Texas Do not Call agency, since I'm on the list.

July 20th, 2007 Charlee

Receieved recorded message something abt loewering cc rates-press 1 to speak to rep or 2 to be removed.
Message was on my machine, I did not call back.

July 20th, 2007 MC TX

Recording of 'John' offering something regarding credit; "nothing wrong with mine right now"... I hung up before the message finished.

July 20th, 2007 Renia CA

It was the same message about lowering interest rates on a credit card. After I pressed 1 and the woman answered, I told her that I didn't know what she was calling about and she immidiately hung up.

July 20th, 2007 Patricia MI

recorded message. "this is Jonathan from comsumer credit card company. There is nothing your with yur credit card...." That is all I listened to, I hung up.

July 20th, 2007 CL CT

same crap from "Heather" press 1 or 2 239-543-6723
to lower int. rates

July 20th, 2007 Alan VA

none left

July 20th, 2007 Elmer Fudd AL

Did not leave message. Had to be sales call.

July 20th, 2007 none

callled me in larchmont, NY. left no mssage on my machine.

July 20th, 2007 Adele KS

Caller ID said "Out of area". No message left and checked the number since was an unfamiliar area code.

July 20th, 2007 trlinde

They called by fax number but didn't send one...

July 20th, 2007 No cold calls

Same deal, woman answered saying she was with Account Services in Florida and when I asked her name, she hung up. Caller ID had 239-543-6723.


Account Services, Inc.
4910 Creekside Dr Ste K
Clearwater, FL 33760-4034
Telephone: (800) 881-3350

Original Business Start Date: February 1992
Principal: Mr. George Feldkamp, Co-Owner
Customer Contact: Mr. George Feldkamp, Co-Owner

They may be related to:
National Corporate Account Svc
4585 140th Ave N # 1009
Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone: (727) 530-0078

July 20th, 2007 modesto ca

'out of area' on caller ID; call came in 9:06am; left no message.

July 19th, 2007 mark

who is this jo martinek?

July 19th, 2007 ottawa NJ

I didn't answer, no message was left

July 19th, 2007 John

Same experience as described above -recorded message about interest rates, press '1' or '2', etc. I reported an identical incident to this site last month, as did almost 100 others.

These scammers are using 'spoofing' cards to fool the Caller ID function.

If you can indeed obtain a live number by pressing *69, then use your own spoof card or a public line outside your home to repeatedly call and harass the vermin at the other end of the line.

July 19th, 2007 BJ VA

A recorded message telling it was my final chance to consolidate my debt into a lower rate. I hung up. I got a similar call in Aprill from another number 941-729-7201 from American Finance who hung up on me when I asked for their number. Both are the same type of scam call.

July 19th, 2007 Teresa

I too received a call from this number, I am in Texas

July 19th, 2007 LPK

This is a phone pshing scheme. I've baited the caller into revealing some details about the "offer" without telling the caller that the call was being recorded. After getting sufficient information to report I announced the call was recorded and the female promptly hung up. Ahhhh but it was too late poor lass!

July 19th, 2007 Tim K CA

They call with a recorded message about lowering my interest rate on "my account". They ask to press "1" for more info. When I do an operator askes if I an asking about lowering my interest rate. I ask on which acount they are calling about. They hang up.

July 19th, 2007 Mary IL

A recorded message from Account Services saying "final notice" and "must call now".

July 19th, 2007 Chuck MI

This is a brand new marketeer. By the way there is a phone card that allows you to put in any number you want to show as the caller ID. The recording is not an offical Phone Co. "Out of Service" message.

July 19th, 2007 Las Vegas NV

Also unknown name -

July 19th, 2007 Chuck MI

This is a brand new marketeer. By the way there is a phone card that let's you put any number in as the caller ID you want to show.

July 19th, 2007 ms MS

I got a recording that said press 1 to talk to a live person about my cc account, which i dont have. The guy wanted my name immediately to "look up your account" and i told him I was on the dnc list, and he needed to remove my number, when he started going "de de de de de de de de de de de de" Click!

July 19th, 2007 NE Ohio OH

This is the second phone call I've received. Waited for a representative to come on line, when I asked for the name of the company she hung up on me. I tried to call the number back, it is no longer in service. I also called our state Attorney General office. This seems suspicious to me.

July 19th, 2007 Eric NY

Same "final notice' spam left on my VM.

July 19th, 2007 MBecker TX


July 19th, 2007 John MD

Was a recorded message "Hi, this is Jonathan from Consumer Credit Services, calling about your credit card account. There's no problem, but this is your final notice to lower
your rates -- press 1 to speak to a rep and 2 to be removed." I pressed 2 and it hung up. Reported it to donotcall.gov (2nd time this week). Google came up with "Phonebook results for 2395436723: Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33917" who might just be a phone spammer or a "joe job" that got his # spoofed by the crap company.

July 19th, 2007 randy KS

I must further mention "jim connor" that called asked my wife specifically for me??? Then when I aswered they hung up the phone??? So tuneup sounds like you know this guy so please explain!!! Hown does he know specific peoples names when there phones are unlisted and why is he hanging up if he really is jim connor?????

July 19th, 2007 Randy KS

This number called my house and left no message at 4pm today then called again at 7:29pm under unknown number and my wife answered the phone the "man" said his name was jim connor and asI said hello he hung up the phone. If he is in the mortgage business the why is he hanging up as soon as you answer the phone? I talked to the Sheriff's department in Lee County as I am an unlisted number and on the do not call list. If this person was legit why not talk to me and not hang up? has anyone else been called by this jim connor?

July 19th, 2007 tune up FL

This is a man in the mortgage business. His name really is Jim Conner and he is not a scammer.

July 19th, 2007 Greg VA

Kann's message was essentially what just happened to us. Call back to the number resulted in the dreaded "the number you dialed..." I told the person who called from "Account Services" that I wasnt comfortable giving out personal information without knowing more about who was calling and asked them what bank they were affiliated with. They told me that they couldn't provide any information until they could verify who they were speaking with. At that point, I said that I couldn't provide my information and the agent (female) was very polite and said that she understood if I didn't want to provide any information. Perhaps that was her way of making a cry for help!

On top of everything else, we are (supposedly) on the 'do not call' registry yet we frequently get sales calls such as these.

What recourse do we have for reporting solicitations (dubious or not) when the name and number result in a dead end?

July 19th, 2007 Jo OR

This number appeared on our caller ID. We weren't at home when they called and they did not leave a message. Googleling the number gave me the name Joseph Martinek, 2025 Laurel Ln., North Fort Meyers, FL 33917. When I looked that up on Google Earth, it shows a house out of town behind a trailer park! Not exactly a business location.

July 19th, 2007 Sue NE

I didn't answer the phone but saw the caller id. It showed the number being from North Fort Myers, FL.

Our number was placed on the national DNCL a long time ago and I do think it is right we are still receiving these types of phone calls. I hope it gets corrected soon.

July 19th, 2007 Colo Springs CO

Only got half the message because they started before our machine started recording. Something about this is your final notice to take advantage of their offer--with the same "press 1 to talk with a rep or 2 to be removed".

July 18th, 2007 Tamra OK

I have been receiving calls from this number. Last night at 8:30 PM
No message

July 18th, 2007 M TX

I have had this number call me at least 20 times so far today. I never answer, most of the time they hang up, but sometimes they breath heavily on my machine. I am so sick of this. There seems like there is nothing I can do since I have changed my number and even moved to another state-job related- and they still find me. I do not even have a credit card. I am seriously considering canceling my service and permately using my cell phone.

By the way, never give out your number at checkout stands. They sell it to companies. By giving it out, you give permission to be called by their affailates. They do not need it for any reason.

July 18th, 2007 carolyn

Got a call from this number & when the answering machine came on they hung up. I looked this number up on google.com & it shows that it is listed under an individuals name & not a business. I called the number back & it says tht the number is no longer in service.

July 18th, 2007 Stan NM

It seems they call about once or twice a month. I didn't answer and they left no message on my recorder. I know I've reported them at least once before to the Feds. Wish they would go ahead and close these jokers down.

July 18th, 2007 Annoyed in NJ NY

Male voice saying I had
this chance to lower my credit card rate.

A Do Not Call list complaint
will be filed!

July 18th, 2007 Roy ME

It's a recording to lower interest rates on your mortgage.

July 18th, 2007 Co Springs CO CO

Caller ID showed 'Unknown Name' from 239-543-6723. I didn't answer and no message was left. I looked it up online and found this page.

These guys are slimey.

July 18th, 2007 Jack MI

Your interest rates are going to increase substantially, final notice" -- press 1 to speak to a rep and 2 to be removed. I hung up and Googled the number and found this- Phonebook results for 239 543 6723 Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33917

July 18th, 2007 Minnesota

239-543-6723 on caller ID; sound like pests

July 18th, 2007 Peggy

There was no message left.

July 18th, 2007 none CA

i called the cops...they are on their way!!

July 18th, 2007 chico ca CA

somebody call the cops!!

July 18th, 2007 Paul DC

"Hello, this is John Benwick(?) from Consumer Services, calling about your current credit card account. There is no problem with your account..." After listening to this much of an obviously hokey message I hung up.

July 18th, 2007 Bill PA

Recorded message about 4.5% loans or something. I hung up and reported to donotcall.gov
Googled the number and got the same name and address :Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33917

July 18th, 2007 Alan

+12395436723 showed in caller id, left no message

July 18th, 2007 marie

phone number and unavailable showed up on caller ID, I didn't answer the phone.

July 18th, 2007 Dar LA

I also have this number listed on my caller ID. I googled the number in, and presto..all your comments. I am glad to find out that this is a spammer, and will be reporting this number also. Thanks for the heads up!

July 18th, 2007 Some One OK

Google search comes back to a Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln,North Fort Myers, FL 33917

July 18th, 2007 UpstateNY

Came in as a recorded message saying something to the effect of "lowering rates" and "final notice" -- press 1 to speak to a rep and 2 to be removed.

I pressed 1 and a woman came on. No greeting, she just immediately asked if I had $2,500 or more in cc debt.

I asked what credit card company this was and she hung up.

July 18th, 2007 JD NM

No message left

July 18th, 2007 liz

the person said i had no problem with my credit card. then said i can lower my credit card intrest press 1 to speak to rep or 2 i pressed one and said i do not own a credit card who is this and they hung up

July 18th, 2007 Magda

No message this is getting retarded I just got my number changed just because of these kind of people! No one has my new number but some how these people do! In fact calls from these jokes are the only calls iv'e gotten on my new,unlisted,not in directory assistance number.I am so sick of this crap.

July 18th, 2007 brooklyn

came in as out of area and #. i did not pick up the phone and googled the #. I also got Joseph Martinek of Ft Meyers FKL. Also on DNC list.

no message left

July 18th, 2007 kp MD

Called the number back and got a recording stating that the number was not in service

July 18th, 2007 ca CA

unknown caller showed with this number. Didn't pick up the phone, thank goodness

July 18th, 2007 Portland OR OR

Recorded message about lower rates - limited time to apply.

July 18th, 2007 Linda IL

Did not answer the call since I didn't recognize the number. No message was left on answering machine, and no name was shown on Caller ID. The phone number was shown on Caller ID twice. Once in place of a name.

Since I get so sick of these calls, I then called the number back, and as others have experienced, a recording came on indicating that the number was no longer in service. Amazing how within 5 minutes of receiving a call from that number, the same number is no longer in service. Probably one of those one-way lines, or they found a way to use a randomly chosen number to show up on Caller ID's when actually calling from a different number.

I have heard that when you answer a call like this, you should never press any numbers,(such as Kann and others indicated) even if they say you can be removed from their calling list by pressing a certain number. Supposedly there are scams that connect you to another line at that time which can be an out-of-country location, causing you extraordinary charges for the few minutes you may have been connected, with some charges being $50.00+ per minute. Some of the smaller countries that don't have regulations on long distance pricing, will charge just about anything they want.

While repetitive info, I felt it necessary to get my experience on record.

July 18th, 2007 JS

didn't pick up call...googled it and got this warning-glad I did

July 18th, 2007 Tim

Joseph Martinek

July 18th, 2007 Gus

Same call as kann. Exactly the same. Pressed 1 and when there was no immediate response, hung up. Called back and got "not in service" message

July 18th, 2007 Zach MA

Started off with a recording that said, "Hi, This is Cindy from corporate Travel in Miami Fl." When I pressed 1, I asked the agent why she called me when I'm on the DNC registry. Her reply was, "That's not my problem or my business." Then she hung up.

July 18th, 2007 ds NY

got calls from this number. googled it and found this- Phonebook results for 239 543 6723 Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33917

July 18th, 2007 JR Vermont VT

Best way to handle these people is to call them and threaten to expose their bad business practices. Report them to your state attorney general. Scare them.

July 18th, 2007 Annoyed OR

I had the same call as the other reports, but pushed "2" so we'll see if they call me again. I hope not.

July 18th, 2007 Brad MI

We were called at 8 pm in Michigan. Automated phone message from Jonathan at "Consumer Accounts" telling me that while my credit was "not in trouble" I could press "1" to talk to a rep, or "2" to be removed from their list. I pressed "1" and asked the lady who answered what the phone number was there. She immediately hung up and I got the number by *69. Reported call to donotcall.gov

July 18th, 2007 Cy

answered and pushed 1 to talk to rep,
rep got on and asked if I had more than $2500 in CC debt.
I asked her how they got my phone # and also said I hadn't had a CC for over 2 years, and what name was on the account they were calling about.
True to SPAM (or Phishing) type calling, she hung up on me.

July 17th, 2007 Sal NC

I got the same message that kann got. After I said yes to the question about the $2500 in credit card debt another women came on and asked for the name on the account EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS ON THE ACCOUNT. Instead of giving her a name I asked what account she was calling about. The woman hung up immediately. I think this is a scam to steal personal idenities.

July 17th, 2007 Tom CA

When calling the number back it states # is no longer in service.. Wonder how they can go around do not call list?? Jerk heads!

July 17th, 2007 Brenda

this # called me but did not leave a message the caller ID said unknown caller. But from reading everyone else's report i guess it is a consolidated credit company.

July 17th, 2007 deb IL

A recorded message telling it was my final chance to consolidate my debt into a lower rate. The message come while my answering machine was still talking.

July 17th, 2007 Dante AL

These people are Pooh Pooh heads..

July 17th, 2007 reno nv

called twice within two hours.recorded message

July 17th, 2007 kann MA

Came in as a recorded message saying something to the effect of "lowering rates" and "final notice" -- press 1 to speak to a rep and 2 to be removed.

I pressed 1 and a woman came on. No greeting, she just immediately asked if I had $2,500 or more in cc debt.

I asked her who she was calling from and she replied "Account Services". Unfortunately, I didn't play the hand right and asked for their address. She said "one moment" and hung up.

A call back to that number yielded a disconnected number. Prolly a spoofed caller ID.

July 17th, 2007 canada

unknown caller