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Called 10/28/2015 at 4:00 PM claiming I had won over $800,000 in cash or prizes. Begin to ask simple questions that had no bearing if they were a legit company. The number call from: 876-391-1722. I told him I was busy and he said he would call back. Caller ID was Kingston, J. Person said that after they had explained the process of receiving the prize that they would come by my home to check my ID and award prize. Of course they did not know my address.
Tennessee
 Oct 28th, 2015
J. Russell George Urges Taxpayers to Be on "High Alert" to Phone Fraud Scam
TIGTA Reminds Taxpayers to Beware of Calls from IRS Impersonators this Filing Season

WASHINGTON — As the 2015 tax filing season begins, the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) is reminding taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them.

“It is critical that all taxpayers continue to be wary of unsolicited telephone calls from individuals claiming to be IRS employees,” said J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. “This scam, which is international in nature, has proven to be the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen. The callers are aggressive, they are relentless and they are ruthless,” he said. “Once they have your attention, they will say anything to con you out of your hard-earned cash,” George added.

TIGTA has received reports of roughly 290,000 contacts since October 2013 and has become aware of nearly 3,000 victims who have collectively paid over $14 million as a result of the scam, in which individuals make unsolicited calls to taxpayers fraudulently claiming to be IRS officials and demanding that they send them cash via prepaid debit cards.

“The increasing number of people not only receiving but accepting these unsolicited calls from individuals who fraudulently claim to represent the IRS is alarming,” George said. “At all times, and particularly during the tax filing season, we want to make sure that innocent taxpayers are alert to this scam so they are not harmed by these criminals,” he said, adding, “Do not become a victim.”

“This is a crime of opportunity, so the best thing you can do to protect yourself is to take away the opportunity,” the Inspector General added. “Do not engage with these callers. If they call you, hang up the telephone.”

Inspector General George noted that the scam has hit taxpayers in every State in the country. Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with immediate arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license.

The IRS usually first contacts people by mail – not by phone – about unpaid taxes. And the IRS won’t ask for payment using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The IRS also won’t ask for a credit card number over the phone.

“If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and uses threatening language if you don’t pay immediately, that is a sign that it really isn’t the IRS calling,” George said.

The callers who commit this fraud often:

Utilize an automated robocall machine.
Use common names and fake IRS badge numbers.
May know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security Number.
Make caller ID information appear as if the IRS is calling.
Send bogus IRS e-mails to support their scam.
Call a second or third time claiming to be the police or department of motor vehicles, and the caller ID again supports their claim.

If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS asking for a payment, here’s what to do:

If you owe Federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, hang up and call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions.
If you don’t owe taxes, fill out the “IRS Impersonation scam” form on TIGTA’s website, www.treasury.gov/tigta or call TIGTA at 800-366-4484.
You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTC.gov. Add “IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint.
John Doe
 Jul 01st, 2015
WARNING! UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR/SCAMMER in San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles.
Advertisement in ADTEK Guide, West, May 2015, page 37 (bottom) for:

"Insulation Masters-Professional Home Insulation, phone 800-951-1518"

NO California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) registration.
NO California corporate registration.
NO Los Angeles County business/tax license.
NO CSLB license number in advertising.
NO business address.
NO listing with the Better Business Bureau.
NO listing with Yelp.

Local seniors have been ripped off in excess of $500,000 by people like this.
You CANNOT get promised rebates from DWP and The Gas Company using unlicensed contractors.

It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500 or more in combined labor and material costs. Besides being illegal, unlicensed contractors lack accountability and have a high rate of involvement in construction scams. They also are unfair competition for licensed contractors who operate with bonds, insurance, and other responsible business practices.
California
 May 14th, 2015
Robo call from Card Services Inc... Don't ever Press 1 and get into their loop so far in 1 week we have been called from Tennessee, Utah, Atlanta, Ga Bristol Texas and somewhere in Illinois . All want to know if you want to lower your credit card rates. Then we also got a calle from area code 467. Only one problem. There is no Area code 467. All these numbers are fake ACCORDING TO THE DNC LIST. oUR NUMBER HAS BEEN WITH THEM FOR 15 YEARS. yET THE FTC CAN'T DO NOTHING ABOUT THEM. SO NOW FTC OFFERING A rOBOCALL cONTEST.. $50,000 to the company that figure out a way to Thwart these calls..
see here:
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2015/03/ftc-announces-new-robocall-contests-combat-illegal-automated
gordo
 May 12th, 2015
Scammer and identity thief. Posts fake vehicles on craigslist in an attempt to steal your personal information. Does it by offering deals that are too good to be true.On 3/25/2015 they posted a 07 Lexus, loaded, 68,000 miles, white/tan leather for $2596.00 with a clean title. Cars worth $12k all day long.
FYI
 Mar 26th, 2015
Nationwide Credit Inc. (NCI) is a 3rd Party collection agency that creditors send accounts to once they have exhausted collections in house. The Georgia office is one of their branches 2015 Vaughn Rd NW # 400
Kennesaw, GA 30144-7802. Main office #770-644-7400. They also have call centers in Mumbai, India and Goa, India that will show on caller ID as GA (770 - area code) or blocked.

The reason why the number pops up 10,000 times is because they use a dialer system where the phones are hooked up to the computers and will automatically go down a list to dial calls - cometimes calling up to 8 times a day until you pick up. Whichever calls are picked up, will be connected to a representatives computer. (That explains the long hold and the mechanical voice asking you to hold - it is trying to connect on their end)
Joe
 Aug 31st, 2010
Where to start?

This company, www.datascension is a deadbeat, bankrupt, illegal company.
(1) Datascension is ILLEGALLY OPERATING IN CALIFORNIA AND POSSIBLY ELSEWHERE, as it is no longer legally licensed to do business in California as of May 24, 2000 (yes, 2000), even though it has a Brea, California main address (see below).

(2) Datascension HAS AN "F" RATING from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Link: http://www.la.bbb.org/Business-Report/Datascension-13203293
Here are some comments copied directly from the BBB Business Review Report:
Datascension
Address:
407 West Imperial Highway, Suite H314
Brea, CA 92821
Tel: 888-996-9238
Fax: 714-276-9080

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Web Site: http://www.datascension.com
Contact:
Business Start Date: N/A
Company ID: 13203293
Nature of Business:

This company's business is providing Market research.

BBB Comments & Analysis

Bureau Summary and Analysis of customer complaints and company responses:

OUR COMPLAINT HISTORY FOR THIS COMPANY SHOWS THAT THE BUSINESS HAS NOT RESPONDED TO CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS BROUGHT TO ITS ATTENTION BY THE BUREAU.

(3) WEB SITE REGISTRATION is dated August 2, 2010, and is registered IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK, HOME TO MANY KNOWN UNSCRUPULOUS INTERNET OPERATORS. Here is the registration information:
Registration Service Provided By: Domain Registry of America
Contact: support@droa.com
Web:http://www.droa.com

Domain name: datascension.com

Registrant Contact:
Randall Moya
Private Registration
2316 Delaware Ave Suite #266
Buffalo
NY, 14216-2687 US
866-434-0212
866-434-0211
autdtul2rjxeciag@private-contact.com

Administrative Contact:
Randall Moya
Private Registration
2316 Delaware Ave Suite #266
Buffalo
NY, 14216-2687 US
866-434-0212
866-434-0211
pwk2ozwhuuupukwb@private-contact.com

Technical Contact:
Randall Moya
Private Registration
2316 Delaware Ave Suite #266
Buffalo
NY, 14216-2687 US
866-434-0212
866-434-0211
t8kijjobeogkps8g@private-contact.com

Update date: 2010-08-02
Expiration date: 2015-05-22

(4) Their own PRESS RELEASE SHOWN NEAR BANKRUPTCY FINANCIAL NUMBERS, AND shows over a $1,000,000 loss in just the past quarter (3 month period), equating to a 28% loss. Here is the report:
Datascension, Inc. Reports First Quarter Financial Results

LAS VEGAS, NV � May 17, 2010 - Datascension, Inc. (OTC BB: DSEN), a global outsourcing solutions company, today announced financial results for the Company�s first quarter ended March 31, 2010.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2010, the Company recorded a net loss of ($194,723). Total net revenues decreased to $2,702,191, from $3,773,187 a decline of $1,070,996 or approximately 28.4%. Cost of goods sold decreased to $2,417,430 from $3,106,504, a reduction of $689,074, or approximately 22.1%, from the prior year period. For the quarter ended March 31, 2010, the Company generated earnings before income taxes, depreciation and amortization of $60,686 or 2.2%, compared to $246,473 or 6.5%, for the quarter ended March 31, 2009.

Total selling, general and administrative expenses decreased by $63,149 or 14.4%, to $374,179 for the three months ended March 31, 2010, from $437,328 in the prior year period. The decrease in expenses is mainly due to reductions in executive salaries combined with a reduction in administrative costs.

Interest expense increased by $11,654, or 8.0%, to $157,599 for the three months ended March 31, 2010, as compared to $145,945 for the three months ended March 31, 2009. The increase in interest expense was primarily attributable to increased borrowings over the prior year period.

Basic and diluted loss per share was ($0.01) for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, as compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $0.00 for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. At March 31, 2010, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $215,666.
Revenues decreased as a result of several factors including: (i) challenges associated with the continuing global economic turmoil for both Datascension and its customers; (ii) heavy price competition within the industry resulting in longer sales cycle and/or lost opportunities; (iii) shift to heavier use of in-house call centers; (iv) increased use of more cost effective, on-line data collection rather than telephone interviews; and (v) internal initiative to eliminate business that does not meet our profitability hurdle rate.

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Words of wisdom to Datascension.com: if you call someone who doesn't want to hear from you-don't fight them! Be upfront with who you are and what you are doing.
Buddy Boget
 Aug 08th, 2010
.... automated message seemed to be cut off but the part i heard said "bring in additional income press 1 to speak directly to our housing office and learn more about our program." Similary a few days prior received similar message on another phone number with no caller id. It was also automated message male voice asked do you have room in your home for an international student... something about $600 and to call 866 number to learn more.?
k
 Jan 22nd, 2008

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