Got a call about my "account". I DO NOT HAVE an E-Trade account. They lady wanted sensitive information. I told her she sounded like a scam. After a few hems and haws, she said I did not have an account. Was I a victim of identity theft? Then she wanted last 4 SS numbers. I refused. Then she said "The account is closed, so it's no problem. We detected odd activity. I asked her what CITY the account was opened in. No, she could not tell me that.
I explained that THEY called ME.
7/13/2010 8:28am Silent/Dead air call to Line 3
Caller ID = MCI Intrnatl 201-520-9343
7/13/2010 10:17am call to Line 3 Details to follow:
Caller ID = MCI Intrnatl 201-520-9343 - Alex called and identified himself as being from American Diabetic Assistance. He asked if I was Penny C. He said if I answered some questions I may qualify for a talking glucose meter. Some questions he asked included: do I have diabetes, if I had the Red, White & Blue Medicare Card, if I spent $5 or more per month on out of pocket on diabetic supplies. I asked him for a phone number where I could call them back and he gave me the bogus 201-520-9343 number. I explained that that number did not accept incoming calls and asked for a working number; he refused to supply one. He continued to ask me to accept another call from someone else who would call at a later time. I asked for the company website and he could not provide me with a web address. I asked for a supervisor and he indicated that he would be connecting me with Albert Smith.
Another agent came onto the line and identified himself as Albert Smith, supervisor over telemarketing. During our discussion, I asked Albert for a working phone number to contact his ‘company’ – he refused to supply another number. I asked for the mailing address of his company and he replied, “We are located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “ When pressed for the address, he refused to supply the actual street address. I indicated that without the most basic information about his company, I would not be interested in doing business with them and I asked Albert to remove our contact number from their database and place it on DO NOT CALL. Albert verified that he would remove our number from their database, assured me that this would be done immediately and we disconnected. We will let time determine if we have been removed from their calling list. - Sheree
In the recent past, I have phoned American Diabetic Assistance (found their website) and they disavow any knowledge of this telemarking racket. When I called I was informed that they are in the process of changing their name. I would bet this scammer and the bad publicity/reputation that is sure to follow is the reason for that name change.
Make them stop calling my office phone. It is very annoying.
they have called a number of times looking for someone in my family that had diabities and every time i say no noone does and yet they still call. it was an indian dude
This number has called me many time and I finally answered. They asked for a relative of mine by name that had never lived at this address or been associated with my phone number! Then they asked if someone at my address was diabetic. When I told them "no" they hung up. Sounds very fake. The man on the phone had a foreign accent.
Tried to sell me diabetic supplies. Refused to connect me to a supervisor despite several requests on my part. Person at other end of line had an Indian accent. Incident reported by me to HHS-OIG as a HIPAA violation.