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GLEN
 Feb 15th, 2014
I do not own a credit card! Nor do I want a credit card! I am tire if this SH**! This is the 3 call today. Different numbers every time.
Carl
 Feb 14th, 2014
I received a call from the above noted phone number Monday, 2/10/14 at 7:14 AM! I called them back, call answered by automatic answering attendant stating if I want my number to be placed on the 'do not call' list, press 2 (?), I did and received yet another call this morning 2/13/14 @ 7:54 AM! I once again called the number and went through the same procedure to have my number taken off their phone list! Does this really work?

Question: Why when we receive these Robo-calls and others continually, why aren't we given the privilege of getting their real phone number so we can call them directly. These people that are in offense of the regulations, need to be contacted!
Catherine
 Feb 13th, 2014
I have asked them to stop. I am on "do not call" registry. Also getting calls, same company from 706-805-1776.
Mildred E Wyman
 Feb 11th, 2014
I called this number back and the recording allowed me to be removed from the calling list. Yeah, sure! I have received calls from this place and others with the similar message for 8 plus years. Complained to the do not call registry many times but they do not have a hair on their ass to address this. The only satisfaction that I get is blowing a whistle into the telephone. Even if you ask the person who answers to discontinue calling, they promptly hang up so my whistle is my only way of satisfying myself.
Jim
 Feb 11th, 2014
they have called me before with the same caller ID but now are using another number.
there is NO Way I know to get them to quit calling...
susie
 Feb 10th, 2014
Utter waste of time!
Roger
 Feb 10th, 2014
Please put me on a no call list. Every call is the "last call" I'm sick of Bank Card Services calling me any time when I have not solicited their services!!!!
We need some new laws as the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY just isn't working
Thomas Morgan
 Feb 10th, 2014
Scumsucking dikwads.
G0rt
 Feb 07th, 2014
2/7/14 - 7:11 AM, I receive a call from 'Bank Card Services' telling me this is my final warning. What warning? I don't even know who in the HE_ _ these people are!
I'm sick of Bank Card Services calling me this early in the morning or any other time when I have not solicited their services!!!!
We need some new laws as the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY just isn't working.
Catherine
 Feb 07th, 2014
Please consider it your CIVIC DUTY to waste these basturds' time. Keeping them on the line as long as possible runs interference for your fellow Americans and helps minimize those who get scammed. PLUS you can have FUN in the process!

Rachel of Credit Card Services (CCS) is the FTC's enemy number one: 200,000 fricken complaints each month. Probably costs us taxpayers millions per month to process. CCS has scammed your fellow citizens out of $30 million dollars. UNCLE SAME WANTS YOU to help slow down these harassing crooks.

Here's a protocal to get you started. (NOTE: four months of not ever answering calls from numbers I didn't recognize didn't stop this nuisance. If you're getting these calls, you have been DRAFTED.) So PLEASE DO YOUR PART:

PHASE I:

1. Play along, acting like an interested prospect. Give them fictitious data, including perhaps a combination of two different credit card numbers.

2. Be patient and respectful to reel them in. Speaking fairly slowly and clearly since these scammers will hang up on you for whatever reason (if you're chewing food, if you put them on speaker phone, if there's a slightly bad connection, etc.).

3. Upon request, I give them my credit card company's real telephone number so that they can waste their time calling while I hold.

Once they've put you on hold, YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES: a) Put them on hold to keep the line open and go on with your day or, what I love ... b) Wait to deploy the protocal's second phase.

Typically they come back on the line and want to review the info I've given them.

PHASE II:

4. Sometimes I give them the same credit card info with two of the numbers transposed, thus causing them to call my credit card company yet a second time. They often hang up right after calling the credit card company again. HowEVER, if they're dumb enough to come back on the line (tee hee) ...

5. Then I let 'em have it (and this is the FUN part). When they say that my info didn't work, I respond, "Well maybe that's because H-O-O-O-O-N-N-N-K-K-K [from my air horn; the best $6 I ever spent] maybe you've been PRANKED! So please (now in my Cookie Monster voice) call back tomorrow if you want more bullshot. Eat shot and die, you predatory human garbage!"

The purpose of this abrupt Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde transition is to enrage and demoralize the enemy, and boy does it ever work. Oh, how it pesses them off to realize you were laying in wait, setting a trap. And NOW, hardy-har, they're the butt of your joke rather than you being the victim of their harassment. Make it apparent that pranking them is your Number One idea of an uprorious good time, which is exactly why you're inviting them to call again (which they will regardless). This actually DOES become fun; trust me. In fact, I try NOT to miss their calls. : )

Incidentally, if you get really lucky you might even persuade them to give you a REAL number at which to call them back. Then please post it here so that the rest of us harassees can call them ad naseum. I was able to shut down their operation for a whole afternoon by calling from both lines of two cell phones and three lines from each of two office telephone stations. Ten calls at once, baby, for HOURS. Then they changed that number; boo hoo. So please try to get us a new number, SOLDIER!
Mr. Air Horn
 Jan 28th, 2014
Auto message stated that this was my second notice to reduce credit card dept. Called the number back and was given the option to press #1 to be removed from their calling list.
Linda
 Jan 23rd, 2014
A telemarketer trying to glean personal info in order to 'lower your credit card payments'. I call shenanigans. When you ask them not to call you or question them they simply hang up. If you call the number back, an automated system lets you remove your number from their calling system.
Joshua
 Jan 22nd, 2014
NO Message at this time!
Daniel Bradley
 Jan 21st, 2014
They call daily and today they called 2 to times in 30 minutes. I asked what company she was from and she said card services. I asked what credit card was she calling about, she replied any card you have. Ok scammer!!! I then told her I was phoned 30 mins ago from same number and I asked to be taken off the list and they hung up. I then asked for their 1800# to call back and she said the account manager would give it to me once I gave them my info. Hmmmm. I kept drilling her with questions until she hung up on me!
Tara
 Jan 21st, 2014
bankcard svcs, I asked to be put on do not call list, they hung up
Dan
 Jan 18th, 2014
When I recognize a scam caller via caller ID, (since they call my unused line ALL the time) I answer, "Attorney Generals' Office, how may I help you?" Most have stopped calling........
Lisa
 Jan 18th, 2014
rang once + quit -> did not answer
DM in AZ
 Jan 14th, 2014
These azzwipes call me every month on the 2nd. Fortunately, my digitone call blocker is working, so I get no ring. I just love blocking azzwipes.
Mr. Blocker
 Jan 02nd, 2014
This scammers calls all week.When I ask to be taken off their list, they hang up on me.I think they are looking for credit card numbers, so I think I will start making some up for them to waste their time with.
bj
 Dec 30th, 2013
Did not answer. No message was left on answering machine.
T
 Dec 26th, 2013
I bought a digitone call blocker - the phone doesn't even ring so I don't even know they call unless I look at the call blocker. Love it!!!! By the way, the national do not call list doesn't work with these scammers.
sick of them
 Dec 20th, 2013
They called today at 12:51 P.M. PST and as always the BEST advice I can give you is if an UNKNOWN name or number shows up on your caller ID, SCREEN your call like I did. The call went to voice mail and they did not leave a message.
Roy
 Dec 12th, 2013
AUGH! only protection is caller ID cause DNCR is a sad joke!
ticked lady
 Dec 09th, 2013
calls every day.
min
 Dec 04th, 2013
Call came in at about 5 am--I answered since I assumed there was some family emergency--the caller asked me if I were "Barb (last name) I said "who is this" they launched into something about my computer. I quickly hung up. The caller ID says the call was at 11:30 AM.
Barb
 Dec 03rd, 2013
We didn't answer this call and they didn't leave a message.I'm sure they have no business calling us.
Raejean
 Dec 01st, 2013
When as ask the individual on the other line who or what banking facility they are representing and why they are calling me 3 to 4 times a day they just hang up!
Steve Taylor
 Nov 27th, 2013
Received call on my cell phone. Reported DNC registry violation to the FCC to add to the complaints already received regarding the continuing violations by this group.
Glenn
 Nov 25th, 2013
Make them stop!
Elizabeth
 Nov 21st, 2013
called the house at 2:44 AM but caller ID listed it at 2:44 pm AFTER a call at 10 pm the night before
miller
 Nov 21st, 2013
RoboCall and can't stop them. Big SCAM!!!
Mickie
 Nov 21st, 2013
Answered call, thought it was my son who is in Washington at college. TERRIBLE recorded message saying it is urgent that I respond regarding my current credit card. My stomach did a flip and I freaked out. When someone came on the phone, I ask to know the name of the company. She would not answer, just said they were a service for many banks seeing if I wanted to lower my interest rate. When I asked to speak to a supervisor, she hung up on me. Today I received another call from a different number, same approach. Again, I answered because I thought it was my teacher who just moved from LA (it was identified as LA on the Caller ID). I am livid.
notelemarketers
 Nov 20th, 2013
They say the company is "CMA", a processor for credit card companies and want to give us a lower interest rate. In the past I have assumed they are generating leads for actual companies to later contact us. By using a marketing company, they may be able to avoid violating DNC and robo caller laws. If you provide information and are later contacted by a company, you should report THAT call to the FTC / DNC list as being connected with the original abuse.

But I am now wondering if they other message posters here are not correct about them scamming us out of our credit card information. I played along with the lady that answered and said I was interested. She wanted to make sure I had a valid credit card and asked me to read information from my card and statement. When I said I didn't have them with me she offered to call back. When I said she could give me her number, since I don't give out credit card information to people that CALL ME, she didn't say anything and hung up.

I think the scammers ARE getting more tricky, but we all need to keep reporting the abuse and scams to the Do-Not-Call list at 1-888-382-1222. It seems to take some time, but for the most part it does lessen or stop the junk calls.

And for those of you that want to mess with these people, you can try this: When you get an automated call, and have to hit a key to be connected, it works something like as if you called them. What that means is that the system that calls you then connects you to the scammer. And even if they hang up on you, your phone often stays connected and ties up one of their phone lines. Yes, you will hear a beep-beep-beep, but that is from their phone system trying to trick you into hanging up so they can free the line to make more calls. I left my phone on speaker for over an hour while working on my computer. I was able to tie up their line for that long. Finally I hung up, got their number with *69 and reported the call to the FTC.
Hal
 Nov 20th, 2013
Answered the phone just to ask to be placed on their do not call list and hit one as instructed to talk to a "counselor". When I asked to be placed on the DNC list, I was greeted with a wave of profanity - totally unprovoked, though I did unleash my own wave of nastiness. When I mentioned our placement on both the state and federal DNC lists, he told me there was no such thing! I don't think he could hang-up as he asked me several times to hang-up. I actually placed the phone on the counter for several minutes, came back and he was still there. After trading a few more barbs with him, I tired of the game and hung-up. BTW, he had a Jamaican accent. He is also going to come to my house, kill me and my children, "play" with my wife before he kills her. Not sure how this is going to help me lower my monthly debt. Where do they find this gutter-trash?
CG.
 Nov 19th, 2013
Didn't leave a message, called my number and I am on the do not call list
Sandy
 Oct 29th, 2013
I get so many unwanted cals to the point that I'm ready to drop my lanline.
Johan
 Oct 28th, 2013
I did not answer. no message. they hung up
Julie
 Oct 16th, 2013
Another pain in the butt call to lower my interest rates. Two calls from different numbers in the state of Washington in 10 minutes.
Annoyed in Mass
 Oct 14th, 2013

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