My caller ID made it look like "CAP SUCS" which raised a red flag. I did not get to the phone in time to answer it, and am glad I didn't after reading previous comments about the number. My home number is on every DNC list in the world but I wasn't sure until looking here if it could have been someone legitimately visiting my website then calling my business line looking for a freelance writer. Certainly is tough to tell who is who any more.
purplescribe Apr 14th, 2012
Called at the same time as the Pacifictel spammer. No msg.
A few months ago a law was passed that makes using a fake phone number and/or identity that would appear on caller ID illegal. Then until now is the longest period in probably the past 5 years I haven't a call from Robo-Rachel of card holder services. I haven't gotten any of their faked phone number (altered actual company names, 'cellular call', 'wireless caller') or fake caller ID (various cartoon characters, Red Cress, etc.). These continued to come in spite of blocking several dozen of their numbers, being on the receiving end of an obscenity laden tirade from a thickly accented Indian or Pakistani man that included various F-bombs, C-bombs, MFs, etc. While it was an awful thing to think that such language would be used against anybody was indeed offensive, but hearing his accent and him stuttering and stammering trying to spit those words out was not without a humorous aspect. I'm a biker so the language didn't bother me, again the thought of some nice person getting the brunt of it did stink. I filed dozens of complains at the Do Not Call site and directly with the FTC and my state AG consumer affairs department and prayed for a plague of locusts to descend upon them and their employees. (I learned complaints to the DNC registry are NOT reviewed or looked at at all unless something else triggers an investigation against an offending company at which time the DNC registry MIGHT be reviewed to check for complaints. It's all explained in the fine print which few read.)
Of course, I doubted that Card Holder Services (I think they occasionally call themselves Card Member Services) would just close shop and go away. I believe this is them with a different name, a replaced Robo-Rachel with another Robo-Woman-Voice. The line of BS is identical to what they always said, the spiel that other who actually talk to someone there is the same. Since they can't fake the number anymore legally, this may mean the foul language tirades may be done. I haven't read where they hang up when people mention the DNC registry yet but that will be a sure give away if it happens. If you don't complete the statement where you tell them you are on DNC or anything to that effect because they hang up, you haven't TECHNICALLY told them to not call you. A lawyer explained that to me.
Anyway, apologies for the long rant, but that's who I think it is and why these calls all seemed to begin around the same time.
206-445-6131 called at 9:40 AM CST on my cell. I have answered this area code before so I didn't bother this time. I have the number saved as scam in my caller information list. I am on every do not call list that I know of.
206-445-6131 Apr 11th, 2012
There's a $10 electronis gimmick you can by from SPENCERS gift shops that has a bunch of goofy recordings on it that you can play by pushing a button. Play these into the phone when these sphincters call, it drives them nuts. NO, Idon't work for SPENCERS.
A computer generated call, telling me I need to call "this number" in order to lower my credit card interest rate. I know it's a scam, because I don't have any credit card balance to pay off, so I have no interest in lowering my interest rate. SCAM!!!!
no message left on machine, just another scam i bet!
It's Heather with the credit card scam! But you can call them back and press 1 to get removed from their call list, lol, because they will never stop calling you.