They're still calling with a recorded message about my vehicle warranty.
I just called that number back and got a recording that it was not in service at this time..how can they call one minute from that number and the next it's discontinued??
Recorded message saying I'd been selected for a vacation package. I hung up.
Recorded message -- something about "this is your last chance to lower your credit card interest rate". I hung up when I heard that garbage.
From: Unknown 239-498-3522
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 01:48 PM EDT
Scam offering to lower credit card rates. Claims I failed to reply to letter.
Received call 05-05-2009 at 12:47PM. No message left.
recorded message--you have won a vacation---press 1 to claim your prize press 2 if not interested
i want them to stop calling. it's a recording and its very annoying.
This is a criminal enterprise phishing for social security and credit card numbers.
REPORT ALL CALLS TO THE FTC AND TO:
Richard Otway Regulatory Consultant Florida Division of Consumer Services Phone: 850-410-3699
Complaint File # 0804-1293/RO
It's going to be a call to the Florida State Attorney General tomorrow, after that office opens. This unidentified caller will purge me from their list ,and I do mean permanantly!
the 'Here is info' may have been posted by the perpetrator. they were very apologetic and they kicked my call up to a VP to get the company info and history. i don't imagine that a scammer would exposed themselves that way.
automated call for a vacation scam. i'm on the 'do not call' list but evidently these people don't have any interest in that. what i'd like to know is couldn't some state/federal agency take them out (and i don't mean to lunch)?
Mr. "Call Them Back", maybe you all should learn some manners and not hang up on people when they answer the phone. If you thought that what you were doing was so OK you wouldn't have to hang up !!!
http://www.phasev.com/Order-Processing-Outbound-telemarketing.htm a division of interceptofflorida.com -look on their page at the bottom http://www.phasev.com then telemarketing.
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Here is info Apr 15th, 2009
Fort Myers & Naples:
notice the similar #
CALL THEM BACK Apr 15th, 2009
did not leave message on machine.
they called and said nothing when i picked up the line
I am not sure if this is the same number as the company trying to scam me saying my auto insurance is in jeapordy or not. I've asked to be taken off the list and they hang up on me
Janet Fanale Apr 10th, 2009
scammer recording wanted to "lower my credit card interest" "last chance"
tried to find out who it was... hung up on (politely)
attempts to reach are met with a recording saying the number is out of service
I answered the call, was told by a recording that I hadn't responded to a mailed letter and I could lower my credit card rates. The recording told me to press 1 talk to an operator and get my rate lowered or press 2 to disconnect. I think you can press 2 on any sales call to be automatically taken off the list, but I felt energetic so I pressed 1. A woman came on the line and told me I was elible to have my rates lowered since I paid my credit card on time for 6 months...which is true of course. I asked what company she worked for and she told me they worked "with" 551 credit card companies around the country. She needed information from me to lower my rates on my Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards. I told her I would like the info sent to me in the mail and she hung up on me. Obviously a scam to get your credit card info.
caller hung up when I didn't answer. Caller ID said "out of area"
another new scam number and my pc is on too! hey i dont listen to scam artists i have voice mail message please go ahead leave a message so i can see what type of accent you have! ass i have told other scam artists i dont listen to their message so go ahead leave a message it only will be deleted without listening to it!
2394983522 Apr 09th, 2009
Something about the last call reference a credit card
Cliff Hjelmer Apr 09th, 2009
I receive at least one call a day from this #
When I get calls from numbers I do not recognize or from ones that call me daily, I turn on my fax machine or I pick up the phone and hang it right back up again. I like the "screaming in the phone" or "singing" to them or "mocking" them. LOL. Maybe someday when I have time to do that, I will. In the meantime, I guess I'll just keep hanging up or putting my fax machine on.
Yhis autocall "Important message about your credit card" occurs near daily. I never stay past this opening.
telemarketing call - credit services
I didn't answer, I hope that the State Attorney General in Florida is ready for the phone call I'm going to make. It's time to call these people out, on the harassment that they covet so much.If they were legitimate it would be different, it would sure be nice for them to honor what they say they will do, by offering to remove my name , and then doing it! I will begin a campaign to have State Attorney Generals end "telemarketeers" harassing me at my home!
Received this call from the same company using another Floria phone number. when I asked to be removed from their list (as i am on the do not call list) they hung up on me. Unable to call back. I received another call today, I pressed 1 to get a person and when I immediately asked for a supervisor they HUNG UP ON ME! I filed a report last week on them and plan to do it again.
This number phoned me. I dialed it and it says it is out of service.
For Flo - In anticipation of your question I searched the Internet. The following site will play the tone for you. When I recorded my message, I started out by recording the tones from the speaker, and then left my normal message. The site is: http://aofra.com/3-tone-sit.html
It's a fake number by the scam firm that brought you heather from account services.
Beware!!! They lead you to believe that you haven't paid on an account...it's a fraud!!!
Telemarketer asked if I was primary resident. When I answered yes, I was passed to prerecorded message that my car warranty is about to expire. My car is 10 years old and expired 6 years ago. On third call I asked to be placed on Do Not Call List. The agent passed me to same prerecorded message. This phone number is on the Do Not Call registry.
Christopher Apr 05th, 2009
For Bill - how did you get the service that recognizes a computer generated call and says the number is not in service. That sounds great! I get half a dozen of this type of call and I am also on the do not call registry.
Left message regarding lowering credit card interest rates. They had called before and they hung up on my wife as she was in the middle of requesting to be placed on their "Do Not Contact" list.
they were polite and rude all at the same time. for instance i asked to talk to the manager they said yes... please hold and they hung up on me
calls me alot. Could it be a college recruiting??
Repeated calls. I am on the no-call registry. Calls are computer generated. Has anyone had any success reporting these calls to their local carrier?
Barbara Egyud Apr 03rd, 2009
COmpany is repeatedly calling, hangs up if you try to do anything other than talk to them about their product.
Third call - State they wanted to lower my credit card interest rate....call us to get information
I received a call from this number, but I didn’t answer. If it’s a long distance number I don’t recognize I let it go to voice mail. My voice mail starts out with the three tones that signals a computer generated call that the number is not in service. Between the voice mail trick and the DNC list, we get very few calls. At times an auto dialer will call and sometimes more then once. But usually the calls go away if I don’t answer.
I got the "lower your interest rates" scam -- recorded message.
I get these several times a day, reported them out the wazooo! No good. So now, I press "1", and when they pick up, I either lay the phone down, or scream at the top of my lungs til they hang up! Childish, I suppose, but then who cares? They don't like you to sing to them either! LOL! Or mock them. I will just mock them when they start to talk! They get frustrated really quick when you do that! If they are gonna bug me, I am gonna play with them!
As Kevin posted:
"after I picked up "..CONGRATULATIONS !
YOu and your family have won a vacation to florida and the bahamas...for only $99 each...including Area Attraction tickets....push "1"..on your dial now to talk to a representative. Your clain[sic] number is 231 ."
I pushed '1' and asked what company this is going through and the girl refused to answer; she just kept saying it was some generic thing like the registration center or something like that. After asking her three times, she hung up on me. Oddly enough, the recording when the phone first rang sounded very much like the same female voice used for the 'lower your interest rates' scam...
The Do Not Call list does not work with this caller because it is a scam to get your credit information. Play along with them by pressing "1" and you will find that they ask for your credit card numbers, and even social security number. Talk to your state Attorney General's office to see if they can help. Eventually, these folks will be doing some time.
Just received a voice mail from them. Something about last opportunity to lower credit card rate. I have no credit cards for which this could apply. SCAM is my best guess.
I saw this from John below and I will do this next time, great idea ... "Since they refuse to honor the "do not call" registry, and since they hang up as soon as you say "remove me from your list", I have begun to play along in an attempt to waste their time. I tell them I have $10,000 credit card debt and when they ask me for the interest rate I say "please wait one second while I grab my last statement" and then I put push the mute button and continue doing what I was doing before they called. Today the person was on hold for 8 minutes before they finally gave up. Maybe if we get thousands of people to do this, we can drive them nuts..."
The # above calls almost everyday...I'm on Do Not Call Registry and can't get these ppl to quit calling. I can't even get info of who the H... the company is...what good is the DNC Registry if they can't stop these people.
239-498-3522 Apr 01st, 2009
Have received almost daily calls from this number. When answered am informed by electronic female voice that they are calling about lowering the interest rate on my credit card. Also told that this will be last time offered. If you want press 1. In doing so you are put on line with a human. When you ask them to which credit card they are referring they have no answer. Lately I have told them at least three times to remove me from their call list and informing them that I am on both state and federal no call lists. At this point they literally slam the phone in your ear.
George Archer Apr 01st, 2009
What use is the "Do Not Call Registry" if there is no consequence? What a what of time.
These people are a real pain in the lower parts. I have been on the DNC list since it started. How can they get by with still calling. I just lost my job and i am not in the mood for them.
didn't pick it up as I don't any one in that area code.. wonder if it is a comeon from a drawing I entered.
Found five calls during the week I was gone. No messages left. Called about every 2 days.
Calls when out. Does not leave message.
Credit Services, Account Services, Card Services... I have done a lot of research and have realized that this is a scam just looking for your credit card numbers or information. I have also gathered that they have signed up with the DNC Registry and that is how they are getting our phone numbers. I bet that everyone here is on the DNC list... We can file complaints with the FTC and your local Attorney General's Office. Just keep complaining to both of those places..
calls 2-3 times per month. never leaves a msg. never answer.
Tired of getting even one phone call from these low lifes. No message left and I don't pick up calls from numbers I do not know. Like many others I am on the Fed DNC list, but little good that is doing.
I got an automated message: last chance to lower your interest rates etc. I pressed one, talked to "Kerry," asked for name of company: she said "Account Services." I said where are you located, she said, "New York." I said, "New York City?" She said, "um, yes." I said we are on the do not call list - she hung up before I even finished. Very annoying!
I answered phone and it was automated call with woman's voice saying they have been trying to contact me as this is the last chance to lower my credit card's interest rate. I let them go thru the whole thing about press 1 for assistance, etc. There was a ring then like it was dialing someone and then it said "if you'd like to make a call hang up and dial operator".
I am so over these people...why do they not understand when you tell them not to call!!!! I am so ready to take a trip to Florida and give them a good ole Tennessee ass whopping!!!! If they can ever be found I wish we could get their home phone #. Wouldn't we have a ball
I've been on the DNC registry since it's beginning and yet I still receive junk calls. I don't answer a call if I don't recognize the number and screen the answering machine before I'll pick up an unknown number. This number didn't leave me any message, but I did file a complaint at https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
How to File a Complaint if you are on the national do not call list
You can file a complaint by e-mail (email@example.com), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322
) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322
) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232
, via our electronic complaint form at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, or mail.
after I picked up "..CONGRATULATIONS !
YOu and your family have won a vacation to florida and the bahamas...for only $99 each...including Area Attraction tickets....push "1"..on your dial now to talk to a representative. Your clain number is 231 ."
I had three calls and they all said it was my last chance to lower interest rates. I decided to play the game and pushed "1" and got a girl. She said I was qualified by Experian for low interest rates on my Visa and Mastercard. I told her I don't have a Visa. I asked her how she got my number and she hung up. I did that twice, the other number they use is 305-836-7371
. Where's the authorities!!!!!????
I get these all of the time. John's idea is great, as the longer you stay on the more they pay for the call. I also have an air horn and as soon as I get a person on the phone I blast them. Juvenile? Yes, but oh so satisfying!
Jersey Girl Mar 26th, 2009
Since they refuse to honor the "do not call" registry, and since they hang up as soon as you say "remove me from your list", I have begun to play along in an attempt to waste their time. I tell them I have $10,000 credit card debt and when they ask me for the interest rate I say "please wait one second while I grab my last statement" and then I put push the mute button and continue doing what I was doing before they called. Today the person was on hold for 8 minutes before they finally gave up. Maybe if we get thousands of people to do this, we can drive them nuts...
Just complaint to the FTC "https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/" list the phone number and location, they will keep it and when there is enough complaints, something should be done.
This is NOT originating from Intercept of Florida, Inc. The claim that the number is similar is not only wrong (accept for the first few digits), it's asinine. Two similar phone numbers can be the difference between a home residence and a business, that's common sense and common knowledge. Do not be fooled by the comment left by "CALL THEM BACK", we suspect that this is the VERY person/company that's perpetrating this false outbound call scam. The phone number is not apart of our organization nor belongs to any of our clientele. The phone number in fact is not in service upon calling it which means it's a ghost caller ID. Please contact your local telephone company and complain and this and they can run a trace back to whomever owns the 3522 number (whether it's in service or not) and deal with them from there.
Scott Hadley Mar 25th, 2009
I keep getting calls from here. A recording comes on the line to lower my credit card rate. It says press one to lower your rate and press 2 not to lower rate. I press 2 and the phone call hangs up on me. I am on the do not call list.
Jennie Cresci Mar 25th, 2009
No that is not my name. It is the number we all need to call to register our dissatisfaction with the way the DNC is being enforced. If enough of us call something will happen and these lowest of all low lifes will go away. By the way that number is answered 24/7/365 - it is the WHITE HOUSE SWITCHBOARD.
202-456-1414 Mar 25th, 2009
I get calls all the time even though I am registered with the National DNC. Don't tell them anything! Don't waste your time asking them to remove you from their calling list. They are no doubt as crooked as the day is long. Simply go online to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and file a formal complaint with them. Keep filing complaints until they do something. Chances are they will get on it right away. I did it with those mental morons with "yellow pages online" after checking with my local phone provider and learned that they are scamming people all over the country. No doubt these people with the hype of wanting to reduce your credit card rates are after something of yours and they are probably getting it from a number of people or they would not keep after those of us that aren't giving them a darn thing. If you didn't know that you can only reduce your rate with any given card only with the issuer of the card...YOU DO NOW! I Finally got the yellow pages online people to stop calling after filing 30 complaints with the do not call registry, the FCC and FTC. Your local law enforcement won't help you in any way. It is considered a civil problem and not criminal for you to receive unsolicited phone calls numerous times a day, week or month. However, the law does state that if you the receiver of a marketing call ask the telemarketer to stop calling they are suppose to stop immediately. That law is not enforced in any way shape or form. My suggestion to all of you is to be as persistent and pesty as these callers are and keep filing complaints with the FTC. It will work eventually.
gettinigsmarter Mar 24th, 2009
Bonita Spg FL
When I called back the recording said "this number is no longer available."
GodBlessJoanie Mar 24th, 2009
We are on the Do Not Call list but these guys call all the time. Usually no message, sometimes the end of "this is your final notification" (I wish!)
Today I tried picking up and pressing 1, but nobody answered. I hope I haven't just signed up for anything. I'll keep a close eye on my credit card bills.
I answered and got a recorded message about my credit card rates. I hung up. I have gotten this recording numerous times despite being on the Federal Do Not Call List.
I answered the call and heard a recorded message, saying this was my last chance to lower my credit card rates! I pushed 1 to speak w/ a 'customer service' rep, who asked if I was respondeing to a recorded message. I said "Yes, and I am on the 'do not call' list, why are you calling me?" in a very pleasant way. She hung up without responding.
im on federal do not call list and recieved several calls from this number
On going phone calls from these people. I spoke very kindly so I could get some info out of Kathrine with Account Services. She said they are a company who tries to lower your credit card rates. They need to know if you qualify by asking if you have outstanding balances or if you pay your card off each month. She had more questions. I asked where she was calling from like the address and again she repeated that she was only trying to lower our rates. Would not answer any more than that. I told her to give me the same consideration as I had her and asked for the 1000th time to be taken off of their list. She said it would take 30 days. I told her if it did not stop that we would file harrassment charges and she said "fine" and have a nice day. This is a scam to get your credit card number. The only way you can get lower rates is if you call your cc company or apply for a lower rate card at another company. Be Careful!!
Credit card "services." Most likely some type of fraud or identity theft scheme
I get these every day. Before I report them to the FCC, I waste their time a little, like they want to waste mine. When they ask for my CC number, I count off the first 16 numbers off the daily sudoku puzzle (just switch the first number to a 5, being MC and all). And when they ask me what the phone number is on the back of my CC, I give them 877-382-5968
. If you look at your keypad, you can figure out the inspiration for that number. I had no idea it actually was a phone sex line until they came back on the line, flustered. Today I asked them how they managed to keep doing this when their fraud was plastered on the front page of AOL yesterday under the headline, Dirty Dozen Scams.
same old crap...2 more calls today from 2 different numbers. these jerks change phone numbers more frequently than their underwear...
Calls every morning (annoyiny) stating they can reduce my cc interest rate. I press 2 and a cc rep comes on line. When I ask how to get them to stop calling they will hang up. I did have one rep stay on the phone long enough to tell me the system is automated. I asked him if there was any way I could have my number taken out of the system and he said he would notate the file. This morning ANOTHER call! What good is the "Do Not Call Recistry" if these people can work around it with blocked numbers and no way to find them!
Fort Myers & Naples:
notice the similar #
CALL THEM BACK Mar 18th, 2009
WHen try to call back says number is not in service at this time.
automated message says calling to lower your credit card interest rates - punch 1 to speak to a rep., and punch 2 to have your # removed. When I punched 2 it disconnected.
..."press 1 now for your free bahama cruise, if you are not interested in this offer press 2. Hurry! Press 1 now for your free Bahama cruise!" Yeah right.