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I live with an elderly woman (says shes a senior citizen, and for me not to call her elderly). She answered this number one day and went through with trying to lower her credit card interest. I of course had her cancel her cards. But ever since then the following numbers have been calling us from a company called MCS Management.

Cust. Service
1-877-630-2016

Other numbers
407-351-1106
407-351-1491
407-351-3570
407-351-3810

She talked to a Tim Marlowe (or so he says)
1-888-296-9082
This number does not ring up busy, active, disconnected, or anything. Its just dead air, and then our operator tells us it didn't go through.

Any other thoughts on this, as my aunt and I would like to know what they can do about us.
Joe Somebody
 Jul 31st, 2007
Being from Florida, this is clearly another one of the 'Card Services' scams. You can actually look this one up on the FTC site, they have had some consent decrees against this phone spammer.

Saw the last note, and they do use other names, 'consumer services' is only one of many. Fraud all the way through
Jim
 Jul 30th, 2007
I picked up and got the following message: "Hello, this is John from Consumer Services, calling about your current credit card account." At that point I hung up.
amar
 Jul 28th, 2007
I just filed a complain w/the Better Business Bureau. They were already in their system. Here's the company name and address:

Account Services, Inc.
4910 Creekside Dr Ste K
Clearwater FL 33760-4034

They use different call-out numbers every day to avoid being caught. Do your civic duty and stick it to these assholes by filing a complaint of your own. You can do this at:

http://www.bbbwestflorida.org/
tara
 Jul 28th, 2007
This Number called me and said nothing and hung up on me...I called back and the number is not in service at this time
Ruth
 Jul 25th, 2007
Sadly, it seems the only way to get back at scammers like this is to lower yourself and CUSS THEM OUT when they answer after you press 1.

"F* you, you're going to jail" is my favorite!
Gloria
 Jul 25th, 2007
i didn't want to waste my minutes on an unknown person
liz
 Jul 24th, 2007
came in as unkown caller. I did a reverse number search (www.switchboard.com)name 239 543 6723 Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33917
RG
 Jul 24th, 2007
No Msg Left
Me
 Jul 24th, 2007
'They' called again... no message, just a hang-up. What a waste of time.
MC
 Jul 24th, 2007
called me on 7/23/07 in atlanta,ga around 1pm. got a disconnected message when I tried to call back
mocha
 Jul 24th, 2007
Hung up when my answering machine picked up.
seekermike
 Jul 24th, 2007
Will do what I've been doing with the rest of the low life solicitors...blow the whistle in the phone. After 2-3 times, they stop!
Idaho
 Jul 23rd, 2007
The individual that called me was "Stephanie." When I advised I was on the no call list. She started arguing with me that I had pressed "1" on my phone indicating I was interested. All I did was answer the phone. Unlike some of the others listed, it didnt even ask you to push anything, it just said hold on. RUDE, RUDE, RUDE people. Stephanie hung up and I called back, said "# disconnected."
A.M.
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Recording " Hi this is Heather of Credit Card Services" Hung up
Bob
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Same as described by kann, with the exception that when the woman caller asked for my phone number, I asked her who she was instead. Then she hung up. This is clearly a scam. I hope nobody fell for it.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sabine
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Wasn't home but showed up on caller ID - I called the number and got a disconnected message - got a call similar last week also from totally different number - i wasn't home then either
Mel
 Jul 23rd, 2007
they didn't leave a message but it showed up all crazy looking on my caller id, so i didn't answer. It looked like this: +12395436723 239-543-6723
lj
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Called themselves Account Services I asked who they were after pushing option 1 of 2. Asked guy who answered company's name was hung up on.
Big Daddy
 Jul 23rd, 2007
caller ID read +12395436723
Left no message White Pages Trace to Joseph Martinek
2025 Laurel Ln
North Fort Meyers,FL
DOC
 Jul 23rd, 2007
I had a similar experience except when I questioned the woman who identified herself as Nichole, she got huffy but agreed to give me a web site:www.mygreentreeUSA.com. I told her I would investigate her company and call her back if I was interested. Since I insisted, she gave me a toll free # 877-631-6992. She said that it would be better for her to call me back because it would be hard for me to get her. I told her not to call me. Haven't called the toll # she gave me yet, but feel sure it's a hoax.
Debbie
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Just like the other comments posted, it was a recording regarding "lowering rates" ... "press 1 for a rep" ... I know how this BS works so I just hung up the phone.
Sarah
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Account Services of a credit card company. A male voice stating his name and that it's urgent that I call them to lower my credit card rates...I hung up.
Riches
 Jul 23rd, 2007
unknown name 239-543-6723
didn't leave a msg
Susan
 Jul 23rd, 2007
I have gotten this message before from other numbers, I tried calling back and got a message that that number was no longer in service on both other numbers as well. I have on my desk to be filled out a complaint form because these calls are Illegal since I also am on the Do Not Call List. I urge each and every one of you to also follow the instructions on the DNC website, it will send you onto another site to fill out the form. It is also important to write down ALL information and each call, date and time of call, message etc.

Let us put this Illegal Caller out of business once and for all....
allen6
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Recorded autodial message from "Jonathan" with "Consumer services" offering to lower my interest rates. Recording offers to press 1 to speak with a rep, or press 2 to be put on the don't call list. Option 2 does not work, so pressed 1. Rep immediately asked if I wanted to know about lowering interest, but I asked for name and where from. Said Wayne in Florida, then hung up on me. Call return dug up 2395436723, which is now disconnected.
Brian in GA
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Number keeps calling my mother who is alone.........leaves no message.
DF
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Called back and got the disconnected message...Except I don't think it's actually disconnected; I think it's just a recording of a disconnected message. Normally a disconnected phone won't ring 4 times before the message comes on telling you the number's not in service, and the message usually gives you the number that you've called.
new jersey
 Jul 22nd, 2007
Same as most of the others. Recording, pressed "1"; female operator immediately asked if I had more than $2500 in debt. I asked what company she was from and she hung up without a word.

Called back and got the disconnected message...Except I don't think it's actually disconnected; I think it's just a recording of a disconnected message. Normally a disconnected phone won't ring 4 times before the message comes on telling you the number's not in service, and the message usually gives you the number that you've called.
Josh
 Jul 21st, 2007
I received a call from this number today. I didn't answer the phone. Last week I received a call from a different number, answered it, and the caller said pretty much what other people have stated (credit card rates, etc.). Could be the same company.

I'm on both the state and national no-call list. Apparently that doesn't mean much.
Colorado
 Jul 21st, 2007
REcorded message asking if we wanted Credit card rates reduced. Press 1 if yes. Pressed 1 and got hangup.
Tried to call number back but got message it was not in service. Called AT&T operator to check this out and she told me there was nothing she could do.
Hesch
 Jul 21st, 2007
Recorded message about the "expiration of my car warranty". Did give me the option to press "9" and no longer receive calls. We'll see.
ell
 Jul 21st, 2007
His name came up as unknown, but on further search found that his name is joseph martinek
myra fine
 Jul 21st, 2007
no message and when I called the number back, it wasn't a working number
myra fine
 Jul 21st, 2007
got the same thing you all are reporting. i called the number back and the man who answered said it was an aviation company.
Luke
 Jul 21st, 2007
didn't answer
pink
 Jul 20th, 2007
none was not home all I have is the #from N. Ft. Myers FL Rec. 17 July Frank
Frank Mc
 Jul 20th, 2007
I was busy but answered anyways...they hung up as soon as I did. Somebody should put a stop to these idiots.
Suzie
 Jul 20th, 2007
Same as EVERYBODY else, no number, no message. And once again I want to thank programs as this, to get the story told.
River
 Jul 20th, 2007
Unknown. I filed a report with Texas Do not Call agency, since I'm on the list.
MarkI
 Jul 20th, 2007
Receieved recorded message something abt loewering cc rates-press 1 to speak to rep or 2 to be removed.
Message was on my machine, I did not call back.
Charlee
 Jul 20th, 2007
Recording of 'John' offering something regarding credit; "nothing wrong with mine right now"... I hung up before the message finished.
MC
 Jul 20th, 2007
It was the same message about lowering interest rates on a credit card. After I pressed 1 and the woman answered, I told her that I didn't know what she was calling about and she immidiately hung up.
Renia
 Jul 20th, 2007
recorded message. "this is Jonathan from comsumer credit card company. There is nothing your with yur credit card...." That is all I listened to, I hung up.
Patricia
 Jul 20th, 2007
same crap from "Heather" press 1 or 2 239-543-6723
to lower int. rates
CL
 Jul 20th, 2007
none left
Alan
 Jul 20th, 2007
Did not leave message. Had to be sales call.
Elmer Fudd
 Jul 20th, 2007
callled me in larchmont, NY. left no mssage on my machine.
none
 Jul 20th, 2007
Caller ID said "Out of area". No message left and checked the number since was an unfamiliar area code.
Adele
 Jul 20th, 2007
They called by fax number but didn't send one...
trlinde
 Jul 20th, 2007
Same deal, woman answered saying she was with Account Services in Florida and when I asked her name, she hung up. Caller ID had 239-543-6723.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU:
http://www.bbbwestflorida.org/commonreport.html?bid=6002769

Account Services, Inc.
4910 Creekside Dr Ste K
Clearwater, FL 33760-4034
Telephone: 800-881-3350

Original Business Start Date: February 1992
Principal: Mr. George Feldkamp, Co-Owner
Customer Contact: Mr. George Feldkamp, Co-Owner

They may be related to:
National Corporate Account Svc
Address:
4585 140th Ave N # 1009
Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone: 727-530-0078
No cold calls
 Jul 20th, 2007
'out of area' on caller ID; call came in 9:06am; left no message.
modesto ca
 Jul 20th, 2007
who is this jo martinek?
mark
 Jul 19th, 2007
I didn't answer, no message was left
ottawa
 Jul 19th, 2007
Same experience as described above -recorded message about interest rates, press '1' or '2', etc. I reported an identical incident to this site last month, as did almost 100 others.

These scammers are using 'spoofing' cards to fool the Caller ID function.

If you can indeed obtain a live number by pressing *69, then use your own spoof card or a public line outside your home to repeatedly call and harass the vermin at the other end of the line.
John
 Jul 19th, 2007
A recorded message telling it was my final chance to consolidate my debt into a lower rate. I hung up. I got a similar call in Aprill from another number 941-729-7201 from American Finance who hung up on me when I asked for their number. Both are the same type of scam call.
BJ
 Jul 19th, 2007
I too received a call from this number, I am in Texas
Teresa
 Jul 19th, 2007
This is a phone pshing scheme. I've baited the caller into revealing some details about the "offer" without telling the caller that the call was being recorded. After getting sufficient information to report I announced the call was recorded and the female promptly hung up. Ahhhh but it was too late poor lass!
LPK
 Jul 19th, 2007
They call with a recorded message about lowering my interest rate on "my account". They ask to press "1" for more info. When I do an operator askes if I an asking about lowering my interest rate. I ask on which acount they are calling about. They hang up.
Tim K
 Jul 19th, 2007
A recorded message from Account Services saying "final notice" and "must call now".
Mary
 Jul 19th, 2007
This is a brand new marketeer. By the way there is a phone card that allows you to put in any number you want to show as the caller ID. The recording is not an offical Phone Co. "Out of Service" message.
Chuck
 Jul 19th, 2007
Also unknown name -
Las Vegas
 Jul 19th, 2007
This is a brand new marketeer. By the way there is a phone card that let's you put any number in as the caller ID you want to show.
Chuck
 Jul 19th, 2007
I got a recording that said press 1 to talk to a live person about my cc account, which i dont have. The guy wanted my name immediately to "look up your account" and i told him I was on the dnc list, and he needed to remove my number, when he started going "de de de de de de de de de de de de" Click!
ms
 Jul 19th, 2007
This is the second phone call I've received. Waited for a representative to come on line, when I asked for the name of the company she hung up on me. I tried to call the number back, it is no longer in service. I also called our state Attorney General office. This seems suspicious to me.
NE Ohio
 Jul 19th, 2007
Same "final notice' spam left on my VM.
Eric
 Jul 19th, 2007
PHONE SPAM
MBecker
 Jul 19th, 2007
Was a recorded message "Hi, this is Jonathan from Consumer Credit Services, calling about your credit card account. There's no problem, but this is your final notice to lower
your rates -- press 1 to speak to a rep and 2 to be removed." I pressed 2 and it hung up. Reported it to donotcall.gov (2nd time this week). Google came up with "Phonebook results for 2395436723: Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33917" who might just be a phone spammer or a "joe job" that got his # spoofed by the crap company.
John
 Jul 19th, 2007
I must further mention "jim connor" that called asked my wife specifically for me??? Then when I aswered they hung up the phone??? So tuneup sounds like you know this guy so please explain!!! Hown does he know specific peoples names when there phones are unlisted and why is he hanging up if he really is jim connor?????
randy
 Jul 19th, 2007
This number called my house and left no message at 4pm today then called again at 7:29pm under unknown number and my wife answered the phone the "man" said his name was jim connor and asI said hello he hung up the phone. If he is in the mortgage business the why is he hanging up as soon as you answer the phone? I talked to the Sheriff's department in Lee County as I am an unlisted number and on the do not call list. If this person was legit why not talk to me and not hang up? has anyone else been called by this jim connor?
Randy
 Jul 19th, 2007
This is a man in the mortgage business. His name really is Jim Conner and he is not a scammer.
tune up
 Jul 19th, 2007
Kann's message was essentially what just happened to us. Call back to the number resulted in the dreaded "the number you dialed..." I told the person who called from "Account Services" that I wasnt comfortable giving out personal information without knowing more about who was calling and asked them what bank they were affiliated with. They told me that they couldn't provide any information until they could verify who they were speaking with. At that point, I said that I couldn't provide my information and the agent (female) was very polite and said that she understood if I didn't want to provide any information. Perhaps that was her way of making a cry for help!

On top of everything else, we are (supposedly) on the 'do not call' registry yet we frequently get sales calls such as these.

What recourse do we have for reporting solicitations (dubious or not) when the name and number result in a dead end?
Greg
 Jul 19th, 2007
This number appeared on our caller ID. We weren't at home when they called and they did not leave a message. Googleling the number gave me the name Joseph Martinek, 2025 Laurel Ln., North Fort Meyers, FL 33917. When I looked that up on Google Earth, it shows a house out of town behind a trailer park! Not exactly a business location.
Jo
 Jul 19th, 2007
I didn't answer the phone but saw the caller id. It showed the number being from North Fort Myers, FL.

Our number was placed on the national DNCL a long time ago and I do think it is right we are still receiving these types of phone calls. I hope it gets corrected soon.
Sue
 Jul 19th, 2007
Only got half the message because they started before our machine started recording. Something about this is your final notice to take advantage of their offer--with the same "press 1 to talk with a rep or 2 to be removed".
Colo Springs
 Jul 19th, 2007
I have been receiving calls from this number. Last night at 8:30 PM
No message
Tamra
 Jul 18th, 2007
I have had this number call me at least 20 times so far today. I never answer, most of the time they hang up, but sometimes they breath heavily on my machine. I am so sick of this. There seems like there is nothing I can do since I have changed my number and even moved to another state-job related- and they still find me. I do not even have a credit card. I am seriously considering canceling my service and permately using my cell phone.

By the way, never give out your number at checkout stands. They sell it to companies. By giving it out, you give permission to be called by their affailates. They do not need it for any reason.
M
 Jul 18th, 2007
Got a call from this number & when the answering machine came on they hung up. I looked this number up on google.com & it shows that it is listed under an individuals name & not a business. I called the number back & it says tht the number is no longer in service.
carolyn
 Jul 18th, 2007
It seems they call about once or twice a month. I didn't answer and they left no message on my recorder. I know I've reported them at least once before to the Feds. Wish they would go ahead and close these jokers down.
Stan
 Jul 18th, 2007
Male voice saying I had
this chance to lower my credit card rate.

A Do Not Call list complaint
will be filed!
Annoyed in NJ
 Jul 18th, 2007
It's a recording to lower interest rates on your mortgage.
Roy
 Jul 18th, 2007
Caller ID showed 'Unknown Name' from 239-543-6723. I didn't answer and no message was left. I looked it up online and found this page.

These guys are slimey.
Co Springs CO
 Jul 18th, 2007
Your interest rates are going to increase substantially, final notice" -- press 1 to speak to a rep and 2 to be removed. I hung up and Googled the number and found this- Phonebook results for 239 543 6723 Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Jack
 Jul 18th, 2007
239-543-6723 on caller ID; sound like pests
Minnesota
 Jul 18th, 2007
There was no message left.
Peggy
 Jul 18th, 2007
i called the cops...they are on their way!!
none
 Jul 18th, 2007
somebody call the cops!!
chico ca
 Jul 18th, 2007
"Hello, this is John Benwick(?) from Consumer Services, calling about your current credit card account. There is no problem with your account..." After listening to this much of an obviously hokey message I hung up.
Paul
 Jul 18th, 2007
Recorded message about 4.5% loans or something. I hung up and reported to donotcall.gov
Googled the number and got the same name and address :Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Bill
 Jul 18th, 2007
+12395436723 showed in caller id, left no message
Alan
 Jul 18th, 2007
phone number and unavailable showed up on caller ID, I didn't answer the phone.
marie
 Jul 18th, 2007
I also have this number listed on my caller ID. I googled the number in, and presto..all your comments. I am glad to find out that this is a spammer, and will be reporting this number also. Thanks for the heads up!
Dar
 Jul 18th, 2007
Google search comes back to a Joseph Martinek (239) 543-6723 2025 Laurel Ln,North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Some One
 Jul 18th, 2007
Came in as a recorded message saying something to the effect of "lowering rates" and "final notice" -- press 1 to speak to a rep and 2 to be removed.

I pressed 1 and a woman came on. No greeting, she just immediately asked if I had $2,500 or more in cc debt.

I asked what credit card company this was and she hung up.
UpstateNY
 Jul 18th, 2007
No message left
JD
 Jul 18th, 2007
the person said i had no problem with my credit card. then said i can lower my credit card intrest press 1 to speak to rep or 2 i pressed one and said i do not own a credit card who is this and they hung up
liz
 Jul 18th, 2007
No message this is getting retarded I just got my number changed just because of these kind of people! No one has my new number but some how these people do! In fact calls from these jokes are the only calls iv'e gotten on my new,unlisted,not in directory assistance number.I am so sick of this crap.
Magda
 Jul 18th, 2007
came in as out of area and #. i did not pick up the phone and googled the #. I also got Joseph Martinek of Ft Meyers FKL. Also on DNC list.

no message left
brooklyn
 Jul 18th, 2007
Called the number back and got a recording stating that the number was not in service
kp
 Jul 18th, 2007
unknown caller showed with this number. Didn't pick up the phone, thank goodness
ca
 Jul 18th, 2007

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