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Same useless message as everyone else. Offering to "lower my credit card rates".

Hey, folks. I've gotten a lot of the calls always with the middle block of numbers as 000 in the number. 729-000-9896, 283-000-5429, & now 355-000-1235) Clearly they are spoofing their number so complaints can't be filed about them. No telling where they are really calling from. Only thing you can do is NOT answer their call. If they stop making money, then they'll stop calling all of us. Maybe also call the FBI. It's now illegal to spoof your phone number.
dip-dap
 Jun 08th, 2010
I wasn't home at the time of this call, but like many of you, I don't carry credit card balances AND I am on the National Do Not Call List. It does seem that being on the DNC list isn't stopping many of the robo-callers.
Addie
 Mar 13th, 2010
I have gotten many calls from various numbers all the same message. I only have one credit card and never carry a balance. I have called the attorney general in our state and she said they are call over the internet and there is no way to trace them. I think this should be telivised on news channels in all states so everyone knows whats going on. I fear the elderly will fall for this scam at a great cost to them. My mother-in law had this happen to her and she gave her information and had someone go into her bank account so there were several week of crap to get her account back to good status. Thease people should be punished big time
Patty
 Feb 18th, 2010
It was robot - I push 9 and She said I'm Sheri can reduce your debt. When I asked her phone number she said "By" and hangup
Gene
 Feb 18th, 2010
I thought congress passed a bill effective 09/01/2010 outlawing robo dialing. What happened to that law?
cari
 Feb 10th, 2010
I am on the DO NOT CALL list. This numbers calls. Leaves no message. Do not call worked until about 1 year ago. Has not worked since February of 2009. Used to get one call or less a month...now I get 2-4 a day. Tax $ no longer working in this program.
CARI
 Feb 10th, 2010
ok, here is a nice one. Just got a call from them, he would not identify the company he is with, which bank gave him my number, and when I brought up that I wanted to be off the list he told me that the only way to get off is for me to die. Then he hung up before I could respond.
pissed
 Feb 06th, 2010
It is phishing operation scam. After you listen to a recording promising to reduce your credit card rates, you are asked to push 9 to talk to a representative, who claims to be working for "Visa and Mastercard." He says he or she can only help you on cards that still have available credit. You are then instructed to get out your credit card statements so you can read the account numbers on all your cards. If you challege them, they might start swearing at you and, in short, treat you with extreme contempt.
Trevor
 Jan 30th, 2010
The automated voice said the name very quickly, I believe it said something "Card Services". It stated to lower your percent rate to press 9 to speak to a live representative. Our household is credit card free so it spiked my curiousity and I pressed 9. Once a live representative came on the line, he was quick to talk and he wanted to ask me some questions. He wanted to lower our Visa/Mastercard rate. I simply stated to him that we no longer have credit cards...he immediately without a breath hung up on me!! That fast. I tried calling the number back and it said "The number you have called can not be completed as dailed, please check the number and try again 017T". What the heck? Rude rude guy and I can't even call the number back. Are they out to scam? A few 'not nice' words came out of my mouth when he hung up on me!!!
Renee
 Jan 28th, 2010
After pressing 9 and getting a live person, she hung up on me mid-sentence when I asked if this was a call re: a current credit card I have. Anyone who went to the effort to look up this number and come across this website is obviously unhappy about the call. As far as I can tell, Ohio will be using this number for a new area code, but isn't using it yet. I can't verify the following info, but here's what someone said on the website 800notes.com:

"After more incoming calls, which I ignored over the following couple of months, last week I contacted a 'Dan' this time to again demand removal of my number from their calling list. He advised me they were not bound by No-Call lists because the automated dialing is done from off shore in Costa Rica. He claimed their 'Parent Company' is based in Chicago, Illinois. He seemed quite smug about continuing to call when ever they felt like doing so. An odd way for a legitimate business to try and obtain customer interest.
I noted the calling number this time was 283-000-5429, but a business contact at a DHS agency advised me criminal operators manipulate where a call originates. He advised anyone having such an experience as mine and the other's on this page to document (including recordings) the details and forward them in a complaint to their Member of Congress AND Senators' offices. They will pass on the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency, which will get faster attention than if it comes from we mere citizens.
The DHS contact indicated that this outfit sounds like one of a number of scammers who are funneling the proceeds of their scams to terrorist organizations. Many of the people on the phone don't know who they work for, or care, as long as they get 'Commissions'."
Mike
 Jan 18th, 2010
Credit card is OK, but have to call right away to get some kind of savings.
Kay
 Jan 14th, 2010
This is the 2nd time I've gotten this call and answered it. The first time, I pushed 9 as the automated recording because I don't have any credit card balances, so I don't need any help with reducing interest rates, etc. The first time, the lady who answered let me get out that I don't have any debt and shared a pleasant exchange with me. Promised to "not call" again. The second time, the woman who identified herself as Francis answered and as soon as I said, "You called me befo--," she hung up on me. I will NOT answer the phone again for any 283-000 number. Even if they are a legitimate company (which I doubt), their phone etiquette and business practices leave a LOT to be desired.
B. Loyd
 Jan 13th, 2010
I get these calls in bunches. The recorded message says they can save me money on my credit card balances - I have no balance. Sometimes I go all the way to talking to a live person and when I tell them to stop calling me that I am on the do not call list they either hang up or use VERY profane language so I just don't bother answering them any more but I do report the call each time to the Do Not Call registry. Everyone should. I'm not sure it does any good but it at least helps releave my frustration.
Roger
 Jan 06th, 2010
I constantly get calls from this number. Today, I again, went all the way through the auto call to a person, named Francis. When I told them I HAVE NO CREDIT CARDS and to take me off their call list. She had the nerve to hang up on me. Next time they call I am going to get a whistle. I am on every do not call registry and they still call. I hate this company!

Just to repeat what Mary said in another post: If a company calls by auto dial do not do business with them. Add all your phone and cell numbers to all do not call and national registry. Contact the state's attorney general with the phone numbers of companies that continue to call you after you've told them to stop. Never EVER EVER give your credit card number, Social Security number, or any other information to ON THE PHONE, AT THE DOOR, OR BY EMAILS.
Dawn N
 Jan 06th, 2010
I did not answer as the number had a "000" prefix (never answer those).
Bill C
 Jan 05th, 2010
After several rings, someone answered and asked for a balance on my cards. I responded but was suspicious of the call, which must have been evident because the caller hung up on me.
Unknown name
 Jan 04th, 2010
how do i get unsolicited calls from calling? recorded call - press 9 to find out how you can reduce your credit card rates.
Tom Buchberger
 Dec 10th, 2009
I also received a call from this number. It was a "robocall" urging me to talk with someone about adjusting my credit card interest rate (downward, of course). I pressed "9" as instructed and eventually a man answered and he immediately asked for my credit card number. I told him I only wanted to remind them that I was on the national do not call list and to take my name off their phone list. He hung up on me. Since then I have learned that federal courts in Illinois, Georgia, and Florida have ordered these companies to stop making the automated calls (area code 283 is assigned to Ohio). The "service" they provide is to supposedly arrange to have your credit card interest rate lowered - for an up-front fee (sometimes for as much as $1,495+). As far as I know, only the financial institution that issues a credit card determines the rate of interest. It only makes sense never to do "business" with anyone who contacts us by way of unsolicited phone calls. If you are not on the national do not call phone list, get yourself added to it. Report to your state's attorney general the phone numbers of companies that continue to call you after you've requested that they drop you from their phone list. Never give your credit card number, Social Security number, or any other private information to someone who has reached you by way of an unsolicited phone call.
Mary
 Dec 09th, 2009

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