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Thanks Jack I just called the # for the appointment setter These people are gonna get calls from me Everday!!!!!!
Nancy
 Feb 06th, 2009
Just wanted to add to those that may be receiving these odd ball area code 310-305-386 numbers to their cell phone. I add them to my contacts and assign a no ring to the contact so I would never hear from that number again. I would get all worked up and make reports to the no not call list and or FCC and never hear anything ( this has been my experience). It just resolves the problem and I don't have to hear the ring and they never leave a voice mail message.
unknown
 Feb 06th, 2009
FCC.GOV You can file a complaint online, and they actually send you a confirmation letter. Stop being a victim!
MF
 Feb 05th, 2009
http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm
CC
 Feb 05th, 2009
ALL "78" OF US SHOULD REPORT THIS TO THE FCC TODAY.

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm
CC
 Feb 05th, 2009
Wed. Feb. 4... the CallID showed INTL CALL. When I answered, a recording gave a message about
my" last chance for an auto warrantee" and directed me to push 1 to speak to
a representative and I selected it. A woman's voice again mentioned something about a warrantee. I asked
who she was and why she called and she hung up. This ID has been on my phone before and if the phone
isn't answered it's a hang up.
Nancee A
 Feb 04th, 2009
Received calls from this number, answered phone, caller just hangs up. This has happened multiple times recently. FCC needs to find out what company is doing this and put a stop to it.
Gary O
 Feb 04th, 2009
I guess companies like these have determined that any threat, real or perceived, from the F.C.C for "Do not call" violations is an acceptable cost of doing business.I think it is safe to say that the "Do not call" Registry is a cynical and unenforced law designed solely to pacify the masses.
Tom Wilson
 Feb 04th, 2009
I read Jack's posts regarding the scam. I have received many calls like that who leave pre-recorded messages on my answering machine but there is never a number on the caller id, so I haven't been able to report them. This time I picked up and they hung up. No one even tried to speak. Still getting harrassed and have no way of stopping them.
Jacquie
 Feb 03rd, 2009
Just keeps calling my house
inwashdcmd
 Feb 03rd, 2009
Pre-recorded message saying this is the final attempt to contact me to lower my credit card interest rates. When I was connected to a "live" person whose name was Stephen and told him I had previously requested to have my phone number removed from their calling list he abruptly hung up.

Obviously this is not a reputable company.
B. P. Grady
 Feb 03rd, 2009
Called ID reads "Intl Call" with a 310 area code. When answered, it's a recorded message saying "Don't hang up - this is your last change to lower your credit card rate. We've attempted to reach you several times..." yada, yada, yada.
jersey girl
 Feb 02nd, 2009
I followed the prompt and got a representative on the line. He proceded to ask me questions about my vehicle (year, make, and model). I then gave him bogus information and he hung up. I was hoping to move forward and get someone on the line to get a trace. I think they know how long to be on the line before a trace can be administed...

I am tired of these assholes calling all the time. If it is not my home phone it is my cell phone and occasionaly my office phone as well. They have no fear and I am not sure waht it is they want.
Dom
 Jan 30th, 2009
Just fast beeps after the answering machine picked up.
Did a search-(310) 485-8984
Here are the results.
Type: Land Line
Provider: Digitcom Services
Location: Culver City, CA
Due to number portability, some numbers have been transferred to a new service provider.
Type: Land LineProvider: Digitcom ServicesLocation: Culver City, CA
(310) 485-8984 is Unpublished or Unavailable
I too am on a do not call list!
tone
 Jan 30th, 2009
First time idiots like these call, they go in my Asterisk Blacklist. Did this with the *entire* "062" scam too - they are related.
JYD
 Jan 29th, 2009
No message
Jerry
 Jan 28th, 2009
keep a large blow horn near your phone, and let 'em have it!!!!
phil
 Jan 27th, 2009
called 1/27/2009 - caller unknown. Hung up after I answered.
Linda
 Jan 27th, 2009
Intl call no message
unknown
 Jan 27th, 2009
Thanks Jack, just got my 5th call from these lowlifes. Will be posting the information you listed on a few other sites.
Rob of NYC
 Jan 26th, 2009
You must also file a report with the Attorney General of your state. See the last link below to see how effective this can be.

I file complaints against Versadebt and VP Marketing every time I receive a call. If everyone that received a call from these low-life scumbags does the same, then the combined action of thousands of us can stop these crooks from scamming innocent people out of money. You may also try to write your congress person.

Additional information: This is what can happen if everyone were to complain!
http://ago.mo.gov/newsreleases/2008/TRO_against_Versadebt_and_Marvin_Cox_for_No_Call_violations/

See the following press releases to see how effective your complaints can be:
http://ago.mo.gov/newsreleases/2008/030608.htm
http://ago.mo.gov/newsreleases/2008/National_crackdown_on_telemarketing_fraud_includes_three_cases_filed_by_Nixon/
http://ftc.gov/opa/2008/05/telephoney.shtm
Jack
 Dec 18th, 2008
Also, the time you take from them means them have less time to steal from someone who is unknowledgeable about their scams. They get paid to rip people off. Take away their time, and they make no money! I have kept them on the phone for up to 20 minutes! I realize that many of you do not have the time? But do you appreciate being taken advantage of?

Ever hear of Scambaiting? That is what you are doing!!! There are many entertaining web sites on this topic. For example, see:
http://www.419eater.com.

2) YOU MUST REPORT THEM TO THE AUTHORITIES:

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION!
Here is the link to file a complaint: http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION:
https://donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx

You must also file a report with the Attorney General of your state. See the last link below to see how effective this can be.
Jack
 Dec 18th, 2008
You can learn much more about these douchebags by performing a web search for "versadebt," and "vp marketing," or "heather from account services."

NOW, WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THIS? You have two solutions:
1) Speak to one of their customer service representatives. Pretend to be interested in either lowering your credit card interest rate or a car warranty. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY REAL INFORMATION. Give them a fake credit card number, a fake name, and a fake SS#. Tell them you own a Ferrari, or a 1937 Dodge (however, if you really own one of those two, tell them you own a Buick). Give a made up VIN number. If they ask for your name and phone number, give them the info for the person you hate the most.

Your goal is simple. Keep them on the phone for as long as possible. Be friendly. Your goal is twofold. You want to learn as much as possible about them. They will refuse to give you a website, phone number, or maybe even a real company name. They will attempt to give you a generic name such as "Account Services," "Financial Services," or "Dealer Services." This is done for a reason, to throw you and the government off their tracks. Do not accept this. Keep pressing for info. You will need this (see below).

EVEN BETTER IS IF YOU CAN RECORD THE CALL.
Jack
 Dec 18th, 2008
Here are some links to prove my research:
Job listings for VP Marketing:
http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobResults.aspx?ncc=^"VP+Marketing"$&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=65cc3191c8ec4200beb8f180570269d1-267407999-RF-4&ns_siteid=ns_us_g_"vp_marketing"_at

Notice the job listings for "Appointment Setter," "Qualification Representative," "Auto Warranty Specialist," and "Financial Representatives." Those are the idiots you get on the phone when you press "1" to speak to a representative after receiving their ILLEGAL recorded phone calls. Also, you can see many other job listings with similar titles.

Interestingly, if you view these help wanted ads, you will notice that their address and phone number are different from what is listed with the Georgia Department of State. They now list 678-741-3188 and 678-741-3189 as the phone number of Human Resources. IT IS PERFECTLY LEGAL TO CALL THEM AS THEY LISTED THEIR NUMBER IN A PUBLIC FORUM. Call them to find out more information about this company. You will need this in your complaints to the FCC, FTC, and your state Attorney General.

You can call them to see if they offer Car Warranties or tell them you are interested in a lower interest rate. It is quite humorous to listen to their answers!

Here are some details from RipOff Report:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/312/RipOff0312307.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/301/ripoff0301144.htm

You can learn much more about these douchebags by performing a web search for "versadebt," and "vp marketing," or "heather from account services."
Jack
 Dec 18th, 2008
Here are the details of these douchebags:

Car Warranty Scam (two potential addresses):
VP Marketing
4501 Circle 75 Parkway
Suite #A-1225
Atlanta GA 30339

They also show a new address in their help wanted ads:
1820 Water Place Pkwy
Ste 255
Atlanta GA 30339
678-741-3188
678-741-3189


Credit Card Scam:
Versadebt Corp.
4501 Circle 75 Parkway
Suite #A-1225
Atlanta GA 30339
678-238-1300
678-238-1349
678-238-1351

Both companies are listed with the Georgia Department of State. Here is how you can lookup their information:
http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/CSearch.asp

You will find that the "Registered Agent" for VP Marketing is Kelly Lonas, 224 Ripple Creek Drive, Marietta GA 30060. The listed "Member/Manager" is James A. Schoenholz at the 4501 Circle 75 Parkway address.

Versadebt's Registered Agent is the same James A. Schoenholz at the 4501 Circle 75 Parkway address. There is one additional name listed for Versadebt. The listed CEO, CFO, and Secretary is named Marvin Cox, Jr. at the same address.
Jack
 Dec 18th, 2008
PEOPLE. PEASE READ THE COMMENTS BEFORE POSTING!!!

YOU MAY THINK THAT SOMEONE FROM CALIFORNIA IS CALLING YOU.

THEY DID NOT.

SOME VICTIM'S PHONE NUMBER WAS SPOOFED ON A CALLER ID FOR A SCAM COMPANY.

Important message to all those that have received a call from this number:

The company making this call with an auto dialer is a known scam outfit. They spoofed phone numbers of victims all the time. Sometimes, they spoof non-working phone numbers. The phone number 310-485-8984 is just another victim of these scumbags. I've done a lot of research of this company. Actually, there are several affiliated companies, owned by the same people that try to scam innocent victims. One scam is about auto warranties. The other is about credit card debt relief. Their MO is the same. The use an auto dialer, and call thousands of random numbers. They have no regard to the do not call lists. Your demands or complaints are worthless. They will continue to call you.

They will not remove you from their call lists. Why? BECAUSE THEY DO NOT MAINTAIN ANY. THEY ARE CROOKS. THEY HAVE NO REGARD TO THE MANY LAWS THEY BREAK.

If they call about a car warranty, the message says something as "This is the second notice on your extended vehicle warranty. Press one now to speak to a representative..." The message about credit debt mentions "This is Account Services. We are calling to lower your credit card debt. Press one now to speak to a representative..."
Jack
 Dec 18th, 2008
Called me at 10:03am here in NY. It was a recorded message saying something about my car warantee. I don't even have a car. The last time I got calls like this, they were using a different number (this number is from California - last time, it was a number from here in NY). They are stealing phone numbers to use, which is why no one can get through when they call back.
Instead, wait for the list of choices so you can push a number to talk to someone. When that person answers, scream as loudly as you can into the phone, or use one of those air horns into the microphone, to make them hang up. After they do hang up, you hang up too...then, pick the reciever back up, and dial *57 so the phone company can trace the call. Then, you can report it to the authorities, and your trace will give them something to work with. That's what I'm doing next time these idiots call me. Hey, if we can't make them stop calling, then maybe we can make them go deaf, right?
Umbra
 Dec 17th, 2008
First called twice as Unknown/Unknown and then as Unknown/310-485-8984 - picked up phone - nobody there!
Bruce_in_MA
 Dec 16th, 2008
we keep on getting calls from this number and since we scan all our calls...they hang up
msfitness
 Dec 15th, 2008
Got a call on my landline phone. Called ID indicated it was from a cell phone in CA. Called the number using my cell phone and received a dead circuit with no ring back. I am also on the do not call list.
Rob
 Dec 15th, 2008
don't know, no message.
ben
 Dec 13th, 2008
INTL CALL no message
Roger
 Dec 12th, 2008
didnt answer it, they hung up, no message left
Gvirginia
 Dec 12th, 2008
They call all the time and it just says INTL CALL on the caller ID.
Lyn
 Dec 12th, 2008
Did not leave a message and I did not pick up because I did not recognize the number.
Maryland
 Dec 12th, 2008
Missed call; no message; no name
Joseph
 Dec 11th, 2008
Yep got called from these assholes too. Constantly calling. Funny stuff I dont run balances on my credit cards.
Cait
 Dec 11th, 2008
I got a call from this number on my cell phone. I went to whitepages.com and entered the number:

(310) 485-8984

Here are the results.
Type: Land Line
Provider: Digitcom Services
Location: Culver City, CA
Due to number portability, some numbers have been transferred to a new service provider.
Type: Land LineProvider: Digitcom ServicesLocation: Culver City, CA
(310) 485-8984 is Unpublished or Unavailable
I too am on a do not call list! I returned the call from the cell phone and my land line only to hear it ring 3 to 4 times then "your call did not go through... blah blah blah".
Kat
 Dec 11th, 2008
INTL Call
No message
12:17p 10 Dec 2008
Keith
 Dec 10th, 2008
These people have called several times from several different numbers always a recorded call saying it is the last day I can lower my credit card rates, all I have to do is press 1. I always do that and tell the real people that answer that this number is on the Do Not Call list and what they are doing is illegal. That must not be on their script because they never have a response to it. I'm fed up with them
Kat
 Dec 09th, 2008
CALLED 8:47 12-8-08 PM NO MESSAGE
JEFF
 Dec 09th, 2008
don't hang up, won a cruise
EL
 Dec 08th, 2008
Called at 4:33 on a Thursday afternoon. Caller ID said "Int'l call" but reverse phone says it's in California. Left no message.
musigal
 Dec 08th, 2008
INTL CALL no message
J
 Dec 04th, 2008
Missed call, no message, google search returned "Customer Service" call
JT Stryker
 Dec 02nd, 2008

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