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Found a great resource with details, ideas, and info, on what is going on with these scammers. Lifted this from 800Notes.com:

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>> If you want to stop these calls then you need to dry up their revenue source. Your phone company is charging you a fee for caller ID. Your phone company pays the scammer for sending their caller ID information. Your phone company pays only a fraction of a cent per call and you pay $5 to $15 to your phone company. The scammers send out millions of calls per day which amounts to a significant amount of money however your phone company is charging a large amount to millions of customers. This may have something to do with the phone companies inability to stop these calls. You can also see why the criminals keep calling even though they know you won't fall for their scam. If someone does make the mistake of answering the phone and falling for their con then it is just icing on the cake for them. These people are the lowest form of filth on this planet.
In order to stop this we need legislation making it illegal to charge for caller ID. If a phone service wishes to operate it would need to provide the caller ID at no charge to other phone providers and to it's customers as part of the service. Here is the $50,000 solution that the FCC is looking for and it doesn't cost anything.
Many of the disposable numbers come from Pacific Telecom Communications Group and they are currently under investigation and in the midst of various lawsuits. (The principles involved have been part of actions by the FCC under other business names). Here is an excellent blog site that I found that explains how this company is getting away with this activity.
>> http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com
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Read through at the link, and it seems as if the state AG's are having better luck closing off these scumbuckets.
PhilM
 Dec 06th, 2012
I believe this is a scam. Have had dozens of calls over the past couple of months and the message always states 'this is your last chance to take advantage of stimulus money'.
R Dilley
 Dec 04th, 2012
I believe this to be a sales scam.
M. Thompson
 Nov 23rd, 2012
Same deal as mindy reports: A recorded message told me this was my final chance to lower my credit card rate. They claimed to be Cardmember Services from Atlanta who deal with Mastercard, Visa, etc. When I started to ask them to not call me again, they hung up on me (well before I got finished saying it). I think if the script doesn't go the way they want, the caller must be instructed to simply hang up.
lorddarthpaul
 Nov 20th, 2012
Recording spoke before my answer machine was done talking. ......."notice to lower your credit card interest rates & payments. Press 1 now to find out the terms conditions & assoc changes before the next billing cycle. Again, this is your final notice as it relates to the financial stimulas. So press 1 now to take advantage of this today."
xxx
 Nov 16th, 2012
Recorded message about lowering my credit card interest rate due to 'Stimulus Package". What a crock! And even after "opting out" the calls keep coming from different numbers.
Bob
 Nov 15th, 2012
A recorded message told me this was my second and final chance to lower my credit card rate.
mindy
 Nov 09th, 2012
card services....wow these morons have a ton of numbers....must be a lot of folks sitting in their mommie's basement in their underwear calling people.
dave
 Oct 29th, 2012

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