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TIP: When you pick up the phone and hear the taped phone message from "Rachel at Cardholder Services" (always with a "000" Prefix and often with different area codes), go ahead and "push 9" to 'speak to a representative', but don't bother requesting them to take you off their calling list, because they will quickly hang up on you before you even get your sentence completed. Instead, after you "push 9" and the so-called 'rep' answers, have an AIRHORN or Police whistle poised and ready at the phone receiver when he answers. Say "Hello" in a soft/quiet voice (fake laryngitis) and act like you're interested in the offer. As he's straining to hear you over the phone, Promptly and loudly Blast the horn or whistle into the phone's receiver. May not end their annoying phishing scam calls, but the satisfaction you'll get of pissing them off - Priceless.
Nurse Ratchett
 Apr 12th, 2010
We have caller ID and never answer calls if we do not recognize the name or phone number. When the caller ID came up with a 000 prefix, we assumed it was someone trying to sell something. After reading the previous comments, glad I did not waste my time answering the phone.
Louise
 Apr 01st, 2009
When I asked to be taken off their list, they hung up on me.
kathy
 Mar 19th, 2009
A computer voice told me to press 9 to speak with someone from Card Services about credit card debt. I pressed 9 and after a wait, a fast talking female answered the call. Her first hurried words were a question about whether I had at least $5000 of credit card debt. I asked her if she knew that she was calling a number on the National "No Call" list. She said that she did not make the call and pressed a touch tone button that sent a tone into my earpiece and then hung up on me.
Jeff
 Mar 18th, 2009
When I tried to dial back it says "due to phone company trouble" your call can not be completed.
MJ
 Mar 18th, 2009
Starts with recorded message. Press 9 to speak with person. He asked me what my credit card balance was. I asked him what company he was calling from and he promply hung up. Cannot call this number back - 000 is not a valid exchange.
Phil
 Mar 18th, 2009
Got this call today. I pressed 9 and John answered. I then blew my boat air horn into the phone. After John recovers, I suspect he'll apply for workman's comp! That'll fix em!
Robert
 Mar 18th, 2009
Received call, no caller ID except telephone number; left no message. I do not answer calls if no caller ID. If this is a collection agency call be aware of your consumer rights. Check your credit reports to be sure no new collection items appear. I agree with Kathy to report. I report numbers on a regular basis to the CT Attorney General. It's just part of reality these days.
Michele
 Mar 16th, 2009
"000" for an exchange? No such thing. Obviously a spoofed number, and a pretty dumb spoofing job at that. Ignore any such call. Notice all calls from this number are in March 2009 and to areas in CT. This says something.
Henry
 Mar 16th, 2009
Called at 1:53 PM DST. Didn't answer.
Tom
 Mar 14th, 2009
Pressed 9 after being warned that there were no problems with my account at the present time. Then was shunted off to Timothy, who hung up on me when I asked for the name and address of his company.
Bingo Jones
 Mar 12th, 2009
Received a call this afternoon, at my business, I pressed 9 to speak to a rep and a very rude man answered the phone when I told him that I had no credit cards and for him to take me off the list, he ask for my name. When I said why you called me take my number off he said your f%#king ignorant and hung up.
Tony
 Mar 07th, 2009
Its a scam to get your credit card numbers. Report to your attorney generals office
Paul
 Mar 07th, 2009
S.704 has been on the docket since December 2007 and has not yet been enacted Congress passed legislation making spoofing illegal, but it has been hung up in the senate since December 2007. To verify the info, go to http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-704

Maybe if we all inundate our legislators they will act, although they do have a lot on their plates right now.

Another option to find out who it really is is to activate call tracking. AT&T uses *57 to activate the tracking. If they get a lot of us reporting the same number, there may be a solution there.
Kathy
 Mar 06th, 2009
Warning attempted ID thieves. Report to police when you recive these calls. Lets put them in JAIL!!
Bonnie
 Mar 05th, 2009
They were fishing for credit card info. The hung up when I asked for their info.
Mike
 Mar 05th, 2009
Handicapped person has to answer phone on third ring they hang up desturbing household.We are on the "Do not call list"We pay extra on phone bill to block such calls.We will call ATT and report again and police.
Bill
 Mar 05th, 2009
They'll hang up if you ask for your name to be removed from their call list. Now when they call I just leave the line open until it disconnects on it's own - figure I'm wasting a little of their phone time.
Deb
 Mar 05th, 2009
call number provided by person was 800-get-lost
bob
 Mar 05th, 2009
Who is this? Getting sick of these calls, I've had a number of them.
Tom
 Mar 04th, 2009
Just a number on my phone when I got home. Tried to call back____ nothing goes thru. Scam??????? 407 area code is in florida
bs
 Mar 04th, 2009
They say they are from Cardholder services. just hang up
Billy
 Mar 04th, 2009
Call was a pre-recorded message supposedly about a credit card account (without identifying the card or the card holder). I hung up. Am really tired of these calls.
JT
 Mar 03rd, 2009

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