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The FCC has temporarily halted 7 minor unprofitable boiler rooms who will receive a slap on the wrist and be back at it within a few days. In the meantime the calls will continue since they are making money with what is called a CNAM revenue-sharing program through companies like http://www.telephonemanagement.net and http://www.CallerID4U.com

In their own words: 'Every day your company makes thousands of outbound phone calls. Every one of those calls generates revenue for many companies, why not yours? Our CNAM revenue-sharing program helps you make money every time a Caller ID request is made by a phone carrier. A high-traffic call center can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars a day to phone carriers by allowing them to charge for access to your own data.'

You can now see why the criminals keep calling even though they know you won't fall for their scam. They are making money even if you don't answer the phone. If someone does make the mistake of answering the phone and falling for their scam then it is just icing on the cake for them. These people are the lowest form of filth on this planet.

What To Do When You Get an Illegal Robocall; http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/robocalls
1. Hang Up. Do not press 1 or any other numbers to get off the list and NEVER call them back
2. Consider blocking the number or on a cell phone add it to a contact list and assign NO ring tone
3. Report it at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints
4. Report it at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
5. People should continually file complaints with their Attorney Generals office
6. Report any criminal activity to the FBI here: https://tips.fbi.gov

This is an all out attack from these scum suckers! EVERYONE should be reporting them everywhere that they can. Since this is an obvious attempt at identity theft the FBI should be forced to get involved. (Prosecute them in criminal court instead of civil penalties).

Register your phone numbers online at http://www.donotcall.gov or call 888-382-1222 (must call from # you want removed).

There is a blog site that has information on one of these operations: http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com
Please read the blog and report violations to the proper authorities.
http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/callerid4u-inc-moves-to-silence-critics-of-illicit-robocalls
Why
 Feb 23rd, 2013
While my outgoing message was playing, the caller hung up.
This was a first-time call from this organization.
D.A.
 Feb 19th, 2013
Another robocall from some most-likely rip-off credit card service.
Charlie
 Feb 15th, 2013
I contacted the Missouri Attorney General. While only citizens of Missouri may complain to MO AG under its DNC the AG is working with the FTC and FBI in an active investigation of the crooked company. Thus, when you receive these calls file a complaint with the FTC DNC because it is actively investigating the company. Complaining has another benefit - if the scammer gets a big fine you my get a payment from the fine either by MO if you live thee and/or FTC
Rick
 Feb 14th, 2013
DOUCHBAGS!!!!!!!
FEDUP
 Feb 13th, 2013
caller grunted and hung up ??
k
 Feb 12th, 2013
These telemarketers are such losers and seriously need to quit and FIND A REAL JOB and leave us alone
ticked off
 Feb 11th, 2013
Called my cellphone and my husbands cell, card services promising this is my last and final notice, haha, wish they would folllow through with that. I am getting so sick of getting these calls. We have no credit card debt. Some of these calls have an opt out, not that it does any good to push it. I have pushed "1" before to tell them they are calling a DO NOT CALL number and they hang up on me. They know they are caught.
ag
 Feb 04th, 2013
ugh... think its time for a number change
shiru
 Feb 02nd, 2013
Scam call. They claimed they wanted to reduce my credit card debt when I told them I had no credit cards the caller hung up.
sam
 Jan 30th, 2013
Telemarketer that was very rude. When they asked if I had x amount of dollars in credit card debt, they hung up the phone without so much as another word. Not only are these people calling my cell phone and BOTHERING me, they were extremely rude!
Irritated
 Jan 30th, 2013
pre recorded msgs about my Credit cards. I have no credit cards. The worst part is no option to op out of calls and when I talk to a person and ask to be taken off of call list because I am on the no call list for CO. they just hang up.
Charlie
 Jan 30th, 2013
Same credit card scam: a robocall about reducing credit card interest, and indicating that this is the second and last call. HAHA! This one, however, came to my cell phone, and I will report it to the FCC who communicates back about the complaint. The rules for cells is stronger than land lines. But I encourage everybody receiving these scam calls to complain to the FTC or FCC.
Glenn
 Jan 30th, 2013
Card Services needs to be stopped. They are a fake "company" and a scam, with a harssing amount of calls and different generated numbers.
Anon
 Jan 29th, 2013
scam
CB
 Jan 23rd, 2013
Recording about lower interest on credit card
CB
 Jan 23rd, 2013
Almost forgot about this one. Got it on thursday and didn't answer because I didn't know the number.
Gee
 Jan 19th, 2013
did not answer
Henry R.
 Jan 18th, 2013
called my cell and i've blocked this number like i did their other one 417-800-2296. they'll just find another number to use and call back. *sigh*
anon
 Jan 17th, 2013
STOP CALLING ME PLEASE
mike
 Jan 17th, 2013
telemarketing calls
linda
 Jan 17th, 2013
i wish they stopped bugging me i warned them now i reported it not sure how it going to stopped :( i wish they would cause of my disability my phone might be disconnected cause of them screwing with my usage of call charged not fare for who are I'M handicap and.............. cked off card services leave me alone .. i want my phone don't want to be left out with an phone in case i have to call for help. GET AN REAL JOB ..... STOPPED HARNESSING .......PLEASE ........
handicap person
 Jan 17th, 2013
Nothing that you do will stop them from calling you. The major players behind this have made millions of dollars, which means that they are too big to fail.
One of the major players specializes in aiding the rich with tax evasion and shell corporations set up in Belize. You can bet that the well to do in this country are not getting lower your credit card interest rate calls and due to that fact our government just considers a few phone calls a minor annoyance.
The FCC has temporarily halted 5 of the minor unprofitable boiler rooms. They will receive a slap on the wrist and be back at it within a few days.

In the meantime the calls will continue since the major money is being made with what is called a CNAM revenue-sharing program through companies like http://www.telephonemanagement.net and http://www.CallerID4U.com
In their own words: 'Every day your company makes thousands of outbound phone calls. Every one of those calls generates revenue for many companies, why not yours? Our CNAM revenue-sharing program helps you make money every time a Caller ID request is made by a phone carrier. A high-traffic call center can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars a day to phone carriers by allowing them to charge for access to your own data.'

You can now see why the criminals keep calling even though they know you won't fall for their scam. They are making money even if you don't answer the phone. 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. The only way to stop this is to contact the FBI and ask why this crime family is allowed to operate and facilitate the ongoing criminal operations. This is one of the reasons that the RICO act was put in place, so why aren't they using it. Is this because this isn't a high profile, news worthy operation or is the FBI too understaffed and busy with Homeland Security issues. Maybe if we were rich they would take this seriously, but then if we were rich we would be using that criminal organizations services and protecting them instead of trying to shut them down. It is alleged that they launder money from Pacific Telecom through a trust bank account in Oregon and into foreign accounts at Scotiabank in Belize and other destinations.

Why hasn't the FBI used the RICO act and gone after this organization? On October 15, 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–1968), commonly referred to as the 'RICO Act', became United States law. The RICO Act allowed law enforcement to charge a person or group of people with racketeering, defined as committing multiple violations of certain varieties within a ten-year period. The purpose of the RICO Act was stated as 'the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce'. S.Rep. No. 617, 91st Cong., 1st Sess. 76 (1968). However, the statute is sufficiently broad to encompass illegal activities relating to any enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce.

From the FBI website:
http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/financial-crimes-report-2010-2011/financial-crimes-report-2010-2011#Mass
Mass Marketing Fraud
General Overview
Mass marketing fraud is a general term for frauds which exploit mass-communication media, such as telemarketing, mass mailings, and the Internet. Since the 1930s, mass marketing has been a widely accepted and exercised practice. Advances in telecommunications and financial services technologies have further served to spur growth in mass marketing, both for legitimate business purposes as well as for the perpetration of consumer frauds. They share a common theme: the use of false and/or deceptive representations to induce potential victims to make advance fee-type payments to fraud perpetrators. Although there are no comprehensive statistics on the subject, it is estimated mass marketing frauds victimize millions of Americans each year and generate losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The following is a brief description of some of the key concepts and schemes associated with the mass marketing/advance fee fraud crime problem.

Advance Fee Fraud: This category of fraud encompasses a broad variety of schemes which are designed to induce their victims into remitting upfront payments in exchange for the promise of goods, services, and/or prizes.

The predominantly transnational nature of the mass marketing fraud crime problem presents significant impediments to effective investigation by any single agency or national jurisdiction. Typically, victims will reside in one or more countries, perpetrators will operate from another, and the financial/money services infrastructure of numerous additional countries are utilized for the rapid movement and laundering of funds. For these reasons, the FBI is uniquely positioned to assist in the investigation of these frauds through its network of legal attaché (legat) offices located in over 60 U.S. Embassies around the world. By leveraging its global presence and network of liaison contacts, the FBI has successfully cooperated with other domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies to combat, disrupt, and dismantle international mass marketing fraud groups. The FBI participates in the International Mass Marketing Fraud Working Group (IMMFWG), a multi-agency working group established to facilitate the multi-national exchange of information and intelligence, the coordination of cross-border operational matters, and the enhancement of public awareness of international mass marketing fraud schemes. The current membership of the IMMFWG consists of law enforcement, regulatory, and consumer protection agencies from seven countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Despite the best interagency enforcement efforts to combat mass marketing fraud, the FBI remains cognizant of the fact that the only enduring remedy for this crime problem lies in consumer education and fraud prevention programs. Toward this end, the FBI has not only produced its own mass marketing fraud prevention materials, but coordinates on other public information efforts with the DOJ, FTC, and the USPIS, among others. The FBI also supports a consumer fraud prevention website in conjunction with the USPIS which can be located on the web at: Additionally, further information on mass marketing fraud schemes can be found at www.fbi.gov, www.ftc.gov, www.ic3.gov, and www.stopfraud.gov.

Any criminal activity can be reported to the FBI here: https://tips.fbi.gov
Report it at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints
Report it at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
People should continually file complaints with their Attorney Generals office.

There is a blog site that has information on one of these operations: http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com



CALLERID4U: Faces Class Action Over Automatic Telephone Dialers
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Kelly Holleran, writing for The Madison St. Clair Record, reports that ten days after an alleged violation of the Illinois Automatic Telephone Dialers Act, an Edwardsville law firm has filed a putative class action suit claiming a telemarketer thwarted a caller ID system by concealing its true identity.

The Law Office of Shari L. Murphy claims it received one or more prerecorded phone calls from defendant CallerID4U on Oct. 21. However, when the defendant called the law office, it failed to reveal its true identity on the caller ID screen, according to the complaint filed Oct. 31 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Peter J. Maag and Thomas G. Maag of Maag Law Firm in Wood River represents the plaintiff.

The action is in violation of a state statute which requires that all autodialers correctly identify themselves on caller IDs, the complaint says.

'As a direct and proximate result of Defendant's action, Plaintiff sustained damages, including but not limited to lost productivity time and wages paid to financially compensated employees who were diverted from being gainfully employed, and instead dealing with robotic telephone calls,' the suit states.

In its complaint, the law office seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus treble damages, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-1128.


http://do-not-call-complaints.com/blog/
http://www.girardgibbs.com/practice-areas/30/telephone-consumer-protection-act-tcpa/
Who Called
 Jan 17th, 2013
415-800-2363 is a number issued by 3L Communications in Nevada, Missouri. The following message is posted on their website so they've obviously received complaints in the past.

# # #

Please note:3L Communications is not a telemarketer and does not make telemarketing calls. If you are contacted by a telemarketer using telephone numbers assigned to 3L Communications and believe the telemarketer contacted you in violation of law, please contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the Missouri Attorney General at the numbers listed below. 3L Communications will work in full cooperation with applicable authorities to address all reported complaints.

FTC: 888-382-1222
FCC: 888-225-5322
Missouri Attorney General: 866-662-2551


# # #
Hi Di
 Jan 16th, 2013
very tired of these phone numbers calling me.
I blame the phone co.as that is the only way
they can get a phone number. the phone co.
gets a lot of money from these people.
jr
 Jan 16th, 2013
Rec'd call on Kansas City based cell phone 09:33am Central. Missed the call, as I'm on silent at work. Glad I missed. First time hearing from them, but so glad that Google has many links where people have much to say about them.
Darrell
 Jan 16th, 2013
Sick of these people calling. They call at least once a week. I've tried being nice and they still hang up on me. WTF???
MT
 Jan 16th, 2013
Left automated voice mail
Q
 Jan 15th, 2013
Credit card scam. I pressed 1 then blasted the operator with my handy whistle. I probably shouldn't do this because it assaults the eardrums of a worker ant rather than the (bleep)s who run the operation, but I don't know what else I can do.
Larry
 Dec 31st, 2012
I just called the number asked to be removed from their list they said it could take up to 48 hours....to remove my number...


Maybe YOU all can make them GO FAR AWAY......thanks and good luck appreciate what you do...
marsha
 Dec 27th, 2012
This company illegally calls phone numbers on the national do not call registry. They then illegally play a recorded message without an operator on the phone. You are then put on hold to get to an operator, who hangs up if you ask any questions. They illegally fail to provide phone number or address when asked - and this alone is enough to clearly determine that this is a scam. They want your credit card information because they are supposedly going to lower your rates, but it's just a scam. Do not give them any information.
weif
 Dec 27th, 2012
Recording for credit card offer.
AP
 Dec 26th, 2012

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