Reported to FCC.gov since they called my cell phone and I do not give my number to businesses.
Cell phone numbers are different when it comes to disclosure. The internet is where telemarketers phish
this information without permission from websites also.
Be selective who you share your cell phone number with!
Bridgit.... from card holder services
The legal beatdown these slippery credit reprice scammers deserve is depressingly slow in coming. No, you won't get fast gratification from lodging complaints, but they are helpful nonetheless. As Andy hinted, the FTC knocked out three major players in this scam in 2010 thanks to all the people who took a few minutes to alert AG's, FTC, and so on.
Resident47 Oct 26th, 2011
Automated Card Services Scam - left message on answering machine. Repeated complaints filed with Attorney Generals offices and entries in DoNotCall Registry doesn't stop this parasite company from calling. Of course, they would stop calling if people would stop falling for their pitch.
Another annoying Robocall from the "Lower your credit card interest rate" scammers.
They're using numbers attached to disposable cellphones. In September it got so bad that in retaliation I
started sending 5-10 text messages every 30 minutes(from untraceable free sms texting websites)to every cellphone number that they call me from.
Something must be working because instead of the usual 15-20 calls per day, I've only received 1 call this entire week!
never answered, received voice-message that my "bank credit account" is still secure but I should call them for a better rate. Scammer. No number, name, or service to call and ask them to stop. On the message there is option 1 to speak to live operator, no option 2 to remove from call list.
Called me on my new cell number. Not sure how they got the number. It was a scam recording.
From researching this number, it sounds like this is another one of those scams to get people's information. If my credit card company wants to contact me, they will identify themselves up front. The fact that these people say "card services", without identifying the card company, proves they are just phishing for your information. Your card company will NEVER ask for information that they already have ... like your card number.
If you get one of these calls, tell them, "I'm going to hang up and call the 800 number on my credit card bill. Who should I ask for?" I'll _bet_ they'll hang up on you without telling you.
Better yet, call your state's Attorney General and file a complaint with them. It might take some time, but they _can_ track these people down, and prosecute if they are stealing identities. Complaining to the BBB or the Do Not Call list won't stop them.
Andy in PDX Oct 11th, 2011
SCAM. Offer to lower interest rates. Made to sound mandatory that you respond.
NO CALL LIST IS WORTH LESS
Said something about my credit. I hung up.
Call came on my cell, did not answer, and no message left.
Al Nonomus Sep 26th, 2011
just as added info, I tried to call back from blocked landline and got a recorded message "could not complete your call. please try again" and it automatically disconnects
answered and the line just sounded dead. when I looked at my phone and saw it was still connected I just said "please do not call this number again" and hung up