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I use a spread sheet to log calls. Any number that appears 4 or more times I put on block. Here are the numbers that are all connected from the same or similar phone exchange
616-613-2227
616-613-2626
616-980-2030
616-980-2063
619-354-9084

I have logged, in total 210 calls over a 2 month period. All these numbers are on permenent block
Virginia
 Jul 18th, 2014
I got this call today from 616-613-2227. the caller ID said unauthorized.
This is a new one, never got that ID before. I didn't answer, just picked the phone up and hung it back up. Its the SOS, I have gotten to many to count. Credit card BS, alarm system BS and many more. I have filed complaints with the FTC and FCC trying to get them to enforce the do not call registry, just a waste of time. They are not going to do a damn thing about this. They email me back saying that I can sue them in local court. How can you sue someone when you have any idea who they are? One day, someone will figure out how to put a stop to these low life scum, the DNC registry is sure not the answer because our government is not going to do anything to help stop them from calling. I saw a article about this in the AARP paper. It said to go to nomorobo.com. I did but my land line carrier is Windstream and they do not have simultaneous ringing service. If anyone has the answer to this telemarketer problem, please let the rest of us know.
Jim
 Dec 06th, 2013
Just the number came up but there was no message. I have no real clue as to the identity of the caller.
It is an irritant.
Faye
 Oct 27th, 2013
Phone call starts out the same, "Because of your excellent payment history in the last six months..." This call was received at 7:45 AM in the morning. I specifically have a do not call message on this phone number. I pressed 9 to speak to someone and when I asked for their company information they hung up. I put the do not call message on my line specifically because of this company and it helped for about a month, but they are back.
MikeF
 Oct 23rd, 2013
Well, they continue to call. Same phone number 616-613-2227 this time showing Visa Rewards. I waited on the line and spoke with Jason. I asked Jason to not hang up on me like all of his co-scammers, he was being recorded and this is the 2nd time within a week you are being reported. Guess what, Jason hung up on me. I am on the state and federal Do not call list. I seem to be filing reports daily on the jerks. Big scam, I wish they were caught.
Karen
 Oct 10th, 2013
I don't have caller ID and the message doesn't leave a number, just ends after saying to press 1. However, the message begins the same way described by many here. it's already in progress and says something about billing cycle then says "Again this is your final notice as it relates to the financial stimulus"
I dialed the number Luba posted and asked for Steve Hale. Here's how it went
616-364-8761 (ASKING FOR STEVE) (F) I DON'T KNOW HOW. I HAVE TO CHECK. MAY I ASK WHO'S CALLING. HE'S THE OWNER SO HE'S GONNA WANNA KNOW WHOS CALLING.
(me) my name is crosby
(f) UHM STEVE IS NOT IN THE OFFICE
(me) please leave him a message. the message is. this is your first, middle, and last notice to stop calling my message and fax line. my name is crosby and my line is XXX XXX XXXX. do you have the message?
(f) YES BUT WHAT IS THE number CALLING YOU BECAUSE ITS NOT US
(me) the number calling me is leaving a partial message saying it's my final notice about the financial stimulus. are you claiming that he is not responsible for these calls?
(f) I AM STATING THAT I NEED THE ACTUAL TELEPHONE NUMBER THAT IS CALLING YOU IN ORDER TO MAKE THEM STOP AND I'M TELLING YOU WE ARE NOT MAKING THE CALLS
(me) well... if you have the power to make them stop... then it would seem clear you are connected with them. I do not have caller ID. I can't give you the number which dialed me. I had to go online and search the message being left to find out who is behind it. all roads seem to lead to Steve Hale. I am not asking anything more than for you to stop calling the number I gave which is the message and fax line for crosby, that's me. if you are related with many telemarketing agencies making these calls, then alert all of them.
(f) WE ARE A TELEPHONE COMPANY, WE SELL TELEPHONE NUMBERS THE ONLY WAY I CAN MAKE THEM STOP CALLING YOUR NUMBER IS TO HAVE THE number CALLING YOU
crosby
 Oct 09th, 2013
Just for a call from 616-613-2227, Bank Card Services, automated to reduce rate from jonathon, live agent came on the line named Jonah, I asked for the name of his company, he told me visa/MasterCard. I asked again for the name of yours company that's working with visa/MasterCard. He hung up on me. Tried to call back, was on hold and call disconnected. This is a scam. I am on Do Not Call List and have been calls from these people daily, multiple times a day. Reporting this number again to Attorney Gerneral.
Karen
 Oct 07th, 2013
Just as you suspect, these people are thieves trying to get your card numbers so they can steal you blind. Funny that the NSA can tap your phone calls to grandma but they can't and wont do a damned thing about people who steal millions and millions from people who can't afford it.

Tried to report them today and guess what - the government is shut down to prevent the law from being carried out.

Why bother?
Glenn
 Oct 03rd, 2013
Received two robo calls today from this outfit using two different numbers. Been calling every day for the past several days. I have never had a credit card in my life and yet they keep hounding me with credit card interest rate BS.
Jeff
 Sep 25th, 2013
I have repeatedly asked to be removed from their call list & they keep calling. If I say I don't owe thousands of dollars on credit cards, they hang up. I don't consider this very professional. I want them stopped.
Ruby Vice
 Sep 24th, 2013
Credit card services again. Maybe it is time for a class action lawsuit. I will continue reporting them to donotcall.gov
fed-up
 Sep 21st, 2013
this was my 56th second and last chance to take advantage of lowering my credit card interest.....they keep on calling. No matter what you do or say they will call and call and call. I have reported it at least 30 times and nothing gets done....this no call list is a joke.
Mary V
 Sep 21st, 2013
I get these calls on my home phone while I am at work, or in the evenings. I've called the number back following their prompt to remove my number... to no avail, they still call. I've followed the prompt to speak with a Rep... and the system tells me they are all busy at this time & requests I leave a voicemail.

I'm on the Nat'l. & my State's Do Not Call Registries. I will be filing yet another complaint online w/the FCC.
DMG
 Sep 18th, 2013
How do I stop this person from harassing me
Donna McCullar
 Sep 14th, 2013
Last week, we got a call from a service similar to that described above, with a "spoofed" caller ID from Zeeland, MI near Grand Rapids. The number shown was 616-613-2227. Since we had family in that area, we (made an erroneous judgment and) answered the call. The female started on the "lowering your credit card interest" routine. Advised her that we did not pay interest, as we paid our bills promptly. She continued on, getting progressively nastier. When I advised her that we were on the National Do Not Call list, she went ballistic and stated that they "paid no attention to that". I told her we did not want to be called again and that we would report her. She shouted profanities and said we'd "regret that".

We then blocked that number, but have since been bombarded by calls from the following numbers: 703-493-1172, 703-646-0725, 703-493-1453, 714-607-6298, 866-463-3867, 866-431-5117, and (today) 616-980-2030.

It is apparent that these folks wreak havoc with people who object to their low-life tactics.
ADG
 Aug 23rd, 2013
Same crap, different day. They also call from 616-613-2227, 616-613-2228,616-613-2100 and probably a wealth of other numbers. They keep changing them and repeatedly call from new numbers. I just can't block them all, but that is their plan anyway. Fraudster/scammer weasels, trying to obtain credit card info from idiots who seem to keep them in business. Bunch of wankers!
SF
 Aug 15th, 2013
funny ... ALL MY BANK CARD SERVICES CALLS GET MY FAX NUMBER.. CAUSE IF THEY SOLICIT ME THERE ON A FAX LINE IT IS AN AUTOMATIC 10K FINE BY THE FTC...

CONSEQUENTLY THEY NEVER LEAVE A MESSAGE..
lester
 Aug 14th, 2013
Didn't leave a message.
jcross1231
 Aug 12th, 2013
These dirtbags stopped calling for 3 weeks; now they're starting up again.
looie
 Aug 10th, 2013
Left no message
Kat
 Aug 09th, 2013
THESE FOLKS ARE TO BE PITIED.... TEHY HAVE NO DISCERNABLE ABILITIES, SKILLS, TALENTS, ETC... JUST TRY TO MAKE MONEY ON GULLIBLE PEOPLE... HEY.. GET A REAL JOB....
OFDU
 Aug 06th, 2013
Calls from card services offering to lower my credit card rates. I have no credit cards so how can they lower my rates? When I ask them this, they hang up on me. I ask to be removed from their call list or call the number back and press 1 to be removed. I keep a record in a spreadsheet in my computer. They never call back from that specific phone number but use a different one. Computer initiated calls are supposed to be illegal so how are they getting away with it. Some of the numbers I call back tell me the number I called is no longer in service. Why would the phone company let someone make calls and not have a record of the number being used? The phone companies are being cheated out of money and should stop this if the government won't.
jjgalesville
 Jul 31st, 2013
got a call from them no message left.
what I usually do is answer and put the phone on mute, it comes back dead and they stop calling.
sick of this
 Jul 31st, 2013
I blew a whistle loudly into my phone's mouthpiece. I have gotten near daily calls from this # and finally decided to answer it and blow my whistle! I will keep doing this till they stop!!
deltamama
 Jul 30th, 2013
I just got a call which I have added to my block list. I will now get no ring but I do get a list of blocked calls on my phone.
I have the Panasonic cordless telephone Model kx-tg6842b (2 handsets)
You can block 250 numbers plus kill the one ring that existed on earlier models that only allowed 30 blocked numbers.
The one handset model sells for $70 at Amazon.
Pluto67
 Jul 25th, 2013
domain Lucre, INC is:
Triton Technologies Inc.
Steve Hale
4009 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
US
Phone: +1.616-364-8761
Email: steve@triton.net
Luba
 Jul 24th, 2013
A repeat call after I requested they remove my name and quit calling as I was on "no call list". Reported again to the FTC. Will report them EVERY TIME using case number given by FTC.
Diana
 Jul 19th, 2013
lincare oxgin company? maybe ?what do we have in conmen other then credit carddo you have afamily or your self on some kind of servis to do with lincare .com
oxgeen
 Jul 19th, 2013
These a*holes have been calling me, from different numbers, since God was a buck private. I have never answered, yet they keep on calling. When are we going to get the legislation banning robo calls that we've been promised for years? Not that it would do any good; it would probably be as effective as the DNC list.
looie
 Jul 19th, 2013
Bank Card Svcs. Leaves a message, "...it changes before the next billing cycle. Again, this is your final notice" [devoutly to be wished!] "as it relates to the financial stimulus. So press one now to take advantage of this today."

It seems the 616-613 numbers are NOT to be trusted.

Reported to DNC. Atlanta, GA
Ruthe
 Jul 17th, 2013
Blocked 616-613-2227 but now they're using this one
No Name
 Jul 17th, 2013
Called trying say they could lower my interest rate on my credit card. Actually what they want to do is sign you up for more credit. When I asked if this was related to my current cards or a promotion they hung up.
wesipece
 Jul 17th, 2013
Same old tired crap. Telemarketing scam. Will these people ever go away? Do people actually fall for this stupid stuff? What a complete waste of time. Shitbags should be looking for real work.
FL
 Jul 17th, 2013
Recording was talking before my answer machine started recording "This is your 2nd & final notice to lower your credit card & payments. Press 1 now to find out the terms conditions before the next billing cycle. Again, this is your final notice as it relates to the financial stimulus. So press 1 now to take advantage today." Called yesterday from 616-613-2227 same recording.
xxx
 Jul 16th, 2013
Recording was talking before my answer machine started recording
"This is your 2nd & final notice to lower your credit card & payments. Press 1 now to find out the terms conditions before the next billing cycle. Again, this is your final notice as it relates to the financial stimulus. So press 1 now to take advantage today."

Also just called from 616-613-2227
xxx
 Jul 16th, 2013
I have reported them to the useless DoNotCall so many times it isn't even funny. "Final notice.." You promised! Yet I keep getting more final notice calls.
LMC
 Jul 16th, 2013
No identifiable name. No message.
hmw
 Jul 15th, 2013
Answering machine picked up partial message....something about being the final notice to accept some offer. I wish it truly is their FINAL notice.
jcr-Seattle
 Jul 15th, 2013
these people call all of them time(day or night). it is a recording and you have to press a number to talk to a real person. i am on the do not call list and they still keep calling.
g
 Jul 15th, 2013
They call all of the time and will not respect 'Take me off your list'. The woman I spoke to was an illiterate, rude idiot who apparently gets her jollies by calling people and trying to rip them off. Plain old low life. Sad what people choose to do with their time.
Withheld
 Jul 13th, 2013
just called. I answered. Nothing happened, lots of clicks, so I hung up again.
Ollie
 Jul 12th, 2013
This number just called my landline phone. Did not leave any message, just hung up.
Gary B
 Jul 12th, 2013
They call several times per day leave message avout a final notice to take advantage of their credit card offer. I pressed on and "Robert" answered. I said, Robert i want my number removed from your list. He hung up on me!!! I called back and was able to select to have mynumber removed from their calling list. We shall see.
Gilmore
 Jul 12th, 2013
Because I am sooooo tired of getting these calls, I answered to tell them to quit calling as I am on the no call registry. I asked what the call was about and she said lowering interest rates on my credit cards. So I said, you have information on all my credit cards and she said yes. I asked where she got the information and she said she gets paid $12 an hour to do this job. And I then asked why the credit card companies didn't offer these lower rates. She then said, "You don't know what you're talking about." I responded, you don't know what you're talking about and shouted "quit calling me; I'm on the no call list!" And then she stated, "now I'm going to use your credit cards bitch!" I called the FTC and reported the call.
Diana
 Jul 12th, 2013
important message...this is your second and final notice to reduce the interest on your card.
Mary V
 Jul 12th, 2013

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