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I've finally had it with these people and decided to take action. They have called my number at leat 30 to 40 times and were told each time that I was not interested and to stop calling. The first 20 times or so, I would press 1 to show my interest and the line would go dead. Then I would ask to speak to a supervisor and sometimes would het lucky and ask again, politely, to stop calling. It never stopped! So today I called the "Do-not-call List" (1.866.580.3625) and registered. They have 31 days to remove my phone number from the call list. I then call MCS Credit Card Services (Mutual Consolidated Savings?) and told them that I had joined the list and that I was fed up with them. I instructed the operator to remove me from their calling list only to be told that it would take 30 days to take effect. I then told her taht I had actually spoken to the police and that she should go to her little computer and remove me IMMEDIATELY because if I hear once more from them starting right now, I would call the CRTC (1.877.249.2782) and they will fine them a SIGNIFICANT amount of money. Hope it works - if not, war is on. Keep you posted.
C14
 May 20th, 2009
MCS is breaking the law in Canada. They are falsely identifying themselves as a financial organization that callers are familiar with such as your credit card company. They ask for personal information such as credit card #'s and expiry dates saying its for confirmation purposes only. They then hang up. And then call again, and again. Of course they don't mention that they're actually using your credit card without your consent! They do want your other credit card #'s and expiry dates, of course to consolidate your debt at a better rate. A financial institution does not require confirmation of credit card #s and expiry dates for any purpose, scam artists on the other hand just want your $$.
Kristi Loughlin
 May 05th, 2009
Automated call saying to press #1 if I would like my credit card interest rates lowered, #3 if not interested. I pressed #1 just to see what the deal was. I was promptly connected to a guy (forget his name) who starts asking questions about my credit cards, how much I owe, how many cards do I have. I wanted to continue the conversation to see exactly how their scam worked but just didnt have time. Asked the guy for a call back number which he gave: 866-965-8891. Told him to fuck off and hung up. An obvious scam.
Tee
 Apr 22nd, 2009
If you take a few minutes to search on the Net about this topic, you can quickly realize that the Credit Card scam related to gifts and/or low interest rate offers has been going on since at least, 2003. I've read enough on this subject to come to the conclusion that these call centers (wherever they are located in the world) operate without any fear of being caught. They cause hundred of thousand dollars losses daily to the credit card companies and guess what? The credit card companies pass their losses to the users who are…you and me. As of today, these pirate call centers are still operating in full force across North America. They have found the loophole for escaping from FBI and RCMP. The typical “model citizen” usually reports the fraud to the attorney or local police. I have news for you. You can file as many complains as you want to the authorities, they just can’t catch them! You can threaten of reporting their annoying calls to the phone companies, you can swear, being rude, vulgar with them – They are the ones controlling the game. They just hang up (laughing) until they receive a call from the next gullible person (and the wheel keeps turning). Whatever you do or say, you won’t be taken off their automated calling list. The heads of these scam acts like a computer virus. They are very much up to date with the changing law enforcement techniques and like a moving target, they disappear in the field. You can find numerous blogs and discussion forums related to this scam (this one is one of them). For every thread on the Net that exposes their illegal activities, they have members posting a message denying complains of people who got ripped off. They introduce contradicting information in blogs in order to confuse people who are unsure about the legitimacy of their offers. They have fake web sites, fake names, fake addresses, etc. Based on these facts, I think the only thing that can be done is to interfere with their practices. How can this be done? By “putting a stick in their wheel", hitting the weakest spot – their need to grab personal information from you. I’ve been practicing for quite a few times now and you’d be impressed by how patient they become when they feel that they have you as a fish on their hook. Again, the only power you have over them is to spend as much time as you can to waste THEIR time. This time you spend with them is time that they can’t use for screwing other people. I've learned a lot from reading in threads on the Net. Here is what I started doing: the principle is to play the game of being interested by their offer, providing fake information, pretending, acting, and creating delays. I hear you say that you don’t know how to reach them because whenever they call you because your call I.D. shows: 123-456-7890 (or any other spoofed phone i.d.). Didn’t I tell you they were smart? Here are a few numbers that still work as of today: 1 800-501-0100 (to reach the vacation trip scam) | 1 888-786-6201 or 1 800-943-3250 or 1 800-961-9830 (to reach the MCS credit card interest rate scam). If you need more numbers you can with a little effort “google” the name of the organization along with in the search field and it should pull more numbers to call to. Finally, here is my recipe for a great "obstruction" session upon these scammers: 1) take a hands free phone (portable is even better as you can still conduct you home activities) 2) get them to go through their entire sales pitch by encouraging and acknowledging every once in a while 3) make it last as long as your time permits (they are the one assuming the charges of the “1-800” communication). 4) When you feel that they suspect your “game” (or when you’re bored whichever comes first), find a nice and polite way to tell them that they've just wasted 15-20 minutes (sometimes more) of their precious time stealing other gullible people. I guarantee you that you will get some reaction at the other end of the line. Give them a ride and flood their phone lines! Make their life as miserable as they do to us. HEARING THEIR FRUSTRATION IS A GREAT REWARD AND PURE PLEASURE. Don’t be intimidated if they threaten you of anything, they are totally harmless.
Fight back
 Feb 21st, 2009
If you take a few minutes to search on the Net about this topic, you can quickly realize that the Credit Card scam related to gifts and/or low interest rate offers has been going on since at least, 2003. I've read enough on this subject to come to the conclusion that these call centers (wherever they are located in the world) operate without any fear of being caught. They cause hundred of thousand dollars losses daily to the credit card companies and guess what? The credit card companies pass their losses to the users who are…you and me. As of today, these pirate call centers are still operating in full force across North America. They have found the loophole for escaping from FBI and RCMP. The typical “model citizen” usually reports the fraud to the attorney or local police. I have news for you. You can file as many complains as you want to the authorities, they just can’t catch them! You can threaten of reporting their annoying calls to the phone companies, you can swear, being rude, vulgar with them – They are the ones controlling the game. They just hang up (laughing) until they receive a call from the next gullible person (and the wheel keeps turning). Whatever you do or say, you won’t be taken off their automated calling list. The heads of these scam acts like a computer virus. They are very much up to date with the changing law enforcement techniques and like a moving target, they disappear in the field. You can find numerous blogs and discussion forums related to this scam (this one is one of them). For every thread on the Net that exposes their illegal activities, they have members posting a message denying complains of people who got ripped off. They introduce contradicting information in blogs in order to confuse people who are unsure about the legitimacy of their offers. They have fake web sites, fake names, fake addresses, etc. Based on these facts, I think the only thing that can be done is to interfere with their practices. How can this be done? By “putting a stick in their wheel", hitting the weakest spot – their need to grab personal information from you. I’ve been practicing for quite a few times now and you’d be impressed by how patient they become when they feel that they have you as a fish on their hook. Again, the only power you have over them is to spend as much time as you can to waste THEIR time. This time you spend with them is time that they can’t use for screwing other people. I've learned a lot from reading in threads on the Net. Here is what I started doing: the principle is to play the game of being interested by their offer, providing fake information, pretending, acting, and creating delays. I hear you say that you don’t know how to reach them because whenever they call you because your call I.D. shows: 123-456-7890 (or any other spoofed phone i.d.). Didn’t I tell you they were smart? Here are a few numbers that still work as of today: 1 800-501-0100 (to reach the vacation trip scam) | 1 888-786-6201 or 1 800-943-3250 or 1 800-961-9830 (to reach the MCS credit card interest rate scam). If you need more numbers you can with a little effort “google” the name of the organization along with in the search field and it should pull more numbers to call to. Finally, here is my recipe for a great "obstruction" session upon these scammers: 1) take a hands free phone (portable is even better as you can still conduct you home activities) 2) get them to go through their entire sales pitch by encouraging and acknowledging every once in a while 3) make it last as long as your time permits (they are the one assuming the charges of the “1-800” communication). 4) When you feel that they suspect your “game” (or when you’re bored whichever comes first), find a nice and polite way to tell them that they've just wasted 15-20 minutes (sometimes more) of their precious time stealing other gullible people. I guarantee you that you will get some reaction at the other end of the line. Give them a ride and flood their phone lines! Make their life as miserable as they do to us. HEARING THEIR FRUSTRATION IS A GREAT REWARD AND PURE PLEASURE. Don’t be intimidated if they threaten you of anything, they are totally harmless.
Fight back
 Feb 21st, 2009
Ladies and gentlemen,
If you take a few minutes to search on the Net about this topic, you can quickly realize that the Credit Card scam related to gifts and low interest rate offers has been going on since at least, 2003. I've read enough on this subject to come to the conclusion that these call centers (wherever they are located in the world) operate without any fear of being caught. They cause hundred of thousand dollars losses daily to the credit card companies and guess what? The credit card companies pass their losses to the users who are…you and me. As of today, these pirates call centers are still operating in full force across North America. They have found the loophole for escaping from FBI and RCMP. The typical “model citizen” usually reports the fraud to the attorney or local police. I have news for you. You can file as many complains as you want to the authorities, they just can’t catch them! You can threaten of reporting their annoying calls to the phone companies, you can swear, being rude, vulgar with them – They are the ones controlling the game. They just hang up (laughing) until they receive a call from the next gullible person (and the wheel keeps turning). Whatever you do or say, you won’t be taken off their automated calling list. I have to admit the heads of these scam acts like a computer virus. They are very much up to date with the changing law enforcement techniques and like a moving target, they disappear in the field. You can find numerous blogs and discussion forums related to this scam (this one is one of them). For every thread on the Net that exposes their illegal activities, they have members posting a message denying complains of people who got ripped off. They introduce contradicting information in blogs in order to confuse people who are unsure the legitimacy of their offers. They have fake web sites, fake names, fake addresses, etc. Based on these facts, I think the only thing that can be done is to interfere with their practices. How can this be done? By “putting a stick in their wheel", hitting the weakest spot – their need to grab personal information from you. I’ve been practicing for quite a few times now and you’d be impressed by how patient they are when they feel that they have you as a fish on their hook. Again, the only power you have over them is to spend as much time as you can to waste THEIR time. This time you spend with them is time that they can’t use for screwing other people. From reading in some threads on the Net, here is what I started doing: the principle is to play the game of being interested by their offer, providing fake information, pretending, acting, and creating delays. I hear you say that you don’t know how to reach them because whenever they call you, your call I.D. shows: 123-456-7890 (or any other spoofed phone i.d.). Didn’t I tell you they were smart? Here are a few numbers that still work as of today: 800-501-0100 (to reach the vacation trip scam) | 1 888-786-6201 or 1 800-943-3250 or 1 800-961-9830 (to reach the MCS credit card interest rate scam). If you need more numbers you can with a little effort “google” the name of the organization along with in the search field and it should pull more numbers to call to. Finally, here is my recipe for a great "obstruction" session upon these scammers: 1) take a hands free phone (portable is even better as you can still conduct you home activities) 2) get them to go through their entire sales pitch by encouraging and acknowledging every once in a while 3) make it last as long as your time permits (they are the one assuming the charges of the “1-800” communication). 4) When you feel that they suspect your “game” (or when you’re bored whichever comes first), find a nice and polite way to tell them that they've just wasted 15-20 minutes (sometimes more) of their precious time stealing other gullible people. I guarantee you that you will get some reaction at the other end of the line. Give them a ride and flood their phone lines! Make their life as miserable as they do to it tor us. HEARING THEIR FRUSTRATION IS A GREAT REWARD AND PURE PLEASURE. Don’t be intimidated if they threaten you of anything, they are totally harmless. I can’t wait to hear feedback from you all.
Fight back
 Feb 20th, 2009
I USED TO WORK FOR THIS COMPANY. YOU NEED TO CALL 1-800-943-3250 AND ASK FOR PAUL, MANDY, OR JESSICA BUZZARD. THIS COMPANY USES OUTSIDE CALL CENTERS TO CONTACT YOU, FROM FLORIDA TO PAKISTAN. THEY DO NOT REGULATE WHAT THESE CALL CENTERS SAY TO PEOPLE, BECAUSE THE OWNER, PAUL, BELIEVES THAT THESE CALL CENTERS ARE WHAT BRINGS HIM BUSINESS, AND THAT THEY SHOULD DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES. ONCE YOU FALL FOR THE CALL CENTERS LIE, THEN YOU WILL SPEAK TO THE "WELCOME DEPARTMENT" WHO THEN TELLS YOU A LITTLE BIT OF THE TRUTH, BUT LEAVE OUT OR RE-WORD THINGS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE CLIENT HAPPY. AND THEN IF YOU TRY TO EVEN CANCEL, THEY MAKE IT ALMOST NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO DO. *NOTE* - FILE A CHARGEBACK WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY OR BANK BEFORE YOU SIGN ANYTHING AND YOU CAN GET YOUR MONEY BACK.
NO ONE THERE HAS MUCH EXPERIENCE IN THE FINANCIAL FIELD. SOME HAVE EVEN BEEN SEEN DRIVING OFF AT LUNCH TIME TO GO AND SMOKE MARIJUANA OR SOME FORM OF RECREATIONAL DRUGS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE WEBSITE, NOT A SINGLE PERSON LOOKS OR DRESSES LIKE THAT AT THE COMPANY. AND IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYEE AT MUTUAL CONSOLIDATED SAVINGS, AND YOU STAND UP AND SAY THAT YOU FEEL SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT, MANAGEMENT WILL MAKE THINGS TOUGH FOR YOU THERE UNTIL YOU QUIT OR DO SOMETHING TO GET FIRED. AND THERE HAS BEEN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AMONGST STAFF. NEXT TIME YOU CALL, ASK AN EMPLOYEE WHY DID A GIRL BY THE NAME OF WENDY GET STABBED BY ANOTHER EMPLOYEE.
FORMER EMPLOYEE
 Jan 18th, 2009
These people have called me so many times I have lost track. I have tried everything to get them to stop but they won't. They don't even understand when I tell them I don't carry a balance on my card so lower interst doesn't matter. They have argued with me and hung up in my ear. If anyone knows how to stop these weasels let me know.
Jan
 Nov 29th, 2008
I am so frustrated! I keep listening to the message so I can talk to a person, then tell them to take us off their list and they don't! They have put Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes, MN on their calling list and won't take us off. They are clogging up our business lines!!!!! What can we do to get them to take us off their list????????
Cheryl Rotz
 Nov 06th, 2008
Opinion survey is:
National Research Group, Engineering Consumer Surveys
www.householdsurvey.com, website doesn't have a phone number but is part of this set of companies. Mutual Consolidated Savings also known as MCS “Financial "Services"
MCS Wealth, MCS Holidays, Four Vacations, MCS Debt Solutions,
MCS Mutual Consolidated Programs, Island Timeshare Transfer, MCS Card Services, Mutual Savings www.mcsprograms.com

www.mcsprograms.com
Mutual Consolidated Savings
1215 Earnest S. Brazil Suite 33
Tacoma, WA 98405-4025

Contact Numbers are:
1-877-489-1212
1-877-891-1348
1-800-943-3250
1-877-701-9090
1-800-493-1304
1-888-786-6201
1-866-627-9325
1-800-961-9830

Probably can choose any number and request DNC for all MCS

affiliated/connected/associated companies and calling lists.
again
 Oct 29th, 2008
Opinion survey is:
National Research Group, Engineering Consumer Surveys
www.householdsurvey.com, website doesn't have a phone number
Also is part of this set of companies.
Mutual Consolidated Savings also known as MCS “Financial "Services"
MCS Wealth, MCS Holidays, Four Vacations, MCS Debt Solutions,
MCS Mutual Consolidated Programs, Island Timeshare Transfer, MCS Card Services, Mutual Savings

www.mcsprograms.com
Mutual Consolidated Savings
1215 Earnest S. Brazil Suite 33
Tacoma, WA 98405-4025

Contact Numbers are:
1-877-489-1212
1-877-891-1348
1-800-943-3250
1-877-701-9090
1-800-493-1304
1-888-786-6201
1-866-627-9325
1-800-961-9830

Probably can choose any number and request DNC for all MCS

affiliated/connected/associated companies and calling lists.
a
 Oct 29th, 2008
Contacts for Cruise and opinion survey are:
Cruise:
Imperial Magesty Cruise Lines/Ramada Plaza Resorts/National Travel
1-800-203-9783 and/or 1-800-441-6858, Persistent.
Ramada Plaza Resorts
Orlando/Ft. Lauderdale Vacations
Admin Offices | Records division
2419 East Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
Customer Service Number: 1- 800-203-9783

Request DNC for all affiliated/connected/associated companies and calling lists.


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Opinion survey is:
National Research Group, Engineering Consumer Surveys
www.householdsurvey.com, website doesn't have a phone number
Also is part of this set of companies.
Mutual Consolidated Savings also known as MCS “Financial "Services"
MCS Wealth, MCS Holidays, Four Vacations, MCS Debt Solutions,
MCS Mutual Consolidated Programs, Island Timeshare Transfer, MCS Card Services, Mutual Savings

www.mcsprograms.com
Mutual Consolidated Savings
1215 Earnest S. Brazil Suite 33
Tacoma, WA 98405-4025

Contact Numbers are:
1-877-489-1212
1-877-891-1348
1-800-943-3250
1-877-701-9090
1-800-493-1304
1-888-786-6201
1-866-627-9325
1-800-961-9830

Probably can choose any number and request DNC for all MCS

affiliated/connected/associated companies and calling lists.
a
 Oct 29th, 2008
Had a bunch of these calls over a few months and was just willing to live with them. Finally decided to look up this mcs and found this site. In my opinion, the RCMP, CRTC, BELL, or PHONEBUSTERS, can't/won't do much about this. The point is, what they are offering is not illegal even if it is a rip off. My idea is to turn the tables on them. I've decided to call 1-800-961-9830 and leave messages containing voices from star wars, star trek, etc......
I don't know if this will work, but I'm gonna have a lot of fun doin it. Better than lettin your blood pressure boil over gettin mad. Here's an example: " we are the borg, you will be assimalated, resistance is futile. " only hard part was not laughing until after I was done.

P.S. don't think the calls about cruises are from the same people. I've had those as well and they are a true scam trying to rip you but not even give anything or provide a service. like getting a better deal from your credit card company, which you can do it yourself.
PAYBACK
 Oct 08th, 2008
To "Tina" who posted 2008-09-05 :
Let's face it, the DNCL rules work only against legitimate telemarketers.
The complaints procedure and penalty system is meant to scare away law-abiding callers.
Scam companies like MCS don't give a good goddamn about the rules.
They're going to continue their rampage until the police shut them down.
Then another bottom-feeder will take their place.......depressing.
Trickle
 Oct 04th, 2008
Here's another of their slimeball phone nos. - 410-774-8093 (Baltimore)
Claude
 Oct 02nd, 2008
MCS their email savemoney@mcsprograms.com their website http://mcsprograms.com
Morris
 Sep 08th, 2008
if you dial this number 1-888-215-1060 you get a live asshole that answers "Corporate Office"..... good luck
Me again
 Sep 06th, 2008
TO GET THESE ASSHOLE OFF YOUR ASS CALL - 1-888-495-8501 Canadian Phone busters told me they know about this, and their agent told me to dial the # key really fast about 6 or 7 times and that will bump you off the scammer's computer system for a while. Also he said to file a complaint with CRTC is a good idea.
David
 Sep 06th, 2008
I am being harrassed! BY MCS! NO SHIT AND NO KIDDING! I called them back finally after they made 3 attempts at leaving messeges on our office machine. I ended up speaking with a very nasty female rep who would not give her name to me. Upon realizing that she was not going to divulge her name and on her continuous rudeness to me I ended up calling her a biatch! and hanging up on her - she kept calling back and tying up our phoneline!! it was a rediculous experience to go through!! I am so fucking mad right now! if I knew where this biath was I would be there with a fucking greeting she and her company would never forget! anyone else feel this way????
~Pissed off in Toronto Canada call them at 1-800 961-9830
David
 Sep 06th, 2008
1-888-495-8501 Canadian Phone busters told me they know about this, and their agent told me to dial the # key really fast about 6 or 7 times and that will bump you off the scammer's computer system for a while. Also he said to file a complaint with CRTC is a good idea.
me again
 Sep 05th, 2008
sorry, but I have to add this: I used the 1-888-786-6201 number that someone else provided earlier. I used the number twice today-once in the morning and once in the afternoon, and I got a guy named Jake both times. The second time I asked for Jake's supervisor and got Ronny Walters.
Tina
 Sep 05th, 2008
in addition to my prevous message, I submitted a complaint to the CRTC so that a record would be created with them that notes the date that I requested my name to be added to the do not call list. I found out that Telemarketers are not supposed to use automated dialing devices or pre-recorded messages.

. Rules telemarketers must follow when they call

Among other things, telemarketers must:
identify who they are and, upon request, provide you with a fax or telephone number where you can speak to someone about the telemarketing call
display the telephone number that they are calling from or that you can call to reach them, and
only call or send faxes between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on weekdays and between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekends.
Telemarketers must not use Automatic Dialing and Announcing Device (devices that dial telephone numbers automatically and deliver a pre-recorded message). However, these devices can be used by police and fire departments, schools and hospitals, as well as for appointment reminders and thank you calls.
For more information, see Part III and Part IV of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules.
Tina
 Sep 05th, 2008
I have received 1/2 dozen messages on my answering machine from MCS, a woman's recorded voice, always the same message saying that this is their third and final attempt at reaching me, and their records show that I am overpaying interest on my credit cards. After the third message I hoped that it really was the third and final message I would have to hear. But they have called several times since. I was home sick with a cold today, so I was actually here for once when I got the call. I dialed '1' to speak to an agent and they asked "did you press 1 for lower interest rates" and when I replied "yes", the call was disconnected. I looked teh company up on the web, came across your site, used a few of teh numbers, spoke with "Jake" and had him add me to their do not call list, and said I have no credit card debt so their services would be of no use to me, and if I did get another call from them, I would be contacting the CRTC to register a complaint. I didn't have to give him my number- he read it to me from his caller ID. I also left a very firm message at one of the other 800 numbers on this site saying I would complain to the CRTC if they continue to contact me.
Tina
 Sep 05th, 2008
If you live in Canada,
Make a complaint about MCS... it may not stop the annoying phone calls, but perhaps something will come of it?

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/RapidsCCM/warning.asp?page=TelemarkEng.htm&lang=E#
Try this out
 Aug 25th, 2008
This is getting ridiculous . . . I called the 1-800#; got a recorded message stating it was a totally different company. I hope the Canadian registry kick in soon!
Ottawa
 Aug 11th, 2008
I know it was the same outfit, even though I couldn't catch the number with *69 (unavailable). This time, the "Mimi" voice said I had won a trip to the Caribbean (sigh). So I pressed 9 to collect my prize. A French-speaker this time, French-not-mother-tongue French, sounded like a middle-eastern accent. I had to give my telephone number so she "could see what I had won" ("But I won a trip to the Caribbean", I said). Didn't want to give out my phone number (they'd have this anyway, wouldn't they?), so we both hung up. Maybe I'll complain to Bell first, but I like the 800 number too, maybe from a pay phone! BTW to Canadians, there are some exceptions to the DoNotCall List... if you want to be removed from these exceptions, there is a web site run by Michael Geist that will let you do so. It's called ioptout.ca and I'm about to go there now.
PierreB
 Aug 08th, 2008
this outfit keeps calling even tho they are told not to. formal complaint is next.
"MCS CREDIT CARD SERVICES"
angry lioness
 Aug 08th, 2008
They call me at least once a week. I have tried pressing the number (3?) to speak with a live person and have requested removal from their list. I have done this two or three times. Each time I am assured my number will be removed, but then I'm called again. There does not seem to be any way of getting rid of them. Hopefully the September 30th 2008 implementation of the Canadian do not call list will get rid of them.
PC
PC
 Aug 03rd, 2008
Ok so i went through all the other comments and found this number ----> 1-800-493-1304 I phoned it and like the comment said it was just a voice automated answering machine....i phoned and left them a message explaining that i have reported them to the RCMP and therefore it would be in THEIR best interest to stop calling the numbers your calling and stop with the scam and whomever your trying to scam...ALL OF YOU PHONE THIS NUMBER AND LET THEM KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN REPORTED...see who gets the last fucking laugh now MCS MAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
Sabrina
 Aug 01st, 2008
I have had NUMEROUS calls from this MCS credit card services or whatever the hell this "kelly" girl keeps talking about, they say if you press the number 3 that they delete your number from the list but i have 7 lines at the business i'm working at and they just kept phoning, i have gone through to the representative a couple of times now asking to delete all of my business lines from her directory and she tells me she cannot that she can only put a status on the current number they are calling from and not any other numbers i give her, this is all bologna she's just an idiot! all of these phone calls are becoming ridiculous and i am looking for a way one to have them stop phoning and two to have them fined/sued/repremanded WHATEVER can be done to show them that i'm PISSED because this is now becoming harrassment!
Sabrina
 Aug 01st, 2008
did a little digging and found this company has a website called www.mcsprograms.com. Did a Whois backwards on them and found:

Thompson, Paul
usc1@comcast.net
Earnest S. Brazil Suite 33
Tacoma, WA 98405
US

His phone number is listed as: 1-800-493-1304

His website is hosted by www.networksolutions.com. Perhaps this may help. Haven't tried sending him e-mail or call his 1-800 number yet.
Russell in BC
 Jul 25th, 2008
Received this call yesterday, the third one over a couple of months (after asking to be taken off their list). I called TD Visa in Canada. According to the rep, once you agree that you do want to pay a lower interest rate, they will contact TD Visa for you & ask them to send you a low-interest Emerald card - which TD would do anyway, for free. Meantime, however, you will have given these scum your old credit card number, and they will charge it for the "service" that they have just rendered... easily up to $500 according to the rep.
PierreB
 Jul 23rd, 2008
Like others, got called several times and pressing 3 doesn't help. So I decided to talk to someone. I talked with Ben (or Brian?). The call was skyped, so id was 000-000. I asked for the address (which I got), but as soon as I started to say I wanted to be taken out of their list he hung up. The address he gave me is: Basil Tower, suite #33, Tacoma Washington. Obviously a scam. I know people at RCMP, so I'll do a followup on this...
cd
 Jun 28th, 2008
I've been getting these same type of calls so often, it's unreal. However, things are looking up. How, you may ask. Well, I'll tell you. I have a friend who has recently joined a certain Company who has the ability to track where these calls are coming from. So.....MUAHAHAHAHA....when I do find out, I shall spare no expense and travel to wherever I need to for a "visit". After I kick in their fucking door, I'm taking out as many people as I can. These assholes must be stopped. I'll go first..........
out for blood
 Jun 18th, 2008
Crap crap and more crap.
These people should get a job.
I will find some way to shut them down, and I'll let everyone here know what it is.
They have some freaking nerve assuming I need their help.
If you annoying people are reading this, judgement day will come.
You don't know who you are calling.
Be forwarned.
Mari
 Jun 13th, 2008
Can't stop this bullshit. When I press one to talk to an agent (some agent, trained by the crap who is assaulting us with these annoying phone calls), the minimum wage "agent" hangs up on you when you request your name removed. Have even sent messages to the phone number calling me, they are ignored. When I press 5 to see where the call originiated, it's 000000001.

People who do shady business like this should be shut down and jailed.
Mari
 Jun 13th, 2008
they called again within 10 minutes of the first call. i heard them pickup the phone and hang up on me again!!
daisha
 Jun 10th, 2008
I received this call many times and the minute i asked how they received my name they hang up. I have heard of a *?? number that my mother used that reports the call to the proper authorities. but she can't remember it and i can not find an info on this? hope some has better luck that me!
Daisha
 Jun 10th, 2008
I don't have any credit cards and I get two to three calls a week, sometimes I get three calls in one day. Now that I found this site, I'll be recording all the numbers so I can share them here. I've gotten call from New Jersey, New York, Maryland, New Hampshire,Illinois and Indiana. The newest one (today) came from Crofton, MD. The newest number that's been showing up on my display is 000-000-0000.

Many of the scam calls I get inform me that when I visited Target, Fred Mayer's, Wal-Mart and Albertson's I won their current contest. I live in Canada and the only store that is here as well as the States is Wal-Mart. I hang up as soon as I hear the list of stores and laugh. I don't enter contests either, that way its easy to know who has my phone number. More times than not, I just dump the call to V-mail (voicemail) and they don't leave messages, except for one. The automated system thought I answered and left the recording on my V-mail.

As I sit here typing this to you all, I hold in my hand a new scam thats now here, but from the research I just did, its been out for a few years. The Administrative offices of RPR/OFV has claimed I won a FREE Cruise and I have up to 72 hours to reply. Funny thing is its been more than 72 hours since it was issued.
NoCC
 May 08th, 2008
we kept getting messages on the machine. Finally able to catch a call, the lady spoke with very bad broken english and it sounded lin NCS and they hung up. 2nd time it was MCS someone again with broken english and they said did I want lower rates and hung up. Third time a charmer, I acted like the kids were fooling around and I said to the kids we will leave in a minute I'M on the phone. I told them we could be interested I would discuss it with my husband and we were on our way out could I get a number. 1-888-786-6201. Was not born yesterday we NEVER GIVE out info,Where is this comapany.
canada
 May 04th, 2008
SCAM! They called me today morning with an urgent recording telling me to press one to receive last offer of low interest rate on all my credit cards. After pressing 1, a man came on the phone and said he is working with Master Consolidated Savings. I told him tht I have never heard your company name, he hung up on me. Then I google search and found MCS Financial and spoke to Jim who said they are not the one who called me and he ddid not have any clue about this company. This is totally SCAM!!!
Gurminder Singh
 Apr 23rd, 2008
Hi this is Mimi! We're calling about your credit card account. There is no problem, press one to lower your interest rate. Press 3 to be removed from our list.
I've tried pressing 3 a few times, I've pressd 1 and talked to a supervisor complaining and asking to be removed from their list. I have asked how I can contact them, and they hang up on me.
I am choked about this invasion and disregard for my requests.

They ususlly call around 9:55 PM! I am filing complaints and keeping logs.
Ted
 Apr 16th, 2008
After my third call (having asked to be removed from the list twice before), I spoke to a supervisor who "explained" that MCS makes calls from five different offices, so removing your number from one office doesn't guarantee you won't be called at least four more times. He said he would put my number on the central DNCL but that he said it would take 30 day to implement. Two days later I had another call from MCS and couldn't speak with an operator.

My phone company is Cogeco (in Canada) and I called them on the subject of another persistent caller. They have adamantly refused to do anything about it, claiming they are not responsible for unauthorized calls. I suggest you all contact your elected representatives and demand that phone companies be forced to deal with this kind of problem.
Paul
 Apr 09th, 2008
MCS called me yesterday for the umpteenth time - this time I pressed 1 to speak to an agent to lower my rates - I point blank asked who he worked for. He responded MCS - I told him I don't deal with MCS and to stop calling my number - he asked me "Why maam?" I responded "Because I am sick of getting your phone calls." He responded by repeating "Why are you sick maam?" I finally asked to speak to a supervisor he stated there were no supervisors - I than said if he did not stop calling that I would cancel every single credit card that his company was affiliated with and that I would be charging him personally with harassment - he claimed he would put me on the no call list - but I doubt that will happen - he has no clue what my number or name was - idiots!!!!!
bm
 Mar 24th, 2008
Nevada- 702-466-3253 2:00 p.m pacific time-offering a trip bull shit press 9...press one if you don't want a trip-How about hang up the phone.
866-488-8484---sounds like telus telemarketing.
800-736-7608-no ones on the line-could be my secret admirer.lol:) the 2nd time they phone, I heard a man on the other line he was selling me something. I got annoyed so I repeated whatever he says on the other line. Had a good laugh on this one.
800-961-9830 ---offering credit card Now why would people sign up for credit cards on the phone. scam...don't you need my signature.lol
Mia
 Mar 24th, 2008
Another call, another blank 1-sec VM. The longer this goes on, the more I think that MCS Wealth's claims of being targeted by a "vishing" (hate that word) scam are false.
mixbsd
 Mar 16th, 2008
An American credit card company soliciting Canadian card holders???
Cindy M
 Mar 05th, 2008
1-800-961-9830 sounds like some sort of scam.
1-800-961-9830
 Mar 04th, 2008
This company is using the same name (MCS) as another company from Eugene, Oregon, USA.; but they are actualy located in Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Doing telemarketing to scam people's credit info.
Vasquez
 Mar 04th, 2008
Phone call came on business line. I did not answer. No message left. First time seeing this #.
GS
 Mar 04th, 2008
This is the third call from MCS in as many days. Obviously, pressing "3" to have your number removed from their database doesn't work.

mixbsd: By the way, "vishing" is a combination of "voice" and "phishing". Instead of phishing for info through the internet, a 'visher' perpetrates his scams by telephone/VOIP.
Andy
 Feb 29th, 2008
We've been getting the same calls ... they don't stop
The best way to handle this is to start calling them at home... who has information about this company and their employees ??
Let's get a few names of senior managers and home numbers... when the CRTC and phone companies aren't interested, several hundred people calling their homes at all times day and night would at least make us feel better ..
Anybody got info ??
cg
 Feb 29th, 2008
i called it back and didn't get an answer
lisa
 Feb 28th, 2008
At least when they call me they are calling on my fax line so I hope they enjoy the high pitch noise my fax makes when it answers. lol
James Miller
 Feb 26th, 2008
left no message
Ed
 Feb 21st, 2008
Has called repeatedly, am getting VERY annoyed with them. Have called twice a day for over a month. I tried to get them to remove my number from the list and got a busy signal after 10 seconds. I don't know who they are but if they call again, someone isn't going to be happy with me. I'm also going to report them to US authorities as well as Canadian.

I'm sick of these jerks.
Pat
 Feb 14th, 2008
Looks like this company is out of Tacoma Wash. They are scam artists not affiliated with any credit cards, just fishing... They are associated with this number, and their company website gives the main number as 1-877-891-1348. I looked them up and their office number in Tacoma is 253-274-8453. They actually answered and promised not to call again, we'll see...
Scott
 Feb 12th, 2008
CALLED BELL AND THEY PUT ME ON A NO-CALLER LIST, FROM WHAT I'VE READ THIS ISN'T GOING TO HELP. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE REP I TALKED TO SAID THEY ARE WORKING ON SOMETHING FOR SEPT. TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE. HOPEFULLY IT HELPS, THEY TRIED TO SELL ANOTHER NUMBER BLOCK SERVICE FIRST THOUGH, I INFORMED I ALREADY PAY FOR AN UNPUBLISHED NUMBER EVERY MONTH! THEY DO RENT OUT THESE NUMBERS THOUGH SO ULTIMATELY IT IS THIER RESPONSIBILITY!!!! MAYBE ONCE THEY GET SUED FOR THE SCAMS THEY'LL BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING?! GOOD LUCK ALL(:
FRIEND
 Feb 07th, 2008
I got the same message that it was MCS and that the mailbox was full when I did call the number. I've just deleted it from my phone.
Pat
 Feb 06th, 2008
Jerk wads.
annoyed
 Feb 01st, 2008
Correction.....I should emailed this company (MCS) telling them that if I received another call from them I would be reporting them to the state fraud unit (in this case Oregon)
Canadian
 Jan 31st, 2008
Funny how this MCS disassociates itself from this SCAM. Perhaps we should 'wise up' and report these 'wealth advisors' to the Better Business Bureau.
Canadaian
 Jan 31st, 2008
This number is constantly calling the third time I answered a man named Brian came on line asked me how my day was and when I said I am really upset by these calls and where did he get my number from he hung up. This must stop
Marge Thornton
 Jan 30th, 2008
I did not answer. No message was left.
robert
 Jan 28th, 2008
Redialed and got message telling me that I had reached MCS but the mailbox of the person I was trying to reach was full.
Annoying to say the least.
Susan
 Jan 28th, 2008
They are offering to consolidate your credit card debt.
Dan
 Jan 25th, 2008
Same as others....Canadians, call phone busters (1 888-495-8501), let's get rid of them!
private
 Jan 25th, 2008
it's a recording on the other end regarding a credit card that i don't even have. says it has just come to their attention that i can lower my credit card costs, etc.
didn't stay on the line long enough to hear the rest.
maxjac4
 Jan 24th, 2008
Called and left no message on the answering machine. I wish there was some way to block automated dialers such as these.
PDC
 Jan 24th, 2008
SCAM! They Called my cell with an urgent recording telling me to press one to receive last offer of low interest rate. Said tey worked for MC&Visa to lower interest rates as much as prime depending on my good payment history. Wanted me to confirm address, DOB, MC number, exp. date. I called MASTERCARD and they said they absolutely did not authorize this call and that MC and VISA are two separate companies. The MC security representative said she had heard of this company and would pass all info on to her supervisor. If you have fallen for it - call MC or VISA and cancell the card number.
Tracy
 Jan 23rd, 2008
MCS about some credit card eligibility. Option 1 to get connected, 3 to be removed from the information updates list. I opted out, but received no confirmation, just a simple hangup after ten seconds.
jo
 Jan 15th, 2008
Received a Voice Recorded Greeting , inticating that I was eligible to receive Credit Card Interest Rate Reductions in my current Credit Cards, but that I had to press 1 to speak to a live agent or Press 3 to be removed from the distribution list. Have reported the number , and while the 'scam' may seem legitimate, no other credit reduction company I know would bother with direct telemarkeing information retreival. My suggestion is to Not Respond to the Outbound Call, and instead report the Number to the FCC (USA) or CRTC in Canada. Good Luck in elimitaing Scammers from the world.
OhJayKatz
 Jan 09th, 2008
Some debt reduction company. Didn't answer, left message on voicemail.
private
 Jan 09th, 2008
Call from 800-961-9830 MCS left no message. Called caller back at they 800-961-9830 could not leave a message said their mailbox for messages was full.
unknown
 Jan 08th, 2008
I Had a call from 1-800-961-9830 & said Hello, No Answer. I called back the Number and it said the Mail Box for MCS was full. So now I know it is a business called MCS. In future I will not Pick up the Phone they will get Sick of calling & being Ignored. Too Bad So Sad.
Dianne
 Jan 07th, 2008
Same story and result when I call back and get the message re debt consolidation. Had a space for recording all my contact info for a sales agent to call back, so I told them to go away.

Why don't our phone companies do something about this type of allegedly illegal activity using their equipment and services???
NoPatsy
 Dec 20th, 2007
I can't find any information on this toll free number. their message is about credit card debt. when I re-dial the number, a man's voice recording tells me I'm well on my way to getting out of debt by calling 866-MCS-WELL. the prompt for 1 which I tried to tell them to remove my name, gave a recorded message that the "mailbox is full". I tried reverse telephone search to find out who these poeple are and where they are calling from, with no luck.

I am on the Canadian Do Not Call List and assume that the people are calling from the U.S, I tried to register with the FCC but have to give them my email address, so I can't register as I have no intention of giving my email address to the U.S DO NOT CALL REGISTRY.

I wish it were a live person so that I can TELL THEM OFF
Alice
 Dec 19th, 2007
Recording claiming to be from MCS Wealth - something about credit card limit eligibility... A scam.
Tom
 Dec 19th, 2007
It's not "NCS", it's "MCS". Skyped this number back and got an announcer, saying "Thank you for calling 1-866-MCS-WEALTH". Skyped the mnemonic (1-866-627-9325) and got the same announcer. It's a credit-card debt reduction company. They left a blank VM this morning. Anyway, according to MCS' website (http://www.mcsfa.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=warning) this number is being spoofed in a "vishing scam" (I think they mean "phishing"): "It has come to our attention that an unscrupulous telemarketer is using our name in a vishing scam. Because they use caller ID spoofing, it appears that the call is originating from our office. They pitch a wide variety of financial products and ask for personal information, such as credit card data, bank account numbers and social security numbers. Do not give them any information! They are attempting to capitalize on our name. MCS Financial Advisors does NOT make telephone solicitations nor is it involved in the activities described by these telemarketers. Report them to the authorities!"
mixbsd
 Dec 17th, 2007
I did not answer. Caller did not leave a message.
Enid
 Dec 12th, 2007

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