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11/18/2012. I received two calls today from a "private number" and I have been unable to find out the actual phone number, but it sounds like a similar scam. The caller says he is calling from Phoenix, AZ and has an offer for a $200 gas card for me. (Not at all from Phoenix but in fact from over seas.). During the first call i said i wasnt interested and told them to remove me from the list. I repeated that instruction during the second call, at shich point the caller started yelling at me, saying that they do no exist to take orders from me. Funny when I stated that I am an attorney (true) with connections to the prosecutor's office (also true) and that I was reporting them to the Secretary of State (also true - for my home state), he hung up. I will be reporting these to FCC and FTC as well as my state AG and Secretary of State.
K. Daniels
 Nov 19th, 2012
Strange that your bogus call hit at 7:58 PM. I was hit with a bogus call at 7:46 PM 13 November 2012. This looks like several sources are doing scattershot calling at about the same time. In fact, according to my Caller ID, I had two calls hit at that exact same time, one from 202-505-5383, the other from 504-861-5879! This is getting weirder and weirder! Now, to go report both calls and others to the FCC and the FTC!
B. Collins
 Nov 14th, 2012
I think I've gotten a call from these people before today (the number just says 'unknown' on my phone), but I decided to answer it today just now (7:27 pm today...I think they called at a similar time yesterday). I should have asked this guy's name, but I wasn't thinking about it...he told me that I was entered in a drawing for 1 million dollars because I was a rewards credit card holder or something like that. He asked if I have a visa, mastercard, or discover still, and I said that I have a discover card...he didn't ask me for my credit card number, though (and I didn't give him any more details about the card). He then says that I'll be getting a watch (I asked if I have to pay for anything, or pay for shipping, and he said no), and some free magazines. He also confirmed my cell phone number and address...yeah, don't know where they got this information from if they're not working for the credit card companies. Next, he told me that they would also be sending me a couple of magazines that I would have to pay weekly charges for...it was at this point that I asked him not to send me any magazines at all, even the free ones (he asked why, and I told him I don't read magazines at all). I think he's probably still sending me the watch, but I don't think he mentioned it again. Anyways, nice and friendly guy, but I don't know what it's all about.
Amul
 Nov 14th, 2012
this number called me today at 1003 am t talked to a nice man named jordan he told he I was being entered into a draw for 25000 and a free watch and 3 free mag subscriptions. he then told me he was new and his manager would have to call me back,i went to work and from 10 to 3 had 34 missed calls on my cell phone. they were starting to call me every three minutes so I answered it it was a guy saying he was the supervisor then cuzz of living in shitty cell service I lost connection so they called back it was a girl this time saying she was the supervisor so I said fuck ofg and hung up she then called back said my name and my address told ME not to curse at her or she would come to my housei said bring it you stupid bitch and she started yelling somthing so I hung up on her and they havnt called back yet but its only been half hour lol
devin
 Nov 13th, 2012
Got called at around 2:45pm by some woman named Jessica who was VERY friendly. She knew my first name, my address, and I verified my date of birth with her. She told me everything very fast and didn't really say what the sweepstakes were for, or if there were any charges going to my card. She said good luck and asked if it was okay if her supervisor called me back to do a survey and make sure she had done her job correctly. So I said yes.
A man called me back, didn't get his name, and he started out asking me if Jessica was polite and friendly the entire call, which I replied that she was. Then he re-told me about the watch and magazines and then mentioned a price. I asked him to clarify what I was paying for, and he just repeated the same pre-written BS to me about 6 or 7 times. The first few I was trying to wrap my head around what he was trying to sell me, and the last few were me saying I didn't want in on it. Then I asked him when I entered this and he said I could never enter it myself, that I was chosen because I was a valued mastercard holder. That's when I knew it was all BULLSHIT because I'm a shitty cardholder and am usually late with my payments.
Told him I didn't want the magazines and he kept just saying he'd hold while I found my card. I told him no, and finally just said do not enter me in this contest, I don't want it. He asked why in the hell I wouldn't want $25000 and I said not from you people, and he got huffy and hung up.
Went back to check if there was any time stamp on the call, and it doesn't even show up on my phone. :S
Thank god I didn't give out my credit card info, but it's still TERRIFYING that they have all this other info about me.
Ashley
 Sep 19th, 2012
Do not ever call me again or else
Jeana Johnston
 Oct 25th, 2011
This is the main place that I have worked for and to send complaints about: There direct number for employee's is 757-490-9860. I worked here for two weeks before I relized how we were scaming customers...the "free diamond watch" only cost the company $2 bucks each and as far as I know there are no real sweepsteaks drawings...I needed a job, and it was a quick job to get and I am sorry for anyone I have sold to. Do not work here!! The person the employee talks to too call in sick or whatever is JR, just ask for him and they will put you through. Not sure if this will help anyone but I noticed how NRS the fake company we say in the script has a D- on the BBB website and IMA (International Marketing Association, Inc.) rating is great, which is the actual company that we as employees are not allowed to say on the phone.
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BBB file opened: 07/06/1994Business started: 05/01/1994
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Primary Contact: Mr. Daryl DeCroix (President)Ms. Debi De Croix (Office Manager)Ms. Pam Duncan (Accounts Payable)
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Cindy
 Sep 21st, 2011
heres the number and name i got.
sonya
 Mar 15th, 2011
uggggg THIS MAKES ME SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!I gave them everything but didnt finish the call because i got nervous that it was a scam! What should I do?
sonya
 Mar 15th, 2011
this happened to me too! i talked to a "supervisor" and told him i was going to cancel it and he never said i couldnt. I tried canceling it but I couldnt get through and when i finally did the lady said shed have someone call me back but they never did. Can you file a claim even if you authorized it?
al
 Dec 14th, 2010
I have seen 3 diffrent random numbers in my cell phone. They never leave a message so I decided when they called again I'd pick up. These ppl were very nice. They even offered me a family and friends discount! Ask them who they were and Where they were from. They gave me full names and employee numbers. They even sat and discussed there personal life with me. Long story short, idk weither this is a scam of not. What I do no is after I hung up I decided to do some research and stumbled upon this page. So I must admit, it was early and they did wake me up out of my sleep when they said "we see that you'ves been using a visa card, can you verify the #" i did. Shortly after i did this I realized it was a dumb move so I called the customer service line, they really were saleing magazines. I asked to cancel. She said my order hadn't posted and to call back.I then went to my account online and saw that not only had they taken the magazine money they had also taken and extra dollar. This was strange so I called the bank. Come to find out the two payments went to separate places I Immediatly canceled my visa and got a new one. Sn: I have to call this magazine place to try and cancel again. and I wish they would tell me I can't cancel!
inaww
 Dec 02nd, 2010
"yes, I'm calling because you are an owner of a mastercard." .... which was not a valid answer to your question. Not a bad objection handling script these oily reps have.
Resident47
 Dec 01st, 2010
I received a call from this NRS place this morning. Their number was 347-554-2064.The woman told me that I was entered into a sweepstakes because I own a mastercard. I immediately asked her if she was calling from my bank and she said "yes, I'm calling because you are an owner of a mastercard." I was suspicious but i decided to listen to what she had to say. She told me that I have been entered to win the same prizes that everyone on this website seems to have been mentioning (the money, car, and trip.) since it was so early in the morning and i was writing an essay, i was a bit distracted but i heard her mention that I will be receiving 2 free magazines as long as i pay 4.99 a week for Rolling Stone (which i dont even read.) I told her that i was not interested in the offer but she persisted. She then went on to ask me survey questions and asked me what i would do if i won the sweepstake money, jokingly i said that i would pay for my college tuition and she laughed and said people normally spend it on clothes. I kept telling her that i am no interested but she said that this is a great deal and she asked me if my address was the one on file. She had my correct address and i was outraged. i do not understand where she received my information from. I was then transferred to her supervisor who asked me for the style of watch that i would like. I hung up on him and i received a call back in seconds from a private number but i ignored the call. i tried to call the 1st number back but it gave me a busy signal. this is a ridiculous scam and i made sure to cancel my card and have my bank send me a new one. watch out for the scams out there and hope this helps.
stacey
 Dec 01st, 2010
i have been getting unknown caller calls on my cell phone for the past few days so tonight i decided to answer it. when i did a woman asked for evan, my daughter. i asked who was calling and i couldnt understand what she said her name was. i then asked what the call was in reference to and the woman went on with her nrs b.s. and said that it was a sweepstakes for all major credit card holders and it was free to enter. i was all we dont have any credit cards. and she was all well do you have a debit with a visa or master card logo on it? and i said yeeeeeeaaaaaah. (long like that too) and she said good that is how he got entered into the sweepstakes. i told her that the number she was calling was my personal cell phone and that my daughter was only 14 and she had no access to either my debit card or my cell phone and asked her how she got my number. she said a broker bought my information from my credit card company. i told her that it was highly unlikely that my bank would sell information that they do not have on file along with my daughters name to them. i must have taken her off guard, cause she kinda laughed and said you would be surprised at what the brokers sell them. i asked her who the broker was, but then she said something about if i verified the last 4 digits of my debit card i could be entered in the free sweepstakes. for free. i said no thanks and she was pretty nice about the whole thing. i just think its weird how they got my cell number and my kids name.
jene
 Oct 28th, 2010
I was getting calls all day from some number I don't recognize. I don't usually pick up the phone in these instances, but I was getting fed up with these calls, so I decided to finally answer. It was about 7pm. Some girl told me that I had been entered in the Dream Come True Sweepstakes and that I would be entered in a drawing for all sorts of amazing prizes like $25,000, a Mustang and a trip to Australia. She asked me to participate in a survey and that she would send me 4 free magazines and a diamond watch as a 'thank you' gift for participating. She proceeded to ask me questions about my age, whether I was employed, my hobbies/interests (which I'm guessing they asked to gauge what kind of magazines they think I might be interested in), etc. She told me that they would send me 3 for free, but that they would need a little help with the fifth one. She said that they would send me the ESPN magazine for $4.99 per week. When I asked her if I could switch to a different mag because I don't read ESPN, she said she would transfer me to her supervisor and I could ask her. Then she asked me to confirm my address. While I was in the middle of rattling off my address, her 'supervisor' suddenly popped in. She asked me if I wanted the men's or ladies style diamond watch. I asked her about changing the ESPN magazine to something else and she said that I could change my subscriptions any time. When I asked her how long I had to keep paying for the subscriptions she said 60 months. That's when I was sure that this was fake. She asked me for my credit card number. I said, "Oh, my credit card number is ...." then I hung up. They tried to call me back right after, but I ignored it. Being a tease is fun, though I just wasted about 8 minutes of my life. Watch out for them. Just tell them to take you off their calling list and hang up.
Amy
 Oct 16th, 2010
Well...Well...Well, of course you guys are speculators and have a lot to say, and at first I didn't want to hear anything anyone was writing down...So the same way they lure in the buyers is the same way they lure in their workers!!! Crazy...right? Well they put a add in the Newspaper, saying "Hiring for people who love to talk, starting out making $10,$12, or $15 an hour! So me I say hey, what kind of money? I defenitely called them up and they said that I could start training the next day! I was so happy it seemed too good to be true, plus I had a Communicating a Threat On my record from when I was sixteen, which should have dropped off but it didn't, well anyway to make a long story short, they don't even do a credit check, or a background check! Now my credit is decent, but a lot of call centers won't hire me due to the charge beings that the work environment is talking with people!!!!! Well any way, so yeah there are people in their working with felonies, theft, fraud, all kinds of things! SMH, and the worst thing is, they are the ones who lie the most, because they want the most money! Well after the interview I found out that the starting amount was NOT 10, 12, or 15! It was really LESS than minumum wage! I was getting paid $7.25 WTH, and min wage is supposed to be $7.55 in this state! So yeah let's get back to the story, everything you guys are saying is EXACTLY what we are scripted to say, word for word! My first day I had one close, my second day, which was yesterday, I had 7 sales but only 4 closed, which means they were lured in...Well, I didn't really think it was a scam, I just thought that it was for VERY EXTREMELY LUCK PEOPLE! Well as I worked on my second day, I realized that EVERYONE was getting the SAME order number, which was C-208! i was like WHAT? If people are getting different magazines how are they all getting the SAME order #, also if the person tries to call back, they won't get through to anyone, and if they did, how would anyone know who is who, because ALL OF THE ORDER # ARE THE SAME !!!!!!! I thought about it, and told myself to make a personal note, and to check and see if anyone ever won the "DREAM COME TRUE SWEEPSTAKES!" Well if there is someone out there, I surely don't know, and as I researched the actual sweepstakes I ran across this information! I was shocked and kind of depressed because My wallet was stolen about a week ago, and I had a lot of cash in there, and so I figured I would still work for these people, until i made up for my loss! Well guess what, this is where you guys can be sceptical and ask, Why would you continue to work for a group of people like this, well when measures become desperate measures, I had to do what I had to do, I had a $236 car payment, cell phone bill, cable, and water bill due all around the same time! I told myself, Jess, just go in there and make that MONEY, that is all that mattered, but as I walked to the computer, I thought to myself, how could anyway one do this to people, and I remembered how I felt, when my wallet was stolen just a few days bak, and how I thought, HOW COULD SOMEONE JUST TAKE MY WALLET AND WALK AWAY LIKE IT IS NOTHING, THEY HAVE NO CONSCIENCE !!! Well me doing that mess to people, would make me NO BETTER THEN THE PERSON WHO STOLE MY WALLET! I am a religious person, and I said that if God did not want me working here he will show me a sign...well not longer than 5 minutes of being on the floor, a call went over the intercom, and said that the person of a BLANK car with BLANK tags Need to move there car before it is towed, well I had parked in the same spot for two-three days now and they never said anything before, which wasn't the worst part! The guy told me to PARK MY F****** car across the street, which is a 10 lane intersection, including turning lanes, five one way five another! and of course I know how to cross the street, but I asked him where across the street he told me he doesn't F****** know and that if MY A** would have got there earlier than I would have had a spot, let me remind you I was there 10 minutes earlier, and I had parked in the same spot for the past two/three days! So I left and didn't go back, and told myself that I was not going to do this to people, and I was defenitely not going to be talked to like a piece of crap! So they are not running their business honestly, and YES, for all the people who asked, I worked for them, did research, and to answer all the questions...YES NRS IS A FRAUD FOR BOTH THE WORKERS AND THE CUSTOMERS, the $10, $12, $15 is somewhat ture, you get rewarded like any sales building, but you make $10 an hour ONLY IF you con at least 30-and up people that week! That is at least 5-6 people per day, and it only counts if the person GIVES OUT THE NUMBER, and it is AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED! so if I sold to 99 people and only 10 decided to give a card number, when they got to the "supervisor" and it acutally goes through, that is when you get paid, but that ten probably only 5-7 have a valid or approved card, so yes it is all a scam and a way to get your money, adn if you don't believe me, remember the next time they call, and listen, let them get ot the bottom, and then wait for you order number...IF IT IS NRS, your order number will DEFENITELY BE "C as is cash dash(-) 208!" some people will say C as in cat, but in the actual script book, it says C-208...so beware, and please take my advice, I wouldn't scam anyone purposely and I hope no one else, would, and then you think IF it was the customer on the other end of the phone, I became the customer and they were the sales rep, would they give a care...MAYBE not because that is their way of making money, but I wouldn't do that to anyone because I wouldn't want it done to me, my family, or friends! THINK ABOUT IT, honestly there are hundreds of sales rep, in the center everyday and they take advantage of older sweeter people, who feel like they can take a few of their bucks and buy magazines, but if you think about it, these people could be your parents, or grandparents, who are getting indirectly robbed!
Jessica
 Oct 07th, 2010
Yes I received a call today. They will keep calling until you answer. It is a scam nothing in the world is free somebody has to purchase something, I know they don't just give prizes away. Remember any contest or sweepstakes these days require some type of on contribution. However, don't buy into it, I told the guy that answered to please remove me from this. They will. If not file for harassment and make some claims! :-)
Anonymous
 Oct 02nd, 2010
hello everyone, i just want to let everyone know that it is not a fraud, i worked there for about 2months. There are several different companys but the one i worked for is the NRS its located in Virginia Beach Va. Yes they know your First and last name and address that is all. There was about 200 of us working inside making phone calls everyday. Some of the workers are rude when the person that answers the other line is rude but there is about 4 supervisors that work above the callers who listen in to about 1 or 2 of our phone calls a day and if they hear u cursing or being rude you are immediatly fired but thats the problem there is only 4 of them for about 200 people. When the customer answers the phone we say there name and read a script, yes there is a real sweepstakes that is held every year but you usually hear about the next years drawing, then we used to say "your in the running for 25000 in cash, a brand new ford mustang GT conveertible or a trip for 4 to australia, plus hundreds of other valuable prizes and there is no purchase or payment necessary" but we made so many calls in one day i know i was averaging about 900 calls in a 5 1/2 hour shift. At the end of each call they will tell you about a magazine offer but at the beginning of the call they tell you that either its a courtesy call or a sales call so listen. The main objective of the company is to sell you magazines, but the worst part is that once give them you credit card info you CANNOT CANCEL! but there are people who actually want the magazines but we have to call until we find those people, but the people who usually call you are extremly nice so dont hang up on them cause thats how they keep there job but once they transfer you over to the supervisor feel free to hang up because the ones who call you just need a few good leads a day to keep their job that does not mean that you have to buy, and those people wont ask for your credit card information or anything like that, they are simply just reading a script, yeah i know annoying but hey they need a job and its an easy job. another tip if you do not want them to call you, you have to say the word LIST, like take me off you list, if u say dont call me no more, imma call the cops, loose my number or if you curse it doesnt matter they will still call you again. so say the actual word LIST in your phrase. and it may take a couple of days for the computer to realize they put you on the do not call list. but it really is a good offer for people who actually read the magazines or actually want them like businesses, but just remember that its for a whole 60 months thats 5 years that you pay 4.99 a week you do the math! HOWEVER I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TO WORK THERE!
tommy
 May 23rd, 2010
Definatley a scam, this makes me angry seeing all the names and comments of people this NSA has harassed and taken advantage of. Its bad enough to steal money, but when the devil dresses up as a sheep ya dont know it right? I got a call from MEG and ya being a man when i hear a woman i listen, suprisingly she knows all about me already, and tells me about this sweepstakes and i could win 25,000 dollars or a mustang, well that sounds good right? Then she says as a complimentary package i can get two magazines for free every month for six months with a purchase of ROLLING STONE for 4.99, i let her keep talkint and shes tellin me about virginia and how theres alot of navy there and shes askin me questions and tells me her supervisor is gonna be on the phone and to not let her down. Im in the middle of tellin her about where im stationed and then this guy comes on and starts talkin about sendin me a watch and a welcome package, well when he got to the credit card line i hung up and after replaying it all in my head idk why i just didnt hang up all that time, it was early and i was half asleep, and im just not rude like that. But how can these guys get to us like that? They obviously look for those kind hearted people who just cant say no and take advantage of them. Its hard enough workin to make a livin but when these people are tryin to trick you into believing there might be some luck in the world it just isnt right. Im using every resource to get to the bottom of this. Anyone who has info please help us out.
Roman
 May 20th, 2010
Definatley a scam, this makes me angry seeing all the names and comments of people this NSA has harassed and taken advantage of. Its bad enough to steal money, but when the devil dresses up as a sheep ya dont know it right? I got a call from MEG and ya being a man when i hear a woman i listen, suprisingly she knows all about me already, and tells me about this sweepstakes and i could win 25,000 dollars or a mustang, well that sounds good right? Then she says as a complimentary package i can get two magazines for free every month for six months with a purchase of ROLLING STONE for 4.99, i let her keep talkint and shes tellin me about virginia and how theres alot of navy there and shes askin me questions and tells me her supervisor is gonna be on the phone and to not let her down. Im in the middle of tellin her about where im stationed and then this guy comes on and starts talkin about sendin me a watch and a welcome package, well when he got to the credit card line i hung up and after replaying it all in my head idk why i just didnt hang up all that time, it was early and i was half asleep, and im just not rude like that. But how can these guys get to us like that? They obviously look for those kind hearted people who just cant say no and take advantage of them. Its hard enough workin to make a livin but when these people are tryin to trick you into believing there might be some luck in the world it just isnt right.
Roman
 May 20th, 2010
Look, if these people call you, its a fraud. They tell you that you have been entered by Visa or Mastercard or any other one of the major card names into a sweepstakes. Its BS. They will ask you some minor personal info, and then they will ask for your full name and card number to verify. DO NOT GIVE IT TO THEM. If you have, report fraud and cancel the card immediately. Now, for them calling you nonstop. The only way I have ever dealt with telemarketers and people who involve themselves in fraud like this is to harass them back. So if they call you nonstop ask the person on the other line to give you a number(if you got an unknown call) and ask them for an extension to reach that particular person. Then just call the living crap out of them. I didn't stop until they placed me on their do not call list. And yes, I did use every nasty word in the book. The only way to make them stop is to harass them back and then make them put you on the do not call list. So don't be fooled.
Andrew
 May 19th, 2010
Yep, I'm getting calls from NRS too (though not specifically this number). The first time I listened to the spiel and then hung up while she was transferring me to her supervisor (without giving out any information), then just now a different girl called back saying she was with NRS (the first one didn't say this) but the spiel started off exactly the same way as the first girl so I just said "Sorry, I'm not interested" and hung up on her. We'll see if she calls me back, the first girl called me back 3 times after I hung up on her.
Lisa
 Mar 29th, 2010
I recieved this call about how i was entered into a sweepstakes. They were very nice and rushed me through some info and when I said I do not give out my info over the phone he got upset and when I told him to have a nice day he said what the F@*# ever.
Beth
 Mar 06th, 2010
This company called me and told me I won some sweepstakes. I knew it was something I was NOT interested in and also most likely a scam. I said thank you for calling but I am not interested. The guy then said, "there are no obligations or purchases required." I again said, "no thank you." The guy then said, "Fuck you Bitch" and hung up on me. He was very rude and I wish I had a call back number, so I could have called back and been just as rude!!! I am outraged!!! Also I wish I had a number so I could report the company to the BBB!
S.F.
 Feb 23rd, 2010
Yup got the call ranting and raving that just by using my visa card I was a finalist whoop, immediatly skeptical because things that sound too good to be true usually are, thankfully she did not ask for too personal if info just college stuff and hobbies but no address or bank info er personal ID stuff from the sounds of it I dodged a bullet
Steve
 Feb 22nd, 2010
I just got that call today right now
And with the same promises
The guy was very nice and all asking me if I was goin 2 college and etc. Im 19 and I heard a lot about scammers. So when they kept asking 4 my mastercard number I lied to them telling them that I lost wallet then the guy was like well you can give us ur bank account info and we can start 4rm there (im thinking what that fuck you don't need that) so I lied saying I can't my account is frozen until I call the bank when I get my new card... but they was trying to find ways to get a number but couldn't so please watch out
leticia
 Feb 06th, 2010
my wife told me yesterday that they called me yesterday but i was not home, they just called me right now and i told the woman that called that i was not interested. she replied "well im not interested in you being in my country but you wont leave will you?" and hung up. if anyone knows how to contact these people please post the info! i am outraged!
octavio
 Dec 16th, 2009
This company called me 3 times yesterday. The first two I was in class and did not answer. The third one woke me up from a nap and I groggily listened as some black lady buttered me up with promises that I was entered into a sweepstakes for over a thousand different prizes with the grand being $25,000, a brand new gt mustang convertible, or a trip to austrailia for 4. Obviously because I have never been scammed before, I am 18, I wasn't immediately suspicious that somehow they got my number, said I was in a sweepstakes even though I never entered into anything and they never told me the name of the company though I now know it to be NRS. She then continued to persuade me that I was going to receieve a free diamond watch, asking me what style I wanted it in, and even asking me which grand prize I'd prefer. She then asked me if she had my correct address, again how did she know my address?, and I informed her that I was now living at WSU. She then asked me if I had a visa or mastercard, I stupidly told her and then she tried to sell me on the rolling stones magazine for only 4.99 a week with 3 other free magazines. It sounded like a good deal so she trasnfered me to her supervisior he proceeded to get my visa card number and I was later charged that night twice by the company. The first charge was $1 to make sure my account was valid, though they did not inform me it would be "checked". The second was for 69$. The entire phone call I could hear people in the background asking the exact same questions I was being asked, even when I was "transfered" to their supervisor. They call was also very rushed, they sped from one topic to the other and in my sleepy state I wasn't given the chance to think about any of my previous questions until the second I hung up. I then cancelled my card and I have been talking to my bank to see if they can do anything with the charge, because it is still pending. The number provided by the company who charged me at my bank was 1-888-854-4706. I called this number and it is not a direct link to the company it is some customer service number. The lady there informed that there was no records of me and that there wouldn't be until my account was "processed" in the next 24 to 48 hours. Or probably however long it takes for my bank to make the charge final. Has anyone else who actually gave them thier card number found out if they could get their money back or if there is actually any product?
maggie
 Dec 09th, 2009
these people are calling my husband and i 4 or 5 times a day. They keep saying that we ordered magazines. they call at 7am in the morning all the way untill 9pm at night. does anyone know how to get rid of these parasites? they say that they are NRS but then they will call back (same guy several minutes later) and say that they are some one else.
jynx
 Dec 02nd, 2009
Just got a call at 9 a.m. I hate being woke up by stupid marketers! Whats even funnier is FIVE minutes after that someone also called from a Customer Club saying I won 50.00 in gas vouchers ! WTF?!
Travis
 Nov 25th, 2009
I just got a call from these guys telling me the same things as all of you! some NRS sweepstaes and that i was eligible to win 25000 dollars in cash and a ford mustang and something else. The guy told me that there was no purchase necessary and that and then asked me if i still owned a visa, master card, etc. He was rambling on about who knows what as i was searching up NRS on google and came across this site. I then asked the guy what company he was working for again and he repeated NRS and continued on where he left off i guess and then i just hung up. I'm guessing they got my number from some crappy website named "freecrazylaptop.com". I gave this website my phonenumber out of curiosity to find out if the advertisement on the radio about a free laptop was true. After i realized how that offer worked i got off the computer and exited the website. within a matter of minutes i got spammed with text messages on multiple offers. I had to reply to all of them to "STOP!" haha. I'm pretty sure that this is how "NRS" got my phone #. So if some of you are wondering how they got your information, try remembering if you visited a shady website of some sort.
Roger
 Oct 31st, 2009
I got several calls over the last few days and finally answered this morning because the phone woke me up.
I was aready on edge from being awakened. The scammer was very polite and tried some reverse psychology to "put me in a better frame of mind and mood"(didn't work, I've studied psychology for YEARS) and pushed a relentless hard sell about how the sweepstakes was free but I had to pay for magazines I ordered (what magazines?)
Their only goal was to get my Visa #.
I pretty much told them what they could do with themselves before I'd ever give ANY stranger that info and hung up.
Mickey
 Oct 16th, 2009
http://www.nrscontest.com/

is this the same company?
sam
 Oct 14th, 2009
I just got a call from these people that woke me out of a deep sleep. I spoke with Anthony in Virginia Beach, and honestly he was very nice. since he kept saying 'absolutely free' I kept listening to what he had to say. Then all of a sudden 'absolutely free' became 5$ a week. And I guess it's my fault for not hanging up then, but I guessed I could cancel it. I then talked to Melissa who was also very nice, but maybe that's just because I'm an idiot and gave her my debit card number, my social security number and my DOB. I wonder if she was giving everyone thumbs up as if to say "hey! we got another moron!" Come onn, I have the flu! Cold medicine and being woken up from a dead sleep will make you a bit loopy. So when I checked the caller ID to call them back and cancel, it said private number. And searching for a website brought this up. So I'm guessing I need to cancel my debit card now, but what should I do about my SSN? Am I screwed? were any of you able to call back and cancel?
an idiot
 Oct 14th, 2009
I was called twice today by an unknown number. The first time, no one answered. The second time, an older-sounding woman tells me I've been entered in this NRS sweepstakes. She asks me if I still have a Visa/Master/whatever card, I foolishly say yes. She proceeds to start asking me survey questions. At this point I am politely informing her of my disinterest and asking her to put me on a do-not-call list, while she continues to talk through me. She repeats several times that there is no purchase necessary. When she finally stops, I calmly repeat my request. She says, verbatim, "Oh fuck you," and hangs up. I'm glad I didn't answer any of her questions, except that first one. But all she knows is that I have a credit card (actually a debit). Needless to say I'll be watching my account. I only wish I knew which number was the one that called me, among the ones reported here, so that I could call her back and show her what a REAL verbal lashing is like. Let's see how she handles a pissed-off, clinically depressed college student!
E
 Sep 29th, 2009
866-764-2798 is the number that keeps calling... told them once put me on do not call list the first time they called talkin about sweepstakes (bs nothings free always a catch). Contiuned to call all night, all day the next day and the next.... finally answered again she begins to talk.... i tell her im on the do not call list proceeds to try and talk me into the gimick...... say no thanks, no thanks.... and once again put me on do not... She says oh my goodness,...and i hear her under her breath what a fucking waste of time....and hangs up..... im thinking on no she didn't CHICK i told you don't call me..... these people are re-dic-u-lous....
MO
 Jul 17th, 2009
Yesterday I received three calls on my mobile phone from the number 866-764-2798. The first time I answered but heard nothing, the second time I missed the call, Then the 3rd time, I answered and a woman said I was entered in a sweepstakes from NRS (I thought she said NRF though)
I joined several dozen paying survey sites, so I assumed she was from them, but I couldn't recall any of them called NRS/F. Then, she said I needed a credit card or debit card, none of which I had. And I became suspicious because I wouldn't have lied and told the survey site that I had one.
I told I didn't have any of those and she said "Well, that's a problem because you need one." Kind of confused, I said "Oh...ok." Then after a moment of silence, she hung up.
I'm going to block those calls now and see if I can report that number.

(For more info on those paying survey sites, check out this link: http://surveylady.xanga.com/
Tasha
 Jul 11th, 2009
Amber, it wont help to report them to the BBB. They already have an "F" rating.
ScottQ
 Jul 07th, 2009
http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/magazine-subscription-agents/omnipresent-inc-in-tampa-fl-90008468

Thats what your looking for? Ominpresent Inc. Now my question is, are they also using 866-764-2798?
ScottQ
 Jul 07th, 2009
i just recieved a call from them..and i gave out my d.o.b..huge mistake.....they knew my address also...did they take any money out of anyone's account??
sandy
 Jun 30th, 2009
Got a call today at 2.40pm from a woman called Debra, from NRS, saying i'm in the running for sweepstakes to win either a Ford Mustang convertible, $25,000 or trip for 4 to Australia after asking me if i had Visa/Mastercard/Amex or Discovery. She took surveys on my status, my age and hobbies, and started the free "3 magazines for free, but pay $4 per week for the 4th." I said "no, thank you" 3 times, and "bye".

She didn't ask for my cc information, so i hope i'm not going to be charged. The number is 'UNKNOWN' on my cellphone, so I had no idea what number it was. Careful guys~~~
Ruby
 May 15th, 2009
I get an 'Unknown Number' call at least 3 times a day. I politely told the lady that I was not interested and she told me "it wasn't that serious" and hung up! Now I am very upset and will be reporting them to the BBB. I consider this harrasement noe and the fact that they call me on my cell phone, wasting minutes for some 'credit card thing', in which I don't own, is making my blood boil!!!!!!
Amber
 Apr 15th, 2009
I just got off the phone with them no longer than ten minutes ago. I thought it was a scam. A lady first called (they called btw 4 times my cell phone)claiming to be from Florida somewhere and saying that I was entered in a million dollar sweepstakes (after asking me what if I carried a visa or mastercard credit card) and that as a gift they were sending me a free watch as well as subscriptions to magazines for about 4 dollars a month all together. I asked about the subscriptions and if I'd have to continue paying for them, and she said that she'll have the manager/supervisor call back. He did within minutes and gave the same run down, and offered the magazines in which I said I was not interested. He continued to ask what I was interested in, I told him and he tried to offer me a bunch of magazines that had to do with what I was interested in for only the 4 dollars a month and all this other stuff to go with it. In the end I said, I appreciated it but I'm not interested. He said thank you and then hung up. I'm canceling my credit card. BEWARE!!!!
Liz
 Mar 10th, 2009
I got a call from NRS a couple months ago and told them to not call me again, and that I wasn't interested, supposedly my credit card company gave them my name and number, so then i get called twice today by some lady at NRS, and they tell me im in some sweepstakes and they don't have any personal information. so i tell them im not interested and to get my number and shove it. she laughs and tells me to have a good night, and i tell her to go die. i hope i dont get called from them again...bastards, wasting my time
Ab
 Jan 21st, 2009
This company called NRS sweepstakes called me and woke me from deep sleep. I was half awake agreeing with what this guy was offering me, next thing i knew i was on the phone with some supervisor talking my ear not even giving me a chance to speak. They proceeded to charge my account in which i found out the number to call this place back which is 888-854-4706, i called back them to set up my threat to them, and asked them to refund my account, and to never call me again. They told me they could not do anything of that sort for the next 48 hours. They scammed me, but i will get them back one way or another.
TRUTH
 Jan 14th, 2009
I received several calls from a no caller id. So after a couple of calls I decided to answer. They told me that I had been entered into a sweepstake to win 100,000 dollars, and that I had won a diamond watch. They tried to sign my up for some magazines, too. They had my address and phone number which is something that anyone could get out of the phonebook. Then I was to speak to a supervisor. So I got online to look them up while he was rattling off about the company. I told him that I would rather he take me off his list because I do not give out my credit card number online or over the phone. He said a fast goodbye and hung up. This is a scam.
Christina
 Dec 18th, 2008
Some lady called me this morning saying i had been chosen from a sweepstake to win 1 million dollars and that i had either a visa mastercard discovery ect... she said is this Rob? i said yes, than she proceeded to say the above, I right away said i wasn't interested and she got all frustrated with me on why didn't i want to know more, i said bc i probably didn't win anything and i'll most likely end up having to pay for something, than she sounded even more frustrated and while hanging up i heard her saying oh take him off the list, plus some more rubbish junk there, be careful everyone.
Rob
 Dec 08th, 2008
definitely a scam... these guys called me this morning and were very nice-maybe too nice? some hogwash about magazine subscriptions and the $4/week for rolling stone--originally i verified some info, but when they started talking about deducting money from my card, i told them i wasn't interested and that they could send a bill if they would like. the caller then hung up on me, and i have no return number for them. i am canceling my card and putting a block on my account just to be safe. SCAMMERS!!! arrrrgggghhh!
glo
 Nov 15th, 2008
My cell phone, from which I only get about 3 calls a week, rang with an "unavailable" caller ID. A woman asked for me by my first name to which I responded, "who is this?" She then said that she was Mary/Trisha (?) with NRS and that I had won some type of Sweepstakes. She then said that her records showed that I had either a VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, or DISCOVER card, and asked, "is that right?" At this point my internal alarm system went off and I told her that I wasn't interested and asked to be taken off of her list. Sounding very dejected, she said something like, "okay, fine" and proceeded to hang up.

After mulling it over, I wish that I had asked her for a customer service phone number or address to report what is so obviously a phishing scam.
Chet
 Nov 15th, 2008
I looked up NRS sweepstakes and found this thread as well. I have received 3 calls from them just today. I don't know where they're calling from because it shows up as "unknown" on my cell phone. It definitely sounds like a credit card scam. They are trying to enter you into a sweepstakes to win a load of stuff, as well as sell you a few magazines. I told the first caller that I did not want any more calls and they have continued to do so. I'm just afraid that somehow they have my credit card information even though I haven't given it to them.
Natasha
 Nov 13th, 2008
NRS Sweepstakes keeps calling and hanging up. The number is UNKNOWN on your display. The caller was rude. I requested that they remove me from their call list and send me written confirmation. NRS Sweepstakes representative hung up on me.
dennis
 Oct 08th, 2008
I got a call from "NRS" but I don't know if it is the above number 813-885-7057. I googled NRS+surveys and Sweepstakes and found this reporting page. It was a woman who said she was from NRS, wanted to know what types of credit cards I used and that she had a short survey for me that would enter me into a sweepstakes. After asking me what I was interested in, I was told I would get 3 free magazine subscriptions. Then, hooking me, she told me I had to buy a subscription for a fourth magazine. I told her I didn't want any magazines and she promptly hung up on me as I told her why. Rude, difficult to understand her in the first place and deceptive. Some survey! Someone else called me with the same deal about a week ago, saying they were from Florida and they called me a "scaredy-cat" and hung up on me when I refused to participate. He too was difficult to understand. I can't wait to hear from them again :)
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 Oct 02nd, 2008
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 Sep 13th, 2008
got the same call. some nice lady said she was calling long distance from florida. she gave me the whole spin as to tell me i'm in the december draw for one million dollars, but because i made it this far they'll send me a score of magazines and a free watch. when choosing the mags, she said that 'rolling stone' mag was the one i had to help pay for (4 bucks i think). she didn't take my cc number (and i would not give it out to any of these jackpot places), so i'm hoping they can't deduct any money. her "manager" called back confirming her what she took down, and i said i'd take everything for free, but i'd rather not get the single mag that is 4 bucks a month. he pushed a little, i repeated (whilst reading on google about IMC scams) that i didn't want to pay for anything, he mumbled a good bye and good luck and hung up. careful gguys, this one sounds dodgy.
spoon
 Jun 16th, 2008
Probably affiliated with the other scammers/telemarketers at 410-774-8401, 773-668-1618, 800-701-0155, and 813-885-7057 who have been pestering me for a week.
Annoyed
 May 15th, 2008
My wife got a call from this guy asking for her BY NAME at 8:30 pm telling her she won a Mastercard/Visa sweepstakes. She told him not interested, don't call back and hung up on him. Seconds later he calls back, I pick-up and say "didn't my wife tell you not to call back". He Says "I don't care, put your wife on the phone, I'm not talking to you". After arguing I tell him to put his supervisor on the phone and let him know he has called the wrong person to mess with. At which time he laughs and tuants "Oh yeah what are you going to do!" Telling me I can't do anything to him. I keep yelling for him to put his supervisor on the phone and he just keeps taunting. I finally hang up. I start calling this number back randomly throughout the night sometimes no answer, sometimes busy signal. I get a call a while later with the numbers 528-111-755325 which I didn't answer in time. You can be sure this is not a reputable company. A few clues for anyone tracking these people down like I am. 1. My wife's cell is not listed under her name or mine, so we are not linked to the cell account at all nor is her name on her voicemail message, so he didn't get her name that way. 2. My wife signed up for a promotional free bar-b-que grill at a Golden Corral and put her name and number on that card - That is the only one she ever signed up for. If any of you, that have shared on here, have signed up for one of those promotions I would be happy to know about it, because I am going to find this guy and common threads will help.
P.I. Xstream
 May 11th, 2008
This number is probably connected with the same scammers calling from 410-774-8401 and 813-885-7057.
Mark
 May 09th, 2008
recieved call offering magazines and that was entered into a million dollar contest. they knew my address then asked me to pick another magazine, i asked how much will it cost me and they hung up.
Boone
 May 01st, 2008
Called because i "won" a sweepstakes...
Danny
 May 01st, 2008
I received a phone call from this number at exactly 7:16 pm. It was the first time they called but I can already tell by how late they called that this is going to get out of hand. THEY MUST BE STOPPED
Justin
 Apr 30th, 2008
There charging 80.00 too my bank account every month!
i dont know how to stop it?or how they got my credit card number!!
KELLY
 Apr 23rd, 2008
A lady named "January" called from this number and said I had won something out of Tampa, FL, and that I would need to have a major credit card. At this point, I stopped her and said, "OK, put me on your do not call list." She got angry and said, "WHY?! You don't even know what I'm calling about!" I was, to say the least, astonished! I said, "What do you mean, "WHY?"! This is MY phone, and I don't want you calling me on this phone!" She said, "Well I can put you on my personal list but that doesn't mean that others won't call you! Have a nice day, I LOVE YOU! (she yelled)" I could not believe it! Ever since I have been online trying to figure out who these people are and how they got my personal cell phone number.
Lisa
 Apr 11th, 2008
Sounded like a scam, said I had been entered in a Visa/mastercard sweepstakes, I said I wasn't interested and the guy starts arguing with me saying how crazy it sounds that I don't want to be a millionaire. I hung up...
AC Macgoo
 Mar 20th, 2008
I answered tha phone and this guy told me that i won a diamond watch and also he tried to spitt game at me....he told me his "supervisor" was to call me back in a few minutes to ask me how was "Dan" because he was new and then tried to get my card number, after 10 minutes of me telling him no im not giving you my number he told me THANK YOU FOR WASTING MY TIME and then hung up on me...don't fall for this
spify
 Mar 13th, 2008
When I answered the phone they asked for me but i said I wasn't here then asked if I could take a message. They said there's no message & hung up.
Leah
 Jan 18th, 2008
Bree

>> They called, sounded very friendly, but asked for a credit card number "to verify that my name had been chosen for a sweepstakes," THIS IS A SCAM!!!
Jin
 Dec 08th, 2007
Non-stop calling from this number 8138857057
Sarah
 Nov 28th, 2007
they wanted my credit card info and when i did not give it to them the guy named frank was rude and called me a customer service night mare i have never been so insulted in my life
amy
 Nov 27th, 2007
I got a call on my cell phone- did not answer first time. When I got the second call I answered he said they were calling to confirm information from me so that they could enter me into a national visa/debit card sweepstakes....
asked who are you and how did you get my# responded that I was randomly selected to be entered into the swpske by the federal gov- drawing will be 12/31 has been for the last 7 years...aked to be taken off list not interested...got very rude and aggressive. Rattled off my home address so they could send me a watch as a consolation prize- when I declined to confirm anything - got more rude and said fine we will cancel your preferred visa card and send you a bill for $50.00 - I said I don't think so and hung up.
miller
 Nov 14th, 2007
These calls are very annoying...They call all of the time throughout the day and won't tell me what the call is about because the man who called last said, this is a business call intended for my husband...he asked me when a better time to call him was and I said, if you can't tell me what your business is with my husband, then don't call back....He was very rude and hung up on me instead of giving me any information at all....I think if he's calling my cell phone I should have a right to know who is using my minutes and for what, don't you??
J. Smith
 Nov 13th, 2007
This number just called my cell phone. They were telling me that I had been entered in some sort of Visa/MasterCard sweepstakes. This intrigued me, so I decided to listen to their spiel. All sounded good up until they started asking for my credit card information. I told them that I would not give that information to them over the phone, and that they would have to send me something official. The lady that I spoke to argued with me for a couple minutes about it until I finally told her that it wasn't happening over the phone, at which point she hung up. Definite scam.
Charles
 Nov 13th, 2007
This company called my elderly father and scammed him out of 120.00 My father is 84 years old, has Alzheimer's, didn't think there were people out there that did that so he just took them at their word. It started off something about a some kind of gift then he asked to talk to a supervisor that took his credit card number, I took the phone and told him that whatever they are trying to do call the whole thing off. They got his money and there was nothing I could do to stop it at the bank since he cleared it.
Misty
 Nov 06th, 2007
called @ 9:30am on a SATURDAY!! On top of that left no message.
sher
 Sep 15th, 2007
during these past 3 days, we have been bombarded by these scams/unknown phone numbers:
800-793-0282
954-905-4135
954-905-4134
877-591-0016
813 885 7057
405-603-7076
We are reporting them all to the FCC do not call list.
JH
 Aug 09th, 2007
They called, sounded very friendly, but asked for a credit card number "to verify that my name had been chosen for a sweepstakes," THIS IS A SCAM!!!
Bree
 Jul 20th, 2007
I just got a call from this number too - name unknown. I didn't answer, and no message was left. On a Google search I found this:
Phonebook results for 813-885-7057

Lourdes Diaz (813) 885-7057 Tampa, FL 33601
Sergio Diaz (813) 885-7057 Tampa, FL 33601
JT
 Jun 25th, 2007
they called and left a garbled voicemail...since I am on a prepaid calling plan it cost me $1.25, I will try to block the number.
jim
 Jun 25th, 2007
they called and left a garbled message...since I am on a prepaid calling plan it cost me $1.20, I will try to block their number.
jim
 Jun 25th, 2007
i called on my cell phone they new my name said we are calling from Tampa floride said how are you doing I said ok and they hung up. May be scam ?Reported to my cell phone company. Callled the number back and said message is full. I looked up on reverse directory verified was from Tampa Florida but didn't give me a name or business name. checked on better business bureau by phone number no record found hhmm??
ai
 Jun 23rd, 2007
i never answer it, but they keep calling. i thought it might have been someone i know, but they dont leave messages
brie
 Jun 22nd, 2007
yea luckily my new cellphone has a block number feature; now i keep getting calls from an unlisted #; they were trying to give me a bunch of magazines for free and tried to get my credit card # over the phone. SCAM maybe?
stan
 Jun 22nd, 2007
constant calls There sould be a law against these
r c greenwood
 Jun 22nd, 2007
I get a call from this number at least 3 times a week. Any time I pick it up, it's some mexican recording.
Moses
 Jun 20th, 2007

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