Same as many people - I didn't answer it but do have a Citibank card so I checked online and found that I had missed a payment. So probably legit unless it's a scammer with access to Citibank's customer records. Thanks, digital age.
Spouse received 4 calls in last two days from 816-420-1002. I called the customer service number on back of our only Citibank credit card, and was advised that is not a known number used by Citibank. There is no record in our file indicating anyone from Citibank tried to call either of us. We have always stayed current on this, and all credit cards, and currently have a credit balance. Definitely a scam.
I got a ton of these calls, and they seemed suspicious to me since the bot asked for my zip code. But I called Citi and I did, in fact, have a late account. I then asked them to confirm the specific number, and they confirmed it as their automated agent. So if you get calls from this number, and don't trust calling it back, I suggest you at least call Citi back or log in to your account.
California Jun 29th, 2017
Just got a call and voicemail from this number. After reading everyone's posts, I checked my account online and realized I do have late balance of like $40 that I forgot pay last month. Oops! Assuming they were calling for that reason. In this situation, seems to be legit!
Citi Bank scammer ...daily calls from this number and others. Will also call from a local exchange
Scam. I just called citi to confirm. I also find it funny that two of the posts on this page "legitimizing" this call were posted on the same day, March 23, while all the other correctly critical posts are spaced months apart. Can this website contact the feds to trace the writer of those posts?
California May 05th, 2017
I have accounts that have always been and are in good standing and called Citibank directly, they confirmed THIS NUMBER IS A SCAM ARTIST harassing you so they can steal your information and hack your accounts! REPORT IT TO CITI and DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION OR PASSWORDS!!!
Pennsylvania Apr 02nd, 2017
I legitimized this call last night. One of the few that ended up NOT A SCAM. This is Citibank Citicard's Collections Dept automated service. A bot calls you incessantly with a recorded message about a delinquency. If you have the patience to wait (after 15min wait) transfers you to a service affiliated with Citicard to settle past due balances. They in turn transfer you (after 5 min) to Citibank customer service to discuss resolution.
Strange that I should get these calls on the 4th of July seeing that it is a NATIONAL HOLIDAY the bank SHOULD be closed.
This is a scam!Dont believe everyone else on this post.I called the number and the robot says enter your bank account number or s.s.#.No bank ask that info!Dial 0# and it will give you a computer generated voice that's actually a real person typing!When we said that this is a scam and your using a voice typing machine they hung up on us!Definatly not citicards.
It is real. Had several calls from this number, caller ID showed CITI. I have a Citi Card, so rather than call back to 816-420-1002, I called the Customer Service number on back of my card. It turn out I had missed most recent payment, and digging through envelopes I found the payment I missed. I was 9 days overdue and asked if this would affect my credit. Customer Service said they report if 30 days or more overdue, so I if mailed in the payment it would arrive well before the 30 days. So in my case this was a good thing.
This is a legit call from CITICARD. Don't ignore if you have an account with them.
I didn't know who this was, so I didn't pick up, got a couple calls durring work hours. I searched the forms, sounded like a scam. But when I reviewed my credit card information online, I saw that I missed a payment. As far as I can tell, this is legitimate. But if you ever question a call, don't give them any information and tell them you will call them back on the number listed on the back of your credit card.
I am on the federal DO NOT CALL LIST. CEASE AND DESIST.
Marc Perry Dec 24th, 2012
I called Citicard and they confirmed this is not them and if they ever contacted me directly, the number would show either (866) or (800). THIS IS DEFINITELY A SCAM! DON'T FALL FOR IT!
dont have a citi card they call 3 times in 6 hrs, didnt left a message
Deal with citibank only,no one else. the tele # on the back of your card. The more they call the less people pay and will not pick up the phone.
Not a scam. Citibank collections calling on a past due account.
It's a scam, I don't have a CittiCards/ATT card.
Got a call from this number this morning, no message left. Called it back and it was CittiCards/ATT.
Someone in my house DOES have a Citibank card! I did not enter any info but waited for a rep to answer. They only asked for the number called and for my name and address (what can they do with that if it is a phishing scam? You can get that info anywhere). they did not ask for my SS number or CC number, just said that it was a courtesy call because the last payment due on the card was not received. I told them I would pay it online as soon as I got home, the person thanked me and we hung up. When I got home, I looked up the account and yes, somehow the last payment had been missed. I made the payment, all done. NOT a scam!!
i have been receiving these calls for the past week i would hang up but today i finished listening to the recording
they say it is to collect a debt i have no credit cards affiliated with citicards this is a scam it wanted me to verify my name and what zip code unfortunately i did confirm my name god knows what they will do with that little bit of information. i know this to be a scam and fraud going on here.
It is Citicards. We are filing for bankruptcy and they are hounding us relentlessly. They call at all hours of the day or night. Sometimes they leave a message and today I finally asked our lawyer and he said just block the number. So, I have blocked it until they decide to use another number to call and I will block that one also. I have paid and paid and paid on this account for years. They wouldn't reduce the interest rate so we could get it paid off. I was NEVER late, always paid more than the minimum payment, but still they kept the rate high. I know we have paid off at least 4 times what we owed them.
They called, and when I called back, they ask for your credit card number. Automated.
I recieve at least 10 call a day and i dont have a citi card nor di i want one im 84 yrs old and wouldnt use one if i had it how do i get these peopleto stop calling
Ruth Nichols Jun 29th, 2010
It is Citicards. No phising. No scam. You are deliquent. They need apayment. That's what it is and nothing else.
It is definately citicards. I callled the 800 number on the back of my card and inquired about something else, and once that was taken care of I asked the Rep to check to see if this number, 816-420-1002, was a call from them. He did, it was. I suspect it is to try to offer either a balance transfer (lots of those have come in snail mail lately), or to enroll in the protection program.
i have been awakened weeks in a row to the same message looking for someone who isn't me, I ahve waited to speak with someone 4 times and had them assure me I am not on their list anymore only to receive more calls a few weeks later..Blocked the number eventally
Done by computer. Said I owed a debt of $72 and were collecting a debt. Asked for my bank number to take it out of my bank account. I am not delinquent on any debts.
Lynda Schroeder Mar 30th, 2010
I'm sure it is Citicards. I have two cards with them, both in good standing, and up-to-date. They want me to sign up for some program or another, and I just don't want to deal with their sales pitch... So lame.
Sigh...bummed Mar 26th, 2010
Citi banks is behind the number. If you have a business relationship, the do not call list doesn't apply. You must call the business directly and be removed from their database. Of course, if you are delinquent, not much chance of that happening as they are allowed to call to collect on debt.
Pepe LePew Jan 28th, 2010
I have received several calls from them today and have not answered. I saw that some people on this site are saying it's because they have past due accounts, so I immediately logged on to my account and I am not past due on my bill at all. Either this is a scam or they've got the wrong number.
No kidding! Just today, I got 3x the call from this stupid #.
Still receiving calls from this number, even though I signed up for the DO NOT CALL list. How can they be stopped?
They've called multiple times over the past few days. There is one card I have that the bank screwed up and screwed me. I'm still making minimum payments on the bill though so there is still no legit reason to be calling. I love having a VOIP phone because any annoying calls like this, after a few times, I just reroute their call back to their own number. How annoying that must be to them (or "confusing" to a robot dialer)
Kieran Lavin Jan 02nd, 2010
8:15am is too early to be calling, Citicards. They have called without leaving a message at least 6 times over the past 2-3 days, calls starting before 9am - not acceptable. Harassment.
Pissed Off Dec 28th, 2009
Found out Citi bought the Key Cards. Been harassing me with calls so going to just pay the card off and not do business with Citi. They win.
This IS CitiBank Credit Cards. I hardly ever in my lifetime have had a late payment. I had a late payment this last month and they are going crazy over it. This number is the number they called me on. It is legit.
I was being buggi=d by citi something else byut this one stareted. I had to do the *57 call trace to get the first number to stop.
2nd number Nov 09th, 2009
unknown called cell phone left no message
REMEMBER THE NUMBER 420 MEANS FRAUD STEALING CHEATING AND OTHER BAD THINGS IN THE EAST INDIAN LANGUAGE IF YOU MEET PEOPLE AND YOU SEE 420 ASSOCIATED WITH THEM STAY CLEAR NO MATTER
HOW INNOCENT THEY LOOK SAME GOES FOR BUSINESS AND EVERY THING ELSE
AGAIN! Woke me up and then hung up on me!
They are still calling, even after I signed up for the DO NOT CALL list. Guess I'll have to change my phone number, this is getting ridiculous...
(816) 420-1002 CITICORP CREDIT HARASSMENT CALLS- NON STOP!
Automated robot dailer, no live person at the other end.....
update: I called Citicard, and they (2 different departments) told me that this number was not them calling. I have no changed my phone number.
I received a call from them, and answered. It was a security call from Citicard. The recorded message was for someone else. I was given the option to tell them the person was not me. (I didn't give them any other info, though I did confirm the number they called). I did not talk to people from India, as far as I could tell...
Then they called again, and I didn't answer. (no message left)
I must have received at least 30 calls in ten days from this number. I answered it once in the beginning. It was an automated call from Citi Card with a request for me to get in touch with them concerning my account. The message also said my real name and asked that I enter a code number which; of course, I did not. Thinking on the matter, I realized that I hadn't made a payment on my last statement which put me in delinquent status. Between back surgery and a painful recovery, I completely forgot to pay my bill. Since making a payment; just this past Friday, I'm still getting bombed with calls from this number. I suspect they'll stop as soon as my payment posts. If any of you are late paying your Citi Card, I suggest you make a payment or you will continue to receive those automated messages. They're relentless! They're Bots, and they don't care if they're annoying you.
I DO NOT have an outstanding account with Citi Cards, and they called. It may be about services they offer; but if it's about accounts its a scam
Got calls from this number four times today but I screened calls so didn't pick up. They also had the nerve to make the first call at 7 am! I was so annoyed that whoever it was kept calling that I eventually I did a *69 and found out the number that was making the calls. From some comments here I see some people saying it is Citibank and then other comments that its a scam. Call blocking sounds like a good idea! The sounds on the answering machine were muffled music and voices and then hang-up.
after calling back...it is citicard but they call from India...
suck. hate it....can they stop calling people around. so annoying...if late fee, then just send the email then. i really hate citi card customer service
This number IS from Citibank credit cards. I just received it so I called Citibank directly and it is valid - not a scam. This number calls you if you have an outstanding balance due to bring you current. I was only $4 overdue so they called me anyway to straigten it out.
Some post on here seem to think if an automated message asks you to enter your information that its legit. That does not mean that its legit, most likely they are trying to obtain your information. Always call the Card Company directly.
I have received 7 calls in the past 24 hours. The first three voicemails I checked contained two chimes then a click. I just hit ignore now. This must be a scammer.
FAKE FAKE FAKE I AM NEVER LATE, EVER report them to the FTC!!!!
C'mon guys! It's not CitiCards or At&T. Just the usual attempt to steal your identity.
Don't answer the # you don't recognize! It has nothing to do with your bills overdue
or whatever. Stop being an easy target!!!
Got called by this number twice today in two hours. Did not leave a message either time. 03/17/2008
(continued) I called the collections department and told them that I had made a payment arrangement, yet the robot continues to call me, and mentioned the FDCPA. They stated that they can continue to call as long as the account is past due regardless of whether an arrangement has been made. Perhaps I'll sue them and see who's right.
in march of 2008 this number is an automated collection robot from citibank credit cards. In my opinion it's in violation of The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act 15 USC 1692d(5) (Federal Law) which forbids repeatedly causing the phone to ring for the purpose of harrassment. I had made a payment arrangment with Citi stating that I would bring my account current on or before March 15. They accepted that arrangement, yet the robot continued to call 3 or 4 times per day. The robot will not say anything until the answerer says something first. It is not possible to get a human being, yet the robot continues to harrass and will not hang up until it gets a payment. If you hang up on it, it will call back in a few hours. It called on my cell phone, and left voice mail.
I've gotten calls from 816-420-1169
. I've read about a half a page of what everyone else here has written and I called Citibank too, the number on the back of the card. The first guy I talked to was completely oblivious to what I was talking about. He, of course, said Citibank had no connection to those phone numbers, but that didn't help me at all. I went ahead and called again (I happen to have 2 cards... idiotic move, but they were my first credit cards, student cards). The second person I talked to was a young woman who knew what to do about it. She forwarded in the info to the Fraud Department and said I'd get a call back in about 24 hours. I'd agree with everyone else; it's a phishing scam. It only makes sense. Yeah, my payments have been late recently, but only because I'd just gotten laid off by the worst managed company ever. Other than that... for 2 years I've never gotten harassing phone calls like that. Who the heck would answer a call at 7 in the morning anyway from someone they don't know and it's not local? I saved the # in my phone book and set it to "NO RING" just like someone else on here did, good idea. Something for those who happen to have this feature on their cell, you can switch you volume to "ALARM ONLY" so if you use your cell as your alarm clock, that's all you'll ever hear in the morning, your alarm. This doesn't work so well for people who use their cell for emergency purposes... unfortunately. Might have to change my cell # after all this. Jeez.
TheJenellen02 Mar 06th, 2008
Suspicious call from Citicard. Wouldnt stop asking for a payment, even a partial payment, just a little payment with my check/debit card. When pressed about his background info, account number, address, etc. he hung up.
Have received at least 40 calls from this number. I do not answer if I don't know the number and not once did they leave as message as to why they were calling.
St. Pierre Mar 03rd, 2008
The number is Las Palmas Apartments in Las Vegas. You can leave a review of their complex at the following site: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/NV-Las-Vegas-Las-Palmas-Apartment-Homes.html
Maybe a few hundred negative reviews will suggest to them that placing annoying calls might not be in their best interest.
Don Muerte Feb 15th, 2008
I said "Hello" as I answered, got a message about my "associated bank card" and how I should press 1 to continue in English (or 2 in Spanish, but that part was said in Spanish). Pressed 1, got disconnected.
Steven Kaye Feb 11th, 2008
thes people called and verbal threatme...either they are from other side of the world or retarded.
too bad they are not in houston ..
I must get 30 calls a day from this number, they call and call but no one is there when you answer it. I am so tired of them calling, what can I do?
I thought for sure it was suspicious even though the prompts sounded legit, but there was no professionalism from the person I spoke with- sounded like a used car salesman. I called the # on the back of my Citi Card after reading the comments below, the rep said that they do have "collectors" that call out of this area code, and that the information it sounded like they knew of my transaction history and bill amount could only be known by Citi... I'm 96% sure its legit now, and probably just a bill collector bc I too had a payment due about 10 days ago.
Keep us updated on if you find something out other than what I'm reporting, b/c it fired me up when I thoguht it might be scammers.
It is Citibank Credit cards. They called me today and I answered and it was due to me missing a payment. They were giving the option to pay by phone with no fee.
No message was left but when calling them back, this is CitiCards/Visa/MasterCard contacting you about some irregularity, including late payment issues. This could include Sears cards (the CitiCards manages.)
Recommend that if you don't have any cards, then some new card user either entered the wrong contact number in error or they entered in a bogus number that happens to be you. When callees don't answer, the citicard system dials your number from a different number, including different area code. Ultimately, yer gonna want to call them back to get to the bottom of this. If you do have a citibank credit card, not calling back will damage your credit rating because these boyz don't call to sell you anything. Waiting for your statement to arrive will only make it harder to resolve the problem.
primemover Jan 25th, 2008
This is related to citicards for sure. Citicorp Credit shows in the callerID. I have a card, yet no issues, no debts, no transaction disputes. This number calls 5-10 times a day. I especially don't like when some of the calls only have two rings, while others have had up to 20.
Phone rang this morning and I didn't make it to the phone by the 4th ring - got a busy signal. Called the number back and asked if this was Citicorp Credit and was told it wasn't.
it is citi bank card pay your bill!!
They call me at the most inopportune times. Once at 3am another time at 10pm. I think they've worked the whole clock. I paid my Credit Card Bills but still these people keep bothering. I just won't answer and I'll wait till they get tired or get another profession. Thanks for the form, it reassures me.
This actually was a legitimate call from my credit card company (ATT Universal Card). I called the number on the back of the card, and he confirmed that they had tried to contact me twice. The agent acknowledged that the call probably sounded 'scammy', and said that lots of customers were suspicious about some of their calls.
I got at least 3 times from this caller ID...today
Yes, it is Citi. I had a past due account and that's why they called... I never actually answered though so I don't know if they would actually speak when I answer.
I started getting the calls - many of them - when I/my phone was in Italy roaming!!! At $2 a call every time it rang. Plus w/ the time change, it would ring half the night;( I never answered. Hate them!
they've called me at 7 in the morning, and 12 in the afternoon..so far i have yet to answer. I dont plan on it either. Time to sign up to the dont call list.
ticked off Nov 27th, 2007
calls constantly - leaves no message
from Citi Group.. forgot to make last months payment.. so they're just tryin to get their money..
These people are claiming to be calling from Citibank, according to the automated message left on our voice mail. I'm pissed. No one wakes me up at 8am on a Saturday unless someone's dead or dying!
kamylienne Oct 27th, 2007
Calls incessantly. When I answer, it tells me to wait for an important call. If I do wait, it just disconnects. I know it is from Citibank because it says so if I call the number back.
Rich Michigan Oct 24th, 2007
This is Citibank/Citicards. 2 reasons why you may be getting calls from this #:
1. They want to sign you up/you've been "pre-approved" for a card.
2. Like KH said:
"This is the Citi Cards automated line, it is just like telemarketing. It is the phone number that calls you to let you know you need to pay your credit card bill. If you call the number back it directs you to the automated payment system."
I have a late payment on a card and they will call you incessantly until you pay it up (times per day varies). Of course I just ignore the call (because I'll pay it as is) :)
This number sucks! They have called 7 times today beginning at 5:18am and it is only 4:26pm and this has gone on for over a week. They claim to be Citicards and ask for my account number. Completely sketchy, but more annoying than anything else. They will never get any information from me.
816-420-1002 // This # calls me 2-3 times a day. I haven't answered it. Today, I called it back and got the message "Thank you for calling CITI CARDS". So it is for Citibank, credits cards, in which I am a card member.
I keep reading and hearing about this problem, but I still have NOT heard what are all of you doing about it. Have you guys contacted your phone provider, what aboutthe police? Have you all filed a report for the police to look to find whose number is this and what are they gonna do to shut it down? Maybe there needs to be something additional done like escalate it to the higher authority. Bottom line is we all know about this number and have no idea who they are and how to make them stop. BUT we are not stupid. Therefore, we need to join and fight this. No not by cursing at them. That gets nowhere, but by action and ending this joke for once and for all!
I'm not sure who it is, but I'm guessing that it is a collections company. I've been getting calls from them as well.
This is Citibank calling all of you-- They administer the following cards: Choice Visa, At & T, Sears, Associated Bank, Shell, Goodyear, Radio Shack, Zale's, Home Depot, Phillips, Rooms to Go, Childrens Place, BP, Quicken, Verizon. If you have any of these cards or do business with them, you are at risk of getting these calls even if you are 48hrs or less late on you credit card payments to them, They will call your cell phone and home phone if they have it and start at 8:00am til 9:00pm. Use call blocking provided by your phone services. IF you do not have this, it would be wise to get it.
This is gettng annoying. My cp keeps ringing at work and I don't take calls at work unless it's an emergency
I'd like to know why if there are so many complaints about these people calling, why isn't someone doing something? I've read in the comments that alot of us are on the DNC list, so aren't they breaking the law? Isn't it considered harrassment if they are calling 3 & 4 times a day, every day? Who do we need to start harassing to get these people to stop calling us??!!
Today I received 5 calls from this number - I don't ever intend to answer the call. I also just got dinged with a charge from NY from my checking account yesterday. Related?
The number is Citicard credit cards. They told me that they are only allowed to call 3 times a day and if they leave a message there is some legal mumbo-jumbo that says they cannot call back.
Had six so far today, computer generated, leaving message to call with a given security code. Would like to be able to have me removed from their call list.
Been getting 4-5 calls a day sometimes for the past 2 weeks. I cannot get number blocked. It leaves a message sometimes telling me to call some 800 number, and to tell them a code. It asks for the wrong guy. I will file a police report. It seems to be fraud. I never call them back or will. It's such a waste of my time. I will change my number now.
POed in CA Aug 09th, 2007
I've been solicited for the past week and a half by thi number on my cell phone. I'm going to file a police report on them tomorrow. I get 5 calls a day or so, sometimes a voice message telling me what number to call back, and some kind of special code. I will never call them back.
Ive been contacted 2 times on my cell phone from this number - no message was left.
R Marshall Aug 02nd, 2007
Citibank - payment collection or marketing