It is a credit card scam to get you to release your credit card numbers. I pressed "1" and when the guy answered he tried to solicit my numbers. I told him he sounded sexy and if he wasn't too far away, may be we could hook up for a little hanky, panky, spanky. Found it amusing, at least.
I have received phone calls from the number on at least 4 occasions. At first it is a message saying, "Do not be alarmed, this is your last chance to lower interest rates on your accounts." Then I press "1" to speak to an operator and once someone is on the line I ask the name of the company. They respond that they work with Visa, Mastercard, etc, to lower interest rates. When I ask to be removed from the list, they hang up on me.
Handicapped hard to get to telephone and they hang a when answereup when you answer
Sons of bitches, if I find out who the **** is doing this , I'll break their f****** legs, and beleive me , I can do it!
I don't give a sh*t who or what the hell they are , I'll break the son - of - a -bitch.
Also asked where they got my number from and the individual said "out of your ass" and they hung up........dumb fucks hiding behind a phone
I received a call in N.O.LA from TORO BRAVO LLC on 11/06/08. I could not understand the person on the other end and hung up. I hope they don't have our credit card numbers? Seems very strange!
I am on do not call registry too...filled a complaint with them. i guess, if enough people filed a complaint, something may be done to get these low life out of jobs.
Called and I was on the other line and did not answer. They did not leave a message.
i got the call, and asked what company was this( acting as if i was interested) the guy said "a company you need to report" and hung up im getting sick and tired of these idiots,im about to get a tracer to trace these calls, and actually start spamming them, i can tell you this, the numbers are all chained to home phones in the florida area, they use an umbrella phone number that is not connected at all to any thing, its a one way call...
Got a call from this number...they did not leave a message. Caller ID read Natl park srvc
They said today was the last day to refinance loan.
Lee Thompson Nov 12th, 2008
Name and number on caller ID. I wasn't home. My phone is on the Do Not Call list. It appears they don't pay attention to that.
recorded message offered "reduced rates, press 1 for account manager", then it was a sales offer. I told them they were not supposed to be calling private numbers, and to never ever ever call back and I hung up.
I don't know who this call is from, but it's obviously not an up-front sort of call. The call begins "Don't be alarmed- this is your last chance for a lower interest rate on your account". I don't have an account with this company; I've never even heard of it. Phishing scam, perhaps? There have been a couple of calls from this company to my home phone prior to this one, but no one was home and no message was left. I'm off today, and just happened to be here, but when the computer voice ended its message, the line went dead. There's got to be a way to stop these people. What ever happened to the "Do Not Call" list?
Just called a call from this number a few minutes ago but I was on another call. Glad didn't pick up! There must be a way for this fake company to pay fines for violating the Do Not Call listing!
Phone rang until answerer picked up - only part of message that was left said, "offer expires today." Caller ID display said Toro Bravo LLC. When I called the number back, got the 3 tones followed by the recorded message "The number you are calling has been disconnected or is no longer in service". Might be a fake message from their answering machine. I hope I'm not getting billed for some high-priced long distance call.
Repeated calls...Finally, I answered and listened to their spiel. I pressed "1" to speak with a live caller. She asked if I had responded to the recording. I answered: "yes". I then asked: "Who are you and why are you calling?". The familiar "clunk and dial tone" followed. I suggest that you file a report at www.donotcall.gov and include the number and name: 850.916.3033 and Toro Bravo LLC. If I could only reach through the phone and....
The first words off the recording were "Don't be Alarmed! This is your last change to lower interest rates on your accounts." I pressed 1 because I am sick of these calls. Ashley said the name of the Company is 'Account Services' (sure it is!) She wanted my phone # to remove me from the list. I told her they called ME. She said no we didn't, we don't dial everyone's phone #. I am on the no call list. We don't do biz with 'Account Services'. What is the point of the No Call List??? I don't have caller ID, but I did *69 to get their phone #.
i got a call this morning while i was busy doing paperwork i could not stop in the middle of. When i checked the number, this is what came up. i called it, and received a message that i called a number that is no longer in service or was disconnected.
Ron Schwarzmer Nov 10th, 2008
This company will not stop calling even though I spoke to a live person and requested that they stop calling me (they immediately hung up). Another time I listened to the entire message and was given the opportunity to have my number deleted from their call list (which I did). That seemed to trigger even more calls even though the recording said I would not be contacted any more. SCAMMERS!!!
they called me today...using the toro brava LLC. I didn't pick it up and they left no message but they have been calling the last couple of months using mostly blocking there # but using this is you last chance to lower your credit card rate. this call was recieved at 1:58pm sat 11/08
Something about my car warranty, which I don't have. I picked it up from my messages, so there was no way to respond to them as they left no number. Been going on for months; I only get the calls as messages left.
Caller ID identified "Tora Bravo LLC" same as all other postings, called the number back and recorder stated I had reached a number that had been disconnected!
After doing some research, I see that this is the same spam telemarketers that have been calling me for a couple of months. They have apparently stolen Toro Bravo's caller ID. The real company is Leverage Connections Inc, 775 Warner Ln, Orlando, FL 32803, ph: 407-228-4148
, owner: Christopher Rubini. I have reported them to donotcall.gov, and I encourage you to do so as well if you're on the do not call list.
I push 1 when they call and blow my horn in their ears, sure makes me feel better!
No message left, when I called the number back the women said it was a mistake, her phone isn't working correctly.
WE ARE ON THE NO CALL LIST, IN THE BEGINNING THEY CALLED REGARDING A VIN WARRANTY THAT WAS ABOUT TO EXPIRE. FIRST THEY NEEDED MY PLATE AND VIN, I TOLD THEM IF THEY KNEW WHAT I OWNED AND HAD ANY SUCH INFORMATION THEY WOULD HAVE THAT AS WELL, REPEAT IT TO ME...THEY HUNG UP. SINCE THEN AM STILL GETTING CALLS FROM THESE FOLKS ONLY NOT LEAVING MESSAGES, ONLY HANG UP CALLS. DOES THIS NO CALL LIST WORK FOR ANYBODY??????
HALFPINT18 Nov 07th, 2008
called no message. they are calling numbers on the do not call list
Contact the FTC about this company at 877-382-4357
. I just called the FTC, and they said the more people that call, the more likely is that the FTC will take action. Be sure to have as much information as possible, the number, the date/time of your call, etc.
I am on the National (and Texas) DO NOT CALL LISTS . . SO DO NOT CALL !!!
If you have legitimate business with me, leave a message. . .but you don't . . so don't.
When I called the number back, I got a recording saying "This number has been disconnected or is no longer in service."
I was drawn to "Virginia"'s posting which reads:
"I received a call @ 3:30PM. The said "Don't be alarmed". I listened to the recording and pressed 1 to speak to someone. I got a live person. When I asked his name, he said "Bob". Then I ask him for his phone number. He gave me this # 1-888-277-0446
. I then asked what the company name was, he said "Account Services". He said he was assigned to help people who couldn't afford to pay their credit card bills. I asked "Bob" card company he worked for. He said he works for hundreds of banks that give out credit cards. I then asked "Bob" which bank he worked for pertaining to my card. He couldn't answer. I told him "If you can't give me the name of the bank, then this is a scam, pal". He hung up on me." SINCE: Yesterday, I phoned a number given on my new BANK OF AMERICA MC credit card to activate the card. After following menu directives, I was connected to a man named "Bob" who answered by saying "Account Services". He asked me for either my social security number or my Account number. After giving that, he said someone else's name was on the card and I should give that address or mine,etc...Anyway, finally he said, It looks like the card is already activated. Then, today I got this call. Is Bank of American with Toro Bravo LLC or selling our info to them?
I was finally home when this automated menace called. Pressed 1, waited over a minute. A rep answered "Account services". I asked what company they're with, "Account Services, we lower interest rates on Visa, Mastercard.." I asked them to stop calling my number, and the response was "I'll put your number through" and they immediately disconnected. I don't even know what that means. I'm going to make a complaint with Do Not Call list, I don't do business with "Account Services".
Lower Interest Rate On My Account???
Loretta - please tell us if the whistle gets you off the list! (or - yikes! - increases how often they call??!!)
I am on DNC list. I do not know how they got my #. They are reported.
When I pressed 1 repeatedly asked "michelle" what company she represented. She finally called me a bitch and hung up.. rofl! Now I think I"m gettng prank calls from her from a number listed in New York..
They called twice this week. First time said they wanted to lower my interest rate. I knew it was a scam, so next time I was ready when it showed up on caller ID. So I took my whistle and blew my heart out, maybe no more calls. Will let you know if it worked.
left no message.online it says its a resturant in florida.
jim johnson Oct 31st, 2008
We just received a call from this number and the caller ID said it was from Toro Bravo. The only thing the message said was if you don't want to receive anymore calls from us and then they hung up
I answered the phone when this company called me and was told that they could lower my credit card interest rates. When I asked which credit card company they were calling from, they told me they're from all the major companies. I started to tell them that I would rather contact my credit card companies directly, and the guy hung up on me. So rude. I think it's a scam.
Thank you Rick up above for your info. I wondered how come when I called this number back I got an "out of service" message. I am going to use your link to file a complaint. I get these same people calling me from 850-916-3033
and "out of area" and "private caller" too. I am ANNOYED at these continual phone calls. I cannot get them to stop calling.
This Toro Bravo 850 company has called MANY times over the past month. They also call from 904-398-4657
. I have pressed 2 to be taken off the list --which doesn't work -- and also pressed 1 and spoken to people 4 times. The first time the girl told me she'd take me off their call list for $5 (??!!!). The other times I was hung up on after asking for the company name or playing along and being told I didn't qualify for their help because I said I had less than $3,000 in credit card debt. I actually have no debt, but was trying to get a company name. This is really annoying. Am on "do not call" registry. I called my phone company and they said they couldn't help. May try to report to FCC. ? How can we get this to stop?
called and said last chance to change interest rate. keep getting these stupid calls, with different caller id's. called the number back and it was disconnected.
This number has called several times leaving no message.
was not Home did not leave message
I always gotta investigate everything LOL!!! This poor company is getting a bad rap b/c they are not the one's calling... they are a small family operated restaurant. Check out the info i found on their company - http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_j87g36 - Halfway down the page you'll see the info specificlly on these calls under "User Contributed Information on Toro Bravo LLC"
Kimberly...... Oct 29th, 2008
Picked up, heard silence, so I hung up. Caller ID said NATL PARK SRVC.
got the "do not be alarmed!" spiel. Didn't press an option and it hung up after 30 seconds or so. Also on the DNC list.
Don't be alert, lower interest rate, on donotcall list too.
Called, I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message.
they just called me and hung up when i said i was on the do not call list - when you try and call this back the number does not go through but if you elect to get transferred to them a cust service rep answers, you have to get his direct number first then report them. i have called on them before.
A female voice said this was our last chance to lower interest rates on our accounts. I hung up immediately because we had received same call before. We are on the no-call list! We do not plan to call their number but we hope they can be identified and stopped.
This number was on my caller ID. They didn't leave a message. I put Toro Bravo llc into a search engine and this page came up. I wondered who this Toro was.
Call received at 11:30am and was not answered as I had read that it was a scam. Answering machine picked up call but no message left by Toro Bravo.
It was an automated recording "Last chance to lower interest rates on your accounts". I pushed 2 to take me off of the list and hung up, not that it does any good. Shouldn't it be against the law or something to masquerade as the National Park Service? Not that these companies care about the law...
For what this is worth.
I've received several calls over the past several months from this number with no messages being left. I usually screen/ignore all calls from 800,888 or 850 numbers but a couple of weeks ago I stayed on the line afer hearing their recorded pitch "...this is your last chance to lower your credit card interest rates" to find out who they were.
I was told they were calling to offer me lower interst rates on my credit cards. I asked if they were connected with any of my credit card companies, they weren't. I also asked if I'd be required to give personal information over the phone. He may have misunderstood my question, but I was told I would. When I said I wouldn't be willing to give out personal information to someone cold calling me since it could obviously be a scam, he offered to let me speak to his manager, to which I explained that if he were scamming me wouldn't his manager be in on it?
I requested to be taken off their phone list, which they should have, by law immediately complied with, but I just received another call from them, and stayed on the line to request to be taken off their list one more time. When I started to explain that I already made this request a few weeks ago, I was hung up on.
E Coppernoll Oct 23rd, 2008
They called my business phone number and I looked them up here to see what business they are in as they didn't sound like one of our perspective or current clients. Glad I checked here first, because I won't be calling them back, thanks for this website!
I am also on the "Do not call list". Why doesn't the State of Florida Attorney Office or the FCC not do something about this company that violates the registry?
Paul Schulz Oct 23rd, 2008
I received a call from these characters today. Exact same comment as everybody else. They are trying to lower my interest rates on who knows what. Who do we need to call to stop these turkeys? I am going to invest in "call blocking equipment".
They have been calling both my phone lines for about a month, nearly every day. I've done everything to try to get them to stop, including reporting them to the Do Not Call List. I talked to somenoe at the FTC today who said they are scammers and not to answer the phone. She said they are not a legitimate company so they will not follow the do not call list. She said they can make it look like their calls are coming from another phone number, which they are apparently doing to poor Toro Bravo LLC.
We just got the Toro Bravo LLC call here today. I didn't answer as the caller ID looked fishy to me. They simply hung up.
I received a call from this number but didn't pick it up. They didn't leave a message so thought I would look it up. I found this link and scroll down to the BLUE BOX: http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_j87g36 It will explain that someone is using their name to try and get personal information from you to do fraud. DO NOT give it out!!!!
Called with same script that others report. When I pressed "1" to speak to someone, it disconnected. Brilliant business model!
I have received a call from these idiots a bunch of times, but when I ask them to remove me from their list, all they do is HANG UP.
I'm thinking that next time I'm going to play along with it and see if I can get a phone number, address or anything from them and I'll post it here. If so, I think it would be a great turnabout if everybody called THEM!
worth a try: Mutual Consolidated Programs www.mcsprograms.com Callback 1-800-943-3250
ext 786; and callback 1-877-701-9090
ext 116; 1-800-627-9325
. Request DNC for all associated/connected/affiliated companies. www.mcsprograms.com https://mcsprograms.com/contact.html can do onsite request, use their information to fill in blanks, then for email address for more effect use
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Recording asking if we would like to reduce interest rates. When reached a person, she said company was Account Services and represented Visa and Mastercard. Hung up when i said we were on Do Not Call.
I am on the NO CALL list.....so why are these people calling me? Will be reported if it continues.
That's a good question, I have tried with them and they said that number is not even registered to ANYBODY! Is not a working number therefore, there is nothing they can do. How they manage to use my company name on the caller ID- no idea, they also use account services and the national park, which is a you guessed a national park- water & trees. If anyone has any suggestion to get the lowlifes begin this let me know. Just know that the real TORO BRAVO IS A VICTIM TOO. Have a blessed day.
TORO BRAVO Oct 18th, 2008
As to why people get these calls even tho they're on "do not call" list---these low lifes use an auto dialer. For example: 123-4567, next click will automatically dial 123-4568. Add the area codes, and imagine how many combinations there are.
They offered to lower the interest rate on my current account.
I just got a recorded message that said something about "reduced interest rates."
concord ca Oct 16th, 2008
only saw the phone # on our phone, no name. they've called several times. i tried talking to someone, asking 'who are you?' and rec'd no answer, the woman just hung up when i asked.
Automated phone call to lower my interest rates. I pressed 1 to get to a live person and she said she was with "account services". I asked her what the company name was and she asked if I wanted my interest rates lowered. I asked her again for the name of the company and she hung up. I reported call to donotcall.gov.
I pressed 1 and spoke to an operator who said to press 2 the next time they call and I'll be taken off. I asked to be taken off now. She said "oh my God, just shit the hell up." I couldn't beleive what I was hearing. I explained that I am one the do not call list to which she said that doesn't apply to them. I asked what services I own that they were calling on behalf of and was again greeted with a list of curse words. I asked to speak with a manager and she said he didn't want to talk to me and to F off. I tried calling the number back and received the same 'out of service' message. Save yourself the aggrivation and just don't answer.
Caller ID -- Toro Bravo, LLC -- no message
Can't the phone company do something about this?
It said last chance to get loan and will expire today. It is a typical phishing. It is really boring
WHAT HELP IS "DO NOT CALL" REPORTING. I HAVE LITERALLY REPORTED A COLLECTION AGENCY FOR 3 1/2 YEARS THAT THE PERSON THEY ARE SEAKING PROBABLY HAD MY NUMBER 4 YEARS AGO. I HAVE CALLED FOR THEM TO REMOVE IT FROM PAY PHONES, OTHER NUMBERS, DIRECT FROM LAND LINE, DIRECT FROM 3 DIFFERENT CELL NUMBERS AND THEY HAVE NOT MISSED MANY DAYS FOR THE PAST 3 1/2 YEARS. I HAVE REPORTED IT TO DO NOT CALL COMPLAINTS NO LESS THAN 30 TIMES SO IS THERE A MINIMUM OF 5 YEARS, 10 YEARS, 1000 CALLS, OR TILL THEY CAUSE US A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. THIS IS ABSURD WHO CAN HELP? I HAVE ALSO PURCHASED A TELEZAPPER AND IT ONLY DELAYS CALLS FOR A FEW DAYS
theroyalgs Oct 09th, 2008
Caller ID said Gulf Breeze FL-850-916-3033. When answered got a female recording "Don't be alarmed. This is your final warning about credit card % rates and how we can lower them for you. " Received same ID but caller stated " Final warning. Your warranty is about to expire on your vehicle." I hung up ASAP. Have reported them to www.donotcall.gov with-in the last 6 weeks for repeat calls.
Guess will report them again.
I have receceived numerous calls from this company sometimes three to four times a day. I have asked them repeatedly not to call me again. I have no credit card debt. I think this is some sort of scam. They always hang up before I can ask for a supervisor or to tell them I am not interested. The person I managed to talk to today was named Jerry.
They are parasites and leeches and need to get a real job or better yet, go to jail.
Melissa Lynn Oct 09th, 2008
I received a call @ 3:30PM. The said "Don't be alarmed". I listened to the recording and pressed 1 to speak to someone. I got a live person. When I asked his name, he said "Bob". Then I ask him for his phone number. He gave me this # 1-888-277-0446
. I then asked what the company name was, he said "Account Services". He said he was assigned to help people who couldn't afford to pay their credit card bills. I asked "Bob" card company he worked for. He said he works for hundreds of banks that give out credit cards. I then asked "Bob" which bank he worked for pertaining to my card. He couldn't answer. I told him "If you can't give me the name of the bank, then this is a scam, pal". He hung up on me.
I also am on the do not call" list. I did *69 and the phone number was 1-850-916-3033.
I wonder if the best way to stop this moron would be to give him wrong information such as a 30 digit credit card #.
Hi hate scammers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Called me, I pressed 1, asked them to take me off their list, to what she replied "... go run your 7eleven and Dunkin Donuts and by the way Get the hell out of my country, you f*** foreighner." YUP!!! I'm still recovering :)
Hello, this is Toro Bravo's owner in fact we are a small family owned restaurant, someone is misrepresenting themselves by using our name to appear on caller ID's. I don't know how they are doing this but it has created a great neuseance for my business and as I see for all of you. I have contacted the authorities but have had no success in making it stop. I apologize, but as you see we are just another victim of people who obviously know nothing about making a decent way of living. If any of you have information that can be helpful please post it here. I'll appreciate it. Please do not give out your personal information TORO BRAVO LLC DOES NOT NEEDED OR WANT IT.
TORO BRAVO LLC Oct 07th, 2008
CALL CAME AT 2:50 OCT. 6 2008; I WAS NOT AT HOME SO ALL I HEARD ON THE MESSAGE WAS 'LOWER INTEREST RATES."
THE CALLER ID SAID TOTO BRAVO LLC WITH THE SAME PHONE NO.
Message says it is your last chance to lower interest rates and to speak to your account manager press one and then when you press one and ask to not be called, they hang up abruptly.
Caller left no message. Did not pick up phone,and will not after seeing these comments. Have been on Do Not Call List. Did I give contact approval via some other online business?
They hung up as soon as I said I am on the national no call list
I tried to call back and there is a "no longer in service
Hello, this is Toro Bravo's Owner. Toro Bravo Is a small family owned restaurant we ARE NOT calling you, someone is misrepresenting themselves they are using our name with this number 8509163033- this number is not registered to us! Please do not give out your information we do not need it and we do not want it. I'm sorry for your inconvinience, I have contacted every egency to make a report on this, however I have been unsuccessful in making it stop. The real Toro Bravo is a victim of this ordeal too, I repeat DO NOT give out your personal or any kind of information. If any of you have information that can be of help, please post it here. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
How do we report this to the Do Not Call list? We have no business with this company and have received several calls with no answer at the other end. VERY aggrevating!
I got one today. Hang up on machine. Caller Id says Gulf Breeze Fl and 850-916-3033
When is somebody going to enforce do-not-call lists? I've been on two for years (state & federal) and it's done me next to no good. I do no business with this cpmpany, yet they've called numerous times.
I didn't answer the call, didn't recognize company name.....the line stayed open for about 30 seconds, without a message being left. We are on the Fed don't call list!!
National Park Service showed up on the ID, but when I answered no one said anything.
Was not home to answer. They did not leave message