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Someone named "Mike" wanted to have a rep come by and go over creative merchant purchasing ideas. I let him know that I am not interested and that it would be a waste of my time since everything is perfectly setup here. Never agreed to anything except that I am not interested to meet anyone. We'll see if someone comes by at Tuesday at 11am like he was trying to push.
California
 Nov 08th, 2010
This girl wanted my company address info and said she was from Trans Tech and represented Mastercard Visa overcharges on merchant accounting.
 Jul 29th, 2010
Have recieved multiple calls from this number. They ask for owner. As soon as we say he doesn't live here they hang up or as soon as we start to say put us on 'DO NOT CALL' list they hang up before we can finish saying that. No name came up, was called from 972-428-5200 and called back and was able to speak to a real person! They said we'll be put on do not call list. Guess saying the state attorney general's office will be notified as well as better business works for them and actually gets somewhere for harassing calls.
Montana
 Apr 22nd, 2010
SOLOR ENERGY
Florida
 Mar 24th, 2010
I am on the DNC list as well. I finally answered because I wanted to tell them to stop calling. He said he was looking for the "owner" - I asked who was asking and what they wanted and he said he couldn't tell me if I wasn't the owner and started with an attitude. I got irritated and asked if this was a sales call because we are NOT supposed to get those and he said no it wasn't - he said he was from TransTech and wasn't supposed to talk to me so I said then we are done and hung up. What a pain in the rear! I will be making a formal complaint this afternoon.
Oregon
 Mar 24th, 2010
this guys wanted my company address info and said he was from Trans Tech and represented Mastercard Visa overcharges on merchant accounting. I got his name: Arthur McDowell and his phone number: 1-800-701-2831. I told him i would be calling my merchant account service provider (which i did and they have no idea who these people are). This First Am PMT calls EVERY DAY...ALL DAY. I filed a complaint with the ftc.gov registry. I suggest everyone do this.
Texas
 Jan 04th, 2010
Allied Data Corporation
13111 Westheimer
Fourth Floor
Houston, Texas 77077
Local Phone: 281-558-7176
Ext 608
Toll Free 800-275-7176
Ext 608
Fax: 281-293-0417
Virginia
 Oct 23rd, 2009
Use the script and you will not get any calls it has helped me after one business owner told me to use it.

Tell them this is sheriffs dept ,can we help you and tell them their cals are monitored and logged.If they continue call the FBI Or CIA and they will stop.Best of luck to everyone.
 Oct 06th, 2009
Got a call from this number when I picked up the person said is this Cornelius Lamb I said yes then she hung up. I called back immediately to see why she called and did not get an answer goes straight to there voice mail. Get this after that weird incident still get calls every day from same number.
Arizona
 Jul 17th, 2009
Calls every day ... won't give up. We have a device that lets us send selected numbers directly to voicemail ... and they never leave a message. So let them waste their time.
 May 04th, 2009
Said they were "TransTech Merchant" looking for the company "DCP." They call at least twice a day; I have not answered it again.
Georgia
 Apr 23rd, 2009
they are calling my cell and it wont let me call this number back.
Washington
 Mar 17th, 2009
I have the ability after 30 years in telecom to dial back with auto dial.
I built half of this nasty equipment myself.

It is based on disconnect and auto dial. Often two lines are needed to fuck them up.

The Sob calls And my machine calls back and continue to do so indefinatly

It looks for loop line disconnect and other Co variables based on battery and loop from the local Central office based on a land line copper.

I often take mesuraments with loop distances with a simpson meter and compare the results looking for half taps.

Now they want fios in your house? Harder to tap right now. Not really- but more expensive to do so.

Now we get to bug the whole town with fios.
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The auto dialer can be configured to auto conference.

This machine works with two lines.

A drop in 48 volts stars the dial back to the telemarketer. Automatically.
Massachusetts
 Feb 26th, 2009
Woman called to TELL ME someone was going to stop by my (home based) business at 2:30 tomorrow. I had to ask at least 8 times to get the name of the company, and why they wanted to come by. She finally said to help me with my cash flow!

She kept LOUDLY coughing in my ear, and snorting, blowing her nose, and making all kinds of rude noises.

I was tempted to let the asshole salesperson come by so I could cough all over him or her.

What a way to make an AWFUL impression.
Virginia
 Feb 20th, 2009
Keeps calling my business cell phone several times daily....VERY annoying.
Have filed a complaint with the Do Not Call guys - don't know if it'll get me anywhere...
 Feb 18th, 2009
Something needs to be done about this. I have filed complaints and nothing. This number continuously calls my home on a daily basis. I don't understand how this type of practice can even be legal. I don't want what they're selling and a lot of the time they don't even speak if you do answer. I ignore the calls most of the time but it's growing tiresome seeing as how they call up to TEN times a day. The weekends aren't even excluded. These people have NO shame.
North Carolina
 Feb 16th, 2009
Hangs up without any communication at all.
Alabama
 Jan 20th, 2009
Got a call from First Am Pmt 972-428-5266, demanding to talk to the owner (me). Then she kept wanting to go over the business address. I kept asking her who she was and what business she was calling from. She said a person representing Visa and MasterCard is going to be here tomorrow afternoon to go through overcharges from Visa and MasterCard. I got very suspicious considering tomorrow afternoon is Christmas Eve (I don't think a normal business would be setting appointments for Christmas Eve). Am thinking maybe she wants to see if no one will be here so she can rob our place. I told her it sounds like a scam and hung up on her. I'm thinking to call the police.
California
 Dec 23rd, 2008
This may not be practical for most of you, but we have a bill collector call my home all the time, and they are looking for someone else. But this number calls us too. We can not block long distant telemarketer calls, and I am on the Do Not Call List.So my solution was to make a recording on my telephone answering machine. And it says my number is disconnected. It sounds like the real thing, and I will run it for about 2 weeks, and all my family know about it, so after about 5 or 6 tries, they stop calling. The bill collector has not called back in over a week. If you want one of these recordings go to the following link, put your answering machine next to your speakers for your computer and record one for yourself. It's free.
http://www.payphone-directory.org/sounds.html
 Dec 01st, 2008
I must have 3-4 calls a week from this number - Caller ID shows Carrollton, TX. Calls are always during workdays between 8-5; suspect telemarketer - never leaves a message.
Florida
 Nov 22nd, 2008
Just enter a complaint with the Do NOt Call Registry...I just filed one on theis phone number today..they all my cell several times a day, for the past 2 months...IT's driving me crazy..i just don't answer the phone when I see it's a 972 exchange. hopefully the do not call registry will do something about it..If everyone filed a complaint maybe they would come down on this company.so please file a complaint on line..just go to the Do not call web...
 Nov 20th, 2008
This company keeps calling and asking for the owner, and hangs up.
Alabama
 Nov 10th, 2008
This company has called my home number - which is on the "blocked" list - 6 times in 2 days (mostly at meal times). I answered the call today to complain to the caller and I was laughed at.
California
 Nov 05th, 2008
file a complaint with the ftc. next time they call, let them know you have filed a complaint.

It worked for me
Florida
 Oct 29th, 2008
Companies like this need to be reported to the ftc. ftc(.)gov
This same company has contacted me at least 5 times between yesterday and today, so I went to the ftc website, and filed a claim.

They will be out of business soon.
Next time they call you let them know you have filed a complaint with the ftc! I guarantee they will stop calling you

Good luck
Laura
Florida
 Oct 29th, 2008
Companies like this need to be reported to the ftc. ftc.gov
This same company has contacted me at least 5 times between yesterday and today, so I went to the ftc website, and filed a claim.

They will be out of business soon.
Next time they call you let them know you have filed a complaint with the ftc! I guarantee they will stop calling you

Good luck
Laura
Florida
 Oct 29th, 2008
Companies like this need to be reported to the ftc. http://www.ftc.gov/
This same company has contacted me at least 5 times between yesterday and today, so I went to the ftc website, and filed a claim.

They will be out of business soon.
Next time they call you let them know you have filed a complaint with the ftc! I guarantee they will stop calling you

Good luck
Laura
Florida
 Oct 29th, 2008
Called several times today. Barely legible. Asked for owner of business, then hangs up.
Maryland
 Oct 27th, 2008
They have the name of my company, asked to speak to owner. I use my cell phone for business, so it made me suspicious. Said a representative would be in my area tomorrow and wanted to take a look at my credit card/check processing equipment to see if everything is okay with it. I told them if anyone showed up, not only would I not allow them near my credit card machine, I'd call authorities. (I don't have a credit card processing machine.)
 Oct 21st, 2008
called twice today 10.20.08, left no message, i called back twice and got disconnected.
Virginia
 Oct 20th, 2008
They call repeatedly. Several times a day. I always screen them and they never leave a message. Just keeps on calling.
California
 Oct 16th, 2008
Wanted to talk to owner/co-owner regarding interest rate on Visa Card. Just Hung up.
 Oct 15th, 2008
Called the 800 number listed below by 'shan' -thanks- 800-701-2831), pressed 0 a couple of times and reported that I was getting annoying calls from this company. Got connected to a "David" who took my number and said he would have it blocked. we'll see if that works or gets worse... more later...
New Jersey
 Sep 29th, 2008
Called and insisted on speaking with the owner/operator. Said someone would be in the area next week making sure I was not paying too much for Visa/Mastercard transactions. I asked them to removed me from their call list. They gave me 888-415-0004 as their home office number. I asked for the marketing department and got Leo (ext 6442)and left him a detailed message.
Virginia
 Sep 29th, 2008
They are a telemarketing company specializing in credit card acceptance.
Florida
 Sep 29th, 2008
I got this call a lot in the last 2 days. So when I answered she said her name was Nicole.
I was very nice to her and got her to say that they provide merchant services for companies.
So I said, "Oh OK, if you want to talk to the owner then please call his direct number."
Then I gave her the 888 number for the FCC and directed her to talk to Robert McDowell (commissioner)
That was very satisfying!!!!
Texas
 Sep 26th, 2008
This is First American Payment Systems..13612 Midway Rd..Dallas,TX 75244
972-726-0783..Jonathan A Hughes is VP Sales...call him and let him know how discusted you are w/these calls.
Florida
 Sep 26th, 2008
These calls are from First American Payments and TransTech (affiliated). Call them at 800-701-2831, press 3 and when an agent answers, hang up. (This will make you feel much better.) Finally, when you tire of the fun, ask for a supervisor. They will tell you one will call in 24 hrs. One called me in about an hour. He was very anxious to get my numbers and promised me they would take us off the list within 72 hrs. I told him I would expedite getting my numbers off because now every time I get a call from them I call back and waste some of their time. I'm in a one-person office and when I put a customer on hold and pick up another line only to find a computer hang up tone, I'm irate. I look forward to a more peaceful existence without 3-6 calls a day from these idiots.
Massachusetts
 Sep 24th, 2008
they keep calling me like 3x a day

1:08 pm PST

Riverside, CA
California
 Sep 22nd, 2008
THEY CALL SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. I TRIED TO CALL THEM BACK TO TELL THEM TO TAKE ME OFF THEIR CALL LIST AND THE PHONE DOESNT EVEN RING ON THEIR SIDE.
 Sep 22nd, 2008
they called three times in a row!
Texas
 Sep 19th, 2008
This calls appears to come from a "TransTech", which appears to be part of some credit card company. They lady that called me asked to speak to the owner, I then I told her I wanted to speak the her manager. When the manager came on the phone I asked why do I keep getting calls from this number. He explained that it's an automatic dialer, and he would be happy to add my number to the DO NOT CALL LIST.

If you keep getting calls from this number, ask to speak to the Manager and request to be taken off. Also, write down the managers name.

Penny
Florida
 Sep 17th, 2008
I received 2calls today and one last week. They always ask to speak to the business owner. Today when I recevied the first call from a woman, I asked them to take my number off their call list and was told it was being done right away and I got another call about an hour later from the same number but from a guy. So I did a phone number search on the 2 numbers that I got calls from 972-428-5200 and 972-428-5266, this company is located in Carrollton, TX and apparently scams people to sell credit card equipment to businesses and scams the businesses too. If I get one more call I'm going to report them to the BBB and the Illinois Attorney General's office.
Illinois
 Sep 15th, 2008
RE: 972-428-5266 TX If you placed an order with Vistaprints.com recently they sold your contact information to these jerks who are now trying to sell you VISA/MC card services. Call Vistaprints at 1-800-961-2075 and let them know how much aggravation they caused you in exchange for the nickel they got for your information and let them know they have lost a customer as a result.
 Sep 11th, 2008
re: 972-428-5266 TX If you bought something from VistaPrint recently, they sold your contact information to these jerks. Call them and tell them you object: http://www.vistaprint.com
Texas
 Sep 11th, 2008
Selling Merchant services for Visa/Mastercard, salesman was extremely rude.
 Sep 03rd, 2008
Guy asked for "the Owner or Co-Owner" and I told him they are unavailable but could I take a message. He said, "That's alright, I will try back later". I asked if there was a number he could be reached at and he told me "no". I told him that was funny, because his number came up on caller ID and so if I could please have an extension to which he stated he didn't have one. I asked for his name...he gave me "Arthur something something". I said, "Great! can I have the name of your company" and he said he was with Visa and Mastercard. I hung up.

Now mind you, I noticed this number as they call approximately 2 to 3 times per day.

They lack in having ANY customer service skills and half the time the reps have a thick accent which you can't barely understand a damn thing they are saying.
Colorado
 Aug 28th, 2008
Called back a couple of times and call was quickly hung-up. I am on DNC list.
California
 Aug 27th, 2008
Can someone contact the FBI and investigate this possible SCAM. If it's not a SCAM then I don't know what it is.
Illinois
 Aug 22nd, 2008
Hung up after asking of owner was in
North Carolina
 Aug 21st, 2008
They've called twice today within an hour apart and hung up after I answered. They've called serveral times in the past, but this is the first time in a couple months. I've been on the no call list ever since it existed.
Colorado
 Aug 14th, 2008
asked for "the owner", claimed to be from Visa/MC
something about "overcharges", would not talk to anyone but "the owner".
I made the mistake of asking them "are you calling for (name of my company"?
DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION LIKE I DID
South Carolina
 Jul 30th, 2008
I answered the call because I used to live in the 972 area code (North Dallas). I also order materials from Woot.com (Carrollton, TX), so I thought the call was benign enough. But when she hung up without a fight I began to get suspicious, so I Googled the number and here I am. Annoying but not threatening at the moment.
Florida
 Jul 29th, 2008
they call me several times a day in the moring and then at 8pm, as soon as i answer they hang up when i try to dail the # back it does not ring thru just hangs up. what can be done this is harassment?
 Jul 17th, 2008
Called every day for a week, They don't say who they are, they ask for a company that doesn't exist.
Utah
 Jul 17th, 2008
Every day they call and every day I ask them to take me off their list and they say they will....but they don't.
Arizona
 Jul 03rd, 2008
Hung up when voicemail answered
Colorado
 Jul 03rd, 2008
hey they buy list from experion credit services, they contact people who have filed dba's thats how we all got on their list. i have a small one man biz at home and when i did my dba i put my home number on it. wont ever make hat mistake again. if you call them they will take you off list we will see. mark brown
Texas
 Jun 30th, 2008
So I found the website for First American Payment Systems, http://www.first-american.net/contactus/contactus.asp, and called their number, 800-701-2831. I was transferred to a guy's voicemail to be put on the DO NOT CALL list. We'll see...
Arizona
 Jun 27th, 2008
I usually don't pick up calls from "Unknown Caller", or in this case "Unknown Name". The latest trick telemarketers are using seems to be a non-toll free number shows up on your caller ID with the name "Unknown Name" showing. The "Unknown Name" is common from individuals calling from out of state. I have several friends who call me that my caller ID says the same thing. In this case I thought it might me one of those friends and low and behold it was these low life bottom feeders from a VISA, Master Card company wanting me to get a credit card. I just said "Leave Me Alone", and hung up on them.

Radio show host Dave Ramsey suggests if people from credit card companies keep calling you, just warn them one time that if they call back you will blast one of those aerosol air horns in their ear...and when another one of those losers does call, say, "I warned you what would happen if you called me again," and blast away.
 Jun 27th, 2008
Did not leave message when got voice mail. Call came through my cell phone. This is the second time I was contacted by this number.
 Jun 25th, 2008
I work for the same type of business this woman supposedly does. She called trying to get information about one of our clients. I did not oblige her as she was phishing and trying to steal our client.
 May 06th, 2008
I researched the compnay. This company is a merchant account processor among other things. They've been hit with lawsuits and government proceedings a number of times (look it up on the internet). I traced this number to a call center located in Dallas owned by 1st American Payment Systems. I kept getting their solicitation calls and they do the same deal....try to get the owner to the phone and then hang up if you won't do it. They ignore any request to remove you from their calling lists. The number for their corporate headquarters in Fort Worth is 1-800-701-2831. I called and gave their receptionist an earful and she transferred me to a Susie Harris...the Executive Secretary for the Sales Department. She took down my companys three numbers and said she would email it to the VP of Sales. We'll see what happens.
By the way, you can't have a business put on a "do not call" registry.
 Nov 21st, 2007
These people use pushy/illegal sales tactics to get to the manager/owner of any business and use the phrase "we are going to be in your area and want to take a minute of your time to discuss rates". I have 2 businesses and fell for it once where they would come by and discuss credit card processing rates. I would sign up with this "too good to be true" rates and they would take a setup fee check from us and run. I would not hear from them again. I reported them to the FCC and police but they didn't do anything. Well, they also called my other business and we tell them that we're not interested and asked that they never call back. Well, they call everyday and not just everyday but sometimes up to 3-5 times per day! They would hang up on us when they know who picks up, asked for the owner and we tell them he doesn't takes unknown callers and they hang up. Very rude people and they will make your business life miserable. I reported them to the FCC again and asked for help but their reply was that we can only stop calls to "residential" only and because I was a business, that they couldn't help me. I don't know if that is true, but I have exhausted much time on trying to stop these people.
Louisiana
 Nov 21st, 2007
they called, asked for the owner, I told them I was the sales manager and that the owner was not at this location, they hung up.
Alabama
 Nov 16th, 2007
For HARRASSING phone calls from this number CALL 1-888-415-0004 Ext 5606 Speak to Quincy Sterling he is the Vice President of this company named Trans Tech and Summit Located in Dallas Tx.
 Oct 30th, 2007
didn't answer
Iowa
 Oct 25th, 2007
kept asking for owner. Said she was from Transtec(c)? No further information given when asked who are you and what do you want, they hung up.
 Oct 23rd, 2007
calls all the time
Ohio
 Oct 02nd, 2007
they want to talk to owner or co-owner when you tell owner isn't in can you take a message they say they will call back
 Sep 26th, 2007
Called .888.415.0004 extension 5516 spoke to Gerald, and it has been taken care of. It helps to be overly polite to them. As tempting as it is to go off at them.
California
 Sep 25th, 2007
Called .888.415.0004 extension 5516 spoke to Gerald, and it has been taken care of. It helps to be overly polite to them. As tempting as it is to go off at them.
California
 Sep 25th, 2007
Called at 9:41 am 9-17-2007 and left no message. Caller ID says FIRST AM PMT.

I am on the do not call list.
Texas
 Sep 17th, 2007
Said they're coming at 2pm.

The police will be waiting.
Missouri
 Sep 17th, 2007
Call 800-701-2831 ;
dial extension 1212 (Sales), and hang up on them or say something rude.
Give 'em a dose of their own medicine.
Georgia
 Sep 07th, 2007
Transamerica Merchant services(prob telemarketer sub contracting deal) is the company according to the English-challenged girl. Apparently they hire ppl right out of the ghetto to work for them. Anyway i reported the call to th fcc and the do not call list for whatever good that will do.
Texas
 Aug 31st, 2007
I get calls from these guys multiple times every week...sometimes rude, sometimes just hang ups. I plan on calling every number suggested here and harassing them back until they stop. IF THERE IS A CLASS ACTION, COUNT ME IN!!! In the mean time, I will contact an attorney myself that specializes in class action suits.
Ohio
 Aug 27th, 2007
these rectal itches won't stop. I just had another call 20 min ago and now I'm on a mission to pay them back big time.. anyone have success filing any charges or reports against them? how about a class action for harassment?
 Aug 24th, 2007
They called and had my business name and old address. Wanted to send someone over to show us gift-cards. Definate scam to verify information...probably to rob you!
Pennsylvania
 Aug 17th, 2007
THEY ASKED FOR BUSINESS OWNER AND THEN HUNG UP, I TRIED TO CALL BACK AND IT WONT EVEN RING. I FOUND THEM ONLINE AT FIRST-AMERICAN.NET AND COMPLAINED THROUGH EMAIL. JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
 Aug 16th, 2007
it's just dead air space.
they never leave a message
Texas
 Aug 09th, 2007
called and did not leave a message. Tried to do a *67 and return the call, but it only disconnects. Never rings. Tried call block, but that wont work either.
Texas
 Aug 09th, 2007
Called multiple times, with no one answered on other side.
Texas
 Aug 07th, 2007
this company was formely Certified merchant Services/also know Transaction Merchant services, they had class action lawsuit once in 2001. It has not reformed them a bit. They've been bought over by First AMerican. They also go by Trantech the reason I know them I worked for them couple of months. RUN from them at all cost!!!
Florida
 Aug 04th, 2007
They got low lifes calling that can barely speak english. I had to ask three times what she was asking me and finally got that she wanted to speak with the owner.
California
 Aug 01st, 2007
somebody call from this number 2 or 3 times a week and when you call the number it don't ring
Florida
 Jul 30th, 2007
Ok.. I called and talked with someone at the tollfree 800-701-2831... She gave me a different toll free and a contact and extension to complain to... 888-415-0004 ext. 5547 Guy Holmes... EVERYONE should call and complain and maybe they can do something - make sure you reference the caller ID number of 972-428-2831 because that might be the problem employee or "branch"...
 Jul 27th, 2007
A woman called yesterday from there looking for the owner. They are credit card merchant processors (or so she said). They called my business number. Today they called back and the guy was an ass.. Same thing... can't call the number back because it just hangs there without anything on other side...
 Jul 27th, 2007
At our business, I had a call. CID said First AM PMT. Caller asked for the owner. I asked who it was and he said Ron. I asked what company he was with or if he was our customer. He said, "Keep going, I might hear something I like." I hung up on the smart A--
Indiana
 Jul 25th, 2007
Called for the owner. Asked what the call was in reference to and said they could only speak to owner or co-owner.
 Jul 25th, 2007
They call almost every day and ask for the owner. When I tell them the owner is unavailable they immediately hang up.
I am the owner; I want to know what the call is regarding before I speak to them. They hang up too quickly.
Colorado
 Jul 23rd, 2007
this is there toll free # do like I do and call them and tell em off.
Phone: 800-701-2831
Colorado
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Know I know who they are, I cant wait for them to come up on my caller id. I will sit there and let them talk themseves in circles for as long as possible. Answer all there questions half way and give them nothing but keep em thinkin they are going to sell something. then be rude to them. HAHAH!
Colorado
 Jul 23rd, 2007
The REAL phone number is
800-317-9191
First American Payment Sys.
201 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Check out the BBB report!
Ohio
 Jul 19th, 2007
First call was before 7 in the morning - 4 calls since then. Some very young guy says he wants to come verify my business location and show us his "equipment." I don't think so!!!
Arizona
 Jun 28th, 2007
these idiots have called several times in the last month, and even send people to our business to discuss. they try to verify information and then say they'll be here at a certain time and hang up before we can even tell them not to.
 Jun 26th, 2007
saw this number called us on the caller id. wasn't awake to answer it. sales call obviously.
Minnesota
 Jun 25th, 2007
WHAT KIND OF COMPANY IS THIS?
 Jun 22nd, 2007
When this number called they asked for the owner and when we told her that he was not available she said "F*** YOU!" and hung up!!?? weird. Then called right back and asked for the co-owner?
Massachusetts
 Jun 19th, 2007
This person called and asked for the owner and when we told her he was not available she said F*** YOU! and hung up!?? weird?
Massachusetts
 Jun 19th, 2007

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