515-248-7685 (Scammers)

  • Scam is known as: "Rachel from credit card services.
  • Has been around since 2009
  • Declared public enemy number one by FTC
  • Latest people reported the number as that of "5152487685, 5152487685"
  • Around 37% of people reported it as "Telemarketer"
  • Please comment about the number using the form below. It will help us learn more about the scam and raise awarness.

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Chicago
13, Jun. 2012

Have call blocked but still makes it into my voicemail. Few seconds of voicemail sounds like a call from a call center. No one identifies themself.

 
PO
14, Sep. 2012

Stop calling We don't want to talk or listen to you!

bj
19, Dec. 2012

How can the Govt. get in involved with these scam number. Needs to stop.

Alabama
27, Feb. 2013

Calls once a day, every day! I'm tired of it!

Jay
28, Feb. 2013

They call just about every other day and won't leave a message. This has been going on for months.

florida
8, Mar. 2013

NOT National Geographic calling; it's a rip-off subscription business that may also try to convince you that a subscription is up for renewal. If you do order a magazine, it will cost 3-5 times more than a subscription directly from the magazine. Warning: If you've ever ordered a magazine by credit card on the internet, contact the credit card company and get a new card. (Probably a good idea to do periodically anyway.) I didn't pick up until too late that I had been billed twice for a magazine I had canceled - total $124 for a magazine that could have been ordered directly and gotten a special for $10. That same outfit followed up with a renewal notice to me for National Geographic, which I've never subscribed to in my life. Had I not changed my credit card number, a subscription for $100+ would have appeared. Calls go to my voice mail, they never leave a message. Added hazard: When you pick up a solicitation call, and especially "click X if you want to be removed from the call list" from an automated call, it simply validates a phone number is still active. That gets us on even more call lists. There's gotta be a way to have the "Do Not Call" registry penalty imposed.

27, Mar. 2013

Why can't the govt. fine these people? Make them PAY!!!!!! They are impersonating National Geographic. They should be fined and jailed for fraud. Seriously, this type of crime is so disruptive to so many, it should require JAIL TIME.

Bubbish
4, Apr. 2013

Just started getting calls from this number 2 days ago. In the past, caller ID always showed National Geographic, but yesterday no name was listed. Fortunately, I invested in a Panasonic phone which has call blocking capabilities. What a lifesaver!! You simply "save" the phone number to callblock list and when they call again (which they do!) they get a busy signal. It rings once at your end, shows incoming call, then call blocked. You can store up to 30 numbers to call block. And our landline has been on the DNC list since it first came out!

Ray
19, Apr. 2013

@florida: It may not be National Geographic, but they appear to have what should be confidential information about National Geographic orders and/or subscriptions. National Geographic has some responsibility here, so complaining to them is justified.

Betty
29, May. 2013

I'm getting these calls on my cell phone and I am on the do not call list. I have no associations with Nat Geo nor do I have any other subscription magazines. There's no valid reason for them to be calling me.

27, Jun. 2013

I called and someone answered named Karen? Saying she was from national geographic and asked for my address and all of this nonsense when I asked them to stop calling me lol. Has anyone called them back?

16, Oct. 2013

My phone number is unlisted. This number has been harassing me day and night... non-stop calling... never a message. As a (paid for) unlisted number, I should not have to put up with this. But it gets worse. I also pay for Call Block service from Verizon. I tried to block this number from calling me again. Verizon's automated message informed me that I could NOT block this number. They didn't tell me why. I'm furious, and ready to demand a refund for my Call Block service.

20, Nov. 2013

rings twice & hangs up

22, Dec. 2014

Calls every other day, does not leave a message.

10, Jul. 2015

It was very strange. I picked up the phone and they already knew my address, zip code, and last name. Clearly this number has done some snooping around. National Geographic needs to pay for this.

Justin
29, Jul. 2015

The information on this website is inaccurate. This is indeed National Geographic - if you call the number they will speak with you and explain why they called. In my case, they offered me a free map and DVD, there wasn't any extra charges or anything else but I still declined it anyways.

Justin
29, Jul. 2015

The information on this website is inaccurate. This is indeed National Geographic - if you call the number they will speak with you and explain why they called. In my case, they offered me a free map and DVD, there wasn't any extra charges or anything else but I still declined it anyways.

Bridge
6, Aug. 2015

2nd call (1st on 08/05/15) Didn't answer. No message left. Exchange 248 is managed by QWEST CORPORATION IA. Number currently on switch # DESMIADTDS1. 29% of people reported as TELEMARKETER. Latest people reported # from National Geographic.

9, Aug. 2015

I have noticed this number is connected with Charity Donations telemarking (248)581-6576 which is a total scam This company is also connected to Bank of America.

Bridge
19, Aug. 2015

3rd call this month. Didn't answer. No message left. Exchange 248 is managed by QWEST CORPORATION IA. Number currently on switch # DESMIADTDS1. 29% of people reported as TELEMARKETER. Latest people reported # from National Geographic. Read more at http://www.whycall.me/515-248-7685.html#ZpfewLy0EPlTyYEY.99

Bridge
19, Aug. 2015

8/18/15 @ 11:17am: 4th call this month. Didn't answer. No message left. Call fr DES MOINES IA. Exchange 248 is managed by QWEST CORPORATION IA. Number currently on switch # DESMIADTDS1. 29% of people reported as TELEMARKETER. Latest people reported # from National Geographic.

Bridge
24, Aug. 2015

5th call this month. Didn't answer. No message left.

24, Aug. 2015

8/22 @5:34p = 6th call this month. Didn't answer. No message left.

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