Lowering interest call. Unsolicited call on my cell phone, Where do I complain and who can I sue.
Called my cell phone which is a on no-call list and unlisted period. Says they are a co. that wants to lower my c/c bills. I have NO credit cards at all. Yelled at the lady and she hung up on me. Called back and followed instructions to not call me again. They better not.
A rep stating there were some serious issues regarding my account! WHAT ACCOUNT are they referring to? This is just another scam!
The FCC has temporarily halted 7 minor unprofitable boiler rooms who will receive a slap on the wrist and be back at it within a few days. In the meantime the calls will continue since they are making money with what is called a CNAM revenue-sharing program through companies like http://www.telephonemanagement.net and http://www.CallerID4U.com In their own words: 'Every day your company makes thousands of outbound phone calls. Every one of those calls generates revenue for many companies, why not yours? Our CNAM revenue-sharing program helps you make money every time a Caller ID request is made by a phone carrier. A high-traffic call center can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars a day to phone carriers by allowing them to charge for access to your own data.' You can now see why the criminals keep calling even though they know you won't fall for their scam. They are making money even if you don't answer the phone. If someone does make the mistake of answering the phone and falling for their scam then it is just icing on the cake for them. These people are the lowest form of filth on this planet. What To Do When You Get an Illegal Robocall; http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/robocalls 1. Hang Up. Do not press 1 or any other numbers to get off the list and NEVER call them back 2. Consider blocking the number or on a cell phone add it to a contact list and assign NO ring tone 3. Report it at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints 4. Report it at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov 5. People should continually file complaints with their Attorney Generals office 6. Report any criminal activity to the FBI here: https://tips.fbi.gov This is an all out attack from these scum suckers! EVERYONE should be reporting them everywhere that they can. Since this is an obvious attempt at identity theft the FBI should be forced to get involved. (Prosecute them in criminal court instead of civil penalties). Register your phone numbers online at http://www.donotcall.gov or call (888) 382-1222 (must call from # you want removed). There is a blog site that has information on one of these operations: http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com Please read the blog and report violations to the proper authorities. http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/callerid4u-inc-moves-to-silence-critics-of-illicit-robocalls
Many of these calls are coming from Costa Rica and India and they are using spoofed (false) numbers, which in itself is illegal. They do cold calling for or sell the leads to numerous companies in this country and they all know that what they are doing is illegal. Tomorrow this same number may be selling Cruises, Timeshares or Security Systems but if you follow the money it usually ends up in the hands of an American LLC. Most of the inbound robo call numbers are spoofed, as most of the bolierhouses, both off and on shore, are using Voip SIP Trunks services. Throwaway DID numbers are also used. Some of the robocalling is operated by the end use scammers directly. Others are contract services who earn a referral fee once you are transferred to the scammers. The criminals behind this operation aren't going to pay attention to you asking to be removed from their list. Their calls cost them almost nothing and they make millions of them so they have no intention of ever removing someone. When you press a key to talk to them all that is accomplished is to verify that they have a working number. Unfortunately blowing an air horn or whistle doesn't work either. Their headset have noise dampeners plus they are expecting it. However with that said if it makes you feel better then by all means give it a shot. The banking system is also at fault here, without merchant accounts and ACH processing these criminals could not collect the scammed funds. Though the criminals use obfuscation, layered corporations, multiple bank accounts and offshore stashing, patterns of obvious fraudulent activity become apparent after a very short time. This is an all out attack from these scum suckers! EVERYONE should be reporting them everywhere that they can. Since this is an obvious attempt at identity theft the FBI should be forced to get involved. (Prosecute them in criminal court instead of civil penalties). If you want to stop these calls then you need to dry up their revenue source. Your phone company is charging you a fee for Caller ID. Your phone company pays the scammer for sending their Caller ID information. Your phone company pays only a fraction of a cent per call and you pay your phone company to have the Caller ID displayed. The scammers send out millions of calls which amounts to a significant amount of money however your phone company is charging a large amount to millions of customers. This may have something to do with the phone companies inability to stop these calls. In order to stop this we need legislation making it illegal to charge for caller ID. If a phone service wishes to operate it would need to provide the Caller ID at no charge as part of the service. Here is the $50,000 solution that the FCC is looking for and it doesn't cost anything. There is an excellent blog site that I found that explains how one company is getting away with this activity. http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com
Some how they get your cell number and name and try to acquire your credit card information. If they call you act nice and try to weasel any information you can to provide to the FBI. They called me this morning and I easily caught on to them but the guy would not tell me which country he is calling from.