Friday, November 30, 2007

Nov 30: Recording "Kelly" at "credit card services" scam for "debt pros"

"Hi. This is Kelly at credit card services. I'm calling with an important announcement about your credit card account. This is our third attempt at reaching you. Our records indicate that you have been overpaying interest. Right now, we have you qualified to reduce your interest payment. To as low as two point nine percent. And cut your monthly payments in half. If you want to cut your monthly payment, lower your interest rate, and consolidate to one monthly payment, press one now. Again, this is your final chance to participate. So press one now. Or press three to be removed."

This recording is full of lies. It has called me more than three times. The name "credit card services" is a lie. The statement about their records of overpaying interest is a lie.

91 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've received two automated calls from them today on my business line and each time I've pressed the designated number to speak to a representative. As soon as I tell them we're on the Do Not Call list, they immediately hang up.

December 03, 2007 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Pax said...

Only two? Lucky you!

To date, over the past six to eight weeks, I've gotten eight calls from these people - despite being on the National Do Not Call registry and registered with my State's Do Not Call Program. I've filed complaint after complaint with both programs to no effect ... and like you, if I try to address this directly with them, I get hung up on ... often mid-syllable.

December 04, 2007 12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was called yesterday afternoon at about 12:30. I pressed "1" to speak to a person. She starts asking me if I'm calling about the offer. I ask her name: Shelly. She starts to ask another question, but I ask what her phone number is: 800-276-6455. I ask what company she is with: "Card Services". I ask, "whose card"; oh, Visa and Mastercard. "But which one? For whom do you work?" She hangs up.

I did not verify the 800 number by calling it back, so it could have been someone else's legit number. But I left a complaint on the DNC web site anyway.'

In other news, the FTC is cracking down on some of these slimebags:
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2007/11/dncpress.shtm

December 21, 2007 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep getting these recorded annoyance scam type telemarketing calls from this so-called "credit card services" also. It says to press the number two or three to stop future calls. I do this each time, but they still call.

I do not have a credit card and want to know how they are able to get through to my unlisted phone number with anonymous caller rejection service. You can't find out who they are because there is no name and a bunch of dashes showing up on myh caller id.

I am getting about two or more calls per day from these jerks. Have even tried to trace the call by pressing *57, so I could report it to the phone company as annoyance calls, but get a message from the phone company saying I can't trace this call. Why not??

I have a group in EBay community called "Dirty Laundry: Expose Scams and Rip-offs". I entered a discussion topic about "credit card services" to see if any one else has been contacted from these characters.

I am hoping that someone will know what to do about this. Seems to me that it would be difficult to report them, because you are unable to find out who they are and a contact phone number or address for them.

If anyone knows what to do, please help!!

January 07, 2008 2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, this compnay is calling me too. I am disapointed to learn that they can't be traced or blocked, which is what my phone company recommended. Maybe we could block all long distance phone calls for a month? And then after a while they'd stop calling?

January 10, 2008 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wondered about these calls, which I get often. I've been getting the exact recording you quote here, even though I am on the dnc list. Thinking at first it was a legitimate business, in all cases, I have pressed the number to get to a real person and asked to be removed from whatever list I'm on. In most cases they hang up. The last time I did this, the woman said - "we don't give a f---". That is when I knew for sure it was a scam. I have found entries on line indicating that the callers try to get account numbers from you. So beware, this isn't even a legitimate business - hence it would be difficult to get dnc to do anything abou them, since we can't trace. It is fraud - so watch out!

January 14, 2008 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep getting the same calls, and the last one I had to keep asking the guy to clarify what company he was with. he gave the whole shpeel about "credit card services" we service over 500 banks. i said, which one of my accounts are you calling about? he said all of them. then the guy asked if my accounts qualify (at least 3k balances etc.) i said "i do not have my records with me and would need to verify that." he laughed and said, "you don't know what your balances are?" I replied "you're being a total a** and i'm ending this call." as i hung up i heard him say "that's all I can be when..." click.
At any rate, it's a load of baloney. Don't give them any information!

January 18, 2008 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have received a number of these calls and usually hang up. Today I pressed "1" and a man came on the line asking for my account balance. I asked what company he was with and where it was located. He replied "Card member services" and "Orlando, Florida." I said, "Do you know you are violating the do not call law?" He replied, "I don't give two s**ts." I asked him to repeat that, and he did. I hung up. There must be a way to stop these people; they clearly know they are violating the law.

January 21, 2008 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been trying to do something about this too for over a year. They call non stop multiple times a day. Same thing-they swear at you, leave long recorded messages, hang up on you and the phone company and reporting them to the do not call registry has brought ZERO help. The numbers that show up on my caller ID are fakes-too many digits so why hasnt Law enforcement stepped in. The first question is can I have your account numbers and when you ask for a webiste, phone number or address to get back with them they hang up.

February 23, 2008 2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The numbers you see might not be fakes: if they're overseas numbers then they will not conform to the US length you are used to, and/or include the international dialling code for the number you are looking at.

February 25, 2008 5:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just gotten off the phone with the same credit card services. when i ask them for their business info they hang up. i had lodged a couple of complaints already with the fcc
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/tcpa.html

at this point i think i'll keep a whistle or some loud sound emitting thing around, so that as they annoy me, i can annoy them back.

February 26, 2008 10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did some research after getting tons of call from a recorded message "heather" at card services who can lower my interest rate. when I select 1 to ask them to take me off their call list, they hang up on me. Here is their direct number. 1-888-889-8025. They actually answer. I called directly to ask again to be taken off the list, and the young lady sounded nice and said she'd pass it on....probably won't. I was worried by giving them my number, but they have it anyway!

February 27, 2008 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had TONS of these calls. I called the 888 number suggested and was told to call back on Monday. I called the police department and was told to contact the Attorney General's office. I plan on pressing the issue until something is done about it. I hope everyone else will do the same. THIS IS WAR!!

February 29, 2008 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

grief them back im gonna call thier numbers over and over until they quit im gonna tie up thier telamarketers for as long as possible maybe they will realise im costing them money considering the obviously unintelligent way this scam is executed i doubdt it but i would suggest the same im gonna call that 1800 number and ask what shes wearing :D hehe 2 can play at this game LET THE GRIEFING BEGIN WOOT!!!!

March 05, 2008 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me too - 3 calls, 2 days. Just did the *57 (and got charged $1.00 with NO notice by the phone company in advance there would be a charge!). After contacting the phone company, I was informed that I would have to file a complaint with the local police and they would have to deal with it.

Right. Sure. You know ANY police department that will deal with phone scams?

However, once a complaint is filed with the cops, then my lawyer can contact the cops for the information and legal action can be taken.

For more details, google on "Cory Harris". He owns an Arizona company named "Credit Card Services" and has been indicted by the FTC for just such actions.

For those interested, not only do these calls violated the DNC, but also Federal rules:

FTC Telemarketing Act 15 USC 6101
Deceptive Acts 15 USC 45(a)
FTC Telemarketing Sales Rules
16 CFR Part 310

March 05, 2008 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've tried several times to get them to stop calling. I press the supposed automated number to get off the list. I speak to the person and ask to get off the list. I try to interrogate the person to find out who they are, and get hung up on. Yes, I'm on the DNC list. Finally, I have started donating a choice earful of expletives for the sorry sap working the phones for them. There's no other option. They'll just have to be reminded on a personal level how lousy their job is.

March 06, 2008 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just ordered a referee's whistle on amazon. These assholes have been harassing me for over a year. Next time these fuckers call to 'lower my credit card rate', I'm gonna blow their fucking eardrums out. They wanna be cunts, I'll be a cunt too. FUCK THEM.

March 11, 2008 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have Found a very important lead on this Scam . Thousands of people have been Con by this Gang. They actually run there operation from Karachi PAKISTAN since last 2 years and have some corrupt Pakistani Police individual on there back . I’m in process to lodge a federal Complain about this person , there leader is staying in Dallas Taxas , Very Clever and been Coning people through different ways . I need some help from individuals who have been ripped of by "MCS or such programs , i have recording proofs that they lie to customers that they are from VISA and MasterCard and get there Card numbers to charge . We should get them behind bars . Federal Investigation Director in Pakistan has given me in writing that they are investigating this scam . Soon I will have 0800 number set up for people who wants to lodge complain . Till then email me .

April 01, 2008 2:54 AM  
Blogger T.J. said...

I get these calls too, a couple times a month. They are exactly like others have described here. As angry as these call make me, it was really great to find this blog and know i am not alone -- thanks! I will keep checking back -- if anyone knows of any way to identify this company and take action against this scam, please share.

April 09, 2008 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for this company. Yep, they advertise for this job on a busy side of the road by a shopping center. They said I would make $700 to $1000 per week, but when I witnessed only 3 people make money in a day in a commissioned only base business in 3 days, I quit. They joked about how they should hire 10 new people every day. Thus, anyone could find out your information. Especially, when they didn't even look at the application and only asked can you sell and your hired. Being unempployed for over a month, I needed the money. Now, I am unemployed for 6 weeks and am one week from homeless (no joke, nowhere to go). Training involved watching someone answer the phone and hand up in less than 2 seconds unless the person said yes, I would like to lower my interest rates. They can really only help people with high interest rates 15% or higher for those that want to spend a grand. Yet, anyone off the street could have your credit card info as they have to replace everyone every week. I felt bad and would apologize to people who complained and claimed to be on the "Do Not Call" list. Most calls lasted less than a second as we were taught to hang up on everyone who said anything but, "yes" to lowering their interest rates. They had a 800 call back number, but only 3 people knew it and were not allowed to give it out. Some customers told me they tried to call back but the operator told them number was not in service.

They can not do anything even with your cc info, unless you authorize them to charge that $1000 as everything is recorded. They only can help people who owe over $5000 and have very high interest rates. Otherwise it is mostly harassment as they will call the same people over and over no matter what. But, it is true, they are in Florida and the automated system says it is Heather. Pushing 1 or 2 will not stop the calls and you'll get hung up on if you do not claim interest.

April 15, 2008 8:47 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Same problem as above - I used the *57 option to trace their call (and wasn't told there would be a charge) and eventually spoke to Verizon's "Unlawful Call Center" - not very helpful - said I had to file a police report and there was nothing they could do so I filed a police report. Like everyone else I've told them I'm on the DNC list and asked them not to call. Next time they call I'm going to tie up the line as long as possible and give a false name etc. and see what information I can get out of them.

May 02, 2008 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just received the same scripted call from (410)774-8744 which shows up as Crofton, MD on my caller ID. When I spoke to a live representative and asked to be removed, they hung up on me in mid-sentence while saying "okay, sir."

June 20, 2008 11:01 AM  
Blogger Gene said...

Hey Anonymous the former employee, the post that starts "I worked for this company. Yep, they advertise for this job on a busy side of the road by a shopping center." on April 15,2008. Would you please send me the name and address of this company? If you have the name of the president I'd like to know that too. My email is hidefromspam@hotmail.com This is a REAL email address of mine I use to focus they spam. I have to post it since this is a public board.

July 30, 2008 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep getting these calls to. And, the other "anonymous" posting above is, I suspect, from a complete liar and/or really trying to advertise for this place. That SAME EXACT POSTING was on at least 2 other web sites discussing these "card services" f#$kers!! If the other supposed "employee" really worked for that place, perhaps they'd actually provide contact info. Ain't going to happen is my guess, since I presume they are lying!

I am sick of our government not doing anything to stop this kind of thing. Gee, we have rampant wire-tapping for all sorts of things under the "Patriot Act", so why not tap this obvious fraud and bust it up, whether overseas or not.

July 30, 2008 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Shenanigans Padunkadunk said...

I have gotten several calls from solicitors on my cell phone and thought it was a fluke, so I simply pressed the button to be removed, but alas, today I got another one and this time I was pissed because despite being on the DNC registry, I'm getting calls and a couple of months ago I was harassed by some creep who knew my previous address and name. This time the call came from this number on my phone; 50622766862; and when I spoke to a "rep" to find out the company info, a young (sounding) southern accented female who, if I didn't know better was African American, said her name was Kim and she was calling from Card Services. I asked where they were located and she asked very QUICKLY, if I was interested in Card Services or not? I said I 1st wanted to get info on the company and she spoke so quickly, and sloppily I could barely make out what she said, but it was..."I'm Kim from Card Services why should I tell info on the company if you're not interested in our services" click. I tried to speak over her to say i was reporting them since I'm on the DNC registry.
Anyway, the person who posted they got a referee whistle has the best idea!! Love ThAT!!

August 22, 2008 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Ben said...

I just received a call from "Card Services" and got the same "hang up" response to my add me to the Do not call list. Obviously, the FCC doesn't care because we are getting bombed by this ALL THE TIME. I have decided to keep an airhorn by my phone. I will listen and press "1" to speak to the rep about lowering my interest rate. Then SCHBLAM! They get the airhorn. Keep calling as much as you want. I just have to pay another $5 for airhorn and you pay another $1 for the time it took to get the SCHBLAM!... And all God's children said, "Amen!"

August 29, 2008 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am also getting these calls, my caller Id does show Unknown caller, but when I hit the button on my phone it gives me the number 062-285-5883, I get these calls daily! I tried to call the number back, but it doesn't even ring. I can tell you that number is not from the United States

September 04, 2008 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent an e-mail to the FCC today concerning the don not call national registry adn how as a dispatch center manager for a National Forest, a government agency, our central dispatch continues to get solicitation for credit services, etc. One call had me so frustrated (4th one of the day) that I told the guy I had a fellion $s in debt.He thought WOW! out loud and asked me what I did. When I stated that I was a federal agency he hung up. What is sickening is that you can't *69 them, they block the number and state the service is not available and when you go to report it to the national registry you need a phone number, so they just continue to call, day after day after day since they go unreported. The government should make the law include the ability to not block their numbers from showing up or calling back. I would just have my fax set up to constantly call them again and again and again.

September 26, 2008 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've hit a new low... Asked me if I wanted my interest on my cards reduced... "Yes" Are you currently paying 10% or more? "Yes" Hung up. That's all, I didn't ask anything I didn't say anything other than "yes" twice. BOZOS

October 09, 2008 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Clifton H. said...

I'm in Castro Valley, CA, and have been called by these people more times than I would like to count. I've picked up the phone a number of times telling them to not call me again. Still they persist. I've also spoken to a supervisor once, who straight hung up on me when I said to put me on their do not call list. Then I've had the agents hang up on me numerous times when they realized that I was not falling for what they were selling. How in the world do we get them to stop?

October 11, 2008 10:44 AM  
Anonymous YerKiddin said...

I THINK I HAVE AN ANSWER:

1) go buy a canned boat horn. (sporting goods stores have these, it's compressed air with a horn on top, press a button and it's NOISY!)

2) Put it near your phone, and wait for that next call by these jerks. While you listen to the recording, get your boat horn ready.

3) After you've pressed whatever key, speak softly into the phone, and answer questions as if you're a sucker, until they ask one that gets them actual personal info, such as your name, address, or any account numbers.

4) put the horn up to the microphone and press your button. :-)

If we all start doing this, it won't be fun for them, and if it's hard enough on their telemarketers, it will at least make it harder for them to keep employees. Hurt their money enough and they're gonna start actually taking numbers off their call list. :-)

December 01, 2008 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think
the sports horn is a great idea---hurt the sons-of-bithches ears enough times and they will not be able to dupe anyone into marketing for them. Fuck them in the ear so that they can hear you coming.

December 02, 2008 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yer kiddin has the right idea. Fuck-em in the ear so that they can hear you coming.

December 02, 2008 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had at least 50 calls from this company over the past 4 months. For the last 20 days, I have received a call every workday. I have registered a complaint about the caller with the DNC well over a dozen times. I have asked to be removed from their list dozens of times.

December 03, 2008 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got a call from them now! I got one yesterday, and tried the nice route, telling them I am in a wheelchair, and PLEASE take me off the list, it's hard to keep rushing for the phone constantly. They assured me they would. Yeah, so what's up with today's call? I called the number given here, and talked to a woman telling her the same thing, and she apologized, and took my number, saying she'd remove it. Right. I found out they are in Orlando FL, and called "Card Services". Generic.
I'm gonna try the whistle route next. I've been dealing with these asses for over a year.

December 04, 2008 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got a phone call that I answered. I've been getting calls about twice a week for a few weeks that I haven't answered, and I had a chat with one 'James' who really dished out the attitude when I told him I wanted a phone number and name of someone to call so that I could talk to them about their little bidness.
He explained that if he gave me a number to call and I called it I wouldn't get *him* when I called (like I give a big fat rat's ass) and when I explained to him that what I want is to speak to someone with some authority he put me on hold which led to the predictable dial tone of disconnection.
Fuckers.
I don't even know what they want to do!

December 04, 2008 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the horn is a great idea but it would hurt my sweet dogs ears.. what can I do to stop these guys? credit services is the name, the guy said they were in Atlanta Georgia and the number on my cell came up as 305 836 7371..when i try to call back it says its not a valid number...

December 16, 2008 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been harassed by these people for a long time. The same thing getting hung up on. I just sent a complaint to the miami consumer services dept. Hopefully they will help. They are harassing everyone. I submitted this website as proof!

December 17, 2008 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Just got the same call as all the rest. I asked which specific card he was calling on and he stated any Visa/Mastercard, "all of them". Just told the poor sap to have a happy holiday.

December 22, 2008 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, same thing here. The number that came up on caller ID for them is 305-836-7371 out of Florida. Same spill, press one (1) to get the lower rate or two (2) to be removed from the list.
The person I spoke with calims that they sent a letter explaining the program 45 to 60 days back and I had not initiated contact and they were contacting all eligible consumers for the program. He claimed that he worked for VISA and MASTER CARD. I kept asking for a specific name of the company or a web site so I could look him up while I was talking to him. Broadband is a wonderful thing. However, he kept assuring me that everything was on the up and up and when I was passed off to an account specialist they would explain all that since all he was doing was qualifying me. He wanted everything dealing with my card except the three digit number on the back. First thing they ask for is the cards 800 number on the back. They literally call and inout the info to verify the balance and last payment made. If they were a ligitimate company he should be able to pull all that up on a computer. Finally I get to speak to the account specialist that also happens to be the "manager" and she kept reassuring me how ligitimate everything is. That is when I finally got the specific name of the company and looked them up. She claimed that for $29.95 a month they would negotiate my interest rate down to 0-6%. As she was telling me this I had found a lot of negative fodder on various blog sites and told her "NO THANKS". She claims they are "CONSUMER CARD SERVICES" and the program is called "LIBERTY EQUITY SOLUTIONS". I really wish I could have those 15 minutes of my life back!

January 06, 2009 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received LOTS of these calls and finally decided to try and talk to someone to remove me from their list. After playing along with the pitch I asked what would be the best way to request a copy of their "No Call" Policy and I was informed by the caller "The best way would be for you to hang yourself from a fucking bridge and fuck yourself in the face." Well I guess I should at least be pleased that I made them angry. I hope that they are convicted soon of their criminal harrassment.

February 23, 2009 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been receiving the same calls. I've also complained to both state and National do not call lists plus the FTC. Also, when I begin to ask any questions the telemarketer gets very foul.Today I was finally able to get a phone number from pressing *69 on my phone. The number that called was 407-000-7777. This is an Orlando, Florida phone number.
I tried to connect that number with the specific Card Services company but haven't been able to locate which one of the multi-Card Services companies it is. If anyone else knows the name of the company associated with this phone number please post so we can all complain again with detailed information.

February 28, 2009 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fully support the whistle or horn idea! Until we can get their number and saturate their call center with OUR calls, it's probably the best method.
I don't recommend or condone it, but someone could claim to have been approached by this company to provide funding to terrorist organizations. That might get the Feds off their lazy asses and work for us for a change!

March 03, 2009 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have received numerous calls from these people, and like others I ask to speak to a supervisor, and we are on the do not call list. What do they do, they hang up on me. I am so tired of these calls. There has got to be something someone can do!!!! It's getting plain ridiculous.

March 04, 2009 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a call from these idiots today and when I pressed 1 to get to speak to a live person, I questioned them about which of my credit card companies they're with and they just kept saying Visa and Mastercard. I told them to remove me from their call list and the girl said, "Get a life, bitch" and hung up on me. WTF?

March 06, 2009 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same thing over and over. It would seem to me that these people have a phone. Now if they are in Orlando they have to be paying the phone company there for the line. why can't we trace them and see who is paying this phone bill. a lot of the numbers that they use on the caller id are bogus. there needs to be a way to figure where they are located. any authority does not seem to care I get 4-5 calls from these people every month for the last few years. Now they are also doing an auto warranty scam. Same woman's voice on that recording. It does no good to argue with anyone on the line, they just don't care. The telemarketers that work there are used to the abuse and don't work there very long. The ftc and dnc has made millions of dollars on a few companies but they cant stop these people??? We need to figure something out. The FTCDNC is NOT doing their job.......... They have hundreds if not thousands of complaints from this scam. Also if any one has gone all the way through with signing up for the program, there has to be a way of tracking where the money went..

March 11, 2009 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate these bastards. They call my house all the time. The people that work these jobs, I hope their entire families die in a car fire. From now on I think I will go along with there bullshit and then become so disgusting and vile with them that they regret ever calling my house and will want to take a shower after hanging up. Its all know to do since the call registry doesn't work and reporting them doesn't work. They are obviously running some illegal scam with fake numbers showing up on the caller ID, after all these are the only scum bags that call my house. I hate these people and I hope that they catch crabs off of a toilet seat.

March 14, 2009 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am from Canada and get these calls as well....same guy both times. I tell him that I am on the Do Not Call List and to please remove my number and he hangs up. I filed a complaint on line with the government, but I don't have much confidence that that will work. My caller id shows a fake number (a real original one too) 1-234-567-8900 Seriously, how can they get a number like this assigned to their caller ID....the phone company should not be allowing this! Also, I tried all the 800 and 888#'s in the posts and none connect so they are not legitimate (at least not anymore) I am liking the horn/whistle idea...maybe I will just play crazy lady and try to engage them in a conversation about the aliens in the well out back and ask them if they are from the mothership and are they finally here to pick me up and take me to their leader....I bet they won't want to talk to crazy!!!!! Get them to take me off the list of their accord! Jerks....I pray for their souls.......I think these types of telemarketers go to hell! Hanging up and swearing at people....seriously. GROW UP!

April 03, 2009 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whomever has worked for this company in past, please post their street address, particularly if they are located in the United States. I would like to have the physical location/address of any of their call centers.

April 04, 2009 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CBS Moneywatch web site, http://tinyurl.com/ck3b3o, has a story on this scam. The CBS writer is Kathy Kristof:

"What’s their game? Credit card identity theft. To “verify” that you qualify for the low rates, you need to give Heather or Joy (or one of their associates) your credit card numbers and balances. If you seem really gullible, you’ll be asked for your Social Security number too.

The one sucker out of 100 who gives out the info soon finds her credit cards charged to the hilt and new cards opened in her name."

April 06, 2009 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CBS web site is:
http://tinyurl.com/ck3b3o

April 06, 2009 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These jerks keep calling us, too. I keep asking for their company name or to speak with a manager, and they just hang up. Today, the operator I got finally told me "Fuck You" and "Shut up." Ugh. Is there any way to stop these criminals??

April 24, 2009 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The loud whistle or horn is a bad idea. They know your phone number, you don't know theirs. What's stopping them from getting revenge on you? The creeps could call you every night at 2 AM for as long as they wanted & what could you do?

May 01, 2009 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I want to know is how the hell this has been going on for years and no -one is fined out the ass or in jail for it yet.

The government is NOT doing it's job.

We need to all call out congressment and tell them we want an immediate ban on ALL telemarketers of any kind and the phone companies MUST have both a sysytem to immediately identify ALL incoming calls and to reject ALL calls that can not be identified.

May 07, 2009 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got this number from them today (336)903-6676. I called and the operator picked up from Card Services. I told them to FUCK OFF and stop calling me. Two hours later I got two more calls from them. *bangs head*

May 20, 2009 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to get a couple of these calls every week. Tried everything to get off the list. Last time I was in a good mood or something and thought if they want to waste my time I can do the same for them. Went through the whole thing and when she asked about how much my total balance was I said oh, zero, I pay in full every month. She hung up on me. Haven't heard from them since.

May 29, 2009 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just went thru similar call as others posted here-I am in Canada-the guy I spoke to when I pressed one was accusing me of causing my own problem because I have pressed one and the computer thinks I am interested.He told me the "conversation was over" as if I was harassing him. I was so upset until I got on here and realize that this is their MO and he is a crook. What more could I expect. They have called me every day for weeks.I am going to do what the last poster did... waste their time and perhaps they will take me off their list.

May 30, 2009 1:08 PM  
Blogger greysells2 said...

I have got this call several times. This time I pressed "1" and got a person on the line who said Credit Card Services, may i help you"?" I asked for his name and number and advised him that there is severe fine for telemarketing people on the do not call list that applies equally to the marketer and his company. He staed "What are you queer?' and hung up. How can the consumer back track on a call number [probably blocked]in order to make a complaint? How can these creeps be stopped?

June 01, 2009 5:56 PM  
Blogger greysells2 said...

These guys really p**s me off. Next time they call I will press #1as they already have my phone number. When they ask for my credit card number, I'll say which one do you want? He/she will say all of them. I'll say all of them are stolen and the accounts are already drained by me. Any chance for a job with you as you seem to be my kind of peeps? Don't turm me into the police.

June 01, 2009 6:13 PM  
Blogger Beloved Spear said...

I inadvertently found a solution. Don't get off the phone after they hang up. Stay on the line. I did it today, and had interesting results:

http://www.belovedspear.org/2009/06/telemischief.html

Perhaps if enough folks replicate it, they'll be paralyzed.

June 11, 2009 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been receiving calls from these people at least once a week for about a year now. Sometimes it's a blocked number and some times they are absolutely fake, like 727-000-5420, but they are always Credit Card Services. When I first started receiving calls, I would push the button to have calls stopped, but that didn't work. So then I would push the button to talk to someone, and as you already know, if you don't answer their questions, they hang up. So about a month ago, I just started telling them that God knows what they are doing, or to quit wasting their time, they aren't going to scam me. Today, I was pissed and I told the guy to F off. Not my best moment, but to my suprise, he stayed on the phone. He laughed and said that I just needed a big D#$%. We had a long conversation about the company that produced no real info. By the end he told me he was sorry that I had been receiving calls for so long when I wanted them stopped and he would have it removed but suggested that I also contact the Indiana Do Not call list and make them aware that these calls are getting through. He even gave me his name and his direct line. Stanley Rivers @ 469-254-8017. Is it legit, I doubt it, but I do know for sure that he is in Texas and I am hoping that some of this will help the IN atty general track them down. In the past the AG hasn't been able to track because of bogus phone #'s

June 22, 2009 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am getting the same calls. Total BS- I don't carry a balance. They always hang up for me, too.

I hope the FTC shuts then down soon. Looks like they have been doing this a really long time.

June 29, 2009 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These calls are also coming to Canada. The number that appears on call display is: 1-714-499-5042. When you call this number it just goes to a message that says this number does not accept incoming calls. There is also a Massachusetts number - 1=978-570-2268 with the same message.
I get at least three calls a day and when I try to talk to someone, they just hang up.
So, now when I get a call and push ONE to speak to someone - The first words out of my mouth is: FUCK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 15, 2009 9:37 PM  
Blogger Art said...

maybe this contact can help:

Jerry Steiner
FTC Western Region - San Francisco
415-848-5182

July 18, 2009 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are quite a few numbers these scammers are using:
336-903-6765
336-903-6676
678-808-3544
678-808-3535
678-808-3537

ALL show up as Comp U Credit on my phone. BEWARE, these are idiots dressed as a legitimate company!!!!

August 03, 2009 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, perfect way to stop them!

http://www.belovedspear.org/2009/06/telemischief.html

Just don't hang up, and you will be in their infinite loop. Keep them tied up.

You can also submit a complaint to the FTC; it takes about five minutes.

https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

Mitch F.

August 12, 2009 6:41 PM  
Blogger Melody said...

I got the call today and was about to go to the 3rd person who would send me my materials but they needed a voided check to enlist me and then they would process me. Of course I said no. I would have to check them out first since I never heard of them. He said they were Liberty Equity Solutions Card Services. And their BBB License # is 545800. They are out of Tempe AZ with offices all around the country. I went to the BBB and Nothing came up about this company. Consumer beware I am convinced they are thieves.

August 13, 2009 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Report them to the FCC. Try to get their business number from them and all info you can. Report them to the FCC they are breaking the law... Whitney Jackson was the name i was given today and she assured me they are not a scam. I have no credit card debt so why are they calling me? She says because my number is on the computer data base. Why I have been on no call for months and requested it be removed. She said she would ... lets see. Anyway I filed an FCC complaint. I think they steal credit card numbers and sell them. They cannot save anyone interest.

https://esupport.fcc.gov/form1088/consumer.do?form_page=1088D

September 17, 2009 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been victimized by these clowns too, and I have decided the best thing I can do is waste their time too. I string them along then after being vague and evasive slip them a false detail, then eventually I say "congratulations, I've managed to waste some of your time too. if they're still online by then, I hang up on them. I would like to try getting a fax number from these cretins so I could fax a blank piece of black paper to them to waste their fax ink.

January 11, 2010 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are receiving this call due to one of your credit cards. Mine was a large department store credit card "S". I have already called Chase credit cards, the calls didn't stop, so I called to cancel the store credit card.

June 10, 2010 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got this same call today. comes in as UNKNOWN or BLOCKED. I went along with it and while on the phone googled them and found your comments - so thanks. and at the end when she wanted my account number, I just said, not actually interested. She said THANKS FOR WASTING MY TIME. HAVE A GOOD DAY *click.

June 15, 2010 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been getting these too. Just got one at 6:30 AM. Caller ID "Unavailable". Twice I asked for the name of the company. Twice I was told "Visa and Mastercard". Not likely, since they're separate, right? Finally he just "Well, you're the smart one" and hung up before I could.

What jerks.

July 02, 2010 6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Genealogists know, though the average person may not, that the social security numbers of deceased people are public records. So here are a few you might use if you let these identity-stealing con artists get that far:

Ronald W Reagan 6 Feb 1911 - 5 Jun 2004; 480-07-7456
Richard M Nixon 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994; 567-68-0515
Spiro T Agnew 9 Nov 1918 - 17 Sep 1996; 215-12-3201
Douglas Macarthur 26 Jan 1880 - Apr 1964; 044-28-6966
Dwight Eisenhower 14 Oct 1890 - Mar 1969; 572-64-0315
Lyndon Johnson 27 Aug 1908 - Jan 1973; 577-60-6128
Gerald R Ford 14 July 1913 - 26 Dec 2006; 372-28-6532
Wernher von Braun 23 Mar 1912 - 16 June 1977; 065-30-2991

July 02, 2010 7:24 AM  
Anonymous RG from Kentucky said...

I've received several calls, I'm on the "do not call list" but they do not abide by the rules. So I'm using an sports air horn after they get on the line and are listening intently...Maybe this is a message they will "get"

March 29, 2011 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been getting these calls for a months now. They used to call only when my wife is home and usually had to do with someone who had our number before us. They would threaten us. I finally got the call and got a hold of a live person. I told them I was not that person and they said they would take me off their list. Then it started a few days later and they just keep calling. I got one this evening and I just went off on him. He claimed I was calling him because I pressed the number 9 (which seems to have changed from previous posts). I informed him he was the one who called and that I had to press that number to chew him out. I threatened a law suit and he said "F-you!" and hung up.

I think from now on I am just going to string these idiots on with phony information to waste their time. I will now be "Bullust Sheetus". My credit card number will be 1234.... Let's see how long it takes them to catch on.

September 05, 2011 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been getting these calls for the past year. Nobody seems to be able to stop them. I can't believe our regulatory agencies, or even law enforcement agencies, are so impotent to stop them. What is the "real" story, here? Is it that they can't be traced? Has any law enforcement even tried? These posts go back to 2007. Four years and still going. It's unbelievable.

September 29, 2011 4:20 PM  
Blogger avenger said...

The FTC seems to have had some judgements against them but I imagine they keep coming back.

The FTC will listen but we need to get their attention. Let's pass the word and go for 1000 ftc complaints in one week. And let's ask for criminal charges.

https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

October 11, 2011 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

Lets really go for 1000 complaints this week and ask for criminal chargee. The FTC will listen but they need to be bombarded.

PAss the word.

http://spokane.bbb.org/article/at-ftcs-request-court-stops-deceptive-telemarketing-calls-pitching-credit-card-interest-rate-reduction-19738

they are violating this

October 11, 2011 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A WHISTLE NAMED HEATHER

Shrill and loud, just like the one coaches use.
What fun it is to blow, blow, blow.
But, don't jump the gun, in case they are phone delayed . . .be nice at first and then suck in a deep breath and BLOW with all your might!

November 10, 2011 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scam continues from Credit Card Services. The phone number is 407-702-0538 and my robo-caller is "Rachel." I've reported it to the no call registry but it might make more sense to file a formal complaint with your state's attorney general.

January 05, 2012 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've received at least ten calls from these creeps this week. The first call of the day usually comes in just after noon. Today's response when I asked to have my number removed was "I'd like a free lunch but it ain't gonna happen.". Then a hang up. I think I will buy that air horn!

January 06, 2012 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are on the Do not call list, the FTC redirects you to this site to file the complaint.

https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx

January 10, 2012 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not seen any results from filing a complaint with the do not call list. I get at least 5-6 calls per week on both my landline and my cell phone.

January 28, 2012 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get about 3 a day now. It has steadily increased. I, of course have filed a complaint with the FTC. Until I read this blog, I foolishly thought that would take care of it. Are the folks that posted in 2007 still getting these calls? I am going to contact news expose' shows, asking them to investigate why our government doesn't do anything about this. The more people that contact 20/20, Dateline, and Anderson Cooper the more chance we will have at getting some action. Signed: American Hostage

January 28, 2012 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! I can't believe this has been going on for years! I've been getting these calls all hours of the day and night for over a year. I have been doing reverse look-ups on the phone numbers that show up on my caller ID. They are bombarding us from all over the country, and often from cell phones. When I asked to speak with a supervisor, I was told "That won't happen!" What is the point of calling people over and over who hang up on you?

February 22, 2012 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

We'll soon be able to find out who they are...there will be a mega lawsuit against me. I'm going to get one of those canned horns and use it in the phone when they get on the phone. There are going to be a bunch of deaf scammers suing me when all is said and done. So please, if you hear about a group is suing Lisa in Houston, please step up ... :-) we'll have a party.

March 15, 2012 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

up to 20 calls a day.
tried tracing there number and got cell #'s.
Called a few times back right after they have called and the number no longer in service
I've even blown up on some poor hindu guy telling him we don't have cards but there company still calls
now there calling my prepaid cell phone.
and if you are able to get a phone # from them to call them back on it won"t be the company it will be some poor lady in another state. then you have to tell them that you got there # from credit car services
there screwing with every one.
I'm to the point that the land line is going.
So If some one needs me they will need to email me

April 14, 2012 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just amazing. Same as the rest of the posters here. Dozens of reports to DNC list, called AT&T for help. No luck. Making my cell phone useless.

April 23, 2012 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here it is late May, 2012 and despite the years-earlier posts about the FTC going after these pests, I received a call from them this morning. Does anyone know of any reason other than harassment for making repeated calls to people who have indicated that they don't want to be called? Does anyone know how to get such nuisance calls stopped?

May 24, 2012 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynn- I have rec'd more calls from these fools than I care to mention!! - last week I took a strip off of call centre rep. then he gave me crap!!!! - now again today I get another call!! - well I plan on contacting the CRTC wether or not they can help me - but this has to STOP!!!!!

October 02, 2012 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wish someone would stop this scam. It has continually called me for years now. I keep reporting it every time to both don't call registries but it doesn't do any good. One time the service representative told me that the don't call lists don't apply to him and his company. Then to make matters worse he said he would never stop calling me and well that is the only thing that has been the truth from this company.

June 13, 2013 1:24 PM  

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