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"Rachel from Cardholder services"

Discussion in 'The OT' started by TBlazer07, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 24, 2012 #61 of 259
    TBlazer07

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    Sorry, it was a big deal when I didn't take a call at 1AM from my 90+yr old father when my 89yr old mother had a heart attack 1100 miles away. Yes, a message was left. I don't always get name on the call. More often than not I get the number listed twice or the State and the Number so even if it was from a hospital (or police station) I most likely wouldn't know.

    But whatever .... do whatever you feel is right for YOUR situation.

    And to keep on topic I got 2 calls from Rachel today and one did have a caller ID that said: "Lower Interest" so I answered it to play with them but they hung up.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2012 #62 of 259
    Rich

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    That's new. Don't you ever get calls from "Lisa"?

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  3. Mar 25, 2012 #63 of 259
    fluffybear

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    I've seen that one a couple of times along with:

    '4.9 interest', 'Get out of debt' , 'Cardmember Services' and
    'TOLL FREE CALL' (what's interesting about this one is the number being displayed typically is not toll-free)

    and my two personal favorites:

    your name (phone number is your number)
    'XXX GA'
     
  4. Mar 25, 2012 #64 of 259
    spartanstew

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    Oddly enough, I don't think I've ever received one of these calls.

    I have Caller ID, but use it for the opposite reason. I always answer the phone from numbers I don't recognize. It's certain numbers of family members I recognize that I usually ignore.

    Exactly. Answering the phone just seems like common courtesy to me.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2012 #65 of 259
    TBlazer07

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    Never. Probably Rachel's sister.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2012 #66 of 259
    TBlazer07

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    Since my last post on 3/25 I have logged 26 calls under 26 different fake numbers (none of which would take an incoming call) from my gal Rachel across 2 cell numbers and 2 home numbers (most all of them on home numbers). On the worst day there were 4 calls. I hope she dies a slow and painful death. :nono2:

    I actually went through the routine on one of them up until they took my credit card number (gave them one of those temporary numbers you get from your credit card that expires in 30 days). Told them I owed $13,000 on it but since they couldn't confirm it (not sure how they check) they dropped my call. However once they do confirm they tell you that you will be transferred to a "manager" who will "disclose all the related fees to reduce my interest rate from 24% (fake) to less than 6%. Can never get past the "qualifying" call to see what happens next.

    Worse part is, if you don't answer it ALWAYS leaves a partial taped voicemail message.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2012 #67 of 259
    jerry downing

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    I haven't had any calls in the last two weeks or so.

    If you give them your CC number, it will likely be maxed out within one day. I am certain that this is a scam.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2012 #68 of 259
    fluffybear

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    Today, I received a call from a gentleman stating he represented General Electric and was conducting a fire safety survey. The only problem is I took this survey twice last year and they have asked me to take part in the same survey at least a dozen times this year.
    With each call this year, I have asked to placed on their do not call list and I have never had some refuse until today. Today when I asked to have my number removed again, the gentleman said he could care less if I were on a do not call list and that they will continue to call until I complete the survey and purchase their alarm service.
    Typically, 3 to 4 weeks after taking the survey, you will get a call stating how you had just won this wonderful $1200 alarm system (they are always sure to mention the fact you took the survey) and the only thing I would be responsible for was the monthly service charge of $39.00.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2012 #69 of 259
    Rich

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    Last summer we had them and other security companies knocking on our door a couple times a week. In order to solicit in our town, the solicitor must have a permit. I asked each solicitor if they had that permit to solicit and they all said they'd never heard of such a thing. The police were kind enough to explain the permitting to them. No more problems.

    Can't do that with a phone, tho. Don't you have the ability to block their calls?

    Rich
     
  10. Apr 12, 2012 #70 of 259
    MysteryMan

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    That's why I have a 145lb puppy. He explains the no soliciting rules to anyone who ignores the posted sign on my property.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2012 #71 of 259
    SayWhat?

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    And you wonder why they keep calling. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Apr 12, 2012 #72 of 259
    Rich

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    Yet another thing you can't get away with in NJ anymore....:nono2:

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  13. Apr 12, 2012 #73 of 259
    Rich

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    Doesn't matter what you do or don't do, they just keep calling.

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  14. Apr 12, 2012 #74 of 259
    TBoneit

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    These sort of calls are one of the reasons I have no cell phone. All the calls I get at home seem to come between 9Am and 9PM. I base that on the caller ID information. Every night after I get home from work I walk over to the caller ID, review each call, Say Junk, next call junk and so on until I've looked at all of them, All junk BTW.


    Many towns have the regulation for door to door.
    Strangely enough when they come in the door here at work and I mention I'm calling the police to check if they have a valid door to door permit they seem to take off like jack rabbits. :)

    The best of those are the one that are selling fake perfumes and colognes.
    They always come in the door in twos, When I ask "Can I help You"
    They answer "Let me ask you a question, You wear ...." Same script for years. They can't seem to understand that the reason they get hired so easy is a high turnover when they see what they really make for all that work. Or maybe teh rash they get when they try their own product....

    Every month the same man comes in with his box of chocolates collecting for charity. What real charity gives you a choco bar?


    You sure he wasn't a bill collector or skip tracer?

    Back on topic:

    [Scam] Card Services relentless phone calls revisited
    http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/r26458611-Scam-Card-Services-relentless-phone-calls-revisited

    Some of the solutions are ingenious such as having the answering machine play the Tones for disconnected number. Interesting read

    When I'm not busy at work I talk to them and try and sell them Computer systems, Clock radios, whatever I feel like selling to them that day.

    75% markdown and all I need to get is your name as given on the Credit card, Card number and 3 digit code off of the back of the card and the expiration date.

    If they ask what about my delivery address, I go, err.. Oh yes I guess I'll need that too. I knew I forgot something.

    Or I may just say I'm having a curse put on you for interrupting my day. The more you call the worse the consequences.

    Or "How to deal with a Telemarketer by Tom Mabe"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7OgWcwgB50

    Or "Answer all Telemarketing calls 911"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBWywhv_Fxw&feature=relmfu

    How to torment telemarketers with one word
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33BCEPMGggU&feature=related
     
  15. Apr 12, 2012 #75 of 259
    fluffybear

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    Sure! Only problem is this group (as well as Rachel) tend to spoof their numbers so blocking them is kind of a waste of time. Todays call for the GE survey came from the 202 area code while the call I received a few days back came from the 440 area code. The last three calls I received from Rachel came from the 702, 520, and 914 area codes.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2012 #76 of 259
    SayWhat?

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    These come in handy too. Speak real soft at first to make them have to listen more intently to hear you. Then hold this up to the phone and let 'er RIP!!


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  17. Apr 12, 2012 #77 of 259
    fluffybear

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    There use to be a federal law which prohibited sales calls after 9pm. Guess that really doesn't really matter though if your Rachel.

    About the only people I see coming around here are kids trying to sell something for either Scouts or school event. We don't even see Jehovah's Witnesses.

    I could never be sure on that one
     
  18. Apr 12, 2012 #78 of 259
    fluffybear

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    Just doesn't have the same effect over the phone as it does it person ;)
     
  19. Apr 12, 2012 #79 of 259
    TBoneit

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    You are lucky, I get people trying to sell something either to me or to the store coming in more than once a week every week.

    Or the Hi, I'm calling about your public service electric bill.
    Or the Can I speak to the person in charge of your Phone, etc. service .

    Since it is a business I have to answer the phone, if I were home I'd look at the caller ID and ignore it.

    One other thing to do on pest calls is:
    Whatever they say you answer "Cab you speak up a little louder I'm having trouble understanding you" Vary that a little bit every time they say something. Bang the phone on the table and mutter into the mouthpiece "What's wrong with this dang phone anyway? It keeps getting junk calls"

    Cheers
     
  20. Apr 12, 2012 #80 of 259
    fluffybear

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    I hate answering calls I do not recognize but Mrs. Fluffybear works for a federal agency that insists on blocking their name & number so all I see is "Private Caller". Mrs. Fluffybear is not allowed to have a cell phone at work so we are left leaving the phone open to callers such as Rachel. It also does not help my Dad has not yet figured out to turn off 'blocked name and number' on his phone and Mrs. fluffybear's mother lives outside the USA so calls from her comes across as 'Out of Area'.

    When I use to own a retail store (UPS store type operation) back in the 90's, I was flooded with people trying to sell me something. Most of the time it would be someone trying to sell me ad space on something but I did get my share of people trying to sell me perfume, candy, cookware, seafood (like I have some place to store that in my store), and even light bulbs.
     

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