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"Rachel from Cardholder services"

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

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #121 of 259
    TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    That they did along with charities and "companies you have done business with in the past."

    I'd almost prefer Rachel over the taped politcal calls. My wife left me a note yesterday that I missed a call from Barack himself. :lol:
     
  2. Jun 5, 2012 #122 of 259
    Rich

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    Yup, they are exempt.

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  3. Jun 5, 2012 #123 of 259
    Rich

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    I've reported them several times and it does nothing. The law has no teeth.

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  4. Jun 8, 2012 #124 of 259
    TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    I just got a Rachel call and the caller ID was: 9182133105 - WIRELESS CALLER.

    I decided to hit "2" to "reduce my rates" and the guy answered with "Can I help you reduce your interest rate today" and I replied with "NO" (very politely) and he replied: "F--K OFF!" then hung up.

    That was the best one in a while. I guess he was having a bad day! :lol:
     
  5. Jun 8, 2012 #125 of 259
    Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    How do you report? If enough folks do, maybe that'll git er done. Maybe.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2012 #126 of 259
    Rich

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    Google "do not call list". You'll see how to do it.

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  7. Jun 8, 2012 #127 of 259
    Laxguy

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    I simply state that they need to take me off the caller list immediately. Or, if I am bored, I feign interest and take it up the line, then tell them they're breaking the law and I will report the next call. Although I've just admitted I don't know how to do that. Oh. Just remembered: DiFi will help out.....
     
  8. Jun 8, 2012 #128 of 259
    Laxguy

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    I asked you how you do it.
    Implied, I am asking for opinions on what is the most effective way.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2012 #129 of 259
    TBlazer07

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    Totally does not work or I wouldn't get (on average) 3-4 calls a week from them. You think they will follow the law? They know they aren't supposed to call (as do a lot of the "others") but they know the chances of getting busted are about zero. The article I quoted a few messages back says they were responsible for 2 BILLION calls in ONE YEAR. http://moneyland.time.com/2012/04/0...rdholder-services-just-go-away/#ixzz1wbVwGSdx
     
  11. Jun 9, 2012 #131 of 259
    Rich

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    Sorry, I misunderstood. Apparently there is no effective way to do it. I've reported them to the Do Not Call site quite a few times and they stop for a week or so and then they are right back at it again. I block every number, but they have so many numbers that they just keep calling. I can block area codes, but I've got family and friends all over the country.

    Seems as if "Resistance is Futile" is the rule when dealing with these people.

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  12. Jun 9, 2012 #132 of 259
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    In that article it says that 13 million people "bit". I don't find that surprising. We suffer the annoyance, but gullible people will buy into anything that seems rational.

    I don't remember if I ever mentioned this before, but after quacking at one of Rachel's guys for a while, he screamed something and hung up. Right after that, I started getting calls from "111111", which I immediately blocked. Then he added another "1" and I was deluged with them. Blocked them and another "1" got added and I quickly blocked that. Finally it stopped, I guess he ran out of "1"s.....:lol:

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  13. Jun 9, 2012 #133 of 259
    TBlazer07

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    One-derful!

    I just get random numbers from all over the country. My "blacklist" is miles long but it doesn't matter (I can even use wildcards to block like 555**3****). I've recently got all "1's" and all "0's". They must have some operation.
     
  14. Rich

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    Lots of fish in the sea. And a sucker born every minute.

    Rich
     
  15. Shades228

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    If you get these calls and have an android or iOS device there are many programs that will allow you to block it in the future and it will auto report them to the no call list violation.
     
  16. TBlazer07

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    Never gonna work because every call comes in from a different number from a different state with a totally different caller-ID. Besides 99% of them are to home phone. Just a couple to cell.

    Today has been a big Rachel day for me, got 3 calls so far (and it's only 3:15PM). 2 have said "Wireless caller" in the CID, one from Seattle area and the other from Long Island NY and the 3rd one said "Financial Center" and came from Washington state. I have close to 150 blacklisted Rachel numbers and no 2 are the same (so blacklisting is a waste of time). They must use a "super-spoofer" app.

    What is most annoying is they leave their taped announcement message on my voicemail every time no matter how many rings I set it for.
     
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    They do E-Mails too. I sometimes get E-Mails about my Sallie Mae account. I don't have a Sallie Mae account since I paid off my college loans years ago. I delete these E-Mails without opening them.
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Grumpy--

    You might want to go to the don't call registry and reregister, as perhaps it got bumped out of the system, whatever. Takes 3 minutes and no pain; might help.
     
  19. TBoneit

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    I used to get the calls with the ships horn and then "This is Your Captain speaking" I think that was a cruise ship scam for a freee(??) cruise on that converted car ferry out of Miami.

    At least they have stopped the car warranty extension phone calls. Those people didn't seem to believe me when I said "really how much for my 1988 Pontiac?" it could have been the sarcastic way I said are You sure my 1988 is expired already? I was also pretty sure they were right when they said your warranty may be expired or about to expire.

    I Either do not get the Rachel calls or they are one of the many unavailable or the other junk calls I see on my caller ID when I look at it around 10PM every night. NO Answering machine or voicemail either.
     
  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, no Rachel for me; hope I don't jinx myself.
    But: Just got a call with an Indian accent, that I won a free security system! Lucky moi!!
    I believe saying the we are winning things makes them think they're exempt.

    The most persistent is the one telling me important news about my credit. Oh, "there's no problem, But....."
     

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