They just called. Claimed to he a check fraud investigator. I don't use checks.
They said they are a consumer fraud investigator. It is a robo call. They ask you to call 704-412-5676.
Hey I got the same call regarding the Political Survey and I hit 1 I talked to the person, he stated I won a free trip to the bahamas so I listen it sound good the only thing about payment was the port tax which is true so I signed up looking forward on going to the Bahamas YEAH
voice says political surveys of america "this is sara.....
I get this call all the time
Been getting these calls for a while now. I keep pressing the number to be removed from the list but it doesn't seem to work
5 rings, no message left when ans machine kicked in, refuse to pick up if no one talks.
I do not have caller ID so I do not know the source no. of the call. I was at first told it was Caribbean Cruise Lines which I know. Then I was told the website was "My2012Vacation.com. A female agent began reading script about how I had won this wonderful vacation. She said the only thing I would have to pay were port taxes. She wanted me me to supply a credit card no. I declined, stating that I would respond via the internet since she had asked for my email address and said an email was being sent. I knew it had to be a scam from the outset but wanted to see how they were doing it. It was pretty slick and would fool any old lady or stupid person looking for something for nothing. The email they were supposed to send never arrived. Pure scam. Why does Caribbean Cruise Lines, a legitimate company, not act to prevent this use of their name. Caribbean Cruise Lines does not do themselves a service by allowing this to continue.
They called from 503-902-8122, it was a survey on politics. Once done with the survey it annouced that I won a trip on Carribean Cruises to the Bahamas. The guy said he was in Fort Lauderdale behind Denny's off of Commercial and Federal. I used to live in that area, so we small talked. He promoted the killer deal, and I asked what the catch was he stated that I would have to pay $59 for one person at the docks due to government fee from passing into another territories, and a additional $59 for my guest. I said that I would call him back and he said that he could not give me his number due to the mass call volume!? I said that I would not just give him my money without proof thatb he is actually Carribean, he said this deal was a one tme, one household deal. He than got another fast talker on the phone and gave me their e-mail www.my2012vacation.com. Once he knew I was not budging with out proof he hung up! The next day 4/11/12, I started receiving calls from an Unvailable number with the guy leaving me two messages! I thought this was a one time deal? It is outrageous that people scam on peoples emotions for the sake of money! I mean who would not want to go on a free vacation to the Bahamas, get a real job scammers!
I just got the same call on my cell phone (it's my primary number) -- took the political survey and was transferred to an agent. I told him right off the bat I would not be giving him any information over the phone -- especially since he called me. He said to go to the www.my2012vacation.com to verify he was legit (yeah right). I went there while we were on the phone. I found it very odd that there was no Contact Us information. When I mentioned that to him he gave me two phone numbers to call. Wanted me to put him on hold and call and then come back to the phone to "get registered" (which was going to cost $59.95/per person). I told him I couldn't do all that now and had to go to a meeting. He then said I could call the numbers he gave and get transferred to him. Unfortunately I did give him my name and phone number in the beginning (not sure why I did that).
I do not plan to call the numbers. He also gave me the whole spiel about empty rooms,etc. Wouldn't have minded a cruise but I think I'll purchase one the old fashioned way. I'm a FIRM believer that if it sounds too good to be true...it probably is! So glad I found this string online. I hope my posts helps others as well. BTW, my representative's name was Paul Williams (that even sounds made up). The numbers he gave me were 800-221-8200 and 954-485-0608. I don't plan to call.
HAS ANYONE ACTUALLY GONE ON THE CRUISE OR EVEN ATTEMPTED TO TAKE THE OFFER UP I WANT TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS WETHER ITS A SCAM OR NOT IF YOU JUST HUNG UP WE CAN NEVER KNOW..
just got off phone with my 2012 vacation.
had them on the line for about an hour and a half.lol lol
figured they were a scam after answering there 3 stupid pol. questions....
i had a blast leading these fool on !!!!!
even had them call my wife !!!!
she had fun toooo....
myabe they will call back again!!!!!
many annoying dsturbancs
I think these guys are just changin they phone number. This mesage was obout anuther number bu sound like the same company. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REPOST THIS RESPONSE TO OTHER SITES OR FOR OTHER SIMILAR PHONE CALLS ON THIS SITE.
THIS PHONE NUMBER IS ALLEGEDLY ONE OF MANY MANY PHONE NUMBERS CONNECTED TO ONE COMPANY.
Many people have commented about this so I wanted to share my experience with these calls, after reading all the comments and after having researched FTC harassment policies on phone calls. These type of calls are allegdly NOT only coming from this one phone number. Read on....
This number that you are complaining about, 971-220-1183, is most likely one of a long list of alias phone numbers allegedly used by the same company. This company allegedly used to claim to be Credit Card Services, Member Services, etc. Over that past year, this company allegedly uses this number along with about 100 other numbers from different area codes all over the country. They allegedly change the number daily, weekly or monthly depending on their internal computer telemarketing program. So, one week you may allegedly get the call from an area code in Oregon and then two days later you may allegedly get the call from an area code in Arkansas. It most likely is the same company and this company is allegedly using a different number to call you in the hopes that you will pick up your phone. The company will allegedly keep changing the area code and number until they get the right combination that will make you want to answer the call. Allegedly, from their view, it is allegedly like trying to unlock a safe with the right combination of numbers until they open the safe (in this case, the safe is you and the way they get it open is to use the right combination of phone number that will get you to answer the call). That is why the company allegedly keeps changing the number that you see on your caller ID.
This company allegedly has your phone number on file from some type of list they allegedly bought. The way your number got on their list is not relevant----it could be from almost anything so trying to figure out how they got your number is not going to help you and will just make you paranoid. Having read all the posts on this and other sites like this site about this phone number as well as all the posts on all the other numbers that this company has allegedly used, it seems clear that there is no clear way to determine how your phone number got on their list because people who have posted about this number and other types of calls similar to this number state over 100 different places that they believe their number came from. So, there is no real way to know how they allegedly got your number but do know that they allegedly do have you in their system and they are allegedly going to keep calling and calling and allegedly keep changing their number again and again.
This company is now allegedly claiming to be a political survey company but as other posts have claimed, this allegedly seems to be front for them to get around the Do Not Call list protection of political surveys (political survey companies are apparently exempted from the Do Not Call list so this seems to be the present tactic that this company is allegedly using to call you). As other posters have stated, once you answer the call the survey questions allegedly turn into a survey that is allegedly attempting to allegedly get your financial and personal information. As a responsible adult, we should not be giving out any financial or personal information over the phone to an unknown company that we do not know. Political surveys NEVER ask for this type of personal information (it invalidates their surveys as a matter of academic code) and more importantly, you should just REFUSE to give out any information about your personal financial or identifying information over the phone to any survey company as it is NOT required for ANY REAL SURVEY. Just say NO!
There are a few posts on this and other sites that state that you can ask to be taken off the list by pressing "1" or by going to a website connected to the phone number or survey. Allegedly, when you ask, in any manner, to be taken off this company's list, this allegedly validates your phone number as a "real live" phone number. This allegedly makes your phone number even MORE attractive to the company and allegedly your phone number may be now be considered as a prime candidate for future calls. This is all alleged and there seems to be no real way to prove that this is what occurs. However, when you read the posts from this any other sites like this site, you can see many people who have asked to have their number removed by using either the press "1" tactic or the website tactic (and there are people who have stated that they actually talked to a live person and asked that their number be removed only to be allegedly laughed at and verbally abused by the person who called them). You will also notice that usually when someone posts on this and other sites and advises people to NOT to press "1" or NOT to go to the website or NOT to call back the number and asked to be taken off, almost immediately after that post someone responds with a new post that they had done one of those 3 things to be taken off the list and LIKE MAGIC (ha ha ha) ,it worked for them. Wow, so cool that it worked for only these people so fast. I wonder who these special people could be that have the magic touch to get their phone number removed from the list so easily. Does it seem a bit odd that every time someone posts that you should NOT validate that your phone number is a working number by pressing "1", going to the website or calling the company back, that someone else IMMEDIATELY posts that you SHOULD do this? Connect the dots folks---you validate your phone number is real and live when you ask to be taken off their list. Also note in reading the posts that you still have hundreds of other people claiming that when they tried to be taken off the list all that did was accelerate the phone calls that they got. Your choice as to what to do. (watch for a post below this to claim that they pressed "1" and it worked like magic for them!)
Everyone likes to win something. Sweepstakes, trips etc. The alleged claims that you are eligible or have won something are all allegedly a hook to get you to give personal and financial information to them. They allegedly feed on your belief that you are "special" and "important" and they allegedly try to gain your trust through flattery and disarming your defenses. What would you tell a child to do in these cases? So, then follow your own advice and be vigilant about your personal and financial information and don't talk to strangers who claim to want to help you.
Other posters have stated that they answer the call and the questions and attempt to waste the callers time by being evasive or staying on the call for as long as they can. One poster from another site allegedly stated that she had put her 5 year old daughter on the phone to talk gibberish to the caller. OH NO---you should probably think hard about letting your kids talk to these people!! It is recommended that you do not spend time on the phone trying to waste the time of the telemarketer from this company as all you are doing is setting yourself up for future problems. This is not advised and allegedly only puts you at future risk. Folks, you are allegedly dealing with a very intricate, very polished, time tested and very slick pitch. Be on guard!
Some advice received from unidentified law enforcement is to NEVER answer the call. If you have the ability on your cell phone to ignore the call by pressing a specific button, this is even better. Not all phones have this ability. If the call goes to voicemail. there is not a lot you can do to prevent this. These type of companies allegedly do not leave voicemails --- they just allegedly call and call until someone picks up. When you don't pick up, they allegedly go on to another phone number.
The Do Not Call list is allegedly not going to help you but YOU SHOULD register a complaint for each occurrence and for each number. FTC recommends this for each and every call that you consider to be harassment. The Do Not Call list is very hard on the option of "left a recorded message" so if there was a recorded message left on your voicemail OR if you did actually answer the call and there was a recorded message, please select this option when you file your complaint. Yep, the FTC really can go after a company when they leave an unsolicited recorded message. You can really get the attention of the FTC if you state that they left a recorded message so if there is a possibility that the company left a recorded message or you heard a recorded message (called a robo call), please list this in your complaint on the Do Not Call list. Although there are exemptions for "political" organizations, you can still complain if the call was not "solely" political in nature (they attempted to get other personal information or financial information from you)
You can try to block the number that the company is allegedly using that day but you will just allegedly have to add future numbers that the company allegedly will use in the future. Many phone companies offer the block list but you allegedly will quickly fill up your block list with the various iterations of the phone number that this company is allegedly using to call you. Today it may be this number and tomorrow, it may allegedly be another number allegedly coming from the same company. Be on guard against this when you look at your caller ID. This company allegedly has many heads but one body so remember that when you see these type of calls in the future.
This is not legal advice and should not be construed as such. You have to make your own decisions.
also, see these two websites allegedly have more information on this number
http://www.my2012vacation.com carribean cruise lines SCAM
They call for a political survey you answer 4 questions, then they connect you for your free cruise. Some guy tells you to check the website my2012vacation.com if you ask if they are legitimate. If you really wanted to book a cruise from the site, there is absolutely no way to do so. Not even a phone number or contact, but a really nice looking professional site. Check the WHOIS.net and other databases. NOT EVEN REGISTERED, which is unusual and a bit scary, how are they getting around not being registered on whois? Checked the internet archives, no history of website, ever. Again, strange for a business.
Then he comes back to the phone and asks me did I see the website, did I get my certified email. The email looks professional as well, and there is even license number. There is no business information for this company or website. Then he asks can I imagine myself at the places at the website, blah blah, I let him go on. I knew it was a scam from the beginning, but I wanted to see how smooth theses guys are getting. Pretty smooth. For some one not as internet savvy they would get taken. Checked the Florida BBB, listed as volshell golf cruises with a rating of F. 4 complaints not resolved and BBB could not located them.
I got the same call but from (505) 457-1194 (Oregon) . The lady gave me a call back # (213)550-3111, but said she was in Ft. Lauderdale. Damn scam thank you ma'm.
Nuisance call. No one answers.
M & A
I have my personal cell phone for my disabled mom. I take care of my mom from 9 am to 6 or 7 p.m. every day plus running to the store, etc and taking care of my household. I have been getting so many unrecognized numbers that I have to put my cell on silent at night just so I can sleep. My mom has a heart monitor that directly calls my cell in case of an emergency when I am not there.Our house is right behind my mom's house and I can be there in less than 1 minute. I am scared to death as it is when my cell phone rings. I have got to get these telemarketing scammers to stop calling my cell everyday and at all hours. I never answer them and they never leave any messages. But I have to constantly have my phone attached to me and always be checking it. PLEASE!HELP ME,
M & A
This number has been calling me for a while now on my personal cell phone. I do not know who they are and I do not answer since I do not recognize. No message is ever left.
please check this no :502 873 0247 ,but when u call back is ans. a voice mail box from a sprint no
602 502 8730 wich is a little bit similar to other.
they pretend to do an political survey but in reality they are a scam trying to colect tax money for an pretended cruise trip u won!!!!!
Angry Bird in California
Received multiple spam phone calls from this number and others listed below. I am on the Federal Do Not Call list - and these lowlifes are apparently using an autodialer to get mobile phone numbers.
Please do not give them any info, or even call back to press "1" as they have shown that they are scum.
Here are the numbers that are all apparently from the same scammers:
Good luck in getting these scammers punished - block them if possible, set ringers to silent if you have no other option.
Just got a call from 843-619-7688 offering free 2 day Bahamas cruise for answering 4 political questions ...Spoke to female who stated her name is Charlotte id # 4983...after telling me about all the cruise has to offer , she gave me website www.myvacation.com, .placed me on hold and call got dropped ......i decided to check out the web site and found this info ...good looking out .....
February , 2012 I just recieved the same call just as you have it posted!! I smelled a scam too.. The guy could not even spell... lol what an idiot... and the website he gave just like yours does not exist... He must be a new comer to the game cause this one didn't fall for it.... Now whos laughing...hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa .
They have a number 5613644140 call back it's a Florida number real business you can google their address
Well on the cruise and the big package deal to Orlando is real. Why they hang up I'd they have alloy of calls the Web site is a servery I did then got the call then paid it that daY 3 months set it up and had a great time with my man
I did the survey, and then I was talking to the representative, and pulled up a search on their site. While giving them info, I started reading this at the same time. Glad I didn't give them my credit card info! And they gave me a different number to call them back (I told them I had an emergency at work so I had to go). It was 1-800-221-8200. The number that called me was 843-619-3523.
I just found (after a few years!) that my old nokia phone supports screening of phone numbers: If you put a number on the list, it will not ring, nor go to voicemail, and if you see it on your "missed calls" list, it is identified as a screened call. I bet many other phones have that capability. What a great thing to use!
I had thought that screened calls were "good" calls that I identified for "call waiting".
This number and another similar have called three times in last two days. I don't answer,but it's still irritating and I wish it would stop.
Solve this problem with a SILENT ring tone.
To do this use the record option on your phone. Record SILENCE for 1 second. Save the phone number that you want and assign the name "Do not answer". Assign the silent ring tone to this number.
After that when they call you will not be bothered because you will not hear a ring as it is silent. The only way you know they called is when you look at your phone and see that you missed a call. When you see the missed call was from "Do not answer" you can just laugh.
Does not block the call but otherwise solves the problem.
The do not call list is for legitimate advertisers. Scammers don't pay any attention to it. Political surverys a requests for charitable donations are exempt. So don't blame the do not call list. post your complaints to the FCC and we'll see if they are paying attention.