Comcast really should add more than 12 numbers we can block. Like 12 is great, but my cell phone can block unlimited numbers will the Call Control App.
I believe this is one on a series of numbers used to offer lower interest rates on credit cards. Sometime they leave a v/m, most times just a hang-up. The code in caller id always starts with a V followed by the date and time of the call. Also other trailing numbers that I have not been able to decipher. Some Other #'s with same pattern are:
i didnt answer, they did not leave a message.
these call are just scams, blocking or reporting the number doesnt help because they just change the number and keep calling.
Dont answer these calls, and dont call them back. when you answer, or call back, or talk to someone, or press 9 to be added to their do not call list - that just lets them know that your number is a working number. then they flag it is as a working number. therefore you will get repeated calls from them and all their scam buddies. because it is an illegal operation and they change numbers and stories often (free alarm system scam, credit card interest rate lowering scam, we will pray with you scam, donation scam, free cruise scam, problem with you accont scam, ect) they DO NOT CARE about the do not call list. they call as many people as the can, changing the story on occasion just to scam an unsuspecting person out of money. the more people they call, the more chances they have of stealing from us.
every number called by the robo callers that dead end gets tossed out, and the ones flagged as working(casue you called back or answered) get stored, passed around illegally, and worst of all - called repeatedly.
BEST ADVICE - NEVER MAKE ANY MONETARY TRANSACTION OVER THE PHONE, EVER. ESPECIALLY IF THEY CALLED YOU. and dont ever give out personal or financial info over the phone, especially if they called you. SIMPLY, IF THEY CALLED YOU - YOU REALLY DONT KNOW WHO YOU ARE TALKING TO.
if everyone STOPS making monetay transaction over the phone - this will stop. if they never make any money this way, it will stop because it will never pay off.
Even if a charity calls, and you are interested, DONT GIVE MONEY OVER THE PHONE. have them mail you donation paperwork and verify its valid. if they refuse to do this it is most likely a SCAM.
NO MONEY OVER THE PHONE - MEANS NO MORE CALLS (YEAH) from these scam, telemarketer, timeshare, ect scumbags.
stop calling me!!
Unknown caller of phone logs.
I've probably received 50 calls from that number and a host of others using the same message on robot dialers and the same script if you get a live scammer after pressing the appropriate button. Being retired, I have plenty of time to waste their time. I string them along (Wow! I'd LOVE to get a better rate! Tell me MORE!") until they request a valid credit card number so they can check my credit. I ask, "Have you ever heard about the FTC Do Not Call Registry, a**hole?" and hang up.
sick of it!
The same ole' "Lower your interest rate" scam. Every time I press "1" to talk to them, to find out who they are- they HANG UP ON ME immediately!!! Go figure! What a scam! Stop calling. It's at least a couple times each week!!!
How do you get them to stop calling?
Set your answering service message as follows:
Hello (wait a few seconds) HELLO (wait a few seconds) then proceed with your message.
The automated programs think you have answered the phone. The automated systems will kick it over to be answered by their service reps. (Sometimes they don't answer because they don't have enough services reps. That is why you get those annoying calls with the long silence when you answer.) This is great because they have to pay for a call being completed. The service reps do get angry. (Part of the fun.)
To make this plan easy to work with, just set all WANTED calls to an easily recognized ring tone. Ignore the rest and let your answering machine or service do all the work:)
The calls to my home have decreased since doing this.
Lower interest rates . They hang up when you begin to ask questions .
I forgot to add, I filled a complaint with them, the FTC and the Illinois State Attoney General (wating to here from).
Here is the whole letter, notice it keeps reffering to area cone 206, I filled the complaint with the 360 area code.
RE: Pacific Telecom Communications Group
File #: 413335
Dear RJA [I changed]
Our office has received your complaint regarding the phone calls you have been receiving. We understand how annoying and frustrating it is to receive unwanted telephone calls.
Unfortunately, unscrupulous telemarketers use a variety of methods to conceal their true identity and location in order to avoid detection. Sometimes, telemarketers obtain telephone numbers that are assigned to certain area codes and assign those numbers to telephone equipment that is not located in that area code. Another method telemarketers use to avoid detection is ?caller I.D. spoofing,? which means a telemarketer uses a false caller-identification number so that the phone number appearing on your caller I.D. is not the actual phone number of the telephone equipment placing the call.
We have determined that the telephone number you reported as the source of the calls is owned by Pacific Telecom Communications Group, which is located in Los Angeles, California. Pacific Telecom provides telephone numbers, many of which have 206 area codes, to subscribers. However, many of the subscribers who obtain the 206 telephone numbers from Pacific Telecom are not located in Washington state and could be located anywhere. Under these circumstances, there is very little this office can do to locate the physical presence of the party who is making the calls. However, you should report these calls to the Federal Trade Commission by filing a complaint online at: https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx.
If you would like to learn more about caller I.D. spoofing, you can find additional information on the Federal Communication Commission?s website: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/caller-id-and-spoofing.
Thank you for contacting our office. Your correspondence will become a part of the public record.
Just recieved a e-mail from the Washington State Attoney General. Here is a paragraphe of the letter I received,
"Unfortunately, unscrupulous telemarketers use a variety of methods to conceal their true identity and location in order to avoid detection. Sometimes, telemarketers obtain telephone numbers that are assigned to certain area codes and assign those numbers to telephone equipment that is not located in that area code. Another method telemarketers use to avoid detection is ?caller I.D. spoofing,? which means a telemarketer uses a false caller-identification number so that the phone number appearing on your caller I.D. is not the actual phone number of the telephone equipment placing the call."
Then they went on to sugest I fill out a complaint with the FTC, Which I have done at least 5 times for this number.
I had to laugh when I read your message, because it reminded me of my Grandpa! He got one of those air horns like they use on boats. They are extremely loud! He used it a couple times and it really worked!!
There is a law but it takes forever for it to be reinforced on your line. Then it is no good after a short while, usually a couple days. The registry you can call is the 1-800 do not call list. Or I think you can look up Do not call@1800. gov. I listed my home phone and my brand new cell. I started getting immediate 1800 phone calls on my cell!! I am so angry about this because you can't trust Government websites, I think they actually sell your numbers to the highest bidder!!!
Good luck I hope you are more successful then I was!!!!!!
it's the new thing for collection agency's. , Delta Outsourse Group in O'Fallon,MO. is the caller & not there office #. It's a spoof #. & it's Illegal, even if your not on the DO NOT CALL List, it's a fraud(scam)under the FCC. laws. so save the message or the phone # that called you. report it to your ATT.General in your state or a lawyer & sue them to death. That mean's everybody who got this call.
The reason a large portion of the people are having trouble with this number is because this number is being "Spoofed" by Delta Outsource Group, a collection agency located in O'Fallon, MO. They will try and gather enough information to create an account. Many bank accounts have been drained by this establishment and many "Spoofed" phone numbers have been fraudulently used to aquire information.
This not only hurts people by the harrassment, but also hurts the establishment that the number belongs to.
Note: Insight Services is affiliated with Delta Outsource Group.
Got tired of hearing these jerks so this morning I pressed one and talked to an operator and acted interested. After a minute or two I said would you mind if I asked you a question. When they said yes I said "Do you think your parents would be proud of you since you have grown up to be a low life fraud?" They hung up. Guess I got my answer.
I keep getting call from 360-474-3908, they call four, five times a day
I get calls from these people all the time - "lower your interest rates on your credit cards" - they are doubly annoying because I HAVE NO CREDIT CARDS AT ALL! I've tried going through with the message and talking with someone - it gets you nowhere - they don't seem to understand who you are or why you're upset and they have apparently nothing they can do. ARRRGH
I keep getting these calls about credit card lowering interest. I've reported it more than once, but they still continue to call and leave messages. The DO NOT CALL list seems to mean nothing.
FCC...YA they are the ones with the top 5 on the commission found to be watching porn on their computers 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Computers were confiscated. We heard no more. Must be still "working" doing their job. Never heard they were fired. This is why Do Not Call list does not work any more. Ask yous US Senator what happened. When your US Rep or Senator is campaigning tell him/her you want them to make YOUR life easier by making the FCC do its' job.
I have filed camplaints with the Illinois and Washington Attoney Generals as well as the FTC. hagning-up will not stop their calls becasue a computer does the dialing.
They called me for the 4th time. Each time I told them I was on the Do Not Call list. This time I also informed them that not only was I reporting them to the FTC but also the Illinois Attorney General and the Washington Attorney General.
Answer these calls "911 what's your emergency"... they'll stammer a bit then just hang up and have a good laugh
This is only one of the many numbers that "Rachel from Card Services" uses. Seems like there is no way to shut them down.
And also, she doesn't own a computer, a credit card or a cell phone. So you dumb a***s are just randomly picking people to make their lives miserable. Get a life!
I am her daughter. She is 85 years old and you're calling her early in the morning and late at night. She is on the NO CALL LIST!!!!! LEAVE HER THE F*** ALONE!!!!!
This telephone number belongs to Pacific Telecom Communications Group. They are a public utility who's business involves facilitating telemarketing calls, a possible violation of 16 C.F.R. §310.3(b) of the Federal Telemarketing Sales Rule.
For more information about the people behind this unsolicited call, go here: http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com
If you want to stop these unsolicited telemarketing calls, PLEASE send a complaint to Washington State regulators about these illegal calls from Pacific Telecom's phone numbers:
Washington Attorney General Online Complaints: https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ComplaintForm.aspx
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Online Complaints: http://www.utc.wa.gov/consumers/Pages/ConsumerComplaintForm.aspx
Contact info for Pacific Telecom Communications Group's legal representative, F Antone Accuardi:
Pacific Telecom Communications Group
12228 Venice Blvd. Suite 559
Los Angeles, CA 90066
I thinks it's pretty much a given that any organization with the word "Federal" in it is going to be ineffective and inept.
That only works if they're a legitimate company to begin with.