This phone number belongs to a public utility named CallerID4U, Inc., which is run by Paul Maduno and Luis Martinez. They have entered into revenue sharing agreements with telemarketers who make illegal unsolicited telephone calls. They profit directly from these outbound unsolicited telephone calls.
This appears to be a clear violation of a number of laws, including 16 C.F.R. §310.3(b) of the Federal Telemarketing Sales Rule.
Please take a moment to report this call via an online complaint to regulators.
Washington Attorney General Online Complaints:
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Online Complaints:
Federal Do Not Call Complaint Form:
93 S. Jackson Street, Suite 38-480
Seattle WA 98104
Paul Maduno, CEO
For more information about CallerID4U, visit this site:
How it works:
http://complaintwire.org/complaint/ipzhHRymJA ... gon-robo-dialer
People should continually file complaints with their Attorney Generals office and also file with:
If enough people keep complaining then maybe something will get done.
The criminals behind this operation aren't going to pay attention to you asking to be removed from their list. Their calls cost them nothing and they can make a million of them a day so they have no intention of ever removing someone. When you press a key to talk to them all that is accomplished is to verify that they have a working number.
Unfortunately blowing an air horn or whistle doesn't work either. Their headset have noise dampeners plus they are expecting it. However with that said if it makes you feel better then by all means give it a shot.
The banking system is also at fault here, without merchant accounts and ACH processing these criminals could not collect the scammed funds. Though the criminals use obfuscation, layered corporations, multiple bank accounts and offshore stashing, patterns of obvious fraudulent activity become apparent after a short time.
If you are interested in obtaining useful tracking information on the callers, I suggest that you act very interested in the rate reduction scam, as you have multiple high interest cards with large balances. Tell them that you don?t give out card numbers in response to unsolicited calls. However, tell them that if they provide you with a verifiable number that you will then call them back and provide the info.
Since many of the operatives work on commission they will provide direct contact numbers if they believe you are serious about completing the deal. Verified return phone numbers are an excellent tool in tracking the people behind the operations.
Robocalls are illegal unless you have given them prior permission in writing (not worded into some small print contract from a 3rd party) and are absolutely illegal to a cell phone. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act permits individuals who have received certain unlawful telemarketing, such as junk faxes or telemarketing calls, to sue the violator in state courts where they may be awarded up to $1500 for each violation.
You can also try suing them in small claims court. This site has some information on how to proceed. http://www.killthecalls.com
Many of the disposable numbers come from Pacific Telecom Communications Group and they are currently under investigation and in the midst of various lawsuits. (The principles involved have been part of actions by the FCC under other business names).
The Oregon Public Utilities Commission has revoked Pacific Telecom's certificate to provide telecom services in Oregon.
The Indiana Attorney General?s Office filed lawsuits against:
Consumer Credit Group and Proactive Planning Solutions of Arizona for violating Indiana?s Do Not Call Law and Auto-Dialer Act known as the robo-call law. Both companies violated the Credit Service Organization Act and Deceptive Consumer Sales Act by not obtaining $25,000 surety bonds with the state and collecting money upfront without performing any services.
Debt Zero of California for collecting money up front, failing to provide services or a refund and operating without a $25,000 surety bond.
Clear One Advantage of Maryland and Credit Arbitrators of Texas for violating the Credit Service Organization Act and the Deceptive Consumer Sales Act by not obtaining the required surety bonds.
http://www.in.gov/activecalendar/EventList.as ... ation_id=107077
FTC is sending refund checks to 4,468 consumers ?who allegedly were defrauded by a telemarketer who used robocalls (prerecorded voice messages) to pitch worthless credit card rate reduction programs for an up-front fee.?
Proof that current laws mean nothing to these scum suckers. Civil action by the FTC against such criminals is totally ineffective. These criminals need to be charged with Federal Felonies and subjected to significant jail time. All of those involved know that they are violating FTC regulations. The FTC levies huge fines, then rescinds them based on inability to pay. The FTC settles for the minimal cash on hand, and enjoins them from future telemarketing. The criminals sign off, then go right back to business as usual. These same people under different companies have been sued in the past and have only paid a minimal fine. Here are just a few:
Write your Congressmen and Senators. We need CRIMINAL penalties against the companies that are profiting from these calls. Follow the money, slap them in prison, no one left to outsource to overseas boiler rooms, problem solved.
The criminals behind this operation do not come to this site and even if they did they would have no intention of removing someone that posts here.
I use this site to pass on information that I have gathered and hopefully it will give some insight into these criminal operations. I'm just a poor ignorant uneducated country boy from backwoods Wisconsin who has received more than 300 calls from these scum sucking criminals.
Many of these calls are coming from Costa Rica and India and they are using spoofed (false) numbers, which in itself is illegal. They do cold calling for or sell the leads to numerous companies in this country and they know that what they are doing is illegal. Tomorrow this same number may be selling Cruises, Timeshares or Security Systems but if you follow the money it usually ends up in the hands of an American LLC.
These scum are making money by sending their bogus Caller ID information to your phone company. Telephone numbers are Calling Name (CNAM) provisioned and stored in a special database accessible to other telecom utilities. This means that for any outbound call that transmits a special code corresponding to one of their phone numbers, these criminals collect a fee for transmitting the caller ID information to the Local Exchange Carrier receiving the call. When you see a phone number in your caller ID (along with some name like Card Services), your phone company has to reimburse the caller for downloading that info from the database where it?s stored.
These fees are typically fractions of a cent per call however when these fees are aggregated across tens of millions of outbound calls per week, it amounts to significant money. Huge volumes of unsolicited telemarketing calls can drive significant revenue into the pockets of these scum sucking criminals. In return your phone company charges you a fee (it may be hidden or $5 to $15 on your phone bill). Since they only pay out a small portion of this fee you can see why your phone company allows this to continue.
Many of the inbound robo call numbers are spoofed, as most of the bolierhouses, both off and on shore, are using Voip SIP Trunks services. Throwaway DID numbers are also used. Some of the robocalling is operated by the end use scammers directly. Others are contract services who earn a referral fee once you are transferred to the scammers.
If someone makes the mistake of answering the phone and falling for their con then it is just icing on the cake for them. These people are the lowest form of filth on this planet.
Rang mobile. Left no message.
Um, er, ah
I don't think so.
Post back here in a week or so to report.
Thanks for all the detailed research.
You are certainly right that there needs to be a criminal component, since the civil penalties do not seem to deter this fraud segment.
At least what you have documented confirms that contacting the FCC/FTC does produce benefits. However, with BILLIONS of calls made on a yearly basis it is an uphill trek
TrapCall claims to be able to identify "blocked" numbers. I do not see where it claims to trace and identify spoofed numbers, nor callers using VoIP. Apparently TrapCall will list in its look-up reported annoyance (scam) call numbers, but still if you cannot finds them, what good does it do?
Worthless pond scum, phishing for your credit card numbers. Tar. Feathers. Rail. Some assembly required.
Like you all, I just got a call from this number too. I didn't answer, but no message was left.
Tired of getting calls from this number
they called my cell 3 times today what i got was a Automated message, said they were calling about my credit card and how I had a limited time to get a lower interest rate. Press 1 to speak with someone, press 2 to discontinue these notices. (I just hung up.) I'm on the do not call list - shouldn't that stop things like this?
law states they can not call a cell phone and should check the do not call lists at a certain basis of time.what good is the don not call list if these animals still bypass and call.
they called my cell and i got a Automated message, said they were calling about my credit card (though they didn't say what company I use, so clearly just a spam call), and how I had a limited time to get a lower interest rate. Press 1 to speak with someone, press 2 to discontinue these notices. (I just hung up.) I'm on the do not call list - shouldn't that stop things like this?
Received call from this number. Did not answer and looked it up and saw all the comments. I am on the do not call list.
I never answer, they never leave a message. Happens a couple of times a week. Sheesh!
i just want these people to stop calling my phone
Called my business phone with an automated message. When I pushed through to a live person (who seemed to have an American accent) and told them to remove my number as it's a business line, nothing but silence (and background noise of other people talking, like, say, a boiler room phone farm) answered me. So I hung up on them.
If you call them back you get the FCC Automated Opt Out Service. All you have to do is verify the phone number that is calling you and verify your phone number, and within 72 hours it takes effect.
This works for any of those phone calls you get even though your on the Do Not Call List.
I think it's a new service.
These people call at all hours. Really annoying. Just don't pick up if you see this 360 area code. I am on the do not call registry but that doesn't stop crooks.
Got a call from this number @ 12:42 PST.
Same sh..t about wonderful credit card apr.
Called and didn't leave a message. I'm on the "Do Not Call" list.
I like it when Jennifer calls me. :-)
I got this call when I started posting my resume on careerbuilder.com or monster.com
I received a call to, but reversed the questions back to the caller (after pressing #1). The person on the phone got really ticked off that I wouldn't give him any information. I asked him what credit cards he has and would he give me his information and he just got more angry at me.
stop calling me...if it is important that is what voice mail is for
SCAM. They called back. I said "hello." A woman with a foreign accent wanted to talk about lowering my credit card rates. When I asked for details, she hung up.
I received a call a half hour ago. Since I didn't recognize the number, I let my voicemail get it, but of course they hung up without leaving a message. I too am on the do not call list. A lot of good it's doing!
Sued and Won
What a joke: Use a service like TrapCall to identify who the company actually is. Once you have a street address, send a certified signature receipt letter telling them to stop calling, or you will file a lawsuit. Make sure to check the tracking number and print out the results once it is delivered. If they call you again, record it and save your telephone statement. Every time they call after you make a recorded request for them to stop, increases the amount you can sue for by $1500. I sued a telemarketer last year by following these steps, and won a judgement in excess of 10,000. I am not a lawyer, but I researched a lot, and had the law on my side.
Got a call today. B!tched them out and they hung up.