I also got a similar call yesterday at around 1 or 2 pm in the afternoon and the line went like " Hello this is Lisa calling about your credit card. There is no problem...,." and it goes something like " you can be eligible to lower your interest rate by 6 percent. Total SCAM! I am also on the do not call list and reporting it would not work that well. I hope you all blocked this number already.
I got a call from a company offering me a lower interest rate on my credit card claiming that I have been chosen for my good credit history. I couldn't get their company name right but the website was lowermyccrates.com, this is a SCAM, unfortunately I had to cancel my credit card immediately and my bank issued a new one. they had all my information right including my credit history, my recent transactions and payment. he said he is based in BC.
They want personal credit card information and when you call them back the are out of order.
"to scam you", of course. just read some of the messages on here.
good plan, but...
when you call them back on the number shown on callerid, it says "not in service". but even if it weren't spoofed, calling their incoming number won't tie up their outgoing lines.
just make them repeat and explain everything over and over, even put them on hold if you can, just to keep them on the line.
it's run by the government, 'nuff said?
you are making one (unfounded) assumption, that they are calling from, and therefore subject to, canadian law.
almost all the complainants here report a caller with a heavy east indian accent. with cheap voip phone rates, it's a safe bet that they're running their boiler-rooms where the cheap east indian labour lives, and only spoofing a canadian callerid.
political parties and registered charities are EXPLICITLY exempt from the do-not-call-list. (and, indirectly, so are the fraudsters, because they aren't going to register with no association, and they don't pay no fines.)
but that doesn't stop them from using the do-not-call-list as a calling list. and the last time i checked, the feds were making the list widely available, they were not seeding it, and they were not requiring users to post a large monetary bond to ensure their compliance.
"money talks and b.s. walks."
what's to stop any person from getting the list (it HAS to be supplied to telemarketers so they who not to call), and then using an offshore boiler-room (hello, do those east indian accents sound familiar?!) to call every single one of them?
you've got to be nuts to trust politicians to run ANYTHING - they'd go broke running a whorehouse in an army camp.
many calls from this number 1 403 255 8807, I just don't bother to answer.
If you get a call in Canada. Ask to speak to a supervisor. If you tell a supervisor to stop calling, they are required by law to stop calling. Sometimes it gets difficult to get a supervisor..they hang up on you when you ask for the supervisor. I also don't hang up...keep them on the line...you are tying up one of their lines. They don't like it. Do it about 6-8 times and you end up on their don't call list. i have done it multiple times with companies.
Gotta be careful cause some people get access of your phone line after you hit 9 and can call long distance on your dime. If it wasn't for that I would to to get as much info from them as I could and then tell them what I think of their idiotic scam.
Exactly, I tried calling that 403 number as well. It's not in service.
More and more of these scammers are spoofing their phone numbers, so whatever number pops up on call display is irrelevant lately. Although, you can still use the call block feature of your phone and at least have the phone stop ringing from those spoofed numbers.
Forget the DNCL, there are so many loop holes around that, and exceptions that it's a bit of a joke. You are potentially worse off by listing your numbers. At least, that's the way I feel and the calls have certainly increased since registering my numbers. Anyone, outside of Canadian jurisdiction or those that spoof numbers can call you at their leisure with little to no repercussions.
If the number of savvy people start increasing, the incidence of these calls should decrease. But we'll see. Until then, ignore the call.
Yes, same situation here. They call approx. every 3-4 days, although it used to be more frequent.
Call Display: use it, love it. If I don't know a number, I'm not picking up, plain and simple. If I do happen to answer absentmindedly, I'll ask for a call back number, website and so on. Never ever make rash decisions. Be polite, as they have your residential information presumably.
I'm considering buying a Panasonic home phone with a call blocker feature built in. Program the number in and at least the phone won't ring. It's an option anyone.
There are so many of these calls. If it's not political rep, marketing agency, registered charities, then it's scammers of a wide assortment.
At least 2 calls per day from any of the above.
To lesson the annoyance, call display / blocks is the best we can do.
I'm in agreement that the DNCL is not exactly fool proof and I'm sure I've been receiving more calls since adding numbers to that website.
Worst case scenario is, change your numbers and start again. Yet this time, don't register your numbers on the DNCL and see what happens.
why not just put their number on the do not call list!!! 403-255-8807!!!
Frequent calls from this #.
do not call anymore
I just received a call from this
phone number,so this number has not been disconnected,as we were told on here!!!
I never buy from telemarketers
Called my DO-NOT-CALL land-line at 16:21 Pacific yesterday.
They are probably using an automated dialer, dialing "random" numbers, and happened to hit your "unlisted" cell-phone number, as well as mine.
I called their number, and got an intercept -- "this number is not in service".
So, they are "spoofing" their caller-ID information.
non stop calling..even on a cell i just got art xmas..how the heck did they get my cell number..never give out this number
I doubt the explanation above, I just recieved the call Feb 2012.
I called the number back and got a recording saying it was not in service. This is a way for telemarketers to harass you without being harassed back. Notify the DNCL with your complaint and they will investigate.
I received one of the silent calls today, February 4, 2012. No message was left on my answering machine. I was eating supper at the time the call came in. I figure that real friends and legitimate callers would most likely leave a message.
No Takers (again!)
My typing was not perfect, but my thoughts were clear! I did say that when I tried to call this number BACK, I was told the number was not in service. Also I said that if these people behind this scam got a REAL job, they could make an honest living, and face us with a real phone number, a real name, and they could actually feel like they were sucessful business people, right? And I would add, that all phone companies that allow these scammers to use phone connections ought to consider what they are doing to our "civil society"!
Dude you guys all got it wrong! Credit card support saved me so much debt! Thank you so much!
Same robo call spammers from India and Pakistan. They're using internet phones and faking the caller ID info that goes out. Maybe we should pull the plug on them...
403-255-8807 called my number in Alberta on Feb. 4, 2012 at 5:09 PM. The recorded message was repeated 3 times: "There is no problem with your account. You are eligible for a 6% interest rate on your credit card. Press 9 to speak to an agent." Call Display indicated that the caller was unknown. This message did not give us the option of pressing a number to be removed from the list. When I tried to call this number bac, I was told "this number is not in service." I got an almost identical message on Nov. 11/11, Oct. 11/11, and Dec. 22/11. How sad! If these people would just get a read job, and work to make an honest living, they would not have to hide their identity, would they?
they called but did not leave a message.
No Can do with these folks. They'll tell you they aren't authorized. Request a supervisor and there isn't one available. Tell them you'll wait, they'll tell you to F&*(k off and hang up.