These people called me and pretended to be a collection agency for a payday advance company. They threatened to have me arrested (I also received mysterious calls from "911" stating they were the police department and had an arrest warrant for me and I needed to call this number.) When I called the police department, they told me that they never call you to tell you there's an arrest warrant for you, and expecially not from 911.
These people are trying to scare you into sending them money for past due payday advances. They will tell you all your information like they are legitimate (SS#, your birthday, your driver's license number, etc.)but they are just scammers. Don't send them any money!!!!
I just pick the phone up & let them listen to what ever Radio Talk Show is on.
Many calls from this number, with various stories: they are updating our company Google listing, they are selling home security, on and on. When I mentionl I'm on the do not call list they either get rude or hang up. Enough, already. Shows as various things on caller ID: "customer" usually.
Do what I do....speak with them and show your interest in the product. Keep them on as long as you can and then tell them "nahhhh, I changed my mind," and hang up.
To beat telemarketers at their own game, you need to know some of the 'rules' that they play by... Workers in a 'boiler room' (call center) have to make a certain number of calls (and perhaps sales) to keep their job. While cussing them out, blowing a whistle in their ear, etc. may give yourself some degree of gratification, the telemarketer merely hangs up and moves on to the next person. Their real nightmare is wasting time on a call that doesn't result in a sale/lead.
To end calls from a telemarketer that won't obey the law, you need to have your number 'blacklisted' (taken off their call list). The surest way to do this is to waste their time. Here's two ways to do that...
First, determine if the caller is a live person or a robocaller. If it's a robocaller, give it a fake address and name. I like to use the address of the local police department and a name made up of common names. Forget about using the name of a famous person, cute names (U. R. Stupid), or cuss words... the robo caller is programmed to ignore them.) An abandoned house and the former occupant's name is quite handy. You will probably be contacted by a live person to schedule an appointment for a representative to come out and upsell you an alarm system. When the representative calls you, make an appointment, but be sure that you don't take the appointment they offer (you have a doctor's appointment, remember?). Now here's the important part... When the representative calls you that he/she can't your, tell them that you are on the do not call list and that you are going to keep making fake appointments until they quit calling you, and then immediately hang up. They'll blacklist you in a hurry.
If you get a telemarketer that's a live person, then your job is much easier... Lead them on that you are interested. Most telemarketers will only speak with a homeowner. Be creative and tell them that you live with your parent/relative, boy/girlfriend and that you'll get them since they own the house. Tell the telemarketer that they had mentioned that the other day/week that they were thinking about buying (whatever the telemarketer is selling). Tell them to hold on and that you'll get get the person. Come back 30 seconds later and tell them that he/she is in the bathroom/getting clothes out of the dryer/taking food out of the oven and will be there in a couple minutes. Put the phone down and go about your life... knowing that you are helping the telemarketer waste his/her life. The secret is to be creative and have fun. After you've done this a couple times, it'll will just come naturally. (BTW, the longest I've had a telemarketer waiting for "Grandma" to come to the phone in her wheelchair is 21 minutes!)
I can't promise 100% success, but every one of the telemarketers that I've done this to have stopped calling me; they don't want to waste time calling me again. Good luck!
They called twice a day until I put them on my Time Warner blocked list. This is a Baltimore, Md. number but I think they also have a Utah phone number that they kept calling from until I blocked it.
Repeated calls to my home and business phone over the last few days. No one ever speaks. A bit fed up and ready to just stop answering the phone.
how can this company be contacted?
Play along with the scammer! Waste as much of his/her time as you can! They only make money when someone falls for their BS. The more of their time you waste, the fewer opportunities they'll have to get lucky with someone else!
they keep cal. want them to stop
Pressing "#2 for the do not call list" verifies your phone number and gets it sold to other criminals. You need to call your Congressman/Senators and insist that they (if they are Republicans) stop de-funding the FCC's enforcement of the Do Not Call List, that they claim "kills jobs". It does kill jobs - JOBS FOR CRIMINALS.
In our county, folks that have allowed these folks to come to their homes for a "security inspection" have had their homes broken into within the next few weeks, after the criminals learned what alarm system they had, if any, and got the layout of the house, locks, overall security, etc. The local Sheriff even put an article in the newspaper warning people not to talk to these criminals. Meanwhile, our nutjob Congressman makes it impossible for the FTC and FCC to do their jobs and go after these criminals - in the name of "free speech" and "jobs". Hopefully, our Sheriff will be able to lure some of these folks into an arrest situation, but that will only snare a couple of the many.
Don't talk to these people. Get a freon charged, handheld, "boat horn", press #1, and when they answer give them the boat horn in the ear. It's about all you can do in the scofflaw, criminal coddling environment we now live in.
For some reason these security system companies always call my office number. I've requested i be taken off the list but they keep calling.
"Best security system that money can buy!"
"A nuclear bomb."
"*pause*...We can offer you a great discount rate if you consider our starter package today."
"Lovely! I sure will! But first, is it compatible with a nuclear bomb?"
"*slightly longer pause* What?"
"My boss only consider systems that can interface with our nuclear bomb. You wouldn't want it to go off accidentally cause of some incompatible couplers right? Let me go check the serial number and model and you can tell me if it's compatible."
*Puts the phone down and goes to make herself some coffee*
If you can't stop them, mock them.
What good is the Do Not Call List. These f'in people still keep calling. They don't even have the balls to identify themselves
I also pressed one to talk to someone. I asked why they keep calling when I said to remove my number from their list. She hung up on me.
I changed my message to, the number you have dialed...********** is no longer in service. I'll see how that works. It never pays to answer these creeps, and I do not like paying for service to be annoyed. They get your number from people that sell the number, credit card co, hotels and motels, and damn near any where you have to give people a phone number.
Received Call 7:47 pm. No answer on the other end. Read "Customer" on the Call ID....I am on the do not call list as well.. This call system is really getting around from the frequency of being reported.
While you wait to go on the no call list, and while you wait to report them...here's what works for all these kind of calls. You have to wait until they say something, if you say hello often they won't say anything and sometimes hang up, but if you wait a minute , then they'll talk, then you blow a whistle as loud as you can into the voice piece. There you go. I have found, with all these type of calls, you 'll know, so blow.
I got a call from this number 410-387-7548; claimed I needed an alarm system because of the high crime reported by FBI stats. I know the use of FBi w/o their permission is illegal...so when I answered I was directed to so w guy's answering machine & it was obviously a collection place. I left the message, "I'm Special Agent Billadeaux with the Houston Branch of FBI. Thank you for doing our job and I'm going to report this to my supervisor, Special Agent in Charge Dixon." and hung up!
I am getting sick of these calls. This time it was Security Solutions. Before it was Life Shield and Monotronix.
tired of calls
I'm on Do Not call list...for whatever that's worth!
Received call from 410-387-7548 -- press 1 to speak with rep -- press 2 to be removed.
I like to press 1 to harass them!
When asked how they got my number, she said you pressed 1 -- I said, no how did you get my number to cal me? She hung up.
Will file a report with the FCC...
We'll see how Mr. Kenneth Riggs likes it when the Feds come looking for him. I just reported him and General Electric Home Security for calling us multiple times even though we are on the do not call list. According to Mr. Riggs, he'll be sent to prison because he already has 2 strikes against him...doesn't really sound like he should be working for a security company does it.
I ALSO HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL CALLS OF THIS TYPE FROM SAME COMPANY AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND FILE A COMPLAINT AND THEY WILL LOOK INTO IT, ALSO YOU CAN CHECK WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CORPORATE INDEX AND SEE IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING THERE AND MAYBE THIS WILL HELP. GOOD LUCK
Security Solutions is calling in violation of the Do Not Call list.
got call from them when i`m not home so i call them back get a recording to press 1 and they won`t call anymore LYING SONS OF A BI****S THEY STILL CALL wonder how they would like it if i find out wher they are at and i beat the hell out of them.
Home Security Company ...THEY CALLED A MILLION TIME ..even after being asked to be put on the DO NOT CALL LIST.
WORSE PART IS "I RENT" . I decided to ask them for my free home security systems just to get them to stop calling. They keep hangin up ...and keep calling. LIKE I'D WANT THEM MANAGING THE SECURITY OF MY HOME ...WHEN THEY CAN'T MANAGE A SIMPLE PHONE CALL.
They called me at the exact same date and time down to the minute. They hung up on me when I pressed one to talk to them and asked why they keep calling me.
Security Solutions as they call themselves called 07/17/2012 @ 0919. They want tell sell you an alarm system that they say is all free... Yeah right... Monitoring contracts cost a lot of money and you can get better service from an established company. Reported to FCC yet again to fall on deaf ears...
They are trying to sell home alarm systems. These people have called me a few times. In the past there was nothing but dead air when I answered. I added them to my reject list on my phone, so I won't be bothered, but for some reason my phone rang today This time it was a recorded message to try to sell me an alarm system. I listened all the way through to see if they give you an option to press a key to be deleted from their list. It said press #1. I did. I doubt this will help.
Dude mocked my southern accent so I messed with him a bit, telling him if anyone breaks in my house, they meet my .38. He was yammering & going on & on about how this was the best security system ever. So I got a paper bag, blew it up, popped it, screamed "Dear God what was that?!" into the phone & hung up. Seriously, my kids love it when these scammers call - they are totally entertained.