MODIFY SEARCH SIGN IN OWNER NAME: L M Long ADDRESS: 2804 Harley Rd Morristown, TN 37813-3409 LINE TYPE: Landline PHONE CARRIER: Bellsouth Telecomm Inc -Tn LATITUDE: 36.2100 LONGITUDE: -83.2900MODIFY
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MODIFY SEARCH SIGN IN OWNER NAME: William B Bible ADDRESS: 6430 Knollgate Ct Talbott, TN 37877-8507 LINE TYPE: Landline PHONE CARRIER: Bellsouth Telecomm Inc -Tn LATITUDE: 36.2100 LONGITUDE: -83.2900
This number has been calling me twice daily within 10 minutes gap for the past four days. It is very annoying
This number got ahold of my cell phone number and calls 4 to 5 times a day. It comes out of Sneedville, TN.
this # was showing up on my id box for days when i did answear i'm so glad i did , i got a $500 on line shopping spree and it was awesome.
Someone tells you about the greatest deals on magazines and you have to give ur information because they say u just won $500.00 But the ask for your Credit Card so that you can pay for your cheap magazines.. then they add things.. but I hung up, they called right back.. i did not answer.
Got this call as well, felt strange mainly because this is usually the bullsh*t you see on websites where they say you won and give you these not free shopping sprees. I didn't even want to do this at all and even less as the conversation went on, but I felt obliged or something stupid, I should've just immediately said sorry not interested and hung up, but felt that would be awkward to say to when they say "you won this $1000 gift thing", I ended up somehow starting with a $49 monthly payment and getting lowered to $19 a month through some different payment they didn't even inform me of, but they sounded somewhat legit as they knew quite a bit of my information. Well I decided I was going to call them tomorrow after receiving this call to cancel this whole stupid thing I brought upon myself, and I know I'm going to have to now, reading this and god knows, that it sounds like I'm going to have to just cancel my credit card as soon as possible now. First thoughts when it came on were this is a scam, but I had too many thoughts involving how they got some of the info. Don't listen to these people, just hang up.
Yes, I applied a couple of weeks ago and just started getting the calls twice daily!!
I kept getting calls from this number and other numbers that showed up as unknown on my cell phone. Stupidly I fell for it.
Immediately 66.41 was pending on my account. I called my bank to cancel my card and they told me I couldnt because this was an actual magazine place. They gave me a number that I could call. The guy was really nice and cancelled it (supposedly.) I guess I will see soon.
I'm really confused as to if it is a scam or not. But now I know not to do that any more...
Did you ever figure out how to put this to an end??
I need help!
I fell for this ='( now they won't leave me alone because I canceled my card after finally catching on. They can't really turn this into "claims" and have it ruin my credit, right??
I got a call saying i had won a unlimited shopping spree cuz i had perfect credit with mmy credit card and i told her i dont own a credit card she was dumbfounded she couldnt stop giggling when i was on the phone with her
I call from this number today and there was a woman who left a message saying that I had won a $1,000 online shopping spree. She said there was good news and bad news. I don't remember either, but I was tempted to call the number that she said to call. It's a good thing that I accidently erased the message whenever I meant to replay it to write down the number to call.
I got a call today from them. They said I had been chosen because of my great credit history (I have horrible credit, like can't even get a credit card bad credit) They asked how old I was and what I do, I said 22 and don't work. Then the said OH, well you don't actually qualify sorry and hung up.
Def a scam, don't give them your info!
The last 3 days my husband and I have both been recieving calls from unknown numbers back to back on our cell phones. Today it was this number. We recently applied for an American Express card, did anyone else?
Excuse my language these "F****n' A***oles" withdrew $39.90 out of my account twice plus $3.85. This is how it went down, Linda said I was a lucky winner of VIP magazine I had a free subscription to six different magazine of my choice I picked my six and said o.k. no problem. she said this also includes your free diamond watch so I had given her my address then she said all we need is $3.85 for shipping. Like a dumm a** I had given her my info. on credit card # .
A month went by and my teen- daughter said mom you have a box I replied its the magazine that I ordered for you as I was making it to be a surprise. She said no mom its a small box I said "oh' open it!" she said "what kind of watch is this its, ugly!" Sure enough I got home and it was a used, dirty, black cheap, yucky lookin' watch. I knew right there & then this is a scamm.
In June, a male by the name of Matt called me & mentioned quite the same story & when i told him I have not recieved my magazines yet he was quick to hurry & hang up with me and he was also quick to pawn me off at #1-866-900-2719.
I checked my account a withdrawal $39.90 on 4/28/10 by SERVICE OH READERS SERVICE OH READERS LAKEWOOD OH. On 07/10/10 withdrawal $39.90 same statement SERVICE OH READERS SERVICE OH READERS LAKEWOOD OH. Too Top S*** Off I had authorized $3.85 to withdrawal and it was more than just $3.85 alright never had once agree for $39.90 nor was this amount ever mentioned to me. I'm totally... Pisssssed ooffff NOW!
Thanks to all of you who had respond cause' ....I thought it was me, loosing it!
They called my cell phone this afternoon and said I won a $1000 shopping spree for being a "preferred customer". I was really suspicious and thought this was a scam. Then she started asking questions and I gave little-to-no info. When I told her I didn't have a job and absolutely zero income, she said the main qualification was that you had to have a job to qualify and hung up. Problem solved...I hope. Yes, definitely a scam.
The YOU WON is an ILLEGAL telemarketing tactic to try and get around the DONOTCALL LAWS.
It implies a previous business relationship with them when NONE Exists.
THE MAGAZINES ARE NOT FREE as you are paying FAR more then normal shipping on a subscription.
They want only to SELL you magazines at a grossly over - inflated price - How many of you actually received the $500 gift card for your shopping spree?
A Dozen Ways to Protect Yourself
The next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it?s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that:
1.Legitimate sweepstakes don?t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize.
If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it?s not a prize at all.
Having you pay shipping on FREE magazines
Prize Offers: You Don?t Have to Pay to Play!
Congratulations, it?s your lucky day! You?ve just won $5,000!
You?re guaranteed to win a fabulous diamond ring, luxury vacation or all-terrain vehicle!
If you receive a letter or phone call with a message like this, be skeptical. The $5,000 "prize" may cost you hundreds of dollars in taxes or service charges ? and never arrive. Your "fabulous" prize may not be worth collecting. The diamond is likely to be the size of a pinhead. The "vacation" could be one night in a seedy motel, and the ATV, nothing more than a lounge chair on wheels!
Scam artists often use the promise of a valuable prize or award to entice consumers to send money, buy overpriced products or services, or contribute to bogus charities. People who fall for their ploys may end up paying far more than their "prizes" are worth, if they get a prize at all.
What these people are likely to get - especially if they signed up for a contest drawing at a public place or event ? may be more than they bargained for: more promotions in the mail, more telemarketing calls and more unsolicited commercial email, or "spam." This is because many prize promoters sell the information they collect to advertisers.
Worse yet, contest entrants might subject themselves to a bogus prize promotion scam.
And The Winner Is...
Everyone loves to be a winner. A recent research poll showed that more than half of all American adults entered sweepstakes within the past year. Most of these contests were run by reputable marketers and non-profit organizations to promote their products and services. Some lucky winners received millions of dollars or valuable prizes.
Capitalizing on the popularity of these offers, some con artists disguise their schemes to look legitimate. And an alarming number of people take the bait. Every day, consumers throughout the United States lose thousands of dollars to unscrupulous prize promoters. During 1999 alone, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 10,000 complaints from consumers about gifts, sweepstakes and prize promotions. Many received telephone calls or postcards telling them they'd won a big prize - only to find out that to claim it, they had to buy something or pay as much as $10,000 in fees or other charges.
There's a big difference between legitimate sweepstakes and fraudulent ones. Prizes in legitimate contests are awarded solely by chance, and contestants don't have to pay a fee or buy something to enter or increase their odds of winning. In fraudulent schemes, however, "winners" almost always have to dip into their pockets to enter a contest or collect their "prize."
There's one notable exception: skill contests. These are puzzles, games or other contests in which prizes are awarded based on skill, knowledge or talent - not on chance. Contestants might be required to write a jingle, solve a puzzle or answer questions correctly to win.
Unlike sweepstakes, skill contests may legally require contestants to buy something or make a payment or donation to enter.
It's important to recognize that many consumers are deceptively lured into playing skill contests by easy initial questions or puzzles. Once they've sent their money and become "hooked," the questions get harder and the entry fees get steeper. Entrants in these contests rarely receive anything for their money and effort.
Several consumer laws help protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes and prize offers promoted through the mail or by phone.
Telemarketers frequently use sweepstakes and prize contests to sell magazines or other goods and services. These telemarketers make an initial contact with consumers through "cold calls," or take calls from consumers who are responding to a solicitation they received by mail.
The Telemarketing Sales Rule helps protect consumers from fraudulent telemarketers who use prize promotions as a lure. In every telemarketing call involving a prize promotion, the law requires telemarketers to tell you:
the odds of winning a prize. If the odds can't be determined in advance, the promoter must tell you the factors used to calculate the odds.
that you don't have to pay a fee or buy something to win a prize or participate in the promotion.
if you ask, how to participate in the contest without buying or paying anything.
what you'll have to pay or the conditions you'll have to meet to receive or redeem a prize.
The Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits telemarketers from misrepresenting any of these facts, as well as the nature or value of the prizes. It also requires telemarketers who call you to pitch a prize promotion to tell you before they describe the prize that you don't have to buy or pay anything to enter or win.
Many sweepstakes promotions arrive by mail as a letter or postcard that instructs the consumer to respond by return mail or phone to enter a contest or collect a prize.
The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act helps protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes promotions sent through the mail. The law prohibits:
claims that you're a winner unless you've actually won a prize.
requirements that you buy something to enter the contest or to receive future sweepstakes mailings.
the mailing of fake checks that don't clearly state that they are non-negotiable and have no cash value.
seals, names or terms that imply an affilia-tion with or endorsement by the federal government.
Skill contests also are covered by the new Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act. The law requires the sponsors to disclose in a clear and conspicuous way:
the terms, rules and conditions of the contest.
how many rounds of the contest you must achieve to win the grand prize.
the time frame for the winner to be determined.
the name of the contest's sponsor.
an address where you can reach the sponsor to request that your name be removed from the mailing list.
Just Say "No"
Another way to protect yourself is to request that your name be removed from mail and telephone solicitation lists.
The Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to keep a "do not call" list of consumers who have asked not to be called again. Calling a consumer who has made this request is illegal and can subject the telemarketer to a hefty fine.
The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act requires companies that use direct mail to maintain a similar "do not mail" list for consumers who call or write and ask that their name be removed from the mailing list.
This new law gives caregivers the right to have the names of the friends and loved ones under their care removed from the mailing lists of undesirable solicitors.
Another way to reduce mail and telephone solicitations is to contact the Direct Marketing Association to request that your name be placed on its "do not call," "do not mail" and "do not email" lists. Association members agree not to solicit consumers who have requested that they not be contacted.
To have your name removed from direct mail marketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To have your name removed from telemarketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To "opt out" of receiving unsolicited commercial email, use the DMA's form at www.e-mps.org.
A Dozen Ways to Protect Yourself
The next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it?s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that:
1. Legitimate sweepstakes don?t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize. If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it?s not a prize at all.
2. Sponsors of legitimate contests identify themselves prominently; fraudulent promoters are more likely to downplay their identities. Legitimate promoters also provide you with an address or toll-free phone numbers so you can ask that your name be removed from their mailing list.
3. Bona fide offers clearly disclose the terms and conditions of the promotion in plain English, including rules, entry procedures, and usually, the odds of winning.
4. It?s highly unlikely that you?ve won a "big" prize if your notification was mailed by bulk rate. Check the postmark on the envelope or postcard. Also be suspicious of telemarketers who say you?ve won a contest you can?t remember entering.
5. Fraudulent promoters might instruct you to send a check or money order by overnight delivery or courier to enter a contest or claim your "prize." This is a favorite ploy for con artists because it lets them take your money fast, before you realize you?ve been cheated.
6. Disreputable companies sometimes use a variation of an official or nationally recognized name to give you confidence in their offers. Don?t be deceived by these "look-alikes." It?s illegal for a promoter to misrepresent an affiliation with ? or an endorsement by ? a government agency or other well-known organization.
7. It?s important to read any written solicitation you receive carefully. Pay particularly close attention to the fine print. Remember the old adage that "the devil is in the details."
8. Agreeing to attend a sales meeting just to win an "expensive" prize is likely to subject you to a high-pressure sales pitch.
9. Signing up for a sweepstakes at a public location or event, through a publication or online might subject you to unscrupulous prize promotion tactics. You also might run the risk of having your personal information sold or shared with other marketers who later deluge you with offers and advertising.
10. Some contest promoters use a toll-free "800" number that directs you to dial a pay-per-call "900" number. Charges for calls to "900" numbers may be very high.
11. Disclosing your checking account or credit card account number over the phone in response to a sweepstakes promotion ? or for any reason other than to buy the product or service being sold ? is a sure-fire way to get scammed in the future.
12. Your local Better Business Bureau and your state or local consumer protection office can help you check out a sweepstakes promoter?s reputation. Be aware, however, that many questionable prize promotion companies don?t stay in one place long enough to establish a track record, and the absence of complaints doesn?t necessarily mean the offer is legitimate.
To File a Complaint
Consumers who believe they have been victimized by fraudulent promotional offers also should contact their local postmaster or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service by phone, toll-free, at: 1-888-877-7644; by email at: www.uspsoig.gov; or by mail at: U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General, Operations Support Group, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60606-6100.
If you have a problem with a sweepstakes or prize promotion after participating, and you are unable to resolve the problem directly with the company, contact:
The Direct Marketing Association, ConsumerLine, 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036-3603; phone 202-955-5030; fax 202-955-0085.
The Better Business Bureau where the company is located.
Call for Action, a network of radio and television station hotlines that offer resolution services for consumers. Call 301-657-7490 or write: Call for Action, 5272 River Road, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20816.
The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
I received a call on my cell phone on 4/29/10:
One of these left a VM saying that it was Lisa from Mountain Area, with good and bad news. The good news was I won a $1,000 online shipping spree, the bad news was they needed my updated information, such as mailing address, etc. She also gave me a claim number and a return number of 423-733-8137 and a 1-800# I could barely hear her to understand all of it, to call her back.
They haven't called me back yet, since I ignored all calls.
I didn't fall for it, because I never sign up for any sweepstakes. Every time you sign up for one of those "Chance to Win a Car" in the mall or online....or sign up for so & so shopping sprees all your doing is asking for Spam and they send out your info to 3rd parties to send you crappy emails, USPS mail, and telephone calls.
They got me yesterday! I called 1 -866-9002719 and told them I want to cancel. They asked me was anything wrong I told her no I just do not want it. Thank you all for your posts and thank you for putting that costumer service #. When i did everything i only got a part of that number. But i called today and caceled with no problem. Again thank you for these posts and I hope that mine will help others too.
I had recieved one of these calls on my day off. Lets just say on my days off I catch up on spending time with my fiancee and I don't get much sleep on days I do work so I stay tired. So stupid me I decide to agree with whoever I'm talking to. (I keep kicking myself in the a** for it). But Apparently I did agree for it, I tried calling the customer service and asking to cancel the service and I was told that it was not able to be canceled. I mentioned that I would just change my account information and the customer service rep told me that they would still bill me and if I don't pay it that it would be turned over to a collection agency. I'm not sure on how to take care of this. There shouldn't be anything that is noncancelable. If anyone has any info, please help.
Yeah I feel F*** stupid. Like one of the ladies before, I was having a very long week and was working off of pretty much no sleep. I had been looking to get a subscription for myself and my boyfriend and when I got the call I thought 'great'. Yeah although I am normally a skeptic I lost $50 but called my bank and informed them of this scam and got a new card and they can use this info to try and catch the crooks. Being a graduate from a great prestigious school, I never thought this could happen to me. Well, it happened and I'm glad I caught it right away. It sucks and now I think I am investing in Lifelock.
Hey all. If any of you guys got called by this number and gave your information, check your state laws. My husband got a call from this company and "verified" his information and they said that he was locked into a contract that he couldnt cancel. Well I went online and checked my state laws, and in Washington State you have to get a written contract for you to read and sign for the contract to be valid. We called today and they tried to tell us that we couldnt cancel. So we told her about the law and she immediately canceled the service and we are getting our money back. If anyone has any questions for me email me at email@example.com. Make sure you tell me its about the magazine company in the info bar.
Hope this helps guys!
Yes I to have gotten several calls this past week from this #. They only left one message and yes they say I have $1000.00 gift certificate for an on line shopping spree. Looks like harassment to me.
this same thing happened to me yesterday and lo and behold there was a $49 charge out of my account this morning. they had previously told me that no charges would come from my account. does anyone know if i can get the money back?? i knew this wasn.t right, but stupidly did it anyway.
I got a call just this morning, they told me that they had good news and bad. The good was i had won but the bad was that she didnt get to talk to me i now know that it was because she couldnt get info from me. The greatest part is that I dont even own a credit card or debit so there isnt any info or way they can get anything from me. But befor any of it i googled the number only to come upon this blog thanks everone for your help and info. Hope we can help people in the future.
They just called me this morning and left a message stating I won a $1,000 shopping spree. I called back and a man answered and he said he would get Lisa to call me back for my information. She just called back and I didn't answer. I don't know how they got my info and I'm really glad i checked this first. If I didn't give them anything, I would hope they don't already have it and charge me!!?? Be very careful about scams
MISSED IT TWICE I'LL IGNORE IT NOW
make sure they didnt charge you. I did the same thing. they charged me 39.50 right after i got off the phone with them.
darn them! they are way to convincing! the same thing happened to me. i agreed then after they took all my information they told me the whole $49.00 a month deal. i was like NO WAY! so i told the lady i wasnt intrested in the deal anymore and she "what do you want me to do, i already put your information in, whats the problem?" so then i called coustomer service line and they said someone was going to call me back. One hour later i started freaking out. What i did was call my bank and declare my credit card stolen. Now they cant charge my card. a few hours later they called back and i told the lady that i didnt want to do it. she said asked me why and i told her that the other lady i spoke to didnt listen to me when before i told her i didnt want the deal. then the lady i was speaking to said okay and hung up.