I believe this number is used to phish. "Brian Stevens" states that we talked last week about reducing the rate on our credit card indebtedness since we have only been making minimum payments. We have never made minimum payments on any debt, and I believe this is yet another scam. Since he didn't identify me by name, and this number is not published anywhere, I assume the recording is randomly dialing numbers and purporting to be calling in response to our call (to avoid problems with the DNC registry.
I got the same call as Dena. I just disregarded the call because it wasn't familiar.....
called back-number not in service
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I have AT&T but no credit cards or loans and got this call . Ignored and didn't leave a message
Im a university studetn majoring in medicine, this number has called non stop about 6 times already some of which while I was in class. I called AT&T and they told me contact the police in regards to this.. Anyone else tried something different?
Same her, male voice said Hi, I said Hello and than nothing... very strange.
got a call from this number and when I answered it, the male voice on the other end said hi, I said hello and no one answered so I hanged up.
Here is the script these guys are using: We spoke last week on the phone regarding possibly lower your interest rates and reducing your monthly payments on your credit cards. I want to let you know I did find a solution here. The program that we've got can lower those interest rates to as low as 1.5% and possibly cut your monthly payment in half, then since you were only making the minimum payments. This is just be a great opportunity here for you. This will be the last courtesy call that I will make so please give me a ring today. You can reach me here at 1(888) 442-0881 again that is toll free at 1(888) 442-0881.
Same as everyone. Male voice says Hi,...then hangs up. Tried to call back and it rang 4 or 5 times and then the line disconnected.
Also received missed call from this number, no msg left on my voicemail.
Same thing - answered, male voice said "uh, hi..." and then the call went dead.
same as everyone else. answered the call male said hi then we got disconnect. I did not call back. google the # and found this thread
received a call from this number, a male voice said hello but after i say hi i was disconnected, i call it back but operator said that number was not in service, how weird cause it was working just a few seconds ago.
I just got a call from this number male voice said hello! but after a couple of seconds i was disconnected call back but said that number was not in service i think is a scam. F*&&%S
same thing just happened to me 10 mins ago! wow
Same thing happened to me too just 30 minutes ago. A male voice said "Hi" and wouldnt talk any more.
Received call from 1-573-657-4501, voicemail message from a Brian Stevens pretending to follow up on previous call, something about lowering CC interest rate, last courtesy call, asks to be called back at 1-888-442-0881
This call came to my work number. I let voice mail take it and an automated message was left saying that this was a follow up to a call last week about changing my credit card interest rate. I had no such conversation. As Lamet said in his/her message, this has to be a scam. Do not answer calls from this number.
I live in Lincoln NE, 402 area code. Just got a call, didn't leave a voice message. I took a restroom break at work and called the number back, 3-tone said this number is not longer in service. Wish I could find out how they got my cell number!
same exact thing yall. just called back and the number doesn't exist.
Called - voice said hello, I rang off.
Brian Stevens was the name left - credit card debt refinance - scam - telemarketer
They do not want to talk to you, They want your voice mail. Note on any voice mail was your name cut off? They want you to call the 1-888 Calling them doesn't violate the do not call law. Not using your name on the voice was a simple wrong number.
LOTS OF CHARITY SCAMS OUT THERE.
Feds, States Target Charity Scams
Bogus telemarketers claim to help police, firefighters, veterans
Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/05/ftc_charity.html#ixzz0NVdJ10Qx
Massachusetts Puts Charity Telemarketers On Hold
Consumers not told fundraisers were pros
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/06 ... ixzz0LA5gEkHH&D
California Sues Charities For Stealing Donations To Public Servants
Multiple lawsuits agains telemarketers, donors for deceptive practices and fraud.
States Warn Against Dubious Charities
Attorneys General warn citizens about professional solicitors
December 9, 2009
Consumers have to walk something of a tightrope this time of year. Holidays are always an expensive time, yet many want to support charities and worthwhile causes. But the last thing you want to do is have your contribution line the pockets of the solicitor.
In Oregon, Attorney General John Kroger unveiled a list of Oregon's 20 Worst Charities and offered tips to consumers on how to donate wisely.
"In the middle of a recession, it is more important than ever that generous Oregonians make charitable contributions to organizations that help veterans and others who are in need," Kroger said. "It is critical, however, that people donate wisely. Although many charities do great work, some are little more than scams with good-sounding names but that do little to actually help the people they claim to support."
State law requires charities to file periodic financial reports with the Oregon Department of Justice disclosing how much money the organization raised and how the funds were spent. The Department's Charitable Activities Section has identified 20 organizations (see attached) that spent more than 75 percent of the donations they collected on administrative costs and professional fundraising.
While guidelines issued by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) suggest that charitable organizations should spend at least 65 percent of their funds on charitable programs, every charity on the Department of Justice's list devoted less than 25 percent of their expenditures on charitable program activities.
One organization near the top of the list, Shiloh International Ministries, solicits donations to provide medical necessities and other support to needy children, veterans, and homeless persons. According to the most recent financial filings, the California-based nonprofit spent an average of $1,023,215 per year, 96.35 percent of which went to management and fundraising.
Unscrupulous charity solicitations are not just confined to one area of the country. With double-digit unemployment rates in Kentucky, for example, more Kentucky families are in need of a helping hand this holiday season.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says people who give to a charity should give wisely. Unfortunately, he says, there are unscrupulous or even fraudulent charities that prey on the generosity of Kentuckians.
"Every dollar donated to a reputable charity can make a difference in the life of someone who may be struggling to put food on the table or clothe a child," Conway said. "Irresponsible or fraudulent charities not only take advantage of the kindness of hard-working Kentuckians, they deprive those who need our help. Before you decide whether a charity deserves your donation, gather as much information as possible to make sure the charity is not a scam and that your donation reaches someone in need."
Both Kroger and Conway offer these tips for wise holiday giving:
? Donate to charities you know and trust.
? Be cautious of sound-alike charities and solicitors unable to answer questions.
? Always ask what percentage of your dollar goes to the cause.
? Don't be pressured into making a donation.
? Ask if the charity or solicitor is registered with the Office of the Attorney General.
Received a message in my VoIP # from a male saying we "talked" previously about my interwst rates and offered to give me an interest rate of 1.78%. My so-called conversation with him NEVER happened as I STOPPED using credit cards for 7 years now; ergo- credit card balance= I do not owe any bank for credit card use.
This is a SCAM. They want victims to give their personal information so they can access the victims' files. BEWARE!!!
Same as others.. call, answered.. heard a Hello or Hi and then seemed to be disconnected.. didn't try to call bak - less calls are better.
same thing happened to me as dairy farmer.......how do we go on reporting this caller? any idea guys?
male voice sid hello, but when I responded--nothing
same here, they said hello and hung up. They called on my cell