2012-10-24 23:07:06
called no message was left ehhh so annoying the way i think of it is if they do not leave a message then it obviously wasn't important enough.
2012-10-23 17:23:56
they call say it is to fix credit cards press l to talk to someone and when you do and tell them to not call they hang up on you when you call the number back it says report to your state goverment office to tell them this has happened because it is not a minisota busniess an should not be calling using the number they are calling from.
2012-10-23 16:51:30
I though my phone was just messing up the name but it was a "Hospital" but they are spam credit card companies! I get these several times a day and when I finally push the button to take to some one they hung up on me because I asked them why they call me when Im on the Do not call list! I don't even have a credit card!
Me Too
Me Too
2012-10-23 16:41:23
This phone number is being spoofed, it is not the number of the actual caller.  You can get more information here:   http://www.fcc.gov/guides/caller-id-and-spoofing

What To Do When You Get an Illegal Robocall; http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/robocalls
1.    Hang Up. Do not press 1 or any other numbers to get off the list.
2.    Consider blocking the number
3.    Report it at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints
4.    Report it at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
Register your phone numbers online at http://www.donotcall.gov or call (888) 382-1222 (must call from # you want removed).

When I receive a call from a new number I put it in my contacts list under Scum Suckers and assign it NO ring tone so at least after the first call they don't bother me anymore (I have filled all of the numbers in each and am up to Scum Sucker 47 now). Some phone companies will allow you to block a limited amount of numbers, this is only a whack-a-mole solution however it is the only one I can offer.

The criminals behind this operation do not come to this site and even if they did they would have no intention of truthfully answering questions or 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 350 calls from these scum sucking criminals.

Who the suspects are:
http://complaintwire.org/complaint/ipzhHRymJA ... gon-robo-dialer
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011 ... -companies.html
http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-revi ... ter-fl-90107305
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/st ... vcapId=23957705
http://www.state.ia.us/government/ag/latest_n ... fundraiser.html

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.

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

Arkansas sues robocallers:
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/aug/0 ... marketing-firms
Missouri sues robocallers:
http://www.legalnewsline.com/news/236974-kost ... nies-over-calls
Mississippi sues robocallers:

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.
Debra in NJ
Debra in NJ
2012-10-23 16:36:23
Yep Card Services to lower your interest rate.  Pressed #1 to speak to someone and was disconnected, I wanted to tell them for the zillion time to stop calling.  This is I thought not allowed if you signed up for that no call crap guess not good luck all.  i don't even have there cards.  And on caller id it did say regional hospital if they are aware call the cops or phone company verses leaving a stupid message
2012-10-23 15:56:49
OBAMA has all these people calling from other countries if he realizes you are not going to vote for him.
Mike in MD
Mike in MD
2012-10-22 21:00:18
Cardmember Services lower credit card interest scam according to recorded message.  Caller ID reports Regions Hospital.
sandra sanchez
sandra sanchez
2012-10-19 23:50:09
I called number ( MN )and heard recorded message stated they are aware that this number is not being used for legitimate purposes and to contact  the local Atty general to report the incident.
No message has ever been left on our answering machine/voice message from this number. Its  A SCAM !!!
2012-10-19 20:59:29
Odd...the robo caller on my end talks about how this is THE LAST TIME this credit card interest rate reduction offer will end - tho they've called on other numbers with the same message.

I wonder if it's just some dopey rotation of telemarketers switching numbers so they don't "offficially" get caught?  Either way, thankfully it's just a call to my office and not at home, so I don't really care.
2012-10-19 20:13:08
I got a call from Regions Hospital at 10:29am on 10/19/2012 they did'nt leave a message.Why can't the federal government do something about this.
2012-10-19 16:44:07
Didn't answer didn't leave a message.
2012-10-12 00:53:32
Calls my landline and leaves a message saying that some entered in a giveaway for $2500 for traveling/cruise. Doesn't say name of company.
2012-10-10 21:20:52
No message, not the first time they have called. wtf?
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