They are also calling several of my numbers using various recorded messages that all sound similar and giving different toll free numbers to call them back at. The recordings all use the word "imperative"...
When you call and ask to be removed from their calling list, they just hang up on you. I celled 10 times in a row and they did the same thing...
Then I asked "how I can get off their list" and they still hung up on me. Then I ask "why do you keep hanging up on me"... And they hung up on me... I guess unless you say "Yes" to speaking to a debt reduction specialist, they just hang up on you.... And they hang up fast too, they will not hold any type of conversation... They just hang up!
Also, they have not heard of the do not call list... They just care about it!
They have used these numbers to call them back at, 800-717-8057 & 800-693-7119
Regarding 1-800-693-7119 and 1-800-709-0241. Both of these numbers have the same static filled hold music and, since I've called them numerous times (see the end of this comment), I recognize the same voices on each number. It's obviously a scam that is being operated in a boiler-room setting.
My husband and I keep getting calls from 1-800-693-7119, too (in Florida). I managed to get a company "name," which I'm fairly certain is bogus information. They say it's called "Consumer Credit." They are always hanging up. Sometimes they even hang up when I say that I am interested in their claim to help "reduce your debt." Initially I called back from my home phone, but they would always hang up. BUT...after calling from my cell phone, I actually got to talk with someone. They asked for the "amount of my debt," my name, phone, address. Now, since I don't want to give them any true personal info, I said someone was at my door and I would have to call back.
My next step is calling our local law enforcement for direction to find out who would handle scam/fraud issues. Ultimately, I would like to sue these people for harassment. It would be fun to mess with someone who’s messing with me via legal recourse!
Oh, yes...I did spend about 30 minutes calling them back-to-back, letting them go through their "Are you interested in speaking to an agent about reducing your debt" intro and then immediately hung up on them. Some people might say I was wasting my time, but I got some personal satisfaction by giving them a taste of their own medicine!!
I just started getting these calls at work. The best solution is to keep calling their 800 number. Unless they are using a VOIP telco this will cost them plenty.
I go to the FCC web site & File a Complaint against these scammers, with every call they make to me, & I'm getting 2 a day. There is a form #1088 that is lengthy but I think it is the only way to legally complain!?!?!!!
My dad recieved a package from Morgan Drexen. The contact number in one of the pages is 1-800-868-1458 ext.312. Which is located in NV. The reply address on the bottom of the letter is 1600 S. Douglass Road. Suite 100. Anahiem, Ca.
The lawyer that this company says they will provide also included a legal agreement. The letterhead said The Law Offices of Eric A. Rosen, P.A. 275 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10018. I aslo googled the attorney. I found that the actual attorney has a legit office in FL. I googled the NY address and it is also a vacant, available office space.
Seems like fraud if your your attorney is located in FL but thier letterhead states that they are in NY.
Morgan Drexen is a scam company. Their "office" in Las Vegas is a mail drop. They are actually operating through the Anaheim, CA law firm of Howard | Nassiri. They claim to provide legal services but actually dupe people into taking out debt consolidation loans. On July 15, 2008, the State Bar of North Carolina issued Letters of Caution against Morgan Drexen and attorneys Vincent D. Howard and Damian J. Nassiri.
Not only is their office at 1600 S Douglass Road in Anaheim, but so is that number one internet scam artist, Cashcall, Inc. Coincidence?
Morgan Drexen seems to rely on call centers located in various parts of the country. While they all have different phone numbers the one thing they seem to have in common is that they hang up whenever you request them to stop calling.
Larry is an idiot. They do not offer loans of any kind. They provide a legal way to get out of debt through a negotiation/ settlement process. I went through them after getting several phone calls. They reduced my debt tremendously. They were very nice and prompt when I wanted answers. I must say that after thinking it was a scam and then calling and listening to them they save me from paying the ridiculous interest that creditors are charging now because they are losing money due to "economic conditions".
I'd bet that Sara B works for Morgan Drexen.
Mine was 866-610-2730, he asked for someone who does not live where I do, and then I asked who was calling, he said his name was Mr.(something I forgot) and then he said he was calling from North Star, when I asked for his name again so I could remember it, he hung up on me, lol
Well, at least I got something out of it :P)
I initially spoke to Joel at Ext. 483. I signed up for the services, but then called him back with in one hour of doing so and expressed my intent and decision to cancel/rescind. Joel told me this would be taken care of. It never was. Then I was told to expect a call from a Dimitria Avery, that she was the only one in the entire organization that could refund my money and cancel me. This never happened! After several call and holding on the phone for over an hour I finally got through to her. She transferred me to cancellation dept. After at length recanting my story for the 10th time to Peter Raucho Ext. 219 I was told to expect my $100(that was taken from my checking act) within 31 days. Now today 5/1/11 they have taken/robbed me of another $67.00. I have never been refunded the $100 they took(after I cancelled within 1 hour) and now they keep taking my money!!! I changed my mind immediately because I expressed that the program was overkill since my total debts were $3000. I decided to settle them myself and cancelled this program immediately. Why do they keep taking my money?
I got a call from Charles 'Very'? from 'Consumer Solutions' He said that I qualified for a line of credit, that he was looking at my file, and that we had talked before. When I called back 866-264-2699, everytime I started to explain my annoyance at having been called under false pretenses, each operator hung up on me after a second or two. After 10 calls, I decided to play along and see how far I could get. I said that I did want help reducing my debt, and got to someone who didn't hang up on me. She agreed to take my number off the list. When I said how shady the operation seemed, she said that they had been having phone difficulties. (But, I couldn't help noticing, only difficulties ocertain calls.) Completely ridiculous. I hate to think of the people who get in with this company and come out worse off.
Same as everyone else is reporting but with the 800-710-4895 call back number. I'm on the do not call list, have been for several years, so just filed a complaint at donotcall.gov. It just takes a minute, but we all gotta do it!!!
I have received two such calls lately. Sam Abbott/ Executive Direct Solutions... but he gave another number: 800 710 4895. Caller ID lists the company as Direct Solutions 716 607-5770.
I'm having just as much trouble as everyone else. The only way to stop them is to report every case. You can file your claim electronically at:
These guys are shady dealers and scammers and if you get a call from them file a 1088 Complaint with the FCC at https://esupport.fcc.gov/form1088/consumer.do and if you are on the National Do Not Call List, file a Complaint at https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx.
If the government gets enough complaints from you, we can put these guys out of business.
I have been getting the same call for several weeks now. Every time the message is the same, word for word to other posts here. I have never answered the phone (cell-I don't even have a land line!) and will not. It does not seem to work to ask to be taken off "the list" so I will not try. Thanks for the posts here, I feel much better knowing I am not the only one.
it is effective to contact your telephone provider, and they will contact the telemarketer on your behalf. That way it's documented. If they continue to call, they can be fined. Also add that you want to be removed from that company and ALL affiliated companies.
SAM ABBOTT FOR CREDIT CARD DEBT-I HAVE NO CREDIT CARDS-THEY CALL EVERYDAY!
I called a week ago to remove my number from their list. They told me they would take my number off of their list. Then the last two days I've received voicemails from them. I called again tonight requesting to talk to their manager. They said the manager was unavailable. I said, "I know you have a manager there." Then they said the manager was in a meeting. I said, "Go and get them out of the meeting so I can talk to them." They said that they couldn't because the meeting was outside. I said, "Go outside and get them." They said, "How can I go outside and get them? I don't know where they are." Then they hung up on me. I called back and said that I would like to be removed from their calling list. They said, "Is your phone number (then told me my phone number)?" I told them yes and they said they'd take it off of their list. I called 8 times tonight and asked for a manager and everytime they hung up on me.
THIS IS A SCAM, DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION.
1-800-693-7119 "Sam Abbot" called my home in the 205 area code. 'Urgent', about your credit card. Pressed the option for an agent. The receptionist answered, then hung up when I asked to be put on the no call list. Breaking the no-call law + general discourtesy, possible attempted fraud as this person does not (better not) know about my credit card information.
Previous affidavits with the FCC have failed in similar situations. I won't have any more information this time - and that's not enough to raise an FCC eyebrow toward this type of company.
My only solution is to call them and before they start talking say "are you interested in reducing your credit card debt?" OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER again. I have called over a hundred times now and screwed with them and I don't plan on stopping. Let's flood their phone lines with prank calls just like they do us.
Aaargh! They called me too and when I called them back to get off their list they just hung up on me. Three times! I hate them. I get many calls like this at my work number. Why is this?
As soon as my minutes are free tonight after seven they are going to get an impressive display of name calling and repetition.
I received a call from "Executive Debt Solutions" on my cell phone this morning. I noticed the number on the caller ID and decided not to waste my minutes answering it and let it roll to voicemail. When I checked my messages I heard the same "Sam Abbott" recording and immediately called the number (562-288-7191) to request that my info be removed from their system. When I got through, the second I mentioned removing my info all I got was "Ok" and a hang up. I called back at least 7 or 8 times back to back and got hung up on each time. The last time I called and stated my reason, a rep "Michael" even went as far as to say "Shut up your mouth"!.. LOL, that was kind of funny. These people are just so darn annoying. There has to be some way of officially reporting them and ending this!
i just got the call earlier. actually, it was a voicemail...i dont know where they get ur # from! must be those darn credit companies who give out ur info... well i am not calling back or taking any calls with weird #s. oh, the guy's name was sam abbot.
I have been investigating this phone number 800-693-7119 and this is what I have found thus far:
First, I had the same experience with the hang-ups when I tried to ask for any identifying information. All I could get was that the company name was "Debt Reduction" and they were in Florida. Can't find any legitimate support for this claim.
Second, I tried the "honey" approach and went along with the scam to find out as much as I could. I said I had debt and made up a name, phone number, and address. This got me past the initial screener and on to the "debt consultant." The "debt consultant" was actually another operator who wanted to set up an appointment for the actual "debt consultant". I asked this operator for the name of the company and he stated that he worked for an answering service and not the company. He did indicate that I could get the company information if I made an appointment. I agreed to make an appointment at which time the operator told me that the debt consolidation company was Morgan Drexen. He told me that I could check out the company at its website, www.morgandrexen.org.
Finally, this is where the plot thickens. Morgan Drexen appears to be a legitimate debt consolidation company located in Nevada. Their website www.morgandrexen.com has a consumer alert referencing a scam where a company is impersonating Morgan Drexen in an effort to steal CC#s and SS#s. What is so interesting is the fact that the scammer has actually set up the dummy site at www.morgandrexen.org (.org instead of .com)so that they may seem more legitimate.
You mean...SAM ABBOTT
I got the message today. And his name is Sam Abbott
they call twice a day
when you call to ask them to remove your number, they hang up
Collecting various reports spotted at this website, it seems that numerous posters here report receiving calls which contain phrases such as:
"Frank Thomas with City Point Express at 1-800-717-8057"
"Sam Abbott with Executive Direct Solutions at 1-800-693-7119"
"Chris St. James with Broadcom at 1-800-210-2892"
"Linden Hall with Channel Docs Information at 1-800-210-2731"
"Simon Phelps with Imperial Research at 800-210-3613"
The calls are almost identical (and in some cases it is obvious that one person is using numerous aliases), and all contain a phrase similar to "credit card balances and the minimum payments which [are/aren't] going up", with the words "[are/aren't]" always slurred. Bizarre.
Two interesting suggestions I've seen at this website: (1) all these calls originate from a shady collection agency, possibly called Lib Management, Inc. (2) this represents the latest "Nigerian scam". Some of you might have seen recent news stories saying that up to one fourth of the population of China have received spams in the past few days via their cell phones. Whatever the true explanation, one thing seems certain: a criminal gang is at work here.