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wdmmom 10:01 AM 04-19-2012
I have listed my cell phone number and my home number with the Do Not Call Registry.

For the past couple of months, I get a call on my cell phone and today, they are now calling my house.

Their automated message goes something like this:

"This is Cardholder Services calling in reference to your credit card account. There is nothing wrong with your account. We are calling to help you lower your credit card debt and interest rates. It is imperative you contact us. Please press 1 to speak to an associate or press 3 to discontinue this call."

I've done both! I've actually spoken with 2 different reps and have told them to remove me from their system and not to call us.

Come to find out. This is a debt consolidation company for people with more than $10,000 in credit card debt. That sure isn't me!!! lol

How do you get these people to actually remove you from their calling list and have them stop calling. It's getting ridiculous! They called as late as 9:40pm one night and I know that telemarketers can't call past 8pm!!!
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JenNJ 10:05 AM 04-19-2012
OMG! Yes! They are driving me CRAZY! I get them on my cell and my home phone. It's been 6 months. When I press 3 to be removed, the person hangs up on me.

I've starting pressing 1 for an operator and then setting the carbon monoxide detector off in their ear when they answer. The calls come a little less frequently now.

This particular company can't be traced. They have a system that scrambles the caller ID #s so you cant report them. It is beyond frustrating.
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Blackcat31 10:12 AM 04-19-2012
Yes, I get these calls ALL the time too and funny thing is I don't and never had a credit card so

I've tried talking with them too and they just hang up on me!


Originally Posted by JenNJ:
OMG! Yes! They are driving me CRAZY! I get them on my cell and my home phone. It's been 6 months. When I press 3 to be removed, the person hangs up on me.

I've starting pressing 1 for an operator and then setting the carbon monoxide detector off in their ear when they answer. The calls come a little less frequently now.

This particular company can't be traced. They have a system that scrambles the caller ID #s so you cant report them. It is beyond frustrating.
That is awesome!!
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Breezy 10:14 AM 04-19-2012
I just downloaded this app on my Android phone that is called "Mr. Number". It allows me to block those types of calls and either send them straight to VM or pick up and hang up automatically. It also tells me if they think it is a spam call.
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Hunni Bee 10:16 AM 04-19-2012
Yes, and another saying "This is Energy so-and-so....". I hang up as soon as I hear the automated voice.

I heard on the news a couple months back that the FCC had given the go-ahead for telemarketers to start calling people's cell phone numbers....it was illegal before.

I haven't had a landline in years, so I had been escaping them...not anymore I guess.
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Zoe 10:17 AM 04-19-2012
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one annoyed by these idiots! They won't talk to me, it's a different number EVERY time and they always call once a day, at different times of the day. I just don't know what to do about them! If I could just get them to not hang up, but they won't do it.

If anyone has any tips, please share! It drives me nuts too!
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JenNJ 10:17 AM 04-19-2012
Also, I have let the Singamajig "talk" to them. My son finds that pretty funny. Or I hand the phone to one of the kids.
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AllDeezBabies 10:18 AM 04-19-2012
Yes I used to get them. I'm glad I save things. This link was still in my favorites.


http://complaintwire.org/complaint/Q...lders-services
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Zoe 10:21 AM 04-19-2012
Originally Posted by JayChanel:
Yes I used to get them. I'm glad I save things. This link was still in my favorites.


http://complaintwire.org/complaint/Q...lders-services
Did it stop? My problem is that it isn't the same number every time.
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countrymom 10:22 AM 04-19-2012
funny, but I get the same ones as you guys do, and I live in ontario. Esp. the cc one. I too put my name on the do not call list and I still get called.
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daycare 10:32 AM 04-19-2012
Guess I have been lucky, no calls for me .....I better go knock on wood now
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JenNJ 10:33 AM 04-19-2012
Originally Posted by Zoe:
Did it stop? My problem is that it isn't the same number every time.
That's my problem too.
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wdmmom 11:04 AM 04-19-2012
Originally Posted by Breezy:
I just downloaded this app on my Android phone that is called "Mr. Number". It allows me to block those types of calls and either send them straight to VM or pick up and hang up automatically. It also tells me if they think it is a spam call.
Thank you! Mr. Number is now downloaded! At least that will stop the cell calls.

As for the home number, I hope they enjoy the carbon monoxide detector! LOL
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MarinaVanessa 11:07 AM 04-19-2012
Uh, I've been getting that call and the "Hi, this is Gladys ..." one about getting your carpet cleaned. So frustrating. They both scramble their numbers and even use the telephone numbers of random companies so that when people call to make an official complaint with the "Do Not Call" registry it actually gets a completely different company in trouble
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sharlan 11:12 AM 04-19-2012
I get it at least once a week. I keep texting "STOP" like it asks and I still get them.
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countrymom 12:36 PM 04-19-2012
I got one at 230pm, seriously!!!
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momma2girls 12:45 PM 04-19-2012
I get them daily and there are not from the same # all the time. I even had some man call my cell # and said some pretty nasty things to me!!! I called the BBB-
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saved4always 01:12 PM 04-19-2012
Yes!!! I have been getting that same call with the same message on my cell phone!! I did add it to the do not call list a while ago. It usually starts: "this is Rachel from Cardmember Services. There is nothing currently wrong with your account....blah, blah......" or something like that. Sometimes I just yell into the phone: "Of course there is nothing wrong with my account! I pay my credit card in full every month!!!!" I know that no one can hear me when I do it, but sometimes it makes me feel better.
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saved4always 01:14 PM 04-19-2012
Originally Posted by JenNJ:
OMG! Yes! They are driving me CRAZY! I get them on my cell and my home phone. It's been 6 months. When I press 3 to be removed, the person hangs up on me.

I've starting pressing 1 for an operator and then setting the carbon monoxide detector off in their ear when they answer. The calls come a little less frequently now.

This particular company can't be traced. They have a system that scrambles the caller ID #s so you cant report them. It is beyond frustrating.
I like that! Maybe I will try that, too! If nothing else, it might make me laugh.
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spud912 01:21 PM 04-19-2012
Yes, they call here on most days at around 12:30 pm (the busiest time of the day and it's always difficult to get to the phone). Unfortunately, my husband usually calls at that time too, so I never know if it's him or the telemarketer. I used to press 3, but then I started pressing 1 to speak to an operator. The second I mention the do not call registry or to stop calling, they either hang up on me or argue with me. They are beyond rude!! Now I just hang up when I hear the recording and go on with my day.
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Michael 04:26 PM 04-19-2012
Don't know is anyone already mentioned this. File a complaint with the Do Not Call List Registry: https://complaints.donotcall.gov/com...k.aspx?panel=2

I also love the BLOCK button on my phone.
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wdmmom 05:07 PM 04-19-2012
Consider it done. Thanks, Michael!!!
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