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Caller of unknown origin with an unidentifiable accent asked for 'Annabelle' (not my name) and when I said this was not her number and to put me on their do not call list (as I do for all unsolicited calls) the caller said he would call me again and again and again. Proceeded to call twice after I hung up on him. First time was a hang-up after about one ring and the second time caller left a voice mail reiterating that he was going to call me again and again and again.
I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize. No message.
Called and did not leave a message. Have no idea who they are or what they wanted.
This number has called my cell phone 6 times now over a period of 3 months. I never answer calls from area codes I don't recognize, figuring if it's important, they'll leave a voicemail. Of course, they never leave a voicemail. I'm not going to answer unknown calling numbers because I'm not doing business with anyone who calls me; if I want to do business with someone, I will call THEM. These telemarketers get around the Do Not Call lists by using recorded messages requiring you to call them back, so it's YOU establishing contact, not THEM. NEVER, NEVER send money to get money! You'll get scammed EVERY TIME!
I didn't even answer their call yet but I will tell them where to stick it
Thanks for the heads up
Something to keep in mind about all these continuing bothersome calls for surveys, so called charities and so called charity pickups despite asking them to remove you from their list:
Call centers have sprung up in my town that make use of the survey and the charity loophole around the do not call list; they have been a headache for law enforcement, emergency services, neighboring businesses and residential areas. When I ask any patrolling officer in town about these call centers, they are quick to state their frustrations about the criminal activity that some of these call centers have brought into the area. Several law enforcement agencies regularly visit some of these call centers looking for warrant arrests etc. I have heard from sources including from frustrated employees that work for these call centers complaining about the drug activity, vandalism of cars and neighboring businesses, break-ins and theft, drinking while on the job, smoke breaks are actually marijuana breaks, drunk driving, very dangerous driving, tons of tossed out litter of empty liquor containers, trash, food etc. I’ve even heard that the mangers are also involved in criminal activities and have even preyed on their legitimate employees who are simply trying to eek out a living on horrible wages. Also the operators are untrained in a very high turn around, poorly managed and dysfunctional work environment.
Also realize this when you call a companies’ customer service line and get horrible service from the call center that’s been hired by the company. One time while on a call with our bank’s customer service, the operator was so loopy that it required ending the call and calling again to try and get someone else to help, think about that when you call a companies’ customer service and the conversation gets odd, off the wall and obtuse – you may be talking to an operator that’s drunk or on something. After 6 months of getting a different and wrong answer to our ongoing problem each time we called our bank’s call center, we gave up and closed the account.
With so little police left in our town due to cutbacks, they can’t always respond to vandalism and break-ins when it’s witnessed as they have their plate full responding to the major emergencies, this allows the criminal activity free reign, the neighborhood becomes the hood. Some insurance companies require proof of private security patrols before they will honor a claim due to vandalism or theft leaving the neighboring businesses off guard and uncovered. These businesses also have the added cost to hire private security, install security systems/monitoring, upgrade lighting etc. Then there are the dangers and headaches to the nearby businesses employees such as their cars being vandalized or broken into. Some businesses simply give in, pickup and move out of town.
One of my neighbors owns a call center and he requires that his operators are bonded, but I guess there’s no laws requiring this – there should be. Right now in my town it seems like anybody can start up a call center and hire questionable labor for cheap without much regulation.
I my efforts the past several years to try and get something done, I am most struck by the fact that there’s no real help, everyone is more worried about being sued than dealing with the obvious problem - you are on your own while the town is taken over by the crime these call centers bring into the neighborhoods....
I had a phone call around 430 today from an Indian sound guy that said that I have been awarded from the federal government nine thousand dollars for school and asked me did I want cash Visa or MasterCard or my checking account. I continued to ask where are you calling from and how to get my information. they gave me my address and my name scary. no one is safe
Been calling everyday for a week now but I haven't answered and they don't leave a message...
it is totally fake no........don't believe of any scheme by this no and they guys speaks totally fake
I received the same call.
i just got called from this number a few minutes ago it sounded like an Indian or Arabic guy who I could barely understand he told me he was from the government and could get me 7 grand in which I would never have to pay back I just hung on him because first of all since when did our government have people working who could barely speak English and why would they be bothering unsuspecting citizens trying to give them money? sounds like a complete scam if you ask me!
what the hell is wrong with you people?!?!?! giving money to people you dont know because they SAY they are going to send you 10 times that amount...come on!!! BRIGHTEN UP PEOPLE! DONT GET SCAMMED!
THIS LOW DOWN DIRTY SCAM IS BETTER THAN ARMED BANK ROBBERY, THESE DOGS CAN CAN INVAID YOUR HOME WITHOUT THE KEY AND SWEETTALK YOUR WEAK MIND SET; ARMED WITH A SIMPLE GUN CALLED GREEDY THE HELP US ROBB OURSELVES.
They call then when I ask who is calling they hang up.
They called on my land line and hung up when I said Hello.
the government doesn't require money from you for any kind of grant.
got the call just now. total scam
he gat me wat 700 dolar an he toll me ta same think
they got me for 200.00 paid thru western union when i call they say i need to pay the taxes on it for the amount of 572.00 they also hang up on me when i ask questions i was given the names gary watson and elzina jones
thay got me for 200.00 your not getting it back you need to file a police report
they got me for 340.00 they said i was getting a government grant for 5,000 and i have never received it and i dont knw wat to do cause i need my money back