A person asking if I was a diabetic. Calling through the day using my name. Also calling my husband several times a day asking the same question...Are we diabetic? ):
Received 3 calls before I decided to answer. When I did, I said "This call is being recorded for the police department as a potential scam. If you continue this call you give your consent to recording."
They quickly hung up. 15 minutes later another call came in. I said "you called 15 minutes ago and were advised this call is being recorded. Please state your name and business." They hung up. Other sites report this as medical supplies and requesting medicare and SS number
The national pandemic of telephone terrorism perpetrated by desperate criminal collection agencies is because they are trying to terrorize people who are naive enough to answer and submit to unsolicited telephone calls or written "collection" letters that have no legitimate legal debt associated with them or any of the companies, universities, or whomever else they claim to represent. Because most "little guys" were bankrupted by the criminal Wall St/Congress/Big Oil/Big Bankers/Big Business/Military/Robber Barons, so the desperate collection agencies are attempting to collect unpaid debts from innocent people by terrorizing them into submission.Word of advice. NEVER answer any calls you don't recognize or are not expecting. Use selective call rejection service if available, or switch to an Internet-based telephone service which provides comprehensive call rejection options. If rogue calls become chronic, turn off all the ringers on all of your phones except one, and set its volume to the minimum setting. If you don't answer the call and the caller is legitimate, they will usually leave a voicemail after the first or second try. Rogue callers never leave voicemail messages because that could be used as evidence against them if it came to a lawsuit. If you receive a rogue letter in the mail warning you of some "collection" action against you, if you don't actually owe it, reply with a short letter stating that you don't owe it. Or if you do owe all or part of it, reply with something like "You claim I owe you a debt. Under §809 FDCPA, I request validation of this debt."Only give them your name as THEY have written it to you (e.g. “John Doe” not “Jonathon Q. Doe” or however you normally sign your own name), address, and the account number they report. But if you do not owe the debt (zombie debt, aged debt, mistaken or stolen identity, forgery, etc.) state that you have never done any business with them or with the (alleged) original creditor of any kind and you expect the collection agency to close the matter, stop harassing you and take any bad credit marks they've caused off of your credit rating, and furthermore, that any further contact from them must be in writing on their official business correspondence letterhead. Send your letter to them a.s.a.p., always within thirty days, first class certified mail return receipt requested. If they refuse it and you get the letter back unopened, leave it unopened and save it in your files as evidence against them should they pursue legal action against you. If they did receive it and continue to pursue action against you, let them. The judge will throw it out of court. If the rogue collection agency sells your account to another rogue collection agency just tell them the claim has been proven invalid and offer to send them a copy of your letter to the previous rogue collection agency. Warn all your friends about this rash of desperate collection agency terrorism, and how to combat it. Knowledge is power. The more you learn how to combat rogue collection agencies, back-taxes scammers, phishing scammers, and other flimflammers, the more you will learn how easy it is to do.Above all, keep a record of everything, of every rogue call w/ caller ID information displayed including time and day of each call. Maintain a complete file on any snail-mailed intimidation from rogue collection agencies, including copies of all correspondences and postal receipts. Reporting rogue calls on sites like800notes.com, whocallsme.com, phoneowner.info is a great idea too, because many people find these sites by googling for the rogue number(s) after receiving calls from them.--Start Here:http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs3-hrs2.htmhttp://www.google.com/search?num=50&q=%C2%A7809+FDCPAhttp://www.google.com/search?num=50&q=zombie-debthttp://www.google.com/search?num=50&q=slander-of-credithttp://www.google.com/search?num=50&q=limited ... llection-agencyhttp://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs27-debtcoll.htmhttp://www.ehow.com/way_5849463_do-up-certified-dispute-letter.htmlhttp://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Defeat-a-Collection-Agencyhttp://hubpages.com/hub/Battling-Consumer-Debt-Collectors-Part-2-I-Do-Not-Owe-This-Debthttp://hubpages.com/hub/Sample-letters-for-disputes-to-creditors--collectors-and-credit-bureaushttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FDCPAhttp://www.fair-debt-collection.com/Disputing ... ute-letter.html (most say the above sample letter is too long and should be much shorter)http://www.fair-debt-collection.com/statue-limitations.htmlhttp://www.spooftel.com/ <= !Credit Report:https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jspUSPS:http://www.usps.com/send/waystosendmail/extra ... mailservice.htmhttp://www.usps.com/send/waystosendmail/extra ... eiptservice.htmOther links:http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/02/29 ... tors/index.htmlhttp://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Defeat-a-Collection-Agencyhttp://clarkhoward.com/shownotes/category/12/103/358/http://clarkhoward.com/topics/drop_dead_letter.html--Information for filing complaints against rogue telephone calls,telephone harassment, false "bill collector" harassment, etc.,in the United States and Canada:UNITED STATESUS National Do Not Call Registry, file complaint: https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspxFederal Trade Commissionhttp://www.ftc.gov 1-877-382-4357File complaint online: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.govhttps://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=enthat is at www.ftc.govFederal Communications CommissionTelephone toll free: 1-888-225-5322http://www.fcc.gov/contacts.htmlFile complaint online: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumers.htmlhttp://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htmFCC Abandoned Calls Complaint form:http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/1088D-R.pdfemail: [email protected] Business Bureau, Check out a Business, find owner, contact info; file a Complaint:http://www.bbb.org/us/INTERNET CRIME:File report for Internet Crime at:Internet Crime Complaint Centrehttp://www.ic3.gov/default.aspxCANADARCMP Phone bustersTelephone toll free: 1-888-495-8501Mon-Fri 8:30-5:20 pm (Eastern Time)E-mail: [email protected] Website is at: http://www.phonebusters.com File complaint online: https://www.recol.ca/intro.aspx?lang=en(Register with a password and then can continually file complaints)Canada National Do Not Call Registry:Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)Telephone toll free to File A Complaint: 1-866-580-3625(to withdraw a complaint is 877-249-2782)CRTC online complaints form: https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/pfplin-fccoin-engthat is at www.crtc.gc.caBetter Business Bureau, Check out a Business, find owner, contact info; file a Complaint:http://www.bbb.org/canada/
Received 3 calls before I decided to answer. When I did, I said "This call is being recorded for the police department as a potential scam. If you continue this call you give your consent to recording."They quickly hung up. 15 minutes later another call came in. I said "you called 15 minutes ago and were advised this call is being recorded. Please state your name and business." They hung up.
Two calls, each identified with a number beginning with V, within minutes of each other. Never anyone there.
Received a call from this number, appearing on caller ID as RESET (likely called from an auto-dialer), a man with a slight foreign accent came on line and asked for me by my correct name. He asked if there was someone in my home who has been found to be a diabetic. I asked for the name of the person that he thinks has diabetes. He then said that he must have called the wrong person. Possible phishing call or, if valid, may be a telemarketing call from someone representing USANA.
I recieved this call yesterday, broken english, wanted to know if I had back problems. I ask, Who is this ?. He said he was caling from united health care. Any one who ask for your personal info is a SCAM they will use your information to receive funds in your name from your medicare, medicaid, and your insurance. Please tell them nothing. Is there some one we can report to?. Janney
Calls from this number have been coming in once a day for a week now (4/27). I disabled the mic, picked up the phone and just listened. After about 15-20 seconds a woman (in good English) said Hello, Hello then after another 10 seconds or so it went dead and the dial tone returned. The caller ID says "reset"
When I answered there was along pause and then someone said hello, I said Hello, long pause then they hung up.
This number has called several times and is never there when the phone is answered
This number 701 920 9511 called me twice today. First of all I am hard of hearing, if they don't talk slow or clearly i will NOT understand .. Second of all I am American and do not know what language they speak, but if they don't talk english then do NOT call. Third of all, I am disabled not only hard of hearing but have severe anxiety. I told the first person, wrong number, I told the second person wrong number and i hope there won't be a third. Do not call again, unless you speak english or speak sloiw.
Who are these idiots? If this is medical related, why isn't it coming from the doctor's office. Is this a scam and should it be reported? What is recorded in a doctor's office should be private and not given out to these companies!!!!!!!!!
They called asking for my mother by name. When I told them she passed away six years ago, there was a pause and they asked to speak to her again. I said "Ya, I'd like to speak to her again too, who is calling?" He then asked if anyone had diabetes in the house. Told him no and hung up. It showed up on caller ID as "RESET".
How did these people get my medical information?????????
called at 8:35am today - number showed up as "unknown caller" - answering machine picked up female sounding voices in a noisy room - caller hung up on answering machine
I wonder if this should be reported to medicare as a possible scam. I got this call today but didnt answer it as the caller ID was unknown name. They just hung up with the answering machine kicked in.
a call came through on our phone and when we did not answer the caller said said, "Hello.., Albert... Hello...., Albert...., and hung up.
It might as well have been the "Hello this is Peggy". It was a "Cathy" in very broken english trying to find out if anyone in the household was diabetic. She did have my name.
Has been calling my cell in Maine the past few days. Doesn't leave a message.
Weirdest thing, this came through on the caller ID on my phone, "v03301616100910" and I have no idea WTF it is. Anyone? It's secret Alien Diabetic code for give me your money! Probably a scam.
Had this number call my mother about the same thing. They wanted her Medicare number and social security number to send her free supplies. When she wouldn't give the info and asked for a number to call them back at they hung up on her!! SCAM
7019209511 - other websites says they call about sending diabetic supplies. Said people are hard to understand because they have a language barrier.
Wanted to know who owns this number.
I got a call from this number and the caller Id name said RESET. Didn't answer it and no message left.