Interrupted & Ticked Off said: Caller had some odd accent and asked for "Jack" something. I could not understand the last name. When I said he had a wrong number, he asked "What the "F..K" are you doing, talking on my phone?" At that point I hung up.
xxx said: Recording started talking as soon as my answer machine came on. When my answer machine beeped to start recording, the recording stopped & hung up. All I could make out over my answer machine talking was "Hello, this is Rachel with Card Holder Services.
Area code 789 is a fake area code. 000, the first 3 digets after the area code is not valid either. They're trying hide from the law by having a false phone number show up on caller ID's.
marlene said: Number called inquiring on prices for sand (I work in a gravel pit) so question seemed legitimate, just seemed strange to receive a call from such a strange number. I tried to call number back, said I needed to add "1" or "0" to make this long distance call, even though I had entered a "1"
anonymous said: As the previous post ... the caller speaks only Spanish and they claim that someone may have "abused" our credit cards. The funny thing is that he asked for my wife, yet when I said she wasn't home, he began discussing the matter with me!!!
REALLY ... WHO DOES THAT ??? LOL
The other key factor during this conversation is that although "We" do speak and write Spanish,(fluently) we never, ever contact any business company and inquire about services by only speaking in Spanish!
Everything, and I mean everything we do ... any type of business we conduct with anyone is done so in English.
If they call you, ask them a few questions yourself ....
1) What is your name?
2) What is your company called?
3) What services do you provide and how can this call help me? (Make sure they tell you in details what they do)
4) That's great! But let's just say If I have any questions, what is your direct number so I can reach you?
5) Where is your office located? What about your headquarters, where is it domiciled and in what country?
6) Are you (BBB) Better Business Bureau Certified, and if so, under what name?
Obviously, if they are skeptical to provide you any of the above ... do what I do ... HAVE FUN WITH THEM! LOL
7) I'm sorry but ... what did you say your name was?
8) And how can I reach you directly and let's start with the area code first?
9) I'm sorry, again but ... why are you calling me for again?
10) Yeahhhhhhh uh-huh .... I appreciate your concern but I'd like to know, why is important to you inform me of my credit scores or potential fraudulent charges again? (Act really concerned) LOL
11) I probably contacted you before about this but i honestly don't remember exactly when. However, I'm sure you have me listed in your data base with the exact date and possibly time that I had contacted you about your services and requested that you to inform me of such actions.
If they don't provide you with the "When and How" they were contacted by you with at least "The so called date and time" ...
(Keep in mind that i am of Hispanic origin who happens to speak and write in Spanish fluently ... end it with good ole' number 12!!!! )
12) Before you hang up ... tell him/her to #$%@ OFF and speak English the next time they call!!!!!