chris said: I found a website that gives you the exact location of the telephone if it's a land line and 206-812-1769 is presently located at Latitude 47.61 and Longitude -122.33, on the map it looks like it runs under Freeway Park near two medium sized apartment buildings near 9th and Seneca, the heart of Virginia Mason campus.
chris said: Ann Wheeler of Olympic Collections is a Seattle-based collection agency and is hired by all manner of businesses to get you to pay your bills but I believe they have a lot of clients from the medical community since all my bills are medical related. They are paid on a commission basis, probably a 50/50 or 60/40 split. While the name is probably a pseudonym, she is very real. Since my PT bill was over 10 months old, go back 9 months or longer and if you can recall a medical visit that you haven't paid, chances are your provider has hired their services.
This is their livelihood, and they will use any sales tactic you can think of to close the deal since sales is a numbers game. The more calls you make, the higher your chance of success. The only difference between them and the window treatment company is that they have a heckofa lot more information on you and the law on their side to be a bit more pesky in order to get you to talk to them.
Ann uses cozy warm up lines on her voicemails such as the following, taken straight off my voicemail:
"Christine, I'm trying very hard to get ahold of you-- you like NEVER answer your phone. Call me... this is Anne."
"Christine, this is Anne Wheeler again. I'm trying to get in touch with you guys, either you or John call me back, OK? I'm right here in Seattle so it's not long distance."
"Christine, you may not remember me, but this is Anne Wheeler, and I'd really like to get in touch with you and I'm trying really hard, so please call me back, OK?"
Keep in mind that if you are using *67 to block your number from caller ID, this method is not completely foolproof. From immediately hitting *69 to dial the last number who called you from using equipment that has been tampered with to remove blocks, there are always ways to find out who is calling. I hope this information has been useful for you.
Nicole said: they called my phone so many times in so many days i didnt answer. my bf answered when they called and i was around. they guy had a middle eastern accent and said it was for some teeth whitening thing and we told him to no call my number any more and i still recived phone calls after that. most of them were when i was either working or sleeping but when i finally was able to anwer i told them that i had already told them to not call again. and told them again. and i still got calls from them so this time i told them that if they called me again i'm calling the police and reporting them for harasment. i didn't recive a call from them for about 2 or 3 weeks then they called 1 time and i was at work and so far havent heard from them again if they call me again im reporting them if they call you call your local police department and report them for harasment what they are doing is ILLEGAL
UH said: A woman called asking if I knew how to get in touch with Martha Olivo. She asked if Martha still had United Horsemanship. I told her to check the web page, www.MarthaOlivo.com. Then I checked the web to see what I could find out about the caller: DSC Inc 209.858.3666 and found this web page.
Emily said: I just got a call from this number and it really scared me because He said "Hello" then something i could understand and at the end said something about my number and hung up. I tried texting the number but i got a message back saying I couldn't..... then, I even tried calling back and it said that it wasn't a working number.
Colleen said: Just received a call from this number (lady said they were Travelers Insurance but the Caller ID just said Florida) telling me that my husband was a victim of fraud. Yes, that is true in January. I tell her my husband is serving in Iraq and how did she get this info. Prob. from the bank she say and continues to let me know that they have a bunch of lawyers willing to get our money back and prevent further fraud and their company name is Travelers Insurance. I ask her for a call back phone number and she gives me 866-967-8306. She wants me to spend $10.95 shipping to receive the information on the program. At this point I hang up one her. Her name was Karen. I call the 866 number she gives me and a completely different company answers. They are a payment processing company. This poor girl tells me that she has no idea why I was given her number and gives me the number for her corporate office of Internet Law Center 888-514-6020. I am waiting to speak with a supervisor there. If they have no contract with "Travelers Insurance" then they are also being harassed by this group. By giving out a number for a company that is not even associated with the original call should constitute fraud in itself? How did this original caller know that my husband was a victim of fraud? That is scary. She even knew what city and state we lived in! We live in Washington State.
It is Criminals Calling! said: This is an Identity Theft phishing scam - they tell you it is for an Extended Car Warranty, once they get your Credit Card number they charge thousands of dollars on it. They did NOT "GET YOUR NUMBER FROM SOMEWHERE". It uses a sequential number Auto-dialing computer (Calls EVERY phone number by adding 1 to the previous phone number) and is run by criminals.... they could care less about the Do-Not-Call list. The phone number seen on Caller ID is "spoofed", which means it is not the number from which the call was placed - they just pick some random number to use when the computer dials the calls. In all probability, the calls are coming from Russia, Nigeria or another one of the countries that are known for email scams - IT IS THE SAME PEOPLE that send out Email phishing scams! The worst thing you can do is answer, that validates your phone number as a "real" phone number. It is then added to a list that they originator uses REPEATEDLY to call you... and then it is put on a list that is sold to other scammers (criminals, really) at a premium price, because it is then on a list of valid cell phone numbers!
It Is Criminals Calling, do not answer!
sick of it said: It is Professional Choice Recovery. They are a debt collector. They will pull out ALL THE STOPS to try to get you to pay a debt. They have contacted me before trying to collect a debt from my sister (she passed away a year and a half ago). They told me that this could affect MY credit rating. I called a lawyer and NO IT WON'T. They will say anything to try to get you to pay even if you don't own it
Michael said: I am willing to go in with anyone and pursue some kind of lawsuit. I will gladly add my voice to everyone. It doesn't do any good to complain here. We all are innocent victims and are annoyed and angry just as much as the next person.
Like most everyone else, I am on the National Do Not Call Registry, and have been for almost 2 years. If anyone comes up with a viable solution, please let me know. You can email me at mdisbell (at) live.com and I will help you however I can.
It's time to take action instead of just complaining.