||This man says his name is Robert Lynn Williams, I met him on Match.com. He is a scammer, please report him.
||I'm glad to see this got cleared up my family and i tried to file a police report *I* was getting harassing calls because part of that number was my old number, but my crappy towns police department refused to do anything about it
||call from --- no name only this numberWho could this be
||These idiots have called my cell twice in under mintues. Nothing but a ripoff.
||Two calls today - I just don't answer, so there was no message. People are right- the DNC list doesn't seem effective. It was supposed to prevent these kinds of calls, but right now the elections calls are going on, so I guess we just have to be more vigilant.
||Just not answering
||I believe the reason it hangs up after it rings once is because it is set to start the recording when it hears someone talking. Like, when u call a phone and it says something like please stay on the line while the nextel subsriber you are trying to call is reached. So it starts its recording but looks like it rang once and hung up.
||It took a few second to get a response to my hello. John asked me how I was doing but I asked him to get to the point. He pitched his offer. I said I wasn't interested and asked him to take me off his list. He said, But it's a great offer... I said, Please don't argue with me, just take me off your list. He said, Have a good day, [***].
||Received a pre-recorded message in a woman's voice stating that was calling about my credit card. I hung up when nobody answered my Hello, hello. The area code is about halfway down mainland Florida. But I think that the prefix should be invalid and makes no sense. Apparently, the calling party programmed its phone system with prefix to hide the real prefix. I wonder if that's illegal. If they would have nothing to hide, why would they make up a phone number to program for caller ID?
||Finally got a direct number to their office.
||Credit card debt people
||I just got a call from that number, too.May , George
||Tires of this call coming in two to three times a day. Same situation as everyone that has complained. could someone please help all of us to get rid of this annoyance. If we answer or don't answer, they still keep calling
||Garbage Spam. Reported.
||Tired of scams
||I also have a Kansas number. Saw them on caller id -- didn't answer.
||Received a call on from --. Received a call on from --. Received a call today, from -- - the woman knew my first name, said they were calling people because their magazines are arriving damaged, I said mine are fine, she then said Since I have you on the phone, I said I have to go. Thanks. and hung up. I do not buy my magazines through Publishers' Clearing House. I truly appreciate everyone's comments here. This is some sort of scam. I found it interesting that other commenters also received calls from the other two numbers.
||I don't know who this was. I do know that the phone only rang twice and before I could pick it up... they hung up. Wish I knew thou. Area code is Tampa area. % sure this is some scumbag telemarketer.
||It sounded like a recorded message - per the DONOTCALL.GOV website You may also file a complaint if you received a call that used a recorded message instead of a live person (whether or not your number was on the Registry).
||A profane call
||This number has just started calling me and I don't answer. What is this number? A telemarketer?
||You Go Robin. I'm gonna stay with Credit Unions from now on. Regions Bank has pushed me so far from standard banks. Come on. I'm working, I'll get you the money, I mean them. Besides, nobody wants to have a reposession, I had one in , its even more expensive...
||This is an extortion scam that was featured on ABC World News and Nightline last night:Phantom Debt Collectors From India Harass Americans, Demand MoneyBy BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , CINDY GALLI and MATTHEW MOSK (@mattmosk) June , Hundreds of thousands of cash-strapped Americans have been targeted by abusive debt collectors operating out of overseas call centers suspected of links to organized crime in India, law enforcement officials told ABC News.The calls are part of a massive scam, one that appears to target struggling Americans -- especially those who have gone online to apply for payday loans. Armed with personal information from those pilfered applications, the threatening callers, who claim to be debt collectors poised to initiate legal action, have managed to pry loose millions of dollars from their victims -- even when the victims never owed money in the first place.This is what we call a phantom debt collection scam, said Jon Leibowitz, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. It's a very pernicious and innovative new fraud.Working through call centers in India, the commission estimates that the criminals have dialed at least . million calls, persuading already cash-strapped victims to send them more than $ million. Some have reported receiving dozens of calls per hour. They are victims like Cindy Gervais, of New Orleans, who went online for a quick loan when her husband's car was hit by a driver who didn't have insurance.Even though she paid the loan off, the so-called phantom debt collectors with Indian accents began calling to say she still owed money.He more or less told me that if I didn't pay, they were going to have someone on my doorstep to arrest me, she told ABC News. And that they were going to contact my place of business, and tell them what kind of person I am.At first, she said she resisted. Then the calls became more frequent, and started to ring on her cell phone, and at the grocery distribution company where she had worked for years.I was more or less was in panic mode because he told me there would be someone before noon at my place of business to arrest me and take me to jail, she said tearfully. So I agreed to pay him.After receiving scores of complaints, investigators with the FTC said they began tracking the calls, and following the payments. They alleged the payments led them to a California company run by an Indian-American named Kirit Patel, and that such scams would not be possible without American front men.I would say that all roads of this scam, or many of the roads of this scam, lead back to Mr. Patel, said the FTC's Leibowitz.ABC News tracked Patel for weeks, from the suburbs of San Francisco to Austin, Texas.Patel refused to talk. But his lawyer, Mark Ellis, said he believes it is far too early to pass judgment on his client. Ellis, a Sacramento-based attorney, told ABC News that Patel was hired for a nominal fee to set up an American shell company, and had no idea what the call centers in India were doing.I can tell you, he was as snookered by the people in India as anybody, Ellis said. He's a -year-old man who is nearing his retirement who thought all he had to do was set up some corporations and everything was on the up and up. He's completely dismayed that he has become the lightning rod of this entire problem.A close friend of Patel's also defended him in a brief interview at his home, saying Patel was not trying to defraud anyone -- he was just an unwitting, bit player in a larger scheme.If Mr. Patel was just a cog in the wheel he seems to have been a pretty big cog, Leibowitz said. It is clear that Patel was integrally involved with this scam. Leibowitz points to thousands of pages of financial and phone records gathered by the FTC and filed as part of a civil case brought against him in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento last month. When FTC lawyers sought to freeze his assets and prevent his business from continuing to operate, Patel responded by invoking his rights against self-incrimination. His lawyer told ABC News he has had to be careful in how he responds to the allegations in civil court because there is a potential criminal action, but that Patel maintains the allegations against him are false. Federal investigators said the phantom debt collection operation that allegedly benefitted from Patel's assistance was one of several that all trace back to the same small town in Western India called Ahmedabad. Callers use technology to make it appear that the calls originate inside the U.S. Victims provided ABC News with recordings of dozens of the calls, and many of the thickly accented callers appear to be reading off a script. Subpoenas have been readied, and Monday morning you're going to be picked up from your home, one caller says on a victim's voicemail. And you have children. Don't worry about your children. We have a childcare department to take care of the children. You will be behind bars for six months, said another caller. And once you go behind bars, you will lose your job. Once you are behind the bars, you won't get a single drop of water. William Peerce Howard, a Tampa attorney who represents victims of harassment from debt collectors, said it takes an especially twisted criminal to use threats and coercion to pry money from someone who is already struggling financially These guys really are the most visible villains in America today, he said. They make a living scaring people.Mark Merola, of Florida, said he just panicked when the caller told him he might be arrested at the deli where he works in a Florida retirement community. I was nervous. I didn't want to embarrass myself, my family, he said. He used his debit card to pay the collector $. Afterwards, he says he realized how stupid I was. It just happened so fast, he said. I got scared. Leibowitz said he hopes with more attention, future potential targets of the scam will recognize red flags before they turn over any money. If callers say they are from the police, consumers should know that law enforcement officers do not collect debt for private parties. If the caller is speaking with a thick Indian accent, but calls themselves by a names such as Officer Mike Johnson, that should be a tip off. And if they're calling times in two hours, that's another red flag. Legitimate debt collectors, legitimate pay day lenders don't do those sorts of things, he said. Merola said he would like to see anyone involved in the scam prosecuted aggressively. There's no place in society for these people, he said. http:abcnews.go.comBlotterphantom-debt-co ... &page=
||unknown # per vz. annoying, repetitive calling.
||ph. number not in my contacts. left a voice mail, but i always come here for unknowns. call was from Tek systems. i have worked with them in the past. Not spam. adding to my tek systems contact list
||I also got similar messages saying need to discuss something very urgent which can not be talked on phone, plz contact me on [emailprotected] * * for further information, plz dont fall for this guysgirls, i m looking forward to report this to police.
||Press to be put on our Do Not Call list -- I hung up instead.
||Not a debt collecter a mtg scammer....
||This obnoxious number calls each morning at : Eastern. When I answer, a recording says, This is an important business call, but all of our agents are busy. Press to hold for the next available agent.Caller ID shows the name as Preferred Collections.
||location of number
||Just received the same text as Raul. I guess we are both winners...
||On the do not call list. Sick of this everyday
||Called me twice, hung up both times I answered.
||Some guy from Orlando, FL stating that you can make $ - $ a day...
||UPS Shipping called about a package and to verify our business address. They had our old address on file and claimed they were updating their files with our new address. Then they called back again, and had made a mistake and hung up.
||my name iis antoinett, please do not call me in the midle the nite. one more time I will sue your [***].
||Thick Indian accent. Wanted to give me a free wireless home security system, as soon as I mentioned I was a renter, he hung up.. How Rude.
||I answered and robot voice says goodbye then hangs up. I would recommend not calling the number back. It probably charges you or something.
||Number keeps calling... Any info? Creditor?
||Good idea to an extent but here is something a bit better: Write your congress men and women that we need better enforcement of DO NOT CALL and add a federal law (like Washington State) to make robo calls illegal with significant fines. I have a separate call blocker and once an area codephone exchange has called me or times I block the entire area codeexchange. I also try not to answer phone calls with unknown IDgeneric caller id but this can occasionally be a bit counterproductive so we need our well paid government leaders to do some helpful work for a change.
||I also got a pre-recorded message from 'Juan'. It was a strange buzzing at first and then after about seconds he starts talking in a pre-recorded message. I do not want this number calling me.
|| wehrle dr Williamsville nythe owner michael geiger is a professional scam artistlook at these sites by http:www.ag.ny.govpress-releaseerie-county-company-shut-down-sellinghttp:www.state.ia.usgovernmentagprotecti ... _company.htmlhttp:yosemite.epa.govoarhcepaadmin.nsfF ... .Complaint.pdfhttp:yosemite.epa.govoarhcepaadmin.nsfF ... .Answer.pdfhttp:yosemite.epa.govoarhcepaadmin.nsfF ... ,Answer.pdfhttp:yosemite.epa.govoarhcepaadmin.nsfF ... .ALJltr.pdfhttp:yosemite.epa.govOARHCEPAAdmin.nsfF ... eamerimart.pdfhttp:yosemite.epa.govOArhcEPAAdmin.nsfF ... edComplaint.pdf
||guess what i found
||Have had calls from this number which is ID to Tracy Casimiro. Leave no messages....When I tried returning the call....I get a recorded message saying that the number has been disconnected or is no longer in service.
||does anybody recognise this number?
||Called cell phone. When I answered, they hung up.
||I called them back after reading these posts. The rep i spoje with said the office was in Colorado. I am interested in a rent to own, but, so many scams these days.....
||() - called this morning ().() - called on Mon () morning.() - called last Sat () morning.() - called last Fri () morning.() - called last Thurs () morning.Answering machine asnwered call each time, no message left.
||Tampa Bay resident
||Had to block number
||This number call my home every day several times, when i pick up no one speaks. it a machine
||QUIT CALLING ME