Read Scamnation! Fraud is on the rise. Protect yourself from the latest tricks. Consumer Reports.Org October 2012 cover article and protect yourself from many more scams.
File a Complaint with the National Do Not Call Registry! The number must be registered 31 days before the scam call. REGISTER NOW! 888-382-1222
Email one Phishing Report to all three firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dial *57 to send a call trace to law enforcement after FRAUDULENT, DATA-MINING and SCAMMERs calls. Remember to follow-up and file a formal police report.
1-877-792-2873 Drug Enforcement Agency Report Extortion Scam or DEA impersonator.
FBI Report Scammers claiming to represent law enforcement or officers of the court.
FCC Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau - Report Do-Not-Call, Wireless spam, and any Calls or messages to residential lines, business lines, wireless devices, emergency lines, patient rooms, and toll-free numbers.
FTC is 877-382-4357 form 1088 ban on Robo-Calls. Small Win.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (1718 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20009) - Keeping tabs on Telemarketing and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)|Introduction | What you Can Do to Reduce Telemarketing Calls | Telemarketing Law and Practices | News | Previous Top News | Resources | Telemarketing Companies
https://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs19-cid.htmCaller ID and My Privacy - Fact Sheet 19: by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
or Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) Registration against the California Department of Consumer Affairs - Contractors State License Board.
|Jack Schist - Rocks
|000-000-0000 unknown name*|
|202-599-8470 PO America|
|202-599-8480 PO America*|
|202-599-8502 PO America*|
|202-599-8535 PO America*|
|202-599-8630 PO America*|
|202-644-8398 PO America*|
|202-644-8497 PO America*|
|205-324-7090 Mail Fast Inc*|
|206-496-0484 Skip Tel|
|206-496-0486 Customer Help|
|206-496-0929 Winner PO America*|
|208-515-7470 IC System|
|209-612-0254 wireless caller*|
|212-555-9874 new york*|
|212-626-6934 PO America*|
|213-232-0833 Unknown Name|
|213-232-8901 Unknown Name|
|213-289-9006 PO America & Cardholder Services*|
|213-290-4584 number only*|
|213-550-3070 PO America*|
|214-283-1316 wireless caller*|
|253-382-9031 Service Dept|
|253-382-9076 PO America*|
|253-382-9912 PO America|
|253-753-9039 PO America|
|303-217-1074 Cardholder Services*|
|310-558-3438 unknown name*|
|310-674-0222 Unknown Name*|
|310-742-3223 Crown Home Ctr|
|310-957-2450* unknown name|
|312-273-9060 PO America*|
|312-273-9324 PO America*|
|312-273-9325 PO America*|
|347-269-4712 Unknown Name|
|347-269-4713 Unknown Name|
|347-298-1357 New York|
|360-474-3924 PO America|
|360-747-9383 Cardholder Services*|
|402-206-7411 Cardholder Services*|
|407-454-9999 Cardholder Services*|
|410-775-5932 Unknown Name Solar energy sales creeps hiding behind a solar energy expense tax deduction claim pitch, delivered via robocalls with recorded message disclaiming that the call "is not a sales call."*|
|424-261-4776 Unknown Name*|
|425-658-8952 PO America*|
|425-658-8994 PO America*|
|465-453-8104 Unknown Name|
|480-535-5818 PO America*|
|480-535-5930 PO America*|
|480-639-6478 Electric co*|
|484-483-5222 PO America*|
|502-468-5198 PO America|
|502-632-4414 PO America|
|502-632-4428 PO America|
|502-873-0246 PO America|
|503-457-1194 PO America*|
|503-468-5198 PO America|
|503-468-5935 PO America*|
|503-468-5986 PO America|
|503-563-0989 Cardholder Services*|
|503-902-8103 PO America|
|503-902-8479 Pacific Tel|
|508-468-5012 PO America*|
|510-699-9231 Cap Svcs|
|516-217-6050 Electric serv*|
|516-219-8250 new york*|
|516-219-8258 New York*|
|516-234-8254 Unknown Name*|
|516-841-6535 PO America*|
|562-147-5884 discount center*|
|562-249-2656 Unknown Name*|
|562-259-8922 Unknown Name*|
|562-321-9226 Unknown Name*|
|562-372-4433 discount center*|
|562-388-2202 Vailab U*|
|562-404-7521 Cardholder Services*|
|562-421-7809 Cardholder Services*|
|562-469-8730 Vailab U*|
|562-659-6538 wireless caller*|
|562-912-3387 Cardholder Services*|
|601-548-6250 Unknown Name*|
|602-224-6600 Arizona Air Duct Cleaning*|
|626-667-7722 unk "Home Improvement"*|
|701-301-4001 PO America*|
|702-447-0199 unknown name*|
|702-745-4811 PO America|
|702-745-4857 PO America*|
|714-276-1047 unknown name*|
|714-353-1656 unknown name*|
|714-463-6159 JP Marketing*|
|714-521-4416 Unknown Name|
|714-551-8434 usa cleaning*|
|714-571-6623 Unknown Name*|
|714-892-5202 Galkois ConstCo|
|759-000-1535 Cardholder Services*|
|800-417-9257 PO America*|
|802-552-8012 PO America*|
|802-922-9756 PO America*|
|818-688-5043 BRBN BRBN CA*|
|818-716-7405 unknown name*|
|849-963-3297 unknown name*|
|909-374-9789 Cardholder Services*|
|917-200-9423 John Rosewell*|
|917-217-9562 PO America*|
|951-266-5639 go green educat*|
|954-278-8356 card services*|
|954-278-8365 card services*|
|954-567-9353 PO America*|
|971-213-1938 financial ctr*|
|971-217-9515 Cardholder Services*|
|971-220-1118 Lower Interest*|
|971-220-1183 PO America*|
|971-220-1262 PO America*|
|971-220-1787 PO America*|
|971-229-1183 PO America|
|971-373-2989 PO America & Cardholder Services*|
|"Keep 'em waitin' & baitin'!" — JS|
By wasting their time & passing the warnings on to you!
Jack Schist - Rocks
Scammers and/or Fraudsters
|Jack Schist has a variety of tools handy to answer known scammer calls
Phone Co. Subscriptions
But doesn't use
In a New York minute the phone rings, Jack is instantly alerted that the call is suspicious or a known scammer. He starts a playback of background noise. It could be the waterfront, the flower market loading dock, Grand Central, or any number of recordings where many people are shouting over the clang and crash of heavy moving equipment. Today's selection - building demolition. As he quickly picks up the handset so the scammers predictive dialer sends HIS call to the next available boiler-room operator, he shouts "Get out of my way! No, YOU go around." then into the phone "This better be good." Hopefully the scammers start their own recording, because it means they will be listening closely for any clues. Jack reaches for his boat/sports air-horn can, laughs and whispers "Hey Sully, this call's for" a moment before he says "you" he blasts it into the microphone. "NO, asshole, you get out of MY way!" he shouts.
There are two people listening, two playbacks and two recordings occurring at this point - theirs and Jacks. When their outgoing message playback ends, Jack will press "1" to speak to a representative.
Jack will string them along like this for as long as he can, pumping them for identifying information "What is it you want?"; "What do you want me to do?" creating insults which would make a sailor blush, or a demolition crew beat the crap out of you. But he always mentions the number is on the National Do Not Call List, and always reports the scam to the police with *57 call-trace. Each call is recorded, transcribed, logged, and thoroughly documented. And a follow-up report is always filed. He will even give them a real, genuine gift-card number (holding 99¢ value), expiration date and CVV2 code to go with his fake name, because it identifies the merchant when they attempt an authorization. You see, when Jack is taking delight in his calls, it is a form of venting, of blowing-off steam, for Officer Schist has taken crap all day at the bunko-squad desk. What he does in his down time is his own business. But he knows how to do it - well (what he doesn't do well is talk about his pass-time in third-person.)
A week later the scammers call back on a different number - and ask for "Sully."
|If you are a scammer, telemarketer or fraudster you would be happier if you never knew Jack Schist|
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2012 Unwanted Telephone Calls Log - Q1
DNC - Why the National Do-Not-Call List is BROKEN! It was designed to be easily cracked, it leaks to start with, and skims more scum than a yellow-jacket wasp over a stagnant slimy mosquito swamp.
The U.S. Federal Government could have protected our privacy and our unpublished telephone numbers. If their system was designed to accept the telephone lists from compliant telemarketers, then filter that list for a small fee - returning only the numbers which were not blocked, some of those numbers would still remain unpublished. Using that method, it would still be possible for the unscrupulous telemarketer to determine which of their numbers they had previously collected were on the DNC by comparing the original with the results and flagging their original records which didn't return as DNC.
But the DNC collects all the numbers which citizens insist not be harassed and PUBLISHES ALL OF THEM in one huge list! For a small fee, anyone in the world can obtain the target rich collection of the numbers not to be bothered. They don't even need ONE telephone line to do it!
Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) facilitates setting up an offshore boiler-room filled with obsolete e-waste PCs, English speaking agents and loading the latest DNC list into Dial IT Skype/ for Sage ACT! CallCenter, connect it to a power mains electric outlet and a wide-band internet connection they can skirt and scoff our laws and extradition by merely skirting our borders.
They ALREADY KNOW you are on the National Do-Not-Call-List!
It was THE SOURCE OF THEIR OUT-CALL LIST!
They are violating the Telemarketing Sales Rule which states that the National Do Not Call Registry Web site (telemarketing.donotcall.gov) is solely for use by organizations required to comply with the provisions of the Federal Trade Commission's amended Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 CFR Part 310, or the Federal Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, 47 CFR Section 64.1200; as well as organizations otherwise accessing the National Registry solely to prevent telephone calls to telephone numbers in the National Registry.
* Offending spam/scam which have yet to be logged, asterix being a convenient reminder mark to go back and make entries.
Stupidhead paralegal research details: on Political Opinions of America, who have become our new special friend of Yakko, Wakko and Dot Warner. They get special treatment, serve them royally, with a subpoena. Their attorney is Law Office of Joseph W. Sanscrainte, 1120 Avenue of the Americas Suite 4188 New York, NY 10036 Office: 212-626-6934 Cell: 516-841-6535 Email: email@example.com
"Political Survey" is their excuse to circumvent the National Do Not Call regulations.
Call type: Scammers/Fraudsters
Buster PhishingScam received this Robo-call: "Hello this is John from Political Opinions of America, you have been carefully selected to participate in a short 30 second research survey and for participating you will a free 2 day cruise for 2 people to the Bahamas courtesy of one of our supporters. Gratuities and a small Port Tax will apply[$185]. To begin the survey please press one now, to decline the survey and be removed from our list, press 9" or other lies claiming to be a variety of home improvement contractors, computer virus repair or offering a free gift card.
Here is the truth! Hard Sell of Condo-timeshare! There are actually TWO SCAMS here, the initial cold-call canvassers who get paid by reserving your "free vacation +$185 port fees" on a CREDIT CARD number. Then on your cruise from hell (Caribbean Cruise Line, 2419 E Commercial Blvd., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 - DBA Celebration Cruise Line, LLC.) while the high pressure vacation rental condominium sales crew trap you in marketing prison with a chance of drowning, they have the opportunity to loot your vacant home and spend spree on your credit card. Priceless or worthless, awesome or awful, vacation or vacant?
SPOOF CallerID to
FRAUD DataMine Phishing for ANY personal information!
HANG UP! If you say "hello" and hear nothing - disconnect then dial *57.
Protect yourself! SAY NOTHING! 2 second silence is recorded to gather intelligence on you. All data is saved in their database and used to pry more from you the next time they call. And they WILL call again. Answer no questions. Don't dial a menu choice! DON'T EVEN VERIFY YOUR NAME! Tell them NOTHING! Just disconnect (hang-up) and then dial *57.
If you feel compelled to speak, repeat only this:
"Do not call. We are registered on the national do not call list. Each violation will be prosecuted at $500 penalty. DO NOT CALL!" then disconnect and
*57 [DIAL star five-seven] to send a call trace to law enforcement.
Remember to follow-up and file a formal police report. Before the malicious call, you may need to subscribe to Malicious Caller Identification service from your telephone provider to activate the trace.
The FIRST TRICK "Can I ask you to verify your name?" They already know your name, address and, obviously, phone number - they did their homework first. Using Dial IT Skype for Sage ACT! to collect your personal data and filling in as much of your record as they could by searching online resources before they ever called you the first time. By asking you to verify your name, they are actually tricking you into saying an affirmative word, such as "Yes", "That's right", "I am" et cetera. Each call is entirely recorded, including the outgoing message portion and as much information they can get from the background sound at your location is collected entered and saved in their scamming database. If you prosecute, they will edit your spoken affirmation appended to "May we establish a business relationship?" You may be trapped as a receptionist and prevented from disconnecting on the spot, even though you know you should hang-up immediately. They might start the call with a variety of questions such as "May we talk to the business owner?" Respond with "And you are?" Insist they identify themselves - collect callers name, who they represent, their telephone number, email and website. Legitimate callers will provide that information gladly, scammers balk and hang-up. Legitimate callers will provide their name and who they represent at the beginning of the call without prompting, according to natural protocol. But don't fall for saying "yes" or even "uh-huh".
RED FLAG! Another trick to appear legitimate is a regurgitated gallup.com RSS newsfeed on the main page, which is the only valid information PO America presents on their politicalopinionsofamerica.org website. Nowhere on the site is there a telephone number or address or even a way to engage their services. To convince you, the sucker, that they are legitimate they have a professional looking website, but the entire site is a scam to collect more leads to be placed on their lists, because by submitting any form, you are "establishing a business relationship."
DON'T CALL BACK! That would "establish a business relationship" and instead of being removed from their call list, you are indeed validating that a human ear is responding to the Turing Test and placed permanently ON their SUCKERS LIST.
If you return the call to the number listed on Caller Identification later you would get a disconnected error message. If you call them back immediately you would hear " Hello this is Amy from Political Opinions of America. You were called to participate in a survey and now the survey has expired.
If you do not want to participate in any future surveys press one now.
[1 pressed] Thank you for your time, your phone number will be permanently removed from our list." Anyone in the response center will claim to be Ann or John from Political Opinions of America or other lies. If you contact them or respond in any way, such as "Take us off your list" by opting-out online or by dialing 1, 2 or 9 during the call you are "establishing a business relationship". If you call them back and ask to be removed from their list you will speak to any number of people who claim to be either Ann or John from Political Opinions of America, and you then are guaranteed to be removed from their list, the inactive line list, AND PLACED ON ALL THEIR OTHERS!
Among the *Unlisted or Unregistered numbers* they abuse:
202-599-8470 202-599-8480 202-599-8502 202-599-8535 202-599-8630 202-644-8398 202-644-8497 212-626-6934 213-289-9006 213-550-3070 253-382-9031 253-382-9076 253-382-9912 253-753-9039 312-273-9060 312-273-9325 360-474-3924 425-658-8952 425-658-8994 480-535-5818 480-535-5930 484-483-5222 502-468-5198 502-632-4414 502-632-4428 502-873-0246 503-457-1194 503-468-5012 503-468-5198 503-468-5935 503-468-5986 503-902-8103 503-902-8479 516-841-6535 702-745-4811 800-417-9257 802-552-8012 802-922-9756 917-217-9562 954-567-9353 971-220-1118 971-220-1183 971-220-1262 971-220-1779 971-229-1183
Also see: http://wafflesatnoon.com/2012/02/15/5026324414-phone-number-bothering-you/
Scammers: Rachael & Cardholder Services Buster PhishingScam received this Robo-call:
''Hello, this is Rachel from Cardholder Services. We're calling to inform you about an issue with your credit card. There is no problems with your card, but we wanted to notify you that you now qualify for a lower interest rate. Please press 1 to speak with a live representative to lower your credit card interest rate now!'' or ''Hello, this is Michelle with cardholder services, calling in reference to your current credit card accounts. As a preferred customer, you are now eligible for interest rates as low as 6.9 percent on all of your credit card accounts. It is urgent that you contact us today, since your eligibility expires shortly. Please consider this your final notice. Please press 9 on your phone now to speak to a live operator and lower your interest rate, or press 8 to discontinue further notices.'' or ''…contact us concerning your eligibility for lowering your interest rates as little as 6.9 percent. Your eligibility expires shortly so please shit or visit by our notice. Press the number 3 to discontinue further notices. Plus press the number 1 on your phone now to speak with a live operator and lower your interest rate. Thank you. Have a great day.''
Contact information from the car warranties & "Rachael from Cardholder Services." scams, et cetera:
Mark Burton (possibly a fake name)
836 S Military Trail,
Deerfield Beach, FL
Their parent company is
Ran David Barnea, owner
American Debt Negotiators, AKA; Intercorp Services Inc, & Alloy Global Services
21955 Cypress Dr, Apt 48f,
Boca Raton, FL.
DBA ASIA PACIFIC TELECOM,. INC
DBA ASIA PACIFIC NETWORKS
SBN Peripherals, Inc., and Repo, B.V.
Owners JohanHendrik Smit Duyzeritkunst, Janneke Bakker-Smit Duyzentkunst
3230 Cornell Road, Agora, California 91301
And masquerading as -
Secure Financial Center in Arlington, Washington, a home mortgage broker.
Phone: 360-403-9700; Toll-free: 888-437-6430; Fax: 360-474-9889
Mortgage broker license is listed as NMLS ID # 114436
Go to the FTC and search for any/all of these.
Please File a complaint with FTC 1-877-382-4357 http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm
They have and on-going investigation
Numbers they abuse:
213-289-9006 303-217-1074 360-747-9383 402-206-7411 407-454-9999 503-563-0989 759-000-1535 909-374-9789 971-217-9515 971-373-2989
Solution: Google Voice lone stranger replies to Lucy Dorney
27 Apr 2012 to explain a rational solution to scammers/spammers and annoying/harassing phone calls.
I was using TeleZapper[Wikipedia] a device which would make the three-tone intercept error sound Special Information Tone[Wikipedia] which precedes the number changed or disconnected error messages in the phone company circuitry. I was practiced at repeating "We're sorry, the number you dialed is not in service, and there is no new number." then flashing the switchhook so the tones would play again - then rinse and repeat until the line cleared. It was only semi-effective at removing my number from the lists of spammer/scammers, but the problem was that I still had to waste my time pursuing the goal. When I had to move, the next lucky owner received far fewer spam/scam calls, and I was then unable to benefit from all the work I did. TeleZapper[official site] was the best technology for the task at the time. Google Voice now provides a better solution.
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