Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Telephone advertising spam GRRRRR !
Old 07-14-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Lakewood90712's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,316
Telephone advertising spam GRRRRR !

Now I'm getting a lot of this crap on my cellphone too . The FTC or some other agency supposedly shutdown the " Rachael from Cardmember services " boiler room, now I'm getting " Jennifer from Home energy Options" and ' Donna from World Cruses "

Both "Jennifer" and "Donna" sure sound like "Rachael"

The caller ID numbers are always bogus. try to call back and get " The number you have dialed is not registered"
__________________

__________________
Lakewood90712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-14-2015, 04:35 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
powerplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,380
I just got a recorded call today offering to "help" me choose a medicare plan since I'm so close. Well it's still a few years for me before medicare kicks in.
__________________

__________________
powerplay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
Full time employment: Posting here.
Sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 732
These kinds of call were getting to be so numerous and annoying to me that I dropped my landline and replaced it with Ooma recently. I didn't port over the old number because apparently it is on every telemarketer's list in the world. Since I made the switch, exactly zero spam calls. Zero. The peace and quiet is truly like heaven. Luckily, I have somehow escaped being plagued with spam calls on my cellphone, even though I've had it for over 10 years now.
__________________
Sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 10:17 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 18,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakewood90712 View Post
Now I'm getting a lot of this crap on my cellphone too . The FTC or some other agency supposedly shutdown the " Rachael from Cardmember services " boiler room, now I'm getting " Jennifer from Home energy Options" and ' Donna from World Cruses "

Both "Jennifer" and "Donna" sure sound like "Rachael" ...
You are mistaken that the govt "shut them down". They fined tham a huge amount, which they won't collect because the business is structured to not hold much in assets, and they just pop up again under another name.

from my earlier post:

Caller ID spoofing / FCC complaints

Quote:
In addition, the proposed order prohibits the A+ defendants from disclosing or benefiting from their customer lists, and prohibits them from collecting or trying to collect money from any consumer who bought their service.

Finally, it imposes a judgment of $9,238,155, which will be suspended after defendants transfer all of their assets (except $25,000), including a 2007 Mercedes Benz CL, a 1999 boat valued at approximately $17,000, and a 2002 boat worth about $45,000.
As far as I can tell, the Do Not Call list is just a 'jobs program' for the government, it accomplishes nothing more.

-ERD50
__________________
ERD50 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 10:27 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,361
Standard POTS landlines are so heavily regulated in many areas they cost the providers more to maintain than they collect in fees. Hence the providers are happy to permit the telemarketers to abuse those lines in the hope customers will switch to mobile.
__________________
GrayHare is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 10:46 PM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Lakewood90712's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,316
Quote:
Originally Posted by ERD50 View Post
You are mistaken that the govt "shut them down". They fined tham a huge amount, which they won't collect because the business is structured to not hold much in assets, and they just pop up again under another name.

from my earlier post:

Caller ID spoofing / FCC complaints



As far as I can tell, the Do Not Call list is just a 'jobs program' for the government, it accomplishes nothing more.

-ERD50
Oh, it accomplishes a lot , Telemarketers can purchase the "No Call List" from the government for a nominal fee . Very cheap source for tens of millions of sales leads , for the telemarketers who use it for the exact opposite of the intended purpose.
__________________

__________________
Lakewood90712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creative legal advertising Jay_Gatsby Other topics 10 05-09-2007 07:54 PM
On Hold Advertising TromboneAl Other topics 5 12-09-2005 06:46 PM
Grrrrr Sprint PCS Boooo Hisssss Marshac Other topics 7 10-12-2005 11:56 PM
No advertising on Firecalc! dory36 Other topics 1 08-28-2005 11:27 PM
Stupid Advertising (Rant) REWahoo Other topics 2 07-10-2005 11:08 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:42 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.