This is just an FYI
If you receive a call from the following numbers, and you have caller ID, just ignore them. Both are recordings that tell you about how to reduce your credit card debt. I don't need or want this service. I googled the telephone numbers and all have been reported to the FCC and the DNC registry.
This one offers advanced cash on your paycheck. I received a call from this number last week.
I got a call yesterday from another number
It was also a recorded message, this time telling me that the vehicle warranty on my car was expiring. I hung up and got the same call today from "Unknown"
These calls are being made mostly to my cell phone. Both my home and my cell numbers are registered with the National Do Not Call list. I look at my caller ID before I answer, but I often get calls from out of state, so I can't risk missing an important one. Since I sometimes get calls from friends and relatives who use prepaid phone cards which often appear as "Unknown" on my caller ID, I dont want to just ignore a call.
Here is a site with a list of the numbers with the most complaints. At least 3 of the top in the last 7 days are FL area codes. (407, 561, 954)
Area codes 787 and 939 are calls from Puerto Rico. In the past, I picked up my cell and a call from Puerto Rico was in Spanish. That's why I now know the area code!
605-955-9889 is also a recorded message in Spanish from South Dakota.
This doesn't happen too often, but I've gotten 4 calls on my cell phone from recorded messages in the past few days days. Apparently, judging from this list, this is not an uncommon problem. By the time you report the telephone number, the company just gets a new one!
Oh, I just checked my call list on my cell phone and another number listed on this complaint site is on it. It's a NH number 603-214-3599
Apparently this is the same telemarketing company. I've had this cell phone number for about 6 years and rarely got calls of this nature.
I just wanted to let everyone know in case this happens to you.
By the way, I don't use text messaging, so I called AT&T and requested that they disable all text messages to my phone. The customer service rep put a spam block on my phone number. Those are also very annoying and AFAIK they're illegal too!
The reason I began this stating "this is just FYI" is that I rarely get these calls and changing my number would be much more of a headache. Of course comments are always welcome here, but I really don't want to take any action, since it would take longer than just pressing "end call." I don't pay for these extra minutes, but I thought this might help someone who does.