Monday, December 07, 2009

(636)614-2902

Save this number on your cellphone under the name "Do Not Answer."

It's one of those "get out of debt" shamscam companies. They leave their "real" number as 1-800-977-2091. If you try to dial (636)614-2902 you'll get a very loud annoying announcement that says "the number you have dialed is not in service." Here is the gist of the pitch: "Sorry it has taken a little while for me to get back to you. It has been really busy here. As I look over your paperwork I think I can lower your interest rate to as low as 1.5% and cut those monthly payments down for you, get you out of debt sooner. It is pretty important that you call me back so I can get you started on that program. The number is 1-800-977-2091."

They are apparently using a dialer that rings random numbers. They may actually be setting people up, verifying 'good' numbers so they can compile lists of telephone numbers to existing firms for marketing purposes. I believe this is true due to the sheer number or people reporting that when they answer the call "live" they either get a "hi" or "hello" followed by silence.
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