Monday, December 07, 2009


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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