I got a call today on my cellphone from 901.248.7430. It was a recording named "Ann" with Account Services, calling to let me know that time was running out to lower my credit card rate. This amazing opportunity was due to Preseident Obama's recent stimulus (?). What this scam really wants to accomplish is to pry your credit card number out of you and go on a spending spree with your cash.
I enthusiastically pressed "1" so I could talk to a representative but it was a short conversation. I usually run a routine of stringing the bunko artist along but as soon as I asked "Drew" how he knew what my credit card number was and how he had gotten it, he told me to have a nice day and hung up.
I tried to trace the number and lo and behold it turns out not to be assigned to anyone! Can you believe it? I found this page of people talking about similar experiences with a robo caller scam. So if you get this call folks, hang up on them (or string them along having some fun giving them fake info) without giving them any data they could use to steal your credit card number or identity.
By the way, you register a complaint with the government at the donotcall.gov site.
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