Tuesday, January 22, 2013

THIS IS RACHAEL FROM CREDIT CARD SERVICES.... [REVISED 10/26/2015 AND 5/27/2015]



OCTOBER, 2015:  RACHAEL IS BACK - NOW THE CALLER ID SHOWS 'OKLAHOMA CALL'

MAY, 2015:  RACHAEL IS BACK... AND THE CALLER ID IS YOUR OWN PHONE NUMBER!  SCAM! SCAM! SCAM!

For at LEAST five years I have been getting robo calls from this bitch Rachael telling me not to worry, because nothing is wrong with my credit card(s).

I've pressed 3 (or 9) to NOT be called again; I've pressed 1 and spoken to an agent in a NOT so pleasant tone threatening her with bodily harm if they keep calling me.

I've NOT answered when I see CARD SERVICES on my caller ID, and I've taken the call and simply laid the phone down and let them burn their $$$ and play their recording. I've learned that Rachael is one determined 'ho, and if I don't ANSWER the call, she will call back 3-4 times over the course of the day.


Rachael called about 10 days ago when I happened to be in a particularly foul mood. I said 'hello' and then pressed all 10 numbers on the keypad and hung up. An hour later, she called back - repeat performance. Repeat two more times. HOWEVER - observant gal that I am, I noticed that each time the calling number was different. After five calls I was more batshit crazy than usual so I got a bottle of wine and a glass, sat down at my computer, and opened EXCEL. I entered the numbers Rachael had called from that day, arranged then in descending order, and put my diabolical plan into motion.

First I called each of Rachael's numbers. Had to listen to the usual 'our options have changed' krap (btw - have you ever noticed that the options NEVER CHANGE????) and when given the option to press a # to be put on the 'do not call' list - I did. 

SOOOOO..... I started calling ALL THE NUMBERS BETWEEN THE ONES I HAD, each time entering the number in my Excel. After 10-12 calls, I would sort the numbers again. After calling all the 'tween numbers, I started calling the numbers LOWER than my lowest last-4 until I got a bunch of disconnected numbers. THEN.... I scrolled down to the HIGHEST number and started calling on that end of my list until the same thing happened. 113 calls total. A bottle of not-so-cheap wine.

Bitch hasn't called since. [The blanks are ALL HER!!!!]

I have no life! HAHAHA!   (Should I do a post on OCD???)

You can attempt to get on the National DO NOT CALL list at this link, but it works about as well as anything our government does: 


1-417-800-

2272           disconnected
2273           disconnected
2274           disconnected
2275           disconnected
2276           disconnected
2277           disconnected
2278           disconnected
2279           disconnected
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2285          
2286           not rachael
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2288          
2289          
2290           not rachael
2291           charity
2292          
2293           plaza health care
2294           do not call registry
2295           not rachael
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2297          
2298          
2299           busy
2300           not rachael
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2303           not rachael
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2307           not rachael
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2315           not rachael
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2319           busy
2320          
2321          
2322          
2323          
2324           not rachael
2325          
2326          
2327          
2328           busy
2329          
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2335          
2336           not rachael
2337          
2338           medical something
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2340          
2341          
2342          
2343          
2344           not rachael
2345          
2346           busy
2347          
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2351          
2352          
2353           busy
2354          
2355           not rachael
2356          
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2359          
2360          
2361          
2362           busy
2363          
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2366          
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2368           busy
2369          
2370           not rachael
2371          
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2374           not rachael
2375          
2376          
2377           not rachael
2378          
2379          
2380           disconnected
2381           disconnected
2382           disconnected
2383           disconnected
2384           disconnected
2385           disconnected

9 comments:

  1. I used the number the gas company gave me. It worked for about a year then you have to re-up.

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  2. Indiana has a No call list that works

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  3. Turned all the numbers to State and Federal no call list. No avail.
    Called the phone co and they said they were using dead numbers.'
    So like you I poured a glass of great Scotch and waited.
    Sure enough here came the call.
    I answered and said,once I had an agent, "Oh you could be a godsend, I am in so much trouble with my Credit CardS..." I then had his attention and I wasted his time until he caught on.
    It is challenging to make up new stories, but after the fourth glass of Scotch, who cares.

    Orville Pounder

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  4. Now Rachel is blocking the calls - she came up as "Private caller" on caller ID, so I answered, pressed 9, and talked to one crazy guy. He told me that if I was going to be rude, he would cancel all my credit cards. In response to my asking for their corporate phone number and mailing address, he gave me the 800 number for Discover Card, and "creditcardservices@yahoo.com" (not exactly a mailing address). They have started calling both my cell and landline. Usually I just hang up as soon as I hear "Rachel" (or one of her alter egos).

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  5. The BEST thing to do with these creeps is to just not answer - eventually their computers will delete your number. Anything showing Credit Card Serv or Card Serv is them - and once you answer, they are all over you like a cheap suit. This should really be illegal, and they WILL put you on their do-not-call list FOR THE NUMBER THAT CALLED YOU - problem is - THEY HAVE HUNDREDS OF NUMBERS AND YOU HAVE TO PUNCH 9 FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE.

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  6. RACHEAL IS NOW USING MY PHONE NUMBER ON CALLER ID.SHORT TIME AGO I TALKED WITH DIRECT TV AND THEY ASKED FOR MY PHOENE NUMBER WHICH CAM BACK OUT OF DETROIT!

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    1. I had the same thing just last week - caller ID was MY phone number and it was Rachael. This outfit is a scam, and as fast as the FCC shuts them down in one location, they pop up in another location.... now I just lay the phone down and let their recording play to the end - it costs them $$$ AND it's 2-3 minutes they can't be shaking down another consumer. (When I get similar calls that say nothing when I answer and it's between noon and 3:00, I lay the phone in front of the radio and let them listen to Rush Limbaugh! It helps with my blood pressure!)

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  7. Thank you for sharing such great information. It has help me in finding out more detail about Credit Card!

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