- Report: #681955
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Complaint Review: Cambridge Who's Who
Cambridge Who's Who498 Rexcorp Plaza Uniondale, New York United States of America
Cambridge Who's Who "Stephanie" called me, offered unsolicited services for membership in their 'directory' for hundreds of dollars and asked for my credit card number. Uniondale, New York
*Consumer Comment: "Cambridge Who's Who"?
*UPDATE Employee: It Is Against Our Company Policy to Contact Unsolicited Persons
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A woman who identified herself only as 'Stephanie' from Cambridge Whos Who called me on my cell and asked for me by name. The first tip is that I never give that number out, it is for emergencies only, but then she said I probably did not remember applying to them. When I asked her what I'd applied to them for, she did not answer that question but explained what Cambridge Whos Who does for people. She also knew my e-mail address which again is a mystery to me because I don't use that email address except for job searches. She also knew my last name. Again, the only Cambridge I know anything about is the university and I don't even know what city that is in.
'Stephanie' took 30 minutes asking many personal questions, gushing over my accomplishments, but managing to get where I graduated from, my degrees information, what I want to be doing in five years, etc. Information I would not normally give anyone over the phone, and especially someone who called on the phone she called on - because again, that is NOT a number anyone I know has except my daughter who lives with me and would only recognize if I called and I were out at night or in the hospital - and she knew I was there. (it would be an emergency)
Unfortunately, I also told this 'Stephanie' my middle initial, address, city, state information. Fortunately, I don't have credit cards, so she couldn't get that information. I feel stupid, humiliated, victimized and I want nothing to do with these people. 'Stephanie' should be ashamed of herself. Cambridge uses scam tactics to victimize an already hurting society. If this is a company Donald Trump and his family backs and is proud of, they too should be sued for the aggravation they are causing people.
I will be publishing complaints with BBB of New York, Michigan as well as with the Atty. Generals for both states. In fact, I'm sure there must be a complaint department with the Federal Trade Commission. I do not use my information for such nonsense and do not appreciate others using it either.
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