I recieved a phone call from an unknown number so I answered it thinking it was one of my friends. It was a young girl who was very personable, she told me that she was doing a survey for consumers on credit cards.
She then asked me what credit card I thought was the best in the consumer market, I told her visa. She then started to thank me for my time and told me that for my time her company would sign me up for a chance to win 25,000.00
At this point suddenly the phone was transfered with no prompting to a man who stated that his name was Daryl Cardy, and he was the manager. He told me that he just wanted to ask me about his employee's customer service and communication skills.
He asked how is she doing? Was I pleased with her treatment of me during our conservation, I told him that she was very professional.
Then he began to go into a long spew on how they were now going to enter me in the drawing for 25,000 dollars and how they were going to send me a free diamond watch.
The watch of course came with the subscription to magazines of my choice for 3.24 a week. and that was it. then he started talking in circles and every time I would ask a question he would say yes and then confuse me some more.
He then prompted me to repeat his answers back to him and told me that was going to record our call with the pretense of documentation. Then he asked for my credit card number, I hesitated and he got a little pushy, then he asked for my debit card number I told him no, I do not feel comfortable.
He then asked for my social and I said No, then I asked for written documents for his company, this is on his little tape recorder. finally for some reason I decided this was a great deal and it would save me money.
I only gave him my credit card number , and told me that my watch would be in the mail. I got a letter from them asking me to sign but no watch and the money 62.34 was taking out of my account.
The total bill when all is said and done 988.00. I should have seen all the red flags, but I was exhausted from work and nursing school.
I decided to look on line and in 2002 three men were arrested in Arizona and charged for running a scam under the "nationwide reader service". I wonder if there is a correlation? Any who I am now bling-less and penny-less, what can I do?
Nationwide reader service
Ridgeway, South Carolina