A simple *69 (for those who do not have caller ID)retrieved the following number: 727-683-0723. US DEX does not have a business listed for this number. By entering this number into a google search I found quite a surprise.
Based in Clearwater, Florida, (prefix number locates area)this company site is fraught with slick entries that clearly do not favor the consumer. I received my call from them today, as other's have...and found the approach (by a female)to be fairly professional sounding, quick to the point about wanting my checking account and routing number, after informing me that I was pre-qualified for their credit card.
Ignorantly, yes, I provided it, then was directed to what I'll call 'their closer' who then agressively approaches, ignores what you say, ignores your questions, is short, abrupt, rude, hostile, interrupts when you try to talk and is shouting. Especially when you question 'what is this about' when he stated that $300.00 would be charged to have access to the card and benefits of their catalogue of over 10,000 items for purchase.
They do not like to be questioned and they certainly didn't like my responses. I asked for a supervisor after the 'males' rude and obnoxious attitude wouldn't stop. From the sound of the voice, it was the same woman who originally called. I told her that her employee was rude and unprofessional and I didn't want to do business with them. In the background I heard the male voice 'mimicking me' and to which the woman then says, "I was listening in on the conversation and you were yelling at him!"
That of course was not true! And... in the background 'he' then thanks 'her' for sticking up for him! Then, I asked the female if I'm going to be charged for this, she said "no," that's what the 'male' had said also, that I wouldn't be charged because I hadn't "signed up". But I don't believe them after reading the information on the web sites about New Credit Financial.
I phoned my bank immediately and put a stop on all withdrawls, leaving my account open for 'deposit only'. You can contact your banks Fraud Dept. and do the same thing if you're unable to close your account and re-open a new one in one day. You will also be able to contact the Fraud area and inquire whether any 'attempted hits' have been made to your account.
I highly suggest that your states Attorney General be contacted should you hear from these people, also contact the Better Business Burea and write a report of your experience with them! It's the only way to get this information out to the public!