I have been receiving "Out of Area" blocked phone calls for the past weeks, however whenever my wife answers,the caller ask for me but would not give her details about the reason for calling. Today I answered and a "smooth talking" lady who knew my name and address asked if I would like to pay off my credit card balances, if they are over $5000 and have only an interest payment of 9%. "Wow" in these hard economic times I jumped and said certainly. She said someone would call me back in 5 to 20 minutes to confirm and walk me through the dealt.
About an hour later one " Carlos Rivera" called , another really " fast talking" bluffer (I had to slow him down at times for him to repeat what he was saying-obviously he was reading from a script". Well he did a great job. " What interest do you now pay? how many cards do you have? we can reduce your interest to between 6.9% and 9% and it will never go higher. For the fee of $439.00 we can do this and it takes only 3 to 4 days. Is you address still.........
We have checked your credit ratings and they are good , therefore you are approved for our help" Even though I felt this was a scam it was so good that I initially fell for it and gave him a credit card number. " Okay you will get another call in a few minutes from a lady who will walk you through this same routine to ensure that you understand everything I told you. I immediately went to RIPOFFand low and behold there is was the SCAM. Was I upset that I could be so stupid.
I immediately called my bank and blocked the credit card number I gave them. But you know they called back in 5 minutes and I told the lady I was no longer intersted she put me on Carlos who wanted to know why. So I said "SCAM" and you know he had to audacity to ask me why I gave him credit card number. I laughed, because this card could not take that $439.00.
Folks, be careful use the internet and RIPOFF, report tehse scams to help others.