I got a phone call last night, 3/21. My Fiance answered and listened to what they had to say, and then passed the phone off to me. I never listen to telemarketers, but for some reason I listened to them. The guy had a heavy middle Eastern accent and I could barely understand him. He told me that for 3.95 the cost of the shipping, I would be sent for Movie passes and a $200.00 Gift Certificate. I was told that I needed to call in 10 days to give them feed back on what I thought of there service.
He told me that they only accept checks over the phone. I said that I did not feel comfortable giving him my checking information over the phone. He responded by saying that it is the safest way of doing a transaction and that I probably give checks to companies all the time without thinking about it. I finally agreed, but asked him many times if that is all I was being charged. 3.95. He told me it was, and I gave him my checking information.
He then transferred me to his manager to finish the call. The manager started mentioning a calling card. I told him that I did not want a calling card or anything other than what I had already been offered. He insisted that I just say yes to the calling card to process the order, but that I would not actually be getting it. He said he would transfer me to an automated system where I need to say yes to everything. I told him that I would not say yes to something that I did not want and that I wanted to cancel the whole thing. He said that in order to cancel I needed to go throught he automated process to get my confirmation number and that I had to say yes in order to do so. I told him no.
He then said that if I didn't go through with the authomated thing and say yes to everything that I didnt want that my information would be sent over the internet in 23 hours and it would be available to HACKERS!! I told him that I just wanted to end the call. He persisted, telling me that I had to say yes...It went on and on for probably 15 minutes and I finally just ended the call.
This scares me. How can a company do this to people. There has to be something that can be done. I called my bank and let them know what happened. They told me that if there are any charges I will not be responsible for them and I can dispute the charges. I am afraid to have given my information to this company. Who know what they will do with it. I can't beleive that they have been doing this to people and are still operating..Its insane!!