Report: #409445

Complaint Review:

  • Submitted: Wed, January 07, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, January 08, 2009
  • Reported By: los angeles California
    U.S.A. this company phoned me at home to let be know that i have beem preapproved for credit in the amount of $7500.00 to buy merchandise threw their company, they wanted to verifiy my address, asked for my birthday,and then asked for my social security number. i replied and said to them that i don't give my social security number to anyone over the phone,asked if they had a website,phone #@i'll call bk Internet

*Consumer Comment: The Federal Trade Commission website consumer alerts

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i recieved a phone call from usashoppingclub lettiing be know that i have beem preapproved for a credit card with a limit of $7500.00 to buy merchadise with their company, all we need to do is verifiy your mailin, so can ig address,asked for my bithdate,also asked me if i still have a bank account, which i replied yes,and then asked for my social security number. i said wait a minute i really don't remember apply for a credit card with your company and i'm not going to give anyone my social security numberover the phone until i verify your company so can i have your phone number and website and i'll call you back. after i hung up the phone i went to the internet, my mcafee site advisor popped up directed me to the ripoff report site where i read reports from other peoples experiences with this company and boy i'm glad i did. i almost became another victim to this scam. ps don't give anyone your information over the phone especially if you didn't call them.

los angeles, California

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#1 Consumer Comment

The Federal Trade Commission website consumer alerts

AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

Indicates to avoid offers by phone - you did the correct thing in refusing to give them anymore info. These scammers use telemarketing to steal from you

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