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Not A Telemarketing Call?

Fred Atkinson (
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:51:02 -0400

Earlier today, I got a phone call from a caller that said I was chosen
in a Vegas contest by one of my credit card companies. I immediately
asked if this was a telemarketing call. She said no.

She started asking questions. The first one was if I was married or
single. I told her I wasn't sure that I wanted to give out
information over the phone. I immediately heard a busy signal in my
ear. She did not call back.

I pulled up the call records on my Vonage Account. This is
interesting since it is a toll-free number: 1-866-221-3437. I called
that number back and got a busy when I called it.

My number is on the National Do-Not-Call-list. I therefore should not
have received this call at all.

I suspect it was some kind of telephone scam. And they are obviously
saavy enough to forge a telephone number on caller ID. So I don't
think it was just some individual working alone.

I could report it to FTC, but that's kind of redundant since I don't
have a good number on them.



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