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Report by bdawg Long ago Unknown
SMS spam, bit.ly link
Report by yama Long ago Unknown
Yeah, sent me an url ... NO CLICK FOR ME!!! I replied HUH? and deleted it LOL.
Report by kilner Long ago Unknown
Texted url address that is wrong.  May be virus.
Report by bdawg Long ago Unknown
SMS spam, bit.ly link
Report by yama Long ago Unknown
Yeah, sent me an url ... NO CLICK FOR ME!!! I replied HUH? and deleted it LOL.
Report by kilner Long ago Unknown
Texted url address that is wrong.  May be virus.

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800-235-7105

72 Report Long ago Unknown
This is a scam to get money for both the carrier and the company.  It is a horoscope and they charge the carrier and then the carrier charges you for data usage.  Be careful.  Verizon does this and if y9u don't pay they hit you with late fees and OF COURSE THEY WILL NEVER EXPLAIN THIS TO YOU BEFORE YOU SIGN UP.  Just spent a hour with Verizon after trying last month to get these charges taken off.  And the worst of it is that you get charged even if you did not contact them!!!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Okay everyone I got results so re on.  This charge just appeared on my Sprint bill for April 2012 and May 2012.  "Chairman Ventures: Alerts - 40544 Perfect Crush -04/03     $9.99 " I saw the following text on my IPhone "IQQuizApp: Fun Facts billed at $9.99/mo. Msg&Data Rates May Apply. Reply HELP for help. Enter UR password on the website to continue: ###" Then I started receiving a bunch of Cliff Clavin (from Cheers TV show) information texts.  Basically worthless information.  I responded STOP to the original text message today.  I called the 1-888-890-6150 phone number today and first the woman hung up on me, then I called a second time, which both were clearly locations very far away because the quality of the call was crackling and very poor. Also the person on the other end could not speak clearly and was very difficult to understand. His name was Scark, and Scark requested my cell number to review, at which time I told him, I was not authorizing any charges and was unhappy regarding the already fraudulant charges from April and May.  Scark told me that I had inputed my cell phone onto Iqquiz.com website and then I had to have replied with the code provided in the text I received.  I explained I had not done such process and that I wanted my $9.99 times two back immediately.  Scark said that he had removed me from the list and if I wanted a refund check I could give him my full name and address and a refund check in a max amount of $19.00 would be sent to me.  Scark told me that his company services iqquiz.com, but that Mobile Media is the originating company.  I of course did not give my mailing address and instead did exactly what another post said and did an online chat with Sprint and requested they block all outside vendor charging requested a refund for the charges.  I was refunded my full loss of $19.98, Sprint apologized, and blocked all of this kind of activity.  I'll post again later if I continue to get any of this and if all of my previously stated info worked.  I surely hope Sprint gets their money back in the end.  I still think Sprint is one of the best cell phone carriers and I have been a customer since 1998.  I just think they shouldn't let their trusted client relationships be exposed to these third party vendors ever and I told Sprint as such in my complaint just today and my survey of their service.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Sprint will be glad to credit these charges as they get them back from the Vendor and will block them from doing it again.  If enough people let Sprint know they are unsolicirted charges, they will also remove them from being an approved vendor as there policy is not to allow misleading business practices (i.e. fine print at bottom of TV screen that shows for 3 seconds or a box left unchecked on a survey, etc) for any vendor.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I also had this problem.  Call their number 800-235-7105 but also complain to your wireless carrier. But more importantly file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.  If nothing else they will at least bombard them with as many complaints as they send out in spam text messages. go to BBB.ORG their name is actually Amazing Facts Alerts or you can search by the 800 number.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
call the # and follow instructions to stop the calls to your #

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I for one signed my phone up to win Free gcoins( Ijji ) Its a game website that u can use gcoins to have cool stuff. Anyway. Ever sence then Every month it would send me a message taking the remaining money off my phone. it took 14$ this month so i had 0:00 money to cancell. This stuff needs to be fixed and ppl should get refunds.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I would be  careful on contacting the persons # back, people found ways of hacking phones and accounts that way, they send messages on your phones saying that your 2 year trial of such and such will start now and youll be billed this much money and its to get to you reply and they recieve your information that way, so be careful

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Thanks. I needed a number to speak to a live human instead of an automated system that hung up on me. I got my problem solved.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
This works!  I called the 800 number and they are issuing me a refund check.  I have not received the check yet!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
what phone number did you call?

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Thank you for supplying the number.  I called and was given a confirmation number along with a promise of a complete refund to be received in two weeks.  I will believe it when I see it.  I will be calling them back until I get my money.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
those wanting to get back post the confirmation number and we make them lose money

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
God I hope this works.  Thank you all for your insight on this problem.  I can not believe they get away with this.  I will definetly make a complaint and hopefully they will be shut down soon.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Hi It worked for me when i reply to text message recieved as "STOP" they replied "Ur now unsubiscribed form geniusinspiration.com/us brain how smart RU subscription $9.99pmnth service. U will no longer receive any messages or charges 8002347105"These websites are total crap...

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I also just received a message from this spammer re a "secret crush" on my verizon android phone.  I applaud everyone on here making this issue known, but seriously, how does the average consumer actually combat this costly game?  And please spare me the "contact your representative" nonsense because we all known where those requests rank.  It's times like these I wish I knew some brilliant German hacker teens with DDOS know-how...

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Well, the Attorney General didn't do squat to stop this from happening.  I'm looking at this post  year later because I just received a text from this number telling to me reply so I can see a message from my "secret crush".  So, perhaps, we need to push this even further.  I am glad I did find this topic to confirm the fact that this is a scam.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
thanks for that website! I turned them in to the Attorney Generals office. Maybe they can stop crap like what those people are doing to us. I hate it when this happens

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
it is from a company called National Telephone Advisory http:\\nationaltelephoneadvisory.com they supply all kinds of subsciption svcs to bogus companies. unfortunately it is legal until enough people complain/report them and shut them down. follow the link to unsubscribe or text STOP (7867) to the 800#. (I wish someone would spam the crap out of them)

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I am very grateful to you all for your information. I was double charged $9.99 for Horoscopes and for IQ Quiz neither of which I elected to have. I now have an extra $23.15 with tax and so forth on my US Cellular bill. Thanks for supplying the "Mobile Messenger" #, although I have been on hold for a while now it is worth it to receive my credit back. This is high way robbery, unfair and downright low down to trick person into unknowingly subscribing to the unwanted text messages. I am taking every action possible to stop this from ever happening again, to myself or others.  The rep from Mobile Messenger just answered her name was Natasha she explained to me that our cell ph companies are fully aware of their service and the cell ph company pays them up front and then bills us. This is called premium messaging and we can request that service to be blocked from our cell ph’s altogether. I was just informed that she will be sending me a check for $19.98. Be aware of website like” Quiz.com” and “know your IQ “and others like that.Thanks Ken for providing the direct number for us…

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I had the same problem where my some how ended up with a monthly subscription from this company. He is a poor college kid and would not intentionally create a 9.99 per month subscription to receive "Who will I marry" texts.  I called the cellular company and they will cancel but not reimburse. They will also block this type of service from happening again.  I called the 8002357105 number and it is an automated number to cancel the service.  You can leave a message but I was uncertain as to the response.  My cell bill also shows the name of the company is "Mobile Messenger".  I looked up the company for a contact number which is ***800.416.6129***.  When I called that number I connected with a very nice live person that told me they would both cancel and refund the charges.  She said I would receive the check (not a credit) in 4 to 6 weeks.  This appears to be a scam where they play a numbers game.  They trick you into signing up, then you find it on your bill (maybe), then you call there number or your phone company.  I would imagine that many stop here.  Then if you figure out how to get to them directly or after leaving a message they politely refund your money but they do it in 4 to 6 weeks.  Worst case for them is a scenario where they get the use of the 9.99 or more for 4 to 6 weeks.  Worst case for the customer, you don't notice the charge for months and months before you cancel.  Good luck, I hope this helps.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Daughter has called this number to cancel. She changed phone carriers. Called phone carrier to put block on all lines for charges.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Today it happend exactly the same. I don't know what to do with them. How to get back my money or to stop them.... anyone can help....

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
No, you shouldn't be charged for viewing it; you should only be charged the $9.99/mo. if you reply to it using whichever word the text tells you to reply with:  in my case it was reply w/ a "YES", for example.If all else fails and you DO happen to see that $9.99 charge show up on your bill, call your cellphone service company and tell them it was SMS-spam.  As the text/SMSspam was unsolicited by you & any related charges were not approved by you or were unintentional, Customer Service will credit that amount & block that SMS-short code for you. I have done this a few times before w/out any issue from Customer Service....that being Sprint's Customer Service, too!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I didn't reply..deleted it soon as...

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Never NEVER read a text that says anything about being charged.  As soon as you reply, they'll gig you for the $9.99. Then, if you don't know how to cancel it, they'll keep hitting your bill.  You should treat text messages like this just as you would a scam email...DELETE IT!!!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
thank you att did as u said. got the same trick done to me. answering a free servey.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Thank you. I called ATT. They were happy to block all external charges on my cell phone.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Call your service provider and tell them to look for the charge.  When they find it and they can, have them credit you.  AT&T will put a block on your account for free.  That block will keep anyone from billing you for crap like "Horoscope Service".  That is a dead give away.Hope this helps people out there.  Hope others can read this reply.  Good luck "Rush"

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I didn't sign up for anything with my cell #, just got a text about a secret admirer..all I did was read it nothing else..will I be charged the 9.99?

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Thanks so much for the information. Got a charge on our cell bill. Have a heart to heart with hubby about putting our cell number out in space! Am keeping my fingers crossed about getting refunded.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Thanks for the help. I didn't sign up for anything and got text message's that charged me. The number you gave out does take care of the problem. These guy's are good scam artist's. Thanks again!!!!!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
thank you for that and sending that to my mopms phone im 16 and ttyl....                                           t.y lyn

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Verizon claims they can't help me uncover the obvious fraud and deceit. I called the 1 800 235 7105 and after several minutes of pressing voice mail options I spoke with a young lady who offered to give me a "partial refund."  I told her I needed an address so I could write to them.  It was like pulling teeth, but here is what I wound up with:Mobile Content Customer Care   6601 Center Drive West, Suite 700, LosAngeles, Ca. 90045 (where else?) Warning:  Never Never respond to Facebook's   IQ test and/or Who Will I Marry.  I

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Everyone needs to practice basic identify protection. NEVER input/provide your cell phone number (or any other personal information for that matter) to any on-line service/question/poll unless you are absolutely sure you know the individual asking for it and what it will be used for. Although "scam" is not completely accurate, this company is without a doubt duping thousands of people regularly into there service...and they do so absolutely knowing that they are. Unethical? You betcha. How do they sleep at night? I have no idea. Illegal? Not really. They skirt law by the myriad of fine print when you provide your number up-front and then again in the subsequent binding disclaimer on the initial text. Most people never go to the effort/extent of really reading it all because of the innocent nature of the activity they were engaging in to being with. The company, Mobile Messenger preys on this. Call 800-416-6129 (Mobile Messenger - Los Angeles, CA) as quickly as you can after noticing the charge(s). DEMAND that they "simply and easily" stop service to your number and issue a full refund immediately to avoid you taking legal action. Expect to get a pro-rated refund from date service was accepted (why it is important to call immediately). If you get anything more consider yourself lucky. Also ask that they place your number on their "black ball" (no call) list. Expect a refund check within 10-14 business days. And although it is true in my case, it doesn't hurt to make sure they understand that you are a practicing attorney...unfortunately for them specializing in the telecommunications industry. Good luck!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Apparently,  when someone signs up for something on line that has absolutely nothing to do with the service (like horiscopes in my case)there is a box that if you DON'T UNCHECK it will give them permission to send you these things.My provider (Unicell) says they will see if they can credit the account,but no promises (9.99 a whack).  I was a little tentative to then enter my phone number on the 800 number as it was almost like they now would be able to send stuff to that number as if it was giving them permission.  I total scam all the way but they are obviously getting rich at it....

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Twice this week (early December 2007), I received 2 songs on my cell.  No detail on where they came from except from 791-71.  Then I received a text message that says:start quote - From 791-71 Ringones sent 2 ur cell.shlup.compbonusringtones renewal.  Txt  help 4 help. email 79171@smshelpdesk.com  1800 235 7105 9.99pmth stop 2 end Dec 20, 1:10.end quoteI emailed my carrier asking if they knew what this was about, and how can I block this.   I haven't called the 800 number yet.

508-789-5023

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college

215-558-0374

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Is a looser

201-357-8000

5 Report Long ago Unknown
these guys are debt collectors. wanna be's. there's literally nothing they can do except try to bully you or sue. just ignore them.

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5 Report Long ago Unknown
Been using sales force for years. Find the 'no extension' claim unlikely.

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5 Report Long ago Unknown
I just recieved a phone call from this number asking for our attorney. We are refusing to pay an invoice to www.salesforce.com because it is fraudulant. Salesforce signed us up for a year (which we agreed to) and then said we extended our contract. We asked for a copy of this extension which they counld NOT produce. Be VERY CAREFUL of www.salesforces.com, your company may be the next one they fool. ps- we are not going to pay on this fraudulant extension...and neither should you. Let me know if anyone is up for a class action lawsuit. Our attorney is putting one together as we speak.

201-357-8000

5 Report Long ago Unknown
Collections agency - they bought an outstanding business debt.

201-357-8000

5 Report Long ago Unknown
This is some collections agency. They took over an account I had with Henry Schein and are now calling me for $.

954-250-0112

80 Report Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell number?  My cell is listed as a do not call so why am I getting these calls?

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
That is hilarious! You were told by an annoying caller that you aren't worth their time!!!! I wish some of these people would say that to me!!!My caller ID just said Fort Lauderdale Fl and I had answering machine off.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
They called me, asked me to take a survey about my health, I told them I wasn't interested and then the guy VERY RUDELY said "Its important information about your health, if you aren't interested about your health, you're not worth my time" and hung up on me. I wonder why they don't sell much product....

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
They left no message on my machine today.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
Yes, Thank you

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
The same thing basically happened to me.  In September, I responded to a job ad which looked legitimate (on Craig's List).  It was also for a receptionist position.  I received an email asking me to pay for a credit report, because they were ready to hire me.  Of course, that tipped me off.  Since then, I have gotten a phone call from this same number on 10/25/2010.  They must have gotten my number from my resume when I responded to the job ad.  I didn't answer the call from this number, but now that I know who's behind it, I won't.  Everyone beware of answering these job ads and how much info you give out.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
its called a MONEY MULE scam You are either laundering money - or the checks are counterfeit - guaranteed to BOUNCE. Identity Thieves Prowling for Job SeekersFake job ads up 345% as recession creates opportunities for scam artistshttp://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.htmlMarch 9, 2009 With the unemployment rate rising and living costs going up, more people are looking for new jobs or second jobs. These are ideal conditions, it turns out, if you’re an identity thief. Job seekers will register with employment agencies, check employment ads, mail out unsolicited resumes, network, post resumes on job search sites and search Craigslist. In fact, the UK Association for Payment Clearing Services which tracks the prevalence of fake job ads said that fake ads are up 345 percent over the past three years. Unfortunately identity thieves are taking advantage of these uncertain economic times to scam job seekers and gather personal identifying information.The Identity Theft Resource Center offers these tips: • Protect your Social Security Number by limiting how many people see it. Never put your SSN on a resume. Let a company ask for it when they consider you a serious applicant. To minimize your risk, you also may want to not list your home address and just put your city and state on the resume. • Consider opening a separate email account for your job search and keeping your primary email address private. Placing your email address on a resume could open the door to spam and phishing, account verification, and other email scams. (The recent Monster.com breach exposed resumes and email addresses. If you had placed your Social Security number or home email address on your resume, you could have made yourself a target.) • Check out a company you found on a website carefully before giving them your information, for example Craig’s List. Anyone can create a website, but it doesn’t mean that they are a real company. You can find information on a company through the Better Business Bureau or the State Attorney General where the company is located. You can also Google the business to find out more about them. Most reputable companies will have a significant presence on the Internet, not just a few mentions. • Avoid any website that requires you to “pre-register” with your SSN, home address or driver’s license number. Also, you should not be required to prepay to view job listings. Both these requirements are strong indicators of a scam. • Update your computer security prior to emailing resumes and receiving email correspondence. Making sure your computer security is currently updated against viruses, Trojans, and other types of computer malware can help to protect you from any intrusion in an attachment you might receive. • Make sure the person who contacted you actually works at the listed company and is not someone who has posted a job pretending to be part of a company. Does the URL address include the name of the company? If not, who actually sent it? Call the company involved, and ask for the Human Resources Department. Some companies recommend not responding via email to any person asking for more information, but rather to call the company directly. Rarely does a company hire someone sight unseen. • Be wary of some common job scams. Avoid any company, especially a foreign company that wants to hire you as a “payment representative “or” accounts receivable clerk.” This scam indicates that you get to keep a percentage of all checks or money orders you place in a bank account for them. Do not open a bank account for a company. You will be the responsible party should any money laundering occur, or if checks bounce. This is called a “money mule scam.” Another scam is to notify you that you are one of the finalists for a job, and they need your Social Security number to do a background check. If you have not had a face-to-face interview with the company, you should be very skeptical. No one gets a job based on a resume alone.Finally, watch out for the “work-at home” scams, especially those that ask you to “forward” packages you receive to a third party. That package may contain stolen goods or illegal drugs. There is rarely need to have a private party as a “freight forwarder.” The safest ways to job search are to use local want ads, visit the unemployment office, use temp employment services, tell friends and family about your search, and network via professional groups and business acquaintances. When contacting a local company you can meet them, see the facilities, and ask acquaintances in that industry about their reputation. Consider not contacting foreign companies, especially those from Nigeria, Russia and third world countries. Should you decide to use the Internet, ITRC strongly recommends that you read the safety tips on job seeking websites and report any suspicious posting to the website concerned. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.html#ixzz0TGskhzJwFlorida Probes Eight Firms For Alleged Employment ScamsSuspected of exploiting desperate job-seekersFebruary 17, 2010 The ads make it sound easy; let the advertised firm train and place you in a new job, or set you up in a work-at-home business that will triple your income. It hardly ever works out that way, however. Now, the State of Florida has issued subpoenas to eight firms suspected of running employment or work-at-home scams. "Unemployed Floridians are particularly vulnerable to scams that falsely promise quick fixes for people who are jobless," said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. "With the unemployment rate in Florida at record highs, we need to be vigilant in our efforts against people looking to capitalize on someone else's difficulties." One of the firms receiving a subpoena is Career Services International, based in Orlando. McCollum's office is investigating allegations that the company misrepresents available services and collects fees for those services, but fails to provide them. Consumers have complained that the quality of service was not what the company had promised and indicated problems with missed deadlines, untrained employees, and lack of advertised expertise. Federal-State CrackdownThe subpoena is one of a series issued over the past several months targeting employment scams and was announced today to highlight the office's joint enforcement effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)and several other states. Seven other Florida companies have also received subpoenas investigating potential violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Allegations include misleading or deceptive marketing of work-from-home opportunities as well as job placement services and other Internet business ventures. The other firms under investigation include: • Coretech Media LLC, doing business as Netcadetpro.com and Net Money Training, located in St. Petersburg; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices related to home business opportunity kits advertised over the internet • Darling Angel Pin Creations, Inc., located in Brandon; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work at home job opportunity • GC Displays, Inc., doing business as Atlanticpacificonline.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Home Biz Ventures, LLC, doing business as Bidfuel.com and Blogtoolkit.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving internet business opportunity which offers on-line membership access to training and products to sell on auction sites • My Career Corp., Inc., located in Tampa; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Pacific Webworks, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work from home opportunities • Viable Marketing Corp., located in Seminole; Unauthorized recurring charges associated with negative option "work at home" internet business opportunity McCollum says consumers should be wary of any company offering employment positions that require little or no education but claim to pay high wages, companies that charge an up-front fee for their services or products, companies that offer "memberships" to internet-based employment opportunities, and any other opportunity that sounds too good to be true. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02 ... l#ixzz0ftMC4KaXFTC Cracks Down on Jobs Con ArtistsScams prey on Americans left jobless by the recessionBy James Limbach ConsumerAffairs.comFebruary 18, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans.The fraudsters utilize job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.As part of the law enforcement sweep, dubbed "Operation Bottom Dollar," the FTC has filed seven cases against the operators of deceptive and illegal job and moneymaking scams. In addition, the sweep includes 43 criminal actions by the Department of Justice, many involving the substantial assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.The agency also announced partnerships with the online job placement service Monster.com, the search engine Bing and the centralized network of online communities Craigslist to help job seekers recognize job scams so they can avoid being victimized. Monster, Careerbuilder, Bing and Craigslist will display FTC consumer education material to people who are using the companies' Web sites to look for jobs."Federal and state law enforcement officials will not tolerate those who take advantage of consumers in times of economic misfortune," said David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "If you falsely advertise that you will connect people with jobs or with opportunities for them to make money working from home, we will shut you down. We will give your assets to the people you scammed, and, when it's appropriate, we'll refer you to criminal authorities for prosecution."To help consumers avoid being conned by employment scams, the FTC has produced a new consumer education video in English and Spanish.Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02/jobs_scams.html#ixzz0gesTr4l6

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I may have found a connection to this. 1-8-10 I applied to a "Front Desk Receptionist" job, posted on craigslist (12-31-09 at 9:17am). It sounded like an OFFICE job. Jan.9th I got a reply from a "UM Plastics describing a different "work from home" job, not an OFFICE job. Then, on 1-11-10 at 11:50am I get a call from #954-250-0112. The scam: YOU get checks from people for items auctioned on the internet, YOU cash the checks, keep 5% commission and send the rest to the scammer. Since YOU type records & keep them in your home & email the scammer summary reports of these transactions, YOU are the "Record Keeper", by the IRS rules and are fully responsible & liable, legally. Nothing can be traced, legally to the scammer. DO NOT cash these checks. An example is given for a John R. Smith transaction. More about this scam is at www.scamwarners.com. Hopethis helps someone avoid a legal battle & messed up credit. Good Luck!

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
Has called me everyday since Monday, at about the same time during the day. No messages ever left. Curious on how they got my cell number?????

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
Called and asked for me.  Said yes and then they hung up.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
called my house asking for a connie that dont stay here and vry rude

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
rec'd missed call at 4:30pm.  Didn't leave a message.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell phone number???

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
SCAM...receive call on my cell from this number every day.  When I call their number I get a recording instructing to stop the call leave your name and phone number.  I have my name hidden on my cell.  This is a way to get you name matched to your number.  Complete jerks!!!

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
How do I block their calls?  They are calling my cell phone numerous times a day.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
I also got a call about HGH before while I was sleeping, I guess that this was the number they called from.  This number tries to call me all the time and when I try to call back I get a weird busy signal.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
I answered and then the phone started dialing as if I made a call and some broad answered and I hung up.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
I am getting a boat horn and when they call again they are getting a blast on the phone.......I SAID NO THANK YOU!

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
HGH, wanted to take a health survey and try to sell me something.  Called during the middle of the day while I was at work.

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this number is for hgh

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How did they get my cell number?  My cell is listed as a do not call so why am I getting these calls?

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That is hilarious! You were told by an annoying caller that you aren't worth their time!!!! I wish some of these people would say that to me!!!My caller ID just said Fort Lauderdale Fl and I had answering machine off.

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They called me, asked me to take a survey about my health, I told them I wasn't interested and then the guy VERY RUDELY said "Its important information about your health, if you aren't interested about your health, you're not worth my time" and hung up on me. I wonder why they don't sell much product....

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They left no message on my machine today.

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Yes, Thank you

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The same thing basically happened to me.  In September, I responded to a job ad which looked legitimate (on Craig's List).  It was also for a receptionist position.  I received an email asking me to pay for a credit report, because they were ready to hire me.  Of course, that tipped me off.  Since then, I have gotten a phone call from this same number on 10/25/2010.  They must have gotten my number from my resume when I responded to the job ad.  I didn't answer the call from this number, but now that I know who's behind it, I won't.  Everyone beware of answering these job ads and how much info you give out.

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its called a MONEY MULE scam You are either laundering money - or the checks are counterfeit - guaranteed to BOUNCE. Identity Thieves Prowling for Job SeekersFake job ads up 345% as recession creates opportunities for scam artistshttp://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.htmlMarch 9, 2009 With the unemployment rate rising and living costs going up, more people are looking for new jobs or second jobs. These are ideal conditions, it turns out, if you’re an identity thief. Job seekers will register with employment agencies, check employment ads, mail out unsolicited resumes, network, post resumes on job search sites and search Craigslist. In fact, the UK Association for Payment Clearing Services which tracks the prevalence of fake job ads said that fake ads are up 345 percent over the past three years. Unfortunately identity thieves are taking advantage of these uncertain economic times to scam job seekers and gather personal identifying information.The Identity Theft Resource Center offers these tips: • Protect your Social Security Number by limiting how many people see it. Never put your SSN on a resume. Let a company ask for it when they consider you a serious applicant. To minimize your risk, you also may want to not list your home address and just put your city and state on the resume. • Consider opening a separate email account for your job search and keeping your primary email address private. Placing your email address on a resume could open the door to spam and phishing, account verification, and other email scams. (The recent Monster.com breach exposed resumes and email addresses. If you had placed your Social Security number or home email address on your resume, you could have made yourself a target.) • Check out a company you found on a website carefully before giving them your information, for example Craig’s List. Anyone can create a website, but it doesn’t mean that they are a real company. You can find information on a company through the Better Business Bureau or the State Attorney General where the company is located. You can also Google the business to find out more about them. Most reputable companies will have a significant presence on the Internet, not just a few mentions. • Avoid any website that requires you to “pre-register” with your SSN, home address or driver’s license number. Also, you should not be required to prepay to view job listings. Both these requirements are strong indicators of a scam. • Update your computer security prior to emailing resumes and receiving email correspondence. Making sure your computer security is currently updated against viruses, Trojans, and other types of computer malware can help to protect you from any intrusion in an attachment you might receive. • Make sure the person who contacted you actually works at the listed company and is not someone who has posted a job pretending to be part of a company. Does the URL address include the name of the company? If not, who actually sent it? Call the company involved, and ask for the Human Resources Department. Some companies recommend not responding via email to any person asking for more information, but rather to call the company directly. Rarely does a company hire someone sight unseen. • Be wary of some common job scams. Avoid any company, especially a foreign company that wants to hire you as a “payment representative “or” accounts receivable clerk.” This scam indicates that you get to keep a percentage of all checks or money orders you place in a bank account for them. Do not open a bank account for a company. You will be the responsible party should any money laundering occur, or if checks bounce. This is called a “money mule scam.” Another scam is to notify you that you are one of the finalists for a job, and they need your Social Security number to do a background check. If you have not had a face-to-face interview with the company, you should be very skeptical. No one gets a job based on a resume alone.Finally, watch out for the “work-at home” scams, especially those that ask you to “forward” packages you receive to a third party. That package may contain stolen goods or illegal drugs. There is rarely need to have a private party as a “freight forwarder.” The safest ways to job search are to use local want ads, visit the unemployment office, use temp employment services, tell friends and family about your search, and network via professional groups and business acquaintances. When contacting a local company you can meet them, see the facilities, and ask acquaintances in that industry about their reputation. Consider not contacting foreign companies, especially those from Nigeria, Russia and third world countries. Should you decide to use the Internet, ITRC strongly recommends that you read the safety tips on job seeking websites and report any suspicious posting to the website concerned. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.html#ixzz0TGskhzJwFlorida Probes Eight Firms For Alleged Employment ScamsSuspected of exploiting desperate job-seekersFebruary 17, 2010 The ads make it sound easy; let the advertised firm train and place you in a new job, or set you up in a work-at-home business that will triple your income. It hardly ever works out that way, however. Now, the State of Florida has issued subpoenas to eight firms suspected of running employment or work-at-home scams. "Unemployed Floridians are particularly vulnerable to scams that falsely promise quick fixes for people who are jobless," said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. "With the unemployment rate in Florida at record highs, we need to be vigilant in our efforts against people looking to capitalize on someone else's difficulties." One of the firms receiving a subpoena is Career Services International, based in Orlando. McCollum's office is investigating allegations that the company misrepresents available services and collects fees for those services, but fails to provide them. Consumers have complained that the quality of service was not what the company had promised and indicated problems with missed deadlines, untrained employees, and lack of advertised expertise. Federal-State CrackdownThe subpoena is one of a series issued over the past several months targeting employment scams and was announced today to highlight the office's joint enforcement effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)and several other states. Seven other Florida companies have also received subpoenas investigating potential violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Allegations include misleading or deceptive marketing of work-from-home opportunities as well as job placement services and other Internet business ventures. The other firms under investigation include: • Coretech Media LLC, doing business as Netcadetpro.com and Net Money Training, located in St. Petersburg; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices related to home business opportunity kits advertised over the internet • Darling Angel Pin Creations, Inc., located in Brandon; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work at home job opportunity • GC Displays, Inc., doing business as Atlanticpacificonline.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Home Biz Ventures, LLC, doing business as Bidfuel.com and Blogtoolkit.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving internet business opportunity which offers on-line membership access to training and products to sell on auction sites • My Career Corp., Inc., located in Tampa; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Pacific Webworks, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work from home opportunities • Viable Marketing Corp., located in Seminole; Unauthorized recurring charges associated with negative option "work at home" internet business opportunity McCollum says consumers should be wary of any company offering employment positions that require little or no education but claim to pay high wages, companies that charge an up-front fee for their services or products, companies that offer "memberships" to internet-based employment opportunities, and any other opportunity that sounds too good to be true. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02 ... l#ixzz0ftMC4KaXFTC Cracks Down on Jobs Con ArtistsScams prey on Americans left jobless by the recessionBy James Limbach ConsumerAffairs.comFebruary 18, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans.The fraudsters utilize job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.As part of the law enforcement sweep, dubbed "Operation Bottom Dollar," the FTC has filed seven cases against the operators of deceptive and illegal job and moneymaking scams. In addition, the sweep includes 43 criminal actions by the Department of Justice, many involving the substantial assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.The agency also announced partnerships with the online job placement service Monster.com, the search engine Bing and the centralized network of online communities Craigslist to help job seekers recognize job scams so they can avoid being victimized. Monster, Careerbuilder, Bing and Craigslist will display FTC consumer education material to people who are using the companies' Web sites to look for jobs."Federal and state law enforcement officials will not tolerate those who take advantage of consumers in times of economic misfortune," said David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "If you falsely advertise that you will connect people with jobs or with opportunities for them to make money working from home, we will shut you down. We will give your assets to the people you scammed, and, when it's appropriate, we'll refer you to criminal authorities for prosecution."To help consumers avoid being conned by employment scams, the FTC has produced a new consumer education video in English and Spanish.Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02/jobs_scams.html#ixzz0gesTr4l6

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I may have found a connection to this. 1-8-10 I applied to a "Front Desk Receptionist" job, posted on craigslist (12-31-09 at 9:17am). It sounded like an OFFICE job. Jan.9th I got a reply from a "UM Plastics describing a different "work from home" job, not an OFFICE job. Then, on 1-11-10 at 11:50am I get a call from #954-250-0112. The scam: YOU get checks from people for items auctioned on the internet, YOU cash the checks, keep 5% commission and send the rest to the scammer. Since YOU type records & keep them in your home & email the scammer summary reports of these transactions, YOU are the "Record Keeper", by the IRS rules and are fully responsible & liable, legally. Nothing can be traced, legally to the scammer. DO NOT cash these checks. An example is given for a John R. Smith transaction. More about this scam is at www.scamwarners.com. Hopethis helps someone avoid a legal battle & messed up credit. Good Luck!

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Has called me everyday since Monday, at about the same time during the day. No messages ever left. Curious on how they got my cell number?????

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Called and asked for me.  Said yes and then they hung up.

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called my house asking for a connie that dont stay here and vry rude

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rec'd missed call at 4:30pm.  Didn't leave a message.

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How did they get my cell phone number???

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SCAM...receive call on my cell from this number every day.  When I call their number I get a recording instructing to stop the call leave your name and phone number.  I have my name hidden on my cell.  This is a way to get you name matched to your number.  Complete jerks!!!

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How do I block their calls?  They are calling my cell phone numerous times a day.

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I also got a call about HGH before while I was sleeping, I guess that this was the number they called from.  This number tries to call me all the time and when I try to call back I get a weird busy signal.

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I answered and then the phone started dialing as if I made a call and some broad answered and I hung up.

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I am getting a boat horn and when they call again they are getting a blast on the phone.......I SAID NO THANK YOU!

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HGH, wanted to take a health survey and try to sell me something.  Called during the middle of the day while I was at work.

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this number is for hgh

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Got a call from this number. The caller left no voice message.

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I've gotten calls from Centron.  Only when I haven't paid the hospital, which I never do because I hate them.  Anyway, they have always been nice to me and when I set the account up on auto pay, they quit charging me interest.  I did request my collector to identify who she is calling from the next tme she call.  She told me the she is not legally allowed to identify herself as a collector or the company she is calling from.  Also, they have only called me at work one time.  I advised them not to call me at work again, and it has never happened again.

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I got a call from a Jerry Black also- didn't identify himself other than Jerry Black and demanded I call him back.  Caller ID only showed 406.  He better not show up where I live...............................

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Thanks to all who supplied this information.  All I get is 406-406.  My debt's were released years ago but I think they are still trying to collect so they can get a fee.  These creepers review your credit records and then try to con you into paying a debt that is no longer valid.  All they say is that they are from Helena.  Just hang up on them or tell them you're contacting the FDCPA.

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The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is the Federal law that says what debt collectors can and can't do. For starters, they aren't to call you about a debt that you don't owe. When a debt collector first contacts you about a debt, you have the right to request them to verify the debt is yours. If the debt collector can't come back with proof that you owe the debt, they're not allowed to contact you anymore. Make Debt Collectors Prove You Owe .Even without sending a validation request, debt collectors have certain rules they must follow when it comes to contacting you over the phone. For example, they can't call you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. your local time. They can't call you repeatedly, and they can't call you at anytime you've previously stated is inconvenient. For specific situations timing of debt collector calls check out When Can Debt Collectors Call. There's no law that says you have to communicate with a debt collector by phone. If you hang up on a debt collector there is nothing they can do about it. But, if the collector continues to call you repeatedly even after you have hung up on them, they are in violation of the FDCPA. All you have to do to stop debt collectors from calling you is tell them that you prefer to communicate with them in writing. Written communication works in your favor because it gives you a record of everything that is said. If the debt collector violate the FDCPA, you have hard evidence that could lead to a lawsuit in your favor. The surest way to stop debt collectors from calling you is by sending what is known as a cease and desist letter. In the letter, state that the collector should cease and desist further communication with you. Note that the cease and desist letter only applies to debt collectors, not the original creditor.  Read more at : About.com Credit / Debt Management

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Jerry Black leaves a message -this phone call may be recorded-, says they are open until 6PM. Calls my work phone, Im a govt employee. Very forceful and angry sounding. Got no interest in responding to someone who sounds like "pretending to be authorities". Dont call MY number and leave a message sounding like you have a 'right' to attack me or bother me at work.You dont!

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This person called wanted to speak with my daughter, when I asked what he wanted he invoked the HIPAA law...what an idiot. HIPAA laws deal with medical privacy not collections. Very rude and condescending; Jerry Black is the name of the individual and I believe he is with a collection agency

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Loser company.  Didn't have a clue as to what they are talking about.

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Keep calling my Mom, asking for me.  I owe nothing to anybody, so I am not sure at all what it is they want for me.....but I do want them to quit bothering my Mom.  My mom had to call back to find out what company it is that she keeps getting these calls from.  Although she tells them I no longer live there, they continue calling her.

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Thanks for the info.  They are now calling at my office.

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Showed up on my caller ID as 406406. Very unpleasant people to deal with, especially Taylor. Google search returns http://www.centronservices.com

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Starts message off with, "This phone call may be recorded....This is Jery Black with Helena, You need to call us etc.  " Maybe if they correctly identified themselves, they might get a call back.

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They did the same to me the last two days looking for a 'Sarah' so I called them back and told them they had the wrong number and to take my number off their list.

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"Nikki White" keeps calling and leaving messages for "Chester".  I've never heard of "Chester".  Don't know why they keep calling for him on my phone.

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Insisted a Mary Grace was available at my phone number - we have had this number for 4 years and no Mary Grace has lived here --- first said Mary Grace had supplied this number to contact her and later in the conversation said they found the listing on dex on line and that it wasn't hard to find her number. Obvisously it is, because they haven't found it yet!  Rude!

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forceful and untruthful collection agency. first identified themselves as a police officer. demanded information or else. then called and identified themselves as an IRS agent.

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Thank you.

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Credit Check & Collection Agencies in Helena MTCentron Services Inc Dba Credit Systems PO Box 875 Helena, MT 59624Category: Collection Agency Services

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WOULD NOT INDENTIFY COMPANY

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This is a scam to get money for both the carrier and the company.  It is a horoscope and they charge the carrier and then the carrier charges you for data usage.  Be careful.  Verizon does this and if y9u don't pay they hit you with late fees and OF COURSE THEY WILL NEVER EXPLAIN THIS TO YOU BEFORE YOU SIGN UP.  Just spent a hour with Verizon after trying last month to get these charges taken off.  And the worst of it is that you get charged even if you did not contact them!!!

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Okay everyone I got results so re on.  This charge just appeared on my Sprint bill for April 2012 and May 2012.  "Chairman Ventures: Alerts - 40544 Perfect Crush -04/03     $9.99 " I saw the following text on my IPhone "IQQuizApp: Fun Facts billed at $9.99/mo. Msg&Data Rates May Apply. Reply HELP for help. Enter UR password on the website to continue: ###" Then I started receiving a bunch of Cliff Clavin (from Cheers TV show) information texts.  Basically worthless information.  I responded STOP to the original text message today.  I called the 1-888-890-6150 phone number today and first the woman hung up on me, then I called a second time, which both were clearly locations very far away because the quality of the call was crackling and very poor. Also the person on the other end could not speak clearly and was very difficult to understand. His name was Scark, and Scark requested my cell number to review, at which time I told him, I was not authorizing any charges and was unhappy regarding the already fraudulant charges from April and May.  Scark told me that I had inputed my cell phone onto Iqquiz.com website and then I had to have replied with the code provided in the text I received.  I explained I had not done such process and that I wanted my $9.99 times two back immediately.  Scark said that he had removed me from the list and if I wanted a refund check I could give him my full name and address and a refund check in a max amount of $19.00 would be sent to me.  Scark told me that his company services iqquiz.com, but that Mobile Media is the originating company.  I of course did not give my mailing address and instead did exactly what another post said and did an online chat with Sprint and requested they block all outside vendor charging requested a refund for the charges.  I was refunded my full loss of $19.98, Sprint apologized, and blocked all of this kind of activity.  I'll post again later if I continue to get any of this and if all of my previously stated info worked.  I surely hope Sprint gets their money back in the end.  I still think Sprint is one of the best cell phone carriers and I have been a customer since 1998.  I just think they shouldn't let their trusted client relationships be exposed to these third party vendors ever and I told Sprint as such in my complaint just today and my survey of their service.

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Sprint will be glad to credit these charges as they get them back from the Vendor and will block them from doing it again.  If enough people let Sprint know they are unsolicirted charges, they will also remove them from being an approved vendor as there policy is not to allow misleading business practices (i.e. fine print at bottom of TV screen that shows for 3 seconds or a box left unchecked on a survey, etc) for any vendor.

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I also had this problem.  Call their number 800-235-7105 but also complain to your wireless carrier. But more importantly file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.  If nothing else they will at least bombard them with as many complaints as they send out in spam text messages. go to BBB.ORG their name is actually Amazing Facts Alerts or you can search by the 800 number.

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call the # and follow instructions to stop the calls to your #

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I for one signed my phone up to win Free gcoins( Ijji ) Its a game website that u can use gcoins to have cool stuff. Anyway. Ever sence then Every month it would send me a message taking the remaining money off my phone. it took 14$ this month so i had 0:00 money to cancell. This stuff needs to be fixed and ppl should get refunds.

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I would be  careful on contacting the persons # back, people found ways of hacking phones and accounts that way, they send messages on your phones saying that your 2 year trial of such and such will start now and youll be billed this much money and its to get to you reply and they recieve your information that way, so be careful

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Thanks. I needed a number to speak to a live human instead of an automated system that hung up on me. I got my problem solved.

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This works!  I called the 800 number and they are issuing me a refund check.  I have not received the check yet!

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what phone number did you call?

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Thank you for supplying the number.  I called and was given a confirmation number along with a promise of a complete refund to be received in two weeks.  I will believe it when I see it.  I will be calling them back until I get my money.

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those wanting to get back post the confirmation number and we make them lose money

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God I hope this works.  Thank you all for your insight on this problem.  I can not believe they get away with this.  I will definetly make a complaint and hopefully they will be shut down soon.

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Hi It worked for me when i reply to text message recieved as "STOP" they replied "Ur now unsubiscribed form geniusinspiration.com/us brain how smart RU subscription $9.99pmnth service. U will no longer receive any messages or charges 8002347105"These websites are total crap...

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I also just received a message from this spammer re a "secret crush" on my verizon android phone.  I applaud everyone on here making this issue known, but seriously, how does the average consumer actually combat this costly game?  And please spare me the "contact your representative" nonsense because we all known where those requests rank.  It's times like these I wish I knew some brilliant German hacker teens with DDOS know-how...

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Well, the Attorney General didn't do squat to stop this from happening.  I'm looking at this post  year later because I just received a text from this number telling to me reply so I can see a message from my "secret crush".  So, perhaps, we need to push this even further.  I am glad I did find this topic to confirm the fact that this is a scam.

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thanks for that website! I turned them in to the Attorney Generals office. Maybe they can stop crap like what those people are doing to us. I hate it when this happens

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it is from a company called National Telephone Advisory http:\\nationaltelephoneadvisory.com they supply all kinds of subsciption svcs to bogus companies. unfortunately it is legal until enough people complain/report them and shut them down. follow the link to unsubscribe or text STOP (7867) to the 800#. (I wish someone would spam the crap out of them)

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I am very grateful to you all for your information. I was double charged $9.99 for Horoscopes and for IQ Quiz neither of which I elected to have. I now have an extra $23.15 with tax and so forth on my US Cellular bill. Thanks for supplying the "Mobile Messenger" #, although I have been on hold for a while now it is worth it to receive my credit back. This is high way robbery, unfair and downright low down to trick person into unknowingly subscribing to the unwanted text messages. I am taking every action possible to stop this from ever happening again, to myself or others.  The rep from Mobile Messenger just answered her name was Natasha she explained to me that our cell ph companies are fully aware of their service and the cell ph company pays them up front and then bills us. This is called premium messaging and we can request that service to be blocked from our cell ph’s altogether. I was just informed that she will be sending me a check for $19.98. Be aware of website like” Quiz.com” and “know your IQ “and others like that.Thanks Ken for providing the direct number for us…

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I had the same problem where my some how ended up with a monthly subscription from this company. He is a poor college kid and would not intentionally create a 9.99 per month subscription to receive "Who will I marry" texts.  I called the cellular company and they will cancel but not reimburse. They will also block this type of service from happening again.  I called the 8002357105 number and it is an automated number to cancel the service.  You can leave a message but I was uncertain as to the response.  My cell bill also shows the name of the company is "Mobile Messenger".  I looked up the company for a contact number which is ***800.416.6129***.  When I called that number I connected with a very nice live person that told me they would both cancel and refund the charges.  She said I would receive the check (not a credit) in 4 to 6 weeks.  This appears to be a scam where they play a numbers game.  They trick you into signing up, then you find it on your bill (maybe), then you call there number or your phone company.  I would imagine that many stop here.  Then if you figure out how to get to them directly or after leaving a message they politely refund your money but they do it in 4 to 6 weeks.  Worst case for them is a scenario where they get the use of the 9.99 or more for 4 to 6 weeks.  Worst case for the customer, you don't notice the charge for months and months before you cancel.  Good luck, I hope this helps.

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Daughter has called this number to cancel. She changed phone carriers. Called phone carrier to put block on all lines for charges.

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Today it happend exactly the same. I don't know what to do with them. How to get back my money or to stop them.... anyone can help....

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No, you shouldn't be charged for viewing it; you should only be charged the $9.99/mo. if you reply to it using whichever word the text tells you to reply with:  in my case it was reply w/ a "YES", for example.If all else fails and you DO happen to see that $9.99 charge show up on your bill, call your cellphone service company and tell them it was SMS-spam.  As the text/SMSspam was unsolicited by you & any related charges were not approved by you or were unintentional, Customer Service will credit that amount & block that SMS-short code for you. I have done this a few times before w/out any issue from Customer Service....that being Sprint's Customer Service, too!

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I didn't reply..deleted it soon as...

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Never NEVER read a text that says anything about being charged.  As soon as you reply, they'll gig you for the $9.99. Then, if you don't know how to cancel it, they'll keep hitting your bill.  You should treat text messages like this just as you would a scam email...DELETE IT!!!

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thank you att did as u said. got the same trick done to me. answering a free servey.

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Thank you. I called ATT. They were happy to block all external charges on my cell phone.

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Call your service provider and tell them to look for the charge.  When they find it and they can, have them credit you.  AT&T will put a block on your account for free.  That block will keep anyone from billing you for crap like "Horoscope Service".  That is a dead give away.Hope this helps people out there.  Hope others can read this reply.  Good luck "Rush"

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I didn't sign up for anything with my cell #, just got a text about a secret admirer..all I did was read it nothing else..will I be charged the 9.99?

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Thanks so much for the information. Got a charge on our cell bill. Have a heart to heart with hubby about putting our cell number out in space! Am keeping my fingers crossed about getting refunded.

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Thanks for the help. I didn't sign up for anything and got text message's that charged me. The number you gave out does take care of the problem. These guy's are good scam artist's. Thanks again!!!!!

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thank you for that and sending that to my mopms phone im 16 and ttyl....                                           t.y lyn

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Verizon claims they can't help me uncover the obvious fraud and deceit. I called the 1 800 235 7105 and after several minutes of pressing voice mail options I spoke with a young lady who offered to give me a "partial refund."  I told her I needed an address so I could write to them.  It was like pulling teeth, but here is what I wound up with:Mobile Content Customer Care   6601 Center Drive West, Suite 700, LosAngeles, Ca. 90045 (where else?) Warning:  Never Never respond to Facebook's   IQ test and/or Who Will I Marry.  I

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Everyone needs to practice basic identify protection. NEVER input/provide your cell phone number (or any other personal information for that matter) to any on-line service/question/poll unless you are absolutely sure you know the individual asking for it and what it will be used for. Although "scam" is not completely accurate, this company is without a doubt duping thousands of people regularly into there service...and they do so absolutely knowing that they are. Unethical? You betcha. How do they sleep at night? I have no idea. Illegal? Not really. They skirt law by the myriad of fine print when you provide your number up-front and then again in the subsequent binding disclaimer on the initial text. Most people never go to the effort/extent of really reading it all because of the innocent nature of the activity they were engaging in to being with. The company, Mobile Messenger preys on this. Call 800-416-6129 (Mobile Messenger - Los Angeles, CA) as quickly as you can after noticing the charge(s). DEMAND that they "simply and easily" stop service to your number and issue a full refund immediately to avoid you taking legal action. Expect to get a pro-rated refund from date service was accepted (why it is important to call immediately). If you get anything more consider yourself lucky. Also ask that they place your number on their "black ball" (no call) list. Expect a refund check within 10-14 business days. And although it is true in my case, it doesn't hurt to make sure they understand that you are a practicing attorney...unfortunately for them specializing in the telecommunications industry. Good luck!

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Apparently,  when someone signs up for something on line that has absolutely nothing to do with the service (like horiscopes in my case)there is a box that if you DON'T UNCHECK it will give them permission to send you these things.My provider (Unicell) says they will see if they can credit the account,but no promises (9.99 a whack).  I was a little tentative to then enter my phone number on the 800 number as it was almost like they now would be able to send stuff to that number as if it was giving them permission.  I total scam all the way but they are obviously getting rich at it....

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Twice this week (early December 2007), I received 2 songs on my cell.  No detail on where they came from except from 791-71.  Then I received a text message that says:start quote - From 791-71 Ringones sent 2 ur cell.shlup.compbonusringtones renewal.  Txt  help 4 help. email 79171@smshelpdesk.com  1800 235 7105 9.99pmth stop 2 end Dec 20, 1:10.end quoteI emailed my carrier asking if they knew what this was about, and how can I block this.   I haven't called the 800 number yet.

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How did they get my cell number?  My cell is listed as a do not call so why am I getting these calls?

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That is hilarious! You were told by an annoying caller that you aren't worth their time!!!! I wish some of these people would say that to me!!!My caller ID just said Fort Lauderdale Fl and I had answering machine off.

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They called me, asked me to take a survey about my health, I told them I wasn't interested and then the guy VERY RUDELY said "Its important information about your health, if you aren't interested about your health, you're not worth my time" and hung up on me. I wonder why they don't sell much product....

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They left no message on my machine today.

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Yes, Thank you

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The same thing basically happened to me.  In September, I responded to a job ad which looked legitimate (on Craig's List).  It was also for a receptionist position.  I received an email asking me to pay for a credit report, because they were ready to hire me.  Of course, that tipped me off.  Since then, I have gotten a phone call from this same number on 10/25/2010.  They must have gotten my number from my resume when I responded to the job ad.  I didn't answer the call from this number, but now that I know who's behind it, I won't.  Everyone beware of answering these job ads and how much info you give out.

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its called a MONEY MULE scam You are either laundering money - or the checks are counterfeit - guaranteed to BOUNCE. Identity Thieves Prowling for Job SeekersFake job ads up 345% as recession creates opportunities for scam artistshttp://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.htmlMarch 9, 2009 With the unemployment rate rising and living costs going up, more people are looking for new jobs or second jobs. These are ideal conditions, it turns out, if you’re an identity thief. Job seekers will register with employment agencies, check employment ads, mail out unsolicited resumes, network, post resumes on job search sites and search Craigslist. In fact, the UK Association for Payment Clearing Services which tracks the prevalence of fake job ads said that fake ads are up 345 percent over the past three years. Unfortunately identity thieves are taking advantage of these uncertain economic times to scam job seekers and gather personal identifying information.The Identity Theft Resource Center offers these tips: • Protect your Social Security Number by limiting how many people see it. Never put your SSN on a resume. Let a company ask for it when they consider you a serious applicant. To minimize your risk, you also may want to not list your home address and just put your city and state on the resume. • Consider opening a separate email account for your job search and keeping your primary email address private. Placing your email address on a resume could open the door to spam and phishing, account verification, and other email scams. (The recent Monster.com breach exposed resumes and email addresses. If you had placed your Social Security number or home email address on your resume, you could have made yourself a target.) • Check out a company you found on a website carefully before giving them your information, for example Craig’s List. Anyone can create a website, but it doesn’t mean that they are a real company. You can find information on a company through the Better Business Bureau or the State Attorney General where the company is located. You can also Google the business to find out more about them. Most reputable companies will have a significant presence on the Internet, not just a few mentions. • Avoid any website that requires you to “pre-register” with your SSN, home address or driver’s license number. Also, you should not be required to prepay to view job listings. Both these requirements are strong indicators of a scam. • Update your computer security prior to emailing resumes and receiving email correspondence. Making sure your computer security is currently updated against viruses, Trojans, and other types of computer malware can help to protect you from any intrusion in an attachment you might receive. • Make sure the person who contacted you actually works at the listed company and is not someone who has posted a job pretending to be part of a company. Does the URL address include the name of the company? If not, who actually sent it? Call the company involved, and ask for the Human Resources Department. Some companies recommend not responding via email to any person asking for more information, but rather to call the company directly. Rarely does a company hire someone sight unseen. • Be wary of some common job scams. Avoid any company, especially a foreign company that wants to hire you as a “payment representative “or” accounts receivable clerk.” This scam indicates that you get to keep a percentage of all checks or money orders you place in a bank account for them. Do not open a bank account for a company. You will be the responsible party should any money laundering occur, or if checks bounce. This is called a “money mule scam.” Another scam is to notify you that you are one of the finalists for a job, and they need your Social Security number to do a background check. If you have not had a face-to-face interview with the company, you should be very skeptical. No one gets a job based on a resume alone.Finally, watch out for the “work-at home” scams, especially those that ask you to “forward” packages you receive to a third party. That package may contain stolen goods or illegal drugs. There is rarely need to have a private party as a “freight forwarder.” The safest ways to job search are to use local want ads, visit the unemployment office, use temp employment services, tell friends and family about your search, and network via professional groups and business acquaintances. When contacting a local company you can meet them, see the facilities, and ask acquaintances in that industry about their reputation. Consider not contacting foreign companies, especially those from Nigeria, Russia and third world countries. Should you decide to use the Internet, ITRC strongly recommends that you read the safety tips on job seeking websites and report any suspicious posting to the website concerned. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.html#ixzz0TGskhzJwFlorida Probes Eight Firms For Alleged Employment ScamsSuspected of exploiting desperate job-seekersFebruary 17, 2010 The ads make it sound easy; let the advertised firm train and place you in a new job, or set you up in a work-at-home business that will triple your income. It hardly ever works out that way, however. Now, the State of Florida has issued subpoenas to eight firms suspected of running employment or work-at-home scams. "Unemployed Floridians are particularly vulnerable to scams that falsely promise quick fixes for people who are jobless," said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. "With the unemployment rate in Florida at record highs, we need to be vigilant in our efforts against people looking to capitalize on someone else's difficulties." One of the firms receiving a subpoena is Career Services International, based in Orlando. McCollum's office is investigating allegations that the company misrepresents available services and collects fees for those services, but fails to provide them. Consumers have complained that the quality of service was not what the company had promised and indicated problems with missed deadlines, untrained employees, and lack of advertised expertise. Federal-State CrackdownThe subpoena is one of a series issued over the past several months targeting employment scams and was announced today to highlight the office's joint enforcement effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)and several other states. Seven other Florida companies have also received subpoenas investigating potential violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Allegations include misleading or deceptive marketing of work-from-home opportunities as well as job placement services and other Internet business ventures. The other firms under investigation include: • Coretech Media LLC, doing business as Netcadetpro.com and Net Money Training, located in St. Petersburg; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices related to home business opportunity kits advertised over the internet • Darling Angel Pin Creations, Inc., located in Brandon; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work at home job opportunity • GC Displays, Inc., doing business as Atlanticpacificonline.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Home Biz Ventures, LLC, doing business as Bidfuel.com and Blogtoolkit.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving internet business opportunity which offers on-line membership access to training and products to sell on auction sites • My Career Corp., Inc., located in Tampa; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Pacific Webworks, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work from home opportunities • Viable Marketing Corp., located in Seminole; Unauthorized recurring charges associated with negative option "work at home" internet business opportunity McCollum says consumers should be wary of any company offering employment positions that require little or no education but claim to pay high wages, companies that charge an up-front fee for their services or products, companies that offer "memberships" to internet-based employment opportunities, and any other opportunity that sounds too good to be true. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02 ... l#ixzz0ftMC4KaXFTC Cracks Down on Jobs Con ArtistsScams prey on Americans left jobless by the recessionBy James Limbach ConsumerAffairs.comFebruary 18, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans.The fraudsters utilize job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.As part of the law enforcement sweep, dubbed "Operation Bottom Dollar," the FTC has filed seven cases against the operators of deceptive and illegal job and moneymaking scams. In addition, the sweep includes 43 criminal actions by the Department of Justice, many involving the substantial assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.The agency also announced partnerships with the online job placement service Monster.com, the search engine Bing and the centralized network of online communities Craigslist to help job seekers recognize job scams so they can avoid being victimized. Monster, Careerbuilder, Bing and Craigslist will display FTC consumer education material to people who are using the companies' Web sites to look for jobs."Federal and state law enforcement officials will not tolerate those who take advantage of consumers in times of economic misfortune," said David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "If you falsely advertise that you will connect people with jobs or with opportunities for them to make money working from home, we will shut you down. We will give your assets to the people you scammed, and, when it's appropriate, we'll refer you to criminal authorities for prosecution."To help consumers avoid being conned by employment scams, the FTC has produced a new consumer education video in English and Spanish.Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02/jobs_scams.html#ixzz0gesTr4l6

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I may have found a connection to this. 1-8-10 I applied to a "Front Desk Receptionist" job, posted on craigslist (12-31-09 at 9:17am). It sounded like an OFFICE job. Jan.9th I got a reply from a "UM Plastics describing a different "work from home" job, not an OFFICE job. Then, on 1-11-10 at 11:50am I get a call from #954-250-0112. The scam: YOU get checks from people for items auctioned on the internet, YOU cash the checks, keep 5% commission and send the rest to the scammer. Since YOU type records & keep them in your home & email the scammer summary reports of these transactions, YOU are the "Record Keeper", by the IRS rules and are fully responsible & liable, legally. Nothing can be traced, legally to the scammer. DO NOT cash these checks. An example is given for a John R. Smith transaction. More about this scam is at www.scamwarners.com. Hopethis helps someone avoid a legal battle & messed up credit. Good Luck!

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Has called me everyday since Monday, at about the same time during the day. No messages ever left. Curious on how they got my cell number?????

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Called and asked for me.  Said yes and then they hung up.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
called my house asking for a connie that dont stay here and vry rude

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
rec'd missed call at 4:30pm.  Didn't leave a message.

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How did they get my cell phone number???

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SCAM...receive call on my cell from this number every day.  When I call their number I get a recording instructing to stop the call leave your name and phone number.  I have my name hidden on my cell.  This is a way to get you name matched to your number.  Complete jerks!!!

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How do I block their calls?  They are calling my cell phone numerous times a day.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
I also got a call about HGH before while I was sleeping, I guess that this was the number they called from.  This number tries to call me all the time and when I try to call back I get a weird busy signal.

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I answered and then the phone started dialing as if I made a call and some broad answered and I hung up.

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I am getting a boat horn and when they call again they are getting a blast on the phone.......I SAID NO THANK YOU!

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
HGH, wanted to take a health survey and try to sell me something.  Called during the middle of the day while I was at work.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
this number is for hgh

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell number?  My cell is listed as a do not call so why am I getting these calls?

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That is hilarious! You were told by an annoying caller that you aren't worth their time!!!! I wish some of these people would say that to me!!!My caller ID just said Fort Lauderdale Fl and I had answering machine off.

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They called me, asked me to take a survey about my health, I told them I wasn't interested and then the guy VERY RUDELY said "Its important information about your health, if you aren't interested about your health, you're not worth my time" and hung up on me. I wonder why they don't sell much product....

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They left no message on my machine today.

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Yes, Thank you

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
The same thing basically happened to me.  In September, I responded to a job ad which looked legitimate (on Craig's List).  It was also for a receptionist position.  I received an email asking me to pay for a credit report, because they were ready to hire me.  Of course, that tipped me off.  Since then, I have gotten a phone call from this same number on 10/25/2010.  They must have gotten my number from my resume when I responded to the job ad.  I didn't answer the call from this number, but now that I know who's behind it, I won't.  Everyone beware of answering these job ads and how much info you give out.

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its called a MONEY MULE scam You are either laundering money - or the checks are counterfeit - guaranteed to BOUNCE. Identity Thieves Prowling for Job SeekersFake job ads up 345% as recession creates opportunities for scam artistshttp://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.htmlMarch 9, 2009 With the unemployment rate rising and living costs going up, more people are looking for new jobs or second jobs. These are ideal conditions, it turns out, if you’re an identity thief. Job seekers will register with employment agencies, check employment ads, mail out unsolicited resumes, network, post resumes on job search sites and search Craigslist. In fact, the UK Association for Payment Clearing Services which tracks the prevalence of fake job ads said that fake ads are up 345 percent over the past three years. Unfortunately identity thieves are taking advantage of these uncertain economic times to scam job seekers and gather personal identifying information.The Identity Theft Resource Center offers these tips: • Protect your Social Security Number by limiting how many people see it. Never put your SSN on a resume. Let a company ask for it when they consider you a serious applicant. To minimize your risk, you also may want to not list your home address and just put your city and state on the resume. • Consider opening a separate email account for your job search and keeping your primary email address private. Placing your email address on a resume could open the door to spam and phishing, account verification, and other email scams. (The recent Monster.com breach exposed resumes and email addresses. If you had placed your Social Security number or home email address on your resume, you could have made yourself a target.) • Check out a company you found on a website carefully before giving them your information, for example Craig’s List. Anyone can create a website, but it doesn’t mean that they are a real company. You can find information on a company through the Better Business Bureau or the State Attorney General where the company is located. You can also Google the business to find out more about them. Most reputable companies will have a significant presence on the Internet, not just a few mentions. • Avoid any website that requires you to “pre-register” with your SSN, home address or driver’s license number. Also, you should not be required to prepay to view job listings. Both these requirements are strong indicators of a scam. • Update your computer security prior to emailing resumes and receiving email correspondence. Making sure your computer security is currently updated against viruses, Trojans, and other types of computer malware can help to protect you from any intrusion in an attachment you might receive. • Make sure the person who contacted you actually works at the listed company and is not someone who has posted a job pretending to be part of a company. Does the URL address include the name of the company? If not, who actually sent it? Call the company involved, and ask for the Human Resources Department. Some companies recommend not responding via email to any person asking for more information, but rather to call the company directly. Rarely does a company hire someone sight unseen. • Be wary of some common job scams. Avoid any company, especially a foreign company that wants to hire you as a “payment representative “or” accounts receivable clerk.” This scam indicates that you get to keep a percentage of all checks or money orders you place in a bank account for them. Do not open a bank account for a company. You will be the responsible party should any money laundering occur, or if checks bounce. This is called a “money mule scam.” Another scam is to notify you that you are one of the finalists for a job, and they need your Social Security number to do a background check. If you have not had a face-to-face interview with the company, you should be very skeptical. No one gets a job based on a resume alone.Finally, watch out for the “work-at home” scams, especially those that ask you to “forward” packages you receive to a third party. That package may contain stolen goods or illegal drugs. There is rarely need to have a private party as a “freight forwarder.” The safest ways to job search are to use local want ads, visit the unemployment office, use temp employment services, tell friends and family about your search, and network via professional groups and business acquaintances. When contacting a local company you can meet them, see the facilities, and ask acquaintances in that industry about their reputation. Consider not contacting foreign companies, especially those from Nigeria, Russia and third world countries. Should you decide to use the Internet, ITRC strongly recommends that you read the safety tips on job seeking websites and report any suspicious posting to the website concerned. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.html#ixzz0TGskhzJwFlorida Probes Eight Firms For Alleged Employment ScamsSuspected of exploiting desperate job-seekersFebruary 17, 2010 The ads make it sound easy; let the advertised firm train and place you in a new job, or set you up in a work-at-home business that will triple your income. It hardly ever works out that way, however. Now, the State of Florida has issued subpoenas to eight firms suspected of running employment or work-at-home scams. "Unemployed Floridians are particularly vulnerable to scams that falsely promise quick fixes for people who are jobless," said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. "With the unemployment rate in Florida at record highs, we need to be vigilant in our efforts against people looking to capitalize on someone else's difficulties." One of the firms receiving a subpoena is Career Services International, based in Orlando. McCollum's office is investigating allegations that the company misrepresents available services and collects fees for those services, but fails to provide them. Consumers have complained that the quality of service was not what the company had promised and indicated problems with missed deadlines, untrained employees, and lack of advertised expertise. Federal-State CrackdownThe subpoena is one of a series issued over the past several months targeting employment scams and was announced today to highlight the office's joint enforcement effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)and several other states. Seven other Florida companies have also received subpoenas investigating potential violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Allegations include misleading or deceptive marketing of work-from-home opportunities as well as job placement services and other Internet business ventures. The other firms under investigation include: • Coretech Media LLC, doing business as Netcadetpro.com and Net Money Training, located in St. Petersburg; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices related to home business opportunity kits advertised over the internet • Darling Angel Pin Creations, Inc., located in Brandon; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work at home job opportunity • GC Displays, Inc., doing business as Atlanticpacificonline.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Home Biz Ventures, LLC, doing business as Bidfuel.com and Blogtoolkit.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving internet business opportunity which offers on-line membership access to training and products to sell on auction sites • My Career Corp., Inc., located in Tampa; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Pacific Webworks, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work from home opportunities • Viable Marketing Corp., located in Seminole; Unauthorized recurring charges associated with negative option "work at home" internet business opportunity McCollum says consumers should be wary of any company offering employment positions that require little or no education but claim to pay high wages, companies that charge an up-front fee for their services or products, companies that offer "memberships" to internet-based employment opportunities, and any other opportunity that sounds too good to be true. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02 ... l#ixzz0ftMC4KaXFTC Cracks Down on Jobs Con ArtistsScams prey on Americans left jobless by the recessionBy James Limbach ConsumerAffairs.comFebruary 18, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans.The fraudsters utilize job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.As part of the law enforcement sweep, dubbed "Operation Bottom Dollar," the FTC has filed seven cases against the operators of deceptive and illegal job and moneymaking scams. In addition, the sweep includes 43 criminal actions by the Department of Justice, many involving the substantial assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.The agency also announced partnerships with the online job placement service Monster.com, the search engine Bing and the centralized network of online communities Craigslist to help job seekers recognize job scams so they can avoid being victimized. Monster, Careerbuilder, Bing and Craigslist will display FTC consumer education material to people who are using the companies' Web sites to look for jobs."Federal and state law enforcement officials will not tolerate those who take advantage of consumers in times of economic misfortune," said David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "If you falsely advertise that you will connect people with jobs or with opportunities for them to make money working from home, we will shut you down. We will give your assets to the people you scammed, and, when it's appropriate, we'll refer you to criminal authorities for prosecution."To help consumers avoid being conned by employment scams, the FTC has produced a new consumer education video in English and Spanish.Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02/jobs_scams.html#ixzz0gesTr4l6

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I may have found a connection to this. 1-8-10 I applied to a "Front Desk Receptionist" job, posted on craigslist (12-31-09 at 9:17am). It sounded like an OFFICE job. Jan.9th I got a reply from a "UM Plastics describing a different "work from home" job, not an OFFICE job. Then, on 1-11-10 at 11:50am I get a call from #954-250-0112. The scam: YOU get checks from people for items auctioned on the internet, YOU cash the checks, keep 5% commission and send the rest to the scammer. Since YOU type records & keep them in your home & email the scammer summary reports of these transactions, YOU are the "Record Keeper", by the IRS rules and are fully responsible & liable, legally. Nothing can be traced, legally to the scammer. DO NOT cash these checks. An example is given for a John R. Smith transaction. More about this scam is at www.scamwarners.com. Hopethis helps someone avoid a legal battle & messed up credit. Good Luck!

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
Has called me everyday since Monday, at about the same time during the day. No messages ever left. Curious on how they got my cell number?????

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
Called and asked for me.  Said yes and then they hung up.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
called my house asking for a connie that dont stay here and vry rude

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
rec'd missed call at 4:30pm.  Didn't leave a message.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell phone number???

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
SCAM...receive call on my cell from this number every day.  When I call their number I get a recording instructing to stop the call leave your name and phone number.  I have my name hidden on my cell.  This is a way to get you name matched to your number.  Complete jerks!!!

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How do I block their calls?  They are calling my cell phone numerous times a day.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
I also got a call about HGH before while I was sleeping, I guess that this was the number they called from.  This number tries to call me all the time and when I try to call back I get a weird busy signal.

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I answered and then the phone started dialing as if I made a call and some broad answered and I hung up.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
I am getting a boat horn and when they call again they are getting a blast on the phone.......I SAID NO THANK YOU!

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
HGH, wanted to take a health survey and try to sell me something.  Called during the middle of the day while I was at work.

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80 Report Long ago Unknown
this number is for hgh

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