Two words: fuck you.
This is the scam that has been going on for the past couple of years. The call saying they’re from “cardmember services” and that “there’s no problem,” offering to lower interest rates.
This is, I have to emphasize, a scam. They get you to give them money to save somewhere else. They take your money and run.
I got a call from them today. Oddly, they spoofed my number so it looked like I was calling myself. Fuckers.
Apparently the FTC lawsuit mentioned above didn’t work.
I pressed the appropriate number to talk to an agent.
“Please put me on your do not call list,” I told the rep on the other end.
He stayed on the line.
I repeated it a number of times.
He was just silent.
This happened at around 11:11 AM today. (Part of the reason for this post is contemporaneous documentation)
I asked to be put on the “do not call” list. This parts starts invoking laws.
Next time I think I might file something in small-claims court. I think I might be able to get a default judgement for a few hundred dollars.
These bastards deserve it.