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May 17, 2015


Neal Skorka

I would have been so steaming mad! Wow! That’s why I never answer my phone unless it comes up with a name that I know. Everyone else can go pound sand.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Oh, yes, Neal,
I was indeed steamed, could not retrieve the number he called from from my phone (i answered with headset on, didn't have the number in front of me, lesson learned). After reading the Marketwatch post, realized it would have been futile, maybe even counter productive to call back... so what's a blogger to do? Write about it! And give advice how to deal with Rachel.
Go pound sand would be the most charitable thing I could have said to her!

Diana C. D.

Just re-registered after reading this! Ha ha, what a conversation.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Glad the story gave you the heads up to re-register for Do Not Call, that was part of the reason I wrote the post.

Bill Pignato

Hi Paul

That was unbelievable.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

You can't make stuff like this up, can you.I filed a complaint with the FCC today, included a link to the blog post.

Joanne Yeomans

Hysterical...if it were not true!!! Just last week, I had the same experience with this same type of credit card call . I, too, decided to end this nonsense and pressed 1 to speak with a human and requested to have my number removed from their list. Before I even finished my request, the "human" slammed down the receiver. I guess I was fortunate I didn't get Rachel of the F-bombs!!! I then re-registered with Do Not Call site but I think the lull of no more calls is very temporary!

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Hi Joanne
More information about "Rachel" and copycats.This ABC News 2015 story ends with " ...So report them! Robocalls are now illegal without your written consent and the same is true with political robocalls to your cell phones. As these payments prove, the FTC does investigate them."
Glad you re registered, i also recommend you report the call. It's not a total guarantee to rid yourself of copycats but it is a way to keep the heat on these bad actors. Thanks for weighing in!
Here's the link to report these calls

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