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Old 06-04-2011, 10:30 AM   #16
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Aaaaaah! That was fun. I got another call from them this morning and kept the guy on the phone for 2 or 3 minutes asking stupid questions. Then, when he was talking, I hung up on HIM.

Their requirements: you must owe more than $4,500 on your credit card and be paying at least 14.99% interest.

I suppose they were going to offer a much better interest rate... say, 14.98%.
I guess they are so persistant, in part, because of what I read yesterday
"Using government debt data and census data, IndexCreditCards.com has determined that the average American adult is carrying $3,752 in revolving debt (mainly credit card debt) and the average American household is carrying $7,394 in such debt.
That is unbelievable sad!

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Due to my mistake, We started getting a different call
We recently went car shopping and at one dealership the salesman asked us if we would be interested in entering a drawing to win $5,000.
I asked him what was required and he stated there were no catches and Two people had already won
Before giving my contact information I told him I would enter if my identity was not given--traded or sold. He said that we would be asked to appear on TV to accept the money and our name would be spoken. He assured us about privacy.
Funny thing that when we got home we received a call from 800 Services 866-796-6131
It was another hang up call and I did as serch and found out it was a marketing servey for people who were car shopping
I got THREE calls within 5 hours

As I stated That was my fault---Never again--Oh yes --I called the dealership and they denied any association
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If you buy a Dell computer on line, expect to get phone calls. Dell sells your personal info to other companies.
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I wish they had a "Do Not Mail" list. I get 10-15 pieces of mail a day and most of it is junk. Since some of it are unsolicited things like credit card offers, I can't just toss the stuff.

The calls can be annoying, but I can ignore, mess with them, or tell them to go away. The mail keeps on coming...
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I wish they had a "Do Not Mail" list. I get 10-15 pieces of mail a day and most of it is junk. Since some of it are unsolicited things like credit card offers, I can't just toss the stuff.

The calls can be annoying, but I can ignore, mess with them, or tell them to go away. The mail keeps on coming...

There is:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/cons...ts/alt063.shtm

I started the opt out process, but when they asked for personal info, my spidey sense started tingling and I punted. I prolly should have continued with it.
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There is:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/cons...ts/alt063.shtm

I started the opt out process, but when they asked for personal info, my spidey sense started tingling and I punted. I prolly should have continued with it.
If I remember correctly---they wanted my SS number WHY????? Way too much personal information for me to give.
The thing about junk mail is that I SHRED, or at least destroy, my name and address. That is wasted time.
I even get junk mail addressed to my kids that have never lived at this address
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I keep getting magazines in the name of someone that I don't know. They aren't listed in the phone book or on Zabasearch. Not cheap mags either. The latest are
"Rolling Stone" and "ESPN" Can't understand how someone would order them and list the wrong address. They are to a woman with my last name at my address. I've lived at this address for 19 years.
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I keep getting magazines in the name of someone that I don't know. They aren't listed in the phone book or on Zabasearch. Not cheap mags either. The latest are
"Rolling Stone" and "ESPN" Can't understand how someone would order them and list the wrong address. They are to a woman with my last name at my address. I've lived at this address for 19 years.
....and I bet THEY keep getting angry calls from Ms. Baker bytching about not getting her Rolling Stone and ESPN mags!

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....and I bet THEY keep getting angry calls from Ms. Baker bytching about not getting her Rolling Stone and ESPN mags!

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I'd gladly give them up, if I could find her. I know the woman who lived here for the 17 years before we bought it. She doesn't know this woman either. So this "Baker" hasn't lived here in the past 35 years. ????????????
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After five years at our current address we still get mail for the former homeowner. Our five-days-a-week mailman doesn't put them in our box anymore. But his sub still does. What's disturbing is that it's not just junk mail - bills and etc. She's clearly just never changed her address.
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I wish they had a "Do Not Mail" list. I get 10-15 pieces of mail a day and most of it is junk. Since some of it are unsolicited things like credit card offers, I can't just toss the stuff.

The calls can be annoying, but I can ignore, mess with them, or tell them to go away. The mail keeps on coming...
I used to get a lot of credit card offers in the mail. I called all of them and asked to have my name and address removed from their lists. After a few weeks it tapered off and now I don't get them anymore.
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I think that we should all put "return to sender" on all junk mail.
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I think that we should all put "return to sender" on all junk mail.
If I receive several junk mails from the same source, and they include a SASE, I send the entire contents, plus some cardboard--for weight--- back to them. It's best to seal and secure with tape--It's Fat I am sure they have to pay additional postage because they never send another

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