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Telemarketers, Scams, and Annoying Phone Calls

For the last couple weeks I have been getting called by someone/some company who claims to be “Cardmember Services” They start with a little pre-recorded spiel about being my final notice (Yeah right! I only wish it was my final notice.) to lower my credit card interest rates. The messages goes on to say “Press 1 to speak to an agent.”

The first time they called, I pressed 1 and when they came on I asked to be removed from their calling list as I am on the National Do Not Call registry. They promptly hung up the line. I then tried calling them back on the number they called on and the line reported that it was no longer in service. “Great!” I thought, these losers don’t want to be called back.

I left it alone and sure enough the next day at a different time, I get a call again, only this time the number was a different number on the caller ID. So I did the routine again and pressed 1. I led them on for a bit about being interested in their service and when they got suspicious of my schemes (when I asked them who they were with) they just hung up.

Sure enough, the next day I get another call, it is the same thing. This time, I was able to get a little more out of them… all the way to the point where they wanted a credit card number to verify I had the debt.  After trying to get more information from her and stalling on giving any credit card information, she hung up.

I did some research on these numbers that have called and came up with the following information:

First number that called was 865-292-0385:

tnID Database Record For 865-292-0385
Current Telephone Company: Current Provider
Original Telephone Company: Brooks Fiber Communications – Tennessee
Brooks Fiber Communications (865) 291-5000
620 Market St Ste 600, Knoxville, TN 37902

Original Telephone Company Type: Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)
Estimated City: Knoxville
Estimated Region: Tennessee
Estimated Postal Code: 37917
Equipment Location Code: KNVLTNIIDS0
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One of the other numbers that called: 201-942-2887

tnID Database Record For 201-942-2887

Caller ID: Caller ID
Current Telephone Company: Current Provider
Original Telephone Company: Mcimetro Ats Inc.
Original Telephone Company Type: Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)
Estimated City: Jersey City
Estimated Region: New Jersey
Estimated Postal Code: 07304
Equipment Location Code: NBWKNJ17DS1

Possible contact information for MCIMETRO, ATS, INC

MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC
Godfrey Chisanga, 2400 N. Glenville Dr., Richardson TX 75082, 972-729-5103

MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC
Laura Dalton, 500 Summit Lake Dr. 4th Floor, Valhalla NY 10595, 914-741-6083

MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC
Godfrey Chisanga, 2400 N. Glenville Dr., Richardson TX 74082, 972-729-5103

MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC
Laura Dalton, 500 Summit Lake Dr. 4th Floor, Valhalla NY 10595, 914-471-6083

201-942-2887, Jersey City, United States

Information: Warning: This caller is most probably a spam caller – Spam Score: 100%
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I have filed a complaint three times with the FCC at https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/form1088.action?form_type=1088G

Feel free to comment with any success stories in defeating these scammers or tricks you have used, funny stories, etc. I Feel if I can at least waste ten minutes of their time I have accomplished something. What do you think?

Additional Number to add to the list that has called:

tnID Database Record For 512-501-3637

Current Telephone Company: Current Provider
Original Telephone Company: Brooks Fiber Communications – Texas
Original Telephone Company Type: Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)
Estimated City: Austin
Estimated Region: Texas
Estimated Postal Code: 78757
Equipment Location Code: AUSTTXGRXXZ

New number as of 02/15/2016: 650-490-3991

(CA) number – looks like it is another scam trying to lower my interest on credit card debt (that I don’t have)  they called two different phone numbers of mine within 2 minutes.  Looking online, I wasn’t the only one, seems they have upped their efforts to annoy us.

Call your phone company, your attorney general, file a report with the FCC until these bastards go away.  Getting sick and tired of the robo calls to my cell phones already!

List of scam numbers from some of the comments and above (updated June 30th, 2016):

201-942-2887
212-659-6471
214-414-2855
216-654-1100
253-561-8009
281-378-8294 – Tomball, TX – general scammer
301-298-8055
303-214-6465
303-293-2727
303-578-5593
304-500-9153
312-967-5838 – Chicago, IL – unknown
317-456-5646
401-379-2070 – North Kingstown, RI – Julie with reward redemption
403-383-6076
405-506-7090
407-392-3318
415-363-5695
503-303-2010
503-716-9594
512-501-3637
516-962-4469
518-531-3542 – unknown – not in service
518-532-4265 – called twice in two days – unknown – not in service
518-936-4166 – unknown – not in service
518-788-9156
605-553-9652
650-490-3991 – scam – lowering cc interest rate
661-316-0270
703-586-9634
707-536-0797
719-309-0997 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
719-343-7084 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
719-343-7092 – Denver, CO – free cruise scam
719-343-7112 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
720-370-7546 – Denver, CO – unknown
720-370-8174 – Denver, CO – unknown
720-370-8782 – Denver, CO – unknown – not in service
720-386-1854 – scam – trying to sell car warranty
720-499-0873 – Aurora, CO – scam, Julie with reward redemption
720-619-9006
720-623-0263 – scam – trying to sell car warranty
720-924-2772 – Bailey, CO – Michael – warranty scam
732-290-9983
773-816-5939 – Chicago, IL – Julie with reward redemption
860-281-4585
865-292-0385
901-290-6485
908-355-9969
937-401-3613
954-601-2600

(updated 10/16/2016)

720-749-1746 – scam business collecting addresses and personal information
803-219-2019 – Julie with reward redemption – scam
832-210-9014 – Scammer
720-504-1552 – American Disabled Veterans Foundation scam

Unverified numbers from the comments
201-620-9939
478-333-4168
478-333-4280
503-303-2010
540-402-5990
646-216-7521
661-316-0270
714 869 2286
770-629-1657
814-817-4154
863-874-3103
972-468-1027

If for some reason someone recognizes any of these numbers as a friend or their own, please don’t hesitate to ask me to remove it – I would hate to unknowingly broadcast a legitimate number on here.

As always, please keep filing complaints with the FCC for every number that calls, I think bombarding them with complaints will bring this issue more to the forefront.  Thank all of you for your input and keep the numbers coming – I’ll add them as I have time.

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If you want to look up information yourself, here is a link that works as of June 30th, 2016.  You can use the green form at the bottom of the page to put a 9 or 10 digit number and it will give you the information I have posted below.

http://www.alcazarnetworks.com/data_services_lnp_lrn.php

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Here is information on each of those numbers (press ctrl+f and search on this page to find it easier).

In the U.S., a Location Routing Number (LRN) is a 10-digit number in a database called a Service Control Point (SCP) that identifies a switching port for a local telephone exchange. LRN is a technique for providing Local Number Portability (LNP). (Wikipedia)

12019422887 LRN: 12018752999 OCN: 142D LATA: 224 CITY: NEWARK STATE: NJ JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: BROADVOX-CLEC, LLC – NJ LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: TRUE

12126596471 LRN: 15164530000 OCN: 155E LATA: 132 CITY: MANHASSET STATE: NY JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF NEW YORK, LLC – NY LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

12144142855 LRN: 12144142855 OCN: 7229 LATA: 552 CITY: DALLAS STATE: TX JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

2166541100 LRN: 12166541100 OCN: 7443 LATA: 320 CITY: CLEVELAND STATE: OH JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCI WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – OH LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

2535618009 LRN: 14255026199 OCN: 6121 LATA: 674 CITY: BELLEVUE STATE: WA JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – WA LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

2813788294 – Tomball, TX – general scammer LRN: 18329141999 OCN: 997G LATA: 560 CITY: HOUSTON STATE: TX JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: LOCAL ACCESS LLC – TX LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

3012988055 LRN: 12407133333 OCN: 568G LATA: 236 CITY: LAUREL STATE: MD JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF MARYLAND, LLC LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

3032146465 LRN: 13032146465 OCN: 7229 LATA: 656 CITY: DENVER STATE: CO
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

3032932727 LRN: 17204520000 OCN: 278F LATA: 656 CITY: DENVER STATE: CO JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF COLORADO, LLC – CO LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: TRUE

3035785593 LRN: 13033300999 OCN: 273F LATA: 656 CITY: DENVER STATE: CO JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: ONVOY, LLC – CO LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

3045009153 LRN: 13045009153 OCN: 7229 LATA: 240 CITY: BERKELEY SPRINGS STATE: WV JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

3174565646 LRN: 13176169999 OCN: 7440 LATA: 336 CITY: INDIANAPOLIS STATE: IN
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCI WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – IN
LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

4013792070 – North Kingstown, RI – Julie with reward redemption LRN: 14013470993 OCN: 977E LATA: 130 CITY: PROVIDENCE STATE: RI JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: NEUTRAL TANDEM-RHODE ISLAND, LLC – RI LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

4033836076 LRN: 14033836076 OCN: 5643 LATA: 884 CITY: CALGARY STATE: AB JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: Fido Solutions Inc. LINETYPE: WIRELESS DNC: FALSE

4055067090 LRN: 14055067090 OCN: 7258 LATA: 536 CITY: OKLAHOMA CITY STATE: OK JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: BROOKS FIBER COMMUNICATIONS OF OKLAHOMA, INC. – OK LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

4073923318 LRN: 13213549999 OCN: 7448 LATA: 458 CITY: ORLANDO STATE: FL JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCI WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – FL LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

4153635695 LRN: 14153630000 OCN: 373F LATA: 722 CITY: SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF CALIFORNIA, LLC – CA LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: TRUE

5033032010 LRN: 15033032010 OCN: 7229 LATA: 672 CITY: PORTLAND STATE: OR JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

5037169594 LRN: 15037169594 OCN: 7229 LATA: 672 CITY: PORTLAND STATE: OR JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

5125013637 LRN: 15126470109 OCN: 7715 LATA: 558 CITY: AUSTIN STATE: TX JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: TNCI-OP-CO – TX LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: TRUE

5169624469 LRN: 16467416887 OCN: 997E LATA: 132 CITY: NEW YORK
STATE: NY JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC – NY
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

5185313542 – unknown – not in service 5185324265 – called twice in two days – unknown – not in service 5189364166 – unknown – not in service LRN: 15187086199 OCN: 4006 LATA: 134 CITY: ALBANY STATE: NY JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – NY LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE DNC: TRUE  (5189364166)

5187889156 LRN: 15187300000 OCN: 155E LATA: 134 CITY: ALBANY STATE: NY JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF NEW YORK, LLC – NY LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

6055539652 LRN: 16055539652 OCN: 7229 LATA: 640 CITY: SIOUX FALLS STATE: SD JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES  LLC LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: TRUE

6504903991 – scam – lowering cc interest rate 7075360797 LRN: 14159686199 OCN: 8826 LATA: 722 CITY: MILL VALLEY STATE: CA JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – CA LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

6613160270 LRN: 16613160270 OCN: 7128 LATA: 734 CITY: BAKERSFIELD STATE: CA JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: BROOKS FIBER COMMUNICATIONS OF CALIFORNIA – CA LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

7035869634 LRN: 17035869634 OCN: 7229 LATA: 236 CITY: WOODBRIDGE STATE: VA JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

7193090997 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas LRN: 17194650993 OCN: 026D LATA: 658 CITY: COLORADO SPRINGS STATE: CO JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: NEUTRAL  TANDEM-COLORADO, LLC – CO LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

7193437084 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas 7193437092 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas 7193437112 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas LRN: 17193060999 OCN: 273F LATA: 658 CITY: COLORADO SPRINGS STATE: CO JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: ONVOY, LLC – CO LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

7203707546 – Denver, CO – unknown 7203708174 – Denver, CO – unknown 7203708782 – Denver, CO – unknown – not in service 7203861854 – scam – trying to sell car warranty
7209242772 – Bailey, CO – Michael – warranty scam LRN: 17206630000 OCN: 078F LATA: 656 CITY: DENVER STATE: CO JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC – CO LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

7204990873 – Aurora, CO – scam, Julie with reward redemption LRN: 13039930993 OCN: 026D LATA: 656 CITY: DENVER STATE: CO JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: NEUTRAL TANDEM-COLORADO, LLC – CO LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

7206230263 – scam – trying to sell car warranty LRN: 17206231998 OCN: 026D LATA: 656 CITY: DENVER STATE: CO JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: NEUTRAL TANDEM-COLORADO, LLC – CO LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

7322909983 LRN: 17322909983 OCN: 9206 LATA: 224 CITY: MATAWAN STATE: NJ JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: VERIZON NEW JERSEY, INC. LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

7738165939 – Chicago, IL – Julie with reward redemption LRN: 13129249999 OCN: 4717 LATA: 358 CITY: CHICAGO STATE: IL JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: PAETEC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – IL LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

8602814585 LRN: 18604900000 OCN: 6388 LATA: 920 CITY: HARTFORD STATE: CT JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS – CT LINETYPE: WIRELESS DNC: TRUE

8652920385 LRN: 18652920385 OCN: 7278 LATA: 474 CITY: KNOXVILLE STATE: TN JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: BROOKS FIBER COMMUNICATIONS OF TENNESSEE, INC.- TN LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: TRUE

9012906485 LRN: 16629856199 OCN: 5178 LATA: 468 CITY: SOUTHAVEN STATE: MS JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – MS LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

9083559969 LRN: 19083559969 OCN: 9206 LATA: 224 CITY: ELIZABETH STATE: NJ JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: VERIZON NEW JERSEY, INC. LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: TRUE

9374013613 LRN: 19374013613 OCN: 7836 LATA: 328 CITY: DAYTON STATE: OH JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: INTERMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS INC. – OH LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: FALSE

9546012600 LRN: 19542370997 OCN: 8660 LATA: 460 CITY: HOLLYWOOD STATE: FL JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE LEC: NUVOX COMMUNICATIONS LINETYPE: LANDLINE DNC: TRUE

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63 responses to “Telemarketers, Scams, and Annoying Phone Calls

  1. Angie Bohn May 25, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    JUST DO AS I DO, COME ON HERE AND SEE WHO THEY ARE. AFTER THAT ADD THAT NUMBER TO YOUR PHONE DIRECTORY UNDER BLOCK. THEN GO AND BLOCK THAT NUMBER IN YOUR PHONE. NO MORE CALLS

  2. wtfffcom May 24, 2017 at 12:48 am

    MC Access Services has been calling me at least three times a year for Seven. Years. Since day one, every time, they insist that I’m “Monica” and owe them money. Ive tried to tell them that I am not Monica, i dont know one, and don’t owe any money to anyone, but they don’t listen and keep calling. Three times a year. Annoyingly. And if i dont pick up their call one day, theyll call every ten minutes until I pick up the phone and end the call. I hope MCATS burnes in a horrible hell fire so I never have to hear from them again. For god sakes, theyve been calling since I was 12, you’d think if they heard a 12 year olds voice saying its their phone and they have the wrong number theyd back off. Idk what more they want..

  3. wildeyes1 April 27, 2017 at 10:37 am

    So, I’ve been being called by them but don’t answer it. It says it’s a transmission service that it’s actually a land-line in Fair Oaks, CA 95628″ using phone number : 916-526-0536 MClmetro transmission

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