Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 2001.While 6317731002 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number (631) 773-1002 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
Caller type: Telemarketer
Nothing that you do will stop them from calling you. The major players behind this have made millions of dollars, which means that they are too big to fail.
One of the major players specializes in aiding the rich with tax evasion and shell corporations set up in Belize. You can bet that the well to do in this country are not getting lower your credit card interest rate calls and due to that fact our government just considers a few phone calls a minor annoyance.
The FCC has temporarily halted 5 of the minor unprofitable boiler rooms. They will receive a slap on the wrist and be back at it within a few days.
In the meantime the calls will continue since the major money is being made with what is called a CNAM revenue-sharing program through companies like http://www.telephonemanagement.net
In their own words: 'Every day your company makes thousands of outbound phone calls. Every one of those calls generates revenue for many companies, why not yours? Our CNAM revenue-sharing program helps you make money every time a Caller ID request is made by a phone carrier. A high-traffic call center can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars a day to phone carriers by allowing them to charge for access to your own data.'
You can now see why the criminals keep calling even though they know you won't fall for their scam. If someone does make the mistake of answering the phone and falling for their con then it is just icing on the cake for them. These people are the lowest form of filth on this planet. The only way to stop this is to contact the FBI and ask why this crime family is allowed to operate and facilitate the ongoing criminal operations. This is one of the reasons that the RICO act was put in place, so why aren't they using it. Is this because this isn't a high profile, news worthy operation or is the FBI too understaffed and busy with Homeland Security issues. Maybe if we were rich they would take this seriously, but then if we were rich we would be using that criminal organizations services and protecting them instead of trying to shut them down.
There is a blog site that has information on one of these operations: http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com
Caller type: Telemarketer
What To Do When You Get an Illegal Robocall; http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/robocalls
1. Hang Up. Do not press 1 or any other numbers to get off the list.
2. Consider blocking the number
3. Report it at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints
4. Report it at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
5. People should continually file complaints with their Attorney Generals office.
Register your phone numbers online at http://www.donotcall.gov or call (888) 382-1222 (must call from # you want removed).
The criminals behind this operation aren't going to pay attention to you asking to be removed from their list. Their calls cost them nothing and they can make thousands of them a day so they have no intention of ever removing someone. When you press a key to talk to them all that is accomplished is to verify that they have a working number. So what is their reason to continue calling even though they know you won't fall for their scam?
It's called the CNAM revenue-sharing program. Here is the explanation direct from the website of one of these operations. http://www.telephonemanagement.net
'Every day your company makes thousands of outbound phone calls. Every one of those calls generates revenue for many companies, why not yours? Our CNAM revenue-sharing program helps you make money every time a Caller ID request is made by a phone carrier. A high-traffic call center can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars a day to phone carriers by allowing them to charge for access to your own data.'
You can now see why the criminals keep calling even though they know you won't fall for their scam. If someone does make the mistake of answering the phone and falling for their con then it is just icing on the cake for them. These people are the lowest form of filth on this planet.
Write your Congressmen and Senators. We need CRIMINAL penalties against the companies that are profiting from these calls. Follow the money, slap them in prison, no one left to outsource to overseas boiler rooms, problem solved. The government needs to go after them using the RICO act. That will be the only effective means of dealing with this.
Here is an excellent blog site that I found that explains how one company is getting away with this activity.
Caller name: Card Services
Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster
This company calls almost every day, claiming we have credit card debt and that we need to take action when we really don't have any debt at all. I tried pressing 1 to speak to a representative and told them not to call, but they just hung up.
Caller name: Card Member Svcs
Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster
Calls every day, morning, noon and night. They use to call using a different number, I blocked that one...now they call using the one listed above. These folks have no morals or values...I would love to see those responsible get caught and for punishment have to listen to a ringing phone 24/7 and then have to answer it 24/7, for about a year. They would scream cruel and unusual punishment...which is what they are doing to me!
Caller name: CARD MEMBER SERVICES
Caller type: Unknown
FAKE OR REAL CREDIT consolidation services, when they want your credit card numbers it's a phishing expedition . They're website confirms that CARD MEMBER SERVICES are in Wilmington Delaware but the exchange on the caller ID is NY. I hate these scammers. If they get the right old senile victim then they hit pay dirt, know they will get away with it, and they don't care if the person is a real great human or not. It is a dog eat dog world to these people. Can you imagine how warped or desperate you have become when your daydreams consist of contrived scams to steal from elderly strangers. If they would just ask for help or maybe they have and have run out of options or maybe they are just vultures whose nature is to feed off the dead and dying. Or more likely, these desperate jerks may just deserve whatever pain they receive. One badly intended person can reek crazy destruction into the environment......