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Ridgewood Police Department: Phone Scam unsolicited calls from credit card companies

Ridgewood Police Department: Phone Scam unsolicited calls from credit card companies
November 4
Phone Scam

The Ridgewood police Department would like to warn residents of the ongoing issue of unsolicited calls from credit card companies offering to lower your rates or offer other services. If you receive one of these calls you should hang up and call your credit card company using the phone number on your credit card to confirm that it was your company calling. We are also getting numerous reports of other phone and email scams they may ask for personal information or advising that a loved one is in danger or jail. Always contact the person that is supposed to be in danger or jail and do not send any types of payment. Please follow the following personal information tips that are recommended.
• Don’t give out your credit card information. Once a scammer has your data, they can charge your credit card for their own purchases or sell the information to other scammers.
• Don’t share other personal financial or sensitive information like your bank account or Social Security numbers. Scam artists often ask for this information during an unsolicited sales pitch, and then use it to commit other frauds against you.
• Be skeptical of any unsolicited sales calls that are prerecorded, especially if your phone number is on the National Do Not Call Registry. You shouldn’t get recorded sales pitches unless you have specifically agreed to accept such calls, with a few exceptions.
If you think you’ve experienced a credit card interest rate reduction scam, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).:

8 thoughts on “Ridgewood Police Department: Phone Scam unsolicited calls from credit card companies

  1. does not work. I just block the numbers.

    They call a few times a week. I block them, eventually they start calling with a new number. How do they make any money to continue?

  2. You will never get the same number calling you twice, so blocking is useless. They use random number generators to fool your phone into thinking that’s where the call originated from. They also do not originate from the USA, so doing anything with Donotcall is also useless. Basically, you have no recourse. Just hang-up as soon as you hear that familiar pitch. Until the Govt or phone companies figure out a way of blocking these kinds of calls, you will continue to get them.

  3. “Rachel” from card services is at it again?

  4. Caller ID and just answer the people you know, works for me. Otherwise let the answering machine get it.

  5. Rachel is stalking me

  6. Theres a new girl that took Rachel’s place I hung up on her too!
    The latest is the ‘we saw you on our jobsite’. Some BS website for career hunters or something. if anyone didn’t hang up (as I did) and has the site name, ill traceroute it for you and do the whois and post the ownership for you to include on your complaints to the fcc.

  7. I would do that #4 but then again I don’t want to miss our Mayors robo calls

  8. Reminds me of “Rachel” from Card Services. She used to call a lot, several times in a day. There was no way to ask her to stop because she’s automated. There was only recorded message. I had to call the telephone company and got her phone number blocked. I also reported her phone number to for phone call harassment. Terrible scammer!

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