By JLP | December 16, 2008
The phone rings. I pick it up and hear the following recorded message that goes something like this (I’m going from memory):
“Hello. This is Rachel from cardholder services. There are no problems currently with your credit card account but it’s important that you act fast in order to reduce your interest rates.”
And then she goes on to say, “Please consider this your final notice. Press 1 to talk to a representative about lowering your interest rates or press 2 to receive no further calls.”
I would LOVE for it to be my final notice but it never is!
I have pressed 2 like 50 million times and I KEEP GETTING THE FREAKIN’ CALLS! I have also pressed one and gotten a rep on the phone and as soon as I mention I want to be taken off their list the woman abruptly hangs up on me!!!!! Talk about frustrating!
I have no credit card debt so they’re wasting their time with me. I’m not a potential customer. It would be to their benefit to take me off their stinkin’ list.
Does anyone know the company behind these calls? What they are doing is illegal but I can’t figure out a way to get to them. I don’t have caller ID and I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t do any good because I’m sure they hide the number.
Do you guys (and gals) get these calls? Surely I’m not the only one!
I think from now on I’m going to press 1 to get to an operator and act all excited about their program and just TOTALLY WASTE THEIR TIME! You know, drag it on for several minutes. The problem with this strategy is that while I’m wasting their time, I’m also wasting mine…