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Telemarketer Harassing Resident With 100 Hang-Up Calls Per Week

The Palos Verdes Estates household has received upwards of 100 calls per week.

FILE PHOTO: Telephone. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.
FILE PHOTO: Telephone. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.
A telemarketer may be annoying a Palos Verdes Estates household with multiple phone calls per day because one resident "got mad," according to a representative of the PVE Police Department.

The company claiming to be "Card Services" has called this resident eight times per day or more—and occasionally more than 100 times per week, according to Community Relations Officer Marcelle McCullough. "Often they call and then hang up as the resident says, 'Hello.'

"The residents believe (the telemarketers) are doing this because a few months ago, the resident got mad and told them what (he) thought about it," McCullough said. "The caller hung up on them!"

The number from which the company is calling is 715-375-0740, according to police.

The residents have signed up for the federal Do Not Call list and have contacted the Federal Trade Commission; however, it hasn't helped, McCullough said.

For others who have received annoying phone calls, McCullough advises contacting the Better Business Bureau or changing their telephone number.

margaret Anderson November 15, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Changing your phone number will not help. All our numbers are sold to the highest bidder. I am on the "do not call list" and I still get 10-15 telemarketer calls per day. Their latest ploy is to let it ring all the way to when your answering machine clicks on then hang up. This causes a loud busy signal to start up after they disconnect and keeps beeping for about 2-3 seconds everytime. These people are out of control. I had a local telemarketer call me after I signed up for do not call. I told him that is why I am on that list and his response was, "Did you a lot of good, huh?". This was the local firefighters. I responded with "The same as this call did you". Then hung up.
Michele Rasmussen November 15, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Some... some of those calls are actual bill collectors.
Edgar November 19, 2013 at 09:09 AM
I've signed up for the no call list also, it's like everything else in Wash. DC ....nothing works there so just give up on that angle. To bad we couldn't get a website like Obammmmy's Healthcare sign up for the Robo's..it wouldn't work...We get 5 tp 7 a day now, we just let the voice mail do it's job, then they hang up before the message is completed. Again let us all thank our Great Government in DC for their fine job, they can spy and listen to all of our phone calls, but they can't trace down and shut off a robocaller......
Cigar Guy November 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM
I am a telemarketer. I use to be homeless and watch all of you go by not caring one bit about my strife telling me to get a job calling me a bum :) . I got a job now ! I wake u up on the weekends call you when your making love to your spouses and even bother you when your driving or eating !!!! muahahaha! I will never stop !
Cigar Guy November 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM
besides we don't have to compete with illegals cause they cant speak the english ! :)

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