My fellow ATS'ers, I don't know what to do. I have been receiving an insane ammount of phone calls from the same number. The experience goes
something like this:
I recieved approximately 7 or 8 calls from the same number and when I answered, no one would be on the line, just silence. Eventually on about the
10th call, to my surprise there was someone on the line. It was very loud in the background, I assume it was the noise of a small but busy call
center. The gal on the phone asked for "Kiesha", well she said, "Is Kiesha there?". Instead of answering her question, I asked her who she was,
and who she represented. She said "RPS". I was at the computer when she called and immediatly googled "RPS" with no real success. I told her that
that was no Kiesha at this number and that I am very upset about the high volume of calls i received from this number, she hung up on me in mid
I thought well maybe that will be the end of this nonsense....Nope. I continued recieving calls. So I googled the phone number. And my google search
immediatly provided numerous search results for sites and forums with people explaining the exact same experience. Here's a link to a disscussion
board of dozens and dozens of people who have received an insane ammount of calls from the same number:
So while reading that forum someone mentions that when they called him, the lady asked: "You've reached the gift shop, did you get a call?" or
something to that affect.
So then I get yet another call! This time, intead of a typical "Hello", I answered the phone by saying, "You've reached the gift shop, did you get
a call?" There was a brief moment of awkward silence, then the lady said "Uh...I think I mis-dialed" and hung up.
The main reason I am posting this here on ATS is because I beleive this is a scam, if not a conspiracy. On the numerous discussion boards, everyone
explains their experience, but not really anyone knows what to do about it. One guy posted a link to place a complaint with the FTC, however another
poster said he placed a complaint and is still continuing to get the calls.
Very little information is turning up about who is actually responsible.
Here's what I know:
The number calling me is: (770)293-0151
(770) is a Georgia, US area code
the gal mentioned RPS Publications???
the forums mention a Visa Sweepstakes (most likely a scam)
I've only had my phone about 3 weeks, Service Provider is Cricket
Other posters on the forums mention having Verizon as a carrier
I also received a call from a second number in the same area code and I don't know anyone in Georgia
If anything, atleast I have alerted others to a potential scam. But I am hoping for my fellow ATS'ers help with this one. Is this illegal?" What can
be done about it? Can you really place a complaint to the FTC using no info other than a phone number? Has anyone else on ATS heard of this or
Oh and by the way, I am currently not on any "Do Not Call" list, but I have asked them to stop calling every time they are actually on the line. But
many posters on the forum mentioned being on the Do Not Call lists and getting the calls anyway.