October 11th, 2006 04:57 PM
company getting cell phone number
I'm not sure if this is the correct forum or not so sorry if it isn't. I recieved a call on my cell phone today from Capital one credit services. We have put our cell phones on the national no call list for cellular numbers, and we never gave out our cell number to them. I informed them of this, and told them we never gave them this number.. My question is does anyone know how they could've gotten my number? When I asked them how they got my number, they would not anser me. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanx:
October 11th, 2006 05:10 PM
The first thing coming to my mind is that your cellular service provider sells it's customer list to marketing companies.
My 2 cents
October 11th, 2006 05:12 PM
Did they know your name???
If not it could just be a random generated number....kinda like a password generator...only phone numbers??
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October 11th, 2006 06:59 PM
morganlefay has the right of it. Most of the time these companies just call huge blocks of numbers... they don't "get" them from anywhere, they just generate them.
My understanding is that they are supposed to cross check those blocks with the no call lists, but it seems that most of them don't. There isn't anything you can do other than inform them to remove you from their call list.
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October 12th, 2006 12:18 AM
yes, they knew my wifes name.
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October 12th, 2006 01:05 AM
Actually, you can file a complaint here . There are substantial fines for calling someone on the Do Not Call list.
Originally posted here by Lv4
There isn't anything you can do other than inform them to remove you from their call list.
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