company getting cell phone number
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: company getting cell phone number

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2

    Question 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:
    Mike

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    968
    The first thing coming to my mind is that your cellular service provider sells it's customer list to marketing companies.

    My 2 cents

  3. #3
    AOs Resident Troll
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    3,152
    Did they know your name???

    If not it could just be a random generated number....kinda like a password generator...only phone numbers??

    MLF
    How people treat you is their karma- how you react is yours-Wayne Dyer

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    372
    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.

    Give a man a match and he will be warm for a while, light him on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2
    yes, they knew my wifes name.
    KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    21
    Originally posted here by Lv4
    There isn't anything you can do other than inform them to remove you from their call list.
    Actually, you can file a complaint here . There are substantial fines for calling someone on the Do Not Call list.
    Information wants to be a fireman when it grows up.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides