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Q: strange call ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: strange call
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: futurebird-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 13 Dec 2002 11:14 PST
Expires: 12 Jan 2003 11:14 PST
Question ID: 124265
I live in new york and I keep getting a call from 859 283 3673 when I
pick up the phone my "call blocker" (which disconnects automatically
dialed numbers) kills the call. The thing is most calling centers
notic this and stop calling but these people just call more. If I dial
the number it seem sto be a fax machine or something.. I've searched
for it online and only found that it's from Ohio... who is calling me,
how do I get them to stop? they call a few times each day.

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 13 Dec 2002 12:17 PST
What local phone service is acting as your provider?

Subject: Re: strange call
Answered By: gwagner-ga on 13 Dec 2002 13:48 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi Futurebird,
I think I tracked it down for you. I just called the number and
reached "City Cards". Strangely enough, I couldn't find any info
online about that bank, if it is one, but according to the recorded
message I got, they issue City, Visa, Master or Universal Cards and
gave me two different 1-800 numbers to call: 1-800-388-2200 for City,
Visa, Master and 1-800-423-1423 for Universal. I called both of them.
In the first case, I immediately got to speak with an account
representative and in the second case I first dialed "0" to speak to
one. Both then asked me for my account number. I said I didn't have
one but asked how it was possible to have me removed from their
calling list. Then they asked for my phone number and told me I
wouldn't receive any more calls from them.
So what I'd suggest to you is to call both these 1-800 numbers, give
them your phone number and ask them to remove you from any of their
calling lists. I hope that does the trick.
Please let me know if I can be of any other help.
Good luck,
futurebird-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: strange call
From: brightshadow-ga on 30 Apr 2004 21:18 PDT
Okay. I found this by searching for the number after getting a call
asking me to call them back about a personal business matter.

After reading the comment here, I went ahead and called them back, but
shortly after they closed.

It's *CITICARDS*, as in Citibank Credit Services. It was probably
Citibank calling them about a charge on one of their credit cards that
they need authorization on.

(I think they're calling me because I decided to buy a $2,500 TV, and
that's not how I typically spend money.)
Subject: Re: strange call
From: okparrothead-ga on 11 Aug 2004 16:00 PDT
I recently got a similar call from "CitiCards" asking for my wife. She
wasn't available, so I asked the caller what the call was in reference
to. The caller said it was a "personal business matter" and asked that
my wife call them back at 1-800-388-2200.

Citibank has called before when they needed to talk to my wife about
her credit card, but they identified themselves as Citibank, not
Citicards. Also, they never asked her to call them back. They just
called another time when she was available. Further, they wouldn't
tell me anything about what the call was in reference to.

After reading the posts regarding this phone number, I've a creepy
feeling that this may be a scam to get people to give out they're
credit card account numbers, and to verify the phone number they're
associated with. Remeber how we all "Activated" our credit cards by
calling from our home phone?

Subject: Re: strange call
From: youareceo-ga on 21 Feb 2005 08:23 PST
Collection call!

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