I got a call on my cell phone at about 2:20pm (US/Eastern) today whose caller ID claimed to be from 406-623-3644 and “Hardin, MT”. Here’s the transcript of the voicemail message that the caller left:
Hey guys this is Sara Ellis here.
Hey we spoke on the phone last week [lie!] about possibly trying to lower your interest rates and reducing your monthly payments on your credit card.
So I wanted to let you know that I did find a solution.
Um we’ve got a program that can lower those interest rates to as low as 1.5% and possibly cut your monthly payments in half.
And since you were only making the minimum payments [lie!] this would be a great opportunity for you.
This will be my last courtesy call so please give me a ring today.
You can reach me here at 1-877-723-1419.
Again, my number is 1-877-723-1419.
If you Google 406-623-3644 or 877-723-1419 you will see that a bunch of people are getting this call. It looks like it may be a new scam that just started up.
I’ve filed complaints with the FCC, the FTC and the Massachusetts attorney general’s office.
Beware of unsolicited calls about consolidating credit card debt! At best, it’s a slimy debt consolidation service looking to charge you ridiculous fees for their service. At worst, it’s criminals looking to get their hands on your credit card numbers so they can then use them to make fraudulent purchases.