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Old 07-09-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Things that make you go "huh?' and "duh".

OK, the commercial insurance industry seemed to know the exact second my husband turned 65. So, here's a question? If the insurance industry knew the exact second my husband turned 65, why do they not know that we own out house outright, and every week I get a call offering to refinance my mortgage?

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Old 07-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Because they are trying to sell you something. If you don't need to re-finance, you may need to get a mortgage to do some repairs or remodeling.

Whey does Rachel from cardholder services keep calling me and offering to help me with my credit card debt when I don't have any credit card debt?

Sooner or later, they find a sucker who is willing and able to sign on the dotted line.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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OK, the commercial insurance industry seemed to know the exact second my husband turned 65. So, here's a question? If the insurance industry knew the exact second my husband turned 65, why do they not know that we own out house outright, and every week I get a call offering to refinance my mortgage?
You're lucky it is every week. Up untl a few weeks ago, I received 3 automated calls per day. I registered, again, here:

https://www.donotcall.gov/
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We are always getting calls from people saying that our car is about to go out of warranty and they can help. If I answer, they usually insist that they need to talk to James.

Only two problems with that.

1. Our warranty is through the dealer, and none of them claim to be from the dealer.

2. The car is registered in my name, not in James'.

Sheesh
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:41 AM   #5
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We have kept Dad's phone number as a smart ring on ours for the last four months in case anyone that was legitimately trying to get hold of him and didn't know he had died called. Well, I only got two such calls in the first few weeks and they were given our number.

But every few days I get people saying they are calling about helping him with credit card debt, that his computer has a virus and they can fix it, he hasn't been using his online newspaper so would he like to have it delivered. These are all live calls (there are recorded ones as well).

The worst part is I tell them he passed away and they keep talking! One was adamant to speak with him.

This week we are disconnecting the number.
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Whey does Rachel from cardholder services keep calling me and offering to help me with my credit card debt when I don't have any credit card debt?
That Rachel bit drives me up the freakin' wall. For three years now, I've gotten an average of two robo calls a week on my cell phone from that company. I've even gone so far as to file reports with the FCC and Attorney General's office. But they just keep calling. And you can't block them because it originates from a different number all the time. What I can't figure out is why these people aren't in prison somewhere. The business model itself may not be illegal, but obviously the methods they use are.
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Because they are trying to sell you something. If you don't need to re-finance, you may need to get a mortgage to do some repairs or remodeling.

Whey does Rachel from cardholder services keep calling me and offering to help me with my credit card debt when I don't have any credit card debt?

Sooner or later, they find a sucker who is willing and able to sign on the dotted line.
I think we should find Rachel and roast her. I must get a call a week.
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I think we should find Rachel and roast her. I must get a call a week.
She's so busy making bogus calls, they brought Sarah in to help.
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They must be related to Peggy.
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They must be related to Peggy.
I was just going to say that we should introduce her to Peggy!
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