Good news! Lots of people have gotten a call from “Rachel” for a credit card scam, and the FTC took some action against “Card Services”:
The Federal Trade Commission escalated itscampaign against illegal, unwanted robocallsannouncing that it pulled the plug on five companies based in Arizona and Florida allegedly responsible for millions of illegal pre-recorded calls from â€œRachelâ€ and others from â€œCardholder Services.â€ State partners in Arizona, Arkansas, and Florida also took legal action against similar companies.
I’m pleased that they’ve done this. However, it seems that a problem really has to get out of hand before the FTC finally takes action. This is why a direct social action, an “Occupy Telemarketers” if you will, needs to happen. If lots of people just take a few minutes to talk to the Telemarketers, it can make a big difference. After all, if it stops being profitable, the problem will go away.