Complaint 39232 Details
- Date Occurred: 11/23/2011
- Reported Damages: $400.00
The complaint is against an online dating profile
The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity
The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity
The company or person contact no longer exists
*Note: I never lost the $400.
I received multiple text messages during the week claiming that I needed to call this number(1-800-480-6963) in regards to my platinum card. "Platinum Card??" I thought. I don't own a platinum card. So I called the number to see what was going on.
A lady answered and said "This is Lisa, how may I help you?". I told her I had been getting text messages about a platinum card. She told me to wait one minute while she transferred me to someone who could help me. A man answered and said his name was John. He asked my name and I told him.
Then he told me I owed him $400 for an adult phone service. I said that it was impossible and I had made no such calls. He got rude with me and started yelling saying that the had my credit card number and a voice recording(which I asked him to play and it didn't sound anything like me). He said that I was going to jail for fraud. The more I tried to talk to him the more he argued with me.
I was called a liar and a thief then hung up on. I called back several times.Each time hung up on.
So then I did a reverse look-up of the number online and it said that the call was coming from "Allstate Communications Inc". I did a search of the company and it took me to a really shady site. So I contacted FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection(1-877-382-4357) and reported what had happened. The the told me to contact me to contact me State Attorney General(which I did). They filed a report and told me that if "Allstate Communications Inc" called me back to tell them that they were under the investigation of the FBI. After which I got curious and wonder if I called "Allstate Communications Inc" again, what would happen.
I did. The same guy "John" answered. I said what your companies name? He said "Preferred Platinum". I told him that I had reported him and that he. was under the investigation of the FBI. He told me that I would get arrested for lying to the authorities and hung up.
I then got online and typed in "Preferred Platinum Scam". It took me to all these sites about people reporting the same thing.
I wrote down all the numbers that contacted them and I called them. The same girl answered the phone every time. Then she'd transfer me to "John". Sometimes he'd try to disguise his voice but I could tell it was him. I would never say anything to him when she "transferred" me. He'd say the same thing every time "YES?...HELLO....HELLO....WELL I GUESS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TALK TO ME THEN.....CLICK".
****::::IT IS A SCAM DON'T BE FOOLED AND PAY THESE PEOPLE. YOU WILL NOT GO TO JAIL!!
REPORT IT AND THE AUTHORITIES WILL TAKE CARE OF IT!!::::****
HERE ARE SOME NUMBERS TO LOOKOUT FOR or
If anyone wants to do some digging on them:
1-818 598 0903
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Business Profile Summary
- Complaint Against Preferred Platinum
- Complaints Filed: 3
- Reported Damages: $800.00
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