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Platinum Rewards / Harassing calls

Clearwater, FL, United States Review updated:
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These people on a average call 4-7 times a day telling me that since my credit card ending in XXX has been in good standing I have selected to receive a $200.00 shopping spree and a gas voucher worth $75.00 and all they need is to charge my credit card for $1.00 for shipping and handling, And that they would be sending some papers for me to review and had 30 days to decide if I wanted to accept there offer. When I tell them I'm not interested they tell to bad I already have it, they will keep calling, and will not stop.

Well they have called as early as 7:00am and as late as 10:15pm, they love to argue especially when I asked them to remove my number they tell me they can't.

This has to be another scam! But I will say this I would love to sue the crap out of them just for the harassment!!!
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Ja
  13th of Jun, 2008
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Why do you keep answering the phone? Telemarketers almost always hang up when an answering machine picks up.
St
  20th of Jul, 2008
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These people are so clueless it would be hilarious, if it wasn't for the annoyance factor and the fact that they probably sucker in a lot of people. They have my old credit card information, and I've talked to guys with thick Indian accents who identify themselves with such names as "JR Downey" and "Jimmy Santos."

The scam is that you are automatically enrolled in some kind of subscriptions that you have to explicitly cancel if you don't want them. I didn't fall for it, but I'm guessing they're difficult to cancel and that they tend to lose track of the cancellation orders. They tell you this indirectly, buried in a pile of legalese delivered at lightning speed with an incomprehensible accent. They are clearly trained to take advantage of people who are easily confused or gullible.

As far as making them stop, my approach to these scams (which is working so far) is to repeatedly ask them if they are affiliated with Visa. Under pressure, they generally will. Then begin demanding contact information (street address, callback number, names, employee IDs, etc.) and let them know that you will be checking them out through the Visa fraud line before agreeing to anything. Don't get lazy, though...report the incident to Visa and, when applicable, report the telephone harassment to your phone company! Good luck.
Te
  1st of Feb, 2009
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The company that is doing this is Platinum One Marketing Group, of FL. I have filed complaints with Law Enforcement, and the FTC. You can reach their directors:

Adam Rothman
Dan Mattern

Dan Mattern

And request in writing to go on their do NOT call list. You can also let them know that you, along with hundreds others, have contacted law enforcement and that you are on to their scheme.
Sd
  21st of Feb, 2009
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I am SOOO sick of getting contacted hourly for weeks by these people. This HAS to be illegal. Thank you for the email address above. I sent an email and am hoping it does the trick. But I do think we should be looking into how to shut this operation down. Unacceptable.
Po
  15th of Aug, 2009
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I'd like to know and intend to find out how Platinum Rewards got my card number and info. Green Dot advised me to close the acct because it had been compromised and that no one should have my number. Good thing I listened.
SOUNDS LIKE THEFT TO ME. THOUGH THEY SPOUT OFF ONLY THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR CARD NUMBER, THEY DO HAVE THE INFO AND THE POWER TO CHARGE YOUR CARD!!!
I have Plat. Rewards and Capital Rewards calling my cell constantly, even though I told them the card no longer exists. I got the address (supposedly) for
ADAM ROTHMAN of Platinum Rewards
13553 6th St. Suite 101
Largo, FL 33771

I will be giving Wal Marts Legal Dept a call to see if they are a party to this because I was offered a $100 Wal Mart card.
Pl
  20th of Aug, 2009
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P. O'd,

I totally agree with you about contacting Wal-Mart. I was offered a $200 Wal-Mart gift card in today's phone call. The last time they called it was a $100 gas card. Wal-Mart is big enough to bring these jerks to their knees for what they're doing. The thing is they are sneaky because they lead you to believe they are affiliated with your credit card company, which is why some people may fall for their scheme. But, all of their fast talking and scheming didn't fool me. I knew immediately something was not right with this company. It screams of fraud and red flags were flying everywhere! I am determined to get this whole operation shut down because this is asbsolutely unacceptable! Here's all the information from the Florida Dept. of State's website on Platinum I Marketing Group, Inc. Keep fighting the good fight and help me get these guys! I've already filed a complaint with the BBB in Western Florida.

Detail by Entity Name
Florida Profit Corporation
PLATINUM I MARKETING GROUP, INC.
Filing Information
Document Number P04000135419
FEI/EIN Number 201675553
Date Filed 09/28/2004
State FL
Status ACTIVE
Effective Date 09/28/2004
Last Event CANCEL ADM DISS/REV
Event Date Filed 03/06/2007
Event Effective Date NONE

Principal Address
13553 66TH STREET NORTH
SUITE 101
LARGO FL 33771 US
Changed 03/06/2007
Mailing Address
13553 66TH STREET NORTH
SUITE 101
LARGO FL 33771 US
Changed 03/06/2007
Registered Agent Name & Address
GEORGE, ANTHONY
13553 66TH STREET NORTH
SUITE 101
LARGO FL 33771 US
Name Changed: 06/19/2006
Address Changed: 03/06/2007
Officer/Director Detail
Name & Address
Title P
ROTHMAN, ADAM
11924 ROYCE WATERFORD CIRCLE
TAMPA FL 33626 US
Title VP
GEORGE, ANTHONY
11320 7TH ST E
TREASURE ISLAND FL 33706
Ma
  25th of Aug, 2010
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These people have been calling me a lot recently. I always tell them to put me on their do not call list. They keep calling. This time, I told them I had new credit card information that I wanted to give them to update their records. They got very excited and asked for the card number. I told them I need their supervisor's information first. They put a supervisor on the phone and I asked for his credit card info. He gave me a name, credit card number, expiration date, and the 3 digit number on the back of a card (probably all information that belongs to someone else). Then I asked for an address and he wouldn't give me a home address, so I got an office address in Largo, FL. Here's the info he gave:

Jassen Virolas
11539 66th St. N.
Largo, FL 33771

727-235-6198

Of course, you can't call that number back and the address is an empty lot in Florida. It might be a start though. I want to take these people down.

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