P.R.S. 6025 Sandy Springs Cir Ne #318 Atlanta, Ga / 1-888-279-9221Beware of this scam!

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I received a post card from P.R.S. 6025 Sandy Springs Cir Ne #318 Atlanta, Ga 30328. It said that they have good news and to call them at [protected]... I called just to see what it was and they kept asking me for my bank information. I would not give them anything, you cant trust people now a days and not knowing who they were exactly made me edgy. They kept switching me from person to person saying the exact same thing and then trying to get me to pay shipping and handling for my prize. I would not budge and insisted that I was not going to give any information. They then pretty much hung up on me. I called my bank and got all new cards. I also saw that there was a former complaint on complaints.com about someone having money taken out of their account by them. Just wanted to let everyone know to watch out for this. Apparently no one can be trusted nowadays.

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    Wil Hurt Oct 12, 2009

    They just called me and said I won a $1, 000.00 shopping spree and that it was absolutely free but that I had to pay a handling and shipping charge. The guy got really pissed when I started to laugh and I reminded him you cant BullSnit a Bull Snitter. I cant believe some of you fell for this. NOTHING IS FREE. What really makes me angry is thjat he mentioned getting my info off the web from some sites where I was looking for Employment. Im gonna locate that site and start a civil action for releasing my info or misleading me into giving info for employment reasons.

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    Anthony Nov 18, 2008
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    Yes this has to be a scam. I got a call on my work phone, and they already had my work address somehow. The told me that I was entered into a million dollar drawing and that they were going to send me at my work address a $400 gas card and some magazines that would have not been work appropriate, like Maxim. Fearing that this was going to happen I gave them my old address (Which is my parents address) and another phone number I don't use so I wouldn't get these at work. But after listening more to their "prizes" I was convinced this was a scam. I asked them what company they were from and they said they were PRS in Atlanta. They said they got my information from the public records at Visa. Then this first guy passed the phone off to his "supervisor" who then said that they would be sending me the gas card and would be charging me $3.95 a month for the magazines they listed eariler. I told them I did not want these magazines. Then he said that since they were sending me the gas card that I needed to buy these magazines. When I again tried to say I didn't want them he hung up on me. I immediately called my bank and had them change my debit card. I am not sure how they got my work info, but if they can get that then they most certainly can get my card information.

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    shawn Mar 13, 2008
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    Trust no one. I am in the collections business and stumbled across this website while searching for another corporation at this same address. Long story short, this is a Pak Mail, this is not even a physical address you can speak with someone from the company.

    Any legitimate business will speak with you or has a true phyiscal address. Beware, if something seems too good to be true, it is.

    Shawn.

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    Farshad Fesharaki Feb 18, 2008
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    Yea so i recieved one too. I'd look it up online before contacting them. I think we all should do someting about this. They are basically stealing money from people.

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    Phoenic Feb 14, 2008
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    This site and info has been really helpful. Although i haven't and wouldn't call, i have also received the same postcard. The last time i received anything of this sort was back in 2000 and it was a magazine co. I have been cautious with these kinds of notifications. Thanks to all of you who posted your experiences to help others!!!

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    David Feb 12, 2008
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    I live in the west coast and received this crap too. I worked in direct mail advertising and what they do is buy these "databases". It's information from signing up to random e-mail newsletters, purchases and pretty much anything you do online where information is passed through. Also when you sign up for drawings and sweepstakes. All that info goes into a database where the information is sold to advertising agencies and scams like these. They don't really know who you are, they just have bits and pieces of your info. That's why they ask you so many questions. It's kind of like the movie, "Boiler Room". I am surprised they are still in business, but enough people complain, they should be in jail soon enough.

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    Kandice Feb 12, 2008
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    I received the same postcard in the mail today. Wanting me to call and enter my given pin number. I googled P.R.S. and the address and all I could find was a list of complaints like this one. Glad I searched before I called. THey even had my first, middle & last name on the postcard. WHO/WHAT IS THIS COMPANY? Angry citizens want to know!

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    Liz N Feb 07, 2008
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    This company is full of losers....i have received many calls and the postcard from them now. They have offered vacations, shopping, and watches. Every time they call I patiently listen to their offer, ask some questions, and then politely ask to be removed from their call list with out ever giving them my info. It is getting really annoying....

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    Alex Johnson Jan 31, 2008
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    Has anyone ever considered sending "businesses" like this a package with a pile of crap inside? Am I the only one?

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    Joni S. Jan 18, 2008
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    Thanks for posting this information online! I recieved a post card today in the mail and thought right away this has to be a scam. I went to the computer and typed part of the address in and boom the whole address showed up and matched the post card. I will NOT be calling this number. It is going to get shredded right away. Thanks for posting your information about this everyone!! :)

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    Melissa Jan 16, 2008
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    I got a post card several days ago...was curious and looked the company up on the net before calling. Based on what I have read, I'm really glad I did. Thank you to all that posted your comments!!

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    Jennifer Dec 27, 2007
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    Like the rest of you, I also received a postcard in the mail claiming to have "Good News!" Never in my life did I ever have someone phrase "Good News" as "We are going to fradulantly take your money."

    Anyhow, I didn't sign up for the services. I had a leering suspicion from the begining that it was a scam. But, I was curious to see exactly what tactics they were going to use to have me expose my personal information. They told me the story about a $1,000 shopping spree and 5 magazines for $3.75. Also, they asked me which of my credit cards gave me the best service. I told them that Visa did, and they congratulated me because they said Visa nominated me as a "Verified Perferred Customer" and that is how I received their post card.

    So, I pretended to believe them, and I accepted their offer. They asked me to verify my name and address (this part didn't bother me because they already hae that information obviously). Then they transferred my call to their "customer service specialist" to take care of a few "legalities." Their customer service specialist had me reverify the same exact information. After she did that, then she asked for the expiration date of my Visa credit card.

    That is when I lied to her. I told her that my purse was at my boyfriend's house. She even offered to wait on the phone as I went and got it. I told her that she didn't understand because my boyfriend lived 20 minutes away. Then, she actually had the audacity to laugh in the phone and then she abruptly hung up on me.

    The entire experience left me with a horrid feeling that lingered within me. When I heard the click of the phone, I had realized that I had just had a 10 minute converstation with two women that were trying to intentionally harm me. It was, and still is, a very creepy feeling.

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    I know that we can complain about PRS and other scam services like them. But we have to go further. People that go the depths of victimizing and financially raping someone, have no soul. They have no feelings. They are frozen. They are very scary individual to prey upon innocent people in the way that they do. So, not only do we have to protect ourselves, but we also have to protect each other. I urge anyone who may come across frauduant activity to not only educate the public on message boards such as this, but also to contact the Better Business Burea in your particular state. To acess that information, please go to www.bbb.org and look up the phone number for your particular state.

    Stay safe out their eveyone! Unfortunately, their are heartless, souless people living in this world who will try and victimize you.

    Peace and One Love!

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    senahid Dec 26, 2007
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    I just got this card and decided to Google it before I call... it doesn't says much on it... that's why so many ppl call.But now when I know... I will call them anyway... boy... lol, it's gonna be fun... i am gona try to drag it as long as possible..just to tell them at the end that i am not interested at all... And i will make sure that i never say "YES" during conversation.

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    grr Dec 21, 2007
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    I received a postcard today, but luckily it was after their business hours. Curiosity got the better of me, and I found this site. Thanks for posting your horror stories to keep other unsuspecting folks safe. The card is getting shredded.

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    Deanna Dec 20, 2007
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    I received the card today and being curious, called. I talked to someone but didn't really get any information. The story to me was that if I paid $3.68 per month, I would get 6 magazines and a $1,000 shopping spree. I told her I'd call her back if that was possible and she seemed really nice about it. She gave me her name and everything so I could let them know she'd talked to me... Then I immediately went online to look for this company so I could figure out what the catch was. This site was actually more difficult to find than I suspected. I do agree that this needs to end though.

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    Tiffany B Dec 20, 2007
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    I got the post card today. Thanks for posting this. Now I know to just toss it.

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    Megan W Dec 18, 2007
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    I also got a post card and phone calls from this P.R.S company...they told me I won a $1000 shopping spree, when I told them I didn't want the magazine subscriptions that came with is for only 3.95 per week, they put me on hold for about ten min, when I called back they put me on hold again, then i called back AGAIN (too much free time at work) and they just HUNG UP ON ME... DAMN SCAMMERS... BEWARE... I plan to call again and get some more info on who the heck they are!

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    R. J. Dec 17, 2007
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    I received the same post card. I'm glad i got on the internet to see what it's all about. Please in the future continue to post on things like this. Some people don't know and they give information not knowing its really a scam.

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    Maria Christina Dec 10, 2007
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    Got the same card.. since something that seems to be too good to be true IS NOT TRUE. checked it here before curiosity got the best of me.. Ripped the card to pieces and thanks for this incredible information.

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    G Dec 03, 2007
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    I got the post card too. Those lazy ###s deserve to burn alive in their invisible cubicals, followed by an eternity of pyramid scheme lectures in hell.

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    Andrew Nov 30, 2007
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    I signed up for this. Then realized something was really fishy. The people I spoke to were talking ridiculously fast. There was shouting in the background. And they were not very clear about what was being sold to me for my FREE VACATION I JUST WON. I figured whatever. I would order the magazines, take the free vacation and just cancel the magazines if I don't like them. The "manager" I talked to told me I would just have to pay $40 bucks one time only for 60 months worth for 7 different magazines. I thought WOW, what a deal, PLUS A FREE VACATION. They also were claiming to be with Discover Card.

    Did some research and came across this crap. I called next morning. They record bits and pieces of the conversation you had to make it sound like you agreed to something of which you really didn't (or perhaps did without knowing the full story). They told me they could not cancel and replayed the recording in which I agreed. I said promptly that the recording was altered and only recorded bits and pieces and. There was no vacation. There was only 40 bucks a month for the next 2 years out my ### to these idiots.

    There is a machine in the background that asks you questions, but while it was asking me question the sales rep I talked to during the sign up process was making sure to talk while the machine was going so I could not hear everything. They use software so in the recording does not catch the sales rep talking over the machine voice asking you the questions.

    After listening to all of this and being told I could not get out of it, because of what I agreed to I simply stated some threats. I said I know there is software out there that can tamper with records and only catch bits and pieces and edit out certain aspects. The lady over the phone said that they did not use such software. I said I didn't believe you. Then she said "but we just listened to the recording twice." Then I said that I did some research, found you guys are pulling ### out of your ### and there are forums and complaints all across google about the exact same situation I am, where the recording were not full recordings, etc. Then I said I will not hesitate to take this to a dispute with Discover. She promptly said everything will be canceled.

    I then called Discover to check if it was. Since the transaction was only a authorization and not a credit I would have to wait 5 days to see if it will be posted or not. I then made sure to get the id# and name of the discover agent I just called to verify this. I then recalled this PRS ### company, made sure I got a different representative and asked if my subscription was canceled. She said yes it was. I made sure to get her ID# and name as well.

    In 5 days. I will find out if it really was or not. I believe it was, because usually a dollar or so is taken out of your credit line (in this case 3 bucks!!) for an authorization. When I went back and checked my credit line it went from 1275 to 1278, making me believe the authorization was dropped.

    Make sure to be forward with them to get out of this. Make sure you tell them you know what is really going on. Make sure to act immediately and not half a year later or YOU WILL OWE THEM THE MONEY UP UNTIL THAT POINT.

    The longer you wait, the more it will hurt you.

    CAll [protected] for speak to a sales rep of P.R.S. Of course they will play the recording and haggle you, just make sure to be just as aggressive and make sure you tell them you know what is really going on.

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    Berg Nov 21, 2007
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    The BBB processed a total of 32 complaints about this company in the last 36 months, our standard reporting period. ---from the better business bureauwebsite. This company is a fraudulent sweepstakes/magazine company. Steer clear, these people are the filth of the filth. Complete slimeballs that intend to suck the life out of anyone ignorant enough to consent to it.

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    leebug77 Nov 20, 2007

    I had a missed call on my cell phone and I wanted to know who it is.. since I didn't recognize the phone number and I came upon this... now I know and I will be on the look out...

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    Julia Nov 19, 2007
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    I just received a postcard also.. Thank you for the helpful information I will not call... but who should I call to let people know about this, and get these people in trouble???

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    Hannah Stacknik Nov 09, 2007
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    I just got a postcard from them. The thing is I just moved here and have only gave this address to my bank. How in the world did they get this info. I work close with the area police department because of my job and this is definitely going to be brought up and pursued.

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    Alexandra Alberts Nov 08, 2007
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    How did they receive our information? What do they already have access to? Has anyone here filed a complaint with BBB? I'm going to start with them, and then my local news.

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    Randy Schreiner Nov 04, 2007
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    They took my info and took my money. I would like it back, is there anyway to do this?

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    Cody Sadler Oct 20, 2007
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    This is ridiculous. Why aren't these people in jail? How in the hell are they getting away with this? Just goes to show how hard our government cracks down on things of this matter... Its one thing if you are doing small things online where you cant get caught but now people like this are getting gutsy enough to send out post cards all over the country and actually have people to answer a phone and ask you for your bank information...

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    Mustafa Oct 19, 2007
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    These people actually called me and said that Visa had a private contest and that I was automatically entered b/c I had a Visa Card. They told me i won a prize and being the idiot i am, I gave them my information. Now I realize that it was all a scam and changed my information w/o telling them. Just a week ago I received a bill from them saying that I need to pay or they'll ruin my credit. Can they really do that?

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    Seth Albaum Sep 28, 2007
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    I just got one of these today. I'm going to contact my state Attorney General. Obviously, I will not call the number.

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    Greg W. Sep 25, 2007
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    I received a postcard today, also. "We Have Good News!!" Based on complaints I have read here, I will NOT call them.

    Why aren't these creeps in jail yet? And what losers would work for a place like that?

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    Na Sep 12, 2007
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    so whats the real deal about this? i got it too i have no collectors after me are they crooks?

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    jadakiss827 Aug 30, 2007
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    I received a post card today in the mail as well. I was curious and I called thinking that they might have been a bill collector. I called and the first thing they ask is "Did you receive a post card from us?" I said yes, and they asked for the MM number on the front of the card. I gave it to them. Then the guy asked for my name. I asked who this was, and the guy hung up on me. I called back, a female answered. After asking the female several times what company this was, she said that this was about a prize that I won. I told her no thank you and hung up. I immediately went online to look this company up, and I came across this complaint.

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