(Closed) PLEASE READ suspicious call from alleged “Macys bridal consultant”

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

hmm, sounds suspicious that he’s calling all the way from miami, but i did register at macys and i know that you are eligible to get a handy dandy red tote.  you would need to go to an actual macy’s store to receive that free gift though.  they give it to you after you’ve met with a bridal consultant there.  i know they encourage you to open a macy’s account and they have perks for it like you get macy’s reward dollars for every gift that’s purchased from your registry by your guests.  we actually racked up over $80 just from that.  and there are free gifts just for registering with certain labels like calphalon, etc. 

sorry for rambling about the macys stuff… but i can see how the call could be somewhat legitimate.  just weird that he’s calling from across the country.  good luck!

Post # 4
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I registered at Macys and got a red tote and got some rewards thingy where I get $$ back after the wedding (and extra for our Macys charge).  I think it’s legit, but just physically go into Macy’s (if you can) and investigate.  If you didn’t give him any info, I wouldn’t be concerned.

Post # 5
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

That is a lot weird..i know that if I was at work and making a business call, I would not be using my cell and minutes to call a client (and trust me, if the call is to cost $1k, i won’t use the cell).  Just to be on the safe side, I would keep a close tab on your account informations and be careful when you’re out alone.  It may be nothing, but you can never be too careful. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

We registered with Macy’s, and, since we started our registry online, the local store called us and tried to get us to come in. They mentioned a free gift (which I think was different at that time). Also, if you open a Macy’s account, you get some extra benefits.

I think the distance thing is weird, but honestly, they might outsource the calls.

Post # 7
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Did you do a area code cross reference to be sure it is miami? Or a reverse number lookup?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

That’s not happened to me but I did recieve a red tote when I went in and registered at the store with Mr S the other day.

They also asked me if I had a macy’s account because if I did I could get a certain % off my remaining items blah blah blah – I don’t know why this man would call you from Miami, but his deal sounds just like the one I got from a cute little woman in the store last weekend. 

I’m glad you called them!!! Hope it all works out, and from now I’m I’m signing up in store and not online just in case. 

Post # 9
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Newbee

As with ALL personal information, please do NOT give any information over the phone.  There have been numerous scams where callers identify themselves as members of a bank/church/hospital and through "true"-sounding stories (some fact with some fiction), to elicit bank account numbers, credit card numbers, social security number, and mother’s maiden name.  Even many personal wedding sites (as someone recently posted) have enough information to cause some major identity theft. 

For example:

Someone sent me a link of their brother’s wedding site pictures, but I had previously ‘googled’ the wedding venue, and his site came up!  They wanted me to keep the site private since there was personal info on it, but it was already too late…..it’s in Google-land!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I got a call from them.  I never answer my phone though – I screen – but I think usually they do call if you don’t set up your whole registry with them and talk with them and all that.  They just want you to be a customer I think.  I constantly get stuff in the mail and emails, and I have gotten rid of my macy’s registry….but if you didn’t tell them anything, its probably not an issue.

Post # 11
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I second dreambml, I would never believe someone who wants you to open a credit card over the phone, even if they know such details as the red tote/Macy’s. Nowadays you never know how people are stealing identities and credit card numbers to make purchases!

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