(Closed) Warning: Watch what you say to credit card companies

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1405 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t know.  Maybe someone at night was using your phone.  We have cleaning people here that will sit at people’s desks and talk.

Post # 4
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Did you opt out of their sharing of your info to third parties for marketing? You have to call them to do so or they will share it. You can message me if you need the number.

Post # 5
3826 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mseagles:  Biggest sellers of information are banks and telecommunication companies….

I used to work in telemarketing and we used to buy distribution lists (phone numbers) from a company that collates and sells them. We used to buy lists of peoples names and numbers between  the ages of 28-45 who had a homeloan/mortgage. Only people who would have that info would be a bank!!!

So I wouldn’t be surprised that they are using your work number to harrass you! These days if you work in a customer service role you are expected to upsell and add value to an existing client account. It could be a case of a customer service rep from capital one trying to meet a sales target…..

I have heard it is getting harder for these distribution list companies to aquire personal info and numbers, because more and more people are ticking the do not pass on info to 3rd party boxes….. They are getting very creative and are personally liaising with  Company workers and offering money in exchange for personal info and numbers…..


highly illegal but very hard to prove that it is happening….especially as so many telecommunication/ bank/ public service have offshore call centres that have access to your private info….



Post # 6
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Are they specifically asking for you by name? If not, it could be just a robo call. I get them here all the time and this is a totally different phone number from the one I listed as my work contact. 

Post # 9
9887 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think Capital One is the freakin’ devil.  Along with CitiBank and Bank of America, I don’t trust those companies worth a damn.

Post # 10
2543 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mseagles:  Um, I do’nt think it’s a scam, credit card companies are like vultures. They cold call all the time, as do other telemarketing companies. I get called weekly on my work line from a duct cleaning service, and every time I tell them to take our number off their call list yet they still call. It’s just annoying. Chalk it up to that. I do’nt think you need to be tracking or anything, just let your company know that you’re getting solicitation calls on your work line.

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