The calls started at 1:30 p.m. est on June 16, 2015. The caller ID registered 702-514-3037 Nevada. There was no one in Nevada that I knew who would be calling me. I did not answer. The next one came at 5:01 p.m. from the same number. I ignored eight more on June 17 at various times. The June 17 calls recorded 7 calls from this same number and one from 844 (not an area code at all I found out using hindsight). On June 18, there were three from this Nevada number, one from 702-763-5859 and two from Arizona 480-492-1153. I have family and friends in Arizona. I answered. Turns out that number is not assigned to anyone.
When I answered, I was informed that my name had come up on a list to be an Amazon Affiliate. They described the terms. It sounded very plausible and I nearly accepted the offer even though I found the person (Eric Webb) to be somewhat overbearing. The second call came from the same number and I answered again intending to tell them I was going to report them for harassment if they called again. It was a woman. Elizabeth something. She said she was doing follow up on the first call I had received and asked how was my experience? I told her overbearing. She said she was disappointed and asked me if I’d accept a call from someone else.
Two hours later I received my third call from a very personable man calling himself Eric Thomas. He answered all of my questions about the program without hesitation. He gave me a website and a back office for that website and explained how they worked step by step. It seemed very much like something I could do and would want to try. I gave him the least amount of money possible. I might as well have thrown it into the wind.
You cannot stop payment on a debit card transaction. I have no idea where to report this. So I just decided to blog the experience and put it on facebook and share it with the public. I can only hope that my lesson learned the hard way can help you avoid the lesson altogether!
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