Is the phone number 503-260-1734 phone number calling you and now you want to know who it is? We have the answer for you here at Waffles, and now you can rest easy knowing that it’s nothing but another pest that you can ignore. Read more for details:
Cruise/Travel Giveaway Telemarketer
This particular telemarketer has been relentless, not only in its volume of unwanted calls, but in the quick turnaround of different phone numbers being used. They had been hounding people with several 541 area code numbers, but it appears they have switched to the 503 area code. Both 503 and 541 area codes originate from Oregon, but it isn’t clear if that is where this company is actually located.
Look at our recent posts for such numbers as 5415307708 or 5412241402 or 5412464124. These all appear to be from the same place, which also appears to be the same as the current breed of 503 area codes.
A recent trend in telemarketing comes into play here, that of being compensated for filling out a survey. In the most common version coming from this number, people are asked to answer ten questions and will be rewarded with tickets to a cruise, perhaps to the Bahamas or a similar location. Sometimes they will make it sound like you’ve actually “won” a cruise and simply have to answer ten questions in order to collect your “winnings.” There are lots of numbers jumping on this bandwagon, such as this one recently discussed here or this one that blew up phones around the country back in September. Ripoff Report claims that one of the similar numbers, 541-530-7708, belongs to United Public Opinion Group, found at surveycruise.com. I wasn’t able to verify this, however, but the website does show a business eerily similar to the one calling people from these numbers.
Many people have claimed that calls from them begin with a horn blowing and/or a message saying, “This is your captain speaking…” It’s hard to imagine different companies would have such a distinctive opening, so one must deduce that all of these cruise calls originate from the same company.
Calling the number will yield a fast busy signal. Sounds like a reputable business, huh?
This begs the question as to whether the phone numbers they are using are being spoofed on caller ID.
To quote an earlier Waffles article about a similar number: If you’re tempted to take them up on their “free” passes – consider this: They’ve been hounding untold thousands of people as a part of this “promotion” – do you think they’ll really do anything for free?
This information is accurate as of 11/30/2011.
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