Friday, February 4, 2005

Telemarketing calls on my cell phone

Thursday, I received a message from "Global Travel International"

They left a phone number of: "888-521-0176"

It was a recording, telling me about the $250 discount there offering me on the Travel Agent Training program they claimed I had requested.

Today, I received two more such messages.

So I called them at their 888 number, and actually spoke to a real human being, named "Donna."

"So, who are you and why am I receiving voicemail from you?"

"Well, when did you request information on..."

"I didn't."

Long and short of the conversation is that "Donna" claimed that they would only have gotten my information from someone logging it in on their web site. She took my name and number, and said she would "Take you off our list."

Remembering the information on the danger of that phrase, I said "Place me on your 'Do Not Call List.' I am on the federal 'Do Not Call' registry and if you contact me again, I'll bill you for the time it takes me to call you again."

By the time I finished that sentence, she'd hung up.

As far as I can tell, this is their web site.

I find all of this somewhat disconcerting, as I did receive a "Thank you for your resume" last week when it's been about seven months since I've even sent out any resumes.

I think I'll be paranoid about this and start the process of requesting my credit report and so on. Better safe than sorry.

If is their web site, then below is their whois data:

Global Travel International (MAIICTZXED)
2600 Lake Lucien Drive, Ste 201
Maitland, FL 32751


Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Global Travel International (KMFWDXPDRO)
2600 Lake Lucien Drive, Ste 201
Maitland, FL 32751
407-660-7800 fax: 123 123 1234

Record expires on 06-Dec-2005.
Record created on 01-Apr-1998.
Database last updated on 4-Feb-2005 17:48:18 EST.

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