Dear "Brian", at "Card Services", area code 402, telephone number 982-0745. Although you don't know this, we've gotten many calls from your number previously. I am writing this post, as much as anything else, so that I won't have to wrack my brain remembering the telephone number, from which your company just called me to let me know that I could lower my credit card interest rates. You referred to me using a vulgarity regarding incest when I hit "1" to tell you that I'm on the "do-not-call" list, and not to call me again.
I am so happy, "Brian", that the 402 area code is in the United States, specifically Omaha, Nebraska. What your company is doing is already illegal. Of course I'm reporting the call to my state Attorney General's office, consumer protection division, and the Federal
Communications Trade Commission, on Monday. I'm also going to look, diligently, at the law regarding violations of federal statutes concerning the "do-not-call" list, to determine whether a class action is feasible. If, as I suspect, it isn't, I'm going to examine whether a statewide class action would be barred by preemption, including one for unfair and deceptive trade practices, and any other cause of action I can dream up. Of course there are already many complaints about calls from your telephone number, all over the web. At the very least, your employer's telephone carrier may expect to receive a subpoena, possibly from a government agency, but almost certainly from me, in due course. I'm angry enough that I'm inclined to sue even if I know I'll lose.
Thanks again, Brian. I have something to look forward to come Monday.