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Reward Redemption 317-565-1320
Hi, My name is Jennifer.
Hi. My name is Jennifer with Reward Redemptions.
This automated caller claims that I have entered something on an affiliate website, which I do not do. The recording then gives the option of pressing #1 to receive the $100 rebate card (from popular stores – it doesn’t even say which ones) or pressing #2 to be taken off their internal call list. The call has come in to my number 5 times in the last two days. I had already called it from the office to find out what the call was in regards to. Using my own local area code for these types of scammers always throws me off because I assume at first blush that it is someone I know or a local business whose number I am unfamiliar with.
This particular number comes through as a local area code 317-565-1320 but I would think this Reward Redemption message would be going across the United States and not limited to simply Indiana. I will still list the number in the headline but the main theme of the caller, I believe is Reward Redemptions.
There is a website called Reward Redemption Center…who claims that you can save receipts and mail them in for rebate cards. I don’t know for sure that this is the same entity but it sounds like it. If they have to cold call with automation to drive business to their site then I personally find that to be questionable. They list several of the vendor shopping locations on their website which include Wal-mart, Staples and Target…to name a few. They do specifically mention that they are not affiliated with any of the stores though.
A little more research shows that the way the program works you must do over $100 in shopping per month at one single location…you can’t submit receipts from multiple stores in order to hit your $100 mark and they exclude the usual like purchases with gift cards, alcohol, and groceries of all things. One would think with a store of the list like Wal-mart that groceries would not be excluded, but what do I know.
From the research I have done this particular phone number has been used at least since 2009 and has been connected to telephone scams, collection calls and the current as of January 3013 is that it belongs to Jennifer with the Redemption Center.
Even though you can register your number with the Do Not Call Registry (See information below), some comments affiliated with this number claimed to have been registered yet still receiving the call. I pressed #2 to be removed from their list, and I thought my number was on the DNC Registry but I re-registered it today to be sure.
According to the Do Not Call Registry:
Scammers have been making phone calls claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the Registry. These calls are not coming from the Registry or the Federal Trade Commission, and you should not respond to these calls. To add your number to the Registry you can call 888-382-1222 from the phone you wish to register, or go click on “Register a Phone Number” on their website.
Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Read more about it at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm.