- AM Ground Systems Company
- Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
- 51 Ridge Ln
- Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
- Local 931-766-2999
- Fax 931-766-3974
- Toll Free 866-227-2346
The email address that shows up in your email client may
not be the same as the link text above. I change the actual
address occasionally to confuse address harvesters.
Scammers are currently making MILLIONS
of silent / hangup / abandoned calls to random toll free numbers (OURS
INCLUDED) in a scheme to collect Caller ID Dipping Fees. The volume of calls from some
area codes has necessitated that those area codes be sent directly to
voice mail in order to restore some measure of sanity to our day. The
scammers call from random, spoofed numbers at all hours of the day and
night. They know that most toll free numbers are owned by larger
companies and are answered by automated attendants. Automated
attendants don't mind being awakened at 2am for a few seconds of
silence. They also know that most bigger companies will ignore the
charges for short calls. We try to personally answer each and every
call and provide personal service to each caller. Hence no automated
attendant here. Yet...
This scam originated with telemarketing where fly-by-night telephone
companies would share the CID Dip Fee with telemarketers making
hundreds of thousands of calls per month. Do Not Call lists have
severely limited the calls possible by legal
telemarketers even though the illegal telemarketers ignore the DNC.
Now it seems that the scammers have decided to just collect the dipping
fee without trying to sell something. The calls cost them nothing...
We typically receive 10 or more silent
/ hangup / abandoned calls to our toll free numbers EVERY SINGLE DAY.
If you call our toll free number and are transfered to VM, you may be
in one of those heavy call areas... Please leave a VM. We will
receive your VM and respond ASAP. Additionally, please send an email
to the address above and/or call the local number.
If you have a toll free number and are receiving these silent calls, please join the yahoo group
We are working with the toll free
number providers, PSC, FCC and FTC trying to resolve this scam but
nothing is happening very fast.
Thanks for your patience,