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Rachel and Lisa, please don’t call us

Posted by: Alejandra Matos under Scams Updated: December 4, 2013 - 5:12 PM

Minnesota may have a large number of residents registered on the National Do Not Call Registry, but that hasn’t stopped the illegal robocalls.

The Federal Trade Commission released its Do Not Call data book Wednesday and found Minnesota had the 8th highest registry enrollment in the country. The state also had 969 complaints per 100,000 residents, about average for the nation. 

Last week, Whistleblower reported that the FTC had reached a settlement with the final defendants in a “Rachel from Cardholder Services” robocall scam. Some of you called Whistleblower, saying they were still receiving these calls, often many times a day, but from someone named “Lisa.”

Have you complained about unwanted calls to the government? I want to hear from you. Comment below or you can reach me at 612.673.4028 or amatos@startribune.com.

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