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Omni-Financial Sued Over Violating No Call List |How to Stop Tax Debt Telemarketers From Calling You

*Ring *Ring..."Hello my name is blah blah, from blah blah Financial, we are calling you regarding a tax lien that has recently been filed, are you aware of that?"

That's the first call.  If you decide to humor the telemarketer be prepared for the nature of the calls to become more and more aggressive. 

If you eventually end up telling them to "take you off their list" or that you are on the no-call list (Omni-Financial was the first telemarketing company in Colorado to be fined, 2001 Court Ruling Awards Consumer Monetary Reward After Suing Omni-Financial, for calling people on the do-not-call list and apparently hasn't learned their lesson as they continue to do so FCC Warns Omni-Financial) you may still have difficulty getting rid of them.

It reminded me of a scene from the 2005 film, The 40-Year Old Virgin where Trish, played by Catherine Keener mistakes Andy, played by Steve Carell, as a telemarketer and tells him off.  The audio can be heard by playing the below video (Caution, contains NSFW language!). 







There is a whole slew of companies harassing consumers who had the misfortune of having a federal or state tax lien filed. If you are on the Do Not Call List file a complaint with the FTC and if your business is being harassed after you asked them to no longer contact you by phone I would recommend filing a complaint with the BBB.