Browsing Category "Cold callers"

A New Contestant in Cold Caller Roulette “-” Geoffrey Garratt from First Standard Financial

A New Contestant in Cold Caller Roulette “-” Geoffrey Garratt from First Standard Financial

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Cold callers

I received a call today from someone who called himself “Jeff Garrett” from First Standard. The caller ID said “First Standard” with a phone number of 212-359-2934.  So, it took some digging, but I figured out that his name is […]

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Apparently, a cold caller might read my blog “-” Revised

Apparently, a cold caller might read my blog “-” Revised

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Cold callers, Marc's Blog

A couple of years ago, “Jerry” or “Gerry” from a brokerage firm in New York called me.  You can read about it here.  I pointed out in the post that the caller ID had a bogus number and that the bogus number […]

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A warm, cold calling, welcome to someone from Morgan Wilshire “-” Revised

A warm, cold calling, welcome to someone from Morgan Wilshire “-” Revised

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Cold callers

Note:  This post was revised in March 2016 after receiving communication from the original subject of the post and giving consideration to the fact that he might be telling the truth.  The original call I described did occur, but I have […]

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A warm cold caller welcome to Larry Scott of Salomon Whitney Financial LLC.

A warm cold caller welcome to Larry Scott of Salomon Whitney Financial LLC.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Cold callers

Today’s contestant in “Is Marc Dobin an idiot?” is Larry Scott from the venerable (not) firm of Salomon Whitney Financial.  Larry’s claim to fame is two criminal disclosures on his Brokercheck report (both for marijuana possession) and working for a […]

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A Senior Citizen Scam “-” Michael Lieberman at 866-883-2294 who claims to be from a law firm.

A Senior Citizen Scam “-” Michael Lieberman at 866-883-2294 who claims to be from a law firm.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Cold callers, Fraud, Marc's Blog

I am not the only lawyer in my family.  My sister, Andrea, is a bankruptcy lawyer in New Jersey.  My dad is a retired lawyer after having practiced 40 years with one firm in Pennsylvania.  I have three other members […]

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Coastal Equities Cold Calls Again. Welcome Back.

Coastal Equities Cold Calls Again. Welcome Back.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Cold callers, Cold Callers, Marc's Blog

A New York number rang up. It was “Clark” from Coastal Equities. Coastal Equities has called me before and I’ve asked them to not call me again. I asked “Clark” for his last name. He told me it was “Pennington”. […]

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A Cold Caller Follows the Rules. News at 11.

A Cold Caller Follows the Rules. News at 11.

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Cold callers, Marc's Blog

I received a call from Steve at Coastal Equities.  It was a New York number.  I was so shocked that he was polite that I forgot to get his last name. He started into his script about “investment-grade” and I […]

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