“Rachel” calls not only our home telephone number, but also my cell phone number. Anytime you press “1” to get a person (as the robocall instructs you to do), you are connected with someone who wants to ask questions about your credit cards. As soon as you ask this person any question whatsoever — such as “What credit card company do you represent?” — the person immediately disconnects the call without answering the question.
There is every reason to believe that these robocalls come from criminals seeking only to obtain your credit card information in order to attempt to use that credit card in their criminal enterprise.
Finally!!!! The Federal Trade Commission announced an enforcement action on February 24, 2012 that may curtail these bothersome and malicious calls.