(205) 208-3114

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19 Report For (205) 208-3114

Report by KB Long ago Unknown
I am so glad I researched this. I got a bad vibe when I received the email so I googled the email address given. I am also a Mary Kay Consultant. This is disturbing.
Report by Ebony Long ago Unknown
Got it to. I usually google these kinds of things as it is hard to believe consultants are not wanting a customer & following the golden rule etc.  crazy world out there. will warn my director as well.
Report by Tina Long ago Unknown
received the same thing today, it's so sickening to think that there are people out there who would do this.It's stupid.
Report by Lesley Long ago Unknown
These scammers pretend to be deaf so you won't call them and hear their real voices  (and accents). They have also been scamming Avon, Scentsy and Pampered Chef sellers.
Report by Dawn Long ago Unknown
I got the same message, too. Mary Kay In Touch has an article on protecting yourself against fraud. If you haven't read it, do.http://applications.marykayintouch.com/Commun ... al%2ffraud.htmlJust delete it and move on. As the article says, legitimate customers will be using the consultant locator to find someone in their own area. In 16 years as a Beauty Consultant I have never had a random person become a long-term customer unless I facial her, and "Mary" will not be wanting a facial....
Report by Katie Long ago Unknown
I got the exact same message, and I'm a MK IBC in Northern Colorado, I shot her a text so I'll let you know what happens.
Report by darkshado Long ago Unknown
Here's the "point of the scam":  they will send you a fake check for more than they owe, and ask you to cash it and wire the balance via Western Union, or buy a Green Dot card with the overage and send them the card number.  Then the check bounces and you are left holding the bag.The message is clearly from a Nigerian scammer, since they usually write "by name" while introducing themselves.And they will claim to be deaf so you won't talk to them on the phone and hear their real voices.
Report by Laura Long ago Unknown
I guess I don't understand the point of the scam...I received an email from my Mary Kay personal website and this is what it said."Hi, i am Mary by name i would love to order some marykay products through you, i have tried ordering from some local consultants here but i don't like the way they respond when they realize that i am deaf.i would love to order some products through you and i will be so happy if you could be of help. You can send me a text to this number (205) 208-3114 but the best place to get through to me is via email mary_mark001@hotmail.com so please get back to me as soon as you can. Mary
Report by Chandra Long ago Unknown
I just received the same exact message. I am a Mary Kay consultant as well. I feel it is a scam as well.  So sad that people do this.
Report by Mara Long ago Unknown
I received an email from my Mary Kay personal website and this is what it said."Hi, i am Mary by name i would love to order some marykay products through you, i have tried ordering from some local consultants here but i don't like the way they respond when they realize that i am deaf.i would love to order some products through you and i will be so happy if you could be of help. You can send me a text to this number (205) 208-3114 but the best place to get through to me is via email mary_mark001@hotmail.com so please get back to me as soon as you can. Mary"I thought it sounded a little fishy.  I don't know many consultants that wouldn't want to help someone even if they were deaf.  Our motto is following the golden rule! :)
Report by Maggie Long ago Unknown
I  also a MK Consultant & she /he has contacted me several times in the past 2 weeks. Some people don't. Know when to stop yes it sickens me also.
Report by sarah Long ago Unknown
I am a Mary Kay consultant and I received the same message about wanting to order some MK products and that she is deaf, and a email address of josephmary305@yahoo...and with the phone number of 205-208-3114.
Report by Wendy Long ago Unknown
I am a Mary Kay Consultant and I got this same message as well. Why people would take the time to do something such as this is beyond me.
Report by Lynda Long ago Unknown
I am a MK rep from Idaho and just recieved this e-mail from my personal web site as well.
Report by Donna Long ago Unknown
I also got a message from this person wanting to order Mary Kay.  Second time in the last month I have received a scam like this.
Report by anonymous Long ago Unknown
Ladies, this is highly likely a scam. Am guessing the scammer says she's deaf because she does NOT want to talk with you because if you did, you will immediately realize the scammer is a MAN and sticking to emails and texts prevents you from finding out. There are several ways the scam can go -- overpayment with a check and you wire him the difference, buying MK stuff with stolen credit cards, etc. Stay away.
Report by susan Long ago Unknown
I just got the very same information from my website
Report by Carrie Long ago Unknown
I also received an email from my Mary Kay website about this Mary Johnson wanting to order make up.  It says she is deaf and hasn't been treated well by other consultants it sickens me to think someone who lie about a situation like this.
Report by shannon Long ago Unknown
I received an email through the Mary Kay website, with this number as contact info.  Wanting to buy Mary Kay.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
True you can't opt out.  It's automated.  Violates law though, if the setup manipulates the system so as opt out is impossible.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I believe  you can block the call with call blocking

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
What questions did they ask?

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
When you answer your phone, and you can immediately know it is an automated call, press the # sign as fast as you can, as many times as you can. It messes their system, and deletes your phone number.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
They just called me! Just now! I know what would stop them - $100,000 per call fines. And, the government could use some cash right now!

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
The government/DNC won’t help you; as a matter of fact they are the ones that are giving your number out.  What was supposed to help you has turned into a weapon against you.  Each month a new list of DNC numbers are released by your ever faithful government to “help” stop telemarketing phone calls but at the same time they make it available to anybody that wants a current list of WORKING NUMBERS!  Guess what by listing your number on the DNC you have just given it to every scam artist out there that has enough balls to register with the DNC.  Your government is too stupid, lazy or calloused to look right under their nose.  Remove your number from the DNC and in two months your scam callers will stop calling (though it may increase local calls).  If you don’t want to remove your number I suggest getting a call blocking device of some type.  I currently have 79 area codes blocked and at least 13 local numbers blocked and I still get repeated calls.  I love getting repeat calls because when my call blocking devices kick in I know it’s costing these morons money because the devices pick up and then hang up and I never hear the phone ring.   Get the last laugh on these jack***es by blocking them not just by complaining.  Complaining won’t stop the calls, -- Nothing Will – but you can silence your phone if you want to. The devices/programs I use are DIGITONE CALL BLOCKER 10 and PHONE TRAY. I may get the occasional stray call that gets through, BUT ONLY ONCE!!!!

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Hang up!

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Just hang up.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
interesting about the ooma remark. i NEVER got these calls until i got ooma. cooinsidence? i wonder.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Get Ooma then you can put them on the black list and never get a call from them again. Great service and low rates. There are some phones that have black list as well.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
got this while on the phone with important call.  They did offer an opt out but that usually only tells the you listened.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I have a dog that starts to howl on the second ring and hold the phone to her mouth

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Reply to "At the lake", I do the same thing with the # key.Usually, I hold it down and let the noise ring in caller's ear. Finally they hang up. These morons think we have nothing else to do,but I will try laying phone down next time and turn TV or radio up Loud for them to hear. HA HA,,thanks for your info

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I get a call from this person today which when I answer it hung up.  It shows wireless on my display screen (caller id).  Looks like no respect, so stop calling me.  You have been calling all day and when I returned the call and nobody answers.  July 18, 2011 (time:7:32 PM).  Stop calling me before I report you!

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
This gave me a great laugh!!! Thanks! :-D

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I sing "Jesus Loves Me" to them. They will hang up.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I usually use a horn in a can.  They never call back.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I received the call on my fax machine, but with *69 I can get the caller id. I have "opted out" of these type of calls mnay of times, but they continue to call. Most are robo calls, but survey or not, it is still a violation of my privacy and I continue to report them to my state AG.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
If you wait after they ask if your over 18 press 1, if your under 18 press 2, then there is a pause,  and they asy you if you want to opt out from these surveys press 3.  Press 3,  then you get a recording saying you will no longer recieve calls...

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I did the exact same thing, except I answered as (State) Police Barracks. They asked me to repeat it and and I did,  then he said "sorry I must have the wrong number and I will remove your number"Worked GREAT

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I posted my response on page 26 of this post, there are that many, all the way back to 07. Anyway this page comes up first and so I thought this might help, maybe not, here it  goes. I let my son answer one of these the other night, he worked at the pizza parlor in high school, he told me to let him answer when he saw the ID on the TV screen, he just answered it like he was at work as he just said "Hello, _---___--'s Pizza, how may I take your order tonight", they hung up just like that. Work on your answer voice for something like this and maybe they will think they got their call # list messed up and take you off of it, It wasn't this particular #, it was on the ID tonight when I came back from the store, just might help, good luck. He took it as he knows how bad I hate putting up with them and you have to wait on the answer machine and then sometimes they leave some message you can't make out, we were in the middle of something so it worked out well.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
BECAUSE you answered the questions, NOW your number will go on a list that says CALL these people, they were DUMB ENOUGH to cooperate.  If you want people to stop bothering you then 'IGNORE' their calls.  Eventually they will stop.

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Hi ,  I actually had it " COMPLETELY BLOCKED " w/ my phone service , they call at all hour's !!   Try blocking it ?  I will write if it does not get through!Have a Nice Night :)CaseyRhode Island

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I just received a call from this number indicating that it was a "wireless call."

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I have reported half a dozen numbers to the NDL.  Sometimes there is a reply but,  Nothing happens.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I have reported this number several times to the NDL. I'm begining to think it's a bunch of crap too......

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
At the end of the message, it directs you to press "1" if you're over 18, and "2" if you're not.  I pressed 2, and hopefully that will take care of the b*****ds.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Thanks, Roe.  This was helpful

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Undoubtedly, the caller can't tell time (or you). It would have been 4:24 AM Central time. So, what 'time difference' didn't they allow for at that time of the morning, regardless of the day of the week? Hmmm?

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Hey pertigal...call was RECEIVED at 5:24 A.M. East Coast Time on a Sunday...meaning the Texas call was at 3:24 A.M. ... IN THE MORNING.   What do you mean they didn't take into account the time difference.   Did you read the post correctly?!?

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
So it would have been 4:24am in Texas.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
The law allows telemarketing calls between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm your local time.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
So, then it was 4:24 a.m. Central Time and earlier in the west. That's harrassment! Calls at that time are frightening; they're usually a emergecy, e.g., someone has died, an accident or  some other medical emergency. Anyone who calls me before between 10pm and 9:00am will get their ear chewed off in a very unpleasant manner.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Undoubtedly, the caller forgot to allow for time differences.  They are in Texas.

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They called me from 214-283-1316 at 5:24 a.m. EST on a Sunday. Who in the USA do they expect to be awake and willing to answer survey questions at that time?

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Why would a 'research company' be calling from a cell phone?

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I received a call today. If you respond that you are under 18 they hang up on you. I think this may be the only way to opt out.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Same thing if you hang up the phone, fewer keystrokes too.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
How is that different than just hanging up?

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
If you press #999, it will disconnect you and will end the call

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I simply pushed two which meant I was under 18 years of age - they thanked me but I could not do the survey.  Hopefully, this will work!    I am way over 18 years old.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Annoyiing, disruptive, intrusive and not welcomed = phone spam. Not liking it.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
OK: useful information time:  When these ($%&^) call, hang up then pick up the phone and dial *57.  This causes the call to be traced by the telephone company even if the caller was spoofing their caller ID. (it costs $4 on your phone bill unless *57 service is already part of your telephone service package) Then, once you have traced the same number three times, file a complaint with the local police department. The police department can (and is supposed to ) retrieve the tracing information from the telephone company.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I like your atitude about doing something!  A couple of months ago I kept posting on this blog to contact the local media and also the State Attorney General's (SAG) office.  This morning I read an article in the local paper that indicated my SAG is being swamped with complaints from consumers. A local TV station just ran a piece indicating that the scammers and marketeers are ignoring the law because of Robo call technology and they evade getting fined.  I truly believe phone companies need to be heavily fined vs giving businesses such as these breaks in their bills.  Do you know what all those fees comsumers are for?  Please put the pressure on by contacting your local SAG and local media.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
In order to sue you must know who is calling, their legal name and address. Sometimes the caller SAYS he is from XYZ company in Florida but XYZ Company in florida claims it isn't them or XYZ Co went bankrupt 5 yrs ago or ....the name is a "Doing Business as" name. Finding the real name of an unregistered DBA name or trade name is difficult at best. Since when do these telemarketers tell the truth

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Marilyn, its a little dumb to tell people not to whine. Thats what we all are doing.  And, we're finding out what other people have experienced and how many people dislike these robo calls.  Do you really believe this number of people can cause congressional legislation?  If you do, I have a snail in my yard worth a million dollars and I'll share it with you if you just send me a hundred.  Get it?  Its not a bad idea to vent on herer because its good to see how many people hate this kind of intrusive and nonsensical call.  This is a great forum

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
You're doing exactally what you are complaining others are doing only you are wasting more time and space than they are. Just pick up the phone and hang it up. These messages are only to see if the number is a valid number so a telemarketer can call you back later. They make a list and sell them to telemarketers.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
. . . People who use this as an excuse to whine and vent, rather than as a powerful took to pool information with which to fight back.If all you "do" about the problem is express an opinion -- here -- that the law needs to be changed, you waste your time and ours. If you write to your elected state and federal representatives, then you're closer to being of some use.Think about it:     Right now, two issues on the political stage are Health Care and Torture. Telemarketing, for many, is torture. If you read these posts, and ads on this site which say things like "Harassed by Phone Calls?" you already know this. So, those who are opposed to torture of our enemies should be quite willing to put a stop to this torture.     There is an ever-growing body of evidence that stress causes a large percentage of health issues. Some doctors give estimates as high as (or higher than) 75% of patient visits being caused by stress. So, anyone who has the slightest interest in any kind of health care availability increase or who advocates any -- no matter how narrow -- particular kind of health care program should be eager to reduce stress among the citizenry.     Which means putting far more restrictions on telemarketing. Whether they are opposed to torture or in favor of health care, the conclusion is the same. And, if they claim telemarketing is not torture, check this: Do they give out their personal home telephone numbers? Are those numbers listed in the phone book? If not, then they are hypocrites, and clearly recognize the stressful -- torturing -- nature of telemarketing.------------------Don't whine. Do something. Post useful contact information about whoever calls you. Don't brag about the stupid act of not answering the phone to find out who is doing the harassment. Grow a pair, pick up the phone, ask some questions. Even play along, if that's what it takes. Find out who is making the calls, then post real information of the useful kind here.And, think about filing lawsuits yourself. If the FCC or FTC is able to collect ten billion trillion dollars from a telemarketer for violating the rules, you won't get a single cent. If you sue them, you can get as much as $20,000 per call.While that is an unlikely and difficult goal to reach (IT HAS BEEN DONE.), it's highly likely and not too difficult to collect between $500 and %1,500 per VIOLATION. And, a single call can potentially comprise multiple violations.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
agree also ,very annoying

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Agreed.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I got The call from (2114)283-1316 at 6:52pm.....about dinner time. All that caller ID said was Wireless Caller. The automated message claimed to be from a company called Rassmusen Research, at that point I hung up. in my opinion automated research polls should be treated like Email spam.. and made illegeal. just my two cents worth

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Well, if you're a telemarketer, of course you think telemarketing is totally legitimate. Drug dealers think dealing drugs is legitimate way to make a living.The truth is that these marketing "surveys" are really just pretexting. They're trying to gather personal information on you.I fell for that once. They called me to do a survey on local radio stations. They asked me my occupation and they hung up without asking any questions about radio stations. It was probably my former employer.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I took their poll.  It seemed legitimate, with no "gotcha" questions.  It had some national questions, but seemed to have more focused on the upcoming North Carolina primaries (in May) for governor and senator.  Since I live in NC, it seemed perfectly natural.  I work for a company which does similar polls - though with live telephone interviewers.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Yes these morons are out of the Plano, texas area.  Area code 214 is texas, with the exchange of 283 out of the Dallas central office. In phone talk, the calls are routed to dallas and then rerouted to plano.  The information pages in the front of my phone directory told me that much, so this company that charges apprently isn't worth their salt, unless they can tell you something MUCH more specific.  That interested?  Try asking your service provider brfore shelling out any $.  Seems unfair to have to pay for the info leading to the offensive party.  GOOD LUCK!!

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Actually you can find out to whom this number is registered. You just have to pay for the information.  Intellius said that it was in the Plano, TX area, but if you wanted more information, you have to pay for it.  Even protecting your rights costs us victims.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Bull! They're only exempt initially. Once you tell them to stop calling you they are no longer exempt and the DNC laws apply.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
If this is in fact a phone call asking for you to answer a "poll", then they are, unfortunately, not governed by the rules set forth in the Do Not Call registry.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I called Pennsylvania's Attorney General.  You can file a complaint with your state and nationally.  They are trying to stop these calls, said they get complaints every day.  Keep calling them and telling them that you are tired of this.  That is what they get paid for...put your tax dollars to work.  Keep the Attorney General's phones tied up and they might get the message...WE ARE TIRED OF THESE ANNOYING CALLS!!!

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
You can go to www.ftc.gov and file a coplaint online.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Please tell me how to file a complain these people suck!!!!

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Thank you for posting that link. I have been registered with DNC for years and yet this people still call.I have filed a complaint against them!

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
these people suck, can't find a way to get ahold of the company, but at the very least, follow this link to file a complaint with the Do Not Call List:https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Hello, my mother recieved this call and didn't answer it. When she tried calling it back it clicked her off. She couldn't get a ring or answer.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Call them back, you will get an option to press 3 to get on their do not caall list...or so they say...time will tteell

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
That's what I have been doing, rather than getting annoyed

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I got this call and I have caller id and I didnt answer the phone and they left no message thank goodness for called id.

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Here are the rules: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/do-not-call-list

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They called my cell number without my permission.

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Yes, they are governed by DNC lists.  Pennsylvania has 3 exceptions, 1) someone I have done business with in the past 13 months, 2) Non-profits and 3) Politicians.  You sweetie are not an exclusion, you are a royal pain in the butt.  Could not break the call this recording from 2142831316.  How many times do you have to call someone's home and have them hang-up.  This one was about how I would rate the President.  Another one was how would I rate my bank.  If I were not happy with my President, I have the option to vote and for my bank...none of your business.

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Thanks for the imfo.  it really helps to understand this sort of thing.  Calls can be annoying.

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yes there are time restrictions --NOTHING AFTER 9PM.  This includes all types of telemarking call.  Report anything after 9PM!!!!!

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Go to the DNC list and read it for yourself as to how wrong you are here.Robocalls to anyone on the DNC list are a no-no.

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The problem with these "survey" groups now is that they are using the "survey" gimmick to get around the DNC list and try to sell you something.  They have you answer a few dorky questions and then they tell you as a thank you, they will send you a free gift and you only have to pay shipping and handling or a "service fee."  The problem is that these fees are usually equal to the cost of the item and so you have just bought it.   So many people fall for this scam.

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how about when I askto speak to their supervisor and they refuse??? or how about when I ask each time to not to call me every again ???? How about then they just call and breath into the phone and then hang up  dont I have any &^$%## rights??????   Suvey this!!!!

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Actually this has changed now. Cell phones are now legal to call for research companies and they will cold call. I have also (on my home number) been receiving cold calls from law firms looking to bolster their potential class action suits. These calls start out as claiming to be a research call also. This number 214-283-1316 has been calling me every day for at least a week, the automated system claims it is a political survey.

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Thank you for the information.  They called me last eve at 19:00hrs.  Did not even give me enough time to get to the phone before they hung up

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Bull! They're only exempt initially. Once you tell them to stop calling you they are no longer exempt and the DNC laws apply.

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Survey Companies are considered telemarketers since they collect and sell your info. This outfit is a scam and violates FCC laws for dead calls and war dialing. They are bound to observe the no call list, but scam outfits never pay attention to it as they are difficult to trace and stay ahead of investigators. I have reported these crooks to FTC and FCC and State Attorney general, but they are impossible to find in a physical location.

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Some people have families to feed and sell drugs to make money; that doesn't make it right. There is no difference between telemarketers/solicitors and burglars.

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Bank robbers and muggers are also just trying to make a living.

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In a way I agree with "shame on you".  A HUGE majority of these calls are illegal scammers who go beyond the bounds of "just trying to make a living".  I am currently out of work and would NEVER take a job telemarketing or doing bogus "market surveys".

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Perhaps you are lucky enough to have never been out of work.  Some people take these jobs because they have families to feed.  I hate the unsolicited calls as much as the next person but I have never though that a caller did it to ruin my day; they are just trying to make a living.  As for trashy people, they are the ones with condemning opinions like yours.

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only trashy people do that kind of work

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After being told that they can't put me on the DNC-list, when I've asked for a supervisor they either say that there is no supervisor available, or put you on hold for a few minutes and then hand up.

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Been there done that and still filing complaints ns till getting the calls you should she my notebook of phone calls .. It ranges from this to that Playboy Magazine survey to credit interest rate .. better hurry now!!

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you are in a dream world honey...

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market research calls are subject to the same laws...they are not allowed to call before 9am or after 9pm and if you tell them to take your number off your list they must do so...if not they can be reported to the fcc

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Since i've joined the do no call list. Seems like i get more junk calls than i did before i joined it.

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When you request that you put them on their Do Not Call List, they are required to Stop using their list until they have put you on it. (at least in some states)

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The above information is not correct.  Here is the precise language from the National Do Not Call Registries official site.  Survey firms, charities, and politicians, and organizations working on their behalf are not subject to national DNC restrictions."Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls. However, if you ask a company with which you have an existing business relationship to place your number on its own do-not-call list, it must honor your request.  You should keep a record of the date you make the request."   (www.donotcall.gov).

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Even when you do all of what your post said they ignore you... Thanks for telling the facts!! Even if it is before 9 pm and you tell them not to call you they should honor your request right??? I feel like I have no rights... I am harassed every day by the people and no one does anything to stop them

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I got the same from barrage of phone calls from the other side.  You can't win.

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We have gotten numerous calls fom Republican surveys.We have been flooded with mail too. This was a survey about the economy, and I d not know which party called, or if it was independent.

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Both parties do this.You're getting calls from Democrats, because the data they have on you makes them think there's a good chance you'll vote Democratic. It's usually because of the town you live in. During the special US Senate election in January 2010, I got a LOT of calls and they were almost all from Scott Brown, because my town is mostly Republican. A friend of mine in a wealthy town got calls only from the Democratic candidate.

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Maybe the Democratic National Committee is tired of people calling them too. LOL

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the joke is that everyone refers to DNC list. Well friends, that can also be the Democratic National Committee. DNC = Do Not Call and DNC = Democratic National Committee

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I have found that most of these calls can be stop, especially after filling a complaint.  However, I find political calls the most annoying...   There should be a law to put them on the DNC list also....   Yea right, I can see that getting past too  (lol)  Fortunately tho, its seasonal

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Funy about that. I got so many calls from the  Obombers during the 2008 election year that even if I was intending to vote for him I would have voted for anyone else who didn't repeatedly call me and not stop when I asked  them to.

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According to the national DNC registry, a company has 31 days to add you from their do not call list. I recently put a post on facebook that anyone who has signed up for the DNC should go back and read it in it's entirety. Many organizations are exempt, but all must put you on their internal DNC list if the caller requests it. (again withing 31 days)

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So true.  They're collecting information for some company.  Whether that data gets sold or not, it *could* be sold to more telemarketers and junk mailers.  But, if they have more information about you, your data record will be more valuable to other telemarketers and junk mailers.  Best thing is to do not give out anything.  Funny thing is, peope that are not in the know will believe that it will prevent more calls from that one company, but what people have to realize that companies doesn't just collect information for nothing.

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Are you crazy? It's bad enough they have your number. Don't give them your name and address too.

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I'm sorry, but telemarketers I talk to generally hang up the moment I mention "do Not Call", the word "list" doesn't seem to get heard. I'd never get more words in to ask for a confirmation letter. If we tweek the law a bit and not only fine the company for violating the do not call list but the worker for not following the federal guidelines in removing phone numbers from lists, maybe it would work.

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Recently my phone company, Broadband went out of business and I had to find another one. I found an over the internet phone company (Phone.com) and boy, am I happy. I live in a retirement community and we were getting 8 to 10  calls a day.With my old service, I could not block any calls. But with this new service, I can block all of them. You should see my block list. All is quite now and I am at peace, plus the new service only cost me $9.88 a month, plus taxes. To say that I am happy is an under statement. If you have no blocking or limited blocking, maybe you should go on line and check out this service. All you need is high speed internet connection.

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I have filed complaints (both FTC/FCC and state) on over 20 numbers in the last couple of months.  Also, I have spoken to the state DA.  The DA's office told me THE DO NOT CALL LIST IS A WASTE OF TIME AND TOTALLY UNENFORCEABLE due to current technology which allows for the creation of fictitious phone numbers.  I keep a rolling list of blocked numbers as my telephone supplier only allows for 12 numbers to be blocked.  I am going to take a suggestion offered in these comments and set automatic forwarding of these calls either to themseleves or another harassing number.

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I filed a complaint for this number plus 16 other numbers to the FTC for this Card Services. I have 12 of these numbers blocked on my phone, this is my limit with my phone company. This Company has many numbers they call from including cell phone numbers. All we can do is keep filing these complaints with FTC and maybe they will catch up with this Company. I have been dealing with these people calling me since 2009. I have asked them to take me off their list and all they do is hang up on me. Time to shut this business down. I'm not sure what else to do. I called my Local Phone Co., talked to the Police and filed for the 3rd time on the "Do Not Call List". The Police advised me to file a complaint with the FTC I have done that.  I will be filing a complaint every time they call. So my advice to everyone else is to keep filing a complaint to FTC web site.  https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx?panel=2And here is the FTC phone number to file complaints: Phone: Call our toll-free helpline:1-877-FTC-HELP      ( 1-877-382-4357  )TTY: 1-866-653-4261Hope this information helps some of the readers.Lets flood FTC with all these complaints. Maybe they will do something about it.

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Doesn't help what the company does is change the calling phone number. I have gotten so many calls from this person wanting me to change credit cards to their company. It is always the same person with a different phone number. That's how they get around this.

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This is from an old telemarketer. When you request to be removed from their calling databank,you should also ask for a letter to be mailed to you stating you have been removed. There is also an 800 number each company has for these kind of complaints. Ask for the number and call it if you are bothered again after 72 hours.  If no removal has been done, then report the company to FCC.

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Maybe this post explains why there are so many illegal telemarketing calls. Someone starts out as an interviewer, comes to imagine they know all the rules, gets promoted . . . and then applies a lot of rules or implements a lot of waivers that don't exist.NOBODY is entitled to call after 9 p.m.ALL COMPANIES OF ANY FORM, CALLING FOR ANY REASON, are required to stop calling when notified of the recipient's request to stop. Some pretend that, unless you say, "Put us on your do not call list." they are not required to do it, but the reality is that they are prohibited from interfering -- in any way -- with a do not call request. That includes pretending the request did not take what they consider to be the "right form."This statement is true: " . . .they still cannot call a personal cell phone though unless you give them permission."And, "If they tell you they can not put you on a DNC list..." the company is not in compliance with the law. A supervisor or manager may be able to help, but if the caller can't do it, chances are the company is n't even trying to comply. Part of the confusion stems from the fact that they are allowed to call even people who are on state or national Do Not Call registries. However, ALL entities (Even politicians.) are required to have internal DNC lists. They're also required to immediately put you on their list as soon as you ask.

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didn't know that - thanks so much for the great information!

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Thank you I just got one tonight and it is from Plano TX great being bothered again

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thanks for posting this. this has clarified some questions i've had.

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I used to work for market research companies as an interviewer, market research survey calls are not included in the law by the National DNC list, so you may receive calls from market research, they also do not have time restrictions like solicitors since they are not selling anything, companies like Gallup however try to keep it no later than 9 PM.  Most research companies also can disposition a call as Do Not Call, and have the number on a list, but not all of them do this, they are also not required to do so, Gallup and MSR out of Omaha however do, Its annoying, they still cannot call a personal cell phone though unless you give them permission.  If they tell you they can not put you on a DNC list...ask for a supervisor or manager...they'll normally get you on something or remove the number from the current program database.  I hope this helps.

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A research company called with an automated survey. There is no way to opt out as far as I understand. I answered the questions. Hopefully they will stop calling. Did anyone manage to unsubscribe from them?

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We've gotten calls from them two days straight. Girl was very rude this morning. Would not give me any information about her company.Told me that her company didn't work that way and that they couldn't give any information until they talked to my boss. He has no idea who they are and has no interest in talking to them without an idea of the business they conduct. I asked to be removed from the list and her reply, "You aren't on a list. Get over it."

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These people are worse than herpes. Nothing you can say to them will make them stop... call back and ask to be removed. Otherwise they will tie up your phones non stop

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oh please just stop being such a jerk. This company has been around for almost 17yrs and it is by far legit and exceptional to all our current and DAILY added clientele. Do you really get your kicks off of "cyber" abusing companies and ppl? I mean really in this day and age you should never judge someone or a small business for trying to make income and feed homes/families. Its immature and really a total waste of energy...btw..I've been there for 2 1/2 yrs. I haven't went hungry yet, so i guess this site really doesn't affect anyone..doesn't it? (well, except for you of course) GOD BLESS! ;)

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We don't call you, you call us, we didn't ask you to call, and don't tell honest people to LAY OFF. You deserve every bit of abuse you get and MORE. Get a whistle in your ear lately? Keep calling, YOU WILL.Doesn't matter whether you're a scam or not anymore. 99 out of 100 cold calls are scams these days, so any intelligent person who gets your call will deal with you accordingly. You are wasting our time. Your are a blight. We are so glad to see you on here, because that says this site is working and you are having trouble tricking people out of money.Peacock? John? Answering yourself LOL!

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I agree with John. Everyone has a job... this just happens to be theirs. LAY OFF! And maybe you should pass the messages along to the owner. It could be beneficial to the company.

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have you ever done telemarketing? several co. market this way and does alot better than some commercial or yellow page add.say what you want we keep getting paid!thanks!!!!!!!11

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Courtney called and very polite. I told her that we already have a web based camera solution and although polite, she was ready to get off of the phone almost immediately.

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These guys call. The caller is Rob Cheek. VERY ANNOYING . Called every day for two weeks. Always asks for me, but my receptionist doesn't put him through. He identifies himself as working for BIT Equipment. RUDE.

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Dwayne Turner from BIT Security called.  Said he needed to speak to the owner and asked for him by name.  Tried to sound like a potential customer and said he needed to speak to the owner about equipment.  I'm glad I the read the other comments and didn't waste the busy owner's time.

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Brian has called every day asking for the owner of the company.  He got the name of the office manager and is now asking to speak with him.  He is very long winded and I do not have the time so I have started haning up on the guy.  VERY Annoying!!!

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"Brian" has called several times a week for the owner.  The 'owner' NEVER takes cold calls like this but this guy is very persistent.  Glad to know it's restaurant equipment because I've tried to send him to that part of the business but he insists the 'owner' will be better suited for his discussions.  Glad this guy from nowehereland knows more about my boss than I do - and I've worked for him for ten years!!!

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336-540-8822 Derek Capertion from BIT called about security claiming he wanted to stop by and talk about our security.  The owner never takes these calls but I took down the message.  More than likely my boss wont call back.  just wanted to fyi on the database here :)

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"Ashley" just called from this number & gave her company's name as BIT Equipment Co.  But she didn't ask for any of our cell phone numbers; just left a message asking that the owner call her back.  Because we sell restaurant equipment, I thought BIT was cold calling for new business. Now that I know the truth, I won't bother passing her message on to the boss!  Thank you all for posting!!

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Rudest man ever!!! Do not do business with this company.

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This number is for BIT Services - Robert Beeler.  It is a security camera survalance company in Greensboro, NC.  The caller (Robert) is VERY short and wants to talk to the owner.  I tell him he is not in and ask to take a message.  I then get asked for the owners cell phone.  I tell the caller I am not allowed to give that out but would be happy to take a message.  Sometimes I will get him to give me name and company name, other times he is just RUDE and hangs up.

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Play this fax machine tone into the phone when you suspect a spam call and they will stop calling you.http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/machine_sound_effects/fax_call.wav

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Thanks for that URL. I've received several calls from this number, none of which I have answered. I have submitted a request for removal, and we'll see if it works. I have my doubts... If it doesn't, I will complain as I am on the no-call list. I know that donationrequest calls are typically exempted, but I believe that once you have asked them to remove your number from their list, and they call again anyway, you can report them.  But I need to verify that.  I hope it doesn't come to that though...

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Thanks for the helpful info.  Have submitted request to have number removed.

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Address? I saw nothing with address.

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Why would they want your name and address to take your number off their list when all they need is your phone number. Sounds like a telemarketer ploy to get your info to sell to other telemarketers.????

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My mother has been getting calls from this same phone number 2x a day. I found the website for the organization for the Cancer Foundation on whose behalf that the phone solicitor company are making calls. Try this page for taking your phone number of the call list:http://childrenscancerrecovery.org/contact/request-removal-from-calling-list/

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FYI, it is NOT a bill collector. I have no outstanding bills. I get the same call from the same company every year around this time. In fact, I have been told by these people that if I have a heart at all I will donate. I have even been told exactly how they go about giving these poor children painful injections with large needles, etc. and asked how I can be so heartless as to think of only myself when they are going through all of that?? I explained to them how I had a baby sister with cancer who spent a majority of her life battling childhood cancer so not to even tell me about painful treatments because I knew all about them firsthand. These people can be ruthless and cold to get their money and if you don't promise them a certain amount on the phone, they'll take your name so you can "think about it" for a week by sending you an envelope to send it back in. Don't fall for it. They are NOT bill collectors ~ they are scam operators.

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Sorry about your illness, you are now eligible for Government aid as you can no longer work nor pay COBRA, Charity Care (which all Hospitals have) will help you with your deductable. Your Insurance company cannot legally charge you such a high deductable especially with a terminal disease unless you were given treatments that are not FDA approved.Wish you well, but fight for coverage

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Just because someone is receiving calls from a bill collector doesn't mean they "deserve" to be harrassed. I have payed every bill on time my entire lifetime until the past three months when I've been inundated with more than $12,000.00 in medical bills (above & beyond what my insurance paid) after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

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Not it is NOT a bill collector. I owe NOTHING!  I would not be getting a bill collection call, and if you are then you deserve to be harassed.

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This is not a bill collector, this is a scam trying to get money, they run various types of scams using various numbers, but they are in no way a bill collector. Bill collectors have to inform you of whom they r collecting for as well as act. number so both themselves and person paying have proof of payment, they cannot get money as a charity then put it towards your debt.

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I have no Bills that need to be paid or that are overdue, however, I got a call about 8:45 AM today 1/24/13 and it was a recording stating something about the Childrens Cancer Society.  I answered that call because my wife was still sleeping and I was reading the paper.  Trying to stop the phone from ringing I answered.  These people are thieves and reporting these kind of calls to the FTC (Do No Call List) helps no one.  I suggest everyone delete their own caller ID and start calling the pest back, loading their number with inbound calls, keep the line open anyway you can.  It want stop the calls but it will prevent them from making so many. So, if you have the time, give them a call all hours of the day.

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You could have a cache of cash...

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Professor  English,Does correcting grammar a turn you on?This is not the type of forum that cares about such trivial matters!You need to take your smug a** to the writer’s almanac site and dissect those submissions.

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Really? Grammar police on a website that people show up to read a blurb about potential scammers calling them?Please, get a life.Also, FYI, some people use "cache" to put a humorous spin on "cash"...Relax, take a breath and realize this is a small online forum, not a thesis that is to be graded.Yeesh.

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Spare "cache" ???Cache definition:A hiding place, especially one in the ground, for ammunition, food, treasures, etc.: For example:"She hid her jewelry in a little cache in the cellar".

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Bill collectors do that: they try to get money from you. And pretending to be a charity is the method a few use to do things like determine if you have spare cache, get your bank info, etc.  While I have no info if THIS number is doing that, I do know that some bill collectors do this kind of illegal trickery.

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No, it's not a bill collector.  It's someone trying to get money out of you.

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this is not charity number is a bill collector

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In April of 2012 the Better Business Bureau posted the following message for Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation:Despite written BBB Wise Giving Alliance requests in the past year, this organization either has not responded to Alliance requests for information or has declined to be evaluated in relation to the Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability. While participation in the Alliance’s charity review efforts is voluntary, the Alliance believes that failure to participate may demonstrate a lack of commitment to transparency.

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That's what we did..gave directly to St Jude NEVER give phone or email donations!

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they called and we didn't answer, ,,but wanted to say I looked up the telemarketers fee and it is anything under $25.00 ,so anything you give them over $25. goes to the charity minus 25% so if you give them $100. they take half of it plus administrative costs ,which can be whatever they want. the charity if it is even real will only end up with about 10% you'd be better off giving directly to St Jude Hospital for children, cut out the telemarketerand your donation to ST JUDE hospital for children will get used 100% by ST JUDE Hospital.

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said they were a telemarketer calling on behalf of a children's cancer fund and wanted me to send out cards to my neighbors. Telemarketer's take a BIG cut of any funds raised, so give to charities directly.

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Just got a call asking if I would donate to help kids with cancer. I said they could mail me a card and I might donate. They asked for my first name and when I said I first wanted to know how they got my number, they hung up. Doesn't seem very legit.

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https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation. ... nl=FaceSuperNavst jude childrens hospital is in memphis tn on Danny Thomas drive. they deserve a donation.telemarketers don't, give directly.

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THey will not quit calling  .  I do a lot for theleukemi foundation do not these people harrassing me all day long.

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I received call from this number 1-877-218-8360, we did not answer because, i dont lioke calls from some one whom is unknow to us family, kind of weird calls we received since the past 2 weeks, and some calls are blocked too. i will need some help how to stop this calls.

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True you can't opt out.  It's automated.  Violates law though, if the setup manipulates the system so as opt out is impossible.

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I believe  you can block the call with call blocking

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What questions did they ask?

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When you answer your phone, and you can immediately know it is an automated call, press the # sign as fast as you can, as many times as you can. It messes their system, and deletes your phone number.

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They just called me! Just now! I know what would stop them - $100,000 per call fines. And, the government could use some cash right now!

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The government/DNC won’t help you; as a matter of fact they are the ones that are giving your number out.  What was supposed to help you has turned into a weapon against you.  Each month a new list of DNC numbers are released by your ever faithful government to “help” stop telemarketing phone calls but at the same time they make it available to anybody that wants a current list of WORKING NUMBERS!  Guess what by listing your number on the DNC you have just given it to every scam artist out there that has enough balls to register with the DNC.  Your government is too stupid, lazy or calloused to look right under their nose.  Remove your number from the DNC and in two months your scam callers will stop calling (though it may increase local calls).  If you don’t want to remove your number I suggest getting a call blocking device of some type.  I currently have 79 area codes blocked and at least 13 local numbers blocked and I still get repeated calls.  I love getting repeat calls because when my call blocking devices kick in I know it’s costing these morons money because the devices pick up and then hang up and I never hear the phone ring.   Get the last laugh on these jack***es by blocking them not just by complaining.  Complaining won’t stop the calls, -- Nothing Will – but you can silence your phone if you want to. The devices/programs I use are DIGITONE CALL BLOCKER 10 and PHONE TRAY. I may get the occasional stray call that gets through, BUT ONLY ONCE!!!!

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Hang up!

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Just hang up.

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interesting about the ooma remark. i NEVER got these calls until i got ooma. cooinsidence? i wonder.

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Get Ooma then you can put them on the black list and never get a call from them again. Great service and low rates. There are some phones that have black list as well.

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got this while on the phone with important call.  They did offer an opt out but that usually only tells the you listened.

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I have a dog that starts to howl on the second ring and hold the phone to her mouth

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Reply to "At the lake", I do the same thing with the # key.Usually, I hold it down and let the noise ring in caller's ear. Finally they hang up. These morons think we have nothing else to do,but I will try laying phone down next time and turn TV or radio up Loud for them to hear. HA HA,,thanks for your info

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When I get these I hit the "#" sign about 6 - 8 times quickly.  Normally it confuses the automated system and it logs the call as an error and most often removes the number from their call list.  If there is a "person" I normally just say "hold on a second" and put the phone down.  It is hilarious to listen to them shouting "hello, hello, hello" before they finally hang up.

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I get a call from this person today which when I answer it hung up.  It shows wireless on my display screen (caller id).  Looks like no respect, so stop calling me.  You have been calling all day and when I returned the call and nobody answers.  July 18, 2011 (time:7:32 PM).  Stop calling me before I report you!

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This gave me a great laugh!!! Thanks! :-D

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I sing "Jesus Loves Me" to them. They will hang up.

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I usually use a horn in a can.  They never call back.

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I received the call on my fax machine, but with *69 I can get the caller id. I have "opted out" of these type of calls mnay of times, but they continue to call. Most are robo calls, but survey or not, it is still a violation of my privacy and I continue to report them to my state AG.

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If you wait after they ask if your over 18 press 1, if your under 18 press 2, then there is a pause,  and they asy you if you want to opt out from these surveys press 3.  Press 3,  then you get a recording saying you will no longer recieve calls...

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I did the exact same thing, except I answered as (State) Police Barracks. They asked me to repeat it and and I did,  then he said "sorry I must have the wrong number and I will remove your number"Worked GREAT

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I posted my response on page 26 of this post, there are that many, all the way back to 07. Anyway this page comes up first and so I thought this might help, maybe not, here it  goes. I let my son answer one of these the other night, he worked at the pizza parlor in high school, he told me to let him answer when he saw the ID on the TV screen, he just answered it like he was at work as he just said "Hello, _---___--'s Pizza, how may I take your order tonight", they hung up just like that. Work on your answer voice for something like this and maybe they will think they got their call # list messed up and take you off of it, It wasn't this particular #, it was on the ID tonight when I came back from the store, just might help, good luck. He took it as he knows how bad I hate putting up with them and you have to wait on the answer machine and then sometimes they leave some message you can't make out, we were in the middle of something so it worked out well.

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BECAUSE you answered the questions, NOW your number will go on a list that says CALL these people, they were DUMB ENOUGH to cooperate.  If you want people to stop bothering you then 'IGNORE' their calls.  Eventually they will stop.

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Hi ,  I actually had it " COMPLETELY BLOCKED " w/ my phone service , they call at all hour's !!   Try blocking it ?  I will write if it does not get through!Have a Nice Night :)CaseyRhode Island

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I just received a call from this number indicating that it was a "wireless call."

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I have reported half a dozen numbers to the NDL.  Sometimes there is a reply but,  Nothing happens.

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I have reported this number several times to the NDL. I'm begining to think it's a bunch of crap too......

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At the end of the message, it directs you to press "1" if you're over 18, and "2" if you're not.  I pressed 2, and hopefully that will take care of the b*****ds.

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Thanks, Roe.  This was helpful

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Undoubtedly, the caller can't tell time (or you). It would have been 4:24 AM Central time. So, what 'time difference' didn't they allow for at that time of the morning, regardless of the day of the week? Hmmm?

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Hey pertigal...call was RECEIVED at 5:24 A.M. East Coast Time on a Sunday...meaning the Texas call was at 3:24 A.M. ... IN THE MORNING.   What do you mean they didn't take into account the time difference.   Did you read the post correctly?!?

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So it would have been 4:24am in Texas.

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The law allows telemarketing calls between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm your local time.

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So, then it was 4:24 a.m. Central Time and earlier in the west. That's harrassment! Calls at that time are frightening; they're usually a emergecy, e.g., someone has died, an accident or  some other medical emergency. Anyone who calls me before between 10pm and 9:00am will get their ear chewed off in a very unpleasant manner.

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Undoubtedly, the caller forgot to allow for time differences.  They are in Texas.

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They called me from 214-283-1316 at 5:24 a.m. EST on a Sunday. Who in the USA do they expect to be awake and willing to answer survey questions at that time?

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Why would a 'research company' be calling from a cell phone?

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I received a call today. If you respond that you are under 18 they hang up on you. I think this may be the only way to opt out.

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Same thing if you hang up the phone, fewer keystrokes too.

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How is that different than just hanging up?

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If you press #999, it will disconnect you and will end the call

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I simply pushed two which meant I was under 18 years of age - they thanked me but I could not do the survey.  Hopefully, this will work!    I am way over 18 years old.

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Annoyiing, disruptive, intrusive and not welcomed = phone spam. Not liking it.

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OK: useful information time:  When these ($%&^) call, hang up then pick up the phone and dial *57.  This causes the call to be traced by the telephone company even if the caller was spoofing their caller ID. (it costs $4 on your phone bill unless *57 service is already part of your telephone service package) Then, once you have traced the same number three times, file a complaint with the local police department. The police department can (and is supposed to ) retrieve the tracing information from the telephone company.

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I like your atitude about doing something!  A couple of months ago I kept posting on this blog to contact the local media and also the State Attorney General's (SAG) office.  This morning I read an article in the local paper that indicated my SAG is being swamped with complaints from consumers. A local TV station just ran a piece indicating that the scammers and marketeers are ignoring the law because of Robo call technology and they evade getting fined.  I truly believe phone companies need to be heavily fined vs giving businesses such as these breaks in their bills.  Do you know what all those fees comsumers are for?  Please put the pressure on by contacting your local SAG and local media.

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In order to sue you must know who is calling, their legal name and address. Sometimes the caller SAYS he is from XYZ company in Florida but XYZ Company in florida claims it isn't them or XYZ Co went bankrupt 5 yrs ago or ....the name is a "Doing Business as" name. Finding the real name of an unregistered DBA name or trade name is difficult at best. Since when do these telemarketers tell the truth

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Marilyn, its a little dumb to tell people not to whine. Thats what we all are doing.  And, we're finding out what other people have experienced and how many people dislike these robo calls.  Do you really believe this number of people can cause congressional legislation?  If you do, I have a snail in my yard worth a million dollars and I'll share it with you if you just send me a hundred.  Get it?  Its not a bad idea to vent on herer because its good to see how many people hate this kind of intrusive and nonsensical call.  This is a great forum

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You're doing exactally what you are complaining others are doing only you are wasting more time and space than they are. Just pick up the phone and hang it up. These messages are only to see if the number is a valid number so a telemarketer can call you back later. They make a list and sell them to telemarketers.

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. . . People who use this as an excuse to whine and vent, rather than as a powerful took to pool information with which to fight back.If all you "do" about the problem is express an opinion -- here -- that the law needs to be changed, you waste your time and ours. If you write to your elected state and federal representatives, then you're closer to being of some use.Think about it:     Right now, two issues on the political stage are Health Care and Torture. Telemarketing, for many, is torture. If you read these posts, and ads on this site which say things like "Harassed by Phone Calls?" you already know this. So, those who are opposed to torture of our enemies should be quite willing to put a stop to this torture.     There is an ever-growing body of evidence that stress causes a large percentage of health issues. Some doctors give estimates as high as (or higher than) 75% of patient visits being caused by stress. So, anyone who has the slightest interest in any kind of health care availability increase or who advocates any -- no matter how narrow -- particular kind of health care program should be eager to reduce stress among the citizenry.     Which means putting far more restrictions on telemarketing. Whether they are opposed to torture or in favor of health care, the conclusion is the same. And, if they claim telemarketing is not torture, check this: Do they give out their personal home telephone numbers? Are those numbers listed in the phone book? If not, then they are hypocrites, and clearly recognize the stressful -- torturing -- nature of telemarketing.------------------Don't whine. Do something. Post useful contact information about whoever calls you. Don't brag about the stupid act of not answering the phone to find out who is doing the harassment. Grow a pair, pick up the phone, ask some questions. Even play along, if that's what it takes. Find out who is making the calls, then post real information of the useful kind here.And, think about filing lawsuits yourself. If the FCC or FTC is able to collect ten billion trillion dollars from a telemarketer for violating the rules, you won't get a single cent. If you sue them, you can get as much as $20,000 per call.While that is an unlikely and difficult goal to reach (IT HAS BEEN DONE.), it's highly likely and not too difficult to collect between $500 and %1,500 per VIOLATION. And, a single call can potentially comprise multiple violations.

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agree also ,very annoying

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Agreed.

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I got The call from (2114)283-1316 at 6:52pm.....about dinner time. All that caller ID said was Wireless Caller. The automated message claimed to be from a company called Rassmusen Research, at that point I hung up. in my opinion automated research polls should be treated like Email spam.. and made illegeal. just my two cents worth

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Well, if you're a telemarketer, of course you think telemarketing is totally legitimate. Drug dealers think dealing drugs is legitimate way to make a living.The truth is that these marketing "surveys" are really just pretexting. They're trying to gather personal information on you.I fell for that once. They called me to do a survey on local radio stations. They asked me my occupation and they hung up without asking any questions about radio stations. It was probably my former employer.

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I took their poll.  It seemed legitimate, with no "gotcha" questions.  It had some national questions, but seemed to have more focused on the upcoming North Carolina primaries (in May) for governor and senator.  Since I live in NC, it seemed perfectly natural.  I work for a company which does similar polls - though with live telephone interviewers.

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Yes these morons are out of the Plano, texas area.  Area code 214 is texas, with the exchange of 283 out of the Dallas central office. In phone talk, the calls are routed to dallas and then rerouted to plano.  The information pages in the front of my phone directory told me that much, so this company that charges apprently isn't worth their salt, unless they can tell you something MUCH more specific.  That interested?  Try asking your service provider brfore shelling out any $.  Seems unfair to have to pay for the info leading to the offensive party.  GOOD LUCK!!

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Actually you can find out to whom this number is registered. You just have to pay for the information.  Intellius said that it was in the Plano, TX area, but if you wanted more information, you have to pay for it.  Even protecting your rights costs us victims.

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Bull! They're only exempt initially. Once you tell them to stop calling you they are no longer exempt and the DNC laws apply.

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If this is in fact a phone call asking for you to answer a "poll", then they are, unfortunately, not governed by the rules set forth in the Do Not Call registry.

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I called Pennsylvania's Attorney General.  You can file a complaint with your state and nationally.  They are trying to stop these calls, said they get complaints every day.  Keep calling them and telling them that you are tired of this.  That is what they get paid for...put your tax dollars to work.  Keep the Attorney General's phones tied up and they might get the message...WE ARE TIRED OF THESE ANNOYING CALLS!!!

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You can go to www.ftc.gov and file a coplaint online.

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Please tell me how to file a complain these people suck!!!!

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Thank you for posting that link. I have been registered with DNC for years and yet this people still call.I have filed a complaint against them!

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these people suck, can't find a way to get ahold of the company, but at the very least, follow this link to file a complaint with the Do Not Call List:https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx

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Hello, my mother recieved this call and didn't answer it. When she tried calling it back it clicked her off. She couldn't get a ring or answer.

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Call them back, you will get an option to press 3 to get on their do not caall list...or so they say...time will tteell

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That's what I have been doing, rather than getting annoyed

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I got this call and I have caller id and I didnt answer the phone and they left no message thank goodness for called id.

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Here are the rules: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/do-not-call-list

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They called my cell number without my permission.

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Yes, they are governed by DNC lists.  Pennsylvania has 3 exceptions, 1) someone I have done business with in the past 13 months, 2) Non-profits and 3) Politicians.  You sweetie are not an exclusion, you are a royal pain in the butt.  Could not break the call this recording from 2142831316.  How many times do you have to call someone's home and have them hang-up.  This one was about how I would rate the President.  Another one was how would I rate my bank.  If I were not happy with my President, I have the option to vote and for my bank...none of your business.

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Thanks for the imfo.  it really helps to understand this sort of thing.  Calls can be annoying.

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yes there are time restrictions --NOTHING AFTER 9PM.  This includes all types of telemarking call.  Report anything after 9PM!!!!!

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Go to the DNC list and read it for yourself as to how wrong you are here.Robocalls to anyone on the DNC list are a no-no.

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The problem with these "survey" groups now is that they are using the "survey" gimmick to get around the DNC list and try to sell you something.  They have you answer a few dorky questions and then they tell you as a thank you, they will send you a free gift and you only have to pay shipping and handling or a "service fee."  The problem is that these fees are usually equal to the cost of the item and so you have just bought it.   So many people fall for this scam.

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how about when I askto speak to their supervisor and they refuse??? or how about when I ask each time to not to call me every again ???? How about then they just call and breath into the phone and then hang up  dont I have any &^$%## rights??????   Suvey this!!!!

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Actually this has changed now. Cell phones are now legal to call for research companies and they will cold call. I have also (on my home number) been receiving cold calls from law firms looking to bolster their potential class action suits. These calls start out as claiming to be a research call also. This number 214-283-1316 has been calling me every day for at least a week, the automated system claims it is a political survey.

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Thank you for the information.  They called me last eve at 19:00hrs.  Did not even give me enough time to get to the phone before they hung up

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Bull! They're only exempt initially. Once you tell them to stop calling you they are no longer exempt and the DNC laws apply.

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Survey Companies are considered telemarketers since they collect and sell your info. This outfit is a scam and violates FCC laws for dead calls and war dialing. They are bound to observe the no call list, but scam outfits never pay attention to it as they are difficult to trace and stay ahead of investigators. I have reported these crooks to FTC and FCC and State Attorney general, but they are impossible to find in a physical location.

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Some people have families to feed and sell drugs to make money; that doesn't make it right. There is no difference between telemarketers/solicitors and burglars.

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Bank robbers and muggers are also just trying to make a living.

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In a way I agree with "shame on you".  A HUGE majority of these calls are illegal scammers who go beyond the bounds of "just trying to make a living".  I am currently out of work and would NEVER take a job telemarketing or doing bogus "market surveys".

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Perhaps you are lucky enough to have never been out of work.  Some people take these jobs because they have families to feed.  I hate the unsolicited calls as much as the next person but I have never though that a caller did it to ruin my day; they are just trying to make a living.  As for trashy people, they are the ones with condemning opinions like yours.

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only trashy people do that kind of work

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After being told that they can't put me on the DNC-list, when I've asked for a supervisor they either say that there is no supervisor available, or put you on hold for a few minutes and then hand up.

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Been there done that and still filing complaints ns till getting the calls you should she my notebook of phone calls .. It ranges from this to that Playboy Magazine survey to credit interest rate .. better hurry now!!

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you are in a dream world honey...

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market research calls are subject to the same laws...they are not allowed to call before 9am or after 9pm and if you tell them to take your number off your list they must do so...if not they can be reported to the fcc

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Since i've joined the do no call list. Seems like i get more junk calls than i did before i joined it.

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When you request that you put them on their Do Not Call List, they are required to Stop using their list until they have put you on it. (at least in some states)

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The above information is not correct.  Here is the precise language from the National Do Not Call Registries official site.  Survey firms, charities, and politicians, and organizations working on their behalf are not subject to national DNC restrictions."Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls. However, if you ask a company with which you have an existing business relationship to place your number on its own do-not-call list, it must honor your request.  You should keep a record of the date you make the request."   (www.donotcall.gov).

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Even when you do all of what your post said they ignore you... Thanks for telling the facts!! Even if it is before 9 pm and you tell them not to call you they should honor your request right??? I feel like I have no rights... I am harassed every day by the people and no one does anything to stop them

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I got the same from barrage of phone calls from the other side.  You can't win.

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We have gotten numerous calls fom Republican surveys.We have been flooded with mail too. This was a survey about the economy, and I d not know which party called, or if it was independent.

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Both parties do this.You're getting calls from Democrats, because the data they have on you makes them think there's a good chance you'll vote Democratic. It's usually because of the town you live in. During the special US Senate election in January 2010, I got a LOT of calls and they were almost all from Scott Brown, because my town is mostly Republican. A friend of mine in a wealthy town got calls only from the Democratic candidate.

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Maybe the Democratic National Committee is tired of people calling them too. LOL

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the joke is that everyone refers to DNC list. Well friends, that can also be the Democratic National Committee. DNC = Do Not Call and DNC = Democratic National Committee

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I have found that most of these calls can be stop, especially after filling a complaint.  However, I find political calls the most annoying...   There should be a law to put them on the DNC list also....   Yea right, I can see that getting past too  (lol)  Fortunately tho, its seasonal

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Funy about that. I got so many calls from the  Obombers during the 2008 election year that even if I was intending to vote for him I would have voted for anyone else who didn't repeatedly call me and not stop when I asked  them to.

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According to the national DNC registry, a company has 31 days to add you from their do not call list. I recently put a post on facebook that anyone who has signed up for the DNC should go back and read it in it's entirety. Many organizations are exempt, but all must put you on their internal DNC list if the caller requests it. (again withing 31 days)

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So true.  They're collecting information for some company.  Whether that data gets sold or not, it *could* be sold to more telemarketers and junk mailers.  But, if they have more information about you, your data record will be more valuable to other telemarketers and junk mailers.  Best thing is to do not give out anything.  Funny thing is, peope that are not in the know will believe that it will prevent more calls from that one company, but what people have to realize that companies doesn't just collect information for nothing.

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Are you crazy? It's bad enough they have your number. Don't give them your name and address too.

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I'm sorry, but telemarketers I talk to generally hang up the moment I mention "do Not Call", the word "list" doesn't seem to get heard. I'd never get more words in to ask for a confirmation letter. If we tweek the law a bit and not only fine the company for violating the do not call list but the worker for not following the federal guidelines in removing phone numbers from lists, maybe it would work.

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Recently my phone company, Broadband went out of business and I had to find another one. I found an over the internet phone company (Phone.com) and boy, am I happy. I live in a retirement community and we were getting 8 to 10  calls a day.With my old service, I could not block any calls. But with this new service, I can block all of them. You should see my block list. All is quite now and I am at peace, plus the new service only cost me $9.88 a month, plus taxes. To say that I am happy is an under statement. If you have no blocking or limited blocking, maybe you should go on line and check out this service. All you need is high speed internet connection.

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I have filed complaints (both FTC/FCC and state) on over 20 numbers in the last couple of months.  Also, I have spoken to the state DA.  The DA's office told me THE DO NOT CALL LIST IS A WASTE OF TIME AND TOTALLY UNENFORCEABLE due to current technology which allows for the creation of fictitious phone numbers.  I keep a rolling list of blocked numbers as my telephone supplier only allows for 12 numbers to be blocked.  I am going to take a suggestion offered in these comments and set automatic forwarding of these calls either to themseleves or another harassing number.

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I filed a complaint for this number plus 16 other numbers to the FTC for this Card Services. I have 12 of these numbers blocked on my phone, this is my limit with my phone company. This Company has many numbers they call from including cell phone numbers. All we can do is keep filing these complaints with FTC and maybe they will catch up with this Company. I have been dealing with these people calling me since 2009. I have asked them to take me off their list and all they do is hang up on me. Time to shut this business down. I'm not sure what else to do. I called my Local Phone Co., talked to the Police and filed for the 3rd time on the "Do Not Call List". The Police advised me to file a complaint with the FTC I have done that.  I will be filing a complaint every time they call. So my advice to everyone else is to keep filing a complaint to FTC web site.  https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx?panel=2And here is the FTC phone number to file complaints: Phone: Call our toll-free helpline:1-877-FTC-HELP      ( 1-877-382-4357  )TTY: 1-866-653-4261Hope this information helps some of the readers.Lets flood FTC with all these complaints. Maybe they will do something about it.

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Doesn't help what the company does is change the calling phone number. I have gotten so many calls from this person wanting me to change credit cards to their company. It is always the same person with a different phone number. That's how they get around this.

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This is from an old telemarketer. When you request to be removed from their calling databank,you should also ask for a letter to be mailed to you stating you have been removed. There is also an 800 number each company has for these kind of complaints. Ask for the number and call it if you are bothered again after 72 hours.  If no removal has been done, then report the company to FCC.

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Maybe this post explains why there are so many illegal telemarketing calls. Someone starts out as an interviewer, comes to imagine they know all the rules, gets promoted . . . and then applies a lot of rules or implements a lot of waivers that don't exist.NOBODY is entitled to call after 9 p.m.ALL COMPANIES OF ANY FORM, CALLING FOR ANY REASON, are required to stop calling when notified of the recipient's request to stop. Some pretend that, unless you say, "Put us on your do not call list." they are not required to do it, but the reality is that they are prohibited from interfering -- in any way -- with a do not call request. That includes pretending the request did not take what they consider to be the "right form."This statement is true: " . . .they still cannot call a personal cell phone though unless you give them permission."And, "If they tell you they can not put you on a DNC list..." the company is not in compliance with the law. A supervisor or manager may be able to help, but if the caller can't do it, chances are the company is n't even trying to comply. Part of the confusion stems from the fact that they are allowed to call even people who are on state or national Do Not Call registries. However, ALL entities (Even politicians.) are required to have internal DNC lists. They're also required to immediately put you on their list as soon as you ask.

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didn't know that - thanks so much for the great information!

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Thank you I just got one tonight and it is from Plano TX great being bothered again

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thanks for posting this. this has clarified some questions i've had.

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I used to work for market research companies as an interviewer, market research survey calls are not included in the law by the National DNC list, so you may receive calls from market research, they also do not have time restrictions like solicitors since they are not selling anything, companies like Gallup however try to keep it no later than 9 PM.  Most research companies also can disposition a call as Do Not Call, and have the number on a list, but not all of them do this, they are also not required to do so, Gallup and MSR out of Omaha however do, Its annoying, they still cannot call a personal cell phone though unless you give them permission.  If they tell you they can not put you on a DNC list...ask for a supervisor or manager...they'll normally get you on something or remove the number from the current program database.  I hope this helps.

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A research company called with an automated survey. There is no way to opt out as far as I understand. I answered the questions. Hopefully they will stop calling. Did anyone manage to unsubscribe from them?

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Got a call yesterday from this number saying they were St. Jude, which I give to.  They wanted me to donate w credit card and when I said my check was already written out they stated they would send me an envelope to mail my check in.  I defintely think this is a scam.

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I called them back and they said they are Habitat for Humanity.   We give to HfH and I don't believe they are connected to this number.

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These idiots called on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & the day after. If the phone rings more than twice,by the time you answer they hang up. This # is phone 'spam'. Whoever is doing it is making a nuisance of themselves and intruding on my privacy. REPORT THEM, PLEASE...

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I got a call from this number too!!  Didn't answer!!

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The Do-no-call list is, as almost everything handled by the Feds, a JOKE! You can report all this numbers with no avail, they wouldn't track them or take any action. This is a company that tries to collect money from you, adducing false bills you have not paid. Beware, do not answer them, it is a Scam.

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Got a call from this number on 12/10/12 - dead air

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858-412-0172 mdscom.com  thats the link to their site.

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858-412-0172 called and hung up. I call back several times until I got through and a recording said they were a fundraising company called MDS Communications.  I personally thing they do work also for debt collectors to gather information about you.  Don't trust em.858-412-0172

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Rec'd a call from this number.  There was no person on the other end.  They said nothing.  After about 30 seconds, it hung up.

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Just received phone call from this number. Refused to say anything when my husband answered the phone. This is my elderly in-laws home phone and I'm sure they were attempting to scam them. We returned the call only to be auto disconnected after ringing once.

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food for the hungry

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No message, no ethics, no way! On the Do Not Call list as well.

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Just got a call from this number and they said it was an emergency!!! 8584120172

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Got a call too!  So tired of this when on the do not call list!

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I've read other posts and it looks like this number is being used by scammers. Using a law firm name to say you owe for nonpayment. I received the same call today as well.

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???

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Wh is calling me from this number?

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I just did 1:36 pm - I don't answer calls from #'s I don't know

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Me too (also in MN)

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I just did. And I live in Minnesota?

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Everyday there are at least 3 calls on my called ID from this number.  I never answer toll free numbers I don't recognize, but I suspected it was from TXU.  I just switched my electric company and was warned I would probably start getting calls from TXU.  Funny how they won't do anything to help when you ask until you've commited to another company.

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recd call 11/8/12, No message left.Am listed on Natl Do Not Call Register

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constantly calls my cell number and will not leave a message

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This number calls at least twice a day.... even AFTER I have met the qualifications for the time limit on the "Do Not Call" list. I don't answer as I never answer from callers I don't recognize. They never leave a message. Wish they would quit calling as it's very annoying. I noticed on this list that the number appears to be from an electric company soliciting customers? And they can call a DO NOT CALL list number???

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number keeps calling 4-5 x daily.

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I called them back and wasn't going to say anything, but this human at the other end of the line is not at fault and I spoke after her 2nd "hello".  Sure NOW they have a better deal after I make the switch, but they couldn't reply when I asked 2 weeks ahead of time for their best offer.Anyway the deal is still not on their site (where she said it should be).  She claimed $0.083 per kWh based on 1000 kWh.  I won't be going back unless they cover the cancellation fee they would cause me for taking 3-4 weeks to make an offer.Been a customer since 1999.  You think they would have made a better offer faster.

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TXU    sells electricity in texas and other states.not a texas companyalso 800-818-6132,  866-979-5265, and many morecall them back, don't say anything

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Called my number 281-***-**** after 9:00 PM.  Reported.

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i also don't answer calls from numbers i don't recognize. this number keeps call 3=4 times a day. i want it stopped.

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I will not answer calls where I don't recognize the number; leave a message.

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True you can't opt out.  It's automated.  Violates law though, if the setup manipulates the system so as opt out is impossible.

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I believe  you can block the call with call blocking

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What questions did they ask?

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When you answer your phone, and you can immediately know it is an automated call, press the # sign as fast as you can, as many times as you can. It messes their system, and deletes your phone number.

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They just called me! Just now! I know what would stop them - $100,000 per call fines. And, the government could use some cash right now!

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The government/DNC won’t help you; as a matter of fact they are the ones that are giving your number out.  What was supposed to help you has turned into a weapon against you.  Each month a new list of DNC numbers are released by your ever faithful government to “help” stop telemarketing phone calls but at the same time they make it available to anybody that wants a current list of WORKING NUMBERS!  Guess what by listing your number on the DNC you have just given it to every scam artist out there that has enough balls to register with the DNC.  Your government is too stupid, lazy or calloused to look right under their nose.  Remove your number from the DNC and in two months your scam callers will stop calling (though it may increase local calls).  If you don’t want to remove your number I suggest getting a call blocking device of some type.  I currently have 79 area codes blocked and at least 13 local numbers blocked and I still get repeated calls.  I love getting repeat calls because when my call blocking devices kick in I know it’s costing these morons money because the devices pick up and then hang up and I never hear the phone ring.   Get the last laugh on these jack***es by blocking them not just by complaining.  Complaining won’t stop the calls, -- Nothing Will – but you can silence your phone if you want to. The devices/programs I use are DIGITONE CALL BLOCKER 10 and PHONE TRAY. I may get the occasional stray call that gets through, BUT ONLY ONCE!!!!

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Hang up!

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Just hang up.

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interesting about the ooma remark. i NEVER got these calls until i got ooma. cooinsidence? i wonder.

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Get Ooma then you can put them on the black list and never get a call from them again. Great service and low rates. There are some phones that have black list as well.

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got this while on the phone with important call.  They did offer an opt out but that usually only tells the you listened.

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I have a dog that starts to howl on the second ring and hold the phone to her mouth

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Reply to "At the lake", I do the same thing with the # key.Usually, I hold it down and let the noise ring in caller's ear. Finally they hang up. These morons think we have nothing else to do,but I will try laying phone down next time and turn TV or radio up Loud for them to hear. HA HA,,thanks for your info

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When I get these I hit the "#" sign about 6 - 8 times quickly.  Normally it confuses the automated system and it logs the call as an error and most often removes the number from their call list.  If there is a "person" I normally just say "hold on a second" and put the phone down.  It is hilarious to listen to them shouting "hello, hello, hello" before they finally hang up.

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I get a call from this person today which when I answer it hung up.  It shows wireless on my display screen (caller id).  Looks like no respect, so stop calling me.  You have been calling all day and when I returned the call and nobody answers.  July 18, 2011 (time:7:32 PM).  Stop calling me before I report you!

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This gave me a great laugh!!! Thanks! :-D

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I sing "Jesus Loves Me" to them. They will hang up.

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I usually use a horn in a can.  They never call back.

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I received the call on my fax machine, but with *69 I can get the caller id. I have "opted out" of these type of calls mnay of times, but they continue to call. Most are robo calls, but survey or not, it is still a violation of my privacy and I continue to report them to my state AG.

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If you wait after they ask if your over 18 press 1, if your under 18 press 2, then there is a pause,  and they asy you if you want to opt out from these surveys press 3.  Press 3,  then you get a recording saying you will no longer recieve calls...

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I did the exact same thing, except I answered as (State) Police Barracks. They asked me to repeat it and and I did,  then he said "sorry I must have the wrong number and I will remove your number"Worked GREAT

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I posted my response on page 26 of this post, there are that many, all the way back to 07. Anyway this page comes up first and so I thought this might help, maybe not, here it  goes. I let my son answer one of these the other night, he worked at the pizza parlor in high school, he told me to let him answer when he saw the ID on the TV screen, he just answered it like he was at work as he just said "Hello, _---___--'s Pizza, how may I take your order tonight", they hung up just like that. Work on your answer voice for something like this and maybe they will think they got their call # list messed up and take you off of it, It wasn't this particular #, it was on the ID tonight when I came back from the store, just might help, good luck. He took it as he knows how bad I hate putting up with them and you have to wait on the answer machine and then sometimes they leave some message you can't make out, we were in the middle of something so it worked out well.

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BECAUSE you answered the questions, NOW your number will go on a list that says CALL these people, they were DUMB ENOUGH to cooperate.  If you want people to stop bothering you then 'IGNORE' their calls.  Eventually they will stop.

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Hi ,  I actually had it " COMPLETELY BLOCKED " w/ my phone service , they call at all hour's !!   Try blocking it ?  I will write if it does not get through!Have a Nice Night :)CaseyRhode Island

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I just received a call from this number indicating that it was a "wireless call."

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I have reported half a dozen numbers to the NDL.  Sometimes there is a reply but,  Nothing happens.

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I have reported this number several times to the NDL. I'm begining to think it's a bunch of crap too......

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At the end of the message, it directs you to press "1" if you're over 18, and "2" if you're not.  I pressed 2, and hopefully that will take care of the b*****ds.

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Thanks, Roe.  This was helpful

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Undoubtedly, the caller can't tell time (or you). It would have been 4:24 AM Central time. So, what 'time difference' didn't they allow for at that time of the morning, regardless of the day of the week? Hmmm?

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Hey pertigal...call was RECEIVED at 5:24 A.M. East Coast Time on a Sunday...meaning the Texas call was at 3:24 A.M. ... IN THE MORNING.   What do you mean they didn't take into account the time difference.   Did you read the post correctly?!?

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So it would have been 4:24am in Texas.

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The law allows telemarketing calls between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm your local time.

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So, then it was 4:24 a.m. Central Time and earlier in the west. That's harrassment! Calls at that time are frightening; they're usually a emergecy, e.g., someone has died, an accident or  some other medical emergency. Anyone who calls me before between 10pm and 9:00am will get their ear chewed off in a very unpleasant manner.

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Undoubtedly, the caller forgot to allow for time differences.  They are in Texas.

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They called me from 214-283-1316 at 5:24 a.m. EST on a Sunday. Who in the USA do they expect to be awake and willing to answer survey questions at that time?

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Why would a 'research company' be calling from a cell phone?

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I received a call today. If you respond that you are under 18 they hang up on you. I think this may be the only way to opt out.

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Same thing if you hang up the phone, fewer keystrokes too.

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How is that different than just hanging up?

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If you press #999, it will disconnect you and will end the call

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I simply pushed two which meant I was under 18 years of age - they thanked me but I could not do the survey.  Hopefully, this will work!    I am way over 18 years old.

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Annoyiing, disruptive, intrusive and not welcomed = phone spam. Not liking it.

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OK: useful information time:  When these ($%&^) call, hang up then pick up the phone and dial *57.  This causes the call to be traced by the telephone company even if the caller was spoofing their caller ID. (it costs $4 on your phone bill unless *57 service is already part of your telephone service package) Then, once you have traced the same number three times, file a complaint with the local police department. The police department can (and is supposed to ) retrieve the tracing information from the telephone company.

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I like your atitude about doing something!  A couple of months ago I kept posting on this blog to contact the local media and also the State Attorney General's (SAG) office.  This morning I read an article in the local paper that indicated my SAG is being swamped with complaints from consumers. A local TV station just ran a piece indicating that the scammers and marketeers are ignoring the law because of Robo call technology and they evade getting fined.  I truly believe phone companies need to be heavily fined vs giving businesses such as these breaks in their bills.  Do you know what all those fees comsumers are for?  Please put the pressure on by contacting your local SAG and local media.

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In order to sue you must know who is calling, their legal name and address. Sometimes the caller SAYS he is from XYZ company in Florida but XYZ Company in florida claims it isn't them or XYZ Co went bankrupt 5 yrs ago or ....the name is a "Doing Business as" name. Finding the real name of an unregistered DBA name or trade name is difficult at best. Since when do these telemarketers tell the truth

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Marilyn, its a little dumb to tell people not to whine. Thats what we all are doing.  And, we're finding out what other people have experienced and how many people dislike these robo calls.  Do you really believe this number of people can cause congressional legislation?  If you do, I have a snail in my yard worth a million dollars and I'll share it with you if you just send me a hundred.  Get it?  Its not a bad idea to vent on herer because its good to see how many people hate this kind of intrusive and nonsensical call.  This is a great forum

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You're doing exactally what you are complaining others are doing only you are wasting more time and space than they are. Just pick up the phone and hang it up. These messages are only to see if the number is a valid number so a telemarketer can call you back later. They make a list and sell them to telemarketers.

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. . . People who use this as an excuse to whine and vent, rather than as a powerful took to pool information with which to fight back.If all you "do" about the problem is express an opinion -- here -- that the law needs to be changed, you waste your time and ours. If you write to your elected state and federal representatives, then you're closer to being of some use.Think about it:     Right now, two issues on the political stage are Health Care and Torture. Telemarketing, for many, is torture. If you read these posts, and ads on this site which say things like "Harassed by Phone Calls?" you already know this. So, those who are opposed to torture of our enemies should be quite willing to put a stop to this torture.     There is an ever-growing body of evidence that stress causes a large percentage of health issues. Some doctors give estimates as high as (or higher than) 75% of patient visits being caused by stress. So, anyone who has the slightest interest in any kind of health care availability increase or who advocates any -- no matter how narrow -- particular kind of health care program should be eager to reduce stress among the citizenry.     Which means putting far more restrictions on telemarketing. Whether they are opposed to torture or in favor of health care, the conclusion is the same. And, if they claim telemarketing is not torture, check this: Do they give out their personal home telephone numbers? Are those numbers listed in the phone book? If not, then they are hypocrites, and clearly recognize the stressful -- torturing -- nature of telemarketing.------------------Don't whine. Do something. Post useful contact information about whoever calls you. Don't brag about the stupid act of not answering the phone to find out who is doing the harassment. Grow a pair, pick up the phone, ask some questions. Even play along, if that's what it takes. Find out who is making the calls, then post real information of the useful kind here.And, think about filing lawsuits yourself. If the FCC or FTC is able to collect ten billion trillion dollars from a telemarketer for violating the rules, you won't get a single cent. If you sue them, you can get as much as $20,000 per call.While that is an unlikely and difficult goal to reach (IT HAS BEEN DONE.), it's highly likely and not too difficult to collect between $500 and %1,500 per VIOLATION. And, a single call can potentially comprise multiple violations.

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agree also ,very annoying

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Agreed.

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I got The call from (2114)283-1316 at 6:52pm.....about dinner time. All that caller ID said was Wireless Caller. The automated message claimed to be from a company called Rassmusen Research, at that point I hung up. in my opinion automated research polls should be treated like Email spam.. and made illegeal. just my two cents worth

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Well, if you're a telemarketer, of course you think telemarketing is totally legitimate. Drug dealers think dealing drugs is legitimate way to make a living.The truth is that these marketing "surveys" are really just pretexting. They're trying to gather personal information on you.I fell for that once. They called me to do a survey on local radio stations. They asked me my occupation and they hung up without asking any questions about radio stations. It was probably my former employer.

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I took their poll.  It seemed legitimate, with no "gotcha" questions.  It had some national questions, but seemed to have more focused on the upcoming North Carolina primaries (in May) for governor and senator.  Since I live in NC, it seemed perfectly natural.  I work for a company which does similar polls - though with live telephone interviewers.

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Yes these morons are out of the Plano, texas area.  Area code 214 is texas, with the exchange of 283 out of the Dallas central office. In phone talk, the calls are routed to dallas and then rerouted to plano.  The information pages in the front of my phone directory told me that much, so this company that charges apprently isn't worth their salt, unless they can tell you something MUCH more specific.  That interested?  Try asking your service provider brfore shelling out any $.  Seems unfair to have to pay for the info leading to the offensive party.  GOOD LUCK!!

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Actually you can find out to whom this number is registered. You just have to pay for the information.  Intellius said that it was in the Plano, TX area, but if you wanted more information, you have to pay for it.  Even protecting your rights costs us victims.

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Bull! They're only exempt initially. Once you tell them to stop calling you they are no longer exempt and the DNC laws apply.

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If this is in fact a phone call asking for you to answer a "poll", then they are, unfortunately, not governed by the rules set forth in the Do Not Call registry.

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I called Pennsylvania's Attorney General.  You can file a complaint with your state and nationally.  They are trying to stop these calls, said they get complaints every day.  Keep calling them and telling them that you are tired of this.  That is what they get paid for...put your tax dollars to work.  Keep the Attorney General's phones tied up and they might get the message...WE ARE TIRED OF THESE ANNOYING CALLS!!!

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You can go to www.ftc.gov and file a coplaint online.

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Please tell me how to file a complain these people suck!!!!

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Thank you for posting that link. I have been registered with DNC for years and yet this people still call.I have filed a complaint against them!

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these people suck, can't find a way to get ahold of the company, but at the very least, follow this link to file a complaint with the Do Not Call List:https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx

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Hello, my mother recieved this call and didn't answer it. When she tried calling it back it clicked her off. She couldn't get a ring or answer.

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Call them back, you will get an option to press 3 to get on their do not caall list...or so they say...time will tteell

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That's what I have been doing, rather than getting annoyed

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I got this call and I have caller id and I didnt answer the phone and they left no message thank goodness for called id.

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Here are the rules: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/do-not-call-list

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They called my cell number without my permission.

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Yes, they are governed by DNC lists.  Pennsylvania has 3 exceptions, 1) someone I have done business with in the past 13 months, 2) Non-profits and 3) Politicians.  You sweetie are not an exclusion, you are a royal pain in the butt.  Could not break the call this recording from 2142831316.  How many times do you have to call someone's home and have them hang-up.  This one was about how I would rate the President.  Another one was how would I rate my bank.  If I were not happy with my President, I have the option to vote and for my bank...none of your business.

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Thanks for the imfo.  it really helps to understand this sort of thing.  Calls can be annoying.

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yes there are time restrictions --NOTHING AFTER 9PM.  This includes all types of telemarking call.  Report anything after 9PM!!!!!

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Go to the DNC list and read it for yourself as to how wrong you are here.Robocalls to anyone on the DNC list are a no-no.

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The problem with these "survey" groups now is that they are using the "survey" gimmick to get around the DNC list and try to sell you something.  They have you answer a few dorky questions and then they tell you as a thank you, they will send you a free gift and you only have to pay shipping and handling or a "service fee."  The problem is that these fees are usually equal to the cost of the item and so you have just bought it.   So many people fall for this scam.

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how about when I askto speak to their supervisor and they refuse??? or how about when I ask each time to not to call me every again ???? How about then they just call and breath into the phone and then hang up  dont I have any &^$%## rights??????   Suvey this!!!!

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Actually this has changed now. Cell phones are now legal to call for research companies and they will cold call. I have also (on my home number) been receiving cold calls from law firms looking to bolster their potential class action suits. These calls start out as claiming to be a research call also. This number 214-283-1316 has been calling me every day for at least a week, the automated system claims it is a political survey.

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Thank you for the information.  They called me last eve at 19:00hrs.  Did not even give me enough time to get to the phone before they hung up

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Bull! They're only exempt initially. Once you tell them to stop calling you they are no longer exempt and the DNC laws apply.

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Survey Companies are considered telemarketers since they collect and sell your info. This outfit is a scam and violates FCC laws for dead calls and war dialing. They are bound to observe the no call list, but scam outfits never pay attention to it as they are difficult to trace and stay ahead of investigators. I have reported these crooks to FTC and FCC and State Attorney general, but they are impossible to find in a physical location.

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Some people have families to feed and sell drugs to make money; that doesn't make it right. There is no difference between telemarketers/solicitors and burglars.

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Bank robbers and muggers are also just trying to make a living.

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In a way I agree with "shame on you".  A HUGE majority of these calls are illegal scammers who go beyond the bounds of "just trying to make a living".  I am currently out of work and would NEVER take a job telemarketing or doing bogus "market surveys".

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Perhaps you are lucky enough to have never been out of work.  Some people take these jobs because they have families to feed.  I hate the unsolicited calls as much as the next person but I have never though that a caller did it to ruin my day; they are just trying to make a living.  As for trashy people, they are the ones with condemning opinions like yours.

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only trashy people do that kind of work

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After being told that they can't put me on the DNC-list, when I've asked for a supervisor they either say that there is no supervisor available, or put you on hold for a few minutes and then hand up.

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Been there done that and still filing complaints ns till getting the calls you should she my notebook of phone calls .. It ranges from this to that Playboy Magazine survey to credit interest rate .. better hurry now!!

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you are in a dream world honey...

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market research calls are subject to the same laws...they are not allowed to call before 9am or after 9pm and if you tell them to take your number off your list they must do so...if not they can be reported to the fcc

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Since i've joined the do no call list. Seems like i get more junk calls than i did before i joined it.

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When you request that you put them on their Do Not Call List, they are required to Stop using their list until they have put you on it. (at least in some states)

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The above information is not correct.  Here is the precise language from the National Do Not Call Registries official site.  Survey firms, charities, and politicians, and organizations working on their behalf are not subject to national DNC restrictions."Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls. However, if you ask a company with which you have an existing business relationship to place your number on its own do-not-call list, it must honor your request.  You should keep a record of the date you make the request."   (www.donotcall.gov).

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Even when you do all of what your post said they ignore you... Thanks for telling the facts!! Even if it is before 9 pm and you tell them not to call you they should honor your request right??? I feel like I have no rights... I am harassed every day by the people and no one does anything to stop them

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I got the same from barrage of phone calls from the other side.  You can't win.

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We have gotten numerous calls fom Republican surveys.We have been flooded with mail too. This was a survey about the economy, and I d not know which party called, or if it was independent.

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Both parties do this.You're getting calls from Democrats, because the data they have on you makes them think there's a good chance you'll vote Democratic. It's usually because of the town you live in. During the special US Senate election in January 2010, I got a LOT of calls and they were almost all from Scott Brown, because my town is mostly Republican. A friend of mine in a wealthy town got calls only from the Democratic candidate.

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Maybe the Democratic National Committee is tired of people calling them too. LOL

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the joke is that everyone refers to DNC list. Well friends, that can also be the Democratic National Committee. DNC = Do Not Call and DNC = Democratic National Committee

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I have found that most of these calls can be stop, especially after filling a complaint.  However, I find political calls the most annoying...   There should be a law to put them on the DNC list also....   Yea right, I can see that getting past too  (lol)  Fortunately tho, its seasonal

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Funy about that. I got so many calls from the  Obombers during the 2008 election year that even if I was intending to vote for him I would have voted for anyone else who didn't repeatedly call me and not stop when I asked  them to.

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According to the national DNC registry, a company has 31 days to add you from their do not call list. I recently put a post on facebook that anyone who has signed up for the DNC should go back and read it in it's entirety. Many organizations are exempt, but all must put you on their internal DNC list if the caller requests it. (again withing 31 days)

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So true.  They're collecting information for some company.  Whether that data gets sold or not, it *could* be sold to more telemarketers and junk mailers.  But, if they have more information about you, your data record will be more valuable to other telemarketers and junk mailers.  Best thing is to do not give out anything.  Funny thing is, peope that are not in the know will believe that it will prevent more calls from that one company, but what people have to realize that companies doesn't just collect information for nothing.

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Are you crazy? It's bad enough they have your number. Don't give them your name and address too.

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I'm sorry, but telemarketers I talk to generally hang up the moment I mention "do Not Call", the word "list" doesn't seem to get heard. I'd never get more words in to ask for a confirmation letter. If we tweek the law a bit and not only fine the company for violating the do not call list but the worker for not following the federal guidelines in removing phone numbers from lists, maybe it would work.

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Recently my phone company, Broadband went out of business and I had to find another one. I found an over the internet phone company (Phone.com) and boy, am I happy. I live in a retirement community and we were getting 8 to 10  calls a day.With my old service, I could not block any calls. But with this new service, I can block all of them. You should see my block list. All is quite now and I am at peace, plus the new service only cost me $9.88 a month, plus taxes. To say that I am happy is an under statement. If you have no blocking or limited blocking, maybe you should go on line and check out this service. All you need is high speed internet connection.

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I have filed complaints (both FTC/FCC and state) on over 20 numbers in the last couple of months.  Also, I have spoken to the state DA.  The DA's office told me THE DO NOT CALL LIST IS A WASTE OF TIME AND TOTALLY UNENFORCEABLE due to current technology which allows for the creation of fictitious phone numbers.  I keep a rolling list of blocked numbers as my telephone supplier only allows for 12 numbers to be blocked.  I am going to take a suggestion offered in these comments and set automatic forwarding of these calls either to themseleves or another harassing number.

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I filed a complaint for this number plus 16 other numbers to the FTC for this Card Services. I have 12 of these numbers blocked on my phone, this is my limit with my phone company. This Company has many numbers they call from including cell phone numbers. All we can do is keep filing these complaints with FTC and maybe they will catch up with this Company. I have been dealing with these people calling me since 2009. I have asked them to take me off their list and all they do is hang up on me. Time to shut this business down. I'm not sure what else to do. I called my Local Phone Co., talked to the Police and filed for the 3rd time on the "Do Not Call List". The Police advised me to file a complaint with the FTC I have done that.  I will be filing a complaint every time they call. So my advice to everyone else is to keep filing a complaint to FTC web site.  https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx?panel=2And here is the FTC phone number to file complaints: Phone: Call our toll-free helpline:1-877-FTC-HELP      ( 1-877-382-4357  )TTY: 1-866-653-4261Hope this information helps some of the readers.Lets flood FTC with all these complaints. Maybe they will do something about it.

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Doesn't help what the company does is change the calling phone number. I have gotten so many calls from this person wanting me to change credit cards to their company. It is always the same person with a different phone number. That's how they get around this.

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This is from an old telemarketer. When you request to be removed from their calling databank,you should also ask for a letter to be mailed to you stating you have been removed. There is also an 800 number each company has for these kind of complaints. Ask for the number and call it if you are bothered again after 72 hours.  If no removal has been done, then report the company to FCC.

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Maybe this post explains why there are so many illegal telemarketing calls. Someone starts out as an interviewer, comes to imagine they know all the rules, gets promoted . . . and then applies a lot of rules or implements a lot of waivers that don't exist.NOBODY is entitled to call after 9 p.m.ALL COMPANIES OF ANY FORM, CALLING FOR ANY REASON, are required to stop calling when notified of the recipient's request to stop. Some pretend that, unless you say, "Put us on your do not call list." they are not required to do it, but the reality is that they are prohibited from interfering -- in any way -- with a do not call request. That includes pretending the request did not take what they consider to be the "right form."This statement is true: " . . .they still cannot call a personal cell phone though unless you give them permission."And, "If they tell you they can not put you on a DNC list..." the company is not in compliance with the law. A supervisor or manager may be able to help, but if the caller can't do it, chances are the company is n't even trying to comply. Part of the confusion stems from the fact that they are allowed to call even people who are on state or national Do Not Call registries. However, ALL entities (Even politicians.) are required to have internal DNC lists. They're also required to immediately put you on their list as soon as you ask.

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didn't know that - thanks so much for the great information!

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Thank you I just got one tonight and it is from Plano TX great being bothered again

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thanks for posting this. this has clarified some questions i've had.

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I used to work for market research companies as an interviewer, market research survey calls are not included in the law by the National DNC list, so you may receive calls from market research, they also do not have time restrictions like solicitors since they are not selling anything, companies like Gallup however try to keep it no later than 9 PM.  Most research companies also can disposition a call as Do Not Call, and have the number on a list, but not all of them do this, they are also not required to do so, Gallup and MSR out of Omaha however do, Its annoying, they still cannot call a personal cell phone though unless you give them permission.  If they tell you they can not put you on a DNC list...ask for a supervisor or manager...they'll normally get you on something or remove the number from the current program database.  I hope this helps.

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A research company called with an automated survey. There is no way to opt out as far as I understand. I answered the questions. Hopefully they will stop calling. Did anyone manage to unsubscribe from them?

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True you can't opt out.  It's automated.  Violates law though, if the setup manipulates the system so as opt out is impossible.

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I believe  you can block the call with call blocking

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What questions did they ask?

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When you answer your phone, and you can immediately know it is an automated call, press the # sign as fast as you can, as many times as you can. It messes their system, and deletes your phone number.

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They just called me! Just now! I know what would stop them - $100,000 per call fines. And, the government could use some cash right now!

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The government/DNC won’t help you; as a matter of fact they are the ones that are giving your number out.  What was supposed to help you has turned into a weapon against you.  Each month a new list of DNC numbers are released by your ever faithful government to “help” stop telemarketing phone calls but at the same time they make it available to anybody that wants a current list of WORKING NUMBERS!  Guess what by listing your number on the DNC you have just given it to every scam artist out there that has enough balls to register with the DNC.  Your government is too stupid, lazy or calloused to look right under their nose.  Remove your number from the DNC and in two months your scam callers will stop calling (though it may increase local calls).  If you don’t want to remove your number I suggest getting a call blocking device of some type.  I currently have 79 area codes blocked and at least 13 local numbers blocked and I still get repeated calls.  I love getting repeat calls because when my call blocking devices kick in I know it’s costing these morons money because the devices pick up and then hang up and I never hear the phone ring.   Get the last laugh on these jack***es by blocking them not just by complaining.  Complaining won’t stop the calls, -- Nothing Will – but you can silence your phone if you want to. The devices/programs I use are DIGITONE CALL BLOCKER 10 and PHONE TRAY. I may get the occasional stray call that gets through, BUT ONLY ONCE!!!!

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Hang up!

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Just hang up.

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interesting about the ooma remark. i NEVER got these calls until i got ooma. cooinsidence? i wonder.

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Get Ooma then you can put them on the black list and never get a call from them again. Great service and low rates. There are some phones that have black list as well.

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got this while on the phone with important call.  They did offer an opt out but that usually only tells the you listened.

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I have a dog that starts to howl on the second ring and hold the phone to her mouth

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Reply to "At the lake", I do the same thing with the # key.Usually, I hold it down and let the noise ring in caller's ear. Finally they hang up. These morons think we have nothing else to do,but I will try laying phone down next time and turn TV or radio up Loud for them to hear. HA HA,,thanks for your info

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When I get these I hit the "#" sign about 6 - 8 times quickly.  Normally it confuses the automated system and it logs the call as an error and most often removes the number from their call list.  If there is a "person" I normally just say "hold on a second" and put the phone down.  It is hilarious to listen to them shouting "hello, hello, hello" before they finally hang up.

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I get a call from this person today which when I answer it hung up.  It shows wireless on my display screen (caller id).  Looks like no respect, so stop calling me.  You have been calling all day and when I returned the call and nobody answers.  July 18, 2011 (time:7:32 PM).  Stop calling me before I report you!

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This gave me a great laugh!!! Thanks! :-D

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I sing "Jesus Loves Me" to them. They will hang up.

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I usually use a horn in a can.  They never call back.

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I received the call on my fax machine, but with *69 I can get the caller id. I have "opted out" of these type of calls mnay of times, but they continue to call. Most are robo calls, but survey or not, it is still a violation of my privacy and I continue to report them to my state AG.

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If you wait after they ask if your over 18 press 1, if your under 18 press 2, then there is a pause,  and they asy you if you want to opt out from these surveys press 3.  Press 3,  then you get a recording saying you will no longer recieve calls...

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I did the exact same thing, except I answered as (State) Police Barracks. They asked me to repeat it and and I did,  then he said "sorry I must have the wrong number and I will remove your number"Worked GREAT

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I posted my response on page 26 of this post, there are that many, all the way back to 07. Anyway this page comes up first and so I thought this might help, maybe not, here it  goes. I let my son answer one of these the other night, he worked at the pizza parlor in high school, he told me to let him answer when he saw the ID on the TV screen, he just answered it like he was at work as he just said "Hello, _---___--'s Pizza, how may I take your order tonight", they hung up just like that. Work on your answer voice for something like this and maybe they will think they got their call # list messed up and take you off of it, It wasn't this particular #, it was on the ID tonight when I came back from the store, just might help, good luck. He took it as he knows how bad I hate putting up with them and you have to wait on the answer machine and then sometimes they leave some message you can't make out, we were in the middle of something so it worked out well.

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BECAUSE you answered the questions, NOW your number will go on a list that says CALL these people, they were DUMB ENOUGH to cooperate.  If you want people to stop bothering you then 'IGNORE' their calls.  Eventually they will stop.

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Hi ,  I actually had it " COMPLETELY BLOCKED " w/ my phone service , they call at all hour's !!   Try blocking it ?  I will write if it does not get through!Have a Nice Night :)CaseyRhode Island

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I just received a call from this number indicating that it was a "wireless call."

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I have reported half a dozen numbers to the NDL.  Sometimes there is a reply but,  Nothing happens.

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I have reported this number several times to the NDL. I'm begining to think it's a bunch of crap too......

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At the end of the message, it directs you to press "1" if you're over 18, and "2" if you're not.  I pressed 2, and hopefully that will take care of the b*****ds.

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Thanks, Roe.  This was helpful

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Undoubtedly, the caller can't tell time (or you). It would have been 4:24 AM Central time. So, what 'time difference' didn't they allow for at that time of the morning, regardless of the day of the week? Hmmm?

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Hey pertigal...call was RECEIVED at 5:24 A.M. East Coast Time on a Sunday...meaning the Texas call was at 3:24 A.M. ... IN THE MORNING.   What do you mean they didn't take into account the time difference.   Did you read the post correctly?!?

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So it would have been 4:24am in Texas.

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The law allows telemarketing calls between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm your local time.

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So, then it was 4:24 a.m. Central Time and earlier in the west. That's harrassment! Calls at that time are frightening; they're usually a emergecy, e.g., someone has died, an accident or  some other medical emergency. Anyone who calls me before between 10pm and 9:00am will get their ear chewed off in a very unpleasant manner.

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Undoubtedly, the caller forgot to allow for time differences.  They are in Texas.

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They called me from 214-283-1316 at 5:24 a.m. EST on a Sunday. Who in the USA do they expect to be awake and willing to answer survey questions at that time?

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Why would a 'research company' be calling from a cell phone?

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I received a call today. If you respond that you are under 18 they hang up on you. I think this may be the only way to opt out.

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Same thing if you hang up the phone, fewer keystrokes too.

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How is that different than just hanging up?

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If you press #999, it will disconnect you and will end the call

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I simply pushed two which meant I was under 18 years of age - they thanked me but I could not do the survey.  Hopefully, this will work!    I am way over 18 years old.

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Annoyiing, disruptive, intrusive and not welcomed = phone spam. Not liking it.

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OK: useful information time:  When these ($%&^) call, hang up then pick up the phone and dial *57.  This causes the call to be traced by the telephone company even if the caller was spoofing their caller ID. (it costs $4 on your phone bill unless *57 service is already part of your telephone service package) Then, once you have traced the same number three times, file a complaint with the local police department. The police department can (and is supposed to ) retrieve the tracing information from the telephone company.

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I like your atitude about doing something!  A couple of months ago I kept posting on this blog to contact the local media and also the State Attorney General's (SAG) office.  This morning I read an article in the local paper that indicated my SAG is being swamped with complaints from consumers. A local TV station just ran a piece indicating that the scammers and marketeers are ignoring the law because of Robo call technology and they evade getting fined.  I truly believe phone companies need to be heavily fined vs giving businesses such as these breaks in their bills.  Do you know what all those fees comsumers are for?  Please put the pressure on by contacting your local SAG and local media.

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In order to sue you must know who is calling, their legal name and address. Sometimes the caller SAYS he is from XYZ company in Florida but XYZ Company in florida claims it isn't them or XYZ Co went bankrupt 5 yrs ago or ....the name is a "Doing Business as" name. Finding the real name of an unregistered DBA name or trade name is difficult at best. Since when do these telemarketers tell the truth

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Marilyn, its a little dumb to tell people not to whine. Thats what we all are doing.  And, we're finding out what other people have experienced and how many people dislike these robo calls.  Do you really believe this number of people can cause congressional legislation?  If you do, I have a snail in my yard worth a million dollars and I'll share it with you if you just send me a hundred.  Get it?  Its not a bad idea to vent on herer because its good to see how many people hate this kind of intrusive and nonsensical call.  This is a great forum

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You're doing exactally what you are complaining others are doing only you are wasting more time and space than they are. Just pick up the phone and hang it up. These messages are only to see if the number is a valid number so a telemarketer can call you back later. They make a list and sell them to telemarketers.

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. . . People who use this as an excuse to whine and vent, rather than as a powerful took to pool information with which to fight back.If all you "do" about the problem is express an opinion -- here -- that the law needs to be changed, you waste your time and ours. If you write to your elected state and federal representatives, then you're closer to being of some use.Think about it:     Right now, two issues on the political stage are Health Care and Torture. Telemarketing, for many, is torture. If you read these posts, and ads on this site which say things like "Harassed by Phone Calls?" you already know this. So, those who are opposed to torture of our enemies should be quite willing to put a stop to this torture.     There is an ever-growing body of evidence that stress causes a large percentage of health issues. Some doctors give estimates as high as (or higher than) 75% of patient visits being caused by stress. So, anyone who has the slightest interest in any kind of health care availability increase or who advocates any -- no matter how narrow -- particular kind of health care program should be eager to reduce stress among the citizenry.     Which means putting far more restrictions on telemarketing. Whether they are opposed to torture or in favor of health care, the conclusion is the same. And, if they claim telemarketing is not torture, check this: Do they give out their personal home telephone numbers? Are those numbers listed in the phone book? If not, then they are hypocrites, and clearly recognize the stressful -- torturing -- nature of telemarketing.------------------Don't whine. Do something. Post useful contact information about whoever calls you. Don't brag about the stupid act of not answering the phone to find out who is doing the harassment. Grow a pair, pick up the phone, ask some questions. Even play along, if that's what it takes. Find out who is making the calls, then post real information of the useful kind here.And, think about filing lawsuits yourself. If the FCC or FTC is able to collect ten billion trillion dollars from a telemarketer for violating the rules, you won't get a single cent. If you sue them, you can get as much as $20,000 per call.While that is an unlikely and difficult goal to reach (IT HAS BEEN DONE.), it's highly likely and not too difficult to collect between $500 and %1,500 per VIOLATION. And, a single call can potentially comprise multiple violations.

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agree also ,very annoying

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Agreed.

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I got The call from (2114)283-1316 at 6:52pm.....about dinner time. All that caller ID said was Wireless Caller. The automated message claimed to be from a company called Rassmusen Research, at that point I hung up. in my opinion automated research polls should be treated like Email spam.. and made illegeal. just my two cents worth

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Well, if you're a telemarketer, of course you think telemarketing is totally legitimate. Drug dealers think dealing drugs is legitimate way to make a living.The truth is that these marketing "surveys" are really just pretexting. They're trying to gather personal information on you.I fell for that once. They called me to do a survey on local radio stations. They asked me my occupation and they hung up without asking any questions about radio stations. It was probably my former employer.

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I took their poll.  It seemed legitimate, with no "gotcha" questions.  It had some national questions, but seemed to have more focused on the upcoming North Carolina primaries (in May) for governor and senator.  Since I live in NC, it seemed perfectly natural.  I work for a company which does similar polls - though with live telephone interviewers.

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Yes these morons are out of the Plano, texas area.  Area code 214 is texas, with the exchange of 283 out of the Dallas central office. In phone talk, the calls are routed to dallas and then rerouted to plano.  The information pages in the front of my phone directory told me that much, so this company that charges apprently isn't worth their salt, unless they can tell you something MUCH more specific.  That interested?  Try asking your service provider brfore shelling out any $.  Seems unfair to have to pay for the info leading to the offensive party.  GOOD LUCK!!

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Actually you can find out to whom this number is registered. You just have to pay for the information.  Intellius said that it was in the Plano, TX area, but if you wanted more information, you have to pay for it.  Even protecting your rights costs us victims.

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Bull! They're only exempt initially. Once you tell them to stop calling you they are no longer exempt and the DNC laws apply.

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If this is in fact a phone call asking for you to answer a "poll", then they are, unfortunately, not governed by the rules set forth in the Do Not Call registry.

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I called Pennsylvania's Attorney General.  You can file a complaint with your state and nationally.  They are trying to stop these calls, said they get complaints every day.  Keep calling them and telling them that you are tired of this.  That is what they get paid for...put your tax dollars to work.  Keep the Attorney General's phones tied up and they might get the message...WE ARE TIRED OF THESE ANNOYING CALLS!!!

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You can go to www.ftc.gov and file a coplaint online.

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Please tell me how to file a complain these people suck!!!!

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Thank you for posting that link. I have been registered with DNC for years and yet this people still call.I have filed a complaint against them!

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these people suck, can't find a way to get ahold of the company, but at the very least, follow this link to file a complaint with the Do Not Call List:https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx

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Hello, my mother recieved this call and didn't answer it. When she tried calling it back it clicked her off. She couldn't get a ring or answer.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Call them back, you will get an option to press 3 to get on their do not caall list...or so they say...time will tteell

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That's what I have been doing, rather than getting annoyed

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I got this call and I have caller id and I didnt answer the phone and they left no message thank goodness for called id.

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Here are the rules: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/do-not-call-list

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
They called my cell number without my permission.

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Yes, they are governed by DNC lists.  Pennsylvania has 3 exceptions, 1) someone I have done business with in the past 13 months, 2) Non-profits and 3) Politicians.  You sweetie are not an exclusion, you are a royal pain in the butt.  Could not break the call this recording from 2142831316.  How many times do you have to call someone's home and have them hang-up.  This one was about how I would rate the President.  Another one was how would I rate my bank.  If I were not happy with my President, I have the option to vote and for my bank...none of your business.

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Thanks for the imfo.  it really helps to understand this sort of thing.  Calls can be annoying.

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yes there are time restrictions --NOTHING AFTER 9PM.  This includes all types of telemarking call.  Report anything after 9PM!!!!!

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Go to the DNC list and read it for yourself as to how wrong you are here.Robocalls to anyone on the DNC list are a no-no.

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The problem with these "survey" groups now is that they are using the "survey" gimmick to get around the DNC list and try to sell you something.  They have you answer a few dorky questions and then they tell you as a thank you, they will send you a free gift and you only have to pay shipping and handling or a "service fee."  The problem is that these fees are usually equal to the cost of the item and so you have just bought it.   So many people fall for this scam.

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how about when I askto speak to their supervisor and they refuse??? or how about when I ask each time to not to call me every again ???? How about then they just call and breath into the phone and then hang up  dont I have any &^$%## rights??????   Suvey this!!!!

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Actually this has changed now. Cell phones are now legal to call for research companies and they will cold call. I have also (on my home number) been receiving cold calls from law firms looking to bolster their potential class action suits. These calls start out as claiming to be a research call also. This number 214-283-1316 has been calling me every day for at least a week, the automated system claims it is a political survey.

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Thank you for the information.  They called me last eve at 19:00hrs.  Did not even give me enough time to get to the phone before they hung up

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Bull! They're only exempt initially. Once you tell them to stop calling you they are no longer exempt and the DNC laws apply.

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Survey Companies are considered telemarketers since they collect and sell your info. This outfit is a scam and violates FCC laws for dead calls and war dialing. They are bound to observe the no call list, but scam outfits never pay attention to it as they are difficult to trace and stay ahead of investigators. I have reported these crooks to FTC and FCC and State Attorney general, but they are impossible to find in a physical location.

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Some people have families to feed and sell drugs to make money; that doesn't make it right. There is no difference between telemarketers/solicitors and burglars.

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Bank robbers and muggers are also just trying to make a living.

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In a way I agree with "shame on you".  A HUGE majority of these calls are illegal scammers who go beyond the bounds of "just trying to make a living".  I am currently out of work and would NEVER take a job telemarketing or doing bogus "market surveys".

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Perhaps you are lucky enough to have never been out of work.  Some people take these jobs because they have families to feed.  I hate the unsolicited calls as much as the next person but I have never though that a caller did it to ruin my day; they are just trying to make a living.  As for trashy people, they are the ones with condemning opinions like yours.

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only trashy people do that kind of work

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After being told that they can't put me on the DNC-list, when I've asked for a supervisor they either say that there is no supervisor available, or put you on hold for a few minutes and then hand up.

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Been there done that and still filing complaints ns till getting the calls you should she my notebook of phone calls .. It ranges from this to that Playboy Magazine survey to credit interest rate .. better hurry now!!

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you are in a dream world honey...

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market research calls are subject to the same laws...they are not allowed to call before 9am or after 9pm and if you tell them to take your number off your list they must do so...if not they can be reported to the fcc

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Since i've joined the do no call list. Seems like i get more junk calls than i did before i joined it.

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When you request that you put them on their Do Not Call List, they are required to Stop using their list until they have put you on it. (at least in some states)

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The above information is not correct.  Here is the precise language from the National Do Not Call Registries official site.  Survey firms, charities, and politicians, and organizations working on their behalf are not subject to national DNC restrictions."Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls. However, if you ask a company with which you have an existing business relationship to place your number on its own do-not-call list, it must honor your request.  You should keep a record of the date you make the request."   (www.donotcall.gov).

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Even when you do all of what your post said they ignore you... Thanks for telling the facts!! Even if it is before 9 pm and you tell them not to call you they should honor your request right??? I feel like I have no rights... I am harassed every day by the people and no one does anything to stop them

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I got the same from barrage of phone calls from the other side.  You can't win.

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We have gotten numerous calls fom Republican surveys.We have been flooded with mail too. This was a survey about the economy, and I d not know which party called, or if it was independent.

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Both parties do this.You're getting calls from Democrats, because the data they have on you makes them think there's a good chance you'll vote Democratic. It's usually because of the town you live in. During the special US Senate election in January 2010, I got a LOT of calls and they were almost all from Scott Brown, because my town is mostly Republican. A friend of mine in a wealthy town got calls only from the Democratic candidate.

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Maybe the Democratic National Committee is tired of people calling them too. LOL

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the joke is that everyone refers to DNC list. Well friends, that can also be the Democratic National Committee. DNC = Do Not Call and DNC = Democratic National Committee

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I have found that most of these calls can be stop, especially after filling a complaint.  However, I find political calls the most annoying...   There should be a law to put them on the DNC list also....   Yea right, I can see that getting past too  (lol)  Fortunately tho, its seasonal

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Funy about that. I got so many calls from the  Obombers during the 2008 election year that even if I was intending to vote for him I would have voted for anyone else who didn't repeatedly call me and not stop when I asked  them to.

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According to the national DNC registry, a company has 31 days to add you from their do not call list. I recently put a post on facebook that anyone who has signed up for the DNC should go back and read it in it's entirety. Many organizations are exempt, but all must put you on their internal DNC list if the caller requests it. (again withing 31 days)

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So true.  They're collecting information for some company.  Whether that data gets sold or not, it *could* be sold to more telemarketers and junk mailers.  But, if they have more information about you, your data record will be more valuable to other telemarketers and junk mailers.  Best thing is to do not give out anything.  Funny thing is, peope that are not in the know will believe that it will prevent more calls from that one company, but what people have to realize that companies doesn't just collect information for nothing.

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Are you crazy? It's bad enough they have your number. Don't give them your name and address too.

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I'm sorry, but telemarketers I talk to generally hang up the moment I mention "do Not Call", the word "list" doesn't seem to get heard. I'd never get more words in to ask for a confirmation letter. If we tweek the law a bit and not only fine the company for violating the do not call list but the worker for not following the federal guidelines in removing phone numbers from lists, maybe it would work.

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Recently my phone company, Broadband went out of business and I had to find another one. I found an over the internet phone company (Phone.com) and boy, am I happy. I live in a retirement community and we were getting 8 to 10  calls a day.With my old service, I could not block any calls. But with this new service, I can block all of them. You should see my block list. All is quite now and I am at peace, plus the new service only cost me $9.88 a month, plus taxes. To say that I am happy is an under statement. If you have no blocking or limited blocking, maybe you should go on line and check out this service. All you need is high speed internet connection.

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I have filed complaints (both FTC/FCC and state) on over 20 numbers in the last couple of months.  Also, I have spoken to the state DA.  The DA's office told me THE DO NOT CALL LIST IS A WASTE OF TIME AND TOTALLY UNENFORCEABLE due to current technology which allows for the creation of fictitious phone numbers.  I keep a rolling list of blocked numbers as my telephone supplier only allows for 12 numbers to be blocked.  I am going to take a suggestion offered in these comments and set automatic forwarding of these calls either to themseleves or another harassing number.

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I filed a complaint for this number plus 16 other numbers to the FTC for this Card Services. I have 12 of these numbers blocked on my phone, this is my limit with my phone company. This Company has many numbers they call from including cell phone numbers. All we can do is keep filing these complaints with FTC and maybe they will catch up with this Company. I have been dealing with these people calling me since 2009. I have asked them to take me off their list and all they do is hang up on me. Time to shut this business down. I'm not sure what else to do. I called my Local Phone Co., talked to the Police and filed for the 3rd time on the "Do Not Call List". The Police advised me to file a complaint with the FTC I have done that.  I will be filing a complaint every time they call. So my advice to everyone else is to keep filing a complaint to FTC web site.  https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx?panel=2And here is the FTC phone number to file complaints: Phone: Call our toll-free helpline:1-877-FTC-HELP      ( 1-877-382-4357  )TTY: 1-866-653-4261Hope this information helps some of the readers.Lets flood FTC with all these complaints. Maybe they will do something about it.

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Doesn't help what the company does is change the calling phone number. I have gotten so many calls from this person wanting me to change credit cards to their company. It is always the same person with a different phone number. That's how they get around this.

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This is from an old telemarketer. When you request to be removed from their calling databank,you should also ask for a letter to be mailed to you stating you have been removed. There is also an 800 number each company has for these kind of complaints. Ask for the number and call it if you are bothered again after 72 hours.  If no removal has been done, then report the company to FCC.

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Maybe this post explains why there are so many illegal telemarketing calls. Someone starts out as an interviewer, comes to imagine they know all the rules, gets promoted . . . and then applies a lot of rules or implements a lot of waivers that don't exist.NOBODY is entitled to call after 9 p.m.ALL COMPANIES OF ANY FORM, CALLING FOR ANY REASON, are required to stop calling when notified of the recipient's request to stop. Some pretend that, unless you say, "Put us on your do not call list." they are not required to do it, but the reality is that they are prohibited from interfering -- in any way -- with a do not call request. That includes pretending the request did not take what they consider to be the "right form."This statement is true: " . . .they still cannot call a personal cell phone though unless you give them permission."And, "If they tell you they can not put you on a DNC list..." the company is not in compliance with the law. A supervisor or manager may be able to help, but if the caller can't do it, chances are the company is n't even trying to comply. Part of the confusion stems from the fact that they are allowed to call even people who are on state or national Do Not Call registries. However, ALL entities (Even politicians.) are required to have internal DNC lists. They're also required to immediately put you on their list as soon as you ask.

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didn't know that - thanks so much for the great information!

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Thank you I just got one tonight and it is from Plano TX great being bothered again

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thanks for posting this. this has clarified some questions i've had.

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I used to work for market research companies as an interviewer, market research survey calls are not included in the law by the National DNC list, so you may receive calls from market research, they also do not have time restrictions like solicitors since they are not selling anything, companies like Gallup however try to keep it no later than 9 PM.  Most research companies also can disposition a call as Do Not Call, and have the number on a list, but not all of them do this, they are also not required to do so, Gallup and MSR out of Omaha however do, Its annoying, they still cannot call a personal cell phone though unless you give them permission.  If they tell you they can not put you on a DNC list...ask for a supervisor or manager...they'll normally get you on something or remove the number from the current program database.  I hope this helps.

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A research company called with an automated survey. There is no way to opt out as far as I understand. I answered the questions. Hopefully they will stop calling. Did anyone manage to unsubscribe from them?

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