(443) 234-2100

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Report by Brutus Long ago Unknown
a mi ya van varios días que me llaman de ese telefono he contestado y nadie me responde lo mas seguro es que sea de extorsionadores que quieren realizar detalle para ver quien contesta de cada numero marcado si le llaman contesten sin hablar y dejen el telefono descolgado para que les salga mas caro a los perros estos..........
Report by Moi Long ago Unknown
Es hora de pedir que desactiven ese número telefónico, no es posible que la gente tenga que vivir cuidándose hasta de contestar el teléfono.
Report by slayer Long ago Unknown
jajaj voy aplikar esa grabacion xD ajjajajaja
Report by ClienteFrecuente de Extorsionadores Long ago Unknown
Jajajaja, muy buena la grabacion.  Y muy buen foro donde he confirmado lo que ya sospechaba, que los que marcan desde ese numero son extorsionadores.
Report by george Long ago Unknown
443-234-2100No contestar porque....nose yo vi la llamada y me meti aqui.. la llamada la recibi a las 11.00 am en lunes,y si contestas fije voz de contestadora y di lo siguiente:"por el momento no estamos aceptando extorsiones ni fraudes, favor de meterse el teléfono por donde mejor le quepa o mas le guste, gracias"
Report by anonimo Long ago Unknown
no pongo mi nombre por miedo de este numero me marcan  a mi casa ya puse la denuncia pero como no dicen nada  solo llaman y no contestan, dice la policia q no se puede actuar,  eso es algo que deveria de discutirse como e posible q alguien te moleste o quiera hacerte daño y nuestras autoridades no lo puedan prevenir ya hasta que te secuestraron o mataron hacen como q investigan y da igual presentan secuestradores q no son o arman montajes de captura de delincuentes y es pura farza me da tristeza que vivamos en un pais asi lleno de corrupsion los politicos hasta matan por llegar al poder y si no es el politico son sus seguidores con tal de asegurar q su candidato gane son capaces de todo , esto claro para que les tiren un hueso maldita sea estoy molestandome  lo mejor es como dicen no contestar ninguna llamada en la que no conozcamos el numero saludos a todos
Report by Tinta Negra Long ago Unknown
443 al parecer es de un poblado de Michoacan los números de diferemtes Celulares y un número de esos es privilegiado 2100 las autoridades deben de tener ese dato.   Para ser un loco que llama y cuelga le sale caro al parecer el gustito.  Les recomiendo que sus mensajes de voz los cambien o los quiten.  Y que sea un varón de preferencia que les grave el mensaje y no de apellido ni señas de nada.  Buscan hacer una relacion de la información que tienen para extorcionar a las familias.   Cambien su telefono a uno con identificador de llamadas y si les llaman mas de 1 vez recomiendo dar parte a la delegacion correspondiente.  Mi sospecha es que alguien vende las bases de datos del IFE y muchas compañias las compran para sus ventas.  Y esa misma base es muy facil ver que domicilio tiene muchas personas en el mismo y empieza a relacionar las cosas.    No den datos ni sus nombres:   Llamadas sospechosas no contesten o digan que van a denunciar el numero a las autoridades. Y denuncien,  solo les lleva poco tiempo.
Report by Gael Long ago Unknown
Se están recibiendo estas llamadas en Morelia, Michoacán, México, cuya clve de área es 443¿Alguién sabe algo al respecto?
Report by HUGO LONGORIA Long ago Unknown
a mi me estan marcadno, ya van varias veces, y la verdad mejor investigue y como reultado me salio esta pagina a donde escribo estas lineas, agua no se dejen engañar...............
Report by ross Long ago Unknown
de donde es
Report by 4432342100 Long ago Unknown
me llaman y me cuelgan de este numero varias veces al dia
Report by quede anonimo Cuernavaca Long ago Unknown
(443)2342100   este  telefono han estado llamando  .....  ojo  solo tengan cuidadoLo mejor  que  ustedes pueden hacer cuando  no conozcan el numero  o  no tengan familiares  en  otro estado de la  republica--------- no lo  contesten  en ese  mismo momento.Consulten  la lada en su directorio  y si es de otro estado  pues para que contestar.  ((inventos de premios ))  ya  no son frecuentes estas extorciones.o activen el contestador automatico  y  que les dejen el mensaje.... total ellos  no saben si en verdad estan detras de su telefono  escuchando  la  grabacion.  Ademas sirve de prueba  para  cuando les llamen-----  u  otra  grabenlo con su  celular  la llamada  ((en pleno siglo 21  y que  no haya forma de rastrearlos  eso ya es mucho)  pero  recuerden la justicia  es ciega  y renga....... Es verdad que se imparte sin mirar a quien  pero cuando llega    .....  llega  muy   tarde...     Cuidense de los  extorcionadores---  buen dia.
Report by S.Holms Long ago Unknown
A mi tambien me han llamado y me cuelgan, pero entren a http://www.allareacodes.com/reverse-phone-lookup/ y con el telefono (443)2342100 da información de la localizacion del telefono. Yo maque y nadie contesta, obviamente... simplemente si reciben una llamada de este telefono no contesten.
Report by Yole Long ago Unknown
A mi me han llamado preguntando por Maria Tejeda y les digo que es telefono equivocado y me preguntan :"esta la titular de la linea" y cuando le dije:"que sentido tiene que este la titular si estas llamando a numero equivocado?" y colgaron
Report by dan miedo Long ago Unknown
llaman y cuelgan.
Report by da miedo Long ago Unknown
llaman y cuelgan..... da miedo.
Report by liscanovillegas_@hotmail.com Long ago Unknown
me llaman y me cuelgan cuidado es peligroso
Report by MEDAS MIEDO TERESA Long ago Unknown
ME LLAMAN Y ME CUELGAN, ES PELIGROSO, TENGAN CUIDADO
Report by ELMA C Long ago Unknown
extortion call to mexico to ask you for money fraud
Report by elma c Long ago Unknown
llaman para mexico para extorsion te piden dinero fraude

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585-204-6000

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Just got the same exact letter. I wish I knew how to stop it. Have been dealing with other companies all week who claim the same thing only they are of American and African American decent. They freaked me out so bad I paid and made arraingments as I sat and thought about it I was like so STUPID that then I called bank got my money back and am dealing with all this. They say they will summuns me to court if I don't keep my arraingments. My coffe table is filled with bank statments, credit reports and phnoe #'s how do we stop this???

585-204-6000

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I just receive the same exact email as RG and disgusted. I have no clue who these people are but they must be crazy as HELL. If i owe ACS or whoever, you might want to send proper documents showing how and why. I work to hard for my money!

585-204-6000

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SAME EMAIL. SAME AMOUNT. AMAZING, ISN'T IT?

585-204-6000

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Scam.it say i owe 4789.87 i saw one other person on here that owe that exact same total

585-204-6000

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Wow! I also received the exact same email! They are full of it!

585-204-6000

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I just recieved the email, exact same email. Glad to know it is a scam, why cant we sop these people???

585-204-6000

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I also received this email... It sounds like a total scam...... Is ACS a real company? Do they have an office in the US? When does a legitimate debt company use a cel phone to conduct business.. Here is the email they sent me:This is in reference to your Account number 71542 with ACS in order to notify you that after making several calls to you on your phone number, we were not able to get hold of you. So the legal department of ACS has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press charges against you. Your account with ACS is in Final Collections. According to our records, your outstanding balance is $799.36Do revert back if you want to get rid of these legal consequences and make a payment arrangement within the next 48 hours or else the case will be downloaded against you. As we have shared with you in previous letters, read your loan agreement; the next step is clearly defined. It could cost us both a great deal of time and money; you can avoid this by taking care of this now. The opportunity to take care of this voluntary is quickly coming to an end. We would hate for you to lose the option of resolving this before it goes to the next step which is a Lawsuit against you, but to do so you must take immediate action. It is quick and easy:Grab your debit card and call us or e-mail us right now in order to make a payment and freeze down this case. Contact us on 1-585-326-0000 If you do not take immediate action: We will be forced to download this case against you and once it is downloaded the creditor has entire rights to inform your employer and your references regarding this issue and the law suit will be the next step which will be amounting to $4447.25 and will be totally levied upon you and that would be excluding your attorney charges and the due amount pending on your name $799.36. Thanks for being our customer, ACS Legal Department--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Confidentiality Statement & Notice: This email is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521 and intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any review, retransmission, dissemination to unauthorized persons or other use of the original message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you received this electronic transmission in error, please reply to the above-referenced sender about the error and permanently delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

585-204-6000

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I received the same email today and I have attached a copy:This is in reference to your Account number 2487-740 with ACS in order to notify you that after making several calls to you on your phone number, we were not able to get hold of you. So the legal department of ACS has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press charges against you. Your account with ACS is in Final Collections. According to our records, your outstanding balance is $680.45Do revert back if you want to get rid of these legal consequences and make a payment arrangement within the next 48 hours or else the case will be downloaded against you. As we have shared with you in previous letters, read your loan agreement; the next step is clearly defined. It could cost us both a great deal of time and money; you can avoid this by taking care of this now. The opportunity to take care of this voluntary is quickly coming to an end. We would hate for you to lose the option of resolving this before it goes to the next step which is a Lawsuit against you, but to do so you must take immediate action. It is quick and easy:Grab your debit card and call us or e-mail us right now in order to make a payment and freeze down this case. Contact us on 1-585.204.6000 If you do not take immediate action: We will be forced to download this case against you and once it is downloaded the creditor has entire rights to inform your employer and your references regarding this issue and the law suit will be the next step which will be amounting to $3402.25 and will be totally levied upon you and that would be excluding your attorney charges and the due amount pending on your name $680.45 Thanks for being our customer,ACS Legal Department--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Confidentiality Statement & Notice: This email is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521 and intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any review, retransmission, dissemination to unauthorized persons or other use of the original message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you received this electronic transmission in error, please reply to the above-referenced sender about the error and permanently delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. I refuse to pay these idiots or respond to their threats.  We (U.S. Citizens) have been threaten and our identity has been jeopardized by these outsiders (ARABS).  They use fictious names and are calling outside the U.S.  They have been calling me for over 2 years and even at my workplace.  I have made complaints with FTC, Attorney General's office, and local police.  PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THEIR THREATS!!!!!  They should be prosecuted to the extent of the law and pay for their criminal activity. (Email:  acs.collections.legaldepartmnt@gmail.com (they don't even know how to spell!)

585-204-6000

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I recevied a email this morning about the same thing, I am so frustrated with these calls, I am getting them from all type of companies

585-204-6000

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WEIRD "E"...I got the EXACT same letter, right down to the account number!  Obviously this is a scam. I feel better seeing that I am not the only one being harassed!

585-204-6000

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ditto.  here's the email i got today.... been reporting it for three years now.  ugh...So you know, there IS an agency with the initials ACS that handles student loans - it is maintained through the government (I know this because I work at a university and frequently work with deferments).  BUT - the ACS listed in these emails is NOT ASSOCIATED WITH STUDENT LOANS.  This is a scam, and has been reported several times...  not sure where to go from here, except to keep reporting to the local police (especially if they call you at home), and call the BBB.  Good luck, everybody.--EFor the record - here's my letter.This is in reference to your Account number 80470-50 with ACS in order to notify you that after making several calls to you on your phone number, we were not able to get hold of you. So the legal department of ACS has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press charges against you. Your account with ACS is in Final Collections. According to our records, your outstanding balance is $855.20Do revert back if you want to get rid of these legal consequences and make a payment arrangement within the next 48 hours or else the case will be downloaded against you. As we have shared with you in previous letters, read your loan agreement; the next step is clearly defined. It could cost us both a great deal of time and money; you can avoid this by taking care of this now. The opportunity to take care of this voluntary is quickly coming to an end. We would hate for you to lose the option of resolving this before it goes to the next step which is a Lawsuit against you, but to do so you must take immediate action. It is quick and easy:Grab your debit card and call us or e-mail us right now in order to make a payment and freeze down this case. Contact us on 1-585-204-6000 If you do not take immediate action: We will be forced to download this case against you and once it is downloaded the creditor has entire rights to inform your employer and your references regarding this issue and the law suit will be the next step which will be amounting to $4728.35 and will be totally levied upon you and that would be excluding your attorney charges and the due amount pending on your name $855.20 Thanks for being our customer, ACS Legal Department--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Confidentiality Statement & Notice: This email is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521 and intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any review, retransmission, dissemination to unauthorized persons or other use of the original message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you received this electronic transmission in error, please reply to the above-referenced sender about the error and permanently delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

585-204-6000

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please stop the  calls from 5852046000

585-204-6000

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This company is not involved in student loans.  The government has different means of getting you to pay your student loans and use proper English.  I have reported this company on several occasions to IC3, FBI, Attorney General and others with NO success.  It would appear, citizens are just to take it and say nothing about these tactics.  Speaking out does NOTHING!

585-204-6000

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I received a letter identical to CB's letter except for the amount I presumably owe them. I was concerned at first until I did a little research and found out ACS is about student loans. I have never been involved in any way whatsoever with any student loan, either my own or my children's, so I clicked spam and I am done with it. It seems like there should be some way to stop this harassment but I don't know how. But if you are reading this, just know you are not alone.

585-204-6000

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What is ACS?

585-204-6000

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This is a cell phone number through Sprint.

585-204-6000

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I just received the same exact letter as above at my workplace email.I find it hysterical that they would use the term "If you do not take immediate action: We will be forced to download this case against you ...They apparently arr not English speaking people and tif they were, I wouldknow from an intelligence stand point that terminology is not used like thatwhen a collector is attempting to collect a debt.How silly

585-204-6000

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I just received an e-mail stating the whole "spiel" as above and lo and behold!   The amount I owe is $620.56..............amazing.   They also have called all morning at my work place..................  The person says his name is Peter Anderson, but can barely pronounce the name and very defintely has an East Indican accent.    They have been calling me for three years and nothing I have said to them, including that I would pay this if it is really my debt but first they would have to send me documentation with my signature on the note.   The answer from them is that they cannot send any documentation until I make arrangements to pay them in full by electronic check, or debit card, or credit card......I just wish there were some way of stopping the harrassment.

585-204-6000

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I just received the following email from these crooks:This is in reference to your Account number 563-81 with ACS in order to notify you that after making several calls to you on your phone number, we were not able to get hold of you. So the legal department of ACS has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press charges against you. Your account with ACS is in Final Collections. According to our records, your outstanding balance is $620.56. Do revert back if you want to get rid of these legal consequences and make a payment arrangement within the next 48 hours or else the case will be downloaded against you. As we have shared with you in previous letters, read your loan agreement; the next step is clearly defined. It could cost us both a great deal of time and money; you can avoid this by taking care of this now. The opportunity to take care of this voluntary is quickly coming to an end. We would hate for you to lose the option of resolving this before it goes to the next step which is a Lawsuit against you, but to do so you must take immediate action. It is quick and easy:Grab your debit card and call us or e-mail us right now in order to make a payment and freeze down this case. Contact us on 1-585-204-6000 If you do not take immediate action: We will be forced to download this case against you and once it is downloaded the creditor has entire rights to inform your employer and your references regarding this issue and the law suit will be the next step which will be amounting to $4789.87 and will be totally levied upon you and that would be excluding your attorney charges and the due amount pending on your name $620.56. Thanks for being our customer,ACS Legal Department--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Confidentiality Statement & Notice: This email is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521 and intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any review, retransmission, dissemination to unauthorized persons or other use of the original message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you received this electronic transmission in error, please reply to the above-referenced sender about the error and permanently delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation

585-204-6000

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tired of getting nasty phone calls from this number.  How do people like this get away from harrassing individuals?  Is there any justice around?  can they be stopped?  I have filed complaints with the Attorney General of California, New York and Florida.  Nothing

541-205-4575

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I get calls looking for my ex! this time "Devin" says he will remove me from the list of emergency contacts

541-205-4575

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Unwanted call from a recovery service.  Calls every day.

541-205-4575

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This is United Recovery Systems, LP, of Houston, TX. www.ursi.com. Google search of the number shows it based in Klamath Falls. They must have some system they can hook up to that makes the call from there to mask their phone number and lure people with caller ID to answer.

541-205-4575

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They call 2 to 3 times a day always asking for me or my wife but never want to tell me what its about so i say im not home this last time i asked them to stop calling and told the lady she was a s**t

541-205-4575

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Some name I cant understand is *not available* They have callled 3 time in a month no message?

541-205-4575

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THEY NEVER LEAVE A MESSAGE.

541-205-4575

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they called them selfs irs

541-205-4575

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Calls regularly with no voice, no message - just repeated playing of music "Remember Me"

541-205-4575

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Just got off the phone with an inarticulate cold call novice and yes, the number does come up as a Klamath Falls number. Someone please take this bone-head down!

541-205-4575

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YUP........ I got the same call..... from Klamath Falls,  OR

541-205-4575

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Mo, you are certainly rude and incorrect.  Not everybody receiving calls from this number is delinquent in paying their bills.  I have been receiving bothersome calls from this number and I assure you I am NOT delinquent, nor have I ever been delinquent in paying my bills.  So, I guess it's just you that is irritating!

541-205-4575

20 Report Long ago Unknown
It is a debt collector. Calling us for a few days now asking for my husband, because his mother used his name as a Reference Call back Number. Pay your bills, and they won't have to call and irritate you!

541-205-4575

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It is from a collection company.  A "Cindy Mote" is leaving messages - I have no idea what for. She gives no details.  The call originates from Klamath Falls, OR.

541-205-4575

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I got a call from this number. A woman asked me if I can give a message to some guy in a differnt apartment. I don't even know anyone living in my building with that name!  I told my landlord.

541-205-4575

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Received a call from this number, using a local area code.  He identified himself as Calvin.  He started asking questions and we informed that we didn't know him and would not give out personal information.

541-205-4575

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This number called and I called it back only to get a service recording. They did not leave a message.

541-205-4575

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left no message

541-205-4575

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have been calling for a month I never answer it they never leave message..I let them waste their time not mine...

541-205-4575

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This number can apparently be used for Key Bank as well. Sometimes leaving a message, and other times not. It is out of Houston Tx, even though it comes up as an Oregon area code.

541-205-4575

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They call every day!

518-282-4072

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they keep calling for someone not here.  harrassed by these phone calls, no such person here and they immediately called back and were extremely rude and threateningHave been polite until now, they call numerous times in one day and ask them not to.told them to never call here again and they swore at me, told them offwould not identify why they were calling just wanted to speak with someone who is not here and refused to believe person not here.  called a business number to find this individualpure harrassmentfeel sorry for the person they are after.

518-282-4072

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Just got a call from a man from them today asking to speak to me. Without identifying myself, I asked who this was. He said it was X from ARS. I asked what ARS was and he said that he would leave a message and when "Cam" got back, "she" could decide who to share her private business with. He was talking through gritted teeth. At that time, I identified myself and said that if he could not carry on a civilized conversation that I would --  and that was when he interrupted to say something else much ruder and louder and I hung up. I am in the process of filing bankruptcy, but all my creditors have my lawyer's information.Caller ID showed "Call Center, NY 518-282-4072" which was why I didn't identify myself at first.

518-282-4072

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The call  from "Brittany" from Associated Recovery Systems came to my house on April 9th at 5:14 PM. She asked for Nick D. No one by that name lives with us however I have a 15 nephew by that name who lives in another state. I stayed on the phone to see ihow it may pertain to him. When "Britanny"  asked for him, I lied, telling her Nick was actually my 5 year old child. She said it was a personal business matter and would only speak directly to him. Let me assure you Brittany is no rocket scientist!,which is why she can't find gainful employment.The incoming call was from                              504-273-4666

518-282-4072

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Called my cell# asking for my husband (he has his OWN cell) by his first name only. She, Sherry, sounded like she was drunk and hung up when she asked if I was his wife and I answered yes..

518-282-4072

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A recording said this was an important call for ------ and was not a sales call. If this is ------, press 1. If this is not ------, press 2.The phone number is from Hampton, NY, per Telephone Prefix Search, http://www.thedirectory.org/pref/search/518.htm. Note: You need to change the area code in the URL.

518-282-4072

18 Report Long ago Unknown
They keep calling for someone who used my phone number.  I keep telling them that I don't know who they are or why they are using my number.

518-282-4072

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Incoming calls - "Reorder/fast busy on call back x 10".  They Left no message.

518-282-4072

18 Report Long ago Unknown
They have another number, 210-693-0941.They represent Dell in collections

518-282-4072

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They also have another number 435-535-0321.  They've been harassing me, have left message a few times.  I do not answer any number I do not recognize.  This is the 10th collection agency harassing me for a credit card that was let go on my husband's bankruptcy 8 years ago.  I proved this 3 years ago, and for the last 2 years I've had 10 different agency's. They give up eventually because I don't give up.

518-282-4072

18 Report Long ago Unknown
They have called every day, loudly, their phone is always busy if I call.  I asked what company and the lady wouldn't tell me, was extremely rude and said I had to say who I was.  She hung up.   They call and 8 am and throughout the day.  BIG NEWS!!!!!  I called and got the jerks info second time around the first lady was rude and wouldn't tell me who is calling me.                           ARS Associated Recovery Systems           outgoing: 518-282-4072                                                                                                  incoming: 866-725-4895                           MAILING ADDRESS                                    PAYMENT ADDRESS                          P.O. BOX 469048                                        ARS NATIONAL                          ESCONDIDO, CA                                          960 SOUTH ANDREASEN                          92046                                                           SUITE B                                                                                                 ESCONDIDO, CA                                                                                                 92029     NOW WE CAN REPORT THEIR ILLEGAL HARASSMENT AND/OR CALL THE JERKS BACK HOW DO THEY LIKE IT

518-282-4072

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calls repeatedly, never leaves voicemail.

518-282-4072

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Called asking for Rhonda McCormick...no clue who she is. They gentleman was rude and then said wrong number...and hung up.

518-282-4072

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Bad Scam!! I agree with the other posters and blogs. DON'T ANSWER or CALL BACK!!

518-282-4072

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Received call, person stated they were calling in regards to my chase account. The women said there was no payment made on the card and I advised her that was incorrect and told her that I tried to make a payment agreement on the card and it was unsucessful.She gave me no idea of where she was calling from and she would not transfer me to a supervisor. The women became very rude and irrate and told me to pay my bills on time and stop wasting her time. F$%#ing unbelievable phone call. Possible SCAM if not terrible customer service!!!!

518-282-4072

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Received a call from them, would not say who they were. Said they would call back later.

518-282-4072

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BIG NEWS!!!!!  I called and got the jerks info second time around the first lady was rude and wouldn't tell me who is calling me.                            ARS Associated Recovery Systems           outgoing: 518-282-4072                                                                                                   incoming: 866-725-4895                            MAILING ADDRESS                                    PAYMENT ADDRESS                           P.O. BOX 469048                                        ARS NATIONAL                           ESCONDIDO, CA                                          960 SOUTH ANDREASEN                           92046                                                           SUITE B                                                                                                  ESCONDIDO, CA                                                                                                  92029      NOW WE CAN REPORT THEIR ILLEGAL HARASSMENT AND/OR CALL THE JERKS BACK HOW DO THEY LIKE IT

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they are harassing me too.  I am looking them up right now but it is a credit collector called ARS.  They tell me to call 866-725-4895 but on the caller id it says 518-282-4072 and that is an outgoing only line.  They have broken the law in harassing me.  check out the FTC federal trade commissions site about fair credit collecting practices.  I was a victim of id theft, but I will probably get my $1000 from these jerk creditors for breaking the law.

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called me, i called back 8 times and got busy signal each time

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Yes I think some of them specifically pull the DNC list as a free source of telephone numbers

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I have noticed that I get more calls now that my number is on the "do not call registry" than I did before. What a waste of time.

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I live in PA too so if you can give me the "how to" on filing suit against these horrible companies, I would be grateful.

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Just a call from these a***ole. Had broken emglish and after a couple of questions they hungup on me. Filed a complaint with do not call and also going to check into a new law that was past in PA since I live here. Supposely you can sue these companies now for calling you. Might want to check your own state laws on this. If they get sued enough they would stop all this annouying calls.

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i "ignore" these too with the exception of filing a complaint at the do not call website.  you don't need to know WHO was calling just that a telemarketer was calling.

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You are 100% correct --- now to figure a way of stopping bad guys. I don't answer the call if I don't recognize the number.

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The DoNotCall Registry works on voluntary compliance like speed limit signs on highways. Honest telemarketers honor the Registry, abusive telemarketers and scammers do not.

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What is the whole point of being on the"do not call" list ?  Does anything work...I just ignore these calls anymore from area codes and numbers I do not recognize.

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Love the airhorn idea, when I get calls from these morons I just hit the answer button and set my phone in front of the TV.

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You are my hero. Credit card savings, zero. Air horn in ear of telemarketer, PRICELESS! I'm ready for 'em now :)

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A third option is a screaming smoke alarm. There is a "test" button on every smoke alarm.

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I receive these calls every week or so.  I like your idea for a AIR HORN response.  Too bad technology hasn't come up with a way to 'fry' telemarketing phone numbers such as this.  Especially since they weren't solicited.  After having their phone system 'fried' maybe they'd be a little more careful in how often they pester people.

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Love that idea!  Except my landlord lives downstairs and he would probably wonder what was up...

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Good for you!  Keep up the good work.  :-D

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AWESOME!!!  did you give the SECOND caller a call from the air horn too???  i would have AFTER they chastized me THEN i would have called the Florida AG.

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Absolutely love the air horn idea!   Keep up the good work.  Undesirable behavior from these spammers/phishers/leaches must be convincingly and systematically discouraged.

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This is great!  I thought about a whistle, but an air horn is fabulous.  Good for you!

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They called me this morning,, showed up as "lower Interest".  I was ready, gave them a long blast with my AIR HORN and hung up.  I got a call back about 10 seconds later from 407-565-9999, chastizing me for using the air horn.  I looked up this number, and was able to find out where it came from.  There appears to be specific information available on who owns it (it is a landline), and that number seems to be located in the Sun Trust building at the corner of South Orange and W. south Street, Orlando.

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yes, they call me sometimes 5 times a day. It is a lower interest company. I have told them at least 4 times to stop by going directly to a representative. Two times they hung up on me. The last time I talked to someone very nicely about being taken off their list, he said I would....LIE......I just got another call from them.

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Keeps calling at 9am every morning, no message. Any idea?

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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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Yes I think some of them specifically pull the DNC list as a free source of telephone numbers

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I have noticed that I get more calls now that my number is on the "do not call registry" than I did before. What a waste of time.

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I live in PA too so if you can give me the "how to" on filing suit against these horrible companies, I would be grateful.

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Just a call from these a***ole. Had broken emglish and after a couple of questions they hungup on me. Filed a complaint with do not call and also going to check into a new law that was past in PA since I live here. Supposely you can sue these companies now for calling you. Might want to check your own state laws on this. If they get sued enough they would stop all this annouying calls.

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i "ignore" these too with the exception of filing a complaint at the do not call website.  you don't need to know WHO was calling just that a telemarketer was calling.

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You are 100% correct --- now to figure a way of stopping bad guys. I don't answer the call if I don't recognize the number.

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The DoNotCall Registry works on voluntary compliance like speed limit signs on highways. Honest telemarketers honor the Registry, abusive telemarketers and scammers do not.

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What is the whole point of being on the"do not call" list ?  Does anything work...I just ignore these calls anymore from area codes and numbers I do not recognize.

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Love the airhorn idea, when I get calls from these morons I just hit the answer button and set my phone in front of the TV.

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You are my hero. Credit card savings, zero. Air horn in ear of telemarketer, PRICELESS! I'm ready for 'em now :)

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A third option is a screaming smoke alarm. There is a "test" button on every smoke alarm.

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I receive these calls every week or so.  I like your idea for a AIR HORN response.  Too bad technology hasn't come up with a way to 'fry' telemarketing phone numbers such as this.  Especially since they weren't solicited.  After having their phone system 'fried' maybe they'd be a little more careful in how often they pester people.

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Love that idea!  Except my landlord lives downstairs and he would probably wonder what was up...

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Good for you!  Keep up the good work.  :-D

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AWESOME!!!  did you give the SECOND caller a call from the air horn too???  i would have AFTER they chastized me THEN i would have called the Florida AG.

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Absolutely love the air horn idea!   Keep up the good work.  Undesirable behavior from these spammers/phishers/leaches must be convincingly and systematically discouraged.

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This is great!  I thought about a whistle, but an air horn is fabulous.  Good for you!

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They called me this morning,, showed up as "lower Interest".  I was ready, gave them a long blast with my AIR HORN and hung up.  I got a call back about 10 seconds later from 407-565-9999, chastizing me for using the air horn.  I looked up this number, and was able to find out where it came from.  There appears to be specific information available on who owns it (it is a landline), and that number seems to be located in the Sun Trust building at the corner of South Orange and W. south Street, Orlando.

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yes, they call me sometimes 5 times a day. It is a lower interest company. I have told them at least 4 times to stop by going directly to a representative. Two times they hung up on me. The last time I talked to someone very nicely about being taken off their list, he said I would....LIE......I just got another call from them.

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Keeps calling at 9am every morning, no message. Any idea?

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Yes I think some of them specifically pull the DNC list as a free source of telephone numbers

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I have noticed that I get more calls now that my number is on the "do not call registry" than I did before. What a waste of time.

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I live in PA too so if you can give me the "how to" on filing suit against these horrible companies, I would be grateful.

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Just a call from these a***ole. Had broken emglish and after a couple of questions they hungup on me. Filed a complaint with do not call and also going to check into a new law that was past in PA since I live here. Supposely you can sue these companies now for calling you. Might want to check your own state laws on this. If they get sued enough they would stop all this annouying calls.

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i "ignore" these too with the exception of filing a complaint at the do not call website.  you don't need to know WHO was calling just that a telemarketer was calling.

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You are 100% correct --- now to figure a way of stopping bad guys. I don't answer the call if I don't recognize the number.

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The DoNotCall Registry works on voluntary compliance like speed limit signs on highways. Honest telemarketers honor the Registry, abusive telemarketers and scammers do not.

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What is the whole point of being on the"do not call" list ?  Does anything work...I just ignore these calls anymore from area codes and numbers I do not recognize.

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Love the airhorn idea, when I get calls from these morons I just hit the answer button and set my phone in front of the TV.

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You are my hero. Credit card savings, zero. Air horn in ear of telemarketer, PRICELESS! I'm ready for 'em now :)

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A third option is a screaming smoke alarm. There is a "test" button on every smoke alarm.

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I receive these calls every week or so.  I like your idea for a AIR HORN response.  Too bad technology hasn't come up with a way to 'fry' telemarketing phone numbers such as this.  Especially since they weren't solicited.  After having their phone system 'fried' maybe they'd be a little more careful in how often they pester people.

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Love that idea!  Except my landlord lives downstairs and he would probably wonder what was up...

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Good for you!  Keep up the good work.  :-D

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AWESOME!!!  did you give the SECOND caller a call from the air horn too???  i would have AFTER they chastized me THEN i would have called the Florida AG.

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Absolutely love the air horn idea!   Keep up the good work.  Undesirable behavior from these spammers/phishers/leaches must be convincingly and systematically discouraged.

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This is great!  I thought about a whistle, but an air horn is fabulous.  Good for you!

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They called me this morning,, showed up as "lower Interest".  I was ready, gave them a long blast with my AIR HORN and hung up.  I got a call back about 10 seconds later from 407-565-9999, chastizing me for using the air horn.  I looked up this number, and was able to find out where it came from.  There appears to be specific information available on who owns it (it is a landline), and that number seems to be located in the Sun Trust building at the corner of South Orange and W. south Street, Orlando.

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yes, they call me sometimes 5 times a day. It is a lower interest company. I have told them at least 4 times to stop by going directly to a representative. Two times they hung up on me. The last time I talked to someone very nicely about being taken off their list, he said I would....LIE......I just got another call from them.

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Keeps calling at 9am every morning, no message. Any idea?

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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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Yes I think some of them specifically pull the DNC list as a free source of telephone numbers

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I have noticed that I get more calls now that my number is on the "do not call registry" than I did before. What a waste of time.

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I live in PA too so if you can give me the "how to" on filing suit against these horrible companies, I would be grateful.

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Just a call from these a***ole. Had broken emglish and after a couple of questions they hungup on me. Filed a complaint with do not call and also going to check into a new law that was past in PA since I live here. Supposely you can sue these companies now for calling you. Might want to check your own state laws on this. If they get sued enough they would stop all this annouying calls.

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i "ignore" these too with the exception of filing a complaint at the do not call website.  you don't need to know WHO was calling just that a telemarketer was calling.

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You are 100% correct --- now to figure a way of stopping bad guys. I don't answer the call if I don't recognize the number.

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The DoNotCall Registry works on voluntary compliance like speed limit signs on highways. Honest telemarketers honor the Registry, abusive telemarketers and scammers do not.

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What is the whole point of being on the"do not call" list ?  Does anything work...I just ignore these calls anymore from area codes and numbers I do not recognize.

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Love the airhorn idea, when I get calls from these morons I just hit the answer button and set my phone in front of the TV.

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You are my hero. Credit card savings, zero. Air horn in ear of telemarketer, PRICELESS! I'm ready for 'em now :)

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A third option is a screaming smoke alarm. There is a "test" button on every smoke alarm.

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I receive these calls every week or so.  I like your idea for a AIR HORN response.  Too bad technology hasn't come up with a way to 'fry' telemarketing phone numbers such as this.  Especially since they weren't solicited.  After having their phone system 'fried' maybe they'd be a little more careful in how often they pester people.

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Love that idea!  Except my landlord lives downstairs and he would probably wonder what was up...

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Good for you!  Keep up the good work.  :-D

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AWESOME!!!  did you give the SECOND caller a call from the air horn too???  i would have AFTER they chastized me THEN i would have called the Florida AG.

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Absolutely love the air horn idea!   Keep up the good work.  Undesirable behavior from these spammers/phishers/leaches must be convincingly and systematically discouraged.

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This is great!  I thought about a whistle, but an air horn is fabulous.  Good for you!

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They called me this morning,, showed up as "lower Interest".  I was ready, gave them a long blast with my AIR HORN and hung up.  I got a call back about 10 seconds later from 407-565-9999, chastizing me for using the air horn.  I looked up this number, and was able to find out where it came from.  There appears to be specific information available on who owns it (it is a landline), and that number seems to be located in the Sun Trust building at the corner of South Orange and W. south Street, Orlando.

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yes, they call me sometimes 5 times a day. It is a lower interest company. I have told them at least 4 times to stop by going directly to a representative. Two times they hung up on me. The last time I talked to someone very nicely about being taken off their list, he said I would....LIE......I just got another call from them.

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Keeps calling at 9am every morning, no message. Any idea?

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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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Just got a call use many numbers have heavy Indian accent real a***s

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They have been calling me daily too!  I just filed a complaint with the FCC.  If anyone else wants to as well, here's the link:  http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

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Received this call with no message left. Caller-ID says the name is "DOCTORS OFFICE". My caller-ID never uses all caps like that with any other caller, so I knew something was wrong with it and didn't pick up. Interesting to know that they are trying to reach all over the US for a chiropractor who is in which state was it again that I would have to fly my family to for the free evaluation? Please whoever can do so submit this caller to the FCC for privacy infringements.

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Same.  It's a scam.

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I've been getting calls from the "Doctor's Office" several times each day. He says something about a free chiropractic examination if we donate food for the food bank.

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I blocked it on my Panasonic land line.  They called everyday.  I never answered because I didn't recognize the number.  They never left a message which was a clue that they were bogus.

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Indian accent, said he was Michael Stevens, calling on behalf of chiropractor Dr. Ryan Schell, offering a free spinal exam.  When I told him I was on the do-not-call list he acted all surprised and said he was sorry to bother me.  I told him it would be more than a bother, because I was going to report the call at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm .

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Recorded message stated that "All operators were currently busy, but stay on the line to find out how to lower your mortgage".  Seems their story changes from call to call...  Definitely NOT a Doctor's Office!!!They call several times a day.Everyone please report this to the FTC !!!

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I have received several hang up calls from this company.  Usually call when I am out.  My phone number is listed on the Do Not Call List for solicitors, but yet I am getting phone calls from this company.  I WANT IT TO STOP!!!

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they call every day. Will not speak. They just hang on and I finally hang up. I'm sure it's some sort of scam.

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Information for Filing Telemarketing complaints in Canada and the United States:CANADARCMP Phone bustersTelephone toll free: 1-888-495-8501Mon-Fri 8:30-5:20 pm (Eastern Time)E-mail: info@phonebusters.comRCMP Website is at: http://www.phonebusters.com   File complaint online:  https://www.recol.ca/intro.aspx?lang=en(Register with a password and then can continually file complaints)Canada National Do Not Call Registry:Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)Telephone toll free to File A Complaint: 1-866-580-3625(to withdraw a complaint is 877-249-2782)CRTC online complaints form: https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/pfplin-fccoin-engthat is at  www.crtc.gc.caBetter Business Bureau, Check out a Business, find owner, contact info; file a Complaint:http://www.bbb.org/canada/UNITED STATES US National Do Not Call Registry, file complaint: https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspxFederal Trade Commissionhttp://www.ftc.gov 1-877-382-4357File complaint online: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.govthat is at www.ftc.govFederal Communications CommissionTelephone toll free:  1-888-225-5322http://www.fcc.gov/contacts.html File complaint online: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumers.htmlhttp://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htmFCC Abandoned Calls Complaint form:http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/1088D-R.pdfemail:  fccinfo@fcc.govBetter Business Bureau, Check out a Business, find owner, contact info; file a Complaint:http://www.bbb.org/us/

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I received a call from this number today. The caller ID indicated Doctors Office. Since I don't have a doctor with that area code I did not answer.  They have called before regarding some Chiropractor special for a local Dr. I told them at that time to take my name off the list. And the calls stopped for a while. Now their back to calling me. I will file a complaint with the FTC if they continue to do this and would recommend everyone to do so as well.

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These people keep calling despite us having told them repeatedly not to.  They claim to be representing a Chiropractor's office in whatever your hometown is......they either have a "deal" for you or they claim they are collecting donations.  Report them to the FCC and put an end to their scam!!

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Indian accent.  Told me that they were calling from a doctor Collins office who is a chiropractor.  Offering me and all my family a free medical assessment.  Told them I was not interested and to take me off their calling list.  I hope they dont call back.  They have been calling me every day for the last 3 weeks without leaving a message.  I finally called them.

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Just got a call from these schmucks. The caller spoke with a very heavy Indian accent and was claiming to be calling on behalf of some local chiropractor's office. He wanted to verify medical information!!! WTH? Told him to never call back. We will see if they call back.

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When I called back the verizon answering machine this didnt go through.

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received call when I picked up no was there.

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I found out that it is the Roanoke Times and World News calling.

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I'll find out

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Multiple calls and I call back and it had a fast busy signal from my work lan line....then called back from cell and Verizon answering service said this call cannot be completed as dialed...sent text saying the # was being reported.

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Keep getting calls from this number.  When I dial back from work, it rings fast busy.  When I call back from cell, it tries to call then just gives up.  When I answer the line is dead.  They don't talk.  How can this be?!

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Caller never responded when I picked up.  When I called back Verizon said the phone call could not be completed as dialed.  Thanks for this service!  It sure gives me peace of mind!!!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I called the jamie number back , it wasnt Jamie and she wasnt the nicest person but took the number off

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Hey, 37 pages...I don't even want my phone to ring with calls like this...I don't need to do anything just because someone unknown to me calls me, unsolicited, when they shouldn't...I do not need to block numbers, configure caller ID, put up with non-stop s*** call ringings, or anything else...I do not need to take my phone off the hook, stifling calls to me that I actually may want to receive on a phone line that I pay for each and every month.Maybe someone should come over to your home each and every day and lean on the doorbell.  You don't want to let 'em in, so you just won't open the door.  And they still come and lean on the doorbell, ring, ring, ring.  Be smug about that, why don't you.Here's a hint:  Take things into your own hands, like I do.  Get it?!  Whaaaa to you, too.  AH.

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You would think it would be that easy. They have been calling my emergency phone for work that I must answer, since often times there is a real emergency on the other end. If the thing rings I have to get out of bed and answer it. It would be better if that phone had no false positives.

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That was perfect!

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There are 37 pages regarding this number calling people?  I got the point after the first 3 posts.  That's a lot of sheeple willing to complain.  Put that effort into trying to get the feds to lower our $4 per gallon gas prices. Your efforts in are place the wrong.  Get it?  Whaaaa someone called me and I didn't like it.  Here's a hint.  Save the call into your phone caller ID as "Do Not Pick Up" and you won't, hopefully.  Although after reading some of this, you probably still will, and you will come back on here and create a 38th page.

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I called the number offered by a earlier post.  813-988-5941.  I asked for Jamie and was told she no longer works for them.  The lady answering the call identified only as L&J Holdings, asked, in a hurried voice, how may I help you.  I told her I want my number removed from their calling list.  She asked for my number.  I got as far as giving the area code then reminded her it would be on her caller ID.  She recited my number and assured me my name and number would be removed from their calling list.

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still active..10/27/11...didnt answer

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caller id says L&J Bay Area Holdings

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813-899-1569 called, did not identify himself, asked if I was an investor and started to ask me questions about my investments. I told him I did not want to answer the questions and hung up.

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Called , not a sound made, no message.

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they call and hung uo. I called back and got a busy signal

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Damn!  Guess I'm not the only person out here getting pestered.  I tried to call this number back but got no answer.  Googled it and got this site.  I called the 813-988-5941 number and talked to some lady.  She said that the other lady mentioned later on in this thread no longer works for them but that she would be more than willing to remove my number.  She also asked if there were any other numbers that I wanted her to remove from the list.  I gave her a bunch of numbers that I have to deal with so we'll see.

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They already know it's a real number if your answering machine picks up which is what happened in my case, so nothing from nothing leaves nothing. I'm going to try the number.

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Please do not give them your number.  now they know it is a real number and they will sell it to another scam artist.  Damm those son of a bit...

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813-899-1569. They are now representing themselves as L & J Holdings, formerly L & D Marketing, of Tampa, FL. Called me twice in 10 minutes. What a bunch of buffoons.

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Ok -- so I got Sara from the number listed above in another post and Sara said they would remove my number from their investment services survey calling system -- hope this works!

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I've been getting calls at my lake home from this number 813-899-1569 for 3 years during the week day when I'm rarely there. I don't know whom to call to stop this as this number is always busy or know one answers. I assume they are calling for my deceased cousin who died 3 yeras ago from cancer.

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I keep getting the phone calls from 813-899-1569 on my offfice phone and it shows up as L & J Bary Area HO.  I deal with railroads and there is a railroad in the Bay Area of San Francisco so thought it was them and dialed the number but go no answer.  Kept getting the phone calls until this morning when I searched the number and found this web site.  Read the postings and called the number listed in a previous post, a young lady and answered, I told her of the calls, she apologized and said I would be removed.We will see if I am?

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I did that ( press #1 to get name removed) ....That message box was full already.

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called 813-899-1569 and there was a recording to press 1 and leave your number to be taken off their list.  Let's hope it works.

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Also from Info USA

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Nice that D&B is selling information to this telemarketer. I guess they are really in the same business since D&B calls here wanting to sell stuff also

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Called the following number. (813) 987-2490Sara answered and said she would remove it immediatly. She was very polite.She said they purchase the number list from Dun and Bradstreet.

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So I called back the number below and was able to contact someone.  They must get a lot of calls, as they said they would remove my number immediately.  Looks like a dial and smile type of organization, but without the smiles.Number to reach them at:  813-398-8594

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813-899-1569 just called and did not leave a message. I called the number back and it was a marketing company. A recorded message asked me to enter my phone number to their "Do not call list" and I did. I guess we will see if it works or not.

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Thanks Curt.   I called and was taken off the call list.

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Get a phone with call block. The phone rings once and hangs up on the offending party....

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they even have facebook or someone created it for them: https://www.facebook.com/pages/L-J-Bay-Area-Holdings/166414726703137

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Seriously, the worst thing you can do with a spammer of any kind (phone, email, text, fax) is to RESPOND.  The only thing that does is validate your address or phone number, which enables them to sell it for more.Asking to be removed from a 'reputable' business might work, but not these fly-by-night operations that consistently violate FCC rules and change their phone numbers frequently.Don't call them back, unless you want the calls to potentially multiply...

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Curt - thanks for the info.  These people have been really annoying.  I called the number; now let's see if they actually remove the phone number!

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Thank You !I followed your lead and got myself off their list !!Good work !I relly enjoy this site , it shows how working together , really works !~!George

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Thanks Curt! I called and got my name removed.

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its not the telemarketers you should be mad at, its the businesses who hire them. Believe me, I hate telemarketers, and now I'm one of them. All of use have to make money somehow. Try to use a little more understanding of the actual people who are calling you.

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Thank you for the information.

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thanks for posting the valid number for these folks, they have been ringing my phone for weeks and no one on the other end. They tell me I'm on their do not call list now. thanks again for your help

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Thanks this helped me also

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This appears to have worked, said they'd put my # on their Do Not Call list. Merry Christmas.

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i would like to have one of these nice paying jobs, how do i get one?

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i would like to have one of these nice paying jobs, how do i get one?

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Sounds as though you will do anything for money. You should be ashamed of yourself for lowering your moral standards to the gutter.

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it doesn't matter whether they're college students or anyone else. If you violate the DNC and enough complaint are lodged against the company there will be legal action taken against the company and I will participate in that action.

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Thank you for that.  I needed a good laugh, and I have had to go in one that was overflowing! It was something I hope others never need to experience to appreciate the porta-toilet guy.  But I do agree that some people are down and out with work and need to take a job doing anything to help support their respective families.  So maybe the sympathetic politically correct person should answer those calls and become their encouragement coach!  What a forum, what has happened to this country?  People have ruined it with their propaganda and now we embrace saving the world so much that we are willing to destroy our own economies believing the hype.  It makes me sick, I want to go hang out with the crap sucker for a day so I can have a reality check.... Anyone care to join me? Oh and BTW I got a call from this number too and just added it to my blocked calls list on my cheap $30 cell phone from W almart.

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Hey, I think the porta toilet guy has an important job.  You ever try taking a dump in one that was full?  And I'm sure you dont want your shoes getting all splattered.  Don't underestimate the porta toilet guy.  And lay off him.  He's already catching crap all day at his job.

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Sorry, but the "this job is hard and the people mean" crap doesn't cut it.  No one is forcing you to work in these conditions and quite frankly, if you want money for college I'm sure there is a fast food restaurant in your area that is hiring.  The fact is, telemarketers are a blight and I can't think of anyone who has answered a call from your type and was glad for it (although I've had a lot of fun messing with you folks).  If you don't like the abuse than stop working there - telemarketers (in my book) are just one step above medical accident lawyers and those folks who vacuum out the porta-toilets.

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The DNC list does nothing.  Don't waste your time.  Basically I have stopped answering my phone.

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Calling someone an idiot for simple words spoken online seems to go with wasting people's time with unwanted phone call solicitations for conducting surveys. Both actions are unethical. Forget legality, look at those black spots you willing cover your own soul with.

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Starbucks doesn't pay you $14 + an hour like L and J pays their employees. Putting up with rude and ignorant people who think I am selling something is well worth it. I just conduct surveys. Not illegal. You're an idiot. Go ahead and waste your time reporting, they will direct you to the exempt organization section of the registry...From the Do Not Call registry website:"What is an Exempt Organization?In general, an Exempt Organization is not required to access the National Do Not Call Registry, but is allowed access as an Exempt Organization, if one or more of the following is true:-Your organization does not engage in any "telemarketing" or "telephone solicitation" activities, as defined by the FTC and FCC, respectively. For example, survey calls and political polling calls are not covered by the definition of "telemarketing" or "telephone solicitations." An organization that places ONLY these types of calls may be an Exempt Organization.https://telemarketing.donotcall.gov/faq/faqbusiness.aspx#expandDefgood luck :-)

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Please just go work at Starbucks. They are good with college students. Telemarketing is dead.

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Oh HOGWASH!

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I see you can defend this practice based on the law, but how about morals or respect for others. Of course some people will do anything for money.

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You might want to actually carefully read up on the law and what the company does before your ignorant self wastes your own time. There is nothing in the law against calling people to participate in a survey. They aren't trying to sell you anything.

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Evidently you don't care about violating Federal Do Not Call regulations.  Consider yourselves reported.

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The past employee wasn't hired to engage in illegal telemarketing. The calls they make to everyone including people on the do not call lists are completely legal since the company itself isnt selling or soliciting anything. There is nothing in the law that states you cant call people and ask them to participate in a survey.

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You were hired to engage in illegal telemarketing.  Did you ever thing about quitting and offering to help authorities prosecute them?It seems that no one is prosecuting telemarketers any more.  I am on the DO NOT CALL lists and get a dozen calls a day from various telemarketers. L&J and lots of calls fishing for credit card info claiming to "lower my interest" rates.  I get illegal faxes still as well.

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So what exactly is L&J Bay Area Ho? (813-899-1569) A woman with a very pleasant voice just called and asked for my husband by his first name.  When I asked if I could take a message because he wasn't here she said no message she would call back later.

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I understand that college students do what they can to pay bills. At the same time these people are not mad at them personally so don't get too defensive. These people are upset that a company is calling them and interrupting their personal time with family, friends, etc., or even when they are busy at work. And what is even more frustrating about it is that when they do call a person's home, the caller does not speak to them. He or she just simply hangs up, and that is just a waist of everyone's time. If employees like you can not differentiate the difference between people being mad at them personally or at the company and the phone calls then maybe they need to find a new line of employment. I did work a call center, so I know what you're talking about, but I never once took it personally. So MAN UP BUDDY!!

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Please see reply to "Princess" from Oct. 23

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https://telemarketing.donotcall.gov/faq/faqbusiness.aspx#expandDefYou guys who rely so much on citing the Do Not Call registry should try actually doing a snippet of research.  Charitable organizations and organizations conducting surveys are exempt.  It seems as though this organization, as annoying as the calls may be, fall under this definition.I think the whole DNC systems needs to be reworked.  I'm a financial advisor and sometimes I can't even call people that I was directly referred to by their friends unless I have some type of written proof (like an email) that the person being called said it's OK if I call them.  A verbal "Sure, have him call me" won't even suffice.  Anyways, I'm off on a tangent, but yeah, the whole system could use a tweaking in my opinion.

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The Do Not Call list doesn't apply to L & J Holdings because they do not sell nor solicit anything over the phone directly. If you answer the phone and take their survey then they sell that survey to the investment companies that you showed interest in and those companies call you about investing in their company.

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We shouldn't have to tell you to remove from Do not Call list - you're supposed to obey the law

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I worked there awhile ago. Damn good money. I had it as a second job and my weekly paychecks there were double my every other week paycheck job. Great pay for the easiest job in world. Plus being able to make your own schedule while going to school, having a second job and my internship was the best.

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Hey Kim! I was planning on working therse since I heard the pay was so goo (around $11 i believe) so I was just curious as to why exactly you said you quit because you wanted to kill yourself? I know you have to make phone calls everyday but doesn't the money pays off eventually?

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Too bad we may not well have those luxuries, a stable job and home, and for a lot of people in our area it is hard to find decent work.  Parts of our city look like a third world, there is the worst drug epidemic in decades that has now passed car accidents in accidential deaths, I will always find hope but it is a dark world, and if you can't see that you can't see the light.That said, I worked there for 3 weeks, wanted to kill myself, now have a job I enjoy well enough and am not ashamed to admit even though I make $2 less or so per hour (depending on my commission)But it really is just college kids, many who don't have cars (bus stop conveniently located, as public transportation in our city is horrible)You act like you know what it's like to go to school thinking a degree will mean something, many of us when the economy was on the verge of collapse but still good, and now we are seeing a world we will have to assilimate into, our lives won't revolve around 1 career because there is no security in that anymore.  The greediness and corruption of the 20th century is showing it's ugly face to us, and I'm not speaking for people in their twenties, just myself, but why did no one stand up to the fed besides JFK?  HOW DID WE END UP HERE.  we need to look back about 100 years, and work our way up.I'm on this site bc I hate these dumb calls but atleast people at L&J aren't robots like the people I had to deal with.  The people that said burn in hell need to get off their high horse, who the hell are you to judge?  Some out of touch American who is eating all the BS the media is telling you, educate yourself or all will be lost.

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Interesting, with a post like that (starting off with "oh boo hoo, get a real job!"), that you include yourself in the group of "us educated grown-ups".At least she was polite and trying to be helpful with HER post.

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Then give me your phone number so I can start calling you at home.  What a jack***. I hope you get prosecuted for not following the law.

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Oh boo hoo, get a real job!! there are other jobs out there that help pay for school. you think your the only one that had to work through school. Grow up and don't defend these types of people. When YOU get older and out of school and have kids and want to relax in your home, or putting the kids to bed at night and the phone rings remember that it's freaking annoying and us educated grown ups don't appreciate somebody hanging up on us or trying to make money off of our phone number.

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I Just wanted to tell you that we really aren't ruthless... Actually most of the people working  at this firm are college students trying to make money to get through school... they are one of the highest paying jobs in the area and they are always hiring because of how AWFUL the people we call are- you think getting the calls are bad?...Try making them- for 4-6 hours a day a minumum of 3 days a week!  I promise you, you will be nicer the next time you have to talk to one of them.. The only reason I took the job was to pay for school. I had to quit because the stress of it was too much.  They do not intentionally hang up. The computers call the customers and we get a beep after someone has answered the line- sometimes it takes too long and seems like we have hung up. Just stay on the line and NICELY ask the representative to have the name removed from the list.  They can do it right away and it doesn't waste your time or theirs. (They have to get at least 3 surveys in a 4 hour shift to keep their job)  Hope this helps everyone calm down a little.. and helps you to understand why someone would do this.... Trust me.. this is not a job I was ever proud of having.. but it paid the bills.)

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Just called and asked to be removed. Girl said I won't be called again. Have received numberous calls from them over the last 2 months. Thanks.

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Thank you for this telephone number.  They are "very receptive" to the removal request.  Naturally they note the number as active and sell it onward to partners.We have discovered telemarketing calls start back up again when we are in the market for a new car.  Time to start grilling perspective financial entities about their privacy practices.

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I just called the 813-588-5941 number and spoke to a woman.  I requested that my number be removed from their list, she said she would remove it and thanked me for calling.

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The phone number that you as a reference when you talked to a lady...well now that is disconnected

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I just called the 813-988-5941 L&J offices and asked to be taken off for both numbers they call more than 4 times daily. The girl said she would do it so we will see.

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Thank you for the valid phone number at 813-988-5941,spoke with an Esme, told her to remove my phone number immediately or face  criminal prosecution. That gave her a shock,said it would be taken care of asap. We shall see. Actually spoke with a live person and not some bot

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Curt thank you for the info I called them today after they have called very day for 3 weeks. The mailbox was full so I left a message with one of the other people in their mailbox I sure hope this works I am physically handicapped after a accident and get so tired  of useless phone calls. I hope you get this message Curt Thank You again.

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Curt -Thanks so much for doing the research to find the number to call to remove my number from this call list.  It's people like you that restore one's faith in man!!!

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Thanks, Curt,Same story.  I asked who they were and she hung up.  I found your post and called them back.  It seems they reserve the "nice" people for unhappy targets who actually find them.  She said all the calls are recorded and they will look into it.  I even read her a bunch of the posts and she seemed surprised.  CID comes up as L and J,  ant the posts report them as L and D.  She said they were a firm looking for "qualified investors," You did very well to invest in the OK AG.

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I have received 5 calls from this number since 1/1/2011.  Numerous call last month.  About 2 seconds after I answer they hang up.  So far no one has spoken.  Did they stop calling.

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Thanks Curt...great info....I called the number and Tara said she would remove my number.......

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I answer the phones at my office and we have received a call a week from this company for two months. I answer the ring and it immediately hung up. Very frustrating, especially since it would hang up AFTER I said my traditional greeting, like someone was listening to my whole intro greeting.Called the number today and a Sara, who was very kind, took our number off without question.Thanks for posting this!

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They have been calling for MONTHS, no message and no anwer when I call them.  Will try yyour alt. number thanks.

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I also called the number that was provide they said jamie wasn't in today , ialso ask where did you get this number i was told from dunn& brad street and also info usa

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Thanks so much.Called the #, Michelle said she would take it off.Hope it works!

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Called the number listed on this thread, the lady who answered was also nice and said she would remove my number.......thanks for the information everyone.

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thanks for the phone number, the lady was very nice and said she would take care of taking mynumber out of their system right away :-)

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I just called the number in this post.. 813-988-5941 on 9/17/10 2:30 PDT.  The lady answered L & J Marketing and I asked her to remove my number. Didn't get her name but she was very polite and said they would take it off of the list. We'll see if it works..

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Thank You Curt!  They have been calling relentlessly, and I've tried the number they call from and its always busy. Thanks for posting the number, I got through and they removed my number from their list. Thanks!

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calling this # worked for me she did say she would take my number off the list. Some kind of national survey.

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Curt, thank you so much, I get a phone call weekly from these folks, I called the number you listed and spoke with Jamie, She asked how i new her name, told her i got it off to webb site for complaints, she was very nice and took my number and said whe would remove it, Thanks again

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Curt -- thanks for your investigative work.  I used the number you found to tell them to leave me alone.

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My husband passed away of cancer recently, they keep calling and insisting on talking to him.  When I say he died; they hang up only to call back the next day.  They must think I am kidding.  I called the number you gave and some nice lady apologized and said she would take care of it.  Thank you.

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What she did was then put your name  asssociatd with those other numbers so she could add them to the list they sell to telemarketers

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file complaint dnc list

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Maybe Curt is phishing for numbers.  Maybe he is legit.  Who knows?

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If you call them back or answer, you have now established that the number that you called from is a valid number and it will show the time that you will answer the phone.  Sure, they wont call you again, but they do sell your "valid" numbers to other telemarketing firms who are more than happy to pretend they didnt know not to call you.Wise up young grasshopper.

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@Phil.....NOOOOW who's the nitwit???=P

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Oh... and what the other guy was saying.... no you don't have to pay SPECIFICALLY for the DNC registry... but you DO have to pay taxes to the GOV'T who just happens to be the people behind the DNC......... this is one of those things they are trying to do to look like they're actually WORKING for those tax dollars!Quit being so damned literal... learn how to read between the lines.

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What the guys is saying is that whether or not you've signed up on the DNC registry... some of these things that people fill out online have it written somewhere in the fine print that you authorize them or any of their affiliates to call your phone (such as signing up to win a gift card - as the example he used).... If you AUTHORIZED someone to call your phone (knowingly or unknowingly) than the DNC registry is useless.He's right... READ THE FINE PRINT ON EEEEEEVERYTHAAAANG!!!!!

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Sigining up for the federal Do Not Call List doesn't cost anything.  It might not be as effective as everyone had hoped, but the government isn't trying to fleece you, you nitwit.

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If you read what you were agreeing to when you click OK stuff you would see that the Government is doing what they promised. YOU have responsibilities to get the problem corrected and need to follow through. I'll bet you never read the terms and conditions for that chance to win that $50 Gift Card. In it it states that they can call you for solicitations and have Affiliate Co.s do the same.Pay attention and do your part people. The system works when you do.And remember if they are not selling anything they can call all they want unless you do a proper notification. And Political Polls have free rain.

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The DNC list does nothing.  Don't waste your time.  Basically I have stopped answering my phone.

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The "Do Not Call List" is just a propaganda piece for the FedGov.  They get to claim they are doing something for you in return for all those tax dollars.  Unfortunately, like all government scams, they fail.  Of course, to succeed, they need to fleece you for a few more dollars.  Then they will fail again.  Lather, rinse, repeat. My advice is to just put the bottle down.  It doesn't contain shampoo, it is just a sham, and it's real poo!Use available technology to block these calls when they happen and never rely on government.

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Yes I get same 813

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If you're on the do not call list, and they're calling, keep a log of who calls and when. You should go back to the do not call website and find out what else you need to do to start filing complaints, to be sure you are following the correct procedures. Then file those complaints. They don't get fined or otherwise punished unless you follow through.

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I had the same problem. When I looked into it, the reason they can still call you even though you are on the do not call list is because they are not counted as telemarketers or solicitors. Since they aren't selling anything or asking for money, unfortunately, they can legally get around the National Do Not Call list.Someone needs to create another do not call list for people doing phone surveys!

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You are so right.  Every time I have ever gotten into it with one of these guys, I get a surge of telemarketing calls for days.  I put all the numbers I have on the national do not call list and it hasn't even dented the incoming spam/scam/blam calls.

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You're correct.

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All please be carefulSometimes when you call back, they will sell your number to another telemarketer. Just be careful

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Curt- thanks for the phone #. I called and got removed. The lady even asked if there were any other "bugged" phone numbers they might have called to my office from.

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L and J Bay Area called me today, asked for my name then hung up.  I filed a complaint with the OK attorney generals office and then found this site.  The number on my caller id was 813-899-1569.  I tried to call back it shows to be disconnected.  found a good number for them here on this thread 813-988-5941 and contacted "jamie" she apologizes and says she'll get your name off the list.  Really, how sorry is a ruthless telemarketer?

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called, left no message

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