(636) 208-3301

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Report by Nancy Long ago Unknown
It's midnight. Text woke me up. Wants me to call an 877 number.
Report by Steven Long ago Unknown
Spam text, possible phishing scam, has target and other gift cards for me...  sure you do...

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603-214-3600

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recording kicked in talking as soon as my answer machine picked up the call.  It was a recording saying something about home owners & president obama.  As soon as Obama's name was said, the call from the caller's end was hung up & their recording didn't finish speaking.

603-214-3600

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Got a call from this number and it said Private Suite. No message left on the machine either. I wish they would stop harrassing honest citizen.

603-214-3600

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Blow a whistle in their ear.....Telescumbags......probably trying to fund raise for ACORN's under-age illegal immigrant prostitution brothels

603-214-3600

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Calls received from "Private Suite- 402-982-0402" on multiple occasions.  Pressed option 2 for removal/decline of their services & other times pressed option 1 to speak with a rep.  Good ole' Kyle... worthless considering he hung up on the call as soon as I said we were a law firm...No worries... thank God for the national do not call list reporting system!

603-214-3600

20 Report Long ago Unknown
They call and do not say anything.  I am tired of receiving calls from them and I have to be charged for not even having a conversation with these abusive people.  They should be reported and their rights to have calling priviliges be revoked.

603-214-3600

20 Report Long ago Unknown
oh-this is referring to #603-214-3600

603-214-3600

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They call and stay silent.....whats the deal with these idiots????

603-214-3600

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Live in LA and got this call no message.

603-214-3600

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I live in Reno NV, this number as well as a number from Las Vegas have called numerous times to both home and business. It is always the same no message and when answered it is an automated service.  They have not removed my numbers from call list even though requested months ago.

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Call 9:16 am PST 11/15/08. Left no message.

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Hsve been called several times by an automated message, when I press "1" to speak to a representative about my number being taken off their list, I am sworn at, and hung up on with none of my questions answered.  I tried calling back their business number, and it's a looped message number that is no help.  There is no name, cell phone or business that I can find that is attached to this number.

603-214-3600

20 Report Long ago Unknown
called at 10:50 a.m.

603-214-3600

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Answer machine picked up, no message, call from PRIVATE SUITE, 603-214-3600

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I finally answered today (in MA) and it was an automated service.  I pressed 1 to speak to someone and immediately asked to be removed from their list and they hung up on me.  I called back and got the same message the marbeep mentioned.  Got same exact thing with 702-520-1250 which also comes across as Private Suite.

603-214-3600

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I'm in East TN. It always shows up as "Errol, NH", and they never leave a message.

603-214-3600

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Same thing! Private Suite. I'm in S. Texas!

603-214-3600

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Mine said Private Suite too.  Left no message

603-214-3600

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In Texas too.  Said Private Suite.  Did not leave message.

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20 Report Long ago Unknown
My caller ID said 502-98-0401  and private suite.Same thing happened to me too -  all of us.  Go away stup id private suite! Go away forever! You are waisting each and everybody's time! So, Never call back, again!

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20 Report Long ago Unknown
caller i.d. said Private Suite. I know it is Errol,NH. They did not leave a message. Right after that call I got one from Las Vegas,NV. I live in Texas!

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Tired of these people. They call my home so much I don't answer the phone. Now they call my cell and it comes from different numbers each time. I don't answer calls that just have a number. And, yes, I am on the no call list.

601-206-2006

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I too, received a call from this #601-206-2006 and did not answer it, as I did not know the number.  I am on the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY.........No message was left by the caller.

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I answered on second ring and then immediately disconnected.  Disgusting!

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
They are so irritating. I have put my number on the list as well. They keep calling. I don't even have a credit card.

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Ditto, you are correct, they do not enforce the law at all, why bother reporting?

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
This is a recording from "Ashley at Card Holder Services."  I receive these calls both on my home number and now my cell phone. No matter what I do they continue. I have placed all of my phone numbers on the Do Not Call Registry but this company doesn't care. They just continue to call. I have reported the calls but the government is obviously not interested in actually enforcing the laws.

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I'm on the 'Do Not Call' list and I still get calls from this number offering to lower my credit card rates. The last time they called I connected to a person and told her I'm on the list and if they call again I'll report them. The time before when I talked to a human, the nasty woman hung up on me.

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
It was someone saying that they could lower your interest rate on your credit card if your debt was so high. I asked if I could call them back and they hunng up on me. So def. a scam

601-206-2006

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I got a call today from a women.  I asked how she got my cell and she hung up.  It was about lowering my interest rates on my cc also.  Phone number will not let you return call......scammmmmmm

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I'm on the 'Do Not Call' list and I still get calls from this number offering to lower my credit card rates. The last time they called I connected to a person and told her I'm on the list and if they call again I'll report them. The time before when I talked to a human, the nasty woman hung up on me.

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I hate these calls!  So annoying!  Just wasting my time and probably minutes!

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Just called my cell. No message

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
It was someone saying that they could lower your interest rate on your credit card if your debt was so high. I asked if I could call them back and they hunng up on me. So def. a scam

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Just called my cell phone

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
this phone number calls and nobody is there.

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
That is sooooooo wierd i am scared now!!!!

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Tried too call them back but not a working number.  If it works for them why doesnt it work for me?

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
It was someone saying that they could lower your interest rate on your credit card if your debt was so high. I asked if I could call them back and they hunng up on me. So def. a scam.

601-206-2006

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Do not know anyone in Mississippi and no message was left.

601-206-2006

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nuisance call with no message

214-283-1316

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

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
What questions did they ask?

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

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

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Hang up!

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Just hang up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

214-283-1316

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
agree also ,very annoying

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Agreed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Here are the rules: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/do-not-call-list

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Thanks for the imfo.  it really helps to understand this sort of thing.  Calls can be annoying.

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

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

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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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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Okay, gang, I've hit the Mother Load!  Read below and be sure to copy these numbers.  I've called them all, and I'm registering complaints against them all:The following numbers 760-526-8172, 201-210-6015, 818-870-5041, 763-392-5983, 508-534-1282, 978-570-2251, 603-214-3661, 213-363-5145, 702-520-1432, 702-520-1494, 916-219-8162, ALL reached the SAME message in the same recorded voice.  The message said:"Thank you for calling.  We are sorry if we reached your number in error.  We only purchase and call business phone listings.  If you would like the number removed from our calling list, please press 1."I called the first number (760-526-8172) without my phone being blocked.  When asked to press 1 to remove my number from their list, nothing registered; instead, the same message repeated as many times as I pressed 1.  I called all the other numbers I've listed here.  Each had different caller IDs and each had different area codes, BUT THE ALL LED TO THE SAME RECORDED MESSAGE!  This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.  Companies HAVE to identify themselves, they HAVE to provide us (within no more than 30 days) their company's Do Not Call Policy, and they HAVE to allow us to opt out of future calls by telling them to put us on their company's Do Not Call List.  If they fail to do even ONE of these things, they are breaking the law and can be fined—per call!  Check out this info:  http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtmRead numbers 36-40 at the bottom of the pagehttp://www.callercomplaints.com/articles/Make500.aspx"The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, passed by Congress in 1991, sets out precise rules for telemarketers to follow. For example, one of these rules says that they must maintain a written Do Not Call policy, which they are required to send you upon request. Another rule is that you may ask to be placed on the firm’s Do Not Call list."And here’s the clincher: if the company breaks either of these rules, or a whole host of others, they will owe you $500-$1500 per violation, which you can receive by filing a complaint in your local Small Claims Court."If the calls stop, then you’ve won (because they’ve stopped calling you)! But if they do not, or if you do not receive a copy of their policy, then… you’ve still won ($$$). Record every subsequent call—each one is worth $500 to you—then look up your local Small Claims Court, fill out the 10 minutes of paperwork (usually online), and file a claim."Here's the info that will make you the happiest:  http://www.fcc.gov/eb/tcd/ufax.htmlIt's a list of heavy forfeitures being currently proposed.  Now you can take back your power and reclaim your peaceful existence!  Report calls from any of the numbers you have copied from above.  Call them to verify them for yourself, if you wish.  I was told that even 3 complaints registered against any company with the FCC and/or the FTC would lead to its investigation. FCC official complaint site:  http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htmFTC official complaint site:  https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspxKEEP THE FAITH!

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They call several times a day. i have never answered, but I am trying to figure out who in the hell it is.. I know it is about a vehicle warranty and it shows up 2AUYGUR  on the caller ID.

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2 calls with in 6 minutes from the same number.  Tried being patched through the first time.  It rang for a bit then disconnected.  I tried calling it back and it clicked for a bit then hung up.  Second time I reached a Baret.  When I asked for him to remove our number from the database he hung up on me.

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Same deal.  Recording about warranty I don't need.  Asked them what the company name was and they hung up.  Called the number on the Caller ID back and got the recording about a free vacation I had won from the Rewards Center.  Next, they tried to connect me to the Westgate resorts.  I wonder what kind of Resort company sells warranties on Automobiles

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i got a call form this number as well.. i did not reconize the number so i did not pick up. thanks everyone for this info!

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Same here...a recording about an "urgent" warranty that will expire soon. Second call in a week.

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Same thing happened to me.  They claim Westgate Resorts as a sponsor when you call back the number on the caller ID.  Just get a recording telling me I've won a vacation when I call the number back.  What a joke.  If I get a chance, and I probably will cause we have 3 other lines for them to call next, I'm gonna screw with them... give them false information and tell them they've won a prize... jerks...

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Constant, several times a day about a warranty I supposedly need to take advantage of. When patched through to an operator to get my name removed, I am hung up on

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213-363-5177 keeps calling, left a fake name so they'd return my call. get a call back from 914-595-6735. anthony tenore was first caller. call back and brian diches from the so-called debt settlement center asks why he's getting calls directly to his desk. the 213 number is a computer that ignores the FCC do not call. anthony alleges they are associated with Liability International and FBL Associates from Deerfield Park, FL. when confronted on this issue, both brian and anthony got hostile and rude.

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I didn't get a call from this number at all.  I don't understand why I am constantly left out of things?

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Multiple calls to my office with nobody on the line.

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I was left a voicemail that sounded like "bloody" but thats the only word they said

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I was left a voicemail that sounded like "bloody" but thats the only word they said

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I was left a voicemail that sounded like "bloody" but thats the only word they said

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I was left a voicemail that sounded like "bloody" but thats the only word they said

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I was left a voicemail that sounded like "bloody" but thats the only word they said

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I just received a call from this number also! I picked up and nobody spoke, then they hung up.

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also got a call from this number,  no one there...checked out area code...N.Y. number

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recieved call but no one was there or at least didn't speak

888-221-2960

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FIRST AND FOREMOST IF YOUR GUT FEELING TELLS YOU SOMETHING ISNT RIGHT THEN IT USUALLY ISN'T RIGHT.this one came to me on 6/2/10when i tried to call the number back 888-432-3336 ext 2 something inside of me told me that this company was not real.  After several attempts to get this Tony Louis on the phone I emailed the individual my necessary credit card form because he casually indicated that he was not interested in creating an account with us.  Sign number two.  When a company finds good pricing they usually want to fill out a credit report because it eliminates the 3% charge that is associate with running a credit card.  He seemed not to mind it at all that i was going to charge him more.  Also his credit card information did not match up.  Also I live in a community with plenty Africans and know of them names are Tony Louis.  :-)

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I got the same thing from them today.... What a DIC....

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The family that scam together stays together - got a fax from Tony Louis from Offshore Firm in Roswell, NM 888-432-3336 x:2.  They wanted a quote on HP toner cartridges.  They have a non existant website which is registered with chillydomains.com:  offshorefirm.orgI got a toll free fax#: 800-710-1060.  Time to fax them the The Bible and The Encyclopedia Brittanica MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  VBEG!

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Barrister Jose Louis has now moved to Pretoria, South Africa and is also trying to distribute USD7,520,000.00 from the estate of Late John Grant to my Foundation. He provided a toll free number, 888-432-3336 ext 11, a fax number 419-818-6661, a direct line number 011 27 71 072 6587 and an email address law@bmchambersattorneyonline.com

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got the same scam 5/6/10

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20 Report Long ago Unknown
Received same message, different phone numbers. Reported it here http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

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Offshore Legal firm (Division of Optimum Mobile Diesel Service) purporting to representing the estate of the late John Grant who had designated our foundation to receive $7,520,000 US. The fax was signed by Jose Louis (For Trustees), Managing Partner (Offshore Firm), Panama, Republic of Panama. email - law@bmchambersattorneyonline.comadditional numbers: phone 800-599-3142; fax 866-871-2801.

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Just got the fax at my work...I sent the following, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs." 1 Timothy 6:10

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received this same fax with the same phone number today 5/6/10

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JOSE LOUIS(FOR TRUSTEES) 888-432-3336 FAX 419-818-6661

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This is what I faxed back; still waiting for a reply:Mr. Jose Louis:     It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you of my impending presence in Panama. In just three days I, along with my closest associates will be entering the Republic of Panama by way of my private yatch. There will be plenty of rum to go around, granted we aren't raided by Somali pirates along the way. Please contact me via the fax number previously used so that I can  meet with you personally to inherit my rightful $7,520,000.00 from the late John Grant, bless his heart!Thank you, SIR/MADAM

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Received the same fax. Too bad, I could put that money to good use!A simple whois search provides this:http://whois.domaintools.com/bmchambersattorneyonline.com

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We received a fax at my husband's place of business from 888 221 2960 from "Offshore Legal Firm" a Division of Optimum Mobile Diesel Service, advising that he was made a beneficiary to the estate of John Grant in the amount of $7,520,000.00.  (Yeah, right!) They give the name of Barrister Jose Louis (For Trustees), Managing Partner (Offshore Firm), Panama, Republic of Panama, with a telephone number of 800-599-3142; fax 888-370-3157 and an e-mail address of law@bmchambersattorneyonline.com.  I sent an e-mail from my office, asking for information and have not heard a response.  Guess they may have gotten a little rattled since I work for a law firm.  I told my husband it was a hoax, but things like this need to be stopped.

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Also received wanting to give me 7.5 million. Think I'll reply to them, "I don't need it,"

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20 Report Long ago Unknown
My Father received this exact same message.  This letter says his deceased client whom We share the same family name with died due to a heart related condition on November 11 2001.  Telephone number is 011 27 71 072 6578 and Fax number is (760) 418-8214.

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Just got this fax today.  The wording in every paragraph shows lack of grammar, lol. I also noticed from other posts that the return fax numbers are different from mine.

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In the first place,how does anyones fax number get in the hands of people like this scammer ? In the second place every one knows that a lawyers office is a BM chamber. We call them shithouses where I come from.

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I recieved the same information.  No doubt, it is a scam.

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20 Report Long ago Unknown
Received the same thing on my fax today (3-3-10).

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Got a fax from Offshore Legal firm (Division of Optimum Mobile Diesel Service) purporting to representing the estate of the late John Grant who had designated our foundation to receive $7,520,000 US. The fax was signed by Jose Louis (For Trustees), Managing Partner (Offshore Firm), Panama, Republic of Panama. email - law@bmchambersattorneyonline.comadditional numbers: phone 800-599-3142; fax 866-871-2801.I have an old fax machine I think I will send them some black paper

866-226-0074

19 Report Long ago Unknown
Had a detailed message left for someone who doesn't live here to call this number back.  I called and got details of company: Phillips & Cohen Associates, 1002 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801.  Demanded to be removed from their call list, and she claimed I would be within 24 hours.  We'll see.

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This collection company has been calling my number incorrectly - asking for someone else.  I have called and requested several times that they remove my number from their system as they have the wrong number for the person they are looking for and they have repeatedly said they would be still have not.  They call non-stop at all hours of the day and night.  I am not sure what I can do at this point.

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I received a call from this company.  The person on the phone told me she was calling about a debt I owed... $5000.00.  I told her she had the wrong person so she asked to verify my social.  That is crazy to do when a stranger calls.  I refused, explained my reason, she gave me a call back number and hung up on me.  I called 866-719-3522.and spoke to a person, explained why I was calling and asked to speak to a supervisor.  He said he would remove my number after giving me the last four digits of social of the person they were looking for and told him it wasn't mine. I thanked him and told him my next call was going to be to the Federal Trade Commission.  He repeated that my number had been removed.

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This call is for a relative or someone by his same name....THis is OUR phone...And I consider this harrassment... Please stop this call.

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I'd be interested in the spacifics of that Texas Law as I'm being hammered by these folk and others.  I've asked for confermation and information on the debt but get nothing.

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I want to tell you thank you for calling so much and for the wrong person and cant take no for an answer, but the more you call my land line business phone the strong the charges are being put against you.  Unless you have my permission in written to call me and you don't :) it is against the law to keep  calling me and not taking my word on what I say.( I love being a lawyer) In the state of texas you are getting fined everytime you dial my number :):):)

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Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd. strives for "Best in Class" service throughout our company.If you have any concerns, you may contact us easily by:•calling our Customer Service Hotline at 1-800-306-8613•or via email at cs@phillips-cohen.com Other Important Phone Numbers•Main Collection Floor: 800-259-6991•Placement Information: call Howard Enders at 866-226-2708 ext 1109•Sales Information: call Buddy Beaman at 609-933-7059Additional contact information is provided below for our Corporate Headquarters and for each of our offices worldwide.Corporate Headquarters1002 Justison StreetWilmington, DE 19801toll free phone: 888.608.1766 fax: 302.368.0970 United States Offices and Contact Information•New Jersey Office695 Rancocas Road Westampton, NJ 08060phone: 609.518.9000 fax: 609.518.9442 •Nevada Office3025 E. Desert Inn Road Las Vegas, NV 89121 phone: 702.697.1505 fax: 702.731.9752 •Florida Office900 S. Pine Island Road Suite 120 Plantation, FL 33324phone: 954.660.8400 fax: 954.472.8411 •Delaware Office1002 Justison StreetWilmington, DE 19801 phone: 302.355.3500 fax: 302.368.0970

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I just got a new phone number a few weeks ago and started getting these calls at appox 8:30am the next day and every morning after that. But no one leaves a message. I also am getting some from 555-555-5555. I guess they are trying to get in touch with the last person who had my current number.

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I still get this number calling me literally 3 times a day or more. I've been getting it for about 2 months now. Sometimes I will get phone calls for this person who clearly had my phone number before hand, upwards of 15 times a day.Sometimes it comes through as 555-555-5555.A***oles.

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19 Report Long ago Unknown
Have been numerous calls from this number. Never leaves a messages and has been calling as early as 8:00 in the morning. Don't understand if this is an important call why not leave a message on the machine??

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Call comes in as Out of Area 714. Repeatedly advised this caller that they have a wrong number.  Asked them to remove my number from their call list.  They refused.  Asked to talk to manager they disconnected me.  Repeat calls from this company continued.  After I received some calls and told them they had a wrong number and disconnected they would call back and hangup.  Today they left a call back number on my voice mail.  I did a search and found the company.  Called them and requested a manager he states they will remove my number.  I have also filed a report with the FTC.

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THE NEXT TIME THEY CALL JUST TELL THEM TO SUCK YOUR DICK !BUNCH OF GODAMN LAME A** COLLECTION AGENTS !!!!!!

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DON"T ANSWER THE PHONE IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE NUMBER ON CALLER ID. [1st, get caller ID]. DON'T RETURN ANY DEBT COLLECTOR CALLS. DON'T TRY TO "talk" TO THEM. THEIR ONLY INTEREST IS TO BADGER YOU INTO MAKING PAYMENTS YOU CAN'T AFFORD. DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE AND EVENTUALLY THEY will GIVE UP BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME WITH NO RESULTS/MONEY. Don't answer the phone or talk with them!!!!!!

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Out going caller ID is NOT blocked when calling an 800 number

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If you can block you phone number from being sent out, please do call 866-226-0074. After they answer, put your hone on MUTE and don't say anything until either they hangup (frustrated) or you hangup after 45 seconds (longer is a waste, just call again).I did this for 30 consecutive calls and it bothers the hell out of them. Being its toll free, every time I call them it's charged to them.Revenge is definitely sweet. If everyone does this, I think they'll be out of business.Happy calling...

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If anyone else has this problem again I just got some other information for this company. The company is Phillips and Cohen and Associates LTD. Their phone number (a human actually answers) is 866-719-3522. I just called and told the lady we filed bankruptcy a few years ago and she took us off the call list. It was an invalid debt anyway.

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We have been getting the same calls for more than 3 weeks now. We have returned the call several times as well. We are now getting the calls several times a day and hang up calls as well from the automated calling system. I called the Better Business Bureau since we do not have any outstanding debts that anyone should be collecting on. The BBB was not able to get any information on the company and advised me to call the Federal Trade Commission because they are the ones who govern collections calls. I did that and I filed a complaint against the company as of today. Anyone else who is receiving these calls should call them and file a complaint as well because if they have enough complaints they will file a class action suit against them for harrassment and stop the calls.

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I am getting the same calls and msgs. Did you ever find out what you could do to stop the calls?

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I get this call everyday at 8:15am, 7 days a week.  "This call is for Paul .. since your still listening, I'm assuming you are Paul..." and goes on to say its a debt collector.  They tell me to call this number to Phillips and Cohen but no one ever answers it just goes to a voice mail.  I leave messages but no one returns my call.  Can I report them to someone?

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

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I believe  you can block the call with call blocking

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What questions did they ask?

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

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

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

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Hang up!

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Just hang up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thanks, Roe.  This was helpful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How is that different than just hanging up?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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agree also ,very annoying

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Agreed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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They called my cell number without my permission.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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only trashy people do that kind of work

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

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

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you are in a dream world honey...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I believe  you can block the call with call blocking

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What questions did they ask?

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

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

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

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Hang up!

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Just hang up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thanks, Roe.  This was helpful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How is that different than just hanging up?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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agree also ,very annoying

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Agreed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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If you get a call. Just answer it and ask to be taken off the list. It is very simple to do, and they are legally obligated to stop calling you. Don't just say you arent interested. It has to be "DO NOT CALL" =)

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Art Institute of Orange County. I have never requested any information from you. Do not Call Me

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Art Institute of Orange County. Pretty sure the last time I spoke with them I told them no, no longer interested.

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17143384200 just called me -.- i only got about 1 ring in the call and i picked up the phone and said "hello?" i waited a couple of seconds and then they hung up on me. thats pretty annoying.

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Attempted to verify my credit and email address information. Do you think I was born yesterday....! Watch out! Total scam!

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I got a message.  If I don't answer 17 times I think you would get the idea

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Another call - they are relentless - this time I picked up the phone and it asked me to accept the call????

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Ah- okay it's the AI - man inquire about one little thing and they don't leave you alone huh? Yeah they just called and hung up - but they call all the time!

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wow they keep calling. WTH MAN

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no message, ... alright.  I can see that it would be the Art Institute.  I'm glad I checked this website.

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omg the damn A.I.! I lol wow they bug!

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Its the Art Institute of Orange County :)

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I got one too - no message!

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no msg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Here are the rules: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/do-not-call-list

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Thanks for the imfo.  it really helps to understand this sort of thing.  Calls can be annoying.

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

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Bank robbers and muggers are also just trying to make a living.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
only trashy people do that kind of work

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
you are in a dream world honey...

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
I got the same from barrage of phone calls from the other side.  You can't win.

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Maybe the Democratic National Committee is tired of people calling them too. LOL

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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