(856) 778-5236

located: United States, Aberdeen - NJ

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856-778-5236 is a phone number on a Cell Number. This device is registered in Aberdeen, New Jersey, NJ.

Telephone number formats: 778-5236 (Local dialling)   (856) 778-5236 (Domestic dialling)   +1-856-778-5236 (International dialling) 

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Report by Annoyed in NJ Long ago Unknown
856-778-5236  says Moorestown NJ Just answered this call nobody on it just left hanging.  I called back number but it said it was not in service...
Report by lava Long ago Unknown
I've gotten this call before from a different number. Its a recording, claims the company name is "ACE" and is pitching some kind of utility deregulation scheme. listing them here, and blocking them.
Report by Mike Long ago Unknown
No message, no caller ID info
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520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
If you receive a call from this place.. 1'st, write them a CEASE CONTACT letter. Also send them a SHOW CAUSE letter (Both can be Googled for a format) Make SURE you get them notarized. Send them with a return receipt. I PROMISE.. they WILL ignore them as they did mine. Next, file a complant with the FTC. (www.ftc.org) In your complaint, state you have a notarized cease contact letter and they are still contacting you. Also state that you have demanded for them to show you what information they have and they did not respond. (Both of these are serious violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) I did all of this and they are being investigated as I type. :D If we keep on them, they will go away for good. The WILL "Get theirs".. (Federal fines are a B#^CH for violating the FCRA!)

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I googled that number and got a Andrew Korchmaros 7770 E David Dr. 85730

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Same as everyone else~ got a call but didn't answer. Sounds like a scam to me! What collection agency has a LOCAL number???? Sounds like they are just trying to rip people off! Has anyone tried to verify that they are a real company? Sounds like the police should get involved....Do they eventually stop calling? I hope so....

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Someone keeps calling from this #, sometimes they leave a msg, sometimes not. When they leave a msg, very demanding to call back to the #. Do not say who they are or why, have a nice day, nada! I don't call back unknown #'s so they can call till the end of time. After reading what other's have been through, I'm glad I didn't call them. Thanks for the info everyone.

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I received phone calls from these people awhile back - "hi this is Sabrina call me back!!"  I never did then I got a threatening legal action letter from them.  I paid the debt directly to the company that was owed.  Yesterday, I received a phone call from "Steve Smith" and will not return his call. Odd thing though - my friend got a call from him at work regarding a debt. (I answer the phone at work) I find it odd that the two of us get calls from the same collector within a day of each other. My friend did call him back and says they are very rude and demanding. My friend paid the debt they were calling about a couple of years ago - 2006 I believe.

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Received call on cell.  woman spoke very quickly and demanded I call her back immediately at 790-7181.  Honestly I think most people in debt are victims of unfortunate circumstance and now the economy.  These collection agency need to learn some manners and the law!

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I called today to PAY MY BILL and was talked to like iv never been talked to before!!!!!! I asked what the bill was for,She said BILLS!! No really?!! What ones? She tells me she will not and does not have time to tell me,but if i want to pay her over the phone she has time for that!!! Hell NO!! They will NEVER get a penny out of me!!!!!Being rude is NOT the way to be when someone is paying the bill!! And they really need to watch what they say,you NEVER know who is calling!!!!

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Got a call from this number this morning, but didn't answer.  The message left said "Hi, this is Mason Storm. Give me a call back right away at 790-7181."  Guy sounded friendly--like he knew me, but I don't know anyone in Tucson by that name, so I checked it out on the web.

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Received a call this afternoon. The Caller ID said "Surety Acceptance" the message left did not identify the caller but only said "Hi, this is Sabrina. Please give me a call back at 790-7181. Bye!"They've been blocked from calling again and I'll file a complaint because they refuse to identify the company.

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I've received several calls either from a "Jimmy" or a "Mason" from this number.  I wish I had recordings of what was said to me because both individuals were rude, aggressive & threatening.  The issue involves a bill from a medical provider that is in a dispute resolution process.  When I've said this to the callers they've said, "That's not our problem, you owe us $_________.  My wife, who is ill, has been treated worse than I, and both of us have hung up on them.  Yesterday, I told the caller that I was willing to talk with him in a civil manner, but that I was unwilling to be a doormat for him or his company, and that if he continued, I would block his calls.  He continued, I hung up, and a lady called back on the phone within 2 minutes.  I've now blocked the number & plan to seek additional legal assistance on Monday morning.  I've read explanations of what these companies can & can't do under the Law, and this particular company & its employees are violating the Law big time.

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I, too, received several calls on my answering service claiming, "Hi, this is Jordan, and I NEED you to call me back as soon as possible!" She made it sound as if 'in desperation.' I don't appreciate someone NOT giving me their LAST name, what company they are from and what it's regarding! Of course, I'm NOT gonna return their call - what are they thinking? Acting like that!? I"d like to complain to management, but if it's gonna fall on deaf ears, well then.....

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
"Hi this is Mark Ross, give me a call back as soon as possible." Surety Acceptance Corp. reports erroneous data to credit agencies, fraudulent billing, dishonest, unresponsive.Do not answer Their calls or do not call them back!

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I totally agree. This place has my cell and even my work # with my extension!!!! They called me again this morning, and I picked up my phone hung it up and they called again. This time I answered and told them to not call here, this is a place of business. The lady on the other end asked who I was I told her none of her business, she insisted on speaking to an "employee" I told her don't call!! And hung up on her! This place has really no shame!! I mean come on to call some one at work and harrass them, I don't owe anyone any money....

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Surety Acceptance Corp(520) 790-71816440 E Broadway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85710 Staff Rude, Immature, Unprofessional, argumentative, threatening, expressed power and control over phone, Their managers have no ethics in the interest of making their client a buck."Hi this is ...... give me a call back as soon as possible." Surety Acceptance Corp. reports erroneous data to credit agencies, fraudulent billing, dishonest, unresponsive. Do not answer Their calls or do not call them back!

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I have also recieved a call today from a girl who acts like she knows me and has something she really needs to tell me. "Hi this is Sabrina... give me a call back as soon as possible." Name on caller ID says unavailable but lists the number. I traced the number and found out it was a collection agency. Thought you can get away with that did you. I do not answer calls that I do not know and I definatley do not call them back.

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Ha! I was so confused by the call I got. "I don't know anyone in Tucson named Ashley", I thought, but the message sounded like she knew me. Googled the phone number and... what do you know. A sneaky, underhanded collection agency. Thanks for these posts.

520-790-7181

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Same as last time, received a call on a Thursday morning from a girl that makes the phone call sound like were friends, call went as follows:"Hi ****** This is Jennifer, give me a call back as soon as possible! thanks, bye."  Very sneaky, but I can still trace your number.And it is very annoying... but I'm a little bit wiser!   :-)

520-790-7181

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Received a call on a Thursday morning from a girl that makes the phone call sound like were friends, call went as follows:"Hi ****** This is Jennifer, give me a call back as soon as possible! thanks, bye."  Very sneaky, but I can trace your number.

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Our comany received a call from this number on a saturday morning. We did not answer, being that we are not open saturdays. A young lady named "Brittany" claimed that she needed to verify employment, following a reference number. Hmm, I did not know that you needed a reference number when calling back to a company needing history of employment? Could this be possible?

520-790-7181

20 Report Long ago Unknown
The number belongs to "Surety Acceptance Corp", 6440 E Broadway BlvdTucson, AZ

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
They call my cell around 10:55pm Eastern time last night 10/19/11  but i couldn't get to my phone in time to answer it and cuss them out.

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
They actually called me tonight at 10:45pm...that is against the law. They are not allowed to call people past 9pm. Yea I too have been getting calls about a auto loan. I did fill out an application online but went through another resource. I told them I wasn't interested anymore and they keep calling! I just want to be left alone!!!!!

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
They read me my own ss# and told me I had applied for an auto loan. How did they get my ss#? I'm actually concerned now after getting multiple calls from these people for the past month. This is identity theft! The number that called was (510)227-1804. The time before that it was *unkown*, and the time before that it was a 1800 number. Does anyone know who these people are?

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
The "This Number is Out of Service" Message is fake. If you listen closely the end of the error code is 1-2-3-4. Not very creative if you ask me. I use Sprint so I just added that area code to my block list. And reported them to the local phone company who weren't too happy about the "service" message.

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
Ok call number 3 this week from this stupid number.  Not even american i dont think.... Im getting a bit pissed. I dont answer any more and when you try to call back of course the number is "not working".  Interesting......

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
Coach's metal whistle.

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
I have been getting calls for two weeks from this guy with a mid east accent you can't understand telling me I am being sued by a payday loan co. (not true, I do not owe any payday loan co. and am not being sued.).  Today I got a call again from this number, the tbird number he has used.  I have reported him to local police, Calif. State Attorney office, my bank  They all pretty much say they can't do anything.  Where do I go , and how do I protect myself when so called authorities we turn to, turn us away ?

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
I get phone calls from this number atlest three times a day,I want it to stop. I don"t know anyone from this area code and I can't understand what they are saying.

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
I keep getting calls from Adam and Alex (from Middle East) about giving me an auto loan with no money down. I told them I won the lottery and didn't need their loan. Then they began cursing. I hung up.

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
Got 4 to 5 call about an auto loan and I told them I did not apply for a loan. His name was Adam and sounded like he was from another country.

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
Got 4 to 5 call about an auto loan and I told them I did not apply for a loan. His name was Adam and sounded like he was from another country.

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
well i totally disagree with all of u guys. they are providing marvelous services as well as they have help me a lot to get a brand new car and i could able to renew my insurance for my car with lowest rates and reliable prices  i have referred this company to my friends and relatives inspired having bad credit score  they all were able to get a lone. this company is really helpful to    everyone as a promise and commit.

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
Harassing calls for a auto loan. Calls about 3-4 times a day. Representatives name was Jake Alston but had a foreign accent....Go figure!

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
well i totally disagree with all of u guys. they are providing marvelous services as well as they have help me a lot to get a brand new car and i could able to renew my insurance for my car with lowest rates and reliable prices  i have referred this company to my friends and relatives inspired having bad credit score  they all were able to get a lone. this company is really helpful to everyone as a promise and commit.

510-227-1804

15 Report Long ago Unknown
don't know who they are, but they call a couple times a day

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.

214-283-1316

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

214-283-1316

456 Report Long ago Unknown
What questions did they ask?

214-283-1316

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.

214-283-1316

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!

214-283-1316

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.

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

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

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

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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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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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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.

214-283-1316

456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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210-223-2633

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201-203-9704

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this number keeps calling me asking me to order s***. can i call the police on them  and there a bunch of a***oles

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