(202) 470-6488

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Report by Hans Johnsen Long ago Unknown
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682-230-0001

1 Report Long ago Unknown
The caller left no voice message.

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
I get continuous calls from this number which I do not recognize. I would like to get my number off their list.

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
this number called and it was a fax machine beep, i told them "this is not a fax machine"they haven't called back.

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
these low-life, bottom-feeder, scumbag telemarketers who constantly call, ten, twenty, even thirty times, at all times of the day,  never leave a message and skirt laws which prohibit their illegal actions, need to have their telephones shoved so far up their collective butts that they can dial with their nose hair!

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
Called and left no message Looked up this so I could see what it was. I have been getting alot of sales called and recorded calls, this is so not right!!!!! Phoen companies need to be responsible for not giving out your number......

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
No message!!!!

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
Called left no message....  now on reject.  Thanks guys for the infomation.

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
The number called this morning and left no message

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
Called me many times every day and doesn't leave a msg.

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
Also got a no message call - and recently purchased from Amazon....

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
The number called this morning and left no message.Brendan says it says it comes thru online retailers? The last thing I bought online, I bought at Amazon.com, and they don't have a phone number for me.The only thing I did online where I gave out my phone number is get my birth certificate. I did that through VeriChek and my state's record's office. A company called USBirthCertificate.com got in the middle of our transaction and took my information, including my phone number. USBirthCertificate did nothing else, even declining my payment (which is why I called VeriChek directly, who told me that USABirthCertificate.com is a scam).  So VeriChek and USBirthCertificate.com are the only two online retailers I can think of who would have my phone number.Another thing I've seen is that companies just plain *lie* and start out their pitch with "You're getting this call because of prior business relationships you have". Prior business relationship is one of the things that keeps companies who violate the Do Not Call list from being fined by the FTC, and companies use this knowledge.  They *tell* the people they call that they have a business relationship with them in order to discourage their victims from reporting them to the FTC.  The FTC is in the process of changing this particular part of the rule to eliminate the loophole.Report them to the list anyway, if you're on it.  The more instances they can present of this loophole being taken advantage of, the better case they'll have for making the change.

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
I answered the phone, as I have been lately to stop these calls.  I answered it and it was a recording saying "Your number was recently submitted through an online purchase or a retailer.  To opt out press the number 3 at anytime during this recording."  I immediately pressed "3" and the recording stopped.  I hung on for about 30 seconds then hung up.  Hopefully this works.  I have no outstanding bills or collectors so I am answering and or calling back these numbers to get my number off their list.  I'm on a "no call" list but seriously.... it doesn't work.

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
Called , left no message.

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
CALLED LEFT NO MESSAGE

661-214-6260

14 Report Long ago Unknown
Called and left no message either

660-441-4680

3 Report Long ago Unknown
i would like to enter in the ipad3's to win

660-441-4680

3 Report Long ago Unknown
no i did not get a call

660-441-4680

3 Report Long ago Unknown
i would like to enter in the ipad3's  to win

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Got one too just now. Left no msg

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Received a missed call.   Left no message on my cell phone of all things.  I am also on the DO NOT CALL list.

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Didn't answer the call because who do I know from that area code?  They left no message.  Should they hook someone with their BS, they ought to get charged the same as mail fraud.

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I just received a call from this number on my business cell phone.  I did not recognize the number, therefore, I did not answer, and proceeded to look the number up to see where it is located or who it belongs to.  Couldn't find who it belongs to.

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Just received a call from this number and i  call wallmart they  dont have a clue what  was that all about   !!!!!!!!!!    yes  its a scam

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Just had a call saying I won  2,500 toward a vacation in Cancun Mexico all paid I listen and told them that I would not give my credit over the phone as that is my policy if you cannot mail it.  She then sent me to another department which they tried to tell me that this is a secure line and we would not be able to give this promotion as it is a phone promotion not a scam.  Then she said if you pay the amount asked then you could call your creditor and check that they only take the amount said right after I hang up.  I told her that I would not do that and to give the win to someone else, as if that made any difference once that amount is gone it is gone and good luck getting your credit card people to do  anything about it as you gave your permission when you gave her your credit number.  DON'T BE FOOLED BY THESE PEOPLE!! THIS IS A SCAM

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Just received a call from this number and as soon as they started talking about the trip to Bahamas I cut the phone.

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Just received a call from this number.During the awkward pause that occurs after saying "Hello" (that you just know means you are being called by a "statistical dialer" and not a real person), I tried pressing a couple of "5"s on the phone keypad.  Got an immediate message saying that my phone number has been removed from the list.Not that I actually believe that, but it might be worth a try for you if they keep calling you.

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I received a missed call this morning from this number, but they didn’t leave a message.

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
I knew it wouldn't be long before being on the no-call list became obsolete as a defense against this sh*t-crockery! Jerks!

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
called @ 2:26pm left a canned stupid message for a free trip. How these stupid telemarketrs get my number I do not know.

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Received a call from this number, UNREQUESTED!!  DO NOT CALL MY NUMBER!!  DON'T ANSWER IF THEY CALL YOU!  IT'S A SCAM!!!

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Received a call from this number, UNREQUESTED!!  DO NOT CALL MY NUMBER!!  DON'T ANSWER IF THEY CALL YOU!  IT'S A SCAM!!!

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Left no message.

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Did not leave messageI don't answer numbers I don't kniw

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
yep they just called me, i don't ever answer a number i don't recognize, and they left no message. I called back and they said i won a 100 walmart gift card as long as i have a job and a credit card. If its free wtf do i need a credit card for?

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Did not leave message

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
same here. did not leave a message

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
Same here. no answer.

657-202-6926

20 Report Long ago Unknown
BS travel scam. Left a canned voicemail. "Your name was selected for a $2,100 travel credit toward a Cancun resort vacation package!" Yeah right. Call display read 'California' and nothing else.

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
5512095752 He recibido llamadas de éste celular o tél. y llaman para saber si estoy y a qué hora llego, dijeron que llamaban de la PROFECO pero es TOTALMENTE FALSO, no son de la profecto es un tipo grosero. DENUNCIEN éste número por favor

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
Me han estado llamando a mi cel, parece ser que es un call center, lo malo con estas compañias es que suelen ser contratadas para promocionar o cobrar, uno no sabe.

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
ojo yo tambien vivo en el edo de Mexico y me ha pasado lo mismo del mismo numero. Llame al 088 y dicen que no contesten. Que este tipo de personas están checando los ruidos de la casa, quien contesta, si hay niños, etc. Me recomendaron que si ya lo identificamos que no contestemos.Saludos, Marzo 2011

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
Vivo en el edo de México, igualmente llevó varios días recibiendo llamadas de este número pero nadie responde, tal parece que efectivamente llaman para ver a que hora encuentran personas en el domicilio, lla lo denucie al 088 agan lo mismo

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
Según estadísticas con las constantes llamadas estudian para saber quien esta en casa cuando esta, cuando no? Si tienes niños evita que ellos tomen esta llamada... No es nada bueno. Si denuncian todos los que estamos en este y en otros blocks habrá objeto para juicioAccording to statistics with the constant calls to find out who is studying at home when, when not? If you have children prevents them to take this call ... Not a good thing. If they denounce all of us in this and other blocks will be subject to trial

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
Vivo en la Ciudad de México, igualmente llevó varios días recibiendo llamadas de este número pero nadie responde, tal parece que efectivamente llaman para ver a que hora encuentran personas en el domicilio, ya no sé si debo contestar o no.

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
Ya ni contesto, pareciera que solo quieren saber si hay alguien a esa hora

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
desde hace dos días me hablan de este tel., contesto pero nadie respode

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
Received call from this number.

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
En México, preguntan por una persona y cuelgan

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
I got several calls from this number as well.

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Unknown
i have got several calls from this number. who the hackis  it

551-209-5752

13 Report Long ago Positive
DE QUIEN ES ESTE NUMERO URGENTE

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
So, next time they call you and say they are calling from the government (assuming you pick up again) you just tell them that's interesting, as the US government doesn't run sweepstakes.  What country are you in?  And what is the penalty for theft in that country?  It can go on and on...!

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
I have continuously received calls from this number telling me I have been entered into a sweepstakes for $5,000.  The caller was very aggressive in attempting to get my credit card number.  They said they were calling from the government and has called from different phone numbers, but this was the last one.

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
i just got a call from these same people and they had my phone number and address. they wanted me to give them numbers from my bank account which made me know then that it was a scam. these people need to be stopped. i think they should have to actually pay each one of us $5000.00 and then they would think twice before they tried to scam anyone else...

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
I got the same thing. Sounded suspicious. I didn't give them any of my information, but they already knew my name, address, and phone number. I looked them up, found a rip off report, and let the guy know that. When he heard that I thought his offer was a rip off, he hung up.

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
the lady told me i was entered into a drawing for having good standards with my account right then i knew she was full of crap i don't have an account i told her to remove my number from her list and as i was hanging up the b told me that you don't have anything any way i am researching who they are now.

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
this number just called me and asked for my husband, when I said he wasn't avaialable I asked who is calling. He said uhh, we'll try again later. I aked him againg who was calling and he stayed on the line for like 10 seconds then hing up on me!!!!I called back and spoke to some lady, I told her someone just called me and hung up. She said oh well someone will call you back. I told her I wanted to know who it was. She said well we have alot of departments so someone will call you back. then she said they are a publishing company and my husbands name has been picked to win $5000 dollars and someone will call me back. I laughed and hung up.   I guess scamming season has begun!!!!

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
The next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it’s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that: 1.Legitimate sweepstakes don’t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances                                        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize. If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it’s not a prize at all.Prize Offers: You Don’t Have to Pay to Play! http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/telemarketing/tel17.shtmCongratulations, it’s your lucky day! You’ve just won $5,000!You’re guaranteed to win a fabulous diamond ring, luxury vacation or all-terrain vehicle!If you receive a letter or phone call with a message like this, be skeptical. The $5,000 "prize" may cost you hundreds of dollars in taxes or service charges — and never arrive. Your "fabulous" prize may not be worth collecting. The diamond is likely to be the size of a pinhead. The "vacation" could be one night in a seedy motel, and the ATV, nothing more than a lounge chair on wheels!Scam artists often use the promise of a valuable prize or award to entice consumers to send money, buy overpriced products or services, or contribute to bogus charities. People who fall for their ploys may end up paying far more than their "prizes" are worth, if they get a prize at all. What these people are likely to get - especially if they signed up for a contest drawing at a public place or event — may be more than they bargained for: more promotions in the mail, more telemarketing calls and more unsolicited commercial email, or "spam." This is because many prize promoters sell the information they collect to advertisers. Worse yet, contest entrants might subject themselves to a bogus prize promotion scam.And The Winner Is... Everyone loves to be a winner. A recent research poll showed that more than half of all American adults entered sweepstakes within the past year. Most of these contests were run by reputable marketers and non-profit organizations to promote their products and services. Some lucky winners received millions of dollars or valuable prizes. Capitalizing on the popularity of these offers, some con artists disguise their schemes to look legitimate. And an alarming number of people take the bait. Every day, consumers throughout the United States lose thousands of dollars to unscrupulous prize promoters. During 1999 alone, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 10,000 complaints from consumers about gifts, sweepstakes and prize promotions. Many received telephone calls or postcards telling them they'd won a big prize - only to find out that to claim it, they had to buy something or pay as much as $10,000 in fees or other charges.There's a big difference between legitimate sweepstakes and fraudulent ones. Prizes in legitimate contests are awarded solely by chance, and contestants don't have to pay a fee or buy something to enter or increase their odds of winning. In fraudulent schemes, however, "winners" almost always have to dip into their pockets to enter a contest or collect their "prize."Skill Contests There's one notable exception: skill contests. These are puzzles, games or other contests in which prizes are awarded based on skill, knowledge or talent - not on chance. Contestants might be required to write a jingle, solve a puzzle or answer questions correctly to win.Unlike sweepstakes, skill contests may legally require contestants to buy something or make a payment or donation to enter. It's important to recognize that many consumers are deceptively lured into playing skill contests by easy initial questions or puzzles. Once they've sent their money and become "hooked," the questions get harder and the entry fees get steeper. Entrants in these contests rarely receive anything for their money and effort. Consumer Protections Several consumer laws help protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes and prize offers promoted through the mail or by phone. Telephone Solicitations Telemarketers frequently use sweepstakes and prize contests to sell magazines or other goods and services. These telemarketers make an initial contact with consumers through "cold calls," or take calls from consumers who are responding to a solicitation they received by mail.The Telemarketing Sales Rule helps protect consumers from fraudulent telemarketers who use prize promotions as a lure. In every telemarketing call involving a prize promotion, the law requires telemarketers to tell you:     the odds of winning a prize. If the odds can't be determined in advance, the promoter must tell you the factors used to calculate the odds.     that you don't have to pay a fee or buy something to win a prize or participate in the promotion.     if you ask, how to participate in the contest without buying or paying anything.     what you'll have to pay or the conditions you'll have to meet to receive or redeem a prize. The Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits telemarketers from misrepresenting any of these facts, as well as the nature or value of the prizes. It also requires telemarketers who call you to pitch a prize promotion to tell you before they describe the prize that you don't have to buy or pay anything to enter or win.Written Solicitations Many sweepstakes promotions arrive by mail as a letter or postcard that instructs the consumer to respond by return mail or phone to enter a contest or collect a prize.The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act helps protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes promotions sent through the mail. The law prohibits:     claims that you're a winner unless you've actually won a prize.     requirements that you buy something to enter the contest or to receive future sweepstakes mailings.     the mailing of fake checks that don't clearly state that they are non-negotiable and have no cash value.     seals, names or terms that imply an affilia-tion with or endorsement by the federal government. Skill Contests Skill contests also are covered by the new Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act. The law requires the sponsors to disclose in a clear and conspicuous way:     the terms, rules and conditions of the contest.     how many rounds of the contest you must achieve to win the grand prize.     the time frame for the winner to be determined.     the name of the contest's sponsor.     an address where you can reach the sponsor to request that your name be removed from the mailing list. Just Say "No" Another way to protect yourself is to request that your name be removed from mail and telephone solicitation lists. The Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to keep a "do not call" list of consumers who have asked not to be called again. Calling a consumer who has made this request is illegal and can subject the telemarketer to a hefty fine.The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act requires companies that use direct mail to maintain a similar "do not mail" list for consumers who call or write and ask that their name be removed from the mailing list. This new law gives caregivers the right to have the names of the friends and loved ones under their care removed from the mailing lists of undesirable solicitors.Another way to reduce mail and telephone solicitations is to contact the Direct Marketing Association to request that your name be placed on its "do not call," "do not mail" and "do not email" lists. Association members agree not to solicit consumers who have requested that they not be contacted. To have your name removed from direct mail marketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To have your name removed from telemarketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To "opt out" of receiving unsolicited commercial email, use the DMA's form at www.e-mps.org.A Dozen Ways to Protect YourselfThe next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it’s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that: 1.    Legitimate sweepstakes don’t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize. If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it’s not a prize at all.2.    Sponsors of legitimate contests identify themselves prominently; fraudulent promoters are more likely to downplay their identities. Legitimate promoters also provide you with an address or toll-free phone numbers so you can ask that your name be removed from their mailing list.3.    Bona fide offers clearly disclose the terms and conditions of the promotion in plain English, including rules, entry procedures, and usually, the odds of winning.4.    It’s highly unlikely that you’ve won a "big" prize if your notification was mailed by bulk rate. Check the postmark on the envelope or postcard. Also be suspicious of telemarketers who say you’ve won a contest you can’t remember entering.5.    Fraudulent promoters might instruct you to send a check or money order by overnight delivery or courier to enter a contest or claim your "prize." This is a favorite ploy for con artists because it lets them take your money fast, before you realize you’ve been cheated.6.    Disreputable companies sometimes use a variation of an official or nationally recognized name to give you confidence in their offers. Don’t be deceived by these "look-alikes." It’s illegal for a promoter to misrepresent an affiliation with — or an endorsement by — a government agency or other well-known organization.7.    It’s important to read any written solicitation you receive carefully. Pay particularly close attention to the fine print. Remember the old adage that "the devil is in the details."8.    Agreeing to attend a sales meeting just to win an "expensive" prize is likely to subject you to a high-pressure sales pitch.9.    Signing up for a sweepstakes at a public location or event, through a publication or online might subject you to unscrupulous prize promotion tactics. You also might run the risk of having your personal information sold or shared with other marketers who later deluge you with offers and advertising.10.    Some contest promoters use a toll-free "800" number that directs you to dial a pay-per-call "900" number. Charges for calls to "900" numbers may be very high.11.    Disclosing your checking account or credit card account number over the phone in response to a sweepstakes promotion — or for any reason other than to buy the product or service being sold — is a sure-fire way to get scammed in the future.12.    Your local Better Business Bureau and your state or local consumer protection office can help you check out a sweepstakes promoter’s reputation. Be aware, however, that many questionable prize promotion companies don’t stay in one place long enough to establish a track record, and the absence of complaints doesn’t necessarily mean the offer is legitimate. To File a ComplaintConsumers who believe they have been victimized by fraudulent promotional offers also should contact their local postmaster or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service by phone, toll-free, at: 1-888-877-7644; by email at: www.uspsoig.gov; or by mail at: U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General, Operations Support Group, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60606-6100.If you have a problem with a sweepstakes or prize promotion after participating, and you are unable to resolve the problem directly with the company, contact:     The Direct Marketing Association, ConsumerLine, 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036-3603; phone 202-955-5030; fax 202-955-0085.     The Better Business Bureau where the company is located.     Call for Action, a network of radio and television station hotlines that offer resolution services for consumers. Call 301-657-7490 or write: Call for Action, 5272 River Road, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20816. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
They called my step son's cell phone, refused to identify themselves and really creeped him out. The number is for United Publishers in Atlanta. Their 800 number is 877-931-3237. Ask for the manager named Bill. He'll take you off the list.

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
i just got that call, telling me i was entered in a sweepstakes for $5,000. he said his name was justin kennedy and i was going to recieve a $500 grocerie voucher. then the publishers are supposed to call me back and all i had to do is subscribe for a magazine, but when the supervisor(Clayton Davis) called back he was rude and had an attitude when i told him i was uncomfortable with giving my info over the phone. he told me either i was going to subscribe or i wasnt so, i told him to have a nice day. the phone # was 408-845-0403. the second call came from the same number as the first.

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
RECEIVED CALL 404 845 0403 CALLED SAID DONNA HUNG UP MY VISA USSA MY IDENTITY WAS STOLEN AND GOT IN MY OTHER CARD MASTER CARD

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
A guy from this same number, 404-845-0403, called me, but didn't say anything about winning money.  He had a low gruff voice, and he knew my first name.  That was disturbing.  He said,  "I've got it.  It's a wrap"  or something like that.  When I asked him who was calling, he didn't answer.  He just repeated the same statement, and I hung up quickly.  Bizarre.  He's called back twice after that, but I didn't answer.  I reported the call to the police.  They found out that it was United Publishers of America, a rip-off operation in Atlanta, GA.

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
i did application over phone for ussa i had master card applicatio was for visa from ussa i ha my idenity stolen gave me a name big deal my credit is ruined tried to get good credit not like my past  my visa used fraudently

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
NO NO NO  THIS IS SCAMMMMMM  A FEMALE CALLED AND ASK FOR ME AND SAID  YOU....JUST WON 5000 DOLLAR I SAID OMG YOU MUST BE KIDDING, SHE  SAID WHY?DO YOU NOT BELIEVE  ME AND I SAID  IAM NOT SURE., SHE CALLED ME STUPID HUNG UP ON... ... AND I WAS SOOOOO SHOCKED I CALLED BACK AND THEY DIDNT ANS PHONE... I REMEMBER GETTTING ON LINE  AND FILLING OUT THIS PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKE FOR $5000 DOLLARS.,     AND i just wasnt thinking i i promise thats my last time every putting my name and number out here period... she knew by my voice and deamenor that i wasnt gonna atcept her lies... so she hung up .......... on me            stupid bi***!!!! want be getting my credit card number lol

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
A couple days ago they called me from this number and asked to speak with me.. They told me that I was entered in a 5,000 dollar sweepstake and I had won, they wanted me to give them my CC info for verification!!! Thats crazy!! They just called again now and asked to speak with me again... I asked for a message and he just said.. "Its Mike Bradley, Ill try again later."

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
If you call the number and ask to speak to a manager, they will take you off their phone call list!

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
That is because it is a computer calling you. Once you pick up the phone, the computer logs the information in the system of what time you answered the phone, and of course your number. Then it rolls to a live person to call you back on another day.You will have to call them to get your number removed or, do as I do, and have a call zapper.  hehe  :-)

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
I keep getting dead air when this same # comes through.

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
Caller wanted to inform me I was entered into a drawing for $5000 and they then wanted to know if they could get my visa #...Yeah Right

412-177-3200

1 Report Long ago Unknown
doesn't leave a message

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
So, next time they call you and say they are calling from the government (assuming you pick up again) you just tell them that's interesting, as the US government doesn't run sweepstakes.  What country are you in?  And what is the penalty for theft in that country?  It can go on and on...!

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
I have continuously received calls from this number telling me I have been entered into a sweepstakes for $5,000.  The caller was very aggressive in attempting to get my credit card number.  They said they were calling from the government and has called from different phone numbers, but this was the last one.

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
i just got a call from these same people and they had my phone number and address. they wanted me to give them numbers from my bank account which made me know then that it was a scam. these people need to be stopped. i think they should have to actually pay each one of us $5000.00 and then they would think twice before they tried to scam anyone else...

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I got the same thing. Sounded suspicious. I didn't give them any of my information, but they already knew my name, address, and phone number. I looked them up, found a rip off report, and let the guy know that. When he heard that I thought his offer was a rip off, he hung up.

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the lady told me i was entered into a drawing for having good standards with my account right then i knew she was full of crap i don't have an account i told her to remove my number from her list and as i was hanging up the b told me that you don't have anything any way i am researching who they are now.

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this number just called me and asked for my husband, when I said he wasn't avaialable I asked who is calling. He said uhh, we'll try again later. I aked him againg who was calling and he stayed on the line for like 10 seconds then hing up on me!!!!I called back and spoke to some lady, I told her someone just called me and hung up. She said oh well someone will call you back. I told her I wanted to know who it was. She said well we have alot of departments so someone will call you back. then she said they are a publishing company and my husbands name has been picked to win $5000 dollars and someone will call me back. I laughed and hung up.   I guess scamming season has begun!!!!

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The next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it’s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that: 1.Legitimate sweepstakes don’t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances                                        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize. If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it’s not a prize at all.Prize Offers: You Don’t Have to Pay to Play! http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/telemarketing/tel17.shtmCongratulations, it’s your lucky day! You’ve just won $5,000!You’re guaranteed to win a fabulous diamond ring, luxury vacation or all-terrain vehicle!If you receive a letter or phone call with a message like this, be skeptical. The $5,000 "prize" may cost you hundreds of dollars in taxes or service charges — and never arrive. Your "fabulous" prize may not be worth collecting. The diamond is likely to be the size of a pinhead. The "vacation" could be one night in a seedy motel, and the ATV, nothing more than a lounge chair on wheels!Scam artists often use the promise of a valuable prize or award to entice consumers to send money, buy overpriced products or services, or contribute to bogus charities. People who fall for their ploys may end up paying far more than their "prizes" are worth, if they get a prize at all. What these people are likely to get - especially if they signed up for a contest drawing at a public place or event — may be more than they bargained for: more promotions in the mail, more telemarketing calls and more unsolicited commercial email, or "spam." This is because many prize promoters sell the information they collect to advertisers. Worse yet, contest entrants might subject themselves to a bogus prize promotion scam.And The Winner Is... Everyone loves to be a winner. A recent research poll showed that more than half of all American adults entered sweepstakes within the past year. Most of these contests were run by reputable marketers and non-profit organizations to promote their products and services. Some lucky winners received millions of dollars or valuable prizes. Capitalizing on the popularity of these offers, some con artists disguise their schemes to look legitimate. And an alarming number of people take the bait. Every day, consumers throughout the United States lose thousands of dollars to unscrupulous prize promoters. During 1999 alone, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 10,000 complaints from consumers about gifts, sweepstakes and prize promotions. Many received telephone calls or postcards telling them they'd won a big prize - only to find out that to claim it, they had to buy something or pay as much as $10,000 in fees or other charges.There's a big difference between legitimate sweepstakes and fraudulent ones. Prizes in legitimate contests are awarded solely by chance, and contestants don't have to pay a fee or buy something to enter or increase their odds of winning. In fraudulent schemes, however, "winners" almost always have to dip into their pockets to enter a contest or collect their "prize."Skill Contests There's one notable exception: skill contests. These are puzzles, games or other contests in which prizes are awarded based on skill, knowledge or talent - not on chance. Contestants might be required to write a jingle, solve a puzzle or answer questions correctly to win.Unlike sweepstakes, skill contests may legally require contestants to buy something or make a payment or donation to enter. It's important to recognize that many consumers are deceptively lured into playing skill contests by easy initial questions or puzzles. Once they've sent their money and become "hooked," the questions get harder and the entry fees get steeper. Entrants in these contests rarely receive anything for their money and effort. Consumer Protections Several consumer laws help protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes and prize offers promoted through the mail or by phone. Telephone Solicitations Telemarketers frequently use sweepstakes and prize contests to sell magazines or other goods and services. These telemarketers make an initial contact with consumers through "cold calls," or take calls from consumers who are responding to a solicitation they received by mail.The Telemarketing Sales Rule helps protect consumers from fraudulent telemarketers who use prize promotions as a lure. In every telemarketing call involving a prize promotion, the law requires telemarketers to tell you:     the odds of winning a prize. If the odds can't be determined in advance, the promoter must tell you the factors used to calculate the odds.     that you don't have to pay a fee or buy something to win a prize or participate in the promotion.     if you ask, how to participate in the contest without buying or paying anything.     what you'll have to pay or the conditions you'll have to meet to receive or redeem a prize. The Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits telemarketers from misrepresenting any of these facts, as well as the nature or value of the prizes. It also requires telemarketers who call you to pitch a prize promotion to tell you before they describe the prize that you don't have to buy or pay anything to enter or win.Written Solicitations Many sweepstakes promotions arrive by mail as a letter or postcard that instructs the consumer to respond by return mail or phone to enter a contest or collect a prize.The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act helps protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes promotions sent through the mail. The law prohibits:     claims that you're a winner unless you've actually won a prize.     requirements that you buy something to enter the contest or to receive future sweepstakes mailings.     the mailing of fake checks that don't clearly state that they are non-negotiable and have no cash value.     seals, names or terms that imply an affilia-tion with or endorsement by the federal government. Skill Contests Skill contests also are covered by the new Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act. The law requires the sponsors to disclose in a clear and conspicuous way:     the terms, rules and conditions of the contest.     how many rounds of the contest you must achieve to win the grand prize.     the time frame for the winner to be determined.     the name of the contest's sponsor.     an address where you can reach the sponsor to request that your name be removed from the mailing list. Just Say "No" Another way to protect yourself is to request that your name be removed from mail and telephone solicitation lists. The Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to keep a "do not call" list of consumers who have asked not to be called again. Calling a consumer who has made this request is illegal and can subject the telemarketer to a hefty fine.The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act requires companies that use direct mail to maintain a similar "do not mail" list for consumers who call or write and ask that their name be removed from the mailing list. This new law gives caregivers the right to have the names of the friends and loved ones under their care removed from the mailing lists of undesirable solicitors.Another way to reduce mail and telephone solicitations is to contact the Direct Marketing Association to request that your name be placed on its "do not call," "do not mail" and "do not email" lists. Association members agree not to solicit consumers who have requested that they not be contacted. To have your name removed from direct mail marketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To have your name removed from telemarketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To "opt out" of receiving unsolicited commercial email, use the DMA's form at www.e-mps.org.A Dozen Ways to Protect YourselfThe next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it’s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that: 1.    Legitimate sweepstakes don’t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize. If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it’s not a prize at all.2.    Sponsors of legitimate contests identify themselves prominently; fraudulent promoters are more likely to downplay their identities. Legitimate promoters also provide you with an address or toll-free phone numbers so you can ask that your name be removed from their mailing list.3.    Bona fide offers clearly disclose the terms and conditions of the promotion in plain English, including rules, entry procedures, and usually, the odds of winning.4.    It’s highly unlikely that you’ve won a "big" prize if your notification was mailed by bulk rate. Check the postmark on the envelope or postcard. Also be suspicious of telemarketers who say you’ve won a contest you can’t remember entering.5.    Fraudulent promoters might instruct you to send a check or money order by overnight delivery or courier to enter a contest or claim your "prize." This is a favorite ploy for con artists because it lets them take your money fast, before you realize you’ve been cheated.6.    Disreputable companies sometimes use a variation of an official or nationally recognized name to give you confidence in their offers. Don’t be deceived by these "look-alikes." It’s illegal for a promoter to misrepresent an affiliation with — or an endorsement by — a government agency or other well-known organization.7.    It’s important to read any written solicitation you receive carefully. Pay particularly close attention to the fine print. Remember the old adage that "the devil is in the details."8.    Agreeing to attend a sales meeting just to win an "expensive" prize is likely to subject you to a high-pressure sales pitch.9.    Signing up for a sweepstakes at a public location or event, through a publication or online might subject you to unscrupulous prize promotion tactics. You also might run the risk of having your personal information sold or shared with other marketers who later deluge you with offers and advertising.10.    Some contest promoters use a toll-free "800" number that directs you to dial a pay-per-call "900" number. Charges for calls to "900" numbers may be very high.11.    Disclosing your checking account or credit card account number over the phone in response to a sweepstakes promotion — or for any reason other than to buy the product or service being sold — is a sure-fire way to get scammed in the future.12.    Your local Better Business Bureau and your state or local consumer protection office can help you check out a sweepstakes promoter’s reputation. Be aware, however, that many questionable prize promotion companies don’t stay in one place long enough to establish a track record, and the absence of complaints doesn’t necessarily mean the offer is legitimate. To File a ComplaintConsumers who believe they have been victimized by fraudulent promotional offers also should contact their local postmaster or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service by phone, toll-free, at: 1-888-877-7644; by email at: www.uspsoig.gov; or by mail at: U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General, Operations Support Group, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60606-6100.If you have a problem with a sweepstakes or prize promotion after participating, and you are unable to resolve the problem directly with the company, contact:     The Direct Marketing Association, ConsumerLine, 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036-3603; phone 202-955-5030; fax 202-955-0085.     The Better Business Bureau where the company is located.     Call for Action, a network of radio and television station hotlines that offer resolution services for consumers. Call 301-657-7490 or write: Call for Action, 5272 River Road, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20816. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

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They called my step son's cell phone, refused to identify themselves and really creeped him out. The number is for United Publishers in Atlanta. Their 800 number is 877-931-3237. Ask for the manager named Bill. He'll take you off the list.

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i just got that call, telling me i was entered in a sweepstakes for $5,000. he said his name was justin kennedy and i was going to recieve a $500 grocerie voucher. then the publishers are supposed to call me back and all i had to do is subscribe for a magazine, but when the supervisor(Clayton Davis) called back he was rude and had an attitude when i told him i was uncomfortable with giving my info over the phone. he told me either i was going to subscribe or i wasnt so, i told him to have a nice day. the phone # was 408-845-0403. the second call came from the same number as the first.

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RECEIVED CALL 404 845 0403 CALLED SAID DONNA HUNG UP MY VISA USSA MY IDENTITY WAS STOLEN AND GOT IN MY OTHER CARD MASTER CARD

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A guy from this same number, 404-845-0403, called me, but didn't say anything about winning money.  He had a low gruff voice, and he knew my first name.  That was disturbing.  He said,  "I've got it.  It's a wrap"  or something like that.  When I asked him who was calling, he didn't answer.  He just repeated the same statement, and I hung up quickly.  Bizarre.  He's called back twice after that, but I didn't answer.  I reported the call to the police.  They found out that it was United Publishers of America, a rip-off operation in Atlanta, GA.

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i did application over phone for ussa i had master card applicatio was for visa from ussa i ha my idenity stolen gave me a name big deal my credit is ruined tried to get good credit not like my past  my visa used fraudently

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NO NO NO  THIS IS SCAMMMMMM  A FEMALE CALLED AND ASK FOR ME AND SAID  YOU....JUST WON 5000 DOLLAR I SAID OMG YOU MUST BE KIDDING, SHE  SAID WHY?DO YOU NOT BELIEVE  ME AND I SAID  IAM NOT SURE., SHE CALLED ME STUPID HUNG UP ON... ... AND I WAS SOOOOO SHOCKED I CALLED BACK AND THEY DIDNT ANS PHONE... I REMEMBER GETTTING ON LINE  AND FILLING OUT THIS PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKE FOR $5000 DOLLARS.,     AND i just wasnt thinking i i promise thats my last time every putting my name and number out here period... she knew by my voice and deamenor that i wasnt gonna atcept her lies... so she hung up .......... on me            stupid bi***!!!! want be getting my credit card number lol

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A couple days ago they called me from this number and asked to speak with me.. They told me that I was entered in a 5,000 dollar sweepstake and I had won, they wanted me to give them my CC info for verification!!! Thats crazy!! They just called again now and asked to speak with me again... I asked for a message and he just said.. "Its Mike Bradley, Ill try again later."

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If you call the number and ask to speak to a manager, they will take you off their phone call list!

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That is because it is a computer calling you. Once you pick up the phone, the computer logs the information in the system of what time you answered the phone, and of course your number. Then it rolls to a live person to call you back on another day.You will have to call them to get your number removed or, do as I do, and have a call zapper.  hehe  :-)

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I keep getting dead air when this same # comes through.

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Caller wanted to inform me I was entered into a drawing for $5000 and they then wanted to know if they could get my visa #...Yeah Right

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So, next time they call you and say they are calling from the government (assuming you pick up again) you just tell them that's interesting, as the US government doesn't run sweepstakes.  What country are you in?  And what is the penalty for theft in that country?  It can go on and on...!

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I have continuously received calls from this number telling me I have been entered into a sweepstakes for $5,000.  The caller was very aggressive in attempting to get my credit card number.  They said they were calling from the government and has called from different phone numbers, but this was the last one.

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i just got a call from these same people and they had my phone number and address. they wanted me to give them numbers from my bank account which made me know then that it was a scam. these people need to be stopped. i think they should have to actually pay each one of us $5000.00 and then they would think twice before they tried to scam anyone else...

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I got the same thing. Sounded suspicious. I didn't give them any of my information, but they already knew my name, address, and phone number. I looked them up, found a rip off report, and let the guy know that. When he heard that I thought his offer was a rip off, he hung up.

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the lady told me i was entered into a drawing for having good standards with my account right then i knew she was full of crap i don't have an account i told her to remove my number from her list and as i was hanging up the b told me that you don't have anything any way i am researching who they are now.

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this number just called me and asked for my husband, when I said he wasn't avaialable I asked who is calling. He said uhh, we'll try again later. I aked him againg who was calling and he stayed on the line for like 10 seconds then hing up on me!!!!I called back and spoke to some lady, I told her someone just called me and hung up. She said oh well someone will call you back. I told her I wanted to know who it was. She said well we have alot of departments so someone will call you back. then she said they are a publishing company and my husbands name has been picked to win $5000 dollars and someone will call me back. I laughed and hung up.   I guess scamming season has begun!!!!

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The next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it’s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that: 1.Legitimate sweepstakes don’t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances                                        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize. If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it’s not a prize at all.Prize Offers: You Don’t Have to Pay to Play! http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/telemarketing/tel17.shtmCongratulations, it’s your lucky day! You’ve just won $5,000!You’re guaranteed to win a fabulous diamond ring, luxury vacation or all-terrain vehicle!If you receive a letter or phone call with a message like this, be skeptical. The $5,000 "prize" may cost you hundreds of dollars in taxes or service charges — and never arrive. Your "fabulous" prize may not be worth collecting. The diamond is likely to be the size of a pinhead. The "vacation" could be one night in a seedy motel, and the ATV, nothing more than a lounge chair on wheels!Scam artists often use the promise of a valuable prize or award to entice consumers to send money, buy overpriced products or services, or contribute to bogus charities. People who fall for their ploys may end up paying far more than their "prizes" are worth, if they get a prize at all. What these people are likely to get - especially if they signed up for a contest drawing at a public place or event — may be more than they bargained for: more promotions in the mail, more telemarketing calls and more unsolicited commercial email, or "spam." This is because many prize promoters sell the information they collect to advertisers. Worse yet, contest entrants might subject themselves to a bogus prize promotion scam.And The Winner Is... Everyone loves to be a winner. A recent research poll showed that more than half of all American adults entered sweepstakes within the past year. Most of these contests were run by reputable marketers and non-profit organizations to promote their products and services. Some lucky winners received millions of dollars or valuable prizes. Capitalizing on the popularity of these offers, some con artists disguise their schemes to look legitimate. And an alarming number of people take the bait. Every day, consumers throughout the United States lose thousands of dollars to unscrupulous prize promoters. During 1999 alone, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 10,000 complaints from consumers about gifts, sweepstakes and prize promotions. Many received telephone calls or postcards telling them they'd won a big prize - only to find out that to claim it, they had to buy something or pay as much as $10,000 in fees or other charges.There's a big difference between legitimate sweepstakes and fraudulent ones. Prizes in legitimate contests are awarded solely by chance, and contestants don't have to pay a fee or buy something to enter or increase their odds of winning. In fraudulent schemes, however, "winners" almost always have to dip into their pockets to enter a contest or collect their "prize."Skill Contests There's one notable exception: skill contests. These are puzzles, games or other contests in which prizes are awarded based on skill, knowledge or talent - not on chance. Contestants might be required to write a jingle, solve a puzzle or answer questions correctly to win.Unlike sweepstakes, skill contests may legally require contestants to buy something or make a payment or donation to enter. It's important to recognize that many consumers are deceptively lured into playing skill contests by easy initial questions or puzzles. Once they've sent their money and become "hooked," the questions get harder and the entry fees get steeper. Entrants in these contests rarely receive anything for their money and effort. Consumer Protections Several consumer laws help protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes and prize offers promoted through the mail or by phone. Telephone Solicitations Telemarketers frequently use sweepstakes and prize contests to sell magazines or other goods and services. These telemarketers make an initial contact with consumers through "cold calls," or take calls from consumers who are responding to a solicitation they received by mail.The Telemarketing Sales Rule helps protect consumers from fraudulent telemarketers who use prize promotions as a lure. In every telemarketing call involving a prize promotion, the law requires telemarketers to tell you:     the odds of winning a prize. If the odds can't be determined in advance, the promoter must tell you the factors used to calculate the odds.     that you don't have to pay a fee or buy something to win a prize or participate in the promotion.     if you ask, how to participate in the contest without buying or paying anything.     what you'll have to pay or the conditions you'll have to meet to receive or redeem a prize. The Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits telemarketers from misrepresenting any of these facts, as well as the nature or value of the prizes. It also requires telemarketers who call you to pitch a prize promotion to tell you before they describe the prize that you don't have to buy or pay anything to enter or win.Written Solicitations Many sweepstakes promotions arrive by mail as a letter or postcard that instructs the consumer to respond by return mail or phone to enter a contest or collect a prize.The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act helps protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes promotions sent through the mail. The law prohibits:     claims that you're a winner unless you've actually won a prize.     requirements that you buy something to enter the contest or to receive future sweepstakes mailings.     the mailing of fake checks that don't clearly state that they are non-negotiable and have no cash value.     seals, names or terms that imply an affilia-tion with or endorsement by the federal government. Skill Contests Skill contests also are covered by the new Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act. The law requires the sponsors to disclose in a clear and conspicuous way:     the terms, rules and conditions of the contest.     how many rounds of the contest you must achieve to win the grand prize.     the time frame for the winner to be determined.     the name of the contest's sponsor.     an address where you can reach the sponsor to request that your name be removed from the mailing list. Just Say "No" Another way to protect yourself is to request that your name be removed from mail and telephone solicitation lists. The Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to keep a "do not call" list of consumers who have asked not to be called again. Calling a consumer who has made this request is illegal and can subject the telemarketer to a hefty fine.The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act requires companies that use direct mail to maintain a similar "do not mail" list for consumers who call or write and ask that their name be removed from the mailing list. This new law gives caregivers the right to have the names of the friends and loved ones under their care removed from the mailing lists of undesirable solicitors.Another way to reduce mail and telephone solicitations is to contact the Direct Marketing Association to request that your name be placed on its "do not call," "do not mail" and "do not email" lists. Association members agree not to solicit consumers who have requested that they not be contacted. To have your name removed from direct mail marketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To have your name removed from telemarketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To "opt out" of receiving unsolicited commercial email, use the DMA's form at www.e-mps.org.A Dozen Ways to Protect YourselfThe next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it’s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that: 1.    Legitimate sweepstakes don’t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize. If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it’s not a prize at all.2.    Sponsors of legitimate contests identify themselves prominently; fraudulent promoters are more likely to downplay their identities. Legitimate promoters also provide you with an address or toll-free phone numbers so you can ask that your name be removed from their mailing list.3.    Bona fide offers clearly disclose the terms and conditions of the promotion in plain English, including rules, entry procedures, and usually, the odds of winning.4.    It’s highly unlikely that you’ve won a "big" prize if your notification was mailed by bulk rate. Check the postmark on the envelope or postcard. Also be suspicious of telemarketers who say you’ve won a contest you can’t remember entering.5.    Fraudulent promoters might instruct you to send a check or money order by overnight delivery or courier to enter a contest or claim your "prize." This is a favorite ploy for con artists because it lets them take your money fast, before you realize you’ve been cheated.6.    Disreputable companies sometimes use a variation of an official or nationally recognized name to give you confidence in their offers. Don’t be deceived by these "look-alikes." It’s illegal for a promoter to misrepresent an affiliation with — or an endorsement by — a government agency or other well-known organization.7.    It’s important to read any written solicitation you receive carefully. Pay particularly close attention to the fine print. Remember the old adage that "the devil is in the details."8.    Agreeing to attend a sales meeting just to win an "expensive" prize is likely to subject you to a high-pressure sales pitch.9.    Signing up for a sweepstakes at a public location or event, through a publication or online might subject you to unscrupulous prize promotion tactics. You also might run the risk of having your personal information sold or shared with other marketers who later deluge you with offers and advertising.10.    Some contest promoters use a toll-free "800" number that directs you to dial a pay-per-call "900" number. Charges for calls to "900" numbers may be very high.11.    Disclosing your checking account or credit card account number over the phone in response to a sweepstakes promotion — or for any reason other than to buy the product or service being sold — is a sure-fire way to get scammed in the future.12.    Your local Better Business Bureau and your state or local consumer protection office can help you check out a sweepstakes promoter’s reputation. Be aware, however, that many questionable prize promotion companies don’t stay in one place long enough to establish a track record, and the absence of complaints doesn’t necessarily mean the offer is legitimate. To File a ComplaintConsumers who believe they have been victimized by fraudulent promotional offers also should contact their local postmaster or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service by phone, toll-free, at: 1-888-877-7644; by email at: www.uspsoig.gov; or by mail at: U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General, Operations Support Group, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60606-6100.If you have a problem with a sweepstakes or prize promotion after participating, and you are unable to resolve the problem directly with the company, contact:     The Direct Marketing Association, ConsumerLine, 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036-3603; phone 202-955-5030; fax 202-955-0085.     The Better Business Bureau where the company is located.     Call for Action, a network of radio and television station hotlines that offer resolution services for consumers. Call 301-657-7490 or write: Call for Action, 5272 River Road, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20816. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

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They called my step son's cell phone, refused to identify themselves and really creeped him out. The number is for United Publishers in Atlanta. Their 800 number is 877-931-3237. Ask for the manager named Bill. He'll take you off the list.

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i just got that call, telling me i was entered in a sweepstakes for $5,000. he said his name was justin kennedy and i was going to recieve a $500 grocerie voucher. then the publishers are supposed to call me back and all i had to do is subscribe for a magazine, but when the supervisor(Clayton Davis) called back he was rude and had an attitude when i told him i was uncomfortable with giving my info over the phone. he told me either i was going to subscribe or i wasnt so, i told him to have a nice day. the phone # was 408-845-0403. the second call came from the same number as the first.

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RECEIVED CALL 404 845 0403 CALLED SAID DONNA HUNG UP MY VISA USSA MY IDENTITY WAS STOLEN AND GOT IN MY OTHER CARD MASTER CARD

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A guy from this same number, 404-845-0403, called me, but didn't say anything about winning money.  He had a low gruff voice, and he knew my first name.  That was disturbing.  He said,  "I've got it.  It's a wrap"  or something like that.  When I asked him who was calling, he didn't answer.  He just repeated the same statement, and I hung up quickly.  Bizarre.  He's called back twice after that, but I didn't answer.  I reported the call to the police.  They found out that it was United Publishers of America, a rip-off operation in Atlanta, GA.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
i did application over phone for ussa i had master card applicatio was for visa from ussa i ha my idenity stolen gave me a name big deal my credit is ruined tried to get good credit not like my past  my visa used fraudently

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NO NO NO  THIS IS SCAMMMMMM  A FEMALE CALLED AND ASK FOR ME AND SAID  YOU....JUST WON 5000 DOLLAR I SAID OMG YOU MUST BE KIDDING, SHE  SAID WHY?DO YOU NOT BELIEVE  ME AND I SAID  IAM NOT SURE., SHE CALLED ME STUPID HUNG UP ON... ... AND I WAS SOOOOO SHOCKED I CALLED BACK AND THEY DIDNT ANS PHONE... I REMEMBER GETTTING ON LINE  AND FILLING OUT THIS PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKE FOR $5000 DOLLARS.,     AND i just wasnt thinking i i promise thats my last time every putting my name and number out here period... she knew by my voice and deamenor that i wasnt gonna atcept her lies... so she hung up .......... on me            stupid bi***!!!! want be getting my credit card number lol

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
A couple days ago they called me from this number and asked to speak with me.. They told me that I was entered in a 5,000 dollar sweepstake and I had won, they wanted me to give them my CC info for verification!!! Thats crazy!! They just called again now and asked to speak with me again... I asked for a message and he just said.. "Its Mike Bradley, Ill try again later."

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
If you call the number and ask to speak to a manager, they will take you off their phone call list!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
That is because it is a computer calling you. Once you pick up the phone, the computer logs the information in the system of what time you answered the phone, and of course your number. Then it rolls to a live person to call you back on another day.You will have to call them to get your number removed or, do as I do, and have a call zapper.  hehe  :-)

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I keep getting dead air when this same # comes through.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Caller wanted to inform me I was entered into a drawing for $5000 and they then wanted to know if they could get my visa #...Yeah Right

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
So, next time they call you and say they are calling from the government (assuming you pick up again) you just tell them that's interesting, as the US government doesn't run sweepstakes.  What country are you in?  And what is the penalty for theft in that country?  It can go on and on...!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I have continuously received calls from this number telling me I have been entered into a sweepstakes for $5,000.  The caller was very aggressive in attempting to get my credit card number.  They said they were calling from the government and has called from different phone numbers, but this was the last one.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
i just got a call from these same people and they had my phone number and address. they wanted me to give them numbers from my bank account which made me know then that it was a scam. these people need to be stopped. i think they should have to actually pay each one of us $5000.00 and then they would think twice before they tried to scam anyone else...

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I got the same thing. Sounded suspicious. I didn't give them any of my information, but they already knew my name, address, and phone number. I looked them up, found a rip off report, and let the guy know that. When he heard that I thought his offer was a rip off, he hung up.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
the lady told me i was entered into a drawing for having good standards with my account right then i knew she was full of crap i don't have an account i told her to remove my number from her list and as i was hanging up the b told me that you don't have anything any way i am researching who they are now.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
this number just called me and asked for my husband, when I said he wasn't avaialable I asked who is calling. He said uhh, we'll try again later. I aked him againg who was calling and he stayed on the line for like 10 seconds then hing up on me!!!!I called back and spoke to some lady, I told her someone just called me and hung up. She said oh well someone will call you back. I told her I wanted to know who it was. She said well we have alot of departments so someone will call you back. then she said they are a publishing company and my husbands name has been picked to win $5000 dollars and someone will call me back. I laughed and hung up.   I guess scamming season has begun!!!!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
The next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it’s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that: 1.Legitimate sweepstakes don’t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances                                        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize. If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it’s not a prize at all.Prize Offers: You Don’t Have to Pay to Play! http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/telemarketing/tel17.shtmCongratulations, it’s your lucky day! You’ve just won $5,000!You’re guaranteed to win a fabulous diamond ring, luxury vacation or all-terrain vehicle!If you receive a letter or phone call with a message like this, be skeptical. The $5,000 "prize" may cost you hundreds of dollars in taxes or service charges — and never arrive. Your "fabulous" prize may not be worth collecting. The diamond is likely to be the size of a pinhead. The "vacation" could be one night in a seedy motel, and the ATV, nothing more than a lounge chair on wheels!Scam artists often use the promise of a valuable prize or award to entice consumers to send money, buy overpriced products or services, or contribute to bogus charities. People who fall for their ploys may end up paying far more than their "prizes" are worth, if they get a prize at all. What these people are likely to get - especially if they signed up for a contest drawing at a public place or event — may be more than they bargained for: more promotions in the mail, more telemarketing calls and more unsolicited commercial email, or "spam." This is because many prize promoters sell the information they collect to advertisers. Worse yet, contest entrants might subject themselves to a bogus prize promotion scam.And The Winner Is... Everyone loves to be a winner. A recent research poll showed that more than half of all American adults entered sweepstakes within the past year. Most of these contests were run by reputable marketers and non-profit organizations to promote their products and services. Some lucky winners received millions of dollars or valuable prizes. Capitalizing on the popularity of these offers, some con artists disguise their schemes to look legitimate. And an alarming number of people take the bait. Every day, consumers throughout the United States lose thousands of dollars to unscrupulous prize promoters. During 1999 alone, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 10,000 complaints from consumers about gifts, sweepstakes and prize promotions. Many received telephone calls or postcards telling them they'd won a big prize - only to find out that to claim it, they had to buy something or pay as much as $10,000 in fees or other charges.There's a big difference between legitimate sweepstakes and fraudulent ones. Prizes in legitimate contests are awarded solely by chance, and contestants don't have to pay a fee or buy something to enter or increase their odds of winning. In fraudulent schemes, however, "winners" almost always have to dip into their pockets to enter a contest or collect their "prize."Skill Contests There's one notable exception: skill contests. These are puzzles, games or other contests in which prizes are awarded based on skill, knowledge or talent - not on chance. Contestants might be required to write a jingle, solve a puzzle or answer questions correctly to win.Unlike sweepstakes, skill contests may legally require contestants to buy something or make a payment or donation to enter. It's important to recognize that many consumers are deceptively lured into playing skill contests by easy initial questions or puzzles. Once they've sent their money and become "hooked," the questions get harder and the entry fees get steeper. Entrants in these contests rarely receive anything for their money and effort. Consumer Protections Several consumer laws help protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes and prize offers promoted through the mail or by phone. Telephone Solicitations Telemarketers frequently use sweepstakes and prize contests to sell magazines or other goods and services. These telemarketers make an initial contact with consumers through "cold calls," or take calls from consumers who are responding to a solicitation they received by mail.The Telemarketing Sales Rule helps protect consumers from fraudulent telemarketers who use prize promotions as a lure. In every telemarketing call involving a prize promotion, the law requires telemarketers to tell you:     the odds of winning a prize. If the odds can't be determined in advance, the promoter must tell you the factors used to calculate the odds.     that you don't have to pay a fee or buy something to win a prize or participate in the promotion.     if you ask, how to participate in the contest without buying or paying anything.     what you'll have to pay or the conditions you'll have to meet to receive or redeem a prize. The Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits telemarketers from misrepresenting any of these facts, as well as the nature or value of the prizes. It also requires telemarketers who call you to pitch a prize promotion to tell you before they describe the prize that you don't have to buy or pay anything to enter or win.Written Solicitations Many sweepstakes promotions arrive by mail as a letter or postcard that instructs the consumer to respond by return mail or phone to enter a contest or collect a prize.The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act helps protect consumers against fraudulent sweepstakes promotions sent through the mail. The law prohibits:     claims that you're a winner unless you've actually won a prize.     requirements that you buy something to enter the contest or to receive future sweepstakes mailings.     the mailing of fake checks that don't clearly state that they are non-negotiable and have no cash value.     seals, names or terms that imply an affilia-tion with or endorsement by the federal government. Skill Contests Skill contests also are covered by the new Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act. The law requires the sponsors to disclose in a clear and conspicuous way:     the terms, rules and conditions of the contest.     how many rounds of the contest you must achieve to win the grand prize.     the time frame for the winner to be determined.     the name of the contest's sponsor.     an address where you can reach the sponsor to request that your name be removed from the mailing list. Just Say "No" Another way to protect yourself is to request that your name be removed from mail and telephone solicitation lists. The Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to keep a "do not call" list of consumers who have asked not to be called again. Calling a consumer who has made this request is illegal and can subject the telemarketer to a hefty fine.The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act requires companies that use direct mail to maintain a similar "do not mail" list for consumers who call or write and ask that their name be removed from the mailing list. This new law gives caregivers the right to have the names of the friends and loved ones under their care removed from the mailing lists of undesirable solicitors.Another way to reduce mail and telephone solicitations is to contact the Direct Marketing Association to request that your name be placed on its "do not call," "do not mail" and "do not email" lists. Association members agree not to solicit consumers who have requested that they not be contacted. To have your name removed from direct mail marketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To have your name removed from telemarketing lists, write: Direct Marketing Association, Preference Service Manager, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036-6700. To "opt out" of receiving unsolicited commercial email, use the DMA's form at www.e-mps.org.A Dozen Ways to Protect YourselfThe next time you get a "personal" letter or telephone call telling you "it’s your lucky day," the Federal Trade Commission encourages you to remember that: 1.    Legitimate sweepstakes don’t require you to pay or buy something to enter or improve your chances of winning, or to pay "taxes" or "shipping and handling charges" to get your prize. If you have to pay to receive your "prize," it’s not a prize at all.2.    Sponsors of legitimate contests identify themselves prominently; fraudulent promoters are more likely to downplay their identities. Legitimate promoters also provide you with an address or toll-free phone numbers so you can ask that your name be removed from their mailing list.3.    Bona fide offers clearly disclose the terms and conditions of the promotion in plain English, including rules, entry procedures, and usually, the odds of winning.4.    It’s highly unlikely that you’ve won a "big" prize if your notification was mailed by bulk rate. Check the postmark on the envelope or postcard. Also be suspicious of telemarketers who say you’ve won a contest you can’t remember entering.5.    Fraudulent promoters might instruct you to send a check or money order by overnight delivery or courier to enter a contest or claim your "prize." This is a favorite ploy for con artists because it lets them take your money fast, before you realize you’ve been cheated.6.    Disreputable companies sometimes use a variation of an official or nationally recognized name to give you confidence in their offers. Don’t be deceived by these "look-alikes." It’s illegal for a promoter to misrepresent an affiliation with — or an endorsement by — a government agency or other well-known organization.7.    It’s important to read any written solicitation you receive carefully. Pay particularly close attention to the fine print. Remember the old adage that "the devil is in the details."8.    Agreeing to attend a sales meeting just to win an "expensive" prize is likely to subject you to a high-pressure sales pitch.9.    Signing up for a sweepstakes at a public location or event, through a publication or online might subject you to unscrupulous prize promotion tactics. You also might run the risk of having your personal information sold or shared with other marketers who later deluge you with offers and advertising.10.    Some contest promoters use a toll-free "800" number that directs you to dial a pay-per-call "900" number. Charges for calls to "900" numbers may be very high.11.    Disclosing your checking account or credit card account number over the phone in response to a sweepstakes promotion — or for any reason other than to buy the product or service being sold — is a sure-fire way to get scammed in the future.12.    Your local Better Business Bureau and your state or local consumer protection office can help you check out a sweepstakes promoter’s reputation. Be aware, however, that many questionable prize promotion companies don’t stay in one place long enough to establish a track record, and the absence of complaints doesn’t necessarily mean the offer is legitimate. To File a ComplaintConsumers who believe they have been victimized by fraudulent promotional offers also should contact their local postmaster or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service by phone, toll-free, at: 1-888-877-7644; by email at: www.uspsoig.gov; or by mail at: U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Office of Inspector General, Operations Support Group, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60606-6100.If you have a problem with a sweepstakes or prize promotion after participating, and you are unable to resolve the problem directly with the company, contact:     The Direct Marketing Association, ConsumerLine, 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036-3603; phone 202-955-5030; fax 202-955-0085.     The Better Business Bureau where the company is located.     Call for Action, a network of radio and television station hotlines that offer resolution services for consumers. Call 301-657-7490 or write: Call for Action, 5272 River Road, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20816. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
They called my step son's cell phone, refused to identify themselves and really creeped him out. The number is for United Publishers in Atlanta. Their 800 number is 877-931-3237. Ask for the manager named Bill. He'll take you off the list.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
i just got that call, telling me i was entered in a sweepstakes for $5,000. he said his name was justin kennedy and i was going to recieve a $500 grocerie voucher. then the publishers are supposed to call me back and all i had to do is subscribe for a magazine, but when the supervisor(Clayton Davis) called back he was rude and had an attitude when i told him i was uncomfortable with giving my info over the phone. he told me either i was going to subscribe or i wasnt so, i told him to have a nice day. the phone # was 408-845-0403. the second call came from the same number as the first.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
RECEIVED CALL 404 845 0403 CALLED SAID DONNA HUNG UP MY VISA USSA MY IDENTITY WAS STOLEN AND GOT IN MY OTHER CARD MASTER CARD

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
A guy from this same number, 404-845-0403, called me, but didn't say anything about winning money.  He had a low gruff voice, and he knew my first name.  That was disturbing.  He said,  "I've got it.  It's a wrap"  or something like that.  When I asked him who was calling, he didn't answer.  He just repeated the same statement, and I hung up quickly.  Bizarre.  He's called back twice after that, but I didn't answer.  I reported the call to the police.  They found out that it was United Publishers of America, a rip-off operation in Atlanta, GA.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
i did application over phone for ussa i had master card applicatio was for visa from ussa i ha my idenity stolen gave me a name big deal my credit is ruined tried to get good credit not like my past  my visa used fraudently

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
NO NO NO  THIS IS SCAMMMMMM  A FEMALE CALLED AND ASK FOR ME AND SAID  YOU....JUST WON 5000 DOLLAR I SAID OMG YOU MUST BE KIDDING, SHE  SAID WHY?DO YOU NOT BELIEVE  ME AND I SAID  IAM NOT SURE., SHE CALLED ME STUPID HUNG UP ON... ... AND I WAS SOOOOO SHOCKED I CALLED BACK AND THEY DIDNT ANS PHONE... I REMEMBER GETTTING ON LINE  AND FILLING OUT THIS PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKE FOR $5000 DOLLARS.,     AND i just wasnt thinking i i promise thats my last time every putting my name and number out here period... she knew by my voice and deamenor that i wasnt gonna atcept her lies... so she hung up .......... on me            stupid bi***!!!! want be getting my credit card number lol

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
A couple days ago they called me from this number and asked to speak with me.. They told me that I was entered in a 5,000 dollar sweepstake and I had won, they wanted me to give them my CC info for verification!!! Thats crazy!! They just called again now and asked to speak with me again... I asked for a message and he just said.. "Its Mike Bradley, Ill try again later."

404-845-0403

72 Report Long ago Unknown
If you call the number and ask to speak to a manager, they will take you off their phone call list!

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
That is because it is a computer calling you. Once you pick up the phone, the computer logs the information in the system of what time you answered the phone, and of course your number. Then it rolls to a live person to call you back on another day.You will have to call them to get your number removed or, do as I do, and have a call zapper.  hehe  :-)

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
I keep getting dead air when this same # comes through.

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72 Report Long ago Unknown
Caller wanted to inform me I was entered into a drawing for $5000 and they then wanted to know if they could get my visa #...Yeah Right

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