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Report by Carlos Long ago Unknown
These people left a detailed message on my cell's voice mail as well as the voice mail at my place of employment. The person was very threatening in nature. They did not sound like a lawyer but more like a person that belonged in a bad episode of the Sopranos. He told me that if I did not respond to his messages or pay then within an hour that he would make my life a living hell. They did not want to provide me with any type of information and the calls immediately stopped once I made then aware that the company that I work for is not only tracing the call but forwarding it to the authorities for further actions.
Report by norma Long ago Unknown
I have been receiving the same type of calls .  They have been leaving me several messages that I need to take action before they take me to court.  They had my social security number and said that I owed on a payday loan back in 2011 from cash.net . However when I asked them when the transaction occurred they saidthey couldn't tell me or provide me with a number to contact cash.net.  They wanted me to send them $190 to avoid legal action.  Every time I call back its always the same two male with a thick foreign accent. They identified themselves to me as supervisor robin smith and the other was using last name peterson
Report by brian Long ago Unknown
I have been getting calls all week.  They said i owe them 1500.00And that if i dont pay they will hurt me and my family.
Report by Sandy Cohen Long ago Unknown
Keep receiving calls from these idiots.  They leave a message on my voicemail that if I or my retained attorny of record does not call them the very second I receive this call, all they can do is wish me luck as the situation unfolds around me.  jUST IGNORE, DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY.  This is a well known scam and is all over the internet.   these creeps with thick accents claim that you owe on a payday loan whether you paid it or not.
Report by Jamie Long ago Unknown
I have been away on vacation and returned home to find numerous disturbing voice messages from this phone number - the names left so far are Samul Richard, Chris and Keith Nelson.  I bet none of these names sound familiar as every time I have called them back a different name is given.  They say that their client is American Cash and they're suing me for defaulting on a payday loan which I never took!  They said that the loan was in the amount of US$791.23.  Please everyone help report these guys to the BBB and any other appropriate institutions (Attorney General Office).
Report by Gixxer Long ago Unknown
I received a call from this number at my work phone #, he had an accent and was hard to understand. I asked why he was calling me at work and he yelled at me that it was because I wouldn't answer my cell phone!  He said I had an outstanding loan from Americash Loans, he had the last 4 #'s of my SSN and the name of my bank.  I hung up on him and he called me back at my work # 5 times.  Each of my co-workers yelled at him and hung up on him.  Haven't received a call back so far.
Report by Jonathan Long ago Unknown
I received a phone call from this number today in a voice mail saying good luck contact your attorney we're coming to arrest you Tuesday if we don't receive your payment of $800 in full
Report by NOT SCAMMED Long ago Unknown
Threathening, unprofessional........screaming at me when I asked for specifics of the so call lawsuit, dates and information they allege are fraudulent and bogus....How can I report them and to who?
Report by vera Long ago Unknown
Received a call from someone stating his name as Eddie Jones from some law office of Wilson barely speaking english,when asked of the nature of the call he stated saying contact your lawyer and pay the money for he feels sorry for me.Iwas receiving these calls a year ago then they stopped.I have no clue about any loans.They really need to be investigated and charges brought forth.
Report by dave and diane gray Long ago Unknown
M husband is terminal.. they say he applied for and recieved a loan. harrassing phone calls continously..so I told them they were fraudulant and all calls to my phone were being transferred to Sargent Pici-dily and all calls were being traced....it didnt stop them until they started getting return calls from the.."tracer phone"....apparently everytime they answer they hear a steadily beeping noice every  two seconds..hhhhmmmm...sounding like a phone button being pushed tracing calls within seconds and continually monitoring the line ....hhhmmm...all calls stoppped...I mean that is what Sargent Picci-dilly explained
Report by Mary Long ago Unknown
I have been  scamed  by these  people  that if i didn't  pay  them  75$ that  were going to  press charges  against me  and now i have to  pay 475$  when  they  take  me to  court   but for me to  stop  them from taking  me to  court is to pay  them  75$  and  go  to  wal-mart  and  get a green dot  credit  card.  to  stop  all  legal  charges.
Report by kenneth hernandez Long ago Unknown
that i owe a loan and i need to pay 1000 for a lawyer
Report by craig Long ago Unknown
called me telling me that its very very important that i pay him what he needs. if i dont pay him "i will be very sorry and all he can say is good luck". i have no idea who this person is but they barely speak english and keep harassing me.
Report by Keisha Long ago Unknown
I just got a call telling me that I would b arrested for a loan that I have no idea what they talkin about. I googgled the number and it has alot of people claiming fraud.
Report by Shayla Long ago Unknown
Claims to be an Attorney at Law firm collecting money on a loan I never even applied for. Called back, no one there spokr english nor would tell me details of the loan besides that I owed lmost 1000 dollars and thhey aould PERSONALLY come find me if I did not pay.
Report by being harassed Long ago Unknown
these people are claiming thai i owe  payday loan.   Requested that I send information but have not received anything in the mail

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Kudos to "Sam" for giving the most intelligent and informative posts on this scam. READ, Bookmark and use as needed:http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-631-456-4041/2I have been receiving phone calls from this group since late April / early May of 2010.  There is a good chance that they also attempted to contact me roughly two years ago before I entered into Chapter 7 Bankruptcy protection, as I faintly remember hearing the same script more or less. As others have stated, the callers are difficult to understand.  Generally speaking their command of the English language is quite poor and their accents are hard to follow. At times they will get certain words or phrases mixed up.  It would be funny if it wasn't for the fact that they had:a) Your SSNb) Your home addressc) Your work addressd) Your banking infoe) Names, numbers and potentially the addresses of "references"f) A complete and total lack of ethics and a basic understanding of the FDCPA.  I have personally filed reports with the following agencies, often with limited (if any) success:Local Policemy state's Attorney General's officeFTCFBISecret ServiceGenerally the local police won't be able to help much.  The callers are using a combination of prepaid cell phones and VoIP, making them difficult to trace.  Also at their disposal are various spoofing tactics being implemented to catch people off guard - meaning the number that appears on your Caller ID isn't the number that is calling you for starters.  Without gaining a subpoena for the billing information for the numbers in question, the local police won't be able to get very far.  My state's Attorney General's office couldn't offer much assistance either.  I received a form letter in the mail that my complaint was received and I would be contacted if they needed additional info.  It was more or less the same information I obtained from the FTC.  They each advised me not to give the individuals over the phone any account information or to authorize payment.  That's just common sense, though.I never got anything from the FBI, either.  There is a good chance that since I haven't suffered a monetary loss that my concerns are low on the totem pole.  I hate to say this, but that is truly the case. Unless you were in the hole for a $1,000 (or more) you aren't going to get much more than "sorry to hear about your situation, change your phone number and move on".  I seemed to get some activity from the Secret Service.  I spoke with agent Doug Zloto. (Google him, referencing threads like these plus his name and you'll find his number also)  He seemed to care a bit more than the average person, but after giving him access to my Google Voice account, there has been no further activity from him that I'm aware of.In the meantime I changed the wireless number the fraudsters had access to, they have no direct way to get a hold of me.  (Calls at work have ceased for some reason)  That in turn resulted in my "references" getting phone calls from the crooks.  Here is a word of caution for women that have been getting these calls - don't say anything and just hang up.  The callers are quite abusive towards women callers.  Why?  Possibly the culture.  If they are Indian / Pakistani, women are second class citizens there.  You will be treated like garbage.  This happened to a family member when she was trying her best to be extremely nice over the phone.  The callers currently attempt to reach me through the female family member and an unused Google Voice number that they managed to find of mine.  I keep the Google Voice number open because, well, I can't delete it yet.  So, about every day, 4-5 times a day for the last week, I get voice messages from them.  It's usually just two full messages though - the other calls are broken up with static or they are attempts to read the script until the callers then screw up.  Really, they are that adamant on getting the script 100% that they will hang up mid-sentence and call back 30 seconds later.  At this point it's a stalemate with these people.  1) While they have the lion's share of information on us, they can't really do anything with this information.  Why?  Think about it.If they were to ever take funds out of your account without authorization, it's fraud and worse (for them) it is traceable.  That's why they won't do anything with your information, contrary to threats they make.  The money from your account has to go somewhere, and either your bank or a law enforcement agency can determine where the money was routed.  As a bank customer you are protected - you'd get the stolen money back in your account after 7-10 business days and the bank would be temporarily out the funds deducted from your account while they conducted their investigation.  The bank, along with law enforcement, would track down the fraudsters and apprehend them.  The fraudsters do not want to incur the wrath of a bank, just extort money out of you.  Remember that.    Your authorization would absolve the bank from any and all liability, leaving you holding the bag.  Never give them authorization for anything - for all you know the call is recorded.  2) We have no information on them.Seriously, this has been going on at least since 2008, possibly longer than that based on some accounts. (6 years??? Holy crap!)  You would think someone would have slipped up by now.  Sadly, they haven't.  We can continue to grow our own intel on them and compile lists of aliases and phone numbers used, along with paraphrases of scripts used in order to educate other victims.  I'm actually putting together a site now in the meantime where I'll host audio files and lists of previous numbers used.  800notes.com is great, but no two calls are exactly the same.  It would be nice to have a site dedicated to the scam and how it works. So that's where I am with these calls.  I have suffered no monetary loss, though I have been harassed both at home and at work.  They threaten me with arrest and other "fun" things in order to get me convinced I have to pay them.  My friends and family have been targeted and local and federal law enforcement agencies haven't been able to put a stop to things.  So, it is what it is.  I am out a wireless phone number I had for roughly six years, which is terrible since I was using that line when looking for a new job.  Whenever I'm bored I spoof my number using Google Voice and return the calls.  I've called them the poster children for birth control, etc.  Basically a lot of nasty things that I'm sure the moderators here wouldn't appreciate me repeating - bottom line nothing nice.  I always like to close saying their parents must be real proud knowing their sons weren't man enough to get real jobs.  That usually gets a decent response.  Way I see it - they can't do anything to me. (Despite a threat yesterday that my life would be f'ed up)  They can threaten all they want but my credit is frozen and my bank information has changed.  I've changed the only number they could really access me directly on and I've instructed my employer and family to not answer the calls.  I just call and harass them now when I find a few extra seconds.  What's the worst they can do to me?  Charge me with harassment?  Nope, then they would have to identify themselves.Oh, and don't bother contacting Cashnet USA about the calls.  Their "fraud" department could honestly care less.  Their "investigation" is merely a means of buerocratic CYA.  I would even be surprised at this point if actual law enforcement is involved in any shape, way or form at this time.  There is a good chance that the information these crooks have on us was obtained from Cashnet USA - either from a database leak or from a collector that was once authorized by Cashnet to call on delinquent customers.  The other chance is they have access to Teletrack, and pulled all of our information off of there.http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-646-274-1143/3For at least the last four years, possibly longer, a group has been calling former payday loan applicants advising them that they have defrauded a bank and are now being sued for non-payment of a loan.  The callers will claim to be calling on behalf of an attorney's office (name varies), the Dept. of Law and Investigation, ACS, or other similar combinations below:United Legal Processing DivisionMidline MarketingCrime Monitoring ServicesMonetary Crime DivisionU.S. National Bank Attorney General’s Office (usually in California)American Legal ServicesAffidavit Consolidation Services (ACS)You will be threatened with arrest, a costly trial and possibly worse.  In no shape, way or form can you be arrested for non-payment on a consumer debt.  Do not believe these threats, as they are without merit and cannot be carried out in the manner they allege.  Who are they? In the past when pressed by law enforcement for an address, the callers have provided the following information:David Morgan and AssociatesMorgan & AssociatesMorgan Associates954-727-8481 1155 Northwest 85th Street Wintergarden, Florida  33150 (Address is likely invalid)The collector's MO matches a once legit collections agency called Ellis Crosby & Associates.  Here are some links on them:http://www.budhibbs.com/collectorpages/ellis_crosby_and_associates.htmhttp://www.budhibbs.com/collectorpages/EllisCrosbyJudgment.pdfThey have been previously fined over $1.3 million for various violations.  They have been known to use phone banks in India to make their calls, which more or less coincides with the difficult to understand accent many of us detect when we are contacted.   The last time this group went by any "official" name was back in 2008:Ellis Crosby & Associates / Douglas & Morgan Associates4494 Southside Boulevard Suite #200Jacksonville Florida 32216Phone:  800-928-3536 / (904) 928-3536(Address is likely invalid)There are NUMEROUS consumer alerts out against this group of individuals:Florida:http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/061107/met_176207561.shtmlKansas:  http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/01/ks_debt_collection.htmlColorado:  http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/press/ ... lls_likely_origRhode Island:  http://www.collectionscreditrisk.com/news/rho ... -3002135-1.htmlWest Virginia:http://www.wvago.gov/internetloanscam.cfmMissouri:On July 15th, 2010 a Public Awareness Bulletin was sent out by Missouri Information Analysis Center.  "..received reports from individuals in Ohio and Illinois reference suspicious telephone calls they received. In both instances, the callers are reporting that a voicemail is received from a man, with a Middle Eastern accent, identifying himself as an officer working with the Financial Crimes Unit.  The message indicates that the reason for the call concerns a loan made by the receiver or someone in the receiver's family. The voicemail requests that a return call be made and a telephone number is provided. When a return call is made, the caller is asked to provide personal identifying information such as their date of birth and social security number.Reports indicate that the calls are frequent and persistent and that they even threaten arrest or legal action if information or money is not provided. It appears that the individuals making these calls may have access to some records connecting individuals and their relatives.  Missouri does not have a Financial Crimes Unit and all indications are that this is a fictitious agency. If you receive a similar phone call, please be advised that it is a scam and please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Missouri Information Analysis Center at 866-362-6422."Bottom line:Do not supply the callers with any additional information.  Inform them you have reported them to law enforcement and hang up.  If you haven't already, go ahead and report the calls to local law enforcement, your state's Attorney General and beyond.  Look up the local Secret Service branch's information in your area and get in contact with an agent there.  If you ever applied for a cash advance online, your information is out there.   Possible sources for the breach of your privacy are:* The scammers obtained your information from Teletrack - a reporting agency used by many cash advance lenders to determine their risk lending to you.  The service is able to tell cash advance lenders if you have existing loans with other companies, for example.  Many state laws prohibit borrowers from having more than two cash advances out at the same time. * The scammers created their own fake payday loan application site.  People looking for a cash advance went to the site and applied, thus freely providing the scammers with their information for malicious use at a later time.  * The scammers were able to get into the database(s) of cash advance lenders - probable targets being Sonic Payday and Cashnet USA.   How to protect yourself:* Inform your employer.  You are likely getting calls at home and/or at work, so make sure your employer is aware the calls are part of a scam and to not take them seriously.  Advise the callers that they are no longer allowed to call you at work.  If they continue to call, document the date and time of the calls you received.  Save voice mails left if at all possible.  * Change your number(s).  For some this may not be an option, for others a one-time number change can be done free of charge.Be advised - any references you listed on your payday loan application will be contacted.  Let those people know that this is a scam, and they can disregard. * Use Google Voice.  Google Voice is a great replacement voice mail system for just about any phone number you use.  Messages can be transcribed and voice mail recordings can be saved as mp3 files.  Pro Tip - call the scammers with a Google Voice number before turning off your old phone numbers.  Make sure when you call you identify yourself so they can start up their script.  At any point after they have your information pulled up just hang up.  They will then start religiously calling your Google Voice number.  At this point, you are free to change your regular phone number(s) and enjoy not having these people ever call you again.  (And laugh at the fact these people are basically talking to a brick wall several times a day)The scammers change their numbers frequently.  Law enforcement used to think it was because the callers ran out of minutes on their prepaid wireless accounts or they were shuttered due to fraud, but now they understand it's simply to evade detection by savvy consumers online.  With the proliferation of VoIP, it's even easier for the crooks to stay a couple of steps ahead of law enforcement.  Below is just a sampling of the 30+ numbers that have been used in recent memory.1-201-244-77221-209-349-73821-209-797-22121-212-500-08391-213-256-04081-213-995-30391-281-763-04331-347-289-39021-347-844-68171-347-844-68311-424-354-42701-516-232-89051-516-232-89351-518-212-02191-561-300-80181-561-210-41851-626-200-46461-631-456-40411-646-274-11431-646-810-86351-650-241-46041-707-401-40561-707-633-27891-708-401-05351-716-442-28241-717-862-40801-718-705-86691-760-514-01321-760-563-53841-772-318-49381-850-201-11111-858-777-19771-859-908-22811-866-860-45091-877-226-74881-888-706-74631-888-771-92491-888-785-44791-909-327-4870So can they really do anything to you?It's not a simple yes or no answer.  Logic dictates that, if they really wanted to take you for a ride and drain your bank accounts, they already would have.  So, why haven't they?  Authorization.  Why do you think you are being called so much?  Perhaps it is because they like the sound of your voice?  No, they have to have your authorization to take any form of payment from you, period.  The callers know their audience, and that audience is typically a bunch of people that have applied for payday loans in the past.  Most of those people they call couldn't afford an attorney if they wanted one, and are so used to receiving collections calls that so long as they sound like a real collector, they will likely be perceived as one.Furthermore, they don't even really want to talk to your attorney - that just sounds official and scary enough.  A real attorney would take the callers to task and write them off as two-bit con artists.  The callers need you, in writing, to authorize payment against the fictitious debt they claim you owe.  Go ahead, ask them for proof you owe the debt - more commonly known as verification of debt.  See what they say.  A phone authorization carries very little weight, so if they have something signed by you on file, you are done for - and the callers know that.  That authorization is the only thing these callers are doing by the book, and for good reason.  If they just went all willy nilly and made an ACH debit from your checking account, without your written approval, you could in turn report the transaction as fraudulent to your financial institution.  In about 7-10 business days, you would get the funds returned to your account.  Then the scammers would be up against a bank and their team of lawyers and investigators.  Bottom line:If you haven't paid the callers a dime, don't.  If you planned on paying them to shut them up, just don't.  Remember - you are not being contacted by a legally licensed, ethically owned and operated collector.  Read up on the FDCPA - http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf - and know your rights.PS--The FBI sent out a Press Release on this scam just last week:Extortion Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans Washington, D.C. December 07, 2010  FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691— filed under: Press Release The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received many complaints from victims of payday loan telephone collection scams. Callers claim the victim is delinquent in a payday loan and must repay the loan to avoid legal consequences. The callers purport to be representatives of the FBI, Federal Legislative Department, various law firms, or other legitimate-sounding agencies. They claim to be collecting debts for companies such as United Cash Advance, U.S. Cash Advance, U.S. Cash Net, and other Internet check-cashing services.According to complaints received from the public, the callers have accurate data about victims, including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, employer information, bank account numbers, and the names and telephone numbers of relatives and friends. How the fraudsters obtained the personal information varies, but in some cases victims have reported they completed online applications for other loans or credit cards before the calls started. The fraudsters relentlessly call the victim’s home, cell phone, and place of employment. They refuse to provide any details about the alleged payday loans and become abusive when questioned. The callers have threatened victims with legal actions, arrests, and, in some cases, physical violence if they do not pay. In many cases, the callers harass victims’ relatives, friends, and employers. Some fraudsters have instructed victims to fax a statement agreeing to pay a certain amount, on a specific date, via a pre-paid Visa card. The statement further declares the victim will never dispute the debt. If you receive these calls, do not follow the caller’s instructions. Rather, you should:Notify your banking institutions. Contact the three major credit bureaus and request an alert be put on your file. Contact your local law enforcement agencies if you feel you are in immediate danger. File a complaint at www.IC3.gov. Tips to avoid becoming a victim of this scam:Never give your Social Security number—or personal information of any kind—over the telephone or online unless you initiate the contact. Be suspicious of any e-mail with urgent requests for personal financial information. The e-mail may include upsetting or exciting but false statements to get you to react immediately. Avoid filling out forms in e-mail messages that request personal information. Ensure that your browser is up-to-date and security patches have been applied. Check your bank, credit, and debit card statements regularly to make sure that there are no unauthorized transactions. If anything looks suspicious, contact your bank and all card issuers. When you contact companies, use numbers provided on the back of cards or statements http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/paydayloanscam_120710

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Got to work yesterday and was told I had a message with this phone number. Was told his name was Oscar Ortiz. I got home from work and had a message on my phone and it was this Oscar Ortiz. Clearly he had a foreign accent but not a latin accent like the name would suggest. He spoke slowly like he was reading a script and since I have had several scam calls, it was the exact same message as I have had before. I gather all the info I can find and turn them into my attorney general.

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There is actually a Scam alert message on Cash Advances website telling you not to give them any information and to call the local authorities. I don't know what good that will do, but I'm going to do it. I called the number back left a message that I was calling the state police to report them and that I was getting an attorney. I'm also calling my bank to block any transactions that they might try to take. I told them if they were truly trying to collect a debt for this USA cash for something that I didn't pay, they needed to send me the proof and that I would have lawyer waiting.

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i to just got a call from a mark johnson stating i was going to jail for not paying for payday loans that i did recieve. I was frightened to death, he explained that i was fraudulent and commited a crime and that i was going to jail and was going to be made an example of. I am scared due to the fact i did take out the loans and lost my job shortly after these loans were giving. I ASKED HIM THE AMOUNT I HAD TAKEN OUT AND HE COULDNT TELL ME THE DATE AND INSISTED THAT I WAS GOING TO JAIL. I HOPE SOMEONE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS SCAM, I HAVE ENOUGH WORRY WITHOUT PEOPLE TRYING TO SCAM ME TO.  MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS saralynn83642@yahoo,com if u have any info about how we can STOP this..

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OMG. I received the same call. Two times.  The first one from a guy named Michael Johnson (foreigner) was incredibly rude and told me that I was going to jain and so I  paid, because I had taken out a loan from Cash Advance and I thought I had missed a payment. Now I got another round of calls last night. This time from a Steven (foreigner) told me that they were going to show up at my place of employment and arrest me in front of my co workers and take me to jail. I asked him who this was for and he gave me a name of USA cash. I said I never had a loan through USA cash.  I don't have a lawyer nor can I afford one and I didn't know what to do. They got $800 from me. Can someone help me? Thes people need to be stopped.

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I too received the same type of call last night and the message left was very nasty, which is why I promptly returned the call today.  The Reps that I spoke to were very rude and sarcastic, and refused to give the name and address of the company.  When they did give information, it was very limited, such as, the dollar amount of the loan, theatened arrest, etc.I had to call the number several times just to get that little bit of information.  Fortunately, I do have an attorney, but to take any kind of action, they needed the name and address of the company; which the Rep. refused to give.  At that point, I decided to Google them and the results brought me to this page.There is a solution to this problem, which is to add the Identity Theft Plan to my Prepaid Legal membership.  By the time they call me again, I will have my Identiy Theft Plan in place, so that they can go after them and shut them.  The legal and identity plans work together to resolve these types of issues.  I want these people to pay for their harassment of me and others.For more information on the plans:  215 275-2332

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I just had a call from Keith Nelson same scam I am glad I googled the phone number. I too was unaware of a payday loan allegedly deposited into my account.  No dates were provided for this loan.  Just threats of jail time and a court case to come.

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received same type of call from Mark Johnson(foreigner) threatened with a law suit. They refused to give me the number of the company. I researched "legal associates of California" I could not find any company by that name.

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Same guy that called me and the first time it was Brandon Brown at 573-340-5662 but was the same recording and the same person I spoke to. The background sounds like a call center.

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This man named Mark Johnson( foreigner with a American name) called my cell phone stating that I would be locked up and I will have to go to court on Monday.  When I told him that Monday is a holiday he got upset, telling me to shut up and listen to him and I had to agree that I understood everything that he was saying.  I argued that I had no clue who or what they were referring to.  They were very rude and would not let me speak to a supervisor.  I believe this was some sort of scam.  I called my cell phone company to make them aware that I received this call.  This is very scary.

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oh my gosh! the exact same thing happened to me to a tee!! said his name was danny and thats the first thing i thought when i heard him speaking, he was reading from a script! i became angry with them called them all sorts of names asked for higher ups anything that would legitimately prove that i owed this supposed debt!  They were extremely rude and couldnt seem to get their english phrases correct and kept having to correct themselves! I told one lady that she was lying and she told me to be careful about the words i speak and became very defensive! I asked for the name of the company and when i started to ask other questions i was hung up on and they have not called me since!

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I received a phone call today from a someone named Danny. You call tell number he was reading from a script and a foreigner. He was claiming that a file had been taken out against me for a cash advance. I've never taken out a cash advance. I received a phone a month ago from them saying there going to sue over this so call cash advance. i asked them to send documentation of this loan never received anything. They claim the money was deposited into my account. I've never taken out a cash advance loan nor received any unexplained money in my account. I've looked up the number on several websites and its coming up as a cell number so this evidently someone trying to scam someone out of money.

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They are just trying to scare you. If you do not owe the debt and they are calling the wrong person, let them know. They probably will not listen, but tell them they have the wrong number and refer them to your attorney general office. Next, if you do owe, if you do not pay your payday loan it is not a Criminal Act, it is a Civil Act.

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They called me saying its a time sensitive matter. She had a american name with a indian accent. The call did sound scary with a threat. I will not call back either

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i just got the same call all my info and also saying i was going to jail

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Reporting them is not enough, you need to have some type of legal plan and identity theft plan in place.  When I called the telephone number, I was asked if I had an attorney I said yes.  I asked the Rep if he had heard of Prepaid Legal Services, Inc., he immediately hung up.  I actually had to call them back to get the little bit of infor I had.  I'm so sure he wasn't expecting me to have an attorney.  I really want to shut them down.For more about these plans:  (215) 275-2332

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I too have received the same call twice now with an almost threatening message on my voice mail.They state that they are an attorney.  I returned the call and when I explained to them that I had proof that I never took out a loan, they became very irate and hung up on me stating that they would see me in court. I never took out any payday loan and my bank records will prove this as they even gave me a specific date that i supposedly received the money. They told me that I would be getting a papers today or tomorrow for court on Friday of this week. How do I report them?

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I received a call a few weeks ago telling me I had a claim being filed against me for a cash advance I had never taken. About 5 minutes ago I received the same call from this number regarding the exact same thing. Im so sick of these calls. They have all of my information. Social name address. Honestly it s s scares me that they have all if this. Be on the lookout for this number. If anyone knows of how to report them please let me know.

647-496-4196

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They asked me to look info about Credit Alert on alertservice.ca. But for register there you need to enter your pin... I dont know... I'm not going...

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This call is NOT from TD no matter what they say

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Have received numerous calls from a woman at this number asking to speak with me, referring to me by only my first name. My wife has answered each time and asked to take a message and what the call is about, amd she simply receives an abrupt "NO" followed by a dial tone.

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Had a call from them on call display.  they left no message.  Called back and got, "all circuits are busy now" and a hang-up.  I think they called a couple of years ago or some similar scam.

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Has been calling at least 3 times a day for the last 3 weeks.  Needs to stop

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This person has called my house 5 times already and based on the information above in the comments, I think this number is a scam of some sort as there are people who say it's is from TD to BMO and to things they were speaking of that were fake.

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I got a call from 647-496-4196 at 5:27 PM and confermed my name and turned off the phone. Annoying!

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I just got a call from them. They were selling some TD Canada Trust credit check thing. They had my name and address. They asked for my date of birth to confirm it was me. Apparently they will send me something in the mail. Anywho, I phoned TD and they said that they could never offer the sort of service that the lady was offering me....

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I got a call from them last Friday but I was at work so she told me she would call back another time. She claimed to be from TD Canada trust regarding something along the lines of credit. They called me a few times after but I wasn't able to take their call at the time. I just called back and their message system said they are from this place called trg customers solution, so I just removed my number from their calling system. They also knew my full name as well which really bothers me.

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Called them back.It does seem to be a marketing company. I managed to get my number removed from the system.

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same here same call but nobody at the other end...Ieristel is the carrier of the phone so makes me wonder how come phone busters doesn't go after it that way....it's gettin so bad out there...even my own kids know only my first name.....D'OH !!

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I also got a call from this # 16474964196 at 4:20pm claiming to be BMO. I don't believe him, so I said don't interested.

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I also got a callI dont know yet what is for.

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Got a call, there was no one speaking on the other end so I hung up.When I called back it said "...... are busy now" (I didn't get the first word)

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TRG Marketing .. www.trgcustomersolutions.comI checked the website and it looks very professional

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Got 2 calls in the last 30 minutes claiming to be with TD Canada Trust asking for my wife (had correct name and our phone is in my name)Called it back and said "all circuits are busy" then hung up

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It was a women that called, claiming to be with TD Canada trust , said would call back but hasn't yet.

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got a call saying it's BMO asking for person information

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Got a call 30 min ago. Its TD canada..credit card

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no message left,unable to call back number.

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They asked me to look info about Credit Alert on alertservice.ca. But for register there you need to enter your pin... I dont know... I'm not going...

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This call is NOT from TD no matter what they say

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Have received numerous calls from a woman at this number asking to speak with me, referring to me by only my first name. My wife has answered each time and asked to take a message and what the call is about, amd she simply receives an abrupt "NO" followed by a dial tone.

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Had a call from them on call display.  they left no message.  Called back and got, "all circuits are busy now" and a hang-up.  I think they called a couple of years ago or some similar scam.

647-496-4196

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Has been calling at least 3 times a day for the last 3 weeks.  Needs to stop

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This person has called my house 5 times already and based on the information above in the comments, I think this number is a scam of some sort as there are people who say it's is from TD to BMO and to things they were speaking of that were fake.

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I got a call from 647-496-4196 at 5:27 PM and confermed my name and turned off the phone. Annoying!

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I just got a call from them. They were selling some TD Canada Trust credit check thing. They had my name and address. They asked for my date of birth to confirm it was me. Apparently they will send me something in the mail. Anywho, I phoned TD and they said that they could never offer the sort of service that the lady was offering me....

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I got a call from them last Friday but I was at work so she told me she would call back another time. She claimed to be from TD Canada trust regarding something along the lines of credit. They called me a few times after but I wasn't able to take their call at the time. I just called back and their message system said they are from this place called trg customers solution, so I just removed my number from their calling system. They also knew my full name as well which really bothers me.

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Called them back.It does seem to be a marketing company. I managed to get my number removed from the system.

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same here same call but nobody at the other end...Ieristel is the carrier of the phone so makes me wonder how come phone busters doesn't go after it that way....it's gettin so bad out there...even my own kids know only my first name.....D'OH !!

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I also got a call from this # 16474964196 at 4:20pm claiming to be BMO. I don't believe him, so I said don't interested.

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I also got a callI dont know yet what is for.

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Got a call, there was no one speaking on the other end so I hung up.When I called back it said "...... are busy now" (I didn't get the first word)

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TRG Marketing .. www.trgcustomersolutions.comI checked the website and it looks very professional

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Got 2 calls in the last 30 minutes claiming to be with TD Canada Trust asking for my wife (had correct name and our phone is in my name)Called it back and said "all circuits are busy" then hung up

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It was a women that called, claiming to be with TD Canada trust , said would call back but hasn't yet.

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got a call saying it's BMO asking for person information

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Got a call 30 min ago. Its TD canada..credit card

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no message left,unable to call back number.

407-816-9775

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do not know company name. Just saw this number and no message

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Got one also in North NJ.  I do have accredo medco but they never hid identity before.

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OH boy I don't know what's going on. I put our numbers in the DO NOT CALL LIST and I think that is where these Nuisance calls come from. I get them about 3 -4 times a day. This is an new one I keep adding these darned numbers to my BLACK LIST but I think they get new numbers every so often. This and a 816 number are calling now. I answer and no one is there it is just a dead silence. I don't understand who is giving out these numbers. I never put my numbers in anything but the Dr offices and important things like that.. GEEZZZ Can someone PLEASE STOP THESE CALLS!!!!! Sorry to yell but for gosh sake someone has got to put a stop to this.

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I also get calls from Accredo/ Medco.  When I am not here they have always left a message.  Whoever or whatever Ivan Smith is, it is not part of that company, no matter what other people may have written here.

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My husband is on an orphan drug which we get through Accredo.  They call every month to confirm shipment.  However, it always says "Accredo Medco."  Yes, even when it's the computer placing the call and turning it over to a representative.  I've never had the *no answer* or *hang ups* that happen  with the Ivan Smith name.

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It is Acredo/Medco so you probably have a prescription ready to be refilled. The computer calls you automatically then an operator jumps on if you pick up. So the computer does not receive incoming calls. Answer it next time and you will see that they want to remind you of a refill. lol They can make it display what ever name on caller ID they want.

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Yep, me too... this number calls everyday... the Ivan Smith junk haunts others too I see

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I have received 4 calls in two weeks, and they just say Orlando, FL.I mistakenly answered one because I was in the middle of something, and it was just silence.What the heck?   I am calling ATT about it.

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"Ivan Smith" keeps calling...

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this site was helpful.  i recieved a call from this number when i was away from my cell phone.  and like everyone else -- no message.

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Just received a call.  It says *Ivan Smith.*  FCC list is a joke!  I've had more of these sale/scam calls in the last two years than ever before.  Caring for sick husband so calls are very disturbing.  Wish I could strangle them all!

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Who is making this call?

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calls my cell phone at least 2x daily...  I called it back and it has a recording "out of service, not accepting any incoming calls"I am on the DO NOT CALL list which is a joke.  The FCC does not enforce the list and the scammers and telemarketers know this.  If Obama and Boener want to save $$$ disband the FCC along with their employees, furniture, bulding, etc.  It is an excellnet place to start saving tax payer $$

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Missed a call from "Ivan Smith".  No message.

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I just received the second call from this number as well. No message when I didn't answer the first time, then no one answering when my husband picked up the second time. Same number, Caller ID says Ivan Smith.

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calls my cell phone EVERY DAY twice each day... cell phone rings twice then silence.  I have not answered my cell phone because I do not know the caller...

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Received at least 2 of these calls in the past 2 days . When you answer nobody's there.Name on caller I D is Ivan Smith. Whoever it is they are very rude!!!!!

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Call every day, at least twice. There is silence, then a click sound, then more silence. I keep saying "Ivan Smith, are you there", but there is never a reply. Obnoxious! I believe it is a scam- one that involves an offer to switch electricity due to state wide deregulation of utilities here in NJ. Have received a lot of calls with these offers within the last year; however, most come from WA state.

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Sorry, forgot to add -- My caller ID labeled caller as 'SMITH IVAN.' Sadly, in today's world, hope it's just a rude person or perhaps a mistaken elderly or confused one rather than a jerk doing so intentionally.

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I also got a call from this # without a message. I was on the other line and clicked over to silence followed by a hang up after my repeated 'hellos.'

214-283-1316

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thanks, Roe.  This was helpful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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do not know company name. Just saw this number and no message

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Got one also in North NJ.  I do have accredo medco but they never hid identity before.

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OH boy I don't know what's going on. I put our numbers in the DO NOT CALL LIST and I think that is where these Nuisance calls come from. I get them about 3 -4 times a day. This is an new one I keep adding these darned numbers to my BLACK LIST but I think they get new numbers every so often. This and a 816 number are calling now. I answer and no one is there it is just a dead silence. I don't understand who is giving out these numbers. I never put my numbers in anything but the Dr offices and important things like that.. GEEZZZ Can someone PLEASE STOP THESE CALLS!!!!! Sorry to yell but for gosh sake someone has got to put a stop to this.

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I also get calls from Accredo/ Medco.  When I am not here they have always left a message.  Whoever or whatever Ivan Smith is, it is not part of that company, no matter what other people may have written here.

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My husband is on an orphan drug which we get through Accredo.  They call every month to confirm shipment.  However, it always says "Accredo Medco."  Yes, even when it's the computer placing the call and turning it over to a representative.  I've never had the *no answer* or *hang ups* that happen  with the Ivan Smith name.

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It is Acredo/Medco so you probably have a prescription ready to be refilled. The computer calls you automatically then an operator jumps on if you pick up. So the computer does not receive incoming calls. Answer it next time and you will see that they want to remind you of a refill. lol They can make it display what ever name on caller ID they want.

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Yep, me too... this number calls everyday... the Ivan Smith junk haunts others too I see

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I have received 4 calls in two weeks, and they just say Orlando, FL.I mistakenly answered one because I was in the middle of something, and it was just silence.What the heck?   I am calling ATT about it.

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"Ivan Smith" keeps calling...

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this site was helpful.  i recieved a call from this number when i was away from my cell phone.  and like everyone else -- no message.

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Just received a call.  It says *Ivan Smith.*  FCC list is a joke!  I've had more of these sale/scam calls in the last two years than ever before.  Caring for sick husband so calls are very disturbing.  Wish I could strangle them all!

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Who is making this call?

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calls my cell phone at least 2x daily...  I called it back and it has a recording "out of service, not accepting any incoming calls"I am on the DO NOT CALL list which is a joke.  The FCC does not enforce the list and the scammers and telemarketers know this.  If Obama and Boener want to save $$$ disband the FCC along with their employees, furniture, bulding, etc.  It is an excellnet place to start saving tax payer $$

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Missed a call from "Ivan Smith".  No message.

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I just received the second call from this number as well. No message when I didn't answer the first time, then no one answering when my husband picked up the second time. Same number, Caller ID says Ivan Smith.

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calls my cell phone EVERY DAY twice each day... cell phone rings twice then silence.  I have not answered my cell phone because I do not know the caller...

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Received at least 2 of these calls in the past 2 days . When you answer nobody's there.Name on caller I D is Ivan Smith. Whoever it is they are very rude!!!!!

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Call every day, at least twice. There is silence, then a click sound, then more silence. I keep saying "Ivan Smith, are you there", but there is never a reply. Obnoxious! I believe it is a scam- one that involves an offer to switch electricity due to state wide deregulation of utilities here in NJ. Have received a lot of calls with these offers within the last year; however, most come from WA state.

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Sorry, forgot to add -- My caller ID labeled caller as 'SMITH IVAN.' Sadly, in today's world, hope it's just a rude person or perhaps a mistaken elderly or confused one rather than a jerk doing so intentionally.

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I also got a call from this # without a message. I was on the other line and clicked over to silence followed by a hang up after my repeated 'hellos.'

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do not know company name. Just saw this number and no message

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Got one also in North NJ.  I do have accredo medco but they never hid identity before.

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OH boy I don't know what's going on. I put our numbers in the DO NOT CALL LIST and I think that is where these Nuisance calls come from. I get them about 3 -4 times a day. This is an new one I keep adding these darned numbers to my BLACK LIST but I think they get new numbers every so often. This and a 816 number are calling now. I answer and no one is there it is just a dead silence. I don't understand who is giving out these numbers. I never put my numbers in anything but the Dr offices and important things like that.. GEEZZZ Can someone PLEASE STOP THESE CALLS!!!!! Sorry to yell but for gosh sake someone has got to put a stop to this.

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I also get calls from Accredo/ Medco.  When I am not here they have always left a message.  Whoever or whatever Ivan Smith is, it is not part of that company, no matter what other people may have written here.

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My husband is on an orphan drug which we get through Accredo.  They call every month to confirm shipment.  However, it always says "Accredo Medco."  Yes, even when it's the computer placing the call and turning it over to a representative.  I've never had the *no answer* or *hang ups* that happen  with the Ivan Smith name.

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It is Acredo/Medco so you probably have a prescription ready to be refilled. The computer calls you automatically then an operator jumps on if you pick up. So the computer does not receive incoming calls. Answer it next time and you will see that they want to remind you of a refill. lol They can make it display what ever name on caller ID they want.

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Yep, me too... this number calls everyday... the Ivan Smith junk haunts others too I see

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I have received 4 calls in two weeks, and they just say Orlando, FL.I mistakenly answered one because I was in the middle of something, and it was just silence.What the heck?   I am calling ATT about it.

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"Ivan Smith" keeps calling...

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this site was helpful.  i recieved a call from this number when i was away from my cell phone.  and like everyone else -- no message.

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Just received a call.  It says *Ivan Smith.*  FCC list is a joke!  I've had more of these sale/scam calls in the last two years than ever before.  Caring for sick husband so calls are very disturbing.  Wish I could strangle them all!

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Who is making this call?

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calls my cell phone at least 2x daily...  I called it back and it has a recording "out of service, not accepting any incoming calls"I am on the DO NOT CALL list which is a joke.  The FCC does not enforce the list and the scammers and telemarketers know this.  If Obama and Boener want to save $$$ disband the FCC along with their employees, furniture, bulding, etc.  It is an excellnet place to start saving tax payer $$

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Missed a call from "Ivan Smith".  No message.

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I just received the second call from this number as well. No message when I didn't answer the first time, then no one answering when my husband picked up the second time. Same number, Caller ID says Ivan Smith.

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calls my cell phone EVERY DAY twice each day... cell phone rings twice then silence.  I have not answered my cell phone because I do not know the caller...

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Received at least 2 of these calls in the past 2 days . When you answer nobody's there.Name on caller I D is Ivan Smith. Whoever it is they are very rude!!!!!

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Call every day, at least twice. There is silence, then a click sound, then more silence. I keep saying "Ivan Smith, are you there", but there is never a reply. Obnoxious! I believe it is a scam- one that involves an offer to switch electricity due to state wide deregulation of utilities here in NJ. Have received a lot of calls with these offers within the last year; however, most come from WA state.

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Sorry, forgot to add -- My caller ID labeled caller as 'SMITH IVAN.' Sadly, in today's world, hope it's just a rude person or perhaps a mistaken elderly or confused one rather than a jerk doing so intentionally.

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I also got a call from this # without a message. I was on the other line and clicked over to silence followed by a hang up after my repeated 'hellos.'

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I am getting ton's of spam text messages from this "party Promoter"  I don't know how I got on his list, but I want to stop getting the texts.

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I'm getting these texts from this number too..about a Hollywood style party with celebs and that I'm on the guest list.  I call the number and it's just an answering machine.  I've been getting them for like a year ...it's so annoying at 2 am in the morning. Anyone know how we can get rid of this spammer once and for all?  I blocked the number for now but geez what a pain.

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Not a call. I get texts all the time from some stupid spammer named "TK". He sends multiple texts telling "Boo" about this "dope party" with movie stars and rappers and where "drinks are on me". He says not to "flake out on me. xoxo TK". F a g g o t spammer.

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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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do not know company name. Just saw this number and no message

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Got one also in North NJ.  I do have accredo medco but they never hid identity before.

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OH boy I don't know what's going on. I put our numbers in the DO NOT CALL LIST and I think that is where these Nuisance calls come from. I get them about 3 -4 times a day. This is an new one I keep adding these darned numbers to my BLACK LIST but I think they get new numbers every so often. This and a 816 number are calling now. I answer and no one is there it is just a dead silence. I don't understand who is giving out these numbers. I never put my numbers in anything but the Dr offices and important things like that.. GEEZZZ Can someone PLEASE STOP THESE CALLS!!!!! Sorry to yell but for gosh sake someone has got to put a stop to this.

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I also get calls from Accredo/ Medco.  When I am not here they have always left a message.  Whoever or whatever Ivan Smith is, it is not part of that company, no matter what other people may have written here.

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My husband is on an orphan drug which we get through Accredo.  They call every month to confirm shipment.  However, it always says "Accredo Medco."  Yes, even when it's the computer placing the call and turning it over to a representative.  I've never had the *no answer* or *hang ups* that happen  with the Ivan Smith name.

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It is Acredo/Medco so you probably have a prescription ready to be refilled. The computer calls you automatically then an operator jumps on if you pick up. So the computer does not receive incoming calls. Answer it next time and you will see that they want to remind you of a refill. lol They can make it display what ever name on caller ID they want.

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Yep, me too... this number calls everyday... the Ivan Smith junk haunts others too I see

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I have received 4 calls in two weeks, and they just say Orlando, FL.I mistakenly answered one because I was in the middle of something, and it was just silence.What the heck?   I am calling ATT about it.

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"Ivan Smith" keeps calling...

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this site was helpful.  i recieved a call from this number when i was away from my cell phone.  and like everyone else -- no message.

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Just received a call.  It says *Ivan Smith.*  FCC list is a joke!  I've had more of these sale/scam calls in the last two years than ever before.  Caring for sick husband so calls are very disturbing.  Wish I could strangle them all!

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Who is making this call?

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calls my cell phone at least 2x daily...  I called it back and it has a recording "out of service, not accepting any incoming calls"I am on the DO NOT CALL list which is a joke.  The FCC does not enforce the list and the scammers and telemarketers know this.  If Obama and Boener want to save $$$ disband the FCC along with their employees, furniture, bulding, etc.  It is an excellnet place to start saving tax payer $$

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Missed a call from "Ivan Smith".  No message.

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I just received the second call from this number as well. No message when I didn't answer the first time, then no one answering when my husband picked up the second time. Same number, Caller ID says Ivan Smith.

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calls my cell phone EVERY DAY twice each day... cell phone rings twice then silence.  I have not answered my cell phone because I do not know the caller...

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Received at least 2 of these calls in the past 2 days . When you answer nobody's there.Name on caller I D is Ivan Smith. Whoever it is they are very rude!!!!!

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Call every day, at least twice. There is silence, then a click sound, then more silence. I keep saying "Ivan Smith, are you there", but there is never a reply. Obnoxious! I believe it is a scam- one that involves an offer to switch electricity due to state wide deregulation of utilities here in NJ. Have received a lot of calls with these offers within the last year; however, most come from WA state.

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Sorry, forgot to add -- My caller ID labeled caller as 'SMITH IVAN.' Sadly, in today's world, hope it's just a rude person or perhaps a mistaken elderly or confused one rather than a jerk doing so intentionally.

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I also got a call from this # without a message. I was on the other line and clicked over to silence followed by a hang up after my repeated 'hellos.'

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caller claims to be with the IRS and that i am going to get 500 a month for the next 3 months because i over paid my taxes.

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Received a call from 254-230-1550. Do you know who this is?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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only trashy people do that kind of work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Thank you I just got one tonight and it is from Plano TX great being bothered again

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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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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Called my cell phone tonight.  Since I did not know the number and do not know anyone in the 541 area code, I did not answer.  Now that Canada has the national Do Not Call registry, I guess I'll have to fend off calls from the US.  Sheesh!

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I didn't pick up but called back. It was a travel service and I selected option 1, which was to have my number removed from their listing.

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

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
What questions did they ask?

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

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

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

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456 Report Long ago Unknown
Hang up!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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456 Report Long ago Unknown
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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