Picked up the call but no one on the other end answered so I hung up the phone.
I got a call today from Tuscaloosa, AL. Did not answer, then looked here for info. Once I read the comments, I blocked the number. Thanks!
When you block the numbers is it through your telephone service or does your phone have a call blocking function. If it's your phone, could you tell me what brand it is. I can't seem to find a telephone with that feature. Thanks
That's all fine and dandy if YOU are not in those area codes (nor are your friends and relatives), but thank you for letting us know about the call blocking from Ooma. :)
This number called here also, and the caller ID said V80915024100127. Hmm... Well, we didn't answer and they didn't leave a message.
spam or porn?
If you DO bother to answer the call and talk to a live person tell them "you wish to be taken off their call list" make a note of who called you and phone number. If they call you again you can call and report that they are harassing you. It is illegal for them to call you again after you ask to be taken off their call list.
That's not how the Established Business Relationship doctrine works. Calling back to tell a boiler room to quit the pestering hardly forms any sort of relationship, though if they want one to continue in a courtroom it's their choice.
Anyway, we're not seeing a sales caller but a commercial fundraiser. These hired call centers are expected to honor an internal no-call list and add any number upon request. Break that order, the FTC declares, and ''the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.''
In a comment from Nov 2012 linked below, find the simple steps I took to rid myself of a major pain boiler room by politely rubbing its face in federal laws. You will note that I never rely on verbal cease-communication demands.
The federal DNC registry would make an overly general source of number leads, pointing to an entire population of citizens who are hostile to cold sales calls. Anyway, a ten digit sequence is hardly a state secret. My Commodore PET (predating the C64!) could churn out a pile of random phone numbers to target if I wanted.
See above for why the calls discussed here are legal until YOU TAKE ACTION to stop them.
Do you have records of all your nuisance calls prior to your registration? You could be seeing a problem due to your concentration on one. Everyone has seen a spike in illegal calls since 2009, and government is not to blame. The laws never changed, but telecomm hardware has. The thieves have adopted cheap VOIP and easy Caller ID spoofing to avoid detection, and therefore are harder to prosecute.
Too bad your eyeballs did not work when you registered. Here is the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site repeatedly invited you to read at that time:
National Do Not Call Registry Q&A
Clearly DNC covers sales calls only. Charity calls are nearly all placed by commercial fundraisers which must add your number to their no-call lists upon demand.
Several calls from this unknown number.
When you call these jerks back, you have just made it okay for them to hound you forever. All they need is that ONE call from you. Then they can claim you have a previous business relationship, because they have you on record as YOU calling THEM. Duh.
Didn't catch his name, when i said that i have a veteran at home that i am taking care of, he hung up on me before i could finish! RUDE. Do not give these people money. FIRST of all. They don't know who you are until you tell them. They don't have any info on your name, address or anything. IF you give an address.....you will probably receive a lot of junk mail from them. What a waste of time that call was. Tell everyone you know NOT to give them a dime and personal info like address. annoying.
Said he was calling for the American Veterans Support Foundation. There is very little substantive information on this group which leads me to believe they are not legitimate.
Jeff Stuart - unsolicited call, second in past couple days, claiming to be from American Veterans association or similar. When I first answered phone, there is dead air, which signifies it is a boiler room call, and the scammer is being advised that the phone has been answered. Then live man's voice picks up phone. Did not wait for full solicitation.
Got a call tonight from this number, research shows it to be a spammer.
If these spammers really get your goat get an Ooma phone machine, uses and internet connection. I found you can block entire area codes with Ooma!! So far I have blacklisted these area codes:
If your phone service allows you to block area codes this is the way to go.
Just called my land line in mass. SPAM SCAM.
Just received a call from this number. One among MANY that I receive. I don't answer any of them, but I do immediately block the numbers on my telephone......I'm now up to 43. How many more can I add to my phone is the big question. Anyway, an even bigger question is why are we all receiving so many telemarketing calls when we are all apparently on the "Do not call list". So, being the skeptic that I am, could it possibly be that every time we register on the "Do not call list" that are numbers are being turned over to, sold by the keeper of the "Do not call list" (lol), or in some way being easily made available to these scam artists. If our national security secrets are so readily exposed, what makes us think our telephone numbers are safe. I never had this problem until I registered my number.
Just received a call from this number 205-409-4915 about 5 minutes after I received a call from 201-345-4659! Rather annoying. No one at the other end!
Someone keeps calling from this number, when I called back to check it out, the message gives the hours they are open and suggest that you call back, no company name of person's name is given, sound pretty fishy to me.
The budget for Do Not Call Registry should be applied to a govt. program that would actually get something done. *(Your laugh for the day) or a down payment on the next exotic vacation for the royals in the white house.
This number keeps calling from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and according to the White Pages Reverse lookup, it has been reported for heavy spam. Have yet to get anything but dead air when I answer the phone so am assuming the call center may be short staffed as people's numbers are cycled through the Robo call program.
This number called again, same number in callerid. But this time it didn't say "Tuscaloosa" like last week. I sure wish they'd give up and stop calling me.
Got a call from this number about 15 minutes ago. No answer, didn't even let the answering machine pick up. That and some more research if it was the American Veterans Foundation really looks like it is the normal American start up....crooked.
That outfit apparently uses UPS postal services for drops. And people think America is not going down the tubes.
this number called let ring like 5 times when I picked up phone who ever on the other end hung up.
Guy named Jeb Stuart calls saying he is calling for a "U.S. Veterans" Organization. I told him I don't give donations over the phone and not to call me again but he hung up mid-sentence. Obviously a scammer.
Called and said hello on my voice mail and then he hung up.
Callerid said "Tuscaloosa AL" so I didn't pick up. Obviously a cold-calling telemarketer. Too bad the DO NOT CALL list doesn't work.
second call today from this nummber - just says out of area. For sure a SPAM call and I am on the DO NOT CALL list - it doesn't work!