206-496-0962
WA, US
F Town Accuardi
F Town Accuardi
2012-09-12 13:41:50
Telemarketer
consumers submitted 208,362 complaints to the FTC regarding unsolicited telephone calls from Pacific Telecom phone numbers between the dates of between June 2012 and August 24, 2012.   Over 25% of all complaints submitted to the FTC during this period were filed against Pacific Telecom phone numbers.
M
M
2012-08-01 18:50:56
Unknown
Just called me. Caller ID now says "WINNER". Let it go to VM...did not leave a message.
The Pres
The Pres
2012-07-26 23:18:11
Unknown
Ontario
no message
I have spent the last 1/2 hour investigating 12 different numbers like this on my call display memory.
7 of them were described on this site as the "survey- you won the cruise" scam.
2 were associated with the MS Society (very persistent for the last 8 days and now have 1 less donor)
Ted
Ted
2012-07-24 00:32:56
Unknown
This number is calling our house we will not answer so the can stop calling any time.  Don't know who it is & don't care.  If they can't show their name then I will not answer.
Bill
Bill
2012-07-19 03:47:25
Unknown
[quote] telephonemanagement.net
toll-free (866) 708-0401
Telephone Management Building
2331 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-6303

* David Nelson is these guys' flak catcher. A woman, Jamie, is his flak catcher. When you talk to them, tell them about the crime or fraud or harm perpetrated on you or your loved ones and disturb their sleep. These people have facilitated so much misery.[quote]

This David Nelson is a bad guy! When I talked to him, he was spouting nothing but lies. He claimed he was an independant contractor, claimed he knew no one named Accuardi. Did not know anyone listed in the company, or who the ceo was. Please call and harass this jerk!! He knows what Telephone Management Corp. is doing and he don't care cause he sits on his a** all day and does nothing.Also here's two other number for tmc: 818-708-0401. 818-842-3663 Ask for Dave.[quote] telephonemanagement.net
toll-free (866) 708-0401
Telephone Management Building
2331 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-6303

* David Nelson is these guys' flak catcher. A woman, Jamie, is his flak catcher. When you talk to them, tell them about the crime or fraud or harm perpetrated on you or your loved ones and disturb their sleep. These people have facilitated so much misery.[quote]

This David Nelson is a bad guy! When I talked to him, he was spouting nothing but lies. He claimed he was an independant contractor, claimed he knew no one named Accuardi. Did not know anyone listed in the company, or who the ceo was. Please call and harass this jerk!! He knows what Telephone Management Corp. is doing and he don't care cause he sits on his a** all day and does nothing.Also here's two other numbers for tmc: 818-708-0401. 818-842-3663 Ask for Dave. 503-226-4444 www. ptswa.com
Bill
Bill
2012-07-19 03:46:19
Unknown
http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com
JD
JD
2012-07-17 22:35:55
Telemarketer
This telephone number belongs to Pacific Telecom Communications Group.  They are a public utility who's business involves facilitating illegal telemarketing calls in apparent violation of 16 C.F.R. §310.3(b) of the Federal Telemarketing Sales Rule.

For more information about the people behind this unsolicited call, go here:  http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com


If you want to stop these unsolicited telemarketing calls, PLEASE send a complaint to Washington State regulators about these illegal calls from Pacific Telecom's phone numbers:

Washington Attorney General Online Complaints:  https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ComplaintForm.aspx

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Online Complaints:  http://www.utc.wa.gov/consumers/Pages/ConsumerComplaintForm.aspx


Contact info for Pacific Telecom Communications Group's legal representative, F Antone Accuardi:
Interlaw@justice.com
legal@pacifictelecommunications.com
Cell:   971-404-4185

Pacific Telecom Communications Group
12228 Venice Blvd. Suite 559
Los Angeles, CA  90066
JD
JD
2012-07-17 15:55:26
Telemarketer
This telephone number belongs to Pacific Telecom Communications Group.  They are a public utility who's business involves facilitating illegal telemarketing calls in violation of 16 C.F.R. §310.3(b) of the Federal Telemarketing Sales Rule.

For more information about the people behind this unsolicited call, go here:  http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com



If you want to stop these unsolicited telemarketing calls, PLEASE send a complaint to Washington State regulators about these illegal calls from Pacific Telecom's phone numbers:

Washington Attorney General Online Complaints:  https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ComplaintForm.aspx

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Online Complaints:  http://www.utc.wa.gov/consumers/Pages/ConsumerComplaintForm.aspx
steven
steven
2012-07-14 18:14:59
Unknown
national do not call registry on google.
irascible
irascible
2012-07-13 21:41:20
Unknown
do-not-call list didn't block them; calls to mobile # costs $
no caller id, voice msg just dead air
CO.40S&W
CO.40S&W
2012-07-13 15:41:50
Unknown
They want your credit card info.
Georgia
Georgia
2012-07-11 23:03:24
Unknown
Keep receiving calls from IND SUR GROUP as is shown on caller ID.  They never leave a message and I will never answer their call.  
Here are other numbers they use as they have shown up on my caller ID from IND SUR GROUP:
206-496-0962
206-496-0953
360-474-3921
360-474-3940
503-457-1350
971-208-9939

All these numbers showed up as IND SUR GROUP on caller ID.   They call my home at least once a day at any given time.  I never give out my number to anyone I don't know personally.
Solan
Solan
2012-07-11 22:41:11
Unknown
I read somewhere else that "temporarily out of service" message or similar messages are fake and that someone is actually on the line and can hear you. They are supposedly commiting some kind of fraud. Never give them any information.

I had the same issue with 1 360 474 3960

I will be reporting these numbers to the CRTC
JD
JD
2012-07-11 16:36:36
Telemarketer
This telephone number belongs to Pacific Telecom Communications Group.  

Send your complaints and removal requests to F Antone Accuardi of Pacific Telecom:
Interlaw@justice.com
legal@pacifictelecommunications.com
Office: 503-223-7747
Cell:   971-404-4185

For more information about the people behind this unsolicited call, go here:  http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com



If you want to stop these unsolicited telemarketing calls, PLEASE send a complaint to Washington State regulators, who allow these people to operate:

Washington Attorney General Online Complaints:  
https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ComplaintForm.aspx

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Online Complaints:  
http://www.utc.wa.gov/consumers/Pages/ConsumerComplaintForm.aspx
Lainie
Lainie
2012-07-10 18:39:20
Unknown
Yet another one of these alleged survey groups that calls and hangs up.  I've reported about 20 of these types of calls and now am keeping a list of the ones that I've gotten and reported.  As if people have time for this nonsense!
Alge
Alge
2012-07-10 17:07:53
Unknown
I noticed that two of my recent spam phone calls came from the same region (Seattle, Wash. and Beaverton, Ore.) Isn't that the area where Microsoft headquarters operates? Curious!
turtle
turtle
2012-07-10 01:31:52
Telemarketer
TWC IS TIME WARNER CABLE.
Mlrwerks
Mlrwerks
2012-07-09 22:49:01
Unknown
CID=IND SUR GROUP
I did not answer the call.
No message was left.
Jeanne
Jeanne
2012-07-09 22:04:31
Unknown
I've been getting these calls for about a month. When I answer it's an automated message asking me to complete a political survey but I hang up in the middle. I'm only 15 and I don't want to waste my time with this scam.
retrrt
retrrt
2012-07-09 13:03:53
Debt Collector
bvbvvvb
Sam
Sam
2012-07-09 02:13:56
Unknown
Changed my 88 yr old mother-in-laws home phone number on the 5Th of July. The 7th she got a call from these jerks. Listed her on No call list for Federal and State the same day we changed it!!! What do you do?
G
G
2012-07-08 22:00:33
Telemarketer
You should be aware that the "Do Not Call List" is available to all telemarketers. It has to be how else are they to know not to call you? What a bonus for scammers. A free list of legit phone numbers of people who will answer the phone. You can pretend to be a political poll because they are exempt from the list as are charities so you can get scammed from fake charities called fund raisers as well. But the people that call you from this number is a company called Independent Survey Group. Their web page is http://www.independentsurveygroup.org/index.aspx. They also have credit card debt scams but their purpose is always the same. Get your credit card number and bill you for something you will never receive in this case a phony trip to nowhere. I'd say take your name of the "Do Not Call List". It is simply a tool for fraudsters and I bet everyone here complaining is on it.
Patricia
Patricia
2012-07-08 14:21:23
Unknown
TAKE ME OFF YOUR CALLING LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joyce
Joyce
2012-07-08 01:24:27
Unknown
I am on the no call list but these people call almost every day and I am sick of it. The caller Id says IND SUR Group and the number is 206-496-0962. They never leave a message.
MCharles
MCharles
2012-07-08 00:52:00
Unknown
Thanks for the realistic and sound advice about how to defeat these scumbags. There is so much bad advice and apathy out there, and suggestions nothing can be done or that the conduct is justified, that it hinders enforcement actions agains these people.

If enough people complain, action will be taken and these scumbags will get the justice they deserve.
MCharles
MCharles
2012-07-08 00:29:56
Unknown
Thank you for your opinion discouraging complaints. One could well suspect you are part of the scam.

Alternatively, are you a lawyer? Do you have the training and experience to form a reasonable opinion? Have you been involved in a case with a survey in violation of the robo-call and telemarketing requirements of the FTC? Even if you have (which your posting suggests otherwise), do not be so quick to think that just because someone comes up with a scheme to avoid the requirements of the DNC, they necessarily can do so without recourse. If your view were correct, every telemarketer would do the same and the DNC law would be meaningless. In short, there is no legal basis for your conclusion.

If enough people complain about the survey action will be taken.
https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx?panel=2

As a demonstration as to how  your opinion is wrong, see the prosecutions in Washington against these scum.

http://www.atg.wa.gov/BlogPost.aspx?id=29592

Consumer alert: Don?t be carried away by ?the Love Boat scam?
A member of our staff recently received an unsolicited ?ROBO? call presented as a political poll. But the political poll was a head-fake. Instead, she was ?given the opportunity? for a two-day cruise to the Grand Bahamas. All she had to do was pay a government port tax of just $59 per person.  And when she asked for written information about the cruise, she was told that the company had none to send out, she had to sign up immediately and provide her credit card information to the caller.

However, this shipwreck of a scam reached the wrong person: Assistant Attorney General Regina Cullen. Regina works in our Labor and Industries Division and in past years led many of our high profile consumer protection cases. Regina immediately thought the pitch sounded suspiciously like a case our office had against National Travel Services and Robin Leach, stretching back to 1999:

Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire and six other states filed suit today against two Florida travel companies, their owners, and ?lifestyles of the rich and famous? pitchman  Robin Leach, alleging they mislead unsuspecting consumers into believing they had won or were entitled to the vacation of their dreams.

The suit alleges the defendants used Leach's ?celebrity endorsement? to convince consumers they had won or were entitled to a luxury Florida vacation and cruise to the Bahamas. Consumers soon found they had won nothing except an opportunity to pay as much as $1,000 for a seven-day Florida vacation and a bonus Bahamas' cruise which was actually a one-day ferry ride and a game of ?Las Vegas style? bingo.

Washington consumers received travel certificates featuring Leach's picture and the message: ?Robin Leach says Pack Your Bags!? As a condition of the trip, the certificates failed to disclose that consumers would be required to attend lengthy timeshare presentations.

?A ?free? cruise, which isn?t really free, will send you sailing on a sea of frustration,? said Washington State Attorney General?s Office Consumer Protection Chief Doug Walsh. ?Add the patent illegality of commercial robo-calling and misrepresentations that it?s a political poll, and you know you won?t be joining Gopher or Capt. Stubing on the Love Boat. But you might be sailing on the Titanic Scam-Liner to financial doom.?

Not a bad turn of phrase?especially for an attorney. But I digress.

Why did the cruise line pitch mask itself as a political poll? After all, it?s not as if everyday consumers sit at home waiting, with bated breath, to be interrupted by such questions.

Walsh reminds that political robo-calls are legal, but the same tactics from businesses are not.  That being said, it wasn?t really a political poll. That means it?s still illegal. Remember that I called this scam a shipwreck? Scammers, while sometimes clever, aren?t always the brightest bulbs.

The moral of the story is simple. Don?t respond to commercial robo-calls?period.

You can protect yourself from these kinds of scams by following a few simple rules:

Always ask for written information.
Never give out credit card numbers or other personal or financial information unless you personally know exactly who you are connected with.
Ask yourself, "Is everything legal here?" Beware if the caller is breaking any law, no matter how trivial it may seem (such as calling before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m.). He or she may be breaking other laws as well.
If you are uncomfortable or annoyed by a caller, ask to be put on the "do not call" list. Once you request this, the company can?t call you again.
-Dan Sytman-

Posted by Public Affairs Unit at 03/21/2012 02:13:06 PM |
Paul
Paul
2012-07-07 22:16:04
Unknown
Thanks for attaching the removal instructions. But when I logged on to their "Contacts" page and tried to file a complaint via their "form", I hit Submit, but was returned an error saying that "there was an error processing my request, try again later". Does this tell you something??????
Paul
Paul
2012-07-07 21:58:38
Unknown
I had the same problem as everyone. I emailed my complaint to the FCC via www.FCCInfo@fcc.gov. The government just acknowledged my email and assigned a case number. Not sure what they will do next. If all of you (victims) complain to the FCC, hope the Commissioner will do something.
sugar
sugar
2012-07-07 21:20:11
Unknown
number came up on display, laid phone down on counter and pressed #key several times. 2 days in a row this number has called. All display shows is number and "unknown".
James
James
2012-07-07 20:48:26
Survey
Political Opinions (aka Independent Survey Group) changed their spoofed number again.  This is a pure scam to phish out your credit card number.

You are paying for a fake cruise, don't bother with them
1-406-532-3728 1-813-666-0952 1-775-996-0239
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