425-320-5194 EVERETT, WA
206-397-5319 SEATTLE, WA
This is a total annoyance especially when they call my work number.It's happened about three times.
these are scams and something needs to be done
If you press buttons, you might get scammed for charges on your phone bill.
I decided to mess with them and give some crazy answers, as well as act like a non-english speaking senile old man when I spoke to a live person.
A week later, I got a call from 1-888-842-2495 telling me I won a cruise. I just had to pay for airfare to florida, as well as US port taxes. Just give my credit card number, and I'm in paradise. Obviously not trustworthy.
The good thing is that they are charged every time someone calls them at a 1-888 number, especially from canada. I've setup my fax machine to constantly auto-dial them all day.
I phoned the RCMP and reported the numbers. Pretty slick !
Capt. Jack Sparrow
The auto-dialer will keep calling you back if you don't submit any answers. You can screw with the system tho, it's just a computer like any other system, and can be taken advantage of.
To avoid being called back, press 1 to start the questions, then spam your 0 key (zero is an invalid response to all questions asked, however the programmer didn't build in the ability for the system to recognize you've entered an invalid response) until it hangs up. Now that you've submitted a response, the auto-dialer will kick your number off and you won't get more calls (at least for awhile)
You may need to repeat these steps if you are getting the same call from different numbers. The companies who run this scam have to relocate often, so your number might end up being recycled.
FYI - DNC lists are only relevant to the country you reside in so if you are in the USA and you register with the DNC, only American companies can't call you.
How these companies know not to call you is by downloading the DNC for the USA and running it against their call database to scrub any numbers.
Where this falls down, is ANY companies outside the USA don't have to follow these rules. So they DL the DNC and use it as a calling list (cheeky eh?)
Don't sign up for DNC, unless you want tons of calls from overseas offering you crap you don't want or need (or will ever receive should you be stupid enough to give your CC # over the ph.)
Keep calling my work #. Don't recognize the number so I don't pick up - they don't leave a message.
Calls to my cell, but nobody ever leaves a voice mail.
I get called at least once a week, I don't even bother to answer.
Called me half a minute ago, at 4:55pm in Toronto.
Me too! ...September 1 2011 1:23pmthanks for sharing your info in such detail
They always call me early in the morning... 9-11 am. Nothing like a fog horn in your face first thing when you wake up.
This would be in the "harassing" category. Those are unwanted phone calls. With unwanted emails, you can block an email address if it bothers you. What can you do about unwanted phone calls? It appears we cannot do much. I was hoping my phone service provider can help me block this number, but it does not appear to be the case. I am NOT going to answer the phone if it calls again.
I answered all the automated questions to get to a live person. Without a hello, I was asked for my name. I asked the guy, firstly I want to know the name of the company I am dealing with. He said: " Answer Solution". I asked to be taken off their calling list. He told me to hold for a moment and I was disconnected.
I've been called 7 or 8 times over the last few months but never answered calls from this number, and they've never left a message. Got a call from another number in another state tho, and they left a message about the Carnival Cruise and survey thing. So annoying.
Calls from this number will not stop. My phone number is on the "Do not call list" but I get one to two calls from this number per DAY. How do I stop this?
You can file a complaint with the National Do Not Call list - they can not have a message only. You must speak with a live person and verbally accept their recorded message... no exceptions!
MJ from Canada
Did not answers
Here are other scam numbers
and now 207-493-2008
I got the call several times from this number. This time, they don't speak at the beginning but talk when I wait for a spell. They even know my daughter's name. They want to speak to my daughter and will call back. This is scaring. I'm in Vancouver, Canada. Are they bad people??????????
Received two calls while I was away.
A girl that used to work for me actually took the offer. She did the whole survey and got to go on the trip. She had to pay her own airfare down to Florida (naturally) It was a time share (of course) and she had to sit through a three hour sales pitch. The "ship" was a piece of junk and nowhere near what anybody in this century would consider a cruise ship. So this isn't exactly a scam just a really annoying bad offer.
received a call from this number last night in canada and it is a recording for a cruise ship company telling you that I won a trip all they need is my credit card. No Thanks.
yeah I fell for it...did the whole survey and then at the end a girl asked for my name and I gave it. What happens now?
This number has been calling me almost every day for weeks! I have called the long distance number back twice now asking to be placed on their 'do not call list' but have yet to have my request honored.
a telemarketer, they finally got me so mad, calling about 7x a week, if you want it to stop check out the donotcall.gov site and register to have your number blocked from telemarketers
this number keeps phoning and I see it on call display. its a computer generated call i believe. Nanaimo, BC,
It appears that this telephone number belongs to a Verizon New England customer. I am currently trying to find an email address to somebody at Verizon - once we find 1 address, we can flood them with complaints & hopefully they will take notice and investigate their customer's abuse of the telephone system.
tired in Vancouver
Calling back (my dime) and pressing 1 to not get calls does not work. Have done a few times over last several weeks and still get a call at least once a day.