These hypocrites have been in near constant violation of the law and have been sued many times. I think all it does is make them violate "man's law" even more to pay off the fines and line the bank accounts of their owners.
The concept of "money changers" comes to mind.
Pamela M. -Stalked in Washington
Another number they use is 312-878-5555. I read the fine line legal blurb on their site. Basically, it says that since they do not SELL or TRADE their information, it is proprietary to them. So they own the rights to possessing that information, including following the number if it gets changed.
I know this from 20 years experience with them (Feature Films for Families). The number they first found me at was my very first cell phone in Ohio. I have been getting calls from them ever since. My son who was just a young child then (why I bought the 1 and only video) is now 26.
They have told me they'll put me on their Do Not Call List, but it doesn't exist. They still stalk me every chance they get. I used to be nice, finding ways to say I couldn't talk or couldn't support them at this time, etc. Now, I relish the chance if I get caught answering to tell them EXACTLY how I feel. Mature? Probably not, but I'm beyond fed up with them.
"Unfortunately, since they don't sell their information, they basically own it and can use it for as long as they want. "
Actually, if you tell them to add your number to their DNC list, and they still call you, they are now in direct violation of the federal DNC.
"My number is on the National Do Not Call Registry. After I bought something from a company, a telemarketer representing that organization called me. Is this a violation?
No. By purchasing something from the company, you established a business relationship with the company. As a result, even if you put your number on the National Do Not Call Registry, that company may call you for up to 18 months after your last purchase or delivery from it, or your last payment to it, unless you ask the company not to call again. In that case, the company must honor your request not to call. If they subsequently call you again, they may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000 .
An established business relationship with a company also will be created if you make an inquiry to the company, or submit an application to it. This kind of established business relationship exists for three months after the inquiry or application. During this time, the company can call you.
If you make a specific request to that company not to call you, however, then the company may not call you, even if you have an established business relationship with that company. You should keep a record of the date you make the request."
Pamela M.-Stalked in WA
I made the mistake YEARS ago of buying one of their films. Thought what the heck, it's just one video. Ever since then, even when I've changed addresses and phone numbers, they've found me. Every attempt I've made to be nice but being clear that I'm NO longer interested, they continue and continue and continue to call me. So, I've had to stop being nice. They simply don't care. They call and if not thinking I just answer without checking caller ID, they immediately launch into the same spiel of how great I've been in supporting them in the past. I bought 1 video........ 20 years ago!
Unfortunately, since they don't sell their information, they basically own it and can use it for as long as they want. They say they'll put me on the Do Not Call List-(doesn't exist)but they still show up on my missed calls. Which unfortunately means they'll be stalking me forever.
I started getting calls from a 208 number, looked it up and found out it was some family film outfit. Since I live in 208 area code, one time I answered by mistake and they asked for someone I do not know. I told the guy this wasn't her number and he wouldn't stop talking. He told me to tell her to call. I said many times that I didn't know the person he was calling for. Then he started to try to sell me on the company. I told him to stop calling and leave me alone. Since then I get a call from some number related to this family film deal every couple of days, at least, sometimes several times a day. I'm not interested in family videos and I wish they would just leave me alone.
Have asked and asked for these people to stop calling.. They do not understand " DO NOT CALL ", am really fed up with them
They called her this morning asking for Michael. When I told them it was the wrong number, they asked for another first name. This went on through six first names until I finally asked them what was wrong with them that they wouldn't listen when I told them it was a wrong number and hung up on them. Unbelievable!
I asked them not to call, as we have had our hours cut since December and just can't afford any extras and she says she is sorry and will not to call back in 6 months. I have had 3 more calls from this this week. They are great films, but harassment will run one away quickly!
I am on a do not call list and this is the type of call I don't want and being a cell phone how do they get m y number anyway
I just wanted to be sure you knew you had to re-list your number in order to keep it on the "Do Not Call List". Also, if you answer the phone, and tell them not to call for 6 months they won't. They are a respectful company. I've been buying videos from them for 15 years, and they call me 2-3 times a year or once a year when I request it of them.
We too receive numerous calls from these morons. We will NEVER buy anything from these people. We should go on facebook & pass the word that no one should buy anything from this company.
As far as I can tell, there is no connection between this organization (Feature Films for Families) and Focus on the Family (founded by James Dobson, but he retired in 2009). Not that I have any fondness for either organization, but there is no connection between them.
I bought a couple of films 15-20 years ago from them, and they would call maybe once a year to see if we wanted to order anything else. That's fine with me. But we haven't bought anything in at least 12 years. Suddenly about October 2011 they started calling 3 to 5 times a week, and occasionally 2-3 times a day, from a wide variety of numbers but most of them included some form of "Feature Films" or "FFFF" in the CLID. We didn't answer, they never left a message. Finally I answered and told them to stop calling, the agent hung up on me. A few days later, they called (from 304-205-0380, FFF Cust Serv) and I really chewed them out. They apologized and said they would stop calling. Tonight I got a call from this number, from a "quality control agent" who noted my request and asked if they had done something to cause the request. I explained that they had called about 50 times in the past three months, and I was tired of it. He again apologized and said I would be permanently removed from their list. He said they would review my file and see why they had called so much.
We will see.
This company, Feature Films, has called me 3 times within one week, using different phone numbers.. name appears as "Family Feature.." ; FFF and "Feature Films" .
I told them 'years ago' to stop calling; I hate the high pressure tactics AND I don't watch movies. AND I can't afford them... (Then, I was highly pressured to give REASONS why for all my reasons... UGH!)
I had a few years without calls.. now this!
I am on the NO CALL list.... I would LOVE to hear they 'got in trouble' for bugging people.
"NO" means "NO!"
They called from this number, as well as from the area code 205 number, not leaving a message either time. When I called them back, they said they were looking for someone named "JoAnne". There's never been anyone here by that name, and I told them that, and also to stop calling. Hopefully they will listen.
I fully agree, they are "... very high pressure... "
I have told them at least 3 times to NOT CALL! But here they are again.
I agree with you. thanks for writing.
I received a call from this company... NOT HAPPY! I have lost track of how many times I have told them to NOT CALL ME!!!!!!!
WAKE UP!!! STOP IT!
focus on the family is a cult where it's leadership, dobson, takes advantage of those who want to pay his expensive bills while he plays politics and prays away the Gay. the videos are good but i wont support his abuse.
I got a call from 312 878 5555 at 6.21 pm CST and when I picked up (rarely I do) the female voice asked "hey Aguilar there"? I just hung up..
We receive a daily call from this company. Our kids are grown and we no longer want their movies.
Tracy L. Silveira
I do like this company. Years ago, I bought some really good family films. However, I never have called them from my cell. . .and didn't have this number when I did order from them. How in the heck did they get my cell number? And why are they calling me to solicit business on it? This is the third time, so I am annoyed. I have tried telling them not to call me. They are very high pressure and I don't appreciate it. Just tired of the solicitation. BACK OFF ALREADY!
Darrell, Dallas Texas
Feature Films is in Murray, Utah. Spoke to them and they deny these calls as being theirs or having sister locations in Illinois.
From the looks of the posts, WHOEVER THEY ARE, they need to be prosecuted. We re-registered our numbers, made copies and will be seeking local law enforcement prosecution if this keeps on beyond the "31 days" required by the "Natl. DNC Registry".
312-878-5555 - This number is registered to:
Spinal Therapeutics 2320 W Lawrence Ave Chicago IL 60625
What's up with that???
Please have them stop calling my cell. It costs me minutes!!
phone calls unwanted from this number.
What part of DO NOT CALL do you not understand. I am not interested in whatever scam these people are pulling. If this is a legitimate company, I am certainly not interested in buying whatever crap they are selling. And, I can also guarantee that continuous phone calls will cement my resolve to NEVER purchase ANY of your products!!!
Stop calling me ... we're not friends and I ain't buyin whatever your selling!
they keep calling, even after being asked to stop. make them go AWAY!!!
i ordered 3 movies from future films about 5-6 yrs ago and the last part of last year they started calling again and i told them i did not have any money to buy anymore maybe after the first of the year, well let me tell you what, i get calls from them all day, the last one is at 6:16 p.m. not just this number but 3 other numbers also. at first i told them i can't right now then it became another number then another i have them marked on my phone as future films, do not answer,and then 2 i recognize so i just quit answering all together then last night my kid answered the phone and she hands it to me and the guy says is this sherry? i said yes he hangs up on me, i have no clue if that was "one of them" or not the number was blocked if it was then make that 5 numbers, and they don't take i'm busy right now i just have to hang up. thank you for letting me vent. Sherry....the other numbers are...1-205-776-6046, 1-856-295-5532, and 1-317-252-0175, i hope this helps to make them stop calling, thanks again.