I have received so many 'junk' calls in the past couple of months and my phone will only allow to block 30 numbers at a time. I don't know why I'm getting so many calls as I used to get none to perhaps one per week. I just have stopped answering the phone. Any legitimate company will leave a message. If there is no message then the company doesn't really want to speak with me.
In this economy, having a job is a benefit in inself. It is sad that persons working at these companies are just trying to do their job and they are stereotyped by the myriad of scam callers.
It is nice to hear from someone who actually works at one of these telemarketing companies and that some of them are actually legitimate businesses.
I actually work for this company...fireco..its true we r paid employees...but most people dont make but around 10 11 an hr...its a good company doing good things or i wouldnt work there...they do provide funding to numerous fire safty programs..pretty much any fire safty u did in school is their doing..they r not a scam by no means...the telemarketing calls are all recorded and any report of an inappropriate call is reported its reviewed and if the report is correct they r suspended or terminated..no one calls past 9 pm..and every contribution is collected through the mail not over the phone..they also hand out smoke dectoters to peolle who dont have them..they r registered w the nonprofit charitys at the nc solisitors office and r very legit...i think w so many scams going on everyone thinks everything is a scam..it is illegal for fire fighter to call someone and tax money provides them w equipment..fireco collects funds for the safty programs done by firemen..and a number of other things as well..about every charity from unitied way to amnesty international has paid employees...that doesnt mean they arent helping out the greater good
If you ask your local fire dept,They have smoke detectors and would be gladly to install it for you for free.I'm a local volunteer fire fighter in Davidson County.It's funny when they call my house and ask for money and I tell them I'm a volunteer and do your job for free.
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I recieved a call from them today and they were representing the Winston Salem Fire Fighters Association. They informed me that the money they raised went to help the WSFFA distribute coloring books to ALL elementary schools in FORSYTH COUNTY and install smoke detectors to needy houses in ALL of FORSYTH COUNTY. Needless to say this is crap. The WSFFA only takes care of needs inside the City of Winston Salem. Do you think someone from WSFFA would go to Belews Creek and install a smoke detector??? Either the WSFFA or FIRECO needs to stop the lies!
Have received calls from this number before and asked them to take me off their list. Don't know how to get rid of them.
I received a call from FIRECO LLC DBA, the number was 252-458-2590 for the second time this week. They claimed they were calling to collect funds for a certain county in NC and when I declined because I don't reside there they said well don't you want to help your neighbors and laughed, I told them how extremely rude they were being and hung up. They called again today and I was like you already called and we already said No. The caller responded "Oh, that's right you said you didn't live in that county." So I hung up...again. Perhaps their rudeness is an attempt to wear people down. Also because they are calling from out of the area they are fishing for information as to which location they are actually calling, for example when one's area code isn't the usual area code for their county. Don't give it to them. Donate in person and volunteer locally buy the silly raffle tickets and be a member of your own local community.
Charity caller asking for money. I declined (politely) and the caller hung up on me. Not a very effective way to solicit charitable donations.
Caller ID is Fireco LLC DBA It?s a landline in Winston-Salem NC. Its Fireco LLC DBA Professional Firefighters (704) 874-0170, 316 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 Per NC Secretary of State Charitable Licensing Division as of 12/17/2010 Gross receipts=$173,969.35 with charity or sponsor getting $30,308.15 or 17.42%
this number calls me every day at different times and hangs up when my answering machine comes on.
who is this they call and keep hanging up?
I didn't answer, let it go to answering machine and they hung up with no message. Then I called the number several times and got a busy signal.