These people called and told me my credit card was being shut off and tried to scare me into buying credit protection
ROBOTIC CALLS. SOLICITING. THEY'RE CROOKS!
Arkansas sues robocallers:
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/aug/0 ... arketing-firms/
Missouri sues robocallers:
http://www.legalnewsline.com/news/236974-kost ... nies-over-calls
Proof that current laws mean nothing to these scum suckers, same companies that have been sued in the past:
Write our Congress and Senate. We need CRIMINAL penalties against the companies that are profiting from these calls. Follow the money, slap them in jail, no one left to outsource to overseas boiler rooms, problem solved.
Since they are operating across borders it should become a federal felony and should be handled by the FBI under the RICO A
How it works:
We need CRIMINAL penalties against the companies that are profiting from these calls. Follow the money, slap them in jail, no one left to outsource to overseas boiler rooms, problem solved.
Since they are operating across borders it should become a federal felony and should be handled by the FBI under the RICO Act.
These calls are coming from call centers in Costa Rica and India and they are using spoofed (false)
numbers, which in itself is illegal. They do cold calling for or sell the leads to numerous companies in
this country and they know that what they are doing is illegal. Tomorrow this same number may be selling Cruises, Timeshares or Security Systems but if you follow the money it usually ends up in the hands of an American LLC. Keep complaining to the FTC and FCC, and start bugging our politicians to pass laws to make it punishable in criminal court instead of handing out fines that they don't pay. Another course of action is to contact phone companies to find out why they won't block spoofed numbers. With today's technology that should be an easy thing to do, unless they are somehow profiting from the use of their systems.
Robocalls are illegal unless you have given them prior permission in writing (not worded into some small
print contract from a 3rd party) and are absolutely illegal to a cell phone. The Telephone Consumer
Protection Act permits individuals who have received certain unlawful telemarketing, such as junk faxes
or telemarketing calls, to sue the violator in state courts where they may be awarded up to $1500 for
People should continually file complaints with their Attorney Generals office and also file with:
If enough people keep complaining then maybe something will get done.
The FTC has already taken action against some of them however they just pay a small fine and are back at the same scam the next day:
I will say it again, we need CRIMINAL penalties against the companies that are profiting from these
calls. Follow the money, slap them in jail, no one left to outsource to overseas boiler rooms, problem
solved. Since they are operating across borders it should become a federal felony and should be handled by the FBI under the RICO Act.
This telephone number belongs to Pacific Telecom Communications Group. They are a public utility who's business involves facilitating telemarketing calls, a possible 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:
Pacific Telecom Communications Group
12228 Venice Blvd. Suite 559
Los Angeles, CA 90066
This company is breaking the law since my number is the very reason that I went on the do not call list. They offer to lower your interest rate, but all they really want is your personal information. Please take the time to report them to the FTC. They need to be shut down and I am sick of their robocalls.
The problem about blocking numbers is that I received 10 calls for about the same thing from 10 different numbers. Thanks for the info, I will block my 5 numbers.
Copy this information and keep it with you on a card or something and use it each and evrytime you are called.
NUMBER ON YOUR CALLER ID
ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND JOT DOWN THE REPLY:
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
WHAT IS THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE COMPANY YOU REPRESENT?
DO YOU WORK FOR THIS COMPANY OR DO YOU WORK FOR A TELEMARKETING FIRM?
WHAT IS THE COMPANY PHONE NUMBER?
THEN STATE THE FOLLOWING: PLEASE PUT MY NUMBER ON YOUR DO NOT CALL LIST AND SEND ME A COPY OF YOUE DO NOT CALL POLICY.
There will be a slim chance they will ever call you back. And if they do send the company a demand letter and tell them if they don't stop calling you will take them to court for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) 47 U.S.C. - 227.
If you receive more calls get ready to start collecting money.
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Am registered on State and Federal Do Not Call Lists for home and cell phones. Have blocked numbers from 360-529- . . . . on home block, Charter Block, cell block, Verizon Block, and pushed #2. Makes no difference. Robo-call just uses next number down the line. No, I do not answer. Friend keeps labeling number on her cell as S--- and sets it up to go immediately to message. Which stops the ring and causes a disconnect. That will only work until Robo changes a digit.
Ahh if only these creative minds put their talents to solving crime, poverty, or poor education . . .
i keep geting random calls!!!!! from this guy and more!
Thanks for the info on the CPA.. Sounds like a good plan..
Received 6+ calls from this number. As usual, I don't answer unless I recognize the number. If it's important, they can leave a message. That being said, it is annoying when they call every few hours.
will reporting this make it easier for someone to do something about this? I just can't believe how often they call my cell phone, and I've never answered!
CONSTANT CALS FOR DEAD AIR, WASTES MY PREPAID MINUTES, MONEY AND TIME. IF I CALL BACK TO HAVE MY NUMBER REMOVED IT STILL WOULD COST ME MY MINUTES, MONEY AND TIME. THERES GOT TO BE AN END TO THESE SCAMS. PROBABLY THE PHONE COMPANIES ARE INVOLVED BECAUSE THEY GET MONEY SEVERAL WAYS, FIRST THE CALLER HAS TO PAY SOME HOW, THEN THE RECEIVER HAS TO PAY...THEN THE RECEIVER HAS TO WASTE CALL-MINUTES AND MONEY TO STOP SOMETHING STARTED BY SOME SCAMMER.
I have put my number on the do not call list....yet they keep calling! Can't anyone make these calls stop?
I am so tiered of this number calling me,360-529-6156. they call many times a day no one every answers or leaves a message. stop calling me
I got a call from them. No message left. I called the number back and got a animated system which said it was a call from a marketing company and to press one to be removed I pressed 1 and hope it works. From what I have heard the do not call list is reserved for landlines and there is a loophole in the law that allows marketers to call cell phones. I wish law makers would update the law as most people do not have or use a land line anymore.
i am on the do not call list. this is ridculous. they have called twice tonight from 2 different #'s. this one & also 503-457-1270. this is from some guy named Tom both times trying to sell home protection. i have a security company & do not need one.
I just got a call from this # they didn't leave a message
Too many cals from Tom
I received no less than 23 calls from the 360-529-6156 number. I notified "Tom" many times that I was on the DNC list. Clearly it does not matter to him or his company.
My solution. Create a contact with his number...call it S P A M. Then assign a Silent Ringtone to it.
OPPORTUNITY FOR A GOOD LAWYER
PLEASE...IF THERE IS A LAWYER ON HERE THAT CAN WORK ON THIS...
here are a whole bunch of numbers and 'companies' that have RELATED names or numbers--all pointing to the same origin. I'm on the DNC list, and i get calls from EVERY ONE OF THESE.
so, i am thinking they can be fined PER CALL/PER COMPANY -- it should be a big haul. please, please someone with contacts take this and move on it...
NEW CO numbers used in 2012:
OTHER 360 calls:
OTHER 503 calls:
OTHER SUSPICIOUS NUMBERS FOLLOWING SAME M.O.:
I have received four calls from this unknow number. I will not answer, but I am reporting it
I have reported this to the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY and that is a total waste of time. This has been going on for a couple of months and there is no stopping them.
add me to the list
have also received calls from this number over past few weeks ...JUST called again.....no message nothing - so they are still trying from the looks of all the other replies listed.
how can they get thru if we're on the do not call registry list?
but as everyone else has shown - i just look at the first 6 numbers and see its still the same old number! i dont answer...
Caller does not stop calling my cell phone. Sometimes exceeds 8 times a day. Phone listed on the
do not call list!