I called them too, it says: missing children fundraising, we will call you back later!
Said they were from Fairpoint Communications and asked if a directory was delivered for the Business Phone Book. They asked how it was delivered and I told them it was at the end of everyone's driveway then she said are you pleased with it and I told her I hardly ever call any businesses so I probably won't use it very often.
Calling back takes you to a customer service line that asks if you want your number removed. No word of what agency you are calling.
It sounds like all these anonymous phone calls are from Spooks playing with your head.
I think you are full of crap and work for the guys trying to get people to give them their credit card numbers so they can be ripped off. I live in Florida and not in the areas mentioned. I have never ordered this a newspaper or any subscription from Hearst-affiliated sources.
This is a scam people! Never give your cc info to anyone you don't know.... EVER!!!
Matt Dickow, Systems Coordinator, SFC
This is a call center by the name of Ver-A-Fast which does verification calls on behalf of the San Francisco Chronicle and several other newspapers (both Hearst-affiliated and otherwise). Different newspapers have different rules in terms of how many calls will be attempted. As an employee of the San Francisco Chronicle, I can assure you that these calls are legitimate. They call on a few different conditions: you started a new subscription; you re-started a former subscription; you reported non-delivery since the start of the subscription or since a change of address. They will ask for a credit card if you did not pay your subscription in advance. If you do not answer the phone, they should be leaving a message. If you have any issues with their performance, specifically in regards to the San Francisco Chronicle, please call 1-800-310-2455, SFC's Customer Service Center, to lodge any complaints or inquiries. Thank you! Also, on behalf of the Chronicle, I apologize if this call center's representatives have ever caused you any inconvenience or other trouble.
This is a SCAM trying to get your credit card information! Do not answer, but if you do DO NOT give them your information! How do we report these criminals to the proper authorities?
She said she was confirming that the subscription to the Houston Chronicle had been started as I had requested, I confirmed. She said that if I had not already made the payment for it, she could accept MasterCard. I told her that the payment had already been made. When I called in for the subscription, because it was a special, they required payment at that time. Wouldn't you think that whoever was calling regarding a payment would already know that? Kind of suspicious, if you ask me!
called and left no message....Utah number
Renee from MN
Ive gotten 2 calls from this phone number in the last week. No message. I do not answer calls from those whom I do not know.
Just got a call from this number, no message was left... Area code is utah and umm I live in texas so who knows...
I received a voice mail from this number stating they were "verifying service" and "would call back, thank you." Just plain weird. I am not going to answer or call them. I looked up the area code and it is Utah. I live thousands of miles from there!
I recieved many of these call over several weeks and did a little reserch to see if I could get some relief, so here is what I found. If you wish to read the rules and or file a complaint about these people who do not honor the DO-NOT-CALL list, go to (email@example.com) or call 1-888-225-5322. go to fcc.gov for all information regarding the guidelines for the national do-not-call registry. telemarketers are required to check the registry database every 31 days and remove anyone who has registered. Check it out.
They call me 2-3 times a day, I don't answer calls when I don't know the number. No VM has ever been left.
I also got a call from this number claiming to be the D&C and that my card was declined and asked me for a new card. I didn't give them one.
I got a call from this number claiming to be the Democrat and Chronicle, stateing that my debit card would not go through for payment, and asking for another card number. DO NOT ANSER THIS CALL!
Spooks just playing with you. I called the number back and got a busy signal.
Verizon Yellow pages with a survey to make sure the book was delivered and if you are satisfied. My, oh my- who really uses a phone book anymore. PLEASE Save the trees and stop making the book.
I picked up the call and they said it was the Star Tribune of MPLS. I said I did not recieve my paper and than he hung up on me! Well whe is my paper and why was some one else set up with my name and number and a diffrent address?
received three calls from this number. no voicemail is left. called the number back and got an automated message stating: "thank you for calling us back. if you wish to be removed from our customer service line, please leave your number after the beep." i did leave my number to be removed and still got another call.
Received a call, will not return the call. I am really tired of this, the DO NOT CALL does not work!
I have no idea who this is. I have received4 calls from the # on cell phone. I haven't answered as I don't recognize the #. No message has been left.
They said they were from the SF Chronicle calling to verify if our subscription had started.
received 3 calls to my cell phone from this number in the last 2 days. caller id says Cedar City, UT. left a recorded message on voicemail - first part is cut off, audible part says "...We will call you back later. Thank you." i have no idea who called.
did not leave message on cell phone voicemail..anyone know what city this # is from ??