Called number back (using *67 to block my number.) Was another GOP opinion poll
Left no message when call went to voicemail. Coincided with a series of similar "anonymous" calls. The calls were spaced at 5 minute intervals.
I am on a DO NOT CALL LIST. If I see your number on my caller id 1 more time I WILL REPORT YOU TO THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. DO NOT ... I REPEAT ... DO NOT CALL ME AGAIN!!!
Caller ID shows only this number 646-558-5677 so I don't answer it. Within seconds I get a call from Research Center at 231-224-2031. This has happend three to four times a day usually in the evening for at least that many days. My husband answered the Research Center incoming call & asked them not to call back. Within five minutes we received another call from Research Center asking for me. That time he lost his temper. Good for him!
These calls have been coming repeatedly to my 92-year-old mother who still manages to live alone. Generally she gets calls only from her kids and close friends so every time the phone rings, she struggles up from the sofa and creeps out to her phone in the kitchen. I'm told these are automated dials to multiple lines and the first one to pick up gets the response. By the time she gets there, it's always just dead air. It scared her at first but now just upsets and irritates her.
She doesn't have, and doesn't want, the advanced equipment that would screen these calls, so she continues to try to answer them.
It would be really ironic if the same people putting her through this torture are the same people who claim to want individual privacy and smaller government to leave people alone. That they hide behind numbers that are untraceable and uncallable just points out their cowardice. The bums!
This number keeps calling my office, after 6 pm every night this week. Who the heck are they?!
A call came in to my phone from 646-558-5677 at 1:17 AM, CST! Caller ID showed only the number; however, needless to say, I was not appreciative of being awakened in the middle of the night, then when I answered, thinking it might be some family emergency, the caller hung up. I am furious and never want to hear from this number again!
Dead air call from this number twice on 5/24. Annoying!
I received the Opinion Poll today.
It was not a telemarketer. It was not a "push" poll for a candidate.
Have to say that I can't tell whether it was from a candidate, party or media related poll. The questions seems very symmetric with references to both Democrat and Republican candidates.
FWIW, I welcome such calls. I have very strong political beliefs and yes, as others have written here, they are my own. But if my opinion can encourage candidates who support my priorities to run and/or discourage those who support other priorities then my response helps tilt the politics into the direction that I favor.
Took about five minutes. Happy to give my opinion.
Anyway, that's what I think.
Yup, same thing, opinion poll, can't return the call 'all circuits are busy try your call again later'. I'm going to contact my phone company and have the digis blocked. i too am on the do not call list.
If you don't want to be bothered with the calls, and have a cell phone or a phone that allows you to assign a ringtone to each user, after the first call save the number to your contacts, then go to that call you just save and assign it a ringtone of No Ring, most cell phone have it, and if not you can either create one or look for one! Some house phones allow you to d the same and they are the only phones I buy. The phone lights up when they call again but does not ring. I save them as DNA (Do Not Answer) and in the cell phones I can get many under one listing by just assigning each number as a different phone i.e. Home number, cell number 1, 2 etc and work number. When I fill that DNA up then I start a new one. If someone calls and I don't recognize the number I i don't answer, then I look it up on sites like this. If I answer the phone and they don't say anything by the second Hello I hang up and save it as mentioned above. Save yourselves some headaches!
I have comcast and on my phone I can block the calls this is what I did tonight after getting the calls. I am also on the "government do not call list". I guess the politician's dont get it that they are NOT TO CALL!!!!!! You hear all of it on the news I dont want to hear it on my phone! So much for the do not call list when elections are going.
Something to keep in mind about all these continuing bothersome calls for surveys, so called charities and so called charity pickups despite asking them to remove you from their list:
Call centers have sprung up in my town that make use of the survey and the charity loophole around the do not call list; they have been a headache for law enforcement, emergency services, neighboring businesses and residential areas. When I ask any patrolling officer in town about these call centers, they are quick to state their frustrations about the criminal activity that some of these call centers have brought into the area. Several law enforcement agencies regularly visit some of these call centers looking for warrant arrests etc. I have heard from sources including from frustrated employees that work for these call centers complaining about the drug activity, vandalism of cars and neighboring businesses, break-ins and theft, drinking while on the job, smoke breaks are actually marijuana breaks, drunk driving, very dangerous driving, tons of tossed out litter of empty liquor containers, trash, food etc. I?ve even heard that the mangers are also involved in criminal activities and have even preyed on their legitimate employees who are simply trying to eek out a living on horrible wages. Also the operators are untrained in a very high turn around, poorly managed and dysfunctional work environment.
Also realize this when you call a companies? customer service line and get horrible service from the call center that?s been hired by the company. One time while on a call with our bank?s customer service, the operator was so loopy that it required ending the call and calling again to try and get someone else to help, think about that when you call a companies? customer service and the conversation gets odd, off the wall and obtuse ? you may be talking to an operator that?s drunk or on something. After 6 months of getting a different and wrong answer to our ongoing problem each time we called our bank?s call center, we gave up and closed the account.
With so little police left in our town due to cutbacks, they can?t always respond to vandalism and break-ins when it?s witnessed as they have their plate full responding to the major emergencies, this allows the criminal activity free reign, the neighborhood becomes the hood. Some insurance companies require proof of private security patrols before they will honor a claim due to vandalism or theft leaving the neighboring businesses off guard and uncovered. These businesses also have the added cost to hire private security, install security systems/monitoring, upgrade lighting etc. Then there are the dangers and headaches to the nearby businesses employees such as their cars being vandalized or broken into. Some businesses simply give in, pickup and move out of town.
One of my neighbors owns a call center and he requires that his operators are bonded, but I guess there?s no laws requiring this ? there should be. Right now in my town it seems like anybody can start up a call center and hire questionable labor for cheap without much regulation.
I my efforts the past several years to try and get something done, I am most struck by the fact that there?s no real help, everyone is more worried about being sued than dealing with the obvious problem - you are on your own....
Got a call from this number to. Reported it to the authorities because it is illegal to give false information about election dates, which they did. Lawyers may get involved. The poll was very right sided.
you are what obama calls
a USEFUL IDIOT - someone who parrots the TALKING POINTS that have no basis in fact and blindly believe any lie they tell you
progressives hate the truth
that's why Linda lies - the democrats and some republicans are SOCIALISTS and are destroying the country.
Linda - they DON"T CARE ABOUT CLEAN AIR and Water - they only care about TAKING FROM YOU and lining their pockets..
I remember this very clearly:
When the Republicans took majority control under Bush, they said "we will extend the hand of compromise across the aisle to our Democratic colleagues."
When the Democrats took control under Obama, the Republicans said "we will do everything possible to fight every proposal and prevent him from doing anything."
The Republicans absolutely HATED Bill Clinton, and the HATE Barack Obama. I was too young when John Kennedy was president to know if they hated him too.
My God, if your side loses, try to work with the side that won. If you do nothing but block every proposal, then the result is just that: you do nothing!
4/30/2012 Got a call from this opinion poll 646-558-5677. These politician things shouldn't be allowed to make calls to people that are not interested. I was on an important call and it kept calling me while I was on the phone. Very annoying.
Republican opinion poll. You can tell it when they start abusing the facts, and refer to "the Democrat" party which a committee of Republicans decided had to be used by Fox teevee so as not to associate the Democrats, in people's minds, with Democracy. They also call you a socialist when you support issues for the good of normal people, like clean air and water standards.
This number has been calling every night. Tonight, it rang, I hung up on it, it immediately called back and I hung up on it again. This happened 3 times before I left my phone off the hook. I'm reporting it.
I took this poll today and it wasn't a bad poll at all it was totally impartial and I actually found it interesting, just simple questions about each party and which party I was or some other party...lots of things going on in our state right now and I think it's important to keep myself informed on issues and who is running for office.
Received a nasty opinion poll on a local candidate. No information about who this company is to slam a candidate.
on a do not call list and still get repeated calls - i stopped answering. This is very annoying
Just called. No message.
this is an unsolicited number, don't know who it is, but if I want the product or whatever they
are selling I will call them.
Picked this one up today. automated "opinion" poll that was obviously skewed towards the Republican party: pro-Walker Wisconsin questions, anti-union, pro "concealed carry" questions. 7 minutes of anti-democratic, pro-republican hooey. Not subtle at all.
Political calls and calls from charity are exempt from the do not call lists...don't know why, but they are...and yes, I just got one from these people too....
If politicians and polls don't stop annoying me with these calls...my vote is my business!
Political opinion polls are exempt from do not call list. Justs got a call hang up.