800-981-2591
Sharon
Sharon
2014-06-25 21:41:45
Non-profit Organization
Been getting calls from this number for a while and ignoring them. They would hang up without leaving a message every time. Finally got tired of it and decided to answer. (I find some of these people/orgs. will call forever until someone answers, and sometimes answering is the best way to get rid of them.) Turned out to be someone claiming she was fund raising for MADD by selling magazine subscriptions! I figured that either it's not an outright scam or the subscriptions are going to be greatly overpriced--or both. After she finished her spiel, I said, "Sorry, I'm not interested," and hung up before she could argue.
DAVID G
DAVID G
2014-06-11 19:59:51
Unknown
i HAVE RECEIVED 4 CALLS IN THE LAST 3 DAYS. NO MESSAGE
Chris38
Chris38
2014-06-03 23:06:41
Telemarketer
I have told them I am on the do not call list but every few days they call again
Chris38
Chris38
2014-06-02 21:33:57
Telemarketer
I am on the do not call list. I keep getting robo calls from this number
called 2
called 2
2014-06-02 12:52:55
Unknown
800-981-2591 called  2014.5.30 at 12:38 PM. Since ID as Unavailable I did not answer. I NEVER EVER answer any call that ID's as Unavailable
Christine Livingston
Christine Livingston
2014-05-31 16:28:21
Unknown
Robot calls  I am on do not call list.
tired
tired
2014-05-31 15:27:09
Unknown
Tired of these calls....I answered they didn't,all I heard was someone say 39 over the machine...she apparently didn't know I could hear them talking.I am on do not call list have been for years yet they keep calling.
MWM
MWM
2014-05-23 17:25:03
Unknown
I answered but never even said hello before this lady starts in on her speech..."Good Morning, this is Christine Daniels with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, calling you this morning to ask your support by purchasing a magazine...." blah blah blah.  The Caller I.D. showed it as "Toll Free Call" so I have no way of verifying if it was M.A.D.D. or not.  Anyway, I told her I wasn't interested and hung up.  Very annoying, since this is the 3rd time this month I've had this conversation with them.
Mrs. C
Mrs. C
2014-05-20 17:17:42
Unknown
This was a call from MADD. The woman I spoke to wanted me to renew or start a magazine subscription through them.  She told me the information would be mailed to me with instructions on how to renew/start a subscription.  I politely told her that I was not interested.
TaWanda
TaWanda
2014-04-08 15:40:11
Telemarketer
Received a call on my landline at 10:34 am.  Caller ID said 800 Services.  Did not answer, went to voice mail, no msg left.   I did not call the number back.  I do not answer any unknown numbers.  
sc
sc
2014-04-05 21:10:32
Unknown
Forgot to add, it is MADD...Mothers against drunk drivers!
sc
sc
2014-04-05 21:09:49
Unknown
I called the number back (3/28) and spoke with a gentleman and asked that my number be removed from their calling list! I stated that it was a form of harassment! He was extremely cordial and assuring! I know it's only been 10 days ago, but haven't heard back from these folks!
Da Bag
Da Bag
2014-03-28 18:00:44
Unknown
I got fed up and just joined DDAMM - Drunk Drivers against MADD Mothers
trixy
trixy
2014-03-20 19:40:32
Unknown
6-7 tiimes a day ? Give me a break.  I wish I could reach thru the phone
Mark Glendinning
Mark Glendinning
2014-03-19 16:43:20
Unknown
Unwanted calls to my phone. No message left.
Mark Glendinning
Mark Glendinning
2014-03-19 16:41:36
Debt Collector
Unwanted calls
K
K
2014-03-07 22:34:39
Unknown
I get this at least once a day, usually at dinner time or around 8 to 9pm at night, which is VERY annoying.  Then I won't get any calls for a while and they start again, but in the morning.  I NEVER answer calls from UNKNOWN or UNAVAILABLE anymore because they are invariably someone soliciting money and I do not donate to anyone, especially strangers, over the phone.  I have charities I support and they do not call me for donations.  The other calls I get are from some sort of so-called survey companies only needing a "few minutes" of my time.  These surveys are often intrusive and ridiculous--the last one I agreed to only because I was in an agreeable mood and accidentally answered the phone thinking it was someone else asked me about my opinions about Puerto Rico's statehood.  Is that up to me?  I believe that's up to the citizens who live there and Congress.  I personally don't care so I cut that call short.   That was the last time I was willing to answer those calls so I made a note of where that call came from.   Now they call me at least two or three times a week.  What happened to the Do Not Call List???
800-981-2591
800-981-2591
2014-03-01 15:54:10
Unknown
here you go folks...another number to exploit.  Please call and harass them to return the favor.
MICHELLE MULLINIX
MICHELLE MULLINIX
2014-02-22 19:00:12
Unknown
A spoke with MADD yesterday and told I only donated locally and to stop calling and then they call again today...urgh
Mortimer Snurd
Mortimer Snurd
2014-01-09 21:19:38
Non-profit Organization
I treat all such calls as scams and the benefactor as a co-conspirator as typically they get 10%.  They can expect nothing no matter who calls.
thirteen
thirteen
2014-01-03 19:17:57
Unknown
I agree with you that unpublished numbers shouldn't be used by these callers, but they are.  Mine began to be used by the state police for fundraising purposes, and then -- somehow, mysteriously, almost magically -- the local newspaper got it and started bombarding me with subscription calls.  That's when my number started circulating generally.  Early on, when I asked one professional liar how she happened to have my number, she said "Random calling."  "Then how did you know my name?" I asked, and that's when she hung up abruptly.  (I did once ask a state police fundraising caller to state the emergency nature of his call, since that's the statutory reason for them to have access to unpublished numbers, but Officer Callme seemed to have trouble with big words such as "statutory" and "number.")

I am exploring ways to automatically block calls from particular area codes, and/or with Caller IDs such as "Out of area" and "Unavailable."
Sam
Sam
2014-01-03 15:59:55
Unknown
Think you better check with MADD headquarters, the spent alot of money on telemarketing. Not only that MADD Founder Candy Lightner has started another charity to compete with MADD. I think they have lost their meaning and should go away.
Marie
Marie
2013-12-06 19:04:39
Unknown
I just got a phone call from 800-981-2591 and I never answer 800 numbers or any phone call where I do not know who they are and/or don't want to talk to them.  The phone said "Toll Free Call."  I and my husband were almost killed by a drunk driver to drunk to stand up.  He was going about 60 mph and never even hit his breaks.  We were stopped at a red light.  He pushed our car through the red light, up half a block, across the street and onto the sidewalk.  It totaled us but luckily we never hit another car or pedestrian before we stopped.  I suffered a concussion, back problems.  My husband had an inner ear imbalance which over a period of about 2 years seems to have gotten better.  He functions now but won't go on to carival rides.  My girlfriend was pregnant and in labor and heading to the hospital when she was hit by an unlicensed, uninsured drunk driver.  Her baby died and she almost did too.  She has a metal rod in her body for the rest of her life.  When she left the hospital she had to pay the bill.  When she got pregnant the 2nd time she had the baby at home.  Needless to say I am especially angry because I and my husband are non-drinkers and it is against my religious beliefs to use medically unnecessary drugs including alcohol.  I have no respect for anyone who drives after having even one beer.  But I will not call this phone number back...I put a block on the number so they can't call me.  I NEVER give donations over the phone or to people who solicite donations.  I carefully do research on charities and check out how they spend their money because when I donate I want every penney to go to a good place.  And I cannot afford to give to ALL good chaities so I pick out a few of my favorites.  I will gladly donate to any charity that passes a law that people who drive drunk should lose their driving license for life and that if they kill or seriouisly injure someone that they get a harsh sentance.  I don't allow alcohol or any drug including pot in my home or at my parties.  And I am not interested in going to parties where people get drunk and act stupid.  I have better friends than that.  I have been sober my whole life and I think it is better that way.  But this phone call will definately be blocked no matter what phone number they use.  I have an unlisted phone number for a reason and I think it should be against the law for anyone to get my number without my personally giving it to them.  Bye-bye unwanted callers.  
plittle
plittle
2013-12-04 00:12:34
Unknown
Hate these toll free numbers - they are very annoying and ever let a message.
Kathy Pilkington
Kathy Pilkington
2013-11-30 13:11:14
Unknown
I received a call from this number on my cell.
Midwesterner 715
Midwesterner 715
2013-11-21 16:51:29
Unknown
Called again today, November 21, 2013, @ 10:49 A.M. CT. Time to get a blocker.
Midwesterner 715
Midwesterner 715
2013-11-19 18:05:18
Unknown
November 19, 2013: Received a call from 800-981-2591 @ 11:40 A.M. CT; didn't answer, received no message.
Larry
Larry
2013-10-31 16:22:47
Unknown
A "paid" fundraiser"....that means the chunk of the money you donate goes to salaries.
John of Lower Merion
John of Lower Merion
2013-10-17 18:04:31
Telemarketer
Live call (800) 981-2591 recorded 17 October 2013 ("Dial America on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving" magazine subscription drive...)
Caller ID: "TOLL -FREE -"

Called recently from: [first time caller]

These professional fundraisers are fun to put on and wasting their time prevents them from bothering other good people, like you.

Tell told me up front that 12½ per cent of my gift actually benefits Mothers Against Drunk Driving, so to me, that's a big negative right away.

I played along when interviewer Cora Burns introduced her charity. I told her I was a dentist but I should have said a psychiatrist, I could have had more fun with her. Next time perhaps. But I did get her talking about MAD Magazine and Colonel Oliver North.

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Thanks to Google Voice, here is a transcript of the call:

[me:] Hello?
[they:] Hi John, my name is Cora Burns and I'm calling on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving from Dial America and I'm a paid, professional fundraiser. Don't worry, I'm not calling to ask you for a donation, I'd just like a quick moment of your time, ok?

[me:] Aw--right.
[they:] Great, thank you so much. John, you are familiar with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, right?

[me:] Ah, who?
[they:] MADD, it's, MADD, that stands for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

[me:] I seem to remember MAD Magazine from New York.
[they:] [laughing] No, this is an organization our mission is to stop drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and support the victims of those crimes and I don't know if you know this, but, every 53 minutes someone in America is killed at the hands of a drunk driver and that's pretty scary, isn't it.

[me:] Why don't they take these drunk drivers off the road?
[they:] That's what Mothers Against Drunk Driving is trying to do. We have actually been successful in making, in making stricter laws um so we can keep these people off the street, but, and we have lowered the death toll in this country 50% since we started but we still have a long, long way to go. We're still working on it. But what we're doing today is something different. Rather than a donation you can help Mothers Against Drunk Driving by taking a short subscription to one of your favorite magazines, something you'd pick up anyway and our rates are great because the publishers are helping us out with huge discounts and the best part is a full 12½ per cent goes to boost Mothers Against Drunk Driving. You'd be getting a magazine as well as helping out a great cause and we keep it simple and safe, everything's handled by mail and you would get a very nice letter from Mothers Against Drunk Driving thanking you for your support. Now we have some great titles like Time Magazine, um we have Discover, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated. Which one can I tell you more about to help Mothers Against Drunk Driving today?

[me:] Uh, do you have the Journal of the American Medical Association?
[they:] Um, let me check and see.

[me:] It's also go by their initials, Jay A Em A.
[they:] Ok. [long pause] No, I'm not showing anything under, let me see if I have...are you a doctor or the medical field?

[me:] Yes.
[they:] Ohhhh... [does she sound impressed by this?]

[me:] Now I'm curious about your statistic. You say that you've reduced death by 50%. How did you calculate that?
[they:] I'm not sure how they calculate it, they just give us the statistic, um, that's since 1980 since the organization started.

[me:] Ah, now also since 1980 they lowered the speed limit from 65 and even 70 and higher in some states, back to 55 and that certainly has a lot to do with lowering the death rate.
[they:] Well, what MADD does is they, um, they um have lowered the alcohol contents and they're still, and they're working on that again. They've made it harder for people to get their drivers licenses back even though that um sometimes doesn't make a difference 'cause they still drive without uh their licenses and that's why we're working on the interlock device...

[me:] So they've lowered the alcohol content. If I were to go to the alcohol store I could no longer get an 86 proof bottle of whisky, it would now be 80 proof?
[they:] Oh no, you can still buy alcohol, it's just that if you get caught driving, and your um alcohol content is point, I think point oh eight, um, then you get a DUI and you have to face all the uh you know, laws to to where they take your drivers license away and make you take classes, get into um you know, alcohol triple, I mean, AA, those kind of things. And they're trying to lower it to .05 now.

[me:] I see, I see. [said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw]
[they:] See, we don't, we're not, we're not against um people that drink, we just want people not to drive and drink.

[me:] And you have no connection with MAD Magazine?
[they:] [laughs] No, we're not, I'm familiar with that magazine, my brothers used to read that magazine diligently when they were kids.

[me:] Yes, that goes back many years.
[they:] Oh yeah, I think it's still around though, let me see if, if we still have Mad in our program. Just out of curiousity here. No, but I'm pretty sure I see tv shows on tv that is based off Mad Magazine.

[me:] That is a frightening thought.
[they:] [laughs] I know. Well, I, the only thing I have, I don't have anything, um in the medical journal but I do have Health Magazine, like, um, Men's Health, uh, where'd they all go, I just had 'em up here a moment ago. So are you a medical doctor, or what field of medical are you in?

[me:] Dentistry. Oral surgery.
[they:] Oh, you're oral surgery, my daughter just had one of her teeth taken out. Just last week. Um, I've got Men's Health, I've got Men's uh, Health, I have Fitness, don't have anything, I have Muscle Fitness, Natural Health and we have a great magazine called Prevention, have you heard of that one?

[me:] Oh yes, that's a popular magazine these days.
[they:] Uh hmm...it's got over 12 million readers, let me give you an example how much you'd save by helping us out. [long pause]

[me:] Is Oliver North connected with MADD at all?
[they:] Um, I don't know [laughs] are you talking about the magazine? Olive North, is she the founder?

[me:] No, Oliver North, the Colonel, Colonel Oliver North.
[they:] Oh, I really don't know. I remember him too, he was in the news in the '70s and '80s wasn't he?

[me:] Right.
[they:] No, I don't know if he's involved with them or not. Um, the Prevention magazine is normally on the newsstand runs 3.59 per copy but through our program to help Mothers Against Drunk Driving it's only $1.43, that's a 60% savings and you would receive 35 issues for just 5 easy installments of 9.99 and most importantly that would go a long way to help Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Would you like to...

[me:] Now Prevention, is that a journal of birth control and contraception?
[they:] A, no, it's more about, um, health issues and eating uh healthy food and things like that. Let me go back here and tell ya...it shows you the very latest and very best ways to lose weight, improve nutrition, prevent illness and enjoy life more. So it's got different articles and stuff like fighting fat after 40, things like that.

[me:] I see.
[they:] [laughs] Is there any other type of magazine you'd be interested in, any other hobbies? Do you golf? [what a stereotype! long pause] Hello? Are you still there? Hello? [her voice speeds up] Well thank you for your time on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, have a great day.
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John-of-Lower-Merion
John-of-Lower-Merion
2013-10-17 18:01:39
Telemarketer
Live call (800) 981-2591 recorded 17 October 2013 ("Dial America on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving" magazine subscription drive...)
Caller ID: "TOLL -FREE -"

Called recently from: [first time caller]

These professional fundraisers are fun to put on and wasting their time prevents them from bothering other good people, like you.

Tell told me up front that 12½ per cent of my gift actually benefits Mothers Against Drunk Driving, so to me, that's a big negative right away.

I played along when interviewer Cora Burns introduced her charity. I told her I was a dentist but I should have said a psychiatrist, I could have had more fun with her. Next time perhaps. But I did get her talking about MAD Magazine and Colonel Oliver North.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks to Google Voice, here is a transcript of the call:

[me:] Hello?
[they:] Hi John, my name is Cora Burns and I'm calling on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving from Dial America and I'm a paid, professional fundraiser. Don't worry, I'm not calling to ask you for a donation, I'd just like a quick moment of your time, ok?

[me:] Aw--right.
[they:] Great, thank you so much. John, you are familiar with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, right?

[me:] Ah, who?
[they:] MADD, it's, MADD, that stands for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

[me:] I seem to remember MAD Magazine from New York.
[they:] [laughing] No, this is an organization our mission is to stop drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and support the victims of those crimes and I don't know if you know this, but, every 53 minutes someone in America is killed at the hands of a drunk driver and that's pretty scary, isn't it.

[me:] Why don't they take these drunk drivers off the road?
[they:] That's what Mothers Against Drunk Driving is trying to do. We have actually been successful in making, in making stricter laws um so we can keep these people off the street, but, and we have lowered the death toll in this country 50% since we started but we still have a long, long way to go. We're still working on it. But what we're doing today is something different. Rather than a donation you can help Mothers Against Drunk Driving by taking a short subscription to one of your favorite magazines, something you'd pick up anyway and our rates are great because the publishers are helping us out with huge discounts and the best part is a full 12½ per cent goes to boost Mothers Against Drunk Driving. You'd be getting a magazine as well as helping out a great cause and we keep it simple and safe, everything's handled by mail and you would get a very nice letter from Mothers Against Drunk Driving thanking you for your support. Now we have some great titles like Time Magazine, um we have Discover, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated. Which one can I tell you more about to help Mothers Against Drunk Driving today?

[me:] Uh, do you have the Journal of the American Medical Association?
[they:] Um, let me check and see.

[me:] They also go by their initials, Jay A Em A.
[they:] Ok. [long pause] No, I'm not showing anything under, let me see if I have...are you a doctor or the medical field?

[me:] Yes.
[they:] Ohhhh... [does she sound impressed by this?]

[me:] Now I'm curious about your statistic. You say that you've reduced death by 50%. How did you calculate that?
[they:] I'm not sure how they calculate it, they just give us the statistic, um, that's since 1980 since the organization started.

[me:] Ah, now also since 1980 they lowered the speed limit from 65 and even 70 and higher in some states, back to 55 and that certainly has a lot to do with lowering the death rate.
[they:] Well, what MADD does is they, um, they um have lowered the alcohol contents and they're still, and they're working on that again. They've made it harder for people to get their drivers licenses back even though that um sometimes doesn't make a difference 'cause they still drive without uh their licenses and that's why we're working on the interlock device...

[me:] So they've lowered the alcohol content. If I were to go to the alcohol store I could no longer get an 86 proof bottle of whisky, it would now be 80 proof?
[they:] Oh no, you can still buy alcohol, it's just that if you get caught driving, and your um alcohol content is point, I think point oh eight, um, then you get a DUI and you have to face all the uh you know, laws to to where they take your drivers license away and make you take classes, get into um you know, alcohol triple, I mean, AA, those kind of things. And they're trying to lower it to .05 now.

[me:] I see, I see. [said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw]
[they:] See, we don't, we're not, we're not against um people that drink, we just want people not to drive and drink.

[me:] And you have no connection with MAD Magazine?
[they:] [laughs] No, we're not, I'm familiar with that magazine, my brothers used to read that magazine diligently when they were kids.

[me:] Yes, that goes back many years.
[they:] Oh yeah, I think it's still around though, let me see if, if we still have Mad in our program. Just out of curiousity here. No, but I'm pretty sure I see tv shows on tv that is based off Mad Magazine.

[me:] That is a frightening thought.
[they:] [laughs] I know. Well, I, the only thing I have, I don't have anything, um in the medical journal but I do have Health Magazine, like, um, Men's Health, uh, where'd they all go, I just had 'em up here a moment ago. So are you a medical doctor, or what field of medical are you in?

[me:] Dentistry. Oral surgery.
[they:] Oh, you're oral surgery, my daughter just had one of her teeth taken out. Just last week. Um, I've got Men's Health, I've got Men's uh, Health, I have Fitness, don't have anything, I have Muscle Fitness, Natural Health and we have a great magazine called Prevention, have you heard of that one?

[me:] Oh yes, that's a popular magazine these days.
[they:] Uh hmm...it's got over 12 million readers, let me give you an example how much you'd save by helping us out. [long pause]

[me:] Is Oliver North connected with MADD at all?
[they:] Um, I don't know [laughs] are you talking about the magazine? Olive North, is she the founder?

[me:] No, Oliver North, the Colonel, Colonel Oliver North.
[they:] Oh, I really don't know. I remember him too, he was in the news in the '70s and '80s wasn't he?

[me:] Right.
[they:] No, I don't know if he's involved with them or not. Um, the Prevention magazine is normally on the newsstand runs 3.59 per copy but through our program to help Mothers Against Drunk Driving it's only $1.43, that's a 60% savings and you would receive 35 issues for just 5 easy installments of 9.99 and most importantly that would go a long way to help Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Would you like to...

[me:] Now Prevention, is that a journal of birth control and contraception?
[they:] A, no, it's more about, um, health issues and eating uh healthy food and things like that. Let me go back here and tell ya...it shows you the very latest and very best ways to lose weight, improve nutrition, prevent illness and enjoy life more. So it's got different articles and stuff like fighting fat after 40, things like that.

[me:] I see.
[they:] [laughs] Is there any other type of magazine you'd be interested in, any other hobbies? Do you golf? [what a stereotype! long pause] Hello? Are you still there? Hello? [her voice speeds up] Well thank you for your time on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, have a great day.
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