The Caller ID showed CodeRed Info and it was the Coral Springs Police Department alerting that their non emergency phone lines were down and providing an alternate number. I think this number is used for all cities Nationwide it would seem to relay essential information. They then called back a few hours later to update the lines were back in service.
City of Coral Springs, FL... Emergency Alert Messages
I dont live in West Virginia but I get calls in the middle of the night regarding water updates/ issues. Very annoying!!
I received a call from this number this morning, and it was a recorded message from my local county government, asking me to go to their web site to update my contact information, to be used in case of emergency (tornado, hurricane, etc.)
Have gotten several calls from this number but no message and no one there when I answer. Sometimes it only rings once and they hang up.
It is your community's emergency call system, however, their definition of an "emergency" and mine are very different! I just received an "emergency" call from my city informing me that they are having a health fair at the community center tomorrow. C'mon, people! It's not supposed to be an advertising tool!
I just rec'd a call from this number--caller ID was listed as "ECN COMMUNITY." It was a prerecorded message from our town clerk (she identifies herself by name) reminding me of an upcoming town meeting.
Despite what others have insisted, I *never* signed up to receive these types of calls. Any number that I've given to various town agencies in the past has been my cell phone. This call was made to my (non-published) landline.
I don't have kids, and have no need to receive these types of calls, so I'll be having a chat w/the town clerk in the morning. If she can't/won't remove my number, I'll just block incoming calls crom this number...
4/18/2014: "Codered Info" - 855-969-4636 called, did not leave a message. What kind of an emergency did we have? The house wasn't burning, the dog hadn't been hit by a car, the horse was comfortably eating hay, the cat was asleep, the Big Bird was not screaming, no earthquate,no hurricane bulletin, no flood warning, no hailstorm, no snow avalanche; the donkey Harley was playing with his girls; and, Moo, the cow did not kick the bucket. May be they were trying to reduce my credit card rates, sell me a new water system, or place a "free" placard in my yard to alert everyone that a new alarm system was installed, or a "free" Caribbean Cruise, or a WalMart Card, or offer me a free ride to the moon. What scammers - trying to use their scare tactics to alarm everyone. This has been reported to law enforcement, the atty gen (Florida) and all appropriate agencies. The trace is on!
Callers are DHS private contractors disguising to be telemarketers wasting your tax dollars and pretending to be doing some job. In other words, it's a way of them sharing the Government contract money..your tax dollar..
Best thing, ignore any caller who will not reveal their identity, phone number or leave a message. It's a waste of your time even picking up the phone.
Water supply system will be affected by a flushing program. It is not the company that bills me for my water use.
The company that bills me has drastically over-inflated rates. That company is the Penna American Water Company.
Really Fed Up
Cell phones are not allowed in operating rooms. This is bogus.
I will add my voice that our town uses ecn for emergency broadcasts and changes in city services schedule. Received one im past 5 monutes that was an amber alert.
Maybe spam or scam elsewhere, legitimate here.
If this is some type of emergency call to alert people of an emergency why would they not identify themselves as such instead of displaying as "Unavailable". I do not answer calls that don't identify who is calling.
I received a call and it was not in my area code. I live in South Carolina and I didn't appreciate this scam. When I investigated further and found out what number called it claims to be a "Code Red" service that has never called me. When I called back all you get is a recording.
Just got a call from this number and it was an alert from the city because of the weather.
Tired of Telemarketers
This call came first to our cell phone and then to our house phone. This call was about a severe weather warning in our area. I block telemarketers but this call is not trying to sell you anything, just trying to give you safety information. We appreciated it. We signed up to receive these calls. I just do not understand how anyone can get so angry about a warning service, that at some time they agreed to receive, be it Amber Alerts, a dam failure or severe weather. I guess the saying "no good deed ever goes unpunished" applies here in some cases.
They left a message , it was the Police Department of my town. They don´t ask for anything, their job is to divulge information of the emergency.
It's OK, it is just a town related message. Trash pickup delay, etc...
I just got a call from them. This is not a junk call. They provide
calling services for towns all over the place.
It's actually fairly smart. If you call the number back, it knows your number
and looks up the message that they are sending to your town, and plays
it again for you.
In my case, there is a flakey circuit somewhere in the Verizon phone
exchange (for land lines) in this town. So I did NOT get the initial
call - or rather it was not understandable. Calling the number back
got me the missed message. (We're getting a big snowfall tonight
and tomorrow near Boston, and they are delaying trash pickup.
Good to know.)
Any idea how to remove your number from it? My cell phone number was someone elses and they must have signed up for it and now I get the calls and they don't even apply to my area.
This is not a telemarketer! It calls you to let you know of emergencies in your area, whether it be weather related or police emergencies.
This call came in from code red claiming that my power would be shut off if I didn't respond within so many days. All of my payments are up-to-date, so I can only assume this is a scam. The recorded voice sounded halting, incompetent and illiterate.
I assume it is possible the number was masked to show this 855 number but actually came from a different source. Like others have stated, my community has its own alert system in case of emergencies. That makes me suspect the whole thing is a scam.
ECN Oh so sorry.
All this early Sat.nite,I am getting call's 1-855-969-4636.I will not answer.Muted the phone,very bothersome.They better stop calling here.
Googling unknown incoming revealed this was indeed a local alert notification call, so took the third attempt - regarded a shooting of which I was aware. First one in seemingly forever that wasn't a scam/spam.
This is a message from your local government. ECN = Emergency Communication Network. It is used for your local gov. to let you know of things like storms, burn bans, lost children, lost adults and any other type of emergency notification
We never signed up for an emergency notification from our town, but alas, they got our number, and during a blizzard must have called at least six times! At all hours of the day/night. Don't know how to remove it, but it is legit.
Yes, you really sound like a healthcare provider. NOT.
This call is something YOU or your CITY (county, region) has signed up for.
It is NOT telemarketing. It is NOT a spoof call.
It is a message from your locality about an emergency situation or important information you need to know about.
I got a call from this number, and I live in Canada. Message just states to call this number and gives a "reference" number to quote when returning the call. Doesn't state what company they are from, and it's a recording not a "live" person. I did not call back.