Einstein did a story on the number: http://einsteinstructuredsettlements.com/1800-444-9632.html
I got a message that started halfway through with "Press 9 to be removed from the list"
Got a call yesterday afternoon from this number. The message that was left said something about winning a Royal Caribbean cruise; which I'm sure is just a scam. Said to press 1 to talk to someone or 9 to be removed from the list. I deleted the message without doing either.
I just got a call from this number. They always call my home number and never leave a message. So this time I called back. Got a recording saying it was MCI phone service. If intrested press option# 1, if not intrested press option#2, so I pressed option2, then recording said "I am sorry the number you have reached is no longer in service!" thats to funny....heheheheheh!
Is there any way to stop these annoying calls?
Something to keep in mind about all these continuing bothersome calls for surveys, so called charities and even with 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 stories from other 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 have heard of stories where 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, 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 or install security systems and monitoring. 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.
Royal Carribean Cruise. ..... or was it Carnival..... can't remember, don't care.
A recording. It mentioned, in a REALLY OVERLY CHEERFUL woman's voice, something about Carinval Cruise, to "just press one" to hear all about it, or "press nine to be removed from this list" which, since I didn't answer I would not be pressing anything. These calls keep coming, using different numbers, however the same voice tells me "nothing is wrong with your credit card, but you better call now to GET A LOWER INTEREST RATE..... call RIGHT NOW!!!" same voice, different phone number.
God that woman was shouting her message in the most awful, fake-cheerful voice, it made me want to strangle her. (just kidding)
My call was at 11:08 on 2011.12.07 from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Sales call... and our number IS on the NO CALL list.
I got a telephone call from this company today on my cell phone. They didn't leave a message.
Got a call from this number this morning. Didn't answer and no VM.
Got a call from this # 12/5/11 @ 2:30 PM MST. "Congratulations! You and your family have won a Royal Caribbean cruise for four! To have fun in the sun press one! To have your name removed from this list, press 2." I pressed 2 and "click".
DL Hansen in Utah
I received 2 calls from this number today; did not answer either one. What is going on with this?
To all who read this: This number is considered to be a non-working number....but it belongs to MCI (of MCI-Sprint fame). I researched this and found a co-existing number: 1-888-770-7000. When I called it, they answered, MCI. They transferred me to the National Do Not Call List, which is the biggest joke next to having a President named Obama. Here's your sign....LOL !!
I thought MCI went under after Bernie Ebbers' shenanigans.
the 800-444-4444 number is explained on Wickipedia
We got a call feom this number today, so later today I called it back, and a voice identified it as MCI...If I recall correctly, wasn't mci one of the companies trying to trick people into changing their phone #'s? Good Grief, as if we don't already have enuf scams!
A message promoting a cruise out of Florida....
Not sure who they are (as that part of the message - if it was given - was cut off by the answering machine) but it was something about a cruise.
I did check Snopes for the part about the press 9 for forwarding calls and it appears as some truth but not as much as it could be.
We do not have call forwarding on our phone lines.
I have been receiving calls from this number daily, so I finally called it back today to be put on a Do Not Call list. An automated system answered telling me I had reached MCI. After going through the menu I was told "this number is no longer valid" and told to hang up and call 1-888-770-7000. So I did.
A man with an Indian accent answered and saidn"Thank you for calling MCI." I told him to put me on a Do Not Call list, and he asked for my phone number. He then asked what my local phone company was. I explained he did not need that information, so he then asked for my first and last name. I explained he did not need that information, either, and he said "But I do. I cannot put you on a Do Not Call list unless I have your name and address."
Uh, right. I explained he was wrong, that the laws are clear on Do Not Call lists, and now that I have requested to be added he would be breaking the law by calling me again.
A Google search of 1-888-770-7000 shows that number as a cell phone in India.
Needless to say this is not MCI calling, but a scam to get personal information. I'm going to report both numbers.
JUST ONE OF YOUR FRIENDLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE AN AX TO GRIND OR PROBABLY HAVE ACUTE PARANOIA. I AM BETTING IT'S SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
We received a robocall claiming to be Royal Caribbean saying something like, 'Congratulations! Your household has been chosen to receive an all-inclusive Royal Caribbean cruise!" Yeah, right. Then it said to press one to take advantage of this offer or nine to be removed from their list.
You know, I should not have to press any number to be removed from anyone's list because I am already registered with the government's do not call list and this telemarketing call is ILLEGAL!!!
We all have to report each and every illegal telemarketing call, especially the scammers which these people may or may not be, to www.donotcall.gov.
I have to go with this one because I was the ticketnow site looking at Jeff Dunham tickets when I got this call from 800-444-4444 but no message left.
Almost answered cus the all 4's intrigued me, but I don't answer numbers I don't recognize, I just bring them here.
My call from this number came on November 21st. It said we had qualified for a wonderful cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and to push #1 to make arrangements, which of course, I did not do,
Just got the call now; Tuesday, Nov. 22, @ 1:24PST. No message was left! Delete...
Claims to be Royal Caribbean Cruise Line saying we won a cruise or something. Press 9 to be removed from the list. I did. Probably shouldn't have. Filing complaint with FCC.
I just got a call from 800-444-4444. There was no-one there so I called back. It claimed to be MCI and gave me three options. None of them seem to work. Sounds like some kind of scam.
Received a call from this number. Did not recognize so did not answer. No message left so posting this message.
Called me today. Google says it's MCI.
Issued a complaint here: https://www.donotcall.gov/
At the above site you can either register to make sure you are on the do not call list, verify you are on the do not call list or issue a complaint. I issued a complaint.