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The phone is ringing, and I don't recognize the number,
All Caller ID says is, "NAME UNAVAILABLE".
Please help me figure out who is calling and what they want

1 people looked up this number today.

unknown to my cell
Madison, SD

Report a phone call from 605-221-2284

12 calls reported from this number. According to 1 reports the identity of this caller is unknown to my cell
Who CalledCaller IDDate
unknown to my cellno name2013-02-28
unknownno name2013-03-04
unknownno name2013-03-06
unknownunknow2013-02-28
unknownno name2013-02-28
unknownno name2013-02-27
?2013-03-06
no name2013-03-20
sd, usa2013-03-04
No name2013-02-28
unknown2013-02-28
Unknown2013-02-27

Comment on calls from 605-221-2284

17 Comments

March 19th, 2013 MEP1 TX

Automated dialer from "Card Services" with an offer to lower my credit card rate, says to press "1" to speak to an associate, and when I told him to remove my number from their dialing list he simply hung up on me.

March 14th, 2013 Seattle WA

The problem is that these folks are SPOOFING the caller ID data. You can't say for sure where they're at.

The ONLY numbers they call are the numbers of cell phones. So not only are they taking up your valuable time, they're also costing you money if your plan has anything other than unlimited talk.

March 14th, 2013 Seattle WA

the problem is that these folks are SPOOFING

March 12th, 2013 t bowman OK

i think i have sent uou messages NOT TO CALL 580 445 5343 IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH OR CAN NOT READ THIS GET SOMEONE WHO CAN DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBEER AGAIN

March 6th, 2013 Reason

What's going on?
Why can't something be done about these calls?
Let us take a look at a few things that might influence the inability to stop these calls.

Caller ID:
1). Your phone company is charging you a fee for Caller ID. Your phone company pays the scammer for sending their Caller ID information. Your phone company pays only a fraction of a cent per call and you pay your phone company to have the Caller ID displayed. The scammers send out millions of calls which amounts to a significant amount of money however your phone company is charging a large amount to millions of customers.
Result: This generates more money for your phone company.
Call blocking:
1). I personally use Verizon Wireless which allows me to block 5 numbers for 90 days, unless I pay them an additional premium fee which will allow blocking 10 numbers.
Result: This generates more money for your phone company.
2). Upgrade my simple non data flip phone to a smart phone and add in data, download an app that will block calls. Since they have called me using more than 160 unique numbers in the last year, this would seem to be the only option.
Result: This generates more money for your phone company.
This may have something to do with the phone companies inability to stop these calls.

The banking system:
1). The banking system is also at fault here, without merchant accounts and ACH processing these criminals could not collect the scammed funds. Though the criminals use obfuscation, layered corporations, multiple bank accounts and offshore stashing, patterns of obvious fraudulent activity become apparent after a short time.
Result: The fees generated means more money for the banks.
This may have something to do with the banks inability to stop these criminals.

The FCC, FTC and Do Not Call registry:
1). The FTC is only allowed to collect fines, not impose criminal penalties. These companies hide their money in overseas bank accounts and claim that they can't pay the fines.
Civil action by the FTC against such criminals is totally ineffective. These criminals need to be charged with Federal Felonies and subjected to significant prison time. All of those involved know that they are violating FTC regulations. The FTC levies huge fines, then rescinds them based on inability to pay. The FTC settles for the minimal cash on hand, and enjoins them from future telemarketing. The criminals sign off, then go right back to business as usual. These same people under different companies have been sued in the past and have only paid a minimal fine.
Result: The FTC and FCC basically are saying 'Naughty - naughty, now go out and play nice'.
Solution: Take away government funding for the FTC and FCC. If they want to impose fines then make them self sufficient and use the fines for their operating budget.

Why hasn't the FBI used the RICO act and gone after these organizations? On October 15, 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–1968), commonly referred to as the 'RICO Act', became United States law. The RICO Act allowed law enforcement to charge a person or group of people with racketeering, defined as committing multiple violations of certain varieties within a ten-year period. The purpose of the RICO Act was stated as 'the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce'. S.Rep. No. 617, 91st Cong., 1st Sess. 76 (1968). However, the statute is sufficiently broad to encompass illegal activities relating to any enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce.

March 6th, 2013 jmj GA

they've called 3 Tuesday nights at or around 9pm, its a recording for "fixing our credit" and had kept my husband from sleeping, very annoying. I'd love to know who it is to stop this!!

March 5th, 2013 TRUDY BOWMAN OK

I AM ON THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST THE NUMBER THAT IS NOT TO BE CALLED IS 580 445 5343 ANOTHER NUMBER IS 580 593 2423 THIS IS PLAIN ENGLISH DONT CALL DO NOT CALL I WILL CALLL THE BB IF IT DOES NOT STOP

March 5th, 2013 Joseph TX

Get the "Mr. Number App" and block the area code they call from. Then when they call it only rings once and they hear GOODBYE. The calls are beginning to disappear since they think my number is no good.

March 2nd, 2013 rerack WI

CC lower info BS hang up etc

March 1st, 2013 Newark DE

2 calls in 2 days. Never leaves a message

March 1st, 2013 tf KS

Called my cell, no message

February 28th, 2013 Why MN

The FCC has temporarily halted 7 minor unprofitable boiler rooms who will receive a slap on the wrist and be back at it within a few days. In the meantime the calls will continue since they are making money with what is called a CNAM revenue-sharing program through companies like www.telephonemanagement.net and www.CallerID4U.com

In their own words: 'Every day your company makes thousands of outbound phone calls. Every one of those calls generates revenue for many companies, why not yours? Our CNAM revenue-sharing program helps you make money every time a Caller ID request is made by a phone carrier. A high-traffic call center can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars a day to phone carriers by allowing them to charge for access to your own data.'

You can now see why the criminals keep calling even though they know you won't fall for their scam. They are making money even if you don't answer the phone. If someone does make the mistake of answering the phone and falling for their scam then it is just icing on the cake for them. These people are the lowest form of filth on this planet.

What To Do When You Get an Illegal Robocall; www.ftc.gov
1. Hang Up. Do not press 1 or any other numbers to get off the list and NEVER call them back
2. Consider blocking the number or on a cell phone add it to a contact list and assign NO ring tone
3. Report it at www.fcc.gov
4. Report it at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
5. People should continually file complaints with their Attorney Generals office
6. Report any criminal activity to the FBI here: tips.fbi.gov

This is an all out attack from these scum suckers! EVERYONE should be reporting them everywhere that they can. Since this is an obvious attempt at identity theft the FBI should be forced to get involved. (Prosecute them in criminal court instead of civil penalties).

Register your phone numbers online at www.donotcall.gov or call (888) 382-1222 (must call from # you want removed).

There is a blog site that has information on one of these operations: telemarketerspam.wordpress.com
Please read the blog and report violations to the proper authorities.
telemarketerspam.wordpress.com

February 28th, 2013 Why Not MN

Many of these calls are coming from Costa Rica and India and they are using spoofed (false) numbers, which in itself is illegal. They do cold calling for or sell the leads to numerous companies in this country and they all know that what they are doing is illegal. Tomorrow this same number may be selling Cruises, Timeshares or Security Systems but if you follow the money it usually ends up in the hands of an American LLC.
Most of the inbound robo call numbers are spoofed, as most of the bolierhouses, both off and on shore, are using Voip SIP Trunks services. Throwaway DID numbers are also used. Some of the robocalling is operated by the end use scammers directly. Others are contract services who earn a referral fee once you are transferred to the scammers.

The criminals behind this operation aren't going to pay attention to you asking to be removed from their list. Their calls cost them almost nothing and they make millions of them so they have no intention of ever removing someone. When you press a key to talk to them all that is accomplished is to verify that they have a working number.
Unfortunately blowing an air horn or whistle doesn't work either. Their headset have noise dampeners plus they are expecting it. However with that said if it makes you feel better then by all means give it a shot.

The banking system is also at fault here, without merchant accounts and ACH processing these criminals could not collect the scammed funds. Though the criminals use obfuscation, layered corporations, multiple bank accounts and offshore stashing, patterns of obvious fraudulent activity become apparent after a very short time.

This is an all out attack from these scum suckers! EVERYONE should be reporting them everywhere that they can. Since this is an obvious attempt at identity theft the FBI should be forced to get involved. (Prosecute them in criminal court instead of civil penalties).

If you want to stop these calls then you need to dry up their revenue source. Your phone company is charging you a fee for Caller ID. Your phone company pays the scammer for sending their Caller ID information. Your phone company pays only a fraction of a cent per call and you pay your phone company to have the Caller ID displayed. The scammers send out millions of calls which amounts to a significant amount of money however your phone company is charging a large amount to millions of customers. This may have something to do with the phone companies inability to stop these calls.
In order to stop this we need legislation making it illegal to charge for caller ID. If a phone service wishes to operate it would need to provide the Caller ID at no charge as part of the service. Here is the $50,000 solution that the FCC is looking for and it doesn't cost anything.

There is an excellent blog site that I found that explains how one company is getting away with this activity.
telemarketerspam.wordpress.com

February 28th, 2013 GN ID

Got a call from this number. No message so they can jump in a lake.

February 28th, 2013 Annoyed AZ

WTF

February 28th, 2013 bob CA

Doesn't say anything - only silence

February 28th, 2013 Alex Fink TN

Number spoofing criminals "card services". Believed to originate in Florida. Typically a black woman is on the line when you call through and solicits identity theft data when you ask to be removed from list after you inform them that you are on the Do Not Call Registry. Have received hundreds of calls from these people at various spoofed numbers.


How do I stop them from calling?

  1. Ask the unwanted caller to stop calling and put you on their do not call list (they are legally required to comply).
  2. If your number is registered with the National Do Not Call Registry you can file a complaint with the FTC.
  3. Block them with a call blocker or something like Nomorobo.