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March of Dimes
White Plains, NY

Report a phone call from 914-740-1890

38 calls reported from this number. According to 9 reports the identity of this caller is March of Dimes

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18 Comments

May 28th, 2013 Resident47 RI

Several older comments here make misinformed grumblings about the scope of the federal Do Not Call registry. It's not a call blocker and not a guard dog. It is *A LIST* referenced by only sales callers who want to stay out of trouble. Its coverage has limits set by the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the law it helps to enforce. Here is the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site repeatedly invited you all to read before you registered your numbers. See items 28 through 32.

National Do Not Call Registry Q&A
www.consumer.ftc.gov

You do have an option to knock off the can-shaker calls, not for a week and not thirty days, but forever! Linked below find the simple steps I took to rid myself of one major pain commercial fundraiser (likely the same one generating these MoD calls) by politely rubbing its face in federal laws. You will note that I never rely on verbal cease-communication demands.
(9018819984) whocalled.us

Always remember that ''nonprofit'' is a tax category, not an earnings category. There's a pile of money to be made in a ''charity'' racket.

Handy advice from the FTC ''Before Giving to a Charity''
www.consumer.ftc.gov

May 28th, 2013 Resident47 RI

Now for the Democratic response to ''Just Me'':

} they aren't calling for money. They're calling to ask you to volunteer.

Right .... I've heard this party line before. Conveniently you omit what the labor we ''volunteer'' is for, which is to go canvassing all the ''Dear Neighbors'' with donation envelopes provided by the charity client. This is supposed to apply social pressure since the begging comes indirectly from an ostensibly known person. Since you don't define that as ''calling for money'', I will send all the parochial school kids selling bad candy bars to your house where the money comes easy to ''volunteers''.

} the Do Not Call List actually covers the sale of goods and services, and not non-profit agencies

The federal Do-Not-Call registry is an enforcement tool for the Telemarketing Sales Rule. The TSR is designed for and covers sales phone calls, as its name implies. A ''non-profit agency'' is not exempt if it tries to sell something or facilitates a sales purpose. However, that's not the normal problem with nuisance charity calls. They are typically placed not by the charity itself but hired call centers known as Commercial Fundraisers, as I started to explain here 3.5 years ago.

As *for-profit* telemarketers, these hired call centers are expected to honor an internal no-call list and add any number upon request. Break that order, the FTC declares, and ''the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.'' They are also covered to a point by other regulations for telepests, so we can report naughty behavior like abandoned calls, canned calls to mobile phones, and so on.

} just a person with a job .... these are people trying to support families

I have a job and a family, too. Must we take a back seat to uninvited strangers on the phone because their lives are somehow more important? Do we not work hard enough to deserve peace and protection from the barely legal theft by deception committed by commercial fundraisers and the handsomely paid executives of major ''charity'' groups? You expect us to stay cheerful and polite when *your annoying calls* and specious talk-off scripts are rudely interrupting *our* home lives to twist arms and yank heartstrings until we hand over cash to fraudulent causes?

My poor parents used to get these MoD calls two and three and five times a day for weeks on end during each campaign. They overlapped with other beggar campaigns from the same bolier room for several other charity clients, creating a continual stream of telephonic harassment all year round. Not one of those calls provided useful Caller ID or recorded messages. That would simply be too polite. Many were abandoned at three rings or the instant someone tried to answer, at a rate far exceeding the legal three percent allowance for call abandonment. This is not the behavior of struggling wage earners working to benefit anonymous vicitms of disease and handicaps. These are the acts of pushy carnival hawkers barely concealing their sales of intangible dreams behind abused provisions of federal law.

I said my parents ''used to'' endure this barrage. I helped them invoke their rights two years after my comments in this thread, by means which I'll describe separately. Meanwhile you're resurrecting this thread which has been dormant for the past three years to blindly hurl complaints at call recipients whom you feel are so unfairly punishing. I suspect a new MoD campaign is about to launch and yours is a pre-emptive strike to toss a wet blanket on the furious complaints anticipated.

Here's some fun reading for your next lunch break at the call center:

Complying with the Telemarketing Sales Rule
Charities and For-Profit Telemarketers Calling on Their Behalf
business.ftc.gov

May 25th, 2013 just me KY

First of all, they aren't calling for money. They're calling to ask you to volunteer. Second of all, the Do Not Call List actually covers the sale of goods and services, and not non-profit agencies, which is why they are allowed to call you. So educate yourselves...PLEASE. Also, keep in mind that the voice on the other end of the phone is just a person with a job, and it would be really nice if you could maybe be a little nicer to them. I'm sure that the anonymous value of the phone makes it easier to act like an ass, but try to remember that these are people trying to support families, and after spending a day on the phones making these calls to rude, uneducated, unnecessarily cruel people...you feel beat up. Let's remember that before treating someone like dirt on the phones, ok?

June 14th, 2010 Christie AL

This harrassment is ongoing in each situation listed. It is at this point (in my opinion) nothing short of "STALKING!" I have asked to be removed from the list (and was) for about 30 days. Then the multiple calls per day started again. I have helped March of Dimes many times in the past with charitable contributions and their "Mothers March" mailing. I will never give to this organization again in any manner whatsoever because of their unethical solicitaion practices. I am also considering hiring an attorney to file a legal complaint.
MOD needs to wise up.

December 16th, 2009 Annoying AZ

This thing calls me multiple times every day and there is never anyone there. Sometimes 914.740.1891 as well. Trying to figure out my phone's block feature.

November 5th, 2009 New View NC

Called today at 6:23 P.M. They are listed as The March of Dimes. It's obviously a
telemarking group soliciting funds to support March of Dimes. As a member of the
Do Not Call Registry, I have found it inadequate to get action by reporting the calls to that group. The best thing to do is to keep a record of the dates and time
of each call; when you have been annoyed sufficiently, report the calls to the
Attorney General for the state of New York (the area code from which these calls originate). Another, perhaps more quickly effective route, is to make a list of all the calls to your home and send your list to the Chief of Police in Westchester County,New York. You can do it by email if you locate the url address for the
Westchester County, New York Chief of Police. Send your data as a complaint.

November 5th, 2009 Annoyed NY

After receiving 4 calls in last two days I put those rat-bastads on call block using my trusty Panasonic phone.
If you don't have a phone that has caller block - get one!
You enter the number and after that, it rings ONCE when anyone on the list calls, then disconnects them.

It's better than doing nothing - which is exactly what the DNC service does... nothing.

October 28th, 2009 Ann OH

The telemarketing company working "on behalf" of March of Dimes also uses 914-740-1844 to place calls. Contact March of Dimes directly at 914-997-4565 to report these incessant phone calls. The March of Dimes office is aware that this telemarketer is harassing potential donors and will remove phone numbers from the telemarketer call list within 24-48 hours.

October 27th, 2009 Jeff IL

What the heck good is the Do not call list. They call everyday and I decided to answer today an tell them to take me off of their list and there was nobody there. Between these and Tele Europe 2 I am realy getting annoyed. It's to bad you don't have more control over your phone like email and be able to block spam.

October 23rd, 2009 mel WI

Answered today very frustrated and told them non to politely to take our number off the list. He asked me what list and I said March of Dimes. Now I know from reading below that it is a company hired to make these dang calls all day long. Guy sounded foreign to me. Who are we avoiding by being on the DNC list.

October 21st, 2009 Resident

To "Frustrated" and others, the seemingly dead calls are a result of a predictive dialer passing you by in search of a live human. It bears reminding that charities are among the FTC DNC exemptions, even if for-profit firms are involved in collections.

The boiler room Sharon is thinking of is Infocision, which has many charity groups for clients. It's a fair chance they ran the recent aggressive campaigns for Leukemia, Cancer, and Diabetes. March of Dimes has been handled by both Infocision and Americalist, so it's hard to say who's doing the carpet bombing without some file digging.

October 21st, 2009 sharon TX

A telemarketing company using March of Dimes caller id calls 2 - 3 times a day, even on Saturday and Sunday. They also use 914-740-1894. I suspect this is the same telemarketing company that has also used Leukemia Society and American Cancer Society to harass people with daily calls for weeks on end.

October 19th, 2009 C.H. FL

I too am sick of the calls from this number. It is aggravating - to the point where I turn off the phone now.

I have the information (researched toeay) to contact MOD and tell them what is happening, and explain that they need to fix the problem or it will backfire and they will start losing donations. (I'm sure they can check to see if it is one of the telephone numbers that they pay a phone bill for - or if it is part of a trunk line.)

I also plan on contacting my local service provider and seeing about getting a call trace put on the line (because according to the law, it is illegal for the harassment) and let them and law enforcement deal with it.

October 16th, 2009 dontbugme GA

Same story. Barage of calls lately from this number. NOONE is there when I answer. Once I hit the CID and called and got a recording from March of Dimes. Another time I did this, I got dead air. Its a darn shame. I used to support the March of Dimes. No more. If anyone has an idea of how to report them, I'd like to hear it.
Oh, I'm on the donotcall list too.

October 14th, 2009 hjfree FL

March of Dimes

October 13th, 2009 Wrong Tree FL

Constant barrage of phone calls seems to be computer generated. Very
tired of it. I am also on the do not call registry. If this is MOD they
are barking up the wrong tree, that possum done left.

October 7th, 2009 Frustrated VA

Like Resident, these people call 3 times a day (seemingly right at meal times) and called under the mask MOD for I don't know how long before that. I answered once and heard nothing. Is this a computer calling? Is this legal? Can anyone just set a computer up to call anyone at anytime and harass them, then not even be there when you answer? I called back because I read where you can get a voice message to be removed but I didn't get that.

This is harassment and should be considered as such. I'm on the do not call registry FWIW. I'll never give a penny to MOD, even if I had it!

October 7th, 2009 Resident

Calls almost daily, multiple times per day. Also recently originating from 914-740-1894 with same "March of Dimes" tag. Previously called 21 times in the last two weeks of Sep 2009 with obfuscating tag " MOD".


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.