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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




ala calls from 20 phone numbers:

202-349-2192 202-349-2194 202-349-2196 202-350-0188 202-350-0189 202-350-0286 202-350-0488 202-367-9696 202-370-1283 202-370-7283 202-391-0610 202-478-3943 202-607-2007 202-810-0581 202-810-0634 202-810-0781 205-408-4817 302-350-0188 407-358-6356 771-422-5188


(202) 367-9696

2 weeks ago   MO

Collection agency looking for debtor.

(202) 607-2007

February 9th, 2014 Royce TX

I keep getting robo-called from this number; no one ever answers and they hang up.

(202) 367-9696

February 3rd, 2014 Stephen Mencik MD

1 ring, then hangup.

(202) 349-2192

December 1st, 2013 frustrated NY

They don't even answer. If they want money they have to ask for it.

(202) 349-2194

November 30th, 2013 dk NY

They call every day. Never leave a message.

(202) 349-2196

November 14th, 2013 rs ME

American Lung Association. Estimate AT LEAST 40 calls in the past 6 weeks..calling as early as 8am, EVERY day, sometimes twice a day. HARASSMENT. They have promised to remove my # from their call list. If the calls restart, I will report every single call from the past month to donotcall.gov. They are delusional thinking ANYONE would give them money. Morons.

(202) 349-2194

November 14th, 2013 jf TX

no msg left

November 14th, 2013 xxx OH

I just picked the phone up & hung it right back up again.
Sick of these soliciting phone calls charity or not.

November 9th, 2013 m.kincer MI

i get sometimes 2 calls aday from ALA ph#202-3492194 this past sunday they called me 6pm in eve. i have sign up numerous time with donotcall.gov but continue to get these types of calls.

(202) 349-2192

November 6th, 2013 becnc NC

American Lung Association driving me crazy. They asked me to distribute their materials in the neighborhood years ago, which I did for several years. When they called the next year, I truthfully told them we were moving and I could not continue to do it. Not to mention, no one in the neighborhood responded to their request for donations and I do not like to bother my neighbors. Our move actually fell through, but surprise! No other neighbor volunteered to take over and they sent it to me anyway. And continue to call and send me the packet each year anyway. If I say "no", don't send me the packets to distrubute anyway. I now have a phone where I can block numbers. They call from a series of numbers, which vary by one digit. Most times, the caller id says ALA. This particular number says " private number". They must use it for people who do not answer when they do identify themselves on caller id as ALA. Ironic, because I am even less likely to answer a private number. They now call numerous times daily. And thankfully, it comes up "caller blocked" because I have that capability on my phone.

(202) 349-2196

November 1st, 2013 Barbara Hanly CA

Caller ID ALA called me twice at my work number

(202) 349-2192

October 29th, 2013 xxx OH

Caller has called 2 times & only lets the phone ring 2 times before hanging up.

(202) 349-2196

October 24th, 2013 boopsta PA


October 23rd, 2013 xxx OH

Caller hung up before my answer machine was done talking.
Caller ID only said Washington DC

October 17th, 2013 cc FL

GO AWAY! They call at least once a day. Who pays someone for calling a number that no one ever answers????

(202) 349-2194

October 7th, 2013 CC FL

They've called at least 4 times in the past few days - we never answer and they leave no message. Who pays people to continue to call people who never answer their calls??? What a waste of manpower.

(202) 349-2196

October 3rd, 2013 Joe FL

Unknown and hung up. I ordered a call block machine from amazon to be delivered next week holds 1500 numbers Can't wait.
next I want to use the zapper tone to zap my number from the master list. This is war.

(202) 349-2194

September 24th, 2013 BECNC

It's the American Lung Association, most likely wanting you to distribute their information throughout your neighborhood. If you do it once, they call you forever. They also call from a slightly different number (202)349-2196.

September 3rd, 2013 carol OH

We get a call from this number or a similar number (last digit is either 2, 4, or 6) and there is never anyone there. This morning I called the number 202-349-2194 and heard a tape recording saying I'd reached the American Lung Association! grrr. We do give to them as my husband had lung cancer, but we will no longer do that.

August 31st, 2013 Roba WA

2nd call from this number came in on 8-30-2013 at 4:28 p.m. Very annoying.

August 31st, 2013 Roba WA

They called on 8-27-2013 at 3:29 p.m.. I did not answer because I do not know the number.

August 22nd, 2013 JR FL

American Lung Association asking to help raise awareness, I hung up before getting the whole spiel.

August 22nd, 2013 Ann NY

If they're a real organization raising funds, why are they calling after 9PM w/ a Caller ID that says "Anonymous"?

August 17th, 2013 Cap VT

ALA shown on caller ID; no idea who they are other than obviously scam scumbags as on 2013-08-16 close to the same time the exact same number except the last digit was 6 verses 4 with ALA also with no message.

August 15th, 2013 J Kelly AL

Called but no one on line.

(407) 358-6356

August 2nd, 2013 Samantha FL

This numbers calls every single day, doesn't leave message, just repeats the calls. I don't know who they are but they are getting under my skin fast!

August 1st, 2013 Mrs B FL

Wanted to come by my house for a free no obligation home energy inspection on the weekend! O how nice they are willing to come to my home on the weekend to case the place. These folks are just going through the phone book. I tried to call the number back just to see and of course the number is out of service.
A word of caution to all- I got a call a few weeks ago a different number different scam about my my computer. They wanted me to type commands into my computer because I had a virus. I just hung up! Seems like scammers are on the rise. No company is going to call and do you a favor!! Call your companies yourself.

June 24th, 2013 No FL

Asked if this is .....then hung up (female)

June 24th, 2013 SP FL

Caller ID says Apopka, FL. Does not leave a message. When I dialed back, recording aaid "this number is not in service." Clever bastards! How do they get past the DNC list?

June 21st, 2013 L Adams FL

Caller claimed to be offering services of an energy audit, informed me of a psc rate hike and how much money it is costing me not to have the audit. I declined the audit offer and hung up.

June 18th, 2013 media member FL

Funny (not) how some calls are showing up "FLORIDA" & others FIA Card Services....this is a spoofed number...scammers using better technology than the gov't, which can't keep up with all these annoying little snarks. NEVER answer a call you don't recognize from caller I.D., and NEVER call an unknown number back! In the "old" days you'd call and go "I just missed your call." Now if you do so, you're actually being traced (even though the message says number not in service) and telling scammers you are indeed a working number.

June 11th, 2013 Chief Redfish FL

Saw on called ID. Did not answer. Caller hung up midway through voice mail message. Thank goodness for Caller ID. We have trained ourselves to NEVER connect to unknown callers.

June 10th, 2013 JC FL

This number called two days in a row and no one ever got on. Very annoying since the Do Not Call registry has not stopped any of these silly spam calls.

June 10th, 2013 ron FL

scam call from woman to state that Duke Energy prices will be going up next month and calling to schedule a energy inspection of our house. Duke tells me they didn't call. It's a scam

May 16th, 2013 Helen FL

This is interesting reading the terms of FIA Card Services - they do share your info with non-affiliate companies! This starts 45 days after they end the terms notice. You can stop but have to contact them!! Just google FIA card services and there's lots of info and details on complaints and bad practice!

May 16th, 2013 Helen FL

Think from researching that they my be connected to lower credit credit interest scam etc. Those calls come from 407-358-9999. If you call either of the numbers back they both have identical voice-mail message saying the lines are out of service!! I do not answer these calls and no message was left! In addition to this & th othet number I quoted they also call from these numbers apparently: 302-458-4898 302-458-4702 814-234-7657 877-719-8011 407-358-6356

(202) 478-3943

April 29th, 2013 barack HI

Same thing, one call every day for the past month.
Caller ID says from Washington or something new today, "United Nations"
Its a phone phishing scam of some sort.

(202) 370-7283

March 29th, 2013 GOTCHA MA

They called for the SIXTH time in FIVE DAYS today; THIS time on GOOD FRIDAY. I was home, getting ready for out of town guests. I finally decided to ANSWER this call, even though I usually IGNORE them, to CONFRONT these SELFISH GREEDY SOBs.

The girl who answered my "WHAT do you want?" tried to so quickly give her name and the NAME OF THE TELEMARKETER SHE WORKS FOR, that i couldn't catch it. She IMMEDIATELY went into her SCRIPTED SPIEL "on BEHALF OF 'The American Lung Association'." I STOPPED her and INSISTED on her Name/COMPANY before she went any further. She AGAIN talked TOO SOFTLY for me to hear when revealing this and started once more on her script.

I stopped her once more and VERY FIRMLY INSISTED on her SLOWLY, LOUDLY and CLEARLY telling me her name. She stated she was "CARLA PELLAGRINA (or PELLAGRINI) and the name of her TELEMARKETING COMPANY IS "INFOCISION".

I informed her that I am on the DNC List and DID NOT WISH TO BE TELEMARKETED, to which she replied they were 'exempt.' HOWEVER, when I FIRMLY INSISTED that I had THE RIGHT To DEMAND that even a 'non-profit' NOT TELEMARKET ME, especially if I so INDICATED TO HER, she HAD to take me off the list.
She 'agreed' to do so, but I'm not sure how honest or compliant they will be. HOWEVER, I NOW have a TELEMARKETING COMPANY NAME to go along with these numbers and I have already put in ANOTHER complaint against this company.

I HAVE donated to ALA in the past - BUT NEVER AGAIN. I'm pretty sure I INDICATED TO THEM - ON MY CHECK, in fact - THAT THEY WERE **NEVER** TO TELEMARKET ME, EVER, despite that donation. SO, they have VIOLATED those terms from the beginning and I intend to pursue this further with letters to ALA with a cc to the FTC/FCC.


(202) 350-0189

March 27th, 2013 SICKOFIT MA

have gotten THREE CALLS for the past three days, but All from DIFFERENT EXCHANGES and numbers within the "202" (Washington, DC) area code.

202-391-0618 6:00 PM 3/25/13
202-370-7283 8:54 *AM* 3/26/13
202-350-0189 at 9:39 *AM* 3/27/13

I SINCERELY DOUBT this is "legitimate" but is LIKELY at BEST a TELEMARKETER and at WORST a SCAMMER who is POSING as "American Lung Association" using SPOOFED NUMBERS to gain sympathy and SCAM PEOPLE out of their credit card numbers, IDENTITIES and, at the very least, their TIME.

(202) 370-7283

March 11th, 2013 yeap my name CT

yeap my message

(202) 478-3943

March 7th, 2013 Sara IL

This number and/or 202-350-0414 have called my house 3/7/2013, 3/6/2013, 3/5/2013, 3/4/2013, 3/3/2013, 3/2/2013, 3/1/2013, Every day since 2/21/2013 which is as far back as my caller ID goes. I'm thinking I'll drop home phone service. It's just not worth it.

(202) 350-0189

February 28th, 2013 CLEOH OH

American Lung Association calls at least once a year, always on different numbers. They call almost every day and are now ringing before 9:00 a.m. and on Sunday. I have discontinued donating to this charity and have a friend who has done likewise because of their annoying calls.

(202) 370-7283

February 28th, 2013 sh IL

calls repeatedly and hangs up as soon as machine picks up...

February 28th, 2013 sh IL

calls repeatedly and hangs up as soon as machine picks up...

February 28th, 2013 sh IL

calls repeatedly and hangs up as soon as machine picks up...

(202) 350-0189

February 28th, 2013 SH IL

Repeated phone calls that hang up when the machine picks up. Called at 8:01am in the morning and late at night. VERY FRUSTRATING!!

February 25th, 2013 wtf PA

Caller id only showed the number. I answered, but heard nothing. (they hadn't hung up, though) I hung up on them when nobody spoke to me. I'm getting calls from similar numbers as well... their in for a surprise...I'm dumping phone service soon.

(202) 370-7283

February 24th, 2013 cw IA

national lung disease

February 22nd, 2013 Debbie

VERY annoying to get repeated calls from this number and other (202) numbers showing ALA...in spite of being on the "do not call" list!!!

(202) 350-0189

February 19th, 2013 schung FL

i got a call but did not answer

(202) 370-7283

February 16th, 2013 P VA

American Lung Association asking I to send letters to neighbors for money

February 9th, 2013 SMK MD

They call several times a day - no message - annoying!

(202) 350-0189

January 17th, 2013 surferdude IL

They want me to re-mail their fund raising letters to my neighbors. They had previously called twice before and always hung up when I answered.

(202) 370-7283

January 16th, 2013 Charlotte PA

They call at least twice/day and just a dial tone. Persistent and annoying!!!!!

(202) 810-0781

January 7th, 2013 ROB NY

okay, people!!! you ALL want to know why you got this number calling you all the time AND then hang up? let me reveal the truly answer to all of you, I WORK in " ALA ", and all of our stuffs here have to call many clients or non-clients to for certain amount every days, THAT is our jobs, we are sorry to pick on you guys to call, but we have to do this or we will get fired, i mean, we all got kids, and we need to feed them. and that explain all... that is life!! you people stop complaining, beside you can't STOP us, DumAss, we are big company with many telephone lines, how mnay can you stop? Answer is YOU CAN'T!!! that is life , so Accept that. PS: you will do the same thing if you were us!

(202) 810-0634

January 6th, 2013 Jeannie MI

They call every day for several days in a row. When home I answered, no one on the line.

(202) 810-0581

November 30th, 2012 nh CO

It's the American Lung Assn, they're non-profit

November 29th, 2012 Port Orchard WA

Same name ALA called later from different number

(202) 810-0634

November 25th, 2012 Tomster KS

Has called numerous times and doesn't leave a message. Calls sometimes 3 times a day. Caller either hangs up or call disconnects the instant the answering machine picks up.

(202) 810-0781

October 10th, 2012 Nan KS

I'm getting at least one call a day and sometimes more than one. Wondering if it's a political call. I don't answer numbers I don't know, or names I don't recognize.

(202) 350-0488

September 19th, 2012 ALA Fraud MN

The reason a large portion of the people are having trouble with this number is because this number is being "Spoofed" by Delta Outsource Group, a collection agency located in O'Fallon, MO. They will try and gather enough information to create an account. Many bank accounts have been drained by this establishment and many "Spoofed" phone numbers have been fraudulently used to aquire information.
This not only hurts people by the harrassment, but also hurts the establishment that the number belongs to.

Note: Insight Services is affiliated with Delta Outsource Group.

(202) 350-0188

September 6th, 2012 J smith MD

rang but no answer

(205) 408-4817

October 2nd, 2009 rs ME

TRY A LOUD WHISTLE! SERIOUSLY! After weeks and weeks of constant calls, EVERY DAY including sat/Sun, sometimes 8am, (I work late nights..), sometimes after 9pm, sometimes 2 in 2 hours..I wrote to them nicely, and asked that they STOP, and get me off their list, and that furthermore I'd NEVER subscribe again to the magazine they were likely calling about. Still the calls went on for many MORE weeks.. and when I'd answer the phone waiting for a live human being, no one would ever pick up. So did the whistle work? Finally after many tries at picking up, an actual human voice said hello, and I used the whistle. It's been nearly a week and not another call. Too bad to have to resort to such a mean method BUT if these idiots have driven you as crazy as they have me, and have ignored your requests to stop..well.....

October 24th, 2008 bc456 CA

If Ebsco Teleservices is calling you and hanging up on you please submit a comp;laint to the Federal Trade Commission. You can suse the company for harassment if they are calling you and hanging up. To Ebsco Teleservices you are violating state and federal law.
You must state the purpose of your calls and you can not hang up or you are subject to civil damages. Check the state and federal laws.

September 29th, 2008 birook GA

hola como estas

August 14th, 2008 Lil Abner

Well, that 2008-07-07 msg from "EBSCO Tele" might have been legit. I just called their toll-free number 800-456-5105, and a pleasant woman cheerfully agreed to put my number on their DNC list. Only time will tell if that's true, but the process was painless.

July 7th, 2008 EBSCO Tele AL

In order to provide better service, EBSCO TeleServices is expanding its inbound Customer Service hours to include more evening and weekend coverage. This change means we will be much more available to answer incoming calls for those wondering why we are calling them. To review, EBSCO TeleServices makes calls on behalf of a variety of ( mostly ) publishers to make special offers on magazine renewals to current or recent customers. This type of calling is allowed to those on the National and most State "Do Not Call" lists. If you would like to be taken off the calling list, simply let us know and we will stop the calls in a reasonable amount of time ( usually 1-2 business days ). If you are curious as to what magazine we are calling about and would like to know what specaial offer is available, we can handle that also. To enact this change, as of Monday July 7th, we will be changing the number being broadcast on our Caller ID to: 330-492-2913 and taking the inbound calls out of our Canton, Ohio location which is in the Eastern Time zone.

July 2nd, 2008 webbs WI

I keep getting these calls. I just pretend I am getting "some" or try to sell them insurance or ask them "are you happy in your current job" and try to hire them for my telemarketing company! F*** 'em!!!

July 1st, 2008 DONNA WY

We have been receiving upwards of 3 calls per day or night for the last 3 months. we we answer the phone no one is there. Very annoying, not only would we NEVER do business with them, we have contact the magazines that we subscribe to, to complain to them about it.

June 27th, 2008 WHY WHY WHY OH

They call everyday and hang up. I looked up the president's number online it is 1-800-653-2726 x2211, Tim Collins. I suggest you call him to find out what is going on.

June 24th, 2008 Sheri

Get calls about 3 times a day for about a month. Yesterday morning got one at 7:57 am. On DNC list but I guess they don't have to follow that. Usually the last call of the day is anywhere between 8pm - 9pm. Very annoying!

June 19th, 2008 Angi MO

keeps calling and i never answer and they may or may not speak and then hang up. call at least twice a day!

June 17th, 2008 Anne MN

I was getting this company calling three to four times per day at different times. Finally I picked up one evening and a woman answered and asked for a another person. I told her they didn't live there and she had the wrong number. She hasn't called back. Wonder how long this stroke of luck will last before they start again.

June 17th, 2008 Anne MN

I was getting these calls showing up on my caller ID three sometimes four times a day at different hours. Finally I pick up and answered and a woman ask for a name and I told her they didn't live here she had the wrong number. She hasn't called back. Interesting to see before how long it starts again. Good luck with this one it is a real pain.

June 16th, 2008 Kelly CA

Thank you John (below). This a magazine renewal company. Main number is 205-991-6600. They call every Sunday morning at 7:30AM. They say they is their legal right to do so.....but they are closed Sat & Sun.

June 10th, 2008 Crys WA

SQL Server magazine subscription renewal.

June 5th, 2008 fedup CA

This is their telemarketing group that makes all these calls. Maybe if everyone called Robert they might get the hint. OH yeah don't leave a message and call over anc over again. They also have a website.


Robert Prosise,
Vice President and
General Manager

4150 Belden Village Avenue Northwest
Suite 401
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 492-5105
Toll Free: (800) 456-5105
Fax: (330) 492-5205

June 2nd, 2008 GonzoBastard HI

Ebsco Industries Inc,
5724 hwy 280 east
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
United States
Telephone #: (205) 980-6726
Fax #: (205) 980-5607

Rebecca C. Walden
Corporate Communications

Ree Sherer
General Manager
PO Box 2543
Birmingham, AL 35202-2543
Business Phone: (205) 991-1211
Toll Free Phone: (800) 633-4604
Fax Number: (205) 995-1613

June 1st, 2008 JIm OH

They have been calling me everyday for the past week but because i have unfortunately worked for a similar company many years back i knew how to stop them from calling. Pick up the phone when they call and if someone is actually on the other end don't yell or cus out the person because it will most likely be a young kid who can simply just put you on their callback list and not care. Politely ask for the supervisor there and ask him or her to put your number on their do not call list. Thats all you have to say. Then if they keep on calling you can go ahead and make some easy cash.

May 31st, 2008 Cindy MD

This number is automatically NOT picked up when it rings...which it does on a daily basis at any old time. REALLY PISSES ME OFF. Sorry telemarketers, but when your company is added to the DONOTCALLLIST, and you call anyway, I take it personally :-P

May 31st, 2008 Sandra

Calls faithfully every week night and Sunday morning. Leaves no message and delayed answer when you pick it up.

May 30th, 2008 Kristin

I called this number Main line: (205) 991-6600 and asked them to take me off their list and all i had to provide them with is my phone number. she said it takes up to 48 hours so we will see what happens!

May 24th, 2008 Linda Evans

I get a caller id from this number frequently and at times it rings when I'm home. It's annoying and with my number listed on the Do Not Call list I don't understand. How can I stop this call from coming?

May 23rd, 2008 pam

What do you want? Not interested!!! No message, just annoying. Am on do not call list!! Stop! Stop! Stop!!!

May 21st, 2008 dnc GA

These people are telemarketers trying to renew magazine subscriptions. They are going about it in a stupid way and i will not be renewing my subscription because of them, they pissed me off with the calls. Call 1-330-492-5105 to have your number removed from list. They will ask for your name but only you number is needed to be removed from list you don't have to give them your name...... I hope this helps. Thanks Jonesy for your post!!!

May 13th, 2008 Sue MA

Read the entries to figure out who they were, and then called to tell them to take me off their list. Very polite person answered on 2nd ring and promised to remove me... we'll see.

April 29th, 2008 Chad WI

Don't know what they wanted because I was not home. The only thing on the answering machine was a female asking for me by my full name.

April 27th, 2008 csv MI

I ask what is this for? He hung up

April 27th, 2008 Anonyme ON Canada

My friendkeeps getting his call from this dude from limewire...he alwayswants to talk to her but her mom answers and sh's never there when he calls.. if sme one from "limewire" call with an englang type of voice tell hi to call you cell and then ou can go se you bill online and they say who it s because he does *64..which makes your call unknown to *69...just dont lethem intemadate you....

April 25th, 2008 tired mom TN

I called the number back and told them to stop calling and they said they would remove me from their list. It is a legit company and DNC list is not good as it is related to a magazine you have previously subscribed to. Call them back and have them remove your number.

April 22nd, 2008 Chris

They are an awesome group. I called the number back and renewed my subscription at a lower rate than the publisher was offering. I highly recommed

April 18th, 2008 bugged PA

Persistent caller called about an Equine magazine subscription renewal and asked for my credit card number. Told them I do renewals by mail and not over the phone. So now I'll report this company to donotcall.gov.
I doubt that it would do anything.

April 16th, 2008 Gene WI

They called after 9 pm. I thought they couldnt call after 9 pm
They called twice today.

April 12th, 2008 Jon

Allen Powell,

Division Headquarters
5724 Highway 280 East
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: (205) 980-5623
Fax: (205) 995-1518

April 10th, 2008 DirtyEd

Answered - no one responded - hung up.
Entered number into the "Phone Tray Free" program. Won't hear from them again!

April 9th, 2008 john TN

persistent caller. does not respond

April 9th, 2008 STAFF OK


April 8th, 2008 Margaret GA

I get a call from this number about 4 times a week. Is there anyway to stop this? I am on the no call list.

April 8th, 2008 shan IL

really weird they know my name

March 30th, 2008 Mary TX

How can we get these lunatics to quit calling two or three times a day. I have repeatly told them to quit calling us. We are on the DNC list and that doesn't even work. If the DNC list isn't going to monitor this then they need to refund everyone their $5 they pitched it be on this list

March 30th, 2008 KATHERINE OH


March 29th, 2008 richard

unknown caller 2008-03-29 Alabama is all that was on the I.D.

March 28th, 2008 SJ MA

Thgis is supposedly EBSCO Insudtries. I called them back this morning and asked them to please remove my number from their call list. The woman who answered said okay, but I am still getting calls this afternoon.

March 27th, 2008 G NY

They call daily and only ever say 'Hello' once, if at all, and then hang up. I'm on the DNC, and have used Ebsco's online form to complain. No response, and they keep calling.

Whatever it is they were selling, not only wouldn't I buy any, I'd tell everyone I know not to buy any either.

March 19th, 2008 gene

sick of being called,on DNC list.

March 19th, 2008 Stefan

Called again, no one one the line!!!

March 19th, 2008 hsb

They called me to renew my BusinessWeek subscription.

March 18th, 2008 Irritated MO

I didn't answer this morning, but I realized that it's the same number that called me yesterday afternoon.

A woman called from this number and asked "May I speak with ---?" I don't recall the name; at the time I just assumed it was a wrong number.

I told them "I'm sorry, you have the wrong number."

The woman asked, "Oh? Isn't this Auto ---?" Again, I don't recall what she said -- it sounded like she was asking about an auto company of some sort.

I told her again that she had she wrong number, and said, "Oh, I apologize" -- but she didn't sound very sincere.

I just called the number -- a man answered and said something that sounded like "(something) Intel Services" -- it didn't sound like "EBSCO Industries." However, I'm not wasting any more time on this. Why do these people bother repeatedly calling? What exactly is the point? I'm reporting them to the National Do Not Call registry, etc.

March 18th, 2008 bill NY

We should all start calling them and bitching them out

March 17th, 2008 G NY

Despite my very obvious voicemail greeting, message contained male voice saying "Hello? Hello? Hello?"

March 16th, 2008 Judith NY

Ebsco has been calling every other night at 8:30, and today, Sunday at 1:30 in the afternoon. I never pick up, but they keep calling anyway. How do I get rid of them?

March 16th, 2008 Jonesy OH

Real people answer here...

The person responsible for these calls is:
Robert Prosise,
Vice President and
General Manager
EBSCO TeleServices

4150 Belden Village Avenue Northwest
Suite 401
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 492-5105
Toll Free: (800) 456-5105
Fax: (330) 492-5205

...but we'll see.

March 13th, 2008 Mark FL

These guys have called us every day for the past couple of weeks, the same time every day. We screen calls to only #'s recognize. They never leave a message. We've been on the DNC for many years.

March 13th, 2008 DR AL

DIDN'T ANSWER. CALL AT 7:45PM, MAR 12, 2008.

March 9th, 2008 Kathryn VA

They call at least once a day; generally more. Really annoying

March 6th, 2008 dl109 RI

Called tonight for some Missy person. That might explain the cheerleader magazine thing. Anyway, I messed with her and told her she was in my basement tied up. All she could muster was "oh, um, oh, uuuuhhhh" then hung up. Hehehe!

March 5th, 2008 Jackie

If you go to their website www.ebscoind.com there is a contact form. I filled it out and asked that they do not call. I am on the DNC list and they should respect that.
I request they remove my phone number from their call lists. I don't know if that will work, but its worth the shot.

March 5th, 2008 Kurt WI

They've called me every day for a couple of weeks now, usually it rings once or twice, or there is nobody there.
I called them back today and asked them to take my number off their list. They said it will take 48 hours, but hopefully it will work.

March 4th, 2008 Lori FL

They are calling because a magazine you are getting is up for a renewal. Since you have subscribed to the magazine, being on the no call list is not effective. We have been answering the calls and it seemed like no one was there so we would hang up. I finally called the number today. I talked to a very nice lady that said they where calling because we have 3 magazine

March 3rd, 2008 Tammy NY

I am calling them back,and going to keep calling - let's see how they like it! As the previous post commented, they call every night 6-9pm- it is so annoying! Get a clue, if i don't answer after calling several times - give up!

March 3rd, 2008 Laurilee OR

Called several times for two months.
01/25/08 6:24 pm
02/27/08 12:12 pm
02/28/08 10:05 am
02/29/08 10:35 am
03/03/08 10:59 am

I read several other posts on this site and phoned Ebsco Industries at (205) 991-6600 and asked that my number be put on the Do-Not-Call list. They said it takes approx. 48 hours. I will let you all know if they stop calling.

March 3rd, 2008 Brooks VA

They call everyday, even on Sunday. They have been calling everyday this year.

March 3rd, 2008 Travis Libich NE

they keep calling my house and no one is there when I pick it up

March 1st, 2008 Cathy

The DNC list allows companies you've done business with to contact you. If you have a magazine subscription for one of the magazines Ebsco Industries works with, they are not doing anything wrong by calling people on the DNC list. I suspect they are calling about a magazine subscription that I just let expire. As with most telemarketers, the first few calls are just from the computer trying to find out when you're home (no one there when you answer) before a real person calls. That doesn't make the calls any less annoying, but for those of you freaking out about the DNC list, I guess you didn't read the fine print when you signed up. Next time they call (and I know they will) I think I'm going to give the phone to my 15 month old. :)

February 29th, 2008 pat NY

2-29-2008 alabama in caller id window, just hangs up

February 29th, 2008 Bruce UT

They have called every night for over a week, I just don't answer! Very Annoying!

February 29th, 2008 Jim C. CO

Have been calling constantly every day. Some kind of marketing firm. I finally got tired and put them on my FO-ES&D list on the telephone.

February 29th, 2008 Margaret CT

They call all hours of the night.

February 28th, 2008 dl109 RI

American Cheerleader magazine. They want to me to renew my supposed subscription. What is a 250+ man going to do with a magazine teaching cheerleader flips????? God I'm fat!

February 27th, 2008 Rachel MA

I have received a call from here as well...it is a telemarketing company for magazine subscriptions (that is what it says on the voice mail when you call back)

February 24th, 2008 Dave TC MN

Recieved call Sunday Feb 24 @ 1:35 PM CST. Did not identify, unable to return call. We are on the federal do not call list. Will pursue further if it persists...

February 21st, 2008 G.Wageman

This number comes up at least once a day on my caller id. I let my machine take it and as soon as they hear my message they hang up. The state I live in has a no-call list for telemarketers,but somehow they make it through. Unless I recognize the number on my caller id,will let the machine always take it. 02/21/08

February 21st, 2008 LJQ

They have called me for last several days, I never pick up and they never leave a message. Am on the DNC list also.

February 18th, 2008 pat

they phone at all hours and everyday

February 17th, 2008 Jennifer TX

2 Calls today, about 2 hours between the 2 calls. Asks for my husband, and when I ask to take a message because he wasen't avaliable, she said she would call back and hung up before I could even say anything. I tried to call the # back but it was busy. I kept hitting redial and finially it rang but no answer.

February 14th, 2008 Sam KY

three calls from this number identified as Ebsco Industrie. Not answered. Who are they and what do they want?

February 13th, 2008 jim MD

Please - how do you get them to stop calling - it is so annoying to try to answer the phone and find no one there or a messaged left

February 13th, 2008 BLK MI

I talked with them twice. They wanted me to resubscribe to a magazine and wanted my credit card information. I said i was not willing to give them that but send me something in the mail. They called back a week later wanting my credit card info again. I received a letter in the mail stating they paid "in good faith" my subscription so it would not run out and wanted me to return an invoice again with my credit info. I hate people like this.

February 7th, 2008 Mary

I called them today, they are a magazine renewal company. They put me on a do not call list. I am hoping it is resolved. I voiced my irritation at being called daily with no-one on the other end of the phone. They said I should be all set. Good luck to you all, you may want to call, maybe with enough complaints they will change there company procedures.

February 7th, 2008 Mary

This call comes everyday for about a month now. Does anyone know what is going on with it?

February 3rd, 2008 dabobber OH

Calls every day including Sunday.....never leaves a voice mail.

February 1st, 2008 Paul WA

This is getting old. EBSCO has been calling my phone for the last 2 weeks,Every night At dinner time!!!!!! How do we stop this? not a good start for 2008.

January 31st, 2008 Sherry

They have called me every night between 8:20 and 8:45 MST weeknights and weekends for over two months now. They hang up when my machine answers or one of us does. VERY annoying.

January 31st, 2008 Susan

I received a call tonight from Ebsco Industries. I figured out why you all are saying that they aren't there when they answer. It's a telemarketer, so there's a "lag" between the time you answer and they start talking. Not sure why. That's how I can always tell if it's not a legitimate call from someone you know. Anywho, it was about a magazine subscription my husband had through a school fund raiser. It had lapsed, so Four Wheeler magazine had referred our name to them. They WILL be hearing from me! I don't want no stinkin' magazines!

January 30th, 2008 Lynnie VT

Call every night and sometimes during the day, too! Just says Alabama...so we don't answer!

January 29th, 2008 mtnpotter GA

What happened to the "Do Not Call List"?? They don't leave any message, either!! Persistently calls in evening weekdays between 6 and 9 p.m. EST. Called on Saturday a.m. around 8:30.

January 27th, 2008 Jon J OR

I have enabled "Selective" call forwarding so when 205-408-4817 calls it is forwarded to their corprate office @ 1-205-991-6600. If enough people did this - - they would at least have to change their number. See how they like this one! and if they have caller ID it will show up as EBSCO calling :-)

January 25th, 2008 Derek

called me by first and last name at 7:57pm and hung up

January 25th, 2008 cd


January 23rd, 2008 Steven Ross MN

These guys are magazine telemarketers...

January 21st, 2008 Ralph Little KS

I am on the no call list and have received numerous calls from this number. When you answwer there is no one on the line, only clicking sounds.

January 19th, 2008 Myra CO

I followed the link below, to EBSCO Industries. I clicked their 'Contact Us' link and sent them an email to stop immediately. They were also reported to the DNC people. I told them in the email, if they contact me again, I will report them to the FTC, BBB, Attorney General and whoever else I felt like reporting them to. Tired of being harrassed by people who are not on the other end of their daily phone call (which has been going on for days) or any company or person that cannot be identified.

January 17th, 2008 mp

3 times today, Mon-Sat, for 2 solid weeks...

January 17th, 2008 DUCE NH

ebsco is a telemarketing company representing magazine comp. They get you name from any mag. you may have subscribed to. In my case , Field & Stream.
Email them at ets@ebsco.com and request them to remove your name from their mailing list. Then email yor magazine company and tell them you will NOT subscibe to them because of their policy to give/sell your name to telemarketers.
It worked for me

January 16th, 2008 Jimt CA

Here's a contact that worked for me to stop the calls.

Harlan W. Whitfield
EBSCO TeleServices
Assistant Daily Operations Manager
Toll-free: 1-800-243-7616
Phone: 205-408-4850
Fax: 205-980-6741
e-mail: hwhitfield@ebsco.com

January 15th, 2008 work4hire OH

Because you purchased the magazine the registry does not apply to them. it only applies to companies that are trying to sell you something new. basically they are calling you as a favor to remind you that your subscription is up for renewel not to sell you a dirt devil so its technically not soliciting. if they were breaking any laws then people wouldn't be "whining" for two years straight about being on the list and still getting calls.

January 15th, 2008 Melissa KS

How are they getting by the Do Not Call Registry?

January 15th, 2008 work4hire OH

Ok so heres the thing...they call using an automated dialer so when you pick up the phone and no one answers its because the computer hasn't patched it through to the tsr. If you hang up before the patch through then the computer puts you back in the system for a call back. to stop this simply be patient and wait for someone to answer. As for the "Hello...hello" messages on your machine its because the computer thinks its a person on the line and sends it through to the tsr, sometimes after the beep. and as someone already stated in a previous post it doesnt matter if your on the DNC list because you paid for the magazine so they can call you all they want. However if you dont want anymore calls then answer the phone, be patient, and politely ask to be taken off of the list. it's a simple three step process and its also very effective.

January 14th, 2008 Tim WI

i called them back many times over and over agian to sell them pads of paper but they didn't want anything to do with me i said that how your calls are to americans so stop calling us... i'll call back tomarrow and see if there fridge is running. lol
hell ya got to have fun with it
i feel for the ones that call me. hahha

January 14th, 2008 Dot TX

These people call constantly and I refuse to answer. I looked them up on a google search and they list themselves as a multi-functioning business. I have no idea why a company from Alabama would be calling people in Oregon and not leave any kind of message.

January 14th, 2008 Patti Anne CA

I am on the Do Not Call list. Number has now been blocked by me. Caller ID states it is a "Alabama Call".

January 13th, 2008 Andrea MI

A woman keeps leaving messages on my parent's answering machine that say "Hello, is Andrea in?, Hello? Hello?" and then she hangs up! How annoying!

January 9th, 2008 RDHuggins TX

Calling our house 2 to 3 times each day. Very aggravating. How do I get them to stop calling? No one is ever on the line that I can tell to stop calling!

January 6th, 2008 Robert NV

This company called and did not identify themselves. I returned the call and it is a fax number. Called ID showed "UNKNOWN". A persistent caller.

January 6th, 2008 Barbara CA

This number calls every day, even weekends.

January 6th, 2008 Meredith ME

Very annoying. When I called this number, I got a fax machine. How do I reach these people? I am on the DNC list, as well.

January 5th, 2008 christina CA

calls everyday several times a day

January 2nd, 2008 Knowitall TX

Hey dipsh*t. A work number is a commercial line hence, the DNC laws don't apply

December 29th, 2007 Andrew GA

On my voice mail the guy said "Hello could I please speak to Andrew" then hung up Why he asked to speak to me on my answering machine I don't know. :)

December 23rd, 2007 eddo CA

Ditto for much of the same comments from other reports. I'm favoring Vito's suggestion regarding "waxed". Anyone have friends at a nuclear missile site close to Alabama?

December 21st, 2007 Steve NJ

Annoying caller. Calls every evening and then is not there.

December 21st, 2007 Lalfie

Thank you for this website.... what an annoyance
I called the VP guy per your info, they will put me on a "DO NOT CALL LIST".
4 different office do this...

I have been cursing at them for past couple nights...

December 19th, 2007 Jeff

They've been calling just about everyday around 10:00AM EST for a couple of weeks now, and never leave a message.

I have a magazine subscription that I have not renewed (and am not planning to), so I assume that thay are calling to "convince" me to renew. Unfortunately, since they are probably calling about a subscription that I had paid for, they don't have to worry about the DNC list.

December 18th, 2007 Judy WI

Numerous calls within the last week

December 15th, 2007 Myk Hamlin MN

Interesting reading. We have received a call a day for about two weeks. Reading the FTC comments prompted me to read FTC guidelines. It appears that this company violates those guidelines. I wonder why the FTC has not curtailed them considering the number of people who have contacted them.

December 11th, 2007 Jim FL

We are on the no call list but get several calls everyday from Epsco.Rings twice- if you answer no one is thier. One time someone asked for my wife by name then phone went dead

December 11th, 2007 mark NY

When their number appears I don't answer believing it's some scam / telemarker. When the phone ID doesn't show a number I for the most part will answer, but been getting a lot of hang ups when I do. So since I have vonage I checked vonage website and discoverd EBSCO INDUSTRIE. They don't leave a message when they get my machine, they hang up when I answer - sounds like the government, lol

December 11th, 2007 Greg

Who ever these people are, they call once day -- sometimes twice a day -- Monday to Saturday. They leave no message. Impossible to believe that they are legit. Sometimes they call from a toll-free phone or a blocked number.

December 10th, 2007 Tom GA

They never leave a message on the answering machine but call every day. I searched on the caller ID name and found the following website: www.ebscoind.com Their phone number has the same area code as the caller ID number, and they have the following description as one of their businesses: "subscription provider for more than 300,000 title listings from more than 78,000 publishers worldwide". I'm assuming they're calling me to renew one of the magazine subscriptions that I've let lapse.

December 9th, 2007 Fred FL

These are extremely annoying calls. They call three to four times a day. No messages are left and I have ignored them all and will continue to do so. I am on the state DNC list

December 8th, 2007 Chris CT

Magazine sales

December 5th, 2007 Grace MI

who are theses people and do they keep calling me?

December 1st, 2007 Kathryn Barnett FL

I do not answer these calls, but they come 3-4 times a day, sometimes right after each other. It is very annoying. I have been on the " do not call" registry since its inception. I called this number and it had something to do with magazine subscriptions.

December 1st, 2007 Bruce

Telemarketing company for magazine renewals.

Everyone reading this post, please file a complaint at
Name of Company: Ebsco Industries
Calling Phone Number: 205-408-4817

They have called my house 1-2x per day for last 2 weeks.

November 28th, 2007 Liz PA

Very Persistant caller never leaves message on answering machine

November 27th, 2007 Michaela TX

thes people are so annoying they keep calling non stop

November 25th, 2007 Steve VA

Calls several times a day, never anyone on the line. Requests to be removed from their phone lists have been ignored. I just finished filing a complaint at donotcall.gov and encourage everyone else to do the same.

November 22nd, 2007 PK TX

I called the number and it was busy 5 minutes later when I returned the call.

November 21st, 2007 DENNIS CO

We called ebsco teleService @330-492-5105 tonight at 9pm mountain time. Phone was answered by a woman who was polite and said that she would have our number removed when we complained about their annoying calls. I guess we'll find out if the calls stop now.

November 21st, 2007 Bob in NY NY

After filing a complaint with the BBB, the calls stopped. In the response from Harlan W. Whitfield it says to call 1-800-243-7616 8am - 4:15 pm CST if problems are not resolved. I am now on their do not call list. Noone should have to go through this annoyance, but I hope it helps others.

November 21st, 2007 Sandy NY

We get calls on our Caller ID 3-4 a day. Finally tonight when my husband they asked for me! He told them that their persistent calls are annoying & to stop calling or we will report them.

November 19th, 2007 david NJ

Racing Milestone magazine called me the first time, used to have the magazine, I told the guy since they called me at home at night I no longer wanted their Racing Milestone magazine anymore. They have since called me 13 times! I will never buy Racing Milestone magazine again! I had also given it as a gift in the past I can only hope they are not calling my family as well. If you are also being bothered by Racing Milestone Magazine email me at "dmlpka@aol.com" and let me know how we can all get together to stop Racing Milestone magazine from the harassment!

November 16th, 2007 Central NJ

Calls every night around 7 pm. ID says "Alabama".

November 11th, 2007 Bob NY

Daily call at about the same time every day. We don't pick it up.

November 11th, 2007 Ralph Cappelli CA

They called at 9:33am and hung up on the answering machine.

November 11th, 2007 Ralph Cappelli CA

They called at 7:18pm and hung up on the answering machine.

November 11th, 2007 Ralph Cappelli CA

They called at 6:38pm and hung up on the answering machine.

November 10th, 2007 HEATHER


November 10th, 2007 jj

They've been calling everyday for the last 3-4 weeks; evening on weekdays, mornings o weekends. Call ID reads "Alabama".

November 5th, 2007 Marisa

I had been answering the line and it would be silent, then I would hear a snippet of a conversation and then the line would go dead. I FINALLY got someone on the other end... Wondering if I wanted to renew my subscription to VEGETARIAN TIMES ... I told them sorry, I will NEVER subscribe to a magazine that uses Ebsco Industries....