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
Arnold Palmer |
arnoldpalmer calls from 2 phone numbers:
unknown caller..they didn't leave a msg; i didn't pick up..they've called me once in August 2012 & again today (18sep2012)
college fund raising
This is a professional fundraiser who raises money primarily for colleges and health care organizations. All you have to do is call 866-390-6364, and when prompted by the automatic message, press 1 and your number will be taken off the list. You don't need to speak to anyone in order to do this. Or you cananswer a call and tell the eprosn "place me on your do-not-call list."
No message left. Called my cell phone. I did not have a cell phone when I was last in college, so if this is an alumni association (or calling on behalf of one), then they either have a wrong number or somehow got my cell phone number.
I got a call from this number on April 4, 2012 at 8:40 PM PST. When I picked up the phone no one seemed to be there. Then I got on this website to find out who was calling, what others were saying and then I called them, listened to their prerecorded message and then hit 1 to be put on the Do Not Call list. Should they call back again I'll give them a piece of my mind and tell them to keep me off their DNC list permanently.
In a previous post, the given 703-637-9245 number (apparently "for faster processing") is some poor guy's cell. I told him that his number is on here and is associated with Direct Line Tech.
I know for a fact that this number belongs to RCI, Resort Condo International, home of the world's largest database of Vacation Opportunities. I have had a timeshare for 30 + years and each year if we don't use it we can 'deposit' it into RCI and then pull it out up to 2 years later. They are a good company and I can't imagine them making prank calls.
I just complained at:
Everybody here should do the same. These a-holes need to go down hard. I don't care if they're trying to cure cancer...their auto-call system makes me wish cancer on them
I am so thankful for this site. And thank you, everyone, for reporting so diligently.
I appreciate knowing the source of harassment. It helps me profile for malice.
And it helps me decide against making donations to causes who use funds so wastefully. People cannot be badgered into acts of kindness.
"What amazes me is that someone like Kirk would spend at 30 minutes being petty and spiteful toward a company that telemarkets only to raise money for good causes, when it takes less than 20 seconds on a free phone call to be removed from their calling lists (I did it). I only wish I had that much free time to indiscriminately be reprehensible."
What amazes me is that you think that this kind of constant harassment (including on Sunday mornings before 7am) constitutes anything that could be considered a good cause. I would never, ever donate to any cause that engaged in this kind of incessant and reprehensible activity, I don't care if they were the greatest cause in the world.
It's an organization that colleges can use to solicit donations. All you have to do is call them back, and when prompted by the automatic message, press 1 and they say they will take your number off the list. You don't need to speak to anyone in order to do this. I just did it, so I'll see what happens.
Called them back and pressed "1" to put on Do Not Call list.
honestly Im in highschool getting asked to donate to a college I dont even attend... thanks to whoever left this ...
"Or for a more intimate chat, here's her phone and extension: 800-448-1200, press 9, then press 627842"
I called that bitch up and left her 1 hell of a voicemail lol :)
They're looking for donations to Univ of Maryland. They wanted $500. If I had $500 sitting around, I wouldn't have shut off notices from elec and gas.
DIRECT LINE TECHNOLOGIES
It's actually from a company called Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company. They publish directories for alumni associations, fraternal groups, professional organizations, etc. The product they produce is really nice but very pricy and yes, they hound you to death to try to "confirm" your information. It's really a sales call.
They are calling on behalf of a College, most likely your alumni assoc. asking for donations. Call the number back from the phone on which they called you. Select option 1 and you will be added to their 'do not call' list.
Not picking up...They have been calling for a month at least once per day....
Yes, they are calling for your college alumni association.
TO BLOCK THE CALLS:
Call them back from the phone they are calling
Listen to their prompt and press 1 to be put on their Do Not Call list.
They will remove you usually within a few days but definitely within a month, according to policy.
Have called me several times and left no message.
They called and left no message or said anything.
Have had this number call us multiple times recently, but they have never left a message.
Got a call from this number this morning on my voice mail. A man's voice just said, "Yeah" in the message. It was just after noon on a Sunday. After reading these messages, I'm reporting to DoNotCall.
Call's every day !!!!!!!!!!!
If I do answer, there is a long pause... I hang up then.. do not wish to talk to telemarketers of ANY KIND !
Called the number to be removed for call list.. automated dummy said to enter my phone number... duuuh.. NO !
Waiting for the next call from them.. will advise them I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST ! Although they always seem to have a loop hole they can always use.. I don't believe out Oregon Do Not Call program works like it should..
This number belongs to a company that makes fundraising calls for non-profit organizations. If you call the displayed number, 886-390-6364, you can press a few buttons and be placed on the do-not-call list without having to talk with any representative of the charity. Or you can pick up the phone and tell the caller you wish to be placed on the do-not-call list. Both remove your number from the list right away.
Several calls from them at annoying times. Looked on the website for Direct Line Technologies. They do fund raising calls for colleges and health related organizations.
Per their own policy: Each and every Do-Not-Call request is captured on-line during the telephone conversation in which the request is made. The Do-Not-Call refusal flag is appended to the record, the record will be blocked from additional calling, and no additional calls will be made to the phone number that was requested to be placed on the Do-Not-Call list. Individuals who dial the caller-id number shown with calls originating from DirectLine Technologies can use our automated touch-tone system to place their called number (identified by their caller-id) on our Do Not Call list.
So in theory call back the number on the caller ID and follow prompts to be put on the no call list. By law they have 30 days to implement, so you will still get calls for a while....hope it works.
called 3 days in a row. No message
For over a week these people have called my home landline no less than 6 times a day!! They NEVER leave Voice Mail, and IF I answer NO ONE speaks! Today I called the number and all I get is a recording about some fundraising. They do have an option for you to be placed on their do NOT call list, but it takes 30 days according to the message. If this company(?) calls me 6 times a day for the next 30 days I will NOT be a happy camper!! I am already on the national do not call list, my home number is non published so I have to wonder how these people can get away with this practice?!?!?!? I am highly annoyed and I plan on reporting them as soon as I figure out who I need to report them to! When they do call, they call 3 or 4 times in a row and there is NO reason for that at all!!!! I reside in Central Florida but from the looks of the comments here people all over the US are being harassed by this company!! We all need to band together and get them to STOP!!! They are very annoying calling so often, and if you do answer no one speaks!!! They should be sued in my opinion!!!
What amazes me is that someone like Kirk would spend at 30 minutes being petty and spiteful toward a company that telemarkets only to raise money for good causes, when it takes less than 20 seconds on a free phone call to be removed from their calling lists (I did it). I only wish I had that much free time to indiscriminately be reprehensible.
They hung up 1 second after I picked up.
Here's the president's email to put on your favorite spam lists: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or for a more intimate chat, here's her phone and extension: 800-448-1200, press 9, then press 627842. Best of all, she pays for the call!
Here's a link to a page with their contact info. I might have some fun and dial employees at random, and ask them for their home phone number
DirectLine Technologies, Inc.
1600 N. Carpenter Road
Modesto, CA 95351-1145
Inquiry Type: Selection:
New Client Inquiries Dial the 800 Number, then Press "1"
Employment Dial the 800 Number, then Press "2"
Accounting Dial the 800 Number, then Press "3"
Employee Directory Dial the 800 Number, then Press "9"
Do Not Call Requests Do Not Call requests submitted through this page may take up to 30 days to be processed.
For faster processing dial 703-637-9245 from the phone whose number you would like placed on the Do Not Call List and your request (based on Caller ID) will be automatically processed at 5:00 AM the next day... or answer the next call from the number above and immediately state "Please place me on your Do Not Call List."
I've been through this before with a different number, and I'm not about to start dealing with the same BS again. Found a really slick idea on a different site, but only works for some cell phones. Save this cursed number into your Contacts list, then if possible with your phone, set a unique ringtone for them as 'Silent' when they call. This way, yeah, you'll have to still clear out the missed call message, but you wont have to deal with hearing the phone ringing.
Federal Do Not Call lists DO NOT APPLY TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. DUH! So, complain all you want to FCC, and wherever else. It will not do any good. They are a non-proftit organization, and are doing fundraising for universities, hospitals, and besides all that, It is NOT the telemarketing person that you should be upset with. Take it up with the government, who do not provide enough funding for these organizations, and force organizations like call centers and fundraising companies to provide calls that consequently provde the funding for places like universities and hospitals.
Called at 8:57pm. Did not leave a message. I am on the national do-not-call list. Probably Penn State Alumni Association.
Was my alumni association (university of michigan) looking for a donation.
They didn't leave a message
Fund raiser for University of Kentucky
it calls and hangs up on Sundays
Calls started this past Thursday around 5:00pm. Figured if they wanted something, they'd leave a message. Calls keep coming at least once a day since.
Called twice today on my cell (12/28). Called number back, it's a marketing call for various fundraising activities.
Hung up when answered. Unknown Name
BTW....I have requested several times from these guys to be placed on their DNC list but to no avail. SPG is living in a dream world if he/she thinks that this very disreputable company is going to follow their posted 'practices'.
This is a mass call company located in Modesto California. DirectLine Technologies. Use their 'Contact' link to send them an email about how much you dislike being called at all hours of the day and night.
Called and left no message. From the link posted below I found the following and have supposedly been placed on their DNC list. The national DNC list doesn't apply to non-profit groups but this company states they will honor this request:
The following is located here:
Although DirectLine Technologies, Inc does not own or maintain telemarketing lists, we have implemented strong internal policies and procedures, implemented within our technology, to insure compliance with Do-Not-Call regulations. DirectLine maintains a corporate Do-Not-Call database. Any individual who makes a request to be placed on a Do-Not-Call list is maintained on our corporate Do-Not-Call List for a period of five (5) years from the date of the request. Numbers on our corporate Do-Not-Call list are not called within the five year period, regardless of the client project being dialed.
Each and every Do-Not-Call request is captured on-line during the telephone conversation in which the request is made. The Do-Not-Call refusal flag is appended to the record, the record will be blocked from additional calling, and no additional calls will be made to the phone number that was requested to be placed on the Do-Not-Call list. Individuals who dial the caller-id number shown with calls originating from DirectLine Technologies can use our automated touch-tone system to place their called number (identified by their caller-id) on our Do Not Call list.
Calling for alumni donations
It's a fundraising service. DirectLine Technologies, Inc.
If you call the number back you can opt to have your number removed automatically. It's a fundraising organization for universities.
I get calls from this number repeatedly. It's very annoying. There is no information. I did not attend any of the schools that you all are commenting on... smells like a scam.
Called me two days in a row now. No message.
We have ignored calls from this number at least 10 times. Why do they keep calling?
This number has called my home repeatedly with no message or dead air when answered. How do we get rid of these guys?
This is who is calling:
1600 N. Carpenter Road
Modesto, CA 95351-1145
I work for this company and probably have called several of you. Its not a robot caller and we never hang up if someone answers. Either way trust me when i say its just as annoying talking to you people as it is you talking to us. But gotta pay the bills somehow.
No message left.
They called on behave of U. Wyoming. I stated there was no one here by that name (mine). They said they would delete me from their list. Heh...sure....
University of Michigan
screened 15 calls in 2 weeks from this number; leaves no voicemail
It was fund raiser for the Libertarian Party(I'm current member), of course this is probably used for other fundraisers as well.
Called two days in a row. No idea. Called once each day. I love how they pay attention to the DNC list!
Call twice so far, once on a Saturday afternoon the other time on Sunday afternoon. Both times we answered but got no response. We are on the National No Call List, but that doesn't stop them from calling. For us it's definitely NOT Alumni as we're not.
called me almost every night.
Assuming it is for the local university. Computerized to keep calling until a real voice denies the call.
Calls frequently, robot caller.
Called at dinner time, left no message. I'm on the do not call list.
This number called and left no message.
Call me around 2 times a day even though I have been on the do not call registry for nearly a year. I never pick up--seems most of the calls I get on my home phone are similar to this.
I'm not suggesting you send a bomb or anything but here is their address.
1600 N. Carpenter Road
Modesto, CA 95351-1145
Called twice, this time at 1AM.
this number has called repeatedly for the past week, sometimes 4+ times an hour.
Definitely a spam.
Pretended to be the alumi association of my university and solicited for donation. But refused to provide a website when I asked for so that I could check the program online.
These turkeys have called 13 times since 4-25-2007. They never leave a message and
they don't press either 1 or 2 to direct the call to one or the other of our phones.
They have been calling for weeks even on Sundays and up to 9 pm at night.
We have been getting innumerable calls from this number, all of which have been hangups when we answer. We are on both the national and PA no-call lists.
They have called 7 times in the last week and I have never answered, knowing it was a toll-free number. Last night I did and there was nothing but silence. So, I called the number back and they you can (supposedly) automatically put your number on their DO NOT CALL list. We'll if if that really is so!
If you call the number back -- you can use their automated system to put yourself on their do-not-call list. I just did it -- hope it works! I'm so tired of their twice daily calls!
Two calls on CID, no message on machine.
866-390-6364 fund raiser
I received 10 calls from this number within a 3 day window. April 25 thru 27.
Left no message. Called several times a day. Mostly in the evening.
When I answered, they hung up
Everyone on this list takes the time to look up the number, get on the internet, do a search, and type comments. The fastest way to end telemarketing calls is to just answer the phone and immediately ask to be placed on the do not call list. I know this works with this company because I've done it.
I've received about 20 calls from 866-390-6364 and finally registered a complaint at
www.donotcall.gov I suggest everyone here do the same.
Was a call from my college looking for a donation. Per other posts here, it looks like some kind of outsourceing of fund raising for schools.
Has called no less than 15 to 20 times over the past 3 weeks, never leaves a message.
This number has been calling consistently every few days. They do not leave a message. What can be done to eliminate this?
repeated calls from these guys. Ignored after seeing number. glad I did
After a week's respite, these calls have returned! Conspiracy-minded, I wonder if this is a ploy for Verizon to get people to sign up for Anonymous Call blocking.
Kept getting calls from this number, twice a night, for two weeks. When I picked up, silent. But eventually, thank God, the calls stopped after a couple of weeks.
Been calling me every day for the last week - we're on the federal do not call registry, and have asked to be removed from our universities' call lists many times, but I bet its them again. Time to add to the block list.
This was from Alumni Association from University of Michigan. I sent an email to them and the calls ceased immediately.
This number has called about five times in the last week. I get at least one "Toll Free Call" a day. It's really getting annoying.
calls repeatedly. no msg
How can they be stopped? 7 times in 6 days. I registered with donotcall.gov but that hasn't seemed to work. How can they be stopped?
This number has called at least several times a week. I don't answer. I'm registered on the Do Not Call list. Suspect it's University of Hawaii fundraising.
This number called my office 3 times in a hour hour period but did not leave a message.
Called at 8:53pm. A little late for a telemarketer, in my opinion.
calling my work phone
3-3-07 same thing, call just now and I googled it to this site
The number is currently calling, multiple times per day, from my wife's university. Guess who isn't getting one thin dime -- ever again? I'm in the "do not call" registry for a reason ... and they use the charity clause as if I might be interested. I used to send my donations snail-mail. No longer.
My number is registered on the federal do not call registry. After getting several calls from this number, I filed a complaint at the do not call registry website: www.donotcall.gov
I'm hoping if enough of use register our complaints with this number, the FTC will act on it.
I have received 6 calls from this # in the past week and dozens before that. Always late afternoon. We generally ignore the call and it goes to the ans machine and immed hangs up. If we answer, they immed hang up. I guess the employees get paid whether they talk to you or not. Either that, or they want you to call the 866 # on your own and listen to the speil. That will probably put you on a confirmation list so they can keep calling you or sell the # to another telemarketing group. I filed a complaint with both the STATE OF FL and the National DO NOT CALL folks.
It is Direct Line Fundraising. They have been calling me constantly (harrassing me) fundraising for the University of Iowa. I have repeatedly asked to be put on the no-call list, but that has been to no avail so far. (They say it takes 30 days.)
When I called the number back. Got message "Number is not in service"
Called. left no message
Placed my number on the no -call list (have to wait for 30 days to become effective)
Hope to get rid of the almost daily calls...
they have called my cellphone twice today. I didn't answer.
This is a fundraising company for educational institutions. If you call the number, you can automatically be added to thier company do-no-call list.
Directline Fundraising. Ever since I pledged to donate to my school they've called every day around 6 without leaving a message.
i called back the number and no human answer, but a machine gives brief explanation... then gives the option to get on their do not call list. i did this but it won't take effect for 30 days, i still reported to the federal do not call list as well.
Calls almost every evening over the last few months.
I keep getting calls from this number, too. No message though. So weird! It's been happening for a few days now.
Called every night about 9 pm for over a month now; never a message, no answer when picked up. Looks like a fundraising clearing house.
Call me twice today -- no message left, SOBs
This number has been calling me once a week! I'm fed up with it and putting a block on them!
Despite being on national Do Not Call list, got this call at 4:21pm on Sunday. Called back after midnight and got automated prompt with option to press "1" to place my number on DirectLine's Do Not Call list for 5 years. Have to wait and see if they follow their own Do Not Call list despite ignoring the national one. :)
Calls everyday same time:
7:45pm must be a pernicious dialer. Lodging complaint with FCC and DO NOT CALL and buying an automatic Call Blocking Device from:home-and-office-phone-depot.com
Calls everyday same time:
7:45pm must be a pernicious dialer. Lodging complaint with FCC and DO NOT CALL
The call was from someone representing Texas Tech Alumni Association. Bad part is we have told them COUNTLESS times to stop calling. Hopefully they will stop at some point.
It is a direct marketing firm calling for various education
organization for fundraising.
Call them and place yourself on their do not call list by pressing 1
i got a call and it sounded like a little boy's laugh on the other end for a second, then it hung up.
called twice a day for last three days including saturday at dinner time.
Call twice at night last several nights!
They've been calling me every day, twice a day, for at least the last week. I don't answer and they don't leave a message. I believe I'm on the Do Not Call registry, but then if they're calling on behalf of the college I attended, then they may be getting past it based on that loophole. Frustrating.
Calls every day and nobody on other end.
Called twice in one day and did not leave a message.
Calls every night for several months now. I am in contact with an attorney to see if anything can be done to stop the harassment.
Called today and left no message.
Called 2 times today in 30 minutes
[866.390.6364] It's a telemarketer (Direct Line Technologies, www.directline-tech.com How did I find out? I called the number back because it came up as "No Name" on my caller id, as if they were trying to block the number.
Got the call, no answer.
getting two to three calls per day from this number.
no message is ever on the tape.
out of area
keeps calling - leaves not message
Got a call from 866-390-6364 on my mobile twice in a row, yet no answer. Wish I knew who it is...
They call every night, and leave no message. Tonight I called the number back, it was Direct Line Technologies automatic all center.
They say that they are calling for some charitable orginazation, probably the school I went to asking for money. The automated teller repeats your phone number and asks if you'd like to be put on the "do not call list". They allow you then and there to be placed on the list. Or you can answer the phone it says and ask the person on the other side of the phone to put you on the "do not call list".
Sick of this number calling as well. Julie, thank you for the great advice on how to remedy.
the Call came with malicious laughter. We are also on the national do not call registry. 6:50, 11:12 pm PST
Called 3 times in one week. If you call back and press "1" you will be placed on their "do not call" list
I receive calls from this number on a daily basis, but I do not answer. Caller ID says, "Unavailable". Reading the responses, it looks like this is a telemarketer.
Annoyed me at least twice daily for the past month. Never leaves a message.
Finally called their number. Was informed by a robot calls to me were for "fund raising", but would not identify cause.
I was given a choice to be removed from call list, which I chose, but will take 30 days to remove. I will be waiting like a spider for their next call, feel sorry if a live person answers...will be quitting that day.
Calls practically every day. I never answer. Thanks for the tip about calling back and asking to be taken off their list. Tried it today. We'll see.
Annoying, and do not respect "do not call list" request
calls at least once a day for several weeks now. If it is important I believe they would leave a message and I would gladly return the call!
Get a call, no one on the line.
Just called them as well and pressed 1. It said it would take 30 days to take my number off their list and last for 5 years. That better be the case!
Just called them, and listened to thier VM and pressed 1 to be left on thier do not call list. Will see what happens next!
called at 1:27 p.m. Saturday 9/30/06, Called ID had the phone number and unavailable. When I answered, no one was there. When I called the number back, I got a recorded message that said they did the fundraising for various organizations and if I wished to be placed on their do not call registry, to press 1, which I did, and then they said it would take 30 days to have my number put on the registry.
They call me 2-3 times a day Monday through Sunday. I do not pick up the phone and they never leave a message. It is very annoying. I feel harassed.
Called 8 times today. Always a dial tone on the machine. Ridiculous!
Been calling last 2 weeks, and they continue to call even thought I told them to put me on their do not call list. These calls started right after I list my resume on the internet, which shows I graduated from San Jose State U.
These people call me at least 3 times a week. No message.
Calls repeatedly-Answered once and told person to stop calling
you are annoying
called 9-11-06 , no message
Called 6 times today. 4 times after 4:00 PM on a Sunday. Excessive!
TeleMarketer San Jose State University, asking for donation. Live in Saratoga, CA
Spoke with telemarketer on
behalf of SJSU collecting
donation for school.
They have called 6 times. I have never answered
9/6/06 - 3:30 p.m. mst
8/19/06 - 1:38 p.m. mst
8/15/06 - 6:30 p.m. mst
8/13/06 - 6:13 p.m. mst
8/13/06 - 3:20 p.m. mst
8/10/06 - 7:49 p.m. mst
When I picked up the phone, it was from my California State College's Alumni Association. I patiently sat through the spiel they made, until they asked for a donation of $1,000. No WAY! See 'ya!
I have received calls from this number 13 times. No one ever speaks when I answer and if I continue to keep the line open for a few seconds I get the busy signal tone.
Found this info:
From about 01-JUN-2006 to 17-JUL-2006, I was getting called almost once a day.
Just got the 15th call from this number is less than a week. Calls *always* occur during dinner, no matter what time that is. Very annoying.
Called, left no message, no ID either.
This number has called 2 times per night during each of the last 2 nights.
i get calls from this number repeatedly. It's very annoying. There is no information.
Has called several times, left no message. Won't answer until they do. No name on the caller ID, just the phone number.
called 9 times in 4 days. how annoying!
Have been getting the calls for about 2-3 weeks now, usually several each day-figured it was telemarketer of some type, confirmed by looking it up here.
Said out of area, left no message. Has called a number of times over the last month, Called to 99502.
I received a call this afternoon. It was from the California Alumni Assn. (UC Berkeley) asking me to change my membership to a life member.
866.390.6364 has called almost everyday since 12 Aug 2006. Leaves no messages.
no message, silence for 6 sec, 8:50pm PST, 2006-08-22
I get a call from this number quite often in early evening. Today it was at 4:49 PM and said: "Unknown Name."
When I ansswer there is silence Tonight I waited 30 to 40 seconds. Then a click and they hung up. I live in San Francisco.
My number is listed in the national do not call registry, but this number has repeatedly called the past couple of weeks.
I called the number. It is Directline Fundraising. They raise money for schools and educational institutes. They've called me every night for the last week.
Called twice in 1 hour, and left no message.
Called they left no message, assuming it was a robot that was going to transfer me to a bill collector.
this number called, no message