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
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church calls from 9 phone numbers:
I missed a call from 213-271-1644 on 2/10/2014 at 9:24 am, so I called back at 10:07 am, and the number was "disconnected, or no longer in service." Who was it and what did they want?
Foreign accent, claim to be WIndows support, that my computer is infected with malware. Tried to get me to download aammyy PC remote code execution, forget it, obviously someone trying to take over PC and steal information
Received a call from a gentleman with an Indian accent saying the call was about a recent inquiry regarding weight loss - This was false and I asked he remove my work number from their database. He's called at least 5 other times in the past week.
Guy with an Indian accent said he was calling as a support person for Windows machines, though he didn't work for Microsoft. He named the company, but connection was 90% intermittent (had the word "Tech" in it). Said they (his company) were getting adware alerts, that it had infected all the Windows machines on our home network, and that he would guide me through the removal process. I told him to just give me the name of the virus, since the connection was so awful, so I could investigate on my own. But he pushed back on that. I asked him what product would get rid of it. If he's selling something, I figured this would draw him out. He said he wanted to talk to my wife, but wasn't able to provide any specifics about the error, the name of the infected machine, or any such specifics. The connection was so awful I couldn't make out anything. Had to hang up.
I checked our event logs after I hung up and found nothing. Both of our machines are protected and despite a full scan found nothing.
I suspect the real error would be following the guy's directions.
SOMEONE WTH A FAKE ACCENT ASKED FOR DOROTHY BELL AND I TOLD THEM SHE WAS NOT HERE. I ASKED WHO WAS CALLING AND THEY SAID SOMETHNG ABOUT A MEDICAL FACILITY AND TO USE THE NMBR THAT SHOWS UPON THE CALLER I.D.TO RETURN THIS CALL. BELL IS A FAMILY NAME AND AS I TRUED TO EXPLAIN THERE IS NO DOROTHY AT THIS NMBR THEY HUNG UP ON ME, WHAT THE WHAT?
said it was Microsoft. yeah right
Caller ID showed number and Anonymous, they hung up after I answered with our full business name. I called back immediately and received receptionist at InfoUSA. After speaking with ehr, I assume they were collecting miscellaneous business marketing data to sell.
Just got a call from (Cypress - Los a) at 213-271-1644
I say hello
Sounds like someone riding in a car with a window down.
Then finally I hear a Indian voice.
"I'm calling because we're receiving signals that your computer is downloading malicious software into your C drive"
At this point I'm laughing so hard I can barley stand.
Then he says "F*** you!"
Then he hangs up.
CALLED AND GOT MY VOICEMAIL AND LEFT NO MESSAGE. WASTE OF MY TIME AND MY MINUTES.
File compaint at www.fcc.com- takes about 1 min to fill out
FCC Submission Confirmation: 1088H
Acknowledgement of Submission from xxxxxxx on 02/07/2012, reference number 12-T00864463 $1500.00 per citation/call
Called no msg - file compaint with FCC ( Federal Communications Commissions)
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This is a data compiler seeking to verify address and phone number information for resale. They called us on a Saturday, WTF!
who watched the Oscars?
Did this site get yet another illiterate spam from ''JunkCall''? He's been pushing that sorry ''1800JunkCall'' website for weeks, while siphoning all its user content from 800Notes.
Nothing about JunkCall's little slapped-together project will ''put a stop'' to anything. Two of the four categories cited in his spam are besides exempt from DNC list scrubbing, therefore harder to control.
Did you get telephone calls from somebody that you don't known?
Debt collectors, telemarketers, insurance companies or telephone surveys, put a STOP and report it in www.1800junkcall.com
Some kind of automated message asking you to update your info on their website. HA! I will *NOT* go to their website or even mention it here. I am heading to the donotcall.gov site to report them!! Caller ID Says INFO USA.
Those idiots called me today. Would not tell me anything about the company. Hung up on caller.
just a brief sound of music then hung up
Called office - I don'e EVER verify ANYthing over the phone. They can look us up just like everyone else. Jerks.
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Same bullshit call here in Montreal, Canada from 402-930-3659
Incoming phone call answered
INFO USA sells your data as business leads. Do NOT confirm any information from them. Not only is it a waste of your time, they will go ahead and sell your data to as many people who are willing to purchase it. Please trust me on this one.
5711 S 86th Circle, Omaha, NE 68127
repeated calls daily to cell phone from this number with spambot robocall about internet business listings scam
i have informed them numerous times that I am on the DO NOT CALL list and asked them to stop calling me to no avail.
calls repeatedly asking for an "update" to their database, when I ask what this is for they say that it is for online search engines, I tell them we are on the DO NOT CALL list and to take us off their calling list, to which they reply that it is an outbound call center and they can not do that.
Caller is indeed INFOUSA.com ...as others have mentioned below. If you are a legitimate small, brick and mortar business owner...you DON'T want to IGNORE this caller...assuming you want customers to be able to find you in the various major business directories and yellowpages...especially if you are a new business. They are a database management/supplier company (probably the largest) and all they're doing is verifying (once a year) that your business contact info is current and correct. Need more info?...look here: www.infousa.com . . . This is NOT a sales/scam call of any sort. A word to the wise: do a little homework on Google before blowing off a caller as a telemarketer/scammer. Ignoring this one could hurt your business immeasurably. Just call back, speak to a real person and they will explain what I just have. Takes 60 seconds.
He said he was calling to update information on ain individual Solita Bernise.
Also bugged by these spam generators. We are in London, Ontario.
Add North Dakota to the list of this irritating caller
Add New Mexico they probably call the entire world. After answering the phone I heard someone for a split secound then I hung up on them. These people that call and hang up I like giving them a taste of their own medicine.
Beware! of people cold calling you that do not have company name in caller id. absolutely never give out any personal information.
Info USA they are a real PITA. Send them to voicemail or place them on hold and forget about them.
Honestly, I think they are bill collectors posing as Mormons, because why won't they leave a message! I just saying.....
Okay but why they hell would these people be calling my house?
after identifying myself I heard what sounded like a boileroom operation with dozens of people speaking. After about 2 seconds the caller hung up.
Called my cell phone, did not answer and no message was left. Called the number after checking this website and got a recorded message with name. Went to their website and sent emailed request to be removed from their call list and received a reply that my number couldn't be found in their system.
Received call answered and was greeted with a ringing phone line. Hung up checked this wedsite and then blocked number. Within 5 minutes they called again this time the call was blocked by my system.
Once again some useless knuckleheads from Info USA bothering us with these calls. When they call, they never speak - no hello - no nothing! What a bunch of Talibans losers!
After reading other comments, I checked my messages and this was a real call from my dentist to remind me of an appointment. I wish it didn't say phone tree, I would have picked up. I will let the dentist know what caller id showed and advise that the old system had his name. I wouldn't have checked for messages if it weren't for people's comments here.
Called my home office today. I did not answer. They did not leave voice mail.
8/3/09 - Ann said wanted me to "renew" our "free" online info service - Told her we were not interested in any such service and that our company had been Scammed in the past with other companies just like these and we were just not interested - Not a very friendly person -Said OK quickly and then she hung up the phone
I love when I get these calls. The guy asks for me, and I say "who's calling." I repeated myself and he said, "Kevin Scott." NOT. Made up name. I asked him from what company. He says "Is this Rick L....?" I said again, "from what company." He says "I've already answered two questions." I said, "No, only one," and hung up on him. Usually I'm not that nice and drop F-bombs on these guys. Don't EVER admit who you are until these people tell you from what company they are calling. Technically, I don't think they can say their pitch unless they get confirmation that you are you. Drop some sh*t on them. It will make you feel better.
I have received calls from them. The caller ID string is "BYU". I added them to my spam number list.
My test for spammers: If they really want to contact me they should leave a message on the answering machine. They don't.
called yesterday and today. My Thanks to this site for saving me money!
have been getting call every day.
I found this information on the internet...InfoGROUP was founded in 1972 by Vinod *Gupta, Chairman and CEO. The headquarters are located in Omaha, NE, USA. The company employs over 5,000 people in 88 offices worldwide.
Removed as InfoGROUP chairman
In late July 2008, in response to a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and shareholder lawsuit *Gupta was ordered to resign as chairman, will pay $9 million personally to settle shareholders lawsuit, will halt use of company funds for travel and entertainment and will sell the company yacht, amongst other changes
You may have to copy the links to see them.
Caller ID: 1 402 930 3659
Caller Type: Telemarketer
They call, say nothing, hang up...
didn't say anything
Church of scientology will not stop calling!!! aaarggggghghhhhhhh
I am going to look into that BlockTelemarketers.net for our business line, thankyou! Because, remember true business numbers are not honored being enrolled in Do Not Call Registry, or cell phones, unless that has changed recently.
Thanks all... we need you!
Minister Steve Doyle advertising tickets to "Runaway Prophet" at Evangel Cathedral. While the church may be non-profit, I don't think Robo-Calls to my home number advertising tickets to a play meets the exemptions to the National Do-Not-Call List. They need to check the National Do-Not-Call roster before making these prerecorded calls. A complaint has been filed!
Bell Canada is fooling their customer. They call many times a day and hang up when you answer the phone. Thei are real idiots.
Data miners, huh? They called me, I let it ring, they didn't leave a message. Thanks to all who have come before to let me know what they're up to.
They didn't leave a message.
Called them and was given this number to call, if you want them to remove you from their calling list: 888-633-4402.
Did not answer, they left no message.
Rang on line, person picked up, Info USA, said they needed to verify our address...told her to put on do not call list, she said that she needed permission to do so which I quickly shot down and informed her that she was speaking to a law office. Caller huffed and hung up.
TRYING TO VERY INFORMATION
on prétendu être info canada et être du même genre que page jaunes ou zip local sur le net
M'ont demandé numéro et adresse
ils ont prétendu s'appeler info canada et être du même genre que pagejaune ou zip local.
Some company called InfoUSA. When I made the mistake of answering, they wanted to confirm my address, city, state, etc. When I asked them what they were calling about, they continued that they wanted to confirm my information. I asked why. They just kept on trying to get me to confirm. I believe they are collecting information to sell to other scum bag telemarketers. STAY AWAY FROM THEM! You'll be happoer.
Call periodically. I never answer and they never leave a message.
They are calling my private/unlisted home fax number, which is also listed on the DNC Registry... ARG... so much for wanting your privacy from these (cough-cough).
Scumbag Telemarketers!!! stay clear of this company they are to ashamed to show who they are on caller id. if it acts like a preditor trust me its a preditor!!!
info usa, I didn't pick up & no message left
kEEPS CALLING AND ANSKING PERSONAL BUSINESS INFO ON ADDRESS, OWNERS NAME ETC. DID NOT GIVE ANY INFO
I really appreciate this site and the info.; so glad it is the church and not another bill collector. I ordered a dvd at Christmas, too.
Caller ID shows out of area 402-930-3659 no-one there upon answering
South Dakota here...they called but left no message. I am so thankful for this website - it's a great resource.
got a call from this number. missed the call. didn't leave a voicemail.
Mormons keep pestering me. I just wanted a free Book of Mormon and now they act like they're telemarketers. I guess there really is no such thing as a free lunch.
I receive calls from this number 6-7 times a day. I have not purchased anything and they have been calling my home for over 2 months now on a daily bases. I am truly sick and tired of it. And I wish that the would respect you if you answer and not say anything that should be a clue to someone. But I think that I will just report it to my States Attorney Generals Office, and let them deal with it.
I TOO HAVE RECEIVED CALL FROM THIS NUMBER. IT IS PROBABLY THE MORMAN CHURCH . THEY ARE TRYING TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. IT WOULD BE OF BENEFIT TO LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY, I DID.
These guys are real fucks.
Not only do they keep calling, but they don't reveal there location.
Find them and kill them!
Called this morning, wanting to know all this information. If they want it, they can pay for it... :-)
I really need to get the Asterisk AGI for whocalled.us set up...
Answered the phone called it rang two times then I heard a lady asked how she can reach "my business name" but the weird thing is she called it by the DBA that I am about to register tomorrow my company names is just a little different. I just hung up when she knew that she must of obviously saw it on our website as it is the only place where that is.
Operator called asking for owner to confirm on-line listing. When we informed them we did not want to be included, they said we had to or send in writing the request to be removed. When we asked for the details they hung up.
I got 2 calls from them because I requested a DVD from them. I spoke to them the second time, and I hope that they don't call me again.
Regarding 2006-10-10 18:45:39 UTCMK
> I have a call screening device that I have set to block all
> toll free calls and any other call of my choosing. I can even
> choose to have only callers on my approved list to ring my
> phone. Lovely!!!
I've been wanting something like that for years. Anyone who knows
where to get such a device, please post the information here.
Alternately I'd like a device that can be programmed with phone
numbers I already know about, and anyone else who knows a secret
code, to ring, but all other calls coming in do *not* ring but
instead pick up the call silently and play an outgoing message
telling how they can contact me over the InterNet to negotiate
permission to get white-listed to call my phone. Anybody know
anything that will ring my phone *only* for people whom I've
specially permitted somehow?
For this specific church-telemarketer, I have an additional idea:
Find out where these churches are that are being telemarketed,
and go there and totally disrupt the service, denouncing the
people in charge of the church who used donations not for
legitimate religious purposes but to hire telemarketers to harass
thousands of people in their homes in an effort to get a few of
them to come join the church and donate more money to hire more
telemarketers to harass more people to get more money round and
round like a chainletter scam. Greed like that is surely a sin,
if there is any such thing as sin.
no message left
this company calls every couple of days. this is getting riduclous. they advise on the machine they will only remove your number if you provide a letter on business stationary. it also says it will transfer you to an operator but just routes you back to the same automated messaged over and over again....i even already registered with the national do not call registry and it dosen't help...
i didn't answer because it was long distance and the display read "Info USA" ... i noticed when the answering machine kicked in, they were trying to bypass it as if they could reach an operator by hitting the right combination of buttons. Then they hung up without leaving a message.
Received call from 402-930-3659 on my cell phone, 10:30 am Arizona time, Thursday June 26. Did not answer the call, as it said "no name". No message was left.
Received a call from 402-930-3659 on my cell phone, here in Arizona, about 10:00 am. I didn't answer. No message was left.
I should have mentioned this was in Arizona. Add Arizona to the map!
Just received a call on my cell phone from 402-930-3659. I did not answer the call, and no message was left. 11:30 am.
got calls all week no message.people should start a class action suit for harrassment and cell phone charges...!
Said he wanted the email and mailing address of my business for search engine purposes.
Wanted to update owner info. I told them the owners name is TuEres UnCulero. (Spanish for "You are an a-hole.")
No one speaks. Caller must be mute.
Dis guy called preaching crazy things I am upset at it.
Scary pre recorded call at dinner time asking for money.
Pre-Recorded message about 3 minutes long could not hang up the phone without it ringing back preaching very hateful message.
Scary call preaching hate and church asking for money, reported to FCC.
Spoke about islam and then about killing U.S. Soldiers in Iraq to liberate islam very scary.
Reported to FCC Right Away.
Church preaching about Islam and overthrowing the U.S. Government very disturbing.
Got a call on my Business line and when I said Hello, it rang as if i called someone. A lady started off asking me questions about my address and business without identifying who she was or worked for.
I HAVE GOTTEN AT LEAST 3 CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER. THE FIRST 2 TIMES I PICKED UP BUT THEN THEY HUNG UP. I GOT TO THE PHONE THIS LAST TIME AND A MAN ASKED FOR A JOSEPH SOMETHING???
When they call just say Pizza Hut How may I take ur order..lol..
this number called us asking to verify info, was abrupt on the phone when the info was not given
Despite being on the Do Not Call list I got so fed up with all these unwanted calls (including from 402-930-3659) I found this neat little unit that can be programmed to either block or send unwanted calls to your answering machine without your phone ever ringing! You can add as many numbers as you want and even program it to have ALL 800, 888, 877, & 866 numbers dumped straight into the answering machine. I
answered and then heard phone ringing as if calling another number automatically
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just my 2 cents
They called me twice this week I missed the first one.
They just wanted to make sure I received my copy of the Book of Mormons. They are nice
I joined recently and then I changed my mind. This is only my opinion but they are more like a club to me not true to JESUS CHRIST and know one knows who was Joseph Smith before his alleged first vision with angles or was it God and his son or was it just Jesus
It says in the bible Marriage is 1 man, 1 woman Fundamentalist LDS Church.
They celebrate Joseph Smith.
They've been calling for weeks now, almost every day! I never ordered a thing from them. At first I thought it was a collection agency up to their usual tricks. I called the number back today and it did say it was the Mormon's. I don't know what's going on ... it all seems fishy to me.
me here answered and then heard phone ringing as if calling another number automatically
these companies should get some sort of fines for wasting our time!!!!!!!!! and using my fax paper once they find out my fax #.
Someone told me they are looking for money to buy atomic bombs,guns and start another war with USA-- that the info I Have.
Three calls today. The first two were hangups. The third was a recording about church events. About four months ago I got these same calls 8 to 10 times a week for a few weeks, then it stopped. I guess it's starting again.
When a solicitor calls, be happy. YOu have to get a name and phone number in order to report them to FTC at their website...donotcall.gov. The catch is you have to have BOTH name of business and their phone number. Sometimes solicitors trick you by not givin a real phone number on caller ID or they hope you won't report them. You have to report to FTC. I believe if they have enough complaints, FTC will forward all the complaints to the appropriate agency for criminal and/or civil prosecution. But you do have to report the violation.
unknown caller on my cellphone please stop calling
Calls daily to my Memphis business phone.
I don't answer.
They keep calling and even when I answer they just hang up. You'd think that if they wanted me to convert they'd at least try and talk to me...
mormons. it is so disrespectful to try and push your religion on someone else. My family has been killed and oppressed for centuries to try and maintain their religious identity, which comes with years of culture and tradition which I grew up with and have so many precious memories of. Why would I ever give this up for some stranger who stole my unlisted number from somewhere and harasses my by calling at inappropriate times. I respect your beliefs, please respect mine.
Call and hang up with no answer. Today was the first call from this number but there have been other LDS numbers that have called on and off over the last year or so. Never really persistent but it would be nice if they left a message when they get the answering machine. Of course the are probably using automated dialers like most outbound centres so when the machine "detects" a non-human response it just hangs up.
Acted very authoritative depanding to verify address information... I refused until they disclosed who they were... Then I declined to speak to them.
Unknown Name: Some old broad told me it was M3. I hung up, called back and it was an InfoUSA recording. Also have had recent jerks ringing another number as I answered.
I just bought a new phone and phone number,and this annoyance came with it. At least twice a week Sunday and a week day I have received a call from this number. A recording telling me about Church events. I call the number and it says "This number is not in service or has been disconnected". Is there no relief from this annoyance. I get these call at different times of day and night.
This has become a pain in my back side. I reside in Florida,407 area code.
did not answer. no message. guess it's not important!
I called the number and received the message that the number had been disconnected.
Ugh...Mormons. They call and they come to my door, no matter how rude I am.
These practices need to stop. Report these (law breakers?) time wasters to the FCC at this web site esupport.fcc.gov No one is supposed to call you, and when you answer the phone, it is ringing like you were the one that initiated the call.
bastards... I got 2 secs of heavy breathing and a hangup. Austin TX.
A computer calling with recording, "If you would like to hear about a great church in your area, please press 1 now." No option to stop them from calling again is offered. Why is FCC permitting this?!
Frequent calls. No message left.
Called my home number and wanted to update a business listing for a business that they said is listed in my name. It wasn't the correct business name, and I noticed that I've received junk mail addressed to that name. When I asked where she was calling from, she said INFO USA. When I asked what they do, she said they provide information services to thousands of businesses, made it sound like a D&B. Asked her to take the number off the list, and she said I would have to go to www.infousa.com to do that. This is a company that sells your contact info! I won't answer next time.
Called twice Thursday, FOUR times Friday. Info USA. They collect information on businesses and sell it to those who will telemarket to the business later. I have them blocked, so all they get is a busy signal.
The bit of recording I heard was as others have reported: "an interesting new church in the area."
I did not answer. They did not leave a message either.
hung up after going to voice mail
I was asked if I was interested in a new church in my area. I was asked to press # 1. When I pressed 1 it said that was an invalid action and hung up. I wonder what the scam is ???
Rude person looking for information. Claims they give it to search engines. Already knew my name and address but wanted my email. When asked who's calling she would only reply "Info USA." (Did not give email address to her.)
I commented in March of this year, after they had been calling me for months. Shortly after the report they stopped calling, but have started again 8 months later. They are relentless. Please pick up and tell them to stop calling, they will not let up.
All the info they want you to verify is public info they can get just by asking the state (any state) Its called the freedom of information act.
I received a call from this caller on 10/31/07 at 10:11 am. The caller ID said "Out of Area" so I did not answer. A look up of the area code showed the caller is from Omaha, Nebraska.
I've received about a million calls from them. Why do they call so much and never leave a message. I wish they would stop, it's annoying.
call came in as 402-930-3659 OMAHA, NE , no one answers it goes to a ring.
I hung up.
New ORleans, LA
Rec'd ph call from Info USA (again) - [402-930-3659] - and this time I got really ugly. Told this stupid moron, you are marketing sleaze, vial, despicable garbage, never call us again, remove us off your junk call list, and hung up! WARNING: These folks are data mining, and phishing! - [30 secs.]
Call came in on 10/25/2007, at 8:50 AM, C.S.T., but I didn't get to posting it until just now.
Someone called our home phone from this # every 10 minutes for several hours yesterday.
Rec'd a phone call from Info, USA - [402-930-3659] - at 10:24 AM, C.S.T. - As soon as I picked up the phone, it immediately rang to another phone number. I hung up. Doing some research online, these folks are phishing for additional business info from unsuspecting people. DO NOT TRUST THIS SLEAZE!!!
This # came up and msg on ans machine was a reminder for my Dr appt the next day, which was in fact valid. Geez, when I worked for this hospital system, I had to manually call ALL my patients to remind them of appts. Things have changed. Must be an automated service.
Call them back at their toll free 800 number. This way they have to pay for the calls, and will eventually catch the drift. We don't want to be spammed! Just remember to block your number before calling... just in case they have called id.
CALL TO MAKE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LOCATION AND INFORMATION ABOUT HOW MANY EMPLOYEES HAVE THE CO.
They're trying to harvest information so they can sell your name on "targeted" mailing lists.
They have a website.
Yeah, this is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a.k.a. The Mormons, and yes they do call a lot, but they are pretty nice and they will stop calling if you ask. Although I know when you end up getting many repeat calls you automatically want to go on the defense, kinda like when you walk into a store and someone immediately jumps all over you and you just wanna say BACK OFF, instead we politely say "just looking"...
The call came from my former church in Florida to my cell phone, which has a Florida area code, but the area code of the number the call came from is the area code in which I am currently living.
Calls at least once a day. Never leaves a message.
I am on the DNC list. This # called me this afternoon. I did not pick up. No message was left on my machine.
The caller ID listed the caller name as 'unavailable'
Call 6-8 times a mo. in the last 3 mo. Found out the company name from calling back and got recording
I received a call from this number on my cell phone, which NOBODY has except immediately family. I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message.
I ordered the Book of Mormon online. I never received the book but they call me obsessively about 3 or 4 times per week. I called to have my number removed AND THE WOMAN ON THE PHONE SAID "WE DON'T MAKE OUTGOING CALLS"- LIAR. Screw Mormons. They really know how to scare people away!
9/25/07 She said she was from USI (whatever it is) and she asked if Ms.xxx is still the owner of our business. She wanted to update info for free advertisement and spoke in a hasty fashion. Told her there's been new ownership, Glad I gave them a wrong name. She thanked me.
It was just the Church of Jesus Christ checking up on some DVD's they had sent me. I didn't know it was the Church, it's ok.
Everyday they call, atleast twice. Tonight it was almost 9:00 pm.
*69 should this number. The recorded message said "If you would like to hear about an interesting new church coming to your area, press 1." Calling back the number resulted in "this number is not reachable from your area.
Just got my first call from this number - did not answer phone. I'm really getting sick and tired of these FUCKING morons calling my house. They can KISS MY ASS !!!!!!!!
FUCK THEM !!!!!!!!
ringing on message machine...
They are driving us crazy. They call 15-20/day. I'm reaching the point of having our number changed.
I don't think this seems right! Hope you didn't give information. I have them being checked out
She said they are internet search and she wanted to update our company info.
She disconnected after trying to transfer the call!
Searching on the internet they do not have a valid web page.
answered phone and then heard phone ring as if I was calling another number automatically! WEIRD
Answered then heard phone ringing and someone said "Hello". I hung up. Obviously a robot.
My voicemail got about 2 seconds of heavy breathing and then a hang-up. I suspect that their system did not recognize that the call had rolled to voicemail and the caller heard dead air from my end.
just called and i googled first...glad i did.
I ordered a Book of Mormon from them a couple of years ago. I read it, decided it wasn't for me. They called back about a year ago and I answered, I told them I wasn't interested. Now a year after that they're calling twice a day. Each time I've asked them not to call again, but they still call. Will respect my wishes, my ass.
Calls on cell phone. No messages left. Phone is on do not call list
Called this morning - my first time seeing this number. Reported to DNC - we'll see what happens now..I've been on the DNC for over a year and this is the first telemarketing call I've received.
answered, heard ringing, she asked if this was [business name] and I just hung up
y did diz fone # called my cell fone on 8/16/07 at 6:11 pm
hmm, my links disappeared from my previous post, so lets try this:
From the NC Sec. of State: The registered agent (and CEO) of phonetree is: Dibianca, A.J.; 2400 Reynolda Road,Winston Salem NC 27106. The site 411. com has listings for an A. Dibianca on Wickersham Ln. Same Guy? Don't know, maybe I should call and ask?
This is a company (800) 951-8733 who will invade your life by phone for a fee. I suggest raising holy hell with whoever hired them (church, water co., whoever) and telling them if they are going to use this kind of crap then do not call you period. The use of their technology may be illegal in some circumstances, but not in enough of them. You may also wish to express your displeasure to the folks at Phonetree, including the CEO, A.J. Dibianca. I found the following interesting, although I am not sure it has any value:
and I wondered about
We got a new phone line installed at work that I use to test my modems on.
I just finished polling a cash register and the phone started ringing. I picked up the phone, just to hear a ringing tone. Moments later, a female voice came on the line saying "hello". I just hung up the phone rather than get into a debate as to why we were connected.
Since my line doesn't have call display, I used Bell's *69 feature, and it told me what my last call number was (I never make outgoing calls on this line so I knew this had to be the number that dialed in.)
Annoying, just like most technological innovations. Too bad it wasn't "Happy Dude" calling... I'd send $1 to Homer Simpson just for a laugh.
Press 1 to hear about an exciting new church in ... your area! I'm sorry that's an invalid choice
Wow, getting into the good graces of god by associating with jerks that harass thy neighbor.
5711 S. 86th Cir
Omahe, NE 68127
Domain Name: INFOUSA.COM
5711 S. 86th Cir
Omaha, NE 68127
5711 S. 86th Cir
Omaha, NE 68127
Missed the call on my cellphone. Left no message. InfoUSA calls me a lot, so it may as well have been InfoUSA.
This is a huge network of credit card scamers, I have been traking them for moths, they will claim to be several diferent places: here is a list of names they use; Kay bank, financial services, alied collections and international conections.
they work out of; Panama, costa rica, Florida, arizona, ontario canada, south korea and india.
here are some numbers I have from same network; 905-365-9795, 928-493-0402, 626-512-1229, 850-432-4878, 800-301-0117
give no information to these people, if called you must contact the authorites
they called me at my business in Burbank, CA. I just answered hello, they started to ask questions and I said that this is a private residence, they apologized and have not called back.
called on my business ph. heard a "tap-tap-tap", a long puase and a "hello" and then hang up.
called again and left no message
They call my business repeatedly claiming to be a"business directory". Every time I ask to be taken off their calling list. They won't call for about 6 months, then start again.
no ID/ didn't answer. no msg left
they called, I did not pick up
No message left
THE PERSON HAD ALL MY BUSINESS INFO WHICH WAS NO BIG DEAL YET TALKED AS IF SHE WERE DOING A PAULA ABDUL IMPRESSION...VERY SLURRED
I've had several calls from this number and all they want is information about my business. When they are getting close to the end of the call, suddenly, they can't speak english. Then they hang up. If you call the number, it's a catch 22. Where and who do we contact to report these skummy people.
Glad I didn't answer. Thanks for your feedback
Check these 2 links on the CEO and check the backgrounds og the rest of their board.
IUSA is listed on
If you're really piss'ed off, let Gupta know on this Yahoo Stock Message Board;
They called me twice yesterday and I found this webpage when I searched the number. When they called today I was prepared and answered "Info USA. Can I help you?" The line was dead like it was yesterday.
Calls keep coming every day, but no-one on the other end of the line. How do I get this to stop????
i just got this call today at work asking questions: who's the manager, location, how many ppl working, manager's email (?), etc. i answered them since they already knew about the previous manager and i didnt see any harm. but i forgot what the woman said she was and what it was for. so i checked the id and all i saw was the number. then i checked the directory in the computer, and i saw omaha, NE and Qwest Corporation.
here's the site for info on them: ir.infousa.com
This is InfoUSA calling everyone - I haven't ever answered them because I believe they will then sell your number. They're a 'sales lead' company. They've left me over 5 voicemails in the past week, most were just static and some were background noise. It's important that people register for the 'do not call registery', it's donotcall.gov ; once you've registered, you have to wait 31 days I believe, but then you can report them every time they call you!! I've filed multiple complaints on them this week!
They called because my wife requested their book out of curiousity. First few times they left voicemail and asked if the book was received. From there on they just kept calling and hang up after two rings and left no message.
When they call, if you ask their Indian or Filipino representative: "What color panties are you wearing"? they get upset and stop calling.
Called me this morning, left a voicemail with nothing. Called me two days ago, left a voicemail with some background talking. My #'s unlisted, I dunno how they got it in the first place.
Next time you get the call and you pick up only to hear it ring as if you made the call, tell the person "say knock knock." If they are stupid enough they will, then you can say "who's there?" That's what they just did to you!
Called my work number. For some reason it just transferred directly to my voicemail. There was 2 seconds of silence and then a female (sounded automated or well-practiced) simply said "thank you so much for your time."
Trying to "update our info" to sell to advertisers.
I called the # back and got a long recording on how to go about updating our business info. I could do that by going on line also...
lady was speaking, Gave her a phone number so she can speak to somebody who speak english, she nerver called back
Saw this number on Caller ID when I came back from working out. My opinion; just don't answer if you don't know who it is. They're morons but probably will keep calling. My caller ID simply showed the number and "Nebraska."
Said they were INFO USA. The woman said they were a company that compiles information for search engines. She started to ask questions about my business. I didn't answer them because I thought they were unneccesary. She wanted to know who I was. What the business address was. What phone numbers we use. How many people worked at my businesses. I told it was irrelevant who I was and I don't see why she needed to know how many people worked at the business. I said I would be happy to give her information if she could fax it over to me because I do not divulge such information over the phone. No one has faxed me anything and I am glad I didn't give out any information.
These people just won't stop annoying me. From what I can tell, they are boiler room whores shilling for a variety of scammers who are paid based on the number of calls they make. The Do Not Call list is irrelevant to them.
I was told that this is a small collection firm for both information and skip tracing for a number of credit and collection companies. I think their regular number is 320-587-3371
They never leave a message. I think it is one of those credible collection agencies. I wish that they lived near us as we could tar and feather them for starters.
I volunteer in an ESL literacy program.I requested a free Book of Mormon because one of my students is being given a real rush by the Mormons, and I'm trying to show her all sides. (She's heavily leaning my way now.)When I ordered the book, I specifically said---it couldn't have been any clearer---that I didn't want any contact from the church. But I've had three calls. And the funny part is, they never say anything after I answer. Maybe they can sense I've done so much research I could dance circles around them in any discussion. But now that I know what the number is, I'm prepared and will have a few words to say other than "Hello?"
answered phone and it started ringing on the other end, then it hung up!
What is up with the Telemarketing these days... Sucks
Called twice already today, 1st time I answered and got a ringing tone, as if I dialed. Hung up. Didn't answer 2nd call. I am on do-not-call list and reported them on www.donotcall.gov.
rings at my office twice, then hangs up.
Info USA was calling to update information for various search engines. I said no thank you that they already had to much info. They call several times a year.
The caller stated he was from Info USA and was updating our address.
Woman InfoUSA Sales call Told her I was not interested in her call. Calls regularly
answered and then heard phone ringing as if calling another number automatically
Received a call during the day. When I answered, no one responded, so I hung up. I called the number and a recording said they were Info USA, an information verification company, and their Web site is www.infousa.com.
They keep calling, now I blocked the number
Same thing ... Ringing so I hung up on them. Very annoying. If I'm over on my cell minutes, I'm charged .40
If we all got together and showed up at the office in Omaha Nebraska (just for a cold drink) I bet the calls would stop!!!!!!
Answering machine picked up. Heard 2 tones as if someone was trying to retrieve message off of answering machine. Then, hang up.
Answered and heard phone ringing. Waited a few seconds and hung up.
answered and then heard phone ringing as if calling another number automatically. . .hung up before anything else happened. . I'm in California.
Have received several calls in the past, they always hang up. I did not know who the morons were until tonight. Thanks
Got a call in Ontario, The lady picked up and I gave her everything she asked for. Being that I'm a brand new business I thought it was American Express calling. I did however find this en.wikipedia.org
infousa try to collect info
Called 3 times in a 2 hour span.
I got this call a few minutes ago. I thought the guy said he was from USAir. (he had an accent) I gave him my company's updated info because as travel agent, it would be reasonable for USAir to call and confirm that kind of info. Now I'm ticked that I wasn't more careful. Add WV to the list
I used the phone number that a previous person had listed. I simply asked info usa to put me on their do not call list. After being transferred three times, to the guy who was identified as doing this all day long, he assured me I would be put on that list. I will let you know if it works.
since I changed my phone number I have received numerous calls like this.
Infousa is www.infousa.com
Here's what they say about themselves:
"The most accurate, updated lists to help you find
new customers and increase your sales."
They want to veryify your information because they resell it to marketers. They will already have most of the info. Probably from your website or another source. They are just checking to make sure its accurate. You could choose to give them infaux (bad info) if you want to take a chance on having wrong information out there.
They asked our company name and who was in charge. They got my name.
Like someone else said, answered and then heard phone ringing.
add Florida to list.....Anita from info usa called asking to verify some company information. All she knew was company name. Said it was for Yahoo & online Yellow pages. Fast talker. Asked for street address, name of decision maker, etc. I asked her for call back number & she said they are outbound call center only. Sounds like a scam.
When you think Omaha.THink Warren Buffet. These folks love to know everyone elses business!
they called today, I am in eastern Quebec and my voice mail is in french..they hung up!
INFO USA, Advised them if they want info to email and we would verify their source and provide info if they meet our standards, they said OK, never asked for email. Do not trust them.
Add New Brunswick Canada to the list... great.... they have called me twice today on two seperate lines...
Called me in 412 (Pittsburgh area), but let it go to vmail.
Not true about wanting money. Jeese people. Don't say things you don't even know about.
I was on a call, and I think that this company sent a signal down the line to change me (flash) over to their call, then no message
This is a church calling TRYING to spread the WORD of god...Dont answer...they just want your money...
Lady on the phone identified herself as being from the "American Church Lists" company which is owned by Info USA. She called our church number and wanted to "update" their database. She just started asking questions and I told her that I wasn't going to help her compile a list to sell to telemarketers. She didn't know what to say so she just said "have a good day" and then hung up. I used to work for a company that would purchase the database of all the churches in the US. The idea was that if you already were able to get the pastor's name off of their database, then they would be more willing to speak with you when you made a sales call.
Those douche bags keep calling me here. I am going to start messing with them. Next time I will answer "thanks for calling info usa. how can i help you"
Ahhh, so that's why I have been phoned twice. I did order a dvd, from my childhood. Mr. Kreuger's Christmas or something. I am a member of the church. Now that I know it's them calling me, i would recommend to anyone lese, just to answer, and if not interested, SAY SO! They are very repecting. You don't have to be mean about, they are just as much human as the rest of you. If you're religious too, great! Just show some respect too. And NO, IT IS NOT TELEMARKETING.
Heard a phone ringing then picked up by someone I couldn't understand.
Add the New Orleans area to the list.
I too am a small business owner. I received a call at 8:57 a.m. on 4/19/07 and again at 8:33 a.m. on 4/20/07. I did not answer either call and they did not leave a message.
why do we get call blocking and still get these annoying calls
Houston. Called twice left no message.
they called twice. the first time I didn't answer and they left no message. then 24 hours later they called again. The woman said "oh I'm sorry I called the wrong number" without even asking for anybody.
Caller ID just states, "NEBRASKA"
I answered on 3rd ring with "CSI" (the abbreviation for my company name). The woman says, "I'm sorry. I dialed the wrong number." I replied, "We're you looking for someone in particular?" and she just responds with, "No . . . I'm sorry" and hangs up.
I am from China.I know bible when I am a university student
in China. I bought one bible and for long time, I try to undersatnd it. Now I am in Canada, I have a lot of chance to meet christian and priests, and experience the environment. That is why I contact you. Sincerely.
Here is the information for security pacific financial in irvine. next time I see a payphone i will call the 800 number and ask for dorothy.
Mortgages and Home Loans
Security Pacific Financial
217 Technology Dr. #250
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: (800) 370-0010
Local: (949) 699-1316
Fax: (949) 266-9854
called wanting company info would not say what for and hung up.
Have received a call from this number two days in a row, always missed the call so I looked up the number and found this site. Im actually in nebraska, so they are calling us too. Thanks to this website I wont bother to answer that call.
Wyoming also -- many calls show on caller id - when answered says "wrong number"
California, I get at least 4 of these call a day from info USA. They ask too many questions and are extremely rude.
answering machine must have picked up but no message was left...anybody know a way to prevent?
Person said they had wrong number
CONTACT: infoUSA, Omaha
Vin Gupta, 402-596-8900
Raj Das, 402-593-4517
Laurel Gupta, 402-593-4535
you can go to www.infousa.com and chat with them about why they seem to have some many people on computer redial- even after we've told them not to call. Or you can start a chat session and force them to wait. I felt better after wasting some of their time.- silly i know but after they called me every morning for 2 weeks I DO feel better
I'm near St. Louis--When I answered, woman said she had wrong number and hung up before I could find out who it was. Same number called a couple days earlier & didn't leave message.
No message--calling Western Wisconsin. Wouldn't give them any information anyways!!
They keep calling on cell phone and no response when picking up... now I just cancel their call when the nubmer pops up. Calls coming at all hours and usually 1-2 times a day
Here we go again. Got another call from these morons. It's New Mercy Community Church and the recording says the website is www.newmercy.net. F**king idiots.
Received two phone calls from this # minutes apart on the two lines for our two office locations. Live male operator; said "Sorry, wrong number."
A woman answered as we said our business name, she said:"Sorry, wrong number" yet they call every day at 1:00PMEST
woman telemarketer claiming to be with Sams club was offering some additional line of credit? She wanted to first verify information. I said no three times and hung up as it did not sound right.
I answered and then heard the phone ringing as if it was calling another number automatically, or as though I was trying to dial out.
Called me several times - when I answered the phone it was ringing as if I had dilaed their number - very annoying. Told me they had the wrong number.
5711 South 86th Circle
Omaha, NE 68127
This number just called my ported cell phone number--Did not leave a message--Is there any way to stop all the calls?
A woman said "Wrong number" and hung up
They called my office number when i answered the phone their was silence. I said hello twice and no one answered, but i did detect breathin on the other end!!
Received on 2/20/2007 @ 2:06 PM EDT. I gave my usual greeting (company name) the woman on the other end simply stated "Sorry, wrong number" and hung up. I dialed *69 to get the last number called. I plugged it into Google which lead me here.
Received a call at 8:45am, Tuesday March 20th from 402-930-3659. I answered with my usual business name and greeting. The man on the phone asked if 'x' was my address and I said yes. He said "Does your street address have any more details?" I responded with "What is this about?" He said he was calling on behalf of Yahoo Canada Business Directory and needed to update my listing information. I confirmed my information (which is all available on my website anyway). The questions were "What is your street address", "What is your mailing address", "What is the owners name", and "How many employees do you have". After answering the questions the man simply said "That is all we need" and hung up.
Caller ID says Info USA. Maybe third time they called. Won't pick up as it is probably a sales call. They never leave a message.
Did not answer. come here and check out phone number first, if I don't recognize it. Just had phone number unavailable name. Called at 10:00 a.m.
caller stated wrong number
Info USA used to put out cd's with personal and business contact info. This was in the early 90's before this info was readily available on line.
For those of us that get really annoyed by such calls, let me offer some advice. I have a Vonage line and I set it to go directly to voice mail. There's a courtesy ring on my end to let me know there was a call, but then my voice mail picks up. It removes the temptation of answering a mysterious call. Anyone who wants to get in touch with me will leave a message and a callback number. Anyone else can give themselves a digital prostate exam.
I have Vonage set up to notify me by email when I get a message so even if its an important call, there's not much of a delay.
Friends and family have another number that has call intercept (from Verizon). So no one gets through without first telling me who they are and what they want.
Good luck to everyone who has to deal with these j-o's.
I hate Dorothy! I hope someone can find the name of the actual company so we can sue their asses off.
same here "wrong number", must be retarded if they are always dialing the wrong number
402-930-3659 called us in Wisconsin on 3.14.07 at 2:20 PM CST - when answered, there was ringing...then a women said, "I'm sorry, I have the wrong number."
peckerheads. I blocked my number and called them back... pressed enough buttons til I got an answering machine that asked me to leave a message. I left them the same message they had for me "sorry, wrong number". I feel better now. Those prozacs must be doing a good job for me.
When I answered, a woman said she had the wrong number then hung up.
Didn't get to the phone in time to answer it.
Mormon church calling. They get your number if you order any of their products or if any members reccommend you as someone who may be interested.
didnt pick up & they didnt leave message...
call me here in dallas, tx. i didn't answer though
These jerks have called 3 times in 5 days. The first time I answered and they said "I have the wrong #". The next 2 times they called shortly after 6 AM and just hung up.
Said excuse me wrong number as soon as I said Hello, but also they called last week when we didn't answer. Woman's voice.
I get at least 2 calls a day, every day. They won't leave a message. Suspicious?
Calls too often. Too late. I don't want any of whatever it is. Religion? I've got some.
I get at least 2 calls a day from this number. Been going on about a month now. The second call comes in late, after 8pm. It is aggravating.
Didn't bother answering
Caller said he had the wrong number.
Answered the phone and they hung up.
Woman said that she was checking to see if this was a disconnected number
Same thing - Answered phone and identified my company - woman on other end said "sorry, wrong number. Called 800-321-0869, asked for supervisor. Told to send letter to Info USA, 5711 South 86th Circle, Omaha, NE 68127, Attn: Business Compilation - request them to remove us from their internal and external data base. Takes about 1 - 3 months. He (Kyle - a Sales Manager) said I can check for removal by going to website www.daplus.us and search by company name or phone number.
Incoming phone call answered, automatically rings back to call center; female answered indicating she was with Info USA updating their records on Business listings. She inquired about the following:
Company Contact & Title
Company Address/Zip Code
Number of persons working at the location
Requested e-mail/web address for listing update
They called my business office in Venice Florida today.
I didn't answer because it said Nebraska.
infousa.com has been reported by 60 Minutes as being the largest data collection companies in the country. They collect personal information from may sources and compile it for sale to mortgage companies, credit agencies and the like.
i answered and a female voice said "sorry i dialed the wrong number" but i could hear alot of other callers in the back ground and they were saying the same quote then she hung up on me
Further info: I called InfoUSA at 800-321-0869, pressed 2, and told them I had just gotten a call from them, and asked to be removed from whatever the data is used for. They took my phone number, told me my business name, and said they'd remove me. I spoke to Anand.
Said she had the wrong number. I said, "this is Info USA?" She said, "Sir, we're just trying to verify if this number is disconnected, and apparently it's not." I said, "No, put me on your do not call list!"
bitch wouldn't stop calling me.
pressed one. a live operator came on and I asked her to remove me off the list.
Just silence on the other end
I have gottten so many calls from dorothy, she always catch me by surprise, using different caller id. But taday is the best her caller id was my own phone number. How can I make her pay for all the inconveinances? she is very annoying.
called our office and when i answered the person on the other line said they had the wrong number she then called another line and said the same thing
Called with no caller ID other than the Phone number.
Called and didn't leave message. How annoying!
OK - so I get the call on 2/26/07 that leads to a ringing like I made a call, so I hang up, then again yesterday I get a call with the older lady saying she got a wrong number.
TODAY, I get another call from the number - so instead of answering with the usual business greeting - I just said "hello". That threw this new voice into a tizzy. Then I got the "I'm sorry I got the wrong number" and she hung up. I do not know who they think this number belongs to.
Tennessee is SO on the list.
get a call from this number every other day. Advised they dailed wrong number. Annoying. called my phone provider to complain.
Answered the phone, began ringing on the other end. Asked to confirm my information. I hung up.
answered and then heard phone ringing as if calling another number automatically. I hung up. They called back a few minutes later - I answered - a woman said "I'm sorry, I have dialed a wrong number" and she hung up.
answered phone, heard ringing, man said "sorry wrong number"
ugh. these guys don't quit. Quite annoying. Austin, TX
I answered, heard it ringing their end, then a woman said "Sorry I have the wrong number" and hung up.
Fairbanks, AK. Called at 7am. Left no message.
Calls every day around 1300. Filed a complaint.
Older-sounding lady immediately (before I was finished talking) said, "I'm sorry, I have the wrong number" and hung up. Seemed fishy, since she didnt even inquire further.
just silence and then a hangup on my vmail so i googled the number and found this. very helpful, i'll make sure not to pick it up in the future!
They call my cell all the time, I just don't answer.
Call them back on their 800 number so they get charged, ask them for their info etc.
This number has called our business line two days in a row. I didn't answer either time.
Called & left 2 seconds of empty voicemail on my phone. Should I be concerned?
Florida. I did not answer. After seeing these posts, I know I never will.
Called 3 times in 2 days - no voicemail message, I never pick up when Info USA is displayed. If it's important someone would leave a message!
I answered, a woman said "Sorry I have the wrong number" and hung up. Houston, TX
I answered, a woman said "Sorry I have the wrong number" and hung up. Houston, TX
i didnt even pick up the phone cause i dont know the number and i live in canada anyways
I get a call Monday-Friday from Omaha NE. at 10:00 A.M. When I answer there is nothing on the line. It is very annoying.
they are only verifying your contact information. If you operate a business and would like to be listed under various yellow pages on the internet, then this company is actually helping you. I requested that my business be listed so that sites like aol or msn would post my information on their sites. The only other way is to pay for listings in your local yellow pages since that is the only way they can verify your data. Otherwise you have to submit your info and wait months to be added to their database. Basically, free advertising for my business.
Left short vm - didn't talk
I am an attorney in Portland, Oregon. I received a call from Dorothy on my unlisted cell phone. I am investigating a possible class action against telemarketers and their customers for violations of 42 USC 227, which provides for a private cause of action for injunctive relief and a statutory minimum penalty of $500 per violation. If anyone has verifiable information on the idenity of the telemarketer(s) and their customer(s) please contact our firm by going to www.slaterross.com
Baton Rouge, LA. Called a couple times a week. Same story as all, "Info USA" updating our contact information for search engines
Called me today. Did not leave a message. Will not answer in the future.
Baton Rouge, LA. They've called my business at least once week. Answered it the first time, started ringing, hung up, I just don't answer it anymore.
" Dorthy " with mortgage annoy the heck out of me at work , i get a call weekly if not daily. But i am Shocked to get a call from "Dorthy of mortgage branch" on my unlisted pre-paid cell phone _ - _
Answered, and then just heard phone ringing.
THIS NUMBER HAS NOW SHOWN UP TWO DAYS IN A ROW ON MY CALLER ID. I DO NOT ANSWER.I DO NOT KNOW ANYONE IN OMAHA, NE
I get calls about every week and four this weekend alone.
Got call at 7:16am, recorded message that took us that South Redford schools were closed. We had subzero weather and the message gave a heads up on schoolclosings
Ugh, they called again on 2-2-07 at 7:40pm and then yet again on 2-3-07 at 11:30am! >:(
HOW CAN WE STOP THESE PEOPLE FROM CALLING & HARASSING US?!??
Info USA asked the owner's name, address, and how many employee and e-mail address. They said to verify the info for search engine. I told all of our employee not to give any company info over the phone.
I received the same EBMUD recorded message that they are undergoing seismic upgrade of parts of their system, so they are requesting voluntary water reduction of all users. They threaten that there will be water rationing if people don't reduce their usage. I haven't read anything like this in the papers, so I wonder if it's a hoax.
they called me on 1-31-07 at 3:17pm and again on 2-1-07 at 12:05pm
i didn't answer either time (they left no message) and the caller ID just read "TOLL FREE CALL"
this number called my cell and the message was from EBMUD (local water utility) in the east bay area, recorded message about limiting water use. weird, considering we are on the opposite side of the country from where the area code is.
I answered and got a recorded message saying: "If you would like to hear about an interesting new church coming to your area, press 1."
How did they get my number is what I want to know. I am not a religious individual and have no interest in hearing about their church. I'm on the Do Not Call Registry and nearly every charity org. that has called has kindly removed me from their lists. How do I get off this one?
So I'm calling the number back and when it asks for your number I enter in the number that shows up. That way if it's just a way to collect numbers they'll be calling themselves a whole lot. If everyone does this maybe we'll get less calls b/c they'll be too busy calling themselves.
Called twice today...tried to call number, but message said # was disconnected
I get called once or twice every day... And it's been going on for months. "Hi Guys, this is Dorothy from The Mortgage Branch!"
Last call was 5 minutes ago from 602-624-4822
This number calls morning, noon, and night. As late as 9:30pm. I really need to report them!
Started calling three days ago. Now four calls and rising. The recorded message asks "If you would like to hear about an interesting new church coming to your area, press 1." No other info is passed along and there appears to be no way to STOP THESE IDIOTS!
Answered and heard phone ringing as if I had dialed a number. I hung up.
If you want to complain about calls showing this number, the RESPORG is PRIMETEL @ 888-774-6383. They are NOT friendly! The number is probably part of some scam operation.
IT HAS CALLED THE LAST 3 DAYS WHEN I ANSWER IT SAYS NOTHING, I SAY NOTHING, THEN IT HANGS UP! IF YOU CALL THE NUMBER BACK FROM MY AREA I GET A NON COMPLETION RECORDING THAT IT CAN'T COMPLETE THE CALL FROM MY CALLING AREA. I TRIED THE LD CARRIER FOR THE NUMBER BUT SO FAR THEY JUST TAKE MESSAGES NO HUMANS.
They call every day (7 straight now). I don't answer and they don't leave a msg.
Called at my office, when I answered and then heard the ringing like I was calling someone I hung up. When I googled the number it brought me here, after reading these posts I'm gald I hung up when I did!
St. Louis, MO
they called yesterday and I got the ringing thing and then today I got a woman who wanted to verify info, when she asked for more info I told her no
This is a hang up call ...8:25PM ... enough already
Called our St. Louis office on 1-22. I hear the ringing of a phone on their end and hung up.
They keep calling. Are church groups exempt from obeying the no call list? If their not, they sure think they are!
they called our office in Montreal, Canada
no info for caller ID
called on January 19 2007
did not answer call
I picked up the phone and heard ringing. Some woman answered and asked if this was so and so business. I said no. She apologized and hung up.
I answer my business line informally alot due to the type of calls I get. Because I answered with a "Hello" the woman seemed confused and apologized and said she had the wrong number. I have been getting calls where the phone rings everyday for a while now and it was only when I looked this up. I have been on the "Do not call list" for a while but I still constantly get calls
Answered and heard a phone ringing like so many others have experienced. I hung up.
This number called me, i picked up and it rang as if i was dialing out. this caught me off guard so when a woman answered i was stupid enough to answer her questions. she got all my business info, email address, owner information, etc. i am such a jackass!
Number says "Toll Free". Calls every day. Recording plays when answered
From Omaha, NE to my business cell phone. I didn't answer. If it really is INFO USA, then they actually are legit. They are verifying that phone numbers for businesses and those involved in business are accurate. They should do this at least every six months, verifying the phone for each business and/or organization is still a working number connected to that business.
Same in NJ rings after I pick up so I hang up. Tried again at 9:30 next day, Not sure how much more they will try.
Calls everyday at home and at office... Caller id - nebraska
Answered, just a ringing phone so I hang up.
I keep posting the good news and 2 of you have emailed me for info. I got sick and tired of these calls late last year. The DNC list is bogus and does nothing.
I tried everything Bellsouth had to offer (very little, very expensive) and nothing worked. I Googled and Googled and soon found the Interceptor ID device. It looks just like a caller ID, hooks up the same way.
BUT, once you program this bad boy, the calls from these assholes disappear. The device ~Intercepts~ (clever, right?) them and forces the call to a dead-end port in the device. All your other calls come right through.
I had 5 "800" calls today. I never heard a phone ring and there are no messages. I know they called, it's a caller ID with memory.
I get to look at the day's "catch" and laugh my ass off at these guys. It's the best $100.00 I've ever spent. If you want to know more, drop me a note to my email, jimmyjoker at gmail dot com and I'll be happy to share some notes with you.
They called us being Sears Canada and today being Info Canada. Obviously a hoax
Caller sounded strange/almost automated, asked a lot of questions & for a name & mailing address. Said they "provide information for on-line systems" then call disconnected.
Answered and heard a phone ringing as if I'd called them. I hung up. add TN to the list.
It's an answering machine for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. I have a mormon friend that requested someone from the church greet you Happy (whatever holiday it is) and send you a free gift. It's usually a dvd on family and love. I don't think it's telemarketing, but I could be wrong. If you tell them not to call you anymore, they respect your request.
I keep getting calls from some church. They are all automated messages. I have tried to call the company and asked them to remove me and they told me tough.
Said they were InfoTech/InfoUSA, a search engine submission/management firm?
"Dorothy from the Mortgage Branch" calls my 13 year old son's cell phone on a regular basis. When we pressed 1 and finally got through to a live perosn, I tried to explain the mixup and request they take his number off their list....all they did was hang up on me mid-sentence.
Phoned, hung up after my outgoing message.
Caller ID said, "INFO USA."
Contact Joseph Rios, He's their contact.
If I ever meet Dorothy on the street, she is getting a punch to the face.
No message. Hangs up when answering machine begins. Calls several times weekly.
I got a call from this number yesterday. Caller ID said Unkown Name, and there was no message left. Info USA was the name on recording when I caled the number.
Security Pacific Financial Licensing info from their website - CA Department of Real Estate / California Finance Lender - 01446768
I also tried to do their online chat with a representative - no success
Dorothy from the Mortgage Branch - called my home in Colorado 3 times in the last 4 days.
Dont Call us anymore!
they just called again today. yep they said infousa, they said they provide information about my business to search engines. they read out my address and business name and asked if it was correct. i said "we are shutting down our business so that address and phone number will not be available anymore. so you may as well take us off the list, but thanks anyways" they girl happily said "okay, thanks very much"......well, that's that, i'll post more info if they ever call me back =D)
hawaii - 12:27pm - 12/01/06
said they were with infousa.
infousa (if they are indeed them) are information brokers.
Add Iowa to the list.
I pressed "1" and was connected to someone who said her company name is "Home Loan Help Center". I asked if there was a number I could call her back on and she said no. I then asked if she knew that her actions were illegal, to which she simply replied, yes.
add hawaii. they just left 2 seconds of silence on my answering machine....but i already hate them.
Dorothy from the Mortgage Branch is driving us crazy! The calls come to all of the business phones where I work, and to all of our cell and home phones. I WILL find a way to get rid of the Dorothy calls!!!
Called my cell phone so I could only see the number. They called on 11/28/2006 and 11/27/2006.
INFO USA sells your data as business leads. Do NOT confirm any information from them. Not only is it a waste of your time, they will go ahead and sell your data to as many people who are willing to purchase it. Please trust me on this one.
Been calling quite abit and same thing as others. I say do not call I am on the do not call list. Asked about my business kisting, and asked to verfy the info they had. Name:,email,etc. I say plaease do not call and hang up.
It was chrysler financial, i am late with my payment
wanted company info would not discose who they were
picked up phone and it rang to some one that wanted info on my business,told them to remove me from their callin list. fat lot of good that will do. add utah to your list
i am in toronto... and got this call verifying my company address, name of owner and email address.... lady seemed to be in hurry..and i did not understand >< what this is for..
Call 4 times a day. Nobody on the line
Received call today - requested business, city and street address. I refused to give street address and questioned the nature of his call. He stated internet links or something. I ended the call. Maryland Area
keep calling my cell phone - hear phone ringing, but no answer. ANNOYING
same as others. phone rang, I answered, heard line ring. BUT since I am listed on Do Not call Registry I filed a complaint immediately.
WHEN I ANSWERED - IT WAS RINGING ON THE OTHER END...SOMEONE CAME ON THE LINE AND ASKED FOR THE OWNER. OWNER WAS NOT IN SO I TOLD THEM AND ASKED THEM NOT TO CALL BACK AS IT WAS THE 3RD TIME THEY HAD CALLED TODAY
"Dorothy...mortgage branch" so annoying. Here's how you can strike back against this "automaitic" telemarketers or any similar telemarketers. Record their message on your answering machine, then re-record it onto a portable cassette tape recorder. When you find their phone number or the phone number of whoever is employing them or doing business with them, go to a phone booth after office hours with your cassette and call their number and play the annoying telemarketers' message into their voice mail. Since the companies which employ these marketers often have a toll-free 800 number, you can call it repeatedly for free, each time leaving that obnoxious message on THEIR voice mail. They will be obligated to cycle thru all their weekend or after-hours messages because they don't want to miss the regular messages. If they receive enough of their own medicine (these obnoxious messages), they will think twice before they again pay those telemarketers.
I live in Orlando, FL. And dorothy calls my job at least 6 or 7 times a week... "Hi guys, this is Dorothy from the mortgage branch... uhm...." so annoying!
They called but I didn't answer. They left no message.
I got the call from this number today.
I live in Japan.
They use the international phone too.
KEEPS CALLING EVERYDAY- I DON'T ANSWER GOOGLE BROUGHT ME HERE -
They call daily but never leave a message.
Have called twice this weekend and will not leave a message.But theres a morman message when you call them back.
asked too many questions. asked to update then asked for names they should have if they're updating.
called twice. Once on tuesday and was told to remove me from the list and then called again today and it was a different voice.
Same thing, I hear ringing and someone "answers" the phone at their end.
Hung up twice.
Just got a call from this number.
Asked about our Self Employment business,asked to verfy the info they had. Name:,email,
They wanted too much information. There is so much identity theft, I would not give them more than they already knew. They called me on my cell# and asked me all about a company I work for..
Like the others, very annoying! I thought we were free from religious persecution in this country.
They had called my dad before and my dad "pushed 1" to speak to someone and when they answered my dad yelled "WHAT DO YOU WANT?" and they quickly hung up. Today we received the same call so my dad pushed 1 again but this time a guy answered and said "Aw, you're mad..." and hung up. Man this thing is making us mad. It's harassment!
zip 30012, date 10/20/2006. callerid
"Omaha NE 4029303659"
they left 2 seconds of silence on my voicemail. resource hogs..
There was a prerecorded voice urging me to stay on the line as I'd been lucky enough to pre-qualify for a 1% 30 year mortgage. I waited on the line, and a woman came on the line (forget her name). I asked her what company she was from, and she stated "lending solutions." I then asked her the name of her parent company, and she immediately hung up. How rude!
Caller said it was info USA.com and they were an updater service for places like Google, Yellow Pages and so on. Interesting that I have to place my ad with these people on a yearly basis so why do they need to update anything. It was certainly a predictive dialer (boiler room) type of outfit and they were just fishing for new info. Why? Who knows. I have all the info available on the web for my business so why would I need to offer it to this guy.... not a good move, I wonder about this stuff and will not just offer up company info to just anyone that calls. Never heard of them before today and hope to never again. Just another list and more junkmail I'm sure.
Dorothy - Mortgage branch, press 1 for a person. Ask them to remove my name, get hung up on
Same thing, I hear ringing and someone "answers" the phone at their end.
They don't get my info!
Caller ID says Tollfree Number
I have a call screening device that I have set to block all toll free calls and any other call of my choosing. I can even choose to have only callers on my approved list to ring my phone. Lovely!!!
Have been getting this recording for months now. Several times a week.
they call up to four times a day. pressed one once as that is the only option and no there was nothing further. sometheing has to be done...!
They call multiple times a day and started four days ago. I answered once and they had a recording that directed pressing "one" for more information about a new exciting church opening in my area. The use of a recording and computer to dial multiple times is very annoying.
Is there something we can do here....I've asked time and time again to be removed.....they hang up on me. Very aggravating!
I receive on the average 2 calls per day from Dorothy from the Mortgage Branch. Whether I answer or let it go to voice mail - the message is always the same. I pressed one on my phone to speak with someone 2 weeks ago and asked to be removed from the list. Last call 10/05 at 3:40 pm Hawaii time.my zip - 96795
these people call me repeatedly. when I ask to talk to a supervisor the are mean to me and hang up
Van Horne rural phone cooperative is not the source of these calls. They say they are being "spoofed," and that this number was chosen at random to be placed in a caller ID. I also hear from "Dorothy at the Mortgage branch" daily and sometimes several times an hour. If you press 1 to get to a live person you ask for the calls to stop and they hang up on you.
I've been investigating this, and have come up with a few leads.
As some have suggested, you'll get nowhere with Security Pacific Financial in Irvine.
What we must do is find out the "beneficiary" of these calls and track it back to the entities that are paying for this illegal form of telemarketing harrassment.
This telemarketer- Home Loan Help Center, has been calling up to 3 times a day for the last 3 weeks. They of course did not take me off the call list as requested. I *69'd them and upon calling them back received an ansering machine that said "Ha Ha Ha, you are the victim of a telemarketing scam. There is nothing you can do to stop us. We'll just keep calling you and calling you.." The next time they called I played along and pressed 1. The woman at the Home Loan Help Center asked me a few questions and then connected me to a supposed mortgage co. out of California called "Sage Credit" I spoke to someone named "Frank" (by the way they all sound like absolutely uneducated scamers!) After he asked me afew questions regarding my multi million dollar property I had him hooked. I indicated I had to go attend to my son and asked for return phone number which he gave me 949-296-7487. I called the number and it is an answering machine indicating it is Sage Mortgage and it is Franks extention. Sage mortgage is a legitimate business in California, so it seems that they are the receiveing end of all the nasty Home Loan Help Center telemarketing. This is all I know. I have registerd with the national do not call list just this week so there calls to me could not be fined, however it seems they are harrasing at this point and that can't be legal! Any suggestions?
"Church" trying to sell copies of "The Purpose-Driven Life". Someone needs to lose their tax-exempt status. I'm sure hell is full of telemarketers.
Dorothy with mortgage note.
I pressed 1 to get a person, I promptly asked to get my number removed from their list and the person hung up on me. I dialed *69 to get the number. My home phone does not have caller id. I get this call everyday. Sometimes more than once. Today it was twice within minutes.
called every day for last 2 weeks. when asked them not to call, they hung up. when asked name of company, they hung up.
Dorothy has been using the following numbers...
310-949-4910 from 2006-05-02
503-426-3110 from 2006-05-24
504 426-3110 from 2006-05-24
310-949-4915 from 2006-08-01
503-426-3115 from 2006-08-01
503-426-3120 from 2006-08-09
602 624-4928 from 2006-08-30
319 228-1832 from 2006-09-22
Here are a couple of entries:
This is Security Pacific Financial www.securitypacificfinancial.com
Report them to the FCC and BBB for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Doyle Glass is the president
Greg Borsuk is the operating officer. They are co-owners. whocalled.us
North County Communications Corporation seems to own all of the phone numbers doing the illegal calling for Dish Network and Dorothy from Security Pacific Financial.
They also advertise doing telemarketing although they have somewhat amended their website since more people are catching on. They claim they are just a telephone company and even conveniently claim they support the Telephone Consumer Protection Act .
Todd Lesser - www.nccom.com
619-364-4750 or 800-845-3986.
Dorothy calls my house too. Annoying b*. She calls almost everyday. And I've even tried to talk to an operator. Sometimes after I put 1 they just hang up without even a hello.
Hey guys, Van Horne Cable Company owns this number. They won't tell me who this actual company is or where they are located. I have complained and complained to them. So if you want to give it a try, here is their number 319-228-8791, maybe you'll have more luck. They only disconned this number one time for me and of course they are back at it again.
i've been getting two and three calls a day from this number! the one time i did pick up there was nothing on the other end.. i guess i hung up too soon
Good ol' dorothy is a regular caller although her number seems to change the message remains the same.
If you're on the do not call list then report these scumbags (www.donotcall.gov). The name in the recording I received is "New Mercy Community Church". Best match web site is www.newmercy.tv.
Dorothy is very persistant. If anyone gets this company's name, I'd love to collect my $500 being a pain.. Thanks
My family and I live in HAWAII and Dorothy calls everyt day. Sometimes very early in the morning. Every time we press "1" to try and talk (yell) to her or anyone to get our names removed from the calling list, we are hung up on or get the busy signal. We are going to call the telephone company to get this number blocked. Anyone have another solution?
I am getting this recorded message repeated on both my home phone and work cell phone number. No option to have them stop calling, just press "1" if interested. When you get through to a person and ask to be removed or to talk to a supervisor, they hang up immediately. The calls continue. Sometimes call display gives a non-working number like this one, sometimes says "unknown name, unknown number". Help!
They call, but leave no message. Must not be important.
Dorothy from the Mortgage Branch, 1% interest off - right! Says I can press 1, but kind of difficult if I am getting a message on a machine. No answer when I call back
long pause before a pre-recorded message came on from "the morgage branch" huh???
st. louis missouri, here. they call repeatedly on a business line but never leave a message.
Same as the others... answered and heard a phone ringing
They call me everyday too. Says "Out of Area". No message left on machine.
Answered and heard a phone ringing like so many others have experienced. I hung up.
I get a phone call twice a day at least from this number. It's ridiculous!
Today I got calls from them at 10:42 a.m. AND 12:50 p.m.
They called yesterday, and again today, saying "Press 1 for more information about a new church." Next time they call, I will press 1 for more information, call the church, and PROMISE legal action if they call again...
3rd call (2nd again today!) same recorded msg. - activated msg. from "Love of Christ Church" 'selling' services and offering to mail information. Must have gotten phone number from my daughter who attended once.
reported yesterday PM - they called again 10:01 AM today, I answered on 2nd ring = recorded msg.: "If you would like to hear about an interesting new church coming to your area, press 1."
(800) 214-9349 called 09/04 @ approx. 1:51 PM "UNAVAILABLE"
no msg. & hung up. WhitePages.com Reverse Phone Lookup has NO info ???
Called stating he was from Info USA and was updating some records. Asked to verify company name and owner's name. I didn't tell him anything, giving out company info to strangers is not a good idea for any business.
They said it was INFO USA and wanted to "verify" our address and contact info.
Add New York to the map.
I asked what the nature of Info USA's business was and was told they provide info to sites such as Yahoo business listings. I asked that my business info be removed from the list and was told I couldn't be removed from Info USA's files but that they would not distribute my info outside their company. As much as they knew about my business, they must have access to state records, so I guess I'll need to contact someone at that level in my quest to stop so many unwanted telemarketing calls.
This number calls everyday and it gets rather annoying...I just hang up or not answer the call anymore.
Every other day, whether morning, afternoon, or night, they call. They don't say anythingm they just hang up. It's getting really annoying.
Nearly everyday with out fail, a call from this co. End up either ignoring, or clicking on then off the phone to stop the ringing.
she said something about a dot com interest or something then they just hung up
answered and then heard phone ringing as if calling another number automatically
I get a phonecall nearly every day from this number. Annoying!
INFO USA- they call every day on 3,4 different lines. This happens once or twice per year. When you answer, you hear ringing, then operator asks questions regarding who is owner of the company, what address, etc. I have asked many times to be removed, but they continue to call.