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

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didntask calls from 11 phone numbers:

08009121698 202-367-9027 215-542-4930 310-362-7323 313-887-5698 416-364-1111 630-505-3008 651-379-0100 800-668-7639 816-389-2623 954-366-0317

200 Comments

(416) 364-1111

February 20th, 2014 no MS

rejected

February 4th, 2014 Kevin IA

Windows virus support

(310) 362-7323

February 4th, 2014 D IN

1-310-362-7323 is number is calling a Health IT Company in Indiana. I Locksmith from CA is calling a Indiana #? Odd.

(416) 364-1111

February 3rd, 2014 JR MD

Not sure they hung up immediately when asked who they were they called my home phone before the legal time for ANY company including debt collectors to call which is before 8am. He the call came in about 7:50am.

February 3rd, 2014 a web host FL

I did not answer this call, but have had the number they called for less than 12 hours. I noticed in this thread that several people mentioned ammyy.com A whois lookup shows an anonymous registration, theoretically in Panama, but that could be fake info. I then tracked the IP number that his nameservers are sending people to for that domain, and it appears to be an IP block controlled by someone in Russia. Hope that helps someone.

February 2nd, 2014 nj NJ

this person repeatedly called (since August)1st for compensation for Health (birth control )
now computer error from Toronto Canada, I told them SEVERAL times to take me off their calling list and the man said No I will not. I AM on the do not call list!
how do you stop these calls!!??

January 31st, 2014 Mike M. WI

supposedly someone hacked into my computer. said he was from Istanbul; Turkey. Ya right!, and I am the Pope. I hung up.

January 28th, 2014 ED FL

Chase bank debit card restriction

January 25th, 2014 alk MD

man called stating he was from Microsoft Windows that it was an emergency call that my computer was having a problem I told him to never call back again he said he was very concerned because this is a sad Microsoft problem

January 23rd, 2014 Rachel WA

Called my 15 year old son twice this morning asking if someone recently had surgery in our family and referenced the drug lipitor. He told them not to call back the first time and they called again. How do I get them to STOP calling? Who do I report it to? I tried to call the number they called from back and it is an unreachable number.

January 22nd, 2014 DJ Coleman IL

Windows virus support. Told them I was traveling and promised to call back if they gave me their number. After much convincing they said to call 303-731-3398 and as for William. How did I now this was a scam? - I run Linux!

January 21st, 2014 Isk8dancr AZ

They are saying that they are representing Windows and my system is corrupt. They would like my system information and I actually think they wanted to log onto my PC. BS I told him my IT people woulkd handle it and thanked them and hung up

January 21st, 2014 Sharon NH

Caller with heavy Indian accent claiming to be from Medical Services.

January 17th, 2014 Bruce WI

I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize. They did not leave a message

January 16th, 2014 WILL AZ

TWO DUDES FROM INDIA CALLED- 416 364 1111 GAVE ME THIS WEBISTE TO LOOK AT- WWW.AMMYY.COM HE WANTED $200 OR $150 TO FIX MY VIRUS INFECTED PC...AFTER AN HOUR OF THIS JOKER I TOLD HIM HE WAS A THEIF AND HE WILL GET CAUGHT ONE DAY! HE LAUGHED AND SAID " I HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR PC " THEY ARENT MEAN JUST PUSHY AND WANTING MONEY! GO TO WWW.WHOIS.COM AND PLACE THE WEBSITE ABOVE TO SEE IF UIT CAN HELP US GET THESE GUYS!
YOU CAN SEE WHO OWNS THIS WEBSITE-
Domain Name: AMMYY.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.

January 15th, 2014 David VA

Got a heavily accented person trying to tell me that my genuine windows registered product has been reporting that it is infected with many viruses. When I asked how he knew this he told me a long involved tale of the master servers reporting it to Windows since my LIC file was with them, yada yada. I told him I'd check it out and call him back if he'd leave me a number. He hung up.

January 9th, 2014 Hmmmm MD

I guess i'm not the only one. Tricked him enough to figure he was scamming me. I managed to tick him off until he said "Ok, go F@%# yourself". That wasn't very professional :)

December 23rd, 2013 PublicNOtice KS

Posting Information On Possible Offender: These details are being posted from pubicly gathered data. The problem is so elusive and difficult to solve that law enforcement apparently has been unable (or unwilling) to address this issue. It is my hope that this information will help or inspire others to collect more information in an effort to shutdown this illegal business.

The data below was gathered when a user posted a phone number (1-800-892-9533) they were given to call them back.I called this number and spoke with an agent and it has been the same agency who has been calling repeatedly over the course of many months. This phone number led to the following information being discovered.

Pitch: Credit Card Reduction
Company: Credit Card Services (many names are used)

Scam Websites Assoicated with the Phone-Number:
financialsavingssolutions.com
premiermarketinginternational.com
[These sites give the same pitch given ove the phone]

[Website Owership Info]
Owner: Kimberly M Coarse
Home Address: 14508 Michener Trl Orlando FL 32828 (Goggle-Maps has the house blured out)
Email: businesswoman8884@gmail.com
Phone: 407-430-9184
Possible Age: 29

[Other Registered Domains]
greenpowersales.com
premiermarketinginternational.com
EFFICIENTENERGYBOX.COM
financialsavingssolutions.com
THEGREENPOWERGROUP.US

Additional Addresses
Coarse Kimberly M - 14421 Paradise Tree Dr Orlando, FL 32828

[Shell Companies]

Green Power Group LLC
Assoicated Individual: Coarse Kimberly M
Website: greenpowersales.com
728 W. ave #188 Cocoa FL 32927 USA (Google-Maps Indicates Mobile Home)
888-580-7979 (busy signal)
sales@greenpowersales.com

Premier Services Plus LLC
Assoicated Individual: Coarse Kimberly M
2472 LAKE UNDERHILL ROAD SUITE 127 ORLANDO (Google-Maps Indicates UPS Post-Office)

Auto Guardian Usa, LLC
Assoicated Individual: Coarse Kimberly M
Orlando, Florida -- 14508 Michener Trl Orlando, Florida 32828-6460

Financial Savings Solutions
Assoicated Individual: Coarse Kimberly M
web: financialsavingssolutions.com
Phone: 800-892-9533 (Working 12/19/2013)
Email: financialsavingssolutions@gmail.com

Premier Marketing International.com
Assoicated Individual: Coarse Kimberly M
Web: Premiermarketinginternational.com
Phone: 800-607-1985 (Working 12/19/2013 )
Email: premieradvisorscare@gmail.com

Company Summary:
Kimberly's infromation appears scattered across these different organizations. In some instances they appear compeletely seperated with difficulty in determinig a connection. However, there are connections that tie all these organizations to the same individual. The single unifying one is that all the websites are tied to the same IP address (66.96.160.144), hosting company (Endurance International Group), DNS provider netfirms.com, and the always helpful WHOIS data. This in combination of addresses and company names allows for identification to be tied to Kimberly.

The Green Power Group LLC seems to be a failed attempt to resell some power products. The website is incomplete, possibly it was a proof of concept or an attempt to resell products (or simply a front). The site indicates no company or identifyable data but does post some patent numbers (US PROVISIONAL SERIAL NUMBER 61/196,036, US REGULAR SERIAL NUMBER 12/579,030 , INTERNATIONAL PCT SERIAL PCT/US2009/060666) which point to an individual Jerry B Johnson. This person may have had business contacts with Kimberly Coarse. There is another 'reseller' in FL that appears to be selling his products as well.

Conserving Energy Now, LLC.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
904-386-0294
kevin@conservingenergynow.com

Green Power Group LLC, is the organization that Kimberly Identifies with on all the above websites with public data. This could be the focal point of any financial transactions that are taken place . Things like webhosting need to be paid for and would likely be done through a company transaction. Many providers require such infromation, ironicly enough for fraud reasons.

There are some lesser kown information about the Premier Services Plus LLC. The fact it is linked to a UPS postal box makes it a likely canidate for where checks would be mailed. The location is about 15min from the home address. A wise move to dissaocciate the home address from the business address.Which brings up the curious question as to why the home address is blurred out in google, when none of the other homes are. The property isn't in a private neighborhood and seems rather odd for this one home to be targeted. The blurring isn't even that effective, if anything it brings more attention to it.


Final Note: With millons of dollars at stake it is possible that this individal doesn't exist. A fabrcation allowing people to chase. However, there is a paper trail here that can be followed and some things verified. The house address likley has public infromation on ownership that could be confirmed. (I couldn't find it but those in her local area may know how to). Some money could be spent to run a background check. The companies providing hosting for these services can provide logs and financial records (should law enforcement get involved).

[Phone Numbers] - This organization spoofs (fakes) the numbers they really use. Making calling them back impossible. Also makes tracking them difficult as well.

860-822-7440
731-498-4058
517-705-1117
302-234-8558
281-825-4439
765-998-4712
416-364-1111
320-518-8730
631-665-8769
503-543-5471
731-203-5870

December 17th, 2013 Robert CO

Got a call today saying his name is "Michael". Heavy Hindi accent, asking about refinancing our home. Said company name was "All American Lending". SCAM

December 13th, 2013 Lisa MA

He identified himself as "Mike," said he was calling from "Solar Panel USA," and said he was in California.
Scam.

December 11th, 2013 mitch CA

Received call today from this number. Indian man wanted to sell me drugs. SCAM

December 6th, 2013 spence TX

it's a man typing codes into a computer system while on the phone with you, trying to hack into any accounts you have tied to your phone.

December 2nd, 2013 Geoff OH

No one answered.

October 24th, 2013 Mike NC

Anyone involved in making unsolicited telephone calls should be hunted and summarily executed.

October 22nd, 2013 Monica CA

Does anyone have info on how we can stop these people? I have been bombarded with so many calls that my reject list is probably full and I don't fill out forms on the internet. I have searched even .gov sites... there must be something. If anyone has info about this... we can all send others (on other websites like this one) to the webpage and file serious complaints. This is outrageous! We work to hard for our money AND don't want to waste our time on these scammers!!! Also.. thanks to everyone who posts on these websites! :-)

September 9th, 2013 Nick TX

This is a scam call. They are trying to get personal information and install malware. This is not "Windows Technical Support".

September 7th, 2013 Rebecca

Calls to refund my money on a Live Technician agreement. They are in India. They are not really from Live Technician, and they will scam you.

September 7th, 2013 marlene FL

I keep getting these calls and tired may call an attorney:

September 6th, 2013 Tikaz OH

Called saying there was a virus on my computer and that he had been receiving complaints about my computer(?). Very bad phone connection and very thick male Indian accent. Gave me some bullshit name of a company out of California, but the area code is clearly Canada.

September 5th, 2013 don k WA

This is a scamm artist trying to get your banking information and credit card info. Dont fall for this
He claimed he was with the United States government calling to give me grant money and said all i had to do is give him my banking information and he would have the money deposited the next day . I called him on his BS and told him i wanted to talk to his supervisor he then said his supervisor was busy and that he would call back and i could speak with him then yea right if that number comes up on my phone again i blowing an Airhorn right hope to blow his eardrum apart .
I HATE SCAMMMWERS

September 5th, 2013 TJ DC

No one said anything.

September 5th, 2013 Matt CA

Number showed up as Ontario. Woman on the phone(sounded Indian) said she was from the US grant office in Washington DC. I asked why her number said Ontario and she hung up on me!

September 5th, 2013 Kirsten WA

Received a call from this number this morning. He sounded like he was from India. he said i am a registered Windows user and my computer is sending off some messages. I wish I had listened longer to see what the scam was out of curiosity. I told him it wasn't legitimate and hung up.

September 4th, 2013 Savvy DC

Got the call so many seemed to have received from an Indian guy. Told him I needed to have some reason to trust him before talking further and he said, "Ok, thank you ma'am" and hung up.

September 2nd, 2013 ggg PA

This guy called with an Indian accent on Labor Day at 7 PM from a call center with lots of noise (many other calls in the background) and says he is "Microsoft Certified support" and it is urgent I fix my computer because someone is trying to us my computer for illegal purposes. I said I didn't call Microsoft, and for him to not call me again.

September 2nd, 2013 me AZ

Claimed to be from some IT dept. Could barely understand them. I told them they were full of shot and they were scammers. They hung up quick.

September 2nd, 2013 kh TX

Indian guy calling from some tech support about my computer. Asked if I was the owner of the computer. I said what computer? He hung up. Im blocking the number.

September 2nd, 2013 mrm TX

This guy called with an Indian accent on Friday evening with an unknown phone number and told me he wanted to help me with my computer. I hung up. Today, Labor Day at 9 AM he calls again and says he is calling from Microsoft and it is urgent I fix my computer because someone is trying to us my computer for illegal purposes. I said ok let me listen, when he asked for the license# then I hung up. He did not call me right back. I wonder what it would take to get the real Microsoft company to call me. ha ha

August 31st, 2013 Marilyn NY

They keep calling then say nothing

August 30th, 2013 Karen AZ

Called my parents in their assisted living apartment. Said he was from Microsoft and told my mom her computer had issues. Wanted her to go to her pc so he could fix it. Fortunately she knew better and hung up.

August 29th, 2013 GreyDuck OR

Caller ID said call from Ontario (CA). A guy from India (?) called and said his name was Hank and he was calling from Microsoft about a Trojan virus on my computer. Microsoft never calls you even when you want them to. Obvious spam/phishing. I didn't buy it and hung up.

August 26th, 2013 George king MA

They said they was from microsoft saying that my computer was being hacked and i needed to click rum to bring up my command prompt i hung up on them

August 26th, 2013 jay TN

Said he was with Bank of America (even though the number is Canadian). Asked for me by name, but when I said I was happy with my current banking service and to please remove me from the call list, he hung up. I've been getting repeated calls from someone with a similar accent from a number that comes through as Unknown, and I'm not sure how to stop them (I'm already on the do not call list). Any tips? Just not answer?

August 23rd, 2013 AW AZ

This number called my home phone several times yesterday and I did not answer then this morning they called twice before i answered. Some raghead who could barely speak english told me he was with microsoft and that my computer was sending out virus alerts to the global server and as a courtesy he was calling to help me fix it....FOR FREE. HA! Thats when I knew for sure it was a scam. You can hardly get microsoft to answer the phone and not want money. Microsoft will not even tell you what day of the week it is with out charging you first.

I have a good idea where these clowns came from also. Last week my husband had a bright idea to get a magic jack. Ever since then i have had nothing but problems. The thing never worked correctly so I unhooked it. The next thing was I got a phone call, an email and a letter from my bank.. They had flagged my account for fraud so they cancelled my card and sent me a new one. Magic jack tried to debit my account several times, thankfully my bank shut them down.

Does anybody else out there have a magic jack experience before this crap happens? I have never had more pc problems in my life then this past week.

August 23rd, 2013 M J IN

Caller claims to be from windows technical support, and needs to fix a virus on my computer, that I am unaware of. I told the caller that I have asked 20 times for them to remove my number from their list. I told them to stop wasting my time and theirs. They must be foreign spies, because they always call when I turn my computer on or off.

August 21st, 2013 Craig CA

Soliciting home repairs.

August 15th, 2013 Charlie

Answered the phone...the caller did not speak up.

August 15th, 2013 paul AZ

wanted my mortgage info

August 13th, 2013 pamcd VA

very annoying, I said "hello" twice, I got a whistle and then a perky good-bye. I hate that.

(310) 362-7323

August 9th, 2013 J TN

Reverse lookup shows this number to be for 24-hour Service Inglewood (CA), a locksmith/lockout service. Am a bit puzzled why this number called a university office in Tennessee.

(416) 364-1111

August 5th, 2013 Jim PA

I let the machine get it. They hung up without leaving a message.

August 5th, 2013 Kathy WV

Report them here: www.crtc.gc.ca

August 1st, 2013 Ben TX

Had two calls from them. First one a male with an Indian accent, said he was from Microsoft. He said there were security problems with my computer and he wanted to help solve them. The second call was a hangup. (Please be aware: Microsoft doesn't call customers. It is a scam.)

July 31st, 2013 anna AR

Been getting lots of calls all this week from unknown numbers including this one. Didn't answer but figured it was just another scam.

July 31st, 2013 Gary MI

Ontario call from the caller ID. The man had an India accent and spoke very poor English, I could hardly understand a word he said. I did understand the word 'computer', so I figure (like other comments here) that he was trying to get me to give him access to my computers. I decided to get rude and have a bit of a cussing match with him, and find that he does not seem to know that my mother is no longer in this world.

July 31st, 2013 Sarah PA

This is a scam. They claim you will obtain grant money from the government if you go and obtain a green dot card and give them the card number. As soon as he mentioned green dot I quickly told him off and hung up on him because working in retail I know that is the quickest way to scam someone. He had the nerve to call me back and told him off again and to never contact me again.

July 29th, 2013 Not saying CA

They said nothing. I will not answer again unless I have a whistle in my hands.
I suggest you ALL do that. Let's blow these jerks ear drums out

(630) 505-3008

July 28th, 2013 Recluse PA

These scumbags call my cellphone every day, violating "do not call" laws and also the TOS of their provider, Windstream, but Windstream doesn't care either. Turnabout is fair play. Let's annoy them with hang-up phone calls and "spam" emails - fill in their email addies at "grow your penis" websites, etc.so they get inundated with spam. Can't find a toll-free number for Kantar OPS but email is: info@kantaroperations.com, fax #212-621-0916, phone 630) 505-0066 Windstream is: 866-445-5880 and 800-481-5441 and support@windstream.net

(416) 364-1111

July 26th, 2013 Mot W FL

Wife got a call from this Indian turdhead, said to call back when I got home from work. I had anonymous call block turned on, and the first call still came through with "unknown caller". I made sure it was turned on, sure enough, the jerkoff calls back, this time it displays the number. He babbled something about calling from Windows and he was in Alabama. I listened to his dog-squeeze for a minute and told him "you're full of crap and you're not getting anything out of me!"

July 25th, 2013 michael frantz PA

beginning to be harassment in nature. would like to no longer receive calls about "returning to college" caller's name was "John" both times

(313) 887-5698

July 25th, 2013 G.b. MI

called back...got a recording about they have "clients"...requested removal from calling list...likely won't matter

(416) 364-1111

July 22nd, 2013 bigtex TX

Some fool jackleg with an Indian accent said his name was Kevin and he was calling from Medicare and wanted to discuss my electric wheelchair. I told him I didn't have an electric wheelchair and he hung up.

July 20th, 2013 Sharon NJ

I get these calls every once in a while. They tell me they are from the technical department at Microsoft and there are issues with my computer. (Indian guy named Mike) I tell them I know its a scam and to stop calling me and I hang up. The last two calls I received showed no phone number on caller ID. This is the number I saw on the phone today.

July 20th, 2013 Duane FL

The man told me in broken english that my laptop sent a report to microsoft and said my windows 7 had a problem and he was going to transfer me to a ip guy to fix it. He hung up because I kept asking a lot of questions that he could not answer. The scary part is at one point I almost gave him control of my pc but something told me to start asking some question that he should be able to answer and thats when he hung up. Something stinks.

July 18th, 2013 Amanda AZ

I received a call from this number and the man stated he was calling about US government grants. I said that's odd since you're not in the us and asked to have my number removed, he then went off saying i was rude and he threatened me, called me a whore and bitch, told me he was going to have his men sent to my house and they were going to do what ever they want to me. I told him then I was reporting him and hung up. I tried to call the number back to see if I could get someone else in the call center so I could let them know this was going on but I got no answer. Then he called back, again threatening me saying him and his men would be at my house in 30 min and they were going to fuck me up. I hung up and called the police.

July 17th, 2013 trish CO

Said my computer called them.I had an issue with my compter wanted to know who is the regestered owner of my computer.I hung up.Very strange call.

July 16th, 2013 Houria PA

I had a call informing me that the USA Government selected my name to offer $7000 grant. I asked for their website he gave me the following link www.grants.gov.in I understood that the call was from India. He asked me to confirm my date of birth I said that the USA GOV has it and that I am not going to give it to him then he hung up.

July 13th, 2013 Lawrence NY

A guy called us today and tried to tell me a story that he was from MICROSOFT; he needed to call me, because they (mircosoft) were receiving messages always when one "of your computers" is booting; "we always receive e-mails from you". He wanted me to turn on my computer and give him further details. As a specialist I started asking him some nice question from a lay customers position and he tried to pull my leg ...: Our "system would create problems with youtube and facebook". "He urgently needed to help us." So I asked him, how he had gotten our phone number (because it's blocked). He shot back at me: "From your registration!" That was a big mistake, because we're registered outside the U.S.. The caller definitifely tried to start a phishing, the caller /-company is a scammer. I told him clearly that his call was documented and that our lawyers will sue him and who ever is behind it, if he calls us again. He hung up ... .

July 13th, 2013 Dick OH

Caller stated he was calling about my Windows computer and that I had downloaded a virus. He wanted me to turn on my PC so he could 'show me'. Caller had a thick accent asked me to ht cntr r keys, type www.ammyy.com into the run window. This site will load remote software on your computer. They want to gather information and load software onto your computer for them to have remote access. Report these people to your local FBI office. This is far worse than scam.

July 13th, 2013 Judith KS

Received today, caller ID - Unknown name, they hung up after answering machine answered. If you can't leave your NAME & NUMBER you'll be BLOCKED and receive a MESSAGE......If you can't leave your NAME with your NUMBER don't bother calling.......I WON'T ANSWER!

July 13th, 2013 Ashley MI

A guy called me from this number telling me my name was selected by the US Government. I told him that was odd since he was calling from Canada. He freaked out telling me the number should not have shown up on my caller ID and that I was a liar and should prove his number showed up lol. Then he told me my name was selected and I was going to jail. Asked him why (as I am laughing at him, I merely just wanted to see what he would say) and he said it was because of the way I had just spoken to him. I laughed at him pretty good which pissed him off, then I just hung up, still laughing. If you are going to try to scam people, at least try to seem half way believable. Wow!

July 11th, 2013 No-Hadjiis TX

2 separate calls from indian itdiots trying to tell me that they (Microsoft) were getting error reports from my computer. He was too stupid to understand when I told him that would be rather odd given that my computer was turned off.

July 6th, 2013 Graveyard NE

I got two calls from this number within ten minutes. Both times woke me up, which is extremely frustrating as I work overnight shifts and it's hard for me to fall asleep during the day as it is. I ignored both calls.

July 4th, 2013 bra NY

That guy is acomplete thief

July 3rd, 2013 T TX

Keeps calling my cell phone over and over . I picked up one time and a Mexican man Said to me A friend of yours said you are looking for a male gigolo

July 2nd, 2013 Alby IL

I received about 7 calls in 15 minutes from this number 416-364-1111.

July 1st, 2013 Destiny 1 OH

They never leave a message , so I don't answer and programmed my phone to send right to voice mail.
Left message to take number off calling list.

July 1st, 2013 K NV

Caller stated he was calling about my Windows computer and that I had downloaded a virus. He wanted me to turn on my PC so he could 'show me'. Caller had a thick accent and hung up after I explained I had a degree in computers and knew the call was fake, he hung up.

June 27th, 2013 Steve CA

Indian dude claiming to be from Microsoft. I said hello to greet him 3 times, and he took it as a bad cell connection... Probably fraud. Numbers listed as Ontario.

June 27th, 2013 UGH

This is the 4th Time today I got a call from this guy I can't understand. I just SCREAMED as loud as I could din the phone and hung up! I tried to report it on 1 800 do not call, but they couldn't even recognize the area code to stop it! I'm buying a whistle to blow in the phone for the next time they call!!

June 26th, 2013 Annoyed CT

I just got a call from this number as well. The guy had a strong Indian accent and it was hard to understand him. He said he was from Microsoft and was getting reports of malicious software on my computer. I told him, I would look into it and contact someone I knew and trusted and not to call me again!

June 25th, 2013 FedUp CA

The crook called claiming to be with US Govt Grants Office and said I was entitled to free money. I asked what company he was with and he hung up. Can't someone find these people?

June 24th, 2013 Bonnie S OH

Getting these calls 2-3 times a day. Sometimes they hang up when I say Hello. The last call I got about 15 min. ago, a man that could barely speak English said something about my computer. I told him that he had to stop calling here...said "Do you understand?" He said WOW and he hung up on me. I am FURIOUS.

June 24th, 2013 Vipul MN

I got numerous call from this number and this guy want to fix my computer for some virus in there. Being from the IT background myself, I played around with the guy for some time as in doing what he wanted me to do going into Eventviewere and checking the events that are logged on the computer and then he wanted me to download a software so that he can see my machine and may be get control of the machine.

I told him that I am still under the warranty for the laptop and would contact my vendor (Dell/HP) in order to fix it for me.

It is a SPAM, please be aware

June 21st, 2013 Sandy Schaffer OH

The man said he was calling from the U.S. Department of Grants. He claimed I was qualified to receive a $9000 grant that would not need to be repaid.

June 20th, 2013 T.N. CA

6/20/13 2:35pm PDT Call was very scratchy ...could not understand one word the man was saying.....

June 19th, 2013 IT Guy CT

Got the call from a guy who immediately said he was calling to fix my computer. Never even said hello so right away I new this was BS but figured id have some fun. With an Indian accent he told me he was from Microsoft and my computer was reporting errors and he was going to fix it for me. So being someone who works in IT I figured let me have some fun with this fool and see how far he would. He walked me true some basic steps to see errors with my computer in the event viewer. BIG Woopdiedoo.. Normal stuff in event viewer but he played it like it was critical. then he wanted me to down load some software from a web sight that would give him control of my PC. So I got on him about what company did he work for and how he got my number. He gave me some lame story about the Microsoft files had my number on file and he was not a fraud because he would not have none my computer had errors.. So he says if I would like to talk to his supervisor and hold on so I say 'yeah put him on' The dude comes on and whispers to me 'hello how can I help you' but it sounded like he did not want anyone to know he was on the phone.. HAHAHHA!!! I told him to kick rocks and hung up the phone.. BEWARE evil that people do.

June 17th, 2013 pickerel44 PA

this is the second time this guy called me with an India accent claiming to be from microsoft. I told him nice try again but Iwasn't born yesterday

June 15th, 2013 mary WA

This guy told me he was from Microsoft in very strong Indian accent. Told me there is something wrong with our computer & they were getting reports.I told him our computer is fine snd to stop calling. He was cussing me out for calling him a fraud when I hung up.

June 14th, 2013 joe FL

trying to say with a very bad accent that he was working for the united states gov. & that i was entitled to free grant.
area code shows its either from Ontario canada or morgan hill california. now it seems we can't even get a true location from the area code

June 11th, 2013 PISSED OFF NC

They harass me eight times today about a debt that I did not have. They even tried to say my job is on a conference call but my job was closed today. THEY ARE VERY BAD LIERS. Itried getting their name and number so I can contact my lawyer and of course I could not get it.

June 11th, 2013 FEDUP GA

I have had several calls a day from this number and a Indian speaking person was telling this was a grant loan company, after telling him I was not interested and asking to take my name off his list, he became ugly and after the forth time I ask him never to call me again and he retaliated with cussing and harassing comments.
What has our country come to?

June 10th, 2013 Linnette FL

No one on the line when I answered.

June 10th, 2013 AK

Received over 10 calls from these people in past week looking for someone other than me. I told them they had the wrong number and to take my name off their list. They do not listen. Last time I asked for the Company Name and address and the guy w/ an Indian accent told me it was a Medical Healthcare Company in Maryland. This is an Onatrio, Canada phone number. I repeated asked him to provide business name and ask for a supervisor and he hung up on me. I have seen many different numbers come up, including UNKNOWN, +44 361 570 34, 200-20.

June 10th, 2013 Gerry NC

Just got a call from this # and some Indian accent on the other line asking for some non sense. I told them to take me off list.

June 7th, 2013 Arfies Switzerland

This is a plumbing and heating company in Mar Vista, CA. They do good work, but they market a little too much. (And apparently not only to people they already have a relationship with...)

June 7th, 2013 Joe Switzerland

Here's a comment from Griffin for 315-285-9929 which I followed his advise because I was getting those calls and also from the phone number 315-285-9930; a do not call service for a small number of companies that call consumers. I called 307 223 0458 and after giving them the caller's phone number, they confirmed it was on their list so I gave the receiving phone number and since then I haven't gotten anymore calls so I wanted to pass this along to help others.

June 6th, 2013 unknown CA

this number called and websites shows this is a ad phone number

June 6th, 2013 annoyed MO

This number has called my land line countless times and I've never had a person on the other end. Always a dead call. Nothing. What could this person be gaining from just calling me and saying nothing?

May 20th, 2013 H PA

beeped and said "goodbye" in a recorded woman's voice

(630) 505-3008

April 24th, 2013 Tired TX

These idiots called at 9:00 tonight!! How do these people get away with this??!!

April 20th, 2013 Samantha FL

Call came in Saturday and the caller left no message, just hung up. Bahumbug!

April 4th, 2013 sc MS

called at 8:02 p.m. left no message; caller id showed Millyard Brown - needs to quit calling. My answering machine states "unsolicated calls will be reported".

March 27th, 2013 Tom TN

These obnoxious jerks called again at 7:40 last night. No message again. These creeps call several times a week but it doesn't seem important enough to leave a message. Put them on call block. Let's see how long it takes for them to call from a different number.

March 25th, 2013 Tom TN

These morons called again today, didn't leave a message. Let's just do away with no call lists and save various governments a lot of money.

March 23rd, 2013 PEN--DE-HO TX

STOP CALLING!!

March 22nd, 2013 Tom TN

These creeps just don't seem to have a clue. Some reports say it's Millward Brown and other times it's Kantar Ops. Could it be Millard/Kantar Scams?

February 4th, 2013 BR OH

Survey company. I've told them 3 times to remove me from their list and that the number they called is my personal WORK cell phone and to STOP calling a work number. They won't stop. I've programmed my work cell phone to not ring when they call. That's about all you can do.

December 13th, 2012 Melissa TX

Have called continuously for weeks now. Never leaves a message. Rings back busy.

December 7th, 2012 sl FL

Received this call one minute after the call from Portfolio Recover 7579613544.

June 18th, 2012 MY name OR

Called no message left @ 1:30 pm Pacific time..... NO clue who you are or why the call. AND I don't care...... I am on the DO NOT CALL list as well........If ya can not show ID and or leave message, than DO NOT BE CALLING ANYONE...........!!!!!!!

June 17th, 2012 Pam WA

I hope they stop calling soon as I keep getting them every day even satur and sunday unreal. I quess I will call phone co and see if I can block these calls

June 9th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Again, do not follow the poor example of Joni Watkins, R. Williams, ''7032579301'', and Charles. Your caller does not maintain this site or this web page. Your caller is not going to dutifully study random forum complaints. Your caller cannot magically determine which numbers should not be called based on anonymous comments. Don't start slapping your own phone numbers here unless you want them harvested by actual criminals.

If you want survey calls to end, you must make your request DIRECTLY and PROPERLY. Either speak to a rep or send Certified mail and confirm whatever phone number you'd like the survey firm to stop calling. A legit survey firm will take a polite request seriously. Making fuming comments here won't work. Tooting whistles and air horns like a bratty child won't get it done. Whining about the Do Not Call registry is irrelevant, since surveyors are not sales reps.

In the US, the magic phrase for most survey and sales calls is NOT ''take me off'', but ''Add this number to your Do Not Call list''. Surveyors are not held by federal law to the thirteen hour daily calling window imposed on sales and debt collection calls. The more polite firms observe similar hours, and only your state law might say any different.

By the way, here's a link to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site nearly begged everyone to read at registration time. See items 28 through 32.

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

The Kantar Operations website tells you repeatedly that ''participation in research is entirely voluntary'' and ''all participation is voluntary.''

www.kantaroperations.com
www.kantaroperations.com

Their clients know they will be wasting their money if a hired survey firm operates illegally or rudely. When you find a survey firm has actually done something illegal or impolite, and not merely created brief inconvenience, *then* you will have a valid complaint.

June 6th, 2012 charles OH

STOP CALLING MY DAMN NUNBER

May 19th, 2012 Linda MI

They want to survey someone aged 14-24. Sorry, no one of that age in this household.

This was their fourth attempt to contact me. Now that they have their answer, maybe they'll go away.

May 3rd, 2012 joe ON Canada

They say rearch center.

April 27th, 2012 7032579301 VA

i don't know who this is. but please don't call us again .

March 12th, 2012 pattycake TX

Have called here 3 times today. I let it ring and they hang up on the 4th ring before it goes to the message machine. Tried calling the number back and all I get is a rolling busy signal. I am on a no call list so I don't know who these pests are and why they are calling me.

February 22nd, 2012 R. Williams

My telephone number is private and I have been receiving calls from Kantor Ops. I didn't answer.
Please do not call anymore.
Your cooperation in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

(202) 367-9027

February 21st, 2012 Scambuster TX

IC Systems Collection - for most, they are calling re: WAMU accounts which may be linked to Chase or Providian. Jerks and call repeatedly.

(630) 505-3008

January 30th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Now that you've practiced your no-call request here, Ms. Watkins, deliver it to the actual caller, which does not maintain this site or this web page.

January 30th, 2012 Joni Watkins WV

Please stop calling my home. I care for my invalid mother and have small children. Your calls are interrupting their sleep. I will take further action (legal) to stop this harrassment.

January 17th, 2012 cleojones

These people suck.. They are very aggressive.. hang up in their faces

January 13th, 2012 Annah TX

I keep getting these calls everyday at around 17 hours or so...I never answer these type of call, and they never leave a message. What do they fucking want??

December 23rd, 2011 Herb

I just let it ring...

September 12th, 2011 hiyasaloek United Kingdom

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July 16th, 2011 JJ

The call came on 7/16/2011 at 12:39 PM PDT on a Saturday. I have wireless phone. The caller ID gives only the number and not the name on that service. The caller identified themself as a market research firm. I was so angry I didn't bother to ask the name. I informed them that I was on the DO NOT CALL list and they had violated it. The caller said, "we are exempt because we are a market research firm." I replied that although you may CLAIM to be a market research firm, and therefore, exempt, if I ask that you remove my number from your list, you are required to comply. The caller said they were not required to comply. (Yes, they ARE required to comply!) It went back and forth. I played broken record, I kept repeating myself. They finally hung up.

July 7th, 2011 sbud MA

I called back and pressed 1 to get my number removed from their list.

June 23rd, 2011 AnnoyedIN IN

The simplest and most rude 'market research' company ever conceived, poorly trained 'interviewers' and the inability to understand the polite request of TAKE US OUT OF YOUR CALLING LIST, morons

May 19th, 2011 MAC

Did not answer the call - they did not leave a message.

May 2nd, 2011 MIKE OH

DIDNT LEAVE MESSAGE

May 2nd, 2011 MIKE OH

Tired of getting calls from these people.

April 25th, 2011 m OH

You know you people amaze me, these places keep people working, yeah it might not be the best job in the world but it does keep people working, if you dont want to talk just simply hang up or tell them you want to be on the do not call list in a polite way, but being rude and obnoxious is ridiculous, People need to grow up.

March 19th, 2011 bob IA

left no message

February 11th, 2011 Janie

This is telephone company ATT. To get a survey or follow up on an order one placed or it placing and need more info.

January 15th, 2011 sigh... VA

I find that a good, loud air horn is your best method to get rid of scum callers.

Stocking up.

January 15th, 2011 sigh... VA

Getting tons of bill collectors looking for my SISTER who doesn't even LIVE here God-freakin_damn it!

The next bill collector who calls for her is getting an air horn reply.

The one after that will be invited over for "punch".

January 13th, 2011 Resident47

I once read that "Common sense isn't all that common". Beg to differ here but there are four categories of Federal DNC exemption: Charities, debt collectors, political speech, and surveyors ... they are not included in the FTC definition of "telemarketing".

January 13th, 2011 Common sense MI

The only people exempt from dnc list are charities and campaigning politicians...know of what you speak before you speak. So the guy named not a dumb ass kinda is..lol. Oh and just to help folks, when you sign up for dnc list, save page on browser, there is a place to report problem numbers, the way it works is they don't investigate one complaint, but if a bunch of people do, then they will do something about it. I had a credit card debt reduction comp call 4 times a day everyday, I don't have cc debt, so I kept reporting them, miraculously the calls stopped, we have to do our part too, this country has turned into a bunch of whiners who don't want to lift a finger to help themselves, but expect everyone to kiss there ass, grow up and help yourselves.

December 11th, 2010 Hank

Called the number David left 630-505-3008. Left a message that they are calling our fax machine, which we had to disconnect because of so many calls. Told them they would be reported is the calls did not stop. Will call the BBB in Il. if I have to.

(202) 367-9027

November 19th, 2010 Resident47

Mr. Bieneman: If it's now under a year since that fifth or ninth call, you still have time to sue IC for breaking cease-comm. You did send Certified with return card as proof, right?

Annoyed: Federal DNC does not apply since collectors are not salesmen. Your request should be phrased as a cease-comm, like Matt did.

All: If you are receiving repeated, misdirected, and/or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, the Federal law which regulates collector behavior and provides you simple tools for your own defense. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and collectors can be sued for their crimes. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov. See also your state laws for additional support.

November 18th, 2010 annoyed

They called asking for a relative of mine, but somewhere along the way a rather simple last name has gotten butchered in spelling, the name they gave was a horrible caricature of what it should have been. Would not tell me why they were trying to reach the person or anything to reference the call with (hmmm that sounds legitimate, let me give all information to you that I know about this person, especially since last year they came over all happy with a copy of a free and clear credit report after 2 years of paying things down), I asked them to remove my number from their directory or place it on the do not call list and hung up, let’s see if it works otherwise I'll be filing a complaint since I am already on the national do not call list.

(630) 505-3008

November 13th, 2010 Jay CT

Call is supposedly from Kantor Op, which is a marketing research company.

BUT -- It has been reported that sometimes these calls are actually from debt collectors who are trying to get you to answer the phone. They then can validate who lives there or even say that you "agreed" that the debt is true, so they can collect after the statute of limitations runs out.

In either case, DON"T ANSWER.

It's either a marketing research company or a bill collector.

November 11th, 2010 kevinkerson India

now a day we are facing with this problem...

Find A Lawyer

November 7th, 2010 Fay Sheffield LA

just wish these nuisance calls would end

October 23rd, 2010 Me AL

How can I get them to STOP CALLING?????

October 21st, 2010 VAP IL

Very Annoyed person. Not really but they did call and I did not answers and now I know to NOT answer. .

October 12th, 2010 J. Johnson CA

I have been calls from this number for months now. I do not want them calling me anymore. I have put my land line number on the do not call list, and my cell phone. Apparently they don't care.

October 7th, 2010 ben NM

not home

October 2nd, 2010 Terrye S AZ

It is just annoying! I answer they don't say anything. Don't call if you are not going to talk.

September 27th, 2010 janice AR

After being hung up on many many times, some voice came on and then a person came on who was not interested in my opinions because I AM OVER 60..AND THERE IS NO MALE IN MY HOUSEHOLD UNDER 65. The insult of annoying me with call after call at all hours only to be hung up on, then they tell me i am too old to participate in their survey....then they try to hide who the are. I called them back to ask some questions and a very annoyed young man rattled off the name and some affilliates I have never heard of. THESE PEOPLE ARE RUDE AND I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION. THIS MAKES ME WONDER ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF THEIR PRODUCT. I HOPE THEIR CLIENTS READ THESE NOTES.....IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT PEOPLE WOULD GIVE BOGUS INFO JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE SO ANNOYING. I AM DISABLED AND IT IS NOT EASY FOR ME TO ANSWER THE PHONE ON THE FIRST RING....not to mention something that is THIS ......THIS....THIS STUPID ! I HOPE THEY NEVER CALL ME AGAIN...IF THEY DO, I JUST MIGHT JOIN IN ON THE CALL THEM BACK CAMPAIGN!

September 23rd, 2010 Dallas

Just have fun with them. If they keep calling, I answer with my best 98-year-old-non-English-speaker voice (hellooooo? nooooo...noooooo...nooooo....) no matter what they say.

September 21st, 2010 jose

get call from kantor ops caller id#630-505-3008 then half a dozen from 630=595=3008 name unavaliable

September 17th, 2010 Natalie

Kantar Operations is a survey research company. They do consumer surveys regarding products, services, politics, etc. I found out that they usually don't leave messages because they are looking for people "at home now" and since they call several times (various days, varying times), they'd be leaving multiple messages. As mentioned by another poster, if you request your number removed from their call list, they comply right away.

September 16th, 2010 patty

I get a lot of hang up calls they dont like to talk to voice mail/too bad!!!

(416) 364-1111

September 15th, 2010 Sajith Bahrain

Many people ara receiving same type of call from the same no +4163641115, telling that you had won huge amount of money....... send me delivery charges ...... bla...bla bla....

Joke of the Century..... Please take care about these fruads....

(630) 505-3008

September 10th, 2010 ken PA

left no messg.

(202) 367-9027

August 23rd, 2010 ontherunfromyou CA

They ask to verify your address… WHATEVER YOU DO… DO NOT GIVE IT TO THEM… Ask what address do they have on file and watch them get mad. If they keep you on the phone for over 5 seconds then they know they can work on you. No sense arguing!

IC Systems also call from:
6035897206 New Hampshire
7036569977 Virginia
2023679027 Washington DC
6512041350 Saint Paul, Minnesota
2085157490 Boise, Idaho

(630) 505-3008

August 11th, 2010 David AZ

Kantar Operations (based in UK) Manager gave me an address in London ON however calls appear to coming from Illinois. Anyway please complain to Kantar Operations, 535 East Diehl Road,4th Floor, Naperville, IL 60563-1355. Their phone number is 630-505-0066. Fax is 630-505-0077.

July 30th, 2010 d OR

no message left. calls several times per week

July 29th, 2010 Cathy

Did not answer the call - they did not leave a message.

July 16th, 2010 dolores NY

don!t call my number again or I will turn you in

July 11th, 2010 Linda Burt AL

I had my voice mail on when they called July 8th, 2010 at 8:30 pm. No message. Too bad we can't forward all these complaints to Kantar Ops. Maybe they would do us a favor by sending out the surveys by postal service. We would have the pleasure of throwing the survey letter away, the postal service would gain monies for the postage, and they would go broke.

July 11th, 2010 Linda AL

I've received a call from Kantar Ops on Juy 8th, at 8:30 pm. Voice mail picked up. No message. Too bad we can't forward all these complaints to Kantar Ops. Calling them wouldn't help. Just put my name on the Natl' Do Not Call registry, again for the third time in three years. No help here.

July 8th, 2010 VL FL

This is the second day in a row they have called. I never answer and they leave no message.

June 16th, 2010 m

need to stop calling my house

June 6th, 2010 Sammy FL

What's the point of being on the DNC list if we're going to get these calls regardless?? Just one more inefficiancy by a gov't program. Guess they didn't think this one through either or there wouldn't be 1587+ calls reported from this number.

June 5th, 2010 Not a dumbass NV

Listen up you dumbasses...
This number is a marketing research company doing phone surveys.
Marketing research companies are EXEMPT from the Do Not Call regulations, so reporting them or filing a complaint does nothing.
If you answer and tell them to remove your number from their system, they will.
If you're too paranoid to answer, block their number using your phone.
If you're too paranoid to answer and can't or don't know how to block their number, deal with it or get rid of your phone.

June 4th, 2010 Lara NY

Never leaves message. Often calls after 7pm. Caller ID always reads "Illinois"

June 2nd, 2010 Teresa TX

This number called my home phone and wanted to talk to a male in the household, when they were told one was not available, the man on the phone wanted to know if he just wasn't avalilable or was there no male in the household. Needless to say, I hung up on him. He never stated what he wanted.

May 20th, 2010 Citizen NJ

Don't believe the shills posting here from collection companies that are telling you this is a survey company..It is not...the number is one of many that working out of their home collectors use to try and get somebody to answer the phone so they can validate who lives there...these scum of the earth buy 20 year old or older debts for pennies on the dollar and harrass people to death...I hired an attorney and have a huge suit going against them for breaking every collection federal rule and regulation in the book.

The shills post on all these 800 message boards trying to trick you into believing these are innocent survey companies calling so you will answer...they are in reality calls from 3rd party buying old debt collection creeps..

BEWARE

May 12th, 2010 Anthony

"research"

(416) 364-1111

April 26th, 2010 Shirley Mico 05 Philippines

Hi,

I received this call last April 24, 2010 at about 3:57 in the afternoon and it is unlisted. the number is 004163641115

(630) 505-3008

April 22nd, 2010 A J

This is Millward Brown Company. The call is from Kantar Ops at 1-630-505-3008. Just call 1-310-309-3400 and ask for Jennifer. Tell her you want your number removed from the list. Very cooperative. Said she would take care of it immediately.

April 19th, 2010 Sarah KY

These SOB's won't leave us alone even on Sundays! I have received many calls and am sick of it! I don't answer but did research the number and they seem to be a group of survey takers which may be exempt from the DO NO CALL RULES "Even if your number is registered, charities, political organizations, and telephone surveyors may continue to call you". I have a feeling if you answer their call with a fake business name and make them think they have reached a business they may stop calling but I am not sure. I will be trying this the next time they call which will be any time now.

April 18th, 2010 DARCI

These people call continuously and start very very early in the morning and call continuously throughout the day and even up to and including 12:30 AM 1:30 AM etc. I am on the DO NOT CALL REGISTER. These call are unsolicited by me and I consider them harrasing and annoying at the very least. If they do not STOP IMMEDIATELY and I MEAN STOP I will find out and sue their ass off. I have had enough of this and I mean enough!!!!!!!!!!

April 8th, 2010 Janie

marketing company

April 2nd, 2010 Kathy TN

The SOB's called and I did not answer. I never answer calls if I do not know them and this number with held it's name and was out of the State so I would not have answered anyway.

April 1st, 2010 Connie OK

Caller ID says "Millward Brown." I've gotten several calls. No one answers when I pick up.

March 27th, 2010 Doug TX

Answer MF A hole and hang up everytime they call or use a whistle. Put it back on the idiots.

March 23rd, 2010 Tina DC

How do I make this stop?

March 23rd, 2010 Brenda MI

Started calling my house everyday a few days ago. When I told them I was on the Do Not Call List, they said they were an opinion company and the Do Not Call List does not apply to them!

March 1st, 2010 Paul NV

They were conducting some survey/research and when I asked for them to remove my number from their list, she said that "the numbers we call are randomly generated and do not come from a list". Bastards.

February 22nd, 2010 Patricia NC

They called more than the times I reported, I just deleted it from my caller ID. But now they are calling more often. Who are they? I don't know them or the ph.# so I don't answer. How do I get them to stop other than reporting them to the do not call list?

January 20th, 2010 Sherry NV

It was a survey taking company that asked about car insurance and what you thought.

January 7th, 2010 edward

They wanted us to answer survey questions about our health. That's it.

December 18th, 2009 Frank NY

This is a blatant disregard for the DO NOT CALL registry. To be sure, I will report this to the federal agency.

December 4th, 2009 Aunt Bea

PLEase please please stop calling my house. I work hard and I am constantly bothered by these phone calls.
I have requested to be removed from your call list but I have not been satisfied that this was done.

November 30th, 2009 FJ NY

Can't be legitiment, if no message was left. Need to stop this harrassment.

November 26th, 2009 Susan NY

I am on the no call list as you have called more than once I will be reporting you! Thanks for the money!!!!!!!!

October 26th, 2009 Jane Doe

Called company. Asked for director, said not in today (which was true). Asked if anyone else made decisions about our phone or internet. Said "not interested" and hung up on her. Hopefully that will be the only call. Since 603 is a NH area code, they certainly wouldn't have anything to do with this locality's phone OR internet!

(651) 379-0100

October 22nd, 2009 Gangster10 A8 France

Most people agree that it is legitimate for jewelers to make ornaments out of raw gold, but they often deny that the same applies to the manufacture of coins. ,

(630) 505-3008

October 12th, 2009 Joyce TX

I am on the no call list--call again and I will turn you over to my attorney--I can always use the money--so be my guest!!!

October 9th, 2009 Karla FL

Stop calling!!!!!!!Kantar Ops.

September 30th, 2009 Lee Pepe VA

Kantar Ops calls daily, nothing is said and they leave no message!!! Please stop calling...

September 23rd, 2009 Marcus ON Canada

Kantar Operations (aka Millward Brown) is a market research subsidiary of WPP Inc, a british
multi-national conglomerate that has well over a hundred smaller companies under their umbrella,
including various other market research firms such as DR Added Value, TNS, Research International,etc.

Oh, and they're also scum, I know because I (briefly) was employed by Kantar in their coding
department, working on programming the CATI surveys they utilize and coding the resulting data
they collect from "respondents" (i.e. anyone sorry enough to spend 5-15 mins on the phone with them)

If you think my job was sucky, you have no idea how truly blissful it was compared with the poor
suckers who actually have to work the phones, my word, first off.. no respect.. no respect
from their management, no job security, very modest pay, no benefits, frequent daily verbal
abuse from "respondents" (though I can understand why, no one likes to be bothered
when trying to eat dinner or sleep) and forced to keep up with quotas (although Kantar
won't call them that, they give everything a nice anagram or innocent name), and every
detail of their slaves performance is measured using metrics. Metrics.. the bane of
corporate existence. The main one CPH (completes per hour) measures how
many victims (err, respondents) a phone jockey (interviewer) can get to complete
a survey in the space of an hour, two is roughly average, they start getting complained
to by managers in little sit-down bitch sessions (referred to as "feedback") when they
consistantly fall below expected CPH. Most surveys have a 5-15 min duration,
the last couple minutes is "classification" where they ask stuff like household size
and other unimportant things, however, the survey only "counts" towards CPH if
they get you to the classification, if you hang up or refuse to continue during
the survey anytime after about one minute it its a "term" (termination) and counts
against them (as terms are measures as well, so they have to constantly
balance their CPH vs. terms,etc). So if you really want to screw them,
start a survey, then decline to continue after about 2-3 mins, thats a term.

If you just hang-up as soon as you get the call, they don't care, everything
is computer-dialed, they don't actually press a single button, just sit there
with a headset on waiting on a machine to feed a live respondent to them.
In fact, from what I've seen, they prefer hangups because most of the
interviewers don't enjoy reading the survey scripts anymore than you do
listening to them. Its common for there to be 100-200 hangups per hour,
but again, its a computer dialing thousands of calls an hour from giant
master lists purchased from your local phone companies (oh, bet you didn't
realize they did that, that your phone company -sells- your information for
profit, well, they do)

Lastly, its true that they won't try to sell you anything, theres no sales
department, it is "legitimate" market research if you can call it that,
in other words they don't try to get anyone's money, just their opinions,
but its a massive waste of time for respondents, a massive pain in the
rear for their poor employees, and in many cases pointless anyhow as
many of the surveys are programmed in such a way that they lead or
influence the response to get a desired/predictable result, somewhat like
political polling does. Anyhow, all this information aside, its a negative
work environment, so I bailed.

September 22nd, 2009 entropy000 NY

UPDATE:
Beth Teehan, C.E.O. of Kantar Operations/North America: extension 8642 at 800-937-0033 !!!
Get your fingers dialing, my minions!

September 21st, 2009 entropy000 NY

Call their toll-free number: 1-800-937-0099. Their Cysco digital phone system prompts you to enter "4" for a company directory. However, after entering "4", you'll get a response that the number is not valid. Try entering "4" again, & you'll get their alphabetical directory. Spell out a common last name, & you'll be sure to get one of these jackasses. For example, at extension 4075, you'll get one Peter Brown. Feel free to leave him a message. Try other names, & have fun!

(954) 366-0317

September 8th, 2009 Ed Goldstein NJ

keeps on calling with no one responding

(630) 505-3008

August 28th, 2009 Beth

Didn't answer. They left no message. Looks like they're a market research company. Calls of this nature are not covered by the Do Not Call lists as they are not selling anything. No big deal.