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
Didn't ask. | didn't ask | didnt ask |
didntask calls from 10 phone numbers:
Windows virus support
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.
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.
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!!??
supposedly someone hacked into my computer. said he was from Istanbul; Turkey. Ya right!, and I am the Pope. I hung up.
Chase bank debit card restriction
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
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.
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!
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
Caller with heavy Indian accent claiming to be from Medical Services.
I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize. They did not leave a message
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.
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.
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 :)
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:
[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)
Possible Age: 29
[Other Registered Domains]
Coarse Kimberly M - 14421 Paradise Tree Dr Orlando, FL 32828
Green Power Group LLC
Assoicated Individual: Coarse Kimberly M
728 W. ave #188 Cocoa FL 32927 USA (Google-Maps Indicates Mobile Home)
888-580-7979 (busy signal)
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
Phone: 800-892-9533 (Working 12/19/2013)
Premier Marketing International.com
Assoicated Individual: Coarse Kimberly M
Phone: 800-607-1985 (Working 12/19/2013 )
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 (18.104.22.168), 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
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.
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
He identified himself as "Mike," said he was calling from "Solar Panel USA," and said he was in California.
Received call today from this number. Indian man wanted to sell me drugs. SCAM
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.
No one answered.
Anyone involved in making unsolicited telephone calls should be hunted and summarily executed.
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! :-)
This is a scam call. They are trying to get personal information and install malware. This is not "Windows Technical Support".
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.
I keep getting these calls and tired may call an attorney:
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.
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
No one said anything.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
They keep calling then say nothing
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
Soliciting home repairs.
Answered the phone...the caller did not speak up.
wanted my mortgage info
very annoying, I said "hello" twice, I got a whistle and then a perky good-bye. I hate that.
I let the machine get it. They hung up without leaving a message.
Report them here: www.crtc.gc.ca
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.)
Been getting lots of calls all this week from unknown numbers including this one. Didn't answer but figured it was just another scam.
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.
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.
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
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: email@example.com, fax #212-621-0916, phone 630) 505-0066 Windstream is: 866-445-5880 and 800-481-5441 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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!"
beginning to be harassment in nature. would like to no longer receive calls about "returning to college" caller's name was "John" both times
called back...got a recording about they have "clients"...requested removal from calling list...likely won't matter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ... .
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
That guy is acomplete thief
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
I received about 7 calls in 15 minutes from this number 416-364-1111.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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?
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.
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
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.
6/20/13 2:35pm PDT Call was very scratchy ...could not understand one word the man was saying.....
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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?
No one on the line when I answered.
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.
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.
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...)
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.
this number called and websites shows this is a ad phone number
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?
beeped and said "goodbye" in a recorded woman's voice
These idiots called at 9:00 tonight!! How do these people get away with this??!!
Call came in Saturday and the caller left no message, just hung up. Bahumbug!
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".
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.
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.
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?
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.
Have called continuously for weeks now. Never leaves a message. Rings back busy.
Received this call one minute after the call from Portfolio Recover 7579613544.
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...........!!!!!!!
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
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
The Kantar Operations website tells you repeatedly that ''participation in research is entirely voluntary'' and ''all participation is voluntary.''
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.
STOP CALLING MY DAMN NUNBER
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.
They say rearch center.
i don't know who this is. but please don't call us again .
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.
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.
IC Systems Collection - for most, they are calling re: WAMU accounts which may be linked to Chase or Providian. Jerks and call repeatedly.
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.
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.
These people suck.. They are very aggressive.. hang up in their faces
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??
I just let it ring...
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.
I called back and pressed 1 to get my number removed from their list.
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
Did not answer the call - they did not leave a message.
DIDNT LEAVE MESSAGE
Tired of getting calls from these people.
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.
left no message
This is telephone company ATT. To get a survey or follow up on an order one placed or it placing and need more info.
I find that a good, loud air horn is your best method to get rid of scum callers.
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".
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
now a day we are facing with this problem...
Find A Lawyer
just wish these nuisance calls would end
How can I get them to STOP CALLING?????
Very Annoyed person. Not really but they did call and I did not answers and now I know to NOT answer. .
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.
It is just annoying! I answer they don't say anything. Don't call if you are not going to talk.
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!
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.
get call from kantor ops caller id#630-505-3008 then half a dozen from 630=595=3008 name unavaliable
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.
I get a lot of hang up calls they dont like to talk to voice mail/too bad!!!
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....
left no messg.
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
2023679027 Washington DC
6512041350 Saint Paul, Minnesota
2085157490 Boise, Idaho
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.
no message left. calls several times per week
don!t call my number again or I will turn you in
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.
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.
This is the second day in a row they have called. I never answer and they leave no message.
need to stop calling my house
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.
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.
Never leaves message. Often calls after 7pm. Caller ID always reads "Illinois"
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.
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..
I received this call last April 24, 2010 at about 3:57 in the afternoon and it is unlisted. the number is 004163641115
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!
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.
Caller ID says "Millward Brown." I've gotten several calls. No one answers when I pick up.
Answer MF A hole and hang up everytime they call or use a whistle. Put it back on the idiots.
How do I make this stop?
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!
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.
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?
It was a survey taking company that asked about car insurance and what you thought.
They wanted us to answer survey questions about our health. That's it.
This is a blatant disregard for the DO NOT CALL registry. To be sure, I will report this to the federal agency.
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.
Can't be legitiment, if no message was left. Need to stop this harrassment.
I am on the no call list as you have called more than once I will be reporting you! Thanks for the money!!!!!!!!
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!
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. ,
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!!!
Stop calling!!!!!!!Kantar Ops.
Kantar Ops calls daily, nothing is said and they leave no message!!! Please stop calling...
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.
Beth Teehan, C.E.O. of Kantar Operations/North America: extension 8642 at 800-937-0033 !!!
Get your fingers dialing, my minions!
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!
keeps on calling with no one responding
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.
My cell phone (which is the number they call) allows me to put them on a "rejct" list. I don't know what will happen when they call next time. From my phone log, they call every seven days at nearly the same time (6:05, 6:01, and 6:18). It must be an auto-dialler or just some really disciplined phone troops.
ID said Kantar Ops. Did not answer. Looks like I made the right decision based on the comments here.
When I answered the phone he started talking, only said a few words (which I couldn't hear) and then he hung up. Don't know who or what he wanted....
How do I get removed from their list of numbers 630-505-3008? I'm on the no call list
This seems to be a computer generated call that, once you answer with a voice, eventually is picked-up by call center personnel. We can hear the "boiler room" gaggle of voices in the background.
The call center person wanted to verify our firm's 'data' and ask other questions to satisfy Building Design + Construction Magazine's questionnaire and continue our free subscription. We canceled our free subscription in March, 2009. Still, here it is August, 2009 and the call center keeps calling, as often as twice a day.
Perhaps we'll start charging the BDC advertisers we use on our projects an ancillary fee to offset the call center activity.
After receiving numerous calls with no one on the other end when I said "Hello", I finally answered and someone was actually there. They were doing some survey of young people and job seeking. There was no one at my number that fell into the age range they needed so they said "thank you" and the calls have finally stopped!!!!!
Call 1800-937-0099 for Kantor ops/Millward Brown let them pay for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
why do these fools keep calling if they hang up what is the purpose of that????!!!!!
Caller hung up when the phone was answered.
Unknown called unlisted number
just saw them on my caller id as a missed call. thank you all who have posted. i put them in my blocked caller list, which unfortunately has to be maintained a lot.
Carribben accent - wanted to quiz me on our construction activities for a totally free subscription to Professional Builder Magazine. Quiz was way too long, so I hung up.
THERE ARE TOO MANY DESPARATE PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS DOING CROOKED THINGS OVER THE PHONE TO GET PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM PEOPLE THEY ARE TRYING TO CONNECT TO AND I SUPPRISE CIA, FBI AND ANY OTHER AFILLIATED ORGANIZATION WITH THESE SECURITY FEDERAL ORGANIZATION IS NOT TYRYING TO STOP IT.
They call at all hours of the day. No msg ever left. Very irritating!
My first time receiving from this dude. I did not answer. From the looks of it, this number is very popular
No one on other end when I answered
Call several times a day. Tell them I am on the do not call list. Every time they call report them to the do not call registry. It always comes up as a Florida call. I hope that one day they will start getting fines for being a pain in my side. I am not in the building business and if I need magazines I know how to order them!!
I think the best idea I've read here is to have those calls forwarded - but not to your local police station!
Forward the calls to your local congressman's office which you can find online.
If enough people did this on a regular basis then I'm sure tougher laws would follow!
Kantar OPS, Bunch of Rude telemarketers that call at 8 pm. I have been forwarding all telemarketers to the Santa Clara County Sheriff...thank god for one touch call forwarding. Bunch of idiots! The Do not call list does not stop these jerkoffs! 630-505-3008
Annoying repeats and no messages.
I work for a painting contractor. This number calls my office every single day asking for one of my estimators. He is not interested in the magazine. I tell them he is away from his desk, and to leave a voice mail, to which they respond "Does he have an assistant i can leave a message with?" YEAH! It's called his voice mail! I tried being polite and told them to remove the number and stop calling here. They still call EVERY SINGLE day for the same person. I also yell at them every day to stop calling. When I call the number back, it says the number has been disconnected.
Twice now thay have called; a female voice asking for a name not living here. Twice I have ask them not to call this number again. Twice they hang up on me. They ack like jerks that get pleasure out of making dumb phone calls. Tell them they need to get a life! I wouldn't buy a new car from them if they only wnated 2 cents for it.
Was unavailable to answer the phone
calls come in every day and no message left
So I called the toll free # as KIMWSSMITH suggested ..... then I got several different automated answering voices! It tells you you can dial an extension at anytime, however after each # you push, it says "sorry, not a valid...." Then it gives you the main menu again. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat, ad nauseum...... Until I pushed "0" and it says "sorry, not a valid #" again and hangs up on me!!!!
Two calls the past 2 mornings - yesterday at 9:18am and today at 10:22am...during a business meeting! Nothing when I answer. When I call back I get a recording that the call cannot be completed as dialed. I don't even have any magazine subscriptions to renew and this is an unlisted cell phone number they are calling!
I finished my 100 hang up calls to those morons at Kantar ops.
I discovered they automatically disconnect the call at 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Approximately 6 minutes of that time is recorded as a "general message" heh heh!
this is going to be fun ROFL ROFL. it would only take 24 people doing this to disrupt their phone service. The cool thing is you have 6 minutes to record what's on your mind or screw with their stupid heads! LOL
I'll be in a "recording session" up to about 11:00PM CST. Any body else game? Remember THEY are paying for the call. The incoming calls to this number 1(800) 937-0099 are metered, meaning they pay for every connection made which is about $1.00 + something per minute for everything over 1 minute. Let's screw with them for a while!
Those dimwits are calling my house 3 to 6 times a day. Most of the time when I pick they hang up. This is what I'm going to do now that I have their 800 number: I will call them and inform them I will be making 100 calls and hanging up on them! because the 800 number is free for us; it means THEY PAY a CONNECTION FEE, usually about $1.00. I will also inform them if they call me again: I will set up MY AUTO DIALER and make 1000 hang up calls.
Also: I find it frustrating when calling a computerized system that offers no option to speak with a real live person. This is what I did one night. I kept calling that 800 number over and over and over, on the 300th call a real live person came on the line! I passed this on to the guys I work with and they tried it on other outfits. Usually some one will answer on or about the 200th call. If you have a push button phone (who doesn't these days?)the redial button is your best friend.
I've got my redial finger all warmed up. This is going to cost Kantar ops about $100 for their pesky calls.
I have gotten serveral calls a day for the last few days. No message when it goes to voicemail and the line goes dead when I answer it. This is really annoying!!!
Called twice on a Saturday morning - no message left. I hate guys like this!
Some slurpee pusher called my phone at 4am about some building magazine. He hung up when I asked him if his phone smelled like curry.
Have no idea who these numbnuts are, but they call, and never leave a message. 9:07am on 4/18
This number consistently comes up, whenever the phone rings...never leave a message...very annoying. I am on the Do Not Call List,
so this must be a charitable org.
They were offering a free subscription to the magazine. I played along to see what they were after. Asked alot of questions that is common knowledge anyway (company address, phone number - well I guess they knew that, what products we buy, etc.). Nothing that really concerned me until the last question. She said for verification purposes she needed to know what month I was born in. The end of being nice. When I refused to tell her, the conversation was over and she immediately hung up. Don't think anything was up, but that info is not needed for any reason that I could think of. Be carefull what you tell anyone you don't know. And oh darn, I might not get my free magazine.
did not answer - Caller ID said Millward Brown - reverse search of the number said Ameritech Illinois
Who is this? Why do they keep calling?
This is my business phone--stop calling it.
Who or what is this? Whomever or whatever doesn't leave any message.
Who/what is this Kantar Ops. They have called me twice in the last weeekand I have not been home eother time. I AM on the do not call list of they are telemarketers.
Did not Answer, no message left, they call all the time.
Well called the number, Marketing Research Company got a recording, couldn't get my number removed ,AIR HORN time!!!!...DAMN I don't have time for their JUNK was conducting serious business and beeping in!!!Now who is going to PAY ME FOR MY VALUABLE TIME!!!
Ignore any calls from this number. They are probably doing a survey and most people have more important things to do with their life. My phone number is on do not call list but I am sure this is travel related and will not do business with the international travel company I used.
My caller id says Millward Brown. Who???
This was my way of handling these calls! From: E Kent
Sent: 20 March 2009 15:05
To: Info (KOWAR global)
Subject: DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER AGAIN!
XXX-XXX-XXXX DO NOT CALL ME !!!!!
Dear E Kent,
I am writing to apologize for any inconvenience our call might have created. We understand and respect your decision not to participate in our survey.
While Kantar Operations maintains a file for "do not call" requests, we also submit such requests to our sample suppliers who maintain "do not call" databases. Rest assured we will add your telephone number, (315-733-5536), to our file and submit to our telephone sample providers to place you on their "do not call" database.
Kantar Operations is an opinion research organization and abides by all federal and state regulations including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's "do not call" legislation. Although survey research companies are not the intended target of most federal and state legislation, we absolutely respect the privacy of our respondents and do everything possible to respect their wishes with regards to future contact.
Again, please accept our apologies and thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.
Director of Consumer Opinions
Telephone - (630) 857-2398
When this call came through, I was thinking it might be someone I know from Illinois. So, just in case, I picked it up, even though I wasn't feeling well. As soon as I said hello, the phone hung up. These people should be punished, because I know they are doing something illegal, but I don't know what. Some other website said that people identified this number as belonging to some shady company: www.millwardbrown.com, but I don't know.
none. no one on line. they call 4-5 x weekly. very annoying. were on DNC LIST. what happened to the 10,000 fine for breaking fed rules here. leave the dispensaries alone and go after real criminals.
this was about a survey about travel
I had called the number back from my cell-phone blocked my number and called after 9p.m. 9:30p.m. approxmiatly some recording about there company doing a survey about clients whatever anyway there was a prompt to have my number taken off there list all I had to say was date. time,and my number which was my home number they have been calling me on several times lets see if this works hopefully so annoying especially when they call so darn late and scare the heck out of you especially when you are trying to sleep!! p.s. well whoever is getting these calls I would recommend you try to call also!! good-luck everybody
calls every night about 7:40 to about 8:10. No message. If you answer, they hang up
Called at 7:20 PM. Left no message.
The guy calling said he was with a Marketing Research company.
When I politely declined to take the survey and asked to be removed from the mailing list he said there is no list #s are just generated.
I asked how they complyed with "DO NOT CALL" and he claimed they were exempt from that because they were doing Market Research & not selling anything.
It is possible that it is Builder Magazine. I'm a General Contractor and receive a few of these publications for free, so I wasn't surprised to see that someone listed it as Builder Magazine. I wouldn't know, I always hang up before they say anything. The delay is likely due to the mechanized call center computer dispatching the call to an available body in India. No thanks.
They stated they wanted me to do a survey (sorry forgot to add that info below
I am registered on the DNC lists. They are obviously not abiding by the federal and state laws.
Same as all the calls from (303) area code this week - no one picks up when I say hello and then they hang up on ME!
After calling & harrassing me. The other numbers traced back to a collection agency (I don't owe ANYONE any money!)
As usual, made a report at DONOTCALL.GOV. T-MOBILE claims they "can't" block calls from a certain #.
Have tried contacting the Att'y General for the states these people call from.
Second call in two nights. When answer, phone hangs up.
Kantar Operations called several times on Sunday, and did not leave a message, so I blocked their number. They are a global market for survey research. www.kantaroperations.com The CEO of the world wide group is Sharon Potter. If you want to talk to a live person, call 630-505-0066, they will id themselves as Milard Brown which is an affiliate of Kantar (at the same location) and are all part of the corporate umbrella of Research International headquartered out of Connecticutt here in the US and eventually out of the UK. Other Call Center numbers where you can reach a live person are as follows: Phoenix, AZ Tel: (602) 735-3200 Rock Island, IL Tel: (309) 788-6600 Corpus Christi, TX Tel: (361) 225-8220 Toronto, ON, Canada Tel: (416) 413-1202 London, ON, Canada Tel: (519) 645-3320 Maybe give them a call and let them know what you think of the way they do things!
Kantar Ops calls each day. Their website is www.kantaroperations.com Be sure to file a complaint at www.donotcall.gov as others have suggested. The complaint goes into a central database for law enforcement to use in prosecuting violators. I figure if enough people file complaints, it will get someones attention. I like the idea GMH had about having an air horn handy the next time they call.
survey for nissan dealership, just a few questions , turn out to be more and more questions, never ending on and on. finally told young lady don't want to continue.she continued with survey on and on ,i was frustrated with her persistance and hung up. next call same number hung up again. next call same number and i answered
this time, same lady insisting on continuing survey , i lost my temper telling her never to call back. my feeling now are so negative toward nissan and my dealer for all the unprofessional staff that man these centers. i am sure nissan would fire them if they are harrassing their customers with their approach.
This is a collection agency called IC Systems, Inc. I think that the "IC" stands for "Idiots Calling". They don't care who they are calling. When the get a wrong number, the keep calling even when you tell them in writing to stop. They called me 139 times from this number, 15 times from 651-204-1313, and once each from 800-561-5695 and 410-968-7953. They left several messages with the name of the person that they somehow thought lived at my house. Apparently they don't care much about collecting debts, since there is certainly no point to them repeatedly calling a wrong number. They are idiots who don't know how to operate a telephone book. I asked them in writing to stop after the 5th call and after the 9th call, and they called more than a hundred more times. I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/), which enforces the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and with ACA International, the collection agency trade organization (http://www.acainternational.org/codeofconduct.aspx?cid=11672). They are probably also licensed to operate in your state; you can find the appropriate state agency and complain to them as well.
Calls repeatedly and hangs up before voicemail picks up, despite having received this recorded message from my Caller ID's Call Reject button - once played directly to a person who eventually said "Hello" (I picked up and held on that long): "We don't accept calls of this nature. Please remove our number from your calling list. Thank you." I have reported every call to the National Do Not Call Registry.
If you have registered your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry, try to register a complaint every time you receive an unwanted call from businesses like Kantar Ops. Here's the URL for complaints (be sure to provide as much info as possible):
Actually the correct, verifid address for Villain, the Millward Brown worker apparently responsible for annoying calls is
Eric D Villain
3615 Malibu Country Dr
Malibu, CA 90265-4712
He is no longer in Illinois.
Incoming calls sending "MILLWARD BROWN 630-505-3008" as caller id information.
Annoying calls, saying nothing, only silence.
Found a web site for this "MILWARD BROW", with a list of workers and countries.
This person was listed as the worker in charge of US:
Tel: +1 630 505 0066
ERIC D VILLAIN
1828 PRINCESS CIR
NAPERVILLE, IL 60564
Given that they call me at my home number, I feel that it is legitimate and appropriate to also call this people at THEIR HOME NUMBERS to complain about their insisting and annoying telephone calls.
If you have registered your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry, try to register a complaint every time you receive an unwanted call from businesses like Kantar Ops. Here's the URL for complaints (be sure to provide as much info as possible):
called ll-26-08. Caller id said Kantor Ops. Foreign speaking man on other line.Couldn't understand half of what he said, it was either a survey type deal or marketing thing. I just told him we were in the middle of supper and couldn't talk right now and hung up the phone.
here we go again - Good Ol Countrywide must be behind in quota -
They want me to answer But I won't - EVER !!!! They might as well stop it cause I ainta gonna doit.
Called and left no message on the answering machine. Looks like the critics were right. Never been contacted by these folks UNTIL I put my number on the new Canadian no-call list. Unfortuantely research firms are exempt from it. You have to tell them directly not to call you. In Canada, they must place you on an internal do-not-call list if you request it.
I got a call last night at 8:30pm from 630-505-3008 and I have an unlisted number, when I told them to put me on their "Do Not Call List", they said they don't have such a list and that I cannot stop them from calling me. Can someone ARREST these jerks ? I dialed *66 call return [I have to PAY about 25 cents for this since I don't have caller ID] just to find out who keeps calling me, there has to be a way to stop these people ! ! ! !
The individual left a message on my voice mail. I believe the language was Spanish, but I am not certain because I did not listen for any length of time.
Called the number back 10 times in the last 2 months!!! You get to a point where it says press 1 if you want your number removed then it hangs up on you!! Jerks, how long does it take to take a number off your computer??? Maybe they have millions of requests!!! They call between 10:00 and 10:30 at night also, I work all night and the calls are getting on my nerves. They are rude people on the other end. Trying to shove down your throat their surveys when you tell them to stop calling.
They've called three times in four days. Refused free magazine all three times
Left no message on answering machine
Jun 12, 2008 - 14;14 MST
Kept the person on the line until they were flustered and gave me to their supervisor. After some pressing, an officious young man came on the line and when asked about the company name, he said it was "Extended Auto Warranty" (obviously, a genius at work here based on the name) and when confronted about a number, he gave me 1-800-905-1012. I called them after about 30 minutes and got someone who answered as 'Corporate Office' - when I asked their location, he said 'Plantation Florida' - when I asked if it was on the peninsula, he said "No, it's in the south". (IGNORAMUS FLAG!) After more pressing, he gave me the web site of theautowarranty.com - on that site, the address is listed as 1868 North University Dr. Suite 304, Plantation, FL 33322 - BUT their address for feedback is 3430 Sunset Avenue, Ocean, NJ 07712.
Their domain is hosted by GoDaddy and was created on May 8, 2007 with an expiration of May 8, 2009 - Have you ever heard of a company that only buys domains for 2 years?
Checking the whois database, we get the registrant:
1868 n. university dr.
plantation, Florida 33322
So.... there's the data from a little digging on the internet. Mr Shapiro, if you see this, realize that everyone your company calls knows who you are, where you are, and they have your phone number :)
PHONE NUMBER: 313-692-7192
ADDRESS: 6600 N.W 16TH ST
I found the name Kantar Ops and looked them up online. They do market research. I found an email address and requested to be removed from their calling list and I got a very pollite email back that said they were very sorry and that they would remove me from their calls as well as others who work in conjunction with their company. Hey, it was worth a shot and lets just see if it works. :-)
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They call me several times a day. I never pick it up. I'm also on the do not call register. I wish their was a way for them to stop.
SOMEONE CALL ME FROM THIS # 630-505-3008 AT 9.20 AM TODAY 09-23-2008,ASKING FOR THE DIRECTOR, ABOUT COMUNICATION COMPANY, BUT I SAID SHE WASN'T HERE,IT WAS A LADY
You people are funny. You voted for Bush, didn't you?
Received a call tonight, asked to be placed in the companies do not call list, and the guy on the phone told me that they do not have one. I told him again to take me off their list and when he refused I asked to speak to his supervisor. He then promptly hung up.
Calls when no one is home.
they call us all the time too.
after seeing this unknown # on the caller id i looked it up here and found the company name Millward Brown Research. They have a dot com and i went there and found a email address for someone in the company i just got an auto reply that he was on jury duty. if i get a reply back i will let you all know. here is the email address email@example.com
To all you Einstein's out there---Kantar Operations is a market research company, not a telemarketer so the Do Not Call lists do not apply to them.
Caller said they were conducting a survey, but would not reveal what the survey was regarding. Hung up on me when I refused to answer the first question, that was to confirm my phone number. And by confirm, they wanted me to tell them what it was.
The calls are from a survey research company, and do not call lists do not apply to survey research firms. The company is Kantar Operations (Kantar Ops), doing survey calls for The Addded Value Group (http://www.added-value.com). Both are affiliated with Kantar (http://www.kantargroup.com).
they keep calling @ calling but i dont answer. if they were legitament they wouldnt call at 9:30 at night.im going to call the police and file a complaint.
I keep getting calls from Kantar OPS but they will not say anything.This is being to get aggravating
called after 8pm how rude. hello it's way too late
I blocked this one too. 5x this past week, and the last time I answered, it was a hangup.
My husband told them last night that we are on the do not call list and he had to say it 3 times. Tonight they called and I told them I would look them up on the internet. They hung up quickly after that.
Survey company, asked questions for 22 minutes about telecommunication providers........yes, how stupid of me to answer 22 minutes of questions without being paid for my answers. LOL
This is a legitimate phone survey company, not covered by the Do Not Call List because survey firms are exempt. There wasn't a representative available when I picked up their call. I called them back and got a recording giving me the option to remove my number from their current survey phone list. I did so, and expect them to follow through on it.
Being on the Do Not Call list does NOT exempt you from all calls you consider annoying, people! You'll still receive calls from polling/survey firms, political campaigns, charitable groups (and fraudulent firms claiming to be fundraisers), and/or companies with which you've done business in the past. Simply don't answer the calls, or pick them up and say, "Take me off of your call list," to the representative when there's one on the other end of the line. It's a lot more effective than hanging up or being rude.
Because they are a research/survey company MIllward Brown/Kantera Operations are exempt from the Do Not Call List. Thanks to our politicians the following are EXEMPT from the Do Not Call List: Non Profit organizations(includes professional fundraisers working for non-profits), research/survey companies and of course- political calls.
Called multiple time with no message...always a hang up or shows missed call. Caller ID says "Kantar OPS" whoever this is needs to stop. We are on the National Do Not Call list. Like they really care...
In MY opinion, callers seeking opinions and/or conducting surveys intrude on MY privacy. As such those calls are akin to telemarketer who also use random dialing to meet their performance quotas.
They are aggressive, intrusive and provide NO benefit to the number called.
Their effigy should be burned at a stake in front of their operations building...if they have one.
I've gotten 3 calls from this number in the last 3 days & have let the answering machine pick up. Each time the caller hangs up when the machine comes on. I'm on the DNC list and am an unpub.number. What gives? Who are these people?
We are on the so called "No Cal List" that's a farce...I get call's from every f'ing company and I NEVER answer the phone. Nice way to live isn't it? In our own home, and we can't relax.
I was called a few times, and at very odd hours. Perhaps they have a random dialer to see which numbers are good and which are bad... that way they can call at a later time? In any sense, I figured I would call the number and this is what I found out.
Kantar Operations (Ops) is a researching company that works with Added Value, Millward Brown, and Research International to gain insight how you use certain products. They are based in UK and US, and you can reach them at 630-505-3008 or you can visit them on their website...
I called their phone number and basically get a recorded message on who Kantar Ops is, what their purpose is, and they have a feature to remove your number from their calling database so you won't receive anymore calls. Hope this helps!
Picked up out of curiosity. They identified as a market research company. I said, "Put me on your do not call list" and hung up. I hate this type of call -- I am on the national Do Not Call list AND have an unlisted, unpublished number.
Here is the contact # for Kanco / Millward Brown head office in London Canada. Call many times and ask for Nikki Best (Lead Trainer) Catherine (Floor Supervisor) Or Marlyn (Head of the Recruiting Department. Call many times every day. When their receptionist is swamped with calls from Irate people mabey they will stop.
Millward Brown / Kanco Operations
300 Wellington St Suite 100
London, ON , N6B 2L5
If you were better protecting your personal data and not doing stupid things like giving put your phone number/address/email address to third party service providers it would not be such an issue. BTW last year CONED and First National Bank HIRED Millward brown to conduct customer satisfaction studies. Before Bush was re-elected for his second term the Republican Party hired them to do an opinion poll. They are also hired by your HMO's to help find better ways to fcuk the american people. And FEMA hired them after Katrina to see what the people of New Orleans thought of the clean up efforts.
If you want it to stop you need to find out what companies hire these firms to conduct reasearch for them and then let those companies know that if they do not do something to stop this type of thing you will no longer purchase/rent/use/comsume thier products.
THEY ARE HIRED BY COMPANIES TO DO MARKET RESEARCH TO "IMPROVE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES" HOW THE HELL DO YOU THINK COKE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR CHERRY COKE OR COKE ZERO???? OR WHAT ABOUT THOSE CUTE COKE CHRISTMAS COMERCIALS WITH THE BEARS... HOW THE HELL DO YOU THINK COKE GOT THE DATA ON HOW WELL THE COMMERCIAL WAS BRAIN WASHING THE STUPID AMERICANS???
Just a small piece of advice - dont bother being rude to these people as it will just generate more calls. If you piss them off they will simply input your number back into the computer and set you up for multiple call backs minutes apart. Then you will find your self getting these calls 3-4 times a week 5-6 times a day. They are getting you phone number from your phone company, credit card company, the guest cards you fill out when you stay at a Howard Johnsons, from your voter registration ect. BASICALLY THE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED TO THEM BY COMPANIES YOU TRUST.
They are a company based in Canada. US do not call list does not appy. When they call you have to tell them "TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST" if you do not say those exact words then by law they have the ability to keep calling. When they call immediatly ask for a supervisor and get the address of coperate head office. Write them a letter advising you do not wish to be contacted.
They are a market research company based in London Ontario Canada. Not telemarketers just a bunch of high school kids and welfare moms trying to make some extra money. Annoying but not a threat.
called me twice from Naperville, IL. Person by the name of Nadine Waters tried to get past my call screening, but I sent it to voicemail both times, however she didnt leave a voicemail.
Called at 11:15 a.m. I didn't answer. Only rang twice.
These creeps called July 31st and I didn't get to my phone on time. I called back because I have family with that area code and I thought it was them calling me on my birthday to say happy birthday. Number was disconected when I called back. My friend told me she had a simular call from the same number and we both missed it. Since then I have been getting alot of calls from reported numbers.
I used the Countrywide number provided by Rob (above). If I continue to receive calls, I intend to take them to small claims court.
The same thing happened to me...I think we can all disregard this caller. Obviously, she's on India time and doesn't know that it is extremely rude to call people before 9am or after 9pm.
Never answer as the Caller ID refelcts "Unknown Name". Caller never leaves message.
I am sick of the low lifes calling multiple times. I don't know how the hell them got my phone numbers.
These are the scum bags that are running this telemarketing scam! Call and email them and harass them back. They are obviouslly low life, scum of the earth who don't care them we don't want their annoying phone calls.
called on my cell phone about satellite tv offer....has called previously about the car warrenty thing too.....i got his number by checking the history of the voice mail that was left....the number never shows up on the call log and i've never answered it when the call actually comes in......i've only heard the voicemail that's left....how can this be stopped?...i don't want someone i don't know and don't want to call me using up my minutes!
I have received numerous calls from this number, with automated messages about my car warranty expiring.
I have an intersting theory...
I have never received one of these calls before, until today!!! And guess what!!! As is the case with others, I had my first experience with AT&T. Let me point out that I am a Tmobile customer, not with AT&T.
Here's what happened:
I was at Starbucks trying to access my Tmobile HotSpot when, lo and behold, an AT&T login screen appeared. I called Tmobile and they informed me that I should still be able to use the HotSpot despite it being an AT&T WiFi now. Some kind of contractual agreement between Tmobile and AT&T, which is part of AT&T taking over the Starbucks locations.
Tmobile advised me to use the login I've always used, it will work the same. Now if you've used Tmobile, you'll know that your login ID is your cell phone number. So, I did what I was told, tried logging into the AT&T Wifi with my cell number/password combination but was informed I had supplied an invalid login. I never got online, BUT, I have now started getting these solicitation calls!
Could be it's AT&T itself, in partnership with these Spam callers. They used to do this back in the late 80's - early 90's with landlines. These Spam callers spend a lot of money making these calls, so there is incentive for AT&T to get into bed with them. What irks me most is that I feel like they could be using these HotSpot and Wifi locations to gather numbers of people not on their service. Which is what they'd have to do once they've betrayed all of their own subscribers.
Just a theory...
Called my cell phone said my car warrenty was about to expirer?
I hung up my cell.
I have seen other posts that it is dish network? or telemarketer? or a warrenty on car call?
So which is it, and I had my cell for years now and only call home with it, never delt with any above party, nor gave out the number but to my wife.
If someone posts who it actually is, I would like to send them a bill for my minutes and the air time they chew up which I never even had a warrenty on a car to expirer in the first place!
I want my minutes refunded.
Recieved this call on my cell phone today, knew it was a PA number and I am in Florida....did not answer. Then I googled the number, and found this site. What is our government doing about it? Do we have any recourse at all?
Called on my cellphone (grrr). It's a recording saying that your car warranty is about to expire and you should renew it and this is your second and final chance.
i won 12000 and free instalation of smth..yeh, right.. block this spam
next time they call, wait for them to get on the line and then you can tell them your "so and so" with the "United States cell phone fraud division...this call is being recorded and traced.
they will probably hang up and never call again.
I tried to call it back and it says the number is no longer in service or has been disconnected. Bogus -I agree!
A reverse lookup shows this belonging to Mark Winebrand in North Wales, PA. When I tried to call the number back, got a message, "Your call cannot be completed as dialed, please check the number and dial again, 0992." These people have my work, home and cell number. They are wasting my daytime minutes and causing lost time at work. I don't know where they obtained their call list from because I only list my work and cell number on critical accounts. I don't frivolously sign up for things on the internet using my work and cell number. I did wait through the prompts until I got a live person on July 8, 2008, the person's name was Debbie; she said that she was calling from National Auto Warranty. I told her that she had called my work number and unless she was willing to pay me for this phone call then she shouldn't call here anymore. She promised to add my name to their Do Not Call list; however, July 31, 2008, I got another call at work. This time I pressed the key that I was prompted to press to have my name added to the Do Not Call List, I didn't talk to a live person. I'm getting f*^#&!% tired of it. What can we do to stop this? I'm going to ask our local investigative reporters to check it out.
Got this call 5 min ago...didn't answer I kwe it was a scam
800 544 9052 this number has been constantly calling my house and hang up after i answer the phone... i think this is one of the house lifting actively... if anyone know anything about this, please help us.. My family are not please with this...
Auto warranty- held on the phone 5 minutes before a live body answered. Told them I'd like to get a warranty for a 1975 truck. They said they would put me on a DNC list in 24-72 hours. Asked them for a warranty on the 1975 truck again. They said it was too old. Asked them why. After 40 seconds or so they got mad and hung up.
These people have called me several times today, on my house and cell phone. Has anyone figured out how to make them stop?????
They just called for the second time this week to my cell phone in FL
The address, name, and number have NOTHING to do with the call. These as*holes just spoof Caller IDs.
This is the Third call. I have been on their Do Not Call list....
These f-ers started calling right after I purchased a car from CarMax. Its a great car and a good company, except if they sold my name, number, purchase details....
how to make them stop?
They tend to hang up on me when I point out that their CNID is invalid, in violation of FTC regs. *Theoretically* they have manually added me to their DNC, but we'll see. I've started calling Sprint/Nextel's abuse bureau, since, in violation of another FTC rule, they're calling my cellphone.
If I get another one, I'm buying. And *then* I'll be calling many Attorney's General.
Two spam calls today.
Id by google to
215-542-4930 WINEBRAND MARK 700 Lower State Rd, North Wales, PA 19454
Pressed 3 to remove
Called via land line, Received Wrong number called by Telco.
* Called Verizon wireless Recommended to add to www.donotcall.gov
not sure what it was missed the call but this site is iteresting
Automated msg asking to renew car warranty.
This phone belongs to my 8 year old son, and the only calls that he uses this phone for is to call his grandmother in New York, nothing else. I actually answered his phone one day when they were talking about car warranty and got to speak to a live person...when I told them that my legally blind 8 year old boy didn't need a car warranty they hung up. It's just annoying because he gets all excited when his phone rings that it's going to be his grandmother on the other line!
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Got a call on my cell phone. So I could not get the company name or caller ID (words). It was an automated message about auto warranty.
A pre-recorded message told me I was eligible for a free satellite tv system. It said press 1 to learn more, or 3 to be removed. I pressed 3, hope that doesn't mark me as a live number. They called my cell phone, and I thought it was illegal for telemarketers to call cell #'s so it doesn't seem very legit.
I have gotten this call everday this wk never anyone there or they hang up on the machine. wish this would stop they call when the baby is napping and wake him.
When your phone rings & displays this number, just ignore and hang up. This is a scheme atist. It rang 7 times on my phone already. Don't pay any attention. I'm just about to report it to the necessary agencies to take an appropriate measure againt.
I think the middle east is high jacking phone numbers and cold calling (scam)
I had some india sounding person call yesterday saying that i got a Payday loan (NOT) and now they are going to take me to court if i dont pay now....
I hate these over sea scams and our goverment just lets it happen
Didnt answer. Calls every day.
I hate these calls, I even get them at my job, and when I ask them to stop calling they laugh and hang up.. and then.. keep calling.. wish they would catch them all!
Was not home when it called, but it looks like the car warranty scam continues. Judging from the previous reports, the scammers were very busy with their crap today! Just so folks know, it seems that whoever is running the telemarketing hardware is now using valid numbers of innocent people that have nothing to do with this scam crap! From the calls I have received in as many days, they have used numbers from Florida, Alabama, and now Pennsylvania. Be aware yours might be next! I guess the FCC needs lots of complaints before they will ever do something to fix this problem... If we as subscribers could really use the CALL TRACE feature, that could help ID these dildoes and take their PRI away!
Jeez...same old bad bad callers offering warranty
Ditto on what Amy said. They have been calling me for months trying to tell me that the stock warranty on my (30 year old) jeep is expired. When asked to never call me again they hung up.
Some guy started to spew his script. I turned him off immediately..said take my name off your list. Said good-bye.
A reverse lookup shows this as belonging to a Maria Winebrand in Philadelphia. When I try to call back, I get a message stating that call cannot be completed as dialed. This number is trying to sell bogus auto warranty extensions.
I was at my desk and received this call. When answered, the line was active, but no one said anything. Remote side hung up after around 30 seconds. Tried calling back and the line was busy.
They have been calling me every morning and night. I went out and came back and they were on my caller id. Tonight they were very aggressive. They called several times every fifteen minutes. Why can't they get the hint I won't pick up.
They called but did not leave a message. Who are they?
I only got silence - bit weird :-P
I think Esteban is the complete moron here by taking these calls and answering their questions. Has Esteban ever had proof that it helps........I don't think so. I would quess that when you do answer their call, they are thinking, this MORON actually answered the phone....................
We are on the DNC list. We are really sick of these calls. They don't say anything so what are they getting out of it?
Have called up to 20x in the last week. We are on he DNC list. ANNOYING
I get a call from Kantar Ops at least once a day. I refuse to answer. I am on the Do Not Call list. If they are indeed an survey company, they are not entitled to information about my personal life. If they want my opinion on anything, they must pay for it - $10.00 per question.
Telemarketer marketing "added Value Communications"????
I did not answer, as I did not recognize the company name. I figured that it was a solicitation. Apparently it was.
Got a call from 603-505-3008 at 8:57 p.m. on July 7, 2008. I answered, they hung up. I find that really annoying. Caller ID showed the call was from Kantar Ops. I don't know who they are or why they would call me. I am on the national "Do No Call" list, but that doesn't seem to matter to anyone anymore.
No name, no message. When I picked up at ring #2 there was no one on the line.
It's Countrywide. They drive me crazy.
Some lady from this call center, which I assume is in India based on the caller's accent, calls me just about every other day now. She asks for the employee that used to work here who had my phone extension. I reply that he no longer works here. Then the caller asks "can you please transfer me to Mechanical Engineer". As much as this pisses me off, I can't help but laugh at these people's relentless incompetence. I either ask which mechanical engineer they would like to be transferred to since there's about 30 here, tell them I don't know how to transfer phone calls, or ask them to remove this number from their call list depending on what mood I'm in. Obviously these peoply only know how to "converse" based on whats typed on their script.
Anyway, if any of you are looking for a way to screw with the caller, the guy in the cubicle next to me suggested speaking in whatever language you remember from high school. I think non-sensical blabbering in Hindi could be satisfying as well; let me know if you know of any good places to learn Hindi online.
CALLED TWICE...NEVER LEAVES MESSAGE
always nobody there very annoying
Wanted to conduct survey on woman who does shopping. I told them I did the shopping (a male). They said, well, this concludes our survey, thank you.
We are on the do not call list as are many others on the comment list. These people are really worthless individuals. They are paid to call up and aggrivate everyone out there it seems. They like to call late in the evening or on Sunday, just about noon or a little after. My answering machine answers the phone and then there is the ever so popular "click". No message or any thing. just silence... Everyone should start calling 1-630-505-3008
every 5 minutes for a week or so. Want to- Let's do it.....
I appreciate this site. Whenever I need to look up who called me, I usually find the answer here.
But honestly, 98% of you who leave comments are complete morons. I mean really--a lot of you are leaving comments here telling the company to leave you alone, as if the company checks this website and somehow magically knows who you are.
Others of you are raging that you are on the "Do Not Call" list-, as though that somehow makes it illegal for anyone anywhere to phone you about anything ever again. Get this straight-- it's for companies that telemarket--i.e. sell things by telephone. It doesn't affect political parties, survey takers, or charities. It doesn't even effect for-profit companies you are currently doing business with.
As for this particular company: If you don't want to participate in a survey, just tell them so nicely, but firmly. Do you think any of them would be doing the job if they could find some better way to pay their bills? It's called empathy, people. Try it once in a while.
And, no, I don't work for this company; I just have a brain, which puts me one up on most of you. Oh, and I also chose to participate in the survey. You might try it. Judging by the quality of the comments here, I doubt many of you will be doing anything more important any time soon.
I can't believe we received a call from this number at 10:00PM. I thought there was a law against solicitors calling after 9:00, how do they get by doing this? As many of the others we
these idiots called at 830 in the evening. We are on the DNC list...much good that is doing. Next time i'm putting my 2 year old on the line let them ask him questions.
Call couple times a week. Never leave message.
Millward Brown UK Limited
Olympus Avenue, Tachbrook Park
Domain name: KANTAROPERATIONS.COM
Created on: 2006-01-24
Expires on: 2009-01-24
Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street
Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street
Domain name servers:
Appears to be Strategic Fundraising. According to their website, this link www.strategicfundraising.com can be used to have your number REMOVED from their lists within 48 hours. Time will tell. I tested it by putting in my CELL number. They have never called that yet. I want to see if they are going to use the numbers entered to INCREASE their calling because they now know it is a valid number.
did not answer the call. no message left. Internet search brings up Strategic Fundraising based in Minnesota.
Millward Brown, Inc.
535 East Diehl Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563-7723
Tel: +1 800-937-0099
Fax: +1 630-505-0077
I called 630-505-3008 back. At the end of the recording you get, you can press 1 to opt out of their calls. When they called me, I asked to be removed from their list and they told me since its for a survey they didn't have to remove me. They say "Do not call" doesn't apply to them.
the woman from this number wants my sort code and account number - she says i've been entered in a competition to win a car and big cash. firstname.lastname@example.org
NO MORE OF THESE CALL, I THOUGHT THIS WAS OVER?
Didn't recognize caller so I didn't answer. No message.
This number rings me about 5 times a day everyday and i cant get the number barred! its so annoying!
They said they were an opinion poll and wanted to ask me some drug related questions. I said I was on the do not call list and they were disturbing me and to delete my number from your list. He became defensive and said there was no list and it was computer generated and no way to delete it. I finally had to hang up on him. I wasn't smart enough to ask for the manager but I will next time.
It's Countrywide Loans
www.millardbrown.com A survey company.. THEY have the US reps numbers lisited area code 630
Shall we all call and enlist them "NOT TO CALL US??"
HERE are the numbers from the www.Millwardbrown.com WEB PAGE..SURVEY COMPANY>>We monitor and analyze below the line communications, such as online news, word of mouth and consumer generated media.
Hi to Katie, Miss C and Kim. I read ur message. I received my first call around 4PM yesterday. Guy just wanted to confirmed if my e-mail address was correct and that he was entering me in a competiton where I could possible WIN a car and then hung up before I got a chance to ask questions of my own so that I could play him along 4 a ride. The fucking prat tried ringing me twice dis morning at 10:30AM. I was in a meeting. I've done telesales before man who does he think or do they think we are? That stupid? here's my e-mail address if any1 wants my help tracking dis number and how to get their own back: email@example.com
We will all terminate this number and thats guaranteed!
If you call this number back it will give you the option to remove your phone number of there telemarketing lists.. However will cost at national rates
Kantor Ops - have not answered their phone call when they call nor do they leave a message if they get the answering machine. And I have no intention of answering the phone if they keep calling me, as I am on the list for them not to call, so just stop calling me.
Its downright annoying, they should not call people if they are on the do not call list, which I am and don't like to be disturbed by people, who aren't supposed to call. Its just downright annoying, they have called me twice and left no message and I refuse to answer the phone if the number is not known or whatever. I'm just not going to answer and stop calling me, its annoying and I am on the do not call list, so stop calling me. Thank you.
unknown, did not answer
Caller wanted to speak to whoever was in charge of computer department.
this is countrywide
i have receive a silent call from this number then when it cut off there was alot of reverb, i also received a missed call earlier this morning
They hung up when we answered. I guess they will be calling us over the next several days. I am on the do not call list, but I guess that doesn't matter to this company.
They called every night for a week. When they hit me up on Saturday, I had my fill. I asked them to remove my number from their database and not to call again. The "B" started to explain that they were only doing a survey and not selling anything. I responded "What words just came out of my mouth to you? Your company or representatives are not to call this number again. I am reporting you as soon as I hang up." Then...just to show them I am a "B" myself...I hit a couple of number buttons to give them a nice long loud tone in their ear to annoy her as much as she annoyed me. I will be reporting their happy butts if they call again.
wasn't home like to know who this is
It's someone wanting you to take a survey. I've done it 3 times and everyime I do it, they send me a $20 gift certificate for cooperating. It's fun and easy money.
They called and said nothing and kept their line open on my answering machine, almost like they were listening to my office. Wouldn't hang up until I turned off machine. I called Bob Rivera at 630-955-8984...firstname.lastname@example.org and left voice mail message. Asked him what time he eats dinner. What time he eats breakfast. Asked him what he eats for dinner and to call all of the people he has been calling and hanging up on to let them know every detail of what he ate for lunch. Told him we'll be calling him at midnight for the results.
Phone rang while tornado sirens was blowing, I did not look at caller id I thought it was one of my kids, hung up when it wasn't and hid in closet, found out a little later it was Kantar ops 630-505-3008, what a time to call.
Hung up after I answered.
Calls at least once per day for over a year. Sounds like a recorded message from a lawyer threatening legal action about someone called "Lee Ann Miller." (Never Heard of this person.) The recording has been played so many times it is beginning to sound scratchy. I am on the "Do Not Call" list, for what that is worth.
this number keeps ringing me and its doing my head it!
Thanks to our newly acquired Caller ID, we have noticed several calls from this number a day. We stopped answering the phone when we see this number, so we don't know who it is, but we are getting tired of it!!
My boyfriend and I work for Strategic Fundraising Inc. we are a Republican based company and in no way DEMOCRATS!! We also handle reputable non-profit organizations and have a strict guideline that we must go by as directed by the FCC. As a political organization we are able to call untill 10pm in any state based on time zones. We do not attempt to harrass anyone by any means were just trying to raise funds for our organizations we represent. We are one on of the most reputable companies in the nation. The soulution is simple either donate or ask to be removed from the calling list and STAY ON THE LINE LONG ENOUGH FOR THE FUNDRAISER TO CONFERM YOUR WISHES. We by all means do not mean for our calls to be considered harrassment and do appologise for those of you who feel this way. Just because the election year ends does not mean the fundraising will end. Republicans need our support continously, oh and for those of you who ask for us to not call on one particular day that is not something we controll. I hope this helps you CONSERNED REPUBLICANS who are so worried about our nation. When the Democrates take the office you will see why we called so much, and why we asked for your support.
didn't answer because i didn't recognize #...they have called quite a few times.
Their call list is not in sync with the "DO NOT CALL" list.
They call at least one a day. Never leave a message, just call. Have no idea who they are or what they want.
Survey company has called twice in the last week and no message is left on the machine! No survey given at this place!!!
I am listed on the "DO NOT CALL - TELEMARKETING -- Registry!!! I am unlisted. WHERE DID THEY GET MY NUMBER??? wHO ARE THEY???
Had this number call a bunch of times, and called to report them. Was told that if they are doing non-profit surveys (which I doubt they are) then they do not have to follow the do not call list rules. What kind of "stuff" is that. I signed up for that list for tele-marketers and stupid surveys too...
Get called everyday between 1-5 times from this number, when you answer there is no one on the line.
This is for Strategic Telecom Fundraising, a political fundraising organization that is exempt from the Do Not Call lists. They never leave a message and they never talk when I answer. Not a very good fundraising technique! Fortunately, I have the ability to blacklist them with my Google GrandCentral number.
Yep It's Country Wide
They've called me hundreds of times and sent me hundreds of offers to refinance.
I never answer their calls and never respond to their mailers.
It's no wonder their bankrupt.
I'm laughing so hard that I hope they go out and hire more telemark-e-tears, and
print up some more crap. After all the mail man needs a job too.
called twice, 12:14pm and 5:24pm and has called in the past. Seem as if they call just after I have made a call or received a valid call. Do they know when we dial our phones and are home. We check caller id everytime and have our numbers on the do not call lists for US and state.
called 3/28 at 5:27pm
They call from this number, leave no messages or hang up before second ring is complete.
They are calling every day at least once if not twice. I am on the do not call list and this needs to be stopped.
They have called several times on one of my phone lines. I have told them many times to take me off of their calling list. Now they are calling on my other phone line.
On March 26, 2008 at 6:33 PM, my caller ID recorded a call from Kantar OPS at 630-505-3008. An internet search found the following information. Kantar Operations was founded in April, 2004 in the UK. The parent company is WPP Group, PLC. There are many call centers located in the US and the UK. It is a market research company, etc. Go to KantarOperations.com On their web page click "Company Overview" and "Where to Find Us"(USA) for more information. You can file your complaints with the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO). They have a code of standards and ethics for survey research companies. Call 631-928-6954, e-mail: email@example.com, web site is www.casro.org Tell them you are on the federal do not call list. Also, if any of their locations calls you tell them you will file a complaint with the FCC and your state Attorney General's office.
Called at 8:45 pm Mountain Time, my wife answered and a woman asked for me by name. When my wife asked her "can I give him a message?" she said "no, I'll call back and QUICKLY hung up. Pissed my wife off which led me to do the research that led me here. It appears they are a subcontracting fund-raising agency for all kinds of things--right now I'm guessing political in nature. Their website is www.strategictel.com
They just called me and I think I made sure they'd never call me again. Told them I was in the middle of masturbating but if they would sit by and let me finish I'd be happy to talk to them. They hung up.
I just received a call from this number but didn't answer (caller ID said "800 Service"). After checking this web site, I called it back. Yes, indeed, it was Countrywide (and, yes, I have a home loan with them). When I called back I politely asked them to remove me from their list, and they obliged. Well, at least that's what they told me. I'll have to keep checking my caller ID logs to see if they call back...
Called twice in the last 4 days. today was at 656pm.
Annoying - believe to be a call center out of country. Caller ID showed the phone number 19543660317
Caller was reading very quickly from a script so I didn't get the full name. Looking for occupant between the aeges of 25 - 54. I explained we don't give out information over the phone to people we are not familar with and asked that they not call anymore. The caller was very polite and said thank you. I'm sure they will call again tomorrow but with a different hook.
Kantor Ops showed on the ID....but when we tried to answer nobody said anything. If it is a telemarketer, they won't sell much
if they don't take the call.
These people have called me for the last 3 days. Sometimes they call every 30 minutes. When I answer, they hang up. I called the FCC but they couldn't help me. How do you get rid of these pest? I would love to have some of their personal phone numbers and an automatic dialer!
Just got my 13th phone call in two weeks from Kantor OPS, and caller ID readout gives phone number of 630-505-3008. Today I answered the phone and no one said anything to me, but for five minutes I could hear some woman in their call center talking with some man about how Hilary ...dam Clinton is going to make a much better president than we have now, and these are the reasons, blah, blah, blah. No one ever spoke to me, but I listened as she pitched this to someone else. When I hung up I tried calling the 630 number a couple of times, and each time the operator said this was not a working number. So who are these people? I am on the national do not call list, yet Kantor OPS continues to call day and night. They leave no messages on voice mail. I have yet to figure out why they are calling, what they are pitching, and why they have disregarded my wish not to be called. Made a report to the do not call registry.
The lady was trying to ask questions. I asked "why do you want to know"? She said I had to answer the questions in order to get my free magazine. Dixie Contractor Magazine. I told her I didn't want the magazine. She hung up on me. It sounded like a call center because a lot of background activity. The connection was pretty bad also.
Called at other times; did not recognize the call
Who are these people? I get calls day and night from them
Unknown caller, did not answer, left no message. Appears to be from Kantar Ops.
I'M on the DO Not Call List, and nobody wants to speak with you. Fold your stupid business.
Called me twice in one evening once at 7:20pm and again at 7:40 pm and I told the woman to remove me from their list and she answered, "there is no list"
I then said, " I don't care just do not call this number again!!!!!!!!!!!!"
It sounded like the woman was from India.
they will NOT stop calling...called 6x in one week and have told them to stop......told the lady on the phone again today and she kept going with her talk.......
did not answer, no message
Additional info: It's pretty bleak, folks. MILLWARD Brown doesn't have US contact info on their web-site and Research International doesn't answer their phones. Wonder why? You can fax them. I DID at 312/787-4156. I received sudden enlightenment as to HOW they can get away with this. If you begin with Wikipedia (always just a START in web-research) you will find that they are one of those monster corporations who do everything, everywhere and apparently, anyway they want. Definitely go to donotcall.gov and file a complaint. Definitely call Kantar and press 'one'. Definitely make sure your listing on the do not call list is current (there IS an expiration date). Oh, and definitely buy that air horn. God Bless us all.
I am just about done with this too. Here is some more information. I mean, hey, these people are getting paid to talk on the phone all day, so what do you say WE CALL THEM? Kantar Ops message says that if you dial 'one' they will remove your number FROM THAT SURVEY but that they 'may call you back'. When I pressed 'one' the system disconnected me. Kantar Ops represents three companies. Added Value, Miller Brown and Research Internationl. I will add more information later but to contact Added Value please call Tracy Williams at 310-396-2400. Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and,according to her, her company believes they should "honor" the Do Not Call List. Unless of course they are honoring the loopholes. Back soon with more calling info!!!
Calls my business cell phone 3-4 times a week.
I never pick up non-client numbers, and the number is on the DNC list.
So they always hang up, never leave a message.
Today I will call the number and demand they stop.
Also today I will file DNC complaint, and with Verizon.
Call everyday. We never answer, they never stop, never leave a msg
Asked questions about all different types of gasoline grades, stations, quality, where I heard of them, what I use....took a 'survey' and I finaly cut it short after 15 long minutes. She said that the survey would be no good if I hung up....and when I hung up, my caller ID came back with the same number within a minute. I am on the 'no call' list. Don't they understand what that means? I mentioned it...'tank u berry much'..
They call 7 days a week, we don't answer.
They call every night around 9 PM...actually 8:59 PM, because they're not supposed to call after 9. Niiiice. Googles as a survey co.
I am on the "do not call list" but they STILL call!
UNKNOWN-I AM ON THE 'DO NOT CALL LIST'!!
They call everyother day now for the past week..How do I get them to stop?
This number calls frequently. No one ever says anything. They just hang up! They consistently disturb me while I am trying to take care of business and/or other callers. Caller ID comes through as "FLORIDA". It's just very annoying. I think we should start a petition to get our Gov't to form some kind of abusive/disturbing call hotline. Something we can report numbers to and actually get them in trouble... well, I can dream can't I!
Hey, I know we can report calls now but our current resources are very much lacking to say the least!
Strategic communications calls my home 5 to 10 times a week. There is never anyone on the line when I pick up. No message is left. They also use other numbers 763-392-5981, and others which I have not kept track of.
I've received lots of calls from this company and others just like it. When I explain that I am on the National Do Not Call Registry and that I want my number removed from their lists, they just argue and say they don't have to abide by the Do Not Call Registry because they are not selling anything, and that they don't have lists. They say their computers randomly generate numbers. I did a little research and found an accrediting body that may provide help in banning these types of calls, but they won't stop if you don't report. Here is the info I pulled from CASRO's website which is what this Kanter Ops is a part of:
We are here to help you and answer any questions you may have. You can review the CASRO Code of Standards for Survey Research here. If you feel that you've been subjected to a questionable survey technique or one whose honesty you aren't sure of, let us know.
Council of American Survey Research Organizations
170 North Country Road, Suite 4
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: (631) 928-6954
Perhaps if we all complain to this CASRO site, they will get the point. It is alos pointed out on this sight that you should complain to the FTC and BBB.
Good luck all, and keep fighting the good fight against these a**holes!
I receive an average of 3 calls per day from this company. It's Veteran's Charity of some type. They refuse to quit calling so now I pick up the phone, click talk then click end and hang up. These people will start calling early in the morning and call up through 9pm at night. I wish we could be put on a DNC list but unfortunately "charities" are except. True charities do not want to harrass you and will immediately stop calling. My husband & I give to a Veteran's charity that is legitmate. They called one night in between some calls from Strategic Telec and I told them not to call again angrily and hung up. They did callback and apologised explaining who they were (the charity we donate to) I explained what had been going on and they weren't very happy. They aren't going to be calling us anymore but they will (at our request) send out mailpieces once a year.
I no longer answer my phone unless it's a company I deal with regularly, family, friends or work.
Did not answer. CID shows Kantar Ops. 2008-02-16
I reeive at least 2 calls a day from this number. No message is ever left.
I keep getting calls from this number but I dont ever answer a call unless I know who it is. Last night they called 3 times, latest time was 8:45 pm!! Already this morning they have called. I thought I had put my number on the do not call list :shrugs:
Call at 7.30 am from man with possible Indian accent. Asked for us by name Mr. or Mrs. "our name". Said he was from Royal Bank and that they were going "door to door" tomorrow to explain all about insurance. They would take only 10 to 15 minutes of our time. Asked if we had life insurance. When I said "no", he said "Don't know you know that when you live in Canada, that you need insurance. Otherwise, who will cover the medical bills when you need it?" I said that I would rather look for this kind of information on a website and hung up. Royal Bank does sell insurance and lists representatives on their website. Would they call people at home at 7.30 am? Have not checked further at the moment. Seems strange to do so. Wondered if it is a scam to get into someone's home. Anyone had a similar call and have you found out more?
Calls, but won't leave a message
they have called me 4 times in the last week. i never answer, they never leave a message
I was doig a search regarding Strategic TELEC and was directed to Integra Telec of Minnesota. The Twin Cities area. Integra TELEC corp. headquaters is in Oregon. They are in the Telecommunications business. Area code 651 is Minnesota. The number on my caller ID was 651-209-3272. Hope this helps somewhat. I am on the no call list so next time I'll pick up and if they repeat the call in the future I'll be happy to collect some of there money.
Answered the phone at 9 p.m. - no one would talk after I said hello 3 times,so I hung up.
Unknown caller did not answer. They call every couple of days
I received a similar call. After checking this site, I googled Millwood Brown. Found this:
Millward Brown Group Company Profile
Millward Brown provides market research services, specializing in brand performance, from more than 70 offices in some 40 countries. Its Millward Brown Precis unit focuses on public relations efficacy, and its Kantar Media Research (KMR) segment provides services to help clients maximize their advertising and marketing investments. The company's Greenfield Consulting Group conducts online focus groups and qualitative interviews. Millward Brown is part of The Kantar Group, the market research division of UK-based media services conglomerate WPP Group. Millward Brown traces its market research roots back to 1973.
My number is unlisted and still recieving phone calls.
1. Call this phone # back and you will get a recorded message telling you who the comapny is, their website address, the purpose of their phone calls, and finally, instructions how to get your phone number off their list. I have done this with other companies and it has worked.
2. More importantly, those of you on the government Do Not Call Registry need to fully understand the types of "telemarketers" that are exempt from this restriction--i.e. calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors (such as Kantar Ops!) would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship. Use this link for more specific info.
Wanted to talk to the person in charge of telecommunication, I said they are not here HE SAID THIS IS NOT A SALES CALL Yea OK!
You can call 630-505-3008 and listen to the message and press 1 to remove your number from their list.
Caller was extrememly rude. Asked if I was the male or female head of the household. When I asked what it was regarding he said "an opinion survey." When I asked for the content of the survey he told me if I couldn't identify myself as the male or female head of household he would call back and then he hung up.
They just called me again in the same day and so this time I answered. They identified themselves as The Republican Party of Kentucky. I explained to them that they have literally called me one to four times a day, every day for several months now, and never left a message. I told this that is ridiculous, that I'm not even a republican, and to never call me again. We'll see what happens.
Ericb-please advise your boss or supervisor that I no longer want this number calling me or appearing on my caller ID. Thanks in advance.
Roy the douchebag
Go to www.strategicfundraising.com to be removed from their list.
Research company - hung up
Ever wonder where drug addicts, prison parolees, and newly released mental patients go? They become debt collectors....oh.....that's why they're BRAIN DEAD DIRTBAGS!
I answered the call, they asked for someone I don't know. I was going to tell them that and they slammed the phone down! Uh......that was really rude.......who would do such a thing????? Let me guess...........a DIRTBAG DEBT COLLECTOR! I wish they could get a real job that doesn't involve harrassing people.
Isn't there anything we can do about these people? What are the local and national Do Not Call Lists for!?
Got one today 1/30/08 at 9:32am PST. The caller ID showed up as EMRG LOCKSMITH. It got our answering machine and left no message.
supposedly, you can add your name to their do not call list...we'll see.
I hate this caller
phone id registered as kantar OPS. i would have answered if i knew what the abbreviations were. i would like to have answered the questions posed, but alas, i was too slow on the uptake as to who these people were!
STOP COMPLAINING AND READ THIS!!! IF THERE'S ONE COMMENT TO READ, READ THIS!!! STOP COMPLAINING AND READ THIS!!! IF THERE'S ONE COMMENT TO READ, READ THIS!!! STOP COMPLAINING AND READ THIS!!! IF THERE'S ONE COMMENT TO READ, READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the love of God people, go to the freakin donotcall.gov site and read! Better yet, don't waste your time and read this as quoted from their site.
"Exempt Organizations include charities or certain non-profit organizations, organizations engaged in political solicitations or surveys, or Sellers or Telemarketers that call ONLY consumers with whom they have an established business relationship or from whom they have obtained the express written agreement to call."
SO PLEASE STOP WASTING YOUR TIME AND JUST CALL THE F#@&ING BUSINESS AND POLITELY ASK THEM TO TAKE YOUR NUMBER OFF THE LIST. BEING A DOUCHE BAG TO THEM IS NOT GOING TO DO ANY GOOD. CALL THEM DIRECTLY. I KNOW IT'S ANNOYING, BUT SO IS THE TOTALLY LAZY ATTITUDE YOU ALL HAVE. DO A LITTLE RESEARCH.
Affiliated Services Research Company
535 East Diehl Road, 4th Floor, Naperville, IL 60563 USA
Joint CEO, Kantar Operations NA
Naperville, IL USA
Vice President, Communications/Legislation
Naperville, IL USA
we have received several phone calls from this number as well, it is really strange
HERE IS AN IDEA WE HAVE LIKE 300 or so people with complaints here right to what do we do coordinate all 300 people call their corporate number and keep sapmming them likle they do us that would be teaching them play their game
DO NOT CALL MY NUMBER ANYMORE!!
i let machine answer, when the call screen started they were already mid-sentence through the automated pitch for some sort of warranty service, they started talking before the machine even started recording.
I am on the do not call list and have been receiving calls from this phone #.
I called the number back. If you wait long enough it gives you the option to remove your number, doubt it works in the long run but it's worth a shot to get them to stop calling everyday. My mortgage company doesn't call this much.
Kantor Ops strikes again, at least once every other day, no message, no good-bye, I guess it's over.
I did go to the website listed in a report below (http://www.strategictel.com) and put my number on their do-not-call list. We'll see if that does the trick.
Strategic is #1! woo!
you guys are all stupid its a reserch company they dont go by the do not call list. because the do not call list is only for telemarketers and they are not selling anything so it doesnt apply to it. So you guys are wasting your time when you say dont call back cause they can and will do it anyway. you should just do the survey and get it over with unless your to dumb to understand wut there saying.
They call every day, several times a day. Never leave a message.
They call and never leave a message. Ialso work on wwek-ends since they called Saturday night.
DNA, No Message Left.
keeps calling and not leaving a message
I got a call from this number today and when I expressed that I didn't want to answer their questions and that I would like them to stop calling me the guy on the phone started arguing with me about how it is their right to call and blah blah blah... I looked them up and they are the Kantar group. Their CEO's name is Eric Salama. They are out of fairfield, CT their phone number is listed as 203-330-5200. I have called them and left a nasty message on their voicemail... I'm sure it will not do any good. I am planning on calling them several times a day just for the hell of it... maybe I can aggravate them a little...
Called at 5:09 PM est
Did not answer; hung up on answering machine
This is a call center. They call me at work trying to get me to subscribe to a free, work related, magizine.
Poor connection and voice quality.
This is what 'donotcall.gov' does for us......lets a, so called, valid company download a list of phone numbers on the do not call list. Unbelievable! So who is going to go after them? They obviously got the list by filling out a form to do so. Easy way to get a bunch of numbers without buying it from someone else. I just can't believe this. Read below or go to the web site of 'donotcall.gov'
Starting January 1, 2005, telemarketers and sellers will be required to search the registry at least once every 31 days and drop from their call lists the phone numbers of consumers who have registered. Through December 31, 2004, telemarketers will have to update their lists every three months. The dedicated, fully automated and secure Web site at www.telemarketing.donotcall.gov will provide this information to telemarketers and sellers.
File a complaint with the National Do Not Call List at this link: www.donotcall.gov
These idiots have been calling for my husband for at least 4 months! Sometimes when I answer they either hang up or never answer me. Occasionally they will ask for my husband "Mr. " Anyway, my husband seldom is home and when he is he wont speak to someone that he does not know. I have told them to stop calling me - however, they just don't get it. Today when I picked up the phone and they asked for my husband, I started to tell them AGAIN to stop calling, that my husband did not want to talk to them, that I knew (from a previous conversation) they were representing the NRA and we did not belong nor did we own any firearms and they rudely hung up on me! I figured if I told them how we felt they would stop calling me....But no such luck, they just called again!!
I get this number on my Caller ID. I did not ask them to call and did not call them. If I answer the call they might get a rude answer to their survey. If the caller is female she might turn red faced.
They have called me for the last 3 days in a row. I also am on the do not call list.
did not recognize the number.
second time in 5 days that they have called my home - phone rings 4 times and they hang up before answering machine picks up. First call came at 8:50PM on 1/11/08, second call cale at 12:48PM on 1/13/08.
I would appreciate if they would remove my number from their off shore calling list. I looked them up and they claim to be a 'survey' company which is another label to avoid buying and respecting the do not call list.
called the number - company is "Strategic FundRasing" - their recording says they provide political and charitable fundraising. Call came in 7:01PM PST www.strategicfundraising.com checked the website - found a insightful job posting - Do Not Call list does not apply to political stuff... ( ..I am a registered R; are you?) : Position: Fundraiser
Location: Eau Claire, WI
As a Fundraiser for Strategic you will be calling Republican voters and asking for pledges on behalf of Republican candidates and committees from all over the nation. That could be individual candidates, state parties or national organizations such as the Republican National Committee. In addition, you may be asked to call on (prospective) donors for various non-profit organizations. Overtime is currently being offered on a limited basis. Performance based compensation system.
Got tired of them calling. Called them back and send email. You can contact them also at:
These folks must REALLY want to get ahold of me. They have called me no less than 6 times within the 4 days. I don't pick-up when I see their caller ID. Anyone know who they are or what they do?
I googled Kantar Ops and found that it is a reasearch company out of the UK and North America. They are conducting surveys. Millward Brown is part of their company. We are also on the do not call list and they have called us. Gotta love it!!!
very rude and hung up on me
To end the cycle,return their call to get an automated message to remove your phone number from their call list.
Turns out that this number shows up when certian calling cards are used. My inlaws called me in CAN from the USA with a calling card and this is the number that shows up on our phone.
The number must be a hub that telemarketers call through I think it is a voip. The number has shown up for several different callers and the latest one was a company calling to confirm an order I had placed. I serched the number just out of the blue and found this entire list of different people with diferent calls.
Go to their website and put your number on their internal Do Not Call List. These people have called my home 12 times this month alone. www.strategicfundraising.com
After I said Hello, I heard the Indian accent individual ask for Mr. (my lastname). I said you got the wrong number. He appeared confused and repeated the number and asked for Mr. (my lastname) again. I said sorry, you got the wrong number. Call receieved 1:25 pm est. in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
My teenager answered the phone but hung up as soon as they asked her what our area code was (first question). Thought it very strange that someone that had just called our home would have to ask for the area code.
I was having sex when this call came in. Some sort of survey company, www.kandaroperations.com It doesn't seem that they are going to stop calling as they please.
Each time, which is normally twice or more EACH DAY for the last two months, this caller has pestered us. When we answer the phone, they hang up even if we answer on the first ring. Today a young man actually said something after I said Hello three times. He asked for my father and when I said "he's not in, can I take ...." *click* he hangs up on me! How RUDE!!
I called this number back to get a pre-recorded message stating they are a company that is either calling in reference to political or charitable organizations. (Convenient) You can leave your number and we will put you on our "do not call list". Well...isn't it funny how the government's "Do Not Call" registry can't filter out these idiots?!
Hung up on me after I blasted them with a fax machine handshake audio file (at full volume).
I answered the phone. It was a very long survey about cholesterol after she asked me questions about if we had diabetes or high cholesterol and I responded yes to high cholesterol. I was on for about 10 minutes and asked how much longer it would take and she said another five. That's when I said I didn't have time for this, said goodbye and hung up. She called back but I didn't answer. Since I used to live in the 630 area code I thought it was someone I knew and that's why I answered.
They called yesterday at about 8:30 pm and again today at about 4:30 pm I know they are a survey group and the fact that my number is on the do not call list makes do difference but i also have an unpublished number so i am wondering how they found me.........so ANNOYING!
Called and asked to speak to my mother or father. I am 36 years old and they called at 8:30 at night. I asked to be removed from the list and they said there is no list and the do not call list does not apply since they are not for profit.
Don't want any calls from Kanter Oops
Whoever called in - got voice mail and hung up.
I answered a call from this number and the line was silent for 22 seconds and then disconnected. I called back only to get a rapid busy.
Kantar Ops with the number (603-505-3008) came up on the caller ID ... my husband answered the phone and it was some survey about cholesterol ... when my husband asked how they got our number since we are on the "do not call" list, he was told that the "do not call" list only pertained to sales and game him a shpeel about it not pertaining to surveys .... so he kept on with the survey ... "just a couple of minutes" turned into 22 minutes ... guess I'm checkin' out the donotcall.gov site to see if she was right or not ... I really don't think she was ... if she wasn't, she'll be reported ... have a GREAT day!!!
I called them back and was given the option to remove my number from their call list. We'll see if that works...
calls 3 or 4 times a day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We get this call SEVERAL times a day. I just went to the website: www.strategictel.com and clicked the "do not call" link. They ask for a phone number and a last name. I keyed in my phone number, there wasn't a message/comment box, so I chose "dickhead" as a last name.
They call 2 or 3 times a day, no one speaks.
Did not answer call, unknown to me, voicemail picked up the call and they hung up. I am on the Do Not Call register.
They continue to call myhouse 2 times a day looking for someone who has never lived here.
This is a telemarketing company based in India. The call came in once again at 5:15 a.m. and I spoke to "Francine" It's most likely MCI Communications. The connection was bad.
I also spoke to Skip at Triquint a company in Florida. His company makes no calls of solicitation.
Police Association asking for donation in helping trouble kids.
I pickled up but just heard a "click" and no one there.
They are calling at least twice a day. No one on line when we either pick up or let the machine handle it. First call is usually 5:15 a.m.
From what I understand about telemarketing, a silent incoming call that hangs up on you is a normal step in the process of call acquisition. An autodialer rings you simply to test if a live person answers; they have an automated listening device with an algorithm that tests for speech rate, pauses, and a beep to test if you're an answering machine. If you're a person, then your number queues into the stack of calls to be redialed out by a live telemarketer within a few minutes of the auto call.
As Caller ID becomes more proliferate, all of this makes the originating company look very bad. We can put a name on the nuisance. I'm getting calls from this outfit less frequently than before, down to about once a week.
This number has called 5 times this week. Shows "Strategic Telec" on caller ID. They hang up when we answer. I've reported them to the Attorney General in our state.
They requested my participation in a survey. I agreed. The foreign-accented young woman asked my age, OK. When she asked my income & I refused, she politely said: "Thank-you, that is all of the questions we have for you today." I doubt the authenticity of this so-called survey company. Surely, if they were a 'real' market research company, they would not immediately end the call if you refused the income question. In fact, having been in market research myself, I know that most people do refuse that question. That's why REAL survey companies wait till right near the very end of their survey to ask that question. These are probably scammers, plotting to somehow steal your $$$!
This is the second day in a row that our phone has rung at 5:25 a.m. Please let me know who this is.
Received a call from the listed number but did not answer the same the id showed missed call and an unknown in the name section. I won't return the call.
Caller ID says Illinois. A reverse phone lookup says it is in Napierville, Illinois and is residential. Somehow I doubt that.
This company called looking for information about our phone system. They have been asked not to call our company on numerous occasions because we do not participate in surveys.
Now, if they have been asked NUMEROUS times not to call, why does that make ME the bad guy, PeopleAmazeMe?
Anyway, they are a survey company, and it seems they refuse to stop calling when asked. I think that puts THEM in the wrong, not those of us that have asked NOT to be called.
I realize ppl have to make a living, but when I answer my phone, and I tell a company that I do not participate and ask them nicely NOT to call me any longer, I don't see where they have the right to be totally rude to me, bite my head off, call me names, and "demand" that I give them information. Thats a bit unacceptable.
I am not the enemy.
My phone was ringing when I returned home from work. Checked display on my phone - didn't answer. This number just started calling last week - now I am receiving calls every day - mostly in the evenings. I am on the National DO NOT CALL list - doesn't seem to bother these invaders.
Have received multiple calls from this number *on my cell phone*. I don't ever pick up, as I don't know the number. They have been calling once, sometimes twice daily anytime between eight in the morning to eight at night. Started about a week and a half ago.
Strategic Fundraising. Telemarketing SHYSTERS hiding behind the loopholes of the worthless Do Not Call law. They call for anyone willing to pay them, from politicians and political parties, to so called religious groups. They never say who they REALLY work for but start out with a canned speech saying they are from the Republican/Democrat Party, Charlies Church of the Open Mouth, etc.
They have just started calling. The first being Sat Morning at 9:02am. Pu-leeze! Since then they have called 3 times and have not left a message.
This number is calling because we all have somthing in common.
Do not answer, they are another company like Acxiom. They claim
to make information intelligent, your information, and they have
made a strong wealthy company of selling this info.
Do not participate.
Found the company's website in a search. I'm contacting them to insist they stop calling me www.kantaroperations.com
I'VE GOTTEN CALLS FROM THEM BEFORE AND DIDN'T PAY ANY MIND. I USE CALLER ID AND DON'T PICK UP FROM UNKNOWN CALLERS OR TELEMARKETERS. THEY EVENTUALLY STOP. I GOT CURIOUS, HOWEVER, AND DID A REVERSE PHONE NUMBER SEARCH. THE NAME OF THE COMPANY CAME BACK AS AMERITECH ILLINOIS IN NAPERVILLE ILLINOIS. I THIS MAY BE OF HELP TO ANYONE TRYING TO TRACK THESE CULPRITS DOWN, THEN GOOD. BY THE LOOKS OF THE OTHER MESSAGES, THIS COULD BE SOME KIND OF SHAM GOING ON.
Calls at least 3 times a week now, but I never answer to find out who it is. Called on 11/29, 8:45 PM !!
Who is Kantar ops and why are they calling
They call at least once a day, sometimes several times a day. They have no ID on the phone and it's not a number I recognize so I never answer. After reading the other complaints, now I'm glad I don't. I'm on a couple of "do not call" lists and I've never talked with these people before so why are they exempt from not calling me or are they just ignoring it and calling anyway because it's not likely they'll ever get in trouble over it?
I picked up the phone and they asked for my mother. I asked who was calling. They responded that it was Lisa from National Republican Committee. At that point I informed here that my mother died in September 1999 (true) and that she probably wouldn
they have started to call on my cell phone. i think we should file a class action law suit or just have some war dial them. every time they call they never answer but they hang up.
This is a company that offers businesses credit card machines and services for finainal transactions for your business.
Called with Minnesota in the Caller ID and they did not leave a voice mail on my system. I do not answer unknown calls until I check them here. I will be telling them to remove me from their list after seeing it is a fundraiding company.
From the FTC website:
If the call is really for the sole purpose of conducting a survey, it is not covered. Only telemarketing calls are covered — that is, calls that solicit sales of goods or services. Callers purporting to take a survey, but also offering to sell goods or services, must comply with the National Do Not Call Registry.
This Strategic Telec calls my number too many times a day to count, clear up until 9 pm
it is very disturbing to me. If I answer no one is there and then after I hang up it takes
up to one minute before it disconnects. If I don't answer it takes one minute and I hear my
phone finally click off.
these guys have been calling once/day for the last few days. First time they called, I wasn't home. Looked up the number and found this entry for them. I tend not to answer my landline anyway if I don't recognize who's calling and I'm certainly not picking up the phone for these guys.
Wasn't home to get the call
I received at least one call per day from 651-379-0100. I have tried to answer, but there is never anyone at the other it, and then the call terminates. I would like to be taken off the caller list. Its a pain to run to the phone & see this number.
thanks for the heads up guys regarding this number. they called tonight at kantar ops and i didn't answer it. i checked it out on this website and thanks to all of you for a little less frustration.
I am unlisted and on the "Attorney General's Do Not Call List." The party hung up when I answered. I will report this suspicious activity to my phone company and the California Attorney Genral's Office.
I see a lot of questions being asked on this forum for which the answers are too few or are not seen by the one asking. I realize that most of the participants here are mostly just letting off steam, but for those of you that really would like basic questions answered about the legality and processes of law-abiding market research companies I will be more than happy to answer them. Just include my handle, "The Interviewer", or whatever name you'd like to refer me as :) as the header for your question so I know it's being directed at me. I'll check back here on a weekly basis. I can even give you helpful hints on reducing the amount of calls you get significantly.
motherfuckers have been calling me at the same time every night for weeks. i'm gonna donate some fucking dynamite to their home office and settle this shit once and for all...
no message when we pick up the phone they hang up.
Hmmm... Let me try those addresses again.
"Callcenterjobs.CorpusChristi@KantarOperations.com", "Callcenterjobs.London@KantarOperations.com", "Callcenterjobs.Phoenix@KantarOperations.com", "Callcenterjobs.RockIsland@KantarOperations.com" "Callcenterjobs.Toronto@KantarOperations.com"
These are the email addresses of the folks who hire the callers that are blowing up our phones on nights and weekends: ,, , , . I suggest that you email them as often as they ring your phone. They're immune to the No Call rules, and need an incentive to take your number off of their list. Write one email and just resend when you get another call. As often as they call, it's too much trouble to write a new one. The more annoying you are, the more likely your number will get removed.
I did not answer the call, but the call is recorded on the phone as from Kantor OPS 630-505-3008
I was home when the call came in, answered it... and no one was there, though heard noises in teh background. hung up.
Whomever is generating these calls - STOP
They've called several times in the past week or so. I never answer unidentified callers or those that have questionable IDs. Since I've seen that it's fundraising and so-called "social service organizations", I'm glad now that I didn't.
They have called me twice and hung up.
I've been receiving phone calls from this number for a few months. They don't give up. Answered this morning (8:51 am) and was subjected to the usual "This is just a survey and I assure you we are not trying to sell you anything." When I told the caller (female with a slight accent) to take my number off the list she said that they don't have a list and call randomly generated numbers. I then asked if they were randonly generated, how they would call my number numerous times in the past few months. She paused for a second and then started her spiel over again.
Area code 630 is around Los Angeles and I found the following info on their website.
Millward Brown, Inc.
2425 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 240-E
Santa Monica, California 90404
Tel: +1 310-309-3400
Fax: +1 310-309-3401
Called to participate in survey about Financial Institutions. They are a consumer research company. I was happy to participate in the study since companies do use the information we provide to offer better services. I hope more people will be willing to take a few minutes of their time too.
Repeatedly calling my business line and hanging up when I answer. I've received 21 calls from this number in the last 3 weeks.
I received a call from this same number and all I heard was breathing. I kept saying "Hello, Hello is someone there" but of course no one responded so I did a *69 to get the number and then I googled it just now. I am on the "DO Not Call" registry. So much for that.
(630) 505-3008 is blocked. Can NEVER call my phone again!!!!
Hey PeopleAmazeMe, I won't come out and play. The door bell doesn't ring.
You sound like a spammer/scammer. Just the words you say tell me you are a telemarketer/spammer/scammer. You get a real job and then tell us you are NOT worthless of life. Until then, you call, I report. Just as simple as that.
How full of themselves they seem to be. Don't you people have anything better to do with your selves than complain about every single phone call you get. You know you don't answer every call that comes in or go over to the phone everytime it rings. Simply don't answer it and then go on with your lives. If the ringing bothers you that much turn off the ringer and only return calls from phone numbers you know or to people who leave you a message.
Grow up people and let this go. These people who call you are simply trying to conduct business and find out your opinions which are used to provide you better services and products. YOu want to complain about a stranger who was a little rude to you or didn't leave you an answering machine message. If they did you would probably complain about that. You are probably just as rude to people you know personally sometimes and you want to complain about a perfect stranger who is just trying to earn a living. Sure they could go out and work at McDonald's but then where would your teenager or grandparents work after retirement. You probably are on some blog or message board that complains about how you were treated at the teenager in the drive up window. GET OVER YOURSELF and leave these poeple alone all they did was call you to do a survey... It's not illegal, just annoying so get over it.
call sez Minnesota on cid.Musta Been either a 3 year old or Bozo.
Left no message.
Survey about contact lenses.
Been calling for a few days now. Just called again on Sunday afternoon. Hangs up on the machine. Today I answered but didnt say anything and neither did they but I could hear sounds in the background. I hung up and they haven't called back as yet. After reading all of this next time they do I will answer & "Just Say NO!"
"Sorry Wrong Number" was said when I answered with our business name
I live in Chicago (312)and they keep calling. I am never home when they call and they do not leave a message
Rec'd a call from Kantar OPS tonight and when I answered the phone, the line went to a dial tone. We are on the 'do not call' list nationally and in indiana.
The FTC sounded very interesting in pursuing this. They have a US office in Napierville IL
This company is Millward Brown, they are a huge survey marketing company out of the UK. They will call continuely. It doesn't matter how many complaints you file with the do not call list. I have filed several and they continue to call. I will answer the phone and hang up and they call back 2 seconds later, so annoying. But as I am informed if they keep you on the line for at least 7 or 8 seconds then they are paid for the call, so my advice if you want them to stop calling is do not answer EVER. I do think there has go to be a way to block them, maybe contact your phone company.
Teehan, Elizabeth A
2561 Danhaven Ct
Aurora, IL 60502
Called today for the first time...did not leave mesage. Will enter this number in the Caller ID Manager database.
Kantar Ops VP Beth Teehan lives at 519 Bighorn Drive in Napierville, Ill. You should send her all your junk mail and see how she likes it. Better yet if someone can provide her phone number, we could call her at all hours of the day and ask her questions. Give the little lady a piece of her own medicine. AV
ATTACHED IS KANTAR OPERATIONS RESPONSE TO MY ORIGINAL MESSAGE
I'm writing to apologize for any inconvenience our calls have created. We understand and respect your decision not to participate in our survey. It's not our standard practice to attempt a household more than 4 times unless a household member asked us to call back at another time. I will investigate this matter further.
Although Kantar Operations does not have an internal database for "do not call" requests, we submit such requests to our sample suppliers who maintain "do not call" databases. Your telephone number has been moved from our project and rest assured we will submit your telephone number, 415 XXX-XXXX, to our telephone sample providers to place you on their "do not call" database.
Kantar Operations is an opinion research organization and abides by all federal and state regulations including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's "do not call" legislation. Although survey research companies are not the intended target of most federal and state legislation, we absolutely respect the privacy of our respondents and do everything possible to respect their wishes with regard to future contact.
Again, please accept our apologies and thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.
V.P. Data Collection
Attached is my correspondence with this company.
-----------BELOW IS MY ORIGINAL MESSAGE TO KANTAR OPERATIONS-----------
From: Bob [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 8:59 PM
To: Teehan, Beth (KONAP exec)
Subject: VIOLATION: National Do Not Call Registry
It would be to your firms benefit to take what I have to say very seriously.
I have been receiving phone calls from your company for the last two weeks. I have continuously advised your callers (Laura, etc) that I DEMAND my number be removed from their listings. They have repeatedly called and every time when I verbally advise them, they hang up on me.
My number has been registered with the National Do Not Call Registry for some time now.
Your company, Kantar Operations is in VIOLATION of the registry.
If I receive ONE MORE CALL from your firm - to my number - I will file a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT as well as a CLAIM with the Federal Trade Commission.
Additionally, I will spread the word on my radio show and blog to others about the true ethical nature of your company.
11/14/2007 x:xx PM (PST)
11/13/2007 x:xx PM (PST)
11/12/2007 x:xx PM (PST)
11/10/2007 x:xx PM (PST)
11/09/2007 x:xx PM (PST)
THIS IS JUST A PARTIAL LIST. I THINK YOU GET THE PICTURE!!!
You have been warned!
Call the FTC and complain.
The company is Kantar Ops based in Naperville IL.
Illnois Attorney General:
These people MUST be stopped from making harassing calls!
HERE IS THIS COMPANIES CONTACT INFORMATION. I RECOMMEND ANYONE WHO RECEIVES A CALL FROM THEM TO SEND AN EMAIL TO BETH TEEHAN - OPERATIONS OFFICER.
ALSO, MAKE SURE YOUR NUMBER IS ON THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY. YOU CAN GOOGLE THEM AND FILL IN YOUR INFORMATION.
CASRO Member Company/Organization
Affiliated Services Research Company
535 East Diehl Road, 4th Floor, Naperville, IL 60563 USA
Joint CEO, Kantar Operations NA
Naperville, IL USA
Vice President, Communications/Legislation
Naperville, IL USA
rude, would not take NO for an answer. i hung up . reported to the do not call list.as a hole...
I've seen repeated calls from this number, so I finally answered it this morning (10:23 am), and I was hung up on. Maybe they're expecting my wife or something?
This person has been calling me sometimes as much as twice a day. I have caller ID and I am on the do not call list too. They never leave a message on my answering machine.
You can send a complaint about this company on the national "do not call" website. There is a form you can fill out or you can email them.
Even if you are on the do not call list your legal rights are continuing to be violated by these phone calls. Take action and file a complaint with the FCC. It takes a few minutes but it is worth the time and you can do it online. Keep a record of the calls, the times and dates and enter the information on the online form that you fill out. If everyone bans together and has all of the documentation in order, then we can file a class action suit for harrassment.
These people keep calling and don't leave a message. I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST. I filed a complaint with the DO NOT CALL registry
I actually pay Qwest for a "solicitor" notification that clearly states that I do not accept solicitations, marketing surveys, etc. I am also on the Do Not Call reg. and yet, these bozo's called through my notification and ARGUED with me! Talk about super stupid and a lack of responsibility these creeps take the cake.
A survey company.. yeah right, I do not want them to call me.
Here's their contact info if you don't want them to call you either.
Affiliated Services Research Company
535 East Diehl Road, 4th Floor, Naperville, IL 60563 USA
Joint CEO, Kantar Operations NA
Naperville, IL USA
Vice President, Communications/Legislation
Naperville, IL USA
Didn't know the number of the name so I didn't answer it. Answering machine picked up and they hung up.
Called my home number and my number is registered under DoNOtCall registry for FTC.
9 AM... on a Saturday!
I keep getting calls from this number. Here are the last two I got:
2007-11-08 16:26:23 6305053008 0 0 KANTAR OPS
2007-11-09 20:32:42 6305053008 0.05 0.002 KANTAR OPS
They call once a day!
How do we get these people to stop calling? I am on the no call list but these people call all times of the night it is really annoying! How do we report them. I don't care to be apart of any survey or what ever they are trying to sell this has gotten out of hand.
Total retard....called my cell nov9/07 at 4 45pm mountain time and rang off. Got 6 noisy messages in my mailbox....waste of time
All your calls are belonging to us
2nd time this guys called, so I messed with em.. started in with thier little survey and told me some real bugus stuff.. was fun! Then the dude cought on to me.. told him not to call agn.. for I will waste twice as much if his time next time! He hung up.
Almost every day I get one or more calls from a 651 area code. A few times I answered before checking the Caller ID and got silence on the other end. Other calls listed Strategic Fund as the name. I hope it stops now that Election day is over!
Got our first call tonight - we're on the do not call list, but that doesn't apply to survey companies, so it doesn't matter - they can keep calling and calling...
saw as missed call on caller id, naturally i googled the number and came to this site to report. Company did not leave a voicemail. I'm going to block this number as I am on the state and Fed DNC list
Wanted me to take a survey. I hung up.
Everyone needs to email: firstname.lastname@example.org & demand to be removed from call lists.
You can't rely on Do Not Call, or in lodging a complaint- you have to contact the companies directly & get a manager on the phone. Take ACTION, people!!!
They called at 9:00 PM on a Sunday evening. Phone rang 3x, then they hung up. We're on DO NOT CALL list.
Like all these that are not required to follow the DNC list...but I don't have to be harassed by them either... so I click manual fax receive on about the 3rd ring. They apparently don't like fax tones in their ears and usually won't call back, thinking they have reached a dedicated fax line. Works for me since talking to them will do no good, and why should I have to listen to the phone ring repeatedly night after night to a call that I do not want to answer. Fax option works faster for me, I don't have hours to spend daily lodging complaints about each one of these survey groups or otherwise.
Also, called here on Sunday as well, about 8 pm.
We're on the do not call list, and we got this call at 6:30 on a Sunday evening. Ridiculous.
I have received a phone call from this company, and usualaly from this number at least once a day for the past week. I tell them I'm not interested, do not call me again and hang up. Today I told them that if they called me again, I would consider it harrassment and contact a lawyer.
Got 2 Calls 45 min apart, it is all part of the Concord III Llc. scam,out of Wash. State, Court action against them has been started but the guy moves around ,so it is hard to nail him down. You can delete the files and delete the the registry entries ,but they already have your phone # so it's hard to stop. I got hit when I downloaded a Fax program from Electrasoft.
Calling people and making them annoyed is the one of the stupidest ways to make people get mad. If people want to do donations, we'll do it by mail. Its safer then giving those telemarketters our credit card numbers or personal info.
Just a waste of time..
This number has been called to my house at least 3 times a day for the past month, maybe more. They never leave a message which to me is very unprofessional, and it is getting on my nerves. Identify yourselves when you call by leaving a message not just calling expecting me to pick up. If it's that important that you call me, it needs to be important enough for me to call you back.
Hangs up when answered.
This company has called me on the very first day that I had the phone turned on!! They have called everyday, sometimes more than once a day, for the past 2 months that I've had this number!! This is considered borderline harrassment, is it not??!!??
I'm also on the do not call list and my number is supposed to be unpublished!!!
I'm going to start keeping track of the amount of times they call and contact my lawyer to see what can be done about this!!
Despite being on the do-not-call list.
copy and paste the following link and it will take you to all contact information on Millward Brown a division of the Kantar Group and the calling location out of IL.
I AM DISABLED. DON'T NEED THEIR USELESS CALLS.
I have been inundated with calls from "630-505-3008". I've requested to be put on their DO NOT CALL list, but so far no luck. I am disabled, so to me, there is nothing worse than scrambling for the phone only to find these people on the line.
I found out that these kind of places are never investigated and never punished no matter how many times you report them to the do not call list. I learned from the texas state attorny that what you have to do is get an attorney and file harassment charges against them.
DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER.................I WILL FOLLOW THRU WITH THE DO NOT CALL OPTION
Answered phone, said the person they asked for wasn't home and asked if I could take a message. The male caller hung up.
You people truly are the lowest common denominator. Your country is going down the tubes, yet a fucking phone call is enough to push you over the edge and use your puny, infantile knowledge of the "interweb," to whine like a little bitch. Grow up, you babies. Get out and vote for something that matters. You make me sick. This is all your fault. Own up to it.
call them back and you'll get a automated message that allows you to be addad to their do not call list.
TO annoyed and scd its been posted on how to stop the calls be u continue to boo hoo I wish I had your number so I could call you losers and to scd about ur misery I suggested u find a quiet place and bleed out
Political and other non-profits are not subject ot DO NOT CALL lists. They do, however, usually offer their own internal DNC as is the case with 651-379-0100. Go to their website: www.strategictel.com and read the following: "Strategic Fundraising is a national direct response fundraising agency that works with many of the nation’s largest political and not-for-profit organizations. These organizations are exempted from the National Do Not Call (“DNC”) regulations, and therefore are not subject to the standard DNC lists that apply to other marketers. However, in keeping with our corporate reputation for ethics and integrity, we will voluntarily honor the request of individuals who do not wish to receive requests for donations over the phone. If you would like to add your phone number to our internal DNC database, please fill in your information in the blanks below. Please be advised that it can take between 24 to 48 hours to have your number removed from any active campaigns. " Leave your info to be removed from their list.
Yes- It's Countrywide - they've been calling me for MONTHS once or twice a day even on the weekends!! I called the Countrywide internal-company opt-out phone number. 866-605-3467 have your mortgage acct number ready... Wonder how long it takes to take effect? Wish me luck.
This caller ID comes through many times a day on my business line. I do not answer. This is clearly harassment - what can be done to put us all out of our misery?
630-505-3008 Kantar Ops was on caller ID, no message left. I do not answer numbers I'm not familiar with.
How can I have them stop calling my house and asking for my deceased father. I am truly upset they continue to call when I have nicely asked them to stop.
Have called numerous times, never leave a message - I will not answer it, as I am sure it is a survey
I called the number back and it said it was Strategic Fund Raising for poitical and Charitable causes. It also gave you the opportunity to have your number removed. I had mine removed and it said it would be 48 hours before effective. If I get calls after that I will foloow this up.
I have been called 3 times in the past 2 days from this phonenumber, my phonenumber is registered on the do not call registry, the telemarketer argued that they generate their numbers at random so they can't comply with the "Do not call registry". this phonenumber 630-505-3008 is for Kantar Operations, a marketing survey firm, I looked them up on the web, here are the phone numbers and emails for their team, maybe someone can come up with some interesting survey questions for them - how blue is the sky? if you are weightless on the moon, does that mean there are no waiting lines? etc
Worldwide CEO – Sharon Potter
t: (+44) 1926 826211
CEO, United Kingdom – Mike Leigh
t: (+44) 1926 826211
Joint CEO’s, North America – Beth Teehan and Nancy Tope
t: (+ 1) 630 955 8803 (Beth Teehan)
t: (+1) 630 955 8803 (Nancy Tope)
They are now calling every 2 days...no message
Same here, I get the same name and number of this company and they never leave a message either. So, therefore, anyone sigend up with the Do Not Call Registry should put these people on their list in hopes of never seeing this number again.
We have been getting repeated calls from this number just about every day between te hours of 8:00a.m and 10:00 pm. CID read out tells us it is Strategic Telec and the phone # is 651-379-0100. We never answer the call and they never leave a message. We wish there was a way to stop them from continuing to make these nuisance calls.
This call comes in several time each week. My answering machine picks up the call, but we get the usual click and then dial tone. I looked the number up and see that I am not the only one receiving these annoying calls. I am on the do not call list, but that has not prevented these calls from coning in.
Piss-ant company that calls, leaves no message and hangs-up when answering machine comes on...
I am now getting calls with the Kantar Ops on my caller ID, and also caller unknown numbers with the actual number for these idiots... UGGGGgggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
You know what's really annoying? People that repeatedly push elevator and crosswalk buttons. Drives me nuts. And how about those black people? I don't think they should be sitting at the front of the bus. And dang it, on CNN they keep interrupting that show about Tom Cruise's baby and Britney Spears' vagina with the news. I sure does hate that!
called while i was out, no msg. I screen calls anyway.
~~Thanks Radio DJ!~~
I called 602-735-3200 (Call was answered: "Kantar Operations." I then asked to be removed from their calling list. I was told it would be taken off their calling list. We will see if this does the trick.
This is for "Tommy Boy", "Alex G Bell" and "DT". If you don't agree with posting info on this site, then why do it in the first place? You lead one to believe that you probably are the same idiots working for this very company that is trying to rip people off. The purpose of this site is to inform people of their rights and how to respond to harrassing situations, not to mention preventing further victims of identity theft. SO. That being written, any questions? Didn't think so. Have a nice day and get a life.
Late is subjective. Stop being a pussy and turn the ringer down.
We have received at least three calls from this number. I don't care if "research and polling are NOT included in the DNC legislation" or not. There is something called "harrassment and annoying calls". They call around 9PM every night. This is considered late for calls in this home.
Did not pick up
More stupid losers boo hoo how do I stop this, Easy Call the # it will prompt u to opt out by entering ur phone # and NOT ur name Ive done this to 2 of our phones and they have not called back... so quit wining and take control of ur life
This number comes up as MINNESOTA CALL. I do not answer and they don't leave a message.
There's also no need to be "strict." If someone is calling you to do a survey and you don't want to do one why in the hell would they call you back? You don't want to do one....and they want to find someone to answer questions. They aren't sales people, maybe they call you back 10 minutes or 2 days later because you acted as though Target were handing out lobotomies for free over the weekend. They're people just like you that are in school or disabled or supplementing their income. They're only asking you to answer some questions, not for permission to have sex with your 3 year old child. Get over yourselves, you self important weasels.
You people are fucking retarded. Research and polling is NOT included in the DNC legislation. You spend the time to bitch and moan here while slurping milk shakes and pork rinds, yet not be bothered to look up the actual laws. You should have considered the fact that people may call you when you purchased a telecommunication device. Shitheads.
We receive calls from this number ever night. When we answer or let it go to the machine, they hang up
YES, CALL 602-735-3200
AND ASK TO BE REMOVED.
They will do it.
They are a legit marketing research firm but annoyingly a pain in the ass.
Want to get them back a little ? call this #
Tel: +1 3103093400
Fax: +1 3103093401
I just called and asked if they want to do a survey they said no thank I said why not you bug us all the time she hung up on me
HA HA HA HA I think I will call her again
They are a research/market research company...
you CANNOT say "please remove our number from your list." they will NOT remove it. You must be firm, and direct: "Remove our number from your listings." And then hangup.
Many of these firms will call back every 2-3 days if you A.) just hang up when they start yapping or B.) you politely ask them to be removed.
Be strict, bitches! lol
but no, seriously, it works.
Phone rang while we were putting down the kids. Told my wife do not answer as I was not familiar w/phone #. No message left on answering service. Internet brought me to this website. Wish USA could prevent nuisance callers like this.
this guy has been calling me from that number and threatening to kick me face in and shit saying he will call back 100 times in the next week and shit fuck this gets annoying
They call my house about once a day. I never pick up.
Called on a Sunday afternoon, 2:53 pm. Answered it and there was no one there.
glad I got this site! they call several times and leave no message. when I was perusing this site I got a call and picked up the line and just held it in silence. Hope this adds a charge to their phone bill and maybe will discourage further calls.
I have received a call from them. The last time they called, I was ready. I had a paper bag blown up.. when I answered the phone they started talking and then I said" "Oh no, no, no, then I popped the bag. I then yelled I think you shot em.. Then I hung up *lol* I have never received a call back..
They hung up as soon as I aswered ...they call several times a day
I've gotten a couple calls from Kantar OPS too. I don't answer and they don't leave a message. I'll take the advise from one commenter and block the phone number from my phone.
registered my number at the website (strategictel) someone else had mentioned above. it's been ten days and none of strategic's various sock puppet numbers have called.
Calling all the time from this number and it hangs up if I don't pick up and even if I do pick up.
i did not answer and they did not leave a message. i am wondering how or why they have my phone number when i am on a do not call list for solitors?
They have made repeated calls which I ignore. The last one was at 9:30 a.m. this morning. What part of the "do not call list" don't they understand?
They called, we did not pick up. They did not leave message.
Something to do with the NRA
I have am on the NO Call
list. I am handicapped, so is my husband. We are retired and it is hard to run to the phone.
Multiple calls, I answered by mistake just now and there was silence on the other end. I'm adding them to my Blocked Number list.
Check out the entry INFO on 11-21-2006 about their staff's phone numbers.
this company is calling day and night I even had a ring from them at 6:45am. What part of no do they Not undetstand
I received this annoying call and they didn't leave a message. Next time they call this number, I will give this a ear fill of DO NO CALL THIS NUMBER AGAIN. I don't want to be bothered with these people!!!!!
Rang off after 4 rings - a sure telejunker sign.
Kantar Operations is a telemarketer posing as a survey company so they are 'exempt' from the donotcall.gov lists (of which I'm a member and you should be too). Try calling 602-735-3200 and tell them to take you off of all their lists. They were calling my house nearly every day (my teenagers complained, of course :))
I DO NOT LIKE CALLS FROM UNKNOWN NUMBERS, ESPECIALLY SUNDAYS.
these people always call and it's always at the time when you want to relax and not be disturbed. of course, i let the answering machine pick up and they hang up! so annoying and i want it to stop!!
I don't appericate your company calling me to particiate in a survery and when they ask if I'm of hispanic origin they say ok that concludes the survery. I'm so sick and tired of everyone pandering to the illegal aliens. They are nothing but a burden to the tax payers. I'm going to find out what products you sale. I will not be purchasing to anyone who fogets the American and leagal citizens of this country, I will make sure I will tell everyohe I know about what you are doing. email@example.com
Called today at 3:15 PM ID was Strateic Telec. Did not answer
they called twice today and seemed to have hung up both times.
Kantor ops, They keep calling leaving no message, I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST. They are a survey co, how did they get my number? They have become a pain.
This number has shown up 22 times in the past 4 days. There is never anyone on the line if I answer. The calls come in from 6am to 11pm.
They called and did not leave a message.
Call - left no message.
Called at 8:04PM !!!
It should be someone I know caling at this hour!
called a number of times but did not leave a message.
When are they going to start putting these goofs in jail.
they've called 4 times since 3:oo this afternoon!
i am on the no-call list and recived a call from this company.
7PM Didn't recognize name so let the FAX Machine pick up. They haven't called back. Raleigh, NC
This is a company called Strategic Fundraising which raises funds for conservative non-profit groups, and the republican party. They are by no means affiliated with moveon.org. They've been a top tele-fundraising organisations for the last few years, because they don't keep all the money they raise, like most. If you don't want calls from them, visit their website www.strategicfundraising.com and asked to be removed from the list. This is simple people.
No one was there...called the number back said it was not in service
¡ THEY KEEP CALLING US AND DRIVING US CRAZY DAY AND NIGHT.
¿ WHAT CAN WE DO ?
THANK A LOT FOR YOUR HELP
two calls so far today, more over the past weekend. I never answer and they never leave a message.
I used the number Rob listed above (800-605-3467) and changed my sharing preferences (no to sharing both inside and outside the company), and was transferred to a live person when I said I wanted to opt-out of special offers. They didn't give me any hassle about it, and just removed me from their refinance offer list. The whole thing took less than 5 minutes.
Got two calls today. One early this afternoon, didn't answer, second just a little bit ago. Survey place. The rep was very nice and professional. She explained that they call random numbers and don't follow the Do Not Call rule because they are a opinion research company, so I did the survey. It was a little repetitious, but I could do it while fixing dinner. By the time she was done, I was ready to put dinner in the oven.
called and left no message
349 calls from this number!! Good grief!!
Asked if this was a business, when I said no, the man at the other end said "I'm sorry; I got a wrong number". (Call was on a Saturday).
called my business line, was attempting to fax.
Called, left no message. According to internet, they are a survey company.
they called then hung dumb bastidez
unknown name, no message left
630-505-3008 was on caller ID, no message left. I do not answer numbers I'm not familiar with.
I am also on the do not call list, when i mentioned that to the girl she became irate, i asked to speak to her supervisor. He got on the line and asked what she had said, he apoligized and said he would talk to her, yeah, that will happen.
I just got a call from 651-379-0100...all it is a company that contracts out to do telephone fundraising. Just call them back and put your number on the do not call list and quit bitching.
They called my general office number and specifically asked for me to our receptionist (I have a foreign name so it is easy to identify). When I picked up, a woman immediately said that she got a wrong number and hanged up. What was this???
This number is CID "Strategic Telec" and they are driving me crazy. They called at least 4 times yesterday, and the times I answered there was nobody there. Thanks for the info!
Polls, Charities, and political calls are allowed under the do not call list.
try reading the FAQ from the do not list.
HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT FOR EACH CALL RECEIVED FROM THEM WITH NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY. THEY CALL EVERY FEW DAYS
They've been calling a lot lately, possibly 3 times on the same day, and at least once every day. I screen calls and they never leave a message. It's extremely annoying, particularly since I will never take place in their surveys anyway. There should be a way to get them stop, but as others have said, the Do Not Call Registry does not (as yet) apply to surveys. IT SHOULD!
Kantar Ops has been calling steady for three weeks. I look at my caller ID and laugh. Today 9/22/08 @ 1:30 pm guess who calls? I picked up the phone, did not say anything just to hear a female say hello for about a minute. Then I had to LOL at her. I'm on the DNC list, some people just don't give up do they?
Called and Hung up. same as everyone else. been doing it for last week or so
im like wtferk is dis number? who is calling me from 630?
some happy-voiced chick was talking i said noone here is over 21 lol
Unknown call from Minnesota per CID. Not here to answer and no message was left.
What good is the do not call list ? Report calls often , apparently nothing is ever done about them.
They call us up here around Vancouver ,Canada too and
never leave a massege.
This guy has phoned numerous times claiming to represent my phone company (Rogers) giving away this free cell phone package, but the whole thing sounded fishy. I cut the call short and contacted my phone company and found out they were not running that type of promotion, and the number was not one of theirs. They have phoned back over 30 times and are always trying to get information out of me. When I try to ask them questions, they talk over me, and so I just hang up on them. Sounds like a blatant scam to me.
I got this call at 10am today, I handed up, it called again right away, so I iiignored.
Rotten rat bastards! Called me at 10:30 p.m. It was a horrible line and I could barely understand what the guy was saying. He said he was calling from Buffalo and I won some sort of drawing. Wouldn't tell me where I filled out said ballot. I tore a strip off the guy and hung up. The phone woke up my whole freaking family. When the phone here rings after 9 pm its not a good thing!
They call two to three times a week. I do not answer and let it go into my answering machine. When it goes into answering machine, they hang up.
I am in NY I got a call at the office 6:00 pm. No message. Who the heck are these people? I really don't understand the impact of the Don't Call Registry (I'm on it) if they don't enforce it!!! Very annoying!
9pm Tues 9/18/07. They call every night - relentlessly
they called 5 times in the past hour...first we were eating dinner and they called twice, then they called 3 times while i did the dishes.grrrr
I got a call from this number as well, it said it was a bank offering me a $5,000 loan. The bank name was a real bank but the address was a fake (dont have it with me, I'll post it later). They sent me all the forms and everything checked out. I checked the bank on the Better Busniess web site and it all checked out ok. I "purchased" loan insurance and never heard from them again. The lady who contacted me said her name was "Rose Thomson" and the lady's name at the insurance company was "Denise Johnson". If anybody should receive a call from either of these women claiming to be calling from American General Financial Services, please contact your local police department. Don't be another victim like me and many others.
they called left no message, i called back and asked who this is and got nothing. just a no service number.
These people work for Kantar Eric Salama
Chairman and CEO
Alison Roos Alison Roos
Recruitment and people issues
Chris Robinson Chris Robinson
Louise Lee Louise Lee
Global Training Co-ordinator
HR Project Director
Monita Pichardo Monita Pichardo
Acquisitions and partnerships
Jeffrey Krentz Jeff Krentz
EVP Strategy and Corp Development
Clients and prospective clients
Rosi Ware Rosi Ware
SVP Development, USA
Ella Opuszynski Ella Opuszynski
Executive Assistant to Rosi Ware
Joint Business Development Director, UK
Joint Business Development Director, UK
Group finance team
Robert Bowtell Robert Bowtell
Seems to maybe be a recording only, one of those systems that calls numbers to see when people answer and are home. Not sure what the nature of it is - i hesitate to answer it and open the floodgates to more calls. Such a nuisance - and i'm on the do not call list.
They called and I was outside. I am on the do not call list also. They did not leave a message on my answering machine either.
Got a call fromKantar Ops. Filed a complaint with DoNotCall.gov.
Do not know who the caller is. They never leave a message. It's a mystery to me.
They stopped for awhile now I got one again--and I emailed them a month ago and told them to take my name off their list. Therefore, my email to them today said, per this documented email AND my save Caller ID info I'm proceeding with a lawsuit in Small Claims if I get one more call. AND I MEAN IT. I can really use the money.
Survey group out of UK, do not follow no-call listing.
They call over and over. Never a message. I just don't answer. Maddening.
When they call, pick up the phone and just blow a whistle into the mouthpiece.
"Strategic Telec" is what the ID reads. This group also comes up at 920-231-0700. After a call to the phone company, I was told to trace it and deal with it through legal means. Who is supplying this group with the phone lines to trouble all of us. Shouldn't the phone company take some responsibility here?
This number has been calling 3-8 times a day. The phone company claims that they are "exempt" from the National DO NOT CALL LIST. What use is the DO NOT CALL LIST? I was told to contact legal help and hit *59 after each call to trace their call rate.
"Strategic Telec" does not leave a message.. I will not answer crap calls like this so they are wasting their time anyway.
I am on the do not call list and would no longer like to be called. They call past 8pm sometimes and I have an infant and that is the time she is actually starting to settle down. So yeah I would love it if they would stop calling me!
this is very annoying i will report this to scams and the bbb. to busy for this bs
Got a call claiming to be from roger's offering up free phones in my area. Completely full of crap.
go here, find the closest rep and complain.
they called me on a sunday afternoon,i work nights,so they woke me from a sound sleep,caller id said kantar ops,thought it was someone from the middle east calling LOL,they hung up when I answered.
they have been calling everyday this past week.
last one 10 minutes ago.
pls let them answer when i pick up the phone. i have a few questions to ask them.
9/9/07 – 3:10pm
I read many of your comments here and you are so right. This guy has the intelligence of dirt. I answered the phone, saying, “Hello” and he jumps into his speech, “ I’m calling from “OPS Consumer Research Company with Kantor”. I said, “You’re calling from where?” He briefly repeated some of what he said, then ask, “Is there a man of the house I can talk with”. I said, “ Yes there is, NO you cannot and do you realize it is Sunday –the Lord’s Day. I am on the do not call register” and before I could finish, he said “I am not a telemarketer and do not fall under their rules”. I said, “You can call yourself whatever you want, but you are not suppose to call and it is Sunday”. He said, “This is the only day I can call”. I asked, “You’re not allowed to call other days”? At this time, it got crazy when ‘he asks’ – “do you have time to answer questions?” I was astonished. I said, “Are you truly that asinine and idiotic that you would ask that question now. I told you “not to call me, take me off your list and I’m on the registrar”. “You’re a pitiful excuse to call on Sunday and I will not argue this nonsense. You are a sad pitiful person surely, GOD will take mercy and you will not burn in hell.” I hung up on him. Even at one point, he was actually reading his “phone call communiqué”, while I was talking. To my surprise, I googled “Kantor OPS” and found all of you. I cannot believe anyone is this obtuse and insensitive to others.
have called 3 times, all times of the day and night
they are just plain stupid, and want to survey, and you tell them not to call and they do it anyway. Even if you are on do not call list
I'll Tell you! I looked this up today, 9/8/09, on Intellius People Search by Telephone # and name, and for FREE (but you can pay $$ FOR REPORT), it gave me info that this person has a criminal record, quite detailed, in Illinois (I previously had ascertained the city of Naperiville(sp); Intelius gave the county, etc. to contact for the court clerk for the records, but I was not going to pay to talk to this scum. This is a scam. I would report this to your phone company now that you know it is a hoax, there is criminal, either past or present involved, etc. DO NOT give these (or this) person any information involved. I imagine we have had at least 20 calls these past several weeks, the latest being yesterday. Sincerely, D.S.
if they can't leave amessage in regard to what they are calling about. Then they need to be blocked on the DNC List
They called twice in the last two hours and most evenings for the last couple of weeks. I told them I'm on the Do Not Call list and they said they don't have to follow it. I registered a complaint at the Do Not Call website and urge everyone else to do the same. Website is www.donotcall.gov They are persistent and very irritating and apprently think they can ignore the Do Not Call list as they do 'surveys' not solicitations.
hello!!!! i don't mean to be rude but how stupid r u guys? do u notice there r so many names (businesses) attached to this #? that is because they r phishing for info, and of course trying to hide their identity....sometimes they know the name of the person, sometimes they just want to see if someone answers. They could be doing it for a number of reasons, but a big one is debt collectors. Devious dirtbags who use many ways to try to get info. I wouldn't even pick up the phone if i were u, just turn the ringer down.
Kantar Ops, 630 area code is in Illinois, attempted to call them: Call failed, number busy - No message on my voicemail.
They been calling all week.
ya i got a call from this number but there was no response
I am on the do not call list and I want you to know that I will report your company if you call again. Your representive was obnoxious.
I've received several calls from them and they never leave a msg.
CID shows strategic telec.
Call at least twice daily. I usually take phone off hook and just leave it. They finally hang up.
i think they are from paidsurveysetc.com.half-price-coupon
They have beeen calling me too. I have a program called "No Sales Calls" on my computer that hangs up on them whenever they cll now. It works great.
They are calling daily, I do not answer as I have called id and am also on national and local level DNC lists..... how would we report them? Thanks - they are more irritating than anything.
They call at least 2-3 times daily.
I filled out the complaint form tonight at www.donotcall.gov and found out that I can put a trace on THEM next time through my comcast company then can have file a report to local athorities. We can also BLOCK the number *call your phone company. So I am following all the channels. BUT the next time they call I WILL answer instead of letting the machine get it. I will annoy the heck out of them by constantly saying NO in an annoying voice with a few snorts in between NO's and I will not stop until THEY HANG UP. This will be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will let you know how the next RING RING goes. LOL!!!!!!!!!!
Three calls from 4163641111 on September 4, 2007 at 3.32, 3.33 and 3.35 PM. I did not pick up.
We got a call from this same phone number earlier today. The message said we'd won a trip. The person who answered the phone hung up. 2-3 hours later I made a call to someone they didn't answer their phone and I hung up. I then tried to make another call out and was unable to get a dial tone - just lots of dead air. I finally said something and then a voice said I'd won a trip and to press 9 for a live agent or 8 for the do not call list. I didn't push anything as I've heard that sometimes this makes your line available to them for making long distance calls to who knows where. I'm concered that 2-3 hours after the initial call they appeared to somehow still be on my line AND if I had been trying to call an ambulance, fire truck, police, etc. I couldn't dial out. They are playing a dangerous game with their marketing.
God bless America. Here's a tip: Pick up the phone and ask them to stop calling you. It's a shame that so many people are on the Do Not Call list and have no idea what it covers. Please follow this link and scroll down to items 29 through 32:
Many calls; no answer
I have been receiving calls from this number over the last several weeks.
I have been home sometimes when they called and never asked, and other times saw this number on caller ID.
I'm also on DNC list.
Companies like these should be fined and shut down for not obeying the laws.
If it was me or anyone else harassing the the they would use the law to have us stop.
Now it is time for the laws to work for a private ctizen.
Call us all the time, we never answer. The name on the CID just says MINNESOTA.
It's a Sunday for Pete's sake. This is the Lord's day.
I answered this time and a woman with a THICK Indian accent said I was one of 1000 Hispanic familes picked to take a survey on household good. WTF, I'm not Hispanic, nor does my last name sound Hispanic.
They called two days in a row on Labor day weekend- so Annoying!
They never leave a message.
Wish they stop soon! :-(
Am on donotcall list. They said they were calling from Toronto Canada and not subject to the donotcall list I googled
6305053008 - its not Canada. What a bunch of freakin liars. They be in the toilet soon I predict.
The keep calling my cell. No msg. Whatever.
been calling me for a week now!!
Strategic Fundraising. Am on NO CALL list but these pesky bastards keep calling. Have written our state attny general's office.
CORRECTION!!!! they just called again and it was a woman blabbing on about the company name and that it's a survey and i interrupted RUDELY, if i may add, and told her that i was reading a web page about their company and all the complaints from it and that i didn't want to take the survey and hung up.
I just got a call from this company noy more than maybe 5min ago and i looked up the company online. i had answer the phone and no reply from the other end. Rather odd that someone would call and not say a word.
Strategic Fundraising called from 651-379-0100 wanting money. Never agree to send money to anyone over the phone. They seemed like a 'boiler room' operation
they have continually called me too. if anyone of you is on the "do not call" list, you can report them from that website. i already have.
Three calls from 4163641111 on August 28, 2007 at 2.26, 2.27 and 2.28 PM caller did not speak.
Called at 9:06 pm, past the allowable time, also on the do not call list, but they don't care.
This place has called several times. They leave no message. I am on the no call list. I will not answer the phone when I don't know who is calling, so if they want me to pick up they need to leave a message.
kantar ops continually calls despite my being on no call list. they do not leave message if call goes to voice mail.. please get them to stop
Interestingly, I set my computer to answer this number as soon as it recognized the caller ID. This only happened one time (after weeks of calling). Of course, that was the same day that I reported them to the DO NOT CALL site. Coindence -maybe - but I've not received any more phone calls from them.
This number leads back to
STRATEGIC TELEC. according to their web site they are exempt from the do not call list.
I went to the below web site. ON THE TAB " CONTACT US" they show an "internal do not call list" say it can take up to 48hrs to get your number removed. Will see if it works.
If you want to file a complaint about this company go to www.donotcall.gov
got a phone call from this # at 2:35 am on my cell AND my home phone..who are these people ?
Everyday, every evening, twice on Saturdays... I asked to be removed, I yelled, I screamed, I need a high frequency 99 dB device to stop these people
Kantar OPS did not answer no message left
called and did not leave a message, i am on the do not call list
Just called, then hung up when my answering machine picked up. I searched the number and found this site. I am on the "Do Not Call" list, but I guess that list doesn't apply to survey companies?
According to my caller ID unit they tried several times when I wasn't home, but never left a recording. Today when I said "Hello?" the voice said "Have I reached a business?"
I replied, "No, you've reached a residence; how may I help you?"
The caller hung up abruptly.
My number is on the Do Not Call list. I filed a complaint.
This company does not come up on Caller I.D., and when it goes to the answer machine, it sometimes leave a message to call back at the 630-505-3008 number or other times the callers hang up when it hears the message prompt on our phone. They even call after 9pm week days and week-ends.
Bob Rivera, that responded from Kantar Operations" "Although Kantar Operations does not have an internal database for "do not call" requests, ..." is BS'ing you all! They're just trying to get away with it. I emailed them today and told them to **** OFF.
And please file a complaint with DNC every time they call. This is out of control and I'm tired of it.
This company seems to ignore the Do Not Call List.
I've been receiving phont calls from this number for several weeks and they are increasing. I don't answer calls from people/businesses I don't know and this one is getting EXTREMELY annoying. I've been on the do not call list since it's inception. I'm glad to have found this website. Now I need to figure out how to report them to the authorities and the Do Not Call people.
just don't answer this one. some incoming calls now bill your account and this may be one.
Keep getting repeated calls fro Kantar Ops, 630-505-3008. I never answer, and they keep calling...
Called at 6.20pm to our office. Answered phone with standard business greeting. Lady at other end said 'Is this a business number' and I responded 'yes m'am' and she said ' I must have the wrong number.' So I guess they don't want to talk to businesses.
go to www.kantaroperations.com
this will explain who these people are
I think they call here every day. They called twice today so I called them back on 1-800-668-7639 and asked to be removed for their calling. And yes it is countrywide home loans.
This is CountryWide loans - the granddaddy of all shisters Dont answer it, dont give out info..... they will NOT stop calling no matter what you do..........
630-505-3008 is Kantar Operations in Naperville, Illinois (Western Suburb of Chicago). A Marketing and Survey Company that is part of an international group. The CEO of the world wide group is Sharon Potter. If you want to talk to a live person, call 630-505-0066, they will id themselves as Milard Brown which is an affiliate of Kantar (at the same location) and are all part of the corporate umbrella of Research International headquartered out of Connecticutt here in the US and eventually out of the UK. Other Call Center numbers where you can reach a live person are as follows: Phoenix, AZ Tel: (602) 735-3200 Rock Island, IL Tel: (309) 788-6600 Corpus Christi, TX
Tel: (361) 225-8220 Toronto, ON, Canada Tel: (416) 413-1202 London, ON, Canada Tel: (519) 645-3320 Maybe give them a call and let them know what you think of the way they do things!
What's up with all these calls? Why are they allowed to continue the harrassment?
tell them to stop calling me i'm on the do not call list thank you
This # keeps showing up on caller ID, but when I return the call, it's always busy, and they never leave a message.
Businesses now using electronic battering rams to invade our peace and quiet at home. Caller ID showed: "ONTARIO".
See also (towards bottom of page): www.crtc.gc.ca
It is for the likes of folks
like this that answering-machines are in such wide usage & Caller ID.
i tell ya once i tell ya twice...they called my house today at 10 after 12 i said to myself im gonna look them up on this here internet.... and i find this sight right here.I tyell ya sombodys got alot of time on there hands .nah mean!
no messgaes as i wouldn't pickup but they call every hour onn the hour the last three days
They have called our house several times. We have not been able to answer so far, but if they call back I will answer and yell at them (not that it will do any good). We are also on the do not call list.
No message left
They never leave a message, but they call often.
The comment by Rob on 11/18/06 is right on the money. I called and it took about 5 minutes to have my name removed from the Countrywide call list. Worked great, although I am already customer. They even gave me a confirmation number for my call. (800-605-3467)
This number is being used by India for VOIP calls to Toronto Region.
This number continually calls my 88 yr old Mother-In Law, when she answers they dont say anything they hang up.
Called and the phone rang once and they hung up before the second ring. I think it's because I have music as my ringing. Looked up the company. It's a giant fund raising place.
they called me today (didn't answer)... looked it up on google... found this site... who are these fuckers? they need to be stopped!! fucking goddamn capitalists!!!!!!!!
4 in the afternoon on a sunday,
they asked my opinion, and i said my opinion is that i dont like having my cell phone called.
bastards. these lists are in place for a reason, how can they possibly get away with it?
it seems to be one of those surveys. it is getting really annoying, about 5 times already. they never leave a message.
I receive several calls a day from this number starting at 5am some days. When answered, all I hear is garbled noise like someone playing with the radio station, I hang up, my cell rings, the same number, same noise. Keeping a whistle handy for next time my phone rings. No, I'm not a morning person.
Indian or Packastani called from some communication company, when informed that we were a B&B, the prick called back to inquire about a room which he did not want to rent. both times using my toll free number.
My mother picked up once when I wasn't home and told her they wanted me to participate in a survey...scary thing is, they actually knew my name. They've been calling since, but I haven't been picking up. How annoying!
caller id didn't show up. answered it anyway,thought t was my neighbor, NOPE! It was these folks wanting to do a survey about hotels. I told her sorry not interested and she kept talking, so I hung up on her. Google says it is "Millward Brown" some kind of survey company.
Another survey group who shouldn't be calling people on the no-call list.
Call received at 7:53 pm 7/31/07. Did not answer no message Caller ID 651-379-0100
Caller was raising money for the California Republican Party
got a call from this number, when I picked up, it started to ring.. then I heard myself say Hello...(like it recorded me initially saying hello and played it back) odd
This number keeps calling and tonight they called at 10:30pm! I told them it was much too late to call and to not call again. We are also on the do not call list.
I emailed this company and this is what I got back. Haven't had any call since. Just wanted to share. "I'm writing to apologize for any inconvenience our call might have created. We understand and respect your decision not to participate in our survey.
Although Kantar Operations does not have an internal database for "do not call" requests, we submit such requests to our sample suppliers who maintain "do not call" databases. Rest assured we will submit your telephone number 708-499-**** to our telephone sample providers to place you on their "do not call" database.
Kantar Operations is an opinion research organization and abides by all federal and state regulations including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's "do not call" legislation. Although survey research companies are not the intended target of most federal and state legislation, we absolutely respect the privacy of our respondents and do everything possible to respect their wishes with regard to future contact.
Again, please accept our apologies and thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.
Director of Consumer Opinion
this is bizzare. my call originated in mombasa kenya using a calling card using 011254 plus local phone number yet my called id showed this 416 364 1111 number. can some one figure this out.
Called just after 10 p.m. local time. Called Sat mid day. I don't answer if I don't know number and they never leave messages. Only know them from number.
called about a survey... told them wasn't in the family
These people are persistent. They have called our number 19 times. We've never picked up because of the Caller ID, and they've never left a message. No calls in the past 5 days.
Called me on my cell for 2nd time now, thick (caribbean?) accent. Calling about Rogers free phone deal or something... first time he called it was hard to understand him and I was in a noisy area. I think he asked for someone else and I said "Sorry, wrong number", but he continued to talk. When I said I wasn't interested, he said "Why, you can't use a free phone?" I hung up.
Second time he called (just now), said he's from Rogers again. I said (being at work) "I'm busy, call me back" and he says "I definitely will".
5 minutes after getting a call from this number I got a call from a similar scam number: 361 992 3060, which comes up as FutureMarket TE (this number comes up as Kantor Ops). When I click on the map showing the US distribution of people getting bothered by both companies, the maps are very similar. Makes me think both scams are the same company (or individual). I'm on the DNC list.
Said hello and nobody was there.
Kantar Ops came up on the caller id twice today. I ignored it both times.
Caller ID left the number and ID Kantar OPS
What is this..Is this for real...
Got two calls from this caller this morning. Answered once and told them I didn't need what they offered. And 10 minutes later the same number called again, which I didn't answer. It's outrageous as my number is on do-not-call list.
another call from them where no one on the other end says anything. caller id only reads Minnesota.
I answered phone and the other person hung up without saying anything.
They call all the time...our last name is Gold but we're no Jewish. People are so stupid to make assumptions. What do they want with Jewish people anyway?
Called on a Sunday in Memphis, TN. Caller ID displayed Minnesota -- 651-379-0100. I didn't answer based on info on this page; they didn't leave a message.
Called me twice in an hour. I was unable to get to the phone but saw it on caller ID. Googled the number and found bunch of comments on it. I guess it is a telemarketing or some kind of scam.
I get calls; machine picks up & no message is sent. Seeing others report it's CWHome Loans, I know I've told them to take me off their list! I pay the mortgage on time & am tired of their 'special offers'!!
I've been getting calls from this number twice a day for the past several weeks (caller ID shows Twin Cities, MN). If I pick up, noone is on the other end - just silence. If I don't pick up, they don't leave a message. I called the number and got a message saying "Strategic Fundraising" and that the mailbox was full.
Since I do not recognize the phone number I do not pick up. Now that I know its a survey company, I'll ignore it or hang up on them. I'm also on the do not call list.
These folks (a computer?) call every half hour around dinner time.
If this business is taking money from other organizations to perform this telemarketing/fundraising, then they should not be covered under any non-profit/charity exemption that the (smirk) Federal Do Not Call list exempts. They're nothing but telemarketing shysters. By the way, what the H--- does a company that ignores requests to their OWN internal do not call list have to do with hungry kids in Ethiopia. What a moronic analogy.
I can't tell if it's really my phone ringing, or just noises in my head.....I mean, surely I wouldn't spend this much time and focus on a phone call that I may not have answered. I could embrace the calls and feel lucky, since many hungry children in Ethiopia have never even had a phone to feel was called too much. I guess when you think about it, a few calls from an honest business isn't really that bad after all. But it is a drama queen society, and as you can see, we've got some spoiled little brats that leave posts here from time to time.
They call daily, I always pick up. Always breathing then hanging up on the other end. Next time they call I'm picking up and going to start swearing at them.
First time we got a call from this number - no message left - we didn't answer cuz we didn't know who they are. We always check this site when we get any weird calls. It's great to read other comments and find out who these people are. We will file a DNC complaint also.
Got a call every 15min x 3 from this number. A fax machine sound was noted each time. Not happy at all, it woke up the household.
got the call today 2007 Jul 8th at 11.55am. Did not take the call. later i searched for the no and found this site.
they call every other week same no message and hangup
I received a call from this # today and I am on the Do Not Call List. Why does this happen. As soon as my answering machine picked up, the person hung up
Didn't answer. First call from them. Hope TeleZapper took me out of their call list.
they have been calling 7 days a week for 6 weeks, when I finally answered there was no one there and line went dead, when called back it said the mail box was full!!
Received at 3:36 p.m. Nobody on other end. Isn't this against the US DO NOT CALL register?
this number has called my house almost daily for about a month now. you'd think they'd give up after a certain number of tries. will probably answer sooner or later and ask to not be called anymore.
The call came in Thursday at 12:10 PM (6/28/07). Caller ID read "Twin Cities, MN." Answered and got the computer hang up.
I've received a couple of dozen calls over the past week at all hours of the day/night. I have taken the advice of some of you and filed a complaint with www.donotcall.gov. This is just unbelievable.
This number has been calling me several times a day. Usually around evening. Like 4 and 5 times in a row. I called it back and it's some sort of survey place. I'm on a DNC list too. They're just blowin my phone up. Stop them!
How do we stop this calling frenzy ?
They called my house 2 times today between 5:09 PM and 5:33 PM. I too am on the "Do Not Call" list and to the best of my knowledge have never rec'd calls from this "company" before. If it keeps up I will also file a complaint at www.donotcall.gov
this company has called 12 times in 8 days they never leave a message.and I'm on the do not call list
It looks like I'm getting off easy with this one... only 1-2 calls a week for a couple of months now --- but last night (Sun eve) they called every 5 minutes - I had company and didn't want to answer - afterall just because it rings, doesn't mean I have to answer --- they just kept calling. Finally stopped about 9pm.
I didn't think any business would do calls on Sunday. Called 13 times Sunday afternoon till 9PM. From Chicago area. I turned off the ans machine, they still hung up after 4 rings. Damed intercorsing rectums.
This company called me Sunday starting in the morning and this evening they have called every 20 to 30 minutes starting at 5:00 pm and it is now 9:00 at night.
These people called me 5 times yesterday and 4 times today (sunday) in a 30 minute period. I am on the do not call list.
Per my caller id been calling for several weeks about once a day, now every 10 minutes. I finally answered and told them to put me on their do not call list - now phone rings every 5 minutes with "not enough information" on the caller id. Whoever this company is this is abusive harrassment. I'm filing a FTC complaint.
This number was on my caller id today - No message. I am on the do not call list...
Several x daily, Kantar Ops, I did answer once and they wanted to survey a 16-19 year old boy. Always hang up after 3 rings, of course do not leave message. My Shelties think they have to let us know when the phone is ringing (Sometimes before it rings), and this company is about to make them hoarse or neurotic. Am on DNC list and haven't had much problems except for the US Army or Sheriff's fundraisers, but I'll forgive them.
They have called me Many, Many times. I don't answer because don't know who they are. No message left. I will file complaint with www.donotcall.gov Lot of good that will probably do.
Did not know who ar what KANTAR OPS is. Gave them the Anti-sales button. Tiem to report them as in violation of the DO NOT CALL law.. another call to the states attorny generals office. I wish we all could get a protion of the fine... Wishing
Did not recognize caller ID or phone number, so did not answer. No message left on machine
how can i get them to stop calling 8 & 9 x a day ????
Call says Minnesota, but it's registered to Strategic Fundraising. From the sounds of things, it sounds fishy. Moveon.org type of harassment, and with Soros's deep pockets, I wouldn't put it past them to hire these morons just to harass people. 3 posts sound just like telemarketers or some of the moveon types. I did put my name and phone number on THEIR list of numbers to Do Not Call, 3 times. Either they're stupid, lazy or just crooked, but the calls keep coming.
I have filed a complaint with www.donotcall.gov
They call severial times a day. I would ask for everyone to please register a complaint.
I received a call from this number at 6:59 p.m. Pacific time. My called ID listed only the number.
Call came in at 2015hrs, Caller ID listed the name as STRATEGIC TELEC.
KKEPS CALLING BUT LEAVES NO MESSAGE ON MACHINE....I TOO AM ON NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST....HMM...MAYBE WE SHOULD ALL GO TO THE WEBSITE (NATNL. DO NOT CALL LIST) AND SUBMIT MASSIVE COMPLAINTS. LET THE IDIOTS TRY TO ARGUE WITH ME WHEN THEY CALL AGAIN...I'LL BE SURE TO LET THEM KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE PISSED AND HAVE REORTED THEM HERE. SEEMS THIS WEBSITE DOES MORE FOR US THAN THE NTNL. DO NOT CALL REGISTRY...
I have filed a complaint against Kantar Ops. They have called about 10 times in the past 3 days.
Answered on third ring. No one there.
Called inquiring about home security systesm - asked questions implying that they were scoping local addresses for robbery.
Electricians for St. Paul Minnesota: Rent Electrical Services Inc
Saint Paul, MN 55101
I do NOT want any calls from fund raiser company's
Call came in at 12:45 pm - wasn't home and they didn't leave a number.
BIEVE TYHIS TO BE A TELEMARKETER
Answered and they hung up; they every night b/t 7:55 & 8:00 pm
Kantar Ops. telephone survey service. girl stated that they have a random generating phone number and will be unable to remove my number from the list. called 5 times 2-3 minutes before 9 p.m.
Why can't they just leave you alone when you are in the middle of eating dinner or anything else? This is getting ridiculous in the real world.
Received (and saved) a message from ??? which was obviously a telemarketing call. Bell Call Answere ID's the saved message as being from the dubious 416-364-1111! However, I HAVE received several calls from the dubious "Heather" who claims I have won a free "escape in Collingwood" (which is a Lake Huron beach resort in western Ontario...!) File this one with the several hundred SPAM e-mails claiming I have wone first prize in the Lottery...!
Is this "T-SPAM?!"
Steven C. Barr
Oshawa, Ont'o., Canada
Googled this number after getting a phone call from "Strategic Telecom". Calle the number back and it is a political fundraiser. Hope this helps.
They call all the time and leave no message. Who is this and why do they continue to call?
Got a call just now (11:30 am, Saturday, June 10, 2007) from 416-364-1111. Some guy (maybe east-indian accent) was trying to see me Lottery tickets for sick kids hospital in Toronto.
Received a call from this number on a Saturday, at 11:30AM. Caller ID said Kantar Ops-did not pick up and the caller left no message on the voice mail (shocking...)
Just had a friend call from Germany, this number came up on the display. Probably just some generic switch for certain Long Distance Providor patched through calls
I say we call them repeatedly during business hours and ask them to participate in a survey. Do you like annoying phone calls? Why not? Do you consider this call a total waste of time? Why?
Tel: +1 3103093400
Fax: +1 3103093401
Called this afternoon. I blocked it. I have had calls also w/caller ID: Strategic Fundraising, which I've successfully blocked.
called and hung
CID states Strategic Telecom. They've called daily for months. No message left and if I answer they hang up. I blocked their number today.
I didnt answer, and they didnt leave a message.
call from Strategic telec,,
6513790100 -1138 am
I did not pick up,, they did not leave a message.
way to early for a party expecting funds from this household if that was nature of call!
Stop Calling me, I just told you guys that I didn't want to participate in any surveys
Identified as the Republican Party of Texas. Fundraising call.
4pm PST call came in on CID as Strategic Telec.
I chose not to answer.
I believe that this is ET's number...and that he is in fact trying to call home but when I answer, he is unsure of who he has contacted and then tries to call some of you other folks.
Called again on 5/24/07 at 4:34. They've called many times before, but I never answer unidentified numbers. Very annoying b/c I'm on the DNC list.
I live in CA, this # has come up frequently, picked it up each time-no one on the other end-go figure...
Indian? caller identified himself as from ATD Security Systems who are going "door to door" in my neighborhood to sell us security systems... we live in a secure condo. Oops.
calls regularly - leaves no message
This number keeps calling. I answered twice today to tell them to stop calling and both times no one was on the line.
I answered and no one was there, so called back and got a full voice-mail box for "Strategic Fundraising"
These idiots seem to make at least 1 call a day here. CID shows Unknown Name.
Call came in unknown, no message was left.
i probably should've read all these before i posted. still though, for my buddy liz. you fuck scotland, sick bitch!
today i got a message on my answering machine from my buddy whom is out in scotland! so i was all oh yea lizbo. you have sex with scotland! anyways i look at the number that she called from and it's this fucking 416-364-1111. i don't understand the logic in this at all.
They called last week around 8PM, Sunday around 3PM, and today at 8PM. I do not answer, nor do they leave a message...
I received 15 calls in 5 days. They do not honor the "Do Not Call" form.
Man asked for my husband by name. I said he wasn't available and who was calling. Man abruptly hung up.
1:56 est Sunday 5/20/2007
I just googled this phone number and was surprised that so many others are having the same problem that I am. I filed a complaint.
I have getting a call from this number(416-364-1111) everyday for the past 5 months. I use to answer it but no one answers, so now I just let it ring out. Today is the first time I saw "ONTARIO" shows up, so i decide to google the number and I end up at this site.
received a call from 651-379-0100 on 16 May 2007
unknown name at this number
We're stuck as a Countrywide Home Loans payer right now. Perhaps the next time they call I should suggest that we refinance with another company.
the voice on the other end simply said Mr. Shields ?
I responded yes and they hung up.
I did'nt answer this time they keep calling I don't know where they get the number- does anyone know?
Called - no message left
Call at 1pm today, no message left.
call in at 1:53pm cst, minnesota call, I'm on do not call list
Been calling regularly for over a week now. I suspect it is a Democrat front posing as something opposite to take money from opponents. Probably a MoveOn.Org MorOn...
Told country wide This morning, yesterday and 2 days ago to stop calling.
spoke to a supposed manager yesterday also telling them to remove me
Tried the 866-605-3467 number 10 miutes ago, entered my account info and the machine says they are experiencing trouble and disconnected me. go figure!
Maybe I'll stop paying my mortgage till they stop calling (ha ha ha)
Called 4/25, no message, called the number back to have my number removed, in "48 hours" called again 5/03, called to have my number removed, called again 5/04, this time I sent a fax and threatened to sue if they called again.
Called 4/17/07 at 8:35pm. No message.
This number calls me pretty much every day and they never leave a message. I finally answered this evening and the person on the other end hung up.
no doubt a telemarketer
They called this morning. I didn't pick up. Their ID was "ONTARIO". They kept ringing for a few minutes.
incoming call with number on caller id. didn't answer.
They Called @ 11:20 AM PST I picked up dead air then they hung up
Annoying people..keep calling, no message.4 times in an hour....6 days straight ..pain in the A--
Calls 4-5 times a day even when I tell them I am not interested. Annoying!!!!!
did not answer in time
Have received a call every day this week on my home office phone. I never pick up since I don't recognize the caller.
this number has come up a few times, leaving no message, no ID by name or anything.
i'm thinking it's a political organization looking for money.
Received a call from 615-379-0100 (Strategic Telec) asking for money to stop abortion and gay rights. I tried to tell them I wasn't interested. They keep asking ANOTHER way . I hung up.
they keep calling my fax line. I guess they do not understand I do not pick up my fax line. Very annoying.
Been receiving these calls for the past 2 hours non stop... about once every 15 minuets. My room mate kept answering phone, and complaining to me. So I finally started picking up. Each time I picked up, if I said any thing it was repeated back to me a second or two later.
This number calls my office often - and there is never anyone on the line.
Millward Brown has shown up on my caller I.D. 3x since April 19, 07. I'm also on the donotcall.org list so I didn't pick it up. Maybe it's not a telemarketer but a bill collector? Anyone out there owe someone $ ?
416 364 1111
Called today, said hello hello in really strange voice, then static and hang up. very odd, person sounded a little crazy
We have been getting several calls a day from this number - we ahve answered a couple of times and no one responds.
I have been getting 2 to 3 calls a DAY for WEEKS. They never leave a message. I'd try to call back and got nothing but busy signals. I reported them to the FCC thanks to another post that gave the info.
This number called me and i pick up.. but the guy does not answer.. I tried calling the number.. and it says out of service.. the number remains on calling me and when i decide to pick up.. he does not answer.. he is overwhelming me with calls
Received call at 9:00PM. Yound women asked for my dad, who has never lived at my address. Very Strange. I told her she had the wrong number and hung up.
Someone from this number called and asked for Biff? I don't know who that is. Told them it was wrong number and looked the number on my caller id up on this site.
They just called, I'm glad I didn't answer it. Does that opt-out number work?
called back and message said number disconected in less than 2 minutes after call came in
I've been getting numerous calls daily. I finally called back and got a recording that said it's a company called Strategic Funding that raises money for politicians and non-profits. It gave me the option of leaving my number to be removed from the list, which I did. We'll see if it works
I answered and got blank air space. I hate this.
Land o'goshen, I got a phone call, waaahhh, waaaahhh, waaaaah....I can't believe I have so little of a life that I'm posting on here complaining about a call, I think I'll get on with my life now and turn off my caller ID...
They called last night and broke out in Spanish.. informed them that I did not speak spanish...they still wanted me to take latino survey...
FYI...if you are on the DO NOT CALL LIST...for more than 31 days let them know that you will file a compliant at www.donotcall.gov and that they subject to $11,000 fine. That should stop the calls.
Called this number back and it said "Hello you've reached strategic fund raising."
Did not answer. Has called before.
I received a call at 6:39PM on 4/16/07. Only the number appeared on our caller ID.
CID says "strategic telec"... Did't answer it
I heard of a great number you can call to get these guys in a lot of trouble. They report it directly to the law and they are fined $5000 every time they call you more than once. Grab a pen....you Ready?....it's 1800-theyaredoingnothingwrong....that's 1800- theyaredoingnothingwrong.
Are you all seriously whining about getting a phone call once in a while. You should be so lucky to even have a phone! Stop whining and grow up....goodness.
We have received calls several times a day from these people. After reading the comments here, I called the following 2 numbers and left messages stating we are on NO CALL lists and that we want the calls to stop. (This is on a Sunday afternoon.)
Dan Rice, Founder and Chief Fundraising Officer
Jill Hackenmueller, Operations Director
I received a return call on my cell phone (the phone I made the calls on to report the abuse of our home number) almost immediately. He apologized for the inconvenience and said he would place both our home phone # and my cell phone # on their No CALL list immediately. If you don't hear from me again, you'll know it worked.
Haven't answered this call. The id says Minnesota Call. From the comments that I have read it sounds like this is a telemarketing company that is contracted out my several different non profit groups asking for money.
We've received calls from this number two to three times a day. I answered the first . . . some Right-to-Life group. I haven't answered it since. I did a call-back to the number; they answered Strategic Telecom Fund Raising with an option to add your number to their "internal no-call list". Twenty minutes later I received another call from them.
Called at 7:30 at night. Left
no message on the answering machine.
I called them and had my number removed months ago - but they still keep calling.
Number is associated to a leg of VOIP termination provided by more than one wholesale VOIP providers.
Given how the terminating networks are overlaid and at times spliced together, it's nearly impossible to be sure who actually holds the DiD and the info wouldn't be very helpful if you had it, in terms of tracking the actual caller, unless you have subpeona powers.
It might be a TDM circuit billing identifier.
I've seen it previously with a Vonage outbound call, others have reported it with Skype. I ran the search today because it appeared in my call log as the 'caller id' on a VOIP test call between a Covad line and a Vonage line.
The only thing you can be really sure of - if you see this number 416 364 1111, the caller is using a commercial VOIP service to access the PSTN.
didn't answer, they didn't leave message
have been recieving calls on a daily bassis for weeks finally called them back and put name on do not call list will see if that stops the harrassment
Received a call on 4-9-07 and again on 4-10-07
I recieved it a couple of times around noon central standard time. I said hello and there was no response so I hung up. Probably a telemarter even though I am on the do not call list.
Twin Cities, MN
Called back got voice mail full 4 Strategic Fundraising
It's Countrywide. I've been getting three calls a day. I called the number, got a message "To hear about our offer, please press 1". That's it. The message was repeated, then it rang through to a representative. I told them to take me off their list. They were friendly, but told me it would take up to 30 days.
I googled the phone number, and found that the caller is Millward Brown. They called several times, including this morning. It must be an automated dialer, as they have hung up before I get to the phone. I'm also on the do-not-call list. But, some phone surveys including those that ask politically affiliated questions are exempt from the DNC list. (I don't know if this company is asking that kind of question).
Called, left no voicemail. I called back on separate line, and voicemail said it was Strategic Funding.
Have been receiving a call from this MINNESOTA number every afternoon. Today, I picked it up and someone asked for my daughter Sarah. When inquiring further the person hung up!
They have been calling a lot lately. I do have a mortgage with them but seriously, I'm not refinancing any time soon with them. 2:20PM today, They called last evening as well. I told them I opted out of their marketing crap months ago and I was going to call the Attorney General's office if they called again.