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
Fort Myers, | Fort Myers |
fortmyers calls from 15 phone numbers:
I had to ask the caller twice what she wanted as I could not understand her English. She said PUGH RESEARCH SURVEY. She also said the computer random called the numbers. I told her I was on the no call list but she still wanted to ask me some questions. It seems to be a number supplied by Embarq Florida, INC. DBA Centurylink. Lets all call them and complain about the numbers.
Received my first call from them today. I NEVER answer calls from numbers I do not recognize. They usually stop after awhile. I'm certain they got my number from several charitable organizations I contribute to. In the future, I will give a bogus phone number to such organizations. Also, if you ever buy anything from companies that advertise on TV, they insist that you give your number. Don't do it, since they just sell it to swine such as Abt Srbi. Again, give a bogus number.
have been getting multiple hand-up calls over the past since, since Xmas 2013
this company called in nyc tonight 11/11/12 saying theywere conducting a survey for the NYC dept. of Health ...but when asked who the person was on the survey who ordered it, they said "Principal Inspector" then after I quizzed the person calling me, they said, it looks like we don't need to take the survey in your area after all...this is bogus. There i sno way the NNYC dept. health would be doing a survey -
Got a call from this number (239)-415-4400 last night. No message was left. Caller ID said ABT SRBI
See my older post, below - Senator Bennet apparently did nothing - and has lost his seat in Congress.
I, on the other hand, have found a
I just received a call from this phone number and from I have read, from the numerous complaints...they sound like a very shady company. I am thankful that I will be able to block them with my cable company, so I will not have to deal with their trash anymore. It was just one call though. Maybe I'll save the number and see if they call again. If they do, I may pick up the phone and say "Mike's Sperm Bank. You squeeze it, we freeze it!" Nowadays, you never know what is going to work! lol
After being bothered by this company calling at least twice per day every day for the last 2 weeks, I checked the post here for info. Everyone is having the same experiences.
I have a solution for you:
Call 212-779-7700 follow the system prompts and choose to access the system directory- by name.
Key in the last name MORGAN. Select MARK MORGAN (who is company VP)
When voice mail answers, It says, THIS IS MARK MORGAN....leave message.
My message left was: I am tired of getting calls several times per day everyday! I said I finally spoke with a person in your Fort Myers Call Center and ask not to be called. I advised him about the rude guy on the phone and was told they will just call me anyway!
In my voice mail I left MARK MORGAN: I advised Mr. Morgan> EVERYTIME ABT SRBI CALLS ME, I AM GOING TO BE CALLING YOU! YOU CAN EXPERIENCE HOW AGGRIEVATING THIS IS! I AM SURE I WILL BE CALLING YOU AGAIN! HAVE A NICE DAY!
If we all try this, hassel them back but go to the TOP DOG maybe the TOPDOG will bite some of the callers in Fort Myers Call Center. I plan on making all return calls, believe me.
This "survey/poll" company has called my phone number more than once per day, every day, for the last 2 weeks!! I answered today and told the guy I WAS NOT INTERESTED AND DO NOT CALL MY NUMBER AGAIN! He wanted to ARGUE!!! I hung up on him. I pay for this phone. I do not have to be bothered by harassing companies! I am reporting this company to the DO NOT CALL Goverment site.
A formal "DNC list violation" complaint will, I'm sad to say, do absolutely no good. Research companies (just like charities & the government) are EXEMPT from the DNC registry. They also won't leave a message as they will only speak to a person. If you don't want them to keep calling you, just disconnect your phone... simple enough.
I receive 2-4 calls a day from ABT SRBI. I have a Telebouncer machine connected which notifies them that I am on the DNC list and to remove me from their call list, then disconnects.
Since they are using a robodialer, they cannot hear that message before the disconnect, I will never be removed from their list.
I will also notify the FTC and the FCC by formal complaint.
Got many calls from these scumbag. Reporting each call as a DNCL violation.
This is a legitimate company. They conduct a range of surveys for different government agencies, along with other clients. I am not employed by them, but they have worked as a subcontractor for me in the past. Just wanted to let you know that there are no security concerns with this number.
2 calls from this number. No message left. Called the number back and it came up busy.
@read this: I didn't get past the third sentence in your long-winded rant, where you called everyone "retards" who simply want losers to respect the spirit and intent of the Do Not Call list. If you don't even respect yourself enough to state your point without insulting your audience and belittling the mentally challenged, how do you think anyone else will ever start to respect you?
And you are so ashamed of who you are and how you make your living that you can't even admit you're writing about your own company, not as some random third party? WTF?
That speaks volumes about your lack of character, and the desperation of this so-called company to find people willing to get down on that level just to make a buck.
You've got a lot to learn about life, kiddo, and I suggest you get on it so you don't spend your entire life having to defend how you earn a living and lying about it to random strangers.
Response to the person who wrote the long explanation; your attitude is why people don't wish to impart "personal" information even to an agency that MAY be perfectly legitimate. Maybe once you have been taken advantage of, had your credit ruined, had people steal your identity, wasted your funds.....you could appreciate why people are reluctant to impart info over the phone! Working within the criminal justice system, I see this kind of fraud ALL the time now and I've been doing this for nearly 21 years. Thanks to the Internet and other sources, a person can hardly control "who" get ahold of their personal info! Scammers are everywhere and it is better to be on the side of caution. My workload would decrease by thousands of cases if these scam artists could be rendered non-existant. When your agency calls, just because they say who they are doesn't mean they really are who they say they are, at least the person receiving the call doesn't know for sure. If your agency is collecting such important info, then they should have a better method of obtaining info rather than harrassing people at odd hours, being impolite, or not presenting any credentials to the callee. You certainly are a less than fine representative for your agency!
I am an ex employee of SRBI, and am here to clear up a few things. We are not a trustworthy company, they brainwashed me to help them mine data by cold calling. No time is off-limits, because these are cold calls, we have no idea where the location is, this is why the time is of little importance to them, and why some people receive calls throughout the night.
This data is worth gold, which is then sold as such. Unfortunately, i truly fell for their lies, but after 2 months in the FL office, i finally quit.
I want everyone out there to know that this info. is sold. This information is available to anyone with money. I highly recommend to not give out any information, especially your SS#. This information is even sold on Craig's List.
These people are cold, concise, cruel, money-hungry, dangerous, and out-right crooks. Infact, if there is anyone out there investigating this company and need inside information, feel free to contact me.
I think you people are funny. Filing complaints with the fcc and stuff. File away retards, file away. Something you should know though when you file...who do you think asks Abt SRBI to call you? yup, thats right the U.S. Government funds 80% of all the studies that Abt SRBI conducts. And thats all they are, are studies, no one trying to steal your identity, no one trying to sell you anything. In fact they even pay people to take some of their studies. And this is not a telemarketing company, as ABT will never try to sell you anything, only thing they care about is research. And what kind of research? well one of the largest studies they are currently doing, and have been doing for quite some time, is a national survey(sponsored by your state, as well as the CDC), called BRFSS. Dont believe me? Look it up. thats "BRFSS". Its a health study. Ever wonder how they discovered cigarette smoke affects the heart as well as the lungs? How bout that red wine is beneficial for your heart? Or how do you think your tax dollars get allocated to different regions in your state? the policy makers dont use a map and darts like you might think. Who do you think funds things like CPR classes, or any of the thousands of Health programs throughout your cities? Those programs are made possible because ABT conducts these studies, then gives the data to the CDC and Dept of Health in every state so policy makers know which areas of the state need the most help to improve the general health of the various populations. I am tired of people like you who sit there and complain about these people calling you and "bothering" you and taking up your "precious" time away from jerking off, or watching jeopardy, or your soap operas. And these interviewers have to sit there and listen to you idiots belittle them, and threaten them, and all they are trying to do is earn a living while trying to help improve the health programs so idiots like you can live a little longer so you can belittle them just a little more. And seriously? threatening to kill them when all they are trying to do is help your sorry ass? Thats like like putting a knife to a doctors throat just because he is trying to pull a splinter out of your hand. It would be interesting to see how fast the general health of americans would decline if these people stopped calling you to find out how often you exercise or your type of diet, or one of several simple questions that are used to paint a picture of health for every state. Oh, and god forbid you give out that kind of personal information, I mean if anyone knew how many push ups you could do, well there is no telling how much money they could steal from you. Idiots. All of you. So before you complain about this company calling you...do a search for "BRFSS" or go to their website and find out what they are about. And if you dont like living healthy, or you dont like others trying to live healthy, feel free to complain all you want. Not that complaining will do much good, since its the government you are complaining to, the same people that asked ABT to do these studies.
Has called twice; no one answers and then after about 30 seconds they hang up.
Called number back from main land line and no answer, also used two different cell phones to call them back, S no answer. There a bunch of chicken -----!!!!!!!! Still pissed.
Mark D. Morgan, Vice President
275 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 779-7700
Fax: (212) 779-7785
RE: ABT SRBI: 239-415-4400
These people call constantly and then the line is dead. This is where to fill out a complaint form against them: www.fcc.gov
And this is where to get a list for all the executives who work for this telemarketing company if you would like to call them: www.srbi.com
Market research firm www.srbi.com
They keep calling and getting answer machine. The name says "Abt S"
this number may be calling everyone but it is not bud wethington. I know this for a fact and if you dont believe me thats good for you but trust me bud has not lived in that house for almost 7 years now and for yall to keep pulling his name up is stupid cause you think you know what your talking about but instead you just look like an idiot because your so wrong. Bud would never be calling any of yall he has a lot better life than to be wasting it on people like you. oh ya before you think this is his wife your wrong for th people who pulled up all his personal info go ahead and look who else it could be. So get yalls stuff straight for you come on here running your mouths.
recieve at least 2 phone calls a day from these people. They say they are doing a survey for the IRS. Iwork for the Irs and we never do any kind a personal buisness on the phone it's stricley by mail don't be folled by thses people and don;t give out any personal information to thses people they are scam artists.
Seems to be a new campaign by telemarkers to call & hangup all throughout the day without speaking to the party anwering the phone. What's the point?
They said they were called for First Health Life and Health. First question was "Are you married?" whereupon I hung up. I think I'll complain to First Health Life and Health Insurance Company who may be employing them.
I have answered MANY calls from this annoying Ft. Myers number. I'm disappointed to say that the caller (guessing Bud or Herman Wethington) is very rude if you do not agree to take the Rutgers survey which I have not and will not.
Since they keep calling even after I have told them I will not take the survey, I plan on informing Rutgers of their ethics. Surely, Rutgers would be horrified to have their name muddied by such a sorry company.
These jerks phone my fax machine 3-4 times per day. I hope they enjoy the fax tone. They are so stupid they have not yet figured out it would not be productive to keep calling my fax machine. Flicking morons.
I have received a few phone calls lately from 239-415-4400. I didn't pick up in the beginning and decided to Google the number. After reading all of the BS associated with this number from other recipients, I now answer the phone "eat shit and die asshole" then hang up. It hasn't stopped the calls but gives me some pleasure to be able to give them the crap before they can try to give me their BS. I have my bedroom phone turned off so they don't get the chance to interrupt my sleep. JERKS. Unfortunately all of the complaints that have been registered against this number doesn't seem to mean anything. So much for the value of FCC. Oh wait, that is a Government run agency so there you have it....
I just got a call from these people tonight at 8:49 pm...a little late to be calling someone you don't know in my opinion. They were doing a survey about energy conservation as it relates to the CFL (?) light bulbs. I did the survey and at the end the guy asked if anyone was home during the day....hmmm..kind of strange. I asked why he would need to know that and he said they would want to send a technician out to survey the lights in my house and wanted to know when would be a good time. I just told him anytime. Then, he asked for my name and address which I told him I would not give him. Kind of strange...might be legit, but these days you can't trust people. If they call back, I will only be answering to tell them to take me off their call list.
4 days in a row, asked them to remove me from their list the first time. They dont care.
And somehow they are exempt from the do not call regulations.
I wish someone would CHANGE THAT
harras them with emails
Left on caller id, don't know what it is
recorded message asking us to please hold. we hung up. that was the only time we have answered the calls and they don't leave messages. WTF!!!!
OK here it is. Got a call from the spoofed number stating they would reduce credit card interest rates. Pressed 1 to speak with someone. Listened to their little spill and its basically the same stuff. Heather from account services crap. The place Personal Data Systems is supposedly run by lawyers under the name My Consumer Law Group.com (Law Group PA). They want a piece of your pocket book by supposedly making payments to your credit card company on your behalf, but of course they would be paid. The office seems to be small with lots of noise in the back gound. They use spoofed numbers and were going to actually send me some BS info packet after I sent them a payment. I gave them a bogus SSN, address, name and date of birth. After listening to the sales pitch, I told him I was in law enforcement and why were they violating the Do Not Call list. Of course he said they weren't and they would be happy to remove me. I've heard they have a high turn over rate and of course they are a scam. I think I scared the daylights out of this guy by telling him what I knew. The calls won't stop because they'll have some other idiots calling you because of their high turn over rate. The only folks who can stop them are the FBI because they are calling across state lines. The FBI can work with Attourney Generals of other states. I'm sure they will change the number that they gave me but call 1-866-659-9866 and ask to speak with Calvin. I told him the entire conversation was being recorded and that the number was being traced. He was paralyzed with fear. What you can do is to record that message they leave on your phone, call them at 866-659-9866 and play the message back to them. They don’t like it very much.
Yet another bogus number showing up on caller ID. Funny they're almost ALWAYS from Florida. Instead of a name or location this one came as "not provided" on caller ID, which is a first for me. Usually it shows up as "unavailable." I won't answer so I hope they'll eventually give up.
I finish out the call so I can talk to a human, I ask that they take me off of their list and they hang up on me. I have tried to talk to them numerous times to stop calling and they keep doing it. What is the purpose?
YOU CAN FILE YOUR COMPLAINT WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA, WITHOUT THE NEED TO SPEND ANY MONEY.
SIMPLY, COPY & PASTE THE LINK BELOW INTO YOUR BROWSER.
I Keep on receiving phone calls with no one answering. My caller ID STATES: "Not Provided" 239-482-3803
On the one occasion I called this telephone number. I received an automated message, saying: "This is not a functional number".
got a call from this number 239-482=3803, they hung up on me this time again. have called before but now i dont answer it.
If you're on the Do Not Call list every time you get a call from this number, and others they are using - I get calls from 3 or 4 different numbers daily, put in a complaint on their site or at www.800helpfla.com
I continually get these calls and detest them! I asked to be put onto the do not call list and was told that was not her department and she hung up.
This company ("Account Services") is notorious in various web blogs for their deviousness and their flaunting of the Do-Not-Call registery - I think the registry is WHERE they got my number in the FIRST place - However, this time I decided to answer and see what information I could get out of them. As others have reported, I was greeted by a recording tellling me they've been trying to reach me to tell me mytime was running out on my interest rate - blah, blah, balh and to press one to speak to an operator. So I did so. I then interrupted the lady's attempt to get my phone number, etc, and asked the name of their company. The female voice said "Account Services" - when I pressed for further information ("That's rather generic, Account Services for WHO?") she said "Account Services for Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card" - when I said that was too vague and asked where they were located she hurrridly hung up on me (DUH! Didn't want to get caught!)
This behavior is typical of reports against this company on various Internet Blogs.
Another thing, the number they called to reach me is not only on the Do-No-Call Registery, it is also a cell phone, so they commited TWO violations.
I have reported them before, as well as attempted to this time. Apparently the FTC - who is supposed to enforce the law - in more concerned with collecting their salaries and shoving complaints under the carpet - in fact, today their web site won't even accept compaints - you go to all the trouble to fill out their form and when you click "submit" a page comes up that simply says, "We are having trouble" - WELL DUH! Probably getting SWAMPED with complaints - I suspect the "submit" button realy means, "give in to the scammers, we're too da** busy to fight them." The FTC reports that the number of complaints is low - well DUH! If you CAN'T complain, it stands to reason that the number of complaits would BE low!
Well, this morning I had a face-to-face with Senator Bennett and voiced my ire that the Do Not Call Registry is apparenty a toothless dog, a paper tiger, and does nothing to earn their keep in this department - I suggested they be put on an "earn your way" basis- I then followed up with a lengthy request for assistance at his congressional web site - and suggested that the Do No Call registry become self sufficient on fines alone - that the list be made available for free to any legitimate business that wants to clean up their phone list as well as free to people who want to be listed on the registry. It will be interesting to see what resuts I get.
Meanwhile, I suggest that everybody write their Senators and Representatives and complain about the do-nothing do-not-call registry - I as unable to quickly locate current stats on how many complaints they have received or how many companies they have taken action against - the most current item I found was a whopping TWO - count them TWO - compaines that had been fined - $1.2 Million bucks - but what about the thousands of complaints? Not a word! NOT ONE! But the FTC website abounds with self praise for how well the system works - Well, DUH! THEY HAVE TO SAY THAT!
My suggestion is to input the phone number into your caller ID Data Base and then every time you get a call from them, don't answer, but report it to your Senators and Representatives - NOT to the FTC or even, as some have suggested, the FCC. Funny thing about politicans, they like to be seen as doing something good - while government employees who like to sit around and tell jokes or play games or surf porn would rather not be seen at ALL!
Caller ID: (239) 482-3803
Caller: Account Services
Caller Type: Telemarketer
These persons never leave a message, but if you answer they want your credit card number.
Wondering if the caller ID "not provided" is a new tag provided by phone system. BTW what a great service you all provide - Thanks
Caller ID read: Not Provided, followed by this phone #; gave option of pressing 1(for representative), 2(to lower credit card costs); pressed 1, got some chick on the phone who had the audacity to hang up on me when I asked her, "Where exactly are you calling from?"
Please Report this caller to:
Richard Otway Regulatory Consultant Florida Division of Consumer Services Phone: 850-410-3699 Fax: 850-410-3801 Complaint File # 0804-1293/RO
This caller is a criminal enterprise.
Bunch of fucking fools
Received a voice mail from this number (239-482-3803) today. Message said it was regarding a credit card account and instructed me to push a button to take advantage of a lower interest rate. It did not indicate a particular credit card company and was very suspicious. I deleted the message.
I also keep getting calls from this number. I called back once before and finally received a rep and asked that they stop calling and before I was able to get out "and remove me from your calling list" she hung up on me. Since then, they still continue to call me. Leave no message. I tried to call back and I too get the message that the number I called is no longer in service.
Guys...who are these people?!??! They call from various numbers, and even some weird numbers show up on my mobile phone!!! It's the same thing over and over, and when I try to press the number to speak with someone, they will hang up on you if you ask for them to remove you from their list.
If ANYONE has additional info on who these people are...that would be great!!!
these chumps have called before ...if you don't leave a msg ...must not be important ..caller ID says ABT SRBI ...probably some "hack" lookin to con me outta my my personal info for his gain ...give it up dude !!
Recording-of a rate lowering offer
I know how you all feel as I am getting calls from this number constantly too. I have recorded an SIT wave and also am going to let the fax machine pick up on the second ring. They stop after the 3rd ring. They don't identify their name and their company name so they are breaking the law. I have reported their calls and I haven't seen nothing done about it. What good does the do not call list serve anyways when they don't protect us from these unwanted calls. I will also have a police whistle nearby when they come to the phone and blow as hard as I can- It will hurt their ears.
They called and left no msg. WHen I called back, I got a cheesy sounding "not in service" recording (yes, sounds like someone held their answering machine mic up to the phone)...obviously not an official message from the telephone company. Beware! We are on the do not call registry as well. Filed complaint at www.donotcall.gov Suggest you do the same.
Pressed 1 to talk to a representative. Asked to have this number removed they asked for my number I told them they called me so they must have my number their reply was if I wasn't gonna give them my number they couldn't remove it. The Do Not call list should be stopped since it is a waste of money for the government to keep up since it does no good.
these assholes called me today to offer lower rates - anyone know how to get them off our backs?
I recieved a phone call from this number today. It was a recording but when i pushed the button for the number the person hung up. When I called the number back I had a recording telling me the number was no longer in service. I Proceeded to search out the phone number on daplus.com and found out that the phone number is registered to a Carly Groh from Fort Myers Fl. I hope this information helps you all.
It's the infamous American Debt Negotiators once again.
The web site www.heatherwithaccountservices.com has all the info on these criminals.
they did not leave a message. when i dialed the number i got a recording saying that the number was not in service
An automated message offered to lower my credit card interest rates and said to push "1" to speak with a representative. (we receive this call 4x week)A male answers, "Card Services, which credit card would you like to have your rate lowered on?" When I asked to be removed from their list, he said, "Push 2, Push 2" and hung up on me. I tried to call the number back and it says the number is diconnected.
We are on all do not call lists.
I am constantly receiving calls from this number. There recorded message is concerning a low interest home loan. I have already paid off my home that was not my company. In the recording they never even leave the name of there company. And I am on the do not call list !!!
I got a call from 239-482-3803 w/unknown caller as the ID. I called the number back and I swore someone picked up the phone but then a recorded message came on saying the number was not in service or disconnected but it was like someone put a tape recorder up to the phone. It had a hollow & far off sound to it. BEWARE!
Caller ID: unknown name
These people are so dam Annoying they dont have a life all they do is bug us.Get a fu%king life dam pricks.Go and get a real job like the rest of us.Oh and i think the problem is the Do not call list they hand out our phone numbers to these people.I have never had this problem be four.Till my mom put us on the dont call list.Sorry for my nasty words but getting kinda piss off with these Pest.Maby we should get the Exterminator to get rid of them be cause that's what they are PEST. ABT S that's who called me
This number keeps calling. I tried calling them back to see what was so important. They would not answer.--Why didn't they? They just called. Weird.--I just let it ring and ring then the telephone company disconnected me. I called again and got a weird busy signal. I am glad to see other people's comments. It's sad that they are doing this to people and getting away with it. On people's comments regarding the IRS-as a US Citizen, I have called the IRS on several occassions to ask tax related questions. They are so strict and the IRS employee that talks to you provides some kind of ID number. You would think that this company would get in trouble for inpersonating an IRS employee. How do they stay in business? I went on a free reverse phone call search on the web to see where this crazy caller was calling. I went to one website that said the name for the number was not listed and had to pay a fee for the information, however, it gave a map of the location in Fort Meyer, FL (southern end of FL) just right off of 82/Martin Luther King Blvd. In that map, it had an aerial map. I zoomed down. It is a very small business building in a large industrial zoned area. That search gave me this website. I am so glad.
*DNC=Do Not Call
They call everyday; never leave a message. They hang up when the machine picks up. It is getting old.
I first had the number 212-448-5501 call. I did not answer. The next day I got a call from ABT SRBI 239-415-4400 the woman that was on the line was really hard to hear. Told her to repeat herself several times finally she said that she was calling from Nemours and had so questions told her I would not answer any and hung up.
It might be a GOOD idea to buy a whistle and then if you can. Ask them in a low tone to please turn the volume up on their set so they can hear you and then LET THEM HAVE IT! Maybe after a bit they will stop calling. It works. ;}
These people are driving my crazy. They call me every day wanting to do an IRS Survey. I have told them on many occasions to stop calling me. They just laugh and call me back the next day. I would never, never, never do a survey over the phone especially if they say it is for the IRS. Why doesn't the IRS send out letters first. With all of the identity theft these does you don't know who you are talking to on the other end.
These people call 3 or 4 times a day! I have no outgoing msg on my answering machine! It clicks and people who aren't Retarded know how to leave a msg! Grabbed the phone this pm when they called...I was highly PO'D at the time....many calls from them in the last week! I said something to the effect "I don't know who you are, what you are selling, I'm not interested so take me off your list...The ass gave me a hard time and I gave it back! I told him if he called again...I'd track his ass down and kill him! I'm sick of this crap....its everyday...I want somebody to do something...Like now and please nobody even attempt to tell me to call Big Brother Government....what a joke....
These ignorant people have called me several times. I just take up their time and tell them about my 16 hunting dogs and ask for a small donation. The man got pissed and said "Yeah, right, Im going to sent you money and hung up. I loved it. Hope they call again. Next time I will listen to their speech and then say HA HA NO THANKS
We've received about 20 calls from them; but, we don't normally answer. I finally decided to answer and tell them not to call, but there was noone on the line. Our caller ID says ABT.
here is the info for SRBI... 239-415-4400 web address www.srbi.com (Hope this helps at least one frustrated person out there.
Fort Myers Operations Center
7431 College Parkway, Suite A
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone: (239) 278-4044
Fax: (239) 278-3601
I have received calls from this # at all times of the morning, afternoon and evening. I have ignored them and they don't leave a voice message. However, I've had enough. Today I answered the phone and the young lady announced that she was callingfrom the Fla. Dept. of Health and the CDC. I asked her "do you actually work for these organizations?" She said "No, I'm calling on their behalf." Whereupon I asked her to kindly remove my name/# from her company's call list. She nicely asked me "may I ask why?" I explained that I worked odd hours and her company's phone calls at all hours were disturbing and asked her again if she would remove my #. She was very nice and said she would. I hope she keeps her word or the market research group executives are going to start receiving alot of upset calls/mail etc. This is a legit market research group out of Ft. Myers, Fl and New York, their website is www.srbi.com. Since they are a survey company they do not fall under the guidelines of the DNC list.
I looked up this company up, called them and informed them that if they don't stop calling me 4 times a day, 7 days a week at up to 10:00 PM, I would call that office ALL DAY EVERY DAY until it stopped because I have unlimited long distance on my phone. I reported them to the Do Not Call list, but I think they are exempt for a 'loophole' reason... here is the info for you to call all day every day, too:
ABT SRBI (Telecommunications Dept.)
Mark D. Morgan, Vice President
275 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 779-7700
Fax: (212) 779-7785
I go to bed early, and it never fails, they call me every night, (not just once, but twice) just after I have gone to sleep. Why does this happen, when we are the DO-Not-Call-list? I tell them to quit, but they are totally rude.
You can't get them to stop. The Do Not Call list does not cover political organizations, charities, or telephone surveyors. SRBI is a surveyor and is thus exempt from the Do Not Call list. Arrggg!
They call four or five times a day. Very annonying!
These buttplugs have called my landline at least 3 times per day for the last week. I won't answer....When do they finally give up?
This man said he wanted to speak to a male in the home to ask question. I told him to stop calling and hung up the phone. He called right back. I told him I would report his calls to the police if he continued calling. I tried calling the number yesterday after the first two calls came with no message left, but there was no answer and nothing to indicate who had called other than the Abt S on the caller id.
please go to www.srbi.com to get contact info, and bombard them with stop calling requests!
Caller never answers phone-comes in as ABT SRBI
They call almost every day, but never leave a message. We have never answered the call.
asked for an older male to speak to in the house. then stated that they were doing a survey on traffic in the area. they are trying to pull off some type of scam that they clearly arent smart enough for.
They have been calling every day for the past two weeks, as I have caller I.D. I don't answer. I tried calling back to see who it is, and of course they don't answer. Very annoying.
Have received numerous calls from this number. Very annoying!
I got this call yesterday and the day before yesterday, did not answer it.
Received yet another call from this number - had the same call yesterday, was told a survey was being done. Told person that I did not want to participate and to remove my name from their call list. Tonight, I did not answer the call.
Called twice on a Sunday, twice on Saturday. No respect for religious days, that's for sure.
Caller ID says ABT SRBI.
They call, and call, and call, and call.
If I ask to be taken off their call list, they hang up on me.
Maybe they think they are operating within the letter of the law, but they lack common courtesy.
If they cannot remove my number from their list at my request, they should not be calling.
They are so rude, probably because they are New Yorkers, were people treat each other like crap.
NEWSFLASH: In the other 49 states this kind of behaviour is unacceptable.
Abt SRBI is
Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas
145 East 32nd Street Suite 5
New York, NY 10016
Mark A. Schulman is a dick.
Albert A. Ronca is a dick.
John M. Boyle is a dick.
Here are their phone numbers:
If you live in NY, and have had enough, contact the NY State Attorney General, here:
Someone from this office needs to crawl up SRBI's ass and review their procedures and practices, because these guys are DICKS.
Getting calls 2 or 3 calls from this number each day with no one on the other end. The CID lists ABT SRBI. Did a search on Google and came up with www.srbi.com and called the number on the "contact" page -- (212) 779-7700. After giving my name and phone number they told me the would pull my number.
Don't know if the calls will stop, but at least I found a person.
This appears to be a legitimate polling firm
called on my land line - *69 to get number but no one answers when I called. There is only one incoming line as it rings busy when you call inyto it on another line. Called on Sunday and I am on the Do Not Call list
To block any number you wish try dialing *611. :D
Called 2 times today, didn't recognize the number so didn't answer. They've never left a message so we figure it's not important.
They called at 7:38 PM. I didn't answer because I don't recognize the number and don't appreciate being called by unknown people while I'm relaxing at home.
Called very late in the evening from 212 448 5501 and caller ID showed Unavailable. I googled them and found it was SRBI. no one was on the other end when I answered. I assume this was a probing call to identify good numbers for a real person to call later. sure enough, I received a call from 239 415 4400 the next day at 6:46 pm, this time a woman was on the line and attempted to ask me questions. I cut her off and asked politely to be removed from the call list, she pushed ahead and asked me if I would reconsider, I said no, please remove me, she then ignored me and asked me the first question off her list, I said, Excuse me maam, remove me from the list; to which she replied: I am sorry, I had to ask one more time knowing it was my last chance.
SRBI. Said they were doing a television survey for sports. I told them to wait a minute and told my spouse (loudly) "Turn the tv down, honey, so I can talk on the phone . The football game is too loud." The lady told me thank you and I then listened to the lady tell me again why she was calling and she asked if there was a male in the house that watches sports on the tv. I told her "We don't watch tv" and hung up on her. We are on our 3rd night of receiving the phone calls.
This Bud Bud Wethington @ 16863 Fox Den, Fort Myers, FL is actually shown as Herman J. Wethington, Jr. The wife is reported as Jeanell D.
The owner of record at 16863 Fox Den Fort Myers is shown in the county web pages as: Browne, Lloyd G. and Kimberly G. Per the county records, Wethington bought this house for $471,000 in 1999 and sold it to Primary Closing Corporation for $650,000 in May '05. This Primary Closing Corporation transferred to Browne in June 2005 for the same $650,000.00. Wethington received a mortgage from Suntrust Mortgage per public records.
I obtained this data from public records.
I'm on the Do Not Call Registry
I got this same call yesterday and told them to remove me from their phone list and that I'm on the do not call register. The woman said she couldn't do that as it was a random dialer. Today a guy called and wanted to do a survey for the University of Pennsylvania - I again informed him that I want off their list and not to call me again. They interrupt you and continue to talk. At least you can hang up!
My daughter answered and hung up on the lady. She called back and was incrediable rude. Saying how dare you allow you daughter to answer the phone, do you know what sick people are out there. She was so rude and so out of control, that she still asked for support form the University of Phoenix. I was shocked and enraged by her! B@*%& better never call my house again!
SRBI called last week, and then on Friday night 212-448-5501 called. It seems these two numbers are connected and with the same "company".
I have a fax machine that reseives a no ID no phone number every 2 to 3 hours from this company my fax kicks out a blank piece of paper with no fax on it I am wasting 12 to 14 sheets of paper a day and at&t tels me there is nothing they can do.
Called two days ago. I asked them to take my name off of their list as I was on the 'Do Not Call' list. I was told that they didn't have to do that as they are a survey. I told them I have no interest in answering their questions and hung up. They called back today. I didn't bother to answer.
Claimed to be taking a survey for CALIFORNIA even though it is A Ft Meyers #
PFishing for info about deployment habits of soldiers.I asked them to send a paper copy of survey said they don't do that because they get better results on the phone.
these jokers call several times every day
Guy wanted to know if anyone is in a nursing home. Told him I was on do not call list. He said it's only a simple question then repeated it. Told him to KMA and hung up.
They call every single day.
Calls often - never leaves a message
For the last few days, they call about three times in the afternoon/evening. I never answer since I don't recognize the number.
These people call us telling us they are doing a health survery for Pennsylvania Hospital...there is no 239 area code in PA! We asked them to take us off their list and they said this is not a sales call so they don't have to. Nice, huh? We are on the DO NOT CALL registry...doesn't matter...we get the 212-448-5501 calls as well.
These people are calling my 85-year old mother and harassing her at all hours. She reports three calls in three days. She is on the Do Not Call list. We just reported them.
I get calls from this # about 3 or more times a day! I am on the donotcall list. WTF???!!! I tell them to stop calling but they continue to call. Something needs to be done about this!
Told them to "stop fucking calling" at least a month ago. The man on the other end seemed shaken and said he would not call back. They called back again today.
16863 Fox Den
Fort Myers, FL (map)
Tel.: (239) 415-4400
asshole said he was doing a health care survey on behalf the us military HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!
16863 Fox Den
Fort Myers, FL (map)
Tel.: (239) 415-4400
LETS CALL THE PESKY BUTTHOLE BACK !!!! snd ANNOY THE PISS OUT OF THEM
16863 Fox Den
Fort Myers, FL (map)
Tel.: (239) 415-4400
PHONE RANG AT 6:38PM
DID NOT RECOGNIZE # ON CALLER ID. AND DID NOT LEAVE MESSAGE.
I received a call from them yesterday. Of course, I did not pick up. I wish the telephone company could come up with a call block that will enable you to block all calls including those from out of area and 800 numbers.
They have been calling us all weekend after we told them to stop. They said they are doing a survey about sports on TV. Said they are dialing randomly, I told them to stop calling. They haven't. I am reporting them to the FTC. Others should do the same.
they have begun calling me and are now calling after 9 p.m. I am on do not call registry and do not answer numbers that are not familiar to me - will report then.
They have called at least a 1/2 dozen times. They also called my business number identifying themselves as the IRS conducting a survey. These are bad people and deserve to be imprisoned!!
My first post was 7/28. This time I got a little more info. The caller was named Eric, who sounded like he was in his late 20s. The company was SRBI, doing a survey on behalf of the IRS. Told him I didn't want to participate; he asked if this was a bad time. I said "Don't call back" and hung up.
Claimed to be calling from (missed name of company) on behalf of IRS, conducting a survey. Seemed to be like a "customer satisfaction" type survey.
Unlikely the IRS would commission such a survey, so I said I did not want to participate, and hung up. They are LIARS
We've received two to three calls per day from 239-415-4400 for the past week or so. They never leave a message. We also received calls from 212-448-5501, which seems to be a related number.
yeah called to day saying that they were with the IRS doing a survey,,, I know the IRS wont call my house they will send a letter,,,, anyway about twice a week from them and yes getting very ******** with them.......
I got a call from them today too. ANNOYING!
Claimed to be calling from (missed name of company) on behalf of IRS, conducting a survey. Seemed to be like a "customer satisfaction" type survey.
Unlikely the IRS would commission such a survey, so I said I did not want to participate, and hung up. Caller sounded like young man in his 20s. I just don't trust anything like this.
caller claimed he was a collection agent for the IRS and then said nothing else. lots of background noise like a big calling center
These people claimed they were the IRS collecting money. Yeah right. The IRS would send a letter first. Not too mention we've never owed money to the IRS EVER.
these jokers have called 2 times so far and are saying they are doing a survey and want to know if any grandkids live with me.
Started calling yesterday. I acn out last them. I am going to connect and then disconnect so they pay for call.
They called for the first time yesterday, the 18th of july, 2007. I missed the calls, and Im sorry I did now. I called back today (19th) twice; no answer. I found this site after googling the number. Im on sunrocket also, and have no idea how they got my number. It a business phone too. Im waiting for them to call back, so I can give them hell!
report them to donotcall.gov
I am sick of getting this call. Like all of you, I have had them calling me on a regular basis saying that they are not a solicitor and therefore can call whenever they want. I have begun reporting them to the "do not call" registery. Maybe something will be done about them.
This number was on my caller id today. I answered. A woman or women laughed. Then hung up on me. This is what I found on Google: Phonebook results for 2394154400 Bud Wethington (239) 415-4400 16863 Fox Den, Fort Myers, FL 33908
these people almost call everyday I ask them not to call how do I stop this
Answered call, no one there. Hung up and hit re-dial... phone just rang, no answer
They call around the same time every day. We do not answer because number is not recognized
This number comes up randomly on my caller ID. I never answer, I figure if it's important they will leave a message. So I looked up the number obiously and I called it back and the number just rang, no message.
have had at least two calls per day for the last three days. srbb comes up on caller id. another lookup reveals; Bud Wethington (239) 415-4400 16863 Fox Den,Fort Myers, FL 33908
When you call them back, the phone seems to take on a busy tone...hmmm.
I have gotten 3 calls a day from these guys... they refuse to take our number off stating they do not have to and call call as much as they want.. and then call right back to hang up on me! GOOGle them and you will see all of the complaints.
No ID appeared and the caller left no message. I had not answered the call because I did not recognize the number.
These people appear to call from a dialer. They rpeatedly call w/o regar o donotcall.
In exchange for paying me $25, they wanted me to complete an approximately 25 minute telephone survey. I was told that the information would then be forwarded to a non-profit legal organization.
Sorry..I forgot something else. I called the number back..thinking there was a possibility that I could here info about them..instead, the phone kept ringing. How odd, it was before 5 PM, they had just called. So I figured that it was a home phone & they had the wrong number. But they keep calling so I know that I definitely do not want to waste my time. I pick up the phone and let my kid talk into it or my dog breathe on it. lol.
Oh..and the woman had a hispanic tone
These ppl have been calling me too. On my caller ID it says SRBB & the # 239-275-5218. I only pick up & dont say a word..just to annoy them & see if they stop.
A Hispanic sounding male called saying he was in New Jersey and wanted me to participate in a short survey. I said "Shoot me one question and I will decide then". He said he would like my opinion of the illegal immigration situation. I said we should roung all of the illegals up and send them back where they came from right after we tattoo "ILLEGAL" on their foreheads. He hung up. Rude bastard!
The SRBB-firm just called me again and started with the whole "this is a survey' thing. I stopped him and asked for what firm, what data, etc. He seemed sincere (they all do) and promptly told me I could check out the validity at their web site: www.pewforum.com, which deals with religion and politics. I must admit that I have been to sites that deal with conservative values and religion, but in no way gave my phone number online.
Purported to be conducting health surveys related to hurricanes they were hung up on...since they have called daily often multiple calls per day, for over one week and never leave a message.
Yup... No message ... just caller ID
Caller said they were doing a survey for the IRS. I did not give any info and told them not to call. This is the 2nd time this week. I reported them to the IRS fraud line.
I received two calls so far saying they are calling for the Tennessee Valley Authority and want to ask questions about our power usage. I said I was not interested in the survey but they called again the next night. The do not call registry will allow a survey call as long as the caller is not selling anything. I tried to call the number back from my cell phone and it stays busy. I wonder what would happen if I tried calling at 6:00 a.m.?
I have received 9 calls this past week - I have not answered and they do not leave a message on the machine. Caller ID lists them as DALE BOYD, and UNKNOWN.
called 4 nights in a row.when i told the caller not to call back in told me not to be rude. so then i was rude. cant right what i said. also filed complaint with do not call list.
Getting called every night for 3 weeks at about 8:15 pm. Caller ID is Dale Boyd.
To get off this list just call Albert Ronca in New York at 212-779-7785. He is pne of 3 owners that run this telemarketing company. I think if everyone calls him, he'll get the message. Good luck
They have called my house repeatidly even at 9:00 at night, they have harrassed me by calling all the time, I looked up the area code of 239 and it is out of Florida. Thank goodness for caller ID, I dont answer when their number comes up anymore
I was out last night when SRBB called at 8:39pm per my caller ID, but no message left on my answering machine.
STEVE OLSON of 2845 WINKLER AVE in FORT MYERS, FLORIDA NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL...OR AT LEAST HAVE HIS PHONE PRIVLEDGES REVOKED BY BELL SOUTH.
This is they guy who is making all the calls. He needs a visit from the local authorities and needs to stop his harassing and imposing phone calls. If anyone has his home number, please forward.
2845 WINKLER AVE, FORT MYERS, FL 33916
have asked them to take me off their call list and yet they continue to call.I thought this was illegal?
There caller ID showed up as Dale Boyd.
I finally answered...They wanted me to take a medical survey..They say they represented something like "Florida Medical Association" I asked if it was a State of Florida government organization and was tol it was...I didn't believe him...The questions pertained to my personal health....He probably represents the private insurance industry...
Over the past several weeks we have noticed SRBB on our caller ID at least 3 to 4 times daily. No message is ever left. We've not answered the phone as we never recognized the phone number. We knew it was Ft. Myers by the area code since we live a couple hours north of there in Madeira Beach. We finally decided to check it out on the internet since we just received a call from SRBB at 6:30 pm on Sunday! We found the following on whitepages.com
12610 Equestrian Cir
Fort Myers, FL 33907-7584
Thanks for this website so we can now file complaints with Florida and the Do Not Call list people.
I have been on the Do Not Call list for a long time and tell telemarketers this and they go on about how it is a worthy cause and all.I finally told them that i am not donating this year,lol.And they go 'Oh,ok" & thank me for my time and hang up.
They have called my home at least 2-3 times everyday for at least a month now.I do not recognise the name or number so have never answered the phone.I just want them to stop.I suppose i could answer without speaking and lay it down like Andy Rooney does on "60 Minutes",lol.I get 2 or 3 other calls from other states,will have to write down the numbers.Thanks.
they called repeatedly over the last two weeks sometimes up to four times a day I never picked up and they left no message...
For the past week, they have been calling every day, twice a day and leaving no messages. I have Caller ID and never pick up. I was just curious about who would call so often, but then never leave a message.
I have 10-15 calls on caller Id from this number. I have placed a block on this number and many more with my internet phone service.
Tonight is the second time I have gotten this call. I watch my caller id and didn't answer. I have Privacy Director and am surprised that it did not intercept this call.
they just called my house in colorado asking for my grandmother who just recentely passed away. she didnt even live in the same state as i did. i wonder how they got my number.
This number called several times in several days, finally to my daughters dismay I answered their very personal health questions assumming it was a government poll and trying to stop their calling. I should not have answered their questions and hung up.
Can't get these people to stop calling.. It is a dailly 1-2x thing
SRBB - claimed to call from fl dept of heath. Has called 8 - 10 times even though we have answered the last few times and expressed that we are not interested. Thanks everyone for the info...
Male claimed to be from Florida Dept of Health conducting a survey in conjunction with CDC. Called two days in a row, although we declined first time.
Called a few times hung up i answered yesterday , asked the woman to talk dirty to me :) dont think she is calling back .
SRBB has been calling us once to twice a day at all hours, but usually later in the evening around 8:30 or 9:00. I'm in MN. I didn't know who SRBB was or recognize that 239 number, so I didn't answer. They never leave a message. I Googled SRBB and found this site. Thanks for the info that everyone has left; at least now I'm not so much in the dark about who this group is. I'm glad I haven't bothered to pick up and talk to them.
Got two hang up calls from this number today
WHEN THEY CALL YOU TURN THE TABLE AND ASK ABOUT THEIR ORGANIZATION, LOCATION, ASK ANY ANNOYING QUESTIONS YOU CAN THINK OF. THEY WILL GET ANNOYED AND HANG UP. ALSO FILE A COMPLAINT ON THE DO NOT CALL LIST. DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS FOR THAT MATTER.
I have been getting them frequently while I am not at home. Today I picked it up and it was a loud fax sound!
SRBB has struck on one or two handfuls of ocassions over the past two weeks.
I have filed complaints with both the Florida Attorney General and the Do Not Call list.
wanted to know if anyone in the house was under 18, told him no one lived here, he asked how old my kids are, told him none of his f'ing business, he told me to f off and hung up.
Getting calls from Ohio, Minnesota, New York, then SRBB - each one calls at least 6 times every day, at all hours. I never answer and they never leave a message. So annoying! Thanks for the link to file a complaint.
I applied to have my health insurance transfered from one state to another just yesterday. This evening I get a call from this company doing a health survey. My number is unlisted/unpublished. The insurance company I spoke to yesterday was Blue Cross Blue Shield. I am totally suspicious that THIS company is bending the rules by hiring another company to ask questions. If there is anyone who runs this site to push the local press to investigate it would be a good thing.
Called about interactive hdtv & tv programs watched. Spoke to very polite male. He asked some personal questions as well re: ethnic, age, income etc- then I got nervous later - thought he said Co was Conan or Konan Assoc of NY - thank goodness for caller ID - but he was very polite. Couldn't find them listed anywhere until I tried SRBB. thanks for the info - at least I wasn't the only one -
After I stupidly answered some of their questions, I asked them what the survey was for.. They said "to find out if there were any Muslims in the household.
I am furious!
Just received a call indicating they were doing a survey for TIME Magazine and needed someone over the age of 18 - preferably a male.
Asked questions about travel (where we have been in last year), then about income level.
Just got a call from them and googled and you all came up! I just filed a complaint! Thansk for the link!
Here is a link for filing a complaint against SRBB in Florida. The Florida Attorney General has a good record of enforcing telemarketing laws
Here is a link for filing a complaint against SRBB in Florida. The Florida Attorney General has a good record of enforcing telemarketing laws.
Here is a link for corporation information of SRBB: www.sunbiz.org
These calls seem to be coming from:
7431 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL
Category: Market Research & Analysis
I asked the last caller for location and got College Pkwy, Fort Myers.
I called their business number and asked if they were conducting "Health Dept" surveys. The response was affirmative.
These people are rude. They arrogantly state they are exempt because they are not selling anything. They are exploiting a loophole. Regardless, they should respect the intent of the do-not-call list.
File a complaint at www.donotcall.gov
I recieve calls from this number every day. I call the number back and it just rings. I was curious to see who was calling because my wife and I just recently moved north away from South Florida and have family in the Ft Myers area. Aparently it's not family.
SRBB: At least 2 times a day. I never answer, yet, they keep calling.
I heard my answering machine kick in, looked at Caller ID, it showed SRBB and as I do not recognize that 'name' I did not pickup the phone. They did not leave a message, so I looked up their # on the Internet.
Called and left no message on my v/mail.
Thank you for the heads up on this flake!
I'll know what to say if they try calling again-
Called tonite. 5 minutes after a New York call. Asked to speak oldest male in the house. I played dumb, he got mad and hung up! hahaha!
Female caller said that they would like to do a survey on life satisfaction (last two nights in a row 9 & 7 PM). Wanted to talk to the youngest female in the house above the age of 18. I asked if they would stop calling and was simply told "I don't know" and hung-up on.
recd this call and no knowledge no message left..need to stop calling..we have an unlisted u published # upset that someone has it for soliciation etc
Have been calling every day for the past week without leaving a message. Thanks for the info. Looking forward to blasting them with an assortment of 4 letter words!!!
Got a call from SRBB at 8:24PM
Some people are so ignorant. I'm sorry I missed this 3rd attempt to harass me with crap I already made clear I didn't want to talk. Get ready for hell
SRBB: S.elling R.efried B.ean B.urritos
They're not selling items because they are getting paid to call you by a coward company exploiting the regulations. If anything they want anything besides a survey is $$ donations or enough info for some kind of scam. You can't hide buds!
That's Cypress Drive on the corner of 6th Avenue. Florida ZIPCODE: 33907-2937
Here's what the web pulled up in the white pages! They called... When I answered and they responded with the blabber I just hung up. Only to find these jerkoffs called again while I was out. Apparently from the other COMPLAINTS about this number they are total frauds. I hope they get fresh with me on the phone because I'll be more clear this time round.
1737 Cypress Dr
Fort Myers, FL (map)
Tel.: (239) 275-5218
Called 4 times over weekend but did not leave a message. Googled phone number, came up with the following info:
2845 WINKLER AVE, FORT MYERS, FL 33916
Google Maps/Hybrid indicates that this individual is located at an apartment complex in florida. Check it out for yourself.
Claimed to be with Health Department and worked with CDC called to do survey.
Knew I had been to CDC website but I left no info there.
Male person seemed to be very organized and legitimate.
Asked me personal health questions which I answered thinking this was the right thing to do since I have Lyme disease. Now I am sorry I did. Said he was calling from Virginia but caller ID was for Ft. Myers FL.
Internet search showed three names came up for phone number.
They called but did not leave a message on my answering machine. Therefore, I looked up the number on the Internet.
Oh. And both times I was told they were in New York. However, the only 239 area code I found on the internet was in Florida.
They wanted to do a survey on what sports people were
watching on TV. I told her that I had already been
called and did not want to do the survey. I asked
that I be placed on their do-not-call list and she
told me that they did not have to do that because
they were not selling anything. I told her again
that I did not want to do her survey and not to
call me again. She then told me that they would
call again some other time. Once again I told her not to call me anymore and that I did not want to do her survey. She apparently hung up after that. This is the second time they have called and from this womans attitude they apparently feel they have the right to continue to harass me into doing their survey.