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




foundationforchildrenwithcancer calls from 3 phone numbers:

800-610-4824 866-897-1196 888-611-9968


(888) 611-9968

August 13th, 2009 Andrew CA

American Homeless is a real Non-Profit charity that does good work in Southern California, but they do not tele-market at all.

(866) 897-1196

February 14th, 2008 Janine S.

A seemingly legitimate non profit based in San Antonio TX.

(888) 611-9968

July 29th, 2007 Justin

if you are on the Do not call list, you can file a complaint with the FTC and hopefully there is power in numbers: www.donotcall.gov

July 28th, 2007 John

Called 10:00am on Saturday, Man I need some sleep!

July 24th, 2007 Jim

Called just a few minutes ago,answering machine picked up but left no message

June 27th, 2007 Art

Yes, I did a little research on American Homeless Veterans and Kids Wish Network -- they're scam organizations keeping most of the money for themselves.

April 19th, 2007 John GA

This is a "compensated fundraiser," which means it's a company that raises money for charities through the old telemarketing process. Typically they give about 10% to the charity they name (usually kids with cancer or sherrifs). Gifts are tax-free and they're allowed to call you, but it's much better to give directly to the organization they name, because most charities (see charitynavigator.org) spend almost 90% on program costs. This would be like buying something from a company that "gives to the community," only in this case you don't receive anything in return.

March 19th, 2007 Eureka CA

no one on the other end of the line. they call about 3 times a day

March 17th, 2007 Jen GA

I've been getting calls from this number, on average 3-4 times a day. 888-611-9968 Sometimes the last two digits are diferent, but everytime I answer the call disconnects from that end.

March 16th, 2007 Regina

Looking for donations to some law enforcment charity

March 6th, 2007 Gaby FL

We are register with the DO NOT CALL and keep receiving calls, they don't leave mssg or nothing.

March 4th, 2007 Dan

Second time they've called no message. Too bad DNC list,doesn't cover these type of phone calls.

March 1st, 2007 molly

Don't answer numbers not recognized but I did call back and it came up as Children's Network, a charity. Apparently they're exempt from the Do Not Call list.

February 27th, 2007 Hooter

If it is from these people:
Charitable Resource Foundation, Inc.
401 Camby Court, Suite B
Greenwood, IN 46142
(As Anon said 2007-01-24)
I should know soon ..I called them and they "did not know" ...told them I need them to call me back and either confirm or deny that this is one of their lines as I need this info for the complaint I am filing with the Attorney Generals Office for harassment.

February 22nd, 2007 t.c. CA

hung up on my answering machine again, second time in two nights.

February 21st, 2007 Diane TX

I get calls from the number and they hang up too. It will go on for about a week and then finally they talk to you. I've heard their computers are feeling things out to see the best time to catch you at home. I believe it's the law enforcment one again although I've told them a dozen times to stop calling.

February 20th, 2007 t.c. CA

They just hung up on my answering machine. I've been on the DNC list since it began (don't forget to renew this year)

February 3rd, 2007 Ken

I was suprized I found this site so fast just googling a number that hung up when I answered it. I told a telemarketer for Verizon off for bothering us so much a few days ago and I thought maybe he was comming to kill me....

January 24th, 2007 anon

CRF represents a number of charities. Kids Wish Network (http://www.kidswishnetwork.org/), Foundation for Children with Cancer (http://www.childrenwithcancer.org/), American Homeless Veterans, and Children's Cancer Dream Network. I used to work there. Sounds just like them. Especially with mention of things like "calling to thank you for your past support of law enforcement". According to the attorney general reports, these chartites receive less than 15% of the amount contributed through this service. The best thing you can do is actually answer the calls and be stern. They WILL rebuttal you at least three times before giving up, and you'll be set on 'not interested' for THAT charity. You'll still probably eventually be contacted for the other three or four that they have, but you can get through all of them.

January 24th, 2007 anon

looks like

January 17th, 2007 Chanicka Zone 6

TOLL FREE NUMBER according to GE LED...different on other phones

January 11th, 2007 L. Wallicus TX

every week or two i miss a call from this number..never have been home to try to answer the phone, never have seen a message left.

January 9th, 2007 Jim

Yayyy, they called again this morning and my phone didn't ring. I just checked my Interceptor ID and there are three 888, 800, 877 this morning and it isn't even 11:00 AM yet. I got those bastards wasting their time and I love it. I don't get why everyone isn't using this little device. This has become a sort of game for me and I'm winning at every turn. Unbeatable!!! jimmyjoker at gmail dot com

January 9th, 2007 Annoyed in OH OH

I don't pick up, but they call constantly. I am on DNC list, so I reported. I tried calling the # back, but it said "all circuits are busy." We get a lot of calls from police charities, so that wouldn't surprise me.

January 9th, 2007 Sandra CA

Hangs up after the fourth ring!

January 8th, 2007 Jim

I keep posting the good news and 2 of you have emailed me for info. I got sick and tired of these calls late last year. The DNC list is bogus and does nothing.

I tried everything Bellsouth had to offer (very little, very expensive) and nothing worked. I Googled and Googled and soon found the Interceptor ID device. It looks just like a caller ID, hooks up the same way.

BUT, once you program this bad boy, the calls from these assholes disappear. The device ~Intercepts~ (clever, right?) them and forces the call to a dead-end port in the device. All your other calls come right through.

I had 5 "800" calls today. I never heard a phone ring and there are no messages. I know they called, it's a caller ID with memory.

I get to look at the day's "catch" and laugh my ass off at these guys. It's the best $100.00 I've ever spent. If you want to know more, drop me a note to my email, jimmyjoker at gmail dot com and I'll be happy to share some notes with you.


January 2nd, 2007 Judy

they call and will not identify themselves when you ask who they are

then they say"courtesy call" and hang up
Phone is always busy, or rings and rings and then hangs up

December 22nd, 2006 Lolo

I've received two or three 'hangups' a day the past week alone from these bozos-they are wildly exceeding the number of abandoned calls from their predictive dialers allowed by the FCC. A clearcut case of telemarketing abuse. Be sure to record the times & dates you've been called after you've told them to cease & desist & join the class action lawsuit which is probably already in the works.

December 20th, 2006 Jerry CA

Just called and hung up when answered.

December 10th, 2006 Carolyn GA

Received call at 4:28 (EST) on Sun., 12/10. Caller ID shows TollFree Number. Caller said she was calling for Cancer Wish Foundation. She called me by name and started her pitch about children dying of cancer....I interruputed her and told her we helped others thru our church. She was saying I understand...blah blah blah as I was hanging up on her.

December 9th, 2006 Shana GA

They are harassing us as well. Noone will ever give to a charity that harasses people especially at dinnertime and early in the morning on a Saturday.

December 7th, 2006 R

Recieved call 12/06/06 at approx. 6:56pm from this number registering "Unknown name".
Almost immediate dial tone when I picked up the phone

December 6th, 2006 Zach

They were asking for a Ryan, I told them that they had the wrong number, but they said I might be able to help them. They were collecting donations for kids with cancer. I immediately asked her for her first and last name, and then to turn the tables, asked for her social security number for account verification. She hung up.

December 5th, 2006 Ross FL

Did not leave a message but called me multiple times. My home number is on the "Do Not Call" list...

December 5th, 2006 Andrew DC

Received a call from this number - on the no-call list, though I regularly receive calls from 'charitable' organizations, most often pseudo-law-enforcement-groups that claim to benefit various local police/fire organizations, but never seem to have all that much in the way of credible information on their charities. This number called tonight at 8:18pm PST, I picked up on the second ring, and had dead-air on the other end.

November 30th, 2006 lbk TX

these people call all hours of the day to my house, i don't answer but if my answering machine answers the call it is dead silence & no one on the line

November 27th, 2006 Jason

unknown name
27 Nov 06 7:50pm

November 26th, 2006 Tim TX

Did not leave message on answering machine.

November 16th, 2006 Royalan

They claimed they were for a non profit Kids Network and they were exempt from the Do Not Call Registry.

(800) 610-4824

November 14th, 2006 Angela Marien

I am on the National Do Not Call List. Please respect that.

(888) 611-9968

November 7th, 2006 Marvin

Why do companies call and then hang up. I don't get it.

(800) 610-4824

November 5th, 2006 Jean Henderson OH

Please put me on your do not call list thank you.

(888) 611-9968

November 4th, 2006 Jo

Called again when we weren't home. No message left. Have had numerous calls from this number before. Wish they would stop!

(800) 610-4824

November 1st, 2006 Debra Simeone WI

I get a call from this number on a daily basis. If I answer, they hang up because I've told them to take us off your call list. However, they keep on calling. I have a caller ID and see this number come up daily. As I was writing this, I got a call from Wendy with CRF who was soliciting for the Foundation for Children with Cancer. I asked her to take us off the list again. They are very persistent - almost to the point of harrassment. It is driving me crazy. Help!!!

(888) 611-9968

October 26th, 2006 Joe GA

Said they were a compensated fundraiser for kids with cancer, but would not name the charity. When I pressed they thanked me for my time and hung up.

October 22nd, 2006 Kevin OH

they called and there wasn't anyone on the line

October 11th, 2006 Becky

Called my home.. I do not answer numbers I don't recognize..no message left. Out of curiosity, called number back, let it ring 10-15 times, then it hangs up on you. My phone # is on the "do not call" list.. This is not a charity calling, have reported them.

October 10th, 2006 TB TX

Didn't answer the unfamiliar number. I refuse to answer these kind of calls.

October 1st, 2006 Russo GA

Get a call from 888-611-9968 about 4x a week, caller id comes up tollfree # tried to call back, rings about 10-15 times then hang up.

September 30th, 2006 Russ TX

No one answered when I picked up. Busy signal when I dialed back.

September 29th, 2006 George

Childrens Cancer charity, asked to be removed, hung up

September 29th, 2006 Jack

Consumer Fraud Scam ...
Fraudulent Biller ....
Credit Card Scam
Credit card forum

September 26th, 2006 Jon OH


No Answer, Always Busy

September 22nd, 2006 Judith Admire OH

I've received about a dozen calls from this number since 08-07-06. The ID always says either "Unknown Caller" or "Not Provided". I think this may be the Republicans calling for more donations. They've been at it hot and heavy and I'm really sick of it. I pick up each time but only got one response which was from Ken Blackwell's campaign for Governor. It sounded like a kid on the other end and I asked that they not call me back since we work second shift. He glossed right over that and asked for a donation, but I told him no. Don't know if that will work because they're relentless!!!

September 22nd, 2006 lisa

they've called several times. there's silence, then they hang up????? VERY annoying!!!

September 22nd, 2006 AJ CA

They are calling again 2 months after being told not to call back

September 21st, 2006 Lida

They have called on numerous occasions, and when I call, the line hangs up. Driving me bonkers! I am on the no call list, too!

September 12th, 2006 Christine GA

I recieved a call from this number today, did not answer though. They did not leave a message

September 12th, 2006 Teresa FL

Called just a few minutes ago, but I have seen this number on my caller ID many times, I did answer after 4th ring, they hung up.

September 1st, 2006 Anne OH

They've called me 3 times this week - Once at 7:45am!! It's a recording for my deceased husband and I just hang up every time.

August 30th, 2006 Brenda TN

A man called me from this number at around 5:10pm (georgia time). He said that he was with the National Sherrifs association and he already had my mailing address and phone number but he also asked me for a confirmation word or number to verify something later on (it made no sense) he said something like a pet name, childs name, or a favorite hobby. He kept getting interrupted by someone in the back ground as well I could hear them clap their hands and he would stop talking to me brifely as though he had gotten interrupted or forgot is script. He was not professional sounding at all. He asked me if i would like to make a pledge of $45, $55, or $65. when i acted uncertain he reduced it to $15 or $20. He is suppose to mail me something in the next 5 days to sign and mail the money to however he felt the need to give me an address of where to send it as well. I know this was a bogus call so I gave him a bogus word that links to nothing related to me or my household. By the way he wouldn't accept a color for a pass word.

August 30th, 2006 Ajax GA

I answered without saying hello -- after about 5 seconds a person came on the line and said "Hello... hello... " and then my first name! I remained silent and they hung up. Sure wish I knew how to stop it.

August 29th, 2006 L Johns CA

I have noticed calls from this number at least 2x daily for the past 2 wks. When I do answer, no one is on the line.

August 28th, 2006 Wendy GA

Aggravating. Only let it ring 2-3 times, so by the time you pick it up, they've hung up. Still don't know who they are even though they've called for 2 weeks now.

August 26th, 2006 Gwen

This number has called me once a day for the last 6 days...SO very irritating!

August 25th, 2006 Ray

I keep receiving hang ups from this number. On the order of two per day.

August 24th, 2006 Gretel

Is to the point that it is beyond harrassment as would be defined were it an acquaintance aggressively calling the house. That's ridiculous.

One person reporting them said they mentioned our lawyers. Hmmm. Maybe it *should* involve some (more) lawyers.

August 23rd, 2006 Jane Dough TX

"Foundation for CHildren with Cancer."

August 18th, 2006 carol smith

They called @ 8:38 pm and hung up when I answered.

August 17th, 2006 Bart TX

i hate telemarkers! they most die

August 17th, 2006 Menlo Park CA

Called me at 9pm at night. When I complained about them calling at 9pm, the lady said, "Blame your Lawyers, they allow us to call you this late." My lawyers? "Yes, they work for your state and they say we can call this late." HA! So she mocks my laugh and hangs up on me. No one answers when you call back.

August 15th, 2006 Unknown Poster TX

Two days in a row, though I don't answer them...

August 15th, 2006 Phil

They've called multiple times-Ihave them blocked, but they don't give up!

August 10th, 2006 Carmen CA

I keep getting calls from 888 611 9968. When I answer the call it's dead silence and then they hang up.

August 9th, 2006 ADAM TX


August 5th, 2006 Elaine Abbott FL

888-611-9968 keeps calling..hangs up when I answer and leaves no message when answering machine is on. They called
8-4-05 and 8-05-06.

August 3rd, 2006 liz FL

didn't answer and no message was left

August 3rd, 2006 gm

I wasn't home at the time. Call received 7/29/06 4:36 pm CST from Ttoll free call

August 2nd, 2006 greg

"out of area" on the caller ID...did some searching...these people are not a charity...for profit...illegal solicitation

July 29th, 2006 Marlon

Another Law inforcement donation theme, donation to some type of law inforcment charity in another town in the state but not in the local area

July 27th, 2006 Tom CA

Charities *are* exempt from the "do not call" list however I believe that are still required to remove your name from their list if they are asked. The next time they call ASK FOR THE NAME OF THE CAHRITY!!!

July 27th, 2006 Pasadena CA

Three calls this week from 888-611-9968. The other end discconnects when answered.

July 23rd, 2006 Kevin

They called at 9am Saturday morning. Caller ID said TOLLFREE NUMBER. I explained that the number is on a do not call list. They claim they are exempt from this because they are a charity. I asked them not to call the number or I would report them. They hung up.

July 20th, 2006 karen TX

Id themselves as American
society for highway patrol
"thank you for supporting law enforcement"
I told her that her group called just yesterday and she said no. Then I said that your local sherrifs have told people not to give to such callers before checking that they are legit , since many are not _ She immediately hung up.

July 18th, 2006 AJ CA

First they called my home; I answered, but no one was on the line. Then they called my parents' house while I was visiting; I answered and it was a police charity telemarketer, probably same as Bill commented.

July 14th, 2006 Bill

Looking for donations to some law enforcment charity for bullet proof vests.

July 3rd, 2006 Lind NM NM

Our caller ID says ``toll free.'' So what?

June 23rd, 2006 Debbi CA

We don't answer numbers that we don't recognize. We have "Do not call" and a "Zapper" so most all unwanted calls hangup if we do try to answer.