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leukemialymphomasociety

leukemialymphomasociety

Leukemia Lymphoma Society | Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Leukemia / Lymphoma Society | leukemia/lymphoma society | "leukemia lymphoma society" | leukemia, lymphoma society |

leukemialymphomasociety calls from 16 phone numbers:

202-625-4595 410-968-7971 817-273-5547 845-790-8097 855-286-0194 855-314-4057 855-469-2709 866-229-1369 866-263-1169 866-264-5059 866-460-0286 866-563-3735 877-431-5964 914-293-2733 914-513-2843 914-513-2848

200 Comments

(866) 264-5059

3 weeks ago   PA

I was in the middle of my morning prayer time this morning. It wasn't even 8:30 yet and this call interrupts. I have helped this society for over 10 years now and I am just tired of being harassed. I am on the DO NOT CALL list but realize because I have dealt with this society in the past, they're permitted to call. I have even had them call late in the evenings. TIRED OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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March 17th, 2014 FedUp NC

I usually have the ringer shut off on my phone and respond only to messages left on my answering machine. However, at the moment I have a very ill family member and must leave the phone ringer on in case they try to reach me for an emergency. So far the only phone calls that wake me up every morning are the ones from this 800 Service. I do not answer any '800 Service' numbers nor numbers I do not recognize. I donated to this group about 10 years ago and cannot get off their phone registry. They have ruined it for every other cause - I no longer donate to any organizations although there are several I would love to help.

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March 3rd, 2014 volunteer AL

These same people called my home number yesterday using a different number. I am on the National Do Not Registry but they still call. This might be a great organization and with a wonderful mission, but I don't want them calling me unsolicited. It is annoying and my annoyance is made worse by the knowledge that the CEO makes over $500,000 a year. I won't give any money to an organization, no matter how beneficient their motives are, if they use these tactics to raise money. Here are known numbers that the LLS uses. I am blocking these numbers.
866-264-5059
866-229-1369
866-263-1169
866-229-3821

March 3rd, 2014 DCS MD

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They get a decent rating from Charity Navigator, but are incredibly persistent at cold calling people who have no connection to them at all.

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March 3rd, 2014 volunteer AL

I did not answer because the CID was "Toll Free Call" which is usually a telemarketer. Guess what! No message was left. My number is listed on the DNC Registry and I don't ever recall giving to that organization. So, they are in violation of this feckless DNC regulation that our feckless federal government has issued to pacify the masses.

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February 19th, 2014 DP NJ

they did not leave a message buthas called before.

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August 19th, 2013 fer GA

They are calling here many times a day with many different phone numbers, often without area codes (weird). We never answer and they never leave a message. I have donated in the past (but NOT on the phone) b/c relatives have had these diseases, but b/c of their calling and calling and calling, I no longer donate. They also send solicitations in the mail with a nickle in the envelope -- such a stupid ploy!

(855) 286-0194

August 3rd, 2013 Karen NY

This number calls me daily

(855) 469-2709

July 8th, 2013 Joypebble NY

Calback reveals "Thank you for calling the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society."
These (and others) are responsible for the draining of my cordless phone batteries as well as unwanted interruptions.

Here's their address if you want to let them know how you feel about this invasive pestering::

Lisa Stockmon
Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Office
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue,
Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 949-5213
Fax: (914) 949-6691

June 8th, 2013 Jerry W. NY

Caller left no message. Phoned number back. Got recording stating this was a fund raising call for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

June 4th, 2013 Joe CA

Fund-raising call for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

(855) 286-0194

May 30th, 2013 Diane CA

I get calls from this number at least twice a day. I dont answer it. It goes to my answering machine but there is no message... only loud BEEPS for at least three minutes. The beeps are recorded on my machine and I delete them

May 13th, 2013 Jude VA

These jerks are presistent. They call a couple of times every day.

(855) 314-4057

May 7th, 2013 miriam KS

STOP CALLING!!!!!

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May 7th, 2013 paul IL

leukemia and lymphoma society

March 20th, 2013 har FL

left no message

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March 17th, 2013 Karen CT

Does not leave a message, hangs up before the answering machine picks up.

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March 9th, 2013 Len CT

No one there

March 9th, 2013 Len CT

No on there

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March 8th, 2013 jan MD

continues to call on a daily basis. I answered today just to see what they'd say. Asked for someone else! Advised rep phone number is listed on the NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTER. Rep said they are exempt from the Do Not Call Register because they are not selling goods or services. Advised rep never to call again and hung up. It will be interesting to see if they call back.

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February 25th, 2013 Roger NC

I received this call on: Unknown, but about Dec. 2012
Caller ID showed the name: Out of area
I think the caller's true name is: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

We have previously rec'd calls also with no message.
I called back (finally 02/25/13-today, date of comment).

I got a recorded message with options.
They identified themselves as the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

Had the option to be removed from their call list and to allow up to 30 days, it said was allowed by Federal law, to be removed as such from said call list.

I finally entered my 10-digit number, pressed the # sign and then entered "1" to verify the number they thought I'd entered.

I have blocked it in our house phone block list accordingly just to be sure.

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February 20th, 2013 Anita PA

I have received a call from this number nearly every day for several weeks. I don't answer anonymous phone calls.

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February 18th, 2013 RB OH

This number showed up on the caller id. No message left.

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February 16th, 2013 Roger NC

I too got a call from this number (855-286-0194) and when I started to answer it, I got dial tone (they had already hung up-I'm on the do not call list and all our cell phones) and I plan to go into and add this number to my Panasonic phone's block list.

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August 18th, 2012 P. Thomas NY

This number calls at least three times a day. Will not leave message.

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August 10th, 2012 irritated CA

ACCKKKKKKKKK This is the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. I answered the phone and told her I already told them to quit funding planned parenthood with my funds I send and I'll be glad to donate more. Until then...fo-get about it!! She an older woman wanted to argue...shut the front door lady. I had to hang up on her.

August 9th, 2012 irritated CA

just a bunch of beeps

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August 8th, 2012 Pat NE

Numerous calls coming in but no messages are left. Answered this morning & when I started saying that the person they asked for was not here & they quickly said we will call back & hung up before I could ask who was calling. We are on the do not call list. I will pursue this legally if it continues.

August 6th, 2012 Jerry W. NY

Caller hungup without leaving message. Phoned number back and let it ring 20x. No answer.

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August 6th, 2012 Jerry W. NY

Caller hung up without leaving message. I phoned number back and let the phone ring for 20X. No answer.

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May 1st, 2012 Nimda RI

Kitti = Frank = Pisstoff = TROLL

No kibbles for trolls!

(866) 229-1369

February 26th, 2012 Resident47 RI

In mid-January 2012 I updated the InfoCision thread I'd mentioned here before. There you will find a detailed account of how I made good on my own advice. To date, my phones remain silent while others continue to report nagging calls about this firm's many so-called ''charity'' clients.

(9018819984) whocalled.us

While nothing in life (except for death) is guaranteed, I have done the one thing which gives me leverage over this most irritating commercial fundraiser. It demands little effort for a lasting gain. The ''block and ignore'' crowd does not enjoy this satisfaction.

If ''they keep calling'', it's because you keep doing nothing, or else nothing effective. Coming back here repeatedly to spew illiterate rants under multiple aliases (''Hector'', ''Viola'', ''Samatha'') is under the ''not effective'' column. Ditto for insisting that others should decide for you which legally placed calls are unwanted and swoop in to solve your problems.

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January 9th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Wow, someone concurs with my advice for once. (seen here Sep 2011) I did send InfoCision my ''get lost'' letter some weeks ago, and demanded addition to the master ''no-call'' list per my own instructions. A hail of calls for the annual March of Dimes campaign prompted this action, but this one call center has been a major pain for a long time, representing dozens of clients.

So far, so quiet. The next calls I get from that place will cost them $1500 a pop when I sue for disobeying my orders. Not bad for a six dollar investment in a simple letter, but I'd be just as happy with slightly less wealth if they comply.

December 17th, 2011 Mollee CA

Take an action that will really work.This number (and others) belong to a
Commercial Fundraiser:

Infocision Management Corp,
325 Springside Drive,
Akron, OH 44333

Send a written demand to stop phone solicitations to your number(s) by US mailCertified
with return card. Also file complaints with FTC and AG's in all concerned states.

(877) 431-5964

October 12th, 2011 tzaj

Received 2 calls 10/7/11 - caller ID Toll free call
Received 1 call 10/11/00 - caller ID toll free call
Have also received called from other numbers reported to be leukemia lymphona society.

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October 12th, 2011 Resident47 RI

No phone number is secret enough to resist a sequential dialer. Many of our junky callers don't begin with a prospect list, they build one as the call campaigns progress.

Really I'm mostly harmless and not taking any federal paychecks, just someone who prefers to make an informed and helpful opinion. This for some reason generates anger and insults here. There is no other mystery caller site with such an air of hostility, or showing a more widespread expression of apathy.

October 11th, 2011 Pisstoff NY

Called 3 times today. This whole thing is very annoying. Not sure where they got my number as I'm most often very careful on who I give it out to. Have to say, all the comments I found here are interesting...well, except for that resident person...she may work for the FBI or something, so I'd be careful about what I say here. Whew....

(877) 431-5964

October 7th, 2011 Mitzi TX

Googled the number. Said it was Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Yes, per the previous comment.....they DO want money. Most of these scammer calls WANT money so what's new?????? Most of them are out to scam anyone and everyone they can. HOW do we know that it is really who they say they are. Don't intend to give to any of them. Don't do business by phone no matter who it is that calls.

October 3rd, 2011 john WI

Persistant calls at all hours.
I did not pick up so am unsure who it was but since they didn't identify themselves on the screen, I assumed they wanted money.

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September 25th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Kitti, a month ago you referred to your callers as ''racist pigs''. That's the part left unexplained. I asked you about that over three weeks ago. Instead of describing your experience for everyone's benefit, you prefer to fume at other people attempting to help. The rest of us have jobs, too, or we wouldn't have phones for begging pests to ring. If you have time to keep returning here and ridiculing strangers, you have time to find the answers you need.

I've already made my guess over a year ago that InfoCision is placing the calls, but it could be a different firm. You could try asking LLS yourself who they've hired, or find the list of registered fundraisers with active campaigns in your state.

September 20th, 2011 JACL FL

Receiving calls daily, so far 866 264-5059, 229-1369, 263-1169, 229-3821 .. no messages from any of them. I am blocking them as it seems if they really are a charity the calls are legally allowable
I suppose the law has to change.

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September 18th, 2011 Bret NY

I'm with you "Dime" (below)......

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September 16th, 2011 Kitti NY

They still at it. Once a day every day. They still using all kind of dofferent numbers. Unlike mr paper trail, I have to work so I can eat. Explain the issue? Just whqat about getting all these calls I don't want don't you underdtand? Fellow readers don't need no smug talken sweetie pants massaging there ego. good information like the address of the actual charity who hires these slim balls and how well those blocker phones work is what we need-----not any more of this ftc crap. Ftc been around forever and so have the dirt bags and there calling machines. Just like Obama ther aint no results!

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September 15th, 2011 Samatha NY

They keep callen. They are the worset poeples around! Oh boy, now we have the resident person, he must be a spelling bee champ or sonething. Going on about what the ftc will allow and wont allow. Looks like they allow a whole lot of these crappy calls don't mr hotshot. Fool.

(817) 273-5547

September 15th, 2011 KellerTX TX

These a-holes call 3 to 5 times a week. Even after asking them to stop calling at least 3 times, they still call. While this MAY be a charity, I'm about to pop them through the State Attorney's Office.

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September 14th, 2011 Ken NY

I'm encouraged by some of the recent comments posted here. At least a few are begining to understand that the only way to stop this insanity is to never answer the calls. When you don't recognise the caller id, then simply don't answer the phone. Legitimate callers will leave you a message. It works, but, takes time. Over the past year or so, I have gone from 20 to 30 calls per month to 2 or 3 calls for month and improvement continues. If everyone would practice "don't answer", these calls would cease to exist. No one, not even these people, would continue to call if they can't make money at it. Wise up the rest of you.

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September 12th, 2011 Resident47 RI

If you'd actually read my comments with care, they tend to stress private action, not waiting for rescues. Yes, the commercial fundraisers do use autodialers; all the more reason to take action and get on a paper trail.

You have time enough to insult fellow readers but not explain your issue from two weeks ago. I think we're here to help each other, not create more noise.

Here's some discsussion of the problem from the start of 2011:

''Fundraisers take a cut of giving''
www.signonsandiego.com

September 11th, 2011 Kitti NY

These bottom feeders call with them computer driven machines...and Mr Resident47 wants to turn into a Philidelphia Lawyer...call this one...file papers with dat one. Ohhhhh, the government will save you from these scum suckers? That's Great!!!!!! Mr Resident got toooooo much time on his hands. Thanks for the laugh Resident....!!!!!!!!!!

September 9th, 2011 Resident47

Here's the rest of my standard advice, Stawon:

File complaints with the FTC and attorneys general, and the charity group doing the hiring. When the boiler room calls, try getting on a master ''no-call'' list for all of that firm's charity clients. (See more discussion under this number: 9018819984 ) If a given commercial fundraiser seems deaf to your demands, and/or merely renews its pestering with the next campaign, turn up your volume on paper. Send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. It need not say more than to stop calling and writing whatever numbers and addresses you want protected.

A charity call campaign must usually be cleared through some agency or regulator in your state, and many states make activity reports available online. They often reveal a specified period of weeks or months in which the group is permitted to solicit, sometimes tracking well with the observations on these call forums. Find those reports and you'll find one more desk to advise of your displeasure.

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September 8th, 2011 stawon OH

Ridiculous. Calls a zillion times a day every day.

They need to be stopped.

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September 8th, 2011 stawon OH

Calls all the time between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

Can't these people be stopped? You ask them not to call, you tell them no, and they persist.

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September 8th, 2011 Resident47

Doug: (ssiigh) The DNC registry is simply that, an enormous list of phone numbers, NOT an agency unto itself.

Bill: Keep note of those abandoned calls. The FTC won't tolerate that happening more than three percent of the time. You are correct, doing nothing changes nothing. Autodialers don't get tired and don't call in sick.

Samatha: I'm someone who has learned a few things about consumer protection laws and hopes to help others, which is part of the point of these mystery caller sites. Is that a problem for you? The name you horribly misspelled was F. Lee Bailey, a once high profile criminal defense lawyer. We're strictly in civil dispute territory here.

September 7th, 2011 Samatha NY

Just who is this resident47 person, F. Flee Blailey or something. They call all the time and use different numbers. Just the worst kind of peoples there is. Any bodie that gives money to that leukemia bunch should have to do 5 days of commnubity service. right after they have there head examined.

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September 7th, 2011 Kitty NY

You people actually talk to these people. ....Ask them to "take you of the list"? Really? REALLY?????
OMG!!!!!!

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September 1st, 2011 Resident47

No, DAG, a commercial fundraiser does not ''need to abide by DNC''. This has been discussed here long ago. Commercial fundraisers sneak in as Do-Not-Call exemptions but do not share the same protection as their clients. The FTC rules say: ''... if a third-party telemarketer is calling on behalf of a charity, a consumer may ask not to receive any more calls from, or on behalf of, that specific charity. If a third-party telemarketer calls again on behalf of that charity, the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.''

Kitti, what have you experienced to make a racism charge? I doubt you'll ever get your civil dispute into criminal court, not unless an InfoCision rep came in person to ''assault'' you.

August 31st, 2011 Frank NY

You right Kitti. Just read some of what these people write here...brains are in short supply these days. And that keeps low life like these Leukemia Society trash in business. dumb bastards

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August 30th, 2011 Viola NY

Hear thay go again. What are they thinken...I'm going to share my food stamps with these fools? Just whes incharge of getting these fools into the jail...cause that's wear they belong to be sure. Leukemia my ass....

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August 29th, 2011 June NY

Lots of different numbers..2 different numbers already today and it's not even 8:30 AM...same scum suckers looking for people who actually answer these calls. Thanks to all of you who answer the calls...or, call them back to "get removed from their list". You are keeping them in business. How stupid can you be?

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August 23rd, 2011 Kitti NY

These scum suckers began their assault on my phone a few days ago. They call under the cover of several different numbers. I am now convincved this is racially motivated. Hope to get the national press interested in investagating these racist pigs at the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society. They should be shut dowm, forced to pay at least $500 to the owners of all the phone numbers called for each call made, and each person working there should be jailed for a minumum of 1 year. Pond scum suckers....

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August 22nd, 2011 Hector NY

These low life keep calling me...don't no body know why any legitimate charity would hire these scumbags to do their talking for them. Me & my friends is thinking of putting up a web site listing all these crappy charities to discourage any contributions to them. NRA...cancer research...Luekemia and Lymphoma Society...and all the rest of them seen listed on sites like this. Time to hurt these places...arrogant fools. Hope to get some media outlets invloved too. Assholes.

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August 21st, 2011 Dime NY

Assholes....Nuff said.

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August 18th, 2011 Bill MN

They called early Sat evening, early Sunday morning and twice more since. I didn't get to the phone in time to answer any of them and they never left a message. They called this morning (Thurs) st 9:15 and I answered on the second ring. There was no one on the other end and finally the connection went dead. I answer all toll free calls and if they are from charitable organizations, I tell them I never give to any organization that solicits on the telephone and to please take my name off of their calling list. I don't know if it does any good, but I feel that it is better to deal with it than have them keep calling seven days a week. They don't give up.

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July 12th, 2011 Penny OH

Lets the phone rings three times & hangs up

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July 11th, 2011 ADR TX

I also called the 817-273-5500 number and asked to be removed from the list. Thanks for the suggestion! The calls have been driving me crazy.

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July 2nd, 2011 Doug TX

What do you think the do not call agency is another do nothing government agency. They just collect taxes and slip the money under the table to friends and foreign governments who hate us anyway.

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June 26th, 2011 Ms Kar Payback MI

I believe this caller is a sex offender, perhaps calling to see if children are home (alone) when parents are working. You should check with MSP to be sure. Never give money or info to sex offenders or perverts pretending to be collecting money under immoral pretenses! (866-263-1169)Reply !

June 22nd, 2011 Mary IL

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If you call the number back, there is an option to remove your number from their calling list. Afterwards, the recording says, "While federal law allows us 30 days to remove your number from our calling list, we will make every attempt to remove it within the next couple days".

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June 16th, 2011 Linda NY

Calls all the time & hangs up if you don't answer right away.

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June 10th, 2011 Roanoke TX

Receive a call daily from this number. Called 817-273-5500 and asked to be removed. Lady was very nice and said my number would be removed. We will see if I get a call tomorrow.

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June 8th, 2011 DAG

These calls need to abide by DNC lists. if we want to donate to a charity of our choosing then we should have the choice. Harassing anyone is horrible but when they call 5 - 6 x's a day from different numbers and you are elderly or disabled, it should be a crime!! We need to harass our Senators and Congressmen to stop this as being a legal way to get donations. Harassment is a crime in my state! Why are they excluded. It's extortion when they won't stop unless you give them something. Where are the lawyers protecting OUR rights!!

June 7th, 2011 J TX

Left no message on answering machine

June 7th, 2011 JG VA

Leukemia Society lady wanted to send me literature w/ enclosed postage for me to mail to a pre-set list of neighbors on my street. No thank you! I think they should stop paying the high priced telemarketers & stuff their own envelopes. It's cheaper.

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May 24th, 2011 utissielke 07 India

This number is received the call and said the wrong number.
blogs.rediff.com

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May 19th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Suggestion #1 would be to stop hiring aggressive and greedy commercial fundraisers year upon year.

I would enjoy reading an estimate of the suffering which might have been saved with the ten million dollars the InfoCision chairman spent in 2008 to slap his company name on the new University of Akron stadium for two decades.

May 19th, 2011 HelpDesk IL

If you have better ideas about how the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society could get money from you without anonymous, repetitive, untimely or annoying calls, the charity's website provides this information for your inquires and suggestions:
Donation Inquiries: (888) 557-7177
Richard Schneyer, VP, Development, (914) 821-8978
Email: supportservices@lls.org

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May 14th, 2011 Resident47

Sugar, Mitzi, Peter, and everyone else who can't be bothered to review prior posts: The DNC registry is for telemarketers, meaning sales. Charities, debt collectors, political speech, and surveyors are all exempt as they are not included in the FTC definition of ''telemarketing''. This was made known to you when you registered your numbers.

The following URL links to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site _twice_ coaxed you to read before you registered your numbers. See items 28 through 32. You'll see that's where I got the quoted part of my April comment.
www.ftc.gov

Again, you are dealing with a for-profit firm, a commercial fundraiser, layered atop the charity client. If you want peace from its pestering, you can't wish it away. You must get a live rep and revoke call consent, and make a written record of this. If this fails to deter future calls, I would draft a letter to InfoCision (or whatever commercial fundraiser it is) and send USPS CMRR, reminding the call center that on a given date I had issued a no-call demand. If any of these calls are autodialed and/or deliver a canned message, the very next call after their receipt of my demand would attract a TCPA lawsuit. Very likely one of those conditions apply.

Yes, the TCPA says it exempts non-sales calls. I would argue that these *commercial* entities are salesmen by another name, as the freely available governmental reports on their activities make clear. Let a judge say I'm wrong. If not, that'll be 500 dollars a call, please, or treble damages for knowing and willing ignorance of my cease-comm demand.

Things to try if you're not feeling litigious:
File complaints with the FTC and attorneys general, and the charity group doing the hiring. When the boiler room calls, try getting on a master ''no-call'' list for all of that firm's charity clients. (See more discussion of this tactic under this number: 9018819984 )

A charity call campaign must usually be cleared through some agency or regulator in your state, and many states make activity reports available online. They often reveal a specified period of weeks or months in which the group is permitted to solicit, sometimes tracking well with the observations on these call forums. Find those reports and you'll find one more desk to advise of your displeasure.

May 14th, 2011 RB OH

They constantly call the house and after a few rigns they hang up. It is really annoying and I wish that I could get them to stop calling me.

May 11th, 2011 Peter ME

Have you received calls several times a day from 866-229-1369? I have; they never leave a message, and don't answer if you pick up. Some say it's the Leukemia Society. If so, why are they involved in a creepy tactic like this, one that does harm to them and the people they represent. I've filed a complaint with the Do Not Call people and will never donate to them as long as they use this sleazy baffling tactic.

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May 10th, 2011 LAH IL

I no longer answer calls that are not clearly identified on Caller ID. 800 Service tells me nothing; they did not leave a voicemail so they must not want to speak to me too badly.

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May 7th, 2011 RB OH

They called the house and let the phone ring 2 times,then they hung up.

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May 5th, 2011 Mitzi TX

These scumbags call from 8AM until 9PM. It goes to my fax machine but they still keep calling. Caller ID reads out "Toll Free Call" and the number is 866-229-1369. I am on DNC but it does no good. I've filed numerous claims with DNC for various calls but nothing happens. Some of these complaints to DNC are not only from donation societies (supposedly non-exempt) but from telemarketers. Whey doesn't DNC do their job?

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May 4th, 2011 RB OH

They called the house yesterday and after 3 rings they hung up. Really annoying.

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May 4th, 2011 again OH

SCUMBAGS CALL REPEATEDLY TO MY FAX MACHINE

April 30th, 2011 looie NY

Very frustrating. I never answer calls with "Unavailable", "Unknown Name", or toll-free numbers, but they still keep calling every day. I have stopped contributing to several organizations due to their constant harassment, both phone and mail, and wrote and told them so. The calls and the mail solicitations just keep on coming anyway.

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April 29th, 2011 Lynn

My neighbor has been distributing donation packets for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for years, so that's probably where they got my name; but I started getting calls from them only a couple of weeks ago. At first, I didn't answer because it only says Toll Free Call. After getting several more calls, I looked it up here and saw it's the L & L S. Called the number back and went through the process of having my number deleted. I just now looked up their web site -- www.lls.org You can go there and click on Contact Us. Scroll down to the bottom of that page to Communications Preferences to find a link to their Do Not Call form. I filled it out, and it said they had received the information, but no indication of how long it will take.

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April 28th, 2011 Marie TX

this call came accross and there was no one on the line so I hung up after a few minutes and tried calling back line busey is there a way to have # removed

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April 28th, 2011 cc FL

Second time in an hour! Don't answer calls that don't ID themselves on caller ID

April 28th, 2011 RB OH

They have been calling my house for months and it is really annoying. Any ideas how to get the calls to stop?

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April 22nd, 2011 Resident47 RI

Much of the charity phone bank work is farmed out to so-called "commercial fundraisers" such as Associated Community Services, Dial America, and InfoCision. These call centers do not share DNC exemption with their clients. The FTC says: "... if a third-party telemarketer is calling on behalf of a charity, a consumer may ask not to receive any more calls from, or on behalf of, that specific charity. If a third-party telemarketer calls again on behalf of that charity, the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000."

Harassment charges can be viewed subjectively and very difficult to press in court. One is on firmer ground if call consent is revoked in writing and such notice can be proven through a certified mail return card.

April 22nd, 2011 RB OH

Called the house and did not leave a message.

April 21st, 2011 RB OH

Called the house today...did not answer the call..call often and very annoying.

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March 16th, 2011 pwr TX

Legitimate charities do not attempt to raise money by telephone solicitations. The telemarketers take most of the money donated through these sorts of campaigns. Do not donate to the frauds. "Donations" only pay them to continue their fraud.

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March 16th, 2011 pwr TX

Legitimate charities do not raise funds by telephone solicitation. Please don't give these scumbags a cent. "Donating" to them pays for their fraud to continue.

March 11th, 2011 bom FL

it is annual fundraiser for leukemia / cancer. They do have an opt-out at the end of the message.

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March 9th, 2011 bom FL

I called this 1-800-229-1369 and got Luekemia and Lymphoma Society annual drive, blah, blah, blah--and then, "if you want the number removed from their directory enter 1 now." That's what I did and I hope it worked! So annoying!!...not a way to get people to give!!!

March 1st, 2011 Hal NC

Some piece of shit calls every day and won't answer when I pick up the phone

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February 24th, 2011 Nick

Called them back on 2/24/2011 and they identified themselves as Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They gave the option of removing your no. from their calling list by pressing one and entering the number you want removed. I did this,so we will see how long it lasts before they change numbers and start calling again.

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February 17th, 2011 Texas

I called the number below a previous message gave and received a recording. I left a message to be taken off the list. They call at least once a day and hang up. They may give a legitimate charity name, but that does NOT mean they are legitimate. I have never heard of these organizations with a shop here for donations or resale. It is a shady, scammy, and rude way to ask for people to be nice and give. It is harrassment/stalking. THE PHONE IN MY HOME IS FOR MY CONVENIENCE, NOT TO BE AN INTRUSION BY UNWELCOMED SOLICITATIONS. We have the blocking item from Radio Shak and they still get through. We are on the Texas do not call list and they get through. I have blocked the number and they still ring through. Enough!

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February 10th, 2011 Allan KY

I've received many calls from this number, including just now. I don't answer calls from toll free numbers unless the Caller ID indicates the name of someone I need to speak with. Today it said Unknown Caller, so I didn't answer. I have heard that it is used by The Leukemia and Lymphomia Society.

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January 21st, 2011 TX Complainer TX

Cloth Donations has been calling my number for months! When they didn't stop calling I answered 2 of the calls and all I got was a hang up. I found the 817-273-5500 on this site and called the number. A woman answered, I explained the situation, she asked me for my zip code and phone number and said they would take my number off the calling list. I would hope this is the end of one more phone nuisance. Thanks to the person who supplied the reachable phone number.

November 13th, 2010 southlake TX

When you get this call fron Cloth Donation and the number is 817-273-5547, just call 817-273-5500.
This will get you to a person who will state they are a supervisor.
Ask to have your number removed from their call list.
They only information this person requested was my phone number.

November 13th, 2010 southlake TX

This "organization" calls all the time every day, even at 9pm. I agree with other comments. This appears to be a front asking for donations and then re-selling on the other end. I asked them to stop calling and they hung up on me before I could ask to speak to a supervisor.

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August 23rd, 2010 B.L.

Received 25 calls from: 866-263-1169, 866-229-1369, 866-229-3821 and 866-264-5059, starting 6/30/2010 thru 8/23/2010. Calls started at 8:30am, all hours of the day til 8:30pm. When I answered 7 of the calls - line was dead. Today I called each of the 4 numbers and was answered by the "Leukemia & Lymphoma Society" automated service. Used their option to remove my number from their calling list. Their service stated "they have 30 days to remove my number, but they will try to remove it in several days." They may be legit, but are a ROYAL PAIN!

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August 18th, 2010 nicole GA

they start calling at 8:15am this morning. scum!

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August 15th, 2010 jp MD

Leukemia society....they asked if they could send their literature to me so I could then mail it to my neighbors using the enclosed envelopes. Apparently, they provide the names and addresses of my neighbors too. Ya...bet my neighbors would love me after that.

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August 9th, 2010 dan NJ

thank goodness for caller ID . These shitpickers never stop ! !

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August 5th, 2010 argghhhh CA

Leukemia Society. They are legitimate. In the past I have told them to send the proper paperwork and then I'll donate, no credit cards over the phone. I have donated but they are incredibly persistent in wanting more. I get the tax write off at the end of each year with the proper tax forms from them. They are not a scam. But persistent boogers!!!

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August 2nd, 2010 steve TX

Yes Non Profit are an exception - but not when it becomes harassment - BTW - am a lawyer

August 2nd, 2010 spc TX

They call everyday - I have contacted the Leuk Soc and threatened them - this, with my phone record, is harassment and not allowed. They have taken a fine organization and turned it over to low life Boiler Rooms

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July 30th, 2010 Suz TX

I just received a phone call for 817-273-5547.... I do not trust that this is a legitimate charity. I have received calls from this number many times over the years, and they 'usually' identify themselves as Leukemia Society and were picking up clothes in my area. I have on occasion set some clothes out for them. However.... over the past several months I've been noticing that when CLOTH DONATION appears in the caller id, I was expecting them to say Leukemia Society, but instead they have been saying they are with the Disable American Vets, or American Diabetes, and today they said they were with the Association for the Blind. I think this is a call center that is using charitable organizations to obtain re-sellable items.

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July 29th, 2010 MeToo

OK! I am sooo sick of these people. They call from six different numbers began on July 15,2010 asking for donations. I told them I was unable to give and to take me off their calling list. I have put call block on them,(which I just found out through my sis n law that they are exempt from call block...I call BULL on that!) have reported them to the FCC and to AT&T. I don't care that you are a non profit but you shouldn't be allowed to harass people like this group does. I told the girl who called today 7/29/2010 that I informed them on 7/15/2010 that I was not able to give and to please take me off their calling list ONCE AGAIN! What part does this group not understand! You are doing your charity a disservice by constantly harassing people. Fourteen days of these calls!!!!! Enough is Enough!!!!!

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July 29th, 2010 Dave CA

This is a telemarketing frim working under contract for several charities. I now let my fax machine take the call anytime their number shows up on my caller ID.

July 29th, 2010 Mrs.B

Received a call from this number at 8:15 a.m. and again last night (7/28/2010) ID "unavailable" answered the phone and caller said was the Leukemia Society and wanted to send some envelopes to my address and give them to neighbors, I said no. She then said would I be willing to give a contribution, I said no. I said if they were the Leukemia society then why does caller ID say unavailable? I told her that I thought this was a scam and don't call my home again.

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July 26th, 2010 pwr TX

The caller said she was fund raising for the leukemia society. This is a SCAM! No legitimate charity raises money thru cold-call phone solicitation. Legitimate charities stopped doing this years ago. If you want to help legitimate charity, give to Salvation Army, local Humane Society (NOT HSUS! - which is nothing but a radical "animal rights" group), or the 100 Club to help law enforcement and fire fighters.

July 23rd, 2010 Kathy NJ

I get atleast 3 phone calls a day from these people starting at 7:00am and the last one being around 8:00pm. They have been calling for about a month...I can't get rid of them.

July 22nd, 2010 Undisclosed NC

These jerks "in the name of leukemia" phone me every day, several times per day and it's now progressed into the fourth week in July and this annoying mess started June 1st. They've been calling every single day for nearly two months! When will it end? They're going to cause me leukemia, the dirty rats! : ((

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July 22nd, 2010 Undisclosed NC

These jerks "in the name of leukemia" phone me every day, several times per day and it's now progressed into the fourth week in July and this annoying mess started June 1st. They've been calling every single day for nearly two months! When will it end? They're going to cause me leukemia, the dirty rats! : ((

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July 22nd, 2010 jobohe MN

Hello? Hello? When I asked who was calling, the telemarketer would not ID self, but asked for me (but mispronounced my name). Anyone who calls and doesn't get my name right is told that they have the wrong number!

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July 21st, 2010 stop

calls early in the morning and late at night, at least 2 times a day

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July 21st, 2010 Sugar NY

Just called, knew my name... I said sorry, wrong number. I've been getting a lot of "non profit" calls lately.
They are saying that even if you are on the DNC list they can call cuz they are non profit

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July 19th, 2010 Susan KY

These poople call all of the time. They call early in the morning. How do you get off of this list????????

July 19th, 2010 Bettye AL

They call every day without fail. Someone sold my number, another charity I gave to no doubt. There's a world of good charities out there but I don't give to anyone over the phone! Check out www.charitynavigator.com if you want to know who's handling their money well. These folks hang up before the answering machine comes on. We were getting calls from the Leukemia Society so maybe this is the same folks. Thanks God for Called ID!

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July 18th, 2010 MeToo

OK! I am getting tired of these people! Started calling on Friday and so far this is phone number 5. I have blocked all of them, I am calling my phone company tomorrow to report them, this should be considered harassment.

July 18th, 2010 Mordecai MD

This is a call from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a legitimate charity. As with most charities, their hired slick fundraisers probably get the lion's share of the collected money.

I believe they got my number from me sponsoring a runner in a fundraiser for Leukemia/Lymphoma a few years ago.

July 16th, 2010 RachelFreitas CA

Scam artists! They are calling using different numbers, morning and night, week-ends, too!

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July 15th, 2010 MeToo

Received a call from this number at 1:41 pm, no one there and then hung up on me. Before that another number called at 1:35 pm looking for money for any thing cancer related. Too much of a coincidence not to be the same people. Call blocked them.

July 13th, 2010 Resident RI

Infocision is based in Akron, Ohio and routinely runs aggressive campaigns for many charity groups such as American Cancer, American Diabetes, American Heart, American Lung, Leukemia/Lymphoma, and March of Dimes. Recent tactics include predictive dialing and the use of multiple rotating numbers to frustrate caller blocking. Charities are among the FTC DNC exemptions, even if third party for-profit firms are involved in collection.

In the first two quarters of 2010 they've called here three dozen times from ten rotating numbers on behalf of "Leukemia Society". They paused to hammer us for Saint Jude for a couple weeks, and now have resumed working the prior account.

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July 13th, 2010 Resident RI

Infocision is based in Akron, Ohio and routinely runs aggressive campaigns for many charity groups such as American Cancer, American Diabetes, American Heart, American Lung, Leukemia/Lymphoma, and March of Dimes. Recent tactics include predictive dialing and the use of multiple rotating numbers to frustrate caller blocking. Charities are among the FTC DNC exemptions, even if third party for-profit firms are involved in collection.

In the first two quarters of 2010 they've called here three dozen times from ten rotating numbers on behalf of "Leukemia Society". They paused to hammer us for Saint Jude for a couple weeks, and now have resumed working the prior account.

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July 13th, 2010 Resident RI

Infocision is based in Akron, Ohio and routinely runs aggressive campaigns for many charity groups such as American Cancer, American Diabetes, American Heart, American Lung, Leukemia/Lymphoma, and March of Dimes. Recent tactics include predictive dialing and the use of multiple rotating numbers to frustrate caller blocking. Charities are among the FTC DNC exemptions, even if third party for-profit firms are involved in collection.

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July 10th, 2010 CCCH CA

They are relentless, weekdays, weekends, three times a day, morning, noon and night. Thankfully there are no calls after 7PM. Caller ID is now Toll Free. Earlier this year it was Leukemia Society. Either way, we never answer the call. I agree with flintoid's message below. I think I donated a while back to the society. Never again. In fact, all donations are cash with a receipt from the organization, with no personal contact information on us.

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July 10th, 2010 Enough already NY

This organization has called daily for over two weeks. Phone number on caller ID is sometimes different but all are registered to the Leukemia Society. I donated once to the organization years ago. BIG MISTAKE!!!!!!

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July 10th, 2010 Kathy CA

I would get lots of calls from "Leukemia Society" but would not answer when I saw that on the Caller ID. I'm on the DNC list and really didn't feel like dealing with these jerks who should not be calling! Now I get a call or two EVERY day from numbers listed as "Toll Free Call".

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July 6th, 2010 Pa. Lady PA

called again...........hangs up now before machine even comes on.
Caller ID says unknown.

July 1st, 2010 D IA

Revenge: You can also get them at WalMart cheeper. Look for them in the Marine section. These are used for boaters.. Have been using this method for about a year. It blowes their ear wax thru their head and out the other ear.

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June 30th, 2010 Bonnie PA

Several seconds of silence followed by a disconnect after I answered.

I am on the 'do not call' list.

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June 28th, 2010 Brenda NY

My phone number is listed in both national and state DO NOT CALL directories, yet these calls persist, especially during non-business hours. FBI take note!

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June 25th, 2010 herold WY

My caller ID said the call was from "TOLL FREE," so I did not answer. They left no message on my answering machine.

June 24th, 2010 GET REVENGE

Just for fun, if you are working or living in an environment that you could do this in, answer the phone whenever a suspected telemarketer is on the line. If you hear a real human voice and they start their shpeel, hold a gas charged air-horn to the phone & blast them for a second or two! You can get them from amazon.com for as little as $7.00 for the 1.4oz can or under $30.00 for the 8oz which will last a very long time if used in short bursts. Refill 8oz cans are about $16.00. Free Shipping often available on orders over $25.00!

Even if it's a recording, wait and see if a human takes over the call or if there is an option for them to start recording you, then blast them!

Don't get mad, GET REVENGE!

June 24th, 2010 sick of them OH

Will NOT remove name/number from their calling lists despite repeated requests to their many, many numbers. Very inconsiderate when calling before 8 AM and after 10 PM.

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June 24th, 2010 Sick of them OH

They call from about 10 different numbers, before 8 AM, after 10 PM, despite being told to remove my number from their lists.
Charity or not, they need to have some respect.

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June 23rd, 2010 flintoid MI

I called from a pay phone - CONFIRMED = Leukemia bunch (you get an automated answering system identifying them as such). After MONTHS of calls from many different numbers associated with these people, I finally tried their "press 1" and entered the number they have been plaguing. Their robot says the number will be removed.

I believe they got my number as a spinoff of me sponsoring a female runner in a fundraiser for Leukemia/Lymphoma - SEVEN YEARS AGO.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team In Training - Train for a Marathon, Half Marathon,Triathlon, Bike Ride or Hike or....

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June 22nd, 2010 igetit MI

Calls me daily, sometimes several times per day. I have discussed with them the fact that I am not contributing to their cause because I have recently campaigned for and contributed to another cancer org.. I have asked them to please stop phoning me, but they continue to harrass us.

June 22nd, 2010 nUnasavory MI

CONFIRMED : Leukemia / Lymphoma Society. You'll get a recording offering "(Welcome to the Leukemia... blah blah...) Press 1"

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June 21st, 2010 GNH TX

This is one of the Leukemia Society's numbers and comes up as CLOTH DONATIONS on my caller ID. They never speak when I answer and never leave a message but they call numerous times per day. I called their main number @ (817)273-5500. I asked the lady who answered to remove me from their phone list. She was very kind. She said they do arrange for pickup of clothing donations. We shall see if they quit calling though. If they just want donations then why doesn't anyone ever speak or leave a message when they call? Seems kind of a shady way of doing business.

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June 21st, 2010 flintoid MI

at 11:56am.SUNday. My caller ID is full of calls from these guys from oh, say, eight different numbers including ordinary, and toll free, and even cellular numbers.

June 20th, 2010 irritated NC

They called on 6/19 and 6/20. I am also on the National Registry "do not call" list. I called the number back on 6/19, and there is an "opt out" option. Alot of good it did me....they called again anyway.

June 20th, 2010 me SC

they left no message

June 20th, 2010 vw GA

It Father's day and no message but didnt answer it. wouldnt have if my family had been here for the special day. I am on no call list and had over 8 calls lastweek for different nbrs. Summer seem to be bad time
like they think everyone be home,duh!

June 20th, 2010 jayboy GA

No message

June 20th, 2010 angry FL

They call a lot and don't leave a message. I am on the do not call list.

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June 14th, 2010 nUnsavory MI

I let the FAX talk to their ear - no callback for several days, then 3 more calls, all different nums, 2-4 days later.

June 14th, 2010 Kay IL

Eight calls from them over the past week. Have answered on second ring before machine picks up, and it hangs up. I don't even think there's anyone on the other end, it's just looking for legitimate numbers.

June 5th, 2010 Steinway1920 PA

I got (410) 968-7971 and it said Leukemia Society. I called it back and it said if I would like to remove my number from this calling list please put in my number. I certainly did not do that because I think they need to know if my number is valid and who knows what the hell they would do after that! So DO NOT PUT YOUR NUMBER IN because it would only validate it for them and who knows what information they can get from it.

June 5th, 2010 wcwerner IL

This has to be the biggest scumbag charitable organization in history. What a scheme...bombard you with calls, each time with a different phone number to get past call blocking...they'll never see a dime from me. We need to revise the DNC laws.

June 5th, 2010 J.

Many calls from this number-no messages ever left!!!!
I called back to find out it's leukemia and lymphoma society-they're calling under many numbers and locations on caller ID. I've requested to have my number removed-my phone number may just get transferred to another location to have them start calling me?

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June 2nd, 2010 Texas TX

The call every night. Very annoying. I called (817)273-5500 and asked to be removed. They asked me for my name and zip code which I declined to share.

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May 30th, 2010 ds

Lukemia foundation asking for money for kids

May 28th, 2010 Drew CO

I have a Panasonic phone that allows me to block numbers. The leukemia society apparently has unlimited funds because I now have blocked over a dozen different numbers for them.

May 25th, 2010 ragamuffin CA

No message left. Have no clue what it is.

May 20th, 2010 Barbara MA

This was a solicitation from the Lukemia/Lymphoma Society. They were looking for people to send out solicitations for money to their neighbors.

May 13th, 2010 Eileen

I don't know how to get rid of these calls.

May 1st, 2010 Resident RI

Infocision is a telemarketer based in Akron, Ohio and routinely runs aggressive campaigns for charity and political groups. Here is a potentially incomplete list of their past and current clients for the year 2010:

Alzheimers Association
American Cancer
American Diabetes
American Heart
American Institute for Cancer Research
American Lung
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation
Ave Maria University
ChildFund International
Concerned Women for America
Coral Ridge Ministries
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
Faith & Freedom Coalition
Habitat for Humanity
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews
Jewish National Fund
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
March of Dimes
Media Research Center
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Open Doors
Operation Blessing
Prison Fellowship Ministries
Saint Jude
Smile Train
Telecom Pioneers
UNICEF
United States Citizens Association
US English

Recent Infocision tactics include predictive dialing and the use of multiple rotating numbers to frustrate caller blocking. Because campaigns can run for weeks and months, the call center is encouraged (if not obliged by contract) to keep pelting the same unresponsive targets through the bitter end. Charities are among the FTC DNC exemptions, even if third party for-profit firms are involved in collection.

Note that there may be overlap with other telemarketing firms working the same accounts in parallel, such as Donor Services Group, Echo Marketing, MDS, and Telefund. However, as phone campaigns from client groups also tend to overlap, it is quite possible (and has already happened here) to receive calls by the dozen each week. Ostensibly they are from different sources but often they all originate from Infocision.

This means that while you may successfully get on the internal DNC list for a single client group, Infocision is bound to call again soon for any of their other thirty-odd clients. Stronger countermeasures may require entry into a master DNC list for the call center itself, a sort of blanket protection. Sometimes you may get satisfaction from contacting the charity or interest group directly and reporting to them the irritation caused by its hired phone jockeys.

However, my records show that the same charities and PACs run the same campaigns at the same times each year. Some will add a call recipient to internal DNC as requested, then conveniently forget the request just in time for the next campaign. If comments to these caller databases sound strident, it's only because we are so very tired of saying "no" every day we are near a ringing phone and having to repeat and redirect our requests.

April 26th, 2010 Raymond Lloyd PA

Showed as Unknown with Crisfield Md ID. Rang 4X before it disconnected.

April 23rd, 2010 StingrayJG CT

Called yesterday (04-22-2010) 1:58pm. Left no message. Based on feedback on this page it's probably some tele-stalkers hiding behind the cloak of charity-immunity from the do not call list looking to harass people again. Just gonna block it. Buh-bye.

April 14th, 2010 meghansmommy PA

i called back and it said it was the leukemia/lymphoma society.
we're on the do not call list and have not ever had anything to do with this company... i guess non profits are exempt from the dnc?

April 14th, 2010 Eileen MA

No msg

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April 8th, 2010 Gladys T TX

I received a call from this 214-273-5547 on caller shows Cloth Donation. Ask if I can donate clothes and toys and said a truck will be in my area, I said yes and the lady confirmed my address. I was suprise b'cos my phone is not listed. I call the number back and I received the number is not available call later. What company is Cloth Donation and how do they get unlisted numbers and addresses?

January 30th, 2010 Red Oak TX TX

THIS NUMBER HAS COME UP MULTIPLE TIMES DAILY FOR MONTHS NOW. UNTIL THIS WEEK, THE ONLY INFO SHOWING ON CALLER ID WAS JUST THE NUMBER. NOW IT ALSO SAYS "CLOTH DONATIONS." IF I DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS, I DON'T PICK UP! I HAVE INTERNET LIKE MOST OF AMERICA, AND I AM MORE THAN CAPABLE OF LOOKING UP A BUSINESS AND TELE NUMBER IF I REQUIRE SERVICES OF ANY KIND. I NEVER RESPOND TO SOLICITATION CALLS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER THEY ARE SELLING ALARM SYSTEMS OR WANTING MY USED DUDS. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME THAT THE "DO NOT CALL REGISTRY" DOESN'T REQUIRE CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS TO BACK OFF LIKE ANY OTHER TELEMARKETER.

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January 26th, 2010 Richard PA

Direct Advantage / Outreach Associates does not call on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and your figures below on percentage of the funds to charities . Call the number on your caller ID and request to be removed from the phone list, and you will no longer receive calls from them.

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January 14th, 2010 Barbara TX

Quit calling me.

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December 16th, 2009 Anne OR

This company, DAM or Direct Advantage Marketing (aka Outreach Associates) calls on behalf of charities whom you may have supported in the past. Only 46% of the moneies they collect go to the charities, though.

On another website, someone who actually worked in their call center reported dishonest practices -- they were supposed to try and get your credit card number "at all costs" and if you weren't comfortable with that, they'd give you an 800 number where you could supposedly give it "safely." But that number simply went to someone else in the call center.

Please do at least two things to help quash this B.S.

1) Report the number to the FCC and mention the harassment aspects (calling several times a day, using up cell phone minutes, calling late at night, giving the fake "secure" number to get your credit card numbers.)

2) Call this company at 412-381-2300. I believe it's option 4 you press to have your number removed from their calling list. The person will be 'VERY POLITE,' which unfortunately pacifies a lot of people. Go along with the politeness, but don't believe it. Just have them remove your number from the list, and be SURE to ask them the charities on whose behalf they're calling you.

THEN -- HERE's PROBABLY THE ONLY THING THAT MIGHT WORK -- CONTACT those charities and state that you absolutely withdraw any support, and will flood the internet with suggestions to others to follow suit, unless and until that charity stops doing business with this harassing fund-raiser, Direct Advantage Marketing.

Point out that less than half the monies collected go to the charity anyway, so they may as well just do their own fundraising. Point out that the dishonest, harassing behaviour of DAM reflects VERY BADLY on the charity, and you don't want to be associated with, much less support, anyone who essentially uses strong-armed goons to do their fundraising.

If they just suggest you "opt out" of being contacted, do that, but also stick to your guns about how you won't support them any more unless they stop doing business with harassers.

Lastly: I don't believe them when they say my name is removed from this list. As this helpful website proves, they use any number of Caller ID's. My bet is, they just switch you to another list.

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December 11th, 2009 Jeff

I called the LEUKEMIA SOCIETY at (817)273-5500 and they said that (817)273-5547 IS their dialer number and they said that they would take my number off of their list right away.

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December 10th, 2009 Adam E. PA

I gave $35 twice to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which hardly makes me a huge donor. they have called every day, even weekends, sometimes twice per day. I looked here and did the call-back where I could press "1" to remove me from the list. They are still calling me. Whenever I pick up the phone, no one ever picks up so I can talk to them about removing me.

I don't really know what to do. I think it's a worthwhile charity, but their fundraising is deplorable. They've sent me letters asking for more money every week and the calls keep coming. I am almost at the point where I won't donate to them because they are harassing me. And like many of the people here, I get them later at night or on weekends. This is slimy, and I never give charities my phone numbers. I am going to have my cable company that provides my phone number unlist it and I am going to start thinking about charities that waste money by bombarding people with this stuff any money.

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November 21st, 2009 Coe TX

For a week, this number calls every day, different times. No one answers when I say hello.

November 7th, 2009 Fred Feuerstein TX

Came up on the CID as "Unavailable.". If this is in fact a number for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, they are a legitimate organization. We have donated used clothing and other small home items to them before.
However, today they called, asked for my wife by name then when I said she was "...not available can I take a message." They just said "Okay" and freaking hung up on me. Didn't even bother to identify who they were. Note to LLS, if this was one of your calls, this is NOT a very public friendly way to present yourself to potential donors (especially in the caller ID/internet age when we can google your number and figure out who you are). I WILL remember this.

October 28th, 2009 Tracy

I live in 817 so I don't know why this number would come up "unknown name" but it is.

October 21st, 2009 C Radford TX

Got calls from 817 273-5547. When picked up, no one is there. When I called the number back, got a message that call could not be completed as dialed.

October 17th, 2009 Melissa TX

They've been calling this morning with no answer when I pick up. They are checking the responses for the best time to call my number. I get calls from them on a monthly basis and they do not stop until I pick up and say "no, we don't have any goods to donate". Looking them up on the Charity watch sites, I don't see them listed and I don't donate to phone calls. Period.

October 1st, 2009 Plano TX TX

My caller ID always says OUT OF AREA, but I know the area code of 817 is Ft. Worth, Texas metroplex. Glad to find out Who Called me!

September 23rd, 2009 Michelle

Caller ID pops up unknown caller. They have called several times today, but hang up after answer machine picks up. If they are going to call it would be nice to leave a message so people know who is calling and why. Is this for donations??? I do give to this organization, but if they aren't going to leave a message, then maybe I should stop giving since they can't seem to be professional.

August 24th, 2009 Cassandra TX

Caller said Leukemia Society calling about truck in area & would I have clothes or household items for pickup.

(866) 460-0286

August 9th, 2009 Gemma AZ

Received many calls from this number. No message. Some calls as eary as 8 AM and like this one, on a Sunday.

August 2nd, 2009 RB OH

I see that they called my house yesterday on the caller ID. They seem to call several times in a day. I wish that they would leave a message of some sort of message or better yet, leave me alone.

July 27th, 2009 SD

pests!!!
also called from numbers 775-319-1592, 866-323-5429, 435-294-1281, 208-991-1209, 801-618-2059, 775-319-1592.
They just keep calling and calling even after 9.00pm and on weekends.

(817) 273-5547

July 16th, 2009 MPH TX

This number called my residence insistently--the called ID shows the number - an Unknown Name--it is very annoying.

July 14th, 2009 mp TX

calling to offer to put a home alarm system in the home at no charge. they also have people going door to door. this is crazy.. they just dont stop.
its really a scam to wire your house with wireless alarm system that in the end you will pay cellular fees to have hooked up. it runs off the verizon or sprint network.

its really not worth it.

(866) 460-0286

July 8th, 2009 KK AZ

I used the "Contact Us" via e-mail at the Leukemia and Lymphoma website to request no more calls. Hope that works. Jack has a good point about "let them call." It is stupidity. Mindless, brute force marketing. What a waste of donated money. And these big non-profits insist that their executives deserve outrageous salaries?! Unbelievable.

June 5th, 2009 Jack KY

Let the charities call. If they are stupid enough to keep calling people who want off their list, they are losing money. How? It costs $$$ to call long distance... It costs $$$ to hire someone to call me... It costs $$$ for their office space, phone system, etc. And how much money do they get from me? NOT A CENT! So, I am a liability rather than an asset. Everytime they call me they are losing money. If I owned a non-profit company, I would not call people that did not donate and wanted off my list... What they are doing is absolute stupidity.

May 12th, 2009 Harold FL

They're baaack! Now they don't answer calls to their own number to be taken off the calling list.

May 12th, 2009 Wood

I getting two or three calls a week from this peoples and I use a tty phone so I traced this nbrs thru website to find out.
It a pain cause I keep the grandbaby few days a week and I know the phone ring alert her and all I know to do is take the phone off the hook but dont wont
to do that. I have caller id and that way I called my relatives thru tty phone.
All I hope to do is they give up one of this day or make a report to Disability act law and filed complaint.

(845) 790-8097

April 16th, 2009 Susan

I am quite certain this is a "disguised call" - someone calls from their home, does not want you to know they are calling, and they go through a third party that disguises the origin of the call. Perfect for people having affairs. The service is called spoof card and explicitly says it's perfect for your affair to use to cover his/her call: www.spoofcard.com

March 9th, 2009 MMM IN

Phone rang @ 11:37 am with the caller ID of Thankyoufrm LLS. I didn't pick up & they didn't leave a message

March 9th, 2009 StingrayJG

If you just started receiving these calls, get ready for more. I've gotten bombarded by them in the past and they usually carpet-bomb you daily (sometimes several times daily) for several days in a row or longer. I never pick up and they never leave messages. This is not the actual Leukemia Lymphoma Society but rather some outfit of a-hole telestalkers that act on their behalf. It's happened to me before in the past and the calls usually come like a downpour of rain and then eventually stop. You may also get a caller ID of 845-790-8098 with same name or it will say "LEUKEMIA LYMPHSOC" It's the same jerks as this number, just one digit off on the phone number. Oh, and weekends mean nothing to them. They called with the 8098 ID yesterday (Sunday!) at 3:33pm and this morning using the 8097 ID at 9:16 this morning.

March 6th, 2009 Chi

Caller did not leave a msg.

March 6th, 2009 XLR8ED Media MI

Home sick today 3/6/09. Phone rings at 11:34am est. I didn't recognize the caller so I didn't answer. Curious to know more about ThankYouFrmLLS - I Googled the name. I noticed that these yahoo's are using 4 different numbers but don't really get or say anything when they do answer. One respondent inquires into the cost of answering this call. Is there some ploy or trick that they are using our phone numbers for simply by answering the call or saying hello?
So far, I have only received one call. I will inform my wife so she doesn't answer the call either. But still, questions remain - What is their purpose? Is there any way to put companies/pranksters like this out of business or fined, anything?

March 1st, 2009 MLA TX

caller never leaves message

March 1st, 2009 a busy mom CA

Hi is (my name) there. I said "Who is calling?" They hung up. HOW RUDE!!!

February 28th, 2009 Response
February 28th, 2009 The Mutt

Answered the phone and they said that they wanted me to mail (for me to pay postage) my neighbors requesting donations and then send it to them? Is this legit?

February 26th, 2009 Fred CA

Got one today, February 25, 2009