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

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mediaservices calls from 2 phone numbers:

231-224-2070 801-823-2023

200 Comments

(801) 823-2023

May 6th, 2013 Talona TX

They call me around 8pm several nights in a row ... do not say anything when I answer & have called @ 8am &say nothing. They alsoo call in the mornings & say nothing. I wish they would STOP.

March 25th, 2013 Amy FL

They keep calling my home all day Sunday

March 24th, 2013 Quickstep MS

None

March 17th, 2013 LMM PA

I received several phone calls from this number around 9:30 pm. I have school age children sleeping at this time. This week they had PSSA (PA State assessment tests) and yet the phone rang late at night to wake them several nights. Nobody ever answers the phone so I can tell them to stop calling. I am also on the "Do Not Call" registry!

March 16th, 2013 L. Meitzler PA

I received several phone calls from this number around 9:30 pm. I have school age children sleeping at this time. This week they had PSSA (PA State assessment tests) and yet the phone rang late at night to wake them several nights. Nobody ever answers the phone so I can tell them to stop calling. I am also on the "Do Not Call" registry!

March 5th, 2013 Annoyed also AZ

I have received 2 calls from this number within 20 minutes. It just beeps. I stay on the line, and then a hang up and fast busy signal......How annoying.

February 23rd, 2013 tired VA

Caller ID showed unknown name, person said they were an independent research group asking questions about Social Security. Am on do not call. Time: 6:51 pm.

February 21st, 2013 jim carlin OK

801 823 2023 calls 9 pm leaves no message

February 20th, 2013 jim NY

When i answered the phone, there was a beep and then it was hung up. Then a busy signal.

February 16th, 2013 Anon MA

Please stop allowing Keiyoro to play the victim, thanks.

January 30th, 2013 D OH

Called 4 times tonight !! I answered once - no one responds.

January 15th, 2013 Masked Avenger CA

When they call your cell phone do what I do. Answer it Verizon (insert your own provider) Security and immediately ask the caller to identify themselves, give the name and location of their company, ask the purpose of the call, and advise that you have "captured" this number per a federal warrant from the FCC based upon their customer's complaint. So far the score is: Callers 0 Us 5. Simple way to have some fun and scare them off. Be sure you do it each time they call. Takes only 2 or 3 times.

January 2nd, 2013 Anthony ON Canada

I'm getting these calls as well and I'm in ontario Canada and there's no reason for anyone to be calling me from there!

December 30th, 2012 Annoyed AL

Called on Sunday. When I answered the line just beeped

December 17th, 2012 John WA

Call from Ogden, UT at 801-801-2021. This call came in on a Sunday at 5:12pm.

December 13th, 2012 Keiyoro CA

I sign up for one jailbait website, and they won't stop calling. I didn't even get to see anything good.

December 13th, 2012 California CA

This number has been calling me in San Jose, California for a couple weeks now. Three calls this evening so far, most recent was at 8:36 PM PT. I know these calls are BS (unfamiliar no-name and number) so I never answer it.

December 5th, 2012 collecting AZ

Be assured, "survey info" trickles on to many users. I believe this caller is just a subcontractor for a collection company trying to locate a debtor. They call relentlessly day and night. Clearly a nuisance in need of better accountability/regulation.

November 29th, 2012 not ok with it OH

These knuck heads call us every day.

November 27th, 2012 infowarrior VA

Called number back and got message you have reached "Opinionology" a survey group. Please visit opinionology.com for more information.

November 26th, 2012 Concerned NC

I received a phone call from a gentleman from this number 801-823-2023, he asked to speak to an teenager in the household. I confirmed that you want to speak to a teenager possibly a minor and he was like yes, I told him don’t you think that is maybe illegal, he said didn’t think it was. I lost my composure and proceeded to holler at him up one side and down the other and told him to never call again. I am pretty sure I will get another call tomorrow. He said he was from JD power and associates conducting a survey, but with a teenager and possibly a minor, Get real.

November 15th, 2012 Irritated MI

Just started getting calls and considering it's an election "poll" - someone needs to tell them the election is over
Very annoying

November 15th, 2012 702bILL NV

I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER AND THE CALLER Id SAID OGDEN UTAH. I ANSWERED "HELLO" AND THEY HUNG UP ON ME.

November 11th, 2012 CB MT

I get 2 or 3 calls a week from these numbers (2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023). I have called to be removed several times but still get them after months of requests to be removed. They are obnoxious idiots!

November 1st, 2012 Pixie

no caller id - no message left

October 25th, 2012 Annoyed FL

Called me at 9:28pm... Kind if late for this nonsense. Didn't answer, no message left.

October 23rd, 2012 sharon CA

All I can say is thank goodness for call blocking. If they use another phone number to call,I will block that too.

October 20th, 2012 Al CA

I get a beep and then it hangs up. Get a daily call from this number.

October 18th, 2012 Scott WI

They keep calling on my cell phone. I alternate what I tell them. Yesterday I told them I was voting for Ross Perot as a write-in. Today I just told the chick she sounded hot and asked what she was wearing. She laughed and hung up

October 11th, 2012 Jim MI

Called three times today. Won't leave a message.

October 10th, 2012 Terri CO

Called multiple times at 7- 8 pm and they just hung up but the fourth time I spoke to a woman who kept asking me who I would vote for in the coming election. But the people she asked me about are not running for any office in the state I reside in - Colorado - the names seem to be be made up! I am fairly active politically and I knew that the names were bogus. very weird. some sort of scam!

October 10th, 2012 Michelle WA

Caller hungup

October 9th, 2012 Anne WA

Called at 9:25pm--a little late for this, I think. No message left.

October 3rd, 2012 KH WI

Got to phone too late, however didn't recognize the # when I did. MUMBLED message was left that we were unable to understand or decipher. The continual calls drive me nuts! Think this is the same number that I did pick up & he said they weren't selling anything, didn't want any money & asked if I had time for a survey. Trying to meet a work deadline, so said no & asked that they not call back. Received another call shortly after from them.

October 3rd, 2012 Annoyed MD

no name on caller ID display.

October 3rd, 2012 Michael C. MN

Didn't recognize #, didn't answer.
10/2/12 7:31pm CT.

October 3rd, 2012 nobody IA

no one on the other line -- they have called 3 times today - the last time was 9:54 p.m, the time before was 9:18 p.m. -- I was sleeping. please please do something -- I thought telemarketing, political calls, etc. after 9 p.m.

October 2nd, 2012 BP WI

This company is now called SSI (Global Surveying Service) changed from Opinionology. Call them at 1 203 567 7200 and complain and tell them to put you on a no call list. They did for me but will see if it works.

October 2nd, 2012 Corry WA

This is like the 9th time this number has called
It just says unknown name and when I go to answere it just beeps like a voicmail

Im gonna start calling him back

October 1st, 2012 Chuck MD

A call came in and it registered as Ogden, UT 801-823-2013 on my caller ID. A female asked if they could speak to an adult in the house, someone over 21. I responded that if I'm not an adult or the adult of the house then there was no one to talk with. Don't I sound like an adult. She said she was taking a survey and asked if I could spare her a few minutes. I said go ahead. She asked what is the likelihood that I would vote in this election and she gave me a several options. I said I was definitely going to vote in this election. She asked what year I was born. I said I don't think I want to tell you that. She asked if I could please give her the year. I hesitated and then relented and gave her my year of birth. She said thanks and that concluded the survey.

September 26th, 2012 nr CA

Seems that I'm on both DNC lists, the Do Not Call registry, and the Democratic Nat'l Committee list. I prefer the former any day.

September 21st, 2012 theroyalgs CA

When I explained to them..this was a patient hotline...only to be used for Hospitals, this is a Homecare Agency and to Never call on this line again...I hung up and they called back 4 more x. I see they have been reported over 700 times.Exactly how long does it take the Attorney General to finally do something about this

September 13th, 2012 CJ CA

Just pick-up and keep saying "hello?...hello?..is anyone there?" over and over no matter what they say. Always good for a belly laugh. They'll stop calling but I won't stop laughing!

September 5th, 2012 sue

received call from this number Sept 5th, 8pm.

September 1st, 2012 Nicola MA

They claimed to be from Mass Dept of Public Health. They have called several times this week and never leave a message.

August 10th, 2012 gga CO

Did not answer hung up when machine answered.

August 7th, 2012 Annoyed UT

Got the call answered because have a funeral in the family in a few days. No one there how annoying

July 18th, 2012 timmyj WI

call every night at 8:30. Land line will soon be history thanks to calls like this.

July 11th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Olga, no one reading this page can ''get them to stop calling'' on your behalf. A survey firm like this is not going to hide its headquarters contact information. If verbal demands to cease calling won't work, put them in print with whatever phone numbers are affected and send them USPS Certified with return card.

July 11th, 2012 Olga WA

get them to stop calling!

July 10th, 2012 Phoned2Death

Constant harrassing phone calls that claim exemption from the DNC database under the guise that they are a

July 8th, 2012 Michael WI

Didn't answer because I didn't recognize the numberand area code.

June 22nd, 2012 Nicoma PA

They keep calling my self phone. I finally answered and they said it was a survey and asked me about my phone service, how much I use a land line versus a cell phone. Then she hung up. They called back twice within a couple hours but it there was nobody on the line when I answered. Now I just want to puck with them

March 21st, 2012 Karen TX

A call from this # around 2:30 p.m.--I didn't answer. If they call again I will answer and tell the caller I am not interested and not to call my home again. If they do, they will get an ear full, of me screaming at the very top of my lungs. I keep a list of numbers that called me by my phone for that purpose. Fight back!

March 2nd, 2012 DontAnswer MA

Didn't answer...went to voice-mail, but no message left.

February 15th, 2012 buldak WI

stop calling here.

January 8th, 2012 Jim FL

This number has called my phone six times in two days. Its a non english speaking person want to talk to registered voters in the house. Do not call should apply to politcal ads and surveys.

October 19th, 2011 tallent MA

Asked to speak to a specific member of our household regarding a survey.

October 14th, 2011 reporter WV

Hung up when answered.

October 11th, 2011 jh60 NE

called 3 times in 2 hours, never left a message

October 2nd, 2011 Belvedere TX

Political survey

October 2nd, 2011 KDel NE

What I want to know is how they get cell numbers that arent given out.

September 15th, 2011 npolson SD

This number has called multiple times past week. will call and no one is on the line. Has called 2-3 tme per day, usually one around 5:30-6:00 pm and one 8-9 pm. We are on the do not call list.

September 10th, 2011 Paul Anderson

I just got a call from this number. Only thing on Caller ID was the number. Said Hello and was greeted by silence. Its 2:15 on a Saturday afternoon.

August 17th, 2011 Jan NY

TO ALL who have been getting phone calls that are on a, do not call list, have unlisted numbers and so on.
I have been getting calls from the above number and others.
So to get even, I warn them 1st to please stop calling. If they will not stop, I tell them, they will hear the following, I BLOW A WHISTLE into the phone. It's just too bad. Some of my friends are also using horns, pots with a spoon, etc.
I have told my congressman, gave a list of the numbers, and nothing stops these people who do not understand the word NO.

So far I have been getting only one or two calls a day and noticed a major vast improvement.
I guess losing your hearing is more important, then making a call.
I know I and many normal people, would stop calling people who gave you an earful of a whistle!
Good Luck and pass on the whistle idea.

August 4th, 2011 CO CO

Been receiving calls from this number almost every night 8-9pm. First time she just asked if there were registered voters in the household. I said no (a lie) and hung up. From then on, I just pick up the phone and hang it right back up, disconnecting them. Sometimes, that might backfire as they just want to know what is a good time to catch you home. I hate these people and WHY would they
call and not say anything, doesn't make sense. I'm going to report to the FTC.

July 30th, 2011 C FL

dead air, no one on the other end, but they keep calling

July 1st, 2011 jessica

calls all the time but never says nothing.

June 28th, 2011 Joseph FL

They called twice today. There is a front end recording greeting where a female claims that it is not a sales call and asks to speak to the head of household. When I responded, no one responded. I think that they just robocalling numbers. If someone answers one of the lines then the others go unanswered, like mine today. So I believe that their autodialer will call again.

A little research shows that this is a survey research company called Opinionology from Orem, UT (the caller ID of "Ogden UT" is just a diversion). They were previously "Western Wats". They have a web site, westernwats.com, but you need a login and password to glean any survey results - probably for paid clients only. They have an EU Safe Harbor Truste affiliation, so they are probably a global company. I really don't think that they are trying to harrass anyone, because that would not get respondents. Their autodialer and response techniques may be a little aggressive, however.

Anytime the politicans throw their hats in the ring, we start getting these phone calls, so that's my guess. It happened before the previous preesidential election, and I'm sure that it will go on for this one as well. They'll try a number of times and flag your number then just quit calling. Don't get your blood pressure up. Stay cool. ;) :)

June 7th, 2011 SoCal CA

They have called 2 times tonight. The last call was at 8:58 PM and they do not leave messages. We are on the Do Not Call list. If they call back and it is a survey, I will have fun with them and make up random answers LOL

May 16th, 2011 Spokanner WA

Just came home and found this number and Ogden UT on my caller ID.

They didn't have the courtesy to leave a message.

May 14th, 2011 Dee OR

Called and asked to speak to the head of household.... 801-823-2023 / 6:53PM ( PST ) Ogden, Utah . I tole them to take my name off any all their lists, I would NOT accept their calls, and would not tell them anything.. GO AWAY !!!!

May 1st, 2011 unknown PA

These people continue to call my house and then hang up when I say hello. My husband had answered the phone and she had wanted to know personal information about him, and then wanted him to do a survey. When he had answered the phone (cindy) had answered the phone and asked for an adult in the household.So since she was on speaker phone, my husband and I were both talking to her. She didnt speak english, and kept rambling on making him say definite no or yes, for a question she would tell him to answer yes or no. Then my husband had to leave the room for a min. and I went to go finish the survey and she got smart with me and told me she refused to take us off of their calling list. I told her this is harassment and it will be reported if she continued to keep us on the calling list. I asked her for the company name and she told me target.consultants, that is all she gave me. She got a bigger attitude with me and hung the phone up.

April 11th, 2011 bananawoman AK

Called three times today. On the third call their number displayed. I was on the phone with a relative so I did not answer this call but as soon as I was off the phone I blocked their number...then I looked them up here and I am glad I did. I have the Panasonic phone listed below and I love the call blocking option. This is a great feature and I do make use of it.......the DNC registry does not work with surveys - but callblock certainly does!

April 8th, 2011 geo CT

calls every evening about 7-8 PM for about 2 weeks now. Does not leave message. If we answer, no one is there and then they hang up.

March 4th, 2011 Bubba VA

They keep calling asking for a registered voter. Now, why a few, "STOP CALLING US" comments wouldn't stop the calls is beyond me. Possibly, next time I will answer the survey, and LIE, LIE, LIE!

February 26th, 2011 Bubba VA

Looking for a registered voter for a survey. I just hung up on them and have now blocked them.

February 6th, 2011 THE CAP MD

Have called six times looking for a registered voter.

December 9th, 2010 kbcallie TX

It's a survey company, they want you to take a survey about your electricity usage.

December 8th, 2010 Resident47 RI

In this era of number spoofing and CID munging there is no absolute certainty, which is why these mystery caller databases exist. You'll sometimes have to compare the comments you find against the pattern and content of calls you receive to make a positive ID.

December 8th, 2010 Concerned TX

I do not know who this company is... every time they call, I answer the phone and there is silence on the other end. I am dumb founded at all of the other comment: one comment is that the company is a voting or survey company, another is a bill collector, and the other is prank calling. I am concerned because we have a private phone number and we do not know how this person got our information.

December 2nd, 2010 Max TN

I think these folks, and all the other callers like them, have multiple numbers now, so even using call block doesn't stop the calls completely. But I do block them. And I don't answer the phone EVER unless I know who is calling. If it's important, anyone would leave a message. If they call multiple times without leaving a message, I just block them because then it's obvious they don't even know me and have no legitimate reason to call me. No more interruptions.

November 19th, 2010 Out of Area

Caller asked for male adult of the family

November 17th, 2010 Scott CA

"Jeff
Caller thought she had a live person, but was really caught up in voicemail....she kept asking "for a registered voter....hello is anyone there"? She then hung up, but has called two more times this evening."

I had this exact same thing happen on my work phone!

I'm going to call them back and tell them to remove me from their list. Because they are calling regarding voters, they are allowed by law to call even if you're on the DNC registry. It stinks, but look who wrote the laws!

October 24th, 2010 Kris IN

they called several times today since 2:30 this afternoon, until 8:30pm this evening. According to my caller id they called 6 times.

October 22nd, 2010 Kevin FL

Called 2 times in a row left voice mail asking if there was a registered voter in the home. This is like the 4th time in a week!

October 21st, 2010 WP

They left no message. We don't pick up if we don't recognize the name or number.

October 19th, 2010 Michi FL

They called with my full name and wanted to know if I was voting. This was a woman's voice.

October 18th, 2010 Norby BC Canada

Hello good afternoon this is Kate Gonzales and I'd like to speak to ...

October 6th, 2010 leonard tenorio NV

We recieved a call from this number and what sounded like a woman saying something in a sing-song voice to scare us on our answering service. My wife was shaking when she heard it and thought it was spooky. How do we stop this person from making future calls?

September 2nd, 2010 wayne matteson FL

stop calling my phone the # 772 873 1123

August 23rd, 2010 Linda FL

No one said anything when I answered

August 13th, 2010 Jeff FL

Caller thought she had a live person, but was really caught up in voicemail....she kept asking "for a registered voter....hello is anyone there"? She then hung up, but has called two more times this evening.

August 12th, 2010 8-11-2010 ON Canada

Got 3 calls in a row did not answer and they did not leave a message-801-823-2023 I am in zip cpode 63026

July 29th, 2010 Tom FL

They called my crop ph 3x this evening ( I have DNC) last one was at 9:20 pm
--- first call I thought it was a robot --- last two calls no one...

July 22nd, 2010 Sandy WI

Just received a call from 801-823-2023 asking for my husband regarding a survey.. I told her, "no, no, no" and hung up. She then called back and left the following message, "F_uck You".....nice

July 12th, 2010 Delaware DE

Did not answer.

July 8th, 2010 Michael

Call in the afternoon for the past 3 days (July 6-8, 2010). They have called before. Always no one speaks and after saying hello three times I hand up.

July 3rd, 2010 tl OH

They call 3-4 times a day the other number is 8018232021

June 21st, 2010 SGIFL FL

Did not answer

June 18th, 2010 Karen Baker FL

Forien accent, may be asian,a survey from my bank wants to know about my service.Since I know the people at my bank, I absolutely know this is a bothersome and hounding call. Never get to what they really want, I just keep telling them to STOP calling. They just won't stop...

May 26th, 2010 It is A Scam OH

Report them to your State Attorney General by phone or their Web site,Also report your calls to FTC
www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

May 25th, 2010 Roger TX

They wanted me to participate in a survey of problems the Country is facing. I told them I was not interested as I have before. I get a call from this company about once a week!

May 23rd, 2010 Ron FL

Could not understand her. Told her to call back when she got a better phone or connection.

May 12th, 2010 bps FL

I told the woman she has a reputation from one end of this country to the other and never to call my number again. Further investigation shows she works for www.westernwats.com, a national research/survey firm.

Frankly, I don't believe it, it was too easy to gather information about it.

I'll make the necessary federal reports to the appropriate agencies.

May 11th, 2010 SGIFL FL

Hung up

May 8th, 2010 Mary Germany

Western Wats
801 823-2023
westernwats.com
701 East Timpanogos Parkway
Building M
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801.373.7735

May 8th, 2010 David 02 Germany

Western Wats
801 823-2023
westernwats.com
701 East Timpanogos Parkway
Building M
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801.373.7735

May 8th, 2010 Ann OR

Caller ID showed "Out of area" and phone number (801) 823-2023. Left no message.

(231) 224-2070

May 3rd, 2010 Brian

Yeah,

I've gotten a bunch of these. Supposedly family oriented. Asks for "lady of house". Won't speak or give any explanation/information to the "man of the house".

(801) 823-2023

April 12th, 2010 Jim VA

Have called 30 times in past couple days. Noone on other end.

December 8th, 2009 info HI

I've met some of the people who work at this number. Most have police records (and a few are on sexual offender lists). So if they ask for the youngest member of the household, the person is not following the correct survey and off to get their jolly's off.

October 25th, 2009 Sgifl FL

Calls but doesn't answer

October 23rd, 2009 Doug FL

I called the number back, but blocked my caller ID so they wouldn't know it was me. The recording said the company is called Western Wats, and that they do market research. Their website address is WesternWats.com. Let's try to get them on a few spam lists so they can be annoyed like we are!

October 23rd, 2009 Doug FL

I called the number back, but blocked my caller ID so they wouldn't know it was me. The recording said the comapny is called Western Wats, and that they do market research. Their website address is WesternWats.com. Let's try to get them on a few spam lists so they can be annoyed like we are!

September 18th, 2009 Liz CA

When you answer either nobody is there or there is a delay. These calls are computer dialed by the thousands and when you pick up, they're transferred to a "live" person who is usually difficult to understand. If a telemarketer isn't available at that moment, you get hung up on. I used to wonder why anyone would call just to hang up. Anyway, I finally got sick of these calls every day so I boughtt a Telezapper on eBay for 10 bucks. It's well worth it. The calls have definitely slowed down alot!

September 18th, 2009 Lisa CO

They left a message yesterday and the caller is a female who is very hard to understand. She runs her words together and has an accent. I answered the phone today to hear the same woman asking for the youngest male member of my household. Being that the youngest male member of my household is 9 years old...I demanded to know who she was. She sounded annoyed by my questions and said it was a "veryinterestinggovernmentsurvey". I told her if it had anything to do with the government that I wanted NOTHING to do with it! She quickly hung up.

September 5th, 2009 CouldBeVeronica CA

Folks, I believe the reason these people get away with calling, in spite of the do not call list, is one of a few things:

1. Any company or affiliate you do any business with is at least partially exempt from the DNC rules. That means your bank, insurance, online and brick/mortar stores if you have provided them your phone number, mortgage co, utilities, credit cards, etc., or any company that they are affiliated with can call you no matter what your status on the DNC list is. You have to separately and individually opt out with these companies, and I believe you need to update your opt out status every so often.
2. Survey companies, such as this, can often get around DNC because they are not selling anything. It's the same way campaign calls are exempt from DNC.
3. New phone numbers have a certain grace period before they have to honor DNC, so a lot of businesses simply get new phone numbers every so often. They do this deliberately to skirt DNC, getting new numbers right before the old ones would become subject to DNC.
4. The DNC fines are small potatoes to companies making a lot of money calling people. Many companies simply choose to violate DNC and pay the penalties when they are caught, because they know that, statistically, they are only going to be caught on rare occasion. To them, it's worth it to keep violating the law because they only get caught a small % of the time and the penalties are very small compared to the revenues they earn from calling anyhow. It's a numbers game and, to them, the benefits far outweigh the penalties. The reward makes the risk worthwhile.
5. Offshore companies are virtually exempt from DNC because the US laws cannot be enforced where the US has no legal jurisdiction.

So, it isn't that DNC doesn't work, it's that there are too many loopholes. We need to pressure our legislators to tighten the loopholes. Make it a lot more difficult and expensive for the companies to get around DNC and we will get fewer annoying calls, at least from domestic companies (it's a lot harder to keep foreign companies from calling). Instead of spending time posting on these websites, we should instead be spending our time filing complaints with the FCC and trying to get our legislators to make the laws tougher. And, most importantly, we need to educate our friends and family. If people stopped buying things/enrolling in services/participating in surveys, there would be no money in making these calls and, by definition, they would stop. No company is going to stay in business when they aren't making money. These companies only make money when people take their calls and participate in what the caller is pitching (whether it's something that requires spending money or merely responding to a survey). It only takes a tiny percentage of calls to "pay off" by buying what they are selling or answering their questions if they are doing a survey to make it worthwhile for these companies. If we make it more difficult for these calls to yield anything, they will eventually call less often and eventually stop calling altogether. This is the most crucial part of the puzzle because even if we tighten the DNC laws and penalties for violation, if there's still money to be made in calling people, the business will simply move offshore where it is a lot more difficult or even impossible to enforce DNC laws. However, if the revenue stream from these calls dries up, so too will the calls.

September 5th, 2009 Jill CA

They call every couple of days, at least once. Called it back, went to their website, and called the number. There's an option to be put on the do not call list - let's see if it works. This organization is awful - I don't understand how they even make any money. EVERY TIME I have picked up there was nobody there! Maybe they simply make up information for their clients - wouldn't be surprised.

Why would they never speak? Maybe the callers are paid per call and they just want to keep dialing - it's weird.

September 4th, 2009 Carissa

Call just came in...so it seems...so many scam calls are coming in. I don' pick up.

August 30th, 2009 JIM CA

I wish these "people" would stop calling. This time I pushed "2" and got live operator. I let him have it with some four letter words and told them NOT TO CALL AGAIN!!! I doubt it did any good, but it wasted some of his time too.

August 26th, 2009 Angry

They have been on caller ID 4 times in the last two days . . .and just called tonight at 9pm. I finally answered and they asked to speak to the male voter in the house. I have filed a formal complaint with the Do Not Call registry. I encourage everyone who is tired of these calls to do the same!

August 25th, 2009 Mike NJ

If the "Do Not Call" law doesnt stop these people from calling, what is the next step to take this jerk down? I am so ready to get rid of my land line phone. They have no right to call and then not say anything or hang up or not leave a message. No right at all.

August 24th, 2009 Linda MO

They just called me at 9:30 at night on a Sunday..and just like Isabelle stated they did not say anything. Grrr

August 20th, 2009 JW NJ

I just had this number show up on my caller ID. No message left. Now I have a chance to use the new call block feature of my new phone!

August 16th, 2009 Isabelle AZ

It's me again. I was so mad after reading how many people they bothered (there are several websites with complaints about this number) that I went to the FCC website and filed a complaint online. Everyone should do this!
Just go to www.fcc.gov, look at the links on the left, click on Contacting the FCC, then look under To Obtain Information via E-mail or Online Form and click on File a Complaint. Then choose your complaint type, click Next at the bottom and it will lead you through the steps to file an online complaint.

August 16th, 2009 CLH TN

Time: 18:20 EST (US) Call about a servey.... Told them I wasn't interested ... Also informed them I am on a do not call list... was told that my number was computer generated ... (BS! IMHO) Hung up on them. This is the 2nd call from the same number today.

August 16th, 2009 Isabelle AZ

They call every day, sometimes 2 and 3 times a day. Sometimes they call at 9:30pm! This has been going on for weeks. They never say anything when I answer, just silence. I called the number back and got an automated message saying that they are Western Wats, a survey company. I'm going to see what I can do about these morons!!

August 3rd, 2009 Mordac85 OH

These morons called 6-8 times repeatedly but never answered. Good thing too.

July 20th, 2009 M CA

Hung up when answered. They know not to talk to me because my wife did not answer. We are on the do not call list as well, which is also worthless.

July 15th, 2009 R CA

Called me with a "local government" survey. Ended with "information that will help correlate responses" including number of people in household, age and, most disturbing, my name. I refused and she ended the call.

July 6th, 2009 V Wagner FL

This is the second time today this number has called. One a 7:53 pm and one at 4:42 pm today. They never leave a message and it is annoying.

June 28th, 2009 PB VA

Well...it's 5:51 p.m. and within the last two hours I've received 3) calls from whomever this is. I have no clue - there is never a message left and I'm not picking it up!

(231) 224-2070

May 18th, 2009 the dude

feature films , some kind of fucking Christian shit...fuck you soul-soliciting pig fuckers.

(801) 823-2023

May 15th, 2009 Suz PA

9:15pm I mean PM and 9:48pm I wish I could bold the PM part! The phone rang from these maroons...when I answered (startled of course)they woke my husband up...no one calls after 9pm they said thank for for taking this call and hung up! It was a live voice ,nice,young girl! Must not know the law about telemarketing after 9pm. Well rude awaking today! I have contacted my local Consumer protection office and the FTC...The do not call list is not working! I am MAD!!!!!!!!! You have went too far this time and pissed off the wrong person! See you in court!

(231) 224-2070

May 14th, 2009 Michelle OR

I made the mistake of buying some movies from this company 15 years ago. Somehow, several states and phone numbers later, they have found me again. They called my home and cell several times a week. I have tracked their calls online and they call from 7 different area codes. A month ago, I answered and told them to take me off their call list immediately.
They started calling again yesterday!

May 14th, 2009 sharon WA

feature family films

May 12th, 2009 anon

did not call back as i could not id them & is long distance. have rec'ed 2 other calls this week from 231 & 618 area codes. robocalls both & from MI. looked up on my computer & found you all. by the was the # they are calling is my cell

May 11th, 2009 do not call me WY

Left no message on voice mail. We are on National Do Not Call List. Reported to complaints.donotcall.gov

(801) 823-2023

April 26th, 2009 db CO

westernwats,a data collection company. www.westernwats.com
they call and leave a burping sound on my voicemail. Not worth the bother to pick up the phone.
db

April 18th, 2009 T-mobile user

Woman called, asked urgently (by name) for the person who signed up for our family plan. We JUST signed up and got the phones activated no less than 2 hours ago, so I thought something had gone wrong. She sounded very urgent and demanded to speak to _____ _____ (blanking out the name here). I said she is not available but I will take a message. She insisted it is very important and urgent and demanded to know if I had been in a T-mobile store recently. Now I am in a panic. I didn't purchase the plan, so I said no, then she hung up. Weird. Now I see it was a scam, but she had the full name of the person who just bought this family plan hours ago!!

April 18th, 2009 New York City NY

Three more hang ups from 801-823-2020 (which also comes in as 2021, 2022, 2023), and finally called Western Watts Data, a corporate phone survey company in Utah, which uses these lines. The central number is: 801-373-7735. Press "2" to get the "do not call" registry. I left a message, and lo and behold, five minutes later I got yet another call from 823-2020. This time I answered and a woman said she was conducting a survey for JPMorganChase Bank. Her voice on the line sounded digitized, but she was a real person, and I told her that if she didn't remove me from the call list, I would complain to the FCC and report the company to JPMorganChase. Not sure how much good this will do, but it's worth trying to call Western Watts to complain.

April 17th, 2009 New York City NY

hung up on answering machine three times in two hours

March 28th, 2009 Phil

Marketing, wanted me to participate in 12 to 15 minute survey.

March 21st, 2009 Thad TX

I'm actually grateful to have received so many calls from this number... It finally motivated me to install the Asterisk PBX script. :)

January 24th, 2009 telehater TX

Called at 8:45PM, after my kid had gone to bed. I hate these people. There MUST be some way to stop these idiots. Signing up for the Do Not Call list apparentlyl doesn't work. We're now getting calls every night between 8 and 9 from various numbers, unknown numbers, etc., always after my child has gone to bed. I would get rid of my land line if I could.

December 4th, 2008 PAresident PA

Receiving three calls per day--morning, early evening and 8:45 pm. Started a couple of days ago. 12/4/2008.

December 4th, 2008 Bob M. PA

Called @ 7:27pm on 12/3 - left no msg.

October 27th, 2008 Ryan IL

This firm has called me over 12 times in one day. I keep asking them to STOP calling me.. I have already reported the firm and the phone number to the FTC. I'm not sure how they got my cell phone number, but this is driving me nuts.

Number: 801-823-2023

October 23rd, 2008 Mike V. CA

10-22-08
7:19 pm

Less than 3 minutes after a call from 801-823-2020, which I screened, I received this call from virtually the same number. They claimed to be a polling firm and wanted to ask me political questions. After a few questions, it became apparent the questions were phrased in a manner to produce a positive feeling toward Republicans and negative feelings toward Democrats; that is, it was a "push" poll. I refused to answer any more questions and demanded the name of the firm behind the poll. They are the Winston Group (found online at WinstonGroup.net).

October 18th, 2008 firerant

This number called on 10/17/08 at around 8:45pm. When I picked up I heard a loud beep like someone was still dialing, then a distant-sounding voice that said they were such-and-such with some marketing research firm doing a survey. She sounded East Indian, pronounced Saint Louis "Sant Louise" the background noise sounded like 1000 other people talking. I told her I didn't have the time for a survey and after I hanging up I blocked the number.

In the last couple of days we've also had several dead-air calls from 801-823-2021, the same number as this - except for the last digit. I'd blocked that after the third call. Wish I could block everything from a given exchange.

(231) 224-2070

March 10th, 2008 SherlockH

Posters on other boards are reporting similar - that the "wholesome films" folks are no longer calling themselves Dove Foundation but instead using the Feature Films for Families name. These posters report the calls are made by a Canadian call center, who probably buy bulk telephone service in the USA. Guess it will the FCC and FTC some time to figure how to go after violators of the Do Not Call list who make calls from Canada. Dove Foundation is based in Grand Rapids, MI.

February 6th, 2008 Typewitch

Put a fax on the line, don't answer the call and let 'em eat fax. They all go away soon.

February 6th, 2008 pissed off guy OK

they are dumb fucks

January 31st, 2008 Tired

Folks, pick up the phone and place it by your TV or radio and walk away. Let them spend/waste their money.Don't ever say a word or even breath into the phone. That is what I do.....I love playing their games. Hey they got the money to waste, not me. After a while these idiots get the hint, at least they have from me.

January 29th, 2008 Teltsa CA

This is Feature Films for Families group they are comprising a survey of information for TV shows. If you would like more information on these people and find out who sold them your information which is called Private information provider list. Write this man
Matthew Coper
5282 South Commerce DR.
Suite D292
Murray UT. 84107

Ask this man vie letter for a listing of this companies private data provider list.
If you get a return or not that is another question.


More information on this company
Feature Films for Families

5286 Commerce Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801) 265-9205
canonist.com

January 28th, 2008 Crapper TX

(Automated) "Is the lady of the house available?"
(Automated) "Hi, Is the Lady of house available?"
(Automated) "I'm sorry (click)"
WTF

January 24th, 2008 hfsghsrtydty TX

i called this number back and they asked to take 20 seconds of your time to explain some kind of film entertainment.....if you have children under 16 yrs old in your house, how to help "clean up" entertainment......probably some pervs trying to use your kids in film

January 17th, 2008 Jim IL

Call from Cammy, 9:00pm on a week night. Kept talking over me, wouldn't stop. Said she got my number by typing a random series of numbers and she will call back. Hung up on me as I said do not call me anymore... This is so annoying, what is the point? Now they know they have a good # and will probably sell it to more assholes!

January 16th, 2008 Linda NB Canada

This number was on my phone yesterday but I didn't take the call, looked it up online and found this page. As I read it, I recognized the Kami voice recognition recording scenario and thought I'd have a bit of fun if I ever picked up that call in the future. Well...today, just after the unanswered call yesterday, from another number "Kami" did call me again. So as soon as I heard her recorded voice, I said, "Is this a recording?" and she cheerfully said, "Do I sound that bad?" and then the creepy deceptive Automaton LAUGHED!!!I repeated, "This is a recording." and Kami repeated her same exact statement and same creepy laugh! I then just repeated everything she said which screwed up the machine's ability to handle the constant interruption of my words so she ended up just skipping to the end of her spiel and thanking me for my taking time to listen or whatever. I can imagine a person could get a kick out of saying all sorts of things to Kami to see what her various responses might be...could be mildly entertaining on boring rainy day, or "fun" company for a very lonely fellow. hahaha

January 15th, 2008 JC UT

Called my cell...has called every other day this past week. I don't answer, they leave no message.

January 9th, 2008 CC

This interactive female voice recording keeps calling my cell phone - argh!@#!@# There's no way to ask her to take me off her list.

January 8th, 2008 Koz VA

They used to call my home phone. Now they are calling my cell. Very upsetting.

January 4th, 2008 justfur

I got a call from these people before and googled a florida number,
this time i answered it because I have friends in michigan... same
people. asked if i had kids or grandkids, said no and asked them
to take me off the list. hope they do.

where do they get all these cell phone numbers???

January 3rd, 2008 AJ IN

a female left a message on my voicemail saying something like, " thank you, sorry to have bothered you". weird.

December 22nd, 2007 Ralph PA

After their repetitive phonecalls (about 3 a week over the last 3 months = 36 phonecalls) I figured out what it is. It is not voice-recognition. Kami is a recording...but there is a human who clicks on the appropriate "canned" response that Kami should give. Maybe there is some time-savings...but I don't think it reflects the love that the Bible teaches.

December 19th, 2007 South Dakota SD

Got the call today, didn't answer it... Got similar call from "Mortgage Svcs" 571-283-3422

December 13th, 2007 Jen GA

These people also call with 571-283-6422 with caller id saying Kami & Robert. Very annoying.

December 13th, 2007 sandy VA

"Hi this is Kami, can I speak to the lady of the house?"

December 12th, 2007 Liz LA

Some family association representative called about how hollywood movies are too raunchy for children today. Though she said they do not endorse censoring, what she described was pretty much censorship of non-family movies and to promote even more family-oriented movies to be produced.

December 10th, 2007 RS NY

She said her name is Kami and was looking for the lady of the house. Well, the call came to my cell phone so I found it weird - and hung up. It sounded more like an automated message.

December 7th, 2007 POd Patty CA

why do these freaks keep calling? who can they be reported to?

December 7th, 2007 George Doe MA

No message left. Called back and it wnet into voice mail box.. "this is customer service leave your name and..."

December 4th, 2007 LISA GA

Called my cell phone didnt pickup-calls once or twice a week--maybe they want to pay my cell phone bill??

December 3rd, 2007 Charlies

Called my cell. A woman asked for the lady of the house. I hung up.

December 3rd, 2007 Tim NC

Glad I read this post, now I will not call the number back to see what they wanted.

November 29th, 2007 Al

Lady called and asked to speak to the lady of the house. I said there was no lady-this is my cell phone. She apologized politely and hung up.

November 27th, 2007 Sandy KS

I've gotten this number on my caller ID many times on my house phone and cell phone. This is very annoying both 231-224-2070 and 571-283-6422 its getting old and annoying. Who ever is doing that needs to stop!!!

November 16th, 2007 Ralph NY

Well, Kammi, Kammy, Cammi, Cammy, annoyed me four times in the last two weeks. I finally picked up the telephone and said "Hello." She asked for the lady of the house. I made my voice falsetto and said "Speaking!" Such Christians! Using voice recognition to delude honorable people into thinking that a real person was making the call! When the robot did not understand my response that was different from "Yes" or "No," I said "F*** you!" Hah! Cammy the robot was apparently programmed to understand that obscenity for it terminated the call. With luck, the so-called Christians will now leave me alone.

November 14th, 2007 consumer FL

This woman with an ex-cheerleader sounding voice calls me every day and pretends like my answering machine is a real person. "Hello this is Kami, may I please speak to Jimmy? Ok... Is the lady of the house available?" The last 2 days the message has included an extra part at the end, "This is Kami from Feature Films for Families. Thanks for your time, bye."

My name is James, nobody calls me Jimmy, so I assume she's trying to pretend like she's my pal to get me to answer. I never have, and never will. So I hope they're happy spending their dime to call me every day and leave a stupid message. I feel popular because my answering machine light is always blinking when I get home.

She used to call from 571-283-6422 with caller ID "KAMI AND ROBERT". Same cheerleader voice, but back then she would just say "This is Kami, may I please speak with Jimmy?"

Kami shoulda studied in high school instead of bangin all the jocks and becoming an annoyingly perky telemarketer.

November 14th, 2007 LORI

I ANSWERED THE PHONE AND THE SAID HER NAME WAS KAMI. I HUNG UP. JUST THOUGHT IT REAL STRANGE THAT KAMI CALLED FROM THIS NUMBER WHEN SHE USUALLY CALLED FROM 571-283-6422.

November 14th, 2007 Matt GA

Phone rang in an odd alert tone and call registered as "Data Call." I could not answer but called the number back. Woman answered and the Feature Films for Families spiel begins. I asked her "are you a real person" and the robot voice said "yes" and went on. Very creepy. I've gotten this call before from the 571 number and, foolishly, gave the robogirl my number so they wouldn't call again. Guess I can expect a lot more of these soon!

November 6th, 2007 ladyofhouse IL

Every time I get home from work, this same darn message is on my answering machine: uh, okay. Uh, is the lady of the house home? Okay, this is Tammy from feature films. Thank you. Very annoying. My # is unlisted in the phone book and with the directory/411.

November 5th, 2007 Denny Crane MI

The number (231) 224-2070 is from the "Dove Foundation" aka "Feature Films for Families". They claim to be "Christians", which one supposes the devil would do also if Satan was in the same line of work, which is likely. They're on Wikepedia. They're a radical right-wing religious cult organization specializing in shaking down "donations" in the name of "family values", even though they have no values and are a criminal racket. Naturally, my phone company denies having sold my account information to them, even though there's no other way they could have acquired it.

October 25th, 2007 Ralph NY

They know my answering machine picks up at five rings so now they keep ringing 4 times and they hang up. They keep calling and calling. It is currently running three times a week. Imagine how many people are being annoyed by them as you are reading this. THAT is Christianity?

October 15th, 2007 chris

Just got a hang-up call from this number! I answered the phone and no-one talked, I called them back and got answering service saying "customer service how may I help you?" This is retarded, how am I supposed to know how they can help me if I dont know who is calling??Ignorants idiots didnt leave a company name on their answering machine, and previously failed to leave a message on my answering machine before when they called! They suck!!!!

October 9th, 2007 lisa WI

called and said they were from featured films. Asked my son if any kids under 16 live here. Why don't people get a life and stop calling my house and harassing us. Don't even like to answer the phone any more

October 3rd, 2007 bill

Grand kids just got a computer they fill out for a FREE MP3 player At some web site that pop -up say FREE MP3 if they give (3) Family address and "Yes" Home Phone Number they got online 10/1/07 they gave my number to site Bet they sold it are they the one who's calling ... Good Day Ppl

October 1st, 2007 faith NV

This is another # the dove foundation uses. I have posted all there info under 571-283-6422. Names and address of corporate members etc. Look that # up and see my post.

September 28th, 2007 Unsolicited Canada
September 13th, 2007 finegan Canada

I answered the phone and a automated message said:

"hello?"

"hello?"

"hello?"

I hung up.

September 13th, 2007 Darran Canada

answered with dead silence, waits for "hello" twice, then hangs up... very annoying.
Located in Michigan.

September 12th, 2007 tele_h8r CT

did not p/u. After reading this page I'm glad.

September 11th, 2007 Lisa Canada

They keep calling, and we have an unlisted number. The call display says "Michigan". They never leave a message when we let the machine get it. Very strange the various groups that people say are calling from this number, isn't it?

September 10th, 2007 Nancy ON Canada

Feature films for families.. not a sales call, blah blah, I hung up.. same thing as person above. kept right on talking couldn't even interrupt, so I just hung up..

September 6th, 2007 Jim Dandy AB Canada

answered with dead silence, waits for "hello" twice, then hangs up... very annoying.
Located in Canada.

September 6th, 2007 Teri NV

They are calling me multiple times a day on a daily basis. They never leave a message.

August 29th, 2007 aleyosha IL

didnot know number, did not answer

August 28th, 2007 Carol ON Canada

Beware of Feature Films for Families. When I asked who they were and why she was asking me these questions, she hung up. They keep calling. Now I don't answer.

August 24th, 2007 cj OH

Feature Films for Families. Would not answer my questions.