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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



No name on CID. | No name on CID |

nonameoncid calls from 5 phone numbers:

208-853-9015 516-394-4369 585-237-7099 630-967-7024 702-553-0512


(702) 553-0512

August 14th, 2011 byngeararse CA

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January 18th, 2011 Alison CA

I called Pac West (noted 10/15/10 below) at (800) 511-9048. A woman answered immediately on a weekend. I explained (1) that we received calls daily and, most recently, approx 10 calls/hangups within 24 hrs from Cross FM and (2) we wanted all contact from (702) 553-0512 stopped. The calls stopped within 24 hours and have not resumed after a week.

January 7th, 2011 pp MN

twice to day under cross fm yesterday twice it was crossfire 715 2548261

December 17th, 2010 Annoyed MN

Always a voicemail with no message. Finally answered and no one spoke.

November 23rd, 2010 Laurie Bell

Stop calling me as this is a DNCL violation

November 22nd, 2010 susie MN

Left no message

November 20th, 2010 Greg CA

Reported as a DNCL violation.

October 15th, 2010 Dancinqueen MN

I just called the phone provider for Cross FM and registered a complaint against these idiots. Their provider will contact them and advise them to never call my number again. Of course, they will do the same for you, so here's the info:

Their telephone provider is Pac West - phone 800-511-9048. They answer immediately (not a recorded message - a real human being answers). Tell them Cross FM is harassing you by phone. The Pac West will ask you a few questions and then will advise Cross FM never to call you again.

As I said, I just called Pac West, so not sure how long it will take for Cross FM to stop calling. The info I received from another website is that if there are enough complaints to the phone provider, the company will eventually lose their phone service. I hope so!

September 14th, 2010 geewi MN

Don't ever subscibe to the St Paul Pioneer Press. I did once for a while and have been sorry ever since. For many YEARS there telemarketers now call and call and call. After much hassle the calls stopped for a few years but they are back. Sometimes they call three times a day. I called the Pioneer Press to ask them to take me off the list. They lady was nice and said she would but I don't believe her. I've been lied to by them too many times. Once you have been a customer then the Do Not Call doesn't apply to you anymore. Best thing to do is not be a subscriber in the first place.

September 5th, 2010 Mo MN

Have received multiple calls that leave no message - very irritating. The caller id states "Cross FM" - 702-553-0512. I tried calling the number back but it does not ring and no one answers. I want them to take me off their list!

August 20th, 2010 Patti CA

says they are with the local newspaper and offered us a great rate. We have declined their offer many times and advised them to stop calling yet they continue to call and hang up. When we call back, they dont answer.

August 11th, 2010 GP

Called at 10:55am-nobody there

July 31st, 2010 Ed Y MN

Called @ 10:35 am CST on 7-31-10, went to voice mail, left no message.

July 30th, 2010 KS CA

Called at 7:33pm left no message!!!! WEIRD............

July 12th, 2010 Tom

Called today at 12.38pm PDT. Went to voice mail, but they left no message. After I read the messages below, I called them. Rang twice, and the line went dead. I am on the Do Not Call list. I'll report the number to donotcall.gov, but I don't know if it's a real number or one that's been made up.

June 30th, 2010 Francine Eng GA

Cross Marketing stop damn calling my home trying to sell me a subscription to the AJC in Atlanta. AJC says they have no ties to your company, you are a fraud.

June 23rd, 2010 nork1254 MN

Last couple of days have been getting several calls a day w/no msg. CID says Cross FM. On DNCL. We're in MN.

June 21st, 2010 Red GA

I have received several of these calls this week. As you say no one is on the other end and when I don't answer no message on the machine. I want it stopped.

June 17th, 2010 Joe Donelan

I got a call from that number today. Are they crooks?

June 17th, 2010 Kay FL

Left no message on voicemail

June 13th, 2010 jw GA


March 20th, 2010 Jenny

I have several calls from this number. I answered one... no one was there. Why would they call so often?

February 26th, 2010 DJ FL

Calls everyday and leaves a blank voice message, I do not answer.

January 27th, 2010 jose IN

thesee batards have been calling my housee for the last dangg 2 months/.. sometimes at 6 in the morningg.., i called trhem back and did research as well and come to find their abuncha asians. i even called them back and the voice recoird that answers has a asian accentt.. ITS SOO ANNYOINNGGG..

January 20th, 2010 Miss Scarlett FL

They routinely call several times a day, I won't answer, my cell phone is on the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY. I'm not using my minutes for something so stupid. How annoying and frustrating. Isn't there anyway to stop these phone calls??

December 17th, 2009 JS CA

I was getting up to 7 calls a day from them from two different phone numbers.

They are a either the Los Angeles Newspaper Group or a company that markets for them. The newspapers owned by them include the Pasadena Star, The Torrance/South Bay Daily Breeze, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Long Beach Press Telegram, The Los Angeles Daily News, The Redlands Daily Facts, The San Bernardino Sun, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and the Whittier Daily News. They're trying to sell you the paper. If you call back a message says all operators are busy and then a few seconds of music play before it hangs up on you. If you call back several times (took me about 6) you can get someone to answer.

November 20th, 2009 Highland In IN

I read that you can send an email to mgross@crossfire1.com and ask to have your number removed from their query.

September 29th, 2009 East Chicago IN

These mother f'ers call all day long. I answered the first and maybe second phone call. They don't say anything!! It's annoying, aggravating and it needs to stop!! Now I just let the phone ring and ring.

September 14th, 2009 California CA

They need to stop calling me. This is harrasment.

August 21st, 2009 CD CA

Calls all the time pretending to be local paper selling subscriptions.

August 16th, 2009 JT PA

These numbers are linked to identity theft. Do not give any info. Just inform them that you have tracked calls and are informing local police and FBI Bureau. Then actually do that. My last 'subscription' ended up in a -$1900 bank account.

August 14th, 2009 Matt MN

Very annoying. The last time I just answered the phone and laid it down until the line went dead.

March 21st, 2009 Annoyed CO

Hi Everyone. Typically every 3 months I start getting calls from Cross FM. It's a boiler room of people doing sales for the Longmont Times Call in Longmont, Colorado.

Let's try this. Everyone who's annoyed with these hang-ups, dead-air and late night calls, instead call the timescall and complain.

303-776-2244 - Main Desk


I suggest starting off with, "I'm currently on the DoNotCall registry and have filed a complaint against your business. Do you know the fees associated with that?"

Next, call the TC Line where the paper prints comments by readers and complain. (Be mindful that they post a wav file of your voicemail online. So if anyone recognizes your voice, your anonymity is gone.)

TC Line 720-494-5485

And third, call the Colorado Secretary of State business section and complain. They're really nice folks and will listen.

Voice: 303 894 2200 press 2

I hope this helps, I will be doing these things myself. If a few of us do this, hopefully this will stop.

Good luck.

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March 16th, 2009 lac

PCR tries all kinds of tactics illegally to contact you and to collect from you. You have rights as a consumer, not that you should not ever pay your bills, but you should not have to deal with the collection agencies. Google Bud Hibbs, his website has great information on what to do or what to expect even a copy of a cease communication letter. For "to Sylvia", it is unfortunate that they began to garnish your wages, but in order to legally do that you should have received a letter of intent directly from Depart of Education for your student loan and then they, not PCR will attempt to garnish wages w/o any response by you. I believe PCR will try on their own, and not sure if it is legal, to garnish your wages, and then it all depends on your employer as to what they themselves know is legal or not. The information for ED to collect is www.ed.gov PCR does not act with integrity in contacting your or in it's communication. They even tried to call my parents and tell them it was an emergency for them to contact me. You have rights as a Borrower from the Dept. of Ed, but that doesn't mean you should shirk your duties to pay, just that you should not have to deal with the tactics or the harrassment of a collection agency. I do have to wonder why the government would use a business who actually practice illegally

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February 25th, 2009 sfduck CA

i hate them. they call every day. bastards. i am going to track them down in vegas and punish

January 30th, 2009 Lori

Over and over again, 5 times today, I dont answer. when I try to call back to ask them to quit calling, the number does not go thru.

January 22nd, 2009 Jeremy

no message, called 4 times in two days

January 19th, 2009 Jenny

They called to my office and didn't say anything.
They just interrupted my work!!!

January 19th, 2009 von MN

Call to offer subscriptions to local papers // I was a previous subscriber

January 19th, 2009 von MN

Telemarketer that calls previous subscribers of various newspapers to offer the subsciptions

January 16th, 2009 S. Newman MN

call 2 to 3 times per day for the last 3 days. No Message was left. Caller ID show Cross FM

January 16th, 2009 PC NJ


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January 10th, 2009 kathy

I have been dealing with these peple for several years now, and they keep contacting me. I have NEVER had a student loan, and have verified with them that the ss# they have is not mine, but yet they keep sending me threatening letters. They are scumbags. What legal recourse do I have? I am 50 years old, work hard every day and unfortunately, could not afford to attend college, and I damn sure didn't get a student loan. I'm tired of dealing with this issue. I have asked them REPEATEDLY not to contact me anymore, but that has not happened. It's ignorant that some people assume that you are a deadbeat because of the actions of these people. Just a bunch of sheep...

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January 8th, 2009 Kelly R. PA

Nevermind, I see someone else has already done the research as I get to the end of the comments here.

January 8th, 2009 Kelly R. PA

I did a little research, and the first mistake all of us have made is in thinking that "Cross FM" is a radio station. It isn't, it is a private residence, of an F.M. Cross. It is a land line, and for $14.95 I could've found out who owns the line, since it is unpublished. When I get some money later this month that I can use that $14.95 for this, I am going to find out once and for all who the hell this is. Then I will let the rest of you know.

December 30th, 2008 Angry CO

9pm at night, received my 7th call today. Last call was very abusive, told me if I don't want the call turn ringer off on my phone. Complained to Times Call Newspaper after 4th call today, was told no control over telemarketing company.

December 26th, 2008 Mike in NY

Same here - number and Cross FM

December 20th, 2008 CJ MN

Calls several times a day, for the past month

December 17th, 2008 LEONA MN


December 16th, 2008 Oilpumped MN

St. Paul Dispatch news paper refuses to quit calling even though I am on the do not call list.

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December 15th, 2008 dd FL

Started out with the whole Call is being recorded, very quickly, mind you. Then asked if this was a company I worked a job with some years ago. She seemed cheery, but thinking back, sneaky. I told her I don't know where they are now. Then she said domething very peculiar: that she found my number on Craigslist, and that said company was using my number. I really didn't think anything of it at the time. Hope they leave me alone!
The only thing I can figure is the company used me as a reference without my knowledge?

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December 9th, 2008 Dan MA


December 8th, 2008 Du-Mor Fire CA

They call all 4 of our business lines every day, they won't take us off the list, and they won't stop calling. When answered they won't speak. I called them back and a guy said they would remove us, i have gotten 2 calls since then right after we talked.

December 7th, 2008 george NJ

called many times but they don't speak or leave a message.

December 7th, 2008 WBL Dad

This number has appeared on my Caller ID several times a day for the past several weeks. I use Caller ID to screen calls like this from telemarketers. My number is listed on the National Do Not Call register.

December 7th, 2008 WBL Dad

This number has called repeatedly EVERY evening for the last 2 weeks. I have caller ID to filter out calls from people I don't know (telemarketers) because of calls like this.

December 4th, 2008 Corum CO

I got a call from this number despite being on the do not call regestry. The caller ID said it was Cross FM. They said they where from my local news paper but when I told them I was on the do not call regestry they said "Oh, so its that way huh?" and hung up.

December 2nd, 2008 xxxxxxxxxxxxx IL

they routinely call, trying to sell newspaper subscriptions to a local paper: the Hammond Times. They are a nuisance.

December 2nd, 2008 ducky MA

called twice so far today..leaves no messages..annoying!

November 30th, 2008 v hart

They call and never leave a message. They call at least 2-3 times a day.

November 26th, 2008 Carla KY

Have been getting calls everyother day to a business number in Michigan, id says Cross FM - I don't answer and no message is left.

November 26th, 2008 J Ewan MN

Have called several times. If we pick up nothing on other end but some faint sound. One time they said it was for St. Paul Pioneer Press.

November 25th, 2008 Jenny MN

The call I got from this number was for the Pioneer Press holiday special $13.00 for a whole year.

November 25th, 2008 Rhonda MN

We are on the Do not Call list as well. I did not answer, no message was left on the answering machine. I live outside the Twin Cities, so my guess it is solicitors representing one of the local newspapers.

November 22nd, 2008 dexter MN

They call and call and call, and I'll never answer. What happened to the Do Not Call list?

November 19th, 2008 terrell CA

This is a newspaper telemarketer selling the San Jose Newspaper...if you call back the number from a phone other than the receiving phone number you can contact them...they told me the computer will continue to call until it registers the phone call from the service. So i used my cell phone , hopefully I won't receive any callsfrom cross fm........happy holidays

November 13th, 2008 Mark CA

They called me four times without a message. The last one was 11/12/08.

November 5th, 2008 CLE

Someone called me with caller id "Cross FM" number 702 553 0512 today at 11:00AM. I didn't answer.

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October 31st, 2008 PCR sux NY

I know some people that work for PCR, they are exactly what you think they are! Low life scumbags with no skills but being a thug over the phone.

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October 7th, 2008 jrbarnstorm CA

CROSS FM. They're baaaaaack. I never pick up and they never leave a message.

September 29th, 2008 CAO MN

I used to see caller id 'cross fm' have no idea what that is. Now caller id for this number says 'private name' but there's never anyone on the other end, no messages either

September 23rd, 2008 jorn MN

Repeated calls representing the Pioneer Press in St. Paul. We ask them to stop, but they won't.

September 5th, 2008 tentaro CT

These guys never give up no matter how many times you tell them to take you off the call list. They are telemarketers contracted to sell your local paper. They have different numbers they use as well.

August 31st, 2008 Muhammad

Same issue as everyone else. Let's hope something is done about it.

August 28th, 2008 Verna CA

The Phone rang 4 times and then stopped ringing. I tried to call the number back and telephone company recordings said it had been disconnected.

August 24th, 2008 maria

this number is calling for 3 weeks already i don't recognize the number and i am getting sick and tried of them calling me. i want them to stop.

August 1st, 2008 brian lee CA

This is a telemarketing company that is trying to give away news paper. It is too obvious for me to accept what they offered. I live in San Mateo, California, but the company that calls has a phone which is out of state. So I am filing a complaint ...

my phone caller ID shows : Cross FM 702-553-0512

July 25th, 2008 Way2BizzyMommy CA

I recommend sending everyone below an email and then calling them up and asking if they would please take you off of their call lists. I did this and they said they would remove me.


Mickey Gross, CEO mgross@crossfire1.com

Crossfire Marketing Group
9007 Arrow Route Suite 250
Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 91730

Telephone: 877-887-8111
Fax: 909-483-0112

John Sheppard - jsheppard@crossfire1.com
Crossfire Newspaper Group, Inc.
1300 Weathervane Ln #326
Akron, OH 44313
Cellphone: 330-289-1277

Crossfire1.com is registered to:
9087 Arrow Route Suite 140
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Crossfiremarketinggroup.com is registered to:

yourcallcenterservice.net is registered to:
Quadrant - In Touch Marketing
Anatola Cefail subscriptions@itmgservices.net
Fax: 727-736-1507
1940 Rainbow Dr.
Clearwater, FL 33765

July 25th, 2008 Way2BizzyMommy CA

If you do not wish to receive calls from CROSS FM or Cross Fire Marketing, please send an e-mail to mgross@crossfire1.com to request removal from their list. Several people have done this and they actually received a reply stating they would be removed. I did this and this is the reply I got almost immediately after sending my email:
From CROSS FM: "I will handle removing your phone number from our calling files. I appoligize for the inconvenience.- Mickey Gross". So, it looks like it works. Try it! Hope this helps.

July 19th, 2008 A. Oda CA

They called me this morning but I screen my calls so I didn't pick up. I live in CA, why the hell is a LAs Vegas company calling me? I'm on the do Not Call List as well.

July 19th, 2008 b hollister CA

called consistantly over couple weeks and left no message

July 18th, 2008 annoyed

Call twice a day no message nothing started 7/9 and continuing call id Cross FM

July 1st, 2008 Andy MN

Any idea who this is? The phone rings, but no one is one the other line

June 18th, 2008 speedy MN

they call and hang up all the time, several times a day!

June 4th, 2008 Cali_Mommy of 3 CA

does everyone have the last 4 digits 2051?

May 7th, 2008 Mike CA

Second call this week...on a brand new phone number, too! I think I'll answer next time and play along for a while, just to see who it is.

April 28th, 2008 W Jenkins FL

Left no message

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April 8th, 2008 to sylvia

stop blogging false info,
"Imply that failure to pay the debt could result in arrest, imprisonment, or garnishment of wages"
obviously the first part is right, but i owed this company money, for by student loans, i refused to pay as i am a single mother, then my last paycheck they garnished my wages now i have to pay out of my check and pay ontop of the garnishment for 9 months to get my garnishment to stop, so, thanks for your advise but get your shit straight.

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March 18th, 2008 JRK DC

This number has called me repeatedly for a week. I have even called it back, but the same thing happens: it rings a couple of times then the line goes dead. It just goes dead if I answer the call as well.

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March 14th, 2008 Tired

If you owe student loans with the dept of edu--- expect to see this number they're contracted with the government for people to pay their loans :(

March 11th, 2008 KW TX

No caller ID info, left no message.

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March 10th, 2008 Kathy

I get called 2-3 times every day. This has been going on for a week.

March 9th, 2008 rk IL

Received call today 3/8/08 Saturday. Left no voice message. Call ID "Cross FM"

March 6th, 2008 Dave and Susan IN

This Phone Number (Cross FM- (702) 553-0512)called our Home Phone (landline). We just started getting these calls on 03/04/8, and 03/05/08 (3 times) and 03/07/08 (2 times) I do Not answer it, as it just seems fishy to me. We live in Indiana.......

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February 27th, 2008 Sylvia ME

Under Provisions of Federal Law, The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

It is Illegal for Debt Collectors to:

Imply that failure to pay the debt could result in arrest, imprisonment, or garnishment of wages;

Call consumers at work when they knew the consumers' employers prohibited such calls;

Talk with third parties, including neighbors, children, and employers, for purposes other than acquiring location information about consumers, without consumers' consent;

Cause the telephone to ring, or engage a person in telephone conversations, repeatedly or continuously, with the intent to annoy, abuse, or harass a consumer;

Threaten to take action -- such as filing a lawsuit -- when they did not intend to do so;

Call consumers at times or places that they knew or should have known were inconvenient;

Fail to notify consumers of their right to dispute and obtain verification of their debts, and to obtain the name of the original creditor

Continue to try to collect debts after consumers disputed them in writing, and before verifying the debts.

Use obscene or profane language

February 27th, 2008 sara ME

Ever wonder where drug addicts, prison parolees, and newly released mental patients go? They become debt collectors....oh.....that's why they're BRAIN DEAD DIRTBAGS!

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February 27th, 2008 Anoyd Consumr NY

Here r the SOME numbers they use:

702-553-0512, 201-474-2989, 8668838608...they have thousands numbers, local to ur area. JUST IGNORE THEM...DON'T ANSWER.

February 27th, 2008 Anoyd Consumr NY

I have been receiving annoying calls from this number lately and this is what I found out about them. They are a telemarketing co called Cross Fire Marketing, used by the NAA(Newspaper Association of America)...yah!they have an asso TOO. If you have terminated ur newspaper subscription then u r on their list, either for collections, to renew or simply start a new account.

Here's a link i found...naavendorlinks.com

Only if they understood that u CANNOT get business by BUGGING consumers to buy/use ur product...it turns them OFF.

February 26th, 2008 J K

Have called several times. LV area code? Sickos looking for internet attention I suppose...

February 25th, 2008 K. M. Kirch PA

This number has been calling, 3-4 times per day, including Sundays, between 8am and 10pm, each time I pick up, I say "hello" up to six times or at least 2 minutes 30 seconds and each time no one answers. Friday night I asked the "nobody" on the other end to take me off of their call list. The following day and night, Saturday, they called again, and again, and again, and on the third call at 10pm I finally said, "stop calling my number if you're not going to answer, I will call the police and report this number for harassment the next time you call." and sure enough, today, Sunday, I received three more calls. I finally called my local police department's non-emergency number to report the harassment. They advised me to contact my local telephone service provider and make them aware of the problem, they told me to *57 on my phone after each call, up to 5 more calls and the police have sufficient evidence from those *57 traces to issue a warrant for harassment against whomever these calls are coming from. Because clearly, this is now a case of unethical business practices and unsolicited business harassment. If anyone else is receiving these calls, I suggest you do the same.

February 20th, 2008 anonomous CA

they arent allowed to leave voicemail... next time they call ask to get taken off of the national do not call list and they have bto remove your number... they calls should stop within 24-48 hrs to get out of system

February 17th, 2008 none IL

The 702.553.0512 is from a marketing Company (Cross Fire Maketing) located in Las Vegas, NV.
They are hired by YOUR local newspaper company to market subscriptions. Evidently the newspaper companies do not screen or notify Cross Fire if the number is listed on the National Do Not Call list.

Cross Fire Marketing utilizes an automated dialing system that automatically dials phone numbers provided by your local phone company. When the system detects an answered call it transfers the connected call to one of their 25 marketing agents. If none are immediately available then the called party hears no one and assumes a prank call.
They only have 2 incoming lines so that's why when irritated people call back to the number they see on their caller ID no one ever answers.

I believe their website is: www.crossfire1.com

February 7th, 2008 Jerry MN

Stupid jerks called me late at night and mid morning. I am on the DNC list too!

February 7th, 2008 Jim MN

Recieved tonigh, I told these people never call again.... I doubt they will.

February 6th, 2008 H Florida FL

Received a phone call 2/6/08 @ 3:33pm, picked up phone said hello 3 times, no one answered on the other line then they hung up. I called back phone number just rings no answer.

February 5th, 2008 S.P. MN

Oh yeah and I am on the do not call list, also!

February 5th, 2008 S.P. MN

The number was on the caller ID a few times already, and we just had the phone turned on a week ago. There was never a message,though. Finally my girlfriend answered tonight, and they specifically knew my name and asked for me. Was really wierd!

February 3rd, 2008 Paul MN

Alright this Cross Fm is killing me I am getting 3 to 4 calls a day and I never get an answer to yell at them so I am looking for a way to stop them.

January 22nd, 2008 Raymonda PA

Had my Verizon number changed about a week ago. This number called me twice today.

Jan. 21, 2008

(208) 853-9015

January 21st, 2008 -- TX

This sounds like a "reverse international charges" scam. The +44 is the UK international calling code, so I think the caller is hoping that you'll *69 and wind up paying 5 GBP a minute plus a connect charge or something crazy like that. Block the number from your carrier, if possible.

January 17th, 2008 -

Receiving calls from this and similar numbers (such as 208-846-2163). They are always regarding credit card soliciting. Many times, after answering, there will be a long dead silence, followed by an abrupt disconnect. There never is an option to press a number to be removed. After conducting a search of the other number listed, I found that it is owned and operated by "Qwest Corporation" in Meridian/Boise, Idaho. I filed a complaint with the Attorney General's Office since it is illegal for this type of telemarketing, regardless if you are on the Federal Do Not Call listing. I received the response that these numbers are being SPOOFED and that the numbers in question are not even working telephone numbers. They change their number frequently which is how they are avoiding prosecution. At least I've been fortunate enough to identify who's telephone lines are being abused, although we don't know WHO is actually abusing them!

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January 7th, 2008 Jackie CO

This is getting really irritating. For over a week now this person or place calls about 3-4 times a day and does not say a word. Wish someone could locate and stop them and arrest them for harrassment!!!!!

January 6th, 2008 JB CO

Crossfire Marketing
9007 Arrow Route Suite 250
Rancho Cucamongo, CA 91730
Mickey Gross CEO

Newspaper subscription soliciting company. They are hired by your local paper. Let your paper know you are not happy. This company violates the DNC list and then report to the DNC list. Keep track of times when reporting.

January 6th, 2008 JB CO

They have called three times today. 9:29A, 1:56P and 8:07P. We are on the DNC list. 1st call, no one there. 2nd call told not to call back. 3rd call told AGAIN not to call back. These folks are selling newspapers. Pain in the butt!!!

January 5th, 2008 Tulla CO

who are they and how did they get my unlisted number

January 5th, 2008 Saskia CO

Tried to sell me a special on local paper delivery. I signed up but refused to give credit card info over the phone. When I asked to be billed instead, I got a quick "Thank you" and was hung up on. Now I regret giving my name and address; seemed strange that they didn't have it when they called. I expect I'll get more calls and lots of junk mail from them now, sigh. Found out they are Crossfire Marketing Group with offices in several states.

December 31st, 2007 Lisa

called 2X today, I answered and no voice, then hang up

December 29th, 2007 Samantha PA

called twice today.....how did they get my number??

December 23rd, 2007 E..MC2 IN

The 702.553.0512 is from a marketing Company (Cross Fire Maketing) located in Las Vegas, NV.
They are hired by YOUR local newspaper company to market subscriptions. Evidently the newspaper companies do not screen or notify Cross Fire if the number is listed on the National Do Not Call list.

Cross Fire Marketing utilizes an automated dialing system that automatically dials phone numbers provided by your local phone company. When the system detects an answered call it transfers the connected call to one of their 25 marketing agents. If none are immediately available then the called party hears no one and assumes a prank call.
They only have 2 incoming lines so that's why when irritated people call back to the number they see on their caller ID no one ever answers.

I believe their website is: www.crossfire1.com

December 2nd, 2007 j gomezz

recieving alot call from this fm cross, not picking up, but they are not leaving a message. receiving a call once a day from the central coast calif.

November 30th, 2007 Craig CA

Called and left no message. Telemarketer? I am the no call list.

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November 29th, 2007 Fly On the Wall

Dealing with the agencies is easy. If for any reason the company continues to call you even after you tell them to stop. Don't bother with the FTC, FCC, Attorney General or whatever. Get a tape recorded Answer your phone when they call advise them you are recording the conversation so that is usable in court. If from that point they call just 1 more time. Contact an attorney and give him all the information you may have gathered about the company the recording of your conversation with the collector and your self and sue the living shit out of the company. The company will most times tell you that you can sue the collector them selves. But that is only for 1% of there total worth. When you can sue the company for 500,000 or more depends on your attorney. Google the FDCPA for clarification on those amounts.

WARNING. If you attempt to sue an Agencies and you do have a Student Loan. The loan doesn't disappear. It is transfered to another collection agency and then has more collection cost added. Some Agencies will settle for the value of your loan.


November 29th, 2007 Fly On the Wall

For those of you that DO have Student Loans.
Federally Backed student loans go threw various steps in the collection Process.
1st the Original backer of the loan will call and advise you that you are headed into default.
2nd Once in Default your interest will build up DAILY and You will have "Collection Cost" added to your loans. The Current rate is around 21-23% review your promise notes from when you took the loan out.
3rd If no resolution is made on your loans after Various collection agencies Getting the Collection cost added each time it is transfered, the agency will attempt to garnish your wages. Considering this is a federally back loan it doesn't go to court it just starts. Once started the only ways to stop it is pay the loan off for the total amount owed, settle your loan, or make payments not including what you are already being garnished.
4th If after being garnished and having the IRS take you income tax returns, Your loan still isn't into a form of Voluntary resolution then you student loan may be placed into litigation by the US Department of Education. (Never got to that point). After which i don't know what will happen.

November 29th, 2007 Fly On the Wall

As for Finding your numbers....Have you ever gone to the Mall and seen those contest to fill out you information and may be contacted if you win...Your a MORON if you file it out that is information gathering. Companies set that up for the purpose of getting your information and selling it to companies that in turn make HUGE Data bases for collections agencies to use to track (Skip) people down. WARNING!! If you have EVER given you phone number home or Cell alike out to anyone for anything it then becomes public information to be sold. When you get an "Unlisted" or "Non-Public" number with your phone company its is just between you and the phone company that it is listed as private. There are Data bases that list your personal Social Security Number (Not as Secret as you think it is). Your best defense against this kind of agency is to answer the phone call. Answer there questions honestly. If the call is not for you then at that point request no more calls. The people that work there are normal people just trying you earn a living as well. If you just answer them honestly then what reason would they have to make more calls to "annoy" you.

November 29th, 2007 Fly On the Wall

PCR is owned and operated by Sallie Mae Corp.
If for any reason you have Sallie Mae, EdFund, United Student Aid Fund etc. on your Credit Report and is listed in Collections. Call Sallie Mae and check its status. To double check the status of you student loans call the Loan Locator Number (877) 328-1565 to see where it is currently being held.
As for being asked for personal information. Most of which is who ever called you reading you last 4 digits, All you have to do is agree or disagree. They then may ask you to verify you Date of Birth by month and year. Document everything you are told by them All the information Everything.

November 28th, 2007 bjn LA

PCR phone call. Just want to comment that a few folks messaged that "we" owe a debt and to be responsible and pay it. I am very fortunate to have no overdue bills, no credit card balances, no mortage, no car payment. And i do not have, and never did have a student loan.
So, please do not assume folks are dodging debt. Somehow people get on a "list" and i have many on these agencies that call my number constantly asking for other people. And they continue to do so.....

November 28th, 2007 slm employee

Go to www.pioneer-credit.com or better buisness bureau to check on company. Not this blog where all these people who dont pay there bills write about how they hate collection agencys. Pay your bills and we would not have this problem and our taxes would be a whole lot lower.

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November 27th, 2007 M of Sparks. NV

I have a do not call # - What's with this!!!!

November 26th, 2007 Irritated CA

This number calls me at least 2-3x's/week. I've asked them to put me on their DNC list and I'm also registered on the national DNC list but they just keep calling. I no longer answer the phone. This # is from a telemarketer selling the local newspaper.

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November 16th, 2007 Chuck

The number 585-237-7099 called for Elija Hodges. Keep getting calls from a lot of people. My guess is that the people that are calling are collectors.

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November 13th, 2007 RyRy CA

Trying to sell me the local paper (Arbutus Times). Thats a small baltimore newspaper, why are they calleng from Nevada?

November 8th, 2007 Mohammad A. CA

He wanted to deliver free News Paper for 4 weeks and wanted to know if I lived in house or appartment. When I told him, we already receive paper, he immediatly hung up without saying anything. I tried calling back; either it rings and rings, or I get busy signal.

October 25th, 2007 Brian MD

They've called me twice. The first time it was a Guy he just said "Hello?" and didn't respond after that, the second time the guy called, he said "Hi this is George, I'm an Atheist" i told him to hold on till i went somewhere were i could talk to him, and he didn't respond after that.

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October 25th, 2007 Jeff TX

To make matters worse, this company dinged my credit report by making a hard inquiry.

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October 16th, 2007 brenda GA

am on the DNC list and got a call from these idiots tonight

October 16th, 2007 phil FL

Call repeatedly and say nothing

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October 14th, 2007 Pamby WA

Also-- I have never heard of anyone getting their paycheck garinsheed or garnished or whatever--
But, they will take it out of your tax return. I filled out papers for a medical exception and the bank my loan was at went bankrupt. I didn't hear another word from anyone and all my numbers for my loan mo longer worked. By the time I heard from anyone they had doubled my loan and started harassing me. A LOT. They never ever touched my wages, but they did take my income tax returns to pay for it. fortunately it didn't take long to get it paid off that way. Probably quicker than it would have me making payments.

October 14th, 2007 Pamby WA

I don't know who "a little bird' is -but I am guessing they work for a credit collector or are a skip tracer for one of these type of companies.

When you tell a debt collector to stop calling you and you write to them and tell them to stop mailing you-- they have to stop. Check the Attorney General's office in your state

If anyone asks you for ANY information over the telephone, you DO NOT -under ANY circumstances- have to answer any of their questions. Tell them not to call you ever again and hang up.

You also should never answer questions for anyone over the phone about someone else unless you know for a fact who you are talking to and why. Managers of apartment buildings and at work are not allowed (this is all by law)to give your information out to anyone without your permission or a signed letter/document.

I have been harassed over and over and over by collection/debt collection agencies so much over four! other people's bills! that I don't think I will EVER stop being angry over it.

Most of the problems are created by skip tracers or collection agents acting like skip tracers. They don't check the facts or even care if they are wrong.
And don't anyone dare tell me I am wrong. I call and tell them that they have the wrong number and they still keep calling or they resell the debt and I get the calling started all over again! Or they call me a liar!

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October 7th, 2007 soccer mom NJ

The Times Herald Record of Orange County, NY wants to sell subscriptions.

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September 27th, 2007 tj MN

they say nothing and hang up!! Its been going on for months we reported it to our local phone company!!

September 26th, 2007 THE SOLUTION NY

NEXT TIME these animals call - answer the phone, find out what paper they are selling. Then write/email the editor of THAT newspaper and let them know what is going on; how this pigs treat you, how they call all the time and that may END THE CALLS - like it did for me! Good LUCK....

September 23rd, 2007 q. bibbs

just called again, I waited and was pressing buttons, some woman from the kansas city star called. I know we owe them a lil bill, maybe this is their way to harass and disguise themselves to get the money

September 23rd, 2007 q. bibbs

calls every day 7 days/wk. just called at 1025am. Silence on the other end, hangs up after 8 secs

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September 21st, 2007 Bill Payer

to scott...
i hate scumbags like you who dont pay their bills
this is a federal debt you idiot
whether you get the calls to stop, the government will get their money
they will take your taxes or garnish your wages, and thats not the company thats the irs.
so you choose pay off the loans you took out or get the money you earn taken.
ps i dont like ur attitude

September 21st, 2007 scott WA

Pioneer Credit Recovery (student loans). If you continue to receive unwanted calls from them, send a "certified" letter to their address (on their website)which clearly states that "pursuant to section 805(c) of the Fair Debt Collection Protection Act (FDCPA), you have been notified in writing via USPS certified mail that you may no longer attempt to make contact via telephone #______, or any other telephone #. If telephone contact is attempted again, I will take immediate legal action to see that PCR is penalized to the full extent allowed by fedeal law." Do not acknowledge any debt. If the calls persist beyond the date of official receipt of the letter, they can and will be heavily fined should you pursue it. Be sure to document any such calls. Good luck, I hate these scumbag, bully, predator types.

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September 20th, 2007 tammyd.

i had a call at 12:51 this afternoon from this number (702-553-o512) they waited until answering machine finished the message and then they hung up without leaving one of their own. I called the number back and at first was busy then I tried once more and it rang without an answer until verizon came on and said there were difficulties. the caller id comes up showing the name as cross fm. I too am on do not call list.

September 20th, 2007 connie OH

called late in the evening. daughter answered, caller hard to understand and asked for our home address

September 13th, 2007 Pissed OFF NC

Kansas City Star

September 9th, 2007 john FL

they call and hang up all the time

September 9th, 2007 Mike Hunt

The Bergen Record Newspapr, thats whois behind all of the hangup, and click calls we get here in Jersey! Good thing we have caller Id or my wife or me would think the other one is cheating withall of the hangups we get here. I will file a complant against them right away

September 5th, 2007 anon MD

Calls from Cross Fm at least twice a day. no message left. We are on the DNC list.

September 4th, 2007 RECORD HATER


September 4th, 2007 the record

Fm mewspaper telelmarkets never stop callin us! Even on the holiday. Report these people - I will.

September 4th, 2007 vs KS

the number called today labor day at 3:53pm. no message. i called it back the number was busy.

September 3rd, 2007 THE HERALD NEWS

Cross FM aka CFM aka Cross Fire Marketing of Nevada is the culprit here. The nags call all the time, from sun up until late at night - no one is one the line. I don't have call i.d., so I have to use *69, and I found out who these pigs are...selling newspaper subscriptions around the country, here in NJ its the Herald News and the Bergen Record. I am on the do not call list, why do they keep bothering us???

September 3rd, 2007 The RECORD


September 3rd, 2007 Lousy RECORD


September 3rd, 2007 BERGEN Record

Lousy Newspaper and phone call telemarketers called Crossfire Newspaper Telemarketing from Nevada - call EVERY G-DAMN day!

September 3rd, 2007 Amanda PA

I live in PA and this number showed up on my caller id, so I did a search for area codes and cross fm Nevada, and came across this site. Glad I didn't answer it. Thanks.

September 1st, 2007 lisa FL

it does not make sense.. it is stupid .. what a waste of time

August 31st, 2007 Bergen Record

These people unmercifully call my home up to five times a day - 7 days a week...to hawk a newspaper. They are using a random number generator and don't know who or where they are calling or if you already subscribe to the paper! I have tried asking nicely, screaming and cursing, and nothing works - they call and there is no one there, they call and hang up, and now their fake number is a local number here in NJ - that is no good (spoofed and against the law) rather than a Nevada number. The newspaper "OUTS" everyone here - they should be outed for using this crappy telemarketer!!!

August 28th, 2007 K. C. CA

Cross FM called twice today, once around 9am and then again at 3pm. I answered after two rings both times and each time there was no answer. Then the line went dead.

August 27th, 2007 S. Drenkhahn MO

These people keep calling me. Everyday... all times of the day from 8am until 10pm. I don't know who they are but this is incredibly annoying and harrasing...

August 26th, 2007 scott

rings 3 times and they hang up.2 days this week and they have called several times in the past and still have not yet talked to anybody.

August 26th, 2007 VERN W.

CALL HAS COME IN WITH NO ONE THERE 6 TO 8 TIMES IN LAST 10 DAYS. A CHECK OF THE RECORDS OF THIS NUMBER SHOW-SEE THIS POST10.22.06 - Ran lookup with a couple of sources; Only 5 businesses using prefix of 553 in that area code. No reverse listings 10 numbers before or after 702.55.0512.

# belongs to PacWest. PacWest website says It's an ISP, VOIP as well as cable TV provider.

NOTE; CID on commercial VOIP can be manipulated to reflect whatever you wish it to show on CID. Telemarketing, collection agencies and LEAs use VOIP to mask their ID.

Advise; File written complaint directly with PacWest, only call after 30 days if no result from written complaint;

Corporate Office
Pac-West Telecomm, Inc.
1776 W. March Lane, Suite 250
Stockton, CA 95207

PacWest may be legally liable to you, and upon filing a lawsuit, you may then subpoena PacWest to determine who "Cross FM" is and then file suit against them.

August 24th, 2007 lety SC

i have been getting this call and evrytime i pick up no one answer and they hang up..sometimes they even call every 15 min or or every day or even every hour.

August 23rd, 2007 Mr. Smith CO

called 2032hrs central.

August 22nd, 2007 Matty B MO

I Rick Roll'd 'em lolz next they will feel wrath of choclate rain.

August 22nd, 2007 Judy OH

Received this call on August 21st, and they hung up. My caller ID say Cross FM

August 20th, 2007 CGrand

I do not answer callers I do not recognize. However, when they get our answering machine they just hang up.

August 20th, 2007 DMA

You can stop some of these computer calls by recording the THREE TONES (line out of order telephone company tones)at the beginning of your message. The TeleZapper is useless as it only plays back one tone. You can play the three tones back through speakers near your answering machine and then quickly leave your outgoing message. Go here: www.scn.org The tones tell the computer that the line is no longer in service. It tricks most telemarketer predictive dialer programs into deleting your number from their master list.

August 16th, 2007 NJ

They say it's my local paper. They continue to call even after telling them never to call again - multiple time. I also complained that they call and no one is on the line - I was rudely told it was a computer dialing and they only have a certain number of available operations so I need to hang on the line and wait for someone to pick up.

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August 15th, 2007 Woody NJ

This is student loan collections

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August 14th, 2007 ben PA

they call several times and don't say anything at least twice a day

August 11th, 2007 Steve CA CA

I have received several calls over the past month from Cross FM. No messages left. It's getting annoying

August 11th, 2007 East Bay Lynn

I have received multiple calls per day from both 702-553-0512 and 866-428-4687 for over a week. There is never anyone on the line. It is very annoying! I am on the DNC registry and filed complaints against both numbers.

August 10th, 2007 Reyna CA

Everyday I get a call from this number. Since I have caller ID I don't pick up but it's a pain in the ass to receive these daily calls! Does anyone know who they are?

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August 10th, 2007 Curious WA

I went to the PCR website and found it blatently obvious that all of the articles about how "good" PCR is, and the "good work" they are doing, were written by someone from Sallie Mae. Sounds bogus to me about how much of a good and friendly company they are especially if they are working for Sallie Mae. Know your rights about Fair Debt Collection Practices

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August 9th, 2007 Lynny

They call me once a week. never anyone on the line, hangs up on me in 6 seconds, and when I call back, the line is busy because they are calling you!

August 7th, 2007 CA

I don't answer from any area code that I don't recognize. If it's a friend, they'll leave a msg. Of course, these asses didn't leave a msg.

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August 7th, 2007 Jack

I get calls from this company all the time, have for 3 years every day at 8 am sharp. Lately, I've been bored and just play around with them. When its a female, I talk dirty. Usually they would just hang up, but this one lady actually got hot on this type of talk. At first, I figured she was playing around with me, but no, she actually was nutting in her panties, I could tell. Its actually been great phone sex for me lately, better than cyber!

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August 3rd, 2007 C.N. TX

They call me at least 3x a day?!?!?!?!

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August 3rd, 2007 Vi TN

These people have called my cell and my roommate's cell. I wonder if they call everybody associated with the address that they have.

It's ridiculous. They call us numerous times a day.

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August 3rd, 2007 E. Smith CA

Caller ID said it's Cross FM. No one said anything.

August 1st, 2007 DMA

Also uses 866-428-4687.

The predictive dialer software now enables telemarketers to manipulate the Caller ID information to show whatever they want. The dialer also calls multiple lines at once and then listens to see if it's an answering machine(then hangs up) or live voice. If there are no telemarketers available then you hear silence and the dialer hangs up. Good info site is www.scn.org

July 30th, 2007 p mathy TX

Every day twice a day and nobody's there.

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July 30th, 2007 Aldo Rossi

Sorry to inform the PCR apologists out there (and I have no doubt they're plants), but this company asks for personal information, including SS# and DOB, while refusing to fully identify themselves. Further, the people who call do not have any information (or refuse to give it) regarding the exact amount of principal due, interst due, or how much of the obligation has been paid.

That is against the law, in addition to being silly. Should you really make an arangement to pay a debt to an organization without knowing exactly what you owe?

The reason they are reluctant to tell you what you owe is that they make their money from the float on the payment arrangements. It's like buying a car based on the monthly payments you'd like to make. I personly would rather that the collection agency not get one dime. We are all obligated to pay our loans back. We are not obligated to enrich third party vendors in the process.

My advice is, if you have an obligation, contact the creditor directly to satisfy them. No tears will be shed if the Collection Agency Business sails into the sunset. They have a long and and storied tradition of flirting with boundries of the law.

And if Sallie Mae is doing business with collection agencies, perhaps it's time Sallie Mae's charter is reviewed.

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July 29th, 2007 lp IN

I just moved into my new place and my number is unlisted. I have received calls daily from this number 702-553-0512, as well as, other numerous calls from other numbers that say Out of Area or Welcome Dept. The calls start at 8:05 AM and do not end until 9:00 PM. Fortunately, my phone has a voice id that says the name and number. I never answer them, but I have 90 year old parents that need to be able to call me and this is just an awful thing to do to people. I have had 12 calls in two days. It is making me crazy!

July 27th, 2007 St Stephen Ch.

We receive various calls daily from CROSS FM (702) 553-0512... They never answer but make an annoying 'noise' and hang up.

July 25th, 2007 DonnaFunk

These people are disgusting. I get at least 4 calls a day from them and I'm on the National Do Not Call list. Please everyone, file a complaint at www.donotcall.gov so they get investigated. But make sure you are on the Do Not Call list first.

July 25th, 2007 leelee CA

called me tonight & didn't leave a message. Have a new ph# & am on the DNC list. called back & it was a busy signal.

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July 23rd, 2007 Aaron

Called and hangs up

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July 23rd, 2007 Annonymous CA

Called twice today. It appears to be a newspaper sales company. I believe that if you have declined service to your local newspaper lately, and stated that you were on the do not call registery, they will continue to call and hang up. I am forwarding a copy of this page to the CA State Attorney Generals Office

July 20th, 2007 moey CA

called at least twice a day. Well not leave messasge and hang up after I answered. Would like them to stop calling. It's getting annoying.

July 19th, 2007 k o MN

i get a call from this # a few times a week. I never answer it nor have they left a messafe

July 18th, 2007 DMA PA

CrossFire Marketing.

Contact your State Attorney General's office for Consumer Protection.

July 17th, 2007 KZ865Q NC

I am on the DNC list, but I have received numerous calls from this number. I received a call after 9:00pm on 07/16/07, ansd numerous calls today. I am becoming extremely irritated. Who can I report these annoying calls to?

July 17th, 2007 annoyed in KS KS

called several times a day- finally got curious and answered. CROSS FM is, according to the guy who called, a marketing company in Las Vegas that represents over 200 newspapers. He wanted to give me a 3 month promo for the KC Star.

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July 16th, 2007 JD GA

I hope PCR reviews this site from time to time because I want them to know they should stop calling my cell number (XXX-714-2920). I have no outstanding debts, I know it is them, and I will NEVER answer their calls!!! They are wasting their time and money calling me.