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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

oshkoshwi

oshkoshwi

oshkosh WI | OSHKOSH WI |

oshkoshwi calls from 3 phone numbers:

920-230-4234 920-231-0700 920-426-3239

198 Comments

(920) 231-0700

February 5th, 2008 stratford CO

they call and hang up when I answer

January 24th, 2008 MR Professional OR

As mentioned, this is a fund-raising organization and as such is exempt from state and national Do-Not-Call registries. The same exemption holds true for research organizations (media research, market research, polling, etc).
Simply asking the person calling you to take your # off their list typically does very little. You will likely not be called again for that particular campaign, but your phone # may exist in the database for other active campaigns, or be part of the sample base for future campaigns.
In order to actually be put on a company-wide Do Not Call list, you have to pro-actively contact the person in charge of doing so, which means, a phone call to their headquarters and then ask to speak to that person (or someone who would know who that person is).
And it really can take 24-48 hours (or more in some cases). A person has to manually sift through whatever active campaigns are running and see if they can find and remove your phone #. Then they have to update and maintain a separate database that contains the Do Not Call phone #'s. And then all future campaigns have to be matched against that Do Not Call database.
What we have to remember is that there is no law that states these companies have to add you to their Do Not Call database. They are not required to do so. And while some of them don't actually do it, the vast majority of them do, in order to maintain good business practices.

January 23rd, 2008 Donald

Called 2 times this week and no one was there when we answered

January 18th, 2008 A LA

This was someone from the National Republican Party. I know they have my number because I am registered as a republican but I think it's disgusting smear campaigning. Anyway, I hung up. I don't think political parties fall under the do not call registry

January 17th, 2008 Green Cheese WI

Hey not happy. In response to your research you must not have done enough. The DNC in the webname is (Do not call) We work for the Republican national committee and other non profit organizations. I just love coming to this site to see people freaking out. It makes my day!

It is easy to get taken off, but with any computer system there are bugs upon bugs. Trust me it annoys me just as much to get a hold of someone who requested to get taken off the list as it bugs you. Because not only do I have to do it again. I also give these people my word that I have done it. I did it on my end but I can never be sure if it went through.

Were just people trying to make a living, so just calm down. Some people are sensitive. And why would politician fix a loophole that stopped them from raising money?

If you have any questions that I haven't answered feel free to ask. I check back here every now and then

January 16th, 2008 NC NC

Keep calling but leave no message. I'm on the DON NOT CALL list too!

January 15th, 2008 Rachael PA

who are you, what do you represent and what do you want. and who is it you wish to speak to?

January 12th, 2008 J Green VA

I get no answer when I pick-up the phone. This company has been calling us several times a day. They need to be stopped. I, too, am on the National Do Not Call Registry.

January 5th, 2008 dennis wagner WI

stop calling

January 4th, 2008 Not Happy VA

Did a bit of research. www.strategicfundraising.com is the company and it is part of or a customer of the Democratic National Committee (hence the dnc after in the web name). The link above is their DO NOT CALL LIST. You can put in your phone number and last name. They say it takes up to 48 hours to get in their database. I used a phony last name since they have my phone number already. I'll post again (if and) when the calls stop.

December 28th, 2007 gam NY

Thanks to those who posted the following: you can go to their website and be removed:
www.strategicfundraising.com
It takes about 48 for the phone calls to stop, but it works.

I had been getting 4 to 5 calls a day for the past three months... quite annoying & frustrating!!!!

December 23rd, 2007 Jan

Multiple calls per day. I answer, there is no answer. Someone breaths and hangs up.

December 22nd, 2007 DS

These people call about 4x a day. I never answer and it's getting really annoying. I am on the National DO NOT CALL list!

December 21st, 2007 DND OH

Caller hung up when I answered. I'm on the NDNC list too.

December 21st, 2007 elroy FL

They just keep calling and calling and calling. They leave no message. Then a moment later someone calls back as unknown caller and then just hangs up when the VM picks up. They call a minimum of five times a day.

December 19th, 2007 gp WI

I used the website on this posting and asked to be removed from their call list. I'll see what happens. Thanks to whomever posted that.

December 19th, 2007 gp WI

Did not answer and looked it up here. said strategic fund on caller id, I turned on my Fax machine. Give em a dose of noise.

December 18th, 2007 brian GA

As for those who say "call them to remove your number - it's easy". Why should I have to hunt down the number and spend the time and effort. Multiply my time and effort by the millions of other people's wasted time and it is a HUGE loss of human productivity. The phone companies, like the US Post Office, do not want you to opt out of junk mail (or calls) because they make money selling them to you. If I lived in Oshkosh I would exact repayment by doing monetary damage to their premises - in particular I would destroy their telephone/computer equipment.

December 13th, 2007 Bruce

You can call back the number and automatically be removed, or you can go to their website and be removed:
www.strategicfundraising.com
It takes about 48 for the phone calls to stop, but it works.

December 10th, 2007 Marc MD

They have called every day at different times. They are extremely persistent, and we are on the national do not call list.

December 7th, 2007 Marcia Tefft OH

These people keep calling for my husband who is seldom home when they call. When he is home he refuses to talk to them and they will not talk to me. According to the woman who called today only my husband can put us on the company's "do not call" list. And curiously enough no supervisor was available. There must be something I can do! Incidentally, I consider myself fortunate that someone was on the phone when I answered.

December 7th, 2007 RIII CA

Three calls in last two days. No one there, the phone rings, gets answered and no response. Am on the "No Call List." Who are these idiots?

December 6th, 2007 D IA

Did not answer, but have received several calls from this # since I got caller ID. I am listed on national do not call list

November 29th, 2007 Marianne NY

Thanks for the helpful tip, KN

November 29th, 2007 E B NJ

Third call in the 12 noon to 1pm time frame. Third day in a row. No message when answering machine picked up. No one there when you answer and say nothing.

November 29th, 2007 Joanne R

I have been recieving these calls for over a month, sometimes twice or three times a day. I do not answer but have a "do not accept these type of calls" button that I have pushed. They continue to call anyway. I am registered with the Do Not Call list, but obviously it doesn't matter.

November 25th, 2007 kdev OH

this is a spamming company that is actually hiding behind charity.

November 24th, 2007 ABKA

I receive numerous calls per day from this number with no one on the other end. I can only assume they are trying to record optimal times of the day to get a response - info which I am sure is sold to other marketing businesses. I'm on do not call list and am getting furious about this harassment. Please advise how I get this to stop!!!

November 22nd, 2007 C K

Glad I found this list... this has been driving me nuts, and they never answer no matter how fast I grab the phone. Found the www.strategicfundraising.com on this list, Mouse clicked on it... Made my request... Very simple... Fingers crossed... Yeah, I'll never give any money to the Republican party or anyone that calls me by Phone... The Law makers now need to close that loop hole in the DO NOT CALL list... Why do they think we are on the list??? So the @$$ holes like Strategic don't bother us! If I wanted these type calls, I would not be on the list... Duh! This is not exactly rocket science...

November 20th, 2007 CK CA

Multiple calls in recent days from this numbers. they hang up on my voicemail.

November 19th, 2007 Steve

I went to www.strategicfundraising.com and clicked on the do-not-call icon to be removed from their internal do not call list (since they are excempt from national do not call list).

November 19th, 2007 DJ WI

I am on a "DO NOT CALL" List. Yet daily these people harrass me. Every time I answer the phone all I get is dead air. I want this to stop immediately or I will report the harrassment to the State authorities.

November 18th, 2007 mhamilton TX

they call here in TX at least twice a day, 7 days a week

November 16th, 2007 KM TX

Get repeated calls from this number...they never leave a message, and when I answer, it hangs up or disconnects.

November 15th, 2007 Suzie OR

Have received numerous calls from this number. I've gotten to it twice, and each time it was the NRA. Once for my son, once for my husband. When told they weren't here, they just asked that I let them know they called and hung up with no further message, and not wanting to talk to me. Got another one today, when I finally answered it, there was no-one there. Tried calling back, and just get a busy number.

November 14th, 2007 sharon AZ

have had 5 calls in 3 days....hang up when answered

November 14th, 2007 C TX

This is a fund raising call from the Republican National Committee.

November 13th, 2007 Guy

They asked, "when was the last time you had gone out shooting?" and "do I still own a gun?

November 12th, 2007 Brisbin CA

This number has been calling us repeatedly. We are on the "do not call" list.

November 11th, 2007 CB IL

I am sick and tired of these jerks calling and harrassing me. The last one tried to tell me how to vote in the Presidential election.
I keep hanging up on them and they keep on calling.

November 9th, 2007 Jeanette PA

Asked for anavailable person and hung up on me

November 9th, 2007 george MD

stop calling

November 9th, 2007 Bob PA

Called around 9pm EST - left NO message on the answering machine

November 8th, 2007 Wendy

Got 5 calls from Strategic Tele this week. Probably another scam in the works. They never leave a message.

November 8th, 2007 LM CA

I got two calls from this number within a half hour but they did not leave a message.

November 8th, 2007 mag PA

Strategic Fundraising has a "Do Not Call" list on their database. They say they honor a person's desire not to be called and request your telephone number and last name.

November 8th, 2007 UAW NC

On the do not call list, calls come regardless. What to do? Blow a whistle into the phone!!!!

November 2nd, 2007 quido

I work for this company totally legit if you dont want them to call just ask them they will take your name off the list. They get this info from the Rnc Nra ect. All people that are called have in the past gave their info to someone in the rnc nra ect.
Thanks we are nice people and have no problem removing you from the list JUST TELL US TO>
Thanks again If you dont want us to call we dont want to waste our time calling you.

November 1st, 2007 Cathy PA

Caller indicated his call was for the Republican National Committee. The Do Not Call list allows political calls, but it gets annoying when you get dozens a week. I did call the number Jim Reese indicated and got Strategic Fundraising. The service rep Shaun, was very polite and said they'll remove my number from the list within 24 hours.

October 29th, 2007 BOB

2ND CALL FROM THIS OUTFIT. HUNG UP UPON ANSWER 1ST TIME, DIDN'T LEAVE MESSAGE 2ND TIME. I'M ON THE NAT DNC LIST TOO.

October 27th, 2007 KMC CA

Just received a call from them asking for my wife's previous husband who's now no longer with us.

October 25th, 2007 Brian Francis AZ

Constant calls with nobody on the other end. When you answer and say hello they disconnect

October 23rd, 2007 CR TX

Strategic Fundraising has a website. www.strategicfundraising.com On the home page of the website is a link to their in-house do no call list. I put my number on the list. It says it takes 24-48 hours to remove it from all the campaigns they have. We'll see.

October 21st, 2007 Kati9 WI

Update on previous comment: After reading some of the comments here, I called them. I got a recording saying they only do nonprofit and political fundraising, which is why they can disregard the "do not call" lists. However, they gave me the option of having my number added to their own, private "do not call" list. I gave my number, and the recording said it would take up to 48 hours for them to add it to their list. After that, I should no longer be bothered by them. We'll see. By the way, I did this without ever having to talk to a human being.

October 21st, 2007 Kati9 WI

These people have been calling several times a day for the past couple of weeks. We are on the state and national "Do not call" lists. We have not answered when they've called, so I don't know what they want, though it is probably money. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I'm assuming it's either for something nonprofit or election-related. If not, I'd like to report them.

October 20th, 2007 Dan H

Go to their web-site and you can enter your number on their "don't call" list; you don't have to speak with anyone. Here is their URL:
www.strategicfundraising.com

October 16th, 2007 Macho Taco CA

Have Gotten lots of calls from them over the years...about three a day now. Visit their website www.strategicfundraising.com and click on the Do Not Call icon to enter your number to be taken off their internal call list.

October 15th, 2007 MC CA

Saw this on their Web site: An in-house do-not-call list. Hope it works.

www.strategicfundraising.com

October 15th, 2007 MC CA

The dude asked for my husband. When I asked who he was, he replied: "Joe Stone" and said he'd call back later.

October 13th, 2007 JLG

Have repeatedly told not to annoy me to no avail. Call my cell phone and use up my minutes if I answer, so I now just select "ignore call." I just now requested "Do Not Call" on the website strategicfundraising.com. Supposedly takes 48 hours to go into effect. Will see.

October 13th, 2007 Don

We have received two calls a day for months. We don't answer the calls and are on the Do Not Call list. This is maddening. We should be able to get this stopped.

October 12th, 2007 turbomx6 NH

They call 2 to 3 times a week, I never answer it. I am on the Do Not Call List, doesn't seem to matter.

October 11th, 2007 Frederick NJ

For over four years, since being assigned our telephone number on arriving in town, we have been called by this number, asking for a "Mr. Keller," who is unknown to us. I have been requesting -- politely at first, but loudly recently -- that they take "Mr. Keller" off their list since he is not at our number. The callers, male and female, always politely promise to do this, but days later we will get another call from this number for "Mr. Keller." I will now try to call the number and use the automatic "Do Not Call" feature. Let's hope it works! Nothing else has.

October 11th, 2007 PSin Arizona

Didn't answer, and they didn't leave a message. I'm on the Do Not Call List as well. Guess I'm going to have to answer it the next time to tell them NOT to call me.

October 9th, 2007 James Larsen CA

Yes if y0ou want to make a toll call to every fund raiser in the US you can get then to stop calling JR but who has the time and the money to waste. Better to get the laws changed to put telemarketers in jail!
I put them on my permanent blocked list, but why should I have to? The National DO NOT CALL LIST SHOULD BE ENOUGH!

October 7th, 2007 Mary Stewart CA

To get on their DO NOT CALL list, simply dial back their number. Your call will be answered by an automated system. Follow the instructions to be placed on their DO NOT CALL LIST.

September 29th, 2007 JW FL

They have called me for weeks. I never answer. I went to their website and put in my info for their internal Do Not Call list. Hopefully it will stop now.

September 29th, 2007 kevin NY

spent 6.95 to find out it was tele-strategic, a tele-marketing and fund raising company. Should have came here first!

September 29th, 2007 ShadoWings AZ

If you call number, there is a polite explanation of who they are. There is an auto opt-out option #0 with verbal confirmation. "May take up to 48 hours...." **REMINDER: If you have even remotely had business with this company within the last 18? months, or the caller is a Charity or Fundraising Organization, the Federal DO NOT CALL List DOES NOT APPLY.**

September 24th, 2007 elizabeth

calls everyday never awnser
6 days

September 22nd, 2007 G AZ

Received about 6 calls from this number, caller ID says "Strategic Tele". Took several attempts to talk to them, I would answer, could hear the call center on the other end, then they hung up on me. Turns out it's the NRA, I've let them know that the Do Not Call list means DO NOT CALL - I don't care that political and non-profits are exempt, and remove my support from anyone who calls me. It's not called the "Do Not Call unless you're a politician or fundraiser List" - it's the "DO NOT CALL" list.

September 22nd, 2007 RCJ UT

I received two calls from this number--once while I was gone, once while at home. I answered the second call---the caller identified himself as being from the Republican National Committee and asked only one question: my thoughts on having Barak Obama or Hillary Clinton elected to the White House.

September 20th, 2007 TB

Last call from Strategic Telemarketing was 9/11/07. Called them that evening at (920) 235-5013 and asked the lady to put me on their internal Do Not Call list. No calls for a week, now. They are a fund raising organization and exempt from the National Do Not Call Registry. You MUST call them and request to be removed from their calling list or the calls will continue. If they do not honor your request then you can report them at donotcall.gov or call 888-382-1222.

September 18th, 2007 K CA

They never leave a message. I got sick of this, so I followed Jim Reese's advice and called (920) 235-5013. I spoke with a guy named Sean, who was more than happy to help and apologized if their calls bothered me. Very professional.

September 17th, 2007 Irene

Jim--I'm not as lucky as you. I have called them asking them to stop calling me. I'm visited their web site and have sent messages to every single executive from the CEO down asking them to stop calling me. I'm on the Do Not Call List. They still call me continuously. So it's really not that easy as you state. Posting here is useless also. I'm changing my number this week and will try to figure out where this company can be reported for harrassment.

September 16th, 2007 JS VA

They've called frequently in the past 2 weeks, but no msg (in VA). It is annoying. They usually hang up if we don't answer in a few rings. I will ask them to take me off the list if they call again.

September 14th, 2007 LF

Caller hung up when answered, tried to call back and it was busy. Call comes in everyday on my phone at the same time.

September 13th, 2007 Sweets

They never leave a message but I'm going to add them to the do no call list! They are getting annoying.

September 11th, 2007 JFP TX

5 calls in 2 days. I did not answer as I have no reason to talk with a telemarketer and am on National do not call list.

September 9th, 2007 LED

Asked for someone with the same last name as us, but wrong first name.

September 6th, 2007 CE

CAller hung up again as soon as I answered. So much for National Do not call list!

September 6th, 2007 JJG CT

First time I was called at 2:30pm. No message

September 5th, 2007 Brogan WI

Use this website www.strategicfundraising.com to remove yourself off their list!! Good Luck!!

September 2nd, 2007 JC MD

I have received numerous calls from this number. I do not answer most. My wife answered a couple. No one on the line.
STRATEGIC FUNDR (920) 231-0700 Aug 29 2:28 PM
Unavailable Restricted Aug 29 2:14 PM
STRATEGIC FUNDR (920) 231-0700 Aug 28 11:47 AM

STRATEGIC FUNDR (920) 231-0700 Aug 24 10:41 AM
STRATEGIC FUNDR (920) 231-0700 Aug 24 10:41 AM

September 1st, 2007 Crntz IL

Could this be a totally bogus outfit? Calls and asks for my exhusbands name. My # has never been used before and no one knows my exhusbands name. However, he is paranoid and is having me followed by an PI. Just lettin' all you know...

August 31st, 2007 Joe CA

They call me many times form 8am to 8pm every Day
I answerd it this time and said "Yeeeeeeeeeeess!!" in a voice simaler to lerch they then hung up.

August 31st, 2007 suzie

Have received numerous calls from this number. I don't answer the calls, messages never left.

August 30th, 2007 Anonymous GA

I am looking thru my history of received calls, and this number, (920) 231-0700, appears 16 times during the last 7 days. A company that depends on calling people and hanging up on them up to 5 times daily and has an unsatisfactory rating with the Better Business Bureau needs to be put out of business altogether.

August 29th, 2007 SMP TN

Marie, I NEVER give out my cell number to ANYONE but personal contacts. I reserve my cell phone for ONLY personal calls. My land line is used for everything else. They called my CELL phone anyway. They've never called my land line. I just called the number Jim Reese gave me and had an odd experience (see above), but ended up asking NOT to be called on my cell. I am not particularly convinced that it will end now, but I hope so. I have NO clue how they got my cell number, except by random calling. Which stinks!

August 29th, 2007 SMP TN

Kept getting several calls per day from this number on my cell, which COST ME MONEY! Google was no help until this site came up. I called the number mentioned by Jim Reese, and a guy answered with, "hey Kelly." I said "what??" He hung up on me. I hit redial, a WOMAN answered with, "Strategic Fundraising." I said, "you guys keep calling..." and she interrupted me saying that if I gave my phone number including area code they'd be happy to remove me. VERY weird. We shall see...

August 28th, 2007 VA VA

They call and do not leave a message. I wonder what they want? I am on the Do Not Call List but that list is apparently lacking teeth and/or balls to prevent those telemarketers from calling.

August 28th, 2007 KS

In keeping with their corporate reputation for ethics and integrity, they will voluntarily honor the request of individuals who do not wish to receive requests for donations over the phone. If you would like to add your phone number to their internal DNC database, please fill in your information in the blanks on their website. Please be advised that it can take between 24 to 48 hours to have your number removed from any active campaigns.

August 28th, 2007 KS

Strategic Fundraising is a national direct response fundraising agency that works with many of the nation’s largest political and not-for-profit organizations. These organizations are exempted from the National Do Not Call (“DNC”) regulations, and therefore are not subject to the standard DNC lists that apply to other marketers.

August 28th, 2007 KS

I also keep getting these calls in Wyoming. I went to their website and requested to be on the do not call list www.strategicfundraising.com

August 26th, 2007 JAS

Found this # in my phone list on my cell phone with the name 'A'. I didnt put it there!

August 23rd, 2007 Jo Ann WI

Claimed to be NRA wanting me to renew a membership I never had.

August 21st, 2007 BW

Also comes under the number 866-598-9904. A google search says this is also Strategic Fundraising.

August 20th, 2007 KBG MI

I am on a no call list,,,,I continue to get calls from strategic fundraising,,,even on sat and sunday mornings,,,i want this to stop!!!!! i get up to 3-4 calls daily!!!!!i don't answer,,,seeing i have caller id,,,,,,,,

August 16th, 2007 Connie Purvis OR

They sometimes hang up. Other times the number is on our "calls missed" but they don't leave a message.

August 13th, 2007 Les

I'm getting 2-3 calls a day. Its been going on for 3 weeks. They must have me pegged as an easy mark. I don't answer and they don't leave messages.

August 13th, 2007 Superfly CA

This one is pretty easy to resolve... I went to the web site:

www.strategicfundraising.com

and filled out the do not call form... Didn't give them my full name.. I didn't have to call back or anything, and hopefully this means they'll stop calling my cell. How the hell did they get my number in the first place?

August 11th, 2007 Jeff

They called and did not leave a message. I went to their website and registered my number so they would not call again. www.strategicfundraising.com

August 9th, 2007 Mike

none

August 6th, 2007 ST NC

I just called them & got a message that I could have our number added to their internal do not call list. We'll see if it works!

August 3rd, 2007 Liz SC

These people have called my house 4-5 times a DAY the last week. Never leave a message; I never answer it. So much for the Do Not Call Lis.

August 1st, 2007 RIS CA

THEY NEVER ANSWER BUT IF YOU DONT SPEAK THEY WILL STAY ON FOR @ 1 MINUTE.

July 31st, 2007 Lena VA

After the first call, I blocked them. I can see from my call log on my account that they do not listen to the "Not In Service" message and call over and over again, five or more times a day. Thanks to KN, I went to the website and requested that they cease calling

July 31st, 2007 KN CA

You can opt-out of their political and non-profit fundraising calls at:

www.strategicfundraising.com

July 31st, 2007 KN CA

I tried that email and got the following:

The following addresses had delivery problems:


Permanent Failure: 550_5.1.1_Bad_destination_mailbox_address_(stiwebmail@strategicfundraising.com).
Delivery last attempted at Tue, 31 Jul 2007 01:41:42 -0000

July 27th, 2007 Bernice CA

political/non-profit fundraiser
phone: 920-231-0700

email: stiwebmail@strategicfundraising.com

(920) 231-0700
9202310700
920.231.0700

July 27th, 2007 fm

I keep getting these calls. I know they just want money for onething or other. I am on the no call list and do not know why they are not a part of the no calls.

July 17th, 2007 LeMoine Hartel ND

They keep calling and I ask them to quit!!! HELP!

July 17th, 2007 Ginger SC

Have have numerous calls from this number and they hang up when answered...I stop answering now.

July 15th, 2007 GS NV

Haven't received calls from them for a while, but this weekend, they have come back with a vengeance. Something like 5 calls on my caller id in one day.

July 14th, 2007 Steve

Here is there contact info... I just called and gave them an ear full. They are removing me from their list of numbers to call. I spoke to some one names 'Buddy'...
Strategic Fundraising, Inc.
217 N. Main Street, Suite 200
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920-235-5013 Fax: 920-235-5636

July 14th, 2007 Steve

I have been receiving several calls a day for the past few weeks. Never leaves a message or says who they are or why they are calling when I do pick up. They are just rude.

July 14th, 2007 RayRay VA

Their website has a page for their own internal 'do not call' list. Scroll down the comment list and under an entry by Jeff is a link to the site. And, by the way, some of you are rather rude in your comments.

July 14th, 2007 Rick NY

Relentless fund raisers. THey have annoyed me so much I am going to register as a communist.

July 12th, 2007 Maureen MI

We have received at least four calls from this number since July 6. We have not answered any of the calls and no messages were left. We are on the National Do Not Call list.

June 27th, 2007 RTS

after I answered ,3rd ring they hung up

June 27th, 2007 RS in NY NJ

To SH in CA ... You seem to have anger issues. Political organizations are allowed to call. The oroginal response is correct... it keeps tha machine running. If you are SO busy you can't answer the phone once and say take me off your list obviously you business is SO GOOD and SO BUSY you SHOULD give the Republicans a couple of bucks. Share the wealth big shot.

June 20th, 2007 Kelly

Just to let you know, this is a fund raiser. Being on the do not call list doesn't stop them. Wrong, I know..but it doesn't. They call here sometimes 3 times a day. I pick up the phone then hang it back up...they still call

June 17th, 2007 linda CA

920 231-0700 is statgic fundrasing. The are a company who you can hire to make calls and fundraise for your org. Both the Democrats and Republicans use them to get funds via telephone calls. The political parties are not requred to the laws on the no-call-list... so, they'll call even if you are on it.

June 15th, 2007 Bob PA

Strategic Fundraising called for the 2nd time today, just as I was reading this. I told the lady as soon as I answered to please take my name of the list. She confirmed that I did not want to receive any more calls from the NRCC (National Republician something something,) sorry for the inconvenience. We'll see if they call again.

June 14th, 2007 l

have received several of these calls with caller id showing "strategic fundr" with no message left

June 13th, 2007 Bridges NC

Strategic Fundraising, calls every day once a day and hangs up. Never leaves a message. Is a charity that calls for political parties. Since they are a charity, they are allowed to call no matter if you are on the do not call list or not. Called and told them to put me on their do not call list and it says they will within 48 hrs.

June 1st, 2007 G.H. AK

I'm getting these weird calls I answer the phone and no one answers or it disconnects. The caller id reads Strategic Fundr
920-231-0700

I am on the NDNC list, and if they keep calling I'll report them

May 30th, 2007 Michael

Since this organiztion abuses the Do Not Call loophole, those involved have lost my vote/support.

May 30th, 2007 MAS MD

This company must call me 2 times per day almost every day for weeks! Leave a message or F' off dudes!

May 27th, 2007 Marie WI

Political calls are except from the Do Not Call Registry. To get them to stop calling you, you simply have to answer your phone and request it. You can asked to be taken off all their lists or just the list for that specific client. You can also call back the number and leave the information and that removal is done daily. It is not rocket science; if you do not want to be called you need to tell them. Your name is on their list becuase you either gave support in the past to that client or a similiar client. These people are doing their jobs. Not interested---no problem----just simply tell them.

May 25th, 2007 fem

called today again at 5:59 no one home and no mewssageleft on answering machine

May 24th, 2007 skydive KY

I have gotten several calls from this number, no message is ever left.

May 24th, 2007 fem

caller asked for my son. caller called again last night 5/23/2007

May 23rd, 2007 Jeff FL

These guys call my house almost every single business day of the week, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ON THE NATIONAL CALL LIST. They are abusing a loophole in the law, which allows charitable fundraisers to call you anyway.


It gets to the point now that sometimes when I see their number on my Caller ID, I quickly press answer and hang up buttons on my phone, cutting them off! LOL!

As it turns out, this company has an UNSATISFACTORY ratinG with the Better Business Bureau:

www.wisconsin.bbb.org

Here is more info on these spammers:

Strategic Fundraising
7591 Ninth St. North
Oakdale, MN 55128
Telephone: (651) 233-5029
Fax: (651) 649-0424
www.strategicfundraising.com

Additional Addresses
202 Eau Claire St.
Suite 207
Eau Claire, WI 54701-3620


Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (715) 831-8300


Additional Fax Numbers
Fax: (715) 831-1282

May 22nd, 2007 david mervyn

I would appriecate it if no one called from this number at this 715-489-3429 as this number is on a no call list. My mom answered and they asked for me My mom is on the no call list

May 20th, 2007 jn NH

i have been getting 2-3 calls a day. if i pick up they hang up. if you look up strategic funding the board is listed with phone #'s
Dan Rice - founder
phone 651-233-5014
cell 651-402-7144 I left him a voice mail, see if he calls back
Jill Hackenmueller
651-233-5035

Andrew Olsen
651-233-5030

May 19th, 2007 lcn

i guess being on the do not call list doesnt' mean a ...d..thing because i keep getting calls from this number several times every week. caller id says strategic funding.

May 16th, 2007 SH in CA

So SBL, because I have to stop what I am doing to answer the phone and I don't get their in time because the computer let it ring only 3 times...is MY fault? and I shouldn't be upset? The fact that "the machine" is trying to get me to donate (AGAIN) to the cause, in my mind I would think they would want to accommodate me, not annoy me and my family. I have NEVER had anyone on the phone when I answered regardless of how fast I answer. I am a loyal Republican but due to this system I will never donate to the party via the phone again!

May 7th, 2007 SBL MO

Ok folks, this is how it works from the inside... It is a fund raising group for political and non-profit organizations, EXEMPT FROM DO NOT CALL LIST! And if you are a loyal Republican or NRA member you would not mind these calls because they keep the machine rolling. HOWEVER, if you want to be removed from the list, please have some respect and just ask to be removed, dont scream and yell like some freak for gods sakes just, listen for the conformation, and voila, its that simple! As for hang ups, no one is "hanging" up on you, it is an auto dialer so if you take to long it goes to the next call, just the nature of the game. No one is calling from some little old ladies house, it is a company based in Wisconcin, Minnisota,Missouri, ect... But number is out of Wis. Corporate office... Again, if your on a DO NOT CALL list, so what, law says,we can call:)The company will gladly take you off the list, they dont want to waste your time anymore than you waste theirs. BTW,they call for several Republican causes, so if you dont want to be called by any of them request that you be removed from all of Stratigics lists, not just the NRA or NRCC (clients list) You will be asked do you wish to be removed from "whatever" list, just say remove me from all of stratigics lists! Flying off the handle and thinking that you really have some ammo just because your on some national or state do not call list does nothing, do your homework and see for yourself, they are within law, just pick up the phone and make the request!

May 3rd, 2007 SamH NC

This is most likely political fundraising, as that is what Strategic Fundraising specializes in. Political fundraising calls are still allowed to call people who are on the national do not call list.

May 3rd, 2007 Hunter CA

Political call asking for money for senator mccains party

May 3rd, 2007 tr CA

Two calls tonight, never heard of them before. They left no message. I've been on DNC since it began. (Don't forget to renew.)

May 3rd, 2007 Hunter CA

2 calls to day no one on line no messages

April 23rd, 2007 bowty57

hang up, hang up, hang up hang up, hang up, when will it ever end?

April 20th, 2007 CrewRest FL

Hung-up when machine answered

April 19th, 2007 DMJ MN

NO MESSAGE, NO ONE ON LINE, REPEATING HOURLY NO ONE THERE.

April 18th, 2007 Karla again OR

Getting a couple calls a week from these ass___s

April 16th, 2007 SG AZ

Strategic Fundr has been calling my office number daily for the last two weeks -- finally just started picking up and disconnecting immediately. Unfortunately they still keep calling.

April 12th, 2007 KazzinCO SC

I was screening answering machine messages this morning and this number called--whoever it was just hung up after my machine came on. I understand from reading that they're exempt from Do Not Call list rules (we're on that too) but I wish this wasn't the case and that I didn't have to do work to stop them from calling.

April 10th, 2007 Gerald Johnson AZ

Recieved 2 calls from this number in the last 30 min's. I'm on the DO NOT CALL LIST, why are they calling?

April 5th, 2007 Lou VA

Just received a call from them. Nobody there and when I hit recall the number rang and rang and no one answered.

April 2nd, 2007 F TX

This number has shown up on my caller ID 22 times in the past two weeks. I am also on the 'do not call' list.

March 22nd, 2007 bianca OK

said that they were calling with the republican party. when i told her i was on the no call list, she told me they didn't fall under that. i then told her that i was recording the call and that i was telling her to remove our number from their list and if i recieve another call i will press charges for harrassment and will submit the recorder with her voice to my attorney. i'm sure as she was saying yes mam, she was laughing like "yea right"

March 20th, 2007 s AZ

I have been getting these calls for over a week now all around the same time including a Sunday. Irritating

March 17th, 2007 VK WI

Just called and I told the guy, "you know, even if I wanted to donate to your cause, I wouldn't do it because you cold called me at home. If I want to donate, I'll look up the org. online and donate." He apologized and kept going on his spiel. I let him talk for a half minute until he required a response from me, then I said 'yes' and hung up. Yes, I could call a number and have them not call anymore, but I shouldn't have to, so, I'll mess with 'em from now on, I'll answer and talk with them, then at the end hang up. I want to waste as much of their time as they have of mine. grrrrrr

March 16th, 2007 DCS - followup MD

I took Jim Reese's advice, and called Strategic Fundraising at 920-235-5013. Alison, the operator, was very pleasant and understanding, and took my number for their do not call list with no trouble or argument at all. Thanks for the tip, Jim!

March 12th, 2007 Alvin AZ

They just called MY CELLPHONE. They're entitled to call due to their politically-related affiliation. They STILL have to stop calling if asked to do so.

March 7th, 2007 Lori Brown ME

Asked them not to call...they keep calling...even as late as 9PM EST...they even hang up sometimes when I do answer

March 5th, 2007 p AZ

This co has called me 3x a day for a week and I am on the National DO NOT CALL registry.

March 5th, 2007 Bill GA

Please don't call again

March 2nd, 2007 gary

this # calls me 3 times a day every day and i want it stopped

February 28th, 2007 LC

I am SO OVER this compnay calling me everyday.. WHat can be done about this? I am on the DNC list!

February 27th, 2007 Robert AZ

Called us. answering machine got it. I have the disconnected line tones at the start of our message. They hung up immediately, called back... machine answered it and they hung up.

February 24th, 2007 Linda KY

This number keeps appearing on our caller ID. We're on Do Not Call List, but they keep calling. We've found that if you let the phone ring twice before picking up, you'll avoid most of these groups.

February 18th, 2007 Pat IL

I have done what good ole Jimmy Reese suggested many times and it does work. Goes to show you the politicans pulled one over on us again. I guess it is "charitable" to give to their campaigns. What part of "do not call" don't they understand? Go figure!

February 14th, 2007 K

Same deal - I have been receiving a call about once a week for the past month but I don't answer numbers I don't recognize...and they never leave a message. How do I get them to leave me alone?!

February 9th, 2007 ps CA

920 231 0700
as Strategic Funr

I called with the info Jim Reese gave and requested to please move my number. Tada.

February 6th, 2007 KW AZ

We did not answer and they did not leave message and instead they hung up. We are on the do not call list.

February 6th, 2007 SH Mesa AZ AZ

Hung up when I answered

January 26th, 2007 CJ

Answered. They hung up. Called number back. Their recorded message identified them as Strategic Fundraising(paraphrased) 'Fund raising organization probably calling with a message from a politition or charity you support' with opportunity to leave phone number and name to be put on their "do not call" list within 48. Number googles as "Bernice Jahnke (920) 231-0700 220 N Westfield St, Oshkosh, WI 54902 ."

January 24th, 2007 Sharon TN

I answered this time and it was on behalf of Sen John Mcain!

January 24th, 2007 no name TN

Caller ID said OSh Kosh, WI. Found name of person through Goole Bernice Janke

January 22nd, 2007 Big John

Did not answer because it had no name.

January 19th, 2007 John

I've been getting calls from this number almost daily for the last few weeks. Normally I don't answer any calls to my land line, but after reading this page, I answered it. The first time I didn't answer quick enough, and there was no one on the line. The second time I picked up as soon as I saw the caller ID (on the second ring) and I got a person on the phone. I asked them to remove this number from their list, and they referred to me by my last name and confirmed that they were removing me from the "Save the Children" list. I'm guessing this number probably comes up for many different things if they are a general call center that is hired by outside organizations. As Jim Reese said, I think the best thing is to answer the call quickly and tell the person to take you off the list. Answering too slowly, or ignoring the call didn't seem to work for me.

January 18th, 2007 BWH OR

refuse to answere

January 18th, 2007 Al

AB & ASK: Why don't you follow Jim Reese's advice (above). ASK, did you ever consider the possibility that Google's record might be outdated, or just wrong? Jim, why do you doubt that they will remove your number from their list? Have you had a bad experience with them before?

January 13th, 2007 ASK ME

Google says this number belongs to Bernice Jahnke out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. So is Strategic Fundraising even a real company, or just someone trying to scam us from this woman's house?

January 13th, 2007 AB ME

I am on the DO NOT CALL List but they keep calling and hanging up!!!!

January 4th, 2007 Jim

I called the number JR listed below, and Rob was very nice when I asked him to remove my numbers. We'll see...

January 3rd, 2007 Jim Reese FL

They're a fundraising group, they don't leave messages. If they hung up on you it was because you got to the phone just as the "wait-for-an-answer" time ran out and they had to call another number. The company is Strategic Fundraising. They are in the phone book if you bother to check. They are located at 217 N Main St in Oshkosh, WI. Their regular office phone number is(920) 235-5013. They do fund- raising for political and non-profit organizations. These two types are exempt from the do-not-call rules. The company will be more than happy to take your number off their internal do-not-call list if you would take as much time to call them and ask as you have wasted by posting ignorant comments on this site. I am on the do-not-call registry. They called. I called them back requesting they not do that anymore. They don't. It's that easy.

January 2nd, 2007 SL ID

They have called everyday,sometimes twice a day, for over a year. Emailed them at their company website to stop now.

December 30th, 2006 Theresa WA

They have called my nuber at least 5 times a day for the past 10 weeks or so. I guess I will have to answer and tell them to

December 30th, 2006 ml WA

same as everyone else-they keep calling and no answer when I do pick-up. Did a search & found you listing & someone named Bernice Jahnke in OahKosh, WI. ARRRRGGGGGHHHHH

December 30th, 2006 Sean

he was with the NRA. National Rifle Assoc. I told him i was on the Do Not Call LIst. and told him I would report them if they called back again and i HUNG UP>. lol

December 29th, 2006 Richard WI

When receiving phone calls from a strange number, just ignoring it will not do anything. It is important that if you do not want the phone calls, to answer, and tell them that. Otherwise, according to law, they can call your house up to 5 times a day.

December 27th, 2006 EV WI

Senator McCain's exploratory committee asking for money.
They've been calling for days, I finally answered to get them to stop.

December 27th, 2006 Aeg AK

Strategic Fundr. This company is calling me non-stop...Seems to ignore the do not call registry.

December 23rd, 2006 Bazemore

Caller keeps calling but refuses to leave a message. 2nd call today

December 21st, 2006 S Greer SC

I have received 3 or 4 calls from this number, most recently today. I answered on the third ring (that's how long it took for caller ID to show up), but all I got was a dial tone.

December 16th, 2006 Joe

Call all the time here in Tennessee too.

December 7th, 2006 Charliebones

I have ID documented at least three calls a day from this number over the past month.

December 6th, 2006 SF WI

Will they ever stop calling and hanging up? We never answer. Caller ID says OshKosh, Wis. We are also on the Nation Do Not Call List. How do we stop them or get off their list?

December 5th, 2006 David TX

Called 12/05 at 4:14PM (CT) - at first the caller ID showed Strategic FundR ? and then just the number -

November 28th, 2006 Harold Jenkins SC

None. Did not answer the call.

November 27th, 2006 al MD

Have gotten numerous hang up calls from this # recently.Finally didn't get hung up on yhis time.it's some kid who knows what magazine you subscribed to and goes"Thanks for your support.And you do support our troops,RIGHT?"---I asked to be removed from the list before she could try to hustle me for $$$$

November 21st, 2006 T MN

I received 2 calls from this number in the last two days. I didn't answer and no messages were left.

November 21st, 2006 SC WI

Recieved call from Strategic Fundraising in Wisconsin after I left name and number two weeks ago to stop calling, my phone is also listed on the National Do Not Call List.

November 17th, 2006 WRK GA

Caller just hung up when I answered.