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

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206-438-4146 214-586-9999 231-732-2031 404-902-6981 406-948-8117 480-543-1164 601-373-4633 714-444-5555 801-623-4631 814-940-0200 817-302-0293 866-313-8139 888-226-3713 954-228-1952 983-000-8722

200 Comments

(954) 228-1952

September 15th, 2013 Nancy J. FL

Never leaves a message, & I don't pick up on strange calls.

September 12th, 2013 noneya FL

Why does someone from this number continue to call my phone? They say it is a "service follow-up call" but I haven't had anything done that required service from anyone. STOP THEY CALLS!!!

(404) 902-6981

October 13th, 2012 Tired GA

Did not leave message but glad to know who they are, they call every year and I'm tired of it.

September 28th, 2012 TLNM GA

Fraternal Order of Police Solitation

September 28th, 2012 FOP GA

Fraternal Order of Police fundraising. Note: "The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is a labor union consisting of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States." Though not necessarily left or right wing, as with most unions their political positions and activism focus on their own best interests, not yours.

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April 24th, 2011 Former employee UT

I used to work at Western wats and it is a complete joke- They recycle the number several times a day even after the empolyees have told the managers that the number does not want to take the survey they STILL use the same numbers and ignore what the person on the other end of the phone has said. I do not blame you guys for being angry, I would be angry too! Its hard for the workers because honestly we know that you guys have said no and do not want to be bothered with a "fast 5 min survey" that turns into a 40 min survey. So yay for your anger but just direct it to the correct people. Don't get upset with the worker but rather if they call ask to speak to the manager and chew them out for being idoits.

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March 1st, 2011 Annoyed too WV

Repeated calls at all hours. The last one this evening at 8:51 pm. Less than 20 minutes after my 3 year old went to bed. I asked if they knew the time and for my number to he removed. Hope it works.

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January 28th, 2011 JHB IN

Left a message about lower interest rates on credit cards. Sounded like a scam.

January 17th, 2011 Keith VA

Message about lowering interest rates on CC's.
SCAM

January 12th, 2011 Ginny

RECORDED MESSAGE ABOUT INTREST RATES SAYS TO PRESS 1 TO LOWER INTREST RATES.DOES NOT SAY WHO IS CALLING.I AM ON NO CALL LIST AND REPORT THESE CALLS BUT THEY STILL KEEP CALLING.

January 6th, 2011 AAAAAAAA MT

No Message.

December 21st, 2010 timbo PA

UNAVAILABLE; 5:35 PM "Lower your interest rate to 6.9% SCAM! Must act now!

December 16th, 2010 Bob

Lower your credit card interest to 6.95%.

December 16th, 2010 MCD OH

There is no reason I can think of that a 'service dispatch' in Montana would be calling someone in Ohio. I did not pick up.

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December 14th, 2010 Unavailable IL

Called and asked to be removed from databases. They were nice enough, but did say they have up to 30 days. Told them I would continue playing Mary Had A Little Lamb on the phone every time they called. Last time I gave the phone to my 5 year old and said he would get $.05 for every minute he kept them on the line, but that didn't last very long.

What I don't get is how they can have 30 days to remove from the list. I'm certain the software exists to do it within 24 hours.

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November 25th, 2010 Lil Help

Many of you state that you are on the Do Not Call list or refuse to answer. The Do Not Call list only resticts solicitations or sales calls. These types of calls rely on you, the respondent, to exercise a little intelligence. Unfortunately, that requires you to answer the call and actually hear the nature of the call. Once you know the nature of the call, you must clearly state 'Remove me from your list'. An interviewer can not remove you from the list otherwise. Any no answers, pick up hang ups, and answering machines automatically return you to the callback list.

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October 18th, 2010 lydia bulas

no one answered and when i call back, they answer "person to person"

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September 25th, 2010 rianne B7 Philippines

well idk i called them; got routed to their so called i.t department. got this guy- - - carlo he said. did not give me any real help whatsoever. said repeatedly i dont want to participate but this guy acted like he did not hear a word. i hated it!

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September 8th, 2010 Amanda OH

These people call all the time---they are calling a business line, and when they call, I can't even press a number to let me do anything. It just hangs up---ANNOYING!!!!

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August 4th, 2010 Nikki CA

No one on the line when I picked up the phone. The call came from someone calling from 814-940-0200 and the caller ID states in was from Person to Person.

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August 3rd, 2010 dljames OH

they left no message

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August 2nd, 2010 cm CA

National research group! I use to work for them well over a decade ago. they aren't trying to sell you anything just want to ask you questions about movie commercials. just tell them tk me off your list if U don't want to.

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July 26th, 2010 RB OH

They just called my house but did not leave a message. I thought that phone number looked kind of shady to me.

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May 1st, 2010 Rivera NC

Called 4x today. First call was at 8 a.m. and they woke us up. Comes up as Person to Person. Screws my my answering machine with long silences.

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April 17th, 2010 Annoyed TX

This was posted on another website...Roger Gates is CEO of DSS Research. His home number is below.

There is also a second listing for Roger and his wifey Rebecca Gates at
4620 Washburn Ave Fort Worth, TX 76107-3731
Now we can call him at HIS house: (817) 731-2322

February 17th, 2010 S

They were harassing me as well. I told them if they send me something in writing I'd look at it, but I do not participate in telephone solicitation, even if it is for research/non-profit purposes. They were very quick to hang up after I said that. The do not call list only applies to organizations that are selling something. According to donotcall.gov (https://www.donotcall.gov/faq/faqbusiness.aspx)
"The National Do Not Call Registry applies to any plan, program, or campaign to sell goods or services through interstate phone calls. This includes telemarketers who solicit consumers, often on behalf of third party sellers. It also includes sellers who provide, offer to provide, or arrange to provide goods or services to consumers in exchange for payment."

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February 11th, 2010 Deej TX

I did not answer the call. I screen all calls. But in answer to Dee who said she was going to file a complaint with DNC, (which I presume is the Do Not Call list): Anyone that you have an account with is allowed to call you. You should probably close or threaten to close your account with them (your choice of course). But you'll have to work with Gevalia on this one. You could also threaten to report to the BBB. But don't be too hasty on actually reporting to BBB on anybody. Try to work with Gevalia first. I just got my 'first' call, which is how I ended up finding this web site (one of many on Google). Best of luck!!

January 21st, 2010 Dee NE

This number is showing up on caller ID as "unknown", but the woman who I talked to was selling Gevalia Coffee special offers (seasonal coffee). They get the names from anyone who has inquired about or joined Gevalia Coffee Service (or other product programs). I am a Gevalia Coffee member, BUT have never given permission or asked for any sales/special offers. Advised this caller I was NOT interested and for her to remove my name/number. It doesn't work... in about 6 months I'll be getting more calls. Am filing complaint with DNC!

December 30th, 2009 Shisako MN

814-640-0200
It's Person to Person Marketing

It's for Gevalia Coffee.

They called my number more than once a day.
I called back to request that they not call again.
From what others said on another site about them, I doubt they'll stop calling.

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November 25th, 2009 jed B7 Philippines

for job purpose

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October 31st, 2009 Jamie G OR

As someone who works for Neilson, This is a very simple job for the interviewers but also very frustrating. For those who we call we just ask that you help us. but for those who do want us to take us off the list, we can take you off our list but since market research companies do not qualify for the "Do not call list" since we are selling anything, there can be tons of other market research companies that can call you.

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October 25th, 2009 Bill Eastham VA

They have called five times in the last two weeks. We have asked several times to be taken off the list. They keep calling. They keep commenting, they have a right to call and are not subject to the “do not call list.” So as a result of the continued calls I have sent letters to the FCC, the phone company, my Congressmen and both Senators, and my state representatives as well as the Governor. I will continue to send letters until this company and others like them get the message.

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October 14th, 2009 sick and tired PA

i'm sick wid it---dees fools keep callin muphakas and i'm made as hell and aint gonna take it anymore...i wish someone would go to dat address where these fools are callin from and "leave them a message!"--word!

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October 9th, 2009 Jessica 08 Costa Rica

First of all, when we call to interview you "gringos," you are perfectly able to understand since we speak good English. Our accent is not perfect, but you can't even speak Spanish. Second, you have to connect your brain to your mouth because many of you say "take me off the do not call list!" Man, what the hell does it mean? Third, if you want us not to call back ever again you have to say "take me off the list"; otherwise, we will continue to call you since those are the instructions given to us. Some of you are very nice people. It is a shame that most of you are so racist and xenophobic!

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October 1st, 2009 Josh Jones CA

They've called me 3 times a day for the past 2 weeks. I've already invested in a 2 way voice-recorder. Every time they call I'm going to record the conversation. Of course in California I'd have to get their permission to record, but hey..
Now here's the real catch... every phone call they place to you after your do not call request carries a fine of $10,000 in court... I think I'll let em' call 3 more times before I take it to my lawyer, that way there's proof of harrassment.
Let's see how much they like the game when they have to play by my rules.

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September 25th, 2009 Ken

Just call back the number and tell them not to call you anymore. Ane while your at, call your credit card companies too. DB is right below, any company can call if you've establilshed a bus. relationship with them. But, if you call and specifically tell them not to they are required to stop. So, the next time they call dont waste your time coming here just tell them to take a hike.

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September 20th, 2009 robert c. PA

for erika . people like us try to tell you people to put us on a do not call list . never works . yall call back anyway

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August 13th, 2009 Lisa Sharf

Have received multiple calls from this number, all listed as "person to person". Have been on the "do not call" list for months.

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July 2nd, 2009 B NY

Don't call any company & ask for the CEO, you're not going to get him. Period. Especially when you can't pronounce his name properly.

I don't care if it's a legit survey or some other bottom-feeder telemarketer, it ain't happenin'.

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June 21st, 2009 JASON IVERSON 08 Costa Rica

I'M AN INTERVIEWER FOR DATASCENSION AN OUTSOURCING COMPANY, I WORK IN SAN JOSE,COSTA RICA, THATS WHERE MOST OF YOU PEOPLE ARE GETTING THIS CALL FROM SAYING THAT THE CALL IS FROM NIELSEN MOVIEVIEW IN HOLLYWOOD,CA. DATASCENSIONS HEADQUARTERS ARE IN SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA. AND MANY TIMES WE ARE REQUIRED TO SPEAK WITH KIDS OVER THE AGE OF 12, WHICH I THINK DEFINITELY SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW, THIS MOVIE SURVEY HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WITH IMPROVING SERVICES, ITS JUST ABOUT THE PUBLICS INTEREST IN SEEING NEW MOVIES AT A THEATRE. I DEFINITELY AGREE WITH YOU PEOPLE THAT AT LEAST 90% OF THIS INTERVIEWERS DO SOUND LIKE THEY ARE FROM INDIA BUT THEY ARE CALLING YOU FROM SAN JOSE,COSTA RICA. THIS IS A SURVEY THAT IS DEFINITELY SPONSORED BY NIELSEN MOVIEVIEW, BUT IF ANYONE CAN GET IN TOOUCH WITH REAL NIELSEN MOVIEVIEW EMPLOYEES, TELL THEM THAT THE FACILITY IN SAN JOSE,COSTA RICA THAT DOES SURVEYS FOR THEM IS VERY DIRTY, BECAUSE WE HAVE CERTAIN THINGS CALLED CLIENT MONITORS, THAT IS WHERE REAL NIELSEN EMPLOYEES LISTEN TO OUR CALLS HERE IN COSTA RICA, SO ONLY A HANDFULL ARE PICKED FOR CLIENT MONITORS, ONLY THE MOST FLUENT, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE 60 OR SO INTERVIEWERS DIALING THIS PROJECT. THE SCAM IS THAT WE AS INTERVIEWERS ARE INFORMED BY OUR QA'S WHEN WE WILL BE LISTENED TO BY THE CLIENT WHICH IS NIELSEN, WHEN IN ALL HONESTY WE SHOULD NEVER BE INFORMED WHEN THE CLIENT WILL LISTEN TO US, PLEASE REPORT THAT TO NIELSEN, SO HOPEFULLY THEY WILL STOP OUTSOURCING THEIR WORK TO DATASCENSION WHICH IS A VERY DIRTY COMPANY, I WORK FOR THEM, MY ID AT WORK IS 302944VC

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June 16th, 2009 Glen Hlas PA

Voluntary survey about Medicare

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June 3rd, 2009 STOP PA

Never bought this coffee, have no idea how they have my phone number from over a decade ago when I lived with my sister. I am not going to blame the sales person because they just pick up after an auto dialer. I do, however, blame the company. GEVALIA - INVEST IN A BETTER SYSTEM WHERE NOTATIONS CAN BE MADE OR BOXES CAN BE CHECKED SO THE NUMBER IS NEVER CALLED AGAIN WHEN ASKED TO STOP CALLING. It is 2009 for goodness sake. Invest in better software. Saying it doesn't work that way or there is no way for us to do that is an excuse and an unacceptable answer.

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May 16th, 2009 LGG MI

Didn't even bother to ask to be removed; put them into my call filtering on my VOIP line and now they'll get the "number is disconnected" message.

For those who come here from DSS, let me just say that most people don't want to participate in your market research. I refuse to be unpaid consultants, and I refuse to let you use the phone line I support for your own purposes. People are mean to you because they're tired of this nonsense.

April 28th, 2009 erika

i work for dss research and were just trying to help people with there health insurence to make it better for yall. If yall do not want us calling yall pick up the phone and say put me on your do not call list as simple as that. Yours your brain people.

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April 23rd, 2009 Joan NY

Either leave a message or STOP CALLING ME...
I don't pick up person to person calls.

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April 21st, 2009 th CA

2nd call in two weeks. I never answer, they don't leave a message

April 16th, 2009 Fedup CT

Caller ID showed only TX. I didn't answer and the answering machine had no message left on it.

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April 15th, 2009 DB

DO NOT CALL only restricts those with whom you do not have a prior business relationship. If you have subscribed to Gevalia, they are fully within their rights to call you and present offers. So stop whining about the Do Not Call list.

April 15th, 2009 Brian

It's GEVALIA COFFEE.

April 12th, 2009 NR CA

A whole lotta fuss over mail-order coffee.

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April 4th, 2009 Shiri

I got a call from this number just moments ago. I said "Hello?" five times and nobody responded; all I could hear was static. Reading this page says they are conducting surveys. I have no problem answering the surveys, if SOMEBODY WOULD RESPOND WHEN I SAY HELLO.

I won't be answering again. I don't like when numbers I don't recognize call my private cell phone. There's a REASON why I rarely give my number out.

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March 31st, 2009 Sn0wflakes MN

I keep getting calls from 817-301-0293. Tonight when they called I picked the phone up, hit talk and then end. They immediately called back do I did it again. They immediately called back again. UNREAL. That time I let it ring. Here is the info I found on this caller:
Decision Support Systems
4150 International Plz
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 302-0293
rgates@dssresearch.com
Roger Gates CEO
Map Quest link below. Anyone in the Fort Worth area please go to that building on our behalf and ask them to stop calling if no one answers after two attempts. Or tell them to learn to leave messages. It's VERY annoying, especially tonight when they called back 3 times within one minute. I have Vonage for my phone provider and I have a record of when they call. How can we stop them?
www.mapquest.com

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March 29th, 2009 Rita

Received a call from 214-568-999 at 9:03 03-29-09. Will these annoying calls ever stop. I am on the Do Not Call Registery.

March 24th, 2009 John

Got a call at my home and office phone - AT THE SAME TIME from this Out of Area . Answering machine answered and dead air.

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March 20th, 2009 Nena

I just wish they would stop calling me. How can we block this call?

March 19th, 2009 pampam CA

if WATTS is so cool and "nice," why is it moving its operation to Cebu in the Philippines? not just cheap pay -- they know President Obama will soon put them and all the other phone irritants out of business.

March 19th, 2009 Donavan CA

Outfits like Western Watts should be oulawed in the United States. While an outright banning is impossible, phone mills like WATTS would shut their doors in a hurry if more people would file civil suits over the harrasment and violation of privacy caused by this joints.

March 19th, 2009 Hate freeks WA

Fuckin Western watts employee of the month, get a real job and stop fuckin harrasing people and Stealing time and min of those of us with real jobs and have to work hard. for real. I fuckin hate the corrupted system that doesn't stand up for people. Harassment is illegal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We ain't falling for ur scam. idots.

March 16th, 2009 Anonymice NJ

MOST ANNOYING EVER. They keep calling while I'm at work or trying to sleep, and of course no one ever answers, so even if I wanted to talk to them (which I most definitely don't) I'd have to sit on the line a whole minute for the privilege. I hate these idiots more than words can convey. Here's some helpful feedback: invest in a better auto-dialer if you expect to talk to someone NOT pissed-off by the time you get around to the call.

Hopefully the opt-out email works. After five tries I managed to word it politely.

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March 13th, 2009 PlanoTX TX

Out of Area - FYI Area code 214 is a Dallas area code!

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March 6th, 2009 ex-researcher DC

Research companies are exempt from the do not call list. I used to work for 2 different research companies & one being Nielsen. It is like a sales job where you are required to call a certain amount of households per hour and they don't count dialed numbers, they only count actual call contacts. So a researcher would have to call about 100 phone numbers per hour just to get 5 or 6 interested participants and then you can't be slow about the collection of data either. The hardest part is that most people think you're a telemarketer and do mean things like say they're going to get someone and then never come back. They feel better but you get in trouble since you didn't meet you hh/hr requirement. So keep this in mind for both those looking for work and those receiving research co calls.

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March 5th, 2009 Cassandra TX

Answered. Got dead air.

February 28th, 2009 Omer

Got a call, didnt pick up since i dont know any demsse solmon but found out thats its supp to be a fake number and something bout house cleaning

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February 27th, 2009 unwanted MD

They don't quit. Filed a complaint at www.donotcall.gov. Maybe that will help.

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February 26th, 2009 Jack

I got a call on my cellphone tonight at 8:55pm from 801-623-4631 and I didn't answer, because I didn't recognize the number. I looked up here and found complaints, so here's my report...

I called my cell provider T-mobile and spoke with Connor in customer service. He said that he was glad I called and would open a ticket to see who is calling and burning up customer minutes with this kind of thing. I would suggest that anyone getting these calls should call their provider and open a ticket like I did. Maybe we can put a stop to it that way.

Blessings and peace,
Jack


"Success is learning to deal with plan B." ~author unknown

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February 15th, 2009 Marsha B MD

Another run to the phone, no number I recognized. Just TX....Did not leave message...
Why can't they get a life.

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February 12th, 2009 A Mom CA

This number called my daughter's cell phone. I read down this page and appreciated what the informed people had to say about Western Watts. I called back and was able to speak to a customer service rep, telling them they were calling my 12 year old's phone and asked that they please remove her # from their list. They were very kind and helpful. I never really mind offering my opinions on surveys and for those of you who get your panties in a bunch over it? Next time you wish a service offered to you had different options, had a better handle or had more flavor? Yeah, it's all because of people like you who think their time is so precious that it isn't something that satisfies you.

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February 8th, 2009 hmm..

Might I add that we only speak with Adults 18 or over so the person who said we were asking for their children is very uninformed.

And if you're wondering how we even got your number, it's a computer generated number, we have no control over who we call and when.

And yes it is procedure to set hang ups and immature respondents as callbacks for generally within the next few days.

So advice:: IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE CALLED BACK ASK THEM NICELY AND SAID YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THIS SURVEY! Then they SHOULD put you down as a hard refusal.

I know it might be annoying but why would you want to turn down someone who is doing the survey to improve whatever service's the survey might pertain to. They are mostly customer satisfaction, it is your chance to voice your opinions so do not take it in the wrong way.

Telephone Interviewers will not try to steal any personal information from you.

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January 24th, 2009 Rick NY

Have been continually harassed by these idiots. As to John listed above who is one of these callers who is asking us to be courteous, I say to heck with you. You stated that all you have to do is ask to be taken off their calling list....Baloney!!! I asked repeatedly for them to take me off their calling list and for them to stop calling me and they still call incessantly!! I don't know what good it will do, but I filed a complaint with the FCC because their calling is so relentless......

January 23rd, 2009 amy CA

caller left no voicemail - dono

January 19th, 2009 Ray CA

wow i got my cell phone activated 2 days ago. How did they find my number so fast?

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January 17th, 2009 cheikh KY

I put this number in my unknow list so I will not answer again.Thats it

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January 10th, 2009 In Texas TX

They suck, always calls my number, dumb ass

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December 23rd, 2008 ABC WI

This number calls my cell phone every day at 11:35 am. When I answered the first 2 times, they never said anything. All I heard was breathing so I hung up. Now when I don't answer, whoever it is hangs up and doesn't leave a message. This is very annoying. I don't owe anybody anything so it can't be a bill collector. And I'm on the do not call list for telemarketers but they still call.

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December 12th, 2008 Gabriel match 08 Costa Rica

Hello, my name is xxxx calling from nielsen movieview in Hollywood CA.. we r conducting a survey about movies and we want your opinions.. Ok, i use to work on that, u have to understand that we are not telemarketers so the do not call list does not apply to us! Thats it! If we call on a sunday its because we need to work, we need the money, and its actually frustrating to be all day long saying hello my name is... to very insensible people. If u dont want to be called again just say so politely, dont scream or hung up on us cuz we bcuz of proceedures have to make an appointment and call back.. we simply have to do it!. and second, by saying Im from india or mentioning my mom u r not gonna make the difference, we hear that 8 hours a day 5 days a week... at least i can speak more than 2 languages! its a real survey that takes only 10 min of ur time to improve the services u receive. Dont take it personal, receiving a call to do a survey dont make u special. We work HARD!!!!! AND THE DIALER CALLS U AUTOMATICALLY, WE WISH ONLY PEOPLE WILLING TO HELPS US ANSWER THE PHONE!! its hard for us too.

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November 26th, 2008 employee D9 Philippines

Im an employee from western watts,i wanted to let you guys know that our company is an independent survey research company. We are not subject to do-not-call-list restrictions because we don't sell anything, we only do research studies. We call numbers randomly using the computer, so we reach households, businesses, cellphones and we also reach numbers who are on the no call list. We don't tell the sponsors of the study to avoid biasing the answers of the repsondents, but some studies have specific instructions to tell as to who is the sponsor of the study. When you mentioned that there was no one on the other line, the system dialer automatically hangs up if you don't speak right away. We don't leave messages on voice mails because we prefer to speak to the person we are looking for. Some of my co-workers are rude and some are polite, so it really varies. Some of our surveys take about 30 mins. and some takes 5-10 mins. We do surveys for politics, radio, hospitals, cellphone companies, restaurants, stores, consumer products and many more. We call households during 5-9pm, but sometimes we call until 10pm if there's a project that needs to be closed within that day, so I apologize for the inconvenience it has caused you but it's part of our job. Our surveys are legitimate and all of your answers are completely confidential. I hope that your view of western wats might change. The most important thing to remember is that, WE ARE NOT SELLING ANYTHING BECAUSE WE ARE NOT TELEMARKETERS.

November 25th, 2008 Nicole

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November 21st, 2008 JJ MT

DSS Research. Send a note to rgates@dssresearch.com to have your number removed.

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November 21st, 2008 interviewer 08 Costa Rica

Its Nielsen Movieview in Hollywood, California. I dont know why you all keep mentioning "do not call lists", those doesn't apply since they are not telemarketers, not selling anything. As far as I know, they only make a short study about movies; It's better to take the time to do the 7-10 mins survey, than having these people calling you all the time. They will stop when somebody in your household does the survey. The questions are about movies in several areas throughout USA, and almost no personal info is involved. Stop whining about this people calling your home, they are just working. Nobody enjoys calling other homes to do surveys, when all they are going to get is a lot of disrespectful and unmannered people. If you dont like these calls just do the survey quickly and get over it.

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November 19th, 2008 Andrew

A somewhat legitimate call from somebody wanting to do a survey about my recent purchase at T-Mobile. It didn't take long and the guy was friendly, if a bit dumb.

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November 17th, 2008 VENGEANCE PA

this is the ceo:
rgates@dssresearch.com
GET EM!!!

November 11th, 2008 pat PA

no message

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October 31st, 2008 Michelle NJ

They keep calling and not saying anything

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October 29th, 2008 fssalaska AK

ya Brett is a bit*h !
brett
It does not matter if your on the do not call list! Surveys, charities, and political, and people not selling you anything can call all they want get your facts straight or shut up!
2008-09-28 18:47:08 UTCbrett
When you get dead air is when the auto dialer is connecting to you and if you wait for a response someone will answer its not some conspiracy to find out when your home, its computer lag! If you don't know what your talking about you should not talk! The more times you open your mouth the more opportunities you have of putting your foot in it!
2008-09-28 18:48:01 UTCbrett
Western Wats is the largest survey company in the united states and all the surveys are confidential to both parties! Big companies, political groups and market research firms hire them to get important public views! Most of the employees are college students trying to make ends meet so if you care at all about other peoples lives and not just your own you will take the time to answer the 5-15 min. survey and help them and their family make a living,

October 29th, 2008 Mike J AK

Im on the do not call list and these but heads still call me ...

October 28th, 2008 Kat

I got a call, and the person trying to get me to take the survey was rude, interrupted me when I tried to tell him -no-, and then hung up on me!

So I called them back at 801.373.7735

If you want off their internal do-not-call-list, call that, and press 2, of if you don't want to use a machine, ask the operator for a customer service line.

The customer service reps are much nicer than the telemarketer/survey people. :)

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October 28th, 2008 Shebardigan TX

Prerecord from "Texas Best Window Cleaning". The CID is fake.

October 28th, 2008 Kathy TX

I called the number back and got a recording that the mobile number I called is no longer in service.....I do not know a Jayro Galiano.

October 28th, 2008 Matt TX

Do not know a Jayro Galiano

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October 27th, 2008 E. K

PERSON CALLED 2 TIMES NOW AND THE FIRST TIME THEY WERE ASKED NOT TO CALL AGAIN. THEY KEEP CALLING, WHO DO I REPORT THIS TO THE POLICE OR WHO. THANKS.

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October 22nd, 2008 Walter CA

I've assked the A-holes at WATS to take me off their list over and over. NOTHING HAPPENS! The creeps who run this joint should be hauled into court for annoying the public and general nuisance to society. I hope the government modifies the DNC rules and will force these flim-flam phoners to close their doors.

October 19th, 2008 Jack FL

available to you is still the same.,

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October 15th, 2008 r PA

called left no msg

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October 10th, 2008 sean 007 Philippines

i've worked for western wats and its a market research firm. Due to connection problems, since we call through VOIP, u hear static noise or pushing buttons, etc. We do not respond on answering machines since its a waste of time and we value much to opinions of live respondents. We do surveys sometimes commissioned by the government, a party or an independent research for statistical purposes only. our redial system is automatic. so once you say 'call back at six' the computer (or program) automatically schedules and calls back at exactly the time you set for your convinience. We don't do prank calls since that's a sensitive company violation. When we call and nobody answers, the computer usually calls back by itself. The program won't stop calling unless there is a formal refusal from the respondent (or you, whom we are calling). We are headquartered in Orem, Utah. :) ONLY TELEMARKETERS ARE COVERED BY THE "DO NOT CALL LIST" federal law. Western Wats do not call anything. It is not from any party (either republican or democrat, since sometimes they do call for political issues) and they do call for Company products, restaurants and other scientific surveys as well.

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October 8th, 2008 Shawna IL

I answered it. The person asked for my husband. I said he wasn't available. I asked for a message to give him. She said uh, well there is no message. I said then please take our number off your list and do not call again. She apologized and hung up.

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October 3rd, 2008 MW CA

They called me 3 times tonight, funny how the calls came right as the VP debates were on TV. Are the republicans behind this? I am also on the do not call list and I NEVER get these kinds of calls

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October 2nd, 2008 Eric OH

I didn't answer. I'm on the DNC list.

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October 2nd, 2008 gj MD

DSS Research:

their CEO is Roger Gates: rgates@dssresearch.com

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October 1st, 2008 Bobbi NV

asked for me by name. told them they had the wrong #. Maybe the flippen calls will now stop? I am on the do not call list!!!!!

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October 1st, 2008 Annoyed

I wish they'd say something or play a message rather than an empty call. SOOOO annoying!

September 30th, 2008 Pittsburgh PA

I had several calls appear on my Caller ID in the last few days from 801-623-4631. I was finally home tonight to take the call. The caller identified himself and said he was with Western Wats (http://www.westernwats.com) conducting a survey regarding the recent call I placed to XM Satellite Radio's customer service department. He also stated it was only a survey, and that he was not selling anything. The call was legit. FYI: Western Wats maintain their own internal Do Not Call list if you don't want to be contacted by them. Go to: westernwats.com

September 30th, 2008 GLKinHI HI

I'm on the Do Not Call List too. Second time today. When my answer machine pick up, they hang up.

September 28th, 2008 brett

It does not matter if your on the do not call list! Surveys, charities, and political, and people not selling you anything can call all they want get your facts straight or shut up!
2008-09-28 18:47:08 UTCbrett
When you get dead air is when the auto dialer is connecting to you and if you wait for a response someone will answer its not some conspiracy to find out when your home, its computer lag! If you don't know what your talking about you should not talk! The more times you open your mouth the more opportunities you have of putting your foot in it!
2008-09-28 18:48:01 UTCbrett
Western Wats is the largest survey company in the united states and all the surveys are confidential to both parties! Big companies, political groups and market research firms hire them to get important public views! Most of the employees are college students trying to make ends meet so if you care at all about other peoples lives and not just your own you will take the time to answer the 5-15 min. survey and help them and their family make a living,

September 27th, 2008 Christine ME

REMOVE ME FROM YOUR CALLING LIST!!!!!!603-679-5673, 603-679-1516 and 207-655-2123 We are part of the NATIONAL DO NOT CALL NUMBERS!!!

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September 27th, 2008 mrd CA

called relentlessly

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September 26th, 2008 Brad WI

Not anyone on the line.

September 26th, 2008 Gene

let's call them ( all at the same time) :)
Western Wats
701 East Timpanogos Parkway web: www.westernwats.com
Building M
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801.373.7735
Fax: 801.379.5073
CEO: David Haynes
CFO: Brad Jones
Email: contact@westernwats.com

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September 25th, 2008 ss CA

I'm being stalked by this company -- 3 calls a day. I don't answer, they don't leave a message.

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September 24th, 2008 Karin

calling my cell phone number three times in one hour; obviously computer dialed. No ID

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September 22nd, 2008 Ron PA

This call was from Target Point Consulting.. I specifically asked the lady what the company name was and had her spell if form me,,, heres their web site targetpointconsulting.com - was politically motivated about the government involement in energy and the oil companies.

September 19th, 2008 Norville

called at 7:16 p.m., I was asleep, but I remember the person saying it was a survey, and they needed the year I was born, usually I don't engage in conversations at all like this, but I was caught off guard, once I gave the year I was born, he said something to the effect that he didn't need to do the survey, which I didn't understand, but now I am concern because of the question. My home/cell phone numbers are on the national do not call registery.

September 19th, 2008 TJ WI

I'm *supposed* to be on the Do Not Call list. :-p

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September 18th, 2008 jett Cheek TX

I filed a complaint at www.donotcall.gov/

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September 17th, 2008 Alittle Irate PA

Response to N. Black on comment list here. I HAVE ANSWERED ALL THEIR QUESTIONS WHEN CALLED AND THEY CONTINUE TO CALL!! I understand these people are only doing their jobs. But I have answered the questions and I am sick of the calls now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 17th, 2008 Pissed PA

These people have called me over six times in less than three hours today. I have now reported them to the do not call registry. You cannot even understand what language these people are talking. Sound like they got crap in their mouths.

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September 17th, 2008 Alex

This company is "Person to Person Direct", and I am a quality control supervisor of the aforementioned caller. We are hired to do marketing calls for this company (among others) and use only the lists that they send us to call. To further explain, if Gevalia sends us four lists for four separate offers your number may appear in our database four different times. Our electronic dialing systems have no way of recording how many times your number has been called, or if it has been called by another company that gevalia works with as well. We do try our best to honor any request to stop calling, however we call millions of customers per day so it is in ones best interest to provide a last name and tele. number to facilitate the removal of that number. The bottom line is: we are not out to get anyone or interrupt valuable family time, we just have various offers that many of our customers do enjoy. From time to time computer systems don't work properly and many people on this site are the few unfortunate customers who have experienced the joys of modern technology. So, I will speak unofficially for the company by offering you all our sincerest apologies and by assuring you that we will work as diligently as possible to correct any problems or inconveniences that we may cause.

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September 17th, 2008 david IL

i received a call from 8016234631 last night at 10:30pm. after i heard something about survey, i hung up, since i felt the caller was inappropriately called me that late. my home # is on the "do not call list.

a lady called me again at 10:00pm. this time, i couldn't hear very well, the connection was really bad. so i hung up. then, i started to check this # on whocalled.us site.

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September 16th, 2008 Mt. Pleasant SC

These people have called 3 to 4 times a day for the past week!!! Sometimes as late as 9pm!

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September 12th, 2008 jane NY

do not call my number again i'm on the do not call list. if you want a response stay on the darn phone.

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September 12th, 2008 Ho Chi Minh PA

Same old crapola..they keep calling everyday for the past two weeks. I answered once and it was some knucklehead asking me if I wanted to continue my education by joining some rip-off college or something like that. Geez..get a life, will ya! Stop calling!

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September 10th, 2008 Angry CA

Received a call from this number at 10:00pm on a Tuesday. They hung up on my answering machine. It is not socially acceptable to call a working family at 10:00pm mid-workweek. This is going too far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are on the National DNC list too!!!!

September 9th, 2008 Becky

Since I don't recognize the number, I don't pick up the phone.

September 9th, 2008 ananya NJ

I got a call from this number - no one answered and the call was blank. I hung up obviously. This was ~16:30 EST. My number is on the national do not call list.

September 9th, 2008 Stacie

I am on the do not call list. I received a call from this number but when I answered nobody was there. I hung up immediately.

September 9th, 2008 Aaron F MN

I put the number on the DO NOT CALL list and sent an e-mail to the company.

September 8th, 2008 Kay S FL

They keep calling but don't leave a message.

August 30th, 2008 K.M. VA

this number 801 623 4631 called us looking for our daughter for a survey. My gosh, she hasn't lived at our house in 6 years. The least they could do is use more current information! It was political too. This really makes me wonder about the people running for public office these days.

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August 26th, 2008 kayla council

don't call ever again

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August 25th, 2008 na MT

stop

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August 23rd, 2008 Wow 02 Costa Rica

You guys are amazing, Do you realize that the DNC doesn't apply to research companies? That's the problem with most of you americans, You think your all that because you're on the Do Not Call List, well guess what, Report them, waste your time, its a Federal Law that Research Companies MAY CALL you because it's to improve services. You can report them do what you want, nothing is going to happen, But what can you do instead of being ignorant and morons? Ask nicely to be removed from their list and that's, they will do it, they can call you all they want, when they want until 9:30PM in Pacific and 10pm in the East. So your just wasting your time complaining and talking smack cause thats not going to happen. And a news flash.. NRG is in California, no one from them is in India, they hire different companies to do their survey, but by Company rules they must be in the USA. So they hire people like Millward Brown, Datascension thats it. Stop being racist and stupid and keep thinking your the sh!t because you're on the DNC because it doesn't apply to RESEARCH companies.

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August 18th, 2008 LoriM MA

I have to say it again, The DO NOT CALL LIST is Worthless!!!!!!!

August 17th, 2008 Gibbons

My husband said the phone rang at least 10 times on this Sunday afternoon. He didn't answer because of the Provo, UT on the Caller ID.

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August 16th, 2008 a PA

here's the story. gevalia hires them to call you to get you back as a member, or to offer their products (such as limited edition coffees) they are allowed to call you even if you are on the do not call list, because you have a business relationship with them. if you have been a member of gevalia, receiving calls is something that will happen. and the company uses an automatic dialer. therefore, if they call you 3 or 4 times a day, it is not the person on the other end's fault. its a computer. so why dont you all get over it.

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August 14th, 2008 Kelley Giffen

They're calling AFTER 9pm in my time zone, this is against FCC rules, isn't it?

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August 13th, 2008 Nancy PA

I get 3 calls a day from this number for the last 2 weeks. I never answer, but I am sick of their constant calls.

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August 13th, 2008 colleen CA

It has rang 5 different times today, I didnt answer at all. so I came and looked it up. This isnt right for them to keep on calling. its 8:40 at night. Politics. makes me not want to vote.
the next time I will get it and let them know not to call here again.

August 13th, 2008 sjd LA

Yep, they've been calling me several times a day -- just got one -- after 9:00! But I just bought a new phone that lets you block numbers, so I added it. They are now 'supposed to' get a busy signal each time and not get thru. We'll see. Very annoying regardless of who they are. Yes, I am on both the state and the national do not call lists. Sigh.

August 13th, 2008 Donald CA

I read the message from Mr. or Ms. "N. Black" who, according to the email is from Great Britain. The laws in the UK are different than tort laws in the US. Indeed, here in the States, it is the research firm or telemarketer that can be sued for harassment -- not the poor victim of the annoying call. Also, as for the comment that research firms don't have to subscribe to the Do Not Call data list, that is true. However, their decision not to use the DNC list is solely because they are too cheap to pay for it.

August 12th, 2008 Dawn AL

i have a cell phone and they are blowin me up. dont know how they got the number

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August 12th, 2008 Rod TX

I finally answered the damn phone. The number belongs to a telemarketing firm that represents Tassimo coffee machines held by Gevalia Kaffe. They are trying to sign you up for coffee delivery. The coffee is good, but StarBucks is better. Hope this helps.

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August 12th, 2008 Walter CA

Rinky-dink research company with a low-budget telephone answering machine. I dialed number back and listened to a girl speaking on a poorly recorded answering machine drone on about how she conducts some type of "research" for big companies. She's actually just working on a high schoool or college class project.

August 11th, 2008 SP

Got a call from this number at 5:30. No message. I am also on the government "do not call" list.

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August 9th, 2008 Diana

They've been calling me constantly also, and I have caller id so I don't pick up. But tonight I called them back and got a live person. I told him I'm on the do not call list, and he asked if i was a former Gavalia Coffee customer, because if so they're allowed to call for at least 18 months. I told him it was a lot more that 18 months ago and to take me off their list. He said he would but it would take about 30 days. We'll see.

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August 6th, 2008 TC VA

They're a political polling organization thus not subject to DNC guidelines. Just lie back and think of England:-)

July 30th, 2008 Karen IA

I have been getting this call saying it is a survey call. and i have telemarketing block on my phone you would think they wouldget the idea when you call my number you have to push 1 to get through you would think they would realize i don't want to be bothered with these stupid calls.

July 29th, 2008 Cheri CA

called me at 9pm, a little late to be bugging people don't ya think? I didn't answer it

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July 24th, 2008 cb

They call every day, at least twice. We're on Do Not Call list. It's very frustrating. I hope they get caught and fined into oblivion soon

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July 23rd, 2008 Sarah

research company calling about a survey from the Dallas area.

July 21st, 2008 Cliff TX

Who are these goofs?

July 19th, 2008 texas TX

what the hell make it stop!

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July 16th, 2008 DW GA

They call several times a day & never leave a message. Hmmm, must not be important.

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July 13th, 2008 Alexandra PA

If you have been a member of gevalia, they are legally allowed to call you, even if your name is on the do not call list. sorry.

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July 12th, 2008 VInce CO

Wanted to speak to my wife. Asked her political questions.

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July 9th, 2008 jburg KS

I don't know who gave these idiots my name and/or number but I am sick and tired of their butt-hole phone calls.. I have a husband who is ill and this is very inconvenient to have to answer telemarketers every day. You would think they would get the hint that we have no money and don't want any of their products. We are registered with the No Call List...are they that stupid that they think no one is going to turn them in? I will and I bet I will not be the first... all anyone has to do is go to the State offices and pull down the menu. They will email a form, fill out the form and email it back. I hope their "fine" is a big one.

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July 7th, 2008 Michael Cain

Multiple calls with no one on the other end. Their auto dial link to the survy taker seems to be delayed or not working very well. Finally waited fro someone to come on and requested (in nouncertain terms, by the way) that the company never call again. Just got another call, so I tried the "opt-out" e-mail mentioned in other messages. We'll see if it works.

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July 7th, 2008 Ms. Burger KS

I am listed on the "NO CALL" and how these people got my name I have no idea. If and when they call again and bother me, I am going to turn them in.

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July 7th, 2008 j CA

getting every day, no message left

July 3rd, 2008 Sharon NE

I also am on the NATIONAL do not call list! Go figure.

June 28th, 2008 April WA

Looks like these people are up to their same old tricks. I answered but didn't say anything. then they hung up LOL!!!!

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June 26th, 2008 Deb OH

I didn't answer the phone and they did not leave a message on my in-home answering machine. I decided to return the call to find out who, what, where, when, why, and how. Instead of a human answering the telephone, I received a taped message stating, "You have reached SS Research, a marketing research firm. If you found our company name and number on your caller ID, it is because someone tried to reach you or a member of your household, to complete a survey. We may try to reach you again at a later time. No further action is required. Should you wish to have your number removed from our call list, please be sure to include your full telephone number with an area code after the tone. Please press 1 now."

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June 24th, 2008 Who Deeny CT

Never picked up because I didn't recognize the number.

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June 24th, 2008 kj PA

dont you people understand..its not the company's fault or the poor telemarketers. its not their fault the computer dials your number. everyone needs a joB!

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June 24th, 2008 Ron

Reported to Do Not Call; now blocked on my phone. If you're on the Do Not Call list, report these a**holes. If you're not on the list go to www.donotcall.gov and register.

June 22nd, 2008 mark MI

they called me today and I am in michigan

June 21st, 2008 Donna

I, too, am on the Do Not Call Registry. They never say anything, there is simply no one there when I answer the phone.

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June 20th, 2008 Georgia GA

What is this? It says its a landline on reverse look-up but apparently not. Called 3 times yesterday and called late last night!

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June 19th, 2008 Brenda FL

Thank god I missed the call, but I was still wondering who had called from this number...then I found this website!!!

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June 18th, 2008 Rosa

these people have been calling for days. Asked to be removed from their calling list. They just do not stop!

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June 17th, 2008 Kaj

I too am on the 'Do Not Call' list. Are political surveys, companies you have done business with, and so-called 'charity' solicitors exempt from following the Do Not Call guidelines? Or are they just breaking the law? Those seem to fall into the majority of MY UNWANTED callers.

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June 12th, 2008 Jayne

I kept receiving calls from this numnber 814-940-0200. It turned out to be Gevalia trying to get me to sign up for their seasonal special edition coffee (I used to get Gevalia coffee.) I don't answer the phone anymore, but the phone calls that come past 8:00pm are down right rude! They should not call that late!!

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June 11th, 2008 Patricia

Got a call yesterday that said "unidentified" on caller ID. They left a message saying they were from "America's Viewpoint." The person thought somebody was on the line, but it was my machine. She probably wouldn't have identified the organization if she knew she was talking to a machine. It is probably a political survey of some kind. Or an advocacy group. Or push pollers. I can find no such organization on the Web, but I'm not going to waste a lot of time looking. My area code is 314. It's in MO, where Obama was campaigning yesterday, but I don't know if this is a Democrat-associated polling group or not. I'm on state and national no-call lists, but if it's politically oriented, I suppose they have a free pass. The thing these "jerks" don't count on is that they alienate the very people they're trying to attract to their candidates, by bugging the heck out of them all the time. I'm not looking forward to 5 months of this aggravation.

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June 9th, 2008 Betty 05 Dominican Republic

Well if people would just think and say: "this is a job just like anybody else has one" unfortunately this is what they do and sometimes you feel it's "harassment" but it's definetly NOT harrassment! If you don't want to be called, don't publish your phone number, and if you can find a space in your mind think; these pests, these bozos, whatever you wanna call them, eat out of this stupid job, so why not give them a break, since they can't do anything else? Just don't be ignorant. They are just doing their Job, and at times, they aren't the ones who decide whether or not to call @ a certain time. So just give 'em a break!

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June 9th, 2008 Bill CA

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Type: Land Line
Provider: Cricket Comm
Location: Provo, UT

June 5th, 2008 Erock

These scumbags call every night as my wife and I put our daughter down. We are on the DNCL. Never anyone on the line either. They should burn in ****

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June 2nd, 2008 Mr. Hill TX

they didn't say anything but held the phone and then hung up!

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May 28th, 2008 kathleen foley AR

STOP CALLING ME ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT.NO MORE CALLS AT ALL

May 28th, 2008 Barb

Call my house everyday 2 , 5 times a day..sick of it..I just don't answer..Thank God for Caller I D ...

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May 24th, 2008 abd

Caller ID said "Texas"

No message.

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May 23rd, 2008 anyone NJ

unbelievable

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May 23rd, 2008 Old Redgaper FL

I too am on the do not call list. This joint keeps calling, like tonight, repeated calls every 30 minutes. I sent them an email to quit the crap.

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May 22nd, 2008 Linda

This was a survey conducted by Nielsen NRG Movie-View. The gentleman gladly provided me with the information, but he was hard to understand. I looked the company up on line, called the company to verify, and spoke to a caucasian woman who stated it was a research company, very likely to be a legitimate survey.

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May 21st, 2008 Tonya TX

I called and it was a research company. They gave an option to have your number removed by leaving a message. I did so. Hope it works!

May 14th, 2008 JE

I receive two calls a day from these people. Research shows they are a telemarketing research firm using an auto dialer to call the numbers. I did a call block on them.

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May 14th, 2008 NDNCL member CA

they called at 8:30pm when no one was home. caller ID showed: PROVO UT and they did not leave a message. i am on the national do not call list

May 14th, 2008 Angela AK

I am on the NDNC list too. I didn't answer.
If you look the number up on whitepages.com it comes up with
Cricket Comm
Location: Provo, UT

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May 11th, 2008 Jason 08 Costa Rica

For you to know nobody who calls from that number its from India, all of the people who works doing this are from latin america, and if you only hung up, somebody else it's gonna call cuz ITS OUR WORK, if you said that you're not interested and h'u,its easy, its the same as dont answer the phone, also you can be a little bit more polite and try to speak to those who call to know what you can do to stop calling, and something else, dont desesperate if you dont understand... WE KNOW HOW TO SPEAK 2 LANGUAGES.. you cant pretend that we dont have accent... WE'RE NOT INDIANS..and something else if you are racist with its gonna be even worst... And if you review the do not call list you can see that SURVEYORS are out of it
Thank you

May 11th, 2008 Jason 08 Costa Rica

For you to know nobody who calls from that number its from India, all of the people who works doing this are from latin america, and if you only hung up, somebody else it's gonna call cuz ITS OUR WORK, if you said that you're not interested and h'u,its easy, its the same as dont answer the phone, also you can be a little bit more polite and try to speak to those who call to know what you can do to stop calling, and something else, dont desesperate if you dont understand... WE KNOW HOW TO SPEAK 2 LANGUAGES.. you cant pretend that we dont have accent... WE'RE NOT INDIANS..and something else if you are racist with its gonna be even worst...
Thank you

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May 10th, 2008 N. Black UT

5. If you're really going to be uncooperative, ask to be placed on the companies do not call list, this will eliminate all calls from Western Wats, or whatever the company is that called you. BE AWARE IT CAN TAKE SEVERAL DAYS FOR YOUR NUMBER TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST
6. Don't take out your frustrations on the callers, they get enough of that during the day, don't add to their list of problems. Some insider information, they're people, and they have all of the same rights as you do. If you're profane, or yell, or anything like that, you're liable to harassment charges, which, depending on the person conducting survey, may or may not press charges, most likely they won't, as they understand your frustration, I personally just gave the green light for one of the 'dialers' on my team to press charges on a caller, due to harassment. We just ask that you be courteous, and we'll be so much more likely to help you out. When you yell at us for several minutes, then ask to be placed on the Do Not Call List, chances are we're not going to do it, because it's work for us, and if you've been a jerk to us, we're in no position to try to help you out.

Hopefully I've cleared up some questions, I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have.

N. Black
ae_vintage@hotmail.co.uk
Feel free to email me with any other questions, however DO NOT email me asking to be placed on the DNC

May 10th, 2008 N. Black UT

continued.

1. Just answer the questions, I mean seriously, most times the questions take under 5 minutes.
2. When the call and tell you that they're calling from your bank, they're calling as representatives, not as actual employees of say National City Bank.
They're calling as customer service representatives. Companies such as National City Bank, Suntrust bank, Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo, Beehive CU, and many more all outsource their customer service surveys to companies like Western Wats. The people who do call you have absolutely NO personal identifiable information. Meaning, they only see your name. They don't even see your phone number. They see NO account information, they see NO account passwords/PIN numbers or anything of the sort. I understand that it may be unnerving to answer questions about your bank, but be assured that they're only calling with questions regarding your satisfaction on the bank. "How long did you have to wait in line..." "Did the representative smile.." Those are the type of questions that the people will ask.
3. If you truly do not have time to answer 3 minutes of questions, simply ask to be called bank at a certain date and time, and we will call you back then.
4. In regards to leaving voicemails, it is stricly against any market research company to leave voicemails, as there is no way to dial back into the phone centers directly.
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May 10th, 2008 N. Black UT

Everyone-

I'd just like to help you all clear up the questions that you've all got.
After reading through all of these ridiculous comments, it's quite obvious that you
do not quite understand what companies like Western Wats do.

Western Wats is a survey based market research firm.
I've worked there for the past 2 years and have moved up through the 'ranks' as you could say.
Market research firms, like Western Wats, do not apply to the National Do Not Call list, that list is for compliance by telemarketers only.

I do understand that these calls can be irritating, however, there are steps you can do to minimize frustrations.

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May 9th, 2008 RC

Said they were a quality research firm in regard to Aetna Short Term Disability and asked me to participate in a 10 minute survey. Survey asked about the quality of Aetna Disability and asked about the quality of my doctors care. They asked for me by name. They did not refer to my employers name or my doctors name. First time they've called me.

May 8th, 2008 geo WA

I hung up before it could come through my cell phone.

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May 7th, 2008 Carole NY

They call daily and have been doing so for a couple of months. Caller ID shows Person to Perso. We never answer. Wouldn't you think they'd figure out that we aren't going to pick up and talk to them? Instead, our machine answers and records a long dial tone -- very annoying. Once in a while my husband picks up the phone, then hangs up immediately. We are also on the Do Not Call Registry, federal and state of NY.

(801) 623-4631

May 7th, 2008 Margaret

Many times these people have called and I'm tired of it. I was out feeding my animals last evening and waiting for an important call, so I ran in the house about breaking my leg only to find out its these people. Calling them back I only get a recording. How can I get them to stop calling me?

(817) 302-0293

May 6th, 2008 LeeOnna Maciel

Call six or seven times a day. Well into the evening. Never leave a message. I want it to stop!

May 4th, 2008 Pete WA

Stop your dang calling please. I do not know you nor do I want to. Whom ever is calling needs to seriously stop dialing my number as I do not want to hear from you- for ANY reason. I do not know how or when you found my phone number but.....lose it NOW. Whom ever you are,...do something else with your time. Thank you.

Pete

April 30th, 2008 JW

Phone company needs to disconect this type of caller! They are a pain in the butt!

(801) 623-4631

April 30th, 2008 Dana

I just recently switched phone carriers. I've never had a problem with solicitors before. All of a sudden I'm receiving calls from 801-623-4621 and 801-623-4631. The do not call list doesn't protect us from these annoying calls. I noticed that if you block one number they use a different one the next time.

April 25th, 2008 Leah FL

Dude! I am so sick of these people calling my phone. On the weekends, when I am at work, and so forth. And then when I actually get the chance to answer the phone, there is nobody on the other line. And when I call it back it is just a recording to go visit some website. so.....here I am...Trying to find this stupid website to see if I can get this madness to stop!!

April 25th, 2008 Shell NJ

I live in NJ and they called at 9:00 PM!!! My mom answered the phone for me and she said that they said my last name wrong and then said they were calling from my bank!! She told them, I wasn't home. When I checked the caller ID it said Provo, UT. I asked my bank if they have any affliations in Provo, UT and they told me that they are strictly a NJ based bank and would never call me especially at the hour. The next time they call I am going to ask them to please remove my name and number from their list.