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
Out of | Out-of- |
outof calls from 15 phone numbers:
Never leaves a message, & I don't pick up on strange calls.
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!!!
Did not leave message but glad to know who they are, they call every year and I'm tired of it.
Fraternal Order of Police Solitation
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.
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.
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.
Left a message about lower interest rates on credit cards. Sounded like a scam.
Message about lowering interest rates on CC's.
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.
UNAVAILABLE; 5:35 PM "Lower your interest rate to 6.9% SCAM! Must act now!
Lower your credit card interest to 6.95%.
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.
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.
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.
no one answered and when i call back, they answer "person to person"
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!
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!!!!
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.
they left no message
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.
They just called my house but did not leave a message. I thought that phone number looked kind of shady to me.
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.
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
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."
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!!
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!
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.
for job purpose
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
Have received multiple calls from this number, all listed as "person to person". Have been on the "do not call" list for months.
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'.
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
Voluntary survey about Medicare
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.
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.
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.
Either leave a message or STOP CALLING ME...
I don't pick up person to person calls.
2nd call in two weeks. I never answer, they don't leave a message
Caller ID showed only TX. I didn't answer and the answering machine had no message left on it.
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.
It's GEVALIA COFFEE.
A whole lotta fuss over mail-order coffee.
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.
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
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?
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.
Got a call at my home and office phone - AT THE SAME TIME from this Out of Area . Answering machine answered and dead air.
I just wish they would stop calling me. How can we block this call?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Out of Area - FYI Area code 214 is a Dallas area code!
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.
Answered. Got dead air.
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
They don't quit. Filed a complaint at www.donotcall.gov. Maybe that will help.
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,
"Success is learning to deal with plan B." ~author unknown
Another run to the phone, no number I recognized. Just TX....Did not leave message...
Why can't they get a life.
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.
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.
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......
caller left no voicemail - dono
wow i got my cell phone activated 2 days ago. How did they find my number so fast?
I put this number in my unknow list so I will not answer again.Thats it
They suck, always calls my number, dumb ass
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.
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.
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.
DSS Research. Send a note to email@example.com to have your number removed.
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.
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.
this is the ceo:
They keep calling and not saying anything
ya Brett is a bit*h !
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,
Im on the do not call list and these but heads still call me ...
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. :)
Prerecord from "Texas Best Window Cleaning". The CID is fake.
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.
Do not know a Jayro Galiano
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.
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.
available to you is still the same.,
called left no msg
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.
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.
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
I didn't answer. I'm on the DNC list.
their CEO is Roger Gates: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!!!!
I wish they'd say something or play a message rather than an empty call. SOOOO annoying!
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
I'm on the Do Not Call List too. Second time today. When my answer machine pick up, they hang up.
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,
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!!!
Not anyone on the line.
let's call them ( all at the same time) :)
701 East Timpanogos Parkway web: www.westernwats.com
Orem, UT 84097
CEO: David Haynes
CFO: Brad Jones
I'm being stalked by this company -- 3 calls a day. I don't answer, they don't leave a message.
calling my cell phone number three times in one hour; obviously computer dialed. No ID
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.
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.
I'm *supposed* to be on the Do Not Call list. :-p
I filed a complaint at www.donotcall.gov/
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
These people have called 3 to 4 times a day for the past week!!! Sometimes as late as 9pm!
do not call my number again i'm on the do not call list. if you want a response stay on the darn phone.
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!
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!!!!
Since I don't recognize the number, I don't pick up the phone.
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.
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.
I put the number on the DO NOT CALL list and sent an e-mail to the company.
They keep calling but don't leave a message.
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.
don't call ever again
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.
I have to say it again, The DO NOT CALL LIST is Worthless!!!!!!!
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.
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.
They're calling AFTER 9pm in my time zone, this is against FCC rules, isn't it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
i have a cell phone and they are blowin me up. dont know how they got the number
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.
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.
Got a call from this number at 5:30. No message. I am also on the government "do not call" list.
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.
They're a political polling organization thus not subject to DNC guidelines. Just lie back and think of England:-)
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.
called me at 9pm, a little late to be bugging people don't ya think? I didn't answer it
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
research company calling about a survey from the Dallas area.
Who are these goofs?
what the hell make it stop!
They call several times a day & never leave a message. Hmmm, must not be important.
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.
Wanted to speak to my wife. Asked her political questions.
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.
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.
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.
getting every day, no message left
I also am on the NATIONAL do not call list! Go figure.
Looks like these people are up to their same old tricks. I answered but didn't say anything. then they hung up LOL!!!!
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."
Never picked up because I didn't recognize the number.
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!
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.
they called me today and I am in michigan
I, too, am on the Do Not Call Registry. They never say anything, there is simply no one there when I answer the phone.
What is this? It says its a landline on reverse look-up but apparently not. Called 3 times yesterday and called late last night!
Thank god I missed the call, but I was still wondering who had called from this number...then I found this website!!!
these people have been calling for days. Asked to be removed from their calling list. They just do not stop!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
Type: Land Line
Provider: Cricket Comm
Location: Provo, UT
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 ****
they didn't say anything but held the phone and then hung up!
STOP CALLING ME ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT.NO MORE CALLS AT ALL
Call my house everyday 2 , 5 times a day..sick of it..I just don't answer..Thank God for Caller I D ...
Caller ID said "Texas"
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
I am on the NDNC list too. I didn't answer.
If you look the number up on whitepages.com it comes up with
Location: Provo, UT
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
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...
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.
Feel free to email me with any other questions, however DO NOT email me asking to be placed on the DNC
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.
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.
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.
I hung up before it could come through my cell phone.
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.
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?
Call six or seven times a day. Well into the evening. Never leave a message. I want it to stop!
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.
Phone company needs to disconect this type of caller! They are a pain in the butt!
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.
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!!
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.
Received call at about 7:25 PM on 4/24/08. No one answered when I picked it up. I believe this first call is to find out if someone is at home. The next call within about a half-hour will be a female who speaks in Spanish. This same thing happened to me last night. This call originated in Utah. I've also filed a complaint with donotcall.gov
Most telemarketing companies ignore the National Do Not Call List. Federal Law governs that Telemarketers must keep a "do-not-call" list. When a telemarketer calls just say "Please put me on your do-not-call list" by saying this the company can longer call you for a period of 10 years. It's worked for me. The number of telemaketer call have decreased.
I got a call from 801-623-4631 asking if I had been using a certain bank (I will not say the bank's name)...of course I did not give out any information..I told the caller I could not talk today and could they call again tomorrow..then I looked up the number and found this page..Needless to say I will not give any information to them tomorrow either.
As far as I can tell, this is some group proxying a survey for Medica, my health insurance company. I am contacting Medica and letting them know about the behavior - and having them remove my name from the list.
A woman called and said she wished to speak to 'head of household'.
I asked what wanted to sell me? She said she was doing a survey, and I would like it.
I said I don't do telephone surveys, and hung up.
This number calls but never leaves a message.
annoying.. call 4 or 5 times a day.. caller id says 'person to person". I am on the "Do Not Call Register".. why do they still call???
we did the Gevalia free coffee maker offer - i guess it's true - nothing's free
This number calls almost every day, over and over again. I picked it up once and there was nothing there.
they never leave a message. I am on the do not call list, but get more calls now than I ever did before I signed up for it.
Seems like every time I make a change to my cable TV package I start getting calls from these guys or someone like them. Last time they called every day for a couple of weeks - at night mostly. I never answered and they finally quit calling.
No one there when I answered.
Called my home phone and was transferred to my cell - I did not recognise the number and just ignored the call.I am also on No-Call Registry.
Asked a survey of questions about my cable, Internet provider and telephone service.
I am on National Do Not Call List and keep getting a lot of unsolicited "Unknown Caller" phone calls. My number is also unlisted.
I receive daily calls from this number. I'm just wondering who this company is. I am registered with the "do not call" registry.
After reading the comments on this page and learning that the number in question can be traced back to a survey company, I think some people might be getting these phone calls after having participated in an "online survey," or an attempt to "receive a free x-box," etc. That's the only explanation I can come to for why I've been receiving these calls recently. (I stupidly typed in my cell phone number when trying to qualify for that "free x-box" they were promising.)
As others have said, call the number back and leave your number for them to remove from their list.
Dave in PA also listed a couple of useful links last year; "Put DSS research on the do not call list(https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx) or call them..Here is their website with their phone numbers listed(http://www.dssresearch.com/contact/default.asp) and have them remove your name from their list.If they keep calling you after the initial 31 days,they will be fined."
I've called them back, sent them emails, and put my number on the "dontcall.gov" list...hopefully these measures will do the trick.
I receive calls multiple times a day from this market research company in Texas doing a survey for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. I have requested that my number be removed from the call list 4 times/4 different days without success! I called Blue Cross/Blue Shield and would recommend that others do as well. The woman I spoke with at Blue Cross Blue Shield took this number and said they do have surveys going on but they certainly don't want these companies calling members like me multiple times a day. I told Blue Cross I think they will end up losing members if they continue to use ridiculous company!
Needs to be stopped. Sometimes I get two or three calls a day, and I've gotten a couple of dozen or more in the last month. They never leave a message. I'm on the National No Call List and the Texas No Call List.
Calls every day and hangs up...caller ID just says "TEXAS"
They stated they were a market research company taking a survey for Blue Cross/ Blue Shield. The company identified themselves as DSS.
did not answer. Got message that was only a beep and back ground noise.
this # called me the other day but I wasn't able to pick up (Kids).
I checked the # out later that night, and so when they called me today I let my screaming baby answer the phone before I politely told them I'm unlisted for a reason & not to call me again.
I received a call from this number, I heard breathing and no one answered me when I said Hello. I am on the NO Call List.
I just got a call from this number a few minutes ago, I called back and left a message for them to remove me. We'll see.
Some rude bitch called and asked if my number was a cell phone. Told her yes and she hung up.
Also on the do not call list...let me guess,they just happen to not have "THAT" particular list.....righttt
Got called twice and never left a message. ID is Texas
Multiple calls daily over about a week now.
This is crazy, can't anyone stop this. We can put a man on the moon, but can't stop this kind of nonsence.
these people are so annoying,calling several times daily.i am on the national do not call list
how do we get them to stop?
Freaking idiots. they call 2 times a day every single day. they leave no message.
Called me three times in one night! By the fourth time, they caught me on a bad night. I finally picked up, yelled, "GO AWAY AND @#$%^&* LEAVE ME THE !@#$ ALONE YOU !@#$%^& A$$HOLE." If that doesn't work I don't know what will.
THEY ASKED FOR MALE HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD I SAID THERE ISN'T ONE AND THEY HUNG UP ON ME.
I got the phone call several times in one day. I called the number and it is a research company wanting you to do a survey. www.westernwatts.com
this is a research or marketing company calling because they want you to participate in some kind of survey. They seem to call daily and always at the wrong time for any call to come in much less one from an unknown party. This has been going on for over a month, and I've never answered and they never leave a message. Finally I called the number back. According the message that played, you can leave your number on their machine and they will remove it from their call list. I did that. we'll just see if it works.
Woman caller ids herself as a person (Anita) conducting a survey on behalf of Avmed. Avmed was the healthcare provider we had until 1/1/08.
This number calls about 6 times a day. It is the same person calling and she says she is from a company named CO-Fast North America.
Ah Ha! Gevalia!!!! This is a marketing company hired by Gevalia to get you back as a customer. Remember that free Coffee Maker? They don't even try, just log calls and collect from Gevalia. Call Gevalia and gripe like crazy. This Person to Person junk company has a fax # as well. It's 814-940-8171. Send them a 100 page fax with scribbles on each page and "STOP CALLING 555 555 5555(your #)!!! @%$&# IDIOTS! on the last one! Crude but effective. use big fat markers. Toner cartridges are Pricey! Happy Trails!!!
Just dead air when answered. calls frequently. (4 times daily on average)
I answered, they hung up
Got a call from the research company. They were looking to get feedback for registered Indiana voters. I ask the lady on the other end why they bothered to dial an area code outside of Indiana and she apologized and hung up.
I filed a complaint on www.donotcall.gov and encourage everyone to do the same.
I don't know that it'll do anything, but it's worth a shot as these people seem like real losers. Calling at all hours, calling and hanging up...
File a complaint, see if we can get anything done about this and hopefully get it all resolved.
This number was on my caller-ID for days in a row. My number is on a do-not-call list. Why are they calling?? Finally was home and was able to answer - it was to answer survey questions!!
I'm going to punch somebody.
have called everyday for the past 3 days
I picked up the phone when they called a few months ago and they asked for my husband. When I told them he wasn't home (he was at work, this was the middle of the day on a weekday!) they asked if I handled the Gevalia coffee ordering. Sheesh, we cancelled Gevalia coffee for a reason and their incessant calling isn't going to work!
This should be illegal! A repeat offender. I'd like to put them out of business
It's a marketing research firm in Texas, DSS Research. They seem to be related to health care marketing, according to their website. Calling the number gets a message that IDs them as DSS Research, then gives "instructions" on how to opt out of their pestering calls. It's a telemarketing firm by any other name. I once was called 30x by one of these entities (it was Cal State U Fullerton); they never once left a message. When they called one time, I immediately called the caller IDed number back. I spoke to a droid who told me they were specifically instructed NOT to leave a message if an answer machine answers, but to call back again later. No explanation as to why. The reason you may get a hang up when you pick up is these twits and other telemarketing slime use parallel autodialers to spam efficiently, and sometimes more phones pick up than they have available droids to pester you, so you hear nothing. However, it gets noted that your phone picked up, so they call you again later. Autodialers should be banned. Let them hire droids to manually dial. At least some more people would get work. There would be much less of these pestering hang up calls, and they'd eventually get tired of listening to your answer machine and move on. Machines never tire.
i hate unknown caller they are such pricks i have this problem alot i have went as far as putting blocks on but they still get through
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I picked up and said "Hello." No one there so hung up. On DNC List - what's the point since the calls just keep on coming.
This number called my phone around 8:55 central time. Unknown who it was.
who the fuck are these people
Don't know but they keep calling and leave no message
thanks KAT, RN, I SEE THEM and Ann western!
America! handle your phone as an adult. Know the difference between TELEMARKETING from LEGITIMATE RESEARCH.
answer the phone, weigh things up, take it or leave it but have a NICE close. request if you don't want to be phoned back! it's that easy
and yep it's with a SINGLE 'T' WESTERN WATS
know more bout:
PARAMETERS OF DNC
DEALING WITH PEOPLE
this is America...
I see a number of people with the same experience. Has anyone had success at getting the calls to stop? Am receiving 1-2 calls a day every day.
That "Do No Call List" is a joke. I get as many calls as I ever did. There are still the unknowns that come through but I get just as many like this where the caller ID just shows a location "Texas". You'd think that some of these companies would give up when people don't answer when they see a number that they don't know. What a huge paid in the ... these companies are!
What the hell? I just got this number a few months ago, and all I get now are these strange calls. I am also on the do not call list for like 5 months
We do not know who is 801-623-4631
i just called their 800-588-1659 number and told them to put me on the "do not call list". he was nice, asked my phone # and looked it up on his computer, confirmed my 1st name and said ok he'll make the changes. i guess we'll see what happens next couple days...
The phone rang and when message came on....the message said if you need to make a call and beep beep beep!!!
Got two today, one at 5pm, one at 7pm. Apparently my opinion matters.
Hung up upon me answering.
Phone rang 2 times & they had hung up when I picked up. Normally I don't answer calls I don't recognize but caller id said TEXAS and I know people there. Definitely blocking this #.
Yes The Company name is DSS Research and they have been heckling me for months even after I tell them to take me off their List. They called about 5 or 6 times to me and I told them 3 times that I am on do not call list and to take me off. First 2 times I left message to not call me on automated system that asks for this information. Third time I spoke with Michelle from this company and told her in person to not call me any more and hung up. We will see where it goes from here after all I reported them 3 times.
Unknown Name - 2:18pm 1/05/08 no one there. it woke me up, grrrrr. Also this number is on the no call list and has been for several years. Damn, now Iam wide awake.
I have filed an online complaint on the DoNotCallRegistry website.
I keep getting odd looking numbers and calls from the ID Decision Sup Sy...if it's a political candidate's call, they will NOT get my vote for calling on Christmas Eve!
The company is: DSS Research, Inc. 4150 International Plaza, Suite 900, Fort Worth, TX 76109 Toll Free: 800.989.5150, Phone: 817.665.7000
To get your number removed, call 800-588.1659 and ask to have your name and number removed. The very nice lady I spoke to stated that they do satisfaction surveys for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and others. She put my number in and said it should be removed almost immediately - we'll see...
They Called me 6 times in one day, various hours. I am also on the NDNC list and yet here I am with my caller id clogged with this crap!
Wester Watts research - called 2x in 1 day. No messages. Returned call to that number and just recording.
I have previously (months ago) told Person to Person to remove me from their list. Recently they started calling again. They don't qualify for the national do not call list cause they are trying to do a survey, not sell you something. It's beyond frustrating.
I didn't answer; they didn't leave message.
I've gotten at least 3 calls from this number this week--and today on Sunday! There's no answer when I pick up the phone and if they reach my answering service they don't leave a message. Really annoying.
the number comes up person to person,they call at 1-2 times a day.
I live on the East Coast of CANADA and I've been finding this number on my phone at the office I work at. It comes up "unknown name" and they never leave a msg.
This company is DSS Research. They call to do market analysis surveys across the country. It is very annoying that they call several times a day and do not leave any sort of message.
They never identify themselves. Just say hello once or twice and hang up.
First visit to this site - great info! I never answer this but can definitely see where it could be from our insurance company. I swear they stalk us. Thanks for this service!!
This 814-940-0200 number has called multiple times to my home. This number has called on the weekends and weekdays, am and pm. There is never a message. I am the DO NOT CALL LIST, so I am not sure why I am being tele-marketed like this, as the others here on this posting as well. When I GOOGLED the number just now, I see it is the PERSON TO PERSON MARKETING, INC @ 111 Sowers St, Ste 201, State College, PA. -- What gives??! :-(
They called yesterday & mentioned Gevalia Coffee. I did business with them in the last year or so, but cancelled my account. I think they are calling to try to sell me something again. They called again today.
The number came up on Called ID as CELLULAR CALL. When I called back I got a recording that stated it was Western Watts independent research center. I would think that this should be illigal. Our # is on the do not call list.
2012 the end of the world
I have been on a "no call" list for years and am signed up until 2012, so why do I continue to get these calls? No name? No message? I get them on weekends, at night, and the middle of the day. The next call I get, if I am here, I am literally blowing the whistle in someone's ear!!!!
Call was a hang up. I understand that this is Person to Person Marketing in Altoona PA. I guess you just have to report them to donotcall.gov. Apparently the get an 11,000 dollar fine.
received call from this number on Sunday 11/26/07 at 1719 CST. The answering machine answered and they hung up...VERY ANNOYING!! St. Louis MO
you have to leave a message to take you off the call list.
Left message saying to call the 877 number but came is as 480-543-1164. If its a collection agency I don't have any debt.
3 calls in 1 evening from 3 different 801 area code phone numbers, all western watts. did not answer twice; 1 time I answered no one was on the other end. I am on do not call list.
"Research, Survery" whatever...even if this is a company you've dealt with in the past year...once you ask them to take you off that list, THAT'S IT. They no longer are able to call you.
I have gotten calls from this number several times on my cell phone which is on a do not call list, always around dinner time.
I got one of these calls today. They hung up just after I answered.
Since they hung up, I don't know for sure, but I do remember that in the past, my local Cable Company uses this particular telemarketing company to call all its customers in an attempt to get you to sign up for new, additional cost, services.
They are exempt from the Do Not Call list, because I have a business relationship with my local cable company.
I am on the do not call list. 2 times in two days on this number
since you ignore calling me i have called the attorney general in washington and he promised me to take action against companies like yours who harass people with your slimy auto-telemarketing tactics plus im starting a grassroots campaign state by state getting signatures to hand out to senators and congressmen that if they want to be re-elected they better put a stop to vermin like you by enacting laws to shut you down permanently your days of harrassing people are numbered the AG has yout address and location im sure youll be contacted and fined accordingly thats the first step !!!!!!!!!!!! jpalos
Received 2 calls so far this evening, and it's Sunday! How can these people be so insensitive as to call on Sunday evening at dinner time? I'm referring to the management idiots. Very frustrating that our government allows this invasion of privacy. I'm on the do-not-call list too, what a joke.
Called, no message
This company is calling at least 5 times a day and it begins in the morning and does not end until night time! They need to quit calling. I am on the do not call list,yet they still call repeatedly.
National Law says that research is not under the restrictions of the national do not call list. If you have a problem, please do not call the number back just tell them that you want to be on their do not call list. Second remember most of these people are college kids just trying to make it through school. They DO NOT KNOW that you are on the do not call list. Research centers do not have access to the national do not call list. Be polite and they will be more willing to help you. I would know because this is my job. I hate it and I understand that people do not like calls like this but please do not shoot the messanger!!
I have gotten at lest two calls where they just hang up. I am on the DO-NOT-CALL list. I filed a complaint.
I just called the number and left a message with my phone number to be removed (as the message says to do) so we will see what happens.
They have been calling me on my cell twice a day (mid morning & between 8:30 & 9pm) for the past month. I do not answer it as it says "Texas" on my cell phone and they leave no messages. VERY ANNOYING. You'd think theyd stop.
No one there.
called 2X so far, NO msg.
You people obviously aren't thinking very clearly if you are complaining about a getting a call from a surveyer despite being on a "do not call" list. That list applies to telemarketers. You do the math
I have received a call every evening for over one week. Today, I found the company's email address: email@example.com. I am emailing them to notify them that I am on the Do Not Call List and to cease further contact. The full company contact info is:
701 East Timpanogos Parkway
Orem, UT 84097
Have been recieving numerous calls from this number. Answered Saturday Nov 10, 2007. They asked for my husband, he was not home. Said they were from Gevalia coffee & wanted to ask some questions about ordering. I said I couldn't. I didn't do the ordering. It's been over a year since the special of coffee & coffee pot order. We just don't answer the numerous calls.
We received a call from this number this afternoon. First time for this one. We are on the National Do Not Call list. I will be reporting them to said web page.
they have called several times. I am on the Do not Call list
Just a weak hello? on answer machine
I've received calls from them too. At first I didn't answer because I didn't recognize the name or number. My wife answered and we found out they are calling for Gevalia coffee about our account. The person on the phone was actually very pleasant and we ordered coffee from them. I guess it makes more sense to answer the phone and find out what it's about then just disregarding it and have them continue to annoy you.
This number called repeatedly and did not leave a message.
For those of you getting calls on your cell phone. Did you register your cell phone on the national do not call list? By registering, you are placing your number on a known good list of numbers that is provided to all charities, research groups and telemarketers. Only the telemarketers are prevented from calling you. The others have a known good number for thier records.
I did contact the company identifed on thier opt-out option. Hopefully it will work. I did give them an e-mail address I specificlly set up for giving to people I don't want to give an e-mail to. Otherwise you will probably end up on a known good e-mail list for spam.
This # has called twice. No message.
I am on national do not call list- still calling
This is DSS Research, a survey contractor for Blue Cross / Blue Shield
I too am getting phone calls from unwanted callers even though I am ON THE NATIONAL & WI State Do NOT CALL LIst!
What gives? Where is the strength in the law that passed in our Congress?
It is a joke!
Phone rang twice than hung up
I didn't answer the call; went to voice mail. The caller didn't leave any messages.
wanted to know my name and what movies i like
Caller ID shows "unknown name" - I let my answer machine pick up the call & after my message ends the call or caller disconnects. This is only my 2nd call in 2 days so guess I'll have many more to look forward to.
I let my machins take ALL my calls. Especially if it shows as Toll Free/Unknown/Our Of Area. the person left what I THINK was his name, but he spoke so fast it is hard to say. I just deleted the call from my machine. I added all my numbers to the NDNCL several weeks ago, but I think it takes 30 days to take affect.
This # calls my house all day long and I'm on the do-not-call list. I let the machine screen my calls now
called didnt say a word 2 clicks / ticks just like a tap on the phone.....needs to be shut down .....doing so through these. methods half the time would let an anonymous caller retreive information from any accounts stored in a phone company's record's
I clld the # back and they claim if you leave a messg that your # will be removed. I did this and hope they will stop calling me!
It was a survey. The woman caller was asking about my age group and the quality of my healthcare benefits.
Looks like the healthcare insurance company gave her my telephone number.
Call came in Person to Person. A giggling girl asked to speak to "Ursula" (my wife's name). I asked who is this. A girl's name was given. I asked who do you represent? Answer: "the Lolipop Kids". I asked what is this in reference to? (My wife is a piano tuner). The caller hung up. Same day another call from 814-231-6400 with caller ID "PERSON" -- only silence. === We are of course on the "national do not call list" (all our numbers).
I am a foreigner. I am sick and tired of hearing that in the US we have "commercial freedom of speech", i.e. my phone company will not block them, on grounds that this company is calling only "past customers" of their client.
I just got two calls from them yesterday. I called the number on their website and followed the instructions to be put on their "Internal Do Not Call List" - hopefully it works.
They called my CELL PHONE, which is also my work line and asked me to do a grocery store survey at 8:00 p.m. The thing is, my cell phone is on the "do not call" registry. They've called several times since then. I've reported them to the "do not call" registry and suggest that you all do the same.
I received a call from 801-623-4631 Saturday morning asking me to participate in a survey about my resent trip to my local bank branch. I refused. They called back again, Monday afternoon, at 4:31 pm requesting the same. I refused again. This time, I called the number back and heard a recording telling me that they were estern Watts, a political survey company. I have sent an email to my bank about this because it seems very fraudulent to me. Still awaiting a reply.
My phone is on the national do not call list.
The young lady on the Utah end of the phone was doing a radio station survey. She was very polite and although I did not answer her questions, she did answer mine about who she represented and where she was located. She indicated that survey companies are exempt from the "do not call" list. I don't know about that, but I wish they would not call.
Called 3 times today, I'm on the NDNCL.
5 times the past hour, after 8:30 pm. Last night same story after 9:00. I am in the process of filling this with the FCC and no call list.
No message. DO NOT CALL violation.
This keeps up and I guess the phone company should be responsible for paying my medical bills
my number is on the NDNC. Got a call today, left no message.
Got this call at work but I'd already left for the day. They left no voicemail.
This # called and did not leave a message. I am on the Do Not Call List.
I got a call from this number too. At 8 pm one evening I did not answer
Is there any way to get them to stop calling me???
I actually took the call. Basically this ended up seeming like a push poll to me. The questions were leading in that they were essentially negative towards a certain issue (in this case it was in regards to a vote on a bond project in which the city will spend $20m to buy land for preservation). Example: "Would knowing that all home owners with homes worth over 100k would be paying for this project at a cost of $27.00 per year for the next 20 years make you less likely or more likely to vote for this project?"
At this point I told her I thought that the question was phrased in such a way as to try and make me want to vote for the project less. I then asked again who she was affiliated with and she said she was with "View Point" a survey company who does surveys for outside sources. I asked who was funding the survey and she said "I'm not allowed to tell you who is paying for the survey."
That's where I ended the call. "Then I'm not able to answer any more questions for you, sorry."
Gevalia aren't limited to telespam - they've also been dabbling in email spam (in 2005). One more reason why I don't buy Kraft products.
Called said they wanted to do a costomer survey about my recient call to my gas company. When I said sure, we got to the 3rd question, She asked if I was the actual person that call the gas company in the past 3 months. I said "No" (Because I never did call my gas company) She said we can not continue because I was not the person who supposedly called. (No one ever did call the gas company from my house)
they called yesterday and didn't say anything after I said hello twice, then they hung up. 10-11-07
Stupid Goofballs !!!
They called 6 times today 10-03-07 between the hours of 4 pm and 8:30 pm. It is very annoying because I don't answer the calls.
Caller is a bottom feeder Collection Agency which used to be called TrueLogic Financial Services, but is now using Bay Area Credit Services. Same people run the new company.
They call constantly asking for people that have never lived here that owe probably bogus debts.
These scumbags are out of control. You can register a complaint against them at esupport.fcc.gov
I work nights and try to sleep during the day. I get calls from this number every day, no messages. I'll be glad if they ever stop!
3 calls in 2 days. Each time I asked them to take me off of their list and when I ask that, they respond by saying "Thank you, bye". And that's it...they hang up.
When I actually picked up the phone the caller seemed surprised. Her voice reminded me of a zombie from the Night of the Living Dead. She was mumbling so bad I had to ask her three times what the name of her organization was. "Watts?" I finally said, "with two t ts?" She asked me if I wanted to take a survey. I asked about what. She answered my question with a question, "Are you a registered voter?" I replied that i didn't like that question so she should go on to the next one. She mumbled something like thank ru and hung up.
We are on the DO NOT CALL LIST and received two calls in 2 days from Western Watts. ENOUGH!!!!
Kept calling, kept ignoring. I finally answered & it was a call for Gevalia coffee. The person who I talked to was very polite, very courteous. She went through her sales pitch, I told her no, She thanked me for being so polite & told me to have a wonderful day and I haven't had a call from them since...lesson sometimes you just need to answer the phone!
OK, this one's over the top, but as I said, this is for "theoretical information purposes only"! Since the calls come from Orem Utah, in the 623 exchange of the 801 area code, then it stands to reason that many of the employees of Western Wats also live in the 623 exchange of the 801 area code. Now suppose (just suppose) that you were to conduct a non-commercial survey of people in the 801-623-XXXX phone exchange to find out about the community's feelings about Western Wats (for informational purposes only). There's nothing against the law to call and ask. Other common Orem telephone exchanges in the 801 area code are: 221, 224, 225, 228, 229, 434, 437, and 485. It would be a shame if someone on the East Coast called at 9AM, only to find that it was 7AM in Utah.
I would never do these things, because I don't mind legitimate surveys, and Western Wats appears to be a reputable company. Because I'm a good judge of character, I can tell that /you/ would never do these things either!
Now, having revealed who is behind 801-623-4621 to -4631, we know that they're conducting legitimate surveys. No big deal.
But if they have really, really ticked you off, or if a CSR from Western Wats was rude to you on the phone, then call the office at 801-373-7735.
Personally, i don't mind legitimate surveys, but some people out there might want to stick it to 'em, usually to make up for some personality defect of their own. I don't recommend it, but if someone wanted to annoy them just as they were annoyed, then here's how to do it (for purely informational purposes only!)
The call center's address is listed in Part 2 of this message. Although the business office in Provo certainly has a mail-room, sending mail to the call center might gum-up the works enough to annoy someone. It only costs 41 cents.
Since you now know their office number, repeated calls to their switchboard would spread the secretarial staff thin, and make important calls go unanswered. Don't just call up and say "you sux" or something stupid like that. As long as you have a legitimate question to ask when you call, then you have every right to call them up, and will never stray into the gray area of harassment.
The third way is to contact Western Wats directly. By mail, use the address of the business office in Provo listed above:
290 West Center St.
Provo, UT 84601
By phone, call them at:
I hope that helps to clear up the mystery of who is cluttering up your phone's caller log. Yes it is very annoying that they block their outgoing caller-ID, but that's not the fault of the poor young people working as phonejockeys. Don't take your frustration out on the people who call, because they're already frustrated themselves. If they had any career prospects right now, then they wouldn't be slaving away on the phones for a pittance over minimum-wage. Most are students who couldn't give a darn about what survey they are carrying out, and this type of work makes them develop a pretty thick skin, pretty quickly. They develop what I call "personality callouses" so any foul language you might hurl at them just washes right off (and your rant will likely be recorded anyway, so don't be a jerk!)
On a sidenote to Western Wats: why don't you change your outgoing caller-ID to say "survey" instead of "unavailable"? If I see "unavailable" on an unknown incoming call, there's just Zero Chance that I'm going to pick up. But if I see "survey" then I get the option to decide whether I'm not too busy to answer a few questions. I'm betting that you only get a few "hits" per 1,000 placed calls. If your caller-ID said "survey" then I'd bet that you'll double or triple your number of "hits".
Now, as to who these callers actually are...
Western Wats has two locations in Provo, Utah (about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City):
290 West Center Street in Provo, UT 84601. At the corner of South 3rd Street West, two blocks east of Pioneer Park and two blocks west of University Avenue. This is the business office.
701 Timpanogos Parkway in Orem, UT 84097. Orem is on the northern outskirts of Provo, and Western Wats is at the corner of Timpanogos Parkway and Research Way, just across the railroad tracks from Orem Cemetery. This building is their call center.
Why don't they answer when you pick up? Because their automated dialing system calls a batch of numbers at once, and the first one to make a live connection is routed to one of their phonejockeys, and the rest of the calls are dropped. Yes, this is highly annoying, but it is the most efficient way (in their eyes) to get the maximum number of completed surveys per hour.
How can you get them to stop calling you? There are three ways. First, when you get a call from 801-623-4621 or -4622, -4623, etc. through -4631, you wait until a real person speaks, then just ask them (in your sweetest voice) to "please remove this number from the call list." If the phonejockey is not a complete a-hole, they will tap a few keys and remove your number.
The second way is to go online to their website. Just add ".com" to the company's name. On the website, there is a link to a page where you can enter your number and ask that they remove you from their call list.
Here's who is calling on this number. It is a survey company called Western Wats located in Utah. They use eleven phone numbers: 801-623-4621 through 801-623-4631. They do customer research on contract for many companies, notably for Kaiser medical, Time Warner Cable, and various banks. Also do research for the Democratic National Committee. In mid-2007 some who have received calls from this company are asked about "temporary" residents of their house, or are asked for a Spanish-speaker in the household... which indicates that they are trying to reach undocumented aliens for a survey, although who would pay for a survey like that is anybody's guess.
Western Wats is not required to respect the National Do-Not-Call List, because they are conducting legitimate customer research surveys on behalf of their contractees. If you have an account at a bank which then hires WW, then they have every right to call you and ask how the service from the bank has been. If you have communications service from Time Warner, then WW has every right to call you on TW's behalf and ask how your service has been. If you are an American citizen, then WW has every right to call you on behalf of the Democratic National Committee to ask you what you think about politics.
called at 8.30 pm but didn't identify themselves
It's just a phonecall, people. Answer it once and just say, "no thanks, please take me off the survey list." How hard is that? The phone calls stop and you're done with it. And no, I don't work for the company. Before yesterday, I had never heard of them. I looked them up, followed the instructions on the web site when they called the second time (first time, I didn't answer either) and that's that. No big deal. No whining necessary. /GrowUpSpeech
This is not an invasion of your privacy and it is in fact an opportunity for you to voice your opinion if you either liked or disliked service you recently received from a company with which you have done business. If you are so up in arms about someone simply asking your opinion, then don't do business with the company who has hired WW. Stop being a bunch of namby panby babies and start handling your phone like an adult. I could understand the gripes if this company didn't honor a request to be taken off the call list, but they do honor the requests. And they not only have the right, but are fullfilling a legal agreement with the company that hired them to call you and ask for your feedback on whatever topic they have been hired to cover.
If you haven't already read this in other posts, the company is a survey company. What they are doing is *perfectly legal* and frankly is not a hassle if you handle it like a reasonable adult and don't go throwing childish temper tantrums like some of the people posting on this board have described (which get you nowhere with anyone anyway). The person calling you works for Western Wats (one t in Wats) which has been hired by a firm with whom you do some sort of business. WW is under contract to survey peformance of service companies (for instance, Time Warner Cable hires them to call their customers), conducts public opinion/perception polls, and is generaly getting the pulse of what people want/think. If you don't wish to participate in the survey, answer the phone and politely say no thank, and ask to be removed from the calling list. They will do that (worked for me just fine).
got message from this number too didn't answer and the caller didn't leave a message
They called me three times in one day and then a week later called me again. I didn't look at my caller id and it was them again. They gave me a survey about my bank. They didnt really seem like they cared what I said though.
I got the call from this # tonight and said hello twice before it hung up and wanted to Google it before thinking of calling it back. My husband is in the Army so I pick up in fear of missing his call without looking at the number sometimes but now that I know about this I will make sure I actually look before I pick up! I am getting sick of all the calls from telemarketers I been getting a day lately! Its VERY annoying to be jumping at the phone thinking it could be my husband calling. Give it a rest. You would think as many times as I dont answer anything without a number or from a state I know no one from would give those guys a hint!
Call came to my office phone while I was on a conference call so I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message.
To the Western Wats employee that posted here:
Just because Western Wats pays you money it does not justify what you do. People could get payed to murder children and that would not make it right now would it? So yes we will be rude to you. YOU are invading our privacy.
Called twice today. No msg first time, 2nd time collecting information for Democratic National Committee
Got several calls from this number with the ID Western Watts. Also a call from 801-623-4629, also with the ID Western Watts.
I received a call from 801-623-4631. Anonymous caller asked about my recent bank transaction at a local branch. When prompted about nature of the call, caller ended the conversation.
I have received 8 calls from this number. Fortunately, I have not been around to pick up any of them.
Have been receiving calls from frequently over the last few weeks. They always hang up. Tonight, I spoke with Karen Marquez and supervisor (Janet Smith) who indicated they could not give me a phone number to call back. Both indicated they weren't bound by no call list and added they received my number from the diabetes association.
Its a research center
I too am on the do not call list, but get many calls from this number almost daily.
When I answer to only hang up, my phone start to call them! If I don't answer I get a voice mail with a reference number. I get these calls almost every day and a few times a day. Also from other numbers too.
Really Annoying, eventough telemarketer, i would not buy any things if the marketing concept already annoying and fooling people!
If they do not leave a message and I don't recognize the name, I don't answer. This is very troublesome.
I have Globalinx call screener - calls like this do not ring my phone, therefore I am not annoyed my them. Checking the screener's caller ID that number called twice in the last 2 nights.
go to the Do not Call Registry Website and file a complaint. This is crucial to take action on these unsolicited calls when you are on the DNC list.
Pick up the phone and set it down for ten minutes (or until you hear the long tone that tells you the line is disconnected) - let the company pay for longer calls. (P.S. My Dad acts like a retard, so the TMs stop calling).
does anyone know who they are a collection agency for. can't imagine who? i can't recall any outstanding bills? called back took too long for rep so I hung up.
This number belongs to DSS Market Research. I called it back after blocking my number @ work to see if they would answer. I got a recording stating who they were & that if their number has shown up on either home or cell ID it is because they are trying to reach either me or a family member for market research. I also got the recording stating to press 1 if I wanted to have my number removed. I pressed one and got a recording to leave a message.
3 calls within 15 minutes. When the phone is answered they just hang up.
Called and wanted to talk to my CHILDREN...like I want anyone knowing how to influence my children better.
Strange. They only allowed 1 ring. By the time I got to the phone, it stopped ringing.
8:40 PM MT - did not leave a message.
Did not leave a message.
Called on 8/17/07 ask to speak to so and so when I asked who it was they hung up.
When I answered the phone a recording said this call was about a very important business matter and to press one to speak to a representative. When a human finally came on the line he asked for my ex husband who has been my ex for 4 years. I said that he didn't live here and hadn't lived here for almost 7 years and was told my number would be taken off their list but then asked if my address was?????? when I told him that was not my address he assured me my number would be removed and I would no longer be bothered. We'll have to wait and see about that
call me at 1:49 pm did not answer
FILE A COMPLAINT at the Gov. site on no call list page. They will check out the Company for possible criminal charges. I did.
Sooooooooooo annoying! I've received almost daily, sometimes several times a day calls from this number, even though I registered for the do not call list for solicitors
We keep getting calls. Our phone picks it up as a cell call. It hangs up if the answering machine kicks in.
I wonder if these guys are trolling for valid numbers.
This offender calls every single day....such a pain
DSS research company doing economic research for my area. Lady said he was calling from Ft. Worth, TX. I BSed their questions and they were very nice about it.
Numerous calls that they hangup on. If they do answer being rude doesn't phase them. Being on the do not call list is a joke. I found out who gave them my number so now I can give them a blast of crap.
They called a few minutes ago, asked for my husband, and represented themselves as our bank. They wanted to know about the customer service at the bank when he was there over 3 weeks ago. I said he doesn't do surveys, don't call back.
It also took about 20 seconds for the girl to say hello. At least she was American and I could understand her.
I too have had SEVERAL calls from them in the last ferw days--shows up on my caller ID as "Cellular Phone" and then 801-623-4631. I am in Indianapolis.....
If this is Western Watts and you haven't told them on the phone to put you on their DNC list then you can send an email to them at firstname.lastname@example.org
and request they put your number on their list.
Getting about a call a day over the last week or so. Since it my home state of Utah I think it has got to be either multilevel marketing scheme or political survey.
Never on the line when we answer. After reading the other missives, I am convinced this is Gevalia Coffee. Boycott them. Buy nothing from them until they agree to cease and desist. Go out of business, Gevalia! When I want coffee,I'll call YOU!
LEAVE US ALONE!
i dont' mind a survey every now and then but when you DON'T QUIT or don't answer once we answer STOP CALLING! tis all.
called the past 2 days final i answered, no answer...creepy who is this 801 623 4631
This number calls constantly all hours of the day and NIGHT. No message is left. QUIT IT
I get calls from this number every so often. Have been getting them for the last several weeks or more. I am hesistant to call back for fear of a trap.
They keep calling but no one answers when I pick up.
I'm going to start banging my phone on stuff and blowing whistles to people who don't answer... maybe then they'll stop prank-calling me (or so it seems).
As a former employee of Western Watts i would just like to inform you all that being on the do not call list only means that telemarketers can not call you. comapnies conducting surveys can call you as often as they like as many times as they like. Also we are not recorings we are real people who are basicly screamed at for a living to squeeze out a few surveys. Please be courtious to us. We are not selling you anything we just want your opinion. If you do not wish to be contacted by us when you pick up the phone and we answer simply say "please take me off of your calling list" its that simple. As far as picking up and no one being on the other end a computer dials out a batch of telephone numbers and the first one to pick up is the person we talk to. I hope this has cleared up any questions you have about the number you are being called by.
Keeps Calling us
Told them to QUIT
We are on NO-CALL List
They dont leave any messages
This company does follow-up surveys for Kaiser patients to confirm they received good service from their appointment. Good concept, but annoying because they keep calling until they get you.
Keeps calling and I am on the no call list.
Here we go again. Just got ridden off the other jerks that were calling every day. I'm on the national do not call list. Don't understand how these people are getting away with this stuff.
AND YES I VERY QUICKLY WAS ON THE NO CALL LIST . IT DOESNT STOP THERE BULLSHIT
THESE PEOPLE CALL ME AND VERY RUDLY ASK FOR MY COOPARTION AT 9 AM IN THE MORNING MULTIPLE MULTIPLE TIMES I WANT TO MAKE THEM FEEL PAIN
ANYWAY POSSABLE. HOW DARE THEY CALL ME WITH A PEICE OF SHIT RECORDING AT VERY EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING
SPAMMING "MY" PHONE I FUCKING PAY FOR MY PHONE WITH "MY"HARD EARNED MONEY
I LEAVE MY RINGER ON ALL NIGHT FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES NOT FOR SOME RICH PEICE OF SHIT GOVERMENT COWARDS. I WISH THEY WOULD HAVE KNOCKED ON "MY" DOOR AT 9 AM THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT . BUT O YEAH THERE COWARDS PROLLY SEND A ROBOT. WESTERN WATTS WHOEVER YOU ARE FUCK YOU AND I HOPE I RUN INTO YOU SOMEDAY SOMEHOW.
The company is DSS Research. They do surveys for insurance companies. E-mail them at email@example.com and ask to be removed from their call list.
Found everything you guys said to be true. They called my cell twice in one day, I returned the call and got the same recording!
Comes in as cellular call. They call from a few different numbers. I used the info posted here to opt out. We'll see if it works.
Call was from a well spoken guy about a questionaire that was sent out to Medicare recipients.I filled this out twice months ago. When I told the guy that the call was ended. I think he was fishing for info from the questionaire which conveniently included ss numbers..Too bad!
My phone is on the national do not call list.
Caller ID: Unavailable
Call received 6-28-2007
No message left on Voice Mail (I was not at home at the time the call was received).
Claimed to be from the Leukemia Society, but not soliciting a donation.....
This may seem wordy but bear with me.
From Friday, February 10, 2006: "As a member of DMA (Direct Marketing Association), Person to Person Direct strictly adheres to all Membership Principles and Ethical Guidelines as outlined by the Direct Marketing Association." www.dynamitecopy.com from Steve Alario, President of Person to Person Direct. OK, let's see what the guidelines are:
A DMA member has 10 principles they should follow (NOTE-doesn't say they must follow). Look at #4 "Communicates in a respectful and courteous manner." Ever been hung up on by Mr. Alario's staff? Not very respectful or courteous! How 'bout #9 "Honors requests not to receive future solicitations from its organization." How many here have requested not to receive future calls? Looks like at least 45 people (oops, I'm 46) who have posted comments to this thread have requested no more contact but does Mr. Alario or Person to Person Direct honor them?
Mr. Alario, any comment? I understand if you do business with a company (Gevalia Coffee) and (Gevalia) hires person to person then it really is the (coffee) company calling you. That's the law. If you request the (coffee) company not make your info available to third parties and you request person to person to take you off their call list that request to each should be honored, right? If not, drop a dime on Mr. Alario and Person to Person Direct to the Direct Marketing Association.
They call about 6 times a day if you answer it's dead, call back is a FAX, These people eat their young
"hello" "hello" on cell phone messaging.
I am so glad I found this site. We keep getting calls from them and we ARE on the "do not call list"
They called at about 8:00 CST and asked for the head of the household. I answered all of their survey questions (it took about 30 minutes), and all of it had to do with politics. I tried to find out who they were working on behalf of, but they wouldn't say.
Our phone is on the national do not call list. We have received numerous calls from this number.
They used to call from Florida now they call from AZ. I get a call from them at least once a day and have been for 4 months or more. Apparently they can't take a hint since I never answer their call.
Out of area call during a vacation.
I keep receiving phone calls from this number saying PERSON TO PERSON. I just tried to email Alario, Steve
82 NEWARK POMPTON TPKE
RIVERDALE, NJ 07457-1427
Phone: (973) 835-8112
Fax: (973) 835-8112
STRANGE HE IS NOT A KNOWN MEMBER OF AOL!!!!
unknown name, called TX at 8:15pm
They call me 1x every other day on my cell phone which isn't even in my name. I don't call anyone back if I don't know the nature of the call or the name of the caller so good luck getting a hold of me.
Just called them back -- got an actual person! They said they call for Fortune 500 companies, so any company I may have done business with might be using them, so the call would be exempt from the Do Not Call list.
This is a collection agency. They were calling on a debt that had been paid in full 8 years ago.
They did threaten me and tell me if I didn't show proof that it was paid that they would keep calling me over and over until I settled. I have paid this and tried to tell him and he wouldn't listen. They have called me twice in one day.
I get one call a day on my unlisted cell phone that says to call 877.377.8019, it's a conference call center. How do I get them to stop?
This number has called almost daily. When I answer, no one speaks.
called and said that it is an important business matter and gave a reference number to use when calling back. The call back number they gave was 877-337-3099. I called back both numbers and a recording said to please call back during business hours which were Monday-Saturday.
Getting constant calls for this number, multiple times per day. I won't answer, as I don't ever answer calls I cannot identify. But it sure is annoying. Wish it would stop.
I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. This may have been the first time they have tried our unlisted number.
call several times a day leaving a mesage to call back and a reference number
Actually, WW isn't technically telemarketing; it's "survey research." The national DNC list apparently doesn't count them as telemarketers so the call goes through. The area code has nothing to do with where the call is coming from. If you have a WW call center in your town or state, chances are it's coming from there (since they do state and local surveying) and the number is just a way to keep people from calling the individual surveyor back an hurling abuse (which has been known to happen). I worked for WW while in college, so I know how this crap works. It's really annoying to get the calls and just as annoying being the poor schmuck on the other end who only works there because they pay $10 an hour and other college jobs only pays $6. :/
The male caller asked for my husband. I asked if I could help him and he said he was doing travel research that would take 5 to 7 minutes. I told him I did not have time to answer questions and hung up. I am on the National Do Not Call List! The call was at 10:21 AM.
They are unacceptable, some Indian scumbag called me 3 times and I told him I am on the DNC list, stop calling he laughed and said we can call whenever we want. These people should be prosecuted.
Who the hell is this, and why are they calling??
I'm sick of these freaks. I wish someone would invent some to device to electrocute these idiots through the phone line until I've gotten enough satisfaction from there screaming so that I know they are as annoyed as I am.
Called me at 630 two days in a row. I do not answer, I call back and it says disconnected. Who are these clowns?
They call and it's a recording saying it's an important business matter and to press 1 or call back at an 877 number and give a reference number. I have had these before, but not on that number, usually it's from an 800 number you can't call back, because it says it's not a working number. I don't have call blocking, so not sure how I can block them, but I do have "do not call" and I am going to report them. Not sure if it works or not.
These people call me 2 to 3 times a day for the past 2 weeks. It's very annoying.
I receive a call from this number ever so often but if I answer they hang up and they never leave a message
Three Options when called back...1)Hold for a rep 2)enter my number and they'll remove it 3)???
Blocked their 866 number so now they are trying to call on this number. Sneaky but not sneaky enough.
this is actually True Logic Financial (formerly Genesis Financial Services Corporation), a collection agency in Denver. They have called me since getting a new cell phone, using several different numbers, this one, and 877-337-3099 as well. I have never had a loan with these people, or anyone for that matter! It was an automated recording that left a message telling me to call the 877 number.
I was not home and the caller id showed unknown, but I looked on another site and it said it was a telemarkter trying to sell newspaper subscriptions.
They keep calling, but leave no message. I have my phone number registered with the national "DO NOT Call" registry, so do not understand why this is happening.
Not sure who it is...no message left
Left a bizzare message on our machine, at first it was a man and a woman whispering and snickering. Then, the man proceeded to make some strange remarks about gays and being gay. We couldn't really understand exactly what he was saying as he sounded drunk and was mumbling.
This gets seriously annoying after a while.
phone rings several times a day, i answer, no response, then a disconnect click, i am on do not call too
Called late in evening, asking for someone who is staying here temporarily--would not identify himself--sounded like a very young man. Thanks for all the comments from others who have been bothered by this phone number calling.
indian voice , wanted to do survey , i could barely understand him , I told him to put me on their do not call list , he said "it doesnt work that way my friend" , (lol) , and i told him not to call my house again or . H e asked why i had to talk to him in such a rude manner , so i went off on him , and got him to cuss me out . Now i want to find out who to report him to get him fired or at least beaten up a little . Oh , the called ID said California and had the number 714 - 444 - 5555
ID says DSS Research. No message left. Calls daily.
Has anyone tried to get there number removed? This number calls me all the time and leaves no messages?
These people are really persistant. We have a new phone with 3 remotes in different rooms. Also, we have caller ID, and a Tivo on our TV which shows incoming calls on the screen. We live in the country with just a dial-up line.
Here's the rules. If their caller ID is blocked, or we don't recognize it, we will not answer the phone. They can leave a message if they wish. (Which they don't...important callers WILL leave a message) If they don't leave a message, they just wasted their time. After a certain number of unsuccessful tries, their computer will just knock us out of their database anyway.
We're sorry to have to be this rude and seemingly uncaring, but after being hammered with over 10 calls every day from pushy telemarketers, we feel that we have no choice. Welcome callers are not affected by this.
Just received a call from them, looks like their back to their old tricks again.
I let the phone ring when this number came up and it must have rang 50 times. I finally picked it up and it was a research company calling to ask me questions about my Aetna health care plan. I asked how long it would take and they said 15 minutes! I told them to remove me from their call list.
They call us several times a week, usually in the early evening.
These idiots called my house at 9:30 at night.
I called the number back and got the information from their automated system - their web address is www.westernwats.com, and they have an opt-out email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Several calls per day w/immediate hangups. Started 19May2007,
Third call today from same company, each time a different 800/801 number. When the answering machine picks up, they hang up. Jerks.
Reply to 411
Until you accused me of being ignorant I was going to let this pass. I just want you to understand why I am replying.
First how about some civility on your part? The way you come across is like it is my personal duty to help them out. You forget I did not contact them first. If you call me then be prepared for the results. When you use numbers that can't be traced back to the company calling why should I trust or help you? If you really want my help then you should be up front and honest from the start of the call. That means showing your company on my caller. Next, I could care less about movie ratings. Relying on a rating to me is passing off responsibility for my kids to someone else. When my kids were younger I did not reply on ratings. I checked reviews, summaries and asked others who had seen it then we went or didn't go.
Let me show you my worldly side now...
As for doubts about where people are calling me from, I have the right to ask. With outsourcing so common now you can't always be sure. If the call is from outside the US, my legal rights are affected. Any information given by me falls under the laws of the country the call comes from. Which may leave me little or no recourse legally if the information is abused. I would have to file the complaint in that countries courts. Is this less ignorant enough for you?
Also there are laws as to the hours they may call me.
Lastly you sound a lot like someone from this company or the ones that hired them.
Calls repeatedly and I called and spoke with a supervisor and told them not to call me anymore, and they continue to call. I have sent multiple complaints to the Do Not Call registry, and our number has been registered for a long time.
What Pests! These guys speaking very poor english called me even though I'm on the NCL. I ask them to quit calling....they called me 12 more times in one night. The next night they called again 4 more times even though I told them to quite calling. I filed a complaint with the State Attorney General office.
Left no message but keeps calling
I've gotten calls from this number, I never answer. Places like this don't just do telemarketing. If they are calling on behalf of someone you do business with (like your phone company or cable provider) to do a survey about that service, they don't have to go by the National Do Not Call List. That list is only for true telemarketers. I think the law should be changed to include ALL calls....
take a minute to report them to the National Do Not Call registry
Calls a couple times a day! Very aggravating. No message is ever left.
MSC SOFTWARE... Coincidental with a virulent Windows crash following an incorrect "Your copy of Windows maybe Counterfeit" popup... I assumed it was an Extortion call from MicroSoft Collection agency, so didn't answer it. No message. One more Linux customer!!!
I answered and heard talking and they hung up. Very annoying telemarketers.
calling me daily and NOT leaving any message. we belong to the (don't call us)but they seem to find out ways to do it any way
This company's auto dialer just called me, too.
Since it was a number I didn't recognize, I didn't answer.
Now, though, if they got my voicemail, they also have my name.
The Do Not Call Registry means absolutely nothing to random dialers & recorded messages that don't give you the choice to "opt out", do they?
THEY CALLED TWICE AND I DIDNT ANSWER CAUSE I DONT ANSWER NUMBERS I DONT KNOW.IT SAID IT WAS FROM TEXAS
I got a call on May 9th 2007 at 7:30 about something, i cant remember, but i picked up, and i was like "Hello?" and then he said "Hello maam, i have something to tell you", and guess what!? I AM A GUY! (i just have a high voice, because i am 12.)
Called the Boston area a few times, but I didn't answer because I didn't recognize the number
Just started receiving these calls. They call a couple times a day, no message. Trying to get off their list.
I got a call tonight (FIRST TIME) and caller ID said "PERSON-TO-PERSON" 814-940-0200, If they call again I will be calling them directly or faxing them a letter of demand to stop calling. What did we ever do before caller ID? I don't answer those calls and my number is unlisted, but I suppose when making online purchases and they ask for a phone number, maybe enter an invalid number like 555-5555 so your name doesn't get on these annoying call lists. They hung up upon getting an answering machine. Fine with me!
This number called me saying that they were calling on "behalf" of my health plan, and named it! I asked if they were with my health plan, they said no. I asked them to put me on a do not call list, they said they "couldn't". This number called and hung up 8 times yesterday and 3 times today, and it isn't even noon yet.
8173020293 has been calling 3 t0 4 times a day, no message.
We get a call from this number around 11:00 AM every day. They never leave a message and we are on the National Do Not Call list.
i used my cell phone and blocked my caller id either by *67 or if your phone has that built in,and i called them 50 times and said nothing.they answer every call i lol every time thinking how do u like it.give it a try u will love it
Called today, said it was Janice from "Paycare", sounded like a guy.
a man called had an accent like from India. He said he was calling from california regarding a health insurance survey. He told me that he wanted information regarding my children's health information. when i said i was busy and asked if i could have his number and name, he kept saying he will call back. when i insisted, he just hung up. what are the f.b.i doing these days?
I am on the do not call list as well, also got called from 4629
I received a survey in the mail for Blue Cross/Blue
Shield that was administered by the DSS. I do have BC/BS Ins (and the rate just went up sky high). I didnt have time to fill it out, put it on my desk, then rec'd a postcard reminding me of the survey, yea, yea, got another one in mail, put it up, and since i was going on vacation, went through all my mail and found the survey so i did it online..I could of mailed it in. that was a little over a week ago. I got back home tonight and I had calls from Apr 23,25, 26, 26, and today, ranging from 6:23 pm to 8:26pm. Normally i get the early morning ones, and since i am super tired from my airline flight, Im sure i will be getting an early morning "wake up call" tomorrow when i will want to sleep in. So, it looks like even if you fill out the survey they still call you. It is very rude and annoying. But it is a research company for medical ins
Man from India called and asked for a particular name. I told him that she is not available (although I have no idea who this person he was asking was). Since I knew this was a scam, I played along but I could no understand what company he was calling from ... I hanged up and he called back. I hanged up on him again. I am sure he will call back by what I read on this web site.
have received person to person 2x, also several blocked calls or unknown caller, never leave message. who are they and why won't they go away?
Answered & they asked for my wife, but wouldn't leave a message or take my help.
Said there's no message
They have been calling me 2 times a day for the last 3 days. I sent an email to remove me from their list. I hope it works.
I have received 115 calls from this number. WHO IS THE CALLER????
I don't mind telemarket calls - we live in a free country, telephones are comparable to a mailbox, gives someone a job, and I know how to say no. Most of us get mad at telemarketers because the caller didn't tell us we'd just inherited a great deal of money or the caller isn't our knight/princess in shining armor.
The National Do Not Call registry does not apply to politicians or politically financed polls. Independent polling places not polling for a politician should not be calling. Though, most polls are actually financed by campaigns.
Have a couple calls from them,most recent 4/16/07 10:02 AM,
Received this call on 4/13/07, can in as unavailable. Called back the number and found out that this a marketing group.
I just ignored it. If anyone calls with "Unavailable" they get the same non-answer.
Got a call - 6:30 p.m. - Caller ID just said Santa Ana, CA. Hung up when msg machine answered.
Got this call yesterday evening, My caller ID listed as Unavailable. I didn't pick it up, a man's voice just said "hello" in my answering machine. Hopefully he won't call again.
Go to the site www.westernwatts.com
Go to the CONTACT US link on the left hand side. Then they will list a number to call to be taken off their calling list.
I just did this and we'll see what happens lol...Good luck
It seems this is a surveys for Medical insurance groups. They've been sending me letter surveys to fill out about my doctor. I didn't send them back, so now they are calling me. This really irks me that they wake me up on a Saturday morning.
Called DSS Research at 800.588.1659. The lady that answered was not able to remove my number from their system without an ID number. She claimed that I should have received a message with an ID number. Since this is a toll free call I may just call them over and over at their expense and ask that my number be removed.
These people call constantly! Very annoying. Let's get their home numbers and call them constantly!
please remove 610-377-2712 and have a nice day, whoever you may be. ok?
We get calls daily, never a message. I called the number and the who answered said they are simply a company who other companies use to make calls from. I clarified that it is a company, not a person, who is calling. I intend to call them back every time I see the number until THEY get sick of ME.
These people have been calling everyday, multiple times a day. Today we actually answered, and it was someone from the Gevalia coffee company wanting to sell us a special edition of coffee. Since we do order from Gevalia on a regular basis, this kind of call is not considered a telemarketing call and is therefore exempt from the do not call list (for Gevalia customers at least.) It is still annoying, though.
First call on 3/27/07, CID read Irving TX. Left no message. Blocked with NIS message. 2nd attempt on 3/28, did not call again on 3/29. Maybe they got the message.
So...how is the do not call list working in YOUR area??
they're really annoying, when I picked up the phone, they said they were calling me from Kaiser to find out if I was satisfied with my recent visit to my doctor, but since then they keep calling me,
What the heck......
I'm in the 15239 zip code. We have been called everyday by this number since 3-17-2007. No message left.
Doing survey on recent visit to doctor. Harmless and because they were hired by the insurance company they can call you even if your on the DNC list. (Your a customer of the insurance company)
Rang twice. Hung up. No message.
They called, no one on other end of line, just bad music. Let it play on and on, probably for about 1.5 minutes before they disconnected the call.
Their predictive dialer must have lost its crystal ball.
Called a second time. Just more bad music...
was called on 3-20-07, currently been registered on DNC list since 2004. Submitted complaint form on DNC website.
Someone called from this number:
Never leaves a message. This is silly.
Revieved their call at 10:42am on Sunday 3/18. Called back and tried to leave the message to remove my number but the voice mail said "Sorry, but the users mailbox can't accept more messages".
We receive numerous calls a day from this number in spite of the fact that we have registered our number as a don't call number.
Keep calling my cell phone, no messages. Called the number back. Claims to say company SS Research for a survey. I am not expecting a phone call from anyone or survey for that matter.
WE GET CALLS ALL DAY I THINK THEY CHANGE #'S. SOME OF THE #'S ARE 814-231-6400, 814-940-0200, UNKNOWN NAME, PERSON TO PERSON, THEY CALL ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT UNTIL 9PM. IT CAN BE IRRATATING. THERE ARE OTHER #'S THAT THEY HAVE TOO, I HAVE LOOKED THEM UP, THEY ARE ALL TELEMARKETERS, IT APPEARS THAT ALOT OF THEM CAN GET THROUGH THE CALL BLOCKING.
Got calls from this # repeatedly over the past few weeks. DSS Research. Left message to remove.
Put DSS research on the do not call list(https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx) or call them..Here is their website with their phone numbers listed(http://www.dssresearch.com/contact/default.asp) and have them remove your name from their list.If they keep calling you after the initial 31 days,they will be fined.
Called today at 11am. I don't answer calls from numbers I do not know. How did they get my number???!!! Furious!
Called at 8:47PM on Cell phone
we are on do not call list this person or company will not follow spam laws please report to proper persons
I returned this call and was tols it was Western Watts Center. If I was called to answer some questions.... At this point I hung up
Lately we have been getting calls from these people. It probably started a good 2 weeks ago, if I'm remembering correctly. Now they call sometimes 4 times a day, maybe more. My dad says to not pick up the phone in the first place (because of phone scams and crap) so we don't. You'd think they would get the message when you don't even answer your phone. We're getting tired of this.
These jokers called me 5 times last night between 7:08 and 7:44 Each time i told them not to call again. They will not stop talking long enough to hear me. They also refused to give me their address or Phone numbeer
Someone called 4 times from this number. A women with a thick accent. told her I couldn't understand a word she was saying except for Hollywood and Movie.
I called Nielsen Media Research and spoke with Meredith in Product Support. I gave her the 714 # and told her it was a woman calling whom I couldn't understand. Meredith said she will help with this matter.
These jerks are calling me too. Both phone numbers they use show different addresses in PA.
Person To Person Marketing
201 Cayuga Ave
Altoona, PA 16602-4325
Person To Person Marketing LLC
111 Sowers St, Ste 2
State College, PA 16801-5681
Steve Alario is CFO of Person to Person Marketing LLC and it looks like the parent office is located in NJ.
Alario registered the domain ptpm.com and conveniently provided the street address, phone and email to contact him.
whois for ptpm.com:
Registrant: Make this info private
Person to Person Marketing
82 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457
Domain Name: PTPM.COM
Administrative Contact :
82 NEWARK POMPTON TPKE
RIVERDALE, NJ 07457-1427
Phone: (973) 835-8112
Fax: (973) 835-8112
First call. I answered. They asked for me by name and wanted me to take customer satisfaction survey regarding my Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance. I don't have that insurance they said oh, ok and hung up. Kind of fishy. Didn't ask for verification of social or anything so I think I'm ok.
Answered and a young guy stated he was from Time Warner Cable and wanted to confirm if a technician came to my residence within the last 2-3 days. I asked him for his employee number for verification since I work with Time Warner Cable as well and he hung up. Traced the call to a Western Watts Market Research Corp. Confirmed with Human Resources that they have no such knowledge of any market research conducted thru 3rd party. Be weary of these phonecalls....
Two calls today... and they just hang up. A-holes. I'm on the Do Not Call list, too.
I have received 3 calls in 2 days. I'm in Cleveland, this comes through caller id as a cell phone. They don't leave a message
Called again and again. I talked to "Tom" on Monday. Told him I didn't live here anymore. Push the hard sell on me try he did. I just hung up. Today I got a lady. Not caring that I am on the DO NOT list, she yawned. Some say that their list is not up-to-date??? I was on the 1st issue of the list. I have that list saved to my hard drive. I checked again last week and I am still on it. They aren't using the list folks, so all we can do is hope our complaints get noticed.
keep getting calls every few days as out of area with no messages left. At times there are more than one calls in the same day.
Had a long distance toll charge on phone bill of 129 minutes listing this number called. Never dialed this number. Verizon insists I have to pay. How do they do this?
They've called several--a dozen?--times. Never anyone on the line, leaves no message
asked for my husband and hung up
they call 3 x a day on my cell phone , don't leave a name and if you call back tis a recording about condo's
called, I answered. Click
no one there
Okay, here's the 411 for everyone. Neilsen Movieview only seeks your opinions. They are working on a family oriented survey. This survey seeks to give family's a voice or outlet with which to comminicate with major Hollywood Studios. They have been commissioned to contact random people nationwide to complete this task. Ever complain about why movies with a PG13 rating or lower keep pushing the limits? Ever wonder why it is that family entertainment in way of movies does not represent you personal beliefs? There is a simple answer for this. You DON'T listen when people talk to you and you hang up the phone prematurely. By shutting these people out, you are shutting yourselves up! Hope the info was helpful. BTW, Neilsen Movieview employees are calling you from the US. Try to become a bit more worldly and a bit less ignorant, will ya?
The corp # that is given by the above posters is in South Carolina.
This is the 3rd day in a row that they've called. 1st time I was home but they didn't leave a message, the previous calls and hung up when I answered this time.
i believe theyre doing movie surveys so if youre on the do not call list it DOES NOT MATTER it exempts them since they dont sell shit
Just got a weird call in which there was only background noise and someone accidently hitting the keypad on their phone. This happened about 8:40, in the Hudson Valley, N.Y.
They called at 2:16 pm. When I first said hello (which I said fairly loudly) no one said anything, until I said hello agoin. The man stated he was calling from Kaiser and asked to speak with my spouse.
The caller ID simply gave this number and the location of Santa Ana, CA. I did not answer. My number is on the do not call list.
Called 11:30 am, two rings, no message when I didn't answer. Tried calling the number but got message saying it was disconnected. Reported them since I am on the DNC list.
They keep calling. within 5 min. of each other. Every time I awswer the phone they hang up.
Person to Person on caller ID Once a day at least.
caller id reads california 714-444-555 . I dont answer they leave no message. These calls been comming in daily and quite a pain in the ass!
called multiple times. Blue Green Resorts.
called and played a song, something about "how I feel inside" the rest of was too garbled, on my answering machine. How weird is that?
They wanted to know about my health insurance. Told them it was under my wife's company and they took the name of carrier and said that's the end of the survey.
2nd or 3rd time I have received call from this number. This time answered they asked for me specifically I told them they had the wrong number. After reading some of the coments since they say researchers and insurance, Is it possible that any of the individuals called have unpaid medical bills. I know due to circumstances I have some pretty huge ones. Could they really be a collection agency, perhaps bought information from a collection agency or hospital of people that obviously do not have insurance. You may want to check that out.
I got calls from them as well. Didn't answer but on my machine i got a guy saying a bunch of hello's. Just kinda find it odd.
Called at 7:30pm CST; left 2 consecutives "messages" of several minutes of barely intelligble music
These people keep calling, and when I ask them to remove me from their list, they just hang up. Caller ID says CALIFORNIA and the number, 7144445555, when dialed, says it is out of service.
Just got a call -left no message at 9:30am est- I star-69ed 'em and then googled that #. We are on the no-call as well.
I am in hopes that the FCC will put pressure on the Looney Toones who are making the calls from 814-940-0200. I have been on the Do-Not-Call list from it's inception, and re-registered in Nov to make sure my phone number stays on the list.
I have fingers crossed that the FCC will do something since so many have filed a complaint towards outfit.
daily call. on DNC lists. These people are really beginning to irk me.
I got a call from this number on my cell phone @ 4:25 CST 1/12/07.
they call every single day for 2 weeks, usually late at night, it was getting annoying so I added them to my number block list.
Called late at night - left no message
Don't know who are what they are-they call repeatedly and never leave a message
They have called my business line every day for months. I called them back and finally reached someone. The woman said they do telemarketing for many companies, and said they call only numbers that are current customers of whatever company they are calling for (She did not convince me). She said they will put my number on their do not call list.
These people dont give up do they. They call ask for the wrong person and keep calling back.
They called me and hung up as soon as I said hello. This is the second time.
got a voicemail from this number which was just a song playing on the radio.
Called me on a Sunday too. I am on Do not call list. Am reporting them.Sounded like Someone from India,(I am not knowing). Told them to kiss my ass.Learn to speaka de english foreign pricks.Will hunt them down and kill them if they call again.
called 2:40 PM no message left
Saw number on caller ID, ignored it. They left no message. I'm sure they'll keep calling until I pick up.
A repeat offender with us also. Usually will pick up after 3 or 4 rings, and every time there is a dial tone....never anyone there. I am on the Nationwide No Call List, so if it is a TM, it makes me mad!!!
After numerous calls, I answered. Blue Green Resorts in Las Vegas said I won a trip to Las Vegas through an entry at ezsweeps.com - I'm guilty so I didn't report to do not call.
Left a song message saying stuff like " you never knew how much you hert me". Very Wierd
Called again on 1-3-07 two times in a row. Called ID read California. Did not answer. No message left.
they called over the course of a few weeks. never answered my cel phone, they never leave a message
Im on the do not call list, yet I get 4 or 5 calls a week from these people. I have filed a complaint
Called at 7:37pm on 12/26 in PA 15241. Did not answer since we have caller ID. Came up as California. Sounds pretty shady from the other descriptions. We are also on the DNC list.
I didn't say anything, neither did they
Called Boston at 7:30pm. Caller ID read "California". They left no message, so they'll be calling back! I am on DNC.
Sounded like someone from India, asked if I wanted to take part in a brief survey.
I can't figure out how these people get away with this...I'm on the no-call list!
called newhampshire area at 7:00 three days in arow wanting to know what movies i watch
They called at 6:51pm EST and hung up on the voice mail.
They called tonight at 7:38 pm, Kansas City time.
call 2 to 3 times a day
getting pretty annoying
Cellular Call @ 7:47PM
I didn't answer ...thought I had seen the number on here before! I live in Michigan
1st time called. Caller ID: Costa Mesa, CA.
I did not answer. They did not leave a message.
They called twice within minutes. Sunday afternoon. They did not leave a msg.
Called tonight at 9:02pm, then again at 10:07pm, then again at 11:02pm. My wife picked up on the 11:02pm. It was a RECORDING so she couldn't even ask to be taken off the list. Same indian accent, same questions about what movies we watch... DAMMIT!!!! How can they be calling at 11pm? Are you kidding me???
This is from Western Wats. On their website, they ask that if you would like to be taken off the list, send an email to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caller ID says Person to Person no message they call 3 times a day. My daughter answered one day and said I was not home, they said I guess she has you trained and hung up. Not sure who they are or what they want
They call every day, but hang up when I answer phone. Reported to National Do Not Call list.
I get 3 to sometimes 7 phone calls a day and have for the last 6 to 7 weeks. I am not kidding, 3 or more a day 7 days a week. Just got one a little while ago and one at 10:32 am and then one at 1:39 pm and just got one at 4:18 pm today sunday the 10th of December. what is this? Never leave a message and I won't answer it. I have caller ID and I am and have been on the national do not cal list ever since it came out. what can we do? Thanks John
I called Bellsouth to complain about this number and the service admin told me that on Dec 8th, the FCC gave the go-ahead, allowing these nimrods to call cell phone numbers too! Call block does not work on electronic phone banks!
same thing getting calls from this no: for like ever!!!
keep getting calls for several weeks
nuisance caller. Rcvd three calls within past few days. leaves no message.
They call me at home everyday, including weekends, atleast once. I've been getting calls at work also that are nothing but silence & I'm starting to think, based on other messages here, that those calls might be them as well.
Called last night left a music message(song on the radio) at 7:15pm. The caller id said California. I wonder why I'm on the DO NOT CALL LIST!
Gett this one a lot, most recently today, also 11/29 & 11/30. Says unavailable, don't answer, never a message. On do not call list, not that it does any good....
Solicited to do a movie survey at 6:20 PM Seattle time.
I asked how long it would take & if there was any compensation. He said "very quick, 2, 3, 4 minutes it depends on you." and that there wasn't any reward for participating. I declined to assist thanked him and hung up.
Then HE CALLED ME BACK! Wanted to tell me that "money isn't everything." I said I knew that but that he was getting paid, his company was. I am the only one who wasn't and my time IS worth something to me. (I didn't really care about compensation that much really but he'd ticked me off.) I told him I couldn't believe he'd called me back and that if he did again I'd consider it harrassment. He said "No, harrasment is when somebody comes to your door."
I could probably spin that to be a threat but frankly why try to beat on this guy. If I made something of this it would only hurt someone who can't get or keep a decent job. The company would say "bad apple" and contine with their business.
Pain in the butt!
3rd call from this # this weekend.
I have call intercept and they never leave name, # or msg.
Sunday Dec 3 12:45 pm est
15461 ID said California
I got the call tonight. I was thinking, who's calling me from Utah? I did not answer, but when I called back they said there were doing surveys. Hopefully they won't call back.
out of area call--DSS research on behalf of our insurance carrier-- LONG survey if you pick up; I finally cut the caller off and asked to be added to the Do not call list-- I'd recommend that you do the same-- hopefully call will end.
I just let it ring w/o picking up as I didn't recognize the number that was calling.
Called at 4:02 pm est 15461
ID said California. Tried to call back said was disconnected
Someone called my house with this number also, but they didn't say anything... I don't know who it was and it came up Unavailable. I'm from 98368
This is getting rediculous, first one number then another.
they called my fax line, had the opportunity to leave a voicemail, but didn't.
caller ID for this number at 5:46pm EST (Boston area) just said CALIFORNIA.
My Answer machine picked up, music played for about 30 seconds before the caller hung up.
When I let my answering maching get this call the female on the other end just laughs and laughs....I've had three in the past two days.
I get calls every week from this number. I am registered on the do not call list and have been since the program's inception. Lot of good it does though.
Called twice in the last hour, last time at 4:00 pm. Called the number back, got automated message saying the line is disconnected.
Called eastern mass, 11-26, around noon.
Caller ID said California.
Seen this number in my caller ID list before.
Tried calling back and number can not be called.
recieved call sunday nov 26 1:10 pm did not answer no message left
I tried calling this number back, and all I got was Intercept. Cowards!
Called at 7:15pm on 11-21-06 and showed as "Unknown caller". Did not answer.
how did they get my number? since when do these people get cell phone numbers? this is really frustrating. some survey about.... i'm not sure. it was more of a request to go to their website for further information, but i can't remember what the site was. anyone know?
I've been getting calls from this number for weeks now. I've never listened long enough to hear what they're calling about. I'm also on the NDNC list. I doubt that this company is using the DNC list to suppress numbers, and is probably a fraud.
They keep calling at different times of the day and never leave a message.
Received yesterday around 2:30. This morning I called back and after 5 rings, a message came on stating that I had reached tech support and that they were busy at the moment, but please leave my number, etc.
Called on a Sunday morning with comments about Hoolywood & an Borat accent. I thought it was a joke.
Wow,that "do not call" list is working well... pause... not!
Many calls from this number.
Frustrating. No message and I'm on the National do not call List. We should all be questioning the effectivness of the NDNCL. It ain't working.
Called Portland Metro area around 6.01PST. Indian/Carribbean accent. some sort of survey, wnated to know my age!@#$&%
Calls once or twice daily. Use to leave a message telling me I won a Vegas trip now they don't even leave a message. SCAM!
Call 2 times in 1/2 hour one at 7:30PM another at 8:00PM
I am on a no call list
Had this number call me with a masked'hidden I.D. I traced the call to Provo, Ut.. and found it to be telemarketers..
///- SoldierByte =\\\
called around 4:00 said they were from california wanted to make a movie of my dick so i told the that i was gonna slice them and that slut up shut up bitch shut up then they hung up
They have been calling repeatedly. I am on the DNC list. It says MSC Software. They call all hours and on Sundays. I don't think anyone--even bill collectors should be allowed to call on a Sunday.
I'm so damned tired of this. Even if you pay to have your number changed, they still find you.
Calls 3 or more times a day for at least a month now...everyday...as toll free on caller ID. When dialed back an automated message from Blue Green Resorts. After listening to the message an option to leave phone # for further bs is given. After leaving a message to not call phone # again, they then added another toll free #....866-431-5121....that now calls daily as an addition to the original.
Can't these people??? be stopped??? This is harrassment no matter how you spell it!!!!
Considering how shady they push there resorts I wouldn't try them ever!!!
They called late and I think this is the second time I'm reporting them. Please fine these A-Holes!!!!!!!!!!!!
Besides reporting them to your state (did you know if you tell them to stop calling you and they do anyway, they have to pay YOU a fee!), go here and write a review: national.citysearch.com
Called at different times of the day. The number is always "unavailable". Never say anything. Called 12 times in the last 2 weeks. I'm on the national Do Not Call list.
Research company with a little too much info...knew about employer & ins carrier. Quite rude. Called daily. Returned call and asked to be removed from calling list. (Thanks employer for giving out personal info.)
No message left, persistant
and at varying hours every day for last five days. Told them to stop calling but they will not..."requires 2 months to finalize number removal..etc." Asked for their home phone to continue discussion as to my idea of "removal".
3+ times everyday for at least a month straight with no one at the other end and if called back...BLUE GREEN RESORTS AGAIN!!!!!!....so much for the "Do Not Call" registry :(
3+ times everyday for at least a month straight with no one at the other end and if called back...BLUE GREEN RESULTS AGAIN!!!!!!....so much for the "Do Not Call" registry :(
Called them today. The automated tape asked me to leave a msg with my phone # to be removed from their list. Pressed '1' after the tape, and left a voice msg. Hopefully this ends the menace; will confirm if I hear back from them again.
i've received more than 10 missed calls (at my work phone) from this number in last 2 months. they usually call late in the evening, and never leaves a message.
live in northwestern suberbs of illinois. recieved call 2x today about 3 hrs apart. awnsered it both times but no one was on the other line
Nobody was there, second time they called in one week.
you didn't leave a message so what did you want i won't waste a long distance call to see what you wanted so if you aren't related and i don't know you don't call back 11/09/06 was the date I AM ON THE DO NOT CALL LIST SO BUZZ OFF
several calls each day. it's becoming a pain in the ass. i refuse to respond to them.
I have received this call nearly every day for the past four weeks. I finally called back tonight, DSS Research is the culprit. They say you can leave your number and they won't call anymore, but when I followed the directions 'press 1' the original message just repeated. It's a loop which doesn't actually allow you to leave your number.
keep getting calls from this number; last today, I could not make the words they said, but I understood Methodist Hospital, then they hung up.
I have received two calls a day from this number for the past 3 days. I called back and it says that the person at this extension is busy.
Offered a Vegas vacation. I was told that I was being called because I had entered a drawing at the mall. Apparently I won the "second chance drawing".
I am in Boston. this number called several times without any message
They never say anything, just hang up. I called back and heard message for Blue Green Resorts of Las Vegas. I am on do not call list and will take advice of calling coporate headquarters. I left a message and yelled at them. But they are cowards and dont care. They are just useless pieces of crap that dont have real jobs. They need to get a life.
Just got a call from this number on my cell phone. When I answered it, they just hung up. I am on the National Do Not Call List, and have been for some time now.
I am having the same problems as everyone else and it has gotten beyond rediculous! Call the corp number 843-497-5641 and ask to speak to Amy Pressly ext. 363 or her supervisor Bridget Kelly. You need to ask to be removed from the call database. I got quite a run around but finally got through to have my name removed.
These people have called many times, the last time was five minutes ago, and they leave no messages. I have caller ID, so I just ignore them.
CID showed MSC SOFTWARE. I didn't pick up, no message was left. Call came in at 5:30 PM PDT.
First call above was at 6:54 p.m. .. just got a second one at 7:05 p.m. Foreign-sounding male said he was with some movie survey. Advised him I was on the do-not-call list and to immediately take me off their list. He said ok, sorry .. and hung up. We'll see....
Phone rang only 3 times .. quit. No message.
Called @ 7:15 PM MST Nov. 1, 2006, Denver metro area. Caller ID said "Out of Area". Did not bother to pick up.
got the call at 8:51am "no name" and several times yesterday. I am on the federal do not call list
Called in the late afternoon and said he is calling from Hollywood.It was very strange since someone of 707-578-2880 of Calif also keep calling but I never piked up and my telepone has records who called.
Dallas, TX 10/31/06
I received a call from 888-226-3713. No one on the other end. When you call back, a recording from Blue Green Resorts in Las Vegas is activated. The recording states they have a "free" travel package offering. All they ask is you give them two hours your time to attend one of their travel package seminars. At the end of the message you can leave a message if you are interested. My message was to have them remove my phone number from the list. I'll probably have to call the corporate number listed in Paul's entry.
Calls every couple of days, mostly late at night....getting tired of it!
Been getting calls every day from this number. They don't leave messages. Attempted to call back the number - got the "number has been disconnected or out of service" message.
I've had the same experience as others - 2-3 calls per day, no message or silence when they stay on long enough to record a message. I'm on the GA, and national no call list. I'm going to turn them in.
I received a call from this number on my cell phone at 11:27 am MST on Oct. 27, 2006.
Several calls from these bozos, but never when I'm home. No message left, just repeated calls. Gonna call 'em tomorrow, see if I can BS my way to an upper Exec and rip'em a new one.
WTF? Called twice at 10PM. Who are these people?
Their Corporate Headquarters number is 843-497-5641. A human answers - ask to speak to the Marketing department. Ask for your number to be removed from their database. Make sure you ask for that specifically or they will just add your name to the do not call registry and you will still receive calls. The problem is they do not update their list often with the do not call registry.
Also, the Do Not Call list doesn't keep political campaigns and pollsters from calling. Same with phone companies.
Missouri 636 area code. I have already been surveyed by these people and they called again? Ummm....
DO NOT APPRECIATE ANY CALLS AFTER EIGHT PM.
GET RID OF THESE PESTS.
Called western Massachusetts area,
Indian speaking person, unable to hear very well,
said he was from harbour international??
This company calls every two days @ 8:24pm. would like to see them fined for this violation. Our phone # is on the DO NOT CALL LIST.
Called on 10/22 on Sunday at 5:44pm. Man with an accent from India said he was doing a survey on movies. Why does someone in India want to know what movies I watch? They called me last month and wish they would STOP calling!!!
I've recieved calls from this number several times. It is a Cricket Communications cell # registered in Salt Lake City, Utah
No message left, but called on Sunday afternoon. Could hear background noise for a short while.
They just called at 9:00 pm on a home business line that I don't answer after 7:30.
Called at 8:43 pm. I didn't pick up (I screen my calls) and no message left (yet).
Called my home phone at 7:19 pm Tucson time, Oct 17.
Caller ID recorded it as from
MSC Software. I just missed getting to it before my outgoing message, and they hung up. I did here what appeared to me to be call center background noise.
They call my direct line at work every day, 4-5 times per day. When I answer, they hang up! They have never said a word. Someone HAS to stop them!
I have an answering machine to screen my calls. They hung up when the machine picked up. When I called back it said Western Watts Research. I am the Do Not Call list.
I have gotten this call 3x. Twice in one night. Picked up twice and no one answered. I am on a no call list.
I'm in Mo. 573 area, I too have gotten a call from this #, if I remember correctly it was a survey about what issues I believed in and basically if I was democrat or republican. Said my peace, and never heard back. And I am also on the no call list.
They have called a few times, each time wanting to do a survey of movies I watch. Voice had Indian accent.
Didn't understand what I'm not interested means. Couldn't understand the name of the company.
No message, just hang up when I answer. Calls me at least twice a day for the past 3 months.
they just called 2 mins ago... asking for a Joseph... I am on the federal do not call register
I get these types of calls multiple times throughout the day. In the last two days, I have recieved 11 calls from 4 different numbers. All of them have led me to this site.
when you answer the phone it's a recording that says, "This call is for business owners." and blah blah blah. once I hear that I just hang up....I've been getting a lot of calls like this lately. Pre recorded messages from mortgage companies. What bothers me most is that I've put my number on the national do not call list but I am still getting telemarketing calls. DAMMIT!!!
2nd call this week.
They used to call me all the time, then I registered on the National Do Not Call list. But today they called me again and hung up right away. Jerks!
Been receiving this call on cell phone. They have called repeatedly for days, no message. Received four calls from them today alone. Called the number back today (10/09/06) and they have a recording that identified themselves as a research group. You can "opt out" of not receiving calls anymore by leaving your number on the recording. Will see if this works.
I am on the national do not call list. They did not leave a message.
These same people are calling on 8016234628.
I called this number back only to get a a pre-recorded message saying it was "Western Watts Center, an Independent Survey Research Organization". It's for politicians. Jerks.
Called Boston area at 12:00 noon, I.D. showed California that means it's 9:00 A.M. out there. I guess they like making telemarketing calls at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday mornings.
So much for being on the 'do not call' list. Called tonight 6 p.m. Just said California..I didn't answer and no message left. They'll be calling incessantly now.
These people have been calling my 12 year old daughter's phone. They've way crossed the line.
Not sure yet.
keeps calling but no message
I am in 15215. 2 calls 2006-09-20, 1 call 2006-09-21. ID is Out of Area.
It's a survey group. If you call it back they reportedly let you have your number removed from their list.
Called tonight at 9:00pm. Woke up my husband who is very ill. Said they were calling from Hollywood, I could barely understand what they were trying to say. Voice sounded to be from India.
They wanted to know what movies I watch. Told them to leave me alone and hung-up.
keep getting this from Out of Area, no messages, called twice today, Sept 19
This number keeps calling on a daily basis, and does not leave messages. Probably a tele-marketer.
These punks keep calling me even though I have told them to STOP. I filed several complaints with the FCC as I have been on the do not call list since day one. Now I'm going to dig up their corporate address from bluegreenonline.com and send them a legal notice. I'm going to print my caller ID list (again) off of my fax and see what it says; I'll put that in the field below. Oh, caller ID list has them calling here THREE times on one sheet
They have called almost everyday for the last 2 weeks. They don't leave a message. I am on the do not call list.
No message, hung up when I answered, called back and it was Blue Green Resorts in Las Vegas. I reported it as a violation to the National Do No Call list.
This is a sales outfit trying to get you to come to one of their resorts in the Las Vegas area.
I have caller ID and get only the name Altoona, PA, when they call. I do not know who they are but they should cease and desist. I am on the National Do Not Call list. I get calls (2-3)daily from these creeps.
These people are annoying me, I don't know how they got my number, I am on the don't call list. I receive 1 call a day except weekends.
this is a telemarketing co. they are using this number now,they were calling us with the number 814-231-6400 same company..the first number i filed a complaint with the do not call and did so with this number also put a trace on both numbers..they are getting out of control
These people drive me up the freaking wall, they call 5-6 times a day and use an autodialer. They've also left me 10 minutes of silence or a dialtone on my voice mail. For what EVER reason, Qwest won't let me put them on call block. Argh!
Don't know who they are beyond the fact that they are a telemarketing company based in Altoona, PA. Go to: goliath.ecnext.com for company profile.
A repeat offender. Calls on a daily basis for a couple of weeks, then quits, then starts up again.