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



Prize Claim |

prizeclaim calls from 3 phone numbers:

708-539-2373 773-493-8245 800-714-4760


(708) 539-2373

August 7th, 2007 Mike NY

This number has called several times over the last several month on both my home line and home office. Every time I answer there is no one there.

Anyone a lawyer... can we put together a class action suit for harassment?

June 5th, 2007 Beau MA

We are calling you on an important business matter this is not a solicitation Please call back at 877-256-4936.

February 27th, 2007 steve

When i answered the call, he said "i'm sorry i must have the wrong number"

February 22nd, 2007 J Dub IL

Called and said, "I'm sorry, must haev the wrong number."

February 20th, 2007 Mark IL

Told me I won a prize and then tried to get me to signup to a time share resort package. Explained that I had not sign up for a give away and was told perhaps a good freind who cared about me did. what a scam. They keep calling

February 15th, 2007 Alberto 07 Argentina


January 23rd, 2007 Ann

There was no answer.

January 11th, 2007 Robin VA

This is the second day in a row I've gotten this name and number on my caller ID. They didn't leave a message. Yesterday I filled out the form to report as a violation, because I AM on the national do not call list. How many times do I have to report them, or can I report them to someone else?

January 8th, 2007 Chris

They called and talked to my wife. Told her we won something, but wouldn't say what is was. Told us she was with Harbor Resort Management and to go to this address 5265 Commerce Dr. Ste. E Crown Point, IN 46307. Sometime this week to listen to a presentation, and claim our prize. To me this sounds too fishy. And she gave the same number 1-877-256-7879 as a call back number with a confirmation number which we won't use in case in opens up our phone to possible use by others.

January 5th, 2007 W. DUNNE FL

TRACES BACK TO 604-587-6200

December 26th, 2006 NewportRI RI

They called.... I answered "Hello" and immediately, like in a split second he answered "I'm sorry must have the wrong number"

December 20th, 2006 Bob D

I have received three calls in the last couple of weeks. Everytime he says I'm sorry I must have the wrong number.

December 19th, 2006 Alex CT

Got a few calls from this number on my cell over the last few months (most recent was 12/15). Figued it wasn't legit.

December 18th, 2006 w CT

this number calls me once a week (approx.) and always says 'sorry wrong number.'

i plugged the number into google. wowwwww. who does this? they need to stop, it's obnoxious.

December 16th, 2006 Amber MA

I get 2-3 calls a week from this number when I answer it only says sorry wrong number....

December 14th, 2006 Dee MN

Got the call, Sorry, wrong number.

December 14th, 2006 Le TX

Yea, I got a call too but not from Paul but from an Amy Parker with an ext. 283. I wish I'd ask her what is she doing wasting her time doing this kind of thing.

December 6th, 2006 justin

they are a scam

December 4th, 2006 Bill GA

Recieved a call - claimed wrong number after a long delay. Just got the call and didn't know who it was but answered it "Hello?" "Hello?" "he replies with "I'm sorry I must have the wrong number"

December 2nd, 2006 Donna TX

They call and call. They don't leave a message. When I anser I get dead air. It's making me feel like disconnecting my phone.

December 2nd, 2006 Jim W.

Caller left a voice message stating I won a car on a contest, that I know I did not enter. 12/01/2006 5:52 PM

December 1st, 2006 Sylvia AZ

Just got a call, it was a recording saying we won an automobile top prize. Our number is not listed, we use internet phone, we also don't use our number for any services other than our utilites & medical stuff, we use our cells for most other calls. Almost fell for it, good thing I like google, looked up the name on the display, lol. call back number he gave is 877-256-7890

December 1st, 2006 Andrew

Numerous calls to my biz line...No message (as I do not answer it when I see this scumbag).

November 17th, 2006 michael

again got a recorded call from a male voice saying "sorry, I got a wrong number" I called it back and got a recorded female voice saying "number has been disconnected"

November 16th, 2006 sss

same wrong number recording, call on 11/16/06, thanks to this site for cluing me in on this number

November 13th, 2006 t

I do not like calls like this, they left a 2 minute message like it was urgent with no name just "it is very important that you call us back immediately"... isn't there a way to stop this non-sense?

November 10th, 2006 res88qe1

public dot information at oag dot state dot tx dot us

these guys respond daily.

November 10th, 2006 res88qe1

I am doing this and they respond.


donotcall at fcc dot gov fccinfo at fcc dot gov
ag also.

Sonnenschein MA

November 8th, 2006 michael TX

yet again, another call from this number, same "out of service" message when I call back, I agree with another post that its a fake.

November 5th, 2006 Mark TX

I called back. A recorded message says this number is not in service. I rechecked the number and called again. The message definitely says the number is out of service. They are using a female voice and a telephone company tone to make it sound legitimate but they just don't want anyone to call them.

October 30th, 2006 Steve N TX

Not the first time this number has called, but did not answer. Tried calling back, but got a phony recorded "The number you have dialed is no longer in service."

October 26th, 2006 Johnny TX

He said - Must have the wrong number nad hung up.

October 26th, 2006 Michael TX

first time I got a call, male voice, said "sorry, I must have a wrong number", when I called it back got that "tone" and 'the number you have called is not in service'

October 24th, 2006 Patty C MA

I got calls from this # and do not know who it is.

October 24th, 2006 John P. CA

This company needs to be shut down.

October 20th, 2006 Roni

I have been getting this call at least 15 times a day at my business. I've called the number "Paul" gives twice, to ask to be placed on the do not call list. They keep calling me, so I'll keep calling them until they stop. Here's the number to call: 1-877-256-7894. Sounding angry doesn't really get you anywhere, but I swear I'm going to yell next time they call!

October 18th, 2006 Mark TN

I got a call from this number it went to voicemail, when I retrieved the message they told me I had won a new car I had registered for and to call them to claim my prize.

October 16th, 2006 Renee PA

I got the same message about winning a car like everyone else, except that the 1-877 number was cut off by our very smart answering machine! I tried calling the 708 # but it says it's out of service. I then googled the number and found this page, which is great! I am also on the Do Not Call list. I think they just fish around and try every number they can, like a toddler dialing the telephone and seeing if someone answers. I do enter contests, but it's usually through local charities. They don't say where they are from except a "prize center." I thought it was a scam by the way the message sounded and how fast he spoke too. If you really won something, they would call you and say, "Hello Mrs. Smith, you have won a car through the Habitat for Humanity raffle, which was drawn on October 16th." They would identify themselves, and they would surely know your name AND you would most likely have a ticket stub. Sure, we all want things for free - but we probably have more of a chance of being struck by lightening!!!

October 13th, 2006 MB

Got the same respnse as Derek when I answered and so I checked to see this number is part of some scam.

October 10th, 2006 Barbara

Just got a call on my cell from this number, a voice mail was left. He identified himself as Paul for Pride? and stated we had just won 1 of 4 top prizes in a contest we entered. Problem is we never entered any contests. Wanted me to call back, he never used my name so I suspect he does not know it. I'm sure this is a scam!!!

October 10th, 2006 Jonathan TX

didnt answer the call cuz i didnt recognize it. googled the number to find out its a huge scam, perverted, telemarket, information stealing kind of thing. they left me a message about winning a car. SCAM!!!

October 10th, 2006 Jennifer TX

I received a voice mail on my
cell phone from 708-593-2373 saying I won a prize and to call back soon.

October 4th, 2006 Dorene

This number keeps showing up on my caller id. and it is like right after I leave the house with my kids. I just deleted the first on off my phone and another one shows up. Please someone do something about this so called number.

September 28th, 2006 DWinrow

I got an "I have the wrong number" on 25 Sept at 3:10 pm

September 28th, 2006 Mark MA

Prize winning message left on my answering machine.

September 27th, 2006 BP FL

CALLED ME TO 708 539 2373

September 26th, 2006 Flavia

I received a call from 7085392373 this morning
It was 6am in California so I did not pick up the phone. When I called back later thinking this was a business calling I got a voice saying "this number is not in service" -- I hope they do not call again

September 22nd, 2006 Karen TX

Received a pre-recorded message on my cell (which is unlisted) Sep 21, 2006 (unknown time). Nothing showed up on caller ID; the message was broken up; but my voice mail recorded the number 708-539-2373. The message said that I won one of four prizes. I don't enter contests, so I know I didn't win a prize. I resent having to pay my cell phone company to hear a voice mail message from a scam artist.

September 22nd, 2006 Rako

I get one who says I'm sorry I must have the wrong number and then hangs up. It doesn't say 7085392373 or anything at all for that matter besides UNKNOWN, but it has the same message other people are getting.

I have just learned that if you press *69 it will give you the number of the person who called.


September 21st, 2006 Odigg DE

What in the heck is up!
he called twice and hungup after saying wrong number, the 2nd time they just listened until I hung up.

September 20th, 2006 Wes TX

I answered a phone call from 708-539-2373 and he isntantly claimed to have the wrong number and then hung up. I did a reverse lookup on google and found this site.

September 14th, 2006 Chris

They called me as well. Luckily I checked Google and found this information.

September 14th, 2006 Ivette

A man named Paul left a message on my answering machine as follows:
Hi my name is Paul from the Prize Center Auto, you enter our sweepstakes and you are the lucky winner of one of our 4 top prizes. Please call us back at 1-877-256-7894. I called the number and there is a recording to hold on to next available agent. Then you hear music and finally the call is automatically disconnected. This is a real SCAM and I am on the federal Do Not Call List.

September 14th, 2006 Jamie

"I'm Sorry I must have the wrong number."

September 13th, 2006 Cutlet NY

received a call from them...called back and got "this number is not in service"

September 13th, 2006 Holly NY

This has happened at least three times in the past month. I have 6 people living in my house, so when I saw it on the caller ID, I figured it was one of my mom's friends calling from out of state. Then I get the message..."Sorry, Wrong Number" & they hang up.

September 12th, 2006 NY

Called and said "I'm sorry, I must have the wrong number". Same crap as everyone else.

September 12th, 2006 LARRIE

Same as everyone else, constat calls with "sorry wrong number" Who are these people and why do they keep calling?

September 12th, 2006 Charles NH

Call our house twice and when calling back "sorry wrong number".

September 11th, 2006 S

708-539-2373 called me on my cell at 9/11/06 at 6:47 pm I get one of four top prizes if I call 877-256-7894; This may be the same as the Spanish call I get on my cell as well

September 9th, 2006 Cindy

Hi, this is Paul from the Prize Claim Center. We have great news for you regarding the contest entry form you submitted to win a brand new automobile. We pulled your ticket. You guys have actually won one of our top four major prizes, and it would be in your best interest to call back as soon as possible. We can be reached toll free at 877-256-7894. Do not hesitate to give us a call back folks, we have great news for you."

September 7th, 2006 Jackie TX

I got a call from this number on my cell phone. I called the number they left on the message to tell them to never call me again. The first girl hung up on me when I told her I would not hold. The second guy hung up on me when I asked for a supervisor. The third guy gave me the supervisor but then the supervisor hung up on me when I asked what the company was. I am also on the Do Not Call list.

September 6th, 2006 Kim

I received a call from this number at my home a few weeks ago. I just got a call on my WORK phone yesterday. How this guy got my work number is beyond me...

September 5th, 2006 Gillian MA

They have called my cell phone, with an obnoxious automated message about winning a prize, asking to be called back. It's very obviously a scam, and it's against the law to solicit to cell phones. I hope someone can track these people down.

September 1st, 2006 Ray

Some guy named Paul called and said the contest you entered in won and you will win a free vehicle and you have won 1 of the 4 major prizes. I haven't entered any contest so don't call me.

August 31st, 2006 ren UT

called from 708-539-2373 and left a message that said i had won one of the top four prizes in a car drawing that i didn't enter then told me to call 877-256-7894 to claim it. Total SCAM

August 29th, 2006 bc MA

Just got the call and didn't know who it was but answered it "Hello?" "he replies with "I'm sorry I must have the wrong number". Just thought I'd plug the number in on GOOGLE to see what it was. Now I know!!!!!

August 19th, 2006 Marty NY

"I'm sorry, I must have the wrong number"
-Lebanon, Maine

August 17th, 2006 EB NJ

This is the second or third time this creep called me. Same story... "sorry wrong number" and then the hang-up. I just listed my number on the Do Not Call list.

August 17th, 2006 Jess MA

I first received a call from these clowns about a month ago. That's when I googled them and found www.ripoffreport.com. They have an automated dialer to validate numbers that automatically answers "Sorry, wrong number." when it detects that you've answered the phone. That's how they find valid phone numbers for the prize call.

So I wasn't too surprised when I just got another call today from "Paul from the prize center".

At least this is a reminder to add my new number to the Do Not Call list.

August 16th, 2006 Leigh

I got the same message as everyone else in my home. I never answer these things and figured it was a scam but was curious and the woman told me that we won a prize from entering a contest to win a car--she said that we entered in one of three areas--Catskills, NY, Some town in New Hampshire or Norwalk, CT. Sometimes I do fill out those little forms that you can drop in a box to win something so I said unlikely but outside chance. I asked myu husband if he had entered anything and he said no. She asked for our last name, which I gave her, and "looked us up" and confirmed, Yes, you did in fact win. Then she said "I just need your first name to confirm" I said "Well why don't you tell me what name you have there, if you have a name". She said "Well, I can only give you the first initial and it is a man's name. My husband's name starts with a T and she gave the initial R---so I said, Nope that is not someone here. She quickly said ok, thank you, and hung up.

I should know much better in this day and age to ever answer a ridiculous call such as this. We are even on the do not call national registry too, but some of these just sneak in somehow---and yes, human nature and curiosity sometimes gets the best of us. I know that some people have actually gone to their locations to receive a prize (read that on other web sites) and would LOVE to know, just for the ehck of it, what happened when people showed up......

August 14th, 2006 Kat

They continue to call and hang-up. They have never said anything.

August 9th, 2006 Shawn MA

Called. Said wrong number and hung up.

August 9th, 2006 David MA

this is what I got:
"Hi, this is Paul from the Prize Claim Center. We have great news for you regarding the contest entry form you submitted to win a brand new automobile. We pulled your ticket. You guys have actually won one of our top four major prizes, and it would be in your best interest to call back as soon as possible. We can be reached toll free at 877-256-7894. Do not hesitate to give us a call back folks, we have great news for you."
I answered, was asked if I was at least 21 replied no and he promtly hung up.
Also I didn't know the FTC could sell my number, if we put are numbers on the registry whats point of it if their just going to sell it right back to them.
That doesn't seem right.

August 8th, 2006 Kevin

Wrong Number

August 8th, 2006 Derek MA

Just got the call and didn't know who it was but answered it "Hello?" "Hello?" "he replies with "I'm sorry I must have the wrong number"

August 7th, 2006 Jack OH

You would think they would at least no not to call military bases. I can't even get hold of them to tell them to stop.

August 2nd, 2006 kathy NY

Have seen this # on my call id before, but this is the first time I answered...the other person said "wrong number" and hung up.

July 28th, 2006 Chris MA

Third time on my cell in the last couple of months. Twice I answered and got the "sorry, wrong number" response.

July 27th, 2006 richard TX

Same as all the others,called to tell me I won a prize,I immediately hung up.

July 26th, 2006 Gina DeAngelis MA

I am getting calls from this number (708-539-2373) please can you make them stop?

July 25th, 2006 June MA

Same as the ones mentioned, free car, etc...drives me crazy!

July 23rd, 2006 Denise Hansen TX

Sonnenschein MA

6/27/06 at 9:31am

July 22nd, 2006 Lina MA

Called on 7/22 @ 10:29 am EST... I missed the call, so I called back and it said the number isn't in service...

July 21st, 2006 dan MN

they call odd hours say wrong number and hang up. they sound american. have no idea how they got my name because the nomber is listed to a company.

July 20th, 2006 Betsy Ayala OK

>:( This number calls me over and over every day and when I pick up it's a machine that says "sorrry wrong number" can someone please tell me what the freaking point of that is?

July 20th, 2006 cee MA

they keep calling I believe from a few different numbers. It talks in spanish sometimes asking me from what I can understand to press the number two. This is a prepay cell phone they are calling me on and it charges me everytime I pickup the phone!

July 20th, 2006 Isaac 01 Chile

i just got one phone call, checked on my VoIP account, what's all this?

July 19th, 2006 Kate

I have recieved 15 calls in the past month. They are a SCAM! I called them back to get some information on them but they just wanted to know information about me. Plus I am on the federal do no call list and it's a cell phone they continue to call.

July 19th, 2006 M. MA

They called me on my WORK phone.

July 18th, 2006 Lynn CA

I have received several calls from this number. The first two times they left the same message as fred garvin recorded. The other times (3) no message was left.

July 16th, 2006 Dana CT

No message, just wanted to report that they called.

July 14th, 2006 Hannah

I received several calls from 708-539-2373 every 3 or 4 weeks. He always says "Wrong Number"

July 13th, 2006 janet AR

Have received a phone call from this number

July 12th, 2006 Corrin CT

Same message as the entry from Jamon, "Hi this is Paul from the Prize Center..." Except that they had already left a Voice mail on my service about 8 hours earlier. If you plug in 708 539-2373 or their call back number 877 256-7894 to Google, you'll find many reports about Paul. My favorites are those written to www.ripoffreport.com (Paul does get around).

July 7th, 2006 mr

Mutiple calls from this number with different responses. Some no one said anything. Others did the top 4 contest gig. I also received a few "I have the wrong number." What is this crap!?

June 29th, 2006 James MN

Got the same message as the others, called back, guy tried to get me and my wife to pick up our prize at a certain location. Didn't go, didn't give any info.

June 27th, 2006 MS

Some TeleMarketing guy; I didnt lift the call; But he left some advertising message in voice mail.

June 26th, 2006 sc CT

Claimed I won prize in contest that I did not enter.

June 22nd, 2006 Julie TX

A lengthy message saying we definitely won one of the top prizes as a result of a contest we entered - we never enter any contests! Such a lie!

June 12th, 2006 QAZ NJ

I received call from 708-539-2373. Did not leave message

June 7th, 2006 Jeff

Repeated calls from this number today. When answered, a recording says "I'm sorry. I must have the wrong number"

May 25th, 2006 hgrout CO

These folks have called us three times over the past 24 hrs and when we answer, no one is there. We are on the "NO CALL" list.

May 19th, 2006 fred garvin

Hi, this is Paul from the Prize Claim Center. We have great news for you regarding the contest entry form you submitted to win a brand new automobile. We pulled your ticket. You guys have actually won one of our top four major prizes, and it would be in your best interest to call back as soon as possible. We can be reached toll free at 877-256-7894. Do not hesitate to give us a call back folks, we have great news for you."

May 13th, 2006 Vic NM

No answer when they called me.

May 9th, 2006 bob

it's a skip tracing service/collection agency everyone! you've won a car etc. is the oldest trick in the book in getting you to give up personal information.

May 3rd, 2006 Mike MN

Don't hesitate in calling us we have great news for you.

October 24th, 2005 Jamon MA

"Sonnenschein Financial Services, Inc. was established in 2002 and specializes in the Consumer Credit industry. Our focus is on the individual needs of the client