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

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rentacenter

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rentacenter calls from 24 phone numbers:

210-922-4577 239-573-6618 239-936-4189 321-728-4234 330-785-9530 352-372-5555 516-223-8535 517-321-5620 517-321-5732 520-797-6780 520-797-7003 520-797-7016 520-836-4672 570-476-2980 580-234-7404 610-364-3853 610-432-4462 610-791-2200 660-627-4070 770-720-2300 800-877-7758 866-849-3243 940-665-1553 972-624-6001

200 Comments

(866) 849-3243

December 18th, 2013 mc262 GA

Caller says she is recruiting fro Freah Market in Delray Bch, FL. I live in Atlanta and have no idea how my work number got on this list.

June 6th, 2013 Larry WA

Missed call. Like a dummy I returned it. Machine answered and said; "thank you for calling the Voice Messaging Center. Also gave two options, which I did not use>"

March 26th, 2013 Ridiculous TX

Collections from Ashford University. Stop calling. They don't have the right number.

February 8th, 2013 nick CT

was used by my power company to warn about storm preparation.

February 6th, 2013 macjac IA

Cal Water Company. Reminding me to pay bill....

January 24th, 2013 Freda NJ

Im sick and tired of the calls from this number. It doesn't matter what time of day it is that they call. Right now it's 8:05 PM in New Jersey and guess what? Another call. I'm on the NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST

December 21st, 2012 Omer France

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November 2nd, 2012 Carole NJ

From the way these responses read, this phone number must provide a service to anyone who needs robo-calling to distribute messages to their area.

My caller left a message from a candidate running for township council.

October 31st, 2012 Chris MA

10/31/2012 6:19pm EDT -- WMECO (Western Massachusetts Electric Company) calling to confirm that power had been restored after Hurricane Sandy.

October 28th, 2012 chebironda NH

I received the call from the same number. The call was silent, I just waited and it went off.

September 28th, 2012 Robert TX

Got the same call from Lifetime Fitness at the Rim in San Antonio, in regards to being closed during the first week of October. Automated notification.

September 28th, 2012 Raul TX

Got a call from Lifetime Fitness, notifying me that they will be closed for renovations next week.

September 17th, 2012 Cathy TX

I just got an automated call from this number. They left a voicemail. It was from my childs' school reminding me there's a big social studies test on Friday and that she needs to make flash cards.

Weird how this number is for so many different things!

March 28th, 2012 April MO

I also received a message regarding medical transcription and I do not recall applying for a job relating to this. She also said basically the same thing RZ said in the comments below. I am not sure what they said the company name was, it is hard to understand. I tried to call it back and I just get a voice mail . I believe it is spam.

February 22nd, 2012 RZ WI

Woman left a message regarding a medical transcription (MT Mobile) job I had applied for (did not apply for a job) and a link they had sent to my email address (I don't know what she was talking about) to complete the testing for the next step in the hiring process. I have never heard of these people and cannot find anything about this company online. I have not applied for a job, so I don't know why they would be contacting me by phone or by email.

December 22nd, 2011 NorCal CA

Survey for California Water Service Group

November 7th, 2011 James

Repeated call; no voice message left; caller ID not shown.

November 7th, 2011 sue MS

several calls over past weeks but no message- stopped answering. figure its another scammer.

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September 21st, 2011 john TX

keep calling and hanging up.

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September 14th, 2011 96707 CA

Triwest reminding me to get a flu shot. They really should pick from a different list of numbers.

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September 1st, 2011 Kelsi TX

I am in north Texas. They repeatedly call my home and never leave a message. I've never rented anything from anyone. I'm canceling my land line. It's nothing but a headache. If I want to buy anything, I am more than capable of initiating contact with a reputable business who won't call my home at 8:50 p.m. Everyone else: LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sick of you!!!!!!!!

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August 27th, 2011 RCCL CT

robo call about CL/p services available during upcoming hurricane "Irene" here in NewEngland.

August 19th, 2011 Andy BC Canada

This caller (a deep-voiced man with a slight drawl) left the following message on my machine: "I'm sorry. I have the wrong number."

Seems innocuous enough, however there are hundreds (possibly thousands) of complaints about this number on numerous spam-reporting sites (including here on whocalled.us). I guess I'm just glad that he wasn't trying to lower my credit card rates or tell me that I won a free cruise. :-)

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August 3rd, 2011 Deanna CA

Rec'd a call from them at 8:45 pm. I don't know who it is other than Rent A Center. I actually have installed the telezapper so I will see if I get another call from them from that same number of if they use a different line to call me.

July 28th, 2011 Kat

Called for housemate but wouldn't leave a message. We don't live anywhere near Texas and don't have a rental unit anywhere. I think it's probably a scam.

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June 22nd, 2011 Lynda PA

Capella University as of June 22, 2011 was using this number to remind enrolled students to fill out their financial aid paper. Was a recording. My guess many companies with recordings use this number as in the past 6 months Ive seen American Red Cross and Electric Company's all with recordings use this number.

June 10th, 2011 Linda McMahon CT

CL&P asking that I reduce my electrical use so that my neighbors can have uninterrupted service. It'll be a warm day in my house when I turn my AC off!

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June 3rd, 2011 nogard0 VA

no message but i bet it is not rent a center but a scammer in frisco tx.

April 13th, 2011 Bill VA

KIDS WISH NETWORK

April 11th, 2011 Dennis IA

Didn't answer, don't know who it is. My son lives in Texas, but it wasn't him. Just another scam, no doubt.

April 7th, 2011 Ann G VT

No idea who this is. Don't know anyone in Texas. Wonder if it's related to the data theft with Epsilon and the increase in telemarketers calling us now that they have our number.

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February 21st, 2011 Gordon

No message left.

February 1st, 2011 Kay Robbins SC

American Red Cross automated message for critically low blood supply

February 1st, 2011 mindi SC

A message from the Red Cross alerting me that because of the weather I need to give blood.

December 13th, 2010 Sammy Noodleman IL

5:43 AM - Caller Id says Toll Free Call. I answered the phone and no reply.

December 1st, 2010 Grace PA

I just received a call from this number on my cell phone. This isn't the first time from what my log shows. They either don't answer when you pick up or they leave dead air on the message. Very annoying especially when you are at work and see it come accross on your cell while on another call or in a meeting.

November 19th, 2010 Lynne CA

home phone received a call from this number on Nov 18 at 11:51 am (Central CA)but no message. Not the first time - often with no one there. We are currently on the DO NOT CALL LIST, but it doesn't stop 15-20 people feeling very free to call us early in the morning or at dinner time and hanging up on us after 2-3 rings! How DOES one get them to stop?

November 8th, 2010 Dan LA

My computer zapped the call.

November 3rd, 2010 Chris MD

I concur with the previous that this is a robocall center. I'm writing this just as the polls are closing on election day. This call was from Congresswoman Donna Edwards, informing me that somebody was sending a false robocall message stating that Democratic Party objectives had been met and there was no need to vote. She was informing us that the objectives had NOT been met, and encouraged us to vote. She was telling the truth about the robocall with the false message -- we had received the false message moments before.

October 27th, 2010 Please Stop CT

Stopped by home at lunch (Northern California) and noticed my message light blinking very fast. This one called today at 12:26pm PST but no message, probably because the recorder is FULL because I've been getting so many politcal calls. I've given up answering my phone when I'm there when it's an unidentified, toll free or unknown number, but I always check the number just to see if it's something I need to check out. I called the number back several times but it was busy every time I tried. I suppose that could mean its simply a ROBOCALL Center.

I thought I'd Google the number and I am amazed to see the variety of people that call from this number. I do have a Macy's account but it's current and has a low balance. I have neve owned a Dell and probably never will. I have also seen that it belongs to a Takhar Group (collection company) and Comcast. Is it unusual to have so many people/companies associate with ONE phone number?

I'll just be glad when election day is over and all of these recorded calls stop and I can answer my phone again without someone telling how to vote/think. I've voted every year since I was 19. I wish the politicians would worry more about getting this country back on its feet and less about "educating" me on their "opponent".

October 27th, 2010 cw CA

How does one get them to stop

October 27th, 2010 Anonymous CA

Call was from Peter Foy-vote yes on Prop. 23 (California)

October 27th, 2010 Mike IA

No one spoke when I answered.

October 25th, 2010 Douglas Espy LA

I'm on the national do not call list, It seems if David Vitter is running for Congress then he should honor the idea of law or atleast have the empathy to know that some people actually work doing dangerous jobs. These robocalls are threatening my saftey! Your's too if you're on the road! -Douglas V. Espy- Opelousas, LA.

October 19th, 2010 mikey WA

some dirty sewer rat politician

September 18th, 2010 april

floridas blood bank

August 26th, 2010 laurel FL

Supposedly a collection agency; called for someone who has never lived here

August 11th, 2010 carmen Switzerland

received call on 11 of august 2010 here in switzerland. they say,that a have a bill open and I have to pay now. they give a web-adress. www.meine-schulen.ch but it don't exist.

July 29th, 2010 granny AZ

received call july 29,2010 toll free call person they were calling for democratic party. I hung up

July 29th, 2010 Ju LA

American Red Cross

July 28th, 2010 JJM NC

This number was a message from the American Red Cross Blood Drive

July 28th, 2010 Jim TX

This is DELL COMPUTER calling with an automated message about tracking info for a warranty exchange I have pending with them. This is NOT a bill collector.

July 12th, 2010 cnw OR

No one there... I hung out on the line for about 45 seconds before an automated message begain. It was a Dell Warranty Returns Team 'courtesy call' reminder for me to return parts (even though there was not enough time for them to get back when I returned the faulty parts the same day I rec'd replacement). This isn't normal for Dell in my experience (we do about $1M/annual business with them), I think they've hired some third party for this fiasco.

July 1st, 2010 David AL

2 calls tonight, 4 in the last month. No on there.

March 29th, 2010 gr VA

Calling for my sister who lived with me for a while, as a freeloader. suck.

March 25th, 2010 Mellybelle NOLA

Got a call from 866-849-3243. When I answered, it was an automated message from the office of Congressman Joseph Cao inviting me to attend his job fair at the-- *CLICK*

March 24th, 2010 D.Walter Lewis

Information on Humana Health Ins.

March 10th, 2010 Stephanie MA

recorded message from local community college for an event night.

March 10th, 2010 anonymous... MI

This phone belongs to a 9 year old kid - it is on the do not call list. I want to turn them in - but can't find out who it is. Does anyone know?

March 10th, 2010 Kathy MI

The phone they called is on the "do not call" list. DO NOT CALL!

February 19th, 2010 timmmahhhh

Automated call service apparently hired by our local school district - the call told us to check our email for a notice. On this day it was that someone had scrawled graffitti on a boys room bathroom that someone would blow up the school. Nothing happened, just the school wanting to be sure we knew what was occurring.

January 29th, 2010 LH

Political robocall. I would like to know how one can opt-out of these...I get about 5 a day and they are annoying.

January 25th, 2010 Manhattan NY

Companies use this outgoing number to contact everyone on a large list. It could be anyone at any time who has paid to use the service. In my case today it was the New York Jets who called as a message to season ticket holders from the coach.

January 15th, 2010 Barbara

Left a very threatening message...."This is the Takhar Group....MUST call back immediately at 877-849-3243 or go to website www.takhargroup.com.

Debt Collectors! (among other things)

January 1st, 2010 K TX

866-849-3243
Dell Depot in Texas. Left message about receiving my computer for repairs.

December 15th, 2009 boards TN

it is american red cross asking for donation

November 10th, 2009 rich FL

Definitely harassment, probably issuing from same company, Gotten worse since I told one of the creeps where to go

October 27th, 2009 Joe C TX

Received a single call from this number. The voicemail was a message from LifeTime Fitness, and it was for an emergency announcement for one of their facilities. I agree with whomever it was that stated this was some sort of company that handles bulk calls for various clients.
Since LifeTime is a company I do business with, there was no violation of DNC, and it was an informational, non-telemarketing call, so there was no violation of the robocall ban.

October 27th, 2009 59 CA

Got a call to my business with a recording talking about the ASI Show, a trade show for the printed apparel and sign industry as well as basically any other kind specialty advertising involving a print of some kind.I find it interesting that this number is accosiated with so many different companies, i guess it's a telemarketing company that places bulk calls for clients from a phone list. My business is part of that specialty advertising industry and i have attended those trade shows so makes sense that i would get a call.

October 22nd, 2009 Dan C

Calls 7-10 times per day, is a collection agency for Sprint, who I used to have a wireless laptop card with. The card DOES NOT WORK IN BUILDINGS. Sprint continues to maintain that "it works in your yard" so it is good. I have spent at least 50 hours on the phone trying to CANCEL this service, they DO NOT LISTEN. They PROMISED to have a supervisor call me, but never did. They have suspended the service but have not callcelled it yet, even though I have asked them to. I have my US cellular phone teathered to my laptop and IT WORKS IN EVERY BUILDING AND EVEN UNDERGROUND IN THE LOOP. The SPRINT CARD DOES NOT WORK. I have replied with a certified letter to the collection agentcy that SPRINT HAS SENT AFTER ME, but they refuse to acknowledge that they were NEVER ABLE TO PROVIDE WORKING WI-FI in my house or various INDOOR locations. DO NOT BUY A SPRINT CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't care what they tell you, THEY ARE LIARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 14th, 2009 bryan NE

It was Dell letting me know that a laptop I shipped back for RMA had been received at the depot. It was an automated message and they DID leave a voicemail. Would be nice if their caller ID said "dell support."

August 21st, 2009 The Pilot man MN

650-887-5127 is their number.

Or call: Merchant Circle(650) 352-1335 1

ahole junk phone calls

August 10th, 2009 Sue GA

unknown....when I answered it was just a recording telling me it was an important matter regarding Macy's to call 1 800 511-3207. It did not say who it was calling or what it was in regard to. I do have a macy's credit card and I am also waiting for their furniture Store to also call me regarding a delivery. so I called them and a man answered who was a little hard to understand with his accent and the other noices on his end of the line. He asked how he could help me and I told him I did not know since they called me and told me to call his number. He said it was probably be because I had either a Macy's or Bloomingdale's account. He asked me for my phone number and my name. I told him and that is when he told me it was a courtexsy call for Macy's with probably a past due balance. he was then able to pull it up and told me my past due date and balance. it was correct because I went onto my Macy's account on my computer. he said he could take a payment over the phone, but I preferred to do it on my computer myself for security reasons since I had never been called this way. he said he would note it on the account and was very nice although it was hard to understand him!

July 30th, 2009 D CO

Message from unidentifed mail regarding his support for healthcare reform and that he will call at 7pm

July 21st, 2009 JV FL

FL Blood Ctr asking for a blood donation.

July 14th, 2009 Tara GA

American Red Cross - VM service for me to give blood and to call 1-800-Give Life to set an appointment

March 9th, 2009 jack IL

The number was familiar, so I kept dumping the calls, but finally let it go to the answering machine. It was an Illinois state representative, who left a message about town hall meetings.

March 9th, 2009 Samuel OH

This Number comes through a "Toll Free". We received 20 calls in less than 30 minutes, this morning.

March 2nd, 2009 Bob C CA

An actual legit call from 866-849-3243.
My town's "Reverse 911" system, probably to everyone in town, informing us that the town election tomorrow is delayed by a week due to the big snowstorm forecast for tonight and tomorrow.

February 13th, 2009 tim IL

constantly calling, with auto message to call 800-511-3207 regarding personal business matter, called the number & they asked for my account number, don't have one, so advised to contact macys (why should i take my time to do their job) these people called fifteen times yesterday. & 3 times already today.

January 12th, 2009 Annoyed LA

Answered and there was silence. Eventually hung up.

January 7th, 2009 heidi CA

a machine..."we're sorry to have disturbed you. this call was intended for an answering machine." AND I hung up.

January 2nd, 2009 Grandpa IA

Message was from some recruiting firm looking for Food Demonstrators for Wal-Mart.

December 31st, 2008 GA Gal

Said call involved important matter regarding Macy's account (we don't have a Macy's account, never did).

December 19th, 2008 RW CA

Robocall of a woman's voice stating the message was meant for an answering machine and hangs up.

December 19th, 2008 h190jjv

recv'd call from 8668493243 let go to VM. checked later, was for steinersports.com with a callback number of 8007597267.

December 14th, 2008 B HOLT NY

MACEYS CONTINUES TO CALL MY NUMBER EVERY 30 SECONDS, "LITERALLY" MY PHONE DOES NOT STOP RINGING EVERY DAY. I FINALLY CALL THE NUMBER BACK THAT THE RECORDED MESSEGE SAYS TO CALL BACK AND THE MACEYS WORKER ASKS ME WHEN I AM GOING TO MAKE MY 15 DOLLAR PAYMENT. I HAVE ALREADY DISCUSSED MY ACCOUNT WITH MACEYS SEVERAL TIMES AND AM NOT DUE UNTIL THE 22ND OF DECEMBER, YET THEY CONTINUE TO CALL LITERALLY EVERY 30 SECONDS WITH THIS RECORDED MESSEGE. I AGAIN ASK THEM TO STOP CALLING ME SO MANY TIMES A DAY AND TOLD THEM I WOULD REPORT THIS

December 3rd, 2008 J.I.M. WA

Recording telling us of a lost person in our area. Sort of an "Amber alert". The person actually was lost and was later found safe.

December 1st, 2008 TJ GA

I got this call yesterday. CID read "voice messaging," so I didn't bother to answer. I just listened to the message that was left on my answering machine and it was a recording of Michelle Obama reminding me of the senatorial runoff election here, in Georgia, tomorrow. Don't mind that call, but I wish that what shows on the CID was a bit more telling.

Seems that this number can be assigned to different parties for different reasons, as necessary.

November 1st, 2008 Moni GA

I've had 8 freakin calls from this number in the last half hour. Why the heck are they calling? When I call them back it doesn't even let me speak to someone.

October 30th, 2008 KJRjr

Political call from Mike Strain La Comissioner of Agriculture. Didn't stay on long enough to see waht he wanted me to vote on. I guess political calls are exempt from DNC list.

October 25th, 2008 stop KS

The call all the time about some old 7 year old cellular one phone bill due. I have never had a cellular phone. They call my home phone and ask for my social security number. They are scammers as far as I'm concerned.
Don't give them any information.

October 23rd, 2008 PB CA

Called my work number at BofA in Charlotte. Must be an autodialer, because I had 6 missed calls from the same # between 7:39pm & 8:00pm.

October 20th, 2008 Deanie

I called the number back and exercised the option of having my number removed from their calling list. The recording said it would take one day. The next day my number was called THREE times, two hours apart.

October 18th, 2008 Jin CO

This number has been callin gme 1-2x daily for about a month. Today they've upped it to 3 calls in about 6 hours. When I answer I hear what sounds like a recorded message getting ready to play, so I hang up. I am on the Do Not Call list.

October 17th, 2008 BonQuiQui

i've gotten 3 calls in the past half hour

October 12th, 2008 rh

been called several times in a two-day span. getting really annoyed. i have put my name on the do not call list, was still getting calls from telemarketers and put it on again. getting calls from these idiots now.

October 9th, 2008 Christine AZ

This is a recorded political message. It said "This is Governor Janet Napolitano. Please vote for (blah blah blah) for the House in the upcoming elections."

October 9th, 2008 Vote for McCain

I DO NOT answer when fraud calls come in from fraud places. I will prosecute this annoying SOB. Another fraud call from another number from guess who.....Florida Democratic Party for the unqualified liar Obama. Guess who IS NOT voting for that jerk.

October 4th, 2008 KnightMare FL

2 calls from Speedy Air Con 813-931-9081 then 866-849-3243 then 2 more calls from Speedy Air Con Then another call from 866-849-3243. All calls within 12 mins from first to 6th call. Interesting technique to use a local number to test if a number is good before the autodialier rings the phone off the wall. Guess it is time to turn off the ringer again for several months. Answering machine has been off for 18 months now.

October 1st, 2008 karen hoover IN

you called and told me to go here and put business phone in blue box where's blue box.

September 29th, 2008 Mel

I've received a call from this number four times now, from someone who says his name is Scott from Walmart. He says they got my application but I need to log onto a certain website so I can complete the application. I never applied at Walmart and don't know what he's talking about.

September 27th, 2008 Carol OR

I just called the number back and there was a female voice recording saying that I could block them from calling me back if I press one. It said it would take one business day for it to take effect. There was a couple seconds delay in the recording so don't hang up if you hear silence for a second.

September 27th, 2008 Becky

They got Callwave and the automated female voice said, "Fine answering machine! Thank you!"

September 27th, 2008 carol OR

when I answered a recording said "we have reached this number in error". hm. like someone said it may be to see if there was anyone at home. ?I tried to call the number back and it was busy. It was at 1020 AM on a Saturday.

September 27th, 2008 cj0203

I just received two phone calls back to back - one at 7:00 am and one at 7:15 am. No idea who it is - no messages left. Not happy and filing a complaint with the government. On DNC list.

September 23rd, 2008 ac BC Canada

called me twice on a freaking early morning @ 6:33a & 6:51a (PST)

September 11th, 2008 Yuri NJ

I picked up. it was spam call. invite me for some kind of sale in a store.

September 11th, 2008 MW OH

Not sure who these people are

August 20th, 2008 gda CA

Very annoying, calls all hours of day and night. I am on the Do Not Call list.

August 15th, 2008 Stuart WA

Said 800 SERVICE on the caller ID. Nobody was there when I picked up. 15 Aug 2008 at 1345

August 13th, 2008 Joe

Very disturbing calls. I am on DNC but seems that this company does not care

August 9th, 2008 Sheila Schmidt WI

Extremely rude caller ref. voter survey. Hung up on interviewee...this is an atrocious way to not listen to what people say but to impose unanswerable questions.

August 2nd, 2008 EC

A call from a Broward sheriff democrat running for office.

July 24th, 2008 Sweets

Did you ever think that the phone companies might be behind this? LOL Getting you to pump up our phone plans!

July 18th, 2008 Dana CA

These guys call me every single day at my office phone- I have never picked up because I don't recognize the number. Sometimes I hear them dial a number of cubicles around me in succession. Annoying!

June 26th, 2008 Matt TX

Called during prime time television, i said hello about fifteen times and heard nothing and then it disconnected. I would like to get my hands on the people who thought that putting a computer in charge of calling consumers at home any time of the day or night including weekends would be a good idea. We have lives and rights to privacy too !!!!!! ASSHOLES.

June 11th, 2008 Dave AZ

Call all the time

June 11th, 2008 The Real McCoy VA

Recorded message told me to go to merchantcircle.com to 'verify' my business. They called a month ago and asked for the same thing. Someone wanted to find out if I was a 'real business!' Why don't they just call here themselves?

June 11th, 2008 Monica

I should check on what people are saying about my business (this is a residential number on the DNC list).

June 10th, 2008 SLO KS

merchantcircle.com calling to remind me that i haven't verified my business on their website after someone supposedally found me there. I called the 866-849-3243 number back and there was an option to bave my number blocked from their calls. I did that.....so we shall see.

May 28th, 2008 Debhome

Ned Lamont - CT - political call for Health Care Bill

May 27th, 2008 Dave IL

Here is the number for Merchant Circle. Finally found it after some research. Please give them a call (650) 352-1335 ext. 515

May 24th, 2008 Dave IL

I get this call all the time at home (church parsonage) and at church...Both numbers are on the DNC list. It is from Merchan Circle. I called back the number and they have an opt out on the message. Wonder if it will really work or not. Anyway, Merchant Circle is...Administrative Contact :
WYBS, Inc.
v86d43fv4t2@networksolutionsprivateregis tration.com
ATTN: MERCHANTCIRCLE.COM
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA 20172-0447
Phone: 570-708-8780
I Just did more research. Network Solutions is the company that owns Merchant Circle.com. The domain name is based out of Herndon Va. I googled the company, and guess what...REAL PHONE NUMBERS!!! Give them a call..here they are
(703) 668-5505, (703) 668-4600, (703) 925-6999

May 22nd, 2008 Tina

Pre recorded message - something to the affect....verify your business...please go to Google and press...

May 22nd, 2008 Monica

Answering machine says my business has been rated -- go to Merchantcircle.com. However, this is a residence.

May 21st, 2008 Al

Reverse lookup on Google had me stumble into:
www.premiereglobal.com

They appear to be one of those dirt bag, insidious companies that relay telemarketing junk advertising for others. Isn

May 19th, 2008 DeeDee

got a recorded message asking to sign on to a website called merchants circle, and verify my phone number.

May 14th, 2008 Steve G. CA

battellemedia.com

Interesting Info on this Merchant Circle Group Scam, using a reported "NEGATIVE" feed back on your business to have you "UPDATE" your profile with accurate information. Reality is that your business may not even be listed or be years old information from data mining on the web. Scare Tactics Spam Marketing is what it is

May 9th, 2008 AV AZ

Got a voice-recorded call on my cell telling how a new Wal-Mart is doing great and recommending a website to apply for a job with Wal-Mart...nice!!..where are we going with this pace??!!...is Wal-Mart paying this personalized advertizing??!!

May 7th, 2008 jessica d NJ

voicemil left was an ad for radio station HOT97.

May 7th, 2008 N GA

i was at work and had 17 missed calls from this number within 30min!

May 5th, 2008 nibbles WA

automated call from a company to which i had applied.

May 5th, 2008 Frank VA

Xpedite.com is a mass voice mail messaging system, which is mostly used by those in politics running for office.

May 1st, 2008 pderby MD

Political candidate message for Karla Hagan running for school board in Arlington County, Virginia.

I hate getting these calls!

May 1st, 2008 Rachel CA

I have been receiving calls from this phone number for about 3 days now. They call every 20 minutes or so for 2 hours, and then give me a few hours rest from looking to see who called. They call early in the morning, in the afternoon, and late into the evening. I am lucky that I have Verizon Wireless and have a ringback tone, so every time they call, my phone says, "Please enjoy the music while your party is reached" and then the number calling hangs up. This phone number is making me very mad, especially since I am on the "Do Not Call Registry" with the government!!!

April 30th, 2008 C

2 calls today, 4 yesterday..and at least 10 last week....I answered once it was a political call but I am getting SICK of it... so I also called the number back like a few others did and had them block my phone number from their stupid auto-dialer..why can

April 30th, 2008 gmf CA

I received 7 calls on the 29th of April from these jerks. I do not answer if their is 'no name' so they can call forty times a day. The calls were from 3:06 p.m. PST to 8:30 p.m. PST. If it continues I will have to do something else. I pay my phone bill... they do NOT!

April 30th, 2008 GG CA

None

April 29th, 2008 Beading

This company leaves a message that a customer is trying to verify that you are indeed a business and to go to their website MerchantCircle.com. Once you are there you can register for a free listing or a paid account.

April 29th, 2008 Paul

answered by machine,no message left.

April 28th, 2008 Missy LA

Received call from 866-849-3243, thanking me for being part of the American Cancer Society and letting me know it is National Volunteer Week.

April 27th, 2008 Wilson PA

Repeatedly call all day long through all hours of the day and night! Nobody is on the other end it is just a bunch of loud and obnoxious beeps! I called the number back and big surprise, its an automated service saying it is the voice messaging service and they will call me back! I chose the option to have my number taken off their call list and that has never happened. When I have done reverse look-ups there is no record of that number. I am registered on the Do Not Call list and I swear if I ever get a hold of an actual person they will regret calling my number!

April 23rd, 2008 Gayle CA

I have received a number of calls from this number some as late as 8:30 in the evening. After receiving yet another today, I called the number and a man answere. I asked his name he said Ken. I asked what company I called and he replied, "West at Home". I told him I had been receiving calls frm this number at all hours of the day and night. He said he was surprised becuase they can not call out on the 866 849 3243. He did not volunteer any other information. I thanked him and hung up. On the internet West at Home shows upo as a " Work from Home" emplyment opportunity which acts as a call center for numerous companies. Another website that deals with phone callers said the number belongs to Macy's Collection Department and that they also use 702-366-0303 and 513-573-8739. The person who posted the information saids that they too have recived calls at all hours of the day and night.

April 23rd, 2008 Randy MD

Got a call from this number tonight while at work. I called it, after dialing *67 to block, but all I got was a recording of a female voice saying "You have reached the voice-messaging center. If you are calling because you've missed our call, please hang up. We may try your call again later." It went on to to say that if I wished to prevent additional messages, please enter phone number with area code, etc. Not sure I trust that but I'll see how it goes.

April 22nd, 2008 Brenda TX

The message left by this phone number said they were "Merchant Circle" dot com. Go there and verify your membership by clicking on the red button. Ho hum.

April 18th, 2008 Erica FL

Automated message saying that my business had just been rated and to go to Merchant.com and put in our phone number to reat the rating. I went to merchant.com and there is no such website.The page cannot be found
The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

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Please try the following:

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

Open the www.merchant.com home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
Click the Back button to try another link.
Click Search to look for information on the Internet.

April 18th, 2008 Al WI

Rec'd junk ph call from Xpedite, 866-849-3243, some crap about Google's preferences. Yeah right. I hung up on the robo-call.

April 17th, 2008 gerro

call me all the times without saying anything.
Dump that number please.

April 17th, 2008 fkd VA

Left voice mail stating that someone left feedback for our website on Merchantcircle.com and to go to that website and enter our companies data. Complete nonsense.

April 17th, 2008 Dont Call Me

Despite being on the Do Not Call list I got so fed up with all these unwanted calls (including from this number) I found this neat little unit that can be programmed to either block or send unwanted calls to your answering machine without your phone ever ringing! You can add as many numbers as you want and even program it to have ALL 800, 888, 877, & 866 numbers dumped straight into the answering machine. I

April 17th, 2008 JMoney

Got 4 calls in 2 hours. I didn't answer any of them. Called the # back and got a message saying that I had reached the message center and that if I wanted my phone # removed to enter it. I did and it said my # would be taken off of the list w/in 1 business day. So annoying! I hate telemarketers or whatever they are. If I want something I'll go buy it myself. I don't need someone trying to sell me something I have not sought out. Plus, I hate my phone ringing after 8 pm at night. Ugh!

April 16th, 2008 SLO KS

when I answered O got a recording saying someone found my business at merchantscircle.com and told me to visit their site put in my phone number in the box to see my raiting. NOT GONNA DO IT!

April 16th, 2008 Fedup 66 FL

Beware, this is macys or bloomindales collection agency.... They wanted my account number, and home phone number. Silly thing is I do not have an account with either company, in fact I cannot stand either. Also call center is located in INDIA, tries to sound english but lapses in to indian accent, no wonder this country is going down the pan all the jobs are being sent overseas.

April 15th, 2008 KD AZ

Second call in two days from Alice Cooper of KDKB. I'm on the DO NOT CALL - WTF???

April 10th, 2008 ew MT

answered cell call, but no answer. I called the number and got an automated recording stating, "... this is the Message Center". It then had instructions on how to get on its no call list.

April 10th, 2008 Cee

This call was form "Emily (recording) asking for Hillary Clinton's vote. I have received mailings from the same people.

April 7th, 2008 Paul GA

Automated Message stating from Macy's and to call or visit thier site.

April 3rd, 2008 Juan FL

DMCCI Consolidation agency from Boca Raton FL, I spoke with them 2 days before and they still call during office hours to harass. I received an automated dialer (predictive number) twice before I did the call back to see who it was.

March 31st, 2008 fantomtuba MA

someone frok kellog cerial hr i think, probably cause i applied for a job, and they want me to do telemarketing

March 17th, 2008 phonetired

Received one call (so far) at noon today at home. They left a message on my answering machine saying it's Macy's and they needed me - using my full name - to call them as soon as possible. I have an account with Macy's, but it's not delinquent, so I have no idea why they are calling me, other than to watse my time.

March 17th, 2008 J NY

I keep getting calls from this number. When i pick up there is no one on the line but if i dont, it leaves a message saying "This is not a solicitation, this is a call from MAcys for Pedro (lastname- i forget)"
I am also on the do not call list. I get these calls at least 2 times a week.
3/17/08 11:23am is the most recent.

March 15th, 2008 Chicago Ed MI

I answered. No one speaking at other end. They did not hang up during the silence. I finally did.

March 14th, 2008 DM CA

recording trying to leave message...???

March 11th, 2008 SOCAL

Political crap.

March 11th, 2008 Me

Expedite aka Premier Global Services. They are a wholesale telemarketing firm located in Georgia. If you get a political call, tough, these are exempt under any state and federal do not call lists.

If it is a business related call, for merchant services for example, on a phone line you use for any business, tough, these are exempt under any state and federal do not call lists.

Any other calls, report the bastards!

March 11th, 2008 badrul MI

multiple calls all week, from Macys

March 11th, 2008 Mrs Mac

I just got a call from these people and I answered it. Contrary to most of the others who have commented on this, I was not given one of those "intended for answering machine" messages BUT the way it was set up is so wrong. It said it was an important business call for some unintelligible name that sounded like Farraq and that they were calling from Capitol something or other. It said to press 1 to speak to someone immediately, 2 for something else..etc. I pressed 1. It did nothing! It continued with its message telling me to contact them at a different number with a reference number and the calling hours included. I didn't have a chance to write down ANYTHING! What a crock! Tell me to press 1 to speak to a person and then ignore me when I do it!

March 7th, 2008 a

I just recieved a call from this number, it was a public service announcement from MODot about a road closing.

March 4th, 2008 soozscott CO

Obviously some kind of phone bank. I've answered twice and get that delay. Shows up as Unknown.

March 3rd, 2008 Mike

Mike Huckabee and Chuck Norris invited us to a rally in town.

February 28th, 2008 chris UT

This is not the same as the Do Not Call list. Listen longer from the automated message. A second message will play letting you select to be removed from this list. If you are concernced about attempting this call from a payhone.

February 26th, 2008 Eric CA

10-12 Calls in a matter of 20 minutes. Some of the calls showed the phone number, some of the calls showed "unknown" on my caller ID.

February 19th, 2008 Speak4today OH

Automatic Dialer! How did it get my cell number? It calls every minute for at least a half hour and leaves a blank voicemail everytime! Horrible

February 19th, 2008 pissed in NY NY

Called me fifteen (15!!!!) times in one hour while I was in the middle of class. No messages left. When I called back after class, I received a recorded message saying "You have reached the Messaging center. If you are returning our call, please hang up and we may call you again later." Then it gives you an option to have them stop calling you. It seems like this is coming from political campaiging so I haven't put in my number because I want them to call again so I know what politician is responsible for this and know who NOT to vote for. Assholes.

February 14th, 2008 Alan

Call selling Comcast

February 14th, 2008 rtman

Got a recorded message telling me to go to MERCHANTCIRCLE.COM

February 14th, 2008 DCS MD

Got four calls from this number in the space of 15 minutes. The fourth time, they actually left a message -- Vote for Mike Huckabee. Jerks.

February 13th, 2008 BullS hit CA

This is utter B.S.! How can this company be allowed to call my cell phone and bug me (costing me airtime as well), especially when I'm listed on the Do Not Call list? Then I call them back to find out who/what they are, it's some generic voicemail service - no names... "we'll call you back"... what kind of crap is this??? There ought to be a law! Oh wait, there is... fat lot of good that does. :(

February 12th, 2008 Whats it 2 u

This company has called us 4 times in last 2 days and we are sick of it even after we told them to remove us from their's and anyones number affiliated with them from their listing. We'll c how long it lasts.

February 11th, 2008 Fetrow

Calls OVER AND OVER AND OVER again. I called them back and the recording said they may try again later. My guess? The primary election tomorrow. They do give a automated "remove" option. We'll see if it works.

February 5th, 2008 Upset

Political Candidate Soliciting Votes. Called twice today (voting day) but, regrettably, candidates are exempt from the NO CALL policy.

February 4th, 2008 miche MT

Called three times in a row...all within 15 minutes and let it ring and ring

February 4th, 2008 Al WI

Sunday afternoon a series of phone calls from 866-849-3243, and with an absolute lie of a come-on. An automated message stated someone used google to reach your company and was satisfied, and we have a few questions for you. What a bunch of damn liars!

Came from Xpedite, and if their company is claiming that they have strict policies--even more reason to call them LIARS. How about a new policy--don't call any of us, unless we ask you to! Gee, they'd go out of business. Now I like that business model when it comes to scum like this!

-AL

Rec'd a call from these morons, Sunday afternoon, at 4:17 PM, C.S.T. on 2/3/08 for 11 secs. Then I hung up on the jerks!

Caller ID: 866-849-3243
Caller: Xpedite
Caller Type: Telemarketer

February 3rd, 2008 riley TN

This number left a voicemail about a ralley for the Presidential race.

February 2nd, 2008 x CA

Just got called minutes ago. It was a 3 question survey asking what my intentions were when voting on Tuesday in California.

February 2nd, 2008 Irritated

Google crap honkers

February 1st, 2008 sara ME

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

January 31st, 2008 Murphy

Automated dialer for MerchantCircle.Com

January 31st, 2008 Mike CT

" Emily's List " saying to vote for Hillary Clinton . It is a pre-recorded message. They have already called twice and i listened to the B.S. both times thinking they wouldn't call back...But they WILL!!

January 31st, 2008 Chicago Ed NY

I answered. No one on the other end. I hung up.

January 31st, 2008 jeff FL

Answering machine message was an automated voice advertising "MerchantCircle.com" telling us to go there to receive our rating.

Judging from previous comments, this phone number must be a filter screen number through which many companies can call to keep their identities and return numbers hidden....either that or a boiler room for many spam companies.

January 31st, 2008 Scurtis

Received a call at 12:26 a.m. this morning, very scary being woken up with a flash that the call must be that someone close to me has died, what mother wouldn't think that? Only to find out it was a recording that said "were sorry this call was intended for an answering machine" and hangs up. It is astonishing to see that this has been going on with the same 866-849-3243 number since as early as 2004 and still nothing has been done about it? I filed an FCC Complaint, but come on, I'm sure so has thousands of others since 2004. What the hell something needs to be done!!!!!!!!!

January 31st, 2008 jk CA

two calls in the middle of the night. WTF! On the do not call list and it does nothing BS! THey say the call was intended for an answering machine?????

January 31st, 2008 Michael CA

Called me four times this evening last one so far was at 8:58PM. I'm getting really pissed!

January 29th, 2008 andy MN

Caller ID showed 866-849-3243 but no company name. I answered and got some stupid recording saying how they found me in Google and that my search engine ranking should be higher and how they can help. I'm on the DNC list and have been for years. I just filed a complaint there against them.

January 28th, 2008 M.S. VA

I have gotten several computer-generated recorded messages from this number. The speaker says he's calling because someone at a website called merchantcircle.com gave my business a good report. BS, of course. This is pretty obviously about selling membership in some kind of Better Business Bureau-type thing. No thanks :-) I wouldn't take up their option to press a certain number to not be called again. This probably only confirms that yours is a good number., kind of like "unsubscribing" from spam.

January 28th, 2008 Safe Stor

Called my business at 10AM, have no idea who the heck it is.

January 28th, 2008 Abuse TX

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January 28th, 2008 Abuse TX

Problem: Telemarketing Abuse

Consumers pay for calls and text messages received on their cell phones. More than ever, consumers are being harassed on their cell phones by telemarketers and businesses trying to sell goods or services. Unfortunately, these calls and text messages result in charges or a reduction in the consumers