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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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shrineservices

Shrine Services | shrineservices |

shrineservices calls from 19 phone numbers:

321-274-0632 321-274-0633 321-274-0635 321-274-0638 3293620 423-218-0874 828-353-0069 832-431-5545 856-246-1280 864-307-0074 864-307-0075 865-246-1280 865-246-1300 865-246-1340 865-246-1348 865-246-1822 865-573-6850 865-584-1468 865-963-4897

82 Comments

(865) 963-4897

February 27th, 2014 peode FL

blank message. Caller id read Shrine Services. Called number back and left message for them not to call again as I am on Federal and State DNC registries. I DETEST professional solicitors!

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February 10th, 2014 JOHN FL

Would not leave a message.

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October 10th, 2013 rem FL

READ THIS: Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. Shrine Services is a professional solicitor and will take your money for expenses and fees and a large portion of the funds received as a result of this solicitation campaign.

September 26th, 2013 Matt NC

Someone called but won't answer the phone. Caller ID indicates some Shrine Service

September 6th, 2013 Anon TX

I do not answer these calls.

July 29th, 2013 rae FL

what is this, I did pick up and told them to stop calling, caller got nasty

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January 12th, 2013 Suzie

I live in another state (not Tennessee) and I cannot tell you the aggravation this number has caused me and my family. I have a similar number to this one and during the fund raising " season" my phone rings off the hook with return calls thinking they have reached the 8652461300 number. They call my number in error and I constantly get screamed at for calling their number etc. one lady even accused me of having an affair with her husband! Mostly it's "why do you keep calling me?" I have had the same number for 50 years and do not want to change it. I have complained to Shrine Service and they pretty told me "too bad". One day I counted 16 return calls from irate people. This is crazy.

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October 2nd, 2012 Matt Mann SC

caller id showed nothing... picked up on 3rd, ring... pause, then hung up in my ear.

August 8th, 2012 jj TX

They are www.shrineservices.com

Never there when I answer the phone.

Etsell Inc., also known as SHRINE SERVICES was incorporated in the state of Florida in 1976 for the purpose of providing telemarketing fund raising services to Shrine Temples and other worthwhile charitable organizations. Etsell Inc. is a profit-making corporation and does not have a charitable exemption under state or federal law.

Since they are for profit and I am on the do not call list. report them to donotcall.gov

If you've ever ordered Shrine Circus or items online, you are on their list as having done business with them.

February 1st, 2012 florida sun

no name than when recorder kicks in a hang up865-963-4897

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January 23rd, 2012 Anonymous

called but didn't leave a message

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October 13th, 2011 - FL

Have no idea who this is,called long distance and left a message..was just heavy breathing..wierdness.

August 19th, 2011 Bob NC

Shows Shriner Services. A telemarketer.

July 13th, 2011 Linda MI

If the Caller ID says OUT OF AREA, it means that the caller is calling from outside your area code and your telephone carrier cannot decipher the information the caller’s telephone carrier is sending (due to programming differences, not all telephone networks can talk to each other).

July 13th, 2011 SF TX

No message left on answering machine. If the caller ID is masked and says Out of Area.. it means these people are ashamed of who they are or why they are calling. If they want to hide their identity, I don't need to answer their punk calls.

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May 25th, 2011 Kathryn NC

ID shows this as Bristol Motor ... someone soliciting for contributions.

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March 9th, 2011 Anthony Smith TN

I work at Shrine Services and have for over a year. I have discovered the job to be enlightening and truly rewarding. Though I work 40 hours a week and at times make minimum wage. I COME HOME TRULY FULFILLED EVEN THOUGH I HAVE BEEN VERBALLY ABUSED AND CRITICIZED EVERYDAY BY INDIVIDUALS WHO COULD HAVE HAPPILY SAY NO THANK YOU. AFTER MY TEN HOUR SHIFT I SIT BACK AND REFLECT ON THE PEOPLE I HAVE SPOKEN TO THAT DAY THOSE WHO WERE KIND, CARING, AND COMPASSIONATE ENOUGH TO HELP. AND THOSE WHO ARE KIND, CARING, AND COMPASSIONATE WHO HAD NO DESIRE TO HELP WITH THIS CAUSE BUT HELPED OTHERS. AND YES THOSE WHO CUSSED ME, YELLED AT ME AND CALLED ME ANYTHING BUT HUMAN. AND I REALIZE HOW TRULY FORTUNATE A MAN THAT I AM. MY LIFE IS ONE FULFILLED AT WORK BECAUSE I KNOW I HAVE SHED HAPPINESS AND JOY UPON A WORLD THAT TRULY LACKS BOTH AND I HAVE BROUGHT PEACE INTO A HOUSE HOLD IF EVEN FOR A DAY. YOU MAY THINK WE ARE SCUM,CRIMINALS ECT.. THAT IS FINE WITH ME BECAUSE AT THE END OF MY DAY I GO HOME WITH PEACE IN MY HEART AND A SMILE ON MY FACE KNOWING I HELPED SOME VERY SPECIAL CHILDREN THAT DAY. I CHALLENGE EACH OF YOU TO ATTEND A SHRINE CIRCUS AND WATCH THE JOY THESE KIDS EXPERIENCE AND THEN YOU WILL TRULY KNOW HAPPINESS.

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March 9th, 2011 Dr. A.G. Smith TN

I presently work at Shrine Services and have for over a year. Shrine Services is like any other company out there that provides a good or service, except for the simple fact that the service provided affects the lifes of many Special Needs kids throughout the united states. Yes, as we all know there are bad apples in all areas of life yet they pluck these bad apples from the bushel quickly. You may not like the phone calls coming to you but stop for a moment and think of the thousands of dollars that go towards helping the children that would be other wise thrown in the garbage as junk mail. To me that phone call shows just stewardship by this company. also these calls help local children in the particular town that is being called not some nameless person across the united states or the other side of the world. Once your life is touched by the blessing of having or helping a child with special needs you truly come to now greatness, yet many of us allow the thought of a telemarketer calling me to be the deciding factor. I am not a telemarketer I am a very proud fund raiser for the shrine circus which assist special needs children and gives them hope and joy daily. When i come home from a ten hour day I can proudly say my day served the needs of those needing it the most. Can you say that at the end of your day?

March 3rd, 2011 Chris B. FL

Caller ID "BRISTOL MOTOR S" from "865-246-1300" on march 2nd, 2011 at 8:18 PM Eastern time. I answered the phone...No reply from the other end. They simply hung up with out saying one word.

February 22nd, 2011 Lenny NJ

Caller ID indicated Bristol Motor.
This is a second home and I can track "missed calls" on my providers WWW site.
I am at present not at this address, so certainly did not answer.

February 17th, 2011 Steven Mayer SC

No party on the other end when I answered.

February 17th, 2011 Phil TN

Shrine Services has been fundraising for the shrine organization for over 35 years. It is headquartered in Knoxville, TN and calls five states and for 13 different shrine projects. Shrine Services makes about 4 million calls annually and has approximately 20-25 complaints annually. The shrine is unable, as most organizations, to make the call volume necessary to raise the needed funds to operate. This fundraiser is to help keep the doors of each shrine center open so that they can maintain a local presence to be there when help is needed. The value assigned to the passes is less than half the cost of any other circus and it is a great show. Shrine Services is registered in every state and practices full disclosure to those parties needing it. Shrine Services employs several people who need amployment and they are each trained fully and thoroughly to avoid problems. Calls are monitored regularly and every effort is made to correct irregularities. This IS a bonafide endeavor and certainly worth while. The sponsorships by the donors make it possible for many children to benefit that would not otherwise have an opportunity to attend a show otherwise. Fundraising by phone is not begging it is merely asking if someone would like to participate and go to the show. All you have to do is say no. Fundraisers work harded than most any one I know and it is a thankless necessary job. If people just gave on their own I suppose fundraising would change and calling would become less significant.

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January 25th, 2011 GG GA

They keep calling. I never answer. The never leave message.

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December 15th, 2010 Hello MD

Called back, this is them

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December 14th, 2010 copyink TX

They hung up before I could ask for information I don't know what they want.

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September 21st, 2010 cwilson

The person I spoke to at Shrine Services reported that they were calling on behalf of Oasis Shriners in Charlotte, NC. I called Oasis directly after speaking to the (very polite) caller, and Oasis did verify that they have hired Shrine Services to raise money on their behalf. Oasis Shriners states they WILL BENEFIT from the money raised by this organization. I believe there is an exception to the do-not-call list for charitable organizations (Shrine Services, by extension, raising money for a charitable organization, Oasis Temple). If you're getting these calls and don't want them, call your local shriners organization and let them know.

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September 9th, 2010 Betty

I did not pick up the phone on this -- who are
these peope and how can we stop the calls??????
I wasn't about to be bombarded with more pleas
for money from -- who?? Can these calls be stopped?
I am fed up with people "begging" and think it should
be stopped.

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August 21st, 2010 karen in tx TX

These people ARE required to follow the No Call List according to FTC terms: "If you are a for-profit telemarketer, you are NOT an Exempt Organization, even if you call consumers on behalf of an Exempt Organization, such as a non-profit. See, e.g., National Federation of The Blind v. FTC, 420 F.3d 331 (4th Cir. 2005)."

Report these jerks!!!! I did. I have nothing against Shriners but this telemarketing company is NOT following the law! I emailed them to cease & desist contacting me & will file harrassment claim in small claims court if they call again. A few small claims losses will get them under control!

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August 17th, 2010 Lottie

Shrine services telemarketer and I told her to not call again. She said okay...we'll see.

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August 3rd, 2010 Randall TX

Called but didn't leave a voice mail.

July 8th, 2010 Linda TX

Leaves no message

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May 24th, 2010 lulu FL

?

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April 12th, 2010 Annoyed

Called today.

April 3rd, 2010 Anonymous TX

This is in response to the lady named Nicole. I just have to say wow, if you are an example of the people working for Shrine Services, the Shriners have made a very poor choice indeed. You grammar, language and punctuation demonstrate a less than middle school education. I will most definitely NOT contribute any money that will enable such substandard hiring practices. Our society needs to do more to encourage education.

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March 25th, 2010 Steve FL

Shrine Services calls FOR the Shriners. Most, if not all, of the people calling you are not Shriners. They are PAID to call and are REQUIRED BY LAW to state this.As far as no spelling Nicole goes, she probably is out of a rehab or half-way house and must be excused.Shrine Services loves to hire people from these places as they can pay them next to nothing and dump them after 6 months when the circus fundraiser is over. These poor bastards get min. wage & less than 30 hours a week, no benefits and the information thay tell you probably is'nt all correct because their TRAINED TO LIE TO YOU. Just ask for their ORGANIZATION LIST, and check it out. You'll find that many of them either don't exist or (especially the schools)have NEVER had any children attend the Shrine Circus for free. Nicole no-spell is right about the hospital part, NO money goes to the Shrine hospitals - IT GOES TO THE BARS THEY HAVE AT THE TEMPLE, THEIR BOOZED UP CLUB EVENTS, AND TO THEIR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNTS. Seems a shame that an organization started with the intention of helping children has turned into a haven for drunks and theives

March 16th, 2010 Sherree

1st, my number IS on the do not call list. So I am reporting them their too, but, Shrine Services came up on my caller ID. I Recently married. Have changed all my info over. They asked for me in my prev name. I simply said "sorry, wrong number" and they apologize and hung up.... Oh the cleverness of me ... LOL

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March 11th, 2010 Kevin TX

This people need to be reported to the police. Black mail people and threatened me. Horrible horrible person.

March 9th, 2010 Andrew TX

Caller identifies himself as being from The Shriners Hospital. He was extremely rude, told me he was going to come to my work and threatened me and gave the address where I work. I hope he dies a horrible death.

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March 1st, 2010 jimmy ruppe

quit calling me!!!!!!!!!!!!

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February 25th, 2010 mla TX

caller hung up withour leaving a message.

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February 3rd, 2010 TNT FL

Got a call and a hang up from this number today. If I catch the phone next time I'll be sure to ream them out. I'm on every possible no call list. I do not ever contribute to or purchase anything from anybody who calls me. Telemarketers are scum, plain and simple.

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November 17th, 2009 Deborah Kulesza TX

Caller identifies himself as being from The Shriners Hospital. They have been calling approximately 6 times per day. I never answer when I see their name on the caller I.D. My son inadvertentely gave them my cell phone # after they said they were a hospital calling. I have told them to never, ever call my cell phone. They continue to call my cell phone. I no longer answer when I see their name. They are as HUGE NUISANCE.

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October 14th, 2009 UNEMPLOYED NC

CALLS OFTEN. CALLER ID SAYS SHRINE SERVICES. I DON'T ANSWER CALLS UNLESS I KNOW WHO IT IS THAT IS CALLING ME.

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October 8th, 2009 anonymous FL

I never give money to any "organized" charities especially if they use a telemarketing service. I give money directly to people who need it. There are probably many in your neighborhood too.

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October 8th, 2009 CRT FL

The definition of 'scam' is, I suppose, highly subjective. No matter how annoying these kinds of calls may be, many of them are made legitimately. Area code 865 applies to Knoxville, TN, where this telemarketing firm is located; see their website - www.shrineservices.com
They do indeed claim to be raising funds for the Shriners, and even sport the logo on their banner. The no call list rules allow for charitable solicitations. You can claim harassment, but you will not get anywhere doing so.
Just don't answer the phone!

September 23rd, 2009 New View NC

Another scam. If the calls continue until they become a form of harrassment, you might consider saving the date and time of each call; when you are sufficiently tired of the calls, report your data to the Police Department of Knoxville, Tennessee. The police chief's address for Knoxville, Tenn. is chiefofpolice@cityofKnoxville.org

You might also refer them the data contained in
whocalled us.com

Sending all of your data by email to Knoxville police assits them in their effort to stop this sort of fraud. Another route would be to report the calls to the Attorney General for the state of Tennessee. (The police, however,
are very helpful in eliminating these fraudulent callers.)

We might be able to reduce a type of criminal activity
in this way.

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September 17th, 2009 SRamos NC

Received a call from this number, 865-246-1280, when my answering machine picked up, they hung up.

September 11th, 2009 raa NC

caller blew his nose and hung up.

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September 10th, 2009 Rick

Phone rang 3 times, picked up and nobody there. Happens all the time.

September 8th, 2009 plmko NC

A shriner says everyone hears what they want to hear! Too much! Hey Shriners --- BUZZ OFF!!!! I DON'T WANT TO HEAR MY PHONE RING FROM YOU AGAIN AND I WILL NEVER GET YOU A RED CENT BECAUSE YOU ARE HARASSERS!

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August 11th, 2009 milo FL

would not leave message

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July 23rd, 2009 New View NC

Congratulations to all who are reporting this type call--either to
Federal Communcations Commissions or to Attorney General for state
of Tennessee.

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May 28th, 2009 Nary

Let's be real!! Shrine services is a telemarketer. Your "donation" is not tax deductable. Don't call me again. Liars!
I do not donate to anyone or anything who calls me during my dinner hour.

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May 28th, 2009 Mary

I researched Shrine Services. It is a telemarketer and your donation is NOT tax deductable. SO BEWARE

May 28th, 2009 Mary

I also just received a call from Shrine Services. I am on the do not call list; so I don't appreciate telephone solicitions

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May 12th, 2009 Y. NC

On the first call, a very nice lady claming herself calling from Shrine Circus asked for donation to help out under privilaged kids so they can enjoy circus and I agreed. Then someone sounds quite young called back from this number to confirm our pleadge. At that time, I asked for a receipt from them so we can use it for a tax purpose. She said they cannot issue one because we receive tickets for that $20. I told her I have changed my mind about the tickets and I much rather donate whole $20 for the proceed without receiving any tickets. She really turned abusive (orally, of course) then and telling me such as "what does a $20 receipt help with your tax?" or "You are not a very charitable person." etc. What are they to accuse me of such things really? I'm not sure if they are affiliated with Shriners at all.

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May 10th, 2009 nicole KY

This is to you Sylvia. i Work For Shrine Services. And The Circus Program Is NO Way Involved With The hospitals. This Is to Help Keep the Doors Open For the Shriners, And Gettind Children Sponcered, paying Proformers, And Paying Arena... When We Call We say nothing About it Going to the Hospitals.. Sometimes People just Don't Listen To what we say. Everyone Hears What they want to here

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May 10th, 2009 nicole KY

I Work For Shrine Services. But to let Some of you know, That Shrineservices Does not Leave messages.
And that We get Dropped Calles As well. But if you And Your family Want to get out and have a Good Day with Your Family, And Also Help Some local Children, Have Smiles On there Faces As well, Which is also Priceless.
And Also helpes to keep your LOCAL SHRINERS GOING...

March 24th, 2009 READ SC

The following is from their site.
www.shrineservices.com

March 24th, 2009 READ SC

Proceeds from this activity are for the benefit of the Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. Shrine Services, a professional solicitor, will receive as costs, expenses and fees a portion of the funds received as a result of this solicitation campaign.

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February 5th, 2009 Kay

Called wanting me to allow them to send me vouchers for their circus and said most of the people who donate, donate $30.00. I simply said we do not support any circus in anyway. We will see if they call again or get the hint I am not interested.

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January 19th, 2009 john SC

this is a telemarketer calling looking for donations in order collect money for the shriners and there events

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August 14th, 2008 Caroline NC

Called and didn't say anything when I answered. They have done this several times. I am from Knoxville, TN so I answered the first time thinking it was someone I knew. (I live in Raleigh, NC now)Its ALWAYS silence on the other end of the phone.

July 14th, 2008 rgj76248 TX

Called but left no message.

June 10th, 2008 musicmeasuresup FL

They called talked and did not leave message had the call before. Thought I would look it up and see who this was.

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May 20th, 2008 JKPB

Shrine Services, a division of Etsell, Inc., is a TELEMARKETING firm.

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April 24th, 2008 c FL

Calling to ask to sponsor sick/poor children to go to the circus. $36 sponsorship sends kids to the circus and you get three free passes for your family. Don't know if it's really shriners or not though, trying to find out. don't mind helping if it's really shriners...

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January 24th, 2008 SYLVIA FL

Said Shrine Services, which I doubt. I don't believe all the money goes to the Shrine Hospitals. I reported them anyway. Got to get off these lists anyway I can.

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November 10th, 2007 Baytown Bert TX

Logged this call on my caller ID

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September 20th, 2007 Sabrina

soliciting money for donations

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August 13th, 2007 Carol FL

Got no response when I answered the phone. *69'ed to get call back number, we don't have caller id. Get a answering machine about Shiner Services and the Shiner circus "coming to my area."

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July 25th, 2007 MT

"Shrine Services" is a trademark of Etsell, Inc. Their web site says: "Proceeds from this activity are for the benefit of the Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions. Shrine Services, a professional solicitor, will receive as costs, expenses and fees a portion of the funds received as a result of this solicitation campaign." So they're soliciting donations that aren't charitable contributions. Does this mean I can report them to the Do Not Call registry?

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June 13th, 2007 RATHER NOT

CALLED LEFT NO MESSAGE.

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May 22nd, 2007 newman

Answered the phone and there was no response to my "hello"

May 20th, 2007 Dulcinea FL

We didn't pick up, no message was left.

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April 19th, 2007 DA

Looks like a political campaign soliciter

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March 15th, 2007 K

I was left a profane message when I did not pick up the phone. I am sure that the caller was frustrated because with the invention of caller id no one picks up the phone, but this was still unacceptable. I was very offended by the Shrine Services caller leaving this profanity on my machine and hope that he was fired because of this incident.

March 14th, 2007 Mark SC

Answered the phone and there was no response to my "hello"

February 6th, 2007 Renee

Called at 15:58 on 2-6-07
Caller ID: Shrine Services

Just got this call and they left no message as I assumed. (they know a machine is unable to dish out money)

Anyways, I had some annoying repeat calls from another number that would call and say "Hello Renee.." on every single message that the machine caught. It was like a recording that knows to shut up when it realizes it was answered by another machine.

These begger-calls are starting to get crazy at my house and something should be done!

November 9th, 2006 Laura TX

I didn't answer, but message left on machine "Hello Laura" nothing more.

October 17th, 2006 Funk

I called back the number and got a recording that said basically "This is the Shrine Circus calling about the circus coming to your area soon."

August 31st, 2006 chas

Do not call this number again!