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Telefund

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Telefund is a company that is paid for each successful contact to donors to remind them to update their memberships or to call for a special appeal through fund raising for mostly progressive organizations. ALL the money raised by Telefund goes directly to each progressive organization.

Telefund's carrier is Verizon Wireless, so either TELEFUND or VERIZON WIRELESS may show up on your Caller ID.

If you are receiving multiple calls from Telefund, it is because different Telefund offices are attempting to contact you.

Telefund will continue to contact you until you have either:

Telefund calls from 34 phone numbers:

213-487-8500 213-487-9500 253-983-8739 302-265-5020 303-293-2727 303-680-7541 303-894-0456 303-894-0496 303-894-4056 323-208-3941 323-330-1433 323-871-0684 323-872-0684 503-412-3352 512-916-0402 512-916-0420 512-916-0421 512-916-4001 512-916-4801 512-916-8420 512-926-0420 516-916-4001 616-292-7701 617-292-7701 617-292-7781 617927701 630-505-3008 636-871-0684 678-846-0505 678-946-0505 800-280-7635 805-397-1183 805-894-1183 805-897-1183

200 Comments

(617) 292-7701

1 week 1 day ago   OH

VERY persistent! 15 calls in ~month! Caller ID varies with 617-292-7701, unknown or Boston, MA

1 week 6 days ago   NY

They call repeatedly, several times a day. I don't answer, they don't leave a message. Just added to call block since it sounds like they'll ignore "do not call" requests/demands.

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March 7th, 2014   MI

I have recieved at least 2-3 calls a day even on weekends.. i am extremely annoyed. I have called the number back numerous times to be put on the do not call list and it continues to tell me that the mailbox is full and to please call again later. Rediculous.

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March 1st, 2014 m503t907 DC

No message left on recorder.

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February 15th, 2014 Rugrat NY

Also, write to them at: W2@telefund.com Bomb their email and tell them to stop harassing you.

February 15th, 2014 Rugrat NY

I hope all their charities go broke. These people are evil and I hope they all get a fatal disease.

(503) 412-3352

February 10th, 2014 kSwjfL 15 Ukraine

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February 2nd, 2014 Dee ND

Received a hangup call when I got home, no message. First time caller, but I'm familar with Telefund, a call center that specializes in fund raising for various charitable organizations. telefund.com That doesn't mean I'll answer the call!

(512) 916-0420

January 29th, 2014 Steve CT

What would you expect? This trouble maker is based in Texas. We all know that Texas is George Bush country,Ted cruz country and the land of an AK47 in every home country. And you think the state of Texas is going to do something? I don't think so !!!

(303) 293-2727

January 24th, 2014 Ali CA

This number calls my house just about every day. A woman said hello, and then hung up.

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December 14th, 2013 Egret MI

Seven or eight calls within thirty minutes. Not going to answer ... ever.

December 6th, 2013 Smoltabalia Ukraine

Индивидуальные клиентские базы Email: TsemnoluskyTselous@gmail.com

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November 27th, 2013 Nancy R. MD

This caller keeps calling my home between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM every single night. The caller ID identifies them as TELEFUND, Inc. Is there any way to put a stop to these calls? I am already on the DO NOT CALL list and I have no idea how they got my phone number.

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November 21st, 2013 its telefund FL

Do not give them any donations. They keep a huge portion. If you want to donate to the organization they are soliciting for, do it directly so they will get 100 percent.

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November 16th, 2013 Mary MN

I've been getting a couple of calls a day from this number. They hang up before the answering machine picks up -- usually -- or when my message begins, "If you are not a telephone soliciter, charity, or political caller, please leave a message after the tone." I've been on the do-not-call list since the first day it was available, but it doesn't seem to help with these guys.

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November 15th, 2013 T.Cross OR

Repeated call all hours of the day and night, do I need to change my phone Number?

(303) 293-2727

November 12th, 2013 catheryne VA

Received call 11/9/13
...did not answer...no contact name

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November 1st, 2013 Pat M. CA

Telefund calls at least once every day, usually in the evening. I am on the do not call list.

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October 19th, 2013 lsm CA

Calling daily. Last week it was from a 213 number. Now they're using this one. Beyond annoying. Harassment.

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October 11th, 2013 James Vipond SD

These scoundrels keep calling my landline phone at least every two days. I went to donotcall.gov to file a complaint, but because of the government shutdown, the FTC can no longer provide the service.

September 15th, 2013 Matt Bieneman MD

This scammer has called each day for four days in a row. They never leave a message.

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September 3rd, 2013 Brookdalepark NJ

I must say these idiots are persistent. Only telemarketer to call me on Labor Day, and only telemarketer to call on Sunday, the day before.I'm not going to answer their calls, but since they are frustrating so many people here, I will decree a curse: Telefund employee, may your privates be afflicted with severe psoriasis.

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September 3rd, 2013 J. Demers NY

Fund raiser for various charities.

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August 26th, 2013 Glenn

relentless caller

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August 24th, 2013 Nick VA

Whoever this despicable piece of crap is who has called me--at 11 o'clock at night--can take his damn phone and shove it in his own ear. This idiot asked for me, and then said he had to call me back because the connection was bad. Of course he never did. So much for the Do Not Call list and only calling before 9 PM. F-ing scammers have no shame.

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August 24th, 2013 MOL TX

Calls have been coming apparently from this number everyday for about a month. The never leave a voicemail message. So I finally looked up the number via Google search. Where it is listed on multiple websites as a persistent annoying caller. So when today the phone rang again, I just answered to the effect that "you need to put my phone number on your do not call list" Person on the line said something apologetic about "being listed as a guardian (?) for ... and sorry this must have been a wrong number" ... Dialed back and reached their outgoing message about Telefund, dial 304 to be removed. So, if you've listed me a guardian for your kids or whatever, leave a message. bye

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August 22nd, 2013 Gordon TX

Getting a call from this number every single day recently. Nobody ever picks up on the other end, and the other end always hangs up within several seconds.

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August 18th, 2013 Mark VA

I get calls everyday! Tells me this call is very important stay on the line! I don't answer anymore!

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August 6th, 2013 Anne Sallee FL

I have repeatedly asked them to stop calling and have reported them to the DO Not Call Registry.

(630) 505-3008

July 28th, 2013 Recluse PA

These scumbags call my cellphone every day, violating "do not call" laws and also the TOS of their provider, Windstream, but Windstream doesn't care either. Turnabout is fair play. Let's annoy them with hang-up phone calls and "spam" emails - fill in their email addies at "grow your penis" websites, etc.so they get inundated with spam. Can't find a toll-free number for Kantar OPS but email is: info@kantaroperations.com, fax #212-621-0916, phone 630) 505-0066 Windstream is: 866-445-5880 and 800-481-5441 and support@windstream.net

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June 11th, 2013 Kelly IL

It's the Human Rights Campaign. I finally answered after they called me 9 times.

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June 7th, 2013 Ron Orion TN

Everyone do what I do. When they ask for me I just tell them "just a moment" then lay the phone down. After a while, they hang up. They get payed by the call so imagine how ticked off that makes them and imagine what it would be like if we all do it. Just sayin....

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June 5th, 2013 bite me PA

Telefund sucks

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May 31st, 2013 Jane TX

This number calls every day. All hours of the day. No set time. 8:40 at night or 9:50 in the morning. I pick up and hang up.

May 26th, 2013 Charlie TX

Number is blocked so caller gets a busy
They have called every 5 min
On this Sunday afternoon

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May 21st, 2013 LS WA

These guys call every day and I don't pick up.

May 17th, 2013 Mary OR

This number calls everyday at different times even after asking them to stop. Very annoying.

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May 17th, 2013 Gee NY

Scam

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April 29th, 2013 Kenzie AZ

They call me every day. This has been going on for about a month. I'm getting sick of this!

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April 24th, 2013 Tired TX

These idiots called at 9:00 tonight!! How do these people get away with this??!!

April 20th, 2013 Samantha FL

Call came in Saturday and the caller left no message, just hung up. Bahumbug!

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April 10th, 2013 TomS LA

I was in Florida last week and I received 10 calls from this company. Upon my return, I have received 2 calls per day. Enough is enough!

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April 4th, 2013 sc MS

called at 8:02 p.m. left no message; caller id showed Millyard Brown - needs to quit calling. My answering machine states "unsolicated calls will be reported".

March 27th, 2013 Tom TN

These obnoxious jerks called again at 7:40 last night. No message again. These creeps call several times a week but it doesn't seem important enough to leave a message. Put them on call block. Let's see how long it takes for them to call from a different number.

March 25th, 2013 Tom TN

These morons called again today, didn't leave a message. Let's just do away with no call lists and save various governments a lot of money.

March 23rd, 2013 PEN--DE-HO TX

STOP CALLING!!

March 22nd, 2013 Tom TN

These creeps just don't seem to have a clue. Some reports say it's Millward Brown and other times it's Kantar Ops. Could it be Millard/Kantar Scams?

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March 9th, 2013 Susan NY

They've called a few times over the past few days. Also got call from 303-293-2728. I don't answer and they don't leave a msg.

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February 28th, 2013 JeanK CA

I get at least 2 calls a day from this number on my cell phone. Very irritating. This has been going on for 2 weeks now!

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February 21st, 2013 Charlie

The caller hung up after 3 rings.

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February 17th, 2013 Ann AR

They have called 7 times in 5 days, 4 of those 7 have been today - just in the last 5 hours!!

February 7th, 2013 J FL

Nearly every day there is a call. How can I get them stopped?

February 5th, 2013 Loretta CA

Call constantly I never answer they never leave a message

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February 4th, 2013 BR OH

Survey company. I've told them 3 times to remove me from their list and that the number they called is my personal WORK cell phone and to STOP calling a work number. They won't stop. I've programmed my work cell phone to not ring when they call. That's about all you can do.

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February 1st, 2013 Wai CT

Called and asked if I was Wai, as soon as I said yes they hung up. Creepy.

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January 24th, 2013 Craig CA

No message left

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January 23rd, 2013 Kathleen MD

Have been calling for several weeks. I haven't answered the phone. I have an unlisted phone number - none of the charities I have donated to have ever had my number or have ever called me on the phone. I would drop them if they called me.

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January 8th, 2013 James MO

Wife answered, they hung up. Caller Id shows Telefund

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December 28th, 2012 Don S. OH

For months I have been receiving a call from this number almost every day. If I let the answering machine get it they hang up. If I pick up the phone, they hang up. I have absolutely no clue as to they represent or why they are calling.

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December 13th, 2012 Melissa TX

Have called continuously for weeks now. Never leaves a message. Rings back busy.

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December 7th, 2012 Liz MD

Calls several times a day. No one answers.

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December 7th, 2012 sl FL

Received this call one minute after the call from Portfolio Recover 7579613544.

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December 1st, 2012 jf MO

Receive calls at least once a day, usually in afternoon, for months past. The few times I have answered, there is no one there. I have no idea who they represent or how I have any connection to them. It is well past election time.

November 29th, 2012 Jim VA

Started recieving call after call after call after call after call and they will NOT stop. So Thanks "Matt" for that list of organizations this harasser is supposed to represent. I am and I suggest everyone else complain to each and every one of these organizations about the harrassement done in thier name and lets put these scumbags out of business.

November 28th, 2012 dk IL

Today I answered a call from this number. I put it on speaker and said nothing as I didn't recognize the number, but didn't want them to keep calling back if I didn't answer. After about 30 seconds of silence, someone said hello and asked for me by first and last name. They were calling on behalf of the ASPCA, which I do give money to. They just wanted to know if I would give more....lol

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November 26th, 2012 AB CA

If any of you do get an answer (even a computerized one) ask repeatedly for an operator and then request that they put you on the "Do Not Call List". By law they must comply with the request within a week.
In my case there was nothing on the other end when I picked up, nor were there voice mails when i didn't. So I can't request the Do Not Call listing. I suppose I've just got to block the number from my phone.

November 26th, 2012 Susan NY

When I picked up the phone there was nothing on the other end but the sound of the line. I've gotten calls from this number before; no one ever leaves a message.

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November 20th, 2012 bell PA

why would they call in the first place if they're just going to hang up! UGH so infuriating. I tried to call them back and got sent through a phone web. pointless.

November 20th, 2012 annoyed in NE NE

They call, I answer, but no one's on the line, and then they hang up. I have received up to 50 of these phone calls, and it's always the same. I answer, they hang up, whether I answer in the first ring, or in 3 rings, they just hang up.

If this is a non-profit calling, as it has been suggested on this Web site, then I vow I will never again give to any non-profit that solicits me over the phone. I already give to the non-profits of my choice, when I want to, not when I'm harassed into giving. The non-profits I give to never call me on the phone, but if they should start calling me, then I will cross them off my list. Money talks. If they are raising campaign contributions, someone should tell them the election is over.

I remember what it was like before the "Do Not Call List" came into existence. I would receive 20 to 50 telephone solicitations a day. I was forced to unplug my phone. My phone! The one I paid a monthly service charge to have in my home! Telephone solicitors ruined it for themselves. Evidently, non-profits are going down the same road.

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November 16th, 2012 GLTirebiter CA

When I called back, they said they were "Telefund" and if we found the # on our caller ID it was to invite us to give to a charity. They invite me to type in my number to be added to their DNC list but I'm suspicious this could add me to something else.. like a "please bug the crap out of me at 7:30 in the morning" list.

I'm doubtful that this is a legit fundraiser for Obama/Democrats or anybody else.

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November 8th, 2012 TAR MN

Non-profit raising funds for political reasons.

November 6th, 2012 TracyG OK

Call came to cellphone. Family member out of town so I answered the call. No one there.

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November 6th, 2012 Steve IL

Telefund Inc on caller ID. No answer when I pick up. Constantly calling.

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October 23rd, 2012 Resident47 RI

How nice for you, Ms. Rehman, and irrelevant. See my comment from two months ago.

October 23rd, 2012 Donna Rehman AZ

Call to my cell, which is on the National Do-Not-Call list.

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October 20th, 2012 Resident47 MA

Tell them yourself to ''sop calling''. [sic]
It's not my job and not the job of any other reader to police your phone traffic. Your phone number is besides not magically revealed when you comment here.

October 19th, 2012 Suns NY

Tell these hackers to sop calling every day!!!!

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October 18th, 2012 Chicago IL

SCAM, THEY CALL AND CALL AND CALL

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October 17th, 2012 Resident47 RI

You can ''attest'' what you like, but commercial fundraisers tend to exhibit suspect behavior and profit quite well from so-called ''nonprofit'' groups which themselves are frequently closet profit enterprises.

October 17th, 2012 goeta gal CA

I know this is not a scam. I know someone who works there and is passionate about their work for progressive organizations. I called back and left my number at extension 304. I hope this works.

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October 5th, 2012 Mary A. MO

Stop calling!

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September 19th, 2012 Matt CA

Telefund is a fundraising organization. It makes calls for a variety of causes. If their client is a political organization, then the Federal "No-Call List" does not apply. If you don't wish for them to call you, simply ask the customer representative to remove you from their calling list.

I can attest that they are not a "scam".

A partial list of their clients follows:
AOPA/Air Safety Foundation
amfAR
American Civil Liberties Union
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Amnesty International
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
California State Parks Foundation
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Democratic National Committee
Earthjustice
EMILY’s List
Environmental Defense
Human Rights Campaign
International Rescue Committee
League of Conservation Voters
Mother Jones Magazine
NAACP
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice New York
National Breast Cancer Coalition
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)
Obama for America
Oxfam America
PBS/KCET Los Angeles
PBS/ KCTS Seattle
PBS/WNET New York
People For the American Way
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Rocky Mountain PBS
Sierra Club
Southern Poverty Law Center
WNYC Public Radio
Yosemite Foundation
Youth Vote Coalition

August 29th, 2012 DirtyEd PA

PhoneTray Free answered this number for me, gave them a piece of my mind, and hung up. All that's needed is a Fax/Data/Voice/CallerID modem and the free program. Check it out at: www.phonetray.com

August 28th, 2012 jmf301 WI

I'vr received a few rogue calls from 'Telefund' at (213) 487-9500, the latest at 8:28pm CDT (27 August 2012). I have CallerID and Voice Mail so I don't pick up the receiver if it's a strange number or 'unknown'. Don't want to gove any hint that my phone number exists as a live numer which would result in more rogue calls.

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August 27th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Linda, you're asking too much if you expect a commercial fundraiser to get closed down, in spite of their highly annoying illegitimate tendencies. You won't get anywhere with verbal demands or keypresses anyway. Those boiler rooms all think you're willing to wait a whole month for calls to end and then weeks later get your number slapped back on the autodialer just in time for the next campaign.

As a commercial fundraiser, TeleFund is expected to honor an internal no-call list and add any number upon request. Break that order, the FTC declares, and ''the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.'' They are also covered to a point by other regulations for telepests, so you can kvetch about abandoned calls, bot calls to mobile phones, and so on.

Linked below find the simple steps I took to rid myself of a major pain charity beggar by politely rubbing its face in federal laws. You will note that I never rely on verbal cease-communication demands.

(9018819984) whocalled.us

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August 27th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Audrey, this is why: The following URL links to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site nearly begged everyone to read before you registered your numbers. See items 28 through 32.

Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry
www.ftc.gov

See also my comment from April, only four down from yours. Now that the problem is defined, find in the next link the simple steps I took to rid myself of a major pain charity beggar by politely rubbing its face in federal laws. You will note that I never rely on verbal cease-communication demands.

(9018819984) whocalled.us

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August 25th, 2012 Allie CA

I don't answer

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August 23rd, 2012 Audrey CA

I get several calls from this number every day on my cell phone. Since I don't know the number I never answer, but it drives me
crazy. I am on the do not call list. Why is it that this company can call me? And more importantly, how do I get them to stop??

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August 18th, 2012 Linda MN

Telefund calls and leaves messages on my cell phone every couple of days. Tonight I received a message at 8:52 p.m. I called the # back and got a voicemail saying if I wanted to opt out to leave my phone # as the message. The only problem was their mailbox was full! These calls have been going on and annoying prople for years. Why can't we get this "business" shut down?

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August 17th, 2012 DirtyEd PA

They have a few call centers around the country. This one is in Los Angeles. Their homepage is www.telefund.com
and the info e-mail is info@telefund.com

August 17th, 2012 DirtyEd PA

Picked up phone. No one there. The number is now in my computer program PhoneTray Free which will answer this number the next time they call, give them a piece of my mind, and hang up. All that's needed is a Fax/Data/Voice/CallerID modem and the free program. Check it out at: www.phonetray.com

August 13th, 2012 Pissed CA

they are calling my home at 7am to 10pm whoever they are fuck off.

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August 3rd, 2012 Resident47 RI

As explained before in this thread, TeleFund places non-sales calls, thus is not covered by federal DNC. The following URL links to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site nearly begged everyone to read before you registered your numbers. See items 28 through 32.

Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry
www.ftc.gov

August 3rd, 2012 Celia OKelley AL

I did not answer as I have only a cell phone and I am charged for all calls I answer. I am on a "do not call" list. They called several times yesterday and today.

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August 2nd, 2012 Sher CA

They call every day, sometimes multiple times per day. I don't answr and they don't leave a message.

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July 18th, 2012 j j ID

Many, many calls from this number...sigh.

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July 12th, 2012 Charlie

Telemarketer purportedly calling on behalf of the Democratic National Committee. I don't support any organization that wastes money on telemarketers and so I hung up.

July 6th, 2012 Charlie

Answered the phone...the caller didn't speak up...and so I hung up.

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June 18th, 2012 MY name OR

Called no message left @ 1:30 pm Pacific time..... NO clue who you are or why the call. AND I don't care...... I am on the DO NOT CALL list as well........If ya can not show ID and or leave message, than DO NOT BE CALLING ANYONE...........!!!!!!!

June 17th, 2012 Pam WA

I hope they stop calling soon as I keep getting them every day even satur and sunday unreal. I quess I will call phone co and see if I can block these calls

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June 12th, 2012 Jerry W. NY

These folks call daily and never leave a message. They have been placed on my call block list.

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June 9th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Again, do not follow the poor example of Joni Watkins, R. Williams, ''7032579301'', and Charles. Your caller does not maintain this site or this web page. Your caller is not going to dutifully study random forum complaints. Your caller cannot magically determine which numbers should not be called based on anonymous comments. Don't start slapping your own phone numbers here unless you want them harvested by actual criminals.

If you want survey calls to end, you must make your request DIRECTLY and PROPERLY. Either speak to a rep or send Certified mail and confirm whatever phone number you'd like the survey firm to stop calling. A legit survey firm will take a polite request seriously. Making fuming comments here won't work. Tooting whistles and air horns like a bratty child won't get it done. Whining about the Do Not Call registry is irrelevant, since surveyors are not sales reps.

In the US, the magic phrase for most survey and sales calls is NOT ''take me off'', but ''Add this number to your Do Not Call list''. Surveyors are not held by federal law to the thirteen hour daily calling window imposed on sales and debt collection calls. The more polite firms observe similar hours, and only your state law might say any different.

By the way, here's a link to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site nearly begged everyone to read at registration time. See items 28 through 32.

Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry
www.ftc.gov

The Kantar Operations website tells you repeatedly that ''participation in research is entirely voluntary'' and ''all participation is voluntary.''

www.kantaroperations.com
www.kantaroperations.com

Their clients know they will be wasting their money if a hired survey firm operates illegally or rudely. When you find a survey firm has actually done something illegal or impolite, and not merely created brief inconvenience, *then* you will have a valid complaint.

June 6th, 2012 charles OH

STOP CALLING MY DAMN NUNBER

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May 28th, 2012 Resident47 RI

} ''Reports to Do Not Call don't seem to help''

Of course not .... Assuming this is still a TeleFund number, these are non-sales calls. The following URL links to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site nearly begged everyone to read before you registered your numbers. See items 28 through 32.
www.ftc.gov

A great majority of charity calls are placed by a commercial fundraiser such as TeleFund. Other firms: Associated Community Services, Dial America, Donor Services Group, Harris, InfoCision, MDS. These non-sales calls are exempt from federal DNC, even though such call centers are very much for-profit and pocket most of what their periodic campaigns collect. At times the ''charity'' client is itself a closet profit enterprise, compounding the deception.

However, as commercial entities, these hired call centers are expected to honor an internal no-call list and add any number upon request. Break that order, the FTC declares, and ''the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.'' They are also covered to a point by other regulations for telepests, so you can kvetch about abandoned calls, bot calls to mobile phones, and so on.

What else to do? File complaints with the FTC and attorneys general, and the charity group doing the hiring. When the boiler room calls, try getting on a master ''no-call'' list for all of that firm's charity clients. (A comment in this thread from September 2009 gives you an idea of how many clients that could be.) If a given commercial fundraiser seems deaf to your demands, and/or merely renews its pestering with the next campaign, turn up your volume on paper. Send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. It need not say more than to stop calling and writing whatever numbers and addresses you want protected.

A charity call campaign must usually be cleared through some agency or regulator in your state, and many states make activity reports available online. They often reveal which call centers are representing each client and a specified period of weeks or months in which the group is permitted to solicit, sometimes tracking well with the observations on these call forums. Find those reports and you'll find one more desk to advise of your displeasure.

For further reading on the problem, follow the link below to a number thread for InfoCision, a once chronic tormentor of my family which I have locked and silenced in a legal bear trap.

whocalled.us

May 26th, 2012 TS MA

Really sick of this number calling my business line all the damn time and never leaving a message. Reports to Do Not Call don't seem to help. I don't know anyone in Texas anyway.

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May 19th, 2012 Linda MI

They want to survey someone aged 14-24. Sorry, no one of that age in this household.

This was their fourth attempt to contact me. Now that they have their answer, maybe they'll go away.

May 3rd, 2012 joe ON Canada

They say rearch center.

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April 28th, 2012 Resident47 RI

TBragg, now that you've practiced your no-call request here, deliver it to the actual caller, which does not maintain this site or this web page.

TeleFund is a commercial fundraiser, one of many hired call centers expected to honor an internal no-call list and add any number upon request. Break that order, the FTC declares, and ''the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.'' They are also covered to a point by other regulations for telepests, so you can kvetch about abandoned calls, bot calls to mobile phones, and so on.

April 28th, 2012 Larry CA

Fuckers!

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April 27th, 2012 7032579301 VA

i don't know who this is. but please don't call us again .

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April 1st, 2012 TBragg ME

Please stop calling me! I do not want or give you whatever you people are calling about. Taking me off the calling list would be your best interest or I'll pursue action! Please and thank you and may God bless you.

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March 15th, 2012 GZT CA

We have been getting 2 to 3 calls a day from this number. We have decided to not answer.
There is never a mesage left. It is annoying!

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March 12th, 2012 pattycake TX

Have called here 3 times today. I let it ring and they hang up on the 4th ring before it goes to the message machine. Tried calling the number back and all I get is a rolling busy signal. I am on a no call list so I don't know who these pests are and why they are calling me.

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February 29th, 2012 G from GA GA

THey've called twice, don't leave a message. I called back and it said if I wanted my number taken off list to leave them my number on their voicemail. However, then it said voicemail was "full."

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February 24th, 2012 J CA

received multiple calls this week from this number. they have a wrong number but continue to call

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February 22nd, 2012 R. Williams

My telephone number is private and I have been receiving calls from Kantor Ops. I didn't answer.
Please do not call anymore.
Your cooperation in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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February 18th, 2012 Ann AR

These people call every day, at least once a day.

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February 7th, 2012 b jones MO

I'm really tired of this guy calling my cell all the time.

February 7th, 2012 NA IL

This number calls me every single day!!! No message! It is very annoying!!! It must stop!!!!!

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January 30th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Now that you've practiced your no-call request here, Ms. Watkins, deliver it to the actual caller, which does not maintain this site or this web page.

January 30th, 2012 Joni Watkins WV

Please stop calling my home. I care for my invalid mother and have small children. Your calls are interrupting their sleep. I will take further action (legal) to stop this harrassment.

January 17th, 2012 cleojones

These people suck.. They are very aggressive.. hang up in their faces

January 13th, 2012 Annah TX

I keep getting these calls everyday at around 17 hours or so...I never answer these type of call, and they never leave a message. What do they fucking want??

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January 10th, 2012 Matt Bieneman MD

This same scammer called me three times within five days last September. Now they are claiming that I donated to "Democrat National Committee" last year and now they want more money. I have not donated to the Democratic National Committee, so that just makes it more obvious that these are crooks making cold calls. This is just a scam to collect credit card numbers. The real Telefund has been ordered to not call my telephone number.

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January 5th, 2012 anon TX

silence

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December 23rd, 2011 Herb

I just let it ring...

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December 14th, 2011 Charlie

Telemarketer calling on behalf of the ACLU.

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December 9th, 2011 Terry MA

After repeated calls with no message left, I finally decided to pick up the phone the third time they called me at school. Some guy asked for someone who has never had this phone # (I have owned this number since 2002) and hung up when I asked where he was calling from. Another number for my blocklist; I just wish it was free to block these calls at the carrier level.

December 5th, 2011 FedUp IL

I called their Chicago headquarters number [773 486-6637] provided by Jon Mac below [thanks!]. I told them to put me on their DNC list, and that I and others on this site will report them to the FTC. I told the FTC about these pages of complaints, and suggested they look here. I also suggested there should be calls/wk limits on exempted categories [political, charitable,...] as well.
PLEASE take it a step further and COMPLAIN to the FTC. A surge in complaints on one # will get their attention.

November 29th, 2011 Phyllis GA

Calling multiple times per day at all hours of the morning and evening and never leaving a message may be an effective fundraising method for some people, but it only makes me determined to never donate to that organization again!!!!! Just saying, Telefund.

November 27th, 2011 Candy land

Only got this call when tried to enter contest with Game Stop. Crap!

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November 4th, 2011 Jerry Lincecum TX

STOP CALLING!

I USE CALLER-ID AND WILL NEVER ANSWER YOUR CALL.

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October 26th, 2011 GLTirebiter CA

Silk: Damn right! I just want to say that I was a data entry clerk for 10+ years -- paid by the names, not the time worked, same as you. When I was not working, I was doing things to take care of my health so that I could go on doing the job. The LAST thing I needed was phone calls from anyone other than my mom -- let alone people asking for money. The answering machine was on most of the time.

Sunny: I had telephone solicitor training after I had to quit the data entry job owing to repetitive motion injury, for which I never received workmen's comp. We were told things like, "Most people really do have $100 even if they say they don't." Bull! Having been on the receiving end of that one too many times, I quit on my first night.

"In order to keep our jobs as fundraisers, however, we have to pull our own weight and make quotas. Look, if you can't make a donation at all, fine, but it really sucks when you've spent time talking to someone and they want to donate but say they'll "just do it online" because they "don't like to do things over the phone," because, guess what? No credit for you on that pledge."

You know what really sucks? The fact that your company has that rule and holds it over your heads. That's terrible. It is your company and their policy which suck, not the person you've called. This is a person who simply knows better than to give out credit card information over the phone to anyone saying they are working for a charity, even if they know for sure it is legitimate and a good cause. But especially if they do telephone soliciting.

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October 17th, 2011 Barbara CA

I've been getting this number calling me daily for over a week - dinner time, Sunday afternoon, all times of the day and evening. I ususally just pick the receiver up and instantly hang up. Guess I'll need to pull out my whistle and blow it back at them! I know I've told these guys (about six months ago) to remove my number but they're pretty persistent

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September 16th, 2011 Mary MN

Caller hung up before the answering machine could pick up.

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September 12th, 2011 Anon CA

Hung up after I answered

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September 12th, 2011 Matt Bieneman MD

The same scammer called for the third time in the last three weekdays. This is the first time that there was someone there. "Mark" asked for a strange name and said that he is representing "NRDC". He gave his address as "Temple Place" in Boston and refused to give a better address or phone number. He hung up when I insisted he give a realistic address. Again, this is obviously not the behavior of a legitimate charity.

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September 9th, 2011 Matt Bieneman MD

This scammer has called twice in two days. Yesterday, when I answered, there was no one there. (Violation of the FCC's two-second rule.) Today, there was someone there. They hung up as soon as I asked who was calling. This is not the behavior of a charity or a telephone spam company working for a charity. This is some kind of a scammer who is likely faking the caller ID information in an attempt to get credit card numbers.

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August 25th, 2011 Warren AZ

I note the last three digits are "420." I'm guessing it's an anti-drug outfit trying to piss me off about drug law reform advocates.
I get a call now about twice per day. I texted back today, "F*** off." The message returned said it went to an answering machine or fax.

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August 19th, 2011 Rick

Incessant calls

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July 16th, 2011 JJ

The call came on 7/16/2011 at 12:39 PM PDT on a Saturday. I have wireless phone. The caller ID gives only the number and not the name on that service. The caller identified themself as a market research firm. I was so angry I didn't bother to ask the name. I informed them that I was on the DO NOT CALL list and they had violated it. The caller said, "we are exempt because we are a market research firm." I replied that although you may CLAIM to be a market research firm, and therefore, exempt, if I ask that you remove my number from your list, you are required to comply. The caller said they were not required to comply. (Yes, they ARE required to comply!) It went back and forth. I played broken record, I kept repeating myself. They finally hung up.

July 7th, 2011 sbud MA

I called back and pressed 1 to get my number removed from their list.

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June 29th, 2011 westchester CO

I have received numerous calls from this # over the past month or two. No voicemail is ever left, and if I answer, I hear nothing; it hangs up. My cell is listed in Do Not Call but I get these calls anyhow.

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June 23rd, 2011 AnnoyedIN IN

The simplest and most rude 'market research' company ever conceived, poorly trained 'interviewers' and the inability to understand the polite request of TAKE US OUT OF YOUR CALLING LIST, morons

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June 17th, 2011 Resident47 RI

You got it right, ''Recipient''. This is a commercial fundraiser, no doubt able to work multiple campaigns for different clients. Still the calls are exempt from federal DNC under the charity status, even though such call centers are very much for-profit and pocket most of what these periodic campaigns collect. At times the ''charity'' group is itself a profit enterprise, compounding the deception. However, as commercial entities, these hired call centers are expected to honor an internal no-call list and add any number upon request. Break that order, the FTC declares, and ''the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.''

File complaints with the FTC and attorneys general, and the charity group doing the hiring. When the boiler room calls, try getting on a master ''no-call'' list for all of that firm's charity clients. See more discussion under this number: 9018819984

A charity call campaign must usually be cleared through some agency or regulator in your state, and many states make activity reports available online. They often reveal a specified period of weeks or months in which the group is permitted to solicit, sometimes tracking well with the observations on these call forums. Find those reports and you'll find one more desk to advise of your displeasure.

June 17th, 2011 recipient MA

I got this call about 10 times before answering. They never left a voicemail, but since the call process is automated, it always left a 2 second VM of silence. Annoying. I finally answered and it was a long time until the other side spoke. It's clearly a fundraising organization hired by the DNC or the Campaign of Pres. Obama, directly. My guess is that calls *from this number* aren't *always* for the same purpose, that this number is assigned to a call center that does calling for multiple orgs.

They called my unlisted, mobile number. So I'm sure they got my number in a legit way, since I had donated to BO's campaign, and a ph# was a mandatory part of that.

I interrupted the caller reading his script, and asked to be taken off the call list. He said "sorry" and hung up before I was even done saying the sentence. (I never give money to solicitors over the phone, even if I do donate to their org. I'm trying to discourage the calls, plus using the web for donations is more secure and you can be sure it's not a scam.)

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June 5th, 2011 notabby CA

I am ill and in the name of GOD STOP you bastards
one time it identified itself as mike huckaby PUKE

May 26th, 2011 Matt Bieneman MD

Caller ID said "Unknown name", so this is almost certainly some kind of a scam. The phone number matches that of "Telefund, Inc.", a telephone spam company which constantly calls my number and asks for a strange name. They claim that this person has donated to them in the past. (I have had this number for more than 10 years, so I know that they are lying.) I have told them many times to stop calling. It is probably a charity scam pretending to be Telefund representing a charitable organization. This time, they immediately hung up the phone when I asked "Who's calling, please?". That in itself is a pretty good indication of a scam. ==> Jed, you simply do not understand. Telling them to stop calling has no effect. If they were legitimate, they would not only honor requests to stop calling you, but they would also make sure that their outgoing caller ID worked. It did, several years ago, but now they try to hide their identity behind "Unknown name".

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May 23rd, 2011 702 Bill NV

Received a call to our "unlisted" cell phone number, no ID shown and no message left.

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May 19th, 2011 MAC

Did not answer the call - they did not leave a message.

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May 14th, 2011 bw CA

get 2 calls a day, m-f , 27 since 4-28-2011

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May 7th, 2011 m503t907 MD

I never bother to answer these types of calls.

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May 2nd, 2011 MIKE OH

DIDNT LEAVE MESSAGE

May 2nd, 2011 MIKE OH

Tired of getting calls from these people.

April 25th, 2011 m OH

You know you people amaze me, these places keep people working, yeah it might not be the best job in the world but it does keep people working, if you dont want to talk just simply hang up or tell them you want to be on the do not call list in a polite way, but being rude and obnoxious is ridiculous, People need to grow up.

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April 22nd, 2011 Bill

When I answered the phone, there was simply no answer. I *69ed the call and found it was from this number.

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March 19th, 2011 bob IA

left no message

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March 16th, 2011 charlie

The caller asked for me by name and said that she was calling on behalf of the Democratic party.

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March 15th, 2011 Daddy Jules

Political call center that does not offer a donation write off and keep a percentage of the donation for operating costs - looks to be a democratic party corporation . . . George Washington would be pretty pissed about the two party corporate system right now!!!

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February 11th, 2011 Janie

This is telephone company ATT. To get a survey or follow up on an order one placed or it placing and need more info.

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February 9th, 2011 cdb NC

got two calls from them on 2/7/11 no message left, no caller id except the #

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January 15th, 2011 sigh... VA

I find that a good, loud air horn is your best method to get rid of scum callers.

Stocking up.

January 15th, 2011 sigh... VA

Getting tons of bill collectors looking for my SISTER who doesn't even LIVE here God-freakin_damn it!

The next bill collector who calls for her is getting an air horn reply.

The one after that will be invited over for "punch".

January 13th, 2011 Resident47

I once read that "Common sense isn't all that common". Beg to differ here but there are four categories of Federal DNC exemption: Charities, debt collectors, political speech, and surveyors ... they are not included in the FTC definition of "telemarketing".

January 13th, 2011 Common sense MI

The only people exempt from dnc list are charities and campaigning politicians...know of what you speak before you speak. So the guy named not a dumb ass kinda is..lol. Oh and just to help folks, when you sign up for dnc list, save page on browser, there is a place to report problem numbers, the way it works is they don't investigate one complaint, but if a bunch of people do, then they will do something about it. I had a credit card debt reduction comp call 4 times a day everyday, I don't have cc debt, so I kept reporting them, miraculously the calls stopped, we have to do our part too, this country has turned into a bunch of whiners who don't want to lift a finger to help themselves, but expect everyone to kiss there ass, grow up and help yourselves.

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January 9th, 2011 m503t907

I never answer these type of calls. Calls are persistent - about once every couple days.

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December 21st, 2010 Rick

repeated calls over many days

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December 11th, 2010 Hank

Called the number David left 630-505-3008. Left a message that they are calling our fax machine, which we had to disconnect because of so many calls. Told them they would be reported is the calls did not stop. Will call the BBB in Il. if I have to.

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December 7th, 2010 Barney CA

I left a voicemail to have my phone number(s) removed from their call list.

December 2nd, 2010 Zuzu PA

ID Caller just says 'Texas'. I don't bother to answer and they never leave a message.

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November 30th, 2010 Matt Bieneman MD

Caller ID said "CALIFORNIA". A male voice came on after I said "hello" and asked for someone who has never used this phone number. He claimed to be "Shawn O'Rielly" from "Earth Justice". When I asked for the company's address he immediately hung up the phone. This is a sure sign that it is some kind of scam. They are apparently using names of reputable organizations to try to trick people into giving up their credit card numbers. Similar scammers were doing this about six months ago on the same phone line. This scammer has called every day for the last 12 days. In summary, three items indicate scam: 1. No valid name in caller ID, 2. Asks for an unknown person, and 3) Hangs up when you try to find out who they are.

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November 25th, 2010 MIKE

Multiple calls from these people. How do we report them and hopefully get them fined for not obeying no call list?

November 24th, 2010 pam CA

This number call several times a day. Even Sundays up to 9pm. I pick up and tell them to stop calling, but I still receive harassing calls.

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November 23rd, 2010 chrissi PA

these people call my home four times a day...sometimes late. I am in Pennsylvania and there is a three hour time difference. So this is an interruption of my time with my family

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November 13th, 2010 Jay CT

Call is supposedly from Kantor Op, which is a marketing research company.

BUT -- It has been reported that sometimes these calls are actually from debt collectors who are trying to get you to answer the phone. They then can validate who lives there or even say that you "agreed" that the debt is true, so they can collect after the statute of limitations runs out.

In either case, DON"T ANSWER.

It's either a marketing research company or a bill collector.

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November 12th, 2010 Ellen

I answered, thinking it was from a relative in the Boston area. I said "Hello", waited a bit, then said "you called me..." A male said "Hello." When I responded, he hung up. I guess they don't want my business that badly.

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November 11th, 2010 kevinkerson India

now a day we are facing with this problem...

Find A Lawyer

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November 9th, 2010 Nick

I don't appreciate getting a call from what turned out to be a bunch of democrat fundraisers pressing me to give money to their cause. They didn't give a damn that I've lost my job and am still unemployed! Despicable, but oh so typical because they have no shame. I will never take another call from these arrogant ___________. BEWARE!

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November 7th, 2010 Fay Sheffield LA

just wish these nuisance calls would end

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November 3rd, 2010 Bonnie VA

Asked for my husband by name.

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November 2nd, 2010 bert harless

these bastards call me 4 times a day and no one ever answers

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October 30th, 2010 silk WI

" Friends and family members call you unplanned, but do you freak out at them and tell them that you're "very busy" in a tone implying that they should have a copy of your personal schedule etched into their brain? No?"

You know something, sunny? My family calls, it's for something which I should know, they all are aware of the fact that I do my JOB from home, where I get paid a certain amount of money for the amount of names I can get done in the least amount of time. (yes it's data entry, not phone calling), and each time the *(&*& phone rings while I'm working, I have to get out of my job, answer the phone and then get back into the job, taking time away from what I GET PAID for my work.

As for giving out my phone number, I have NEVER given out our phone number to anyone, just specifically for this reason, and yet I'm getting calls.

So Please, don't tell me how hard they're working, etc etc. If they're told ONCE to take your name off, they should do it instead of continuing to call, then hanging up on you when you ask to be taken off. My time is money, therefore everytime I get one of these calls they are STEALING from my paycheck, because it slows down my working time.

I am on the no call list for a reason and ALL places should be put on this, because so far I've not heard of one person who loves to get these calls, unless its a member of the persons family.

I give to charities locally, so I don't need calls from others asking for money, esp when we're having trouble as it is.

That is my view on this and I'm sticking to it!

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October 26th, 2010 Stephen VA

I am so glad that my VOIP provider allows me to blacklist phone numbers. After 1 or 2 calls, they go into the list and I never hear from them again.

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October 24th, 2010 m503t907

Calls frequently. Leaves no message.

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October 23rd, 2010 Me AL

How can I get them to STOP CALLING?????

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October 23rd, 2010 Human CA

they called several times and the line is muted so no sound is heard on the other end. Today they called at 7:40PM on a Friday. Annoying!

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October 21st, 2010 VAP IL

Very Annoyed person. Not really but they did call and I did not answers and now I know to NOT answer. .

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October 18th, 2010 MOB CA

no message; 7 calls in one day.

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October 12th, 2010 J. Johnson CA

I have been calls from this number for months now. I do not want them calling me anymore. I have put my land line number on the do not call list, and my cell phone. Apparently they don't care.

October 7th, 2010 ben NM

not home

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October 4th, 2010 m503t907

Since 27 Sept., called at least 10 times; never leaving a message. I never answer when caller ID is unknown.

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October 2nd, 2010 Terrye S AZ

It is just annoying! I answer they don't say anything. Don't call if you are not going to talk.

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September 30th, 2010 S. Bounds TN

These people call and wake my mother with Alzheimer's sometimes several times a day. I am on the do not call list and can't seem to bock these people. My mother is SICK and none of us need this harassment.

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September 27th, 2010 janice AR

After being hung up on many many times, some voice came on and then a person came on who was not interested in my opinions because I AM OVER 60..AND THERE IS NO MALE IN MY HOUSEHOLD UNDER 65. The insult of annoying me with call after call at all hours only to be hung up on, then they tell me i am too old to participate in their survey....then they try to hide who the are. I called them back to ask some questions and a very annoyed young man rattled off the name and some affilliates I have never heard of. THESE PEOPLE ARE RUDE AND I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION. THIS MAKES ME WONDER ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF THEIR PRODUCT. I HOPE THEIR CLIENTS READ THESE NOTES.....IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT PEOPLE WOULD GIVE BOGUS INFO JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE SO ANNOYING. I AM DISABLED AND IT IS NOT EASY FOR ME TO ANSWER THE PHONE ON THE FIRST RING....not to mention something that is THIS ......THIS....THIS STUPID ! I HOPE THEY NEVER CALL ME AGAIN...IF THEY DO, I JUST MIGHT JOIN IN ON THE CALL THEM BACK CAMPAIGN!

September 23rd, 2010 Dallas

Just have fun with them. If they keep calling, I answer with my best 98-year-old-non-English-speaker voice (hellooooo? nooooo...noooooo...nooooo....) no matter what they say.

September 21st, 2010 jose

get call from kantor ops caller id#630-505-3008 then half a dozen from 630=595=3008 name unavaliable

September 17th, 2010 Natalie

Kantar Operations is a survey research company. They do consumer surveys regarding products, services, politics, etc. I found out that they usually don't leave messages because they are looking for people "at home now" and since they call several times (various days, varying times), they'd be leaving multiple messages. As mentioned by another poster, if you request your number removed from their call list, they comply right away.

September 16th, 2010 patty

I get a lot of hang up calls they dont like to talk to voice mail/too bad!!!