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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tsa calls from 6 phone numbers:
These people have called on many occasions, and when I finally gave into them and said that I would donate, they sent me an envelope. Then I saw that the envelope had a P.O.Box and no real address, so I investigated further and discovered that these people are scam artists. Tonight they finally called to ask why I hadn't sent my money, and when I told them about the P.O. Box and asked for a real physical address, the man couldn't give me one and was VERY assertive and pushy on the phone. I told him that I thought this was a scam and he said that they are ligit because they have their own website. Well, that proves nothing to me. This is B.S. if you ask me and I told him, very sternly, to get me OFF HIS MAILING AND CALLING LIST! Do NOT fall for these scam artists. They will really make you believe that they are legitimate.
Hi everyone I am sad to say that for a short time I worked for a telemarketing that called for the texas state troopers association, and quickly quit when I found out that only 20% of the proceeds go to the troopers, we didn't even work by the hour we got paid commission, which is so so wrong, there is so much more that is so crooked about the organization that I don't have time to post, but if anyone gets a phone call and it starts this is so and so from statewide appeal calling for the texas state troopers association do ask to be removed from the list because with that verbiage they legally don't have to say put me on your internal do not call list, then they have to put your phone number out of the auto dialing system. Just don't donate to this organization please, if anyone wants to know more about this crooked ass organization e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be able to answer any questions you have, and if the news or anyone else wants to know more about what goes on inside by all means please do e-mail me.
My husband was contacted and told that the caller was an actual state trooper. He also said that the money goes DIRECTLY to the fallen officers fund.
He fell for it, but I pay the bills, so I did some investigation. When we got the paperwork, the return address is a PO box in Richardson, TX as has been mentioned.
I will continue to handle people gently when they interrupt my day with scams, because I don't want my day ruined by having been a jerk, however justified. But in future I will ask which officer it is, what is their name and their badge number, and their home city.
I will validate that it is indeed an officer, but my guess? Probably won't be. If it is, then I will probe further.
I like the idea of giving to fallen officer's funds. I have a bunch of cousins in the 'business' on the East Coast and they do put their lives on the line whenever they walk up to an incident. But I was a volunteer firefighter (yeah, a girl firefighter), and to me, those guys are the unsung heroes of the world! Talk about putting yourself in harms way...
Texas State Troopers Association called me again! I am on the do not call list and told them several times but they keep calling!! When I answered the phone, I said hello twice and no one answered even though I could hear someone on the line! My solution for this is what I call my big ugly yellow whistle! It will burst your eardrums when you blow it! I just blow it into the phone as loud as I can and then ask them if they can hear me now!!!!!!!
This Group is for sure a telemarketing company. The TSTA its self is an organization that provides the benifits to families, but in order for them to raise these said funds - they have to hire a telemarketing company - and that company is called "state wide appeal" - located in Tallahassee Fl. If you do respond to them and end up donating you will notice that the return address for the check is actually located in Richardson Texas. Why would a group locate on Lamar st. in Austin want thier money sent to Richardson Texas (Near dallas)?? Simple - b/c the telemarketing company knows if they used an address on thier envelope that was in Flordia - no one would send it back, so they purchase a PMB in texas and get a forward put on it, when the mail shows up in richardson to thier address it is automatically forwarded by the post office to thier flordia address. another way to know they are a scam is that they ARE NOT NOT NOT TAX deductible... you can read this for your self on thier web site - www.texasstatetroopers.org .... also you can read on this next link about the investigation that the texas attorney general has underway and the real amount of money this org had duped from ppl... www.nbc5i.com (copy and paste both links to read them) This group is not really that bad - but the fact that they go into contract with a telemarketing organization doesnt say much for thie integrity. i would advise staying clear of the TSTA at all cost - i can go on and on a bout these guys - but as any smart person can see they are just bad news... stay clear!!!
These people call my business all the time. I have asked them to remove me from their calling list and they just keep on. They are rude and very pushey. I will no longer give to them. I have been told by several people that the State Troopers do not get all of the money this calling company does. Today I told them not to call me again. They called 5 time and hung up on me.
This is going on here in KC as well, as well as probably everywhere else in the country. I don't know how the gimmick goes elswhere but here in KC they want to send you a packet after agreeing to pledge a certain amount. I say everyone just agrees to send something in. Then, when they get the packet in the mail just throw it away without ever spending a dime. Of course they will call back wondering where the donation is so you can keep them going by saying you didn't get it and have them just send another. Over time, they will be paying more for postage than they are getting in donations and maybe go broke :)
bc it is a dialer, the DIALER hangs up on people sometimes while your on another call with someone. in that case we also get screamed at. Oh and heres some advice.. if you dont pick up the phone we have to put you as a 'call back at another time' it doesnt matter if my coworker has already spoke with you, bc like i said its a dialer and i dont know who it has called and who it hasnt. and the same thing applies if you pick up and hang up. The thing to do is always pick up and politly but sternly say 'ive spoke to your guys before, i do not want to donate, please take me off your calling list' or something more brief if needed.
and last but not least.
the TSTA makes cold calls all over texas looking for concerned citizen who would like to help out troopers and/or their family. this year 40% goes to the troopers only because of how many people commit to donationing and we send out the stickers and the self addressed envelope and recieve nothing. (hurting more than helping)
well yall have a good day and feel free to email me.
obviously none of yall have ever had to work as a telemarketer. First off as you know in many offices their are alot of people working there and in this office everyone is doing the exact same thing. The DIALER is dialing and then you answer the phone, we say hello how are you?? blah blah blah.. then in most of your cases you say take me off the list, in that case i would take you off the list. A lot of people are knew working the job (bc no one wants to work it) so they arent used to the buttons.. then people like me end up calling you again and getting screamed at. i dont know about you but when some one yells at me, i dont give a rats ass what the have to say. also
There ya go. Word straight from their mouths that they will never call you. I called my provider today(windstream), and they told me that I can go to MY "local law enforcement" and fill out a phone nuisance trace form to be filed with them and windstream. Then, when these "unknown number"s call, I just wait till at least 2 rings. Pick the phone up, hang it up, and dial *57. That traces the last call. Immediately call Windstream, and they will dig that info out of their database, and forward it straight to the police. Downside??? ...it costs $8 a pop for me here everytime I hit *57. However, if that puts that number on record with the police, it was money well spent. Have fun!
do not know who it is
The message was from NRA, for some name that I don't know, and the number to call back started with KKK
wish they would STOP calling will not leave a message
They're baaaaack! Started harassing my number again after laying low for a month. I do believe that rather than waste our time with the FCC, perhaps we need to contact our state reps & state senators about this -these are state LE pensioners who are perpetrating this grievous harm against the law-abiding citizens of this state, are they not? Threaten to pass a constitutional amendment (we're good at that,lol!)which allows the legislature to decrease the trooper retirees' pensions by $1/day for every single complaint they receive from the victims of their harassment. Otherwise, they're going to need one THOUSAND rangers for the one riot they're gonna be looking at if this nonsense keeps up.
I get numerous calls each week from this number and one with the 281 area code. They state that they are Texas State Troopers, not the Troopers Association then start in on how one of their troopers has lost their life. I've told them not to call again as I'm on the Do Not Call list, but they don't stop.
This is the Texas State Troopers Fundraising Association. I looked the org up and found a KPRC (Houston Channel 2) video that says the telemarketers keep 60% of what you donate and much of the rest goes to lobbying rather than to the causes that the solicitors say the money goes to: www.click2houston.com
RECEIVED CALL FROM ABOVE NUMBER.... I DID NOT ANSWER .... THEY LEFT NO MESSAGE. CALLER ID SHOWS:
S A I ....
one of the magazine shows says these calls come from prisons... who have all your info! THAT'S COMFORTING!!
These people are so rude, we made the mistake of donating years ago and now they harrass us weekly !
*60 puts them on Call Block !
Caller ID said S A I when i ANSWER i JUST HEAR A TONE AND NOTHING...
calls and sits there and then hangs up.
Just called. Hung up as soon as I answered. I have received calls from T Sta before and they are always asking for money for Texas State Troopers Assn. I don't think it is legit.
Texas State Trooper Association. They are relentless, I have told them not to call back SEVERAL times. I have been told it is a scam and money does not go to troopers.
If I'm not mistaken, the Do Not Calls Lists, both State and Federal, do not have any effect on calls like this. They "say" they are something to do with the Texas State Troopers, obviously wanting donations. Told the guy to take my number off his calling list this morning and he said he didn't have any control over the list, the numbers just come up. No doubt they have a computerized call list that SOMEONE adds to, but apparently he wasn't that savvy. Anyway, if I'm not mistaken these types of calls aren't affected by the DO NOT CALL lists. I believe those lists ONLY apply to product solicitation calls, non-profits and donation requests are not covered. Not a great system by any means, but at least the decrease in sales calls is a help. Meanwhile, if T STA comes up on your caller id, just don't answer it!
Unsolicited and unwanted call, no message left of answering machine or voice mail.
The caller ID Says T STA. If I don't know who's calling, I don't answer the phone. Funny thing is, after they call, another call comes in Out of Area. Probably the same? Anyway, they call several times a week and never leave a message.
It's a scam. Nothing more. So here is my fix to their problem as with any repeat unknown caller. Program my home phone to forward to my cell phone. Program that number into my cell phone to answer with a "silent" ringer. That way if I am at home I hear the main number chip....not a full ring...meaning a call is coming through.....and then await the call on my cell. If the cell lights up but doesn't ring, I know it was one of those idiots calling again. If I want total silencio I turn off the ringer on my home phone as well. That way those jerk callers don't disturb me at all. Yes, they use the same number time and time again so they are easy to program and predict. You would think that the REAL Texas DPS troopers would do something about these shysters if they value what's left of their good name.
I asked that I not be called again, and I was talked down to, told I didn't support law enforcement, and that they could call as often as they pleased, because laws do not apply to them. I am incensed at the sheer number of times they call. Arrogant bastar__!!!!!!!!!
According to a Lubbock DPS Captain, they are powerless to stop the scam perpetrated by three retired DPS Toopers. They will tell you that donations are used for the retired trooper's fund which is true. But it only goes to the bank accounts of the three retired DPS troopers that are actually running the scam. And the beat goes on.... WHY are we so powerless aginst these crooks? Must we hire "Jack Bower"?
Stupid idiots call and hang up on me they need not call my house again.
Mike said: "I found their phone number 512 450 1814... I set my computer to call them using the dialing option. It called them all day and just hung up on them like they did me."
Now there's a clever boy! It's time we started fighting fire with fire. The crooked sociopaths at T. Sta are remorseless about all the harm they do to us. Let's see how they feel getting a taste of their own pois...er...medicine!
This has got to be one of the most abusive 'telemarketing' (more like telescamming) outfits harassing phone owners out there today. They do not honor "do not call" requests, they hang up if no operators are available when the 'mark' picks up (scaring little old ladies who think they're being stalked). If the REAL Texas State Troopers don't want every citizen of the lone star state to turn against THEM, they would do well to put down their doughnuts & get busy putting these sleazy, theiving frauds out of business, pronto!
I found their phone number 512 450 1814... I set my computer to call them using the dialing option. It called them all day and just hung up on them like they did me.
This number has called numerious times. I just happened to miss this call today and am very glad!
This is the Texas State Troopers Association. They do not have to follow the DNC
Called twice today, I had no idea who it was.
called soliciting donations. I'm on a national and state no call list. Told them not to call me again or I will file with the state and federal authorities.
You are wasting your time calling this number. I do not cater to unsolicited calls, especially telemarketers.
Why don't companies just get their name on the ID. i will not answer these and just click them off. They are not always the State Troopers. T STA can be anyone that contracts with that company
I wasn't home, so I didn't answer and am glad now after reading all of this, but they didn't leave a message.
They call me all the time. Same scam. Why did we waste our time getting on a do not call list if they can still call?
the reason why you keep getting calls is because this is a telemarketting scam. the money doesnt go to the troopers it goes to politicians in austin. there was a news report on it in many cities. dont help them
no answer, one click and hung up
called me on a sat. morning before 8 a.m did not say a word when I answered so I hung up after about 10 sec. of silence.
they said it was dps and he was very rude on the phone!i have already sent in a donation to the same people and was sent a card and window sticker,so when i told him that he yelled at me that i didnt donate and he wanted to talk to my husband because he would tell the truth!you can imagine what i told him then!also everytime they call its real loud and you can hear other men talking and yelling in the back ground almost like they are at a party or something!thanks
I receive calls from this number alot. They never leave a message. I don't answer unknow calls. I figure if it is important enough they will leave a message.
I have been receiving calls from these guys since December. Even after I have said "NO" to giving them any money and telling 3 different callers to take me off the list they still call every week. Can't someone make them stop. I am posting this after receiving 2 calls today at my office. This is ridiculous!!
No Police assoc. or dept. uses the phone to solicit. This a scam!
it is texas state troopers association but it is a scam they actually have nothing to do with the texas state troopers
My number was called on 4/27/07. Answered and was disconnected. They had called once before asking for money.
These guys are rude thieves. They need to get a real job - absolute crooks they are.
they are asking for money and at times they have been rude so I no longer answer them
T Sta on the ID. DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO THIS PHONE BANK RIPOFF!
Hung up after 1 ring... annoying
This is the Texas Assoc. of DPS. They want donations. They are not affliated with Texas DPS.
Accidentally answered this, as soon as I heard the first beep I hung up.
This is the second time they called me after I had told them to take my no. off of their list!!! I know that this is a Rip off because we have friends that are State Troopers and theyt told us so!How do I get them to stop calling me?
Answered (accidentally) and heard 3 touch toned entered, then no sound. I am afraid I was just marked as a working number. Am going to report them to Do Not Call violators.
I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST! We have several friends that are Texas DPS Troopers and they all have told us that this is a SCAM!!! I did not answer this call because it did bot show an ID.
This number has call many times. Do they never give up?
They call and do not leave a message ... looking for $$$ I think ...
I support the Texas State Troupers Assn. but they need to show that on the ID. I get all kinds of telemarketers that call under T STA that i do not support and do not want to talk to. I wish the Do Not Call list would work.
Called today 1-11-07. Please prevent calls. From T STA
many times, 12-23-06, 12-15-06 @2:17pm plus many more.....i do not pick up!
They call frequently even though I have asked them to take me off their calling list.
they are the texas state troopers asssociation, fund rasing.
called , no message
Who are these people and what do they want? They always call and when I DO answer, they hang up.
left no message
One call showed T STA and another showed Out of Area. I don't answer this phone unless I know who it is. My answer machine msg outgoing only. Calls on 10-23 and 1025-2006
I have gotten numerous calls from this number - I have not answered any of them as they were suspect, and never leave a voice mail.