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
Western Research | Western Research? |
westernresearch calls from 9 phone numbers:
called @ 6pm, i didn't answer...who the heck do i know from a/c 801? thx for all your posts! now i'm glad i didn't answer!! ~
They call me around 8pm several nights in a row ... do not say anything when I answer & have called @ 8am &say nothing. They alsoo call in the mornings & say nothing. I wish they would STOP.
They keep calling my home all day Sunday
I received several phone calls from this number around 9:30 pm. I have school age children sleeping at this time. This week they had PSSA (PA State assessment tests) and yet the phone rang late at night to wake them several nights. Nobody ever answers the phone so I can tell them to stop calling. I am also on the "Do Not Call" registry!
I have received 2 calls from this number within 20 minutes. It just beeps. I stay on the line, and then a hang up and fast busy signal......How annoying.
Caller ID showed unknown name, person said they were an independent research group asking questions about Social Security. Am on do not call. Time: 6:51 pm.
801 823 2023 calls 9 pm leaves no message
When i answered the phone, there was a beep and then it was hung up. Then a busy signal.
Please stop allowing Keiyoro to play the victim, thanks.
Called 4 times tonight !! I answered once - no one responds.
When they call your cell phone do what I do. Answer it Verizon (insert your own provider) Security and immediately ask the caller to identify themselves, give the name and location of their company, ask the purpose of the call, and advise that you have "captured" this number per a federal warrant from the FCC based upon their customer's complaint. So far the score is: Callers 0 Us 5. Simple way to have some fun and scare them off. Be sure you do it each time they call. Takes only 2 or 3 times.
I'm getting these calls as well and I'm in ontario Canada and there's no reason for anyone to be calling me from there!
Called on Sunday. When I answered the line just beeped
Call from Ogden, UT at 801-801-2021. This call came in on a Sunday at 5:12pm.
I sign up for one jailbait website, and they won't stop calling. I didn't even get to see anything good.
This number has been calling me in San Jose, California for a couple weeks now. Three calls this evening so far, most recent was at 8:36 PM PT. I know these calls are BS (unfamiliar no-name and number) so I never answer it.
Be assured, "survey info" trickles on to many users. I believe this caller is just a subcontractor for a collection company trying to locate a debtor. They call relentlessly day and night. Clearly a nuisance in need of better accountability/regulation.
These knuck heads call us every day.
Called number back and got message you have reached "Opinionology" a survey group. Please visit opinionology.com for more information.
I received a phone call from a gentleman from this number 801-823-2023, he asked to speak to an teenager in the household. I confirmed that you want to speak to a teenager possibly a minor and he was like yes, I told him don’t you think that is maybe illegal, he said didn’t think it was. I lost my composure and proceeded to holler at him up one side and down the other and told him to never call again. I am pretty sure I will get another call tomorrow. He said he was from JD power and associates conducting a survey, but with a teenager and possibly a minor, Get real.
Just started getting calls and considering it's an election "poll" - someone needs to tell them the election is over
I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER AND THE CALLER Id SAID OGDEN UTAH. I ANSWERED "HELLO" AND THEY HUNG UP ON ME.
I get 2 or 3 calls a week from these numbers (2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023). I have called to be removed several times but still get them after months of requests to be removed. They are obnoxious idiots!
no caller id - no message left
political survey on candidates.
Caller called from opinionology 9:20 pm and yes I was very rude asked if they were aware it was after 9pm lady replied yes and I told her well some of us have kids that try to sleep at this time and I thought there was a 9:00 cut off on calls of these nature. I also told her my opinion was she needed to learn common courtesy on hours of calling.
they keep calling me from prov.ut.to get me to vote their way or choice,they keep using my gov.cell phone,number and wasting my minutes up,this is a scam,its, illegal and our news station here reported them for scaming people in our area. sick of this creep,their using a cell phone also....
Called me at 9:28pm... Kind if late for this nonsense. Didn't answer, no message left.
All I can say is thank goodness for call blocking. If they use another phone number to call,I will block that too.
I get a beep and then it hangs up. Get a daily call from this number.
They keep calling on my cell phone. I alternate what I tell them. Yesterday I told them I was voting for Ross Perot as a write-in. Today I just told the chick she sounded hot and asked what she was wearing. She laughed and hung up
Called three times today. Won't leave a message.
Called multiple times at 7- 8 pm and they just hung up but the fourth time I spoke to a woman who kept asking me who I would vote for in the coming election. But the people she asked me about are not running for any office in the state I reside in - Colorado - the names seem to be be made up! I am fairly active politically and I knew that the names were bogus. very weird. some sort of scam!
Called at 9:25pm--a little late for this, I think. No message left.
Got to phone too late, however didn't recognize the # when I did. MUMBLED message was left that we were unable to understand or decipher. The continual calls drive me nuts! Think this is the same number that I did pick up & he said they weren't selling anything, didn't want any money & asked if I had time for a survey. Trying to meet a work deadline, so said no & asked that they not call back. Received another call shortly after from them.
no name on caller ID display.
Didn't recognize #, didn't answer.
10/2/12 7:31pm CT.
no one on the other line -- they have called 3 times today - the last time was 9:54 p.m, the time before was 9:18 p.m. -- I was sleeping. please please do something -- I thought telemarketing, political calls, etc. after 9 p.m.
This company is now called SSI (Global Surveying Service) changed from Opinionology. Call them at 1 203 567 7200 and complain and tell them to put you on a no call list. They did for me but will see if it works.
This is like the 9th time this number has called
It just says unknown name and when I go to answere it just beeps like a voicmail
Im gonna start calling him back
A call came in and it registered as Ogden, UT 801-823-2013 on my caller ID. A female asked if they could speak to an adult in the house, someone over 21. I responded that if I'm not an adult or the adult of the house then there was no one to talk with. Don't I sound like an adult. She said she was taking a survey and asked if I could spare her a few minutes. I said go ahead. She asked what is the likelihood that I would vote in this election and she gave me a several options. I said I was definitely going to vote in this election. She asked what year I was born. I said I don't think I want to tell you that. She asked if I could please give her the year. I hesitated and then relented and gave her my year of birth. She said thanks and that concluded the survey.
Seems that I'm on both DNC lists, the Do Not Call registry, and the Democratic Nat'l Committee list. I prefer the former any day.
When I explained to them..this was a patient hotline...only to be used for Hospitals, this is a Homecare Agency and to Never call on this line again...I hung up and they called back 4 more x. I see they have been reported over 700 times.Exactly how long does it take the Attorney General to finally do something about this
Just pick-up and keep saying "hello?...hello?..is anyone there?" over and over no matter what they say. Always good for a belly laugh. They'll stop calling but I won't stop laughing!
received call from this number Sept 5th, 8pm.
They claimed to be from Mass Dept of Public Health. They have called several times this week and never leave a message.
Did not answer hung up when machine answered.
Got the call answered because have a funeral in the family in a few days. No one there how annoying
call every night at 8:30. Land line will soon be history thanks to calls like this.
Olga, no one reading this page can ''get them to stop calling'' on your behalf. A survey firm like this is not going to hide its headquarters contact information. If verbal demands to cease calling won't work, put them in print with whatever phone numbers are affected and send them USPS Certified with return card.
get them to stop calling!
called tonite at dinnertime. I said hello, no one answered, I said hello again, still no answer, no recorded message, nothing, so I hung up on them and reported them to the DNC registry
Constant harrassing phone calls that claim exemption from the DNC database under the guise that they are a
Didn't answer because I didn't recognize the numberand area code.
They keep calling my self phone. I finally answered and they said it was a survey and asked me about my phone service, how much I use a land line versus a cell phone. Then she hung up. They called back twice within a couple hours but it there was nobody on the line when I answered. Now I just want to puck with them
We have been getting an average of 5 calls a week from this number. When we answer, no one is there!
A call from this # around 2:30 p.m.--I didn't answer. If they call again I will answer and tell the caller I am not interested and not to call my home again. If they do, they will get an ear full, of me screaming at the very top of my lungs. I keep a list of numbers that called me by my phone for that purpose. Fight back!
Didn't answer...went to voice-mail, but no message left.
stop calling here.
Did not answer.
This number has called my phone six times in two days. Its a non english speaking person want to talk to registered voters in the house. Do not call should apply to politcal ads and surveys.
Answered, noone on the other end.
Asked to speak to a specific member of our household regarding a survey.
Hung up when answered.
called 3 times in 2 hours, never left a message
Leave a message if you are a horse transportation buniness
What I want to know is how they get cell numbers that arent given out.
This number has called multiple times past week. will call and no one is on the line. Has called 2-3 tme per day, usually one around 5:30-6:00 pm and one 8-9 pm. We are on the do not call list.
I just got a call from this number. Only thing on Caller ID was the number. Said Hello and was greeted by silence. Its 2:15 on a Saturday afternoon.
TO ALL who have been getting phone calls that are on a, do not call list, have unlisted numbers and so on.
I have been getting calls from the above number and others.
So to get even, I warn them 1st to please stop calling. If they will not stop, I tell them, they will hear the following, I BLOW A WHISTLE into the phone. It's just too bad. Some of my friends are also using horns, pots with a spoon, etc.
I have told my congressman, gave a list of the numbers, and nothing stops these people who do not understand the word NO.
So far I have been getting only one or two calls a day and noticed a major vast improvement.
I guess losing your hearing is more important, then making a call.
I know I and many normal people, would stop calling people who gave you an earful of a whistle!
Good Luck and pass on the whistle idea.
Been receiving calls from this number almost every night 8-9pm. First time she just asked if there were registered voters in the household. I said no (a lie) and hung up. From then on, I just pick up the phone and hang it right back up, disconnecting them. Sometimes, that might backfire as they just want to know what is a good time to catch you home. I hate these people and WHY would they
call and not say anything, doesn't make sense. I'm going to report to the FTC.
dead air, no one on the other end, but they keep calling
calls all the time but never says nothing.
They called twice today. There is a front end recording greeting where a female claims that it is not a sales call and asks to speak to the head of household. When I responded, no one responded. I think that they just robocalling numbers. If someone answers one of the lines then the others go unanswered, like mine today. So I believe that their autodialer will call again.
A little research shows that this is a survey research company called Opinionology from Orem, UT (the caller ID of "Ogden UT" is just a diversion). They were previously "Western Wats". They have a web site, westernwats.com, but you need a login and password to glean any survey results - probably for paid clients only. They have an EU Safe Harbor Truste affiliation, so they are probably a global company. I really don't think that they are trying to harrass anyone, because that would not get respondents. Their autodialer and response techniques may be a little aggressive, however.
Anytime the politicans throw their hats in the ring, we start getting these phone calls, so that's my guess. It happened before the previous preesidential election, and I'm sure that it will go on for this one as well. They'll try a number of times and flag your number then just quit calling. Don't get your blood pressure up. Stay cool. ;) :)
They have called 2 times tonight. The last call was at 8:58 PM and they do not leave messages. We are on the Do Not Call list. If they call back and it is a survey, I will have fun with them and make up random answers LOL
Called over and over, needs to STOP!
Just came home and found this number and Ogden UT on my caller ID.
They didn't have the courtesy to leave a message.
Called and asked to speak to the head of household.... 801-823-2023 / 6:53PM ( PST ) Ogden, Utah . I tole them to take my name off any all their lists, I would NOT accept their calls, and would not tell them anything.. GO AWAY !!!!
These people continue to call my house and then hang up when I say hello. My husband had answered the phone and she had wanted to know personal information about him, and then wanted him to do a survey. When he had answered the phone (cindy) had answered the phone and asked for an adult in the household.So since she was on speaker phone, my husband and I were both talking to her. She didnt speak english, and kept rambling on making him say definite no or yes, for a question she would tell him to answer yes or no. Then my husband had to leave the room for a min. and I went to go finish the survey and she got smart with me and told me she refused to take us off of their calling list. I told her this is harassment and it will be reported if she continued to keep us on the calling list. I asked her for the company name and she told me target.consultants, that is all she gave me. She got a bigger attitude with me and hung the phone up.
I used to work at Western wats and it is a complete joke- They recycle the number several times a day even after the empolyees have told the managers that the number does not want to take the survey they STILL use the same numbers and ignore what the person on the other end of the phone has said. I do not blame you guys for being angry, I would be angry too! Its hard for the workers because honestly we know that you guys have said no and do not want to be bothered with a "fast 5 min survey" that turns into a 40 min survey. So yay for your anger but just direct it to the correct people. Don't get upset with the worker but rather if they call ask to speak to the manager and chew them out for being idoits.
Called three times today. On the third call their number displayed. I was on the phone with a relative so I did not answer this call but as soon as I was off the phone I blocked their number...then I looked them up here and I am glad I did. I have the Panasonic phone listed below and I love the call blocking option. This is a great feature and I do make use of it.......the DNC registry does not work with surveys - but callblock certainly does!
calls every evening about 7-8 PM for about 2 weeks now. Does not leave message. If we answer, no one is there and then they hang up.
They keep calling asking for a registered voter. Now, why a few, "STOP CALLING US" comments wouldn't stop the calls is beyond me. Possibly, next time I will answer the survey, and LIE, LIE, LIE!
Looking for a registered voter for a survey. I just hung up on them and have now blocked them.
THEY CALL HERE EVERYDAY AND ABOUT THE TIME WE ANSWERED THEY WOULD HANG UP. WE WOULD TRY TO CALL BACK AND THE PHONE WOULD JUST RING UNTIL TONIGHT AND I WANT IT STOPPED. YOU CAN TELL BY MY E-MAIL ADDRESS WHO IT IS. I WILL CALL THE PHONE COMPANY AND FILE A CHARGE AGAINST WOUR COMPANY. AND WE DO NOT DO SURVEYS.
Have called six times looking for a registered voter.
some lame survey takers. Human debri
It's a survey company, they want you to take a survey about your electricity usage.
In this era of number spoofing and CID munging there is no absolute certainty, which is why these mystery caller databases exist. You'll sometimes have to compare the comments you find against the pattern and content of calls you receive to make a positive ID.
I do not know who this company is... every time they call, I answer the phone and there is silence on the other end. I am dumb founded at all of the other comment: one comment is that the company is a voting or survey company, another is a bill collector, and the other is prank calling. I am concerned because we have a private phone number and we do not know how this person got our information.
I think these folks, and all the other callers like them, have multiple numbers now, so even using call block doesn't stop the calls completely. But I do block them. And I don't answer the phone EVER unless I know who is calling. If it's important, anyone would leave a message. If they call multiple times without leaving a message, I just block them because then it's obvious they don't even know me and have no legitimate reason to call me. No more interruptions.
Caller asked for male adult of the family
Caller thought she had a live person, but was really caught up in voicemail....she kept asking "for a registered voter....hello is anyone there"? She then hung up, but has called two more times this evening."
I had this exact same thing happen on my work phone!
I'm going to call them back and tell them to remove me from their list. Because they are calling regarding voters, they are allowed by law to call even if you're on the DNC registry. It stinks, but look who wrote the laws!
they called several times today since 2:30 this afternoon, until 8:30pm this evening. According to my caller id they called 6 times.
Called 2 times in a row left voice mail asking if there was a registered voter in the home. This is like the 4th time in a week!
They left no message. We don't pick up if we don't recognize the name or number.
They called with my full name and wanted to know if I was voting. This was a woman's voice.
Hello good afternoon this is Kate Gonzales and I'd like to speak to ...
no message, must not be important. Comments to this to this site need to be monitored and cleaned up.
We recieved a call from this number and what sounded like a woman saying something in a sing-song voice to scare us on our answering service. My wife was shaking when she heard it and thought it was spooky. How do we stop this person from making future calls?
well idk i called them; got routed to their so called i.t department. got this guy- - - carlo he said. did not give me any real help whatsoever. said repeatedly i dont want to participate but this guy acted like he did not hear a word. i hated it!
stop calling my phone the # 772 873 1123
No one said anything when I answered
Caller thought she had a live person, but was really caught up in voicemail....she kept asking "for a registered voter....hello is anyone there"? She then hung up, but has called two more times this evening.
Got 3 calls in a row did not answer and they did not leave a message-801-823-2023 I am in zip cpode 63026
Called once today and I asked them to remove me from the call list. Called again tonight at 10:30 and woke me up, hung up on me. I called the number back and just got a recorded message with no option to speak to anyone.
They called my crop ph 3x this evening ( I have DNC) last one was at 9:20 pm
--- first call I thought it was a robot --- last two calls no one...
Just received a call from 801-823-2023 asking for my husband regarding a survey.. I told her, "no, no, no" and hung up. She then called back and left the following message, "F_uck You".....nice
hey brett stfu you fagamarketer
get a real job while you're at it
Call in the afternoon for the past 3 days (July 6-8, 2010). They have called before. Always no one speaks and after saying hello three times I hand up.
They call 3-4 times a day the other number is 8018232021
Did not answer
Forien accent, may be asian,a survey from my bank wants to know about my service.Since I know the people at my bank, I absolutely know this is a bothersome and hounding call. Never get to what they really want, I just keep telling them to STOP calling. They just won't stop...
Left no message. Hung up as machine picked up
Report them to your State Attorney General by phone or their Web site,Also report your calls to FTC
They wanted me to participate in a survey of problems the Country is facing. I told them I was not interested as I have before. I get a call from this company about once a week!
Could not understand her. Told her to call back when she got a better phone or connection.
I never answer unidentified calls but have received 4 calls from this "private" number in past day and caller never leaves a voicemail message.
I told the woman she has a reputation from one end of this country to the other and never to call my number again. Further investigation shows she works for www.westernwats.com, a national research/survey firm.
Frankly, I don't believe it, it was too easy to gather information about it.
I'll make the necessary federal reports to the appropriate agencies.
Caller hung up just as I answered. Left no voice mail message. I'm on the national do not call list. I just filed a complaint at complaints.donotcall.gov
701 East Timpanogos Parkway
Orem, UT 84097
Western Watts- all your market research and data collection needs
Caller ID showed "Out of area" and phone number (801) 823-2023. Left no message.
Have called 30 times in past couple days. Noone on other end.
I've met some of the people who work at this number. Most have police records (and a few are on sexual offender lists). So if they ask for the youngest member of the household, the person is not following the correct survey and off to get their jolly's off.
for job purpose
I don't give 2 shits about this company yer defending and probably work for. Don't pull the sympathy card with me or other recipients of this crap from Western Wats. I blocked the dumbasses and will to block any number they use from now on. Oh and I do not feel any shame. Go fuk yerself.
As always, I ask if there is compensation for answering their survey. If there answer is no, or unsure, I ask to be removed from their calling list. Unless the compensation is direct cash or a gift card, I always decline.
There are too many market research companies willing to pay for my time. I am a member of several and enjoy Amazon.com gift cards or checks.
receive call several times per day
They have called five times in the last two weeks. We have asked several times to be taken off the list. They keep calling. They keep commenting, they have a right to call and are not subject to the “do not call list.” So as a result of the continued calls I have sent letters to the FCC, the phone company, my Congressmen and both Senators, and my state representatives as well as the Governor. I will continue to send letters until this company and others like them get the message.
Calls but doesn't answer
I called the number back, but blocked my caller ID so they wouldn't know it was me. The recording said the company is called Western Wats, and that they do market research. Their website address is WesternWats.com. Let's try to get them on a few spam lists so they can be annoyed like we are!
I called the number back, but blocked my caller ID so they wouldn't know it was me. The recording said the comapny is called Western Wats, and that they do market research. Their website address is WesternWats.com. Let's try to get them on a few spam lists so they can be annoyed like we are!
I didn't answer--they left no message.
605-783-3746 Message: Cease and desist! Take this number off your call list. I did your lengthy survey this week with the hope of getting you to quit calling. The number of calls was beyond my patience. Now you have disturbed my privacy this a.m. and I am not doing another survey so PLEASE CEASE AND DESIST! Saturday, October 17, 2009
Getting calls every two hours or so. No one there when answered. Very annoying.
Called my Grandmother today and asked her to donate 25K to some Obama fund.
No message left. Reading everyone's comments, this is a poor way to conduct business as a third-party surveying agent. You are being asked to spend your time on the phone with them based only upon their say-so that they even HAVE a legitimate affiliation with the alleged client. Maybe these clients should be notifying the customers up front before they hire these people and unleash them on their customers? That is, we're Blah-Blah Company and Western Wats will be periodically contacting you on our behalf to inquire about your customer satisfaction?
Why should I spend my time or give out any personal information on any other basis? It's just ridiculous.
Brett has his head up his ass
Called and left no message
They've called me 3 times a day for the past 2 weeks. I've already invested in a 2 way voice-recorder. Every time they call I'm going to record the conversation. Of course in California I'd have to get their permission to record, but hey..
Now here's the real catch... every phone call they place to you after your do not call request carries a fine of $10,000 in court... I think I'll let em' call 3 more times before I take it to my lawyer, that way there's proof of harrassment.
Let's see how much they like the game when they have to play by my rules.
When you answer either nobody is there or there is a delay. These calls are computer dialed by the thousands and when you pick up, they're transferred to a "live" person who is usually difficult to understand. If a telemarketer isn't available at that moment, you get hung up on. I used to wonder why anyone would call just to hang up. Anyway, I finally got sick of these calls every day so I boughtt a Telezapper on eBay for 10 bucks. It's well worth it. The calls have definitely slowed down alot!
They left a message yesterday and the caller is a female who is very hard to understand. She runs her words together and has an accent. I answered the phone today to hear the same woman asking for the youngest male member of my household. Being that the youngest male member of my household is 9 years old...I demanded to know who she was. She sounded annoyed by my questions and said it was a "veryinterestinggovernmentsurvey". I told her if it had anything to do with the government that I wanted NOTHING to do with it! She quickly hung up.
No, you're not morons, you're mormons. It's worse. You don't get the fact that intruiding in other peoples lives is wrong. Stop fucking showing up at my house, calling my home, and trying to make me another robot republican.
Folks, I believe the reason these people get away with calling, in spite of the do not call list, is one of a few things:
1. Any company or affiliate you do any business with is at least partially exempt from the DNC rules. That means your bank, insurance, online and brick/mortar stores if you have provided them your phone number, mortgage co, utilities, credit cards, etc., or any company that they are affiliated with can call you no matter what your status on the DNC list is. You have to separately and individually opt out with these companies, and I believe you need to update your opt out status every so often.
2. Survey companies, such as this, can often get around DNC because they are not selling anything. It's the same way campaign calls are exempt from DNC.
3. New phone numbers have a certain grace period before they have to honor DNC, so a lot of businesses simply get new phone numbers every so often. They do this deliberately to skirt DNC, getting new numbers right before the old ones would become subject to DNC.
4. The DNC fines are small potatoes to companies making a lot of money calling people. Many companies simply choose to violate DNC and pay the penalties when they are caught, because they know that, statistically, they are only going to be caught on rare occasion. To them, it's worth it to keep violating the law because they only get caught a small % of the time and the penalties are very small compared to the revenues they earn from calling anyhow. It's a numbers game and, to them, the benefits far outweigh the penalties. The reward makes the risk worthwhile.
5. Offshore companies are virtually exempt from DNC because the US laws cannot be enforced where the US has no legal jurisdiction.
So, it isn't that DNC doesn't work, it's that there are too many loopholes. We need to pressure our legislators to tighten the loopholes. Make it a lot more difficult and expensive for the companies to get around DNC and we will get fewer annoying calls, at least from domestic companies (it's a lot harder to keep foreign companies from calling). Instead of spending time posting on these websites, we should instead be spending our time filing complaints with the FCC and trying to get our legislators to make the laws tougher. And, most importantly, we need to educate our friends and family. If people stopped buying things/enrolling in services/participating in surveys, there would be no money in making these calls and, by definition, they would stop. No company is going to stay in business when they aren't making money. These companies only make money when people take their calls and participate in what the caller is pitching (whether it's something that requires spending money or merely responding to a survey). It only takes a tiny percentage of calls to "pay off" by buying what they are selling or answering their questions if they are doing a survey to make it worthwhile for these companies. If we make it more difficult for these calls to yield anything, they will eventually call less often and eventually stop calling altogether. This is the most crucial part of the puzzle because even if we tighten the DNC laws and penalties for violation, if there's still money to be made in calling people, the business will simply move offshore where it is a lot more difficult or even impossible to enforce DNC laws. However, if the revenue stream from these calls dries up, so too will the calls.
They call every couple of days, at least once. Called it back, went to their website, and called the number. There's an option to be put on the do not call list - let's see if it works. This organization is awful - I don't understand how they even make any money. EVERY TIME I have picked up there was nobody there! Maybe they simply make up information for their clients - wouldn't be surprised.
Why would they never speak? Maybe the callers are paid per call and they just want to keep dialing - it's weird.
Call just came in...so it seems...so many scam calls are coming in. I don' pick up.
I wish these "people" would stop calling. This time I pushed "2" and got live operator. I let him have it with some four letter words and told them NOT TO CALL AGAIN!!! I doubt it did any good, but it wasted some of his time too.
They have been on caller ID 4 times in the last two days . . .and just called tonight at 9pm. I finally answered and they asked to speak to the male voter in the house. I have filed a formal complaint with the Do Not Call registry. I encourage everyone who is tired of these calls to do the same!
If the "Do Not Call" law doesnt stop these people from calling, what is the next step to take this jerk down? I am so ready to get rid of my land line phone. They have no right to call and then not say anything or hang up or not leave a message. No right at all.
They just called me at 9:30 at night on a Sunday..and just like Isabelle stated they did not say anything. Grrr
I just had this number show up on my caller ID. No message left. Now I have a chance to use the new call block feature of my new phone!
In addition to my other post I have a question. Why do people leave their email addresses in these posts, so that anyone can see it??
I received this call last night and did a search. Western Wats is just a survey company. They are not a bunch of weirdos or anything. I participate in surveys online, so this might be where they got my info. The call was not bothersome. If I was home I would have taken the survey and asked that they remove my name from their list. Everyone is so hostile before finding out who callers are. Also, why do people leave post to Western Wats on this forum? It's not like Western Wats is going to read or receive your message here!!
It's me again. I was so mad after reading how many people they bothered (there are several websites with complaints about this number) that I went to the FCC website and filed a complaint online. Everyone should do this!
Just go to www.fcc.gov, look at the links on the left, click on Contacting the FCC, then look under To Obtain Information via E-mail or Online Form and click on File a Complaint. Then choose your complaint type, click Next at the bottom and it will lead you through the steps to file an online complaint.
Time: 18:20 EST (US) Call about a servey.... Told them I wasn't interested ... Also informed them I am on a do not call list... was told that my number was computer generated ... (BS! IMHO) Hung up on them. This is the 2nd call from the same number today.
They call every day, sometimes 2 and 3 times a day. Sometimes they call at 9:30pm! This has been going on for weeks. They never say anything when I answer, just silence. I called the number back and got an automated message saying that they are Western Wats, a survey company. I'm going to see what I can do about these morons!!
can i see this number block number appear
These morons called 6-8 times repeatedly but never answered. Good thing too.
actually, we dont take sides, we're NEITHER with the democratic or the republican party. We're an INDEPENDENT research firm, and it's actually not us making the questions, it's our clients. We are only tasked to read survey question VERBATIM, and we get in trouble with quality assurance if we do otherwise. So pls dont blame the interviewers. We're not MORONS, we are actually professionals and MOST of are COLLEGE GRADUATES. we're anything BUT morons. THanks! :)
we're not selling anything, pls take our word for it. :)
And just a favor, pls dont hang up on us once you've already started answering our surveys... yes, we know that sometimes our political surveys take too long, but really, just pls cooperate with us... :) It takes a lot of effort for us to keep our respondents on the line, only to find ourselves hanging in midair after a good 15 minutes of interviewing just because you hung up on us. :( It's not easy to get people to participate in our surveys and we do have PRODUCTION RATES for individual interviewers to look after so pls, keep your patience and let us finish our surveys with you... :) YOU WOULD MAKE US THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH.... really!
Yes, we are exempted from the federal DNC law... if you dont want us to call again, just take the call, inform the interviewer to put your number on OUR DNC list. and yes, it's correct, the system will keep calling your number unless you tell us to put your number on our DNC list since it's our computer calling you...it's random digit dialing, not manual dialing. Then again, it won't hurt if you guys just take the time to answer our surveys...it would be like a win-win situation, you answer our surveys, we stop calling you, so everybody's happy. Really, completed surveys matter to us... if we're not productive, we get kicked out of Western Wats, so pls, help feed the hungry... answer our surveys. :)
Hung up when answered. They know not to talk to me because my wife did not answer. We are on the do not call list as well, which is also worthless.
Called me with a "local government" survey. Ended with "information that will help correlate responses" including number of people in household, age and, most disturbing, my name. I refused and she ended the call.
This is the second time today this number has called. One a 7:53 pm and one at 4:42 pm today. They never leave a message and it is annoying.
Well...it's 5:51 p.m. and within the last two hours I've received 3) calls from whomever this is. I have no clue - there is never a message left and I'm not picking it up!
why are you calling my cell do not call me on any of my cells again i donot take calls from 801 # if you have questions e-mail me at jisbell06 @excite 'com
9:15pm I mean PM and 9:48pm I wish I could bold the PM part! The phone rang from these maroons...when I answered (startled of course)they woke my husband up...no one calls after 9pm they said thank for for taking this call and hung up! It was a live voice ,nice,young girl! Must not know the law about telemarketing after 9pm. Well rude awaking today! I have contacted my local Consumer protection office and the FTC...The do not call list is not working! I am MAD!!!!!!!!! You have went too far this time and pissed off the wrong person! See you in court!
April 30, 2009
I received a call from your number 1-928-268-3060
My number is on the NO CALL LIST
Claim He could not hear me I call the above number back and it was your SURVEY CREW CALLING
DO NOT CALL NUMBER AGAIN IN THE FUTURE
westernwats,a data collection company. www.westernwats.com
they call and leave a burping sound on my voicemail. Not worth the bother to pick up the phone.
Woman called, asked urgently (by name) for the person who signed up for our family plan. We JUST signed up and got the phones activated no less than 2 hours ago, so I thought something had gone wrong. She sounded very urgent and demanded to speak to _____ _____ (blanking out the name here). I said she is not available but I will take a message. She insisted it is very important and urgent and demanded to know if I had been in a T-mobile store recently. Now I am in a panic. I didn't purchase the plan, so I said no, then she hung up. Weird. Now I see it was a scam, but she had the full name of the person who just bought this family plan hours ago!!
Three more hang ups from 801-823-2020 (which also comes in as 2021, 2022, 2023), and finally called Western Watts Data, a corporate phone survey company in Utah, which uses these lines. The central number is: 801-373-7735. Press "2" to get the "do not call" registry. I left a message, and lo and behold, five minutes later I got yet another call from 823-2020. This time I answered and a woman said she was conducting a survey for JPMorganChase Bank. Her voice on the line sounded digitized, but she was a real person, and I told her that if she didn't remove me from the call list, I would complain to the FCC and report the company to JPMorganChase. Not sure how much good this will do, but it's worth trying to call Western Watts to complain.
hung up on answering machine three times in two hours
I got a call from this number just moments ago. I said "Hello?" five times and nobody responded; all I could hear was static. Reading this page says they are conducting surveys. I have no problem answering the surveys, if SOMEBODY WOULD RESPOND WHEN I SAY HELLO.
I won't be answering again. I don't like when numbers I don't recognize call my private cell phone. There's a REASON why I rarely give my number out.
Marketing, wanted me to participate in 12 to 15 minute survey.
I'm actually grateful to have received so many calls from this number... It finally motivated me to install the Asterisk PBX script. :)
I just wish they would stop calling me. How can we block this call?
if WATTS is so cool and "nice," why is it moving its operation to Cebu in the Philippines? not just cheap pay -- they know President Obama will soon put them and all the other phone irritants out of business.
Outfits like Western Watts should be oulawed in the United States. While an outright banning is impossible, phone mills like WATTS would shut their doors in a hurry if more people would file civil suits over the harrasment and violation of privacy caused by this joints.
Fuckin Western watts employee of the month, get a real job and stop fuckin harrasing people and Stealing time and min of those of us with real jobs and have to work hard. for real. I fuckin hate the corrupted system that doesn't stand up for people. Harassment is illegal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We ain't falling for ur scam. idots.
MOST ANNOYING EVER. They keep calling while I'm at work or trying to sleep, and of course no one ever answers, so even if I wanted to talk to them (which I most definitely don't) I'd have to sit on the line a whole minute for the privilege. I hate these idiots more than words can convey. Here's some helpful feedback: invest in a better auto-dialer if you expect to talk to someone NOT pissed-off by the time you get around to the call.
Hopefully the opt-out email works. After five tries I managed to word it politely.
I got a call on my cellphone tonight at 8:55pm from 801-623-4631 and I didn't answer, because I didn't recognize the number. I looked up here and found complaints, so here's my report...
I called my cell provider T-mobile and spoke with Connor in customer service. He said that he was glad I called and would open a ticket to see who is calling and burning up customer minutes with this kind of thing. I would suggest that anyone getting these calls should call their provider and open a ticket like I did. Maybe we can put a stop to it that way.
Blessings and peace,
"Success is learning to deal with plan B." ~author unknown
This number called my daughter's cell phone. I read down this page and appreciated what the informed people had to say about Western Watts. I called back and was able to speak to a customer service rep, telling them they were calling my 12 year old's phone and asked that they please remove her # from their list. They were very kind and helpful. I never really mind offering my opinions on surveys and for those of you who get your panties in a bunch over it? Next time you wish a service offered to you had different options, had a better handle or had more flavor? Yeah, it's all because of people like you who think their time is so precious that it isn't something that satisfies you.
Have been continually harassed by these idiots. As to John listed above who is one of these callers who is asking us to be courteous, I say to heck with you. You stated that all you have to do is ask to be taken off their calling list....Baloney!!! I asked repeatedly for them to take me off their calling list and for them to stop calling me and they still call incessantly!! I don't know what good it will do, but I filed a complaint with the FCC because their calling is so relentless......
Called at 8:45PM, after my kid had gone to bed. I hate these people. There MUST be some way to stop these idiots. Signing up for the Do Not Call list apparentlyl doesn't work. We're now getting calls every night between 8 and 9 from various numbers, unknown numbers, etc., always after my child has gone to bed. I would get rid of my land line if I could.
caller left no voicemail - dono
wow i got my cell phone activated 2 days ago. How did they find my number so fast?
Called at 6:46pm. Friday night. Didn't leave a message
Called and hung up
I just got a call from the telephone number above caller ID says it is Western Watts. I don't answer and have my answering machine off because I get so many goofy calls and I am on the NO CALL LIST don't understand why these calls get through what good is the NO CALL LIST if I still get goofy calls like this. I get so many calls from unknown callers toll free calls calls from people using a calling card that I don't know.
They suck, always calls my number, dumb ass
der 4rm some company called western watts wanting to do a survey, espicially if your a new customer for t-mobile to see how do you like their service, it gets annoying when your texting someone on your sidekick and they call out of no where and its annoying.
Receiving three calls per day--morning, early evening and 8:45 pm. Started a couple of days ago. 12/4/2008.