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

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westernresearch calls from 9 phone numbers:

800-428-7502 801-437-3150 801-494-1992 801-623-4622 801-623-4623 801-623-4624 801-623-4626 801-623-4631 801-823-2023

200 Comments

(801) 494-1992

November 7th, 2013 d dee d dee FL

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!! ~

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May 6th, 2013 Talona TX

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.

March 25th, 2013 Amy FL

They keep calling my home all day Sunday

March 24th, 2013 Quickstep MS

None

March 17th, 2013 LMM PA

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!

March 16th, 2013 L. Meitzler PA

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!

March 5th, 2013 Annoyed also AZ

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.

February 23rd, 2013 tired VA

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.

February 21st, 2013 jim carlin OK

801 823 2023 calls 9 pm leaves no message

February 20th, 2013 jim NY

When i answered the phone, there was a beep and then it was hung up. Then a busy signal.

February 16th, 2013 Anon MA

Please stop allowing Keiyoro to play the victim, thanks.

January 30th, 2013 D OH

Called 4 times tonight !! I answered once - no one responds.

January 15th, 2013 Masked Avenger CA

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.

January 2nd, 2013 Anthony ON Canada

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!

December 30th, 2012 Annoyed AL

Called on Sunday. When I answered the line just beeped

December 17th, 2012 John WA

Call from Ogden, UT at 801-801-2021. This call came in on a Sunday at 5:12pm.

December 13th, 2012 Keiyoro CA

I sign up for one jailbait website, and they won't stop calling. I didn't even get to see anything good.

December 13th, 2012 California CA

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.

December 5th, 2012 collecting AZ

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.

November 29th, 2012 not ok with it OH

These knuck heads call us every day.

November 27th, 2012 infowarrior VA

Called number back and got message you have reached "Opinionology" a survey group. Please visit opinionology.com for more information.

November 26th, 2012 Concerned NC

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.

November 15th, 2012 Irritated MI

Just started getting calls and considering it's an election "poll" - someone needs to tell them the election is over
Very annoying

November 15th, 2012 702bILL NV

I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER AND THE CALLER Id SAID OGDEN UTAH. I ANSWERED "HELLO" AND THEY HUNG UP ON ME.

November 11th, 2012 CB MT

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!

November 1st, 2012 Pixie

no caller id - no message left

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October 30th, 2012 lil IN

political survey on candidates.

October 30th, 2012 Annoyed NC

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.

October 29th, 2012 mel NC

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....

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October 25th, 2012 Annoyed FL

Called me at 9:28pm... Kind if late for this nonsense. Didn't answer, no message left.

October 23rd, 2012 sharon CA

All I can say is thank goodness for call blocking. If they use another phone number to call,I will block that too.

October 20th, 2012 Al CA

I get a beep and then it hangs up. Get a daily call from this number.

October 18th, 2012 Scott WI

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

October 11th, 2012 Jim MI

Called three times today. Won't leave a message.

October 10th, 2012 Terri CO

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!

October 10th, 2012 Michelle WA

Caller hungup

October 9th, 2012 Anne WA

Called at 9:25pm--a little late for this, I think. No message left.

October 3rd, 2012 KH WI

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.

October 3rd, 2012 Annoyed MD

no name on caller ID display.

October 3rd, 2012 Michael C. MN

Didn't recognize #, didn't answer.
10/2/12 7:31pm CT.

October 3rd, 2012 nobody IA

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.

October 2nd, 2012 BP WI

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.

October 2nd, 2012 Corry WA

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

October 1st, 2012 Chuck MD

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.

September 26th, 2012 nr CA

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.

September 21st, 2012 theroyalgs CA

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

September 13th, 2012 CJ CA

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!

September 5th, 2012 sue

received call from this number Sept 5th, 8pm.

September 1st, 2012 Nicola MA

They claimed to be from Mass Dept of Public Health. They have called several times this week and never leave a message.

August 10th, 2012 gga CO

Did not answer hung up when machine answered.

August 7th, 2012 Annoyed UT

Got the call answered because have a funeral in the family in a few days. No one there how annoying

July 18th, 2012 timmyj WI

call every night at 8:30. Land line will soon be history thanks to calls like this.

July 11th, 2012 Resident47 RI

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.

July 11th, 2012 Olga WA

get them to stop calling!

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July 10th, 2012 lynx MD

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

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July 10th, 2012 Phoned2Death

Constant harrassing phone calls that claim exemption from the DNC database under the guise that they are a

July 8th, 2012 Michael WI

Didn't answer because I didn't recognize the numberand area code.

June 22nd, 2012 Nicoma PA

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

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June 15th, 2012 BeckyO TX

We have been getting an average of 5 calls a week from this number. When we answer, no one is there!

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March 21st, 2012 Karen TX

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!

March 2nd, 2012 DontAnswer MA

Didn't answer...went to voice-mail, but no message left.

February 15th, 2012 buldak WI

stop calling here.

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January 19th, 2012 Kevin VA

Did not answer.

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January 8th, 2012 Jim FL

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.

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October 24th, 2011 duck71 IL

Answered, noone on the other end.

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October 19th, 2011 tallent MA

Asked to speak to a specific member of our household regarding a survey.

October 14th, 2011 reporter WV

Hung up when answered.

October 11th, 2011 jh60 NE

called 3 times in 2 hours, never left a message

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October 6th, 2011 Lee Ann Element MD

Leave a message if you are a horse transportation buniness

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October 2nd, 2011 Belvedere TX

Political survey

October 2nd, 2011 KDel NE

What I want to know is how they get cell numbers that arent given out.

September 15th, 2011 npolson SD

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.

September 10th, 2011 Paul Anderson

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.

August 17th, 2011 Jan NY

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.

August 4th, 2011 CO CO

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.

July 30th, 2011 C FL

dead air, no one on the other end, but they keep calling

July 1st, 2011 jessica

calls all the time but never says nothing.

June 28th, 2011 Joseph FL

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. ;) :)

June 7th, 2011 SoCal CA

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

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June 3rd, 2011 J NE

Called over and over, needs to STOP!

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May 16th, 2011 Spokanner WA

Just came home and found this number and Ogden UT on my caller ID.

They didn't have the courtesy to leave a message.

May 14th, 2011 Dee OR

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 !!!!

May 1st, 2011 unknown PA

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.

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April 24th, 2011 Former employee UT

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.

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April 11th, 2011 bananawoman AK

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!

April 8th, 2011 geo CT

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.

March 4th, 2011 Bubba VA

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!

February 26th, 2011 Bubba VA

Looking for a registered voter for a survey. I just hung up on them and have now blocked them.

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February 24th, 2011 C. DROWN CO

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.

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February 6th, 2011 THE CAP MD

Have called six times looking for a registered voter.

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January 12th, 2011 timmyj WI

some lame survey takers. Human debri

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December 9th, 2010 kbcallie TX

It's a survey company, they want you to take a survey about your electricity usage.

December 8th, 2010 Resident47 RI

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.

December 8th, 2010 Concerned TX

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.

December 2nd, 2010 Max TN

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.

November 19th, 2010 Out of Area

Caller asked for male adult of the family

November 17th, 2010 Scott CA

"Jeff
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!

October 24th, 2010 Kris IN

they called several times today since 2:30 this afternoon, until 8:30pm this evening. According to my caller id they called 6 times.

October 22nd, 2010 Kevin FL

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!

October 21st, 2010 WP

They left no message. We don't pick up if we don't recognize the name or number.

October 19th, 2010 Michi FL

They called with my full name and wanted to know if I was voting. This was a woman's voice.

October 18th, 2010 Norby BC Canada

Hello good afternoon this is Kate Gonzales and I'd like to speak to ...

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October 13th, 2010 me VA

no message, must not be important. Comments to this to this site need to be monitored and cleaned up.

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October 6th, 2010 leonard tenorio NV

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?

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September 25th, 2010 rianne B7 Philippines

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!

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September 2nd, 2010 wayne matteson FL

stop calling my phone the # 772 873 1123

August 23rd, 2010 Linda FL

No one said anything when I answered

August 13th, 2010 Jeff FL

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.

August 12th, 2010 8-11-2010 ON Canada

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

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August 9th, 2010 Roxanne FL

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.

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July 29th, 2010 Tom FL

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...

July 22nd, 2010 Sandy WI

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

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July 13th, 2010 brettsux UT

hey brett stfu you fagamarketer
get a real job while you're at it

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July 12th, 2010 Delaware DE

Did not answer.

July 8th, 2010 Michael

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.

July 3rd, 2010 tl OH

They call 3-4 times a day the other number is 8018232021

June 21st, 2010 SGIFL FL

Did not answer

June 18th, 2010 Karen Baker FL

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...

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June 15th, 2010 Steve TN

Left no message. Hung up as machine picked up

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May 26th, 2010 It is A Scam OH

Report them to your State Attorney General by phone or their Web site,Also report your calls to FTC
www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

May 25th, 2010 Roger TX

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!

May 23rd, 2010 Ron FL

Could not understand her. Told her to call back when she got a better phone or connection.

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May 20th, 2010 Tom ME

I never answer unidentified calls but have received 4 calls from this "private" number in past day and caller never leaves a voicemail message.

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May 12th, 2010 bps FL

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.

May 11th, 2010 SGIFL FL

Hung up

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May 10th, 2010 do not call me WY

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

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May 8th, 2010 Mary Germany

Western Wats
801 823-2023
westernwats.com
701 East Timpanogos Parkway
Building M
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801.373.7735

May 8th, 2010 David 02 Germany

Western Wats
801 823-2023
westernwats.com
701 East Timpanogos Parkway
Building M
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801.373.7735

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May 8th, 2010 Pat IA

Western Watts- all your market research and data collection needs

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May 8th, 2010 Ann OR

Caller ID showed "Out of area" and phone number (801) 823-2023. Left no message.

April 12th, 2010 Jim VA

Have called 30 times in past couple days. Noone on other end.

December 8th, 2009 info HI

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.

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November 25th, 2009 jed B7 Philippines

for job purpose

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November 4th, 2009 Rufus Junior CA

Brett,

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.

November 3rd, 2009 S

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.

October 27th, 2009 ca TX

receive call several times per day

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October 25th, 2009 Bill Eastham VA

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.

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October 25th, 2009 Sgifl FL

Calls but doesn't answer

October 23rd, 2009 Doug FL

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!

October 23rd, 2009 Doug FL

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!

(801) 494-1992

October 20th, 2009 DJ VA

I didn't answer--they left no message.

October 17th, 2009 James E Johnson SD

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

October 13th, 2009 Anthony FL

Getting calls every two hours or so. No one there when answered. Very annoying.

October 10th, 2009 john smith MD

Called my Grandmother today and asked her to donate 25K to some Obama fund.

October 5th, 2009 Raejean MD

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.

October 5th, 2009 Alan CO

Brett has his head up his ass

October 2nd, 2009 Jerman NC

Called and left no message

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October 1st, 2009 Josh Jones CA

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.

(801) 823-2023

September 18th, 2009 Liz CA

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!

September 18th, 2009 Lisa CO

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.

(801) 623-4624

September 7th, 2009 scotty CA

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.

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September 5th, 2009 CouldBeVeronica CA

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.

September 5th, 2009 Jill CA

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.

September 4th, 2009 Carissa

Call just came in...so it seems...so many scam calls are coming in. I don' pick up.

August 30th, 2009 JIM CA

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.

August 26th, 2009 Angry

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!

August 25th, 2009 Mike NJ

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.

August 24th, 2009 Linda MO

They just called me at 9:30 at night on a Sunday..and just like Isabelle stated they did not say anything. Grrr

August 20th, 2009 JW NJ

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!

(801) 623-4623

August 20th, 2009 MissDarlene CA

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??

August 20th, 2009 MissDarlene CA

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!!

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August 16th, 2009 Isabelle AZ

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.

August 16th, 2009 CLH TN

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.

August 16th, 2009 Isabelle AZ

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!!

(801) 437-3150

August 6th, 2009 jane

can i see this number block number appear

(801) 823-2023

August 3rd, 2009 Mordac85 OH

These morons called 6-8 times repeatedly but never answered. Good thing too.

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August 1st, 2009 hehe 40 Philippines

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! :)

August 1st, 2009 hehe 40 Philippines

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!

August 1st, 2009 hehe 40 Philippines

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. :)

(801) 823-2023

July 20th, 2009 M CA

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.

July 15th, 2009 R CA

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.

July 6th, 2009 V Wagner FL

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.

June 28th, 2009 PB VA

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!

(801) 623-4623

June 25th, 2009 james isbell TX

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

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May 15th, 2009 Suz PA

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!

(801) 623-4624

April 30th, 2009 hELEN CO

April 30, 2009
5:45 pm
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

(801) 823-2023

April 26th, 2009 db CO

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.
db

April 18th, 2009 T-mobile user

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!!

April 18th, 2009 New York City NY

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.

April 17th, 2009 New York City NY

hung up on answering machine three times in two hours

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April 4th, 2009 Shiri

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.

(801) 823-2023

March 28th, 2009 Phil

Marketing, wanted me to participate in 12 to 15 minute survey.

March 21st, 2009 Thad TX

I'm actually grateful to have received so many calls from this number... It finally motivated me to install the Asterisk PBX script. :)

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March 20th, 2009 Nena

I just wish they would stop calling me. How can we block this call?

March 19th, 2009 pampam CA

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.

March 19th, 2009 Donavan CA

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.

March 19th, 2009 Hate freeks WA

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.

March 16th, 2009 Anonymice NJ

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.

February 26th, 2009 Jack

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,
Jack


"Success is learning to deal with plan B." ~author unknown

February 12th, 2009 A Mom CA

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.

January 24th, 2009 Rick NY

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......

(801) 823-2023

January 24th, 2009 telehater TX

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.

(801) 623-4631

January 23rd, 2009 amy CA

caller left no voicemail - dono

January 19th, 2009 Ray CA

wow i got my cell phone activated 2 days ago. How did they find my number so fast?

(801) 437-3150

January 17th, 2009 andruschak

Called at 6:46pm. Friday night. Didn't leave a message

January 16th, 2009 Mindy WY

Called and hung up

(801) 623-4624

January 13th, 2009 Kathy

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.

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January 10th, 2009 In Texas TX

They suck, always calls my number, dumb ass

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December 21st, 2008 junior M AZ

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.

(801) 823-2023

December 4th, 2008 PAresident PA

Receiving three calls per day--morning, early evening and 8:45 pm. Started a couple of days ago. 12/4/2008.