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Who Called Us

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

Leavemealone

I hate telemarketers. (Hence my name!) I value my privacy above all else. They never learn! Lady Gaga has it right: You can call if you want but there's no one home, and you're not gonna reach my telephone!

The following appeared in Q&A In The News from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Q: Why is no enforcement being done on complaints about the No Call List? I've filled complaints about one specific call for 2 years and they're still calling. -Conyers, GA
A: Do Not Call complaints are entered into a Federal Trade Commission database called the Consumer Sentinel system, which is available to more than 1000 law enforcement agencies, according to the FTC website. The FTC doesn't resolve individual complaints, but provides information to investigate companies, which "could lead to law enforcement action," according to the website.
To file a complaint, contact the FTC. Register a complaint by calling 1-888-382-1222 or go to www.donotcall.gov
(Article linked at www.ajc.com

Useful weblinks for everyone:
www.marketwatch.com
junkbusters.com
lifeslittleannoyances.com
lifeslittleannoyances.com
esupport.fcc.gov
killthecalls.com

295 calls reported

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Who CalledCaller IDDate
www.smshawaii.comSMS RESEARCH2010-08-19
World Talent Inc.2007-04-20
Wells FargoWELLS FARGO ADV2013-01-08
unknownAUTOSERVAMERI2009-04-13
unknownTELEPHONE SALES2009-04-13
unknown916-219-81362008-03-18
Unknown818-870-81662008-02-05
unknown586-218-11042008-01-17
unknown281-520-37612008-01-11
unknown614-453-63032008-01-11
unknownnumber only2007-09-12
University Press Center or Increaseyourscores.com800 Service2013-01-10
United Health Care800 Service2013-12-03
United Health Care800 Service2013-10-02
United Health Care800 Service2013-01-14
travel survey hotline2012-03-09
The Kalia, Waikiki apt bldg.KALIA INC2013-12-05
TFZ LLC2009-11-19
Tate Kirlin & Associates800 Service2012-06-29
Tate Kirlin & Associates800 Service2012-07-06
Sears Protection Agreements2012-06-30
Sears Protection Agreement800 Service2012-07-01
Sears800 Service2010-05-31
Revenue Cycle ManagementHonolulu, HI2011-03-18
Reliable Clcn AgncyR C A P M C2011-06-20
Recorded msg202-607-26192008-02-13
Recorded msg302-384-01032008-02-12
Quicken Loans800 Service2013-05-07
Pennsylvania484-380-30962008-07-03
OmniTrak Group Inc.OMNITRAK GRP IN2012-09-11
NRA2009-11-28
New Mexico505-397-37672008-07-16
Nevada702-399-58682008-07-11
Nevada702-520-13582008-07-02
National Rifle Association800 Service2011-10-11
National Kidney Foundation of HawaiiNATL KIDNEY HI2012-06-26
Medco Health SolutionsMONTAGE MED COR2010-08-31
Market Strategies InternationalMARKET STRATEGY2012-09-07
M serviss2008-11-21
M servissM serviss2008-11-21
Illinois847-915-79152007-12-13
Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHON STAR-ADV2011-10-26
HMSA Well-Being ConnectionHMSA-HAWAII MED2012-10-12
Hawaii Medical Service AssociationHMSA2012-11-14
FAQ HawaiiFAQ Hawaii Inc2013-01-05
Eye Surgery Center Of HawaiiPACIFIC ASC LLC2013-01-07
DISCOVER FINANC2009-10-26
Discover cardDISCOVER FINANC2010-08-25
Decision Support Systems, LPDSS RESEARCH2012-12-31
CVS pharmacy?SDC2013-08-15
Central Credit Services800 Service2011-02-25
Car warranty notice425-820-83302008-07-08
car warranty co.408-587-21162008-02-05
Braun ResearchB R INTERVIEWI2011-02-13
ARS NATIONAL SE2009-10-08
AMERICAN EXPRESS2009-10-09
Aetna Medicare prescx drug coverageAtlanta GA2009-09-09
763-392-37892007-12-07
623-238-62322008-03-04
36199230702009-06-27
188824083412011-08-23
(unknown)Salt Lake Ci UT2007-07-27
Atlanta GA2013-11-27
ALLEGIANCE CA C2013-12-03
Columbia TN2013-11-22
HBW LEADS2013-11-14
SURVEY SAMPLING2013-11-14
LOWER INTEREST2013-08-27
V821154140000182013-08-21
TOLL-FREE-2013-08-26
COMMPARTNERS CO2013-08-21
CustomerService2013-08-01
IP COMMUNICATIO2013-08-01
PAYPHONE2013-08-06
Philadelphia PA2013-05-10
Redmond WA2013-05-15
CREDITCARD DEBT2013-01-26
LEADS HBW2013-01-30
RCM2013-01-31
UNTD CEREBRAL P2013-02-01
UNITEDHEALTH2013-01-09
US CC SERVICES2012-12-11
AMERICHOICE2012-12-17
800 Service2012-12-19
V112415202000092012-11-24
V112415202000092012-11-26
V110915333700252012-11-09
TATE&KIRLIN2012-11-12
Minneapolis MN2012-10-18
COSTCO2012-10-26
U S FIN MRTG CO2012-10-26
PAYPHONE2012-09-27
M919013951000012012-09-18
NTI2012-09-22
80121492972012-09-23
TATE&KIRLIN2012-08-30
800 Service2012-09-11
LUCE RESEARCH2012-08-05
Tacoma WA2012-06-26
KIDS FIRST2012-07-05
800 Service2012-07-05
800 Service2012-06-26
COX MEDIA2012-06-26
LIBERTY MED SUP2012-06-12
KIDS FIRST2012-06-05
800 Service2012-06-12
KIDS FIRST2012-06-13
WARD RESEARCH2012-06-13
ASB HAWAII2012-04-26
Orlando FL2012-04-26
DSS RESEARCH2012-04-28
ELLORA TELECO2012-05-09
Salem OR2012-04-18
SMS Research2012-04-20
SMS Research2012-04-22
Peer News2012-04-22
J+B MORTRANSFER2012-04-04
SECURITY ONE2012-03-28
MEDCO PHARMACY2012-04-05
MABUHAY2012-04-05
MEDCO PHARMACY2012-04-10
Woodburn OR2012-04-10
Salem OR2012-04-11
CAC2012-02-27
CAC2012-02-27
FIRST CENTER2012-03-07
800 Service2012-02-29
SPECIALOLYMPICS2012-02-29
Wilmington DE2012-01-31
800 Service2012-02-02
BOULDERCALL2012-01-30
ALLSTATE2011-12-13
Norman OK2011-12-14
88 FRESH FISH M2011-11-29
800 Service2011-12-08
unknown2011-10-29
RADIORESEARCH2011-10-06
Atlanta GA2011-10-11
NOVATEL2011-10-17
RADIORESEARCH2011-08-16
800 Service2011-08-23
HAWAII MEDICAL2011-08-01
UNITEDHLTHCARE2011-08-03
RADIORESEARCH2011-06-21
CAPITAL ONE2011-06-24
V307202129000392011-03-07
MEDCAH INC2011-03-16
800 Service2011-03-06
RADIO RESEARCH2011-03-06
Cell Phone MN2011-01-06
800 Service2011-01-10
Cell Phone WI2011-01-12
Cell Phone OH2011-01-13
ANONYMOUS, A2011-01-14
SERVICE MESSAGE2011-01-04
NON PUB RADIORE2011-01-04
800 Service2011-01-07
MARITZ RESEARCH2011-01-08
NIK2010-11-09
800 Service2010-11-10
800 Service2010-11-11
800 Service2010-11-11
WARD RESEARCH2010-09-26
MEDCO PHARMACY2010-10-06
SMS RESEARCH2010-10-11
ER SURVEYS2010-09-05
Beverly MA2010-09-07
800 Service2010-09-07
Shyu Louis2010-08-27
RADIORESEARCH2010-09-03
ER SURVEYS2010-09-03
MBNA AMERICA2010-08-18
CARD SERVICES2010-08-23
CARD SERVICES2010-08-23
HERRADURA L2010-06-12
SENIOR HEALTH2010-07-01
UNITEDHEALTH2010-05-27
800 Service2010-05-27
R C A P M C2010-04-12
Sims2010-04-21
OTO INC2010-04-21
Wakefield RI2010-04-22
Provo,2010-03-06
Seattle WA2010-01-28
Closter NJ2010-01-28
800 Service2010-01-23
Atlanta GA2009-12-23
Weehawken NJ2009-11-23
800 Service2009-11-03
El Monte CA2009-10-14
800 Service2009-10-21
Beverly MA2009-10-23
800 Service2009-10-30
Gambrills MD2009-10-27
Buena Park CA2009-10-05
CALL CENTER, NY2009-10-07
Placentia CA2009-10-08
Houston TX2009-09-14
Houston TX2009-10-04
800 Service2009-10-03
VOXBONE SA2009-09-16
VOXBONE SA2009-08-27
Wayland MI2009-10-05
800 SERVICE2009-09-24
800 SERVICE2009-09-23
MERRILL LYNCH2009-09-15
San Francisc CA2009-09-05
FIRST CONTINENT2009-09-10
UNITEDHEALTH G2009-09-10
AMER DIABETES2009-09-08
San Jose CA2009-08-26
Atlanta GA2009-08-06
Conyers GA2009-08-07
ABSOLUTE SVCS2009-08-10
800 Service2009-08-14
715-254-02902009-08-12
DCS2009-07-21
Portand OR2009-07-21
SPECIALOLYMPICS2009-07-27
Houston TX2009-07-27
Haymarket VA2009-07-29
800 Service2009-07-29
SMITH COMPANY T2009-07-22
Seattle WA2009-07-24
800 Service2009-07-24
San Diego CA2009-07-24
Atlanta GA2009-07-20
Conyers GA2009-07-17
800 Service2009-07-16
Santa Ana CA2009-07-13
SERVICE ANNOUNC2009-07-14
Errol NH2009-07-14
Oklahoma Cit OK2009-07-14
TFZ LLC2009-07-14
CALL CENTER, NE2009-06-29
Manchester CT2009-06-29
Elgin TX2009-06-29
Chicago IL2009-06-30
Grand Rapids MI2009-07-02
Tekonsha MI2009-07-06
VOXBONE SA2009-07-07
Haymarket VA2009-07-08
NOT A COLLECTER2009-06-25
SERVICE MESSAGE2009-06-24
800 Service2009-06-04
Compton CA2009-06-27
Beverly MA2009-06-25
Chicago IL2009-06-27
CUSTOMER SVC2009-06-11
CUSTOMER SVC2009-06-11
Hunter2009-06-23
800 Service2009-06-24
CALL CENTER, NE2009-06-15
Stevens Poin WI2009-06-16
Grand Rapids MI2009-06-17
SERVICE ANNZOC2009-06-18
Pierce Randall2009-06-18
New York NY2009-06-19
Leesburg VA2009-06-20
Bernett R2009-04-28
ASIDFEK2009-04-28
TN REMOVAL LIST2009-04-28
TELEPHONE SALES2009-04-15
LOAN HELP2009-04-02
CUSTOMER SERVIC2009-03-30
RCS CENTER CORP2009-04-01
Tuscaloosa AL2009-03-31
AWD12009-04-02
Errol NH2009-04-03
Call center, MI2009-04-03
Green Bay WI2009-03-27
Rome GA2009-03-26
Redline Recover2009-02-11
Sparrows Poi MD2009-02-07
JPM2009-02-22
Redline Recover2009-02-23
Call Center, NJ2009-02-13
Lake Forest CA2009-02-13
Hatboro PA2009-02-25
NAME22008-12-10
RTI INTL2009-01-19
RTI INTL2009-01-17
IXE2009-01-15
REDLINE RECOVER2009-01-08
DEAD2009-01-12
Lake Forest CA2009-01-17
Denver CO2009-01-16
Errol NH2009-01-16
800 Service2009-01-16
800 Service2009-01-16
800 Service2009-01-16
800 Service2009-01-17
M serviss2008-11-21
734-864-96802008-01-05
1-734-864-96802007-12-18

86 comments

2014-09-158765750545

Call came to my mom's cell phone on 9/11/14 at 3:33 PM HST. A sort of garbled male voice, no Jamaican accent but did say "okay, buddy?" at least once, said that I had won about $400,000 from Publisher's Clearing House (PCH). He asked me if I lived in Hawaii and I said yes, that was the only info I gave him. Didn't ask for Social Security number or mailing address, or ask for my mom's name or even try to verify the phone number. I hung up when he let me get a pen and paper to jot down some information he was going to give me.

I googled this number and reports from 800notes and mrnumber popped up, I am suprised that my comment is the first reported case on Whocalled.us Though this site has many reports of PCH and Jamaican scams.

2014-03-112142321465

Excuse me but who is"us"?? You are an UNREGISTERED USER from Bulgaria not the United States, and you think this is a place to spam your business? Who do you think you are?!

2014-03-1193921918

On Feb 27th I got a voicemail alert on my cell phone. A robocaller left a message in a female voice that said “… regret to inform you that your debit card has been locked. To be reactivated press 1 and you will be transferred to our security department.” My parents also got a similar voicemail on their landline, and both calls were at odd hours. Caller ID is exactly as shown above, 8 digits so it's not a legit number that someone can call back or trace.

2013-11-228882774144

Relax people, this number indeed belongs to CVS Caremark! They called me this week because I mailed in a letter requesting my prescription meds be filled by mail. A customer service representative was patient enough to go over the medications I had used recently, the cost for the ones I wanted to get by mail versus a regular pharmacy, and finally confirm my mailing address. They did not ask for my Social Security number, and when it came time to pay I asked for and got a promise that an invoice would be sent because I wanted to pay by personal check.

2013-11-155092884568

This is "HBW Leads." They are a marketing company that cold calls people and hooks them up with auto insurance companies by providing free quotes on auto insurance.

2013-10-242024002719

A robocall just a moment ago from HawaiiRepublicanAssembly.com urging listener to oppose same-sex marriage in Hawaii.

2013-10-249077824705

Smishing (short message phishing) attempt today, text as follows:
“Subject:Message id:CRWV
CENTRAL-PACIFIC DEQF notification 964474.Please call urgent: [907]782-4705
"

2013-09-174127737510

HMSA (medical insurance provider) called about “preventive care health screenings" and gave a callback number of 1-855-260-4085, which is different from the caller ID.

2013-09-178889871481

Call from State of Hawaii EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and they gave a callback number of 1-888-987-2713, which is different from the caller ID number.

2013-08-219145302333

I would not trust what Thomas just posted about 1-866-246-7196. That number is also listed on Whocalled.us as well as <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.numberguru.com/866-246-7196">www.numberguru.com</a> According to similar comments, the website associated with that number is not registered. Bottom line: the only credible Do Not Call list is the U.S. federal one.

2013-08-087169906232

This number called at 3 AM and left a voicemail (cell phone was off): "...press 1 and you can now receive a free medical alert system. Or press 5 and we won't call again."

Thanks for that info Glenn. The AARP Bulletin article is "Cause for Alarm" by writer Sid Kirchheimer, page 30. Check it out at www.aarp.org

2013-08-072064960000

Left a message on voicemail- “It is urgent that you contact us concerning your eligibility to lowering your interest rate to as low as 2.9 percent." SOUNDS LIKE A MORTGAGE SCAM.

2013-07-215153096975

My family has all our cell phones on the Sprint network and we received very similar text messages at the same time yesterday (about 12 hours before writing). In the phishing message body, the letters after message I'd, CentralPacificBan.k, and alert is different in each message. The phone number (which apparently includes Des Moines IA) is always the same.

—————
Subject:Message id:HVHT
CentralPacificBan.k BQXY alert 417357.Please call [515]309-6975
====

2013-07-188777068643

Sorry, here is the correct link.
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://brianmorristech.com/?p=808">brianmorristech.com</a>

2013-07-188777068643

Nobody from this phone number had called me, but I got a postcard from United Vacations (on both sides) and “sponsored" by Frontier Travel (in small print below the United ones). I am pretty sure that they have no relation to Frontier Airlines, and this whole free-airline-tickets offer is a scam.

See this blog entry for more information:
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://brianmorristech.com/?p=808">brianmorristech.com</a>

2013-07-188772919729

Nobody from this phone number but I got a postcard from United Vacations (on both sides) and “sponsored" by Frontier Travel (in small print below the United ones). I am pretty sure that they have no relation to Frontier Airlines, and this whole free-airline-tickets offer is a scam.

See this blog entry for more information:
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://brianmorristech.com/?p=808">brianmorristech.com</a>

2013-06-076128173846

This MN number is what Union 76 gas stations in Hawaii use to send text messages about promotions and contests. If you don't want them to contact you, text back STOP.

2013-06-078666135397

Dyna Recovery Solutions, this was the number provided to call back but the caller ID says a 415 number which is San Francisco CA. Most likely a debt collector.

2013-06-078884979800

Nice move (but little comfort) that a continental US company would insert a Hawaiian word into their robocall. “NTO Financial Services is a debt collection company. This is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be for that purpose. Mahalo."

2013-01-078109364863

January 3rd I got a text message on my cell from this number. The exchange went as follows.
Text to me: hey (my name)
Me: Who is this? (Another friend's name)?
Text to me: ;) a.dd me on y.a.h.0.0. msngr .. ID is jocelynchick5

I don't know anyone IRL or on Facebook called Jocelyn so that's why I was suspicious, and who types "y.a.h.0.0." instead of Yahoo? A quick search at 800notes.com shows similar text spam from this and one other number with the same words... so I guess that even if I answered with "hi darling, can you come over so we can bake cookies?" I still would get the same automated answer.

2012-11-282022470540

I got a text message from this number on November 23rd saying: "hey Gary check this out, ppl are makin $60h+ from home www.workhome888.com - Alec"

How the heck did this person get my name and cell phone number, and does text spam fall under the federal Do Not Call list?

2012-11-286365796003

I got a text message from this number on November 2nd: "Hey Gary, not sure if you or anyone you know still smokes. But www.smoke00.com is giving away free e-cig trials. - Mike"

One, how the heck did this person get my name and cell number and two, are text messages covered under the federal Do Not Call list?

2012-07-248082216857

Text message to my wife's cell phone on July 22nd: "Your entry in our drawing WON you a free $1000 Bestbuy Giftcard! Enter "808" at www.bestbuy.com.tbtv.biz to claim it and we can ship it to you immediately!" Searching Bing for that web address showed results of similar spam from California and Minnesota phone numbers.

2012-04-275038773590

Apparently this number is one of at least two phone numbers that are on Whocalled.us

HBW Leads LLC (telemarketers for insurance companies)
hbwleads.com
support@hbwleads.com
 
Caller ID: Salem  OR 503-877-3590
Mailing Address
  1880 Lancaster Dr. NE, Suite 114
  Salem, OR 97305
Call back number (from website): (800) 456-2701
Additional number (from Oregon BBB): (503) 587-3405

2012-04-273104358887

Advice column from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser two days ago--
Question: I recently received two text messages from Walmart on my mobile phone. The messages said that I was selected to receive a free $1,000 gift certificate. All I had to do was go to “www.walmart.com.wmgc.biz” for my prize. I have not signed up for any prizes from Walmart and have never given Walmart my mobile phone number. Is this a phishing scam? The text message was sent from 310-435-8887.

Answer: You are smart to be wary of any unsolicited message saying you have won “a prize.”

You are advised not to reply to such messages or open any attachments.

Walmart posted a warning March 12 on its website — www.walmartstores.com/PrivacySecurity/10840.aspx — about “a sudden increase in scam text messages referring people to a site where they can ‘claim a Walmart Gift Card’ by entering certain private personal information.

These attacks that take place through SMS text message technologies to personal mobile phones are scams and are in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Walmart.”

This is an example of a “SMiShing” scam involving SMS (Short Message Service)/text messages, which asks for personal/financial information, as opposed to a “phishing” scam, which uses emails to fish for the same kind of information.

The Federal Trade Commission has a Web page with information on how to deter or deal with identity theft.

Source <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspremium/20120425_Know_whats_legal_before_you_buy_that_lottery_ticket.html">www.staradvertiser.com</a>

2012-04-149515341074

A text message I got from this number yesterday, no name or identifying organization: "Are you having a hard time paying your mortgage? Do you need help restructuring the mortgage to get a lower payment? If so, reply HELP. To cancel, reply STOP." Obviously, I deleted the message without answering.

2012-03-024052836795

That wasn't a wise move Trudy. There may be unscrupulous people (stalkers, telemarketers) trolling this public website. The people who post comments, nor the people who run the place, can not stop the nuisance calls for you. We are only here to let others know of our experiences.

2011-12-164074299999

Deborah you have my sympathy that you and your mother are dealing with this. Can you provide any information on who "they" are? Debt collectors or scammers/fraudsters? Names or companies? Grab a notebook and write down a log of who, what was said, when and what days, and what you've told them… a paper trail will help if you need to take legal action. If fact if you have not filed a complaint with the FTC that they are continuing to harrass you even after being told to stop, you should do it now. Contact your state Attorney General's office and see if they can help.

I just read some comments on here from Resident47 who seems very helpful and patient; maybe he can provide further advice.

2011-12-166128089783

So I googled this 612 number, and another mystery caller site (like WhoCallUs) recommended submitting this form <a rel="nofollow" href="http://wcaconsent.com/DNC_Removal.asp">wcaconsent.com</a> I asked my phone number to be removed, we'll have to see if this company makes good on it.

2011-10-283127751289

A company called Survey Synovate that conducts surveys for Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). May use call centers out of India.

Website: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.synovate.com">www.synovate.com</a>
222 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60606

Telephone: +1 312 526 4000
Fax: +1 312 526 4099
Caller ID: 312-775-1289

2011-10-288089489575

The caller is a debt collector. May go by the aliases of David Sakamoto or Terry Kim. Google does not list a website but if you or your family are being harrassed by rude calls, consider reporting them to the Better Business Bureau.

Guardian Capital Management Hawaii LLC (GCM)
1580 Makaloa Street, Suite 920
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Callback number: (808) 948-9575

2011-10-254258802106

HBW Leads LLC
(telemarketers for insurance companies)
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hbwleads.com/">www.hbwleads.com</a>
support@hbwleads.com
 
Caller ID: HBW 425-880-2106
Mailing Address
  1880 Lancaster Dr. NE
Suite 114
Salem, OR 97305
Call back number (from website): (800) 456-2701
Facebook page <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/HBW-Leads-LLC/118814312481">www.facebook.com</a>

2011-10-172025256140

@Jennifer Same here. It's a robocall from the Teamsters union to vote in their election, they called my home phone several times. Sometimes with Bill Clinton's voice, other times with actor Danny Devito.

2011-08-127032919005

NRA could very well mean "National Recovery Agency" though I can't find this particular phone number on their website (they're based in PA not VA). This lawyer filed a lawsuit against them in 2009: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://fairdebtcollection.typepad.com/fair_debt_collection/2009/06/new-fdcpa-case-against-national-recovery-agency-nra-group-llc.html">fairdebtcollection.typepad.com</a>

2011-03-197024107802

A Facebook friend got a call from this number and the person/s on the other end will claim to be from a bank who is calling because your account is going to be closed. Beware the scammers and identity thieves!

2010-11-117025201452

A recorded message that goes: "This call is for ____. This is not a marketing cal. If you are ____, press 1. If you are not ____, press 2." If it is debt collector CCS, why doesn't it say so on their caller ID?

2010-11-036178480479

I got this text message on Oct. 29, says FHB in the From line:
Subject: message
First-Hawaiian ALERT. call 617-848-0479

I don't do business with First Hawaiian Bank and they sure wouldn't be contacting me from Mass anyway!

2010-10-238085373356

Okay so SMS calls asking for the "oldest male in the household" for some kind of Dept of Health and Centers for Disease Control survey... Dad spends half an hour answering dozens of questions. Near the end he gets upset and refuses to answer any more (must have been a pretty intrusive question). Now the stupid operators won't stop pestering us for getting us to complete it, they say there's only 7 questions more.

I answer and tell them he's not going to answer any more, they say he has to tell them he wants to stop. But once he gets on, they try to badger their way on! How do we stop the calls? The DOH website has no information about running a recent survey.

2010-10-235207984152

My father got a call from this number, income figures and names and addresses were all correct. The other end had a bad connection and said he would call us back. As far as we can tell, yes this really is the US Census Bureau.

Why does a census need to be conducted? Main reaon: Federal money. It goes towards roads, schools, Social Security, and social services in your community. It tells your Congressional representatives and state government how many live and work there. Don't blame the Feds if you don't know what a census does! Were you asleep the entire year and missed the PR campaign in the news and T.V. commercials?

2010-10-239493352291

Text message spam to my cell phone from this number: "Eliminate up to 90 percent of your debt really!"

2010-10-178775658456

A recorded message on our voicemail: An "immunization reminder call" from Safeway pharmacy about getting flu shots.

But another number is given where I'm supposed to enter the ten digit phone number to opt out. 1-866-284-6198

2010-07-228004995036

Caller ID says "800 Service" but it's HMSA Care Connection. A health insurance company's disease management program for Hawaii residents.

2010-07-134064652668

This phone number was in spam I got in my personal email; apparently it's run by a guy named Pastor Jim Burns of Montana. Website they gave is <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.reciprocitynetwork.info">www.reciprocitynetwork.info</a>

2010-07-106267890857

It appeared to be Sears calling to offer an extended warranty for a washer/dryer unit we bought.

2010-07-068087352811

This is a legit call: Longs Drugs (Hawaii) uses a robocall system to tell you that your prescription meds are ready for pickup. Phone number connects you directly to the right store branch.

2010-06-058888950246

I received a call from a woman soliciting campaign donations for US Representative Charles Djou... active member for $40 and "sustaining" member for $20. When I asked if I could donate online, she gave me the local GOP website. Calling the number back gets you "Carly Fiorina for Senate" though.

2010-06-028084473232

RCM (Revenue Cycle Management) Hawaii is a debt collection agency. Site is at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rcm-hawaii.com/">www.rcm-hawaii.com</a> Looks like Queen's Hospital contracted them.

2010-06-028004461022

Here's what you guys should do if HSBC credit card account svcs keeps calling you:

* Press 2 to have your phone # removed from the telemarketing call list
* Use your telephone keypad to enter your phone #
"Your telephone number has been recorded. Please note it may take up to 30 days...."

Let's hope it works.

2010-05-317632443377

United Health Care Medicare Solutions

2010-04-235033341620

"Bernett R" called 4:32 on a Thursday afternoon, they were doing a radio survey. I asked for talk radio or music, but the guy on the other end just repeated the question (like he didn't understand). Found out it's for local radio stations, mostly FM dial. Completing the whole thing took about 15 minutes.

2010-01-308667161544

Update: This number is fake, a recorded message tells you to go call 1-866-839-7277 which is the number for debt collector "Mercantile Adjustment Bureau". Here's what I found about them:

<a rel="nofollow" href="http://judgepedia.org/index.php/Flood_v._Mercantile_Adjustment_Bureau,_LLC_(2008)">judgepedia.org</a>
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-866-839-7277">800notes.com</a>

2009-11-307579628857

I'm going to go with the previous poster Al. Harris Connect is a real company, not a scammer or telemarketer operation. They sent me two yellow postcards by postal mail, their name in a corner and my schools on the front. I haven't received any calls from them, but I did call them at their toll free numbers:
1-877-252-5644 and 1-866-874-7468.

If you're bothered by either unsolicited calls or postcards, don't ignore them. Call them back and demand to speak to a supervisor if needed. The calls are "recorded for quality control" which means they are all monitored. If that doesn't work, then go one level higher and complain to the school, college, professional organization, etc. that contracted with Harris. Tell the alummi association that you will not donate any more money to them unless they can get Harris to stop pestering you. That'll get their attention.

2009-11-308772525644

Harris Connect, a real company which publishes school and college directories. In my case it's for Saint Louis High School in Honolulu.

2009-11-308668747468

Harris Connect, a real company which publishes school and college directories. In my case it's for the University of Hawaii.

2009-11-308773622803

Yeah the blog post is at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://federalism.typepad.com/crime_federalism/2009/09/18773622803-is-a-scam-is-acxiom-corporationdeliverynet-a-criminal-enterprise-.html">federalism.typepad.com</a>

Jerry I got the same text message from First Hawaiian, though I'm in Hawaii. I think it's a phishing scam (with forged addresses) not a legit company.

2009-11-308885971461

aloha@mail.tmail.com
alert

Your Aloha Pacific account is closed due to unusual activity,call 1-(888)-597-1461

Text message to personal cell, sent 08/25/2009 from number 3656. On that basis "jlr" I strongly feel it's a phishing scammer.

2009-11-294107748483

Telephone survey for customer service satisfaction, by American Savings Bank (HI). Takes about 5 min.

2009-11-266267863701

I just called them back today (Thanksgiving) expecting no answer but a man did answer. Can anyone verify? Maybe it's not the real number of the "collection agency."

2009-11-038005161014

A text message sent to me, dated July 19 2009:

"Aloha Pacific FCU. Charging privileges are temporary suspended. Call us at 1-800-516-1014. Thank you."
Obvious phishing attempt! They just send it out at random and hope someone falls for it.

2009-11-012133635124

Thank you too Eddie, I called them back (hit the 1 first) and a fast female voice said "if you want to be placed on our do not call list and don't want to know about our special program, please press one." I did and now I hope these boilerroom hustlers will stop!

2009-10-298662426767

A text message to my mother's phone several days ago that just said PLEASE CALL and this number. My guess is criminals looking for easy identity theft.

2009-10-068667161544

There are calls coming from this number, an "800 Service," that must be the same operation connected with 866-716-1545.

2009-10-058885437924

HonoluluEmployees@atmail15.tmomail.net
HONOLULU FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Notice.

Unusual activity - Call us now at 1-(888) 543-7924

05/31/2009
From:3564

2009-10-058669457383

8669457383@kalanet.com
Aloha Pacific FCU.

Please call us immediately at 1-866-945-7383 regarding recent restriction placed on your account.

02/01/2009
From:3622

2009-10-058888745817

8888745817@banetele.no
Credit Union N.A.

Please call us immediately at 1-888-874-5817 regarding reent restriction placed on your account. Thank you.

01/29/2009
From:3649

2009-09-262133635124

A recorded message that goes, "This is Sophie from the loan servicing department." (Not about credit cards and interest rate though.) It also said press 1 to speak to someone, and 9 to be taken off the list so I hit 9. Don't know if that works.

2009-08-184022200356

A recorded message from Yellowbook confirming receipt of our yellow phone directory from Paradise Pages (HI). I hit yes, and no for more directories. Personally I think 2 directories for a small state is more than enough, but these phonebook publishers are only interested in selling ads to make money; not accurate information or sparing the environment by printing fewer books.

2009-07-174086547683

J: I also got the same thing.

A text message sent to my cell yesterday, with an axmhupb@rcu.org From address: "HONOLULU CITY AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES F.C.U. has deactivated your DebitCard. To reactivate call 4086547683"

I don't have an account or card with that (real) credit union, but these identity thieves send them willy-nilly anyway hoping to catch a victim. Everyone be aware and alert because it looks like they operate across the country!

2009-07-176782536210

A moment ago I just got an automated recording that starts, "This is a public health message to all Americans." Selling insurance discount plans. Hit # multiple times and that usually ends the call.

2009-06-272142219430

@John and travellinpat: From auto warranty scams to health insurance to anti-government healthcare advocacy... you know, I think this isn't a company or org. at all. Most likely a boiler room telemarketer company hired by [insert some other name here] to cold-call everyone on a list. So shouldn't they obey the Federal Do Not Call list?

They called June 9th at noon too...

2009-06-278884190485

A text message to my cell yesterday, no From address: "Aloha Pacific FCU Alert: Your CARD has been DEACTIVATED. Please contact us at 888-419-0485 to REACTIVATE your CARD."

2009-06-275167340884

A text message was sent to my mother's cell dated June 23rd from a Yahoo.it address: "This is an automated message from Aloha Pacific F.C.U. Your ATM card has been deactivated. To reactivate call 516 734 0884"

A similar one was sent to my phone too! Oh and we live in Hawaii.

2009-03-082317322059

Knujon.com (a spam-fighting organization) blogged that this number offered a car warranty scam.

2008-11-076463421831

nothing special

2008-06-068669251783

Contact info: Vehicle Services Inc. Customer Service: 1-866-315-1555
Telephone: (636) 447-0158 Telephone: (636) 922-3918
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.vsiwarranty.com">www.vsiwarranty.com</a>

2008-06-048669251783

Same here "doccora": Pink card marked **FINAL WARRANTY NOTICE** Recall Updates Available. Return address is Vehicle Services 1052 S. Cloverleaf Dr. St. Peters, MO 63376 but is postage paid from Wichita, Kansas. The recepient is a 100 year old friend who hasn't driven -- or owned a vehicle -- in years. He also gets recorded messages almost daily; wonder if they're related?

2008-02-248004725625

I'd just completed an appt with HR Block. Automated survey asking to comment on level of customer service.

2008-02-208667438547

Apparently a call from both a live person and recorded message. About Sam's Club Discover card... and get this, for a "Ryan Walker" who has never been associated with my cell phone!

2008-01-212815203761

Two calls from this same number... one for me one for my wife. Both recordings on our cell phone voicemail about car warranties!

2007-12-177348649680

Left a cellular voicemail that ends in automated greeting, "...press 7 to disconnect."

2007-11-114404990410

All I got was "...4 to disconnect" on my voicemail. Stupid telemarketing machines!

2007-10-132082419265

Someone named Don left an automated voicemail for a business opportunity: "teach communication, how to make money, and long term financial gain."

2007-09-288006790336

I checked NumberZoom and they list this caller as the Dove Foundation.

<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.numberzoom.com/en/800-679-0336">www.numberzoom.com</a>

<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.numberzoom.com/">www.numberzoom.com</a>

2007-08-108159601847

Computer telemarketer. Made 3 calls on August 8, 2, and July 31. I understand the area code is exclusive to Joliet, Illinois?

2007-06-168002150948

Please call regarding Windows Vista Beta 2

2007-04-238089461442

A woman called from this talent agency asking if I knew any "3 to 12 year olds" with acting skills. Said no. She knew she called my number was a cell because "if you do know any, our number is on your cell phone." Isn't this illegal??