This numbers just called looking for my grandmother. She died 2 years ago, this was never her number when she was alive and this numbers also registered with TPS. Wonder where they got their info from sine it's clearly inaccurate. Will see if they call again.
Just received unsolicited call from this number. I am TPS registered; I am also retired trading standards professional, so have some experience of answering enquiries from members of the public who have been annoyed by unsolicited calls from a great variety of sources. My advice was always to exercise great caution and not disclose financial or credit card details to unsolicited callers, and also to register with TPS.
Although I was out answer phone showed there had been a call, but no message left, AsI, did not ring back. do not know any one in Norwich
it is a company who raise money for charity
I AM NOT TIGHT OR STINGY i donate to many charities in many ways
BUT I DO OBJECT TO RECEIVING THESE CALLS
being registered with the TPS does not seem to deter them
I tell them to hang on i will get him, then leave the phone on the side for half an hour, that works for me every time!!
always calling me, just ignore them
this number just called and hung up..... annoying!
All of you people are moaning about what ?
They are just doing their job and its all for charity.
If you are not interested then just say 'no thank you' you do not have to rude to them.
It never ceases to amaze me how impatient and generally stupid some people are.
Following on from what other people are saying.....
I never give my number out to anyone other than family.
I never fill in quizes, competitions or anything else online.
I certainly never do surveys.
So how the hell did they get my number, and why doesn't a 'happy-hi-ho and a fuck off' deter them from calling me again and again??? GRRR!!!
Ady, you are too hard on yourself, you're not that bad !!!!
It is a great way of supporting a charity and you can win money as well.
I was only too happy to help find a cure for heart disease by supporting the HRI (hriuk.org).
a right pain in the arse!!!
I had a call today about Age Concern.
It was lottery where there are 1000 prizes every week including a £2,000 jackpot and a £50,000 jackpot once every 3 months.
I took two entries and I am going to get a hotel break voucher anyway.
I do not have to donate anymore and I can win big money.
Its very quick and easy.
I was only too happy to help.
Mark, you clearly work for the company. I think I can choose which charity to give my money to, can't I? I don't need 'chuggers' trying to get me in the street and I certainly don't need people phoning me at home. And no, I am not stingy, I give regularly to three charities and frequently donate to others. People just do not like to be pestered even if it's their own "fault" by putting their phone number on a form!!!
I continually get unanwered calls from this number ,I am an OAP and this upsets me
If you are registered on the telephone preference service and they still called you it means that you must have given your number out to somebody at some stage.
It is the same principle as being ex-directory.
It is your fault, not theirs.
I don't care if it legit. I am caller preference registered they are breaking the law by calling and have been reported
Why is everybody so suspicious ?
Heart disease is the number one killer in the UK, all they are doing is raising money to TRY and find a cure.
Paying over the phone means there are no postal costs or bank charges, did you ever think of that ?
They campaign for very worthwhile causes and do a great job.
They are not after donations, it is either a lottery or a raffle.
If they call you please help.
I found this info when I Googled Insight CCI
"Insight CCI provide high quality fundraising services and solutions to charities and not for profit organisations thereby creating income for services and products that assist those most in need, build community cohesion and support a civil society.
Insight introduced large scale Telemarketing Sales Solutions for charity Lotteries and Raffles to the UK market and is now the market leader in this sector.
Insight has been operating in the UK charity sector since 2004 in both weekly Lotteries and Raffles. During this time Insight has conducted tens of thousands of hours of calling and helped our charity partners raise many millions of pounds. During 2007 we increased our portfolio of services to include E-Marketing Solutions, Data Generation and External Lottery Management and Administration, enabling us to provide an all round service for our Charity partners and clients.
Our UK Call Centre is situated in a new site in Norwich and is already calling for 1500 hours per week for prestigious clients. Insight has introduced many successful Sales Solutions models to the UK market and is currently the preferred Telemarketing Solutions Company for some of the UK leading charities. Such as:
• Age Concern Enterprises
• Marie Curie Cancer Care Weekly Lotteries
• CancerCare (Lancaster)
• Heart Research Institute (UK)
• Diabetes UK
• Guidepost Trust
Insight realises the highest level of customer sales and client satisfaction is achieved through the right blend of:
• Professional, well trained staff
• Modern Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)
• Effective supervision
The key to our success is the recruitment, training and on going development of our staff. Further to our flexible and robust technology is our highly trained sales staff. Our sales staff, undergo regular skills development training and product briefing.
Sales staff are the backbone of our company and can graduate through different levels of remuneration based on performance and skill."
Seem legitimate but still anoying I'm going to check my TPS file to make sure I'm still listed.
This number called last week and it came out then as to do with E Bay. Today it turns out to be a rep drumming up business for Age Concern via their lottery requested bank details over the phone which we never do. Have checked it out with Age Concern and the rep's name is on their list.
It is totally legit.
It is the Heart Research Institute and NOT the british heart foundation.
Paying over the phone with a card or a direct debit is a very efficient way of doing it and ensures the charity get all the money.
A lot of people are FAR FAR FAR too suspicious, not everything is a scam.
I used to work for Insight. They are a company doing great work for charities. The charities use insight to generate support but most of the calls that insight make are from lists which are generated by the website my offers which means that the people they call have entered in to a competition to win money. This competition is run by the individual charities and people seem to be happy to win 25k but not to listen to a 2 minute pitch by the insight worker who is making an honest living, doesn't get paid commission and is working for a charity! There is no scam here. The company works on behalf of several charities and calls for different ones at different times of the day. The only bank details they take are a sort code and account number, for DD which simply identify your name in numbers at your bank so john smith in norwich who banks with HSBC wont be confused by john smith in London who banks with the same bank. This is completely safe and you are protected by your bank. If you pay by card, and it is a fraudulent transaction, you are similarly protected by your bank. The staff are not allowed any pens or paper at the desks and this is very heavily controlled so in no way could details be written down. There is nothing illegal about calling phone number which are not on the TPS list. The company does not ring ex directory numbers unless the number has been approved by the charity....this means if you have entered a competition and not excluded yourself from follow up calls or you have show interest in the charity too...and lets face it if your family or friends called and had woken your child it wouldn't be a problem for you...if it really would then don't have the phone on the hook. As for scaring old people...age concern/help the aged are one of the biggest charities called by insight, they approve this selling approach and have very strict guidelines on what can be said. It's called responsible selling...no bullying, no selling to anyone who seems confused. Honest, charity fund raising and making an honest living! Insight and their staff are employed by very good causes and don't take commission so frankly your all being pretty ridiculous by complaining. If anyone you knows ever suffers from, Asthma, Deafness,diabetes, heart disease, terminal illness, cancer....lets hope none of them or you need help because its people like the workers of insight that get the funding for the charities that support the sufferers, families and research in to these conditions, save lives and support people....you could really all do with taking a look at yourselves and seeing how heartless you are being !
Its In No Way A Scam For Goodness Sake Insight Raises Money For Charity's All Over The UK! We Dont Make You Give us Your Bank Details You Do It Yourself If You Want To Support The Charity's We Call For! Im Proud I Raise Money For People With Heart Problems Cos Without Us Raiseing Money They Wud Die! And Also For Deaf People And Children That Have Life Limiting Illness And Wont Make It To There 20's We Raise Money To Make There Last Dreams Come True! And All You People Do Is Put The Phone Dwn on Us And Be Rude! Most Of Your Numbers Cme From Free Prize Draw Websites Or You Have Had Contact With one Of The Charities! So If You Dnt wanna Be Called Dont Go On The Websites or Go On TPS! n Give us A Break!
This number called me 22 May 09 at 17.00 and immediately hung up so coming on here was the only way I found out about them as I would not call it back in case it was a scam.
Over the last 2yrs I have been continuously called from this number, the reason for the call changes as they are call centre staff and call on behalf of the contract that they are dealing with on what ever day they decide to call me ... again!!
Since last week it has been for the cause of the British Heart Foundation, they stated that this call was not to gain donations from people however a few moments later I was informed of a 'lottery' that they do instead. This started at £8prmth and ended up as £28prmth, with excellent hotel vouchers being offered with the higher lottery price etc... Previously, the calls seemed to be about advertising for various businesses..it does not seem to matter that I have refused the previous sales calls, they still call. Also, this is my Business number - however they still call, even though I have said to stop blocking my phone line up from genuine callers. So yes, this is a big pain...
Is this the Call Prevention Registry drumming up business?
I have subscribed to BT's "Choose To Refuse" service, which can bar numbers like this. These numbers with the Norwich area code have been calling me for years. They all claim to be a vague "charity"- I think they are very suspicious as they ask for bank details over the phone.
This company calls continuously and my childminding kids are being woken up constantly by the harrassment. I also think this company has paid MY OFFERS competition website for my details. I am furious - this is a breach of Data Protection and Insight CCI as well as MY OFFERS should be jailed !!! If my parents find out their kids are having their morning and afternoon naps disrupted, I will lose my business. I am absolutely furious. The law should throw the book at both companies.
I have been called by this number several times a day, never answered it though as usually at work/driving they never leave a msg. pain in the ass.
This is just one of many faceless nameless callers who pretend to be there for 'my' benefit. If I was a pensioner (which I'm not), I would be very frightened, as to how they got my number and how they continue to constantly pester the life out of you. Taking the time to go to the phone and politely say hello, only to get some crap sales pitch thrown at me, is annoying in itself, but when you dont even have the time to say the words "No thank you, I'm not interested", before they slam the phone down on you.... is annoying to the point of causing severe stress. It wouldnt be the first time I've shouted out loud after this treatment.
I have been getting these calls for a few weeks, 3 or 4 during the day, but when I answer it, the line goes dead. maybe it's a ploy to get people to call back the number to raise money from the phone calls? reading the comments below, it would appear that they deal with quite a number of 'charities' as the one and only time I actually spoke to them, the were calling on behalf of BHF!! They were persistantly trying to give my bank details over the telephone to them, but as I was at work, and my details at home, they didn't get them, nor would they have!!! last one received was today at 12.23
my wife answered and they were asking all kinds of personal questions like wot she was doing rite now its very disturbing!!!!!
Keeps calling, hangs up when answer - infuriating!! Damn sales calls that can invade our private numbers
Had a call tonight @ 7.15pm didnt answer though. Woke my son up (im not impressed)!
this number also call me at around 5ish its really starting to pee me off as they just hang up
These were the last words which were said by their operator before she hung up!"GET A LIFE!" HUNG UP. Don't you just love people? I have just followed the call id back to 01603 764442. An answerphone gave new number for direct contact of Inside CCI Limited at 0800-783-5818
A person spoke nicely and more understandingly, said she was sorry for the behaviour of the earlier caller, would investigate and I invited her to ask the same lady to get back to me so I could tell her more about my life at the moment. (http:www.mvpicton.co.uk would be a good place to start - having a great life me - I wish!) and the nice lady said someone would call back this morning........Let's see shall we? I won't beholding my breath.
Upsetbythem Oct 24th, 2008
as someone who works for a call center dont worry if they get cut of its what we call our dialer.This is a system we use to call people however it is not the best way and will cut of after a short while ,also we never leave a msg as it would cost to much and would waste time. So on behalf of all call centers i am duley sorry for causing any problems and/or upsetting people, after all we are only doing our job
Claim to be doing a weekly lottery and make on they are the BHF - according to BHF website this has nothing to do with them and that this comapny raises money for "charities" but not them.
I suggest don't answer or hang up
They called me whilst I was on another call. They hadn't left me a message so I dialled 1471 and got their number. As I didn't recognise it I googled it. I make a point of not calling back people who don't leave me a message to identify themselves.
Julia Howard Jan 17th, 2008
Got this call on my mobile today but missed it. Did not recognise the number so looked on google and found your site. I now know not to answer it next time it rings. Thanks
Actuall just answered this, they say id entered an online draw and that they were a childrens charity. Did i want to enter a draw each week paying by direct debit
This number just called me but i didn't answer as didn't recognise the number. Dunno how they got my number.
This number is doing my head in! It has called me on maybe 10 or so occasions since i got the new no in Dec (several times in one day sometimes), does not leave a message and its getting V annoying. I will not answer because i do not know number, so don't know who it is! I also googled it and got an adult site. I will now report here every time i get a call!
i answered an the number hung up, how the hell do they get the number like?
yeah same as Mike in one the posts deaf charity i dont even rember signing up for one!!! asked me if i knew about the charity then wanted me to give sort cods n account number!!! i dont think so some how already had 2 calls now never resived a email or letter that they said they would send lets see if i get one this time
Several calls over last few days, talking in background but caller hangs up.
Bloody Fundraising company, just had a missed call and called them back from work, got answer phone, if you do surveys online they tend to get info from them or prize sites. Annoying but hard to avoid if you do the above. Diane x
I got a call. I know it is cancer research so dont worry. Love and peace.
Monbuligondie Sep 17th, 2007
THEY CALLED ME AND I ANSWERED..ITS AN UN REGISTERED CHARITY APPARENTLY..THEY GUY WAS VERY PUSHY TO TRY TO GET ME TO HAND OVER MY ACCOUNT DETAILS..HE HAD MY PERSONAL DETAILS AND ADDRESS FROM (IM ALMOST DERTAIN) MYOFFERS THE COMPETITION SITE...
From peoples previous notes, I would say it is Cancer Research. I registered my interest some time ago, and think (foolishly) I gave my mobile number.
Keep calling me on my mobile, but only ring for 1/2 rings. Looks like telesales who don't even want to pay a phone bill - probably a total scam. Don't give em anything, they aren't legit.
They said they wanted my husband (asked for him by name) and when I asked what it wad regarding, they said they were from Heart Research and wanted to thank him for the work he'd done for them.. I know he's never done any work for them, when I queried it, they put the phone down!
Just rung my phone as of 3/9/2007 3.15pm.
Rings four times then puts phone down.
Could be something to do with the competition i have entered on the tv show deal or no deal they have probably given my phone number to third partys which i did not request on the online form.
called but hung up once answered number left on 1471 though
ive has 20 calls off this number now...its soo annoying, how have they got my number and am i being scammed??
They just hang up if you try to answer!
Calls from this number: 1249h 05-Jul-2007; 09:55h 30-Jul-2007; 18:22h 22-Aug-2007 - I never answer having missed the first call, looked them up through Google (space after area code), seems to be gibberish, but one site with the number in it diverts to porn site.
They asked for weekly subscription for a prize draw for deaf children. Then when I said I'd make a one off payment for 3 months they asked me to confirm my bank sort code and account number - I DON'T THINK SO!!!
they keep calling me while im at work so i cant answer it its very annoying
Called today but hung up when my wife answered - annoying!!
got that call twice this week marked it as ignore number so i know not to answer
Insight CCI Ltd would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by our current fundraising and Tele-marketing activities, this is a problem that has been brought to our attention and has highlighted some problems with our data suppliers and dialler. Insight is a fundraising solutions company, working solely with Charities and not for profit organisations and we regret that this incident has occurred. We are currently dealing with it and are hoping to rectify it completely shortly. If you would like to be removed from our calling lists we will be more than happy to do this for you, or if you require information in order to contact our data supplier direct, we can give you these details. Please call our customer services team on 0800-783-5818
between 9:00 and 17:00 and we will be happy to do this for you.
Constantly calling ...... never hand my mobile number to anyone or anything, only friends .... very annoying.
Just like Sylvia and all the others, I have had 9 missed calls to date; they rang again this morning but put the phone down on me. I rang it back and they said they where calling on behalf of charities and someone would contact me again soon. Ive tried looking the company up but cant find anything on them.
I don't give this mobile number to many people other than those I want to contact me - so How they have abused it I don't know!!!
Keep on calling without saying anything,becoming a pain in the a***
Have been getting these calls for months and final straw this morning.
Have actually now spoken to them but believe me I had to be tenacious. I have asked them to post contact details for the company and an apology here so that people can remove their details if they wish or even have the conversation that the company wants to have with them.
Keep calling me at least once a week. Mobile only rings a couple of times but always hang up before I answer. The number is displayed and I never call back as no one I know. If they are after donations then they are going to be out of luck as pee-ing me off and I don't give my money to people who use these methods which I find annoying. So if you are after a donation ring someone else who actually cares cos I dont give a damn.
same as every1 else. cci charity etc... most annoying. how the f*** do these people get our number. there should be a law against it
I have been called from thi number, I called back immediately, I had an answering machine telling me it is a charity company and they will call me back later.
They are constantly calling me when I am at work, so I can't answer & tell them to leave me alone. Do they not get it that I am not going to answer ? It's really annoying. I gave to charity because I wanted to not because I am going to be bullied into it on the phone.
Agh.... it woin't stop.. entered this number on the web and ALSO 01606 336300 is the same thing. Someone mentioned filling in a form to win a Prize, I did that about a week ago, and since then I've had lots of random calls.
They even knew my full name so.. I told them he was not available they hung up.If they ring back I say he's moved to Guatemala
Oh and btw, they tell you they're a charity, but they're not. They are a business that raise money for charities. And that's a different thing altogether
I've just telephoned their office on 01603 216194 and they say my number was more than likely provided via a free prize draw I entered online. Anyway, I've asked them remove my details and was assured it would be done immediately. We shall see!
same as every1 ring then hang up when i answer its so annoying
once a week they ring then hang up and the answer phone says insight cci ltd and that someone wil be back in touch.
They ring once a week, their unsolicited phonecall that hangs up straight away.
Pity as I need to send them a bill for my wasted time.
hangs up straight away! must have a lot of time on their hands to do that to people!!!
Insight CCI Ltd, a company calling on behalf of various fundraising charities.
This is the message I had when trying to call back.
the caller in question is a front for ossamine bin laden a group of international fund raising terrorists .simply they are desperate for mony to help there fight they can allso be reached on 016-077-6144
mr helpful Aug 07th, 2007
has anyone else recently entered their number when buying something online - i did earlier today and got the two phone calls afterwards that. maybe that could be it?
this number just called me for the second time today. both times they hung up after calling. does annyone know why?
I just got a missed call from these guys, I am not listed so I don't know how, although I do after race massage therapy for Cancer Research; could that be it? What is the point of hanging up on answering anyway?
yeh just had fone call i sed ello they hung up done 1471 and put the number in google i got bought to this site
Got a call from these clowns just this morning, givin it the ol' ring-up-and-hang-up-when-picked-up. This i not the first time they called. Probably 7-8+ calls in the past 6 months. We'll be logging more calls now that we found this site! Whats even more annoying; we are ex-directory!
Wbridge Suffolk Aug 07th, 2007
At work and they just call you non stop. i did do Race for Life so whether it has anything to do with that i don't know, but i wish they would stop it's annoying!
called me and hung up...chancers
I have had 5 missed calls while at work and they rang again tonight but put the phone down on me. I rang it back and they said they where calling on behalf of charities and someone would contact me again soon. Ive tried looking the company up but i cant find anything on them.
Called once a few days ago but left no message. We have TPS (www.tpsonline.org.uk/) and so should not receive unsolicited calls. However, my wife does donate to Imperial Cancer Research, so this is probably the origin of the call.
FelimDoyle Aug 02nd, 2007
hangs up when you answer!
Keeps calling me but never anyone there
This number calls me every week but when I answer they hang up and never leave a message. Its annoying me!!
Missed one call, but answered today, and they hung up immediately. If you put the number into Google with a gap after the 01603), it suggests an adult site that has violated some rules.
I answer but they hang up without ssaying anything
This keeps calling my unlisted mobile but never leaves a message
inside call is a telesales company for cancer research