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[9:07:54 AM] Crystal88.biz: why do we need to state if its a male or female young or old?
[9:13:17 AM] Dennis Weller: cuz i want to know
[9:13:42 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok then
[9:13:47 AM] Dennis Weller: i will be making automatic adjustments to the script at some point.
[9:14:05 AM] Dennis Weller: you will not be speaking.... you will be playing wave files.
[9:14:26 AM] Dennis Weller: if you are speaking to a woman.. we might use your male voice.
[9:14:43 AM] Crystal88.biz: my male voice"?
[9:15:20 AM] Dennis Weller: you will be playing WAVE files. do you understand what that means?
[9:15:42 AM] Crystal88.biz: yes
[9:17:16 AM] Dennis Weller: so with a tablet.. that has a bunch of buttons you could play your script. Perfect in every way... no dog, no kid, no truck, perfectly spoken each and every time you fire it... so you could have the same pitch.. Fast or Slow, use different words for old or young.. smart or dumb.
[9:17:26 AM] Dennis Weller: it would not matter that you have a heavy accent.
[9:17:57 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok
[9:18:13 AM] Dennis Weller: a lot of UNTRAINED people could run a robot that does the talking.
[9:18:41 AM] Dennis Weller: but we MUST have a human brain in the equation. for COGNITION that is what computjers can not do.
[9:19:19 AM] Dennis Weller: thats our game. we create jobs for moms that are simple and easy for a human and impossible for a machine.
[9:19:42 AM] Crystal88.biz: agree
[9:19:46 AM] Dennis Weller: but that said. AI artificial intelligence will catch up.
[9:20:51 AM] Crystal88.biz: yes
[9:21:20 AM] Dennis Weller: and in about 10 years maybe 15 google will be able to read any invoice in the world in any language. and fill in your spreadsheet. and our trick will become obsolete.
[9:21:55 AM] Dennis Weller: but for now... today... we are the cutting edge.
[9:22:07 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok
[9:22:36 AM] Dennis Weller: we have a trick and the infrastructure to provide a service to a very large audience.
[9:23:11 AM] Dennis Weller: all we need is ONE good client that needs a lot of what we can do.
[9:23:53 AM] Dennis Weller: where kevin works. they have a client that rents servers. they rent 200 servers.
[9:24:03 AM] Crystal88.biz: wow
[9:24:10 AM] Dennis Weller: each server costs about $100,000 USD
[9:25:37 AM] Dennis Weller: if we ever hooked into a client like that, we would need to grow to hundreds of workers in a very short time.
[9:25:54 AM] Dennis Weller: our system is designed to scale up. quickly.
[9:26:16 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok
[9:26:18 AM] Dennis Weller: we dont need a huge anything to make our system work
[9:27:01 AM] Dennis Weller: we are worldwide. and can deal with multiple currencies and daily exchange rates.
[9:27:45 AM] Crystal88.biz: yes
[9:28:09 AM] Dennis Weller: lets say you are on the phone and a young man answers... your script can automatically adjust..
[9:28:19 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok
[9:28:42 AM] Dennis Weller: an old woman.. script would be slower, use words familiar to old people.
[9:29:42 AM] Dennis Weller: young man he would be talking to a female voice. faster paced, modern terms.. he understands what "my bad" means and it is ok to talk to him that way.
[9:30:23 AM] Dennis Weller: the old lady.. best a male voice. very slow and articulate. no hip modern words.
[9:30:53 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok
[9:31:33 AM] Dennis Weller: I can imagine that someday we create a big library of YOU talking all the parts of a DYNAMICALLY changing script that is played (not spoken)
[9:32:13 AM] Crystal88.biz: yeah cool
[9:32:47 AM] Dennis Weller: we will offer your voice offer recordings. the same script but tuned for old young boy girl. smart helpful.
[9:33:03 AM] Dennis Weller: lets say we have run 1000 research calls
[9:33:10 AM] Dennis Weller: and we have all this cool data
[9:33:41 AM] Dennis Weller: and now we are gonna call SOME of them back for the next step in our mission to find prospects.
[9:35:03 AM] Dennis Weller: which ones would you call back first? the ans is boys that were helpful and smart. you could call them LIVE.. get some new recordings. and then create the new set of recordings for old/young/boy/girl/ and OTHER people could use those recordings.
[9:35:32 AM] Dennis Weller: if the situation ever comes up that someone wants to speak to a manager.. OPEN YOUR MIC and speak..
[9:36:12 AM] Dennis Weller: I have access to MALE voice over specialists. via my relationship with the Radio Station.
[9:37:28 AM] Dennis Weller: BTW I think we are very close to being able to run a test radio advertisement. I would like to use your voice for parts of the commercial. Maybe a very short interview where you answer some questions.
[9:38:19 AM] Dennis Weller: we coujld have 4 commercials so the interview is 4 parts and each part is 30 seconds or 1 minute.
[9:38:48 AM] Crystal88.biz: what exactly would we talk about?
[9:39:18 AM] Dennis Weller: exactly? i have not given that much thought. but it should be educational.
[9:40:32 AM] Dennis Weller: for the person listening. it should be educational they walk away with some NEW bit of information. that MIGHT give THEM some benefit and in a very short time.
[9:41:20 AM] Dennis Weller: four parts cuz it can not be said in 30 seconds.. think of it like 4 elevator rides.
[9:42:57 AM] Dennis Weller: google "BERMA SHAVE" see how they marketed 60 years ago.. on the original information highway.. they put signs up along the side of the road. 4 signs separated by a couple of minutes at highway speeds.
[9:43:52 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok
[9:56:05 AM] Dennis Weller: Thanks for asking your question..
[9:56:21 AM] Crystal88.biz: yw
[9:56:23 AM] Dennis Weller: one more thing i needed to think about.
[9:56:40 AM] Crystal88.biz: shoot
[9:56:48 AM] Dennis Weller: and now we can start designing our radio ads
[9:56:56 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok
[9:58:39 AM] Dennis Weller: you prompted me at the right moment.. and I was able to see a vision of how it could be.
[9:59:06 AM] Crystal88.biz: oh nice
[9:59:29 AM] Dennis Weller: we could make the recordings of your parts and the radio station can create the person that is interviewing you.
[10:00:08 AM] Crystal88.biz: sure
[10:00:37 AM] Dennis Weller: i am kind of jazzed about this.
[10:00:50 AM] Crystal88.biz: i figured
[10:00:54 AM] Dennis Weller: in a way.. its just another script.
[10:01:32 AM] Dennis Weller: I think YOU and ME, together could create these types of advertisements for clients.
[10:02:41 AM] Crystal88.biz: yep
[10:15:28 AM] Crystal88.biz: I submitted a few forms for the script
[10:17:27 AM] Dennis Weller: and
[10:17:55 AM] Crystal88.biz: just hoping you see them
[10:18:16 AM] Dennis Weller: well i want you to be able to see them too. so let's work on that.
[10:18:27 AM] Dennis Weller: put on your MANAGER hat..
[10:18:44 AM] Dennis Weller: now you are looking at the results of one of your workers...
[10:19:28 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok
[10:19:34 AM] Dennis Weller: and you will be a LIASON to the client, the champion, and upper management.
[10:19:52 AM] Dennis Weller: The manager starts at LEVEL4 in our pay scale.
[10:20:00 AM] Crystal88.biz: yes
[10:20:19 AM] Dennis Weller: a manager is NOT a worker.. they are a collaborator or partner.
[10:20:40 AM] Crystal88.biz: i know
[10:21:42 AM] Dennis Weller: eventually some become OWNERS of their own clone of our business. and they go find their own clients. and they find their own workers, and we help them whenever they need help. for a small fair fee or a small slice of their pie.
[10:22:10 AM] Crystal88.biz: great idea
[10:22:53 AM] Dennis Weller: Listen... if it were not for you... I would have no need or reason to be creating these kinds of ideas.
[10:23:45 AM] Crystal88.biz: really?
[10:23:55 AM] Dennis Weller: YOU are the FORCE that motivates me to think about how to empower you.
[10:24:21 AM] Crystal88.biz: ok
[10:25:14 AM] Dennis Weller: its not so much that i want to help YOU specifically... I want to create tools and teach you how to use them so that you can empower yourself.
[10:25:35 AM] Dennis Weller: because at the end of the day.. you can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink.
[10:25:52 AM] Crystal88.biz: agree
[10:26:44 AM] Dennis Weller: or as Jesus said dont waste good pearls on a bunch of pigs they dont care about pearls. Share your pearls with those that WANT what you offer.
[10:27:56 AM] Crystal88.biz: yes
[10:28:42 AM] Dennis Weller: dont try to convert people that dont like something. instead find people that woujld what you have. and tell them. dont bother with the ones that are obviously not interested, and especially more so if they are ignorant by choice.
[10:29:24 AM] Crystal88.biz: agree
[10:29:41 AM] Crystal88.biz: I got a minute or two in the day before I leave ok
[10:30:28 AM] Dennis Weller: ok so take care.. i will look at your data
[10:30:53 AM] Crystal88.biz: yes thx have a great day
[11:19:17 AM] Dennis Weller: ============
[11:24:07 AM] Dennis Weller: i watched this video and there are millions like it, where someone is talking and there is a caption. makes me think of you providing a sound track for an existing video. the idea is they have this video already. and they are invested in it. For a small fee they could have a 2nd voice track with a different pace, tempo, flow... if their video already has captions it is really easy.
[11:25:18 AM] Dennis Weller: Your voice is one of your assets. Think about ways you can leverage your strengths. That means get more out of it. Leverage.
Singapore
 Jul 23rd, 2017
Received Harassing Calls from (480)-454-7266 Onvoy in Phoenix, AZ (United Breast Cancer on Caller ID) that didn't leave a voicemail on unlisted phone number & couldn't quit calling until I blew a whistle in the phone receiver to annoy the caller on
* Thurs. 9/29/16 @ 8:45am
* Thurs. 9/29/16 @ 7:02pm
- Caller Changed to another Spoofed & Harassing phone number 480-409-8023 Bandwidth SMSEnabled in Phoenix, AZ (United Breast Cancer on Caller ID) on
* Thurs. 10/6/16 @ 7:15pm
* Tues. 10/4/16 @ 7:14pm
* Wed. 9/28/16 @ 9:49am
- I never answer to Solicitors & Reported Unwanted Spoofed & Harassing Calls to DONOTCALL.GOV & FCC.GOV/COMPLAINTS.
Arizona
 Oct 10th, 2016
1 888 676-1174 sent me a text "This alert is to notify you of an issue with your Discover card. Please call 888-676-1174. When I called the number it asked for my 16-digit number. When I put that in, it asked for my 4-digit expiration number. I immediately saw red flags. If it was Discover, why did they need my expiration number? The 16 digit number should be more than enough. I thought this is a scam that wants to use my information to charge things. I'm going to call Discover to ask about this.
California
 Sep 28th, 2016
Said I needed to call back this number because it was a time sensitive that my Social Security Number was going to be deactivated. Called Yesterday 9/19/16 and today 9/20/16 around the same time at 11:45 AM. This is a Scam for sure!
Texas
 Sep 20th, 2016
Unknown caller 8/16/16. No message.
Texas
 Aug 16th, 2016
susan from credit card relief. called me 2x today. i pushed 9 to talk to someone and got disconnected. I haven't had a credit card in 10 years. 8/16/16
 Aug 16th, 2016
Called 8/16/16 no msg.
 Aug 16th, 2016
Just received a call (8/16/16). They did not leave a message.
North Carolina
 Aug 16th, 2016
I got a call on my cell on 5/6/16 that sounded like a real call from Global Tele Link from a prison. The caller was someone I'd never heard of 'Nick' and he wanted me to accept a 'collect call' from him. I hung up. Then today, 5/7/16 I got a call from 800-483-8315 which stated they were Global Tele Link and wanted me to give them my credit card information so I could accept collect calls from the prisoner. I then called Global Tele Link and they told me they DO NOT cold call anyone for credit card information. This is just another prison scam!
Kentucky
 May 07th, 2016
I got a 'collect' call from an inmate at 'Northeast Correctional' institute the recorded voice said then the supposed prisoner 'Nick' stated his name and wanted me to accept a collect call. I don't know anyone by that name in a prison and promptly hung up. That was 5/6/16, on 5/7/16 I received an 800 call from 'Global Tele Link' supposedly asking for my credit card information so I could accept the prisoners collect call. I called the REAL Global Tele Link company and found out that they DO NOT cold call people to ask for credit card information!!
Kentucky
 May 07th, 2016
I receive calls from this number everyday..He called me three times yesterday after me telling him do not call me anymore.4/30/16 He has already called me again today 5/1/16 and I expect more today...Someone needs to do something about this phone harrassment...
Illinois
 May 01st, 2016
4/13/16 4/21/16 442-243-5084 ACCOUNT SVCS CALLS AND HANGS UP ON ANS MACHINE
SNARKY
 Apr 26th, 2016
Called landline @ 07:40 AM CDT, thereby violating 16 CFR PART 310 §310.4(c) "Calling time restrictions.", as well as 16 CFR PART 310 §310.4(b)(1)(iii)(B) "That person's telephone number is on the ‘‘do-not-call’’ registry, maintained by the Commission, of persons who do not wish to receive outbound telephone calls to induce the purchase of goods or services ..."

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bradrob
 Apr 11th, 2016
407.501.8772 called on 3/16/16. On do not call list. Did not answer
phone, but these idiots pay no attention to the list, and do what they want.
They all should be prosecuted, or do not call list is useless.
Joyce
 Mar 17th, 2016
DO NOT CALL OR TEXT!!! It's a FOREIGN SCAM!!!!!!

On 05/16/2015 (today), I got a TEXT, showing to be from 702-660-6407, purporting to be from a "Dr.Paul Mark," claiming to be a consultant, who has a client who wants to invest $16 MILLION in our country, but who wants you to call back to a FOREIGN NUMBER. The return email address is pmark1960@gmail.com .

On 05/06/2015, I had also gotten a TEXT, showing to be from (707) 881-7337, purporting to be from a "Denise Mark," saying, "Can we do business together? I discovered a dormant account in my office, as an Account Manager with United Overseas Bank. I want toknow if you an be a collaborator with me to move the fundfor our own use instead of Government confiscation. Remember this is absolutely confidential. Reply through my private email: robhentpg@outlook.com"

I REPORTED THE 05/06/2015 TEXT TO THE POLICE, AND WILL PROBABLY DO THE SAME WITH THE ONE RECEIVED TODAY.
Texas
 May 16th, 2015
DO NOT CALL OR TEXT!!! It's a FOREIGN SCAM!!!!!!

On 05/16/2015 (today), I got a TEXT, showing to be from (702) 660-6407, purporting to be from a "Dr.Paul Mark," claiming to be a consultant, who has a client who wants to invest $16 MILLION in our country, but who wants you to call back to a FOREIGN NUMBER. The return email address is pmark1960@gmail.com .

On 05/06/2015, I had also gotten a TEXT, showing to be from 707-881-7337, purporting to be from a "Denise Mark," saying, "Can we do business together? I discovered a dormant account in my office, as an Account Manager with United Overseas Bank. I want toknow if you an be a collaborator with me to move the fundfor our own use instead of Government confiscation. Remember this is absolutely confidential. Reply through my private email: robhentpg@outlook.com"

I REPORTED THE 05/06/2015 TEXT TO THE POLICE, AND WILL PROBABLY DO THE SAME WITH THE ONE RECEIVED TODAY.
Texas
 May 16th, 2015
This guy is real piece of work. After he told me was calling for my husband but would not say who he was with or why he argued with me for 5 minutes that he not called me all these times that my phone and voicemail have documented.
9/15/2014 8:05 am
9/16/2014 9:05 am
9/16/2014 9:06 am
9/17/2014 9:03 am
9/17/2014 9:04 am
9/18/2014 9:02 am
9/22/2014 8:02 am
9/24/2014 8:03 am
9/24/2014 8:20 am
9/24/2014 8:21 am

I told him I needed his business name and address to finish filing a harassment complaint with the Texas Atty General. He would give no info so i filed the complaint without it.
Nebraska
 Sep 24th, 2014
I get several calls a week that only register as "16" on my caller ID. This morning it happened twice and I picked up each time only to hear a click. I have to guess that is another robo-calling scam. Usually, I can block these annoying calls with my phone service (PhonePower VOIP), but I receive an error from them when I try to block "16".
Dusty H
 Sep 03rd, 2014
Mobile Phone Scam artist. Cell phone fraud. The most recent lookups for 505-933-8085 are shown below by date and time.
2014/08/13 01:43:29PM
2014/02/03 04:50:27PM
2014/01/16 10:16:50PM
2014/01/13 12:16:27PM
2012/01/30 09:32:08PM
2012/01/12 08:47:10PM
2012/01/12 08:43:58PM
2012/01/12 08:40:44PM
New Mexico
 Aug 14th, 2014
This caller was a man of Indian descent who called from a "verification center" which I was entitled to a lump sum of money. First he asked if I had had a gall bladder surgery, and I answered no. Then he asked if I had a hysterectomy and I said yes over ten years ago. He said he was going to get his manager on the line could I wait. I did, and as I waited, I did the math in my head and it was actually 16 years ago. When he came back on the line, he asked me again if it was ten years ago, and I replied no, it was actually 16. He demanded "You told me ten years ago." I said: "I made a mistake. I am outside gardening, and I don't exactly have a calendar with me." He said "You don't know the difference between 10 and 16? You are uneducated?" I told him no, I have a degree in science, and a degree in accounting. He then said "Oh you are a student." I again said no, I graduated with honors. His reply was "You say you have a degree in science, a degree in accounting, graduated with honors and still are unable to do basic math or know the difference between 10 and 16 years?" I told him "You are being very disrespectful to me and YOU are NOT going to get anywhere with me that way. Have a nice day." and I hung up. When I tried to call the line back to get a supervisor, I only got a fax.
Ms. La Riviere
 Jun 18th, 2014
I already reported harassing caller (417)-323-3066 Windstream Communications landline from Ash Grove, MO. that hungup & didn't leave a voicemail twice on Mon. 6/16/14 at 3:52pm who called again Mon. 6/16/14 at 8:02pm to DONOTCALL.GOV - I have an unlisted phone number & now still harassed with 37 unwanted automated solicitor calls since April 1, 2014. This is a waste of time & money since I never answer unwanted calls & I pay to have my unlisted phone number "omitted listing" to prevent unwanted solicitors who must be stopped. (*67) to block caller on my phone security screen to prevent phone number from calling back.
Unlisted
 Jun 18th, 2014
Domain is not verizon. Info below

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Tracking Number...... 183-569-0714_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
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Organisation Address. CA
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Admin Address........ PO Box 61359
Admin Address........ registered post accepted only
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Admin Address. Sunnyvale
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Admin Address........ CA
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Admin Phone.......... +1.510-595-2002
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Tech Address......... PO Box 61359
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Tech Phone........... +1.510-595-2002
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Nameserver: YNS1.YAHOO.COM
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Greg
 Nov 17th, 2013
I have gotten spam(s) with this number in the body:
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Ben Spammed
 Nov 05th, 2013
Kept noticing caller ID showing up from 1-414-224-3581, never left a message on my home phone answering machine...I was always at work. Took the day off, enjoying my morning, when I received a call a little after 11am from this phone number. Answered it and went to a recording looking for my ex-mother-in-law at my home phone number! (Background story: I have been divorced for over 16 years, she has never lived with me at my home address or home phone number, and my ex-spouse has never lived with me at this house or at this home phone number. Yet this company is calling me?). I waited for the representative to answer, it was with "Professional Placement Services." I explained I am not my ex-mother-in-law, she has never lived at my home, she has never had this phone number and I've been divorced for over 16 years...the Hispanic-accented "lady" was rude to me for even explaining why I didn't want the company calling my house and why were they wanting my ex-mother-in-law...she said she can't give out my ex-mother-in-law's information (Note: their is an option # 3 on the company's recording at the initial call asking if you are not ____ _____ and could take a message. So now she can't give me any information? Hmmm.) Explained I'm on the do-not-call-list and she was so sarcastic, really made me mad to have some company invade my privacy on MY day off in MY home and treat me poorly over the phone. She hung up on me. I called the company back, spoke with a different representative, "Linda Washington" (if that was her real name) said the other lady removed my phone number already? But when "Linda Washington" answered the phone she asked if I was _____ _____ (my ex-mother-in-law) so how could they have removed my phone number if they still have that wrong information attached to my phone number (and they have caller ID I suppose). Still no apology from these people! I asked to speak to her supervisor, she sais his name is "Jeff Hansen," if that is really a person but sent me straight to his voicemail. I left my complaint, explained the same as I told the first representative who hung up on me, and no apology from either of his representatives of his company! I demanded a call back and an apology. Do I expect a call, no, not really. But I'm contacting my Arkansas State Attorney General's office today as I've had all of our phone numbers (home and cell phone numbers) on the do-not-call-list for many years and each year I continue to register our numbers for just in case our numbers are kicked off the do-not-call-list. I want something done. This Wisconsin company, "Professional Placement Services," at 1-414-224-3581 and their representatives need to stop harassing innocent people at home who have nothing to do with anyone else's debts! That is an invasion and we as Americans, those without debts with debt collectors, should never have to deal with calls such as these or to be treated with disrespect on our own home phone. My suggestion is if this situation is similar to your's, please contact your State Attorney General's Office and the Wisconsin's State Attorney General's Office to file your complaint against this company. This and any other company like this should be sued by our State Attorney Generals' offices. Thank you for hearing my complaint!
AR
 Oct 04th, 2013
Started getting these calls on Thursday, July 25, 2013. I am provided with an abbreviated name of National Cit CA. After reading another forum (http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-619-900-1248/3#p588-495-898405127466), I blocked the number. This is what happened before the block. (Note: Yesterday refers to Friday, 7/26/13)

Answered Calls
From Duration Date
619-900-1248 6 seconds Yesterday, 1:48 PM
619-900-1248 6 seconds Thu, 7/25/13, 10:32 PM
619-900-1248 5 seconds Thu, 7/25/13, 6:53 PM
619-900-1248 6 seconds Thu, 7/25/13, 2:58 PM


Check this out from yesterday (Friday, July 26, 2013) after I blocked the number. The calls automatically default to missed calls.

Missed Calls
From Duration Date
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 11:04 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:57 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:56 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:50 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:42 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:42 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:36 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:29 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:29 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:22 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 10:22 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 9:51 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 9:43 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 9:43 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 9:29 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 9:09 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 9:09 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 7:23 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 7:23 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 7:16 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 7:16 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 7:09 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 7:09 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 6:38 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 6:32 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 6:32 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 6:25 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 6:25 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 6:18 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 6:18 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 5:47 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 5:39 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 5:39 PM
619-900-1248 0 seconds Yesterday, 5:26 PM
DM
 Jul 27th, 2013
The CRTC AND THE DNCL won't do nothing aboyt they have sme excise whe I had the DNCL put on the phone I got scammed almost every day when I took it off the calls stopped for a while I still think there behind this if there so worrired about there jobs at The CRTC then do something about the Then the CRTC the said DNCL is separate when I called the number's the Came out back when it first came on like it's Bells numbers to the CRTC

I still have all My Back Door Number's from bell and they lead direct into the DNCL.Caller ID Date
M McGee 2013-07-21
604-251-1333 2013-07-17
M. 2013-07-16
M McGee 2013-07-16
"604-251-1333" 2013-07-13
Stev
 Jul 24th, 2013
Why do people think if the phone rings they must answer it? You have
CID, USE IT! Do you let anyone coming to your door into your home? Of
course not. Wake up people, these are crooks, DO NOT ANSWER when they
call you! They manipulate the CID system so the info is probably fake.
If for some insane reason you must answer it's too late! Soon as you
answer you've told them your number is valid. They sell this info to
other scammers. Pushing a # to 'remove yourself from their list' does
absolutely NOTHING for you. Do NOT call them back!
IF YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE THE NUMBER DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE! WAKE UP!
Stop these calls with Phone Tray Pro - Https://www.phonetray.com/
The phone block system the phone company charges you for does NOT
block all the calls Phone Tray Pro does. I have NO connection with
Phone Tray Pro, I am simply an EXTREMELY happy customer. Best money
I have ever spent! DIGITONE ($100)(Only blocks 80 #s), TELE ZAPPER,
PRO CALL BLOCKER ($50) etc don't do nearly what Phone Tray Pro does
and cost a LOT more! Don't waste your money on these worthless gadgets.
As of 07/16/13 I have 192 #'s, 12 Wild Card #'s and 16 CID names on my
PTP Black List that will never get through again.
The DNC doesn't affect scammers. Don't be so naive. You can report them
to the FTC but honestly when was the last time the federal government
ever did anything for you? Oh I forgot, Obamacare. Speaking of scams!
USNSPARKS
 Jul 16th, 2013
This "number" called my cell phone this afternoon. Robo call says my Visa card has been cancelled and, if I want it reinstated, I have to punch in my 16 digit card number followed by the pound key. I put in 16 random numbers and the call says "invalid" and I put in 16 more numbers and again "invalid." SCAM!
Lisa
 Jul 11th, 2013
This "number" called my cell phone this afternoon. Robo call says my Visa card has been cancelled and, if I want it reinstated, I have to punch in my 16 digit card number followed by the pound key. I put in 16 random numbers and the call says "invalid" and I put in 16 more numbers and again "invalid." SCAM!
Lisa
 Jul 11th, 2013
Toll Free Caller
Called June 5, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.
Again on June 7, 2013 at 6:34 p.m.
Again on June 8, 2013 at 4:16 p.m.
Again on June 11, 2013 at 7:38 p.m.
Again on June 12, 2013 at 2:29 p.m. and 7:54 p.m.
Again on June 13, 2013 at 3:53 p.m.
Again on June 14, 2013 at 3:36 p.m. and 7:39 p.m.
Again on June 15, 2013 at 12:48 p.m.
Again on June 17, 2013 at 3:28 p.m. and 7:09 p.m.
Again on June 18, 2013 at 8:12 p.m
Again on June 22, 2013 at 1:36 p.m.
Again on June 23, 2013 at 3:05 p.m.
Again on June 24, 2013 at 2:18 p.m. and 7:31 p.m.
Again on June 25, 2013 at 7:16 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.
Again on June 26, 2013 at 7:58 p.m.
Again on June 27, 2013 at 8:08 p.m.

Except for a handful of occasions when a pre-recorded message was left on my answering machine, these were all hang up calls on my answering machine. The pre-recorded message indicating that Harbor Funds was calling to inform me that it had not received instructions from me as to how to vote my shares. I was asked to call another number and vote those shares so that the company would have a quorum at its meeting.

HOWEVER- I don’t own Harbor Funds and never have. Additionally, the Harbor Funds Web Site notes that “A special meeting of the shareholders of each fund of Harbor Funds was held on June 25, 2013” and, as anyone can see, I continued to get these hang up calls AFTER the meeting.
Sue
 Jun 28th, 2013
Hello All! 17/06/2012 WCA BCA pedition ON6WL/P from Kaastel Verloern Bos! The mebrmes of WLD club station ON6WL will be active on the 17th of June 2012 and participate in WCW-2012 from Kaastel Verloren Bos, WCA: ON-00338, BCA: OV-006 located in Park De Buylaers Lokeren, ONFF-065. They pan to work only on 40 and 20 meters from 07:00 UTC till 11:00 UTC as ON6WL/P. QSL via ON5JE. 73 11! [tnx info ON4BB]. 16/06/2012 WCA 9A-COTA pedition 9A7DCK/P from One Castle in Croatia! Denis 9A7DCK (WCAG #059) will be active on the 16th and 17th of June 2012 and participate WCW-2012 from One castle, the candidates are: Castle Inkey, Rasinja, WCA/9A-COTA: 9A-00057; Batthyany Castle, Ludbreg, WCA/9A-COTA: 9A-00047and Draskovic Castle, Veliki Bukovec, WCA/9A-COTA: 9A-00053. He plans to work as 9A7DCK/P on 40 -10 meters maybe 80 meters CW/SSB and digital modes. QSL via Home Call, bureau or direct. 73 11! [tnx info 9A7DCK]. 16/06/2012 WCA UCFA pedition UR2LM/P from Kodakskaya Fortress! Leonid UR2LM will be active on the 16th and 17th of June 2012 and participate in WCW-2012 from Kodakskaya Fortress, WCA: UR-00013, UCFA: DN-002, URDA: DN-14. He plans to work on 2, 20, 40, 80 and 160 meters as UR2LM/P. QSL via UR2LM, bureau or direct. 73 11! [tnx info UR2LM]. 16/06/2012 WCA S5-WCA pedition S51RU/P from Fortress Konjice! Marjan S51RU will be active on the 16th of June 2012 and particate in WCW-2012 from Fortress Konjice, WCA/S5-WCA: S5-00116. He plans to work as S51RU/P from 04:00 UTC until 09:00 UTC on 40, 30, 20 and 2 meters CW/SSB/FM. QSL via Home Call. Log will be uploaded to WCA E-Log. 73 11! [tnx info S51RU]. 16/06/2012 WCA UCFA pedition US7IGN/P from Kalos-Limen Fortress! Vladimir US7IGN will be active on the 16th and 17th of June 2012 and participate in WCW-2012 from Kalos-Limen Fortress, WCA: UR-00048, UCFA KR-008. He plans to work as US7IGN/P on all bands. QSL via Home Call. 73 11! [tnx info UR7UT]. 16/06/2012 WCA UCFA pedition EM7UT from Arsenal, Kievo-Pechorskaya Fortress! Serge UR7UT will be active on the 16th and 17th of June 2012 and participate in WCW-2012 from Arsenal, Kievo-Pechorskaya Fortress, WCA: UR-00066, UCFA: KV-001, URDA: KV-06, WW loc. KO50gk. He plans to work as EM7UT. QSL via UR7UT, bureau or direct. 73 11! [tnx info UR7UT]. 16/06/2012 WCA COTA-YL activation YL2GQT from Jelgava Castle! Andris YL2GQT will be active on the 16th and 17th of June 2012 and participate in WCW-2012 from Jelgava Castle, WCA: YL-00031, COTA-YL: Z-005. He plans to work CW/SSB on all bands as Home Call. Log will be uploaded to WCA E-Log. 73 11! [tnx info YL3GBC]. 16/06/2012 WCA COTA-RU pedition RZ1CWC/P from Anninskoe Fortification, Vyborg Castle, East Vyborg Fortification and Vysotsk Fortress! Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will take part in World Castles Weekend (WCW-2012) on the 16th of June till 11-12 UTC from Annenskoe Fortification, WCA: UA-00024, COTA-RU: C-124, RDA: LO-24 and Vyborg Castle, WCA: UA-00004, COTA-RU: C-104, RDA: LO-24, ARLHS: ERU-231, RLHA: RLE-124. On the 16th after 12 UTC from East Vyborg Fortification WCA: UA-00025, COTA-RU: C-125, RDA: LO-24. In the evening of 16th of June and in the morning of 17th of June from Vysotsk Fortress WCA: UA-00022, COTA-RU: C-122, RDA: LO-24, Vysotsky Island RRA: RR-01-14. We going to work as RZ1CWC/p on all bands by CW/PSK/SSB. QSL via RN1CW, bureau or direct. Log will be uploaded to WCA E-Log. 73 11! [tnx info RZ1CWC]. 15/06/2012 WCA S5-WCA pedition S57PZ/P and S53JP/P from several castles! Zvone S57PZ and Jure S53JP will be active on the air and participate in WCW-2012 from several castles: 15th of June from Dvorec Visoko Skofja Loka, WCA/S5-WCA: S5-00123 located in Visoko Pri Poljanah from 14:00 till 16:00 UTC; 16th of June from Strahlov Grad (Altenlach) Stara Loka, WCA/S5-WCA: S5-00263 located in Skofja Loka from 12:00 till 17:00 UTC; 17th of June from Ljubljanski Grad (Laibach), WCA/S5-WCA: S5-00059 located in Ljubljana from 07:00 till 12:00 UTC. They plan to work as S57PZ/P and S53JP/P on 7 to 50 MHz CW, SSB and PSK/RTTY. QSL via Home Call, Log will to uploaded to WCA E-Log. 73 11! [tnx info S57PZ]. 15/06/2012 WCA UCFA pedition UT7AXA/A from Fortress of Kruglyj Dvor! The mebrmes of Radio Club UT7AXA and operators from Trostyanets City will be active from 15th till 17 th of June 2012 and participate in WCW-2012 from Fortress of Kruglyj Dvor, WCA: UR-00112, UCFA: SU-002. This pedition to be carried out within a historical festival the Staraya Krepost 2012 (Old Fortress) . They plan to work on CW and SSB as UT7AXA/A. QSL via bureau. 73 11! [tnx info UT7AXA]. 11/06/2012 WCA UCFA pedition UT4UP/P from Kara-Tobe Fortress! Alexandr UT4UP will be active from 11st till 23th of June 2012 and participate in WCW-2012 from Kara-Tobe Fortress, WCA: UR-00049, UCFA: KR-009 located in Saki. He plans to work on all bands as UT4UP/P. QSL via Home Call. 73 11. [tnx info UT4UP].73 11! de Andrew RN1CWWCA Co-ordinator (World Castles Award)
Simo
 May 02nd, 2013
R & B Corporation Of Virginia
11821 Rock Landing Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-4207
Contact Phone: 757-873-3332
URL (web address):
Business Category: Collection Agency in Newport News, VA
Industry (SIC): Adjustment and Collection Services

Business InformationThis company profile is for the private company R & B Corporation Of Virginia , located in Newport News, VA. R & B Corporation Of Virginia's line of business is collection agency.
Company Name: R & B Corporation Of VirginiaIs This Your Company?
Address: 11821 Rock Landing Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-4207 (Map)
Alt Business Name:
Location Type: Single Location
Est. Annual Sales: View Details
Est. # of Employees: 16
Est. Empl. at Loc.: 16
Year Started: 2004
State of Incorp: VA
SIC #Code: View Details
Contact's Name: James Bayne
Contact's Title: President
NAICS: Collection Agencies


Also may be known as Credit Control Corporation, they have the same address and use the same phone numbers 757-223-5641 / 757-873-3322 / 757-873-0100
Bob Roberts
 Mar 13th, 2013
The company is Newport Travel! They have called me 16 times even though I asked them to stop. First I was very polite and then gradually related my request to stop in a more candid manner, but of course they will not stop. Recently I tried a new approach. I sound excited and consistently respond with "what a great deal". I also keep asking questions in order to increase the duration of the phone call. Adventually the conversation progresses to the point where they would like a credit card number. I them tell them I not comfortable with giving this information over the phone. I then get immediately escalated to a manager... they think they have a fish on the hook. Eventually the manager asks how I book other vacations and I reply with a credit card of course! However I can not trust their company because I've trusted them with my phone number and they are abusing it. I have receive 16 calls so far and I've ask very politely to please stop.Since they will not my approach is to keep them on the phone as long as possible waisting their time as they have been doing with my time. So far I have not yet received another call but time will tell. I would not recomend this company in any way due to their business practices. Do your neighbors a favor and post this as often as possible!!! Feel free to copy!!!
Fred
 Nov 13th, 2012
recording: bank of america stating "debit card with 435603 has been locked due to an internal security problem, please call 864-990-3713 to avoid card from being suspended"

called 864-990-3713, recording asking for 16 digit credit card number. after entering a dummy credit card number, the system would not recognize debit card as valid.

called again, avoided entering debit card number. after a few moments of silence, was prompted to enter 16 digit debit card number.

no options to speak to a customer service representative or operator.
dot
 Sep 12th, 2012
Call number. (fictitious b of a number)
When the number is called a recorded message asks you to enter your 16 digit credit card number, because an internal error will cause your acct to be limited, unless you enter your 16 digit acct numbert o verify your card number.
CPT
 Sep 09th, 2012
The facts are starting to fall into place. On 3-16, I got a call from 225-225-0208, On 3-17, I got a call from 225-678-0208. The reverse look-up for 3-16 showed "not in Phone Detective database". On 3-17, the reverse look-up produced the "helpful" fact that the call came from a wireless number in Baton Rouge, La. (I have written at length in other comments here at WCU, about how I have no doubt that lunatic neighbor attacks me by attacking my phone.) This is a guy who in the early 2000s tried to poison my dogs, had his friends vandalize my house, and tried to get me put in jail! I just keep quiet and wait to see how really serious his attacks against me are going to get -- and they will. I now have friends in high places, too.
Cherryl
 Mar 18th, 2012
At 16:30 on March 16, 2012 I received a call to my home phone. Upon answering, I was subjected to a recorded message revealing a “very import message for all power company customers”. No mention about specifics, just how the “Federal and Local government is offering a $3,500 in cash incentives to homeowners taking steps to conserve energy”. I was asked to “press ‘one’ now to setup a free in-home energy evaluation”.

After doing so, a gentleman who only identified himself as being with
Chuck
 Mar 17th, 2012
you idiots really should read the do not call list that you signed up for. Here is the part that covers landings research


Will All Telemarketing Calls Stop If I Register?
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If I register my number on the National Do Not Call Registry, will it stop all telemarketing calls?

No. Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls. However, if you ask a company with which you have an existing business relationship to place your number on its own do-not-call list, it must honor your request. You should keep a record of the date you make the request.
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Are calls from political organizations or calls soliciting for charities covered?

Political solicitations are not covered by the TSR at all, since they are not included in its definition of “telemarketing.” Charities are not covered by the requirements of the national registry. However, if a third-party telemarketer is calling on behalf of a charity, a consumer may ask not to receive any more calls from, or on behalf of, that specific charity. If a third-party telemarketer calls again on behalf of that charity, the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000 .
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What about telephone surveys?

If the call is really for the sole purpose of conducting a survey, it is not covered. Only telemarketing calls are covered — that is, calls that solicit sales of goods or services. Callers purporting to take a survey, but also offering to sell goods or services, must comply with the National Do Not Call Registry.
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My number is on the National Do Not Call Registry. After I bought something from a company, a telemarketer representing that organization called me. Is this a violation?

No. By purchasing something from the company, you established a business relationship with the company. As a result, even if you put your number on the National Do Not Call Registry, that company may call you for up to 18 months after your last purchase or delivery from it, or your last payment to it, unless you ask the company not to call again. In that case, the company must honor your request not to call. If they subsequently call you again, they may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000 .

An established business relationship with a company also will be created if you make an inquiry to the company, or submit an application to it. This kind of established business relationship exists for three months after the inquiry or application. During this time, the company can call you.

If you make a specific request to that company not to call you, however, then the company may not call you, even if you have an established business relationship with that company. You should keep a record of the date you make the request.
ryan
 Nov 17th, 2011
An automated telemarketing call, to a # on DNC registry. Automated calls are against the law according to FTC website.

http://www.thenextlivebroadcast.com/
Registrant:
Heirs Realty Group LLC

505 S. Cooper Ave #1
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: THENEXTLIVEBROADCAST.COM
Created on: 16-Feb-11
Expires on: 16-Feb-12
Last Updated on: 16-Feb-11

Administrative Contact:
Jenkins III, Lem lemjenkins@gmail.com
Heirs Realty Group LLC
505 S. Cooper Ave #1
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
United States
513-226-3694
Dave
 Aug 29th, 2011
Our phone number is on the Do Not Call list and today I filed a complaint against this caller. We were getting calls with no message left during the night on the business line. Finally, I picked up on this telemarketer call during business hours 8/16 @ 9:35 am; I asked why this number was called and was told that our phone number had called Charter prior, which is not correct. Told the woman to remove the number from the call list, and she said that by law it would take up to 30 days to be removed and may get more calls in the meanwhile. And no - it's not "OK" with me that this should take that long!

Calls were made:
8.11.11 @9:32 pm
8.12.11 @9:49 pm
8.15.11 @8:05 pm
8.16.11 @9:35 am
Business
 Aug 16th, 2011
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dfhsfjsj
 May 26th, 2011
This is a number used by someone to gather personal numbers (i.e. cell phones) by listing things on craigslist and saying to call the number, then using the caller ID to fill a database to send out scams such as:

Got a call from 916-241-4568? Report it and help to identify who and why is calling from this number.


grrr
11 Dec 2008
just got 14 calls at my work from them
Caller ID: 916 241 4568


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Rahul
16 Dec 2008
They called but I missed the call. Caller ID shows "CALIFORNIA"
Caller ID: "CALIFORNIA"
Caller: Didn't pick up
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4P3607
16 Dec 2008
is this a car scam?
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a
17 Dec 2008
this is the result of 411.com reverse phone look up, i answeared this call and it was a male recorded voice attempting to tell me i had won something, i immediately hung up for fear of fraud or scam..not interested what ever it is...its probly a scam of some sort...


(916) 241-4568
Type: Land Line
Provider: 01 Communications
Location: Fair Oaks (Sacramento), CA
Caller ID: (916) 241-4568
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Amanda
29 Dec 2008
I just got a call on my PERSONAL cellphone from these @holes. I called back and asked where they got my number from and they hung up right away.

This is a SCAM people!

I once went to a car show and applied for a trip and ever since I've been getting these calls and it's a scam. They tell you you've won a trip and that you only have to pay for a certain portion. They will ask for your credit card...ha!
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stella
29 Dec 2008
I got a telephone call to my cell phone number from this number unknown to me. This could be some sort of a scam....Be careful
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BJJ
29 Dec 2008
I had the same with those scammers . They called me two times though
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Abbotsford, BC
29 Dec 2008
I just got a call from this number also on my cell phone...it was an automated male voice saying something about me having been selected and to press "1" for my promotional gift...something like that. I hung up right away for fear that it was a scam.
Caller ID: 1 (916) 241-4568
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Calgary, AB
30 Dec 2008
I just got a call to my cell as well... how very irritating. I called back and it was just hold music.
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Edmonton, AB
30 Dec 2008
Got a call today as well. They didn't leave a message.
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Vancouver, B.C.
30 Dec 2008
This number tried to call my cell @ 9:40 am pacific time, today. I didn't answer.
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Abbotsford, BC
30 Dec 2008
Yeah I also tried to call back and just got hold music...didn't want to stay on for too long since it is a long distance number so I just hung up.
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AK
31 Dec 2008
Got a call from this number. Didn't pick up or call back as a result of everyones responses.

Thanks for the heads up!
Caller ID: 1 916-241-4568
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Edmonton, AB
31 Dec 2008
Just got a call from this number too. Didn't answer, due to all the comments above.

Thanks for the tips!
Caller ID: 1 916 241 4568
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Craig in Edmonton
31 Dec 2008
Just got a call and ignored it since I did not know the number. 2nd call from this number in a matter of seconds and 3rd one in the last 10 minutes form telemarketers. What the heck is going on today, have the starts aligned so the kooks come out to play?
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Edmonton, Alberta
31 Dec 2008
Got an incoming call on my cell phone. Very curious as to how that company got my cell phone number.
Caller ID: 1 916 241 4568
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Dwayne
4 Jan 2009
Got a call and it was a message saying "congratulations, you have been selected....." that was enough for me to hang up. I pay all my bills ontime.....therefore, NOONE should EVER call my cel unless they know me personally or if its an emergency. Anyone else can go F#$K a sock of needles.
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Will in Vancouver, BC
6 Jan 2009
I got a call from them just now... hung up right away...
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Ari
7 Jan 2009
i got this but missed the call.. are you guys on rogers?
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Haim TORONTO
7 Jan 2009
Got an incoming call on my cell phone. Very curious as to how that company got my cell phone number.
Caller ID: 1 916 241 4568
Reply !
John
 May 17th, 2011
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bob
 Mar 25th, 2011
I called number, identified as US Bank and asked for 16 digit credit card # ( VISA or MASTERCARD), pressed 0, got 2 number menu, pressed 2, got another request for 16 digit #, pressed 0 again, waited and finally got an "agent" of whom I requested placement of my number on the DO NOT CALL list. I also explained I did not have a US BANK CC. Courteous response; asked for my number and a moment later said my number was on their list. WE'll see!!!!
Byrne
 Jan 06th, 2011
GIVE YOUR MONEY TO A REAL CHARITY! NOT TO THESE SOLICITORS. They charge most of your money to soliciting it from you and waste the rest before it is used for the cause you donated. 69% OF YOUR DONATION GOES DIRECTLY TO THE SOLICITOR AND NOT TO FOP!
I looked up Fraternal Order of Police on the Washington State "Secretary of State" web site for registered charities.
[http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search_detail.aspx?charity_id=5615]

Washington State Fraternal Order of Police is registered as:
Fraternal Order of Police/Washington State Lodge
Mailing Address: Street Address:
2839 W Kennewick Avenue 5601 W Clearwater
PMB 356 #203
KENNEWICK WA 99336 KENNEWICK WA 99336

They use Corporations For Character, LC to solicit funds (by phone I presume)
According to the financial information shown on the web site, only 31% of the contributions raised by this organization were returned to or retained by the charity client(s) [http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search_detail_cfr.aspx?cfr_id=26873]

According to the WA State Secretary of State web site, FOP devoted only 52% of its total expenses to program services during the year reported.
THIS MEANS THAT:
ONLY 16% of the funds you give to the paid solicitor get used for the purpose you gave it (51% x 31% = 16%). The rest go to the solicitor and to 'administrative costs'. 69% goes directly to the solicitor and 31% goes to the FOP. FOP spends 15% of what you gave in overhead/administrative costs (like their web site) and 16% of what you gave to the 'cause'.

DONATE YOUR TIME AND MONEY DIRECTLY TO A REAL CHARITY AND NOT TO PHONE SOLICITORS! FOP IS A FRATERNAL ASSOCIATION AND NOT A CHARITY.
AT A MINIMUM GO DIRECTLY TO THE FOP WEB SITE to donate to one of their direct solicitations or to a lodge web site to donate directly to them. Phone solicitors are a rip-off!
Manny
 Sep 28th, 2010
I have been receiving calls from this number for the past few months. It's always dead air when i answer and no one ever leaves a message. I wrote to Capital One with no helpful response. I also reported this number to the FCC, which was rejected as a non-valid complaint. Seriously pissed off. This is harassment. I have kept a log of date/times/numbers. See Below:

Date Phone # Time
July 5, 2010 866-615-0531 12:36pm
July 7, 2010 866-615-0531 1:07pm
July 9, 2010 866-615-0531 12:31pm
July 16, 2010 866-615-0531 3:00pm
August 22, 2010 866-381-0453 9:16am
August 23, 2010 800-955-6600 10:13am
August 23, 2010 800-955-6600 5:20pm
August 23, 2010 800-955-6600 8:18pm
August 24, 2010 866-929-5306 9:29am
August 24, 2010 866-929-5306 6:56pm
August 25, 2010 866-929-5306 9:43am
August 25, 2010 866-929-5306 4:58pm
August 26, 2010 866-929-5307 2:01pm
August 26, 2010 866-929-5307 6:49pm
August 27, 2010 866-381-0453 11:35am
August 27, 2010 866-381-0453 6:45pm
August 28, 2010 800-955-6600 1:15pm
August 28, 2010 800-955-6600 3:10pm
August 29, 2010 866-381-0453 2:02pm
August 29, 2010 866-381-0453 4:48pm
August 30, 2010 866-929-5306 9:49am
August 30, 2010 866-929-5306 5:15pm
August 31, 2010 866-929-5307 12:19pm
August 31, 2010 866-929-5307 2:35pm
September 1, 2010 866-929-5306 9:45am
September 1, 2010 866-929-5306 5:04pm
September 2, 2010 866-929-5307 7:25pm
September 3, 2010 800-955-6600 9:35am
September 3, 2010 800-955-6600 12:22pm
September 3, 2010 800-955-6600 2:55pm
September 4, 2010 866-929-5306 11:39am
September 5, 2010 866-929-5307 10:33am
September 5, 2010 866-929-5307 4:37pm
September 6, 2010 866-381-0453 9:45am
September 6, 2010 866-381-0453 1:42pm
September 6, 2010 866-381-0453 5:39pm
September 7, 2010 866-929-5306 11:39am
September 7, 2010 866-929-5306 3:43pm
September 7, 2010 866-929-5306 8:42pm
September 8, 2010 800-955-6600 10:17am
September 8, 2010 800-955-6600 3:31pm
September 9, 2010 866-381-0453 9:13am
September 9, 2010 866-381-0453 1:42pm
September 9, 2010 866-381-0453 8:41pm
September 10, 2010 866-929-5307 9:13am
September 10, 2010 866-929-5307 11:21am
September 10, 2010 866-929-5307 1:20pm
September 11, 2010 866-929-5306 9:43am
September 11, 2010 866-929-5306 4:48pm
September 12, 2010 866-381-0453 8:51am
September 13, 2010 866-929-5306 11:00am
September 13, 2010 866-929-5306 12:55pm
September 13, 2010 866-929-5306 3:49pm
September 14, 2010 866-929-5307 2:04pm
September 14, 2010 866-929-5307 8:09pm
September 15, 2010 866-929-5307 9:28am
September 15, 2010 866-929-5307 4:59pm
September 16, 2010 866-381-0453 10:52am
September 16, 2010 866-381-0453 2:00pm
September 16, 2010 866-381-0453 6:58pm
September 17, 2010 800-955-6600 9:00am
September 17, 2010 800-955-6600 2:09pm
September 17, 2010 800-955-6600 4:58pm
September 18, 2010 866-381-0453 11:31am
September 19, 2010 866-929-5307 8:42am
September 19, 2010 866-929-5307 10:10am
September 19, 2010 866-929-5307 12:07pm
September 20, 2010 866-381-0453 10:53am
September 20, 2010 866-381-0453 5:15pm
September 21, 2010 800-955-6600 12:59pm
September 21, 2010 800-955-6600 6:23pm
September 22, 2010 800-955-6600 9:14am
September 22, 2010 800-955-6600 4:30pm
September 22, 2010 800-955-6600 6:54pm
September 23, 2010 866-381-0453 8:48am
September 23, 2010 866-381-0453 3:06pm
September 23, 2010 866-381-0453 4:41pm
Over 75 Calls
 Sep 23rd, 2010
In case no one here knows it. The use of automated calling systems for the purposes of collecting debts is ILLEGAL by ommission! The fact that the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act states that a debt collector must identify themselves, who they are trying to reach, and be ready to answer specific questions from the person they have called summarily and permanently removes the right to use an automated dialer to call numbers in an attempt to collect a debt. That means EVERY CALL no matter if it is to a true debtor to Verizon Wireless or to a non-customer is an ILLEGAL CALL! Know your rights folks! Every violation of the FDCPA laws rates about a $1,000 fine. Some violations rate as much as $5,000 or even more. The point is.. For violation of the law they can and should loose far more than they gain by doing so. And at present, until the updated version of the FDCPA is affirmed and released, the maximum fine for the violations of the rights of ONE customer is capped at something like $16,000... How many of you paid $16,000 for your cell phone and service???
Informativesoul
 Sep 10th, 2010
The automated voice introduced the caller as something that sounded like "hanscom" security services and announced that my charge card was deactivated - sounds like fraud. It asked if I want to re-activated and later prompted for the 16-digit card number. Obviously I did not give it out and just entered 16 zeros. Another automated voice announced that the number was not recognized. When you try to call back, the phone call fails. Phone #1133 is obviously not a valid number.
PZ
 Aug 11th, 2010
This information is from the BBB website:

Charity Contact InformationName: National Children's Cancer Society
Address: One South Memorial Drive, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-241-1600
314-241-5243
Web Address: www.nationalchildrenscancersociety.org
Also known as: Childrens Cancer Assistance Fund


Back To Top BBB Wise Giving Alliance CommentsYear, State Incorporated: 1987, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families."
Back To Top Evaluation Conclusions





National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS) meets the 20Standards for Charity Accountability.

Back To Top Programs

NCCS distributes donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to medical centers in countries with less advanced treatment facilities. The organization also provides direct financial assistance to children with cancer and their families within the United States. Assistance is available for medical expenses, such as insurance premiums, treatment and equipment, and also for other incidentals such as transportation, lodging, food and other household needs. The organization disseminates several publications, including "Voice of Hope" on issues relating to children's cancer and distributes information to children and parents about care-giving, grief, emotional support and survivorship issues.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, NCCS's program expenses were:



Division of patient and family services 26,026,123
Supplemental family support 3,522,510
Public information and education 448,414
Total Program Expenses: $29,997,047
Back To Top Governance

Chief Executive : Mark Stolze, President & Chief Executive Officer
Compensation*: $254,638

Chair of the Board: Mark Slocomb
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: First Vice President, Merrill Lynch

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 20

*October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008 compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

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Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, telemarketing, special events, grant proposals, Internet appeals, and cause-related marketing.


Fund raising costs were 16% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $35,859,930, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

NCCS incurred joint costs of $5,897,910 for informational materials and activities that included fund raising materials. Of those costs, $4,851,170 was allocated to fund raising expenses, $880,949 was allocated to program expenses, and $165,791 was allocated to administrative expenses.

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This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.

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The following information is based on NCCS's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008.


Source of Funds
In-kind contributions 24,302,704
Contributions 11,236,241
List rental income 333,891
Event revenue (net) 320,985
Investment income -143,893
Total Income $36,049,928








Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83% Fund Raising: 16% Administrative: 1%

Total income $36,049,928
Program expenses $29,997,047
Fund raising expenses 5,840,514
Administrative expenses 493,809

Total expenses $36,331,370
Expenses in Excess of Income (281,442)
Beginning net assets 3,987,970

Ending net assets 3,706,528
Total liabilities 831,462
Total assets $4,537,990

Note: According to NCCS's 2008 audited financial statements, the organization received $24,274,713 in in-kind donations consisting of pharmaceuticals ($24,210,439) and vehicle donations ($64,274).

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M
 Aug 09th, 2010
7/16/2010 - called today at 1:16

The recorded message in Spanish says "You are the winner of one million dollars. Press one to claim your winnings."
swhite
 Jul 16th, 2010
"....Congress may have the Census conducted in "such manner as they shall by Law direct"...." That means they can direct the counting of the people, not take marketing, urban planning, or scientific surveys using my tax dollars, much less intimidate me.

If you come knocking on my door, Resident, asking ACS questions (sent the short form in the day I received it), I will politely ask you to leave three times in a row with the phone in my hand. If you threaten me or keep asking me questions, I will stand there and call the police to escort you off my property. If you're crazy enough to try your other 2 required visits, I will probably just call the popo when you place your shoe on my property.

IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT THEY WILL HOME VISIT ABOUT 1/3 OF THE PEOPLE THAT DON'T ANSWER THE ACS QUESTIONS ON THE PHONE, BUT you still don't have to answer the ACS survey if they already know how many people live in your home. Warn your children not to answer the door to these people.

um, Rosco, maybe you could explain how that article shows why the government needs to know if my kids are able to bathe themselves!?! Or if I "have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses?" Guess that's just me being "paranoid" that the founding fathers didn't intend for the government to intimidate us into answering just about any crazy question a special interest group or university study could dream up.... oh yea, USING MY TAX DOLLARS TO DO SO!! They want to know if my 16 yo has served in the armed forces... shouldn't they already have a pretty good idea about this... and can a 16 YEAR OLD!?!
FED up
 Jul 15th, 2010
I have been receiving calls from this number with an automatic message stating to please call about a personal matter. Once the connection is made, it requests a 16 digit account number. Since there is no such number that I am aware of, I hit the # key trying to get a live response. Nothing. It just keeps requesting a 16 digit account number.
sweethome1448
 Jul 13th, 2010
From the BBB.org website:
NOT accredited with the BBB.

They obtained my information illegally and tried to sell me some sort of online merchant credit account. They would not give me the name of the company that sold them the data. This really puts me out because someone is selling my data illegally, and I can't stop them.

I suspect them of fraud.

Business Name: True Success Solutions
Business Address: 12207 N. 112th Avenue
Youngtown, AZ 85363
Original Business Start Date: 2/16/2009
Local Business Start Date: 2/16/2009
Type of Entity: Sole Proprietorship
Phone Number:
877-276-3831
Fax Number:
623-972-1924
BBB Accreditation: This business is not a BBB Accredited Business

Type of Business:
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY COS.
WORK-AT-HOME COS.
Website Address: truesuccesssolutions dot com
greenman
 Jun 10th, 2010
Mr. Kesler. I have repeatedly asked your company to remove us from your calling list. We are already on the Do Not Call List, but you do not remove us. You keep calling from 314 627 5503. Our company is one of many who you do not respect.
Have you ever looked online to see the thousands of people who complain? Some have contacted their Attorney Generals. Remove our number! PLEASE!

"Damn these people they don't give up harassing people. I got atleast 5 calls from the same lady asking same repeted question. After i asked put me on do not call list she refused and said she will call back and hanged up on me. wish you were here in Denver I would find out your address and i would walk in your call center personally and make sure you are never able to lift the receiver in you hands again.
2009-12-28 16:32:57 UTCchristy
incessant phone calls from this number....always asking for the owner of the business. NEVER leaves a message....ALWAYS rude.
2010-01-06 21:11:01 UTCkim
NEVER leaves a message....They are rude and call over and over again....
2010-01-08 17:07:49 UTCMark
ID says CPC. Same story as above. Rude. Asks for owner of business. Will not talk to my assistant. Somehow they have my mobile number and office number. I am guessing my info got sold to them. I'll try to remember to update after I talk to them.
2010-02-01 20:00:16 UTCbob
I just got a phone call from them. They asked for the owner and I replied which one, then she said that she had the wrong number. I asked what company she worked for and she said crescent processing. I checked them out on the web and it turns out that they are a credit card processing company with some questionable actions on both the processing end and when hiring their sales reps that they charge to work for them.
2010-02-19 18:21:08 UTCSC-Brad
I switched my land line number to my cell phone, right away started to get these telemarketing calls. A GIANT pain.

A TEMPORARY salution that I am using is to

1. Save the number in my cell phone.
2. Identify the number naming it "X".
3. Then change the "RING TONE" to none.


Wha-La no more call come in!

Hope this can work for you.
2010-02-23 17:32:10 UTCPaula
I have a home tax practice. CPC has been calling at least once a day for several days. I checked out the number here to find that it is a credit card processing office. So, this morning, I picked up the call. The lady first asked for the business owner. I confirmed and then she began a spiel that her manager wants to come to my office and would I be available at 11:30 (it is 11:25 right now). I told her I had a home office and, before I could tell her I wasn't interested, she said they don't come to home offices and she hung up. Other than the rude hangup, she was professional in her manner. We'll see if they stop calling now.

So, try telling them you are "just" a home office - maybe they will go away.
2010-03-02 22:13:12 UTCRobert
Got a call from this number. It went like this:

Caller: "Hello, is the owner available."
Me: "No, he's not."
Caller: "Oh, well is the co-owner in?"
Me: "No, I'm sorry, he died."
Caller: "What? Oh no! When?"
Me: "I'm sorry, that is none of your business."
Caller (somewhat indignantly): "Well I'll just call back in 30 minutes."
Me (after she hung up): "Go ahead, smart-ass. I'll tell you the same thing, and I'll laugh my ass off."
2010-04-02 18:59:57 UTCTony
Probably trying to sell card processing to businesses. I just hung up on them.
2010-04-08 18:21:27 UTCWRS
CPC keeps calling (314 627 5503), rude and ignorant I have tried to get them blocked with no success. Trying to sell STUFF, not just phones but services that do not relate to my business. They call approx. 1-2 weekly.
2010-04-21 15:43:50 UTCjason
i found the company and contact info.... feel free to send thier president and email i did!!
crescentprocessing.com

be sure to contact david kesler.. they ask for your boos or owner why not speak to thiers?!?!
2010-05-18 17:44:05 UTCjudy
they call every day and they wont stop
2010-05-19 18:39:59 UTCDave
314-627-5503
Company is: Crescent Processing Company (CPC)
crescentprocessing.com
12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 1100
Dallas, TX 75251

President is David Kesler - Their toll free numbers are:
Main: 1-877-233-3376
Fax: 1-877-778-9222

Maybe if everyone calls them back (on their dime since the number is toll free) they may get the hint we don't want their phone calls.
Tom Henley
 May 20th, 2010
My wife refuses to answer these calls, but I like to entertain myself after a long day. This one smelled from the get go. I recieved a call from a gentleman asking if I wanted to lower my interest rate on my CC. He started into his spiel about getting a letter in the mail. And I replied that I did not at which point he said I probably tossed it because I didn't know what it was. I stopped him, and said, "lets get to it, what do you want?" his supervisor came immediately on the line. Nannette White she said. She went on and on telling me how great this program was and that the banks don't give you the option to lower your rates (i don't think mine are bad) and was trying to get me to give her my cc information. She said she just wanted the 800# on the back. I said what else? she said I just needed to give her the 16 digit card# as a means of Identification for me ONLY. I almost fell on the floor laughing. At which point she said that there was nothing they could do with JUST the 16 digit # on the card, because it was just the same information that was on my statements. I told her sorry NO. At which point she started all over with the speil. We went through it several times, and always came to the point of me refusing to give her my CC#. I kept trying to find out what their program is, but she just couldn't tell me with out me being qualified for the program. I kept asking what the "program" was, and she kept trying to get me to get qualified. She finally started all over with the script, at which point I said "Honey, you need to give up because I am never going to give you my cc # over the phone. She then gave me her contact info, and started into the beginning of the script again. WOW talk about desperate. I stopped her and told her I was going to research them and call back if I was interrested. BTW, I am not interrested, but I love to play with the scam artists on the phone.
Aric
 Apr 24th, 2010
I've been called three times from this number since 4/16 (4/16, 4/20, 4/21) and I have no idea who this is.
anon
 Apr 21st, 2010
4/14 - 10:57 am call. No VM left
4/14 - 12:58 pm call. No VM left
4/14 - 2:59 pm call. No VM left
4/14 - 8:25 pm call. No VM left
4/15 - 9:15 am call. No VM left
4/15 - 11:17 am call. No VM left
4/15 - 1:17 pm call. No VM left
4/15 - 3:19 pm call. No VM left
4/15 - 8:49 pm call. No VM left
4/16 - 9:16 am call - representative spoke to someone at the house. Representative was informed we weren't interested. ***This call should be listened to as representative was very difficult to understand and was a poor representation of BabyToBee.
4/17 - 10:18 am call. No VM left
4/17 - 12:19 pm call - spoke to representative (first name was Shanise - refused to provide last name) again and asked to be removed from their call list. Was informed this may take up to 30 days to take effect. I asked to speak to a supervisor and was informed there weren't any available. I asked to have the supervisor's name and extension for a call later. Was informed there were no supervisors and she was unable to provide me with any contact information when I stated that I did not want the removal of my phone number to potentially take effect up to 30 days from now. Representative continued to be vague and offer no immediate solution or creative alternative. I became increasingly frustrated after receiving 2-3 calls per day from this phone nuimber and no message was left. This is aggressive phone tactics. When asked to be removed the day prior, was not informed it would take up to 30 days and it was followed up with another two phone calls the next day (on 4/17).
4/17 - I called call center and asked to speak w/supervisor. Representative informed me that there was no supervisor available at the time. "Agent Support 10" would call me back. Representative then disconnected call after I repeatedly asked for the name of the supervisor who is supposed to call me.
undisclosed
 Apr 17th, 2010
BBB Profile:
www.bbb.org/greater-san-francisco/business-reviews/magazine-sales/discover-enterprises-in-antioch-ca-44202

California Secretary of State:
http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/cbs.aspx

Entity Name: DISCOVER ENTERPRISES INC.
Entity Number: C2897352
Date Filed: 06/16/2006
Status: DISSOLVED
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 3436 HILLCREST AVE #150
Entity City, State, Zip: ANTIOCH CA 94531
Phone: 925-522-8150
Phone: 925-331-1119

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Gina Stagnitto
 Mar 21st, 2010
This is the same number only containing the 103 after it. This is the way it appears on caller ID: 877-228-1217103


3 Comments
2010-02-27 01:01:13 UTCfullofshyt

I heard from "Mr. Marino." IMG or Shapiro and Price. First they tell me my case is in court. Then he says no it isn't when I asked about a payment arrangement. I called the original creditor. They sold the account to someone else. Also, these guys were trying to get more than double what is actually owed.
2010-02-22 22:16:32 UTCHK12855

Here's some feedback as to this caller in Pennsylvania:

sickofit - 13 Feb 2010 I got the same message from a Michael Smith who was calling my mother saying that there was a court case. I too have not had any certified mail to this effect and knew for a fact that I didn't have anything that would be in litigation at this time. The phone number was 1-877-228-1217.

FL - 10 Feb 2010 "Marino" called from the firm of "Shapiro & Price", leaving a message about a case of "Fraud". Didn't even get my name right. Must be a scam. Caller ID: Lawyer Referral

Ace2112 - 10 Feb 2010 Ya I got the same thing too about fraud.. But they called my ex's phone and we haven't been together for years. She doesn't even have my last name.. will call in the morning to see whats up
Caller ID: 1-877-228-1217
Caller: Shapiro and Price.

Krezr - 16 Feb 2010 My grandmother received a call from these people asking for me, they told her they needed to speak to me about a federal prosecution case over fraudulent checks and I don't have a checking account anywhere and have never written a check in my life, never have and never will. Must be a scam.
Caller ID: 877-228-1217

TXlonghorn - 18 Feb 2010 I recieved a call from a Mr Smith. He notified me of a delinqent account that i forgot about from a 2 or threes years ago. At first i was apprehensive about the situation but after i looked into it further it was a great thing that they called me when they did. If i had not had this oppurtunity to discuss this before it reached a legal status i would of been hurt pretty bad in the pocket book for years to come
Caller ID: 877-228-1217
Caller: Shapiro and Price
2010-02-06 21:30:44 UTCpoohof5

??? Anyone know who this is??? He says he's some kind of a Lawyer with legal matters???? But a real Lawyer would not have a 800 Number, and I'd think I'd be getting a certified letter if I was in some sort of trouble?????
jim
 Mar 11th, 2010
Derrick Barnes is a scamster car dealer who posts pretending to be a private owner. DECEIT is his M.O.

Dont fall for it !

Feb 25 - ***LEXUS 2003 ES300,Like New,Miles 122k - $9775 - (Birmingham) pic

Feb 16 - ***BMW 745i 2002 Sport Package,Like New!!!! - $14500 - (Birmingham) pic

Feb 11 - ***BMW 745i 2002 Sport Package,Super Clean - $14500 - (Birmingham AL) pic

Feb 4 - **Lexus SC400,1996 Very Sharp!! - $5295 - (Birmingham) pic

Mar 5 - ***2000 TOYOTA CAMRY LE-Low Miles !!!! - $3899 - (Hoover/Birmingham) pic

Mar 4 - ***2000 Saab 9-3 Convertible-LOW MILES!!! - $4495 - (Birmingham/Hoover) pic

Mar 3 - ***2000 Saab 9-3 Convertible-LOW MILES!!! - $4495 - (Birmingham/Hoover) pic

Mar 3 - **LEXUS RX300,Near Perfect ! 2001 - $7775 - (Birmingham/Hoover) pic

Mar 2 - **LEXUS RX300,Near Perfect ! 2001 - $8250 - (Hoover/Birmingham) pic

Feb 23 - ***2000 TOYOTA CAMRY LE-Low Miles !!!! - $3899 - (Hoover/Birmingham) pic

Feb 22 - ***2000 TOYOTA CAMRY LE-Low Miles !!!! - $3899 - (Birmingham/Hoover) pic

Feb 20 - ***2000 Saab 9-3 Convertible-LOW MILES!!! - $4695 - (Birmingham/Hoover) pic

Feb 19 - ***2000 TOYOTA CAMRY LE-Low Miles !!!! - $3900 - (Birmingham/Hoover) pic

Feb 17 - ***BMW 745i 2002 Sport Package,Like New!!!! - $14500 - (Birmingham) pic

Feb 16 - ***2000 SAAB 9-5 Wagon,Low Miles,Luxury Package!! - $3950 - (Hoover/Birmingham) pic

Feb 15 - ***BMW 745i 2002 Sport Package,Like New!!!! - $14500 - (Hoover/Birmingham) pic

Feb 15 - ***2000 SAAB 9-5 Wagon,Low Miles,Luxury Package!! - $3950 - (Birmingham/Hoover) pic

Feb 11 - ***BMW 745i 2002 Sport Package,Super Clean - $14500 - (Hoover/Inverness) pic

Feb 11 - ***2000 SAAB 9-5 Wagon,Low Miles,Luxury Package!! - $3950 - (Birmingham/Hoover) pic

Feb 10 - ***2000 SAAB 9-5 Wagon,Low Miles,Luxury Package!! - $3950 - (Birmingham) pic

Feb 9 - **2000 Saab 9-5 Wagon,Low Miles-Premium Luxury Package with DVD - $3950 - (B-Ham/Hoover) pic

Feb 8 - **2000 Saab 9-5 Wagon,Low Miles-Premium Luxury Package with DVD - $3950 - (Birmingham/hoover) pic

Feb 7 - **2000 Saab 9-5 Wagon,Low Miles-Premium Luxury Package with DVD - $3950 - (Birmingham/Hoover) pic

Feb 5 - **Lexus SC400,1996 Very Sharp!! - $5295 - (Hoover) pic

Feb 5 - 2000 SAAB 9-5 Wagon,Premium Entertainment Package with DVD - $3950 - (Birmingham /Hoover) pic

Feb 4 - 2000 SAAB 9-5 Wagon,Premium Entertainment Package with DVD - $3950 - (Hoover) pic
Scambuster
 Mar 05th, 2010
aicr soliciting donations. I've had 9 hangup calls in the last couple of days. When I called them back at 3:15 on friday, they were closed even though their introduction said they were still open . They could take some of that nearly half milllion salary their ceo gets and hire some real people to answer the phone. Don't they realize how much these hang up calls turn people away from their cause?


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American Institute for Cancer Research


Also Known As: AICR
1759 R St NW
Washington, DC 20009

GENERAL INFORMATION
Contact: Ms. Kathryn L. Ward, Senior Vice President
Telephone: 202-328-7744
Fax: 202-328-7226
E-mail: aicrweb@aicr.org
Web Site: www.aicr.org

Who We Are
The American Institute for Cancer Research fosters research on diet, nutrition and cancer and educates the public about the results.

This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity .
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's September 30, 2008 Form 990.
Additional narrative information in this report was last supplied by the organization on February 26, 2009.
It makes its audited financial statements available to the public upon request.
Contributions are deductible, as provided by law.
How to Help
This organization is seeking funds from contributions and grants. These funds will be used for unrestricted operating expenses and special projects.

Location(s) Served
National
NTEE Code
G30—Cancer
H30—Cancer Research
K40—Nutrition Programs
EIN: 52-1238026
Year Founded: 1982
Ruling Year: 1982
Fiscal Year: September 30, 2008
Assets: $16,977,071 (from Sep 30, 2008 Form 990)
Income: $34,839,632 (from Sep 30, 2008 Form 990)
No. of Board Members: 6
No. of Full-Time Employees: 21-100
No. of Part-Time Employees: 21-100
No. of Volunteers: 0

Chief Executive
Ms. Marilyn Gentry

Chief Executive Profile
Marilyn Gentry, AICR President, has been associated with the Institute since its beginning. She developed AICR's consumer education programs and has provided direction for the research program, helping build a nationally recognized and praised research effort. Kelly B. Browning is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute. He is responsible for the Institute's direct response and major fund-raising programs; and all finance, accounting, government affairs, state regulatory affairs and legal issues. Kathryn L. Ward, AICR Senior Vice President, is responsible for administration, non-direct mail fundraising and program including education, communications and research.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Name Title
Peter McCarty
Jeffrey Bunn
Susan Pepper
Lawrence Pratt
Melvin Hutson

MISSION AND PROGRAMS
Mission
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is one of the nation''s largest cancer charity, focusing exclusively on the link between diet and cancer. The Institute provides a wide range of consumer education programs that help millions of Americans learn to make dietary changes for lower cancer risk. AICR also supports innovative research in cancer prevention and treatment at universities, hospitals and research centers across the U.S. The Institute has provided millions of dollars in funding for research in diet, nutrition and cancer.

Programs
AICR's operating programs focus on research grant funding and public education. The Institute has channeled millions of dollars into investigations of the diet-cancer link. These dollars have fostered research at leading universities, hospitals and research centers throughout the U.S. and around the world. With the nation's most extensive program of publications on diet, nutrition and cancer prevention, AICR has distributed millions of AICR educational booklets and pamphlets to the public, and hundreds of thousands of copies of reference works from AICR have reached health professionals. Nutrition seminars, public service announcements and other consumer-targeted programs help to further promote AICR's message that diet plays a major role in cancer risk.

Additional Comments from the Organization
AICR educational programs for cancer prevention have gained recognition from many sources, including numerous awards. Recent recognition includes the National Health Information Awards and APEX awards. In 2003, The American Dietetic Association Awarded AICR its President's Circle Nutrition Education Award.

GOALS AND RESULTS
Accomplishments for Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2006
Since its inception, AICR has granted a total of more than $83 million in diet and cancer research funding.
AICR hosted the Internation Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer in a two day program with 29 science professional speakers, a poster session and press conference. AICR research department participated in reseach conferences in the US and internationally.
AICR continued to expand its public education offerings, which now include conferences, seminars, brochures in English and Spanish, newsletters, public service announcements, a nutrition hotline and other programs. It also reaches the public through the media, generating 8,000 newspaper and magazine articles a year on diet and cancer. It's award winning website, www.aicr.org draws between 60 and 90,000 visitors a month.
Objectives for Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2007
AICR will continue to fund cutting edge research in the area of diet, nutrition and cancer, focusing on prevention, treatment and survivorship.
AICR will contine to distribute its quarterly newsletter to more than 1.6 million housholds.
AICR will continue to be the primary resource for diet and cancer information for consumers, journalists, health professionals and educators.
Self Assessment
The Institute's grant review process is one of only a few to have earned the approval of the National Cancer Institute. The grant review panels are an important part of the success of the research grant program. It annually runs the International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer, which draws up to 500 researchers and practitioners to discuss advances in this essential but specialized field. AICR regularly surveys recipients of its educational materials to evaluate their effectiveness.


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FINANCIAL DATA
Revenues and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008
REVENUE
Contributions $30,553,961
Government Grants $0
Program Services $2,662,883
Investments $440,179
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $1,182,609
Total Revenue $34,839,632
EXPENSES
Program Services $22,326,446
Administration $3,983,289
Other $7,413,782
Total Expenses $33,723,517
Net Gain/Loss $1,116,115

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Balance Sheet: Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008
Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot long survive, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

ASSETS October 1, 2007 September 30, 2008 Change
Cash & Equivalent $2,207,987 $6,676,558 $4,468,571
Accounts Receivable $572,335 $622,819 $50,484
Pledges & Grants Receivable $0 $0 $0
Receivable / Other $0 $0 $0
Inventories for Sale of Use $0 $0 $0
Investment/Securities $12,238,081 $7,051,351 ($5,186,730)
Investment/Other $0 $0 $0
Fixed Assets $209,100 $168,417 ($40,683)
Other $3,513,621 $2,457,926 ($1,055,695)
Total Assets $18,741,124 $16,977,071 ($1,764,053)
LIABILITIES October 1, 2007 September 30, 2008 Change
Accounts Payable $2,246,478 $1,941,429 ($305,049)
Grants Payable $5,005,274 $3,717,745 ($1,287,529)
Deferred Revenue $70,289 $77,238 $6,949
Loans and Notes $0 $0 $0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Other $2,465,481 $2,394,709 ($70,772)
Total Liabilities $9,787,522 $8,131,121 ($1,656,401)
FUND BALANCE $8,953,602 $8,845,950 ($107,652)
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Thomas
 Feb 05th, 2010
I was scammed out of $16,831 over the last 5+ months .names like jazz lescano,philip warren,(peter nelson,aka owner)
roger williams,aka-head of treasury dept,officer roy customs agent. All bogus names ,bs you to the max.All speak (Indian accents, are all I can describe as).Start out with line of grants for various odd reasons(some clause 23 ?)$199 application fee(runs out every 30 days),$250 to have a customs agent deliver your $$$(mine was in an accident,unable to deliver,yea)first,last,middle name turned around so many times to void whatever transaction I made. Paying for affidavids,% of transfers to make transfers to your account.I personally made 35 transactions of over $16,000 ,had every story,excuse,lie known to man pulled on me.Clammed to be a religeous sole(the devils helper more likely)I am sure I am one of the biggest fools they have scammed, don't listen to these deciples of satan himself.God askes us to forgive, I shall forgive, pick myself up and start over from absolutely nothing in my bank account, and nothing to pay my taxes with this year.I ask for your prayers,God will provide for me.
Ritchie
 Feb 05th, 2010
1-801-472-5500 Automated message for free movie screening: I tried to call back but couldn't get through... instead got a message saying 'your call could not be completed as dialed, please check your number and try again, Error 084T." Anyway, I received a voice mail message January 15,2010 @3:37 pm - it was an automated invitation to a moving screen,Saturday January 16, 2010, 2:00 pm, located at AMC Burbank 16 Theaters,125 E. Palm Ave. Burbank, CA, for a family 'kid' show, ages 6 - 12 years of age, instructing me not to bring children under the age of six, among other directives. I Googled the theater, called it at 818-953-4020 to find out if they were really showing a free screening, and they said the movie was "The Snowman", but I am pretty sure that was NOT the name I was given in the message. BTW, I didn't sign up for free movie screenings, so I don't know how they got my number. I do live relatively close enough so that it seems plausible, but it all sounds fishy,especially since I got yet another call yesterday morning from a number registering 000-000-0000, and a message offering me "a great deal", which might be unrelated, but I'm investigating these series of calls, as I am now suspicious. Posted 1-21-10 @2:20 PM
Noyb
 Jan 21st, 2010
1-801-472-5500 Automated message for free movie screening: I tried to call back but couldn't get through... instead got a message saying 'your call could not be completed as dialed, please check your number and try again, Error 084T." Anyway, I received a voice mail message January 15,2010 @3:37 pm - it was an automated invitation to a moving screen,Saturday January 16, 2010, 2:00 pm, located at AMC Burbank 16 Theaters,125 E. Palm Ave. Burbank, CA, for a family 'kid' show, ages 6 - 12 years of age, instructing me not to bring children under the age of six, among other directives. I Googled the theater, called it at 818-953-4020 to find out if they were really showing a free screening, and they said the movie was "The Snowman", but I am pretty sure that was NOT the name I was given in the message. BTW, I didn't sign up for free movie screenings, so I don't know how they got my number. I do live relatively close enough so that it seems plausible, but it all sounds fishy,especially since I got yet another call yesterday morning from a number registering 000-000-0000, and a message offering me "a great deal", which might be unrelated, but I'm investigating these series of calls, as I am now suspicious. Posted 1-21-10 @2:20 PM
NOYB
 Jan 21st, 2010
Phone Number Report: 800-395-2274

They have called 8 times, starting on 1-8-10. They asked for "Don". My husband's told them "no Don here. Please stop calling me."

They are calling a truck driver's cell phone. They have awoken him several times now. The last time (before today) I called them from home. I told them to stop calling & that if they call again I was going to report them to the FTC.

Well, they called his cell phone number again today. I called them & demanded to speak to a supervisor or manager. Then, I put her on a 3-way call to the FTC & filed a complaint with them -- while she was on the phone. She kept trying to interrupt. I lost connection to the FTC & had to call them back.

I also told "Kathy", the supervisor, that if he has an accident because of being woken up by their phone calls -- I WAS GOING TO SUE THEM! Also, I've asked them what kind of scam they are operating. Phishing? What exactly is their purpose? I told them about all the numerous websites with complaints against them. I told them that one site listed complaints to FTC 7,952. I did not disclose this website's name.

The Do Not Call fine is $16,000 per violation. I told Kathy this. This fine is per call. 8 x $16,000 == STIFF PENALTY!
TejasKat
 Jan 20th, 2010
been having these guys call atleast 16 or 16 times a day............ really getting annoying neversay a word either ^&5#heads......
jeremiah
 Jan 02nd, 2010
I just started to get phone calls on my land line from 561-962-0988 this morning ( 12/16/2009). The caller on the other end was looking for Cynthia. Then he called back in the afternoon again. This time I didn't pick up the phone to answer him. My caller ID says the call is coming from FBK Products in West Palm Beach, Florida. I have never done any business with FBK Products and don't intend to. I would like to quit getting calls from this number and I don't want them to be calling from any of the 16 other phone numbers they use.
Cheryl
 Dec 17th, 2009
Here's some more important FTC "Do Not Call" information everyone visiting this site should read and know. I'll keep looking and disseminating as much on this subject as I can.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nancy B. Shelton, Manager, Airspace
Branch, Air Traffic Division, Federal
Aviation Administration, P.O. Box
20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320;
telephone (404) 305–5586.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Comments Invited
Interested parties are invited to
participate in this proposed rulemaking
by submitting such written data, views
or arguments as they may desire.
Comments that provide the factual basis
supporting the views and suggestions
presented are particularly helpful in
developing reasonsed regulatory
decisions on the proposal. Comments
are specifically invited on the overall
regulatory, aeronautical, economic,
environmental, and energy-related
aspects of the proposal.
Communications should identify the
airspace docket number and be
submitted in triplicate to the address
listed above. Commenters wishing the
FAA to acknowledge receipt of their
comments on this action must submit
with those comments a self-addressed,
stamped postcard on which the
following statement is made:
‘‘Comments to Airspace Docket No. 99–
ASO–17.’’ The postcard will be date/
time stamped and returned to the
commenter. All communications
received before the specified closing
date for comments will be considered
before taking action on the proposed
rule. The proposal contained in this
action may be changed in light of the
comments received. All comments
submitted will be available for
examination in the Office of the
Regional Counsel for Southern Region,
Room 550, 1701 Columbia Avenue,
College Park, Georgia 30337, both before
and after the closing date for comments.
A report summarizing each substantive
public contact with FAA personnel
concerned with this rulemaking will be
filed in the docket.
Availability of NPRMs
Any person may obtain a copy of this
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
by submitting a request to the Federal
Aviation Administration, Manager,
Airspace Branch, ASO–520, Air Traffic
Division, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta,
Georgia 30320. Communications must
identify the docket number of this
NPRM. Persons interested in being
placed on a mailing list for future
NPRMs should also request a copy of
Advisory Circular No. 11–2A which
describes the application procedure.The Proposal
The FAA is considering an
amendment to part 71 of the Federal
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) to
amend Class E airspace at Puerto Rico,
PR. This proposal would increase the
size of the Puerto Rico, PR, Class E
airspace areas to include the airspace
within Warning Areas W–370A, W–
373A and W–373C, in order to facilitate
the handling, reduce the coordination
and increase the safety of United States
military aircraft returning to Roosevelt
Roads Naval Station below 5,500 MSL,
which is the floor of the overlying San
Juan Low Class E airspace area, in IMC
from the Warning Areas. Class E
airspace designations for airspace areas
extending upward from 700 feet or more
above the surface are published in
Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9G
dated September 1, 1999, and effective
September 16, 1999, which is
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR
71.1. The Class E airspace designation
listed in this document would be
published subsequently in the Order.
The FAA has determined that this
proposed regulation only involves an
established body of technical
regulations for which frequent and
routine amendments are necessary to
keep them operationally current. It,
therefore, (1) is not a ‘‘significant
regulatory action’’ under Executive
Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant
rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies
and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February
26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant
preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation
as the anticipated impact is so minimal.
Since this is a routine matter that will
only affect air traffic procedures and air
navigation, it is certified that this rule,
when promulgated, will not have a
significant economic impact on a
substantial number of small entities
under the criteria of the Regulatory
Flexibility Act.
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
Airspace, Incorporation by reference,
Navigation (air).
The Proposed Amendment
In consideration of the foregoing, the
Federal Aviation Administration
proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as
follows:
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A,
CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND
CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS;
AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING
POINTS
1. The authority citation for part 71
continues to read as follows:Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113,
40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–
1963 Comp. p. 389.
§ 71.1 [Amended]
2. The incorporation by reference in
14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation
Administration Order 7400.9G, Airspace
Designations and Reporting Points,
dated September 1, 1999, and effective
September 16, 1999, is amended as
follows:
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas
extending upward from 700 feet or more
above the surface of the earth.
* * * * *
ASO PR E5 Puerto Rico, PR [Revised]
San Juan Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci
Airport, PR
(Lat. 18°27¢41¢¢ N., long. 66°05¢89¢¢ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 1200
feet or more above the surface of the earth
beginning at lat. 18°50¢ ¢¢ N., long. 68°00¢ ¢¢ W.;
to lat. 18°45¢23¢¢ N., long. 66°54¢58¢¢ W.; to lat.
18°33¢ N., long. 64°22¢ W.; to lat. 17°20¢ N.,
long. 64°22¢ W.; to lat. 17°29¢ N., long. 64°54¢
W.; to lat. 17°29¢53¢¢ N., long. 64°55¢39¢¢ W.;
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 Dec 15th, 2009
FTC's TSR: PART 3

series dedicated to evaluation of the
TSR, was held on January 11, 2000. This
forum focused on the efficacy of the donot-
call provision of the Rule and other
similar initiatives, such as the do-notcall
provision of the TCPA,
telemarketer-implemented do-not-call
plans, and state legislation creating
centralized do-not-call lists. Information
on that forum was published in a
separate Federal Register notice on
November 24, 1999.22 A public forum to
discuss other provisions of the TSR will
be held on July 27–28, 2000, in
Washington, DC. The exact dates,
location, and information about
participation in future FTC forums will
be announced later by Federal Register
notice.
Section D. Request to Participate
The FTC invites members of the
public, industry, and other interested
parties to participate in the public
forum scheduled for July 27–28, 2000.
To be eligible to participate, you must
file a request to participate on or before
June 16, 2000. If the number of parties
who request to participate in the forum
is so large that including all requesters
would inhibit effective discussion
among participants, FTC staff will selectas participants a limited number of
parties to represent the relevant
interests. Selection will be based on the
following criteria:
1. The party submitted a request to
participate by June 16, 2000.
2. The party’s participation would
promote the representation of a balance
of interests at the forum.
3. The party’s participation would
promote the consideration and
discussion of the issues to be presented
in the forum.
4. The party has expertise in issues to
be raised in the forum.
5. The party adequately reflects the
views of the affected interest(s) which it
purports to represent.
If it is necessary to limit the number of
participants, those who requested to
participate but were not selected will be
afforded an opportunity, if at all
possible, to present statements during a
limited time period at the end of the
session. The time allotted for these
statements will be based on the amount
of time necessary for discussion of the
issues by the selected parties, and on
the number of persons who wish to
make statements.
Requesters will be notified as soon as
possible after June 16, 2000, whether
they have been selected to participate.
Section E. Regulatory Flexibility Act
The Regulatory Flexibility Act
(‘‘RFA’’) 23 provides for an initial and
final regulatory analysis of the potential
impact on small businesses of rules
proposed by federal agencies.24 The
Commission conducted such an analysis
when the TSR was promulgated in 1995.
In publishing the proposed regulations,
the Commission certified, subject to
public comment, that the proposed
regulations would not have a significant
economic impact on a substantial
number of small entities and, therefore,
that the provisions of the RFA requiring
the initial regulatory analysis did not
apply.25 The Commission noted that any
economic costs imposed on small
business entities were, in many
instances, specifically imposed by
statute. Where they were not, efforts had
been made to minimize any unforeseen
burdens on small business entities by
making the Rule’s requirements flexible
and by limiting the scope of the
regulations through a number of
exemptions. In publishing the final
Rule, the Commission noted in the
Rule’s Statement of Basis and Purpose
that public comments and information
that had been received during therulemaking did not alter that
conclusion.26
No analysis is required in connection
with this notice because no new rule or
amendment is being proposed.
Nonetheless, the Commission wishes to
ensure that no substantial economic
impact is being overlooked that would
warrant an initial and final regulatory
flexibility analysis. Therefore, this
notice also requests public comment
regarding the effect of the Rule on the
profitability and competitiveness of, and
employment in, small entities. The
Commission will revisit this issue in
connection with any Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking that may result from this
notice.
Section F. Questions and Issues for
Comment Pursuant to Regulatory
Review of the Rule
The Commission is seeking comment
on various aspects of the TSR in
conjunction with its review of the Rule.
Without limiting the scope of issues on
which it is seeking comment, the
Commission is particularly interested in
receiving comments on the questions
that follow. These questions are
intended only as examples of the issues
relevant to the Commission’s
examination. Interested parties are
invited to comment on any relevant
issue, regardless of whether it is
identified below.
Where comments advocate changes to
the Rule, please be specific in
describing suggested changes. With
respect to suggested changes to the Rule,
please describe any potential costs and/
or benefits such changes might have on
industry and consumers.
I. General Questions for Comment
1. Is there a continuing need for the
TSR?
(a) Since the Rule was issued, have
changes in technology, industry
structure, or economic conditions
affected the need for or effectiveness of
the Rule?
(b) Does the Rule include provisions
that are unnecessary? If so, which ones?
(c) What are the aggregate costs and
benefits of the Rule?
(d) Have the costs or benefits of the
Rule dissipated over time?
(e) Does the Rule contain provisions
that have imposed costs not outweighed
by benefits?
2. What effect, if any, has the Rule
had on consumers?
(a) What economic or other costs has
the Rule imposed on consumers?
(b) How has the Rule benefitted
consumers? (c) What changes, if any, should be
made to the Rule to increase the benefits
to consumers? How would these
changes affect the compliance costs the
Rule imposes on industry?
(d) Is the incidence of telemarketing
fraud greater today than five years ago?
Less than five years ago? Has consumer
awareness of telemarketing fraud
increased since the adoption of the
Rule? If so, what are the sources of
information on this issue for
consumers? What effect, if any, has
increased consumer awareness had on
law enforcement? On telemarketers?
3. What impact, if any, has the Rule
had on entities that must comply with
it?
(a) What economic or other costs has
the Rule imposed on industry or
individual firms?
(b) How has the Rule benefitted
industry or individual firms?
(c) What changes, if any, should be
made to the Rule to minimize any
burden or cost imposed on industry or
individual firms? How would these
changes affect the benefits provided by
the Rule to consumers or industry?
(d) Are there regulatory alternatives to
the Rule that might reduce any adverse
economic effect of the Rule, yet comply
with the mandate of the Telemarketing
Act to provide consumers with
necessary protection from telemarketing
deception and abuse?
4. How has this Rule affected sellers
or telemarketers that are small
businesses with respect to costs,
profitability, and competitiveness? Have
the costs or benefits of the Rule
dissipated over time with respect to
small business sellers or telemarketers?
5. Does the Rule overlap or conflict
with other federal, state, or local
government laws or regulations?
(a) What is the impact on the industry
of state-by-state regulation of
telemarketing?
(b) Are there any conflicting laws or
regulations governing telemarketers, and
if so, what are they? If conflicts exist,
how do telemarketers address them?
(c) To what extent have private parties
and state attorneys general brought
actions under the TSR? Under other
statutes/regulations?
(d) Are there any unnecessary
regulatory burdens created by
overlapping jurisdiction? What can be
done to ease these burdens?
(e) Are there any gaps where no
federal, state, or local government law
or regulation has addressed a particular
abuse?
6. Has the mingling of Internet and
telemarketing technology had an impact
on the effectiveness of the TSR? If so, how? Should the TSR be amended to
address this issue, and if so, how?
II. Definitions
7. Are the definitions set forth in
Section 310.2 of the Rule effective to
accomplish the goal of curbing
deceptive and abusive telemarketing
practices?
8. Are they clear, meaningful,
comprehensive, and appropriate? If not,
how have the definitions been
inadequate? How can they be improved?
9. Are there additional definitions
that should be added to the Rule?
Explain.
III. Deceptive Telemarketing Acts or
Practices
10. Section 310.3(a)(1) requires sellers
and telemarketers to disclose certain
information before the customer pays
for goods or services offered.
(a) Has this section been effective in
curbing deceptive telemarketing
practices? If so, why? If not, what
changes, if any, should be made to the
required disclosures? Explain.
(b) Are there additional disclosures
that should be required? Explain.
(c) What changes, if any, should be
made to the disclosure requirements to
increase consumer protections or to
minimize industry costs? Explain.
(d) Has the disclosure requirement of
Section 310.3(a)(1)(iii) regarding refund/
cancellation policies been effective from
the perspective of consumers and law
enforcement authorities?
(e) Are disclosures being made in a
timely fashion? Is there sufficient
understanding of what is meant by
‘‘before the consumer pays’’?
(f) What burdens, if any, have
disclosure requirements placed on
sellers and telemarketers? If they exist,
do these burdens outweigh the benefits
to consumers? Explain.
11. Section 310.3(a)(2) prohibits
misrepresentations of material
information.
(a) Has this section been effective in
accomplishing the goal of curbing
deceptive and abusive telemarketing
Glad to help
 Dec 15th, 2009
FTC's TSR: PART 2

Commission to define and prohibit
deceptive telemarketing acts or
practices, but it also authorized the FTC
to define and prohibit acts or practices
that ‘‘assist or facilitate’’ deceptive
telemarketing.7 The Act further required
the Commission to consider and include
recordkeeping requirements in the rule.8
Finally, the Act authorizes state
attorneys general, other appropriate
state officials, and private persons to
bring civil actions in federal district
court to enforce compliance with the
FTC’s rule.9
2. Telemarketing Sales Rule
Pursuant to the Telemarketing Act,
the FTC adopted the TSR, 16 CFR Part
310, on August 16, 1995.10 The Rule,
which became effective on December
31, 1995, contains the following key
requirements and prohibitions. Under
the Rule, telemarketers must promptly
tell each consumer they call several key
pieces of information: (1) The fact thatthe purpose of the call is to sell goods
or services, (2) The nature of the goods
or services being offered, and (3) In the
case of prize promotions, that no
purchase is necessary to win.11
Telemarketers must also disclose cost
and other material information before
consumers pay. In addition,
telemarketers must have consumers’
express, verifiable authorization before
debiting their checking accounts.12 The
Rule prohibits telemarketers from
calling before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. (in
the time zone where the consumer is
located), and from calling consumers
who have said they do not want to be
called.13 The Rule also prohibits
misrepresentations about the cost,
quantity, and other material aspects of
the offered goods or services.14 Finally,
the Rule bans telemarketers who offer to
arrange loans, provide credit repair
services, or recover money consumers
lost in a prior telemarketing scam from
seeking payment before rendering the
promised services,15 and prohibits
credit card laundering and other forms
of knowing assistance to deceptive
telemarketers.16
The Rule provides a number of
exemptions, including calls where the
transaction is completed after a face-toface
sales presentation, calls subject to
extensive requirements under other FTC
rules (e.g., the 900-Number Rule, or the
Franchise Rule),17 and calls initiated in
response to advertisements in general
media such as newspapers or
television.18 Lastly, catalog sales are
exempt, as are most business-tobusiness
calls, except those involving
the sale of office or cleaning supplies.19
3. Telemarketing and Changes in the
Marketplace.
In the years since the Rule was
promulgated, the marketplace for
telemarketing has changed in significant
ways. Technologies which were new or
non-existent at the time the Rule was
adopted now have become standard
equipment for many telemarketing
firms. Similarly, refinements in market
research allow sellers to pinpoint with
greater precision which consumers are
most likely to be potential customers. The increased use of ‘‘frequent customer
cards,’’ which enable sellers to collect
purchasing data electronically when
consumers buy goods such as groceries
and gasoline, allows more extensive and
more accurate customer targeting.
‘‘Cookie’’ technology 20 enables
marketers to learn the specific habits
and preferences of online consumers,
including information about consumers
and their computers, the kinds of Web
sites they visit, and the frequency with
which they purchase online. These
enhancements in data collection have
obvious uses to make telemarketing
more sophisticated.
Finally, another significant change in
the marketplace is that telemarketing is
facing competition from new marketing
and sales methodologies, especially the
Internet. More and more sellers are
turning to the Internet as a means not
only to market their products and
services to consumers, but to finalize
sales.21 Additionally, some companies
link their call centers to the Internet.
Thus, consumers not only can receive
email replies to questions, but can place
a call to a customer service
representative either through the
Internet or on a separate phone line
without leaving the company’s Web site.
Technology now is available that allows
a consumer to view the same Web page
as the customer service representative
with whom they are talking, and have
the representative ‘‘push’’ Web pages
with other information to the consumer.
The potential impact of increased use of
interactive sales media on telemarketing
is unknown, but the question merits
examination in light of the projected
growth of such interactive electronic
media.
Another change that has occurred
since the Rule was promulgated is the
increase in cross-border telemarketing.
The incidence of telemarketers
operating outside the U.S., but selling to
U.S. citizens, is rising. Some of this
cross-border activity is fraudulent. The
experience of the FTC and other law
enforcement agencies over the past fiveyears confirms that telemarketing fraud
is becoming increasingly global in
scope. Fraudulent telemarketers
operating from other countries often do
so to seek the advantages of less
stringent telemarketing laws; they also
benefit from the complex jurisdictional
issues implicated in cross-border sales.
Because of these and other significant,
rapid changes in the marketplace, the
Commission has determined to combine
its review of the TSR with a study of
telemarketing generally: what the nature
of telemarketing has been historically,
what it is now, and how it is changing
to meet the future. The goal of this study
is to document the historical trends that
have shaped the practice of
telemarketing, and to better understand
and document factors likely to shape its
future, including technological
innovations, shifting markets, consumer
attitudes about choice, regulatory and
law enforcement efforts at the state and
federal levels, and telemarketers’ selfregulatory
efforts. To facilitate its rule
review and the completion of the study,
the Commission will invite the
comments of all interested parties and
will hold a series of public forums to
discuss relevant issues.
Section B. Request for Comment
Interested parties, including, but not
limited to, academics, telemarketers,
consumer advocates, and government
representatives, are requested to submit
academic papers or written comments
on any issue of fact, law, or policy that
may inform the Commission’s
examination of the TSR and/or the
practice of telemarketing generally, its
history as well as current practice and
emerging trends. Sections F and G,
infra, set forth questions about which
the Commission particularly desires
input. Because telemarketing often
occurs across international boundaries,
comments need not be limited to
examinations of domestic laws or
policies. Please provide copies of any
studies, surveys, research, or other
empirical data referenced in
submissions.
Form of Comments: To encourage
prompt and efficient review and
dissemination of the comments to the
public, all papers and comments should
also be submitted, if possible, on either
a 51⁄4 or a 31⁄2 inch computer disk, with
a label on the disk stating the name of
the commenting party and the name and
version of the word processing program
used to create the document, as well as
the identification ‘‘Telemarketing
Review—Comment. FTC File No.
P994414.’’ (Programs based on DOS are
preferred. Files from other operating
systems must be submitted in ASCII textformat to be accepted.) Individual
members of the public filing comments
need not submit multiple copies or
comments in electronic form.
Section C. Public Forums
The FTC staff will conduct public
forums to discuss issues raised by the
questions in this Federal Register
notice. One series of forums will focus
on issues relating to the implementation
and effectiveness of the TSR. These
forums are not intended to achieve
consensus among participants or
between participants and FTC staff with
respect to any issue raised. Commission
staff will consider the views and
suggestions made during the forums, in
conjunction with the papers and written
comments, in formulating its final
recommendation to the Commission
concerning amendments to the current
structure and content of the TSR and in
preparing its report on telemarketing. A
second series of forums will involve
members of the telemarketing industry,
consumer groups, and law enforcement
agencies in a discussion of the evolution
of telemarketing over the past two
decades and its impact on consumers.
The FTC invites members of the public,
telemarketers, and other interested
parties to participate in both sets of
forums.
The initial forum, part of the first
Glad to help
 Dec 15th, 2009
I thought it would be most informative to those visiting this site to have availible the Federal Trade Commission's entire Telemarketing Sales Rule right here to peruse. So I've painstakingly assembled the Telemarketing Sales Rule, also know by the acronym (TSR) and pasted it for all of our edification. There are a lot of intesting points and rules that everyone here filing a compliment or complaint should know about. Well, it took awhile and because I can only paste so much text per comment, it may take a few to get all of this valuble information posted. But, as the mighty soldier once said, victory only comes with hard work and determination.

So here it is: the FTC's TSR: PART 1


FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
16 CFR Part 310
Telemarketing Sales Rule
AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.
ACTION: Rule review, request for public
comments, and announcement of public
forums.
SUMMARY: The Federal Trade
Commission (‘‘the Commission’’ or
‘‘FTC’’) is requesting public comment
on the Commission’s Telemarketing
Sales Rule (‘‘TSR’’ or ‘‘the Rule’’). The
Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and
Abuse Prevention Act (‘‘the
Telemarketing Act’’ or ‘‘the Act’’)
directed the Commission to promulgate
rules to protect consumers from
deceptive telemarketing practices and
other abusive telemarketing activities. In
response to this directive, the
Commission adopted the TSR, which
requires telemarketers to make specific
disclosures of material information;
prohibits misrepresentations; sets limits
on the times telemarketers may call
consumers; prohibits calls to a
consumer who has asked not to be
called again; and sets payment
restrictions for the sale of certain goods
and services.
The Act requires that no later than
five years after its effective date of
December 31, 1995, the Commission
initiate a rule review to evaluate the
Rule’s operation and report the results
of that review to Congress. Pursuant to
this mandatory rule review requirement,
the Commission now hereby seeks
comment about the overall costs and
benefits of the TSR, and its overall
regulatory and economic impact since
its adoption in 1995.
In addition to reviewing the Rule and
its effect on deceptive and abusive
telemarketing practices, the Commission
intends to use this rule review to
examine telemarketing generally over
the past two decades, and to determine
its impact on consumers. This broader
review will result in a report addressing
issues such as changes in technologycomposition of the industry,
telemarketers’ efforts at self-regulation,
the effectiveness of law enforcement
and legislation, trends in telemarketing,
and current consumer issues related to
telemarketing. In order to initiate
discussion of these and other issues, the
Request for Comment invites written
responses to the series of questions in
Sections F and G, infra, which set forth
with more specificity the type of
information the Commission
particularly desires related to the Rule
and about telemarketing generally.
In addition, this document contains
an invitation to participate in a series of
public forums to be held in the future
to afford the Commission staff and
interested parties an opportunity to
explore and discuss the issues
underlying the list of questions and any
other topics that emerge from the
comments we receive in response to this
notice.
DATES: Papers and written comments
responding to the Request for Comment
will be accepted until April 27, 2000. A
public forum to discuss provisions of
the TSR, other than the ‘‘do-not-call’’
provision, will be held on July 27–28,
2000, in Washington, DC, from 8:30 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m.1 Notification of interest
in participating in this forum must be
submitted in writing on or before June
16, 2000. The exact dates, location, and
information about participation in
future FTC forums held in connection
with the TSR review will be announced
later by Federal Register notice.
ADDRESSES: Six paper copies of each
paper and/or written comment should
be submitted to the Office of the
Secretary, Federal Trade Commission,
Room 159, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC 20580.
Alternatively, the Commission will
accept papers and comments submitted
to the following email address:
tsr@ftc.gov, provided the content of any
papers or comments submitted by email
is organized in sequentially numbered
paragraphs. All submissions should be
identified as ‘‘Telemarketing Review—
Comment. FTC File No. P994414.’’
Notification of interest in participating
in the public forum should be submittedin writing to Carole I. Danielson,
Division of Marketing Practices, Federal
Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania
Avenue, NW, Room 238, Washington,
DC 20580. The public forum will be
held at the Federal Trade Commission,
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room
432, Washington, DC 20580.
Papers and written comments will be
available for public inspection in
accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, and
Commission regulations, 16 CFR Part
4.9, on normal business days between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in
Room 130, Federal Trade Commission,
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20580. The
Commission will make this notice and,
to the extent possible, all papers or
comments received in response to this
notice available to the public through
the Internet at the following address:
www.ftc.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Catherine Harrington-McBride (202)
326–2452, email cmcbride@ftc.gov;
Karen Leonard (202) 326–3597, email
kleonard@ftc.gov; or Carole Danielson
(202) 326–3115, email
cdanielson@ftc.gov, Division of
Marketing Practices, Bureau of
Consumer Protection, Federal Trade
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC 20580.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Section A. Background
1. Telemarketing Consumer Fraud and
Abuse Act
On August 16, 1994, President
Clinton signed into law the
Telemarketing Consumer Fraud and
Abuse Prevention Act (‘‘Telemarketing
Act’’ or ‘‘the Act’’).2 The Telemarketing
Act was the culmination of
Congressional efforts during the early
1990’s to protect consumers against
telemarketing fraud.3 The purpose of the
Act was to combat telemarketing fraudby providing law enforcement agencies
with powerful new tools, and to give
consumers new protections. The Act
directed the Commission, within 365
days of enactment of the Act, to issue
a rule prohibiting deceptive and abusive
telemarketing acts or practices.4
Among other things, the
Telemarketing Act specifies certain acts
or practices the FTC’s rule must
address.5 The Act also required the
Commission to include provisions
relating to three specific ‘‘abusive
telemarketing acts or practices:’’ (1) A
requirement that telemarketers may not
undertake a pattern of unsolicited
telephone calls which a reasonable
consumer would consider coercive or
abusive of such consumer’s right to
privacy; (2) A restriction on the time of
day and night telemarketers may make
unsolicited calls to consumers; and (3)
A requirement that telemarketers
promptly and clearly disclose in all
sales calls to consumers that the
purpose of the call is to sell goods or
services, and to make other disclosures
the Commission deems appropriate,
including the nature and price of the
goods or services sold.6 Section 6102(a)
of the Act not only required the
Glad To Help
 Dec 15th, 2009
I continue to get calls from this number as well. Get a recording when I call it stating go to their website and put yourself on the do not call list....yea right. I wish I could get this number blocked .
record of latest calls:
Nov 20 6:16 pm
Nov 16 2:02 pm
Nov 12 7:05 pm
Nov 11 7:47pm
Nov 9 5:25 pm
Nov 9 9:59am
Nov 5 3:53 pm
But this has been going on for a year or so!
Deb
 Nov 21st, 2009
The recorded message asked for my 16 digit credit card number,(I don't have one). I entered 16 zeros. Then I was asked for my 9 digit SS number,( no way in Hell am I giving them THAT!). I entered 9 zeros,that disconnected the call;) I think this might be a scam phishing for personal information.
Bob
 Nov 18th, 2009
Recording identifying it was a telemarket call for septic services, before same caller was for insurance.
A) PRESS 9 TO REMOVE FROM THEIR LIST

Here's how to trace them up:
1) http://whocalled.us/lookup/5612531135 (well yer here now so that's good)
2) http://www.numberinvestigator.com/phone/561-253-1135.html (that jives well)
3) http://www.numberinvestigator.com/trace-success/5612531135/n (good good it matches)
4) http://phones.whitepages.com/561-253 (excellent, more info! WOOT!)
5) http://yellowpages.superpages.com/listings.jsp?PG=L&search=Find+It&STYPE=S&C=FBK+Products+Inc&sid=12213&SRC=comwp&R=N&S=FL&T=WEST+PALM+BEACH (Even better, we are getting close!)
6) http://www.superpages.com/bp/West-Palm-Beach-FL/FBK-Products-Inc-L0119161933.htm?SRC=comwp&C=FBK+Products+Inc&lbp=1&TR=77&bidType=FLCLIK&PGID=yp465.8081.253-898-340031.342-146-50583 (A FAX, 800 callback and ADDRESS!)

And look! Health Plans and Septic Services (what a healthy combo)

So visiting here (I use FireFox with Javastop and Adblock Plus installed, I wouldn't suggest this next link at work or using Microsoft Internet Exploder. *POP* *POP* *POP UP ADS*)

http://selectivehealthplans.com/ (I suppose keeping my crapper clean is a selective health option?)

OY! A site parking service for the domain name. Even looking at the page source code (CTRL+U in da Fox) indicates it's only parked...

Well, that website was bunk anyhow, so, let's verify the registration with WHOIS and NETCRAFT for some internet based details in case there are OTHER numbers we can leverage to fight back this ROBODIAL spam? Shall we?!

NETCRAFT INFO:
http://searchdns.netcraft.com/?restriction=site+contains&host=selectivehealthplans.com&lookup=wait..&position=limited
No info, okay. So that means this is a relatively short lived web precense already. Hmmmm...

DOMAIN WHOIS INFO:
Domain Name: SELECTIVEHEALTHPLANS.COM
Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Name Server: NS1.DNSING.NET
Name Server: NS2.DNSING.NET
Status: ok
Updated Date: 21-jul-2009
Creation Date: 16-dec-2003
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ground-pilot
 Sep 25th, 2009
I have not only received calls but also receive letters. I did have a debt but I cleared it up and A company called Ascent Card Services suppose to have given Tate & Associates permission to settle for 50% for something that I had paid for already. I did a search for Ascent Card Services and it sent me to this article Report: Central Credit Services, Inc., Sherman Acquisition, LP, Resurgent Capital Services, LP Ascent Card L
Category: Credit & Debt Services

Central Credit Services, Inc., Sherman Acquisition, LP, Resurgent Capital Services, LP Ascent Card L False representation Jacksonville, Florida

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Central Credit Services, Inc., Sherman Acquisition, LP, Resurgent Capital Services, LP Ascent Card L
Phone: 904-724-1800
Fax: 904-727-9472 9550 Regency Square Blvd., #602
Jacksonville, Florida 32239
United States of America

Submitted: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Modified: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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In late August, 2009 I spoke with Mr. Santana of Central Credit Services, Inc regarding the possible settlement of a credit card debt. I spoke with him about negotiating a settlement amount after advising him that I was trying to get a home equity loan to pay off some outstanding debts. I had not payed on this account in a long time and had not been contacted by Central Credit Services. Mr. Santana gave me a small break on the payoff after telling me that failure to settle the debt by a certain date would result in attorney's fees because the company was ready to sue me in order to settle the debt. We agreed I would make a small "good faith" payment and would let him know by a certain date whether or not the home equity loan went through. I contacted him today twice by phone and once by fax after not being able to reach him by phone because he sent a letter stating I had agreed to pay the full settlement amount on a certain date. I told him I was not able to get the home equity loan but that I would start making payments beginning October 1. He told me the full balance was due and payable today and that he would not accept payments. He inferred that he was a bank and told me that under the "new laws" he could charge me any interest rate he wanted as well as any other fees he saw fit increasing the amount of the original debt exponentially. He told me to get a "signature loan" to pay the debt and told me I could make $25.00 payments on that loan instead of his company loosing money on the debt. I told him no bank would make a loan with payments of just $25.00 per month. I told him he was not a bank and could not exercise
banking rules. He told me several times that I had access to money and that I could settle the debt. When I told him I did not have the money to immediately settle the debt he told me that I had money available to settle the debt. He said he had "all your records in front of me." He became rude and when I tried to calm him down by asking him to listen to me, he continued to be rude so I told him "I'm sorry, I'm hanging up now." He misrepresents his agency's ability to collect a debt by inferring he is part of a bank.
and I went to there site and it is actually a company named Resurgant which is the one in the article. Who the heck do I believe?
Big Daddy D
 Sep 25th, 2009
Here is a press release from the FTC; these calls may soon end:

" For Release: 08/27/2009
New Rule Prohibiting Unwanted "Robocalls" to Take Effect on September 1
Telemarketers Must Obtain Prior Written Approval from Consumers Who Want to Receive Such Calls

Beginning September 1, 2009, prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls to consumers – commonly known as robocalls – will be prohibited, unless the telemarketer has obtained permission in writing from consumers who want to receive such calls, the Federal Trade Commission announced today.

“American consumers have made it crystal clear that few things annoy them more than the billions of commercial telemarketing robocalls they receive every year,” said Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the FTC. “Starting September 1, this bombardment of prerecorded pitches, senseless solicitations, and malicious marketing will be illegal. If consumers think they’re being harassed by robocallers, they need to let us know, and we will go after them.”

The new requirement is part of amendments to the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) that were announced a year ago. After September 1, sellers and telemarketers who transmit prerecorded messages to consumers who have not agreed in writing to accept such messages will face penalties of up to $16,000 per call.

The rule amendments going into effect on September 1 do not prohibit calls that deliver purely “informational” recorded messages – those that notify recipients, for example, that their flight has been cancelled, an appliance they ordered will be delivered at a certain time, or that their child’s school opening is delayed. Such calls are not covered by the TSR, as long as they do not attempt to interest consumers in the sale of any goods or services. For the same reason, the rule amendments also do not apply to calls concerning collection of debts where the calls do not seek to promote the sale of any goods or services.

In addition, calls not covered by the TSR – including those from politicians, banks, telephone carriers, and most charitable organizations – are not covered by the new prohibition. The new prohibition on prerecorded messages does not apply to certain healthcare messages. The new rule prohibits telemarketing robocalls to consumers whether or not they previously have done business with the seller.

Under a previous rule that took effect on December 1, 2008, telemarketing robocall messages by businesses covered by the TSR must tell consumers how to opt-out of further calls at the start of the message, and provide an automated opt-out mechanism that is voice or keypress-activated. Prerecorded messages left on answering machines must also provide a toll-free number that connects to the automated opt-out mechanism.

After September 1, consumers who receive prerecorded telemarketing calls but have not agreed to get them should file a complaint with the Commission, either on the donotcall.gov Web site or by calling 1-888-382-1222.

The Commission’s 2008 press release announcing the changes to the TSR’s prerecorded telemarketing provisions and a link to the related Federal Register notice can be found on the FTC’s Web site at:http://www2.ftc.gov/opa/2008/08/tsr.shtm.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,500 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mitchell J. Katz
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2161


(FTC File No. R411001)
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anonymous
 Aug 31st, 2009
ON THURS 8-16-09 I RECEIVED NO LESS THAN 16 CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER
HAVE ALSO RECEIVED A MINIMUM OF 10 CALLS EACH DAY SINCE-
WHAT IS GOING ON- THIS IS ABUSIVE TO SAY THE LEAST
I AM CONTACTING MY ATTORNEY IN THE MORNING-
GAIL
 Aug 17th, 2009
"Had Enough"....you got it wrong. Telemarketers cannot all you once your number has been on the list for 31 days.
Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls.
Political solicitations are not covered by the TSR at all, since they are not included in its definition of “telemarketing.” Charities are not covered by the requirements of the national registry. However, if a third-party telemarketer is calling on behalf of a charity, a consumer may ask not to receive any more calls from, or on behalf of, that specific charity. If a third-party telemarketer calls again on behalf of that charity, the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.
By purchasing something from the company, you established a business relationship with the company. As a result, even if you put your number on the National Do Not Call Registry, that company may call you for up to 18 months after your last purchase or delivery from it, or your last payment to it, unless you ask the company not to call again. In that case, the company must honor your request not to call. If they subsequently call you again, they may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000 . An established business relationship with a company also will be created if you make an inquiry to the company, or submit an application to it. This kind of established business relationship exists for three months after the inquiry or application. During this time, the company can call you. If you make a specific request to that company not to call you, however, then the company may not call you, even if you have an established business relationship with that company.

As such, yes the Breast Cancer Society can call you and call you unless you ask them not to because they are a charity/non-profit.
Cab
 Jul 23rd, 2009
I have received 6 phone calls as of today alone. One of the calls went to my voice mail and there was only background noise. Another call I actually answered and it was an immediate hang up. After searching the web for details on this number, the company name appears to be LMG GROUP, dba as WORLDBESTBENEFITS. Please use the following information to help you sue this scam operation. They have a website that does exactly the same thing that they do on the phone. Don't fall for it. Maybe we should spam him....
LMG GROUP
Administrative Contact:
AhQuin, Max max.ahquin@hotmail.com
2622 E. 1400 S. Circle
St. George, Utah 84790
United States
435-701-6299

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: WORLDSBESTBENEFITS.COM
Created on: 16-Feb-09
Expires on: 16-Feb-11
Last Updated on: 16-Feb-09
Whoisit
 Jul 22nd, 2009
Registrant:
LMG GROUP

2622 E. 1400 S. Circle
St. George, Utah 84790
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: WORLDSBESTBENEFITS.COM
Created on: 16-Feb-09
Expires on: 16-Feb-11
Last Updated on: 16-Feb-09

Administrative Contact:
AhQuin, Max max.ahquin@hotmail.com
LMG GROUP
2622 E. 1400 S. Circle
St. George, Utah 84790
United States
435-701-6299
Tom
 Jul 20th, 2009
801-823-2022 on 7/15 @ 7:24PM, 801-823-2020 on 7/16 @ 5:37Pm & 801-823-2023 on 7/16 @ 6:53PM. My wife finally answered and got the political polling questions, asking her race/ethnicity from the usual list of them. When she answered "white/Caucasian", the gal said she was having technical problems with their connection and out her on hold. She came back and asked her a question about President Obama, whether she agreed with some or all of his choices or something like that. She said "no", and they thanked her and hung up. Weird stuff. Stupid stuff. Grrr...
Michael
 Jul 17th, 2009
There not gonna top soliciting because some folks don't like their attitude, and you can pretty much grab that from their website. personally, when Obama just spent $700,000 today of the taxpayers' money for some blond bimbos from the Social security Administration to party all night in Phoenix (see videos, if you don't believe me), I have no idea what you all on this site are complaining about with them.

From their Hawaii Chapter on www.Navyvets.org: Their other references and results seem to be posted also on the same website. Maybe somebody is impersonating them. I don't know, but their record seems pretty clean to me.

The following public service announcement of the Hawai'i Chapter is published here in 2009. We think we'll leave it up here for awhile:

The Hawai'i Chapter and its National Association, regardless of the outright misrepresentations of fact, unheard of anywhere else in America, printed in the e-version of the Honolulu Star Bulletin in 2009, are proud to be a $10,000 grantor to the USS Arizona Memorial Memorial at Pearl:

and, as a VA recognized Veterans Service Organization, a $10,000 grantor to the VA's Punchbowl Cemetery:



and, as a VA recognized Veterans Service Organization, a $2,500 grantor to the Yukio Okutsu State of Hawai'i Veterans Home in Hilo, Hawai'i's first and only, as of 2009, state veterans' home,

as the National Association is proud, also, to have provided over 5,000 of its care kits to Hawai'i service men and women serving in the CENTCOM theatres of operation in the Global War on Terror since 2002.

In these simple acts of charity and patriotism, just over the period June 1, 2008 - July 15, 2009, this organization spent in Hawai'i and for the people of Hawai'i over 3 1/2 times the net contributions it raised in Hawai'i, and those figures do not even include either the educational expenses of the organization as to the struggles of our Armed Forces members from Hawai'i, or from the rest of the United States (since those struggles are the same) in the War on Terror, or the volunteer services of our Hawai'i Chapter members, all without any charge whatsoever, in counselling our people here in Hawai'i as to their veterans' rights and benefits, in their participation in patriotic events here, and in comforting the widows, widowers, children and orphans of deceased Hawai'i veterans in the time of their bereavement.

To give the people of Hawai'i a fuller and fairer account, as opposed to the scurrilous and false insinuations and statements made in both the Star Bulletin story and in Mr. Jones' civil complaint (See, below), of our fiscal situation and where money raised in Hawai'i goes: the combined organizations (the State Chapter and the National Association) raised approximately $122,000 total gross income during the twelve month period June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2009 statewide.(All told, for non-profits in Hawai'i, for the last year available, 2001, local residents donated about $430 million to charitiies. (Source; Honolulu Advertiser.com, September 16, 2007.) Thus, even using the 8 year old outdated figures as to gross contributions made from Hawai'i, and including our membership dues as "contributions," which they are not, this organization raises in Hawai'i less than .03 of 1% of the total of gross charitable contributions from Hawai'i, yet we were singled out by Mr. Jones for a vicious, false and scurrilous attack by insinuation. Of USNVA's totals, only approximately $25,000 (representing about 1,400 public donors) was raised by professional fundraisers (PFRs). Of the remainder, approximately $72,000 was raised in membership dues, and we do not hear any member; only non-members, non-veterans, politicians or pseudo-politicians with chips on their shoulders, and outsiders, most, if not all, who contributed not a penny to the cause of this organization, or to any veterans' organization, complaining about where their money went, because they know all of that $72,000 in membership contributions, was spent on staff administration within Hawai'i (about $1,000) and the remainder (about $71,000) on program services of the organization benefitting the Hawai'i beneficiary classes listed in the Mission Statement. Similarly, a little less than $25,000 (Chapter money) was raised in contributions from members and their families in the all-volunteer drive done by staff-only Chapter members and, of that, a little less than $900 went into administration with the remainder (approximately $24,100) being spent on program services of the organization benefitting the Hawai'i beneficiary classes listed in the Mission Statement. Of the remaining $25,000 raised by PFRs, approximately $5,625 was paid to the PFRs for the program service component of public education for the drive, and approximately $16,875 was paid to the PFRs for fundraising. Thus, for the combined organizations last year, we spent in Hawai'i, on true Mission Statement activities or benefitting the Hawai'i beneficiary classes listed in the Mission Statement, approximately $103,225 (a whopping 84.6% of total gross receipts from Hawai'i, NOT the 8%, more or less, that both the subject civil complaint and the Star Bulletin made it sound like), and approximately $18,775 on administration, including fundraising costs. The statement further made in the Star Bulletin article that the organization has no physical presence in Hawai'i, is, flat out, no other word for it, per se misrepresentational, just based on any single fact you wish to pick out, alone, mentioned above, and throughout, this public service message.

Not a single person within the United States Navy Veterans Association or its Hawai'i Chapter has ever made even a penny in compensation, or any inurement, from the activities of the National Association or the Chapter.

The great people of Hawai'i , kama'aina, malahini, haole'ili kea, haole pa'ele, haole lakina and haole'akia, many of whose grandparents and parents paid the ultimate price for love of their entire country on December 7,1941, should pay more attention to the news we report on www.NavyVets.org, than is reported as what passes for news by certain reporters of the Star Bulletin. But if the Star Bulletin (claimed circulation, c. 64,000, [Source: Wikipedia] out of a total population in the State going on 1.5 million) doubts the accuracy of what we're saying anywhere on this website, including in our Chapter section on this page, then they are welcome to bring it on.

We'll repeat this here, as a belief of the 288 war veteran members of the Chapter, all of whom live in Hawai'i and have physically worked on the administrative and program service activities of the Association here since at least 2003, emphatically, although it's been said many times before in this country and this State since 1959: what is good with a person or entity needs to be reported equally by the media with what is bad in each and every case, and just because negative stories "sell' and put more dollars in the pockets of the moguls who control most of the American media, including, in the case of the Star Bulletin, foreigners who pull the profit from their newspaper out of Hawai'i, does not mean, in the interest of American fairness, that that is the only thing which should be reported, or reported on. And that is not the da kine way, or the way we do things here.

Nobody within the United States Navy Veterans Association, at either the National Association level, or at the Hawai'i Chapter level here, was given the slightest advance notice for comment, by anybody at the Star Bulletin, that a particular reporter there was about to e-publish a bunch of falsehoods about the organization and its activities here and throughout the United States. That is also, in the opinion of our membership in Hawai'i, while it may be "laid back;" it is not the da kine way. It also constitutes the height of arrogance and unprofessionalism for any newspaper, in their pursuit of profit and money, in these United States.

The misrepresentations we speak of here consisted of two factors in one Star Bulletin story relating to the FTC's sweep "Operation False Charity." In one civil case filed by the Hawaii Attorney General's Office against one charitable professional fundraising company, the Attorney General agreed with the company, prior to the date of the Star Bulletin story, that the case would be settled by judgment and order, in a stipulated settlement, simply, by the company denying any fault or liability for any wrongdoing, agreeing simply to abide by Hawaii law in the future (which everybody has to do anyway), and by paying the Attorney General a paltry $7,000. Although widely known in advance, none of these facts were brought to the attention of the Hawai'i readership by the Star Bulletin reporter, and the fundraising company was not even asked for a comment. But the Star Bulletin reporter went even further. She took the allegations in the Attorney General's civil complaint against the company and printed them as fact, when in fact they were largely not, and then came up with a list of innocent charitable organizations the company represented in Hawai'i and, unlike the Advertiser*, she printed that list in her article strongly implying, or outright saying, that those innocent charities were conspiring with the telefundraising company in the non-existent wrongdoing. Again, none of the not-for-profits were even given the usual practice of being asked for a comment prior to publication. The Attorney General of Hawaii has backed up her falsehoods, and false insinuations, as of July, 2009, by going even further on his propaganda website, and lists all 32 or so innocent clients of this particular fundraiser nationwide, even though many of them never fundraised in Hawaii at all and, as for the ones that did, none of them were even accused of any wrongdoing. This is the filing of lawsuits, the McCarthyesque throwing out of names derogatorily without evidence, and muckraking journalism, all for the sake of politics (to get at charitable organizations with a public educational mission, such as ours, because of the dislike for the content of their speech, by going through their PFRs so as to shut them down in order to prevent the disliked non-profits from speaking, or speaking so much), while at the same time time demanding and orchestrating, arrogant-style, that the accuseds not be given an equal opportunity to respond.

Moreover, this independent professional fundraiser, in engaging in settlement discussions with regard to this case that is being referred to in this article, talked only to FTC regulators representing the states. As we have alluded to above, none of the states proper gave this particular fundraiser an opportunity to respond to them individually. In those discussions with the FTC regulators, however, this particular fundraiser asked “Do you have any evidence that any of our represented non - profit charities, did anything wrong themselves?” The answer was, “No, we have no such evidence.” If this is a correct statement, and we believe it is a correct statement, it flys in the face and contradicts the repeated insinuations of Mr. Jones, both in his civil complaint and on his website page, that all of the charity clients of this particular independent fundraiser did something wrong.
marty
 Jul 16th, 2009
Dates and times of this guys calls (All calls pacific time
2009-06-19 09:24:04
2009-06-18 12:57:08
2009-06-18 10:22:42
2009-06-18 10:17:58
2009-06-17 16:16:00
2009-06-17 14:17:56
2009-06-15 16:37:18
2009-06-12 13:01:39
2009-06-12 11:22:58
None
 Jun 19th, 2009
SCAM ALERT>>>SCAM ALERT>>> June 17, 2009.....call recieved at 8:07pm The caller ID was MSL. I just got off the phone with a man claiming his name was "Jeff Stoner". He had a very heavy middle eastern accent. I was transferred to him by another associate who also had a heavy middle eastern accent, because I flat out refused to answer anything until they told me what the name of their company was, where they were located, and I was given a telephone number that I could call while they held on the line to confirm their information. They wanted to send me a $500.00 "reward" card to be used at any grocery store in the US. He stated that the name of the company was ASSURE SHOPPER and that they were located in Phoenix AZ (207 is a Maine Area Code) He said that my number was selected because it was reported to them to be the number belonging to a good, loyal customer who shopped at a store with a Visa Card. I asked what store and he said they are not given that specific information, but that it would have been a large chain store like Walmart or Target.and that I was selected because I have been reported as a good customer. There was going to be a 5.98 shipping tharge and when I said that I would not pay anything over the phone he said it could just be deducted from the award card. Then the catch.... he wanted the 16 digits on the front of my credit card so that he could "link the award card with the Visa number", I asked him if he was nuts...that giving him that number would allow him to make charges on my card. He insisted that neither he nor anyone else could make a purchase with just those 16 numbers....that those numbers were just an identifier number to the visa company and the actual number that counted was the numbers on the back of the card. I informed the man that I had worked in retail for many years and that he was flat out lying....that that number was all someone needed, along with the expiration date and the name on the card in order to make a charge and that not all companies ask for the numbers on the back of the card. When I pushed him for a customer service number that I could call right then to talk to others in the company he said it would be provided AFTER they were able to confirm that it really was my card "for my own safety".....I refused to give him another wotd of information and while he was on the phone, logged onto my computer and started searching the BBB for ASSURE SHOPPER in Phoenix, AZ.....nothing in AZ But they came up in a broader search in other places with several phone numbers. This is a SCAM.....DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE ANY INFO. There is information listed on this site with the name MSL which is what came up on my caller ID which has t different phone numbers associated with it and none of them this one. There is this number which has been used with the name "TEAM SUPPORT" and there is a listing for a company called ASSURE SUPPORT, again with different telephone numbers. I am reporting this to the BBB and to the Postmaster General, who as far as I last knew is also in charge of Telephone Scams. I HOPE THEY GET CAUGHT RED HANDED AND STOPPED, ESPECIALLY BEFORE THEY GET SOME POOR TRUSTING SOUL WHOM THEY FINANCIALLY DESTROY!

Sarah
Sarah
 Jun 18th, 2009
This caller shows on my Caller ID as "Tollfree Number" and "800-927-2291". But from my research I discovered that this is "Sears" calling. They will not accept "No" and "Do not call" as a answer. Because they keep on calling non-stop anyway. When I answer there is never anyone at the other end or never leave a message on my answering machine. Plus they call at all hours of the night or day. This month alone they have called: 04 Apr, 2009 at 1228; 07 Apr, 2009 at 1854; 07 Apr, 2009 at 1927; 08 Apr, 2009 at 1818; 08 Apr, 2009 at 1829; 10 Apr, 2009 at 1752; 10 Apr, 2009 at 1802; 11 Apr, 2009 at 1506; 13 Apr, 2009 at 1347; 14 Apr, 2009 at 1347; 14 Apr, 2009 at 1358; 15 Apr, 2009 at 1347; 15 Apr, 2009 at 1358; 16 Apr, 2009 at 1349; 16 Apr, 2009 at 1359.
Rudae
 Apr 17th, 2009
This is a boiler room operation called John Thomas Financial.

Working with them didn't work for me, it probably wouldn't work for you.

Buy price Sell price
16-Jan CX 500 9.568
3-Mar TZA 100 99.72
5-Mar TZA 100 103.18 $346.00 3.47%
9-Mar FAS 3440 2.87
10-Mar XL 1000 3.52
10-Mar XL 1000 3.54
10-Mar XL 1000 3.55
10-Mar XL 2000 3.54
10-Mar XL 5000 3.419
10-Mar FAS 3440 3.39 $1,788.80 18.12%
11-Mar XL 10000 3.4156 -$629.00 -1.81%
11-Mar SRS 250 71.242
11-Mar FAZ 270 56.9
12-Mar SRS 250 67.345 -$974.25 -5.47%
12-Mar FAZ 270 51.192593 -$1,541.00 -10.03%
16-Mar SRS 425 68.2989
18-Mar SRS 425 62.2234 -$2,582.09 -8.90%
18-Mar C 8000 3.15
19-Mar 500 5.81 -$1,879.00 -39.28% Price at end of day 3/19
19-Mar C 8000 2.6 -$4,400.00 -17.46% Price at end of day 3/19
-$9,870.54

Net net: over 25% down in 16 days - and there was both a monster bear and a monster bear rally to work with.

Don't let this happen to you.

John Thomas Financial rating review comment performance
c1ue
 Mar 19th, 2009
how can american heart have 16 numbers? if you click on the link that says AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION there are 16 differnet numbers that they have, and i've been called by 3 of them.
d
 Feb 18th, 2009
We received two phone calls from this telephone number. Both calls were received on 02/01/2009. The first call was received at 6:40PM MT, and the Caller ID showed the name Vladislav Petou. When answered, there was no one there. The second call was received 16 minutes later at 6:56PM MT, and the caller ID displayed ONTARIO. We traced the number back to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The second call was a computerized message stating our bank card had be deactivated and we must reactivate it. This bank card was from an account we had closed over a year prior. First requested was our 16 digit card number. After entering a made up random number, we were asked for our card expiration date, which we also made up and entered. Lastly, we were asked for our PIN number, which we also made up and entered. We where then told our card would be reactivated. This is absolutely FRAUD!!! Please contact the the Toronto Police fraud department at 1-888-485-8501 and report this number immediateley! They also have a website at www.phonebusters.com
Barry
 Feb 02nd, 2009
This caller apparently WAS from Capital One, but the gentleman actually asked me for my 16-digit credit card number. Um, you're calling ME, you should already have that. I am NOT giving my credit card number to someone who has called themself 'Capital One' OR billing information to pay it by phone. Seriously - this was how the call went. Asked me for the last four digits of my credit card. I said I have two CapOne accounts, so I don't know which one he's calling about. I gave him the the last four of the card I use most frequently, and said that was the account he was calling about, and ASKED ME FOR THE ENTIRE 16-DIGIT NUMBER of the card. Companies constantly warn about NEVER giving your card number to a caller, and their idiots are actually asking for that. I have written to complain, and intend to call as well.

Please don't assume someone is an idiot because they are alarmed by such a call. I issue credit cards from my place of employment and we had a scam involving that very issue just last week.
Carrie
 Dec 18th, 2008
They call me 5-6 times a day everyday. I called my phone carrier and had the number blocked it's *60 on my phone, I have comcast digital voice. It was either that or changing my number. I look at my call records and they are ridiculous every number is receivablesperf.Missed Unknown (571) 261-0020 11/16/2008 10:50 PM
Missed Unknown (571) 261-0020 11/16/2008 10:45 PM
Missed Unknown (571) 261-0020 11/16/2008 10:39 PM
I have call that date from August to now, thank god for that block, but just seeing all these calls from them annoy me and it is untraceable someone had told me it was sprint, then verizon. Who knows.
Adri
 Dec 09th, 2008
Received calls from them on Oct. 14, 16, 19, 20, & 21, Started back calling on Nov. 16, 17,18,and today Nov. 19. Answered the phone on Oct 14 and Nov 16 but they said they were calling from Mann Bracken a collection agency. I haven't received a letter from anybody telling me I owe them money. I am also on the Do Not Call list but it doesn't do any good.
Richard
 Nov 20th, 2008
On Sunday 16-NOV-2008, 8 calls were received between 8:07AM - 8:47AM then another 8 calls were received between 3:00PM - 3:23PM. On Monday 17-NOV-2008, 8 calls were received between 8:08AM - 8:54AM...

All calls are placed to a BUSINESS FAX LINE during non-business hours.

We attempted to send a reply fax to this number (800-424-5004), but it would not go thru. So, we called the number and received the following automated response:

"Thank you for calling Customer Service. Please enter your 16-digit account number."

Being that we had no idea who the caller is, we were not able to provide an account number.

I read on this website that the call is from Chase. I called our local Chase Branch and was told that that number is a phishing number and DO NOT respond with any account information.

I have reported the phone number and phone calls to the FCC.
Milena
 Nov 17th, 2008
We have been getting calls from this number for months.For example: October 23, 2008: 16 calls, October 25, 2008: 2 calls, October 29, 2008: 22 calls. They attempt to call on average every 16 minutes (15, 16, 17, 19 minutes). On October 29th, after the 22nd attempt, I unblocked their number and just waited. Sure enough, 27 minutes later (must have been on a lunch break) they called again. I answered the phone and started to explain that I have requested to have our number removed from their list many times, however, we are still getting calls...then I told her about the 16 calls and 22 calls.......she started laughing!!!! I lost my cool. I have called this number back and a recording plays....first it says a short phrase in french, then in english it states: "Hello. You have reached the EMC Contact Centre. Scotiabank is trying to contact you regarding the ????(couldn't make out what the word was)action long distance program. We will call you back." - then the recording is french again and then back to english instructions in order to remove your telephone number from their contact list. Yesterday, I spoke with the manager from our Scotiabank branch and she requested that I pass this information on to her and she will pass it on to the person who "needs to be aware of this problem and who will be able to take action immediately"......The Scotiabank is totally unaware of this company's "telephone etiquette".
Sandy
 Oct 31st, 2008
got a call this number at 7:08 pm in NY today.
i pressed silence cus i was taking a nap.

i called back at 9:07. soon as i pressed dial i heard some male say something, i hung up two seconds later.

im noticing the dates on these calls. they were september 16-18.
and now theyre back for october 16-18.

pretty weird.
never picking up or calling back. i suggest the same for everybody else.
Jay.
 Oct 18th, 2008
I have received several calls from this company. They all start out "This is the 2nd notification that the factory warranty on your vehicle is about to expire. To speak with a customer service representative please press 2". When I press 2 and ask the representative to please take me off their call list, I get a song and dance about how important it is to keep the factory warranty on my vehicle. The respresentative hangs up when I explain that my vehicle is 16 years old and I think the factory would be nuts to warranty a 16 year old vehicle.

I have received the same phone call from 2 different numbers. (818) 663-9404 and 626-272-8207. When I looked up (818) 663-9404 in the reverse phone directory I discovered it is a wireless number located in Sherman Oaks, California. When I looked up 626-272-8207 I discovered it is located in Alahambra, California and is a land line. I have reported both phone numbers to the Federal Trade Commission and the Netter Business Bureau. Hopefully, if enough people complain about these automated telemarketers, action can be taken to get it stopped.
Sandy Shelton
 Oct 08th, 2008
I got the same message as the others. I did call it back and got a cheesy recording saying thank you for calling Benficial Bank. In order to serve you we need the following information please enter your 16 digit credit card number. Total scam. I hit zero to talk to an operator and it says this call is handled completly through an automated system. I entered in a random 16 digit number and it came back with the same message as the one before.
John
 Oct 03rd, 2008
This was texted to my 12 year old daughters cell phone: Call at 951-729-8610 and verify our Beneficial Savings BANK account identity immediately.Thank you. The text also showed an email address as: polu@localarea.org.

I called the phone number but an automated voicemail picked up and asked for my 16 digit Credit or Bank Card number & hit the # Key and stated they would need a total of 3 pieces of information from my account and that all the information could be entered from my telephone keypad! I put in 16 digits (just made up some numbers) but it kept asking for (I would imagine) a legitimate Credit/Bank Card number. BEWARE!!!!
andrei
 Sep 30th, 2008
This was texted to my 12 year old daughters cell phone: Call at 951-729-8610 and verify our Beneficial Savings BANK account identity immediately.Thank you. The text also showed an email address as: polu@localarea.org.

I called the phone number but an automated voicemail picked up and asked for my 16 digit Credit or Bank Card number & hit the # Key and stated they would need a total of 3 pieces of information from my account and that all the information could be entered from my telephone keypad! I put in 16 digits (just made up some numbers) but it kept asking for (I would imagine) a legitimate Credit/Bank Card number. BEWARE!!!!
DeLinda
 Sep 30th, 2008
I received a strange call w/ spanish recording at about 1:16 PM today (9/16/08). I was suprised when I searched the number and found this. This is really weird.
tash
 Sep 16th, 2008
First called 6/16/08 three times in one day. Hung up before answering machine picks up. Called again 8/16/08 again hangs up before answering machine picks up.
LinDor
 Aug 16th, 2008

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