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Someone from this number phoned me in Australia. I didn't pick up. Instead I checked the number and here we are. Must be scam if you all say so too. Cheers from Australia.
Australia
 Nov 23rd, 2015
Just phoned me knew my name already talked about investments and screamedvat me when i said that i was not intrested i live in south Africa
South Africa
 Jul 27th, 2015
I just saw my phone ringing with this number and it identified the number as coming from New Jersey. I live in South Africa so immediately I knew it's trouble. I heard about it via a BBM chain message that was going around luckily! What I'm wanting to know is where on earth these scammers got my number!!!
Lezanne
 Feb 17th, 2014
I received a call from this number. She was so kind to offer me an exclusive investment deal. It's seems like a scam. Don't bother taking the call - unless you want to waste their time!!
Lenny
 Dec 04th, 2013
Just experienced the same thing in Beirut, Lebanon. Didn't pick up, googled the number (a reflex), and landed here. Thanks guys!
REC
 Nov 29th, 2013
Just received a call from CTPL 201-373-8356. Asian sounding female asked for accounts receivable. Put her on hold and she hung up. Bullshit call, no doubt.
JK
 Oct 02nd, 2013
Received a call from 616-597-1111 but didnt answer it.Received 2 calls from +12013738356 but didnt answer it either .Dont no anyone ay these numbers. I googled the numbers to see who it was and came onto this page. Thank u for putting this up and warning people about these phone numbers.
Angela
 May 24th, 2013
Pure scam. Indian sounding male asking for an email address and talking about stock markets
Conor
 May 14th, 2013
Great investment opportunities. Yeah right...
PS FINLAND
 Jan 13th, 2013
I didn't answer...probably a scam..
Christos
 Oct 16th, 2012
Hi, just had a call from someone purporting to be Liza van Westhuizen with a strong accent that I would have thought was Russian or Eastern European, rather than Dutch.. Anyhow, said I couldn't hear her and she said she'd call again. I was wondering who on earth it could have been ad googled the number and wow - landed on your site! So now I know it is just a scam of sorts. Thanks google and all of you!!
Liz
 Sep 25th, 2012
Today hes name was "Sean" and he knew everything about me but email address..? Weirdo
Ringed from +12013738356 blocked them. Then they rang from 616-597-1111 Blocked nr. again.
Heavy indian or something like that accent. "business" related call but could not understand his mumbeling..
buddy
 Sep 11th, 2012
I saw that I had a missed call from this number at 13:00 (i.e. 06:00 US time). Don't know anyone in New Jersey (201 is a New Jersey area code) so "Googled" it and reached your web-site. Having read the comments, don't think I'll bother returning the call!
Steve
 Sep 09th, 2012
Received call from man with Indian accent saying he wanted to give us work. Started asking questions regarding machines we have and what consumables we use. I asked him where the 201 area code was from, and he said Texas. I realized that it was a scam, and ended the call mid sentence.
Jim A.
 Jul 23rd, 2012
Foreign sounding guy asking for business information, which no doubt is sold on to marketing firms who bombard you with sales calls.
Heidi
 Apr 11th, 2012
I am from Greece and I received a call from this number and I didn't answer it.
George
 Apr 10th, 2012
I'm in France.... dont know anyone from NJ.... so who is this??
Derek
 Mar 19th, 2012
I am from Cyprus and i have meny call from them and i fund something???this number is from Bahamas......!!!!
Tasos
 Dec 14th, 2011
i m from Turkey do not trust that number , i give her one sheet one phone ..!! but sure she will try again with some others.
kaynar
 Jun 30th, 2011
I received a call from number 12013738356 today and they wanted to speak to the General Magager or Financial Manager. They made no sense and after a while they hang up. Very strange and definitely looks like a scam. Pay attention!
Theo
 May 17th, 2011
SPEECKS ENGLICE AND THEN NONTHING
GREECE
 Mar 29th, 2011
Hello from Vienna/Austria! I got a call from this number. A woman, who speak English with an asian accent, ask for invest in the stock market.....they asked also for my personal data.....
Please be careful!
Max
 Nov 24th, 2010
Hi, Im from Spain this morning a woman call me!!! be carefull this is a SCAM 100%!!!
Jhon
 Nov 19th, 2010
Please, someone must make somethink to stop this fraud calls.
Octavi
 Nov 10th, 2010
one more think i live in Poland and was 6:30am
Tad
 Oct 25th, 2010
Hi, this morning i received a call from this number2013738356 i find out this place by Latitude: 40.8542 Longitude: -74.0416 is Exxon station in NJ the women say i will make $$$$$ I say to her get lost and hand up. IS A SCAM 100%
Tad
 Oct 25th, 2010
Hi, this morning i received a call from this number, but i left ring.
I was called from an unknow number yesterday. A men with an asian accent from UK...
Pay attention.
Bubb
 Oct 21st, 2010
Hi from Portugal! This is a scam, be very careful!!! I got a call from this number today and it´s always the same story...
Pedro
 Oct 19th, 2010
Hi, just missed a call from this number on my cell phone (Belgium). Apparently they're calling people all over the world.
David
 Oct 08th, 2010
Hi all,
today I received a call from this number because I bought some mp3 from site: millisong.com and they were asking if I made some transaction with my cradit card at specific date. Strange! Maybe I should block my credit card?
Mike
 Sep 29th, 2010
Hello from Greece. Did anyone get any calls in personal cell phone from this number?
Theo
 Sep 28th, 2010
I get a call from them also.A womans name said something about an invested company don't know where.
It is a fraud i think. Be carefull
Theo
 Sep 28th, 2010
i know this voice well. she is calling maybe once per month. voice is filipinio or something like that. offering investments (calling from X company to talk to you about Y company) changes all the time. sometimes calls mobiles of everyone in our small office in sequence. must be a good scam considering the effort she puts in.
kostas
 Sep 21st, 2010
Hello, I'm Kamil from Poland. I also recived the call from this numer. They are liar and thiefs!! Be carefull!
Kamil
 Sep 07th, 2010
I 'm Yap From Malaysia , this lady called me up ask for invest in the stock market ... she is a liar
yap
 Sep 03rd, 2010
Hello.I'm from Turkey. I also received a call from 0012013738356 today. Is there anyone whose number is calling us?
kenanyildiz@yahoo.com
Kenan YILDIZ
 Aug 31st, 2010
Im from South Africa, indian Lady just called from this number asking if me or my company wanted to invest in stock market, said they will mail me info on making tax free profits from stock, sounded odd to me, but I;m waiting for her email...
Shades
 Aug 16th, 2010
Hi, I received also a call from this number but I didn't answer the call...I know that this is a scammer behind this number, she had called me once few months ago.
Kostas
 Aug 11th, 2010
Hi from Greece. Today, my wife receive a call from this number. The caller (uses "Christin" name).
She was asking for me and our company profile, but the line was hang up.
I try to find number owner before I call back but I found this site.
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Anastasios
 Jul 30th, 2010
Hello! I am working in SPAIN and yesterday my boss (who doesn't speak English at all) got a phone call from exactly this number +12013738356. He told me I had to call back to ask what they wanted but before doing that I had to know whom the number belongs to. That´s how I´m here on the web site. Just to let you know that the person was a woman who spoke with a heavy Indian accent and though my boss speaks nothing in English he understood something talking about our company and India as well. As I understand it will continue....How to make her stop calling?
Tati
 May 27th, 2010
This was the number on my caller id: 44-201-373-8356. I answered and a man with a thick Indian accent confirmed my office's contact info. He said it all first so I didn't give any new info out. Everything he had was stuff he could have found on our website, so I just confirmed he was right. It was such a short call and I can't remember what company he said he was with, but he said something. PJ? I feel like a dolt for not asking *him* more questions, but it all happened so faaaast. :O
Holly
 May 17th, 2010
This number called us and just kept repeating the same thing over and over again if not answered "correctly" First "she" called to our phone number. We answered because we buy and sell worldwide. Then, after a brief conversation we hung up. Then they kept calling over and over again. We didn't answer. Then they called to all of our employees cellphones.... Just annoying.
TTOY
 Oct 30th, 2009
Second call from that same man one day later. Same questions as yesterday. Am I intrested about stock marketing and wanted to send me information to email. I asked is it okay to record the conversation and he approved. He get my phone number because I have little corporate name which I use when I´m billing photography services.
Tommi - Finland
 Oct 21st, 2009
Man called to my cell and asked do I know anything about some marketing. Didn't get all because my poor english :D He wanted send some information to my email about business which i can get profits. I said I'm not intrested, bye, and hang up.
Tommi - Finland
 Oct 20th, 2009
Our company just received a call from this number. A man asked for TImo Koivusalo, who is a well known artist in Finland, but certainly does NOT work i our company. I asked whether the person had the correct numner and he insisted on doing so.
He wanted to talk to any manager, but since there wasn't anyone availabe, he said he'll call again.
after a research i found this site, so i will not take his call again.
saga
 Oct 05th, 2009
Today that number call`s to my phone. I didn`t answer. But how they looked those number`s because I had hidden number??? Today is 01.10.2009 11:31 Am
Mr Tomi Finland
 Oct 02nd, 2009
got a call from merit data services when I asked for their website address before I give them any details they gave me www.meritdataservices.com when I said that address did not work they hung up !
David
 Sep 24th, 2009
I have just received a call from a company saying they are called Merit Data Services. As with all below, they claimed the same thing, they needed to confirm our company details they had on file. She kept asking additional questions which I would not answer, I queried who they were and what they did exactly. She told me they are a database company who offer a no call service to stop unwanted calls. What a joke! I then told her that if she had our details to destroy them & the fact she was asking additional questions which were not relevant to stopping unwanted calls, like who is your current mobile phone contract with & when does it expire, made me highly suspicious. She soon ended the call. Lesson is I will not be confirming any details watsoever unless I can verify who they are exactly!!
Linzi
 Jul 23rd, 2009
I live in the UK and yes I have been getting many calls from these people calling themselves Merit and yes their command of the English language is indeed poor, which meant I had to ask the lady who called to keep repeating herself. She said my company was already on her database and had been there for many years and that she wanted to qualify that the details she had on me were correct. She would not answer any of my questions and when I asked to speak to someone senior she just hung up. Its my belief that she is working for a organisation that uses or sells our details on to Spammers. The number she called on was not traceable and it is obvious she was using a Skype/Voip communications device for some remote place in the world. Under no circumstance should anyone give out any details of themselves or their company to these low life parasites as they are purely profiting from making our lives a misery.
Rob Ryan
 Jul 02nd, 2009
Just been called by these people, when I asked what they wanted, they say they want to add us to a list for people who don't want to be called. This sounded like a trick and this site confirms it ;-) They hung up after I asked them a few pertinent questions.
Paul Lee
 Jun 26th, 2009
Just got one of these Merit Data Services calls. The caller wouldn't answer my question about who they were apart from they wanted to confirm my details for a mobile "Do Not Call" list. I asked them who they worked for...and when she just repeated the spiel I hung up. I think in future I'm not giving ANY information to any caller without knowing precisely who they are any why they are calling - and I'm always deeply suspicious of people like this.
Mark
 Mar 03rd, 2009
Some women has been calling me for the past three days about some online college thing.
Mehsin
 Feb 19th, 2009
This guy is obviously up and running again (or maybe they just haven't stopped). I had two calls this afternoon here in U.K., both sounded like the same man. One saying he was from Merit Data Services offering a business success prize - hung up. Then I had a call saying they were a 'do not call back service, checking our business details for some sort of directory - didn't sound genuine.
Clare
 Feb 19th, 2009
Got a call from a guy who said he was phoning from Merit Data Services, he said he was adding my number to a "Do not call list", but, when I asked, he didn't know which one. I asked for his phone number and he hung up. Sounds like a scam
Gerry
 Feb 12th, 2009
I got a call on my cell phone while I was at work and the display had "1111" as the number. A man with a heavy accnt came on and said he was calling from the National Debt Center and was looking for "Andy". I have had this number for two years and do not know any Andy so I told him he had the wrong number and hung up.
Justin
 Apr 26th, 2008
Rang me up, left no message on answer machine, number displayed as 2013738356.
Craig Tickell
 Mar 08th, 2008
Received a call asking if I had received a copy of my local free newspaper. I said I had, they then asked me to confirm my name address and postcode which they read out to me. I confirmed the information was correct and they said thank-you and hung up.

After looking at the number, I now know it is a con. My worry now is what they are planning to do next. Will I receive numerous mailings? or will they call back and try to find out other infromation i.e. bank details?

I live in UK.
Neil
 Jan 19th, 2008
Finally bothered to look this number up - they have been calling intermittently for a few weeks now. Probably totalling now 6 to 8 calls. They never leave a message (and I don't answer 'unknown'/'witheld' numbers). We are in the UK so why is a Jersey scammer bothering us, and how do they pay for their transatlantic calls ?

Can't you get rid of these crooks? We don't seem to get the recorded messages about Disneyworld cons anymore.
Chris
 Jan 16th, 2008
I got called by this number today (12-12-07), didnt answer it as it came up as +12013738356 i.e. I knew it was a USA number. I am in the UK so I ignored it. Thank God!
Jp
 Dec 12th, 2007
Missed Call on my mobile at 12:09 (caller ID 'Unknown') on 7th December 2007. I am in the UK and am glad I missed it from comments on this site.
Simon
 Dec 07th, 2007
Obviously they are looking further afield, as I am in the UK as well. Didn't answer the phone as I didn't recognise the number. No message left, but I was curious as to who would be calling me from the States, so I googled. Glad I did, and will be sure not to answer the phone to this number in the future.
Emmy
 Nov 21st, 2007
Recieved a call in the UK on this number, vary intriguing as I have no family or business there.

I have free calls to the US, so tried calling back....constantly engaged, so did this reverse number look up an landed here.

Great Idea! Dont think we have similar look up in the UK. But hey I got a googleplex - just one link on google. So I win!!
Allan
 Nov 12th, 2007
Brian has called our house more than 20 times. I have tried EVERYTHING to get him to stop calling! I can't understand half of what he is saying!!!! I have tried everything: NICE, NOT NICE, answer questions, even just now screaming at him!!!!
Tiffany
 Sep 25th, 2007
Same as others--"government grant office" offering me five thousand dollars. I hope no one actually falls for this. I sense the Indian telemarketers have no idea they're involved in a scam.
Manny
 Sep 22nd, 2007
I got a call from this number and they claimed to be a goverment agency offering student loans, I was on to the scam right away after doing a quick internet search and seeing the number black listed. I just emailed my local FBI office requesting an investigation.

Additionally,I found the caller difficult to understand, probably Eastern Indian or Pakistani which made me immediately suspicious, prompting my internet search.

Thank you to all those that made prior reports... let's get these bums behind bars or deported!
Chris
 Sep 20th, 2007
RE: Police
The exact same thing happened to me what happened in Police's Story. He (the Indian accented man) called me on Labor Day and told me he was govnm't employee... ON LABOR DAY!!! But I had to go change my accounts and everything because he read off my account number and asked me to verify. Has been calling me every day for 2 weeks now from 373-8356 and 373-8386, I even told him I know hes a scammer and I reported him to several authorities, but he keeps calling.
Frustrated
 Sep 10th, 2007
Just for the record these morons are also calling me in the UK. They ring using a witheld number when i hang up on them i then got a call displaying this number and the only message to me was 'bastard' and then they hung up!!!
Brian
 Sep 07th, 2007
Lady with american accent called to say our business was on the their telephone data base and she was just checking that our details were correct and did not need updating, and it was not a sales call. I asked her company name again and she said it was called Merit Data Services. when I asked how our details were on their databaseshe quickly said that if I wasn't interested that's fine and put the phone down. from all the other calls recieved from this number it sure looks like a scam of some sort to me. Be careful out there.
Michael
 Sep 05th, 2007
I work for a Police Dept. Last date, I spoke to a woman who received a call from this number. When trying to find what the number was, it lead me to this site.

The complainant told me that the "Government Grant Office" offered her $5,000 and called to verify information. She stated they knew her social security number and banking account number.

I am trying all I can to find out who this is and get it stopped, but in the mean time, you may want to be aware of possible identification frauds as well.
Police
 Aug 25th, 2007
caller said we had won a gov't grant for at least $1.000. we played along w/ it ti get more info on the caller. when he asked for our address to send the money we told him that he should have it as he called us to give us the grant. he hung up. obviously a scam.
joe
 Aug 20th, 2007
I already left a comment, but didn't put that they indentified themselves as from the Goverment Grant Department.
Patti
 Aug 15th, 2007
This phone # shows up as CTPL, they have been calling my father for month+, telling him that he is eligible for a $5000 goverment grant because he is 87 and pays his taxes on time. He gave them my number after telling them multiple times he wasn't interested. They called me last night telling me I was eligible to receive this "goverment grant" because of him. The women on the phone had a strong Indian accent (India, not Native), and when I asked her to repeat things, she just talked louder! I asked for a pone number, and she told me that I could get it at the end of the call if I was "verified:. She asked for my birthdate, when I told her I didn't give out info on the phone, she insisted that she was calling from the goverment, and didn't I trust the goverment? I told her I wanted to check this out with my father, so she said she would call me back in 10 mins. She didn't call back last night, but someone from that # called this am, but didn't leave any message. When I tried to call the number back, I was told I couldn't leave a message because the voice mail box was full. So...in googleing this and criss/cross, I was brought here.
Patti
 Aug 15th, 2007
I called the police department in hackensack nj # is 201-342-2743 call and complain and if enought people do they might do somethig
connie
 Jul 27th, 2007
this nut has been calling for over 3 months and will not take no..or dont call again...just keeps calling..I am on the no call list..and have reported this #...
connie
 Jul 23rd, 2007
They called wanting to include me in directory that would stop telephone companies calling me regarding new mobile phones.

Yet another scam to add to the list
Michael
 Jul 05th, 2007
Tried to offer me a credit card. Lots of noice in the background, and the persons speaking speaks with an heavy accent. Seems like a scam to me. I hanged up, they called me again, and I hanged up again.
Martin
 May 03rd, 2007
called me 13 times today. i never answered and there werent any messages left. so far theyve called me 6 times in a row. they wont stop...
ad
 Mar 19th, 2007
They called, I answered, no one there. They called again, same thing. I returned the call, got VM. They called again 5 tmes in a row and I just rejected the call. They just keep on calling.....
Kathryn
 Mar 19th, 2007
called two times on 12/14/2006. New Jersey number.
Will
 Dec 14th, 2006
These people call me 3 or 4 times a day on my cell phone. I don't even get a chance to answer before they hang up, and if I do answer, I usually get a MESSAGE. It is very annoying, and I want to know why they're calling me!
Amy
 Dec 14th, 2006
THESE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO CALL ME AT WORK...ABOUT CONSOLIDATING DEBTS THERE IS AN ECHO IN THE PHONE AND I KEEP TELLING THEM TO STOP CALLING ME. AND YOU CANT UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS SAYING SOUNDS FISHY
LYNN
 Oct 30th, 2006
they call me every day twice a day. i never answer because I hate telemarketers calling my cell phone and using my minutes. I have now registered for Naqtional do not call list and will give it 31 days till it kicks in
Deb
 Oct 30th, 2006
The caller from 201-373-8356 called and asked for my credit card number, and when I asked him to speak louder so that I could record this call, he close the connection.
I believe that this caller is a SPAM man!!
John Bowen
 Oct 27th, 2006
I've been getting repeated phonecalls from this number. Once a day, it seems. Sometimes twice even. I managed to catch the caller this time and he asked for Frank. When i told him there was no Frank at the number, he hanged up without saying a nything.
Donald
 Oct 27th, 2006
This # keeps calling and hanging-up. I am also on the do not call list.
Wendy
 Oct 26th, 2006
This caller keeps calling my job, but will not leave a message. How do I stop them from calling me, especially at work?!
Carma
 Oct 26th, 2006
This caller is either a Debt collection, or Debt consolidation scam.
DO NOT ANSWER, Report to FTC or DO NOT CALL
NRS
 Oct 24th, 2006
Same as everyone said that the reverse phone call said it came from NJ, but everytime I pick up the phone the person hangs up if it's a person trying to talk about debt or talk to jennifer they are doing a horrible job at it and I want to tell them to stop calling but I don't get a chance to.
Danielle
 Oct 20th, 2006
the same guy called 3 times today, he is being a pain, i told them 3 times to not call and they have the wrong number, sounds like they're from india or something, istanbull. google sent me here, and the whitepages says the number is registered in NJ.
Jason
 Oct 18th, 2006
Keep getting this call multiple times a day...
Joe
 Oct 18th, 2006
got a call (Oct 16), looked it up, and just found this website- if its a debt consolidater, then look out for 866-230-8094 too- they call A LOT
Billy
 Oct 16th, 2006
by the way my postal code is 44120
Ted Again
 Oct 16th, 2006
Called by this odd number, showed up as ctpl, october 16, 2006
Ted Holcomb
 Oct 16th, 2006
n/a
dave
 Sep 27th, 2006
This number called my cell phone and hanged up. Tried to call it back but I got a message saying that I am not authorized to call the number.
Benedict
 Sep 11th, 2006
A while ago i kept getting phone calls for "Jennifer". usually i wouldnt wait to hear what they had to say after i told them my number wasnt the one they were looking for.

I had a period wher ei would get no class from them, but all of a sudden (this summer) I was getting FLOODED with calls. At first (to my best recollection) they were 1800 or "unknown" numbers. but now the number calling me is 201 373 8356.

Theyre always either "looking for jennifer" or "have an offer for the owner of this line" when i tell them there is no jennifer, or somehow have information regarding any debt i need to pay off & offer to "consolidate" it.

Some days i get up to 5 CALLS from them. And sometimes when they call I'M on hold!!

I used to hang up, but now i wait to tell them to stop calling me.

Today, (while writing this i got 1 call) I got 3 calls from these people. I yelled at the last person because i told the last two to mark down that I refused their offer & dont want any more calls.

They alll have a pretty thick accent and the last call had horrible echo,

PS: apparently this is a land line based in Hackensack, NJ. I think they have gotten complaints and just changed their number each time and continued to harass people.
Lucas
 Sep 11th, 2006
This number has been calling me for weeks and they will not stop. I have answered the call numerous times and asked them to take me off of their list. The people get extremely nasty and they hang up quickly.
CASANDRA
 Sep 11th, 2006
Female with heavy eastern accent called to discuss debt consolodation. Echo in background, distorted static. Hung up when I asked where she got my number. Called back to no answer.
Dan
 Sep 08th, 2006
My cell phone rang and it displayed exactly this "+2013738356". I pushed ignore and put them to my voicemail. When my voicemail alert went off, I listened to it and there was just a guy saying "hello? hello?" It sounded like he was calling from a cell phone too as I heard a lot of background noises like he was outside.
Lynn
 Sep 08th, 2006
message is about online pharmacies,about med.,the location I think is NJ.and the same as Misty stated.
quik
 Sep 07th, 2006

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