I have blocked this number on my phone for months--they still call- it only rings once then is blocked but is still annoying. I finally had enough of this nonsense and decided to call them back. When they asked me to press 3 to leave a message. I pressed 3 but said nothing until recorded time ended. Decided to harass back and did this about 25 times as I was watching the news. Let them be the recipient of unwanted calls and waste their time.
Called three days in a row. This time I answer and asked "Who the hell are You". A man said can I speak to ...my name..... I sadi no one here by that name. You call everyday and hang up...He then said We will log this as a bad niumber and won't call again.....
I guess we will see.
Calls once or twice a day, every day. For months and months now. We never answer. So many calls that I can't report them all. I put a block on them two months ago, but still they keep calling. Insane! They must be stopped!
Called on 11/20/13 asking for donation to UNICEF for the recent typhoon in Philippines, asked if I could make a $100 donation and seem to know of my past donations to UNICEF. I told her I look at the UNICEF website and follow up
Share Group calling on behalf of the Sierra Club. They have been calling almost everyday for weeks and leaving no message. I asked the person to take me off of their calling list and she kept on rattling off her spiel.
Have called every day, sometimes twice a day for the last month. Have blocked their calls, but that doesn't seem to phase them in the slightest. The day I first blocked them, they must have called every ten minutes for hours at a time. Insanity!
Starts calls at 9 am each and every morning...no one is there when answered, leaves no messages.
I want them to stop !!
Please stop calling my phone
I am so sick and tired of the above phone number calling multiple times in one day sometimes even after 10pm. Do these people not believe in the DNC list? What can be done to get these annoying calls to STOP once and for all?
sick and tired Aug 31st, 2013
calls nearly every day, no messages left. I was home today and answered. Caller asked my name and I said "hey you called me, how about you tell me who the hell YOU are?" Caller repeated same question over and over "Ma'am may I please have your name" so asked not to call me anymore. I doubt that will help
Every day, multiple times a day. A few seconds into the answering machine response, they hang up. This happens for weeks on end every few months.
I finally answered after this number called my house daily for a few weeks. she said she is calling on behalf of a non profit. "share" works for another non profit. She insisted on knowing who i was before she would discuss anything further. I told her to contact me by snail mail. I am on the DNC list
(202) 234-3930 calls every day around midday, leaves no message. i finally called back and left a message on their machine telling them to remove me from all of their calling lists.
I get calls from 202-234-3930 nearly everyday for several months now. They do not leave a message. I googled the number and find it is a nuisance call.
I'm also on the DNC list, but received one call last night from this number, then three calls today. I don't answer them and even have the phone company's disconnected-line tone sequence at the beginning of my outgoing message, but their computer must ignore that (other solicitor's computers stop calling after 1 try).
I received 9 calls today (so far) and 8 calls yesterday from this number. I blocked this number months ago (my phone rings once and hangs up on the caller)--but they never really give up, and every now and then our number comes up in whatever telemarketing bingo system they're using and we get called hourly for several days. And this is only one of many numbers that call us ceaselessly, week after week, year after year--even though they've been blocked for months or years. Normally it doesn't bother me (I even have a happy little "love my call block" ditty that I sing when a call is blocked), but I just had surgery and being disturbed hourly by the call block ring has been really annoying.
The sad thing is that this happens when you are generous with charities. Many of them have no respect for your generosity and privacy, they turn around and sell your contact information to third parties for even more money. In some cases, they allow these types of telemarketers to hound donors relentlessly for money that is typically kept in the wallets of the telemarketing executives, with only a tiny fraction going to the actual charities that they purport to be collecting for. I've removed a large number of charities from my giving list as a result of calls received from this "PDR2" outfit as well as several other "ABCXYC Communications" LLCs who call me ceaselessly asking for money for organizations I was foolishly generous to in the past.
If my "thanks" for donating to these charities is to be hounded hourly via telephone for more money, these charities will never again receive a donation from me. Greed is greed, and to assume that it is okay to sell or give my phone number to third parties, or to have the audacity to call me 17 times in two days asking for MORE money after I've already been generous to your organization is shameful at best and illegal at worst.
I've been informed that the DNC list does not apply in any of these cases (where I receive dozens of calls per week from telemarketers representing charities) because I previously gave money to one or more of their clients who then turned around and gave (or sold) my contact information to the telemarketing company!
Yeah, I'm just about DONE with giving to charities. Even Amnesty International called me today asking for more money. At least they had the decency to identify themselves as Amnesty International. But really. What makes it okay to call people who have been kind enough to donate to your organization--and ask them for more money? This would be like calling all of the people who sent gifts for your wedding, thanking them for what they provided, but letting them know just how much help you still need--and could they please give you just a little bit more? It's obnoxious.
Done Giving Jul 01st, 2013
Calls at least once a day. No message. I see the caller id and just don't pick up but it is darned annoying. I, too, am on Do Not Call lists.
They call CONTINUOUSLY daily! I am listed on DO NOT CALL LIST. No one answers the phone. HAVE THEM STOP. PLEASE file a complaint as others are experiencing the same nuisance!
The caller ID said PDR2. The number is 202-234-3930. They never leave a message. When I called the number, I got a recording that thanked me for calling something that sounded like "share" and told me it was a group for collecting funds for various non-profit organizations, and that my number had been added to their list because I either supported a cause or I have been affiliated with one of their causes. :(
I have been getting calls from PDR 2 though I am on a no call list both federal and state. They call at least once every day even on weekends! This has been going on for several weeks now.
He'll be sorry.
Joe Schmoe May 22nd, 2013
This number calls everyday at least once.
calls and never leaves a message. I called and told them to remove me from their list and I am going to report them to government do not call. Also, Suddenlink my carrier (yes I still have a landline) has a blocking feature, so I blocked them. See if you can block the calls.
calls and never leaves a message. I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize.
AMY - YOU ARE A FOOL - THAT $200 YOU GAVE DID NOT GO TO UNICEF. IF YOU WANT TO GIVE TO AN ORGANIZATION, GIVE DIRECTLY TO THEM, NOT SOME SCAM ROBO-CALLER.
Probably just a big, general call center that handles lots of clients. For me, they were calling on behalf of UNICEF, trying to convince me to become a monthly donor. I'll make my donation directly to the organization, thank you. These people have been relentless, calling sometimes three times in an hour.
The Big Dog Mar 24th, 2013
I am so glad that there is somebody who does this important work for non-profit organizations. They know so much about what is going on, very professional people who really cares. If it wasn't for them who else would do the work, they are very devouted. I gave $200 to UNISEF, somebody has to do the fundraising. We need more people like them who cares about what is going on.
I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST I do not answer calls I do not know who they are. I want my name removed
immediately from their calling list.
Howard Bentley Mar 09th, 2013
call them and harrass them until you're removed from their list
Get several calls a day at various times from 8am-9pm. I do not answer and they don't leave a message. I figure if they aren't willing to let me know who they are, I am not willing to talk to them.
these people call at least twice a day including Sunday
A "bonafide collection agency"? Rubbish. These guys are just more spammer refuse. All it takes is a single call back to this number to verify that.
This is a bona fide COLLECTION AGENCY called Portfolio Recovery Associates of Norfolk Virginia. You can see their website at portfoliorecovery.com. They are a legit collection agency for many credit cards and STUDENT LOAN providers. These are NOT sales calls or marketing calls. Someone who used to live with me had student loans that she defaulted on-they called over 400 times in one month looking for her! They will call multiple times per day, all day, even on Sundays. If the phone number they are calling you at has EVER been associated with someone they are looking for, they will keep robo-calling until you pick up. Once you say HELLO, a live rep will pick up immediately and ask for the person they are searching for. These guys are skip tracers; if you don't know what that is google it. They will NOT stop calling you until you tell them they have the wrong number. They are REALLY good at finding all the phone numbers a debtor has ever had, even if it's been many years since the person had that number. They don't realize cell numbers are re-pooled and can have new account holders many times over. They don't care!
MichaelAlves Jan 20th, 2013
it's a hussle claiming to represent "charities"
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They call at least once a day. Never leave a message.
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A Nony Mouse Dec 16th, 2012
calls regularly, few times a week. I never answer and they never leave a message. Stinks!! So I blocked them!
Called me at 7 freaking AM on a Saturday. Ugh
Two calls every day for over a month now. Argg!
Lisa Boehle Nov 19th, 2012
This PDR2 number calls me every day.
I just got a new phone number and switched over to virgin mobile.... So I have no clue why they would be calling me
Anoynomous Oct 29th, 2012
keep getting this number on my phone. never leave a message. sometimes it says important
I think it's a political message or poll, yet every time we answer , they hang up before we can find out who it is.
Too bad there isn't a way of marking comments as spam...
There should be a way to stop this individual from making all these useless phone calls which are not answered.
Henry Maka Aug 20th, 2012
I started getting calls from these a**holes recently, but not anymoe.
With my ViaTalk VOIP service, I just login to the control panel, find one of their calls in my call logs (which go all the way back to October 21, 2008) and click on Routing Options. There I can choose from any of these:
BUSY always gets a busy signal
BLOCKED "This number is blocked"
BLACKLISTED "This number is blacklisted"
STOPCALLING "This number is blacklisted. Please stop calling. You are not welcome here"
VOICEMAIL goes directly to voicemail & I have it set to just email the recording to me and discard the message
DISCONNECTED the 3 usual beep tones for a disconnected number, followed by "The number you have dialed is no longer in service. Please check the number and dial again"
FORWARD to any number I want, e.g. the FTC, FCC, any police department, a toll-free phone sex line
AUTHENTICATE - The caller will be prompted to enter a series of numbers to confirm that it is a real caller and not an automated dialing system.
and my favorite:
LONG RING - The new LONGRING option plays a ringing tone to the caller for an indefinite period of time (but never bothers me by ringing my phone) HELPS TO WASTE THEIR TIME!
I can also Route by Caller ID Name
This feature allows you to block incoming calls based on the Caller ID name received.
Any - Block a call with Pattern appearing in the caller ID anywhere.
Blocks: "Cell Phone NY", "George's Cell"
Exact - Block a call only if the exact Pattern appears in the Caller ID.
Ex: Cell Phone
Blocks: "Cell Phone NY", "Mom's Cell Phone"
Does not block: "Cellular Phone", "Cell NY", "Cell NY Phone"
and I can Block Invalid Callers
Block Numbers That Start With 0
Block any incoming call with a telephone number starting with 0.
Block Invalid US Number
If your caller's telephone number is less than 10 digits and is not a valid US phone number (IE: 45678, 1-111-111-1111
, 51, etc.) the call will be blocked if this feature is active. Be aware that this will prevent all international callers (excluding Canada) from calling you if you have this feature active.
Anonymous Call Routing has all of these options:
LongRing: plays a ringing tone to the caller for an indefinite period of time.
Authenticate: The caller will be prompted to enter a series of numbers to confirm that it is a real caller and not an automated dialing system.
Voicemail: The caller will be sent directly to your voicemail.
Busy: The caller will hear a busy signal.
Blocked: The caller will hear a recording informing them they are blocked.
Long Ring: The caller will hear a ringing tone indefinitely.
Disabled: Anonymous calls are not restricted at all.
I think I can override some Anonymous Call Routing by using the Caller ID Pattern Matching rules mentioned above for calls that specifically say "Private", "Unknown", "Not Available", etc., but I'm not sure; I haven't tested that recently, nor asked ViaTalk about it.
I can also have all non-blocked calls ring my wireless at the same time as my landline, in case an important call comes in and I'm not at home, This also prevents burglars from casing my home by calling just to see if anyone answers. If I want, I can specify SIMULRING for only calls from certain numbers.
If I don't want to hear from anyone, I can turn on "Do Not Disturb" either manually or pre-scheduled for certain hours of the day.
As you might have guessed, I love the features offered by ViaTalk.
I received a call from this number a few minutes ago (which I did not answer). They left no message on my answering machine, so I looked up the number here. I then called the number back and got an answering machine, which indicated that they represent several different charitable organizations and that I must have registered with one of them. I left them a message with my phone number and told them that my number is on the National Do Not Call Registry and that they need to take my number off their list. We'll see what happens... If they continue to call after 30 days, I shall report them to the FCC, and I told them that in my message.
Left no message. Most likely this is a call from Public Interest Communications representing one of their clients.
These sleazy assholes called my house today nine times. That's not telephone solicitation, that's telephone harassment. They have been calling repeatedly over the last week and I reported this number to whocalled.us some time ago, so I'm already on the map.
I am receiving calls form this number daily at different hours, the last call coming in today (4.14.2012) at 5:00 PM. They never leave a message.
The caller said they calling asking me to support my local PBS station (WTTW) in Chicago and requested that I renew my membership in the amount of $156 plus change. I foolishly agreed to pledge $75 using my credit card but became worried when I hung up and realized that the caller ID said PDR2 and not WTTW. I am hoping this was just an outside firm legitimately raising money for WTTW and so far no charges showed up on my account.
Already got two calls from this number today. Caller(s) did not leave a message.
Getting multiple calls from PDR2 202-234-3930. Rings three times and hangs up. Never gets
to the message nor leaves a message. Idiots.
13calls from this number so far this month. 2 calls today (9 am & 8:45 pm). Really annoying. I do not answer, and no message is left.
I have been receiving 2 to 3 calls from this number for weeks, including nights and weekends. When I finally answered today, I found out it was a solicitation from WTTW who I have contributed to in the past. I asked to be taken off the call list and the person replied he would do so. He was polite about it. After 30 days, if they don't comply, I will make a complaint to the FTC.
An older women said she was calling on behalf of WTTW Public Broadcasting Station and wanted another contribution. Said the call was being monitored. Became belligerent and abruptly hung up when I wouldn't make another contribution.
Wanted me to contact my state's senator or congressman (can't remember which) to tell him to ban the use of lead bullets when hunting doves this season. Caller was very pushy.
THEY (a strange male voice) called ME and expected me to give them a contribution via my credit card number?? No way -- and I told them so and why!
I M Private Jan 17th, 2012
It is not against the law for charitable organizations to solicit donations by phone. However, these solicitations by phone have gotten way out of hand, from legitimate charities and every other lu-lu robo phone company that can spoof numbers out there. Caller ID is my first line of defense. Other people seem to have good luck simply with having an answering machine on their line. It can be joked about, but this harassment could signal the beginning of the end of phone service as we know it. Silly as it sounds, the most secure way to send messages is through the U. S. Mail - despite its problems.
Caller asked for Mrs. xxx - I replied she's not available, may I take a message?
Caller responded - No thanks, we'll try again later.
I now have the number in MY "do not answer" listing. MY computer will answer this number.
Reverse lookup shows:
1738 Q St NW,
Washington, DC 20009-2408
This is a form of organized bullying called gangstalking.
The caller ran through the opening statement so fast that I had to ask him twice to divulge why he was calling. He announced that he was calling on behalf of Feeding America. I used to send them a donation once in a while, but now no more. I refuse to support the greed and told him so. By the way, why are we supposed to be impressed by caller ID of "Washington DC"?
I do not waste my time answering unknown numbers; no message was left.
Calls daily since about 9 July.
They call every day around mid-day, then abandon the call when our voicemail picks up. We called back to ask that they remove us from their call list (since we're on the DNC registry): we got on a voicemail claiming that they represent several charitable organizations, and that they called us because we are involved with one of them, which is completely false. Their voicemail also said we could leave a message, which we did asking that they remove our number from their list, but they don't and keep calling. We're filing complaints with the DNC registry and the FCC every single time. Hopefully, those scammers will get fined and neutralized.