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These people call every single day! Am I the only one on their calling list?
Barbara
 Aug 31st, 2012
Jackie, the federal DNC registry has functioned as intended, *within its scope* and controlling sales callers which operate legally. Your registration is not a magical shield against every nuisance caller, and four major categories of calls are exempt. The FTC told you as much on the page the DNC site begged you to read at registration time.

Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm

I discussed this issue in this very thread in September 2011, in a comment a short distance away from yours. Linked below find the simple steps I took to rid myself of a major pain charity beggar by politely rubbing its face in federal laws. You will note that I never rely on verbal cease-communication demands.

901-881-9984) http://whocalled.us/lookup/901-881-9984
Resident47
 Jul 29th, 2012
I called AICR at 800-843-8114 and they will remove your phone number which takes up to 48 hrs. We will see if this works as it has become harassment with phone calls coming at 8:14 am and into evening hours. I asked her if they really thought I would give anything to their charity after being harassed with numerous phone calls from different numbers?? Her only answer was to remove our number!! Do Not Call registry still allows for these organizations to call and they become a nuisance!! Every day we receive calls with automated messages and no messages...what good is the DO NOT CAll registry???
Calls coming from 202-367-9919 & 202-461-3474
Jackie
 Jul 25th, 2012
Sick of charity calls! DNR should put them on their list too! I don't answer these calls and they hang up before the answering machine picks up.
Sick of It
 Jul 19th, 2012
Watching the AICR phone call patterns ( I have them all blocked). I have noted a sequence of calling ( occasionally a two day skipping of calls). Calls come at different time of day. This pattern has repeated twice and appears to be repeating for a third time.. (Results this far from 19 days of monitoring). (I have assigned arbitrary letters to keep track of these)
C 202-540-5118
F (202)870-5859
B 202-461-3474
D 202-607-2927
A 202-367-9919
E 202-643-1991
Watcher
 Apr 24th, 2012
Watching the AICR phone call patterns ( I have them all blocked). I have noted a sequence of calling ( occasionally a two day skipping of calls). Calls come at different time of day. This pattern has repeated twice and appears to be repeating for a third time.. (Results this far from 19 days of monitoring). (I have assigned arbitrary letters to keep track of these)
C 202-540-5118
F 202-870-5859
B 202-461-3474
D (202)607-2927
A 202-367-9919
E 202-643-1991
Watcher
 Apr 24th, 2012
Watching the AICR phone call patterns ( I have them all blocked). I have noted a sequence of calling ( occasionally a two day skipping of calls). Calls come at different time of day. This pattern has repeated twice and appears to be repeating for a third time.. (Results this far from 19 days of monitoring). (I have assigned arbitrary letters to keep track of these)
C (202)540-5118
F 202-870-5859
B 202-461-3474
D 202-607-2927
A 202-367-9919
E 202-643-1991
Watcher
 Apr 24th, 2012
Watching the AICR phone call patterns ( I have them all blocked). I have noted a sequence of calling ( occasionally a two day skipping of calls). Calls come at different time of day. This pattern has repeated twice and appears to be repeating for a third time.. (Results this far from 19 days of monitoring). (I have assigned arbitrary letters to keep track of these)
C 202-540-5118
F 202-870-5859
B (202)461-3474
D 202-607-2927
A 202-367-9919
E 202-643-1991
Watcher
 Apr 24th, 2012
Watching the AICR phone call patterns ( I have them all blocked). I have noted a sequence of calling ( occasionally a two day skipping of calls). Calls come at different time of day. This pattern has repeated twice and appears to be repeating for a third time.. (Results this far from 19 days of monitoring). (I have assigned arbitrary letters to keep track of these)
C 202-540-5118
F 202-870-5859
B 202-461-3474
D 202-607-2927
A (202)367-9919
E 202-643-1991
Watcher
 Apr 22nd, 2012
Watching the AICR phone call patterns ( I have them all blocked). I have noted a sequence of calling ( occasionally a two day skipping of calls). Calls come at different time of day. This pattern has repeated twice and appears to be repeating for a third time.. (Results this far from 19 days of monitoring). (I have assigned arbitrary letters to keep track of these)
C 202-540-5118
F 202-870-5859
B 202-461-3474
D 202-607-2927
A 202-367-9919
E (202)643-1991
Watcher
 Apr 21st, 2012
I get calls from these phone #s:
202-367-9919
202-461-3474 AICR
202-467-3474 AICR
202-540-5118 American Inst
202-607-2927 American Inst
202-643-1991 Am Inst Cancer
202-870-5859 AM INST CANCER
griped
 Mar 07th, 2012
I get calls from these phone #s:
202-367-9919
202-461-3474 AICR
202-467-3474 AICR
202-540-5118 American Inst
202-607-2927 American Inst
202-643-1991 Am Inst Cancer
202-870-5859 AM INST CANCER
griped
 Mar 07th, 2012
I get calls from these phone #s:
202-367-9919
202-461-3474 AICR
202-467-3474 AICR
202-540-5118 American Inst
202-607-2927 American Inst
202-643-1991 Am Inst Cancer
202-870-5859 AM INST CANCER
griped
 Mar 07th, 2012
AICR are jerks and pests. I receive around 20 calls/month from these people. They have a terrible rating as a charity and are very close to being an outright scam.
Jim Willoughby
 Mar 02nd, 2012
I get calls from AICR at 202-367-9919 almost daily. I never answer these calls. I just let them rinbg out.
Bill Hammersley
 Feb 28th, 2012
Stop annoying me with your phone calls!!!
Lois Redlinger
 Nov 01st, 2011
Jehaad or Jihad? Perhaps a terrorist funding scheme registered as a charity?
Uncle Sam
 Oct 29th, 2011
Caller ID is AICR. Its a Cellphone at 832 Yuma Street SE, Washington, DC 20032 3 bedroom 1 bath, William M?????? Negro age 40's & C?????? M?????? also known as Musad Jehaad and Jehaad Musab at Landline 202-561-3952. Also uses landlines 202-461-3474, 202-540-5118, 202-540-5123, 202-643-1991, 202-870-5859. Appears to be using a whole bunch of cellphones obtained with stolen credit card info such as 202-607-2927. Recently remodeled structure probably owned by an arab embassy & immune to US law
amos
 Oct 29th, 2011
Caller ID is AICR. Cellphone at 832 Yuma Street SE, Washington, DC 20032 3 bedroom 1 bath, William M****** Negro age 40's & C****** M****** aka Musad Jehaad and Jehaad Musab at 202-561-3952
duh
 Oct 18th, 2011
Frequent calls from this number, caller ID AICR - the American Institute of Cancer Research. Always hang up before the answering machine picks up. From all accounts, this is very nearly a scam, and sensible people will refuse their marketing.
Buchanan
 Sep 12th, 2011
The DNC registry is working quite well, within its scope. The DNC registry is for telemarketers, meaning sales. Charity calls are exempt, and this was not kept a secret when you registered.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm

Many charity calls are placed by a commercial fundraiser, such as Associated Community Services, Dial America, Donor Services Group, Harris, InfoCision, MDS, and TeleFund. These non-sales calls are exempt from federal DNC, even though such call centers are very much for-profit and pocket most of what their periodic campaigns collect. At times the ''charity'' client is itself a closet profit enterprise, compounding the deception.

However, as commercial entities, these hired call centers are expected to honor an internal no-call list and add any number upon request. Break that order, the FTC declares, and ''the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.'' They are also covered to a point by other regulations for telepests, so you can kvetch about abandoned calls, bot calls to mobile phones, and so on.

What else to do? File complaints with the FTC and attorneys general, and the charity group doing the hiring. When the boiler room calls, try getting on a master ''no-call'' list for all of that firm's charity clients. (See more discussion under this number: 901-881-9984 ) If a given commercial fundraiser seems deaf to your demands, and/or merely renews its pestering with the next campaign, turn up your volume on paper. Send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. It need not say more than to stop calling and writing whatever numbers and addresses you want protected.

A charity call campaign must usually be cleared through some agency or regulator in your state, and many states make activity reports available online. They often reveal a specified period of weeks or months in which the group is permitted to solicit, sometimes tracking well with the observations on these call forums. Find those reports and you'll find one more desk to advise of your displeasure.
Resident47
 Sep 11th, 2011
received three calls from 202-540-5118, 202-367-9919, 202-643-1991 and just what good is Do Not Call Registry when these
jerks can continue to harass decent citizens???
Ginger
 Sep 11th, 2011
THEY KEEP CONSTANTLY CALLING ME ALONG WITH DIFFERENT PHONE NOS. I SURELY WISH THEY WOULD HALT THIS!!! GRRRRRRRRRRR A MOMENT AGO THEY CALLED ME WITH A DIFFERENT PHONE NUMBER BEING AS 202-461-3474
ANASTASIA
 Aug 27th, 2011
I did not answer. They left no message.
Mark
 Aug 18th, 2011
A fake charity that believes the cure for cancer can only be found via their quack diet and exercise plan.
big e
 Aug 12th, 2011
from American Institute for Cancer Research - not the American Cancer Society. Scam operation looking for cash donations
teletubby
 Jun 27th, 2011
They call every day and never leave message.

Also call from:
202-264-1991
202-607-2927
202-540-5118
202-367-9919
JLM
 Jun 25th, 2011
Called. Automatic Dialer. No message. Hangs up if machine answers. Think this is AICR (American Institute of Cancer Research). Gave them small donation ten years ago and they start calling every year. Questionable "charity" organization if it is AICR. Theya re calling using 202-461-3474, 202-367-9919, 202-643-1991, and, I believe, 202-607-2927.
dee
 Jun 18th, 2011
Called. Automatic Dialer. No message. Hangs up if machine answers. Think this is AICR (American Institute of Cancer Research). Gve them small donation ten years ago and they start calling every year. Questionable "charity" organization if it is AICR. Theya re calling using 202-461-3474, 202-367-9919, 202-643-1991, and, I believe, 202-607-2927.
dee
 Jun 18th, 2011

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