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They called for the SIXTH time in FIVE DAYS today; THIS time on GOOD FRIDAY. I was home, getting ready for out of town guests. I finally decided to ANSWER this call, even though I usually IGNORE them, to CONFRONT these SELFISH GREEDY SOBs.

The girl who answered my "WHAT do you want?" tried to so quickly give her name and the NAME OF THE TELEMARKETER SHE WORKS FOR, that i couldn't catch it. She IMMEDIATELY went into her SCRIPTED SPIEL "on BEHALF OF 'The American Lung Association'." I STOPPED her and INSISTED on her Name/COMPANY before she went any further. She AGAIN talked TOO SOFTLY for me to hear when revealing this and started once more on her script.

I stopped her once more and VERY FIRMLY INSISTED on her SLOWLY, LOUDLY and CLEARLY telling me her name. She stated she was "CARLA PELLAGRINA (or PELLAGRINI) and the name of her TELEMARKETING COMPANY IS "INFOCISION".

I informed her that I am on the DNC List and DID NOT WISH TO BE TELEMARKETED, to which she replied they were 'exempt.' HOWEVER, when I FIRMLY INSISTED that I had THE RIGHT To DEMAND that even a 'non-profit' NOT TELEMARKET ME, especially if I so INDICATED TO HER, she HAD to take me off the list.
She 'agreed' to do so, but I'm not sure how honest or compliant they will be. HOWEVER, I NOW have a TELEMARKETING COMPANY NAME to go along with these numbers and I have already put in ANOTHER complaint against this company.

I HAVE donated to ALA in the past - BUT NEVER AGAIN. I'm pretty sure I INDICATED TO THEM - ON MY CHECK, in fact - THAT THEY WERE **NEVER** TO TELEMARKET ME, EVER, despite that donation. SO, they have VIOLATED those terms from the beginning and I intend to pursue this further with letters to ALA with a cc to the FTC/FCC.

TELEMARKETING COMPANY:: >> "INFOCISION"
GOTCHA
 Mar 29th, 2013
have gotten THREE CALLS for the past three days, but All from DIFFERENT EXCHANGES and numbers within the "202" (Washington, DC) area code.

202-391-0618 6:00 PM 3/25/13
202-370-7283 8:54 *AM* 3/26/13
202-350-0189 at 9:39 *AM* 3/27/13

I SINCERELY DOUBT this is "legitimate" but is LIKELY at BEST a TELEMARKETER and at WORST a SCAMMER who is POSING as "American Lung Association" using SPOOFED NUMBERS to gain sympathy and SCAM PEOPLE out of their credit card numbers, IDENTITIES and, at the very least, their TIME.
SICKOFIT
 Mar 27th, 2013
yeap my message
yeap my name
 Mar 11th, 2013
calls repeatedly and hangs up as soon as machine picks up...
STATES NACA AS CALLER, BUT THIS IS A LOAN COMPANY SOLICITATING.
sh
 Feb 28th, 2013
calls repeatedly and hangs up as soon as machine picks up...
STATES NACA AS CALLER, BUT THIS IS A LOAN COMPANY SOLICITATING.
sh
 Feb 28th, 2013
calls repeatedly and hangs up as soon as machine picks up...
sh
 Feb 28th, 2013
national lung disease
cw
 Feb 24th, 2013
VERY annoying to get repeated calls from this number and other (202) numbers showing ALA...in spite of being on the "do not call" list!!!
Debbie
 Feb 22nd, 2013
Caller ID shows ALA. At first I thought this call was from Alabama. However, I received another call from 202-370-7283 with the same caller ID of ALA. After checking that number, it appears to be the American Lung Association. I've had numerous calls from them in the past, all from different numbers. They never give up!
CLEOH
 Feb 21st, 2013
American Lung Association asking I to send letters to neighbors for money
P
 Feb 16th, 2013
They call several times a day - no message - annoying!
SMK
 Feb 09th, 2013
They call at least twice/day and just a dial tone. Persistent and annoying!!!!!
Charlotte
 Jan 16th, 2013

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