I have received two calls today and no one on other end of the line, only dead line.
When I answered this call, there was much dead air, then finally a man asked if (my husband's name) was here. I said he's not available, may I take a message? and he said no, they'll call back. I said, "Who's calling" twice-heard someone still on the other line, but did not answer and finally hung up on me.
Called at 115 pm CST today, asked for me but I didn't recognize the name or number so I lied and said it wasnt me. Lady asked me if she was available I said no, then told her I had never heard of her (myself) She asked if this was a new number, I replied no, and hung up. Googled the name and number and found this site. I was "scammed" a few years ago via the phone so I will not give out any info about myself unless I know the company/number or made the call. Glad I lied to these people.
called at 11:18 pm woke me up... automated voice said it was from valley national bank regarding my debit card... don't have anything with valley... jerks
A family member that calls me daily called me today & the ID it showed was OCTOTHORPE (202) 540-5120.
I wasn't going to answer but AS ASOON as I realized my family member was leavin gme a message I picked up.
I asked my family member to call me again & AGAIN !!!the same ID name & 202 540 -5120 number showed up.
He has no idea what or how this is done & I haven't the foggiest.
How on earth can someone call me from one phone # and ANOTHER phone # & Name I.D. show up?!?!
Receive a call from my husband, and this number along with the ID Octothorpe showed on the ID. An hour of research showed that the call was made from a service such as SKYPE or Google calling. Therefore, if you get a call from this number, it is computer generated.
These calls are being placed through Skype
Also the caller ID stated "Octothorpe"
"Octothorpe" called my home asking for someone who doesn't live here. They stated that they were from paralegal services and that the person whom they were asking for was obviously going to get into trouble for fraud for giving the wrong number. I then told them that that was too much information and asked for their name. I explained that they just violated the privacy act by telling me that the person they were looking for was going to get in trouble and I would gladly turn them in to authorities. I also stated that if they were paralegal services then they should've known better than to do that. After I hung up they immediately called back and my wife answered. They asked to speak to the "man" and started telling my wife that they were going to "make her life a living hell" I've tried calling the number back,, it rings twice and then goes to a steady fast busy signal. This needs to stop!
They called and a recorded message told me that my ATM Debit card had been deactivated, and in order to reactivate I needed to press a number to give them personal information. I hung up. I assumed it was a scam.
This company calls everyday at least 2-3 times. Just as others said, when I pick up the phone, no one is there. I am so tired of this company calling. I will do what others have done and block the number. The phone company should do something about this.
I got three calls already and its barely 11:00am.
I keep getting calls from this number too. Have no ideal who it is or what they want. I finally put a block on this number so hopefully no more calls. I am on the do not disturb list and they still got my number. How do these aholes find unlisted numbers that I pay to have not listed? They have called me for 2 weeks straight 3 times a day as late as 10pm .. my advise is if you can block the number then do it!!
I received a call a few minutes ago from the Online yellow pages based out of San Fransisco.
I was constantly asking who they were and what they wanted with my wife,and finally she replied and said that a couple of days ago my wife had apparently put a classified business ad in their on-line yellow pages. And of course as always they was calling to get her credit card billing info.
The problem is, the business she is wanting to start is a not profit charity Org. And the 2nd thing is the caller ID said that the name of the company is OCTOTHORPE.
My wife has steadily been trying to call the number back and gets a disconnected recording.
The last time something like this happened it was done to me, on my cell phone. A few minutes went by and I decided to try and contact them. NEEDLESS TO SAY THE SAME THING HAPPENED, BUT THIS TIME, MY PHONE WAS BILLED SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS, AND I STILL NEVER FOUND OUT WHO THEY ARE. I SUPPOSE THE SAME WILL HAPPEN TO MY WIFE NOW, THE THING IS I WAS INJURED IN FEB 2010 AND I AM UNABLE TO PERFORM MY ORIGINAL NORMAL JOB DUTIES OR ANY OTHER LABOR JOB FOR THAT MATTER AND MY WAGES/COMPENSATION HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 1/3 OF MY AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGES. WHICH CUTS MY MONTHLY AVERAGE BY $3500-$4500 MONTHLY.
TALKING ABOUT MAKING A PERSON WANT TO GO POSTAL, HERE'S A FINE DAM EXAMPLE.
Richard Miles Aug 06th, 2010
Some lady called for this number, very rude asking for my sister and gave me her ssn#. What if she was calling the wrong #, why is she giving out my sisters ssn#! She was sooo rude, how can I get this girl in trouble i am so MAD!
Caller ID said Octothorpe but the call was from a local Realtor, who said he "didn't call" from that number, so maybe its a call list he's paying for, and he's just putting in his sales call time??? It was an automated call....with the usual "pause" while it connects. I googled him and he is a local Realtor, so I'm assuming there may be a third party he (or his office) has bought a list from, and is calling through their system? Don't know.
This number has been calling my house over and over again for a few hours and keeps hanging up when I pick up. I try to dial the number to call back and it doesn't even ring??? The caller ID Says Octothorpe???? What is this??? I'm really tired of my phone ringing for no reason! I have a baby and the constant calling is more than annoying!
THIS ASSHOLE CALLED ME TODAY TELLING ME HE FOUND MY RESUME ONLINE, AND THEAT HE WAS FROM THE VETERAN AFFAIRS OFFICE CALLING ME TO SEE IF I WERE STILL INTERESTED IN WORKING. THIS M!@#FUCCCKER REALLY PISSED ME OFF CAUSE I ALWAYS CALL BACK TO ASK MORE QUESTIONS...
THATS KOOL HE'S A BLOCKED ASS NOW....
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I have asked this company not to call. I usually get hung up on. The name which they are asking for doesn't reside in my home. I dont know who or what they want but they call my house generally 5 times a day including weekends. STOP !
I've gotten several calls from this number. I finally picked up and no one is there. I tried calling it back several times and it rings, then gives a busy signal. I was assuming it was a collection agency, but am wondering now if it's some kind of scam to get personal info by seeing if mine is an active phone number.
The CID shows the name Octothorpe, this is the name of the # symbol. According to the other comments on this page, this is just a cid masking technique. Hmmm, very suspicious. I will not answer it, I will just continue to screen as well as pursue other investigative avenues.
I just got a call from this number as well. It is the number that shows up when people us *67 to block their number from your caller ID. I just called my cell from my work phone using *67 and 202-540-5120 showed up. Obviously these jerks are trying to use *67 to hide who they are so they can violate the do not call list.
Here is the freaky part, I called the 202-540-5120 back and got an "IP" operator. It was a live person, he said, "please hold on the line while I contact the person you are calling"
He did NOT attempt to contact my work number, which is where I made the call from.He came back on the line and said " I am sorry but the person you are trying to reach is not available, what voice mail message would you like to leave"
I said, "NO! I just *67 my self from work. Why would I leave the message with you? You are not an answering service, what kind of gimmick is this?"
He replied" I do not have that information at this time ma am"
I said...."okay, thank you" and he said nothing...he just breathed in the phone until I hung up!!!
They call me all day long and look for two different poeple that I don't know. I view this as harrassment but since you cannot call back a speak to anyone it seems these calls will only stop when I die. I am really tired of it and I am contemplating legal action.
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Pre-pubecent male voice, called me MF several times and threatened to kill me at least twice. I asked if he knew my middle name, he said "no," but did respond with my first name. I'm filing a report with our sheriff's department.
they left no message, I didn't pick up
We keep getting calls from them. I have not picked up the phone yet. I think I may make a call to the state AG office.
This number calls daily,2 to 3 times per day. No idea what or who it is. Dialing back results in a recorded voice telling us to hold on while she locates our party.
Like many others, I have been trying to get them to stop calling. Maybe all of us who want these calls to stop should send a message to the National Do Not Call Registry. Any other suggestions?
They call at least once a day everyday!!
6/3/2010 number identified as Octothorpe
What is Octothorpe? I have been afraid to answer. Just gonna have to do it. Tired of those calls.
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Hubert Samm May 11th, 2010
Basically it's the same story as the comments below, they call you answer they don't. If it hits a the recorder they hang up.
Call several times a day. Usually hang up, but ocassionally ask for a Mr. Watts. I have asked, begged, and demanded that they stop calling. The caller tonight told me to change my number.
They call every day, caller ID shows Octothorpe
Just received a call from this number -- they left a message -- it was a gentleman with a VERY thick accent (possibly India?) and said his name was "John Miller" calling from the Federal Crime Information Center and that I must call him back or legal action will be taken. There is no such place as the Federal Crime Information Center -- there is the National Crime Information Center but that is where criminal records are stored and can be obtained. WEIRD!!
All these complaints, plus the number of them reported on the "Do Not Call List," why hasn't anything been done about them?
Got a call from this number and when I tried to call back it just went to a fast busy. I am not sure what kind of company this is.
they called my house at 1230 to 430am, I'm getting tired of it
Someone called my house from this number and caller ID and got my wife, they asked for me but I was not home and they did not want to leave a message or even want me to call back said they would try me back later. When I looked up the name of the company I found this site; after I read the reviews I tried calling back and got the same result as others no ringing, or sound or anything until a fast busy occurred. I am concerned now that someone is fishing for information, or I could be paranoid. But I rather error on the side of caution in a world of identity theft.
Scammer--said I won a vacation. Am on the do-not-call list. Politely asked her to remove my name from her list and she refused. She eventually hung up on me.
This company calls sometimes 4 - 6 times a day at all different times. There is no one there - just dead air.
Rebecca Byrne Mar 05th, 2010
Call came in from that number at 6:05 pm. No message was left. Called back,blocking my number, and got ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. No ringing. No sounds at all.
CALLED AND ASTO SPEAK TO SOMEONE i KNOW i PASS THE NUMBER ON TO THE PERSON WHEN CALLED BACK THERE WAS NO ANSWER. WHEN ASK FOR HE NAME AND NUMBER SHE GAVE ME THE NAME CLARISA BUT CLAIMED SHE HAD JUST GOT THE NUMBER AND COULD NOT REMEBER THE NUMBER
Called several times for the wrong person.
Jason Meine Feb 21st, 2010
got a call from this number today very strange tried to return call with no success.
called my house around 12:30, the person on the other end was talking but I couldn't recognize what he was saying. I told him I would call him back and I did several times with no ring, no answer, no sound, nothing.
I'm going to just block this number. I just paid $1 to find out what his number is. The phone carrier is Paetec Communications Inc - Dc. I am going to try calling them to report the number.
changed my number several times because we've been getting random numbers---don't know how this got my number??!!
Called my house at 615 in the am.called back no answer didn't even ring.
No one says anything. Called back number and it doesn't do anything no ring no busy signal nothing. Guessing a scam and won't be answering it again. I did have some charges on my debit card early this mth I didn't recognize that I got declined before they succeeded in going thru and I cancelled my card. Haven't done anything with that card and no clue how someone could have gotten the number. No idea if this and another "strange" call I get where no one answers have something to do with the fraud charges but I dont talk to anyone so no clue how they'd get my info.
They call my business about 3 times a day -- no one ever says anything