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They asked me to agree to receive envelopes from them that I would give or mail to my neighbors. I was on the spot and agreed, then afterward looked them up on www.charitynavigator.org . I don't like their methods, they have a low rating, and I will send their envelopes to the Maryland Attorney General when they arrive.
D
 Mar 24th, 2009
The last time they called me, I informed them that I had reported them to the MO Attorney General (which I had) and I've never had another call from them. It is quite easy to report these kinds of calls on the Do Not Call list on the internet.
Robin
 Jun 18th, 2008
Have had several calls from these people. They leave no message. We are on do not call
A. Robbins
 Feb 22nd, 2008
they called quite a few times have caller id also have anser machine they never leave a message I am sighned up for do not call list thank you for informing the name of the company was definatly A I C R
Cancer reserch (i never anser my phone depend on caller id and anser machine)
a mullins
 Feb 21st, 2008
Just got a call from this number tonight. Did not answer and they did not leave a message.
Ken
 Feb 20th, 2008
Calls start early in am and continue during day,when answer machine answers they hang up....
rico
 Feb 20th, 2008
Been calling my # for 1 week now numerous times in the evenings...thankfully all they have is my fax#, however the fax ring has been driving me crazy with these idiots calling. I tried to call the # and they have a generic message. Their machine says, "We are calling you regarding some recent updates",0 then the message ends. These are some weirdos. They called 2 minutes ago now when I call the # back they aren't there. This needs to be stopped!!
Nick Batten
 Feb 19th, 2008
Did not leave a message on answering machine.
Sheryl
 Feb 16th, 2008
Here's their email aicrweb@aicr.org!
Joe
 Feb 15th, 2008
After a week of phone calls with no message they called this morning at 8:30a on a Sunday, so I finally decided to answer. No one reponded so I left phone off hook for 5 min.
PJ
 Feb 03rd, 2008
I have been getting call at least once a day for the last two weeks.
It is very annoying.
Wisconsin
 Feb 02nd, 2008
John,

Thanks for the detailed instructions on how to remove one's number from their calling list. I just did it. Hopefully the calls will stop now...
or within 30 days anyway!
Staci
 Jan 31st, 2008
Have been getting a call a day from this number. No message ever left. Caller ID says "AICR"
staci
 Jan 31st, 2008
We also had this number on our caller ID - no message - we are in Wayata MN zip 55391
KT
 Jan 31st, 2008
Cancer Research - they call about every day. I let it go to answering machine and they do not leave a message.
Shirley
 Jan 30th, 2008
American Cancer Research or AICR has called for the last 14 days. Doesn't matter the time. From 8a to 9pm. If answered no one there/if answering machine no message. Becoming very annoying.
Dana
 Jan 30th, 2008
I have recieved numerous calls. No one is there. This is the American Institute for Cancer Research NOT American Cancer Society-a legitimate company!
Christine
 Jan 30th, 2008
I didn't pick up but there was no message left
John
 Jan 29th, 2008
THEY CALL REGULAR, NO ONE THERE QUITE ANNOYING
VIRGINIA
 Jan 29th, 2008
They have called 2-3 times a day for over 3 weeks but there is never anyone there when you answer the phone!
Burky
 Jan 28th, 2008
We keep getting calls from this number, no message on answering machine,i called the operator to see who called , and she said no information for that number, strange!
Christain
 Jan 26th, 2008
calls every single day for the past two weeks...make them stop
Lisa
 Jan 26th, 2008
They have called frequently, especially in the last few days. I do not answer. I am a cancer survivor.
Suze
 Jan 25th, 2008
Called at 8:19 am! No message on answering machine.
Ann
 Jan 22nd, 2008
Understand that this phone belongs to American Institute for Cancer Research. According to the "List of Charitable Organizations Registered with the Alaska Department of Law Through August. 31, 2008," their paid solicitor is InfoCision Management Coporation.
S
 Jan 21st, 2008
Kept calling last week, we asked for them to stop calling, since then have received 4 calls, when we pick up the person just hangs up.
MJE
 Jan 21st, 2008
The number has appeared on caller ID several times a day and no message on ans. machine. They need to get a true life.
S
 Jan 20th, 2008
They call every day for 2 weeks between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. No one answers when you pick up.
Howard Frank
 Jan 19th, 2008
These people call intermittenly at night and always hang up after I answer.
Gene Hill
 Jan 19th, 2008
THIS IS A SCAM!! DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION, THIS IS THE 10THCALL FROM THIS NUMBER THEY CALL AT ALL HOURS DUE TO THE NUMBER OF CALLS RECEIVED IT IS LIKELY THEY ARE LOOKING TO DEFRAUD, A VALID, REPUTABLE COMPANY STOPS CALLING AT 3 TIMES...EVEN WHEN CALLS GO UNANSWERED THEY REALIZE THAT THEY ARE BEING SCREENED AND CUT THEIR LOSSES. A SCAMMER WONT!! THEY KEEP GOING UNTIL THEY GET MONEY. DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION OR MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS TO THEM THEY ARE CLEARLY NOT A CANCER RELATED CAUSE!!
LISA
 Jan 18th, 2008
THIS IS 10 CALLS FROM THIS "SUPPOSED" CANCER RESEARCH!! A REPUTABLE COMPANY STOPS AT 3 CALLS, EVEN UNANSWERED THEY REALIZE THAT THEY ARE BEING SCREENED AND STOP. THIS COMPANY IS LIKELY A SHAM. I AM GOING TO REPORT THEM TO THE FCC FOR HARRASMENT AND THEN FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE LOCAL STATE POLICE, THE LOCAL DISTRICT ATTOURNEY AND PLACE A COMPLAINT WITH THE FTC AS IT IS LIKELY THEY ARE LOOKING TO GET MONEY (ILLICITLY) THROUGH THE MAIL WITH THE FEDERAL POSTAL AUTHORITY. DO NOT SEND THEM ANYTHING!!!DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION!!! DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY BANKINFORMATION!!!
LISA FORD
 Jan 18th, 2008
This a B.S. "charity". 14% spent on research, 10% on administrative, 24% on fundraising expenses (WAY TOO HIGH), and 52% spent "in support of the Institute
Detective Spade
 Jan 17th, 2008
They keep calling me every day- my husband told them that we are on the 'do not call' list and not to call again. She was snotty and told him that that doesn't apply to them! So, they called again with 'unknown' instead of 'cancer research' on the called i.d. I just turn on the phone and put it down. i have told them to stop calling and hung up... Nothing seems to deter them!
carol
 Jan 16th, 2008
This is American Cancer Society looking for volunteers to distribute mailings in your area. If you don't want to do this, then tell them to take you off their call list or they'll never stop.
Carole
 Jan 14th, 2008
All the time, The Phone number is 202-552-1973, It says it is Cancer Research, The other phone is 402-505-4144, It Profile One. Every day it calls.
L. Drew
 Jan 14th, 2008
No response when answered, never leaves message on machine
jr
 Jan 12th, 2008
Have been receiving calls from them the last several days, saw Cancer Research on caller ID and didn't pick up. Checked this website for any feedback and it has been very helpful. Today received another call, so I picked it up to see who it was. They identify themselves as a company doing cancer research and wanted to send me a package of envelopes to send to my neighbors requesting a donation. She knew my name and the street that I lived on. She indicated that all I would have to do is provide the envelopes to my neighbors, have the donation sent back to me and I had until March to provide the donations back to this company, I said no thanks.
Fran
 Jan 11th, 2008
Answering machine was on, but the left no message. I was able to hear something like "press 1" as my particular machine tried to pick up the call, but they hung up immediately after. It sounded like a recorded/simulated voice.
J.P.
 Jan 11th, 2008
They wanted to send me collections envelopes for the neighborhood, pay the postage myself and collect donations
for them.
Thomas Lowden
 Jan 11th, 2008
Caller ID said "CANCER RESEARCH",1-202-552-1973. I'm not sure if I have had a call from them before. I was excited at first to see cancer research on the caller ID as I had been searching for research for my husband's rare disease just the day before. I am glad to read the comments regarding this number.
Peggy
 Jan 10th, 2008
I called the number one time during the day to tell them to put me on their "DO NOT CALL" list. I got a recorded message about they want to share the latest results in Cancer Research with me. I hung up.
Greg
 Jan 09th, 2008
Unfortunately, these calls are currently legal. You should still send a short email or make a quick call to your Attorney General's office. You should also let your representative know you support any pending legislation against these calls or types of "charities." Http://www.telezapper.com/state_leg.htm gives a rundown by state on current laws and pending legislation.
Joan
 Jan 08th, 2008
This is a very bothersome caller. There's no one who will talk to me. At least it comes up on caller ID. It shows up as Cancer Research on caller ID. I called back and went through their whole spill and finally had the option to not be called again in 30 days. I was leary of asking any thing about the cancer research because of how long they have been calling like they have. They need to have the option of not being called again on their initial call, especially if no one will answer the call. Just had to throw in my two cents worth. Thanks Wesley Sperry
Wesley Sperry
 Jan 07th, 2008
The calls begin at around 8:15 AM and come at a rate of 2 per day, 4-6 days per week. It's been going on for a long time. For some unknown reason, I am unable to block these calls. When the National Do Not Call Registry was first organized, we were right there, adding our landline number. It worked well for a little while (and yes, I went back and added our number again). Then it seems that these telemarketing jerks found loopholes or just ways to work around around it and the calls began again.

Cancer Research - if this is a legitimate organization, then I think no one should ever donate a single dime to them again. To harass the public by calling and calling, even on weekends, with no regard for time, shows to me that this is a company who is only concerned about getting enough in donations to pay their salaries. Legitimate organizations don't do this - this is the telemarketer equivalent of stalking. I never answered when they called. At least not until this year. Now, when I answer, they hang up without saying a word.

Why can't our government pass laws that really work to protect it's citizens from this crap? Make it legal only to send their stuff through the mail. More expensive for them, and the recipient at least isn't bothered at all hours of the day or night, and can just toss the mail piece into the trash bin. I've filed reports and they don't seem to do any good.
JC
 Jan 07th, 2008
They Called, BUT left no message...... did report them
zpro
 Jan 07th, 2008
Calls everyday, with no message.
dlp
 Jan 07th, 2008
My number is on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) national Do Not Call registry.

Since early December 2007 I have been called about 15 times by this caller, sometimes twice a day. I have not answered the calls and no message is left on my voice mail. But each time I receive a call from this number I report it to the FTC using their online complaint format. I provide the date and time of the call.

If more people complained - even though the caller is supposed to be a nonprofit entity - the FTC would get an idea of how annoying these calls are, and (just maybe) they will do something about it. You, too, can complain at:
https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx

Click on "File A Complaint" on the left side of the web page.
Jack N.
 Jan 05th, 2008
Have received several calls but no messages left on my aswering machine. Caller ID says "washington,dc"
Da Bobber
 Jan 02nd, 2008
It's been every day, like clockwork. The phone rings, at 8:30 something in the morning.

Everyone jumps as we have children and grandchildren driving cars, a mother in the hospital and this 8:30 AM call usually would mean trouble.

No one speaks on the other end and no message is left on my machine.

There must be some harrassment law to deal with this.
Mary E.
 Dec 31st, 2007
Third time Cancer Research call showed up on my caller Id, hung up, no message. I have called and asked to be taken off the list, guess it has not happened yet. Looks like random digit dialing.
msmadm
 Dec 31st, 2007
I received a call from this number today. My number is on the federal Do Not Call registry. As I do with every unsolicited call I get from a devious number such as this, I file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at: https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx If more people file, it may slow these kind of outfits down some.
John
 Dec 31st, 2007
First call they hung up/disconnected me. Blocked the number - when it calls me now they get a tone with 'number you have called disconnected' messaged, yet they continue to call.
anon
 Dec 26th, 2007
Repeated calls over many days. When I answer, they hang up.
Rich Davis
 Dec 21st, 2007
Called several times a few weeks ago and I told them every time that their call was not allowed because my # is on the "Do Not Call" list and asked them to never call again. They started up again this week. The 3rd call was at 8:06 a.m. today. The woman was blabbing something about writing letters for support and I told her that her call was not allowed and that I was going to report the call to the FCC. She continued talking and I hung up.
Jane
 Dec 20th, 2007
I hung up on them
Wm. Champion
 Dec 17th, 2007
Made 11 predictive dial calls with no message in first quarter 2007, suspiciously alternating between "unknown name" and "Cancer Research" in CID tags. Now they're back with a new campaign, counting two more calls this week.
Resident
 Dec 15th, 2007
I've gotten numerous calls from this # with no message left, so obviously they know I don't want to hear from them. I'm on the donotcall list and have reported it. If they really are a charity, I wish Congress would treat charitable and political solicitations the same as other unwanted business calls. Or, Congress could outlaw a solicitation without a message left and limit them to one call per # only.
ac
 Dec 15th, 2007
Numerous calls each week, no voice contact ever made, and no way to contact them back
Chad Peterson
 Dec 12th, 2007
I answered, but they hung up.
sandydani
 Dec 11th, 2007
I *69'd this number and was told it was no longer in service but I still get calls from it!!!!
betty
 Sep 28th, 2007
Calls often but I usually haven't responded to this number. There is never a message left. Picked up today with no response.
Wendy
 Aug 27th, 2007
Called back the number, pressed 1 then 3 and entered my number to be removed. Hope it works.
radioman
 Aug 25th, 2007
The phone call left a message "Hello....Hello" then hung up
Ron Peterson
 Aug 23rd, 2007
I do not believe this has anything to do with cancer research. It is a "service" that sells your number to some kind of list. I answered and the person said "hello" with intention, then hung up. If you call them back, voice mail says you have reached the American Institution for Cancer Research. This does not exist. Do not answer!
Carolyn
 Aug 21st, 2007
I have received numerous calls from this number. Sometimes it shows 'Cancer Research', other
times 'unknown name'.I have not answered any. When the answering machine picks up, they hang uo. No message. Within the last few months, I have begun receiving as many of these calls as I did prior to being put on the No Call list. I'm sick of it!
Maggie
 Aug 21st, 2007
Try Free ZAP software called Phone Tray Free. Works great...
GAO
 Aug 21st, 2007
have told them at least 10 times not to call anymore. tey arelooking for someone who does not live there. one day it says unknown, then cancer society then just numbers!
spazz
 Aug 20th, 2007
I think this # gave me Cancer.
John
 Aug 15th, 2007
called several times....no message.
noise in background
sharon
 Aug 15th, 2007
They call every single day except sunday & never leave a message. One day I answered "Executive Office" & they hung up. Annoying that they can't be blocked.
j
 Aug 14th, 2007
cancer research calls daily
usually tagged but this is new number for them
mike
 Aug 13th, 2007
3 calls in 3 days...even after being told the first time to remove name from calling list!
dle
 Aug 08th, 2007
answering machine on no message
Lily
 Aug 06th, 2007
iam sick and these people just call and call
linda l
 Aug 06th, 2007
They called at 8:25pm, got the answering machine no message. ID said Cancer Research. Also had a call from 352-680-9688 at 8:03pm, no message and unknown ID
MJS
 Aug 04th, 2007
I just reported this company/phone number to the attorney general here in my state this morning. We have a very tough no-call policy and since this is NOT a non-profit legit company, they are prohibited from calling people on the no-call list.
Robin
 Aug 03rd, 2007
got a call this morning on caller id Unknown Name
202-552-1973

I got a women who insisted on speaking to my grandmother when I her she was unavailable the women said she would call her back. When I asked who was calling and why they were calling she quickly hung up.
AMP
 Aug 03rd, 2007
I have received numerous calls from this number. Sometimes Caller ID shows unknown name other times it shows Cancer Research.
ign
 Aug 02nd, 2007
Aug.2, 2007
Answering machine was on. There was no message.
Dorothea
 Aug 02nd, 2007
American Institute for Cancer Research is a legitimate non-profit organization (see charitynavigator.org). However, they ARE annoying with their phone calls. I called their main contact number and asked to be added to DO NOT CALL list and spoke with a very nice gentleman who said it would be done. We'll see. aicr.org
Barbara
 Jul 30th, 2007
Called over 5 times at all times of day & weekend. Never leave message.
W
 Jul 30th, 2007
Called midday on a Saturday and again on Sunday. I didn't answer and no message was left on the machine.
Q
 Jul 30th, 2007
Listed this number ~~
I have answered, no one on line.
Other times,we do not answer never leave a message.
Multiple calls ~~annoying.
Deborah Gobel
 Jul 30th, 2007
Several calls from this number and they never leave a voice mail message. Says Cancer Research on the caller id.
Shelley
 Jul 29th, 2007
I answer, they don't respond. I would like for them not to call anymore.
Anna
 Jul 28th, 2007
7/28/07 9:26am cancer research
answering machine on no message
Cynthia
 Jul 28th, 2007
This number has been calling twice a day for over two weeks. I finally called thenumber and they identify themselves as American Institute for Cancer Research. They explain they are sorry they missed your call but press 1 to hear about them, then they let you know if you do not want to be called anymore press 3, when you get there they ask you to enter you 10 digit number starting with area code and it will not accept it, they tell you it is wrong please enter your 10 digit number etc,etc. Ontheir web site it gives a lot of nutrition info but you cannot find names of anyone associated with it. They have a link to get a grant from UNC in the name of Marilyn Gentry which seems very legitimate. They rated ok by the BBB as a fund raiser
Rooster Emerson
 Jul 28th, 2007
for days getting calls from this same # - sometimes the caller ID note Cancer Research and sometime UNKNOWN NAME. Apparently they do not check the "do not call list" and I'm close to not donating to anyone! because I'm tired of calls like this.
Beverly
 Jul 27th, 2007
Calls me at least once a day, no answer, nothing. Going to block their number. BTW I just had a whole body scan so this is totally unnecessary scary. Do not need this.
MiMi White
 Jul 27th, 2007
called 202-552-1973 back, press 1 to hear about them, press 3 a was told to enter 10 digit number and I would be removed from list. Three times i had did that and each time they told me i had an invalid number, boy i must be stupid that i don't know my own telephone number, will ignore them from now on.
william
 Jul 27th, 2007
Yet another call from 'Cancer Research'. We are up to 5 a week, various times a day. We have never answered and they do not leave voicemails. Please make it end! Stop the insanity!
Biggy Smalls
 Jul 24th, 2007
Caller ID says Cancer Research. I don't believe it.
Andie
 Jul 21st, 2007
I have been getting calls every single day at very inconvenient times from these people. Who are they?
S. McCormick
 Jul 21st, 2007
no message
peg
 Jul 19th, 2007
Although the caller ID says Cancer Research, when I hit re-dial I got an answering machine for a Saturn Dealership in Tucson.
Karen
 Jul 19th, 2007
constant calls
larry novak
 Jul 18th, 2007
This org. has called me every night at 6:30-7:00pm for the past three weeks. Usually they hand up. Tonight someone was on the line and told me they were with the Cancer Research Institute and I told them I would never donate to their org. and was going to report them to the Atty Generals office.
Sastle
 Jul 18th, 2007
I didn't pick up!!!
Kym
 Jul 18th, 2007
This company has called for
two years or more. they want money or for you to mail their envelopes to your neighbors requesting money. I sent money once but refused to send money when they called again. Caller became rude at that point. They are calling every morning at 9am for the last two weeks. I have requested that they remove my number from their list today.
Phyllis
 Jul 18th, 2007
Was on the other line, but no one there when I clicked over. Caller ID showed Washington DC.
Anita
 Jul 17th, 2007

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