They have called me 4 times in the last 4 days--at supper or lunch time. After the third call, I told them to take me off their list. So they called again today
They have called 7x in the past week. AICR (American Institute for Cancer Research) receives a POOR rating from the Charity Navigator website. Less than one quarter of the money donated actually goes towards charity. The rest (over 75%)goes to other expenses.
For more information, see http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3264
AND COMPLAIN. Keep calling until the calls stop. Every call to their 800 number costs them a small amount. It will add up if everyone keeps calling to complain. Also call the Better Business Bureau. See this website: http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/cancer/american-institute-for-cancer-research-in-washington-dc-982
Name: American Institute for Cancer Research
Address: 1759 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-328-7744 800-843-8114
Web Address: www.aicr.org
ScamBuster Apr 03rd, 2010
American Institute for Cancer Research. You can research charities on sites like www.charitynavigator.org - this one has a 1-star rating...the sites lowest score. They have an opt out policy that requires you to answer the phone and request to be removed from their call list and any lists they sell or share. After you notify them to remove your number, keep track of any future calls and report them to your states attorney general. Many states are aggressively pursuing telemarketers who violate opt out policies.
Does any one out there have friends in the FCC or ICC that can locate the source of this number and unplug their phone system? Whoever "AICR" is or pretending to be they are either a scam or a annoying hoax played out in the hundreds of thousands of unwanted phone calls made repeatedly to irate people over the past several years using over 25 unique phone numbers, all seemingly coming from the DC area. I get a call daily. They leave no message, do not respond to my initial "hello" nor have I been able to call back without getting a perpetual busy signal. I called the manufacture of my telephone system to see if I can block the number. It can't, but I could subscribe to a "blocking" service through my phone company.
frequent calls daily....need to STOP this somehow!!!
receive two calls every day, morning and evening, no message, when i answer, no one is there,
caller id shows aicr, number showing is 202-652-4598
This number called my landline on August 26 at 08:20am; August 25 at 10:36am; August 21 at 09:33am; July 17 at 14:43; July 16 at 11:09am. No message was ever left. Today I answered and they identified themselves as a cancer awareness nonprofit and asked if I would send mailers by providing 19 stamps. They address me by my name and said they will send them to me (after agreeing to help them). They asked for no address. Friendly and short conversation. Once I get the mailer, we'll see if it is legit.
Once or twice a day like clockwork. Sounds like charity that wants you to do their work by mailing to neighbors. Good way to get to know your neighbors ... and have them not want to see or hear from you again.
They wanted me to pay for stamps on envelopes and take them to the neighbors on my street to collect money for "cancer research." Are the legitimate? If they send me anything, I am sending it back unopened -REFUSED.
they called a little before 8:30 AM and wanted to know if I would send out letters to my neighbors for donations. I never heard of this charity before, so said that I don't speak to my neighbors and hung up.
This number has called several times, tonight I answered and there w
They appear to casing the residences to see if any one is home.
they call every day. When you answer they hang up.
they called me at 930 at night didnt leave message
At the end of the message, they tell you to press 1 for more information. When you do that, at the end of another message, you get a prompt to enter your phone no. so they can take you off the calling list. Hopefully, it will work. These calls are very annoying!
several calls in the past few days .... No one speaks-no message left on answering machine. I also want this harassment stopped !!!
mutliple calls a day for the past week - they never leave a message
Calls received from this # daily-often several times a day. No one speaks-no message left on answering machine. I want this harassment stopped !!!
No message left on answering machine
This number called and didn't leave a message. I know from the area code that they are from DC, but I can't find any other information. They didn't leave a message on our machine