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I got a ridiculous recorded message from 'Detective Albert Watson from the Department of Justice, TSA'. He said that 'you guys in your area' have been getting a lot of scam calls, so DOJ has been investigating. They turned up some very embarrassing information about me and I should call him back and ask for extension 101.
Washington
 May 26th, 2017
AICR is a fraud organization disguising itself as a charitable organization and as American Institute of Cancer Research. DON'T answer the phone with them. They have been calling almost daily for more than a month now.

They continue to call daily but now are using three different phone numbers. I don't answer the phone with them.

They are using the following numbers.
202-870-5894
202-870-5882
202-870-5884
Jim
 Apr 28th, 2010
They continue to call daily but now are using three different phone numbers. I don't answer the phone with them.

They are using the following numbers.
202-870-5894
202-870-5882
202-870-5884
Jim
 Apr 28th, 2010
They continue to call daily but now are using three different phone numbers. I don't answer the phone with them.

They are using the following numbers.
202-870-5894
202-870-5882
202-870-5884
Jim
 Apr 28th, 2010
They continue to call daily but now are using three different phone numbers. I don't answer the phone with them.

They are using the following numbers.
202-870-5894
202-870-5882
202-870-5884
Jim
 Apr 28th, 2010
They call but never leave a message.
Mark
 Apr 26th, 2010
very prolific attempts. might have to call and be removed. Guess Ill have to be unlisted to enjoy my rights and it far past time that the phone services stop charging more to be unlisted. but maybe that wont work either.....
schaan
 Mar 30th, 2010
when I answered there were people speaking in the background and the caller was not paying attention when I answered. I was ready to hang up when he asked for me by "Mrs". Since I am "Miss" i told him there was no one here by that name. He hung up. INterestingly, this call came about 30 mins after an "out of area" call from some Breast Cancer organization that I have never heard of. I am a nurse and actively donate to breast cancer foundations, but this one was new to me. They were looking for a donataion and I had to tell them twice I was not interested. Coincidence?? I doubt it as I have been on the "do not call registry" forever.
Therese
 Mar 18th, 2010
It is the American Institute for cancer research. Call 1-800-843-8114 and tell them to stop calling you or you will report them to the police.
Dale
 Mar 04th, 2010
Have received a number of calls per day from this number - no answer if I pick up, no messages
RW
 Feb 27th, 2010
I am so tired of all the calls from these people! I have blocked all the other numbers that they use and never leave messages. We go for a week with no calls and then they change the number used and it continues daily, never leave messages and call even at night! I have told them not to call and our number is on the DO NOT CALL LIST!!!
Patricia
 Feb 26th, 2010
In the past three days I have received calls from 202 607 2726, 202-870-5967, and 202-870-5894 all listed as AICR on caller ID.
m.e.
 Feb 15th, 2010
I agree 100% with Jeff's assessment.
marie
 Feb 03rd, 2010
these people just call all the time .all day ever day for about two months now. When i get to the phone they have hung up.
last night it was a few min.til nine. I am a lady of 80 years old and wont this to stop. I am on the now call list .
Mary Gooch
 Feb 02nd, 2010
That's a Washington DC based charity that calls itself the American Institute for Cancer Research. They claim to provide information on how diet, physical activity and weight management relate to cancer prevention. Charity Navigator gives them a one star rating with a score of about 29 out of 100, probably because they only spend about half of what they raise on their "mission." The rest goes to administrative expenses (AICR's president makes nearly a half million a year managing a staff of 62) and fund raising expenses, on which they spend about 25% of the ~$34,000,000 they take in annually. They raise most of their money by getting one of your neighbors to guilt you into contributing or calling you on the phone. You can't block them, either. I tried by blocking the first number they used, 202-367-9102, but they switched to this one. I suspect I'm on their "list" and that my neighbor put me there. Unfortunately, as useless as the federal Do Not Call list is, that doesn't even apply to charities. AICR claims to have an opt-out policy and I told the caller to opt me out when he called yesterday. We'll see.
Jeff
 Jan 22nd, 2010
Anyone know who this is?
Jack
 Jan 22nd, 2010
Always calling but no answer. Also calls on 202-870-5894.
Rob
 Jan 21st, 2010

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