I didn't know who was calling an let the answer machine get it, but there also using Huntsville Al number it"s 261-7728.NO area code with it.When I called it back was just a busy signal.When you cant call them back I still think that its just Scam Artist.If anyone calls you wanting money you say no!Go give at the places you can call an know who your giving too!
Number is registered to US LEC Communications. Roma is in "customer care" and was able to give me the person that handles this account.
Paul Mattingly @ 205-313-6903
out of Birmingham is the LEC employee that handles this account. He also handles the 205-313-0897
If they are going to call you, then I suggest you call them and complain about the abuse you are getting from these two numbers.
Frusterated Jul 11th, 2008
Get calls day and night from 0897. There's no set pattern. This has been going on for months. I let the answering machine get it and only once has a man left a weird message asking for someone who doesn't live here anymore. It's getting very annoying and wish it would stop. I've never been asked for money, but it was creepy when he asked for the former resident by name (he did it in a weird way).
This call is coming from a campaign called "GA Peace Officer Network".
Don't contribute, don't be an enabler.
Huntsville Jun 18th, 2008
Wanting money for the Policemen Association. It showed this on reverse phone number lookup.
Type: Land Line Provider: US Lec Communications Location: Birmingham, AL
Man said he was collecting donations for the peace officers injured in the line of duty. Said they would be sending out a kit to help children in case they get lost in return for the donation. I said No thanks. I am on the Do Not Call list. I'm in Georgia.
I got a call on my landline today from unknown 205-313-0897. It rang twice, when I answered they hung up. I decided to call back from my cell phone... got the "special phone" message. I thought maybe I needed to call from a landline so I called the number from my home phone and got the same recording. Hopefully they don't call again!
hang up---each time i answer
In response to anonympus, this is from the Do Not Call web site Q and A.
Joe in Valdosta Jan 10th, 2008
no info listed; not reputable #.
simple simon Jan 09th, 2008
The first time he said something disturbing, I hung up. Has called 3x's from 0897 and 1x from 0289 in one week. This is so annoying. I can't wait for husband to answer!
Tired of It Dec 31st, 2007
If what "2007-12-06 anonympus" says, near the bottom of these comments, is true, it seems there is nothing we can do to prevent them from calling.
left non understandable message
I work for the company...it is pretty awesome i think. The main 3 organizations we call for are Peace officer's Association of Georgia, the Georgia association of Emergency medical services, and the Texas Association of emergency medical services. We are located in hoover alabama and we call statewide GA and TX. We represent non-profit civic charities and have to feed our families just as you people do. All of these allegations people make about legitimacy are crazy as we are clearly within the realm that the various state attorney generals allow for us. We call from a T-1 phone line and for the most part we hide our true location due to threatening/harassing phone calls. That is all the info I can provide at this time. If you have more questions, ask don't assume. Any attempt to trace/hack will be fruitless... PS: National Do Not Call Registry does NOT apply to non-profit organizations...
I pikced up the phone and there was nobody on the other end- very annoying as these type of calls are getting more and more frequent even though i am on the do not call list
Someone from this number claimed to be a member of the Atlanta Area Police. He was soliciting donations. Don't they know that if they were really from the ATL, they would have a differnt area code?!?! What a scam.
I got this phone call today while I was at work. This isn't the first time that they have called and I have missed them. I can't wait to get somebody on the phone. I'm going to take a few of the pointers I've read on here.
Hang up call on answering machine. I'm from Auburn, AL
Call was delayed the person calling asked for my husband by name, male voice sounded altered some way.. very high. I said I would take message and he said "no thanks I'll try back". people are weird and this guy obviously has problems
A message was left on my answer machine saying 'I'd like a cup of tea and some crumpets' in a fake British accent. That is why I looked up the number online instead of just calling back. I thought it was a bit strange.
called and asked for me by name. Would not leave a message
talked to rep that did not know of thepropblems that they are causing ,says its an auto-dialer promblem .Ive sent him to this site and informed him to remove me from his data base,and to get better mangagement for solisting money even for a peace officer org.Plenty of excuses for the trouble they cause
I was called 6 times a week past 3 weeks. Tonight I informed the caller I was ready to secure warent. We all need to contact A T T and make them resolve this,send them to this site for cause
calls and hangs up. Cannot redial this number from this special phone
Georgia- Rang 3 times and hung up.
Called rang twice...hung up when I answered.
Answered, and caller hung up. Caller ID says Birmingham
bob thomas GA Aug 15th, 2007
Phone rang 2 when I answered it, they hung up.
I don't get it, if they want money don't they at least at to ask? (before I say NO)
Just got a call from this number and they hung up as soon as I answered.
Rang 3 times - answered but no response
I recieved a call from the 0897 number, and a male voice asking for me by name. Since I did not recognize the number I asked if I could take a message that he was not in at this time. He stated it was a courtesy call from the peace officers association and that he would call back. Would not leave a message or give a name. This is concerning to me due to getting a letter today in the mail saying my info from a check processing agency had been recently compromised. I am wondering if this is a scam......
I called the number back and got a message saying "I'm sorry this number can not be reached from your special phone."
This is not the first call I have received from this number. Once before a man asked for donations for bullet proof vests for officers. He called and knew me by name. When I told him that I don't give my credit card number over the phone he hung up. The same number showed up on my caller I.D. and the answering machine picked it up before I could get to the phone, then I saw that it was the same number that called before.
We get several calls a day they hang up when we answer. who is this?
I received three calls from this number and there is never anyone there. I call back and am told that "I'm sorry this number can not be reached from your special phone."
The caller identified himself as representing the Police Officers something or other. He was soliciting donations. grrrrrrr
Caller refused to identify himself.
I called the number back and got a message saying "I'm sorry this number can not be reached from your special phone."
I have emailed the FCC @ (firstname.lastname@example.org), the better buisness bureau of both Georgia and Alabama (email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org)
in an attempt to file a suit against the numbers owner for harrasment I advise everyone to do the same.
Harrassed in GA with infants at home
I called the number back but it stated that the number could not be reached from my special phone. I even called back from my cell phone.
I received a call from this number and the guy said he was from the Georgia Peace Officer's association. When I asked him why he was calling from an Alabama phone number, he went silent and hung up. This must be a scam caller. There is a "Peace Officer's Association of Georgia" but it doesn't see to be collecting money and is in Reidsville, Georgia, close to Savannah.
Charles N. Jun 07th, 2007
They have called before and hung up when I answered. They asked for me by name when my wife answered, then hung up.
Today they called again and I answered, "Hello, this is the Clayton County Sheriff's office fraud unit". The dude started apologizing for having the "wrong" number and said good night. He obviously got "skeered and respectful" when I said Sheriffs Office!
So annoying! I'm on the "no call" list also. Have had calls all week. Last one today. When answered, no response. If machine answers, no message. I have answered an unknown # in the past that has been the police asking for donations but have not noticed if the # is the same as this latest one.
My caller ID shows that I have been getting calls from 205-314-0289
(Birmingham, AL) while I was away.
very angry about this person saying she was police officer-going to call parent company tomorrow.
We have received several reports concerning telephone solicitations for
donations benefiting the Wise County Sheriff's Office. The numbers that the
calls come from are:
----Texas State Troopers Association (T.S.T.A.)
205-313-0897----Unknown association with a recording answering:
"we are sorry, you have dialed a number that cannot be reached from this
The Sheriff's Office participates in one (1) association and that is the
Sheriff's Association of Texas (S.A.T.) The S.A.T. DOES NOT conduct any
telephone solicitations. The recent membership drive for the Sheriff's
Association is complete for this year and was done via U.S. Mail directly to the
citizens of Wise County. ( Not to mention it was advertised in local papers and
comes with a letter signed by me) There are State Troopers Associations which
do solicit with telephone solicitations. If you receive a call from anyone
wanting money, verify their company and or cause BEFORE you donate anything.
To be even more safe, have them mail you some information and contact our
office at 940.627.5971 and speak with Sgt. Debbie Denney to assist you with
verifying legitimacy of the association.
David Walker, Sheriff
Wise County Sheriff's Office
200 Rook Ramsey Drive
Decatur, Texas 76234
Got a call and after 3 ring they disconnected, caller ID says "unknown" What is this crap all about, how come so many people are getting calls from this number, and why is this site here? Is there some sort of ripoff going on?
I answered the phone and heard a mans as for Ms. *** (my last name) Nope wrong number. Said he was sorry and hung up.
Got a real loud whistle and blew it into the phone ... they STILL call!
I have had 3 calls from 205-313-0897 and 7 calls from 205-314-0289
. I believe it is the same company/people from both numbers. I don't talk to them but I have been tracing their calls. Got a letter from the phone company to say the call was traced but they couldn't tell me who it was. I have to have the police in my city to call the annoyance center, but they don't consider this an emergency so they won't do it. WHY CAN'T SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!!! Being on the don't call list is worthless!
Caller disconnected in response to "Hello."
this and 205-314-0289
are from the same company, call w one of the #'s in the morning and the other one in the evening, reported w US Lec and was told they would contact them to remove my #, advised also to file w local police ... have your police request these IDIOTS records for harrassment .......
while writing this was informed by US LEC that they have contacted someone in charge of the #'s and was told my # would be removed from their records....hoping, but still going to file w local police as anyone who is bothered by these people should
This is the second time that they have called. Due to this site, I did call the number back and got the the SPECIAL PHONE message.
Thank you for this site.
LAURIE Morrow May 04th, 2007
some dude called asked for my wife by name. when I asked who he was he hung up. I *69 the number and got this number and the same message. weird.
just got 3 calls from this number with no answer. called it back and got the "special phone " message
I just received a call from this number & believe I have received calls in the past. I got the same response of "This number cannot be reached from your special phone" when I called the number back.
Called earlier spoke to my wife asking for me. She asked who was calling and the guy said "Peace Officers". He asked if I would be home tonight and she asked what it was regarding and he claimed it was about a donation. She said it sounded really phony because usually phone donation callers work off a script and this guy was clearly not at all prepared. She told him we don't give to charities over the phone.
Seriously, I don't know why this person called, but clearly his stated intention is false. Surely the phone company could do something about this if they wanted to. He used to make calls in Alabama according to the record here, and now he's calling Georgia. Tennessee or S.C. next?
called and said my first name, I asked who was calling, and they hung up...
Called could not be returned.
They called, I answered, they said Cin and hung up. My sister received the same call. We are both on the do not call list.
They are a credit checking organization, confirming whether client is there
Have had calls from this number at the same time of night for two days. Did not answer. Says Birmingham AL. Will definately block the number. If its important, they should leave a message. I'm in
They just called here too a few minutes ago. We didn't answer, but I'm thinking they will be calling back. Guess we are all so privledged to have 'special' phones. Aren't we just LUCKY?? hahaha
Reverse look-up states Birmingham, Al
Three rings and hung up.
Calling every day.
Two calls today; machine picked up and no message. *69nd and called the number back. Got a recorded message "you dialed a number that cannot be reached by this special phone."
How about some accountability from the phone companies? It is B.S. that these phone calls cannot be blocked or at least traced back to their source.
called a few minutes ago and asked for the previous owners wife. They never had our phone number.
Caller immediately hung up.
Got a call from this number on 4/9/07 in Augusta,GA they asked for me then hung up. Tried to call the number back, I got the same message as everyone else.
Got a call from 205-313-0897 this evening. On my caller id it was listed as unknown. I do not pick up calls from unknown.
Can not accept calls from this phone
manhattan52 Apr 06th, 2007
Just got a call in Augusta, GA...
Just got a call from 205-313-0897. I answered and a male voice said, "Call me back." and then hung up. I didn't. Got curious and found this website.
Got a call asking for my wife by name. He said his name was Jay Moore. She wasn't here and he said he would call back next week. ??
They hang up when I answer. This has happened twice. When I call back I get same message as others have reported... Number cannot be reached from your special phone.
Got a call from this # just a few minutes ago. Didn't know the number so I didn't answer. Went to answering machine and they hung up. First time this # has called me, probably won't be the last.
Got a call from them on 03/29/07 and was hung up on.
Called number back and got the junk message.
Then called the parent phone company US LEC at 1.800.978.7532 and they are aware of the issue.
So why are they not end this?
Call and hang up ... tried to rtn but could not connect from this special phone ...
call i answered and they hung up...i called back and said this number cannot be reached from ur special number
Hey called but when answering machine picks up they hang up
A guy called from this number asked for me by name. I wasn't home and told my wife his name was Pat Owen. When I tried the number got the "special phone" answer. By the way I know no one named Pat Owen.
This number has called many times. Always hang ups
_-_ annoying hand up call
Phone rang twice. I answered. They hung up
Rang twice, I answered, other end hung up.
They keepp calling my elderly mom's house, but won't leave messages when the machine picks up. Don't trust them.
calls hangs up you call back it says you can not call from this special phone.
I called the parent phone company US LEC at 1.800.978.7532 got someone named Ben in thier security dept and he told me he would contact them and remove my number from the list. I will see, as this is annoying.
Called last night and asked for my wife by name. I told him she was at work so he hung up. He called back again tonight and the wife answered the phone. He asked for he by name and when she said "this is her" he hung up on her. Called back the number got the same recording that everyone else got.
I have had numerous calls from this number the past couple of months. Finally answered it to see what was going on and a male voice said " Mr. XXXXXXXX your dead". then hung up. Tried calling the number back and got the same msg about cannot be reached from this special phone. Put the number on my call block list. Would not be without call block now.
We live in GA. The caller hung up when the answering machine picked up. I, too, am on the do not call list. I called the number back and received the message, " I'm sorry this number can not be reached from your special phone." What special phone? This $14.95 special phone from Wal-Mart?