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The Peace Officer Association of Georgia is the oldest and largest law enforcement group in the state. It supports over 7,000 members throughout GA. This benefit is open to any branch of law enforcement, i.e. (state troopers, sheriff deputies, city police, corrections officers, etc)
All transactions are done via mailouts, a call is placed to the sponsor asking which packet they want to receive (how much they are willing to give), then that packet is sent out with all the material needed to verify the identity of the organization, read more info, and return the pledge in a self-addressed envelope.
Hello mr/mrs ______. This is _____ with the peace officers
Association of georgia. How are you today (respond appropriately).
Mr.Mrs.______, the reason for the call is to let you know that the peace officers are having a sponsorship drive. We do this each year to support projects such as the death benefit fund. This can help families of officers that have been killed in the line of duty. Mr/mrs._____, also this year the peace officers' are sending out child identification kits. This can help law enforcement locate and identify missing children throughout georgia. Mr/mrs._____, we feel very strongly about these projects, but can't do them by ourselves. That's why we are giving you this call today to see if we can count on a small amount of support this year. Can we count on you? If yes, great!! We have several levels of support. We call them the gold, silver, bronze. Gold is the biggest but it does help the most, its 50$. Silver is 35$. The bronze is what most folks do its 25$. Which one can you do for us? If no. Thank you for your time and have a great day. (hang up). If irate, ask if he/she wants to be put on the do not call list.
Starting January 1, 2009, 100% of donations given to the peace officers of georgia (poag) will go to the poag and all sponsorship drives it does. The Birmingham, Al number used is just a number used to call people (NO DONATIONS ARE TRANSACTED OVER THE PHONE). The headquarters for poag is Reidsville,Ga. Any mail received comes from there and is distributed evenly to every peace officer that the death benefit fund applies to. This is only for the state of georgia.
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
Telemarketer trying to collect donations for law enforcement. BEWARE...if you want to donate, contact your local law enforcement to find out how to donate directly. When you do it through these telemarketers only a VERY SMALL amount goes to the law enforcement while the majority goes as big profits for the telemarketers.
ALSO BEWARE...I gave to the Alabama sheriff's Association one year through the telemarketer, no problem, the next year I gave again but that last time, it took the telemarketers eactly 3 days to distribute my number amongst themselves and suddenly I had multiple calls per day from various different telemarketers supposedly collecting for various firefighters and law enforcement agencies. PLEASE, consider donating to them locally and NOT via these telemarketers.
It took 3 times of me saying Hello & the last time irritated & shouting Hello before someone said something. Then they asked for my elderly mother by name. Told them I was the daughter & asked if I could help. Male voice said no they would call back. I told them don't bother if . . . .they hung up before I could finish my sentence!
Tried calling back & got the same thing most are saying . . . . Special Phone can not call.
Wanting money for the Policemen Association. It showed this on reverse phone number lookup.
Type: Land Line Provider: US Lec Communications Location: Birmingham, AL
Irritated for the same reasons everyone else is. The same number appears on my caller ID, and because I do not recognize the #, I let the machine handle it. No one has ever left a message, and this person has called here 3-4 times a day for the past 2 weeks. I tried to call the number back, but I got the same message another poster got...it won't accept calls from special phones. (Whatever that's supposed to mean). In any event, I don't know what the connection is, but it appears to be police related. My husband is an officer too, so it now makes me wonder just where this person got our private home number? I'm going to block this number so we won't be pestered any longer.
Claimed to be collecting donations "to help find missing children and families of fallen officers". Sniff Sniff. I asked "what officers". Any fallen ones ma'am. According to my research, there is no Georgia Peace Officer's Association that contributes or supports the community. I asked for a website and he gave me the address "www.poag.com" scam! I invited him to call back after I had researched how much the charity actually received from my donation. I tried to call the number back and laso got the message about my special phone not being able to access that number.
They called continuously about 6mths ago. At least twice per week, always asking for my wife by name. I asked them repeatedly not to call again and finally threatened to call the GA State Atty General (as I was advised by the Fed "No Call" people). They stopped calling....until today. Same guy...same gruff, old voice. They are supposedly collecting for a Policemen's Association, but they are clearly in the Birmingham area code. Scam written all over it.
They call every afternoon and never speak to anyone or leave a message. I call back, but I get a recording saying that they cannot receive calls from this special phone. AAARGH!
I get calls almost daily from this number 205-314-0289. They always hang up when you answer. I'm on the do not call list. How do you make them stop?
They called tonight at 7:50 PM 12/16/2007. It's Sunday! The phone rang twice they hung up as I answered. I tried to call back and was told that 205-314-0289 cannot be called from this special phone.
The Hartwig Dec 17th, 2007
This person at this number, a black male, said he was collecting money for the Georgia Peace Officer's Association. When I told him that his number was from Alabama and why was that, he said that he was sorry to have bothered me at a time I am obviously busy and he hung up.
Computer Friend Nov 22nd, 2007
Called around dinner saw “unknown” with 205-314-0289 let answer machine pick up and they hung up but not before you could hear the “operation” in the background. Warning even though they may actually represent the Police Officers Association of Georgia that Association will only see 40% of the monies that they draw in. Donate directly to your local Fraternal Order of Police or other local police group.
I start questioning them. They claim they are collecting for the Police Officers Association of Georgia. I told them I would not give. They hung up. Caller ID said Birmingham Alabama
they wouldn't tell me who was calling
Man said he was with the Peace Officers Association of Georgia soliciting a donation.
This is the peace officer boiling room looking for a donation. I have given for years, but seeing how they seem to harass others, maybe this will be the last year. The same person calls every year (for the past three). We originally began giving in memory of a fallen officer related to my husband, who has since passed. I will follow up when the packet comes so you will all know EXACTLY the address, etc. this comes from.
Nancy Hall Sep 12th, 2007
Hung up on me as soon as I answered.
wow, this one is super annoying
Hung up when I answered. Tried to call back and it said the number would noot work with my phone.
The party hung up when I answered the phone. This has happen several times. I wish I could stop them.
Someone keeps calling from this number but hangs up as soon as I question the validity...
My caller ID shows that I have been getting calls from 205-314-0289
(Birmingham, AL) while I was away.
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!
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
no message on answering machine;tried to call back;cannot call # back
sounded like a middle aged southern black mans voice, asked for my husband, i said not here could i take a message, said in a fast mumble that he was with the ga association of emergency med. services. he hung up as i tried to ask for his # i don't have caller id so i *69ed and got this #205 314 0289 i called and got message that they could not be reached by my special phone. i'm sick of getting anonomous phone calls ca't anybody regulate these scams
When answered heard wispering, then they hung up.
I have had so many calls daily that I am ready to report harrasement charges. They Hang Up if I don't answer, won't leave a message, & if I do answer they act like they know me. This is a REAL problem!
S. Petefish Apr 25th, 2007
Someone trying to collect for police officers, it is an Alabama number, but I live in Georgia, and the said the georgia police officers..SCAM!!!
Caller hung up when phone call was answered. I called number and received message that call could not be completed on special phone.
would not leave message on answering machine
These people call everyday for my husband and hung up on me when I started questioning them. They claim they are collecting for the Police Officers Association of Georgia.
I get several calls from this number every day. I blew a very loud whistle into the phone once and they still call! Once I answered and just held the phone without talking and some man's voice was talking and calling me names because I was not talking back to him. I could hear people in the background like kids and they were laughing. I'm going to try the whistle again.
When called back it says "we cannot accept a call from your phone"
They hung up when I answered.
Claimed to be collecting donations for state police dept. of GA
they call at lease once a week. Literally as soon as we answer they hang up.
no answer could hear people talking in the back ground and then they hung up
Caller called several times and left no message. Called back and recieved a very fast busy signal.
this number called me on 1-17-07. They knew my name then they hung up. The caller ID said UNKNOWN. the girl did not identify herself or where she was calling from. my zip code is 78230.
He called, asked to speak to my sister, then said to no drink and drive it was a courtesy call. I called back and got a Hotel answering machine.
check out: http://www.uslec.com/
This appears to be their web site, so it sounds like they are trying to sell something.
Did not leave message on voicemail.
hung up when answering machine picked up.
Called my number and hung up; the company is US Lec Communications DBA The Corporation, 2000 Interstate Park Dr. Suite 204, Montgomery, Ala. 36109
give Us Lec Communications a call and they will call the company and tell them to take your number out of the dailer
Wife answered and she said they said, "(my name)is not home yet?" She said no and that was it.
They call everynight of the week around 6/6:30,And when we answer they hang up...!!!!
Hung up when I answered. Did not leave message on machine. Calling all the time. Caller ID says unknown.
won't leave message on answering machine. hangs up when I answer it. This is 3 day in a row they have called
Called, left no answer on machine
Have been calling won't leave message on answering machine, nor will they speak when phone is answered. I wish they would stop calling my home.
did not leave message when answering machine picked up
hung up when i answered. called back and no one answered.
When I answered the phone no one said anything.
Howard C Kolb Oct 12th, 2006
I didn't answer. They didn't leave a message.
205-313-0897 and 205-314-0289
have called many times. I answered 0289 today and they wanted donations for EMT's. Also got another birmingham call for the texas police assoc. my guess is these are the company these assoc's hire to solicit.
Hung up right before I answered. Called back with no answer. Caller ID showed Unknown
D Whitlock Oct 09th, 2006
When I answered the phone no one said anything. Then the operator came on.
Did not answer when called back.
R Remington Oct 05th, 2006
Hung up when answering machine answered
D Christian Sep 28th, 2006
When I called back, it rang forever with no answer.
did not leave message when answering machine picked up