Drop your registration and wait a few weeks. Then you'll catch the point, and remember what life with your phone was like circa 2001 when you had to chase down every sales caller and deny call permission.
Cheap VOIP service and Caller ID spoofing were not available as tools of concealment to phone scammers when the DNC program was established. The FTC is well aware of this, and will be inviting ideas for a technological defense to be aired at the Autumn summit a week from today.
Agency Announces Robocall Summit to be Held October 18 in Washington, DC
Resident47 Oct 11th, 2012
What is the point of being on a "do not call" list if these calls keep happening?
Charles Weibel Oct 10th, 2012
This number called my cell phone. I thought advertisers weren't allowed to call cell phones. Also got the bullhorn and "this is your captain" message, hung up before hearing the rest. i am in south dakota
keep getting calls, called back and recording asked to opt out, did, but never asked to be opt in.
called back... got "a non working number" response
Starting to get annoying. REALLY ... this is starting to get ANNOYING!
This number called me today and left a message. I didn't listen to it. I'm in Seattle.
Telephone scam. This LA Times article pretty much sums it up:
Survey Cruise Oct 04th, 2012
This number has been calling my cell phone number since mid September. The second time I received a call from this number I was caught off guard, and answered it. It's a recording which says something like "This is your Captain speaking..!" - Just a scam regarding a cruise ship/ vacation package.
Leave Me B Oct 04th, 2012
10/4/12 Just received a call. I did not answer and they left message regarding win a free travel package??? Blocked call for my phone using Blacklist app! It works
I didn't answer it, but based on the comments below, I'm glad I didn't. The number looked familiar and they called me some time on my CELL PHONE within the past month or two.
Called and it hung up when I answered
McDontGiveAFuck Oct 04th, 2012
I received a call from this number today around 4:10pm (eastern time), and missed it. They didn't leave a message or anything. I called it back and its says something related to they cannot answer. It was a recording. It sounded suspicious. So if they call again, guess what I'm not answering!!! SO YEAH DON'T ANSWER OR CALL BACK!
Cruise line Scam/Spam call-starts that stupid ship horn
A call to my cell phone from this number woke me up from a deep sleep dream at 7:15 am......I have an Atlanta area code but I'm in Seattle, so maybe they set the automatic robo call at 10:15 am East coast time. OK, so 7:15am isn't that early.....but not when you didn't get to sleep until 1:00am :) I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. I've received several of these calls before with a loud fog horn which is exactly what I did not want hear 1st thing in the morning! I wish ATT / iPhone would design an app to block these calls. The DO NOT CALL list doesn't help because you can't ask them not to call again with a recorded message. Very frustrating. The FTC should make it illegal to use recorded robo calling.
Sleepless in Oct 04th, 2012
Once in a while this number calls me, I think it's one of those "this is your captain speaking....." crap. these people should be taken out there and shot.
Only a fog horn going off and when you call back it states the number is disconnected. Any way to report this to the police?
Got a call from this number before a couple of times. And just got a call again at 11:03am 10/04/2012
bet this is "your Captain speaking....." had this one before.
Called ID is spoofed, this is a collection agency in Chicago.
No name., Called on my blackberry -- which I do not give number out to -- so must be a demon dialer.
This phone # call me at 10:45am Oct. 04, 2012. I do not heard clearly because sound like on hightway calling.
from CB. I think this is a scam. they call me couple time on last month.
Not there when I answered, fast busy trying to call them back. 10/3/2012
Nancy Case Oct 03rd, 2012
They called my wife's cell phone number (in Michigan), claiming to be 911 emergency. Reported them to FTC.
THIS IS A SCAMMER AND YOU CANT CALL BACK..DO NOT ANSWER AS IT COULD BE CLONING PHONE..
Sent to Verizon Wireless Customer Service: I wish to report a customer of yours who is abusing your equipment, and violating federal Do NOT CALL registries. The customer number is Mobile, 206 276 8396, based in Seattle, Carrier:CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - WA and is robo-calling thousands of very angry and upset people. They are consuming your bandwidth, and creating a very bad image for your operation, allowing this sort of paraiah to co-opt your services for immoral and illegal purposes. Do an internet search to see just how upsetting this idiot is. Please discontinue your service to this number. I will post this message on the phone boards, so that this idiot will not be able to get service from any communications company, once you terminate his service. Refer all complaints from this clown to the FTC, you will have the full support and gratitude of the entire American population.
r williams Oct 03rd, 2012
Hello, this is. I'm leaning, you'll receive 2 free boarding passes for an all inclusive cruise to Nassau, Bahamas in exchange for your answers to ten questions. This is the most of the venue. The process is automated, just press the keys on your telephone keypad for your ass, Hi Will Receive 2 Free boarding passes for an all inclusive cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. When you're finished. This process only takes a bit, press 1 to start the automated survey and receive 2 complimentary cruise passes. Don't miss the vote press one. Now we're going to be removed. 9.
They called. I never answer
Its that fog horn captain and his scummy "10 questions to cruise tickets" BS. As soon as you hear the horn hang up and save your time.
Repeat calls from this number. I don't answer and they don't leave messages.
This is a scam to harvest your information and give you a "free" cruise you end up paying for. Stay on the line and try to get a live operator (after the survey) to waste their time.
this number keeps calling my sons cell phone when his at school who is this person and im tried of all these number calling and they dont know when to STOP please help me
I am a retired Police Captain, and this Number keeps,harassing me... and I am very upset....
The Number is.... 206-276-8396... Can you assist..Respectfully, Bob Ward
this number called me about 6 months ago. I will block their number. telemarketer from Seattle area.
this call originates in Seattle or close by there. I have no connection to anyone there. none.
it is simmilar to another caller from that area o few months ago. my phone is unlisted. likely telemarketers