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This is just the NEW number (SPOOFED to LOOK like it comes from Washington, DC) from the previous numbers which looked like they were coming from Oregon and Washington State and other places.

Numbers like:

971-208-9939
971-208-9963
425-390-8922
206-496-0957
206-496-0962
360-474-3942
321-745-9999

Of course, with the upcoming election, they are using (SPOOFING/FAKING) an area code and Caller ID ("District of Columbia" ) to make it look like they are legitimate political calls. They ARE NOT.

These calls are MOST LIKELY coming from OVERSEAS somewhere: Malaysia, Hong Kong, The Philippines, India, Pakistan, etc. "Exempt" from ALL American laws, especially the DNC List, although the OWNERS of this company are Americans who know EXACTLY what they are doing and that its CRIMINAL.

BEST to NEVER ANSWER and don't even let it go to voicemail or answering machine, if you can prevent it. Pick up/hang up immediately without answering OR press "Ignore" on your cell, if you have it, to disconnect the call and 'confuse' the robodialer. Helps cut down on number/frequency of the calls.

We got ONE call from this number tonight at 8:26PM; almost at the 9PM cut off time. We let this one go to answering machine, but in retrospect I should have known it was SPAM: there are NO LEGIT NUMBERS with a "0" as the middle number in the EXCHANGE (second set in the sequence), as it "805". Wish I taken my own advice and 'broken' the call.
Caller: "District of Columbia" on CALLER ID
Savvy
 Sep 18th, 2012
They say I have been selected for a survey and at that point I hug up. These people have called three times on my cell phone, always while I am driving. One a recording and two other times there was a woman. Each time I have told the humans I am not interested.
Texas Roger
 Jun 22nd, 2012
This number just called like 60 seconds ago. I don't answer calls I don't recognize as we are unlisted government employees. They don't leave a message and now that these other reports inform me it is political I will be making an official report about the calls. We have also been getting a ton of other various toll free and odd area code numbers of the same sort all day and night! I could not be more displeased! Just as an FYI thàt might help others you do need to renew your do not call list status every once and a while and while these calls would still happen you should check your status and also file an FTC complaint. It is the only thing that makes a difference in some circumstances.
Ticked Off
 Jun 21st, 2012
Same ol' same ol' scam telemarketers. Tells you it's a "political survey" (so they can skirt the Do Not Call rules) and then tells you if you participate, you can win a free cruise. Except, turns out there's a huge "processing fee" to claim that "free" cruise, and they need your credit card information to boot (imagine that). These people call my cell phone DAILY from different numbers from this same (206) 496-exchange. I'd like to kmow who gave them my cell number-- I'd love to return the favor. I just keep reporting them to the Do Not Call site for whatever it's worth. And I keep hanging up on them. These people have NO conscience whatsoever.
https://complaints.donotcall.gov
TexasAnnie
 Jun 21st, 2012
Try calling this number back!! It is never available. I am on do not call list. Next call gets the angry me!!!
Angela
 Jun 21st, 2012

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