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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
Third call in three weeks, a different caller i.d. number each time.
Irked
 Jul 27th, 2012
Kenny, as SemperFi and Ruthe have noted, the ''doubt and misinformation'' is not about a push poll but clouding the issue of compliance with the Telemarketing Sales Rule and the express wishes of everyone who has a number registered on federal Do Not Call. For the record, these pests are unquestionably lawbreakers. See my notes from a month ago, linked below.

360-474-3936) http://whocalled.us/lookup/360-474-3936
Resident47
 Jul 18th, 2012
These folks, whose caller ID is usually Ind Sur Group, have LOTS of different numbers. They claim to be, but are not, a political survey. Also use area codes 425 and 360, and 503. July 5. Atlanta, GA area.
Ruthe
 Jul 17th, 2012
It seems that this number has become active again after nearly a two year hiatus.

Back in 2010, it was used to deliver a screed against the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"). As mentioned in the earlier comment (from August 2010), the caller asked him to press 1 to sign a petition against the Act.

Today, this number is being used by the "Independent Survey Group" to conduct a prize pitch scam ("free cruise") disguised as a political survey. The same scam is also being conducted from several phone numbers. If you have room in your call block list, you could add these:

206-462-1812
206-496-0948
206-496-0953
206-496-0955
206-496-0960
206-496-0962
360-474-3942
425-390-8922
425-390-8930
503-457-1350
503-457-1358
877-852-5405
971-208-9939
971-208-9960
Andy
 Jul 11th, 2012
These types of "surveys" have the questions carefully designed to plant doubt and misinformation in your mind in order to influence your vote in the upcoming elections. They could care less about your answers.
kenny
 Jul 11th, 2012
Go AWAY you freakin' idiots. Got another call with the same caller i.d. but a different number.
RF
 Jul 09th, 2012
The "election survey" pitch is just a way to avoid FTC do not call penalties. This is a scam operation trying to sell you a worthless / bogus " vacation cruise". Avoid at all costs, and do not give them any information !!!!
rankle
 Jul 09th, 2012
Keep calling and I keep ignoring...the cycle continues.
DontAnswer
 Jul 07th, 2012
I give no answers to any surveys unless I am paid cash up front, why should I answer guestiions for free so caller can make money on phone line I PAY for? No takers yet.
Jeff
 Jul 06th, 2012
so far they have called 40 times in 20 minutes even though i requested to be removed the first call and they are still calling
Nadja Meyer
 Jul 06th, 2012
I added them to my "block caller" list on my Call Screen, next time they call Call Screen will ring once to let me know they are being hung up on. Not that it will do any good. :(
ALAN
 Jul 06th, 2012
Independent Survey Group; Recording came on when I answered. They wanted me to answer some questions about the upcoming election and I would be able to get a free cruise.
Denise
 Jul 05th, 2012
Same flaming dickheads that call my cell phone every day now when I am at work. These folks are NOT a legit political survey company, folks... they are trying to SELL you a FREE cruise with high port fees, etc. They are scammers, do not answer their calls, do not call them back, and for sure do not punch the number to put you on their "don not call" list. That just confirms that your number is real and you can expect a high number of calls from them after that. These dickheads also keep changing their calling number. Same area code and prefix, but they must have bought a block of 1000 numbers to call from. The one that gets shut down today will just be a different number tomorrow. Assholes!
semperfi66
 Jul 05th, 2012
Calls once a week but never leaves message
Dave
 Jul 05th, 2012
Many calls from this number on my two cell phones and home phone. These are political surveys and a complete waste of time. After answering the first call a few weeks ago I now just let the phones ring.
Rob
 Jul 05th, 2012

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