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i got a call from blue whale publishing they knew my name said i won a 1000 dollar shopping spree all i would have to do is pay for the magazines 3.83 a week its a scam they all over there in fort lauderdale they got a good operation going on and im ready to shut em down
JACOB
 Jun 17th, 2010
Ummm I got the call and I made the mistake by answering! How do they know my name and why did they say i entered some contest when i know i didn't. Heck I'm not even old enough to have a credit card!
Karen
 Apr 16th, 2010
These ppl said i wond a spree of $1,000. wanted my place of employement and birthdate! I did not give them that info. After I asked why do u need to know where I work and my date of birth. They hung up!!! THE NUMBER THEY CALLED FROM WAS 954-782-5563
Denise
 Nov 28th, 2009
Person calls but takes forever to say hello then asks for "Sandy Clarksinger" We do not have anyone by that name. Number: 206-629-8633
Annoyed
 Mar 31st, 2009
Is This Happening To You?

On behalf of those who have previously retained us, the law firm of Fineberg Gresham is investigating complaints from consumers being harassed with calls and text messages to their cell phones. If you have received calls or text messages to your cell phone by telemarketers or others who did not have your express permission to contact your cell phone or wish to report any complaints regarding this practice, http://www.stoptelemarketingabuse.com/contact.html. (this will send an email to our office). We are gathering factual information to determine the nature, extent and scope of the problem for those who have retained our law firm. All messages will be held confidential.

What Can You Do to Assist in Our Investigation?

If you have been the victim of this telemarketing abuse, preserve all facts and evidence of the unwanted calls or texts. Save the message. Most voicemail services only store messages for a few days or weeks. As a result, record the message in another place so that you have it. Save your phone bills which show when the call or text was received. Keep all evidence of the harassing calls or text messages.
Abuse
 Jan 28th, 2008
Problem: Telemarketing Abuse

Consumers pay for calls and text messages received on their cell phones. More than ever, consumers are being harassed on their cell phones by telemarketers and businesses trying to sell goods or services. Unfortunately, these calls and text messages result in charges or a reduction in the consumers
Abuse
 Jan 28th, 2008
10/23 Called today but didn't leave a message
Elizabeth
 Oct 23rd, 2007
If you get calls from 206; 661; & 866, and you don't recognize the called number then codes are all telemarketers. Calls are coming for me because I filled out a bogus questionaire. Questionaire came in an email that was sent by a friend, only it was from his email address that they hijacked to send their garbage. Questionaire is for a Gift card or for a free computer, or free vacation. They will know everything about you when they call because you gave it to them. If you get these emails, delete them or forward them to the proper authorities in your State. I am working with my State to stop these calls and I intend to pursue actions against these companies. You can't get them for calling because you in effect gave them permission, but you can get them on the fraudulent way in which they obtained that information. Get the word out to your friends to watch out for these messages.
Bill H.
 Oct 23rd, 2007
they called me on my cell. who is it?
gregory
 Oct 06th, 2007
Has called 4 times and there is no one there. Who is this? I have called the number twice it says the mail box is full.
Teri
 Sep 22nd, 2007
got a call almost knew my name they are scaming
sl
 Sep 20th, 2007
I have been getting a call
from that same number..They never leave a message, and call several times a day..Thank GOD for caller id..!!!!!!
Harriet
 Sep 18th, 2007
this person has called repeatedly for days, comes in on the caller ud as bw, when I tried to call number, I get a message that the mailbox is full.
Regina
 Sep 17th, 2007
they called and no one there they just hung up... i hope that they do not call me back.
paula
 Sep 14th, 2007
i got 2 phone calls from this number today, the caller id said BW...the first one was just a hang up. The second one there were a few people speaking in another language...all i caould make out was "sale", atleast it sounded like that.
samantha
 Sep 13th, 2007
BUSINESS INFORMATION

Business Name: BLUE WHALE PUBLICATIONS INC

Business Address: 8222 STATE ROAD 52

HUDSON, FL 34667-6729 C039

County: PASCO

Business Phone: 727-869-8989


BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

SIC Code: 274105 PUBLISHERS (MFRS)


EXECUTIVE INFORMATION

Contact Name: PETER HANSEN, OWNER
jeff
 Sep 05th, 2007
K well the ppl called the wrong person. Here is ALl the info on their biz. Go get'em


BUSINESS INFORMATION

Business Name: BLUE WHALE PUBLICATIONS INC

Business Address: 6440 NW 5TH WAY

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309-6112

County: BROWARD

Country: USA

Region: NORTH AMERICA

Business Phone: 0001-954-229-3113

DUN'S No.: 18-703-6025


BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

SIC Code: 7322 ADJUSTMENT/COLLECTION SERVICES

Secondary SIC(s): 2721 PERIODICALS-PUBLISHING/PRINTING


EXECUTIVE INFORMATION

Executive Name: PETER HANSON, PRESIDENT

Executive Name: KEN MAIER, VICE-PRESIDENT

Executive Name: GLEN MARGOSIAN, MIS MANAGER
JEFF
 Sep 05th, 2007
I saw the number 206-629-8639 on my caller ID. No message so I Googled it and found this site.
Bill
 Sep 01st, 2007
Calls multiple times daily--never leaves a message.
GL
 Sep 01st, 2007
I filed a complaint with the DNC registry. You should do the same. These people are breaking the law. Report them to

https://www.donotcall.gov/Complain/ComplainCheck.aspx
Mike
 Sep 01st, 2007
Recently started getting calls from this number.. Calls all the time.. wont leave message and when I answer wont say anything.. Its making me MAD!!!
Randi
 Aug 29th, 2007
they called 2 times today within a 2 hour perios
Jon
 Aug 29th, 2007
Me: "Hello?" W: "Hi, Melissa?" (Do I know this person?) *skepticism brewing* Me: "Yes?" W: "Oh great! Melissa, this is blah-blah-blah with mumblemumblemumble (???). We are the distributor that sends your magazine subscriptions, and i just wanted to call and thank you for the way in which you've handled your account with your credit card services." Me: "Ummmm, excuse me?"
BW: *repeats previous statement* Me: "yeah....I understood what you said, I'm just trying to figure out what you mean?" W: "Well, ma'am, currently all the subscriptions to your area." Me: "What magazines are you reffering to?" BW: "Well ma'am, if you're receiving magazines, I'm sure you are already aware of the names of those...I'm calling to..." (AHA! I call SHENANIGANS!) Me: "Yes I AM aware of the magazines which we receive. What I'm asking is if YOU can tell me what the names of those magazines are, since you claim to be sending them...?" BW: "Well, ma'am, I'd have to look those up on your acount."
Me: "The thing is, we don't receive many magazines, so I'm curious. You go ahead and do that." (I hear a bit of hesitation and irritation on the other end of the line...) *snicker* BW: "Well ma'am, we show that we have you set up for a starter package, and you can select the magazines in that package at any time..." (BOOYAH!
GOTCHA, you big liar!) Me: "Well, sir...the way I see it is you've tried to bullshit me about some phony account and are now attempting to sell me something in which I have no interest. NO THANK YOU!" BW: "Ummmm..." Me: *click* Do they REALLY think people are that dumb?
melissa
 Aug 23rd, 2007
Saw it on the caller ID for a couple of days (numerous times). Answered it yesterday and waited for the caller to pick up the computer dialed call. Asked for me by name and said that I never accepted my 'free gift' with my magazine subscription and wanted my info to send it to me. I told her I never ordered any magazines and to remove my name and phone number from their calling list. She said thank you and have a nice day... I still see on caller id that they called all day today!
Susan
 Aug 17th, 2007
THEY CALL ME 3 OR 4 TIMES A DAY WITH NO ANSWER AND THEY HANG UP.
REESE
 Aug 16th, 2007
Called my home phone but caller did not answer.
Johnnie
 Aug 16th, 2007
Calls the home several times a day. Leaves no message. Totally annoying.
Caller ID shows BW
Michelle
 Aug 15th, 2007
Okay. I sent a complaint to the Do Not Call website, and I also did *57 which traces the call and sends it to the police dept. I have verizon for a phone service but I think that works with most companies. I haven't heard from them since I did this. Hopefully this works. I did email the better business bureau and they said I could also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
Melissa
 Aug 15th, 2007
They have been calling me every day for the past week, several times a day. When I answer I hear breathing but no one speaking. I call back and hear a woman's voice mail about something publishings. Today woman called and when I answered she was talking to someone about burping. I called back and it said mail box full. I am already on the do not call list.
mel
 Aug 15th, 2007
i have recieved a few calls, the person asked for my husband by name. he wasn't home and they hang up on me. i called the number back and i get a message that voice mailbox 5684 is full. i have filed a complaint with the national do not call registry.
tonya
 Aug 14th, 2007
this number is listed to Time Warner and if I were you I would threaten them with terminating any service they offer to you. go with Comcast or Charter or DISH or DirecTV for your tv viewing and DSL for your internet service. if enough of us "jump ship" and leave them with no customers then i bet they'll take notice. just use anyone but them. when they ask why, give them the rude number and hang up. power to the people because we have what they want, $$$$$$
moear
 Aug 12th, 2007
called this morning. I did not pick up, no message
BW on caller ID
monica
 Aug 06th, 2007
Didn't recognize "BW" or the phone number, so I didn't answer.
David
 Aug 06th, 2007
left message they were a bank card company & asked me to call back between 9am & 3pm.
Tom
 Jul 24th, 2007
Called my cell and asked for me by my boyfriend's name...very weird
C
 Jul 20th, 2007
Had to say "hello" twice before anyone answered. Knew my name, asked me all kinds of personal questions for a "survey." I did not have a good feeling, so I was not truthful about some of them. I'm pretty sure it's some sort of identity theft now. It says BW on caller ID. It would only be #3.63 per week for shipping magazines (per mag, there were 5!) I said no thanks, but he transferred me to a girl who said I still receive my 3 day/2 night vacation for viewing a credit protection plan for $5.95 handling fee. I said no thanks, and she hung up. I guess they had enough info to scam me.
Patti TX
 Jul 20th, 2007
its a sweepstakes. i registered with pch.com (publishers clearing house) and i got the call twice today.
liz
 Jul 13th, 2007
No message on answering machine but I have gotten this on my caller ID 3 times in the last 2 days.
Jim
 Jul 12th, 2007
I let it go to voice mail
Sara
 Jul 10th, 2007
Caller ID showed BW and the number (206) 629-8639
I was not here to answer the call. I tried to call back and it rang then stopped but noone said anything finally it just cut off.
Angie
 Jul 10th, 2007
No one is there - they just keep calling all hours of the day. I hope someone can stop this madness
ln
 Jul 10th, 2007
Called several times, left no message. I finally answered and they asked if I was Mrs. XXX, I asked who's calling, and she said she was from the bonus dept. I just hung up.
Kristieandbill
 Jul 02nd, 2007
Called me over and over. I finally picked up the phone today and they said I won a subscription to 6 magazines for FREE if I paid s&H. Which turned out to be $3.83 a month for the next 60 months. They had all my info. He said they were already setting me up and mailing out the magazines the next day. I told him to cancel because most magazines are just $1/month. Then he said he doesn't handle billing. I told him NOT to set me up in the first place. He needs to delete my info NOW. Then he hung up and when I call back I get a recording.
Williams
 Jul 01st, 2007
Just called me twice within 5 mins. I didnt answer the first time but the second time I did and I heard women talking on the other end. Laughing and one said "Too bad you dont--"CLICK.
BW was on the caller ID..
6/29/2007; 7:20pm
Gravy
 Jun 30th, 2007
BW 206-629-8639
Called twice today, they have called numerous times before. I answer and there's no one on the other end! These people are criminal and need a bullet in the head!!!!
kram
 Jun 29th, 2007
BW on Caller ID. No Message.
Jeremy
 Jun 27th, 2007
Called twice today and hang up as soon as I say hello.. I have no idea
Cintivia
 Jun 27th, 2007
They have called systematically. First time was at 1:49pm Jun 25, 2007, second was 3 hours later at 4:46pm Jun 25, 2007. And 4 hours later at 8:28pm the same day, I calculated they'd call again at 1 am (5 hrs later {3,4,5}) but called 1:49 today (June 26, 2007) I call back and its voicemail box is #5684, is always full. I try to catch it, but it only rings twice and when I go to pick it up on the third, I miss it... every damn time. I'm gonna do real research on this. Anyone who wants to collaborate please contact me at crimson-86@hotmail.com!!! If this is a scam, it needs to be stopped, look at your phone bill charges, see where its coming from. LETS GET THESE BASTARDS!
Kyle
 Jun 26th, 2007
They Call me several time and finally, they she was telling me that I wine Vacation –bla-bla- bla and said that I had been entered in the "American Dream Sweepstakes" because I had either an American Express, Discovery or MasterCard and referred to "Publishers". I said I did not recall entering a sweeps. The woman said that was true, that I was entered via one of the cards. Then she said, "Which card do you own?” I said that Visa and hesitate to tell the visa No and she transfer me to the fake Sup. And he was asked me my Visa Card No and I weak up and they hang up. Please be care full of those identity …………………………………………………………
FBL
 Jun 26th, 2007
called me a few times. Tried to call back but got a weird tone preceeded by a very long paurse -like it was not a working number.
Teresa
 Jun 26th, 2007
they called my phone and i missed the call. so i called back and they wouldnt give their name and asked for my aunt!CreepY!
Brandon
 Jun 25th, 2007
I'm on the 'don't call list'. I can't find out - yet - who this is but when I do I'm calling them and telling them to go fuck themselves.
John
 Jun 25th, 2007
Please don't dial this number 252-482-6533 too many times because she is DEAF. Also noone would respond me and I looked BW on my caller ID. I would appreciate if you would stop calling this number. Thank you! 2007-06-24
Debbie Jordan
 Jun 24th, 2007
Some guy who said his initials were CCP want asked for a little girl to talk to.
Jose
 Jun 23rd, 2007
Calls me ALL THE TIME!!!
They know my name, and everything.. A few times that they call nobody is there.
~ Just now i heard them say "I almost had her" I didnt say anything, and they hung up.
Desiree
 Jun 21st, 2007
THEY JUST CALLED, I DID'NT KNOW THE NUMBER SO I JUST LET IT GO TO VOICE MAIL...THEY DID LEAVE A MESSAGE... OH WELL.
JAY
 Jun 20th, 2007
they called me on my cell. they new my name. the person said they were my magazine service or something. they asked if the address they had was right, but it wasn't. i was suspicious and questioned the guy. they hung up.
ben
 Jun 19th, 2007
I talked to some women and she kept asking about some membership I called back and got a voicemail with some women saying a number.
Scott
 Jun 19th, 2007
Reported the same number on 6/17 and won't respond when phone is answered
Kevin
 Jun 19th, 2007
When I received this call, no one answered. I then received anther call my wife answered and heard breathing. She called while I googled and researched number getting a seattle,WA number. IGNORE CALLER.. HE/SHE will be caught and brought to justice.
SJ esq.
 Jun 19th, 2007
Calls at least 3 times a day, never anyone on the other end
jcld
 Jun 19th, 2007
BW calls and hangs up when i answerd it.
Annette
 Jun 18th, 2007
I just keeping getting calls and hang-ups at work ... kind of lame if you ask me.
Rachel
 Jun 18th, 2007
Called my cell today at 10:47 am, said nothing when I answered. Called back and got the mailbox is full message.
The only place I have given my cell number online is on my resume posted on Career Builder, Monster and job sites. I guess these people are getting numbers from resumes of people looking for jobs thinking they will jump when they say you have won a "sweepstakes".
Sheila
 Jun 18th, 2007
BW on caller ID. Never answered the phone as I screen my calls and answer only if I know the number
Kevin
 Jun 17th, 2007
This number keeps calling me in INDIANA at all different hours. I have contacted IN Attorney Gen about this & reporting it to them & also my phone carrier service.
Dena
 Jun 17th, 2007
BW on caller id wont answer. Getting similar message on cell phone
Chris
 Jun 16th, 2007
Called 3 times in the last 2 days did not answer left no message
lgw
 Jun 16th, 2007
6-13-07 @ 7:08pm
6-12-07 @ 7:14pm
6-11-07 @ 6:56pm
6-11-07 @ 6:02pm
6-11-07 @ 3:02pm
Just started this week, I see I am not the only one. It generally rings once or so, but hangs up. Have not picked it up. This is on my cell. They never leave a message. Is there any info on who this is?
Gen
 Jun 14th, 2007
CALLED TWICE WHILE I WAS AT WORK. NOTHING ON VOICEMAIL
RLB
 Jun 13th, 2007
They called me today, my husband answered. The guy said he was from Bonus Magazines (he was in a noisy call center) and that I got 60 months of free magazines for having "good credit card habits". I was waiting for the punch line or to remember if I signed up for anything, then he said he had to do a survey and asked me what credit card I use when I purchase gifts. I said that I don't use one and he asked about my debit card. I then told him that I had no idea who he was and I didn't want the magazines if I didn't sign up for them, or the trip that he mentioned also. He got mad at me and was like "weren't you listening? why don't you want them?....so I politely said no thank you , goodbye!
I saw the same number on caller id 3 hours later and didn't answer it.
Karen
 Jun 13th, 2007
bw calls my house about 10 times day
jennifer
 Jun 11th, 2007
Has been calling us for a week no one talks.

I am on the Do not call list.

Scumbags
Steve
 Jun 10th, 2007
Called several times over the past several days. I answered the phone to tell somebody off - nobody there - A federal law violation not to identify yourself. Actually got someone to speak one time - trying to send me magazines...I told him, "@##$##@!^^%$#$# Not interested - Do Not call me back - remove me from your lists." Calls continue - Further action(s) being taken by me.
MacZapIt
 Jun 09th, 2007
Aaarrgh, I hate the "BW"! 2 or 3 times a day they call, always dead air on the other end, until today. A woman's voice asked for "Tom"- this number hasn't ever belonged to any Toms, as far as I know- and it sounded like she was calling from Grand Central Station or a high school cafeteria or something. I told her she had the wrong number and "Please do not call this number again." Her response? "Quiet down." Original marketing technique, huh?
Josh
 Jun 09th, 2007
This number keeps calling. No messages left. Caller ID shows BW 206-629-8639
RLSanders
 Jun 09th, 2007
they called again, went to donotcall web site and reported the company name and phone number, maybe someting will happen? please!!
ann
 Jun 09th, 2007
Didn't recog num so googled it...found this web page..what a scam..just BW on caller ID..no answer when I picked up...
Lynda
 Jun 09th, 2007
They have called several times, ask for me by name yesterday 6/8/07 and then called again this morning but we were not home. I did sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry again. When I did a reverse phone number search this is what I got:
Phone Report for (206) 629-8639


NAME: AVAILABLE
CITY/STATE: SEATTLE / WA

TYPE: LAND LINE

I would say its a scam because why would they care about your credit cards if they are giving something to you that you won! Do not accept this call!
Kerry
 Jun 09th, 2007
Has been relentless..
6/8 - 6:22pm, 5:55pm, 3:02pm, 10:00 am,
6/7 - 5:34pm, 5:08pm, 1:59pm, 9:49am
6/6 - 7:55pm, 5:09pm, 4:36pm, 1:51pm, 11:51am..

and so on.......they act like they know you.....total scam.....i was able to get a voicemail that wasn't full today and i left a very loud and nasty message
Cav
 Jun 09th, 2007
jeez, i get this same number like 7 times a day, tried to call them,'your call has been forwarded to an automatic voice message system" tried to leave a message of " leave me the f alone, do not call this number again. they called again. I am callin better business bureau or somebody to stop them!!!
ann
 Jun 09th, 2007
Called seveal times today - nobody there when we answer.

I can't wait to get someone live and have my fun with them.
Scott
 Jun 08th, 2007
BW on caller id called 4 times no message when answer no one there
Rose
 Jun 08th, 2007
I found this info on them on a google search:
http://stop866-683-7590.com/stop/Telemarketers.html

We all need to COMPLAIN! COMPLAIN! COMPLAIN! to the below links:

https://www.donotcall.gov/Complain/ComplainCheck.aspx

http://www.donotcall.gov/
Claire
 Jun 08th, 2007
Called 6-8-07 asking for my husband. I asked, "Whom is calling?" They replied, "Is this is wife?" I repeated, "Whom is calling?" To which they replied, "Thank you," and hung up. I called back and it rang and went dead.
Claire
 Jun 08th, 2007
Called me,I didn't pick up,they didn't leave a message just a lot static ,I have been getting a lot of this type of call's lately
Dale
 Jun 08th, 2007
Called asking for me ny name
Eddy
 Jun 08th, 2007
I just got a call from this number, after they gave me speil which I was questioning from the first moment, but as soon as she found out my husband is in the Army she said I am sorry we can't offer this to service members, and then I called her on her scam. She said no, "the reason we don't offer this military members is because they can be shipped off and blown to peices". Luckily I didn't curse, but I let her have it and then she hung up on me!!!
BEWARE!!!
Amry WIfe
 Jun 08th, 2007
Called about magazines and asked for me by name
Lee
 Jun 08th, 2007
They called me 3 times in a matter of 5 hours. They pronounced my name wrong, and when I corrected them they insisted they were calling a Kristen so I told them they had the wrong number. People like this need to be busted, especially if they are using cell phone minutes. It is not fair.
Kristina
 Jun 07th, 2007
Computer dialed number. When connected a feemale asked for me by name. Said I never recieved my bonus gift for the magazines I ordered (I never ordered any). When I asked her to identify which magazine I have sent, she said "like field and stream [and a few others]" I asked for not like what, but exactly what magazine I recieve from their company. She was not able to answer and kept interupting. I told her that since we do not have a business relationship and my # is on the do not call registry, that she is in violation. She then got angey and said a few things, ending her rant with it was NOT a pleasure speaking to you [me] and then hung up. ooooh poooor telemarketer, i almost feel bad...almost
Alan
 Jun 07th, 2007
Young woman called:
6.5.07
6.6.07
Aksed for me by name, left her number but no message.
Justin
 Jun 07th, 2007
These people are calling me all the time.. I always look up numbers I dont know before answering, and I found this site.. so they just tried to call me again 6/5/07 at 2pm and I answered and they were looking for my husband.. I told they had the wrong number so hopefully they wont call again..
Bethany
 Jun 05th, 2007
yeah they called me too. Danielle and Melissa with some crazy free trip and magazine subscription offer. i played along waiting for them to ask for credit card info. when they asked for it i told them they couldnt have it. comes up BW on caller id. When you dont give cc info they leave real quick.
jeremy
 Jun 05th, 2007
I wrote to Time Warner Telecom,(go to their website) and will continue to do so until the calls stop, maybe if many of us do this, it may send a message to the telemarketers doing this.
Terry
 Jun 05th, 2007
Started getting calls 6/4. Asked for me by name. I replied yes...he said he had the wrong number. Called again, but I did not hear anyone. called. Called 3 more times...I didn't answer. Like many others googled the number and found this site.
Corrin
 Jun 05th, 2007
The claimed I won a sweepstakes from a credit card I own, but couldn't tell me which credit card. The sweepstakes was for a "free" magazine subscription, but they needed my credit card number for processing. Sounds kind of fishy to me....
Greg
 Jun 05th, 2007
Someone called for me by name. Asked when I was available. Called a 2nd time .
Aaron
 Jun 05th, 2007
This number has called my house number at least 6 times today. When I answer no one speaks. My husband answered once and a woman asked for me by my name. They won't say anything when I call.
Michelle
 Jun 05th, 2007
What company or bank are your card's through?
J
 Jun 04th, 2007

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