Home phone showed Clearwater Research. Called 8:28 p.m. on Jan. 21..no message left on the machine.
Home phone showed Clearwater Resort. Called 8:28 p.m. on Jan. 21..no message left on the machine.
Calls everyday. Does not leave a message. Who are they????
After the phone stopped ringing from them I called them back, got an automated answer, pressed 0(zero) for operator to talk to a real person. Asked how they received my number being it is an unlisted number and their reply was "that it was random computer generated". I asked her to remove my number from their database she said she will. Now to see if they call back. If they do I am pressing charges against the company. My number is unlisted AND on the do not call list.
You can have the number blocked.
I received a call a day for the last 3 days. I refused to answer it because it is an unknown number. I just looked it up and got the information I need to block that number from calling me.
I understand it is a call being made to gather info for the CDC in my state, but it is none of their business unless they believe I am patient zero or they believe I have been infected, or am a carrier. If any of the former assumptions apply, I really don't believe they would simply call hoping to find me at home. I would expect something much more drastic; such as taking me into custody. As to helping them gather info for statistical reasons, let them mail an official survey to me or just bother someone else. Who in their right mind [these days] would give out ANY of their personal info to a stranger over the phone just because they asked for it?! No wonder there is so much identity theft lately. SMDH!!!
Pennsylvania Aug 18th, 2013
I doubt a call said "from" the Health Department. The calls say "for" the Health Department. Educate yourselves people. These people are legitimate. You have to tell them to NEVER call you again if you don't want them to talk to you.
The CDC contracts with Clearwater. The health surveys are confidential and info is translated into statistics. If CDC didn't study the burden of chronic disease like heart disease, cancer, and asthma, we wouldn't be protected from emerging health problems or have the health programs we that we have. The CDC studies arthritis, asthma, cancers, depression, and on and on. Check their web site. It truly is voluntary. Find out what this information has done for your state health programs. The "Do Not Call" list does not apply to government sanctioned health surveys.
I'm getting sick and tired of having these people call during dinner time and at the same time just about every night. I would like
them just to quit calling.
Called the number back and went to the operator. Had him remove my number from the call list. Hopefully I won't be getting any calls anymore.
If so, the next call will be less pleasant.
Obviously there are those that don't read what the Do Not Call Registry entails.....it DOES NOT include calls from a company doing SURVEYS, just Telemarketers (IE: sales calls that you do not have a prior commitment to). This is from the Do Not Call Registry website. I too get calls from this company and I just don't answer. I never answer a number I don't recognize, if they want to talk to me that badly they can leave a message and this number has each time.
If I register my number on the National Do Not Call Registry, will it stop all telemarketing calls?
No. Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls. However, if you ask a company with which you have an existing business relationship to place your number on its own do-not-call list, it must honor your request. You should keep a record of the date you make the request.
Just got a call from: 208-376-3376, Caller ID just showed Idaho, BUT they said they were from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. They called on husband's cell phone, & he told HER off!! Why would the Dept. of Health from PA be using an Idaho cell with this number. All our numbers are on the 'Do Not Call Registry'.
Pennsylvania Mar 11th, 2013
Here is their website,
Ohh I would like to take a road trip there, muhahahahaha
I will add their number to the next telemarketer that calls here.
Haha, play them at their own game.
Pennsylvania Oct 20th, 2012
They have been calling at least once every 2 or 3 days. If you listen to the Jerky Boys, then you know the next time they call is a great opportunity to video yourself or record the audio and have fun with them. I keep telling them I have terrible diarrhea then I have my daughter who is 5 make raspberry sounds. then we both roll around laughing. after they hear us laughing and obviously messing with them, we can hear the guy say, Hello, sir, hello, I would like to ask you about a survey. Have fun with them. I know I did and will continue to if they keep calling.
Pennsylvania Oct 20th, 2012
Ms. Ankeny and others need to tell the actual caller, not make demands on a website the caller does not control.
see also 215-622-2316
Rhode Island Oct 15th, 2012
They need to stop calling me.
Pennsylvania Oct 15th, 2012
These people keep calling my home in North Dakota, sometimes twice a day for the last month. As soon as I answer, they hang up. Its rather annoying.
Pennsylvania Sep 16th, 2012
I answered the phone and told them that I do not particate in surveys and hung up. They are still calling, but I pick up the phone and just hang up. I'll continue doing so. I will not release any personal information to an unknown caller under any circumstances.
Pennsylvania May 08th, 2012
THEY WON"T STOP CALLING !!!!!! I get 4 or 5 calls per week and no matter how many times I tell them to stop, they never stop !!! If a regular person did this to somebody they would get arrested for stalking or at least harassment!!! So how does this company get away with this ?????
Said they were from Indiana Dept. of Health. Completed a Police report after 9 calls and repedately told them to stop calling and take me off your list. Indiana Health Dept. was also notified.
I had the same experience. They called, I told them I wasn't interested, but they continue to call, at least once every day.
Pennsylvania Jul 03rd, 2011
I receive a phone call from them 2 days in a row! The first time they called I told them that I did not want to partisipate in their survey. They said that they randomly called numbers is how they found me. Since I was called 2 days in a row I hightly doubt it was a random call. Once again I told them to stop calling me I wanted no part of whatever it was they wanted.
called and left message saying with the doh and cfdcap is conducting a study of the health of nys residents 800-727-5016
call times are est.
clearwater research...i called them, they are calling to do research in my state, vermont, for the state of vermont and center for disease control, survey takes 15-20 mins, I didn't take it, very nice man, answer it and tell them don't call anymore.
THE CALLER WOULD NOT TALK TO THE OWNER OF THE HOME. THE PERSON WANTED TO TALK TO THE SECOND OLDEST FEMALE IN THE HOUSE. I FIND THAT AN ODD REQUEST.
Sewer sort of company. Cockroches!!!I never let my number out. Don't know how they got it.. must be an auto pilot sort of search. They are bothering me and using my pre paid money up now leaving messages. It's GOT TO STOP. They are a sleez bucket low rent discusting company that I want nothing to do with.
leaves no message
Pennsylvania Sep 24th, 2010
I'm reporting here on 9-23-10, but I've had a whole bunch of these calls from "clearwater res" 208-376-3376 for at least the last week or slightly longer. They never leave a message.
North Dakota Sep 23rd, 2010
They've called twice, once on a Sunday. Both times they've hung up after I said "hello." We are on the DNC list.
After non-stop calls from Clearwater Research, my husband and I had respectfully asked them to please stop calling and to please take us off of their call list. They said that they had no list and then rudely asked, "Why won't you answer the questions"? (Because we choose not to?) I asked who they were calling on behalf of: The Dept. of Health and the CDC. Never in my lifetime have I ever received these kind of constant, unrelenting calls on behalf of the federal government. These phone calls are intrusive and harassing. We have already reported these phone calls to our State Attorney Generals Office.
I do not want to be bothered with any research questions!
Don't sweat it. They're gathering info about the nations health care situation. If you don't want to answer their questions, then don't. If you don't want them calling...answer the phone and tell them so. In the meantime, get a life!
I get between 2 and 12 calls a day from this number. I have blocked it on my system. I don't want to talk to them.
they bother a lot. they call a couple of times a day.ya me tienen encojona
New Jersey Feb 16th, 2010
New Jersey Feb 16th, 2010
I had to do (web) research to find out who was calling. Very little info has been showing on caller id, and I've been getting a rough 2 calls from this number per week since ????? I tend to not answer calls if I don't know who is calling. This caller is not leaving a message for me to know who/what they are. I have since blocked that number. If whomever "really" wanted to reach me, that person could have either left a message OR gotten the hint after their call has been rejected and knocked it off!
What's really sad is reading some of the comments here. Educate yourselves people!
What bothers me the most isn't that someone is calling me. Worse yet is some of the people with knee-jerk comments on this site make decisions that affect the future. Now there's a scary thought.
Washington Jan 09th, 2010
Claimed to survey the Texas Healthcare system. Told to remove my number. If I could my current state and federal reps will be out of a job in 2010 election.
This company keeps calling twice this week.
Hillingdon United Kingdom Nov 12th, 2009
I can't believe there is a site like this. LOL I'm sure it's put to good use though because I did find it googling this phone number. :) I was wondering what the heck it was because it's been calling for a week and never leaves a message.
You guys are all sad. The reason you are being contacted is to better the health of the residents of your state. The information has been collected for over 25 years by the CDC(you know, the ones that over see the health of the United States which you may hear information from them on the TV or in the newspaper) to make better health decisions and promotion programs which may include diabetes,cancer or heart disease. No identifying information is ever asked and it only takes a small piece of your time. Check out the website www.cdc.gov/brfss
you are nto being stripped of any freedom. quit being so pessimistic. you said no. besides i got right in their freakin website and it said that they had done it for 25 years. its not obama's doing.
Washington Aug 28th, 2009
Got a call today from them. I asked if this had to do with the Obama "health care". She said not that she knows of, but wouldn't say no. I told her I want nothing to do with it. As far as I'm concerned, until further notice, it's a free country, and I don't have to tell them anything about my personal health. Just one more freedom we're being stripped of.
Yesterday I answered the phone to ask them to stop calling. I was told that they would keep calling until their questions were answered. Said they were callng on behalf of our local health department. I called the number that she gave me to verify and got someone's voice mail..have NO idea if it actually is the health department. I answered her questions when they called again today..... now we will see if they keep calling.
just call them and have you number removed from their call list.
another thing only solicitors have lists. we do not have a list. we can't even look at the numbers at all. the computer does everything
we do not sell insurance gosh
if you want to refuse don't say "i don't have time" just say no and hang up. if you say anything about no time we are required to callback.
stupid website thing its w w w . c d c . g o v / B R F S S
I actually work for this company. it just a job while i go to college. but we are calling for most states health departments and the CDC. and i really don't like getting screamed at for just trying to make ends meet. just ask for our supervisor and scream at them. and i'm sorry if we called you late or on the weekends but everything is computerized and we can't do anything about it. here is the survey website that we do. www.cdc.gov/BRFSS
i have been getting calls from clearwater like mad over the past couple weeks, ther called 3 times over the course of an our from 9 to 10 last night... i have only answered them once... told them i had better things to do then take their survey... but they still relentlessly call me...
Because of calls like theirs, I don't answer the phone unless I recognize the number. These people, whoever they are, have been calling for weeks, call at all hours, particularly evenings and weekends. I have never answered but that doesn't stop them. I am on DNC list; doesn't seem to matter. Blasting out some underpaid soul's ears sounds like the only solution. Anyone else done anything that works?
"They started calling me last week and I have had them call up to 5 times as last as 10 at night. Now they are calling my cell phone and leaving a message that I am to call them back on a 1-800 number to answer questions for a survery they have. I refuse to do this. Sorry I have to much going on in my life to deal with this petty bs."
yet you have enough time in your life to complain about this on a message board...your just sad
I took the call after seeing their number on the caller id several times. They're currently doing research in Maine for the CDC - seemed upfront. Questions were health related and answering them was optional & confidential.
They said they were doing a survey for Maine DHHS about personal health habits. They only wanted to talk to one adult in the house. They asked a couple of questions the first one to confirm the phone phone number and the second whether I was talking to them on a cell phone. Not sure what that question had to do with health habits.k When they got to third question about how many adults are in the house I just hung up without saying anything.
I suspect they will call again.
They wanted to survey the youngest adult over 18 about their health insurance situation.
State of Maine Department of Human Service is using this company, Clearwater Research, to collect Health Care and Insurable info on Maine Residents. Tell this to them if you want, but you can bet DHS will know who gave what answers. I am ignoring the calls and hope they will stop soon. They call every night at 7:57pm, I am in bed by then most nights, as I work for my living. DHS is messing with my health by keeping me awake.
this call asks for information about your personal health=a violation oh hippa law
do not respond
what is the reason for the study-guess-to control you health care-
a sad world-
will some one try to stop this this comes to mpls minn at verious times of the day phone rings 2 times then hangs up we are on the national do not call list this happen on2-10 as i have a mother who is ioi and not in the best of health
ps--i already have my name, on the dnc registry, after some clowns with an 888 number (IC SYSTEMS) kept calling, and asking for my niece in ct. turned out it was a collection agency for a phone company, and she didn't even have that phone co! they just couldn't get the damn hint..they called constantly---this stuff has to stop. next time, the idiots are getting a whistle blown in their damn head set--- i dah hoe? they can't even grow decent potatoes...
i am now starting to get calls from these clearwater idiots---this is my 2nd one...i thought it was clearwater, fla--and wondered, why a company in fla would be interested in new york's health care? they are full of it, and i'm reporting them to the atty general---after this inane election is over.
Googled the phone number and came up with their website = www.clearwater-research.com
I actually spoke with them. Doing research for Dept of Health in NY. It was not bad. They did not ask any personal questions that could identify a person ... just general questions regarding health coverage.
They call day noon and night for about three weeks.
finally on Saturday morning I tried to get them off the phone by saying that I do not want to participate. I also asked if they are a private company and they danced around the question saying they are doing a survey for the board of health and they are supported by the CDC. So I tried to get it over with be the questions were endless! I finally told them I do not want to continue. I will be really upset if they call back again.
I know what I'm going to do next time they call me , pick up the phone and walk away and keep doing what I'm doing , lets see how much time they want to waste being on the phone with nobody else on the other end .
they are calling at least two to four times a day , one time I picked up and the were telling me that they do a health survey , told them I'm not interested that they should take my name of their list and hung up . Following day they called again , picked up told them the same thing ,they told me they only have a couple of questions , told them to go ahead if it takes that for them to stop .Then he told me it only takes 15 minutes !!!! I don't have 15 minutes to be on the phone around dinnertime , he said he will call again . And thats what they do every day 2-4 times a day and I don't know how to stop them . 8:48 PM and they just called again . I don't know how to make them go away !!!!!
They call daily. No message, only hangups on the answering machine.
I have received several calls from this number. They say they are doing a health survey for NYS Dept of Health. I finally called NYS Dept of Health for the second time and told them that something needs to be done. These people are harassing and say they don't have to comply with the DO NOT CALL list. I will now call my Assembly person to report this.
WANTED ME TO ANSWER SOME HEALTH INSURANCE QUESTIONS-I TOLD THEM I WAS BUSY
They call all the time - I quit answering...I'm also on the DNC lists...
Called Several Times- All Times Of Day Including Weekends.I feel sorry that they Actually Have Staff Forced to Make these Calls At All Hours. My Caller ID only goes back 50 calls and since I work from Home-I get many calls. Here's the Past week. Their Website Has No other way to contact them except via long mail and PhoneCall. The least they could do is offer a section on their website to be removed from the list.
8/23 12:33pm Sat
8/22 5:53pm Fri
8/21 4:26pm Thu
8/18 4:57pm Mon
Thye've called before and never left a message. They identified themselves as being from the Indiana State Board of Health and were doing a survey...on a SUNDAY NIGHT!!!!! I Don't think So.................
They have been calling my phone at least 4/5 times a day. I don't answer - I am on the "no call" list. I am not in good health and do not want to be bothered arguing with them. They are a serious intrusion that I have decided to report for their repeated calls.
These calls are getting annoying. I never answer them, and they never leave a message. Upon reading the other comments on this page, i did do a little research on Clearwater Research. They have a website...http://www.clearwater-research.com/ but not surprisingly, do not have an email listed. According to the site, they conduct research for many different places, including PA dept of health. Someone really needs to get these people to stop. calls from 8am to 10pm 7 days a week is just ridiculous.
North Dakota May 10th, 2008
these morons call without fail every day but never leave a message. whether or not it helps i will file a complaint at ftc.gov for every single call they've made. maybe invest in a bicycle horn to "answer" their next calls with? caller ID always says "IDAHO".
They have called 7 times since Dec. 1. I was polite the first 3 times and asked them not to call, I was not interested. They "SAY" they are doing a survey on your personal health for NYS Dept of Health and the CDC.That the survey helps determine health care etc.They do ask personal questions.I tried to report them to phone co.,but because it is a "survey", they would not accept the complaint. I am on the DNC list, so that is doing no good.Tonight the caller did not appreciate the fact that I am no longer polite abt the harassment and insisted I should participate in the survey! I told him I was calling Police and reporting them.Why is my personal health anyone business but mine?
Massachusetts Dec 13th, 2007
They call 3-4 times a day and never leave a message. They call every day of the week, mornings, nights, weekends, etc. How do you get them to stop?
This person/number calls every single night. Tonight it was nearly 9pm. Says Clearwater Res on my caller ID.
They started calling me last week and I have had them call up to 5 times as last as 10 at night. Now they are calling my cell phone and leaving a message that I am to call them back on a 1-800 number to answer questions for a survery they have. I refuse to do this. Sorry I have to much going on in my life to deal with this petty bs.
Washington Nov 07th, 2007
They call here several times a week and don't leave a message.Think they would figure out I have caller ID and do not want to talk to them!
New Hampshire Aug 10th, 2007
They called on a SUNDAY MORNING claiming to be the PA Department of health. I'm a firefighter and training to be an EMT and I know that the Dept. of health doesnt do that on sunday mornings. I plan or sending this number into county and get some police on it. I traced the number and it comes back as an Idaho area code! If they call again I am going to say that I am Ed Rendell and see if they recognize the name.
Pennsylvania Aug 05th, 2007
It called several times, even after I said, "please do not call me again".
Very annoying repeat callers. This has gone on for I would say at least three weeks. Numerous calls a day. Sunday morning at 8:00am I received yet another call from these pests. No messages ever left and they call incessantly.
Please make them go away! Is call blocker our only solution even though there are all of these lovely DNC lists?
They call two or three times a day and never leave a message.
I forward my home phone to my cell so I can screen my calls. I think I may have found the solution. I downloaded a police siren answer tone on my cell so instead of ringing, they hear loud sirens. So far, I havent had a call from any of them in 3 days!!!
they called here doing a "health" study about 3 weeks ago. I told them i wasnt interested and not to call back. So now they only call once a day.
They are calling us nightly. I don't give a rats ass if they are not selling anything. I reported them to the DNC registry and will continue to file complaints
I have received DOZENS of calls from this number, but they NEVER leave a message!
I am on both state & national DNC lists. I called them back, to see who Clearwater Research really is - they said they were doing a survey about USED CAR purchases! I asked them if they were aware of the Attorney General's DNC list, "Oh yes, but we are not selling anything, so we are exempt from it." I told him I'd see if I couldn't get that changed. He also said, "We are required NOT to leave a message." (?) He did say that he would remove my number from their list. DISGUSTING!