when you have to keep changing your callerID, you're a scammer.
New Jersey Jun 15th, 2016
No voice or message. looked up number and shows private number.
California Mar 07th, 2016
Harassing and threatening
called from 210-280-8488
immediately after being block
New Jersey Nov 05th, 2015
caller id says "NOVATEL" - caller hung hung up when the call went to the answering machine - not going to bother asking callers like this to stop calling since they either hang up on you, continue calling or give your number to others without consent - reported
Pennsylvania Sep 23rd, 2015
BEWARE! Total Telemarketing Scam Artist:
They tried to get me! But I refuse to respond to any type of Telemarketing and I would advise everyone else to do the same. It has become a real shame!
If we all banded together... You'd think, they'd get a clue and have to try some other type of a easy money rip off scheme or who knows, maybe they would try to get a real job!
Monday 23 March 2015 -- 12:09 pm -- Caller ID said "novatel". No message was left. Caller is from San Antonio Texas. Many internet complaints about this number. Caller claims to be Microsoft certified technician, and your computer has a virus they can correct remotely. Clearly consider spam.
California Mar 23rd, 2015
Called at 9:30am, didn't leave a message. I blocked the number after reading the posts here.
Didn't answer the phone. Looked them up online. Says it's a wireless company, but why they'd be calling me, IDK. Probably scammers. So much for the National Do Not Call Registry.
I got the same call this morning.
This is what I said:
"What do you think I'm, stupid?!?"
"Go fuck yourself, go fuck yourself, go fuck yourself!!"
Then I hung up.
Received call but did not answer.
The caller was of Indian Dialect and asked me to access my computer because it was transmitting date to others. I have a very secure system, so this was suspicious. Then he said "I can show you how to fix this, can you please open your computer...?" I laughed and said "Look, I don't know you. Do you REALLY think I'm going to open my computer up to your instruction without even knowing who I am talking to? What is the name of your company?" He replied "Jar Technologies". I said "Please show me your website". He said "I just want to do this quickly..." I said "Look, this may work with some people, but I'm not stupid. Validate who you are, and be detailed in what you are talking about, or I am hanging up." He said "Well then, just hang up." I finished with "Sure. And don't call again asshole." It is a scam.
Keeps calling my wife in the UK...?
Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom Sep 25th, 2014
Call everday. Started out as Novatel on ID, now they are trying to use San Antonio on ID. Real pains. They need to be stopped.
2 Calls this past week, latest today - recorded message (British voice!) regarding PPI
United Kingdom Aug 18th, 2014
Opinion research regarding upcoming runoff elections in Georgia
Said my computer was downloading virus's. But Indian peter doesn't understand I think he's a shitbag
They call throughout the day and night and then when you answer they hang up.
This number keeps calling me, when I answer I just hear static, then they hang up. Each call only lasts about 8 seconds long. I live in the UK and don't understand how someone in the US has my number.
United Kingdom Mar 21st, 2014
Got a call from this number (210-249-0540) about 12:35 EST. Insisted he was from Microsoft and wanted me to go on line so that he could give me instructions on how to protect my computer.Upon asking for some verification as a call back number, we got disconnected. I obtained a number from this site by another commenter, dailed it and was connected with 'JT' in the ITT department with NOVA TEL in Texas. Very nice guy. They were aware of the issue abd he was very rpompt in offering assistance to block that number. Thanks JT. I hope this helps others.
Wow. Scammers start early down there. 6:22am
I'm tired of u people calling and using the name card services and a Microsoft fix my computer company. I have asked u not to call me and now I'm deeming this as a harassing phone call and will be turning it over to my attorney to start the process of filing legal action against your telemarking services. When I called back no one answered. That's good I had a lot of choice words that you wouldn't even think of to call the person that keeps calling me.
02/25/2014 call came in at 5:22pm EST. Michigan, Grand Rapids Caller ID was Novatel. Frank from Teamviewer is a floor supv. and wanted to help me fix my computer. I pressed him to give an address to me, after a long pause and after several attempts to divert my question he gave me this address;
Mectrin Solutions 8811 Teel parkway suite 6151 Frisco, TX. 75035
He gave me a return phone number as 1 888-644-7797
, My caller ID showed 210 249-0540 novatel I called information in Texas has nothing for Mectrin or Novatel. Frank was from India.
Guy from India with Windows scam calls repeatedly using this number to route their calls from India. I just contacted Novatel and they are fully aware of the problem. Call Novatel at the number below and give them your phone number and date/time of call and they will research and block the international number that is using Novatel's main number. I asked why they didn't cancel the line and they said they can't, as it has been their main number. I pointed out that people have been reporting the problem with this number since at least 2008, so the harassment will likely continue. "JT" (very nice guy) said if people keep reporting the time of the calls, they can locate each IP address the scammers are using and continue to block them. Worth a try...
11550 IH-10 West, Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78230
This is soooo annoying! You answer the phone and no one there!
why is this is calling since thursday 2014
London, City of United Kingdom Jan 21st, 2014
Caller claimed to be from Microsoft saying they had been receiving error messages that indicated my hard drive was being compromised. I was very suspicious and let them go on talking me through steps for a while - when they wanted me to access the Run dialog screen, I told them I didn't think so and said I would report the scam and hung up on them. They tried calling back about six times before they gave up.
Didn't answer call but this number called no message +1 (210) 249-0540
TX, USA, will also block caller from my phone, probably a scam
Birmingham United Kingdom Jan 16th, 2014
Got a call today, they left a message (English accent) but it was automated and mentioned 'press 5 to get the refund now'. Obviously a scam. Unlikely to be from the USA either. Blocked!
Birmingham United Kingdom Jan 15th, 2014
I'm in uk too. I didn't answer and just block them (iPhone) what's worrying is how my number has ended up in the USA?!!!!
Surrey United Kingdom Jan 15th, 2014
I forgot to mention the number was 00 1 (210) 249-0540
United Kingdom Jan 13th, 2014
This number rang me today. The number was displayed and USA TX was displayed under the number. I live in the UK so I didn't answer as I was worried I'd get charged but I don't understand why Texas USA would be phoning me anyway :-/
United Kingdom Jan 13th, 2014
I just reported this # to the do not call list.
If you want to registrar your home ph. or cell phone on the Federal Do Not Call List call this # and follow the prompts
Person calling said they are w/ the US Government. I told him to take me off the the call list that Im on a no call list. He said it doesnt matter that Im on a Federal no call list.
how to get telemarketers to stop, yes I have been on the, "do not call registry" for years
I have recd 2 calls from this # 1st time I listened about problems with my computer after a long conversation told him I have a friend to check everything over, Jon responds they could fix for about $500-$600. Told to take my #off their call list, and wanted to talk to supervisor, he hung up with no responds. today was second call Jon was the name again, asked to talk to supervisor again his reply NO you bitch. I really wish I could get hold of someone about this person and the whole company.
they call me too. I tried to call back and the same as everyone else.how can they harass us and we cant stop them? its unfair.if I were to find these people id beat them to a pulp. I don't have time to answer a call from some idiot.
I got a digitone call blocker, works great!!
This is a social engineering scam that has been circulating. The call actually originates from another area (probably another country). They get your IP and your enter command code allowing remote access and then....shockingly...your computer is hijacked and any information on it is vulnerable. I would like to find these turds and shove my computer sideways where the sun don't shine. Thank god Iphone allows you to block calls but I have been called by the same group using another number.
This number has called me 7 times in less than 24hours. When I try to call it back it hangs up during the dialing process. It wont even let me call them back. I was going to harass them. I have just been unfortunate to answer when they have tried to call me.
They WILL NOT give up! I answered the first time, big mistake! They said they were from Microsoft and that my computer had a virus and wanted my IP address. I told them I didn't own a computer (lol), they insisted that I did??! DO NOT ANSWER THE PHONE IF THEY CALL!
California Sep 10th, 2013
Oh man! I should win easy in the next academy award for best actress! I just got a SCAM call from some one who could not speak English. (Novatel210-249-0540) He told me my computer had a virus and he is with Microsoft to correct and clear the virus. (Actress/Karen Oh no! My computer....) he gave me instructions on what to do while in front of my computer. (I repeat back instructions while sitting in my recliner, smoke a cigarette and drinking my Miller Light.). Ok, did that, what else...please tell me my computer is okay. " Calm down mam, we will protected you from any virus". Of course he was not getting the computer reading he wanted yet I am tell him my computer is run a bunch of numbers and stopped with an error. He stated he needed to transfer me to a higher tier which was his supervisor. Me: Great, please help me, I do not want anyone hacking. Another foreign voice comes on, introduce himself, I asked repeat and spell your name? (My name is Jerry the supervisors to further assist you. He gave me instructions I kept repeating with Ok, did that. (Time for another beer) Then the BOMB. "Jerry!" "Yes". I need to inform you this call is being recorded. I do not own a computer and therefore what you are doing is a SCAM. CLICK. Lol. The highlight of my day. I win.....best actress in the next academy awards. Now I got to report this phone number on the federal website as scam. Hope it still works or has this too been a Berry (Obama) cutback?
Received a call from 210-249-0540 and a man named Thomas Grundy stated that they were doing an investigation on one of our former employee's. He said he needed to come by our office and HAND DELIVER something to her. I was highly suspicious due to all the background chatter but told him that any correspondence needed to come to my attention (and then I gave him my name - eek!).
My advise is to HAND UP AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE after telling them you plan to report them to the FCC!!
Assholes called my cell phone. I didn't recognize the number, so I didn't answer. How do they get away with this?
if you answer the phone, there is no one there........if answer machine answers, it leaves no message......rather inconvenient for a senior citizen with heart trouble who naps often......please help make them stop
This number has called two days in a row now, yesterday they called stating they were from Dish Network, today they called and said they were from ADT, so I have no idea if this is a scam since they are changing companies each time they call but the name "Novatel" is always the same along with the phone number
Woman with foreign accect trying to tell me my Windows PC had been compromised. I hung up.
My phone barely rang once, they left no message. They are now block via Google Voice.
Caller had no words; however caller continues to call
Pennsylvania Mar 19th, 2013
said they were Microsoft,had info on new computer.wanted to repair virus.i think they got info from staples.anyway had to have new firewall installed.indian man kept asking for credit card,hung up.he called on blocked number. hung up.he called back again from California 530-619-3083
wanted credit card I told him I was calling police and Microsoft he hung up.called Novatel got nowhere.they say they are going to fix this problem.when I told them why do these calls date back to 2008 she could not answer.they say its not them .IT IS! this has been going on for way to long ,crimes are being committed.be very careful!
when I get the call the woman asked for my wife Linda I asked what it is about she said US pharmacy all the other times they call it has been a man I ask were the call is from they say India I have told them not to call anymore and they say they will call again I have told them I will call the FBI or the Police and they tell me to go ahead they will still call How Do you stop this ??
Rhode Island Feb 13th, 2013
4:35 in the freakin morning? WTF?
I have been receiving calls from "novatel" every morning BEFORE 9am. 8:45, 8:50, etc. Most of the time the recording does not play and I hear dead air. This morning I heard part of the recording stating something about a debt - I have never had Novatel service in my life, and I am tired of being called this early in the morning, ESPECIALLY on Christmas eve!
New Jersey Dec 26th, 2012
AGAIN a call from a company trying to sell a wireless security system using scare tactics including supposed claims from the FBI. When I tried talking to them to tell them to stop calling me, they hung up! There are days when I get 3-4 calls from them. This is harassment! How do I get them to stop???
I recently file out contest form
for new Best Buy store. Then I
got calls from this number and
Blame BeSt Buy
Alberta Canada Nov 06th, 2012
I recently filed out contest form
for a new Best Buy store. Then I
got the calls. Also 210-280-8487
same thing. Blame Best Buy
Alberta Canada Nov 06th, 2012
tried to gain access to my computer. said they worked for windows and were calling to fix a virus on my computer
North Carolina Nov 01st, 2012
no one spoke/no taped message when I picked up. Caller ID said Novatel.
say they are from windows support,says my computer is infected, wants information. agressive.calls back on different #.NOVATEL
Not interested what there try to sell me
Connecticut Oct 09th, 2012
10:04am my phone rings I answer phone, and no one is speaking I say "dude what do ya want" then 5 seconds latter click, next time they call I will be ready............................end of Line
they are spammer
Pennsylvania Aug 12th, 2011
Called, but hung up when I answered.
Received a call from this name and number at 7:49p. Did not ask for anyone specific
I just got a call from this number. I didn't answer so they left a message. It was a man saying he has a summons for me and that he highly recommends I call him before he sends it to me. Not sure why I would be getting a summons. I am a law abiding citizen that pays my bills on time. Strange!
These people call us constantly and when we pick up to tell them to take us off the call list, it is only dead air. So I searched the phone number and got this page. I called the first number listed, for Alan Saltzman. Some other guy answered and when I said somebody keeps calling here from this phone number, he said "From MY phone number" really snottily like how dare I say that. He tried to get my name and I wouldn't give it to him. He said it was to take me off their call list "As soon as humanly possible." I said he didn't need my name to do that and gave him my number. As soon as I hung up, they called back. I am calling the phone company now and reporting them. Then I'm contacting the Better Business Bureau.
I called Novatel. They said they're a long distance company and that this is an unassigned number, so they'll have their engineers track down which of their customers might be using it to show on Caller ID, and will tell them to knock it off.
flood this guys with calls:
Mark G. Sessions
11550 IH-10 West, Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78230
Idiots keep calling - I'm on DNC but it really means "Do Not Care" if we bother you for these telemarketers!
We recieved 4 phone calls in the matter of about 5 minutes. They were rude, they could hardly understand what we were saying to them, and when we told them not to contact us any further, a woman replied, "Fine, but we'll just keep calling back."
California Oct 08th, 2008
9/12/2008 - 9:18 AM - Last Call from "No Name" on my Cel Phone - left no message..... I assume that they are a marketing Co. and are bothering many other folks as well. They should cease this nuisance!!!
New Hampshire Sep 12th, 2008
They just called my home phone.
i HAVE TRACKED DOWN THE PHONE NUMBER 210-249-0540 AS BEING XSPEDIUS MANAGEMENT OF SAN ANTONIO TEXAS.THEY ARE TRYING TO GET YOUR PERSONAL INFO TO SUPPOSEDLY SEND YOU INFO ON FEDERAL GRANTS.I REPORTED TO THE BBB,WHO CLAIMS THAT THEY HAVE HAD 16 COMPLAINTS ON THIS COMPANY IN THE LAST 36MONTHS.
Got a call a 9:15 pm, when I told them they were breaking the law she replied sorry for the incovience but do you want to talk to me or not?
California Aug 22nd, 2008
These people call atleast once a day and there is never anyone ever there.
This number has called three times today. I don't answer unknown name numbers
9:32pm they called...they kept saying "hello" until I said "can I help you with something." When the obviously Indian woman started her script I asked her if she was aware in our country we have laws that say when business can call people and she was in violation of said laws...she said nothing I asked repeatedly if she understood, she said nothing and I hung up...bastards!
File a real complaint with the company that hosts "call centers" like this:
Alan W. Saltzman - ASaltzman@NovaTelASP.com
x 0224 - Office
Chris Hansen - CHansen@NovaTelASP.com
Paul Golibart - PaulG@NovaTelNetworks.com
Farukh Aslam - Farukh@AOL.com
NovaTel ASP, Ltd.
11550 IH-10 West
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Called again at 8:59 PM. How does one get these people to stop? They called on the weekend, also. Relentless.
I answered the phone saying I was someone else, she asked for me directly. She said because I responded to some "marketing" advertisement, she wanted to talk to Suzanne about the benefits that came with the Visa Card she was being or free. Since "I" wasn't home she was sending something by mail. I can't wait to see what it is, or if I get anything.
The only "marketing" ad I responded to was books from that crook Kevin Trudeau. I've been getting weird calls ever since I did that.
This number just called me -- at 9:50 at night! Who the hell are they?