OK everyone call this number 1 time for every time you've been called and ask them to stop.
Basically you probably signed up to win a car at a mall, fare or something like that.
Silverleaf contacted one of their many recruiting companies to hound folks. I got 10 calls on my cell today. Having an autistic child, this isn't a joke. So you can
1. Contact the BBB of Dalas via online
2. Hit the https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint
3. Block the number
4. Contact them everytime they contact you:
Name: Silverleaf Resorts, Inc.
Address: 1221 River Bend Drive
Dallas, TX 75247
Original Business Start Date: October 1984
Principal: Ms. Sandra Paredes, Dir. of Owner Services
Customer Contact: Ms. Sandra Paredes, Dir. of Owner Services - 214-631-1166
-- MORE BACKGROUND:
YOU ARE BEING CALLED BY:
Awards Verification Center
2400 W.Pioneer Pkwy #210
Arlington, TX 76013
Possible Contact Number: 1-800-720-5731 (I have NOT tested this number.)
YOU ARE BEING CALLED BECAUSE:
You filled out a form to win a prize.
PRIZES GIVEN BY:
Silverleaf Resorts (There are a number of companies listed under this name. Not sure if they are all affiliated. Remember, Silverleaf is not calling you. The Awards Verification Center is, presumably contracted by Silverleaf, is.
I filled out a prize form to win a car at a display at Retama Park (horse race track), Selma, Texas. After glancing at the terms on the back of the form, I saw that it was an attempt to sell me timeshares, so I put a big 'X' through my information on the front. Although my information was not yet complete, I HAD already signed the form. Carelessly, I just threw it into their box for the forms, hoping the 'X' would take care of me (couldn't seem to see a trashcan near the display - SURPRISE!)
What does the form say? For starters, under the BIG word WIN on front, it clearly says "Winners notified by phone and/or mail". Additionally, under the signature line, the following: "I agree to the Official Rules on the back of this form....I understand that I will be contacted by telephone and/or mail." And, finally, near the bottom of the lengthy terms on back, "By submitting this form, you waive any do not call restrictions for the sponsor and grant the sponsor permission to contact you by telephone or mail."
By the way, the reason I now know all this is because they sent my entry form back to me along with my "notification of winning".
The form states that if you have any questions regarding the promotion, call 1-800-720-5731 or contact by mail at the address above.
Caller ID: 817-525-1024
Caller: Awards Verification Center
Here's their standard reply to BBB and donotcall complaints:
The complaint filed by XXXXX was received and reviewed. Ms. XXXXX filled out an entry form that clearly stated that she would be contacted by phone. We have added her name and number to our "Do Not Call" and "Do Not Mail" lists so she should not receive any further communications from us. We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may have caused her. Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention. If I can be of further assistance do not hesitate to let me know. Sincerely, Sandra Paredes, Director of Owner Services