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Today is 9/23/09 - have received 2 calls from 223-083-3100 - cannot find area code and I finally found this site. I had a resume posted on Monster, but haven't used the site in months. Just want to be sure its documented somewhere.
Lyn Gilbert
 Sep 23rd, 2009
I've received calls from this number in the past on my cellphone. Today I was finally able to answer it but they hung up just as I said hello. I googled the number and found this site (and another one).

I, too, am on monster.com, however I've had my resume posted since 1998 and the last time I updated it was before I bought the cellphone with my current number in 2004.
Loren
 Aug 21st, 2007
They just called me again in DC, no message. They have call me at least 6 times.
Joe Touchole
 Aug 11th, 2007
this has something to do with monster.com It apears that all of us have posted resume on one of the sites...
R
 Aug 08th, 2007
This number is an international number indicated by the + sign. Country code 22 is Degang. Country code 223 is the Mali republic. wierd
Ross
 Aug 02nd, 2007
i recieved calls with this number few times. Never talked to anyone

223 is country code of Mali in Africa
al
 Aug 02nd, 2007
the bastards have called me two days in a row! They hang up as soon as i pick up. Its pissing me off!
greg
 Jul 31st, 2007
Are all of you on monster.com, that seems to be where its all coming from. I got 2 today and 1 yesterder, this number. check out this blog too
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-223-039-0000/2
T
 Jul 30th, 2007
rcvd a call about 1/2 hr ago, didn't have the phone w/caller ID with me (landline) I answered the phone but when I didn't get a response immediately I hung up, I then checked the caller ID & Googled the #. Another site mentions an international rate charge, however I am not so sure that you can be charged for an incoming call like that. None the less, I intend to check with Verizon (my carrier) just to make sure.
Mel
 Jul 30th, 2007
Now on to Chicago suburbs (708); I did not answer because I did not recognize the number. I tried calling back from a land line and it did not go through.
DFA
 Jul 13th, 2007
I just got my first call from this number today. I am in the Chicago area and I have my resume on monster.com. I've noticed several listings on monster and career builder and I've received emails from my resume posting for positions where you open a checking acct for a company to deposit customer funds and transfer to them internationally - thought it sounds like a scam. I wonder if this is related somehow...
cheryl
 Jul 12th, 2007
I guess they are in Chicago now. Got a phone call today for the first time, I'm sure not the last. Instead of just writing that we all got a call, we need to find out where its coming from and why?
david
 Jul 12th, 2007
I got the same call today. I am in California. Didnt answer, no message, now I will not answer if they call back
Michael
 Jun 27th, 2007
Same as the rest at 10:21 AM
BJ
 Jun 27th, 2007
Hmm, guess they are making their way to Texas. I'm in Houston and I've received 4 calls in the past couple of days.
TH
 Jun 26th, 2007
same as me. 3 calls today in 2 hours.but have received the call before here in NY. (917) area code.
Amanda
 Jun 25th, 2007
Got a call at 5:55pm. Didn't answer. They didn't leave a message
Annette
 Jun 25th, 2007
Same story as everyone else. About 8 calls in 3 days. I never answered. I'm in Houston, TX, 713 area code
Libby
 Jun 25th, 2007
I,too, have been getting repeated call from 223-039-0000. When I've tried to answer, the line was dropped. I believe these are automated dialings and it's getting very annoying- 6 calls over 3 days.

My Location:

Houston, Texas (281 Area Code)
Dan
 Jun 25th, 2007
Just received a call 5 minutes ago from 223-038-0000. I did not answer the call and no message was left.

I'm in Houston, Texas, and also have my resume on Monster.com.

Scammers?
Jen
 Jun 25th, 2007
I've actually been receiving 223-038-0000 but figured I'd post here because more people would see
Dan
 Jun 25th, 2007
631 area code (Long Island, NY)

I've received calls from this number with increasing frequency starting a few weeks ago. I get them every few days, but today I got called 4 times. I called back the first time, but not since. I occasionally pick it up without looking at the number, so as to stop the phone from ringing. I am on Monster. Does anyone know for sure whether this is adversely affecting your phone bill?
Dan
 Jun 25th, 2007
I got this twice, last Sat and just now.
Matt
 Jun 25th, 2007
i got 3 calls from this number this weekend!
Kristen
 Jun 25th, 2007
received this call twice today on my cell, no one was on the line. I also had my resume on Monster.com. My area code is 919 out of NC.
aj
 Jun 24th, 2007
I didn't know the number so I didn't pick up.
Mark
 Jun 24th, 2007
i got this call three times today.. first two times i picked up and no answer.. third time i got a person.... some dude doing job recruiter for a fair..
Andrew
 Jun 23rd, 2007
I got the call today, didn't answer.... Well at least someone saw my resume on Monster... I live in Houston.
Ralph
 Jun 23rd, 2007
Received call on my cell phone displayed as "+2230390000" at 2:14 pm Saturday June 23. (I don't know what the "+" means.) Caller left no message / voice mail, no ID displayed.
I, too, am posting to document such calls.
My Area Code is 281 (Texas).
By the way, I am supposedly on a cell phone "Do Not Call" Registry.
Troy
 Jun 23rd, 2007
Got a call twice from 223-039-000 - last time 3:55PM 6-23-07.
My Location is Great Neck, NY (917 cell )
Gabe
 Jun 23rd, 2007
Got the call 20 min. ago. Most likely NOT an Area Code but the Int'l Country Code (223) for Republic of Mali in Western Africa. Well known for doing various types of telephone scams!! Be cautious!!
MC
 Jun 23rd, 2007
I have been getting calls from two 223 numbers this last couple of weeks: 223-315-4857 and 223-918-6435. It is very annoying. I called the numbers to see who it is and a man who speaks a foreign language answered one time. Call blocking is not offered by Tmobile but I have reported this incident to them. I;m at 404 area code in Georgia.
Maria
 Jun 23rd, 2007
Pearland, Texas Just received another call at 12:12pm from 1-223-030-0000? ingnored it this time, called T-Mobile and they said "Nothing they we can do" and they hung up on me? I am a member of Monster?
Rodd again
 Jun 23rd, 2007
Pearland, Tx (713 Area Code)Received a call from 1-223-039-0000 06-23-2007 at 11:50am. Answered to silence? Whos is this? Is is logit, or something that will charge some fees?
Rodd Rizzo
 Jun 23rd, 2007
I got a call at 7pm today on my cell from 2230390000. I did pick up and noone was there. Found it to be an odd # and searched and ended up here. I just got a call from a private # on my home phone at 10:25 pm and noone spoke when I said hello several times.
M
 Jun 23rd, 2007
Yeah I had a Monster account for two weeks. I just graduated from UH in TX and I was hoping I could start a career with Goldman or another hedge fund. My degree is in Finance. After two weeks all I got was pyramid insurance sales position calls (straight commisssion. Are they out of their minds!) from Met Life, NY Life, PrimeAmerica..you know the drill. Well, I also received other websites wanting me to post my resume with them. So, I closed the Monster account two days ago. They sure did whine about it! Anyway, I got a call today with no message from the same #.
rmlocke@uh.edu
 Jun 23rd, 2007
just received a call at 7:00pm someone that i could not hardly understand asking if i would like to attend a job fair...did not speak good english
travis
 Jun 23rd, 2007
same here.
got twice today.
I am in houston
tina
 Jun 22nd, 2007
Just recieved a call from this number and then received a call from 223-038-0000 immediatly after the initial call. I have verizon working on fixing the problem right now
Mike
 Jun 22nd, 2007
i'm in.

4:43 EST
Krissy
 Jun 22nd, 2007
Just got the call from the 223 number. I'm in Austin and they are really covering the country. Yep I'm on monster.com as well.
Worst part is that anyone can fake caller id pass through. To set the record straight, the cell phone providers CAN block this number, but choose not to.
Chris
 Jun 22nd, 2007
I received calls from this number on 21 June at 16:40, 17:41, and 18:54; roughly an hour apart. I did not answer, and do not answer calls I don't recognize. Will check back for any further info on the culprit.
B.
 Jun 22nd, 2007
Got one also! (281) Houston. Did not answer.
Amy
 Jun 22nd, 2007
Here is Monster's response:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Unfortunately we cannot locate this phone number in our database, however, we'll investigate the website that's referenced in the your email to see if we can gain further evidence these people are using monster to contact job seekers.
kl
 Jun 21st, 2007
I recieved several calls. when answered no one is on the line and when called a recording states it is no a working number. I have filed a security complaint with monster just in case they can take action.
kl
 Jun 21st, 2007
Seems that this number is affiliated with 223-039-0000. Note that on that record list, people had posted their resume on monster and were getting calls.
Jennifer
 Jun 21st, 2007
Received call 6/20/07 @1:23 & 1:45 (773) Chicago
I am not posted on monster.
Jeremy
 Jun 21st, 2007
left no message on answering service -has called twice - i attempted
to find match area code no such thing in US - area code only matches Mali and in order to be legitimate from there you would have to have a preceding country code etc.
nancy
 Jun 21st, 2007
I also have received several missed calls from this number in the last few days, and again no voice mail.
Chicago, Il 312 Area Code
Brooke
 Jun 20th, 2007
+223-039-0000 numbered just called but i was away from my phone no one left a message and I didn't try to call back. Never know it could be a phone scam.
Mehr
 Jun 20th, 2007
just got the same missed number on my cell as well. called back but the number could not be reached. weird huh? maybe it's from another planet.
liz
 Jun 20th, 2007
Just got the call again, in Chicago. I will also be removing my number from monster.com.
Nathan
 Jun 20th, 2007
Just got a call from my 773 number, didnt pick it up but the voicemail sounded very strange and i dont think they meant to leave a message.
Lauren
 Jun 20th, 2007
Sounded like an Indian or Pakistani fellow who told me he was a recruiter and wanted to let me know about a monster.com job fair at Navy Pier in Chicago on 6/21.
Joe
 Jun 20th, 2007
Got called today. (708) area code (Chicago burbs)
Max Power
 Jun 20th, 2007
I got the phone call last night and this afternoon. I didn't answer either, although I did call back after the first time and I received the error code. I have a 312 area code and live in Chicago, although I used to live in MD.
Melissa
 Jun 20th, 2007
It's a pattern. I'm also in Illinois (Chicago) and I just got the call. I didn't answer because I thought the number was suspicious and googled it. I came across this page. I also have it posted on Monster.
Jason
 Jun 19th, 2007
4 calls including yesterday from Chicago. Who is it?
Jen
 Jun 19th, 2007
Just Don't Do It: Don't Post Anything You Don't Want Used by 3rd parties on Monster -- this is from their 'privacy policy' (see **)

Posting to Public Areas of Monster

Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of Monster or Monster Networking, such as in online forums or chat rooms, or **in the Monster searchable resume database**, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of Monster or Monster Networking.
-- Whether it is them or not...just something to consider.
Ames
 Jun 19th, 2007
I'll be taking my # off the Moster.com website. It seems to be the common denominator. Don't you just love the digital age?

2 calls - 2 days in Chicago, IL.
Ames
 Jun 19th, 2007
I recieved a call from this number just a few minutes ago. Approx. 3:30pm and showed as an Ohio call. This was the second time and I picked it up this time. A man with what sounded like an Indian/Pakistani accent asked for me. I told him it was me. He said that he saw my resume on the internet (don't remember him saying which site. I am on a few of them i.e. careerbuilder and monster). He wanted me to attend a career fair. I explained to him that I had just been offered a position and was not currently seeking employment anymore. We said good bye and hung up. It was obiously some marketing company. Hope that helps you guys. My question is, everyone here who has been contact, are you guys looking for work and posting your resumes online?
Geoff
 Jun 19th, 2007
got one in orlando, fl.
i think its international.
looking at all the comments on this page, it feels eerie, like the ring.
angel
 Jun 19th, 2007
Just received a call from these punks so I googled their number to see if it was important or not. Looks like it's not from what I have found. I didn't pick up.
Alex K
 Jun 19th, 2007
This number called my cell phone at 2:29 and 2:45 EST. No one answered the first time and a voicemail wasn't left the second time.

My Location: Middletown, CT
860 Area Code
James
 Jun 19th, 2007
I've been getting this call too. FL. Bastards.
JIM
 Jun 19th, 2007
This is the second time I have had a call from this number in a month. I dont pick up with numbers I dont know. No message left and I wont call numbers I dont know back. I am in Kissimmee Florida. Probably just another way to scam money on your phone bill. I have seen on the news where if you pick up and no one is there it racks up hundreds in phone bills. No thanks
David
 Jun 19th, 2007
Got a call from this number, tried to call back but it said it is invalid, my location is South Jersey.
Sue
 Jun 19th, 2007
They called just a few minutes ago. The caller id said "Name Not Found" and the phone number 223-039-0000. I didn't answer it, but they didn't leave a message.
Kim
 Jun 19th, 2007
Just got this call today at 6:08 PM CDT in Chicago, IL. Looked up the area code and its not US, tried to dial it back and it wouldn't go through. I have a resume with my phone number on Monster, weird!
Nathan
 Jun 18th, 2007
For me this is the third round of harrassing calls from a suspicious number over the past 4 months that can be traced back to posting my resume on Monster.com. After the first round of calls I deleted my Monster account (after a grueling 30-minute call with Monster to permanently cancel my account), but that seems to have done nothing to deter them. Once your number is the their system you're in it for good.

Lesson learned: careful where you post your resume.
Mark
 Jun 18th, 2007
have recieved numerous calls from this number over the last week or so. No messages
Sean Smith
 Jun 18th, 2007
Got same call to. My resume is also posted on monster.
Jon
 Jun 18th, 2007
Does anyone kow if answering this call has negative effects? I have ignored it - I've gotten the job fair thing and I've gotten silence. Any news on how this turns out? Cell bill charges?
jodilou
 Jun 18th, 2007
Now in Pa.
lyn
 Jun 16th, 2007
Live on Orlando, FL and received call from this number. I did not answer or call back - BIG MISTAKE - never call back a number you are not aware of - it could cost you big, big bucks. Tried to call from a "safe" landline and it failed to connect. Like others, my number WAS on monster.com - since removed until they can resolve.
Chuck G
 Jun 16th, 2007
Perhaps all of you should contact Monster.com and inform them of this. Perhaps they could investigate as well.
Chuck
 Jun 16th, 2007
I just read some more postings and notice the correlation. I too, have my resume on Monster. That's where they're getting it from.
Sandi
 Jun 16th, 2007
I live in Florida and (223)039-0000 just called my cell. I didn't recognize the number, therefore, I didn't pick it up. They didn't leave a message. It appears they're striking everywhere.
Sandi
 Jun 16th, 2007
Called by 223-039-0000 at 5:04, 5:32, 5:53, and again at 6:13PM. Haven't answered any of the calls since it looked suspicious to begin with and they haven't left a message. I've also tried doing a background check on the number, but there are no listings for the number in the StrikeIron phone database, so it's anyone's guess as to who actually owns the number. Moreover, I as well have recently posted my resume to monster.com.
Ryan
 Jun 15th, 2007
Just got a call today june 14th 07 at 12:57pm in New York City.. I answered but it got disconnected right away.
Mario
 Jun 15th, 2007
Just received 2 calls from this number on my cell. I didnt answer. I do have a resume on monster.com, so they might of got it from there. I saw few other posts that mentioned the same about monster
Lisa
 Jun 14th, 2007
2230390000 - Called at 10:03 AM CST today. Did not leave a message. 469 area code (Dallas)
BR
 Jun 14th, 2007
Just received a call from 223-039-0000, Thursday June 14 @ 5:00P in New York City.
No message.
Aaron
 Jun 14th, 2007
Got call a few minutes ago. Didn't answer in time and no message left. Any ideas who this was?
Brian
 Jun 14th, 2007
I got a call from this # at 1:50 p.m., I am also on Monster.com.
Sam
 Jun 14th, 2007
Just got a call in nyc at 1:45pm. I had my number on monster as well. Just took it off and replaced it with 000-000-0000. Maybe that will screw it up.
Share
 Jun 14th, 2007
Just got one on my cell (646), googled it, and found all of you. I didn't answer.
Tenley
 Jun 14th, 2007
I've had a few calls from this number. I'm on Monster also and I live in NYC.
Maria
 Jun 14th, 2007
Called me on my cell today at 12:30, left no message
Lynne
 Jun 14th, 2007
got my first call from this number today... yes my number is also on Monster.com. Great.
marsha
 Jun 14th, 2007
I'm in NYC... I was called this morning, no message. Weird! Has anyone figured out who it is?
Cheri
 Jun 14th, 2007
1-223-039-0000...
I received a call from this number and I thought you guys figured out who it was. I guess not.
Teesh
 Jun 14th, 2007
i received a call about an 11am from that # also... i didn't answer and no message left... i tried calling that # back and come to know that it's an invalid #... pretty freaky i think... NJ
par
 Jun 14th, 2007
Just recieved a call to day at 4:30 pm (est) and recieved a call on June 8. Didn't answer b/c I didn't reconize the number. I have a 410 area code also.
Dawn
 Jun 13th, 2007
Received 4 calls in the last 36 hours!!
AMYL
 Jun 13th, 2007
yep, i have my number on monster.com and started receiving calls from this number. I have a 410 area code.
e
 Jun 13th, 2007
Im wondering if everyone on here posted there resume with their number on monster.com, cause the first time someone called it was an asian man asking if I wanted to attend a job fair
G
 Jun 13th, 2007
I got the call as well. This is the 4th call I have got from them. Those SOB's don't know who they are messing with
Todd
 Jun 13th, 2007
They keep calling. Never answered & no messages. Also 978 north of Boston, & resume on Monster if that's helpful.
Amy
 Jun 13th, 2007
Found your comments helpful! I'm also receiving calls from this number- 7 missed calls in 3 days. I have not answered. I'm also a Boston (617) area code.
Catherine
 Jun 13th, 2007

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