Almost DAILY calls from this number. The caller says he represents Smithsonian; but I, too, contacted Smithsonian. They do not solicit in this way. My husband and I have each requested the caller STOP calling, but calls persist. I don't answer them anymore; I just let them go to voicemail, and there's never a message. Very annoying!
I too donate to the Smithsonian, and called them directly to ask them if they solicit donations by phone. I was told under no uncertain terms does Smithsonian do cold calls for donations. Please don't give these people any money. It is a scam!
I send these calls to voicemail, but they don't leave messages. As a subscriber to the Smithsonian magazine, I'm besieged by calls requesting donations. I suppose it's because I once gave them a small contribution and I'm now on the list. They sometimes call multiple times a day. I'm now going to file a Do Not Call complaint about this number, though I expect they're an exception since they're connected to the government.
Call almost everyday, sometime more than once but leave no message