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Midwest Publishing Incorporated is a professional fundraising company. They work for a number of fraudulent charities and not-for-profit orgs. Be aware, that only 10 - 18% of what you donate will go to the charity or not-for-profit and that the recipients of the 1 - 18% will spend only a fraction of the funds toward the so called charitable causes.

Also, the reason so many of you receive what seem to be prank calls with no one on the line but MPI's called ID and number logged is because the company uses predictive dialers in their call rooms. A predictive dialer calls around 100 phone numbers at the same time and the first person to answer is the one the telemarketer speaks with-the other 99 calls are disconnected. Additionally, if you are one of the unlucky 99 callers who is disconnected before answering, your number will continue to be called until you do answer and a disposition is listed for the number.

I hope this is helpful info.
Sam
 Feb 04th, 2010
The caller ID only shows "OUT OF AREA", but I have TrapCall setup on my cellphone. However, the number was still masked even at TrapCall, so I answered it. Guess who - effin' MIDWEST PUBLISHING COMPANY, scam artists extraordinaire. They claim to solicit "charitable" donations for dozens of non-profits, including Narcotics Officers Association, Firemen's Charitable Fund, etc. I told them to stop calling me for the millionth time and hung up. I have *repeatedly* told them not to call me for ANY charity, fundraiser, or product they represent and to put me on their internal DO NOT CALL list. I do not donate to any charity over the phone, PERIOD. Yet they continue to call me, and it has gotten to the point of harassment. They have somehow gotten my personal home phone number (though it is unlisted), and they call me all day long, from 8:00AM to 9:30PM at night. I blocked their number, so one of their asinine employees by the name of STEPHEN W ROSZELL has taken to calling me at home all hours of the day from his PERSONAL CELLPHONE in an effort to get around the call block service. His number is 231-250-8006, so I'm guessing he works for the Midwest Publishing facility in Big Rapids, MI. On 10/12/2009 they called me at 10:13AM and 11:47AM. The 11:47AM call is when I told them to stop calling me on my cellphone. Then the calls began on my home phone. On 10/12/2009 they called my home phone at 8:22PM, 7:43PM, 7:42PM, 5:27PM, 5:22PM, 4:56PM, 4:51PM, 4:50PM, 3:20PM, and 12:22PM. That's a total of 12 calls on 10/12/2009. On 10/14/2009 they called me on my home phone number at 9:05AM, 10:13AM, 11:02AM, 1:05PM, 1:23PM, 1:24PM, 2:38PM (Steve Roszell's personal cellphone number showed), 3:17PM, 3:23PM, 4:10PM, 4:11PM, 5:35PM, 6:15PM, 6:16PM (Steve Roszell's personal cellphone number showed),7:38PM , 7:50PM , 8:58PM. On that same day (10/14/2009), they also called me three more times on my cellphone despite me telling them two days earlier to never call me again at that number: 4:12PM and 6:16PM That is 19 (NINETEEN!!!) calls IN ONE DAY from effin' Midwest Publishing. Today, 10/15/2009, it started again bright and early on my home phone at 8:58AM, which was once again immediately followed by a call from Stephen W. Roszell's personal cellphone number 231-250-8006) at 9:05AM. The tool is still trying to figure out how to beat my Call Block service. (Good luck, moron!) If that isn't harassment, I don't know what is. I'm seriously considering legal action at this point. I feel they will not stop harassing me unless I initiate a lawsuit! This is ridiculous.
T.R.L.S.
 Oct 15th, 2009
They just started calling my fiance today at 10am. However, they called on MY business line which is not associated with my fiance nor have we ever received a call for him on this line EVER. The guy asked for him and I said he is not here but this is his fiance how can I help you and the man just hung up. Weird. The only people who have this number associated with my fiance is Wells Fargo and they JUST got the paperwork THIS MORNING for our accounts. He is calling them now to find out what it going on. That is the only place. Maybe other people on here have Wells Fargo?
Confused
 Jul 15th, 2009
They just called me today (SUNDAY!!) at 12:27pm while I was out. Caller ID says "MIDWEST PUBLI" and no message was left (of course)
StingrayJG
 Jul 12th, 2009
Breast Cancer Research donation request. This is the first time they've called when I was home. They said "Mr K, you are a hard man to get a hold of". Obviously the DNC list is ignored by these spammers (just look at the Iowa and New York Attorneys General sites on Midwest Publishing to see the trouble they've gotten into previously).
GDK in DFW
 Jun 02nd, 2009
Keeps calling our business, never talks. Very annoying!
anon
 May 27th, 2009
yes they are calling the poor here too.
calling poor
 May 19th, 2009
They just started calling and I have no idea why.
How did they get my number? I don't have money.
I have not worked in over 20 years.
I have no money and a house full of kids to take care of.
forget barely making it, we are not making it
then these people think Im going to send them money!
boy did they call the wrong one.
They won't get anything here! We don't have anything.
nothing here
 May 19th, 2009
This number just called my cell phone at 5:27pm on Monday evening. Did not leave a message. They've called before, and they never leave a message.
Joe
 May 19th, 2009
This was for a donation for the Texas narcotic Officers requesting a donation. Very nice ad I did donate.
Susan
 May 07th, 2009
the rep was very polite. I actually took the time to listen and found out it was a great group. the
drug enforcement group will be getting a 50 dollar check from me. I hope they keep up the great work. THANKS!
pleased
 Apr 21st, 2009
These jokers just started calling several times a day. I don't answer, and I turned off the message machine.
Annoyed
 Apr 21st, 2009
We asked for a call back number since we were eating dinner and after asking several times if we could call them back they called my husband a son of a bitch and hung up.
Wow
 Apr 21st, 2009
I get this call from Midwest Publishing as well. Every time I answer, I get the dial tone. It is ticking me off!
Travis
 Apr 19th, 2009
This number has been calling my phone repeatedly for the past week. They will call with number unavailable. Call back with the 231-796-7051 and then repeat. Then in the afternoon they will repeat this process AGAIN. No one is on the line and no messages are left. It is quite annoying and pissing me off since this is my CELL PHONE. I don't know how they got the number. They are also calling my house about 10 times a day back to back.
Anon
 Apr 14th, 2009

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