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J-Dogg
 Feb 07th, 2013
Calls coming to my cell phone. Very annoying when you pick up the phone while driving and a ships horn blares in your ear! It MUST be stopped! They also have used the following numbers: 360-460-5964 on 10/11/12; 360-460-5570 on 10/5; 206-200-6011 on 9/21; 253-254-3354 on 9/18; 206-276-8704 on 9/12; 360-461-5083 on 8/22. All are area codes for Washington State. Wish I could block incoming calls by an entire area code.
Susan
 Oct 21st, 2012
Spammers called my cellphone which I didn't answer. Caller ID showed "No name" I added spammers to call reject but most likely these jerks get another spoofed number right away.
Aha! I just called that number back and got a recording stating "This is Verizon wireless, the number you are calling has been changed, disconnected, and is no longer in service."
Funny, when I did a reverse number check, that number appeared to be a land line in Washington!
I think the phone companies who are enabling these harassing pesky spammers should also be held accountable.
Someone is selling our cell phone numbers, as well as landline numbers to these pond scum jerks!
Carole
 Sep 23rd, 2012
they call about twice a day
unknown
 Sep 20th, 2012
Mr. Huerta, do you see the huge volume of complaints in this thread in a few days' time? Do you think a scammer is coming back here every day to read this, or cares about what you ''don't appreciate''? No caller, legitimate or not, can somehow divine your ''private number'' from an anonymous comment.

These forums are for call recipients to share their experience and optionally offer advice. They are *NOT* direct open channels to the phone bank boiler rooms we comment upon. The magic phrase you want for salesmen (who will listen) is ''Place my number *on* your Do Not Call list''.

FCC notes on various ways to combat nuisance calls (at least from legitimate sources)
http://www.fcc.gov/guides/unwanted-telephone-marketing-calls
Resident47
 Sep 19th, 2012
i dont appreciate you calling my cell phone number and this number is a private number thank you
david huerta
 Sep 19th, 2012
Missed call from this #no message don't answer!
tia
 Sep 19th, 2012
+12532543354 Add - Tacoma, WA
9/18/12 6:46 PM 47 minutes ago

See if you're free boarding passes for an all inclusive cruise to Nassau, Bahamas in exchange for your answers to 10 questions and we need some opinion poll. The process is automated, just press the keys on your telephone keypad for your ass how you will receive 2 free boarding passes for an all inclusive cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. When you're finished. This process only takes a bit press 1 to start the automated survey and receive 2 complimentary cruise passes. Don't miss the vote press one. Now we're going to be removed on.
Joel
 Sep 19th, 2012
Caller did not leave a message, when I tried returning the call a recording said welcome to verizon wireless the number you dialed has been changed disconnected or no longer in service. The call was made to my phone about 30 minutes before I called the number back and got this recording. I did try to call several times and got the same message after the phone started ringing. At one time I got a fast busy signal.
WD
 Sep 19th, 2012
Called this number back from a land line, got the Verizon "This number has been disconnected" msg.
Pete
 Sep 19th, 2012
just got a called today but didnt catch it! after reading all these comments, i remember having picked up before and it's a "cruse" i won! it's the "captian" from the ship calling you on-board.. idiots.
FM
 Sep 19th, 2012
4 calls from this number tonight. No message left. Call back, disconnected...
Tim
 Sep 19th, 2012
Didn't pick up when it came in.
Aaron
 Sep 19th, 2012
Noise of airplane. Voice says 'this is your captain speaking'. Have had this annoying call (not sure if same number) three or four times this summer. Call back and no ring tone. Tired of it. Sick of companies giving out my personal cell phone number for money.
Nate
 Sep 19th, 2012
call came in at 8:28 PM didnt answer now message
AMF
 Sep 19th, 2012
Got a call from this number. My bills are paid so I doubt it's a collector. I was watching a movie so I didn't answer right away, but I called back a half hour later and was disconnected before the phone even rang.
Mike
 Sep 19th, 2012
People gotta make money... they just not gonna make a dime out a me. I got 11 cents to my name!
Tommy
 Sep 18th, 2012
Bill Collector!!!!!!!
Saniqua
 Sep 18th, 2012
I'd like to choke the shxt out of this caller!
Tired of this
 Sep 18th, 2012
I'd like to choke the Shxt out of this called!
Tired of this
 Sep 18th, 2012
this number called me this afternoon. i don't answer numbers that i don't know so i obviously didn't answer. they didn't leave a message either. any idea who this is???
becky
 Sep 18th, 2012
received call, I didn't answer, no message left by caller
Heidi
 Sep 18th, 2012
I received a call at 6:04 pm on my cell phone. I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. When I call it back, it says "The Verizon caller you are trying to reach... blah blah". Seriously... How do they get our numbers?
WTF
 Sep 18th, 2012
I picked up, and said hello... Whoever was on the other line mumbled and hung up fast.
Must be a scam
 Sep 18th, 2012
This number called me today at 11:43am.
Django
 Sep 18th, 2012
Just got a call at 3:30 pm, didn't answer, no message left.
Ooo
 Sep 18th, 2012
thank goodness for call reject! if i have won a cruise they can notify me by mail!
Todd
 Sep 18th, 2012
Unknown
Missy
 Sep 18th, 2012
THIS NUMBER CALLED AGAIN, NO MSG WAS LEFT. I SEE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING THIS SAME NUMBER CALL, VERY RECENT AS WELL.
KB
 Sep 18th, 2012
Just got a call from 253-254-3354 on my cell phone. Didn't pick it up. If this is a telemarketer, it's one without regard for laws, since cold telemarketing calls to cell phones are illegal.
GaryM
 Sep 18th, 2012
Called today, just now. Left no message. If I do not know you and you do not leave a detailed message, then I will just assume you are a scammer.

If you are not a scammer, then leave a detailed message. It is that simple.

Legitimate businesses leave detailed messages, imho.
sick of callers
 Sep 18th, 2012
Called 3:34PM EDT, Tacoma, WA, I didn't pick up, caller left no message
Fluffer
 Sep 18th, 2012
It called me 9:09am and i called back and it said the verizon customer was not available
macon-ga
 Sep 18th, 2012
Called my cell phone, which I have set up so that if the number isn't recognized, the phone doesn't ring. Wish I had a way to reject anonymous calls at home too.
Ed-in-Toledo
 Sep 18th, 2012
got a call 9/18/12 at 2:14 PM...I'm in milwaukee and I do not recognize this area code at all..didnt pick up and of course...they didnt leave a message...damn telemarketers.
Steve
 Sep 18th, 2012
I got mine a 1:34. Creepy!!!
Allie
 Sep 18th, 2012
When the phone rings, we have all been conditioned to jump like crazy to answer it. The call might be important! That is why we end up picking up robo-calls and the like. We need to condition ourselves to a different response to the ringing phone. How? Get Caller ID if you don't have it already. When the phone rings, before you pick it up, pause and look at the ID display. If you don't recognize the name or number, don't answer the call! Let the call ring itself out.

From your missed call log, afterwards you may want to copy down the contact information, and then post it to whocalled.us or other similar sites. Then, post a report to the FTC/FCC/DNC about the call as well

But the main guideline has to be: If you don't recognize the name or the number, do not answer the call!
Cherryl Walker
 Sep 18th, 2012
Received a call @ 2:10pm Eastern time. Didn't leave a message.
Kevin
 Sep 18th, 2012
I have received more than one call from this number. Very frustrating!!! Hate telemarketer calls!!! Even my children have received calls from the same area code/prefix---unacceptable.
Angry
 Sep 18th, 2012
Got a call on 9/18/12 at 2 PM eastern. No voicemail.
Christy
 Sep 18th, 2012
i have had several calls from tacoma WA and they are all telemarketers trying to do debt consolidation or automated calls for some BS cruise
Operator
 Sep 18th, 2012
Got a call from this number @ 1:18pm. Looked it up amd found this website. I'm glad I'm not the only one
Bronx NY
 Sep 18th, 2012
received call 11:29am
dany
 Sep 18th, 2012
Got a call this morning again, this time i called back but when it answer at the other end it says " this number is not a working number". that means they are using a routing number so they can not be reach. My advice just don't answer the phone when you are not sure who is calling. there are lots of telemarketing calls now a days because of the phone company they release or maybe sell our numbers to the telemarketers to make money, who else knows our number, there is no phone directory for cell phones....am i right?
Jessie
 Sep 18th, 2012
I heard heavy breathing, so i hung up.
cfg
 Sep 18th, 2012
this number called me today @ 9:45 am
north carolina
 Sep 18th, 2012
i have a new number that i haven't given to anyone thats not a friend of mine. wonder if my number was recycled from someone else that was on several lists. i hate having my phone ring at work when its not an emergency.
no voice mail was left.
straighttalker
 Sep 18th, 2012
RANG MY PHONE AT 1:35am........ This has to be illegal!
DT
 Sep 18th, 2012
I got a phone called from this number too. I did not answer
New York
 Sep 18th, 2012
They called my cell and it was one of those recorded pranks - saying I had won a trip on the Starship Enterprise. Annoying.
deb
 Sep 18th, 2012
Just got this number on my phone, no answer tried calling it back and nothing
Rebecca
 Sep 18th, 2012
Call from this number on my cell.......Did not answer.
Bob
 Sep 18th, 2012
Just got the call 9:02 pm didn't answer the call from (253) 254-3354 just blocking it.
mike
 Sep 18th, 2012
Called and I just heard a wired groaning sound and I hung up. Does anybody know if this is a landline or cell phone?
James
 Sep 17th, 2012
Just called my cell...no message...kinda annoying...blocked the number. Reasons why I love T-mobile and Family Allowances.
ke
 Sep 17th, 2012
This number called my cell phone while I was at work. I didn't answered and no message was left.
jm
 Sep 17th, 2012
I got one today and it was very noisy in the background. No msg
cactuspatti
 Sep 17th, 2012
Get one about once every month or 2. I heard a boat whistle and the captain last time I answered. Just going to try and block them on my phone.
wildman
 Sep 17th, 2012
Calls my cell phone and doesn't leave a message. Comes up as Tacoma, WA.
Lori Greenberg
 Sep 17th, 2012
Called my cell. Caller ID shows WASHINGTON. Did not answer, no message left.
John Random
 Sep 17th, 2012
No msg left.
K
 Sep 17th, 2012
I keep getting these phone calls on my cell phone.
Any way to stop these calls?
I never answer it.
Lisa
 Sep 17th, 2012
just got a call from this number on my cell phone while I am at work!!!
Ignored it.
Natalie
 Sep 17th, 2012
called at work, I did not answer, not a caller # I recognize
Dennis
 Sep 17th, 2012
don't answer
ah
 Sep 17th, 2012
This is the second time I am getting a call from this number on my cellphone while I am at work. I don't answer calls from unrecognized numbers at all. Don't know how they got my cell number because I have a pre-paid phone because i am not a big cellphone user. Hope this is the last one I'm getting.
DH
 Sep 17th, 2012
I got a call from 253-254-3354 on my cell, but I didn't answer cuz I don't answer number from those I don't recognize let alone from numbers I don't know. My opinion is that these numbers should be blocked from randomly trying to call people let alone before 10am. Well hopefully these calls will stop!
Elizabeth
 Sep 17th, 2012
This number was on my cell phone. I did not recognize thenumber and did not answer.
E
 Sep 17th, 2012
It's so annoying to receive unknown calls on the regular basis. I never answer unknown phone numbers. No message left on my voice mail. This shows is telemarketing calling.
e
 Sep 16th, 2012
Scammers have been making phone calls claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the Registry. These calls are not coming from the Registry or the Federal Trade Commission, and you should not respond to these calls. To add your number to the Registry you can call 888-382-1222 from the phone you wish to register, or go click on “Register a Phone Number” in the left column of this page.

Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Read more about it at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm.

Click Here to Register Now WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.
Straight Talk
 Sep 15th, 2012
This number was received on my cell phone. I did not recogize this number and did not answer.
Straight Talk
 Sep 15th, 2012
If the caller ID showed a name like Washington, then you got hit by Pacific Telecom Communications Group. Throughout the entire range of websites that collect complaints about spam phone calls, the story is becoming clearer and clearer. Pacific is a front operation that connects overseas boiler room phone banks that are doing work for spam-creating agencies. Pacific spoofs numbers from which the calls presumably come. Pacific also may be the actual owner of the machine that has the "credit services" recordings from 2006 that were made by actresses who posed verbally as Rachel and her crew.

What is most disturbing is that people have posted pages of information about Pacific, and have hoped that other people who are as angry as they are will use that information to fight back. What is apparent is that despite all of the sites and links being listed, nothing effective is being done by the FCC and its associates to put an end to Pacific's meddling. As we all know, when someone is getting away with a major scam, they have friends in high places who are making money from the whole operation.

In brief, where crooks are making money, the average citizen appears not to stand a chance. However, these powers in high places are in cahoots with elected officials, if not being actual elected officials themselves. Vote these scumbags out of office! That is the greatest strength that consumers have -- and the crooks know it.
Cherryl Walker
 Sep 15th, 2012
its a spam call with a captain calling, it left a voicemail on my cell phone
anon
 Sep 15th, 2012
I received a call from this number on my cell phone. No one spoke when I answered. I have tried to call it twice now, and it goes straight to a busy signal.
Noname
 Sep 15th, 2012
I want to shoot that captain and his auto dialer!!! That and Rachel from credit card services. How do these spammers get our cell numbers and waste our cell phone minutes!
irritated
 Sep 15th, 2012
I just got a call from this number, there was total silence when I first answered, then a dial tone, then it sounded like someone was trying to talk, but since I had heard silence and then the dial tone, I hung up before I could hear what they said. I am curious as to who it was though. Oh well!
Joy
 Sep 15th, 2012
unknown caller 9/14/2012 at 6:05pm
unknown
 Sep 15th, 2012
getting tired of these jack holes calling my cell
SPAMMERS
 Sep 15th, 2012
Got call - did not answer - read below to see what kind of scam it was - saved number as "spam" - won't have to look up again
ddlb
 Sep 14th, 2012
just got the call 2 mins. ago - didn't answer
MikeG
 Sep 14th, 2012
i just got this call a couple of minutes ago
BryanZ
 Sep 14th, 2012
Bout the 5th time getting this call. Really annoying to when I am expecting a phone call from my dear,sweet ,and psychotic Harley
Joker
 Sep 14th, 2012
Received this call on my cell phone, which I don't give out too often. Probably a telemarketer from Verizon, but I'm not sure. Hate these calls!
RaDazzle
 Sep 14th, 2012
They called 9/14/12 @ 1.21pm. No message.
I called back and got a busy tone.

See this site for other caller's comments

http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/2532543354

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FrigginLimey
 Sep 14th, 2012
No message was left
Bill S
 Sep 14th, 2012
no name
SandraH
 Sep 14th, 2012
Been ignoring this number for a bout a year now... They just never stop... But yup its the "this is your captain" I get this phone call at least twice a week.
Branden
 Sep 14th, 2012
Didn't answer but have gotten a number of the "this is your captain" calls and hung up. They're relentless.
Suzn
 Sep 14th, 2012
Looks like Dan below and I recieved the same exact calls at the same time. I've been getting them for half a year now, damn.
Dakota
 Sep 14th, 2012
I'm getting the same "this is your captain" calls...
Dakota
 Sep 14th, 2012
Got a call from this number and ignored it. Not two seconds later it called again, and I ignored it again.
I've been receiving the cruse calls for a wile now. For the comment below that’s what it looks like this was. They are annoying but tolerable.
Dan
 Sep 14th, 2012
Calling the number back gives me a double busy. This tells me that this number is part of some group that cannot receive. Most probably a telemarketer.
Matty D
 Sep 14th, 2012
Called my cell "No Name" 1-253-254-3354. I did not answer an un-ID'd caller - left no message. Have had multiple calls of similar source (described with - boat whistle - "this is your Captain..." - etc.from Sea-Tac on cell and land line - all D/N Call-listed - over past 6 months. A nuisance, likely illegal.
Bob C.
 Sep 14th, 2012

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