changed, disconnected or no longer in service.
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.
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!
they call about twice a day
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)
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!
+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.
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.
Called this number back from a land line, got the Verizon "This number has been disconnected" msg.
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.
4 calls from this number tonight. No message left. Call back, disconnected...
Didn't pick up when it came in.
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.
call came in at 8:28 PM didnt answer now message
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.
People gotta make money... they just not gonna make a dime out a me. I got 11 cents to my name!
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???
received call, I didn't answer, no message left by caller
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?
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.
Just got a call at 3:30 pm, didn't answer, no message left.
thank goodness for call reject! if i have won a cruise they can notify me by mail!
THIS NUMBER CALLED AGAIN, NO MSG WAS LEFT. I SEE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING THIS SAME NUMBER CALL, VERY RECENT AS WELL.
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.
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
It called me 9:09am and i called back and it said the verizon customer was not available
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.
I got mine a 1:34. Creepy!!!
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.
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.
Got a call on 9/18/12 at 2 PM eastern. No voicemail.
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
Got a call from this number @ 1:18pm. Looked it up amd found this website. I'm glad I'm not the only one
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?
I heard heavy breathing, so i hung up.
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!
I got a phone called from this number too. I did not answer
They called my cell and it was one of those recorded pranks - saying I had won a trip on the Starship Enterprise. Annoying.
Just got this number on my phone, no answer tried calling it back and nothing
Call from this number on my cell.......Did not answer.
Just got the call 9:02 pm didn't answer the call from (253) 254-3354 just blocking it.
Called and I just heard a wired groaning sound and I hung up. Does anybody know if this is a landline or cell phone?
Just called my cell...no message...kinda annoying...blocked the number. Reasons why I love T-mobile and Family Allowances.
This number called my cell phone while I was at work. I didn't answered and no message was left.
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.
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
I keep getting these phone calls on my cell phone.
Any way to stop these calls?
I never answer it.
just got a call from this number on my cell phone while I am at work!!!
called at work, I did not answer, not a caller # I recognize
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.
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!
This number was on my cell phone. I did not recognize thenumber and did not answer.
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.
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
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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.
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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
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.
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!
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!
unknown caller 9/14/2012 at 6:05pm
getting tired of these jack holes calling my cell
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
just got the call 2 mins. ago - didn't answer
i just got this call a couple of minutes ago
Bout the 5th time getting this call. Really annoying to when I am expecting a phone call from my dear,sweet ,and psychotic Harley
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!
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
FrigginLimey 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.
Didn't answer but have gotten a number of the "this is your captain" calls and hung up. They're relentless.
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.
I'm getting the same "this is your captain" calls...
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.
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.
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.