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Can't their local phone company put a stop these annoying phone calls with a hang-up???? I get at least 1 hang-up a week from this number. Always a busy signal when I try to call them back. I am also registered with the do-not-call list. Reverse look-up shows this number is non-published.
Kathi
 Jan 25th, 2008
262-542-9278 called my cell on 1/7/07 @ 8:04 pm

We called back a few times and the line was busy.
MJC
 Jan 08th, 2008
Called on cell phone. When I called back, fast paced busy signal.
Dawn
 Jan 04th, 2008
is it a lawncare place - called a friend 1 hour prior to us
terri
 Jan 03rd, 2008
From the American Cancer Society (seems to be a call center the ACS hires because they can be very rude)
Jenn
 Jan 03rd, 2008
Have received several calls from this #. When I answer the phone, no one responds and then they disconnect.
SGC
 Dec 17th, 2007
Similar info from everyone else. Rude female caller. Hung-up when asked who she was. Can't the police go to their address in Wisconsin and do something about this???
BOB
 Dec 12th, 2007
Annie Writes:
"We got calls from them alot under midwest division and ACS and what not before. I always figured it was because I quit collecting donations for the Relay For life years ago and they had my number from that or because my mom died of cancer in 2001. So I don't bother to answer it anymore"

Yes your participation in RFL can land you in the database. Answer the call and ask them to put you on their internal DNC list.

Alternatively download this form: http://www.cancer.org/downloads/aa/optoutform.pdf check your preferences for how your personal info is used and send it to the address on the form. You can read their privacy policy at http://www.cancer.org/docroot/SU/su_0.asp .

All respectable charities have a privacy policy and the ability to "opt out" and maintain an internal DNC list.
CFR
 Dec 04th, 2007
i had a missed call from this number at 8:20 pm (Wednesday night). no message. called back and got busy signal.
jenny
 Nov 29th, 2007
We got calls from them alot under midwest division and ACS and what not before. I always figured it was because I quit collecting donations for the Relay For life years ago and they had my number from that or because my mom died of cancer in 2001. So I don't bother to answer it anymore. We have caller ID for a reason, I just figured it had something to do with an order we made somewhere so I wanted to look up the number seeing as they haven't left a message. I have a history with annoying calls, FYE doesn't take the hint that they don't have any stores in my location anymore and I have no desire to renew my reward card. This one buiisness also kept calling me repeatedly asking for my father and I told them that he worked and was never home before at least 4 any given weekday and I was getting annoyed by there constant calling so leave me alone, the girl got real snotty with me and said she wouldn't leave me alone till my dad talked to her, I told her he didn't feel like talking to them so it was pointless and I turned off the phone. I kind of did that a few times, and I even thought about answering it with a made up name so they thought they had the wrong number, and the local GS troop adults call here alot too so we stopped answering any calls anyone unfamiliar even with a personal home phone number (name and last name.) If it's important enough they leave a voice mail.
Annie
 Nov 26th, 2007
I received a call from this number last evening. I did not answer due to the fact I did not recognize the number, and I knew it was probably a telemarketer.
Nancy
 Nov 15th, 2007
Called, a man asked for my wife, who wasn't home. He said they'll call back and hung up.
Jim Olson
 Nov 12th, 2007
Person asked for my spouse, I asked her name: Mary, I ask what it is regarding, Mary said, "It is regarding.." Hung up on me.
Michael
 Nov 06th, 2007
Have received several calls from this number,only rings twice and there is no one there. On call back I always receive a busy signal.
Ken
 Oct 31st, 2007
Dial tone. no name available.
Tom
 Oct 31st, 2007
who is this person, asked for someone, couldn't hear who they asked for, said who and then they hung up. weird. got worried. have family who live in waukesha, wi that is the exchange for there. they called at approximately 8:10 pm.
northern wi
 Oct 25th, 2007
received the call at 5:30 P.M. no response
Bing
 Oct 24th, 2007
Some telemarketing firms have computers dialing numbers only to record the time of day you can be reached if you answer the phone. They sell these lists to other firms who can narrow their calling down to a time when you would most likely be home to answer. Best not to answer if you have caller ID. I don't know if this violates the "do not call" listing or not.
Dan
 Oct 23rd, 2007
If it's truly the ACS tell them you donate locally and wouldn't go through a coward on the phone.

I was told it wasn't the ACS, though, by someone at the ACS. I am a volunteer for the Relay for Life and this is what the staff person told us.
unknown
 Oct 04th, 2007
It is coming from the American Cancer Society. They got through to us asking for a donation. Please go to www.donotcall.gov and file a compalint if you are on the do not call DB
Jon
 Oct 02nd, 2007
Answered phone and got a dial tone.
Diane
 Sep 05th, 2007
Call it back and all u get is a busy signal.
Randy
 Aug 31st, 2007
No one there. I get at least one call from this number each day
Robert Janik
 Aug 23rd, 2007
been getting calls from 262-542-9278 hangs up before anyone answers. no message
R
 Aug 23rd, 2007
This is the 2nd time we've had a call from this number, it rings twice and their is nobody there?
Jena
 Aug 17th, 2007
Got a call, but phone only rang twice.
Jen
 Aug 17th, 2007
Caller hung up when I answered. It has happened several times. I am on the no call list.
Judy
 Aug 09th, 2007
I answered the call, and they said they were looking for my father in law, who never lived at our phone number, they sai it was the American Cancer Society.
Kriss
 Jul 28th, 2007
Lots of calls from "Midwest Div 262-542-9278" ... very rude - I said "no thanks, and to have a nice evening" speaking over the woman trying to get her pitch in... Then I hung up the extention. What I didn't realize was that my answering machine in another room recorded the conversation as well as comments made by the caller after I hung up the extention... excerpt: "...I am so tired of these f***ers hanging up...". We then proceeded to recieve 3 additional calls (with the ID blocked) with the same woman responding "huh, what, huh..." the kids and I had a fun time screeching into the receiver on call 2 and I used a boat air horn on call three..." I registered a complaint on www.donotcall.gov and I will attempt to contact American Cancer Soc
Ky
 Jul 25th, 2007
Wow, ok.

https://www.donotcall.gov/Complain/
ComplainCheck.aspx

But make it all on one line (copy/paste the entire thing, it should work!)

This my last message. :)
Timothy
 Jul 24th, 2007
I mean, go here:
https://www.donotcall.gov/Complain/ComplainCheck.aspx

That's where the "Reminder" is located too.
Timothy
 Jul 24th, 2007
ONE MORE THING: You will see on www.donotcall.gov a message which reads, "*Reminder: Even if your number is registered, companies with which you do business may continue to call you. So may charities, political organizations, and telephone surveyors. Click Here for more information about the companies that may continue to call the numbers on the registry." To file a complaint on Midwest Div anyway (I did!!), go here: https://www.donotcall.gov/Complain/ComplainCheck.aspx
Timothy
 Jul 24th, 2007
I live in St. Paul, Minnesota. I'm the guy who left the "They always hang up when I answer" entry for the call on "2007-07-23". Ever since their first conversation with me when I asked them to stop calling, they have since kept calling but they hang up on me. I keep answering hoping to demand, "PUT ME ON YOUR DO-NOT-CALL LIST!".
Timothy
 Jul 24th, 2007
5 calls since 3 july. no one is there
miller
 Jul 24th, 2007
No message....rang 3 times then hung up. Midwest Div on Caller ID. Phone 262-542-XXXX
James Horbeck
 Jul 24th, 2007
We get calls from this Midwest Div 262-542-9278 several times a week and it is gettin very annoying! Tried calling back after their 2:25 PM call today and got disconnected both times. We are on the Do Not Call List...a lot of good that does. We always get the calls at the MOST inconvenient times and it is getting very annoying! Can't the phone companies do something about these jerks?
Del
 Jul 23rd, 2007
They call several times a day & leave no message. I am on "no-call" lists.
Mike M
 Jul 20th, 2007
Excuse me, it was *82 not *87 as i previously said.
ZM
 Jul 20th, 2007
This number always calls and asks for me. I tried calling the number back and it said that this party does not accept blocked calls; please hang up and dial *87 and dial the number again. Is this some kind of a scam?
ZM
 Jul 20th, 2007
We've been getting these calls for a couple of weeks. There's never anyone on the line or a message left on the answering machine
John
 Jul 19th, 2007
got call from 262-542-9278 and upon picking up received silence with no response and no disconnect untill I hung up.
Ken
 Jul 18th, 2007
Google Results

Midwest Division
midwesterndivision.com

1426 Arcadian Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
262-524-5550

Interesting Google find.. Don't know if it's a match for sure or not.....
Steve
 Jul 17th, 2007
Just called again. Asked if this was the "xxxxxx" Residesce. He got it correct, but I just replyed "who's calling" and he hung up.
7/16/2007 6:42pm
Steve
 Jul 17th, 2007
Rude female caller, Would not tell me what she wanted. Insisted that I interrupt my wife's evening. We don't want to get calls from people like this. Don't block return calls
andy lorenz
 Jul 16th, 2007
They have been calling me almost daily for two weeks - never leaving a message!
Andrea
 Jul 12th, 2007
am receiving weekly calls from this number --- called AT & T and they can't help other than to say it's from Waukesha WI
jack
 Jul 12th, 2007
I get this call at least once a week --- I also believe it originates in Waukesha WI --- with so many reports of this nuisance, why can't someone tell us where it originates from?
jack
 Jul 12th, 2007
got a call and nobody there. Can't return call. Just get a call can't be completed message.
steve
 Jul 11th, 2007
missed the call. so tryed calling it back. Got the message "We're sorry, your call did not go through"

Could tell that it wasn't the standard phone co. recording.
Bob
 Jul 11th, 2007
I get calls from them all the time...

My question is what is the point of these calls? We don't know who they are, they don't pick up so they don't want anything? or do they get something by us picking up or calling them back? Is there anyone we can report them to who would actually be able to find out more about the origin of the call?
Tony
 Jul 10th, 2007
Third Call This month. AT@T's answer is to pay $5 a month to block call. (My answer is drop AT&T!) I'm on both DNC lists. HELP! Yours @ my Civil Rights are being demied!
AL
 Jul 10th, 2007
on July 3, 2007 at 6pm central time, I received a phone call from this number. When I called back I got a recording, "this call cannot be completed as dialed." WHO are these weirdos?
Michele
 Jul 03rd, 2007
We've received several calls from this number as well. The phone rings twice and then they hang up. We too are on the National Do Not Call List. I've instructed family members not to pick up for that number.
Theresa
 Jun 29th, 2007
Got calls twice in the past week. Both calls were picked up by answering machine but no message left. I too am on the Mational Do Not Call list. Caller ID showed Midwest Div. I hope they quit calling!!
polly
 Jun 26th, 2007
We have received a call from this # before. It rings 2-3 times--not long enough for voice mail to pick up--then stops.
Karen
 Jun 25th, 2007
6:33 PM - phone rang twice, I answered - no one on the other end. Caller ID identified the number as 262-542-9278, Midwest Div. I am on the state AND the federal no call list
amy lynn
 Jun 19th, 2007
I left a message with the American Cancer Society - Midwest Division office in Mendota, MN because we get called by this number at LEAST once a week. We will see if anything comes of it. Calling the number back gets you nothing but dead air.....
Greg
 Jun 14th, 2007
Got call @ 6:36pm on 6/12/07 called back no ring nothin
Paul
 Jun 13th, 2007
Got a call from 262-542-9278 at 8:20pm. Have no idea who it is - no voicemail. They tried calling a few months ago also.
Kristy
 Jun 12th, 2007
I also got a call @ 8:35 pm. They left no message. Caller ID showed Midwet Div
Maria
 Jun 07th, 2007
Picked up call on second ring. Caller hung up.
Leslie
 Jun 06th, 2007
I think this is the american cancer society
kathy
 Jun 05th, 2007
I'm on the Do Not Call Registry. This number called, no message.
karen
 Jun 05th, 2007
Call came in at 5:45pm Central Time on 5/31/07. We were not at home at the time. No msg was left.
Jan
 Jun 01st, 2007
I received a call from (262) 542-9278 MIDWEST DIV 5/24/2007 at 7:55pm machine picked up and they waited for beep then hung up...grrrrr I hate that!
Kathy
 May 25th, 2007
Caller ID says Midwest Div. We're on Do Not Call Registry and Privacy Manager. They call every evening at around 7-9pm. When I answer, there is no one there.
R
 May 25th, 2007
I have gotten two calls form 262-542-9278. They do not leave a message, I can't call them back and when I do answer there is no one there!
Tiff
 May 23rd, 2007
Got my first call tonight, but the computer was on and they hung up without leaving a message on my internet answering machine. I sure hope I'm not in for all the calls others are reporting!it said "MIDWEST DIV" for the ID.
Jim
 May 10th, 2007
got call from 262-542-9278. My husband answered. Asked for me. Husband asked, "who's calling please?" A name was given (forgot though) then husband asked, "and you're with...?" She was VERY rude! He asked her 3 times who she's with and she wouldn't answer him! Finally, my husband hung-up. We are on the DNC list as well. WHO THE HECK IS THIS? AND WHY ARE THEY CONSTANTLY CALLING HERE???
Lynn
 May 01st, 2007
I receive so many calls from 262-542-9278 on a regular basis that I decided to call this number back on April 27 around 6:30 p.m. I got a message that the number is not in service.
rebecca
 Apr 27th, 2007
I got a phone call from 262-542-9278. They hung up when I answered. I tried calling the number back, but it said the number was unavailable, and to check the number again. I dialed right off caller ID. no way I coulda messed that up! lol
Amanda
 Apr 26th, 2007
Person said they were from the American Cancer Society, I advised that I am also part of the organization as a voluteer, she replied SO? .. then she hung up, I tried back and got a fast busy signal.
Bob
 Apr 25th, 2007
Got a call from 262-542-9278. I answered and I got a dial tone. I called the caller ID # back and nothing happened; no ring or busy signal. Weird.
Jack
 Apr 25th, 2007
Rang twice, I answered, sounded like machine that hung up. This is the second call I have received from them in a month. I am on the National Do Not Call List.
Gary
 Apr 24th, 2007
Receive calls about once a week. I don't answer but do try to call back - get fast busy signal.
Katie
 Apr 18th, 2007
I believe this is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin area code. I tried calling back immediately following their call to my cell phone and a recording said "The number you have dialed is not in service" (I believe that is my cellular phone company's message, though). I tried back again and the number was busy.
Chad
 Apr 17th, 2007
I get these at least once a week. Pathetic.
Ray
 Apr 17th, 2007
Answered call and they hung up. Called back and it was busy. Called again later and let the phone ring about 5 minutes. No answer
Leonard
 Apr 06th, 2007
I got it too, the ACS makes sense.
Kevin Skogg
 Apr 05th, 2007
Called this evening ...I didn't pick up cuz I didn't recognize the number. Tried to call back but would not accept the call.
Sully
 Apr 03rd, 2007
caller ID said Midwest Div 262-542-9278. I answered and nobody was there, tried calling back and all I got was a very fast busy signal.
JIm
 Apr 02nd, 2007
extremely rude hung up the phone on me before i could even say no they are not here
jessica
 Mar 29th, 2007
received a call on my CELL from this #. Who is this??
tera
 Mar 28th, 2007
Call answered by machine no message left at 4:22 PM Tried calling back got some message about blocked callers not going through than nothing.
Dave
 Mar 27th, 2007
Answered after second ring, nobody there...but then after I hung up, the phone line stayed in-use. Called phone company, now waiting for tech support next day.
ted
 Mar 27th, 2007
Got call 8:12 PM. Rang twice and when my husband answered there was no one there. Caller ID listed "unknown." We are on do not call registry.
Anne
 Mar 22nd, 2007
Called repeatedly my cell, home and sons cell phone....make them STOP!!!!!!
trixie
 Mar 21st, 2007
I have been an American Cancer Society volunteer, so maybe that WAS it!
Bill
 Mar 20th, 2007
Very likely the American Cancer Society. Contact their website to be on their do not call list. As a charitable organization, they can still call you even though you are on the DNC (FTC allows).

ACS is not following FTC guidelines related to caller ID however. I have filed a complaint on this issue.
RJD
 Mar 07th, 2007
Keep getting calls from this number. Am also on DoNotCall list. Just filed a complaint with donotcall.gov. We'll see what happens
Faron
 Mar 07th, 2007
so much for that lousy no call list!
jim
 Mar 06th, 2007
nobody answers and the calls come daily at the same time. Verizon said that they can't put a "lock" on that number.
jim
 Mar 06th, 2007
Amen to Mary on 2/19/07!
Chad
 Mar 06th, 2007
Didn't answer. Came up as Midwest Div. No message left. Reverse search shows it's coming from New Berlin, WI., outside of Milwaukee.
TONY
 Mar 05th, 2007
don't call list
jim hipple
 Mar 05th, 2007
I have received several calls from this number, usually rings twice and then stops. I have never picked up...
Beth
 Feb 27th, 2007
Recieved numerous calls from this number, [do not call] doesnt work so am trying caller block on my phone!!
lee
 Feb 26th, 2007
no one replied when i picked up. not sure who it was.
kelly
 Feb 26th, 2007
I have had 2 missed calls from this number and 2 other calls where I answered and they ended the call. All have taken place in the last week. When I tried to call back it said the number could not be completed as dialed.
Kristine
 Feb 22nd, 2007
MIDWEST DIV 262-542-9278. I asnwered the phone, no one there, then busy. I hate these BASTARDS! I'm sick of Non Profits and Political Parties and SCAMMERS looking for bank and credit card info!
Mary
 Feb 19th, 2007

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