The calls from this number must stop immediately! Failure to stop calling me WILL result in legal consequences, and this is a serious warning--not a threat!!
Melissa P.
 Oct 30th, 2013
More information to add to my two previous post ...

Like clock work at 4:32 pm on 5-22-13 cell phone rings and it is "0222" calling.
8:40 pm on 5-22-13 cell phone rings and it is "2080" calling.

I am going to go to the SS website and try to update my telephone number to a bunch of 999-999-9999 to see if that will confuse their data base in the future or maybe give them the number of "dial a prayer".
 May 23rd, 2013
Additional information to my prev post ....

I entered the numbers like this "Tele 0222 Medicare" and for the Ringer ... I found a quiet little tune (Sprint Phone} the tune is called "Je Te Veux" a pleasant little ditty if ever there was one. So now when they call I can smile and say to myself .... "Thank You for that nice little tune."
 May 22nd, 2013
They called my cell phone. I did not ans. Went to this website and i have read all of the posts.
In my cell phone i have stored all these numbers. (I gathered all of the numbers from the various posts.)
These are the numbers:

Each number I put into my cell phone. Example: 270-643-0222 "Telemarketer 0222" etc.
Sure it took time. But when they call again. I can smile and say "F@&& You" when I read it is from them.

I have only received one call so far with them using the "0222" number ... but after reading these posts, I know more calls will follow.
 May 22nd, 2013
Caller was Thoroughbred Research. They called about a questionaire concerning United Health Care AARP Supplement Insurance. I had already been sent a mail form, which I chose not to answer.
 May 15th, 2013
A survey purportedly to find out about people's satisfaction or dissatisfaction with Medicare. I hung up.
 May 03rd, 2013
They called with the 0222 number then 2080.Altogether; 4 times.
s. fuentes
 Dec 22nd, 2012
caller id says Thoroughbred_Re
 Sep 15th, 2012
Caller i.d. reads: 270-643-0222 THOROUGHBRED_RE
They called our home and hung up when I answered the phone at 6:40 p.m. on 5-11-2012
 May 11th, 2012
To call back and bother them, like they bother you, try
 May 10th, 2012
Called - hung up on the answering machine - no message.
 May 02nd, 2012
email is no good for the one below or the earlier one - I want Tom Wilkerson's home number so I can call him on Sunday mornings and explain what a bastard he is

I think his full name is Floyd Thomas Wilkerson - he is a director (as Tom) of about 9 corporations listed at Kentucky department of corporations search site


there is the 3339 taylorsville road location and also 1941 bishop lane #1017 in Louisville

tom wilk and assoc includes possibly Andy Blanton, Suzanne Elder-Coyle,
Brian Trammel, German Dillon, and Steve Wilkerson 502-456-5776 and 502-452-1575, and at Bishop lane 502-459-3133

feel free to call and remind them how much they are bothering invalids, sick people, non-ambulatory people, stressed people, etc., with unwanted and extremely harrassing and inconsiderate phonecalls including early and late on weekends - what a sick bunch of bastards
 Dec 10th, 2011
email is no good for the one below or the earlier one - I want Tom Wilkerson's home number so I can call him on Sunday mornings and explain what a bastard he is
 Dec 10th, 2011
 Dec 10th, 2011
Thoroughbred Re calls my home several times a day. The number they're calling from appears as: 270-650-2080. It's the same number each day. Who/what/where is this annoying fake company? We've been on the "Do Not Call" registry for years, but it doesn't keep these creeps from sneaking through. Glad to see we're not alone, but sorry that others have had to endure this. Make it stop!
 Dec 10th, 2011
Be careful ~ sometimes they WANT you to call back and then it can potentially charge your cell phone company a fee like 900 numbers do. There are other area codes and phone numbers that are NOT 900 numbers and do charge ~ collect the fees ~ then they go out of business and you can't fight to get your money back.
blue eyes
 Jul 30th, 2011
This number with the ID Thoroughbred calls everyday and does not always use the same number. A return call results in an answering machine, something about research.
Nancy Jane
 Jun 20th, 2011
they call morning and evening several times a day. Write your congressman. This survey company probably gets paid by medicare by the number of calls they make. Not by the number of actual contacts they make.
 Jun 06th, 2011
 May 17th, 2011
I answer, set the phone down & walk away until I hear that they have hung up. If they will not identify themselves accurately then I'll tie up a line till they stop.
 May 07th, 2011
I got a call from Thoroughbred RE. I told them it was not a good time for a survey. He asked when he could call back and I told him to remove my name from his list. He told me in order to do that, I had to verify my number with him. I told him I would not do that, and I wanted the number he just called removed from his list. He repeated his line saying that the number was randomly dialed and that was the only way to get it removed. I told him they called back I would take legal action (mostly out of frustration).
 May 05th, 2011
Former Employee below is probably actual employee and trying to B S us. My reasoning is NO ONE at our number is on medicare. Former employee is full of it.
 Oct 16th, 2010
Sorry the link didn't work...the name of the article is ... Thoroughbred Research Group Announce Call Cener Operation | Trade
you could just google it and find the article.
 Oct 14th, 2010
Here is what I found...
I reversed the number on white pages. I have only received one call so far, but no one answered?!
Check out the article, very interesting. If they continue to call and not answer, I WILL REPORT them. Whether they are "legit" or not, we do not deserve the abuse of these companies!
 Oct 14th, 2010
No message but this is teh phone number on my caller ID.
Linda Roy
 Oct 02nd, 2010
These people have been calling my number 3 to 4 times a day for the past few weeks. No messages, just hang ups. We are on the Do Not Call List. It is beyond annoying now...!! I now have my ringer turned off. This is harassment. By the way, I understand people (students) are saying they took jobs at this with this place because they needed money. I could almost understand..except you NEVER take a job with a company that has such horrific business practices. It's these kind of companies that caused the likes of ENRON, Madoff, and the collapse of legit businesses...run by creepy, make a fast buck kooks.
Annoyed in NJ
 Sep 14th, 2010
they call me everyday. no message.
 Sep 09th, 2010
They have been calling me quite bit and hang up on me. I gave them piece of my mind and hung up on them.
 Aug 23rd, 2010
They've been calling me from 270-650-2080. I don't answer, but clearly it is a scam.
 Aug 17th, 2010
called at 8:50PM..didn't answer. Am glad I did not.
 Aug 11th, 2010
Legitimate market researchers and survey companies are not restricted by the Do Not Call list. That list is only to prevent telemarketers from contacting you. So reporting a market research company doesn't do any good. They are not trying to sell you anything. They just want to gather opinions. If they are rude when they contact you, your best bet is to get the interviewer's name and then ask to talk to a supervisor.
 Jul 28th, 2010
called, did not know why someone with horses would be calling me, on another phone and did not answer. tried to call back in less than five minutes and there was no answer after 20 rings. no message left. still do not know what they wanted.
 Jun 26th, 2010
Who are these people ???? Bugging us at all hours of day & night.
 Jun 13th, 2010
they make 15.00 dollars an hour ....
just me
 Jun 12th, 2010
Have received 11 calls so far this week from THOROUGHBRED RE. I told them months ago I didn't want to participate in their "survey." They continue to call at least twice a day ~ different phone numbers: 270-643-0222; 502-458-4159; 270-631-0692; 270-985-1422.
 Jun 11th, 2010
called at bout 7:45
 Jun 11th, 2010
These people continually call my home and wanting to discuss Medicare.....no way will I talk to anybody about my Medicare....I have hung up on them, asked them not to call and they continue....
 May 29th, 2010
Today I have received calls from 270-643-0222; 270-985-1422; 270-631-0692; yesterday I received 3 calls from 270-643-0222. How can this be stopped? I call back and the line just continues to ring and then disconnects.
Melanie W
 May 26th, 2010
Me being disabled, the next time I will trace and Sue them
 May 17th, 2010
My Caller ID showed "Thoroughbred Re" - and on the third day of receiving calls (1 per day) I answered. The lady stated that she was Medicare calling for (another resident here) wanting to know of that person's experience in getting Medicare benefits. It is obvious now that this is a research firm PERHAPS doing work for Medicare in some form. All further calls will go unanswered.
 May 14th, 2010
I spoke with the individual on the other end of the line. He told me he was representing Medicare and was calling me about my Medicare coverage. He even had my social security number, date of birth and address. I asked him pointedly if he was actually a member of Medicare, the government organization. He said know and right away I knew he was a fraud. I called Social Security as soon as I hung up. They advised me to do the following: contact Federal Trade Commission and Fraud Hotline. Also my local police. I will also contact FBI fraud division. Too bad you didn't find out what they are really up too. You may be in for a horrendous surprise
 Apr 30th, 2010
these people call me at least 3 or 4 times and i am tired of it i think they should reported for callingb people that are on the no call list
 Apr 22nd, 2010
CALL PHONE NUMBERS: 279-450-3798,270-450-0869,270-450-1600 ON 18 APRIL.270-650-2080,17 APRIL270-643-0222 ON 15 APRIL.
 Apr 18th, 2010
I have gotten 4 hang up calls from this number tonight.
They have called every 30 minutes. When my answering machine
comes on, they just hang up! Annoying!
Sue Ellen
 Apr 16th, 2010
I have gotten 4 calls from this number in the last two days and one from 270-650-2080. Same company. I asked to be removed from the list and then got another call and hour and a half later on my machine.
 Apr 10th, 2010
They just called my cell number, no idea who they are or how they got this number.
 Mar 23rd, 2010
I worked there. It's a legitimate research firm. They do not sell things and most of their studies are scientific, though they do some market research to pay the bills.
If they call your cell phone, say it's a cell and they'll take the number off the list.
If you just want out of the random selection pool, say to block your number. They will verify the number and then block it.
If the person is rude, ask to speak to a supervisor. They want their interviewers to be as polite and professional as possible.
If you cuss at them or refuse to verify your number, it won't get taken off. They have instructions to hang up if the respondent gets rude.

Just be nice, most of them are exactly like me. Students at MSU that can't find a job in the small town. There aren't many jobs available, and this was actually a really good company to work for. They aren't bad people and what they do is respectable. Don't assume everyone is selling something.
 Mar 15th, 2010
Yes, the entity is truly rude. They call, trigger the answering machine, and hang up.

Even on weekends they call.
Steve B
 Mar 13th, 2010
Throughbred RES No Message
 Feb 23rd, 2010
 Feb 21st, 2010
 Feb 21st, 2010
Would anyone care to send Smiff a dictionary? I'm surprised he spelled idiot correctly; not much else in his message was.
rating Smiff
 Jan 09th, 2010
Interesting that the website shown is now down, allegedly under conxtruction. More likely it is hiding from the cops.

And think of what you see on your CallerID: Wilkerson Ass isn't this really the best description of Wilkerson one could come up with?
fan NOT
 Jan 09th, 2010
stated they would pay $35 for a 5-7 min survey on pizza wanted to speak to a male 18 or older and then a female was not interested said they would mail a check i did not believe them and did not do the survey
m duke
 Dec 16th, 2009
The son of a bitch called again and I told them we will report them..and the bitch just laughed...and said they have the right to call. Well we shall see about that!
no name
 Nov 07th, 2009
these Bastards call us several times a day...day and night....why can't we put a stop to it...we are on the do not call list...I am so fed up with this crap!!!!!
No Name
 Nov 07th, 2009
Who are these people (Thoroughbred Re)?... They have called a total of 5 times using 270-643-0222 and 270-650-2080... No message.
 Nov 06th, 2009
Who are these people (Thoroughbred Re)?... They have called a total of times using 270-643-0222 and 270-650-2080... No message.
 Nov 06th, 2009
Called twice so far. Answered their questions about the H1N1 flu and vaccine. Asked my opinion if there will be a shortage of the vaccine...
 Nov 01st, 2009
Called left no message...just hung up
 Sep 19th, 2009
Been getting 2 calls aday, say's Madisonville KY. No msg left. I called back; blocking my number, of course! Recording said Wilkerson & assoc. So I simply block the number out. If they use other number's I'll just keep blocking till they get the msg! 9-18-09
D Smith
 Sep 18th, 2009
Whoever it is, it's pretty sneaky to hide behind a false Caller ID. I've never donated to any Thoroughbred rescues, so, thankfully, I figured it was a scam ID. They didn't leave a message, but if they continue to call, I'll behaving words with them.
 Sep 09th, 2009
I worked at Wilkerson and I would like to say, they do research on advertisements and some other things, but I worked as a survey operator, and if they call telling you they are calling on behalf of Medicare, that is 100% true. It is not a scam, they dont ask any personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers or anything like that and they do not try to sell you anything or beg you to donate to them. They absolutely are contracted by Medicare to conduct a yearly survey on patient satisfaction. It's all legal and its all legitimate. They will call on Sundays occasionally, because it is government sponsored and the government doesn't give a damn about the sabbath, lol. If you are on a Do Not Call list it doesn't apply to this because it is government sponsored, legitimate, and not a sales call. No need to freak out about it. The easiest way to take care of these calls is to take 15 minutes out of your day, take the survey, and vent your opinions about Medicare. It will only help you in the end. Not answering wont work because the computer automatically puts you in to recieve another call. And please folks, dont take it out on the people on the phone...we're just doing our jobs like you do yours. As for anything else they say, I cant personally tell you anything, but I did the Medicare survey for them and its legit.
Former Employee
 Jun 22nd, 2009
We have been recieving harrassing phone calls from 270-985-1110. When I try to call them back I get an all circuits busy signal. The name on my phone shows thoroughbred re. I am on the 'Do Not Call List' who are they? They claim they are calling about medicare and want my husband. He is not a medicare receipent. When I ask questions they hang up.
 May 28th, 2009
asked for a former wife of 25 years ago, claimed they were from Medicare records.
Richard Maloon
 May 12th, 2009
Smiff says it is a survey taking company, but their website also says, "Exploratory research to test consumer reaction to “new” ads." To test consumer reaction to ads, sounds like telemarketing to me, or its first cousin.

Good idea about sending them faxes. I sent a company 22 pages of a fax, with a very large font, one repeated sentence on each page. It worked. They stopped.
 May 12th, 2009
If you have a fax machine send them a fax at 502-459-8392 It will get their attention more than email.
 May 12th, 2009
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 Apr 30th, 2009
Wow Smiff. That is pretty unprofessional to call people idiots. Way to represent your company! Good Job. Your and your companies behavior just makes us all want to answer the phone and take your surveys!! Maybe if you and your company were more courteous and professional you would get a better response from the public! I get calls at all hours of the day and night every day of the week. When I have tried to call back I've been hung up on. Change the way you do business!!!!!!!
 Apr 22nd, 2009
i work at wilkerson and associates. its a survey taking company. they arent a telemarketing company so they dont sell you anything. and all you idiots whinin sayin im on the do not call list, they only applies to tele marketers.
 Feb 22nd, 2009
Several calls over the last few days.....I don't pick up on anyone I don't know & can't identify.......Which means that my telephone is only about 30% useful......Alexander Graham Bell must be turning over in his grave......
Bill Graham
 Oct 08th, 2008
called...left no message on the machine
 Sep 11th, 2008
Whoever they are, I'm reporting them to the Do Not Call Registry. Everybody should do the same.
 Jun 20th, 2008
No clue who this is. Only rang three times, not enough for my machine to pick up.
 Jun 17th, 2008
They also operate from 270-631-0300. Sometimes the caller ID box lists Henderson, KY and sometimes it lists A. Wilkerson. One time they got sneaky and all it said was W A !!!!!

I've been getting calls almost every day or evening for weeks. I finally googled A. Wilkerson and came upon this website. Glad to know I'm among many complaining!
 Jun 11th, 2008
Received call from 270-643-0222
I am on the Do Not Call List like most others who have made reports to this site.
You can find out why you still get calls at the Q&A section of the http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm

It is item number 28.
 Jun 06th, 2008
They call every day, sometimes twice a day. Never a message and I don't pick up when I am at home
 May 13th, 2008
Who are these bozo's and why call on a Saturday evening? Scam artist problely
Ed Rooney
 Apr 19th, 2008
No message, just sat there on machine with call center background.
 Apr 16th, 2008
The company is Wilkerson and ASSociates out of Louisville, KY.
They do market research, and tele-sales
Their http://www.wilkersonresearch.com/contatct.htm
Their Vice President of research is Vic Walsh
email address: Vic.walsh@wilkersonresearch.com
Send him a thousand e.mails or phone calls, do your own research with them and their staff
If your on the NATIONAL DNC list...REPORT THEM
 Apr 02nd, 2008
No message was left, either on voicemail, or answering machine.
 Mar 29th, 2008
This number showed up on my caller ID on 3/28/08, No message
 Mar 29th, 2008
Someone posted the e-mail address of the company and who we should sent it to. I requested to be removed. I hope it works. I also hope you do the same. They called at 8:00p.m..
 Mar 27th, 2008
called twice I speak to them in German and they hang up LOL
 Mar 22nd, 2008
Stop calling my mother's phone!!! Wilkerson & Ass. ph# showing: 270-643-0222
Kay Homol
 Mar 15th, 2008
They called at 5 minutes to 8pm and asked for my late mother!
 Nov 28th, 2007
They called during dinner. It went to the answering machine and they left no message.
 Nov 09th, 2007
The company is Wilkerson and Associates out of Louisville, KY. They do market research, and tele-sales. here is their website. http://www.wilkersonresearch.com/contatct.htm and their Vice President of research is Vic Walsh and his email address is Vic.walsh@wilkersonresearch.com . Send him a line and let him know that you want your number off their list and that you don't want to be call anymore.
 Nov 03rd, 2007
Got a couple calls from this number and Wilkerson ass is on the caller ID
 Nov 01st, 2007
I got a call from them this evening (10/22/2007). No message.
 Oct 22nd, 2007
2 calls from this number on oct, 20 2007. They left no message.
 Oct 20th, 2007
They won't stop calling here. They are driving us nut. They call late at night. We are so incredibly irritated.
 Oct 20th, 2007
I started getting calls from this number a few days ago. 4 in total already. Called back and the phone just kept ringing. Called later on and got a message saying it is Wilkerson and Assoc.
 Oct 18th, 2007
Sounds like these guys are targeting more females than males. I also participated in the Nielsen TV ratings. They've called 3 times in two days. I'm also on the Do Not call Registry. What can we do to stop them? Any ideas!
 Oct 18th, 2007
This number keeps calling, will not leave message on machine. I'm on the do not call list as well - how do I report them?
 Oct 11th, 2007
The caller represnted herself as not in sales and calling for Kentucky-something-or-the-other with a survey, then proceeded to ask to speak to the MALE head of household, provoking instant outrage from this female head of household!! Where do people get these insane notions???
Anne R
 Sep 14th, 2007
got a call from this number showed up on caller id and they did not leave a message. second time they called today first time yesterday.
 Sep 10th, 2007
I rec'd 3 calls Sunday afternoon and they left no message. *69 I'd the number as 270-643-0220 (?0222). When I called back the phone was identified as Wilkerson Assoc. by recorded message. Apparently closed for the day. No ability to leave them a message. I'm also on the Do Not Call list and will report them.
 Sep 09th, 2007
two calls from them today,tried to call them back to see who they are..no answer,just rang.Wondering who's leaving their name and numer on my caller ID on Sunday.no message left.
 Sep 09th, 2007
Got a call from Wilkerson & Ass. I put them directly to voicemail. I heard typing in the background for 12 seconds. I tried calling the number back, and it rang a number of times (and the ring tone sounded very odd). They never answered and it went to a fast busy signal.
 Sep 06th, 2007