machine
answering
insurance
medicare
texas
line
week
hangs
area
hang
messages
selling medicare supplement insurance, message said press 1 to talk to a rep or press 9 tobe removed
robert
 Apr 23rd, 2009
IF THIS CONTINUES I'LL SEND BRIGHT LIGHT FROM THE HEAVENS AND ERAISE ALL FAMILY MEMBERS FROM BREAKING ONE OF MY LAWS.
THIS IS NOTHING BUT A SCAM, CALLER LIVES IN BAYTOWN TEXAS AREA, WILL SEND MY ANGELS OF DEATH TO ERAISE THINGS.
LETS PRAY
GOD
 Apr 21st, 2009
MAYBE A CLASH ACTION SUIT AGAINST THE LAND LINE PROVIDER MIGHT GET THEM TO DENY SERVICE TO THEIR CLIENT ? Might be someone scoping out your house to see, if anyone is home for intentions of committing burglary ...Again, the land line provider might be held culpable, due to the fact they have been made aware of the calls...
Chris B
 Apr 21st, 2009
They just ring until machine picks up and then they hang up. Area code is for the Houston Metro area in Texas.
DeLashmutt
 Apr 20th, 2009
Get calls at least twice a day. I answered and no one is there! I just called and got an answering machine that said to leave a message. However, that part said the message line was filled up!!!!!!!! I sure wish they'd quit calling...it's VERY annoying!!!!!!!!!!1
jlb
 Apr 15th, 2009
this number keeps calling sometimes both my home lines at the same time. We answer and the line hangs up; if the answering machine picks up 'there is never a message'!
jlt
 Apr 15th, 2009
About half a dozen calls in the last two weeks... Then they hang up as soon as I pick up and say "Hello"... Each time I called the number back. It asked me to leave a message, but then said it was not accepting messages at this time. This is very annoying... Can't something be done about these jerks? ... All they are is a hassle, with no purpose that I can see.... And I entered my number into the "Do Not Call" list over a year ago... Isn't there some law aginst this?
L. G.
 Apr 10th, 2009
April 10, 2009 Called twice within 30 minutes. You can report all these no's
to the D-N-C until your fingertips are sore, until the spineless and useless
FCC decides to track these useless and annoying bastards down and prosecute or execute (preferably) them. This will only continue.
al
 Apr 10th, 2009
They call,when i answer no ones there i lay my phone down and check it in a hour or so
and its still connected.This has happened three times i think!!Hope it cost them!! A##H
Robert
 Apr 09th, 2009
no message. pain in the
Oklahoma2
 Apr 07th, 2009
These people need to be stopped, and I "will" stop them. These idiots are calling me over and over, and I am a disabled Vet who doesn't need this sh*t. If they were looking for a fight, they've got one...
Dresden
 Apr 07th, 2009
I called the number back. It asked me to leave a message, but the vm was not accepting messages at this time. the message also cut off what the compay's or persons name
Kathy
 Apr 06th, 2009
Wondering who keeps calling from this munber.Just wish they'd quit!
Sylvia Sigler
 Apr 06th, 2009
whom ever this is just hangs up when I answer the phone.
Patty
 Apr 03rd, 2009
Pre-recorded message pushing some kind of Medicare Supplement Insurance.

I filed complaint at donotcall.gov
Jim
 Apr 02nd, 2009
Just another Do Not Call violator from GSA. Unid tape when you call back.
Michael R
 Apr 01st, 2009
Everytime Gsa calls if I answer I hear a click and then nothing. Everyone needs Phone Tray! I added them to my list and next time they will get the official Ma Bell tone that lets them know that my number has been disconnected!
Dan
 Mar 22nd, 2009
These F---kheads called at 8:45PM, after my kid was in bed. I hate these jerks with a passion, and it seems nobody does anything about them! I'm on the do not call list and will be reporting them. The message said something about buying medicare supplement insurance. Heck, I'm not even old enough for medicare yet! Whoever you are, why don't you get a job a little more honorable, like prostitution, or something.
telehater
 Mar 18th, 2009
You all need to contact your phone provider and file a harassing call report. There is nothing Grande Communications can do about it. You could also call your phone company and have the number blocked. Writing the Attorney General is a good idea as well.
Jimmy
 Mar 17th, 2009
Recently I recieved a few calls from this number and I didn`t pick up the phone neither they left the messages.
Pami
 Mar 16th, 2009
I have received a number of calls recently from this number and I have no debts. Several years ago I had calls like this and when I answered a man told me a sob story about being in jail. He asked me to call a certain number.If I had called it, the pay phone at the Harris County Jail would have been used by cellmates to call whomever and wherever they wanted and the cost would be put on my phone number. It was a scam.
Jenny
 Mar 14th, 2009
I'm on the National & Texas "Do Not Call" lists so "GSA" is in violation of both of these laws by even calling me. This was aimed at senior citizens because you had have Medicare parts “A & B” to participate in their scam. I guess they hope they won't be reported but I'm sick of the interruptions from these "bottom feeders" and hope they get sued and put out of business. Maybe if the owner does some jail time they'll figure it.
MBD
 Mar 13th, 2009
GSA shows on CID. Did not answer. Been hounded lately by bill collectors for debts OVER 5+ yrs old - Figured GSA was one of them. Seems like there is a new emergence of "sell your old collection accounts to new collectors" going on. When this happens, it shows as a *new* debt on your credit report - so in essence, the original debt shows up (in different forms) MUCH longer than the allotted 7 years by the Fair Credit Reporting Act... which is criminal!
TxOpal
 Mar 13th, 2009
Morons calls, option to leave msg. Advised them to F.O. Doubt it will work!
Herb
 Mar 11th, 2009
I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. They called a few times, don't know why.
ryan
 Mar 11th, 2009
I received this call and it was a recording about insurance. I listened to it (not more than 20 seconds) and at the end of the recording it gave me the option to press 9 to get on their DO NOT CALL LIST. We will see if it works. I am on the National Do Not Call List!!!. ALSO A SCAM!!!OBVIOUSLY!
Scott
 Mar 05th, 2009
I have received at least three calls a week from this number. I also do not answer because I don't recognize it, but when I try to call back, it says voicemail is full, please try again. It shows to be originating from Houston City Hall or the Houston Courthouse on a landline provided by Grande Communications Network. Grande's main office is located in San Marcos. Their website is grandecom.com. Grande Communications 512-878-4000 if you would like to call and place a complaint with them. Just spoke with one of their techs and he is trying to determine who has the number and why we are all receiving these calls. He said if it did not clear by end of next week, to have the number blocked by your telephone provider. I have also sent a complaint to the Texas AG's office for this number.
Laura
 Feb 17th, 2009
Not there when I answer. When I called back I reached an answering machine, but the machine was too full to take any more messages. I'm on the do not call list. I suspect this a call center and they call for different companies depending on who hires them that week. Unethical scum as far as I'm concerned..
Oklahoma
 Feb 05th, 2009
Third Party Debt Scavengers, not to be confused with telemarketers. It's legal for them to call and lie to get whatever information they can if they think you owe a debt. Check the statute of limitations for debt collections state by state, chances are, if this is a valid debt, the SOL has long since passed for the harassment to have come this far, the bottom of the slime bucket, so to speak, and the debt is no longer owed. Either way, or even if it's not your debt, simply send a letter (certified return receipt requested) demanding an end to all harassment. This includes all the Debt Scavengers and skip tracers that a reputable (that's debatable) collection agency may hire to obtain any information on you that they can. Even if it turns out to be a valid debt, they have to stop all harassment. Check out the FDCPA (fair debt collection practices agency)

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre18.shtm


Check this website, too, for information on any/all states.

http://www.bcsalliance.com/y_debt_statelaws.html

And be sure to pass this info around anywhere else you might find yourself while trying to find Who's Calling. Never underestimate the sleaziness of these individuals. They will hide behind what appears to be a legit business, H&R block calling to sing Happy Birthday To You), beauty aids, loan companies, warranty companies, local hospitals.... (in my case, it was LSU but shown as L.S.U. on my caller id)If you don't know who's calling, don't answer without looking up the number first.
Shady
 Feb 04th, 2009
ive been getting calls from these people that just want to get under your skin and nerves all they want is to take your info. and steal from you any way that they can.. what pigs< they call from unknown # and out of town #.. hope someone can stop them
isac
 Jan 21st, 2009
Tom, how do you know these calls are coming from Texas? 281 is just an area code displayed but not necessarily where the call came from. In fact these people are sending invalid caller ID to the Telephone Company who sends it along with the call. It is called SPOOFING and people get away with it every day. Unless you have sophisticated tracing capabilities, you can't be sure where any call comes from. Unfortunately the telephone companies don't care to do anything about it and the FEDERAL Do Not Call people can only go after a valid caller ID which these scumbags do not provide.
These people know how the system works and how to easily get around it. The only way you could possibly trap them is to play their game until someone makes contact that can really be traced and then good luck getting any help from the Gov or the telephone company anyway. If you're retired and have nothing better to do and have lots of time and money, maybe you can pursue this and get them caught. Oh, and by the way, they will just change their number and start all over again.
DC
 Jan 21st, 2009
I reported this number to the FCC after NUMEROUS calls, only to receive a letter informing me that my complaint was researched, deemed to be invalid, and that the FCC would take no further action in this matter. What's the point of the Do Not Call Registry if we do our dutiees and report these calls, only to be told we don't know what we're talking about?
insomniact
 Jan 16th, 2009
Reported to FCC. Telemarketing call for burial plans, pre-recorded message. No company or name identified, no call back number. Recording instructs you to "press 1" for information, then asks for your name and phone number - unable to leave any message. Also instructs to "press 9" to be removed from call list, which I doubt would have any effect since this person called an unlisted number on the Do Not Call list! If you call the number back, you get an answering machine that says voicemail is full, call back later.
Melanie
 Jan 10th, 2009
Here is the website where you can report them. Please do. https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
Terry
 Jan 10th, 2009
it is 09 and they are starting up again
marthaindallas
 Jan 06th, 2009
Medicare/Medicaid telemarketing. Answering machine full on call back for number removal
Robert
 Jan 06th, 2009
no one is on the phone...
david
 Oct 28th, 2008
Receive calls from these people at least 4 times a week.I am on the DNC list as well.They called today,woke me from a sound sleep,(I work nights) and then they hang up.I hope whoever this is,will be tracked down and have their phone smashed into 10,000 pieces..I HATE these people.
cx77
 Oct 24th, 2008
Receive calls from this number from several calls a week to several calls a day. This has occured for several months. I do not answer out of area solicitation calls if there is no ID.
kbintexas
 Oct 21st, 2008
This # has called several times lately - I'm not going to answer so why do they continue to call? I'm on DNC but it does no good - WHY CAN'T SOMETHING BE DONE TO STOP THIS TYPE OF JUNK????
jogo
 Oct 20th, 2008
I aslo got a call - when I happened to be home, and listened to the entire message, and then pressed 1 to continue. I also tried hitting 0 for an operator - but that didn't work. I left them a message that I didn't want their calls - wasn't eligible for Medicare/Medicaid/Welfare/AARP - whatever it is that they are selling, and told them that this was their "official warning" to not call.

I also sent an e-mail to the AG's office.
minimemama
 Oct 16th, 2008
This isthe 2nd time this number has called. Have answered due to not knowing who it is.
Penny
 Oct 16th, 2008
Another call from these criminals trying to sell Medicare Supplement coverage! When I called back, got the "voice mailbox is full"- no doubt FULL of COMPLAINTS!

I reported this via email to Atty General's office- thank you for the suggestion!

We need to start filing claims in small claims court for these jerks! If they start losing money, they may get the idea we're ticked!
Karen in Texas
 Oct 11th, 2008
I've received two of these calls in the last few hours. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of people have complained about calls from this number. Many have said they are on the "Do Not Call List". May I suggest that if you will all email the Texas Attorney General and let him know how mad you are about this Texas company violating the law, perhaps he will see the value to his political career of doing something about these people. You can email him at: greg.abbott@oag.state.tx.us. Please, just send him a short email, but be sure to mention the 281-220-0620 phone number. The more emails he gets, the more likely he is to follow-up.
Tom
 Oct 08th, 2008
Message trying to sell me some sort of insurance. Voicemail got it. Allowed to press "9" to opt out. Caller had Texas accent, but after no answer, a foreign accent said "no answer." I hate these scumbags. Am reporting them to the do not call list.
Vicki
 Sep 27th, 2008
SO tired of these scumbags! Call came in at 1249pm today- I wasn't home- left no message. When I called back get male voice w/ "sorry we missed your call. leave your name & number..." NO WAY! Just another telemarketer.
Karen in Texas
 Sep 19th, 2008
please stop this number from calling . they call and never say a word and then hang up.
gaye benton
 Sep 01st, 2008
This seems to be an insurance group or ID fraud group trying to prey on the elderly. Two days ago, the same number rang almost simultaneously on my phone and my Mother's. We live together, and she is 89 and hard of hearing. I picked up her phone and they hung up -- same on my line. But yesterday, my Mother answered (her voice sounds elderly and mine doesn't) -- and they started to ask her if she had Medicare, etc. She is still mentally alert enough to recognize marketing calls and she just hung up on them.
Mary
 Aug 29th, 2008
They call at least 3 times every day. No message. Who are they?
kathy
 Aug 27th, 2008
hung up as soon as I picked up the receiver. Second call in two days.
Matt
 Aug 27th, 2008
Got a call from this number and no one was on the line and i also keep getting calls about the warranty on a car running out but i don't have a car it's totally strange.
jane a
 Aug 22nd, 2008
I just answered this # and it was a insurance company for people whom have A & B on their Social Security Benefits, for a "supposedly" better insurance coverage then is provided from Social Security. They want you to gove name and phone number, so they can call back and try to change you to their plan. For What It's Worth. Thanks Jerry B. I don't have part B on mine.
JerryB
 Aug 15th, 2008
Received one call each day for the last four days. Never any sound when answered. Called back, and recording asks for message, then it says no room for any more messages. Who is this calling?
jdtexas
 Aug 15th, 2008
I dialed back and got some answering machine. did not sound like a business answering machine. Just said hello, sorry I missed you call.
tulsa
 Aug 14th, 2008
They called at 1:25 pm. They are trying to sell some kind of Medicare Insurance. They want me to leave my name and number for them to call back. I didn't. I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST and plan to report them.
Fayetteville AR
 Aug 13th, 2008
2nd call within a week from this number,,,, no one on the line - probably autodialer with voice recognition, hangs up when my anwering achine answers their call........ if you find out who this is post it here and we can report the telemarketer.........
jintexas
 Aug 13th, 2008
Call came in at 12:50 PM and I couldn't get to the phone. The answering machine came on and whoever it was just hung up without leaving a message. I'm guessing it was a telemarketer. I hope they never call back!
Mrs. J
 Aug 12th, 2008
we have had 4 calls from this number. When we answer they hang up
leetlebee
 Aug 12th, 2008
Something to do with insurance - possibly a Medigap type insurer.
Larry
 Aug 12th, 2008
They have called twice today but never left a message
HLH
 Aug 11th, 2008
has called 4 times this morning..just hangs up and when I called back just says leave a message ...have no idea ..also 2 other calls from out of area same thing leaves no message. I will try to answer next time but most likely either bill collector or telemarketer..but so far in last 4 hours they've called 6 times either shows up as Houston Tx or out of area.
Debi
 Aug 11th, 2008
Just hangs us no message
Audra
 Aug 11th, 2008
Got a call just this morning, 8-11 and they hung up as soon as my answering machine picked up.
twinsmom0904
 Aug 11th, 2008
call came in at 11:14 A.M on 08 Aug 2008 - no one there when I answered thephone.
Someone from this same number has called here before but never left a message on my answering machine.
East TX
 Aug 10th, 2008
2 calls from this "unavailable" number and no message left on answering machine.
mwil
 Aug 08th, 2008
3 calls from this number this week.
Mrs. P
 Aug 08th, 2008
Called it back. Answering machine answers says "Sorry we're not able to get to your call, leave a message and we'll call you back". Number is out of Houston, person on machine is male with slight TX accent. No indication of what this place is. Anyone know?
Savannah
 Aug 08th, 2008
Called yesterday and today, leaves no message when answer machine picks up.
mobill
 Aug 08th, 2008
call form this number - no message left hung up immediatley
jintexas
 Aug 07th, 2008

69 Comments