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I have been receiving nightly calls, sometimes 2 a night, for over a week. When pick up to answer there is never anyone there. The number is always busy if you try to call.
Yvonne
 Sep 25th, 2013
on8-03-2013,and on 8-11-2013,along with another at 8 PM,received calls from this! I am on a donotcall list-SHOULD THEY EVEN BE CALLING?Reporting to State do not callcenter.
unknown
 Aug 12th, 2013
They hang up after only 3 rings??? Why?? They are NOT a consumer research group. Complain about them!
Annoyed Person
 Jul 21st, 2013
Called me at 6:45pm & 9:03pm this evening. Didn't answer either call. No messages left. Couldn't care less but good to know it's some b.s. after looking the # up online here.
SWB
 May 29th, 2013
Received this call at 6:09 pm. I'm getting soooo sick of these calls from all over the country!!! I answered and a women by the name of Tawnya (I'm sure not her real name) said she wanted to speak to the youngest male in the house. I told her to get our no. off of their call list......SHE HUNG UP!!!! Tried to call back and just kept getting the busy signal. UGH!!!
M
 Apr 09th, 2013
I pressed "1" and someone answered and offered to touch my "bathing suit area." I was not amused.
Stevie Janowski
 Dec 03rd, 2012
Continually harassing us with multiple calls in a very short period of time.
Bob
 Nov 27th, 2012
I get about three calls a week from this number. The number comes up as TX but after pressing "1" stating no I don't have a alarm system and then "1" again no, no one is monitoring me. It transfer to a real person. I asked where they are based out of she said Oregon. I live in Ohio.I told her to take my number off their call list and she hung up on me.

****Out of state, making their phone number. Bet your ass its a scam.
moocow86
 Nov 20th, 2012
I did press whatever to be removed but obviously have not been removed. I don't think they got the number from FB as FB does not have my # and I still get the calls.
AUF
 Nov 15th, 2012
Called at 9:30 pm! Wanted to speak with the youngest male in the house. I hung up.
Lucy
 Nov 14th, 2012
Called me again today! unlisted cell number. I suspect facebook is behind it and selling phone numbers. but it's not what you KNOW it's what you can PROVE.
Boston
 Nov 14th, 2012
I get calls from this number all the time when I am in school and I call it back but its always busy and it scares me a bit.
Veronica
 Nov 13th, 2012
Caller id call back and number is constant busy. original message put a sign in your yard SCAM.
Jon
 Nov 13th, 2012
trying to sell me a home security system, called my cell phone.
michelle
 Nov 12th, 2012
just called my unlisted cell number. left no message. only online company to have my cell number is FACEBOOK. Hmmm.
Boston
 Nov 09th, 2012
Reported for abuse to the Do Not Call Registry.
This is an alarm company, who says you've won a free security system.
If you press 2 to request your number to be removed, they'll continue to call.
If you press 1 to talk to an operator, and then request your number removed, they hang up on you.
F-U Mothers!
JW
 Nov 08th, 2012
Robocall on home security on my cell phone today, 10/30/12 @ 2:57 PM and I hung up after 2 seconds of listening to the robocall pitch. Unable to call back to 281-825-4339 to request removal as the number rings, busy, busy, busy. However, my cell phone number IS registered on the Do Not Call list and I will be filing a complaint.
Stevie
 Oct 30th, 2012
It was some voice recording about buying a home security system.
Mel
 Oct 30th, 2012
Answered this call, said 'hello' twice and they hung up.
J.N.
 Oct 29th, 2012
Some home security system,,robo call about 4:58 today
Steve
 Oct 25th, 2012
I noticed on my cell phone history that I got a call from (281) 825-4339, today 10/25/2012 at 2:51 PM. The call is listed as "TX, USA". They left no message.
Jim C
 Oct 25th, 2012
Call your states attorney general and report them. If you push one and get the message to be taken off their list nothing really happens. They still call a couple of times a week. You can one and talk to them and just make stuff up and waste their time (just kidding).
David
 Oct 25th, 2012
This alarm company is illegally using this phone number and company name. I called and spoke to someone at the research company. They don't know who is using their name and number.
Bill
 Oct 25th, 2012
This is a pushy home alarm system sales pitch. /block
Jeff
 Oct 22nd, 2012
Selling home security systems. I'm on the do not call list.
DoNotCallMe
 Oct 19th, 2012
Received a junk autodialer call with some message about 'FBI.' Waited for a human to answer and asked to be placed on the DNC listing; person hung up.
DBJ
 Oct 18th, 2012
I had 2 missed calls from this number on October 15th and when they called again today (10/16/12) and I answered whoever was on the other line hung up
Angry Masshole
 Oct 16th, 2012
I've won a "free" security system - lucky me.
L Houser
 Oct 16th, 2012
Some 800Notes comments jive with Winslow. NOW we got us a lawbreaker per the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and TCPA causes of action. Meaning, if you can find the call source you can serve it a summons.

Telemarketing Sales Rule
http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus27-complying-telemarketing-sales-rule

Telephone Consumer Protection Act
http://www.the-dma.org/guidelines/tcpa.shtml
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/policy/TCPA-Rules.pdf [PDF]
Resident47
 Oct 16th, 2012
A bogus research ID hiding a burglar alarm boiler room
Winslow Thrill
 Oct 15th, 2012
Called at 9:30 on a Sunday Night. No message left
Texas
 Oct 08th, 2012
Got a call from this today. No one said hello back. Annoying.
Nico
 Oct 02nd, 2012
Pam, as discussed here over a year ago, DNC listing would not help you in this case. Surveyors are not held by federal law to the thirteen hour daily calling window imposed on sales and debt collection calls. The more polite firms observe similar hours, and only your state law might say any different.
Resident47
 Sep 18th, 2012
I received a call at 9:03 EST from this caller on my landline. I don't have caller id on my home phone and am not on a DNC list BUT can they call after 9:00?
Pam
 Sep 18th, 2012
No message, I didn't answer it
Carol
 Sep 16th, 2012
I saved it in my phone with "Do not Answer" address. Thanks for inputs guys
Barry
 Sep 10th, 2012
They called, but no one answered when I picked up.
Resident
 Sep 05th, 2012
I figure that if someone calls my home that they also must be capable of leaving some sort of message...looking for a specific person. I have college students that I rent to and they have use of my phone since we have no cellular service. I don't answer ever...just very annoying.
mimi
 Aug 24th, 2012
no message - I'm getting tired of all these pointless phone calls being made to my home and now cell phones, there is no escape!!
jogo
 Jun 21st, 2012
SCAM SURVEY
rICHARD
 May 24th, 2012
I answered (on my cell phone) and a woman said something about a voting consumer survey. Then she said I was eligible to participate if I was at least 18. Then she thanked me and said she didn't have any more questions. The thing is, she never asked any questions, and I never provided any information. It seemed like a fishing expedition for working phone numbers.
Michael
 Sep 16th, 2011
''Annoyed'', can you cite the actual federal law which supports your continued harping on DNC? The FTC insists over and again that surveyors are not covered by DNC, unless they also happen to want to sell you something. (... like those Monitronics pitchmen with their foolish ''fire alarm'' counting games) I see no language regarding ''qualifying disclosure'' or whatever. Are you maybe thinking of TCPA or TSR?
Resident47
 Jul 07th, 2011
Again.. Third all in four days.. Still NO MESSAGE and NO IDENTITY. Clearly this caller, no matter who they are, do not care about anyone's rights but their own. I have filed violation of the NDNCR against them and will continue to do so because if they fail to identify themselves then they are in violation because they have failed to provide required information to qualify for any exemptions from the NDNCR.. Especially when calling an UNLISTED/UNPUBLISED CELLULAR PHONE!
Annoyed
 Jun 29th, 2011
We return you now to discussion of a survey caller, named ''Voter Consumer Research'' according to other sites. The firm is exempt from the DNC registry, therefore not in violation, regardless of how ''annoyed'' the calls may make you. A call center rep should be able to add your number to an internal ''no-call'' list on request.

The following URL links to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site *twice* coaxed you to read before you registered your numbers. See items 28 through 32.
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm
Resident47
 Jun 27th, 2011
I may get ''localized complaint forms'' too? Seriously? Why in 2011 would I use paper forms when BBB and the AG can take comments online or via email? And you forgot the FTC itself is the first stop for complaints against the debt industry players they regulate.
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

You offer personal help from ''professional staff''? You mean the same guy who slapped up the MCS website? Plenty of intelligent help is available on several good consumer forums, with far more than one entry and one voice, which do not for the sake of monetizing the unfortunate try to paint a scary picture of practical debtor defense. My top picks for intel and advice are Collectors Exposed, Credit InfoCenter, DebtorBoards, and Ripoff Report. 800Notes often has a good volume of anecdotal evidence, too.

Here's where you get ''the most recent copy'' (last updated Jan 2009) of the FDCPA you promise, handily in PDF, right from the Feds:
http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpajump.shtm

Lots of other things there too, like the staff opinion letters still referenced today in Fair Debt litigation, and a whole friendly breakdown of your rights and options. No paywall around that, either, because as a taxpayer, you've already covered the cost! You want to pay twice for that, go right ahead.

There is, by the way, a great deal more of both work and benefit to this area of consumer law than merely ceasing phone calls. Debt collection problems are not solved with quick fixes but through study and strategy. No one at any price can guarantee a desired outcome. Anyone for free can learn the debt game and how to stop being a pawn and make smart decisions.
Resident47
 Jun 27th, 2011
Uh, yeah, MCS .... Clearly the calls are from a surveyor and not a debt collector.

Blindly spamming a mystery caller site about a lame undercooked site which sells a homebrewed ''Consumer Action Kit'' CD is hardly the way to drum up business. Fifteen bucks for a bunch of papers and forms, and we *still* have to print them ourselves?! Nothing, I wager, on this CD for sale is not already freely available to anyone who can use a search engine and/or make telephone calls. Worse still, the site is full of bad spelling and grammar and can't even spell the cited statute name correctly. It sports a ''blog'' with one, count it, *one* whiny half-arsed aborted entry from April. Yet somehow in the author's mind this site ranks as ''The Web's #1 Resource''?

In my paid order I get ''specifically worded letters''? Yeah, they go, ''I dispute. Please validate. All calls are inconvenient.'' and ''Stop calling this number.'' Please don't tell me these are all-but-the-sink letters which needlessly quote regulations and make shrill threats which the debt collectors turn into dart boards. Oooh, I also get ''special mailing and delivery requirements''? You mean I get a pack of the two little USPS Certified mail forms, or you merely tell me to find and use them like the FTC already advises?

I may get ''localized complaint forms
Resident47
 Jun 27th, 2011
If it's a debt collector, you have rights! Check out www.makethecallsstop.com
MCS
 Jun 27th, 2011
Two calls in two days... This crap is rediculas! What does it take to stop such callers? They don't leave a message and it appears they are using an automated dialer! Now that they have called twice I guess it's time to file complaints against them for violating the National Do Not Call Registry. Sometime in the next two to five years the federal legalbeagals will fix this BS....
Annoyed
 Jun 27th, 2011
I have no idea who this caller is. They did not leave a message and the call came in on my cell phone which is an unlisted/unpublished number. I do not share my cell number with anyone but family and when/if I call it only shows up as the city I live in. Not my name, etc.... My cell number is registered on the National Do Not Call Registry and I am now starting to think that solicitors are using the registry as their own personal calling list provider!!!
Annoyed
 Jun 23rd, 2011

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