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The American Diabetes Association is NOT a particularly esteemed charity (see charitynavigator.org on the web wherein they are awarded 1 star out of a potential 4 stars for excellence or lack therof).

Back in the early portion of 2011, we began experiencing phone calls looking for money from this operation (charity might be stretching things a little). At that time, they were using six phone numbers containing geographic area codes and all of them were Virginia or Maryland numbers. Of course, who knows whom they had hired to make the phone calls or what actual phone numbers those calls were coming from after they spoofed these six numbers using geographic area codes onto the Caller ID. You could dial any one of these (spoofed) numbers and listen to a polite recorded message indicating they would call you again (perhaps from InfoCision in Akron). Those numbers all showed ADA along with each number (as shown below) in the Caller ID:
240-210-7102
571-261-0106
410-202-0108
703-291-9032
434-878-9983
301-223-0109

At about September of 2011, ADA decided they needed to get a little sneakyness in to get you to pick up their phone calls by rotating 877 numbers with TOLL FREE CALL in the Caller ID. The numbers were (and, I assume, still are):
877-251-2901
877-255-1077
877-262-9431
877-269-4965

We acquired a Digitone call blocker device (easy to find by that brand name on the web, relatively easy to install and use and about $100 for peace on your phone line). That should explain why we have not seen any of the 10 phone numbers of the two types listed above since that time.

The 877-240-6044 ADA number came to us on 9/27/2012 with the name of ANONYMOUS rather than TOLL FREE CALL in the Caller ID. The 877-232-4020 number came to us similarly on 9/28/2012. We will likely not see either of these numbers again as I have just added both to the list of blocked numbers on the Digitone. Those who wish to spare themselves this kind of
Bill
 Sep 29th, 2012
Had a call ring in at 1223 Central Time on 9/6/11. No one was home and we generally don't answer calls of this type anyway. The Caller ID read "TOLL FREE CALL." We blocked our own phone number going out and called 877-251-2901. A pleasant male voice indicated that we had reached the American Diabetes Association and, among other things, should now dial one to cease receiving such calls in the future. I DO NOT counsel anyone to press one or even to call that number without blocking their own phone number with *67 first. This is a new wrinkle, with the ADA adding a TOLL FREE NUMBER to the other six that rang so incessantly that I had blocked them all back in early March of 2011.

The other six numbers, which I wouild not believe they have abandoned, were:

240-210-7102
571-261-0106
410-202-0108
703-291-9032
434-878-9983
301-223-0109

I now have all seven, including 877-571-2901, blocked from ringing my landline phone. As indicated above, calling them and dialing 1 will be much more likely to get you more phone calls rather than fewer - you will only have told them that your number is alive and working!
Bill
 Sep 07th, 2011
We've gotten this org. calling from different numbers. I guess they think if they don't get us with one number they'll get us with different ones. This makes the Diabetics Assoc. seem less creditable. Therefore no donation from us.
H and T
 Jul 16th, 2011
I suspect it is ADA. They call several times each day under different town & state names. Sometimes the actually use ADA I am a diabetic and an ADA member but their tactics are deplorable. They also use, 571-261-0106, Haymarket, VA, 434-878-9983, Brodnax, Va., 703-291-9032, Triangle, Va. & 240-218-7702. ADA.
cfrass
 Jul 02nd, 2011
I've been receiving at least one call a day from different numbers - all from ADA. I've also been filing complaints on the Do Not Call Registry for each number they try to contact us through. I have no idea who these people are and refuse to answer their calls. Hopefully enough people will file complaints to shut them down.
Bruce
 Jun 27th, 2011
These people are calling seven days a week, at all hours and from different
phone numbers!!
Anne
 Jun 26th, 2011
517-679-0754 Lansing MI
517-261-0106 ADA
301-223-0109 ADA
434-878-9983 DAD
unknown name and number
out of area code
810-835-4028 Flint MI
Becky
 Jun 26th, 2011
The consistent name on my caller ID is "ADA".Tis caller calls most every day except Sundays from different phone numbers which are: There is no message.Just a phone call and then a hang up, everytime.
410-202-0108 (06-21-2011)
301-223-0109 (06-20-2011)
571-261-0106 (06-18-2011)
240-210-7102 (06-17-2011)
410-202-0108 (06-15-2011)
M Heartley
 Jun 21st, 2011
They call us from FOUR DIFFERENT NUMBERS and never leave a message.
Raejean
 Jun 16th, 2011
Theses douchebags call 2-3 times a day, as late as 10PM. Various numbers, all show ADA on call ID: 410-202-0108, 301-223-0109, 434-878-9983, 703-291-9032

I filed complaint at National Do Not Call Registry, Everyone, please do the same to get these people stopped. You don't have to give any personal information other than the phone number receiving the calls!
http://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
jboy
 Jun 10th, 2011
Theses douchebags call 2-3 times a day, as late as 10PM. Various numbers, all show ADA on call ID: 410-202-0108, 301-223-0109, 434-878-9983, 703-291-9032

I filed complaint at National Do Not Call Registry, Everyone, please do the same to get these people stopped. You don't have to give any personal information other than the phone number receiving the calls!
http://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
jboy
 Jun 10th, 2011
Theses douchebags call 2-3 times a day, as late as 10PM. Various numbers, all show ADA on call ID: 410-202-0108, 301-223-0109, 434-878-9983, 703-291-9032

I filed complaint at National Do Not Call Registry, Everyone, please do the same to get these people stopped. You don't have to give any personal information other than the phone number receiving the calls!
http://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
jboy
 Jun 10th, 2011
Theses douchebags call 2-3 times a day, as late as 10PM. Various numbers, all show ADA on call ID: 410-202-0108, 301-223-0109, 434-878-9983, 703-291-9032

I filed complaint at National Do Not Call Registry, Everyone, please do the same to get these people stopped. You don't have to give any personal information other than the phone number receiving the calls!
http://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
jboy
 Jun 10th, 2011
Caller ADA American Diabetes Association

Report to National Do Not Call Registry:
https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
Very Annoyed
 Jun 08th, 2011
had one call day for 4 days and once was even at 8 in the morning but had it awhile back after they stop after a week and picked back up again. decide to pick it up and sound like fax machine so did no good to tell them off. try to redial back but you have to dialed a one to complete the call so didnt wont to pay for long distance call. I am on no call list as well
vw
 Apr 03rd, 2011
This IS the American Diabetes Association. It is non-stop endless calls daily on multiple numbers: 301-223-0109; 410-202-0108; 571-261-0106; 757-769-7127;434-878-9983; 703-291-9032 and 240-210-7102. They are becoming an annoying group. I have supported them in the past and have an ADA membership but no more. I'm fed up with this type of solicitating. (see comments from Fed Up below, same as mine!!).
George
 Mar 31st, 2011
I receive calls from ADA every day. The last few days in March 5th,6th,7th,8th & 9th. They ring 3 times then hang up. I used to pick up the phone but do not anymore. I have no idea how long I have been receiving these calls but it has been too long. I am beginning to be very concerned on what they are up to.
ADA's phone numbers are! 434-878-9983 248-218-7182 571-261-0106 410-202-0108 301-223-0109. They usually call around 9:AM but not always.These are the numbers they have used in the last five days.Help Someone.
Helen Cast
 Mar 09th, 2011
ADA is NOT the American Diabetes Association. If you just want to put the letters to words it could be American Dental Association, Americans for Democratic Action, Alternative Distribution Alliance, Audio Design Associates, etc... It is also a town in Oklahoma.

Nobody knows who this is. I have read several message boards such as this one and nobody has positively identified the callers origin.
kathy
 Feb 10th, 2011
I too get these bogus ADA calls 3-4 times a day from different #'s. Does no good to tell them to stop calling & letting it go to voicemail does not help. I have started picking the phone up & immediately slamming it back down but not sure that is doing any good. I have thought about blowing a whistle in their ears but afraid they may start calling me at midnight. They called at 9:00PM last night! I am keeping track of all the #'s & turning them into the DONOTCALL I am on, but does not seem to be doing much good. I will write the real ADA with all these #'s soon as I heard they can turn the bogus #'s into their Legal Dept. Here are the #'s I have so far from these jerks!
434-878-9983
301-223-0109
240-210-7102
703-291-9032
571-261-0106
Does anybody know what we can do to get this to stop!?!?!?!
Very Angry
 Feb 01st, 2011
The call came in at 7:20pm. They did not leave a message.
nblisa
 Jan 27th, 2011
American Diabetes Association. I told her we were on the do not call registry, that nobody here had diabetes, and to not call this number again.
Lou
 Jan 26th, 2011
MULTIPLE CALLS FROM 301-223-0109; 434-878-9983; 571-261-0106 & 703-291-9032 IN LAST TWO WEEKS.
ALL SHOW "ADA" [AMERICAN DIABETES ASSTN].
BEEN ON DO NOT CALL LIST "FOREVER".
D
 Aug 24th, 2010
MULTIPLE CALLS FROM 301-223-0109; 434-878-9983; 571-261-0106 & 703-291-9032 IN LAST TWO WEEKS.
ALL SHOW "ADA" [AMERICAN DIABETES ASSTN].
BEEN ON DO NOT CALL LIST "FOREVER".
D
 Aug 24th, 2010
MULTIPLE CALLS FROM 301-223-0109; 434-878-9983; 571-261-0106 & 703-291-9032 IN LAST TWO WEEKS.
ALL SHOW "ADA" [AMERICAN DIABETES ASSTN].
BEEN ON DO NOT CALL LIST "FOREVER".
D
 Aug 24th, 2010
MULTIPLE CALLS FROM 301-223-0109; 434-878-9983; 571-261-0106 & 703-291-9032 IN LAST TWO WEEKS.
ALL SHOW "ADA" [AMERICAN DIABETES ASSTN].
BEEN ON DO NOT CALL LIST "FOREVER".
D
 Aug 24th, 2010
This number called on a Sunday evening, almost 7 pm. Grrrrr. When the answering machine came on, they hung up. It had ADA on the caller ID.
sunandfish
 Aug 08th, 2010
The American Diabetes Assoc is behind this. I called them, thinking these calls were a scam, but the customer service rep told me that they use telemarketers to make these calls - looking for donations. I asked her to take me off the list and she promised she would. That was 1 month ago. I have been reporting each call to donotcall.gov and yesterday I filled out a complaint with bbb.org (The Better Business Bureau) against ADA. Hopefully, something will stop them. This is nothing but harassment.

Here are the other numbers they use:

Phone # Caller ID Location
(301) 223-0109 ADA Williamsport, MD
410-202-0108 ADA Salisbury, MD
434-878-9983 ADA Brodnax, VA
571-261-0106 ADA Haymarket, VA
703-291-9032 ADA Triangle, VA
240-210-7102 ADA
Fed Up
 Jul 28th, 2010
Probably Infocision of Akron OH calling for the Am Diabetes Assn. Note that Infocision records calls w/o notice or permission, illegal in 18 states. Other callers for ADA also record w/o notice or permission.
Fozzie
 Jul 28th, 2010
ADA calls us several times each day and this has been going on for weeks. The few times I've answered they hang up immediately. This can't be a legit charity. Finally decided to Google and see what was up.
These numbers: 703-291-903, 410-202-0108, 240-210-7102, 301-223-0109, 571-26-0105, 434-878-9983
DE
 Jul 22nd, 2010
One of several numbers from which this outfit calls - they never leave a message and often call at odd times
E.Z. Green
 Jul 11th, 2010
See Robs comments below. I get this ADA call on a regular basis, but at different times and differnt caller ids including: 703-291-9032; 571-261-0106; 434-878-9983; 301-223-0109; and 410-202-0108.
DF
 Jul 05th, 2010
Great info. I just removed my number as well! Thanks everyone
Anne
 Jul 03rd, 2010
I receive MANY calls from this number. I called it back and they give their sales pitch saying they are "American Diabeties Assocation" and they tried to contact me, no answer and will call back. I called back 703-291-9032, 301-223-0109 and 410-202-0108 and it's the SAME guy on the recording with the same message saying they are the American Diabeties Association. I called ADA and these calls are NOT coming from ADA. If you receive any recorded calls saying they are ADA please call ADA and let them know the number and the state listed (on caller ID). The number to call is: 800-342-2383. They are turning in all of these bogus numbers to their legal department. This is a crummy thing to do to such a worthy cause as ADA.
LynCoo
 Jun 10th, 2010
My household has been taken over by calls from ADA. I walked and supported this group several years ago, but I've never dealt with this amount of calls from one agency. They call any day, any time and when the machine picks up, it's a hang up call. The last 2 days it has rang twice and then stopped. Numbers I have tracked so far, they all lead me back to ADA: 401-202-0108, 301-223-0109, 240-210-7102, 571-261-0106, 434-878-9983 and 703-291-9032. I'm sure there are more I have missed but I'm getting to the bottom of this and stopping these calls before they make me want to get rid of my land line all together!
K. Stevens
 May 10th, 2010
Thanks so much for the info how to be removed from the list!! Very helpful!!
Petra
 May 10th, 2010
I am receiving calls every day at about the same time (just before 6pm). They all show ADA as the caller and come from different numbers in different area codes. (703)291-9032, 410-202-0108, 301-223-0109.
Not Diabetic
 Apr 29th, 2010
I called it back, a recording came on stating it was the American Diabeties Association and they were attempting to reach me recently. Press 1 to be removed. You enter your number and they remove it.
chris w james
 Apr 16th, 2010
KEEP GETTING THESE CALLS SEVERAL TIMES DAILY EVEN ON SUNDAY MORNINGS!!!! MACHINE PICKS UP BUT NO MESSAGE IS EVER LEFT. PAINS IN THE BUTT.
BRCKY
 Apr 12th, 2010
They also have other numbers 703-291-9032 / 410-202-0108 / 571/261/0106 all under ADA
Joyce
 Apr 12th, 2010
Keep getting these calls 3-4 times a day, 7 days a week! How do you stop them?
Richard
 Apr 06th, 2010
Called back, received recorded message with option to block future calls. Speaker identified caller as American Diabetes Association.
ssprings
 Apr 05th, 2010
In past week, 6 calls from "ADA", every one a different area code & number.
Also: 571-261-0106, 410-202-0108, 703-291-9032, 434-878-9983, 301-223-0109
Does not leave message, hang up.
DW
 Mar 11th, 2010
Received calls from this number several times. No message is ever left and they call all different times of the day.
sandrasss3
 Mar 04th, 2010
American Diabetes Association. I refused to renew their trashy magazine and they called many times to "remind me" to renew. They have been calling for years, even after I told them to stop. In 2010 so far they used these numbers: (434) 878-9983, Broadnax Va.; 410-202-0108, Salisbury, MD; 240 (210) 0109, Waldorf, MD; and 301-223-0109, Williamsport, MD. These scammers and scumbags bother us at all times of the day. From the site "Charitynavigator.org" you'll find some salaries of their valued employees:

Name Title Compensation % of Expenses
Larry Hausner Chief Executive Officer (The person identified as holding the highest position of management, and therefore who would normally be responsible for carrying out the mission of the charity and leading the organization on a day-to-day basis.) $150,785 0.06%
Other Salaries of Note
Lynn B. Nicholas Former Chief Executive Officer (Using information reported on an organization's most recent Form 990, we include as compensation an individual's salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and other allowances. We do not include contributions to benefit plans or compensation deferred to a future date.) $369,847

And they want MORE DONATIONS!!!!
Dave
 Mar 04th, 2010
Just received a call but there was no one on the line when I answered. I called the number back and it was a call from the American Diabetes Association. When you call the number you receive a recorded message and an option to have your phone number removed from their call list. If you do not want them to call you then just call the number back and have your number removed. It is that easy to stop the unwanted calls!! Hope this helps.
E
 Mar 03rd, 2010
Have received calls from "ADA" from two numbers: 301-223-0109 and 240-210-7102. They hang up before the answering machine comes on. No message. I noticed there is an "Ads by Google" to the right of this box saying "American Diabetes Association. You can help make a difference. Please make a donation today" If ADA is the American Diabetes Association, they just lost my support (I am a diabetic). Why is that google ad coming up on this site?
MML
 Mar 03rd, 2010
Have received many calls from ADA. This number and 434-878-9983. No message is left... for obvious reasons.
Ken
 Mar 02nd, 2010
This is a telemarketers number supposedly for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). We give to this organization via the mail, so we are uncertain why we are on a telemarketing list. So far we have identified at least 6 different telemarketing numbers (including the one above)that are from the same organization - each having a different city/state I.D. Also,we are suspicious of any organization that uses such telephone tactics. Here are the other numbers: 703-291-9032; 571-261-0106; 434-878-9983; 301-223-0109; and 410-202-0108.
Rob
 Feb 24th, 2010
I just got a call from 301-223-0109 as well as one from the 571 # earlier. I called the 301 number back and got a recording (American Diabetes Assoc). If you wish to be taken off their call list, just enter your phone number -- no need to speak with anyone. Let's hope it works!
ACSR
 Feb 05th, 2010
I figured this was the American Diabetic Association, but anyone can say anything.
It is originating in Williamsport, Maryland.
Just tell them your sugar is too low to talk right now.
Turok
 Jan 24th, 2010
We've gotten calls either from 301-223-0109 or 703-291-9032. We answer and no one there. ID says ADA.
Lynette
 Jan 19th, 2010
The American Diabetes Assoc. calls daily from different numbers:424-878-9983, 703-291-9032, 410-202-0108-240-210-7102, 301-223-0109 and different cities. No one responds if I say hello. It probably
is an auto-dialer. They keep calling because it is profitable for the telemarketer. Ask them how much is actually spent on program operations.
Misty
 Jan 15th, 2010
Have had a few calls (just recently?) from this number. Let it ring through to voice mail as I do not recognize the number. They/he/she/it never leave a message...
perplexed
 Jan 13th, 2010
Just had a call and hang up from this number. What is this persons problem. Psychopath, no doubt.
Gia
 Jan 13th, 2010
this number is showing up on my caller id as 1-301-2230-109 ADA. the clue that it is spam is the placement of hyphens in the number id.
annoyed
 Jan 12th, 2010
We started receiving these calls after the beginning of 2010. We were away and received calls from 2 other numbers 703-291-9032 and 301-223-0109. This morning they used this number. I have donated in the past skipped this year to donate to some other organizations. I guess they are trying to thank me for past donations!!! Yeah right. I will call and try to get my number off as well. This is one way to get me to find other charities permanently!
Swidgen1
 Jan 07th, 2010
This number keeps calling but never leaves a message on the machine. We don't answer call we are unfamiliar with.
Sally
 Jan 06th, 2010
Left no message and no ID - probably yet ANOTHER bill collector looking for my sister. (NEVER let a family member move in or use your address - or you will suffer with these kinds of annoying calls too)
meh
 Nov 03rd, 2009
American Diabetes Ass. looking for donations. They call from several different numbers. 571-261-0106...410-202-0108.....240-210-7102....301-223-0109....703-291-9032. They even call on Sundays! They have called everyday for a week from the listed numbers I gave.
Ber
 Sep 20th, 2009
hiiiiiiiii
petrer
 Sep 19th, 2009
you dont want to mess with me
grrr
 Sep 17th, 2009
I never pick up...
Bob
 Aug 24th, 2009
idiots keep calling and hanging up on me. complained to https://esupport.fcc.gov/form1088/1088gform.do
asf
 Aug 19th, 2009
Another scammer calling me, I get tons of them, I just let the machine get it.
heidi
 Aug 19th, 2009
another telemarketing piece of total garbage. reported to fcc.gov
WRTY
 Aug 12th, 2009

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