I have been getting a call from this number twice sometimes 3 or 4 a day/night for about 2 months now. =(
Washington Oct 03rd, 2006
I have only gotten one call, but I did not reconize the number.
I just recieved a call from this number at 7:40 AM. I told the man on the phone to remove my name from his list, and he started yelling "WHY WHY" Isn't there anything we can do to stop these people? Are we as consumers powerless against this??? I don't think so... Someone tell me what we can do, and we will do it...Call me at 7:40 in the morning...
I got a call from this number again today. It never leaves a message and hangs up as soonas i pick up. I want it ti quit!!!
I received calls from this number atleast for the last couple of months. A man in foriegn accent informing me of sending a free CD on how to obtaing govt. grants and tried to get my CC# or my account information. He got agitated and hung up on me when I refused to give him information and rather wanted his name and address so that I can mail $3.99 in cash or send a money order to cover for shipping.
California Oct 02nd, 2006
I've received a couple calls from this number but never answered it. I just got one today at 2:50 on 10-2-06. The number 301-392-8230 is what came up on my caller id.
These b@st@rds keep calling my cell phone. REALLY getting me upset. Usually between 8 and 9 pm Pacific time. I am in LA and zip code is 90717. I was reading another blog with the same thing, just different company and phone number. Here is the link: http://enemiesblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/hot-lead-co-818-638-8049
cut and paste it into your browser. It gives good info on what can be done as far as legal action.
I have gotten this call every night for about a month and a half now.
On the other blog, the company was using a California area code while the business was in Texas. Could be the case here also.
I got a call from this number for the first time this morning. Since there was no message, I did a google search and found this site. My zip code is 55418.
I HAVE GOTTEN SEVERAL CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER, NOTHING SHOWS UP ON THE CALLER ID OTHER THAN THE PHONE NUMBER BECAUSE THEY ARE CALLING MY CELL PHONE, I HAVE ASKED TO BE PUT ON THERE DO NOT CALL LIST, AND I STILL GET THE CALLS, I FOUND OUT THE NUMBER IS BAISED OUT OF MD. THEY SAY THERE CALLING FOR E BAY, SO I CALLED E BAY AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS NOT ONE OF THERE NUMBERS AND THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK INTO IT. I CALLED VERIZON IN MD, BECAUSE THEY ARE THE PHONE PROVIDERS FOR THIS NUMBER, AND THEY SAID THEY CANT DO ANYTHING WITH OUT A COURT ORDER, I HAVE TRIED TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE BBB. BUT WITHOUT AN ADDRESS I CANT, SO I WENT AND FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE AT WWW.IC3.GOV WHICH IS A SITE TO HELP IN THESE KIND OF SITUATIONS, I WOULD ASK THAT EVER ONE THAT IS GETTING CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER TO REPORT THEM SO WE CAN GET THEM TO STOP.
I got a call vfrom the number. No message left.
Call came to my cell phone at 07:07pm 09/27/06. They did not leave a message.
Zip code is 97124.
I have gotten several calls from this number 3013928230. They just sit on the voice mail for 30 seconds wihtout even leaving a message You can here 'cafeteria-like' noise in the background but they never say a word. I am really getting irritated with this.What can we do to get this stopped. Right now I just dont answer but this is my office phone. I just want it stopped. Yes I have called back the number and there is no response---- or it says -"invalid mailbox number" and other times it just says the extension is not available at this time. HELP STOP THIS MADNESS!oh dates --9 27 06 at 8:33 am, 9 26 06 at3:24 pm, 9 25 06 at 2:54 pm; others that have been erased can only retrieved through the university by special request. If you need the numbers , I can get them for you. In which case, please email firstname.lastname@example.org )Peace and Harmony MSF
These people keep calling my house at all times, morning, night.
Called looking for Muhamed Josef? NFC
I called my phone company about these calls today and the lady told me the calls are coming from a Verizon phone. I'm calling them tomorrow and requesting they shut off this person's phone.
A non us woman answered the phone saying her name was Daffiney. Wanted my debit card # for grant.
So I hung up. Then she called again so I said no and hung up again. When I back tracked them I couldn't find anything.
I got a call from this number today at 10:43am. I didn't answer it because I am at work and didn't recognize the number. But since I now know it's a scam maybe I can have some fun with them later if they call back. I can play the same game!! Zip Code 01833
Massachusetts Sep 26th, 2006
They call my cell once or twice a week .first time someone said "(my name)?"I said yes.?.then heard arabic in background..laughter hung up..second time "(my name)?"(arabic voice) I said yes what do you want?"the government gave me your info that you were submitting a grant..I'm calling to tell you you're in pre approval..blah blah blah.."I told her I didnt apply stop calling me.."she said but the govt told us to call you.." I hung up..now I ignore the calls..Wish I could block them..
Washington Sep 25th, 2006
What the hell do these people want? They call all hours of the day and I get in fights with the bitchy woman on the phone! She is bothering me! What can we do about these people and who are they????
Been getting repeated calls from unknown on my work cell phone. just got one today at home...1:40 pm
This number has called me repeatedly and WILL NOT STOP! They call at 8 am 9 am and 12 pm. They called a few weeks ago like 2 times and then it stopped for a while. Now they have called the last 3 days in a row! 9/20, 9/21 and 9/22! Never once have they left a message. I have tried calling back but always get a recording saying to enter a mailbox number or that the extension is not available... WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE and how did they get all of our number??? It's making me crazy!
This number has called me repeatedly and WILL NOT STOP! They call at 8 am 9 am and 12 pm. Never once have they left a message. I have tried calling back but always get a recording saying to enter a mailbox number or that the extension is not available... WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE and how did they get all of our number??? It's making me crazy!
These assholes keep calling me too. I will murder them and eat their babies if it continues much longer.
I told them I dont have a credit card and they still keep calling.
They wont take a money order and will only accept a credit card. That makes me think it is a credit card scam.
It was about a grant writting packet.
But, I dont trust them anymore since they are so insistant on getting a credit card.
No legit company operates like that.
Washington Sep 21st, 2006
I have been gettin calls from this number for a while...probably a month now, but b/c they are calling my cell I never answer. They are the reason I have registered all of my telephone #'s on the Federal Do Not Call List. They call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. repeatedly!!! How can we make this STOP?
I recieve numerous calls daily from this number. I never answer unrecognized calls, b/c I believe if it's important, a message will be left & I will call back. From this # there is never a message. After reading a few comments on this page, I called it, & a recording asked me to dial in the mailbox number I wished to speak to. Naturally I hung up. I merely wanted to see if I got the same message as the others. I had no number to dial anyway since no message was ever left! "They" have been calling me for weeks, & as I said many times a day. The timing varies, but has been as early as 8 AM, & as late as 10 PM, perhaps later.
Got a phone call from this number and did not answer, received the call on 9/21/06 at about 9:15 AM .
call came in 9-20-06, Caller ID showed storesonline, think its a nigeria scam saying I won a lottery. so far this summer I've won over 14 lotteries from overseas, man are people really this stupid,
New Jersey Sep 20th, 2006
I have received several calls from this number. Not sure who it is from because I won't answer it if I don't know the number, but no one ever leaves a message on my voicemail.
They called Sept 19, 2006 at 8:23 p.m. out of Maryland.
Really annoying. Called me twice at dinner
(7:30 p.m.) which I did not answer but recieved a message of what sounded like background t.v.
New Jersey Sep 20th, 2006
I ve been calle d by the # twice both times I did not reach it in time. when I called back it said " this extention is not avalible at this time." very annoying but they called at 9:45 pm on the 15th and @ 8:57 pm on the 18th its on my cell so its a waste of my min!!!! plus im on the do not call list for this number, I think there is a crime going down here!!!
This number calls my phone several times a day beginning at 8am in the morning till about 10pm at night. I do not answer, but when I tried to call the number back I get a recording saying this extension does not exist.
California Sep 18th, 2006
I recvd a call from ph# 301-392-8230. The person on the other end sounded like a computer voice. What ws weird they askd for me by my full name. Of course I didn't give that info. I asked who they are, they stated I filled out an online grant for apartments & they std they are calling from Gothem/Gothlem ??? They weren't too clear. I told them I am on an important business call & I request their Co. name & number & I would call them back. The person said sure sure sure repeatdly like a broken record & hung up on me. I did a search on that number. It is a verizon number & based out of MD. Be careful. Apparently this is a scam...They did try to get my info. FYI :
I was called twice today. 10:45am & 5:43pm. My zip code is 10705. May God Bless Them All!
If you try to call the number back, a voice mail comes on and says the number is unavaiable. Who are these people and what do they want?
I ahve been receiving calls from this number for the past month, I work night shift so I am always sleeping during the day when they call, no messages have been left. they have called at least 10 times in the past month (Aug-Sept 2006)and won't stop calling. No name comes on the screen my zip code is 58504
North Dakota Sep 15th, 2006
THis number called my cell oine at 2:49 pm pacific time today. A return call got the 'extention not available' recording.
California Sep 14th, 2006
this # 301-392-8230 is from a place that does government grants, a cd you can get absolutly free all you got to do is give them your debid or credit card # for the shipping. do not do this and check out their website. www.gsassistant.com . they are crooks.
number also called from 301-392-0230
got address K&B Dawson 10190 Ford Run Place
Charolette Hall MD 20622-4617. from phone reversal!
I just did a search online in intellius and found the number belongs to a Verizon, Inc co., in Charles County MD..
There calling my cell & office leaving no messages. However when calling the number back I get a pre-recorded message. How do get them from continuing to call?
They have called me three times this week. Twice on Monday at 4:22 and at 9:30
and today at 3:33 in the afternoon.
i just hate when i answer the phone and have to wait for somebody to talk. and then i cannot understand them because their english is not spoken well.
Thanks for the info I thought it was a wrong number so i didn't answer it
i started getting the calls two days ago, good thing we have the internet and there are so many of you who have alerted us to the scam, thank you for that.
Same as everyone else. I found the number to be from LaPlata, Maryland and the number is carried by Verizon. No other info found.
This number called, after repeated hello's finally got a voice on other end. Poor connection, but sounded like telemarketer. Finally hung up after a few seconds.
this number called at 11:13 p.m. and twice that day earlier and once the day before. when i called it back during the day, it said this extension not available. it said name unknown. thia was 9/10/06 adn9/11/06. postal code 01915
This # called me today. It sounded like a young girl on the other end but i couldn't understand her(To much static). If anyone could tell me who it is please email me at email@example.com thanx in advance,
Also, I noticed the first comment was posted on 08/21/06, which was the first date they started calling my # at 830 PM (pacific time)
California Sep 11th, 2006
Been getting this call almost nightly M-F calling around 830 PM, never a message left. The comments from others here suggest it is some kind of telemarketing for "grantwriting"? but I never solicited for any such info.
California Sep 11th, 2006
Have received several calls from this # over the past few weeks. Never answered and they never left a message. Latest call today at 8:40. My husband Googled the # and found this site. Glad to know it's a scam, wish I could block the #
Yes, I also have recieved calls from this number and once again this morning so I decided to try and look this number up and I found this site. It is very irritating and they never leave a message or anything. I also called that number back and heard "this extension is not available"! This is ridiculous!!!
I got a call from these ppl this morning. Then again in the afternoon. both times i picked up, but the first time they didn't say anything. Second time, they got so far as to ask me why i was laughing about the call. Claiming it wasn't funny, blah blah blah.
Did a search on my niffty Area code finder and found that the number was coming from the Silver Spring/Washington D.C. suburbs/Frederick, MD area. Hope it helps.
Basterds using up my minutes!
This number started calling my home @ 8:27am listed as StoresOnLine...
What could have been so important that they had to speak to me and me only.
I have an answering machine, they could have left a message, a return phone number, or both.
The only reason I know who rang my phone is because, like most of us, I have Caller ID.
I then Googled the number and name, a found this forum.
Don't bother to call the number back, It has a loop recording.
My zip code is 22471.
called again i did not anwser
California Sep 07th, 2006
this number called my cell. no response after i said hello.
California Sep 07th, 2006
This company had started to call about 2 or 3 weeks ago and my wife had answered the phone. I did sign up for a grant for my business about 4 months ago but not through this company. Since my wife (not knowing who they were) verified I live here they have kept calling since. They would not tell my wife who they were or what they wanted. I found this site and found out from ya'll who they were. Now they call about 2 or 3 times a day, the latest call coming around 9:45 P.M.
This phone # has called me repeatedly for the last week. And when i try calling it back it states...."This extension is currently unavailable". If it was important they would have left a message. I don't answer numbers I have no idea who it is.
I first got a call from this number on Labor Day around noon. I missed the call but knew it couldn't be anyone or anything important since they called on Labor Day of all days. I tried to call back and got some pre-recorded message that i see everyone else got as well. They continue to call me twice or three times daily since. I answered once and a woman went on to tell me about a government grant, etc. I hung up on her seeing as there is no way she could be serious since they initially called me on Labor Day. No one who is serious calls you on a holiday.
There are a lot of people on this. these idiots hsould get a different number.
THIS NUMBER HAS SO FAR CALLED MY PHONE TWICE...ONCE YESTERDAY AT 2:27PM (9/4/06) AND ONCE TODAY AT 11:02AM (9/5/05)
09/03 We rec'd this call to our cell phone, did not answer it. What a great webpage this is!! Thanks for the info
I received a call on my cell phone from this number around 5:30 pm. I didn't recognize the number so I didn't answer and no message was left. I'm glad I Googled the number.
Washington Sep 05th, 2006
This number called my cell. when i called it back it said this extention is no longer avalible
I have received calls from this number on my cell phone on these dates at the times followed 7/31/2006 at2:52 p.m, 8/31/2006 at 5:00 p.m and on 9/01/2006 at 2:25. I did not answer it don't know who it is from. I don't plan on answering it.
The message center sais
" This extension is not available".
This company called be today at 1:27 pm. This number has called me before on 8/28/2006 but in the evening. It just showed the number no name.
Washington Sep 01st, 2006
The number is a follow up call from filling out information from a junk email about govt. grants you might be qualified for that you or someone from your residence filled out. That's how they obtained your number and all they want is for you to pay the shipping, like 4.99 or so, for a CD giving you all the information about free grants you might be eligible for from the govt.
It's not a scam, more of a follow up telemarketing call. But they sure are persistant arent'they?? lol:)
This number keeps calling me. Sometimes in the morning as early as 8am then sometimes in the evening. I don't answer it because I think its a telemarketer.
I also just got a call from this number and it was a foreign sounding lady calling about a grant. She called my home number which is an unpublished number. I have no idea how she got the number. I just hung up as soon as she mentioned the word "grant."
I've been receiving phone calls from this # for 2 wks straight. The phone calls occur several times during the day at different times: 8am, 12 noon, 5 pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, but no later than 10pm. I kept missing these calls. My caller ID states the call is from "301-392-8230". The calls then stop for a week, then it started up again this week. Every time, the person did not leave a message. I figured if the call is important they would've left a message. When I called the # back, there's a recording that "this ext. is currently not available." A friend of mine told me to google the #. I'm glad I did, because now I know it's a scam.
We got a call from this number at 8 pm at our home number. I just answered and hung up right away. Zip code is 56307
The caller called at 12:30pm, 1:12 pm, and 7:31pm it just shows the number, then it is a foreign sounding lady.
these people keep calling my cell phone.i want to sue them .i don`t know them .they keep calling and calling.i`m reporting them to a law office to see what can be done about it
Well, I finally answered the call and an asian speaking female pretended to be calling on behalf of the Federal Government re:my request for Grant information. I listened to her speal only to discover that she was working for a company that employed professional grant writers.
These people will not stop calling.. Somebody make them stop!!!! They call 3-4 times a day.. I have told them repeatedly that they have the wrong number and not to call back, they always call back.
301-392-8230 - keeps calling me and not leaving a message. So I checked out this site to see who or what it was. I beleive it to be a scam also. Anyone know how to stop these bad calls?
I did not let them get far enough to ask for my cc number. But, if you have, the address to file a fraud complaint with the FBI is "complaint.ic3.gov." They get a LOT of complaints so don't expect a personal reply
I received a cal from this number both yesterday and today. There is no nmae associated with it, just the number. I have a cell phone only, and they called at 8:16a.m. est today,08/31/2006.
I got a call from this number twice today on my cell phone. They call me at least once a day. I don't answer the call.
I get calls from this number on my cell phone several times a day for the past six weeks. The last one was tonight at 8:23 p.m.
I haven't answered and now that I read the comments here-- I don't plan to. (Unless I have a loud whistle to blow in the phone when I do!)
My hubby got a call from this number on his cell. No message. Now I know not to answer. Thanks. Zip 98133
Washington Aug 31st, 2006
I continually get calls from this number on my cell phone stating that I recently applied for a government grant and wanted to know what type of grant I was looking for. I'm sure that the next question would have been what is your SS#. I think it is worth a class action law suit against this fraudulant organization.
I have been getting this call for a couple days now, I have said no to them multiple times and as I start to say no they hang up mid-sentence. They called back again today I told her to go F her self and stop calling me lets see what happends.
I am on the great do not call list for both my state and federal. Lot of good that does. This number rings and nobody answers. 8:41pm on 08/30/2006.
This number was identified as "STORESONLINE" when they called at 3:50pm EST on 8/30/06 to my home phone in zip code area 48532. The eastern Indian sounding female asked to speak with my husband and did not care to leave a message. I asked to be removed from the company's calling list and was hung up on.
they call on my cell phone about 2-3 times a day. It is a man with a foreign accent who never leaves message because I am at work and cannot answer. When I do answer they talk about some grant I applied for online. Then I hang up.
South Dakota Aug 30th, 2006
got a call from this number on 1/30/06 (today) and it called me 3 times. I did not answer it. My zip code is 78414.
I have received at least 8 calls from this number over the last 3 days but I have not answered it. Today, 8/30/06 I received 3 calls about 10 minutes apart and I did not answer. I figured that this is a scam because if you call the number back it says the ext. is unavailable.
This number called my cell. I didnt answer it but he started to chuckle and said in an Asian accent "Do you have a visa" I could also hear other people in the background taking calls. Zio Code 77087
ME TOO GOT THIS CALL TWICE IN HOUSTON BASE.
THIS SEEMS TO BE A HUGE SCAM OR TRAP.
WHY FBI OR ANY GOVE AGENCY CANT OR DONT GET THESE CROOKS AND TRACK DOWN??
HOW WE CAN REPORT THIS TO FBI NOW??????
FBI HAS NOW NEW TOOLS OF PHONE TRACKING AND TAPPING.
HOPE SOME ONE WILL DO IT NOW.
I have gotten many calls from this number that started a few days ago. They call around 9:30am and have called may times after that. This is really annoying. They only call my cell phone. My postal code is 12303. I got a call from them this morning at about 9:30am and then again at 12:50pm that was just today. This is getting to be a real pain in the ass.
I have been call from this number for about a week. I did't answer because I didn't know the number . I am so glad I google the number to find out it was a scam.
got a call from unknown name from 301-392-8230 at 9:56 am est on aug. 30th, 2006. I called back and got message stating this extentio is not available at this time.
I received a call from this number 8-30-06 at 9:02am to my cell phone.I missed the call and when I dialed the number back it said this extension is currently unavailable.
Called between 8pm to 9pm. Caller ID says Maryland. No message left.
Call every night from 5-8 pm and will not stop calling. Zip code 85009