I have told them several times I am not interested and to put me on their do not call list. They keep calling! I know legally I can take action on this but at this time I am unsure of what steps to follow.
We tell our kids do not answer any calls that say "unavailable".
It shouldn't come to this.
After I found this site tonight, I called them back. I spoke to a GAbby. She told me they do not give their last names. Gabby told me the supervisor is only in 8-3 when I requested to speak to such. I at least have a phone call to the company on my phone bill now to prove I called them. I also have a list of the times they've called me tracked on our phone intake log.
If I can take any legal action that we are "supposed " to have for this type of harassment, please advise!!! I'd be willing to join you all in having some type of compensation for my time.
I received a call from this number and when I answered they hung up. It's from a company called "Promo Readers" which is a total scam to get you to purchase their magazines (DON'T FALL FOR IT!). If you call 303-975-8836
a real person answers the phone and they'll put you on their do not call list. She was very nice (must have to deal with pissed off people a lot). I didn't even ask how they got my number or what they were calling about. Actually, I didn't even ask to be put on the do not call list. All I said was "I received a call from one of your other numbers and they hung up when I answered" She replied with "It must have been a dropped call. What is your number so I can take you off our list?". We'll see if the calls continue...
They call at least 3 times a day asking for my husband. They say they will not stop calling because they are calling for him, not for me. I even said I was him and then they called me out on the lie and hung up on me. Usually they block their phone number, and I know it's them because they are the only company calling and harassing me! My husband works a four 12-hour work week, so he's not here when they try to telemarket, and I can't get them to stop! He never ordered any magazines, and I have never ever purchased any with a credit card! The one time we were home and I told him to get on the phone and tell them to stop calling, they said they would after they got the credit card number, and he actually looked for it! Thank God he couldn't find his wallet! This is a massive scam, and I dont' know how to get them to stop or who to report them to!
They have been calling me as well. In fact, when I told them in a not-so-plesant manner what they could do with their "magazines" and hung up on them, they called back...21 times in 15 minutes!!! Even blowing an air-horn into the telephone does NOT deter these people from calling! Trust me...
annonymous Aug 04th, 2010
I was able to find Anthony Hooks personal info. I have his home address, home phone #, and the folks living in his household. How about I give him a taste of his own medicine and call him at home as many times as he calls mine and not speak like he does. Does anyone want his personal info? I have filed with the FCC also, called the company in Denver and will file with every company I can find. These harassing phone calls are going to stop my way not his.
I found there mailing address and additional phone number: Promo Readers, 939 S. Harlan St, Lakewood, Co. #303-975-8836
. Today I was finally able to speak to a person since the coward that keeps harassing me for the last 2-3 months refuses to speak and just listens then hangs up on me. I filed a formal complaint with the Colorado Attorney Generals Office. The cowards phone #303-922-9710 refuses to answer his phone whenever I call back to give him a taste of his own medicine. I invite him to come on down to TEXAS so I can see him face to face and take care of his problem.
They need to stop calling my house the person they asked to talk to does not live here and never has. My phone number has been ours for over 18 yrs. We get calls from the above phone number almost daily and at times twice daily. I will file a formal complaint with BBB if the calls do not stop we are registered with our state "do not call" and the "national do not call lists".
Julie Fernandez Jul 10th, 2010
After numerous persistant and repeated calls from "PROMO READERS 303-922-9710" I continue to file complaints with the do not call registry (donotcall.gov) and "PROMO READERS 303-922-9710" continues to be a nuisance and continues to harass me. No wonder they say, "So what." when you tell them you're on the do not call registry and when you tell them you're going to file a complaint no wonder they say, "Good luck with that." I am exhausted. The only thing I can think of is to continue to report them. I've also thought of reporting them to my local law enforcement and the Denver, CO police department:
Denver Police Headquarters
Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204-4507
Main - 720.913.6010
Fax - 720.913.7063
1311 W. 46th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Main - 720.913.0548
Fax - 720.913.0558
If anyone can think of anything else to stop this company from harassing us, please post.
they called stating that they were a courtasy call from a magazine, i asked them from what magazine and they hung up they have called 6 times in the past 3 hours. I am tired of it, just leave me alone your courtasy calls are not such the courtasy call anymore
Claims to work for a magazine publisher. Confirms name and address information then states a "manager" will call for customer survey. The second call is from a cell phone in California 626-273-8235
. Wants to "upgrade" my account with a $16 a month charge for all magazines subscriptions. When I asked for the name of the company they hung up.
Promo Readers. It's a company that will try to sell you magazine subscriptions under the ruse that they are just trying to extend your current subscription for $2.99. If you ask what magazines, they'll hang up.
This Phone number has been "owned" by Promo Readers Since December of 2008. Anthony Hook is in no way afilliated with the calls being made from this number. Promo Readers is a Lakewood, CO telemarketing company that is aupposedly affliated with New Readers Service. The CO Attorney General and the FBI internet Fraud depaterment have been notifued and are looking into this According to the inital research Qwest listed this number to the Hooks in error and they are victims of a form of identity fraud. Promo Readers is the source of all the aggrevation coming from this phone number and it would be greatly appreciated if angry consumers would stop threatening the Hooks becuase it is misplaced anger.
Tired of this May 19th, 2010
Wife answered, and asked who was calling to tell me and they hung up.
I have gotten at least three calls from this company (that I answered), the last one informed me that since they were calling for my husband, I was not allowed to put my phone number (already on the National Do Not Call list) on their do not call list. I filed a complaint with the FCC online this morning. They can't tell you which magazines they are talking about, but list several that they "might" be talking about.
I wonder if they are connected to Maxim in any way as I see it mentioned here a couple of times and that is a magazine my husband had gotten in the past.
The phone number when you call back rings 4 times then says that the Verizion number you have called has been changed or disconnected... I think this guy just happens to know how to work the system.
The next time these people call they will get my complaint number... and another complaint filed. I'm generally one to just hang up and ignore these calls but these people I'm going to report every single time they call.
These people are independent contractors trying to make commissions by selling magazine subscriptions for New Reader Services. This is the address of their national headquarters -
New Reader Service Inc
1802 North Carson Street, Suite 170
Carson City, NV 89701-1233
New Reader Service is responsible for the conduct of their contractors, so contact them and let them know that Anthony Hook in Denver, Colorado is violating the national Do Not Call list and you will be filing complaints with the FCC and FTC if they fail to take action against their employee.
Received a voice mail message with no message except for noise in the background and a very lewd comment made by someone in the call center. Tried to call back to complain but it was busy all of the time.
We have received six calls from 303-922-9710 from 10:17a.m., Monday, April 19, 2010 through about 10:17 a.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2010. The Caller ID comes up with PROMO READERS and the number listed above. When we answer phone, we say hello at least five times, but no answer. When we tried to call back the number, a message comes on saying something like "this number is no longer in service". This needs to stop. We have passed this on to our local Police Department.
I have received 3 calls from this number today. They leave no message.
I have been receiving at least 4 calls a day from this phone number, but my phone either stops ringing before I pick it up, or else when I answer the phone no one will speak on the other end of the line. When I try calling this number either no one answers or I get a busy signal. My caller I.D. says the caller is "Promo Readers." Whoever they are, I would never deal with them after all they have put me through.
Automatic Telephone Dialing Systems and Artificial or Prerecorded Voice Calls:
The FCC can issue warning citations and impose fines against companies violating or suspected of violating the do-not-call rules, but does not award individual damages. If you receive a telephone solicitation that you think violates any of these rules, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322
) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322
) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232
; or writing to:
Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries & Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
jlovesh4071 Apr 14th, 2010
This Promo Readers group has called 3 times, at almost 9 pm.
I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST and don't want to be bothered
with them. 303-922 9710. I despise all of these nuisance
Reported them to DONOTCALL.gov. Tonight, I got a phone call at 9pm (baby asleep-great.) I answered, no person replied. Then I got a series of beeps that were tuned to sound like music. I waited and after about 20 seconds of the "music", the call disconnected. Called back, no answer. Just finished reporting them. If enough people report, they'll have to stop.
I just filed an online complaint w/the "DoNotCall.gov" federal website.
The same scam as outlined below by others. Today, however, they had the misfortune of having their phone number show up on my caller ID. The other day, it only read: "New Call" but was from the same shysters.
Answer machine on, did not say anything, hung up. I called number back from my cell, rang many times, no one answered. I thought President Obama had stopped these nutty calls. This is the first one I have had in couple of month. Some one needs to arrest this nut.
I finally answered the phone on this guy. When I was explaining that I was not LORI, he hung up on me. Wannabe collector. Call his number for a while to annoy him for fun.
Only the number showed and they, a male voice, asked for a Bill Smith. I told him that he had a wrong number and he hung up. My number is registered with the 'do not call.gov'. I tried calling back and there is never an answer. It is listed as belonging to: Hook, Anthony
2103 S Xavier St
Denver, CO 80219-5007
So I needed a job and saw this "telemarketing" job on the internet. "Readers Services" hired me to make these calls and recite this quote...something like "this is the credit department of your magazine subscription company, your subscriptions are about to expire so if you get a call to renew from them, don't do it. Renew from us right now. All you have to do is agree to pay 2.99 per week for 40 months." Usually the person would ask "well what magazines am I subscribed to?" then I would say "well, anything from vibe to ebony or maxim etc" (what bs we told them depended on the gender or the race of the person). Once they agreed to renew with us, we'd transfer them over to some "customer service" lady that RECORDED the phone call and read a disclaimer saying "by saying 'yes' you are in a binding contract to pay 2.99 per week for 40 months, do you agree to this?"....Once in awhile people were naive enough to say yes... I worked there for one day and quit. These people are all monsters, I felt like a horrible person when I was making these calls, if I answered any question they asked or got diverted from my transcript, I got yelled at. I signed one person all day and still feel awful about it. Cory in Arizona, sorry. These people shouldn't be allowed to do what they do. I wish someone would do something. They are a criminal organization.
We get a call from these people but from different numbers usually -last time I told them my husband doesn't have any subscriptions and they got rude with me -he does but they are all obtained through coke rewards -no credit card info ever used!
report them to
report them Aug 04th, 2009
Wouldn't identify himself - kept saying it was a 'courtesy call' so I hung up.
They call from this number and when I answer they instantly hang up. I finally got sick of it and called it back, it was a busy signal who the heck is this and how do I make it stop?
So the past couple of weeks my husband has been getting calls from a place saying he's in debt and owes money on his Maxim magazines. First of all, he doesn't owe money. We know this because he got it for free. He never gave his credit card to them - nothing. All they have is his address and phone number. Second, whenever they call they specifically ask for my husband. If I answer and specifically say it's his wife they say they'll call back another time and immediately hang up.
Which is funny, because in Missouri ALL OF HIS DEBT is my debt. Which means ANYONE can talk to me without his permission. The only debt that doesn't count for is student loans.
Well, I've tried calling this number back, but it takes me to a voicemail - like one you'd hear for a Verizon phone. I know it's a scam, because they say they've reported him to a collection's agency but his credit is still perfect and they don't have his SSN.
Anyway, I just got off the phone with Maxim and they said if these people call again to tell them you're going to report them to the FCC and Attorney General. It will scare the crap out of them and never call again.
They called and asked for my husband, when I said I was his wife and this is my phone number he said it is a courtesy call and hung up. I called back and it just rings. According to phonenumber.com it is attached to this person:
2103 S Xavier St
Denver, CO 80219-5007
Patrick Vick May 29th, 2009
Call received at 0920AM to a number that is registered on the federal 'Do Not Call' registry. I could hear other people in the background (call center). The person named me by first name, then proceeded to tell me how they (Reader's Service) carry thousands of magazine, and although my current magazine subscription might be current at the time, it's due to expire soon... I interrupted the caller and asked the caller (Brian?) who they were. He responded with something about their company being a magazine subscription service that carriers a large variety of periodicals that changes over time. I then said something like 'So let me see if I've got this right. If I might subscribe to a magazine, then it might be due to expire soon, and you might be the company that I'm subscribing through?' I then indicated that I didn't know who they were or how they got my name. I told him that I wanted him to remove my name and number from their call list, and to never call me again.
Robert Vaessen May 29th, 2009