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I did not answer. They left no message.
Nancy
 Apr 28th, 2014
The creeps call and let it ring twice and hang up. It pays to have Caller ID and screen your calls. Stuff like this didn't happen in the 1950s. But then people who had a beef with you could ring your number and leave their phone off the hook for hours. During which time your line was tied up and you could not call out until they hung up. Who is to say things are better now?
Roba
 Mar 14th, 2014
Just got call on my landline. I register all my numbers on DNC but still get these
Suzanne
 Mar 13th, 2014
It's a spoofed telephone number, trolling for active phones (so they can sell the number to other asshole scammers), or pitching either the infamous "Card Services" (Rachael) scam, or the free trip to Bahamas scam. I called the number back 30 seconds after the call, and found it was an invalid (out of service) phone number.

Regarding the Bamahas cruise scam.... there are two scam companies (pretty much owned and operated by the same family of criminals) operating out of the Orlando, FL area ("Caribbean Cruise Lines" and "Bahamian Cruises"). They pitch a free cruise, only have to pay NOW (with a credit card) for taxes and port fees. They don't tell you about all the extra costs, the 2 hour high-pressure real estate sales pitch you have to sit through, or the fact you can't get a refund. It's a SCAM.... even the "costs" they charge you for are grossly inflated over actual fees. People who have given them their credit number have found all kinds of additional charges tacked onto their account.

I filed a formal, written account against one of these companies for violating DNC. I called them "criminals", "scammers", and a "fraud" in written public documents, and you know what, they didn't even blink. A legitimate company would have been howling SLANDER / LIBEL, and threatening legal action.... the fact they didn't challenge my representations of them almost proves they are a criminal operations.

They did claim in their response that all of their calls are to telephone numbers provided by a (mysterious) lead generator that scrubs their lists of numbers in the DNC database.... so that I must have "authorized" the call..... what a bunch of bullshit.

Don't let anyone you like fall for this scam.
Ikillscammers
 Mar 13th, 2014
Caller didn't leave message but other complaints out on this phone number say it was a recording about a Bahama Cruise
xxx
 Feb 03rd, 2014
Caller didn't answer when I pick up. Harassing. No caller ID just phone #
Joyce
 Jan 25th, 2014
Received a call today from Atlanta area. Did not pick up. No message.
Barbara
 Jan 25th, 2014
Called this morning - didn't leave voice mail. No caller id, just phone #
Ken
 Jan 24th, 2014
Unknown caller, never left VM, haven't returned call
Bill M.
 Dec 31st, 2013
No message
mark brewnsten
 Dec 12th, 2013
More SPAM from Toronto. Thanks Mayor Ford!
LBJ
 Dec 12th, 2013
Did not answer. No message.
Al
 Dec 12th, 2013
@ColdCallKiller - good tip. I do the same thing, saving junk calls to a contact called "Junk call". In iOS7, you can then block that contact from future calls.
thomas
 Dec 12th, 2013
called at 16:56 Pacific, Dec 11
I did not recognize number...and did not pick up.
thomas
 Dec 12th, 2013
Bast@rds called my cell... "You have won a cruise to the Bahamas". Hahaha.... has anyone ever actually gone to the Bahamas on these guy's prize-nickle? Wish there was a way to block calls from my cell brand... can't find it. Snake Oil Salesmen & Snake Oil Ladies...hahaha. They must actually make money this way.... PT Barnum's great quote must be sadly correct.
Tommy
 Dec 11th, 2013
did not pick up. Looks like it is doing alot of calling today.
ed
 Dec 11th, 2013
unknown caller, not first time this number has called my phone which is on the do not call list.
kathy
 Dec 11th, 2013
Unknown Caller - Answered my phone, said hello twice and the end abruptly ended without a response.
Thomas Lutz
 Dec 11th, 2013
Recorded message saying I won a cruise. I hung up.
notgoing
 Dec 11th, 2013
I tried calling back and got busy or fast busy (both)
Richp
 Dec 11th, 2013
I got so many free vacation to the Bahamas from these people I would never have to come home. lol they call at least 5 times a week.
mike
 Dec 11th, 2013
Received a call.  Did not pick up.  I'm in the Midwest, United States.  Based on reports I'm reading in this block, I'm guessing that this is a computer that is searching/seeking out numbers.

If you have a smart phone, here's what I suggest you do...

1) In your Contacts/Address Book, create a Contact with the name "DO NOT CALL" or "DO NOT ANSWER"

2) Every time an unrecognized number calls you, DON'T ANSWER--let it ring through, and then Google the number and see what sites like this, and others, say about the number.

3) If suspicious, add the number to your "DO NOT CALL" contact.  On more recent phones running Android, for example... a single contact can have 20, 25, even 30 different phone numbers associated with them!

4) If your phone won't let you add any more numbers to your contact, start another contact... call it "DO NOT CALL2"... and then "DO NOT CALL3"... etc.

You'd be surprised how many of these numbers cycle around.  A lot of telemarketers and scam artists use the same numbers over and over again.  Florida, in particular, is a hotbed of criminal activity, especially the fraudulent telemarketer type.
ColdCallKiller
 Dec 11th, 2013
Must be an auto-dialer. Got 15 calls in an hour. Finally put on airplane mode. They seem to have stopped for now.
Angela
 Dec 11th, 2013
Interrupted my meeting. Didn't bother to pick up.
Richard
 Dec 11th, 2013
Got a call, don't know this number. Did not pick up.
Alex
 Dec 11th, 2013
This number appeared on my cell phone I did not answer did not recognize number do not want returned calls. Using my minutes
mary
 Dec 10th, 2013
Came in on Texas cell phone.
TS
 Dec 10th, 2013
Called my cell, left no message. I don't know any "Sharon Duffey."
SCA
 Dec 10th, 2013
Free Cruise....yeah, right!
GS
 Dec 10th, 2013
I did not answer the phone; they didn't leave a message.
Averse to Spam
 Dec 10th, 2013
Free cruise!
your dad
 Dec 10th, 2013
When I answered they hung up
Nate Johnson
 Dec 10th, 2013
No answer, hung up when I picked up the line.
Patrick Olson
 Dec 10th, 2013
robot caller selling free cruise spam
tim
 Dec 10th, 2013
Just called me from the number you try to call back goes straight to voicemail.
eric everhard
 Dec 10th, 2013
Scam call, do not answer.
Joe Mamma
 Dec 10th, 2013

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