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The phone is ringing, and I don't recognize the number,
All Caller ID says is, "NAME UNAVAILABLE".
Please help me figure out who is calling and what they want

Columbia, MD
455 calls reported from this number.
Who CalledCaller IDDate
who knows?NONE2010-04-17
who knowsArbitron2015-09-11
Unknown nameUnknown name2011-06-02
Unknown NameUnknown Name2008-09-29
Unknown NameUnknown Name2008-09-10
unknown nameunknown name2008-05-30
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Unknown CompanyPhone Number2009-06-14
UnknownNo Name2010-06-02
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September 11th, 2015  

Calls every day, never leaves a message. I blocked them, which only seems to make them want to call more - they are now calling up to four times a day. I find them all on the caller ID.

April 20th, 2015   NC

Arbitron, IN, Hang up

October 15th, 2014 RFP3 TX

How long will it take?

May 1st, 2014 xxx OH

National Do Not Call List Says:

What about telephone surveys?
If the call is really for the sole purpose of conducting a survey, it is not covered. Only telemarketing calls are covered — that is, calls that solicit sales of goods or services. Callers purporting to take a survey, but also offering to sell goods or services, must comply with the National Do Not Call Registry.

April 11th, 2014   FL

About Nielsen Audio. We're turning up the volume on radio measurement. Nielsen has completed its acquisition of Arbitron, enhancing the scope of the data and ...

Since 1949, Arbitron producing media ratings and research reports. We find out what radio stations people like you in your community ...

April 10th, 2014 Bob MS

Arbitron. Probably the most persistent nuisance in a long time.
Added to blacklist in blocking phone yet they call daily, morning and night and retry once each time within a minute of getting the fast busy.
Perhaps the lucky ones get a dollar bill from them in junkmail. I took mine to mcdonalds for a large tea while I write this.

March 25th, 2014   CO

Arbitron: message on voice mail says they're doing a radio survey in my area. Called every day, for three to four weeks, around lunch and dinner time. Only began leaving voice mail messages the last three days. Apparently their final call was this morning before breakfast. Suspect it's more than just a survey given the intensity of calling, maybe also collecting data on what phone numbers pick up. If I haven't picked up the phone by now, why do they think pissing me off at 7:30 am will encourage me to answer now?

March 19th, 2014 kes TN

3 days in a row now, same time every day, def hear a click on answering machine. caller id says arbitron, this ticks me off. as i looked arbitron up now, i will be filing a complaint with the BBB here and in Maryland. i too am on DNC list. lotta good that does it seems.

March 5th, 2014 Fed Up LA

They called me last night at 9:40 p.m.. Totally against any policy. Was sleeping. I am also on the Do Not Call list. So much for being on that list.

March 4th, 2014 VTABILL CA

We never answer "unknown Name" or even company or city names that we have no dealings with, assuming that 95% of these will be boiler-room and/or sales solicitations & scams. In this case, the same telephone number changed it's call-out name from "unknown name" to "Columbia, MD" so that peaked my interest to find out who they are. They have called us 4 times in the past 7 months and now I see that they are a company I do not want to hear from so, since I am on the "DO Not Call List" already, and I call them to tell them I don't want any and to put me on their "personal"(?) DNC list and if they still call me, who do I contact next??

February 10th, 2014 Donald WA

For about a month every day except Sundays received calls twice a day from arbitron inc. I wouldn't answer my phone. Finally I did and informed them I had contacted the FBI. They haven't called back.

February 10th, 2014 sherry mcadams AL

I receive a few calls a day from them, it is very annoying. solication calls are suppose to be blocked. do not answer calls if I do not recognize the number or the name. I would appreciate the calls to stop if there is a problem they do not have permission to use this number.

who is arbitron and what do they want??? I had my id was stolen a few years back and have lost some75,000 usd on scams

February 10th, 2014 sherry mcadams AL

I receive a few calls a day from them, it is very annoying. solication calls are suppose to be blocked. do not answer calls if I do not recognize the number or the name. I would appreciate the calls to stop if there is a problem they do not have permission to use this number.

who is arbitron and what do they want??? I had my id was stolen a few years back and have lost some75,000 usdon scams

February 10th, 2014 sherry mcadams AL

I receive a few calls a day from them, it is very annoying. solication calls are suppose to be blocked. do not answer calls if I do not recognize the number or the name. I would appreciate the calls to stop if there is a problem they do not have permission to use this number.

who is arbitron and what do they want???

February 2nd, 2014 Moody FL

Two calls in a week. They must enjoy the fishing.

October 25th, 2013 Jerr NH

410-312-8222, The name says Arbitron, they call several times every day. They say that they are either conducting a survey or hang up. They called Tuesday night at 9;58 PM. That in it's own right is totally illegal according to consumer protection. All of our numbers are on the Federal Do not call list.

October 16th, 2013 R Chandler SC

From Arbitron, Inc. about participating in surveys and they will reimburse you.

October 16th, 2013 Jackson AZ

SCAM: Fake radio listener ratings company, collecting information for identity theft purposes.

Date Time My Request to Caller Caller Response
10/11/13 08:03 PM - Add me to your Do Not Call List and stop calling me.
10/12/13 10:40 AM - Add me to your Do Not Call List and stop calling me. - Sure, no problem.
10/13/13 05:46 PM - Add me to your Do Not Call List and stop calling me. - No worries. We won't call again.
10/13/13 12:56 PM - Add me to your Do Not Call List and stop calling me. - OK, bye
10/14/13 09:22 AM - Add me to your Do Not Call List and stop calling me. - Caller hung up without responding
10/15/13 08:15 AM - Add me to your Do Not Call List and stop calling me. - Caller hung up without responding
10/15/13 09:26 PM - Add me to your Do Not Call List and stop calling me. - We will not call this number again.
I was yelling by the last call. 9:26 pm. Fucking morons.

October 9th, 2013 Idaho Ron ID

I just called 1-410-312-8000. I asked politely to take me off their call list. Nice lady said they would and it would take 24 hours. Done!!!!

October 8th, 2013 Bob AZ

Illegal robo call. Fake survey collecting personal identity information. Refuses to add this number to their DNC list. Multiple violations of Federal law.

September 26th, 2013 payback NM

call this exec and see how much he likes it.
(410) 312-8594

September 24th, 2013 ge MO

Received several calls from this number, no one talks. I found this website and saw comments about a media survey from Arbitron. A couple of weeks ago, we got a letter in the mail from Arbitron with a dollar in it. I kept the dollar and trashed the letter, so now they are calling. I plan on calling this number and asking to be removed from their call list. We'll see!

September 24th, 2013 w.d.bedsaul VA

Please quit F***ing call i don't f**king time dang game!

September 10th, 2013 sd OR

Does media surveys. Suggest you don't answer. They are outside the do not call list. And if you tell them NO them will just keep calling.

September 6th, 2013 Unknown OK

They said they are a ratings company. They keep calling & we keep ignoring the call, I don't know anyone in Maryland. I just added their number to the Blocked call list.

September 6th, 2013 Alice FL

They call 4 times a day. It is for a marketing survey and they claim they are not subject to the do not call registry. I called them and personally advised them that I don't ever want to participate in any survey. They said they would put me on the Arbitron do not call list.

September 6th, 2013 Alice FL

They call 4 times a day. It is for a marketing survey and they claim they are not subject to the do not call registry. I called them and personally advised them that I don't ever want to participate in any survey. They said they would put me on the Arbitron do not call list.

May 7th, 2013 sassy PA

left a message saying they are a survey company about a radio station in my area

April 10th, 2013 lynx MD

some company called Arbitron, told them I was on the DNC list, to remove my number from their system. Lady was very nice and said they wouldn't call here again.

March 19th, 2013 david909 CA

19 March 2013 -- 10:08 am -- Caller ID said "arbitron". Message left was dead air -- no one spoke.

March 19th, 2013 Irritated in Il IL

I have no idea how my phone number got on their calling list, but I want it off & I want them stopped NOW! I am sick & tired of being interrupted at ridiculous times in the evening...& come home to find call after call on my machine.

March 18th, 2013 Samantha FL

Another annoying call just as I sat down for dinner with the family. I'd like to buzz saw the legs off their dining room tables!

March 11th, 2013 Culp OH

I want these calls to stop my huband has already answered your call & told them in no uncertain terms we don't want any more calls & they still keep calling all hrs sometimes up till 9 at night so it had better stop or legal action will be taken.

November 28th, 2012 Suzanne NC

They actually pay you to answer simple surveys about radio stations. They send you money before doing surveys and after.It's cash .

November 20th, 2012 LOL CA



November 4th, 2012 Sam MO

To get them to stop, I wrote the BBB in Maryland, the Attorney General in my state and Maryland and listed them here. I agree with the others, they are not who they say they are. Supposing about what radio station I want to listen to, then they want my name, address, email and all my information...for what?? The more people report them to the Attorney General in Maryland the quicker we can shut them down.

November 3rd, 2012 Fred MO

I have no idea how my phone number got on their calling list, but I want it off. I looked them up on Google and there isn't a working link to do that. I just lost friends on Long Island from Sandy and I got family without power out there. I do not have time to sit and answer stupid questions. Writing the FTC

October 18th, 2012 Ted NY

We are receiving 6 calles every day from Arbitron. How can we have them stop calling us. Ted

October 3rd, 2012 Resident47 RI

Speaking of being ''Not Who They Claim To Be'', Alex Copeland is not ''Too Smart'' if he thinks changing aliases makes his line of crap any less spam-like. The Only Response Alex Copeland Makes To Every Kind Of Call In This Asinine Capitalized Text Style Is To ''Always Answer'' ....

.... even though many telemarketers are paid for a completed call. If call centers were that concerned about their telco bills they would not consider the phone an ideal instrument to get them paid more. The only ones helped by ''always answering'' are the scammers. Makes you wonder about Copeland's stake in consistently giving such faulty advice.

More notes on Copeland's dubious advice are found here from August 2011:

Just to be clear, I don't perceive Arbitron to be fraudulent, but clearly the firm's call patterns create annoyance.

October 3rd, 2012 steven seagal WI

People, sign up for Google Voice. I just added them to my Spam list and I never have to get a call from them again.

September 18th, 2012 TooSmart TN

Beware ! ! ! They Are Not Who They Claim To Be - This Is A Subversive Attempt To Verify Who You Are.
The Only Way To Stop These Kinds Of Calls Is To Make Them Pay. Always Answer - They Have To Pay For Completed Call. Keep Them Talking As Long As Possible With Fake Info So They Have To Pay More.

September 18th, 2012 TooSmar TN

Beware ! ! ! They Are Not Who They Claim To Be - This Is A Subversive Attempt To Verify Who You Are.
The Only Way To Stop These Kinds Of Calls Is To Make Them Pay. Always Answer - They Have To Pay For Completed Call. Keep Them Talking As Long As Possible With Fake Info So They Have To Pay More.

August 22nd, 2012 Laura SC

Arbitron calls every morning around 8 PM and later in the evening too. VERY ANNOYING!!!

May 10th, 2012 James SC

ARBITRION has been calling me as many as 4 anoying calls per day from 410-312-8222 from May 2, - May 9, 2012. They would call late 9:15pm and and early 7:15am, and all thru the day. No person on the line.
I finally would not answer, but they continued calling. I blocked their number, but still had the harrassing first ring and 4 times a day.
I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, filed a complaint with

I looked on this site and found another phone number 410-31-8000 and called it. I got a very nice receptionist who said she would have them take my number off the calling list. She also called me back to say that it was done. She said that a supervisor said that they had trouble with their phone system during this time.

This is a legitimate survey company according to the Maryland AG's office, but they should not have called like this.

I do believe that their receptionist has notified the proper person to get my phone number removed. Again, she was an extremely nice person and helpful.

I suggested some type of opt out selection by leaving a message, if no answer.


April 24th, 2012 knock it off PA

ARBITRON, Columbia, Maryland
THIS IS beyond B.S.!!!
EVERY 10 minutes we get calls, phone rings 4 times then hangs-up

February 25th, 2012 R. Harper OK

We called Arbitron ( back on the same number they called us on and told them to put us on their

November 1st, 2011 Keta VA

called number n it was arbitron

October 16th, 2011 Sue WI

Arbitron is a company doing surveys across the company to learn which radio station(s) your household listens to.
They've been around for a while.

September 30th, 2011 Darla

I got their book, got at least 7 calls from them, spoke to them 5 of the times and they still keep calling. Just got a call at 7:00 in the morning on a weekday AFTER!!! talking to them yesterday AND the day before!! Okay, yes I appreciate the small stipend but seriously?

September 5th, 2011 Terry MA

Arbitron kept calling 2-3 times a day for well over 2 weeks (we don't answer telemarketers). Finally I'd had enough and answered saying they were harrassing me (he claimed he never called before). I told him I have caller ID and yes he was. He was very persistant in lieing about never calling. Told him not to call back. That was 2 days ago and so far they haven't called back. By the way, they were calling morning, noon and night. After 2 weeks of no one answering, you'd think they'd either leave a message or take a hint.

August 12th, 2011 Scam_Fighter AZ

These survey companies are, basically, a bunch of idiots. Since I do NOT want those hucksters calling me, I put my call block on for that area code and prefix. I don't want to be bothered by those phonies!

June 12th, 2011 Reeves AL

This is Arbitron. We made the mistake of saying that we would participate in their radio ratings survey. They sent us the diaries, then called to be sure we got them, then called to be sure we remembered when we were supposed to participate in the survey, then called to ask if we had questions and "can I count on you to return your diary?" If I'm too stupid to understand the instructions with the diary either (1) I'm too stupid to take part in your survey or (2) your instructions aren't very clear. (I have a college degree, so I think I can handle this relatively simple assignment.) When he asked if he could count on me to return the diary, I started to tell him, "No, I'm going to keep it as a token of this wonderful relationship we've had." The next time they ask us to participate, I'm going to tell them that $1 isn't going to get it. I need at least $1,000 for all this trouble.

May 31st, 2011 Roadrash MS

yea they mailed me 2$ per survay and they stoped calling mabe 5 min of my time

May 13th, 2011 Arbitron Inc cf TX

people people i used to work for arbitron and believe some of yall might think there from overseas, but there not. Theres one office in Maryland and another in Texas. Arbitron is just a research company that conducts ratings, its not bad at all. I wish everyone that called me gave me money. As soon as you answer there surveys the calls will stop, and believe me those incentives are pretty good. The cash prices are good, so i would answers those calls if i were you, its not everyday someone calls you to give you money. And the reason why they dont always leaves messages is because they havent called you enough, once theyve kept calling and still no answer is when they start leaving messages and call at earlier or later times. And if you really wanna get rid of them, dont go off by saying "stop calling", or hanging up, or not answering. The only way to stop is by saying "TAKE ME OFF YOURE LIST" those are the majic words to them.

April 19th, 2011 cheb39 MI

These people call all day long. This AM, the first call came at 7:47AM. How do you shut them off?

March 4th, 2011 Adams NC

This is Arbitron, just doing a survey. They have sent me $5 twice for completing very short surveys, so they are cool with me...

February 23rd, 2011 CLEOH OH

Received a letter last week from Arbitron with a $1 bill included. The letter stated that they would be calling regarding a survey on radio and TV and would compensate us further for our time. They did call a few days later. My husband answered and said he couldn't talk at that time. I presume they will call back. If they want to send me a few dollars more for my time, I'll gladly take part in their survey.

November 9th, 2010 Lily MI

No they don't Todd. Maybe you haven't tried asking them, but I have, and I asked NICELY. You're wrong, they will not remove you. They call twice a day at all hours. Apparently I'm being "too nice" and it's time I get a little more aggressive with them since they don't seem to get the hint.

October 9th, 2010 Todd NV

This is the Arbitron Rating Service. They do surveys that are extremely important to the radio stations in your area. They pay you for your listening information, and will remove you from their caller list if you ask them to.

September 15th, 2010 jeff MI

on the do not call list,

September 15th, 2010 JOE


September 10th, 2010 GARY TX


September 8th, 2010 Art GA

By the way, if anyone has sent us money in the mail to participate it must be getting redirected at the Post Office. We have received nothing but harrassing calls.

September 8th, 2010 Art GA

I have received at least 5 calls from this number so far. Twice they left a message that was unintelligible. If they are attempting to do a survey they should at least be using people that are familiar with the English language.
This morning my wife tells me that she answered the phone when they called at 7:30 am and they didn't say anything. Is this harrassment or what????

July 21st, 2010 LadyCane

i have received more than 10 calls a week for the last 5 weeks from this company. after reading many of the posts here, i decided to call them. maybe it's because i have been in sales, retail and customer service for over 20 years.... they are just doing their job. i thought about many of the sales calls & drop by-s i have done over the years. some were excited to hear from me because of the personal rapport i had established previously. some didn't remember meeting me at all. some were bothered that i was referred. the cold calls were always the worst. they weren't expecting me or my company to call on them. i kept all this in mind when i spoke with their representative.

i tried to be nice and polite. i explained that i understand the work they are trying to do and that they aren't trying to sell me anything. i know they are only trying to get me to take a survey. i then explained (NICELY) that i wasn't interested in participating.

BEFORE I COULD EVEN REQUEST IT....Taylor apologized to me for the inconvenience, she asked what my phone number was and said that she would remove my number from the list. she also said that it would take 24 hours, so to please be patient.

i'm ok with that outcome. if you would like a similar, PLEASANT, experience...i would urge you to try handling it the way i did. i couldn't call in the heat of my frustration. i had to wait a few hours after their last call. sometimes a little distraction is all one needs to calm down before a sensitive conversation.

hope you found my comment helpful! :)

July 3rd, 2010 Jay GA

This company is legit. SOme may not like it but, they ARE Legit. They people the general population for ratings.
In the last 2-3 months I have received a letter with 1 Dollar bill in it, twice, Followed by two more " thank you" letters for participating in the surveys, both of which had crisp 5 dollar bills in them. Yesterday I received another letter containing a ten dollar bill " as a gift" to participate in yet another survey, and the amounts keep getting a bit bigger.
No complaints from me. The surveys are fast and easy, and if they call at a bad time, you can request they call back at your convenience. to be honest, a few extra bucks here and there is nice. Arbitron is cool with me. and now I know whos number this was. lol

June 15th, 2010 Donna

Called at 7:36 AM

May 1st, 2010 Mike


April 10th, 2010 Clyde TX

Got the dollar - Thanks!
Don't listen to radio - sorry.

April 10th, 2010 Peaceful1 CO

Having problems with irritating callers on your cellphone? Try checking out your phone's Settings.

There may be a Setting for Restricting Calls. If so, you may be able to set your Outcoming to All, so that you can call whoever, and restrict your Incoming to Contacts only, so that you're only receiving calls from people who you want to speak to. Just a thought.

Oh, and by the way, if you do restrict Incoming to Contacts only, you won't know when non-Contacts are calling. They'll think that they're irritating the hell out of you, even though they're really not, and, if you want to, you can always still pick up messages from them when you check your voicemail.

Hope that this helps, and have a good year. : )

April 10th, 2010 gail lawley AZ

Annoying to put it mildly. They call my Skype number, it never rings, they never leave a message

April 3rd, 2010 Guy AR

So, Im 5 minutes from work and dont wear my hearing aids in the car -- so I cant hear a radio. On the tv, I get closed captioning. I dont listen to the radio. I dont think Id be of benefit.

April 1st, 2010 UncleD

Yes they sent a letter telling we had been selected, and it included a dollar bill. Haven't answered the call yet but now plan to. I don't mind this practice, as long as they let me hang-up within a few minutes. I wish everyone who called us sent a dollar. That'd work. Oh they better not expect any income and race type questions to be answered.

March 23rd, 2010 Diann GA

calls from this number have just started to appear on my phone. no message is left but the name arbitron inc shows up on the caller i.d. I am tired of getting these calls and wish they would stop.

November 15th, 2009 Melvin CA

Ha! Do these calls ever stop? I won't answer, I don't want to do any surveys!

So far they've called 15 times. Positive note: I'm trying to train the dog to not get excited when the phone rings, so when Arbitron calls, I just let it ring and try to teach the dog to be calm and go to his bed.

Calls so far: 11-14 3:54PM, 10:40AM; 11-13 6:42PM, 10:14AM; 11-12 4:59PM, 9:37AM; 11-11 4:42PM, 10:42AM, 8:36AM; 11-10 6:07PM, 10:45AM; 11-09 7:05PM; 11-07 5:57PM; 11-06 7:21PM; 11-05 11:38AM

Hey Arbitron! If you're reading this, try to figure out who I am and do me a favor and remove my number from your call list!

October 23rd, 2009 CF MN

Follow up: E-mailed and requested they place my number on the do not call list and remove from any call lists currently have. Also requested not to participate in any current or future surveys and have no further contact.

Got a response back same day (and have had no calls since): Dear Mr. x,

I have placed your number on Arbitron's Do Not Call list.

As a company, we place a premium on respect and professionalism and take your request very seriously. We regret any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of any phone calls received related to the Arbitron ratings survey.

Thank you and have a good day,


Bonnie L. Pollokoff
Manager, Quality Assurance

October 19th, 2009 CF MN

Started calling last week regarding a radio survey. They have left messages last two calls. They say they are Arbitron Inc.

September 30th, 2009 CB NY

This company started calling me this week. I am shocked they call at 7:30am! I go to work and come home to find different numbers but they all belong to Arbitron Inc. Their company continues to call till nearly 9pm. I don't want to answer as I've never heard of them plus I'm really annoyed they call continuously.

July 20th, 2009 Amber D IA

We did a radio survey for them last year, and I imagine they're calling us trying to get us to do the radio survey again this year.

June 30th, 2009 Andrea MI

We have been receiving phone calls from 410-312-8222 since June 27. I have answered and asked them to stop calling; we have called back and asked them to stop calling. Nothing works. I just sent an email to them requesting that they take us off the list or I will file a complaint with the FTC.

We are listed on the Do Not Call registry, but as a survey company, they are exempt from that and can all. We have not received any surveys from them in the mail.

May 28th, 2009 ALSO solution NJ

I like AlSO's response - please list Arbitron's owner's PERSONAL PHONE NUMBERS so we can call them and see how they like it. Hopefully they will get the point of what their "business" really does - harass people at home.

When I get their numbers my call is going to go like this:

"Hello, I'm calling to do a survey on people's thoughts on receiving phone calls on surveys. Do you
A: Welcome the survery calls - love talking to strangers on the phone
B: Find them annoying
C: Too busy to talk - call again later

Thank you for your time - I will call again in a few days to see if you changed your answer.
Have a great day."

May 21st, 2009 Nick CO

just a quick correction now that a re-read my comment... it's supposed to say a NON unsolicited call at the end.

May 21st, 2009 Nick CO

Just got a call from this number, I never answer calls that aren't in my phone. I had the chance to do a search on the number (which landed me here) but they also left a message telling me they were from Arbitron.

A few months ago I filled out a short survey they mailed me (I think there was $2 in the original and then they sent me another $5 after they received the completed survey).

For all you idiots out there complaining about harassment - chances are you filled out their survey, took their $$$ and if you had any decency at all you'd at least give them a few minutes of your time and complete the radio survey. I plan on doing it, especially since they just sent me another letter with $10. Not a bad deal at all...

If you really don't want to deal with doing the survey, I'm pretty sure if you either email or answer next time they call and tell them you're not interested in participating, they'll stop calling you.

Either way, I think you should stop complaining because, as far as I know, these people don't cold call; they only call those who replied to their initial survey. Thus making it an unsolicited call... pretty sure mine had a disclosure on it stating that they may contact me.

May 7th, 2009 surveyor GA

arbitron media ratings sends out a questionaire in the mail that usually has $2 in it. if you fill it out and send it in they'll send you another $10. they get your number from the questionaire that you send back, so they're only calling you because you wanted the $12 bucks. just email them and they'll stop.

April 29th, 2009 murphy GA

These people are presistant!! They even call my house as late as 9pm! I have small children I am trying to get to sleep! Now that is harrassment!

April 14th, 2009 grandmac

Get a referee whistle that is LOUD> Make sure you have a human on line and then blow it into the phone. They will soon get the message. It will blast them out of their chair. Yea!

April 9th, 2009 DAVE IA


March 28th, 2009 MCS CA

I have them blocked.. My phone will never ring again if they call :)

March 27th, 2009 jj OK

I too sent a message like Carol did an they replied back that
it was a survey for a radio station that for 1 week
every time we heard a radio we were to make it on the form.

March 27th, 2009 jj OK

leaves no message calls real early or late

March 20th, 2009 wanda

who or what company is 410-312-8222??

March 10th, 2009 carol M CA

Simple Solution!

I started receiving a rash of calls from 410-312-8222, which is a company called Arbitron. I sent an email to "" and promptly received the following email (I x'd out the phone numbers):

Thank you for contacting us with your concern.

We take our respondent's requests very seriously. At your request, we have removed the phone number for your household, xxx-xxx-xxxx, from our survey. We have placed it and xxx-xxx-xxxx on Arbitron's "Do Not Call" list. This should prevent them from being selected for any Arbitron projects in the near future. Please allow 12 hours for the system to update.

As a company, we place a premium on respect and professionalism. We regret any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of any phone calls you received related to the Arbitron ratings survey.

Sam Roberts

I haven't received another call since!

Good luck,

February 27th, 2009 LMBK

These bitches call religiously around 9 in the morning. I go to school full time and would like to have extra sleep, but I can't achieve that because Arbitron keeps calling me about some damn radio ratings. Me surveying about radios are not going to help me graduate, their not going to cure my illness. I filed a complaint to their asses so they can never call me again. That and Kantar OPS.

February 12th, 2009 utah residence

this number 410-312-8222 and Arbitron Inc. keep calling everyday and even early morning and late at night. Never leave a message. why you won't leave a message you can't speak english, so stop calling. your disturbing somebody's home.

January 17th, 2009 Keith

Endless calls at all hours

January 8th, 2009 Oakland_CA

My family's unlisted phone number (which is enrolled in National NO CALL List) has started getting nightly calls from this number, which Caller ID only tells us is from "OUT OF AREA" (= long distance). Someone is definitely on the line. But, they don't have the decency to say anything after greeted. HARASSMENT!

January 7th, 2009 Suzanne OH

This group has called my home for the past week, several times a day and they have left a couple of messages to return the call if we were intersted in participating in a rating program. The past couple of days they called at 7:30 am, 8:15 pm then again 7:45 am and just now at 10:20 am. They left a messsage last night saying they were trying one last time to see if we wanted to participate. As you can see, it was not "one last time".

January 3rd, 2009 Murray UT

They call daily about the same time every day (noon +/- Mountain time). No message left.

December 5th, 2008 JD

Called today for first time at 1:21 pm, left no message. Since we are unlisted and unpublished, they must be using autobots to call. We have ability to block if they keep calling.

November 12th, 2008 fed up

File a complaint with the Maryland Attorney General's office. This is the information you will need: Arbitron Ratings Chris Johnson Arbitron Ratings 9705 Patuxent Woods Drive Columbia, MD 21046-1521 Phone: 800-638-7091 The Attorney General's website follows. There is a link on here for "File a Consumer Complaint" Make sure you document how often they call, what time of day they call, what is said, etc. I have already done this and have already received a response. It works and it will get these creeps stopped.

November 8th, 2008 Joe

We found a very simple solution for all annoyance calls. We did some research on telephones and went to Best Buy and purchased a Panasonic phone Model KX-TG9333 DECT 6.0. This model has three handsets but you can get the same model with one, two or three. It allows you to block up to 20 phone numbers as long as you have Caller ID. It rings once or twice then disconnects the call. The caller never hears anything. The readout on the phone and the "missed call" list shows "Call Blocked". Just make sure you let the phone ring once or twice to see if it's a blocked call or someone you want to talk to. WE LOVE IT!!!!

November 6th, 2008 Texas

We have received two calls from this number asking if they have reached a business. Wording was identical on both calls they asked if they were calling a number that was one # off from ours. Said thank you and hung up.

October 29th, 2008 .claudia NY

They call any time morning afternoon and night....... they get my ans. machine or I pick up and hang up..very annoying. Once it said push 8 or 9 to be removed from the list. I did it..never did any good. This has been going on for some time.

October 23rd, 2008 Dave

If the call from 410-312-8222 is identified as in the previous comment as Arbitron then they want to get you to sign up for a radio poll.

October 21st, 2008 UNKNOWN


October 15th, 2008 Ralph Sputum IL

Give them bin Laden's phone number

October 3rd, 2008 Tommy AL

I answered the call, and the rep said she was calling for Arbitron. She wanted me to participate in research regarding radio listening habits.

September 26th, 2008 Christine UT

I have had all my #'s on the "Do not call" list for several months. They also call my cell phone, it is supposed to be illegal for telemarketers to call a Cell phone. I have told them to take my # off the list many times, then someone new calls When I ask to speak with a supervisor they hang up.

September 5th, 2008 stachild VT

Sent a letter saying I had been picked to complete a radio station survey and they'd be getting in touch with me by phone.
I had this happen before and couldn't get them to leave me alone, so finally did the survey (even though I never listen to the radio and wrote this on each day)
I don't like how they harrass you and don't give you a choice.
I once had the Nielson TV survey place do the same thing, kept calling, finally sent me the booklet anyway, didn't have a way to say NO.
I'm on the DNC list, so why are they still calling?

August 22nd, 2008 Brian KS

I just started getting these calls as well. I tried emailing them at (from an email address I never use) to get them to cease and desist.
I think everyone who receives these annoying calls should send Abritron an annoying letter or post card ... with postage due that they have to pay if possible.
Here is there address with some a-hole's name who you are supposed to write:

Chris Johnson
Arbitron Ratings
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046-1521

Or call them from an upspecified phone number ... their number:

August 1st, 2008 HCWE MD

This company started calling the last few days and they call at least twice a day. They always let the call go to our voicemail and then all we hear is background chatter and they hang up.

July 24th, 2008 John Doe

How do you get rid of these guys calling from 410-312-8222

July 12th, 2008 private

no greeting-demanded to know if she was calling a home or business-rude, agressive-kept repeating same thing over and over

July 2nd, 2008 Lisa reports that:
Mrs. Patricia O'Donnell, VP, Legal & Business Affairs - (410) 312-8000

is the Appropriate contact to complain to at Arbitron,Inc for harassing phone calls. We also see that 2 people in 2008 have filed complaints with the BBB. There will be a third complaint tomorrow if they call us again.

July 2nd, 2008 Trish

Husband answered a call this weekend & told them that he listens to satellite radio both at home & in his car, he was asked to participate in a survey & he declined. He also declined for ALL other family members in the household.

Company has called every day at least 3 times a day since last Friday June 27,2008, even though he declined to participate in their survey. Somehow they still want to intrude on our privacy, get our address , ages & other info. We respectfully have declined to be in their survey. We are now REPORTING THEM to the BBB for harassment. We have asked them not to call more than 5 times. We will consider reporting it to the Direct Marketing Association. Or to the Attorney General of this state if the calls continue. What part of NO do they not understand?

June 28th, 2008 geo

arbitron thinks i have some equiptment and Sara keeps calling to get it back. She doesn't listen or is on crack because i have a cell phone that is a new number to me and there is not way i can help her reach the people who had the number before. I have e mailed arbitron and asked them to fix her, but now someone else is calling to get the stuff back but I don't have it and i don't know how to get it for them.

June 25th, 2008 n-i-d CO

Received call from these guys. After recognizing that the number they auto dialed was a business, guy asked to verify my number so he could remove it from their database. Interesting, very interesting...

June 22nd, 2008 So. Cal CA

Called 4 times, left one msg, identified herself with Arbitron, but left no call back number

June 5th, 2008 fran SC

These people are calling 2 & 3x a day. I never answer.

June 2nd, 2008 AZ AZ

Radio/TV ratings surveys
They are legit

June 2nd, 2008 AZ AZ

They are legit.

May 28th, 2008 pist in montana MT

these guys have called numerous times. today at 7:30am i let them have it. told them not to call here again. also iam listed on the gov do not call list. found a link in this further down I will call all the vice presidents if i get calls again. I will call and hang up like they do. and re send and re send and re send each time I get called. definitly arbitron inc.

May 24th, 2008 Lisa IA

I went to their website and sent an email to stating that if they continued to call me, I would file a complaint with my telephone service provider. Received a reply that they had added me to "their" do not call list. Time will tell.

May 22nd, 2008 tired of BS OR

These A HOLES call at least once a night and as many as three times a day never leave a message. Have had at least 45, probably more from them in the last 15 days WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THEM, if I did talk to them I would only swear at them for as long as I could until they hung up on me.

May 16th, 2008 DeeDee

This is supposed to be their contact e-mail address. I suggest we all send to them and annoy them as much as they annoy us. 05/16/08

May 16th, 2008 DeeDee

Arbitron Radio Survey Company won't stop calling they are in Columbia, MD. My husband is ill and I think this is harassment since I've asked them not to call me.

May 14th, 2008 Cliff Simpson IL

They called at 9:16 EST and when I answered the phone with my company name, the girl on the other phone asked if this was a business. I said it was and She said that they were going to take us off of there list.

May 13th, 2008 unknown MT

I have no solicitation through phone company as well as registered on the Do Not Call Registry & yet I still get this call? Is this legal?? Call came in at 8:25p my time which would be 10:25p Maryland time.

May 9th, 2008 kay

tell them DO NOT CALL/They never leave message

May 7th, 2008 SM VA

They call over and over and over. Sometimes leaving messages, sometimes not.

They've been calling non-stop for at least a week. Just in the past 3 days they have called at 4:30pm, 8:45pm . . . the next day at 9:00am, 11:45am, 7:45pm and today at 7:55am, 2:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:30pm. They left a message on my answering machine today at 6:30pm saying "We were just trying to contact you ONE LAST TIME to see if you would like to be part of our research survey about local radio stations." ONE LAST TIME, I think not.

THEN they called again at 9:30pm saying "This is ____ calling from Arbitron. We aren't trying to sell anything. We do surveys on local radio listeners in your area and were just wondering what radio stations you listen to." I told the girl we listen exclusively to satellite radio, do NOT listen to local radio stations and that it was 9:30pm and I DO NOT appreciate telemarketing calls especially not this late at night. Her answer was "Um, whatever." then just sat there on the line not saying anything until I finally hung up on her.

We shall see if that actually stops the calls . . . :(

April 24th, 2008 rr MA

They call several times per day and leave no message. I have even left them a message to take my number off their list but no response. They still keep calling. How do you stop this?

April 22nd, 2008 Ann TX

The called and I told them I was on the "No Call List." They said their company didn't apply since they are not selling anything, just taking a radio survey. I told them I was not interested. The next week I received a card with $2 asking me to either call or go online to take this survey. Did nothing. A week later I received two calls in one day, didn't answer and they left no message.

April 18th, 2008 findalefinnie WA

motha fuckers call me one more god damned time and Ima kill em bitch ass shit heads interrupted a movie, sleep, and sex. Fuck them the hardest! They just called me at 7:36.

April 12th, 2008 w b LA

I got a $1.00 in the mail to, ask me to go to their site and register to take a survey. i out the dollar in my pocket and I do not want to take a survey, I did not ask them to send me a dollar and I am tired of them calling. I am also on the do not call list. And registered again 2 weeks ago, does no good.

April 10th, 2008 ike TN

arbitron inc. in MD survey company asking me what radio station i listen to, but later in the conversation started asking me about home address, family members and their age..gudness this is too personal for me to give!duh!

April 9th, 2008 Natalie CA

This caller hangs up, no messages, no person at other end. Called at 10:27 Pm and again at 6:07 AM the next morning. Odd Hours for non emergency calls.

March 27th, 2008 nyc NY

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March 19th, 2008 Texas TX

When I told her we were on the DoNotCall list and that 7:45 was too early even if we weren't, she replied "Well, some people want us to call and this is the only time we can catch them." I said "I'm not one of them. Please remove me from your list." TO which she said "You're welcome."

March 18th, 2008 NY Lance NY

Got a call at my work number.

February 22nd, 2008 Joe H. WA

Has called numerous times over the last two weeks, sometimes more than once a day, and as late as 9:05 PM.

December 1st, 2007 Tony ID

Called my computer number (Skype) which I don't publish and very rarely use. No message. I have recently been getting a lot of other calls recently but register as unknown.

November 15th, 2007 Sofy CA

This company also calls using the number 800-638-7091. Arbitron has now called my home 14 times since Nov. 6, 2007. The last one was this morning (Nov. 14, 2007) at 7:30. I consider this harrassment. If this were an ex spouse, I would be filing for a restraining order about now. I have caller ID so I never picked up, but they have left 3 messages on my answering machine. They did identify themselves but also made it sound like it was imperative that I call them back. They also promised on their message yesterday that it would be the last one. Not so! I got the last 2 calls today. I googled their name and found an article on Forbes site - Seems Arbitron's reputation is sinking and they are desperate to get survey participants, hence the harassing phone calls. Don't these people get a clue when no one ever picks up?!? Does anyone know if this kind of unwelcome harassment has any legal basis for a restraining order, or at least threats of one?

November 1st, 2007 orange county

I got an am call while at work about a radio/TV survey and then tonight got this number calling me and i didn't answer. Looked it up to see who was calling me and found this website. Hope to hell they don't KEEP caliing me.

October 31st, 2007 Sacramento CA

They call and call early and late

October 31st, 2007 Gary

Arbitron called 13 times this week, got same dollar in the mail, Talked to A richard, told him we were on the National "DO NOT CALL" list he said they were not governed or restricted by that list but he would take me off the list anyway......we'll see....I'm not going to hold my breath.....G

October 25th, 2007 Just FYI

I just wanted to let Laurie (10-18-07) know that it is not ILLEGAL to send cash thru the US Mail. Just not advisable since the envelope could open any where along the way and that cash could disappear without a trace and no way of recovering it.
As for Arbitron, I've participated before. They were polite enough and seemed to be glad I was participating. The only thing that started to get irritating was when they called to make sure I had received my packet - 2 or 3 times. I guess nobody was making notes. Then they called 2 or 3 times to remind me to submit my responses after I already had (online). I guess they still weren't making or reading notes. But they were always polite.
I have to say, though, that I like Also's (05/28/07) solution the best.

October 24th, 2007 Wisconsin

They may be annoying but they are legitimate and one of the primary ratings companies for radio stations. They are exempt from Do Not Call. I researched them and participated in the survey a few years ago (it consists of logging what radio stations you listen to for a week) because I wanted my favorite stations and shows to get better ratings:-) They never attempted to sell anything then or later.
I was randomly selected again (it's random computer generation of phone numbers), and they have called several times (and sent the dollars).
They have been reasonable when I have dealt with them, so it is may be worth picking up the phone to tell them you don't want to participate.

October 18th, 2007 Laurie

also get calls from this company all the time and got the letter and $1 in the mail. If I am not mistaken isn't it illegal to send cash through the mail?

October 16th, 2007 Mary FL

Calls but leaves no messages. I called it back & advised them to remove my # from their list, lady advised me it would take 24 hours to remove it. Comes up as Unknown on my caller ID. But company is Arbitron.

October 2nd, 2007 Brian WI

called at 8:30 and left no message.

September 27th, 2007 Dana

Don't know who it is, keeps calling

September 17th, 2007 Glenn FL

Left no message

September 10th, 2007 Bill AZ

We were called by this caller September 9, 2007 even though I am on the do not call registry

September 5th, 2007 Dale WA

This company calls day and night. They refuse to give up!

September 1st, 2007 Andrea FL

Called several times this week-twice today. They have not left a message on the answering machine.

August 29th, 2007 Jan IL

got call but I cant hear
or speak because I am
total deafness.
omit 812 637 ----

July 25th, 2007 giniffer FL

i just wish they would stop calling

July 14th, 2007 Billy

Caller ID come up with "Unknown Caller". They have called on 14 July, 946 am; 13 July, 922 am; 11 July, 837 am & 930 am.

July 12th, 2007 Mike WA

They called us to make sure we got our ratings record sheets. We're an Arbitron family. HEAR THAT RADIO PEOPLE? I FREAKIN' OWN YOU NOW!

July 11th, 2007 da_knees OR

Cripes almighty!! They've called five times, no message. Get a clue, I'm never going to pick up the phone for you.

July 7th, 2007 Gregg

Fort Worth, TX left no message

June 16th, 2007 ladybug

i got a letter from them in the mail with a dollar in it. like less than a week later they called for the first time. i answered the survey, which took like 2 minutes to do, and that was it. they told me they would send me a small cash reward as a token of appreciation. like four days later, they sent me the letter they promised with two dollars in it, thanking me for participating. that was like three months ago, and they havent called me since. so if you all just answer their survey the first time, which took me less time than it did to come onto this website and leave a comment, everything will be fine. just stop complaining, and you will get two bucks and never get bothered again.

June 7th, 2007 Pat GA

Called at 7:29

May 31st, 2007 unknown PA


May 29th, 2007 nn NJ

i got a letter from them in the mail with a dollar in it. like less than a week later they called for the first time. i answered the survey, which took like 2 minutes to do, and that was it. they told me they would send me a small cash reward as a token of appreciation. like four days later, they sent me the letter they promised with two dollars in it, thanking me for participating. that was like three months ago, and they havent called me since. so if you all just answer their survey the first time, which took me less time than it did to come onto this website and leave a comment, everything will be fine. just stop complaining, and you will get two bucks and never get bothered again.

May 28th, 2007 Also MA

Call the senior management at home. Their names are listed in their SEC filings because it is public information. Its pretty easy to get a home phone number off of the internet. It really makes them mad when I call them at home, but I just explain the rules. They call me at home, I call them at home. They often have trouble getting the calls to stop too! But, they usually are successful after two or three calls from me. Its hilarious because they just get furious. I'm never profane or vulgar. Its not illegal to call someone at home.

May 28th, 2007 Wow MA

Go to:
Click on 'Contact' (lower left bottom of page)
Then click on 'Custom Research', and flood your calls to this individual..
Then click on Advertiser/Marketer and do the same...

May 28th, 2007 whowantstoknow MA

Want this to stop?:
Overwhelm these people at these numbers..from Arbitron's advertiser marketing services:

May 23rd, 2007 Jamie TX

Well, they called AGAIN last night (after calling several times a day over the last few days.) This time it was at 9:15pm!!!!! I was furious. I lit that woman up on the phone and she tells me, "Oh, I didn't know you requested us to stop won't be included in this survey." in a few weeks I'll be blessed with more of these annoying calls for another survey. This is out of control. I never give this number out - I have an alternate number I use for everything. I wish I knew how they got my number. It is unlisted and for family/friends only. No solicitors ever call - except Arbitron for their freakin' surveys. You'd think they'd stop after I've given them my opinion of their calling habits.

May 23rd, 2007 Jim NY

same crap calls all the time...I'd send them back two dollars to stop calling

May 21st, 2007 Bill

Many, many calls during the day and evening- I'd say on average at least 4 times a day. I assume it is a computer calling as they never leave a message. I had previously done a radio listening book for the over a year ago, so I assume this is how they are getting around the DNC list/law- they can claim they have a prior business relationship with me. Never again.....I will not reward this kind of business behavior.

May 15th, 2007 Jamie TX

They used to call me many times a day, never leave a message, etc. One day they called at 7:45AM!!!! I was furious. I answered and laid into the caller. She said she'd take me off the list and they stopped calling...until today! Now they are calling again. This is ridiculous. They call my private line that only friends and family have who know not to call me during business hours as I work from home. I am contacting their headquarters. Maybe we should light up their switchboard until they get the hint and stop side-stepping the do no call lists.

May 11th, 2007 David B SC

Apparently Arbitron thinks it can establish business relationships by mailing $1 to consumers. Whether this is valid is open to debate, but I refused delivery of the First Class letter from Arbitron, unopened, after marking it "Return to Sender." Thus not even this sham relationship has been established. I am reporting each and every call I receive on my Do Not Call listed phone number.

May 11th, 2007 thedreaming

just got a $1 from these people and I never asked for the money, don't want the money and they keep calling. They can call all they want, I'll never answer the phone. Ah, the beauty of caller id!

May 9th, 2007 Mary

They called me three times in one day trying to get me to take their stupid survey,but I don't do surveys,especially from telemarketers.

May 8th, 2007 lizzybee CA

Am on do not call list, but they keep calling, three times yesterday, and three times a day for the last four days before that! Fellow XM listener who wishes that the idjits would just get the message that, since no one's answering the phone, no one wants to speak to them. Graaah!

May 7th, 2007 Auburn WA

called at 10:45 this morning. I answered, they hung up without saying anything.

May 2nd, 2007 Owenton

Recieve multiple calls daily. One message left stating they are a want to conduct a radio survey. Our number is unpublished. Last night they called at 9:08 p.m. and today I woke to the phone ringing at 7:34 a.m. with the same number. I have used my solicitation rejection function on my privacy director when there is no caller id but they still call.

April 28th, 2007 DL

Arbitron Ratings kept calling daily and they didn't leave messages. I finally picked up told the guy to stop calling and hung up.

April 28th, 2007 Jon

Called at 8:45pm even though I told them to stick it yesterday.

April 18th, 2007 -llm. CA

Called at 9:06pm, hung up when I answered.

April 17th, 2007 Jackie

Just hung up from Arbitron, this time, I called THEM. They have plagued me with calls for about 2 weeks now -- at least 7-8 calls, all hours of day & night. Some show up on caller ID, some show as Out of Area. I asked each and every person that phoned how they got my # and to please take me off their list. They say I was "randomly" selected. They never did take me off the list because I received 2 calls today. Finally got fed up enough to call them. Spoke to "Bonnie Claire" who had a bit of an attitude with me, because she didn't like my "tone" -- hmmmm, they barage me with unsolicited disruptive calls, they don't stop when asked, and SHE didn't like MY tone????? Ridiculous. We'll have see if "Bonnie" removes my number from the list now. What more can be done to stop this?

April 13th, 2007 Vermilion

They keep calling and leave no message

April 13th, 2007 Pam

My daughter answered the phone when they called & informed me that I would be receiving a dollar in the mail, because she took a survey on radio ratings. I was mad at her for participating, however that is the only time they ever called & hopefully won't ever again!!!

April 12th, 2007 Bob

Also have been getting numerous calls from them but do not pick up. If they continue to call, I will pick up and ask them never to call my number again, under FCC rules they must follow my do not call request.

April 10th, 2007 Sheila KS

Has called several times. Wanting to talk about radio ratings. Called once on privacy manager and I left request for "do not call." I am on do not call list.
They have since called again. I hope they call again so that I can get the info I need to turn them over to the Do Not Call people.

April 7th, 2007 JJ KY

I have received several calls
from this number. Do not call
list may not apply to them, but how about harassment,maybe a class action law suit. would learn them when and where they are not welcomed.I turn them in every time they call.

April 2nd, 2007 Houston TX

I answered and was put on hold and then I heard a dial tone. First time they called.

March 28th, 2007 jody IL

When I told person on the line that i was on the do not call I was informed that they do NOT have to conform to the list because they were not selling anything. I asked to be removed from the list and person got very rude with me. I hung up!

March 27th, 2007 Kaalahla CA

This outfit has called once or twice daily for several weeks, never leaving a message on the answering machine. I picked up tonight and yes it is Arbitron, a rating survey for radio. They randomly generate the numbers, that's how they get unlisted numbers too. Since they're not selling anything, they are not prohibited from calling by the Do Not Call list apparently; too bad. I think the Do Not Call list should be expanded to include calls like this too.

March 26th, 2007 Annoyed in VA VA

They keep calling but left no info on the answering machine. I have an unlisted number and never give it out!! Did not recieve anything by mail.

March 26th, 2007 DL-109 RI

They never sent me my dollar but called the other nite. And my wife just loves talking to these people. All the while I'm yelling to get off the phone with those ______ (substitute your favorite swear word here, I used a few)

March 23rd, 2007 carl

called twice 3/22 and 3/23
sent a dollar
I am on no call list
number is unlisted
How do they get my Number
They should be prosecuted

March 22nd, 2007 hk NC

call once or twice a day and do not leave a message when my answering machine picks up. Very annoying, especially when you have a private number.

March 18th, 2007 SS

Keeps calling...SUN-MON, 7 days a week! All times.

March 16th, 2007 kristin CA

started calling twice per day a little after 9 am and around 7:30 pm, for about a week now. never leave a message. I never got a dollar.

March 10th, 2007 mrp TX

They called at 9:39am today and left a message saying they were doing a radio station survey and that I supposedly 'elected' to participate in. !! I don't remember ever giving the okay for someone to call me about some survey..

What's funny is that the lady said she hoped I would participate. Haha.. riiiiiiight..

March 7th, 2007 Chris CO

Call at 8:35 PM and left no message.

March 1st, 2007 D CO

They sent me a letter with a one dollar bill. The letter said I've been selected to participate in their radio survey and warned that they would call. They've called several times, but I'll just keep screening them out. Thanks for the dollar.

February 20th, 2007 steph TX

constantly calls like twice a day or so.. i already answered their questions, politely asked them to stop calling and the 3rd or 4th time ignoring, i got a little angry. they just called again, 3rd time today

February 20th, 2007 Steve NH

Many calls, usually no message. Once left message saying Arbitron Ratings. Called at 7:49am.

February 8th, 2007 SB

Keep getting calls, but no one leave a message. Loosers..

February 7th, 2007 Mary GA

Got mail with a $1.00 bill in it...don't even know what that is/was about..something about radio station survey ?

February 7th, 2007 Fred TX

These people won't give up! They are now calling at 7:30 a.m.

January 25th, 2007 Arizona

They keep calling after 8 pm, which I feel is pretty late to be calling!! I am on the 'do not call list' and so this is annoying!

January 25th, 2007 Frisco CA

These people won't stop calling yet won't leave a message. I've started to answer and then hang up right away but they don't get the message. I read that survey calls are not affected by the "do not call" list.

January 15th, 2007 Little Rock AR

They've been calling twice a day for the last week. Half the time their # is blocked & don't leave a msg, sometimes the # is shown & they do leave a msg. Calls are made in the morning & between 8-9 pm.

January 11th, 2007 Oregon

Rings once every night between 8pm -9pm

January 3rd, 2007 JoAnn CA

These people are relentless!!! They have called multiple times a day for the past 10+ days. Why don't they get a clue when no one answers?

December 27th, 2006 Kim

I also receive this phone call daily. And I have also received the letter in the mail with the $1 bill from Arbitron ratings.

December 19th, 2006 san antonio

person identified her company and i told her she had called a private number and take my number off her list and i hung up

November 27th, 2006 I luv stuff CO

These guys won't relent! QUIT CALLING. Stupid radio survey. I listen to XM radio, ok? You humps!

November 20th, 2006 jerry MA

called like 6 message

November 18th, 2006 Joan H. Wallace

they keep calling....

November 17th, 2006 kam

Recieved letter and $1 bill earlier in the week from Steve Morris, president of Arbitron Ratings, stating that my household was one of the few chosen in my area to tell radio stations what I listen to. Stated that a research assistant would call me in a few days with more details. Doesn't this violate "Do Not Call" laws????? They have called twice today and hung up on my answering machine both times.

November 10th, 2006 Ricky NC

Left a message confirming they were Arbitron Ratings. They have called several times prior to this, never leaving a message until now.

October 14th, 2006 Steve MO

apparently this is a tv and radio questionaire survey. Never leaves a message.

October 4th, 2006 Clinton VA

Called at 7:46

September 14th, 2006 em

human on line, but left no message.

August 18th, 2006 Bill CA

Arbitron Ratings calls both before 8 am and after 9 pm, August 16 and August 17, 2006.

August 11th, 2006 chicago IL

left no message