Public Interest Communications Inc is hired by non-profits/charities to call you. They have a list of the non-profits on their website http://www.pubintcom.com. Go to the right hand column of their website and click onto Clients/Markets We Serve. A partial list of the non-profits will come up. If you support or have ever supported any of those non-profits then email the non-profit telling them you are dropping monetary support due to the harassment by Public Interest Communications caused by that non-profit giving Public Interest Communications your personal information. Tell them that the tactics Pub.Int.Comm. uses is a reflection of the non-profit and request to be removed from all their mailist and email lists and to not give, lease or rent your personal information to any more third party companies. Public Interest Comm also has a section in their website, click onto
I have received multiple daily calls. Finally answered and told the person not to call anymore. She then tried to tell me that she had something to tell me, I hung up suspecting that she just wanted to start her telemarketing script.
Other posts here suggest calling back and they were offered a chance to get off the call list. When I just tried calling all I got was that the number is no longer in service, or at least not accepting calls somehow. Went to their site and found http://pubintcom.com/did_we_call_you.html It presents itself as a way to stop them calling you, but then requires: name, address, and email. Does that mean that they won't call just deluge your inbox and mailbox in the same harassing way? I don't know but I don't want to find out either.
I have received calls daily from Pub Interest. If, I answer the call no one talks and they hang up..If call is not picked up, no message is left.
They call every single day once or twzice a day. How can it be stopped?
California Jan 23rd, 2012
SUCCESS - I have not recieved another phone call from this number after faxing cease and desist demand!!!!! Was just written on plain paper in magic marker - do not call this number (listed my number) again - on the national do not call list - will file with State Attoney General's office if I received one more call. That was on July 20 - normally 3-4 calls a day - not a single call since 7/20/2010.
Here's the fax number I used:Fax: 412.622.7374
Devious caller leaving the callback number 800-355-5262
but calling from (412) 622-7387.
California May 14th, 2010
They call at least twice a day at various times of the day. I don't answer and they won't leave a message!
Receive at least 2 calls a day from them!!
A fraud looking for wildlife funds. Absolute BS!
They Called tonight. It was a protection agency thanking us for our signature to prevent Arial wolf hunting. This is the first time they have called (3/26/10)
They leave a message saying that they will call back later. What a waste.
This Number Has Been Calling My house For the past week doesn't leave a message on the machine.
they call me all the time and when I pick up nobody is there
This is the company:
5001 Baum Blvd
2nd Floor, Suite #600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
You can be removed here:
I don't answer this phone but an answering machine is hooked up to the number. These people call 3 times a day for weeks and leave a short message that is nothing but dead air, but the machine records it. In one week I got 18 new messages from these people, which weren't messages at all. If anyone knows how to stop this annoying robo-call short of contacting the authorities I'd love to hear it.
they keep calling and nobody is ever on the line. sometimes i can hear breathing, but that is all
Drops call if you let it go to voice mail
CALLER LEAVES NO MESSAGE ON ANSWER MACHINE, THEREFORE, CALLER IS SOMEONE WITH WHOM NOBODY WANTS TO TALK.
Daily calls up to 3 times per day. If I use my phone's blocking feature, they change the number they use to call.
California Oct 03rd, 2009
This outfit represents many clients. I just got a call from this number for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), whom I've supported in the past.
To those who report "hangup" - This is a "robo caller." When you first answer the other end is on hold; when they see you've picked up, then they pick up (if they aren't busy talking to someone else.) Annoying, ain't it!
New Jersey Aug 12th, 2009
I get calls at least twice a day from this number, with the name Pub Interest Com above the number on my caller ID. I never answer. About once a week a recorded message is left: "This is a courtesy call from PIC"
This number calls at least 2-3 times every day (along with Pub Interest CO). I never answer, except this evening I picked up and just said into the receiver "not interested", and didn't hang up. Don't know if it helped, but it felt good.
This number called my house (I live with my parents) and asked for me by name. I am no longer a minor, but I would really like to know how they got my name and what they want. They told my sister they would 'call back later', but they usually only call when I am at work.
Rhode Island Jul 20th, 2009
Unable to use block procedure given by Verizon.GS
Pennsylvania Jul 17th, 2009
I've been getting calls 2 or 3 times a day for weeks. If I don't pick up they don't leave a message. If I do pick up there is no one there - there's no way of telling them to stop calling. I don't what the point of their calling is though since they don't talk when you pick up. how can I stop these calls??????????? I am on the do not call list.
New Hampshire Jul 07th, 2009
this number comes up out of area but, they are calling once or twice a day for weeks now.
California May 29th, 2009
Why can't we find a way to stop these people? They call for weeks on end at all times of the day and night and never leave a message.
Same situation as everyone else! This is just one of several unsolicited marketing calls that I get daily or at least weekly from the same number. I am really pissed that the do-not-call list doesn't protect us. From now on, if a business or website tries to pry personal info from me, I will stop patronizing them. Online, I will look for another website that respects my privacy and doesn't require me to enter my personal data. What I especially hate is when you are enjoying some peace and quiet when the phone rings and you run to see who is calling because it might be a family member but it turns out to be a telemarketer. Those are unnecessary disruptions and it is a burden to screen my calls like this.
Call every day, morning 8:30 am and 8:30 pm evening. Never leave a message. It's getting ridiculous! I would answer if I had a clue on what this was about but never a message left. This number should be disconnected!
Pennsylvania Apr 14th, 2009
Received many calls - no messages left. I called the number suggested below (by Nancy) and after 4 or 5 rings, you can leave a message asking them to remove your telephone number from their calling list. Sure hope it works!
That number is: (412)622-7387
for weeks we have been getting phone calls out of sight (0 unknown) calls every 15 minutes, and pub interest CM with number 412-622-7387
internet searching found 2 more numbers they use 412-622-7317
. My number shows on my TV no need to rush to the phone which gives me great comfort I won't miss important calls, I unplugged the phone and answering box, leaving one phone with caller ID plugged in the basement, now all the calls go to voicemail giving me a good record of the pest who won't give up, if and when I get disturbed enough to sue the caller for harrassment I will have proof of all the calls not to mention all the caller ID's on my phone. Gotta go now to call the do not call people 1-888-382-1222
and then to the internet www.donotcall.gov
New Jersey Mar 19th, 2009
called our phone every day for a week. we answered, and they asked for our son by name. told them he was not here (he really wasn't). they replied "oh my. i'll check later", and hung up. went to the website for these folks, reviewed the list of clients, and see the metropolitan opera is one of their clients. our son bought tickets to the met about a month ago, so that must be the connection. if they call back, we'll ask that they no longer call this number. more importantly, we'll tell our son to stop giving out the home number to organizations.
I receive calls from this # at least one time per day. No message is left and when I pick up no on is ther
Called me 5 times, left no message. Losers.
California Jan 23rd, 2009
Frequent calls from this number.I don't answer.They are relentless. They have been calling for months. Why?
Why won't they stop since no one answers and apparently doesn't want to talk to them.
First call...let the machine p/u...didn't leave a message.
1/2/2009 6:43pm called again after getting a couple of sit codes, do not call requests, and anouncement that futher calls are harrassment and will be reported to authorities for futher action.
12/18/2008 12:50pm couldnt leave a message if they wanted to, because 646-367-3289
played music untill the machine was full (preventing a message about a household memeber having car problems - a 83 year old lady had to take taxi home rather than get picked up and car fixed).
notice no 'I' in publc
12/17/2008 6:39pm no message
I didn't answer the phone when I saw the number and the Caller ID : Public Interest CM
Call 3-4 times a week looking for my dead cousin-they do not give up-I just pick up and hang up now-I have told them he is dead for 6 months-they just keep calling
Massachusetts Dec 04th, 2008
I too, receive several calls from this number as well. I am not one to just sit here and complain about something that really bothers me without taking action. I logged onto their website to find out a little more about them as well as a little more about their SOURCE of INCOME:
Sure enough, WETA is one of their clients. My wife and I used to be big doners to WETA until they changed their format. I called WETA about everything that was happening, i.e., PIC's annoying autodialing machines that call without leaving messages several times a week aas well as their abusive practices. WETA did not deny that they hire PIC for fundraising, etc. I further explained that PIC is hurting WETA financially with their abusive telemarketing practices.
WETA apologized for the endless calls and assured me that my number would be removed from their telemarketing list. They also appeared very concerned about PIC's telemarketing practices as well. If there is a company on the client list of the aforementioned website that you used to support or currently support, then I beseech you to contact that non-profit organization an do the same as I. Complaining without taking action will only expend energy without results...
I HAVE BEEN GETTING SEVERAL CALLS A DAY AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY FROM THIS NUMBER. THEY HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR MONTHS. MY CALLER ID REGISTERS THEM AS PUB INTEREST CM. I NEVER PICK UP THE PHONE AND THEY DON'T LEAVE A MESSAGE.
What amazes me is that you people will go through the time and effort of posting these comments but won't take two seconds to speak to a representative . I spoke to some one a few days ago who helped me a lot. This is a company that raises money for non profit organizations that all of you must have supported at some time in your life. Here's what you do A. Listen to where the person is calling from (Like I stated it's an organization you've given money to) B. Take the call or ask to be removed from the call list (trust me when you're nicer it's quicker) C. Hang up. Also, I was told that new equipment is on the way so that should help with the hanging up problem. And I was also told that IF YOU DON'T PICK UP YOU'LL CONTINUE TO GET CALLED! Believe it or not. Who knew?
Pennsylvania Jul 14th, 2008
Public Interest Communications phone number is 703-847-8300
. This is the number to call to speak to someone in person. Also if you call back the 412-622-7387 number you will be able to leave a message that you want to be put on their do-not-call list. Hope this helps.
wish they would'nt call me anymore, if the can't respond when I answer why do they bother calling what a bunch of jerk's.
Just got a call from 412-622-7387. Didn't answer, no message.
California Apr 25th, 2008
Keep in mind just because you are on a state or nation wide Do Not Call List, groups like charity and political groups are exempt from this list because they are not considered telemarketers. However, with a charity that outsources their donation solicitation calls to this company (and others), I would recommend you make a complaint with the National Do Not Call Registry https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx and contact the charities you have donated to in the past and ask them to be put on their Do Not Call list and tell them why (because of this company they chose to do business with to solicit donations).
Massachusetts Apr 25th, 2008
No message left. Just on my caller ID
Pennsylvania Apr 10th, 2008
I just called back the number and the recording says that you can request for your number to be removed from their calling list. Let's see if this helps any.
They have called me at least once a day for the last few weeks. It is very annoying. The caller ID says Pub Interest CM at 412-622-7387.
This company has called dozens if not hundreds of times over the past year. I have never answered, so can't speak to the reasons for any call and/or the professionalism of the caller. This is the message I will leave at their website: http://www.pubintcom.com/contact_us.html
I do not want to receive any more calls on behalf of the following charities:
There have been several phone calls a day from this number for the past serveral weeks. It is getting rather annoying, the calls come at all times during the night and day. I do not answer since I do not recognize the number and they do not leave a message. I am on the State and National No-Call List, how can I keep companies/people like this from calling?
THESE PEOPLE ARE A REAL PAIN,I HAVE 1 TO 2 CALLS EVERY DAY,I NEVER ANSWER,BUT,THEY KEEP CALLING ANYWAY.
message left on voice mail said "gonna rob you". I'm going to check the website as recommended by "fight back" - this is very disturbing.
It's Public Interest Communications - www.pubintcom.com They are a telemarketing firm which represents nonprofit organizations and other political organizations, with offices in Pittsburgh, PA, Falls Church, VA, Salt Lake City, UT. Nonprofit/political/survey organizations are not subject to the "Do Not Call" registry, so it's likely they are not breaking any laws by calling you. However, if you don't want them to call you on behalf of whatever organization they're calling for, you'll have to answer the phone and tell them that. Here is the info from the FCC Do Not Call site: "Political solicitations are not covered by the TSR at all, since they are not included in its definition of
They have called here and did not leave a message. I am on the Federal do not call list--how can this number come through?
been receiveing calls from this number every evening, when answered no one on line..... never leaves a message....
Charlotte, NC - They have called my phone several times in the past week. At first on my home phone, leaving a message that was interrupted with signals of some sort and impossible to understand. Then I received two calls on my cell phone. No message on that phone. Both numbers are registered on do not call list, so they are ignoring that. What a nuisance!
North Carolina Jan 24th, 2008
This phone number has called us over 40 times! How do I make them stop? They bother us at the worst possible times and it is really, really frustrating!
have called three times asking to speak with my 15 year old son. Tonight when they called I told them that he's too young to be speaking with telemarkers and they ARGUED with me that he wasn't. I hung up. I'm going to take the advice from "Fight Back" posted below and contact them directly to stop calling my son!
This group has called 4 times today! I answered once and got a voice recording that said a representative wanted to talk with me but due to call volume . . .and I hung up the phone. I will be reporting them to the no call list next.
After pulling up the website and looking at the "clients" listed, I see that an organization was most probably trying to raise funds. In the past, I have given to WWF, Defenders of Wildlife, etc. I suppose that is how my number was acquired. They did not leave a message. If people wanting to raise funds legitimately want to contact someone, they can do it by mail or email.
calls just started from these creeps. would love to figure out how to fight back. a**holes.
3 calls in 2 days I don't answer, they don't leave a message.
Massachusetts Oct 24th, 2007
This number makes call on my cell phone almost 20 times and leaves message to call back. When called, the phone is busy 24 hours a day. They seem to be a bunch of criminals.
15 calls since the end of April, 2007. On 9/26/07, requested at their site (http://www.pubintcom.com/index.html) to be put on their Do-Not-Call list. Meanwhile, blocking their calls (and all other robo-calls) via home computer.
New Hampshire Sep 26th, 2007
Have rec'd calls everyday from this number for months.
Rec'd one to two calls per day... for the last +/- two weeks. Never answered. No message left.
District of Columbia Sep 21st, 2007
Here is their website! http://www.pubintcom.com/
I have emailed them begging them to stop calling me to no avail. I understand they are trying to get money on behalf of various charities, but damn these people are relentless and annoying!!! In this day and age of scams and identity theft, I am surprised these telemarketers flourish..
Calls from this and the number in Utah. Boneheads, when will they learn
The call snd said that they was from our local public TV station. I told them to send men the donation information.
Multiple calls, multiple times a day for the past week- have called bacxk leaving message asking them not to call again, to no avail.
They have made repeated calls which we do not answer
I've received at least 5 phone calls from them past 3 weeks. Not everyday, but I've never answered.
Zip code is 11215
I have received calls from them numerous times within the past year. They never leave a message. The phone number on caller ID is: 412.622.7387
They have called my house every night for the past two months. Every time I see them on my caller ID, I would pick up the phone and hang it up. That didn't stop them. Last night they called, and I picked up the phone and screamed into the phone "Don't call my house again!" Then I decided to call their number which was on my caller ID. I got a voice mail message saying who they were and if I wanted to be taken off their calling list, leave my phone number and let them know. I really let them have it. I said I am on the "Do Not Call" registry, and I gave them my phone number telling them that I was sick of them calling my house every night for over two months, and if I got another call from them, I would report them to the phone company, the Better Business Bureau and the police department (of course I know the police can't do anything but I wanted to scare them a bit). Tonight was the first night I did not receive a call from them. You might want to call their number and try the same thing. Make sure you sound angry because I literally screamed into the phone. Let them know you will take action against them.
New Jersey Aug 12th, 2007
I get called just about every day by this number. I don't pick up but it is annoying just the same. The caller ID identifies it as "Pub Interest CM". I am on the DO NOT CALL list.
Just got a call from 412-622-7387 - recording said hello and we're sorry that one of our representatives just missed you, if you have questions please call 800-441-4089
. I'm in the PA area code. Call came in at 12:10pm EST this morning.
Mine was a particularly creepy phone call... All I heard was a low and stiffled chuckle and then they hung up...
California Jul 24th, 2007
That number just called but thanks to whocalled.us the call didn't go through as the number is listed.
Connecticut Jul 16th, 2007
Answered a call from this number yesterday, told the person to stop calling. Got another call this evening, told them again to stop calling. I now get more calls from that number than any other nuisance calls.
I've been getting calls from this number every other day for the past 2 weeks and at odd hours. The person I spoke to said she was calling on behalf of Met Opera (of which I've been a patron in the past and is one of the clients on the list) in their efforts to raise funds. I told her I wasn't interested, she was understanding, and we hung up. Hopefully I won't be getting any more calls after this.
My voicemail recorded a call. It started with a pre-recorded message and part way through a live lady started talking and asked for me specifically. When she realized she got voicemail/answering machine she said "great" and hung up. I don't think she knew she was being recorded.
California Jul 11th, 2007
Go to their client list page:
Figure out whose list you're on then email the org that outsourced them. Soon they'll have no clients = no money = no business.
They've called me twice in the last several days. They called last week as well---I didn't pick up but did try to return the call a few minutes later, in hopes of identifying the caller. I heard a machine recording but wasn't able to decipher it.
We're on the No call list in Wisconsin. Who are these people?
Recieved a call a day from this number. Finally put them on my 'reject call' list.
I received two calls from this number today - when I answered the phone nobody picked up. Bizarre.
Public Interest Communications is a (very persistent) telefundraising group working for major charities, including the ACLU, MADD, OXFAM, and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). This number is their Pittsburgh office. But I don't know how to make them stop.
THIS IS SUNDAY EVENING AT 8:17 PM WHEN THEY CALLED.THEY HAVE BEEN CALLING EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST 2 WEEKS AND NEVER LEAVE A MESSAGE.
When I answered a female voice said, "I'm calling for Mrs. Cheryl [my last name]. When I said, "Speaking" we were disconnected.
Got several unsolicited calls from this number. When I answer with a company name they hang up. This is clearly a spam caller. Lately I'm answering junk calls to tell them to remove me from their call list. Works with some.
California May 23rd, 2007
Pub Interest called on 5/17/07 5/18/07. Both times they hung up and left no message.
A further note. Go to their Web site at http://www.pubintcom.com/ They have a list of their clients. See which ones you support, and write each one to say you will not support them any more, and explain why.
Non-profits have to be held accountable for the methods they use.
This outfit has been harassing us with calls every day, sometimes several times a day. They never leave a message, and our voice mail says specifically it if is a solicitor not to call back.
I have filed multiple complaints with the Do Not Call Registry. I encourage everyone to do this. They may at least claim to be calling for nonprofits, but if they themselves are a for-profit firm, I believe they are covered.
I also have emailed Ken.
People like this should be behind bars.