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I asked them(Education Direct or whomever they are at 415-366-5827) nicely to stop calling me and remove me from there list. I have not signup for anything they are offering. They call me serverly times a day. When I call back the number when I do not answer the phone to get the company info or name of person to have my name remove from the list,noone picks up but within the automated message ask if you want to be add to the do not call list press 1 now. You do that and still recieving calls. I am tired of this shit that they are not getting the message clearly.
Xena
 Nov 18th, 2013
Called me on my Google Grand Central number as well as my cell phone for a couple of weeks now. They stopped for a while earlier in the year and it started again a couple of weeks ago. I saved the name "DO NOT ANSWER" for this phone number so I know not to answer.
Zoe
 Dec 11th, 2010
I am in the Chicago area and receive multiple calls daily. They are trying to get me to buy The Chicago Tribune. Saying, "No thank you." does not stop them. I report them to the Do Not Call Registry EVERY time they call. I finally reported them to the Arizona Better Business Bureau. They are based in Arizona. If all of us do this, and you can do it online, hopefully the BBB will be able to get them shut down.
Frustrated
 Mar 07th, 2010
Turnkey Solutions in Belvedere/Tiburon, CA. I called back and asked to be removed from their calling list (voicemail message left).
Kim
 Feb 09th, 2010
I just received the incoming Marin telephone call. Sounds more like someone has hacked Google members' phone numbers and added/subscribed Google's telephone member data base to their hacker dialing software applications. Oh what holiday joy. Boneheads with little to do. But else did they help themselves to?
Anan
 Dec 24th, 2009
They keep calling & hanging up, always followed by another phone call from 415-691-4608, once they answered & said it was Chicago Tribune, I told them this was a business # & to please take it off their list & they apologized & said they will place it on a "do not call" list but I continued to get phone calls from these ph #s throughout the day.
D
 Dec 11th, 2009
Got this call through my Google Voice number. And only 2 people got that number. Coould Google and or its voice predecessor, Grand Central, leaked a bunch of numbers to telemarketers? I transfer the call to voice mail but the caller doesn't leave a message.
KD
 Dec 11th, 2009
i got that call too omg
tc
 Dec 09th, 2009
I cancelled the paper a year ago. I got a call from this number last week. I kept saying, "No thanks. I've had to cut back. No. Sorry." and the guy persisted...I kept repeating myself,and I said goodbye.

Because they are a company I did business with, I guess they are allowed to harrass us...
Chris
 Sep 23rd, 2009
If this is a telemarketer calling for SF Chronicle, this isn't the first time, and it's a real time.
Deborah G.
 Jul 24th, 2009
W T F !
NEGATIVE
 May 05th, 2009
From the comments, it seems that the phone number belongs to some telemarketers. Telemarketing cold-calls to cell phones (without a prior consent or prior business relationship) are forbidden by law (FTC regulation). Even if the telemarketing company is offshore (e.g. in India), the U.S. client company can still be fined. See the FTC website:
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm
which states:
32. Are telemarketing calls from overseas covered?
Yes. Any telemarketers calling U.S. consumers are covered, regardless of where they are calling from. If a company within the U.S. solicits sales through an overseas professional telemarketer, that U.S. company may be liable for any violations by the telemarketer. The FTC can initiate enforcement actions against such companies.

You should tell the telemarketer (if you can actually speak to someone) to take you off their call list, and if they do not comply you will report them to the FTC (at www.donotcall.gov), AND that you will also complain to their client company (e.g. the newspaper company that they are telemarketing subscriptions for) and tell their client company that they may be fined in an enforcement action.

Even if they are "giving away" a trial subscription, they are still telemarketing - if you (1) promise to cancel before the trial period is up, or (2) promise to pay for the renewal after the trial period, the promise is an obligation you are taking on (either way), and is an exchange of consideration. This exchange of consideration is payment for the trial subscription, thus this is "commerce" and is telemarketing.
Fight Back
 Apr 28th, 2009
They have called between 6:30pm and 7:45pm for the last 4 nights. They hang up when my answer machine starts. I've heard that this is so they don't have to pay for the call, if they're fast enough.
I
 Mar 07th, 2009
Answered and they hung up!
kJ
 Feb 07th, 2009
They called me 7:45p.m 12/16 and 9:15a.m 12/17. I did`nt answer then looking at caller ID I thought it might be my cousin inviting me to a holiday bash maybe. Returned the call and got an answering machine for Turnkey Solutions
mv415
 Dec 17th, 2008
I got a call from this number but I missed it. Are they prank callers?
k
 Oct 29th, 2008
f yeah that junx funny i was hoping it was a mystery lover or sumthing
jeff galvan
 May 01st, 2008
Receive calls between the hours of 6:30p.m. and 8:30 p.m. PST. I've always missed the call. When I've tried to call back, there's always a busy signal. It's really a nuisance!
Ceara
 Apr 17th, 2008

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