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These people have been calling me on my cell phone for several days, I do not answer because I don't know who they are. No message is left and when I try to call them back it just rings busy. Any chance that if we call the attorney general they would do anything? They have not solicited because they do not leave a message so does that count?
Tami
 Nov 29th, 2007
Receiving several calls per week, but not able to call back and confront them.
Ryan
 Nov 28th, 2007
I got my first call today! I'll try the *80! I don't need these trash people calling me all the time....
sb
 Nov 24th, 2007
503-257-1466 wont stop calling me.. i wish i could black list numbers
user
 Nov 15th, 2007
This number has showed up on my caller ID numerous times. I have not answered it and like many, I did try to call the number back, but the line goes dead. This number has called my phone about 30 times in the last three weeks.
Jim in Ca
 Oct 17th, 2007
called - no msg. How'd they get my cell no?
5032572645
 Sep 29th, 2007
They called but I didn't answer because I screen my calls. They called me on my cell phone.
Amanda
 Jul 10th, 2007
They called, I did not answer, I called back, no ring, just silence, then fast busy. Gotta love caller ID!
Joel
 Jul 04th, 2007
Called, but I did not answer.
Pete
 May 02nd, 2007
we have the same problem they called 3 times a day what do they say when you answer it
Max
 Apr 28th, 2007
Have called four times today - three times they hung up when my wife answered, one time a woman asked for me and hung up when told I wasn't home.
Jim
 Apr 13th, 2007
I'm suddenly getting calls from Universal Listing Real Estate Brokerage in San Jose. I'm assuming that these Hoffman idiots gave them our number.

We had never recieved telemarketing calls until we moved last month. It had to be one of the utilities that supplied our number, as we moved ourselves.
CDF in Oregon
 Apr 10th, 2007
The same thing happens to us in Seaside. The number is 503-257-1466 Hoffman. We have been getting a call a day usually no one on the other end. On 3/14/07, They asked for my wife by name. The guy on the other end refused any information and hung up. I hit call trace(*57) and after two more times will turn it over to the phone cops as harasment.
Greg
 Mar 15th, 2007
Has called several times to my number in Salem OR over the last couple of weeks.
C. L.
 Feb 21st, 2007
anything we can do about this? I've received several calls from this number in the last few days. Always with no answer. I tried to call back tonight and there was no ring tone. Strange. And really irritating!
nicole
 Jan 31st, 2007
Picked up on secound ring, no answer.
Greg
 Jan 31st, 2007
They are calling me from both 503-257-2645 & 503-257-1466 multiple times a day and hang up - I call randy k and voicemail is ALWAYS full
Mel
 Oct 04th, 2006
Hang up when answering. Call back yielded no ring, no answer, eventual busy signal. Same thing as 503-257-2645.
Dave
 Sep 27th, 2006
This company has made repeated calls to me, the latest calls being 9-25-06 and 9-26-06. I have on occasion received 2 and 3 calls in one day. I have told them not to call this number again, that we are are on the state and national no call lists, and that I am going to sue them if they continue to harrass me with their calls at all hours, all to no avail. I have asked to talk to a supervisor also and been given a rude response. These people are totally ignorant and this company is totally rude and disrepectful. The call on 9-26-06 my daughter took and they would not leave a message so I star 69'd them and got the number. I am contacting the Oregon State Attorney General tomorrow to find out what can be done about this as well as Qwest to file a complaint about telephone harrassment with them and the Federal Trade Commission. If that fails then I think it is time to band together and find an attorney to go after these morons. Maybe if we hit them in financially they will leave us alone.
Nancy in Salem
 Sep 26th, 2006
called 3 times this afternoon, I answered on second call (dead line at first), they didn't know our name or want to leave a message for head of household, but proceeded to ring us again.
WB
 Sep 26th, 2006
We got five calls today, all hang ups. It is really annoying. I don't recognize this number either.
Nancy
 Sep 19th, 2006
we have an answering machine for just this type of caller. we have been called from this number 5 times this evening, but when our machine prompts them to leave a message, they always hang up. we used *69 to get the number
chris
 Sep 16th, 2006
Thanks for the lead, RD. It lead me to the culprits. As far as being out and out crooks go, there may be some free-lancers using their already questionable setup, but the business is acutally legit.
Here's the story.

The calls are from a call center at 162 Closter Dock Road #4, Closter, NJ, 07624-1920. Their direct phone is 201-768-4550. Fax numbers are 201-768-4567 and 201-768-8551.
They are registered as NJ Domestic Profit Corp. #010-025-6895, Specialty Advertising, Marketing & Direct Mail. Their space is rented to them by Ambassador Food Services Corp.

Their main product is "Magnetic Marketing" publications. They publish material from a supposed marketing guru, one Dan Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy is in no way associated with the business.
The actual business is run by one Michael Kimble of Group M Marketing in Austin, TX. His contact info is:
Group M Marketing
9433 Bee Cave Rd. #2-110
Austin, Texas 78733
United States
voice: 512-263-5151 Fax -- 512-263-9898 (I have not confirmed these numbers)
The actual calls are coordinated by a Jennifer Dalton, same address, at jenn@kimble-kennedy.com.
They have taken pains to hide their connection with Distinct Advantage and their telemarketing. Their "legitimate" storefront is at http://www.kimble-kennedy.com.
They have been the subject of one legal action, to explicitly add a disclaimer to their products that Dan Kennedy is in no way associated with their business.

Bottom line, they exist to market krap to those that market krap. Guess they're branching out.
Zarathustra
 Sep 14th, 2006
OK; I've found out a bit more. They call from two numbers, the one mentioned here and 503-426-3110. The basic scam seems to be creating a list of valid numbers for a mortgage refinance company (still checking which one). They have a "Do Not Call" list at the second number, but no ID of any sort. Likely they are selling the list to the mortgage company. They have also called folks phishing for bank account info. by offering free goodies that "your account is eligible for".

Bottom line- this is not a case of the corporate police state giving every advantage to the marketers and such. These are good, old fashioned crooks, pure and simple. They are engaged in the pure larceny; there is no legitimate business associated with these calls.
RD in Oregon
 Sep 14th, 2006
5 calls today asking for my son
Ray
 Sep 14th, 2006
Same results; amazingly even when you answer the call! The line just goes dead. Maybe a passive survey or trying to build list of phones that will answer. Definitely a violation. Dial *80 to add it to the blocked list.
RD in Oregon
 Sep 14th, 2006
I was called five times today from this number. I get several calls every day and they never leave a message.
Deborah
 Sep 12th, 2006
i too am in oregon and i been getting up to 3 calls a day
jeff
 Sep 12th, 2006
I answered and all I got was dead line. They call frequently and I can't call them back either.
Jessica
 Sep 11th, 2006
I was also called from this number and when I call back it does not ring.
Melissa
 Sep 09th, 2006
I was called from this number. I was not at home, but somebody else took the call. I CANNOT call this number back (the line goes dead about 20 seconds after dialing it.
Matthew
 Sep 06th, 2006
This company has rung my telephone three times in the past month.

I don't recognize the number and when I try to call back, I get NO RING
Ellen in Oregon
 Sep 04th, 2006

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