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Ever since i subscribed to national geographic, i get calls, if i dont answer, thet just hang up. I will never order anything again from them, i paid to be bothered by this . Pfffft
Texas
 Feb 12th, 2014
National Geographic called with a "fantastic offer" for a subscription to a bunch of videos. I told them that I'd recently lost my job (true), and couldn't afford a subscription like that, and politely refused to accept the videos.

If they call, just refuse the offer. They haven't called me since.
Maryland
 Jan 24th, 2014
Nat Geo a$$-hats. Hang up calls. Tiny wipers of other people's bottoms. I fart in your general direction.
California
 Jan 04th, 2014
Another stupid hang-up. Nat Geo: you're pi$$ing me off.
California
 Dec 26th, 2013
I continue to get call from this number but I have reached a point where some action needs to be taken. Will look into!! Its too bad we don't have more rights as consumers..that we can't just plug in the number and never recieve calls from that number again!!
New York
 Sep 05th, 2013
I was getting calls from this number 3-5 times per day. I finally answered and said "So, you're the folks calling 3 -5 times per day. THIS was her response: "Not me personally (chuckle) but we are excited to talk to you." I told her to get rid of my number. I then wrote an email to askngs@nationalgeographic.com (there is NO customer support address) and got a canned thank you. However, two days later I got a response from the company doing their calls for them. In short, it was taken care of ... I would suggest to anyone - even if you tell them to remove your number, write an email to Nat Geo at the above address...you WILL get a response and perhaps if enough people do it - they'll realize that the call center isn't winning them any friends!!!
Texas
 Apr 06th, 2013
No answer
Texas
 Apr 04th, 2013
This number is showing up on my parent's phone, and they've been getting daily calls during the weekday. They are both in their 80's and don't need this kind of harassment. They have a wonderful magazine that my parents subscribe to, but these calls take all of the enjoyment and respect out of their company. It seems that they are as low as any of them.
Hawaii
 Feb 24th, 2013
Keep getting calls from this number. When I answer they just hang up the phone. Its annoying, went ahead & register with do not call list Gov website ( https://www.donotcall.gov/ ) Hope this will work.
California
 Feb 13th, 2013
A callback to this number said it was National eographic DVD and Video customer service. We never ordered anything from National Geographic and haven't subscribed to the magazine in over ten years. If they want to do us a service they can leave us alone.
Missouri
 Jun 04th, 2012
In past couple months, received frequent calls with no messages left. Customer service with zero sensitivity. I have not tried to call back. Can't be bothered.
District of Columbia
 Oct 30th, 2011
These idiots keep calling and when I answer they just hang up the phone...what is the point?
 Jun 16th, 2011
Like all the other people,we also have a subscription,as soon as it runs out......THATS IT!!!!no renewal for us! they call EVERYDAY....lucky we have 'call blocking'(only rings once).So much for a quality publication!!!
Connecticut
 Mar 01st, 2011
These assholes are relentless in their mission to inject themselves into your life. I used to have a fairly high regard for National Geographic, but they have now morphed into a sleazy 2-bit operation that pays back customers with a lifetime of telemarketing harassment.
Alabama
 Nov 05th, 2010
Like others, I receive multiple calls daily from this number. I sent an email to National Geographic expressing my concern that someone may be using their company name. Just after I sent the email, I decided to try calling the number to see if it actually reached National Geographic. Much to my surprise, I did!

This number is their DVD and Video division. The woman who answered was very courteous. She asked for my last name and zip code. I provided them and she said that I wasn't in their database. She then asked if I'd been receiving phone calls. I confirmed and she said that she would remove my name from the call list. She then asked for the telephone number and removed it from the calling list. She said it could take up to 24 hours for the change to take effect and apologized for any calls that might come in between.

Will post again if the change doesn't take place and/or if I get a response back to the email.
Alabama
 Jul 03rd, 2010
Telemarketers from National Geographic from IOWA 515-248-7685; complained but to no avail. They will NOT stop.
 Apr 13th, 2010
As an update to the previous comment I made. I did just call 515-248-7685, and got right through to a real person who identified herself by name in Customer Service. While my call was being connected, a recording indicated that 'all calls are recorded for quality assurance.' I asked her the company name, and she replied National Geographic DVD Sales. I summarized my Internet research, and she said it is the DVD Sale's Marketing Department using an automated dialer. Automated dialers obviously cannot leave messages. Automated dialers are also notoriously known to have a call connected, but no representative available to take over the connected call.
 Feb 15th, 2010
515-248-7685 "Iowa" calls at least once a day. Does not leave a message. Today I picked up, and it was just dead air. Although I do have a subscription to National Geographic, they have never had my phone number. I have never received anything unsolicited from National Geographic because I previously sent them an opt-out/mail preference request. More than likely, this has to be some type of a scam.
 Feb 15th, 2010
Have registered calls from the above number and ID for several years. I never answer.
 Feb 11th, 2010
Scam. Not the national geographic. They have no offices in Iowa.
 Jan 18th, 2010
If this is National Geographic, then it must be because my wife has subscribed to their magazine in the past. Naturally, they pay us back by harassing us in our home. Nice job, National Geographic.
Alabama
 Dec 28th, 2009
They've been calling 2-3 times a day. Never leave a message and it shows up on called ID as Des Moines, Iowa. I've answered it once and no one answered back so I hung up. This is annoying and I'm on the DO NOT CALL list for over a year.
Kentucky
 Jul 30th, 2009
Been getting calls from this number...we do have a subscription to NatGeo, so we just ignore them. If you want to file a complaint, you may want to try the
FCC (Federal Communications Commission) instead of the FTC (more for consumer issues like...got a lemon of a dishwasher, etc...)
http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm Good Luck...
 Jun 30th, 2009
Natinal Geographic - trying to sell more items. Told them to leave us the H**L alone - didn't work. Keeps calling - no message. Has been put on DO NOT CALL list for a year - lodged complaints with FTC - no avail. How long does it take to have some action taken against these predators??? We just leave the phone on mute - if anyone really needs us, they either leave a message or send the cops... pretty sad, huh? And I pay for home phone service??? Land line phone companies better beware... folks are getting really upset about your lack of integrity regarding phone abuse... if you are losing customers - look in the mirror for the reason why...
Nebraska
 Jun 24th, 2009
I get several calls on my home phone every day. Three so far just this morning. Twice I picked up and nobody was there, calls dropped. Been this way for months. How do I stop it?
 May 12th, 2009
This call is definitely NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and they identified themselves as such. Told them to stop calling!!!!
New Jersey
 Feb 21st, 2009
Number kept coming up on caller ID about twice a day so I answered one time. Sure enough, it was National Geographic trying to sell me something or another.
New Jersey
 Feb 21st, 2009
I let my subscription to National Geographic expire. The company obviously thinks this is just a terrible oversight on my part and they're desperately trying to get hold of me to keep my money, er, my subscription coming. Yikes! It's like trying to leave the mafia or something! They just call and call. You'd think they'd give up after the first hundred no-answers, wouldn't you?
Illinois
 Oct 08th, 2008
if you are National Geographic trying to contact us, I WOULD APPRECIATE A MESSAGE OR TWO.
I DON'T LIKE GETTING UNNECESSARY CALLS DURING THE DAY. If you are trying to get us to buy something. STOP CALLING US PRONTO!
 Oct 03rd, 2008
Called and asked for my husband, I said he wasn't home, and nothing else was said. Annoying. We do have a subscription.
California
 Jul 29th, 2008
And to make matters worse, judging by the quality of the TV programs they produce, they've lost quite a bit of intellectual integrity.
New York
 May 18th, 2008
Got a call today & caller ID said "Out of Area". Looked it up here and got concerned. I'm also registered with the "Do Not Call" registry. Will file a complaint if this persists.
California
 May 10th, 2008
None stop for 3 months now.
They like to call during dinner time.
California
 May 03rd, 2008
Answered call but didn't say hello, caller never said anything. Believe to be computer generated call.
New Mexico
 Apr 26th, 2008
They have called four times in the past three days. I don't answer, and there is never a message.
Arizona
 Apr 11th, 2008
They call 2+ times per day - computer-generated calls. My #'s registered w/Do Not Call Registry - filed complaint w/FTC.
California
 Apr 03rd, 2008
This phone number is not National Geographic. I called National Geographic and they are not known by this telephone number. I am getting law officials involved in this very irritating matter. They call me six times a day. I don't answer.
Massachusetts
 Feb 28th, 2008
a crazy sounding woman asked for incorrect first name, correct last name of my husband - who is NOT listed in the phone book, so assume some kind of prior knowledge. (He did receive National Georgraphic last year.)
Ohio
 Feb 19th, 2008
woman asked for me by name, had a bad buzz in connection, she said she heard the buzz too and would call right back. I subscribe to National Geographic, but the caller ID said "Unknown"
California
 Feb 19th, 2008
My son got a subscription to Nat'l Geographic Adventure magazine for his birthday and now all telemarketer calls have increased! So sad. We can't get through dinner without this and 3 others bothering us.
California
 Feb 13th, 2008
The caller told me (he did not ask) that I'd be receiving a map and video in the mail, and that if I "liked it as much as he thought I would" I could keep it an pay some price (I think $9.95, not sure). I asked him if he was asking me it I wanted it or telling me I was getting it. He got a bit defensive, but said (in response to an additional question) that if it arrived and I did nothing, I'd be charged. I asked to speak to his manager three times, at which point he hung up on me. Doesn't reflect well on National Geographic, in my opinion.
 Feb 01st, 2008
THEY CALL AND CALL AND CALL, BUT NEVER LEAVE A MESSAGE.
 Jan 31st, 2008
Natl Geographic
 Jan 23rd, 2008
Hung up when I answered. Reported to FTC/do not call complaint.
California
 Dec 15th, 2007

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