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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

Des Moines, IA
126 calls reported from this number.
Who CalledCaller IDDate
unknown, didnt leave message2013-06-04
unknownNatl Geographic2010-07-03
UnknownNATL GEOGRAPHIC2010-02-17
unknownout of area2009-07-25
unknownout of area2009-04-28
UnknownNat'l Geog2008-01-31
no messageNatl geographic2015-01-16
No idea2008-01-27
NATL GEOGRAPHIC515-248-76852013-02-13
NATL GEOGRAPHICDes Moines, IA2012-01-20
natl geographicnatl geographic2010-01-18
natl geographicnatl geagraphic0000-00-00
National Geographic SocietyNATL GEOGRAPHIC2008-03-03
National geographicOut of area2013-02-28
National GeographicUnknown2012-10-22
National GeographicIOWA2011-04-14
National Geographicunknown2010-04-26
National GeographicIOWA2010-04-13
National GeographicIowa2009-02-21
National Geographicnatl geograph2008-10-08
National GeographicNATL GEOGRAPHIC2008-08-18
National Geographic2008-07-17
National Geographic2008-05-18
National GeographicIOWA2008-04-15
National GeographicDes Moines2008-01-24
Nat'l GeographicDes Moines IA2010-08-14
MO FODes Moines2012-06-04
Didn't leave messageDES MOOINES, IA2008-11-03
didn't leave messageIowa2008-02-15
Des Moines, IA515-248-76852009-12-21
Des Moines, IA125632008-02-28
?des moines ia2010-09-23
?natl geographic2010-06-08
?Out Of Area2010-03-30
phone number2015-03-12
phone number2015-03-11
DES MOINES, IA0000-00-00
no name2013-08-26
Natl Geographic2013-01-14
Des Moines, IA2013-01-04
Des Moines2012-12-29
Des Moines IA2012-08-27
Natl Geographic2012-03-26
Des Moines, IA2011-12-08
des moines2011-08-20
DES MOINES IA2011-08-05
Desmoines IA2011-03-29
Des Moines IA2010-12-15
Des Moines, IA2010-09-22
Des Moines IA2010-09-16
DES MOINES IA2010-09-15
Des Moines, IA2010-09-10
Des Moines IA2010-06-28
des moines IA2010-04-22
Des Moines, IA2010-04-02
Des Moines, IA2010-03-24
DES MOINES, IA2009-12-28
Des Moines, IA2009-07-30
Out of Area2009-06-30
Des Moines, IA2009-05-13
Des Moines, IA2009-03-16
iowa call2008-09-24
Unknown Name2008-08-09
Des Mones IA2008-05-03
Natl Geographic2008-02-23
Natl Geographic2008-01-30
desMoines Iowa2008-01-19
Natl Geographic2008-01-12
Natl Geographic2008-01-05
Natl Geographic2008-01-04
Des Moines2007-12-17
Des Moines2007-12-11
Des Moines2007-12-08
OUT OF AREA2007-12-07

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February 12th, 2014 Bill G TX

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

January 24th, 2014 DCS MD

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.

January 4th, 2014 MyIre IsUp CA

Nat Geo a$$-hats. Hang up calls. Tiny wipers of other people's bottoms. I fart in your general direction.

December 26th, 2013 MyIreIs Rising CA

Another stupid hang-up. Nat Geo: you're pi$$ing me off.

September 5th, 2013 amy NY

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!!

April 6th, 2013 WDS TX

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 (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 WILL get a response and perhaps if enough people do it - they'll realize that the call center isn't winning them any friends!!!

April 4th, 2013 Jb TX

No answer

February 24th, 2013 Nat Geo HI

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.

February 13th, 2013 20130213RP CA

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 ( ) Hope this will work.

June 4th, 2012 Tom MO

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.

October 30th, 2011 m503t907 DC

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.

June 16th, 2011 Dawn

These idiots keep calling and when I answer they just hang up the phone...what is the point?

March 1st, 2011 rccl CT

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!!!

November 5th, 2010 Dave Krueger AL

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.

July 3rd, 2010 Terri Garza AL

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.

April 13th, 2010 eastcoast

Telemarketers from National Geographic from IOWA 515-248-7685; complained but to no avail. They will NOT stop.

February 15th, 2010 meunknown

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.

February 15th, 2010 meunknown

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.

February 11th, 2010 Larry

Have registered calls from the above number and ID for several years. I never answer.

January 18th, 2010 japharl

Scam. Not the national geographic. They have no offices in Iowa.

December 28th, 2009 Dave Krueger AL

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.

July 30th, 2009 kywildcat1954 KY

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.

June 30th, 2009 Betsy

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 a lemon of a dishwasher, etc...) Good Luck...

June 24th, 2009 D NE

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...

May 12th, 2009 Marla

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?

February 21st, 2009 Charlene NJ

This call is definitely NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and they identified themselves as such. Told them to stop calling!!!!

February 21st, 2009 Steve NJ

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.

October 8th, 2008 Mary IL

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?

October 3rd, 2008 matt

if you are National Geographic trying to contact us, I WOULD APPRECIATE A MESSAGE OR TWO.

July 29th, 2008 Kat CA

Called and asked for my husband, I said he wasn't home, and nothing else was said. Annoying. We do have a subscription.

May 18th, 2008 XaurreauX NY

And to make matters worse, judging by the quality of the TV programs they produce, they've lost quite a bit of intellectual integrity.

May 10th, 2008 Carrie CA

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.

May 3rd, 2008 leave me alone CA

None stop for 3 months now.
They like to call during dinner time.

April 26th, 2008 cc NM

Answered call but didn't say hello, caller never said anything. Believe to be computer generated call.

April 11th, 2008 Julie AZ

They have called four times in the past three days. I don't answer, and there is never a message.

April 3rd, 2008 KIM CA

They call 2+ times per day - computer-generated calls. My #'s registered w/Do Not Call Registry - filed complaint w/FTC.

February 28th, 2008 Helen MA

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.

February 19th, 2008 clm OH

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.)

February 19th, 2008 Anonymous CA

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"

February 13th, 2008 moe CA

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.

February 1st, 2008 Alan Galloway

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.

January 31st, 2008 Linda DePeel


January 23rd, 2008 D Ludwig

Natl Geographic

December 15th, 2007 Ed CA

Hung up when I answered. Reported to FTC/do not call complaint.