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Fredericksburg,VA
Texas
 Nov 19th, 2016
3 calls to cell phone in the last 4 days.
Fairbanks, AK
 May 17th, 2015
this number showed up on my 9 year olds cell phone bill as an outbound call that was "forwarded" by his phone... and we don't live anywhere near new jersey!!! The original call came from 540-898-8818... it some kinda scam cause we don't know either number and the call only last .5 seconds! Can't wait to see what pops up next!
New York
 Jan 09th, 2015
Called for the second time knowing they are calling me on my cell phone to take a 5 minute survey. For the second time I told them I am not interested. The insisted it was "really important". I gave them 2 more "I am not interested" responses and hung up.
Unhappy
 Nov 26th, 2013
These people called and were vulgar. They said they were conducting a cell phone survey of the size of male genetalia. They used another word. I hung up.
T Burgermeister
 Oct 22nd, 2013
I just read down through the comments, all 47 of them. These people have been annoying people since 2006. Here it is today, Oct. 20th 2013, a Sunday and they called at 2:48pm. They have called everyday, sometimes twice a day for the last two weeks. I do not have Phone Tray as USNSPARKS suggests below but I have TeleBouncer and I have it set up like phone-tray to ring once, display the CallerID information, play a message to dial the pass code to complete the call and if they know the pass code and dial it, the phone rings again. But a telemarketer is not connect soon enough to hear that announcement and would not know the pass word even if they had a phone to dial it, which I believe they do not. Since I have had the TeleBouncer I have not had a single telemarketer complete a call since I installed the TeleBouncer. Sure the phone rings 4-5 times each day, one time and that tells me one of them called and was met with silence.
ALAN
 Oct 21st, 2013
Beware ! ! ! They Are Not Who They Claim To Be - This Is A Subversive Attempt To Verify Who You Are.
The Only Way To Stop These Kinds Of Calls Is To Make Them Pay. Always Answer - They Have To Pay For Completed Call. Keep Them Talking As Long As Possible With Fake Info So They Have To Pay More.
Alex Copeland
 May 06th, 2013
I just added this # to my PhoneTray Free ZAP list.

Zap ANY annoying calls for free! Stop paying the telephone company thieves to do what this does for FREE. Anonymous Call Rejection doesn't block all the modified CID calls. PhoneTray Free will!

http://www.phonetray.com/ptfree_download.htm

Your phone won't even ring and they will be hung up on after your message if you want to leave one. Been using this program for months and LOVE it!

You can manually enter the bogus Unknown Name Unknown Number, ---------- and others that these bums use to circumvent the caller ID system. It will block them also. If you can type it in the box it will ZAP it! Or you can add incoming #s to your zap list with a few clicks. Is a FABULOUS little program! It also has an online look up that queries WhoCalled.US. How neat is that? I have NO connection with the company other than I am extremely happy with their PhoneTray Free 1.37.

Try this out, you will thank me!

Don't forget to report these bums to the FTC. Use the online form at

https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx


IMPORTANT UPDATE!: Congress passed the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010 because many telemarketers, debt collectors and others were manipulating Caller ID info to make you more likely to pick up the phone. It is “unlawful for any person within the United States, in connection with any telecommunications service or IP-enabled voice service, to cause any caller identification service to knowingly transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value.” If you receive a call from a collection agency using a spoofed number, file a complaint with the FCC. To back up your claim, snap a photo of the spoofed Caller ID. If the FCC finds that rules were broken, they can levy fines as large as $10,000 for each violation and three times that amount for each day they continue to break the law, up to $1 million!

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm?id
USNSPARKS
 Feb 18th, 2012
These people started calling on 8/6/2011 @ 5:37 p.m. They called again on 8/7/2011 @ 5:46 p.m. I did not answer and no message was left on answering machine. I will not answer so Princeton Data if you see these comments, give it up!!! Also, if AARP is involved in using this survey company, I am very disappointed in AARP!!!!!
Diana
 Aug 08th, 2011
A woman called me identifying her company as a survey co. She was asking me questions about what social network sites I use. Then she started asking me how many Allens, Walters, Roses, Marthas, Bruces do I know. I got annoyed with her questions and discontinued the conversation.
Pepper
 Oct 27th, 2010
"Princeton Data" has called my cell phone on 4 consecutive days around 5 PM (so far). On the first occasion a man said he's not a telemarketer but is doing an important survey. Without me saying so he immediately said he knew he was calling my cell phone number and offered me $5.00 to take the survey. I hung up. The next day he called again and left a voice message that he'd call me again to take the survey. He's called at least two more times since then. I do not answer when I see that phone number on my caller ID. I plan to report this to my cell phone carrier.
M.B.
 Sep 03rd, 2010
Got a call from this number all week. I answered and told them politely to quit calling. The person on the other line told me called me a "n" word and listen to what Princeton Data has to offer.
James
 Jul 11th, 2010
Second part of my comment.

If your name is on this list, get your organization to stop using Princeton Data Services.

AARP
601 E Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20049
1-888-687-2277
800.227.7789

Email: media(AT)aarp.org and http://www.aarp.org/aarp/contact_aarp_business/

A. Barry Rand, CEO

Jennie Chin Hansen, AARP President

Kevin Donellan, Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

Emilio Pardo, Chief Brand Officer

John Rother, Executive Vice President, Policy and Strategy
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The Annenberg Public Policy Center
202 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3806
phone: 215-898-9400
fax: 215-746-7848

ALSO

320 National Press Bldg
Washington, DC 20045, US

Brooks Jackson, Director
brooks.jackson(AT)factcheck.org
202-879-6700

Samantha Zambito, Assistant to the Director
szambito(AT)asc.upenn.edu

Deborah Stinnett, Staff Director and Chief Budget Officer
dstinnett(AT)asc.upenn.edu

Media Contact
Joseph J. Diorio at 215-746-1798 jdioio(AT)asc.upenn.edu 

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
phone: 650-854-9400
fax: 650-854-4800

Drew Altman, President and CEO
Peter Long, Senior Vice President for Executive Operations

Rakesh Singh, Vice President of Communications
650-854-9500 x 232
rsingh@kff.org

Matt James, Senior Vice President for Media and Public Education
650-854-9500

Bruce Madding, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
bmadding(AT)kff.org

Craig Palosky, Director Communications, Washington DC
202-347-5270
cpalosky@kff.org


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John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Wachovia Financial Center, Suite 3300
200 South Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Fla. 33131-2349
Tel. 305-908-2600

Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO
Email him:
http://www.knightfoundation.org/about_knight/staff/detail.dot?identifier=358175#

Lisette Huff, his executive assistant, 305-908-2606
Email her:
http://www.knightfoundation.org/about_knight/staff/detail.dot?identifier=358174

Mayur Patel, Director of Strategic Assessment and Assistant to the President
Email him: http://www.knightfoundation.org/about_knight/staff/detail.dot?identifier=358173

Marc Fest, Vice President/Communications
305-908-2677
fest@knightfoundation.org
Email him: http://www.knightfoundation.org/about_knight/staff/detail.dot?identifier=7292
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NBC News
30 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10012

e-mail:
today@news.nbc.com; MTP@nbc.com

Corporate communications
212-664-6999

Salil Mehta
NBC Universal President, Business Operations, Strategy and Development
Mehta@nbcuni.com

Jeffrey DeMarrais
NBC Corporate Communications, jeffrey.demarrais@nbc.com
212-664-3505
Cory Shields, Corporate Communications
+1-212-664-6999
cory.shields(AT)nbcuni.com

Kathy Kelly-Brown, Corporate Communications
+1-212-664-3457
kathy.kelly-brown(AT)nbcuni.com

Amy Zelvin, NBCU Digital Communications
+1-201-735-3370
amy.zelvin(AT)nbcuni.com

Email for press contacts: NBCUMVPress(AT)nbcuni.com

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New York University
John Sexton, President
70 Washington Square South, 1215
New York, New York (US) 10012
john.sexton(AT)nyu.edu
Tel +1 212-998-2345
Fax +1 212-995-4790
ALSO
Office of Institutional Research and Program Evaluation
New York University
196 Mercer Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Fredric Cohen, Director, Institutional Research
Phone: 212.998.4415
Fax: 212.995.4095
fred.cohen(AT)nyu.edu

Rachel Maxwell, Senior Institutional Research Analyst
Phone: 212.998.2311
Fax: 212.995.4400
rachel.maxwell(AT)nyu.edu

William Sadler, Senior Institutional Research Analyst
Phone: 212.998.4183
Fax: 212.995.4095
william.sadler(AT)nyu.edu

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Notre Dame University
400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
President of Notre Dame Rev. John Jenkins
(574) 631-5000
Email him here: http://president.nd.edu/contact-us/
ALSO
Janet Botz, vice president for public affairs and communication
Erin Harding, Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning
Lou Nanni, Vice President for University Relations
405 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
574 631 6122
Lou.Nanni.3(AT)nd.edu
Bill Bosler 
Director, Information Services
1100 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556 
(574) 631-2635
Fax: (574) 631-7937
wbosler(AT)nd.edu

Amy Schell 
Web and Communications Administrator
1100 Grace Hall 
Notre Dame, IN 46556 
(574) 631-2297
Fax: (574) 631-8325
Amy.J.Schell.11(AT)nd.edu

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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
1615 L Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
p 202.419.4300 (main)
f 202.419.4349

Andrew Kohut, Director, President of the Pew Research Center

Scott Keeter
Director of Survey Research
Phone: 202-419-4362
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Rutgers University

Richard L. McCormick, President of Rutgers
Office of the President
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
83 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone: 732-932-7454 • Fax: 732-932-8060
Email him: http://ur.rutgers.edu/mailform/?id=671

Steven J. Diner, Chancellor, Rutgers Newark
973-353-5541
Email him: http://ur.rutgers.edu/mailform/?id=702

Kim Manning, Vice President, University Relations
732-932-1769
Email her: http://ur.rutgers.edu/mailform/?id=712

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
P.O. Box 2316
Route 1 and College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08543-2316
(877) 843-RWJF (7953)
Email them here: http://www.rwjf.org/global/contactus.jsp
or here: media(AT)rwjf.org
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO
David J Morse, Vice President, Communications
David Colby, Vice President, Research and Evaluation
dcolby(AT)rwjf.org

Rose Littman, Assistant to David Colby 609-627-5808
rlittman(AT)rwjf.org 609-627-5808

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The Urban Institute
2100 M Street NW
Washington DC 20037
(202) 833-7200
Send them an email: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm
or to their public relations department: paffairs(AT)urban.org or call (202) 261-5709
John R. Rogers
Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer
Kathleen Courrier
Vice President for Communication
kcourrier(AT)urban.org

Margery Austin Turner
Vice President for Research
mturner(AT)urban.org

Angela M. Keenan
Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Assistant Treasurer
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World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433 USA
tel: (202) 473-1000
fax: (202) 477-6391
News Bureau
Phone: (202) 473-7660
Fax: (202) 522-2632
Carl Hanlon
Manager, Corporate Communications
Phone: (202) 473-8087
E-mail: chanlon(AT)worldbank.org
David Theis
Media Chief
Phone: (202) 458-8626
E-mail: dtheis(AT)worldbank.org
Amy L. Stilwell
Media Manager
Phone: (202) 458-4906
E-mail: astilwell(AT)worldbank.org
Hapless Victim
 Apr 03rd, 2010
• AARP
• The Annenberg Public Policy Center
• Bank of America
• Commonwealth Fund
• Council of Better Business Bureaus
• Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
• John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
• NBC News
• New York University
• Notre Dame University
• Pew Internet & American Life Project
• Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
• Rutgers University
• Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
• The Urban Institute
• World Bank
client of evil Princeton Data

I am overseas with an unlisted American cell phone, on the do not call registry, and they called me several times after midnight.

This should be illegal. Write to your congressman, senators and state representatives.

How to find your congressman and senators: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

How to find your other representatives: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/?&lvl=L

Here are clients this company brags about on its website. Write to the public relations office and management of as many of them as possible.

I do not give the details for Princeton Data Services itself because it is not going to change and be nice-- bothering people is how a telephone survey company works. Instead you need to hit its clients.

Be POLITE, detail your complaint, then point out that they hired this bad company, and that their use of this company is hurting their brand name. Hit them where it hurts and mention that you now think less of them/ are less likely to join/help/donate to them BECAUSE they are using Princeton Data Services. Many of these organizations are non-profits and need the goodwill of the public-- point out that they are forfeiting goodwill by hiring a company that engages in such outrageous tactics.

Mention that you are on do not call lists or have an unlisted number and that Princeton Data Services calls you at night, wakes up your children, or whatever else is the truth about the annoyances of Princeton Data Services. Mention that the do-not-call lists do not apply to survey companies and therefore you have no legal way to avoid them; therefore you are forced to complain to them, the organizations that employ them. Remember, politeness and persistence pay off. A few letters (snail mail is the best) can make a big difference.

Think how annoyed I had to be by Princeton Data Services to compile this list.

If your name is on this list, get your organization to stop using Princeton Data Services.


 

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Bank of America
100 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28255-0001
704-386-5681 in Charlotte, NC.
Bank Fax: 704-386-6699

Anne Finucane, Global Strategy and Marketing Officer
Andrew Plepler, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer
Anu Kumar, Vice President of Marketing
Leroy Leiker, Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing Research
Wild card-- Brenda Leiker, Vice President in same office, email her here: http://www.spoke.com/public/directEmail.spoke?pageType=person&uid=305203336&elq_regfromID=pXJUD00&regfromID=pXJUD00&arg0=Brenda&name=Brenda+Leiker&regfrom=pd-opemail&dispatch=choose&person_search_path=%2FpXJUD00%2FBrendaLeiker&companyName=Bank+Of+America+Corporation&ext_regfromID=pXJUD00
Meredith Verdone, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing Executive

ALSO:

B of A Global Research:

Susan McCabe
Phone: 212.449.0389
Susan_McCabe(AT)ml.com

OR

Rinat Rond
Phone: 212.449.4073
Rinat_Rond(AT)ml.com

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Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-606-3800
Fax: 212-606-3500

Karen Davis
President
kd(AT)cmwf.org

John Craig
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
jc(AT)cmwf.org

Cathy Schoen, Senior Vice President for Research and Evaluation, cs(AT)cmwf.org
Mary Mahon, Public Information Officer at 212-606-3853, mm(AT)cmwf.org
Bethanne Fox, Senior Associate at 301-576-6359, bf(AT)cmwf.org.

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Council of Better Business Bureaus
4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838
Phone: 1 (703) 276.0100
Fax: 1 (703) 525.8277
Email them here: http://www.bbb.org/us/Contact-BBB/

Susan Kearney, Chief Marketing Officer
Steve Cox, President & CEO, Council of Better Business Bureaus
Hapless Victim
 Apr 03rd, 2010
http://www.numberinvestigator.com/phone/540-898-8818.html
dan tien
 Feb 10th, 2010
I got a call last night from this number, a female. I wasn't doing anything so I played along. It seemed to be fishing for 'pro obama' answers of which I gave her none. Asked about current elected criminals, the Haiti situation and such. I have marked that number as 'spam' on my phone and won't answer it if I can help it.
Me
 Jan 15th, 2010
This place has called us at least 4 times now, on our cell phone, stating that they know they're calling a cell phone, because they are doing research on cell phone users. They say they're offering $5 to qualified respondents, or something, but they're using my precious daytime minutes whether they declare me qualified or not.

We've told them we're not interested, but they keep calling anyway. This is obviously a small operation, and it's the same lady calling every time, so there's no way they don't know they're calling the same numbers repeatedly.
Dan
 Nov 21st, 2009
Called well after 9 P.M. and I advised him of this and he just shrugged it off as if it made no difference. I have to work on saturdays and he awakend me...I am not a happy camper..he had the nerve to ask if he could call back on saturday...no was my answer and hung up..thought there were laws in place for this kind of calls after 9 pm.
Shirley
 Sep 12th, 2009
Received a recorder call 7/16/09 6:03 pm, and sounds like a survey/scam.
annoyed
 Jul 17th, 2009
The
"Do Not Call" list needs to be just that with NO exceptions. I am tired of picking up the phone for BS calls that I do not want.
CB
 May 11th, 2009
Annoying calls!
M J
 Apr 29th, 2009
They do legitimate opinion polls by phone. I got called and answered a number of questions about current political issues. A couple of days later my local newspaper (the Minneapolis Star Tribune) published several (interesting) pieces with the results of an opionion poll. The phrasing of the questions made clear that this was the poll that I had cooperated on. At the end of the phone call, the interviewer asked me if I could be contacted further about my answers. I said no, and wasn't called again. In the newspaper articles, a number of people (who evidently did agree to be contacted further) were quoted about their opinions, to give some human interest to the articles.
frank
 Apr 27th, 2009
call the number and press option #1 to complete a survey. there is an option to remove your name and number from their survey call list.
jz
 Apr 01st, 2009
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milkman
 Mar 16th, 2009
They keep calling all the time.
brian
 Dec 18th, 2008
Have called three times tonight. Didn't answer until the last time once I came here to find out who they were. They asked me if I would participate in their survey. Just when the first question was about to come out I interupted and said I had to take a dump and would be back in a minute. Of course I never came back, but they must have this done all the time because it wasn't long before I got the phone of hook beeping......
Eric
 Oct 30th, 2008
I am so fed up with their calls, I think I am going to buy a whistle, next time they call I am going to blow it as loud as I can! I am at my wits ends!
Snow
 Oct 27th, 2008
This keep calling me 3 or 4 times a day and I refuse to answer because I don't know who it is and they don't leave a voicemail.
Dom Cataudella
 Oct 12th, 2008
Called two nights in a row. The second night they called twice within 5 minutes...did not pick up based on caller ID.
Ralph R
 Oct 01st, 2008
The called twice yesterday and have called three times already today; it is about 5:30PM now. I have not answered any of the calls.
Brad
 Sep 28th, 2008
2 calls from them on 06/27/08... like many people who have posted below I am on the "do not call" registry.
cma
 Jun 28th, 2008
Called, said nothing when answered. At least it had a name on the caller ID, otherwise they can pound sand.
Dave
 Apr 25th, 2008
Called 3 times in 58 minutes. Didn't answer. My caller id read Virginia caller.
Marie
 Mar 27th, 2008
survey questions recent election prefs, religious pref, race, education and salary range. It was a short 3 minute call and the fellow was nice. I really prefer responding to email surveys rather than getting a phone call. It is a bit intrusive but thanks to caller ID you don't have to answer.
Lou
 Mar 26th, 2008
Quit Calling us!!! We are not interested in your stupid surveys!!!!!!!
AL
 Feb 20th, 2008
Calling after 9 pm waking up the kids. They are rude and don't care what time it is.
Dee
 Jan 26th, 2008
Sunday night 9:08 PM, after legal hours for solicitation type phone number although I don't know if it was - only came up Fredericksburg VA and phone number.
Me
 Jan 07th, 2008
Have been called 4 times in the last week from this number. Each time they apologize and say they have dialed a wrong number.
Douglas
 Dec 03rd, 2007
They have called my phone 4 times this afternoon. They have called my other line as well. It's my fax and data line. I expect its a computer generated dialing system, as soon as my answering machine picks up the call disconnects. It's just very aggravating. I have not answered the phone, as I did not recognize the number nor the name. Yep I screen my calls . .you have to this day and age.
Ann D
 Nov 18th, 2007
Annoying as it can be, scientifically conducted opinion or survey research is an important research tool for education, business and government. I generally decline to participate in such surveys, even if I have the time because I suspect it is a tele-marketer trying to slip through the opinion survey exception to the do not call list. Yet, if you take the time to Google Princeton Data you do get 1.) a web site, 2.) information about the company, 3.) the names of principals, and 4.) a list of clients - that presumably would act as references. I have no connection to this company and to the best of my knowledge have never spoken with them. Maybe, the web site is bogus. I did not check further. But prima facie, this is probably a legitimate opinion research firm. See: http://www.princetondatasource.com/
Bob C
 Nov 03rd, 2007
The DO NOT call list if full of sh**. It does not work.
california
 Oct 20th, 2007
They called 8 times today
and 4 times yesterday, all
between 5 pm and 9:30 pm mst.

I had to tell them to stop and remove my numer.
Harry B.
 Sep 07th, 2007
did some digging and it looks like it's a company named Arbitron. They send you a radio diary that you are supposed to fill out for a week and send back. Plus they send you a small gift (turns out it's 1 dollar).

For more info:

http://www.theweekbehind.com/articles/radio.html
Truthseeker
 Jul 04th, 2007
I didn't pick up cause I didn't recognize the call display.

I used to work for a survey company (it sucked).

Surveys are in a different category than telemarketing and exempt from the do not call list. But, if you ask to be taken off their list they are supposed to take you off.

Another good way to deal with them is say that you're in your 80s. Most surveys are interested in people under 50. They will usually terminate the survey if you are over a certain age.

Sad but true.
Cyrus
 Jul 04th, 2007
Told the guy who called that we are on the National Do-Not Call list, and he replied "so am I". I said to take us off their call list and do not call again, and I got a smug "I will call again". The little prick.
Don
 Jul 03rd, 2007
Told caller did not wish to participate, he insisted stating this is a very important survey. Told him would not participate and hung up. Also on the do not call list.
Jon
 Jun 02nd, 2007
I've received 4 phone calls from them in the last 3 hours.

Unfortunately, these calls are NOT illegal, even if your name is on the Do Not Call registry - the registry says calls from telephone surveyors are still allowed. It's unfortunate, because these people seem to be a LOT more obnoxious & persistent than most telemarketers...
Jennifer
 May 22nd, 2007
I'm on the Do Not Call list and these public opinion people call all times of the day and night. I just received a Sunday call...
Duane
 Mar 25th, 2007
I am on the "Do Not Call" list and it is illegal for them to be calling me!
Susan Brown
 Mar 07th, 2007
I'm on the "Do Not Call" register ... This is the 2nd time my ans service picked up this Tel #
JoAnn
 Mar 07th, 2007
An unsolicited phone call and appeared to be computer generated.
Nancy
 Feb 24th, 2007
I have already told them to put me on their "do not call" list, but they continue to harrass us.
Robert Beatty
 Oct 07th, 2006
This was a representative of the Pew Research Foundation doing a public opinion (non-push) poll.
Brian
 Sep 09th, 2006

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