The American Diabetes Association is NOT a particularly esteemed charity (see charitynavigator.org on the web wherein they are awarded 1 star out of a potential 4 stars for excellence or lack therof).
Back in the early portion of 2011, we began experiencing phone calls looking for money from this operation (charity might be stretching things a little). At that time, they were using six phone numbers containing geographic area codes and all of them were Virginia or Maryland numbers. Of course, who knows whom they had hired to make the phone calls or what actual phone numbers those calls were coming from after they spoofed these six numbers using geographic area codes onto the Caller ID. You could dial any one of these (spoofed) numbers and listen to a polite recorded message indicating they would call you again (perhaps from InfoCision in Akron). Those numbers all showed ADA along with each number (as shown below) in the Caller ID:
At about September of 2011, ADA decided they needed to get a little sneakyness in to get you to pick up their phone calls by rotating 877 numbers with TOLL FREE CALL in the Caller ID. The numbers were (and, I assume, still are):
We acquired a Digitone call blocker device (easy to find by that brand name on the web, relatively easy to install and use and about $100 for peace on your phone line). That should explain why we have not seen any of the 10 phone numbers of the two types listed above since that time.
The 877-240-6044 ADA number came to us on 9/27/2012 with the name of ANONYMOUS rather than TOLL FREE CALL in the Caller ID. The 877-232-4020 number came to us similarly on 9/28/2012. We will likely not see either of these numbers again as I have just added both to the list of blocked numbers on the Digitone. Those who wish to spare themselves this kind of