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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:
240-210-7102
571-261-0106
410-202-0108
703-291-9032
434-878-9983
301-223-0109

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):
877-251-2901
877-255-1077
877-262-9431
877-269-4965

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
Bill
 Sep 29th, 2012
Had a call ring in at 1223 Central Time on 9/6/11. No one was home and we generally don't answer calls of this type anyway. The Caller ID read "TOLL FREE CALL." We blocked our own phone number going out and called 877-251-2901. A pleasant male voice indicated that we had reached the American Diabetes Association and, among other things, should now dial one to cease receiving such calls in the future. I DO NOT counsel anyone to press one or even to call that number without blocking their own phone number with *67 first. This is a new wrinkle, with the ADA adding a TOLL FREE NUMBER to the other six that rang so incessantly that I had blocked them all back in early March of 2011.

The other six numbers, which I wouild not believe they have abandoned, were:

240-210-7102
571-261-0106
410-202-0108
703-291-9032
434-878-9983
301-223-0109

I now have all seven, including 877-571-2901, blocked from ringing my landline phone. As indicated above, calling them and dialing 1 will be much more likely to get you more phone calls rather than fewer - you will only have told them that your number is alive and working!
Bill
 Sep 07th, 2011
The consistent name on my caller ID is "ADA".Tis caller calls most every day except Sundays from different phone numbers which are: There is no message.Just a phone call and then a hang up, everytime.
410-202-0108 (06-21-2011)
301-223-0109 (06-20-2011)
571-261-0106 (06-18-2011)
240-210-7102 (06-17-2011)
410-202-0108 (06-15-2011)
M Heartley
 Jun 21st, 2011
This IS the American Diabetes Association. It is non-stop endless calls daily on multiple numbers: 301-223-0109; 410-202-0108; 571-261-0106; 757-769-7127;434-878-9983; 703-291-9032 and 240-210-7102. They are becoming an annoying group. I have supported them in the past and have an ADA membership but no more. I'm fed up with this type of solicitating. (see comments from Fed Up below, same as mine!!).
George
 Mar 31st, 2011
I receive calls from ADA every day. The last few days in March 5th,6th,7th,8th & 9th. They ring 3 times then hang up. I used to pick up the phone but do not anymore. I have no idea how long I have been receiving these calls but it has been too long. I am beginning to be very concerned on what they are up to.
ADA's phone numbers are! 434-878-9983 248-218-7182 571-261-0106 410-202-0108 301-223-0109. They usually call around 9:AM but not always.These are the numbers they have used in the last five days.Help Someone.
Helen Cast
 Mar 09th, 2011
I too get these bogus ADA calls 3-4 times a day from different #'s. Does no good to tell them to stop calling & letting it go to voicemail does not help. I have started picking the phone up & immediately slamming it back down but not sure that is doing any good. I have thought about blowing a whistle in their ears but afraid they may start calling me at midnight. They called at 9:00PM last night! I am keeping track of all the #'s & turning them into the DONOTCALL I am on, but does not seem to be doing much good. I will write the real ADA with all these #'s soon as I heard they can turn the bogus #'s into their Legal Dept. Here are the #'s I have so far from these jerks!
434-878-9983
301-223-0109
240-210-7102
703-291-9032
571-261-0106
Does anybody know what we can do to get this to stop!?!?!?!
Very Angry
 Feb 01st, 2011
MULTIPLE CALLS FROM 301-223-0109; 434-878-9983; 571-261-0106 & 703-291-9032 IN LAST TWO WEEKS.
ALL SHOW "ADA" [AMERICAN DIABETES ASSTN].
BEEN ON DO NOT CALL LIST "FOREVER".
D
 Aug 24th, 2010
MULTIPLE CALLS FROM 301-223-0109; 434-878-9983; 571-261-0106 & 703-291-9032 IN LAST TWO WEEKS.
ALL SHOW "ADA" [AMERICAN DIABETES ASSTN].
BEEN ON DO NOT CALL LIST "FOREVER".
D
 Aug 24th, 2010
MULTIPLE CALLS FROM 301-223-0109; 434-878-9983; 571-261-0106 & 703-291-9032 IN LAST TWO WEEKS.
ALL SHOW "ADA" [AMERICAN DIABETES ASSTN].
BEEN ON DO NOT CALL LIST "FOREVER".
D
 Aug 24th, 2010
MULTIPLE CALLS FROM 301-223-0109; 434-878-9983; 571-261-0106 & 703-291-9032 IN LAST TWO WEEKS.
ALL SHOW "ADA" [AMERICAN DIABETES ASSTN].
BEEN ON DO NOT CALL LIST "FOREVER".
D
 Aug 24th, 2010
The American Diabetes Assoc is behind this. I called them, thinking these calls were a scam, but the customer service rep told me that they use telemarketers to make these calls - looking for donations. I asked her to take me off the list and she promised she would. That was 1 month ago. I have been reporting each call to donotcall.gov and yesterday I filled out a complaint with bbb.org (The Better Business Bureau) against ADA. Hopefully, something will stop them. This is nothing but harassment.

Here are the other numbers they use:

Phone # Caller ID Location
(301) 223-0109 ADA Williamsport, MD
410-202-0108 ADA Salisbury, MD
434-878-9983 ADA Brodnax, VA
571-261-0106 ADA Haymarket, VA
703-291-9032 ADA Triangle, VA
240-210-7102 ADA
Fed Up
 Jul 28th, 2010
See Robs comments below. I get this ADA call on a regular basis, but at different times and differnt caller ids including: 703-291-9032; 571-261-0106; 434-878-9983; 301-223-0109; and 410-202-0108.
DF
 Jul 05th, 2010
My household has been taken over by calls from ADA. I walked and supported this group several years ago, but I've never dealt with this amount of calls from one agency. They call any day, any time and when the machine picks up, it's a hang up call. The last 2 days it has rang twice and then stopped. Numbers I have tracked so far, they all lead me back to ADA: 401-202-0108, 301-223-0109, 240-210-7102, 571-261-0106, 434-878-9983 and 703-291-9032. I'm sure there are more I have missed but I'm getting to the bottom of this and stopping these calls before they make me want to get rid of my land line all together!
K. Stevens
 May 10th, 2010
In past week, 6 calls from "ADA", every one a different area code & number.
Also: 571-261-0106, 410-202-0108, 703-291-9032, 434-878-9983, 301-223-0109
Does not leave message, hang up.
DW
 Mar 11th, 2010
This is a telemarketers number supposedly for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). We give to this organization via the mail, so we are uncertain why we are on a telemarketing list. So far we have identified at least 6 different telemarketing numbers (including the one above)that are from the same organization - each having a different city/state I.D. Also,we are suspicious of any organization that uses such telephone tactics. Here are the other numbers: 703-291-9032; 571-261-0106; 434-878-9983; 301-223-0109; and 410-202-0108.
Rob
 Feb 24th, 2010
American Diabetes Ass. looking for donations. They call from several different numbers. 571-261-0106...410-202-0108.....240-210-7102....301-223-0109....703-291-9032. They even call on Sundays! They have called everyday for a week from the listed numbers I gave.
Ber
 Sep 20th, 2009
Call was from a computer voice that says its name is "Amy Taylor" a debt collector with Asset Acceptance. It advises you that if you continue to listen, you are acknowledging that you are the person for which the call is intended, and should not listen in the presence of others, as this call "contains personal information". (I guess they don't think about other people in the house listening to answering machines -- "personal information should NOT be left on answering machines!). It asks to you call this number 877-277-3850 to discuss an important business matter. For more info about Asset Acceptance go to this page and read on! http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-877-277-3850 Website is http://www.assetacceptance.com/
AH
 Aug 03rd, 2009

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