Another number used by the non-profit Dove Foundations. Also see entries on this site for 800-679-0336
. Also see the Wikipedia entry for Dove Foundation.
These calls come from a non-profit called Dove Foundation. This is their latest reported phone number. Besides the entries for 571-283-6422
look on this site for entries on the number 800-679-0336
. The Missouri Attorney General successfully took action against them - for Missouri residents only, it seems.
Been going on for over a YEAR now.. never leave a message. Kami and Robert or Rob and Kami. Two diff numbers VERY annoying
Note that apparently this same marketing ploy is being used under an entirely different phone number and caller ID name, as well: reference phone number 410-774-8235
on this site, and you will discover that caller ID is listed (magically) as "ROB AND KAMI"---with many of the same experiences, reported. They have two phone numbers coming up, folks. How completely irritating!
Cross reference/Cross List (apparently) as "Kami and Robert"....also (strangely) found on this same site, under the phone number 571-283-6422
. Look up this number on this same site, and you can read hundreds of reports of the same marketing ploy (just under a different number). Weird!
I DIDN'T ANSWER THE PHONE, I LET THE MACHINE GET IT. THEY DIDN'T LEAVE A MESSAGE.
i, too received a call from this number and the "robert and kami"571-283-6422
) this time i answered the hackensack, NJ call(201-373-8332) and a female was on the phone and said hi, this is kami, may i speak with the lady of the house? and i replied there is no lady of the house? and then she stuttered for a second and asked to speak with the man of the house at which point i hung up. haha i also have received a call from the family survey616-980-2332
)never answered that one.
Got a call fromt this number. Lots of talk about it. Didn't answer.
Called and left no message.
I swear these people should be shot. Who wakes up one day and decides they want to aggravate the hell out of people and start telemarketing.
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They keep calling on my cell phone, but never leave a message. I never bother to pick it up since I recognize the number now.
Received a call from Grand Rapids, MI a few days ago, left message saying that my extended warrenty on my car was about to expire. I have no car on warrenty. Called number back, got a recording press 1 to continue warrenty or 2 for no call list, pressed 2 and entered phone#. Now I get calls from Kami and Robert, 571-283-6422. Odd that one of the groups conected with this number is from Grand Rapids, MI!!
A female Called my cell phone and asked for my husband by his name. She seemed to assume that I was him & refered to me as Jaime. I requested her identity but,she would not respond. That's about the time when I blew my top!!! I basically told her that I was his wife & why the hell was she calling my husband!!!!" She hung up rather quickly when I started calling her some unpleasant names !
I called back to this number several times to no avail.
I didn't answer. They didn't leave a message.
This is getting on my nerves! And they don't leave a message either!
Another annoying call. I'm suddenly getting calls from all sorts of area codes...What gives? I don't answer numbers I don't know.
This weird call comes from a computer and it only calls my cell phone! How the hell did they get this number?!?!
Same as reported below--asked for lady of the house. I kept them on the phone as long as possible even having them hold while I did some things around the house. I figure the longer I can keep these types of calls going the fewer people they will be able to call during a day. If you don't have time to deal with them try this one. When you get the call and figure out after the first few seconds it's a telemarketer ask them if they can hold on for a minute because your doorbell just rang. Then just set the phone down and go about your business. Hang up 10 minutes later. Hey, it's five or ten minutes of fewer calls they'll be able to get to.
fyi the number 571-283-6422
comes up on my caller id as kami and robert. they call a lot. for the last few days, 201-373-8332 has been calling with family survey appearimg on the caller id. i never pick up. if you look up the 571 number for comments it appears these are the same people.
predatory behavior comes in all forms.......
bob helmet Dec 26th, 2007
Called, asking for the lady of the house. Responded with This is my cell phone, stop calling!
The female caller " I am sorry"
These people also call with 571-283-6422
with caller id saying Kami & Robert. Very annoying.
If you want to do something about this then buy skype out unlimited and put them on redial. I am, show them we won't stand for this.
asked for me by name asked question about grandparents and tv and movies if I wanted them cleaned up I responded no she proceeded with her speech I got nasty and hung up
Why are they calling me? I am on the 'do not call' list...
Could not get to phone in time, to tell them to stop calling.
I've gotten this number on my caller ID many times on my house phone and cell phone. This is very annoying both 231-224-2070 and 571-283-6422
its getting old and annoying. Who ever is doing that needs to stop!!!
stop calling me! they just called me again! stop they are ringing right now! stop!!!!!
thats cool andrew i have a brother named andrew oh and i called them back i got too scared too let them finish
who are you! thats it i calling you back!
kami and robert was on my caller id today. no message was left. i do not pick up calls that i do not recognize.
I'm sure glad I don't live in the US. These telemarketers are scum (of the lowest order). Now if these people are the Dove Foundation as seems to be the case, then remember that each offense will attract a $2000 fine. Refer http://www.ago.mo.gov/newsreleases/2006/082106b.htm (announced in August of *2006*)
Of course, you could also sue them as a civil procedure. Now that they are not using a toll free number, telebombing is futile. If one was criminally minded, one might even consider a DOS attack on their website
I picked up this called Sat morning around 10 am.
I said hello, and after an initial pause, female voice answered hello (it didn't sound like a recording)
"This is Cami, may I speak to the lady of the house?"
I responded politely: "Hi Cami, Would you please remove my from the call list?"
"Sure, no problem, we will put you on the do not call list."
"Thank you, Cami."
Did not get to the actual 'pitch' so I cannot report who-what-where, but will monitor if they call back.
snowbutterfly Nov 17th, 2007
I do not like unknown parties calling me for any reason...too much personal info asked , husband responded but not details
sandra carter Nov 16th, 2007
Information I have on Chaiman and Co-founder of The Dove Foundaion, Mr. Richard Rolfe:
Subject: Richard Kenneth Rolfe
AKA's: Dick Rolfe, Richard K Rolpe
4154 Radstock Dr
Dorr, MI 49323-9369
("last seen" here 10/2007, property owned by Mary Sue Rolfe)
2866 Wilson Ave SW, Apt 3
GRANDVILLE, MI 49418-1290
("last seen" here 4/2004)
1458 42nd St SE, Apt 6
Grand Rapids, MI 49508-3670
("last seen" here 12/1992)
(listed as Dick Rolfe)
Called cell phone. I did not answer.
Got this call today 11-15-07. Wanted to speak to my wife. Not sure how they got my cell phone number. Scary part is they asked for my wife by name. Mentioned something about films. I was too pissed that they were bothering me to get any information. Said they will call back. Fortunately caller id will give me the heads up. Who knows how to get this stopped?
This woman with an ex-cheerleader sounding voice calls me every day and pretends like my answering machine is a real person. "Hello this is Kami, may I please speak to Jimmy? Ok... Is the lady of the house available?" The last 2 days the message has included an extra part at the end, "This is Kami from Feature Films for Families. Thanks for your time, bye."
My name is James, nobody calls me Jimmy, so I assume she's trying to pretend like she's my pal to get me to answer. I never have, and never will. So I hope they're happy spending their dime to call me every day and leave a stupid message. I feel popular because my answering machine light is always blinking when I get home.
She used to call from 571-283-6422
with caller ID "KAMI AND ROBERT". Same cheerleader voice, but back then she would just say "This is Kami, may I please speak with Jimmy?"
Kami shoulda studied in high school instead of bangin all the jocks and becoming an annoyingly perky telemarketer.
I ANSWERED THE PHONE AND THE SAID HER NAME WAS KAMI. I HUNG UP. JUST THOUGHT IT REAL STRANGE THAT KAMI CALLED FROM THIS NUMBER WHEN SHE USUALLY CALLED FROM 571-283-6422
They called my cell phone. Bastards.
Orphan Bob Nov 09th, 2007
NOW THESE THESE PEOPLE CALL CELL PHONES WHATS NEXT I WONDER
These people have called several times in the last week. When I answer, the line is always dead. If I don't answer, they don't leave a message. That's okay with me, though, because the Dove Foundation/Feature Films For Families is a convicted Do-Not-Call registry violator. I have no interest in anything that they have to say.
Dude, I don't even have phone service on the number they called. Losers.
Adam Jones Nov 07th, 2007
Kami and Robert on caller id
I have recvd. several calls from this # never answered. Caller ID unknown.
Jeff Flinn Oct 30th, 2007
just called the # back today (10/29/07) and I got a recording stating that the "# is being checked for trouble"
Call comes in,sounded like a recording but when I wondered aloud if it were the voice sd "do I really sound that bad?". The female voice asked if the "lady of the house was available. When told she wasn't I was asked if there children lived N the home & told her no. She sd she call back, told her not 2 & she agreed.
Tired of getting their calls
called at 12:23 p.m., stupid idiots.
Continuously calls and does not leave message.
Got a call yesterday from Kami and Robert. It was a recorded message asking for the lady of the house. I hung up but then waited until nearly midnight to call "Kami" back, just for kicks. She answered, "hello." I excitedly said, "Hi there! You have been selected to be in a drawing for a brand new TV! All you have to do is answer a few questions for me...what kind of cereal do you buy?" She was so irritated and she said, "I don't want a TV and I don't want to answer your questions." so I said, "Oh, come on Kami! Or maybe Robert would rather answer my questions? It'll only take about 20 minutes and I doubt you were doing anything important anyway, now next question!" and she said, "I'm hanging up now!" and so she did. HA! The whole family got a kick out of it and I certainly felt satisfied. I doubt Kami and Robert will be calling me again. If they do, you can be sure this time my return call will be closer to 2 am instead.
a computer lady asked for me by name, and then identified herself as being "Kami" from the american family film institute or something like that.
This is another # the dove foundation uses. I have posted all there info under 571-283-6422
. Names and address of corporate members etc. Look that # up and see my post.
Received call from this number, my caller ID said "Mortgage Services". I googled and found this sight. Thanks for all the info. I am going to report them on the governments DO NOT CALL list.
Recieved a call from this number on my cel phone. I missed the call and have a home based business and get calls from customers all over the place so I returned the call thinking it might have been a customer. A woman answered "customer Service" I asked customer service for whom. She asked well do you have 20 seconds for me to explain? I said sure. She told me about the film rating stuff I told her this is my cell phone and I use it for business and not telemarketing and to please remove my number from their calling list she said she would. I guess now it is wait and see.
Unsolicited Sep 28th, 2007
Did reverse number search.
Below is results.
Type: Land Line
Provider: Sbc Long Distance, Llc DBA At&t Long Distance
Location: Herndon, VA
I received a call, but I don't answer if I don't recognize the name or if it sames unknown name. Get smart people, if they can't leave a message, then it's not that important
Got a call asked my daughter for me by name said they were from some kids film school. I have only had my phone number for 5 days so I called Verizon who said it sounds like the people who scan directory lists for new numbers. If your phone is listed they'll get ya. I immediately ordered call intercept so I could block their number.
The Dove Foundation is a Michigan-based non-profit with a half-a-million dollar budget and a slew of conservative celebrities on its advisory board, including radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger, movie critic Michael Medved, and Lisa Whelchel, who played Blair on the Facts of Life. It's known for reviewing movies and TV shows, and issuing a seal of approval to the few that meet its cleanliness standards. (Example, Rocky Balboa almost passed, "however, there is one GD uttered by Paulie in a fit of anger," the reviewer laments. "While many people might consider that term to accurately express the passion of the moment, Dove always draws the line at "'Biblical profanity.'")
Dove is also known for a lawsuit filed last year by Missouri's attorney general accusing the org of using its non-profit status to evade the state's no-call list while shilling for a for-profit DVD-seller. Non-profits can call anyone they want, you see, but businesses can't, and the Dove Foundation's not-so-scientific survey ends with an invitation to a follow up call from Feature Films For Families Inc. about the many quality, family-friendly DVDs it sells.
In August, Dove and Feature Films paid $70,000 to settle the lawsuit, without admitting any wrongdoing. Dove says it's stopped calling numbers in the Show Me State. The rest of the country is still ringing.
Searched for: THE DOVE FOUNDATION
ID Num: 790389
Entity Name: THE DOVE FOUNDATION
Type of Entity: Domestic Nonprofit Corporation
Resident Agent: DAVID E LUKENS
Registered Office Address: 535 EAST FULTON STE 1A GRAND RAPIDS MI 49503
Formed Under Act Number(s): 162-1982
Incorporation/Qualification Date: 6-21-1991
Jurisdiction of Origin: MICHIGAN
Number of Shares: 0
Year of Most Recent Annual Report: 06
Year of Most Recent Annual Report With Officers & Directors: 06
Status: ACTIVE Date: Present
This is the Dove Corporation. They call from different names and #. They have been sued by the in there home state before and lost but this hasn't stopped them. Google them..On this site from other # they have called from others have listed the president, vice pres, director and treasures home address and personal phone #, I suggest calling them 10 times a day. This info is also listed on the Secretary of State website in the state there head corders are at. It is public info..
I did not answer the phone as we did not recognize the number and do not know anyone named Kami and Robert.
I received a call and listned to their pitch. It's a film company called Films for Family... ultimately they want to know what you think about "wholesome" films and then try and sell them to you. You can check it out at www.familytv.com
I had 2 or 3 messages on my answering machine, and the caller ID said "kami and robert".
the first message asked for me by my full name - which is interesting because my phone is not in my own name and i rarely use my home# when asked for a ph#. a woman's voice said, "hello, may i speak to christine *** please?" then said, "hello? hello?" and hung up.
the second & third messages just said "hello? hello?"
weird that the bot didn't recognize my generic "please leave a message after the tone"
someone who posted on a site similar to this one said they tracked the number back to http://www.familytv.com/ a complany that produces and sells "family values" films.
Got same call tonight, I was a softy and answered the questions without realising it was a fake voice (!). After hanging up I instantly felt uncomfortable having someone call back. So I Googled the number and found several sites with the same queries and concerns. I then called the number myself to see what would happen. A lady answered saying "hello", I kept my mouth shut, after a short pause she said "okay that's great' and kept on talking, pausing after each question, I still kept quiet, she still replied with "okay that's great", etc., etc....When she/it was done I remained on the line to see what would happen, she came back and said "hello?hello?did i lose you?" and then shortly after the phone clicked off.
Weird but an eye-opener indeed !
Saw the number on my call ID. I added it to my call screen list, which is a service that blocks calls.
Hopefully they are only using one number as I can only put 12 entries in that list and now it's full!
Why did this company change there name from "Dove" to" Kami and Robert"?
Why are they asking if there are childern in the house? Sounds like a preverted scam to me .A Company with a good name will not change there name and phone number.
I got this call today. Did not know it and had another call from Maryland turned out to be One World. Strange why I get these call.
This is unbelievable. We ALWAYS screen our calls and this stupid # shows on our caller ID over and over again. I was curious as to who the hell this is so I Googled it. Amazing that so many people are being annoyed by them.
call from kami & robert
some kind of recording saying sorry I didnt hear what you [me] said press one so we can hear you ?? crazy!!
Called me while I was out of town. So, I called them back and got a live speaker of customer service; asked how they got my DO NOT CALL LIST phone number (rather loudly and rude). Asked them not to call me and take my phone number off their list.
This # has shown up serveral times on my caller ID. I live in Texas, but apparently these people call Canada alot too. I have never answered, but if I feel like playing the "mess w/ the telemarketer game" I think I will answer next time!!:):)PS I am on the "Do not call" and I'm unlisted-strange...
Called and gave me the whole survey thing about family movies and ratings. Ask if it was okay if someone else called and did a 3 minute interview with me, And when I ask what they were gonna try to sell me, "kami" fest up and said they did take donations....and I said "bye bye"....click!
No message. Just on my caller i.d. as 'unknown name'.
Called my number on 9/6/2007 and left no message. My caller ID recorded 571-283-6422
called and asked to speak to Patricia.. (my name)
i asked who was calling
a female voice said something about filsm and then hung up-this was at 9pm
Called asking for lady of the house.
me: She's not here.
Her: Oh, well we're doing a survey...
me: This is a Cell phone. How'd you get this number?
Her: We're just dialing every possible combination of numbers...
me: That's illegal. Do you realized you're breaking the law?
Auto-dialing random numbers is illegal, at least in Texas.
I got a call from this number 3 times today alone. Needless to say, I registed on the National "DO Not Call" list today! I'd advise everyone to do this. You register and are on the list for 5 years!! Wonderful service. There is a State No Call List in most states also!!
Cheryl Gaffney Sep 01st, 2007
Received call at 8:46 pm. Let my answering machine take it, but no message. I live in Calgary, AB.
If I may though, for a moment, speak of the comment left by Bob on this site.
I don't think it is necessary to paint all Americans with the same brush. There are ignorant Americans and there are ignorant Canadians. Please just refer to the ones that are subjecting us to these irritating phone calls.
I think this is the Jehovah's Witness new way of trying to get the so-called "truth" out.
MelodyBlankenship Aug 30th, 2007
got the call at 8:50 pm nfld time no one there guess i was in a que or something after about 3 minutes i hung up
Caller I D said Kami and Robert,machine answered,they/it left np message.
A Virginia number keeps dialling our number in Canada. Rings once, then stops. Really so annoying that I'd like to send a nasty note to them! Finally phoned and receptionist said that they are a film company surveying types of entertainment. Claimed that they are concerned about the types of movies that children see. I told them to put my number on a DO NOT CALL LIST. We'll see!
Caller id is 15712836422.
They don't leave a message on the answering machine. I do not pick up for 800 numbers or unknowns.
Saw # on my caller id when I returned home from work. My answering machine was blank so they must have hung up before they got the machine.
They have been calling for a few weeks now. Early in the morning, I never have answered it and I don't plan on it now that I see all these other comments. I didn't know the name so I just let it ring to voice mail.If anyone figures out how to get them to stop I hope you please post it. its really annoying
My husbands ex wife is using his name along with hers for this phone line. We live in texas & she lives in Florida. Don't know what to do. This is very strange
Rec'd call from Kami and Robert didnt answer.
asked for me then hung up or my phone died not sure who she was
third time the automated system called
no fun at all :-(
This same group has been calling under a different number...the female identifies herself as Kami...and from the other number (which I really can't remember but is also listed on this site) the calls were always about being against gay and lesbian ppl, and I believe it was mentioned specifically in film. They never left a message from whichever number they have called me from.
lady the other end just kept on saying hello. I put the phone down
this person called me several time, I don't know that number so I refuse to pick up, they did not leave a message..that is when I decide to google their number
Don't respond when asked if there are kids under the age of 16! Something is very wrong with these people! They have been calling my house for weeks and asking me the same question, I always answer that this is a commune for nuns! Leave us all alone Kami and Robert, whoever you are I know that you are up to no good!