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Just called my cell phone.
When I answered, no one was there.
Michael C
 Apr 07th, 2009
If you get a call from this number it is from Kidsfirst.org or Coalition for Children's Media in Sante Fe New Mexico. This is an organization that says it wants you to do a review of their movies and they are all about promoting good children's media but in fact they are really selling the movies for distributors who don’t want to pay for marketing. So they do it on the cheap and don't care how many folks it bothers. Check out how many movies they sell at this site, it is a lot. They use their non profit status to avoid telemarketing laws for the Federal Do Not Call Registry for telemarketeers. They also use an auto dialer which randomly calls with prerecorded messages from "John" who sounds real and confuses citizens and they do not identify themselves so if the call goes bad you won't know who it was to complain about. They use several numbers here are just a few:
617-245-9601
505-989-8076
505-247-1942
330-752-6187
202-747-7355
303-974-1804
505-225-5322
505-237-1942
505-382-6813
575-382-9984
877-700-6025
Google these numbers and you will see how many people are being harassed by this group on their new cell phones or home phones.
Call your state Attorney General's Office and make a formal complaint as well as the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. Also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. I would just write up one short complaint and use it for all three. Once they see a pattern they will act. Kidsfirst is hoping that you the consumer and regulatory agencies don't put two and two together since they don't identify themselves. Also you can go to kidsfirst.org website and contact all the sponsors on their site and let them know how kidfirst has treated you and with their deceptive practices. They think they found a loop hole but they need to play fair and especially if they are using a children’s platform to hide behind. If they are legit then why do they need so many reviews? Why not use the reviews from folks who already bought movies? Did Siskel and Ebert sell the movies they reviewed? No, because it was a conflict of interest. Kidsfirst is well aware how this bothers folks and you can tell by what folks who post about their calls to Kidsfirst. They just don't care and why don't they just use the Do Not Call Registry if they are such a caring non profit? When you ask them who is funding this organization Ann Church the so called V.P. of Marketing referred me to their tax form. When I asked who was on their Board of Directors she referred me to their tax form. You may ask your state if they really consider this a non profit organization at all, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it is a duck (small business selling movies). Do they owe your state any type of taxes if they are hiding behind non profit veil and really operating like a small business? You should ask your state regulatory agencies. They talk the talk but when you peel the onion here they are just a thinly veiled marketing arm for movie distributors. Whether they support good media or bad media they are telemarketing and selling movies and should be a normal store front like others and have to abide by the same laws as the others and honor the Federal Do Not Call Registry. Is that really asking that much? Check to see if your state prohibits organization from using automatic random dialers with prerecorded messages that don’t identify who they are with no matter if they are a non profit or business entity.
Washington Mom
 Mar 11th, 2009
If you get a call from this number it is from Kidsfirst.org or Coalition for Children's Media in Sante Fe New Mexico. This is an organization that says it wants you to do a review of their movies and they are all about promoting good children's media but in fact they are really selling the movies for distributors who don’t want to pay for marketing. So they do it on the cheap and don't care how many folks it bothers. Check out how many movies they sell at this site, it is a lot. They use their non profit status to avoid telemarketing laws for the Federal Do Not Call Registry for telemarketeers. They also use an auto dialer which randomly calls with prerecorded messages from "John" who sounds real and confuses citizens and they do not identify themselves so if the call goes bad you won't know who it was to complain about. They use several numbers here are just a few:
617-245-9601
505-989-8076
505-247-1942
330-752-6187
202-747-7355
303-974-1804
505-225-5322
505-237-1942
505-382-6813
575-382-9984
877-700-6025
Google these numbers and you will see how many people are being harassed by this group on their new cell phones or home phones.
Call your state Attorney General's Office and make a formal complaint as well as the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. Also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. I would just write up one short complaint and use it for all three. Once they see a pattern they will act. Kidsfirst is hoping that you the consumer and regulatory agencies don't put two and two together since they don't identify themselves. Also you can go to kidsfirst.org website and contact all the sponsors on their site and let them know how kidfirst has treated you and with their deceptive practices. They think they found a loop hole but they need to play fair and especially if they are using a children’s platform to hide behind. If they are legit then why do they need so many reviews? Why not use the reviews from folks who already bought movies? Did Siskel and Ebert sell the movies they reviewed? No, because it was a conflict of interest. Kidsfirst is well aware how this bothers folks and you can tell by what folks who post about their calls to Kidsfirst. They just don't care and why don't they just use the Do Not Call Registry if they are such a caring non profit? When you ask them who is funding this organization Ann Church the so called V.P. of Marketing referred me to their tax form. When I asked who was on their Board of Directors she referred me to their tax form. You may ask your state if they really consider this a non profit organization at all, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it is a duck (small business selling movies). Do they owe your state any type of taxes if they are hiding behind non profit veil and really operating like a small business? You should ask your state regulatory agencies. They talk the talk but when you peel the onion here they are just a thinly veiled marketing arm for movie distributors. Whether they support good media or bad media they are telemarketing and selling movies and should be a normal store front like others and have to abide by the same laws as the others and honor the Federal Do Not Call Registry. Is that really asking that much? Check to see if your state prohibits organization from using automatic random dialers with prerecorded messages that don’t identify who they are with no matter if they are a non profit or business entity.
Washington Mom
 Mar 11th, 2009
If you get a call from this number it is from Kidsfirst.org or Coalition for Children's Media in Sante Fe New Mexico. This is an organization that says it wants you to do a review of their movies and they are all about promoting good children's media but in fact they are really selling the movies for distributors who don’t want to pay for marketing. So they do it on the cheap and don't care how many folks it bothers. Check out how many movies they sell at this site, it is a lot. They use their non profit status to avoid telemarketing laws for the Federal Do Not Call Registry for telemarketeers. They also use an auto dialer which randomly calls with prerecorded messages from "John" who sounds real and confuses citizens and they do not identify themselves so if the call goes bad you won't know who it was to complain about. They use several numbers here are just a few:
617-245-9601
505-989-8076
505-247-1942
330-752-6187
202-747-7355
303-974-1804
505-225-5322
505-237-1942
505-382-6813
575-382-9984
877-700-6025
Google these numbers and you will see how many people are being harassed by this group on their new cell phones or home phones.
Call your state Attorney General's Office and make a formal complaint as well as the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. Also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. I would just write up one short complaint and use it for all three. Once they see a pattern they will act. Kidsfirst is hoping that you the consumer and regulatory agencies don't put two and two together since they don't identify themselves. Also you can go to kidsfirst.org website and contact all the sponsors on their site and let them know how kidfirst has treated you and with their deceptive practices. They think they found a loop hole but they need to play fair and especially if they are using a children’s platform to hide behind. If they are legit then why do they need so many reviews? Why not use the reviews from folks who already bought movies? Did Siskel and Ebert sell the movies they reviewed? No, because it was a conflict of interest. Kidsfirst is well aware how this bothers folks and you can tell by what folks who post about their calls to Kidsfirst. They just don't care and why don't they just use the Do Not Call Registry if they are such a caring non profit? When you ask them who is funding this organization Ann Church the so called V.P. of Marketing referred me to their tax form. When I asked who was on their Board of Directors she referred me to their tax form. You may ask your state if they really consider this a non profit organization at all, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it is a duck (small business selling movies). Do they owe your state any type of taxes if they are hiding behind non profit veil and really operating like a small business? You should ask your state regulatory agencies. They talk the talk but when you peel the onion here they are just a thinly veiled marketing arm for movie distributors. Whether they support good media or bad media they are telemarketing and selling movies and should be a normal store front like others and have to abide by the same laws as the others and honor the Federal Do Not Call Registry. Is that really asking that much? Check to see if your state prohibits organization from using automatic random dialers with prerecorded messages that don’t identify who they are with no matter if they are a non profit or business entity.
Washington Mom
 Mar 11th, 2009
If you get a call from this number it is from Kidsfirst.org or Coalition for Children's Media in Sante Fe New Mexico. This is an organization that says it wants you to do a review of their movies and they are all about promoting good children's media but in fact they are really selling the movies for distributors who don’t want to pay for marketing. So they do it on the cheap and don't care how many folks it bothers. Check out how many movies they sell at this site, it is a lot. They use their non profit status to avoid telemarketing laws for the Federal Do Not Call Registry for telemarketeers. They also use an auto dialer which randomly calls with prerecorded messages from "John" who sounds real and confuses citizens and they do not identify themselves so if the call goes bad you won't know who it was to complain about. They use several numbers here are just a few:
617-245-9601
505-989-8076
505-247-1942
330-752-6187
202-747-7355
303-974-1804
505-225-5322
505-237-1942
505-382-6813
575-382-9984
877-700-6025
Google these numbers and you will see how many people are being harassed by this group on their new cell phones or home phones.
Call your state Attorney General's Office and make a formal complaint as well as the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. Also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. I would just write up one short complaint and use it for all three. Once they see a pattern they will act. Kidsfirst is hoping that you the consumer and regulatory agencies don't put two and two together since they don't identify themselves. Also you can go to kidsfirst.org website and contact all the sponsors on their site and let them know how kidfirst has treated you and with their deceptive practices. They think they found a loop hole but they need to play fair and especially if they are using a children’s platform to hide behind. If they are legit then why do they need so many reviews? Why not use the reviews from folks who already bought movies? Did Siskel and Ebert sell the movies they reviewed? No, because it was a conflict of interest. Kidsfirst is well aware how this bothers folks and you can tell by what folks who post about their calls to Kidsfirst. They just don't care and why don't they just use the Do Not Call Registry if they are such a caring non profit? When you ask them who is funding this organization Ann Church the so called V.P. of Marketing referred me to their tax form. When I asked who was on their Board of Directors she referred me to their tax form. You may ask your state if they really consider this a non profit organization at all, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it is a duck (small business selling movies). Do they owe your state any type of taxes if they are hiding behind non profit veil and really operating like a small business? You should ask your state regulatory agencies. They talk the talk but when you peel the onion here they are just a thinly veiled marketing arm for movie distributors. Whether they support good media or bad media they are telemarketing and selling movies and should be a normal store front like others and have to abide by the same laws as the others and honor the Federal Do Not Call Registry. Is that really asking that much? Check to see if your state prohibits organization from using automatic random dialers with prerecorded messages that don’t identify who they are with no matter if they are a non profit or business entity.
Washington Mom
 Mar 11th, 2009
The company is Kid's First who, indeed, makes DVDs for kids. The voice is computerized (named Dave) but someone is listening to the conversation and pushing buttons for "Dave's" response. Kinda clever. Since they are not selling anything, they can get around the National Do-Not-Call limitations. But if they are too annoying, just call them back and tell them that you are not interested. They will pull your number off the list (or so they have told me).
randie
 Mar 10th, 2009
I received the call at home about the free movies. The conversation was pleasant, though it seemed strange, mostly because I think I was being offered something for free and was skeptical about that. I asked how they got the number and the man said it was randomly generated, like by a computer. 2 hours later, my husband received the same call on his cell phone. He asked the same question of Kids First. They said it was a random draw from the computer system. Since they hit both of our numbers within such a short time, both on a do not call list, and the second being a work number listed to the employer, I don't know what to think. It seemed very strange and more than coincidental... but what is the harm, and why should I be concerned?

The movies were worth watching and our family enjoyed them.
Katherine
 Dec 31st, 2008
same as florida an A.V.
i think that they piece the words together
and record your voice (responce) possibly
to use also
from vt
 Nov 26th, 2008
Kids First callback on my cellphone, which I ignored because I requested they no longer call my cellphone. I feel no need to use my minutes dealing with a telemarketer.
EP
 Nov 16th, 2008
Called my cellphone (which I believe is illegal) to shill children's movies for review. Called back using 575-382-6813 despite my request to no longer call my cellphone.
EP
 Nov 16th, 2008
877-837-8560, 575-382-6813, 575-382-9984...

They call saturdays between 9-11 am, weekdays between 4-9pm.

They (company called Kids First.. some churchy orginization I think) first called a while ago and started telling me about free videos. They kept avoiding the "how did you get my number" question since I'm on the do-not-call list but I figured free's free so why not?

The dvd came but at the time I was between apartments and it got lost. They called back to ask how the movies were and I said they'd been misplaced. I think my roommate threw it out my mistake.
I thought that would be the end of it but no, every day but sunday they call... I haven't picked up, except once to angrily say "I'M AT WORK!" since I was. They said they'd call back later... and they do... daily.
A.V.
 Nov 15th, 2008
I agreed to view the movies. They are actually great kid movies. I did give them our address to send the movies but they didn't ask for any other personal information. The voice does sound computerized. The shady thing they did was ask me to give them the name of the phone number for anyone else in my immediate family so they would not duplicate a call to the same household ... I fell for it and gave my husbands cell number. They called him a few days later.
Kelly
 Nov 12th, 2008
I have recieved and viewed the movies that you sent and my grandchildren seem to enjoy them. The 4 year old and 3 year old loved the one about the bunnies. The older children 7 years and 8years eenjoyed the mystery one. The contesnt was very good, and the main part was the values taught in the film.
Rosemary
 Oct 07th, 2008
i got the dvd's from them. the guy sounds weird, like a computerized voice. i am not certain that it is a human voice, but the dvd's are real.
florida
 Sep 26th, 2008
I received a call from 575-382-6813 twice. I called back it automaticly rung busy. I then called back days later and got a person who answered the phone as "Jessie" (male). He said he was with an agency who is trying to get opinios on t.v. viewing for family's. he wanted me to accept an offer to receive two free dvd's to give my oppinion about, with no obligation to me. I was really dumbfounded, and began to ask about him and his company again. He then began to reintroduce himself as "John" I told him ethat wasnt the nme he gave in then begining, he said it was, he had me to hold and a young female came in she said some of the smae things that Jessie had told me, she said all they would need is my name and address, no obligation to buy but they do have offers for movies at a discounted price. After it was all said and done she said she will transfer me back to "Jessie" She caught herself and said "John" She told me that she manages over a Jessie too. I hung up.
Leery in Ohio
 Sep 05th, 2008
Probably stupid, but I called the number. It said "Thank you for your support, your call will be answered in the order it was received." That's it. I hung up.
private citizen
 Sep 04th, 2008

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