Calls several times.
Massachusetts Aug 25th, 2016
It's easy to file a complaint online with the FCC. It just takes a minute. Here is the link to file a complaint online:
Fighting Back Jun 18th, 2009
This might help the people who are talking about the Do Not Call listing. From the Do Not Call Registry's website (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm):
#28 If I register my number on the National Do Not Call Registry, will it stop all telemarketing calls?
No. Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not all. Because of limitations in the jurisdiction of the FTC and FCC, calls from or on behalf of political organizations, charities, and telephone surveyors would still be permitted, as would calls from companies with which you have an existing business relationship, or those to whom you’ve provided express agreement in writing to receive their calls.
this is a call girl number
mds does not receive any $$ from anyone who gives to these charities. you send your financial contribution to the organization, they pay mds to do the leg work. think about it...xyz charity cannot keep/pay volunteers/employees to make thousands of calls everyday to everyone of their sponsors; at least not without drowning in the process, they contract out to mds for pennies on the dollar. and i put my name on the nat'l do not call registry, and read the fine print that states 'this does not apply to non-profit or political organizations.' so all of you belly-achers have no one to blame but yourself for the ignorance you display when chewing on a caller about info you chose to overlook when adding your # to a registry in your haste. have a great one!!
A Google search for 'MDS COMMUNICATIONS' came up with a site in Arizona. They indicate they are a company that is not subject to the government do not call registry because they perform calls for non-profits & political entities. Their web site has a do not call registration that is good for 5 years. www.mdscom.com
No idea who this is...comes up as unknown and doesn't leave a message. Probably telemarketer. Extremely irritating. Stop Calling
He asked for my grandfather who has been dead for almost a year and my grandpa didnt even have this number. I said he wasnt here and he hung up. Then i called back and said" obviously you're a telemarketer because he has been dead for years, douchebag" then i hung up. I was furious. The government should block numbers that are reported too much.
OK these idiots keep calling my cell phone and when I answer noone speaks. I wish i could find out who the heck they are so I can file a harrassing calls complaint with my local pd.
Numerous calls. I went to the MDS Communications website and put myself on the DO not call list.
Several calls with no answer upon picking up. MDS Communications out of Arizona. Went to web site and they have a page where you can delete your number from their call list. We'll see if they honor thier word. Take a look at the website they claim to have honor, respect and integrity as part of the creedo. The office number is 480-752-8140
and the fax is 480-752-8144
, turnabout is fair play if they keep bothering you, bother them back!
I'm sick and tired of these people. They are a messaging service that robocall for companies, charities, campaigns. Call and complain as much as possible! 602-388-8058
They have a link on their website to remove your number from the call list [ http://www.mdscom.com/DNC.html ]
FROM THEIR WEBSITE:
Beginning with the next business day, your name will be removed from every new list that MDS uses. Please note that you may still receive calls from MDS for a short time as, unfortunately, we are unable to clean your name from lists that we are presently calling.
They are not near as annoying or high pressure as those wanting to "sell or give me" aluminum siding and free vacations.
Stop calling me; jerks!
HENRY kENNEDY Oct 19th, 2008
Whomever this is calling my cell phone is breaking the law b/c my number is listed on the Do Not Call list. They need to stop calling.
get a call from this number practically daily
When I called the number back a recorded message stated that the number was disconnected or no longer inservice
No message on answering machine. Their web site shows: http://www.mdscom.com/ Welcome to MDS Communications
MDS provides a complete array of telephone fundraising services for non-profit organizations. Outstanding results, unparalleled quality, reasonable prices and attentive customer service have led many of the nation's largest and most respected non-profit organizations to partner with MDS.
Since MDS only makes non-profit, charitable and political calls, we are exempt from the federal do-not-call registry and most state do-not-call lists. However, we do not want to call people who do not want to be called.
If you would like to be added to the MDS do-not-call list, please complete the form below.
I went to mds communications website and they have a "do not call" registration there as they are supposedly not covered by the national do not call registry because they are "non profit". I signed up for their do not call list. Now we will see if it works.
"MDS Communication" calling for some pro life organization. They called my CELL PHONE!! They even knew my name and when I asked them where they got all of this information they would not tell me, just told me that "I must have signed up for some pro life / organizational stuff" or something to that effect, which I absolutely DID NO SUCH THING as I am *NOT* Pro Life. What some crap, wouldn't give me any details as to where they got my info. Hope these douchebags drown in their own piss.
LtDarkstar Aug 13th, 2008
Go to this link to remove your phone number for 5 years.
Here is how you can stop all these calls.
Before it goes to voice mail, pick up and then hang up.
The computer will then skip you next time because it will think the call was successful.
These calls are all computer generated and they call three at a time and the first one to pick up gets answered which is why you sometimes get the ghost effect.
But if you can trick the computer into thinking the call was made, it's worked for me!
Don't even talk, just answer then press the disconnect button.
These people call almost every day - sometimes more than once a day. It's driving me crazy. How can I stop it?
They said they were (something) for life. Anyhow, that number is now in my auto-answering program (PhoneTray FREE)on my computer. They will get a recorded message.
Said they were calling on behalf of Special Olympics, doing a survey. I hung up. Same number has been calling for
two weeks without leaving msg or hanging up if we answer quickly, as other posts mention. Nuisance.
Midwesterner Jul 15th, 2008
Wanted to know my views on abortion
Great website! I've searched and searched for info on this number, and I agree 100% with all the comments here. The people at this number call endlessly, hang up if you do answer, and, I'm sure, do the other things that are mentioned here. Thanks for the info about it being a huge call center that raises money for different causes. I'll continue to not answer when it rings.
I hadn't received calls from this number until today. I believe it is the same people who were calling from a local number here 402-218-1290
. I looked up that number on Google and found another phone number search site that reported that it's a company called Call Meyer and they do political surveys and other surveys. It said you could visit their website, www.callmeyer.com to be removed from the calling list. I have called them (while put on hold forever), emailed them, and when they called again - the last time was yesterday - I yelled at them not to call back. I realize they are a political, or whatever else they do (looking at the website they have a lot of clients), and don't have to abide by the do not call list, etc. Anyway, this seems like the same tactics to me - and probably the same people.
After I emailed the Arizona Attorney Generals office and complained about the calls then told them I could boycott any and all things that came from Arizona and guess who is running for president? the calls stopped.HUM!
the website says telemarketing..mdscom.com
In past 2 weeks received several calls from this number. annoying it is.
Received two calls from 602-388-8058 today... each time, nobody responded after saying "hello"
New Jersey Jun 06th, 2008
Have gotten 2 calls from this number over the last few days. It just shows up as Out of Area, and they leave no message. I have anonymous call rejection. The phone rings twice and the system just hangs up on them. It's mildly annoying.
Democrats AIDS fund raising to save the Gay Whales in the rain forest
Called several times. Caller ID says Phoenix, Arizona
THESE PEOPLE AREN'T A NON-PROFIT. THEY'RE SCAM ARTISTS!!!!
Just started seeing this on my caller ID this week.
Omg! They just called me...who are they?
Okay, listen up people. . .The DO NOT CALL LIST does NOT cover the following. . .
1. Political Calls
2. Fundraising organizations that call on behalf of non-profit organizations
3. Research/Marketing Survey companies
4. Companies that you do business with or have done business with.
You must answer your phone and tell these people to remove you from their internal call list. You can report these calls as much as you want to the Do Not Call Registry, but since these companies are not covered you are wasting your time!!!! You can however, get this companies address and send them a letter stating that you want your name removed from their call list. Send the letter certified/return receipt requested. If they call again after they have received the letter, you can take them to Small Claims Court. You do not need a lawyer, court cost are below $30.00, but you can be awared $500.00 or more. Remember to document and keep copies of everything, including any messages that may be left on your answering machines.
Continuously calls. Tonight they called at 9:06 as I was about to fall asleep. I could hear background noise, but no one spoke.
Doesn't appear from reading some previous comments that anyone reported these jerks to donotcall.com ... I'm going to!
Daily calls, no message on voicemail.
They call several times a day for a couple of weeks now. I only answered the last two times they called. The first time I was told they were calling for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and wanted to thank me for my support. I said "You're welcome" and hung up. They called the next morning while I wasn't home and as usual they left no message. They called later the same morning once again identifying themselves as the VFW. The "lady" got a bit surly and did her best to loudly talk over me while I told her I had already been thanked so she needn't call anymore. I'm afraid I was a bit rude by hanging up when only I was finished talking.
602-388-8058 called twice today already. First time, I answered because it was a 602 prefix and we know people in that area. Nobody was there. The second time, I let the ans. machine pick up. They left no mssg. Sounds like this # fronts for a whole bunch of organizations.
sandy in Idaho Apr 30th, 2008
I did call this number back as they do not leave a message on the answering machine. This belongs to MDS Fundraising. You get an automatic system answering the telephone.
I am getting really sick of being called even on Sunday mornings!!!!!!!!!! I think we should start a class action suit against callers who do this when we are on the do not call list.
602-388-8058 is calling many times. They do not leave message and to top it off they called at 2 AM. This is it!! I am calling the Attorney General office and reporting this.
Calls almost every day, ID is UNKNOWN NAME, and never leave a message.
Have had several calls from this number on Caller ID. Finally answered today. Someone asked for a man who has the same last name as mine but I don't know him. When I said he didn't live here, I was immediately disconnected. Hope this means they won't call again, but I doubt it.
I don't pick up on call numbers that don't id themselves or leave a message. These people have been calling every couple days but leave no message... big clue that it's nothing important! Especially the 2nd time they call.
no message - just missed call - second time in two days
i think its bullshit all theese calls from the same number but different causes every time they call and eithor i get a nigger on the fone or no answer
wI tax payer Apr 11th, 2008
Up until recently, I have been keeping a a list of numbers I do not recognize. I am on the National Do Not Call list. My son finally convinced me that I need to answer these calls and ask to be taken off of their lists. I can't tell you how much better (and quieter) things are in my home. He was right, it does help quite a bit. However,, there are some who just do not get the message. This is one of those numbers. (602-388-8058. The first time they called today, I answered but no one responded, so I stayed on the line for awhile and then finally hung up. Tonight they called again. It is (at least this time) it is the RNC. I told the young woman that I would no longer be contributing to the RNC, but only to individual candidates of my choosing. I also told her that I have asked that my name be removed from their list on several occasions. I'm going back to keeping a spreadsheet on these unsolicited calls.
If anyone figures out a legal way to start a class-action suite against these people, I want to know about it. I'm sick and tired of this crap, and want my privacy back!!
Wife answered phone. Sounded like a woman. She would not leave a message but said she would call back. Don't normally answer unknown name with numbers not recognized.
I have received 7 calls in the past 2 weeks. I never answer and they leave no message.
I wanted to add, that because it is a clearing-house, there is no way to possibly remove EVERY SINGLE organization they represent. They are skirting the law here. Does someone know how to stop this monster?
nospamster Mar 26th, 2008
Charity fundraising clearing-house for many right wing conservative groups. Computer dialing I suspect, because will not leave message.
nospamster Mar 26th, 2008
Received call -caller ID said-Phoenix, AZ. I answered it...they said they were calling for Judical Watch.
I went to this URL http://mdscom.com/dnc.html We'll see if they'll really take my number off their list but it's worth the try--
Thanks for the information! I'll be back to this site if calls persist
The calls are from Concerned Women for America. I have personally spoken with them. I told them they are contacting a business cell phone number and will be contacted by proper authorities if it happens again (IE fines).
it is a Fund raising call center for MDS
I get calls from this number and when I answer, they hang up!
OKAY! so this is what I have been doing to this caller- 954-351-0087 - and also to another scam # -602-388-8058
--- Whenever they call while I am at home I pick up the reciever and put it back down - pausing just long enough to 'disconnect' the call. I'm not sure how that would work on a cell phone. Hopefully, you could 'hang up' on them with your cell phone also... IF you are available to catch the call. The key is to have a note by the phone with the numbers on it so that anyone who is home will do the same thing- hang up on them.
There should be something that could be done about these scamming #'s. I am as annoyed by these jerks (crooks) as the rest of you.
Have recieved at least one call everyday from this number for at least 2 weekw now and they never leave a message, but continually call back. This is a public nuisance and would be nice if they were stopped.
Called back and message stated they are MDS communications that calls on behalf charity organizations. I left my number to be taken off their list, but we'll see.
someone talking in the background and then they hung up
I called back and got recording. Said they were a company that did polls, political & charitable fund raising.
Called several times a day over last week or so and never left a message. However, the last phone call they did leave some barely perceptible angry obsenities.
MDS communications makes calls for non profit groups and are not covered by telemarketing do not call rules. BUT they do not want to bother you if you do not want to be bothered. YOu can submit your number to be removed from their lists. It takes a while to be removed from all their current lists and the process starts the next business day after receiving the request.
On the theory that they are really MDS Communications, I went to their website and they have a "do not call" form (http://mdscom.com/dnc.html). I figure it can't be worse than them calling every day for a week.
Brooklyn NY Jan 22nd, 2008
Called @ 3:40pm on 1/16 - no message
We get calls from this number all the time and they never leave a message.
We receive one or more calls from this number nearly every day. We never answer and they never leave a message.
i am on the do not call list. did not leave message. called at 11:21am est.
Pro life looking for $75-100 donation.
Called at 11:06am, 1/7/08 - left no message
I picked up and talked to them on Jan 2 -- it was MDS Communications calling for the Republican National Committee, looking for money.
I went to their website immediately after the call, and placed my name and number on their do not call list.
They called again on Jan 3.
Got the 100th call from this number today -- this time it was the Republican National Committee, dunning me for money. Between the telephone solicitations and the mail requests, I get 4-5 requests for money from this outfit every week. They must think I'm a kabillionaire . . . idiots.
MDS Communications markets their call center operations to politicians and non-profits (exempt from do-not-call law). You can go to their web site (mdscom.com) and enter your phone number into their own do-not-call list.
Not recognizing the number, I let it ring to the machine. Caller hung up after the machine message began.
We have received this call several times... We don't answer it... and they don't leave a message...
I think this phone number is a company who calls for various organizations. Once my wife answered and it was on behalf of the republican national committee looking for a pledge payment. We had made a pledge but had told them we couldn't send it until after the first of the year. Apparently that was never recorded because this company is looking for payment now. It makes me sorry I ever pledged anything.
I have been getting this call regularly lately. I don't answer calls from toll free numbers or unrecognized numbers. I figure if it is important they will leave a message. They never do. It is just irritating.
We get at least one phone call per day from this number. I have a loved one in the hospital right now so when the phone rings I run to see who is calling - it's extrememly irritating & annoying that they won't stop even though I've never picked up the phone when it's them calling.
i am on the do not call list and keep getting calls from theses people i have caller id and don't answer
Calls about every day, but never leaves a message.
Young man asked for my husband. When I said he was not available and could I take a message, he said, "No message; I'll call back." He was not rude, but I think this is the second time this call has been made in a week.
Add me to the list. Why they don\'t talk is beyond me. I call them back but got a recording. How do we end this lunacy?
Don New Jersey Dec 03rd, 2007
The caller said they were a paid organization to solicit on behalf of the Salvation Army.
If you see the number on your caller ID it is from a telemarketing company. They claim exemption from the federal do not call list. There is a loophole in the law. To have your name removed from their list, call their number and leave your number with this message. "This call is being recorded with a time and date stamp. Remove this number (Your number) from all your lists." Mark the time and date you left the message. If they call again you can collect damages if you wish to pursue it. Or file a complaint at, https://www.donotcall.gov
FCC Friend Dec 01st, 2007
I've had several calls from this number. They never leave a message. It is very annoying as they call several times a day. Thanks to caller ID I don't pick up the phone as it comes up 'Arizona Call'
They call about 3 times a day and never leave a message. They call on Sunday too.
They called me and asked for me by name, but mispronounced my last name twice on purpose to get me to clarify it and talk to them. I didn't correct them but rather asked who was calling. They promptly hung up. I took the suggestion of others and registered my name on their do not call list at http://mdscom.com/dnc.html
I sent a donation to America's Second Harvest and used my sister's name. Amazing how crap now shows up in her name -- I answered this call and they asked for her - when I said she wasn't here, rather than answer me (she passed away years ago in a different state before I made the donation), they just hung up. Clearly, America's Second Harvest is harvesting names/numbers, too..
CALLED SEVERAL TIMES--11/13 TO 11/20--ALMOST ALWAYS HANGING UP AFTER FAX PICKS UP. MAY HAVE TO REPORT TO DONOTCALL.GOV ABOUT THESE PEOPLE!
Numerous calls, never leave message.