I finally answered the call from the Lester, Inc call center in Green-up, KY. I think I can explain a great deal. First scroll down to "Former Employee's lengthy explanation about how the call center works(it's between 1/3 and 1/2 way down). NOW: They always ask for me(and YOU or Someone in your household) based on information I(&You?) provided approx. a year ago. They are NOT selling anything. They have been hired to confirm a subscription and update info and to make sure I still want to continue receiving the FREE industry magazine I signed up for. These are high quality mags from 100's of specific areas of industry. They are FREE, but cost wise, worth verifying that they're still of use to the recipient. Be nice; particularly if you have been ordering free magazines. NEXT: Of a personal nature to me; Green-up, KY is one of the poorest, but proud and very hard working people in the country. My Grandfather-in-law owned one of the few private coal mines in the area. During the depression and WW11 he opened it up to everyone in the community to take as much as they needed for their family and to take care of their disabled(Black-lung) and elderly neighbors. SO: I caused the calls I get and many of you did too. FOR FREE QUALITY MAGAZINES; ok?
received a call from this number today--caller id said "kentucky". The answering machine picked up but they left no message.
Then your boss has procedures which are counter to the Telemarketing Sales Rule. Nothing in that or the TCPA says that a third party to a former subscriber cannot get a number placed on the internal no-call list which US businesses are *required* to maintain. ''Cops and generals'' will be powerless, but calling a consumer lawyer is a valid response if you can't keep your autodialers under control. ''Work with me'' or you will get ME paid.
Telemarketing Sales Rule
Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Resident47 Sep 17th, 2012
Well when Lester's calls to subscribe you to a magazine that was already on our list from a previous subscription from your address, we must talk to the person who subscribed to the magazine in the first place, or the person who replaced the subscriber, or we can NOT remove you from the list. So cooperate and your name will be removed. Calling the cops and generals and all of that isn't going to help. We get paid to call you so, if you work with us we will work with you ;)
Telemarketer Sep 12th, 2012
Call center renewing a free subscription to "Beef" magazine.
Heavy background noise, no words spoken
This number 606-833-0105 appears on my caller id often - like about 54 times since 2012 began. When I have spoken to them, I told them to remove my number from their listing. Obviously this request is ignored. The calls have been reported to the FTC and to the St. of Minnesota attorney general's office, local police department and sheriff's departments. I have called this number back to add to Do Not Call list. This does not do the trick either. I do record my calls to and from them.
Lester Marketing is the name presented on the caller id. Have received mutliple complaints of them calling numbers that are on the DNC List. As or 02/20/12, we are proceeding with enforcement of fines for the people that have sucessfully traced their phone number. The owner appartently is not following guidlines by checking to make sure phone humbers on their list are not DNC numbers. The fines are very substantial if caught and will also go against your credit.
Call was from Lester Marketing. No message left, only music.
McRibs are back!
Ronald McDonald Nov 01st, 2011
Would not remove from call list.
Received a call today (8.9.11), and they asked to speak to xxxxx xxxxxx, and I said I don't know that person. The caller said that I have him listed as the president of the company. I said, lady, I don't know who you are asking for, you called my cell phone, and there is no one here by that name. I could hear a lot of noise in background - like a call center.
Hung up and never left a message. Rather annoying!!!
James Brown Jun 13th, 2011
Background noise, laughter and an inappropriate sexual comment
They got VM but left no message.
“Lester, Inc.,” also known as “Ceva Logistics, U.S., Inc.” Street Address: 200 Harris Rd. City: Greenup State: Kentucky Zip Code: 41144 Phone: 606-833-0102
Phone: (606) 833-0105 Phone: 606-836-8446
This branch serves the easternmost part of the state of Kentucky. Lester Inc operates in the Telemarketing and Call Centers industry within the larger category of Admin and Support Services. Often, they call to ask subscribers of free magazines if they want to renew, and then ask them a string of qualifying renewal questions. OTHER LOCATION: Lester Inc., 19 Business Park Drive, Suite A, Branford, CT 06405 Tel: 203-488-5265
Contact Name: Robert Lester.
OTHER INTER-RELATED FREE MAGAZINE CALL CENTERS who may exchange your phone # with Lester, Inc., or who the free magazine providers may contract with are likely to be:  IPPACESETTERS,  EBSCO TELESERVICES,  ASPEN MEDIA AND MARKET RESEARCH, 5505 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO, 80301, hone: 303-786-9500
ext. 481, http://www.aspeninformation.com, As a leader in quality circulation telemarketing services, Aspen is consistently developing methods to reach current and potential subscribers. Whether it's through our proprietary instant email follow up, Tel-Email(tm) or an integrated web/phone approach, we can reach your subscribers and promote additional revenue generating opportunities. With unparalleled customer service and quality at an always competitive price, you'll never need to look for another telemarketing partner. Aspen is a founding member of the BPA telemarketing committee and also a member of ABC and Verified Audit Circulation. 
 “IPPACESETTERS,” Location #1: 135 Chestnut Ridge Rd , Montvale, NJ, 07645, Phone: 201-746-7501
. http://www.ipacesetters.com ; IPPACESETTERS, Location #2: 135 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ 07645, Phone 201-391-1500
, Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ; 1280 S. Country Club Drive Suite 110, Mesa, AZ 85210, Phone: 480-784-2270
Email Contact: email@example.com .
 “EBSCO TELESERVICES,” 4150 Belden Village Ave., Suite 401, Canton, OH, 44718, Phone: 800-456-5105
, http://www.call-ets.com/ , Phone #2: 330-492-5105
, Toll Free: 800-456-5105
, Fax: 330-492-5205
. EBSCO does “customized scripts and digital recording” of their calls to you – “…we develop customized scripts that target your audience more effectively. Digital recordings of each call are easy to maintain, last for years, and easy to retrieve.” EBSCO also serves a bill collector/reminder purpose, and many other purposes… “Billing,” “Collection Prompting,” “Market Surveys,” “Data Collection for Opinion Research,” “Brand Awareness Studies,” “Product Use and Satisfaction Studies,” “Product Use and Satisfaction Studies,” “Pilot and Test Projects,” “Database Cleansing, Enhancement, and Development,” “Newsletters,” “Newspapers,” “Technical, Professional, and Academic Journals,” “Directories and Books,” “Lead Generation,” and “Telephone Number Lookup for Residential or Business Lists.” If “EBSCO” is calling, you may not know exactly why they are calling you. It could be for the magazines, or for debt collection.
 ASPEN MEDIA AND MARKET RESEARCH, 5505 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO, 80301, hone: 303-786-9500
ext. 481, http://www.aspeninformation.com, As a leader in quality circulation telemarketing services, Aspen is consistently developing methods to reach current and potential subscribers. Whether it's through our proprietary instant email follow up, Tel-Email(tm) or an integrated web/phone approach, we can reach your subscribers and promote additional revenue generating opportunities. With unparalleled customer service and quality at an always competitive price, you'll never need to look for another telemarketing partner. Aspen is a founding member of the BPA telemarketing committee and also a member of ABC and Verified Audit Circulation.
The other companies I have no contact with to share the background on them or their numbers.
Hope this helps so you can label them in your personal cell phone and land line callers directory.
They have tried calling me every day for the past five business days. When they first called many months ago, I did not pick up. But I did cros check the number on my caller ID with what I could find in the internet. Recognizing it as a telemarketer, I programmed the number on my caller ID and I never answer when that number shows.
See who they are and complain to: http://lesterinc.com/
Lester Marketing. Work-from-home scam
they hung up when the machine got it
Whenever I see "UNKNOWN CALLER" or telemarketer, i put the phone down into the cushion of my couch, cos that's where they need to talk!
LESTER MARKETING --- How can they call me if I'm on the do not call registry?
they hung up when i answered.
You may have completed a survey about Garage Liability Insurance Coverage or some other survey that you agreed to be contacted about. This is the phone bank following up with further questions. They are calling you because you stated it would be ok to contact you.
Figured Out Oct 06th, 2010
Same nonsense as reported by other posters.
If you want to block their calls, pick up an inexpensive Panasonic wireless phone. I've been using mine, a KX-TGA641, for about a year now. Works fine. Shortly after I add my block, I stop receiving attempts from the caller.
I suspect their systems identify the block and remove your number. Disclaimer: I have no connection whatsoever with Panasonic.
They cal me daily at work. When I answer with my normal business greeting, they hang up. You'd think they'd they'd take me off the list!
Yet another unsolicited call with no message.
Contacted lesterinc.com corporate headquarters and was pleased with the professional way they handled things, my number will be removed by end of business today.
I learned this trick from a friend. I do not like to be impolite to anyone who calls me but I hate being interrupted at home. I ask the caller to hold on until I finish what I am in the middle of. After I get my hair dried, curled, and all my make up on. I tell them I am ready for their call if they are still ready to talk to me. It works great! And no other telemarketers can call me while the phone's off the hook.
Tricky Treat Aug 09th, 2010
this number calls EVERY MORNING at 6:30am. I don't pick it up but would like to stop it - obviously a telemarketer. It's been going on for over a month.
This is a business phone/email and does not accept gratis contact without incurring billing charges.
Put me on your Do not Call, Do not Contact list.
Do not call the number above again or allow others to call me.
Do not email me or allow others to email me.
You do not have permission to sell, rent, or use my number or email in any way except to make sure that I am on your Do not Call/Do not Contact list.
I am charged when you call, and will therefore add this to harassment suit costs as well. My hourly rate for consulting, (email or phone) is $125, minimum 1 hour, per contact that you initiate with me. I will also add this to harassment suit and bill you for my time if you choose to contact me again, for any reason.
I left a message, which I recorded. This email is also evidence that I will use against you for harassment suit if I receive another contact from you.
If you contact me at either of the above 2 methods of contact, you agree to my consulting fees as set forth in this agreement.
How to Sue Jul 26th, 2010
just called my cell...
they just called my house phone. my number isn't even listed in phonebooks.. i said hello and a woman just said hello a couple times and i said can i help you and she just didn't say anything.. all i heard was breathing..
These guys are nuts. They called us repeatedly, asked to speak to one of us, would not state why they were calling, then hung up.
I did not answer three days in a row. I tried to return the call but got a busy signal.
We received call from this number at least 1 time a week. This morning, this call woke us up at 4:00AM. I answered, was too tired to remember to ask any questions, I just told them it was 4AM our time and not to call this number again, to remove us from their call list. This company's practices are awful.
I think this may be a marketing firm calling about a free magazine subscription. If you answer and ask them to stop calling... I don't think they do anything about it; as I have asked multiple times and have also been placed on a DNCL (Do Not Call List). Nothing seems to work. They must be stopped.
Thanks, 'Former Employee'. Your information is very helpful. I have been receiving calls from 606-833-0105 for about a month now nearly every day (Mon - Fri). At first I ignored the calls since they come up as Lester Marketing, but even when I started answering to tell them to stop calling, there is never anyone there, just dead air. I did call 606-833-0102
(# found through reading this site) and the person who answered was very nice and said she will ensure I get added to the No Call List. Hopefully this will work. She was very polite and professional, not at all rude like some of the experiences some other folks mentioned in the comments in this site. Thanks again for detailing what goes on in these types of work environments .... news to me so it is very helpful information.
Tired_of_Calls Apr 26th, 2010
On my caller ID. Left no message.
Call my work number repeatedly bogus an annoying
Called me at the house, asked about renewing a subscription, I informed them we have no subscriptions at this address, caller was very mad when I told him that. Started yelling and i hung up phone. He called back and yelled again about me hanging up, so i hung up again and called our local police department.
I found this number in my caller ID, I called them back, the company's name is Lester Inc and the answer machine said that someone from the company is trying to contact me or if I need more information visit the web site: www.lesterusa.com, it have an option to do not call list but you have to leave your name and phone number.
our caller id said lester marketing. Asked for a specific person living here. They were not at home. Asked for her assistant or the human resource person. When I asked who they were they said they were calling from work force magazine. I told them there was another number to access the person at and they replied...no thank you.
Left no message on answering machine.
They called my cell phone up here in Northern BC Canada - didn't pick up.
It appears that many posting on here both don't read other peoples posts and don't understand how telemarketing works.
The company calls people from a predetermined list using a auto-dialer and a computer script program. We usually call to renew a free magazine you are already receiving though on occasion there is a new campaign where we call a list of business's who may be interested in receiving a particular trade magazine.
I will go through a quick list of complaints and answers:
1) THEY NEVER LEAVE A MESSAGE [we are not allowed to leave messages and are supposed to hang-up on the third ring]
2) They hung-up on me [probably you answered near the end of the third ring so they hung-up to avoid the answering machine]
3) I already renewed [If you renewed by the insert in the magazine we still are required to try to obtain the info on the computer]
4) This is my private line [They may have had a outdated number, or you used your number to renew by card, or it was a typo?]
5) Information fishing [We are required to try to get replacement/referal names to send the magazine to in the event the person who
previously received it is no longer there or someone in the company who might like to continue to receive the magazine. This may seem like fishing but it is just an attempt to continue sending the free magazine to someone at that address]
6) DNC [This is very important and they would probably get angry for me revealing this but .. you must say these SPECIFIC WORDS: put me on your do not call list. The new trick they started using just before i quit though is unless you tell them "put me on lesters do not call list" they will only "pink sheet" remove you from that specific magazines campaign. If you have any other magazines that are being dialed on through them you can still be called. And keep in mind I/they were under a lot of stress on that job and sometimes if we get cussed out we just dispose the call quickly out of nerves, etc and don't put it in as a dnc.]
FINALLY: to carole whose comment was just deplorable comparing the telemarketing job to a hooker or worse. In this area there are a lot of people that don't make much money and don't have college degree's. Lester is one of the few company's in the area that provides 38 solid hours a week on a 4 days schedule with a 3 day weekend. When business is good also overtime.
Try to be less angry people. Reminds me of how rude people can be in a drive-thru. Perhaps if you ever worked at a drive-thru you wouldn't be so quick to get upset.
My 2 cents and a huge long message...
Former Employee Jan 28th, 2010
did not recognize # so i did not answer. they did not leave a message.
no message left on answering machine. i am on do not call list
Received several annoying "wake-up" calls from this number, finally answered-- appears to be an outside company that happened to contract w/ a magazine that was trying to get me to re-subscribe. Glad I finally answered to politely tell them "no thank you!"
After 4 days worth of dodging their calls I looked the number up here and did some quick research. I just talked to them..it is this company:
If you have a subscription to a free industry magazine...like the one I have - Information Security Magazine (or one of the many many others they manage) they have your number on file for that and call to renew the subscription.
If you call their main number in KY, they will remove your number from their roster right then. In fact, they offered that before I was able to ask. Hope this helps!
Did not answer phone.
Bill Kimsey May 26th, 2009
called looking for Ronald
Unknown Heavy breathing will not answer when I pick up nor leave any message, called me multible times durring my collage lecture class (how annoying [the class not the calls]) :D
I received a call from someone at this number 606-833-0105. The only message that was left is a women who sang the following 5-words "Stepping out with my baby" then just hung up. I received this exact call about 5-months ago left on my vmail.
Get several calls weekly from these knuckleheads, who give me just a noisy background or no sound at all when I answer. Just got another call from them, but with a live person who was surprised that I am online right now complaining about them. She asked if I get calls from them (no duh) and said goodbye. We'll see.
These people call everyday sometimes multiple times a day. They never leave a message.
Idiots call almost every day to renew some magazine that I do not want. They refuse to stop calling. Reported to fcc.gov.
Called asking for a bogus name I've never heard of. Erika Gearheart with "Elite?" is what the person on the other line said. 3rd call I've had from this number and someone finally answered when I picked up. Telemarketing?
don't forget to leave a
message in the message box about keeping a tighter rein on their telemarketers. about how you have a hungry lawyer who hasn't had a decent harassment case in a while
Ok here's what I did. I used thier contact form..on lesterinc.com and I filled in the required information with nonsense like eat me ...downthere...your momma...and for the email i left firstname.lastname@example.org which was a email addy that one of my friends set up to harras on of the memebers in the band with love letters and such... in the comment area I left a long note about not wanting their companies business because they suck at what they do. lets flood thier contact department with crap the way they do us..
Have been calling at least once a day for the past week.
idiots hung up when i answered
My VoIP has telemarketer block activated. It rang once but was cut off. I won...
Got a few calls on my cell phone in the past few days from (606)833-0105 Since this is a known issue I added it to my addressbook and set the ringtone to "NONE" I also set my home phone to automatically forward the calls from that whole exchange(1-606-833-XXXX) to 1-203-488-5265
Call repeatedly, at a minum once a week, sometimes once a day, never leave a message. Nothing other than a beep.
Brian Knoblauch Feb 03rd, 2009
Almost daily calls for the past 2-3 weeks; always hangs up on the answering machine.
Rings up then hangs up often have applied a call block on this one
Stephenjsd Jan 14th, 2009
Call every 4 or 5 days and no message. I always say, "No message, No importance." This call comes from Kentucky, so might be someone learning to use the phone there. Perhaps handset was upside down, so could not hear or
I have a trac phone and family all over the USA and I hate getting calls from telemarketers. This 606-833-0105 has called my trac phone several times and my phone won't let it block. I don't answer it because it costs me 1/2 unit or half a minute to answer then no one is on the other end. Frickin idiots! FCC should busty them!
Have received several calls from this number [606-833-0105] on my cell phone. Answered last one & got two beeps - then it hung up on me. I called them back. Got recorded message saying it was Lester, Inc. When I get calls like this, I save the number and assign it a name. This one has become A**hole #16 in my directory. In the future when I get a call from this number, a quick look tells me not to bother answering it.
They said they were calling to renew Consumer Reports. It was already renewed.
Lester Inc 606-833-0105 called. Who are they, and Why?
Hung up on answering machine. Have had prior calls from this number. I am on both the State and Federal Do Not Call Lists.
they asked if they could speak with [my name] .. i said "this is him" ... they hung up
i think this place is a name/number verification service
This company is called Lester, Inc., based out of Branford, CT. They are calling on behalf of companies who provided you with free magazine subscriptions. I called the number provided, 606-833-0102
, extension 7017, and spoke to the replacement for 'Melissa Pierson'. I asked the replacement to take my number off their lists since I do not have a free subscription to any magazines. She said it takes 24-48 hours. I will wait for 72 hours, and I get additional calls, they will be sued, and I will provide the recording of our conversation to the local police and federal authorities.
Just wondering who called and didn't leave a message
Asked for me on voice mail and hung up
These people are jerks who'll push for information about company ownership, etc. If they do not get the information, they will hang up and call back... I have left a message on their customer service number and still had two more calls at my job that same day. These people are rude, arrogant, and just plain old bad business people... Can't we do something more? Maybe call the authorities where they are located and let them know that these people are using their business as a form of harassment.
Calling about a subscription to Baseline Magazine.
Called their main number 606-833-0102
and was told I would be put on their do not call list - this is another of those Indian outsourcing. I have asked before to not be called - of course two days later they called again - I just let off with some off color words when they called yet again. The company is Lester, USA based in Branford, CT. - headquarters number is
. The US operations are at Wrutlandt, KY. 606-833-0102
If you wish to fax your displeasure the numbers are
Headquarters Fax: 1-203-483-0408
or US Operations Fax: 1-606-833-5622
Rob of NYC Jul 09th, 2008
I've received a call from this number on my cell phone every day for the past 6 days, always between 8:30 and 8:45 AM. They leave no voice mail. I have not answered a call yet as I am working and only answer calls from numbers I know when with a client.
Ed Wlodarczyk Jul 09th, 2008
They never leave a message! I can't take when people call and never leave messages!!!
I'm on the Do Not Call List and I have NO Idea how these crooks got my cell #!!!
Yeah, same things as reported here. I feel that we all need to contact DNC registry, and file a complaint. One person saying something won't do squat, but a bunch of us complaining will get them fined. If people are able to start finding loopholes or cracks in DNC it will only be time before we all get 10 calls during dinner again from horrible agencies.
My caller ID said Lester Marketin... A yahoo search said it was Shopzilla.
They called my cell phone this morning and asked to speak to a doctor somebody. I told the guy he had the wrong number and disconnected.
My caller ID Listed them as "Lester Inc" I bet it is these guys:
Lester, Inc - Telemarketing - Outbound
19 Business Park Drive
Branfor, CT 06405
Phone: (BOO) 999- 5265
Contact: Joan Marcus, Sr. Vice President
Lisa Pistilli, Sr. Account Executive
Company Description: If you're looking for superior customer service and unparalleled quality, Lester, Inc. is the outbound telemarketing company for you. With multiple calling facilities, Lester has the capability of turning your tough campaigns around and finishing on time. Making our clients happy is our number one priority!
KNOCK IT OFF! I've removed my number from all of these unwanted calls. What happened to that service???????
Lester Co out of Brandford CT. Teleservices Company. Calling for their clients. Call 606-833-0102
x7017 to get your # off their list
TAKE ME OFF YOUR CALLING LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rebecca Lane Apr 22nd, 2008
TAKE ME OFF YOUR CALLING LIST
Rebecca Lane Apr 22nd, 2008
606-833-0105 to my mobile phone
I just set my phone up to forward their calls to their corporate office phone...that's got to annoy them.
LESTER TELEMARKETING INC 606-833-0102
200 Harris Rd
Greenup, KY 41144
Check it out. They have a "Contact Form" Let's slam them with complaints! None stop! Over and over again!
This is a first for me. 7:41am