Called @9pmct and woke my child up-called back and no response!
Same with me, I answered, and there is no one there. Ignorant bastards!
Central Marketing Group BEWARE! After receiving numerous calls from you AHOLES with hang ups every time, I researched the number I am being called from and found this blog. You crack pipes call my house over and over and keep hanging up! That's ok because for EVERY single call I receive from now on, I will return a call back to the 212 number and blast your ears with my whistle! DO NOT call my house again! I have an extremely sick family member that I help care for and am always waiting on returned calls from doctors offices, etc. I DO NOT have time for your BS!
Don't know who this is. Didn't say anything when answered. Called at 9:41 PM. A little late for anyone to be calling someone
Annoying rings..no one there.
Called twice so far today. Left no message
Got another 4 phone calls from an out-of-state number that I didn't
California Apr 04th, 2013
Got a phone call (5:31pm) from an out-of-state number that I didn't
California Mar 27th, 2013
Hung up when I answered the phone at 8:15 PM.
Annoying Nothing! Nuisance Call.
These idiots have called my house 3 times in the last hour today. the first and thid times they showed on caller ID the 2nd time it was listed as "Unknown Caller". I answered the first 2 and got no repsonse to my "Hello". I ignored the third and will continue to do, but since I am on the Do Not Call List I am now reporting them, Doubt it will do any good, but at least I can say I did something.
West Virginia Jan 27th, 2013
They called 3 timnes in 1 hour and say nothing when you answer. I do hear talking in the back ground!
Places such as Delta Outsource Group (Debt Collector) will Spoof calls from various numbers and do these annoying hangups, dead air, foreign language, fraudulent advertising etc. to agitate the victims. Then they will call as themselves, for real, and be real polite. The theory behind this is that the people are so frusterated by the fraudulent and anoying phone calls prior to this, that they are actually pleased to hear a decent voice on the other end and therefore are victim to giving their personal data more freely to these Debt Collectors.
Annoyed me at 5:58pm on 9/19/12.
these aholes call my house three times a day and after 10:00pm
Called our land line. Telephone survey from Central Research, supposedly regarding (our) access to internet. Caller was rude, abrupt and humorless. Didn't try to sell anything, though. MANY questions; a number of them irrelevant to internet access or to identifying our demographic. It was stupid of me to agree to answer questions; will never do phone survey again!
i have recieved 20 calls in 2 hours from this number they will not talk when i answered so i no longer answer but it needs to STOP
They call at least 5 times a day. No one ever answers and when I try to call back it doesn't ring. The last call was at 9:15 P.M. I want to know how to stop the calling.
I received several calls this evening over a period of 30 minutes. I did not call back because it was obviously not a number I am familiar with. Sounds like a marketing scam.
I got about 3 calls from this number and when I answered they hung up. Then I tried calling back and the phone didnt ring, it just went strait to being busy. What number is it? telemarketing? what .?
California Nov 03rd, 2010
calls and hangs up. keeps calling daily
California Sep 04th, 2010
they stayed long enough on the phone for me to say my name and they hung up 8/26/10
Central Marketing is a slave driven company, run by a mindless mad ego maniac and her brigade of pundits and kiss asses never ceasing to annoy each and every caller, i hope there company folds, its a shame how they treat the public and the people who work there are morons.
I've developed a cure for all the crank calls we get. Whwn I get the same number with unknown caller ID info more than 3 times and they don't leave a message, I answer and have a whistle ready - that stops the calls for several months at a time!!!!!!!
1 call today at 5:25pm US EDT. Because of my work, I can tell this is an automated dialer. It appears that the caller is doing what is called "war dialing": A massive outbound call campaign loaded with a database of telephone numbers. Federal law regulates how "war dialers" can be used. Whoever is doing this is in clear violation of federal law.
Multiple calls on 10/1/08 with no one there from 646-453-1349.
The previous day it was multiple calls from 212-529-5461
one there either.
Got another one just now that said "Out of Area" with no number. No one there.
I did call the 212-260-0070
and ask them to remove my number. (Central Research direct number)
Summarize: Understand these are political polling numbers that apparently are dialing numbers
arbitrarily; consider this; Political Polling has always been inaccurate and its a situation where
the feet are propped up and they are filling in repetitious answers for the political candidate
of their choice who you don't agree with. Therefore the Central Research Results carry no weight
at all because they are meaningless. (Like so many others) Probably one of the best things to do
is report them to your local congressman and let them know they don't speak for ANYBODY!
Everyone take a deep breath. I've worked at Central Reseacrh for 5 years now. I'm an elderly gentleman who's supplimenting his SSI.We're NOT calling from Mexico. We call right from NYC. We NEVER call after 11 PM NYC EST. The computers are OLD. We've no control over the surveys at all. We've no idea what the survey is until it's on-screen. We never "push" a survey. We always introduce ourselves. We never scream, curse/yell over the phone. If you don't pick up, we hang up/move to the next call, that's why you might think we're hanging up on you.DNC calls are MANUALLY keyed in after 11PM, NYC EST. That means the managers stay & key in the DNC calls by hand. Sometimes it takes a while before the computer catches up. I't like trying to drive a car with a flat tire. We never call on holidays because our office's closed. The office's in lower Manhattan, not in Mexico, or prison. It's a big election year this year, so please be aware-the surveys're political in nature. The office's filled with people like you, trying to make an honest day's pay. We've a bankroll, & taxes are taken out. We're not prisoners. Our only crime's that we might be poor, elderly or a student with no choice at the moment in the type of job we do. Canvassing out on the street's COMMISSION. Central research's straight salary. Up to 9 dollars an hour depending on the survey. Please have a bit of mercy on us. What if it's your mother, father, sister or brother; niece, nephew, uncle, or aunt working here? What if it's your daughter, son; husband or wife? Would you try to get them fired so heartlessly?
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I reported them to www.donotcall.gov. I hope the FTC puts them out of business. I don't care what excuse their employees use. It is never ok to use the phone that I pay for to harass me. It is not your phone, it is not your time, and you have no right to invade my home. Leave me alone.
this call is more than likely the *prisoners'* phone scam. prisoners try to make money off of this scam while doing time. somehow i'm on their call list. i was told by my phone service provider to not answer that call or call any of the numbers *they* will request unless you want a really messed up phone bill. *they* get paid for the call when you call the number that they request. it's mostly "i'm from mexico and i'm in jail would you please call my mother/wife" sad sob story, then you get billed some obnoxious amount per minute, *they* get some of the profit.
Looking at messages left by other users here, I also called the 212-260-0070
and asked to be removed. They promised I would be. Then I asked who this company was, they said Central Market Research. I told them I was on a national no-call list, but they said that law does not apply to Market Research companies.
Did anyone else know this? Isn't that sobering? Sounds like we need to get our lawmakers to close up a big hole in the no-call privacy laws.
the number called my house and hung up when i anwered so i googled the number and found this site so i called the 212-260-0070
number and told her i wanted removed from the list she said she would...this is the first time they called me...
Pennsylvania Jan 05th, 2008
After reading some of the comments I called 212-260-0070
and talked to a guy named Anthony. Told him I was fed up with their calls, when I answered the phone no one was there and when I called back always got a busy. I also told him about all the complaints on-line and he promised my number would be removed within 30 minutes of my call. Will wait and see.
I called 212-260-0070
. Guy said it would be taken off within half an hour.
Stop calling it's really annoying, I am on the no call list, than why do I get bothered about 5-7 times within 2 hours. Bastards. Have the decency to say your name and what you want or just do not call at all. REMOVE ME FROM YOUR LIST OR I GET AFTER YOU
Nobody likes the late night phone calls! In fact nobody likes to be called by Researchers. Give out your home numbers Mr/Ms. Central Research Marketing what ever, so somebody can market you at 6:00am while you're still sleeping! If it's 11:00pm in New York . . . That means it's 11:00pm for the WHOLE East Coast not just your little street.
It's called Central Research Services
30 Irving Pl #7
NY, NY 10003.
I called 212-260-0070
and spoke with "Anthony". thanks to Steve who suggested this. They say because they are a market research comapny the do not call does not apply to them. Perhaps if they have to pay someone just to receive complaints they'll so something about their inefficiency. So please complain to them.
Amazing! I was reading through all of the comments on the (646)#, received one this evening @ 5:40pm, and right in the middle I received a call from the (212) # (6:40pm)!! They won't leave a message and I refuse to answer, so we will see how many times they call and how late they come in. Thanks to everyone and their "tidbits" on this company/#. Will probably go ahead and call the # given by Steve to have my # removed from their list.
The questions are not loaded, misleading or anything like that. It's not a BS excuse. The time zone in NY is Eastern Standard time. 5 PM when we start calling. No later, no earlier. Most of those door to door polls are comission. Comission is not an option for most of us. We need a straight salary. The questions are preloaded on to the computer. We have NO control over the survey, or the phones; or the autodialer.
For some of us, this is the only job available right now. Some of us are retired, working during the day or going to school. Some of us are on a pension, or SSI.
All we're doing is asking questions on the computer screen.
We don't scream over the phone. We never call on holidays, we always introduce ourselves. If we don't follow the rules of our work, we get fired or sent home early.
Called @ 6:08pm est, hung up after 2nd Hello.
Let me ask the people defending Central Marketing. Do you feel good about what you do? Do you feel good about asking obviously loaded and misleading questions that are obviously biased towards a particular political candidate? Do you feel good about being a public nuisance towards the general population by calling at completely inconvenient hours? Guess what. If there was any amount of accountability on the part of this company, TPTB would actually educate themselves on the concept of time zones rather than making these BS excuses about being in the Eastern Time Zone. Think about the shoe being on the other foot here. I don't care how nice you are. If you call me at 11 at night, I will get angry and you will feel every trace of my wrath. I have no problem taking surveys, but at the very least, I'm called at a reasonable hour when I take them. In essence, you guys are being exploited and your pride in this company is pretty disturbing. I must echo the sentiments of the other disgruntled people on this board by telling you that you should find a better job and apply yourselves. If you live in the NYC area, try canvassing on the street or door-to-door for a worthy cause instead of going to work every day being a mindless zombie who thinks there's some kind of honor in being cursed out at least three times a week. At least you may make a good commission promoting something like child sponsorship or protecting the environment rather than being cursed out on a regular basis and doing so for only $7.50 an hour.
At least we are not sucking off the government! and we are working...! trying to put food in our kids mouthes, a roof over thier head, clothes on thier back, shoes on thier feet. How would you feel ? If everyday you went to work you got yelled and cursed at? Let me just add...if you took the time to talk to a nice person for a few minutes you would only get one call!
Yet another annoying annonymous hangup who is it and why are they bothering me.
Number has called 3 times today...Called 212-260-0070
and they answered as "Central Marketing"..I gave them my phone munber and they said they would take me off the call list right away and then hung up on me before ihad the chance to say anything else! We'll see if it works!
Make 310 reports, They call an no one is there ever.
Calls started coming in two days ago, the first time my daughter answered they asked for my wife or I, she told them we weren't there, they've called back between 5 - 10 times aday since. They will not leave a message.
weird b/c I'm used to seeing Unknown Name
called on 11/3/07
Pennsylvania Nov 04th, 2007
This is a real job.Some of us are already working another job during the day, are going to school; or a retired. This is a legitimate company with a legitimate payroll, and legitimate paychecks. Our computers are old. The auto dialer is old. The calls sometimes have to be manually keyed in as "DNC". The DNC DID expire in August. It shows up as "unknown" because our system is a little ANTIQUATED.
We're TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. What gives you the right to take our job away?
We NEVER hang up, scream or "push" a survey. If we do that, we get FIRED! Same as you! We are human beings trying to make a living, same as you!!!
Another "Research" Company. Told them I was going to report the to the FCC as a harrassing phone caller. They hung up. On previous numbers it does stop them from calling again.
California Nov 01st, 2007
I just received a phone call from this number. I have read all the responses. What I have to say to those who "work" for Central researches. I have no sympathy for you. If you are on the "up and up" and trying to make a living, then why do you choose to have your company marked, "unknown" on a caller id? If someone wants to participate in a survey, they will pick up the phone...get a real job!
New Jersey Oct 29th, 2007
I vented about the corresponding 212-529-5461
number on that line an hour ago. Since then I have received three more calls. I have read the pleas from the employees of Central Research and, while I don't wish to see anyone lose their jobs, I am tired of hearing the same excuses of old computers and the fact that the managers have to load the in the numbers of the people inconvenienced by their business after hours.
THAT IS NOT MY PROBLEM.
I recognize the value of polls and public opinion studies, but 3, 4 5 or more hang ups a day does nothing to further civilization as we know it.
New Jersey Oct 27th, 2007
Got 3 calls from this number today we called the main number and had us removed.
My wife and I just had a baby and have had at least 15 calls from this so called company. All with a hang-ups & all hours of the night.
To the people defending Central Marketing: If you can not see what you are doing is completely wrong, then you are idiots. And the "just trying to make a living" line is complete BS. Get a real job like the rest of the people in this country. Daneilla & Julia please post your phone numbers so we can call you and hang up all day & night.
New Jersey Oct 25th, 2007
I got 8 calls tonight, the last at 9:40. No one was on the line when I answered. I called the number below and they said they have removed my name from the list. I told them I am on the do not call and will report them if I get another call. Call the 212-260-0070
and tell them to STOP! And thank you Steve!
This number keeps calling us. They have called from very early in the morning up until late at night. As early as 6:30 am and as late as 10:45 pm. The caller will not speak and stays on the line.
We called the 212-260-0070
. Spoke to a woman. She asked us for our number and said she'd remove us from the list right away.
Pennsylvania Oct 24th, 2007
I just got a call from this number, same thing unknown. I'm glad I found this site on google!
answered the first two calls no one there and the 3rd did not leave a message.
It may be related to 4:52PM call from 212-529-5461
Got 10 calls tonight from the 646 #. If it persists I'll call the 212 # and report it.
Got 15+ calls from them, no one on the line, call back is busy or N/A, call the 212-260-0070
number and tell them to take you off the list...DONE!
Let your voices be heard! File an FCC complaint about this number!
I recommend anyone getting this call, to file a complaint. I'm on the "Do not Call" list, and this is unacceptable.
For those working for this company, please provide your phone number so we can call you all day and night!
Got called by this number literally 6 times in one hour. I called the 212 number listed on this forum and was taken right off, with an apology.
Pennsylvania Oct 14th, 2007
I just received a call by way of an auto dialer from 646 453 1349 followed less than 10 minutes later by a guy who identified himself as being with a Sheriffs Association "How are you tonight?" I asked him how he got through my restricted caller service. (That's the one where you have to supply our caller ID info or my phone won't even ring.) He responded with, "I'm sorry!?" I replied with a loud "NO!" and hung up.
I get calls from this number 646-453-1349 at least twice a day. I have no idea who it is.
If your company is so Legal, why is your Caller ID number 646-453-1349
) Disconnected and it takes a web site like this to track your sorry a%%s down and call you back.
Just got another call from this number and was hung up on when I picked up the receiver. I guess it was pay back for asking them to put me on the do not call list, being ignored by their sales agent and finally hanging up on them. This organization should not be allowed access to phones.
got a call from this number. I didn't pick up. the voicemail message sounded like background sounds and muffled talking, then hangup.
Called 6 times in about 1 1/2 hours. No one spoke and soon hung up. Last time caller ID read out this phone number. All other times read out unknown name, unknown number Have reported it to our phone company as a nuisance call for whatever good that will do.
Called at 9:45PM, and hung up. Note to Julia - nobody cares about you making a living - stop calling us!
Massachusetts Sep 27th, 2007
i got 4 call 10 min apart called back and got buzy signal between 21:00 and 21:40
New Jersey Sep 27th, 2007
I also work for Central research. I must stress:
We are NOT agressive.
This is NOT illegal.
We NEVER ask for money.
Or for your name.
We ALWAYS introduce ourselves.
It's is straight salary.
We are located in NYC, for 10 years now.
The hours are 5 PM NYC time to 11 PM NYC time.
There is a 1 hour to 3 hour TIME DIFFERENCE where we are calling to.
It may be 11 PM in NYC, but it's ONLY 8 PM in California.
We are trying to make a living.
Just like YOU.
Received a call; "UNKNOWN"; rang for about 4 rings. I did not pick it up.
I have been getting several calls within several hours. They call every 20 minutes. This is weird.
Received call at 9:40 PM yesterday from 212-529-5461
and tonight at 9:48 from 646-453-1349 listed as Unknown on Caller ID and then at 9:49 listed as Out of Area on Caller ID. I did not answer these calls nor was a message left by them.
I have read the majority of these posts and know who is calling and what it is all about. I am in the Central Time Zone & I understand the calls are generated by a NYC autodialer. After further reading Daneilla's email of 8-22-2007, I feel comfortable answering my telephone now or calling Central Research & asking to be removed from their records.
This number has called me twice today.. When I call it back, it says the number is no longer in service, or just gives a busy signal... Who are these perverts that are calling at 9:30 pm ??
I recieved several hang up calls from the 646 #. I sat here and read all of the complaints. Then someone gave a number to call to have your name taken off their list, I called the number, a man answered the phone, Central Research. I asked him to please take my number off their list, He said he would, He was very nice and said he was sorry, my # would be removed
Received a couple of calls yesterday and one so far today.
California Sep 16th, 2007
THIS IS A BULLSH@@ NUMBER. I AM ON THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST, BUT THEY SAY THEY DO MARKET RESEARCH AND ARE EXEMPT. CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND MAKE THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST MEAN DO NOT CALL FOR ANY FU@@ING REASON..
don't want junk calls from this number usually they don't talk or it's from a foreign country.
they called and asked me who i was voting for in a local election. didn't identify themselves. very aggressive.
They keep calling and I call back but I get a busy signal or it just keeps ringing
Im going to try to block their number
I have received a number of calls from this number at all hours of the night. The number is shown and the id indicates unknown.
I just want to apologize if you were one of the people that I may have called between the hours of 5-11PM EST. I worked for Central Marketing for a month and felt absolutely dirty making those calls, or rather the ones that the computer dialing system picks anyway. I wish you all good luck in beating these guys.
08-27-2007 Rec'd call at 9:30pm. There were 2 previous calls showing on my caller ID during the day. Rude person...Informed her we are on the 'no call' list she stated doesn't matter, she wasnt seling anything. Informed her it was after 9pm CST and she told me she worked until 11pm EST and would be making calls until then. Informed her to stop calling my # and she informed me she would continue. At this point she was screaming! I hung up.
I've had several calls over the past several days... all were no response or hang-ups like everyone else is reporting. Finally at 9 pm I got a real live person trying to do a survey. I angrly told her that I was sick and tired of their calls and to put me on their Do Not Call List. She said, yessir. We'll see if this ends it.
I understand your frustration. I sometimes work for Central Research. Please understand that the dialer is automated, and the computers have no way of knowing if you're on the "do not call list." This is a legitimate survey comapny. They've been in NYC for almost 1o years. To try to put people out of work because of a dialer/computer glitch is a little harsh. Central Research updates its files and dialer's every chance they get. Please understand that this job is part time at night, in NYC, there may be a time zone difference of up to 3 hours. If Central Research calls you at 5 pm NYC time, please take into account what time it is in New York; not in your home town. To our company, we're calling you early in the afternoon. You don't have to answer the survey. None of our surveys are "push polls" or meant to be annoying. This is for research, and the results are forwarded to other companies, who then some times publish the findings. This might be the only job for some of our employees who might be on a tight budget, going to school, or are looking for supplemental income. If our employees worked on commission, believe me; the company would have gone out of business a long time ago. Our employees work on a straight salary only. No commission, no kick backs; no nothing.
Central Research is doing what it can to adress the multiple call problem as quickly as we can update our dialers and our computers.
New Jersey Aug 22nd, 2007
I took Steve's advice and called to get off the list...however I yelled at the guy for waking up my kids. I told him I have received 17 calls in the last 3 days he said it is computer generated phone call surveys. 17 times...hello its broken!!!!
Have been getting calls for the last few days 3 or 4 per day, no one on line need to contact someone like FBI tracers
Called twice today. Early afternoon and early evening. Rang three times, then hung up before my voicemail picked up.
I received a call from this number, but when I answered no one responded. They seemed to stay on the line and listen. I left my phone off the hook for an hour and they didn't call back.
"this is a public opinion poll" was all I got.
Use the call rejection feature -- *60 in Utah (Qwest) it may be different in your area. Remember to turn call rejection ON after or before entering the number. I use my home phone for business and it is really annoying!
On 08/12/2007 - gotten two calls today from this number. the phone rings twice and then hangs up. I don't answer it.
"Hello, I'm calling to see if you'd like to take a survey on prescription drugs"
Got my first call today. As Danielle also experienced there was about a 5 second pause before the hang up. During that time there was silence on the other end of the line as I repeated Hello.
Pennsylvania Aug 06th, 2007
I received 2 calls in 20 minutes today from this number -
New Jersey Jul 22nd, 2007
I received a call and they didn't leave a message, it just said Unknown. B*st*rds woke me from a nap. Rang the number and got disconnected service blah blah try your number again. I hate phone solicitations.
California Jul 21st, 2007