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According to ThatsThem.com, the caller's name is Rich Garza.
James Vipond
 Jan 11th, 2016
Keep calling my cell. Which is weird since NO ONE has the number. I DO NOT give it out nor do I use it except for work and my mom. So how the heck did they get it????? I don't pick up because I have never since the number before.
Kim
 Jul 15th, 2015
Phone rang once at 9:26PM. Caller ID: Universal Surve. Other phone numbers known from this same scammer company:
212-391-9546
646-626-3393
646-467-6665
646-616-8810
wjs2
 Apr 04th, 2015
This number calls me everyday. I don't want to answer the survey. I went to Universal survey web site and asked to remove my number, but they called me today twice. I am going to block the number.
Yasobara
 Jan 31st, 2014
After not picking up 2 to 3 calls a day from this number (caller ID Universal Survey) I picked up and requested my number be removed. The caller spoke over me very loudly to insure it was not a sales call! I responded I understand but want my number removed from your list. I advised I am ill and the numerous calls are interrupting my rest and affecting my illness. Again she very loudly stated it is not a sales call and began with the question, how many adults over 49 in your household. I stated do not want to participate and I have this number will report the harrasment.
dg8515
 Jan 28th, 2014
These people call at random hours. If u call the number back- there is a voice message saying it is a survey company.
Go to their website www.universalsurvey.com and click the contact us section.
suggest your phone number be removed off their list- I just did it for the first time- so I'm not sure it works. Hopefully it does.
M
 Oct 28th, 2013
2nd call in 2 days on my cell, no message left, I called the number got a recording that its Universal Survey and they are not telemarketers just want to ask survey questions and that was the end of the message.
Stacy
 Oct 09th, 2013
Didn't leave a message.
jcross1231
 Sep 30th, 2013
They've called my home twice today. The first time my voice mail picked up. All I heard was voices in the background. No message left. The second call was at 9:14PM. This time I did pick up the phone. I said hello, heard some background noise of people in their call center talking and the line disconnected. I have no intention of doing any surveys but had a little time to play some mind games with these people and maybe spoil their day.
Craig
 Sep 20th, 2013
Also calling me from 646-467-6665. Same annoying survey company. Blocking.
Mike
 Sep 07th, 2013
Calling me from this number and also a 212 number, blocking both thanks to my Android phone.
Mike
 Sep 07th, 2013
I googled the number and came up with the information. I clicked on contact us to leave a harassment email. Then I saw please add my number to the do not call list. I hope it works.
here is the link.
http://www.universalsurvey.com/contact-us/have-your-phone-number-removed-from-our-system/
Izzy
 Sep 07th, 2013
Don't give a fuck how these people got my cell but if they don't stop calling me ...I am blocking the number
Colin
 Aug 31st, 2013
Jerry Arbittier and Larry Schneider are officers of Universal Survey, Inc. AND their affiliate Survey Health Care.

I feel very sure that BOTH of them would like to hear from any and all of us who have had the displeasure to suffer nuisance and harrassment calls from Universal Survey, Inc. (646) 467-6665 to be sure to leave a personal message on their phones. I made sure to do this, and I encourage ALL of you to follow my example.

I'm sure that, as officers of their company, they would want to be aware of their company's nuisance and harrassment calls. PLEASE BE SURE TO LEAVE A MESSAGE AND CALL BACK AS OFTEN AS NEEDED UNTIL YOU GET A RESPONSE.

Here are their direct phone numbers:

Jerry Arbittier, President of BOTH Universal Survey, Inc. and SurveyHealthCare
218 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

DIRECT PHONE NUMBER: 212-290-7642

Larry Schneider, Chief Marketing Officer for BOT Universal Survey, Inc. and SurveyHealthCare

DIRECT PHONE NUMBER: 646-464-1392

As of July 13, 2013, THESE NUMBERS ARE WORKING

Please also be certain to call the President and CEO of Universal Survey:

Mike Lefkowitz (ENTER THE SPELLING OF HIS LAST NAME ON THE COMPANY DIRECTORY to get his ext.)
212-391-5243

I feel that it's extremely important that these company executives be made aware of the nuisance and harrassing nature of their call center AND I URGE ALL OF YOU TO KEEP CALLING UNTIL YOU GET A SATISFACTORY RESPONSE FROM THEM.
ChancesR
 Jul 13th, 2013
Jerry Arbittier and Larry Schneider are officers of Universal Survey, Inc. AND their affiliate Survey Health Care.

I feel very sure that BOTH of them would like to hear from any and all of us who have had the displeasure to suffer nuisance and harrassment calls from Universal Survey, Inc. (646) 467-6665 to be sure to leave a personal message on their phones. I made sure to do this, and I encourage ALL of you to follow my example.

I'm sure that, as officers of their company, they would want to be aware of their company's nuisance and harrassment calls. PLEASE BE SURE TO LEAVE A MESSAGE AND CALL BACK AS OFTEN AS NEEDED UNTIL YOU GET A RESPONSE.

Here are their direct phone numbers:

Jerry Arbittier, President of BOTH Universal Survey, Inc. and SurveyHealthCare
218 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

DIRECT PHONE NUMBER: 212-290-7642

Larry Schneider, Chief Marketing Officer for BOT Universal Survey, Inc. and SurveyHealthCare

DIRECT PHONE NUMBER: 646-464-1392

As of July 13, 2013, THESE NUMBERS ARE WORKING
ChancesR
 Jul 13th, 2013
They call and call and call and if you ask them to stop, they start arguing with you, explaining how important your opinion is. This time they wanted to speak to the youngest female in the house. I'm blocking their number from now on because I'm tired of them calling 2-3 times a day.
Colorado Gal
 Jun 09th, 2013
Dumb guy who knew my name, says he's calling for Universal Surveys wanting my opinions of things in my area. Told him to take me off the list. Bleh
FL
 Jun 01st, 2013
They won't stop calling so I did some stalking and found Keith Strassberg's (Universal Survey's CEO) new home phone number as they keep changing it.

631-643-4190

He has company right now so feel free to annoy him as much as he has annoyed you!
Mike
 May 26th, 2013
I get a call from these people once a week. It started when I got a call from another number 469-464-9384 and answered. Then I got a call from 646-467-6665 and didn't answer. Now these people will not stop blowing up my phone. At least every six days I get a call from them even though I never answer. They are driving me out of my mind and I want them to stop calling me! IF I DON'T ANSWER I DON'T WANT TO TALK TO YOU EVER
Booge
 May 25th, 2013
This number called on May 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM and left no message. Only their number showed up on caller ID. I will report them to the FTC.
C.
 May 22nd, 2013
Scum called cellphone
Mick
 Apr 24th, 2013
Reported as a DNCL violation
Greg
 Feb 28th, 2013
Called THREE times today. I picked up on all 3 calls. Told the SAME woman to take me off their call list (some survey). The third time she hung up on me. I am totally PISSED.
lsm
 Feb 22nd, 2013
Called several times today. Picked up. Said it was a survey. Told them to stop calling and take my name off the call list. As I was putting down the phone the woman said that they weren't trying to sell anything. Who cares? Take me off the list!!!
lsm
 Feb 21st, 2013
Universal Survey has called me several times too. I've never picked up their call and they've never left a message. Time to put them on my block list.
Me2
 Jan 25th, 2013
KEEP CALLING OVER AND OVER
AL
 Oct 13th, 2012
Tried to argue with me when I asked to stop calling me even when I said I was on Do Not Call list.
unknown
 Sep 05th, 2012
Got a call from them tonight -- courteous woman with a very strong Jamaican accent. Claimed to be conducting a mail-in survey that I would receive $5. I bet. I gave my address anyhow, we'll see if anything shows up. I already get tons of advertising junk anyhow. She did ask if there were teenagers in our home, I said there are not, then went into something about the number of console and handheld video game systems in our home as if teenagers are the only ones who play with those. Annoying but not as awful as some I've had. Next time I'll cue up "Three Little Birds" and play it into the receiver.
GLTirebiter
 Aug 29th, 2012
Didn't answer the call. No message was left.
chris
 Jun 16th, 2012
I got this helpful way to respond to such callers from Reader's Digest and it works.

When unknown, wireless caller, unavailable etc. calls are received, do this:

1. press # once, then immediately press # again and HOLD. The caller will receive a loud ringing in their ear and if it's a robo call, the connnection will be broken at once. After a few times, the caller (s) will give up and you get the satisfaction of giving a human caller an earful that hurts!!!!!!!
ALBERTO GALINDO
 Jun 13th, 2012
call received at 7:44AM, RUDE!
Susan
 Apr 26th, 2012
apparently the first guy didn't like me so the second time they called I cussed dude out for calling me on a sunday at 8:30 at night.
jose
 Feb 13th, 2012
This is what you get for giving a politician your phone number. Just visit their site and
nr
 Feb 08th, 2012
This call was in Chinese. When I asked him to speak English he apologized and hung up before I could ask him to stop calling. There have been 4 calls so far. I called back the number and a machine identified the company as Universal Survey Center. Googling that I got the number 212-391-5243 and got the operator who transferred me to someone who could stop the calls at x136. I left a message to please stop calling. We will see.
G.Kahn
 Dec 15th, 2011
managers on drugs- load caught in van gettin high- paper work messes up -company knows about drug abuse of manager sandy davis- why are they still in business- contact yellow book usa or owner murk smitherman bulford ga office location 701 chesapeka st baltimore md
s allen
 Oct 09th, 2011
They are blocked...anxious to see if they use a different calling number.
Chaz
 Aug 28th, 2011
told caller I was on "No Call List" he said that list was ONLY for selling and he was taking a survey, I disconnected call
Bea
 Jun 09th, 2011
If the posts advise that they didn't answer, the dialer is going faster than the call center agents. While its on the first or second ring, that unknowing attendent has been waiting to make his pitch, it feels like a real long time, and just before you pick it up, he disconnects; thus the giant pause. joy.
Steve
 May 24th, 2011
They did not leave a message.
nblisa
 Apr 12th, 2011
Andrea Patrick called us, asking for the owner. She got all in a tizzy when I asked her name and return phone number, but she said it was 1-888-391-9991.

I mentioned the do-not-call-list, and she was quick to point out that they are exempt. She said the biz name was GFK Research.

I asked for a supervisor, which upset her, but she complied, and 2 minutes later I talked to Nina Goodman. She said she was a supervisor and asked "what my problem was".

I asked her to remove us from their calling list, which she replied she would do.
Pete
 Mar 31st, 2011
they keep calling,i tell them to stop but they keep calling any way,are there companys hired just to harrass peopla?
tyrone
 Mar 25th, 2011
I hung up because I suspected a fraud. I have been receiving scam telephone calls for most of the day.

See the fraud warning at

http://www.universalsurvey.com/contact-us/fraud-department/
Not Buying It
 Mar 23rd, 2011
They called at 9:40pm asking to conduct a survey. They must have called my cell phone directly, because my number that forwards to it did not show any calls. It's definitely on the do not call list.
Sean Reifschn
 Feb 22nd, 2011
I gave up and added them to my Blocked Callers list. They have been calling every 30 minutes!
SF
 Feb 13th, 2011
They have been calling numerous times today; averaging 30 minutes between calls. Butt out, axxwipes!!
SemperFi66
 Feb 05th, 2011
I don't do surveys, wankers! You are wasting my time and yours!
SF
 Feb 05th, 2011
Called me once today...I let the machine pick it up...surveys, huh? more the reason NOT to answer lol
Lets Be Freaks
 Dec 29th, 2010
They annoy every day
MR. E
 Dec 21st, 2010
Everyone please calm down. These people are just doing their jobs. If they are doing policital surveys, they are excempt from DNC rules.

However, they have an easy way to unsubcribe by going to their web site - someone posted it below.

Now if they continue to call after a couple of days, that is different. Then report them. But relax, it's just a phone call and not someone knocking on your door.
Ted
 Dec 05th, 2010
That's a cheap excuse. Computers can only take orders from their human masters.
Resident47
 Nov 26th, 2010
After constant calls I answered. Told them I was on Do Not Call list and was basically informed the computer did it. I guess that is the way they get around it. Pretty sneaky. I told them I was not interested.
Sandy
 Nov 26th, 2010
also sick of these unwanted calls. someone needs to do something about this. like fining them big bucks
MIN
 Oct 15th, 2010
I am so sick of these GD calls. Do Not Call List must mean absolutely nothing. Some one help us, please
min
 Oct 11th, 2010
Noone knows when your sons sleeping, they call and if they wake up your son their sorry but im sure friends have called and woken up you son before and you dont put them on a nasty blog site, besides your son cant hear the person on the phone you woke him up!
Person...
 Oct 01st, 2010
My answering machine picked it up; they left no message
Chuck
 Sep 17th, 2010
I hate to belabor the obvious, but ...

Universal Survey is a fairly well documented (see 28 pages of complaints above) bunch of a**holes. So, what rational being would go to their website and give them your phone number? Ostensibly to have it removed from their calling list? Which they never do?

• Lodge formal complaints with the FCC;
• BLOCK their phone number (if your phone system allows you to do so)
• Use one of the old phone company messages (above), "Be-e-e-ep! We're sorry. Your call cannot be completed as dialed, because you're a scumbag jerk-off!" ... or even something less subtle.
FrankLeeDoobyus
 Aug 24th, 2010
why doesn't the law protect us from survey companies as well as telemarketers!?! BLOCKED!
karen in tx
 Aug 22nd, 2010
They have called at least a half a dozen times and I havent answered once since its not an area code I recognized. Yet they still persist in calling again and again... Not the same city or even the same country. I thought Global harassment from people like this was supposed to stop..
Stephen
 Aug 14th, 2010
When the answering machine came on, they hung up. Left no message.
anonymous
 Aug 08th, 2010
Reported as a DNCL violation.
Greg
 Jul 13th, 2010
I told them not to call me again - I was on the national no call list and I hung up.
Dotti
 Jul 01st, 2010
These wankers....I will shove bananas in them if they call me again....oo ee oo ee oo ee
Monkey Boy
 Jun 19th, 2010
They have been calling me frequently and just hanging up.
Disgusted
 Jun 12th, 2010
hangup call. they didn't leave a message
fubar
 May 31st, 2010
Have told this company 3 times to remove phone number from their call list - it is annoying - Calling every day since Monday May 24, 2010 including 2 calls less than 4 hours apart on Thursday May 27th - someone needs to disconnect their phone lines
mhp
 May 29th, 2010
Received calls from Universal Survey once a day this week,hang up on me when I answered!! what in the world do they want from me needs to call me everyday and leave no message or hang up?
May
 May 29th, 2010
This is the first time this number has called.
ID Caller: Universal Survey
Number: 646-467-6665
Sam
 May 21st, 2010
I DON'T NORMALLY LIKE TO ANSWER THE PHONE UNLESS I KNOW WHOM IS CALLING. I JUST DID SO FOR I WAS AWAITING A PHONE CALL FROM A DEAR LOVING RELATIVE. YET WHEN I DID SO NOTHING WAS BEING ON THE OTHER END. MEANWHILE I WAS ALSO WATCHING THE OLD TIME CALSSIC MOVIE OF "KING KONG"" & JUST SAID SOME ODD WORDS BACK TO THEM JUST IN CASE IF SOMEONE WAS THERE. WHAT I STUNG THEM WITH TELLING THAT KING KONG IS ON HIS WAY TO GET YOU, BEWARE OF THAT. OH NO LOOK BEHIND YOU THEIR HEIS-YES KING KONG TO GET YOU!!! HAHAHAHA WHAT A LAUGH TO THAT ONE!!!
ANASTASIA
 May 08th, 2010
Got a call from this number. The person on the other line asked to speak to me (used my first and last name). I said, "speaking." He said, "I am calling from EMC Research and we are conducting a survey..." I asked the name of the company again and looked it up online while I was on the phone. He said, "Can I confirm that I'm speaking to Alexis W." and I then asked where EMC Research was located and he said he couldn't disclose that information. He then asked if I was registered to vote. The entire this short conversation was going on I could hear him typing in the background. I hung up the phone. Wondering what information they were trying to get and what they wanted to use it for.
Alexis
 Mar 19th, 2010
I'm on a do not call list for cell phones and still they call.
Mark Harrold
 Mar 11th, 2010
A Ms. Edward from Universal Opinion Survey, left message.
call back 888-391-9991
called from 646-467-6665
John
 Mar 02nd, 2010
They called and started a survey, first question was if anyone in the household works for a telecommunications company. I actually do, but I told them I don't want to answer that question and she said Thankyou and hung up. Phishing for info, that's what it is. Not really a true survey, it's just marketing feelers.
Dan
 Mar 02nd, 2010
Hung up. No message. I'm on the do not call list.
r
 Feb 28th, 2010
They're calling the company I work for, and unfortunately my cell is a backup line and they're calling my cell too. The agent I spoke to was incredibly rude, and I asked to be taken off their calling list. Hope it works. No idea how they got our private office number!!!
CF
 Feb 08th, 2010
I have an unlisted number, been on the do not call list for years; they have called twice and not left a message.
rrrrr
 Jan 31st, 2010
Thier back and now they are calling cell phones.. I never give out this cell phone number to anyone.
I went to their web site and put my number in to see if they will remove my number for the calling database.
markp
 Jan 23rd, 2010
I just went on their website: Will see what happen
Please provide the phone number to be removed one time and one time only. All removal requests will be processed within 1 business day:

Please enter 10-digit phone number without dashes or spaces.


Your request has been sent. The following phone number was submitted:
Phone 650-868-3200
Lorena
 Jan 18th, 2010
Received two calls from 646-467-6665, when I pick up they hung up, when I try to call them back you get their recording and does not give other option then get disconnect you. I'm already on Do Not Call List. It's very Annoying!
Lorena
 Jan 18th, 2010
It is a Debt Collector
Bad Credit
 Jan 16th, 2010
No message
frank
 Dec 10th, 2009
Report to FCC on this site: http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm
STOP CALLING
 Dec 01st, 2009
Annoying!
TD
 Nov 27th, 2009
They seem very persistent, calling here at different times of the day and today, a Saturday. I went to their website and found that you can request to be removed from their system: http://www.universalsurvey.com/phone_removal.php
Have no idea if it will work, but worth a try.
wildblue
 Oct 31st, 2009
its a market research company told them two times this week to not call back.
jen
 Oct 09th, 2009
Someone from this number has called my house several times a day. When I was finally home to pick it up, they hung up on me. Oh, did I mention that I'm on the National Do Not Call List?
Bev
 Oct 04th, 2009
They call about 5-10 times a day for the last week. I just finally picked up the phone and told them to take me off their call list and stop calling as they call every day. The guy has the audacity to argue back that it's impossible for them to call that much every day. However, since I have a caller ID log, I have proof that they call that often.

Tbey'd better take me off their call list, otherwise I will contact the BBB.
Jaydub
 Sep 14th, 2009
When they call you ... pick-up and say..
Vey ist du banshvawgen? Vo is du banhoffen ...
This is not even a language but they take it as one they do not understand and will remove your number.
Heil Immigrants!
Vagner Psuedo
 Aug 08th, 2009
http://appsext8.dos.state.ny.us/corp_public/CORPSEARCH.ENTITY_INFORMATION?p_nameid=2139779&p_corpid=2089708&p_entity_name=Universal%20Survey%20Center&p_name_type=%25&p_search_type=CONTAINS&p_srch_results_page=0

Selected Entity Name: UNIVERSAL SURVEY CENTER, INC.
Selected Entity Status Information Current Entity Name: UNIVERSAL SURVEY CENTER, INC.
Initial DOS Filing Date: DECEMBER 04, 1996
County: NEW YORK
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE

Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
C/O JOEL SINGER
100 WEST 57TH STREET
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10019
Registered Agent
NONE
nobody
 Jul 29th, 2009
I got a call from them a few days ago.
These "surveys" are really phising for information on you to add to commercial databases. This is just as intrusive as government spying on citizens. They never really want your opinion. If they ask for it, it's just to avoid raising suspicion.

Unfortunately, this is not illegal. They are one of the many types of calls exempted from the DNC list. If you don't like it, call your Congressman. Might help to look on FEC web site to see how much he received from telemarketers and consumer database companies beforehand. In the EU, this is illegal.
Michael
 Jul 23rd, 2009
i am having this same problem and I live in FL
Nun Ya Bizniz
 Jul 23rd, 2009
These people have been calling for over a week and been told each time to not call back and they continue to call.
Rodd in OK
 Jun 23rd, 2009
This is the removal link that is on their site

http://www.universalsurvey.com/phone_removal.php
rmm
 May 13th, 2009
We received a call for 646-467-6665 after 9 pm EST which I thought was against the law. After a quick google search, I located the culprit. The Universal Survey Center. If you get calls from them - got to http://www.universalsurvey.com/phone_removal.php and request your number be put on their do not call list.
Ms
 May 09th, 2009
said she wanted to do a small survey on grocery shopping habits. i said , we do not do surveys . do not call again. we are on do not call list.
me
 Apr 18th, 2009
My number is registered on the national do not call registry and telemarketers still call me let alone this one.
vivica stokes
 Apr 15th, 2009
Asked if we had a few moments to take a telephone survey. I said "no.", they politely said, "okay", and hung up.
Rob
 Apr 09th, 2009
i am on donotcall.gov
Jim
 Apr 01st, 2009
They keep calling, but no one ever speaks.
Loyd
 Mar 14th, 2009
they called me for no reason, who are these crazy people?
Dede
 Mar 13th, 2009
called, asked for owner, when told they were not available hung up
Pat
 Feb 25th, 2009

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