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Buddy
 Apr 29th, 2013
They hung up and left no message, i called back and it said it was some fundraiser after reading the other comments below i feel assured it is a scam artist. glad i didn't answer phone!
George
 Jan 09th, 2013
fund-raiser for search and rescue, I asked them how much of my donation would actually go to search and rescue....20% they said.....what a crock!
Jennifer
 Oct 27th, 2012
Said from Kern County Police, wanted donation, and I'd get stickers, and even a magnet! Knew was fake, just said no and hung up. I'm SURE they will call again!!
JLC
 Oct 24th, 2010
Fund-raiser for a fire department, or somebody who is pretending to be one.
GeorgeLouis
 Aug 05th, 2010
Called 661.328.2939, message machine says "thank you for calling the fund raising line - service 6 charities in the area". Instructions are included to be placed on the Do Not Call list.
Shar
 Jun 25th, 2010
Charities are not legally bound by the Do Not Call list - they are exempt. And they love to let you know that, which I think is extremely rude considering that if a person is on the list, they DO NOT want to be bothered. Unfortunately for them, I will never donate to any cause that uses the phone to invade my privacy. If I'm not allowed to seek and choose who I want to donate to, support, or purchase, I just won't do those things! Nobody is going to call me on the phone I pay for to tell me what to do, and if they do, I'll do my dangdest to do the opposite. Yee-haw! ;)
ContraryOne
 Apr 16th, 2010
they hung up on my answering machine
kenny
 Mar 25th, 2010
My answer machine picked up the message, and I could hear some sort of recording in the background. After several seconds, the caller hung up. I've been on the no-call list since its inception, yet I get several telemarketing messages or hang-ups every day--as many as or more than I ever received before. I've reported a lot of them, but they still continue.
Solitaire
 Nov 12th, 2009
Calls with "Private Name" on caller ID....caller hangs up. I noticed that one of the other comments included the last name Allen, same as mine.
Allen
 Nov 12th, 2009
No one is ever on this phone ... they always hang up
Mary White
 Nov 11th, 2009
This person disconnected the call when I picked up the phone. I called the number back, and it said "thank you for calling our fundraising office, serving fine non-profit organizations across California" Then something about if you would like to be removed from the database, speak your phone number clearly. What a joke these people are! And when you call that number back, you will receive a phone call from a blocked number with no-one on the line.
Geno
 Nov 04th, 2009
This man calls using a relay service, but he slipped up once and didn't block his number. He is running a scam organization, I am 100% sure. We have an ad in the newspaper classifieds, and he calls inquiring about it. He wants to send us $5,000, have us send $4,000 back, and keep the difference. It is a scam to get our bank account details. Be cautious about anything this number says, it will be a scam. He most likely doesn't work for charities, and he is trying to get your money.
Mike
 Oct 30th, 2009
They call my house number and my work cell phone at the same time. Two different area codes and I get two calls. No one was on the other end after picking them up.
Dude
 Aug 18th, 2009
Man said he was with Fire Dept. and would be sending us a ticket to donate. I told him not to send the ticket but he said he would send it anyway! I have no intention of paying for it as I did tell him no.
Consumer
 Aug 14th, 2009
This is a scam !! I am a Vol. Fire Chief and this outfit has been calling people in my area soliciting donations for my fire department. I would never use a telemarketer for donations. These guys are robbing people. BEWARE!!!
Fire Chief
 Jul 18th, 2009
My ansering machine picked up and there was an immediate hangup
Tony
 Jun 23rd, 2009
Guy said he was from some fire association. I told him that I don't do this sort of charity over the phone. Advised not to call again. I suspect it's a scam.
Dushan29
 Jun 09th, 2009
said he was "Jason" from The California Firefighter's Muster, told him I wasn't interested
Jane
 May 20th, 2009
They've been at it again. Always hang up when answering machine picks up. Hey, assholes, that's why we have answering machines, to leave a message on! Not for telemarketers to call and hang up. Of course you can't call them back, they never have a legit call back number so we can start harassing them.
Carol
 Apr 16th, 2009
This number is from a fund raising office
John
 Oct 09th, 2008
Left no message and this number has called before - it showed as a blocked name
Kelly
 Sep 15th, 2008
Caller ID only showed 661-328-2939 which is from the Bakersfield/Lancaster CA area. Caller did not leave any message.
Rocco
 Sep 09th, 2008
Called answering machine and hung up
bp
 Sep 04th, 2008
Called answering machine and hung-up
Tony
 Aug 20th, 2008
They called and of course hung up when the answering machine picked up. i tried calling the number back and all I got was a busy signal. They're probably affiliated with the CAL PAL telespammers
Art
 Aug 15th, 2008
When I answered my home phone, the caller hung up. I tried to re-dial, but the phone continued to ring with no pick up.
Michelle Ann
 Aug 02nd, 2008
Asked for Mr. or Mrs. Allen. This is our code name for listing in the telephone book.
Monica
 May 22nd, 2008
Male caller said his name was Nick from FireFighters. I told him I never give anything over the phone and to take my name off his list. They have called me before. I'm reporting them to the

www.donotcall.gov
Dushan29
 May 15th, 2008
Caller hung up when I answered
Bob
 Apr 03rd, 2008

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