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byngeararse Aug 14th, 2011
I suspect it's Cross FM, a marketing firm that has also been calling my phone and has the same initials. Cross FM calls from number 702-553-0512
which is only one number off from one of the CFM numbers listed on the next page. They are probably selling newspaper subscriptions for McClatchy who owns a long string of newspapers including the one in my town, Anchorage.
I called Pac West (noted 10/15/10 below) at 800-511-9048
. A woman answered immediately on a weekend. I explained (1) that we received calls daily and, most recently, approx 10 calls/hangups within 24 hrs from Cross FM and (2) we wanted all contact from (702) 553-0512 stopped. The calls stopped within 24 hours and have not resumed after a week.
twice to day under cross fm yesterday twice it was crossfire 715-254-8261
Always a voicemail with no message. Finally answered and no one spoke.
Stop calling me as this is a DNCL violation
Laurie Bell Nov 23rd, 2010
Reported as a DNCL violation.
I just called the phone provider for Cross FM and registered a complaint against these idiots. Their provider will contact them and advise them to never call my number again. Of course, they will do the same for you, so here's the info:
Their telephone provider is Pac West - phone 800-511-9048
. They answer immediately (not a recorded message - a real human being answers). Tell them Cross FM is harassing you by phone. The Pac West will ask you a few questions and then will advise Cross FM never to call you again.
As I said, I just called Pac West, so not sure how long it will take for Cross FM to stop calling. The info I received from another website is that if there are enough complaints to the phone provider, the company will eventually lose their phone service. I hope so!
Dancinqueen Oct 15th, 2010
Don't ever subscibe to the St Paul Pioneer Press. I did once for a while and have been sorry ever since. For many YEARS there telemarketers now call and call and call. After much hassle the calls stopped for a few years but they are back. Sometimes they call three times a day. I called the Pioneer Press to ask them to take me off the list. They lady was nice and said she would but I don't believe her. I've been lied to by them too many times. Once you have been a customer then the Do Not Call doesn't apply to you anymore. Best thing to do is not be a subscriber in the first place.
Have received multiple calls that leave no message - very irritating. The caller id states "Cross FM" - 702-553-0512. I tried calling the number back but it does not ring and no one answers. I want them to take me off their list!
says they are with the local newspaper and offered us a great rate. We have declined their offer many times and advised them to stop calling yet they continue to call and hang up. When we call back, they dont answer.
Called at 10:55am-nobody there
Called @ 10:35 am CST on 7-31-10, went to voice mail, left no message.
Called at 7:33pm left no message!!!! WEIRD............
Called today at 12.38pm PDT. Went to voice mail, but they left no message. After I read the messages below, I called them. Rang twice, and the line went dead. I am on the Do Not Call list. I'll report the number to donotcall.gov, but I don't know if it's a real number or one that's been made up.
Cross Marketing stop damn calling my home trying to sell me a subscription to the AJC in Atlanta. AJC says they have no ties to your company, you are a fraud.
Francine Eng Jun 30th, 2010
Last couple of days have been getting several calls a day w/no msg. CID says Cross FM. On DNCL. We're in MN.
I have received several of these calls this week. As you say no one is on the other end and when I don't answer no message on the machine. I want it stopped.
I got a call from that number today. Are they crooks?
Joe Donelan Jun 17th, 2010
Left no message on voicemail
I have several calls from this number. I answered one... no one was there. Why would they call so often?
Calls everyday and leaves a blank voice message, I do not answer.
thesee batards have been calling my housee for the last dangg 2 months/.. sometimes at 6 in the morningg.., i called trhem back and did research as well and come to find their abuncha asians. i even called them back and the voice recoird that answers has a asian accentt.. ITS SOO ANNYOINNGGG..
They routinely call several times a day, I won't answer, my cell phone is on the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY. I'm not using my minutes for something so stupid. How annoying and frustrating. Isn't there anyway to stop these phone calls??
Miss Scarlett Jan 20th, 2010
I was getting up to 7 calls a day from them from two different phone numbers.
They are a either the Los Angeles Newspaper Group or a company that markets for them. The newspapers owned by them include the Pasadena Star, The Torrance/South Bay Daily Breeze, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Long Beach Press Telegram, The Los Angeles Daily News, The Redlands Daily Facts, The San Bernardino Sun, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and the Whittier Daily News. They're trying to sell you the paper. If you call back a message says all operators are busy and then a few seconds of music play before it hangs up on you. If you call back several times (took me about 6) you can get someone to answer.
I read that you can send an email to email@example.com and ask to have your number removed from their query.
Highland In Nov 20th, 2009
These mother f'ers call all day long. I answered the first and maybe second phone call. They don't say anything!! It's annoying, aggravating and it needs to stop!! Now I just let the phone ring and ring.
East Chicago Sep 29th, 2009
They need to stop calling me. This is harrasment.
California Sep 14th, 2009
Calls all the time pretending to be local paper selling subscriptions.
These numbers are linked to identity theft. Do not give any info. Just inform them that you have tracked calls and are informing local police and FBI Bureau. Then actually do that. My last 'subscription' ended up in a -$1900 bank account.
Very annoying. The last time I just answered the phone and laid it down until the line went dead.
Hi Everyone. Typically every 3 months I start getting calls from Cross FM. It's a boiler room of people doing sales for the Longmont Times Call in Longmont, Colorado.
Let's try this. Everyone who's annoyed with these hang-ups, dead-air and late night calls, instead call the timescall and complain.
- Main Desk
I suggest starting off with, "I'm currently on the DoNotCall registry and have filed a complaint against your business. Do you know the fees associated with that?"
Next, call the TC Line where the paper prints comments by readers and complain. (Be mindful that they post a wav file of your voicemail online. So if anyone recognizes your voice, your anonymity is gone.)
TC Line 720-494-5485
And third, call the Colorado Secretary of State business section and complain. They're really nice folks and will listen.
I hope this helps, I will be doing these things myself. If a few of us do this, hopefully this will stop.
i hate them. they call every day. bastards. i am going to track them down in vegas and punish
Over and over again, 5 times today, I dont answer. when I try to call back to ask them to quit calling, the number does not go thru.
no message, called 4 times in two days
They called to my office and didn't say anything.
They just interrupted my work!!!
Call to offer subscriptions to local papers // I was a previous subscriber
Telemarketer that calls previous subscribers of various newspapers to offer the subsciptions
call 2 to 3 times per day for the last 3 days. No Message was left. Caller ID show Cross FM
THEY HAVE BEEN CALLING ALMOST ONCE A NIGHT, NEVER LEAVE A MESSAGE. THEY CALLED TONIGHT AND I SCREAMED AT THEM..NO ANSWER. FELT GOOD THOUGH. FREE REVERSE LOOKUP INDICATES ADDRESS IN LAS VEGAS NV. I WILL CALL BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU FOR THAT AREA AND REPORT NUMBER AS HARASSING PHONE CALLS.
Nevermind, I see someone else has already done the research as I get to the end of the comments here.
I did a little research, and the first mistake all of us have made is in thinking that "Cross FM" is a radio station. It isn't, it is a private residence, of an F.M. Cross. It is a land line, and for $14.95 I could've found out who owns the line, since it is unpublished. When I get some money later this month that I can use that $14.95 for this, I am going to find out once and for all who the hell this is. Then I will let the rest of you know.
9pm at night, received my 7th call today. Last call was very abusive, told me if I don't want the call turn ringer off on my phone. Complained to Times Call Newspaper after 4th call today, was told no control over telemarketing company.
Same here - number and Cross FM
Mike in NY Dec 26th, 2008
Calls several times a day, for the past month
QUIT CALLING ME REMOVE ME FROM YOUR STUPID LISTS. YOUR NOTHING ANYWAY.
St. Paul Dispatch news paper refuses to quit calling even though I am on the do not call list.
They call all 4 of our business lines every day, they won't take us off the list, and they won't stop calling. When answered they won't speak. I called them back and a guy said they would remove us, i have gotten 2 calls since then right after we talked.
Du-Mor Fire Dec 08th, 2008
called many times but they don't speak or leave a message.
This number has appeared on my Caller ID several times a day for the past several weeks. I use Caller ID to screen calls like this from telemarketers. My number is listed on the National Do Not Call register.
This number has called repeatedly EVERY evening for the last 2 weeks. I have caller ID to filter out calls from people I don't know (telemarketers) because of calls like this.
I got a call from this number despite being on the do not call regestry. The caller ID said it was Cross FM. They said they where from my local news paper but when I told them I was on the do not call regestry they said "Oh, so its that way huh?" and hung up.
they routinely call, trying to sell newspaper subscriptions to a local paper: the Hammond Times. They are a nuisance.
xxxxxxxxxxxxx Dec 02nd, 2008
called twice so far today..leaves no messages..annoying!
They call and never leave a message. They call at least 2-3 times a day.
Have been getting calls everyother day to a business number in Michigan, id says Cross FM - I don't answer and no message is left.
Have called several times. If we pick up nothing on other end but some faint sound. One time they said it was for St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The call I got from this number was for the Pioneer Press holiday special $13.00 for a whole year.
We are on the Do not Call list as well. I did not answer, no message was left on the answering machine. I live outside the Twin Cities, so my guess it is solicitors representing one of the local newspapers.
They call and call and call, and I'll never answer. What happened to the Do Not Call list?
This is a newspaper telemarketer selling the San Jose Newspaper...if you call back the number from a phone other than the receiving phone number you can contact them...they told me the computer will continue to call until it registers the phone call from the service. So i used my cell phone , hopefully I won't receive any callsfrom cross fm........happy holidays
They called me four times without a message. The last one was 11/12/08.
Someone called me with caller id "Cross FM" number 702 553 0512 today at 11:00AM. I didn't answer.
CROSS FM. They're baaaaaack. I never pick up and they never leave a message.
jrbarnstorm Oct 07th, 2008
I used to see caller id 'cross fm' have no idea what that is. Now caller id for this number says 'private name' but there's never anyone on the other end, no messages either
Repeated calls representing the Pioneer Press in St. Paul. We ask them to stop, but they won't.
These guys never give up no matter how many times you tell them to take you off the call list. They are telemarketers contracted to sell your local paper. They have different numbers they use as well.
Same issue as everyone else. Let's hope something is done about it.
The Phone rang 4 times and then stopped ringing. I tried to call the number back and telephone company recordings said it had been disconnected.
this number is calling for 3 weeks already i don't recognize the number and i am getting sick and tried of them calling me. i want them to stop.
This is a telemarketing company that is trying to give away news paper. It is too obvious for me to accept what they offered. I live in San Mateo, California, but the company that calls has a phone which is out of state. So I am filing a complaint ...
my phone caller ID shows : Cross FM 702-553-0512
I recommend sending everyone below an email and then calling them up and asking if they would please take you off of their call lists. I did this and they said they would remove me.
Mickey Gross, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossfire Marketing Group
9007 Arrow Route Suite 250
Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 91730
John Sheppard - email@example.com
Crossfire Newspaper Group, Inc.
1300 Weathervane Ln #326
Akron, OH 44313
Crossfire1.com is registered to:
9087 Arrow Route Suite 140
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Crossfiremarketinggroup.com is registered to:
yourcallcenterservice.net is registered to:
Quadrant - In Touch Marketing
Anatola Cefail firstname.lastname@example.org
1940 Rainbow Dr.
Clearwater, FL 33765
Way2BizzyMommy Jul 25th, 2008
If you do not wish to receive calls from CROSS FM or Cross Fire Marketing, please send an e-mail to email@example.com to request removal from their list. Several people have done this and they actually received a reply stating they would be removed. I did this and this is the reply I got almost immediately after sending my email:
From CROSS FM: "I will handle removing your phone number from our calling files. I appoligize for the inconvenience.- Mickey Gross". So, it looks like it works. Try it! Hope this helps.
Way2BizzyMommy Jul 25th, 2008
They called me this morning but I screen my calls so I didn't pick up. I live in CA, why the hell is a LAs Vegas company calling me? I'm on the do Not Call List as well.
called consistantly over couple weeks and left no message
b hollister Jul 19th, 2008
Call twice a day no message nothing started 7/9 and continuing call id Cross FM
Any idea who this is? The phone rings, but no one is one the other line
they call and hang up all the time, several times a day!
does everyone have the last 4 digits 2051?
Cali_Mommy of 3 Jun 04th, 2008
Second call this week...on a brand new phone number, too! I think I'll answer next time and play along for a while, just to see who it is.
This number has called me repeatedly for a week. I have even called it back, but the same thing happens: it rings a couple of times then the line goes dead. It just goes dead if I answer the call as well.
I get called 2-3 times every day. This has been going on for a week.
Received call today 3/8/08 Saturday. Left no voice message. Call ID "Cross FM"
This Phone Number (Cross FM- (702) 553-0512)called our Home Phone (landline). We just started getting these calls on 03/04/8, and 03/05/08 (3 times) and 03/07/08 (2 times) I do Not answer it, as it just seems fishy to me. We live in Indiana.......
Dave and Susan Mar 06th, 2008
Here r the SOME numbers they use:
...they have thousands numbers, local to ur area. JUST IGNORE THEM...DON'T ANSWER.
Anoyd Consumr Feb 27th, 2008
I have been receiving annoying calls from this number lately and this is what I found out about them. They are a telemarketing co called Cross Fire Marketing, used by the NAA(Newspaper Association of America)...yah!they have an asso TOO. If you have terminated ur newspaper subscription then u r on their list, either for collections, to renew or simply start a new account.
Here's a link i found...http://naavendorlinks.com/company.php?id=2655&company=Crossfire+Marketing+Group,+Inc.
Only if they understood that u CANNOT get business by BUGGING consumers to buy/use ur product...it turns them OFF.
Anoyd Consumr Feb 27th, 2008
Have called several times. LV area code? Sickos looking for internet attention I suppose...
This number has been calling, 3-4 times per day, including Sundays, between 8am and 10pm, each time I pick up, I say "hello" up to six times or at least 2 minutes 30 seconds and each time no one answers. Friday night I asked the "nobody" on the other end to take me off of their call list. The following day and night, Saturday, they called again, and again, and again, and on the third call at 10pm I finally said, "stop calling my number if you're not going to answer, I will call the police and report this number for harassment the next time you call." and sure enough, today, Sunday, I received three more calls. I finally called my local police department's non-emergency number to report the harassment. They advised me to contact my local telephone service provider and make them aware of the problem, they told me to *57 on my phone after each call, up to 5 more calls and the police have sufficient evidence from those *57 traces to issue a warrant for harassment against whomever these calls are coming from. Because clearly, this is now a case of unethical business practices and unsolicited business harassment. If anyone else is receiving these calls, I suggest you do the same.
K. M. Kirch Feb 25th, 2008
they arent allowed to leave voicemail... next time they call ask to get taken off of the national do not call list and they have bto remove your number... they calls should stop within 24-48 hrs to get out of system
The 702.553.0512 is from a marketing Company (Cross Fire Maketing) located in Las Vegas, NV.
They are hired by YOUR local newspaper company to market subscriptions. Evidently the newspaper companies do not screen or notify Cross Fire if the number is listed on the National Do Not Call list.
Cross Fire Marketing utilizes an automated dialing system that automatically dials phone numbers provided by your local phone company. When the system detects an answered call it transfers the connected call to one of their 25 marketing agents. If none are immediately available then the called party hears no one and assumes a prank call.
They only have 2 incoming lines so that's why when irritated people call back to the number they see on their caller ID no one ever answers.
I believe their website is: http://www.crossfire1.com/page1.htm
Stupid jerks called me late at night and mid morning. I am on the DNC list too!
Recieved tonigh, I told these people never call again.... I doubt they will.
Received a phone call 2/6/08 @ 3:33pm, picked up phone said hello 3 times, no one answered on the other line then they hung up. I called back phone number just rings no answer.
Oh yeah and I am on the do not call list, also!
The number was on the caller ID a few times already, and we just had the phone turned on a week ago. There was never a message,though. Finally my girlfriend answered tonight, and they specifically knew my name and asked for me. Was really wierd!
Alright this Cross Fm is killing me I am getting 3 to 4 calls a day and I never get an answer to yell at them so I am looking for a way to stop them.