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I've received several calls form this number, which caller identifies as being from Yellowbusinessads.com, claiming I owe them in excess of 700.00 for listing my business details. Claim I owe for 2 years service.
As best as I can recall I never signed up for any such service and since I'm the only one who answers the
phone here I believe this is a scam to try and get me to pay for services I never agreed to. My search
turned up the name of the owners of the number, a firm calling itself PAETEC Communications, Inc. Checked
their website, but didn't see any mention of 'yellowbusinessads.com' ?
Andrew Van
 Aug 17th, 2011
Just gotthe call and there was nothing but dead air. Called the number right back and it said it was disconnected. Also received the call over the weekend to, as office calls are routed to my cell after hours.
Robert
 Jan 03rd, 2011
This is a scammer. They get business names from Google and then try to send them fraudulent invoices for listings in "yellow pages". We got a call and demanded to see a wet ink contract for their services. They hung up.
EFI Inwood WV
 Nov 17th, 2010
I have received several calls from this number. The person stated that he wanted to confirm my listing and address so he could send me an invoice for the listing. I said I never approved any listing. He said it was for the previous year and it had already taken place so I already owed him. I told him good luck getting any money and he hung up the phone. They are obviously trying to just get people to pay them money who are not on top of things. No legitimate business would hang up the phone if you owed them money it would be the other way around.
Tim
 Nov 12th, 2010
claimed I owed them money for last year's on-line Yellow & Blue Advertising. When I asked "what advertising?" He responded that he gets that all the time, that I had amnesia, that everyone advertises in the USA, & that of course I owed them the money! Told him to mail an invoice and a previously signed contract to my business address. He threatened to have his supervisor talk to me & that they don't mail anything. Ha Ha! He didn't think this was a funny matter. He was very funny to think that I would fall for such an obvious SCAM.
Alison
 Nov 04th, 2010
my office manager received a call from Yellowblue media. the person was very rude and when he was told that we do not have an account with this company he said "why don't you go f**k yourself. This is harassment and a waste of my business resources.
John
 Sep 20th, 2010
Received two calls from this company. Both claiming I authorized a listing, and now want to charge me $700+ for a bill I agreed to in 2008. Told him I didn't authorize this paid listing, didn't sign anything, and wouldn't pay he got made at ME! The nerve. He hung up, and when I attempted to call back the number is listed as not in service. A SCAM! How can I make sure I don't receive any more calls from this group?
Sharon
 Aug 13th, 2010
Yellow Blue Media called to collect 745.00 for services rendered over the past year for an online listing. This is the 10th company this year to contact me wanting the same thing. Just hang up when these fuckers call for business verification info.
DB
 Jul 07th, 2010
Caller wanted me to renew my listing on Yellowbluemedia.com. Said I signed up 1/2009 and the 1st year was free, now wants to send me a bill for something like $745. I said I never signed up for it and wasn't paying. I asked for the web site address. He gave it to me. I looked it up after the call. Could not find any listing for my company. He basically wasted my time and aggravated me.
Lou
 Mar 29th, 2010
Asked for my wife, told the cocksucker she wasn't here, he hung up. Called the number back, nothing.
Al Swearengen
 Mar 15th, 2010
call back to this number on 2-19-2010 returns to 'this number has been disconnected' ? guessing it's just some telemarketing bot.
MM
 Feb 19th, 2010
Ok I wrote a complaint to the better bussiness buero and advise all of you to do the same!! This may be the only way of catching these guys.!! Their are two other complaint boards like this one saying the same things. And if you did the recording like I did their will be more crap to come.
Groomer girl
 Dec 02nd, 2009
I can not beleave I didn't see this site till after I talked to them. They have been calling for about 3 weeks. I talked to a Jimm today and they told me I owed them 745.00 for the advertizing of last year. I had to go through a varifiacation proccess to get a number to use to cancel this add. I said What Add?? I think I would remember that!! Now I don't know what to do about this! same number as up top 716-566-9598. They also said I would receive invoice by mail, I looked back in my records and found I was on vacation that week I supposidly got this service online.
groomer girl
 Dec 02nd, 2009
The man from this number (716) 566-9598 said he was from the Yellow Pages. We do have a yellow page ad so at first the call seemed believable. He said he had to verify name of company, address, name, etc. Stupidly I verified all the information. Then he told me he had to transfer me to another person to re-verify. That person asked me the same questions. They spoke very poor English and I could barely understand them. I started getting suspicious when they kept passing me to other people. My husband finally got on the phone and rudely told them to not call again. Other times in the past month this number has called then hung up when I answered.
The Bakers
 Oct 08th, 2009
Hey All, I just reported it to the FTC. I think the more people reporting it will have a stronger effect. I also included a link back to this page for the FTC to corroborate my report. Let's proactively shut this thing down! https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
Report to FTC
 Oct 07th, 2009
They call several times a week, sometime multiple times a day, they hang up. Today they asked us to renew a listing we never asked for in the first place and when I informed them we never listed with them, they mumbled something and hung up. I haven't been threatened with the fictitious invoice yet... but given the comments in this thread, I'm sure it's looming on the horizon. Anyone have ideas on how to get these folks to stop any way to shut them down?
LAO
 Oct 07th, 2009
received call , answered, they hung up???
MM
 Sep 03rd, 2009
Same problem about on-line listing. When I told her that we had not authorized a listing she informed me that there was one and that an invoice had been generated. I hung up..
Sherry
 Aug 11th, 2009
Caller only had number on it. They called my restaurant wanting me to verify info to renew services for listing online. I told her I never had that service. She said she would send me an invoice then put collection agency on me if I didn't pay. IT IS A SCAM---THEIR TOLL FREE # IS 866-996-6276. Call them and pay them back the inconvenience...I did.
Kim
 Jul 31st, 2009
Caller ID read Bank Of America - from phone n;umber 716 566 9598, Called BOA and they said it was not one of their bona fide numbers. They called the number shortly after I received the call and it registered disconnected. Afer a few seconds after answering the call there was disconnect. No one said anything. We are on the DO NOT CALL LIST
Martha
 Apr 02nd, 2009
Same as other calls, lady said I owed $720.xx for some advertising costs or some crap, then she said I signed up in March of 2008...humm I didn't work at this job in March of 2008...ding ding...RED FLAG!!!
Then asks if I'm the purchaser and I had already told her no, I was the manager...but send me the invoice...then she asked again if I was the owner...I got mad and told her to send me the F***ING invoice and she hung up on me! LOL!
Gene
 Mar 30th, 2009
Calls several times a day... no one is ever there.
Krista
 Mar 26th, 2009
Got a call from the same Biz Advertising saying I owed $719.99. I became very angry at them then realized, even if I authorize them to send me this "final invoice" I have never commited to anything, never signed anything, nor were any services ever rendered. They don't exist! So I said, fine, send your stupid invoice but I won't be paying it! Suposedly there is going to be a customer relations phone # on the invoice.(haha) Good luck sending me to collections retard since you don't even have official documentation of anything! Idiots, what a waste of my time. Can't wait to see if I get something in the mail! I'll take it straight to our Attorney General's office here in Jeff City. How many unaware people do they really scam???
AS Cleaning
 Mar 18th, 2009
For several days, this "Company" has been calling me saying they are from BIZ ADVERTISING and wish to know if I want to renew my yearly ad's or if I wished to "close" my account. I have NEVER ordered AD'S via internet, thus it's a NO BRAINER they are LYING. She then asks for my mailing address in order to send the "Final Invoice' of which I "Owe" $700 + dollars....I told her to kiss my butt and stop calling my house with her scam....hahahaaa
Lisa in TX
 Mar 18th, 2009
Just a repeat of most other complaints - said I owed "$720.00" from January 23, 2007.
BLK
 Mar 12th, 2009
I just got a call from an articulate woman saying she needed to update their directory. When I asked if there was a charge she said I had a free directory listing from them in 2007 and now I needed to pay $750 for 2008, but she would discontinue the charges for 2009! She said I was obligated for the charges and I would be contacted again in a week by the finance dept. Caller ID said it was a 800 number from New York, but incoming call log was the 716 number.
BK
 Mar 03rd, 2009
they call me at least 5-6 times a month. Untill yesterday the calls always were hang up calls, Yesterday i spoke to a woman who knew my name and business name. She stated she was calling to collect on internet services already rendered to the tune of 860.00 dollars.
after threatening me for a few minutes she said they were going to send me to collections.
CD
 Feb 25th, 2009
Same deal as everyone else. Called to say my business listing was up for renewal. Oddly enough, my 'business name' was my actual name, and my phone number was my home phone. I informed them that I do not do business with them and that my number is on the do not call list. They promptly hung up.
charles
 Oct 30th, 2008
Called about 954am CST - I picked up this time, no one there and call ended
DeanL
 Oct 30th, 2008
I didn't pick up and they didn't leave message, called about 930 am CST
deanl
 Oct 28th, 2008
Every afternoon lately, this number calls my home phone and hangs up as soon as I answer the phone.
Donna Chen
 Sep 10th, 2008
These AHOLES call me everyday...and when i answer nobody picks up!
roger
 Aug 20th, 2008
Heard a 'click' right when I picked up the phone. Person or auto-call system hung up...?
whichway
 Jul 28th, 2008
Said was from Yellow Pages, asked by first name for my predecessor and where invoice was to be sent. Said his company provided our Internet service, so told him he needed to talk to our IT folks. He then hung up.
SSO
 Jun 05th, 2008
This number called me.. saying that they were from Yellow Pages. Very rude - Does anyone know who this is?
I. R.
 May 30th, 2008
Keep getting harassing calls from this number, somebody there, noises, but not speaking, then hang up.
chuck
 May 20th, 2008
I just received a call and them stating I authorized a listing or something on an online yellow pages for my business and they were sending me the bill for $ 590 for services already rendered. I denied ever authorizing anything and when they wanted to verify my information to send me the invoice I stated that I was not in agreement to any invoice an they said they were sending it to collections and hung up.
CR
 Apr 16th, 2008
They called and told me I had an internet listing for 2007 and I owed them $600.
Greg
 Apr 14th, 2008
this same nbr calls repeatedly-apparantly auto dialer program,because not always person on other end...
be extremely careful because these people sometimes obtain account information from on line magazine purchases and such...never give info even if they have some...insist on calling bank
...the effort is to get enough of your recorded voice to cobble together an authorization to withdraw funds from your bank (they use your recorded voice to authorize the withdrawal)
...repeated statements "i am calling my bank-i will call you back"
the key to the scheme is to get you to state some dollar amount, your name, and the word yes

they rerecord the call in the word order they need it and use it to withdraw funds from your bank...
leasa
 Mar 19th, 2008
This number is calling here on a daily basis between 10:30 am and 2pm, no one is ever on the other line.
I was reading some of the comments here, and the way this sounds to me is something like some is provoking people to call back this number so they can get your caller ID.
Now my thought was this: What if your phone is connected to your Computer and Internet? Would it be possible that some type of hackers could actually steal your ISDN Number, or plant viruses in your computer?

After reading the comments on here it surely has nothing to do with some Yellow Pages Scam, rather than trying to collect people's phone numbers. They possibly had to stop being fake Yellow Pages Representatives as for some people may have wanted to sign up for it, and they could not deliver.

My suggestion is to REFRAIN FROM CALLING THEM BACK! Just simply ignore the phone call, yet keep reporting them and make it public on various web pages as much as you can. Maybe someone wants to address this number to a TV News Channel, so more people are being made alert about it.
Do you know someone at a News Station (a reporter) that might be interested to investigate and broadcast this?
Make it public, so it can stop!
Anne
 Mar 18th, 2008
Hung ups everytime. Don't know who or what but calls come everyday and at all hours on my cell phone. tried to call back to ask to be removed, but got nothing???
AJ
 Feb 26th, 2008
Why the hell is this still going on? Almost a year now people have been commenting someone needs to get these FUCKERS. This is bullshit, why doesn't the government get these FUCKS.
Kris
 Oct 11th, 2007
LOL! I actually look forward to these people calling me. I've asked them repeatedly to stop calling but the continue. I think of it like this...you ever have one of those days when you boss nags so much you feel like you're gonna explode? Well go ahead wait till they call! That's what I do plus its super funny! This one time the guy named John called and said that he had money for me and that he needed my account number. I said, "About time! You know baby Tyrone has been walking around with no pampers because your sorry @ss hasn't sent any money! Plus I don't appreciate you giving me an STD and then taking off like that!" The guy is lost for words!! Then he tries to deny he is the same John and I tell him that I know John and if he don't start picking Tyrone up on the weekends so I can go shake my @ss then we going to child support court! He gets so frustrated because I won't back off he just hangs up! It is hilarious! You should try it!
tcoulte
 Oct 01st, 2007
This # called for a collections call for a person who has not had this # for over 2 years.
Robin
 Sep 25th, 2007
Whoever this number belongs to calls three to four times a day. I never answer and never will....so keep on calling idiot!!!
Jeremy
 Sep 17th, 2007
They said money had been taken out of my bank account, even knew my banks name, I hung up on them.
Eula Ward
 Aug 20th, 2007
this number has been calling of and on for 3 months i told once that the person doesnt live here and thay they have the wrong number and they keep calling. even when i answer and say hello they wont say nothing for a long time. so i just let it go to voicemail i figure if its important they would leave a message and they dont.
coco
 Aug 19th, 2007
They've called my home three times this month, claiming to be a Mortgage Lender offering a lower rate according to the files receive from "A BANK"? When asked who they receive the info from, they named off banks that I don't even have a Mortgage with. Then asked me who I have a mortgage with, I then said you have my file right? YES, then why are you asking?? Hangs up..

Beware...and ask them questions, you should NOT be giving them info when they tell you they were given the info..

I have selective blocking from my phone company and have added this number to it..
CLint
 Jul 20th, 2007
Getting repeated calls from this number since getting new phone number Sept 2006. Always ask for "Francis" and never respond to requests to delete my number from their records. Hang up before I can make request to be added to Master Do Not Call list as provided in 1996 Federal Telecommunications Act.
MKBusher
 Jul 04th, 2007
lol ok guys they are not tellemarketers they are youre tax dollars at work all 47 of us are terrorist in there book fact none of us are happy with our country fact 911 was a inside job FACT
matthew craig
 May 22nd, 2007
Bill had a great idea.

Call PAETEC @800-978-7532

Report the 716-566-9598 has harassing your phone and they will take action. If enough people report them they can take legal action against these people.

Thanks Bill
Nicki
 May 08th, 2007
I called the number back and I get the message that the number dialed is not in service.
KB
 May 08th, 2007
I get at least 2 calls a day from this number and when I answer, they say nothing and then it disconnects. I call back from a land line and it says that the number has been disconnected....HOW in the world are they calling if the number is disconnected????
Tracie
 May 02nd, 2007
Inbound displayed number only, no one answered line when I picked up. Called May 1, 20007; approx 12:30 PM; Sacramento, CA area.
MKW
 May 01st, 2007
i got a call from these people one day and this girl on the other end was rude she cussed at me and everything. then another time this guy was on the other line and i asked who it was and they said that they were my babies daddy!! i was so mad but i didn't even have time to say anything cause he had hung up. i want this to stop
stephanie
 Apr 29th, 2007
Called asking for personal info many times. Luckily I have SunRocket so I can block them from ever calling me again.
me
 Apr 25th, 2007
Call regarding my checkings acct had my address but no acct info want acct info lady sound like hispanic when I began to question her she hung up
Carmen
 Apr 24th, 2007
the said nothing on the phone but called twice....
joy
 Apr 12th, 2007
Same shit here...
tim
 Apr 12th, 2007
i didn't know who they were so i asked to be taken off their calling list. they said they were not telemarketers but a claim department. they wanted to know about a fraudulent claim of some sort. when i questioned them more they hung up.
j
 Apr 04th, 2007
This guy just called me about 5 minutes ago and told me he had $840 dollars to credit me for. This guy said his headquarters is in vermont. he is from privacy management. 1-800-949-8648
i said i changed address and he hung up
Michael z
 Apr 02nd, 2007
I have been getting calls from this number since about October 2006. The very first time I intercepted the call, the person on the other hand was female and claimed she was doing fraudulent investigative work re: my account. When I asked for her identity and her location, she hung up.
mmoua
 Mar 26th, 2007
Has anyone called the police on these guys? They have my Bank Info - I don't know how they got it.
Tyson
 Mar 23rd, 2007
same thing- calling my work cell phone, refusing to identify themselves. i've tried calling back- just get a message saying the inbox is full or else it's just busy. i hate these people!
christie
 Mar 21st, 2007
This number is calling my CELLphone 1-3 times per day and just hangs up. When i try to call the number back i get a ""Sorry this mailbox is full and cannot accept any new messages" And it hangs up. I have been advised from my cell phone company to register on the donotcall.gov and I have 2 more weeks before I can report. They are causing my cell phone bill to go up!!!!!
Kelli
 Mar 19th, 2007
I got a new phone number when I switched providers and recieve calls from this numbers 1 or two a day for last 2 months. No one ever answers.
Richard
 Mar 13th, 2007
This number has called 3 times today. When I answer they hang up. Im sure they are expecting my father to answer. He is 82. These people should burn in their own special little hell. BTW if 7165669598 reads this we know where you are and you are dead you scum. we tracked the call. Run you POS.
steve
 Mar 09th, 2007
called multiple times at all hours. Did not answer--they never leae a message.
KM
 Mar 08th, 2007
I recieved a call 03/01/07 then again 03/06/07. I did some investigation by calling patec communications. They told me it was not there number. I have tried to research and find who is the correct provider to no avail. I then called the FTC. and filed a complaint. They wanted bank account info and stated there were fraud charges on my account. I refused but beware some people may give in to temptation. Thanks Chris Frost
pccrypt.com
 Mar 06th, 2007
These guys are scaming people, beware of what you tell them. Call the provider and it is PAETEC and the phone nuber is 800-978-7532. If enough people complain this phone company should do somthing about it.
bill
 Mar 03rd, 2007
This asshole calls my company cell phone 1-3 times a day for the last year, I have been nice and asked to not call anymore. They still did, I have told them that the person they are calling for (which is me ) is dead, they still call. I have asked to speak to a manager they wont let me, I have told them that I am filing a harrassment charge on the company and a personal one on him and u guessed it they still call. I have had it with this waste of space muther f&*%er. I WILL PRESS CHARGES and I will prosue a lawsuit againt him as well.
roxi
 Feb 27th, 2007
This number is calling my CELLphone 1-3 times per day and jsut hangs up. When i try to call the number back i get a ""Sorry this mailbox is full and cannot accept any new messages" ANd it hangs up.
Psxsage
 Feb 27th, 2007
THEY CALL ME EVERYDAY AND TELL ME ABOUT FRAUDULENT CHARGES ON A ACCOUNT I DONT HAVE. I ASKED HIM NICELY TO TAKE MY NUMBER OFF AND HE SAID "NO I CANT BITCH" . SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GET THIS TO STOP!
KETURAH
 Feb 16th, 2007
I had two calls today of all days, Valentin's Day. The woman asked to speak to my fiance by name and when I told her that I was his fiance and that he wasn't here she started going off saying that she was dating him and that I should stay away from her man. she also called back the second time and left a message on my phone reitterating the fact that I should stay away from him and that there was no way that I was his fiance.
Michelle
 Feb 14th, 2007
My parents have received calls from this number for 3 straight days (in the evening). When they answer a voice says "you have an incoming call". Only one time did they hear a man's voice.
peg
 Feb 12th, 2007
I have been receiving calls from this number for months. At least once a day. When I call the number back, the operator says please check your number. I have been informed from by my phone company. To register on Do not call.gov. Every time you get a call from that number you can report it to them.
apr4god
 Feb 12th, 2007
This person had my bank acct info, my residence, and of course my phone number. He said he had money that was taken from me by fraud, and that if i didnt claim it that he would just donate it to the local V.A. When I asked him to just send me the check, and I would endorse the $807.oo check he asked me if I was on drugs, and hung up. The 800 number he gave me was to a dating service. I would love to find him and let him try this scam in person....Sorry, lazy bastard.
ac
 Feb 08th, 2007
Called many times last few days. Have not picked up--no message.
KM
 Feb 08th, 2007
This number tried to sell me Fraud protection on my account. I decline they continue to harrass by having different agents call my phone. One agent told me to f myself.
S Floyd
 Feb 06th, 2007
These phone calls are attempts to steal your personal credit card info.
Susan
 Jan 25th, 2007
I called the number back and I get the loud 3 tones and the message that the number dialed is not in service.
Kjor
 Jan 25th, 2007
This number has been calling this house for the last 2-3 weeks and it's annoying. My mother lives at this house and works every day thus not able to answer. Every time they called, I wasnt there. I suspect frauluant schemes to phish out acct info.
HDH
 Jan 25th, 2007
Have called several times. Dead line each time I pick up.
11:06am, 1/25/07
Ted
 Jan 25th, 2007
This number calls me everyday no matter what time of day or night. They don't say anything when I say hello. When I say nothing, they say nothing the call just sits for a few seconds then it disconnects. Something needs to be done to make this stop.
Jacqueline
 Jan 25th, 2007
My computer block any calls that is computer automated, private calls or Out of Area, so I did not even hear the ring until I check my computer screen.
Scott
 Jan 24th, 2007
i told them to take my number off and they hang up..they are frauds
keturah
 Jan 24th, 2007
this #has called everyday .
if you live in va. this #to get more help 1-804-786-2071.and go on line to don't call.gov. call your bank.
patty
 Jan 24th, 2007
asking for bank information stating they have lost money that belongs to me and that some sort of fraud was done regarding my account. They said that in order to clear it up they needed my banking information. I told her that if they're telling me that fraud was done on my account then they know my banking information. They hung up.
J. ROBINSON
 Jan 24th, 2007
I just sent a message about my 87 yr old Mother being harassed by this #. I did come up with the it being from a lan-line in Niagra Falls, NY (Buffalo) with service thru Paetec Communications
Kirk
 Jan 23rd, 2007
This thief called my 87 yr old mother, told her he had money that belonged to her but needed her most recent & accurate acct. info. She told him she was ill but he continued to hound her! Harass an ill, elderly lady, I don't think so!
Kirk
 Jan 23rd, 2007
They call me almost everyday on my cell phone. I recognize their # 716-566-9598. So I don't pick up. Today I was fed up with them violating my privacy, so I answered the phone at around 10:35 am Eastern Time. I didn't say a single word for 2 seconds, so they spoke and said " Is (my name) home?". I replied " whose this?, and then "Hello". Thats when they hung up. This kind of harassment violates my privacy as a law abiding citizen and people like that need to be prosecuted.
F T
 Jan 23rd, 2007
i got this called #17165669598 for about 10 times in a couple day. i wonder who the hack is these guy. they did not say anything and wait until i said "Hallo", then it turned off. if i did not say anything, the minute kept going. Please find out who is this guy viloating my privacy rights.
whoknow
 Jan 15th, 2007
something about fraudulant charges and wanted account info
anthony
 Jan 12th, 2007
it was regarding fraudulant charges to my account. had my address, but no account specifics. wanted account info.
donald
 Jan 09th, 2007
5th call today. they do not respond to "fuck off" "quit calling" so i've resolved myself to let it go to my answering machine.
heather
 Jan 09th, 2007
This number has called three times a day for a week and when you pick up there is no one there.
r hinde
 Dec 14th, 2006

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