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This call is likely a SCAM - one of the TONS of calls people are getting regarding solar energy, lower your energy bill, offer for free energy audit in your home. Caller ID says Karen Roebuck. What you see in your caller ID means nothing anymore. Scammers can put anything they want into the caller ID. Other phone numbers offering the same kind of energy offers: 813-324-6618 (spoofed #); 863-665-4948 (D. Manley in Caller ID and identifies as American Solar Energy); 813-865-1350; 813-788-5307 (scammers hi-jacked the phone number of a child care business); 850-583-4311; 727-544-3031 (Future Energy); 813-419-4687 (spoofed #); 407-205-1391; 305-442-8770; 727-733-3140 (American Solar Energy); 813-337-0077; 813-472-9580 ; (Alternative Solar Energy); 727-216-3238 (Lewis or Brian Beaston in caller ID, claims to be Future Energy) Don't pick up the phone
anonymous
 Jan 10th, 2015
The caller for this number, 727-544-3031, says the company is Future Energy. Future Energy is the same company that has been calling people over and over again for months from the phone number, 727-216-3238 with the now notorious character, Brian Beaston, about whom many have posted some disturbing information. The content of the calls from both phone numbers is the same: caller wants to give lower energy costs, energy audit in the home, purchase solar panels. And the caller says the same thing from both phone numbers: The Do Not Call list is a non- issue for these people because the call is a "courtesy" call and not a sales call. Something doesn't ring true about these people. Also, there is another set of numbers belonging to a company supposedly called Alternative Solutions. 813-324-6618 which is SPOOFED and 813-472-9580. The calls from these two numbers are identical in content to the 727 numbers. Contact for the 813 numbers was Mark Nicholls. Just sounds like a huge scam. Don't pick up the phone! And please do not allow these people into your homes.
anonymous
 Aug 26th, 2014
recent articles at better business bureau, scam busters dot com and the fiscal times dot com indicate that there is a new scam that telemarketers and scammes are using. They are now using the spoofed numbers of regular people.....anyone who has a telephone number, small local businesses, friends or neighbors of the targeted phone call. The articles also state that the scammers have figured out that householders will not pick up the phone if they have checked and determined that the number in the caller ID is spoofed. By using the phone numbers of regular people and regular businesses (there have already been reports of "florists", "childcare centers" and elderly people randomly calling lots of different householders. The scammers are hoping to trick the householder into picking up the phone. Another new scam according to the better business bureau is for the scammer to call the target phone number.....using the householder's own phone number in the caller ID. The idea is to pique the householder's curiousity (or shock them) into picking up the phone to see why their own phone number is displayed the caller ID. The BBB warns against picking up these calls, but if you do.....do not press any buttons if you get a recorded message instructing you to do so. If you missed the call, do not call the number back and do not give out any financial or personal identifying information to the supposed caller.
KH
 Jul 19th, 2014
caller wants personal information and info about our electric bill. from all the posts on this website and others, these people are SCAMMERS. Legitimate people do not need to use SPOOFED numbers. other phone numbers with the exact
same scam are: 727-216-3238 and 813-472-9580
joe
 Jun 25th, 2014
Did not leave message
J
 Apr 09th, 2014
Asked to speak to homeowner about getting solar power at no cost. This is the second such call within 6 months. I told them I'm on the do not call database, and again asked them to remove me from their list.
EU
 Mar 29th, 2014
after several rings i picked up - they didn't speak and now i regret answering UGH i hate solicitors...does anyone actually buy a service from a cold call...what a pain.
MGH
 Feb 04th, 2014
They claimed to be introducing a new solar energy program and wanted to ask me questions about my home to see if we qualify for this "free" program. I told her to take us off their list and never call again. I think it's a scam.
AEE
 Jan 30th, 2014
I didn't answer the phone and he didn't leave a message.
ddoriej
 Jan 24th, 2014
I don't answer this call. In fact I don't answer any unknown callers. Noticing this person is calling mostly women, per the online complaints so far. Perhaps he should be reported to the authorities.
Dee
 Jan 22nd, 2014
a strainge ring tone wherenthe phone ring once really long ring and then stop
alexandra
 Jan 21st, 2014
Using switchboard, I reverse looked up the number and it's registered to Brian Beaston. He lives at 13 Harbor Oaks Cir, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-2819 and was arrested twice in 2009. Once for drug possession, once for driving on a suspended license. I wouldn't recommend buying what he's selling.
Deb
 Jan 17th, 2014
I also have been receiving numerous calls from this #,says brian beaston
jack best
 Jan 13th, 2014
We've been getting about 8 calls a week from that # - 727-216-3238, ID Brian Beaston. A message is never left, & if I answer - he/they don't speak! I'd call this harassment - honestly - & it's been going on for over a month!
Mary
 Jan 10th, 2014
We've been getting about 8 calls a week from that # - 727-216-3238, ID Brian Beast on. A message is never left, & if I answer - he/the don't speak! I'd call this harassment - honestly - & it's been going on for over a month!
Mary
 Jan 10th, 2014
Received 2 calls yesterday and today. Did not pick up. No message. Caller ID says Lewis and 216-3238. Other phone watchdog websites have many reports from this number as well. Some report Brian Beaston and some report Lewis on the caller ID. Some call back and number is not in service and suspect Spoofed Number. Others say the caller has asked for homeowner and wants to come to house to evaluate their electric use. Sounds like a possible scam.
gem
 Jan 08th, 2014

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