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Called at 4:33 PM 12/11/08. Left no msg. Caller ID'd as "Florida."

Googled it and found this and many other reports/complaints about the "automobile warranty about to expire" scam attempts.

I've gotten at least 25 calls from at least 13 different numbers, almost all of which caller ID as "Florida" since December of 2007.

Here are the numbers (in order of use):

850-433-1850
850-638-9224
305-672-6663
321-504-7429
321-729-9349
386-738-4001
863-467-8918
772-978-0477
1 305-362-5314
1 305-408-6643
1 850-230-8870
1 850-626-1361
1 407 251-6572

A new number shows up about each month. They're "spoofing" caller ID, and and the phone numbers. They're also obviously changing to "new" numbers to avoid detection & countermeasures. Such as "Blocked Caller" lists.

I'm sharing this info with my Maryland Attorney General's Office and a major local TV outlet (WBAL-TV 11, Baltimore). As a result of a WBAL-TV investigative report on these "Florida" phone scammers, the OAG has promised an aggressive investigation to find and prosecute them ... and - to coordinate efforts with other states's AG's.

So - FILE FORMAL COMPLAINTS WITH YOUR RESPECTIVE STATES'S ATTORNEYS GENERAL OFFICES and share this information with them.
Shenanigan
 Dec 12th, 2008
Recent activity from this group:
626-207-9193 Costa Rica Call (11/17/08) Didn't answer. Pressed re-dial and a recording stated " your call cannot be completed as dialed.."
386-736-8732 Deland FL (10/31/08) Didn't answer. Pressed re-dial and a recording stated " your call cannot be completed as dialed..."
386-409-3699 Call Center FL (10/17/08) Didn't answer. Pressed re-dial and a recorded message stated that this "Number has been disconnected".
772-978-0477 Endres, H & L (10/2/08) Recorded message stated that they had an "Urgent Message regarding my account..."
062-220-8161 Unknown name (09/17/08) Got a phone call from this number. Did not answer. I called back a few minutes later and an answering machine informed me that I needed "my Sprint Calling Card number" to complete the transaction. I just called again, curiosity, and a male recorded voice informed me that I needed to add a 1 and a 0 before the number, as the number had changed.
rock
 Nov 18th, 2008
I'm getting sick of these calls. It is a recorded message that starts off with "Do Not be alarmed...." I hang up each time, and tried to call them to complain, but a recording came on that said they do not take incoming calls
Jessica
 Nov 11th, 2008
Don't be alarmed but our records show your electric service is about to be shut off. Press 1 now to speak to a representative. This was the recorded message. This constitutes wire fraud and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
blank
 Nov 10th, 2008
I have receieved a couple of calls from these morons also and when i called it back,the response was that this # doesn't receive incoming calls.After reading some of what you all wrote and especially about the disabled person i decided to see what i could do so i called my phone company Charter communications.She gave me two pointers.I could call the better business bureau and report the # which would be nice if we all did that and maybe get rid of these scum bags and also with Charter if i hit *60,i can punch in any # and it won't allow that caller to call my phine.I figure most phone companies have a similar service so call your phone company.I hope this helps...
dave
 Nov 10th, 2008
I do not answer phone if I don't know who is calling. A waste of companies time and money calling. Many calls from different numbers for people that share my last name and first initial. If they did their homework they would find I am not those people. I love caller ID and wouldn't be without it.
cgs
 Nov 07th, 2008
Local Vero Beach PD claims they can't do anything about it.
AT&T - the ones providing a landline to these A-Holes claimed they couldn't do anything about their own customer abusing their service. Claimed I had to ask my cell provider to block the call. (TMOBILE claims it can't block numbers!) No response from FTC - Do Not Call.

The only ones that responded in a helpful matter was the FLA Atty Gen'l office, here's an exerpt where they referred me to report it elsewhere:
>>
office focuses its enforcement efforts on business practices by companies which harm numerous consumers in more than one judicial circuit. We use complaints to develop information about patterns
of business activity which may indicate the need for formal investigation
or action by our office to protect the broad public interest.

Based on the information provided in your email, it appears that the
appropriate agency to review your concerns is the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Consumer Services (DACS).
The DACS registers non-exempt telemarketers and administers provisions of
the Florida Telephone Solicitation Act which includes the State's No Sales
Solicitation List. For further information about telemarketing regulations
or to file a complaint over the internet, please visit DACS's website:
http://www.800helpfla.com/

You may also contact DACS at:
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Consumer Services
2005 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Telephone: 850-488-2221
KT
 Oct 27th, 2008
Continouous hang up calls. I have reported them to the FCC, FTC, and the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY. Suggest all do the same so that we can rid the world of these criminals.
Juan Rodriguez
 Oct 24th, 2008
they didnt say anything
no way
 Oct 22nd, 2008
Go to the do not call registry and report it, then legal action can be taken against these people!
samantha
 Oct 22nd, 2008
I didn't mention it above but H & L Endres' address is outside the city limits of Vero Beach, FL. As best I can tell, the appropriate jurisdiction for complaints is Indian River County or the State of Florida. Ironically, Indian River's county seat is Vero Beach. Note that it is possible that the caller I.D. is faked and the calls aren't coming from Harry Endres (age 76).
Marv
 Oct 22nd, 2008
Reported to DONOTCALL.gov, FLA State Attorney General & Vero Beach, FL police dept. ATT/BellSouth (the service provider) would not let me file a complaint, only told me to have MY service provider block the #!

For months, I'm constantly being called by robotic messages giving me incessant "FINAL" warnings. This is to my private landline (on DONOTCALL list for years) and then around May it became my personal cell # (also registered on DONOTCALL).

One of the message says "don't be alarmed, this is your final warning, interest rates are going up, today is your final day to...."
I have repeatedly pressed the # indicated on their message that asks to be removed from their call list.
Several times I've pressed the "interested" option and pretended to be interested in order to get a company name.
After failing to get any useful information I have explained I'm on the DONOTCALL list & I file a complaint on each call. (unfortunately, most calls come from "unknown"/ "blank" phone #s).

Today, at 9:36amPST the same "don't be alarmed, this is your final warning, interest rates....' ROBOCALL...
This time I tried calling the # back after hanging up on it. The call would not go through and I got an automated message telling me that the phone # is "not in service to INCOMING calls".
I used a reverse phone look up to trace the call to a landline phone, provided by South Central Bell in Vero Beach, FL
http://www.whitepages.com/search/ReversePhone?full_phone=7729780477&localtime=survey
KT
 Oct 21st, 2008
A search indicates that H & L Endres live at 2205 53rd Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32966-2147 with phone 772-978-6444. L Endres has another number at that address, 772-978-6444. Perhaps they'd like to get a call from you at their home phone.
Marv
 Oct 21st, 2008
Precorded message started without my saying anything. "Don't be alarmed but this is your final notice for lower interest rates ..."
Marv
 Oct 21st, 2008
missed call, no message.
jm
 Oct 21st, 2008
Whats the use of being on the Don't Call List,If these Numbers keep calling. I'm sick of this crap.
mamarose3
 Oct 18th, 2008
On Oct. 13, 2008, at about 11:20 AM, I got a recorded message, something about credit. I've received similar calls in the past, and I've always hung up and reported them.
Dushan29
 Oct 15th, 2008
what is wrong with these fucking people, cant someone stop these assholes. what is going on in this world, what does it take to get these assholes to stop calling.
mary
 Oct 14th, 2008
I got a call from them on my cell phone. Here's what you do to get taken off their list (well, at least it worked for me) they say they are looking for Maria "we've been working with her for a few months trying to help her get her finances in order" Oh, really? Did Maria ok it for you to spill her personal biz all over gods country? "No, Ma'am we're looking for ther, and this is a contact # she left." No Maria here. "I'm sorry, I'll take your # out of our database. But since I have you on the phone, can I talk to you about refinancing your home/credit cards?" Nope, sorry, I pay for everything with cash. "Even your house?" Yep. Please take me off youe list. *click*
Tammy
 Oct 14th, 2008
This number call CONSTANTLY! They keep looking for someone who is not in my house. I can't seem to make it stop. Drives me nuts. Next stop will be the state police.
Lawrence
 Oct 14th, 2008
Caller ID HF&L Andres
Did not answer, no message left.

Area Code 772 - S. Central Florida: St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River counties
Homer
 Oct 14th, 2008
I'm tired of receveing "unknown" calls, or "anonymous" & even calls that have an idendity, but are telemarketers, or some sort of scammers.....how do I put a block on these calls. They started once we switched from our ocal phone company to Comcast.
s. launtz
 Oct 10th, 2008
I GOT A CALL FROM THAT NUMBER THIS MORNING.IT IS PRERECORDED FOR A WHILE THEN YOU WAIT FOR A REP TO COME ON. SOME LADY CAME ON (LINDSEY) AND IT HAD TO DO WITH GETTING COMBINED CREDIT AND WHEN I TOLD HER I AM ON THE DO NOT CALL LIST SHE ABRUPTLY HUNG UP.I HAVE REPORTED THE CALL TO THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY WHICH I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD DO,IT IS SUPER ANNOYING AND IF I WERE IN FLORIDA I'D GO OVER THERE AND KICK SOME YOU KNOW WHAT.
TOM KUBISHIN
 Oct 07th, 2008
They have called before and I ignored it. This time,same message: Urgent message, last time to lower your interest rate on your credit card. If interested press one. So I did, and actually got a person on the line. I immediately asked "Just what company do you represent!" They immediately hung up. Tried to call number back, recorded message said "This number does not receive incoming calls." I did look them up in a reverse search. They are located in Vero Beach, Florida around 10th Court. This is surely an illegal operation. I will report them to the National Do Not Call Center, since I have registered with them for years.
Candy
 Oct 06th, 2008
I reported the number to the "Nat'l do not call registry" as a complaint.
RPM
 Oct 06th, 2008
Same recording as everyone else, called every day for several weeks. I hit 1 to talk to a human being and when I said I was calling to talk to a human being, he hung up. Seems like a scam to get people to give financial info over the phone. Saying they would reduce my intereset rates on my loans & visa card.
Anonymous
 Oct 04th, 2008
772-978-0477 Endres, H & L (10/2/08) Recorded message stated that they had an "Urgent Message regarding my account..."
This is a new number from the phishing phone creeps! They will call again soon, with a different number, location, and sales pitch. It is probibly part of the "Heather" group. For more info on this, google "Stop Heather". This group has been in action for several years and nobody has been able to track them down, stop and prosecute them.
Contacting authorities, filing complaints and using a blow horn in the ear piece is useless against these yahoo's. I've tried everything... Nothing!
Rock
 Oct 02nd, 2008
I went online and found the location of these people as Vero Beach, FL.

I gave the info to the donotcall.gov website with a complaint.
Norm
 Oct 02nd, 2008
W received a call today from 1-772-978-0477 with Endres HF & L on our caller ID. Also received one from the number 1-954-566-3787 Fort Lauderdale, FL. Both saying it was our last chance to receive lower interest rates on my credit card. Lucky us, since the first call the power surge took our phone out. We had to buy a new one and it has "call block" on it. Telephones aren't cheap but we definitely will enjoy this feature. The caller will only receive a busy signal. Two down and more to come we're sure.
Anonymous
 Sep 30th, 2008
I DIDN'T ANSWER BUT THEY KEEP CALLING
VC
 Sep 29th, 2008
Hey... this is definitely a scam... check this out: H F & L Endres. Combine the L with endres..... pronounce it phoenetically: Home Finance & Lenders? Just a thought. Trust no one.
Fox Mulder
 Sep 26th, 2008
Do not take or return these calls! These guys may have access to our credit history. This may be an ID theft ring!
Keep an eye on your credit history. I am going to "WWW.annualcreditreport.com" right now!
ALY
 Sep 25th, 2008
I'm getting sick of these calls. It is a recorded message that starts off with "Do Not be alarmed...." I hang up each time, and tried to call them to complain, but a recording came on that said they do not take incoming calls. They call a couple times a week. I guess I will have to hook up my old Zapper machine to the phone again. This is inexcusable.
J. Hamer
 Sep 25th, 2008
Receiving daily calls from this number; shows HF&L Endres; return call attempts indicate the number is not available for "incoming calls." No idea who this is/what they want, but quite annoying.
Matt Mann
 Sep 24th, 2008
IT IS VERY ANNOYING , WHEN YOURE VERY SICK AND GET THESE AUTO DIAL CALLS YOU THINK MAY BE IMPORTANT AND TURN OUT TO BE JUNK!!ITS HARD TO GET TO THE PHONE WHEN YOPURE DISABLED. MY GRANDMOTHER DIED TRYING TO GET TO A PHONE TO ANSWER A SOLICITATION CALL IN 1987. SINCE THEN A LAW HAS BEEN PASSED DEEMING THESE CALLS ILLEGAL IN THIS STATE..VA!!!!
DISABLED IN VA.
 Sep 24th, 2008
Receiving daily calls from this number; shows HF&L Endres; return call attempts indicate the number is not available for "incoming calls." No idea who this is/what they want, but quite annoying.
Michelle
 Sep 24th, 2008
Pre-recorded call.
Anonymous
 Sep 22nd, 2008
Phone number will not except return calls......SCAMMERS
Oregon
 Sep 22nd, 2008
Called at least 2-3 times a week around 10am for the last four weeks. I hit 1 trying to connect with a person to tell them to FO as I'm on the donotcall.gov list, yet no answer or machine. Scammers definitely.
Luthien
 Sep 19th, 2008
there was just a blank screen on the caller ID, so I didn't answer. I thought that I saw something going around in an email that had this funky area code, so I wanted to check it out on the internet.
e.m.j.
 Sep 18th, 2008

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