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Regarding 2006-10-10 18:45:39 UTCMK
> I have a call screening device that I have set to block all
> toll free calls and any other call of my choosing. I can even
> choose to have only callers on my approved list to ring my
> phone. Lovely!!!
I've been wanting something like that for years. Anyone who knows
where to get such a device, please post the information here.
Alternately I'd like a device that can be programmed with phone
numbers I already know about, and anyone else who knows a secret
code, to ring, but all other calls coming in do *not* ring but
instead pick up the call silently and play an outgoing message
telling how they can contact me over the InterNet to negotiate
permission to get white-listed to call my phone. Anybody know
anything that will ring my phone *only* for people whom I've
specially permitted somehow?

For this specific church-telemarketer, I have an additional idea:
Find out where these churches are that are being telemarketed,
and go there and totally disrupt the service, denouncing the
people in charge of the church who used donations not for
legitimate religious purposes but to hire telemarketers to harass
thousands of people in their homes in an effort to get a few of
them to come join the church and donate more money to hire more
telemarketers to harass more people to get more money round and
round like a chainletter scam. Greed like that is surely a sin,
if there is any such thing as sin.
California
 Aug 25th, 2008
did not answer. no message. guess it's not important!
Colorado
 Jan 17th, 2008
I called the number and received the message that the number had been disconnected.
California
 Jan 09th, 2008
A computer calling with recording, "If you would like to hear about a great church in your area, please press 1 now." No option to stop them from calling again is offered. Why is FCC permitting this?!
Florida
 Jan 03rd, 2008
The bit of recording I heard was as others have reported: "an interesting new church in the area."
 Nov 21st, 2007
I was asked if I was interested in a new church in my area. I was asked to press # 1. When I pressed 1 it said that was an invalid action and hung up. I wonder what the scam is ???
Colorado
 Nov 13th, 2007
Someone called our home phone from this # every 10 minutes for several hours yesterday.
Tennessee
 Oct 26th, 2007
I am on the DNC list. This # called me this afternoon. I did not pick up. No message was left on my machine.

The caller ID listed the caller name as 'unavailable'
California
 Oct 02nd, 2007
Everyday they call, atleast twice. Tonight it was almost 9:00 pm.
 Sep 21st, 2007
*69 should this number. The recorded message said "If you would like to hear about an interesting new church coming to your area, press 1." Calling back the number resulted in "this number is not reachable from your area.
California
 Sep 20th, 2007
Just got my first call from this number - did not answer phone. I'm really getting sick and tired of these FUCKING morons calling my house. They can KISS MY ASS !!!!!!!!
FUCK THEM !!!!!!!!
New York
 Sep 17th, 2007
They are driving us crazy. They call 15-20/day. I'm reaching the point of having our number changed.
Pennsylvania
 Sep 13th, 2007
I don't think this seems right! Hope you didn't give information. I have them being checked out
Sue
 Sep 11th, 2007
Called this morning - my first time seeing this number. Reported to DNC - we'll see what happens now..I've been on the DNC for over a year and this is the first telemarketing call I've received.
Pennsylvania
 Aug 27th, 2007
Press 1 to hear about an exciting new church in ... your area! I'm sorry that's an invalid choice

Wow, getting into the good graces of god by associating with jerks that harass thy neighbor.
New York
 Aug 14th, 2007
This is a huge network of credit card scamers, I have been traking them for moths, they will claim to be several diferent places: here is a list of names they use; Kay bank, financial services, alied collections and international conections.

they work out of; Panama, costa rica, Florida, arizona, ontario canada, south korea and india.

here are some numbers I have from same network; 905-365-9795, 928-493-0402, 626-512-1229, 850-432-4878, 800-301-0117

give no information to these people, if called you must contact the authorites
Arizona
 Aug 10th, 2007
why do we get call blocking and still get these annoying calls
Pennsylvania
 Apr 19th, 2007
Here we go again. Got another call from these morons. It's New Mercy Community Church and the recording says the website is www.newmercy.net. F**king idiots.
 Apr 02nd, 2007
Calls every day around 1300. Filed a complaint.
Tennessee
 Feb 23rd, 2007
Ugh, they called again on 2-2-07 at 7:40pm and then yet again on 2-3-07 at 11:30am! >:(
HOW CAN WE STOP THESE PEOPLE FROM CALLING & HARASSING US?!??
Tennessee
 Feb 03rd, 2007
they called me on 1-31-07 at 3:17pm and again on 2-1-07 at 12:05pm
i didn't answer either time (they left no message) and the caller ID just read "TOLL FREE CALL"
Tennessee
 Feb 01st, 2007
I answered and got a recorded message saying: "If you would like to hear about an interesting new church coming to your area, press 1."

How did they get my number is what I want to know. I am not a religious individual and have no interest in hearing about their church. I'm on the Do Not Call Registry and nearly every charity org. that has called has kindly removed me from their lists. How do I get off this one?
Tennessee
 Jan 31st, 2007
This number calls morning, noon, and night. As late as 9:30pm. I really need to report them!
Maryland
 Jan 26th, 2007
Started calling three days ago. Now four calls and rising. The recorded message asks "If you would like to hear about an interesting new church coming to your area, press 1." No other info is passed along and there appears to be no way to STOP THESE IDIOTS!
Maryland
 Jan 26th, 2007
If you want to complain about calls showing this number, the RESPORG is PRIMETEL @ 888-774-6383. They are NOT friendly! The number is probably part of some scam operation.
 Jan 25th, 2007
IT HAS CALLED THE LAST 3 DAYS WHEN I ANSWER IT SAYS NOTHING, I SAY NOTHING, THEN IT HANGS UP! IF YOU CALL THE NUMBER BACK FROM MY AREA I GET A NON COMPLETION RECORDING THAT IT CAN'T COMPLETE THE CALL FROM MY CALLING AREA. I TRIED THE LD CARRIER FOR THE NUMBER BUT SO FAR THEY JUST TAKE MESSAGES NO HUMANS.
 Jan 24th, 2007
This is a hang up call ...8:25PM ... enough already
 Jan 22nd, 2007
Number says "Toll Free". Calls every day. Recording plays when answered
New Jersey
 Jan 14th, 2007
I keep posting the good news and 2 of you have emailed me for info. I got sick and tired of these calls late last year. The DNC list is bogus and does nothing.

I tried everything Bellsouth had to offer (very little, very expensive) and nothing worked. I Googled and Googled and soon found the Interceptor ID device. It looks just like a caller ID, hooks up the same way.

BUT, once you program this bad boy, the calls from these assholes disappear. The device ~Intercepts~ (clever, right?) them and forces the call to a dead-end port in the device. All your other calls come right through.

I had 5 "800" calls today. I never heard a phone ring and there are no messages. I know they called, it's a caller ID with memory.

I get to look at the day's "catch" and laugh my ass off at these guys. It's the best $100.00 I've ever spent. If you want to know more, drop me a note to my email, jimmyjoker at gmail dot com and I'll be happy to share some notes with you.

Jim
 Jan 08th, 2007
Like the others, very annoying! I thought we were free from religious persecution in this country.
Tennessee
 Oct 26th, 2006
Called 2006-10-10
Caller ID says Tollfree Number
I have a call screening device that I have set to block all toll free calls and any other call of my choosing. I can even choose to have only callers on my approved list to ring my phone. Lovely!!!
 Oct 10th, 2006
they call up to four times a day. pressed one once as that is the only option and no there was nothing further. sometheing has to be done...!
New York
 Oct 07th, 2006
They call multiple times a day and started four days ago. I answered once and they had a recording that directed pressing "one" for more information about a new exciting church opening in my area. The use of a recording and computer to dial multiple times is very annoying.
New York
 Oct 06th, 2006
"Church" trying to sell copies of "The Purpose-Driven Life". Someone needs to lose their tax-exempt status. I'm sure hell is full of telemarketers.
 Oct 05th, 2006
i've been getting two and three calls a day from this number! the one time i did pick up there was nothing on the other end.. i guess i hung up too soon
Kentucky
 Sep 30th, 2006
If you're on the do not call list then report these scumbags (www.donotcall.gov). The name in the recording I received is "New Mercy Community Church". Best match web site is www.newmercy.tv.
Kentucky
 Sep 28th, 2006
They call, but leave no message. Must not be important.
 Sep 27th, 2006
5:15 pm
Kentucky
 Sep 25th, 2006
They call me everyday too. Says "Out of Area". No message left on machine.
 Sep 13th, 2006
I get a phone call twice a day at least from this number. It's ridiculous!
Today I got calls from them at 10:42 a.m. AND 12:50 p.m.
Nevada
 Sep 09th, 2006
They called yesterday, and again today, saying "Press 1 for more information about a new church." Next time they call, I will press 1 for more information, call the church, and PROMISE legal action if they call again...
Delaware
 Sep 07th, 2006
3rd call (2nd again today!) same recorded msg. - activated msg. from "Love of Christ Church" 'selling' services and offering to mail information. Must have gotten phone number from my daughter who attended once.
Delaware
 Sep 07th, 2006
reported yesterday PM - they called again 10:01 AM today, I answered on 2nd ring = recorded msg.: "If you would like to hear about an interesting new church coming to your area, press 1."
Delaware
 Sep 06th, 2006
(800) 214-9349 called 09/04 @ approx. 1:51 PM "UNAVAILABLE"
no msg. & hung up. WhitePages.com Reverse Phone Lookup has NO info ???
Delaware
 Sep 05th, 2006
Every other day, whether morning, afternoon, or night, they call. They don't say anythingm they just hang up. It's getting really annoying.
California
 Aug 29th, 2006
Nearly everyday with out fail, a call from this co. End up either ignoring, or clicking on then off the phone to stop the ringing.
Tennessee
 Aug 28th, 2006
I get a phonecall nearly every day from this number. Annoying!
Missouri
 Aug 16th, 2006

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