I have been called many times by numerous "research" or telemarketing services and have discovered if you answer the phone. . ."________________Police Department, what is your emergency". The calls stop immediately!!
a man called saying it was a research call regarding radio stations in the area. i just said i listen to XM and they said thank you and hung up.
I have NEVER applied for Discover and i get them every day several times a day ...and no I'm not picking up
Not doing Discover right now. Doing cold calls for some phone related company trying to develop leads by having someone answer questions for a "survey". Forgot it. Maintain a personal "Do Not Call List" - it is called BLOCKING and it works great. No calls from BLOCKED number get through. Hey (800) 295-7193 call as often as you like as it will just keep ringing in your computer's ear with no answer - YOUR BLOCKED!
He's right, you guys checked the box yourselves that allowed Discover to make these calls to you. So, essentially, you apparently simple people told Discover, "Here's my phone number, go ahead and call me with things you're selling in the future!". Well, they're calling, and you morons forgot. Do you want to know the best way to get them to stop calling? PICK UP THE DAMN PHONE! They only need to here the words "not interested" and you're home free, never called again! You people are a joke. Instead of answering at least once to see what they want, you cry about the Do Not Call list that is apparently supposed to be a magical shield against any foreign phone calls. Jesus Christ people, use your brains!
Wow, you people are really hostile. I make those calls for a living and if you people had any sense you would listen for a second instead of being ignorant and in security of your 'do not call' programs you needlessly applied to. Answering Machines ARE the reason you get called multiple times in a row. The more you dodge the call the more calls you will get. And the 'do not call' list DOESN'T APPLY TO THIS because you YOURSELF applied to discover for a credit card and checked the box allowing you to be called for promotions. The DO NOT CALL list doesn't apply to you unless you actually say the words 'do not call'. Get off your high horse and open your ears for once, it's a good product.
SilentEcho Sep 06th, 2010
I called back, got a recording that it was a sales call or marketing research call.
This is a BS call and next time they call, I'm going to step outside and answer it. Two can play this game. I'm also on the DO NOT CALL list.
THIS NUMBER HAS CALLED ME ABOUT 15 DAYS IN THREE DAYS. I DON'T ANSWER MY CELL PHONE AT WORK. HOWEVER, AFTER BEING COMPLETELY ANNOYED, I CALLED THE NUMBER BACK. IT IS A RECORDING:
"YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED FOR MARKETING RESEARCH OR A SALES CALL"
i work here and its not a scam and its a simple call like any other call lol
RDI Marketing Svc, Oxford, OH 45056 Telemarketing Services
multiple calls, MANY blank 5-8 second voicemails with voices & noise heard in the background. when I finally answered the phone one time when I was home the person on the other end started their spiel about something fully telemarketer style....so then I queried the caller on why they were calling someone listed on the do not call registry, within 2 seconds they hung up on me. this is not the "discover card" as this site is saying it most likely is 1-800-295-7193 is definitely a telemarketing company (RDI research on my caller ID) as of 1-7-2009. file a complaint with the DNC registry, I just did.
THIS NUMBER CALLS 7 DAYS A WEEK EARY IN THE MORNING TILL ABOUT 9PM AWE NEVER ANSWER ANYMORE AND YET IT IS VERY ANNOYING!
VERY ANNOYED Mar 20th, 2008
It is funny, when they call I pick up and I hang up right away. They call right back, and I do the same. They wait a day or two and do it again.
Calling once a day I have been at work not able to call back
The caller asked to speak with my wife. I asked who he was. "Patrick," he said. I asked who he was with, and he hung up.
calls in the early am and ALL DAY LONG with no message left.
You can be REMOVED from their call list by calling RDI Marketing Services (rdimarketing.com) directly at: 513.984.5927.
Their main number is: 800.388.7636
Received several phone cals from this number, when I answered they hung up. I am on do not call registry.
Number called-didn't leave any message
have been called 2 and 3 times a day. getting tired of it
How do I get these people to stop calling?????
called several times although we are on the national "do not call" registry. did not talk, just hung up, and number would not accept call back
Yesterday after receiving yet another call from this number I called the FTC customer help line yesterday to complain about how often this number calls and that no one is ever on the other end. They took my complaint but I don't know if they will do anything about it.
Also, the other day I was searching online and found recordings of different phone company error messages. So I copied the message you get when a phone number has been disconnected. When this number called yesterday I picked up the phone and played a recorded version of the disconnect phone message and then hung up. So far they haven't called back.
I have been receiving this call periodically. I never picked up since it is unknown
This number has been calling everyday for the past 3 months, even Sat and Sundays, sometimes more than once! I never answer and no message is left on the answering machine. How can this be stopped???
I was very annoyed because I finally was home when they called and they asked for my husband. I told them he wasn't available but could I help them and they hung up on me before I got any of it out.
I get calls just about everyday from this phone number. No message, just "dead air" and then a hangup when I have tried to tell whomever is calling to quit calling. This very annoying!!!
I've received 23 calls this month. In TEXAS, it is against the law to harass folks via telephone. I have contacted my local county attorney and asked them to consider filing this criminal complaint against the company. I have recorded rude, obnoxious behavior, and hope to set a precedent here. Wish me luck.
Here is the section of the statute I am using: "Causes the telephone of another to ring repeatedly or makes repeated telephone communications anonymously or in a manner reasonably likely to harass, ANNOY, alarm, abuse, torment, embarrass, or offend another."
Got a call from this #. Didn't answer "out of area"
call said "unavailable".No one was on line.wassup wit dat?
Too many unk. calls from this #
the 7193# called agian,asked for my daughter something about her eye glasses,i told her i would let her know and asked for a # for her to call back,the girl on the other end said she would call back later,hmmm i *69 the number it was the 7193 #
I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize, but it is awfully annoying when they call so much.
I've been called about 3 times a day for the last month by this number. The few times I answer, no one is there.
Obviously a phone solicitor. Told them to take my name off their list before they even got started... And my number is supposed to be on the National do not call list??????? Can't anyone do anything about them?
A constant pester. I do not answer and the phone stops ringing after three rings. I presume that's so that the answering machine won't pick up. A nuisance.
jay effgee Jul 13th, 2007
I just star 67'd the number and a recording states I have been contacted for a marketing survey or sales call. Anytime I have tried to answer, there is noone on the other end so I hang up. I don't know how they stay in business if they don't speak to anyone
Received 8 calls from this number in the past 11 days, but I haven't picked it up. My outgoing voicemail message has the "error" ring tone as the first thing you hear, so hopefully this will knock my number off their list.
Very persistant- I don't answer it either, but they have called 4 times in 24 hours.
I have received several phone calls from this number but no message. Whoever it is has called at least 2 times a day for a few weeks.
The number calls daily and no one is on the line it hangs up after 30 seconds.
I just started getting these calls this week. While I'm glad this web page is here and documenting so many people as disgusted as I am, I am even more frustrated to see that this has been going on for over a year. If the company is known (even keeping the same number) and being reported, why can't anyone do something about this?
no one there..says toll free call on id..so far they've called twice in 30 mins.
Called and asked for head female of the household.
You have been contacted for a marketing or research call... Is the message I received when I called their 800 number because I have been receiving 2 to 3 calls a day from them... Which I have been ignoring.
They will not stop calling me. They now call right back right after I scream at them on the phone. This was almost 10 p.m.
they won't stop calling. i keep emailing them and telling them to stop.
Calls from this number everyday for the past week - sometimes twice a day. No one is there when I've answered. Filed a complaint with the Do Not Call Registry.
How great is this Web site!
I have been getting calls from this number for about 2 weeks now. My husband has made the mistake of picking up a few times, but the person on the other end says nothing. I think this number is related to the other two calls I'm getting now: 801-270-5983
(Roger Neal) and 954-689-7681
I received this call today but no message was left. I thought something might be up because I have been receiving calls from 800-295-7193
. This number keeps calling and says nothing when my husband answers the phone. It's a scam!
called three times from 5pm to 9pm est. 6/5/2007 Leaves no messages. Comes up out-of-area.
my phone rings, my caller ID shows this number, I answer the phone, nothing - no one there, nothing?
I dialed *67 (to block my phone number then the 800 number and it says "you have been contacted for marketing research or a sales call" Then it just keeps repeating sentence.
I called it and it plays a message saying, "You have been contacted for marketing research or a sales call."
A. Maggard Jun 05th, 2007
I got a call from this number to my home phone while I was away. I tried to dial it and it says I was contacted for a research or sales call.
I'm glad I googled this number. I thought I was the only one who had this problem. This number keeps calling between 6-10 times a day. judging from the earliest comment, 6/20/06 this has been going on for far to long. I think by mid-may 2007 someone needs be 1.) fined, 2.)in jail or 3.) disconnected. Preferably all of the above.
These people call day and night calling themselves Discover Card.If an answering machine picks up the call,they dont leave a message.Discover Card should contact these scammers and shut the operation down.
Caller stated they were from a local radio station verifying information for a contest I had entered to win a Suburban. I confirmed my name when they first called because I was working and grabbed the phone without thinking.... But confirmed nothing else as I have entered no contests and it was a radio station I would not even be likely to listen to by accident.
I have my number on no call list but I get about 3 calls per day. I tried answering once but they hung up. Last 2 weeks this has been going on.
Emma Young May 22nd, 2007
Calls several times a day and leaves no message.
My guess is that they are autodialing and tracking what *time* someone answers the phone to determine the best time to call for future solicitations. Theyve been calling 6-8 times a day for over a week now.
this number has called 18 times this month ??
Called this number back and the recording said that I was being contacted either for a sales promotion or marketing research but then it cuts off as if switching and then goes dead. No name of the company is mentioned. How do these telemarketers get away with this. It is very annoying.
We are phoned several times a day--for several weeks now. They never leave a message, and there's no one there when we pick up.
These assholes are calling numbers listed for a long time now on the "do not call" list. If you call the number back you only get a message and then line hangs up, you never get to talk to anyone to tell them to never call again.
these creeps are annoying and persistent and obviously involved in some scam- they call anytime of the day and night- what a pain..
This number along with several others 704-795-1235
continue to call and every time I answer, they are looking for my wife. They sound from a foreign country. I finally got a response other than click from the last one and it was about a pre approved CC.
James Lamonds May 11th, 2007
They said they were Discover. I previously read about this number on this site, so I told the caller they were lying! I contacted Discover and told them about this phone number and closed my account. Too bad for me and them. I couldn't risk a chance of identity thief. I told Discover to do the leg work and find out who this 800 number belongs too. I did my part. I'm only the little guy. Let Discover go after these morons. Also registered 800-295-7194
I have been getting several calls each day from this number. When I pick it up and say hello the caller hangs up. I went one step further and I filed a complaint on the DO NOT CALL Web Page....
They called 4 times when I finally picked up, they asked for my wife. When I told them she was not home, they hung up
I'm confused. I keep getting harassed by this number - she told me they are selling identity theft protection for Discover Card, but I don't know. I called Discover and they said it was a marketing service and probably shouldn't give out information...and i WON'T..so, Stop harassing me on my cell phone!!!!!!
I received a blank call today (sunday), went to your service, and found Discovercard is one of apparently many companies used this telemarketing company. I called Discovercard, complained to them, and they said they "are working on this". I pointed out this creates a bad reputation for them, and FEWER people will buy their product if they continue to support companies like this who violate Federal and State laws.
The next time calls like this come thru, call the company who hires these firms, and complain to them.
I received a call from this number at 9:00 at night. I did not answer it and the phone kept on ringing and ringing and ringing. I am thisclose to reporting it the FBI because I am on a DNC list.
They conveniently wait until dinnertime and call 4 times within a 30 minute period. There should be a do-not-call list...hey wait, there IS a do-not-call list - and I'm on it! So what happened?
Don Arnold May 04th, 2007
I picked up on the 3rd ring and said hello. No one answered, I said hello again. Still no response and I hung up
These jackasses call 2 or 3 times every friggin day.
People getting those 800 295 7193........
It's Discovercard and they are asking you to buy identity theft coverage. They only speak to men, when they speak at all. They hang up on women and answering machines. You can register a complaint against them.
I get called by this number every day between 1 an 2 pm and again between 9 pm and 11 pm and there is no one there. When I call back the number I only get "you have been contacted for market research or a sales call" this has gone on for three weeks now.
Each time a different person and we ask for them not to call again. They have called every day. How can we stop this annoyance?
Calls me every night, no one there. I stopped answering the calls.
I'm located in South Florida. I just want to know how to stop them.
I have received many calls from these folks. I googled there number and I get: LLC at Credit Protection Plus, I also called the 800 number and I reach a companies voice mail. They are a company that sells insurance if you become ill-they called yesterday and tried to sighn us up for their services. I told them we were not interested. I think their auto-dialer is left on sometimes and therefore calls and no one on the other line to throw their sales pitch.
This number shows up on my caller ID at least 4 to 5 times a day. When I pick up the phone, I hear background noise. I say hello and no says anything back. I try to call the same number but all I get is an automated voice and then it hangs up.
I file a Do Not Call complaint each time they call. I just completed 5 complaints covering yesterday and this morning. If they get thousands of complaints maybe they will get the message.
Recieved call from them, i answered and guy on other line said he could get in the pad lock in less than 5 min. could this be a repo comp or someone trying to rob someone
Identified themselves as KMLE Camel Country. Refused to remove my number even after I stated that it was on the DO NOT CALL list. Called number back to get recording about a sales or marketing call and then disconnects
said they were a radio station, then they hung up.
Fred Weinberg Apr 23rd, 2007
8 Calls in a row - same story as everyone else. I need to block the idiot.
Whoever it is has called daily for the last few days and just today, every five minutes for the last hour! I called back and got the "marketing research or sales call" message. I tried the posted suggestion of hitting the 6 or 7 key several times as soon as I answered the call...well it's been over 10 minutes and no more calls. I entered 666...maybe that freaked THEM out!
Orlando FL Apr 21st, 2007
No answe.. either someone has too much time on their hands or the computer needs turning off
I'm getting the same thing as everybody else. They have called twice a day for the last 3 days. I tried to call it back to tell them we are on the national Do Not Call list and to leave us alone, but all I got was the "sales call or market research" message.
This number has called me for about a month, several times a day, just about everyday and no one speaks. It hangs up when either my answering machine or I pick up the call
Got a call from this number today at 12 noon. A female voice asked "Is Jared available?" I said: "You've got the wrong number". I could hear lots of voices in the back ground. I tried to call back to see who it was, and it just says "you've been contacted by a market research or sales call". My phone number and our cell phone numbers are on the "Do not call list".
Call from Fabio... he knew my profession. Anyway, it's clearly a recording
101.5 FM, or so they say. No fewer than two calls a day. Getting sick of these idiots.
This number calls me at least twice a day and then hangs up when sent to voicemail. When called back I get a message that it was a survey or sales call. It is very, very annoying.
me, too. caller id says TOLL FREE CALL same as 800-242-6806
This number is calling my home now 3 times a day. When I pick up I hear music, no person.