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Telefund keeps 60% of your donations plus they will call you until you finally donate money. They are basically harassing people to donate money. Then after a month they will start to call you again to sign up for the monthly donation plan. In the last 2 years they have called me 1,783 times.
Everyone should pickup the phone when they call and then put them on speaker phone and then keep them on the phone until they hang up. If just a small percentage of people would do this the call centers will go out of business in a few weeks.
Arizona
 6days
This number has called me 3 times in the last 8 days. I'm not answering.
Illinois
 May 23rd, 2017
I get a call from this number at least once a week. I don't pick up and they don't leave a message. Really annoying
California
 May 08th, 2017
Keep getting stupid call from all over the country. We just hooked up our fax machine and that's what they get! Seems to be working because we're getting fewer annoying calls.
Pennsylvania
 May 04th, 2017
Constant calls, 2-3 times per week. The line drops a few seconds after I answer which I try not to do too often. I am on the No Call List, verified today.
jb
 May 21st, 2016
These people call 5 or 6 times a day, all hours, early and late. I am very tired of them. I don't answer because I do not want to respond to whatever they are selling.
 Sep 22nd, 2015
Their morning calls wake me up as I work nights. It's not unusual for them to call, then call again in twenty minutes. They have been calling almost evey day for a month! I never answer and won't answer. I resent this intrustion.
California
 Jun 17th, 2014
I have recieved at least 2-3 calls a day even on weekends.. i am extremely annoyed. I have called the number back numerous times to be put on the do not call list and it continues to tell me that the mailbox is full and to please call again later. Rediculous.
Michigan
 Mar 07th, 2014
Also, write to them at: W2@telefund.com Bomb their email and tell them to stop harassing you.
Rugrat
 Feb 15th, 2014
I hope all their charities go broke. These people are evil and I hope they all get a fatal disease.
Rugrat
 Feb 15th, 2014
Received a hangup call when I got home, no message. First time caller, but I'm familar with Telefund, a call center that specializes in fund raising for various charitable organizations. http://telefund.com/about.html That doesn't mean I'll answer the call!
Dee
 Feb 02nd, 2014
This caller keeps calling my home between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM every single night. The caller ID identifies them as TELEFUND, Inc. Is there any way to put a stop to these calls? I am already on the DO NOT CALL list and I have no idea how they got my phone number.
Nancy R.
 Nov 27th, 2013
Repeated call all hours of the day and night, do I need to change my phone Number?
T.Cross
 Nov 15th, 2013
Calling daily. Last week it was from a 213 number. Now they're using this one. Beyond annoying. Harassment.
lsm
 Oct 19th, 2013
I must say these idiots are persistent. Only telemarketer to call me on Labor Day, and only telemarketer to call on Sunday, the day before.I'm not going to answer their calls, but since they are frustrating so many people here, I will decree a curse: Telefund employee, may your privates be afflicted with severe psoriasis.
Brookdalepark
 Sep 03rd, 2013
Getting a call from this number every single day recently. Nobody ever picks up on the other end, and the other end always hangs up within several seconds.
Gordon
 Aug 22nd, 2013
It's the Human Rights Campaign. I finally answered after they called me 9 times.
Kelly
 Jun 11th, 2013
Scam
Gee
 May 17th, 2013
Called and asked if I was Wai, as soon as I said yes they hung up. Creepy.
Wai
 Feb 01st, 2013
Have been calling for several weeks. I haven't answered the phone. I have an unlisted phone number - none of the charities I have donated to have ever had my number or have ever called me on the phone. I would drop them if they called me.
Kathleen
 Jan 23rd, 2013
Tell them yourself to ''sop calling''. [sic]
It's not my job and not the job of any other reader to police your phone traffic. Your phone number is besides not magically revealed when you comment here.
Resident47
 Oct 20th, 2012
Tell these hackers to sop calling every day!!!!
Suns
 Oct 19th, 2012
Linda, you're asking too much if you expect a commercial fundraiser to get closed down, in spite of their highly annoying illegitimate tendencies. You won't get anywhere with verbal demands or keypresses anyway. Those boiler rooms all think you're willing to wait a whole month for calls to end and then weeks later get your number slapped back on the autodialer just in time for the next campaign.

As a commercial fundraiser, TeleFund is expected to honor an internal no-call list and add any number upon request. Break that order, the FTC declares, and ''the telemarketer may be subject to a fine of up to $16,000.'' They are also covered to a point by other regulations for telepests, so you can kvetch about abandoned calls, bot calls to mobile phones, and so on.

Linked below find the simple steps I took to rid myself of a major pain charity beggar by politely rubbing its face in federal laws. You will note that I never rely on verbal cease-communication demands.

901-881-9984) http://whocalled.us/lookup/901-881-9984
Resident47
 Aug 27th, 2012
Telefund calls and leaves messages on my cell phone every couple of days. Tonight I received a message at 8:52 p.m. I called the # back and got a voicemail saying if I wanted to opt out to leave my phone # as the message. The only problem was their mailbox was full! These calls have been going on and annoying prople for years. Why can't we get this "business" shut down?
Linda
 Aug 18th, 2012
As explained before in this thread, TeleFund places non-sales calls, thus is not covered by federal DNC. The following URL links to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site nearly begged everyone to read before you registered your numbers. See items 28 through 32.

Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm
Resident47
 Aug 03rd, 2012
I did not answer as I have only a cell phone and I am charged for all calls I answer. I am on a "do not call" list. They called several times yesterday and today.
Celia OKelley
 Aug 03rd, 2012
Telemarketer purportedly calling on behalf of the Democratic National Committee. I don't support any organization that wastes money on telemarketers and so I hung up.
Charlie
 Jul 12th, 2012
Answered the phone...the caller didn't speak up...and so I hung up.
Charlie
 Jul 06th, 2012
We have been getting 2 to 3 calls a day from this number. We have decided to not answer.
There is never a mesage left. It is annoying!
GZT
 Mar 15th, 2012
THey've called twice, don't leave a message. I called back and it said if I wanted my number taken off list to leave them my number on their voicemail. However, then it said voicemail was "full."
G from GA
 Feb 29th, 2012
These people call every day, at least once a day.
Ann
 Feb 18th, 2012
STOP CALLING!

I USE CALLER-ID AND WILL NEVER ANSWER YOUR CALL.
Jerry Lincecum
 Nov 04th, 2011
I've been getting this number calling me daily for over a week - dinner time, Sunday afternoon, all times of the day and evening. I ususally just pick the receiver up and instantly hang up. Guess I'll need to pull out my whistle and blow it back at them! I know I've told these guys (about six months ago) to remove my number but they're pretty persistent
Barbara
 Oct 17th, 2011
Political call center that does not offer a donation write off and keep a percentage of the donation for operating costs - looks to be a democratic party corporation . . . George Washington would be pretty pissed about the two party corporate system right now!!!
Daddy Jules
 Mar 15th, 2011
got two calls from them on 2/7/11 no message left, no caller id except the #
cdb
 Feb 09th, 2011
I am so glad that my VOIP provider allows me to blacklist phone numbers. After 1 or 2 calls, they go into the list and I never hear from them again.
Stephen
 Oct 26th, 2010
Caller said 'now you know what I went thru' and hung up. Caller ID said Telefund. :\
LF
 Aug 11th, 2010
claimed to be from the ACLU. I have never gave my number to the ACLU, I dont know how they got it.
russ
 Aug 05th, 2010
Called my number twice today. Persistent little cuss. Leaves no message and I refuse to answer these unsolicited calls and would never call their numbers considering the level of phone fraud occurring these days.
DragonMaster
 Jul 22nd, 2010
This number has called my phone at least 1-2 times every day for the past few weeks. I do not answer and they do not leave message. I try calling back and get no answer. So freaking annoying. LEAVE ME ALONE.
Crystal
 Jul 22nd, 2010
Call Telefund directly and they will remove your number. I was told it was immediate and NOT take 2 to 4 weeks.

National Client Services:

1532 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite #206

Chicago, IL 60622

773-486-6637 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 773-486-6637 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

If you are interested in talking with us about any of our pricing packages or services, please drop us a note at info@telefund.com.

Call Centers:

205-209 West 9th St, Suite #220

Austin, TX 78701

512-916-4001 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 512-916-4001 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

59 Temple Place, Suite #442

Boston, MA 02111

617-292-7700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 617-292-7700 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

1888 Sherman St, Suite #210
Denver, CO 80203
303-894-0456 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 303-894-0456 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

3550 Wilshire Blvd, Suite #1260
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-487-9500 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 213-487-9500 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

15 W. Figueroa St, 2nd floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-564-1093 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 805-564-1093 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
MJCamp
 Jul 10th, 2010
I never contribute to anyone in response to phone solicitations. Furthermore, I do not answer these calls.
m503t907
 Jun 12th, 2010
My husband is seriously ill and even though I almost weekly ask that my number be removed from the call list, I continue receiving these disturbing and annoying calls. How do I make them STOP///
jean Grattet
 May 25th, 2010
My husband is dying and even though I have repeatedly asked to be removed from Telefund call list, I continually receive these annoying calls.
Jean Grattet
 May 25th, 2010
I've been getting daily calls from these guys too. On my caller ID it pops up as Telephone, Inc. I decided to talk to them and play along, and they ended up saying they were calling from the Democratic party and wanted money. I asked to be removed from their list, and the guy hung up.
Joshua.
 May 15th, 2010
Hello, I stumbled upon this and thought I could be of some assistance. A friend of mine works for this branch of Telefund, Inc.
They are a company hired by non-profit organizations to raise money for them.
They only call those who have donated in the past to that certain organization. Say, if you donated to Amnesty International, they would only call you in regards to that organization, never others.

Their carrier is Verizon Wireless, so often that shows up instead of Telefund, Inc (I have no idea why).

Also, the reason you are probably getting calls from so many different numbers is because the numbers cycle through each of their offices throughout the country.
So next time you get a call, either say no, tell them to take you off the list, or donate if you can.
Most people say "Just call me back another time" in hopes of no longer being contacted, but it is their job to call until they are given a straight answer.
Yes, it can be a bother, but they can't pass up a donor or person who will help, since they are always calling on such urgent topics.

Feel free to ask them any info about their organization, according to my friend Diana, they get them quite a lot.
Tim
 Jul 15th, 2009
Some sort of debt solution service (the girl who had our number before owes tons of $ to a lot of people). I waited to speak to a customer service representative, politely asked to be removed from their call list (we are ona dnc list already), and they hung up on me.
Beth
 May 15th, 2009
2-3 calls per day for the last week. Have answered and offered to go get the person they're asking for, keeping them waiting on the line for a few minutes, hoping they'd peg me as a waste of time but it hasn't worked. I called the number today; a message says that if you leave your phone number, they will remove it from the list. Did so, and we'll see.
Lady
 Mar 12th, 2009
Calls 2 days in a row 1/8 and 1/9. Did not answer.
Larry
 Jan 09th, 2009
I've checked these guys out. Telefund is NOT a scam - a lot of non-profits use call centers to raise the necessary funds to keep their work going. The organizations they raise money for will provide them with your prior giving history (e.g. last time or largest amount donated, member i.d. #) in order to verify that they are raising money oh behalf of these non-profits. They are legit and donating through a phone call from them is as effective as donating directly to the organization. If you want to not be called again, however, I've been told that you simply ask to be removed from their list (but let them identify for whom they are calling, or they are legally allowed to call you back since they didn't get to identify themselves fully. It takes a little more patience, but it is more effective.).
Lauren
 Dec 16th, 2008
The calls from this number are extremely intrusive and persistent. We do not answer, and, as many others have stated here, there is no message left on our machine. Since they appear to be exempt from the "do not call" list, does anyone know how to stop them from calling?
Pat
 Oct 21st, 2008
Answer the call and tell them you know they really don't work for the charity, politician or organization and that any future donations will be made directly to the organization NOT over the phone. This is a common scam or con in which an organization receives a list of donors illegally and then ask for donations for that same charity. To avoid prosecution they donate only 10% of proceeds to that organization and legally can stay in business. They keep 90%. This is also a common Mafia scam.

They phoned me during the presidential debate claiming to be apart of the Obama campaign. They phoned on my cell and after the legal time they are allowed to call which I believe is 9 pm. They were also nasty when I refused to donate and said I would donate online. Answer the call but DO NOT GIVE MONEY.
Bee
 Oct 18th, 2008
Why do they call? I am on DNC list
Joann
 Sep 24th, 2008
Received this call today at 930 PM!!! Hang up.
Steve
 Sep 09th, 2008
They claimed they were from Obama For America. I am sure it is a scam.
Caryl
 Aug 30th, 2008
I asked these guys to stop calling me awhile ago, but today got another call. I picked up and told the guy that I have asked them not to call and I am reporting them to the FCC. He asked "when was the last time you asked us not to call?" I asked why that would matter to him and he stated that he would like to rectify the situation and I said I sincerely doubted he was going to rectify anything but don't call me again ever. Then I hung up. Is it worth reporting to the FCC (i'm on do not call list). I did this once and received a 4-page letter with first class postage (taxpayer money dammit) saying they'd look into it. I hate such wasted, especially when the complaint was filed electronically.
wildblue
 Aug 26th, 2008
I've put this number on my phone's Reject list, but it still comes up as a missed call. Four calls from them -in one day-. Call data for Aug 6th as per my call log: 4:35 PM,5:17 PM, 8:28 PM, and 9:30 PM. More on 8/5, 7/31, 7/30 and possibly more. Never leaves any message, I'm not picking it up as I don't answer numbers I don't recognize.
Dreamstalker
 Aug 07th, 2008
At least two calls a day from this number, with the last just before 9 P.M. EST. Never leaves a message, just get dial tone on the answering machine. This has been going on for weeks. I never pick up. These people are the worst. I might start finding out who they are working for, then contacting the charity to explain I will never contribute to a cause that uses a telemarketing company like this. But maybe the charities don't care.
Raleigh NC
 Jul 30th, 2008
You can file a complaint with the FCC by filling out an online form: http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm
I just did... I hate getting marketing calls on my cell phone... I've donated to the Barack campaign, but I like to think he's not leaking #s.
Fred
 Jul 22nd, 2008
This group calls every day, sometimes twice a day, without fail. I never answer, and they hang up on my answering machine. My zip code is 27615.
Cheryl
 Jul 17th, 2008
These people have been calling every night at least twice at a time. They hang up as soon as I try to tell them to Stop Calling. Consider this a formal complaint. We NEVER want to hear from them again.
Shawn Fraser
 Jun 18th, 2008
Called 5 times on 5/20/08. on last call I answered with "do not call this number again". and they have not called since.
Bette
 May 22nd, 2008
ADDENDUM: The "do not call" list doesn't apply to this firm (Telefund).
DNC applies only to for-profit callers -- and Telefund represents varied nonprofits and charities. It got our numbers based on our previous donation to some group.
The best we can do is (1) ask to be removed from their list, or (2) complain to the nonprofit(s) that Telefund is working for.
alex
 Apr 19th, 2008
Have gotten repeated calls from this number, to my three phone lines in two ZIPs (11201 and 11209).
This has gone on for 3+ months, with calls heaviest on Sat. and after 6pm M-Fri.
They hang up when they get voicemail, but sometimes call back within minutes. On two occasions, they've stayed on the line - so that my voicemail recorded their call-team's dopey banter and "horsing around."
alex
 Apr 19th, 2008
I screen calls and the a**'s hangup when the machine picks up
bom
 Apr 09th, 2008
asked my name, after I said yes, he buzzed out. Got Filtered by the company???
yly
 Mar 31st, 2008
Received a call from someone named Daniel seeking donations for Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign. Wanted credit card information over the phone for them to get the funds. His ID # 913126. We are on do not call list. He did not mention a website for us to make a donation, but offered to send a mail request so that we can send a check. Assume they need to receive money to get credit for same and take their commission/etc. assuming anything gets to the candidate.
Ron
 Mar 19th, 2008
I'm sick of these persistant beggers
Bill
 Mar 18th, 2008
Many calls from Telefund. Am on Do-Not-Call list.
C J
 Nov 29th, 2007
hi. I've received a phone call from this number everyday for the past week. i don't answer and they don't leave a voicemail. very annoying. i'm on a no-call list.....so why is this happening!!??!!
SARA
 Nov 28th, 2007
started getting calls...do not pick up since it is a cell phone and I do not know who it is
Beth
 Nov 15th, 2007
One call a day from this number... someone listed the various groups for which this company solicits funds and my husband has contributed to one org....
J
 Nov 13th, 2007
The only charity related anything that would have the specific number they called is the Hilary Clinton campaign because my brother donated a few dollars and used this particular number. So these folks are either scarfing off the campaing contribution information to identify people who are likely to donate to stuff, or they are raising money for Hillary, or they got the info. from Hillary. Either way it is a good lesson to never contribute to anything unless you enjoy being bothered in the future.
frederick
 Nov 02nd, 2007
805-897-1183 called at 3:25 p.m. on Oct 25, 2007. Left no message. Who are they???????
EA
 Oct 27th, 2007
Here is their client list:
AOPA/Air Safety Foundation
American Civil Liberties Union
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Amnesty International
Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Democratic National Committee
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Earthjustice
EMILY’s List
Environmental Defense
Human Rights Campaign
International Rescue Committee
League of Conservation Voters
Legal Momentum
Mother Jones Magazine
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice New York
Oxfam America
PBS/KCET Los Angeles
PBS/ KCTS Seattle
PBS/WNET New York
People For the American Way
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Public Citizen
Sierra Club
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
WNYC Public Radio
Yosemite Foundation
Youth Vote Coalition

I like many of these groups. One or two are groups to whom I have given money. They probably feel they have an authorization to call. I wish they could either be rigged to have the name of he organization on whose behalf the are calling or that they would leave a message. If they're authorized to call, why don't they leave a message? If I don't answer it could be I don't have that much cash around to give away this week or this year, at least not until January.
Nick
 Sep 25th, 2007
Last night I got 4 calls from this number. I screen calls, so I don't know what they were selling this time. I finally just unplugged my phone.
Suse
 Aug 25th, 2007
This number calls me twice a day..Telefund..it's driving me crazy
Carrie
 Jul 16th, 2007
i hear this is a santa barbara exchange, and i get 2-4 calls from them a day. they leave no message if i don't answer, but hang up when i answer. ANNOYING.
l.b.
 Jun 19th, 2007
Got this # on my phone ID; called it and their message said paid fundraisers for an organization you have previously donated to/contacted.
JM
 May 03rd, 2007
Receiving about 3-4 calls every day. It's highly annoying because I need that line for incoming faxes
Shadow
 Apr 24th, 2007
4/17/07 No voice. No show on caller ID. I'm on Do not call list. Stop it. I'm sspittt...
sspittt
 Apr 17th, 2007
Here's who we call for from the website:

"We are proud to have been a part of the great work of many of the nation's leading progressive non-profit organizations. Here's a partial listing of our past and current clients:

AOPA/Air Safety Foundation
American Civil Liberties Union
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Amnesty International
Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Democratic National Committee
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Earthjustice
EMILY’s List
Environmental Defense
Human Rights Campaign
International Rescue Committee
League of Conservation Voters
Legal Momentum
Mother Jones Magazine
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice New York
Oxfam America
PBS/KCET Los Angeles
PBS/ KCTS Seattle
PBS/WNET New York
People For the American Way
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Public Citizen
Sierra Club
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
WNYC Public Radio
Yosemite Foundation"
Youth Vote Coalition
Some Guy
 Apr 05th, 2007
I work for this company.... and we raise funds for non-profit organisations and political campaigns. The dialer is automated and we are exempt from the do no call list as are all non-profits and political campaigns.
Some Guy
 Apr 05th, 2007
We've been getting phone calls for months now, day & night. I've registered a complaint w/donotcall.gov & I'll call them tomorrow using a call card & ask them to remove us from their %#@ List. I did talk to man tonight, but because I wasn't the party he was looking for, he said he'd call back later (he called @ 8:00pm) & he hung up before I could get any other info.
K Bowman
 Mar 15th, 2007
I've been getting calls from this number a couple of times a day for three days now. The call display says the number it's from California. I don't recogize the number so I don't answer.
Irene
 Feb 10th, 2007
They also call and hangup from 800-833-2253. The game is to call and hangup because most people will call the number back. Especially cell calls since the assumption is that the call was dropped.
Everyone call the 800 number from a pay phone and leave the phone off the hook.
Shell
 Feb 03rd, 2007
Came home to see this as a missed call. Since I am in BC, I was suspicious
Veronica M
 Jan 30th, 2007
In Los Angeles. First time they called me I answered and it was a guy wanting to talk to me about what a charity I had donated to had done recently. I told him I couldnt talk and since then, I've gotten calls twice a day from them. I don't answer anymore.
Gwen
 Jan 23rd, 2007
First call I've had from them, out of the blue.

1/11/07. Zip=98115.
David
 Jan 11th, 2007
Called my cell and I let it go because I didn't recognize the number. No caller ID. Left no message. Found this site when searching the number through Google.
aric
 Jan 10th, 2007
Called my cell phone 1/8/07 @ noon, 1/9/07 at 12:30 pm and again at 3:25 pm

Didn't leave a message (I don't answer my phone)

Zip: 78748
Jen
 Jan 09th, 2007
many... many calls, daily, after repeated requests to be removed from their opt-in registry. I WANT OUT.
eric biener
 Dec 28th, 2006
called me 12/19/06 at 4:46 pm est. my caller id gives phone number only, no name
tom
 Dec 25th, 2006
Numerous calls during the past 2 weeks. Extremely annoying.
Mike
 Dec 14th, 2006
Got first call last night on my cell -- did not answer. According to their website, Telefund is a left-of-center telemarketing company with clients like PETA, Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club, People for the American Way, Democratic National Committee, etc. FYI.
Don
 Nov 21st, 2006
Please be careful when calling back numbers you don't recognize. Especially area code 809. There are some nightmare scams out there. Here's a link to Telefund's site. I called them and they removed my number from their list...and they were very friendly too! The 805 area code is out of the Santa Barbara office.
http://telefund.com/contact.html
Stopped
 Nov 17th, 2006
They are a fundraising company on behalf of various non-profits. If you want to get off their calling list, call the # itself. Instructions are there to get yourself removed.
Catherine
 Nov 15th, 2006
Go to donotcall.gov and report the phone number and the name of the business. Let the feds shutem down.
Marion
 Nov 13th, 2006
Just started getting calls from these folks...have gotten 3 in the past 3 evenings. Somehow they got my cell number.
SeattleDove
 Nov 13th, 2006
Same as others reported. They call multiple times, and it's always dead air. Truly annoying, looking for a way to report them. Left a message at the number displayed on caller id asking to be removed.
Charles
 Nov 04th, 2006

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