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Ok, after I spoke to "Sarah" on 1 Dec 2010 (see below), I slowly stopped receiving calls and then recently they've started picking back up...of course not happy about that. I called again and spoke to "Sarah" and she said that I am out of the Dialer and that she does not have access to the "Survey Database", which also contains my/our numbers. So she is going to ask the woman that has access to it to ensure I've been removed and will then call me back. She is a very nice girl and I'm very polite to her as well and as a result she's nice back. Try calling the number listed to have your name/number removed from both places.

One thing she said was that apparently in the past some employees have taken/stolen the numbers from the database and likely resold them, so it's possible that the referrals are coming from a different source, although they attempted to put a stop to that kind of thing happening by limiting who has access to that database. This is what I'm being told, hopefully this hasn't happened in the recent past.

Number to call: 813.988.5941
C. Hopkins
 Jan 14th, 2011
I called the number, 813.988.5941, listed by "Employee" from 2010-06-01, someone answered L&J, I told him I was on their list and that I'd like to be removed. He very nicely and pleasantly asked which number was being called, which I gave to him and he said that my number would be removed today from their computer system and that I would no longer receive calls from anyone who they sell my number to for lead generation after today. The guy was very nice, pleasant and accomodating...no problem...at least I think so...that is assuming my number is really removed.

Of course that doesn't mean that those companies who already have/bought my number can't also sell my number too...they might, or they might call again. But in most cases, I've been nice and asked those other companies to remove me from their list and they do.

I know that most of us don't like to receive these calls, although if we can be pleasant, most people will be the same back to us...at least that's my experience.

Anyway, I'm hopeful that this will at least reduce the number of calls that I receive if not eliminate them.

Many thanks to "Employee" from 2010-06-01, your assistance is greatly appreciated...as well as several others who posted here. Thanks and Good Luck!
C. Hopkins
 Nov 04th, 2010
I just got off of the phone with these idiots. I am running a business here and I don't have time to keep answering a phone that the stupid people hang up when you say anything. I am not paying people to waste time here. I called 813-988-5941 and asked them to take me off of their calling list. I left the fax number with them because they can get that annoying sound when they call that one and it doesn't ring in the offices. Hope the lossers go out of business.
LRT
 Sep 21st, 2010
This info is still valid - originally posted by Annoyed in 2008
Ole Eddy has a recorder on his machine. What an a-hole.
Reported him to the FCC.

L & J BAY AREA HOLDINGS, INC.

Principal Address
10500 UNIVERSITY CENTER DRIVE
SUITE 143
TAMPA FL 33612
Changed 05/01/2008


Registered Agent Name & Address

Edward L. DeMent
8735 Doral Oaks Dr., #1617
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
813-985-3783; 813-989-8871 fax
deme8805@aol.com

Their web site is: http://landjbayareaholdings.com
Phone: 813-988-5941
(This is a contact phone number for the company. Someone will answer, expecting business. ;-)
Give them the business, so to speak!)
Fax: 813-496-7304
E-Mail: landj2@landjbayareaholdings.com

"L & J Bay Area Holdings has been in business for 5 years specializing in high quality lead production. However, L & J has been in the lead broker business since 1994."
That is, they produce leads - YOUR name and phone number!!!
Lead Broker Business - they SELL YOUR information to others.

"L & J Holdings has been in business for over 10 years specializing in the sales of Accredited Investment Leads ranging from Industry Specific Leads to Customization. The many types of data we offer can be provided in either data base or paper format. What separates L & J Bay Area Holdings from other lead brokers is our superior customer service. Our center generates approximately 3000 new leads per month."

Wow, 3,000 new leads per month! Sure, ask not to be called again. You're now on their lead list they sell to others.
Those commenting that they are nice people, I think they work for the a-holes. College kids, you know, too stupid to know that what they are doing is annoying and unlawful.

@Becky - report them to the FCC. Wanting to do a survey - they are surveying you just by calling. Know your name, phone, time to call, that your husband lives there. Please report back on all the new calls you get from other marketers.
Annoyed too
 Aug 20th, 2010
just called 813-988-5941 and they, very kindly, removed my number immediately.
bj
 Jul 22nd, 2010
Ok people...I understand that you are aggravated that L&J calls you.. however as a college student in a poor economy, you do the work that is available.

HOW TO GET THEM TO STOP CALLING YOU:
For all of you who don't answer the calls or just hang up on them, you are doing yourself a disservice. They will continue to call you unless you pick up and say you want them to remove you from the call list. No need to be rash or rude, just say you'd like to be removed the call list, they will do so no question's asked. If you happen to get dead air (which happens a lot, i don't know why...) call them at this number 813-988-5941 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 813-988-5941 end_of_the_skype_highlighting and ask them to remove you.

Sorry we called you, but we were just doing our job as you do yours. It doesn't make us horrible people...it was just our job.

WHY THE DNC LIST DOES NOT APPLY:
L&J conducts surveys, they do NOT directly sell you anything. Therefore they do NOT have to screen against the DNC because by LAW the DNC does NOT apply to surveyors. Call it a loop hole or what have you...either way...they are NOT breaking the law in any way.

So...reporting them to the attorney general won't do anything because they haven't broken any law. Hanging up on them won't do anything, they'll just recycle the # into the redial list. Just pick up, say you'd like to be removed from the call list and that's it.

WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR INFO:
Dunn & Bradstrett and INFO USA...that's where they get their numbers and info from. YOU must have at some point provided your information to a company who then sold it to a third party (dunn & bradstreet or info usa) who then turned around and sold your information. This could occur at a variety of locations (at the mall for those car give-a-ways...the possibilities are endless). It is NOT L&J's fault that your information is for sale nor are they at fault for buying it. You put your info into the public at some point. They DO sometimes get really old information and happen to call for deceased people or old businesses or people who no longer work at certain places, for that I am sorry.

Anyway....I hope this helps some of you to stop being called if you don't wish to be (and if you've posted on here you probably DON'T want to be)....have a great day...
employee
 Jun 01st, 2010
Just called 813-988-5941 they answered and politly took my number off their call list. No problem no hassle.
RL
 Apr 01st, 2010
Thanks to "employee" for providing the telephone number directly to L&J (813-988-5941). The young lady on the line answered within three rings, I calmly explained that we had been getting numerous calls from a telephone number associated with their organization and each time we answer, there is only dead air on the other line.

She was truly apologetic and without even asking, she offered to remove our telephone number from the organization's calling list. To top it off, she went beyond this and asked for all telephone numbers associated with our business so that she could have them removed. At no time did I have to give her any information (i.e.: the name of our business, my name, etc.).

This is the first time I have very had such a pleasant experience and trust that these calls will discontinue. Give it a try, it worked for me.
I got an answer
 Feb 19th, 2010
Ok people...I understand that you are agravated that L&J calls you...believe me, I didn't really enjoy working there because I didn't like annoying the people I was calling, however as a college student in a poor economy, you do the work that is available, ergo, I used to work for L&J a while ago.

HOW TO GET THEM TO STOP CALLING YOU:
For all of you who don't answer the calls or just hang up on them, you are doing yourself a disservice. They will continue to call you unless you pick up and say you want them to remove you from the call list. No need to be rash or rude, just say you'd like to be removed the call list, they will do so no question's asked. If you happen to get dead air (which happens a lot, i don't know why...) call them at this number 813-988-5941 and ask them to remove you.

Sorry we called you, but we were just doing our job as you do yours. It doesn't make us horrible people...it was just our job.

WHY THE DNC LIST DOES NOT APPLY:
L&J conducts surveys, they do NOT directly sell you anything. Therefore they do NOT have to screen against the DNC because by LAW the DNC does NOT apply to surveyors. Call it a loop hole or what have you...either way...they are NOT breaking the law in any way.

So...reporting them to the attorney general won't do anything because they haven't broken any law. Hanging up on them won't do anything, they'll just recycle the # into the redial list. Just pick up, say you'd like to be removed from the call list and that's it.

WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR INFO:
Dunn & Bradstrett and INFO USA...that's where they get their numbers and info from. YOU must have at some point provided your information to a company who then sold it to a third party (dunn & bradstreet or info usa) who then turned around and sold your information. This could occur at a variety of locations (at the mall for those car give-a-ways...the possibilities are endless). It is NOT L&J's fault that your information is for sale nor are they at fault for buying it. You put your info into the public at some point. They DO sometimes get really old information and happen to call for deceased people or old businesses or people who no longer work at certain places, for that I am sorry.

Anyway....I hope this helps some of you to stop being called if you don't wish to be (and if you've posted on here you probably DON'T want to be)....have a great day...
employee
 Jan 27th, 2010
I called the number - 813.988.5941 - she was very polite, so was I. All you have to do is ask to have your number removed from their calling list. She took my phone number, asked if there were any other numbers they were calling me on, and took care of it! No need to be rude, they are very helpful and friendly.
Lisa
 Nov 13th, 2009
Here is what I like to do to these people. Go to http://www.wheresmycellphone.com/, enter 813-988-5941, it sends random advertisements. What goes around, comes around!
Dennis
 Oct 23rd, 2009
Call their actual contact number (their real number) is 813/988-5941, I got a LIVE PERSON !!! Asked them to remove our number, and hopefully that will stop the annoying calls!!

BTW, love the Fax idea ... I'm gonna do that tomorrow !!!
AC
 Aug 10th, 2009
Icalled 813-988-5941 and asked that my number be removed from their calling list, they said no problem and were very polite. They said it would be done right away.
No need to be hostile, rude or in their face. It was simple!!
jc
 Jul 23rd, 2009
I hope that this pots to everybody who is angry with them, but the source of calls from 813/899-1569 is a company (who calls themselves a company who gathers information rather than is a sales or marketing company)in Tampa, Florida called L&J Bay Area Holdings. Their address is 111 Bullard Pkwy., Tampa, Florida 33617. Their contact number (their real number) is 813/988-5941, and their fax number is 813/496-7304. They won't stop their telemarketing call conduct unless you get in their face (which is what I did - I have been an attorney since '94), so feel free to call them and express how you feel.
EC
 Jul 14th, 2009
Ok people...I understand that you are agravated that L&J calls you...believe me, I didn't really enjoy working there because I didn't like annoying the people I was calling, however as a college student in a poor economy, you do the work that is available, ergo, I used to work for L&J a while ago.

HOW TO GET THEM TO STOP CALLING YOU:
For all of you who don't answer the calls or just hang up on them, you are doing yourself a disservice. They will continue to call you unless you pick up and say you want them to remove you from the call list. No need to be rash or rude, just say you'd like to be removed the call list, they will do so no question's asked. If you happen to get dead air (which happens a lot, i don't know why...) call them at this number 813-988-5941 and ask them to remove you.

Sorry we called you, but we were just doing our job as you do yours. It doesn't make us horrible people...it was just our job.

WHY THE DNC LIST DOES NOT APPLY:
L&J conducts surveys, they do NOT directly sell you anything. Therefore they do NOT have to screen against the DNC because by LAW the DNC does NOT apply to surveyors. Call it a loop hole or what have you...either way...they are NOT breaking the law in any way.

So...reporting them to the attorney general won't do anything because they haven't broken any law. Hanging up on them won't do anything, they'll just recycle the # into the redial list. Just pick up, say you'd like to be removed from the call list and that's it.

WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR INFO:
Dunn & Bradstrett and INFO USA...that's where they get their numbers and info from. YOU must have at some point provided your information to a company who then sold it to a third party (dunn & bradstreet or info usa) who then turned around and sold your information. This could occur at a variety of locations (at the mall for those car give-a-ways...the possibilities are endless). It is NOT L&J's fault that your information is for sale nor are they at fault for buying it. You put your info into the public at some point. They DO sometimes get really old information and happen to call for deceased people or old businesses or people who no longer work at certain places, for that I am sorry.

Anyway....I hope this helps some of you to stop being called if you don't wish to be (and if you've posted on here you probably DON'T want to be)....have a great day...
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 May 22nd, 2009

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