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Caller asked to speak with me using my full name saying she was accepting donations for The Mayo Clinic where I completed my residency and specialty. She nice said she would accept a cc or debit card. I volunteered to send her a money order or check if she’d provide an address. She placed me on hold and forgot I was there. The hold was released, but the caller did not tend to my call. Instead I overheard several women laughing and asking to speak with other people. Each caller said she was either accepting donations for a company or taking a survey.
Florida
 May 15th, 2019
Phony Phonathon! Don't trust.
Connecticut
 Nov 03rd, 2016
866-800-2002: This number belongs to a company called "Ruffalo Cody". Their number is 800-756-7483. I called them this morning and spoke to a very POLITE human being and asked to be removed from their calling list. She said that would be done immediately. We shall see...
Stephanie
 Sep 10th, 2014
no message
jogo
 Jan 30th, 2013
ID said Phonathon. Second or third call.
sam
 May 30th, 2012
Called cell phone on 4-4-2012. I did not answer.
Jim
 Apr 04th, 2012
Calls continue but they are never on the line.
KN
 Oct 05th, 2011
who ever they are i have asked that they not call back, but they continue to call.
dont call back
 Sep 15th, 2011
way to go Christopher!!

Being a little devious, I used the selective call forwarding that comes with my Comcast phone service to automatically forward these annoying phone calls to the registered owner of the (866) 800-2202 phone.

Albert P Ruffalo
3908 Cedar Bluff Ct NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-7790
319-393-5594

Then I added the 319-393-5594 number to my call screening list so that he will receive an announcement indicating I am not presently accepting calls.
ferdie
 Dec 17th, 2010
This number has called multiple times at 800 @ night on my cell phone. Never leaves a message...
AV
 Oct 12th, 2010
Has called me several times on my cell phone, which is on the do-not-call list. I never pick up and they don't leave a message. Annoying.
zarble
 Oct 08th, 2010
No message, called back said they are a leading fundraiser for colleges and universities. Never leave a message.
VanD
 May 28th, 2010
First call from them and I answered. No one there so they can't collect any money. lol
JSandS
 May 20th, 2010
Calls twice every day. No message. No answer.
Called back. Says it's a fundraising service.
I don't have any extra money. Stop friggin' calling me!!!!
Karl
 Apr 21st, 2010
This number has shown up on caller ID for the last three nights between 8:00 and 9:00 pm. We don't answer.
GZT
 Mar 30th, 2010
They called last night,representing a college called St. Marys out of Minnesota, asking for my junior daughter. Poor girl couldn't even pronounce the name of the city they were in and proceeded to ask me if I wanted the college website address, then couldn't find it......ugh
Lisa
 Jan 13th, 2010
They are pests - calling many times per day and their name is Ruffalo Cody (non profit fundraisers). If you search on @ruffalocody.com, they have a website that gives you their Iowa and Virginia street addresses, direct telephone numbers and pictures of the people behind the calls. For example:

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia... see http://www.ruffalocody.com/companyinfo/aboutus/bio_mh.php

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington... see http://www.ruffalocody.com/companyinfo/aboutus/bio_jh.php

Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Arkansas, Louisiana, and in Canada - Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan... see http://www.ruffalocody.com/companyinfo/aboutus/bio_cbingley.php

College fundraising calls for Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mexico... see http://www.ruffalocody.com/companyinfo/aboutus/bio_sm.php

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio) as well as Mid-America CASE District VI (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming and Colorado... see http://www.ruffalocody.com/companyinfo/aboutus/bio_sk.php

... and more at

http://www.ruffalocody.com/companyinfo/aboutus/ourteam.php

Maybe they can help you get the calls stopped.
Mojo
 Jan 07th, 2010
I called the number back and it said to enter your number to be put on the do not call list. After i did that, it said that my number would be deleted.
TB
 Nov 30th, 2009
Keeps calling repeatedly......obnoxious
Jrb
 Oct 14th, 2009
Being a little devious, I used the selective call forwarding that comes with my Comcast phone service to automatically forward these annoying phone calls to the registered owner of the (866) 800-2202 phone.

Albert P Ruffalo
3908 Cedar Bluff Ct NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-7790
319-393-5594

Then I added the 319-393-5594 number to my call screening list so that he will receive an announcement indicating I am not presently accepting calls.
Christopher
 Sep 16th, 2009
Being a little devious, I used the selective call forwarding feature that comes with my Comcast phone service to automatically forward these annoying phone calls to the registered owner of the (866) 800-2202 phone.

Albert P Ruffalo
3908 Cedar Bluff Ct NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-7790
319-393-5594

Then I added the 319-393-5594 number to my call screening list so that he will receive an announcement indicating I am not presently accepting calls.
Christopher
 Sep 16th, 2009
JUST WANNA KNOW HOW THE HELL THEY GOT MY CELL PHONE NUMBER?
V
 Aug 26th, 2009
i talked to this person she is a college representative for some school that sounds like petervail college.
jojo
 Aug 18th, 2009
This number appears as Phone-a-Thon on our caller ID. It calls at least once a day if not more. This has been going on for months. We do not answer it.
Karen
 Aug 02nd, 2009
Here's the owners name and home address... I'm sure he'd appreciate a call during dinner or right before bed on a Sunday night. Good luck all!

Albert P Ruffalo
3908 Cedar Bluff Ct NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-7790

319-393-5594
Good Luck
 Jul 17th, 2009
Called it back - said they were a fundraiser for nonprofits like colleges, churches, etc.
Joyce
 Jun 01st, 2009
When I answered my cell phone there was no answer, just hung up. Very annoying. My question is if anyone has an answer, how can so many different "organizations" and I use that word loosely, have the SAME PHONE NUMBER?
Monks
 May 28th, 2009
This group calls EVERY day. As a rule, I don't answer or state that I'm not home. They are attempting to collect a hospital debt from 2004-2005 which was discharged (meaning the debt is no longer valid) per Chapter 7 of the US Bankruptcy Code. I was in the hospital earlier this year, and presumably the old, charged off discharged debt was reactivated in the hospital's billing system...
Nathan
 May 21st, 2009
I have answered this number several times trying to get them to go away. This company is a telemarketer representing Kettering University in Flint Michigan (I imagine they also have other contracts). The first time I answered they asked for my son by name who is a high school junior.

They call daily trying to reach him. He has told them to take him off the list. They still call of course. We have asked to be removed per the do-not-call list laws, they say that since my son had returned an information post-card that Kettering has an established relationship with him and the laws do not apply.

We have taken Kettering University off of the college consideration list for him. Any college that uses an annoying telemarketer deserves the financial problems that Kettering is apparently facing if they have to use a bullying telemarketer to recruit kids.

Beware of any contact with Kettering University.
Anon
 May 05th, 2009
This number (866-800-2202) keeps appearing on my caller ID. Says caller "not provided". Never a message. I'm on two NO CALL lists. Guess it doesn't matter to them.
Lee
 May 04th, 2009
Repeated calls at inappropriate times, no message left. Calls are from Rufallo Cody, a telemarketing firm.
JTC
 May 03rd, 2009
No name. No message
JR
 Apr 15th, 2009
4/6/2009 732PM call came in. i pressed button for outgoing message 'this household does not talk to strangers. please take us off your call list. if you wish to communicate write a letter.'
nogard0
 Apr 07th, 2009
Ruffalo Cody, "higher" (heh) education fundraising facilitator -- and, looky, looky, they have a blog...and you can leave comments...

http://phonathonblogger.typepad.com/ontheline/
M
 Feb 24th, 2009
Ugh, this number has been calling my cell phone repeatedly for the past week or so. I screen my calls so I don't pick up numbers I don't recognize, but it really is annoying. For those of you who have seen the movie "40-Year-Old Virgin" - I love what that woman tells the telemarketer =)
Christal
 Feb 20th, 2009
1/26/09 Toll free
Go
 Jan 26th, 2009
Sharon
 Jan 18th, 2009
Called again…hangs up, ?
b
 Jan 07th, 2009
some dumb black guy looking for money,i told him to get a job and get off welfare.
mitey whitey
 Dec 28th, 2008
calls at least 4 times a week, no messages left.

Calls for about 2-3 rings and hangs up.
RRH
 Nov 23rd, 2008
Just answered this call after they have called for the last few days. Figured it was a telemarketer, but it was New Hampshire University asking for my daughter, who is getting ready to go off to college next fall. Maybe it was legit after all.
Jackie
 Nov 19th, 2008
This is RuffaloCody, a fundraising company commonly hired by Universities and the sort. I made them give me contact info for my university, then called the contact person at the university to verify that they are having this company raise funds for them and called the main # for Ruffalo Cody from their website to verify that's their outbound line. It all checked out.
Brandon
 Nov 11th, 2008
I've started seeing more and more caller ID from these people. When I call back I get a recording that says "Hello you've reached the 'phone farm.' Please leave your number and first and last name at the tone." Other posters say they have discovered this is a company called RuffaloCody. Their website makes clear they are primarily in the business of fund-raising for private, politically conservative colleges through phone-a-thons. The company's voicemail systems are designed to be huge mazes that defeat any attempt to contact anyone to complain about unsolicited calls. I went to the website (RuffaloCody.Com) to get the main corporate phone number (800.756.7483) Then I obtained the name of the President (Duane Jasper) off the corporate newsletter/media on the website. Then I called the main number and used the "names directory" to find his extension (2302). Then I called back the main number which allowed me to dial the extension direct. Then I left a polite but to-the-point voice message asking to be placed on their do-not-call list. I feel certain the matter will be taken care of.
North Carolina
 Oct 30th, 2008
they don't stop calling
vbb
 Oct 29th, 2008
Call every few days I answer and leave them waiting then hang up after 4-5 minutes-if there is no caller ID then I don't care who they are-we are on the DO NOT CALL LIST-so I will waste their time and money
bantraith
 Oct 07th, 2008
The called, i answered. A guy named Ryan was about to let me know what he was calling for but then was disconnected....i am on the do not call list, so no idea...

but he did know my name....
Nick
 Aug 28th, 2008
calls almost everyday, and i don't pick up
RC
 Aug 11th, 2008
they call non-stop all day, never pick up, they don't leave a message
AB
 Aug 11th, 2008
Ruffalo Cody telemarketing out of Cedar Rapids, IA. Used by Kirkwood Community College
Tom
 Aug 01st, 2008
Same, no msg call, multiple times, all times of day and week
RA
 Jul 06th, 2008
calls frequently on my cell, sometimes more than once a day, sometimes once every few days.... picked up twice and the call cut out after 1 second.
jmf
 Jun 25th, 2008
showed toll free call - didn't pick up.
jbk
 Jun 24th, 2008
As usual, no message left. As usual, call ignored. Probably Detroit Institute of Arts. Bad timing on their part because our membership is due for renewal. If it is the DIA they are SOL. If it is our our alma mater's alumni association (BGSU) then they should know better because they were SOL many years ago because of their phone calls. I have no money to give anyone except my utilities and creditors. GO AWAY!
EeeZee
 Jun 23rd, 2008
i called this number and got a message asking for my number said it was ruffeo cody or something like that doing fund raising for colleges okay I AM THE STUPIDEST PERSON ON THE PLANET and i left my number and said take my number off your list then i read allyour messages and realized my mistake then i clicked on the website someone nicely posted a few messages down and i called THEM 800-756-7483 and asked them to take my name off their call list i talked to an actual person who was very nice and i asked her when it would stop and she said she would email the call groups today so we'll see
dumdum
 Jun 05th, 2008
These people just don't stop calling our number! They NEVER leave a message. This is getting on my last nerve!!! My number is on the DO NOT CALL list.
NanaK
 May 30th, 2008
we are on the NO CALL LIST and this number keeps calling our home.
KSH
 Apr 29th, 2008
When they call, I pick up and hang up, get the picture?
Steve
 Mar 20th, 2008
I work for RuffaloCODY and sir you are wrong. WHYY has come to us to call on behalf of their membership programs. RuffaloCODY is an company that helps to raise money for non-profit organizations. And Since we raise money for NONPROFIT organizations we are exempt from the national DONOTCALL list. If you would like our callers to stop calling you your best bet would be to answer the phone let the caller identify them selves and then ask them to PLEASE remove you from their calling list and we will add you to our DONOTCALL LIST. No one is trying to con anyone so dont be spreading rumors unless you have done your homework! I assure you if you make a pledge to one of our callers 100% of your donation will go to the organization mentioned worry free.
Ben
 Mar 02nd, 2008
WHYY is a Philadelphia PBS station. They solicit by direct-mail, only... and their mailing list is limited only to those viewers who have pledged donations directly to WHYY.

This is a con artist trying to raise money in the name of NPO's. Hang up on them each and every time they call.
WHYY_NOTLEGIT
 Feb 12th, 2008
CALLING FOR RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP IN LOCAL PUBLIC TELEVISION CHANNEL. OFFERING $35.00 IN LIEU OF $50.00. I HOPE THIS IS LEGIT, SHOULD I ALERT MY CREDIT CARD COMPANY?
MARY G
 Feb 11th, 2008
Your number has been derived from someplace and the company, Ruffalo-Cody, is the one that provided it to the university or any of the organizations it represents. I have received calls sporadically from 866 800-2202, 800-707-4863, 866-219-9057 and the list goes on. Well I finally got so pissed off that I just called Ruffalo-Cody today, 1/30/08, at 800-756-7483 and surprisingly a polite, real person from Ruffalo-Cody answered the phone and not a stupid recording which I expected. I asked the girl where they derived my number from and she said some university affiliation in which I told her I never went to college. After that I told her to remove my number from their systems and she politely agreed to take it off and said it would be 2-3 weeks. I'll post something back by the end of Feb 2008 and will let you all know if the frustrating telemarketing calls have mitigated.
Pissed
 Jan 30th, 2008
I didnt even let them talk, all they got was the horrible feedback noise my crappy phone makes if I answer it but leave it near the phone's base. Ha Ha
B
 Jan 22nd, 2008
They now call me at least twice a week, asking for a donation to my daughter's college. She graduated years ago. I used to donate quite a bit every year but have now decided to spend my money elsewhere. I have told the telemarketers that I will never donate to a cause that uses the phone to harass the innocent. I have begged them to put me on their DNC list. They do not listen and they don't seem to care. They just keep calling.

Now I am writing letters to the President of her college, as well as anyone connected to their regular, campus based, fund raising, explaining exactly why I will no longer donate on an annual basis and why I will also be removing them from my will. I urge anyone else who is being annoyed to do the same. Perhaps when the colleges and other institutions who hire these rude people will be moved to reconsider.
Annoyed Mom
 Jan 14th, 2008
I get calls every week from this number. They never leave a message.
cynthia
 Jan 02nd, 2008
Calls at least every day!!
moose
 Dec 22nd, 2007
ID showed "toll free". Picked up but no one spoke. Thank you for this service. I now have a growing list of numbers to NOT answer.
Junebug
 Dec 11th, 2007
866-800-2202
not provided
 Nov 29th, 2007
Loval PBS station. Calls 2 or 3 times every day.
asf
 Nov 16th, 2007
called several times in the matter of 10 minutes no message nothing and never answered a call somebody stop them
johnny
 Nov 15th, 2007
Same as everyone else.......many calls on the cell phone with no message...
Bob
 Nov 14th, 2007
Sue these Jackass's
Pissed
 Nov 09th, 2007
Missed call, no message!
patti
 Nov 08th, 2007
Be advised that if you call back their (or any) toll free number
that your phone number is revealed to them, even if you block it.
Jim
 Oct 25th, 2007
We need to get the state or federal regulators after the institutions that are using "professional" solicitors to do their fundraising!!!
ken
 Oct 23rd, 2007
Marywood University looking for money at 8:45 pm
mk
 Oct 19th, 2007
Ruffalo Cody fundraising.

The best way to combat these calls is to control the coversation by asking several questions while committing to nothing and make them use their time on the phone achieving nothing.

Be sure not to give them the information they seek and not to supply unsolicited information.

They value their time much more than they value ours. Let's make them waste it!!!!!!!!!!
The Dude
 Oct 12th, 2007
http://www.ruffalocody.com/
Looks like another Xentel: telejunkers-for-hire who collect on behalf of non-profits (even though the telejunkers themselves *ARE* for profit). They basically agree to raise a certain amount for the non-profit - anything else over and above that amount, they keep.
mixbsd
 Oct 08th, 2007
I kept getting calls w/hang-ups, so decided to turn the tables and call them! They ID selves as "Ruffalo Cody" - a phone soliciation firm according to my Google Search. Tried enough random mailbox #'s til I got one that was not already full and told them to STOP. We are on Do Not Call List and they are calling my cell.
Terry
 Oct 08th, 2007
called 20 times and counting today Picked up once since i was expecting a business to call me and know my phone wont stop ringing. there was no response when i picked it up. left no messages.
Craig
 Oct 03rd, 2007
Calling for the Kohls childrens museum asking for donations. Has also called us with Marywood University in the CID.
Shaun
 Oct 01st, 2007
I wrote to the Bellsouth harassment email address (annoyance@bellsouth.com)and complained about two toll-free numbers, one of which was 866-800-2202. They told me this company, which solicits for colleges and universities, is exempt from Do Not Call listing.

I've received 10 calls in one day. I wrote to the American Association of Colleges and Universities to tell them about this problem, and there are other higher-ed associations who can be contacted, too. I think we will have to get state attorneys general into the act if we want to escape this harassment.

It's going to take ACTION from those of us who are being pestered!
Caller ID: 866-800-2202
Caller: Toll-Free Number
Caller Type: Telemarketer
Mel
 Sep 26th, 2007
Multiple calls in the last few days. Comes up "Toll Free Number." If I am near a phone, I pick up at arm's length, pause for two beats and then hang up...
Leave Me @lone
 Aug 29th, 2007
Fundraising for other companies and I am registerd on the National donotcall list, no message.
Alex
 Aug 27th, 2007
Toll Free Call

I let the trusty voicemail field this one, no message.
Dave
 Aug 21st, 2007
I answered, he asked if I was here, I said yes, he hung up. I foresee many more calls from them in my future. I called and left a voice message to remove my phone #.
lpm
 Aug 19th, 2007
Got a call about 7 PM saying it was Mike from the Detroit Institute of Arts (yes, we are members). Asked for my wife since she is listed as primary member. Told caller she was not here and said they would call back later. Appears the DIA has hired a fund raiser company -- and I don't like it one bit! Future calls will be ignored and a complaint filed with the DIA.
EeeZee
 Aug 16th, 2007
I would love to put an end to their intrusive frequent phone calls. One time my husband caught the phone and asked them not to call again. They asked for a "Jose Reyes." (?) They still called again and I suspect they will still keep calling. What is going on? My husband said they sound like an overseas operation. So annoying.
Susie
 Aug 16th, 2007
didn't answer
AS
 Aug 05th, 2007
I answered the call this afternoon and it was a solicitation call from the Archdicese of Minneapolis & Saint Paul for their annual fundraising appeal. They must contract with a national fundraising firm. This disgusts me, a waste of money, typical of the Catholic Church.
TT
 Jul 24th, 2007
these fockers keep calling my cell,but i never answer unknowns or toll free numbers
stop calling me
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Gotten calls before. never answered. No message.
Roe
 Jul 17th, 2007
Called Sunday night at 8:30. I did't pick up and they didn't leave a message.
Jim
 Jul 16th, 2007
called twice today - no message
dennis
 Jul 16th, 2007
didn't answer, left no message
pal
 Jul 13th, 2007
Calls several times a day, usually by 8:00 AM and then several times from dinnertime on at night. This has been occuring since July 1, 2007 regularly.
JCT
 Jul 12th, 2007
no message was left (2nd day in a row)
dennis
 Jul 10th, 2007
Has called at least 2x/day for the last week. Always hangs up before I can get to the phone; never leaves a message. Calls on evenings, weekends...rude!
rw
 Jul 08th, 2007
they called and i picked up...and said.. hello, is *name* there? ...i hung up...they even knew my name..
nop
 Jul 06th, 2007
called, but did not leave a msg
d
 Jul 05th, 2007
Asked for my DD who thankfully wasn't home.....
ijb
 Jul 03rd, 2007

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