heart
american
association
aha
free
please
removed
tired
neighbor
annoying
toll
Donate to us, AHA, yeah so you can keep 90% for yourself? Screw you
Connecticut
 Nov 15th, 2016
Called at 10:51 on the day my husband and I have taken off work. Again, I had to say “Hello?” three times before a woman came on the line. She said “Hello” - and I began singing “Jesus Saves.” This one lasted only 23 seconds.

In refining my playlists, I have found that the person I had stay on the line (3 minutes 20 seconds) lasted through three patriotic songs, but he hung up the minute I started singing “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Apparently, these people do not like hymns. I don’t like being called by people I don’t know.

That makes us even.
Georgia
 Sep 02nd, 2016
I read an earlier comment from one responder they had been called 5 times in one day. It happened to me today - 5 different numbers. As everyone has said - if it is really the American Heart Association they should leave a message something and have a real Caller ID.
bcw
 Dec 09th, 2015
blocked them
 Dec 09th, 2014
asked them nicely to stop calling I'm on the Gov DO NOT CALL LIST..... A lot of good that does a person tho, they've called me now from 5 different numbers and keep adding the new ones to my CALL BLOCK list... Just something else the Government can't GET RIGHT!!! The next ones will be getting an air horn in their F@#$%g EARS. EVERYTHING IS A SCAM ANYMORE...........
ENOUGH ALREADY
 Dec 04th, 2014
I never give to any charity that calls. That's just paying them to keep calling. And I don't give to charities that accept federal money.

I got so tired of one especially persistent charity calling, that when I answered and they said "Is this Mr. ___?" I said in a foreign accent, "WRONG NUMBER! YOU NO CALL AGAIN!" and hung up. They haven't called since.
The Grinch
 Dec 04th, 2014
Just called 888-355-7209 and had my number removed from their list. Quick and easy. Hope it works. The call yesterday came in at 8:01am.
Cindy
 Dec 20th, 2013
I called this number and told them I contribute through the Dear Neighbor campaign and would like my phone number removed from the call list and they couldn't have been nicer.
Jane
 Dec 06th, 2013
Thank you to American Heart Assoc for the message below with a number to call to remove your number from their call lists. I called them and politely asked that my number be added to their do not call list. They we very nice and took care of it. The Association does good work. Please do not be rude to people who are trying to do a good thing
Gloria
 Dec 05th, 2013
They have more than one number and just keep calling!
Diana
 Dec 01st, 2013
About the fifth time they have called from this number. I knew who they were thanks to the posts below. I told the lady I am not making a donation and she said they don't want money from me. I said, right ... you want me to bug the hell out of my friends. She said we simply want you to send out mailers to your neighbors. I said not only would I not do that but I wanted off their list and I no longer donate to charities because of harassment like this.
Maddie
 Nov 25th, 2013
please take me off your calling list
m. sestan
 Dec 04th, 2012
If all these idiots would identify themselves on the caller ID, I might consider answering. I will NEVER answer a call that has 'TOLL FREE CALL' or UNKNOWN. Count me out.
Tired of unkwn
 Nov 29th, 2012
Please know that the calls you are receiving are part of the American Heart Association’s Dear Neighbor campaign. We are reaching out to caring people to volunteer to send letters to their neighbors in February. If you would like to volunteer, please answer our call. Or, to have your name removed, please call 888-355-7209 Thank you!
American Heart
 Nov 09th, 2012
SOS
Diana
 Nov 09th, 2012
Me again! My daily call from whoever!
Diana
 Oct 31st, 2012
Yep, me again. Didn't answer; no message left! You think they'd learn, huh!
Diana
 Oct 29th, 2012
No message left. I won't answer it. Wish they would just give up!
Diana
 Oct 22nd, 2012
Calling from the american heart association, requesting I send out 15 mailers to promote heart research, Stated no donation requested, just that I supply the stamps for the mailers they send me.
Thomas
 Jan 14th, 2012
unknown
jj
 Jan 11th, 2012
How can I stop this call? Weekly, or more, calls.
John
 Jan 10th, 2012
This call came in in mid-morning and by the time I had reached the phone (4 rings) they had already hung up. However, when that happens my cordless phone seems to lose tone connection until I unplug and replug the pack. It is only in these calls. I don't know if they hang up about the time the machine on another phone kicks in - it shouldn't until 5 or 6 rings - but these are annoying calls. They hand up before a machine can answer. It is difficult to reach a phone if one is working around the house that quickly. I do get irritated that I am the one paying for the line and these not provided not answer not leaving message telemarketers are using this service I provide for their tool.
ju
 Jan 09th, 2012
Caller ID says toll free number. They also call under 877-213-2767.
sally
 Jan 09th, 2012
No message was left.
KF
 Jan 04th, 2012
Just as some have reported below they are calling for American Heart Association, I too am tired of them calling and not answering when you say Hello. I finally got someone to answer and she aked for my wife by name I asked who is calling, she hung up. I dialed star 69 and received the number and called. The lady there knew nothing except there were making calls for volunteers. Hell of a way to ask for donations/volunteers. When they send their mailings the only thing they will get is a not-friendly note !!!!
john
 Dec 29th, 2011
Tired of phone calls from unknown callers. If you want me to answer the phone please identify yourself. And I may or may not answer the call. It is my choice.
feed up
 Dec 29th, 2011
I wish sponsors understood the anger and resentment they create by incessant and anonymous phone calls, much less the physical distress for older Americans. Good causes obtain donations through the word of good works, not repetitive phone calls. Successful businesses, charities (and even politicians) do well through marketing techniques that don't involve home privacy invasion. I think these phone sponsors do harm to their image that creates a highly negative opinion of their organization. In the meantime, all we can do is endure their unrelenting assaults and pass on our views opinions about their judgment.
Resignation
 Dec 29th, 2011
Most likely American Heart. They, or their hired front company, called yesterday with a different number.
G.S.
 Dec 14th, 2011
tHEY NEED TO GET PEOPLE THAT WILL TALK TO YOU WHEN YOU SAY "hELLO" TO THEM. aFTER 5 TIMES OF SAYING HELLO i COULD HEAR BREATHING AND BACKGROUND NOISE BUT WHOEVER IT WAS ON THE PHONE WOULD NOT TALK TO ME.
888-355-7209
 Dec 05th, 2011
these people have no shame. I get at least two calls a day, plus... every Sunday. Why don't they use this wasted money on the causes of Heart Disease? They and all TOLL FREE CALLERS - should be made to apologize to the American people. Thank goodness I have call block.
g
 Dec 04th, 2011
Called # back, recording said it was AHA dear neighbor program. Will leave word there when business # is open.
hyphenate
 Dec 04th, 2011
if this is from the am heart assoc, they should have that on caller id. as far as I can tell, this is spam
st
 Nov 30th, 2011
I phoned the AHA number - 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721) and spoke to a pleasant lady who kept asking for my name. All I would give out is the number they have been calling everyday and woke me up this morning. She said they would advise their marketing company to remove it but I'm not holding my breath on this.
Will Sterr
 Nov 07th, 2011
nO Message Left
Mike
 Nov 04th, 2011
No Message Left
John
 Nov 04th, 2011
Please know that the calls you are receiving are part of the American Heart Association’s Dear Neighbor campaign. We are reaching out to caring people to volunteer to send letters to their neighbors in February. If you would like to volunteer, please answer our call. Or, to have your name removed, please call (888) 355-7209. Thank you!
American Heart
 Nov 02nd, 2011
They called at 8:20am on a Saturday morning....came up as unavailable but when I called back it was the American Heart Association and I got a recording that said the office was closed, please call back and it disconnected me....If the office is closed, who the hell is calling me from their phone??
Rock1961
 Oct 15th, 2011
This is probably no less than the tenth different phone number that has come up according to most blogs i have seen as the American Heart Association. I am getting rather tired of this scam and have no intention of donating or talking to these people. If caller i.d. says you are " UNAVAILABLE " to me, then i am unavailable to you.
MATT TEXAS 1962
 Oct 06th, 2011
Please know that the calls AHA authorizes commercial fundraiser InfoCision to drill us with are often not properly announced via Caller ID. There is only so much "caring people" can stand of daily mystery calls which border on harassment, placed by a million-dollar business which keeps half or more of what it collects for its charity clients. Please don't try to claim that coaxing people to propagate your junk mail is not somehow soliciting funds.
Resident47
 Dec 29th, 2010
Please know that the calls you are receiving are part of the American Heart Association’s Dear Neighbor campaign. We are reaching out to caring people to volunteer to send letters to their neighbors in February If you would like to volunteer, please answer our call. Or, to have your name removed, please call (888) 355-7209. Thank you!
AMerican Heart
 Dec 29th, 2010
They have been calling incessantly for at least a month - even on Saturdays and Sundays! I'm not going to answer and I'm certainly not going to donate money over the phone. STOP CALLING ME!
very annoyed
 Dec 24th, 2010
The person on the other end said she was from the American Heart Association. I know charities are exempt from the DNC register but think the caller ID should identify them rather than simply "toll free". I'm also tired of getting calls near dinner time from these places--and especially so two days before Christmas when things are so busy for all of us.
J
 Dec 23rd, 2010
This # called me at 10:55am CT today (Saturday) Calling the # back gets a message saying the call cannot be completed. First time I've gotten this call.
Rickus Loganius
 Dec 18th, 2010
This is the AHA and it turns out that they have their own DNC list. They are very responsive if you call them back at this number, and will put your number on their do-not-call listing immediately. It's no big deal, it turns out, so don't stress over it... take care of it with one call of your own.
HeartSick
 Dec 13th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463" Will not contribute again!
one less sucker
 Dec 06th, 2010
At least AHA admits Akron call center gorilla InfoCision is the hired gun. But all these groups have this annoying notion that addition to the no-call lists is only binding until the next campaign. The softsoaping in the letter Linda reproduced is a little galling. The DMA and the DNC list don't apply to charities, they fail to mention. Maybe rather than "investigate this further", AHA could alter its contract with InfoCision to stop the aggressive pelting, or better yet quit hiring the damned place year upon year.

Also absent from the letter is the fact that as a commercial entity, InfoCision is expected to honor its own 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."
Resident47
 Dec 04th, 2010
You CANNOT call them after hours and have your number removed via an automated process.
E
 Dec 04th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 866-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 886-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 886-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 886-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 886-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 886-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 886-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is nonprofit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 886-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
Caller ID is Toll Free Call. It is non-profit "American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 which calls from 22 phone numbers. 800-282-0291, 866-211-1876, 866-431-5121, 866-462-5672, 866-463-3860, 866-619-5010, 866-808-2488, 886-813-2990, 866-839-9604, 866-839-9608, 866-839-9609, 866-867-4178, 877-212-5046, 877-213-2767, 877-213-5044, 877-213-5046, 877-213-5049, 877-353-1611, 877-619-1828, 886-213-2990, 888-355-7209, 888-379-2463"
Foster
 Nov 29th, 2010
This is from the American Heart Assoc. I e-mailed them to remove me from their list on Nov. 11 and, for a while, the calls stopped. Now they've started again. Here is a copy of what they sent back to me originally.


Dear ***,


Thank you for contacting the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.



The call you received appears to be part of our Dear Neighbor campaign. February is National Heart Month and kind-hearted volunteers send out letters with life-saving information about heart disease and stroke and appeals for donations. The volunteers then send us the sealed envelopes they get from their neighbors or the donations may be mailed directly to us by the donors themselves. You may read more at www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3019523

We apologize for your bad experience as it is not a true reflection of your American Heart Association. These calls are outsourced to a vendor called Infocision and we would like to investigate this further. We will remove you from the call list, and removal timeframe would be within 24-72 hours.

As extra information, the Direct Marketing Association offers an easy-to-use Mail Preference Service that can reduce the amount of mail consumers receive by as much as 80 percent by taking their names off “prospecting” lists that companies use to identify potential new customers. It’s easy to sign up at www.dmachoice.org. You can also add your telephone number to the Do Not Call registry at www.donotcall.gov.

We are committed to providing our customers with an exceptional service experience; therefore we are interested in your feedback on the quality of service you received from us in this email. Please take a moment to respond to our brief survey by clicking on the link below. The feedback received will be used to improve future service and communications provided to you. American Heart Association Survey


If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to write again or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721). We are here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thank you and have a great day.



Sincerely,


American Heart Association

National Service Center

Customer Service

www.americanheart.org

(800) AHA-USA1
Linda
 Nov 20th, 2010
Hung up
Jim
 Oct 29th, 2010
Called early in morning, left no message
Ken22
 Oct 29th, 2010
8:30am Picked up after three rings and they hung up.
If your going to bother me at least tell me who you are..
R
 Oct 29th, 2010
no one there when I answered
k
 Oct 13th, 2010
Hang-up after four rings.
Mary
 Oct 08th, 2010
american heart assoc
littleindianme
 Oct 08th, 2010
These people are pests. They call, and they call, and they cal
Sally
 Oct 04th, 2010
Tired of receiving calls from this number (888) 355-7209.
Lee
 Sep 29th, 2010
They call 2 - 3 times a day, I don't answer
Moto
 Sep 28th, 2010
This is the 4th # they've called from. Call several times every day. I will not donate to any organization that makes what I consider harrassing calls!!
jean
 Sep 28th, 2010
I donated to these folks earlier in the year. Besides the annoying phone calls they continue to ask for more donations on a monthly basis. I think the only way to stop them is to stop donating. Mayb e then they'll get the message.
Jerry W.
 Sep 24th, 2010
I agree with Chris. I have given to this organization but never again. I have followed the advice of Kat and e-mailed them and hope they finally stop calling. I swear, the most annoying part of these calls is that if you pick up and say "hello" there is a huge pause and they they say "HELLO?" as if you called them!
Karen
 Dec 29th, 2009
It's too bad there is no direct way to email the AHA; they've lost me as a donor/contributor FOREVER due to these incessant and intrusive calls--several a day for the past couple of weeks. It's like I've told a couple of other charity callers, "Even if I liked your organization or your message, you've lost me as a customer because you JUST WON'T STOP CALLING despite repeated requests for you to do so..."
chris
 Dec 24th, 2009
Having asked politely to be removed two separate times, I continued to receive about 3 calls a week from AHA. There is apparently no guarantee that you will be removed, regardless of how nicely you request it or by what means. My final solution was to use my phone software (thank you, Google) to automatically recognize and redirect calls coming from any of the 9 AHA numbers to the AHA National Center in Dallas. That means that every time they call my number, it costs the AHA center one call to their 800 number. No more annoying calls from AHA!
Rerouter
 Dec 21st, 2009
We keep gettin calls from this number on a daily basis, they are very annoying.
Randy
 Dec 10th, 2009
Apparently you CAN get them to stop their calling campaign to your number. I finally picked up with the 888-355-7209 toll free number and spoke with a gal (new to the job and VERY polite, empathetic & helpful). She verified (by reading it to me from their records) my home number she'd called and said they would respectfully remove it from their list..HOWEVER..I then requested my number removed from ALL their toll-free numbers (that are listed in the excellent post below mine from 'Kat' on 11/09/09)).

At this point she asked if I would hold for a moment to let her check w/her supervisor on how to do that. Supervisor instructed her (I could hear her in the background) to tell me they would absolutely add my number to their 'MASTER LIST' for REMOVAL. So, DO request your number removed from THAT list as to avoid further calls from their myriad other toll-free calling numbers..

(They are allowed to call even if you're registered w/the National 'Do Not Call.gov' directory because of their 'Charity Organization' status. It is a legal call, so they are NOT breaking the law regarding 'Do Not Call'. Read the page at 'Do Not Call' for the info on 'allowed' organizations..)

If you want them to stop calling and circumventing your 'blocked numbers' list, check your caller id for the numbers in that post from Kat on 11/09/09. You can then pick-up and politely request removal.

I, too, was very annoyed for several months about all the calls (and the circumventing of my blocked #'s list) but found the solution (while still being polite) very easy. Some of these people, at least w/THIS organization, are young and desperate to bring in an honest income in this horrid jobless economy. Empathy can go a long ways toward making both you and the rep's day a little more pleasant..
Wendimere
 Nov 30th, 2009
They are also calling from 1-888-355-7209. At least twice a day....aarrggh
J. Digon
 Nov 16th, 2009
No sooner do I block one number they call from another. I called AHA and asked to be taken off the calling list. So far it hasn't worked. I thought these numbers were spoofed as they were showing as toll free numbers but it's too much coincidence that I keep getting calls from numbers registered to AHA. It's two or three calls per day, including weekends, and it's been going on for a couple of months now. Enough!
P.ed Off
 Nov 15th, 2009
It is yet another number for the American Heart Association!!!!!!!
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-877-619-1828

American Heart Association calls from 17 other phone numbers:
http://whocalled.us/lookup/americanheartassociation
800-282-0291
866-431-5121
866-867-4178
866-808-2488
866-462-5672
866-463-3860
866-813-2990
886-813-2990
866-839-9604
866-839-9609
866-839-9608
877-213-2767
877-213-5044
877-213-5049
877-212-5046
877-213-5046
888-355-7209

National Center Mailing Addresses
American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1
or 1-800-242-8721

American Stroke Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas TX 75231
Phone: 1-888-4-STROKE
or 1-888-478-7653

American Heart Association Professional Membership:
1-800-787-8984
or Outside US: 1-301-223-2307

American Heart Association Instructor Network
1-877-AHA-4CPR

CEO American Heart Association: Nancy.Brown@heart.org
Director of Corporate and Media Communications: Carrie.Thacker@heart.org
Board of Directors National Officers for 2009/10:
Neil.Meltzer@heart.org
Clyde.Yancy@heart.org
William.Roach@heart.org
Debra.Lockwood@heart.org
Ralph.Sacco@heart.org

American Heart Association Dear Neighbor Campaign
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3019523
The Dear Neighbor Campaign takes place during February, American Heart Month. Volunteers are recruited in the fall- the letter kits are mailed on Jan. 15th to arrive in your home around Feb. 1st. As a volunteer, you'll be asked to return donations from your neighbors by Feb. 28th.Each volunteer kit contains easy-to-follow instructions with supplies to mail letters to everyone shown on the assignment card for your block. (You will receive everything you need to mail the letters except the stamps.) Donations are processed at a centralized bank, but are credited back to your area to benefit your local community. It's easy and rewarding to volunteer. Call 1-800-464-7142

To review or request removal of your information
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=10000023
You may review or request removal of your personal information by providing us your name, address and e-mail address to one of the following:
A. E-mailing AHA at Review.personal.info@heart.org (or)
B. Calling us at 1-800-AHA-USA1 (or)
C. Writing us at 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231
Oklahoma
 Nov 14th, 2009
To review or request removal of your information http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=10000023
You may review or request removal of your personal information by providing us your name, address and e-mail address to one of the following:
A. E-mailing AHA at Review.personal.info@heart.org (or)
B. Calling us at 1-800-AHA-USA1 (or)
C. Writing us at 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231

Your feedback is important to us. Please consult the following list so that your feedback and questions can be directed to the person who can best answer them.

National Center Mailing Addresses
American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1
or 1-800-242-8721

American Stroke Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas TX 75231
Phone: 1-888-4-STROKE
or 1-888-478-7653

American Heart Association Professional Membership:
1-800-787-8984
or Outside US: 1-301-223-2307

American Heart Association Instructor Network
1-877-AHA-4CPR

CEO American Heart Association: Nancy.Brown@heart.org
Director of Corporate and Media Communications: Carrie.Thacker@heart.org

Board of Directors National Officers for 2009/10:
Neil.Meltzer@heart.org
Clyde.Yancy@heart.org
William.Roach@heart.org
Debra.Lockwood@heart.org
Ralph.Sacco@heart.org

American Heart
http://whocalled.us/lookup/americanheart
American Heart Association calls from 9 different Phone Numbers, counting this one
866-431-5121
866-839-9604
877-213-2767
877-213-5049
877-213-5044
866-867-4178
858-795-3090
910-324-1808
888-355-7209
Kat
 Nov 09th, 2009
American Heart Association Dear Neighbor Campaign
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3019523
The Dear Neighbor Campaign takes place during February, American Heart Month. Volunteers are recruited in the fall- the letter kits are mailed on Jan. 15th to arrive in your home around Feb. 1st. As a volunteer, you'll be asked to return donations from your neighbors by Feb. 28th.Each volunteer kit contains easy-to-follow instructions with supplies to mail letters to everyone shown on the assignment card for your block. (You will receive everything you need to mail the letters except the stamps.) Donations are processed at a centralized bank, but are credited back to your area to benefit your local community. It's easy and rewarding to volunteer. Call 1-800-464-7142

To review or request removal of your information
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=10000023
You may review or request removal of your personal information by providing us your name, address and e-mail address to one of the following:
A. E-mailing AHA at Review.personal.info@heart.org (or)
B. Calling us at 1-800-AHA-USA1 (or)
C. Writing us at 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231

Your feedback is important to us. Please consult the following list so that your feedback and questions can be directed to the person who can best answer them.

National Center Mailing Addresses
American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1
or 1-800-242-8721

American Stroke Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas TX 75231
Phone: 1-888-4-STROKE
or 1-888-478-7653

American Heart Association Professional Membership:
1-800-787-8984
or Outside US: 1-301-223-2307

American Heart Association Instructor Network
1-877-AHA-4CPR

CEO American Heart Association: Nancy.Brown@heart.org
Director of Corporate and Media Communications: Carrie.Thacker@heart.org
Board of Directors National Officers for 2009/10:
Neil.Meltzer@heart.org
Clyde.Yancy@heart.org
William.Roach@heart.org
Debra.Lockwood@heart.org
Ralph.Sacco@heart.org

American Heart
http://whocalled.us/lookup/americanheart
American Heart Association calls from 9 different Phone Numbers, counting this one
866-431-5121
866-839-9604
877-213-2767
877-213-5049
877-213-5044
866-867-4178
858-795-3090
910-324-1808
888-355-7209
Kat
 Nov 09th, 2009
Called here Sunday @ 5:30--American Heart Assn Good Neighbor program. I discovered the secret of getting rid of them. I answered, there was the "automated pause," and I said "Hey, you called, a##hole, so what's up?" He clicked on--"Pardon me, I was looking for Mrs. _______, but I'll discontinue now due to inappropriate language."

SO YOU HAVE TO SWEAR AT THEM AND THEY'LL GO AWAY. I CAN DO THAT.

THEY GET GOV'T MONEY, SO THEY'LL GET NO MORE OF OURS.
A NOID
 Nov 08th, 2009
did not answer but called Sunday 2:16 PM.
sch
 Nov 08th, 2009

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