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The FCC has temporarily halted 7 minor unprofitable boiler rooms who will receive a slap on the wrist and be back at it within a few days. In the meantime the calls will continue since they are making money with what is called a CNAM revenue-sharing program through companies like http://www.telephonemanagement.net and http://www.CallerID4U.com
In their own words: 'Every day your company makes thousands of outbound phone calls. Every one of those calls generates revenue for many companies, why not yours? Our CNAM revenue-sharing program helps you make money every time a Caller ID request is made by a phone carrier. A high-traffic call center can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars a day to phone carriers by allowing them to charge for access to your own data.'

You can now see why the criminals keep calling even though they know you won't fall for their scam. They are making money even if you don't answer the phone. If someone does make the mistake of answering the phone and falling for their con then it is just icing on the cake for them.

What To Do When You Get an Illegal Robocall; http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/robocalls
1. Hang Up. Do not press 1 or any other numbers to get off the list and NEVER call them back
2. Consider blocking the number or on a cell phone add it to a contact list and assign NO ring tone
3. Report it at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints
4. Report it at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
5. People should continually file complaints with their Attorney Generals office
Register your phone numbers online at http://www.donotcall.gov or call 888-382-1222 (must call from # you want removed).

There is a blog site that has information on one of these operations: http://telemarketerspam.wordpress.com
Antone Bacardi
 Feb 04th, 2013
Got my call at 6:52 pm. Didn't pick up.
ingrid
 Jan 30th, 2013
Automated message left spam ad on my phone advertising for unidentified lawyer's office. Phone number is on Do Not Call registry, although as a cell phone it doesn't need to be; calling a cell phone with an auto dialer is automatically illegal even if the number isn't manually registered as Do Not Call. Reported to FTC via donotcall.gov complaint form. I suggest others do the same.

Message was:

"If you or a loved one has suffered from blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, or even a stroke after taking the medication Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, press 1 now. You may be entitled to financial compensation. Press 1 now to speak with a representative, or press 9 to be removed."

Calling a mobile phone using an automatic dialer is a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (47 USC ยง 227), as is failing to identify the caller, and failing to honor the Do Not Call registry. This caller is breaking multiple laws, and you should not accept their calls.
Mike T.
 Jan 30th, 2013
I got this call on my cell to be in a lawsuit for a number of issues. I am on the Do Not Call list. Am filing a complaint.
Melanie
 Jan 30th, 2013
Call from 909-502-2350 was recording from a "consumer protection group" offering to let me in on a lawsuit if I had health problems from taking Yaz. Company name not identified. Pressed 9 to be removed from list.
Filing FCC complaint... tired of robocalls on cell phone on DNC list!!!
Jack
 Jan 30th, 2013
I am on the DNC just got a call from 909-502-2350. dead on the other end.
Sher
 Jan 29th, 2013
Didnt say so I call back i call back in 4 d so I call back in 4 different times I got busy dial tone
rabbit
 Jan 29th, 2013
Didn't know the number
Gee
 Jan 29th, 2013
Assumed a telemarketer, didn't pick up
Ryan
 Jan 29th, 2013
Surely a scam, I didn't pick up
f
 Jan 29th, 2013
Same # called me today...i tried to call it back but it just rings fast busy...
sam
 Jan 29th, 2013
robocall recording offering to lower the interest rates on my credit cards. Call 855-475-2195 if interested. SCAM ALERT.
jj
 Jan 29th, 2013
I think the beginning of the message said it was about ocella, the voice mail said you may be elligable for financial compensation.
Kim
 Jan 29th, 2013
On my cell phone which is on the DNC. All I heard was "if you want to be removed from this list press 9"
phk
 Jan 29th, 2013
Call from 909-502-2350 was recording from a "consumer protection group" offering to let me in on a lawsuit if I had health problems from taking Yaz. Company name not identified. Pressed 9 to be removed from list.
Kitten
 Jan 29th, 2013

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