I used to live in Hawaii, now I live in Utah, and this number keeps calling me and 1 or 2 in the morning. How do I get them to stop?
I got abusive, misleading, and threatening calls from these knuckleheads. They have been charged with violations by the FTC - do a little internet research - here are some links -http://www.pharrgym.com/rri_collection_agency.htmhttp://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/336/RipOff0336229.htmAlso, I contacted the NYS attorney General's office, the FTC and the BBB myself. If they harrass you, please do the same.Their proper name in Rawlins and Rivera, their licensed was revoked and they were fined.
Appears to be telemarketer
Prank caller. Threatening.
Sent me a text saying "!!ALERT!!" Honollu City & County Employees has limited your account pending verifications. Contact us NOW at
Sent text with this phone number as part of a scam to get me to call and give out my bank information.
This company is now calling Canada, on residential lines and cell phones. Both my cell phone and residential numbers are on the National Do Not Call List - yet I have received several calls from this company. Call display shows the number as 000-000-0000. Same automated message with the cruise captain and promise of tickets. The automated message also says that it is a "Public Service Announcement". Figured I would press any random number to get through to a real person. When I got through, I asked for the company name. All I got was "Answer Solutions". Then the operator hung up on me. Good enough for me to report these f**kers.
Now they are calling Canada, but, somehow they are able to manipulate the call display, cuz all that shows is 000-000-0000. Same schtick though...BS cruise to the Bahamas for answering a bunch of questions. Went through the ordeal so that i could get a hold of a human and garner some info. Operator would not give me his name. Told me company name is "Answer Solutions" and that's it. He refused to give me a call back number and told me to go to their website (answersolutions.net) if i wanted any more info. Gonna drop this one into the hands of our equivalent to the FTC(the CRTC), since i'm on our National Do Not Call List and see what comes of it. Good detective work... No2scammers..Maybe i'll pass your post on with my complaint.
Received the exact same automated call offering me 2 free cruise tickets today. It's a con. You don't have to listen to the questions - just press any old series of phone buttons, I pressed '0' 10 times. I got a young male - "operator "3755" - refused to tell me his name or where their company was located and he constantly pressured me for personal information. He said the company was on the West Coast, the male 'supervisor' of the boiler room told me the company was located on the East Coast. Just like the other posters report, the 'supervisor' refused to provide me with the company's address, location, or telephone number. The smooth-talking 'supervisor' claimed that because they are an 'in-bound' call center (you have to push buttons on the phone to be connected to them), they are therefore not subject to Telemarketing law which requires disclosure upon request. That's a new twist! I doubt that is true. "Answer Solutions" uses high-pressure tactics to attempt to obtain personal information and to close the sale: "Do you want the free cruise or not?" "If you aren't going to co-operate, I will put your telephone number on the do not call list." (like they are punishing me!) Presumably, they will want a credit card number to cover 'incidental' expenses. Or they will pass your personal information along to the real boiler room hard sales con artists for later contact. Found their address on web (answersolutions.net). The domain name, however, is on a 2006 list of expired website names. The old webpages can be retrieved via Google. (answersolutions.net) The old website claims they are located in Located in Dover, DE. However, the address is Brick, NJ *Answering Solutions is a division of All American TeleServices. Brick, NJ 08723 Phone #: 732-475-4438, Fax # 866-456-0255. I found complaints about this company on several different websites. I contacted the Massachusetts Attorney General office; I am attempting to file a complaint via the very slow FTC on-line complaint form. I also filed a complaint with http://www.asta.org - American Society of Travel Agents. Thank you for posting your complaint! Clearly this is an active con going on all across the US.
I just got a call from an automated system that greeted me with "This is your captain!" and told me I would win a trip to the Bahamas if I answered ten questions. I figured it was a scam, but I decided to see what the questions were and see if I could find any information to report to authorities. They were random market research sounding questions which didn't seem too personal, so I answered them. Then it forwarded me to an operator so I could give her my name. Instead, I asked her for her name but she was not allowed to give it to me. So, she offered to get me a supervisor and I accepted. The supervisor would not give me her name. She said the company name was Answer Solutions. She said that they were doing work for a travel agency and a market research company, but would not tell me the names of those businesses. She would not give me any phone numbers to call back with. She would not even tell me which state she is located in. They kept offering to take my name off the list, and I couldn't get any information out of them, so I eventually requested that they do so.
This is a Scavenger Debt Collector!!!! Beware, even if they have the wrong number they STILL call and harass you! The pieces of crap need to get a clue and understand MY phone number is not connected to the person they are trying to collect from. I am now in the process of filing a formal complaint against this company!
calls on my cell phone. I don't answer because it uses up my minutes.
At work the BOAT horn BLARES in our ears. This call has been made up to 3 times a day. It's annoying in a business setting
I got a call this morning, it was what woke me up! Since I don't answer calls from phone numbers that I don't recognize, I didn't answer. But I've got two calls from this number and I'm getting very annoyed.
At work the BOAT horn BLARES in our ears. This call has been made up to 3 times a day. It's annoying in a business setting - but who would ever NOT believe it was a Time-Warner Co? Thanks again TW.
This idiot Sam Stevens needs a serious Job...
Called me at home at 12:29pm, I never answer my phone unless its family or doctors office. I changed my number about 1 year ago, I put it on the DO NOT CALL list as well as I paid extra to have it unlisted. SO HOW DID THESE PEOPLE GET MY NUMBER!!!!!!!!!! Is my phone company doing its job keeping my number private?.....NOT!!!! Guess I will be giving them a call next....I HATE THE PHONE! If I didnt live so far out in the boonies I wouldnt have one. But I have kids and need it for emergency use! And if someone in the government is reading these complaints, please tighten the security on our phone privacy....The unwanted calls for people on Do Not Call list and those who have an "UNLISTED" number are still getting our numbers!!!!!!! This MUST stop!!!!
Really, there's a new level in hell for these idiots. I can't imagine a worse job. Blocked the number through my phone service :p
The caller is a collection agengy looking for Ian Helm. I am not Ian Helm. Further, my number is not his number. When I called back the number the caller left, they were very nasty
This is a collection agency number. I am NOT Ian Helm - yet he persists on giving out my number as his and he is a Dead Beat apparently. These people called me and they are nasty. I called back to say this is a business number and they had the wrong number and they were nasty and wanted to know why I hadn't returned their last 5 calls.
I'm on that do not call list also and I still get calls like this. I've never had this much problem with companies calling intil I got DSL at my home.
this number called at 10pm do not know what they wanted.. but at that time very annoying.....
I don't want a cruise--leave us alone.
they call and do not speak. been on nat. do not call list for months.
1 (808) 457-8285 called me at work and did not leave a message, Does anyone know who this is?
i am on the do not call list
Win an all-inclusive trip to the Bahamas. I HATE getting these calls on my cell phone!!!!!!!!
Received the call and figured if I answered the questions I would get to talk with someone. When I finally got to a live person, I asked the name of the company and where they were located. I was told by "operator 7558" that they are Answer Solutions and located on the east coast. He told me that is all that he is allowed to say. Would not give me a number for me to call back, of course. When I told him that I would really like a bit more info, in order to have something to give to my state's attorney general he (laughably) told me that the attorney general only deals with "sickness and stuff, not travel" (?!?) and immediately hung up on me. Yeah, before I got the chance to set him straight on what the attorney general does. Darn!
I am on the DNC list. I update it every 2 years (like your supposed to)I got a missed call from this number and it was busy for a while and then when I do get through it tells me that I have an "incorrect code or ext".... WHAT?My husband is active Duty Military and I thought it was someone calling from the base in HI..... Obviously not the case.
free cruise passes
looked up the phone number--didnt answer like everyone else here---looks like i made the right decision!! i am on the national no call list--so what the heck!!??
how can we get these people back? it was almost 10 pm when they called!!
btw--you can also register your cell phone numbers on the national do not call--i had to do this because the car warranty "people" have called my cell twice in 4 days!!
a friend of mine said dont answer when you dont know the number--they check to see if a "real" person answers and after that the calls INCREASE!!
STARTED WITH A CRUISE SHIP HORN.
SAID IT WAS THE CAPTAIN OF A CRUISE SHIP,ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS TAKE A 10 QUESTION SURVEY. THE QUESTIONS WAS AUTOMATED. IT ASKED IF YOUR A MALE OR FEMALE, AGE GROUP, HOMEOWNER OR RENT, SEPTIC TANK OR CITY SEWER, WHEN YOU GO TO THE GROCERY STORE DO YOU USE A CREDIT CARD, DEBIT OR CHECK. ETC... THE ONLY INFO THEY GOT WAS MY NAME AND NUMBER. THEY SAID A TRAVEL AGENT WILL BE CONTACTING ME WITHIN 2 DAYS. JUST WONDERED WHAT TO SAY TO THEM WHEN THEY CALL BACK. BIG PILE OF CRAP!!!!!
Recorded voice trying to sell a cruise. Starts with a particularly annoying boat horn. Has made multiple calls to my work phone.
Same as posted above...I could not even get to the survey part, It did not reconize my tones when pressed. I too am on the DNC list.
Received another call from this number last night. No message. Tried to return but got busy signal 3X, and then a message telling me the number was wrong and check it, etc. Had a feeling it was an internal message to get me to stop calling. My number is unlisted. I use Time Warner for my phone service.
I received a call from this # last night but did not answer. They left no message. I dial it today and got a busy signal 3X. The last time I dialed I got a message telling me the # I dialed was incorrect, and please check the # or code...etc. Maybe I'll answer next time. My number is unlisted.
I have been getting calls from this number and other 808 numbers since May! I've never answered, but did a google search to see who it is and found this site. I figured it was a telemarketer.
received call on home phone 07.03.2008 @9:12pm cdt. yeeha...won a free trip. WHATEVER! don't you have to update do not call list every 5 years or so? i'm on national and state(tx).
number is scam. full of s**t.......
They've been calling since May! I've never answered. Was once a month, but got a call two days in a row just now. So annoying!
Called. My answering machine answered. Caller hung up. I called the caller 11 times. It was always busy.
Called home phone and both cell phones,left no info
I didn't recognize the number and so didn't pick up. I googled the number and discovered all these other omplaints!
i got a call from a "captain" on a boat saying that if i answer 10 simple questions i would win 2 tickets to a cruise to the bahamas then when i was done they took me name and zip code down. scam?
this number has been calling me repeatedly for a few months now. i am on the do not call list
It has to be a scam. The operater said he "couldn't really tell me what cruise line or anything about the offer, I would get more information later"
Automated call regarding cruise line
I didn't recognize the number and so didn't pick up. I googled the number and discovered all these other 38 complaints!
called, just hung up
I just got a random call on my cell phone and I didn't answer it and I tried sending a text message and tried calling it back, no message was left.
called my cell phone
automated say you will win cruse to bahamas if you answer 10 questions. I pressed 0 for each answer. then i got a live person who wanted my address. I told him to put me on the do not call list
wiil not stop
keeps calling and no one is on the line.
Called 10.30pm. Very irritating.
Calls, no message. Assume solicitor.
Telemarketer called cellphone.
Called saying I could win a free cruise trip for 2 if I answered 10 questions. Fishy...
ANNOYING DO NOT STOP CALLING
Computerized system tries to convince home owner that a free cruise awaits for answering 10 computerized questions. Very shady, very annoying.
Did not leave message. I just returned from a vacation. I wonder if they sold my info.
1-808-457-8285Call starts with a ridiculous ship-horn sound effect then a hokey "Ahoy!" recording.Our number is on the do not call list - updated and verified, by the way.I'd be happy if they quite calling me against our wishes.
had my phone off when they called and they left a 2 second voicemail where i couldnt understand anything it was just a bunch of jurgen... this was the second time they have called the first time was about a month ago i didnt answer and no voicemail was left
Didn't leave a message...
I do not wish to receive unsolicited telemarketing calls on my telephone.
calls business line w/cruise ticket offers...no way to opt out, no mention of how to stop the calls
call and not leave message
Automated - "This is your captian speaking...") They call all the time!!
Calls at least every month. An unwelcome number.
this is a company "answer solutions" surveying and offering free trip to nassau bahamas. you need to answer ten questions then get prompted to an operator who wants your name or will forward you to the do not call list. i will now see if i get more calls from this company. i am all a national do not call list but apaprently they ignore such things.
Received call few minutes ago - answered survey, but didn't give all correct answers, and no personal stuff. I then tried the website they said to go to to claim 2 free cruise tickets - couldn't get there. Was told someone would call in next 48 - 72 hours - doubt they will. I was never asked for a credit card #, etc.
at least once a month to my cell phone. Offers vacation
when i answered, no voice, as if someone is listening, then a busy signal. i tried to call back many times and the line is always budsy.
This needs to stop!
Offers a cruise.
called a 24 hour emergency number and did not leave message. Had to leave a wedding to check on computer systems at my company.
Calls me often
A scam that offers a free cruise and sends you to a website full of viruses.
they called my cell phone
Have indicated to stop calling, keep getting the "free cruise" calls. This is a business.
on my cell phone
They call about twice a day, everyday since I had this phone # and they leave no message
cruise trip offer
rings in, disconnects when answered.
I am on the do not call list.The above number attempted to call my cell phone on June 26, 08 at 7:33 pst.
Correction.....I am not sure who is the owner of 8084578255 originating from hawaii.I misread the comments above this complaint box and see now that the renfro corp is also complaining about the above unknown caller.I am on the do not call list.
6/26/2008i JUST recieved my cell phone on june23.[a few days ago] only a small handfull of close friends and relatives know the phone number. i do not recognize this number, and no information was left on my phone.- this was on a cell phone that uses prepaid cards, so for me to even pick up wastes my minutes and money. on someone i dont want calling me in the first place.
Imperial Magesty Cruise Lines 800-441-6858
I am on the do not call list. I received a call from 8084578285 on June 26,08 at 7:33 PST. I did not answer the call and no message was left.
Have received this message (Automated - "This is your captian speaking...")roughly 15 times, even after I selected to be taken off the list.
Calls my cell phone. Starts off with "This is your captain speaking..." Some sort of "free" cruise offer.
Solicition to Business is not acceptable. This company has automated system set up to try and con you into a scam.
This number randomly calls my phone every week or two. Never leaves message.
They have called me twice. The first time I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. Yesterday they called again and I picked up, but no one was there.
nedd to know owners info
Same complaint as above, fake giveaway of tickets.
Wish I had known, naively gave them my cell phone.
Okay if I had known this was a site for people to sell my something.... I would not have bothered! Grrr face to you people running this site. Shame on you!
Same here in Arizona - same number offering two free tickets for a cruise if answered questions, called number back recording said not a good number, called again and it was busy. I put my number on the National Do Not Call List, so I am going to report the number. Grrrr Face!
Has called twice in the last couple of days -- I didn't pick up. Have had several of these kinds of calls lately -- also had one from a Vermont area code and when I called back it was a disconnected number (
Same as others. It was a recording offering 2 boarding passes to cruise for doing a poll. Called around 4 pm on a tuesday.
same type of call "Vulture" reports down below. i got a recorded message saying "we'll give you 2 boarding passes on a cruise if you stay on the line and answer our opinion poll."
Pretty much a marketing call. Waste of my time.....
Trying to give away cruise to Bahamas if you answer questions
called before 9:00AM which is illegal in NC.