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Phone number: 866-288-2780 The number is a Toll Free number

Around 52% of people reported it as "Scammer/Fraudster".
You are the 25th person to search for it here.The number has a total of 93 complaints filed against it.
Latest people reported the number as that of "Bill Russell, Associate for Mr. Russell"

Anonymous
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Have received numerous calls saying that I have wine a Ford SUV or other prize. Always get a message if I try to return the call. Assume it is some type of scam.

The caller was identified as a Bill Russell
Reported 3rd, Apr. 2014.
Richard
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Dodge Durango (or one of 3 other prizes) "winner" here. Same spiel, registered online or at a local mall, supposedly sent paperwork in the mail but I never responded, and "this is not a solicitation or sales call"

Yeah, right.

The caller was identified as a Simone McCall
Reported 7th, Apr. 2014.
Philip
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I received a call from Christina Lee (831-920-6621) asking for my name and repeated my mailing address. She said we won a 2013 Ford Explorer or 1 of 3 other prizes. Apparently I had entered some contest 6 months prior. I was told I was definitely a winner and needed to contact my "prize director" , Mr. Russell , by calling 1-866-288-2780 as soon as possible. The Caller ID was for a local # 831-920-6621.

The caller was identified as an Unknown
Reported 9th, Apr. 2014.
Clark
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Same as above. Woman left a message with exact same spiel from 831-920-6621, only difference used name of Monica Scott.

Thanks everyone for the warning.

The caller was identified as a Monica Scott
Reported 9th, Apr. 2014.
gaius baltar
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message left on answering machine:

Mr <Baltar> at <my address>, this is Dianne Foster, assistant to Mr Russel. As a result of entering some lottery/.contest I have won a 2014 Ford Explorer. They sent me document and I never responded, this phone call will be their last attempt to contact me (oh noes - the urgency) I should call them at 1-866-288-2780.

The caller was identified as a Dianne Foster
Reported 12th, Apr. 2014.
Anonymous
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Received a call stating I definitely won 1 of 4 prizes: ford explorer, etc but have to go to Marina, Ca to claim, after speaking with Bill Russell. Gave me the same 866-288-2780 phone number to call. I googled this number and here we are.
They claim I filled out a sweepstakes entry, which I never do so I figured it was something like what this appears to be.....

The caller was identified as a unknown
Reported 16th, Apr. 2014.
Willy Wayne
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She left a message saying my online or at the mall entry to win a 2014 Ford Explorer or two other prices had been selected. (Wow, I haven't even entered) She stated that this was not a sales or solicitation but that I had definitely won. ( Oh really) She continued by say that I had not yet responded to the mailing they had sent to my house and that this would be their final attempt to reach me.(Boy I sure hope so)
Don't call these people, it's a scam!!!

The caller was identified as a Diana Foster
Reported 17th, Apr. 2014.
Willy Wayne
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She left a message saying my online or at the mall entry to win a 2014 Ford Explorer or two other prices had been selected. (Wow, I haven't even entered) She stated that this was not a sales or solicitation but that I had definitely won. ( Oh really) She continued by say that I had not yet responded to the mailing they had sent to my house and that this would be their final attempt to reach me.(Boy I sure hope so)
Don't call these people, it's a scam!!!

The caller was identified as a Diana Foster
Reported 17th, Apr. 2014.
Cathy
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Looks like they've made it to California now! There sure are a lot of people winning cars, aren't there? Same spiel already noted by many others. Thanks to you all for confirming my suspicions, although it would have been nice to receive a new car . . .

The caller was identified as a Diane Foster
Reported 24th, Apr. 2014.
Doug
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I got pretty much the same as everyone on here, except it offered a 2014 Ford Explorer. I've called that number repeatedly - no one ever returned a call. This Bill Russell character sounds flakey when u listen to his announcement.
Glad that I came to this site, it's a scam

The caller was identified as a Diane Foster
Reported 25th, Apr. 2014.
Anonymous
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received a voicemail from Diane Foster saying that I had won either a Ford Explorer or some other prize from a contest that I entered online or at a mall, and that they had mailed me documentation, but had not heard from me.
Said that this was their final attempt to reach me, and that I should call to claim my prize asap.
Claimed that this was not a sales call :)

I did not receive any "documentation" in the mail

The caller was identified as a Diane Foster assistant to Mr Russell
Reported 29th, Apr. 2014.
Diane Uselmann
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My story, much the same as all the above stories only some of the names were changed. I actually talked with 2 people, Simone and Christian. Never Bill. I too should have known better but I think we all "dream" occasionally right? The first clue is that they never tell you the company they work for and they can't tell you how you won. I really don't know how they get away with this and for such a long time. I can't believe I continued calling. Glad i finally checked on line and it's amazing to me how many people they called and for how long they've gotten away with it. I'm through with it other than sending thoughts of bad karma their way any time I think of the names Bill Russell, Christian and Simone.

The caller was identified as a Bill Russell, Christian and Simone
Reported 1st, May. 2014.
Anonymous
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Received a call from (914) 653-5000, which Caller ID shows as "Hometown Media." I did not answer but received a message on our machine from a Simone McCall, "Mr. Russell's Assistant," stating that I had won a contest for a 2014 Ford Explorer or one of three other prizes. She said that this was not a solicitation and that I had "in fact" won. She also said that they had mailed information to my home address, but had not heard back, and that this was their last attempt.

~> She used my *maiden* name (RED FLAG) and stated my street address.

She said to call back at "toll free" (866) 288-2780 as soon as possible to claim my prize. For giggles, I tried back two days later, today. A voicemail answered stating that I had reached "Bill Russell, Prize Manager" (no company name - RED FLAG), who was out of the office but would make it in to the office on Tuesday, May 13th at 11:30am. The message said that if you were calling in reference to claiming a prize, you should leave your phone number and the correct spelling of your name. I'm considering calling back to tomorrow to see if they just keep changing the voicemail message.

I have not entered any contests in recent history. Top that with the fact that I've been married for a long time and do not use my Maiden name. So, either I have a Fairy God Mothers flitting around entering me in contests in hopes of brightening my future with some prize money, or this is some sort of shady business. I just haven't yet figured out exactly what they are getting out of it, other than confirming your information for future solicitations??

The caller was identified as a Simone McCall (Mr. Russell's Assistant)
Reported 12th, May. 2014.
marilyn
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Message on my answering machine said that I had won a Ford Explorer 2014, from a contest I entered at a shopping mall. I have never entered a contest at a shopping mall. He said they had trying to reach me by mail, but to no avail. This guy is a scammer. I was asked to call back to receive the prize, and that I had definitely won. I googled the number and found all the complaints. It just sounded fishy. It was!

The caller was identified as a Scott Russel
Reported 13th, May. 2014.
Paul
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Same exact message:

"This message is for <name> at <address>. Hi my name is Monica Scott, I'm Mr. Russel's assistant. I'm giving you a call in regards to an entry form that was submitted either on line or at a local shopping mall. It was to any brand new 2014 Ford Explorer vehicle or one of three more prizes. This contest is now officially over and your ticket entry has been selected as a winner. Congratulations. We have sent you some documents out in the mail to your home address but we did not receive a response back. This will be our final attempt. This is not a sales nor solicitation call. This is something you definetely have won. What you need to do is give us a call back as soon as possible. You can reach us at toll free 1 866 288 2780. We look forward to speaking with you. Thank you and congratulations."

Needless to say, I didn't call back.

The caller was identified as a MONICA SCOTT
Reported 27th, May. 2014.
Amy
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They're still doing this!!

The caller was identified as a 866-288-2780
Reported 30th, May. 2014.
Anonymous
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Phone call came in from a "Lisa Martin" claiming she worked for Bill Russell. We had won a new Ford Explorer by entering either an online entry or one from the mall. She claimed it was not a fraud or an attempt for a sales solicitation. Seeing all these complaints here, makes me think this is a scam.

The caller was identified as a Lisa Martin
Reported 31st, May. 2014.
Alex
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Same as the last post.
Just wondering, whom have they scammed and out of what?
What's the reason they are doing this?

The caller was identified as a Lisa Martin
Reported 4th, Jun. 2014.
Anonymous
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Woman said she was Mr. Russel's assistant. Said I won a 2014 Ford Explorer. To claim prize, she said to call a toll free number she left. Also "assured" that this was not a sales call, something we defiantly won. Will not be calling the number back.

CID #:19142056350
CB #: Toll free 18662882780

The caller was identified as a Caller ID shows unknown but name in message is Monica Scott
Reported 26th, Jun. 2014.
JJ
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Was also called by this scam, and did much investigation. it seems to be that so many people have won ford explorers, that the Ford Motor Co must supply them with 100 's of cars. this was way to easy to be a scam, and checked online and was comforted by the fact that this has been going on for some time, and they are now working there way east.....Please be careful..........

The caller was identified as a NONE just Phone number
Reported 2nd, Jul. 2014.
Anonymous
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914-205-6350 is the caller ID incoming, told me to call back to the 866 number, same story, same Mr. Russell, when I wouldn't confirm my marital status - since they only want married people for time share scams - she hung up on me. I'm reporting this to the AGs office.

The caller was identified as a Prize communications 914-205-8350 incoming number
Reported 5th, Jul. 2014.
Stephanie
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Got a call tonight from Michelle Williams (funny how all their names are so generic) who told me that I had registered to win a Ford Explorer or one of three other prizes. She also mentioned that I had done so either at a local shopping center or on-line. This person said that my entry had been selected, that they had already sent me documentation that I had failed to complete and return, so it was imperative that I return their call.

This message was left on my voice mail. The caller had my name and address and told me that I was definitely a winner and congratulated me. Yippee!!!

The caller was identified as a Unknown caller
Reported 18th, Jul. 2014.
Deb
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Stating I had won a 2014 Ford Explorer or one of 4 other prizes and to please call them back

The caller was identified as a Associate for Mr. Russell
Reported 3rd, Aug. 2014.
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