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About (202) 234-**** Phone Numbers
Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 1994.While 2022343930 was originally issued by the company above in the location mentioned, the owner of the phone number (202) 234-3930 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
User Complaints for 202-234-3930
Caller name: PDR2
Caller: Professional fundraiser calling on behalf of various non-profits (avoid them).
Last year we donated to our local public television station (WTTW) and the caller asked for us by name, mentioned the amount and month of last year's donation, and insisted on getting another donation before WTTW's fiscal year was over. He started out with a suggestion of $100 (we don't have any money). Reading from a series of scripts, he then went down in increments of $25 all the way down to $25. It doesn't matter. We still don't have any money to donate to any non-profit, no matter how worthy. I was patient with him but told him multiple times and in no uncertain terms that we have no money to give. Period. He repeatedly implied that all programming on WTTW would cease because I wouldn't donate -- which was quite comical.
Now that I know that this is an outside organization soliciting on behalf of WTTW and other non-profits, I am furious because you KNOW that those solicitors always take a piece of the action.
The Share Group, Inc. seems to be the solicitor behind these calls and some people suspect they take 50% (or more) of the money you donate to whatever non-profit they're calling about. Wow.
What can you do? Give DIRECTLY to non-profit organizations that you research and choose. Do not go through these professional fundraisers. Add them to your phone's address book under DO NOT ANSWER or block the number if you can.
If you tell them to stop calling you, make a note of the day/time of that request. If they call back after that, they are violating your request and can be reported to www.donotcall.gov.
P.S. I am furious at WTTW for giving these clowns my name, number, and donation history -- and I just wrote them a message to that effect telling them that I may never donate again because of this transgression.
Caller name: PDR2 / Share Group
Have been receiving multiple calls daily from this number for the past two weeks. I had been simply ignoring them as caller i.d. came up PDR2, which is unknown to me, and no one ever leaves a message.
Last week when I called backed (from my blocked landline) an automated message identified them as Share Group. Apparently, they are fundraisers (or claim to be) but I give *directly* to a select number of organizations I feel are worthy and would never use a 3rd party to make a donation of any kind.
Today's first call, at 9:03 on a Sunday morning, was really pushing it. A second call one hour later was the last straw so I added them to my blocked numbers list.
(See comments from user "Hmmmmm" above, at May 6th 2012)
Caller name: PD2
I have been called by this number 14 times in less than one month. In one instance they identified themselves as the Sierra Club to the unsuspecting family member who answered my phone.(I have been ignoring these calls). I also have left two messages that in no uncertain terms told them I did not want my number to remain on their call list. They just keep calling.
I may have to buy a phone that will simply block this number. Morons.
Caller name: DC, USA
They call 2x or more a day, never leave a message. I told them I am on the DNC list. After I told them that and hung up, they called back within 2 minutes and called 2x more that day. After that, they increased the # of times that they call which unfortunately, can be until 9 pm. In addition, I attempted to call them back again to reinforce that I want them to stop calling. However, the call won't go through as they block you from calling them back. I have filed a FTC DNC complaint each time they call, however I wish that there were a way you could access the FTC's database to see how many complaints have been filed against this number. There are several web sites dedicated to people such as myself who are being harassed by 202-234-3930. Someone has to do something and stop them from harassing everyone.
Caller name: PDT2
I started getting calls from these a**holes recently, but not anymoe.
With my ViaTalk VOIP service, I just login to the control panel, find one of their calls in my call logs (which go all the way back to October 21, 2008) and click on Routing Options. There I can choose from any of these:
BUSY always gets a busy signal
BLOCKED "This number is blocked"
BLACKLISTED "This number is blacklisted"
STOPCALLING "This number is blacklisted. Please stop calling. You are not welcome here"
VOICEMAIL goes directly to voicemail & I have it set to just email the recording to me and discard the message
DISCONNECTED the 3 usual beep tones for a disconnected number, followed by "The number you have dialed is no longer in service. Please check the number and dial again"
FORWARD to any number I want, e.g. the FTC, FCC, any police department, a toll-free phone s*x line
AUTHENTICATE - The caller will be prompted to enter a series of numbers to confirm that it is a real caller and not an automated dialing system.
and my favorite:
LONG RING - The new LONGRING option plays a ringing tone to the caller for an indefinite period of time (but never bothers me by ringing my phone) HELPS TO WASTE THEIR TIME!
I can also Route by Caller ID Name
This feature allows you to block incoming calls based on the Caller ID name received.
Any - Block a call with Pattern appearing in the caller ID anywhere.
Blocks: "Cell Phone NY", "George's Cell"
Exact - Block a call only if the exact Pattern appears in the Caller ID.
Ex: Cell Phone
Blocks: "Cell Phone NY", "Mom's Cell Phone"
Does not block: "Cellular Phone", "Cell NY", "Cell NY Phone"
and I can Block Invalid Callers
Block Numbers That Start With 0
Block any incoming call with a telephone number starting with 0.
Block Invalid US Number
If your caller's telephone number is less than 10 digits and is not a valid US phone number (IE: 45678, 1-111-111-1111, 51, etc.) the call will be blocked if this feature is active. Be aware that this will prevent all international callers (excluding Canada) from calling you if you have this feature active.
Anonymous Call Routing has all of these options:
LongRing: plays a ringing tone to the caller for an indefinite period of time.
Authenticate: The caller will be prompted to enter a series of numbers to confirm that it is a real caller and not an automated dialing system.
Voicemail: The caller will be sent directly to your voicemail.
Busy: The caller will hear a busy signal.
Blocked: The caller will hear a recording informing them they are blocked.
Long Ring: The caller will hear a ringing tone indefinitely.
Disabled: Anonymous calls are not restricted at all.
I think I can override some Anonymous Call Routing by using the Caller ID Pattern Matching rules mentioned above for calls that specifically say "Private", "Unknown", "Not Available", etc., but I'm not sure; I haven't tested that recently, nor asked ViaTalk about it.
I can also have all non-blocked calls ring my wireless at the same time as my landline, in case an important call comes in and I'm not at home, This also prevents burglars from casing my home by calling just to see if anyone answers. If I want, I can specify SIMULRING for only calls from certain numbers.
If I don't want to hear from anyone, I can turn on "Do Not Disturb" either manually or pre-scheduled for certain hours of the day.
As you might have guessed, I love the features offered by ViaTalk.