Caller type: Unknown
This particular number has been calling me constantly in
the early morning and throughout the day.
I do not answer as I am suspicious.
Now I see that it is a scam.
It was particularly annoying when I had severe sciatica
and could not get to the phone and was trying to rest.
they call constantly.
Caller name: AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster
Called AGAIN today. I was in a room with no phone (you can guess!) and didn't get there on time. Ans. machine picked up but of course no message. AT LEAST the EIGHTH call from these SCUMBAGS.
BTW, I called the "American Diabetes Association" and reamed them out yesterday. They ADMITTED THEY USE TELEMARKETERS but claimed they 'only' use those number that start with "877" area code. They did not 'register' my complaint, nor take my name or number to be REMOVED from their solicitations in the future; the rep was quite COLD, UNSYMPATHETIC and TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETIC.
THEN they gave me an 800 government number to "Report FRAUD" ***BUT*** it is ONLY relevant to Government Program Fraud such as Food Stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.; COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE for this situation. SO...What THIS tells me is that the ADA *IS* IN ON this SCAM, despite their denials.
I *have* donated to the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION in the past BUT I WILL NEVER DO SO AGAIN. Not only do they have THE LOWEST RATING POSSIBLE on Charity Navigator (a 1 out of 4 with 4 being best) but they are LIARS and THIEVES as demonstrated by this attempt to get me to just 'go away' by giving me another useless wild goose chase to pursue.
Did you know their CEO makes MILLIONS of $???
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION is a SCAM, itself.
Caller name: "UNAVAILABLE" on Caller ID not LEGIT enough to display
Caller type: Unknown
FOURTH NUMBER and over the SIXTH CALL from numbers in this 'series' in the last few days.
855-244-5107 (TWICE) and
These are **NOT REAL** **NOT LEGIT** NUMBERS (according to phone service tracer Mr. Number) SO THESE ARE **NOT** LEGIT "Charity" calls - not matter WHAT name they use. THESE ARE SCAMS.
Besides, if you give to ANY charity that uses telemarketing, 85-98% of your donation will go to the TELEMARKETERS and NOT the so-called CHARITY. AND, you name/number goes in a DATABASE that is SOLD and EXCHANGED HUNDREDS OF TIMES and you will be INUNDATED with these calls.
IN THE CASE OF SCAMS - LIKE THIS ONE - 100% goes to the TELEMARKETER/SCAMMER! SO **NEVER** GIVE TO 'Cold-Callers' - UNKNOWN, UNVERIFIABLE PHONE SOLICITERS!!!
NEVER, EVER GIVE MONEY - OR ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OF ANY KIND - TO **ANYONE** OVER THE PHONE, unless YOU KNOW the caller and/or YOU called THEM.
BEST not to even answer these calls.
Caller: SCAMMER PRETENDING TO BE A CHARITY
Call Type: Telemarketer/SCAMMER/FRAUDSTER/THEIF