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Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 2009.While 9167401723 was originally issued by the company above in the location mentioned, the owner of the phone number (916) 740-1723 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
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HOW TO THROTTLE BOGUS CALLS (updated 03/21/2012)
Ok, here's a solution if your phone has a contacts list--it works quite well on my iPhone, which allows unlimited phone numbers for any contact.
Step 1, create a contact named something like these names
IGNORE JUNK CALL
Step 2, select a SILENT ring type for this contact. Or, select a distinctly unusual ring tone like
This lets you know if a repeat caller is on the line, but I prefer the silence myself. My iPhone lights up showing the caller ID, even though I have a silent ring.
Step 3. Enable CALLER ID to be displayed for incoming calls that are made to your phone. It's a pity these stealth calls UNKNOWN, or OUT OF AREA, or their ilk, can't be blocked by any phone I know about. My iPhone won't let me put these names where the phone number field is entered.
So, what you do is to put the phone numbers of all bogus and scam callers that contact you, or try to call you, in this special contact.
Also, unless you recognize a toll free number owner, let all calls of this type go unanswered, and if no
voicemail is left, add the Caller ID (their phone number) into the IGNORE JUNK CALL contact.
Also add any other bogus calls
you get or know about, well they go in this contact too.
This may mean also all callers that don't leave a voice mail, or are soliciting you for services or products who you don't have a business relation with. And slime bags you don't want to talk to, like that jerk at the bar, or your ex.
For new toll free and also out of area calls: run these numbers
through Google search to see if they have been reported as junk or have been identified by others as scams.
Don't call an unsolicited toll-free number back, it captures your own phone number, and you will get on other scam lists to call you.
Toll free numbers all have area codes from this list: codes 800, 888, 877, 866, and codes reserved for future expansion include 844, 833, 822, 880 through 887, and 889.
FURTHER: Don't take the default voice mail prompt that came with your phone, because it usually
speaks your phone number and indicates you aren't around to pick up the call and maybe even speaks your name as well.
Record a new one
like "Sorry I missed you, your message will be appreciated".
Friends will know your voice. Scammers, not so often.
My list is long now, my silent ring saves me from tons of spam and scam, and yes, the do not call list is worthless, and toothless as well.
Please feel free to copy this post anywhere, and to any forum.
Consider writing a letter or email to your phone supplier, or your congressman to fix this awful state of affairs, and to put some teeth into the DO NOT CALL law. Ask them to shut down the services that allow fake telephone numbers to be used as well.
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Caller name: Children's Cancer Center
Called me at 8:01 AM - this is harassment. I keep telling them I don't have any money, and to take me off of their list, but they continue to call. Sometimes they give me the HARD sell, "You don't want to give money to children with cancer?." Childrens Cancer Center in California reeks of organized crime.
Caller name: Vanessa
Told me that they were representing the children's cancer center. They asked for my address. They told me the wrong address that made me suspicious. So, I told them that it was the correct address. Then they wanted my debt card or visa number. Then, she proceeds to say it is easier if you just give me your information over the phone. I told her that I don't give my personal information over the phone. They are very courtesy and complimentary. This would throw off ALOT of people as trusting. BIG red flag was asking for my debt and credit card information over the phone.
My question is: If I would have given them my REAL address, could they use this with other scams?
Caller name: Unknown Caller
Caller asked for my husband b y his first name. I said he wasn't available and asked if I could give him a message. Caller hung up on me. I called the number (I have caller id block) and heard a message from Children's Cancer Recovery.
Caller name: Childrens Cancer Recovery
Called on Sunday - they call often and I have asked them not to call many times. Even if this was a legit charity, this is a boiler room op taking a percentage of what they raise. Please report all calls to www.donotcall.gov
These people are complete scam artists! They called saying they were going to mail out something and then transferred me to another department to "verify" so they wouldn't make a repeat call and then that person proceed to ask me for my credit card number over the phone for my convenience. Yeah right. It's really sad their using the guise of a children's cancer foundation.
Caller name: childrens cancer
I now have a list of 48 numbers calling me from scammers and phony telemarketers. This one called today; I didn't answer and no message was left. I ck'd here and see it is a scam. Why isn't our phone number our personal business. Who publishes our numbers? This has got to stop. I get 4 or 5 a day!!! Why doesn't DO NOT CALL.GOV do something or why even have a website and use up our time trying to report these crooks.
Caller name: Children's Cancer Center
"Debbie" tried flattery at first, saying she was going to ask if my mother was home as I sounded so young on the phone, and that it was a quite a compliment to me.
Then she launched in to her spiel. I told her I was sorry I could not help her as I was recently unemployed.
She then asked for a $15 donation. I repeated myself. She began reciting from her script, *talking over me* and when I interjected she raised her voice at me to say, "I'm just trying to do my job!"
Caller name: childrens cancer foundation
rude a*s black lady calls and ask for a person then goes on a ramble about cancer fund and sending me a pledge card, b will not shut her trap long enough to hear that I am not interested so she can f**k off along with her "foundation". scammers
Caller name: childrens cancer
caller ID / Children's Cancer.a lady asked for my husband by name and then I told her he was not here.( he was standing right next to me). Can I take a message? No message! I just hung up on her. How Rude! My number is unlisted also and on the NO CALL LIST.. Bummer I have to answer all these annoying phone calls..........Good thing I have caller ID. I have even picked up and put the phone down but the telemarketers keep on calling. Finely had to tell one guy they have already called and I don't want to be called again. He apologized and told me he would note that down..I told him I had an unlisted number. He told me it was random calling. UGHHHHHHHHHH