Creeped out said: Oh my gosh! What a creeper! This guy "De Kelley" approached a friend of mine about modeling over spring break. She refused his offer, but became friends with him anyway. Since she knew I was interested in modeling, she put me in contact with him right before I was going away to a fraternity formal in New Orleans. Well, it turns out that "De" was in New Orleans that weekend too. He kept trying to meet up with me, but he refused to meet me unless I was alone. When I told him there was absolutely no way I could leave my formal date and asked if my date could tag along to our meeting, he said, "Just call me when you can meet up alone, or maybe we'll just be friends." (Basically, he was threatening to not help me out with modeling unless I met him without a man with me.) He seemed pushy and impatient with my insistence on bringing a friend, even when I finally told him outright that I wasn't comfortable going out with strange men by myself after a scary stalking experience I had last year. He refused to answer any of my questions about anything and always wanted me to come to him, not the other way around. He said he wanted to take me and my girlfriends "out to college bars." I figured that if he was legitmately interested in me as a model, he would've totally understood my desire to bring a friend with me, so I didn't go. It didn't even occur to me until now that the reason he wouldn't answer my questions was because he was sending the same texts to multiple women! I'm so weirded out right now...I feel like I just had a close brush with Ted Bundy or something!
grumpyoldguy said: Probably should accept offer for duct cleaning and deal with "Trevor" when he shows up. Or give whoever shows up good reason to disclose his employer's actual location so we could pay a visit.
C.C said: Very annoying ,they don't even have a person to answer the call if you do return it. The person whose number they are trying to reach has been deceased for 18 months, I had my Fathers number transfered to my home with a distinctive ring.
NoFool said: Scammer trying to sell me Auto Warranty renewal.
He didn't know my name, what I'm driving, year, make, model, or any other information but somehow magically knew my warranty was expired! Ended up hanging up on me when I asked these questions. Scammer.
Student loan debter said: "This message is for **** **** this is Ashley calling from Sallie Mae to discuss options available to you on your student loans we have account specialist available to assist you know please return this call within the next twenty four hours to 1(888) 629-0189 our office is open from eight A M to nine P M and all time zones once again that number is 1(888) 629-0189 "
GotCaled said: They called 4 times. No messages left. I called the number back and the message says "A1 Credit Recovery & Collection Services", but I do not owe anyone so they are being reported for harassment..
timbo said: Aparently this 'telemarketing' company has many numbers it can call from. To date I have blocked 5 numbers from them, ALL FROM DIFFERENT AREA CODES AND NUMBERS, BUT STILL THE SAME WOMAN WITH THE SAME ACCENT. And it is the same pitch about a Walmart gift card & they have the last 4 of my card. This started after I bought a Snuggies blanket online.
justme said: This number has called my cell many times and I have not answered. And you are unable to call back. Today they called hubbys phone and asked for me by name and said it was concerning my nursing license. I told hubby it was not the Board of Nursing, State offices are not open at 7:15pm, making calls!! Wondering how they got hubbys cell # to call me, by name ?............
Caller ID: 321-397-4870
Privacy Seeker said: 25 March 2009, Sydney Australia
I too have received numerous missed calls these past weeks on my mobile from (02) 82118513. No message is ever left, so as far as I am concerned, it's a scam and I want it to stop.
I searched Google for the offending phone number which of course lead me to McNair Ingenuity Research. I called them and asked to have my name removed from their database and I also asked who sold or gave them my contact details. The person asked me what survey I had been called upon to answer. When I said I had never spoken to their consultant, she said she was unable to look up my number as she needed to know what "project" they'd been calling me about.
Now, being that their business relies on "data" analysis, I said I found that hard to believe. So without falling for her story, I told her that I'd received the latest call only minutes earlier, and she miraculously managed to find my number and promised not to call me for that project again. I explained that I didn't want to be called for ANY project EVER again, and I asked which project list my name was on. Guess what? Energy Australia is their client.
3. Will Personal Information be Given to Anyone Else?
In the circumstances described below, personal information may be disclosed outside EnergyAustralia.
Personal information collected by EnergyAustralia may be disclosed to third parties to whom EnergyAustralia contracts out specialised functions (including mailing houses and printing companies). If EnergyAustralia does disclose personal information to third party contractors under outsourcing or contracting arrangements, EnergyAustralia takes steps to ensure that those contractors:
* comply with the National Privacy Principles when they handle your personal information; and
* are authorised only to use personal information in order to provide the services or to perform the functions required by EnergyAustralia.
I'm now going to contact Energy Australia's privacy officer and instruct them to remove my mobile number from my account details and to mark me down as "DO NOT SURVEY".
Honestly, why is it so hard to achieve a little peace & quiet and respect for privacy these days?