Stop Telemarketing Calls with KilltheCalls.com
Welcome to KillTheCalls.com. This site was launched in 2007 as a resource for consumers who were fed up with the aggravating calls they received from telemarketers, debt collectors and political recordings. Our intent is to help you with the the information you need to try and stop these calls once and for all.
We have recently launched a place for consumers to post their own telemarketing horror stories, complaints and other pertinent information about these callers. Since doing so, we have been overwelmed by how many responses we have recieved. It seams no matter what we try, unwanted callers are still reaching everyone, almost everyday. Below you can see the latest phone numbers to be commented on.
Latest Telemarketing Complaints:
|S posted about 603-285-9420|
|Calls me multiple times per day, and never leaves a message. I hate them. If they can't leave a msg, then they're obviously fake, just sayin'. Comcast needs to add more spots to their allowed call number blocks - I'm already past 10 for the number I'd like to block, especially with this past election season. |
|Vanessa Finn posted about 530-206-7684|
|Prank called my phone saying "hey baby, we going to meet up tonight" |
|Dawn Ruppert posted about 310-495-4617|
|Just calls does not leave a message..PLEASE KILL THEM ALSO|
|Dawn Ruppert posted about 631-318-3216|
|11/18/2014 Calls everyday stating I have WON..call comes from Rocky Point New York...Relentless..PLEASE KILL THEM...thank you|
|DE posted about 505-221-5912|
|Consumer SVCS calls at least twice a day and I leave it go into voice mail as they try that press 1 etc trick. It is very annoying. I have filed a complaint on the DNC list.
Here are the other number they call from: 914-530-2264: 708-529-4774: 321-209-7177: 605-202-3001|
|Dave B posted about 518-478-6891|
|Called me at 5am Sunday morning here in China where I was roaming with my US number. Woke me up, and hung up on me. When I get back home I plan to get a pound of flesh from someone.|
|annonymous posted about 202-241-8669|
|Same story as the previous poster. All Indian. They are so bad and stupid at their attempts to extort money that they are really quite funny. So I've decided to "fight fire with fire" and I call them repeatedly every day. I have blocks of time that I spend in the car and so can hit speed dial and hear it all on my car system. They have actually begged, begged for me to stop calling them. They complain that I harass them! I've suggested that they go to the police and file a report. They are quite pitiful. I plan to keep it up and advise everyone to do the same. It's the only way to shut them down. |
|chuck posted about 352-358-7925|
|keeps calling when answering hangs up.|
|Cinder posted about 831-601-7852|
|This number shows up but no one there over and over!!!!|
|Carrie Mae posted about 202-241-7691|
|I just received a call from this guy this morning who claimed his name was Eric Matthews, and that he was the Treasury Inspector General with the IRS, and also a tax attorney. He had a foreign accent, and the caller ID said 'Washington DC'. He claimed that my husband and I were being investigated by the IRS, and that we had engaged in fraudulent activity on our taxes sometime between 2006 and 2010. He went on to lecture me that this is a serious offense to our country, and that we would be sent to prison for three years and charged with felony/treason unless we choose to go through the US courts and dispute it. He said the IRS has filed a legal affidavit and is seeking to recover unpaid taxes by taking legal action against us in a lawsuit. For this, we were about to be arrested within the hour. We would have a tax lien against our property, and our house and assets would be sold off to do so. Our wages would be garnished and our bank accounts frozen. And we could serve a minimum 3-year prison sentence, and be charged with a $48,000 fine. However, if we went ahead and "took care of the matter now" (within an hour), and worked with him (a Federal Agent ("Federal Treasurer Inspector General")) to pay back a minimal amount now (within the hour) and come up with a payment plan to pay back the rest of the amount owed, which he claimed was under $2000, the immediate arrest could be avoided. I started asking questions, and he accused me of being rude and hung up on me, threatening that he would not be able to help me further unless I took immediate action. When I questioned him, suggesting this was fraud, he became angered and hung up. Then he had a "local police officer" contact me (with caller ID '911') to confirm my address for them and to warn me that they will be coming to arrest me within the hour. I started to argue with the 'police' that this was a mistake, and the 'police' said that that he was just doing his job, and that I would need to call back the federal agent and let him know I would work with him politely, and that was the only way I could avoid the arrest. He wanted me to 3-way call back "Eric" to see whether we were going to work together to pay back some of the money we fraudulently owed the IRS; otherwise he had received the orders to head over to make the arrest! When I called Eric back, to discuss what I needed to do to avoid the arrest, he advised me to pay down some of the money owed, and that the tax miscalculation dispute can be later contested in the courts. I hung up and called the local Sheriff, to tell him about this scam and to make sure these fraudulent guys were reported. The Sheriff also came to my house to take the report. (Note: I used an 'alias name' because I don't want my real name to show up here in case the scam artists try to come after me for reporting them!)|
|JHA posted about 202-241-8554|
|I received 3 calls from this number and ignored them. Finally on the 4th call I answered as it was disrupting during my workday. The man had an Indian accent and claimed to be from the IRS. He informed me that there were misappropriations on my tax returns which made it look as though I was trying to hide money. He said that once the call was over, the police would be coming to arrest me and I would be detained for 72 hours. At this point, I started to panic, only because I do my own taxes and there's a very good chance I've messed something up, but not likely to the point that I would be arrested. He asked me several basic questions: when did I first start filing, when did I last file, how did I file (CPA, Turbo Tax, etc). I asked him how this could possibly happen without me having any warning and he said notices had been sent to me. I told him I needed to speak to someone about this before I got arrested so he transferred me to his supervisor. Looking back now, the voice of the first man and the voice of the supervisor sounded very similar, both Indian, and they may have actually just been the same person! The "supervisor" said he wanted to help me and would give me instructions to "dissolve the case." He told me I owed $4913 and it would have to be in cash. Also, while he was speaking on the recorded line, he told me I was not able to have any third party contact...
If I was willing to pay, he would start the dissolvement process, but once it was started I couldn't change my mind. I realized then (and I was also in my boss' office writing down to him what was going on and he told me it was a scam) and told the "supervisor" I needed to speak to my CPA before I went through with this. He said, "you know at the end of this call you will arrested" and I said "yes." His response was "well then there's nothing I can do ma'am...deal with it!" and hung up the phone. I contacted my local police dept just to make sure there was no warrant and they informed me it was a scam as well.|
To post a story story or information of your own. Simply click the link below and enter your name (or mark anonymous) enter the telemarketers phone number, their company name (if you know it) and a description of the call along with your complaint.
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Want to know what area code codes to be be mindful of the next time an unknown number rings your phone? The following locations are a hot bed for call complaints.
Las Vegas, Nevada - Area Code 702
Miami, Florida - Area Code 305
Phoenix, Arizona - Area Code 602
Seattle, Washington - Area Code 206
Jersey City, New Jersey - Area Code 201
Forsyth, Montana - Area Code 406
Seagoville, Texas - Area Code 972
The History on Kill The Calls
As of January 2010 the KilltheCalls.com website is under new ownership. The new owners remain committed to helping consumers stop telemarketers just as the previous ownership did.Here is some information provided by the previous ownership and some of the history behind KilltheCalls.com:
When KilltheCalls.com was first built it was done so as a direct result to a post made on our other website (YouStoleMyTime.com). Within the post labeled "Revenge of the Telemarketers" we described an incident wherein we had gotten so tired of one of the egregious telemarketers who would not leave me alone that we sued them and received a court judgment against that firm.
Subsequently, somebody at said firm decided to sign us up for tons of spam (including some rather unpleasant porn) and referred me to all sorts of mortgage lead generating websites so we were inundated with even MORE telemarketing phone calls.
Why We Started Suing Telemarketers
A few years ago, we became supremely sick of the massive number of telephone calls we would receive from telemarketers. Our standard response was to curse them and hang up on them. As we all know, such tactics do not work. Those companies that are attempting to sell you a new garage door, a mortgage refinance, a new furnace or who knows what else are persistent. They will keep calling until they make a sale. As we all do, in frustration we looked on the internet for information. we learned that one can actually sue telemarketers. Unfortunately, many of the websites we found will only give a little bit of information and then ask you to buy some sort of e-book or purchase a subscription to their website. That being the case, we delved into the law and figured it out ourselves.
This website was created to provide said information and to do such without charging users as do many of the sites out there that discuss the particulars of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
We have adding some basic tools to the site, such as spreadsheets for logging telemarketing calls, sample scripts to go through when receiving telemarketing calls, a state by state (and in some cases, county level data) listing of applicable laws and small claims court information, etc.
We deeply appreciate everything the previous ownership has done for this site and remain committed to helping consumers with the fight to stop the telemarketing calls.
The information provided on KilltheCalls.com is intended for informational purposes only, please read our legal notice here.
The KilltheCalls.com website is now under new ownership. The new owners remain dedicated to stopping telemarketers and all their dirty tricks. In the coming months you will likely see a number of changes come to this site we thank you for your patience and understanding as we release these changes.
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