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Caveat Emperor
12-10-2008, 03:19 PM
973-792-8504

They've been calling for approximately 3-4 weeks, on the average of 25-30 times per week. It calls at all hours of the day/night -- sometimes waking me up at around 1am, sometimes while I'm in court, sometimes while I'm out with friends.

When I answer the phone, there's nobody on the other end and it just hangs up. If I send the call to voicemail, no message gets left. If I try to call them back, I get either a "This number has been disconnected" or a "This caller's mailbox is full, please try again later."

Has anyone had any problems like this? If so, what have you done to combat it? Sprint has been extremely unhelpful, and I'm sick to death of seeing this number calling constantly.

HBP
12-10-2008, 03:24 PM
Doesn't look like you're alone Link (http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/9737928504)

Javy Pornstache
12-10-2008, 03:25 PM
Sounds to me like it could be a collector or a scam trying to get your info - not suggesting that you owe anyone, but I've had this same phone problem in the past, and I've never been in debt in my life. I was able to track it down and it's someone calling from a collector's agency and I think they try to get information from you but only if someone picks up. They sometimes even leave a message with a number to call them back, but no one ever answers when you call that number. http://www.whocallsme.com is a site with a search for calls like these and you can see if others have experienced the same thing.

MrCinatit
12-10-2008, 05:19 PM
Doesn't look like you're alone Link (http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/9737928504)

I see some people left their own numbers on that board. Seriously, how does that seem like a good idea to them?

Razor Shines
12-10-2008, 05:34 PM
I see some people left their own numbers on that board. Seriously, how does that seem like a good idea to them?

I was wondering the same thing. Aren't we almost obligated to prank call those people? Think about it, if no one prank calls those people then they might think that listing their phone number on an internet message board wasn't a stupid thing to do.

Cyclone792
12-10-2008, 05:41 PM
973-792-8504

They've been calling for approximately 3-4 weeks, on the average of 25-30 times per week. It calls at all hours of the day/night -- sometimes waking me up at around 1am, sometimes while I'm in court, sometimes while I'm out with friends.

When I answer the phone, there's nobody on the other end and it just hangs up. If I send the call to voicemail, no message gets left. If I try to call them back, I get either a "This number has been disconnected" or a "This caller's mailbox is full, please try again later."

Has anyone had any problems like this? If so, what have you done to combat it? Sprint has been extremely unhelpful, and I'm sick to death of seeing this number calling constantly.

I'm with Verizon Wireless, and I'm guessing here, but I always thought Verizon had the ability to block a number for you if you requested to do so. Sprint doesn't have anything like that?

oneupper
12-10-2008, 06:24 PM
More info on the number here http://whocalled.us/lookup/9737928504.

HBP
12-10-2008, 06:59 PM
I was wondering the same thing. Aren't we almost obligated to prank call those people? Think about it, if no one prank calls those people then they might think that listing their phone number on an internet message board wasn't a stupid thing to do.

:laugh:

Caveat Emperor
12-10-2008, 09:56 PM
I'm with Verizon Wireless, and I'm guessing here, but I always thought Verizon had the ability to block a number for you if you requested to do so. Sprint doesn't have anything like that?

They told me it was impossible.

I'm going around tomorrow to a Verizon store and an AT&T store to see if either of those companies have the ability to call-blocking. If either one can, I'm calling up Sprint and demanding out of my contract because this is ridiculous.

I even called the Newark Police Department to try and see if they had any information about this, but said they couldn't do anything without an address in their jurisdiction, since it could be another part of 937 area code, like Belleville or Nutley (I have family back east :pimp:).

Ugh.

cumberlandreds
12-11-2008, 08:14 AM
Could be Jenny, from 867-5309 fame, getting everyone back for calling her? :)

Dom Heffner
12-12-2008, 11:24 AM
Would love to have an update on this, CE.

edabbs44
12-12-2008, 11:38 AM
973 is a Jersey area code.

Bip Roberts
12-12-2008, 11:41 AM
7 days

Caveat Emperor
12-12-2008, 02:13 PM
Would love to have an update on this, CE.

They're still calling -- four times in the past two days, though none so far today. Like I said, though, no rhyme or reason to any of it.

I'm stopping by AT&T and Verizon tommorrow while I'm out running my errands -- I'll see if either one of them can solve my problem if I switch providers.

I was able to determine that the number is a landline phone number in New Jersey, but I can't tell much more about it than that. I haven't been able to get an address attached to the phone number. I called Verizon land-based service (who provides local phone service to North Jersey) and they said the number isn't one of theirs. The rep suggested that it might be someone using VOIP, which they wouldn't have control over (though they would be providing the DSL line that powered it), and would also explain the number being disconnected from time to time.

The investigation continues...

remdog
12-12-2008, 04:17 PM
Maybe you would like to try www.intelius.com and see if they can get you the information you need. It is a fee based service but not too expensive.

Question: if you place your cell phone number on the 'do not call' list and they call you, assuming you can track them down, can you sue them and/or have the Federal Government levi substancial fines against them?

Rem

Dom Heffner
12-12-2008, 04:52 PM
You're either going to have to get call blocking or change your number.

Roy Tucker
12-12-2008, 05:40 PM
I would think this would fall into the category of a harassing phone call.

Can't you call your local PD and file a complaint?

I think I'd to solve this via the legal system rather than with technology.

The Baumer
12-12-2008, 07:58 PM
I've heard phone spammers often mask their numbers so finding the area code and address and tracking them down yourself might just lead you to some innocent family's doorstep.

BUTLER REDSFAN
12-13-2008, 12:11 AM
skipease.com

free website that gives you a lot of information--but doubt it will help in this specific case

Dom Heffner
12-13-2008, 10:29 AM
I'm no expert here, but my guess is these calls are coming from another country, and their auto dialer puts a U.S. number on your caller ID.

If they are out of the country, they are out of reach of any jurisdiction of any agency that could help someone out here.

Like I said, I think CE has the right idea. You either get call block or change your number.

Caveat Emperor
12-13-2008, 02:38 PM
Can't you call your local PD and file a complaint?

I think I'd to solve this via the legal system rather than with technology.

Normally that'd be my first thought, for quite obvious reasons. ;)

But, the multi-state nature of the crime makes prosecution here in Cincinnati fairly impossible.

Dom Heffner
12-23-2008, 11:13 PM
Update?

Jpup
01-03-2009, 10:09 AM
It's bad to say, but the only way I have found to get these people to stop calling to too give them a good old fashion cussing. I had the same problem with a number several months ago. They would not quit calling. I went on a tirade and then they finally stopped.

Mark T
01-03-2009, 11:32 AM
I'm really sorry about this. I thought you were an ex-girlfriend, and I was drunk. I'll stop calling.

919191
01-03-2009, 11:44 AM
It's bad to say, but the only way I have found to get these people to stop calling to too give them a good old fashion cussing. I had the same problem with a number several months ago. They would not quit calling. I went on a tirade and then they finally stopped.

I've done that. It's my phone, and if someone doesn't like the way I talk, don't call.

Razor Shines
01-03-2009, 12:25 PM
It's bad to say, but the only way I have found to get these people to stop calling to too give them a good old fashion cussing. I had the same problem with a number several months ago. They would not quit calling. I went on a tirade and then they finally stopped.

Don't people generally stop calling you when they find out you're a Titans fan?

morande
01-03-2009, 10:40 PM
http://www.intelius.com/results.php?ReportType=33&

this is what the reverse look up comes up with

Jpup
01-04-2009, 10:12 AM
Don't people generally stop calling you when they find out you're a Titans fan?

hilarious. :thumbdown

:lol:

Cyclone792
01-20-2009, 06:23 PM
You ever figure this out, CE?

My parents are having a similar issue with their cell, except it's three different numbers from the same area code and city/state calling. I called Verizon Wireless and blocked all three numbers from calling my parents' phone as they have the ability to block up to five numbers. Hopefully it solves this situation, but seeing as how it's been three different numbers calling it may not.

Spring~Fields
01-20-2009, 07:44 PM
Reverse lookup on MSN

http://msn.whitepages.com/search/ReversePhone?full_phone=973-792-8504&localtime=survey

(973) 792-8504 is Unpublished or Unavailable
(973) 792-8504
Type: Land Line
Provider: Verizon
Location: Newark, NJ

Microsoft virtual map located at Franklin St. and Broad St. Next to Newark City Hall Birds eye view shows Newark City Hall.

http://msn.whitepages.com/virth/map?firstname=&country=&state=NJ&lat=&name=&address=&city=Newark&zip=&long=&full_phone=%28973%29+792-8504&listing_category=&show_form=false&suffix=&city_zip=Newark&phone=792-8504&npa=973&

GAC
01-20-2009, 09:09 PM
For over the last week we've been getting an automate call on our answering machine saying... "This is not a sales call. My name is Rex Smith. I need a responsible adult to call me at 1-800- blah blah blah."

Haven't gotten one on the last couple of days; but prior to that was receiving it about three times a day. And I of course ignored them all.

nate
01-20-2009, 09:50 PM
For over the last week we've been getting an automate call on our answering machine saying... "This is not a sales call. My name is Rex Smith. I need a responsible adult to call me at 1-800- blah blah blah."

Haven't gotten one on the last couple of days; but prior to that was receiving it about three times a day. And I of course ignored them all.

There's a joke here somewhere.

The punchline is "did you find one?"

RFS62
01-21-2009, 05:29 PM
For over the last week we've been getting an automate call on our answering machine saying... "This is not a sales call. My name is Rex Smith. I need a responsible adult to call me at 1-800- blah blah blah."




If that's not a wrong number, I don't know what is.

:p:

remdog
01-21-2009, 09:21 PM
If that's not a wrong number, I don't know what is.

:p:

OUCH! :lol:

Rem

Sabo Fan
02-07-2009, 08:00 PM
Starting this week I've been getting a call on my cell phone from an "unknown number." Never leaves a voicemail and if I answer it disconnects. The call comes in about the same time every day, between 5 and 5:30 pm. Since it comes up unknown I don't have the option to call back and there's no way to track it. Anyone had a similar experience?