We are aware of this number. The callers are using a "spoof" number. Our Analytics Dept. is examining this case extensively and are determined to prosecute any and all parties involved within this "outfit", or group, to the fullest extent of the law. Our FCC has received numerous complaints as to the persons behind this spoofing operation as they are harrassing the public (spoofing phone #'s is not illegal, however, repeated calls or verbal harassment is illegal). Please report any instance of phone harrassment via the FCC.
We have developed and honed technologies to detect the origin of spoofed calls. We, the FCC, have made prosecuting harassing telephone operators, marketers, et., our number one priority this year.
When using the link above try to give us as much information as possible, time of day, # of times called, name(s) of any person you spoke with (even though the callers are using fake names), the name of the Co. they claim they represent, types of service they offer, et.
DO NOT give them your personal information! HOWEVER, act as if you may be interested, keep them on the phone as long as you possibly can, use a vague general name if they ask your name. Again, speak to these callers as if you are interested in their services in order to keep them on the phone as long as possible. Make sure you report the time of day they called (note your time zone), and also note if they are calling you on your mobile device (repeated calls to your mobile device can carry heavier penalties when we prosecute these phone spoof operators). Tell us if you've asked a particular operator ("Company") to stop calling you before. (The reason these Phone Rooms continue to call you, despite your request to be removed from their call list, or the fact that you are on the National Do Not Call Registry, is because they are hiding behind "spoofed" numbers).
Advanced technologies have made the origin of these calls trackable, or traceable (to exact point of origin). Future legislation will soon be passed banning the use of "spoofed origin" calls completely.
I assure you, the FCC is conducting a massive investigation into spoof call originators. Through our meta data records and combined with advanced, location and point of origin technologies -we have accumulated an extraordinary amount of information on the many spoof call perpetrators.
With your help, we can put an end to these harassing telephone rooms. We are working together with different International Organizations and Countries to mount our largest campaign, effort, in history to put an end to, ceasing these operators from their ongoing harassment via telephone. These perpetrators will also be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, within the US as well as their country of origin.
Please see 01/2014 FCC Bulletin for further information.
P. Michele Ellison, FCC Chief, Enfrcmnt.