Update. Called back the number the guy answers the phone doesn't save who is told him I get calls from you every day can you take me off your list I hear a beep and transferred to a third-party the third-party agency tells me that this is a police fundraiser and the police can't fund raise for themselves so they are calling to fund raise. I asked to be removed from the list and they tell me that they see my phone number as 516 so on and so on. I have to explain that I am not even in 516 area code and then have to talk to two different people including the manager to get my actual phone number taken off of the list no further explanation is given I do tell them however that I've actually worked on marketing plans like this myself and am aware of the fact that this operation seems suspect, and doesn't sound like it adheres to FCC and AMA guidelines (laws!) for telemarketing. For instance... When someone calls you they have to announce both their first and last name as well as the company that they are representing, the reason for the call must be completely transparent and stated upfront. If you ask to be removed they are required to confirm that you have been removed and tell you the timeframe that it will require for them to fully remove you from their list. On average this is about two to six weeks. Especially if their running on an automated dialing system where their data may change and be different from location to location.
In general I understand the need for organizations to utilize all means necessary to reach potential clients donors etc. however that should never be to the point of harassment!!! Any legitimate company utilizing telemarketing understands this. The last thing they want to do is to upset their potential customer base: you. If it sounds fishy or if they don't announce themselves know that it is probably a scam. Ask to be removed, hang up, and if necessary report them to the FCC.