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Telemarketers, Scams, and Annoying Phone Calls

For the last couple weeks I have been getting called by someone/some company who claims to be “Cardmember Services” They start with a little pre-recorded spiel about being my final notice (Yeah right! I only wish it was my final notice.) to lower my credit card interest rates. The messages goes on to say “Press 1 to speak to an agent.”

The first time they called, I pressed 1 and when they came on I asked to be removed from their calling list as I am on the National Do Not Call registry. They promptly hung up the line. I then tried calling them back on the number they called on and the line reported that it was no longer in service. “Great!” I thought, these losers don’t want to be called back.

I left it alone and sure enough the next day at a different time, I get a call again, only this time the number was a different number on the caller ID. So I did the routine again and pressed 1. I led them on for a bit about being interested in their service and when they got suspicious of my schemes (when I asked them who they were with) they just hung up.

Sure enough, the next day I get another call, it is the same thing. This time, I got a little further with them, to the point where, just as I suspected, they wanted a credit card number to verify I had the debt. Meanwhile I am recording this whole conversation the whole time. I quickly found a cool website with a bunch of numbers that will pass the MOD10 algorithm test and gave one of them to the lady. She said she was going to run it and would be right back. I waited a few minutes and then she had me verify the number. I repeated it back to her and she put me on hold again for a few more minutes. Finally she said, ‘I am having a lot of trouble running that number, I can’t help you.” and then she hung up.

I did some research on these numbers that have called and came up with the following information:

First number that called was 865-292-0385:

tnID Database Record For 865-292-0385
Current Telephone Company: Current Provider
Original Telephone Company: Brooks Fiber Communications – Tennessee
Brooks Fiber Communications
(865) 291-5000
620 Market St Ste 600
Knoxville, TN 37902

Original Telephone Company Type: Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)
Estimated City: Knoxville
Estimated Region: Tennessee
Estimated Postal Code: 37917
Equipment Location Code: KNVLTNIIDS0
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One of the other numbers that called: 01-942-2887

tnID Database Record For 201-942-2887

Caller ID: Caller ID
Current Telephone Company: Current Provider
Original Telephone Company: Mcimetro Ats Inc.
Original Telephone Company Type: Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)
Estimated City: Jersey City
Estimated Region: New Jersey
Estimated Postal Code: 07304
Equipment Location Code: NBWKNJ17DS1

Possible contact information for MCIMETRO, ATS, INC

MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC
Godfrey Chisanga
2400 N. Glenville Dr.
Richardson TX 75082
972-729-5103

MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC
Laura Dalton
500 Summit Lake Dr. 4th Floor
Valhalla NY 10595
914-741-6083

MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC
Godfrey Chisanga
2400 N. Glenville Dr.
Richardson TX 74082
972-729-5103

MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC
Laura Dalton
500 Summit Lake Dr. 4th Floor
Valhalla NY 10595
914-471-6083

201-942-2887
Jersey City, United States

Information: Warning: This caller is most probably a spam caller
Spam Score: 100%
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I have filed a complaint three times with the FCC at https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/form1088.action?form_type=1088G

Feel free to comment with any success stories in defeating these scammers or tricks you have used, funny stories, etc. I Feel if I can at least waste ten minutes of their time I have accomplished something. What do you think?

Additional Number to add to the list that has called:

tnID Database Record For 512-501-3637

Current Telephone Company:
Current Provider

Original Telephone Company:
Brooks Fiber Communications – Texas

Original Telephone Company Type:
Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)

Estimated City:
Austin

Estimated Region:
Texas

Estimated Postal Code:
78757

Equipment Location Code:
AUSTTXGRXXZ

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New number as of 02/15/2016:

650-490-3991

(CA) number – looks like it is another scam trying to lower my interest on credit card debt (that I don’t have)  they called two different phone numbers of mine within 2 minutes.  Looking online, I wasn’t the only one, seems they have upped their efforts to annoy us.

Call your phone company, your attorney general, file a report with the FCC until these bastards go away.  Getting sick and tired of the robo calls to my cell phones already!

More complaints about this number: http://www.anthonyhwilliams.com/650-490-3991.html

List of scam numbers from some of the comments and above (updated June 30th, 2016):

201-942-2887
212-659-6471
214-414-2855
216-654-1100
253-561-8009
281-378-8294 – Tomball, TX – general scammer
301-298-8055
303-214-6465
303-293-2727
303-578-5593
304-500-9153
312-967-5838 – Chicago, IL – unknown
317-456-5646
401-379-2070 – North Kingstown, RI – Julie with reward redemption
403-383-6076
405-506-7090
407-392-3318
415-363-5695
503-303-2010
503-716-9594
512-501-3637
516-962-4469
518-531-3542 – unknown – not in service
518-532-4265 – called twice in two days – unknown – not in service
518-936-4166 – unknown – not in service
518-788-9156
605-553-9652
650-490-3991 – scam – lowering cc interest rate
661-316-0270
703-586-9634
707-536-0797
719-309-0997 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
719-343-7084 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
719-343-7092 – Denver, CO – free cruise scam
719-343-7112 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
720-370-7546 – Denver, CO – unknown
720-370-8174 – Denver, CO – unknown
720-370-8782 – Denver, CO – unknown – not in service
720-386-1854 – scam – trying to sell car warranty
720-499-0873 – Aurora, CO – scam, Julie with reward redemption
720-619-9006
720-623-0263 – scam – trying to sell car warranty
720-924-2772 – Bailey, CO – Michael – warranty scam
732-290-9983
773-816-5939 – Chicago, IL – Julie with reward redemption
860-281-4585
865-292-0385
901-290-6485
908-355-9969
937-401-3613
954-601-2600

 

If for some reason someone recognizes any of these numbers as a friend or their own, please don’t hesitate to ask me to remove it – I would hate to unknowingly broadcast a legitimate number on here.

As always, please keep filing complaints with the FCC for every number that calls, I think bombarding them with complaints will bring this issue more to the forefront.  Thank all of you for your input and keep the numbers coming – I’ll add them as I have time.

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If you want to look up information yourself, here is a link that works as of June 30th, 2016.  You can use the green form at the bottom of the page to put a 9 or 10 digit number and it will give you the information I have posted below.

http://www.alcazarnetworks.com/data_services_lnp_lrn.php

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Here is information on each of those numbers (press ctrl+f and search on this page to find it easier).

In the U.S., a Location Routing Number (LRN) is a 10-digit number in a database called a Service Control Point (SCP) that identifies a switching port for a local telephone exchange. LRN is a technique for providing Local Number Portability (LNP). (Wikipedia)

12019422887
LRN: 12018752999
OCN: 142D
LATA: 224
CITY: NEWARK
STATE: NJ
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: BROADVOX-CLEC, LLC – NJ
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: TRUE

12126596471
LRN: 15164530000
OCN: 155E
LATA: 132
CITY: MANHASSET
STATE: NY
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF NEW YORK, LLC – NY
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

12144142855
LRN: 12144142855
OCN: 7229
LATA: 552
CITY: DALLAS
STATE: TX
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

2166541100
LRN: 12166541100
OCN: 7443
LATA: 320
CITY: CLEVELAND
STATE: OH
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCI WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – OH
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

2535618009
LRN: 14255026199
OCN: 6121
LATA: 674
CITY: BELLEVUE
STATE: WA
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – WA
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

2813788294 – Tomball, TX – general scammer
LRN: 18329141999
OCN: 997G
LATA: 560
CITY: HOUSTON
STATE: TX
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: LOCAL ACCESS LLC – TX
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

3012988055
LRN: 12407133333
OCN: 568G
LATA: 236
CITY: LAUREL
STATE: MD
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF MARYLAND, LLC
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

3032146465
LRN: 13032146465
OCN: 7229
LATA: 656
CITY: DENVER
STATE: CO
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

3032932727
LRN: 17204520000
OCN: 278F
LATA: 656
CITY: DENVER
STATE: CO
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF COLORADO, LLC – CO
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: TRUE

3035785593
LRN: 13033300999
OCN: 273F
LATA: 656
CITY: DENVER
STATE: CO
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: ONVOY, LLC – CO
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

3045009153
LRN: 13045009153
OCN: 7229
LATA: 240
CITY: BERKELEY SPRINGS
STATE: WV
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

3174565646
LRN: 13176169999
OCN: 7440
LATA: 336
CITY: INDIANAPOLIS
STATE: IN
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCI WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – IN
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

4013792070 – North Kingstown, RI – Julie with reward redemption
LRN: 14013470993
OCN: 977E
LATA: 130
CITY: PROVIDENCE
STATE: RI
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: NEUTRAL TANDEM-RHODE ISLAND, LLC – RI
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

4033836076
LRN: 14033836076
OCN: 5643
LATA: 884
CITY: CALGARY
STATE: AB
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: Fido Solutions Inc.
LINETYPE: WIRELESS
DNC: FALSE

4055067090
LRN: 14055067090
OCN: 7258
LATA: 536
CITY: OKLAHOMA CITY
STATE: OK
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: BROOKS FIBER COMMUNICATIONS OF OKLAHOMA, INC. – OK
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

4073923318
LRN: 13213549999
OCN: 7448
LATA: 458
CITY: ORLANDO
STATE: FL
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCI WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – FL
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

4153635695
LRN: 14153630000
OCN: 373F
LATA: 722
CITY: SAN FRANCISCO
STATE: CA
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF CALIFORNIA, LLC – CA
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: TRUE

5033032010
LRN: 15033032010
OCN: 7229
LATA: 672
CITY: PORTLAND
STATE: OR
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

5037169594
LRN: 15037169594
OCN: 7229
LATA: 672
CITY: PORTLAND
STATE: OR
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

5125013637
LRN: 15126470109
OCN: 7715
LATA: 558
CITY: AUSTIN
STATE: TX
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: TNCI-OP-CO – TX
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: TRUE

5169624469
LRN: 16467416887
OCN: 997E
LATA: 132
CITY: NEW YORK
STATE: NY
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC – NY
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

5185313542 – unknown – not in service
5185324265 – called twice in two days – unknown – not in service
5189364166 – unknown – not in service
LRN: 15187086199
OCN: 4006
LATA: 134
CITY: ALBANY
STATE: NY
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – NY
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE
DNC: TRUE (5189364166)

5187889156
LRN: 15187300000
OCN: 155E
LATA: 134
CITY: ALBANY
STATE: NY
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: PEERLESS NETWORK OF NEW YORK, LLC – NY
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

6055539652
LRN: 16055539652
OCN: 7229
LATA: 640
CITY: SIOUX FALLS
STATE: SD
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: TRUE

6504903991 – scam – lowering cc interest rate
7075360797
LRN: 14159686199
OCN: 8826
LATA: 722
CITY: MILL VALLEY
STATE: CA
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – CA
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

6613160270
LRN: 16613160270
OCN: 7128
LATA: 734
CITY: BAKERSFIELD
STATE: CA
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: BROOKS FIBER COMMUNICATIONS OF CALIFORNIA – CA
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

7035869634
LRN: 17035869634
OCN: 7229
LATA: 236
CITY: WOODBRIDGE
STATE: VA
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

7193090997 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
LRN: 17194650993
OCN: 026D
LATA: 658
CITY: COLORADO SPRINGS
STATE: CO
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: NEUTRAL TANDEM-COLORADO, LLC – CO
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

7193437084 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
7193437092 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
7193437112 – scam – free cruise to Bahamas
LRN: 17193060999
OCN: 273F
LATA: 658
CITY: COLORADO SPRINGS
STATE: CO
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: ONVOY, LLC – CO
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

7203707546 – Denver, CO – unknown
7203708174 – Denver, CO – unknown
7203708782 – Denver, CO – unknown – not in service
7203861854 – scam – trying to sell car warranty
7209242772 – Bailey, CO – Michael – warranty scam
LRN: 17206630000
OCN: 078F
LATA: 656
CITY: DENVER
STATE: CO
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC – CO
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

7204990873 – Aurora, CO – scam, Julie with reward redemption
LRN: 13039930993
OCN: 026D
LATA: 656
CITY: DENVER
STATE: CO
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: NEUTRAL TANDEM-COLORADO, LLC – CO
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

7206230263 – scam – trying to sell car warranty
LRN: 17206231998
OCN: 026D
LATA: 656
CITY: DENVER
STATE: CO
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: NEUTRAL TANDEM-COLORADO, LLC – CO
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

7322909983
LRN: 17322909983
OCN: 9206
LATA: 224
CITY: MATAWAN
STATE: NJ
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: VERIZON NEW JERSEY, INC.
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

7738165939 – Chicago, IL – Julie with reward redemption
LRN: 13129249999
OCN: 4717
LATA: 358
CITY: CHICAGO
STATE: IL
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: PAETEC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – IL
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

8602814585
LRN: 18604900000
OCN: 6388
LATA: 920
CITY: HARTFORD
STATE: CT
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS – CT
LINETYPE: WIRELESS
DNC: TRUE

8652920385
LRN: 18652920385
OCN: 7278
LATA: 474
CITY: KNOXVILLE
STATE: TN
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: BROOKS FIBER COMMUNICATIONS OF TENNESSEE, INC.- TN
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: TRUE

9012906485
LRN: 16629856199
OCN: 5178
LATA: 468
CITY: SOUTHAVEN
STATE: MS
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC – MS
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

9083559969
LRN: 19083559969
OCN: 9206
LATA: 224
CITY: ELIZABETH
STATE: NJ
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: VERIZON NEW JERSEY, INC.
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: TRUE

9374013613
LRN: 19374013613
OCN: 7836
LATA: 328
CITY: DAYTON
STATE: OH
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: INTERMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS INC. – OH
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: FALSE

9546012600
LRN: 19542370997
OCN: 8660
LATA: 460
CITY: HOLLYWOOD
STATE: FL
JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
LEC: NUVOX COMMUNICATIONS
LINETYPE: LANDLINE
DNC: TRUE

51 responses to “Telemarketers, Scams, and Annoying Phone Calls

  1. Greta Morrison September 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I received a call from MCLMETRO Transmission services. Their number was 714 869 2286. I had looked at a website previous to this call but the site crashed while I was watching a video for a company called Synergy( I think that was the name, pretty sure…the weird thing was when the guy called me, he first asked for my ex husband, who I’ve been divorced from for over 25 years. We have no legal ties whatsoever. Then the guy back peddled and asked for me by my birth name. Strange thing is , I don’t go by that name. I have a nickname that my Grandma gave me when I was born. That’s the only name I go by online. Ever…so anyway this is a set up of some kind. Scam alert!!!!!

  2. Margaret Morris August 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    540-402-5990—listed Mcimetro Access Transmission Services LLC located in Fauquier County, City of Remmington Virginia—calls me all times of night , with phone call spaced about 2-3 hours apart—last night 4 times during the night all the way up to 4;30 am—and these calls started at 1am—-when you pick up they hang up— call them back line goes blank and then hang up—-called 411 reverse look up and nothing –got this info from reverse look up— is a credit card scam company—BEWARE !!!!!

  3. Bo Kuch August 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    here’s another number you can add to the list
    646-216-7521

  4. Bettye Sunshine Culver July 30, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    7706291657 Jonesboro ga. Mix metro transmission. Scam

  5. Wendy Lopez July 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Add 972-468-1027, same phone carrier and when I called back and a man with an accent answered as Financial Resource management company. I tried googling this company name in the DFW area (this is a Dallas area code), but none pops up. I also tried adding this number and it didn’t work either.

  6. P.S. (@tolangue_agess) July 26, 2016 at 11:15 am

    suckers still alive! just got a missed phone call from them:
    MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
    201-620-9939

  7. Alexandria Bryan July 12, 2016 at 11:54 am

    863-874-3103 is another number! Keep calling me and I try to call back and it says number is out of service.

  8. Tod Sherbourne June 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Live in Oregon add this number to your info (503-303-2010) Same crap! Same company!

  9. Richard Epstein June 28, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I got a notification that my landline picked up a call from 661.316.0270. I don’t use the landline, it came as part of my Time Warner Cable TV, Internet package and I can save nothing by dropping it. This was the first time I received a notification on my cell phone about a missed call (I get them on my TV), so I did a white pages reverse number search and was provided:

    (661) 316-0270

    Owner’s name hidden by Whitepages for privacy reasons
    Owner is based in Bakersfield, CA
    Landline – MCImetro Access Transmission Services

    I googled MCImetro Access Transmission Services and read your post – so here’s another number for your list. Interesting that owner’s location is Bakersfield while the landline number is San Diego based.

  10. Blake Ganskow June 26, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    901-290-6485 has been calling from Arlington, Tennessee. It is Mcimetro Access Transmission Services LLC. I looked it up. I was called 12 times yesterday and they’ve already called 3 times today. I live in Knoxville, TN which is interesting because one of the numbers from the topic creator is an 865 area code. Knoxvilles area code is 865. I am a few miles from Market St. where he posted they are located. I haven’t been there yet though.
    I just wanted to touch base.

    • analogbytes June 26, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Thank you for adding another number. I have it set that I have to approve comments so sometimes it may appear it didn’t get posted, but it ends up in my approval queue. I removed your other comments since they were redundant. Thanks again!

  11. Chris Hamilton June 7, 2016 at 11:20 am

    503 716 9594 WHEN I ASKED WHAT STATE AND LOCAL MUNIUIPALITY THERE BUISSNESS LICENCE WAS ISSUED AND IF I COULD VERIFY THAT THEY WERE WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE BY LOOKING THEM UP INB THE PHONE DIRECTORY WHO WOULD I LOOK UP EXACTLY THEY HUNG UP RAN NUMBER THROUGH BEEN VERIFIED AND ITS
    MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC

  12. Tina (@mcnabbychic) May 3, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I just got a call from a number in Maryland. (301) 298-8055. I live in NY. I let it go to voice mail. All’s I heard was final notice and I could go before a magistrate, judge, or grand jury. I am not even sure what for. I knew right away it was a scam so I searched on the internet. Found this here. Thought I would add this number to the long list. Did the reverse look up and sure enough it is from MCIMETRO, ATS, INC.

  13. Joel cagle April 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

    407-392-3318 is a new number, and after goggling it, it is that MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC, AND THEIN!!!! I find that they are connected to Verizon!!!
    That is lowest of the low, if your own provider willing participates in scamming you!

    Mailing / PO Box (Mailing Address)
    MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
    CORPORATE OFFICE
    VERIZON BUSINESS
    22001 LOUDOUN COUNTY PARKWAY
    ASHBURN,VA 20147
    Web: http://www.verizon.com
    Email: De.Oroark@Verizon.Com
    Phone: 888-605-0469

    Company / Physical
    MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
    DULANEY OROARK
    ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL
    ONE VERIZON PLACE
    ALPHARETTA,GA 30004
    Web: http://www.verizon.com
    Email: De.Oroark@Verizon.com
    Phone: 678-339-5081
    Toll Free: 800-937-6000
    Fax: 678-339-8492
    Authorized Rep
    MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
    MISSIE BURRIS
    REGULATORY ANALYST
    5055 NORTH POINT PARKWAY
    ALPHARETTA,GA 30022
    Web: http://WWW.Verizon.Com
    Email: missie.burris@verizon.com
    Phone: 678-259-1749
    Toll Free: 888-605-0469

    Contact (Complaint)
    MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC
    RICK GREINER
    ACTING SUPERVISOR
    500 2ND AVENUE
    CEDAR RAPIDS,IA 52401
    Email: cdr-agency-relations@verizon.com; rick.greiner@verizon.com
    Phone: 319-892-2047
    Toll Free: 800-624-0533
    Fax: 800-854-7960

  14. em swin April 6, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    303-214-6465 has been calling me every day, sometimes multiple times per day, for almost a month. I’ve never answered and auto-blocked it weeks ago. After a bit of googling, it seems as if the number is connected to Mcimetro Access Transmission Services LLC. I haven’t received any text messages and I live in the Denver metro area of Colorado. I just wanted to add my information to everyone else’s, and thanks to all of you for posting your experiences and what you’ve found out!

  15. Whitney Cadman March 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I just received a phone call from 605-553-9652. I saw that the number was from South Dakota (I’m from Illinois lol) so I didn’t answer it. After blocking the call, I looked up their phone # and it says it’s the MCI Metro ATS scam you mentioned in your article. I agree with you about messing with them to waste their time as well. I thought about acting interested and then asking them to call back on a landline since I am having “bad cell reception”. Then when they call back, give them a phone # for the Jerry Springer show or something haha. However, that might be a dangerous game to play because I feel like if you answer, the spam activity just intensifies. Since I have stopped answering unknown phone calls, I don’t receive near as many calls from spammers.

  16. Santria Jones February 23, 2016 at 11:36 am

    My boyfriend received a text from a number belonging to this carrier. Has anyone experienced receiving text messages?

  17. Kristyn Leann Veid December 30, 2015 at 8:32 am

    You can also add 214-414-2855 to the list. They just called me.

  18. Dustin Jones December 28, 2015 at 12:27 am

    *****The phone number 516-962-4469 appears to be a Landline from MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC. The number is located in FARMINGDL, New York in The United States (USA)******** — THIS NUMBER IS BEING USED TO TRY AND SCAM PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES IN THE KELLER. TX AREA! I HAVE MORE DETAILS REGARDING THIS SCAM IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED AS I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO SEND THEM TO REPORT THEM. THANKS .

  19. Renee Darby December 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    So, why is the FCC doing nothing? I see person after person and web page after web page and year after year full of complaints about these scammers. Seems they have all the power and we out here have none? Why is that?

    The people calling don’t have a clue who you are. Your number has been chosen at random and all they are hoping for is a sucker to answer and are thrilled when you communicate with them. If everybody would just not answer an unknown number and NEVER call them back, could be the only way we will rid ourselves of these parasites, because the FCC doesn’t seem to have that capability or just flat doesn’t care.

    Simply don’t answer. It’s not you they are calling. They are looking for a fool.

  20. Joseph Reitmeier October 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I have found a program available on Apple and Android stores has worked very well for me.
    Whitepages ID can catch allot of these scam calls, and will let you add them so it will hang up on spam callers right away. You do have the option with this program to block or unblock callers.
    Check it out.
    Joe

  21. Cynthia R October 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Well add 614-569-2544 to the list…I got MCImetro Access Transmission Services on the whitepages reverse look-up…called and left no message.

  22. Gary Robert Del Carlo September 8, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I just got a call from them. The number was 304-381-9096 which is from Clarksburg, West Virginia

  23. Rod Ruger August 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Their current number appears to be 317-456-5646. Calls, no message. I call back. Recording says to leave name/phone number. Scam? Apparently phone is in Brownburg, IN. Carrier noted as Level 3 Communications which is out of Broomfield, CO.

  24. Alexandra Selvaggio July 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    I keep getting phone calls from 216-654-1100 and when i call back it never goes through!! They called me 3 times today and i finally blocked them!

  25. Jennifer Swan June 11, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Mine comes from Brooks Fibers communications in okc a branch off the tennessee location. Number (405) 506-7090. They claim they have a summons against me for a credit card over 10 years old that I never had, for a debt of over $5 grand and can settle over the phone. I call them on it saying I know they are full of crap and they say the calls will never stop. Yep 2 years later and they are still calling. I’m going to have to change my number I guess. I’ll hang up on them and they will call back over and over not even caring that they know they are a scam and I’m trying to put my baby to sleep while having the line open so I don’t miss my husbands call. Heartless people. They know I’m not going to pay them for a fake card so why are they still calling? I have reported their company and the many numbers they call from, it does nothing.

  26. Lance OConner April 16, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Well I am on the do not call list, but these people will not stop…. So I have started getting even. I have a whistle (the type with the little ball in it) that I use on these idiots. I follow the prompt to press 1, I listen to them and then I blow the whistle into the phone. I then sit there laughing at them while listen to them cuss and yell because I hurt their poor ears with the whistle.
    Seems that I have been getting fewer calls from these idiots since I have been blasted their eardrums with the whistle.

    • Winefred Martin July 22, 2015 at 7:43 am

      love that….I did it at first but I was a kids toy that had a sort of sick whistle sound and the guy just laughed at me and said I needed to get a new whistle 😦 I will get a new one like yours!

  27. Ann J. March 10, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    SAME INFORMATION CALLING MY home phone number. This number 703-586-9634 ,I received a call every morning between 8:30 and 9:00AM Please advise how to stop this calling I return the call and the phone number says not in service.

    • analogbytes March 10, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      Unfortunately, I don’t know of a good way to get them to stop. I had to change my wife’s number because there was nothing my district attorney or local police department would do to help. All I could do was go through and block the numbers, but they would just keep calling on different numbers, either spoofing the caller ID to a fake number or using an internet phone number that cannot be called back. You can call and complain to your local authorities, or a local news outlet and see if they can make some noise to the FCC or whoever needs to look into these scams on the phone. I can tell you one thing, they are not legitimate callers so don’t ever give them any information or acknowledge any information, even if they supply you with some basic information that they could have easily looked up with a Google search.” I am sorry I don’t have any better advice for you.

  28. Teri Sugai February 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    We received a phone call from a woman claiming to be with the Gas Commission. She asked for our Pacific Gas & Electric Co account number. She said they would “cap our gas prices” The phone number is 707-536-0797 and is tracked back to the MCI Transmission Services..etc. SCAM!

  29. Vanessa Farley Penick January 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    They’ve started calling me in Ohio at 937-401-3613. They are messing with the wrong lady. I was known at GE Capital as Mrs. Fraud because I busted fraud up all the time. Secondly, I’m on a first name basis with the Attorney General of OHIO. I’ve turned in companies where people got arrested. I also have deep connections with the media. I’m going to use all of my resources to get these people shut down.

    • Ruth Murphy March 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Please let me know how to go about this because this has been 3 weeks non-stop, various numbers, various scams, but all asking for a person who has never existed with this number. What about those unfortunate folks who may actually fall for these horrible people’s scam. There must be a way to stop this.

  30. Anthony Orenstein December 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I, too have been getting these annoying calls. I don’t know who gave them my number, however, as my number is unlisted. They ring ang ring the phone all day long, day after day. I am ignoring these pests, but it continues. I will have to call the sheriff’s department about it if it does not stop!

    • Vanessa Farley Penick January 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Call your State’s Attorney General’s office too.

  31. Charles Gregory December 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Hi all.

    Want to add my $.02 about this number:

    12.10.14 ~10:00

    860-281-4585

    Never picked up when they called, did search on it and found this:
    Brooks Fiber Communications
    1351 Washington Boulevard
    Stamford, CT 06902 – View Map
    Phone: (203) 399-1000

    • analogbytes June 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      I know this is a little late to post, but figured I would follow up – 860-281-4585 is a cell phone – apparently the user on the other end of that number is on the “Do Not Call” list.

      8602814585
      LRN: 18604900000
      OCN: 6388
      LATA: 920
      CITY: HARTFORD
      STATE: CT
      JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
      LEC: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS – CT
      LINETYPE: WIRELESS
      DNC: TRUE

  32. Winefred Martin November 25, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Same call for about the 100th time, “my final offer to lower my credit card interest rate”. Usually I just hang up but the other day I pressed one and got a live person on line, I talked very fast about the stained glass stepping stones I make, giving info. on what they were, how they were made, sizes, costs and a long list of the various designs I have. I went on for a few minutes and when I finished the “gentleman” asked if I had ever made one of a penis. I told him no but that I had in fact at one time made a penis pinata. He then hung up on me!!

    A few weeks later, again after pressing one and being put on hold going from being the 9th caller to the 7th, the 14th, the 3rd then back to the 9th, when I did get a live person I spent about 10 minutes complaining about the wait. They finally hung up.

    Today I got a call, then an email giving me a phone number to call, which a reverse phone directory showed (212) 377-6616 MCImetro Access Transmission Services Landline in New York. They were asking about my YELP listing and offering to help get more traffic to my business through “their” YELP listings. After ans. a few questions I did get leery and hung up. That now makes me nervous and I am so glad I found your site for the information you have given. Thanks!!

  33. Lynne Bryant November 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I am having the same problem! They call me twice a day – thank God I’m gone most of the time – and they leave no message. It’s getting quite irritating to say the least. I think next time they call, I’ll pick up the phone, hit the disconnect button and continue to do so. Don’t know if it’ll help, however, if they bother me, let them pay for the calls they make. When I entered the phone number into the reverse call number, I too, got MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC. When I saw the word “transmission”, I thought immediately of my car as I had a new new one put in back in March of this year. These people are as irritating as hemorrhoids! Next time they call, I may even go so far as to speak in a foreign language. Have fun with them!!!!

  34. Barbie Hazen October 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

    My neighbor almost got scammed yesterday. A person called her who pretended to be her Grandson, saying he was in trouble and she needed to speak to his Lawyer…even gave a Lawyer’s name…she spoke to him and he said he needed $4,000.00 to get her Grandson out of jail. They settled on $2,000.00, as she did not have the amount they were asking. They told her to go to CVS and pick up a Green Dot Money Pak.. with no need to tell anybody what it is for, etc. They gave her this number to call back, once she got the card, so she could read the code on the card to them The number to call back was 403-383-6076. This, I looked up and is Rogers Communications Partnership, out of Alberta, Canada. I then looked on my Neighbor’s cell phone to find the number this person called from…it was: 212-659-6471..which goes to Peerless Network Landline, N. Y., N. Y. If I call that number late at night, a person with some accent will say “ello”…”ello”…then hangs up, as I didn’t speak. I spoke with a person in the fraud department at Rogers Communications…he stated to file a police report and have them e mail it to their company. At times when I do try that number in Canada, I will get a recording of a man with that same accent as the woman I called on the N. Y. number, which says a name and extension. The extension is 85471, which is not an extension. Fortunately, my Neighbor, being 83 years of age, asked for the Manager at CVS on how to do this procedure. The Manager said: “Are you sure this is not a scam”…as they have had very many in the past few months. My Neighbor then called the number back and said “This is a scam and I’m going to call the police”… She never heard from them again, as of yet. Also, upon going a bit further, I found the New York number to supposedly belong to a person by the name of, J E Robert Compo. Never ever give anybody answers over the telephone…rather, ask them questions!

    • analogbytes June 30, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      The number, 403-383-6076 is a cell phone. Sounds like a typical scammer.

      4033836076
      LRN: 14033836076
      OCN: 5643
      LATA: 884
      CITY: CALGARY
      STATE: AB
      JURISDICTION: INDETERMINATE
      LEC: Fido Solutions Inc.
      LINETYPE: WIRELESS
      DNC: FALSE

  35. Brandy Davidson September 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Had someone from a number call me the other day. When I looked it up, it came up as this company. I answered and the lady asked me if my name was such an such and I said yes. She then stated that I had won 25,000.00….I didn’t let her get any further before I hung up. As soon as that came out of her mouth I knew it was a scam, LOL!

  36. Kara Donaldson September 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    hi, Mcimetro Access Transmission Services LLC (also showing dba Verizon on certain reverse tool look ups, among variations of the Mcimetro LLC name) is apparently is using another set of new numbers 304-500-9153, so irritating, same scenario I keep getting call coming up on caller id as only Berkeley, WV (which is only the area for that area code and prefix) and when I call the number back they do not identify their selves when I am put on hold for a agent, and when agent picks up they rudely ask for a account number, still not identifying who they are, and when I ask account number for what they ask if I am calling from (which then they repeat my line I called them on showing they track caller id on those who call them back) and when I say yes that is the number I am calling from they start rudely asking personal info, and when I ask once again who & what company this is that keeps calling me they promptly hang up, and they have done this same thing all three times I called them back & could tell I was getting a different agent each time, yet this is obviously their way of doing so called business as each agent has rudely treated me the same way and hung up without letting me know what company they are calling from or who this account number is for they keep asking me for, I did a reverse phone number search which is only way I figured out their companies name, which also popped up this forum in which I felt I should add this new number they are using so others don not have to waste time researching who these very rude scammers, or if not true scammers then to say the least a very poor excuse for a business that cannot possibly be completely legit,actually are!! Good luck all!!

    • analogbytes September 5, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      So the company that you are referring to, Mcimetro Access Transmission Services LLC, is a carrier, they own the phone number that the scammer is using to call you – they are the phone company. I have tried talking to them and reporting the numbers that called me to them to turn over to the police because they are scams and they told me they cannot do anything because I am not one of their customers. Your best bet is to file a complaint with the FCC every time you receive the calls. It is possible that the number that shows up on your caller ID has been spoofed. Think of MCI as the department of transportation and the scammer as a car – we know they came from a certain location where the DOT of that area manages the road, but without knowing the owner of the car, (scammers are able to mask their true identity – so think of a scammer hiding in the trunk of someone elses car) it is hard to track them down. If they tried hard enough I am sure they could, and that is why you should file a complaint with the FCC at the link I provided earlier. If enough people complain, maybe they might look into it.

  37. Corky Boo April 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    MCI is a phone and data carrier. The individual calling you is a scammer using a phone number that is on the MCI phone switch – most likely an internet phone number like Google Voice uses or something of the like. The phone number has to be routed into the telephone system through a phone switch and MCI happens to be the switch with that number…………………
    4/30/2014
    4/29/2014
    4/28/2014
    THEY HAVE CALLED ME EVERYDAY FOR THE PAST 4 MONTHS………….253-561-8009
    AUBURN, WASHINGTON
    IS WHERE I AM ABLE TO GOOGLE THE PHONE NUMBER TO

  38. Corky Boo April 30, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    415-363-5695 SAN FRANCISCO NO ONE ANSWERS NO ONE LEAVES MESSAGES
    CALLS OVER AND OVER

  39. Corky Boo April 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    DEAR ANALOGBYTES,
    I HAVE BEEN GETTING MANY PHONE CALLS AT VARIOUS TIMES FROM MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC …..AUBURN, WASHINGTON STATE
    I WILL CONTACT FCC AND THE FTC FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
    YOUNG FEMALE CALLS ASKING FOR A “MATTHEW NAUK” I TELL HER I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT……SHE SAYS I CANNOT STOP THE PROCESS SERVER FROM COMING! AND I ASKED WHERE ARE YOU? SHE SAYS THE NAME OF THE COUNTY WHERE I LIVE AND SHE SAYS, I CANNOT STOP THE PROCESS SERVER! I TOLD HER I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! SHE GETS AGGRESSIVE AND SAYS I EXPLAINED TO YOU! AND I TOLD HER YOU HAVE EXPLAINED NOTHING! WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS?
    AND SHE HUNG UP………..

  40. Elise Palmer February 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Back in 2013 calls started from all the following numbers: FYI- I just ignored the calls
    TELE FUND 303-293-2727 everyday from 8-27-13 to 9-14-13
    ASSISTANCE – 203-538-0995 started 8-30-13 ended 9-5-14
    GRAVEN FOR LHJ 515-200-1016 started 8-14-13 ended 9-5-14
    ANAHELM CA 714-607-6298 once called 8-28-13
    GE CAPITAL 913-676-4100 once called 8-7-13
    LAS VEGAS, NV 702-705-5398 once called 8-22-13
    ? – 253-236-2698 called once
    ? – 458-201-0417 called once
    I AM LISTING THE MANY CALLERS I’VE GOTTEN OVER THE PASS 6 MONTH AND WANT TO PASS ALONG THEM SO THOSE WHO CHECK THIS BLOG WILL LOOK AT FOR THESE NUMBERS.
    ? – 541-981-4219 called once
    TOLL-FREE CALLE – 1-800-251-5860 started 8-14-13 and ended 8-15-13
    ” ” – 1-800-950-9396 called once
    OUT OF AREA – 1-860-556-3346 started 10-1-13 ended 10-2-13
    ” ” – 1-303-351-5183 started 10-1-13 ended 10-7-13
    ” ” – 1-201-845-6009 once called 9-11-13
    ” ” – 1-860-415-6391 started 9-12-14 ended 9-22-13
    OUT OF AREA – 1-203-433-3355, 203-433-3359, 203-4333-3367, 203-433-3350, 203-433-3365, 203-433-3363, 203-433-3345, 203-433-3371, 203-433-3375, 203-433-3349, (these callers just says on my caller ID “OUT OF AREA” which the area code is in my area and I do not answer the phone and they end up hanging up after 2 or 3 rings) The numbers I just listed continue to come and go since Sept 2013 and as of today 2-23-14. The caller will always call in the evenings sometimes right near the dinner hour and then possibly one more time in the late evening.
    OUT OF AREA – 1-203-893-4770 NEW number calling as of Feb. 2014
    ” ” – 1-203-763-1967 called once back in Sept 2013
    ” ” – 1-201-845-6009 called once back in Sept 2013
    ” ” – 1-860-415-6391 called once back in Sept 2013
    OUT OF AREA – 1-203-688-0778 called once back in Sept 2013
    ” ” – 1-203-624-4208 called once back in Sept 2013
    ” ” – 1-708-615-2051 ” ”
    ” ” – 1-203-397-1988 ” ”
    ” ” – 1-206-397-1988 ” ”
    OFA – 201-845-6009 only once Sept 2013
    Service Customer – 203-538-0952 Sept 2013
    UNKNOWN NUMBERS STARTED BACK ON 9-16-13, however numbers have stopped as of 2014
    203-346-1766 and 340-693-9071
    STEAM GLOBAL S. = 1-480-707-5300 called once back in Oct. 013
    MEMBER SERVICES – 1-860-791-6711 Three times only in Sept 2013
    FLORIDA – 1-305-368-8891 only once in Oct. 2013
    ECHOSYSTEMS – 1-510-201-5536 once in Sept 2013 and Oct 2013

    That is all I have for right now. I continue like mentioned above from the 203-433-33 etc numbers listed above every day. I am listed on the DO NOT CALL LIST and have always updated since anytime I remember to. This is the first time I kept a record of all the callers. I wanted to write to my State Senate to help prevent these telemarketers from calling. I do not know if that is even worth it. If I can pass on numbers of theses callers listed above then it will help others not to fall for anyone trying to get their identity.

    Thanks for letting me share🙂

    GOOD LUCK to all.

    • SaVannah Lace October 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC left me a voicemail:

      A man named Jim Reddy spoke with me about a loan I defaulted on from an online loan. I told them they are crazy and I know this is a scam. The call came fro 480-448-4772 they later left me voicemail to call 866-409-1920 extension 005789.

  41. Parris Larrain December 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    When I asked Google who was mci metro ats inc i got that it was a commercial research company but also I got that it was the largest telecommunications company in the world. They knew I had financed a car and asked about my interest rate. The one strange question I got was, “you bought a car and you weren’t happy with it?” It was weird. Have the credit bureaus been hacked or has a credit bureau insider or more than one, sold the personal info of everyone in their databases, which is everyone? But, why would they bother to call? I don’t get why they are actually wanting to talk to people…help?

    • analogbytes December 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      MCI is a phone and data carrier. The individual calling you is a scammer using a phone number that is on the MCI phone switch – most likely an internet phone number like Google Voice uses or something of the like. The phone number has to be routed into the telephone system through a phone switch and MCI happens to be the switch with that number. They most likely did not “know” you financed a car but were merely guessing based on the fact that many people finance cars. They are seeking information they can use to steal your identity. If they really knew you financed a car, they would also know the interest rate and more information about you. Never give information to these people. They always tell me “we see that you have made some payments on time…” – how likely is it that one of the people they call is making payments on time? Many people make their payments on time. If they really could see my credit information, they would see that I don’t carry a balance on any of my cards. They come off sounding as if they know information about you but it is a trick to get you to give them your information. The moment you ask any information about them or ask them to provide a website or something that you can use to verify that they are indeed who they say they are, they hang up. Good luck getting back through to them when you dial them back as the number they use is unreachable. Unfortunately, the only solution for us at this time is to change our number – it is what we were told by our phone company (cell phone) They call my wife’s phone at least twice a day now.

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