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WARNING! Fishy phone scam???!!! KENNELS!!

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I believe 99% that someone just called and stole my number or is routing things to it or using it for collect or whatever calls.

I had a call from "A Z Industrial" 631-967-7006 (this is a number from Suffolk County New York).

The asked "is this Kristie" - like an idiot I said "yes" (something you should NEVER do, btw, if you didn't know...)

He said "I'm calling to ask if you had any questions about the kennel sealer we sent you"

I said "I think you have the wrong kennel"

He hung up...

I thought... That was really odd. So I called him back...

The first thing I asked was "who is this" (because he answered "hello"). He said Fred, which was what he also said the first time.

Then I said "you just called me and I wanted to find out why you were calling"...

Long story short, he was a jerk, said he had a reply card from me (NO WAY unless someone else had sent it in). I asked him what his sealer is made out of, he answered pretty quickly. He was getting irritated when i asked his company name and where it's located...

I called back several times just to see what he would say...

I got the phone number A Z Industrial 631-967-7006

It's located in Suffolk County NEW YORK - which as far as I know is a hub of phone slamming and stealing activity...

I tried to look up the number and company on google... Nothing.

So I called into Bellsouth and put my account on lockdown.

So just a heads up. It may be absolutely NOTHING, but it was really really really fishy, the whole thing.

We'll see what happens...

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Good post Julie, that's why they do not want to give out their names and they say it is not a solicitation but they are doing something like taking a survey. How do you report them if they don't give their name, do you remember that?
Good question but I don't know where you report them. I just got the course book and looked but since that section of the course was geared toward realtors who cold call, not call recipients, it doesn't go into much detail. The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission are the agencies tasked with enforcing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the do not call registry). Under enforcement, it only says
The FTC, the FCC, states and private citizens may enforce the Do Not Call Rules. States and private citizens must provide written notice of their suit to the FTC.
Other interesting info: Calling entities are forbidden from hiding the info. transmitted on caller ID. If you're on the registry, they may only call you if you have sent them a written inquiry (clicking yes on a computer form does not count) and only within 3 months from the date of the request. If you've had a financial transaction with the company in the past 18 mos. they can call you.
Pistol, I get the same call about once a month. It's always a lady and she becomes pretty rude when I won't answer her questions.
This is what I got as a reverse lookup on

Your search for "631-967-7006" did not match any results.
Would you believe this dude called me AGAIN THIS MORNING??? Tried to pull the same crap.

I very calmly and quietly said, "yes, you've called before"

He said "I don't think so"

I said "yes, and I called you back several times and you were angry at me and from what I understand you're operating a scam and will try to send me stuff COD, does that sound familiar?"

He calmly said "thank you" and hung up...

We get one on the home phone (which we never answer) 3-4 times a week that simply says "Press one to speak to a representative."

I don't want to speak to a representative and I have no way to remind them that we are also on the "Do Not Call" list.

Report offenders at

You can also put your numbers on the list there.
Dont be caught by this one either.


We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said "Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you--get back to us quickly. I Have something important to tell you." Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809 . "We didn't respond". Then this week, we received the following e-mail: Subject: DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809 , 284 AND 876


This one is being distributed all over the US . This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call. Be sure you read this and pass it on.
They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has-been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc.
In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.

If you cal l from the US , you will apparently be charged $2425.00 per-minute. Or, you'll get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges. Unfortunately, when you get your phone bill, you'll often be charged more tha n $24,100.00.


The 809 area code is located in the British Virgin Islands (The Bahamas). The charges afterwards can become a real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that
argues they have done nothing wrong.

Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.

&nb sp; Sandi Van Handel
AT&T Field Service Manager
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809 Scam. Truth and Fiction. Visit for the whole story.
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