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March 29, 2006 at 06:24 PM

Don't answer any calls from (866) 383-0986.

I got a call from the number the other day but I never answer numbers I don't recognize. They didn't leave a message on my cell so I googled the number. Looks like it's some sort of scam simply to collect fax numbers from people which I'm sure they then sell off to someone else. Kind of common sense not to hand out any sort of personal info to strange phone numbers.

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1 jonathan said...

My stupid phone shows up as private whenever I call someone so people dont awnser I always forget to dial *82 how dumb of me!!! - err and time warner

Posted on April 06, 2006 at 01:02 AM

2 mr h. said...

If one usually calls from one's phone book, one can add *82 to the numbers in the book. That way, the necessity to remember to prefix with that code will be reduced.

Posted on April 06, 2006 at 06:01 PM

3 Josh said...

I receive calls on my cell phone from this number as well. Nobody there when I answer. Nobody there when I call back. Whatever this is it should be illegal.


Posted on April 12, 2006 at 06:52 PM

4 Just Got Such A Call... said...

I just dealt with these individuals (and dealt with them ~2 years ago, so was ready) - I did answer the call (they didn't leave voicemail when they missed me earlier). Do NOT talk to these people - they call themselves "Domain Registry Services," and they are essentially scammers. They are trying to get bogus fees out of people for their domain names, and/or transfer your DNS. They would not give me a straight answer about their reasons, but said they wanted to fax important information to me. I flat out stated "You may not do this. Do not ever call me again. Take me off your list." I may be wrong, but I believe my number is on the Do Not Call Registry, and this may be a violation of it - if so, I am going to write them a letter of complaint.

Posted on April 19, 2006 at 01:44 PM

5 Gregg said...


I typed in the "mystery number" on yahoo and you came up #3 or #4 so here I am. Anyway, I am glad this was on here because as you dont answer unknown numbers, neither do I, and the wheels start turning wondering what I owe or who I pissed off yesterday. Thanks for having this on your site I can breathe easy until the next one comes!

Posted on June 15, 2006 at 01:20 PM

6 Riker said...

I just received this mystery call too. Phone was in my pocket and I didn't hear it ring, so I wasn't able to answer it. After googling it, I came here and a few other pages. I tried to call the number back to harass them, but it immediately disconnects.

Posted on June 20, 2006 at 12:41 PM

7 Darrell said...

This may not be related to your comments, but my parents have been getting this number on their business phone. I have googled and yahooed it and found your information. Even stranger is this 800-477-4459 call that has been coming here to my residence. I have Callwave on my internet service. I dialed this number back once and got something, some kind of business service and just hung up. NOt interested. However, while on the computer on 6/16/06 at 6:32 p.m. they called again and I could hear people talking, laughing, like a party was going on and they didn't say anything in the 9 second message. So I thought, this is not a business call but why are they calling and leave no message. I have never heard all that talking and laughing in the background on any other call I have received.

Posted on June 23, 2006 at 10:34 AM

8 Karen E. Carraway said...

o.k. so these people whoever they are have called me approx 150 times in the last two months. Today alone 3x. I get so sick and tired of it. Always silence on the other end and nothing to say, so why even call me? so of course I will everynow and then go and investigate the number and it's very comforting to see others are experiencing the same mysterious phone calls.

Posted on July 05, 2006 at 01:36 PM

9 Dr. Jon Burrows said...

These P.O.S. individuals have just called me again. And like everyone else says it is B.S. The first time they called they identified themselves as "Domain Registry Services" to get me to transfer the domain I use for my Clinic... I don't think so!
Then today as stated above they called again. This time it sounded like a psychotic man screaming into the phone. And the volume his screams possesed made trying to understand anything he (?? could have been a she) was saying... Thank god for call blocking! :)

Posted on July 06, 2006 at 09:56 PM

10 CT said...

I just got the phone call as well. They said the same thing that it was Domain Services and wanted to verify my information. I said absolutely no way in hell would I ever verify information over the phone. The woman got rude and asked to speak to "specific name". I said, "I will not verify any information over the phone from a cold caller who I don't know." And hung up.

I did attempt to call back and also got immediately disconnected. There was not even a ring.

Posted on July 13, 2006 at 05:24 PM

11 Paul said...

Oh.. my God.. my district manager is going to slit my throat. x-(

I was in the middle of working on something extrmely important and the phone rang. I asked them to call me back and they muttered something about "time sensitive material" and asked for a fax number. I gave it to them off the top of my head not even giving it a passing thought until I got home and realized I had no idea why someone URGENTLY had needed to fax me something. I googled the number, and OOPS, crap. My boss is going to be irate.


Posted on July 17, 2006 at 04:08 PM

12 Adrian said...

Just got a call from these people. I asked them to take me off of their lists and the women with an accent replied "I am not trying to sell you anything". Kept pushing me for information, to confirm my street address and fax number.

I can't prove this, but I believe they got my information off of my domain registry information, because when she asked me to confirm my email address, the address she stated (which was a correct but old one (I had changed it recently)) was the emaill address that I use only on the domain registry information page (Icann info). Its not used ANYWHERE else. So I'm guessing they're going through domain registry records.

When I tried to call back the # it disconnects immediately.

Posted on July 26, 2006 at 06:20 PM

13 VintagePhoebe said...

I just got the same call from this phone number (866) 383-0986. This time the guy sounded Philipino and he had a nasty attitude. He quickly identified himself in some unintelligible language and promptly asked me for my fax number, domain URL and also my real name. He mentioned the domain page in question to be kellyboop.com...never heard of it. I asked the guy never to call again as he had called earlier in the day (5 am) and woke everyone up....he in turn said “ fluk you” and hung up. BEWARE!!!

Posted on July 26, 2006 at 07:03 PM

14 Jill said...

Ok, I just got a call today (July 28, 2006 @ 4:15 pm PST) from this number 866-383-0986 with Unknown Name on my caller ID. Again it was man with an accent saying he needed to confirm my domain (I don't have a domain). He didn't want a fax number though, he wanted my address! I told him he had the wrong number and he protested still when I told him to Remove Me from His Call List and I hanged up. So, he still wanted my address even though I didn't have a domain for him to verify and even though I told him he must have the wrong number.... Sounds very fishy. As my number is registered on the https://www.donotcall.gov/ registery, I promptly filed a complaint...

Posted on July 28, 2006 at 07:00 PM

15 Sam said...

Stupid...just so stupid! I give my cell number out to NO ONE and i just managed to get a call from this number.
I googled it and this page was at the top of the list. There was no one there when i answered my phone, and when i called the number back it automatically disconnects. So stupid! It should be illegal to do something like this. I have a domain but it isnt registered under my cell number!

Posted on August 11, 2006 at 11:26 AM

16 blah said...

Try giving them these #’s:
CIA Fax # (703) 482-1739
FBI NYC field office # (212) 384-1000
FBI Knoxville,TN field office # (865) 544-0751

According to all of the information that I have read here and other places, these guys are affiliated with these companies:

Media Direct Marketing Consultants
1822 North Bend Drive
Knoxville, Tn 37909

Domain Registry Support
11 Avenue of the Americas #60
New York, NY 10011-8436

Teleglobe International Corp 800-567-1950
Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India


In any case, those three #’s should take care of them!

Posted on August 24, 2006 at 01:22 PM

17 Brett Ellis said...

I owned this telemarketer from the phone number:
+1 (866) 383-0986

They try to get fax numbers from people who own domain names so they can send spam to their fax machines, so I gave him the address to the FCC office in Washington DC.

Me: Heyyy!
Him: "Uh hello there, is this Brett Ellis who owns the domain RomanWolves.com?"
Me: "Yes!" (I was rather excited about messing with him)
Him: "Is your addess at 116 Mart........?"
Me: "Yea um actually no its changed."
Him: "Okay, what has it been changed to?"
Me: "445 12th. SW, Washington DC, 20554"
Him: "Okay, is your phone number still 91942..."
Me: "Um actually I hope you do mail me.." (I trailed off and hung up)

I hope they send spam to the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC and get completely shut down for doing so :)

Posted on August 29, 2006 at 11:56 AM

18 fed up... said...

seems they are still at it... i have been getting the most annoying phone calls but this time they are claiming to deal with student loan issues..even when i gave the phone to my husband to tell them i switched numbers they tried to get him to reduce his "educational loans" ... will it never end!?!

Posted on August 29, 2007 at 06:22 PM

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