Monday, May 21, 2012

Home Security Firm Calls Do Not Call List, Use General Electric Tradename

Three days ago I got a call where the caller ID said USF, which locally means University of South Florida.  As my daughter had just graduated from there, I picked it up.  But it was a home burglar alarm company calling out of Oregan (according to a Google search).  I told them not to call again and hung up.  I also filed a complain on them on the national Do Not Call Registry.

But today at 6:30pm they called again, but this time identified themselves as General Electric Home Security.  I asked "Trayvon" the name the man gave me, if they were affiliated with the General Electric Corporation, and he said, "Oh yes!  We are part of General Electric."  So I asked him then why are they calling me since I'm registered with the Do Not Call?  He replied, "Oh, well look at that."  Then I said not to call again and asked him his full name.  He said, "Oh sure...." and hung up.  The caller ID this time said American Alarm.   I reported it again on the Do Not Call list site.

The phone was 971-220-1656 and Google shows it as HOME SECURITY in Gresham, OR. So it's obviously the same outfit, masquerading as major companies or institutions to get you to pick up, and with no regard for the Do Not Call.

These guys are total scammers.  Stay away.  They just want your personal info.

49 comments:

  1. I've had two robo calls for General Electric Home Security. The first was on the answering machine so couldn't do anything about it. The second I answered and listened to the robo call pitch and pressed 1 to tell a human they've violated the Do Not Call. Katie snidley tells me "YOU pressed 1 to talk to me, it was a marketing company that called you". Of course once informed they violated the do not call all managers were conveniently busy. I've written my congress critter to ask him to close this possible loophole to the Do Not Call Registry, and recommend everyone else out there do the same. Maybe, just maybe we can put these robo call companies out of business and have a quiet evening once again.

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  2. I've lost count of the number of robo calls I've gotten from this company. At least 3 in the past week. Each time I am not filing a Do Not Call complaint. The numbers come from all over the place, cell phone (CA this time), Home Security (206 area code), just to name a couple. I am fed up with them.

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  3. I've also received numerous calls from these people. I've spoken to a manager two times and was told my number would be removed. That didn't happen. I've received two calls in the past 3 days. If anyone finds out who these people are, please post. I want to file a complaint with the FCC.

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  4. I'm fed up with "GE Home Security" calls. You'd think GE might be interested in stopping. Gonna see if I can get them to visit the house, without giving out information.

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  5. Received a call like this also from 845-262-0609 a local to me number. Sounded like a robot and not a person.

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    1. If I suspect it's a computer voice, I just ask them, "How much is 2 + 2?" It's amazing all of the shucking and jiving I get when a real human being would just say, "4."

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  6. Unfortunately, reporting scammers to the Do Not Call List doesn't seem to accomplish anything these days...

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  7. Heaven help me but my approach is to simply get to a human being and spout off ever vile and abusive obscenity I can think of and to otherwise just totally abuse that person just as much as I possibly can.

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  8. Did G.E have their response for this?

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  9. I would love to personally shove a phone up their asses! They call my frick'n house several times a day, from an assortment of numbers. I even tried blocking them and they just call from a new number. My call block only holds 10 numbers! GRrrrrrrrr! Someone needs to do something about this! It is harrassment!!!!

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  10. I tried to go through the routs to get to the point someone would actually come to my house. I was going to set them up. But before we got to that point I seen it was not going to happen without sharing personal info. I then told the lady that I wanted off their list. Her answer was "I see so your just a fu%$ing A#@hole wasting my time". I get several calls per month from them and have for the last year. This week I have had several including 3 yesterday alone. Calls show WA, OR, CA, and AL. Wish I could figure out how to stop it or lure them here.

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    1. I actually get these idiots--or a variation thereof--coming to my door, despite the sign that says, "No Soliciting." I point to it and they invariably wave their hand in a dismissive manner, because the system is "free," with the minor exception that there's some ridiculous monthly fee. If they can't understand "No Soliciting," how are they going to understand the no call list? Let me tell you, you don't want these idiots coming anywhere near your house.

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  11. Sue them. Go to www.stop-telemarketers.com/

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  12. Actually there is no such thing as GE Home Security. This is actually a company called American Alarm that is not affiliated with GE in any way. So not only do they lie about not calling the do not call lists. They lie about who they even are and are affiliated with. Given so much deception up front I wonder if this isn't just a Con Artist scam in it's entirety.
    They have called people from the following numbers so far: 248-759-5393 and 971-220-1656 and 845-262-0609

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    1. add one more to your list 703-775-8000. same GE home security. the person that calls me is Jason

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    2. It is November 24, 2015 and Jason calls me every day. Because I got rough with them, the increase their call frequency. They must be insulated, this cannot really be GE because I am keeping a log.

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    3. Chad, How did you figure out it was American Alarm? And which American Alarm is it? A search for American Alarm BBB gets you about 8 different listings. It would help to be able to research the correct company. Thanks

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  13. Now their GE robosystem is giving out MY residential phone number as a call-back number! I have received several calls leaving the callers completely confused. What there is to gain from this,I don't know.

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  14. I get illegal robocalls from "alarm companies" constantly. I was able to get a few numbers from these violators. Lets blanket their numbers so they cant operate. Mark at 19495219382 Gary at 9495294765, John 18883097797

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    1. hey you only got 3 numbers? try 14 numbers that I gave the federal trade commission and the FCC they said that they was looking into the company before I called. hope they catch them soon. when you get the calls record the numbers, the callers name with date & time. this creates a paper trail for the feds to follow the more they get reported the better chance we have of getting them off the phone!

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    2. try contacting the Federal Trade Commission and the FCC (they regulate the phones and enforce the do not call lists) make sure you save all the numbers, names, dates & call times.

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    3. I have been doing exactly what you suggest for over 4 years now. Not a single thing has come of it. The only thing that has remotely helped me is removing my numbers from the DNC list. What people don't realize is that the bad guys have access to it just like the good guys do. The good guys abide by it, the bad guys don't. While my calls have not stopped, they have diminished greatly since my numbers have been removed.

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  15. I got hang-up calls in Aug. 2015 where Caller ID said "561-366-2853" and "Palm Beach News" that puzzled me. Then today Sep. 4, 2015 I got a call with that same Caller ID, and it was a telemarketer calling for General Electric home alarm systems. My number is on the national DNC list. I am still trying to figure out what "Palm Beach News" means. If anyone knows, please share and post.

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  16. Getting 2 or 3 calls per day from them, always listed under different locations. I have started an auto reject list, but they always call from different numbers.

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  17. I have probably gotten a couple dozen calls from General Electric Home Security (610-601-1499) over the last 2 weeks. Always the same #. I have blocked the number on my cell phone, but they leave a 4-10 second voicemail of a recording every time. Happens at least once a day. Tried calling back to be put on the no call list twice, but nothing has changed.

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    1. Every time you call back, all you have done is verify that your number is valid. This is why they keep calling back.

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  18. They call from 610-601-1499 at least once a day for the past couple weeks. I blocked the number on my cell but they still leave a recorded voicemail every time. Tried getting on the no call list twice, but nothing has changed.

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  19. Funny the OP is from 2015 it is now 2015 and this scam comtinues....wtf is the fcc doing?

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    1. the FCC isn't doing anything. That's what most folks don't get.

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  20. Found them. Jt marketing in Pakistan...

    https://m.facebook.com/Jtelemarketing/photos/a.362720677133456.81634.360185900720267/963182137087304/?type=3&source=44&refid=17

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  21. I only had my home phone a week and they are calling me. :(

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  22. Also had "Jason from General Electric" call me. Three times in two days.
    586 221 6994
    918 324 2862
    407 378 0071

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    1. Same for me. "Jason from General Electric." From two different numbers today alone. Second time i said "you have to be kidding me" and he hung up.

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  23. 770-213-0011 is another of their spoofed numbers. They've gotten super good with their robocalls now. They are "interactive", meaning the computer making the call responds to certain key words, such as "hello", "yes", "okay" etc. I just block their numbers and go about my day.

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  24. Yeah, "Jason from General Electric Home Security" (robo)calls my cell every day. Pressing 1 to request that my number be added to their DNC does no good. Complaining to FTC does no good. Adding 516-206-9011 to my blocked numbers list prevents my phone from ringing but does not prevent them from leaving a 2-4 sec. voicemail which then sends me a VM notification msg. Has no one figured out what it takes to "satisfy" them such that they realize it will be fruitless to call again?

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  25. Today my co-worker received the 2nd in 2 days calls from "Jason from General Electric home Security"....ON A 911 EMERGENCY LINE!!!!!!! This is not only ridiculous but it could cost someone their life!!!!

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  26. Add 704-228-0513 and 206-708-2849 out of crowders creek, N.C. And and Seattle Washington. 2 times a day for the last month at least. Started back in September. They upset me.

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  27. I recorded 3 to give calls a week from " Jason " no matter how I try to get him not to hang up when he finds out I'm not interested he says sure and hangs up. This is harassment. Period.

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  28. Has anyone been able to stop this? I'm getting 2-3 calls per day on my cell, now my work line. It's harassment at this point.

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  29. I am at 2-3 calls a day as well. I asked, "is this a robot", the robot fake-laughed, and said, "no, this is Jenny". So far I have filed complaints with FTC, FCC, BBB (GE Home Security: http://www.bbb.org/utah/business-reviews/burglar-alarm-systems-dealers-monitoring-and-service/ge-home-security-in-salt-lake-city-ut-22312646/) Next step is attorney general. Harassment is EXACTLY the word for it. Every call is from a different number, but all within my phone's area code. Surely, there must something that can be done to these people.

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  30. September 2013, ADT paid out on a settlement after making unauthorized robo sales pitches for years and years and years (and they did so without ever admitting they were making the calls). And now some think that the calls are still happening, just under a different name. That name is GE Security Systems, and you know who's one of the dealers for GE Security Systems? ADT. What do you do about it:
    - make sure your name is on the do not call registry (31 days and they must stop, failing to is illegal)
    - file a complaint with the FTC (really should do so after your name is on the list 31 days)
    - Sue (it's the only way to hit where it hurts). Typically you'll need be part of a class action law suit for it to work... but be on the look out, and join if you see it!
    That is the gist of it

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  31. I received a telemarketer phone call on Thursday, June 2, 2016 . She identified her company as General Electric Home Security who "was offering a special". Since I am interested in upgrading my security system, I allowed her to switch me to a second person for details. Mr. Boehle knew my name and address. He described system which he said would be installed free and would cost $46/month, guaranteed never to increase. He gave his call back number [866-938-5827] in case I had any questions after we finished talking. Then he asked me for my birthday--claiming that it was required for some reason to get the system installed. When I hung up, I called 866-938-5827 and got a recorded message: " General Electric & Alliance Home Security", not Mr. Boehle. I left a message asking for references in my area of satisfied customers whom I could contact. They never called back. I am sure this company is trawling thousands and thousands of people trying to get personal information to sell on the ID theft market. If you get a call from "General Electric Home Security", hang up immediately. Call your BBB.

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  32. If Y'all had read the information on the Do not call list, you would know that there is no immediate action that gets taken. Due to the laws/rules in place, they are more of an aggregrate source. Should a DA want to sue "GE Home Security", they would be able go to the site, and pull relevant data. Please, continue to file complaints, they all add up! Just don't expect immediate results from that filing.

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  33. Just had "Todd from GE Home Security" call this morning sounding like a robot. 757-419-5361 - when you google that number there are several people complaining of various telemarketers, including "you won a cruise" calls. Judging from all of the different numbers posted for GE on this blog, I think there are a list of anonymous numbers that all of these shady companies are hiding behind. You can never block them all.

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  34. I've received three calls from Todd this week. Obviously a robo call. I've filed three complaints in the past month against this company. Apparently the Do Not Call registry is completely useless as they have continued this practice unabated for over four years.

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  35. Todd the Robot from GE Home Security has called me every single day for over a month now. I can not block the number because it is different every time. The calls all originate from the Cleveland, Oh region. You can't zero out. I can never get a person.

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  36. I get five robo calls per week from Todd with ge security. Funny how the FCC can't or won't stop them. I guess they are above the law just like some of our politicians.

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  37. Two calls in two days from "Jason" with GE Home Security which is a company that may or may not exist. "He" was apologetic and promised to take me off the list yesterday but I got another call today. I am going to start setting up appointments with them to come to my high rise building in Chicago we have human security at the door. I can't imagine how this group makes any money unless they are just totally bilking people. Fake appointments may make them re-think this but who knows. Irritating.

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  38. GE security sold to UTC

    Give both a call

    UTC. 202-336-7400
    860-728-7000
    561-766-6100

    GE. 877-443-6276
    800-786-2543
    203-373-2211
    Call a few times,,,let them know how it feels

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