Social dillemas

Survey RC

I’ve been getting calls from a entity calling themselves “Survey RC” for about a year now, and decided to do some research on them to see who runs this bot.

Since they always manage to call me on the sub-lines that don’t have Caller ID, I imagine that they are buying specific lists from the phone company’s affiliates.

Some Googling has told me that Survey RC is a tele-trojan. A classic hook, bate, and sinker. They hook you with a harmless survey, bait you with free hotel stays and cruise tickets, and finally get your personal information. You gotta be pretty gullible or lonely to fall for this, but this country is filled with gullible lonely people.

Any way, what my fellow netizens say is that, Survey RC is either affiliated with the Ritz Carlton group or Ramada Cruise services. Maybe both hotel groups farmed out their marketing to the same vendor, I dunno. But, wouldn’t it be really crummy to have the label TELEMARKETER sprawled on your flagship hotels in major cities?

Yes, citizens are free to file for a demonstration in front of your luxe hotels with big banners and chanting at reasonable volume. I mean, if I was the GM at either hotel chain, I’d stop Survey RC from harassing my potential customers even if Survey RC wasn’t my affiliate. They are tarnishing my name.

So in conclusion, I have no good leads as to who runs Survey RC and how to stop them from calling, but can only hope big money can solve the problem for me and others.


  • J. King

    I’ve been getting “important messages” from Survey RC on my cell phone, and each time it costs me 30 cents. I really wish I could tell such vultures to off.

  • katoson

    get gmail…inside gmail you can have a call phone…keep calling them when you get there #…call them 100 times a day ..see if they finally fkng get it

  • Celia

    We can’t condone this kind of behavior. As I’d suspect, telemaketers would use more technology to overwhelm the phone system with annoying calls. It won’t stop until advertisers start respecting their intended targets OR the phone company finally steps in.

  • Jim

    Call the number back and it tells you that you can get your number removed by pressing 1… We’ll see.

  • TR in PA

    I’ve been getting their calls, too, and this number just showed up on my caller ID with the latest call: 207-493-2625. If you dial the number (good luck getting through,) you can have your number removed from their future calling lists.

  • tom

    Just wait for “YOUR CAPTAIN” to come on the line and press “9”.
    They’ll say “based on your answers, you do not currently qualify for this offer” and they’ll disconnect! Easy.

  • Brenda

    I get the Survey RC calls too. I have follwed through with the survey to see what happens. When they ask for my name and I tell them this is a business they hang up on me-can you believe the nerve? I just now tried the number listed form TR in PA-we’ll see if the calls stop.
    What about getting calls from a caller that shows up on my Caller ID (at work) as TEXAS with a phone number. I have tried to answer the call in all kinds of manners but it ALWAYS hangs up on me. I have been getting these calls for over 2 years!

  • Kaitlin

    We get these calls constantly at our office. The last two times, I’ve pressed 1 a million times to get through their survey and be connected with a human. When I was connected to an operator, I said “I want to be removed from your list.” The operator would then say “hold the line while I transfer you to that department” — then CLICK, the line goes dead. BOTH TIMES. This is pissing me off!!!

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