January 6, 2004


We got an odd phone call the other day from 416-214-9514 (thanks, caller ID). There was silence on the line and then a hangup.

Apparently, other people have gotten these phone calls. I started a discussion on EAForums regarding the details of 416-214-9514. Only interesting if you've gotten one of these mysterious blank phone calls, or are interested in what it might have to do with the Do Not Call list.

Got something to add? Post your comments in the discussion at EAForums. While you're there, look around and you might find other interesting discussions, too.


A fellow named Don Hampton in Tri-Cities, WA sent the following info:

I enjoyed the information on the phone number 303-804-0000 and did some investigating, it turns out that Quest in Greenwood villiage owns the number and/or is in charge of it.

I talked to a guy named Jan in the business department at 800-603-6000, he would not tell me the owner but took the complaint, I had already found out from MCI in Greewood Villiage Colorado that it is a Quest number, the man I talked to at Quest "Jan" told me that there is also an an annoyance Call bureau at 1-800-582-0655 in which someone can lodge a complaint.

I suggest everyone call Quest Business and fill out an online FTC complaint to stop this, Jan told me he would contact the number holder and have them remove my name & number from their system, but he would not tell me who they were, I believe in my investigation that it is actually Quest themselves, perhaps there call center....

If you are being haunted by calls from these numbers, following Don's advice may be one avenue for you to try.

Posted by James at January 6, 2004 5:27 PM
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I keep getting a stupid recording for "Peter" about business I am currently conducting. Sometimes 3 per night. It is damn annoying. At the end of the call it asks me to press 9 to be connected or to call 1 866 762 5956. I've tried to do a reverse lookup and find out who it is, but haven't been successful. Anyone else?

Posted by: Jim at January 6, 2004 6:07 PM

Never gotten a call like that before.

Posted by: James at January 6, 2004 6:12 PM

I sometimes get messages that sound as if I called them. Like, "this number is not in service. Please hang up now." Weird. It has something to do with my answering machine, I think, because it stopped for a while when I started using a different answering machine, then resumed when I went back to this one.

But yes, I have seen some strange numbers on my caller ID. I don't remember them exactly, but I do remember a 416. I was going to look up where that area code was, but forgot. (And am too lazy to do it now.)

My phone number is also similar to Wal-Mart's photography studio's number, so I get calls for them from time to time. One unhappy shopper insisted that she was given *my* number by Directory Assistance.

Posted by: julie at January 7, 2004 3:03 PM

I get these hang-up calls from 416-214-9514 at least twice a day. Really annoying.

Posted by: Laura at January 13, 2004 11:36 AM

I can't believe it. I found this forum as I went on the internet trying to figure out where this number led to. Yes, I get them often also and it is quite annoying.

Posted by: meek at January 13, 2004 2:23 PM

I had the number on caller id as well .. I checked the number to see what location before calling it back -- found out from the area code that its an ontario canada number

Posted by: angelica at January 13, 2004 8:19 PM

Wow! I too am shocked that all you folks get multiple calls from this number too. I also get fax calls from 303-804-0000. Does anyone have a "blocker" solution?

Posted by: Peggy at January 13, 2004 10:54 PM

We just got a call from this number, but we didn't answer it because it was not familiar. I used Google to see if it would give me a description. That's how I found this posting board. I will let you know if they call again and we figure out who they are.

Posted by: Renee at January 15, 2004 1:31 PM

Yes! I was not home, but my mother took the call. She said some girl asked for me by name. My mother didn't ask who it was, but I saw this number in the Call ID. WHo the heck is this??!!!

Posted by: samantha at January 15, 2004 7:05 PM

i keep getting the 416 # also then i looked online and saw this forum whats going on.i get calls other calls from ont.,canada

Posted by: travis at January 15, 2004 10:39 PM

I keep getting blank calls from this number as well, then i got a call from another number, girls gone wild, keep calling asking for some guy, i asked them to take me off their call list.

Posted by: theresa at January 19, 2004 10:09 AM

I am getting these calls also. Just got two in a row. One to my home number and one to my office line.

Very strange indeed.

Jim Ryan

Posted by: Jim at January 19, 2004 12:48 PM

I called the police and they will trace the line and put a stop to it !

Posted by: Doug at January 19, 2004 1:19 PM

I get calls from the 416 number at least twice a week. My number is unlisted and unpublished so I would love to know who it is and how they got it.

Posted by: Roxanne at January 19, 2004 3:41 PM

I have also rec'd calls from this number and when I tried to call back a voicemail system answered and said the mailbox was full and did not give a name as to who owned the number. I am also unlisted and always have been.

Posted by: shannon at January 19, 2004 4:49 PM

I just got this call and I get it often. I answer the phone, brief silence then a hang-up. So did a search and walah found this forum lol. Let us know how the police trace-search goes.

Posted by: Jeff at January 20, 2004 12:30 PM

Got this number this morning. As my line was busy my CallWave caught it for me. I got a similar call at least 3 times a day over the weekend. I now use selective call screening (I do not answer the phone until the answering machine clicks on and it is someone I know),

Posted by: pinkflutterby at January 20, 2004 1:39 PM

I got what I assume was a fax call by the Colorado people (303) 804-0000 today. They called my personal, residential number which is completely illegal according the FCC regulations that I have read online. Faxes are illegal unless they have permission to fax you. If anybody finds out who these people are give them hell.

Posted by: Eve at January 20, 2004 1:44 PM

Hi i got 2 calls from (303)804-0000 it sounded like a fax line to me

Posted by: rufusjim at January 20, 2004 6:13 PM

I also found the 303 number on my caller ID today.

Posted by: Sue at January 20, 2004 6:43 PM

Updated this with some additional info.

Posted by: James at December 28, 2006 4:06 PM

I have been getting at least 2 calls a day from 303-804-0000 & it sounds like a fax line. When I call the # back, it says the # is disconnected. This has been going on for over a year. If anyone has a solution, please share it. I have been put on the Do Not Call list, but that didn't work---HELP!!!

Posted by: carrie at February 8, 2007 1:44 PM

Carrie, I get fax calls all the time. (My number used to be a fax number in a previous life.) They're from different numbers, some of them blocked and others in Canada, so there's nothing the phone company can do about it except give me a new phone number.

However, since all your calls come from the same number in Colorado (supposedly), you might be able to work something out with the phone company.

I can program my upstairs phone not to ring if the call is coming from certain numbers. It still rings downstairs, but at least I don't have to hear it.

Posted by: Julie at February 8, 2007 2:35 PM

I have been having been receiving fax calls for several months. I logged a complaint with the FTC and confirmed that I am listed on the Do Not Call Registry. I found out that Xtension Services (www.xtensionservices.com) owns the number and their client sends out a fax blast. If you're having problems, I'd suggest calling Neil at 502-241-8133.

Posted by: todd at February 21, 2007 12:24 PM

I have been receiving fax calls from 303-804-0000 for the last few days, has anyone tried to fax them back and tell them to stop?

Posted by: Marie at February 21, 2007 11:53 PM

When we lived in Maynard, MA, we would get what sounded like dial-up attempts, and usually at night. I always thought it had something to do with Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), which had its world headquarters in the old woolen mill in town, but I don't know.

I will tell you since they went out of business, the calls have stopped. Coincidence?

To those who are getting these "ghost calls," give a call to your state attorney general. If that doesn't do the trick, consider contacting your state reps or your reps in the Congress and Senate. To bolster your case, mention there is an entire EA forum devoted to this (it might help your cause if you print the forum and send it to them with your letter).

Posted by: Patti M. at February 22, 2007 8:54 AM

I too have gotten calls from 303-804-0000. I have tried to fax it a message, but it will not answer. I will try some of the suggestions in previous posts.

Posted by: Sheryl Hohle at February 22, 2007 11:36 AM

I called Qwest. Diane Rudd at Qwest confirmed that the 303-804-0000 line is owned by Qwest, but could not trace who has rented the space. She sent me to the FCC complaint website, www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/unwantedfaxes.html, and suggested that we file complaints via their link.

Posted by: Sheryl at February 22, 2007 12:17 PM

That sounds like a suggestion worth trying, although I am not sure it will stop the calls.

Ours eventually stopped on their own.

Posted by: James at February 22, 2007 12:43 PM

I also have been getting the calls from 303-804-0000. I've only had my phone for about two months. I also have been getting them from 260-459-6271. The other day i had 23 messages on my machine from them trying to call. I got online for the 260 number and luckily found their phone number. I had to call them and ask them to quit. The person i talked to was supposed to send emails to everyone saying not to fax here. well, today i got home and got 4 in about 10 minutes time. so i had to call again. i'm about ready to get my number changed already....

Posted by: Jamie at March 1, 2007 4:27 PM

I got today call from 303-804-0000. I answered it and it was a fax tone. I did listen to the tone for the time it would finish the "Fax" because if I hang up they would "fax" me again :)

Later I filed a compalin with donotcall.gov as my phone number is registerd there since 2003. Lets see what happens. You can file a complain there if you have registerd your phone but there is some wait time till the telemarketers should stop calling.

Posted by: Prashant at March 15, 2007 11:30 AM

Has anyone considered gathering all the annoyed recipients of these fax calls together for a road trip to Quest?

I think 1,000 pissed off people showing up on their doorstep would motivate them.

Just a thought.

Posted by: Patti M. at March 15, 2007 11:53 AM

Same here, the other day it was at 2 AM.

Posted by: at March 21, 2007 9:21 PM

I got a call on my cell phone at 6 a.m. today from 303-804-0000. I id not make it to the phone in time to answer .... and that would be 4 a.m. in Colorado, so whassup with that?

Posted by: Suzanne Y. at March 26, 2007 9:31 PM

303-804-0000 called my cell phone with some fax fun today about noon CDT.

Posted by: Justin at March 29, 2007 1:27 PM

yeah i got a call from the 303-804-0000 number tonight on my cell phone and my voice mail answered before i could pick up. it too sounded similar to a fax but sounded more like a dial up modem. at the end someone started to talk i heard the word hey, but then my voice mail cut off since it was too long. but i did do some researching and prolly will continue but i did find out that this company Qwest is in greenfield village in Co. but other then that thats all i got.

Posted by: at April 4, 2007 8:43 PM

(303) 804-0000 is a land line based in Denver, CO
The registered service provider is Qwest Corporation**.
Detailed listing information is not available.

Posted by: at April 4, 2007 9:19 PM

This company is Reliance Wholesale Lending, a mortgage company.You can email them to stop at http://www.reliancewholesalelending.com/contactus.html.

Posted by: L at April 9, 2007 1:13 PM

I have been getting these calls for months at 6:10am almost every morning. I followed someone elses advice and called Neil from Xtension Services (www.xtensionservices.com) at 502-241-8133. He told me that they lease the number to one of their customers. He took down my phone number and told me that he would try to do something about it. He told me if the calls do not stop in the next couple of days, that I should call him back. Hopefully this will help. Thanks Todd for the info.

Posted by: jwar at April 17, 2007 12:28 PM

You know, L... if these people are going to make unsolicited phone calls, the last thing I want to do is give them my email address. Y'know?

Posted by: Julie at April 17, 2007 12:33 PM

been receiving the 303-804-0000 fax calls at least once per week. i think it's time to report them to the donotcall registry... imagine the fines they'd face for each call considering each minute is approx. $0.04-$0.10??

Posted by: Dru at April 19, 2007 7:55 PM

I've been getting the (303) 804-0000 Fax call on my cell phone about two years now. All I've been able to find out is that is from Qwest in Denver, Co. I would like to find the person or persons unknow who sending this fax and nail their hide to the barn door.

Posted by: Ron at April 24, 2007 4:57 PM

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