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Monday, March 27, 2006
THE HOT LEAD CO (818-638-8049)

for latest on the battle against The Hot Lead Co, see this junkfax.org page


That's what my called ID said this morning at 4am! Googled the number -- no result. Just called the number -- says it's out of order.

A search of "Hot Lead Company" does turn up the following on a Colorado no-call-list site:

The Hot Lead Company LLC
6009 West Parker Rd.
Ste 149-PMB114
Plano, TX 75093


The thing is: I'm on the no-call list! This FCC site has an email address to which you can file complaints:

donotcall@fcc.gov

My email:



Hot Lead Company -- eat my hot lead.

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Anonymous Anonymous comments:
The Hot Lead Co. called my home number @ 4:59 AM and then my home office line @ 5:00 AM this morning. I called them back, and the message is the number (818-638-8049) is no longer in sevice. I filed a complaint with the Do Not call Registry. These clowns are in Plano Tx. Someone needs to go over there and fire bomb their office.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just got a call from these people last night at about 1am. I am going to file a complaint with the Do Not Call registry as well.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just got a call from them too and will also file a complaint. There was nobody there when I answered the call so I'm wondering what their purpose/intent is in the first place.
Blogger Ferg comments:
I find this kind of maddening. I got a phone call from "The Hot Lead Co" at 2:30 AM this morning. We've had a rough time lately - death in the family, et al, so middle-of-the-night calls are especially unsettling.

Here's the thing, though - 818 is a Los Angeles, CA area code. Since you called it back and it said it was disconnected, I'm guessing they're using some sort of Caller ID spoofing service?

I don't know, but I feel like I need to find out. There seems to be an incredibly small amount of information on "The Hot Lead Co" online, which leads me to believe that it's a bogus name, and the relationship to the Plano, TX company may just be coincidence.
Blogger Tomohiro Idokoro comments:
Since a number of people have been ending up on this post and a few people commenting, I can provide the following update on my complaint to the FCC:

no response whatsoever
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Hi, Same thing with us. We got a call 3:30 in the morning. We are an 818 and I called them back and had no response. My parents are in Orange County and they had recieved a call at an earlier date, also in the middle of the night. I wonder if they talk or hand up if one would answer the phone.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Bitches called me at 4:31 am - I am in 818, and I am unlisted - actually like 4 people know this phone number at all, since I never use my landline. I spent all night trying to sleep and right when I'm in the middle of a sweet dream - @ssh0le call wakes me up. I wonder what this is. I don't see it being someone who hates me because, well, no one knows my number :-)
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I had the exact same thing happen to us this morning around 4:49am.

I have a newborn and woke her up so subsequently I have been up since this stupid call came in.

I have friends in Plano and will have them pay a visit to these fine folks. My sister also works for the news and will forward this site to her as well. I will let you know what I find out.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I found the following info oon this company:

Hot Lead LLC
16901 Dallas Pkwy
Addison, TX zip code
Phone: (469) 828-0020

I have already called and no one is there(go figure).

I think everyone should call these fine people and give them a piece of our minds.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
They called me at 4:34 AM.
so I hate these bastard too.
same name on the caller ID.
same number (818-638-8049)

all ready filed a complaint with the FCC. donotcall@fcc.gov
Thanks for the form letter on the original post.

4/8/06
James in California.
Blogger heidi d. comments:
I got a call this morning.What the heck. 1:50am. When I said hello, I heard nothing...I usually don't answer the phone at all after 10. I picked it up and what the heck...Il'm filing a complaint against these jack asses...
Anonymous FerretBoy comments:
I got a number for these assholes from 411, it's 818-242-0273 and their address is 401 north Brand Blvd in Glendale CA. I have reported them to the police in both Glendale and Burbank. This info is received from my Vonage 411 service on 04.08.06 out of Burbank,CA. I used to run a business of uncovering stealth assholes like this. If I don't get the right answers from athorities on a superficial level I may open up a paid search $$$. If we can get an email address for them I have some great software that will reveal their location fairly quick.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
We received a call at home at exactly 3 AM last night (April 10). We didn't answer - but, woke us all up. There was no message. I checked the caller ID this morning and found The Hot Lead Com at 818-638-8049. I live in Burbank, CA which is in the 818 area code. This is definitely not Texas. Someone local is making these calls.
I remember a year or so ago there were strange calls going out at all hours and they found it was a machine that was programmed wrong.
Any word from the FCC?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
The purpose of these guys calling is to identify fax numbers. If a fax machine picks up the line then they have a number to can sent Spam Faxes to. That is what happened to me. I received a blank fax from these guys at first but then all of a sudden I started receiving Spam Faxes from this number. My business partner has a fax number one digit away from mine and the same thing has happened to him. This company needs to be stopped!!!
Blogger Tomohiro Idokoro comments:
Spam faxxing? I thought that went out with Dow 36,000!

Anyway, thanks for the info. Makes sense. I did see a story recently on /. about some regulation on faxing being relaxed. I guess the vermin are just getting ready.

FCC Update:

zilch
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I'm in Burbank too- unlisted, privacy manager, & on the DNC lists-just got calls/fax tones from this company at 12:20am & 12:26am-woke me up. Will go after them with a vengeance!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
That's my post above- now these clowns just faxed me a blank sheet of paper at 12:49am. 8/11/2006--Burbank, CA
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I also received a call at 12:45 a.m. on 4-8-06. I also live in Burbank, CA. Have not received another one yet.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
These F&*kers called me at 1:11 a.m. this morning.
After reading all the postings, I also Googled the company this way: "The Hot Lead Company" and found a job posting on Jobs.com and Monster.com

From Jobs.com:
Apr 3 Executive assistant / BookkeeperThe Hot Lead Company, located on the North Dallas Tollway just South of Trinity Mills is looking for a combination bookkeeper and executive assistant to the owners of the company. Most of the ...[more]Relevant Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level: High School or equivalent
Job Type: Employee
Job Status: Full Time
Job Shift: First Shift
Salary: From 24,000.00 to 32,000.00 USD per year
My Hot Leads US-TX-Addison

From Monster:

Executive assistant / Bookkeeper

Company: My Hot Leads
Location: Addison, TX 75001
Salary/Wage: 24,000.00 - 32,000.00 USD /year
Status: Full Time, Employee
Job Category: Administrative and Support Services
Relevant Work Experience:2+ to 5 Years
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level: High School or equivalent

Job Description

The Hot Lead Company, located on the North Dallas Tollway just South of Trinity Mills is looking for a combination bookkeeper and executive assistant to the owners of the company. Most of the bookkeeping work will be with payables. Some quick books experience is need, as well as organizational skills. This is a salaried position with compensation commensurate with skill and experience. Hours will be 8:30 till 5:00 Monday through Friday. No benefits offered. This is a fast paced, high growth firm.

Contact Information
Company: My Hot Leads
Contact: Robert Horne
Email: mike@myhotleads.net

A HIGH GROWTH FIRM WITH NO BENEFITS AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A BOOKKEEPER WITH AT LEAST A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA? WHAT A SCAM!
I WOULD BE TEMPTED TO E-MAIL THIS GUY NAMED ABOVE, BUT THEN THEY'D PROBABLY PUT ME ON A SPAMMER LIST!!!

I'm in Burbank, too. If they do have an office in Glendale, I might be tempted to drive over there and check them out.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I work in Burbank for one of the studios and they have been calling EVERY number for our building, and (I can only assume) for our studio.

These SOBs are annoying as hell.
Anonymous DigitalHunter comments:
Hey gang, I have been talking with the law & I am working on reverse engineering these turkeys. The one thing that was shared with me is "be careful what you say online" we can be traced even though we are signed in as anonymous. I know this as I have sequestered server logs from an online company in a murder investigation. If something violent happens to these scumbagz we can be added to the already growing list of those who want them in the hospital. Keep the event reports happening so we can build a case. We need to know how many people they call in a night and where. I am going to contact the media and see if we can get this on the news so others will come forth. Anyone got connects over at CBS or FOX?
Anonymous DighitalHunter comments:
Got'Em, I have been successful in contacting the company. Everyone please keep your shirts as I am bringing in the Media. We willl have our day legally. Please ask a friend if they have been contacted we need numbers of people who have been part of this. We will want interviews from people who have been abused. This could fling a class action suit.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
FYI: On 04/12/06 in the evening, I received a blank fax from (818) 638-8049. The ID was listed as "Phillips Rnc, CA." I live in Orange County.
Blogger Tomohiro Idokoro comments:
"Got'Em, I have been successful in contacting the company. Everyone please keep your shirts as I am bringing in the Media."

Just make sure The Shit List gets a plug. In those exact words!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
They keep calling my cell phone and I am not sure what to do about it. I call the number back and it is disconnected. I live in Orange County, Ca, is everyone here in CA somewhere?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Garden Grove, CA here - we got a call last night at 4am. It was very unnerving, because my mother is currently ill and undergoing surgery soon.

Bastards.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Received a blank fax page from them. I did a google search of "818-638-8049" and found this page. Yes I think they are searching for Fax Numbers, etc / leads. I live in the 818 area code.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Burbank (818) resident here who got a call from them on my home phone 4/8/06 and on my cell phone 4/10/06. I googled the name of the company tonight and found you guys here who've also been the victims of this insanity! Lets definitely try to do something to stop it... I will be happy to join in!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
What a bunch of SOBs. Glad to see that I'm not the only one dealing with this.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Us too.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I am the new victim just woke up by this MotherFxxker at 1:47AM. Called back with "non-working" recording. What's going on?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
my dad came to me today telling me about the number 818 638-8049 and said it wasnt in survice but he got calls from it. A week ago my bfs mom came and asked my bf that a number called her and it wasnt in service when she called back my bf told her he got the same number call in the middle of the nite just like her. I dont undersand whats going on here. If i find out whos doing this. STUPID DEPRESSED PSYCHO PEOPLE I WILL DO A LAW SUIT AND MORe...
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Burbank. Got the call at 2:45am on April 11th... didn't sleep well the rest of the night.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Well, they are certainly still at it. Received the call with that CID at 4:26am on Wednesday. I assume no word from the FCC, right?

I doubt there ever will be - their purpose seems to be primarily to rewrite the regulations so that media conglomerates can own everything, and to fine TV stations for "indecency," not to actually do any enforcement that matters.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Burbank resident. Got a call from that 818 number at 6 AM today (22 Apr), on my cell

My land line is 818, but the cell is a 323 number, and like one poster above, it is konwn only to a few.

So, I didn't bother to answer,since I didn't recognize it as any friend who might be stuck somewhere or whatever.

Google took me here. Thanks for the data.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just got called at 9:58 pm. Los Angeles time by The Hot Lead Co. No message on my voicemail and as everyone else reports, the number is disconnected.

These people are cockroaches. As soon as any light is turned on, they'll scurry under the fridge and open another scam.

The FCC won't do anything productive. But I filed a complaint anyway.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just got a call Montrose, Ca. I answered, noone there. I called it back, number is disconnected. I have call blocker so I blocked the Mofo's. # was The Hot Lead Co. 818-638-8049. Call received 11:56 am.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I'm glad I took time out of studying to look up these jerks because I have finally had to turn off my fax answering line just stop the crap from coming in unlike several of you who are force to turn off the phone.

I pulled together some info on the web from my own notes and from some others. I'm saving this on my computer so I can follow up after school, but what a headache!!! I also pulled info on their advertised website. Most of these sites are hosted by GoDaddy.com and using (GD's) their privacy service. It is advisable to contact that company if you're being e-spammed too.

Hey Digital Hunter, how about an update!

--------------------------------------------
WHAT IS THE SUITE -- LOOKS LIKE THIS IS IN A BUILDING

I got a number for these assholes from 411, it's 818-242-0273 and their address is 401 north Brand Blvd in Glendale CA

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Hotleads
Mike Horne
6009 West Parker Rd Ste 149 - 114
Plano, TX 75093
US
972-679-9379
877-301-7627 [fax]
mhfaxman@yahoo.com

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Whois Record for Detexsec.com

Registrant:
Detex Security Systems Inc.
800 Second Ave.
8th Fl.
New York, New York 10017
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain Name: DETEXSEC.COM
Created on: 17-Jan-06
Expires on: 18-Jan-07
Last Updated on: 17-Jan-06

Administrative Contact:
Semo, Stefan
SemoTech
464 Gorge Rd.
Suite 2E
Cliffside Park, New Jersey 07010
United States
(201) 941-3974 Fax -- (425) 795-9716
--------------------------------------------
Whois Record for Semotech.com

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.DARKTECH.ORG
NS2.DARKTECH.ORG
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
driving directions:

google maps

in case you want to leave them some chinese menus or something
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
This (*)hole of a company called my cell at 2:50 am, called my daughters at 2:49 am.

Thanks for a good nights sleep.

kk 4-25-2006
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just got this call too. I happened to look it up on yellowpages.com and a Texas or Colorado address comes up, but on my Caller ID it says 818. 818 is in the valley area. It was 1:23 in the freakin' morning. Then I just typed the number in google and I found this. Well at least now I kind of know what is going on.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just received a call on my 323 cell from 818-638-8049, but did not answer it. After no message/voice mail was left, I Googled the number and here I am. I am in Toluca Lake, CA. Effers.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
My wife and I both received separate calls on separate phones last night night. After a bit of googling, here is where these jerkoffs are:
401 N. Brand Blvd.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I received a call at 11:57pm on 4-28-06. Call is logged as 12 seconds. I was sound asleep so it took me a while to get the phone, but they hung up before I answered.

I think the post that talks about a machine looking for fax machines is the likely story. By the way, the number did not have a name attached - Hot Lead Company was not given as the caller. someone please stop these people.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
They're still at it. April 30, 6:11 AM, Los Angeles (323) cell phone.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Yep, also can verify that they're still at it. Call at 5:30 a.m. here in Silverlake. I have a (323) number.

I'm thinking that if someone can get the home numbers of the people who work for the company in Glendale, then we can post it here and start taking shifts to call these guys all night. Two or three hundred folks calling every night might make them reconsider.

Anyone want to hire a p.i. to get personal contact info? We could all chip in. Just a thought.

Thanks for the site!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Still at it.. April 30 6:30am on a (323) cell-phone..
Blogger DigitalHunter comments:
I say we all ban together and get a piece of software that will return the favor of calling all night. The calls appear to actually be originating out of VEGAS. Here is a small tidbit of info to play with there will be more to follow...

The two main sweethearts who are behind this little game are Steve Falkner and Greg Horn of HotLeads (469) 828-0020. We have a feeling that the two of them may be one and the same. I have their phone number and I am going to do a voice print on their VM message. Their site is powered by www.mpowercom.com MPOWER is just their ISP but, these guys are just as sleazy because they allow turkeys like HotLead to operate.
Contact Customer Support @ MPOWER and share your frustration with them as a starter. Let them know that we will keep calling them as long as they support HotLead. Don't settle for speaking to support, PUSH your call all the way to a manager or VICE PRESIDENT. Tell'em you heard there was a federal case brewing, lie a little but do not threaten as they can prosicute. PLEASE I have information from very qualified people that we can get into alot of trouble. Take the high road and tell them your contacting the news team in their town to come and talk to them on camera. Alot of us are in the entertainment industry let's use our connects and legal power to take these assholes out!

MPOWER contact info:

* Business Customers: 888-777-5802
* Residential Customers: 877-799-0033
* Email Requests: customersupport@mpowercom.com
* Customer Care is available from 6am to 6pm, PST, Monday – Friday.
I have to run now but I will return with more info on how to return the irritation levels back to the source.
DigitalHunter ...
quiet but powerful!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Bastards! 4:30 AM!!!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Just got a call here at my home in Hollywood, at 6:04am - (323) area code, unlisted. caller id showed same (818) number as above, same company name - THE HOT LEAD. My fax machine picked up, and they proceeded to send a blank fax, no identifying headers. How do I stop them from sending junk faxes now? I need to keep my fax on for business purposes!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
FYI, just received a call (post above) on May 3 2006. These guys are apparently experienced junk faxers: see here
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
got called at 5:59 am.
appreciate them waking the whole family.
idiots.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just called the # in vegas and spoke to the receptionist. This is the company responsible although they claim the owner is out until monday.
Anonymous Zack comments:
Interesting.

These clowns obviously dial numbers in sequence.

After 1am my wife's cell phone rang with this number. No biggie. Exactly 1 minute later, my cell phone rings with the same number. My cell is 1 digit off from hers.

I got suspicious and came online to look up the number and found this site.

No doubt that right this minute, these creeps'phone-scanner is dialing someone's number about 25 digits off from ours.
Anonymous Zack comments:
oops forgot to add for reference: (323) cell numbers near Hollywood, CA- May 18th.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
(5-18-2006) They called me at 6:00 am this morning on my cell. Thanks a lot, jerks. I'm in the 323 area, btw.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
4am on May 19th they called my cell... a 323 Hollywood number... fuckers.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
They called me May 18, 2006 at 5:42 am. Annoying SOB's!!! Let me know if you need assistance.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
323- Home # at 11:30pm. (Hollywood)

After reading all of these posts, I didn't feel so bad. At least I wasn't asleep yet.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
May 19th, I get a call on my cell, I'm in Indiana, but my cell phone is 323 (L.A.)
These guys aren't slowing down
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
11:11 pm in our 626 area code...
why doesn't someone just email this site to an editor at the times?


maybe i will tomorrow.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Ahh! That damn hot lead! My boyfriend got a call from them on his line which is 1 digit different than mine (xxx-xxx5 while I am xxx-xxx3) and then a second later, they called on mine. So the computer must just be counting down. xxx-xxx2, you're next!

(btw, 1:10pm in Los Angeles).
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Got a call on Sunday 5/21/06 @ 5:05am...ouch, woken up early on a Sunday from the same 818-638-8049 number. I have a 323 area code cell phone
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
just received a call from these assholes at 10:45pm - ruining my "
Desperate Housewives" moment - here in 323- area code - these people have got to be stopped!!!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
2:25AM, May 22...add me to the list. 323 area code cell phone.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
These asswipes not only called me and my husband, but my son as well, all around 5 a.m. PDT

We are in the 323 area code and
we are all on the do not call list !
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
12:52 am 5/22/06
Called them this morning, phone number is no longer in service.
I am tempted to fax them a 10 Meg Excel spreadsheet to their Texas office.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I'm a network administrator and my company has about 250 fax numbers that go through a fax server then get distributed to employees. I'm getting about 2-4 faxes per number each day. Our company relies heavily on faxes from clients and when our fax lines are jammed with junk, we lose money. I'm currently documenting the date and time and the length of the transmition for each fax from our fax server. I will send my information to our accounting dept and have them crunch the numbers to figure out how much money we are possibly be losing. After that I will be contacting our company's lawyers. Thanks for all the info.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I'm in the 626, next to 818, and just received a call from these douches on both of my home lines. One at 1:48 am and the other immediately following at 1:50 am. What the hell! I've got a long ass day in a few hours and I don't appreciate being woken up.
Anonymous another_annoyed_person comments:
5/30/06: I am in 626 area code (Arcadia, Ca) and received a 3:00am phone call from (818) 638-8049. Found this page via google. Called the Hot Leads phone # listed here and asked them to take my phone number off the list. Can't anything be done about this company? Aren't they violating several laws (caller id spoofing, calling at ungodly hours, unsolicited faxes)?
Anonymous anrod comments:
Here is Hot Lead's toll-free phone number: 1-800-317-8309. Everyone who disagrees with their junk-fax tactics should give them a phone call and very slowly explain to them why they should not send junk faxes.
Anonymous Alexandra comments:
WOW... man, I do find it kind of a relief that I'm not the only one... And that I'm not a vindictive bitch for writing down the number and wanting to find out who it was...

Any way, two nights ago my cell rang at 3 am, but it said (no number), wich left me pissed but without much to do. Then LAST NIGHT my husband's cell rang!! I picked it up yelled at them and hung up. Now I know that no one would have answered.

The thing is, no one calls at that hour unless it's an emergency, so one has to get out of bed to pick it up. Man I'm pissed off!!!

I'm all about taking turns and calling the bastards... Sign me up!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
They just called me @ 3am, am pissed!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Got a call from them at 5:42AM this morning from them. I have a Monrovia (626) number. Something seriously needs to be done.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I live in Pico Rivera, CA and received a call from the 818-638-8049 number at 4 AM! sent email complaint to the do not call list.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I've received several calls from this number over the past couple of months. It's now become just about every day. I received one call on Saturday, June 3rd, and another today, June 5th. I just filed a complaint with the FCC. I'm on the Do-Not-Call Registry, so I'm of course very unhappy with this situation.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
We got it too-- 1AM, La Canada, CA. June 6th. Home line, then fax line.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I got the call too at 3:41am June 6th, no answer when I picked up. I live in the 818 area of Los Angeles.

I read most of the comments but don't know what real action to take. The 'do not call list' is worthless when filing a complaint.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
We got two calls also - in La Canada Ca - at 3:50 am -first to home fax line with a fax page with gibberish, then a call to the home number in sequence with caller ID "The Hot Lead CO". Then a junk fax from Stock News Journal at 8:00am. Looks like they are searching to build a fax number list. Really disturbing to get a call at 3:50 AM - any real action anyone suggests? I like the class action lawsuit - how about a bunch of small claims cases if they are really in Glendale??
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
626 area code, got a call at 12:15 am. They were calling in a block of prepaid phones and cost every number they hit ten cents.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Arcadia, (626)area code -Received a call at 5:55AM. Tried to call back the number 818-638-8049 and of course it is disconnected. Hat's off to the guy who put together the do-not-call email, it saved me some time. Best thing to do is call the FCC as well as the FTC and complain if this keeps reoccuring. Get a case number to include in your emails. This is like spam, just more annoying. Nice to see I'm not the only one. Now, I'm going back to sleep.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Shocked awake by Hot Lead Company Call at 3 AM on June 10th. live in Sierra Madre, California.
It was a fax tone I heard. I filed a complaint with the Do Not Call Registry.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Sierra Madre- 626. 3:03 AM and 3:10, both of my numbers, many digits apart. Can anything really be done?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Got the call at 12:30 a.m. tonight. I am on the DNC list and am furious. Is it surprising that our government would openly monitor OUR calls, but can't put a stop to these jerks in a timely fashion! What a crock!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Received "THE CALL" at 4:29 am Sunday, June 11, 2006. I live in Whittier, CA, 562 area code.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I was one of the many people that this company called in the middle of the night. I followed up on the Google Search, and found an address of 401 N. Branch Blvd. in Glendale. Since the recent calls all appear to around the Glendale, CA area, this might be a good address. I happened to be in that area this morning, and that address is a large office building. The Hot Lead Co has an office in Suite 505. I went to that office, and the office was closed, but they still look like they are in business. The company name is on the door and on the directory of the office on the 1st floor.

Also - that recording that says the number has been disconnected doesn't sound legitimate - it doesn't sound like the recording used in our area - I wonder if that is fake? Maybe the number is still good.

Is there anyone with connections to the Glendale Police Department who might be able to convince them to investigate the company for annoying phone calls?

Anyone have a way of finding out who the tenants of Suite 505 are?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
HEY EVERYONE!!!! I GOT MIKE HORNE ON HIS CELL PHONE!!! HIS NUMBER IS 972-679-9379. WHEN I TOLD HIM HE CALLED ME LAST NIGHT, HE ASKED IF I WANTED TOI BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST!!! I SIMPLY TOLD HIM WE WOULD ALL RETURN THE FAVOR!!!
Blogger JLS75 comments:
These people have been calling my 323 number every night for the past couple of weeks. I was in Africa for business when it started, so I was answering the calls (some of them came up 818, some came up unavailable), and racked up quite a bill at $2.69/minute! Now I am back in LA (and jetlagged), and the calls are waking me up at home. Thank you to whomever posted the 800# to call. I called them this morning and this is how the conversation went:

Hot Lead: Hello?
Me: Is this the Hot Lead Co?
HL: Yes
Me: You guys have been calling my 323 number multiple times a night for the past few weeks.
HL: 323? I'm not even sure where that is.
Me: It's LA, and the calls are coming from your 818 #
HL: 818? I don't know anything about that
Me: You do faxing, right?
HL: We do some of that, yes. Can you give me your number?
Me: My number is 323-xxx-xxxx - if I receive one more phone call from you guys, I will be contacting the police.
HL: Ok, no problem. Bye.

I am also a Vonage customer, but these calls do not appear in my weblog, so it's difficult to address with them - they can't see the calls in their system at all. Is everyone on here a VoIP customer?

What assholes. It's probably some 14 year old sitting in his living room.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
OK, I got the call too (found this page via google) - the call was @ 3:22AM and, of course, I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST too. It was my cell, 562-746-xxxx and ironically, my wife's cell (her cell number is one digit after mine) started ringing at almost the same exact moment. Clearly, these bastards need to go to hell right away...
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
This morning, after I got the call at 3.40 am I took a drive over to 401 brand in glendale and took a look around, there was no-one else in the area in the middle of the night, so I took a blunt object and smashed the window...then I kicked the door in and found that the machines that do this are protected behind a steel door....god damn it I thought as I didn't have a pry bar on me. It's, ok , I'll go back whne it calms down a little and burn the fucking place to the ground...maybe then these punks will get the idea. And if they don't, I'll get the next flight to plano and burn that place too.
Anonymous tidokoro comments:
then I kicked the door in and found that the machines that do this are protected behind a steel door

Could you at least see the machines? Were they AT-5000s?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
6/21/06 Got 2 calls at home on an unlisted number. One around 3:00 AM and another around 5:00 AM.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Got a call at about 3am this morning..It's Sunady!!!!I was seriously creeped out by the call until I found y'all talking bout the same thing...Fucck 818-638-8049 and whoever called...

Thank y'all so much...Some one call the Cops please..Lock them biitches up...

I'm in 626..
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Yeah, I got a call on my work cell phone at 6:41am yesterday and again on my personal cell phone at 11:47p. What the hell? I thought it was one of my friends, because they're the only ones who call me at those times. But then I googled the number and saw that I wasn't the only one getting late night calls from these morons. What happens if you answer it?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
6/28/06 at 1:30 am these arseholes call.

They are still at it.

Karma's a bitch!
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Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I finally found the phone numbers to get a hold of The Hot Lead Company!! some poor receptionist answered the phone. she told me she gets calls all day long about this. she took my phone number off their database, we'll see if that works. but to anyone who want to call and harass these people like they harass us, here's their info
(I've been woken up at least 50 times by these crooks.)

My Hot Leads

Mike and Greg Horne and their associates from American Blast Fax are still at it. Despite losing millions in court (judgments they never pay), and despite numerous injunctions (that they all ignore), they just change the name of their company and do the same fax broadcasting over and over and over again. I personally get their faxes and I get more complaints about them than any other company on the entire website. That's pretty impressive.

MY HOT LEADS (answers as "Hot Leads")
16901 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
1-800-317-8309
1-972-248-3051
1-972-679-9379
email domain: myhotleads.net
fax: 800-627-3723
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I am sendng them 1000 page blank faxes all night long too see if they like being annoyed. I have several fax servers all with 24 channels available to me throught the country.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
1:47AM 6/3/06

818-638-8049 The Hot Lead Company

Victim: 626-451-XXXX San Gabriel, CA
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
07/04/2006 4:05am
Had a silent voicemail on my work number(626). Googled the number and found this website. F'ers are still at it. Thought I would share.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Man......... today is 7/4/06, and still no one can stop them ??? I think I was "lucky" enough to get the call before 1 AM.... -__-'' Can we sue them ?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
They also called me and my family on 6/28/06 at 7am, it was weird. My friend also received calls from that same # a few days later, but at 4:47am.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I don't know if it's gonna work, but I just filed a complaint @
www.junkfax.org Site says victims can sue!!!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I got a call from them two weeks ago. It was 4-5 am in the morning...
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
these f'ers called me on my cell about a week ago at 11:59pm... 626-383-xxxx... only a week after they nailed my home phone 626-451-xxxx
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Well it's 7-15-06 and I got my call at 5am on a Saturday morning. Thanks for not letting me sleep in on my day off - and with a mother with cancer in KS it scared the hell out of me to get called at that time of the morning. Unlisted number and on the do not call list to boot! Let's get these guys stopped. People should not have to put up with this crap. 626 area code (CA)
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
7/16/2006, 7 am Sunday, My area code is also 626. Someone gotta stop them.
Blogger PETE comments:
THIS APPEARS TO BE AN ADDRESS IN THE PACBELL/SBC/ATT TERRITORY. WHICHEVER YOU ALL RELATE TO US AS NOWADAYS. LET ME CHECK THE ADDRESS FOR THE COMPANY NAME AND COME BACK WITH SOME INFO.

PRIVACY MANAGER IS A FEATURE THAT SHOULD HELP BLOCK THIS ISSUE IN THE FUTURE.
Blogger PETE comments:
They called my cell phone number on Friday, July 14, 2006, while I was at work, no less. I cannot answer phones during the day. I just looked at all these postings and will pursue looking into the address when I return to work Monday and see what the history shows up for the building.

Try to Sleep well till the next update!!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
We got a missed call on Sunday at 2:30am on our land line from this number. Fortunately the ringer was turned off. Then the very next night just after we had fallen asleep around midnight, I got a call on my cell phone from this number. The miserable m#th*rfuc$*rs need to be stopped. Search on White POages says it is a land line from MCI, Worldcom in Glendale.
Definitely will file a complaint and we must all do what we can to stop these lousy bastards.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
7/17/06 - 3:10am the hot lead co... thanks for that... im in the 626... this blog seems like a good place to rant, but love how they can just get away with it for so long...
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Got my call from Hot Lead Co at 11:04pm on 4-17-06. What keeps this thing going??

Glad I found this site though.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
to whoever said they would send this company 1000 blank faxes a night in retaliation: good idea, but try sending them SOLID BLACK faxes instead...make them spend money on thhose overpriced ink cartridges just like they do to us.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Fascinating!!!! This is all too much!!!
I am in the 310 area code and I got my call last night at 11:30 PM. I did my little investigation which led me to you guys. I especially liked the guy who posted the cell number, (excellent!) and the fellow who went to glendale. (Pry bar, dont leave home without it!)
Here is something I came across that may be helpful to those of you whom are trying to prosecute this perp. I found a registration of incorporation in Nevada for Mike Horne and The Hot Lead Company, L.L.C. (Corp # LLC10152-2003)
I guess this means this guy's assets are untouchable, but here is the info anyway:
The resident agent is Millenium Corporate Services; 3914 Seaton Place, Las Vegas NV, 89121. Mike Horne is listed as the managing partner.
Good Luck and Happy Hunting
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Junk fax for life insurance. Twice now. I'm in the 626 area code.

On the bottom of the fax it says "To delete your number from the fax database call 1-877-877-0643.

Hmmmm.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just got a call from these bastards at 4:07AM. These assholes need to be stopped.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Google the mf'ers that woke us upo this morning and found this blog.

We're in Seattle on vacation ... my husband's cell phone rang at 5:10 a.m. It's a (310) area code cell phone and we're on the do not call list as well.

Thought it was something to do with our home or our pets since we have someone housesitting for us.

I haven't been able to go back to sleep. I have thoughts of getting some baseball batting practice done now ... where are they?

Will check back for updates.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Got another fax from them this morning at 4:20am. Not life insurance this time but the "if you want your name removed" message on the bottom is the same 877 number.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Guys, if you want you fax number removed you gotta write the number clearly in the middle of the page so that they can see it. I called them today & asked them WTF? The lady on the phone said they can't delete the number if they can't read it & sometimes the "from" number doesn't come through on their fax.

P.S. They have one of those systems where the faxes go to their computer to be viewed b4 printout, so faxing 100's of times does nothing but waste our time. If they see dozens of faxes w/the same digital sig they just delete them. The lady also told me that it takes about 72 hrs to get removed so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Blogger yosistasue comments:
It's July 25, 2006 and I am awake after receiving a call from The Hot Lead Co at 4:46. They are still using the number 818-638-8049. Apparently no one has stopped these inconsiderate idiots! It's 5:26 now and my heart rate is just now calming down from the anxiety and panic caused by this telephone call. I too am an unlisted number and on the Do Not Call Registry....a lot of good that helps.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
It's August 1 and we got jolted awake by a 4:30am call from these a'holes last night. Has anyone tried call block, and does it work?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I got a three calls from 1:38 am to 3:32 am, in the 310 area code. One of the calls was a blank fax, so this blog is right on. The number on my caller i.d. is 818-638-8049. Thanks for the info from this site.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Well, my calls came at 4:02 am and 4:07 am, same phone number. I found someone at one of the numbers here and was just nice to her and she said she was submitting numbers to be removed. Hopefully they will take my number out. This is the number that I got a LIVE person on... 8:30 am PST 8/2/06

1-800-317-8309

Good luck to all of us. How horrible.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Hello all. Got called by Hot Lead Co. at home at 4:11am this morning (8/2/06). Read all your comments. Thanks for info/explanation. I'm a single mom who just moved into my new place in Redondo Beach, CA about 4 days ago. I was very creeped out.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
August 2, around midnight. The bastards called me too. I'm on the do not call list (like it matters). Death to Hot Lead.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
April 2, about 4 PM (yes PM), Hermosa Beach CA, during a funeral reception, received call and my child gave out our CC number. Looks like I'm screwed.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just got a call from them.
I call the operator.

I was told that as long as they show an area code they can bi-pass the
Do Not Call list. It's the law.

I'm flabergasted.
The Do Not Call list only stops people who do not show their phone number.

WHAT GOOD IS IT!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just got a call and it's 11:49 p.m. I have a 310 area code. WTF?!
Anonymous 310 RESIDENT comments:
I got a call at 11:39 p.m, August 4, 2006. Googled them and found all of you. I then went to REGISTER.COM to see the listing information for myhotleads.com. Here is what I found:

Registrant:
Hotleads
6009 West Parker Road, Suite 149 – 114
Plano, Texas 75093

Domain Name: MYHOTLEADS.NET

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
Hotleads
Mike Horne
6009 West Parker Road, Suite 149 – 114
Plano, Texas 75093

972-679-9379
877-301-7627 (fax)
mhfaxman@yahoo.com

Domain Created on March 25, 2005
Domain Expires on March 25, 2011

Last updated on April 8, 2006

Domain servers in listed order:

DNS1.WEBIX.COM
DNS2.WEBIX.COM

Even if it's a Post Office box that they are using, if enough people send them THIS, maybe the Post Office will refuse to accept packages for them. Would make me feel better disrupting their lives if they're going to disrupt ours.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
okay.
so the same thing happens to me two nights ago.
a number 818-638-8049
calls me at 3:04 AM on 8-04-06
i answer the phone and no one answers!
th enext night me and my bf call it .
and its som recording saying this number has been disconnected and that this ia a recordin.
okay.

wat does this mean?!

wat is it?!

someone please tell me =/
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Same here: call from 818-638-8049, 2 am in the morning. Called back and was told the number is disconnected.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
If anyone is still tracking this, I just received a call from 818 638 8049 on 8/8/06 3:15PM (I'm in North Hollywood, CA) I have had my number listed with the DNC registry for a couple years and have not received ANY unsolicited calls for about 18 months until last month... this is the second; both fax spoofing schemes.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
assclowns called my cell at 2:09 this afternoon. i sent it to voicemail. jetks.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
310 area code. Pricks called my cell phone at 3 AM. I'm surprised no judge has found them in contempt and jailed their scurvy asses for violating the supposed injunction. Would be nice to hear how this develops. Guess I'll file a complaint with the FCC for starters. Has anybody contacted the Texas AG? How about US Attorney, as they are using an "instrument of interstate commerce" whenever they dial?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Hi,

I got a call on my cell at 3:06 a.m and on my home phone also few seconds later. My brother also got the call later.

I need to find this jack ass.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
The Hot Lead Co, pure scum, you can find all you need to know about them at: http://www.junkfax.org/fax/profiles/MyHotLeads.htm
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
8/20/06

Called me in the 310 area code (West Hollywood), 12:30 AM.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Called us at 4:30 am last night. 8-20-06.. typed the number in google...found several articles on horne, plano, etc, but I wonder is this isn't some insider who has rigged the phone company caller id system and used it to probe and gather working cell/unlisted/new numbers for a massive database. otherwise, i join in all of the @#*!!! remarks about the caller.

no sleep
Blogger fedup comments:
I called the police and made a report. I got a call today at 5:51 AM. I called my phone company and they told me that the number was distrubuted by a phone company named M- power communication( that has been acquired by telepacific com. I called their customer service at 1-877-395-5533 and eventually got their legal department who said they would contact the company and have me removed. It makes me very angry that a number and name on my caller ID say disconnected when called... The legal department said it was from an autodialer that cannot accept calls. It disturbs me that I have caller ID and I cannot Identify the people who are calling me- especially at 5:50 AM. I am the do not call list as well. It is really upsetting that they have been bothering people all over.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
i got called last night by these jerks at 3:53 am. i googled it and it brough me here. im happy to see im not the only one, but i guess they have been calling people for a long time and still havent been stopped?

ps my cell is a 310 area code
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
310 area code here, San Pedro.
No Fax machine but the call came in at 3:50 am
so I'm hoping this will deter them from calling again.
Contacted and registered with "No Call".
Hate this kinda s&it. Makes me feel real vulnerable.
Keep up the good fight!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
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Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I received a call from 818-638-8049 at 11:40 pm last night! I'm on the National Do Not Call Reg., but apparently that didn't stop them. Since I haven't been able to reach this company at any other listed number, I think I'll just notify the FCC and the BBB
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
818-638-8049 called me on my 310 cell phone at 5:32am on Thursday, September 7, 2006. How long has this been going on? I googled the number and found this site. What else can we do?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just moved to AR from CA due to several factors the big one being an EX in 818. This morning I get a call at 5:25AM from 818 and you can guess what I thought. They can not be allowed to do this to people for years and years. It's not right damnit!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Excuse me..

.. but if everyone of you that took the time to post a message here actually went to this website and filed a complaint, these guys would be shut down:

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html

Simple stuff..

file a complaint..

let the Feds go get them..
Blogger Tomohiro Idokoro comments:
Excuse me..

.. but if everyone of you that took the time to post a message here actually went to this website and filed a complaint, these guys would be shut down:

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html

Simple stuff..

file a complaint..

let the Feds go get them..


Hey, douchebag, several of us did file a complaint and know what kind of response we got: zilch. The FCC was too busy shredding reports exposing the corporate monopolization of local media.

Meanwhile, read through the comments here and you'll see some people really have got off their ass and have done something more than fill out an online form for the FCC dev null box.

In short, you're not excused.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Thanks for the VERY helpful blog. I got my "Hot Leads" call last night at 3:40am -- and yes, it pissed me off. I'm glad for this blog as it's a great resource. Since this jerk Mike Horne's cell phone number is available: 972-679-9379 -- I suggest anyone who wants "justice" simply "return the favor" as Anonymous above suggests. The government can't shut him down and there is NO other recourse or satisfaction but to give him a taste of his own medicine.
I suggest calling 972-679-9379 and doing it in the middle of the night Texas time and simply say over and over "hot leads, hot leads, hot leads, hot leads" until he hangs up. It is similar to what his fax machines are doing. If he doesn't answer, then clog his voicemail with numerous calls. Call as many times until you feel good and satisfied. At least he'll have to scroll through all of them. Then sooner or later, he'll have to change his cell phone number, but not before he gets a dose of his own.
Good luck!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Sept 19, 2006 4:30am got call from 818 638 8049, they are still at it.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Sep 22 3:32 AM call from 8186388049 to my 310 area code in El Segundo. Picked up wouldn't talk to me... I just wanted a friend to talk to.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I live in Redondo Beach, CA. and I got a call at 2:32am from the Hot Lead Co (818-638-8049). I didn't bother answering it and just let it ring and they didn't leave a message. Very annoying, I hope somebody gets to the bottom of this, glad to see I'm not the only one.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I work @ a 24/7/365 type of business in El Segundo. The graveyard person is required to monitor many things including 9 phones on 4 numbers and several differant extensions. This morning @ about 3.45am, the calls started. They've rang through the main numbers and have even started hitting the extensions. I lost track of how many fairly quick. Bad thing is, I have to pick up everyone (may be a client). Same results with calling the number, out of service.
Anonymous brie comments:
i got a call at 1:05am on friday morning, and 11:04pm on friday night.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
so I fell asleep Sunday Sept 24,2006 thinking I would wake up a little after 5 am in the morning.. Now I live in Lynwood Ca and out of no where.. at 2:17am the next day I recieve this random phone call. And as most people did as well, I called back and I got the same answer, "Not in service" and today as I was looking for another number I came across this number on my caller ID's cell phone and decided to google it today... and it's incredible to see that I am not alone with this.... I literally want to put a stop to this
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
September 29th. Two sleepless nights in a row thanks to Hot Lead. 323 area code in Hollywood.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
September 30, 2006 4:30 am Beverly Hills... phone called and fax machine received a fax of illegible dots or lines. i had the same caller iD We have to figure out a way to stop these guys. Thanks to those who posted suggestions...
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Oct. 1 (Sunday!) at 7:20 a.m. they called my house in West L.A. We are on the DoNotCall list. They are clearly violating the law.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Hermosa Beach, 10/2/06 8:22 am
Will file with the FCC /dev/null list. :-)
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I live in the 310 area code and received a call from The Hot Lead Co (caller ID 818-638-8049) at 6:18 a.m. today. I, too, called back only to hear a recording the number was no longer in service. I am even more furious to read online about how often this company has been doing this to other people. Why are they still permitted to? This is insane!
Blogger Tomohiro Idokoro comments:
I am even more furious to read online about how often this company has been doing this to other people. Why are they still permitted to?

Short answer: Republicans

Long answer: Republican and Democrats
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Received a call in West LA in the 310 at 5:02 am on 10/2.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Okay...Stupid question. Can't we just block the number by calling our phone company/
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just moved to OC and have a 949 area code. I have a violent ex in another state, so when I started getting calls at 3,4 and 5AM, I relived the paranoia. I intend to call Mike Horne on his cell and leave as many messages as possible and will also file a complaint, just in the rare case that they'll listen and do something. It's unnerving, to say the least. My call came in on 10/11/06, so obviously, no one's shut these assholes down yet!
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Also a Burbank resident, got the call at 1:20am on 10/12/06 to my mobile number. Meanies.
Anonymous Wiki comments:
13 Oct 2006--today's date
I've been getting two or three of these calls PER DAY on two cell phones. Again this AM at 0539 and 0540. Googled it, found you all. Called the # listed by one of you anons for Mike Horne. Called him, got voice mail, left HIM a message. Bracing for his next move.
Republicans? Democrats? They're all bought and paid for, but that's a different topic. Maybe.
Anonymous Wiki comments:
13 Oct 2006--today's date
I've been getting two or three of these calls PER DAY on two cell phones. Again this AM at 0539 and 0540. Googled it, found you all. Called the # listed by one of you anons for Mike Horne. Called him, got voice mail, left HIM a message. Bracing for his next move.
Republicans? Democrats? They're all bought and paid for, but that's a different topic. Maybe.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I work in Burbank near the airport for a big company (those of you in the area can probably guess), this came to my office number (a direct line), 3:44 PM October 13th.
Anonymous Peyton comments:
I just got a call at exactly 12 midnight on my cell phone. Seems like all the calls people are receiving are on the hour or the half-hour. This is the first time I have gotten such a call. Are people here having it occur time after time?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
OMG! They got my # too!
received a call at midnight (a$$%*&$ using my cell minutes) and nobody answered. I called them back, and the message is the number (818-638-8049) is no longer in sevice.

looked up the # online and found this link and called the 1-800-317-8309 number right away. i was told it will be removed in 24 hrs.
i'll keep u posted }:}
Blogger BurbankAnonymous comments:
6:00AM Tuesday, Oct 17th. They got me this morning. I hate these guys, and I'm contacting the media AND the police. This has GOT to stop.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I got a call at 1:44 AM with the same identifying company name and number. I reported it on the Do Not Call webpage as well as contacting AT&T (the phoney number they give shows a Glendale, CA prefix), and AT&T told me to report it to the California Public Utilities (which I did) and they told me to report it to the FCC (which I did). They told me to also contact the Better Business Bureau and called it "spoofing" where they can show a call coming from one number when it's actually coming from another(just like with e-mail addresses).
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I found another webpage that gives information on this company and a lawsuit that has been filed against them.
http://www.junkfax.org/fax/profiles/MyHotLeads.htm

It gives a toll free number that you can call to have your number removed - (800) 317-8309. They tell you it takes 24-48 hours to remove it from their database even though it's a number that was on the Do Not Call List in the first place.
Blogger kthrynileen comments:
they got me on Oct. 17 at 11:18pm. i'm forwarding this blog to channel 4 news... would love to see them chase these guys down.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Bastards called us here in Malibu at 3:04 (home) and 3:18 (office). I hope they get what they've got coming.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Bastards called us here in Malibu at 3:04 (home) and 3:18 (office). I hope they get what they've got coming.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Hi Everyone,

Are you still getting calls from this low life company called The Hot Lead CO? If you are, I bear good news. By tomorrow I will be getting names and phone numbers for this company. Once I'll get I'll post if for all of you soon.

Stay tuned.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Here's the information I was promised to share with you all regarding Hot Lead Co.:

To the best of my knowledge, this is the phone number and contact for Hot Lead Co.:

My Hot Leads
16901 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001

1-800-317-8309

There is a very informative website called JunkFax which also talks about this subject, as well how to stop junk faxes. The website address is: http://www.junkfax.org/fax/profiles/MyHotLeads.htm.

I called the above number and politely asked them to remove my number from their list. A lady named, Sarah that she’ll have my name removed in 24 hours.

If they call me again after the 24-hour promised time, I will then call the city in Texas and file a police report.

I hope this was information was helpful.

Tom.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I live in Los Angeles and have also received phone calls/faxes from these people. The fax back number is 877-301-7630. The fax also says to delete your number call 877-877-0718...which I have called, but the calls keep coming in. My number is also on the "do not call" list and I have filed a complaint, but...the calls keep coming in.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Got a junk fax from them ~10pm to a 425 #. Same faxback/removal #'s as above.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I actually found a way to get these bastards where it hurts... in the wallet. They have been spamming my efax number and I have to pay for every efax that goes through, so I called my attorney and she said that since it is costing me money I actually can sue them for it. It's a small amount of money, .20 per page, but to have them spend a fortune on lawyers fees, when I don't have to py anything is so worth it.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
everyone should fax lots of garbage back to them. this will clog their lines.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
You should look up www.keytlaw.com/faxes/junkfaxlaw.htm

You might be able to get more than just 20 cents per fax. Unsolicited faxing is illegal.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
their email server is:

mail.myhotleads.net
IP address is: 69.56.204.152

their webmail is accessed at:
http://mail.myhotleads.net/

email addresses:
Alpha Horne alpha@mail.myhotleads.net
Bill bill@mail.myhotleads.net
Bob Michaels bob@mail.myhotleads.net
David Vaughan david@mail.myhotleads.net
Dave Best dbest@mail.myhotleads.net
Dave Crandall dcrandall@mail.myhotleads.net
Don Magee don@mail.myhotleads.net
Greg Horne greg@mail.myhotleads.net
Larry Krouse larry@mail.myhotleads.net
My Hot Leads leads@mail.myhotleads.net
Marsha Dela Rosa marsha@mail.myhotleads.net
Mike Horne mike@mail.myhotleads.net
Bob Frost robert@mail.myhotleads.net
Scott Nickason scott@mail.myhotleads.net
Sean sean@mail.myhotleads.net
Steve Faulkner steve@mail.myhotleads.net
Test List testleads@mail.myhotleads.net
Vince Martinez vince@mail.myhotleads.net


ooops... forgot the password, maybe i should reset it ....



......have fun people..... :)
Blogger Tomohiro Idokoro comments:
Ha. And it runs on Stalker software.

Perfect.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I tracked down a company that uses these jerks, the company Adventures 2000, and activity club for singles, told me the name of the company is " Fax Advertising " and the phone number of 800 317-8309 . I called and the gal said that's all she does is answer calls and deletes fax # as requested. It also had the following numbers to return faxes and leads: 877-301-7630 and to delete your fax number: 877 877-0643 .

" Adventure 2000 " or " Adventures 2000 " or " Adventures2000.net " out of Phoenix, AZ used their services. Their memberships sell for $1500 when doing a google search and found a craigslist ad to dump their transferable membership.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I am getting faxes from these people about once a week. Each time trying to sell something different. I tried calling the # on the fax to delete the fax number....no luck. BTW...I am in Florida.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
i am in L.A.

i get junk faxes from this number at least once a week...
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Received junk FAX today at 1:22pm. Some outfit selling t-shirts. Same 877 numbers as you guys have seen for fax back and removal. Went ahead and fired off a copy to the FCC, for whatever good that will do.

Perhaps it's getting on time to assure the location of the 800-317 number and start paying personal visits?
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Got one in Glendale today 9:30pm 12/19/06 from 818 638-8049. That address on Glendale Blvd is a big building. To bad no suite #.
Blogger Tomohiro Idokoro comments:
Got one in Glendale today 9:30pm 12/19/06 from 818 638-8049.

We have come full circle. Reset the faxbots.
Anonymous david comments:
my name is david. i'm in Hollywood, CA (323). it is 12/22/06. the hot lead company has been hitting me at all hours of the day and night for over a year.

the following link has the most impressive and legitimate source of information on the hot lead company:

http://www.junkfax.org/fax/profiles/MyHotLeads.htm

and here is a cut and paste of the page:

My Hot Leads
These guys are just the notorious "American Blast Fax" with a different name.

We get more complaints about these clowns than any other junk faxer. And history proves that the ONLY way to shut them down is you have to convince the Texas Attorney General to bring an action in federal court to get an injunction so that they stop. This is how fax.com was finally shut down in California. Nothing else worked. The reason an injunction works is that the Horne's go to jail for a few years if they violate a federal injunction. They give a shit about that. Everything else is a joke. You can refer them to this page. The Texas AG already has an injunction against them. They need to bring an Order to Show Cause why the Horne's shouldn't be held in contempt. When you call, you can refer to this page: 8-22-2001 Cornyn Announces Court Judgment Against Broadcast Fax Business. Ask them why they aren't enforcing the injunction that they spent so much time and effort to get.

If you want to be removed from their list: Call Dave Crandall at 1-800-317-8309 or Fax him at 800-627-3723. Include the fax numbers you want to be removed (since they already have your number, it's not like giving them something that they don't already know). If you've tried that and it doesn't work, contact us using the contact link on the left.

Mike and Greg Horne and their associates from American Blast Fax are still at it. Despite losing millions in court (judgments they never pay), and despite numerous injunctions (that they all ignore), they just change the name of their company and do the same fax broadcasting over and over and over again. I personally get their faxes and I get more complaints about them than any other company on the entire website. That's pretty impressive.

IMPORTANT: If you live in Minnesota and are getting faxes with any of the phone numbers listed below, please contact us using the contact link.

MY HOT LEADS (answers as "Hot Leads")
16901 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
1-800-317-8309
1-972-248-3051 (now disconnected)
1-972-679-9379
email domain: myhotleads.net
fax: 800-627-3723

Also uses a Pack & Mail Shoppe postal drop to conceal their real address: 6009 West Parker Road Suite 149, Plano, Texas 75093

One report says they are also known as CMG Marketing.

Businesses they send faxes for include mortgages, t shirts, and more. Whatever it takes to make money.

Here's the scoop on who the Horne's are because their names are really confusing. It's basically a father-son team with the daughter occasionally participating

Mike Horne aka Robert Horne. Real name: Robert Michael Horne. He's the dad. He's 58. His son, Greg, who is 36, works with him in the faxing business. Lara Horne Albrecht, age 30, who is mentioned in the injunctions, is Mike's daughter. Mike has just one son, and one daughter.
Greg Horne. Real name: Michael Gregory Horne is Mike Horne's son. See previous pgf.
Lara Horne Albrecht is Mike's daughter (and thus Greg's sister). See previous pgf. She's the President of Sunbelt Communications and Marketing, LLC which is one of their (many) companies.
Lawsuit against them filed by Henry A. Turner:

myHotLeadsComplaint.pdf
Source numbers
720-221-9509
973-575-5301

Response numbers used on their faxes:
480-464-0063
480-464-0063
480-464-2909
480-464-8511
480-464-8520
480-464-8520
480-964-3190
800-745-7913
800-801-3126
800-801-3357
800-801-3577
818-638-8049
866-496-1505
866-849-1810
866-849-1818
866-861-3279
877-283-4530

Fax back numbers:
877-301-7629
877-301-7630

Remove numbers:
404-389-0194
877-283-4525
877-877-0643
877-877-0718

Reported by readers (not verified):

FYI, I've been getting lots of crap from My Hot Leads lately. The source number that sends it is 720-221-9509, sometimes 973-575-5301. The number to fax replies to is either 877-301-7629 or 877-301-7630. The remove/delete number is 877-877-0643 or 877-877-0718.

Company names used:

My Hot Leads
The Hot Lead LLC
The Hot Lead Company
The Hot Lead Company LLC
SCM LLC
Sunbelt Communications & Marketing
Sunbelt Marketing
SUNBELT ADVERTISING, LLC
SUNBELT COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING, LLC
People involved with MY HOT LEADS

Larry Krouse
Dave Crandall (has worked with Krouse since at least apr 2004)
Greg Horne
Mike Horne
Brooke Dean
David Bonn
Mitch Martinez
Bob Michaels
Steve Faulkner
Don McGee
Debbie
Relevant injunctions against faxing:

State of Texas v. American Blast Fax, Inc., 164 F. Supp.2d 892, 897 (W.D. Tex. 2001). Injunction issued 08/17/01 by the US District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
SunbeltInjunction.pdf (see SunBeltInjunction2.pdf for the original order) obtained by Minnesota AG's office in 0:02-cv-00770-JNE-JGL prohibits them from violating the TCPA anywhere in the country. Judge Joan Ericksen (formerly known as Judge Joan Lancaster) gave an excellent ruling that followed the law. She was appointed to the bench about a month before hearing the case, but she did an excellent job and has a clear and accurate understanding of the law.
Letter I wrote to Judge Lancaster:

Letter to Judge Lancaster regarding Mike and Greg Horne. The judge can put them in jail for 6 months (without a jury trial) for contempt of her order. That's about the only way these guys are going to stop faxing.
Response I received from the Minnesota AG's office:

MyHotLeadsAGletter.pdf: Letter from Minnesota AG. If they send faxes into Minnesota, they will enforce the injunction. There is also a copy of the injunction that they obtained.
The Hornes basically set up all sorts of companies to hide from people who go after them. And in depositions they can't seem to remember much. And they make it really hard to serve them (they have lots of experience evading process servers). So My Hot Leads is just a marketing company. That company then utilizes a faxing company. That faxing company leases equipment from an equipment leasing company. But Horne controls all the companies. It's just a shell game.

It's also possible that Mike and Greg Horne are the same person. There is evidence of a Michael Greg Horne with aka's MIke Horne, Greg Horne, and Robert Horne. The main person goes by the name Mike Horne.

Sample faxes:

MyHotLeadsFaxes-05-06.pdf
FCC citations:

DA-06-981A1 lists Greg Horne as the President
http://www.fcc.gov/eb/Orders/2002/EB-02-TC-114.html FCC citation of Sunbelt Marketing
Most recent FCC citation shows addresses at:

16901 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
(this is their real address; it is on the North Dallas Tollway south of Trinity Mills)

and

1400 Preston Road #300
Plano, Texas 75903

Here's the Nevada registration for the company:

THE HOT LEAD COMPANY Nevada SOS registration
Larry Krouse (see below) works there, along with Mike and Greg Horne. Krouse says he is just a sales rep who works there and Krouse told me (May 2006) that he reports to Steve Faulkner.

Since late March 2006 up to and including when this was written (May 3, 2006), people have complained about war dialing by "The Hot Lead Company" which shows a callerID number of 818-638-8049 (see The Shit List THE HOT LEAD CO (818-638-8049). That thread traces the name of the company to this page Welcome to the Official Colorado No-Call List which shows that the "The Hot Lead Company" is located at essentially the same address as MY HOT LEADS above, i.e.:

The Hot Lead Company LLC,
6009 West Parker Rd.
Ste 149-PMB114
Plano, TX 75093

One person on the blog wrote me and said: people have been getting calls from fax machines at ungodly hours, and then if they happen to have a fax machine hooked up to their line (as I unfortunately do, for business purposes), they receive a blank fax. From what I can tell, it looks like they will now start sending me junk faxes, after this blank one. I called their Texas number, posted by one of the bloggers, and asked to be removed from their list, but I doubt it will help. Many of these folks who got called say their numbers are unlisted and on the do-not-call lists!

Interestingly, there is also a:

Hot Lead Company
401 N BRAND BLVD
GLENDALE, CA 91203-4427
818-242-0273

which is probably not related. There is no answer when you dial that number.

Here's a lawsuit filed against Krouse for junk faxing:

Watkins v. Larry Krouse dba My Hot Leads
In that lawsuit, they served him (January 2006) at his residence address:

LARRY DEAN KROUSE
1104 WINDHAVEN CIR
LEWISVILLE, TX 75067-5438

This is the "re-incarnation" of ABF. See:

American Blast Fax aka Cammas Group LTD
The following people who work at My Hot Leads also worked at Amercian Blast Fax (ABF):

Larry Krouse aka Larry Dean Krouse, lead salesman
Mike Horne aka Michael G Horne aka Michael Gregory Horne
Greg Horne (former President of American Blast Fax, Inc.)
Krouse is 54. Krouse uses two different social security numbers:

466-xx-xxxx (his real one)
462-xx-xxxx (this is the social security number of his wife Dana which Larry sometimes uses, i'm sure by mistake)
May 9, 2006

I'm going through my email at 4:30pm. I notice an efax I got at 8:40am. It is yet another mortgage offer. The fax says to fill out the form and fax back to 1-800-801-3577. To delete, you are supposed to call 1-800-801-3126.

I do a local Google search on my hard disk and find that earlier this very morning, dw had posted a message on the junkfax list:

Mr Horne has set up shop above Pomeroy's Shoes in Mesa Arizona Operating as SCM LLC a NV Corp . "He has set up a bunch of computers up on the 2nd floor and is sending out faxes" according to information obtained. [ But this is just one of his locations. They have faxing locations all over the country. For example, they have 48 lines from Bellsouth in Atlanta.]

SCM LLC
136 W Main St #216
Mesa Arizona 85201-7341
(this is just a faxing location)




They gave their number as 877 301 7644. Greg Horne, Sunbelt Fax or The Hot Lead company. Plano, TX.

RespOrgs include Bestline and Teledata Solutions.

Also FDN Communications (Florida) who identified Atlanta numbers 404-389-0209 Response, 404-389-0194 Removal as subscribed to by Greg Horne. Henry Turner has details.

One might speculate that SCM stands for Sunbelt Communications & Marketing but they are actually "different" companies (same people, just two different names). The Nevada secretary of state website shows that the President Laura Horne (Greg's wife). The VP is listed at Greg Hornf.

Old addresses for Horne include:

Sunbelt Marketing
2010 E Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Sunbelt Marketing
P.O. Box 1162
Durant, Oklahoma 74702

They were listed in Nevada as SUNBELT ADVERTISING, LLC but that's revoked; See also in Nevada, SUNBELT COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING, LLC or THE LOGO & SHIRT COMPANY, or NETEFFX, INC.

Those are the two numbers on my fax! And Greg Horne is indeed involved in My Hot Leads so he likely has violated the injunctions.

Other interesting links:

BOFH Junk Fax Page
https://esos.state.nv.us/SOSServices/AnonymousAccess/CorpSearch/CorpDetails.aspx?CorpID=87706
https://esos.state.nv.us/SOSServices/AnonymousAccess/CorpSearch/CorpDetails.aspx?CorpID=48296
http://fight-back.us/forum/index.php?s=4125cfb6aadd0623ea8eaadae0669e75&showtopic=1087



My Hot Leads Customers

I discovered a posting on Jan 17, 2006 at 2:05pm

I feigned interest om a "1% mortgages!" fax and got a call back from Danny Kitchell 760-431-7700 DRE # 01306378 offering to broker a refi for me. When I returned his call yesterday at 2pm, I asked him if "the payment options on the original fax are representative" of the payments available from the various lenders or if they are actual. He responded that "they are typical of negative amortization schedules..."

In fact, a DRE search shows that Danny is the agent.

So I did a google search to find the name of the company:

San Diego Commercial Real Estate - Pacific Investment Properties

which lists two numbers: 888-452-4989 and 760-431-7700 and an address of:

Pacific Investment Properties
6120 Paseo Del Norte, Suite A-2
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Toll Free: 888.452.4989
Telephone: 760.431.7700
Fax: 760.431.7361

The owner is listed on the website as Peter L. Edelmuth, President, Broker and Founder of Pacific Investment Properties.

At around 5pm, I called the 760-431-7700 number from my office. I said I was calling for Danny. The person asked why I was calling and I said I was calling about the lead company they were using. The person then told me that they used 3 different companies to generate leads and weren't really happy with any of them due to the quality of the leads. The person identified himself as Peter Edelmuth and even spelled his last name for me. I explained no, I wanted to get off the fax list and so Peter said Danny is the person to contact and told me to contact Danny at 760-607-0440.

I called that number and was connected with a receptionist who answered the phone "Pacific First Mortgage." I asked for Danny and put right through to him. I told him I wanted to know who he used to generate leads. He then started giving me the third degree as to how I got his name, etc. I told him someone had responded to the fax and was called by him. He asked who that was. I said that that person was using an assumed name and I didn't know what name he used. I told Danny I just wanted the name of the lead broker who was sending me the faxes. Danny said if I gave him my fax number, he'd have me taken off the list. I told him I wanted to know the lead broker so I could sue them. He again offered to take my number. I gave him my toll free number so he could have the lead broker call me. I asked him if it was Mike or Greg Horne. He hadn't heard of those names. I asked him about My Hot Leads and he said he had heard of them. I asked him who his contact was at My Hot Leads. He refused to give it to me. He said he'd give my number to the lead broker to call me. I called him again at 5:50pm. Danny said that he had heard I had talked to his partner, Peter. I asked if his contact was Larry Krouse. He didn't confirm or deny and told me he was a very busy guy and that he'd have the lead broker call me and was there anything else I wanted.

There is a website Website for dankitchellhomeloans.com which lists another number for Kitchell at (760) 583-2555. There is also a listing for him at Century 21 Beach & Inland -CSB 760-434-4521.

May 25, 2006 1:44pm

Dave Crandall calls my cell phone from their office (1-972-248-3051). He tells me he's calling for a client of theirs. He finally admits he's with MY HOT LEADS. He wants my fax number so I can be removed from their list. I tell him I want them to stop illegal faxing period. I tell him about the 2 injunctions against the Hornes. He refuses to admit who he knows and/or works with.

so there it is. those of you who have actually received faxes from the hot lead's clientele, keep calling the companies and then post their information here so we can all collectively and actively protest against them as well.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
my husband and I have been recieving calls from these ass wipes also, i have filed a complaint with the fcc and the ftc and have a record of the calls which happen every day, but they never talk when we answer the cell . this is harassment and we will follow thru with a class action law suit . the number we get our calls from are in the phoenix area 480-212-0670 i will leave my e mail later if you are all interested in the class action
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Just received a call on from 1-818-638-8049 on 1/2/2007 @ 3:19PM. I have an 818-574 SkypeIn telephone number, and I also live in Glendale.

I tried calling them back and got a recording:

"The number you have reached is not in service, this is a recording." repeated twice, then got a busy singal.

This is definatly NOT a standard voice recording by the telephone company in the local Glendale area. I beleive the recording is just a telephone recording machine picking up and playing back a voice recording.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
Got the call in Az at about 12:00 p.m. My wife and I were interrupted in the middle of season 4 of 24.

After reading all the posts and dosier on the family; I think it's time we called in Jack Bauer.

This is a matter for CTU, unless Jack goes dark, that will work as well.
Blogger Ancient Brit comments:
Received a call 1/3/07 at 11:04am on my work number (818), so less of a hassle than being woken up in the middle of the night!

Filed a complaint on the DoNotCall site, just to add to the volume of complaints (too many government departments respond only when a threshold number of complaints is reached).

If the perpetrators are indeed at 401 North Brand Blvd, Suite 505, Glendale, CA, the ironic thing is that there seems to be a lawyer just a few doors down from them: http://www.lawyers.com/California/Glendale/Law-Office-of-Ronald-R.-Dauzat-3691000-f.html

If he doesn't represent the perpetrators maybe he'd be interested in a little class action...
Blogger Ancient Brit comments:
Huh. It turns out you can't register your work number for the Do Not Call registry.

The regulations actually allow these crappy so-called "business-to-business" calls to be made (but if you register a business number, how would anyone know??? It could just as easily be a personal number).

For now I'm going to continue to file complaints every time these scum call my work number, just to make sure the volume of complaints reflects the level of nuisance.
Anonymous Paul B. comments:
Some people should read all comments before postint the same comments others have posted, but I guess those same people won't be reading my comments then... ;-)

Well I called the 877 number ans asked the nice lady to take my phone number off the list. She said no problem. If I don't post back then it's off... ;-)
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I've been getting calls from the Hot Lead Co (818) 638-8049 for a while now. I just found this forum. I added a complaint with the donotcall.gov website.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
I just got a call from "the hot lead co" number 480 212 0670 9:51 pm. There didn't seem to be anyone on the line so I really don't see the point in the call other than irritating.
Anonymous Anonymous comments:
See This link, This people has been sending junk faxes to us also.

Read here how to file a proper report against them here:

http://www.junkfax.org/fax/profiles/MyHotLeads.htm

Hope it helps

Regards!

Maurice
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