Area code error leaves man with wrong number calls

A local man called the ABC11 Troubleshooter after unwanted calls just wouldn't stop.
March 24, 2014 3:15:01 PM PDT
A local man called the ABC11 Troubleshooter after unwanted calls just wouldn't stop.

The calls weren't telemarketers, however. Instead, they were all for a business Tyree Young has nothing to do with.

The calls have been coming in for more than a year.  Young says he'd get about six to seven calls a week on his cell phone from someone thinking they were calling Burger King.

"How can I get an application, people that or complain over a hamburger or some kind of complaint with the manager," said Young.

Confused how he was getting the calls, Young googled his own number and found out it was listed on Burger King's website as the Ahoskie store's phone number.  That Burger King was listed with Young's number in the 919 area code. It should have the area code 252. Young says he called the Ahoskie burger king.

"We asked them to change and they didn't know what we were talking about," said Young. "We called customer service. They didn't know what we were talking about."

Young says when he talked to Burger King's corporate manager but that only made things worse. Now, when he makes a call with his cell phone, the caller ID will show up as Burger King.

"I want them to correct the Caller ID especially because I want it to reflect me calling not Burger King because I'm paying the bill," said Young.

I reached out to Burger King and their website no longer has Young's phone number listed. It now states the correct number with the 252 area code.

Young is happy the calls have stopped.  A rep with Burger King thanked us for bringing this to their attention and said they're sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.

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