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Old 06-01-2015, 07:45 PM   #1
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What's Going On!?!?!?!?

We get our fair share of telemarketing calls even though we register on the do not call list. If I don't recognize the number or if it's "unavailable", "Private" or from an area code I don't know, I hang up. My favorite is when the caller ID says I'm calling.

Today the phone has not stopped ringing. One after the other. I've gotten about ten times as many calls today. Did something change on June 1st???

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Old 06-01-2015, 07:56 PM   #2
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Same here. I get about a dozen calls every day at my place of business. If I hear a recorded message I immediately hang up. If the person on the line asks if the owner is in I immediately hang up without saying a word.

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Old 06-01-2015, 08:03 PM   #3
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Didn't notice anything in our area. Neither my nor Glenn's phone rang once all day.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:06 PM   #4
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We are daily offered a free cruise to the Bahamas, a free hearing screening, invitations to political meetings, and a whole lot of other things. I now consider my land line my spam line. We're also on the Do Not Call list, yet they still call.

They are still sending stuff that shows up as if it was from DH's phone, in his name.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:15 PM   #5
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I've gotten- was going to say 5.Just checked.Make that 7 restricted #'s on my cell phone.

This had been going on since 10am.BZZZZZ...
Give it up Restricted caller.I'm not home.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:24 PM   #6
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That would be infuriating. My aunt and uncle are visiting from NoCal and we were just talking about that. They get calls from "Rachel from cardmember services" , along with the political orgs, etc. They're on the DNC registry. I am too, and I almost never get those calls. (I hope I'm not jinxing anything.) My landline rings maybe once every 2 or 3 months, and 99% of the time it's a genuine wrong number.

I did get a call on my cell phone a couple of months ago, letting me know I won a free cruise.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:47 PM   #7
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My "favorite" is the recorded enthusiastic female voice saying, "Congratulations!". That's as far as she gets. I hang up. I have no idea what the offers are as I rarely even answer. I press 'talk' then 'off'. If the phone is in a cradle, I just lift it up then re-seat it.

On the rare occasion when I answer and get a live person, I determine if they have legitimate business, and if they don't I just hang up.
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:27 AM   #8
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I have not noticed an increase in annoying calls.

I can't figure out why these same pitiful scammers continue to call me week after week, don't they get it!

When I get a real person I tell them to forget the telephone scams and get on the internet that is where the real money is!
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:36 AM   #9
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I also do not like that. However this is how they optimize sales these days...
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:11 AM   #10
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I love playing with them. I let them go on and on with their spiel. Sometimes I will even put the phone down and walk away. When I come back they are still talking. Sometimes I sound like I am interested. Then I slam the phone down. Or sometimes I will bring the phone into the bathroom and flush the toilet.

But the one that get me is Comcast. I have Comcast. I have no choice but to have Comcast. Thanks to Meninno. No matter what, I have to have Comcast. I have it for the internet and for the TV. I do not have a land line. I don't want one. So why do I want any more services from them. I don't want a land line. Not even at their reduced price for the package. And that will go up after twelve months. They get enough of my money as it is. I don't even own a land line phone. I would have to go and buy one first. Them I yell at them. I don't give them a chance to give me their sell. I don't want to hear it. I let them know they are using up my minutes on my phone. I can just hear them after I hang up.

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