Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 884 times:
I have noticed every single day about 3 to 5 times a day. I have caller ID shows "Unknown caller" I refused to answer the phone. I have set 4 rings until fax machine on. Why can't telemarketer figure it out is it a fax machine? Why telemarketer kept calling stupid same my phone number again and again with fax is on? How could I stop them or tell them not to call me again?
Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1059 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 860 times:
If you live in Colorado you can add your phone number to a "no call" list. It has stopped alot of the telemarketers from caling my house. A couple people are sueing the telemarketing companies that didn't comply with the new rules.
Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 849 times:
I suspect they call all residential numbers (555-5555, 555-5556, 555-5557, etc.)
The same thing happens to me...the answering machine will kick in and they'll start asking for someone....so I guess they are only patched into the line when it picks up (which the answering machine will after 4 rings)
But I hear most states are trying to get a 'don't call' list, which is a great thing. Now if they had an anti-spam list.....
QANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 819 times:
Or, you can do what I do. Tell them that whomever they are asking for is dead. This is usually followed by a lot of spluttering down the line, a muffled "I'm sorry, I'll cross him off the list, my sympathies" and then they hang up.
NJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 827 times:
Telemarketers were once seen as 'good sport' when calling our house. That lasted for about a year before we finally got sick and tired of 'em. Started paying for Call Blocking services which stops those without Caller ID from calling our number directly.
This worked like a champ until the marketing companies got wise and gave themselves innocuous-sounding caller identities. Now it's back to at least one incoming annoyance per night.