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    Making "Julie" Stop calling about my non existant warranty.

    They happen 5 and 6 times or more a day. "Julie" From the warranty department calls about the non-existent car warranty. Or the student loan forgiveness calls. Thankfully Congress stopped fighting long enough to MAKE THE CALLS STOP!!!

    https://thehill.com/policy/technolog...egal-robocalls
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    Thank you.

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    Now someone needs to tell those making the calls.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Deal with marketing calls the same way you deal with email spam: block the number and report it to your carrier. Android phones offer this as a default feature. I don't know about other operating systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Deal with marketing calls the same way you deal with email spam: block the number and report it to your carrier. Android phones offer this as a default feature. I don't know about other operating systems.
    The problem is when they employ bogus numbers which at various times has included my number.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    The problem is when they employ bogus numbers which at various times has included my number.
    I think the idea is that the phone companies can identify the robo-calls and - with your permission - they never get to your phone in the first place. The only problem is that they didn't make it so that the phone companies have to provide that service 'for free' (nothing is ever 'free', just rolled into your bill), so they could charge you and extra 10 or 15 bucks to allow you to enjoy the peace of not getting robo calls.

    But there is another solution. Go get your phone in another state in another area code. Then when all the lame-brained robo-calls come in from an area code associated with that other state where you have few if any reasons to get legit calls, and you know all those numbers if there are any, then you just hit ignore.

    I moved a few years back to another state, so I always know when I'm getting a robo-call

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxmixmudd View Post
    I think the idea is that the phone companies can identify the robo-calls and - with your permission - they never get to your phone in the first place. The only problem is that they didn't make it so that the phone companies have to provide that service 'for free' (nothing is ever 'free', just rolled into your bill), so they could charge you and extra 10 or 15 bucks to allow you to enjoy the peace of not getting robo calls.
    Ah, well, that may be. My job pays for my phone, so I have no idea if there are any extra costs.
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    I just ignore any number that I don't recognize. I mean, I'm not going to complain about listening to my Heavy Metal ringtone.

    ... Though, a lot of retail stores have been getting targeted lately with the, "We're from Helpdesk/Loss Prevention/Incomm/etc, and we're trying to test your Prepaid Gift Card system. Activate a card, tell us the number, and we'll reimburse the store later," Scam. Thankfully, no one at my store has fallen for it, but- Deep Down- I'm sad they haven't called on a night I work. I want to give them the ol' HAPPY DAN* Treatment!


    *Happy Dan is a recurring NPC that I have in my Table-Top games... his voice sounds like King Candy from Wreck-it Ralph amped up to 11.
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    That reminds me of the emails I used to get telling me that my World of Warcraft account needed a security check and to go a website to enter my username and password in order to verify it.

    Funny thing is, I don't have a World of Warcraft account...
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Apparently, the FCC is finally making the phone companies verify caller ID information before connecting calls now, too. I think they have until the end of this year to comply. About time! I'm tired of people calling me to tell me to stop calling them, when it's really a scammer calling them with my number on the caller ID. I usually let those calls go to voicemail since I have no way of knowing if it's a scammer calling me, so I re-recorded my voicemail greeting with something to the effect of, "if you keep getting calls from this number, it's not me calling you. It's a scammer using my number on their caller ID."
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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