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Old 03-28-2019, 08:42 AM
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Im so sick of getting them. I get them on my cell phone all the time, but since I barely ever use that phone (except for texting, usually) those dont bother me.
Its the house phone calls. Good God I must get at least 3 per day. Sometimes back to back. Usually rings 4 times then breaks off, or it will trigger the answering machine but no message is usually ever left.
I never pick it up as I dont know the number and I am not expecting a call.


I dont think it makes much difference even if I had call blocking to try that.
Ive done the DO NOT CALL for both my cell and home phone.
Its crazy.
Was just reading about the FCC shutting down some of them, but for the love of god........STOP calling me!


Love how tricky they have gotten. Using something to make it look like a local call. Pisses me off.
Especially when its like 9pm.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:56 AM
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I don't answer numbers I don't know because I don't want to deal with it. Yes, I miss important calls but no one has died because of it yet. Lol That's my solution to it. Mom has a house phone and it's relentless. I was glad to see the FCC is trying to shut some of it down.
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I think they have to figure out something to make it stop. Its insane.
I dont see how they supposedly make any money off it. I mean come on!!


The partial messages I have gotten about saving me money on a medical appliance (that I dont need btw) or anything else for that matter......and of course Im afraid to actually answer the call as Ive heard they will keep calling anyway (now that they know they have a real number on their hands) or they will say to hit 9 to stop them......(yeah, riiiiight)
I dont usually answer unless I get ticked enough but recently discovered its not a person on the other end.
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I don't usually answer numbers I don't know.....if its important, they can leave a message. But sometimes, especially if I'm tired and irritable () I'll answer, try to get a real person so I can blast them with profanities
I've also pressed 9 when instructed to be put on their no call list (already on the Federal list)....but they always call back
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I don't answer any numbers I'm not aware of at ALL!! On my phone I have an app called ID that separate the robo calls. If the number has been reported to the company they'll make sure to block it. I don't have to block it at all and the good thing about it I don't have to worry about having loads of creepy voice mails anymore. Sometimes I'll have to block them myself which is fine!! But it can get annoying when getting 11 alerts that the number was blocked 11 times lol. It's annoying...but I just don't bother to pick up! If it's important they'll leave a message.
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What I find really annoying is this...I have been a victim of identity theft 3 separate times (that I became aware of). On this last occasion, one of my cc companies urged me to put my numbers on the DO NOT CALL LIST as one precaution because they have noticed that once a victim you're likely to be a victim again. I took their advice. Ever since I have received constant calls. I didn't mind the house because we rarely answer but I never used to get them on my cell until I put it on that dumb list. They are extremely annoying!!!!!
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I used to just ignore any numbers that I didn't know. I hate the sales calls and robo call all day long! Sometimes they call after 8pm when I'm putting my son into the bath and bed.
Since my person is in prison I have been answering all calls just on case it's something to do with him. He went through this thing when he arrived at federal prison after self surrender where he couldn't call right away. I had to wait weeks. I was so paranoid that I would miss his call that I would answer every strange number that appeared! Lol!
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