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Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:35 pm
I am being plagued by a telemarketer. He has called so many times that I easily recognize his voice. Each time he calls the caller ID is different. One time CA, the next time FL and so on. I usually just respond with some crazy off the wall response, but I am getting tired of it. I know I could just ignore it and let voice mail answer but I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to stop it. I am on all the national do not call lists and I keep adding his ID to my black list, but I would really like to permanently block him. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate hearing them. Love my Ooma.
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:40 pm
You can file a complaint here to start: https://donotcall.gov/
Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:53 am
hackerguy wrote:If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate hearing them.
I remember a similar situation occurring to me back in 1995, but it wasn’t a telemarketer . . . It was a bill collector. I handled the situation by telling him how much I loved talking to him. When he called, I would talk about anything but his chosen topic, i.e. the weather, current politics, etc.
After the third call, he stopped calling. I don’t know if my plan worked, or if asking him for a date ended our conversations . . .
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:01 pm
I always like to say just a second and wait about 2 or 3 minutes and then get on the phone and say I'm almost done and wait another 5 minutes. If he is still there I keep saying it . They get the message. They have a quota to make and staying on the line for 1/2 hour without talking to anybody won't make their quota.
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:20 pm
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:42 pm
Yeah, keep them coming, I'm writing them all down!
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:55 pm
That's what caller ID is for!
If the ID is not recognizable I just let it go to VM... why bother answering an unknown caller?
Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:10 pm
I remember one other time that was a sales call. I answered the phone and obviously I had nothing better to do, I talked to the guy for about 15 minutes. When he asked for the sale I then told him I was not the home owner and could not authorize anything because I was a guest. He hung up on me!
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:16 pm
If he is using a different number all the time, then you will never be able to totally block him.
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:25 pm
I know and that is what is so frustrating about it.