(Closed) How to stop repeated tele-marketers?

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Post # 3
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

The federal government is offering $50,000 to someone who can figure out a good way to stop robocalls.  Apparently they’ve gotten over 2 million complaints.


Yeah so…good luck!

Post # 4
10565 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I ask to be put on the DNC list.  If they contact me again, I state that I’ve already requested to be put on their DNC list and that if they call me again, I will be reporting them to the CRTC.  That usually works if they do not want to be fined.  If it doesn’t I report them, at least I get the satisfaction that they are paying a 1.5k or 15k fine.

I get annoyed by the automatic scam calls though.  The ones that say you’ve won a free trip with Westjet or something like that.

Post # 5
1333 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

^ this exactly. I once worked as a telemarketer (hated doing it too!), and if I was told they wanted to be on the do not call list, then by law we/mgmt/computer system has to put that number on the list, and stop calling!!

Post # 6
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

you don’t even have to tell them.

Go here: https://www.donotcall.gov/

every single telemarketer out there has 31 days to remove your number off their lists. If not, you can always report their number under File a Complaint.

Post # 7
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@OUgal0004:  This.

I worked as a telemarketer as well and believe me we don’t want to do it just as much as you don’t want to receive it. Anyways sometimes even people from the DNC list get on the list and unfortunately it happens BUT you have to call your city/pay money to be on a DNC list. If you’re just asking each telemarketer that calls you you’re only on their personal DNC list

Post # 8
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

“I’m sorry, starfish is deceased.”

Post # 9
12881 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you not on the do-not-call list?  All my calls stopped once I got on it.  If they do call, you can report them and there is a HUGE fine.

Post # 11
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why do you even pick up the phone if you don’t recognize the number? I sure don’t. Saves me a lot of time/frustration.

You could also get rid of your home line. I haven’t had one in over a decade and don’t miss it.

Post # 12
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@crayfish:  they call mobiles too 🙁 🙁

Post # 13
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We get this all the time too. If you’re an existing customer they are still allowed to call you even if you’re on a DNC list.

Sadly, we just don’t pick up our phone now unless we recognize the number.

Post # 15
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Even if she doesn’t answer the phone, it’s still ringing a ton and is a nuisance. Not answering is not the answer.

Register for DNC list.

Post # 16
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@starfish0116:  Tell your phone company to block the number. Some will. Otherwise, report them and just not answer. I don’t answer any calls that I don’t know, including calls to my work line. Leave me a voicemail and I’ll deal with you later if it’s important.

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