(Closed) Anyone else get annoying wrong number calls?

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Post # 18
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5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had several over the course of a few weeks a while back. Fiance and I swtiched cell phone carriers, and I had to get a new number.

Some girl kept calling me asking for John, and I told her several times that I wasn’t John. She said “Whatever BITCH!”  LOL – I just started ignoring the calls and she stopped eventually.

Post # 19
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My Fiance has had his number less then a year and has received text messages of pictures of random kids on their first day of school and keeps getting one saying this is your mother and I am very upset so please call me back. This mother lady keeps sending random messages with personal info we never reply but she does not stop.

Post # 20
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18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh I remember a story back when I had my old number.  I was at my inlaws house and I got a phone call.  I didn’t look at the screen to see who it was but when I answered the person said ‘hey baby’ so I thought it was my Fiance.  I asked what was wrong with his voice because it sounded really weird.  He said ‘nothing’.  After a while, I asked ‘who is this?’ because I realized it wasn’t my Fiance.  And then the guy kept going on saying ‘how can you treat me like this blah blah’.  I told him he had the wrong number and hung up.  The crazy guy kept calling me for hours and leaving messages saying I was a bitch!

Post # 21
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5822 posts
Bee Keeper

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@BanditGirl: It’s not.  Go to the National Do Not Call registry and put your home and cell phone numbers on it.  If you get a text again, you can report that company, and they can get slapped with a $15,000 penalty PER TEXT/PHONE CALL.  Whenever I’ve threatened to report a company, they always comply.  They can’t afford the fine.

Post # 22
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Wannabee

Apparently my phone number belonged previously to someone in a lot of debt and I was tormented on a daily basis with calls from collection agnecies. They are not the most pleasant people in the world to talk to, especially when they are looking for a person who is not you and they won’t believe you. I had all kind of rough times before I downloaded a call blocking app on my cell – http://www.everycall.us/store/. No complaints have helped to stop the calls, so technology helped me at last. Maybe it will help someone else with a problem similar to mine 🙂

Post # 23
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I do get calls from some random person often even though I’ve told him a few times it is a wrong number.

I also get calls asking for “bromeliads”. I finally did some google research and found out that a plant nursery has the same phone number I do with a different area code.

Post # 24
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11375 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We get them ALOT like today someone from a grade school called (looking for someone different each call though.) Yesterday someone from peebles called. The day or so before someone from some other store called. A few weeks ago someone from like the probation office for underage kids called and I was like what the crap? And sometimes people from personal numbers call. They all ask for different people, but still it gets anoyyingggg. I don’t understand how our number gets mistaked for all these other peoples numbers?

Post # 25
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5091 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

The company I work for has the same initials as the company that controls the toll roads in the area.  For example, the toll company might be called, “Dallas Toll Company,” and my company could be “Delicious Tortilla Company.”  For that reason, we get several calls per week from people who are demanding to know why their toll tags aren’t working or why they got a ticket.  We explain to them that they’ve got the wrong company, but there are always a few who get upset and don’t believe us.  I talked to one about a month ago who got really pissed off, and he kept demanding that I help him and get rid of his ticket.  The whole time, I was trying to give him the correct phone number, but he wouldn’t listen.  I finally convinced him that I couldn’t help but would give him the right number, but then he demanded that I just transfer him.  WTF?

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