Post # 1
I just got a new phone, and a new number with it. Apparently, whoever had this number before me signed up for a lot of stuff, cuz I get a lot of telemarketer calls. I once asked them to stop calling, but they keep calling back. I put my number on the Do Not Call list, but it may not work. What should I do?
My parents always used to say “Stop calling, or we’ll report you for harrassment.” It worked, but I don’t want to be mean, because I know they’re people.
Post # 3
If you tell them to put you on their do not call list and cease and desist they by law have to stop calling. If they do not I would follow your moms advice. Tell them if you receive another call you will turn them in for harrasment.
Post # 4
I put my number on a do not call list.
Post # 5
Just don’t be mean about it. I tell them that “I’m sorry but to not waste any of your time, I don’t want any and please put me on your do not call list. Thanks! Click.”
Then if they keep calling I tell them put me on their dnc list and if they keep calling i’m calling harassment.
I had to do this tithe red Cross. 🙁 I know they help people but damn when they call you 3 timas a day everyday …. It’s a little much!
Post # 6
We always just say “Please put us on your no call list. Thank you”. That seems to work just fine. No point being mean to the person, it’s just their job.
Post # 7
First of all… if you are not expecting a call from that area code, I would not answer.
Second of all… (if you answer) I would ask for a supervisor and ask no actually TELL him/her to take your number off the list…. while you are waiting. Then have them email you a note saying that they did that. (PLEASE create a email address just for this purpose, don’t use your personal one!) WHILE you wait. Check your email, make sure they did that. Then if they call again, you CAN sue for harrassment!
Post # 8
If you went to donotcall.gov and registered your number, you should stop getting calls from telemarketers/politicians/etc.
However–debt collection agencies don’t have to abide by that list, so you might keep getting calls from them. If that’s the case, tell them that the number does not belong to the person they are trying to reach, and tell them to remove that number from their system. Ask for a supervisor, note down who you talked to and when they said they would remove it. If they call again, file a complaint.
Post # 9
I don’t have a land line, but on my cell phone I have mr.number best.app.ever! I put my phone number on the dnc list and it seemed to get worse. Anyways, my app will either send them to voice mail or pick and hang up.
Post # 10
I work for a university and we dont abide by that list either..
Post # 11
Market research firms don’t have to abide by that list either.
Post # 12
I never answer a number I don’t recognize.
Post # 13
I tell them I just lost my job and got evicted from my home. That normally does the trick…
Post # 14
Use the do not call list. It’ll take a few weeks to get through the system but it works. I also put my cell phone on there, even though they aren’t supposed to call cell phones to begin with. If they call, file a complaint with the FCC – check out the form ahead of time so you know what kind of information you need to supply.
Post # 15
I put mine on the do not call list. And I just don’t answer when it’s a number I don’t know. I used to get a lot of calls, but they all pretty much stopped. I get only one every few months now.
Post # 16
My Dad used to answer the phone “You’ve reached [insert name or make one up]. This line’s recorded.” That worked pretty well before the Do Not Call list. =)