Post # 1
I’m sure many (or possibly most) of you have received calls from those faux bridal registry scammers who claim you’ve won a prize package with a free honeymoon or rings, etc. I made the mistake of giving my info freely when I went to my first bridal show and have received the occasional call ever since – I ignore them now, or if I accidentally answer I’m quick to say, “No, stop calling.” and hang up.
Got a call today, ignored it…
And then they sent me a text message.
I am *so* tempted to respond back with something rude! Bahahahaha.
Seriously though, is there any way to get yourself off these lists? I’ve tried asking them not to call again, but they insist on calling back roughly once every 2-3 months. It’s amazing the kind of “luck” I have, I’ve won at least 6 grand prizes in the past year! 😮
Post # 3
@MissCalifornia: I’ve never had this happen. Are they just fishing for personal information then?
Post # 4
I haven’t had this happen, but I would SO text back something rude too LOL
Post # 5
@adnama: From what I’ve read/heard, they tell you that you’ve won something and say in order to get your prize you need to come to a demonstration (usually of cookware). If you go, you get a hard sell on super overpriced cookware for an hour or so and then if you withstand it maybe you’ll get the prizes… but they’re normally crappy (and the trips generally come with all kinds of exclusions and rules that warrant them worthless).
I know David’s Bridal sells phone numbers to these companies, and a lot of the stuff you put your info on for bridal shows will as well.
Post # 5
I’ve had the same problem. David’s Bridal is to blame. I think you have to tell each company individually to stop calling you.
To bad my number was sold to every vendor under the sun…
I’ve stopped answering my phone unless I’m expecting a call
Post # 6
@MissMaryMc: It’s so annoying because right now I’m in the middle of a job hunt and I keep getting excited that it’s a possible employer calling then furious when I realize it’s another scammer.
I’m more careful not to use my number except to give directly to individual vendors now, but I’m sure I’ll be fielding these stupid calls a while yet.
Post # 7
Certain areas if you request to be removed from a mailing list they must legally remove you right away but others Im not sure. I always ask to speak with a manager.
Post # 8
Get a Google Voice Number! I have one and I give it to anyone who asks for my phone number or where I am required to give my number! Google Voice actually has a really good spam filter. You can also set the privacy function where the caller has to say their name before it will even ring through to you. Then you can choose to accept the call or not.
Best part….TOTALLY FREE!
Also, spam filter works on texts!
Post # 9
I told them my wedding was cancelled…Haven’t recieved a phone call since.
Post # 10
@ViaMinorViator: I never knew that existed! Thanks, I will totally check that out.
@dallasbride2012: Oooh, good idea!
Post # 11
I got the phone calls and texts a bit too. They stopped after my wedding date, at least!
Post # 11
I bought my tickets through an online deal. I made sure I didn’t give my info out at the bridal show. I got a shit tons of calls and emails starting the following week after the show. I was LIVID!!!! I called the phone number of the bridal show event planner and laid into her. She said they must have got my number from when I purchesed my tickets online. There was NO BOX that said to uncheck to opt out of emails. I assumed I was safe. WRONG! I had to speak to EACH vendor and let them know to stop contacting me. What a pain in the ass that was. Moral of the story, do not give out your phone number or email address to anyone, they will abuse it.
Post # 12
If a third party took your number and didn’t allow an opt out, the individual vendors could still be breaking the law if you’re on the Do Not Call list. For anyone you’ve done business with though, well, your stuck with the calls for a couple of years.
Post # 13
@MissCalifornia: Oh I know what you mean then! I’ve had similar calls with Mary Kay and similar companies. Ugh, I hate those calls and I always feel so pressured…
I like what @dallasbride2012: said, haha, that’ll sure get them to stop
Post # 14
Try writing beside or under all your phone numbers – not to give, rent, or sell.
Sorry that prople have to go through this kind of “junk calls”