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Old 09-08-2016, 01:29 PM   #1
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Anyone have any luck in getting off these ROBO call lists? I bet we are taking 10-15 calls a day from different robo calling systems. Huge time waster! It's driving me nuts!
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:36 PM   #2
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There is a national "Do Not Call" list you can sign up for. Google it. Politicians can still call you though.

https://www.donotcall.gov/
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When I had a landline, I screened my calls with plain old answering machine.
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Just don't answer lol.
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The do not call list is for private residences, not businesses.

Called ID doesn't work anymore because they spoof their number to a local number.

I block every robocall and telemarketer number which has helped somewhat.

There is really no good answer.
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I've tested this and found that I missed many good customer calls because I didn't pick up the phone and they didn't leave a message.

Those of us who advertise pay high acquisition costs for those calls and can't be missing them.

Those who work mainly by repeat customers and referrals don't have to worry about it because those people are more likely to leave a message or call back later.
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I had one last week where they had called over and over and ....

So I played their game. I pressed 1 for a person... got this dude on the phone, wouldn't let him talk and asked him a couple dozen questions then finally "what is the street address of the office you are located in right now?" He hung up. They have not called back.
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I had one last week where they had called over and over and ....

So I played their game. I pressed 1 for a person... got this dude on the phone, wouldn't let him talk and asked him a couple dozen questions then finally "what is the street address of the office you are located in right now?" He hung up. They have not called back.
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Do what I did, hire a young girl to sit there and screen all calls, sort through mail etc while she sits on facebook. It has worked out just fine for us so far as a phone is meant to be answered, even if she takes a message it's far superior and more professional to a machine taking the message.
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I hardly ever call or get called by anyone on my phone but when someone does call or I call them I will then be hounded by robo calls for about a day average. I suspect that an app is causing it. Almost every app now wants permission to your phone book and call data.

They are taking advantage of the number portability thing that lets you keep you phone number. That has to be where the calles from the same area code and prefix come from.
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I get them all day long.
If I can, I try to get through to a person.
They ask a question and I just keep asking them if they have hair around their nipples.
Its a gender neutral question.
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There is a national "Do Not Call" list you can sign up for. Google it. Politicians can still call you though.

https://www.donotcall.gov/
There is no teeth in that law and it doesn't matter if your number is on the list or not...you still get the same number of calls.

There have been some that have suggested that getting on the do not call list actually increases the number of calls you get as the telemarketers know from the list that the number is a valid number.
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I hardly ever call or get called by anyone on my phone but when someone does call or I call them I will then be hounded by robo calls for about a day average. I suspect that an app is causing it. Almost every app now wants permission to your phone book and call data.

They are taking advantage of the number portability thing that lets you keep you phone number. That has to be where the calles from the same area code and prefix come from.
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I haven't had calls but man have I had a lot of solar salesman in my neighborhood lately.
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I get 5-10 calls M-F and label them (calls forwarded to iPhone) in a way that it's above A on my list, then they go in a monthly folder. It doesn't stop them but I can mute the ringer of the call in a couple seconds. Unfortunately many calls are from new numbers so it does interrupt the work flow. When I retire I'll be very glad to lose the phone and get a new number.
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What do you do with the numbers that you put into a monthly folder??

I just block the numbers on my iPhone, it helps.
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I do have caller id on my cellphone but one instering twist between american and Philippines system is the latter one I can able tell which phone company it is calling from so I pretty much know where it came from.

but Yes I do have a caller ID on my phone and if they are repeat number which it do not belong to my customers I either block it or say something in Tagalog that useally stop them.

And I useally do call back to them and useally get them pretty good espcally with spam calls .,

I have one just not too long ago and I play with their game a little and when I asked their location is and they hang up pretty fast.
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