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Old 09-11-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default What the hell is with these anonymous phone calls?

Alright, so some automated machine calls my house and says "We have an important message, call us at "1-866-(something), I repeat, we have an important message."

I do believe that these are telemarketers, because if it was REALLY that important, they would FUCKING CALL WITH A HUMAN AND IDENTIFY THEMSELVES.

Has this ever happened to any of you?
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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> Has this ever happened to any of you?

I don't think this has ever happened to me, but I don't have an answering machine.

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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its the same as spam in email. you get them from giving your number away to things or if they just randomly call you and you answer BAM your in their list. When a store asks you for your number give them one that you make up (but remember it because sometimes when you want to return something they need your number to look you up in the database.) Make it like 1 number off from your real phone number.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:20 AM   #4
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I get that, but its an automated machine from a creditor calling me.
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:55 AM   #5
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> Has this ever happened to any of you?

I'm not the only one this keeps happening to? The calls I keep getting are from "the mortgage branch" (naturally, as if I know which mortgage branch they're talking about), and one in Spanish where all I can understand is "press one". It has NOTHING to do with giving your number out, and the calls I'm getting should be illegal because they're coming to my CELL PHONE. One of these days I think I'll call up my service provider and see if there's anything they can do about it... Stupid phone spam/scams (I assume if I DO "press one" money will suddenly disappear from somewhere).

If you have caller ID, is it a completely random area code and number every time? That's what mine are. It drives me crazy, since I haven't given out my number to anybody but friends, family, and one employer... My mom keeps getting them, too, same kinds of automated calls, and not even all of our friends know hers. I'm guessing in my case it has something to do with Virgin Mobile somehow, since that's what both of our phones are on? Yours probably has to be different, though, since it's your house phone...
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:51 PM   #6
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yay. I'm not the only one. recently I have been getting calls from "PISA GRP INC" say...5-7 times a day, 8-9 on weekends.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:28 AM   #7
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> If you have caller ID, is it a completely random area code
> and number every time?

For me it doesn't seem to be random all the time, but some are unusuabable numbers. I did call one back once and actually got an operator for this company, whatever it was that I bitched at about the call. I don't think I should even be getting these calls since I'm on the 'do not call' list...time to do some research maybe. I've been getting a lot of these lately, the tail end of them keeps getting recorded on my answering machine (recordings are too stupid to wait for my machine to record).
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