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Old 05-15-2019, 04:18 PM   #1
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Trumps EO and bill to address this problem . . Finally . . Searching for details . .
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:19 PM   #2
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So flipping tired of them
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:20 PM   #3
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Have multiple everyday. Super annoying. Hope they go away.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:28 PM   #4
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That would be nice. So tired of them, especially since they started using local numbers.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:56 PM   #5
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One day last week I got eleven of them. Past time to do something about them, but I'm going out on a limb here and betting they never stop. I'd be so pleased to be wrong....
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:09 PM   #6
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Y'all are just not appreciative of the "free knee/back/ankle brace" that us seniors can get.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:11 PM   #7
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I hope they go away
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:24 PM   #8
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Check your phone bills! They got my secretary for just under $100 in charges... Hope they stop soon!
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:26 PM   #9
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Mine have quadrupled in the last 30-45 days...
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:26 PM   #10
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I tried this simple trick I saw on another forum and it reduced my calls by about 95% within hours.

It will go for a few days, then the probing calls start again.

Answer the call and press numbers on the keypad until they hang up. Rinse & Repeat
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:29 PM   #11
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Mine have quadrupled in the last 30-45 days...

Same here. Even with the AT&T blocker running.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:31 PM   #12
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I cried "Uncle" and subscribed to Nomorobo. For $20 a year it's worth it. I went from getting 10-15 calls a day to maybe 2 a month.

The "straw that broke the camels back" for me was when I received a call from my own cell number.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:29 PM   #13
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I have been told im going to jail a few times a week.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:30 PM   #14
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I cried "Uncle" and subscribed to Nomorobo. For $20 a year it's worth it. I went from getting 10-15 calls a day to maybe 2 a month.

The "straw that broke the camels back" for me was when I received a call from my own cell number.

You dummy! You just butt dialed yourself!
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:35 PM   #15
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Y'all are just not appreciative of the "free knee/back/ankle brace" that us seniors can get.


I always tell them ďYes! I need a back brace... from carrying your mom! ď ... and wait for them to cuss me and hang up.


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Old 05-15-2019, 06:37 PM   #16
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Very annoying. Daily calls from everywhere.

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Old 05-15-2019, 07:20 PM   #17
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Oh please!!
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:25 PM   #18
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I'm sick and tired of the Be Safe At Home robocalls. I get 6 to 10 A DAY from them. I've held on a time or 2 to try and get a real person but it always hangs up on me when I say customer service.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:39 PM   #19
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Seems as if it will be some kind of opt in/out and or using your contact list to screen . . I want 1 of each . .
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:42 PM   #20
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I do not see how they will stop it. Out of 10 calls I get these days 8 have no number and are VOIP [company internet} calls. If who ever blocks unknown calls will be blocking a ton of business. The companies will have to go back to paying a phone company monthly.
They drive me nuts...............
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:44 PM   #21
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Great, now I’ll never know my warranty is about to expire or that I qualify for zero percent on my credit cards
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:54 PM   #22
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Great, now Iíll never know my warranty is about to expire or that I qualify for zero percent on my credit cards
Add em to your contacts . .
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:56 PM   #23
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Too bad. I had a nice conversation with a gentleman just yesterday about his mom's flexibility and her lack of a gag reflex. Gonna miss those.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:58 PM   #24
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I let my electronic secretary answer my calls on my landline. So my recorded message is talking to they're recorded message . And don't answer my cell if your number is not in my contacts list. Then the number goes to the reject list if a voice mail is not left. Sorry if that's to cold for some. I gotta eat too, ya know.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:24 PM   #25
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I get two or three of these a day. "Hello! Please don't hang up"
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:30 PM   #26
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Dang, now how will I know the IRS is going to arrest me?
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:39 PM   #27
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That would be nice. So tired of them, especially since they started using local numbers.
Typically spoofing a local number (using someone elseís as a cover for real number). Itís totally illegal but no one stays on the line long enough to figure out who needs to be reported. Pain in the rear for sure. Had a guy call me once and totally rip me a new one. He had received a call with my number as the spoof. Let me tell you, he wasnít happy at all! Hope it changes!
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:42 PM   #28
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Making them illegal won’t make them stop. How many of you are in the do not call list and still get called. The phone providers need to develop better software to stop them. You can’t just ban voip phone systems. I use att call protect and it helps but doesn’t stop everything. I don’t know what the answer is but I doubt a law will fix the issue
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:42 PM   #29
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Typically spoofing a local number (using someone elseís as a cover for real number). Itís totally illegal but no one stays on the line long enough to figure out who needs to be reported. Pain in the rear for sure. Had a guy call me once and totally rip me a new one. He had received a call with my number as the spoof. Let me tell you, he wasnít happy at all! Hope it changes!
I have had the same happen to me. Also, you call the number back and somebody is mad because you say they called you but they didnít. It sucks for those of us that use our phones for work. Whatís even worse is they just hang up as soon as you answer. You canít even pick on the telemarketers.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:04 PM   #30
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Too bad. I had a nice conversation with a gentleman just yesterday about his mom's flexibility and her lack of a gag reflex. Gonna miss those.
You ain't right in the head!!!
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:32 PM   #31
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:36 PM   #32
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Me, I've learned to curse in Hindi. Doesn't help with the calls but makes me feel better and sure does surprise the gadhe on the other end of the phone. Tutorials available on YouTube. Ed
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:39 PM   #33
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I get 4 or 5 a day at my office. The same ones every day.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:07 AM   #34
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[QUOTE=Bowtech38;14150810]I have been told im going to jail a few times a week.[/QUOTE

Myself,3 times this week
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:23 AM   #35
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I have had the same happen to me. Also, you call the number back and somebody is mad because you say they called you but they didnít. It sucks for those of us that use our phones for work. Whatís even worse is they just hang up as soon as you answer. You canít even pick on the telemarketers.
Don't call the numbers back!!!! The newest scam is they call and hang up - you call them back and you instantly spent $5 or you get to sit on the phone with your carrier to get refunded!
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:35 AM   #36
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Don't call the numbers back!!!! The newest scam is they call and hang up - you call them back and you instantly spent $5 or you get to sit on the phone with your carrier to get refunded!
Thats crazy. Havenít heard that yet. I donít call back unless someone leaves a voicemail now anyways.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:42 AM   #37
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I have blocked everyone of the numbers and reported each one as they call. I have not received any this week I don't think, and they are now very few and far between.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:55 AM   #38
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Making them illegal wonít make them stop. How many of you are in the do not call list and still get called. The phone providers need to develop better software to stop them. You canít just ban voip phone systems. I use att call protect and it helps but doesnít stop everything. I donít know what the answer is but I doubt a law will fix the issue
This. He can sign all the EOs and legislation they want but the reality is these calls come in routed and spoofed from overseas. Unless we want to start bombing India I don't see it stopping any time soon.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:26 AM   #39
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I have blocked everyone of the numbers and reported each one as they call. I have not received any this week I don't think, and they are now very few and far between.
Who do you report them to?
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:42 AM   #40
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out here in west Texas a rarely get one, usually on my work phone. but when I travel to san Antonio or Houston I'll get them for about 4 weeks after I leave at about 2-3 a day.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:49 AM   #41
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There are several apps you can get for a few bucks a month that screen calls and likely robocalls/scammers are messed with by a computer generated conversation. some are quite hilarious!
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:50 AM   #42
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Who do you report them to?
Don't waste your time. They use spoofing to disguise the actual call origin.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:53 AM   #43
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I have had the same happen to me. Also, you call the number back and somebody is mad because you say they called you but they didnít. It sucks for those of us that use our phones for work. Whatís even worse is they just hang up as soon as you answer. You canít even pick on the telemarketers.


there are a lot of scammers that use call maskers that make it appear to the person receiving the call that they are being contacted by a local number when in reality they are over seas in god-knows-where-istan. also why you usually receive calls from numbers that have the same digits as yours up till the last 4.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:54 AM   #44
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I cried "Uncle" and subscribed to Nomorobo. For $20 a year it's worth it. I went from getting 10-15 calls a day to maybe 2 a month.

The "straw that broke the camels back" for me was when I received a call from my own cell number.
Just wait until the guys making the "robo calls" are in fact the same company that you just gave money to so they stop calling you. Ransom, lol
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:23 AM   #45
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I usually get about 10/day on my home phone answering machine. I was home all day yesterday with the grandkids and actually received about 3 times as many that did not leave a messages.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:59 AM   #46
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I had a call from Macedonia last night at about 11:30
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:37 PM   #47
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The conspiracy theorist in me says that the companies who have apps to block unwanted spam calls are the same companies (or affiliates of companies) who are making the calls. Pay me and I'll stop calling you
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:54 PM   #48
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What kinda company can pride itself on robocalls these days?

I have been getting a bunch of these new "1 ring" calls. Which I believe the theory is I call it back and then some over seas phone company can charge my verizon account for the overseas call.
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:17 PM   #49
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If you have the time(I don't) you can document the calls, then threaten legal action and try to get them to settle. It's $500 per call if you take it to court so some will settle.
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:26 PM   #50
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I use my phone for work so pretty much have to answer any call. Probably 10 a day are garbage.
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