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    Probably was a scam.

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    I keep phone numbers of medicare and all we do business with. If I get a call I hang up and call the number I have and ask if I was called and why.Most have told me they will never call and ask for your SS#.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivosum View Post
    If you don't recognize the area code or phone number, simply do not pick up the phone. If you have an answering machine, let it pick up. Sometimes to just stop the phone from ringing when I see an unrecognized phone number, I will hit the talk button and then immediately hit the end button.
    Exactly, too many people are scamming these days and it is better to 'field' the call and let them leave a message. You can always call them back.
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    I had someone call a while back offering prostate medication. I told them I had mine removed years ago.
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    I get the "no one there" calls all the time. What irritates me is I have to go thru, listen to silence and then delete the message. My phone keeps telling me I have "unanswered calls" if I don't clear out the cache! Takes a bunch of time.

    Medicare would never call you. There are probably going to be a lot of scams out there as the new health care law kicks in!

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    Most of the time I do not answer the phone. We only have the land line because of the security system for the home and business, and the important people know to call the cell. But occasionally I answer and I drive them nuts. I ask questions that have nothing to do with what they want. I ask them to speak up then ask why they are yelling at me. I give answers that make no sense. I just basically jabber and start a whole story-telling-gossip session. If they last longer that a minute or so without hanging up, I start in on how there are aliens among us, that "big brother is after me" and how this phone call is be monitored from space. Pretty much don't get a call back. I get my laugh for the day.

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    oh my, my Son answered his door once and did the alien thing to whom ever it was. they left quickly!!! works in person too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneighbor View Post
    Most of the time I do not answer the phone. We only have the land line because of the security system for the home and business, and the important people know to call the cell. But occasionally I answer and I drive them nuts. I ask questions that have nothing to do with what they want. I ask them to speak up then ask why they are yelling at me. I give answers that make no sense. I just basically jabber and start a whole story-telling-gossip session. If they last longer that a minute or so without hanging up, I start in on how there are aliens among us, that "big brother is after me" and how this phone call is be monitored from space. Pretty much don't get a call back. I get my laugh for the day.
    Thank you for a good laugh, and I will have to rememeber your method, sounds like a lot of fun. Most I ever had was when sales man would not take no for an answer from my husband. He handed me phone and I asked the idiot which part of no didn't he understand and to get lost.

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    Oh, my dad was a joker, too! The local hm-hm house (you know with the red light) had a phone # that was one digit different than my folk's number. So when someone would call and ask for a girl, he'd reply with various renditions of, "Well, she's busy right now, but if she has time, I'll have her call you back." Then he'd hang up and laugh like crazy. Or he might say to the room, " This guy is calling for >>>>>, has anyone seen her today?" What a jokester he was!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nivosum View Post
    If you don't recognize the area code or phone number, simply do not pick up the phone. If you have an answering machine, let it pick up. Sometimes to just stop the phone from ringing when I see an unrecognized phone number, I will hit the talk button and then immediately hit the end button.
    I do the same thing. My phone rings off the wall during the week. I check to see if it's anyone I know. Most of the time it's "private number", or just a bunch of numbers that don't make sense. I too hit the talk button and then hang up when I get tired of the ringing. Sometimes I answer, than lay the phone down and go do something else. haha One time I answered and they asked for Mr.( my husband). I told them he was at work and I just cleaned his house. haha They hung up on me!

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