Robo calls

Old 08-17-2019, 05:53 AM
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How is it possible that I am getting these calls from my home number. Who are these people and how and why is this done? I am so tired of all these robo calls. Something really, really, really need to be done about this.
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:24 AM
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I agree. But in the meantime, I absolutely refuse to answer a call from someone not in my contact list. The only exception is if I’m expecting a call from a person/company that is not in my list. Otherwise, they can leave a voicemail.
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:51 AM
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I never answer the phone if I don't recognize the caller and this is what is being advised now especially for seniors. My husband's Eye Dr. uses a 800# with no ID and wonders why we never pick up. I also have a call blocker the kids gave me for Christmas which allows me to block any caller IDs that say "wireless caller, out of area or private caller" or any number I want to. So satisfying to hit the red button that says Block caller.

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Old 08-17-2019, 07:25 AM
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I've been using "No mo(re) Robo" for a few years now. Free, simple and easy.
https://www.nomorobo.com/

Live people like doctor's offices or whoever can push the button and leave a message. Regular callers are recognized. I probably have at least 5 blocked calls per day.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:44 AM
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I keep my answering machine on. If it isn’t someone I know, I don’t pick up. With that being said, I got one at 7 this morning! I didn’t have to answer it but it still woke me up.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:27 AM
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Same here with the answer machine. If anyone I know calls, their name shows on the screen otherwise, all calls go straight to message. I am on the telephone preference list that is supposed to stop this sort of stuff but a few sneak through about 4pm a couple of times a week. It is usually the same number. When I looked them up on whocalls me, it was a quick loan company otherwise know as Loan Shark.

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Old 08-17-2019, 10:02 AM
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Our police department recommended not to answer any calls not in your call list. Make them leave a message. It's a hoot to hear the ones that want to help me with my federal student loan. They are real people calling. Really, I'm 57.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:30 AM
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The calls come in late in the afternoon because robo-callers expect us to be too tired to resist their spiel.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by toverly View Post
Our police department recommended not to answer any calls not in your call list. Make them leave a message. It's a hoot to hear the ones that want to help me with my federal student loan. They are real people calling. Really, I'm 57.
I'm 75 and get those calls
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:15 AM
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I keep getting a call saying they see that my car warranty is just about to expire, and press 1 to talk to a person so that I can get the warranty extended. Just one problem, the warranty expired 17 yrs ago on my 2001 Cheverolet
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