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  • #596265

    manishma
    Participant

    Are you being inundated with automated phone calls every day? I am getting two to three phone calls daily. Who is the source and why don’t they fall under the Do not call guidelines?

    #758422

    ronrsr
    Member

    political messages are exempt from the do-not-call guidelines.

    Where are you getting the messages from? Check your caller id, and google the number and you can generally find out who is doing the calling.

    #758423

    deiyezooger
    Member

    They can program the phone to make anything come up the ID.

    #758424

    apushatayid
    Participant

    Charitable organizations are also exempt from the do not call list. A for profit company hired by a non profit may call on behalf of that non profit as well. You do have the right to ask the marketing company not to call you again, on behalf of that specific non profit. In short, they are a fact of life and are not going away any time soon.

    #758425

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    Try my idea.

    If you suspect it’s an automated phone call from some Charitable organization, pick up the phone, and be silent the first 2 seconds. You will be automatically disconnected.

    The way it works is that you are dialed automatically bu computer, if a human voice is detected, then it connects to one of their operators. If no answer is detected within 2 seconds, it doesn’t even connect. Try it. Sorry for exposing this – I figured some else might also want a life!

    #758426

    manishma
    Participant

    The calls are coming from all over the US (at least that’s what caller id says) I just pick up and hang up. I’m wondering if there’s a way to get off the automated lists?

    #758427

    HAKOL TOV
    Member

    parnassa raffle didn’t stop for the past two days! so annoying!

    #758428

    apushatayid
    Participant

    The only way to get off the list is by asking the telemarketer directly, and then they are only required to remove you from the list of the specific org. they called about. The simplest solution is to screen your calls. If you dont recognize the number, dont answer the phone. If its important the caller will either leave a message, try again, or call you on your cell phone (if they have it).

    #758429

    manishma
    Participant

    Some of these calls leave a message since it’s voice activated and when the answering machine picks up.

    #758430

    deiyezooger
    Member

    Do they realy think that if they call me on my cell while I’m in a meating that I would realy stop everything and buy that raffle?

    #758431

    what are you, a butcher?

    #758432

    deiyezooger
    Member

    lol, sorry I should have said “meeting”.

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