- Aug 19, 2011
I guess this would work in most circumstances, right? (I guess also I could think a of a few circumstances when it might not...)I pretty much have everything listed in my phone that is important... If it a call from someone need to really speak to me they will leave a message and I can call them back...
99% of them are scammers looking to steal Grandma's pension fund. No sympathy from me.No, and it says a LOT about people who do. They are just trying to earn a living with the skills and life situation they have.
Yes, if you are on the DO NOT CALL registry. They are only allowed to call if you have a legitimate connection to them. Unfortunately that includes political calls. I actually changed to a 3rd party political party years ago to stop that. Only the R's and D's have any sort of budget for cold calls, and they are not allowed to call you if you are not an R or D.So the guy trying to sell subscriptions to the local newspaper is a criminal?
I was referring to the legit ones, not the scammers.99% of them are scammers looking to steal Grandma's pension fund. No sympathy from me.
OTOH - no, I do not swear at them. Sometimes I'll let them finish their spiel and laugh at them before hanging up, but most of the time I hang up before the get three words in - THEN I go back in my phone and block them. I realize that doesn't do much good either as they usually have dozens of numbers they call from or they spoof real, legitimate numbers of other victims. Still, if it keeps even one call from ringing my phone it's a small effort to pay.
It is, but I never say I'm an officer or any other job title. Like I work for the Fl. Highway Patrol, and have to call other agencies pretty frequently. it's not always a police officer that answers. It could be, but it could also be someone non-sworn, like a dispatcher or someone working the desk at the station. And I don't use a real agency. So if someone assumes I'm an officer, that's their assumption, not me claiming it.Isn’t it illegal to impersonate a police officer?
Well, if “Illegal Scam” comes up on the caller ID, it’s a pretty good clue (I have actually had calls show up this way).How do you know which 1% is legit before you pick up the phone?
Do people still use answering machines? I didn't know those still existed lolThere's a wonderful invention called an answering machine that picks up all the calls (we screen them). If for some reason, we feel like picking up the call before the answering machine and it's a solicitor (an actual live person, not a robotic voice), I just say "no thank you" and hang up.
ok, that one is hilarious!I usually don’t answer unknown numbers, but I’m all for people cussing out scam callers. My friend(full grown adult) likes to answer unknown numbers and when they’re telemarketers on a recorded line he likes to say “sir, I’m only twelve I can’t send you pics” usually they panic and hang up it’s pretty funny. This usually prevents call from that company for a while.