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#15620 01/30/08 03:45 PM
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not sure how legal this is, but when I get a call from an unknown or blocked number I answer the phone "911 what is your emergency"

I like to hear the sound of shear panic and confusion on the other end.

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LOL!


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#15622 01/30/08 04:15 PM
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I answer all calls 'cause I AM SO LONELY!

(Well, maybe not all....)


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Pete,

Love it... That's a good one!!


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I get this call all the time at home (church parsonage) and at church...Both numbers are on the DNC list. It is from Merchan Circle. I called back the number and they have an opt out on the message. Wonder if it will really work or not. Anyway, Merchant Circle is...Administrative Contact :
WYBS, Inc.
[email protected] tration.com
ATTN: MERCHANTCIRCLE.COM
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA 20172-0447
Phone: 570-708-8780
I Just did more research. Network Solutions is the company that owns Merchant Circle.com. The domain name is based out of Herndon Va. I googled the company, and guess what...REAL PHONE NUMBERS!!! Give them a call..here they are
(703) 668-5505, (703) 668-4600, (703) 925-6999

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A problem we have in this respect in the U.K. is companies that call for marketing etc. but give out CLID which is an 0845 or 0870 number instead of the actual calling line or a main switchboard POTS number.

0845 and 0870 are special "area" codes which are charged at higher than normal rates. Historically, they started out life as special numbers which were charged at the same rates as a local or a national long-distance call respectively, but they've now morphed into what are effectively premium-rate numbers, just not so expensive as 09 numbers (that latter being akin to the modern use of American 900 numbers).

Because of the historical background, large numbers of people don't realize that 0845 and 0870 can sometimes cost them many times the price of a regular call, nor do they realize that in many cases the company they are calling is getting a cut of the charges. The problem is compounded by the fact that many organizations -- including government offices -- still falsely advertise that 0845/0870 calls are the same as a normal local/national call.

So somebody sees a missed call, phones back on 0845/0870, and without realizing it gets charged up to 10 times what a normal call would cost, part of it going to the receiving end, only to discover that it was some sleazy sales call or dubious "market survey."

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we get misdialed calls all the time on one of our office lines - apparently the number is very similar to that of a local pizza shop. some folks are kind enough to apologize before hanging up but a great deal more just hang up when one of us answers with the company greeting.
we've got a couple repeat offenders who always call around the same time of day so lately some of the guys have begun taking their food orders...


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Today I received a call on my cell phone
File a formal complaint with the FCC. Telemarketing to cellphones is illegal, with very very few exceptions.

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The number 866-849-3243 is one of dell's numbers i just received a call from them regarding an exchange. Hope this helps all of those concerned.


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Here is website that I have bookmarked and use whenever appropriate.

FCC Consumer Complaints.

It also explains who may not fall under the national "Do-Not-Call" list. This also applies to land-lines, cell phones, pagers, junk faxes, wireless spam, et cetera.


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