Cell phones and telemarketers

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graphicGood morning everyone-In the last few days I have been getting out of state phone calls on my cell and when I pick it up they won't say anything. That irritates me no end because even after 2 yrs Mom will still get telemarketers calls on her home phone which is a landline. Since I am the one that answers the phone 99% of the time

I am NOT very cordial to these folks as they aren't getting the message. It makes me angry because they target older folks BIG TIME and before I moved in Mom would give them her bank info or credit card info over the phone. HOW MANY times do YOU have to tell people YOU are on a DO NOT CALL list before they get the message, Many of these calls to Mom are from charities wanting money.

I would think they would have to follow the same rules as others. Also a credit card company keeps calling when Mom doesn't have a credit card anymore. I told them that and there were going to tell the supervisors that so there wouldn't be anymore but obviously that didn't happen.

Yesterday after about the 4th or 5th call to my cell phone I googled the number of the do not call registry number and I found this:

REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month. REMINDER... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222 . It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number. HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON. It takes about 20 seconds!

Now since this said it was on Facebook in Dec 2011. I am not sure when Cell phones went public. Maybe it has taken 5 months to start getting calls for me. I am not sure but I am passing it along to you if you are getting them and haven't registered with the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

Now while this song is directed towards relationships but the TITLE fits the message for telemarketers.

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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Great advice, wondered when this would start happening. Have a great day.

May 01, 2012 10:33 PM #1
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

I had been getting the charity calls a lot and they have been seemingly making up names and sounding like they were coming from the same caller. Felt scammy.

May 01, 2012 10:37 PM #2
Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

I just went to donotcall.gov and renewed my phone number registrations, thanks for the headsup.

May 01, 2012 10:42 PM #3
Lorrie Semler, REALTORĀ® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Every time I get a robocall or a telemarketer call on my cell phone, I immediately add that number to my phone directory under the name "Do Not Answer" and the next time they call, I don't.

May 01, 2012 10:48 PM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Thank you and have a great day and passing it along.

May 01, 2012 10:49 PM #5
Lisa Rees
Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons - Lansing, KS
Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons Real Estate Agent

Thank you for the post - i get these calls all of the time and did not have that number that takes you off the list.  A lot of times when I get the recording that tries to filter or screen out people that could care less about their product - I usually try to act like i am interested until I get a real person - I have heard they pay up to $50 if you talk to a real person and then I tell them to shove it in a nice way.  Here is a great article to read about telemarketers and cell phones - Even if we register our number with the DNC list - i'm affraid it might not do any good so we might as well make them pay each time by talking to a real person. :)

May 01, 2012 11:04 PM #6
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I save their number on my droid phone.  . 

under . .don't ever answer this. .then I program my phone to send it to voice mail every time I get their call. . .it works for annoying people you may know as well. .

May 01, 2012 11:22 PM #7
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I get many of those annoying UNKNOWN calls Sharon. I just don't pick them up. Love the song Sharon.

May 01, 2012 11:50 PM #8
Kristin Johnston - REALTORĀ®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

He hee Sharon, I know this is frustrating...get rid of the land line so that you only have to deal with it on your cells LOL...

May 02, 2012 12:14 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Good tip about registring on the do not call list...we have and continue to do so...A

May 02, 2012 03:02 AM #10
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Scott-I was hoping it wouldn't happen at all. I hate people calling trying to sell me something.

Chuck-I think ALL telemarketers are scams.

Rene-You are most welcome.

Lorrie-That is a great idea. Thanks

Raymond you are welcome and you have a great day too.

Lisa-Thank you for that article. I will take a look at it.

Thank you Fernando. Good idea

Gary-I am not picking them up now that I know what they are. Glad you liked the song.

Kristin-I need the landline as it is Mom's number and I need it for my computers.

Alexandra-That is very wise.


May 02, 2012 08:03 AM #11
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing your thoughts of telemarketers calling on our cell phones, we have put our numbers on the do not call list.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 02, 2012 09:12 AM #12
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Lou-We sure do and I did this morning.

May 02, 2012 10:40 AM #13
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