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Why do businesses hide their phone number?

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

Lately, I have ran across alot of businesses that don't put the phone number on bills or other correspondence. My garbage company is one.  I got a robot call that I would be fined if I didn't setup E statements with a credit union I recently bought a car from. You guessed it NO phone number on anything so that I can call them.

Why would a business make it tougher to contact them?

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
Email: mr.listit@gmail.com 541-991-0607

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Rob. I see this often too and wondered as well. I suspect they just don't want to hear from their customers. Sad and annoying. Suggested.

Jun 22, 2014 11:23 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Sheila: Thankyou!

Jun 22, 2014 11:24 PM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Rob - Well, if you have no customer service, why flaunt it with a phone number? Sad isn't it?

Jun 23, 2014 12:23 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Rob. That is crazy and something I have never understand. Something you and I would never do.

Thank you for commenting on my post.

Jun 24, 2014 11:54 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

That is really strange and a foolish way to run a business!

Jun 25, 2014 09:21 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


That doesn't make sense does it?  I've seen many real estate agents that don't make their lcoation prominent on the site either.. 

Jun 25, 2014 12:34 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

Rob, obviously, they are doing their best to curtail any kind of "LIVE" communication...shame on them.

Jun 28, 2014 04:31 AM