just reported 706 200 3673 for harassing phone calls

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

You know the do not call list doesn't really help.  Not terribly long ago I actually clicked to talk to a human about "your Google business listing is not up to date" just to ask them to stop calling me.  It actually slowed the calls down for a few days. When a consumer asks me to stop calling or emailing (opts out) I do stop.  Why the hell can't the stupid telemarketers do the same?

Today I had a little free time on my hands and decided to TELL them to stop calling again to see if they would stop.  Well boy oh boy did I get a jackass this time. When I said, "Sir, my google listing is fine, I do really well with it and it gets lots of views and a great click through rate to my web site, I don't need your help and you're not with Google, they don't call people so please respect that I am on the do not call list and stop calling me."  He responded with "but there is a problem with your listing"  I responded... "no there is not, please stop" and was interrupted with "if you are not going to be responsive to my trying to fix your listing why would I be responsive to your stop calling request?"  WTAF?

He literally tried to argue with me and frankly I just lost it and called him a jackass before I hung up on him.  But, I also took the time to go back and check my caller ID which holds 200 calls which made it about a week on my phone and found the 9 previous calls and documented the time of each and went to donotcall.gov and reported them for all 10 phone calls in the last week and will certainly report any future calls from them. I've had it up to here! 

Now I'm going to get back to real estate. Hopefully they won't call again today because the person on the other end is going to get an earful again.

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Michael Jacobs
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  1. Hello Tammy - I imagine we each know the frustration.  Hopefully the rest of the day improves. It's inevitable.
Jun 18, 2019 10:31 AM #1
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I have information of those repeat calls as well, Tammy. Problem is I never seem to have the time to put a list together and report.

Jun 18, 2019 10:55 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Tammy. How very annoying. I am having a day like this too. Sorry.

Jun 18, 2019 11:16 AM #3
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Tammy Lankford, 

Verizon has a service for around $4 a month that recognizes these numbers similar to the spam you get for emails.  I still have to check into it. To me, it is worth every penny.  

Jun 18, 2019 12:54 PM #4
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I have a service that does it on my cell phone, but this is my office land line and verizon can't give me what I need in a land line so.... 

Sheila Anderson hope yours gets better too

Jun 18, 2019 01:37 PM #5
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Tammy Lankford,
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Michael Jacobs I suppose it could be worse.

Nina Hollander I didn't really "have" time, I "took" the time to do it because I was so pissed.

Jun 18, 2019 01:38 PM #6
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Tammy Lankford, these calls are so very annoying. They start at 8 am in the morning until 9 pm. Good for you to report them.

Jun 18, 2019 05:16 PM #7
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Tammy- I think we all feel your pain. And because our numbers transport with us, we can no longer choose to accept calls only from our local area code. 

Jun 18, 2019 06:35 PM #8
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is sad that most things in the world today that revolve around someone's deep pockets which rarely get punished, even when they are doing something supposedly illegal.

Jun 19, 2019 07:37 AM #9
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Amy McBride

They have called seven times this morning I'm also a real estate agent it's ridiculous

Jun 20, 2019 08:22 AM #10
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Tammy Lankford, - I am ready for a Telemarketer Harassment Act to stop the tomfoolery and frustration that we are all experiencing. 

What I found most effective is when I turn the tables on the caller and ask them in one breath, may I have your name and phone number to report to the FBI or just stay on the line long enough for your call to be traced. The hang-up is immediate. 

Jun 23, 2019 09:05 PM #11
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I receive those calls every day. I sure would like to have a way to stop them.

Jun 24, 2019 03:46 PM #12
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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Yes I am glad to hear you reported all 10 of those calls. I hope there is justice.

Aug 28, 2019 11:01 PM #13
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