A Bizarre Phone Call...........

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

Like most of us I get a lot of unknown numbers calling on my cell phone. By and large I do not answer them. Yesterday I got a call from Russia. I know it was from Russia because the preface matched and the phone said Russia. This blew my mind. I can't figure out why I would get this call. Clearly I didn't answer it, but if this was a robo call, this will be a really costly election.

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Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
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I get calls from everywhere it seems. I almost never answer numbers I don't recognize. Even local numbers are being spoofed by out of state and out of country callers... so I don't even answer local numbers not in my contacts. If they're legitimate they'll leave a message so I can call them back and add them to contacts.  It's all very annoying, isn't it?

Jan 10, 2020 10:38 AM #21
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Sheila:

I get lots of Robocalls but none...yet...from Russia. I've had some from Mexico and other countries and I don't answer them. And calls from the United States show up pretty regularly.

Jeff

Jan 10, 2020 10:48 AM #22
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Carol. I didn't answer either. Scary world. Thanks.    Sheila

Jan 10, 2020 11:03 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Hello Jeff. I was very much taken back by this too. TY      Sheila

Jan 10, 2020 11:04 AM #24
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Sheila- wish these robocalls would "get a life". I have an app that tries to detect spam calls,

Jan 10, 2020 11:45 AM #25
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Joan Cox
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Sheila, wow, that would be quite a surprise to see someone from Russia is calling you.  That would be costly.

Jan 10, 2020 12:47 PM #26
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I have been inundated with robocalls for several days now.  Just about every scam known has been represented among them.

Jan 10, 2020 01:15 PM #27
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Hi Kathy. I understand.     Sheila

Jan 10, 2020 02:07 PM #28
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Hi Joan. I thought so as well. TY    Sheila

Jan 10, 2020 02:08 PM #29
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Myrl. That is terrible. I feel your pain. TY     Sheila

Jan 10, 2020 02:09 PM #30
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Good grief, Sheila - some people have nothing better to do than spam others - must be one lonely life for them!

Jan 10, 2020 08:29 PM #31
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Or a Nasty one Debe. TY     Sheila

Jan 10, 2020 08:30 PM #32
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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What on earth are you still doing up?!!  I didn't know you were a night owl too, Sheila! LOL

Jan 10, 2020 08:32 PM #33
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Yep Debe. I can be. I hope Ray is doing better.      Sheila

Jan 10, 2020 08:35 PM #34
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Thank you! He is - it's been a tough week but, hey, we made it through and he is just thrilled to be home! The ostomy care is more of a struggle than I ever thought it would be but, hey, we're getting it. 

Have a delightful weekend!

Jan 10, 2020 08:48 PM #35
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James Dray
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Morning Sheila.

I average 13-25 robo calls on a daily basis, except for the weekends.  

Jan 11, 2020 01:05 AM #36
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Debe, I will keep you both in my prayers.     Sheila

Jan 11, 2020 05:04 AM #37
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

That's terrible James. Sorry.      Sheila

Jan 11, 2020 05:05 AM #38
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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My cell phone has a "screen call" option. It is AWESOME. I hit the button and it types up a message to the caller saying the call is being screened and they must state their name and reason for calling. If they choose to do it, it is typed out on my phone for me to see. Most of the time they just hang up.

Jan 12, 2020 07:43 AM #39
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Hi again Sharon. That is awesome. I wish I had that option.       Sheila

Jan 12, 2020 07:53 AM #40
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