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Harry Mack has stopped telemarketers with call-blocker
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By Harry Mack
I have seen several people mention how they get telemarketing calls and fake IRS calls.
I'm sure there are many more out there that go through the same thing, if they still have a home phone. That's why many have had them removed and just use a cell phone.
I still have my home phone and have a solution that works for me. I bought a call blocker.
There are many models out there and I will refrain from saying which model I have but one of the features is that it can block an entire area code.
I have notice that almost all telemarketing callers use a fake number or hide the name to their number. So, if you just want to avoid talking to them, when a call comes in that says "unknown name" or "name unavailable," don't answer it. If you don't recognize the area code, don't answer it. If you have an answering machine or service, let the call go to it.
If it is important, they will leave a message and you can get back to them, if you wish.
Of course, all of this depends on caller ID. Caller ID is a must have to combat these sleazy people that want to cheat you out of your money. If you listen close in the short period that the answering machine picks up and before they hang up without a message, you sometimes hear the background noise of a whole room of callers taking to people. A lot of the time, these callers are foreigners and English is not their native language. Not only that, but sometimes they are calling from some place overseas, like India.
I guess you will always have people in this world that don't want to work for a living and just take money from those that do. I do my best to ignore them when they call my number.
My call blocker has over 180 numbers in it so far and I keep adding more. Don't depend on the so-called Do Not Call List. Take action yourself and start blocking them.
By the way, don't even try to talk to them or you will get frustrated. If they know that they can't get any money out of you, they will just hang up and dial someone who will fall for their spiel. I am not a person that uses foul language but I have felt tempted the few times that I tried to tell these people to quit calling. The call blocker saves me from being tempted. I hope this helps those that are in a similar situation. - HARRY MACK
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