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More Spam Numbers

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Last Edited: March 14, 2008, 4:48 pm

This is just an FYI 

If you receive a call from the following numbers, and you have caller ID, just ignore them.  Both are recordings that tell you about how to reduce your credit card debt.  I don't need or want this service.  I googled the telephone numbers and all have been reported to the FCC and the DNC registry.

909-842-8164

702-520-1396 

This one offers advanced cash on your paycheck.  I received a call from this number last week.

877-606-3783

I got a call yesterday from another number

407-207-0820 

It was also a recorded message, this time telling me that the vehicle warranty on my car was expiring.  I hung up and got the same call today from "Unknown"

These calls are being made mostly to my cell phone.  Both my home and my cell numbers are registered with the National Do Not Call list.  I look at my caller ID before I answer, but I often get calls from out of state, so I can't risk missing an important one.  Since I sometimes get calls from friends and relatives who use prepaid phone cards which often appear as "Unknown" on my caller ID, I dont want to just ignore a call.

Here is a site with a list of the numbers with the most complaints.  At least 3 of the top in the last 7 days are FL area codes. (407, 561, 954)

http://www.callercomplaints.com/

Area codes 787 and 939 are calls from Puerto Rico.  In the past, I picked up my cell and a call from Puerto Rico was in Spanish.  That's why I now know the area code!

605-955-9889  is also a recorded message in Spanish from South Dakota.

This doesn't happen too often, but I've gotten 4 calls on my cell phone from recorded messages in the past few days days.  Apparently, judging from this list, this is not an uncommon problem.  By the time you report the telephone number, the company just gets a new one! 

Oh, I just checked my call list on my cell phone and another number listed on this complaint site is on it. It's a NH number 603-214-3599

Apparently this is the same telemarketing company.  I've had this cell phone number for about 6 years and rarely got calls of this nature.  

I just wanted to let everyone know in case this happens to you. 

By the way, I don't use text messaging, so I called AT&T and requested that they disable all text messages to my phone. The customer service rep put a spam block on my phone number.  Those are also very annoying and AFAIK they're illegal too! 

The reason I began this stating "this is just FYI" is that I rarely get these calls and changing my number would be much more of a headache.  Of course comments are always welcome here, but I really don't want to take any action, since it would take longer than just pressing "end call."  I don't pay for these extra minutes, but I thought this might help someone who does.

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Comments

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LuckyLillyComment by LuckyLilly - March 14, 2008, 5:17 pm
I get lots of these, too. Yesterday's came from Eau Gallie FL - 321-779-3962.

They're all fake numbers, if you try to call them back you get a "Not in Service" message.

If you don't pay for minutes on your cell, or if you're getting them on a landline like me, may I suggest hitting the "1" to talk to a customer service rep.   You don't have to wait till the end of the message, just press "1" as soon as you know who it is. Then put the phone down and go do something else for a few minutes. Maybe if enough of us waste a few minutes of their rep's time, it will no longer be profitable for them to break the law.

And yes, it is illegal for them to be calling us on phone numbers which are registered with the DNC list. I go ahead and report most of them even tho the numbers are fake. Hopefully someone will finally catch up with them.
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JADELotteryComment by JADELottery - March 14, 2008, 7:02 pm
Better yet, if these bastards are calling me on my landline, I just put the phone down and let the connection message play for like 15-30 min. Since they are paying for the call anyway, I can deliberately inflate their phone bill because they are paying for the call they made.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - March 14, 2008, 9:13 pm
Good suggestions. I wonder why so many of these numbers original in Florida. I used to call people at night for extra money and I hated it, but it's a job..right? However, I only worked for people who promised me that everyone had asked for information and I was just responding to inquiries to answer questions and/or make an appointment. Companies do lie, however.

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