06-17-2014 9:42 AM
I get ghost calls from randomly changing numbers about once a day, typically in the middle of the night. They also usually leave a message, blank but takes up message space and indicates I have a message. I call the numbers back sometimes and they are always not a working number. I can block each time but they always come from a new number. Any ideas on what to do to stop this madness?
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11-23-2018 5:35 AM
It looks more like a boycott, because very rarely the caller answers. It happens to me sometimes even ten per day. The purpose is clear: discouragement of picking up the phone and clog the answering systems. In other words to discourage and minimize the quick communication. Historically, communications were cut when radical social changes occurred tn the world. That's right, as mentioned above, there must be some kind of benefit for someone if funds are invested in such endeavor..
I hope I am wrong.
11-23-2018 5:55 AM
@M14571504M You are wrong. Those calls are placed by a robo dialer. When the computer detects the call has been answered, it is supposed to connect the call to an agent (or available scammer). That may not happen immediately, if you wait long enough usually someone will be there but it is also possible all the agents/scammers are busy on other calls.
11-23-2018 6:35 AM
Great. Now it’s WW3 conspiracy. Disabling communication isn’t going to be with robo calls. 🙄
11-23-2018 8:20 AM
11-24-2018 5:56 AM
11-24-2018 7:05 AM
please. Stop. Neither of you understands the problem or the solutions. Please remove the foil hats. They are unbecoming on anyone anyway.
Robo calls are random. They don’t need your number. Robo callers just pick a number, call, add one, call, etc, etc. until they get a pick up.
As for taking out communications, robo calls won’t do it. Taking out towers won’t. A rocket into a hub would. (That will give you something to really worry about. 🙄
Back to the real world problems and solutions. . .
I was able to actually get past the robo call to a live person, identify the business calling me illegally and file an FCC complaint.
It is illegal, per the TCPA to place a robo call unless the consumer has given prior permission/has an existing business relationship.
So my dentist can robo call for appointment reminders. CVS can robo call my prescription is ready. But Choice Home Warranty has not been given permission to call me, so is breaking the law.
11-24-2018 4:50 PM
- edited 11-25-2018 5:37 AM
Omg. 🤦♀️ What are you smoking?
For someone with online business, you should know ‘online’ is not 2 words.
You should also know that Alphabet is Google and Alphabet is part of the Robocalls Strikeforce. For gosh sakes stop spouting nonsense and read the available information
12-06-2018 2:25 PM
- edited 12-06-2018 9:39 PM
Please discover punctuation. It’s very difficult to read one long run on sentence.
12-07-2018 8:13 AM
12-13-2018 5:50 AM
Along with those who place this calls, I would keep accountable, for this never ending harassement, the phone service providers for accepting to use the "dirty" phone line network that inevitable compromise the provided service to the customer. A reputable carpenter uses only wood in good sound condition without being rotted or containing carpenter ants, or other parasite eggs in it.
I am getting about ten of these random calls a day. I am so annoyed. The cruelest part is that I saw many very old persons, mostly alone, barely walking (some with advanced arthritis) with great effort go to pick up the phone in hope that a loved one calls them (which, lets recognize, is quite rare in most cases). HOW CRUEL! And how many other younger handicapped persons are in the same situation! Any of us will reach at some point in time that stage., including those who perpetrate this terribly shameless calls calls.
I also wonder if there is a connection between this phenomenon and the constant recent cyber attacks by hostile entities to discourage in a large scale the public communications.
12-13-2018 6:13 AM
The wood analogy is off. This is someone using a wood substitute, but it looks like the real thing until you cut it. But more than that, This is someone taking an existing structure and using it in a way not intended. A creeper in the attic, so-to-speak.
There is a tremendous effort to identify the real from fake and block the fake. Follow the news, read what the problem is.
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