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Old 08-27-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Apparently there are people getting calls on their cell phones already. That's really scary. I can envision these calls gobbling up minutes for some folks.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:30 PM
 
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Why these people are not calling cell-phones is a complete mystery to me.
I've wondered about that too. My life has been so peaceful at dinner time not having a call from some marble mouth tying to sell me something.

One other thing that tics me off with cell phones is why can't "they" give us the ability to have a block list on the phone?

Not saying anything about a conspiracy or anything...
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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I think they are calling from a Brooklyn facility and their number is 904-584-6058. The name of the people calling are Adam (fake name) and (Ronald). Trying to sell medications. I had asked them to remove me from the list on several occasions, but no changes. i still keep getting calls from them.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Seattle area
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They do get your cell phones. They've been calling me for years and they are driving me up the wall. The number changes, so I can't block it. So, when I'm at the grocery store, it's them. When I'm driving my son home from practice, it's them. When I'm working hard and deep into some code, it's them. It's been probably three years at least that they've been doing this on my cell. Nothing makes it stop.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Has anyone attempted to start a class action suit against these people{US Pharmacy}? Perhaps there's a smart lawyer out there somewhere who could figure out a way to do this.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:23 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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There's no magical telemarketing shield associated with a wireless phone or its phone number. Telemarketers with robodialers are just dialing every number in an exchange until they get someone on the other end of the call.

210-555-1111
210-555-1112
210-555-1113

and so on...
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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Years ago (before cell phones) we had crank call problems. We knew who it was, but couldn't do anything about it.

I fixed it with a police whistle.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:47 PM
 
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I'd use the same technique that I suggest to clients getting harassing phone calls from creditors. Start asking them questions. Address, contact information, etc. Usually these callers are not prepared for the tables to be turned and will take you off their list.
Or...Tell them you are reporting them to the FBI and ask their address and information. Tell them you are taping the phone call. Or just call the FBI...They probably have been trying to catch these folks already.

One web link:Telemarketing Scams | Consumer Information
Here is a whole list of ideas on video:How to report fraud and scam telephone calls - Yahoo! Video Search
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Jan, this particular bunch are apparently in India and out of the reach of any American authorities. I've just stopped answering calls from numbers I do not recognize.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Tell them you are reporting them to the FBI and ask their address and information. Tell them you are taping the phone call. Or just call the FBI...They probably have been trying to catch these folks already.
OP said the calls originated in India. The FBI thus has no jurisdiction. I suppose the CIA could track them down with a drone, but I think they have bigger fish to fry.

Screaming really loud and hanging up might get them to stop calling. I also like Tek_Freek's police whistle idea. Kinda like working with someone who has a drug/alcohol problem; the only way to stop them is to make them want to stop.
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