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Old 05-31-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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I think I am just going to scream, with a loud, high pitched shriek if anyone who I don't want to talk to calls. Think of a fax machine tone, amplified 100x.
A whistle works great but the voice at the other end is usually a computer unless you wait for a human to come on the line. Of course you should remember that person is someone trying to make a living...
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:53 PM
 
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i just got a call from these people today 6/26/13. Asking me what the name of the medication I take on a daily basis (which is Zoloft aka: Sertraline HCL). I thought originally she said CVS pharmacy so i answered her questions. but after a couple of minutes of her talking and then asking what Sertraline HCL was used for, i got suspicious. I then said to her, that you work at CVS and you don't know what this medication is for? She then said she was from the U.S. pharmacy. She put me on hold immediately. She kept telling me they where having technical difficulties and if I would spell out the name of the medication and tell her how many MG i was taking on a daily basis. I finally told her I was NOT INTERESTED. She told me that she could give me the pills at a discount price and asked how many I wanted. I again told her NOT INTERESTED and to put me on the DO NOT CALL LIST and hung up!
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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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...
I got a call yesterday from US Pharmacy (or so they said), guy with an Indian accent. He lied and said he was returning a call regarding viagra. I know that is BS as I never in my life aquired about that drug anywhere and no one else uses my phone. The Indian guy knew my firsrt name. Hence it might not be random robodialers or all random but seems more like someone sold my name and phone number and this scam company got it. BTW the number they called me from (granted it is probably BS) was A Huston TX # 713-357-6343. A search indicated that they have called others and this same # came up on the caller ID. (and said to be US Pharmacy).

I only have a cell phone, no landline. I am more upset at whomever sold my name and # to that company and those are really the ones we need to go after to nip it in the bud. Granted if there was a way to get US Pharmacy or whomever it is in court for this that would be a good thing.

EDIT: For the heck of it I called that number back just now (713-357-6343) and it is an invalid number.

Last edited by Tim Tim; 09-12-2013 at 08:06 PM.. Reason: Additional info
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Just breathe deeply and ask the caller what color panties they are wearing.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:21 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Is there any way to stop "U S Pharmacy" telephone calls?

No!
I answer and then waste their time.
The panties idea is a good one.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:40 AM
 
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I have considerd answering the calls and **** with them. However I think that could just perpetuate the problem as your number will be "sold" or "listed" as a "sucker" simply because you answer. And therin lies the conundrum. Now if you have time to **** with these *******s that is one thing but they are calling on my cell phone which is used for business as well as close personal. So now I do not answer calls I do not recognize. And I risk losing business or missing a very urgent personal call.

I notice when I do not answer it stops. But the few times they get me then the call intervals increase. There is no justice unless I could beat both the people calling, and whomever sold my number to these people about the face and neck with a 2 x 4.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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.... I know that is BS as I never in my life aquired about that drug anywhere...
Heh. That's what they all say.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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They are using my cell phone. I get 1 to 2 calls a day. They do know my first name. Very frustrating!
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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I get the calls on my verizon phone
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I tried looking up Verizon home phone features via Google. But without a specific street address, city & zip, I can't even look to see what features they might offer.

I have Century Link as my home phone provider. The calling plan I'm on is an old one from the provider I had before Century Link. It comes with 10 calling features...I can add features, but they would cost me more $. One of the included features I can choose from is called "Selective Call Forwarding." I signed up for this one and had a certain telemarketer's calls forwarded back to that telemarketing company's headquarters ....it helps that I knew the phone number to headquarters. There's also a way to forward all phone calls from a specific area code or prefix...which might be helpful if the annyoing calls are coming from a unique area code or a specific prefix. The only downside is that you can only have all these unwanted calls forwarded to one phone number....so pick some phone number that's just a recorded message.....like a phone number which states the current time or something like that.



Century Link's other calling features that I would like to have added, but cost money are:
  1. Anonymous call rejection- Prevents calls from ringing into your home if the caller’s line is “blocked.”
  2. Call Rejection - When an unwanted caller tries to get through, a pre-recorded message says you’re not accepting calls. Lets you store up to 15 different numbers on your “Rejection List.”
  3. No Solicitation - Screens incoming calls from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day. An automatic message asks solicitors to hang up, and tells regular callers to press 1 to complete the call. You can also set up a privileged list of your favorite callers so they’ll automatically bypass the solicitor screening
Perhaps Verizon home phone has calling features that can help you win this battle.

I was typically filing 2 complaints per day on the "Do Not Call List" website from the telemarketing company's calls. Since I set up the selective call forwarding, I haven't received one call from them.
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