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Old 03-02-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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But the OP does.
You are correct. I guess what I didn't make clear enough in my comment is that MANY People DO NOT HAVE CALLER ID.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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We don't have caller ID and we don't answer any calls at home. When the landline rings, we let the answer machine screen the call. Everyone we want to talk to have our cell phone numbers. The only reason we keep the landline is for TIVO and it's the number that the schools have to leave announcements.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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Our town used to receive calls for donations to the police and fire depts. After many calls from extremely rude and obnoxious people, I called the PD and spoke to the desk person. I found out that it indeed was an outside company and then I told him in detail about the calls that I received... he was flabbergasted to hear how these "conversations" went, especially when I told him that the tone and the inference was threatening- yes, I did feel like it was a shake down right out of a bad TV series. That summer the calls stopped. The next year we received letters in the mail about how they were going about it differently and this way people could donate if they could and when it was a good financial time for them to do it. Haven't heard of any problems since then. (I am sure that I am not the only one to call and complain!)
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I just hang up on them in mid-sentence.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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"I cant afford to give right now" Click
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
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I placed myself on the *donotcall* list many years ago. I do get a call every so often and If I pick it up and its a telemarketer I start talking real dirty to him/her and ask very personal questions. They never call back.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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If I don't tell them where they can stick the phone...sideways... I start asking questions. What's YOUR name? What's the name of the company? Where are you? If they ask why you want to know, I tell them the state of Kentucky had a no call list before the national list started. I tell them that with the information I'm asking for, I can contact the attorney general's office, there will be charges filed against them, AND their company. And they will have to pay huge fines. The Ky no call list has been transferred to the national list now, but they don't know it! lol
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Just an FYI...Charitible organizations and any one you do business with such as your credit card calling to sell you insurance junk etc are exempt from the do not call list.

That said I tell them I already contributed through my local PBA as I know these hacks on the phone are NOT soliciting for my local police dept as they do their fund raising by mail and beef steak dinners
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Telling them I have no money usually works pretty well. If it's the police, I tell them I don't LIKE police--which I don't. I haven't really had any run-ins with firefighters, but I don't really see a point in having them either.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:23 PM
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I just hang up on them in mid-sentence.
Agree.
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