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Old 12-16-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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They are calling cell phones; at least they are calling mine. I am going to start doing something loud and obnoxious every time they call. Might as well have some fun.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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I get about 25 calls a day on my cell phone...I block the callers number so they can not call back from that number, but their list is endless. I have been rude, I have been pleasant, and I have decided, it is a nightmare I have to live with
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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change your number
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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change your number
Won't they just start calling that number then?
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Won't they just start calling that number then?
Yup, which is why it's a pointless suggestion.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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why would they?
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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why would they?
For the same reason they started calling the number you just got rid of, it's on a list they bought, or it'll be cycled through their computer dialer. Do you think you're going to get a fresh, never used number?
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I may have just been lucky, but changing my number did the trick for me. My old number was constantly barraged with robocalls, debt collectors for a previous owner of the number, etc. sometimes up to 15 calls a day. I put up with it for about a year and a half before finally giving in and changing the number. In a little over a year since the number change I've had one "wrong number" call, and that's it......

Another option: Get a couple Google Voice numbers and just monitor them for a month or so. If they aren't getting a bunch of calls they're probably "safe" and you can port the number from Google to your carrier for $3 or something like that.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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For the same reason they started calling the number you just got rid of, it's on a list they bought, or it'll be cycled through their computer dialer. Do you think you're going to get a fresh, never used number?
You are not making sense. If your reasoning was valid, everyone would be getting these calls.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:39 PM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Default It will get worse

Very few people have my cell phone number.
So, when I see that the call is coming from [insert a state other than Colorado here], I just don't answer.

But, these evil buttheads are getting smarter.

Today, the call was from a Colorado number. In fact, it was my own phone number + 2.
Mine is 303.xxx.2264 and the call came "from" 303.xxx.2266.
Stupid me. I answered it.
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