I used a police whistle on a caller, about 10 times in a row. She called
back the next day. Left a message on my machine, suggesting I get psych
I was tempted to call back, and suggest she learn what a rape whistle is.
Christopher A. Young
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I've found this seems to discourage repeat offenders.
The phonetray manual is misleading. The manual shows phonetray free
with blocking options. I just downloaded the software and it seems
to be only a caller ID reporter. No blocking options.
You may have to receive a phone call to make those options show up,
but where the blocking options should be I get a link to get the "Pro"
And..........it looks like Phonetray Pro is not yet ready.
I hope this works. There were two calls from them already stored on
the caller ID. Since I have my main phone set up to block these two
numbers I didn't bother to enter the number into the software. I did
enter the name from the caller ID. It is supposed to automatically
play a "not in service" recording. We will have to just wait and see
if it works. Now I am looking forward to their next call. :)
From reading a little more about Cardholders Services on the web, a
"not in service" message may get the number taken off the list. One
can only hope.
BTW the default setting for phonetray is to play a recording for "toll
free" I actually get important calls from two places that report
"toll free" on the caller ID. I changed that default setting to
accept calls from "toll free"
In all honesty I use the program below. I got the license key from a friend
who purchased it. I mentioned PT because I've always thought PT seemed as
good or better, and is free, but I've never switched over to it.
I always hit the number to bring on a live operator then put the phone
down until they leave. This costs them as they have to pay a live
person. If everybody did it, it would not be profitable for them as I'm
sure the response rate that brings them business is not high enough to
sustain such loss. I knew a realtor that used to call 20 people each
morning. For the business he got, he figured it was worth $5/call.
I used to talk to them and string them out but this wastes my time.
Initial question on a lawyer would do nothing. It is for the harassing
calls which are illegal even if you owe them.
I have been getting a bunch of calls lately. Some months ago, I got calls
from politicians, and some things I belong to. I usually let the a
answering machine come on, then it goes to dial tone. Been getting more
calls, including from local area code. Sometimes I pick up, then put down.
Then there is the free security system, card holders, etc. I get caller I'd
on tv, but some are getting through with name unavailable, which I may have
to make sure that feature is enabled to block those calls.
I see your URL and raise you
I read recently that the Feds have started looking into these scammers
again. But as indicated by the blog, the Feds are too toothless and
impotent to do anything to stop it. Feds move at a extremely glacial
pace. And I don't mean that they're outmaneuvered by nimble scammers
who exploit VOIP relocate their boiler rooms everyday. I mean the Feds
take years and years and years and years to take any action and the
result of all their hard work is a laughably trivial fine a promise by
professional liars to be good boys and girls.
I still see people fixating on the numbers they see on caller-ID.
When it comes to email spam, people have generally wised up and realize
that who the email says it's from is complete bullshit. I wonder why
people won't do the same for these cardmemeberservices scammers.
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