It's ignored and most calls probably don't originate in the US.
Reminds me of a while back when I traced cold calls from Canada, I tried
to get on their registry but was refused.
I assume cold callers in the US bug Canadians and vice versa with impunity.
I don't waste my time trying to stop cold calls but do things for my own
amusement like ask to speak to a white person just to annoy them.
My wife said I could be sued for some of the stuff I say to them. I
told her, if I was, I'd be a national hero with millions coming to my
Does it not work for you?
It's worked for me since I registered when it first came out 9 years ago.
I have not gotten any telemarketing calls in all that time.
I also have a non-published phone number.
Count your blessings. It used to work for me too. No more.
And I have a stack of lame letters from the Penna Atty General's office
in response to complaints lodged at the Penna DNC list website to the
effect of "The world has moved on. These guys are now offshore hiding
behind VOIP, sometimes with multiple hops and there's nothing we can
I would disagree with the last thought, but it seems clear that the DNC
lists are on their way to being history.
That is one of the reasons that I stopped complaining to the AG.
Found that they were mostly just getting local mom and poppers who were
too dumb to know about it. The only exception to that was the local
roofers who called 6 times after the second time I asked them to take me
off their list. I figured they deserved to have the world brought down
around their ears.
"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital."
What I do with telemarketers is just say:
Excuse me, but I was brought up to believe that it's impolite to hang up
However, I have already told you that I'm not interested in what you're
selling, but you just keep talking about the same thing, and so I don't
see that I have any other option.
After saying no to one pushy female, three times.
Gave her a shot on the police whistle and hung up.
she called back eight or nine times in a row (call
ID is helpful). About a day later, there is a
message on my answering machine suggesting I
should get professional help. I don't take
advice like that from pushy, clueless idiots
who don't take a hint.
If you've got a puter modem with Caller ID: http://www.phonetray.com/
I use this. It happens to work for me...but apparently not everyone:
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