Who would you send it to, their not going to give you an address. Most use
800 numbers that are only one way, you cannot dial them back, or they use
fake numbers. I often get this number on my display 000 000 0000. They are
calling through a Skype or internet connection from overseas. Changing your
phone number won't help, as they are not dialing you specifically, their
computer just keeps trying random or sequential numbers untill someone
answers then it feeds it to a person who gives his spiel to you.
Using this set of tones at the beginning of your outgoing answering
machine message will cause most predictive dialers used by
telemarketers to hang up and mark your number as not in service -
thereby taking you off their list.
Use the tone SIT-IC.WAV at
Normally telephone companies compress the signal so much that even a
loud noise (referee's whistle, e.g.) comes out very softly on the other
end. The answering machine usually screens our calls. On the rare
occasions I pick up first, right after the salesperson says "how are
you" and I say "fine," I just lay the receiver down and walk away for a
minute or two. They give their spiel to the air.
Except there are an essentially infinite number of others in the wings.
Other than reporting the offending company to regulators, there's little
can do other than simply just hang it up that will have any real effect.
On Thu, 01 Nov 2007 06:54:35 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
"PFFFFT!!!! BEEP! BOOP! BEEP! We're sorry, but the call you are making
contains no acceptable content. Please hang up and don't try again.
This is a recording." :-)
Actually there's a few callers I'd like to give such a message to.
Anyone know of an answering machine that uses caller ID to give a
certain message to only selected callers?
Looks like you have a repeat caller problem. The gooding thing to know
is bad data is difficult to strip from a database. So this is what you
You need to make a new fake person. Mr. Doughnut, who lives at a new
fake address. Pick a road in the same zip code (not your road), and
make up a house number which no one has, say 1502 on a road where the
house numbers only go up to 100 say. Now also make up a Social
Security number with the right number of digits. Make sure that this
new person is over 21 years old and has an income of say 30,000 USD.
But give them your real phone number.
They will add you as a new happy subsciber. And take your number off
their call list :) ..... They will probablly check your SSN etc, and
discover that it is not correct. They may phone you back. Just keep
reafirming the details when they do.
They may keep calling, but hopefully less .... and just think of all
the dollars they will spend trying to sort gthe mess out. And it is
difficult to strip the data from their database ... because that data
is very believable ..... you can even pretend to be a very desperate
pewrson etc ... oh the fun and games.
Good luck ....
Warmest regards, Mike.
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