Friday, April 25, 2008

Telemarketer Control

We have pest control, why can’t we have telemarketer control. I put my name on the "do not call list". I am still getting at least two per day. Now one caller has a recording. If you do not pick up the phone, it leaves a message for somebody that does not live here. It goes like this. Hello, this is an important call, it is not a telemarketer call. Please have John Doe call at this number. The number is 1-866-202-0021. That number belongs to a collection agency by the name of P Scott Lowery. I looked it up.
I am not going to attempt to collect a debt for P Scott Lowery. Maybe if he offered to pay me to work for him I might consider it, but I doubt it. I called the Telephone Company to see if they could put a block on the number. I was told for and additional $4.97 a month I could have that service added to my phone. I told him that I could see how $4.97 for a one-time charge might be feasible, but not for now until dooms day, just because I want to have one number blocked. This has never happened to me before in my life (I’m 79) and I doubt if it will ever happen again and I should pay the phone company $4.97 a month in case it does. I don’t think he cared much for my opinion so I hung up on him. If I am sitting by the phone when they call and see who it is I just pick up the phone and drop it down again. At least that cuts the connection and I don’t have their stupid message on my machine. When will they give up. This has been going on for a couple weeks.
That is my latest Pet Peeve.


Jimh. said...

I looked up that place that called me and offered me prescription drugs that I did not have and I harrassed them a few times. I figured it was only fair. One time I told them that INS was in the building and to leave ASAP! Another time I used a fake southern accent and pretended to want more of some drug...because my name was Imelda Marcos...I just think its fun and fair to fight phone calls with phone calls...

Anonymous said...

Its actually quite easy to make them stop calling you. By law they have to if you ask them too. Also you think sazying INS is going to scare them? They get threatened every day.
Reading both the article and the comment was a waste of my time. It scares me how dumb people are.