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.