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    Is there any way to actually "force" them to stop calling ? I have been on the do not call list for years. Had some stupid bitch chewing me out this morning and I was being polite. Pretty sure it's the same company that keeps calling, One time they are selling construction/safety items and the next time it's farm chemicals. I think Farm store or Farm supply is the name of the place that called today. Total BS.

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    Me too, and I wish...

    They call at 10PM on a sunday night! How is that even legal?

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    Are they calling on your land line? I haven't had a land line for years but somehow these vultures get cell #'s,so if you have a smart phone down load the free app called "hiya" hiya screen incoming calls and if they have been tagged spam by someone,fraud survey or telemsrketer ect their call is blocked within a couple rings,if one gets thru you tagged it spam and you'll never have them bother you again.

    Slick deal.

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    The issue here is that when you go to a business, let's say Runnings, Tractor Supply, Lowes, or Mac's Hardware...to name just a few. They all ask you for your phone number and/or zipcode. I am not saying every company then turns around and passes your phone number on to "partners", but enough of them do. And once you have a "business relationship" with a company, it is now legal for them to call you and offer you a deal on something you have no interest in.

    I rarely give out my phone number (yes, I still have a land-line and will for another 3-4 years), much less my cellphone number. But if you do it JUST ONCE, you are now on somebody's marketing list. I don't believe them for a second that they don't give my number out to some other company. It's usually right in their fine print that they can share your info with their "partners".

    Employees at the local farm supply store look at me funny when I get snippy about they don't need my damn phone number to buy a bag of chicken scratch. Speaking of which, I was surprised yesterday to see one of the Dan's grocery stores in Bismarck was clearing out a couple bags of chicken food. Hell, I didn't even know they carried the stuff.

    I ran into this a few years ago when I was shopping for a vehicle over at Bill Barf in Mandan. I ended up not buying a vehicle from them that day, but because we had gotten far enough along in the negotiations to where they ran my credit report, they now had my phone number. I spent the next 7-9 months answering random calls from them. "Hey, do you wanna come in and take a look at ______ we just got on the lot?" Umm, how much you want for it? "I don't know." How many miles are on it? "I don't know." WTF???? After a few months we had already bought something else from somewhere else and even after letting them know I was no longer in the market for a new car the calls didn't stop. I finally told them I was tired of getting random calls and to stop calling me. After another few months I started to get pretty annoyed with it all and demanded they stop calling me. And I quote, "the do not call list doesn't apply here because we have a business relationship". Really, you ran my credit report and we have a relationship? That's how low the standard is for circumventing the Do Not Call registry. Nonetheless, it took the threat of filing a complaint with the State for even them to stop calling me.

    Sheesh, that was 11 years ago and it still gets under my skin.

    I tend to be pretty willing to answer questions on survey calls, etc. But I HATE telemarketing!

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    Our own game and fish sells our contact info...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMike View Post
    Our own game and fish sells our contact info...

    I don't know if "sell" is the correct word, but yes...they certainly do have to give it up if requested. And they may be allowed to charge for the time spent compiling it. Last thing I would want is for our State employees to be working on tasks on the taxpayer dime for the benefit of a for-profit, or even non-profit, entity.

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    Both cell and landline. If I don't recognize an area code on my cell I usually don't answer, If it's important they will leave a message. Had a message a couple weeks ago someone with a threatening tone to his voice yelling me if I don't get back to him soon I will miss out on this loan or what ever it was he was trying to promote. Good point Allen about giving out your number , Harbor Freight is the only store I recall that asked for my Phone # and I gave It too them since I am on their mailing list. Worse than that I never remember what number I gave them last so I know I have given them both numbers. The rest ask me for zip code. The lady this morning was on landline , Kinda makes you wonder about their well being when they start screaming into the phone like that.

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    Seems to have gotten worse again since they figured out a way to get 701 area code access.

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    I wonder if they put you on a "do pester" list ? A few years ago I was working outside year around and had to answer all my calls and this one guy kept calling for about a year and wouldn't quit even after I threatened him. He always tried to sound like a long lost friend Well I was bored one day sitting in the car waiting for my wife who shopping and guess who called , I had all day. Within a few min I had taken him up on every special he had plus I jawed him way down on a couple big items then when I was done shopping and he asked for CC information I calmly suggested that we have a talk about what it feels like to be busy at work trying to make a living and some prick keeps trying to tie you up on the phone and waste your time. Man did he come unglued, He called back twice within a few minutes just screaming. Not painting all telemarketers/sales people with a broad brush , I don't mind having to say NO once and politely ask to make sure I am on the do not call list but constant pestering gets old.

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    They have been showing up as local numbers on both my landline and cellphone now for about a year now.

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    Davey,

    I like how you roll!

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    It always comes from one angle or another. Craigslist is the worst. Anytime I listed on there I always get the "spam text messages"..... I've got stories for days with them but if you egg them on and politely screw with them they eventually stop.

    I didn't get many telemarketers calling until I recently started my home inspection business. Now I get phone calls from a Fargo phone number and in the voicemail I have to call some random area code..... kind of frustrating. Most are third party marketers that are trying to get me to pay for them to get me more business.

    Now for the few telemarketing phone calls my wife or I do get, @Davey Crockett, I make sure to give them the business before they can get mad at me and yell at me. Then I end it by telling them I'll be reporting their number to the FBI for fraud..... that seems to do the trick.

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    If your # is tied to a business they can call all they want. If you ask them to quite calling and they continue report them to the fcc. Daveys approach usually works best though. I found asking there favorite gay porn site usually gets them to back off.

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    The question I have is how to handle the now once a week calls I get that lists the state and number on my cell. If it's out of state, I don't answer 98% of the time. But if it's in-state, I will usually answer even if I don't recognize the number.

    And then there's nobody there. The pattern is the same, but the number and state seems to be on a rotating basis. MA, CT, ND, MN, SC, etc, etc. Those really irk me. Especially when I've set my phone down at my desk and I hear it ringing while I'm somewhere else in the office. Hurry to get back and only to have there either be nobody there. Grrrr....

    I can block the numbers, but they seem to have a never ending supply of BS numbers.

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    I just started getting calls about student loan forgiveness. I have never had a student loan. I usually ignore stuff like this but lately after the dozen calls I have started throwing some spicy language down with the poor souls looking to make a $$ or two on getting me forgiveness of my non-debt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowdie View Post
    They have been showing up as local numbers on both my landline and cellphone now for about a year now.
    This is what pisses me off. I have started telling them I am my brother and I just got back from my funeral.............karma might get me but I rarely get repeat calls when I do this.

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    G, Do you get Ag. chemical calls ? I remember showing interest in some generic glyphosate many years ago (pre-computer days for me) This was a magazine with a checklist at the back and I checked the box more information by mail. This is the only contact I have had with a Non local Ag. company, Not sure if it's the same outfit but they don't understand the word NO.

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    I keep getting calls for vacations to Disney, or for car warranties, the numbers are the same local as my cell number so I answer them, I finally got to speak to a human and told them to remove me from their calling list, got one more call and I informed them that the next call would be reported to the state attorney generals office as I had asked them to remove me. so far a couple of weeks and no more calls.

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    Allan, not sure what phone you have but my S8 tells me when a call is potential spam or a robo call. Helps weed out quite a bit.

    Now thinking about it, I might pay extra for the Verizon caller I'D.

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    I keep getting a call from the "dealer service center" about my 09 ford f150.... funny thing is I've never owned and f150... I've Googled the name dealer service center and it says it is located in belfield... if they call me again I may end up making a road trip to belfield...

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    Just answer in your best little kid voice and have some fun, That's what I do. Just ask them a million questions like little kids do and see how long they stay on the line.

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