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Land line phone pestering !

Old 01-24-2019, 06:59 AM
Typical Buck
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Default Land line phone pestering !

I still have my land line phone ! Why ,you might say ? Well no one calls me and I don't have money to spend on a cell phone ! I do have a Trac phone that is never turned on except when I am hunting or the wife is on a trip !
Any how. ,My home phone over the last 3 weeks is driving me nuts. I get hang ups and calls from some bank? I now started getting them as late as 10pm !
What can I do ?
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:02 AM
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Get a caller ID phone and only answer from those you know.

another way, have someone like your wife call, let it ring once, hang up and then call you back. That goes for anyone who would normally want to call you.

unfortunately, the cell phone has become the new ground for calling folks. They even spoof the caller ID to being from a local number. I get called for everything from heath insurance, extended warranty for my cars and hotel rentals it's a real PIA these days. So to VM they go

on the flip side, I'm in sales and have to make cold calls all the time. I pride myself in being the best at it. It's got very tough since way back when when I began in sales. Though, my background in telecommunications gives me an advantage over most in getting around the barriers to get a hold of the right person. This morning I just overcame a major one to get someone's direct number lol.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:51 PM
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I still have a land line too but only answer if caller ID says it is a known contact. I used to only answer local calls but now they can spoof the local exchange so if caller ID doesn't say who you are and I recognize the name it doesn't get answered.
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