I called back the number (03) 7019 0469 but the phone just kept ringing It's a sad state of affairs, but I now just refuse to answer any calls, mobile or landline if I either don't know the number or the number is not shown. The only good thing to come out of all this is, my first port of call when these calls come in is here to see if there's any discussion or comments on the number - invariably there is, a big thanks to all who place comments on here. I didn't recognise number so I wont answer it. So far hasn't left a message therefore likely it is nobody I want to speak to. Will block number after a further period of time. Caller: Solar Panel Sales people
Blocked them on landline and mobile. They still ring 4-5 times daily on each number. This must be a huge waste of their time.
Have more blocked number in my phone than I do numbers in my address book on the phone - Another one just added after 3 call in last 30 minutes and No message left Caller: (03) 7019 0469
It is very bad that we have to continually deal with these annoying phone calls. I get about 3 telemarketing/scam calls a day from various numbers. Always check the number online, and invariably there are complaints about them. I now don't answer my phone if I don't recognize the number. If it is important or genuine, people will usually leave a message.
Has called 3 times in 30 minutes- no message left Still call I BLOCK PLEASE BLOCK Selling solar panels. Caller: My cousin
Got the airhorn app to blast so when my pesky call centre cousins call, I can give them the gift of deafness.
The trouble with blocking numbers on the mobile is that it goes directly to voicemail, so you have to listen to the voicemail (silence) to find out it was "one of those". I keep blocking them too, but it may be easier, just to not answer it when it rings, I now only get these on my mobile. I have Call Guardian on my landline, which won't put a call through to me, unless the person says who they are (or they are on my white list). As spammers won't do that, they just hang up, so my phone doesn't even ring. I LOVE my Call Guardian! I have told so many people about it, Telstra should pay me a commission :-)
I do wish someone would invent an app that works the same way! Like you, I no longer answer the phone, if I don't know who it is. I figure if it is genuine, they will leave a message
Caller: Solar Panel Salesman
Selling solar panels - reading off script, couldn't answer any questions. Blocked number from my phone.
Same as above At my wits’ end with these telemarketers - so now I’m fighting fire with fire. Every time they phone to offer a “free solar panel assessment”, I give them the address of a prison, a brothel, or a far flung tourist destination in a hard-to-reach location. When they turn up and realise they’ve been duped, I get a flurry of calls - until I block that number, too. I’ve tried to be polite. I’ve reminded these call centre, many times, they’re in breach of the Do Not Call register. I’ve firmly asked them to remove my details from their database. Still, the calls keep coming. Two can play at this game! If they keep wasting my time, I will keep waisting theirs. Caller: Solar scammers
Told them I am on do not call register and will report, they hung up.
Called back again & again so I've blocked the number.
i answered call no one on the other end I have had 3 calls from this number in the past 3 days - first time I didn't answer - no message was left. Second call I answered - told me I could save 80% on electricity bills with no outlay, and using solar panels - I told him I didn't believe him, that I was an engineer working in the electricity industry, that I wasn't interested, and not to call me again. Third call today - before he could spin his story, I told him that he was going to offer me 80% discount on electricity costs, with no outlay by me - he confirmed! When I told him that I'd rejected this offer from one of his cousins yesterday and firmly stated that I was not to be called again, he just kept going. He finally hung up when I kept talking over the top of him. Next time, I'm going to sound interested and string him out for as long as possible, max time wasting for him. The problem is how did he know my name? This number calls me five to six times a day. In the beginning I answered it thinking it could be one of my elderly relations as they call on my home phone not my mobile, unfortunately there was no one on the line they would hang up or it would be silent on the other end. This is very unsettling for me as I don't know who these people are and what they want with me. How do I stop this sort of thing going on? It has been six months since the first call and I ignore it now but still have to rush to look at the number to make sure it is not someone I know. Caller: Telemarketer..
Delayed answer, so they did not hear answer machine. Call centre sounds in background, sth asian voice. Now on phone blocked numbers.
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