Cell phones and telemarketers

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Real Estate Assistant with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

graphicGood morning everyone-In the last few days I have been getting out of state phone calls on my cell and when I pick it up they won't say anything. That irritates me no end because even after 2 yrs Mom will still get telemarketers calls on her home phone which is a landline. Since I am the one that answers the phone 99% of the time

I am NOT very cordial to these folks as they aren't getting the message. It makes me angry because they target older folks BIG TIME and before I moved in Mom would give them her bank info or credit card info over the phone. HOW MANY times do YOU have to tell people YOU are on a DO NOT CALL list before they get the message, Many of these calls to Mom are from charities wanting money.

I would think they would have to follow the same rules as others. Also a credit card company keeps calling when Mom doesn't have a credit card anymore. I told them that and there were going to tell the supervisors that so there wouldn't be anymore but obviously that didn't happen.

Yesterday after about the 4th or 5th call to my cell phone I googled the number of the do not call registry number and I found this:

REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month. REMINDER... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222 . It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number. HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON. It takes about 20 seconds!


Now since this said it was on Facebook in Dec 2011. I am not sure when Cell phones went public. Maybe it has taken 5 months to start getting calls for me. I am not sure but I am passing it along to you if you are getting them and haven't registered with the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

Now while this song is directed towards relationships but the TITLE fits the message for telemarketers.

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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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He hee Sharon, I know this is frustrating...get rid of the land line so that you only have to deal with it on your cells LOL...

May 02, 2012 07:14 AM
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Sharon,

Good tip about registring on the do not call list...we have and continue to do so...A

May 02, 2012 10:02 AM
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Scott-I was hoping it wouldn't happen at all. I hate people calling trying to sell me something.

Chuck-I think ALL telemarketers are scams.

Rene-You are most welcome.

Lorrie-That is a great idea. Thanks

Raymond you are welcome and you have a great day too.

Lisa-Thank you for that article. I will take a look at it.

Thank you Fernando. Good idea

Gary-I am not picking them up now that I know what they are. Glad you liked the song.

Kristin-I need the landline as it is Mom's number and I need it for my computers.

Alexandra-That is very wise.

 

May 02, 2012 03:03 PM
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Lou Ludwig
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Sharon

Thanks for sharing your thoughts of telemarketers calling on our cell phones, we have put our numbers on the do not call list.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 02, 2012 04:12 PM
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Lou-We sure do and I did this morning.

May 02, 2012 05:40 PM
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