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What is this 800-0 numbe that keeps calling me?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by G23Gen4TX, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. G23Gen4TX

    G23Gen4TX

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    For the last couple o weeks I've been getting calls from this 800-0 number. If I answer it will just hang up on me after a few seconds.

    It's getting annoying. What is this number?
     
  2. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

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    It is a fat chick butt dialing you.
     

  3. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

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    google the number. chances are there is already commentary about it.
     
  4. G23Gen4TX

    G23Gen4TX

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    Goggle brought up nada. And I'm done with fat chicks.
     
  5. Viper16

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    I get at least one or two of those a days...usually ill just turn up the radio and let it play for them, they stay on there for an extra 3-5 seconds as opposed to if I say hello and it instantly disconnects.
     
  6. G23Gen4TX

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    I doubt it's a human calling. Probably some software designed to fish something but it's annoying. Anyways, I totally forgot I can blacklist it.
     
  7. G23Gen4TX

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    4 times today already. Friggin annoying.
     
  8. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    I started getting calls and messages (on my cellphone) from some strange numbers, like that.

    Turns out, I got billed for "Premium Messaging". $19.99 each time!!!!

    Call your cellphone provider and get those numbers blocked!!

    I had 'Premium Messaging' blocked on all lines.


    The nice lady at the cellphone provider, said that anyone can randomly insert a number, if they want ringtones, etc., and have it billed to that 'random' number.
    She reviewed my phone bills for the last 6 months, and credited me a LOT of $$$!!!
     
  9. Never Nervous

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    If I don't recognize the number or there is no caller ID, I don't answer my phone. I have gotten calls from the Utah area code and let it go to voice mail. There is never any message.

    NN
     
  10. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member

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    "They" are tracking you. Wrap your head and your cell phone in foil, immediately!
     
  11. CitizenOfDreams

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    Butt are they done with you?
     
  12. LSUAdman

    LSUAdman Pew Pew

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    Some offshore auto-dialer companies have been fishing lately for active numbers. They keep calling until they get a voice or VM to validate that the line is active; if it isnt they keep calling until it is.

    Apparently there is very little you can do to them - for instance, Comcast will not allow you to block all 800 numbers. You can block individual ones, but only up to a certain number - and these autodialers constantly rotate numbers.

    One thing that I have started to do is answer, then put them directly on hold. Since there is no voice, their software keeps the line open for a few minutes which delays it from calling the next number. It's an incremental thing - you may delay them 5 minutes today, but after a few days you have actually delayed them an hour or two off their schedule.

    Eventually that auto-dialer company will take you off the list since you are causing them to get off schedule. They'll add you back eventually though.

    And this is why my wife and I are removing out land line. UGH.
     
  13. crzn01

    crzn01 G23 Gen 4 (32)

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    I call the number back to see if someone answers and tell them to remove me from their call list. I then go online to the "DO NOT CALL" site and file a complaint. After awhile they may stop calling, if not I keep filing a complaint for eack call.............
     
  14. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    It's Wo Fat. . he wants to know where you stashed the microfilm. . .