We all receive unwanted fake phone calls. Today I did something about it. Yesterday I received a total of four calls, none of which I answered. Today I received three calls, I answered all of them with the following: -- Good afternoon, you have reached the Illinois State Police Department. For security reasons this call is being recorded....how may I direct your call, Sir? lol lol On all three calls, they hung up ASAP. lol How do you handle unwanted calls? Care to comment? lol

....I hope it works. Those calls are such a nuisance.

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I've handled the persistent ones in various ways. Sometimes I actually answer, and pretend like I think they are Microsoft, for instance, at first. I have told a persistent caller that I have the number written down, and will report it if they call again. That works sometimes.

Mostly when I'm here, I just let it ring or answer and hang up.

@Piper2 I've handled the persistent ones in various ways. Sometimes I actually answer, and pretend like I think they are...

I've tried various things, I told one guy that said he was from Microsoft that I didn't have a computer....he never called again. I yelled at one guy and told him I was calling the police, he never called again, but tonight I've had two more calls since I wrote this post.

@StarzAbove I've tried various things, I told one guy that said he was from Microsoft that I didn't have a computer....he never...

Sometimes what I've tried works. Often though..it does not prevent future calls. Just recently, four calls came in from my own phone number. :)

Nice going! I simply don't answer calls from unknown numbers anymore.

@JanHaskell Nice going! I simply don't answer calls from unknown numbers anymore.

I tried that too....but that didn't stop them.... See my comments above to DD. lol

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Thanks, since I wrote this post I had two more calls this evening. One just hung up, the other quickly apologized said she had the wrong number....and hung up ASAP. lol

I think the word Police scares the living daylights out of them. lol

If any of them calls my bluff, I'll put them on hold and play some music for them. lol

Funny. I got z0ro calls today myself. Wonder if they were all out about the judge yesterday.

I usually have fun with them and waste as much of their time as possible...I also have a collection of counterfeit money orders from people that tried to scam me.

Check this out:

https://www.419eater.com/

https://www.419eater.com/html/trophy_room.htm

I used to block them but I started figuring out, it wasn't helping much.

Either I let it ring and make them wait for nothing or end the call if I don't want to hear it.

@DandyDon I used to block them but I started figuring out, it wasn't helping much. Either I let it ring and make them wait...

I've done that too. Since I made this post, I have had two more calls. And repeated what I said above. One person apologized, said she had the wrong number, and quickly hung up. lol

my phone system has a way to block robo calls that cuts out a bunch of garbage. If i get a real person on the line i just say no thank you - take me off your lists then hang up.

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