....I hope it works. Those calls are such a nuisance.
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.
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
Hopefully you don't get a call, reporting a bank robbery.. lol
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.
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.
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.
I tried that too....but that didn't stop them.... See my comments above to DD. lol
What a great idea! Ha!
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:
funny could you use those counterfeits to buy what these people are selling?
No, they're made out to me.
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.