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"National Pharmacy" sales calls
Insane salescalls | 12/10/19 | self

Posted on 12/10/2019 12:39:38 PM PST by pabianice

I am getting multiple daily phone calls from a "pharmacy" boiler room. Each from a different state. All states. All area codes. I hang up and block that number. Doesn't matter. I get the same from each state. Several dozen a week. Month after month. The background as always the boiler room with many voices in other cubicles. I block each number but they call on another number. I am on the "do not call" list. Makes no difference. They call every day, from another number.

How can I get them to leave me alone??


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1 posted on 12/10/2019 12:39:38 PM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Change your number.


2 posted on 12/10/2019 12:40:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: pabianice

When you get an answer let me know.


3 posted on 12/10/2019 12:40:56 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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I don’t answer the phone unless I know who is calling.


4 posted on 12/10/2019 12:41:29 PM PST by Blennos
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Set ring tones for people you want to hear from. Set ring silence for any other number.

My phone makes noise only when my wife calls. Other calls go unnoticed.


5 posted on 12/10/2019 12:42:56 PM PST by coaster123 (Distrust everyone under sixty.)
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To: pabianice

I’m getting the same type of calls as well. I just let the answering machine pick up. If its important they’ll leave a message.


6 posted on 12/10/2019 12:43:07 PM PST by SubVet72
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To: pabianice

Give them Schiff’s phone number and ask for them to call you back on it.

It won’t probably won’t reduce the number of calls you get, but it will make them more fun.


7 posted on 12/10/2019 12:43:28 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: pabianice

Start trying to sell them something and ask for credit card numbers and socials and stuff like that. Don’t let up.

Or just pick up the phone and start laughing, and don’t stop. Or get a long tape of audience canned laughter and just let it play.


8 posted on 12/10/2019 12:44:13 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: pabianice

There’s a setting in iPhones to only let calls through that are in your contact list. That’s how I deal with it.


9 posted on 12/10/2019 12:44:57 PM PST by glock rocks (I identify as a rottweiler)
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Download YouMail app. It’s free and the best scam-call-blocker out there. The app draws from a database of 750k known scam/robocall numbers and growing. Often my phone doesn’t even ring, YouMail just blocks them and sends them to oblivion, as far as having repeat calls.


10 posted on 12/10/2019 12:47:48 PM PST by PeteePie (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people - Proverbs 14:34)
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To: glock rocks
There’s a setting in iPhones to only let calls through that are in your contact list.

Apple hit a home run with this feature.

11 posted on 12/10/2019 12:49:18 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: pabianice

Waste as much of THEIR time as you can. Have some fun. String them along until they want a credit card number then put the phone down and walk away. I haven’t been getting many of those type calls lately.


12 posted on 12/10/2019 12:49:34 PM PST by utax
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To: pabianice

make sure your number is on the national DO Not Call list.
and then
block each incoming number of offensive calls
and then
do not answer any more calls from numbers you don’t recognize

best i can do now, tho we have a friend who enjoys answering and giving the solicitors all kinds of crazy responses. personally, they are probably just people trying to earn $9 an hour to scrape by, so I don’t mess with them. I just ignore incoming calls from unrecognized numbers and don’t let it bother me or consume any of my time.


13 posted on 12/10/2019 12:49:49 PM PST by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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My response to these boiler room calls is to throw a fake tantrum, or feign Alzheimer’s, or express horror and despair that oh no, my life is OVER! Whatever shall I do! Why me, oh Lord, what did I do to deserve this fate! Please mister, please get me help!

Stay on the line as long as they don’t hang up and keep going off deeper and deeper.

The boiler room folks will put a “Do NOT Call” restriction on from their end.


14 posted on 12/10/2019 12:50:13 PM PST by alloysteel (Nowhere in the Universe is there escape from the consequences of the crime of stupidity.)
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Short of changing your number, try this-
Answer no calls that omit their name. If all you see is a number plus a state’s name, or USA, they are probably not legit. I am reasonably certain that if the caller is a legitimate business or govt agency, their name should show up. If it doesn’t, they are likely blocking it.


15 posted on 12/10/2019 12:51:17 PM PST by matthew fuller (America's Dark Age-2009-2016.)
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Quit answering the phone. They know if you answer whether or not you say anything that it’s a working number.


16 posted on 12/10/2019 12:52:31 PM PST by DouglasKC
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Quit answering the phone. They know if you answer whether or not you say anything that it’s a working number

This! Same with clicking any link, including “unsubscribe”, in spam email
if you respond it confirms a live recipient
17 posted on 12/10/2019 12:55:04 PM PST by Spruce
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With my old comcast system, I could ‘call forward” numbers.

So when the same bad actor called twice, I set up my system to forward that number to the county AG phone scam, phone #.

So they would hear, “***** county phone fraud department, may I help you?


18 posted on 12/10/2019 12:57:20 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Lincoln: "The Founders did not make America racist or slaver. They inherited it, that way!")
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There is no way. Changing your number will not help. They send a fraudulent number to be displayed in caller-id. Caller-id and the “do not call” list are now 100% useless. I got 2 calls that pretended to be from me, and several others that appeared to be legitimate businesses.

We can make it illegal to transmit a caller-id number that is not the number you are calling from, except with business with multiple lines, doctors calling from private numbers, and other instances where it makes sense to do so. And it would be impossible to police, plus the legislation would not be able to stop calls from outside of the USA.

Let’s try public execution for a year or so, and see if that cuts down on the calls.


19 posted on 12/10/2019 12:58:44 PM PST by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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I don’t answer the phone unless I know the name or number of the caller. We have caller ID.


20 posted on 12/10/2019 1:00:05 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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