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G23Gen4TX
10-08-2012, 10:04
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?

Drain You
10-08-2012, 10:05
It is a fat chick butt dialing you.

Sporaticus
10-08-2012, 10:18
google the number. chances are there is already commentary about it.

G23Gen4TX
10-08-2012, 10:25
Goggle brought up nada. And I'm done with fat chicks.

Viper16
10-08-2012, 10:32
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.

G23Gen4TX
10-08-2012, 10:50
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.

G23Gen4TX
10-08-2012, 11:08
4 times today already. Friggin annoying.

byf43
10-08-2012, 11:46
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 $$$!!!

Never Nervous
10-08-2012, 17:57
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

GlocknSpiehl
10-08-2012, 18:08
"They" are tracking you. Wrap your head and your cell phone in foil, immediately!

CitizenOfDreams
10-08-2012, 21:18
And I'm done with fat chicks.

Butt are they done with you?

LSUAdman
10-09-2012, 09:22
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.

crzn01
10-09-2012, 09:48
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.............

wjv
10-09-2012, 09:52
It's Wo Fat. . he wants to know where you stashed the microfilm. . .