Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Phone Number Blocking Whack-A-Mole Game

One of my telemarketer opponents is being amazingly persistent.

01. 425-260-2220. Blocked!
02. 425-260-1188. Blocked!
03. 425-260-9271. Blocked!
04. 425-260-9080. Blocked!
05. 425-260-3654. Blocked!
06. 425-260-1694. Blocked!
07. 425-260-3163. Blocked!
08. 425-260-5149. Blocked!
09. 425-260-9714. Blocked!
10. 425-260-1492. Blocked!
11. 425-260-1873. Blocked!
12. 425-260-6142. Blocked!
13. 425-260-1252. Blocked!
14. 425-260-5358. Blocked!

You are a worthy adversary, my friend. Time is not on your side though. You can only leave 9,986 more useless 15-second voicemails on my mobile phone! I shall prevail!

I have never given my mobile phone number out to anyone other than friends and family. I have not placed it on the useless Do-Not-Call list, nor should I have to.

Wireless Phones and the National Do-Not-Call List

For example, it is unlawful for any person to make any call (other than a call made for emergency purposes or made with express prior consent) using any automatic telephone dialing system or any artificial or prerecorded voice message to wireless numbers. This law applies regardless of whether the number is listed on the national Do-Not-Call list.

Is it any wonder Congress has such a low approval rating? Just wait until we run out of phone numbers because the criminal telemarketers have gobbled them all up.

Forehead. Desk. Whack. Whack. Whack.

1 comment:

Stagflationary Mark said...

After doing some research, all hope is lost.

They are both spoofing the numbers to appear local to me and randomizing them.

Total scam and no way to block them without actually blocking all 10,000 numbers.

Fraud and corruption will be our undoing. Saw it where I worked. Saw it during the housing bubble. See it growing every day on my phone. Sigh.