Telemarketers Complaint - How Can I Stop Computerized Telemarketers?

Review by F. on 2009-04-29
I have been on the "Do Not Call" list since it started. In the last few months I have been inundated by computerized telemarketers, and don't know how to stop them.

One often calls, gets our answering machine, and says to press any number on the phone to hear the message. We aren't even home to hear the call.

Others call about our car warranty. It's fine, thank you.

The one today was supposedly from my credit card company and said they know how I can get my interest rate lowered. I don't care if the interest rate is 50%. I pay my bill in full each month.

How can I get these calls to stop?
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-04-29
Posted by BEJ on 2009-04-29:
Me too! My cell and land lines are registered for the Do Not Call system. Still get them. It is frustrating to no end. As with you--get calls about my car warranty and usually cleaning services. Would love to be able to stop them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-29:
Have you checked to see that you are still registered on the DNC list? Initially, a person had to re-register every year but now you can register for life.
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-04-29:
Forget being protected by the DNC list. You won't catch these guys by reporting whatever number they served you on your caller ID.
You want to get them? Pretend you are interested in what they are selling. Get it to the point the seller gets relaxed into believing he has a prospect. Get the companies name, state location and callback number under the guise that you are tied up and will call back to discuss it further.
Then you have some real information, report them to the FTC as a DNC violator.
Posted by F. on 2009-04-29:
Most of these calls are computerized. There is no person at the other end. I usually slam down the receiver when they call, but what good does that do? No one hears it. Though maybe I should listen til the end, and see if there is a number to call.
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-04-29:
A predictive dialer is broadcasting the message when it calls you. You need to hear it out and press the option that connects you if you are "interested". That's when it relays the call to whoever is the designated recipient.
Posted by Nohandle on 2009-04-29:
These types of calls have stopped here the past several months for whatever reason. I grew so weary of the one informing me the warranty on my car was about to expire that I pressed the option to speak to a rep. Upon answering his first question was "what model and make car do you drive" and when I told him he should know since he placed the call he immediately disconnected. For some reason I think these calls and the one about your CC are zoning in on particular regions for a bit, stop and start in another.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-29:
Hey, I too get the same 'the warranty on your car might be about to expire' every single day on my mobile phone. Annoying to say the least.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-29:
I get it daily too crabman..Its funny that they say its the final notice to renew your policy,yet they call every flippin day.
Posted by Nohandle on 2009-04-29:
Ask around in your area. I'd be willing to bet almost everyone you talk to will have received the same call. They will go on for 4-6 weeks and stop as quickly as they started. Perhaps it takes that long for them to be caught.

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