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Receiving telemarketing calls from fake Caller ID numbers?

September 25, 2012

Don’t put up with telemarketing calls from spoofed phone numbers. When you get one of those calls and the number is blocked, fake or simply missing the telemarketer is actually breaking US law. They are required by the FCC to give accurate Caller ID information so that their calls can be blocked or returned as desired by the recipient of the unwanted call.

Tons of telemarketers don’t follow the law. They will also ignore “Do Not Call” lists. If this happens to you read this page and file a complaint with the FCC!

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2 Responses to “Receiving telemarketing calls from fake Caller ID numbers?”

  1. The Ceej on February 23rd, 2013 7:03 pm

    DO NOT register with the Do Not Call Registry. DO NOT file complaints with them. That is one of the ways these telemarketers get your number. It’s how they got my cell phone numbers. The Do Not Call Registry is a SCAM!!

    But, if you know how to get to the bottom of these telemarketing calls from fake numbers, I’m at a loss. So far, I’ve been trying to trick them into giving me their real number but they hang up. Asking them nicely to stop calling doesn’t work. Threatening them (with legal threats OR death threats) doesn’t work. Reminding them how evil they are and that hitmen and kiddy porn salesmen are also just doing their job doesn’t work. Filing DNC registry complaints makes things WORSE. I’m at my wit’s end here. I don’t know what else to do but prank them when they call, but I doubt that’ll work. Might be fun, at least.

  2. Chris O'Connor on February 24th, 2013 8:57 pm

    I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy III and located an app called MrNumber. Here is a link to the app. It might work on other phones. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mrnumber.blocker&hl=en

    This app is awesome. When I get a telemarketing call I can quickly block them from ever calling again. In fact the app is smart enough to recognize “probable spam” calls and you can set your phone to block them automatically. The bchoice bis for your cell phone to pick up and hang up on them OR have the call go directly to voice mail. I always have it set to hang up as I don’t want to listen to their sales pitches on my voice mail or listen to them hang up once they realize they have been sent to voice mail.

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