$!@#*& Do Not Disturb!!!

Discussion in 'Technical Corner' started by azure, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. wayne

    wayne Cleared for Takeoff

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    You'd still get them as they'd exempt themselves. :mad:

    We got rid of our landline as is was all robocalls (messages or autodial for the salesweenie to then talk to you). At election time the volume went up, WAY UP and 95% were for some politician looking to get elected/re-elected. :mad::mad::mad:
     
  2. Crashnburn

    Crashnburn Line Up and Wait

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    Beat me to it. Hadn't thought PA was a Nanny state, though.
     
  3. Kenny Phillips

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    There hasn't been a landline in our house for more than six years. Since my phone is used for business as well as personal, I can't ignore calls either.
     
  4. Kenny Phillips

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    They don't have "data"; they are running down every number with their robots, regardless of whether you are on the Do Not Call list.
     
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    The vermin that run those overseas boiler rooms would not likely care about such a law if it were passed ... :mad:
     
  6. Kenny Phillips

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    Then we could filter out all calls with overseas origin. Especially from India.
     
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    With all my internet trouble, last night I Googled for internet service providers trying to find out what my options are. This morning, I got a robocall trying to sell me a new internet service in my area. A coincidence? I think not. I REALLY need to get VPN or proxy server or just start doing all my Googling on the Dark Web. This tracking stuff is getting far too creepy.
     
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    They already are exempt from the federal DNC List.

    A new problem -
    Due to Federal regulations on health care, a letter from University of Colorado Health was recently sent to many, many people informing them a local ER north of Denver would be closing and turned into a specialty clinic. Letter went out. Many people "proof-read it". Allegedly. It has my cell number on it (2 digits transposed).

    Add to this the mailing list was incorrectly generated, and people in Arizona and New Mexico (who have never been in CO) as well as those in Colorado who have never visited a UC facility got the letters. At last count, I have more than 80 voicemails to my cell. I've changed the welcome message to inform people they got the wrong number, but the calls keep coming. For the first 2 days, I was furious, but by now, it's just really funny. I'll use it as a case study in both my database and project management classes.

    I had a very long chat with the director of Marketing (the originators of the letter) today. The IT person who created the list left the organization (prior to this debacle) and they are in panic mode trying to figure out how to fix it. I can turn off the phone, but the many, many people who got this letter, are baffled. And most will not try an alternative communications channel to contact the organization.
     
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    Doesn't work. Most are in Pakistan, and are using VOIP lines thru Dallas or Atlanta - those are the two I've tracked down.