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Old 08-27-2017, 07:13 PM
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Well I thought this was a good idea but not so much.....

I have been getting telemarketers calling on my mobile phone a LOT. When I would see an
800 number or weird area code I would know it was a SPAM call and I would not answer it. Now the numbers are coming up with local numbers and since I've been looking for a job I pretty much have to answer my phone even if I don't recognize the number.

Ok I got this great idea when I got calls from telemarketers I would say I'm going through bankruptcy so please don't call me any more. I have been doing this for about 2 weeks and I am getting mail from lawyers that specialize in bankruptcy & credit counseling companies!

Today I got a call on my mobile phone from a company called Consumer Credit Services asking if I need help with bills or have I considered filing for bankruptcy? WTF!!!!!

How could my statement to SPAM calls get out to companies that have my mailing address? Even harder to understand is how the hell did they get my email address? Could this all be just a coincidence? Should I be concerned that I may get flagged as someone that is in financial trouble?

I am really wondering how your personal information gets spread so far and wide?? ;?
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Seems like everything you say, do, and think is being monitored and utilized. Search for something on google and then all the ads on any sie you visit reflect that. Facebook, THT, etc. I feel like I can THINK about searching something, and as soon as I start to type it in, it's suggests exactly what I'm looking for... After the first couple of letters!!
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Dark web. You should check it out.
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Simple answer, you answered the phone. Once you do, you are fair game to a gazillion other scumbag telemarketers. Your number now goes to a (he will answer) and that makes you a valuable target to all other marketer's.
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
Well I thought this was a good idea but not so much.....

I have been getting telemarketers calling on my mobile phone a LOT. When I would see an
800 number or weird area code I would know it was a SPAM call and I would not answer it. Now the numbers are coming up with local numbers and since I've been looking for a job I pretty much have to answer my phone even if I don't recognize the number.

Ok I got this great idea when I got calls from telemarketers I would say I'm going through bankruptcy so please don't call me any more. I have been doing this for about 2 weeks and I am getting mail from lawyers that specialize in bankruptcy & credit counseling companies!

Today I got a call on my mobile phone from a company called Consumer Credit Services asking if I need help with bills or have I considered filing for bankruptcy? WTF!!!!!

How could my statement to SPAM calls get out to companies that have my mailing address? Even harder to understand is how the hell did they get my email address? Could this all be just a coincidence? Should I be concerned that I may get flagged as someone that is in financial trouble?

I am really wondering how your personal information gets spread so far and wide?? ;?
THESE telemarketers probably sold your name/info to the bankruptcy/credit counseling folks - SO, you have now QUADRUPLED (or MORE!) the number of telemarketers that will be contacting you!

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Bruce W is right.

The next time a telemarketer calls, tell him/her you are about to start serving a 10 year prison term for securities fraud. That'll stop 'em. Can't sell condos, cruises, etc. to someone in the big house.
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post

I have been getting telemarketers calling on my mobile phone a LOT. When I would see an
800 number or weird area code I would know it was a SPAM call and I would not answer it. Now the numbers are coming up with local numbers and since I've been looking for a job I pretty much have to answer my phone even if I don't recognize the number.;
Mr. Number is your friend.
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1) Never answer the phone if you don't know who is calling. If it's important, they'll leave you a message and you can call them back.

2) If you answer, and it's a spammer, just hang up. Blocking falsified numbers doesn't stop it.

3) Never put info on the web that you don't want public. Never give info like your last name, or the first letter of your last name. Don't link to things like FaceBook. Don't log in to sites using things like FaceBook. Change settings on sites to block except for friends.

4) NEVER give your DOB. Ever. If a site requires it, and it's not legit (i.e. Social Security), then make up a birthdate.

The list goes on.
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 9 View Post
Mr. Number is your friend.
This has helped cut my calls down tremendously. It is not 100% but it sure helps.
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I used to just not answer a number I don't recognize but, lately I've been getting calls with numbers that start with 776 which just happens to also be the first 3 numbers in our department cell phones. I am forced to answer these and 99% of the time, they're SPAM. Why in the hell doesn't the govt. do something useful and stop this shit?
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 9 View Post
Mr. Number is your friend.
As is Hiya, another free app.
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Regardless of who is calling, as long as it is recording type call, dial 9 while they are still talking and it should direct you on how to opt out.
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Originally Posted by yammi250 View Post
As is Hiya, another free app.
Hiya created Mr Number.
Old 08-28-2017, 07:32 AM
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You have no idea how much of your information is shopped around behind your back. Your ISP (phone or home pc) tracks every site you go to (via domain name queries, but they can do it many other ways too). Your IP address is tracked and reported... anytime you buy anything with a credit card from your PC then a company in Iowa gets updated and can also share this info with any of their "affiliated" companies.

What is frustrating is that YOUR personal information is not considered YOUR property unlike how a companies information is protected as "intellectual property". In fact if a company has YOUR personal information, they can treat it as THEIR asset and shop it around to anyone who's willing to pay.
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do you know ? every time you submit your CV or resume when job searching you willingly give a company your personal details to them , IE: name,home address, email phone number, DOB,etc, etc.
some advertised jobs dont even exist , they are put in place / advertized for the sole purpose of data mining , they get say 100 aplicants for a job "that does not exist " thiis information is being sold ,.

good luck trying to stop them now your on the list!

see this thread i started a while back. : http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...-your-say.html
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when job searching "NEVER" send your CV to anyone over the internet without first phoning up to ask for an email address to personally direct it too, "or" take your CV to the company personally and hand it to the HR representative in person ,
companies that are genuinely looking for an employee will not mind you doing this and will look at you as showing initiative , this could put a tick in your box as a suitable candidate .
good luck with your job searching , it hard out there .
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Originally Posted by Bruce W View Post
THESE telemarketers probably sold your name/info to the bankruptcy/credit counseling folks - SO, you have now QUADRUPLED (or MORE!) the number of telemarketers that will be contacting you!

Regards,
Great....just what I DIDN'T want to happen!!

How did a telemarketer that called me ended up contacting me via my home address and my email address? I guess it's all connected. Scary stuff what people get learn about you.
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just what we need - more government intervention.


Originally Posted by DFreedom View Post
I used to just not answer a number I don't recognize but, lately I've been getting calls with numbers that start with 776 which just happens to also be the first 3 numbers in our department cell phones. I am forced to answer these and 99% of the time, they're SPAM. Why in the hell doesn't the govt. do something useful and stop this shit?
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
I am really wondering how your personal information gets spread so far and wide?? ;?
You told me you weren't going to leave me, your long lost son, all your fishing gear because you "Didn't like my attitude".......

Sorry, Dad. I sell your info for $0.35 a pop all over the interwebz.....



Russ, someday I'm going to be in your neck of the woods, and I really want to buy you a beer! I can tell you're a good guy, and you help make THT fun as hell!

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Originally Posted by itchn2go View Post
just what we need - more government intervention.
Well, if it's "government intervention" to protect my PROPERTY RIGHTS, then I'm all for it!!!

YOU should have control over how YOUR information gets used and distributed. They shouldn't be able to trample all over YOUR information no more than they should be allowed to charge to park cars on your front lawn without your permission!!

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