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Old 04-03-07, 12:34 PM
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So....(555) 555-5555 Just Called My Cell Phone

I just got this call a few minutes ago, and normally I don't pick up numbers on my cell that I don't recognize, but this number was so weird, I had to. (It reminded me of a number they use in the movies.) Anyway, it was some girl calling from APC surge protectors asking me to take a survey. I told her I was busy now, and blah blah, told her to call back after four, like I'd actually pick up again. (Don't know why I'm so nice to these people.)

Anyway, I realized after that I'm on the National Do Not Call List. So first question is, can they get into trouble for calling someone on that list, and second, what the hell kind of number is that? Is it like a fake number or something they use to get around the NDNC list?
Old 04-03-07, 12:36 PM
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If the New York Times calls you, it will show up as (555) 555-5555. It's a masking technology.

And yes, I'm pretty sure they can get in trouble for it, assuming you've never done business with them.
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I think you may have a magic ticket like in Last Action Hero.
Old 04-03-07, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by benh911
Anyway, I realized after that I'm on the National Do Not Call List. So first question is, can they get into trouble for calling someone on that list, and second, what the hell kind of number is that? Is it like a fake number or something they use to get around the NDNC list?
Do you own a APC surge protector? If so did you fill out the warranty card with your phone number?.. If so then they can call you...
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But if you get a call from (666) 666-6666, even I would make a point of not answering.
Old 04-03-07, 12:48 PM
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I've gotten calls from 000-0000 before...never picked up. I figured it was either God or Satan. Either way, I don't want to take that call.
Old 04-03-07, 12:49 PM
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the Do Not Call registry doesn't matter for cell phones. FCC regulations prevent unsolicited calls from telemarketers to any cell phone number.
Old 04-03-07, 12:53 PM
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Just checked, and I do own an APC Surge Protector, though I don't remember if I filled out the warranty.

Lunatikk:
But say I did put down my cell number for whatever reason if I did fill out the warranty, do they then have the write to call me? Or does the FCC still override it?
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I actually got a call from God once. He couldn't stay on long, apparently it's long distance to Salt Lake City.
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Originally Posted by benh911
Just checked, and I do own an APC Surge Protector, though I don't remember if I filled out the warranty.

Lunatikk:
But say I did put down my cell number for whatever reason if I did fill out the warranty, do they then have the write to call me? Or does the FCC still override it?
It would depend on if it was actually a telemarketer trying to sell you a product or services, or if it was the company following up on a previously purchased product. If you filled out a warranty, you would have an established relationship with the company, and they can contact you unless you specifically ask them not to call again. If it is a telemarketer, then they are forbidden.
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I've gotten calls from odd numbers before and also wondered what the heck was up with it. I've gotten calls from 012-345-6789 and the all zeros one before. I've also seen calls on my caller ID for things that can't even be valid number, such as (this isn't the number, but something like it) 9-0143.

So what's the point of "masking" their number? I still won't pick it up!
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Here's a tip: If you get a call from 976-EVIL, don't answer.
Old 04-03-07, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by benh911
Just checked, and I do own an APC Surge Protector, though I don't remember if I filled out the warranty.

Lunatikk:
But say I did put down my cell number for whatever reason if I did fill out the warranty, do they then have the write to call me? Or does the FCC still override it?

The company and their affiliates have a right to call you...
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
Here's a tip: If you get a call from 976-EVIL, don't answer.
But if 867-5309 calls, well...you know who's got your number.
Old 04-03-07, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Draven
But if 867-5309 calls, well...you know who's got your number.


She ought to. I've been trying to get hold of that bitch for 25 years.

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Old 04-03-07, 02:23 PM
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I got a call from my own number the other day. or at least thats what it showed up as. Yah it was a telemarketer.
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Originally Posted by Draven
But if 867-5309 calls, well...you know who's got your number.
Damn you, Tommy Tutone!
Old 04-03-07, 06:10 PM
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I'm pretty sure they are not supposed to spoof their number though.
Originally Posted by ANDREMIKE
The company and their affiliates have a right to call you...
Old 04-03-07, 08:40 PM
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So....(555) 555-5555 Just Called My Cell Phone
Next time they call, tell them that you don't accept calls from television characters, and hang up.
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I get masked calls all the time. For some reason, law enforcement agencies don't want you to know who is calling. DEA and Secret Service are two of the bigger agencies that do it regularly.
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I get the 000-000-0000 all the time...

I got an email once with my address as the sender and addressee, said "Hey there. How am I doing?"

And no, I didn't send it.
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Originally Posted by OldDude
But if you get a call from (666) 666-6666, even I would make a point of not answering.
666-6666 is the number of the daughter of the beast.
Old 04-04-07, 09:26 AM
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I hate the f'ing blockbuster number....i've memorized teh speil.....I guess I should try and return my movies remotely on time.

-p
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Originally Posted by Dashed
I got a call from my own number the other day. or at least thats what it showed up as. Yah it was a telemarketer.

How the hell did they do that? It just happened to me yesterday. It's like a trick to get you to answer just because your curious as to how come your own number is being displayed.
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I once got a call from 987-654-3210. It said that I should hold for the next available representative. I didn't. If you're going to telemarket call me, at least have someone on the line when I pick up!

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