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Old 02-18-2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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WTF is going on. Lately I've been getting calls from solicitors on my cell phone. Did some company AT&T sell out our numbers or some ****

Anyone else getting this crap?

I got one this morning advertising the release of some ****ing movie the velvitine rabbit or some such crap.

****ers
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:07 AM   #2
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it's been happening to me for awhile
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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Yah i get **** every week about dead babies in spanish, and my car insurance warranty being expired. My girlfriend told me about it a while ago and gave me a number to take it off the list. I thought she was kidding....looks like Im the fool now.
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Yah i get **** every week about dead babies in spanish, and my car insurance warranty being expired. My girlfriend told me about it a while ago and gave me a number to take it off the list. I thought she was kidding....looks like Im the fool now.
I've been getting the one about the warranty expiring on my 1990 pick up

"This is your first and only chance to extend the warranty on your vehicle."

**** they have given me my first and only chance about 10 ****ing times now.

The movie one is retarded I dont even have a ****ing movie theater in my town.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:11 AM   #5
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I get calls too. They should have police marksmen shooting everybody who is involved in those calls and their kids!
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:18 AM   #6
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I don't because I saw in the news a year ago that cell phones would be open to solicitation so I put my cell number on the no call list.
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I don't because I saw in the news a year ago that cell phones would be open to solicitation so I put my cell number on the no call list.
I just added mine

For anyone interested just google "no call list"
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REMINDER.... All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.
... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS....

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years.
You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS... It takes about 20 seconds


Got this email last month and added my # right away. Haven't had a call yet
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:20 AM   #9
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REMINDER.... All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.
... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS....

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years.
You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS... It takes about 20 seconds


Got this email last month and added my # right away. Haven't had a call yet
http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp
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I think Snopes better re investigate as I'm not the only one suddenly getting crap calls.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:24 AM   #11
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https://www.donotcall.gov/

go register it there, I don't get any calls on mine.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:27 AM   #12
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Only solicitation I've recieved is via text from my cell carrier... And thats been once in a great while.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:30 AM   #13
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go register it there, I don't get any calls on mine.
This is the site where I registered mine.
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When I get them, I wait on the line to talk to a person, and then ask the name, number and address of the company, tell them what they are doing is illegal and that I'm going to call the police. They almost always immediately hang up. I've never received a call from the same company twice.
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You must be a telemarketer
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I think Snopes better re investigate as I'm not the only one suddenly getting crap calls.
It's an FTC issue.

FCC regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers. Automated dialers are standard in the industry, so most telemarketers are barred from calling consumers on their cell phones without their consent.

All you gain by going on the do not call list is further eliminating calls from those that don't use automatic dialers.....but that is significantly less than 1% of all cold callers.
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Why?
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I love these calls when it's a real person. I do my best to totally waste their time. I enjoy it.
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Why?
Because you disagreed with him! Anyone that posts facts disagreeing with the iron-clad veracity of an E-mail chain letter must be one of the enemy!

DO NOT FLASH YOUR LIGHTS TO CARS WITHOUT THEIR LIGHTS ON! This is a gang initiation and they have to kill whoever flashes their lights to them! I read this in an E-mail. If you post snopes disproving this, then you're a gang member too!!!!!
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Because you disagreed with him! Anyone that posts facts disagreeing with the iron-clad veracity of an E-mail chain letter must be one of the enemy!

DO NOT FLASH YOUR LIGHTS TO CARS WITHOUT THEIR LIGHTS ON! This is a gang initiation and they have to kill whoever flashes their lights to them! I read this in an E-mail. If you post snopes disproving this, then you're a gang member too!!!!!
I'm still waiting for my check from Bill Gates. b**** betta have my money!
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I love these calls when it's a real person. I do my best to totally waste their time. I enjoy it.
I hand the phone to my 4 year old and tell her it's her nana or papa. Cracks me up to hear her blabbing on forever while the person on the other end repeatedly asks for her mother or father before finally giving up.
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I hand the phone to my 4 year old and tell her it's her nana or papa. Cracks me up to hear her blabbing on forever while the person on the other end repeatedly asks for her mother or father before finally giving up.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:18 AM   #23
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I got the Velvetine Rabbit call too.
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WTF is going on. Lately I've been getting calls from solicitors on my cell phone. Did some company AT&T sell out our numbers or some ****

Anyone else getting this crap?

I got one this morning advertising the release of some ****ing movie the velvitine rabbit or some such crap.

****ers
Not personally, no.

But last week I did have ak PM me your cell # and I've been subscribing it to all sorts of internet marketing agencies.

Ooops.
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Not personally, no.

But last week I did have ak PM me your cell # and I've been subscribing it to all sorts of internet marketing agencies.

Ooops.
Well that explains the calls from trannys R us
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