When I was getting junk calls, the most irritating though were those that had nobody on the line when you picked up the phone. Used to get several of those ever evening. They stopped when our no call law went into effect.
- High Plains Drifter
That's because the majority of telemarketers calls are made automatically by a computer. If you answer and the computer has dialed but there is not an actual person to bug you, you get the silence. Their computers are actually dialing and making connections too fast for the workers to keep up. As far as stopping the calls, the no-call lists are an excellent way. If you are able to, getting your number UN-listed also works. Other than the no-call list, another great way to stop the calls is to put a fraud alert your credit through the three major credit bureaus. This also stops all junk mail, including the pre=approved credit cards that everyone gets in the mail at least 3 to 4 times a week. Those are some of the most dangerous pieces of mail that is sent out due to the fact that they are tailor-made for Identity Theft. If anyone is interested in knowing more, just ask. I can either post it in another forum or you can e-mail me.
"...so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
I didn't say that the un-listed number would stop them, but it helps because your number is now off of the national list. If you have a fraud alert than that's great. If you don't, I suggest getting it. Everyone should. The post was for those that don't or have questions about it. I investigate identity Theft for a living and you would be suprised at the amount of people who are totally clueless as to the steps you can take to prevent identity theft and how easy it is to become a victim.