For the past three weeks, beginning at about 9:00pm, I have received the following calls:
“Hello. My name is Lisa. You have been awarded a full paid, all-expense trip to the Bahamas by just answering a few questions. Are you ready to begin?”
That is call number one.
Call number two comes in an hour later – or so – and it is a foreign voice telling me that he is calling from Windows 7.
“There seems to be a problem with your computer; go turn it on.”
I say that “I don’t have a windows computer” and the voice answers back, “go turn on the windows computer that you don’t have. . . .”
Then my cell phone begins to ring. The first call is from Lisa; the second call is from the Windows 7 Computer guy.
These calls have come in as late as 11:25pm! The Lisa call generates from Chula Vista; the Windows 7 comes from Colorado.
A friend told me about “NOMOREROBO” and I attempted to file with them (I am on a “do not call” list), but I was told that neither Cox – my land line carrier, nor Verizon – my cell carrier – are part of this service. (Interesting that AT&T is.)
In total frustration I called Cox and guess what I found out?
I found out that by dialing *60 and then “3” that I can block up to 30 calls. All I need to do is to put those numbers in after the directions begin. I did; and the last 4 nights have been peaceful.
So how come this isn’t publicized?
Why did I have to be losing my mind to find this out? Curious.
But if you are having the same problem I am, give it a try.
And yes, I know that the telemarketers are able to change their numbers. (As evidenced by the calls I get from Windows 7 – same voice but different numbers.)
But it is peaceful and quiet again for the time being. (Unless, of course, British Airways decides to ignore the curfew again. But that is a different story.)