Posted January 9th, 2014, 07:07 PM
Yes, we are on the DO NOT CALL LIST. I don't really think it does any good. Only three people have my husband's cell number and he gets odd calls all the time. Haven't answered one in two years.
I did do some googling and like I said, figured it out as soon as I woke up. I would never give out any information especially my cc over the phone. I main reason I mentioned it here was to let others know. I would have hung up right away if it wasn't that I just wrote that letter to Princess.
yes it does but I hung up before she got to the port charges.
Here is another report on it.
This is the number from my caller id:
And I figured the Hilton one was because we just booked several hotels with them.
I still can't believe all the people that fall for them.
Lots and lots of different types of scams and hardly limited to cruising. My land line keeps getting calls from someone who wants to schedule my install of some sort of "senior alert" system. I'm sure they will reach lots of older people who are confused and will end up getting scheduled to install something they never heard of and will, of course, end up being billed for it.
If only there was a button I could push that would make all of these people disintegrate...
Yea, it doesn't seem being on the DNC list does any good at all.
Too many call calls coming from overseas (they certainly don't worry if you report their drug company or whatever) or those recorded calls that want you to press 1 to talk to someone (which probably gets them to later say, "well, they wanted the info") or they scare you by saying they're your credit card company (so you think you have to talk to them, until you realize if it really was, they would say the name of their company instead) or some local company that's doing cold calls from the local phone book because they're hoping they'll get someone who wants their carpet cleaned or a new roof installed--and won't be mad about the cold call.
About five years ago, my hubby decided to turn off the bell and answering machine for our phone (because of some people and companies he wanted to avoid). We basically use it to make calls. He gave out my cell phone number (which is pre-paid so any wrong numbers get charged) to people who may want to reach him at home, I gave the number to our girl's school, etc., but I need to remember to keep it charged, and again, all these calls count against my balance. I'm not a phone person, so I hate being on the phone. But just about any time I turn the bell on because I'm expecting a call...I'll get those unwanted sales calls. I have told a few of those that we're on the DNC list and they need to check that (if I get a second call from one of these companies, I will ask them for the spelling of their company and return number...then say now I'm going on the FCC website. But I'm guessing that will be futile).
I have a second cell, and I get a ton of spam calls on that number. I'm google the number and often find it's on the complaint websites.