I got tired of scammers calling me on the phone, so our phone, through Comcast, is on both the state and federal “Do Not Call” registries.
What we get are the people who call up and either hang up when you answer, or they try to convince you that they are just part of a survey.. lately it has been people who ask about our electric use.. is it over $125 a month.. Now they say they are just calling for a survey, but then they will say something along the lines of “we will have a representative in you area, would you like him to come by and complete the survey”.. They say this is not a sales call but, I might not be the brightest penny in the bag but I do know that if this were indeed a survey they would not have to have a representative come out to see if we qualified for the incentives…
Point is : You can tell them you are on the list, and they will say this list, either state or federal, does not apply to them because they are taking a survey. They work in a phone “boiler Room” and they don’t care that you have put out the “no trespassing” sign. They also don’t understand the idea that you might not want to do business with someone who has, despite their protestations, made an illegal phone call.
So, what can we do? I found a free service that works wiht some, though not all, phones. It is a free service from nomorobo.com. Mine works through Xfinity (Comcast) phone. You sign up with the company, register your phone, then set your phone to either forward calls to a number they give you, or set up so that the two phone answer at the same time.. NoMoRobo checks the number ot see if they are in the companies servers, and if they are the system hangs up on them..
I am doing it as an experiment but so far as I know it has not disconnected a phone we wanted to hear from, or let through one we did not want to hear from.. putting “no mo robo” into google..
Now when the phone rings I am fairly sure that it is a legit caller..
It seems that the system will also hang up on phone rooms, robo callers, and numbers from a list of annoying calls.
I will plan to update this in the near future and so, for the time being, if you decide to check it out I hope your results are as good as ours.