Tom with Home Protection
The calls began
Over a year ago I got a call from a number I didn't recognize. It was an out of state area code and I assumed it was a telemarketer but I picked up anyways. I've always enjoyed hearing the pitch that goes along with the calls. Sometimes(if the sales person is insistent enough) I'll even start asking a ton of questions about the product and then move onto their personal lives. I generally take over the conversation so that they are no longer selling me something, but instead just listening to my off the wall tangents.
This call was very different. It had the usual 2 seconds of silence that is common with autodialers, but when the voice came on it was much more polished then most telemarketers who read a script. I proceeded to ask a couple of questions. The first is "What's your last name Tom?". The answers was evasive and something seamed off. I was starting to think it was a recorded system. I said "I need to go" and thanked him for calling. Man I wish I hadn't thanked him.
The very next day a got a call from the same number. I wasn't surprised when the exact same recorded message came on. "Hi this is Tom with Home Protection". I hung up a little annoyed. The next day was the same thing, and the next, and the day after that. I finally called the number back and was prompted to opt out by hitting "1". Wonderful no more calls, right?
WRONG!!! Calls started coming on a different number but with the same irritating "Hi this is Tom..." recording. I was feeling like he was stalking me.
I blocked the two numbers on my cell phone account. I felt good when Tom didn't call for 4 whole days, then a new number and Tom again. Blocked that one too. Then another and another until the 5 blocked call spots on my account were filled. I started to search on line for others who were also afflicted by this evil that goes by the name "Tom". To my surprise there were hundreds getting the same calls. Some were reporting them to the attorney general and some were posting on sites. But no one was really doing much more then that.
One man starts the rebellion
A year had passed and no change to the frequency of Tom's calls. I was beginning to think I would forever have to deal with this bottom dweller company that hides behind Tom.
Then I found STOP Tom with Home Protection. This person is fed up with the calling. He is calling for us to unite and stand against the illegal actions of Tom and his home protection army. If you have been bullied by Tom, or know someone who has then join the ranks. Join the cause on Facebook - Help Stop Tom.
Together we can make a difference and put a stop to illegal telemarketing.
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