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Have you ever received phone calls for other people on your private cell that is....
unlisted, been in your name for more than a year, and on the Do Not Call List? I don't know how this happens. I am bombarded with calls for other people all the time. Sometimes, the name might be similar to a relative with a totally different last name which is really strange (and I certainly hope is a coincidence). I tell the callers to stop calling. They say ok. But how does this happen? How does my number even get involved? Are people maliciously using it? If so, how can that be stopped?
Perhaps the person is just dialing wrong? And perhaps the number that is given to them is randomly chosen. For instance, if someone asked for their number, but they didn't want to give them a "real" number, they would think of something and it might just so happen to be your number.
It's really bizarre. There are only about 5 people I have ever given my private number to besides doctor offices, the school, etc.
CraftytotheCore, schools give your kid's information to the people that take student photos and they in turn sell that information to solicitors. Each time one of my kids graduated we got tons of junk mail and calls from sales people.
Oddly enough, I just got a call this afternoon on my cell phone from a pizza place telling me that my order was ready and I could come pick it up. When I told them that they must have the wrong number and that I didn't order any pizza, they got very snotty with me so I hung up.
Whoever they were trying to call, I hope they didn't spit in his pizza when he finally came in to pick it up.
Yes, they are usually drunk and it's late at night. I got one at two in the morning from an inebriated fellow trying to get hold of his girlfriend to apologize.
I told him he had the wrong number, it's late and it would probably be a good idea to wait until morning to call her back.
He said I was right, thanked me and hung up.
I've signed up for the Do Not Call List several times. It's a waste of time. I've even had creditors call looking for my ex-husband who died in 2005. What's more is we were divorced in 1998! I've gotten to where I don't answer my cell phone unless it's a number I recognize. If the caller really wants to get in touch with me, they'll leave a message.
Oh man Brave! I just re-enlisted myself on that DNC list and thought perhaps I forgot to do it before. But I hadn't. I had to buy a new phone 2 years ago because the person who used to have my phone was a missing person! Imagine those calls!
Wow. That must have been annoying and heartbreaking at the same time, Crafty.
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