Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Weird (probably illegal) telemarketing call

Got a phone call today from "Unknown Caller." I picked up the phone.


"Please call Lamar at 1-800-xxx-xxxx. Please call Lamar at 1-800-xxx-xxxx."

Uh, WTF? Who's Lamar? I didn't have time to jot down the number but if he calls again, I'm going to report him as a Do Not Call List violator.


At 6:42 PM, Blogger Dianne said...

This kind of thing happened to me once. "Lamar" is probably a debt collector. Some deadbeat has given your phone number, possibly by making up a random string of numbers, to a creditor.

I got calls for Margaret Hicks at least twice a week. When it became annoying, I called the number back and discovered, yep, I was dealing with a skip tracer. No matter how many times I pleaded that there was no Margaret Hicks, that I'd had the phone number for four years and I had never known anyone named Margaret Hicks, the debt collector was driving me crazy, and could I please speak to your supervisor, you dolt, I never got anywhere.

The only way I got rid of these pests was, when I finally moved and changed my phone number, I did not leave a forwarding number with the phone company. I hate doing that - I like my friends to be able to find me, but I didn't want Margaret's creditors chasing me from house to house, either.

I hope I'm wrong. I hope this isn't what's happening to you!



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