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Time for AARP to push for tougher "Do Not Call" legislation

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Time for AARP to push for tougher "Do Not Call" legislation

I for one receive more than 30 calls a month from companies generating leads for insurance agents and their company.  My phone number is on the do not call registry both federal and state but calls persist.   Most are robocalls that have a spoofed caller id number so filing a complaint is hard.

Let's all ask AARP to push for new legislation to hold the agents and companies that pay for leads that are obtained in violation of the do not call list accountable. When these robocall companies have no none to buy their service they will finally stop. 

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Trusted Social Butterfly

"Do Not Call" is probably as futile as the current "War On Drugs" and will likely just devolve into the same self-serving treatment of the symptom of a problem instead of the problem itself.

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 I would appreciate it if AARP would stop calling me every day!
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@Rardinb,

 

It is a waste of time and money to attempt to enhance the DO NOT CALL list. These calls emanate from another country, usually from INDIA. The companies that generate these calls could care less that they are breaking U.S. law. They make a fortune scamming people, be it an insurance scam, the FBI scam, the Amazon order scam, the nephew in trouble scam, the IRS scam, the drugs stopped on the border with your name on the box scam, the money app scam, the cable company scam, telephone company scam or a multitude of other scams.

 

It appears that the majority of these scams that emanate from INDIA are generated from the same entity as the hold music when on hold is exactly the same, the voice that asks you to hold is exactly the same, and every "live" person has a heavy INDIAN accent whether they tell you they are calling from Dallas, New York, Orlando, or Seattle.

 

I have learned several INDIAN profane words and apply those words to those that call. Rather than having to hang up on them, they hang up on me.

 

I figure the time I waste of theirs might save a naive elderly person that might be next on their list from being scammed.

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Newbie

actually they are from all over the 3rd world. Big one now is the Philippines. But also from Pakistan, Indonesia, Latin America, etc. Try contacting your reps at state and federal levels.

I receive at least 10 a day and have stopped answering my land line , considering cancelling it. might consider nomorobo.com it cuts down the number by @ 50%.

 

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Super Contributor

There is an iPhone setting (Settings > Phone) that will send any unknown calls to your voicemail. Your phone will ring from calls from your contacts list. If you are expecting a call from an unknown phone, you have to hope they leave you a voicemail or turn this setting off until you get the call.

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I misspoke. I think this setting just silences the ringer for unknown callers.

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