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Robocalls and Phone Call Scam Numbers
 
Annoying Robocalls and Other Phone Call Scammers
Stop Robocalls & other scams!

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Updated April 2, 2018:  If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it is called a "robocall" as in Robot.  I have three phone numbers, a land line, a mobile phone and a "Google Voice" phone number.  I give my friends who I want to pick up calls for my Google Voice number.  That number calls both my home and cell phone at the same time while showing me who is calling.  If they are in my phone book, I'll answer.  Don't let them cheat you or gain your personal information like your credit card number!


I average about five calls a day to my various phone numbers with most going to voicemail where they seldom leave a message.  Some will leave a number to call back as they want to send a contractor over to bid on a job.
 
I've read that many of these "contractors" who call using automated dialing programs will come over and give you a low, "reasonable" sounding quote to do work. Then they will try to get a payment upfront for work done then leave so I never accept those calls either.  In California where I live, they are only allowed a small deposit while the scammers will often ask for 50% or more.

If you want work done, talk to neighbors and friends and get recommendations from them for honest workers.  I also get good advice for good honest work from contractors, plumbers and carpenters who did good work for me in the past 


I'm so fed up with these calls that I'm starting a list of phone numbers.

(510) 319-8321
(650) 249-9365
(650) 462-8491
(541) 515-2993
(408) 385-2609
Voice Message left: garbled...construction projects that we will be performing. Since we will already have a construction crew working in your area, we are offering a special promotion of 35% off any construction work you might need at your home. We offer  0% interest free financing and after sending a crew member to evaluate the construction work you need, we provide a free estimate. We are fully licensed bonded and insured. For more information. Please press 1 to no longer receive calls press 2.
650-285-1153 -> rings my home phone first then my cell phone 1 sec later!
(925) 247-1584



(855) 651-0029
Voice mail:  Hey, sorry, I missed you. It's Rachel. I'm just calling to follow up on your business line of credit. It actually looks like I have you preapproved for up to 250000. Give me a call on the number that popped up on your caller ID I'd really like to catch up and go over some of the rates and terms...
(650) 862-6309
Probably want your credit card number!
...congratulations on your excellent payment history you now qualify for a 0% interest rate on all your credit card accounts. This is a limited time offer, and you must respond immediately press 1 now to speak to our qualification department and complete the enrollment process.

















What to do?  I have a simple rule, NEVER give any information to someone who calls using an automated dialing program.

Also, most days I don't pick up my phones unless they call my Google Voice number and their information shows up in my phone book.  If it is a friend, they can leave a message and I'll pick up the phone while they are talking.
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