Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Anonymous Telemarketing Calls

I've been getting a lot of telemarketing calls from spoofed numbers on my work cell phone. Almost always, it's a "final notice" for some sort of extended auto warranty except it's never "final" since I'm getting calls on a daily basis. Because it's a work phone, I need to check every incoming call just in case it's an important call. I searched all the menus on the phone and there does not seem to be any way to block incoming calls from certain numbers.

Here is a list of numbers just in the last two weeks:
702-554-1452 (5x)
412-207-6629
972-291-7602
251-947-8966
248-758-9183
714-862-8303

I Googled the numbers and it appears that the caller ID is spoofed and if you try to talk to anyone about a "do not call" lists, they just hang up on you. If this was a legit business, then there's no need to hide behind a fake caller ID, so this "extended auto warranty" must be some kind of scam. Sigh... how do all these people sleep at night?

1 comment:

Kent said...

I get the same kind of calls about auto warranty and also a great credit card deal. It is aggravating that there's no way to identify these people and file a complaint with the feds. But then they probably change their numbers enough that the feds could never locate them. Yes, I think it is a scam.