Consumers harassed by 30 million spam calls every day

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by ronjor, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. plat1098

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    Wow, such a small percentage of spammees feeds a gigantic number of spammers.

    I wonder how First Orion managed to compile the data, did they conduct the survey with a telephone call?

    "Hi, I'm with First Orion and I'm conducting a survey on scam telemarketers..." Click.
     
  3. ronjor

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    Good point. However, judging by the number of scam and harassing calls I receive at home, I don't doubt the numbers stated.
     
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    Same here, and I report them all to 800Notes. The Do Not Call Registry is a joke! :isay:
     
  5. Palancar

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    I look through my call log at the end of the day and many times I have 5 or 6 I don't know. My cell doesn't even light up for any call outside of my address book. Here is a surprise, those no name callers never leave a message (rarely anyway). So that means my one little phone gets 6 unwanted calls a day. Believe me my number is only circulated by merchants that betray my trust, which we all experience whether or not we know it.
     
  6. emmjay

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    I would switch to a Telco that blocked spam at the PBX. However, none of them are going to do that because the advertisers would sue them. Scam artists are a different matter - illegal and unethical - but Telcos don't block them at the PBX either. It is a wack-a-mole exercise that would incur significant costs that they can not pass onto the customer. Grin a bear.
     
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