Do you get Harassing Phone Calls from 801-742-8160? How to Make Them Stop!

Okay…so up until recently I was getting phone calls from this mystery Utah number.  I did some research online to try and make them stop…unfortunately this company is based overseas, and they don’t have anything such as a “do-not-call” list.

I know this is a random blog topic, but I know I wasn’t the only one out there getting weird phone calls from these annoying people.

I was getting these calls because I had purchased antibiotics in bulk online, thinking I’d score a sweet deal about 4 years ago.  For some reason I guess the company got bored and went through their database and called me literally EVERY day for SIX MONTHS.  At first I politely answered and told them to please take me off of their list.  But the next day they’d call again.  I’d say they had the wrong number, and they’d still try and sell me something.  I’d stop them, we’d argue.  It’s as if they were bored and liked talking to me…I thought I was alone in my harassment, but then I found this message board online, which was quite helpful.

So how did I make the calls stop?  You can do one of two things.  Do not answer.  If you answer the call, the company’s computer will register your number as a “live wire” an active number that a telemarketer will keep calling, even if you say no, (since this comany has their calls outsourced, kind of like the show on NBC) they don’t have the same “do not call list” rules and regulations in other countries…so they may tell you, you’ll be removed from their list…in reality you won’t.  If you stop answering their calls…they will taper off, but never die down completely and you’ll still hear from them every 6 weeks, to 3 months, like a lingering ex that is begging for another chance and won’t take no for an answer.

So what did I do that made the phone calls STOP completely?  I took the advice on one of the message boards of one woman, and when the 801 number called I answered:

“NYPD narcotics.”

To make a long story short, the telemarketer took me very seriously.  Apologized profusely…and I received another call from them later that day, I told them they needed to leave me alone because I was the police.  They hung up.  It’s been two months since I’ve heard from them.

Yeah, this a a random blog…but I know it’ll help someone out there somewhere.  But watch “Outsourced” on NBC…it’s quite funny…

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