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Originally posted by JYoung
No, but I did get a (213) 555-5555 number on the CID last week.
Yeah, right. Like I'm going to answer that call....



The only phone numbers that are universally "cleared" for use in movies/TV shows these days are the 555-01xx series. So it's at least possible that that's a real number.

Me, I've gotten a few calls from 1-999-999-9999 listed on my caller ID, but no all-zero calls.

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I haven't thought about it lately, but since the DNC lists (Georgia and the national list), I don't remember the last telemarketing call I received. It's been a while.

For some reason, this thread reminded me of....

"No number and no phone book... there's only one thing left to try. 111-1111. Lois? DAMN! 111-1112, Lois? DAMN! 111-1113."

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Re: (000)-000-0000 caller ID - New telmarketing SCUM tactic?

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Originally posted by randyf
For about the past week I've been getting calls with (000)000-0000 display on the caller ID

It's a voice activated bot, so when you answer, and say hello 2 or 3 times it replies " Please cal 888-874-3596 between the hours of 8am and 5pm).

IF you call the number, you get ANOTHER recording that says "DS2 We're sorry your call cannot be completed at this time ... if you feel you have reached this recording in error, please call customer service "



That sounds like one of two things. Either a number harvester who is looking to verify numbers for list resale or a collections call.

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When you pick up the phone and get either nothing, a recording asking you to call another number, or a recording asking you to please hold, just hang up. Do not do what they want.
First off, in the case of the recordings that is no way to treat a customer or a potential customer, regardless of their business with you (selling, bill collector, etc).

Though, when I'm feeling especially puckish I'll wait on hold, then tell them to never call me and put me on hold if they want to speak with me then be there when I pick up. Then hang up. Don't know what good it does, but it makes me feel better.

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