UPDATE: I ended this posting last year with the words, “Stand by.” Well, so much for the call registry, I am still getting unwelcome solicitation robo calls. Are you?
The latest telemarketing scam is one telling you that “your automobile warranty has or is about to expire and to call today to prevent costly repairs.” The recording gives you the option to “Press one to speak to a representative” or to “Press two to be removed from the list”. The first few times I pressed two, was rudely disconnected, and the calls kept coming.
The automated calling machine continued to call me with more messages, some saying that I was running out of time to renew, and finally one that said, “This is your last warning. If you do not renew today your insurance will be terminated.” I thought that was the end of it, but in a few days the calls started all over again. I took a different tact and pressed one. I asked to speak with “someone in management or a position of authority.” In some cases I was transferred to a recording asking to leave my number, other times I spoke with someone who listened to my complaint and then just hung up on me.
Today a pleasant woman answered and asked me for my auto information. I explained the situation to her and she said, “I’m sorry sir, I will have your name removed so that we do not call you again.” I told her that I had been told that in the past but that the calls continue. She told me that I could block their number and I explained that the calls keep coming from different numbers. She then told me that I could go to the National Do Not Call Registry and block all such calls in the future. She said that it may take 30 days to be processed. I made the call and blocked both of my numbers. You can block up to three numbers and it’s free. So, if you are getting similar annoying calls and want to block them, just click HERE and follow the simple directions.