Unsolicited Phone Calls

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

UNSOLICITED PHONE CALLS

Date: 6th July 2010

UNSOLICITED PHONE CALLS

I am getting heartily sick of unsolicited phone calls, particularly as my phone number is Ex-directory.  Today I received an automated call offering to sort out my Debt (I have none thank Goodness) and  then a real person  offering to sell me a hearing aid and yet another offering to make a Will for me.  I don't need a hearing aid and I made a Will years ago!!  When I ask with exasperation why I am being called on an Ex-directory number, I am told that my number has been gained from a Data Marketing Agency or that it is because I have made an online purchase.

We are being pushed more and more to online purchasing which I don't like but sometimes am forced to use BUT I always tick the box to say I DO NOT WANT any produce literature or any sales literature.  THIS IS OBVIOUSLY NOT ENOUGH as the calls continue.

This is an intrusion on my Privacy.  I have taken to screening my calls which is a bind because sometimes my friends think I am out and do not leave a message.

Today I went 'Online” to find out how I could block these calls only to be met by a proliferation of different options - and even those made me feel uneasy.  I opted in to one site but when it started asking for all sorts of information, I pulled out of it.

SO IF ANYONE KNOWS OF A LEGITIMATE SITE TO WHICH ONE CAN SIGN UP WHICH WILL DEFINITELY BLOCK THESE DAMNED CALLS PLEASE LET ME KNOW - MY CONTACT IS ON MY WEBSITE.  AND I WILL BE GREATLY IN YOUR DEBT.  

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