I’m apparently on a list for a telemarketing company. I guess they’re trying to sell me a debt consolidation service or something. But the point is I don’t want to buy their product and I want them to stop calling me. Here’s the problems:
It’s a robot call. The phone rings and I pick it up. But there’s not another person on the line. It’s just a recorded message. I obviously can’t tell a recording to take me off their list and stop calling me.
If I listen all the way through the recorded message, I’m told I can push 1 to speak to a representative. I’ve done that so I can tell the representative to take me off their call list. But if I have a person on the line and I start to say anything that sounds like I’m about to tell them to take me off their call list, they immediately disconnect the call. I’m assuming this is so they can claim I never actually told them to take me off the call list and they don’t face the legal repercussions for continuing to call me.
Any suggestions on how I can get the message through and get my name off their call list? Or some other means I can use to make them stop?
On what may be a connected issue, someone is calling me on a regular basis. But when I pick up the line there’s nobody there. I’m figuring the likeliest possibility is it’s a defective robocall service. It’s dialing my number but the recording isn’t kicking on when I answer.
Obviously, I could handle this by screening my calls. But I have an old phone that doesn’t have the capability. I’d prefer not to have to buy a new phone to make somebody else stop annoying me. And all call screening would do anyway is tell me they were calling - I’d still have to check the phone when it rang to see who was calling and then listen to the phone ringing when I didn’t pick up. I want them to stop calling entirely.