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How I Handle Unsolicited Telephone Calls
Kirt's Cogitations™ #265

How I Handle Unsolicited Telephone Calls - RF CafeA short while back I came up with what has turned out to be a pretty effective way to handle those pain-in-the-donkey unsolicited telephone calls. We don't have caller ID on our home phone (the phone company wants about $30/month for it) so we have to answer every time it rings or risk missing a wanted call. It is well known that once you pick up, the call centers then know yours is a good number to call so it gets passed on to even more call spammers. Being listed on the federal "Do Not Call" list is only one line of defense, and does almost no good for out-of-country sources.

Most of the callers will keep talking over you until you hang up, even after expressing no desire to deal with them. So, what I do now as soon as I determine it is a spam call is start speaking a list of keywords for which the FBI, DHS, and other law enforcement agencies notoriously monitor. I'll calmly say something along the lines of, "I hope the FBI and Department of Homeland Security is listening to this conversation because to me you are like an ISIS terrorist organization attacking my homeland in the United States by throwing bombs on the telephone and mass shooting large numbers of infidels with your hateful rhetoric." I have not yet had a single person stay on the line long enough for me to even finish." They don't even argue.

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Posted December 11, 2015

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