[LINK] Research phone calls - how many do you get?
kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Nov 28 18:34:14 EST 2005
> The latest scam: calls to mobiles (yes, my mobile!), registers call number
> on missed call, then you call to find out who it was. It was a 'you have
> won' message and if I called this 1903 number at a cost of $3, I would win
> a prize worth at least $40 [probably a discount to the cost of some other
> service like carpet cleaning]. How's that for a scam???
If you redirect to voice mail on busy, unavailable, out of range etc, then you will get a voice mail message for all missed calls, at least from people who care enough to actually want to reach you. People who don't leave a message don't get called, and if you get enough VM from telemarketers to care, you can put a suitable warning in your mailbox greeting... Something like "Telemarketers who leave a message will be billed a flat fee of $200. Leaving a message constitutes agreement to these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, hang up now".
Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au) +61-2-64957160 (w/h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/ +61-428-957160 (mob)
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