[LINK] Research phone calls - how many do you get?
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Wed Nov 30 17:25:37 EST 2005
At 06:34 PM 28/11/2005, Karl Auer wrote:
> > The latest scam: calls to mobiles (yes, my mobile!), registers call
> > 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
EEEK! I can't afford to do that! I get calls on top of calls all the
time, if I diverted to voice mail, I'd have to listen to about 50 calls a
day (maybe an hour! Who knows, my phone reports busy sometimes!) and then
imagine having to return them all!
Plus I have to pay to listen to people I might not want to hear from!
>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".
Ahhh I'll be testing something like this in court very soon now! I'll let
you know how the "implied right of agreement, by action" turns out!
I think I'll win, but one never knows!
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