> Lena wrote:
>> I'm trying to dictate what people can call me on MY phone...
>> telemarketers ... are rude. They won't leave a message on the answeing
>> machine, but will hang up, and then call over and over again.
>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I quite agree with your assessment, but
>> my point was what makes _your_ telephone any more sancrosanct than _my_
>> computer. ...And let's face it, spam-scam
>> and phishing is far worse than telemarketers ever have been.
> The difference between telemarketing and spam, IMHO, is that
> telemarketers make my phone ring, and that is something that demands
> immediate attention. That bothers me a lot. Much more than spam that
> might happen to be in the inbox when I check for it at my leisure. (I
> don't have automated email retrieval). I guess I have been fortunate
> that I am not innundated with spam. As some of my ISP provided email
> accounts that I guarded meticulously, and only sent to friends, leaked
> to (or were guessed by) spammers, I switched to gmail, which seems to
> have wonderful spam protection and spam reporting ease. Click a
> button and it's gone. Telemarketers, OTOH, are difficult to get rid
I'm on the FTC's Do Not Call List and it works pretty good. I get a few
800 handups, but once in a while I will answer the phone on one of these
when I'm home, when it is a telemarketer, I let them have a blast of
miliwatt tone, that gets their attention and no more calls, I'm sure
they have hearing problems for a while also.
The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today?
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