Did you stay at Yosemite or Reno, NV in July 2012? I started getting telemarketing calls after completing a phone survey for a Reno, NV hotel I stayed in. The telemarketing calls got worse after I received a automated calls from Yosemite regarding the hantavirus outbreak during my stay. Was my phone number sold by the hotel's survey contractor or Yosemite (actually Deleware North Companies)?? Did this happen to you too?? Solution: Never take a phone survey. Never answer a number you don't recognize.
Called offering to lower my gas bill. Don't press any buttons or say anything when they ask - that proves you're a real phone number. They've called from different numbers about 6 times in the past 3 days. Besides this, I never get scam calls on my cell. Why now?
"due to recent deregulations you can now lower your electric bill press 3 if you are not interested in lowering you electric bill or press 5 to speak with an operator...."