“Why, if we can put a man on the moon, can’t the government or phone companies DO something about stopping these calls?”
This is because THE **PHONE COMPANIES** ARE SELLING OUR NUMBERS TO THESE TELEMARKETERS, THEMSELVES. I KNOW this because *we* have VERIZON and have been getting these SPAM calls since AT LEAST 2004; that's when I started keeping a LOG of them.
And, just recently, my husband's WORKPLACE SWITCHED from another carrier to ***VERIZON***. Even before he got his new phone, but AFTER ***VERIZON*** had gotten the LIST OF NUMBERS TO SWITCH OVER, he began getting a TON of SPAM CALLS on his Work Cell. ALL HOURS of the DAY and EVENING, when before he only got the rare occasional call.
Our personal cells are INDEPENDENT, pay-as-we-use-them, and we only get a few, rare calls on them, too. Every time we call in with a service problem to ***VERIZON***, they TRY AND GET OUR CELL NUMBERS but we REFUSE!!! I'm sure if we gave them, we'd be paying for SPAM CALLS GALORE on our cells.
TODAY, (MAY 2012) in my ***VERIZON*** Phone Bill, there was an insert about a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST ***VERIZON*** About the CRAMMING (allowing SPAM CHARGES on your Phone Bill without your CONSENT or PRIOR KNOWLEDGE.) We got "CRAMMED" *IMMEDIATELY* AFTER WE UPGRADED TO INTERNET with ***VERIZON***. I'm going to PUT IN A CLAIM, because they did INDEED DO THAT TO US and now THEY ARE GOING TO PAY.
How soon before a SAVVY LAWYER FILES A CLASS ACTION SUIT against ***VERIZON***, ATT and all the other BIG CORPORATIONS for INFLICTING THESE CALLS ON US under the "GUISE" that it is criminals overseas or 'little' spammers.
*WHY* do you think this is SO EASY for the SCAMMERS to keep this up? WHY do you think this HASN'T STOPPED YET? CONGRESS IS PROTECTING these S.O.B. CORPORATE CRIMINALS.
PEOPLE WAKE UP!!!!! THE BIG CORPORATIONS *OWN* THESE TELEMARKETING FIRMS (including the ones OVERSEAS). [Ever watch the TV Show "OutSourced"??] The SOONER we BAND TOGETHER AND SUE, THE SOONER THE CALLS WILL STOP (and we will have money in our pockets, to boot!)
**FILE a COMPLAINT** after **EACH AND EVERY** ONE OF THESE CALLS with the DoNotCall List AND the FTC, if you can.
SAVVY, SMART ATTORNEYS – WHERE ARE YOU??? PUT YOUR CLAIM IN AGAINST ***VERIZON*** and ATT and TIME-WARNER, and COMCAST and..... ASAP.
BTW I got a call at 2:42 from this number.
CALLER ID said "WASHINGTON" but wasnt' home at the time, and no message was left.
I'm sure its the same SCAMMERS as the 252-382-9966 calls I got earlier in the week.