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Even if it's a recording, wait and see if a human takes over the call or if there is an option for them to start recording you, then blast them!
Don't get mad, GET REVENGE!
When you get these kinds of calls, the companies ONLY respond to demands put in writing. Verbally telling them not to call you does no good. You must send a "cease and desist" letter. You can find examples on-line or make up your own. Be sure to include the account # or reference number (If you don't know it, get it from the company rep who calls you along w/ the company address). State in writing or type that they are not to ever contact you at the following number(s) and list them. By law, they MUST stop calling, or they can get sued. Be sure to mail it CERTIFIED only. You will need to go to the post office for this, it is pretty reasonably priced (only a few bux). Certified mail is proof that you have sent it and that they have received it. Be sure to keep a copy of the letter for yourself. Do it now...remember, YOU HAVE THE POWER!
Pennsylvania Jun 24th, 2010
They are extremely rude at Capitol One and they come in on dozens of different 800/866/877 and unknown numbers.
They have bee harrassing me for months. They don't have the correct number for the person they are looking for. I can only assume it was the person that had that cell number prior to me. They refuse to remove the number and when you tell them to stop harrassing they get very nasty .. even using swear words.
The person asked for Cody Grahm, when I said there wasn't anyone here named cody grahm, the lady kept asking and I said you have dialed the wrong number. She rattled off my number, and then hung up. Very Rude