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Jun 4, 2011, 4:54 PM

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Re: [esperanza] Damn phone extorters.

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I am very sorry to hear about you receiving those types of calls. My spouse’s family has also received the calls in a neighbouring state.

I am aware of the cell phone registry being a BIG flop and my comment about the registry was my roundabout way of insinuating the 088 programme would be or is the same, a big flop. It is yet another programme that is used to tell/show the general public that the government has it under control and that they are doing something about it when the reality is quite different.

They way we handle it at our house:

1. Do not answer blocked or private caller ID calls

2. For unrecognised numbers always answer allô instead of bueno.

3. Then if the caller asks for me by my first and middle name instead of first and last name, which is often the case when people do not know me personally, then I only reply to them in French. (If it is someone that knows me they would obviously know that I speak Spanish.)

They usually get frustrated and hang up. Is this the best way to handle these calls? I don’t know but so far we have not only avoided extortion calls but also unwanted tele-marketing calls as well.

Thanks for sharing your personal experience with 088 it confirmed my suspicion.

(This post was edited by Casa on Jun 4, 2011, 4:57 PM)

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