Do you accept phone calls from strangers?

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Do you take phone calls from strangers

  1. Yes, almost always

    10.8%
  2. No, almost never

    85.0%
  3. A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet

    0.8%
  4. What's a phone call (I'm under 30)

    0.8%
  5. I take candy from strangers

    3.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    We have to have a landline because we are in a cell signal dead zone. There are certain places outside I sometimes get a signal, but it's spotty until you go a few hundred feet up the road. That, and it's needed for our DSL internet, which is the only option here.

    Either the caller ID is getting smarter or the scammers are getting more honest about what they do. Some recent scam calls actually come up as "SCAM?" on the caller ID.:rflmao: Those, I never even think about answering because they have only happen once in a great while.
     

     

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  2. Nightcleaner

    Nightcleaner Active Member

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    everyday bloody Asians pretending to be from BT Telecom Scammers
     
  3. Todd Dodds

    Todd Dodds AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Is this post from a lovely little village in 1965? Are you Doris Day or Sally Field? :)
     
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  4. Tedrick

    Tedrick Infinity-phile Subscriber

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    Never, ever on my cell phone. Send the call to voicemail, and if they really want to talk to me, they'll leave a message.
     
  5. RichPA

    RichPA Don't drive angry Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

    Same here. In the last year or two, the proportion of legitimate calls has declined because there are so many junk calls. If they don't leave a message, they didn't really want to talk to me.
     
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  6. Bobcat

    Bobcat Sound Hound

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    My cell # is a business line so I answer them all EXCEPT a particular exchange that I’ve noticed to yield a high number of robo calls. Those I let go to VM and if they don’t leave a message then I block them.
    I ain’t play’n!
     

     

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  7. Condorsat

    Condorsat Audio Enthusiast

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    Still don't have a cell phone (even in 2018) .. answering machine (landline) that I use to screen all my calls. Some of these losers even leave messages that I quickly delete. I have to know who's calling or what it's about before I pick up the phone.

    Some calls from cell phones … Id'ed as wireless callers .. I'll pick up because I might be waiting for a business related return call (I've had some ID as wireless caller). If it's a telemarketer .. I'll hang up when the sales pitch is mid sentence.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
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