Does anyone else have this problem? We are in the “Do Not Call” era, but have had to use call blocking through Centurylink to stop the repeat offenders. However, we are only allowed 25 numbers to block, and quickly used up our quota. Our house phone allows us thirty more blocks, and it too is filling up.
The latest offender is the Denver Post. What they are doing is clearly telemarketing, but they can technically get away with it because almost all people who don’t take their rag once did, establishing a “business relationship.”
One outfit selling kitchen remodeling said that they were legal because a portion of their sales went to charity, thereby getting around DNC restrictions. I am guessing .0000002%.
The worst offender by far is Google. You cannot block enough numbers with them – they just keep rolling over to new ones. And it’s a recorded message, so you can’t swear at them. Nonetheless, fuck Google.
Sad thing is that the less than one percent who respond to telemarketers are enough to keep them annoying the rest of us.