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Unread 09-30-2019, 08:21 AM   #11
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This is part of the reason I'm glad that my business line has a local cell phone prefix but it's actually a landline. I don't get text messages from new customers. Only select customers get my mobile number (I forward calls when I'm not at the house), and I don't mind texting with those clients.
Scammers can use any number they want making you think it's a local number. Every SINGLE DAY I get a NEW local number scam call supposedly coming from china pretending to be google my business.

Then on the news, scammers have been using the local police phone number to rob people.
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I also find those people really stupid because the very first line of the ad states to call because you won't get an email reply. They send an email anyway so I send some of them a copy/paste message back to call and emails are ignored. Guess what they they reply back! That's when they are deleted.
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I have had so many claiming to be handicapped and cannot speak on the phone... trying to make me feel sorry for them and go the extra mile for them because of some supposed disability.....

you would think after a while they would come up with something new....

last week I caught one dumbass tangled up in his own lies and he comes back at me with,,, -----well I cannot speak because I just had a throat operation and wont heal up for a month or two...........

I think that being overly polite to one another is half the problem with our society, theives know this and try to manipulate others by acting like I have hurt their feelings... I could care less about your feelings stranger....you are nothing more to me but a shi/ stain on the rim of a toilet bowl

most folks will bend over backwards to avoid a nasty word or fight even if it is only a texting battle...with someone from the other side of the planet... .


Usually after a few texts back and forth I finally send them a special picture back to them and tell them to suck on this sch-long when it pulls out...


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Scammers can use any number they want making you think it's a local number. Every SINGLE DAY I get a NEW local number scam call supposedly coming from china pretending to be google my business.

Then on the news, scammers have been using the local police phone number to rob people.
I get 3 or 4 of these a day, sometimes as many as 15-20 spam calls a day
just setting in my apt. minding my own business,
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Scammers can use any number they want making you think it's a local number.
Yeah there's plenty of that, but my point was that since my landline doesn't receive texts, I get to weed out all of the people that refuse to take the time of day to make a phone call.

If you won't call and speak to me, I don't have time for you.
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I have my landline called forward to my cell all the time, so I do not know which line the spam calls are actually coming from,
because I like being able to answer with my Bluetooth, and I don't want
to have to run across my small apt to reach the landline when some jerk
calls to offer a scam medical plan or free no interest loan
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Same as what all you have said ^^^


I will some times just get a text- "How much to install _____" with no formal greeting, no hello, just asking for a price, just angers me
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Same as what all you have said ^^^


I will some times just get a text- "How much to install _____" with no formal greeting, no hello, just asking for a price, just angers me
At least 1-2 times a week I get the same as you, no greetings "what's your rate?"

Tonight a caller I knew right away she'd get on my nerves. install a vanity in the evening like if I was a charity, I hung up after her complaining, she didn't have time to finish her sentence the line was dead and the number blocked.
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I stop answering the phone after 6pm and never on weekends. Even for my regular customers. Got to have some time away or else I'd go berserk.


Been getting disgruntled with this whole business of dealing with customers, telemarketers, scammers, hack plumbers, diy hacks, etc etc etc


Sometimes I think there just needs to be a big reset
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I stop answering the phone after 6pm and never on weekends. Even for my regular customers. Got to have some time away or else I'd go berserk.


Been getting disgruntled with this whole business of dealing with customers, telemarketers, scammers, hack plumbers, diy hacks, etc etc etc


Sometimes I think there just needs to be a big reset

Maybe you are too busy, I'd feel the same way getting too much work.

Unfortunately for me I answer all calls, not busy enough. Only once in a while when I'm really tired and taking a nap the phone is off. The ones who get on my nerves recently are the wranglers, price shoppers and free estimates.
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