Sunday, March 09, 2014


Like everyone else, I've been getting a lot of annoying phone calls that all seem to be scams. In the back of mind, however, was always the little idea that maybe, just maybe, they aren't scams so I did a bit of googling. Guess what, they are. 800 Notes gives a list of 16 ways you can be scammed. I'm sure there are even more. What kind of surprised me is that some of these scams are perpetrated for the sole purpose of creating a list of actual suckers people that will not only answer the phone but a press a button when prompted. The list can then be sold. The takeaway from my limited research is never, ever press a button, and yes, they are all scams. Also, too, it's probably a good idea to re-register with the National Do Not Call Registry every couple of years.

I wrote this post a few days ago when I re-registered not to receive phone solicitations. It seems to have worked.  I've gone two whole days without a phone call from someone trying to scam me.