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Old 2012-02-20, 18:08   #78
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This is what I wanted to reply...
LCC&A Are indeed located in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, however:
1. The phone number is incorrect, it should start with 603.
019 is a mobile number. Half my inlaws are using it ;-)

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Old 2012-02-20, 18:10   #79
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019 is a mobile number. Half my inlaws are using it ;-)
Contact them
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Old 2012-02-20, 19:00   #80
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I don't know how that got programmed into caller ID, but it would be nice to see that on all calls like that. Fortunately I can block those via the no-call list. I just wish that I could opt out of those annoying calls from politicians and their cronies. Apparently they are exempt from that provision in the law. I find that to be an interesting coincidence? The politicians claim is that "we need to contact you if there is something important". I claim that they only use it to ask for money or support.
These call centers use an ISDN modem, which as I understand lets them have caller-ID say whatever they want.

There's also the Private Citizen Directory, which works wonderfully and will stop almost all political, survey and charity calls.
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Old 2012-02-20, 19:14   #81
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These call centers use an ISDN modem, which as I understand lets them have caller-ID say whatever they want.

There's also the Private Citizen Directory, which works wonderfully and will stop almost all political, survey and charity calls.
another way is a way to mute the ringer on the phone. it cost a lot less except time to press the button ( the hang up button on my phone if you haven't picked up).
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Old 2012-02-20, 19:21   #82
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These call centers use an ISDN modem, which as I understand lets them have caller-ID say whatever they want.
More likely, in this "modern age", the call centers are using SIP VoIP trunks.

I used to annoy the CTO of a local carrier by using his DID when I called him (or his bosses) until he finally realized he should configure his telephony switch to not trust what his clients' kit tell his kit is the calling number....
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Old 2012-02-20, 20:26   #83
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These call centers use an ISDN modem, which as I understand lets them have caller-ID say whatever they want.

There's also the Private Citizen Directory, which works wonderfully and will stop almost all political, survey and charity calls.
There are "Do not call" lists that one can sign up for free. This service does not claim to stop political calls, but does claim to stop non-profit calls.
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Old 2012-02-20, 23:29   #84
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This service does not claim to stop political calls, but does claim to stop non-profit calls.
That seems kinda backwards to me. At least non-profits (hopefully/theoretically) have decent intentions.
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Old 2012-02-21, 00:48   #85
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Nonprofits never call you, only telemarketing firms operating on their behalf (and taking 40% or more of every dollar you send them).

The Private Citizen Directory does inform the two major political parties of your desire to be left alone. Rogue, which alternative services do you have in mind?
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Rogue, which alternative services do you have in mind?
I know that https://www.donotcall.gov/ exists, but it is only for telemarketers. Various states have their own lists, but I suspect they also are to stop telemarketers as well.
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Old 2012-02-22, 17:15   #87
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I like this one from "I will be glad to hear from you <bej642@aol.com>" telling me this:

This email is directed to all people that have been scammed in any part of the world,please click here for more details

"click here" is a hyperlink which I won't post here.
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Old 2012-02-23, 03:47   #88
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New scam today, e-mail supposedly from Amazon, about my "cancelled order"...with a link somewhere besides amazon.com.
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