I've had it and I'm fed up. For the past two weeks, I've had this telemarketing company calling me anywhere from 10-15 times a day (no joke) on my cell phone.

It started a few weeks ago when I got a call from an unknown number and I answered it. It was a gentleman with a thick Indian accent asking me if I knew (????). I said yes, I know (???), he is my uncle. They then started about they would like to offer him a free $50 Target gift card for trying some service free for 30 days. I told them I didn't think he would interested in their service (because I knew there was a catch). He had such a thick accent and was talking so fast, I couldn't even understand what he was trying to sell.

I finally got a little tired of the sales pitch and asked the gentleman to remove my number from his database and not to call me again. A few hours later, the calls started coming every few minutes. I ignored the calls and then they called from a different number with a completely different area code. I answered the call and it was a different person, but with the same sales pitch. Again, I told them I was not interested, they are calling the wrong person, and to remove my number. They hung up and I thought that was it....until I received a call again from the first number.

This time it was a female with an undistinguishable accent but still hard to understand. I told her that I was tired of them calling me and I had asked them to remove my number. Her response was that this was her first time calling me. I told her that it may have been her first time calling me but I'd already received several calls from this number. She totally ignored me and went on with her sales pitch. This is when I lost it and gave her a few choice words that I don't usually use. I'm sure I dropped the “F” bomb a few times. She immediately hung up and I thought that was the end of the calls.

Fast forward a few days and the calls start all over again. I answered the first one and the person on the other end started with the same sales pitch again. This time, I tried a different approach. I was very calm until the person finished. I then asked to speak with a manager. He asked me why and I told him that I had asked them to remove my number a few days ago and to stop calling me. Can you believe he had the nerve to hang up on me?

I thought maybe the phone calls were done now. Nope, no such luck. Each day, they would call over and over again. I thought maybe there was some way I could report them but I wasn't able to find any company information. Each time I try to call the number back, I get a busy signal. I googled the number and there were multiple complaints from other people received the same type calls. I then decided I would not longer get mad, it was time to get even.

I remembered my little cousin had left an air horn at my house. If asking them nicely to stop calling me and being mean didn't work, maybe they would stop if I gave their ear drum a nice surprise? Today, they kept calling me while I was at work and I would just answer the phone but not say anything. I hoped they would continue calling until I got home to the air horn. I got home and I didn't think they were going to call but the calls finally started up again. Each time they would call, I'd say hello to get a live person on the phone. When they started speaking, I would sound the air horn until they hung up. I did this about 3 times and the phone calls stopped. Hopefully, this will stop them for good. 

Have any of you received calls from these numbers? The first one is 978-570-2067 and the other one is 603-214-3311.


  1. Angie // April 23, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

    I'm quite confused as to why you even answer. Whenever I get calls from random numbers I just hit ignore. They don't leave a voicemail and I don't have to get fed up with anyone.

  2. Money Beagle // April 23, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

    You should be able to add those numbers as an entry in your cell phone, and then you should be able to set a special ringer, that ringer being 'Silent', 'None', or 'No Ringer'. They can call all they want and as long as they stick with the same numbers, you're none the wiser.

    I like the air horn as well.

    You could also ask them to hold on a minute, set the phone down and wait them out. Eventually they'll give up but not before you've wasted some of their time. (Don't do this if it will burn through minutes on your plan though)

  3. stalkermom // April 23, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

    Oh man I LOVE that idea! I'm going to remember that one!

  4. Yana // April 23, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

    I looked at whocallsme.com, and the first number may be Global Financial Group, which is of course fraudulent. However, I say "may be" because these types of callers don't always tell the truth about who they are. At 800notes.com, the second number is said to be Global Rewards - and the poster says they also use the number 978-570-2091. To put it mildly, I dislike telemarketers, charity solicitors who use the phone with immunity from the Do Not Call list, and political callers. I have Caller ID and a phone that allows blocking of specific numbers that have called, but the phone will still ring once when they call again. Then the caller is disconnected. I also use Google Voice and only give out that number. I have complete control by using that, but my home phone is in the telephone book and I refuse to pay to keep it out.

  5. mike // April 23, 2010 at 2:34 PM  

    I use my Google Voice account to direct callers like these directly to a "this number is no longer in service" message. This would work for you in this case since their caller ID is available and they're only calling from two numbers. I'd be happy to send you a Google Voice invite if you're interested.

  6. Single Guy Money // April 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

    @Angie: I got tired of them calling 10-15 times a day so I answered to ask them to stop calling.

    @Money Beagle: Tried that stategy too (answer and not say anything hoping they would get the point) but it didn't work.

    @Stalkermom: I haven't heard from them since! It works.

    @Mike: Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. I'd love a Google Voice invitation if you have it.

  7. Money Reasons // April 24, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

    What a nightmare!

    I'm glad you were able to outsmart them!

    I wonder if there is a way to report something like this so that they stop. If not, there should be!

  8. dreamfool // April 26, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

    I have heard someone put on some porn when the telemarketer calls. Try that next time if it happens again.

  9. Single Guy Money // April 26, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

    @dreamfool: Oh, that's a good idea. I might have to use that one next time (not saying I own any porn :0)

  10. Guy G. // April 27, 2010 at 1:39 AM  

    Great post.

    I man I was working with a few years ago had a great story about his kids getting fed up with telemarketers calling the house when they were on summer vacation. By the end, when the kids were asked if the Mr. or Mrs. were home, they put on an act and sadly told the person that they had died. After a couple seconds of silence on the other end, they'd just hang up.

    Good or what?

    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Flexo // April 27, 2010 at 7:07 PM  

    Are you on the Do Not Call list? I never pick up to answer a phone number I don't recognize. That's what voicemail is for.

  12. Unknown // April 30, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

    How rude!! I'm glad you finally found a way to get them to stop. We are getting lots of calls on one of our landlines that has not been given out to anyone, and is also on the Do Not Call registry so I understand a little of your frustration. But to get that many calls day after day, aggravating!!