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Progressive dog

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42. I simply don't answer my phone
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 11:10 PM
Nov 2023

if I don't recognize the number. If it's important they'll leave a message. That works with all unwanted calls.
I do get lots of mail about MA plans and usually discard them without reading. I do read the changes to my MA plan and have already used CMS.gov to compare plans for next year.

I'm retired and I don't get any of these calls that I know of, Ocelot II Nov 2023 #1
I do not answer my calls unless I know the number either rurallib Nov 2023 #9
I get a lot but not that many. Probatim Nov 2023 #2
That is one of hobbies. multigraincracker Nov 2023 #7
I use various accents. Probatim Nov 2023 #13
I speak a language homegirl Nov 2023 #34
And I thought I got a lot of these calls gratuitous Nov 2023 #3
Totally agree vapor2 Nov 2023 #37
Jeez, we get four in one morning and I get pissed off. Condolences, sir. You're right about needing a crackdown. RussellCattle Nov 2023 #4
HO... LY... SHIT! In ONE DAY?! Grown2Hate Nov 2023 #5
Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental services to add to Part A & B, death benefits, etc. TheBlackAdder Nov 2023 #17
I get about 8 to 10 a day. Irish_Dem Nov 2023 #6
India is cracking down on the scammers, but it's like wack-a-mole. Archae Nov 2023 #8
If you answer these calls, you will get more. Earth-shine Nov 2023 #10
I do the same and rarely ever get a call. nt doc03 Nov 2023 #14
I tried that for weeks, and no luck. The problem is, I work from home and I have callers all over the US. TheBlackAdder Nov 2023 #18
It would take more than a few weeks for junk calls to subside. Earth-shine Nov 2023 #21
That must be why. I'm in my 70's and get next to none. scipan Nov 2023 #22
Probably explains it. Especially if you own a business LeftInTX Nov 2023 #41
You can try using really, really foul language leftstreet Nov 2023 #36
When you have spare time to kill.... (Entertainment value only) keithbvadu2 Nov 2023 #11
I'm retired and have never gotten such a call. CanonRay Nov 2023 #12
I'm not that popular LeftInTX Nov 2023 #15
My service, T-Mobile, grumpyduck Nov 2023 #16
If you sign up for Traildogbob Nov 2023 #19
I did not know, but now that I read it on DU will buy a turkey weekly. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #28
Zero For Us ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #20
Ask them what city they're calling from. Qutzupalotl Nov 2023 #23
How's your car warranty doing? Hassin Bin Sober Nov 2023 #24
i was in my apartment complex elevator and one of those came over the elevators AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #47
. Hassin Bin Sober Nov 2023 #51
I only accept calls from people in my address book. totodeinhere Nov 2023 #25
You may not like to do this, but I had a similar reality as yours. chouchou Nov 2023 #26
I'm getting 6-10 a day dickthegrouch Nov 2023 #27
I agree. I use NoMoRobo and don't get many calls (knock on wood) and block those I get. NT spooky3 Nov 2023 #40
I don't answer any calls that I don't have in MOMFUDSKI Nov 2023 #29
It's difficult to do that ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #32
"Your mailbox is full." OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #30
I know this will sound extreme ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #31
Get a new cell phone number from another area code. Mariana Nov 2023 #33
Just get rid of the land line. You don't need it if you have a cell phone. GoodRaisin Nov 2023 #45
My phone alerts me "probably scammer" before I pick up .where the contact would be noted if they where in my contacts Demovictory9 Nov 2023 #35
Anyone calling from India is a dead givaway Polybius Nov 2023 #38
Yesterday vapor2 Nov 2023 #39
I simply don't answer my phone Progressive dog Nov 2023 #42
I do same thing mostly except Tree Lady Nov 2023 #50
I get about 30 calls a day. LiberalFighter Nov 2023 #43
What happens when you just don't answer? GoodRaisin Nov 2023 #44
a friend of mine gets 200 hundered a day, yes 200 hundred a day and this aint satire or exageration. AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #46
I get 40 or 50 a week. Worst is when you do answer and other end is blank. mackdaddy Nov 2023 #48
It's happening and has been for some time now Warpy Nov 2023 #49
I got 8 or 9 calls that caller id labeled as scams LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #52
I don't answer the phone, ever! usonian Nov 2023 #53
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