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      08-18-2020, 09:07 AM   #23
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Scammers are basically closing my business. I run a legitimate survey polling firm and response rates have plummeted in the past 18 months because of the scammers. We do a lot of work with farmers who are quite interested in giving their 2c on the products they use but getting through to them has been hellish.
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I hate them with a passion and frankly I blame the fucking people who buy/fall for their shit. I mean someone has to be sending them $$ or they would stop.

On my business line I get 1-2 calls every single day from the same assholes telling me that my google listing is about to expire or some shit. Every single day. I have answered and told them I know very well how google works and a. my listing is not expiring or whatever bs they are claiming and b. I could set it up completely free since google does not charge for that. They hang up and call again 5 min later from another number. I have reported them more times than I care to remember. Nothing.

On my personal line I get a ton of political text and the number of people who have apparently moved next to my house and wish to make me a cash offer is insane. Who would of thought all of my neighbors were sleazy real-estate investors.
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      08-18-2020, 10:49 AM   #25
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I'm seeing an increase on my personal phone, as well as work phone. WTF
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I'm getting a lot more spam calls, lots of campaign shite and also some covid surveys etc.
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      08-18-2020, 01:11 PM   #27
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COVID surveys may be me! Actually if you've been invited to take part in free testing it is me 'cos we have been dialing Orange County.
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COVID surveys may be me! Actually if you've been invited to take part in free testing it is me 'cos we have been dialing Orange County.
So you're a bot?
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We do IVR and use real agents, mostly real agents as IVR has atrocious response rates. And for something like booking people for a free covid test, yeah that needs real people.
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Wait, this IS the conspiracy thread, right????
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I'm getting a lot more spam calls, lots of campaign shite and also some covid surveys etc.
The political call guarantee that I will not vote for them...stupid.
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I received a call from one of my contractors this morning. I'll be damned if it wasn't a recording talking about my vehicles extended warranty. Coincidence that the number cloned was a number I have saved in my phone, or do these bastards have new tactics?

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Heads up we will be crushing upper NY state and Utah this next 7 days.
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Back when we had a land line and actual people actually called, I would adopt a super sleezy voice and ask them what they were wearing. That usually ended the call pronto! These days I just don’t answer. If its someone I know calling from an unknown number they’ll leave a message.
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Heads up we will be crushing upper NY state and Utah this next 7 days.
Maybe you're a good guy, maybe you're not. But with all due respect, companies like yours should be out of business and sued to the max for harassment, tortious interference, and emotional distress. If I wanted to be contacted by you, I would have let you know. If I wanted to respond to a survey or post my opinions, I would do it online like I'm doing now.

You invade my privacy, whether it's my phone or my home, I'll do everything to protect myself and my family. Seriously, how hard is it to find a new line of work?
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Maybe you're a good guy, maybe you're not. But with all due respect, companies like yours should be out of business and sued to the max for harassment, tortious interference, and emotional distress. If I wanted to be contacted by you, I would have let you know. If I wanted to respond to a survey or post my opinions, I would do it online like I'm doing now.

You invade my privacy, whether it's my phone or my home, I'll do everything to protect myself and my family. Seriously, how hard is it to find a new line of work?
Web polling is too small a universe for accurate results and if we just interviewed folks who ask to be interviewed we are going to get a pretty serious skew in results.
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Thankfully my operator (T-Mobile) launched a free phone scam blocker.
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Web polling is too small a universe for accurate results and if we just interviewed folks who ask to be interviewed we are going to get a pretty serious skew in results.
Either way, if people have not consented or opted in, that's an invasion of privacy, harassment, emotional distress, and tortious interference of whatever else they are doing. I think everyone in the US would be more than happy not to have poll results (which are frequently wrong anyway) if it meant no more spam calls.
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That's the softest thing I have ever read ..."emotional distress". Spare me. It's a phone call.
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