(09-28-2016 06:15 PM)GrammaBear Wrote: Today I received yet another telemarketer call from the same phone number. Yesterday, the same company called three times, the day before that they called twice. Today I just picked up the phone, recognized the number, didn't say a word and laid the phone down on the table in front of me where the TV was blaring a "commercial", then I rattled a plastic bag next to the phone. Have no idea if that discourages them or not, but I would really like these calls to stop.
Well, if you really want to get rid of them, here is the law - ask them to remove you from their calling list.
Then record every time they call after that and find a good lawyer willing to work for a percentage.
Then sue them. I believe the federal law states that you can sue for $500 per call after you ask them to take you off their calling list. There have been numerous cases where people were awarded multiple thousands of dollars. But you have to be specific and say please take me off your call list.
Also, register for the do not call list -
Government Do Not Call Registry
And finally NEVER agree to be contacted by anyone when you visit a site or register a product or any other form of contact with a company, the law states that if you have a business relationship with a company they or their representatives can contact you. Until you specifically revoke that permission by telling them to take you off their call list.
That will NOT affect the "Microsoft Tech Support" calls from India. Those are not Microsoft and our outside our legal system.