Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Telephones: Blessing Or Curse?
I thought being listed on the Do Not Call Registry was supposed to prevent calls like these (and this is a sample from one day):
"Do not hang up. This is an important message about..."
"This is ### calling about your credit card. There is no problem with your current card, but..."
"The FBI tells us there are ### break-ins every day. We're offering a home security..."
If you dig deeper into information about the Do Not Call Registry, though, you find that, although the government doesn't prosecute all reported offenders, they are gathering the information into a database. Although there is information out there on how to get off individual calling lists, some calls still get through. Caller ID helps, but sometimes calls I want are from "blocked numbers." I tell you, it's frustrating.
How about you? When balancing the convenience of phone communication with the volume of unsolicited junk calls, how are things stacking up at your house? I'd like to know.
(photo via freedigitalphotos.net)