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Old 01-04-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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This started this week on my cell phone. I'm getting calls from inmates in different areas

How are these people getting my number?
How do I stop it?

I just re-registered it on the Do Not Call registry. What else can I do?
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You can call the specific jail and request that no one be allowed to call your number but the only real way that I know of is to change it (your number)
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It sounds like someone wrote your number on the jail house wall. You know, for a good time call...

Maybe you got someone mad at you and that is his or her way of irritating you. My cell phone has a way to block incoming calls from specific numbers. I think the phone company will do the same thing for a home phone.

I have had the same cell phone number for 8 years now. I still get people calling for the last one to have my number, and it'* from the same # over and over. There are a lot of stupid people out there.
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Actually, you can call your phone company and have all collect calls blocked.
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Actually, you can call your phone company and have all collect calls blocked.
That sounds great. I didn't think about that. I'll give it a try, thanks

I got another this morning around 730am. All calls have been from different jails in my area.

Could a laps in my registration with the Do Not Call registry be the cause of this? I thought that only applied to telemarketers
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Whatever you do, do not lead them on!

*cue the JoyRide movie*
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Whatever you do, do not lead them on!

*cue the JoyRide movie*
That was a good movie andI have no intentions on taking any calls. I have just been hanging up on the recording.
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Actually, you can call your phone company and have all collect calls blocked.
That sounds great. I didn't think about that. I'll give it a try, thanks

I got another this morning around 730am. All calls have been from different jails in my area.

Could a laps in my registration with the Do Not Call registry be the cause of this? I thought that only applied to telemarketers
No. Collect calls have nothing to do with the registry.
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Whatever you do, do not lead them on!

*cue the JoyRide movie*
Wheres my sweet candycane....lol
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have had the same cell phone number for 8 years now. I still get people calling for the last one to have my number, and it'* from the same # over and over. There are a lot of stupid people out there.

Same here.

but if it wasn't for wrong numbers, I wouldn't get any calls.
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