Re: Another tip I learned from another list


You can always inform the people in your life that you always let phone calls go to voicemail or your answering machine. If they know this, they will leave a message and expect you to call them back. No big deal.


On Jun 21, 2019, at 5:46 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

Before I had an answering machine with caller ID, I let all calls be answered by the answering machine so I could hear who the caller was.  Now that I have caller iD, I answer calls from numbers I know if I'm close enough to the machine to make it convenient before the machine answers.  But voice mail, without an answering machine is worthless except as a failsafe if your answering machine has problems.  I don't think people should let solicitors interrupt what they are doing and if you answer, you may get more calls because they now know that you may answer such calls.
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Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another tip I learned from another list

There is no way I can tell the phone number unless it goes to voice mail and
leaves a message.  Pam.

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From: Victor
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another tip I learned from another list

If you get a phone call and you do not recognize the phone number, let it go
to voicemail! Just because the phone rings, that does not mean you need to
answer it. If they leave a voicemail and it sounds suspicious, it probably
is suspicious!

Take every precaution and screening your phone calls! I did not know about
call protect until someone mentioned it on this list a while ago. I
downloaded the app. We will see how well it works. I do not currently get
many spam calls, but I do get a few and T-Mobile seems to protect me from
them. I always get a warning saying scam likely when those types of calls
come in.

If you think the phone call was intended for someone else, leave it alone. I’m
sure they will eventually call the person they intended to call if it is

Just my thoughts,

> On Jun 20, 2019, at 4:51 PM, Sharon Hooley <shooley42@...> wrote:
> It's gotten to the point that if someone supposedly from a legitimate
> business asks a question that you would respond with a   yes-type reply,
> even a simple one like "Can you hear me okay?"  Say nothing and hang up.
> These thieves can use your recorded answer!  Even better, like you said,
> don't even answer  directly.
> Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids?  Visit

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