Solicitation calls -- from a phone company--Best Way to Make it Stop??
June 26, 2014 10:35 PM Subscribe
Verizon is calling me from three or four similar numbers all starting with 213-223-87XX.
They do not leave messages. I found out it was Verizon by calling these numbers on a blocked phone at work. How to stop this? More info inside....
posted by calgirl to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
I've been receiving phone calls, but no voice messages, from three or four phone numbers starting with 213-223-87XX.
I called from a blocked line and I was answered with an automated request to give them "the ten digit number where we tried to reach you..."
I waited for a human and they answered..."Verizon Wireless!"
The person said they needed my phone number if I wanted them to figure out why they were calling me. S/He said that Verizon was probably trying to reach a customer who used to have my phone number. BUT I've had this number for 20 years...and I am with another carrier.
So I vaguely threatened them with reporting the company and I refused to give them my number.
Question to the group: Can I really resolve this by providing my phone number--or does that just give them information that there is a live person answering my phone?
Bonus points to anyone who has insider information on the inner workings of Verizon!