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....
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!