Spam prevention
Rainmaker
503,567
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I get 5-10 of these a day.  I usually just hang up ... on my cell I block the calls into spam -- where they belong.

Jan 17, 2017 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,750,179
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

these have been driving me crazy.  I feel like I should just stop answering the phone unless I recognize the person.

Jan 17, 2017 06:25 PM
Ambassador
4,756,318
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The do not call list only harms and effects honest businesses, the scammers, politicians and fake non profits are all immune.

Jan 18, 2017 02:56 AM
Rainmaker
686,309
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

YEA, "Julie" calls me every day several times, always from a different number i have not blocked yet and always a new state.

Jan 18, 2017 12:19 AM
Ambassador
2,847,151
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Completely and totally ignored would be my take.  I keep adding "Autoreject" numbers to my phone from all the student loan/credit card/energy savings companies that do whatever they want.  Amazing how "Sarah" can work in Ohio, Louisiana, Nevada, Michigan, etc., all at the same time.

Jan 18, 2017 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,591,146
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I get those calls also - mostly at home but also on my cell. Yes, there is a do no call list but lots of people call anyway. They sometimes start with, "I'm not selling anything" as a way to get around the DNC issue. 

Jan 18, 2017 03:12 AM
Rainmaker
513,297
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

i got at least 6 calls from the same company in one day and I tild them twice to put me on their do not call list.  So evidently not working.

Jan 17, 2017 07:16 PM
Ambassador
4,252,321
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I get them daily, too, usually 3 - 5. I don't think the DNC list means anything these days. I am blocking numbers all the time

Jan 17, 2017 07:15 PM
Ambassador
1,706,708
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The problem is the messages are automated and they switch phone numbers.

Jan 17, 2017 07:11 PM
Ambassador
3,207,897
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Those calls can only get through one time to me...I label the caller SPAM never to answer again. I will not jeopardize legitimate callers because of the robo callers.

Jan 17, 2017 07:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,048,681
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I just block all unwanted calls on my cell & home #'s.

Jan 17, 2017 06:37 PM
Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Apparantly not! I get them as well in English and Spanish all day. The robos drive me nuts!

Jan 18, 2017 04:10 AM
Rainmaker
5,883,749
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nothing stops them.

Jan 18, 2017 03:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,402,831
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Paul that is why we have answering machines... Endre

Jan 17, 2017 11:35 PM
Ambassador
1,615,582
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Who enforces the do not call list?

Jan 18, 2017 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,481,908
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It is still there.  I don't know anyone who was ever fined for violation.

Jan 18, 2017 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,618,650
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes if you can believe it. I checked to be sure that my cell #'s were DNC & it still keeps happening. Press 1 if you wish to be taken off the list .....

My VM just made it easier to block this bozos with a quick swipe. Blocks texts too in case they go that route next.

Jan 18, 2017 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,182,981
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There is but not followed. They manipulate the caller ID so you can block that number and the next day they call under a different number and even different state. I get them every day. I have tried playing along an dhave fond most calls ae from Pakistan and you can get them angry when you play along and turn the tide on them

Jan 18, 2017 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Fortunately I do not

Jan 18, 2017 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,229,347
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Apparently not Paul

Jan 18, 2017 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,494,169
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I think there is, but somehow no one cares. I just immediately block thos calls right after both for calling and leaving messages.

Jan 18, 2017 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,279,428
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

My husband and I have been wondering the same thing.

Jan 24, 2017 05:24 PM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - I just block that number on my cell phone.

Jan 22, 2017 11:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,383,064
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If there is, no one heeds this anymore.  I get many robo calls.

Jan 19, 2017 03:24 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There just is not a good reporting system or follow through

Jan 18, 2017 08:43 PM
Ambassador
2,209,980
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I use to not get any calls...I still get very few. I was on a list. It must still have some power, because I don't get that many sales calls. 

Parked and reading. 

Jan 18, 2017 07:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,306,592
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There is but it is not enforced on small timers.  I recently went through a very long (15-20 minute) process to report ADT.  After all that, I got brushed off by the FCC.  If you look at their site, they show you who they prosecute.  Because litigation is costly and they have limited resources, they only go after 20 or so "big fish" each year who are committing sales fraud (such as pharmacutical and stock fraud).  The liklihood of them going after "Bob's Promotional Products, Inc." for spam calling you or the local solar company for using a robo dialer is well... lets just say a snowball has a better chance in Hades.

Jan 18, 2017 07:16 PM
Rainmaker
3,960,121
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I do not feel the list means a thing! I get 3-5 a day on my cell!

Jan 18, 2017 05:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,476,028
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Well there is but I get calls also and I am on the list.

 

Jan 18, 2017 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jan 18, 2017 01:15 PM
Rainmaker
2,886,061
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No on cares or respects the list.  I get on average 5 robo and spam calls per day. I just got one.  I pick up the phone ... mute my phone ... and let the person keep talking to their self - because I do not speak. When they finally hang up ... I hang up. 

Jan 18, 2017 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,921,215
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I am assuming ROBO's cannot read, so we just block them.  We have even changed our main number which has helped. A

Jan 18, 2017 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
563,217
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

The bulk of my received phone calls are some form of telemarketing -

Jan 18, 2017 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It still exists in your country.

Jan 18, 2017 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
5,388,650
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I, too, get calls all the time....if there is a list, no one pays attention to it!!!

Jan 18, 2017 08:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There is, but it's not enforced.

Jan 18, 2017 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,411,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington These calls are never ending. I block them, but they just have more numbers to call again.

Jan 18, 2017 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
881,609
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

There is but it is not working - what I have started to do and works really, really well - is wait for the caller to say something then I respond....

"Hi, what was your name again?... Well [name] are you aware that I am on the DNC? If you call me one more time I will be reporting your business to the FCC in violation to the DNC laws - do you understand?"

This has been working incredibly well recently

The DNC is garbage now IMO

Jan 18, 2017 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,592,130
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sure, but try and get this current Justice Department to enforce all the laws on the books. Ain't gonna happen and the spammers know it.

Jan 18, 2017 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,482,006
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Constantly.  After they call once, I can block them.  Does that ever work?  I guess it must or they wouldn't do it???

Jan 18, 2017 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
821,950
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

DNC still applies to landlines. However, there are many ways to legally make the call. Do you still have a landline that you answer?

Cells on DNC must be renewed every few years.

I have found, if I listen to the end of the message an option is presented to 'remove me from call list' that has proven to be effective. Haven't received a 'collage loan payoff' call in months.

Along with turn the clock back, replace smoke detector battiereis one can add, update DNC registry as a stay in touch service.

 

Jan 18, 2017 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,557,820
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The systems in place need some teeth...

Jan 18, 2017 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,637,425
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes - it is the robo call list!

Jan 18, 2017 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
3,676,343
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

These calls do seem to be a regular part of most days.   

Jan 18, 2017 06:02 AM