Why I Love Caller ID

I don’t think this is opportunity calling….

From 567-area code (Ohio)

Anyone want to talk to Mr. Scam?


70 thoughts on “Why I Love Caller ID

      1. Sorry it took me so long to reply, but I was watching television. 🙂 What? No cable? You mean you can’t watch FOX NOISE…oops, I meant News? That’s why I’m still so fair and balanced even though I watch TV all the time.

  1. joneagle66

    just think if we didn’t have caller ID we would have to answer the phone and listen to the things they are selling then hang up. with caller ID we can answer then hang up or you can just ignore it all together

    1. five minutes? if i some how accidentaly (sometimes on purpose) answer it they don’t get a chance to get past their first sentence. they get it, then they get the boot! haha, fun shit!

  2. That is awesome! I have been adding spam numbers that call me on my cell into my address book as “Do Not Answer,” and I turned of the ringer for them. That way they will never bug me!

    ❤ Milieu

  3. I do not know how it works in the US, but in Germany there is the option for the caller to disable caller-id for his number—and corporations, telemarketers, and the like tend to do so. (Presumably, because they want to direct all incoming calls through the official hotlines or not be reachable at all.)

    On the upside, this can actually be used as a semi-reliable heuristic: If the number is not shown, then do not answer. (The downside of the upside is, obviously, that legitimate callers may be excluded too.)

  4. cw

    HOLY CRAP – THAT IS FANTABULOUS!!!!! damn shame the number didn’t show – then you could blast it through cyberspace and alert the masses that that particular number is a SCAM!!!!! ;):)
    TRULY AWESOME!!!:):):)

    1. The number did show, but when I googled 564 area code, I found a slew of numbers that have complaints. Oddly, I received two calls on my CELL today from 561 area code (same geographical area) and when I answered, all I heard was people talking. Not to me, but like someone had left the phone off the hook. I hung up and they called back immediately.

      I figure that if it says PHONE SCAM, it’s not likely to be Opportunity in disguise.

  5. Oh boy, Mr. Scam calls me practically every day and he just doesn’t get the hint when I don’t answer! lol The newest thing they seem to be doing now is when you answer, the phone rings and they answer as if YOU called THEM!! They’re playing with my mind I tell ya. xoxo

  6. Hee hee..you are the silliest!

    Here I am commenting..haven’t done this in a while,though I have been reading your great blog.
    You sure are getting quite the following, word of your great sense of humor is getting around.
    Soon I will see your posts only in the finest Newspapers!

    1. Believe it or not, I got a similar call on my cellphone today! It didn’t say Phone Scam, so I answered. It was as if someone had left the phone off the hook–unintelligible noises in the background. You don’t think they’re implanting subliminal messages in my inner ear to make me dance naked on Main Street, do you?

  7. ahhahaha! that’s awesome.

    we just leave the phone on silent and unless someone we know leaves a message we don’t pick up the phone!

    we figure if its an emergency they can leave a message or reach one of us on our cell phones.

  8. Birdie

    area code 402 has been calling me a lot, I think it is Nebraska–home of the call centers?? who knew. One turned out to be a charity, but when I turned them down they continued to call. So, I answered to tell them, this is not nice. They said they would remove me; two hours later another 402 area code with a different set of Letters “I. N. C.” I was really ticked! I answered and just listened and it is people talking in the background because it IS a call center.
    I said “who is calling, please.” The woman asked “is this was the Mr. Birdie residence?”
    I said,” I can’t tell you that until you tell me who you are.”
    “Well,” she replied, “I am not going to do that.” and hung up. Very effective marketing methinks.

  9. cradledonthewaves

    I’ve been getting calls four – five times a day for the past few weeks. It never says the name… just the number. Frustrating! I never answer… If only they all just identified themselves as “Phone Scam” life would be much easier… lol

  10. The Perfectly Imperfect One

    I never answer numbers I don’t know. I wish my phone would just send all numbers I don’t know to voicemail, and I can check it later (never). Love the pic! Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  11. ...yliram...

    I just want to say, I saw your blog on Freshly Pressed and nearly passed out. You name sounds just like mine, except my mother decided to spell it Marily.

    Cool peoples Club Rule #1: Have same name.


  12. Oh, but some of those are so much fun to answer at a business. We used to get telemarketers where I worked, and 3 or 4 of us would pass it off to each other. One would say: “Can I help you?” (We listen to their spiel) “Of course, let me put right through. Hold please.” We’d put them on hold for about 5 minutes then let the next employee pick up. “Thank you for holding, can I help you? Yes of course, I’ll get him right away.” [They go back on hold] We’d pass it on to each other and see just how long they’d stay on the line before they gave up.

  13. I don’t need to see Mr Scammer’s name to know not to pick up, for me I don’t pick up with any phone number I don’t know. Or weird area code that is in Mr. Scammer’s area.

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