That's not going to helptitaniumtux wrote: ↑Jan 26th, 2018 10:49 pmAside the inbound call filtering or changing your number, there's not much you can do.
What I'd recommend is to try the following tricks:
Hopefully by annoying their diallers they'll give up on you.
- Answer the call, greet them as if they won a cruise ticket, asking them for their age and credit card number
- Answer the call, rather than talking, play a recording from a speaker (separate device) that says "the number you have dialed is not in service"
- Pick up the call, put the call on speaker, and carry on with other trivial activities (watch a movie, sing in the shower, drink your preferred hot or cold beverage of choice, get some work done)
- Recycle the cruise ship tickets example with a dating agency, fortune telling service, online casino, etc.
I used to get cruise ship calls until I mirrored their questions (their age and credit card number), and they quickly gave up.
Most of these callers are using auto dialers over VoIP. If someone answers a call, the auto dialer usually hunts for an agent. That is why you hear silence until an agent gets on the call
No one sold your number. Most of these companies pick an area code, an exchange and just dial the 10,000 numbers in that exchange.
416 555 0000 - 416 555 9999