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Do you answer phone polls, or do you hang up?

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I used to always answer and I now have caller ID on my landline.

When I see PRIVATE around 6 pm, it is usually one of these nuisance calls, despite my registering with the DO NOT CALL registry. Apparently this only works in Australia.

Also I also get calls that are coming from OVERSEAS and now what I do is just pick up the phone and say nothing and eventually they hung up.

Only problem is the other day I had an overseas number showing an actual number and I picked up, and have a funny feeling it was a friend as I have a few who phone me from overseas!

Yes, answer to the question, I seem to be getting a lot of these lately.
Perhaps time to go back to DO NOT CALL site and re register.
by Finy
Charities are exempt from the Do Not Call Registry so you'll still get those, and the scam ones (the one I get most is the people claiming to be calling from "Windows Maitenence").
We get telemarketers sometimes around dinner time. If they ask about completing a phone poll, I just say No. I have never completed one.
I have too, could be something important...If I find it is a home-grown caller, then I say No wrong time and not interested.

If it is overseas, then I have some fun......and tell the ones that try to scam me, I know what they are doing and they hang up!....LOL
I must b one of the lucky ones! I do not get these calls at all! But I have had a Silent Number for more years than I can remember, so I may be rather hard to find!! The only people who have my number are those who I have personally shared it with, i.e. my family and my friends!
I really don't like receiving phone calls at dinner time, I find it an intrusion, even if someone's at the door.
I haven't had many and the older I get the less I feel inclined to answer calls from numbers I don't recognise. I have actually got a caller barred at the moment. If I do get the odd call that I have answered for some reason . . . the telemarker/scammer gets a time out in the empty washing machine. *evil chuckle*
by Rice
I now wait for the answering machine if I know them I pick up, easy, problem solved .
You are so lucky, Flaga, if people leave messages !!! Some of my friends and family do, but a lot don't. Older people especially tell me they don't like talking into machines. It frustrates me when people don't leave a message. I cant be home 24 hours a day to answer the phone. HMM !!!
by Lluxi
No I have never had these calls. Maybe its because I only have a mobile phone and I don't have a landline
by AJ
I once had a job doing telephone surveys. They actually make calls all day (we used to do it between 9am and 8pm), but the early evening is when people are most likely to answer the phone because they're home then. If I have time I do the survey because I know what it's like doing that job. If I don't I'll ask them to call back another time (you can ask for a specific time that's more convenient). If I'm really busy I just don't answer the phone and check my messages later.

I always answer my phone but I have never actually received a phonecall from anyone running a poll.
No , Do not answer house phone......
No, Thank heavens, we hadn't had any phone polls for 2/3 years, because we were given a change of phone No, we didn't ask for. We insisted on keeping the No we'd had since 1979, but was told, " No that wasn't possible" Then our original landline No was given to someone else.
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