Evelyn Tileston: Stop the unwanted calls

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To the editor:

Is there any way in the world to get rid of these unwanted, unimportant, undesirable, unethical and unprofessional robo-calls?

Someone please tell us all how to do this. If it isn’t Rachel from “card services,” it’s some nearly hyisterical man trying to sell me a LifeLine so I won’t die in a home accident.

“Just press 5 to be removed from the list.” Fat chance. I have pressed 5 until my finger is numb. He’s still calling. I have pressed 1 to try to tell Rachel that my credit cards are all paid up and to please stop calling. She (or it) just hangs up and then calls me the next day or the next hour, or in the middle of dinner. It’s enough to make me want to rip out my telephone.

Colorado Legislature, can you help?

Evelyn Tileston

Craig

Comments

freethinker 1 year, 5 months ago

I once got through to the next level (I guess), asking that Rachel stop calling since I can't afford to pay them any interest at all and therefore pay off the card every month. I got an extremely rude and mildly profane man who screamed at me for awhile, and Rachel kept right on calling.

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someguy 1 year, 4 months ago

Check this out for more info: http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/departments/consumer_protection/no_call

If they keep calling, sue them until they stop: Under the Colorado No-Call Law, businesses that contact telephone, fax or wireless numbers registered with the No-Call List may be violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, unless the call falls within a statutory exemption. Consumers have private remedies, such as a small claims court action, under the No-Call Law, and may recover a minimum of $500 per violation.

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