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Joseph Z
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For this year alone, I've been receiving calls from someone speaking in Spanish, but it seemed to be an automated telemarketer system.

I attempted to find the number on phone directories, but the number has never been in use. Just know the number is 3152039876, but the operator says "please check the number and try your call again."

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One of my friends got a message on his cell in Spanish a few months ago (but he assumed it was just a wrong number.)

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I really hate one-eyed flying purple people eaters! I mean, seriously! They're all like, "I like to eat people, I'm purple, I fly and I have one eye!"-We've Got Mail!

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Yeah, I got something in Spanish too...

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I've been having the same thing. They have been calling my cell for the past three Saturdays. I don't speak spanish (at least not enough to buy a timeshare) so I didn't stop to think they were telemarketers.

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I've been getting the same calls about once a week for a month. The calls I get are a recording because I answered it once and tried to speak to it as annoyingly as possible but the damned thing ignored me.

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Joseph Z
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I know the cuss words in spanish. I may return the favor until they answer next time they call me when I'm eating my dinner.

If they understand english, I'll say "harassment" and report them to the do-not-call authorities.

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Joseph Z

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I haven't gotten any Spanish calls, but I get a lot of wrong numbers in general. If I was to get a message in Spanish, I probably wouldn't think it was a telemarketer, unless it sounded like a computer generated voice like some of the messages are.

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Joseph Z
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quote:

Dear Joseph,

Thank you for contacting Verizon Wireless through our website. My name is April, and I am happy to assist you regarding an unwanted caller.

Joseph, I am sorry that you are receiving repeated calls from an unwanted caller.

However, the Wireless Industry does not have the ability to block specific numbers from calling your wireless phone at this time. If you continue to receive unwanted calls that you do not recognize, we do offer the option of changing your wireless number.

If you decide to change your number, we would need to speak with you directly. This will give us the ability to assist you in programming your phone with your new telephone number. Please call our Customer Service Department at 800-922-0204 from a land-based phone to process your request.

Please have your wireless phone charged and available when calling. There will be a $15 Processing Fee to change your number. Joseph, while the information I have given you is general, please note the following information below.

The last four digits of the Social Security Number provided in your e-mail do not correspond with what is listed on your account. For your protection, I am required to ensure that your account has been verified before I can discuss any account-specific information or process any service changes.

We appreciate you taking the time to contact us, and thank you for choosing Verizon Wireless. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please reply to this e-mail.

Sincerely,

April
Verizon Wireless
Customer Service

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If you have received this e-mail in error or are not the intended recipient, please notify us immediately by replying to this e-mail and deleting it and all copies and backups thereof. If you are the intended recipient and are a Verizon Wireless customer, this response is subject to the terms of your Customer Agreement.



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quote:
Originally posted by Joseph Z:
For this year alone, I've been receiving calls from someone speaking in Spanish, but it seemed to be an automated telemarketer system.

I attempted to find the number on phone directories, but the number has never been in use. Just know the number is 3152039876, but the operator says "please check the number and try your call again."

consumerist

this might help

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It was true, but it should stop now.

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