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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by velochic View Post
He gave me his number and told me to keep him updated,
If it's his home number (which I'm sure it's not), then call him right after every call at 4 a.m.

Actually, I'd be tempted to call and leave him a voicemail after every call - so he can see how many you are actually getting.
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by caro113 View Post
. I finally started saying he died. They stopped calling.
We used to have a guy that would call each and every Saturday night around 9, drunk, asking for Terry. He would insist that she lived there, on and on. WOuldn't take no for an answer. And he called for months.

Finally, dh told him that he was sorry, but Terry got very sick and died.

He stopped calling.
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ann-Marita View Post
Even worse, if it was someone they knew from school, they would "take the order," then call the pizza parlor and order something entirely different, like extra anchovies and mushrooms, to be delivered to that house.
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by velochic View Post
In the past 4 months or so, we've been getting really annoying phone calls. Where we live is quite convenient to the airport and our town has, over the past decade, sprouted up with dozens of warehouse facilities. One of these is for Amazon. They must have recently changed some phone numbers because we are now getting phone calls VERY early in the morning (like 4am) on through to the late morning... the employees are calling in sick, the schools are asking where the children are, people are looking for references. Ultimately, it boils down to the fact that they have not ONE but TWO phone numbers that is only 1 digit off of ours. I am SOOOO tired of the phone waking everyone up at 4am just to hear some hungover eejit try to convince me he's sick and won't be in to work, while I try to convince him THIS IS NOT AMAZON, CALL THE CORRECT FRICKING NUMBER!!

I actually drove to the warehouse and spent an entire hour trying to find the place, the right entrance, and the right person to talk to. I managed to track down their number through my local Chamber of Commerce because the number was nowhere to be found, including directory assistance (which I paid $2 for anyway ), the internet, and even Amazon.com. While the manager was sympathetic, he was really no help.

In a nutshell, they said that they can't guarantee that the calls will stop. I've had the same phone number for about 15 years. I wonder if it's worth it to change the number. I doubt that I have any other options.

Thoughts?
This is one reason I don't keep my phone in my bedroom. We have one phone near our front door.
post #25 of 33
Nothing as bad as yours, but I've had people give out my cell phone number as theirs a couple of times. I'd get multiple calls from different people all asking for some guy I've never heard of. After the first couple, in addition to telling the callers that they had the wrong number, I started asking them to tell the guy that he was giving out the wrong number. The calls stopped a couple of days later. I wonder if it would help, especially with the Amazon employees, if you asked the callers to tell whoever gave them the number that it's wrong. I wouldn't necessarily flip out on them, but I'd tell them I was really, really peeved and that I would really appreciate it if they'd help me put a stop to the calls.

Catherine
post #26 of 33
I don't think changing your number would help...there's still no guarantee you won't get wrong numbers for someone else. Esp. b/c a lot of people change their number when they start getting debt collectors calling and the phone companies turn over #s at a quick pace. I know from experience...

A friend of mine in high school had a very similar # to the local time and temp # and got calls all the time. When told they had the wrong # some still had he audacity to ask them what time it was!
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by Irishmommy View Post
If it's his home number (which I'm sure it's not), then call him right after every call at 4 a.m.

Actually, I'd be tempted to call and leave him a voicemail after every call - so he can see how many you are actually getting.
if it's not his home number, *find* his home number and start calling after every call you receive. seriously.
post #28 of 33
It could be worse. The daughter of the people we bought our house from has moved back to our area, and is using our address as her home address. We've had collection calls (they've looked up our phone number by her last known address), mail, and the police on our doorstep looking for her.
post #29 of 33
This stinks. My parents had a number very similar to the local movie theater. We used to get calls all the time for show times and pricing. My mom gave up telling them they had reached the wrong number and just kept the listings by the phone. Anytime someone called, she would give them the information.
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by earthmama369 View Post
I'd start by turning the ringer volume down on the phone at night and recording a message that makes it very clear that the number callers have reached is NOT Amazon. If the phone calls don't drop off after a month or two of that, then yes, I'd probably look into changing my number.
I agree.
post #31 of 33
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Originally Posted by velochic View Post
OK, I didn't know if I should mention it or not, but... thing is... I'm also a LLL leader. I have caller ID, but I never know when it's a legit call, KWIM?

ARGH! It's so frustrating. What to do, what to do. I can hold out for a few more months, but I can't turn off the ringer.
I've known Leaders who let the machine get most of their calls, and have a message on the machine saying when they are available to return calls. And I know that quite a few Leaders don't answer the phone after they go to bed, and may have their ringers off on their bedroom phones. So it's not really that unusual, though I understand that you might not feel that comfortable doing that.
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by velochic View Post
When I went in to talk to the HR manager, ... He gave me his number and told me to keep him updated, but I guess I need to at least give him the benefit of the doubt that he is going to address the issue.
So, why not pass his number along to every person that calls you. Perhaps he will get fed up and get the problem fixed.
post #33 of 33
I would try to ride it out. Every time someone called in sick I would get their name and report it to the HR guy (as well as tell them it's a wrong number) so maybe he can trace it back.

Another weird phone number coincidence. My in-laws live in Alaska. My MIL has lived there her whole life as has her mother, and hers before that. We live in CO. Their phone number is 907-###-####. Our local hospitals main line is 970-###-####. They get calls all the time from worried family members. Their answering machine is You have reached *****, Alaska, not ****, CO
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