Every time I get a call from a # I don't recognize, I cruse all the forums to determine who called. 95% of the calls are scams and the others are cell phones (some legit). I get a lot of calls as I have a business at home. I get many calls a week between the business and home phone, not to mention all the junk faxes. I too have had my numbers on the DNCList since it's inception. What gets me when I read all these different forums, is how many people ask how to stop it, and the only good answer so far is the Panasonic (phone block). I have 2 sets, one for each phone line. They block 30 numbers and I had those filled in the first month! So phone block works but 30 numbers is not enough. I wonder why Panasonic (or others) don't allow for a lot more?
I am always searching the net for blocking devices. There are a few, but in Canada they cost $100.00 or more (for a good one). If paying that is worth it to stop this garbage, then get one. I would need 2 - one for each phone line. Then last week I found the site - PhoneTray.com and got excited. You need a computer that you can leave running all the time, but for me, thats OK - I have one that runs all the time. But even if I didn't, I would buy a used one on line for $75.00 and dedicate it as part of my "Kill the scammers program" because nobody else is stepping up to stop this for us. Once you have the old computer, get the software and the Modem package from PhoneTray ($80.00) and install it on your phone line and block 1200 calls including complete area codes and more.
Well this sounds wonderful and in a week I will be getting mine in the mail and can't wait to try it. If it works well, the software can handle 2 phone lines so I will get the second modem for $25.00 for my other line and that's it for the scummy scammers.
I've invested in a lot of things in my life. Most were good but some were not. I think that this is a small investment to take back that part of my life that these jerks have picked away at.
Don't wait for the phone companys to do anything - they are making money off these guys - and the government and their DNCList, like always, is just lipstick on a pig. If there is any interest, I will let you know in a couple of weeks if this new investment is worth it.