I try really hard to keep my privacy at home. In particular, I hate phone calls from strangers. I keep my number unlisted, I require caller ID to call me, I'm on the Do Not Call registry. And yet, even so I get junk phone calls about four times a week to my home line.

This time around on the new number it's a promotion for Dish Network TV. No doubt it's not Dish themselves but some marketing affiliate. I don't care; they call me with a fake Caller ID once a day and I can't make it stop.

Even worse are the junk calls to my cell phone, almost always one of the car warranty scams. And then there's political calls. As near as I can tell all of these marketing calls are entirely illegal. Also, as near as I can tell there's no way to stop them.

  2008-09-17 21:59 Z