TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular Phone Harassment from '555-555-1212'

Cellular Phone Harassment from '555-555-1212'

Dale Showers (
Tue, 12 Apr 2005 12:31:24 PDT

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I received a phone call from Mr. Showers
earlier today asking if I could be of any help on this. I had no
specific answers for him, and suggested he put his problem before
the readers. He is not telecom-literate, but was annoyed enough by
this problem he took the trouble to look me up in a Google search
and see if I could help him. PAT]

Dear Mr. Townson:

I have been receiving calls on my cell phone and the caller id is
15555551212 but there is no one on the phone when I pick up. I try to
call back to that number and it is not a good number. There is no
area code of 555. If any one knows what this and how to stop it
please let me know at .

Thank you very much!


[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Dale said to me on the phone that he
has had his number about three years and his _current cellular phone_
for a couple months. I told him I suspect he is the victim of a fax
machine or a telemarketer machine. I know he is getting sort of
desparate since he used Google to look up the number (found nothing)
and then called me and sent me email. Anyone with ideas or suggestions
please get in touch with him at and you wish,
share your correspondence with us here. PAT]

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