Vonage Doesn’t Block Phone Numbers

There is this telemarketer that keeps calling me (1-888-447-4169) over and over again. I am on the do not call list for both my phones since 2003 and I have called this number 3 times to have my number removed from the list. All three times I was assured that “yes” we will remove your account, but it might take 5 days (or something) to remove you from our system. Well, I know it’s been way longer than 5 days and after 177 calls starting on October 16, 2006, I’ve had enough.

I reported the number to the Do Not Call List, so we’ll see what comes of that, but if any of you have an idea on what else I can do to get these folks off of my back, please let me know. I’d be more than happy to hear your ideas.

8 thoughts on “Vonage Doesn’t Block Phone Numbers”

  1. Back in the day, Comcast tried to charge me $600 for a set-top box. I faxed them a complaint in writing and sent CC to the Better Business Bureau, FTC, Governors & Attorneys General (their state and ours). Since most of these agencies are required to investigate all complaints…Comcast gots troubles.

    Even if it does not work, you’ll feel pretty good doing it!

  2. I have heard a lot of urban myths about how to get off one of these lists. If they are calling your cell phone you can always record the 3-beep tone you get when a number no longer exists or is not active on your voice mail. According to some, this tone causes the computer to remove your number. I can’t say it will work here, but it maybe worth a try.

  3. That’s a bright idea but how do you get your cell to play it for them when they call? You add a box inline with your phone at home that plays these tones in order to get rid of them calling your house, but I don’t even know where you’d plug that into your cell phone. That’s probably why they’ve all moved to calling cell phones to begin with.

  4. I want to know who this company is–they say they are calling from ENCOR and I have had no less than a dozen calls in the last week. Who are these people with this annoying number: 1-888-447-4169? These calls are coming to my home and despite my requests that they do not call, they do not comply. Should I complain to someone here in MN? Thanks for any help!

  5. I have gotten calls from this number as well – over 7 a day for the last 3 weeks. It is a recorded message asking for my DECEASED father who never lived with us – when we click on #1 to say we are that person in order to talk to a live person it either hangs up or once we got thru and they said they were calling for Capitol One – we explained that he never had a Capitol One account. The tele-zapper does not work on this number. I am hold right now with capitol one to see what they can do. Good Luck to all – this is extremely annoying!!

  6. I was told to fax a complaint to the FCC at this number 1-866-418-0232 or you can go to their website and file a complaint using FCC Form 1088 – Junk faxes and telemarketing. One FCC rule that they are breaking is that they do not leave a business name and number in the recording – this is illegal!! If enough complaints come in I am sure they will have to do something. PLEASE DO IT!!

  7. Encore is a debt collector. They are calling because someone owes a debt. When they call ask for their address or fax number if they refuse google encore recievables management I am sure they have a website. Send them a letter certified return receipt requested telling them to cease communications do not sign it but do print your name. By law they can only call you 1 more time explaining their intentions you can sue them if they call you more than that because they have violated the FDPCA which you can go to your local JP court file a small claims lawsuit against them and file a affidavit of inability to pay court costs (if you are low income) so there is no charge to file a lawsuit against them. Hope that helps.

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