This overseas call center keeps number spoofing my phone (illegal) and calling me even though I am on the no-call registry (illegal). They say they are calling for Howard Daniels and that my payday loan is pre-approved. First off, I am not Howard Daniels. I do not know a Howard Daniels. I have had the same phone number since May 2009. Second, I don’t need a payday loan.
They call a dozen times an hour on some days. I tell them there is no Howard at my number, they either say “sorry” and hang up, or they just hang up. Oh, but then they call back 2 minutes later. Finally today I tried a new approach, which I later explained to my wife in an email in which the words of the caller are in quotes:
It has been 20 minutes since I told the callers about Howard being deceased and they haven’t called back again. Crap, I hope i didn’t just jinx it.