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Okay, I might have posted about this a few weeks ago - about getting calls at all hours of the night for a girl named Halo. When I inform the caller they have the wrong number they FLIP out. Calling me all sorts of names...if I shut my phone off and it goes to voicemail (which says, "Hi, you've reached Jaime with ABC Company, I'm unable to get to the phone...blah blah blah...if you require immediate assistance please call technical support at 1-888 blah blah blah). They still leave me nasty, nasty messages. I've called my telephone service provider, and apparently there's nothing they can do about it. I called the cops this morning and they said the same thing. It's becoming a major nuisance and it hasn't really proven to be any easier by just shutting the phone off because they just leave voicemail after voicemail. I've learned to shut it off while I'm sleeping.

Argh, vent over.

EDIT: they're calling from a blocked number, so I can't block the number unless I block all blocked numbers - which isn't really feasible.
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    Maybe it's butterflymbca. She's everywhere now.

    Can you block the number?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_seriously-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:59071265-329d-4a88-adaf-8ff004f8d8c2Post:5a4064f3-3feb-472b-803c-988fd556a059">Re: Seriously?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Maybe it's butterflymbca. She's everywhere now.
    Posted by crfische[/QUOTE]

    lol!

    It is just one # or lots of people?

    Would it be awful if you had to change your number?  Is it that bad turning your phone off at night?

    Regardless, that's really annoying.

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    ditto on blocking the number.






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    That is really annoying.  I had a guy once keep calling me insisting that "Kayla" was there and I was hiding her and I'd better "tell that bitch to give back that money!"  Good times.  But at least it wasn't in the middle of the night :(
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    That is annoying, and has happened to me before.  I hope this chick clues in before you have to change numbers or anything.

    I'd try blocking her number, but I know my cell phone provider won't do that, so you may just have to deal with it or change numbers :(
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_seriously-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:59071265-329d-4a88-adaf-8ff004f8d8c2Post:9c6cf9a0-60bc-4b59-a1de-63ef9a20386b">Re: Seriously?</a>:
    [QUOTE]That is really annoying.  I had a guy once keep calling me insisting that "Kayla" was there and I was hiding her and I'd better "tell that bitch to give back that money!"  Good times.  But at least it wasn't in the middle of the night :(
    Posted by FutureMrsTR[/QUOTE]

    Holy crap!  After awhile, I'd start playing into it.  Get someone else to yell at you in the background and stuff. 
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    they block the number, so it shows up as unknown caller. So there's nothing I can do. It's just so irritating. I needed to vent.

    And it's always the same girl. Except once was a boy - who didn't block the number, but he was nice and polite. But I think if they keep phoning I'll call that number and nicely ask if he could explain to his groupies that they've been calling the wrong #!!

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    It's happened to us too. FI's number apparently used to belong to some guy named Tim who swindled a bunch of little old ladies out of some money.

    I had trouble convincing some random woman from Nashville that I was not one of her co-workers. She finally shut up after I texted her back with my first name and thanked her for wasting so much of my money on texts.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_seriously-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:59071265-329d-4a88-adaf-8ff004f8d8c2Post:b150f3f1-82af-478f-9505-f853e4f57492">Re: Seriously?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Seriously? : lol! It is just one # or lots of people? Would it be awful if you had to change your number?  Is it that bad turning your phone off at night? Regardless, that's really annoying. Happy Monday!
    Posted by sucrets4[/QUOTE]

    Nah, turning my phone off during the evening isn't a big deal at all. But I wake up to umpteen amount of voicemails. It would be shitty if I had to change my number, I've had this number for 9 years, plus, all my clients have it, etc etc.
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    Ditto the blocking of the number...if that's possible?

    I get calls for a girl named Kelly all.the.time. I have a MN number, so I can normally tell when I'm getting a call for "kelly" because they call from other MN number. Her own parents continued to call the number for 2 months after it had been given to me--I just cannot understand why this dumb girl didn't tell her parents from more than 2 months that she didn't have the same number.
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    Maybe next time you should say that you ARE Halo, and see what happens.
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    I used to get calls on my cell all the time while I was at work.  This chick would flip out on me for answering her "man's" phone.  It went on for MONTHS until finally I flipped out on her and told her I'd hunt her down if her number ever showed up on my caller ID again.
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    And betrothed, I'm disgusted with most of the comments that you have posted. I don't think I've ever read such judgmental comments in my life. I'm so lucky that the girls I speak to on theknot are nothing like you...I would've never come on here for ADVICE if I would've encountered a big a bitch as you. I genuinely feel awful for your children or your future children, and I think it would be irresponsible of YOU not to invest in their future therapy sessions starting now. Because trust me when I tell you honey, they're gonna need it. ~jcaruncho2010
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    Arb - I tried that last night. The mouthy little thing on the other end said, "you ain't Halo, you're that fucking bitch who won't let me talk to her". And, her calling me a fucking bitch was being polite.
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    Even though you don't want to get a new number, that's what you may end up having to do.  It would be a pain letting all your clients know, but hopefully it will solve the problem.  Unless the caller is one of your clients...yikes.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_seriously-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:59071265-329d-4a88-adaf-8ff004f8d8c2Post:98ba3794-380b-441e-a4aa-480824a3710a">Re: Seriously?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Arb - I tried that last night. The mouthy little thing on the other end said, "you ain't Halo, you're that fucking bitch who won't let me talk to her". And, her calling me a fucking bitch was being polite.
    Posted by pumpkinpumpkin[/QUOTE]

    I HATE this. I don't understand this line of thinking. This happened to my coworker a few years ago. There was no reasoning with the person who was harrassing her. They would get annoyed that she wasn't who they were looking for, then when she asked what they needed they just became more angry. GET A CLUE and get the right number. Geez, what idiots.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_seriously-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:59071265-329d-4a88-adaf-8ff004f8d8c2Post:26d08606-80e5-442d-a6e5-531a8bb08751">Re: Seriously?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Maybe you can assign a silent ringtone so your phone won't ring whenever someone calls you from a blocked/unknown number. I know mine does a  different ringtone whenever an unfamiliar number or a number that is not in my address book calls my cellphone.
    Posted by Champagne Supernova[/QUOTE]

    I'd rather answer the call. I'm a bit feisty, so I'd rather argue with the person on the other end than have to go through my voicemails. Plus, some of my customers' numbers show up as unknown, and last night, my best friend called - they're in Mexico - via skype and it showed up as unknown. Ugh.
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    ug... that sucks.  How annoying.  Ditto on the feisty - like to argue part though :)
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    Even if the number is blocked, the phone company should be able to get the number. Sucks the police won't do anything, sounds like harassment to me!
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    The phone company won't do anything about it unless the cops force them to. But, i do agree that the police have better things to do.
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    Say halo is unavailable and ask to take a message, get her phone number tell her to fuuck off and then block it!
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    [QUOTE]Maybe it's butterflymbca. She's everywhere now. Can you block the number?
    Posted by crfische[/QUOTE]

    haha i love this.
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    I wonder who this Halo person is, with excellent friends like the one that's calling you. Yikes. Maybe just try telling this person that you've reported her to the police? I'm sure she's nuts enough to not care anyway, but it might be worth it to at least get her to think twice before calling?

    I keep getting harassing creditor calls for some whackjob that had my cell number before me. This has been going on for two years, and it's usually about once a month that some company's "heavy" from the collections department calls demanding money. I've gotten through to a few people who've stopped calling, but one guy said to me, "Why should I believe that you're not covering up for him? He doesn't pay his bills so he can spend his money on keeping you happy!" WTF?!


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    Sounds like Halo majorly led them on and gave them a random wrong number. Sorry you're dealing with this.
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    I would just end up getting a new #.  I was getting calls from some company always asking for Caroline.  I kept telling them they had the wrong # but they wouldn't listen.  One guy pretty much said I was lying because he had just spoken to her and called her at this #.  I told him that was BS since I had this # for 6 years and he probably dialed wrong. 
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    I had that problem,. I believe if you hit *52 after you hang up with them it goes to the police, after 3 times the police have it documented and they should be able to do something. Even if they are calling from a blocked number, they are able to trace  it.
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    When I got my current number a little more than two years ago, I set up my voicemail with my name "You've reached JanoBean. I can't answer the phone" blah blah blah.

    About a week later, I get a missed call (DC number, unlisted) and let it go to voicemail. When I check it, it was some random guy thinking I was some random girl he knew. Someone named Pinky. He said he liked my "real name. Better than Pinky."

    I deleted it and figured that was it. Well he started calling and texting DAILY. And the texts were really sexual. I didn't want to pay for that crap, so I called customer care to see if I could block him. Couldn't do that, but they did take the charges off for the minutes used and for the texts.

    Finally he stopped trying to contact Pinky. No calls for nearly two years. I've since changed my message to just "I'm not here".
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    I used to have people call and leave me messages in Spanish. Really? My name and VM message didn't tip you off to the fact that I don't speak fluent Spanish and am not Latina?
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    Well - you could
    1) blow a whistle in her ear - seriously - that hurts big time
    2) lay the phone down and let her yack to dead air. then hang up later
    3) turn on music or the TV loudly and place the phone near it.
    4) I think the idea of telling her you've reported her to the phone company and that they have now involved the police might get her to stop.



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    I need to get a whistle.  I get calls from about a half dozen debt collectors for the previous owner of my phone.  This has been going on for a year and a half, and no matter how many times I tell them Miranda doesn't own this phone, please stop calling me, they still call.  I did literally yell into the phone one time, and that stopped the calls for about 6 weeks, but then they started up again.  It's really frustrating. 
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    I used to have a home number of an old abortion clinic and would get calls asking me prices and up until how many weeks I did abortions.  They even asked my daughter once.

    I used to feel bad though so I was really nice.  They all sounded sad and scared.
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