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Fight Telemarketers with Spokeo!

Written by November 17, 2011

Spokeo telemarketerIt’s 7:30 PM, and you’ve just collapsed on the couch. You’re tired, cranky and hungry. It was a long day at work, but you are finally ready to bite into that delicious Jimmy Dean Blueberry Pancake and Sausage On a Stick™. You open your mouth and begin to insert the food-like object into your mouth when suddenly your phone goes off: “Unknown Number.”  While you naturally don’t answer unknown callers until you’ve run a reverse phone search through Spokeo (we have the most up to date and comprehensive phone data in the United States), you decide to be charitable and pick up:

“Hi Doug! My name is Mike Tait and I’m with ComTechCorp Inc, and I have a few questions for you.”
“Actually, I’m eating at the mome-”
“Great! We love food too. Why I ate some food yesterday, as a matter of fact!”
“Is that right.”
“Cool if I call you Mr. Food, Doug?  Are you really getting the most out of your wireless conne…”
“I have to go…wash my…car. Or dog. Bye.”

There’s no doubt about it: telemarketers are annoying. And not only do they call at all hours of the day, but they often call from hard-to-trace (usually toll-free) numbers.

That’s where we come in. Since many of you are already using Spokeo’s reverse phone search capability in order to find information on those irritating unknown numbers, we decided it was time to add a new feature for all us victims of unwanted calls. Now you can simply enter the number (i.e. 1-800-555-5555) into the search bar and you’ll be taken to a page where you can file a complaint to help identity and report intrusive callers. Some numbers will have multiple reports filed by other users, who often possess info on where the calls are coming from and how to stop them.

No other people search site with reverse phone capabilities has anything like it. We hope it helps you find a little peace and quiet.

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