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Hit the # button on your phone 6 or 7 times in quick succession

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To the editor,
This morning, Friday May 17 at 3:51 AM, we received another unwanted phone call from TIFF Brokerage (417 800-2575). Looks like, we have to hang-up our phone for the nights.
I have repeatedly contacted the "Do Not Call Center" via Internet and filed complaints. All in vain. Someone is being paid to do a job, yet it seems, they do nothing to stop those daily, unwanted calls.
Friends have been helpful and suggested the following actions:
— Say three little words 'Hold On, Please" then put down the phone ... until you hear the 'beep-beep' tone.
— Calls without answers are used by telemarketing people to determine the best time to call.
The best you can do if nobody is answering, immediately start hitting your # button on the phone 6 to 7 times as quickly as possible. This will confuse the machine that dialed the call, and best of all it kicks your number out of their system!
Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!
Werner Rebsamen