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#1

Hello everyone,
I’m a new business and I have a really frustrating situation. Somehow my business number got on a spam list and I’m getting calls from all over the country with the offers for internet marketing. Started last week. I got my business listed on Google last week, but I don’t think that would have any connection, would it? Any one else had this same issue, and maybe a solution, besides getting a new phone number? I don’t even answer my phone anymore unless it’s local.


#2

Its not just you, its everyone.

Do you by chance have a Wix website?


#3

Welcome to the internet! :rofl:


#4

Sad thing is that people are still falling for these calls. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be calling anymore.

The fix I found is to get a RingCentral number, and set it up to “press 1 for …, press 2 for…” it confuses the robocallers and they can’t get through.


#5

I currently do not have a website.


#6

Did you register your company anywhere aside from the state?


#7

Nope, haven’t done that either. Where are some other places you could register?


#8

Online. They got your number from somewhere online. Be it a Facebook page, a registered domain, a Yelp listing, etc.


#9

Just don’t fall for these.


#10

Yeah, I do have a Yelp listing, so maybe it’s that.


#11

Lesson learned Majestic66?


#12

I think they get them from the city/state registration. We hadn’t been in business for 1 day before we started getting those calls.


#13

They crawled that listing and got your info.

For the record, it will never end.

Get the Mr. Number app, or get RingCentral.


#14

My brother got HomeAdvisor calls immediately after registering his domain with Wix.


#15

I registered my domain with Wix and got a HomeAdvisor call right away, but it was a legit call from them. However, in my area I do not see it as being a fit, so I will be trying to get them to stop calling as soon as possible. :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

I get calls ALL the time from some a**hole trying to sell me something I don’t want or need. The easy fix? Block the number. They usually will have at least 5 numbers they’ll call you from, but eventually, you get them all blocked so you don’t get more than one or two calls a week.


#17

I wish you luck in your endeavor… they won’t stop lol


#18

The worst one for us are the ones wanting to sell hats and home advisor was terrible. They haven’t called in a long time, and yelp was another too. They all promi$e awe$ome re$ults, hoping you place blind faith in them.


#19

Here I have to have a biz license. I get WORE OUT with callers. The city keeps public record of new businesses, anyone can access the info: name, biz name, address, phone number, email. Some I have actually talked to and they have some cool offers. Others are pushy bullies. I just yell into the phone,“Take my name off the list and don’t call back!!” Then I hang up. Pretty rude huh? If it’s out of area, UNAVAILABLE, I just ignore the call and don’t answer. Welcome to having your own business…you’re not alone. :vibration_mode:


#20

How do these salespeople sleep at night. Can’t you get a real job like me!!?