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Could someone explain this? I’ve gotten occasional calls where a man’s voice says "I’m sorry, I must’ve dialed the wrong number." and then immediately hangs up. The voice sounds slightly artificial in its tone and pacing, and the voice is always exactly the same. In the last two days, I’ve gotten two of these calls. Over the last few months, I can recall several others.

I suspect it’s some sort of telemarketing autodialer that is hanging up on me because there’s no telemarketer avaialble to make their pitch to me. But instead of simply hanging up, the dialer is using a pretend excuse for disconnecting.

Anyone know what’s going on here?

ablebody
October 30, 2006 4:04 PM

got two of these today as well...the measured voice saying it's sorry and hanging up.

Ticked-in-NGa
October 30, 2006 4:30 PM

Got it here too in North Georgia. 2 times so far today.

Susan
October 30, 2006 4:35 PM

Well this number has been busy today. I've gotten 2 calls in the last 3 hours. I googled the number and it lead me here. Since it's a 800 number I just called it to see what happens and I got voice mail. I was very tempted to leave a message saying "I’m sorry I must have dialed the wrong number".

Dennis
October 30, 2006 4:36 PM

We are in Georgia and have gotten two of these calls today 10/30. Very aggravating since there seems to be a huge gap in the "do not call" list. Ideas anyone?

jnyballgame
October 30, 2006 4:41 PM

Got it several times in the past few days. Called the number back and left message to put me on their do not call list.

CJ
October 30, 2006 4:48 PM

I'm in Atlanta and received two of these calls today. I have filed a complaint with the National Do Not Call Registry.

Rita
October 30, 2006 4:57 PM

October 30, 2006 I've gotten 4 calls in less than 5 hours. I also live in North Georgia. This is becoming very frustrating. I've done the *57 call tracing and also registered a complaint with the do not call registry. Something has to be able to stop this aggravation!

Toenail
October 30, 2006 4:57 PM

We started getting our 800-272-4974 calls this evening. I hope it doesn't go on all night. North Georgia area

Kendan
October 30, 2006 5:01 PM

Same here for Kennesaw, Ga. Got two calls today.

dc
October 30, 2006 5:14 PM

Got two calls this evening here in Southeast Georgia. No luck finding out who it is.

Steph Coleman
October 30, 2006 7:21 PM

These calls are coming from the Washington Political Group. If you google thewpg you'll see a few pages from the web site....including the one mentioned in an earlier post. The link here doesn't work because their website has been taken down...but if you click on the link for the cached page on google you get the 800 number, the address of the crank in Duluth Georgia, his address, email and dell phone number....I may just call this creep tomorrow. I got two of these calls today...but have been getting prerecorded political messages for about a week....an have vowed not to vote for any of the candidates who have had me called!

Stacy
October 31, 2006 7:37 AM

I had 4 of these yesterday (10/30) and also called the number back. I've filed complaints with the dncr and traced it so that the local phone co. could prosecute if it continues. What's weird is that my mom, brother, and myself have received these all yesterday and all within 15-20 mins. of each other. A lot of good the dnc law did, huh? I'm also in n.Ga. I'm with Steph Coleman-no votes for those who have called me. Hopefully someone will put a stop to this!

Doug
October 31, 2006 1:47 PM

I finally let it go to voicemail rather than answer and it was a message for GA state senator Bill Heath.

Rob
November 5, 2006 5:39 PM

These calls are illegal and you can actually make some money from them. There was an article in my local newspaper about them, defining routes you may pursue to not only make them stop, but to seek funds in return in court.

shrekky
November 16, 2007 6:33 AM

yea get calls from one person periodically, always asking for a different name, like is suzy there...yesterday it was a brian. it is the same guy, this is not a telemarketer either, just some person. same voice, i recognized it right away. weird...

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