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    Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    created by napajaja21 100 days 8 hours 38 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    If you get a call from a number you do not recognize, do you answer it? I have been getting a lot of robocalls lately and do not typically answer my phone if it is not from a number programmed in my contact list, unless I am expecting a call. I figure if it is important they will leave a message, and I will call them back, but I never get messages from these numbers.

    What about you? Do you answer it?

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Hey,

    What you're doing is very smart :)

    I never answer these calls because they could be scammers that want to do harm to innocent people and companies that are trying to advertise which I find very annoying. Like you, I only accept calls from people that are in my contacts or those that I accept a call from. If its something important, then they'll leave a message.

    Thanks for bringing this wonderful topic up and have a great day!

    - Unique

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Hey there!

    If I don't recognize a number, I usually look it up on Google to find out where the area code is from, then decide if I want to reply or not. If I don't have access to a computer right away, then I usually just text back saying that I'm in class and cannot answer the phone, then ask them what they need.

    - Kyle

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Howdy napajaja,

    Generally, NOPE. I will look the phone number up and may answer if I can find who it is online in a hurry. However, most people don't have any reason to be calling me.

    This is changing slightly with me looking for a job, since potential employers may be calling me with unfamiliar numbers.

    Thanks for Reading,

    Tera

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    I usually don't. I would answer it if the number is from my state but not when the number is out of state. I also do what Kyle does, if a computer is nearby I would look up the phone number lol. At least then I won't feel bad about not picking it up because usually what pops up on Google shows that the number's been reported for scamming/advertisement.
    I think that if it's a strange number calling me and it's important enough they would leave a voicemail or message of some sort.

    Thanks for sharing! Have a good one!

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Hi, ha ha, this one is funny as in my house, when the phone rings we always look at the number before picking it up. We have had so many telemarketers and what not calling that we won't answer if we think it is one of those. My mom is good at saying, "no they are not here right now, can I take a message?" I will forget and say, "yes, they are here." My older brother had fun having conversations with some callers, until they hung up on him. They get your number way too easily.

    - W

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Sometimes I do because I have to use my cell phone for work, so I get calls from numbers I don't recognize all the time. Sometimes they are work related, but most often they are from my student loan servicer asking me for money! It's true though, that a lot of numbers that I get calls from are "nobody" because they don't leave voicemails.

    Gabriella

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    I usually don't answer unless it seems like a real person's number. It's too easy to get scammed these days. Sometimes if I'm with a group of friends and we want to see what the random number has to say for a good laugh then I will answer. I do agree with that if it's important they'll leave a message.

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Hey there,

    I typically will not answer a call if I do not recognize the number. I also think that if it is someone who actually knows me or needs to talk to me they will leave me a message.

    I agree that often these calls are "telemarketers" or "solicitors" and I really prefer not to be rude and hang up but often that is exactly what you have to do in order to be able to get "them off the phone".

    Thanks for the post!

    Kathy

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Hey Nancy!

    I very rarely answer a number I don't know, my logic being if it is important enough they will leave a message. However, as I've been applying to a few jobs lately I try to make more of an effort to pick up just in case it's regarding the position.

    Best,

    Abby

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Hey there! I never answer phone calls from numbers I don't know and it drives my husband crazy! If it's an unknown number I don't answer simply because I don't know who it is. If it is important, they will leave a message and if it ends up being someone I know or for an appointment for something, I'll simply call back!

    -Haley

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Hello,

    I never answer unrecognizable numbers. I assume that if they are important they will leave me a voicemail. Therefore , I will call them back if it was a place of actual business. My phone actually alerts me when a number may be a scam. So I defenitly stay cautious. I know that some scam artist only need someone to answer the phone to get into their life somehow. I am very aware of who I am talking to !

    - Julia

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Hey!

    If it's a local number then I usually will answer it. If the number is from out of state or starts with 1-800 I do not answer it. I've been getting a ton of these telemarketer and scam calls lately. It's crazy how easy it is for different companies to get your information and cold call you! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who ignores these calls!

    Thanks,
    Megan

    Re: Do you answer call from unfamiliar numbers?

    Good morning,

    I do the same as you. I feel if it is important they will leave a voicemail. One time I kept getting a call from Kentuky for a good month until finally they left a voicemail. It turns out it was one of my uncles trying to get a hold of me. I felt bad but, he understood why I didn't answer.

    -Jessica