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Editor, the Advocate:

I have decided for whom I will vote in the next presidential election. Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, independent – it makes no difference. If I can find a candidate who will put teeth into the Do Not Call List, who’ll use the DoJ to prosecute the lowlifes who generate unsolicited telephone calls for unwanted services, that candidate will get my vote. I’m like Popeye with these calls – I’ve had all I can stands; I can’t stands no more!

A few weeks back, I’d gotten so many that the next call, I answered, “What?!?” Oops. It was my sister-in-law. She wasn’t mad, though. She completely understood.

Carl Bankston, Victoria

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(2) comments

Glenn Wilson

Carl, the words "I answered" provide a clue to your problem of a flood of spam calls. Also, not knowing that it was your sister-in-law calling suggests that you're referring to a land-line with no caller ID. Answering spam calls is an invitation to send you even more. Don't answer calls from numbers you don't recognize. If your phone doesn't have caller ID get an answering machine that does so callers can identify themselves, and you can decide to pick up or not.

Michael Gomez

One of the latest IOS updates gave me the remedy for annoying calls. All incoming calls not in my contacts are Immediately routed to a recent call list that I can respond to or block and delete. I don’t get as much as a ring. But I don’t have a landline.

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