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    Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Yesterday afternoon we started receiving hourly calls from the Illinois Dept of Corrections on my 11 year-old daughter's phone. It started innocent enough: They say they have an emergency call for some person whose name is not important, we tell them it's the wrong number and they say thanks and goodbye. Then they call again in one hour, same drill. The called once an hour ALL NIGHT, yes through the night, last night. When the phone rang at 12am I shut it off for the night. Turned it on this morning and we had hourly voicemails from them: "Hello, this is the Illinois Department of Corrections calling with an urgent message for (insert name here). Please call us back at 1-800 blah blah blah."

    We've called them back and told them it's the wrong number. We've answered and told them it's the wrong number and they assure us the calls will stop. They call again the next hour. We ask to speak to a supervisor. "I'm sorry, that's not possible."

    WTF is this man?



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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Did your daughter recently snitch on anyone?



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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    That stinks... Leave it my old college roommate to find ANOTHER crappy thing ....

    Block the number. If it continues, file a police report for harassment.


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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    I would go online and find a non-800 number for the IDOC, and call there to get it stopped. Doubt it's them calling, tho.



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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    check the number on whitepages.com and see if it comes up as suspected spam activity. Like KCClone said, I'd doubt it's actually them calling.


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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    That stinks... Leave it my old college roommate to find ANOTHER crappy thing ....

    Block the number. If it continues, file a police report for harassment.
    Seriously, man. This crap would happen to no one else. And I should tell you the experience I had with an Amazon marketplace buyer yesterday that's even weirder. But I won't.



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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    The reject list on my Note 2 works perfectly for crap like this.



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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    The reject list on my Note 2 works perfectly for crap like this.
    It's coming through as a blocked call. Shoot, she doesn't used it as a phone really, just to play games and crap. If it doesn't stop today I'll just log on to my account online and request a new phone number.



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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Love to help, but my only run-in with IL authorities ended poorly




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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    It's coming through as a blocked call. Shoot, she doesn't used it as a phone really, just to play games and crap. If it doesn't stop today I'll just log on to my account online and request a new phone number.
    If it's an Android phone you can block unknown calls from going through.



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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Quote Originally Posted by JWIL4CY View Post
    If it's an Android phone you can block unknown calls from going through.
    Unfortunately it's an old iphone



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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    you should answer and then find out who it is.


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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    you should answer and then find out who it is.
    why not... not like you have much else going on.


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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Illinois sucks.



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    Re: Being harassed by Illinois Dept of Corrections

    Answer or call them back and tell them you are (insert name here).



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