Asterisk vs. Telemarketer: 1 – 0

We’ve been getting telephone spam from Affiliated Mortgage Protection

Affiliated Mortgage Protection
292 Terminal Ave W,
Clark, NJ- 7066.

We answered five of their calls the past three weeks, and each time asked them to stop calling. Apparently, they happily ignore these requests.

They called again this evening and the lady on the phone had the nerve to say that she would have to put me on hold to get taken off their list, because I would have to talk to a supervisor. I hung up. We’re on the do not call list, so I filed a complaint.

Anyway – no more. I decided to let Asterisk deal with them:

; Affiliated Mortgages.
exten => XXXXXXXXXX,n,GotoIf($["${CALLERID(num)}" = "7324990700"]?Telemarketer)

; Telemarketers. Let it ring for 5 minutes and then hang up on them.
exten => XXXXXXXXXX,n(Telemarketer),Ringing
exten => XXXXXXXXXX,n,Wait(300)
exten => XXXXXXXXXX,n,Hangup

Make sure you have

unanswered = yes

in your cdr.conf if you want to log the call attempts from frustrated telemarketers :)

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One Response to Asterisk vs. Telemarketer: 1 – 0

  1. i have read a similar story but with faxes, he used a forward to marketing department of the company that sending the faxes.

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