Re: Am I being 'watched'?!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Brian H¹©, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. Brian H¹©

    Brian H¹© Guest

    X-No-Archive: Yes
    NoOne said:

    > Here's a weird one! I have DialUp connection and have long (very long)
    > sessions on the internet mainly due to downloading huge files like videos
    > from Kazaa etc., so I could be online for literally days (and nights) at a
    > time. I only have a single phone connection so when I'm online no-one can
    > phone me (like the mother-in-law)....;)
    > But....'every time I disconnect from the internet, the phone rings right
    > away....'and I DO mean right away! Within a second!
    > It never fails! It's always some assole from a computer magazine or similar
    > wanting to know if I would like to subscribe to their mag, or fill in a
    > 'survey' over the phone! Now, I'm all for believing in co-incedence when
    > something like this happens once or twice, but when it happens every time I
    > disconnect over a period of a month....'I really have to ask myself just
    > what the hell is going on.
    > I'm convinced that they 'know' when I'm offline and my phone is not engaged.
    > Does anyone know how they do this, and more to the point, is it illegal?!
    > And...'is there anything I can do about it?
    > Geo.


    They probably use a service that when they get an engaged signal they press a
    number (5 I think), and as soon as your phone becomes free they automatically
    connect to you again.
    Brian H¹©, Aug 15, 2003
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