Sometime last year I began to receive phone calls on my cell. I’d answer the calls and I’ll I’d hear is an odd beeping noise. Eventualy, I started calling the number back to try to get it to stop and got an automated message from a bank in Orange County. One of the options on the automated message was to leave a message to be removed from their fax list, apparently something that happens regularly enough to get a prompt on their answering machine. I left some rather stern messages (they required an account # to remove you from their fax list. “Account #?! I don’t even have a fax machine! You’re calling my cell phone! Stop!” etc.) and the beeping subsided. Until last month. The beeping began again, but this time in earnest. We’re talking like 6 or 7 calls in a row. Instead of getting an Orange County bank when I dialed back the number, this time I got “this number has been disconnected.” After frantic googling all I could determine was that the beeping came from the OC. Then I didn’t hear from the beeping for a while. Not for a while, that is until I awoke at 4:30 this morning to my blaring cell phone. “Agh! The BEEPING!” I groaned as I awoke and saw the caller ID, silencing the phone not quite quickly enough. I’ll put up with a lot of annoyances but if you ring my exceptionally loud phone in my precious few hours of Monday morning sleep you may as well be smacking me in the face. Beeping, calling me at 4:30 in the morning was the last straw. I’m coming for you!
This number clearly isn’t disconnected as it keeps calling me! What can I do? Tell me loyal (and exceptionally smart) Blogging.LA readers. Help me. The evil number is (949) 486-0197. So far, I haven’t come up with much via creative Googling, but I have faith that perhaps someone has a good idea or would be willing to go smash some fax machines in the OC. Help end the tyranny of the beeping!