Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Sadly the high-tech 'blocking' programs don't work. We put our names & numbers on a DNC list and they still called. RARELY was anyone ever prosecuted the $10K that they were told they would be fined if they phoned anyone on that list.

Because nothing was done (or should I say VERY LITTLE), larger companies now provide lists for sale and those lists include the DNC numbers. Had they prosecuted to the fullest initially, I believe these corporations would have never been formed to sell the information. 

I hope they go down in flames, Fred! 

Jun 04, 2023 08:48 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

Yes I get many and now I don't answer unless I recognized the number. Otherwise I text saying I'm busy and texting is better. If no reply, I just block them. If they leave a message, I return call if it's a legit caller...


But I doubt that this will stop Robo Calling, especially since the Politicians also violated the DNC as well... 

Jun 04, 2023 08:31 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't think there is any lawsuit that will stop this, and yes, I get robo calls all the time, and no, I haven't stopped answering the phone.

Jun 04, 2023 08:24 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes. No. Highly doubtful. I am on DNC list forever, I have robo blockers, and still they get through. 

If the scams didn't work, they would stop.

Jun 04, 2023 07:51 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

If you call me and you are not in my data base, I will either see the display of SPAM CALL or a number with which I am not familiar...often from an unknown area code. I don't answer those calls. If you are a human being and you have something I need to know, leave a message and I will call you back. No message? No loss!

Jun 04, 2023 04:26 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I get calls and texts everyday. At least 5 per day. I block many of them. The texts are mostly from people claiming that they help realtors and NAR members get deals on health insurance. I doubt they'll ever stop.

Jun 04, 2023 10:46 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

"Workarounds" seem quite common.  Circumventing as well as actually addressing/solving bigger issues.  Once again, unintended consequences.  Or is that part of the plan???

Jun 04, 2023 08:40 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I get a ton of them.  I stopped answering a lot of calls a few months back, so I only take those in my area code and figure an out of area client may leave a message if possible.  I just start blocking the heck out of some, which has helped, but I hope this lawsuit works.

Jun 04, 2023 07:39 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, since my cell is public ~ I get some robo calls and but even more/recently/robo texts. iPhone made it easy to block them, so I do not think twice to choose that option with all unwanted cals, texts, emails. To tell you the truth, other agents are the biggest junk creators in my email. 

Jun 04, 2023 02:11 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Mostly I answer my phone unless it says spam risk, then I generally do not, but still sometimes.  I normally just pay, please remove me from your calling list and hang up on them.  But I get a lot of calls from "unknown" numbers that are calls I need to take because of a couple of situations (the little older fella I take care of in a memory care facility.... the techs and nurses call me from their phone and not the facility phones) and because I have grandkids in school, a husband in law enforcement and a daughter working with crazy people at a hospital and a son in law who's a firefighter... I could always get a call about one of them, so I just generally answer.

Jun 04, 2023 11:20 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate I get many of those Robo calls everyday.

Jun 04, 2023 10:07 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I receive them all the time. On the DNC List...Yes! Doesn't help or work. I always answer my phone when I can. I also use the "end call" button to control my life...a little. I do sometimes wish I had an old landline made from that high impact polymer...nothing hit home the message of ones disgust as a handset being slammed down on the cradle. Man! The good ole days!

Jun 04, 2023 09:36 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I get a LOT of them. As a retired person, I don't feel compelled to answer any call from an unknown number, plus I have a RoboCall blocker app on my phone.

Jun 04, 2023 08:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I can't even count how many I get each day!

Jun 04, 2023 08:11 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Q1.  YES

Q2.  NO

Q3.  HELL NO! It might stop them for awhile but they will start right back up again. 


Jun 04, 2023 07:39 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes I get them many times a day. My phone will say spam, so I don't answer them. If it's someone that need to get a hold of me they will leave a message. I doubt it will stop the calls. Fines and jail time might make them think twice.

Jun 04, 2023 06:44 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I heard about it a few days ago & I can only hope they put them out of business with fines or throw them in jail. They know what the law is/was & continue to flaunt it.

Jun 04, 2023 10:39 AM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

If it's a fat person calling from New York City, better not block them or hang up, that's discrimination... 
Maybe they are looking for more food or have a phone dialing disability.

Jun 04, 2023 10:32 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I see the AG for Washington D.C. is on the list, if this is who I think it is; NO WHERE!

Jun 04, 2023 10:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm inundated with those calls. I would like to think an expensive law suit would make it go away... but I'm not sanguine that it will.  I still pick up my phone however. I can't tell how often I see "suspected spam" on a number and it's a real person.

Jun 04, 2023 10:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We do not answer the calls when the phone indicates possible spam.

Jun 04, 2023 08:56 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The law only hurts honest businesses, the scammers will find a way around it.

Jun 04, 2023 07:50 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Get so many I only answer calls from people in my address book. If someone leaves a message, I will call back. A nuisance but necessary.

Jun 05, 2023 04:25 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I'm with John Juarez on SPAM calls.  If you're in my data base I'll know who you are - if not - quietly goes to spam.  If somewhere leaves a message, which is rare, then it could be important. My guess is about 99.9% are spam.

Jun 04, 2023 05:14 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I get a ton of those calls... and I used to be polite... figuring "well, someone is just trying to make a living", and I'd very politely try to get off the phone, and politely try to say not.

I'm not sure there's even a nano-second left between the moment I recognize that it's a spam call, and the loud click resonating in their ears.

That's what I miss about the old Bakelite rotary Ma-Bell phones, that I could slam down on them!!  So satisfying.

Jun 04, 2023 01:46 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I would not hold back, using any and all methods, to go after anyone remotely or directly connected to robo-calling, scamming & fishing. I get them, but do not answer any calls out of area unless I am expecting them. This lawsuit is the step in the right direction. If they don't tame and subdue this, legitimate phone calls, text & emails will suffer as well as ourselves. All major players like Facebook, twitter and all the rest should join suit unless they are a part of this continuous harassment. Death to all robo-ing!

Jun 04, 2023 10:01 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I do get them frequently Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate and they have mostly been in regards to employees during covid. I had none so I hang up immediately. I don't know if you can report them when they use a spoof number. Even more frequently I get hang up calls.

Jun 05, 2023 02:07 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

We do not answer any calls from numbers or names we do not know. We receive tons of spam calls

Jun 05, 2023 01:08 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes I am on the 'do not call list' and still get them plus those annoying texts about NAR backed health insurance coverage. Received a call from a dead agent's phone number...scolded the google rep who claimed he could get me on the #1 page of their site!

Suing will not my opinion.

Jun 05, 2023 06:21 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I doubt it. They seem to be more frequent.

Jun 05, 2023 05:49 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

yes I get them, yes I answer them, I hang up and immediately block spammers


Jun 04, 2023 11:39 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I don't think fining them works, they then file BK.

The calls with no one on the incoming are the most bothersome. If they are appointment setting calls, if I answered accidentally I start selling loans. Then block. 

Jun 05, 2023 11:56 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I wish robo calls would go away because I get them on my landline and my cell line


Jun 05, 2023 09:23 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I do and when my phone says suspected spam I will check later to see if a message was left, then block as needed. the thing that *really* gets me torqued is the SPAM texts from insurance providers that NAR sold our info to!

Jun 05, 2023 07:48 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

My phone filters alot of spam calls.  BUT if something comes in past the spam filter, i generally answer it unless I am busy doing something else.  

Jun 05, 2023 06:18 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Several per day.  Have to answer the phone in case it's a potential client or a guest.  I've gotten my FCC reporting time down to under two minutes though.

Jun 05, 2023 11:30 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Fred Griffin,

I do answer half the time and I ask if they have surrender their life to the Lord Jesus Christ.  I do not know their point of the call, it is crazy.

Jun 06, 2023 12:14 PM