I haven't been picking up, so it is supposition that they were telemarketers. But the caller ID gives me phone numbers that I do not recognize. I only pick up calls from people I know. And every time I experimentally pick up for a number I do not recognize, there is a long pause...and I hang up because I do not want to talk to a telemarketer.
It is a waste of time to call me. Whatever they are selling I am not buying, and no amount of hard sell is going to make me change my mind.
Because of caller ID, I see that many of these phone numbers are repeats. After a week of me not picking up, you'd think they'd get the hint--I'M NOT GOING TO ANSWER. But no. The computer keeps calling.
So, I got at least a dozen calls today. Only three were calls that were actually for me. I began to wonder. Did my do-not-call registration run out?
It turns out that you can check that sort of thing. I did. My registration is still active. So, what gives?