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Telemarketers now going straight to voicemail

Ringless voicemail is the latest attempt by telemarketers and debt collectors to bypass "Do Not Call" barriers

Mr Kemp, a video editor in Dover, Delaware, found that calls were quietly deposited through a back door, directly into a voicemail box on his phone without his phone ringing first - and he could not do anything to block them.

New York

FRANK Kemp was working on his computer when his cellphone let out the sound of Mario - from Super Mario Bros - collecting a coin. That signalled he had a new voicemail message, yet his phone had never rung.

"At first, I thought I was crazy," said Mr Kemp, a video editor in...

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