We do not answer calls we do not know anymore. Not sure why we are on the do not call list does not seem to help.
The do not call list does not stop every call that could come through. I called or tried to call my cousin in another state last night. It rang forever and the phone was finally answered by a woman who you could tell was already very annoyed. I didn't recognize the voice and asked for my cousin and the person just said in a very annoyed voice "wrong number" and hung up. Well it was somewhat of an emergency and the phone number use to belong to my cousin. It was an honest mistake. And I doubt I ruined this witch's life by dialing her number at 6:30 or so in the evening. People are too touchy. And the do not call list does not apply to every thing. If you go in and read certain callers are still allowed to call you.
No, I don't answer the phone if I don't know who it is. But I don't get all bent out of shape if I get an unknown call. There is an elderly woman who calls me every couple weeks on Sunday afternoon and asks for someone I don't know. I realized a few weeks ago it was the same woman. She is old and obviously the number is close to the same as mine. Maybe she can't see well or remember the first 3 digits are different. I don't know.
I have also noticed any time anybody gets a call from a number they don't know they auto report it. People can dial a wrong number. People need to calm down. There are bigger things to be upset about in this world that a wrong number. The IRS callers...they call me several times and I let it go to voice mail and get part of a recorded message telling me they are going to have me arrested. Well bring it on. I go on with my day. Sometimes I report it but most times I don't bother because it will not do any good.