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Avoid unwanted chatters: Phony cell calls on the rise

(WFLX) - The next time someone says they have to go because they have a call coming in -- don't be so sure.

A new report claims 13 percent of cell phone users have faked being on the phone to avoid unwanted chatter. Those surveyed believed everyone has taken a "phony" call at least once.

Clinical psychologist and personality expert Richard Levak says there's nothing wrong with delaying certain interactions until you're ready.  "I think that it just happens; that the cell phone is a very handy excuse to say, 'I'm so sorry, I'd love to talk to you, but not now'. Rather than to say, 'Look, I'm in a hurry; I've got a doctors appointment', or some of the old excuses before the cell phone."

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