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DO NOT CALL!

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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:24 AM
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Now I know this may seem a bit odd to give a Guberment site a plug on of all sites like ATS but...


If you are one of those like myself that get annoying bogus calls you do have recourse other than add those numbers to a spam feature/ignore list and help turn the tide and make things more and more difficult for them. Obviously deciding to participate is completely up to you. For what it's worth...

DO NOT CALL!

What You Should Know About the National Do Not Call Registry

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.




posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:36 AM
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No one ever calls me, so I like to talk to the telemarketers. It's fun to mess with them too. Try selling them things, they get confused sometimes.

I'm so alone.


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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:40 AM
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Best advice I ever read for dealing with telemarketers, give the phone to your child and tell them it's Santa calling.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:46 AM
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Telemarketers have several ways of getting around the list. Many of them now use salespeople with anonymous, ever-changing cell phone numbers, making them hard to track. The best defense that I know is to ask the caller for their name and phone number, and then tell them in these words: "Please put me on you internal do not call list". Write down the time and date of the call. Inform them that if they call again, you will sue them. That worked for a friend of mine who was getting mercilessly hounded by a "we can lower your credit card interest rates" telemarketer.

You can also notify your telephone service provider. Some won't do anything, others will make an effort to assist you in getting the caller to desist.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:53 AM
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Another way to retaliate is to have a recording of Mrs Miller on standby. When the telemarketer calls, hit em with this at full volume:




posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:55 AM
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I did the job during my university days and it's pretty soul destroying, especially when your doing an evening shift and most people are having their dinners. I try my best to be nice to them when they phone these days. Its a crap job and spending an evening having people telling you to F off all night is no fun.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:00 AM
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Alright ... I'll be the one to say it.


Telemarketing exists ... because the government wants it. Getting rid of it, requires so little effort, that the joke's on you if you've fallen for the lie they've weaved. Everyone profits ... except the consumer.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:17 AM
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I got them a few times when I had a landline phone...oooh must be 8 years ago?

Never once on my mobile.

I didn't think many people had landline phones any more.

Bit stone age.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:25 AM
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I have a landline as a backup. My weisenheimer nephew likes to make fun of it.
I showed him this the last time he mocked my trusty landline:




posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:42 AM
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You'd be surprised how many people including me that live in the country,rural,boonies,the stix,etc..still have landlines..Heh,I'm using my landline to type this i.e dial up.I can't get wireless or fios where I live.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:42 AM
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Probably the only thing I will give kudos to GWB is him signing the do not call bill into law..It's not perfect but it has cut back the telemarketers from calling/harassing.Pre 2003 we were swamped with at least 8 calls a day..If I don't recognize a number on my caller Id especially "out of area",or "unknown number",I won't answer it..If it's anybody important they can leave a message..



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 08:22 AM
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Thanks a lot. Registered.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 08:42 AM
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There are so many ways to mess with telemarketers. I'll share one I took care of.

The Boston Globe called me for months trying to get me to subscribe and I politely told them many times no thank you and take me off the call list. That never happened until...

One day after getting yet another annoying call when I hung up I called them. At the time I was making jewelry so I pitched it to them. Kept asking them if they would like to buy some of my jewelry. The person on the other end of the phone was totally confused. She asked me if I wanted to place an add for my jewelry. I told her no that I was selling it but wanted to know if the Boston Globe would like to buy some of it. This went back and forth for a few a minutes till she finally realized I wanted them to buy it.

Finally she asks me why are you calliing us to buy your jewelry? "Well because you are always calling me to buy your newspaper I thought maybe I'd reciprocate with my own business offer. No? you don't want to buy any? Ok, fine then stop calling me and I won't call you again either, deal? LOL It worked because they never ever called me again.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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greydaze
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You'd be surprised how many people including me that live in the country,rural,boonies,the stix,etc..still have landlines..Heh,I'm using my landline to type this i.e dial up.I can't get wireless or fios where I live.




I'm with ya! Still have a landline because where we live, we get zilch for cell service. Some people that visit us and have AT&T can sometimes get like maybe 2 bars but, if they take a step in any direction they lose it. lol
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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 09:25 AM
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I was getting alot of spam txt messages and calls for some guy "Paul Dennington" offering him payday loans etc.Found out this guy didnt exist and was a name used by them sometimes they said they were him calling from whatever company they wanted to be that day.

I was so fed up that I took the advice of a friend

They called and asked to speak to "Paul Dennington" I said "speaking"
she asked me if i had time to complete my loan application to which I replied "no sorry I'm masturbating at the moment"
she giggled and put the phone down and I have regretted it ever since. Rather than back off they have ramped up their bombardment of txts and calls after that event, probably because I was being a smart arse! I have a call and txt blocker now it has blocked over 91 different numbers in the last 3 months. Although after ignoring the calls they have decreased.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 09:28 AM
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Yeppers,and god forbid if our telephones lines go down due to summer storms,or winter blizzards.We're pretty much screwed.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 09:43 AM
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Using mobile here .. set blocking mode then accept calls only from approved numbers in contacts list.
That way not bothered by unwanted callers ringing up .



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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That is funny, I love it. I did something similar to that. I had a company that sold and installed walk in tubs constantly calling me, I'd get about 10 calls per week from them so one day I asked the telemarketer the best way to clean the tubs and he didn't know right off the bat so I suggested that his company purchase some Amway products and then supply them to their new customers. And, what luck, I was a distributor and could give his company a good price! I even asked to speak to his manager and he put me through so I spent about 10 minutes trying to sell Amway to the manager. I'm not really an Amway distributor but I pulled their catalog up online while I was talking to them so I could sound "official". They never called me again.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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2manyholes
There are so many ways to mess with telemarketers. I'll share one I took care of.

The Boston Globe called me for months trying to get me to subscribe and I politely told them many times no thank you and take me off the call list. That never happened until...

One day after getting yet another annoying call when I hung up I called them. At the time I was making jewelry so I pitched it to them. Kept asking them if they would like to buy some of my jewelry. The person on the other end of the phone was totally confused. She asked me if I wanted to place an add for my jewelry. I told her no that I was selling it but wanted to know if the Boston Globe would like to buy some of it. This went back and forth for a few a minutes till she finally realized I wanted them to buy it.

Finally she asks me why are you calliing us to buy your jewelry? "Well because you are always calling me to buy your newspaper I thought maybe I'd reciprocate with my own business offer. No? you don't want to buy any? Ok, fine then stop calling me and I won't call you again either, deal? LOL It worked because they never ever called me again.


Well played!




posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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lol... I will give them your number then...


They call my work for goodness sake about 20 times a day... I just tell them we are a business who is in the business of selling things not buying them and hang up...

They really don't get I am up to my ears every day in actual work and don't have time, nor do I want anything they are selling me, because if I did I would call them!



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