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Thread: tele marketers grrrrrrrr

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    I told one telemarketer "just one moment please, I need to turn the stove off." I then turned the speaker on my phone and continued to cook our supper. I listened to him on the other end sighing, and finally said to another person, "she said she would just be a minute." Finally after several minutes, he hung up.
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    I say no very firmly and if they keep on I tell them no again then if they keep on I just hang up. I don't play - no means no. lol


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    We are retired people here, and go to bed early some times, so when the phone rings at 8:55P.M, we think for sure a family member is dead. I put our number on 3 nation wide (government) no call lists, and every other no call list there is.
    We do have an answering machine, and I assume the hang-ups on there are from them. I tried the # sign & the 6-7-6-7,
    and yesterday a (so called police) man asked for a donation, when I said we just gave at Christmas, he asked for more.
    I believe we have to live with it. We do not donate to phone requests ever, as we like to pick our chairities.

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    Do Not Call list cannot stop charities, political calls, or businesses that have a link to you (could be a very thin link). I've questioned the Children's Leukemia lady on her truthfulness, because she always says, "we Want to thank you for your previous generous support of last year." When I say I know we haven't given, (and I could go on and on about the reasons I KNOW we didn't), she gets beligerent and starts arguing with me - nasty-like.

    Before caller-ID, we picked up every call. When they asked for "Robert----", I knew they didn't know us. When they asked for "Bob------", I knew it was something he had contact with. When they asked for "Bob" it was a friend, but if they asked for "Bobby", it was one of the large Italian family. If it was a telemarketer or a robo-tele call, the minute they launched into their spiel, I'd gently lay the receiver on the counter. At least they wasted THEIR time talking to my counter.

    With the new phone system -- Caller ID and other perks -- I can now block calls. I keep track and can stop a lot of those NEWSPAPER calls and Political calls.
    jraff - quilter wannabee

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    as long as they are not "selling" you anything, they can call all they want. the Do Not Call list doesn't apply to them.
    sad but true.

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    ​All I have to say is caller id is my best friend.

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    I don't get mad. I pull up pranks. Hahaha! I get all my prank tips from here http://www.callercenter.com/articles...marketers.html and I tell you, these tips sure work!

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    by the way, this is the phone number 602-476-2303 where I get the most calls from. Anybody here got a call from them, too?

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    That telephone number you posted is New Energy Entrepreneur from Phoenix, AZ. Sounds like a call center. Hmm, I wonder if the tables were turned......
    Mary

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    Some people think "NO" means "you haven't bugged me enough yet".

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyoop1 View Post
    Sorry, AhsleyR, those 'magic words' do not work! I've said it over and over, I've asked for a supervisor (who is never available), I've said no in more ways than I though there were to say it and they still call back. I even reported one company to the Better Business Bureau. We are registered with the "No Call List" for all our phones. But they keep on calling. Our cable company must be really hurting because not only do they send us 'promotional specials' in the mail, they have called 3 times in the last week! I'm so tired of all of them. And the new one - sending text messages to my cell phone! There should be a law against all this because I think it's harassment.
    Here is how you do it. Fact - each call made is connected to their social security number. I found this out when I blew my top after a telemarketer called back after I hung up and said "I wasn't finished." Well, I finished them!! I called the company and all hell broke out. So, don't hang up. Keep a little notebook by the phone with a pen. Stop them, ask them to repeat the name of the company. Ask them their name, and if necessary, to spell it. Ask them to tell you again what they are selling. Thank them. Then, tell them, Mr. or Ms. ______, I am now going to instruct you to put me on the NO CALL LIST. This means you must indeed put me on the NO CALL LIST. I have written down your name and the company name. If you, or anyone in the company continues to call, I will then be legally awarded $1500 under the current law. I can use the money. Do you understand?

    They normally will tell you it takes about a month, once they get done stammering. I started doing this, and actually kept a record. No one called back more than once, because if I got another call, I told them the date...oh yeah, put that down, and who called. I only get calls from charities now, and I ask them to please send me money, as my hospital bills are still unpaid.
    If laughter is the best medicine, I prescribe a Dachshund or four.

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    This time of the year, the politicians are worse than the telemarketers. I have an answering machine for the home phone, and the message say. Sorry, I am not available. If this is important, call my cell. When I get a call I don't recognize, I don't answer. If it's important, there will be voice mail. I google all numbers, and if it is a telemarketer, I put them on the reject list of my phone. They can call, but it won't even ring.
    If laughter is the best medicine, I prescribe a Dachshund or four.

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