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    tele marketers grrrrrrrr

    what part of no do they not understand the n or the o, I nearly hung up on one today I told her no so she offered me something else I again said not so she offered me something else again, Grrrr DH answered the phone and they asked for me by name some he had to stop work to come and find me, when I spoke to her it was just a tele marketer so we wasted about 10 minutes between us on this person who can't take no for an answer, GRRRRRR

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    I just hit the pound sign button as many times as I can until I hear a beeping noise on the other end as doing this screws up their computer system. A friend of the family who did telemarketing during college said this trick worked everytime.

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    Wow you are nicer than I am. I just talk over them saying I am not interested and thank you for calling and just hang up. I used to listen to what they have to say but not anymore. And if the caller asks for someone specific in our home, I will ask , "May I tell him/her who is calling?" If my husband or I are not expecting a call I usually just tell them he is not interested. My husband can be rather rude to the telemarketers, so I believe I am saving them his attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aubrey'sQuiltingCreations View Post
    I just hit the pound sign button as many times as I can until I hear a beeping noise on the other end as doing this screws up their computer system. A friend of the family who did telemarketing during college said this trick worked everytime.
    Thanks for this tip. I usually just tell them that I am not interested and then hang up before they can continue.

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    they are just trying to make a living. i try hard to keep that in mind.
    i try to be polite about it, but i do stop them during their first sentence.
    no thank you. click.

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    Be sure and add, "Remove me/him/her from your list and do not call back". Legally, they aren't supposed to call back after you tell them this. Sometimes it works. But if you don't say those magical words (or something to that effect) they will keep calling.

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    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.

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    alleyoop, there is a law. Report them to the FCC. Once you tell them to remove you from their list, they are required by law to do so within 31 days. It is illegal for them to call you for 5 years after that. I've also heard a lot of "Internet Tough Guys" say they can sue for $500 but I don't know anyone who has actually done it. Personally, as soon as they pause for breath, I say, "Remove this number for your list" and hang up. I don't know who they represent and I don't care. But they don't call me much so it's not really an issue for me. But if you want to fight back, you need to report them for noncompliance.

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    Ask to be put in the do not call list. You can do this to everyone but charties and politicians.
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    Do not call list and caller id -----end of problem :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Be sure and add, "Remove me/him/her from your list and do not call back". Legally, they aren't supposed to call back after you tell them this. Sometimes it works. But if you don't say those magical words (or something to that effect) they will keep calling.
    yes, i always tell them this.
    the ones i hate are the blocked number recorded calls [which are illegal here in MN] but there is no way for you to tell them not to call again.
    and i am on the do not call list
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    Just Hang UP!!! It is YOUR phone!! Why are we (as women especially) so afraid we might hurt someone's feelings, someone we have never met and will never meet!! Do them a favor and hang up so they can get on to their next call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    they are just trying to make a living. i try hard to keep that in mind.
    i try to be polite about it, but i do stop them during their first sentence.
    no thank you. click.
    That's what I do, too. also have caller ID. If a # comes up i don't recognize i don't pick up. Call goes right into answering machine.
    If it's imp. they will leave a message or call back, or I can cut into the message by answering.

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    Phone calls

    At least in the United States, we call a specific place and have our phone numbers placed on a do-not-call list, charities, politicians, and businesses we have used are exempt from the do-not-call order. If someone does call, they sometimes use random dialing, I ask how this number was found, and say"remove it from the list", and hang up. Last few weeks when it was time for a meal, always there were several calls urging us to attend the caucuses, or urging us to vote for a particular candidate--but that ended until the election in November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraps View Post
    Do not call list and caller id -----end of problem :-)
    Same here

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    it took me about five times to tell the Epilepsy Foundation to take my number off their list and not to call again. whom ever i told that to ignored me again and again and kept calling. finally spoke to a lady and told her i've been out of work two years and have no money!! they quit. for the time being anyway.
    I am on the No call list but that doesn't stop everyone. these people called at 8:30 or later at night too! always woke my husband. Grrrr.

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    This does not stop them, but it slows them down. As they start their spiel, I ask if they can just wait amount while I time the hear down on the stove. Of course, years ago this was more effective because both parties had to hang up to clear the line. After about a minute, their line clears. They are less likely to keep you on a "try again" list IF YOU HAVE WASTED THEIR TIME. I learned to do this when they would call my business interrupting my helping people actually wanting to buy something.
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    Oh I hope this is true. I know that people are just doing there job, but no means no. I usually start out very nice so they don't hang up on me. Then in the middle of there spill I tell them that since they are sitting at there comp. to take my name of the list & DO NOT CALL ME EVER AGAIN. Then I hang up.

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    I find the charities to be the biggest problem. I say No Thank you and there is always a but... The last phone call I received I told them I had no money, but if they would like to give me money I would sure appreciate it. They have not called back.
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    First words out of my mouth is Please put this number on your do not call list. If you sign up for anything free or any contest and list your phone number you are allowing sales calls from any related business to contact you even if you are on the do not call list. I use our old out of service phone number, if the contest is legit, you will be contacted by your address or email.
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    I don't want to offend anyone, but when they talk so fast and I can't get a word in, I ask them, when I get a chance if they would die today, would they be absolutely sure of going to heaven? For some reason, they hang up so fast and don't call be back.

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    I get calls from the Diabetes Assn all the time and "they" tell "me" that someone in my family has diabetes. I tell them no and they just continue on. It doesn't seem to do any good to tell them I don't have any extra money to send them...they want to set up payments or call me back in a couple of weeks...duh, if I don't have the $$, I don't have the $$! I have used the "I've already chosen my charities for the year" so please remove me from your list. My calls usually start at 8:30 in the morning and go until 9:00 in the evening. I just put my phone on Mute so the calls don't bother me. Anyone important can leave a message or if it is a close friend or family, they have my cell phone #.

    I would hate to try to earn a liviing cold calling miscellaneous people!

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    PLEASE....go to this government site and list ALL your phone numbers on the National Do Not Call list. Once on this list you do NOT have to renew it, you are always on it. The telemarking calls may not stop the next day but I promise it will soon be so! http://www.donotcall.gov/

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    I am on caller do not call list ,an it dose not make a bit of difference. For awhile I was getting 15 to 20 calls a day.same numbers calling. and they still call beentold take me off your list an hang up to get called right back. I hate them.

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    I have been thinking about this & sometimes when telemarketers call & ask for Becky I just tell them she (me) isn't at home & I don't know when they (me) will be. LOL. After thinking though, I do rescue cats & try to find good homes for them. So the next time I get a call I'm going to answer the phone "Becky's cat rescue", we are a non-propfit organazation - would you like to donate. I wonder if this would stop them. The do not call list does not work & I have read that you have to sign back up ervery six months. So When they call you just answer the phone & say something like "Quilting Corners". Make it sound like a business number.

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