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Best Way To Screw With Persistent Telemarketers - They Will Stop Calling You

 
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Keep them on the line... Make them think they have the sale. Get all the way to the point of having to pay. Ask a lot of stupid questions over and over. Wait until you can hear the frustration in their voice as they answer the same question you already asked 4 times. Then, when they try and close the deal, hit them with something like;

I told you pricks to take me off your list a dozen times. I don't plan on buying shit from you and every time you call I will waste your time like this.

They will not call back... works for me every time!
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05/19/2017 02:08 PM
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Keep them on the line... Make them think they have the sale. Get all the way to the point of having to pay. Ask a lot of stupid questions over and over. Wait until you can hear the frustration in their voice as they answer the same question you already asked 4 times. Then, when they try and close the deal, hit them with something like;

I told you pricks to take me off your list a dozen times. I don't plan on buying shit from you and every time you call I will waste your time like this.

They will not call back... works for me every time!
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Just hang up on them...........They will stop
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Keep them on the line... Make them think they have the sale. Get all the way to the point of having to pay. Ask a lot of stupid questions over and over. Wait until you can hear the frustration in their voice as they answer the same question you already asked 4 times. Then, when they try and close the deal, hit them with something like;

I told you pricks to take me off your list a dozen times. I don't plan on buying shit from you and every time you call I will waste your time like this.

They will not call back... works for me every time!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69265240


Just hang up on them...........They will stop
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Yea right... The company that called about fixing credit would never stop, until I wasted 20 mins of their time.

No more calls
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Keep them on the line... Make them think they have the sale. Get all the way to the point of having to pay. Ask a lot of stupid questions over and over. Wait until you can hear the frustration in their voice as they answer the same question you already asked 4 times. Then, when they try and close the deal, hit them with something like;

I told you pricks to take me off your list a dozen times. I don't plan on buying shit from you and every time you call I will waste your time like this.

They will not call back... works for me every time!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69265240


Just hang up on them...........They will stop
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42204242


LOL, no they won't! They never stop! they sell your number to their lowlife friends who call you too!

Last Edited by BRIEF on 05/19/2017 02:10 PM
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I got a phone that blocks numbers, I just add them and they can't call again.

But yeah I've had some fun stringing them along in the past.
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Keep them on the line... Make them think they have the sale. Get all the way to the point of having to pay. Ask a lot of stupid questions over and over. Wait until you can hear the frustration in their voice as they answer the same question you already asked 4 times. Then, when they try and close the deal, hit them with something like;

I told you pricks to take me off your list a dozen times. I don't plan on buying shit from you and every time you call I will waste your time like this.

They will not call back... works for me every time!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69265240


Just hang up on them...........They will stop
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42204242


Yea right... The company that called about fixing credit would never stop, until I wasted 20 mins of their time.

No more calls
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I once spent three hours dialing a fucker's phone number. Now and then he'd pick it up and hang up but I kept calling him back. That one finally gave up calling me.
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poor babies.

welcome to the world economy. every time you fart, a data entry is made.
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A poster after my own heart:)

That is exactly what I do to them and yes it works:)

hf
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Keep them on the line... Make them think they have the sale. Get all the way to the point of having to pay. Ask a lot of stupid questions over and over. Wait until you can hear the frustration in their voice as they answer the same question you already asked 4 times. Then, when they try and close the deal, hit them with something like;

I told you pricks to take me off your list a dozen times. I don't plan on buying shit from you and every time you call I will waste your time like this.

They will not call back... works for me every time!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69265240


Just hang up on them...........They will stop
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42204242


Yea right... The company that called about fixing credit would never stop, until I wasted 20 mins of their time.

No more calls
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69265240


I once spent three hours dialing a fucker's phone number. Now and then he'd pick it up and hang up but I kept calling him back. That one finally gave up calling me.
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One newspaper kept waking me up every Saturday @ 8am... I was on the bad side of livid one morning and strung the guy along for almost an hour... He was getting so pissed because I must have asked him "Does that include Sunday paper too?" at least a dozen times... I let him have it at the end of the call and never heard from them again.
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Keep them on the line... Make them think they have the sale. Get all the way to the point of having to pay. Ask a lot of stupid questions over and over. Wait until you can hear the frustration in their voice as they answer the same question you already asked 4 times. Then, when they try and close the deal, hit them with something like;

I told you pricks to take me off your list a dozen times. I don't plan on buying shit from you and every time you call I will waste your time like this.

They will not call back... works for me every time!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69265240


Just hang up on them...........They will stop
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No, it does not.

You have to cost them time/money to motivate them to leave you alone.
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05/19/2017 02:17 PM
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Thanks for the pin
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05/19/2017 02:17 PM
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Trolling telemarketers=good times!
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Keep them on the line... Make them think they have the sale. Get all the way to the point of having to pay. Ask a lot of stupid questions over and over. Wait until you can hear the frustration in their voice as they answer the same question you already asked 4 times. Then, when they try and close the deal, hit them with something like;

I told you pricks to take me off your list a dozen times. I don't plan on buying shit from you and every time you call I will waste your time like this.

They will not call back... works for me every time!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69265240


Just hang up on them...........They will stop
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42204242


No, it does not.

You have to cost them time/money to motivate them to leave you alone.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1500083


Yup... Nothing says "Leave me the hell alone" like taking money and time from their business.
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05/19/2017 02:22 PM
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Blocking does not work......they kept calling me from different numbers with the same 1st 3 digits but the last 4 were diff
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05/19/2017 02:24 PM
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Blocking does not work......they kept calling me from different numbers with the same 1st 3 digits but the last 4 were diff
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What does work is wasting their time... Have fun with it.

If its a girl I get all flirty... ask her personal questions.

If it's a guy I play dumb and ask the same 5 questions over and over.
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05/19/2017 02:26 PM
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say...."what are you wearing........I'm nekkid...."
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Blocking does not work......they kept calling me from different numbers with the same 1st 3 digits but the last 4 were diff
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blinker Use an answering machine. You can usually tell in 5 or 10 secs if it's someone you want to speak to. Set it to low volume.
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I do this with the idiots that call saying your computer has a virus and they can help. It's quite fun. Actually haven't gotten one of those calls in months now.
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also fun to call them and then act like your mouth is sewn shut.....mmmmmmmm....rrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmmmrrrrrrrr.........​...................repeatedly



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Blocking does not work......they kept calling me from different numbers with the same 1st 3 digits but the last 4 were diff
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What is needed is a 'firewall' for the phone. All calls go to voice mail, except the ones you white list. Blocking number by number is doing it backwards, and is never going to work. Blocking everything...thats the way. But I've yet to find a device that does that. Many have blacklist, but none will block all calls.
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Keep them on the line... Make them think they have the sale. Get all the way to the point of having to pay. Ask a lot of stupid questions over and over. Wait until you can hear the frustration in their voice as they answer the same question you already asked 4 times. Then, when they try and close the deal, hit them with something like;

I told you pricks to take me off your list a dozen times. I don't plan on buying shit from you and every time you call I will waste your time like this.

They will not call back... works for me every time!
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He's right you know.
There's a 95% chance you are a candy ass uniparty tory. AND that's okay, we shall have liberty no matter what.
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"Can you please hold a moment while I ask my husband (or wife) about making this purchase?"

You can chew up a couple minutes right there.
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I don't talk to people on the phone, unless its parents or wife. Even friends must text me for any conversation, save 1 friend who is the only one I would take a bullet for. Peasants are slaves to their phones, my ringers are off at my home, my immediate family knows if I dont answer to text. Thats it. Fuck technology and fuck the time wasted talking to the lessers.
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My generic Android from Wal-Mart will do that, just mess around in settings. If I haven't w-listed you then your voicemail bound automatically.
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05/19/2017 02:33 PM
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From years and years of trying everything... this is the only thing that actually works.
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05/19/2017 02:33 PM
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use this app

[link to www.shouldianswer.com (secure)]
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Ask them to mail you the opt out documents. They are required to. They'll either send them or tell you "OK, we will remove you from our calling list."
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05/19/2017 02:36 PM
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with the 'should i answer' app, you become part of a community rating system operating by all users of the app. if a number has been rated as negative by the community, you can set the app so that it automatically blocks the call from ringing your phone or leaving a voice mail. it's the best method i've ever found to deal with these vultures who call me several times per day.

[link to www.shouldianswer.com (secure)]
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Ask them to mail you the opt out documents. They are required to. They'll either send them or tell you "OK, we will remove you from our calling list."
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LOL half of these companies are fly by night and don't care.

A few years ago I got a little irate with a guy who kept calling... He laughed at me and told me that they would call twice as much now. I wasted the next callers time, they did not call back ever.
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From years and years of trying everything... this is the only thing that actually works.
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this would give me better satisfaction than cursing the mofos for 10 minutes after I just hang up on them.

I like to say, you have an unusual accent, where are you from... and then ask them where that is and random questions.
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Just had 3 calls last 30 minutes regarding vehicle warranty!! ready to jump off building!!


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