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

 
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Just had 3 calls last 30 minutes regarding vehicle warranty!! ready to jump off building!!


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put this on your phone:
[link to www.shouldianswer.com (secure)]

rate that number as negative and block it. it'll never get a call through to you again. won't even ring the phone.
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Pick up the phone, don't say a word, just breath heavy, like your a creep with dead bodies in your back yard.
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05/19/2017 02:42 PM

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can Alexa take the call?
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05/19/2017 02:43 PM
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I just thought of a multi million dollar website!

A site where people can troll telemarketers WHILE BEING RECORDED and upload the recordings.

The public can vote on best and most funniest trolls.

Like a reverse crank yankers!!!

Prizes can be awarded!
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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.
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Yep!

I had one of those frozen meat companies calling me everyday. I called them and asked to be removed and they said there was no way to do it.

So I got their fax number and faxed them black pieces of paper. I had blocked my number but forgot that the fax machine is programmed with my business information and it must've came out on the header of the fax.

They called my business and said I was using up their toner and they were going to file harassment charges against me. lol

Somehow they never called me 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 get them on and say can you hold for a minute..set the phone down..walk away for 5-10 minutes..they will be gone
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Lenny an auotmated bot can frustrate a collections agent in two minutes or less



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05/19/2017 02:46 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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: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.
 Quoting: Judethz


They're getting smart about answering machines too. They ring twice then hang up. Sometimes they leave a dial tone on the machine. I have a call blocker on my phone. It won't work until they start leaving a message. Telemarketers hang up before the answering machine starts.
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Or this way is fun too :)

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[link to youtu.be (secure)]
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Block their numbers. They use an array, so it takes a while sometimes to block them all. But eventually your phone will stop ringing so much.
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Or this way is fun too :)

[/youtube] [link to youtu.be (secure)]
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Do Not Call List

Get on it.

Most of the annoying calls will go away.
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05/19/2017 02:54 PM
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Don't have time for that.

When they start talking, cut them off and say who are you and what do you want. When they start answering tell them they are on a recorded line. When they jump back into their script, say hey don't jump back into your script were having a friendly conversation here. When they get confused state that you feal bad that this was the only job that would hire them and to not feel like a piece of cap every day that life can only get better from here.
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"What are you wearing? No, seriously. Can you get blood stains out of that easily?"

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Do Not Call List

Get on it.

Most of the annoying calls will go away.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


Do not call list does not cover cell phones.
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Has anyone ever successfully back traced and confronted a telemarketer?



That might be interesting.
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Do Not Call List

Get on it.

Most of the annoying calls will go away.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


Do not call list has a 30 day wait, telemarketers get the numbers off of it and bug you for the first 30 days.
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Lenny an auotmated bot can frustrate a collections agent in two minutes or less




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8 U.S.C. § 1182(f)
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

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OP is right.

The telemarketers have two important telephone number lists.

One is the sucker's list. You're called because they think you're a sucker and they can get money from you. If you're on a sucker's list you're going to be getting a lot of calls.

The other is the fuck3rs list. These are people who f uck about with them. You get onto this list by stringing them along. Not 'oh, I pretended to be French' or whatever, so that you're off the line laughing after 20 seconds. They love that because you've gone and they can ring up another sucker. No, you've got to string them along for as long as possible, generally hours per company. When they've worked out that you're a fuck3r they put you onto their fuck3r's list and sell it to others, so that they also can avoid you. You won't be called again.

Amazingly, numbers on the fuck3r's list are more valuable (to sell) than numbers on the sucker's list.

[I work in the field. For professional reasons I put myself onto sucker's lists and then see how long it takes to get onto the fucker's list.]
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Do Not Call List

Get on it.

Most of the annoying calls will go away.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


Do not call list has a 30 day wait, telemarketers get the numbers off of it and bug you for the first 30 days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


Even if they have 30 days, after that it should be smoother sailing. The robo calls generally instantly stop when they update their calling lists a few times a week.
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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


If you just hang up on them they will keep calling back, since they are not really losing any money on a quick call to you.

If you waist 10-20 minutes of their time where they could have been calling other people, they are much more likely to stop calling you.

When telemarketers call my house and I answer I tell them they are better off talking to my wife and tell them I'll get her on the line, then I just lay the phone down and do nothing. Every couple of minutes I'll pick up the phone and say that my wife will be "right there", just to keep them waiting longer. After waiting for about 10 minutes, they eventually hang up.
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Some window place called about replacement windows for my home. I told them we didn't have any windows, that I live in a subterranean bunker waiting.
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Do Not Call List

Get on it.

Most of the annoying calls will go away.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


Do not call list has a 30 day wait, telemarketers get the numbers off of it and bug you for the first 30 days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


Even if they have 30 days, after that it should be smoother sailing. The robo calls generally instantly stop when they update their calling lists a few times a week.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


"should"
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"Mr Number" is a free app on the Play store, and it works really good, I think they put everyone numbers that are reported as spam and load it in the program so it constantly updates, and automatically blocks spam numbers. It has an International setting, but it blocks local numbers, so leave that setting off.
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Do Not Call List

Get on it.

Most of the annoying calls will go away.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


Do not call list has a 30 day wait, telemarketers get the numbers off of it and bug you for the first 30 days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


Even if they have 30 days, after that it should be smoother sailing. The robo calls generally instantly stop when they update their calling lists a few times a week.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


"should"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


If you don't try it then can't help you.
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Do not call list has a 30 day wait, telemarketers get the numbers off of it and bug you for the first 30 days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


Even if they have 30 days, after that it should be smoother sailing. The robo calls generally instantly stop when they update their calling lists a few times a week.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


"should"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


If you don't try it then can't help you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


I have been through the entire deal.


You know what happens when the list is violated? You fill out a report online, then nothing happens.


Unless you get a lawyer and document it all you get nothing, and they keep pestering you.

[link to complaints.donotcall.gov (secure)]

[link to www.fldnc.com (secure)]


Have fun thinking you are doing something.
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Just ask what color panties they're wearing. They never call back.


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