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

 
Anonymous Coward
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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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"should"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


If you don't try it then can't help you.
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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.

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


Have fun thinking you are doing something.
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So would you rather receive 100% or telemarketer calls, or a percentage of that 100%?
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I forward their calls back to their number.
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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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The last few times that I asked to be placed on a "no call" list, the caller immediately disconnected. Bastards.
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"should"
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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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So would you rather receive 100% or telemarketer calls, or a percentage of that 100%?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


DERP

You get more calls when you fill out the Do Not Call.


Are you on a proxy or merely speculating from Slovenia?
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Do Not Call List

Get on it.

Most of the annoying calls will go away.
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Do not call list does not cover cell phones.
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This is incorrect. The registry does include cell phones.

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05/19/2017 03:21 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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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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Did you send them 500 pages of lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll​lllllllllllllllllllllll

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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


So would you rather receive 100% or telemarketer calls, or a percentage of that 100%?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


DERP

You get more calls when you fill out the Do Not Call.


Are you on a proxy or merely speculating from Slovenia?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


Like I said, can't help you.
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05/19/2017 03:25 PM
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I get Scientology calling me again after I got out in the 70s. I just say, "Hold on." then go back to work.
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For live persons I have two ways of dealing
with them. They either talk to the pig, a
little mini football sized pig I have that
grunts when ya squeeze it, or I keep em on
the line as long as possible to waste their
time and provide for myself a bit of cheap
entertainment.
You'd be surprised how long some of these
people will talk to only the grunting pig.
Sometimes I say I'm very interested, hang
on a minute, be right back, set the phone
down and leave it. Check every fifteen minutes
to see if they're still on and if so I'll
exchange dialog for fifteen seconds then do
the hang on be right back routine again.
Some of these callers must get paid by the
hour cuz I've had more than few stay with
me for over an hour.

The pig was a white elephant gift and when
I drew it, I recognized it's purpose and
comedic value immediately.
Sus Fera Venandi
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05/19/2017 03:33 PM
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For real people, a good loud whistle...............
Anonymous Coward
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05/19/2017 03:33 PM
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


So would you rather receive 100% or telemarketer calls, or a percentage of that 100%?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


DERP

You get more calls when you fill out the Do Not Call.


Are you on a proxy or merely speculating from Slovenia?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2784068


Like I said, can't help you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74923072


Well that quite DERP.


Off topic and super DERP.

Congratulations, I now have an impression of Sloveniacs.
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05/19/2017 03:35 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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That's right, they change numbers, like the spam agents change email addresses.
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05/19/2017 03:41 PM
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The Tom Mabe classic:

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05/19/2017 03:49 PM
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I bought a domain name, registered my real phone number (DUMB!), and did not have the contact information as private. Since then, I've been getting TONS of marketing calls - mostly for web design services.

HOWEVER, since then I place my number on the federal Do Not Call list - and it has been months since I did that. I STILL get MANY calls per week.

Q: Since I put my number in the domain contact information, does that NEGATE the Do Not Call status, and give them permission to call me with business marketing calls?
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05/19/2017 03:51 PM
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I give them politicians names from my state, along with their home addresses and office phone number including extension.

Fuck those democrats in office. Try it, it's awesome.

Just state "hey, let's cut to the chase, here's my info and could we cut this short and have you mail me right away and call me back in 10 minutes?, I'm on the toilet"

Works like a charm.
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say...."what are you wearing........I'm nekkid...."
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I have a neighbor who claims to have told a telemarketer that she had interrupted one of the best blow jobs he'd had in years.....she got all flustered and that outfit never called him 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!
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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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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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I've done that too. I also like acting crazy...make all sorts of noises and outbursts..then follow up with 'sorry sorry' then describe how you want to suck on the insides of their intestines cause Baal says it's delicious. At that point, they usually hang up.
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say...."what are you wearing........I'm nekkid...."
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I have a neighbor who claims to have told a telemarketer that she had interrupted one of the best blow jobs he'd had in years.....she got all flustered and that outfit never called him again.
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I like that one! lol
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05/19/2017 04:01 PM
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Hit up a lawyer. I've made close 20k suing 4 different telemarketers. Just need the call log and they will settle.
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05/19/2017 04:02 PM
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I tell them, "Hold on I'm very interested. I can't find my wallet.". I set down the phone and walk away...
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05/19/2017 04:07 PM
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Start out the convo with;

Im so happy I just won the lottery for 100K.

That will oil their greed button.
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05/19/2017 04:08 PM
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Hit up a lawyer. I've made close 20k suing 4 different telemarketers. Just need the call log and they will settle.
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Please tell us more - I'm on the Do Not Call list and get MANY marketing calls a week. How do we get started?
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05/19/2017 04:10 PM
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I have caller ID, so when I see a potential telemarketer calling, I answer in my best radio voice:

"This is KOBY radio, you're on the air with Fitch and Magraw. FITCH AND MAGRAW! What's your question for our guest today caller?"

There is almost always dead silence, so I have to repeat it again.

Then they stumble around and say something like "Ahhhhh, this isn't mr. so and so?"

I just keep on with the live radio script until they apologize and hang up. If they persist then I try to embarrass them "on the air." Tell them how many thousand people are listening and what the topic is for the show. Make sure the topic as embarrassing as possible.

They always hang up. Then I call block the number. That way, if they call me again, they get blocked, think they misdialed the first time and were really on the radio.

I actually look forward to telemarketers calling now.
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Tom Mabe has the answer to dealing with these guys...


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just hang up on them.


if you like a prick, they may harrass call you over and over again. even at all hours of the night and from a cell phone or other that you cant trace....just hang up. eventually, that will stop it.
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05/19/2017 04:15 PM
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I act all interested and then when they ask for my cc, I say, Oh I don't have one of those.
If they ask for my bank routing number, I say, Oh they took that away too!
They can't get me off the phone soon enough and they don't call back.
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Its fun to play with their minds by reading them GLP threads... especially the random jumble of incoherent words threads.
I hear what I think, and think what I hear.
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05/19/2017 04:17 PM
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Me, too! I got so tired of hearing the phone ring from different area codes several times a day that I unhooked the land-line phone, taking calls from family only from the cell phone, and from those with a need to reach me. Those telemarketers have high-jacked our phones! You have to pay a fee to have all stopped except for charities. NO!

The caller ID lets me know if I should return the call. No more of that infernal ring, ring, ringing.
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05/19/2017 04:20 PM
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get a call guardian telephone.

i have one, it cost about £20.

when a person calls, if the caller has to be on the white list to get through otherwise there are a number of possible responses from the phone:

1) there is a pre-recorded message which says "this number is blocked, please hang up." or something similar.
2) please leave a message.

or
3) the message will say "please give your name and then press #", when I pick up the phone the message will say "you have a call from.." then you hear the person say their name, i have a choice to block or accept this time or add to the whitelist.


it is a very good phone and i have not have a telesales for over a year.


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