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No More Telemarketers: Will You Sign Up?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5952 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/Banking/FinancialPrivacy/P49439.asp


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

Those calls are annoying.

We've got this in the UK: http://www.fpsonline.org.uk/tpsR/html/default.asp

In the top left corner there are links to the email, fax and post ones. Pretty good! I used to get so many junk faxes wasting ink and paper, but I've had 0 since I signed up.

I still get the odd phone call... usually double glazing/carpets, both of which I don't need..

Josh


User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Our state has had their own "no call" list for about a year now. It works fairly well, although I wish that they would force political campaigns to be covered on that list. During the last couple of local elections, my voicemail had about 5 or 6 messages a day with recordings imploring me to vote for so and so because he is for the schools or vote against so and so because he supports abortion. It makes me wonder - are voters that easily swayed that they will choose a candidate based on a recorded telephone message?

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

I signed up for Colorado No Call List and I haven't gotten any telemarketing calls in a while. I do miss the fun I can have with them though Big grin

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2979 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Abso-freakin-lutely!!!

My Telezapper doesn't come close to getting them all.



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

I do have to admit having some fun with them. We always used to get calls trying to sell us a timeshare in Branson, MO. I go by my middle name, but I list my phone under my first name...that way it was an immediate warning to me that anybody calling and asking for the name in the directory was a marketer. The guy asks me how I am, and I began speaking in a slow drawl that I was fine, ever since the bankruptcy. The guy says that's good, and I go on by saying that you really know who your true friends are when you got nothing in the world...them's the ones that sticks with you. He goes on and began his spiel about the free trip to Branson. I told him that it sounded great, but that I'd have to check with my parole officer, since I couldn't leave Kansas City without telling him. I went on to say that burglary wasn't THAT bad of a crime, hell, I didn't HURT anyone... The guy hung up.

User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

You I thought about it and I decided no, I won't sign.

Why you ask?

Well who else am I going to verbally abuse at the end of the day? My own family?  Big thumbs up

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

I always like messing with the people who call.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineMSY-MSP From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

You bet. I am on the MN one, and will be on the Fed's one too.

Now for dealing with them when they call. Just ask them to hold for one minute, while you do what ever. Now I just leave the phone on the table, come back in 10-15 minutes, and if they are still there, I will talk with them. Only once has the guy stayed on for that long. And he just wanted to see if I would come back.


User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6589 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

I got a friend who married a telemarketer... that's how they met... but she found him a nice job before they got married ! LOL

However, another friend who was about to marry a telemarketer (again that's how they met)... she stole his money and she's on the run!

Some are helpful, but they're a dying breed !
I hate the hustling types... I just hang up ! :P

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

I hate the hustling types... I just hang up ! :P

That's the worst thing you can do. Then they go right on to the next person.

A way to stop telemarketing in its tracks (in addition to the opt-out list) is to waste their time: pretend to be interested in their product & then change your mind. If their call volume drops considerably, their costs will rise & telemarketing will cease.





Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

In the end all such lists do is give the marketteers a list of phone numbers that exist and the names to match...
No need to buy them anymore, they get them for free...

Same with opt-out lists for spam, all they do is get you more spam.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Jwenting, in the UK they really do work. Like I said, I've had no faxes at all (apart from ones I want) since I signed up, I've also had a huge drop in the number of phone calls I don't want. Yay! Big thumbs up

Josh


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