HOW do you stop freaking telemarketers (855) 678-4668

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HOW do you stop freaking telemarketers (855) 678-4668

Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 28, 2013 9:47 pm

This jerk called. I politely told him no and to take me off his list. He kept asking why.

I hung up.

He called back!!!

I just clicked it off.

These non english speaking people are pests. How the hell do I get them to stop calling me?
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Postby cashback » Tue May 28, 2013 9:54 pm

For the longest time I kept getting spam calls. The same one too, multiple times a day.

Recording: "Hello, this is cardmember services, please hold the line to hear a great offer we have for you"

Representative: "Hello, how much credit card debt would you say you have?"

....Click

Was very annoying, but it finally just stopped after about 3 months. The worst part is, you cant even call them back at the number they called you from! Everytime I began to yell at them, they just hung up.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 28, 2013 9:56 pm

Three freaking months????

I DON'T want to go to Cancun and stay at your damn resort. One time the guy asked me why not. I said "cuz you are not the Ritz Carlton"

He went on to say why I like the Ritz. I told him because at the Ritz, I minimize my chances of meeting low life, minimum wage scum bags like you.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue May 28, 2013 10:01 pm

Um, troll him.

For example say can you please hold I'll be right back. Put the phone down and continue with what you are doing, then a few minutes later pick it up and if he's still there say almost done please hold and repeat until he quits.

Or start babbling nonsense to him like pretend you want to convert him to your weird religion, make it up as you go. Do your best to keep from laughing and be as absurd as you can.

You can have fun and get rid of him at the same time.

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Postby Bksuper » Tue May 28, 2013 10:18 pm

We have a Do Not Call List for solicitors you can put yourself on in the US, don't know how it is in Canada though.

Or you could just have your centurion concierge call them back and get them to back off for you :)
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Postby djrez4 » Tue May 28, 2013 10:30 pm

Am I the only one who likes answering telemarketer calls? They're way too fun to mess with. I don't get any, but my parents do. When I visit them, I pick up all of the 800-number calls and have a field day.

Some of my favorites - try to convert them to a made up religion; tell them a long, rambling story that ends with the punchline "F U clown!"

(I've extended the F U clown story up to 30 minutes.)
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 28, 2013 10:35 pm

OH man.... I keep my calls down to 3 seconds.

Should see if I can get them to front me the cash for a trip. Hell tell them to charge it and I'll pay them back Western Union. That way they can get the points

djrez4 wrote:Am I the only one who likes answering telemarketer calls? They're way too fun to mess with. I don't get any, but my parents do. When I visit them, I pick up all of the 800-number calls and have a field day.

Some of my favorites - try to convert them to a made up religion; tell them a long, rambling story that ends with the punchline "F U clown!"

(I've extended the F U clown story up to 30 minutes.)
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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed May 29, 2013 6:41 am

djrez4 wrote:Am I the only one who likes answering telemarketer calls? They're way too fun to mess with. I don't get any, but my parents do. When I visit them, I pick up all of the 800-number calls and have a field day.

Some of my favorites - try to convert them to a made up religion; tell them a long, rambling story that ends with the punchline "F U clown!"

(I've extended the F U clown story up to 30 minutes.)


If you actually kept one of them on the line for 30 minutes with that you did great! That deserves an award. The upside to that besides having fun is they aren't bugging or scamming someone else in that time.

Another scam like that is all these vulture auto warranty companies. From what I've read the vast majority offer a worthless product. They must get your info from the DMV and they bombard your mailbox with nonsense like "you must call NOW or you will be in grave peril!!!!!!" about your car making it look like the wheels will fall off on your way to work if you don't call these idiots.
Back in the day before I knew better, I got one in the mail and had been looking for one, since I had an older car at the time and plenty of experience with what can happen with that. Like a fool I call the number, and some telemarketer gives me the pitch, wanting me to pull out a credit card and give them the number. I said well before I can do that I need to know what I'm buying so can you send me a copy of your coverages I can look it over? You'd think I asked for the Brooklyn Bridge - no sir we don't do that, basically you buy it, and then we send you what you get. I was like you gotta be kidding me - do you really think I'm dumb enough to buy what I don't even know I'm getting? well sir it just covers everything. (Except all the things it doesn't cover of course). We went back and forth like this for I'm not kidding you an hour, and I had told my ex-wife I would take her out to dinner and she was waiting patiently all through that, and I could finally see I was going to get nowhere with these people so I finally said well we've gone over this a billion times now, my position hasn't changed if you want my business send me what I'm buying first, my wife is waiting for me to take her to dinner and she's waited long enough I'm hanging up, goodbye. As I was hanging up I could hear the voice on the other end continue pressuring me to buy what I didn't know.

I mean what nerve. How stupid would anyone have to be to give a credit card number to these people BEFORE you know what the hell you are getting? That's a BIG time red flag of SCAMMERS folks.

To this day I still get those cards in the mail "Your auto warranty has expired you are in mortal danger terrorists will drain your bank account and kill you on national TV!!!!!!" I got several right after buying a new vehicle. Needless to say they got filed in the circular cabinet.....

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If they ask how you're doing, tell them a list of bull crap.

Postby Jcarpio12 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:20 am

Asks how your day was

Thank you. No one ever asks me how my day is.
Well...

My doctor told me I have Aids
I went horseback riding and a Horse kicked my scrotum
My wife left me because Cousin Bill moved in
My mom is disappointed because I can't give her grand kids
I got fired from my job
Someone threw coffee at me and sucker punched me
I was at a bar and some guy hit me in the head with a bottle and I blacked out
My dog got ran over last night.
I think my house is haunted
And I was getting a noose ready but them you called...
WHAT THE **** DO YOU WANT?!?!?!? :rolleyes:



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