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Helen Murphy Howell says
This is a good way of dealing with them. Many people go wrong by allowing the telemarketer to rebuttal them. Don't listen or give them the time, say you're not interested or put me on your in house DNC list and hang up immediately.
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Bonnie-Jean Rohner says
That's a good tip! Thanks!
Jim Miller says
Hi Jim, I'm on a 'do not call list' but you get companies who just ignore them - I still get loads of crappy sales calls.
Great idea thanks! And I enjoy reading everyone's responses too!
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Janis Leslie Evans says
Some good tips Janshares. I've tried not answering a company who was calling me previously, but they keep me on some kind of dial back system, continually calling me! So annoying!
I agree stricktlydating, I have an answering machine and there are some companies who keep dialling my number every few seconds to force me to pick up!
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Becky Katz says
Excessive and wrong, intentionally blowing a whistle in someone's ear because they call you. You must know that if you request to be put on an internal do not call list, they will not call again. If they do call again then it's an accident.
I agree with Becky and sara we did not ask for the call soo too bad.
Sam, I am on the nationwide 'Do Not Call' list, if they are calling me at all, it is an intrusion and a crime. They can pay the price for not doing their job.
The person calling is handed a list. He or she does not know if you are on the do not call list or not. I have been rude, hung up and yelled in my younger days--would never blow a whistle in someone's ear. That is going too far.
No, but their bosses should. I have just a cell now because I got tired of getting sales calls. So now they are allowed to call my pay per minute cell and waste my time and money. I have a phone for my convenience, not their profit.
The do not call list is not perfect. Pollsters can call. People campaigning can call. Certain charities can call and anyone you ever did business with can call. Regardless, don't shoot the messenger. jut hang up. The whistle is excessive.
I agree with you Becky. There are telemarketers that ignore laws and polite requests. You stated you notify them that you're on the Do Not Call list. After that, they get what they get. How much are you supposed to take?
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Larry Wall says
These are excellent strategies Larry. I also hate it when people call strangers by their first names. Many telemarketers simply don't show any respect, nor do they deserve any.