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How To Get Rid Of A Telemarketer Without Creating A Phone Stalker- 10 Effective Tips

Updated on May 31, 2011

The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Telemarketer

First of all I want to go on the record to say that I appreciate any hard working person. I know that what ever job you have, you should be grateful. However some of us have thankless jobs that irritate others. The top most irritating job of course is the telemarketing job.

We have been trained to instantly feel annoyed with these people seem to reach us in the most inopportune time. We become rude, obnoxious, hang up, and not answer and forget how to speak English. Why attack the person that has to call because of the job description?

Why become the worse person we can become at the expense of another human being? I suggest we come up the more polite ways to let the person on the other side of the phone know we are not interested.

If for no other reason..these people have our home address and phone numbers! Why irritate people that have us at a disavantage? Being polite can give us comfort that we are not on the telemarketers phone abuse list. I do believe we can be put in a system that will call us over and over again on spite. Why take that chance?

10 Tips To Get Rid Of A Telemarketer

If you can think of a few suggestions please feel free to add them on. Here are a couple of the suggestion I came up with:

  1. Pretend you don't speak English.
  2. Ask if they are lonely. Want to be? Then hang up.
  3. Say you an out of town visitor.
  4. Hold on one minute? Hang up.
  5. Tell them you work for the same company.
  6. Pretend you can't hear them.
  7. Go straight to Voice Mail.
  8. Put child on the phone.
  9. Say your cooking an not available.
  10. Hang up.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Telemarketer

The problem with all of the lies and avoidance's is that the telemarketer is placing you back in the system for others to call you. No telling what else they do with your information if you used rude and foul language.

The only thing you have done is to set yourself up for more phone calls and maybe harassment. If you were rude in the past, the telemarketer might even give you back more calls than normal just for kicks.

The best way to get rid of a telemarketercall from multiplying into more calls is to politely interrupt and ask "Can you place me onto your Do Not Call List" . Thank you and have a good evening. You would have taken control and stopped that company from the phone calls.

If you do not say these word, the calls will continue. By law any company that hears these words "Please place me onto your do not call list." will have to oblige or risk being fined. Telemarketers calls are recorded to further enforce this policy.

My point is, everyone has a job they have to do why not make it easier by being honest and polite just by saying these words... Please place me onto the do not call list. Thank you.

Resources:

http://www.donotcall.gov - You can place your name on this list and as of the 2007 your name will not be removed from this list.

http://www.telemarketing.donotcall.gov - This is were a telemarketer can go get their list scrubbed for people on the "Do Not Call List".

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    • Elearn4Life profile imageAUTHOR

      Darlene Matthews 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the comments. Telemarketers are real people too!

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      Belle 

      7 years ago

      Good tips, I used some of them from time to time. Now I can start working on getting on the do not call list.

    • roshall profile image

      roshall 

      7 years ago from Ohio

      Now days you need a plan to get away.I agree with your tactics. great job.

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