Another cold caller

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  1. estcres

    estcres Read Only Funster

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    Ring, Ring, Ring,

    (me) Hello, Hello, Hello,

    (her) can I speak to Mrs Rog please? (in an indian accent)

    (me) No. (she doesn't exist)

    (her) Are you the owner of this number?

    (me) No. (BT own the number)

    (her) Who are you?

    (me) Who are you?

    Line goes dead.

    Did 1471, guess what, No number stored.

    This happened about 6 minutes ago.

    Really P****s me off.
     
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  2. neilydun

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    Does my head in too.
    I bought a call blocker, for about thirty quid, and it stopped them all.
    Worth every penny !
     
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  3. estcres

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    How does that work?
     
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    That is really pathetic. You need help.

    "Can I speak to XXXX"

    "Certainly, who's calling". - you might get a name to report.

    "Oh, just a sec, she's just down the corridor, I'll go and get her".

    Put phone down, wait.............

    "Hello she's on her way, sorry for the delay".

    Put phone down, wait for dial tone.

    Came on, shape up, don't let them off the hook that easily again. Have some sport.
     
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  5. CHRI$

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    try this next time:Rofl1:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvJQxgtJW94"]Prank Call-Murder Scene - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I'm getting 2-3 calls every week offering me free boiler upgrades through a Gov led initiative, ask me to press button 2 to be put through to an adviser, I normally put the phone down but last week I spoke to the advisor, as soon as it was clear i wasnt eligble he couldn't get off the phone quick enough, not stopped them calling though, had another four calls since.:Doh:
     
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    It just plugs into your phone line, no electric required.
    It knows most of the nuisance numbers, and automatically blocks them.
    If one gets through (none have on mine), then there is a button to block them in future.
     
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    we play ping pong and pass them around saying theyve come thru to the wrong person but we will get the one they want i think 3 times is the record
     
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    I once had a guy on trying to sell me an Orange mobile phone. As I was a bit bored that afternoon I had him going for 5 minutes or so explaining that I was using a black landline not an orange mobile :BigGrin:
     
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    I have been known to tell them to do me a favour and F/Off , The boiler offer man soon disappeared when I told him I wasn't on benefits. Pete :Smile:
     
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    cold callers

    Has anyone tried, "Hello, glad you phoned, I was wanting to share with someone the good news, Shall we say a few words together first, then perhaps we could sing his praises together too, I hope you have time, can you spare just 30 minutes to praise him with me brother?
     
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    Mine went something like this:
    Hello, I am speaking on behalf of Everest Double Glazing. We are in your area on Wednesday, and you could qualify for 50% off our new range of conservatories, or double glazing. Would you be interested in a visit from our fitting advisor?

    Well yes, Iv'e been thinking of buying a new conservatory, tell me, could you fit one to the front of the house, maybe one with very large doors each side?

    (slight pause). Very large doors??........Each side??

    Well yes, you see I live right up to the West Coast Railway line, and it would help if the trains could pass through OK........:Laughing:

    *click*
     
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    I enjoy the sport as well.

    Went through a period of getting calls allegedly from Microsoft claiming my computer was generating error reports.

    First time I played along for quite a long time, playing dumb and doing exactly what I was told - until I was told to run an exe file from their website when I decided this had gone far enough - so I told them I understood exactly what they were doing. (DO NOT do this unless you know your way round computers!)

    Second time I used a different approach. Pointed out that if they really had got an error report from me, they must also have my IP address and therefore they could tell me what it is. After 10 mins arguing they hung up.

    Not been bothered since!
     
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    I leave the answerphone on and only pick up if I recognise the number , cold calls have become a real pain in the arris :Eeek:
     
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    Ahhhhhhh, with that you have to be most careful. My (very) old mum lives in Dorset. She had her phone altered so you only saw 'caller withheld' if she rang you. Ignored her for almost two months.

    Could be right out of the will now.......:cry:
     
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    Can I speak to the account holder please--:Angry:
    " he is due to be released in 5 years time":thumb:
    Dead line:thumb:
     
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    Depending on how I feel,I can be confused,deaf,stupid-easy for me,but the best is to put the phone to one side saying 'someones at the door' or 'excuse me I've left a pan on' and go and make a cup of coffee and maybe some toasted,take about 10-15 minutes, When you return to the phone you have dial tone.
    I love winding up the 'Microsoft' calls,they do get upset.
     
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    Aw, it's not fair. I've never had one so never had the pleasure :Laughing:
     
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    It's very strange but whenever "Andrew" or "Charles" ring trying to get me to answer a few questions or check a virus on my PC it always coincides with the testing of my smoke alarm. I think it very rude of them not to hang on until this important test has been completed.
     
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