Cold Callers.. a new trick !

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  1. Jaws

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    Not really motorhome related but something we all suffer from so...

    Just had a call and it was one of those
    For more information, please press 2

    To be removed from the list, please press 5

    Well I get the same call from the same people very regularly
    Tried pressing 5.. made no difference
    Tried speaking to them politely.. waste of time
    Tried being obnoxious and VERY rude.. nowt
    Tried pressing 5 and then just leaving the line open..
    The idea is that will just cost them money at least, but after a very short while they hang up


    Well this time I tried pressing 9

    Guess what ! It went through to an unmanned switch board thing and has jammed the line open.. That was about 20 minutes ago and it is still open now..
    At least I have the satisfaction of knowing it is costing the bums money !!
     
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    err I think pressing 9 makes you pay for the call. Never ever press any numbers cold callers tell you to.
     
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  3. Jaws

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    Sorry mate.. That was about 10 years ago.. Made completely illegal way back...
    And they did not say press nine.. it was not an option .. only 2 or 5
     
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    As teacher said.....must try harder.

    Last one i got from one companys coldcallers gave me the option of "press 5 and we will contact you."

    When they called later that day they got my full venom....every other word was fu€& and i did not stop ranting until they hung up on me.

    Never had that number again.
     
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    The latest seems to be along the lines.......hello, my name is James and i'm not here to sell you anything.

    So what the fu€& are you wasting my time for then ?

    Usually results in a click...brrrrrrrrrr
     
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    I usually just say "Whatever it is you are selling I am not interested. Sorry to have wasted your time. Have a nice day." and hang up.
     
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    We just drop the call as soon as we can, haven't had any for the last couple of weeks, probably only a temporary break.
    There are two different one we get, known to us as "Dear customer" and "Please listen" as this is a far as they get before we just drop the phone.
    They used to come from a variety of numbers and I used to add them to our barred numbers so they didn't get through again. Now they are unavailable or international so I can't bar them, DAMN!
     
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    You're letting us all down there. It's not like we haven't given you loads of clues. Come try harder, think SPORT.
     
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    Thats the ticket Brian !! After all, where is the fun in just putting the fone down !!

    I ask you.. NO imagination at all !!! :D:D;)
     
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    I missed a trick last week I answered a call selling a machine to stop unwanted calls, I said no thanks and hung up, what I should have said was I dont have a problem with them I just tell them to F##K OFF. ;););)
     
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    My son's friend always answers the phone "Eccles Coast Guard"

    Son #1 always says "Phil's Incontinence Supplies, where is the flood?"

    Also "High Peak Marine Salvage, you sink we float"
     
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    "I'm so glad you phoned - I'd like to tell you about Jesus..."

    Still my favourite!
     
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    Hello, Samaritans
     
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    Sorry house owner not at home, i just lodge here.
     
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    I've tried that but still get the calls. I tell them I am registered with TPS and ask to speak with the supervisor. Ask for full details of the company and report them.
     
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    tps is great for uk calls but useless against the indians etc they dont give a damn
     
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    that Indian gentleman keeps phoning from Microsoft wanting to take over control of my computer I keep telling him I do not own one .
    I keep him on the line and watch] tv or read newspaper .he hangs up first ..tried telling him to f..k o..
    got thick skins those cold callers images.jpg
     
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    Funniest thing was when an insulation company rang the energy rating people at NHBC, by the time they had rung the last extension they'd had so many sales leads probably thought they would be able to retire! The company declined to do the presentation for the NHBC experts, funny that.
     
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    Turn the ringer off on the phone and let them leave a message if it is important. Works for us.
     
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