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Thread: Dealing With Telemarketers

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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    I read a small note in a magazine about this.

    Did you ever notice that when a telemarketer calls there is a delay after you answer? A few seconds of blank pause before the telemarketer greets you? Now you can use this to your advantage. Try this out the next time you hear the pause. Don't say anything keep quiet just listen. (You will be able to notice the background noises of the busy call center. You will also hear the telemarketer saying "hello... hello......HELLO..HELLO!! ARGH!" and then they hang up.

    It's the tone of their voice and frustration that's absolutely hilarious.

    I have tried this quite a few times now and I love it. Try it out.

  2. Lounge   -   #2
    i just ask for their home phone numbers
    then they say they can't give them out
    i ask why, don't you want an annoying person phoning you at home?

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  3. Lounge   -   #3
    Hi,

    I say "Lesbian plumbing, this is Cookie speaking"

    It gets them confused everytime,
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  4. Lounge   -   #4
    We just say: "Hello this is -namehere-" then they hang up since they don&#39;t speak english (we moved to spain before some years)

    Funny thing is that a lot of "Learning Centers" call (at least once per day) and try to sell "english classes" while they don&#39;t understand anyhing we say lol - and such people try tomake money with "learn english" hehe

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    am i the only one who has tried to have phone sex with them?
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    lol well im always on the internet so i barely get telemarketer calls , but good strategy Virtualbody1234

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    dont get them.....do you get them in the uk?

  8. Lounge   -   #8
    Originally posted by stupidguy@7 October 2003 - 22:42
    dont get them.....do you get them in the uk?
    Yes we do get them a lot.

    Try signing up for the Telephone Preference Service, (search for it on google), and you can register for free and they should not call you anymore.

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    this is how i deal with them:

    once i make sure it&#39;s telemarketer calling i said to them

    you know i&#39;ll have to put u on hold for a sec i got something on the stove, be right back

    let them hang about 10 mins, the more time you can hang them the less victims they can reach.


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    Here&#39;s a similar method.

    Tell them your wife/husband always deals with this, and you&#39;ll get her/him to come to the phone. Then, every few minutes you can tell them that she/he is "just coming". Keeps them on the line for ages.
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