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Great advice, tips 4 P-ng off telemarketers


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Koretek

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A Friend sent me this in the mail, I dont know about the rest of you but we repeatedly get these lunatics bothering us at the most inconvenient of times, and YES I can take measures to put a stop to this but to be honest I dont feel I should be the one who has to change, I am sick of people making us pay for them taking simple advantage of a situation because its like the mountain and "they can" So now with this I CANT WAIT for the next call, cmon Phone ring-ring-ring!!


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tips pissing off those telemarketers


Three Little Words That Work !!


(1)The three little words are: "Hold On, Please..."
Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of
hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more
time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.


Then when you eventually hear the phone company's "beep-beep-beep" tone,
you
know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has
efficiently
completed its task.


These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting.


(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other
end?


This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and
records the time of day when a person answers the phone.


This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a "real"
sales
person to call back and get someone at home.


What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is
to
immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as
quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call and
it
kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have
your
name in their system any longer !!!


(3) Junk Mail Help:
When you get "ads" enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return
these
"ads" with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk
mail
away.


When you get those "pre-approved" letters in the mail for everything
from
credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away
the
return envelope.


Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right?
It costs them more than the regular 37 cents postage "IF" and when they
receive them back.


It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50
cents before! the last increase and it is according to the weight. In
that
case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in
these
cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.


One of Andy Rooney's (60 minutes) ideas.
Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a
pizza
coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just
send
them their blank application back!


If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on
anything
you send them.


You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep
them
guessing! It still costs them 37 cents.


The banks and credit card companies are currently
getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to
OVERWHELM them. Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk
mail,
and best of all they're paying for it...Twice!


Let's help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that
e-mail
is
cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to
increase
postage costs again. You get the idea !


If enough people follow these tips, it will work----
I have been doing this for years, and I get very little
junk mail anymore.


THIS JUST MIGHT BE ONE E-MAIL THAT YOU WILL WANT TO FORWARD TO YOUR
FRIENDS

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Have fun I know I will!!
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HarryMay

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how about sending your favorite annoyancea free magazine subscription via those pesky little cards that drop out every time you read a publication.Just be smart and don't send a check along,too.
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I actually enjoy the telemarketer calls. I can keep them on the phone for over and hour. They get payed on a per-call basis, so the longer you keep them on, the less they get payed. My favorite way to keep them on and annoy then, is to ask if they use the service they are selling. Most don't, then ask why. Then accuse them of trying to swindle you in to buying an inferior product, knowingly! That gets them alittle hot. Accuse them of lying to you. Just do stuff to them that you want to do to your annoying co-workers, or people who are just a pain. Have alittle fun sometimes.
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In California there is a law that if you ask them to remove you from their lists then they have to :tazz:
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But it doesn't make them take you off all of their lists, just the one that they used at that moment. Plus, how do you track that?
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Well, here's one for ya. I got a call from a telemarketer who was taking surveys about something useless to me. She asked to speak to the oldest male in the house (What, my opinion as a woman is still unwanted? Why did we burn our unmentionables in the 60's then?)

Anywho, I let her speak to the oldest male in the house at the time all right... my 2 year old son who loved to babble to anyone on the phone! After about 10 minutes of his baby talk, she finally got the hint and hung up.

ROFLMBO!!!


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LOL! Thats great! Teach 'um young, I say!
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