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Oh, telephone preferance service, do that, takes 6-8 weeks but it stops after a while, also do the mail preferance service thing and stop your recycling bin being filled up with pizza menus for take aways 15 miles away.
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I answer the phone with a cheery "hello".
 
They say "am I speaking to Mr ColintheFox?" or whatever.
 
I say hold on a minute, I'll see if I can find him for you. It may take a few minutes.
 
I gently lay the phone to one side, and get on with my work.
 
A few minutes later I hang up.
 
I can tell they're pissed off 'cos sometimes they phone straight back. Then they get the answering machine, and I can hear.....................
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stacey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 11 at 22:31
I am x directory and still get about 3/4 calls a day.

You can report them but nothing comes from it.
I sell cars and campers.
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Originally posted by colinthefox colinthefox wrote:

........ I can tell they're pissed off 'cos sometimes they phone straight back. Then they get the answering machine, and I can hear.....................
 
I just screen ALL calls with our answering machine.
 
I tell people that I want to hear from that they need to start talking after the message and if I'm there I'll pick up - usually with a "Real Greg here" greeting to distinguish myself from the "answering machine Greg" message.
 
I've got the machine programmed to announce some known callers (the ones I want to talk to, at least).  I am on the Oz "Do not call" register, but we still seem to get a lot of cold callers who hang up as soon as they realize it is a recorded message, then they follow up with lots of calls, sometimes for a day or so before they finally give up.  Many of these calls originate overseas, and are always "private callers" ie no number displayed.
 
I know it puts some people off, but I found the 100% answering machine policy to be my best defence.  Not so good for anyone trying to run their business via phone calls though.  I guess you could try selling to them instead Wink
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http://video.ak.fbcdn.net/cfs-ak-snc6/232119/3/10150618760395591_17308.mp4?oh=f8713c52a6498764e92d0f50b22bb23c&oe=4DE0DC00&__gda__=1306582016_ec04c2a0d7be61a82d1729f137b79740


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It may work..... Here is alexis talking to the telesales people a few nights ago

Edited by Stacey - 26 May 11 at 12:34
I sell cars and campers.
www.qualitycarsuk.co.uk
~And I like filth, ginger people, drunk Welsh people and fingering food
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I also keep getting 01618143073

They are selling if you are daft enough to listen
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6 years going strong LOL

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Me latest wheeze when the scammers ring is to pretend to be the old faithful retainer. They always start by asking if they are talking to Mr Noc or whatever, so I say no I'm his butler Scrotum and very politely ask how can I help?

So far they have rung off, but if they keep talking I'll be very easily persuaded to pass Mr Noc's London appartment number on to them - 02080891924.

That's just another scam number, so if they ring it they will end up trying to scam a scammer, and good luck to them with that. 

Edited by Mike Noc - 01 Dec 17 at 09:31
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