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    Cold callers.

    Shortie861 Nov 28, 2016

    1. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

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      I swear cold callers get worse before Christmas, it's so obvious it's people taking on a job to get that Christmas bonus. I have had at least 3 call me today two of which I recognised the number and ignored it but one was a mobile number and being that I am waiting for an engineer to call me from Virgin Media and someone to call me about having new windows fitted I answered thinking it might be either of those but instead was someone claiming to be from a place where they get rid of all your debt.

      Do you get cold callers often? Does it increase at certain times of the year at say Christmas?
       
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      All the time! I love the indian tech support scammers from 'Windows' lol Wasn't aware a person could be from an Operating System? :D :p
       
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      I very rarely get them but I just hang up when I do. It makes me laugh when the Indian callers introduce themselves with a blatantly obvious Western name such as Adam or Jennifer.
       
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      DMG Cult of Personality

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      I used to get at least five a day because of my debt but now I don't get them often
       
    5. Demon_skeith

      Demon_skeith Chataholic

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      When you mean by cold callers, do you mean spam phone calls? We get them all year around and are always annoying though they don't increase around this time of year for my area.
       
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      We're registered with the Telephone Preference Service so don't get many.
      If I do get one then I usually explain to them at great length how they are breaking the law by contacting us, how it is part of their job to check the register before they dial a number and could I have all their details so I can report them .... they usually hang up around now.
       
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      Lol, nice. I will have to do that next time.
       
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      So the doorsbell rang yesterday and when I answered the door there was Mr Flash-git with some sort of company crest on his bomber jacket.
      "Nothing to worry about" he says "Just wanted to talk to you about the condensation on your windows."
      Windows? = double-glazing salesman, thought I
      "No thanks" I say and close the outer porch door.
      I'm just closing the inner porch door when this git opens the outer door again and starts going into another spiel !!!
      Well in my book this guy has now crossed the line so I call him a few choice names and tell him to get the ... off my property.
      He still stands there and I get the impression he's not about to go anywhere and is simply waiting for the next opportunity to launch into his patter -
      So I reach for my wifes walking stick which is in the hall -
      At last he finally gets the idea and walks off.
      Needless to say by this time I've got steam blasting out of my ears!
       
    9. DMG

      DMG Cult of Personality

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      :eek: Jeepers! Talk about going to great lengths to sell yourself. I would have got the police on him for trespassing,
       
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      I get them a lot some are just hilariously stupid.

      Latest one is from some sorta accident claims company, Annoying part is they ask for my mothers name.

      Claiming she was in a road accident and whyhas she not claimed compensation.

      I tell them cause she was decapitated and they hang up.
       
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      I agree, that is just awful and way beyond professional (do these guys even know how to be professional?)

      But I agree with DMG, I personally would have done the same. I get it's a job and it's for extra cash at Christmas but to act like that is one step too far.
       
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      there are still door to door salesmen? I thought jehovah people were the only ones who still did that.
       
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      Omg I have had the guys from the 'techincal dept at microsoft' call me so many times, to talk aboutmrue virus on my computer. Im afraid I am VERY rude to them...the last word I say to them always ends in off.