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    Cold Calling,fight Back

    APS Oct 27, 2012

    1. APS

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      How to fight back

      Top marks to this man.
      Do you think you would try this ?
       
    2. Spice

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      I have caller ID. Any number I don't recognize doesn't get answered. And when I do get one of these calls, first thing I do is check the area code. If it is from somewhere I don't know where, I put the number as a contact. List it as BS1, BS2 etc. That way when I do get one of these calls I will know it is Bullshit...:giggle:
       
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      I've got caller ID and I do the same,don't answer any I don't recognise.
      I have a habit of putting the number into google and 9 times out of 10 you can identify the caller via a site called "Who Calls Me"
       
    4. Naiwen

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      Also, on a DNC list would work well. (What I call a "do not call list").
       
    5. Spice

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      I'm on a DNC list and yeah doesn't work all that well.
       
    6. APS

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      Same here.
       
    7. Naiwen

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      Well, I'm sorry to hear it then?
       
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      awesome,

      alot more people should do this and that way cold calling and telemarketers and all that would decrease overall
       
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      A 'fun' way to get rid of unwanted callers (phone) is to answer 'QUE?' pronounced KE
      Spanish for 'What'
      By the time you get to the 3rd 'Que'.....they hang up !....:playful:
       
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    10. Naiwen

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      :cloud9:; well said My Lady; or point's taken!
       
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      My aunt used to say just a moment, put the phone down and then walk away. She'd be gone for about a half hour and by the time she got back no one was on the line.:loling:
       
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      :bounce:
      Just tell them you are dead, the line goes silent as they try to work out how they can be talking to a dead person,
      they hang up !!, try it :loling:very amusing.
       
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      Yea - have done the walking away - works everytime !
      Good one PJ - may as well have some fun with it.....:playful:
       
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      Yes; that's My Girl & that's the thing to do as well!
       
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      nice one, our landline is never plugged in these days unless we need to use it due to all the cold calls we get as late as 10pm
       
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      Yes of course, that's true!
       
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