Question about telemarketers

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  1. Hachibei
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    Okay, so basically, Bell Canada has been calling me continuously (every 15-30 minutes) for the past 4 hours, asking me to sign up with them, and I'm getting really fed up. I have always given them the same answer: NO, I don't want to sign up with you, but the calls just keep on coming. Would I be able to take legal action against them if they kept calling me?
     
  2. p1ngpong

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    Tell them what has been happening and demand to speak to a manager or whoever may be in charge. When you speak to him demand your name be removed from their list and threaten to take action against them if you receive any further calls.

    Also what I like to do to these sort of people is say "Yes give me two seconds and I will speak to you about this." Then I leave the phone off the hook with them waiting, and go and do something, watch tv, play a game, whatever it may be.

    Trust me they stay on the line waiting for ages, sometimes over half an hour! [​IMG]

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  3. wchill

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    You evil, evil little elf. [​IMG]
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  4. anaxs

    anaxs got milk, got candy

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    your moms jeans pocket
    i think u could ... same thin happened to my cuz and his parents didi somtin about it and they stopped callin...i dont no what they did tho.... [​IMG]
     
  5. NeSchn

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    No, see thats when you start screwing with them like crazy. Thats what I would do.
     
  6. nutella

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    honestly, pick up the phone and scream into it "FUCK OFF INDIA". that's if they were indian, which they usually are.
     
  7. Salamantis

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    Screw around with Bell, that's all they deserve.
    Google always solves the problem! http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+scre...+a+telemarketer

    I've personally done these:
    -Everytime they call, I tell them that they have the wrong person and that there's no [my name] living here. Eventually they stopped calling.
    - I listened to their offer and sounded very serious about buying the product/service, and kept asking so many questions I could think of. After the telemarketer sounded pissed, I politely declined the offer and hung up.
    -(my favorite) I tried to sell them a product/service the same way they did to me, lol.

    Also, note, if you haven't subscribed to http://ioptout.ca/ and https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/index-eng , do it now. It won't help stop Bell because they own the DNC list, but it will help with other telemarketers.
     
  8. megabug7

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    Register with the Telephone Preference Agency of your country (it is supposed to reduce/eliminate sales calls). I tried googling for one in the States but I wasn't successful (it might have a different name).

    UK one here so you can see what it involves.

    Ah the poster above provided some links
     
  9. Harsky

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    "He's dead"

    Well, something like is bound to make any light hearted selling technique fall flat on their face. Normally I would screw with them by stretching it out to several minutes of me going, "ummmm ummm" after every sentence.
     
  10. Hachibei
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    Thanks for the input everyone!

    I'll definitely check out those two sites, thanks Salamantis [​IMG]
     
  11. juggernaut911

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    I screw with them...

    WOULD JOO LEIK 2 SIGN---

    WAHTS YUUR FAV COLORZ?!

    WHAT?

    I want to sign up if you can solve this riddle...

    lolwut?

    how much would could a spoon chuck if a fork could chick kinves


    crap like that
     
  12. nutella

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    Like this?


    (Here if it doesn't show up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5z4Vs26-TI )
     
  13. myuusmeow

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    You: Hello?
    Telemarketer: Hi, would you be interesting in switching over to TMI Long Distance Services?
    Y: Oh, I can't talk right now, why don't you give me your home number and I'll call you later.
    T: Uh, well sorry we're not allowed to do that.
    Y: Oh, I guess you don't want people calling you at home.
    T: No.
    Y: Well, now you know how I feel. *hang up*

    I love Seinfeld.
     
  14. wchill

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    Y: Hello?
    T: Hi, *blah blah blah*
    Y: OMG I would just LOVE to buy Product XYZ. oshi- my little kid is playing with matches near the gas. Give me a minute please. BILLY!!!!!
    T: ...
    *leave phone hanging for 30 minutes*
    If they didn't hang up by then, tell them the same BS slightly modified.
     
  15. MrDillDough

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    Tell them to run through their range of products, then you leave them. And when you come back, if they're still there, tell them it was nice talking to them and hang up. [​IMG]
     
  16. Twiffles

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    I just decline whatever offer then ask them to remove my name/number off the list, and they never call again. Results may vary though.
     
  17. Hachibei
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    WIN
     
  18. chazam1337

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    mess with them, and post it on youtube, you shouldnt get mad at an opprotunity like this.