: Telemarketers bugging you?



Krashed989
10-31-06, 12:34 PM
Here's how to get rid of em!

http://howtoprankatelemarketer.ytmnd.com/ (javascript:ol('http://howtoprankatelemarketer.ytmnd.com/');)


:histeric:


EDIT: The site doesn't allow external linking, so you have to copy and paste the URL.

CIWS
10-31-06, 12:44 PM
Kinda funny :)
Most telemarketers just hang up if I go too far off course with them. So one of my favorites is when they start their pitch to ask them to hold on a second while I get a pen and paper to write on. Then I set the phone down and go about my business. After a few minutes of wasting their time they figure out I'm not coming back. :D

RobertCTS
10-31-06, 01:35 PM
Here in Ohio you can sign up for a "Do not call list". I haven't gotten a call in a long time. The exception would be a business you're already doing business with. When they call I ask them to put me on their "Do not call list" Works for me.

Krashed989
10-31-06, 01:41 PM
Yeah but pranking them is just so much more fun!! :alchi:

CadillacGurl
10-31-06, 02:01 PM
Haha that was great. I love pranking telemarketers... thought I hate it when they do it on your cell phone:rant2:

gary88
10-31-06, 05:17 PM
hahaha, that's great!

behind-bars
10-31-06, 06:45 PM
Haha


Tom Mabe has a whole cd of telemarketer pranks, One that I like aswell is called "Crime and the Carpet Cleaner" where he leads the telemarketer to believe he just killed someone, the telemarketer actually calls back :tisk:

RobertCTS
10-31-06, 07:59 PM
Pain in the arse 4 me when I'm trying to enjoy my dinner.:rant2:

RobertCTS
10-31-06, 07:59 PM
Pain in the arse 4 me when I'm trying to enjoy my dinner.:rant2:

Did I make my point? :)

Zorb750
10-31-06, 10:30 PM
Haha that was great. I love pranking telemarketers... thought I hate it when they do it on your cell phone:rant2:


It's also quite illegal nationally (USA) to include mobile (cellular OR pager) numbers in mass-calling lists. The fine is rather large too.

TomDeville
10-31-06, 11:14 PM
Pain in the arse 4 me when I'm trying to enjoy my dinner.:rant2:

That is when they are most inclined
to call, when they know that everyone
is home.

Credit cards and magazine subscriptions often
trigger those annoying and intrusive telephone
predators.

I like to tell them not to call back; that there
will never be a good time to call back; and, that
I must go as I need to evacuate my bowels.
I then hang up so as to avoid the next line in
their monotone script.
I would not be as good natured if it was on my
cell phone. Harsh fines are certainly warranted
in such cases.

TomDeville:cool2:

dp102288
11-01-06, 08:24 AM
^^ LOL. I love to mess with them. I tried to seduce a female once, I even told her to call me sometimes...she already had my number! :D

xxpinballxx
11-01-06, 08:43 AM
I do the ole seinfeld bit.
I ask them for there home phone number and I'll call them back. Of course they say they won't give out their phone number so I ask them why?
"do you not like being interrupted during dinner by annoying sales calls?"
"Then now you know how I feel!"

mtflight
11-28-06, 12:21 AM
This was too funny. That prankster is extremely talented.

Lady Danielle
11-28-06, 05:02 AM
Hey guys as of this week all cell phone numbers are being released >to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive
sale calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.... To prevent this, >call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It
is the National DO NOT CALL list.

It blocks your number for five (5) years.

dp102288
11-28-06, 08:51 AM
^^ Pretty and helpful...damn! :D :p

Elvis
11-28-06, 08:57 AM
It pisses me off that the "do not call" laws don't apply to the politicians who passed them.

I lost count of how many calls I got during the last election cycle.

mtflight
11-28-06, 12:33 PM
Hey guys as of this week all cell phone numbers are being released >to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive
sale calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.... To prevent this, >call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It
is the National DO NOT CALL list.

It blocks your number for five (5) years.

For Release: April 15, 2005

The Truth about Cell Phones and the National Do Not Call Registry

If you’ve received an e-mail telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database, rest assured that this is not the case. Telemarketing to cell phone numbers has always been illegal in most cases and will continue to be so. In response to recent e-mail campaigns urging consumers to place their cell phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission issue this advisory to give consumers the facts.

One e-mail making the rounds says:

“JUST A REMINDER...In a few weeks, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS... To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888/382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS...”
Another version claims:

“The Federal Trade Commission has set up a "do not call" list. It is called a cell phone registry. To be included on the "do not call" list, you must call from the number you wish to register.”
Here’s what you need to know about the National Do Not Call Registry program:
FCC regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers. Automated dialers are standard in the industry, so most telemarketers are barred from calling consumers on their cell phones without their consent.

The federal government does not maintain a national cell phone registry. Personal cell phone users have always been able to add their numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry — the same Registry consumers use to register their land lines — either online at www.donotcall.gov (http://www.donotcall.gov/) or by calling toll-free 1-888-382-1222 from the telephone number they wish to register. Registrations become effective within 31 days of signing up and are active for five years. There is no cut-off date or deadline for registrations.

Business-to-business calls are not covered under the Registry.For More Information
To learn more about the National Do Not Call Registry and the rules that enforce it, visit the FTC at www.ftc.gov (http://www.ftc.gov/) or the FCC at www.fcc.gov (http://www.fcc.gov/). For more information about a planned “wireless 411” directory, visit http://www.qsent.com/wireless411 (http://www.qsent.com/wireless411/index.shtml).
The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish (bilingual counselors are available to take complaints), or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at www.ftc.gov (http://www.ftc.gov/). The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
FTC MEDIA CONTACT:

Jen Schwartzman
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2674
FCC MEDIA CONTACT:

Rosemary Kimball
Office of Public Affairs
202-418-0511
(http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2005/04/dnc.htm)

Lady Danielle
11-28-06, 02:10 PM
Im so confused :(

Rolex
11-28-06, 08:50 PM
http://consumerist.com/consumer/top/the-second-greatest-thing-weve-ever-posted-crazy-cat-lady-telemarketing-call-187978.php

Listen to the "crazy cat lady" deal with a telemarketer. http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_freak.gif (javascript:insertText('[%|]');)

CIWS
11-28-06, 08:57 PM
Im so confused :(

Unsolicited e-mail, Telemarketers, and constant credit card offers in the mail ? "Just Say No" through the FTC.


http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/optoutalrt.htm

Rolex
11-28-06, 09:20 PM
I've been on the DoNotCall.gov list for few years. I still get calls from companies that have their numbers blocked....and when you ask about their contact information they get very nervous. The LIST is worthless IMO. YMMV

The newest scumbag solicitation I get is in the form of cell phone text messages. I've had several texts from some vacation company that tells me to go to their website. Of course their website has you fill out a form with your personal contact information and they contact you. There's no way to get their info and report them to the FCC. Worst part is...I PAY 10 CENTS A POP FOR THEM TO SOLICIT ME!!!! :mad:

dp102288
11-29-06, 09:14 AM
^^ Damn that does suck...

I know some cell carriers sued people who were soliciting via text messages and won. But there are so many out there.