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Dumb question: No call list

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by sportschick, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I've been on the no-call list and the only solicitation calls I get are from charities and companies I do business with.
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I've had my cell phone on a Do Not Call list for several years. Only got one telemarketing call on it and that was a month or two before I put it on the list.
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Charaties are the big headache on the land lane. Although I'm on the do not call list, charities can still call. I've learned not to answer the phone if the caller ID is showing "Out of Area", an 800 number I don't recognize or an 888 number I don't know because 99% of the time its a charity and they won't leave a message. I have fun waiting a few hours, calling the 800 (or 888) number back. Getting a recording saying that its some telemarketing company for charities and leaving a message saying not to call me anymore and if they're going to insist on calling to at least have the courtesy to leave a message.
  5. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I just stop them before they get started and ask if they are soliciting a donation. They, of course, say yes. Then I say that I don't take solicitation calls, wish them luck and hang up. Heck, I got a call yesterday as I was trying to get my kids ready for school.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...I'd never even have known there was comedic material to mine regarding your height if you hadn't mentioned that....
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    At least chickie doesn't have to worry about the 8-second jokes.

    Pouring you a pink frou frou now, ma'am.
  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Telemarketer strikes back with Caller ID spoofing:
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    This scum bag needs to be fined to the point where he'll never be able to afford to open another business.
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    1). There's always a way around everything.
    2). Telemarketers aren't just going to throw in the towel because millions of people are on the no call list. They're going to find a way around it.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It's his neck size; does that count?
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Do you realize how big the fines are for calling somebody on a Do Not Call list? I know somebody who works in list management...the people who sell the lists to telemarketers. It's a huge fine.
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