TELEMARKETERS new techniques these days, have you heard of them?

United States
February 13, 2007 8:32am CST
So I am always getting tons of telemarketer calls a day, which I hate, but now I have them calling the house and when I answer the phone they hang up. So in turn, thinking that it was somebody important, I call back the number only to be presented by me calling a telemarketer, anybody had this happen to them lately?? I hate it!
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@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
yeah they seem to try every trick in the friggen book now don't they.... I rarely get calls now from telemarketers because i decided one day that i was going to make me laugh, and worry them... Here's how it went: Them: Hi there, blah blah blah Me: Hi, Oh S***, My Cat's On Fire!!!! I have to go Bye!!! Well, one called back the next day to find out how the cat was... i did this to several of them... now, i'm not really bothered. You should try it, if they ever talk haha, it's fun, and gets them off your back.
• United States
14 Feb 07
That is too funny, thanks for sharing
@Araiya (61)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Oh, my god. That's a good one. I'm surprised that they actually called back to ask about your cat, though. :o
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
13 Feb 07
A friend told me that it's an automated system calling you, just to check and see at what times you're home and answering your phone. Then a live person calls at those times. If I don't recognize a number calling, I let it go to voice mail. If they don't leave a voice mail, I figure it's not important and don't worry about it.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Thanks for the info Claudia, I did not know that
• United States
14 Feb 07
Thanks for the info Claudia, I did not know that
@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
14 Feb 07
At this time i only have a cell phone but when i did have a home phone i was swamped with these calls and it is very annoying. I could spend a whole day with nobody calling me but them morons, i would get more calls from them than family.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I look at my ID. caller if I don't recognize the number I won't answer.
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Yes I have had it happen once, when it did and it was a number I dont know I dont answer and I dont call the number back.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
I have never had this happened to me. Don't call the number unless it is on you recongize. You have voice mail right. Anyone important would leave you a voice mail and you could check it immediately.
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• India
13 Feb 07
This seems to be a new technique, but the problem is not everybody will be having a caller I.D., in India there will be hardly 10% of the population who will have this facility, so we may not face this problem in the near future.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
13 Feb 07
here in sweden we can sign up our number for free on a list, and if u are on this list NO telemarketers are allowed by law to call your number - it is soooooo good =)
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
I've never had this happen to me, however if someone hangs up in my ear, I wouldn't call them back either. Most times if the number comes up and it's one I don't recognize, I don't answer it anyway. I have an answering machine and I figure if it's important, they'll leave me a message.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
21 Feb 07
hi my friend gave me this site. www.donotcall.gov you can put 3 numbers you dont want calling you and for 5 years the telemarketers cannot call that number(yours) and for your cell phone its 888-382-1222 as she said that cell phone companies where giving telemarketers rights all cell numbers. this will block all of them for the same amount of time. hope this helps you, did for me. IM TELEMARKETER FREEEEEEEEEE
@skyhit (390)
• Indonesia
16 Feb 07
hahaha yes thats realy realy sucks.