This is an Important phone call for...............

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  1. Tigertrack

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    Yea, really important. First, its a machine calling me. Then, they can't even pronounce my name right. Finally, they don't even leave a message as to what it's about.

    Anybody get these kind of phone calls? I mean really if it's an important phone call, why have some stupid machine who cant' even pronounce my name right call me? If it's really important, why not have a human call me? Or, leave a real message, tell me what it's about and leave a number where I can call back?

    Really?
     
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    It's called telemarketing and it's a pain in the ass.
     
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    I liked how Jerry Seinfield handled it on his show.

    "Well how about I get your name and number and I can call you back later?"
    "No, we don't like to give out our number"
    "Oh, I guess you don't want people calling you while your having dinner! Now you know how I feel!"

    Or his other one,
    "Would you like to buy.................."
    "Yes." And he hangs up. LOL!
     
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    Yeah it's telemarketing and its becoming a pain in the ass I get them and now I get things I haven't had for like 10 years ago like they want to talk about the old car I had and did I like the service.. wtf? that's been 10 years or so.
     
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    Telemarketing or not, my point is if it's "important" please have a real human call me.
     
  6. Metal Chaos

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    What's worse is scammers who call claiming they have a prize you've won, all they really want is your identity.

    They called so many times while I wasn't home, they finally caught me at home once and I answered "NFPD, this is Officer Brown, how may I help you?" All I heard after that was a click and the dial tone.
     
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    Actually I've found most of the calls to be bill collectors, usually about a bill my brother ran up in my name.
     
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    You know what's boss? Going with the call until you finally get offered the chance to talk to a "customer representative" and giving them all kinds of hell. It's great to finally talk to them and just say something like, "so... what are you wearing?" or "you called at a bad time, I was just about to finish up" or anything like that. Try it, I dare you.

    I was offered a Cruise, he was offered his demise.
     
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    When my sister was in college, she got a call from a guy trying to sell magazines. Her and her roommate started chatting with the guy (they were bored that night), and he made the mistake of admitting that his computer would not let him hang up. They put him on speaker phone and made him listen to an entire episode of some chick drama on TV with them. He was starting to get pissy with them, and they just told him that if he didn't be quiet and let them finish watching their show, they would make him stay on the line for the next show, too!
     
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    Dude that's awesome! What the hell kind of telemarketing business would do that though?
     
  11. Sy-Rein

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    That's most likely a scam. Simplest thing to do is immediately hang up.

    My favorite one though is "this is your credit card company... Blah blah blah" ya if it was my credit card company they wouldn't call themselves my "credit card company".
     
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    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I don't have a house line, but I've had a computer call my cell a couple times in the past year. It's in Spanish though. I just hang up.
     
  13. Hiraga

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    What I usually do with telemarketers is tell them I'm hard of hearing. This is actually my favorite that I've done.

    Me: Hello?
    TM: Yes hello sir, I-
    Me: I'm sorry, I'm a bit deaf in this ear. A little louder please?
    TM: Oh no problem sir, I-
    Me: What? Louder please.
    TM: *voice raising* We just wanted to offer-
    Me: What? I still can't hear you.
    TM: *louder* We-
    Me: I'm sorry what?
    TM: *almost yelling now* WE JUST WANT-
    Me: I really can't hear you, please speak up!
    TM: *completely yelling, to the point where my dad in the next room looks around the corner* WE HAVE A SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU!
    Me: You have special otters for me?
    TM: NO SIR! A SPECIAL OFFER!
    Me: Little louder please?
    TM: WE HAVE A SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER FOR-
    Me: Stop yelling at me!

    And then I hang up.
     
  14. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm going to change the letters but this is a winner!! :lol 
    I've had this happen several times on a new number I got for the business phone lines..and I've told the idiots it's a business, don't know the deadbeat they're trying to collect $$..you'd think they'd get it after about a dozen times, now I block all those numbers..take that beeches. :D 

    As for keeping a tm on the line...I've done that too..made them just listen to background noise for over 30 minutes...they don't call back :thumb 
     
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    The worst ones are when someone (or something) calls you and then immediately hangs up, and then calls you immediately afterward, ad nauseum. The worst part of it is, the area code belongs to my University, so I immediately answer because it might be a friend or professor whose number I don't recognize.

    I searched Google for the number, and found dozens of "reverse phonebook" pages, which are, suspiciously, all owned by only 3 or 4 companies. Sure enough, in order to get the actual address I would have to sign up for some crap.

    I'm of the opinion that these hangup calls are meant to get you to use the look up feature. The scary part is, they know where I used to live...
     
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    If that's what they're doing, then that's one really pathetic, reprehensible way of making money.
     
  17. Tigertrack

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    If they really know me, they'll pronounce my name properly and call me sir.
    So many times I get called mam on the phone, god I hate that!
    I yell back at them, "I'm not a mam damn it!" and I hang up.

    My brother gives the phone to his son and his son says to the telemarketers,
    "I'm only eight years old for crying out loud!" and hangs up on them.
     
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    I just got a strange one not two seconds ago.
    Phone rang, I answered, "Good morning?"
    Machine voice said, "Good-by" click.
    and that was it. WTF?
     
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    just get on the no call list
     
  20. ZeroEdge

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    I think the strangest one I've ever gotten where I answered the phone, said "Hello?" and a recorded message played back to me saying "we're sorry, but that is not the correct answer, to speak to a live operative please press..."

    I don't remember the rest of the recording, but it went on something like that.
     

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