What do you think of all the telemarketers calling your home all the time? How many do you average a week?
I don't get any. My number is listed on the National no-call list.
I'm on the no call list and I never answer my landline (it isn't even plugged in). I also have a long number of rings before it goes to the answering machine. After many years, this year, I never get those calls at all, not even a message left.
We were on the no-call list also, for years with no problems. Then about 6 months ago it started up again. Hubby looked it up and there was some change that happened. I can't remember what it was, but we put ourselves on the list again, and no more problems. So try putting yourself on the no call list again. Hope that gets rid of them. We were getting about 5-10 calls a day. I would let it go to the answer machine, but STILL annoying.
I just got a new number about 3 weeks ago. I got calls within two days. I registered my number on the do not call list within the first week. It however, takes up to 30 days for your number to be updated as a do not call number. I got so fed up with the calls I put the following message on my answering machine. "You have reached the ***** residence. If you are selling something, hang up now. We don't want it. We don't need it. We have everything we need, thank you. If you are a friend or family leave a message and we call you back as soon as we find our phone. " It has actually been very effective with the telemarketers, and they do hang up. One thing to remember is the don not call list does not apply to charities asking for money, or politicians asking for your vote. (Next year will be bad. )
Maybe one since I disconnected my landline last year. They haven't found my cell number yet to bug me. I did register on the National Do Not Call Registry, however, I'm pretty sure that once the number gets out, I'll be bombarded. For now, I am just counting my blessings.
I get a lot of them when I'm not home ... According to my CallerID.
But I have my answering machine set to pick up after 2 rings... Not even enough time for me to get out of the chair 4 feet away.
And I do all my "business calls" through email ... So I have a written record of what was actually said.
The Do Not Call list works fine for legitimate telemarketers working inside the country but does nothing to stop the scammers or the overseas callers.
No, I don't swear at them but I do have some fun. A few polite answers then put the phone on the table with an occasional "I'm still here" or "Just checking something" works well enough.
One scammer hung up on me this week when she said I had a fault in my computer and I told her I usually sprayed it with bug spray.
But I'm only a beginner. Tom Mabe took his telemarketer to a murder scene. Have a laugh at this:
I learned from my sister, ask them why they work there and they cannot find a real job.