silent calls problem

"Malcolm" wrote
TPS doesn't stop overseas marketing organisations making cold calls. I'm sure we've all had them from India and elswhere. With increased globalisation I reckon the problem will just get worse.
John.
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John Turner
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Except those calls from India are not overseas organisations they are our very own communications and banking organisations just using outsourcing to do the calling for them. As such they are supposed to comply. Since I signed onto TPS the volume has greratly reduced but some still get through. Keith
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Keith
Been there, tried that, still get the calls.
So I got a new strategy. I now announce at the outset that I regard the caller as a legitimate target, proceed to pull their arguments apart and look for inconsistencies in what they say as well as asking them to prove their claims in such a way that they are unable to do so without having to admit that they are lying.
This strategy has seen a marked drop in the number of calls we receive on our "unlisted" number as well as a few traumatised call centre staff.
Happy days ;-)
Elliott.
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Elliott Cowton
"Elliott Cowton" wrote in news:ovfwf.32554$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe2-win.ntli.net:
I've got a better one, a compressed air device known as a rape alarm. I beleive my number's now been blacklisted by oversees call centres.
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Chris Wilson
"Chris Wilson" wrote
LOL! That ranks with the antics of a friend of a friend. One day his Sunday afternoon nap was disturbed by one of the religions that knock at the door and try to convert you. They didn't know he was a theology graduate (doctorate), when they got out 4 or 5 hours later he had converted them back to mainstream Christianity...
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Elliott Cowton
"Elliott Cowton" wrote in news:kKfwf.64266$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe6-win.ntli.net:
I can almost trump that, I'm a philosophy graduate. many years ago after writing about the (non) existance of God and the various "proofs" (which aren't) regarding his existance I was appraoched by a Jehova's Witness. He obvioulsy hadn't had the full course for when I finished with he he professed athisism. :-)
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Chris Wilson
Paul Boyd wrote in news:43c191dc$0$1481$ed2619ec@ptn- nntp-reader01.plus.net:
Be warned one and all ... it may be construded as an assault ... use with care. You've been warned.
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Chris Wilson
But if you have signed up with tps you have already told then not to ring you.
Following your argument if I walked on the east coast mainline and got hit by the Edinburgh express I could sue even though I walked pass the warning signs.
Andy Carr
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Andrew Carr
Well Andy, it is not clear whether there are actually legal services available beyond the grave, which is where you would undoubtedly be if you were hit by the Edinburgh express.
So it would actually be your dependants who did the suing. And they certainly could sue. The warning signs are there because it is a statutory requirement to have warning signs. They do not protect the railway operator from its duty of care.
Your dependants' lawyers could argue that the railway should have provided a physical barrier to prevent you reaching the track, or perhaps you couldn't read English, or the warning sign was badly placed, or perhaps you were just too intoxicated to read the sign. Who knows? Anything is worth a try in the courts! That is why burglars can sue for injuries sustained when they trip over the cord to your video while in the process of stealing it. This is why we have Legal Aid in this country.
Cheers, Steve
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Steve W
Something I've always wondered, does the person trying to call get a message that they will only get through by releasing their number or do they get a number unobtainable message?
MBQ
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manatbandq
Indeed. Hospitals and other organisations often withhold the number as a matter of policy to prevent you calling back on a centralised line used to dial out. You are expected to use the appropriate number for the person/dept you wish to contact (or maybe a premium rate line).
MBQ
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manatbandq
Recorded Message: "The person you are calling does not accept anonymous calls"
I call anonymously, to override my anonymity I have to dial 1470 followed by the number I wish to call. Happens all the time, not a hassle as long as you can remember the number you need to dial.
Elliott
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Elliott Cowton
"Andrew Carr" wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@pipex.net:
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TPS, MPS done them both and as a matter of course re-register at regular periods. There's always a few though.
Junk mail I like, I rip everything up then put it all in to the reply paid envelope. ;-)
Another good one for the telephone pests, "Oh, that sounds really interesting, explain a bit more can you ..." couple of seconds later, "Oh just jold on I've got someone at the door" and put teh phone to one side and go back to watching the TV/picking your nose - whatever. (A secrecy button is helpful)
Ah but now you've acknowlaged what I've written so there's no way "I didn't know that it might be wrong". ;-)
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Chris Wilson
In message , " snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com" writes
I've wondered about that too, and also about those calling from phoneboxes or from abroad, neither of which release their numbers. But, since I don't get any of those calls, I'm not too bothered.
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Jane Sullivan
LOl - that reminds me of the time we kept getting "cold calls" from one particular double glazing company specialising in conservatories. we were getting calls almost once sometimes twice a week. I go so fed up in the end I relented and asked the guy for his contact details, and could he send a rep around to provide us for a quote on a nice new conservatory. Two days later the rep turned up slightly bemused... "there must be some mistake" the guy said as I opened the door..
"Oh .. didn't I tell you we lived in a 1st floor maisonette" was my reply :-) I then gave the rep a sheet of paper with the sales guy's details and said that as they wasted so much of my time on the phone, I thought I would only get the message through that I wasn't interested was by wasting some of their time.. The rep took the paper and was muttering something under his breath as he walked back to the car reaching for his mobile... needless to say we never received any more calls from that company !!
Malcolm
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Malcolm
Probably, mines enough to stop my Beaver Scouts in their tracks and on the third blast come running!
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badger
A work collegue's husband got so pissed off with getting cold calls for conservatories that he allowed himself to get talked into an appointment with an agent to measure up the proposed conservatory. The salesperson was apparently very insistent that a conservatory was exactly what he needed and wasn't at all phased when confirming the address for the visit....a third storey tenement flat in Edinburgh.
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Iain Rae

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