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Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:11 AM

Fucking with telemarketers

Got my daily call from the is-the-lady-of-the-house-there stalker. He's been asked nicely to stop calling, and doesn't identify himself

So, I did answer with hello. Then, "Baca!? Baca?"

This is a made-up word. He seemed taken aback, then said he was taking note of what I said.then hung up.

Abuse of a utility?

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Reply Fucking with telemarketers (Original post)
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 OP
jmbar2 Jan 2022 #1
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #2
sakabatou Jan 2022 #18
jmbar2 Jan 2022 #27
gab13by13 Jan 2022 #3
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #6
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #4
demmiblue Jan 2022 #5
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #7
PJMcK Jan 2022 #8
Emile Jan 2022 #9
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #10
AllaN01Bear Jan 2022 #11
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #12
AllaN01Bear Jan 2022 #13
mitch96 Jan 2022 #14
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #16
AllaN01Bear Jan 2022 #15
Freddie Jan 2022 #17
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #19
randr Jan 2022 #20
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #22
BlackSkimmer Jan 2022 #21
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #23
BlackSkimmer Jan 2022 #24
wnylib Jan 2022 #28
frogmarch Jan 2022 #25
XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #26

Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:14 AM

1. Baka means crazy in Japanese

LOL...

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:15 AM

2. Bwahahahaha!!!

I chose a good word...

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 11:15 AM

18. Or stupid.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:59 PM

27. Thanks

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:17 AM

3. I just don't answer.

had to reschedule my car's appointment at the body shop because someone used a personal cell phone.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:19 AM

6. I'm juggling a bunch of things

And have calls out i need to answer. I don't memorize all the call-back numbers

Sorry about your car

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:18 AM

4. And just got another hang-up calll....

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:18 AM

5. I don't answer the phone, usually.

If I manage to get a telemarketer, I just hang up during that blank space at the beginning of the call. Most are probably paid shit wages, with little to no benefits. I won't add to their misery.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:20 AM

7. Thats sad for him

But we've been nice and patient. He's harassing us at this point.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:22 AM

8. I get daily calls for solar panels

The calls are computer-generated and are programmed for specific responses. If you answer is outside of their expectations, it gets funny.

And old, really fast.

I don’t know how to get rid of them because the calls seem to come from different numbers each time.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:24 AM

9. I get calls from my mail order pharmacy that say spam warning

on my phone. Lately the medical clinic comes across as spammer too. So now I'm forced to answer these annoying assholes phone calls and it is not making me happy.

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Response to Emile (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:28 AM

10. I'll change the number eventually

Ut right now I'm also dealing with Social Security. Lawyers, realtor, and I need to answer my phone. He's been asked nicely to stop

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:36 AM

11. gave me a good laugh.

the best one ever was the usual car warrenty scam on our apartments elevator emergency phone . was supposeldy to be a direct connection to a call center. lol . ill have to remember that .
most of mine are robo calls .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:41 AM

12. I had one the other day

When I politely asked to be removed, kept saying, "I'm sorry, I can't hear you."

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:43 AM

13. i usualy get the same ones over and over again. if unknown name and a certain dialling area

i shunt them to the answering machine .

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:52 AM

14. Years ago I would have fun with them.. Time is money.. The more time they spend with a

wasted call the less opportunity they have to scam someone else.
So when they would call I would say
"YES! I want to talk to you" but just hold on a second, ok?
I would put the phone down and just continue with what I was doing. After about a min or so I would here the beep, beep, beep that they had hung up.. After a while the word got out and the spam calls went way down. My action? I don't know but it was fun!
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:54 AM

16. I like that

My other plan is to place the phone by the TV with some crazy shit on and let them sit. This call is coming out of charlotte

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 10:54 AM

15. apex nj police capt gets even w scammers .

i love the part where the capt asks for their supervisor. they reply , col white . leftenant green. capt scarlet.
i heard those and they were from a tv show that i watched as a chid , a sub adult and young adult called capt scarlet and the mysterons .


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Scarlet_and_the_Mysterons
spectrum is green.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 11:13 AM

17. I only get crap calls on the landline

I let my 3 year old granddaughter answer. She says “hello this is Addie” in that sweet little voice, and they always hang up. They don’t try to sell her an extended car warranty.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 11:27 AM

19. I got a crazy one on my cell

It usually says SCAM, but it didn't this time. That call was fun

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:30 PM

20. If I get a call from a live person

I put on my mechanical voice and tell them that they have reached an anti spam number and that their system has just been infected with a virus. They can call me back at 3AM and I will give them instructions as to were they can deposit money before I give them the code to remove virus.

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Response to randr (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 02:32 PM

22. Lol! You bad

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:55 PM

21. I rarely answer my landline, but when I do, I answer with the name of a made-up company.

I say "'Mother's maiden name' Mortgage" How can I direct your call? When there's a pause, as there invariably is, I repeat the greeting.

I use a very cheerful business like tone.

They always hang up lol. I figure my mom would get a kick out of my using her maiden name as the name of a fictitious company.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 02:33 PM

23. I'm trying that

"House of Love. How may I help you?"

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 03:33 PM

24. Oh, that's excellent!

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 04:59 AM

28. Or, "Mary's Brothel. Which lady are you calling for?"

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 03:52 PM

25. Years ago, when my

now-daughter-in-law was fresh out of high school and just starting college, she needed a job to get by, and out of desperation became a part-time telemarketer. She said that because of all the insults she got from the other end of the line, it was the most depressing time of her life.

One day, a man who'd answered the phone changed that. He told her she sounded like a nice person, someone who he thought could find a better, more satisfying job, and he suggested some places she could apply.

She thanked him and quit her telemarketer job that very day. As the man had suggested, she applied for a part-time job at a nursing home. She was hired, and she worked there throughout her college years.

Instead of blowing up at her on the phone or insulting her, the man - she never knew his name -made a positive difference in her life.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 04:20 PM

26. That's a sweet story

I feel for them. If I thought it would work, I'd do that. I'm always polite, but begging them to please take me off their calling list. I suffer from very bad anxiety and someone asking for the lady of the house unnerves me. He's been doing this for years.

I'd have more respect if he said, Hi, this is Chad from Superior Warranties or something.

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