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    Great Tips!!

    Post by SensGirl11 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:36 pm

    I just received this e-mail. If these tips work, I'm all for it. I will definitely be trying these.














    Subject: How to handle Telemarketers & Junkmail





    This is a good one - worth reading - and doing!






    CBS Newsman


    Tips for Handling Telemarketers


    Three Little Words That Work !!

    (1)The three little words are:
    'Hold On, Please...'

    Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

    Then when you eventually hear the phone company's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.

    These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting.



    (2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?


    This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.


    This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a 'real' sales person to call back and get someone at home.

    What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible This confuses the machine that dialed the call and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer !!!


    (3) Junk Mail Help:

    When you get 'ads' enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these 'ads' with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail away.

    When you get those 'pre-approved' letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope.

    Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular 41 cents postage 'IF' and when they receive them back..

    It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.


    One of Andy Rooney's (60 minutes) ideas.

    Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back!
    If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them.

    You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 41 cents.

    The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it...Twice!

    Let's help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to increase postage costs again You get the idea !

    If enough people follow these tips, it will work ---- I have been doing this for years, and I get very little junk mail anymore.













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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:39 pm

    Do we just add tips of our own to the thread now?

    For example (for the fellas only), if you get kicked in the package, jump up and down.
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    Post by SensGirl11 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:41 pm

    Ooopss...I had erased it by accident.
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    Post by PTFlea on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:04 pm

    Neat. I thought of putting these idiots on hold, I was gonna do it anyway. I'll tell you how it works out.
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    Post by PTFlea on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:04 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:Do we just add tips of our own to the thread now?

    For example (for the fellas only), if you get kicked in the package, jump up and down.

    Really? That sounds like it would make it worse.
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:07 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:Do we just add tips of our own to the thread now?

    For example (for the fellas only), if you get kicked in the package, jump up and down.

    Really? That sounds like it would make it worse.

    Maybe a myth then. Disregard that tip.
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    Post by PTFlea on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:12 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Maybe a myth then. Disregard that tip.

    Will do! TwoThumbsUp!
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:14 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Maybe a myth then. Disregard that tip.

    Will do!

    OK. Here's one. But it only applies to world-class golfers who want to project a squeaky clean image and have a young family at home...
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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:20 pm

    Here's a great tip...

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    Post by The Silfer Server on Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:51 pm

    Another way to reduce the number of calls you receive is by registering your phone number on the National do not call list. That can be done here:

    https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/insnum-regnum-eng

    This does not prevent all telemarketers though, as Registered Charities will still call you, and companies with which you have had some sort of relationship within the last 18 months. After 18 months, they will no longer be allowed to contact you.

    For more information on Canada's National Do-not-call list, please visit:

    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/DNCL/brochure_consumer.htm
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    Post by SensGirl11 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:05 pm

    Bass Destruction wrote:Another way to reduce the number of calls you receive is by registering your phone number on the National do not call list. That can be done here:

    https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/insnum-regnum-eng

    This does not prevent all telemarketers though, as Registered Charities will still call you, and companies with which you have had some sort of relationship within the last 18 months. After 18 months, they will no longer be allowed to contact you.

    For more information on Canada's National Do-not-call list, please visit:

    [url=http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/DNCL/brochure_consumer.htm
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    I find it very odd that I seem to be getting more calls since I've put our number on that list. + I'm getting them on my cell now too. very frustrating.
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:07 pm

    That's because a bureaucrat is selling your number to offshore telemarketing companies.
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    Post by PTFlea on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:10 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:That's because a bureaucrat is selling your number to offshore telemarketing companies.

    Bahahahahaha. Laughing3
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    Post by Hoags on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:10 pm

    No call list seems to have helped me. Although I got rid of most of the telemarketers by changing my phone number and only update bills etc.

    I did have a collection agency (and even the Ottawa police) call for some person I never heard of. It took months before they finally stopped (after repeatedly being told no such person lived/lives here).
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    Post by shabbs on Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:25 pm

    I like the "Hold on..." and then leave the phone off the hook and walk away trick... too funny.

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