Post # 1
We have a tele-marketer that calls EVERY.SINGLE.DAY about “lowering your card interest rates”. It’s always a recording, and for weeks I’d hang up.
Then, I started to “press 3” to be removed from the call list, yet they still keep calling.
One time I decided to “press 1” and speak to someone. I told them I wanted to be removed from the list, and that I’m sick of being called everyday. I told them I had repeatedly pressed 3 to be removed and they still call. The guy was a total ass and told me to “f*ck off”. Admittedly I wasn’t super nice about it. I mean I wasn’t cursing them, but I was definitely frustrated.
We still get the calls. Today I pressed 1 again to speak with someone and nice said, “I’d like to request to be removed from this call list” to which the guy replied with “this isn’t MTV and I’m not total request live” – then he hung up on me.
I give him props for his original response, but I’m beyond sick of these calls. We’re on the do not call list, how do I make it stop???
Post # 3
The federal government is offering $50,000 to someone who can figure out a good way to stop robocalls. Apparently they’ve gotten over 2 million complaints.
Yeah so…good luck!
Post # 4
I ask to be put on the DNC list. If they contact me again, I state that I’ve already requested to be put on their DNC list and that if they call me again, I will be reporting them to the CRTC. That usually works if they do not want to be fined. If it doesn’t I report them, at least I get the satisfaction that they are paying a 1.5k or 15k fine.
I get annoyed by the automatic scam calls though. The ones that say you’ve won a free trip with Westjet or something like that.
Post # 5
^ this exactly. I once worked as a telemarketer (hated doing it too!), and if I was told they wanted to be on the do not call list, then by law we/mgmt/computer system has to put that number on the list, and stop calling!!
Post # 6
you don’t even have to tell them.
Go here: https://www.donotcall.gov/
every single telemarketer out there has 31 days to remove your number off their lists. If not, you can always report their number under File a Complaint.
Post # 7
I worked as a telemarketer as well and believe me we don’t want to do it just as much as you don’t want to receive it. Anyways sometimes even people from the DNC list get on the list and unfortunately it happens BUT you have to call your city/pay money to be on a DNC list. If you’re just asking each telemarketer that calls you you’re only on their personal DNC list
Post # 8
“I’m sorry, starfish is deceased.”
Post # 9
Are you not on the do-not-call list? All my calls stopped once I got on it. If they do call, you can report them and there is a HUGE fine.
Post # 10
oh and while we’re on the subject of unwanted things, here’s https://www.optoutprescreen.com/?rf=t that stops you getting prescreened for all those dratted credit card offers!
https://www.donotcall.gov/ for unwanted phone calls is your best bet.
Post # 11
Why do you even pick up the phone if you don’t recognize the number? I sure don’t. Saves me a lot of time/frustration.
You could also get rid of your home line. I haven’t had one in over a decade and don’t miss it.
Post # 12
@crayfish: they call mobiles too 🙁 🙁
Post # 13
We get this all the time too. If you’re an existing customer they are still allowed to call you even if you’re on a DNC list.
Sadly, we just don’t pick up our phone now unless we recognize the number.
Post # 14
We’re on the DNC list, and they still call. It’s really irritating to know that it doesn’t work. 🙁
@crayfish: I do recognize the number, it comes up as “card services” or something like that. Even when I don’t pick it up, it gets our answering machine, and for some reason (instead of just hanging up) we get a blank message. It’s so annoying. We actually use our house phone, getting rid of it isn’t an option. We have no cell service at our house.
Post # 15
Even if she doesn’t answer the phone, it’s still ringing a ton and is a nuisance. Not answering is not the answer.
Register for DNC list.
Post # 16
@starfish0116: Tell your phone company to block the number. Some will. Otherwise, report them and just not answer. I don’t answer any calls that I don’t know, including calls to my work line. Leave me a voicemail and I’ll deal with you later if it’s important.