Laughed out loud on that one!! I used to let my son (2 at the time) speak to them. That was before the national "DO Not Call Registry". Thank "Brew Assassins moldy wort" for that piece of legislation.Yuri_Rage said:"My dog's nuts are HUGE!"
The straw that broke the camel's back over me not being allowed to talk to telemarketers anymore was when I was overheard saying, "If you want to sell me something, please learn to speak English first."mmm beer said:who woulld give a person a telemarketing job who speaks about as much english as I speak swahili.
I did. I still get the occasional call.todd_k said:why don't you just sign up for the national do not call registry? You still get charities and cops calling for money but it's not as bad.
Do your damndest to collect their information, then remind them that it's an $11,000 per call fine. The DNC list is *not* something for telemarketers to mess around with. My wife put us on the list a while ago, now the only calls we get are from the MA Police Federation (yelled that THEM last time, because they didn't believe my wife when she told them that I had *just* given them money a few weeks prior).Yuri_Rage said:I did. I still get the occasional call.
I've found these guys to be dodgy too. Once they called with their police spiel. I told them that I never conduct business over the phone, unless it is initiated by me. Then I said, if they wanted to mail me something so that I could look it over and verify it as a legitimate charity, I might consider it. Two weeks later I got a bill from them in the mail. I promptly tore it up and now refuse to even speak to them when they call.alemonkey said:A lot of those cop charities are scams, too. My wife used to work at the newspaper selling help wanted ads, and one of her customers was a telemarketing company that specialized in police fundraisers. Trouble was, they weren't actually affiliated with any police organization. They kept the vast majority of the money and donated a very small percentage to charities just to stay somewhat legal.
The ironic thing was that they hired a lot of guys on work release from prison.