Unwanted phone calls
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Unwanted phone calls
Apr 10 2012, 04:40 PM
Joined: 16-October 06
Member No.: 7988
Over the past few months we have started to receive increasingly frequent phone calls on our landline phone (which seem to be coming from from India) trying to sell us things, eg loft insulation, insurance etc. The number shows up as "international" or "unavailable" on the phone and there is always a delay before the caller speaks. Also, they always ask to speak to the householder. I know we can just put the phone down but the number of these calls has now reached a nuisance level and they are really very intrusive. Does anyone know how to get these calls stopped?
Apr 10 2012, 07:41 PM
Joined: 27-January 09
From: The Land of Harrison & Harrison
Member No.: 53694
I once made the mistake of taking part in a telephone survey, which was only supposed to take two minutes, but actually took nearer twenty. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)
I was promised all sorts of freebies for taking part, but all I got was nuisance calls, until I got hold of the [UK based] company who was selling my number, gave them a rollicking, and told them to remove my details from their database, or otherwise face legal action. The calls dropped off after that, to the point that we rarely receive any now.
However, if I do receive one, I usually say something like "Welcome to Swell Box Limited; your call is important to us. For sales press one; for technical service press two, etc". They usually hang up before I get to "for Accounts press five". (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
Otherwise your only option is either to change your number, or not to answer international calls unless you are expecting one.
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