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Getting increasingly fed up with cold call selling. 

What do you do to counter these calls?

In the case of “I hear you have had an accident” I variously respond “oh you mean when I had my legs cut off?” Then go on to describe the accident. Or “when the alligator ate my gonads”. 

Then there is allegedly Microsoft ringing. Apparently your computer is going to be trashed. Ok I will go and switch it on. As we all know Windows takes ages to boot. Having hung them on for ages you say. Oh I have an Apple computer. Is that the same?

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Just put the phone down..like i do with Charity people who come to the door..as soon as they start i just close the door..same with phone just put the phone down..or as i used to be in the UK i was x directory so never got any cold calling.

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5 minutes ago, cheeky_monkey said:

Just put the phone down..like i do with Charity people who come to the door..as soon as they start i just close the door..same with phone just put the phone down..or as i used to be in the UK i was x directory so never got any cold calling.

Where is the sport?

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I'm never abusive or rude, they are just doing their job (actual scammers aside). I normally just give a firm no thankyou and end the call.

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On 05/11/2018 at 11:29, Snipper said:

Where is the sport?

you said you were fed up with cold callers 🤔

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My mum just says she’s not here if it’s her they ask for. 

I don’t get many calls on my own phone and when I do I only tend to answer numbers I know. 

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43 minutes ago, cheeky_monkey said:

you said you were fed up with cold callers 🤔

I did but having received them might as well try and wind them. Currently answering unknown or unavailable numbers as some have related to my radiotherapy treatment. Will go back to ignoring and or blocking calls when I can. 

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I usually say 'OMG really?' when you get the 'you have been in an accident in the last 6 months' calls.

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Easy, I only answer "known" tel numbers on the basis that if the call is genuine or important the caller will leave a message. Automated messages are deleted.

 

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I like to put on a foreign  accent  and pretend I don't understand can be a laugh though most calls go to  my PA (wife)  lol

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I tell solar panel sales persons my roof has the wrong aspect, so they would

have to put them up where the sun doesn't shine.  

B.   :) 

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I prefer the Norman Bates approach, myself: hang on, I'll just go and get Mother...

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Could always make things weird and ask them what they're wearing.

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4 minutes ago, Nick L said:

Could always make things weird and ask them what they're wearing.

Yep, that's weird 🤤

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Or you might pretend to be one of those 0808 numbers?

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The Pc virus ones are a good one. I pass them to hubs who job is in IT and he has a field day. 👍

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