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Old 10-01-2015, 12:18 PM   #21
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If I have the time I keep them on the line asking for information and to repeat themselves as much as I can get away with. Their wasted time is lost money to them. My personal best was 27 minutes and I spoke to 3 different people in that call

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Old 10-01-2015, 12:22 PM   #22
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Occasionally I'm in the mood to toy with these people. Some of my favourites:

1. If they call at dinner time, I put them on hold and sit back down at the table and continue with dinner. I get back on the line in a minute and ask them hold again.....they usually hangup in a couple of minutes (My wife hates me doing this)

2. If someone is selling newspapers or a magazine subscription, I usually say : I'm illiterate and I don't think this is a funny joke. This results in dead silence for a second.

3. If someone is selling goods or services, I usually make a counter-offer , like "can you throw in a set of free steak knifes or a Jack Lalanne juicer" (totally unrelated to their sales pitch).

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Old 10-01-2015, 12:32 PM   #24
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I love to play with the Microsoft techs that call to let me know there is a virus on my computer. As I know what the results of all the steps they ask you to input are, I play along ( including redoing typos etc). You can hear them get more excited as you get closer to them taking control of your computer. When they tell you must have done something wrong since they can not see your machine, I tell them that is because it off. They hang up and I have a good laugh.

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Old 10-01-2015, 12:32 PM   #25
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Spam or scam callers are using outside the US computers and could care less about the Fed " Do Not Call List" Go to and check to see if your phone carrier is supported. If it is sign up. It is a free legit service that simultaneous dials their 800# when your phone rings. Their computer looks to see if the number is on their blacklist and hangs up. You get one ring and done. It saves me 4-5 calls a day.
Sounds great!! I attempted to register but our carrier, Brighthouse, is not yet on their list. Guess I will have to keep the air horn by the phone awhile longer
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:49 PM   #26
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Don't listen to these while you are eating lunch.

Just say'n.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:36 PM   #27
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Oh man peeing my pants listening to these!!!
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:00 PM   #28
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One day I got a call about my nearly new computer being infected and I needed him to fix it. I knew it was a scam but that didn't stop me. He said they were going to shut down my Microsoft account if I didn't comply.

Next time they call from "Microsoft" ask how they got your number since you are running a Mac. You will get a click ( hang up ) !!!
I had such a call. I heard this from a comic act.... I told him I couldn't talk to him right then but told him I could call him... then asked when he would be home... and if he gives me his home number I would call him later. He said, he couldn't give out his home number. I said to him, so you don't like people calling you at home; bothering you? He said that was right. So, I said to him I feel the same way. I hate having people bother me at home when I am trying to relax too, so why don't you hang up now... and he did.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:01 PM   #29
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The last few calls show up as my own phone number. If they can call me using my own number why can the not call someone else using my phone number?
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:22 PM   #30
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